Top 3159 Nobody Quotes

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“In India, nobody really talks about works of art; they always talk about the appreciation of art. You buy this for 3,000 rupees, it’ll become 30,000 in two months.”

― A. Balasubramaniam

“You can’t say I don’t sound like a N.Y. rapper – it’s because I don’t wanna sound like nobody else.”

― A Boogie wit da Hoodie

“If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.”

― A. P. Herbert

“I can think of films that I’m producing right now that are extremely hard-hitting, graphic films, that nobody necessarily wants to see, graphic in terms of violence, of adult content and racial and historical subject matter.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Yeah, but there’s nobody who represents romance to me like Cary Grant.”

― Aaron Eckhart

“Assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing, either.”

― Aaron Swartz

“Now, as far as I know, nobody has ever put up the U.S.’s nuclear missiles on the Internet. I mean, it’s not something I’ve heard about.”

― Aaron Swartz

“Nobody is offered a World Cup.”

― Abby Wambach

“We have a safe and good command-and-control system. Nobody can take away any nuclear weapon from Pakistan.”

― Abdul Qadeer Khan

“When you get billions in aid and your weapons resupplied and your ammunition stock resupplied, you don’t learn the lesson that war is bad and nobody wins.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Nobody scares me.”

― Abdullah II of Jordan

“Your results are very quantifiable. And nobody can take those results away from you. They are yours… All of that, I think, is very good for women.”

― Abigail Johnson

“What honour have we got left, when nobody is listening to us?”

― Abu Bakar Bashir

“My main influence is Kool G Rap and Cam’ron, pretty much. If you were to mix those two people up, I wish that would be me… This is my voice. I sound like nobody; I sound like me.”

― Action Bronson

“Nobody wants to see the old person at the club.”

― Ad-Rock

“I can literally walk around at our own shows, and nobody recognizes me.”

― Ad-Rock

“We were from downtown, so we were rapping in Danceteria, in these white downtown clubs, really. Nobody downtown was rapping. Nobody we knew was rapping. So we were like, ‘We should do it.’ We weren’t making fun of it; we loved it, and we wanted to be part of it.”

― Ad-Rock

“Nobody has it all, but for me to even come close is amazing.”

― Adam Levine

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

― Adam Peaty

“Nobody loves me as much as I love me, so I guess I’ll just be my own valentine.”

― Adam Rippon

“I really brought that with me: that people think gay people are disgusting… I remember thinking, ‘Okay, I might be gay. But I won’t tell anybody. Nobody will ever know.’”

― Adam Rippon

“I think one of the defining moments of adulthood is the realization that nobody’s going to take care of you. That you have to do the heavy lifting while you’re here. And when you don’t, well, you suffer the consequences.”

― Adam Savage

“Nobody gets through life without experiencing some form of rejection, which is why everybody knows how awful it feels.”

― Adena Friedman

“I remember when I first came to America, nobody had a clue what a black Englishman was. I was either South African or Australian to them.”

― Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

“I want somebody to push me and grill me and extract a performance out of me which nobody expects.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“The hardest thing as an actor is that you work really hard constantly for these roles, and you invest so much in it. And when they don’t come to fruition and nobody sees them, there’s a part of you that dies a little bit. It’s like, ‘Ah! But I worked so hard!’ But that’s the business.”

― Adrianne Palicki

“Where large sums of money are concerned, it is advisable to trust nobody.”

― Agatha Christie

“If it’s taught well, art really is important to kids early on. It helps children develop language and allows them to see themselves in a way that isn’t right or wrong, because if they draw an animal with five legs instead of four, nobody’s criticizing them for it.”

― Agnes Gund

“What I discovered in Berlin was this immense freedom because it felt like you could start any kind of project and nobody would care… and that’s what I sort of adopted to my own.”

― Agnes Obel

“Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.”

― Agnes Repplier

“I love ‘Breathless,’ and ‘Paris, Texas,’ and ‘Badlands.’ I was obsessed with those films in my teens. I remember watching ‘Badlands’ and being amazed that there were these scenes in which nobody said anything and the silence told the whole story.”

― Agyness Deyn

“Because of the economic crisis, China and the United States are bound together. This is a totally new phenomenon, and nobody will fight for ideology anymore. It’s all about business.”

― Ai Weiwei

“To start, I wasn’t really interested in acting at all, and I didn’t make much impact. The first play I was in was on for five nights and I didn’t show up for two of them and nobody noticed. But I stayed because that’s where my friends were, and after a while I found myself wanting to inhabit other people’s worlds and lives.”

― Aidan Gillen

“Pamela Anderson has more prosthetic in her body than I do. Nobody calls her disabled.”

― Aimee Mullins

“Today’s younger generation is no worse than my own. We were just as ignorant and repulsive as they are, but nobody listened to us.”

― Al Capp

“I said, ‘I’m a rock star. I can’t preach in nobody’s church. Are you crazy?’ Let alone buy one. Oh, I wound up buying one.”

― Al Green

“Nobody wants to see teams out of contention showcased in December and January. I’m sure this is something that will be discussed again this off-season.”

― Al Michaels

“Your whole life is on the other side of the glass. And there is nobody watching.”

― Alan Bennett

“The thing with film and theater is that you always know the story so you can play certain cues in each scene with the knowledge that you know where the story’s going to end and how it’s going to go. But on television nobody knows what’s going to happen, even the writers.”

― Alan Cumming

“I understand that it’s good tactics to categorize me as a close-minded, unobjective extremist, but nobody that respects me has those views.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“When you have a brilliant idea, nobody is going to ask to see your diploma.”

― Alan Gerry

“When nobody is paying attention, anything is possible.”

― Alan Grayson

“I don’t mind being 65, but nobody is gonna tell me to come in at 5:30 to have the early bird special.”

― Alan King

“There’s nobody to believe in anymore, nobody to trust.”

― Alan King

“Nobody’s strong enough to stand up under a flood of weak material.”

― Alan Ladd

“Nobody who has even kicked a ball in the street likes losing.”

― Alan Oliveira

“In France, you can sell a lot, but nobody outside of France ever hears of it.”

― Alan Parsons

“Nobody’s ever gonna accuse me of being a singer, but I can sing.”

― Alan Ruck

“Nobody can honestly say that they never lie.”

― Alan Sugar

“In known history, nobody has had such capacity for altering the universe than the people of the United States of America. And nobody has gone about it in such an aggressive way.”

― Alan Watts

“But at any rate, the point is that God is what nobody admits to being, and everybody really is.”

― Alan Watts

“If we had 3 million exhibitionists and only one voyeur, nobody could make any money.”

― Albert Brooks

“You never do a movie and not want it to work. You accept whatever it is. You have to, but nobody in their right mind would not want the movie to be getting talked about at the end of the year.”

― Albert Brooks

“Nobody will leave any place unless they’re forced out. That’s the nature of humans. Once you’re there, you’re there. I’ve never seen anybody get up voluntarily and leave any place.”

― Albert Brooks

“The idea behind ‘Defending Your Life’: Imagine if you had to sit in a courtroom and watch your life. I don’t care who you are – if you committed a crime and you had to have all of your emails searched and made public, who on this planet could survive that? Nobody.”

― Albert Brooks

“’2001′ is a really interesting movie because it came out in 1968, and everybody thought that that was possible, and look how ridiculous that was. We don’t have ships like that, and you know, nobody in 1968 was going, ‘Oh, that’ll never happen!’ But of course it never happened. We’re not even close to it.”

― Albert Brooks

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.”

― Albert Camus

“I am convinced that nobody should be afraid of peace.”

― Albert Reynolds

“Research is to see what everybody else has seen, and to think what nobody else has thought.”

― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.”

― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.”

― Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

“Nobody cares about your autograph. There are cameras everywhere, and there are media outlets for them to ‘file their story’.”

― Alec Baldwin

“There are shows that are monolithic successes on TV that nobody in the business ever watches one episode of.”

― Alec Baldwin

“What good is making a jewel if nobody see it? But cost depends on the story. To get those performances in ‘Biutiful,’ you need that time. You need 60 takes in a scene and a year to edit. It’s not realistic to do it any other way.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“When I was sixteen, I was an absolutely romantic guy. I fell in love every week. I mean, I was in love with everybody, but unfortunately, nobody was in love with me.”

― Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

“We’re passionate musicians, but we felt classical concerts were more like a funeral because nobody talked and everybody was dressed so conservatively. We thought that’s kind of strange, because music is full of life! We thought we could break through that barrier with theater and comedy elements.”

― Aleksey Igudesman

“Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.”

― Alex Haley

“I often joke that I’ve just become a professional schmoozer. Like, nobody cares how well I can rock climb anymore. It just has to do with how well I can schmooze.”

― Alex Honnold

“I think if you live in London, it’s such a cosmopolitan city; nobody even notices different-race relationships. I assumed it would be even more liberal in the States, and it’s totally the opposite.”

