Top 414 Mood Quotes

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“Negroes are in no mood to shoulder guns for democracy abroad while they are denied democracy here at home.”

― A. Philip Randolph

“I think that music and visual arts can complement themselves nicely. They do different things – the music forces you into a different mood and perspective whilst the visual stuff can engage you in a more direct cognitive manner.”

― Aaron Koblin

“Now that I’m a parent, I understand why my father was in a bad mood a lot.”

― Adam Sandler

“I like to work fast. I despise not having the right tool or, worse, knowing I have it but not being able to find it. It’s a pointless delay that wrecks my pace – and mood.”

― Adam Savage

“That’s the strange thing about making a record. You can be in one mood for an hour, put it on a record, and you’re remembered that way.”

― Adam Yauch

“We did not treat the Americans badly. They left Iran in a relaxed mood. The embassy was active here after the revolution. We didn’t have any problem with them. They started it.”

― Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani

“There’s nothing so improves the mood of the Party as the imminent execution of a senior colleague.”

― Alan Clark

“I create mood boards, and then we source fabrics and design the dresses. We are trend-led but also do our own thing! I want women to feel fabulous in our creations.”

― Alesha Dixon

“It’s a real luxury to have a studio all to myself, somewhere to start mood boards for the next collection.”

― Alice Temperley

“Clothes can transform your mood and confidence.”

― Alice Temperley

“The two have to go hand in hand – the atmosphere and the music. I actually get rather worried if I can’t see the music first. There always needs to be a mood, a feeling, a story, even if it is abstract. There’s got to be a narrative to guide things before they’re even created.”

― Alison Goldfrapp

“Mikheil Saakashvili can claim that 80 per cent of Georgians wanted to join NATO; on the other hand, a similar percentage of Russians would almost certainly support Putin’s quest for a strong Russia. We would mistake this mood at our peril.”

― Alistair Horne

“America, how can I write a holy litany in your silly mood?”

― Allen Ginsberg

“If I’m feeling in a naughty mood, I’ll steal some of Mama’s Creme De La Mer. If I’m feeling in a very naughty mood, I’ll steal some of Daddy’s Creme De La Mer. On the whole though, I’m very low maintenance.”

― Amber Le Bon

“Bolshevism may be Marxian in theory, but it is Hulagoesque in practice. It may be of European descent, but it is Oriental in tradition. Oriental in mood. Oriental in temperament.”

― Ameen Rihani

“To be sure, we would not allow the world, if we can help it, to peep into our soul, much less to enter it. Our No-Man’s-Land is hedged about with a wire entanglement of insincerities. And often we take refuge in a temperament, a pose, or a mystic mood.”

― Ameen Rihani

“Even though your emotions aren’t wrong, that doesn’t mean you have to stay stuck in a particular mood. You can certainly choose to make changes that will influence the way you feel. If you want to change the way you feel, change the way you think and behave.”

― Amy Morin

“My favorite anything is always relative to the context of present time, place and mood. When I finish a book and want to immediately find another by the same author and no other, that author is elevated to my favorite.”

― Amy Tan

“For a coach to be able to help you, they need to get to know you well. They need to see what’s happening – that you are not in the mood to talk, or something like this. It is very hard to find the right person.”

― Ana Ivanovic

“When I go on the set, I’m so rushed. When I see the actors at rehearsal, when I love it, I want to keep the mood – my mood and the actors’ mood also. So I have to push the crew faster. I don’t want to lose the mood.”

― Andrew Lau

“While sleep is clearly vital to emotional well-being, what is it, exactly, about sleep that is so necessary? As it turns out, mood disorders are strongly linked to abnormal patterns of dreaming.”

― Andrew Weil

“Many exercise forms – aerobic, yoga, weights, walking and more – have been shown to benefit mood.”

― Andrew Weil

“Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He’d be very happy, he’d be very said, he’d be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn’t easy.”

― Andy Griffith

“I don’t often reread my own books, unless I am going into another in the series and need to refresh my mood when originating the concept.”

― Anne McCaffrey

“I laugh a lot, especially between shots, and it’s tough for me to control. There have been so many instances where my director had to request me to stop laughing and come into the mood of the scene.”

― Anushka Shetty

“But instead, Democrats are so bent on seeing Republicans as a bunch of angry, right wing, intolerant, unreliable extremists that they have a track record of missing the mood of the country, especially the sentiment of people who don’t wake up to ‘The New York Times.’”

― Ari Fleischer

“I think I prefer producing a little more than DJing because you have more freedom, you can make anything you want; it doesn’t necessarily have to be four to the floor. You can go more with your mood, or the atmosphere that you’re in.”

― Armin van Buuren

“Therefore, let us not despair, but instead, survey the position, consider carefully the action we must take, and then address ourselves to our common task in a mood of sober resolution and quiet confidence, without haste and without pause.”

― Arthur Henderson

“You cannot enter a studio and just start crooning before the mike. It is essential to understand the mind of the composer, mood of the song, and meter of the tune.”

― Asha Bhosle

“I’m known for changing halfway through the day if my mood swings.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“I wrote three novels in six months, with a clarity of focus and attention to detail that I had never before experienced. This type of sublime creative energy is characteristic of the elevated and productive mood state known as hypomania.”

― Ayelet Waldman

“I’m very moody, so I dress for whatever mood I’m in. Sometimes I want to be a little more boyish and flowy and comfortable. Sometimes I want to feel a little sexier and more composed.”

― Banks

“Maybe I’ll put my iPod in two minutes before. But truly, I’ve listened to actors say that they loved to listen to music before a shot, and I really understand that now because it puts you in the mood and gives you energy.”

― Berenice Bejo

“My wife is the sweetest, most even-keeled person ever. A mood swing to her is like, ‘Oh, I’m uncomfortable.’”

― Bill Hader

“Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.”

― Bill Watterson

“If I’m in a bad mood, or if I’m uncomfortable, it’s probably what I’m wearing that’s making me feel that way.”

― Billie Eilish

“When somebody doesn’t use common sense, I get frustrated. When I’m driving down the highway and someone is in the left-hand lane, and they’re going very slow, sometimes I just go around them, and other times I’ll be in the mood where I flash my lights and yell at them, like, ‘What the heck are you doing? Get the heck out of my way!’”

― Billy Horschel

“It only takes me about four days to write an album. It don’t take that long. I just gotta have the feeling. If I don’t have the feeling, it’s a different story. I gotta be in the mood.”

― Biz Markie

“If I’m feeling like a Barbie girl, I’m gonna throw that blonde wig on. It’s just the mood.”

― Blac Chyna

“The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.”

― Blaise Pascal

“Some credit is due to Trump for seizing the anti establishment mood of the country, but most of his success can be attributed to pure luck.”

― Bob Beckel

“A lot of people spend all this time painting their house, picking out rugs, and then they put fluorescent lighting in there. It totally ruins the mood.”

― Bobby Berk

“I look at performance clothes as setting the mood for the whole show.”

― Borns

“As soon as I hear a sound, it always suggests a mood to me.”

― Brian Eno

“I like it when I’m watching a movie which has a harmonious feeling to it. It’s as if the environment puts you in the mood for the characters and story you experience.”

― Brian Stelfreeze

“I’m just a shy and retreating kind of person. Sometimes I get in a real talkative mood – but not very often.”

― Brian Wilson

“I don’t like when a song goes from one mood to another unless it’s going to be out of sight.”

― Britt Daniel

“When you have a gown, there’s much more to be concerned about. Where is this crease falling? Are you making a weird shape with the dress? Are you doing the designer justice? With a bathing suit, it’s more about you and the mood you convey.”

― Brooklyn Decker

“A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist to move hearth and home elsewhere. He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out of the clutches of bothersome hosts.”

― C. S. Forester

“I am in no mood to be deceived any longer by the crafty devil and false character whose greatest pleasure is to take advantage of everyone.”

