Top 988 Long Time Quotes

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“I tried the paleo diet, which is the caveman diet – lots of meat. And I tried the calorie restriction diet: The idea is that if you eat very, very little – if you’re on the verge of starvation, you will live a very long time, whether or not you want to, of course.”

― A. J. Jacobs

“I’ve been a fan of Burberry for a very long time and they’ve been so supportive of me for many years.”

― Aaron Paul

“I’ve been around a long time, so I guess I’ve touched a lot of people’s lives – hopefully for the better.”

― Ace Frehley

“’Paul’s Boutique’ was a bust, right? That was a bummer. We didn’t pause on it for a long time – we didn’t go through therapy – but it was weird. And because it was a bust, we didn’t go on tour.”

― Ad-Rock

“’Alternative facts’ is really one of the better things that’s come out in a long time. ‘Alternative facts?’ It’s brilliant! Really? Alternative facts? There are two different realities?”

― Ad-Rock

“There was a lot of me trying to be a ‘fixer.’ I was that kind of guy. I’d meet someone who had ‘so much potential’ that needed ‘help.’ I think that was kind of my curse for a long time.”

― Adam Lambert

“The teachings of Tibetan Buddhism have been passed down for a long time now. They have that system pretty well figured out.”

― Adam Yauch

“Our expectation is that by 2050, which is a long time away, India will be the largest economy in the world, overtaking both the U.S. and China.”

― Adi Godrej

“By the time I finished my first three films, I realised this is something I want to do for a long time, learn, and grow in.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!”

― Adrian Belew

“For a long time, I was very resistant to the idea of online publication or even e-books or something like that.”

― Adrian Tomine

“I think for such a long time people had this misconception of who I was and what I was about.”

― Adrienne Bailon

“I used to get very nervous before a concert. It’s okay when you are in a band. You can kind of disappear. But when it’s just you… yes, that was difficult. I would not say it is easy now. But when you do it for a long time, you do learn to cope.”

― Agnes Obel

“The French colonisation of Algeria lasted a long time: 132 years.”

― Ahmed Ben Bella

“Side note: When I dressed up like Harley Quinn on TV a long time ago, everyone was like, ‘Who is that?’ And now she’s got an entire merchandise line.”

― AJ Lee

“It’s too bad that ‘Dragon Ball,’ which I drew for a very long time, has ended. Just kidding. I’m incredibly glad. Now I can just leisurely sit around!”

― Akira Toriyama

“For a long time, I’ve loved the kind of characters who are boastful yet petty. I was originally a gag manga artist, after all.”

― Akira Toriyama

“In France, I am the fifth artisan to produce his own chocolate, and the others have been doing it for a long time.”

― Alain Ducasse

“I’ve said, for a long time, my favorite part of my career is when I’m creating a new thing where I’m pulling from a new place.”

― Alan Menken

“There has been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller’s work for quite a long time.”

― Alan Moore

“I do believe in ‘forever’ in terms of relationships. There’s something really amazing about being with someone for a long time and really knowing each other in that way. They end up becoming your closest friend.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“I don’t know if I have a career or not, or where it ends or it begins. I have been working, doing what I do for a long time. But my creative process has always been so tortuous.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“It took me a long time to be alright with smiling onstage.”

― Alex Ebert

“Sequels are generally done in a rush. They’re done with a sense of urgency. The first time, you spend a long time developing to get it over the line. The second time, you don’t. Your expectations are different, and your motivations are different.”

― Alex Garland

“It’s been possible for years to use a PC to watch and record over-the-air television broadcasts, and unencrypted cable television tuners have been available almost as long. But for a long time, you could only watch copyright-protected channels with a cable company-leased box.”

― Alex Pareene

“I was on some bad teams, and I played bad as a young player, certainly, at times. And that all mounts. Yeah, that all mounts. The perception. Everything that goes into that. And so, yeah, I think to kind of get over the hump of that, to change perception, it can be difficult. It’s a tall task. And it takes a long time.”

― Alex Smith

“I have three friendships that have lasted a long time, but everybody else has come and gone.”

― Alexa Vega

“For a long time I was looking for my perfect equilibrium, my mojo. And now I think I’m getting there: I’ve found my customer, my silhouette, my cut.”

― Alexander McQueen

“I came to terms with not fitting in a long time ago. I never really fitted in. I don’t want to fit in. And now people are buying into that.”

― Alexander McQueen

“This is something I’ve dreamed of for a long, long time – to play in a World Cup.”

― Ali Krieger

“I’ve been a big fan of Michael Showalter’s for a long time. I watched ‘Stella’ growing up.”

― Alia Shawkat

“I come from the Midwest, from the suburbs – growing up hanging out at the mall and looking at the corn fields across the street. I kind of was embarrassed by it for a long time. Then I decided, ‘Hey, if everyone else can embrace their homeland and where they’re from, I can do the same!’”

― Alice Ripley

“It took me a long time to figure out that I didn’t have to do everything, that it was actually a lot more helpful if I did a couple things really, really well than a whole bunch of things really badly, or nothing at all, because the whole thing was overwhelming.”

― Alicia Garza

“The real trick to auditioning is just letting go of trying to please them. Make it your own. That took me a long time to learn.”

― Allison Janney

“I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him.”

― Alton Brown

“I grew up at Real Madrid and played there a long time.”

― Alvaro Morata

“I would never regret joining a club like Chelsea, and hopefully I will be a long time at Chelsea.”

― Alvaro Morata

“It’s funny because TV wasn’t something that I wanted to do. I wanted to do movies. I’d said a lot of no’s to a lot of shows previously because I couldn’t fathom being on a show for such a long time and only doing one thing.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“Swag is something that I’ve had for a long time.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“I’ve been kind of submerged in my own little geographic location for a really long time in Venice Beach.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I think you always have, you know, new players. Every year you see new faces, juniors coming into the seniors. I was one of them at the time long time ago now.”

― Amelie Mauresmo

“I’ve been boxing since I was eight, and that’s a long time to take punches day after day.”

― Amir Khan

“When you get over the anxiety, you discover you should have been mad a long time ago.”

― Amy Clampitt

“I think cash will be around for a long time.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“I trained together with Jacare for a long time.”

― Anderson Silva

“I proved for a long time how much I’ve given of my heart and of my time to the UFC.”

― Anderson Silva

“Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks.”

― Andre Agassi

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

― Andre Gide

“I had this dream for a long time and it was a dream to play for Chelsea and not for another club.”

― Andre Schurrle

“I want to be a champion for a long time, and I want to take the least amount of punishment possible doing so.”

― Andre Ward

“In the last 15 years, only 500,000 jobs have been created per year. So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to take: migration, the informal economy and the path to antisocial behavior.”

― Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

“So from a long time ago, every year 700,000 Mexicans have only three routes to take: migration, the informal economy and the path to antisocial behavior.”

― Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

“For a long time, we’ve worked on detecting planets with whatever was at hand, making use of existing small telescopes or even amateur telescopes. It’s time to move on to the next stage.”

― Andrew Gould

“It’s interesting that the wondrous ‘Hamilton,’ which I could not be more ecstatic about, has taken a long time to perfect to bring it to Broadway. And it wouldn’t have been possible if it was developed in the commercial theatre from the get-go.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“Text input is certainly useful, but images and speech are a much more natural way for humans to express their queries. Infants learn to see and speak well before they learn to type. The same is true of human evolution – we’ve had spoken language for a long time compared to written language, which is a relatively recent development.”

― Andrew Ng

“In many campaigns, one candidate or another is asked to answer for comments he or she made in the past. The answer is usually gibberish – ‘That was a long time ago,’ or ‘I was trying to say something else.’”

― Andrew Rosenthal

“I was a solipsist and a narcissist and much too arrogant. I have a lot more compassion now, but it took a long time.”

― Andrew Sarris

“There are major advantages to remaining out of the radio for a long time before we have something that crosses into the mainstream properly.”

― Andrew Wyatt

“Hunger is an issue that I’ve cared about for a very long time and is incredibly personal and important to me.”

― Andy Grammer

“I’ve been writing and wanting to direct for a long time.”

― Andy Serkis

“I’ve been shocked for a long time in a lot of circumstances. I get shocked when they say, ‘Hey, we’re paying ya.’”

― Angus Young

“I learned a long time ago that trying to micromanage the perfect vacation is always a disaster. That leads to terrible times.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“Bald guys have been playing the bad guy for a long time, whether it’s pirates, thieves, murderers, or whatnot, so the deck is a little bit stacked against you in that regard.”

― Anthony Carrigan

“Donald Trump Jr. is a very honest, very high-integrity person. I have known him for a long time. I have an enormous amount of respect for him.”

― Anthony Scaramucci

“There are many applications for which film is going to be better, for a very long time.”

― Antonio Perez

“I think about my films for a long time, maybe years, but I write them in days.”

― Anurag Kashyap

“I wasn’t the most confident of cooks, but I just persevered, and I wanted to learn, and I wanted to be a sponge, and I wanted to be better than the next person, and I wanted to learn as much as I could, so I just kept pushing, and it took me a long time actually to be confident in my technique and my ability as a cook.”

― April Bloomfield

“I was playing a lot of bigger, sort-of-comedic characters in slightly heightened realities, and it had been so fun and fulfilling for a long time. But it got to a point where I just felt like I didn’t have that in me anymore.”

― Ari Graynor

“I’ve been calling myself ‘just an actor’ since I was 6 years old. That’s a long time.”

― Ari Graynor

“We have learned a long time ago that one cannot compromise with terrorists.”

― Ariel Sharon

“I’ve been singing one kind of genre for a long time but have always tried to push to new auras about picking new songs or the same kind of genre but trying to sing it differently, treating it differently.”

― Arijit Singh

“I stopped courting Hollywood a long time ago.”

― Armand Assante

“People have had the idea to do a ’90s alternative tour for a long time. I didn’t come up with that; I was the first guy to basically say it was time.”

― Art Alexakis

“The farmers in Kansas are sorely in need of a credit system meeting their special requirements, that they may more readily obtain money on short or long time for their farming operations, or that they may become owners of farms.”

― Arthur Capper

“California is the highest-tax state in the nation and has been for a long time. It has the highest-paid teachers in the nation, by far – $400 a month more than New Jersey – and yet California is the third lowest state on test scores for fourth and eighth grade English and math in the nation, and has been at the low level for a long, long time.”

― Arthur Laffer

“I want to be like Tom Cruise from ‘The Outsiders’ and go on and do amazing movies for a long time.”

― Ashton Kutcher

“We were working on ‘Senna’ for a long time before we were fully financed, so we didn’t actually have an editor for a while.”

― Asif Kapadia

“Palestinians have had to live for a long time with the fact that Israelis had power over them in their everyday lives.”

― Barton Gellman

“I loved The Rock. He was my favorite for a long time.”

― Bayley

“I stopped singing for a long time because it just wasn’t something I was very passionate about.”

― BeBe Winans

“The one thing people don’t appreciate, I think, is that central banking is not a new development. It’s been around for a very long time.”

― Ben Bernanke

“I’ve known Hillary Clinton for a long time. She’s trustworthy. She’s ready from Day One to assume the office of presidency in the United States. She’s qualified and she’s ready as compared to, I think, Donald Trump, who has shown his recklessness, and dangerous statements that he’s made.”

― Ben Cardin

“For a long time, since story collections look almost precisely like novels, I presumed that they were meant to be enjoyed in the same way as novels.”

― Ben Dolnick

“In summer, my Sundays are often taken up with cricket. I play with a bunch of other over-competitive and overenthusiastic guys who I have known for a very long time.”

― Ben Elliot

“For ‘Narrow Stairs’, the majority of the songs I brought in were guitar songs – songs we could sit in a room and just play. I can honestly say I had more fun and felt more inspired on this record than anything that we had done in a long time.”

― Ben Gibbard

“Cuba is only 90 miles from Florida, but for a long time, the distance between our two countries seemed a lot greater.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I’m not saying I’m a writer, but I’ve been in movies for a long time, and I think I could write a script for a movie.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“We have known each other for a long time, and I’ve always known the real Paris. I always knew she was like wife material or serious girlfriend material.”

― Benji Madden

“Abhishek Chaubey has been in my bucket list for a long time. When he approached me, I thought it’s for a film he is producing, but I never expected my fourth film to be an Abhishek Chaubey film.”

― Bhumi Pednekar

“I’m a breath of fresh air, and there hasn’t been something this black on TV for a very long time.”

― Big Narstie

“For a long time, I’d been vaguely fascinated by the idea that Charles Lindbergh flew the Atlantic and Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs in the same summer.”

― Bill Bryson

“I’m not really a child of this ‘120 TV channels, a billion websites’ era. I tried to live that for a long time but recently realized I don’t get anything from it. I told myself it was luxury, but it was really only annoying. I’d rather just watch the same 50 movies over and over.”

― Bill Callahan

“I haven’t been really nervous about a gig in a long time.”

― Bill Engvall

“I think it’s long overdue, and I believed that Doris Miller should have been honored a long time ago.”

― Bill Flores

“When I got to ‘Saturday Night Live,’ it was a lot like going from pre-school to Harvard, and it took a long time to figure stuff out.”

― Bill Hader

“I got into dub a long time ago. I was into dub before I even had any interest in reggae or Jamaican songs, Bob Marley, or any of those established artists. I just thought it was such an unusual sound.”

― Bill Laswell

“I used to be a health-care investor a long time ago in the public markets. One thing I learned that we tried to apply here is that investing in small molecules, trying to invest in the next treatment, there’s an element of gambling to that.”

― Bill Maris

“I’m also performing regularly in Southern California with two bands. As a solo artist doing acoustic sets and a member of the Jenerators, my rock n roll band that has been around for a long time now.”

― Bill Mumy

“I’ve been a runner a long time. When I first got into it, I started doing small triathlons in Chicago, and I just did it to get in shape. When I got out of college, I put on a few pounds like everybody does. I did it when I was in my early 20s, but I never really did any long runs.”

― Bill Rancic

“Acting was always there, it’s true. But for a long time, in my teenage years, I wasn’t sure about it – not because I didn’t like it, but I didn’t want people to think I hadn’t earned it.”

― Bill Skarsgard

“It’s just my job to prove I belong in there. I’ve been in the league a long time.”

― Billy Butler

“I played golf for 25 years before I made a hole-in-one of any kind. I was on the tour for years before it finally happened. Eventually I made 23, but boy, that first one was a long time coming. It was the price I paid for not shooting at every flag.”

― Billy Casper

“We need to get back to a level of social responsibility that we haven’t seen for a long time.”

― Billy Corgan

“The French – they like jazz, they’ve been on jazz a long time.”

― Billy Higgins

“I’ve been an amature inventor for a long time.”

― Billy Sheehan

“The hardest thing writers have to do is figure out for themselves who they are. What should they be writing about? What stories should they be telling? What does writing mean to them? I didn’t know the answers to those questions for a long, long time.”

― Blake Crouch

“Playing in the NBA has been a dream of mine for a long time, so to finally get to do that is amazing.”

― Blake Griffin

“I’ve been wearing Zegna for a while. It started a long, long time ago, my rookie year.”

― Blake Griffin

“For a long time, I wanted children. When I was about 30 or 32, I really thought about it.”

― Bo Derek

“I come from a pretty tough background and I learned a long time ago not to be bothered.”

― Bob Ainsworth

“Most painters want recognition, especially by their peers. I achieved that a long time ago with TV. I don’t need any more.”

― Bob Ross

“I really like the thing I did with Martina McBride. I had that song sitting around for a long time.”

― Bob Seger

“Remakes are happening for a long time, and it is happening in the West, too. I don’t believe anything is wrong in that.”

― Bobby Deol

“When you get to a certain level in wrestling, you got to be the ring general, and I’ve been in wrestling for a long time. And I can be a ring general against anybody.”

― Bobby Lashley

“I like movies that don’t fit in a category. Like, ‘Get Out’ – that was one of my favorite movies in a long time, and what is that?”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“I started doing stand-up when I was 15 and doing Letterman when I was 20. So I’ve been doing stand-up comedy and clubs for over 30 years. That’s a long time.”

― Bobcat Goldthwait

“I think four Olympics is probably enough. Five Olympics is a long time, but there’s nothing wrong with that if I’m into it and I’m healthy and my priorities can fit around that.”