― Alex Kingston

“All I know is two wrongs do not make a right. And nobody’s perfect; ain’t nobody right all the time.”

― Alex Scott

“Nobody sets out to make a bad record.”

― Alex Van Halen

“I found that the nicer and more helpful I was to people I worked with, whether I was ‘somebody’ or ‘nobody’ on set, the more fun I had.”

― Alexander Dreymon

“Nobody expects to trust his body overmuch after the age of fifty.”

― Alexander Hamilton

“If a man’s character is to be abused there’s nobody like a relative to do the business.”

― Alexander Pope

“Nobody is all good or bad.”

― Alexandra Daddario

“Nobody puts Roach in the corner.”

― Alexandra Roach

“I find it soothing to take something wrinkled and make it smooth. It feels anticipatory. It’s what I do before a celebration. And nobody bothers me when I’m ironing.”

― Alexandra Stoddard

“Nobody ever wins the first time they run for office. Nobody’s ever supposed to win their first bid for office. Nobody’s ever supposed to win without taking lobbyists’ money. No one’s ever supposed to defeat an incumbent. No one’s ever supposed to run a grassroots campaign without running any ads on television. We did all of those things.”

― Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

“Nobody wants a political prisoner, but a political emigrant is no problem.”

― Alexei Navalny

“As a footballer, everything you’ve achieved can easily be lost, and then you are nobody. That’s just how life is, and that’s why you shouldn’t let things get you down. That’s the reason I treat every match like a final.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.”

― Alfred A. Montapert

“When I wrap a job, I disconnect with it, and I’m done, even if they said we’d shoot more next year, at this time, which is not the case at all because nobody knows what’s happening.”

― Alia Shawkat

“I have to be careful, as I don’t want to offend Midlanders, but growing up, it wasn’t like growing up in London. Anything you were interested in, you’d be able to find someone also interested in it. In the Midlands, nobody came out as gay at my school at all.”

― Alice Lowe

“I was the youngest; I had two imperious older brothers – I didn’t get to often complete sentences at the dinner table. So writing was a way of saying what nobody asked me to say.”

― Alice McDermott

“Nobody is born evil.”

― Alice Miller

“Nobody is as powerful as we make them out to be.”

― Alice Walker

“At Sarah Lawrence, I realized that everybody was already what they were going to be. The painters were painting, the writers writing, the dancers dancing. And nobody wore any makeup. The art was uppermost.”

― Alice Walker

“Nobody has ever convinced me that race is real.”

― Alice Walker

“I was terrified of vault, like literally I hated it. I had a fear of running as fast as I could at a solid object, which is I think a normal fear to have because nobody would really want to do that. Once I got over the fear of running into the table I just kind of relaxed and now it’s like autopilot. I love it.”

― Alicia Sacramone

“People think, ‘Wow, you’re an actress, so people must be really nice to you and kiss your ass.’ NOBODY kisses my ass.”

― Alicia Silverstone

“When nobody read, dyslexia wasn’t a problem. When most people had to hunt, a minor genetic variation in your ability to focus attention was hardly a problem, and may even have been an advantage. When most people have to make it through high school, the same variation can become a genuinely life-altering disease.”

― Alison Gopnik

“My private life… Nobody should care. I think it’s weird.”

― Alison Lohman

“You want to put out a record that you feel is exactly as you want it. Nobody wants to tour for two years on a record they don’t like.”

― Alison Mosshart

“We watch a lot of Discovery Channel, shows like ‘The Biggest Loser’ and even ‘Amazing Race.’ You learn a lot about the world, it’s fun and nobody’s interested in beating anybody down. And then the opposite: I’m a huge fan of ‘Survivor.’”

― Alison Sweeney

“Fighting the ongoing war in your day-to-day life, everybody has their battle going on that nobody else knows about.”

― Alissa White-Gluz

“Don’t nobody wanna talk about or hear about somebody donating money to a charity. You wanna hear about what Bin Laden is doing and what you think is on his mind.”

― Allen Iverson

“So the poet, who wants to be something that he cannot be, and is a failure in plain life, makes up fictitious versions of his predicament that are interesting even to other persons because nobody is a perfect automobile salesman.”

― Allen Tate

“Nowadays you don’t get to see composition in a movie because nobody ever keeps the camera still long enough to see it. Actors don’t have the thrill and the power of working with space.”

― Allison Anders

“Nothing feels worse than knowing that people didn’t see your movie. That they wanted to and the critics loved it but nobody knew where it was because it didn’t do what it was supposed to do opening weekend. It used to be that independents were allowed to stay in the theaters, build word of mouth.”

― Allison Anders

“When I wanted to become a filmmaker, there was nobody for me to look up to.”

― Allison Anders

“But the fact is, nobody gets off drugs unless they really want to, and I really wanted to.”

― Ally Sheedy

“Never had any mathematical conversations with anybody, because there was nobody else in my field.”

― Alonzo Church

“Nobody knows the future with certainty. We can, however, identify ongoing patterns of change.”

― Alvin Toffler

“Nobody gets a free pass in life, and that’s awesomely true for a drag queen or anyone else in the LGBT community. But I like to say, ‘Don’t be bitter, get better.’”

― Alyssa Edwards

“I’m learning to deal with my loneliness because then nobody can muck me around any more.”

― Amanda Eliasch

“If I can’t be happy, nobody can be happy.”

― Amanda Eliasch

“In order to dance professionally, you have to start at a young age. No matter what, your muscle structure and your bones have to be groomed from a very young age. Nobody wakes up at 17 and decides to become a ballet dancer.”

― Amanda Schull

“When my mother was born on 14 April, he named her after a Latin American holiday, the Day of Americas, that nobody knew about. My due date also happened to be 14 April.”

― America Ferrera

“I had auditioned for ‘Lagaan.’ That’s where I met Aamir for the first time. He was a superstar; I was a nobody. Yet, he treated me gently and affectionately. He put me at ease completely.”

― Amisha Patel

“Kashmir is an integral part of India, and nobody can take it away from us.”

― Amit Shah

“In India, given a choice, nobody ever wants to part with land.”

― Amit Shah

“Nobody writes like Nabokov; nobody ever will. What I would give to write one sentence like Vladimir!”

― Amity Gaige

“You can build a place that is beautiful, but nobody feels comfortable sitting in it, and the kids aren’t allowed to go into many of the rooms. Or a place can look lived in, but it doesn’t please the eye.”

― Amor Towles

“Nobody ever predicted, a week before President Sadat came to Jerusalem in 1977, that his arrival would be the beginning of a peace process that would end up in an – unhappy – Israeli-Egyptian peace. We have seen peace with Egypt. We have seen peace with Jordan. We have seen the handshake between Rabin and Arafat – things are possible.”

― Amos Oz

“My parents – they tried to become American, they tried to become British, they tried to become Scandinavian – nobody wanted them, anywhere.”

― Amos Oz

“You have to buy what you’re selling. If you don’t buy what you’re selling, nobody will.”

― Amy Cuddy

“I think it’s important to realize that we’re all just human. I mean, nobody is supernatural.”

― Amy Lee

“Thinking things like, ‘I will never get hired for this job,’ or ‘Nobody ever listens to me,’ can alter your behavior in a way that makes those predictions come true.”

― Amy Morin

“In America nobody says you have to keep the circumstances somebody else gives you.”

― Amy Tan

“I have a, you know, a John Ritter-shaped hole in my heart. Nobody can replace that.”

― Amy Yasbeck

“Moving to L.A. was hard. I had a career in Spain, and you have to forget your ego. I was a nobody again.”

― Ana de Armas

“Nobody does more identity politics than Donald Trump.”

― Ana Navarro

“I started at the bottom. Nobody has given me anything.”

― Ana Patricia Botin

“The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.”

― Anatole France

“I wanna do a song with Adele! Nobody gets Adele as a feature, so maybe I can. I hope she knows who I am!”

― Anderson Paak

“North Carolina has been so great because nobody asks me about work.”

― Andie MacDowell

“Hip-hop don’t have no fresh energy, none at all. It’s money driven, everybody tryin’ to make that cheque, nobody putting art in their albums any more.”

― Andre Benjamin

“It’s harder to be a success, globally, and be artistic. Harder to have that balance than just to be artistic when nobody understands you.”

― Andre Benjamin

“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”

― Andre Gide

“One move nobody knows about, when I catch the ball on the wing and I’m driving, I’m looking at the defender’s legs, and I’m yanking their legs back as I run by.”

― Andre Iguodala

“A lot of people have something to say about ‘Wuthering Heights,’ but nobody quite nails it.”

― Andrea Arnold

“I’m an odd mixture. I’m a sort of Geordie punk who started in classical theatre. It means nobody ever knows quite where to put me, but I like that.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“Everybody wants to get enlightened but nobody wants to change.”