― Camille Claudel

“I have two moods. One is Roy, rollicking Roy, the wild ride of a mood. And Pam, sediment Pam, who stands on the shore and sobs… Sometimes the tide is in, sometimes it’s out.”

― Carrie Fisher

“It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I’d been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.”

― Cat Stevens

“I’m a person that, when I’m in the right mood, not any one of these girls can touch me.”

― Cat Zingano

“When I’m in a bad mood, I don’t listen.”

― Cathy Freeman

“Don’t force yourself to write. Some people can write a novel in a few months, whereas for others it can take over a year. I’m lucky to be one of the former – but, even so, if I’m not in the mood to write, I won’t. I’ll go off, do something else and come back to it when I’m ready.”

― Cecelia Ahern

“The emphasis in each piece is on building a whole, totally integrated structure. In doing this, we try to carry on – in ensemble as well as solo sections – the mood of a jazz soloist. I mean that principle of kinetic improvisation that keeps a jazz solo building.”

― Cecil Taylor

“Music is everything to me. I wake up and go to bed with it. I listen to all genres, depending on my mood.”

― Chanel Iman

“I’m not good at dressing up fancy; I always just do my thing, which is whatever I’m in the mood for.”

― Charli XCX

“Obama ran as sane and decent, as though we were electing a mood, and not necessarily a set of policies. Unfortunately, Obama has governed the same way – and misread the mood, which is all there is, really, because being crazy and stupid is all we’re really good at politically any more.”

― Charlie Pierce

“I believe someone should be able to dress according to the mood they’re in. It shouldn’t be forced and you shouldn’t have to follow a trend.”

― Cher Lloyd

“Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.”

― Cher

“The first thing that inspires me is my mood, but I take inspiration from a lot of things: a rock song, a romantic movie or a specific lifestyle, like 1960s London and, of course, Italian ‘dolce vita!’”

― Chiara Ferragni

“And being as I’m somebody who loves movies like The Machinist, I also love going along to big mass entertainment movies. I get in the mood for all kinds of movies, and so I like to try each of them.”

― Christian Bale

“A smile is like an instant facelift and an instant mood lift.”

― Christie Brinkley

“I find fragrance to be such a mood enhancer and definitely a seduction tool.”

― Christina Aguilera

“The thing I love about Vegas is there’s something for any type of mood you’re in and something for any kind of adventure you seek out.”

― Christina Tosi

“Not to make him blush, but any story illustrated by Mike Mignola does things that prose alone can’t accomplish. The illustrations create mood and atmosphere, drawing the reader more deeply into the story than words could do on their own.”

― Christopher Golden

“How you use your voice is really important, and it’s really driven by context more than anything else, and your tone of voice will immediately begin to impact somebody’s mood and immediately how their brain functions.”

― Christopher Voss

“The beautiful thing about ‘The Strain Trilogy’ is the ability to move from gore to high fable to creeping dread to domestic drama to unbearable suspense to the uncanny and on and on. The epic journey is designed to support these swings in mood, and that complements my tastes, which are wide-ranging.”

― Chuck Hogan

“While writing, I tend to repeat the same song, endlessly, for thousands of times. This helps me ignore any lyrics, and helps create a consistent mood for each book.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“If I’m in a rotten mood, I stay in and watch television.”

― Cilla Black

“I always create book soundtracks to capture the overall mood I’m going for and listen to them as I write. Those songs and scores really fuse with the scenes in my mind.”

― Claudia Gray

“Generally, I walk around in a glum mood.”

― Colson Whitehead

“I do 10 minutes of Pilates every morning if I’m in the mood.”

― Cornelia Parker

“Around me, there’s always music playing. It just calms me down; it soothes me. It helps me write. It helps me with my mood.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“The storyboard artists job is to plan out shot for shot the whole show, write all the dialog, and decide the mood, action, jokes, pacing, etc of every scene.”

― Craig McCracken

“I’m a Scorpio. I have different mood swings.”

― Craig Robinson

“Horror used to be one thing, and I think that’s starting to broaden – there can have subgenres, and other things can be going on in a horror story. In comics, you’ll never get the ‘Boo’ effect in a comic; you can go for mood, atmosphere and personal tragedy to build the horror elements and sense of dread.”

― Cullen Bunn

“I want my outfit to match my mood.”

― Dakota Johnson

“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

“Music inspires me and puts me in the right mood, but to actually listen to it when I write – I find it gets in the way.”

― Dani Shapiro

“Jackson went from the professor’s chair to the officer’s saddle. He carried with him the very elements of character which made him odious as a teacher; but I never saw him in an arbitrary mood.”

― Daniel H. Hill

“The visual aspect of a dish is so important; the shapes and colors and overall design have to strike the right mood and convey the right idea.”

― Daniel Humm

“People’s mood is really determined primarily by their genetic make-up and personality, and in the second place by their immediate context, and only in the third and fourth place by worries and concerns and other things like that.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“Yes, there is a burden of financial insecurity. I don’t think you find it in mood. Income is correlated with life satisfaction, so maybe you do find it in life satisfaction. You don’t find it in mood, and I think it is very important.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“We’ve always known that music is good for improving your mood.”

― Daniel Levitin

“I am a chameleon when it comes the way I dress. I am constantly changing it up, and I really can’t commit to one thing because dressing for the day or for an event is really a mood thing. I like variety, and I don’t mean just designers, I mean mixing the high-end garments and the cheaper clothing.”

― Darby Stanchfield

“I think it’s fascinating that clothes can drastically transform someone’s mood or the way they feel about their appearance.”

― Dasha Zhukova

“Actors are hard to photograph because they never want to reveal who they are. You don’t know if you’re getting a character from a Chekhov play or a Polanski film. It depends what mood they’re in.”

― David Bailey

“I think the difference between ‘Heavy Rain’ and ‘Beyond’ is that ‘Heavy Rain’ still had a lot of references to films. Especially in the mood, and it was a dark thriller… where, in ‘Beyond,’ we tried to create something truly original and doesn’t refer to anything.”

― David Cage

“I have both my daughters on gluten-free diets, and you can see the difference. They are only four years old, and it definitely changes their mood. You can see that for sure.”

― David Kirsch

“A sports writer is a stylist of some kind. He is trying to convey mood and character and emotion.”

― David Shields

“A lot of guys come out, and they do the exact same thing, are in the exact same mood, and have the exact same entrance every night, I really just make up a lot of crap as I go along.”

― Dean Ambrose

“To me, the mind and body are one. I’m very transparent, in a way, and people can very easily make out what mood I’m in.”

― Deepika Padukone

“Just don’t go to a place where everything is too expensive… it’ll put your husband in a bad mood.”

― Diane von Furstenberg

“I try to read the audience, see what they’re in the mood for.”

― Dick Dale

“Idealism that makes no distinction between areas where our national interest lies and those from which it is remote does no good for America. The weariness of the post-Versailles, post-Korea, post-Vietnam eras is never far from the national mood.”

― Dick Morris

“In Romanticism, the main determinant is the mood, the atmosphere. And in that regard, you could also describe Schubert as a Romantic.”

― Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

“When I get into a bad mood, I do sports and then everything’s OK. And then I go and make decisions, however painful they may be.”

― Dmitry Medvedev

“When Merle and I started out we called our music ‘traditional plus,’ meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play.”

― Doc Watson

“Nobody ever dared with Frank, because he had such mood swings, and you never knew how he was going to react. But I could tell the minute I saw him that he was going to be in my corner.”

― Don Rickles

“I used to write when I was in the mood or felt inspired. Anymore, I write whether I feel inspired or not. It’s a discipline. So that’s definitely different. It’s part of maturing as a person and as a professional.”

― Donald Miller

“I visited a scientist who had a helmet with magnetic fields controlled by computer sequences that could profoundly affect your mood and your perceptions.”