― Bode Miller

“It is my goal to stay with Barcelona for a long time and be successful here.”

― Bojan Krkic

“There’s nothing like living a long time to create a depth and soulfulness in your music.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“I would say my whole universe is probably categorized as guerilla marketing. For a long time, I had a line which was, ‘Whenever I hear the word ‘marketing,’ it makes me throw up a little bit in my mouth.’”

― Brad Feld

“I’ve said for a long time there is no military solution to the crisis in Syria. There has to be a diplomatic solution. ISIL cannot be part of it. Al-Qaeda cannot be part of it, and Assad cannot be part of it. We are dealing with issues that have been going on for centuries, and I’m not sure the administration fully appreciates that.”

― Brad Schneider

“I’ve been in love with Natalie Portman for a long time now. She’s flawless.”

― Brant Daugherty

“I love ‘Mean Girls.’ I held out on watching it for a long time, but I’m so glad I finally did. Tina Fey is brilliant.”

― Brant Daugherty

“By the time you’ve been single for quite a long time, you can get quite specific about what you can and can’t put up with.”

― Brendan Coyle

“Companies that have been built and operated for a long time are the most successful companies.”

― Brian Acton

“Since I spend such a long time making each book, I only choose books that I’m really interested in and that I really love.”

― Brian Selznick

“When things take a long time, I just get really stubborn.”

― Britney Spears

“I’ve been a vegetarian for so long, I forgot how much I missed meat. You know you don’t realize how important meat is to you until you don’t have it for long time.”

― Brittany Daniel

“I’ve done little bits of Botox for a long time. If I wasn’t on TV, I probably wouldn’t.”

― Brooke Burke

“I’ve been very engaged in Illinois and Chicago civic activities for a long time; mostly around building businesses and helping entrepreneurs grow companies, but also around education and education reform.”

― Bruce Rauner

“I gotta admit, when you’ve been doing this a long time, going out to the audience and asking for them to help out with crowdfunding, it’s a gut check. You never know how that’s gonna turn out. Luckily for us, it turned out well.”

― Burnie Burns

“For a long time, our only mode of travel was an Econoline van. Eleven of us, with nine sleeping in the back on two mattresses.”

― Butch Trucks

“I think we need to move to the moons of Mars and learn how to control robots that are on the surface. It’s not the impatient way of getting there, but Mars has been there a long time.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“And when I first came out from New York, I hadn’t driven in a long time. Now I’m like Joe Speedster.”

― Calista Flockhart

“F. Murray Abraham is an incredible actor and has been for a long time. I’ve been watching him as I grew up.”

― Cameron Britton

“I worked with Lukas Haas a long time ago, when he was younger, and he was wonderful.”

― Campbell Scott

“For a long time, I really struggled with the idea of being an actor because I really felt that I should be in the Peace Corps.”

― Camryn Manheim

“I was the muse of Tom Ford and Gucci for years, but that was a long time ago.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I think it is good when something can stay interesting for a long time. It’s not just a trend for one month.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.”

― Carl Friedrich Gauss

“We have to be aware that fossil fuel energy sources have an expiry date. A timeframe of 30, 40 or 50 years can seem a long time to get rewards for economic policy, but it’s only a short time for implementing a new energy policy.”

― Carlo Rubbia

“I realised a long time ago that instrumental music speaks a lot more clearly than English, Spanish, Yiddish, Swahili, any other language. Pure melody goes outside time.”

― Carlos Santana

“Well I think money has been going into political campaigns for a very long time.”

― Carly Fiorina

“Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away.”

― Carol Burnett

“As actors, we have to say yes to everything for a really long time. You say ‘Yes’ to anything you can get.”

― Carrie Coon

“I’ve always known there’s more to life than just racing for a long time.”

― Casey Stoner

“I have been interested in V8s for a long time.”

― Casey Stoner

“I got told so many times I needed a manager. For a long time I resisted, and I finally got one so I can pay my mortgage, and it helped me from becoming a homeless person.”

― Cat Power

“It took me a long time to get comfortable with the idea of being photographed by a moving or still camera.”

― Cate Blanchett

“I want to act for a really long time, but eventually I want to be a Marine and fly F-18s or train animals at SeaWorld.”

― Cayden Boyd

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

― Channing Dungey

“Tim Allen is a valuable part of the Disney ABC family and has been for a very, very long time.”

― Channing Dungey

“Writing books takes a long time, and one thing a writer must do is learn to live with his or her project.”

― Charles Bock

“A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what’s real and what’s not and most of us have been going along with it ever since.”

― Charles de Lint

“Many of my sculptures take a long time to make.”

― Charles Ray

“I collect… for a long time, I collected Nike Air Max 90s, this specific shoe. And it really is nerdy, because collecting sneakers is not that nerdy, but if you don’t wear them, and you keep the box fresh, if you’re that fanatical about it, then you leap several categories into super-dork, and that’s the way I was.”

― Charlie Hunnam

“Charlie Murphy has been around for a long time. I’ve worked with a lot of exciting artists, and it was a thrill to be around to watch them display their skills.”

― Charlie Murphy

“Conservatives spent an awful long time ignoring things: the birthers, the bigots, the xenophobes, the alternative-reality media. We had assumed that they were postcards from the fringe.”

― Charlie Sykes

“A quarter century of running a restaurant – that’s a long time to do one thing.”

― Charlie Trotter

“I started to ride when I was very young, and it’s a sport I have practised for a very long time.”

― Charlotte Casiraghi

“You can be sure that they’ll be showing ‘Ben-Hur’ somewhere for a long, long time to come.”

― Charlton Heston

“I’ve been an activist in the LGBT community for a long time. I think nothing’s changed, I’m just a little bit more focused on the ‘T’ now than I was on the ‘L’ or the ‘G.’”

― Chaz Bono

“I’ve known John Toshack a long, long time because I grew up with his son Cameron. If he was English, there is no doubt that he would be mentioned in the same breath as someone like Terry Venables.”

― Chris Coleman

“Maybe it is because of Facebook or something else, but I have been interested in journalism for a long time.”

― Chris Hughes

“I’ve been a huge fan of the cable network FX for a very, very long time. I think their brand of comedy is incredible. For me, as an audience member, that’s a go-to channel.”

― Chris Klein

“I’ve had this song in a drawer for a long time, maybe seven or eight years. Every time I’d do an album, I’d take it out and listen to it, and always liked what it had to say. Plus when Garth came in and sang on it, that made it really special.”

― Chris LeDoux

“I’ve been fascinated with Stevie Nicks for a long, long time. I’ve written ‘Stevie Nicks’ inside everything I’ve made for the past 20 years.”

― Chris March

“I’ve grown up a little bit. I’m almost 40 years old now. But everyone was introduced to me when I was 18 and I looked like I was 15. I’ve been around a long time.”

― Chris O’Donnell

“The Beatles had a six-year career, from 1963 to 1969, which – to me, in my early 20s – seemed like a phenomenally long time.”

― Chris Squire

“Six years is a long time to play the same characters on the same show.”

― Chris Wood

“I have been in Los Angeles for a long time, and I have wanted to be a series lead for a long time. It’s literally on my bucket list.”

― Chrissy Metz

“I’ve tweeted incessantly about Nintendo and my love for Nintendo for a long time.”

― Chrissy Teigen

“’Batman’ took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.”

― Christian Bale

“I grew up a wrestler; for a long time in Oklahoma I was a wrestler.”

― Christian Kane

“Fleetwood Mac always take a long time to make a record – you know what.”

― Christine McVie

“Praise is nothing that accumulates. Praise is a sequence, especially if you’ve toiled for a long time. Praise does not pile up. So in a way, you can’t get too much. I don’t consider it to be a quantity that you can measure by volume.”

― Christoph Waltz

“I’ve been interested in dreams since I as a kid and I’ve wanted to do a film about them for a long time.”

― Christopher Nolan

“Lipstick is the easiest way to dress up without doing a lot, but it’s hard to maintain, so I always opt for nudes if I’m going out for a long time.”

― Christy Turlington

“I used to like whiskey. But it’s been a long time since I’ve been drunk.”

― Claude Williams

“Directors have been trying to get me to do comedy for a long time, ever since ‘One Eight Seven.’”

― Clifton Collins, Jr.

“My grandfather was a ship’s cook, and he came back from the Far East very often with strange little toys. One of the things he brought back was a puzzle box, which obsessed me for a long time.”

― Clive Barker

“It just proves that I’ve been here for a long time and, I guess, have done the right things over the years.”

― Cobi Jones

“When I started my first blog years ago, I just wanted to share my perspective. For a long time, models had been these mute pretty faces – and I wanted to have a voice.”

― Coco Rocha

“I had a really complicated relationship with acting for a long time.”

― Cole Sprouse

“I want to do this for a long time; I want people to be saying, ‘What is he doing still playing in clubs?’”

― Cole Swindell

“It’s incredibly flattering to be a U.S. senator, which I want to stay at for a long time.”

― Cory Booker

“When I was auditioning for ‘Gotham,’ I got a handful of comics from different decades, so I had a perspective – it’s been around for 75 years, which is a long time.”

― Cory Michael Smith

“I love Tom Cruise. I’ve been a Tom Cruise fan for a long time.”

― Courtney B. Vance

“Being an American is something I wanted to be for a very long time, probably since I saw the moon landing when I was a child.”

― Craig Ferguson

“For a long time I wanted to be a comic strip artist but when I started doing them in my teens they were getting really elaborate with tons of poses and a lot of information.”

― Craig McCracken

“Mathematicians have been hiding and writing messages in the genetic code for a long time, but it’s clear they were mathematicians and not biologists because, if you write long messages with the code that the mathematicians developed, it would more than likely lead to new proteins being synthesized with unknown functions.”

― Craig Venter

“Holly Holm was a boxer for a long time, and Leslie Smith comes from muay thai. It’s different. Holly is more defensive, while Leslie comes forward.”

― Cris Cyborg

“I used to perform all the time but I haven’t performed in New York in a very long time.”

― Cy Coleman

“Fame doesn’t redeem you. It takes a long time to get there, and when you’re finally there, you realise you still have authority figures telling you what to do.”

― Cyndi Lauper

“I just made a decision a long time ago: I’m not going to be defined by a scoreboard.”

― Dabo Swinney

“I found that if I don’t paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it’s because I haven’t painted.”

― Damian Loeb

“I’ve spent a long time avoiding painting and dealing with it from a distance. But as I get older, I’m more comfortable with it.”

― Damien Hirst

“’Star Wars’ is a galaxy a long time ago, far, far away. ‘Star Wars’ is not about our future.”

― Damon Lindelof

“Entrepreneurship is enduring pain for a long time without relinquishing.”

― Dan Pena

“It’s been with us for a millennium, and we’ll still be carrying around cash for a long time to come. There’ll just be less of it.”

― Dan Schulman

“There are stereotypes that have been out there for a long time that tell girls that their main asset, the main thing that they are valued for, is their appearance and also that it’s to the exclusion of anything else.”

― Danica McKellar

“Miz and I have known each other for a long time, and we really know, like, how to get at each other’s nerves.”

― Daniel Bryan

“I just wanted to play a cowboy for a long time.”

― Daniel Craig

“I stopped worrying about being desired a long time ago.”

― Daniel Craig

“Most of what we know about sales comes from a world of information asymmetry, where for a very long time sellers had more information than buyers. That meant sellers could hoodwink buyers, especially if buyers did not have a lot of choices or a way to talk back.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“When I was a kid, I always thought that I’d be a comic book artist. It took a long time to start thinking that I could be a musician.”

― Daniel Johnston

“I think being on a film set for such a long time made me a technical actor without realizing it.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“I spent a long time in London on the stage, and you knew exactly what you were going to be doing. You not only knew the performance, but you also knew exactly where you would stand.”

― Daniel Sharman

“For a long time, I didn’t think I wanted to live in the Ozarks or write about the region. It seemed to be a sure recipe for obscurity, and to be obscure was not my conscious ambition.”

― Daniel Woodrell

“I’ve been taking martial arts for a long time. I started with tae kwon do, and then I started taking karate and mixed martial arts.”

― Daniella Alonso

“Marion Cotillard is one of my favorite actresses. Not only is she so supremely elegant, but her choices are remarkable. I also admire Margot Robbie. She’s been working in film for a long time and is not the kind of actress who had instant breakout success.”

― Danielle Campbell

“I’m always studying and I’ve been doing it for a long time now.”

― Danny DeVito

“So I haven’t thought about the critics for a long time.”

― Dario Argento

“I was never in a mental institution for a long time. I was in psych wards.”

― Darrell Hammond

“Eventually, I gave up my sublet in Berlin and stayed in England for a long time – for about 20 years.”

― Darryl Pinckney

“Working with the Kinks, there always seemed to be some kind of automatic process at work. Ray and I had this telepathy happening for a long time, where one of us always knew what the other could do with something.”

― Dave Davies

“It takes a long time to find your own voice. Along the way, you imitate all the things that influence you – in my case Johnny Cash, Bowie, John Lydon.”

― Dave Gahan

“We already live a very long time for mammals, getting three times as many heartbeats as a mouse or elephant. It never seems enough though, does it?”

― David Brin

“We started out a long time ago, and we’ve managed to just keep writing current songs and have No. 1 current records.”

― David Bryan

“I saw what Purple meant to people and I still hear it now when I’m in Europe. I’m always shocked that I’m still asked about Purple because it was such a long time ago.”

― David Coverdale

“I think the last reality show I watched was the first ‘Survivor’. That was a long time ago.”

― David Henrie

“But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about what it was that was going on. It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with cameras and photography for about 20 years.”

― David Hockney

“I’ve worked for a long time to get myself in a position where maybe I’d be fortunate enough to land one of the big jobs.”

― David Moyes

“I was a footballer for a long, long time.”

― David Moyes

“I wrestled with my Catholicism for a long time. It took a long time to escape. It began with a sense that it was repressive, stern, judgmental. It was passionate, but it was terrifying. There were individual priests and nuns who were helpful, but the religion was cold.”

― David Rabe

“I played for a long time, and there’s not many guys I would say, ‘O.K., take any shot you want.’”

― David Robinson

“I think, growing up, I was seen as the perfect power forward. For a long time, I thought maybe I was supposed to be a basketball player.”

― D’Brickashaw Ferguson

“I always liked the guys who lasted a long time in the match and had endurance. People like Ric Flair going an hour at the 1992 Rumble, or Shawn Michaels and the British Bulldog being one and two in 1995 and both lasting until the end.”

― Dean Ambrose

“My biggest worry is I’m running out of time and energy. Thirty years ago I thought 10 years was a really long time.”

― Dean Kamen

“They’ve got the singles and some people have burnt them from different web sites and stuff. So it was something that we talked about for a long, long time, and I just wanted to make sure that this remix album to be really special.”

― Deborah Cox

“For a long time, I debated about whether I would make movies or join the circus and work as a clown.”

― Denis Lavant

“I spent a long time working in the movies to figure out that kind of acting and also how to write and produce for the screen.”

― Denis Leary

“I’ve been acting for a long time, and I’ve done a lot of things, and I’ve been maintaining my anonymity pretty well. I get recognized once a week, at most, here and there, so I’m reluctant to give that up.”

― Denis O’Hare

“For years the league has thought I’ve been on drugs. I would have burned out a long time ago if that was true.”

― Dennis Rodman

“If shoes are brought to my attention, and I like them, I’m going to rock them for a long time.”

― Denzel Curry

“I’ve been talking about unifying the division for a long time.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I decided to do something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time – go get a chef and a nutritionist – and I brought them on board.”

― Deontay Wilder

“I rehearsed 50. I kind of stared at it a long time. I wasn’t going to let it terrify me.”

― Diane Lane

“I gave up on my looks a long time ago.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I lived in Los Angeles for a long time, and in a lot of ways, I felt like I lived in my car.”

― Dianne Reeves

“I believe very deeply in the proposition that what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. It was hard to do. It took a long time. There were significant costs involved.”

― Dick Cheney

“My strength is my flexibility. As a batsman, I have to adapt to different roles and numbers and frankly, I have been around for a long time now to understand different situations.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“One thing about being a celebrity that I learned a long time ago was that I pretty much gave up the right to fair treatment.”


“I’ve wanted to manage a long time and I’ve been moving in that direction.”