― Andrew Cohen

“There is no dispute that Albany needs to be changed. There is no dispute that the current situation in Albany is untenable. Nobody knows that better than I do.”

― Andrew Cuomo

“I’m glad nobody has asked me to adapt ‘Wuthering Heights’ because I think I would make a mess of it. Everybody makes a mess of it. I think the Bronte Sisters are mad.”

― Andrew Davies

“The citizen is becoming a pawn in a game where nobody knows the rules, where everybody consequently doubts that there are rules at all, and where the vocabulary has been diminished to such an extent that nobody is even sure what the game is all about.”

― Andrew Eldritch

“Nobody puts constraints on God. She doesn’t like it.”

― Andrew Greeley

“Nobody ever thinks that the work they’re going to do could ever be bigger than the one they do before, especially if you’re lucky enough like I had to have such a huge thing as ‘Phantom’ was.”

― Andrew Lloyd Webber

“If I told people that I knew what I was doing, nobody would believe me, so why even try and fake it?”

― Andrew Mason

“Nobody thinks that they’re evil or bad, they think that they’re doing the right thing.”

― Andrew McCarthy

“I’ve always thought that the balance between the side of my mind that knows what it is doing and the side that really hasn’t got a clue has to be carefully maintained because if you write too knowingly then you get chilly, and if you write too unknowingly you write bollocks that nobody else can understand.”

― Andrew Motion

“Now, I bow to nobody when it comes to estimating the influence of ‘This Week.’”

― Andrew Neil

“Nobody wants the left-back’s shirt.”

― Andrew Robertson

“My training really was at the ‘New York Times,’ you know. When I got there, I was literally supposed to stay there for five weeks, and I got lucky like nobody, you know, like nobody’s business.”

― Andrew Ross Sorkin

“Nobody can look back into our history and look at everyone who contributed into our development as a country and find someone who’s flawless.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Nobody believes that Justin Trudeau is trying to save taxpayers’ money.”

― Andrew Scheer

“Don’t respond to haters’ taunts – even politely. Ignore them. If nobody takes their bait, most will grow bored and move on.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“Nobody wants campaign finance reform more than me. It would save me a fortune.”

― Andrew Tobias

“Nobody can stop you more than you can stop yourself.”

― Andrew W.K.

“Nobody black had learned anything from the ‘Letter from the Birmingham Jail’ or from the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. That was a revelation of white people.”

― Andrew Young

“The guilt I felt for having a mental illness was horrible. I prayed for a broken bone that would heal in six weeks. But that never happened. I was cursed with an illness that nobody could see and nobody knew much about.”

― Andy Behrman

“When I was a kid, it was so important to listen only to bands nobody had ever heard of. I missed out on so much interesting music because of my need to listen to a psychobilly band that only two people knew about… Because I thought I was cool.”

― Andy Biersack

“Nobody is convinced that Johnny Depp goes to Walmart dressed as Sweeney Todd, but everyone expects us to.”

― Andy Biersack

“I do notice a lot of people who want to shock to get laughs. It’s such a tricky thing; you don’t want to make rules about it. There’s nobody more hilarious than Dave Attell, and he’d break every rule you set up. But he’s funny.”

― Andy Kindler

“Nobody gets excited when they see me. If I put on my wizard outfit and walk around the airport for a couple of hours, I get a couple of puzzled glances.”

― Andy Kindler

“Nobody – regardless of how they feel or behave – deserves to be on the other end of receiving hatred and discrimination.”

― Andy Mineo

“I’ll bet there are a lot of artists that nobody hears about who just make more money than anybody. The people that do all the sculptures and paintings for big building construction. We never hear about them, but they make more money than anybody.”

― Andy Warhol

“When I started out, nobody gave me scripts, so I had to write.”

― Ang Lee

“If there’s something that can be formulated, regulated, give you security, then nobody would lose money. Every movie would be successful. And that’s certainly not the case.”

― Ang Lee

“I know that nobody will be satisfied with anything less than coming home with the World Cup.”

― Angel Di Maria

“Nobody gets to be good at something without effort, no matter what your aptitude is.”

― Angela Duckworth

“Nobody in Europe will be abandoned. Nobody in Europe will be excluded. Europe only succeeds if we work together.”

― Angela Merkel

“I was the punk outsider who nobody messed with. I was fearless. At 16, I graduated and moved out.”

― Angelina Jolie

“Nobody has anything to lose against me. And everybody would like to beat me.”

― Angelique Kerber

“I see the work the pope has to do. It is a huge responsibility. Nobody campaigns for it.”

― Angelo Scola

“Nobody from my label called any of their labels to get this done. Most of it happened very naturally. Mary and I have been friends for a long time. Then Jay-Z offered.”

― Angie Martinez

“I’ve always trusted my natural instinct because nobody ever taught me how to be on the radio or produce a show, and I never went to broadcasting school or anything like that.”

― Angie Martinez

“Go back to the very beginning, when we first started playing in local pubs. We used to play Chuck Berry covers. Every now and then, we’d slip in one of our own songs, and we found that we were getting away with it – nobody seemed to know these were original tracks.”

― Angus Young

“Nobody can doubt Puerto Rico, sociologically, linguistically, culturally, and historically, is a nation. We have our own rich culture, thousand years of history, unique territory, and almost everyone’s first language is Spanish, not English.”

― Anibal Acevedo Vila

“I know some of those ‘Glee’ people, and they can really sing! I wish we could hear them live, because I know some of them and they can really sing like nobody’s business.”

― Anika Noni Rose

“Nobody talks of entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what it is and what nurtures creative thinking.”

― Anita Roddick

“Years ago nobody was elected on the economic ticket. It was either the education platform, or it was health or it was other issues. It is only recently that economic values have superceded every other human value.”

― Anita Roddick

“Nobody is totally white in Brazil.”

― Anitta

“Nobody can assume that, to a writer, everything is off-limits.”

― Ann Beattie

“I write traditional drama, and the small enclosed communities work well with this form. I enjoy exploring secrets. On small islands, privacy is important, and there are secrets that everyone can guess but nobody talks about.”

― Ann Cleeves

“I don’t apologize for supporting Trump. He said all the right things, and nobody else would even say it. I suppose it’s possible that another politician who really meant it would come along. There’s Kris Kobach, Tom Cotton, Jeff Sessions… there are probably a handful of politicians.”

― Ann Coulter

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.”

― Ann Landers

“Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.”

― Ann Landers

“Bands are always told, ‘Nobody wants to hear your new stuff – just stick with the meat and potatoes – that’s what people come for.’ That’s only half-true. I know if I went to see U2, I would be thrilled if they did ‘I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,’ but I’m equally as thrilled to hear their new stuff.”

― Ann Wilson

“Kate Moss, for example – she’s never given a lot of interviews. She stays so mysterious. Nobody knows who she is, really.”

― Anna Ewers

“Nobody pulls a prank like George Clooney.”

― Anna Kendrick

“Nobody ever looked at me in Krasnodar. I’m not in the taste of the men there at all.”

― Anna Netrebko

“I have been alone since my husband died. I stay in my home. I don’t date. It’s hard to date when you’re at home. Nobody knows you.”

― Anna Nicole Smith

“I don’t date. It’s hard to date when you’re at home. Because nobody knows you.”

― Anna Nicole Smith

“Nobody voted to be poorer, and nobody voted leave on the basis that somebody with a gold-plated pension and inherited wealth would take their jobs away from them.”

― Anna Soubry

“Gentrification is a form of immigration, though almost nobody calls it that.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I don’t really know on the jobs I don’t get – nobody calls me up and says, ‘Yeah, you were too tall!’ I don’t know if it was that or one of a bunch of other factors. But it is awkward. I can’t wear heels.”

― Anne Dudek

“Nobody ever recognizes me from ‘Mad Men,’ because they darken my hair a little bit.”

― Anne Dudek

“You can wear yourself out by saying yes to things you don’t want to do, and nobody really minds if you say no. I enjoy my own company. I’m never at a loss for things to do.”

― Anne Reid

“I’ve made some movies that I really loved that nobody saw.”

― Annette Bening

“I had this voice when I was in high school, except nobody thought much of it then. I developed it by imitating singers I admired – Alison Moyet, Boy George, later on Nina Simone.”

― Anohni

“I realized my family was funny, because nobody ever wanted to leave our house.”

― Anthony Anderson

“I’ve been really fortunate in that I guess I was hired to do ‘A Cook’s Tour;’ I was already a known quantity, meaning I had written a really obnoxious book and nobody expected me to be anyone that I wasn’t already.”

― Anthony Bourdain

“People say ‘Why would you learn Dutch? Nobody speaks it. Why not French?’ Even the Dutch say that to me! I say because I want to live here, I think it’s only common courtesy that I speak the language.”