― Douglas Trumbull

“It’s challenging to open for someone: You’ve got to prep the audience, get them in the mood, and get their attention if they don’t know you. You’re going to show them what songs you’ve got. You’ve got to leave your mark.”

― Dua Lipa

“Putting good energy into your body and raising your serotonin will lead to a positive mood, exuding a more attractive glow.”

― Dylan Lauren

“The thing about kids is that they express emotion. They don’t hold back. If they want to cry, they cry, and if they are in a good mood, they’re in a good mood.”

― Eddie Murphy

“By painting colors and lines and forms seen in quickened mood I was seeking to make this mood vibrate as a phonograph does. This was the origin of the paintings in The Frieze of Life.”

― Edvard Munch

“To me, lighting really sets the mood for a room. A 40 watt bulb in a cheap lamp is the same as a 40 watt bulb in an expensive one.”

― Edward Walker

“I love music. I love creating, so I just get inspired with whatever mood I’m in. Whatever the story dictates, that’s where my mind goes.”

― Elias

“I believe the director is the one that sets the mood and if you have this hysterical director it’s a domino effect. I would work for him forever, for nothing. Don’t tell my agent that.”

― Elizabeth Pena

“I had this sense that I was part of, sort of a lineage of artists and writers through history that have had mood disorders.”

― Ellen Forney

“If I don’t do some sort of exercise in a day, I do get in a terrible mood. That’s always been true.”

― Ellie Kemper

“One good way of measuring the mood in Israel is just how alert or relaxed the guards at every restaurant entrance appear to be.”

― Elliott Abrams

“The director Sofia Coppola’s new comic melodrama, ‘Lost in Translation,’ thoroughly and touchingly connects the dots between three standards of yearning in movies: David Lean’s ‘Brief Encounter,’ Richard Linklater’s ‘Before Sunrise’ and Wong Kar-wai’s ‘In the Mood for Love.’”

― Elvis Mitchell

“There is something bigger than fact: the underlying spirit, all it stands for, the mood, the vastness, the wildness.”

― Emily Carr

“I aim for four workouts a week. I work out with a trainer once a week. Then, I take a circuit class twice a week. The fourth workout is random, depending on what I’m in the mood for – either a run, a spin class, or yoga.”

― Emily Giffin

“I’m always in the mood for pizza.”

― Emma Kenney

“I don’t listen to music when I write, but I do turn on appropriate music when I read portions of my manuscripts back to myself – kind of like adding a soundtrack to help shape mood.”

― Erik Larson

“I’m a firm believer that lighting affects mood, and twinkly lights on strings bring something magical to occasions ranging from concerts to weddings, though I’m fond of using them as year-round home decor. There’s a reason why they’re sometimes called fairy lights. When the night is right, there aren’t any strings at all.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“I’m a firm believer that lighting affects mood, and twinkly lights on strings bring something magical to occasions ranging from concerts to weddings, though I’m fond of using them as year-round home decor.”

― Erin Morgenstern

“That terrible mood of depression of whether it’s any good or not is what is known as The Artist’s Reward.”

― Ernest Hemingway

“It all has to do with the director, the captain of the ship. He sets the pace, the mood. If the director is quiet, the set is quiet. If the director is loud, then everybody has to be louder to be heard.”

― Eva Marie Saint

“It’s very joyful to be in a productive, creative mood, but I find a lot of joy in learning and being told stories.”

― Evelyne Brochu

“The mood in which my book was conceived and executed, was in fact to some extent a passing one.”

― F. H. Bradley

“When trust improves, the mood improves.”

― Fernando Flores

“Even writing verses from my first album, there were songs that I didn’t use because I just felt that they weren’t really for me. But I think that happens naturally when you write songs. You’re in a different mood in every session. There’s so many songs out there that could potentially be used by other artists.”

― Fleur East

“I’m not a depressive, but I certainly have mood swings. It’s an occupational hazard, I would say, and I’m glad I’m in the occupation I’m in.”

― Frances McDormand

“When I write, it is always the melody that comes first, and it just happens to be the case that the most beautiful tunes are sad, and the lyrics follow the mood of the melody.”

― Francoise Hardy

“I have often noticed how primate groups in their entirety enter a similar mood. All of a sudden, all of them are playful, hopping around. Or all of them are grumpy. Or all of them are sleepy and settle down. In such cases, the mood contagion serves the function of synchronizing activities.”

― Frans de Waal

“Chimpanzees, typically, kiss and embrace after fights. They first make eye contact from a distance to see the mood of the others. Then they approach and kiss and embrace.”

― Frans de Waal

“We are staunch and true and in rather a champagne mood.”

― Franz Marc

“One night Roger was in a foul mood and he threw his entire bloody drumset across the stage. The thing only just missed me – I might have been killed.”

― Freddie Mercury

“Nature is in austere mood, even terrifying, withal majestically beautiful.”

― Frederick Soddy

“The kind of music I like depends very much on my mood.”

― Frida Lyngstad

“Despite my excellent mood, I don’t have any sympathy for Romney. If he’d been a good candidate he wouldn’t have had a different campaign for every month on the calendar.”

― Gail Collins

“Writers sometimes ruin a book by adding a lighthearted mood at the wrong moment.”

― Gayle Lynds

“When my mood was high, I seemed normal, even buoyant. I felt smarter. I had secrets. I could see God in a light bulb.”

― Gene Tierney

“When I’m in my normal mood, music drips from my fingers.”

― George Gershwin

“Whenever a man encounters a woman in a mood he doesn’t understand, he wants to know if she’s tired.”

― George Jean Nathan

“Every spring, this happens: People discover hockey when daylight lasts longer and men grow beards and tie games do not end in shootouts but rather continue until a goal is scored. The seventh game only heightens the mood for players and fans alike.”

― George Vecsey

“Music creates a certain mood and then people dress accordingly. I think it’s all quite closely intertwined.”

― Georgia May Jagger

“I could not have written a novel if I hadn’t been a journalist first, because it taught me that there’s no muse that’s going to come down and bestow upon you the mood to write. You just have to do it. I’m definitely not precious.”

― Gillian Flynn

“And for some reason, when I’m sad, I do listen to Leonard Cohen, I do listen to Joni Mitchell. I do find myself going to the music that’s actually reflecting my mood, as opposed to sticking on Motown, which might actually bring my mood up.”

― Glen Hansard

“So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what’s going to happen.”

― Glenn Danzig

“It’s fun to use all of my range; there are so many different colors and textures that come out, revealing different parts of my voice. I know what my voice is capable of, and I try to fit it to each song, evoke a mood.”

― Gretchen Parlato

“If I’m a bad mood, I can’t go on stage and smile.”

― Grimes

“I am glad to see the people grooving to and loving the Punjabi tunes. I also personally feel that Punjabi songs have a different vibe and energy, which helps in lifting one’s mood completely.”

― Guru Randhawa

“Punjabi songs are fun. They help to cheer up the environment and the mood.”

― Guru Randhawa

“There are, I think, four distinct types of weird story: one expressing a mood or feeling, another expressing a pictorial conception, a third expressing a general situation, condition, legend or intellectual conception, and a fourth explaining a definite tableau or specific dramatic situation or climax.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“Atmosphere, not action, is the great desideratum of weird fiction. Indeed, all that a wonder story can ever be is a vivid picture of a certain type of human mood.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“In writing a weird story, I always try very carefully to achieve the right mood and atmosphere and place the emphasis where it belongs.”

― H. P. Lovecraft

“I always improvise with the crowd. Sometimes it will be a 50 percent show, sometimes 70 percent, sometimes it’s almost a whole show where I wing it. It depends on my mood, the energy in the room. For sure, a portion of it is just kind of winging it.”

― Harland Williams

“It was weird because I was pregnant, throughout that so it was weird being a pregnant witch. I was in a really bad mood but luckily, because I sleep with the director, he just sort of scheduled me so I only had to do it two nights.”

― Helena Bonham Carter

“I absolutely love music. Music is so powerful and can set the tone and change your mood.”