― Don Mattingly

“It’s not about just how to maximize your finances but make sure it lasts a long time.”

― Donte DiVincenzo

“I was a troublemaker. For a long time, I didn’t fit in.”

― Doug Liman

“Books are sharks… because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark.”

― Douglas Adams

“I’m sort of half-Chilean at this point anyway, half-Argentine. This is where I have been living and working for a long time now.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“An instrumental album is something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time.”

― Dr. Dre

“Well first of all, it’s hard to shoot a movie and break for a long time and then come back and do, in a sense, one of the biggest scenes that each character had.”

― Dustin Hoffman

“I learned a long time ago how to be coachable.”

― Dwayne Johnson

“Yeah, I think Michael has had to deal with that label of being Michael Caine for a long time.”

― Dylan Moran

“I think the PC will continue to be around for a long, long time to come. We see a new range of products evolving around the PC, but it’s not going away.”

― Eckhard Pfeiffer

“It’s really weird to be playing chords again. Haven’t played chords for a long time. I realised I haven’t played chord changes since OK Computer and stuff like that.”

― Ed O’Brien

“And I was very comfortable with this band even when we disagreed. It takes a long time to feel comfortable enough to disagree with somebody. When everything happened, it just was really confusing. It’s like our weaknesses were nurtured and brought out front by outsiders.”

― Edie Brickell

“It takes a long time to understand nothing.”

― Edward Dahlberg

“And, granted, for a long time, the European has been dominant in certain parts of this Western Hemisphere, but by the end of the 21st century, it’s over.”

― Edward James Olmos

“Both French and Latin are involved with nationalistic and religious implications which could not be entirely shaken off, and so, while they seemed for a long time to have solved the international language problem up to a certain point, they did not really do so in spirit.”

― Edward Sapir

“All I wanted was for the public to be able to have a say in how they are governed. That is a milestone we left a long time ago.”

― Edward Snowden

“The future for us is the foreseeable future. The South Asian, however, feels that it is perfectly realistic to think of a ‘long time’ in terms of thousands of years.”

― Edward T. Hall

“The privilege I’ve had over 15 movies over a very long time has been to make movies that were ambitious or grown-up, complex, that had themes in them that were sometimes political, sometimes challenging, to make these movies on a scale.”

― Edward Zwick

“There will always be ladies who lunch. Always. And apparently they live a long time.”

― Elaine Stritch

“I’ve been acting a long time. I’ve been a member of SAG since 1982.”

― Elden Henson

“All of these stories bounced around in my mind for a long time.”

― Eli Wallach

“I didn’t quite believe I was pretty for a long time. I never thought about it.”

― Elizabeth Banks

“I was a bartender for a long time, so I know how to make drinks, but I’m more likely to offer them than to have them. I think this is one of the reasons why I get to live longer than my great-grandmother did, and why I get to produce more writing than she did, and why my marriage isn’t in dire straits.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“Wall Street’s outsized influence in our nation’s capital is something I’ve talked about for a long time – long before I even thought about running for office. But where I see a problem – an infestation, really – a lot of others in Washington, both Democrats and Republicans, seem to see government working just fine.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“The threat that Syria might transfer more advanced weapons to Hezbollah has existed for a long time.”

― Elliott Abrams

“Four years is a long time in politics.”

― Elliott Abrams

“A big diamond necklace is nouveau riche, really. People who have wealth a long time don’t wear such things.”

― Elsa Peretti

“Living a very long time would be a very scary thing.”

― Elvis Costello

“I saw a niche in the market where made-to-measure wasn’t being done in a modern, fresh way or in a short period of time. Traditionally, bespoke orders take a very long time, but I thought, ‘Here we are with all these fashion-forward ideas – why not?’”

― Emilia Wickstead

“Writing a teen character is something I wanted to try again for a long time!”

― Emily Giffin

“I’m a huge fan of ‘Community’; it’s, I think, one of the most brilliant comedy on television and has been for a long time.”

― Emma Caulfield

“The question was, ‘Is there a way of minimizing the amount of damage you’re doing so that you can then study cells in a physiological manner while also studying them at high spatial and temporal resolution for a long time?’”

― Eric Betzig

“I’m going to be in technology for a long time.”

― Eric Lefkofsky

“A President doesn’t have a terribly long time to talk to people who are not really on the agenda.”

― Erich Leinsdorf

“I just want to be a normal kid like all my friends. I like acting. I might want to be an actor for a long time. But I still want to be able to see my friends and that kind of stuff.”

― Erik Per Sullivan

“I haven’t been on the stage in a long time.”

― Erika Slezak

“I had a boyfriend for a long time, and I’ve never really been single as an adult.”

― Erin Heatherton

“We’ve been agreeing on a strict immigration policy to Norway for a long time. It’s supposed to be fair, but it’s supposed to be strict.”

― Erna Solberg

“I have been battling vertigo for a long time. It’s something that I deal with on a daily basis.”

― Esha Gupta

“Reviewers are certainly entitled to their own opinions. I’ve become buddies with enough writers and directors, and to be perfectly honest, the ones that have lasted a long time don’t pay a lot of attention to the reviews.”

― Evan Daugherty

“If the movies that I’m going to make anyway go mainstream, that would be the coolest thing ever. But I have set up a plan that I’ve been working on for a long time.”

― Evan Glodell

“It was a hobby I got into a long time ago, hacking cameras. I was able to make my own using different lenses.”

― Evan Glodell

“Google started out when the dot-com boom was happening. It grew under the radar of big companies that were competing in but basically ignoring search. Then they were able to really invest during the bust for a long time.”

― Evan Williams

“In the early days of picture-taking, the exposure shutter had to stay open for a long time, so you had to stay really still.”

― Eve Plumb

“The idea of changing and fixing the problem of how news is presented on the Internet has been recognized for a long time.”

― Ezra Klein

“When I first met Mandela, we did not discuss anything of substance; we just felt each other out. He spent a long time expressing his admiration for the Boer generals and how ingenious they were during the Anglo-Boer war.”

― F. W. de Klerk

“I’ve represented my country and played in the Premier League a long time so I am pretty realistic and confident in what I can bring.”

― Fabian Delph

“I’ve lived in New York for a really long time.”

― Famke Janssen

“I was scared to fly for a long time.”

― Fat Joe

“For a long time, I couldn’t cry on stage. I cried very rarely as a child.”

― Faye Dunaway

“Dan Henderson has been a fighter for a long time, and he’s been a champion in many different organizations.”

― Fedor Emelianenko

“For a long time, we had Raw and SmackDown, and there wasn’t really anything else. The NXT Universe kinda opened up channels for wrestlers to come in from the independent circuits, like myself.”

― Finn Balor

“My childhood here… was very limited. So it was a long, long time before I actually went out to Brooklyn.”

― Frank McCourt

“As far as music is concerned, I played music for a very long time, so I have a background in that.”

― Frank Vincent

“Well, we all age, but I’d been taking herbal supplements for a long time.”

― Frankie Avalon

“It takes a long time to bring the past up to the present.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“I stopped predicting the future a long time ago.”

― Fred Durst

“I haven’t appeared on stage in quite a long time and I don’t have any immediate plans to do so, but I’m always interested in going back.”

― Fred Melamed

“My gut feeling is that paper and ink are going to be with us for a long time yet, and in substantial quantities, though certainly books are now going to be available in other forms.”

― Fred Saberhagen

“I don’t want to be one of those guys where I go there and wait a long time before I become a starter.”

― Freddy Adu

“In many countries in the Middle East – and this is changing in the wake of the Arab Spring – but for a long time, censorship of books and film was a very big deal. There were books you couldn’t buy; things with political content would be censored, but there were some genres of books and film that the censors just didn’t understand.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“It took me a long time to square with the fact that none of my experiences are typical – I’m not a typical American, but I’m also not a typical Muslim.”

― G. Willow Wilson

“We think touch is short-term. The mouse and keyboard were stable for 25 years, but I think touch will be stable for 10 years. Post-touch will be stable for a really long time, longer than 25 years.”

― Gabe Newell

“It’s difficult to act in a language that’s not your own. It takes a long time to put your head around it and feel confident with it.”

― Gael Garcia Bernal

“Human beings are going to be relying on natural resources for a long time.”

― Gale Norton

“Until we can get people who are willing to play for West Indies in the right way, I think that we’re going to be struggling for a long time.”

― Garfield Sobers

“In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been understood for a long time, perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention of private property in real estate.”

― Garrett Hardin

“When you’re in your 20s, your 30s, even, you have – at least, I had – vast ambitions, and you sit around mooning about these things, and you’re depressed, because you haven’t done them. And it takes you a long time to come to the realization that if you can’t be John Updike, well, then, you can’t.”

― Garrison Keillor

“As far as Irish writers being great, I think the fact that there have been two languages in Ireland for a very long time; there has obviously been a shared energy between those two languages.”

― Garry Hynes

“I gave up a long time ago trying to figure out what will happen in an acting career.”

― Gary Cole

“I think if I’d ever had any skeletons in the closet, they’d have been out a long time ago.”

― Gary Lineker

“I just wanted to be a guy who could earn a living as an actor, and I did that for a long time.”

― Gene Barry

“But at the time when he wrote, Englishmen, with the rarest exceptions, wrote only in French or Latin; and when they began to write in English, a man of genius, to interpret and improve on him, was not found for a long time.”

― George Saintsbury

“I must be doing something right. I’ve been around for a long time.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“Everybody thinks that this civilization has lasted a very long time but it really does take very few grandfathers’ granddaughters to take us back to the dark ages.”

― Gertrude Stein

“The search for inventive ways of telling the tale of Christ’s birth has been going on a long time; in a way, difference was there from the start with Luke and Matthew.”

― Giles Foden

“We have to get past this persistent negativity. The negativity has held Rhode Island back for a long time.”

― Gina Raimondo

“It’s a short career, so I always try to focus, and I want to be in the elite for a long time.”

― Giovani Dos Santos

“I’m a workaholic. I’ve been doing my job for a long time.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“I’ve been doing my job for a long time and I never really thought about being an actress or being anything like that. I was always a bit scared as well because of the thing about models becoming an actress and all that. I just never really took it seriously.”

― Gisele Bundchen

“Sometimes travelling really intensely for a long time is like having a continuous nervous breakdown.”

― Glen Hansard

“I have been interested in neon for a long time. The first neon I made was in 2006, using the word ‘America.’”

― Glenn Ligon

“A very long time, I’ve wanted to be a mom. When we started this, we didn’t know how it was going to end up.”

― GloZell

“I don’t want to retire, because you stay retired for an awfully long time.”

― Gordie Howe

“If I read or listened to critics of our music, I’d have been discouraged a long time ago.”

― Graham Nash

“I spent a long time working in restaurants and making no money. It was very character-building, but I think it could have been built in a shorter time.”

― Graham Norton

“It takes a long time to get a film made.”

― Grant Heslov

“Yes, I first visited Korphe village, Braldu valley, Baltistan, Pakistan, after failing to summit K2 in 1993, and met Haji Ali, a long time dear mentor and friend. My second visit to Korphe was in 1994.”

― Greg Mortenson

“For a long time, I thought I’d be a physio if I wasn’t a sportsman. At one point, I wanted to be an inventor, and I’d come up with little schemes.”

― Greg Rutherford

“It took me a long time to figure out how to deal with pressure.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“Punjabi songs have been a rage in Bollywood since a very long time. The lyrics’ beat and the meaning behind them give an emotional touch to their lives and connects with youth.”

― Guru Randhawa

“The courtesy which most becomes a victor was denied to Germany for a long time.”

― Gustav Stresemann

“For a long time, I said I didn’t want to model. I was a dancer.”

― Hailey Baldwin

“I have always been very into pagan hairstyles. If I were alive a long time ago, I would probably have been burned at the stake.”

― Hailey Gates

“For a really long time, I thought being different was a negative thing. But as I grew older, I started to realize we were all born to stand out; nobody is born to blend in.”

― Halima Aden

“Building a home for neglected senior citizens is my long time dream.”

― Hansika Motwani

“I just wanted to stay Harley Race in the wrestling world, worldwide, and that is what I did for a long time.”

― Harley Race

“A week is a long time in politics.”

― Harold Wilson

“J. J. Abrams is a director that I’ve admired for a long time, from the very first scripts he wrote – including ‘Regarding Henry,’ which I was in.”

― Harrison Ford

“I sing and play guitar and harmonica. I’ve been doing it for a long time.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“I’ve been around a long time. I’ve seen it all before.”

― Harry Redknapp

“I was sort of on a mission with ‘American Splendor.’ I wanted to try to prove that comics could do things. I wanted to expand them beyond superheroes and talking animals. And I knew that was going to take a long time. But I just started writing an autobiography about my quotidian life.”

― Harvey Pekar

“For a long time, I did feel aware that I wasn’t pretty or bubbly enough. Nor was I sexy-looking.”

― Hattie Morahan

“My process is thinking, thinking and thinking – thinking about my stories for a long time.”

― Hayao Miyazaki

“A long time ago, in a country not so far away, I was eight years old, doing my best Darth Vader imitation.”

― Hayden Christensen

“I’ve done sport for a long time.”

― Heather Mills

“I’ve been offered a couple of shows that have been very successful, but they weren’t right for me. It has to be something I could be excited about for a long time.”

― Helen Hunt

“Typically, highway bridges have about 50 years. But over in England, they have iron bridges approaching 250 years. In France, there are Roman aqueducts that are approaching 2,000 years old. So a bridge can last a very long time if it’s built properly in the first place and then maintained properly.”

― Henry Petroski

“For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that.”

― Henry Rollins

“The opportunity to write for the ‘L.A. Weekly’ has been one of the better breaks that has come my way in a long time.”

― Henry Rollins

“I’ve been a religious, spiritual person for a long time.”

― Herbie Hancock

“Chris Christie has been saying for a long time he’s not interested in running. The media is trying to create a story by sucking Chris Christie into race, just like they made a story by sucking Rick Perry into the race.”

― Herman Cain

“My games are rather stressful games, where you have to play for a long time.”

― Hideo Kojima

“Now there is a new request. To release transcripts of speeches that were given. When everybody agrees to do that, I will as well. It is important we all abide by the same standards. So let’s do the tax return standard first, because that has been the standard for a long time.”

― Hillary Clinton

“I’ve been a fan of Yoshida Akimi’s manga for a long time; she’s one of a few women’s manga writers that I always read.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“It took a long time to get to the place in my career where I could pick and choose what I wanted to do.”

― Holland Taylor

“I take my hat off to my friend, Mark Wahlberg, because I know that it took him a long time to make ‘The Fighter’, and he overcame a lot of obstacles to do it, and now the film is an unqualified success.”

― Holt McCallany

“I haven’t frequented a nail salon in a long time.”

― Hope Davis

“I normally take a long time finding titles. I finish the book and go into sweats for months afterwards trying to think of them.”

― Howard Jacobson

“Shakespeare tells the same stories over and over in so many guises that it takes a long time before you notice.”

― Howard Nemerov

“I’ve been a total Tom Waits dork for a long, long time.”

― Hozier

“I’ve dreamt of being in a movie musical for a long time. For some reason I never even thought ‘Les Mis’ would be possible.”

― Hugh Jackman

“Africa has been troubled for a long time – well, the world has been troubled ever since I was born.”

― Hugh Masekela

“I didn’t get my licence because I wasn’t allowed to. But I haven’t had a seizure for a long time so I could, theoretically, get my licence. But I’m now just so used to not driving, I’m scared of what I’d do.”

― Hugo Weaving

“I am a huge, huge Ronnie Milsap fan. I have been for a long time.”

― Hunter Hayes

“I learned a long time ago that reality was much weirder than anyone’s imagination.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“For a long time I thought I should be a civil engineer. That seemed to be the only thing worth doing, and I chose the wrong subjects at A-level. I read all the sciences to start with, and then had to admit, ‘This isn’t what I want to do’ and changed course.”

― Ian Hislop

“I think this show can have legs for a long time. That’s why it’s called ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ instead of something like ‘West Beverly High.’”

― Ian Ziering

“Fashion for a long time was very elitist and difficult to get access to. The access I can now provide to my readers live from fashion shows with my iPhone was never, ever possible before.”