― Anthony Geary

“Everybody knows when you’ve got a role in a Spike Lee movie, you’re gonna blow up. But I happen to be the only person who’s had the lead in the two Spike Lee movies nobody saw.”

― Anthony Mackie

“I shouldn’t have sat on death row 30 years. All they had to do was test the gun. But when you think you are high and mighty and you’re above the law, you don’t have to answer to nobody, but I’ve got news for you.”

― Anthony Ray Hinton

“In these days a man is nobody unless his biography is kept so far posted up that it may be ready for the national breakfast-table on the morning after his demise.”

― Anthony Trollope

“When it comes to money nobody should give up anything.”

― Anthony Trollope

“I always play with long sleeves because Beckham always did it. He is my idol. He had a lot of class both on the pitch and outside. Nobody had his right foot. I would love to speak with him, but in Spanish because I don’t speak English.”

― Antoine Griezmann

“Wherever I can get a fast track, I’ll try to because I can’t stand the airport experience. If you can afford priority boarding, then do it. Nobody wants an unpleasant experience before it starts.”

― Anton du Beke

“The governments of south Sudan must make sure that everybody will get a nationality – that nobody will become stateless because of this separation.”

― Antonio Guterres

“The children whom nobody leads by the hand are the children who know they are children.”

― Antonio Porchia

“I have never emulated any star or celebrity completely, and I hope nobody does the same of me.”

― Anushka Sharma

“The secret of business is to know something that nobody else knows.”

― Aristotle Onassis

“I think Yandex is something in between two different cultures. One originated from the old Soviet culture of the scientific institute. It was a free atmosphere of scientists, maybe too free because nobody cared about making money. Another origin is something close to what you usually see in California startups.”

― Arkady Volozh

“But think of the last guy. For one minute, think of the last guy. Nobody’s got it worse than that guy. Nobody in the whole world.”

― Arlo Guthrie

“Sol has experience, pace and physical power, which nobody else has together.”

― Arsene Wenger

“Nobody feels any worse than I do about losing.”

― Art Rooney

“I think it would be better if nobody owned anything, but they didn’t starve. Had enough paint and enough pianos and everything else.”

― Arthur Boyd

“Nobody is in the process of making any changes that we can be specific about.”

― Arthur Hertzberg

“Everybody likes a kidder, but nobody lends him money.”

― Arthur Miller

“Nobody in the society will talk about menstruation… it’s a taboo in my country. That’s why I’m branded by society as a psycho.”

― Arunachalam Muruganantham

“I promise you… nobody cares about your business except for you. Nobody.”

― Arvind Gupta

“I’m not a manufactured artist. Nobody taught me how to be a proper artist.”

― ASAP Ferg

“Lata Mangeshkar is Lata Mangeshkar. Nobody can ever touch her.”

― Asha Bhosle

“Everybody wants a seat at the table, but nobody wants to give up space.”

― Ashleigh Murray

“Nobody is more individual than you, so be confident with who you are and what you have to offer because everybody has got things to offer.”

― Ashley Jensen

“Nobody is all good or all bad.”

― Ashley Madekwe

“Life is short, and nobody knows what’s around the corner, but I’m up for lots of new challenges.”

― Ashley Roberts

“I’m a mammal at the end. I breathe out and breathe in and eat. At the end, when we go to sleep, nobody lives this political definition. It’s something we connect by and we try to understand each other by, but at the end, we know that this is not who we are.”

― Ashraf Barhom

“Nobody will be allowed to use Pakistan soil for any form of aggression toward any friend or foe.”

― Asif Ali Zardari

“I started in ’07, and I remember, at that point, nobody was trying to hear from me because I was a young rapper. I’d be saying stuff better than some of what the hottest rappers were saying back then, but nobody was trying to hear from me.”

― Astro

“I’ve heard legends and maestros praise my voice. It’s overwhelming. I’m a nobody who shouldn’t be at the receiving end of the such comments, and I’m extremely humbled.”

― Atif Aslam

“When you have nobody you can make a cup of tea for, when nobody needs you, that’s when I think life is over.”

― Audrey Hepburn

“Nobody does good to men with impunity.”

― Auguste Rodin

“If you choose to do something, then you shouldn’t say it’s a sacrifice, because nobody forced you to do it.”

― Aung San Suu Kyi

“You know, often films that are deemed positive, nobody wants to see them.”

― Ava DuVernay

“It’s a pity nobody believes in simple lust anymore.”

― Ava Gardner

“I got ‘Munich’ after I had done ‘In Treatment’ in Israel, which was very successful. But, when I actually shot it, nobody knew it was going to be sold all over the world and be so successful.”

― Ayelet Zurer

“These things bring you to reality as to how fragile you are; at the same moment you are doing something that nobody else is able to do. The same moment that you are seen as the best, the fastest and somebody that cannot be touched, you are enormously fragile.”

― Ayrton Senna

“I couldn’t be a conventional commercial actor without being a star-kid. That kind of a big film needs a certain mounting, a little paraphernalia around you. And nobody would give me that.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Nobody will tell you that you’re typecast until your films aren’t working; if it’s working, they’ll call it your ‘zone.’”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“People have a very short attention span when it comes to television, but nobody forgets the movie you do.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“Nobody tells you that they don’t believe in you. I had tremendous self-belief and faith in my sensibilities.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.”

― B. B. King

“Nobody loves me but my mother, and she could be jivin’, too.”

― B. B. King

“I started to like blues, I guess, when I was about 6 or 7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music.”

― B. B. King

“When I was in the country and I was trying to play, nobody seemed to pay too much attention to me. People used to say, ‘That’s just that ole blues singer.’”

― B. B. King

“Writing is an incredibly creatively empowering experience for me. It is the place where nobody tries to control what I’m doing.”

― B. D. Wong

“I met will.i.am in the studio and played him a couple of songs and he liked them. We’re similar but there’s nobody in my lane doing what I’m doing.”

― B.o.B

“I can listen to all the people patting me on the back, or I can listen to the people saying I need to get better. I know I need to get better, or else there would be nobody saying that.”

― Baker Mayfield

“Nobody believes it, but I slept on a futon till I was 13.”

― Balthazar Getty

“Nobody wants to put the creditworthiness of the United States in jeopardy. Nobody wants to see the United States default. So we’ve got to seize this moment, and we have to seize it soon.”

― Barack Obama

“Nobody likes a child to die or losing an election.”

― Barbara Bush

“Nobody likes, you know, the ugly parts of politics.”

― Barbara Bush

“Everybody thinks that they’re going to time the market, they’re going to sharpshoot the market, and buy right at the bottom. The truth of the matter is that nobody is good at it.”

― Barbara Corcoran

“Take motherhood: nobody ever thought of putting it on a moral pedestal until some brash feminists pointed out, about a century ago, that the pay is lousy and the career ladder nonexistent.”

― Barbara Ehrenreich

“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.”

― Barbara McClintock

“Certainly, in Italy, nobody takes light for granted.”

― Barbara Steele

“I was the kind nobody thought could make it. I had a funny Boston accent. I couldn’t pronounce my R’s. I wasn’t a beauty.”

― Barbara Walters

“Nobody on this earth has the right to tell anyone that their love for another human being is morally wrong.”

― Barbra Streisand

“We need an unambiguous rule – a law – that nobody will step between the publisher and the consumer, full stop.”

― Barry Diller

“Facebook’s the real deal. Nobody can buy Facebook now. Everybody has taken an angle at it. But Facebook may be the place that organizes everybody’s personal information. It’s got a very good chance of being that.”

― Barry Diller

“Twenty years ago, there were dozens and dozens of independent television producers. There are a couple now, at the most. Mark Burnett, Endemol. It’s gone. Everybody works for the Man now. And it’s natural law, how that happened: Nobody prescribed it, but it’s how things worked out and how it has been for decades, period.”

― Barry Diller

“The directories businesses still make nothing but money. They’re overleveraged, they’re bankrupt entities, but they still are the largest. This is all going to move online over time. Why Citysearch and Service Magic are so important to us, is because nobody has really colonized it yet completely.”

― Barry Diller

“If you try to create something that everybody can relate to, you’re gonna make something that nobody can relate to.”

― Barry Jenkins

“Apparently nobody really read it, it was a cheap movie, it fit their schedule in terms of things so fine, let the guy make that high school comedy. I used to work with Mel Brooks so they figured oh it’s going to be one of those really silly movies and that’s how it got made.”

― Barry Levinson

“I was very laced with drugs myself, but Fred seemed to be even more so than me. That might have had something to do with it. That might have had something to do with nobody wanting to play my records, too, I don’t know.”

― Barry McGuire

“Nobody within motorcycling has or deserves any respect.”

― Barry Sheene

“Nobody wants to be against technology, but I think that regulators should not – and people should not – assume that faster is always better in markets.”

― Bart Chilton

“Nobody wants to be against technology, but I think that regulators should not – and people should not – assume that faster is always better in markets. We need to question technology to insure that markets continue to perform their fundamental purposes.”