― Hilary Knight

“When I’m writing, my mood is very good – and I love life.”

― Hisham Matar

“I love experimenting with different kinds of workouts. It all depends on my mood and energy levels. Some days, it is a gruesome circuit; other days, it is weight training or Pilates.”

― Huma Qureshi

“Grandeur and sublimity, not softness, are the features of Estes Park. The glades which begin so softly are soon lost in the dark primaeval forests, with their peaks of rosy granite and their stretches of granite blocks piled and poised by nature in some mood of fury.”

― Isabella Bird

“My personal style changes on a dime. One day, I’ll be all about flowing, breezy maxi dresses, and the next, I’m in tight leather pants. It depends on the day and my mood.”

― Italia Ricci

“If you are a genius, you’ll make your own rules, but if not – and the odds are against it – go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper – write.”

― J. B. Priestley

“There are games where I go a whole game without saying a word. There are games where I’m talking the whole game. It really depends on the mood and vibe that I’m in that day.”

― J. J. Watt

“If you have twenty guys in the room and you just bring in one girl, you change the entire mood and everyone plays different.”

― Jack White

“To count as transformative, a president needs to synthesize the moment and mood of the country.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“Terrorism and the refugee crisis have changed the political mood in the West and brought the extreme right to prominence there.”

― Jamal Khashoggi

“I have never seen Francis Crick in a modest mood. Perhaps in other company he is that way, but I have never had reason so to judge him.”

― James D. Watson

“No poet is required to write in stanzas, or indeed in regular forms at all. Coleridge’s ‘Dejection: An Ode’ has a rhyme scheme and sequence of long and short lines that goes without regular pattern, following the mood and whim of the poet. Such a form is known as an irregular ode.”

― James Fenton

“What a director really does is set the emotional temperature and the mood and the level, amount, or lack of, distance between the action and the character, and the character and the audience.”

― James Gray

“I start with a mood or an idea that comes from a personal place emotionally, and the narrative concepts come much later.”

― James Gray

“When you write a song, it may come from a personal space, but it very seldom actually represents you. It comes out of a sort of mood of melancholy, somehow. It’s almost theatrical.”

― James Taylor

“I think crafting a new, effective horror movie is not just about when night falls and things get scary. It’s about setting a tone and mood that permeates throughout the entire movie. So even during the daytime, things are never quite safe-feeling.”

― James Wan

“My tides were fluctuating, too – back and forth, back and forth – sometimes so fast they seemed to be spinning. They call this ‘rapid cycling.’ It’s a marvel that a person can appear to be standing still when the mood tides are sloshing back and forth, sometimes sweeping in both directions at once. They call that a ‘mixed state.’”

― Jane Pauley

“A mood disorder is dangerous. You’ve got to get those dramatic waves of highs and lows stabilized. It’s dangerous if you don’t.”

― Jane Pauley

“I hate my picture being taken. A photograph by definition captures one mood. And I have a million facets to my personality; I never use just one. That’s why I like TV more.”

― Jane Pauley

“Use description of landscape to help you establish the emotional tone of the scene. Keep notes of how other authors establish mood and foreshadow events by describing the world around the character.”

― Janet Fitch

“I wanted to marry somebody who wasn’t someone I had to be in any particular mood to want to be around – with close friends, you can be with them no matter what mood you’re in.”

― Jason Bateman

“An actor doesn’t change thought, theme, or mood unless the character does, and the character only does it within the words of the play.”

― Jason Robards

“My father would take me to the playground, and put me on mood swings.”

― Jay London

“Some days I can’t get an idea, and I think, ‘Man, I’m just washed up,’ but it’s just a mood.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Whenever, at a party, I have been in the mood to study fools, I have always looked for a great beauty: they always gather round her like flies around a fruit stall.”

― Jean Paul

“I was a banker in Morocco when I first saw ‘American Graffiti.’ It was before I was an actor, a melancholy time in my life, and this mood was reflected in the film.”

― Jean Reno

“’Animal Man’ and ‘Swamp Thing’ have so many commonalities in tone and mood.”

― Jeff Lemire

“The Green Arrow stuff that I’ve responded to from the past is the Mike Grell stuff. I’ve liked a lot of other stuff, but I think for me, the direction and the mood and the tone that I really want is something much darker and more aggressive and really fast-paced action.”

― Jeff Lemire

“’Mud’ was a depository for a little more nostalgia and just a different kind of feeling, a different kind of mood. Something that’s not so dark. Something that does actually have a happy ending and is a little more hopeful.”

― Jeff Nichols

“I see music as an aid. It overcomes my internal editor, especially when the music evokes the character or the mood I’m trying to build.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“The music I listen to while writing is really scene-specific. It’s just a great motivator, a way to put myself in the mood.”

― Jeff Vandermeer

“I can go from wearing Jordans and Toms to platforms and heels; it just depends on my mood.”

― Jeffree Star

“All behavioral or mood disorders – including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction – have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“My songs are somewhere between story and situation. There’s also character and mood. I’m an intuitive writer, both with instrumentals and songs with words.”

― Jenny Scheinman

“Any established media, such as literature, music, or film, offers a wide variety of experiences touching emotions from the very primal to the deeply complex. No matter who the audience are or what kind of mood they are in, there will always be something right for them. Video games, as a fast-growing new medium, is on its way to catching up.”

― Jenova Chen

“Even though you’re filming something and it’s all scripted, there’s still a sense of ritual about it because you’re filming a ritual. It has all these little details that you want to capture, and a very specific mood and tone.”

― Jeremy Podeswa

“I was always worried with comedy – what if I came to work and I wasn’t in a funny mood? That hasn’t been an issue.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“I’m a happy guy, but if I’m in a rare dark mood, I won’t go out because I don’t want to be horrible to people.”

― Jerry Springer

“You have a different crowd every night, so you should do a different show to suit them. I tailor the show to their mood.”

― Jewel

“You know, a dog can snap you out of any kind of bad mood that you’re in faster than you can think of.”

― Jill Abramson

“I’m embarrassed that people will know that I can’t ride a bicycle. For years, I have been feigning bad ankles and saying I wasn’t in the mood for a bike ride.”

― Jill Soloway

“My mood board is archival images of Brigitte Bardot and Iman, and Naomi Campbell in the ’90s.”

― Jillian Hervey

“With Frat House, at times I needed to make music that would reflect what these fraternity brothers might actually listen to, but still keep it within the realm of a score; it still had to lead the viewer through the scene, or just help create the mood.”

― Jim Coleman

“Babies should be classified as an antidepressant. It’s pretty hard to be in a bad mood around a 5-month-old baby.”

― Jim Gaffigan

“Algorithms are great, but they’re very limited in what they can do as far as playing songs and playing a mood.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“In my fiction, there’s a lot that’s borrowed from music. It’s never like I’m taking a lyric, but more the mood of a particular song. ‘The Boy Detective Fails’ was like listening to ‘Eleanor Rigby’ by The Beatles, this very melancholy-but-poppy song.”

― Joe Meno

“We need to respond to the mood of the people – that we must take the lives of the other side as well.”

― Joe Slovo

“I’m all for information diets, which are helpful for the mood and for the art.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“I just think the mood of the country is now that people don’t necessarily want an elected official to tell them how they ought to cast their vote. Matter of fact, it’s the opposite, and they want to express themselves, and they have a right to, and I’ll respect their choice.”

― John Cornyn

“So it is in poetry. All we ask is that the mood recorded shall impress us as having been of the kind that exhausts the imaginative capacity; if it fails to do this the failure will announce itself either in prose or in insignificant verse.”

― John Drinkwater

“I write songs about real things… The subject dictates the mood and it goes from there, really.”

― John Mayall

“I realized if I’m not really making an album, I don’t have to be concerned about things like stylistic consistency, pacing, a coherent mood. All that stuff goes out the window.”