― Imran Amed

“It took, for me, a long time to develop this idea of what to do on the radio. But from the beginning of my time in radio, I had pretty non-traditional tasks.”

― Ira Glass

“’MMMBop’ took about a year to actually get completed. The chorus idea had really been around for a long time, and then we built the song around it.”

― Isaac Hanson

“For a long time I have compared cinema to music, I think cinema has a lot to do with the rhythm of music.”

― Isabelle Huppert

“In general, literature is a natural adversary of totalitarianism. Tyrannical governments all view literature in the same way: as their enemy. I lived for a long time in a totalitarian state, and I know firsthand that horror.”

― Ismail Kadare

“I thought for a long time about leaving Albania, but at the same time to play a role in its life.”

― Ismail Kadare

“I’ve been writing for a long time. I sat down to write my first novel in the middle of March of 1982.”

― J. A. Jance

“Stories in which the destruction of society occurs are explorations of social fears and issues that filmmakers, novelists, playwrights, painters have been examining for a long time.”

― J. J. Abrams

“If you’re holding out for universal popularity, I’m afraid you will be in this cabin for a very long time.”

― J. K. Rowling

“I said a long time ago that Foursquare can make cities better. You have these augmented realities like Foursquare and Twitter and Facebook that provide these virtual nodes and instant feedback from anywhere, adding annotation around a physical places.”

― Jack Dorsey

“Somewhere in that 20-year period, I would assume that there will be some basically new approach that will begin to cut into it, but it’s got a long time.”

― Jack Kilby

“He’s going to be around a long, long time, if his body holds up. That’s always a concern with a lot of players because of how much they play. A lot of guys can’t handle it. But it looks like he can.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“I’ve been doing dramas for a long time.”

― Jacob Tremblay

“At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people.”

― Jacqueline Bisset

“And I took a long time to appreciate Lynch.”

― Jacques Rivette

“Pilates has been around a long time but maybe was taboo in this sport. I think it’s only a matter of time before you see a reformer in every big league clubhouse.”

― Jake Arrieta

“We know St. Louis is a great club. They have been for a long time.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I knew I wanted to be an actor for a long time, but I was based out of Chicago and then I went to New York and I did ‘The Upright Citizens Brigade’ out there. I had a two-man show with a guy named Oliver Ralli who’s now in the band Pass Kontrol, which is a big band out of New York.”

― Jake Johnson

“Don’t get me wrong: politicians have been lying for a long time, long before Donald Trump was born, but the degree of just nonstop rage, grievance, prevarication, I haven’t seen, probably because we haven’t had a direct line from a politician’s id to the public before.”

― Jake Tapper

“Lord’s is such a special place and to get my first and now my 500th wickets here is something that will live with me for a long time.”

― James Anderson

“It’s taken a long time but eventually when I had the songs in place and demos right and I found myself a manager, that’s when everything started happening quickly but I think that’s always the way it is.”

― James Blunt

“Things take a long time, but when it’s right things move fast.”

― James Blunt

“The U.S. healthcare system is probably the most interesting large group of companies that are heading for major problems that we’ve seen in a long, long time.”

― James Chanos

“Studios have been trying to get rid of the actor for a long time and now they can do it. They got animation. NO more actor, although for now they still have to borrow a voice or two. Anyway, I find it abhorrent.”

― James Coburn

“I know my own deficiencies, one of which is that I had lived away from America for such a long time. It’s called expatriate.”

― James Hillman

“The fact is that television, even before the movies, offered the chance to control our work and to get to do it again when we did something right. So television has always been better to writers than any other medium for a long time.”

― James L. Brooks

“Hillary Clinton has her own issues with just her own arrogance as a leader; that has been well known for a long time.”

― James Lankford

“You are a long time retired. I don’t want to sit there when that happens and think, ‘Oh, I wish I had done that better’. I just think everything I can do, that is always the way that I have been. I don’t want to have any regrets.”

― James Milner

“Acting is certainly my first love, but writing and directing has been on the ‘to do’ list for a long time.”

― James Roday

“It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.”

― James Whistler

“I wanted to be a journalist for a long time.”

― Jamie Bell

“Fairytales are stories that span every generation and they’ve been around for a long time.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I pretty much learned not to fight with it a long time ago and let it do what it likes to do. Otherwise, my shaving techniques are pretty mundane. I tend to do it in the shower because it makes the bristles soft and keeps the razor from building up the hairs inside it, and the mustache is dealt with with scissors.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I never dreamed we would be on television at all, much less for such a long time and with so much praise for keeping a thought provoking show on the air. And best of all, we were able to do what we do and still have all our fingers and toes.”

― Jamie Hyneman

“I can make something for a long time and just not come up with an ending. It’s finishing things that I don’t enjoy.”

― Jamie xx

“For a very long time, I wrote a book a year, and was eager and willing to do it, to put bread on the table, to have my work out there. Now I must write a book every two years, and that’s never enough time, either.”

― Jan Karon

“We’re not meant to be perfect. It took me a long time to learn that.”

― Jane Fonda

“Dostoevsky was my literary idol for a long time.”

― Janet Fitch

“I’m a very laboured writer. I hammer it out sentence by sentence, and it takes a long time. That’s what the work is, right? To make the reader think it is not hard to do.”

― Janet Malcolm

“Lady Gaga is one of the most amazingly talented musicians to bring her gifts to humanity in a long time.”

― Jared Polis

“I’ve played the game for a long time.”

― Jason Kidd

“I lost my way for a long time.”

― Jayson Williams

“When we build our own colonies, we can do them in near-Earth vicinity, because people are going to want to come back to Earth. Very few people – for a long time, anyway – are going to want to abandon Earth altogether.”

― Jeff Bezos

“I’ve been buying instruments and musical gear for a long time.”

― Jeff Tweedy

“I have had a unique relationship with Donald Trump. I’m also the one who put him and ‘The Apprentice’ on the air at NBC. I’ve known who he is and what he is for a long time.”

― Jeff Zucker

“I’ve been kicking around this business for a long time.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“For a long time, the Court has moved toward outlawing all forms of racial preference, including affirmative action, and Obama seems accepting, even supportive, of the change.”

― Jeffrey Toobin

“Eventually I’m going to be too old to be on camera, and I’ve been doing stand-up a long time.”

― Jen Kirkman

“Here’s a bit of Discovery Channel for you – apples don’t last forever. They can stay fresh for a long time, especially when refrigerated, but definitely not from December into the month of March.”

― Jen Lancaster

“I struggled for a long time to get anything published.”

― Jennifer Donnelly

“After 9/11, the U.S. seemed vulnerable for the first time in a long time. We were no longer the superpower that no other country could touch. I thought, ‘When and how did that dominance begin?’”

― Jennifer Egan

“When I’m not writing, I feel an awareness that something’s missing. If I go a long time, it becomes worse. I become depressed. There’s something vital that’s not happening.”

― Jennifer Egan

“I want to be around for a long time, singing and making albums and movies.”

― Jennifer Hudson

“I’m a late bloomer. It’s taken me a long time to find my voice, and I think all the records I’ve made over the years, I was finding my voice, and that’s part of the process.”

― Jenny Lewis

“Our dresses take a long time to make.”

― Jenny Packham

“I hadn’t ever worked with an ‘editor’ until I was 26 – although that could be partly chalked up to the MFA vs. NYC thing, where I came up through institutions that encouraged writers to write privately for a long, long time and not sully themselves with concerns about audience or the business side of writing.”

― Jenny Zhang

“I think people who watch ‘Top Gear’ think they’re the only ones watching it, which I quite like, because it can hopefully last for a long time.”

― Jeremy Clarkson

“I’ve been quite involved in a lot of U.N. operations over the years. I was a U.N. observer at the East Timor referendum in 2000. I’ve been very involved in that for a long time.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“Make no mistake, our troops will be in Afghanistan and Iraq for a long time.”

― Jerry Costello

“It takes me a long time to make a big purchase.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Gian Luca and I have been together for such a long time, we’re in it for the long haul.”

― Jessica Chastain

“Working on a film, the setup for an action sequence takes a long time, and we need to shoot the scene many times to get different angles.”

― Jet Li

“I’m always intrigued by authors who say, ‘This book took 17 drafts.’ They’re very clear about it. I couldn’t possibly count the number of times… So many of these stories I worked on for a very long time and wrote them, set them aside, rewrote them, worked on something else – they were never far from reach; they informed each other.”

― Jhumpa Lahiri

“I’m excited about turning 40. I’ve been an adult for a long time, but there is a difference between being an adult and being a grown-up. I’m someone’s mummy now and I’m enjoying that. I feel as if I’m about to hit my peak.”

― Jill Scott

“The answer to neofascism is stopping neoliberalism. Putting another Clinton in the White House will fan the flames of this right-wing extremism. We have known that for a long time ever since Nazi Germany. We are going to stand up to Donald Trump and to stand up to Hillary Clinton!”

― Jill Stein

“I’ve wanted to be in daytime television for a long time, because that’s where you can convey a message.”

― Jillian Michaels

“Narrative has been part of human consciousness for a long time. And if it has played a part in all those thousands of years, it will know a trick or two. It will be wise. It will be mischievous. It will be helpful. It will be generous.”

― Jim Crace

“I think about the sentence a long time, and then I write it. I don’t revise it once it’s set down.”

― Jim Harrison

“I move very slowly. It’s usually material first. I sit with the material for a long time.”

― Jim Hodges

“It’s really important to be free and be open and honest about the things you want to do. Just ’cause you want to make a solo record or another record with another band, it doesn’t have to be an insult or a slight to the band you’ve been with for a long time.”

― Jim James

“Something I should have achieved quite easily took me a long time to get around to.”

― Jim Morris

“Every musician wants to do something which will hold up for a long time, and I guess we did it with ‘Stairway to Heaven.’”

― Jimmy Page

“When the gig ain’t there, you still got to pay the rent. I learned that a long time ago.”

― Jimmy Scott

“The Singh Brothers are good. I’ve actually known them for a long time.”

― Jinder Mahal

“I don’t think I’ve ever had a mentor. The closest thing is my friend Christopher Fowler, another writer. Chris kept me sane for a long time before I made it.”

― Joanne Harris

“For a long time, companies ignored the fact that 80 percent of sporting goods are sold to the casual consumer.”

― Jochen Zeitz

“I know the families that I photograph extremely well, and I’ve known them for a very long time.”

― Jock Sturges

“Abe Foxman has been a friend and advisor of mine for a long time.”

― Joe Biden

“It always takes awfully long time to understand unbelievably simple things.”

― Joe Chung

“I’m experienced. I’ve played at the highest level for a long time and done a lot of things in the game.”

― Joe Hart

“Like the UAE, we have been thinking of the time after hydrocarbons for a very long time.”

― Joe Kaeser

“For years I’ve wanted to find some guys that I could work with, because I realized a long time ago that I can do a lot of things other than Aerosmith.”

― Joe Perry

“Scott Boras, I’ve known for a long time. We were both in the Cardinals organization. I’m a lot older than Scott. He’s a very tough man, very tough agent.”

― Joe Torre

“It was always me and the other guy. I came in second for a long time.”

― Joel Gretsch

“You only live a short time… and you are dead a long time.”

― Johan Huizinga

“I’ve been working in television for a long time, and I know all aspects of television.”

― Johan Renck

“That no-hitter stuff was a long time ago; I don’t think that has anything to do with it. I’m just going through a tough time.”

― Johan Santana

“My tutors at drama school commended and criticised my use of comedy in my acting for a long time at drama school. They said I had a tendency to somehow perform the most tragic of scenes in a slightly flippant way.”

― John Bradley-West

“There is a tendency in all parties, when they have been for a long time in possession of power, to augment it.”

― John C. Calhoun

“I stopped directing in 2001 for four or five years, until I did the TV series ‘Masters Of Horror.’ I had been working steadily as a director since 1970. That’s a long time. I was burned out.”

― John Carpenter

“I’ve been called a funny person for a long time. I don’t know that I know anything about comedic acting.”

― John Cho

“Auctomatic was a compressed start-up experience, going from start to launch to acquisition in under a year. We spent a long time building the product before getting our first customer, whereas with Stripe we made sure we had paying customers from the very start.”

― John Collison

“I grew up in Evanston and lived in Chicago for a long time, in Old Town and Wrigleyville. I did three films when I was in high school. The first was ‘Class,’ with Rob Lowe. I had a supporting role in that.”

― John Cusack

“Spike Lee’s been doing it for a long time now. We’re all standing on his shoulders.”

― John David Washington

“Federal spending is like a massive ship that takes a very long time to turn.”

― John Delaney

“It was a fight for a very long time. After the end of the first season, all that was done.”

― John Goodman

“I learned that lesson a long time ago. When you write popular fiction you’re going to get bashed by critics.”

― John Grisham

“I could easily say that, for quite a long time before I became mayor, I had obeyed all laws.”

― John Hickenlooper

“Snooker has just been a British-based sport for such a long time and when I started at 18 the furthest you’d go would be London.”

― John Higgins

“I gave up religious thinking a long time ago and am really just an agnostic now.”

― John Hurt

“I was always so big, it took me a long time to grow into my body.”

― John Isner

“As the planet warms, evolution speeds. We’ve known this for a long time.”

― John Jeremiah Sullivan

“The reason we have such a reform budget is because we’ve been thinking about these things for a long time.”

― John Kasich

“It took me a long time to get selected as an astronaut. In fact, I applied for 20 years before I was selected.”

― John L. Phillips

“I think, Randy Orton, he has obviously been around a long time, but I think Randy Orton can be a terrific heel.”

― John Layfield

“It takes a long time to grow an old friend.”

― John Leonard

“I gave up shame a long time ago.”

― John Lithgow

“It’s pretty rare that I see a film that I did a long, long time ago.”

― John Lithgow

“When I started earning money from screen-writing, for a long time my only indulgences were books.”

― John Logan

“I’m not about to write my memoirs. Not for a long time.”

― John Major

“Of course for your main rivals, you’re going to get extra motivated for it, particularly if you haven’t played him for a long time.”

― John McEnroe

“I’ve never written anything that hasn’t been in my mind for a long time – seven or eight years.”

― John McGahern

“You have to do stand-up quite a long time before you learn how to do it well.”

― John Oliver

“You have to do stand-up quite a long time before you learn how to do it well. It was probably years before I was confident enough in stand-up that I was able to talk about the things I wanted to talk about, the way I wanted to talk about them.”

― John Oliver

“Afghanistan is going to be here a long time, and what’s critical is that Afghanistan’s relationship with its neighbors are, to the maximum extent they can be, constructive and operationally useful.”

― John R. Allen

“Hollywood has lost touch with their audience a long time ago.”

― John Ratzenberger

“We’re going to need oil and gas and coal for a long time if America wants to keep the lights on.”

― John S. Watson

“I’ve been involved in the offering-up-adoption-as-another-choice business for a long time.”

― John Schneider

“I’m an old man of 73, and I’ve been around a long time. If I don’t know something by now, I probably never will.”

― John Sununu

“For a long time, I was under the impression that ‘Terry and the Pirates’ was the best comic strip in the United States.”

― John Updike

“I fell in love with Boston, so hopefully, I’ll be here for a long time.”

― Johnny Damon

“Nick Zinner has been one of my favorite guitar players for a long time.”

― Johnny Marr

“I thought I sounded a little like Eartha Kitt for a long time, and I didn’t like it.”

― Johnny Mathis

“As far as the U.K. goes, The 1975 is one of my favourite groups in a very long time. I love the sonics. I love everything they do.”

― Jon Bellion

“This has been on the schedule for a long time. You don’t get President Clinton on a 24-hour notice.”

― Jon Corzine

“We’ve been dealing with censorship around multimedia, about multinational companies and the content they create, for a very long time.”

― Jon Lovett

“I do a lot of corporate consulting work. I’ve been doing it a long time.”

― Jon Taffer

“I like finding a great shot and then just staying with it for a long time, not trying to pump things up with some kind of artificial energy by cutting.”

― Jonathan Demme

“That is – the use of the subjective camera is an idea that’s been around in movies for a long, long time. And it’s an idea that was seized on very notably by Sam Fuller and by Alfred Hitchcock in two different very kind of – otherwise very different styles of filmmaking.”

― Jonathan Demme

“Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder – I haven’t gone back in a really long time and really listened to them – my first guitar influences. It’s been awhile since I revisited that.”