― Bart Chilton

“I was this kid who never sat down. Nobody liked me? Well, I’d make sure they’d like me. I was the class clown, always doing crazy stuff and causing riots.”

― Bas Rutten

“We have ministers who are incapable of doing what has been ordered from above because there is no follow up, because there are no consequences. If you are poor man and you steal, your hand is cut off after three offences. But if you are a rich man, nobody will say anything to you.”

― Basmah bint Saud

“Nobody wants to end up super rich and famous – but divorced. I’m always clear on that and try to stay on the right side of the line.”

― Bear Grylls

“Nobody else is stupid enough to get themselves into the straits that I get into.”

― Bear Grylls

“There’s 40 or 50 songs that nobody’s heard that I’ve done in between albums. There’s a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that’s never been released.”

― Beck

“’Simon’ was always a word-of-mouth book. When it came out in 2015, I don’t know that anybody thought that ‘Simon’ could be mainstream. Publisher Harper Collins loved it in-house, but it wasn’t a lead title. Nobody is more surprised than me that it’s a film. It’s the little book that could.”

― Becky Albertalli

“Nobody I represent is pretending to be the pope or a role model for young people. People have to live their lives. They have the right to smoke if they want.”

― Ben Affleck

“One of the reasons surgeons have so much trouble separating Siamese twins is that nobody gets to do many of them. On the table, the anatomy is so different from normal, that you’re constantly trying to figure out, ‘Can I cut this? Does this wire lead to what?’ It’s like trying to defuse a bomb.”

― Ben Carson

“The mind controls so much of the body. We are much more than flesh and blood; we are complex systems. Patients do better when they have faith that they’re going to do better. That’s why I always tell my patients and their families not to neglect their prayers. There’s nobody I don’t say that to.”

― Ben Carson

“Nobody is starving on the streets. We’ve always taken care of them. We take care of our own; we always have. It is not the government’s responsibility.”

― Ben Carson

“Nobody ever came to America with a starry-eyed dream of working for starvation wages.”

― Ben Fountain

“As long as people are clear on what they need to do and what’s going on, you’re very likely to succeed. When nobody is clear, then you’re guaranteed to fail.”

― Ben Horowitz

“I think when companies are struggling, they don’t want to talk to the press. The guys who write business books aren’t interested in it because nobody wants to learn what it’s like to be a mess, you want to learn how to be successful. That’s slanted the whole thing quite a bit.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Nobody knows how to be a CEO. It’s something you have to learn. It’s a very lonely job.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Nobody is actually a natural C.E.O.”

― Ben Horowitz

“Filming is so much to do with rhythm, as is music, and if it isn’t there then you know in the end nobody can save it really, they can’t.”

― Ben Kingsley

“Nobody wants to get divorced.”

― Ben Miller

“The fact of the matter is the West Wing never gets fully renovated because nobody wants to vacate it. And so you have basically patch-up jobs that are being done, but it’s a tight and cramped environment.”

― Ben Rhodes

“I kind of think of engineering like the chefs at a restaurant. Nobody’s going to deny chefs are integrally important, but there’s also so many other people who contribute to a great meal.”

― Ben Silbermann

“Google was like the only company that was like, ‘We’re making so much money; let’s take a picture of every street in the world.’ Nobody does that.”

― Ben Silbermann

“One-hundred years from now, nobody’s going to remember that I played for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays – nobody!”

― Ben Zobrist

“I believe nobody should be discriminated against.”

― Benigno Aquino III

“Nobody is forgotten when it is convenient to remember him.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody, there would be very little printed.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.”

― Benjamin Franklin

“Maybe I’m naive, but I subscribe to the idea that nobody is actually making strategic decisions about their career. Trying to do that would be like playing three-card monte on Canal Street.”

― Benjamin Walker

“There shouldn’t be any looting or anything like that. But we’re seeing a lot of frustration, and nobody knows the answer. All of us are saying we need an answer, and what I’m saying is we need, all of us, a heart change so, as America, we can move forward.”

― Benjamin Watson

“The one thing that nobody else in the world can touch is the coffee in Australia.”

― Benji Madden

“I am nostalgic for those man-behind-the-curtain days when someone could get away with impersonating Kubrick because nobody had any idea what Kubrick looked like.”

― Bennett Miller

“Just because nobody complains doesn’t mean all parachutes are perfect.”

― Benny Hill

“Nobody will deny that there is at least some roughness everywhere.”

― Benoit Mandelbrot

“When the weather changes, nobody believes the laws of physics have changed. Similarly, I don’t believe that when the stock market goes into terrible gyrations its rules have changed.”

― Benoit Mandelbrot

“I’m okay. Nobody’s bothering me. Everyone’s very kind, and very polite. I don’t feel like my whole life changed.”

― Berenice Bejo

“Nobody ever lost money taking a profit.”

― Bernard Baruch

“No habit or quality is more easily acquired than hypocrisy, nor any thing sooner learned than to deny the sentiments of our hearts and the principle we act from: but the seeds of every passion are innate to us, and nobody comes into the world without them.”

― Bernard de Mandeville

“I mean, I think everybody realizes that calling people racist is a waste of time; nobody buys it anymore.”

― Bernard Goldberg

“Once, when a British Prime Minister sneezed, men half a world away would blow their noses. Now when a British Prime Minister sneezes nobody else will even say ‘Bless You’.”

― Bernard Levin

“I can act. I’ve been acting for a long time, but like anything else, don’t nobody owe you nothing. You’ve go to pay your dues. You go from A to Z; you don’t go from M to Z.”

― Bernie Mac

“When I started in the clubs, I had to work places where didn’t nobody else want to work. I had to do clubs where street gangs were, had to do motorcycle gangs, gay balls and things of that nature.”

― Bernie Mac

“There is nobody that I know who believes that Bank of America is a human being who should be entitled for the same constitutional rights that the people of our country are.”

― Bernie Sanders

“I know patients who bring a dozen roses to the doctor’s office. And, boy, the next visit, nobody forgets that. You come in and hey – ‘Here’s the lady who brought the roses’ vs. ‘Here’s the lung cancer.’”

― Bernie Siegel

“Nobody wants to sit where I’m sitting and say, ‘Hey, this is the reality. I did two movies, six guest-star spots and I starred in a one-woman show, and I’m not making any money. I’m on TV every day in every country in the world, and I don’t make any money.’”

― Beth Broderick

“Yves Saint Laurent didn’t have friends. He loved nobody. He was intimate with nobody.”

― Betty Catroux

“During the Depression, my dad made radios to sell to make extra money. Nobody had any money to buy the radios, so he would trade them for dogs. He built kennels in the backyard, and he cared for the dogs.”

― Betty White

“Of course, nobody’s tearing my door down. If you’re successful you’re going to intimidate and scare off the people you’d like to spend time with. They’re not going to approach you. And the ones who do are often there because you are a celebrity.”

― Betty White

“Nobody beats Superman. Everybody else needs a costume – Superman needs a costume to be normal.”

― Big Show

“In India, nobody sues anybody.”

― Bikram Choudhury

“I’ve been wanting to do a book about baseball for the longest time, and nobody will let me do it. It’s the one thing from America I really miss.”

― Bill Bryson

“Nobody gets excited about the future at all, ever. The future is something we find depressing and worrisome.”

― Bill Bryson

“It is interesting to be here and to see that for certain actors they have to live in a way that you think of nobody living anymore except for in small towns. They have such elaborate double lives.”

― Bill Condon

“By trying to advance the perfect conservative solution, nobody wins.”

― Bill Flores

“Nobody spends any money on smallpox unless they worry about a bio-terrorist recreating it.”

― Bill Gates

“It’s the poorer people in tropical zones who will get really hit by climate change – as well as some ecosystems, which nobody wants to see disappear.”

― Bill Gates

“Nobody believes in completely unadulterated capitalism.”

― Bill Gates

“Anything I did with the WWE was not therapeutic by any stretch of the imagination. The reality is that nobody’s going to tell you that, because they have an umbilical cord hooked to Vince McMahon. I, ladies and gentlemen, do not.”

― Bill Goldberg

“The hardest achievement in acting – in my opinion, anyway – is nailing a role that absolutely nobody else could have played. Pacino owned Michael Corleone… but DeNiro could have owned it as well. Who else, though, but Val Kilmer could have nailed Jim Morrison? Does anyone besides Will Ferrell pull off Ron Burgundy?”

― Bill Simmons

“I love to watch videos, and I’ve always liked to film and take pictures. I have an eye for really weird things that nobody thinks about. I used to make little movies about myself and then edit them on iMovie.”

― Billie Eilish

“I’m always making a comeback but nobody ever tells me where I’ve been.”

― Billie Holiday

“I never hurt nobody but myself and that’s nobody’s business but my own.”