― John Oates

“I think the eyes are very revealing and can expose a lot about a persons mood or character.”

― Jonathan Shapiro

“Wear what you feel comfortable in and what suits your mood.”

― Jorja Smith

“I just like wearing whatever makes me feel comfortable and confident. I wear what fits my mood.”

― Jorja Smith

“Like all of us, we have pretty serious mood swings.”

― Josh Silver

“When I’m getting ready, I’ll listen to ’80s music on Spotify just to wake me up and put me in the mood. I like that it’s cheesy.”

― Julia Restoin Roitfeld

“My real hair color is kind of a dark blonde. Now I just have mood hair.”

― Julia Roberts

“There was plenty of dysfunction in my family and I went to Catholic School with these psychotic nuns. I would always try to be funny to lighten the mood.”

― Julie Brown

“Being a typical Pisces, I might have experienced mood shifts, but I don’t remember any depression, or needing to do anything, or to have someone bring me out of being depressed.”

― Julius Erving

“Jin used to be an ordinary guy in the team, but he’s the mood maker now. He’s the most wicked and funniest of all. No one in BTS is normal, though, come to think of it.”

― Jungkook

“When I have to be in public, I can’t be in a bad mood.”

― Kalki Koechlin

“Even though ‘Hemlock Grove’ was a serious, supernatural mystery, it was pretty fun on set. It was a light mood.”

― Kaniehtiio Horn

“There was a scene in ‘Qubool Hai’ where Asad shoots his father. After shooting for it, I was drained completely. At times, my character’s mood gets very depressing. Post shoot, it takes a good half hour to get out of character, to leave Asad behind.”

― Karan Singh Grover

“I’ve never understood the ‘things to do before you die’ idea. If I was ill, I’d be in no mood to have a swim with a dolphin.”

― Karl Pilkington

“Blending tracks and weaving and manipulating prerecorded music to create this mood, some people do it much better than others.”

― Kaskade

“When I exercise, I need to connect to myself and see how I’m feeling at the moment because my mood is constantly changing.”

― Kate Hudson

“In nearly all ballads, the words set the mood and meaning, while the music intensifies or enhances them.”

― Kate Smith

“Devising the menu for an intimate meal can be a thorny task. You want to make something your guy will go crazy for, but that usually means big and heavy. And feeling overly full kind of kills the mood.”

― Katie Lee

“Mood disorders are terribly painful illnesses, and they are isolating illnesses. And they make people feel terrible about themselves when, in fact, they can be treated.”

― Kay Redfield Jamison

“The thing about Christmas is that it almost doesn’t matter what mood you’re in or what kind of a year you’ve had – it’s a fresh start.”

― Kelly Clarkson

“A true fad has little utility beyond its entertainment value. Think of the Mood Ring, the Pet Rock, the Slinky, Silly Putty.”

― Ken Hakuta

“When it rains, I have good energy; I’m in a good mood.”

― Kendall Jenner

“When you write songs, you can’t really point out the exact thing you’re inspired by. It’s more a state or a mood or an atmosphere that you’re trying to put into words.”

― Keren Ann

“’Paper Planes’ by M.I.A. is very catchy. I like that, but I listen to everything from rap to Lenny Kravitz to Coldplay, depending on my mood. And my favorite song of all time is ‘Always and Forever’ by Heatwave.”

― Keshia Knight Pulliam

“Sometimes I wake up, and I’m a little bit grumpy, and I listen to soul. Sometimes I wake up, and I need some spirit, so I listen to rock n’ roll. It depends on the mood I’m in.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“My whole mood or sense can change by virtue of the music that I’m listening to. It really does affect me on a visceral and emotional level.”

― Kiefer Sutherland

“I ate huge bowls of fresh papaya all day in Fiji when I was filming a movie, which was one of the most magical experiences in my entire life, so the fruit actually really changes my mood and how my body feels.”

― Kiersey Clemons

“’The Shining’ has always been my favorite horror movie. It is scary and incredibly psychological without relying on blood and gore. Jack Nicholson’s performance is absolutely mind-blowing. And the mood and the feel is definitely metal.”

― King Diamond

“For me, one of the most perfect times to watch a horror movie is when it’s cold and raining outside and there’s pretty much no outdoor activity to be done. It kind of sets the mood.”

― Kirk Hammett

“I can rock out anything. I mean, I can rock out a little ‘Time After Time’. I can do a little ‘Grease Lightning’. It depends on the mood, but we do go karaoke, my friends and I in Los Angeles, and it’s a lot of fun.”

― Kristen Bell

“Working out always elevates my mood and reduces my anxiety.”

― Kyle Richards

“I like to have fun, I’m silly, and I keep the mood light.”

― Kylie Jenner

“I like pop music. I also like the sound of a dying refrigerator. I can listen to that for an hour and a half if I’m in the mood.”

― Kyp Malone

“I think a lot of audience members don’t realize the part that they play in live theatre. The audience actually has a mood. Sometimes they’re tired and bored, and we have to wake them up and engage them.”

― LaChanze

“I believe that any art communicates what you’re in the mood to receive.”

― Larry Rivers

“Any art communicates what you’re in the mood to receive.”

― Larry Rivers

“I tend not to reread books, because there’s always something new to discover, but Dorothy Sayers is a comfort grab for me – there’s no mood so bleak or cold so bad that Lord Peter and Bunter can’t make it right.”

― Laura Anne Gilman

“What I wear is everything – from how I carry my hair to what I’m wearing on my feet. I have to feel comfortable on stage, so I like to wear things that have room. My mood changes a lot, so sometimes I wear 6-inch heels, and other times I’ll perform in bare feet.”

― Laura Mvula

“I always start with emotion. That’s where I start all of my improvisations, on the piano. I always start with the mood or the feel of where I am in that moment.”

― Laura Mvula

“For me, a wake-up playlist completely depends on what mood I’m in. If I need to get into action pretty quick, it will be between Beyonce and Miles Davis. I’m a massive Beyonce fan, and all of her anthems will do it for me. And Miles Davis, because I grew up hearing his music because my dad played it a lot, so that will always be special to me.”

― Laura Mvula

“I’m either dressing like a rocker chick, or I’m looking like I just stepped out of ancient Greece! It all depends on my mood. I love bohemian vibes, too.”

― Lauren Jauregui

“When I wake up, I put on what I’m in the mood to wear.”

― Leandra Medine

“It is hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail.”

― Lech Walesa

“My weight fluctuates depending on my mood and my current devotion to my fitness routine.”

― Lena Dunham

“I have a visual sense for the music. It has to stay true to a certain sense of period. I rely on a sense of colors and mood in my approach to the arrangement.”

― Leon Redbone

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

― Lil Uzi Vert

“I kind of see clothes a bit like role-playing, depending what mood I’m in.”

― Lily Cole

“I’ve done yoga, and it’s fun, but I’m not the kind of person that can wake up and do it every morning. It’s like, I have to be in the mood.”

― Lily-Rose Depp

“I’ve been playing since I was about 7. I never really used a pick very much. I mean, once in a while, if you’re in a festive mood, you might draw a little blood, but nothing significant… But my hands aren’t abused, really.”

― Lindsey Buckingham

“My style reflects my mood, the place I’m in, and the place I’m going to.”

― Lindsey Wixson

“Music makes or breaks an atmosphere. It helps to create the mood and also is a very important aural cue; simply shut off the music when you want people to leave.”

― Lisa Vanderpump

“When my inner mood is positive, I also feel great on the outside.”

― Liu Wen

“I don’t just buy a dress because it’s pretty – it has to be evocative of a mood, a character I want to take on.”

― Liz Goldwyn

“If you make a strange, eccentric record – like the Velvet Underground’s ‘White Light/White Heat’ – it takes on its own mood because it’s less about a shrewd marketing plan; it’s more about an individual emotion.”

― Lou Barlow

“My style is determined by the mood, the period and the circumstances which I’m going through in a given moment.”