― Jonny Lang

“I was gymnast for a long time, so that helped with understanding my body.”

― Jordan Fisher

“I’m a huge NBA fan and have been for a really long time.”

― Jordan Fisher

“I’ve studied authoritarianism for a very long time – for 40 years – and they’re started by people’s attempts to control the ideological and linguistic territory.”

― Jordan Peterson

“Big data has been used by human beings for a long time – just in bricks-and-mortar applications. Insurance and standardized tests are both examples of big data from before the Internet.”

― Jose Ferreira

“I don’t believe in miracles because it’s been a long time since we’ve had any.”

― Joseph Heller

“It takes a long, long time to write what I do write.”

― Joseph O’Neill

“I was upset about not going to the Olympics. It was a dream of mine, and I’d been working at it for a long time. But I’ve turned pro now; it’s in the past, and there’s nothing I can do about it.”

― Joseph Parker

“I truly felt like I was a Division I quarterback, and I’d felt that way for a long time. I just wanted other people to see it.”

― Josh Allen

“I’ve been a fan of Showtime for a long, long time, and I’ve been a fan of the shows that it’s had on.”

― Josh Lawson

“I’d started working when I was 21 and had been very determined about my career, very focused, even as a little kid, so it was something I had been working at for a long time.”

― Josh Schwartz

“I’ve been an actor for a very long time, and I’ve had the opportunity to do theater a couple of times.”

― Joshua Jackson

“For a long time, the Indonesian government ignored ‘The Act of Killing,’ hoping it would go away.”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“I can write for a long time on one novel and not get tired.”

― Judith Guest

“For a long time, I think my family thought I was living in a $3 million mansion in the Hollywood Hills.”

― Judy Greer

“I was living in Woodstock for a long time, and I thought, I got to get out of here, man.”

― Jules Shear

“After playing Saffy in ‘Ab Fab’, I needed to take time out from acting to see if I really wanted to do it. I had been doing it for a very long time and I was being sent the same sort of scripts again and again.”

― Julia Sawalha

“I went with agnosticism for a long, long time because I just hated to say I was an atheist – being an atheist seemed so rigid. But the more I became comfortable with the word, and the more I read, it started to stick.”

― Julia Sweeney

“For a long time I didn’t want to do a solo thing, but there comes a point where everyone else is going outside of The Strokes and The Strokes filtering process.”

― Julian Casablancas

“If I’ve been here a long time, I think: I must go to London and speak to someone or see a bus.”

― Julian Clary

“I like to take a long time over breakfast, and I can’t bear to talk. If a guest is a breakfast talker it’s very important to invite another so they can talk to each other. Otherwise they spoil the newspaper reading and everything else.”

― Julian Fellowes

“The other advantage is that in conventional manufacturing processes, it takes a long time for a factory to produce an amount of product equal to its own weight. With molecular machines, the time required would be something more like a minute.”

― K. Eric Drexler

“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

“I’ve been in WWE for 22 years, and that’s a long time, and I still think I perform at a high level.”

― Kane

“I have been around a long time and shared some very elite company.”

― Kane

“Psychoanalysts have been occupied for a long time with the difficult question of what the psychological conditions are which determine the form of the neurotic disease to which the individual will succumb. It is as though he had a choice between different illnesses and led by unknown impulses selected one or other of them.”

― Karl Abraham

“On one hand, it seems like I’ve waited a long time for this.”

― Karrie Webb

“I was in a very lucky position to be able to consider studio films and had decided to not go that route for a very long time until I read a script that I loved called ‘Aeon Flux.’”

― Karyn Kusama

“The desire to really compete again has been there for a long time.”

― Katarina Witt

“I decided a long time ago that I didn’t have to be talented. I just had to be persistent.”

― Kate DiCamillo

“I have made it a rule for a long time, not to part with the copyright of my drawings, for I have been so copied, my drawings reproduced and sold for advertisements and done in ways I hate.”

― Kate Greenaway

“I fought for a long time on ‘Battlestar’ to let my hair grow out. It was very frustrating because every single person on the show was changing their hair. It was not fair.”

― Katee Sackhoff

“Growing up, I was often put under a lot of pressure. Being an athlete, I’ve been dealing with pressure for a long time.”

― Katelyn Ohashi

“I’ve never worked on a lawyer show for a long time, but I imagine the actors all start acting like lawyers.”

― Katey Sagal

“I’m launching my own festival in South Wales. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. It’s going to be held at Margam Park, because I wanted the venue to be as close to my home as possible.”

― Katherine Jenkins

“I have chronic – well, I like to call it late-stage Lyme disease and not chronic, because I like to think someday I’ll be all the way cured. It took me a really long time to get diagnosed, and I was misdiagnosed for a long, long time. I was very ill during the end of Le Tigre, which was kind of why that ended, amongst other things.”

― Kathleen Hanna

“For a long time I did not want to do television because I did not want to get stuck playing the same person. I wanted the ongoing challenge of a variety of roles.”

― Kathy Bates

“It took me a long time to accept that I was a writer.”

― Katie Kitamura

“I was not on social media for a really long time because I was afraid of being seen.”

― Kelly Marie Tran

“I have not had a drink for four years, which for me is a long time.”

― Kelly McGillis

“We haven’t had crime writers, and for a long time in the Republic, we didn’t seem to have a crime problem as such.”

― Ken Bruen

“The product of stickers will be around for a long time, but how it gets to the consumer will change.”

― Ken Hakuta

“I want to be like a Christy Turlington, still doing my craft and still killing it. I want longevity and to be able to do this for a really long time.”

― Kendall Jenner

“I’m involved in Northern Ireland Screen and have been for a long time, so I keep my eyes open and ears to the ground.”

― Kenneth Branagh

“If you’re 35, 45, or even 55 – you have a very long time horizon – 40 years or vastly more. That is you, and/or your spouse, are likely to live about that long, and you’ll be investing the whole way.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“I think investments in general related to the exercise industry are going to be good for a long time.”

― Kenneth H. Cooper

“It takes a long time to publish a book.”

― Kenneth Koch

“I gave up on the idea of making art a long time ago, because I wanted to know how to make paintings; but once I came to know that, reconsidering the question of what art is returned as a critical issue.”

― Kerry James Marshall

“Eight minutes is a long time in basketball.”

― Kevin Knox

“As a property developer, I learned a long time ago to choose your battles wisely and that, unfortunately, compromise is a given.”

― Kevin McCloud

“My England captaincy was not the England captaincy I wanted, that’s what will live with me for a long time.”

― Kevin Pietersen

“It’s key to become ‘famous’ for one thing first, and that will give you the credibility to go into other areas once your ready… which generally means a long time and a lot of perfecting!”

― Kevin Plank

“Long time no see. I only pray the caliber of your questions has improved.”

― Kevin Smith

“Combing your hair after a long time is terrible.”

― Khalid

“I never said I wanted to be around for a long time. I always said I wanted to be here for a good time.”

― Kid Rock

“I lived just outside of L.A. for a long time. My dad was in the military, so I moved a lot.”

― Kiersey Clemons

“I have been a huge fan of G-Dragon for a long time, but I felt a bit hesitant to talk to him.”

― Kim Woo-bin

“For a long time, just skating in the Olympics had been my goal because not many Koreans had done it.”

― Kim Yuna

“Retail is now totally propelled by consumers and their needs. People can buy what they want in any way that they want it. That trend started a long time ago, and it has really changed everything.”

― Kirsten Green

“When I was thirty, and a long time after that, I felt like I had to leave home to do what I had to do. Now, it’s just the opposite.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“I was in Nicaragua with the Sandinistas. I’ve argued for Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, the United Farm Workers. I’ve been a radical for a long time. I guess it’s too bad. I’d be more marketable as a right-wing redneck. But I got into this to tell the truth as I saw it.”

― Kris Kristofferson

“It takes a long time to appreciate one’s parents.”

― Kristin Scott Thomas

“’Bonfire’ was kicking around for a very long time. It was an idea I wanted to explore for a television show. Then I was given this weird gift of time when ‘Jessica Jones’ finished season one. I got really organized and just kind of banged it out, but it took a long time. It took two years to even have a first draft.”

― Krysten Ritter

“For a long time, I would go out of my way to have a personal appearance on the verge of an insane person, because it was closer to how I felt, but I looked so dumb. So, I just stopped. It was like, ‘I’m just going to look like a banker.’”

― Kurt Braunohler

“I’ve been at this a long time, but commercials are what hit for me. Casting directors watch those commercials.”

― Kyle Bornheimer

“It is not known, now, for what length of time the Tuatha de Danaan had the sway over Ireland, and it is likely it was a long time they had it, but they were put from it at last.”

― Lady Gregory

“My two little twin brothers have autism, so I grew up around it and misunderstood it for a long time.”

― Lakeith Stanfield

“I’ve been writing since I was really young, so I considered myself a writer for a really long time.”

― Lana Del Rey

“Just watching TV as a kid, for a long time I thought, as a young kid, obviously when I was, like, 4 or 5, I thought that people lived in the television.”

― Larenz Tate

“I’ve been coaching how many years? A long time.”

― Larry Brown

“I was shot when I think it was number one. That was the catalyst for the interest in the show. Certainly it went on for a long time after that but that’s what really kicked it off. Of course a lot of people watched it just because of the novelty of the situation.”

― Larry Hagman

“For a long time, I was a career woman and that was it.”

― Laura Schlessinger

“I’m not very good at sticking at things if I can’t be successful at them. I gave up on sport a long time ago.”

― Laura Wade

“My definition of a star is someone who really lasts for a very long time.”

― Lauren Bacall

“Five years on TV is a really, really long time.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I would say that the first ‘X-Men’ was the hardest. It took us a long time to get it going.”

― Lauren Shuler Donner

“For a long time many believed that there would be an automatic adjustment and counted on a rapid increase in the wages of the emerging nations, on our advances in technology and the costs of transport preventing disruption. But this reassuring analysis is out of date.”

― Laurent Fabius

“I was an office secretary for a long time. A good secretary.”

― Laurie Metcalf

“I was very disenchanted in the industry for a long time before I met GaGa. Everyone wanted a ‘Single Ladies’ for their artist, or a Puffy move.”

― Laurieann Gibson

“Entertaining and being onstage is such a rush; it’s amazing… and I just hope that it can last, and last for a long time.”

― Leah LaBelle

“I don’t think there is such a definition of a perfect family, but I do think that our marriages are in crisis. Our families are in crisis. And I think the African-American family is at one of the worst stages it’s been at in a very long time in this country. Fatherlessness is rampant.”

― Leah Ward Sears

“Some of the big movies, you get checks for a long, long time.”

― Leland Orser

“It is probable that for a long time to come the mass of mankind in civilized countries will find it both necessary and advantageous to labor for wages, and to accept the condition of hired laborers.”

― Leland Stanford

“I’ve been working a long time, and mostly European films.”

― Lena Headey

“Songs seem to take me a long time. I don’t know why; they’re not especially excellent for taking so long.”

― Leonard Cohen

“The fact that my songs take a long time to write is no guarantee of their excellence.”

― Leonard Cohen

“You know, for a long time I have been of the opinion that artists don’t necessarily know what they’re doing. You don’t necessarily know what kind of universal concept you’re tapping into.”

― Leonard Nimoy

“I studied the cello for a long time, from when I was little up through college.”

― Lev Grossman

“I grew up doing theatre and spent a long time as a playwright. I still think very visually when I write.”

― Libba Bray

“Everyone lives under their rocks in L.A., so it takes a long time to find your lane.”

― Liberty Ross

“There’s something uniquely interesting about Buddhism and mathematics, particularly about quantum physics, and where they meet. That has fascinated us for a long time.”

― Lilly Wachowski

“Although Britain has, since 1653, had nothing approaching a single, codified constitution, it did for a very long time possess a broad cult of constitutional writing. The Petition of Right of 1628, like the Bill of Rights of 1689, was a cherished text. So, most of all, was Magna Carta.”

― Linda Colley

“For a very long time, loyalists were often left out of patriotic American histories of the revolution. Or they were caricatured as upper-class Tory reactionaries, or – rather like the Jacobites – made the subject only of nostalgic antiquarianism.”

― Linda Colley

“I need to live a long time to fulfil all the things I want to do.”

― Linda Gray

“We need somebody ready to be commander-in-chief on day one, who understands there are no moderates in Iran; they’ve been killed a long time ago.”

― Lindsey Graham

“I’m in my mid-40s now, and I came out in 11th grade, so I must have been 17. So that’s quite a long time ago, and the temperature and the culture was different.”

― Lisa Cholodenko

“There is a mentality that if you’re a long time AMDer, that we’re x86: we know what we’re doing, and it’s just about building better x86 devices.”

― Lisa Su

“I have my head screwed on right. I haven’t been this way in a long time.”

― Liz Phair

“I was born with an ability to concentrate very hard on a job for a long time.”

― Lord Mountbatten

“The first songs I ever wrote – my first, like, serious offerings – were all written on ukulele. It’s always been a part of the way I write for a really long time.”

― Lou Barlow

“Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling.”

― Louisa May Alcott

“The problem with being in the public eye for a long time is there are 20 years worth of looks to come back and haunt you!”

― Louise Nurding

“I’ve been acting for a long time – I started when I was 12.”

― Lucy Boynton

“Four months after we released ‘I Don’t Want to Be Funny Anymore,’ the album came out on EggHunt. Three months after that, we officially signed with Matador. That’s not a very long time: half a year between the first flood and the final signing.”

― Lucy Dacus

“It was very weird because for a long time no one really recognised me from my films, but ‘The Hobbit’ has totally changed that, and I’ve had some really special moments, especially with youngsters.”

― Luke Evans

“I’m from New Orleans, but I lived in L.A. for a very long time.”

― Luke James

“It’s been a long time since I’ve written old-fashioned sword and sorcery; I’m hoping it’s like riding a bicycle.”

― Lynn Abbey

“I did become American citizen in order to vote. I lived in this country for a very long time and I finally reached the point where I thought, I’m often sticking my neck out on various issues as all human beings have a right to do.”

― Lynn Redgrave

“My first Gibson was a ’91 Les Paul Custom tobacco burst. I still have it – it’s still amazing-sounding – but it took me a long time of saving up to get that guy!”

― Lzzy Hale

“You know you’ve been around a long time when your stuntman says, ‘Yeah, my grandfather doubled you.’”

― M. C. Gainey

“I’m afraid of open bodies of water. I was in a glass-bottomed boat that broke a long time ago, so I’ve always been kind of freaked out.”

― Madelaine Petsch

“I’ve had quite a long time in government, and I’ve learned a few things.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“We have had dealings with terrorists for a long time. From 1948 until 1990, we had domestic terrorism because the pro-communist groups wanted to overthrow the colonial government.”

― Mahathir Mohamad

“I haven’t done Vine in a long time, and when I first started, I just did stuff that I thought was funny.”

― Maisie Williams

“It took me a long, long time to break the chains that’s inside me.”

― Manal al-Sharif

“This has been a trend for a long time; the days of lifetime employment are long since over.”

― Marc Andreessen

“It may have lost its special-ness forever and the clubs might not being doing well but I think standup is in the best shape it has been in a long time.”

― Marc Maron

“I struggled quite a long time with my backhand, which was one of my best weapons before my surgery.”

― Marco Chiudinelli

“The long time to come when I shall not exist has more effect on me than this short present time, which nevertheless seems endless.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“I am a big ‘Ellen’ fan. I have been one for quite a long time now. I used to do the local news talk shows with her in San Francisco, when we were both still kids.”

― Margaret Cho

“RT was one of the first channels to cover the Wikileaks story and to interview Julian Assange a long time ago, way before it made headlines around the globe.”

― Margarita Simonyan

“For a long time, I was very naive and very trusting. I Just didn’t think anyone would want to do anything to harm me, but I learned through trial and error that that’s not the case.”

― Margo Price

“I was told that I had very likely been clinically depressed for a long, long time, probably since I was 15, or even 14. It explained, to me at least, a lot of my behaviour over the years.”

― Marianne Faithfull

“I wanted to be a barrister for a long time.”

― Marianne Jean-Baptiste

“For a long time I was scared I’d find out I was like my mother.”