― Billie Holiday

“I think younger players probably just think they are who they are-they don’t think about coming out. Unless you’re number one in the world, nobody cares, usually.”

― Billie Jean King

“School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect. But nobody’s perfect, so why practice?”

― Billie Joe Armstrong

“Tower Records is like a temple to me. I’ll stay there for hours. Nobody can shop for records with me. It drives them out of their minds.”

― Billy Bob Thornton

“You have to deal with rejection at every stage, whether you audition for the part and don’t get it, you get the part and it gets terrible reviews, or it gets great reviews but then nobody sees it.”

― Billy Crudup

“Nobody is more truthful when he’s acting than De Niro.”

― Billy Crystal

“To this day, with all of these muscle-bound guys, nobody hit the ball further than Mickey Mantle, with his natural strength.”

― Billy Crystal

“I’ve always worked hard to create my own style. Nobody sounds like me. I’ve heard them call me ‘legendary.’ That feels pretty good… though the word is overused these days.”

― Billy Paul

“There’s this misconception that I’ve been turning down roles. It’s just not true. The reality is, there was nothing for me to do, nobody was calling, the phone wasn’t ringing.”

― Billy Porter

“I had something nobody else could do – I sang in a way that separated me – and, when you’re trying to get noticed, you play your trump card.”

― Billy Porter

“At Kansas City, Kansas, before the saloons were closed, they were getting ready to build an addition to the jail. Now the doors swing idly on the hinges and there is nobody to lock in the jails.”

― Billy Sunday

“All people have dignity. There’s nobody who was born without a soul and a spirit.”

― Binyavanga Wainaina

“Usually, when you get early versions of scripts, they are not very good. I found ‘Borgen’ amazing from the very first read-through because of how fast-paced and gripping it was. It felt more international because of the way it didn’t dwell on the characters’ personal lives as many Danish shows used to, but still, nobody thought it would travel.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“Quite a lot of British women stop working when they have children, and that is rarely the case in Denmark. We have a very flat, structured way of approaching everything. Nobody’s the boss. In a sense, we’re all equal.”

― Birgitte Hjort Sorensen

“I don’t expect people to get me. That would be quite arrogant. I think there are a lot of people out there in the world that nobody gets.”

― Bjork

“We need to invest dramatically in green energy, making solar panels so cheap that everybody wants them. Nobody wanted to buy a computer in 1950, but once they got cheap, everyone bought them.”

― Bjorn Lomborg

“Before the Beatles, songwriters were very anonymous people and nobody paid any attention to them.”

― Bjorn Ulvaeus

“I feel like nobody really knows my story, which I see as a good thing, and I’m kind of happy about that.”

― Blac Chyna

“I don’t do all the things I say I do in my songs, but nobody does.”

― Blackbear

“I’ve been through several of his campaigns, and I can tell you nobody can out-campaign Rick Perry.”

― Blake Farenthold

“Nobody in the Washington regulatory bureaucracy gets fired for saying no.”

― Blake Farenthold

“Nobody likes to make a hard decision, because you’re running every two years.”

― Blake Farenthold

“In basketball, there’s a lot of pushing, grabbing, and shoving going on that nobody else sees. That’s why I’m training with MMA fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone.”

― Blake Griffin

“Nobody’s gonna beat Taylor Swift in a fan-voted thing. And nobody should, by the way.”

― Blake Shelton

“Nobody is denying we should investigate and do what we can to prevent gun crime in our cities and towns. But, we should not scapegoat the American gun owner for complicated, cultural problems we are just beginning to understand.”

― Bob Barr

“Basketball is big stuff in New York. If you’re good in it, everybody respects you. Nobody would want to ruin your shooting eye or your shooting arm.”

― Bob Beamon

“Nobody cares about your wardrobe, what your tie looks like, or even if you’re wearing one, and I don’t.”

― Bob Edwards

“Nobody lives forever and I’ve had a blessed life.”

― Bob Feller

“This president has been reluctant to hold anybody accountable. No one was held accountable after September the 11th. Nobody’s been held accountable after the clear flaws in intelligence leading up to the war in Iraq.”

― Bob Graham

“God sent me on earth. He send me to do something, and nobody can stop me. If God want to stop me, then I stop. Man never can.”

― Bob Marley

“Nobody, but nobody stays a public-address announcer for more than a couple of years. Truly. Public-address announcing is not a career. Public-address announcers only work 81 days a year, so you don’t make a living.”

― Bob Sheppard

“Nobody is the color of translucent powder. Instead, choose a powder that matches your skin tone.”

― Bobbi Brown

“I was too shy to do anything but read, but there was nobody to tell me what to read.”

― Bobbie Ann Mason

“Nobody’s ever going to hire me to choreograph fights.”

― Bobby Cannavale

“Nobody has single-handedly done more for the U.S. than me.”

― Bobby Fischer

“When I won the world championship, in 1972, the United States had an image of, you know, a football country, a baseball country, but nobody thought of it as an intellectual country.”

― Bobby Fischer

“Nobody believed the ‘Food Network’ could last. Even I was short sighted and thought to myself, 24 hours of food on TV? They’ll run out of things to talk about in four days! But that wasn’t true. ‘Food Network’ continues to get better and evolve.”

― Bobby Flay

“WCW wasn’t what I thought it should be. I thought it could be better. I would make suggestions, but nobody would want to hear them. They think you want their job. Please. It would be easier doing their job because they’re used to doing nothing.”

― Bobby Heenan

“Nobody gives a crap about hockey down here – nobody. I coach kids’ hockey down here and you can start to see the disinterest in the game here with the kids.”

― Bobby Hull

“As I’ve said, basketball has been, I think, a real cooperative venture. There have been a lot of people that have been involved in it: coaches, administrators – not recently – fans and nobody, nobody any more so than students over the years.”

― Bobby Knight

“Probably nobody in America has come close to setting up as many jobs for people with his business as Donald Trump has.”

― Bobby Knight

“Nobody remembers who finished second but the guy who finished second.”

― Bobby Unser

“It’s just different today. Nobody seems to last too long these days. I wouldn’t know how to get started today.”

― Bobby Vinton

“As far as critics, I’m not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me ’cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I’ve always like, played by the rules.”

― Bobby Vinton

“Nobody really thought I was going to make it, because I was a musician. I really wasn’t a singer.”

― Bobby Vinton

“Nobody could understand why a guy would love his guitar, then all of a sudden turn around and try to destroy it. Jimi was just different.”

― Bobby Womack

“Nobody told me that I would be just a player to be exchanged. Nobody likes to be a part of that situation, especially not me.”

― Bojan Krkic

“My mission is to be kept on by Milan. Nobody wants to stay with the Rossoneri for only for one season.”

― Bojan Krkic

“When antibiotics first came out, nobody could have imagined we’d have the resistance problem we face today. We didn’t give bacteria credit for being able to change and adapt so fast.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“I bobbed and weaved through my career. And in hindsight, though I’d like to say it was a plan – it was not – the bobbing and the weaving gave me a broad base from which to become an executive who could say, ‘OK, I’ve done this, and I’ve done this, and I’ve done this.’ And nobody could BS me, because I’d done most of it.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“The loudest voice in the room doesn’t always work. In fact, it usually grates to the point – to the point that when you really need to be loud, nobody listens.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“Solar power is the last energy resource that isn’t owned yet – nobody taxes the sun yet.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“Nobody taught me to play bottleneck. I just saw it and taught myself. I got an old bottle and steamed the label off, put it on the wrong finger, I basically did everything wrong until I met some of the Blues legends early in my career who taught me another way. I didn’t have anyone to tell me women didn’t play bottleneck.”

― Bonnie Raitt

“Nobody, from that standpoint, is any luckier than I am or will ever be any luckier than I am. It’s great.”

― Boomer Esiason

“The smartphones and the computer separates everybody, makes you think that you don’t need nobody else.”

― Bootsy Collins

“In Yugoslavia, I’d asked for additional forces too. I even went to meet the French prime minister, and I proposed additional forces… Nobody wanted to send troops.”

― Boutros Boutros-Ghali

“Nobody’s perfect, and everybody plays the heel and the baby face at times in real life.”

― Box Brown

“On the street, on the train – I pull my hat down, and nobody knows it’s me. I always wanted the kind of fame that came with an off button.”

― Boy George

“When you’re successful, people have no sympathy. Nobody wants to catch the tears of a millionaire.”

― Boy George

“Of course, I would like to play the guy next door, but nobody’s going to hire me for that kind of role.”

― Brad Dourif

“When it comes to underwear, there’s nothing worse than a visible panty line. Sometimes it seems like nobody knows that seamless underwear exists. But Calvin Klein makes them. Commando makes them. Hanky Panky makes them. You don’t need a drawer full; a few pairs will suffice.”

― Brad Goreski

“I’m the smart aleck. The class clown. I’m the guy who does the song nobody expects.”