― Luke Evans

“We share our planet quite naturally with a permanent aeroplankton; a buoyant ecology too soft to hear, too small to see, but heavy with mood and meaning. Imagine being aware of all these airy inclusions – and you can begin to understand how it might feel to be able to smell really well.”

― Lyall Watson

“I’ve always been a very visual creator. I make mood boards or sit with coloured pencils and scribble and try and figure out what I’m trying to work through musically.”

― Maggie Rogers

“I’m very easily distracted unless I have music on. Listening to music while I brainstorm makes me think of scenes that would fit the mood of the music I’m playing.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“Ideas come from all over, but as I write more and more, I find I’m always hunting for mood: I want to write a novel with a pervasive mood that sticks with you after you close the cover.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“I picture my books as movies when I get stuck, and when I’m working on a new idea, the first thing I do is hit theaters to work out pacing and mood.”

― Maggie Stiefvater

“You know sometimes when you’re in a really bad mood and you’re not sure why? That’s how I get sometimes.”

― Maisie Williams

“Yoga can benefit you no matter what mood you find yourself in.”

― Mandy Ingber

“I think scent is sensual. I guess evoking a mood or a spirit is key, and I think with the women’s fragrances we have evoked different types, moods or sensibilities of a woman – whether it’s Daisy with the sweetness and the innocence or Lola which is more provocative, sexy and sultry.”

― Marc Jacobs

“To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.”

― Marc Newson

“My mood depends heavily on what happens to me right after I get up.”

― Marie Brennan

“I have great mood swings, maybe because of playing lots of different characters as I do. I’m like a gymnast whose muscles get too stretched. I’ve got better at it, but I have a lot of emotional energy.”

― Mark Rylance

“I don’t usually try to rely on songs to woo a girl, but I think Coldplay can get a girl in the mood… or make her cry, one or the other. I used to play in cover bands; we sure did our fair share of Coldplay. I like ‘Viva La Vida.’”

― Mark Salling

“If anything, I’m constantly trying to figure out how to look chic with the minimal effort required because I’m constantly packing. My off-duty style is always influenced by my mood.”

― Martha Hunt

“What I’m working on is for people to be able to say that Kippenberger had this really good mood.”

― Martin Kippenberger

“Nothing beats SoulCycle for dumbing all the way out or re-calibrating a mood in less than an hour, which is reassuring, since I typically wake up in a panic that’s candy-coated with a low-grade rage.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“I have a type of bipolar that swings up and down all day long. There are significant mood swings within a day, within a week, within a month. I go through at least four major episodes a year. That’s really the definition of bipolar rapid cycle. But I have ultra-rapid, so I have tiny little episodes all day long.”

― Marya Hornbacher

“I tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’ve had my share of mood swings, believe me. But it’s a powerful thing when you realize that you have dominion over your behavior and your passions.”

― Matt Dillon

“Environment plays a huge role in my ability to creatively focus and my mood – for better and worse.”

― Matt Mullenweg

“Sometimes I can be tactful and sometimes not. It all depends on the mood I’m in.”

― Mel B

“Mrs. Johnson was one of our most important First Ladies. Quietly but firmly, she advised LBJ on rhetoric, strategy, and personal relations and helped to dampen his volatile mood swings.”

― Michael Beschloss

“Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood.”

― Michael Franti

“Music is sunshine. Like sunshine, music is a powerful force that can instantly and almost chemically change your entire mood. Music gives us new energy and a stronger sense of purpose.”

― Michael Franti

“President Obama came to office with a strong belief that America had overreached, that we had become too involved. It matched the national mood, and indeed, there was some evidence that it was true.”

― Michael Hayden

“When I get in a bad mood about anything, I realize, ‘Hey, I’m still working. It could always be a lot worse.’”

― Michael McDonald

“Years ago on my radio show, I used to say, ‘I’m a conservative, but I’m not in a bad mood about it.’ I’ve always believed that civility in heavy doses is essential in self-government.”

― Mike Pence

“I respond to mood. I hear some phrase, or pick up a rhythm.”

― Miller Williams

“If there is a book that the script came from you have to read it, you have to see what you can get out of it: mood, back story and things that may not even be in the film. They kick off your imagination and broaden the character, I think.”

― Miranda Otto

“I haven’t done as much proper travelling as I’d like to have done. However, I know how important the weather is for my mood and spirits.”

― Miranda Raison

“Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make-up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else.”

― Monica Bellucci

“Opinion polls sponsored by newspapers were traditionally meant to bring to the fore the mood of the people objectively.”

― N. Bhaskara Rao

“Music is emotional, and you may catch a musician in a very unemotional mood or you may not be in the same frame of mind as the musician. So a critic will often say a musician is slipping.”

― Nat King Cole

“Something that can instantly lift my mood is hitting the gym with a friend.”

― Natalya Neidhart

“I’m very finicky about when I’m in the right mood to write. So most days, I find some excuse not to do anything.”

― Ned Beauman

“I believe that fashion is the ultimate form if self expression therefore it really depends on my mood.”

― Nicole Richie

“One of the most important things that a Thatcher government did was change the mood of the nation to give it back its confidence.”

― Nigel Lawson

“Starving to be skinny isn’t my thing. When I don’t eat, it affects my mood! On-set, I fuel up with small meals and I’m always grabbing high-protein snacks, like almonds. Chai lattes with espresso also keep me going.”

― Nina Dobrev

“After 9/11, most Americans were in no mood to talk with our enemies in the Middle East, whatever those enemies’ ideology, and the Bush administration’s policies of invasion and pre-emption reflected that sentiment.”

― Noah Feldman

“I’m in the mood for another Moonstruck experience, for another romantic comedy.”

― Norman Jewison

“And even Moonstruck – for some reason the audience were just in the mood for a very romantic film, because it’s one of the few romantic comedies to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar.”

― Norman Jewison

“I’m a sucker for quotes and cheesy rom-coms. I have quotes all around my house, and I’m always in the mood for a rom-com. Always.”

― Olivia Holt

“I am fortunate to stay at lots of lovely hotels when I’m on tour, but my favourite hotel group in Britain is Malmaison. I recently stayed at the Malmaison in Manchester, which was pretty amazing. It had a fabulous bar and restaurants, as well as fantastic rooms with mood lighting.”

― Olly Murs

“The lightbulb, the most humble and illuminating of all technologies, when combined with a network connection, transforms itself from being a bulb into a wake-up alarm, a mood alteration mechanism, and in some cases, a cupid’s assistant.”

― Om Malik

“All that’s left now is purely poetic work, putting more life into individual places, as I’ve made so sure of the fundamental mood and dimension of expression that it won’t leave me groping around in uncertainty any more.”

― Oskar Kokoschka

“I am writing a book more improbable than ‘The Interrogative Mood’ that I call ‘Manifesto’. It’s two guys talking who speak artificially conveniently.”

― Padgett Powell

“I think the best president – because he changed the whole mood of the country, the whole economy of the country, and stood up to Communism… that was continuing its causes around the world, and backed them off and caused them to collapse – and that was Ronald Reagan.”

― Pat Boone

“The mood of the 80s – Get what you can, can what you get, and sit on the can.”

― Patricia Schroeder

“I write really scathing, angry stuff when I’m in a better mood, and then uplifting and happy stuff when I’m at the absolute bottom.”

― Patrick Stump

“Bipolar indicates that you’re not – you don’t just experience depression, but the mood swing goes up, and it can go very up.”

― Patty Duke

“To me, a WrestleMania Sunday is ‘I serve at the behest and at the pleasure of my beast.’ I’m there to lighten the mood. I’m there to keep the mood light and not make it too heavy, and to keep the pressure off Brock Lesnar.”

― Paul Heyman

“Trump is in the position to be the next president of the United States, given the mood in America today.”

― Paul Manafort

“I’m not in a mood to fight for things. I feel excited about my career, and I really feel like anything’s possible and within my reach.”