― Marilyn Monroe

“Many readers know my work first through ‘Housekeeping,’ simply because it was my only novel for a pretty long time.”

― Marilynne Robinson

“I thought for a long time that I was going to be a pop artist. It was around 18-19 that I started to make that a reality. I just knew that this was my destiny.”

― Marina and the Diamonds

“The mugger who is arrested is back on the street before the police officer, but the person mugged may not be back on the street for a long time, if ever.”

― Mario Cuomo

“I don’t ever recall having a political argument with Bob Grant. I’ve known him a long time. I’ve always liked him.”

― Mario Cuomo

“Oh, I did stop smoking a long time ago.”

― Mario Lemieux

“Much of what Germany and France have done in the rescue of Greece has also helped German and French banks, who for a long time were major creditors for Greece and Greek banks.”

― Mario Monti

“I took piano lessons when I was like 5 or 6 but that was a long time ago. I stopped when I was 13.”

― Marion Cotillard

“I’ve been a National Front member since I was 17, and active supporter for a long time.”

― Marion Marechal-Le Pen

“There’s no law against stupid – I learned that a long time ago.”

― Mark Cuban

“A friend of mine passed away unexpectedly at the very end of making ‘Ghosts’, someone who had been as close to me as someone could get, someone who was far too young. But I couldn’t really sing about it for a long time – not in the way I would have wanted to.”

― Mark Kozelek

“I think Barack Obama is one of the most exciting politicians to come along in a long time.”

― Mark McKinnon

“There was a time there in the mid ’80s to the ’90s there that we played six finals, three Canada Cups, we were playing hockey almost 10 months a year for a long time there.”

― Mark Messier

“I was bartending for a long time and going on auditions and was constantly being rebuffed.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“Interracial marriages were basically legalized, but nevertheless, there was a social stigma attached to them for a long time to come. I imagine that’s going to be true for same-sex marriages – that people’s emotional comfort level with it will not fully materialize for decades.”

― Mark Takano

“The thing is, the Superman comics have been around a long time, and so have the movies. They’ve done a lot of Superman movies, as they have with Batman.”

― Martin Campbell

“I’ve been well-known in Britain for a long time.”

― Martin Freeman

“I didn’t write songs for a very long time.”

― Martin Gore

“There has always been something less than wholesome about New Labour. But Blair for a long time had an easy ride. There was the whopping majority. There was the relief that the Tories were finally gone. There was the grand hyperbole.”

― Martin Jacques

“I’m certainly not going to play any of Matt Damon’s roles in the future. But he will eventually grow into mine, since he’ll be around for a long time.”

― Martin Landau

“If we just wanted positive emotions, our species would have died out a long time ago.”

― Martin Seligman

“I also have a lot of preserved foods, things that will keep for a long time like dried fish, seaweed or lotus seed.”

― Martin Yan

“Seven years is a long time, and he was there for me, when my mum died. He was very compassionate at that time. I couldn’t have found anyone better in that situation.”

― Mary, Crown Princess of Denmark

“Guests who shop at Ulta know exactly what we’re about. People who have not shopped at Ulta or have not shopped at Ulta for a long time have a fuzzy image. And that’s what I’m all about sharpening and elevating.”

― Mary Dillon

“Five years is a long time to play one part.”

― Mary McCormack

“The SEC got more than 100 rules to write under Dodd-Frank, the lion’s share of all the agencies. And we’ve moved, I think, with a tremendous sense of urgency. But it takes a long time to write rules and get them approved by a five-member commission.”

― Mary Schapiro

“I’ve been around racing a fairly long time, but when it comes to the important issues, I’m happy to let others make the big decisions.”

― Mats Sundin

“When I write that I’ve known about something for a long time, that’s not a boast. That’s a confession. It’s me acknowledging that I have withheld something important from the public.”

― Matt Apuzzo

“There are people who appear in the magazines and I don’t know who they are. I’ve never seen anything they’ve done and their careers are over already. They’re famous for maybe 10 minutes. Real careers, I think, take a long time to unfold.”

― Matt Damon

“I honestly if I get a vacation I’m gonna go and sit on my couch in New York cause that’s the one place I haven’t been for a very long time.”

― Matt Damon

“One thing I have to admit, regardless of what my character thinks, is that EC3 is a very talented individual. He is going to be a cornerstone of Impact Wrestling for a long time.”

― Matt Hardy

“I’m really bad at liquid liner, so whenever I have time to do it, I’ll try, but it takes me a really long time.”

― Maude Apatow

“I’ve been doing dramas for a long time.”

― Maura Tierney

“Television viewers, they’ve been around a long time. They’ve been watching this thing now for 50 years. I mean, they know exactly what’s happening when it comes to television programming. You can’t put anything over on them anymore.”

― Maury Povich

“I lived in Scotland a long time, and I became aware of Mogwai really from the beginning. They seemed to be fusing hard music structure and sort of raw sonics. They’re just very creative thinkers, musical thinkers.”

― Max Richter

“Growing up, I decided, a long time ago, I wouldn’t accept any manmade differences between human beings, differences made at somebody else’s insistence or someone else’s whim or convenience.”

― Maya Angelou

“I’ve been on social media for quite a long time, maybe because I’ve been sending out nutrition information.”

― Maye Musk

“Why can’t there be an acknowledgment that, in some instances, women remove themselves from the workforce for a long time, and when they come back, of course they’re not going to get exactly equal pay?”

― Megyn Kelly

“I was very afraid to write a novel – it was a dream for a very long time, and it was one of the few things that I was afraid to try.”

― Melissa Marr

“Miliband failed us, his Labour supporters. And Labour will now, because of him, be in a disaster zone for a long time.”

― Melvyn Bragg

“I always wanted to play in Europe for a long time. They move the ball, and they move bodies, and that’s what I like doing.”

― Metta World Peace

“If you are going truly viral, you don’t need press. I mean, MySpace grew for a very long time without any press.”

― Michael Birch

“For a long time, I can’t say I was one who really enjoyed acting. I was always censoring it, or editing it, or analyzing it, rather than just going with it.”

― Michael Douglas

“We don’t know if there is a ‘Tremors 6.’ If there is, we’re not sure what that is yet. I know what I would like to see as ‘Tremors 6.’ Because I’ve been with this a long time. I have specific desires along those lines. But clearly, we have left the door open for a sequel.”

― Michael Gross

“I would never put on a Mets hat. Only if I was playing a Met as part of the job. Which, actually, I did a long time ago.”

― Michael Imperioli

“For a long time, I resisted seeing ‘The Sound of Music,’ but when I finally did, I cried.”

― Michael Learned

“I worked a lot of non-acting jobs for a really long time. They ranged from auto mechanic to landscaper to manual labor to working in a factory that made airplane parts. I even tried to go to school as a paramedic and ended up being an orderly in a hospital.”

― Michael Madsen

“I have been aspiring to write some sort of literature for a long time.”

― Michael Moore

“Africa, and Zambia in particular, drifted away from the West for a long time, and we have to reconcile.”

― Michael Sata

“I think tech is driving most of the innovation and will continue to for a very, very long time.”

― Michael Seibel

“When I get really hammered I take my clothes off. That’s a sure sign. It’s been a long time since the last time I did that. Probably a year.”

― Michael Stipe

“It’s a party that’s being organized; it’s not a protest. The carnival is not like it was a long time ago. Before it was do as you like, take to the streets.”

― Michel Martelly

“I began taking liberties a long time ago; now it is standard practice for most directors to ignore the rules.”

― Michelangelo Antonioni

“For a long time now, movie characters have generally been articulate, even chatty. Call it the influence of Woody Allen, but we have become used to characters who are well able to explain themselves to others.”

― Michelle Dean

“If it wasn’t for Mick, the group would’ve fallen apart a long time ago.”

― Mick Taylor

“I have known Kofi for such a long time. We were in developmental together in Louisville.”

― Mickie James

“When I go to bed at night, I wear a sleeping bag. And for a long time, I wore mittens so that I couldn’t open the sleeping bag.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Really, I learned a long time ago that in the National Football League, paper doesn’t mean anything. Football teams are created on the football field.”

― Mike McCarthy

“Duff McKagen’s been a dear friend of mind for a long time, and he’s a Seattlelite.”

― Mike McCready

“The Web as we’ve known it for a long time has been pages linking and pointing to other pages.”

― Mike McCue

“If I went by all the rejection I’ve had in my career, I should have given up a long time ago.”

― Mike Myers

“It took me a long time to stumble upon a sound, and I figured out I wanted to kinda sing rapper’s lyrics.”

― Mike Posner

“I’m not going anywhere. I will be here for a very long time.”

― Mike Rogers

“A decade is a long time to be doing anything, much less to be with the same guys, chasing after the same goals.”

― Mike Shinoda

“I hated L.A. for a long time, and I wanted to leave it. I had these fantasies of going to ‘SNL’ and falling in love with some writer on ‘SNL,’ of getting married and living in New York.”

― Mindy Kaling

“Yes, I have known Roger Clemens for a long time.”

― Mindy McCready

“I waited a long time to have children because I had this career that was kind of like my kid, it required as much nurturing.”

― Minnie Driver

“No blessing goes uncontested. It will take a long time to get your dream.”

― Miranda Hart

“I don’t watch the news. I get really emotional about it, and I carry that stuff with me for a long time.”

― Missy Peregrym

“My position on guns is the same position I’ve had for a long, long time. That position is that I don’t line up a hundred percent with the NRA. I don’t see eye to eye with the NRA on every issue.”

― Mitt Romney

“I always believe in doing new things and using new materials that I have never used or that I didn’t like for a long time.”

― Miuccia Prada

“Mobile communications had been around for a long time, but always as a limited market, constrained by the radio spectrum.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“It is going to take a long time to switch Egypt into a democracy.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“I have a lot of respect for His Majesty Juan Carlos. I call him Uncle Juan because he is an extraordinary person whom I have known for a long time.”

― Mohammed VI of Morocco

“There is no need to be longwinded as a pastor, but there is a difference between being longwinded and preaching for a long time. Preachers should be conscious of time because God does everything in decency and order; nonetheless, God’s word is not on the clock!”

― Monica Johnson

“I love documentaries. I love the format. I’ve been doing them for a long time.”

― Morgan Neville

“Even though I’ve been reasonably well known for quite a long time, I still can’t get a record on daytime radio or on MTV.”

― Morrissey

“There’s something I’ve been wanting to say for a long time. I’m a liberal, and I’m proud of it. In fact, I was probably a little more liberal than Hubert was. I just wanted to say that.”

― Muriel Humphrey

“I’m not wearing leather shoes, and I have not worn furs since a long time ago. I have to be very conscious when I’m making decisions and saying I’m vegan because I have to be about it all the way.”

― Mya

“I have been saying for a long time, all my phones are tapped.”

― N. Chandrababu Naidu

“It takes a long time for things to get off the ground.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“For a long time, the for-profit world has told us in the not-for-profit sector to behave more like businesses.”

― Nancy Lublin

“You need to know how to play live. The ones who can do that are the ones you’ll see around for a long time.”

― Nancy Wilson

“It takes me a long time writing books. It takes me about five years to write a book, and when I’m done, the last thing I want to do is to do it again.”

― Naomi Klein

“I had a pretty public divorce. They’re not easy – divorces – and it took me a long time to really get through.”

― Nas

“I’ve always been interested in the office. I was a secretary a long time ago, and I’ve always been into paperwork. My first secretarial job was 1965 or 1966.”

― Natalie Cole

“I’ve always been in this weird indie world, and for a long time, I felt that it was not okay to be girly in that world.”

― Natalie Prass

“For a long time, I’ve been interested in cultural memory and historical erasure.”

― Natasha Trethewey

“I’ve had nine failed pilots. I’ve been doing TV for a long time.”

― Nicholas D’Agosto

“I worked with Devin Kelley on ‘Resurrection,’ and Mekhi Phifer has been a long time buddy.”

― Nicholas Gonzalez

“I freak out if I go a little too long without being in the gym. For a long time it was all about getting the weight off because I was 240 pounds at my heaviest, and now I’m around 175, so the majority of that weight loss was due to diet and exercise.”

― Nick Carter

“I’ve been a legitimate fan of Keith Urban’s for a long time and have been to a bunch of his concerts.”

― Nick Fradiani

“We’re planning on being married for a long, long time.”

― Nick Lachey

“Well, it was very interesting to play a character and stretch it over such a long time – 12 episodes. I had never done a TV show before, so week to week it was unclear what we would be asked to do.”

― Nick Stahl

“I did stand-up comedy for a long time in San Francisco, and then I was like, ‘You know what? I’m going to move to Los Angeles and try and make it!’”

― Nico Santos

“I took a long time after ‘Curious’ to find something I really wanted to do.”

― Nicola Walker

“Reality TV is a lot about drama, but for the first time in a long time, you actually have role models on TV.”

― Nikki Bella

“I usually try to go for meals that aren’t heavy when I’m playing for a long time. I’ll try to stay away from carbing up too hard – so I avoid pastas.”

― Ninja

“Reagan was extreme. Beginning of his administration, one of the first things was to call in scabs – hadn’t been done for a long time, and it’s illegal in most countries – in the air controller strike.”

― Noam Chomsky

“For a long time, I have been making many predictions, far in advance, of events since come to pass, naming the particular locality. I acknowledge all to have been accomplished through divine power and inspiration.”

― Nostradamus

“I’ve been through a lot and played for a long time, so I can understand what others will go through. That’s why I want to help them out. There are a lot of players who go to Belgium, for example, and have had terrible experiences. I know players, and they have come to me.”

― Nwankwo Kanu

“A 10-pound sack of potatoes lasts a long time.”

― Octavia E. Butler

“After those first two BAFTAs, I didn’t really get offered anything, which makes you think, ‘Oh, no!’ And, after I finished the second series of ‘Broadchurch,’ nothing came up for six months, which really is a long time, and I got a bit panicky.”

― Olivia Colman

“I’ve been working a long time; it was a slow burn. But I’m grateful it’s been like that.”

― Olivia Colman

“There was nothing about ‘The Killing’ that patronized its audience, and it was quite slow and detailed, all of the things which, for a long time, people had been nervous of making.”

― Olivia Colman

“My first collection was made from sheets that my grandmother, who lived in Normandy, had been collecting for a long time. There are a lot of flea markets in that part of France, and she knew what I liked.”

― Olivier Theyskens

“For a long time, I had been very secretive about a lot of the things I’d been through personally, and a lot of that is purposeful. My fan base, for the large part, is the younger generation. They’re like, ‘I want to know everything! I want to know it all!’”

― Omari Hardwick

“I signed a five-year contract with Barcelona. I’ll be here for a long time.”

― Ousmane Dembele

“It takes a long time to become young.”

― Pablo Picasso

“I’ve had an addiction for a long time to the whole business of maximizing one’s potential, what I call human activation. The vehicle for actualizing oneself is choice, options, seeking out the proper choices.”

― Padgett Powell

“I have a lot of admiration for people who’ve been in relationships a long time, married for years.”

― Paloma Faith

“I have been a fan of Yoo Ah In’s for a long time. Every time I watched one of his films, I would think to myself, ‘How does he act like that?’ and greatly admired his acting abilities. I felt that I would be able to learn and improve a lot as an actor, just by observing.”

― Park Hyung-sik

“There have been periods of my career that I haven’t worked for a really long time, like seven or eight months.”

― Parker Posey

“That’s something USA Hockey has been trying to do for a long time is prove that we can play with the Canadians and the Russians and the Swedes and Finns consistently on a tournament basis.”

― Patrick Kane

“For a long time, I’ve had a recurring dream – I dream I don’t have to write any more, that I’m free. I’m not free, alas; I’m still clearing the same terrain, with the impression that it’s never finished.”

― Patrick Modiano

“ has been a venue for original SF and fantasy since 2008, but we’ve never formalized our process for submissions. Indeed, for a long time, we were totally winging it.”

― Patrick Nielsen Hayden

“I learned a long time ago from David Mamet to wipe your feet at the door, get it out on stage and then go about your life.”

― Patti LuPone

“I’ve been writing and making my own music for a long time.”

― Patti Scialfa

“I want to be around a really long time. I want to be a thorn in the side of everything as long as possible.”

― Patti Smith

“I was single for a really long time, then I realized I had abandonment issues. Then I found love online.”