― Brad Paisley

“I’ve done commercial work for Amtrak. However, that was branded as Stanton. I stipulated at the very beginning that it was not going to involve ‘Humans of New York,’ that I wasn’t going to promote it on ‘Humans of New York.’ So nobody who follows me really even knows that I did it.”

― Brandon Stanton

“There’s a lot of people out there who go through hard times, and they feel alone. They feel like nobody is there. But I’m in the same boat.”

― Brandy Norwood

“I’m Braun Strowman. You can’t put me in a category with anyone. I’m my own entity – there’s nobody else like me – so I’m going to continue going out there to be Braun. I’m no good guy or bad guy, I’m Braun.”

― Braun Strowman

“You find inspiration everywhere. The best inspiration is the people you grew up with. Nobody else knows about you than when you were just regular, everyday people. That’s where most of it comes from.”

― Bray Wyatt

“If you are writing comedy and try to please everybody, you’ll please nobody.”

― Brendan O’Carroll

“Nobody had song titles that were as long as ours. A lot of it was just inside jokes.”

― Brendon Urie

“God loves you unconditionally, as you are and not as you should be, because nobody is as they should be.”

― Brennan Manning

“Nobody wants to see a woman onscreen who is a wreck. That is pure, unadulterated, systemic misogyny.”

― Brett Gelman

“It’s actually just as cool to be on television as to be in a movie, and nobody’s ashamed of this back and forth.”

― Brett Gelman

“Nobody should live in an environment that’s not healthy.”

― Brett Hull

“Dangerous because your present Administration and its specialized agencies by all accounts know no restraint in hitting out at any perceived enemy of America, and nobody or nothing can protect one from their vindictiveness.”

― Breyten Breytenbach

“Nobody’s angry all the time, unless you’re a psycho.”

― Brian Azzarello

“Basically, I think that Gotham is all of our urban nightmares and fears made into reality. Instead of hearing footsteps from behind you while you walk down the streets, turning around and finding nobody there, there is somebody there.”

― Brian Azzarello

“I was never, ever physically afraid. My terms of reference were basic and simple: put the ball in the net. That was my job, that’s the way I saw it, and I allowed nothing and nobody to distract me from that purpose.”

― Brian Clough

“For instance, I’m always fascinated to see whether, given the kind of fairly known and established form called popular music, whether there is some magic combination that nobody has hit upon before.”

― Brian Eno

“Every band I’ve worked with also wants to be countercultural in the sense that they want to feel that they’ve gone somewhere that nobody else has been.”

― Brian Eno

“I think that technology is always invented for historical reasons, to solve a historical problem. But they very soon reveal themselves to be capable of doing things that aren’t historical that nobody had ever thought of doing before.”

― Brian Eno

“When you’re the first guy to put out the piece of silicon that’s half as expensive or twice as powerful, you bring a capability to the market that nobody else does – or can.”

― Brian Krzanich

“He knows I rip him off every day. He’s the godfather for me. Nobody can say they aren’t influenced by what Stevie Wonder has done.”

― Brian McKnight

“I write about moments, and I don’t make blanket statements about anything because no one has all the answers; nobody’s come up with a foolproof way to do anything when it comes to emotions.”

― Brian McKnight

“Nobody expected me to finish Cub Swanson the way I did. When you see something like that, even I say, ‘You’re finally here. You’re not only hanging with the best of the best, you’re finishing them.’”

― Brian Ortega

“We are now in a situation in which we will have to rely on market forces to maintain a free and open Internet. And nobody really knows whether that will work or not. One thing we do know is we didn’t need to do this to ourselves. This was a solution in search of a problem.”

― Brian Schatz

“You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile.”

― Brian Tracy

“I would love to be an example to young LGBTQ kids everywhere. I remember growing up and feeling like nobody in the media accurately represented me, and when they did, it was always made to seem like a bad thing.”

― Brianna Hildebrand

“Nobody has any security in loving me.”

― Brigitte Bardot

“Nobody has had more awful things written about them than me.”

― Brigitte Nielsen

“Nobody’s profitable at this moment, because recession is on; advertising dollars are down, and expenses are way up. So that kind of belies the situation that you would expect, because the ratings are way up everywhere.”

― Brit Hume

“Even if nobody cared, I’m still gonna make music.”

― Brittany Howard

“Nobody would want their lowest moment to be filmed for the world to see.”

― Brooke Hogan

“Golf’s weird because it’s individual, and there’s nobody to blame but yourself, but then, golfers also have this it’s-everybody-else’s-fault thing where you don’t take ownership.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Everyone remembers the winner; nobody remembers who finishes second. But quite a lot, I seem to be right around the hunt with nine holes to play.”

― Brooks Koepka

“Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros. When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is, nobody wears these hats at all.”

― Bruce Beresford

“I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that’s all. You sang other people’s songs. That’s all there were.”

― Bruce Cockburn

“Heck, nobody gets along perfectly. But what we have is respect for one another. We have a system where one guy can veto anything.”

― Bruce Nordstrom

“In reality, nobody gets successful in America by being lazy.”

― Bruno Tonioli

“There’s so many things that can go wrong in the execution of a project like a television show or a movie, so many little elements, any number of things, all the way to marketing – like they could market it poorly and nobody finds it and down it goes.”

― Bryan Cranston

“I read ‘Red Dragon’ back in high school. I love Thomas Harris’ approach to the crime thriller that crossed over into horror in a way that nobody really tapped into.”

― Bryan Fuller

“I think that becoming a successful rock band is a little like becoming a professional athlete. Nobody plans on it.”

― Bryce Dessner

“Nobody plans on playing their own songs in front of thousands of people.”

― Bryce Dessner

“I’m not trying to fit in with nobody. I’m just me.”

― Bryce Harper

“There’s nobody as sexy as Robinson Cano in the box. I had a coach, Chris Sheff, who always told me to be as sexy as you can in the box.”

― Bryce Harper

“I’m from Louisville, Kentucky, and nobody gets out of there. So I’m like, how am I gonna get out of there? Nobody else can. So it took some time. The struggle made me realize I didn’t really want to be ‘normal’ anymore.”

― Bryson Tiller

“Well, everybody knew their character. I was the only one who didn’t have a partner. I basically showed up when people got in trouble. Where I came from, I don’t know. Nobody knows. But I would show up to help.”

― Bubba Smith

“You want to know what makes me tick, I’ll tell you what makes me tick. I was a boy growing up in Brooklyn; I read a two-penny magazine called ‘The Hawk’s Nest.’ Nobody entered that nest that didn’t leave a little richer and a little wiser. And that 11-year-old boy said, ‘Isn’t that a wonderful thing.’ And that’s all there is to it.”

― Buddy Hackett

“My movies were the kind they show in prisons and airplanes, because nobody can leave.”

― Burt Reynolds

“If I decide I want to go canoeing, I’ve got a canoe. If I want to take my dog with me, nobody tells me I can’t do it. If I want to go skinny dipping and wash my body, I can take my clothes off.”

― Burt Shavitz

“There may be a new album, and there may not. Right now, we’re encouraging bootlegging because there have been some great live things that ended up on the Internet. Rather than try to stop it, we like it. If nobody gave a crap about you, they wouldn’t bother to bootleg you.”

― Burton Cummings

“I only became a celebrity because I had a kid. Before I was pregnant nobody cared. I joke to my agent that having a baby made my career.”

― Busy Philipps

“Nobody wants to see a bejeweled pregnant lady from top to bottom.”

― Busy Philipps

“Nobody is playing music like this, like the Allman Brothers, and there’s still a lot of fans out there, so that’s what we’re doing with Les Brers.”

― Butch Trucks

“After ‘Win, Lose or Draw’ we were workin’ on another album that nobody’s ever heard, and it’s a good thing nobody heard it.”

― Butch Trucks

“Nobody cares about the bronze or silver medals.”

― Buzz Aldrin

“Nobody ever asks who was the seventh person on the Moon. The only thing they know is who’s number one and who’s number two. Does anybody know who the last man was?”

― Buzz Aldrin

“That is why we are working with these various groups that have volunteers. We can get a lot of these things done. Nobody has dropped out, and a lot of people would like to join. We now know what each other does.”

― C. Everett Koop

“90%, 100% are going there to hear the singing. The story is another thing. Nobody’s interested in the story. Happiness is happiness.”

― Cab Calloway

“That’s what George wrote! He wrote it. Why change it? There was this European company that I was speaking about awhile ago – course, didn’t nobody know what Porgy was.”

― Cab Calloway

“There’s nobody better than me, especially Junior Dos Santos.”

― Cain Velasquez

“Nobody has milked one performance better than me – and I’m damned proud of it.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“It’s about working when nobody’s watching.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“Hardly nobody gets to live two genders in their life.”