― Paula Patton

“The familiar mood that awaits the sensitive young who are poor and dispossessed is a mood of sharp and painful inferiority, of violently angry tensions, of desperate and overwhelming longings.”

― Peter Abrahams

“I think that you get the mood of a song stronger if you get it right that way. On the other hand, you put some songs out live and they don’t catch flight. They just flop. It is hard to tell until they are out there.”

― Peter Gabriel

“When I’m in the mood for room service, my favorite order is a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich.”

― Pharrell Williams

“The problem that I find in ‘MasterChef India’ is that it doesn’t look like ‘MasterChef Australia.’ It doesn’t have that kind of mood.”

― Pooja Bhatt

“My style is a little more thought out, in a way, but I guess it’s eclectic at the same time. I wouldn’t be able to describe my style, because it changes on a day-to-day basis, depending on what sort of mood I’m in.”

― Poppy Delevingne

“My mood board says that there should be a G.O.O.D. Music festival. Why not? Like, we haven’t – I don’t think – and I think all of the G.O.O.D. Music artists and affiliates are doing so many different things that we never get to Voltron up. So that would be a thing of mine.”

― Pusha T

“I like to be comfortable, and don’t like to be cold, and I don’t like to wear anything I’m not in the mood for.”

― Rachel Bilson

“My house is filled with books, most of which I have read, some of which I intend to eventually get to. I’m always reading at least one work of fiction and one work of non-fiction simultaneously. Whatever mood I’m in, there’s always a book nearby to suit it.”

― Rachel Nichols

“When a director narrates a character, I find it normal to ask questions about the character’s background, mood swings, eccentricities, behaviour… I do this to make my performance relatable. Directors who don’t know their characters well find it difficult to answer these questions and, hence, find me annoying.”

― Radha Ravi

“With ‘Game of Thrones,’ the most dominant instrument would definitely be the cello. That’s something I just felt really captured the mood of the show very well.”

― Ramin Djawadi

“I do believe that if we have information about your emotional experiences, we can help you be in a more positive mood and influence your wellness.”

― Rana el Kaliouby

“Music is extremely important to have on photo shoots – it brings the mood.”

― Raquel Zimmermann

“You have to have the right atmosphere, really be in the right mood to really fully enjoy a Cohiba.”

― Raul Julia

“Revolution is a phase, a mood, like spring, and just as spring has its buds and showers, so revolution has its ebullience, its bravery, its hope, and its solidarity. Some of these things pass.”

― Rebecca Solnit

“I often write songs, and when I do, I usually write quite a few of them. I really have to be in the mood.”

― Ric Ocasek

“The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.”

― Richard Carlson

“When a guitarist can evoke a certain mood through his playing, that’s what’s most important to me.”

― Rick Nielsen

“While writing books about the past, I think about the present. It’s not intentional, but somehow my books end up being written under the sign of a political mood.”

― Rick Perlstein

“There’s just a natural human element to a great song that feels immediately satisfying. I like the song to create a mood.”

― Rick Rubin

“Whatever I’m feeling, whatever I’m going through, whatever mood I’m in… If I’m feeling like dancing or clubbing, then it will be reflected in the music. If I’m feeling dark and vulnerable, then it will reflect in the music, too.”

― Rihanna

“I love how you can look different, and it changes your mood.”

― Rita Ora

“Most Sundays, with the exception of football Sundays, I work, because I don’t take days off as long as I’m working on something that’s supposed to be all in the same mood.”

― Robert Caro

“I try to have a mood or a rhythm for a chapter.”

― Robert Caro

“For style and for creating a mood of optimism and hope – Kennedy on that count is as effective as any president the country has had in its history.”

― Robert Dallek

“The winding down of summer puts me in a heavy philosophical mood.”

― Robert Fulghum

“I can tell jokes. I can talk to the audience. I can relax. I can change my songs whenever I want. I can change the tempos. I can change the mood, because I’m in charge.”

― Robert Goulet

“Some writers sit down every day for two or three hours, at least, to write, whether they are in the mood or not. Others wait for inspiration.”

― Robert Hilburn

“I don’t generally like things that are too pedestrian. But at the same time, and if I’m in the right mood, hey – I ain’t gonna lie – I listen to Joni Mitchell. I listen to ‘Blue,’ I listen to Miles Davis.”

― Robert Trujillo

“I think what helps me is that delegations of all sizes – the small, the medium, the large, the largest – they all have seen me in action. They all have seen me unlocking blockages, unlocking impasses for several years now, and they all know that… I can bring a constructive mood to the table.”

― Roberto Azevedo

“There are some sequences in films that I think work filmicly, that stand out to me, but that’s much more to do with the staging and the cutting and the mood of the thing as a sequence, the way everything comes together.”

― Roger Deakins

“If I bring anything to the Coen Brothers’ films, it’s my ability to change tack and create a different mood from film to film.”

― Roger Deakins

“My guitar sound pretty much came from discovering there was reverb on my little practice amp and really loving the mood it created.”

― Romy Madley Croft

“I’ve always been a very sensitive person, and people tell me that if I’m in a certain mood, and I go into a room, my mood will permeate the room. It’s not on purpose – I’d rather be invisible in those moments – but I’m really bad at faking how I feel.”

― Rooney Mara

“In ‘A Likely Story,’ I wanted to recreate the events, the mood, and the imagery of my life as a teenager. I was thirty-seven when I wrote it.”

― Rosemary Mahoney

“You must always be open to new experiences; by this means, your physical and etheric bodies will be brought into a condition which may be compared with the contented mood of a brooding hen.”

― Rudolf Steiner

“I want to capture the mood I have now, post-cancer, in my music.”

― Ryuichi Sakamoto

“Anyone who knows me knows that I’m miserable during Ramadan. Some would say I’m miserable all year round, but it does affect my mood.”

― Sadiq Khan

“Yes, my mom does keep making references to marriage, like all mothers do, but it’s only in a lighter mood… she just jokes.”

― Saina Nehwal

“Imagine you can tell YouTube you have an hour to watch TV, and it would give you programming based around what you have watched in the past, what your friends watched and recommended, what your favourite celebrities tweeted about, and on one piece of input from you about what mood you are in.”

― Salar Kamangar

“If I go on a diet and work out, I’m always in a bad mood. I’d rather be a little heavier but nice.”

― Salma Hayek

“Pizza and burgers are really different. It depends on my mood. Right now, I could go for both. I don’t want to pick one. I don’t think it would be fair to the burger or to the pizza.”

― Sam Darnold

“I’ve worked on shows where it’s fun; you want to hang out. If you’re enjoying it, that’s how you take ownership of it. You want to give to be a part of this thing. I feel that’s the mood on the set of ‘Detroiters.’”

― Sam Richardson

“My stepfather was quite into opera, but he’d play it when he was in a bad mood, so you’d hear this boom through the floor, Wagner, and you’d feel nervous.”

― Sam Taylor-Johnson

“I don’t know exactly where the ideas come from. One day, a sentence just popped into my head – ‘There was going to be trouble, and, hell, he just wasn’t in the mood for it’ – and I knew I had a novel.”

― Sandra Brown

“It is very difficult for anyone to predict how a film will do. It depends on so many things: the mood of the audience, the state of their mind at the time, how they have reacted to the whole treatment.”

― Sanjay Leela Bhansali

“Every performance is different because I’m different; my mood is different.”

― Savion Glover

“Being a Scotsman, I wear a skirt quite a lot, but we’re allowed. I have an incredibly loud Hawaiian shirt that’s pink and a particularly disgusting turquoise, but I just wear it on days when I’m in a strange mood.”

― Sean Biggerstaff

“Some people get a little shy, you know, and it can take a certain mood or a situation or a vibe for you to relax and come out of your shell.”

― Shaggy

“I’m always gonna be smiling. I’m always gonna be in a good mood.”