― Patti Stanger

“Without a sense of humor, I would have been gone a long time ago.”

― Patty Duke

“I was more used to acting onstage, for a long time. I don’t know, maybe I was temperamentally more suited to stage stuff. And there are things about the stage that I miss in a lot of ways.”

― Paul Giamatti

“I’ve been around this game for a long time – a lot of plane rides, a lot of bus rides, a lot of pregame speeches, a lot of national anthems.”

― Paul Pierce

“I like living with a character for a really long time and what can open up with that.”

― Paula Malcomson

“I have been practicing archery for a long time; a bow and arrow helps me to unwind.”

― Paulo Coelho

“Hospitals are places that you have to stay in for a long time, even if you are a visitor. Time doesn’t seem to pass in the same way in hospitals as it does in other places. Time seems to almost not exist in the same way as it does in other places.”

― Pedro Almodovar

“If right now our emotional reaction to seeing a certain person or hearing certain news is to fly into a rage or to get despondent or something equally extreme, it’s because we have been cultivating that particular habit for a very long time.”

― Pema Chodron

“I’ve got a very tough skin because I’ve been doing this for a long time. Rejection is simply part of it.”

― Perdita Weeks

“I don’t want to get in a big, long discussion about right and wrong, but our company has been working on the issue of underage drinking and alcohol abuse for a long time. I’ve been outspoken about it.”

― Pete Coors

“We’ve made our living for a long time on commerce and trade at the border.”

― Pete Gallego

“Any of us who’ve been newspapermen for a long time hate generalizations.”

― Pete Hamill

“I stopped acting a long time ago and my primary career has been producing-directing film.”

― Peter Billingsley

“Maybe it’s because I’ve been an actor for such a long time, but I think, unless you’re a big star, you don’t really have much control over anything. I’ve never been able to make any plans.”

― Peter Capaldi

“Every generation feels it has the problems that will destroy it. That’s because we can perceive them a long time before we have the ability to fix them.”

― Peter Diamandis

“I watch practically no TV – ah, what the hell do I watch? Oh, I was for a long time addicted to CNN.”

― Peter Falk

“It took us a long time to find out that we had been lied to by our parents’ generation. The moralities that were followed during our parents’ generation were basically arbitrary. This caused a rift between the two generations, which was brought on by the beatniks.”

― Peter Fonda

“After I retired, it was quite a long time before I went back to my department. I thought I was well out of it.”

― Peter Higgs

“A couple of weeks is a long time in American politics.”

― Peter Jennings

“I was a war correspondent and journalist for a long time, and I was very near the towers on 9/11 and very shortly after in Afghanistan.”

― Peter Landesman

“I’ve been writing screenplays for a long time, and a lot of it came out of the journalism I was doing.”

― Peter Landesman

“I have known Sepp Blatter, FIFA and football for a long time, and there are some fundamental values which FIFA and the ICRC share.”

― Peter Maurer

“I read about Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the newspapers. I would love for him to come to Manchester United; I’ve said this for a long time. He was born to play for Manchester United.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“You know, I think when you are unemployed, especially for a long time, it’s hard to be inspired or hopeful almost about anything. So it’s tough, especially when there has been such gridlock here in D.C. You know, when we are fighting and can’t get anything done, whether you are liberal or conservative, Democrat or Republican, no one wins.”

― Peter Welch

“All I’m saying is that Louis Vuitton and L’Oreal didn’t invent branding at some point in the mid-Eighties. Big, reassuring names have been around a long time.”

― Peter York

“Some guys leave a place after a long time, and they’re bitter. Not me.”

― Peyton Manning

“I despised basketball for a long time.”

― Phil Heath

“Movies like ‘Westworld’ used ideas I’d thought of a long time ago.”

― Philip K. Dick

“For a long time I thought I was a poet, but that’s a high title to claim.”

― Philip Pullman

“I wanted to work with Diplo for a long time.”

― Poppy

“Trump has hated Amazon for a long time, and I think that that came out in many interviews that he’s done with ‘Vanity Fair’ and with others.”

― Pramila Jayapal

“Eleven years in films is a long time.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“I’ve been used to being my own boss for a really long time, so I don’t take to authority very well.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“I’m in a hallowed league of artists. Whether it’s Billie Holiday or Rakim or Jimmy Hendrix or… I don’t know, MGMT, we’re all blessed to be able to create. It’s a lineage that extends a long time. And to be able to be active in it and have made a difference in it, it’s humbling. To know I had a place in all of this; that’s the rewarding part.”

― Q-Tip

“We gon’ be around for a long time.”

― Quavo

“It took me a long time to adapt to the West Coast. I lived eight years in New York before California and might have gone back. Then I discovered surfing. It’s the California equivalent of ice hockey, I guess. It gave me a real sense of place.”

― Rachel Morrison

“For a long time, I thought, ‘I’m not a TV presenter,’ but now I realise there’s no typical route into this business.”

― Rachel Riley

“’Adhoori’ and ‘Sagar’ took a long time to complete.”

― Radhika Pandit

“I think things will come once I get the respect that I deserve. Keeping my belt for a long time… Things will happen like normal. I can’t force those things.”

― Rafael dos Anjos

“Yes, but I – you know, it’s been such a long time, I’m sure that I’ve got cousins and uncles that I’ve never met before, you know, that I’ve left behind.”

― Rafael Palmeiro

“If you start with a compromise, you live with a compromise for a long time.”

― Rajeev Suri

“France has lived a long time – eight or nine centuries – and yet art in France, too, was derivative up until the 19th Century.”

― Raoul Dufy

“When you have to earmark human and monetary resources for such a long time, it starts to hinder your other activities.”

― Ratan Tata

“There is a broad movement that has been holding companies accountable on human rights for a long time.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“There’s something about being around a long time that puts stuff in perspective.”

― Reg E. Cathey

“It takes a big voice a long time to develop properly; the bigger it is, the harder it is to develop the technique.”

― Richard Bonynge

“I realized a long time ago that, even as a kid, it’s all about the choices you make, the things you pursue. In the end, you’re a sum of your choices.”

― Richard Linklater

“Working out another system to replace Newton’s laws took a long time because phenomena at the atomic level were quite strange. One had to lose one’s common sense in order to perceive what was happening at the atomic level.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“I tried to salvage the situation with the Republican Party for a long time. We’ve had for decades a departure from the fundamental values of the Republican Party and from America.”

― Richard Painter

“Well, I think one of the reasons Chicago became so popular as a filmmaker location is because New York had been used so many times that Chicago, I think, was rediscovered maybe in the late ’60s, early ’70s for a long time as a new location.”

― Richard Roeper

“I have been advocating for a long time that the Export Import Bank shouldn’t be for one or two companies, and that’s what it’s for, basically.”

― Richard Shelby

“I don’t think I’m a natural novelist. Plot is definitely one of my weaker points. I’ve been working on it a long time, and it’s not getting much better.”

― Rick Bass

“I was a businessman for a long time before I was a celebrity.”

― Rick Harrison

“I actually did try to emigrate to Australia a long time ago.”

― Rick Nielsen

“I was born in 1949 – which seems like a long time ago… Actually, it is a long time ago, when I think about it.”

― Rick Wakeman

“As human beings we have a tendency when we like something to tie it up and make sure it’s there for a long time. I’ve been working on being able to let things go. I don’t think I ever want to buy property again.”

― Ricky Williams

“In our country, there must be two time zones to save working hours. Why we don’t have it, I have been talking about this issue for a long time.”

― Rishi Kapoor

“I was fixated on Prince’s ‘Black Album’ for a long time.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“I’ve been on TV a long time, and I’ve never had a catch phrase.”

― Rob Lowe

“I had seen ‘Avenue Q’ off-Broadway back in 2003 and fell in love with it. I just thought it was the smartest, funniest thing I’d seen in a long time.”

― Rob McClure

“I’ve been fighting for a long time.”

― Robbie Lawler

“He’s been doing this a long time. Hats off to a champion, Carlos Condit.”

― Robbie Lawler

“We haven’t made money in NASCAR in a long time.”

― Robby Gordon

“It took a long time for me to accept I was an actor, a professional actor, and that, actually, I make a living out of this.”

― Robert Carlyle

“Hey, I’ve been doing what I do for a long time, my friend.”

― Robert Goulet

“I have been around football a long time and know a lot about it, so if I have an opinion and don’t voice it, then it is a bit of a waste.”

― Robert Green

“It’s my observation that gardeners and gardening for a very long time have had to take a back seat. Architects are very famous; they’ve got huge projects. What goes on in and around them has been relegated to a very minor role.”

― Robert Irwin

“I’ve been very sensitive for a long time to the repeated pattern, during economic hard times or after a war, of the United States’ essentially unilaterally disarming.”

― Robert M. Gates

“I happen to think that computers are the most important thing to happen to musicians since the invention of cat-gut which was a long time ago.”

― Robert Moog

“It takes me a long time to get with a landscape. It took me 20 years before I wrote anything about Ibiza, and I haven’t written about Oregon yet, although I’ve been there 20 years – possibly I’m almost due.”

― Robert Sheckley

“Rob Lowe, I’ve known him for a long time because I have three daughters, ya know. He’s been cruising those three girls for a long time.”

― Robert Wagner

“Both in Britain and America, huge publicity has been given to stem cells, particularly embryonic stem cells, and the potential they offer. Of course, the study of stem cells is one of the most exciting areas in biology, but I think it is unlikely that embryonic stem cells are likely to be useful in healthcare for a long time.”

― Robert Winston

“It took me a long time to grow up.”

― Robin Wright

“I’m not up there with Kate Winslet and Julia Roberts. I don’t sell tickets. I’ve known that for a long time.”

― Robin Wright

“I want to stay at Real Madrid for a long time.”

― Robinho

“I used the bus when I was growing up in Brazil. I don’t want to diminish anyone who travels on the bus, but I haven’t done that for a long time.”

― Robinho

“I think Wilco is going to definitely stand the test of time – no question – and Uncle Tupleo, and the whole No Depression scene, which is now alt-country. I think that’s going to be around a long time.”

― Roger McGuinn

“Of course, we have known for a long time that a word, like any verbal sign, is a unity of two components.”

― Roman Jakobson

“A long time ago, I stopped trying to look at projects as genre exercises.”

― Ron Howard

“I live in Cullowhee, North Carolina. That’s where I teach, at Western Carolina University. That region is where my family has lived for a long time and that region is my landscape.”

― Ron Rash

“I spent a long time reporting on trans issues, and I know in the course of that reporting I saw how deeply adversity runs.”

― Ronan Farrow

“I had felt for a long time that, if I was ever told to get up so a white person could sit, that I would refuse to do so.”

― Rosa Parks

“One thing I learned a long time ago as a prosecutor is that it’s tough to get people to obey a law if there is not penalty for breaking it.”

― Roy Barnes

“I have been in football a long time.”

― Roy Hodgson

“Grime is not like messiness or some fingerprints on a cabinet; it takes a long time to accumulate.”

― Roz Chast

“Did you know that you can live on Ensure for a year? A person can live for a really long time just lying in bed and drinking Ensure – way longer than you think.”

― Roz Chast

“I want to be around for a long time. I don’t want to be a one-hit wonder.”

― Ruben Studdard

“I don’t invest in the stock market. I did it a long, long time ago when I was really young, and I got involved in all the investigations and all the prosecutions, and I felt it was better if I didn’t make individual investments. So I’m invested in funds, but not in individual – not in individual stocks.”

― Rudy Giuliani

“For a long time, I didn’t give anything my all. I was so afraid that I’d be crap, so I held myself back.”

― Rufus Sewell

“Class is very, very fertile territory for American artists, and it has been for a long time.”

― Rumaan Alam

“Really, we don’t know what to make of it except that we’re delighted about it. We have all these fans thirty years later and they’re still around and will probably be around for a long time to come.”

― Russell Johnson

“I did documentary film for a long time, and I spent a lot of time behind the camera, fervently wishing that the reality I was filming would conform to my narrative propriety. But you can’t control it.”

― Ruth Ozeki

“Some songs go super-quick; some take a really long time.”

― Ryan Lewis

“I have been a long time fan of Jean-Luc Godard. It’s my dream to work with him.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“I’ve concentrated for a long time on English films because I’ve got two kids but my oldest son is 11 and I think I’m going to be away for about four months of year now.”

― Sadie Frost

“I haven’t done an international film for a long time.”

― Sadie Frost

“I had to let my ego go a long time ago.”

― Sally Field

“I used to say, ‘There is a God-shaped hole in me.’ For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important.”

― Salman Rushdie

“If Turkey wants to join Europe, it will have to become a European country, and that might take a long time.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Technology magnifies differences, and it’s been replacing or obviating jobs for a long time. But what happens as that case accelerates? I’m not one of these doomsayers who says, ‘There will be no jobs.’”

― Sam Altman

“I used to play the trombone and the trumpet, which I still have, but I haven’t picked up for a long time.”

― Sam Heughan

“There’s a system in place in Nashville, and for a long time, I was trapped in this idea that the only way to do it was to come to town, get a record deal, and do it the way they say. And that system works. But it caters to a specific kind of artist, and I didn’t necessarily fit that mold.”

― Sam Hunt

“My nickname is Bondy. But not because of the Bond films – it was my surname a long time before I did those.”

― Samantha Bond

“I’ve had a passion to play Marilyn Monroe for a really long time.”

― Samara Weaving

“I could probably go on for a long time about the differences between Northern California and Southern California Mexican food.”

― Samin Nosrat

“It will take a long time, and certainly the West will remain the dominant civilization well into the next century, but the decline is occurring.”

― Samuel P. Huntington

“There weren’t roles for females in comedies for a really long time.”

― Sandra Bullock

“Tonya Verbeek is a rival of mine I always come up against in the semis or the final of the Olympics. We have been fighting each other for a long time, so she knew my wrestling, and I knew hers… I was thinking that the only thing I could do was somehow to deceive her, anticipate her and get in my tackles.”

― Saori Yoshida

“I had wanted to write Ghost Country for a long time, but it wouldn’t work.”

― Sara Paretsky

“I was a ‘learn by doing’ writer – I never took any formal writing classes. So it took a long time to figure things out and find my voice.”

― Sara Zarr

“I’ve thought Cheney was scary for a long time. Now I know I was right to be nervous.”

― Sarah Brady

“The thought for a long time was that banks needed to be too controlled, too regulated to be turned over to the Wild West of the Net. Then the credit meltdown hit, and we saw just how reckless these so-called safe and regulated institutions were.”

― Sarah Lacy

“First-ever woman to have an iron-man match. It’s been such a long time, to be the second woman ever to main event a Raw.”

― Sasha Banks

“One thing I won’t be doing on a weekend is shopping. I just don’t like it, and I haven’t bought an article of clothing for a very long time. I usually just take wardrobe from shows I’m on. It’s much easier.”

― Scott Baio

“I learned a long time ago, Don’t ever doubt the power of Taylor Swift.”

― Scott Borchetta

“Leaving the space station was bittersweet – I had been there for a long time and looked forward to leaving, but it is a remarkable place.”

― Scott Kelly

“The way brainwashing works is subtle and takes a long time.”

― Sean Durkin

“It took Austria a long time to be honest about its past.”

― Sebastian Kurz

“I was so against social media for such a long time, but now I can’t live without it.”

― Sebastian Stan

“I feel as a brand I’m here to be around for a long time.”

― Serena Williams

“Because I did gymnastics for such a long time, it’s allowed me to stay really physical, and with the krav maga and all that, I can actually do a lot of my own stunts.”

― Serinda Swan

“Touring and putting out records is fun and cool, but I’ve been doing it for a long time.”

― Serj Tankian

“The Earth will be around for a long time before you have a funnier president than Obama. He has a stand-up’s cadence and the awareness and ability to make jokes about himself before comedians can. That’s a page almost every politician should try to take from his book.”

― Seth Meyers

“As an engineer, I learned that a long time ago: you don’t want to get into a rational discussion about irrational subjects.”

― Shahid Khan

“I thought about running a marathon a long time ago, but I’m just not a runner.”

― Shannon Miller

“I feel that for the first time in a long time, educated Pakistanis are returning to their country to start up educational projects, to start up businesses, so instead of the brain-drain that happened in the 1950s and 1960s, the country is growing and improving economically.”

― Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

“I’ve been famous for a long, long time. So I don’t think of it – I think of it very differently. It’s the normal temperature of my room.”

― Sharon Stone

“For a long time, I felt like I failed myself, my career, and my record company.”

― Shawn Colvin

“They had been monitoring the site for a very long time, and at times, I received over 100 hits from the Department of Defense on the website, so I wasn’t the slightest bit surprised.”

― Sherman Austin

“It took a long time to get out of my contract. The producers thought I was negotiating for more money.”

― Sherry Stringfield

“The hardest thing in acting is going from child actor to adult actor. It’s taken me a long time.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“Union Budget 2012 has supported industry’s long time demand to improve the provision and standards of education in the country.”

― Shiv Nadar

“Lawsuits take a long time.”

― Shiva Ayyadurai

“My 15-year-old threw open the door the other day to my room and screamed, ”Freaks and Geeks’ only has one season? Can they make another one?’ And I tried to explain to her that it happened a long time ago. She didn’t understand that because it felt very relevant to her.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“Having been in the newspaper business for a long, long time, I often wonder, Why do we actually need to know about something like a bus crash in Bangladesh that has no effect on us at all? That can be nothing other than voyeurism.”

― Simon Winchester

“Hysteria is something that I’ve been interested for a very long time. I thought I might have it, but it seems that it’s unlikely.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“I like comedy. I would love to do comedy for a long time.”

― Sofia Vergara

“A career is something that you train for and prepare for and plan on doing for a long time.”

― Sonia Sotomayor

“Europeans really provided many venues over there and hailed the jazz artists, and a lot of musicians went over there and stayed over there for a long time. A lot of them moved over there, lived over there, and died over there.”

― Sonny Rollins

“While I’m totally up for all things girly, two months of mehendi is a fairly long time!”

― Sriti Jha

“I’ve argued for a long time here… that I think that one of the things that is absolutely killing parity is the individual maximum salary.”

― Stan Van Gundy

“I’d read Up in the Old Hotel, and I wanted to do something with Mitchell’s stuff for a long time.”

― Stanley Tucci

“I’ve been a big fan of Barry Jenkins for a long time.”

― Stephan James

“The playing ground is so uneven, and there have been so many straight characters for such a long time, and so many gay actors that have had to hide their sexuality to get the parts they want to play.”

― Stephanie Beatriz

“I’ve covered the league over two decades, I’ve known Bryan Colangelo for a long, long time. He’s not someone who goes on and off the record criticizing his contemporaries or his predecessors.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“When I was an actor in some movies a long time ago, I was so curious about all the camera movements – why is the camera placed here, and why does it move like this? And why the set and the background, the color? It’s a lot of questions for me to ask, because I was so interested, not only in acting, but also the whole process of filmmaking.”

― Stephen Chow

“To make a kung fu film is like a dream come true, because I’m a big fan of kung fu movies and I’m learning kung fu for a long time.”

― Stephen Chow

“I guess everybody saw it. It’s a deal where I’d been racing cars a long time and I knew going around the track the fender was on the tire hard.”

― Sterling Marlin

“I’ve always felt there was something wrong with Wells Fargo’s culture, for a very, very long time.”

― Steve Eisman

“11 years is a long time in this industry.”

― Steve McConnell

“I usually do about five cuts as a director. I haven’t ever directed a film where I haven’t made five passes through the movie, and that takes a long time.”

― Steven Spielberg

“I’m going to be the champion for a long time.”

― Stipe Miocic

“I’m not addicted to wrestling anymore. For a long time, I was.”

― Stone Cold Steve Austin

“There’s been a lot of role reversal going on in the band. The roles people have been playing for a long time will always be there, but everybody’s willing to try on different outfits.”

― Stone Gossard

“I just know that I love to write songs, and I have for a long time.”

― Stone Gossard

“It wasn’t that there weren’t menfolk in my grandmother’s stories. There were lots of them but they died young or were drifters and dreamers who disappeared or turned to drink or succumbed to melancholia or slow mortal diseases. The women, on the other hand, lived a long time and were full of spit and vinegar until the end.”

― Sue Hubbell

“For a long, long time, nearly 40 years, I never had any bees. I can’t think why.”

― Sue Hubbell

“I have been intrigued by Catherine de Medici and the legends surrounding her for a long time.”

― Susan Carroll

“I’m not a very fancy person. I’ve been a writer a long time, and right now ‘The Hunger Games’ is getting a lot of focus. It’ll pass. The focus will be on something else. It’ll shift. It always does. And that seems just fine.”

― Suzanne Collins

“I’ve been playing swing chords for a long time.”

― Suzy Bogguss

“I take a very long time to write my books – from five to ten years.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“I was an avid ‘Chitrahaar’ and ‘Superhit Muqqabala’ watcher. We did not have cable TV for a long time, so that was my only source of entertainment growing up. My great fantasy was to be in ‘Chitrahaar!’”

― Swara Bhaskar

“I didn’t intend to be an actress. It was one of many things I was interested in, and it just took off. I was an actress between the ages of 18 and 22, and it was a wonderful, fun thing to do, but it wasn’t what I intended long term. I parked acting a long time ago.”

― Talulah Riley

“I’ve been in this business a long time, and I’m very clear on what is real and what is fleeting.”

― Tamara Tunie

“I was familiar with ‘Addicted’ for a long time, even prior to the movie, way before it got the greenlight. And when it finally got the greenlight, I was very happy to be a part of it.”

― Tasha Smith

“I didn’t spend a lot of time with prison guards, but my father was an assistant district attorney for a long time so I was always hearing stories about prisoners and prison guards.”

― Taylor Schilling

“I broke a lot of conventions. Look, I spent a long time as an actor. I spent a lot of time playing pretty ordinary arcs.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“However, I was a restaurant critic at Chicago magazine before I worked at Esquire, and I’ve been a really enthusiastic home cook for a long time. It’s just something I’m passionate about.”

― Ted Allen

“A week is a long time in politics.”

― Ted Baillieu

“For a long time I was trying to be poppier and younger. I didn’t want to be on public radio or do any of that stuff for older people. Then I realized that that is exactly what I listen to.”

― Teddy Thompson

“I really didn’t have a plan, I just went in and started playing. one of my specialties was to be able to play for a really long time without stopping and I would play these repeated patterns for hours and hours and I wouldn’t seem to get tired.”

― Terry Riley

“We knew the 2017-18 offseason would be one of our most challenging. We’ve known that for a long time.”

― Theo Epstein

“Even over time, with a stable coaching staff and one manager who is fantastic and been in place for a long time, you can’t ever defer and stay out of the clubhouse because you don’t want to get in the way.”

― Theo Epstein

“I was asked to design the tuxedo for Mr. Peanut. They’re rebranding him. That was probably the most interesting request. I didn’t spend a long time considering it.”

― Thom Browne

“I’ve been a Keanu Reeves fan for a very long time, since ‘Bill and Ted’ and ‘Point Break’ and stuff like that.”

― Thomas Middleditch

“I was in the lab for a long time before I actually, like, put stuff out.”

― Tierra Whack

“When I did ‘Amadeus,’ I hadn’t done a play for five years. And I was so happy doing it and felt so foolish that I hadn’t done a play for such a long time that I wanted to go back and really kind of reach out for a classical career.”

― Tim Curry

“I’ve learned a long time ago if you don’t have anything to hide, you shouldn’t be pleading the Fifth, and most Americans get it.”

― Tim Huelskamp

“Politicians have such large egos that it usually takes them an inordinately long time to grasp when they’ve become a pathetic joke.”

― Timothy Noah

“Because I was independent for such a long time, and I was always just feeding my fans – every month, I’d be giving them something new. So I had to adjust to the process of making a record. And after signing with a label, there are just certain things you can’t do anymore. It was frustrating at first, but as the months went by, I got used to it.”

― Tink

“In 2007 and 2008, the first two Danish ships were hijacked. I started to research it. I’ve had the idea of writing in this arena for a long time, but I could never find the angle of what kind of story.”

― Tobias Lindholm

“It was actually 3 years between albums. That seems like a long time to me.”

― Todd Barry

“I write in a very strange way. Things are very fragmentary for a very long time, and then they come together very quickly near the end of the process.”

― Todd Rundgren

“Fortunately for a quarterback, you can play for a long time because you don’t get hit very often.”

― Tom Brady

“I’m a pretty calm person. That came from living in Italy for a long time. Nothing works, nothing is on time. You have to learn to deal with it.”

― Tom Ford

“It takes a long time to put a movie together. It can take years.”

― Tom Green

“There is so much to sailing a ship. There’s about a thousand different lines on a brig ship, and knowing what each one of those does, it takes a long time, and that’s why you have these cabin boys that start on the ship, and they learn throughout the years, and that’s why it takes so long to captain one.”

― Tom Holland

“I haven’t made a political statement in quite a long time because, frankly, they get repeated, changed.”

― Tom Selleck

“Perhaps Western civilization is in a post-decline phase, or maybe the decline is just taking a really long time, like the Roman Empire’s did. The Romans had gladiators and Christian-hungry lions and that sort of thing. We have MTV.”

― Tom Shales

“I grew up watching a lot of American television and so the American sound has been in my psyche somehow for a long time and is quite familiar and so that does make it easier.”

― Toni Collette

“I’ve been a political junkie for a long time. I find the way Washington works is just fascinating to me.”

― Tony Goldwyn

“I was depressed for a long time.”

― Tony Rock

“I have felt for a long time that I want to return back to being a singer-songwriter for a period of time. I will go back to Broadway. But I want to make the right choices about why to go back and when I am ready to go back.”

― Tony Vincent

“People shouting abuse has happened for a very long time, and I find it kind of amusing and irrelevant.”

― Tony Wilson

“I’ve been making bronze sculptures for a long time. My sculptures are wholly unsuccessful and uncommercial. No one is even the remotest bit interested in them. So it’s almost like my hobby.”

― Tracey Emin

“Also, if you’re in a TV show that does turn out to be very successful, you then can do whatever you want to do in theater for a very long time.”

― Treat Williams

“I’ve been trying to sing for a long time. I didn’t realize that’s what I wanted to do until I was about seven or eight. I tap danced since I was three years old, and that’s all I did.”

― Trevor Jackson

“I been in this game a long time.”

― Trick Daddy

“’Barsaat’ was a wonderful experience, but it took a long time in the making, and that got very tedious.”

― Twinkle Khanna

“For a long time, I didn’t want to live.”

― Tyka Nelson

“For a long time, we just played here – Columbus is a perfect place to work your way up and maybe build a fan base.”

― Tyler Joseph

“I’ve been a huge fan of Mike Judge for a long time.”

― Tyler Winklevoss

“Running is something that I have been doing from a long time, and hence, it is very important to me.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“I did want to be Joni Mitchell for quite a long time.”

― Val McDermid

“I guess I’m in a state of becoming. Even though I’ve had a full career and I’ve been around a long time, it’s like dinosaurs are coming back. It’s all new. I’m having to be on my own and seeing how exciting life can be now.”

― Valerie Simpson

“I’m a businesswoman. You know, I have other investments too, real estate. A long time ago, I would buy a house and flip it. But now everybody does that, so I don’t do that anymore because there’s no houses out there to buy.”

― Vanna White

“It is horrible to say, but I was stigmatized by being a bridal designer for a long time. I am amazed I have been able to move beyond it. I had really all but given up trying, but I did it because it was my lifelong dream.”

― Vera Wang

“We were doing the dance routine and I dislocated my knee. I’ve been doing stunts for a long time and it’s kind of weird that I’d dislocate my knee just dancing.”

― Verne Troyer

“I want to be a New York Giant for a very long time.”

― Victor Cruz

“A long time ago, my grandfather used to play blackjack with me, when I was very small, and I quite enjoyed that.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“I live for comedy. I’ve been doing it for such a long time. Comedy is hard in itself.”

― Victoria Justice

“President Erdogan has been my personal friend for a long time.”

― Viktor Orban

“I’ve worked out for years. For a long time, it was my only sense of gratification.”

― Vin Diesel

“I love soccer, love tennis… Roger Federer has been a favourite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles… The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable… He is so calm… In soccer, I’m a huge fan of Barcelona… I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.”

― Virat Kohli

“I remember knowing, for a while, for a long time, that I was kind of abnormal in some sense.”

― Vitalik Buterin

“I have been famous for a long time.”

― Warren Beatty

“Well, it’s taken a long time to get the Department of Homeland Security established. It’s taken a long time for the Congress to decide how much it wanted to fund.”

― Warren Rudman

“I don’t want to make games for 12-year-olds. I have no interest in that. I haven’t been 12 in a long time.”

― Warren Spector

“I would like to play an average guy. I would have loved to play opposite John Candy in a movie. That was my dream for a long time, and sadly, now I can never realize that. But I’d like to do comedy.”

― Warwick Davis

“I think, and I’ve thought this for a long time, that we live, roughly speaking, in the last generation of human beings.”

― Whitfield Diffie

“I have got some fantastic friendships that I have had for a long, long time.”

― Will Poulter

“Well, I think the camera freedom is something that we’ve resisted for a long time and feels like probably the biggest stretch. But it has some huge benefits.”

― Will Wright

“I was a science fiction junkie for a long time.”

― William Hurt

“I’ve been doing theater for a long time, so that’s something I understand. I’m such a babe in the woods when it comes to TV and film. I’m still learning. It’s exciting.”

― William Jackson Harper

“The wonderful thing about being a New York Times columnist is that it’s like a Supreme Court appointment – they’re stuck with you for a long time.”

― William Safire

“Captain Kirk has been a source of pleasure and income for a long time.”

― William Shatner

“I’ve gotten better every year. I’m only going to continue to get better and better, and I’m just scratching the surface. I’m 25 years old, and I’ve been hooping at a high level for a long time.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“I been a long time leaving but I’m going to be a long time gone.”

― Willie Nelson

“I got along without you before I met you and I’ll get along without you a long time after you’re gone.”

― Willie Nelson

“For a long time, I was almost ashamed of being an actress. I felt like it was a shallow occupation. People would be watching my every move.”

― Winona Ryder

“I ceased using words like optimism and pessimism a long time ago.”

― Wole Soyinka

“I used to only worry about the #1’s and all of the awards. But that was a long time ago.”

― Wynonna Judd

“Music was the only voice of cinema for a very long time before we had sound; it’s organically linked to cinema itself.”

― Xavier Dolan

“I have admired Jurgen Klopp for a long time because his teams play fantastic football, and he is a fantastic person.”

― Xherdan Shaqiri

“Rock groups – they last for a long time.”

― YG

“I been in the streets for a long time. They know me. They see me. They heard stories.”

― YG

“In certain European cuisines, vegetables are cooked a long time. I take the term ‘al dente’ and use it for vegetables.”

― Yotam Ottolenghi

“I’ve been a fan for a long time, and it’s a reason I wanted to be a part of it. Now I’m able to do the ‘Robotech’ movie, and it’s something I grew up watching. To actually be on ‘Robotech’ was really an experience.”

― Yuri Lowenthal

“I think there’s a time to be private and a time to be public, and I think that companies like Facebook and Groupon are basically transformational companies. You don’t come across them very often, and I’m pretty sure that they can continue to grow for a long time even being public.”

― Yuri Milner

“There was a long time where I was an ‘artist’ in quotes, who had no money. But I guess back then I also never had a girlfriend.”

― Zach Galifianakis

“When I do stand-up for a long time, I’ll get burned out, then I’ll get an acting gig. For me, the grass is always greener. I’d like to do a mixture of all of it. My goal is just to do small movies that I’ve written. That’s what I’m trying to do now, just write smaller movies.”

― Zach Galifianakis

“There definitely will be flying cars, but whether there’ll be flying cars for most people to use, it’ll probably take a long time to straighten everything out, all the rules and hassles. It’ll take a while to figure out how to keep people from crashing into each other.”

― Zack Greinke

“English writing tends to fall into two categories – the big, baggy epic novel or the fairly controlled, tidy novel. For a long time, I was a fan of the big, baggy novel, but there’s definitely an advantage to having a little bit more control.”

― Zadie Smith

“I think that if you haven’t been to the grocery store in a really long time, it’s really easy to get very out of touch.”

― Zooey Deschanel

“New York for a long time was a kind of conductor’s graveyard.”

― Zubin Mehta
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