― Shaquem Griffin

“No matter what, I’m trying to have fun and, depending on the mood, fun can be on a roller coaster and playing onstage, or fun can be sitting in a room with three of your best friends talking for two hours.”

― Shawn Mendes

“Once the notion of depression had begun to dominate the diagnostic armamentarium, it became but a matter of time before patients with relatively mild disorders of mood or anxiety would be entered into it.”

― Sherwin B. Nuland

“I am a contradictory mess but I see it as my prerogative to change my mood like the weather.”

― Shirley Manson

“When I go out or to an event, I’ll wear blue jeans and a shirt. And sometimes when I go to an event I’ll wear camouflage. It depends what kind of mood I’m in.”

― Si Robertson

“I try to, like, hang out with my family as much as possible. Hang out with the band, go hiking when I’m in the mood for that. Watch Netflix. It’s really important for me; like, health comes before everything else.”

― Sigrid

“I always choose music based on whatever the scene calls for, or whatever my mood is supposed to be.”

― Sinqua Walls

“I hate to work out. I get in a bad mood when I have to do it!”

― Sofia Vergara

“Style is an expression of your individuality. Who you are and what your mood is, is what you wear.”

― Sonam Kapoor

“It’s fun to channel a different mood and character through makeup.”

― Sonoya Mizuno

“I am comfortable in all kinds of outfits. I prefer Indian wear, but there are days I step out in a short dress. It depends on my mood.”

― Sriti Jha

“I love the Weather Channel because my mood changes a lot according to the weather!”

― Stefano Gabbana

“The point about manic depression or bipolar disorder, as it’s now more commonly called, is that it’s about mood swings. So, you have an elevated mood. When people think of manic depression, they only hear the word depression. They think one’s a depressive. The point is, one’s a manic-depressive.”

― Stephen Fry

“There’s no doubt that I do have extremes of mood that are greater than just about anybody else I know.”

― Stephen Fry

“Shellac was asked to do a recreation of our first album, but we’ve always been a band that improvised our sets. That’s critical to the way that we function on stage. Whatever the mood takes us on stage can vary from night to night with what you feel like playing.”

― Steve Albini

“Getting into shape helped get me into a better mood, and when I’m in a better mood, I’m funnier. My general attitude is better.”

― Steve Howey

“I read a lot of true-crime books, but sometimes they can put you in a bad mood.”

― Steve Schirripa

“I have a playlist for every mood.”

― Suki Waterhouse

“Addiction isn’t about substance – you aren’t addicted to the substance, you are addicted to the alteration of mood that the substance brings.”

― Susan Cheever

“I was very much into buying contemporary art, but I’ve just decided I want to get rid of it all. Not that it’s not great art, but all of a sudden my mood has changed, and I want to go back to seventeenth- and eighteenth-century masters.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“I used to tweet, but it’s an act of futility. You’re not really making any impact, and if you find yourself in a mood when you wanna be a bit controversial and you post something, you suddenly realise, ‘Oh my God!’ because you’ve opened yourself up to a bunch of criticism from strangers.”

― Sylvester Stallone

“I feel like now fashion is just part of how I think about everything. When I send out a mood board to our contributors every month about our monthly theme, there are photos from our fashion shows, but there are also film stills and album art.”

― Tavi Gevinson

“Lighting is an essential way to change the mood of a room, especially if you can use dimmers.”

― Thom Filicia

“There are good and bad times, but our mood changes more often than our fortune.”

― Thomas Carlyle

“Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered through the course of hours.”

― Thomas Mann

“In live action, sometimes a mood or a feeling can go on for quite a while. Animation is a lot more effort. There are a lot more notes.”

― Thomas Newman

“For bipolar in adults, I think there’s pretty good agreement about what this looks like. For bipolar in children, there is some considerable debate about where are the boundaries. At the mild end, are these just kids who are active? Is this the class clown at the very severe – is this something other than a mood disorder?”

― Thomas R. Insel

“I have an eclectic pallet of music that I listen to. It depends on my mood.”

― Tika Sumpter

“When I was working on a Victorian-era novel, to get in the mood, I read several historical novels set in approximately the same period and place, and really enjoyed the detective novels of John Dickson Carr.”

― Tim Pratt

“We all go through different mood changes. I’m just a person; I’ve got all those emotions going like everybody else, and sometimes it gets the better of you.”

― Timothy B. Schmit

“One Long Year was just a song here and there, and it was meant to reflect the mood that I was in but unfortunately it also reflected too little of any particular thing rather than hanging together as a whole album.”

― Todd Rundgren

“Also, I just think of Draco and he gets me in the right mood. He just keeps getting worse and worse.”

― Tom Felton

“Acting is a general thing; it’s not like being a primary artist like a painter or writer which stands the test of time. I don’t think acting stands the test of time, but it can capture the mood of the moment, which is in itself very exciting, but it rarely lasts.”

― Tom Hollander

“One of my books is a hallucinogen, an aphrodisiac, a mood elevator, an intellectual garage door opener, and a metaphysical trash compactor. They’ll do everything except rotate your tires.”

― Tom Robbins

“I’m not happy if other people aren’t enjoying themselves, so I try to lighten the mood as much as I can.”

― Tom Weston-Jones

“I write most of my songs when I’m in a bad mood.”

― Trent Reznor

“My position does not give me the liberty to exclude anything, but my mood tells me there will not be violence.”

― Vano Merabishvili

“I love rock music, dance music, so it depends on my mood. But I mainly listen to dance music before going out on court.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“During script narrations, if I feel the screenplay mood jumping abruptly, I tell the director, and they work on it.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“I will do whatever I can to become the character. I have no right to distract the audience from the mood of the film.”

― Vijay Sethupathi

“I probably have a higher opinion of my writing than the average person, at least when I’m in a good mood, but I don’t really think of my plays as only being relevant to a particular month or year.”

― Wallace Shawn

“I can’t go into a mob scene and sense the mood and the attitude of the crowd. I can’t conduct man-on-the-street interviews or even get reactions that I can be sure are honest, because they know who I am.”

― Walter Cronkite

“You’re miserable, edgy and tired. You’re in the perfect mood for journalism.”

― Warren Ellis

“I think there are specific times where film noir is a natural concomitant of the mood. When there’s insecurity, collapse of financial systems – that’s where film noir always hits fertile ground.”

― Werner Herzog

“Movies and television have a way of using a soundtrack not just to create a mood but to literalize it. You could always count on a master class in splitting the difference between artistry and obviousness during the so-called Blaxploitation era.”

― Wesley Morris

“Nowadays, my mood ungoverned, I’m free to think the most outrageous things, such as: might it not be a good idea to insist that drug companies give their preparations names that tell the user what they really do?”

― Will Self

“I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood – sex and the dead.”

― William Butler Yeats

“Whenever I make music, I just make it depending on however I feel at that moment and what I’m getting inspiration from, so it depends – whatever, it’s just my mood.”

― WizKid

“The original title for ‘In the Mood for Love’ was called ‘A Story About Food.’ The idea was to tell a love story through different courses.”

― Wong Kar-wai

“I try to make my mood uplifting and peaceful, then watch the world around me reflect that mood.”

― Yaya DaCosta

“I’m never in the mood to eat or drink when I get to a show. I’m just too nerved out.”

― Yelawolf

“I always have music playing in my studio when I design. It really gets me in the mood and allows me to focus.”

― Yigal Azrouel

“Every essential oil has a healing purpose, so I think it’s a great gift because it’s something that elevates your mood and your health.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“Personal relationships, mood, chance, or anything like that can actually affect people’s decisions, and when they’re in a position of power, their capriciousness can affect the fate of a nation.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“Lighting is everything. It creates mood and has an emotional effect on you.”

― Zak Bagans

“I wrote for nearly six hours. When I stopped, the dark mood, as if by magic, had folded its cloak and gone away.”

― Zane Grey
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