― Caitlyn Jenner

“I think Nick Markakis is a perennial All-Star, and nobody knows about him. I think people are learning about how good he is.”

― Cal Ripken, Jr.

“I didn’t really like my Sydney accent – nobody likes the sound of their own voice – and when I was a little younger tried to change my accent gradually. But I’ve only ever really lived in Sydney and Los Angeles, so I haven’t been influenced by the accents of some far-off land.”

― Callan McAuliffe

“Chick flick is not a term used to praise a movie. Nobody says ‘it’s a great chick flick.’ It’s a way of being derisive. I’m not clear why it’s ok to do it.”

― Callie Khouri

“Nobody is going to hand you a music career.”

― Cam

“We all want to just want to live a simple life, but nobody really knows how to do that.”

― Cameron Britton

“Nobody really thinks they’re evil.”

― Cameron Britton

“You learn the hard way. That’s the thing with social media. Nobody knows what they’re doing.”

― Cameron Dallas

“You gonna ask me who I compare myself to? Nobody. I don’t think nobody can really mess with me as far as flyness or anything that I’m doing.”

― Cam’ron

“Nobody else knew what to do with me because big women are old.”

― Camryn Manheim

“Growing up, nobody I knew even knew a writer. So it was a big adventure and something that I’ve wrestled with my whole life. I think it’s a journey worth taking, really finding out who you are and what you do well.”

― Candace Bushnell

“I never have really said much about the whole episode, which was endless. But his speech was a perfectly intelligent speech about fathers not being dispensable and nobody agreed with that more than I did.”

― Candice Bergen

“I’m quite surprised that nobody has asked me to do my own line of tweezers. I totally would love to do that. Or, like, mascara. Cara’s Mascara!”

― Cara Delevingne

“If I like a make-up artist’s look, even if nobody knows about her, I use her. New people give me energy.”

― Carine Roitfeld

“Scott Brown is a superstar. Scott Brown won a race that nobody expected Republicans to even be competitive in, and he was able to do it at a time when nothing else going on, so he captured the attention of conservatives across the country.”

― Carl Forti

“Nobody with an IQ higher than emergency-room temperature could ever believe that ‘death panels’ would be appointed to nudge the elderly toward euthanasia. Yet for idle entertainment, it’s hard to beat Sarah Palin’s ignorant nattering on the subject.”

― Carl Hiaasen

“Nobody, as long as he moves about among the chaotic currents of life, is without trouble.”

― Carl Jung

“Sometime they’ll give a war and nobody will come.”

― Carl Sandburg

“No Catalan citizen and no Catalan company will leave the E.U. That is evident, and nobody can dispute it.”

― Carles Puigdemont

“Sometimes I played as a goalkeeper with my brother and his friends – they were all older, and nobody wanted to go in goal, so it had to be me!”

― Carles Puyol

“If I am training on a holiday, most likely nobody else is – and that gives me the edge. If I’m supposed to run for 20 minutes and I get back and it’s only been 19:34, I’m going to jog in a circle for 26 more seconds. I’m never going to cut it short.”

― Carli Lloyd

“Nobody calls me a racist when I do redneck jokes. Jeff Foxworthy can do as many ‘You might be a redneck jokes’ as he wants, but I’m telling you as soon as a guy like that does a black joke or something – ‘How dare you!’ I totally think it’s unfair.”

― Carlos Mencia

“So I’m half deaf – and dyslexic. How about that? Nobody’s perfect, and I’m proud of my defects.”

― Carmen Busquets

“I like my cheese, I like my milk in my coffee, and nobody’s gonna tell me any different.”

― Carmen Cusack

“Because nobody goes through life without a scar.”

― Carol Burnett

“My childhood was rough, we were poor and my parents were alcoholics, but nobody was mean. I knew I was loved. We were on welfare, but I never felt abandoned or unloved.”

― Carol Burnett

“The notion that we won the war against Iraq is like saying we won a war against Arizona. I mean, the fact of the matter is it’s not that big of a country. Nobody, I don’t think, had any notion that we would do anything but win it.”

― Carol Moseley Braun

“The only person that can define you is you. Nobody else can.”

― Caroline Flack

“If a kid disappears, now there’s Amber Alerts: they know this-this-this. In the ’50s, we kids wandered around. Nobody knew what you were doing.”

― Caroline Leavitt

“It’s always been a thing. Like, I don’t touch my belly button. That’s something nobody knows about me.”

― Caroline Wozniacki

“You’ll have a guy, and they’re aging however they’re aging, and nobody really cares. If you’re a woman, it’s different.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“Before that film, I was nobody. Each job I got, I was so excited. Each paycheck I got, I thought, ‘Wow, I’m getting paid to act.’ But ‘The Matrix’ gave me so many opportunities. Everything I’ve done since then has been because of that experience. It gave me so much.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“Nobody wants a stalemate in constitutional development.”

― Carrie Lam

“Nobody wants to be a bad parent.”

― Carrie Preston

“All cultures are different. Some commit genocide. Some are uniquely peaceful. Some frequent bathhouses in groups. Some don’t show each other the soles of their shoes or like pictures taken of them. Some have enormous hunting festivals or annual stretches when nobody speaks. Some don’t use electricity.”

― Casey Affleck

“If you truly dig what you are doing, if you lay it out that way, nobody can not respond. That’s what rock and roll is; it’s relentless.”

― Cass Elliot

“You know that I had heard so many times people say things like, ‘You could never write ‘Harry Potter’ and have it be about Harriett Potter because nobody would read it; people only want to read an adventure story if it’s about a boy,’ and I thought, ‘I don’t think that’s true.’”

― Cassandra Clare

“Nobody sells books like J.K. Rowling. We have a rule in publishing: Never compare anything to ‘Harry Potter’ because it’s like lightning in a bottle.”

― Cassandra Clare

“If someone was born the way she was born, are you going to blame him, or are you going to blame God? Whose fault is that? Nobody’s.”

― Caster Semenya

“Nobody considers a covers record an album.”

― Cat Power

“Obviously, ‘Twilight’ had its own alchemy that was amazing, just phenomenal. Nobody thought it was going to make any money. Paramount wouldn’t make the movie. Fox wouldn’t make it. Nobody wanted to do it.”

― Catherine Hardwicke

“No one got anywhere by being too scared to open their mouth in case nobody laughed.”

― Catherine Tate

“Debut novels are difficult because nobody knows you… they just don’t find a huge audience, because that’s how the market works.”

― Celeste Ng

“What I want to say is that nobody is unbeatable. There’s a kid out there who probably wants to beat me. I train hard and try to be the best that I can be, but I don’t disrespect my opponents. I am not disillusioned, either.”

― Chad le Clos

“Nobody has to give me permission to write.”

― Chadwick Boseman

“Nobody wants to fight Brian Stann. I’m not the only guy, and that’s not a big secret.”

― Chael Sonnen

“Depending on the story that you’re telling, you can be relatable to everybody or nobody. I try and tell everybody’s story.”

― Chance The Rapper

“Nobody likes high interest rates.”

― Chanda Kochhar

“I realized that my mother was at the center of my work, because now that my mother is no longer there, there’s nobody left.”

― Chantal Akerman

“Nobody picks on a strong man.”

― Charles Atlas

“If there’s no relationship with a father who’s absent, nobody talks about it.”

― Charles B. Rangel

“Nobody doesn’t like meat.”

― Charles Barkley

“All I want to do is get me a piece of land someplace where I can say, ‘This is home,’ and I got nobody bothering me.”

― Charles Bradley

“I don’t go on nobody’s stage before I give praise to God.”

― Charles Bradley

“Indeed, for all Donald Trump’s railing about the efforts to curb climate change, nobody in his administration seems to have paid any attention to what they actually are.”

― Charles C. Mann

“Actors can’t retire. If actors retired, there would be nobody left to play old, wrinkly people. You have to keep going, darling – don’t you?”

― Charles Dance

“I like to be busy. I once shared an agent with the late Sir John Gielgud, who, at 96, was apparently still ringing up, saying, ‘Hello, Gielgud here, any work?’ Good on him. We’ve got to keep working. If we retire, there’ll be nobody to play the old wrinklies, and that would be a dreadful shame.”

― Charles Dance

“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”

― Charles Dudley Warner

“Perhaps nobody ever accomplishes all that he feels lies in him to do; but nearly every one who tries his power touches the walls of his being.”

― Charles Dudley Warner

“Typically, when there are corporate habits that undermine individuals, it has emerged without any sort of central planning. Nobody sits down and says, ‘I’m going to create an evil habit for this corporation.’”

― Charles Duhigg

“I would rather do a play because it’s instantaneous. You go on the stage, and you know whether it’s happening or not. Somebody asked me ‘What is acting?’ And I said, ‘Acting is listening.’ And if you ain’t listening, nobody’s listening.”

― Charles Durning

“It was strange, in a way, because there were no ideas involved in the laser that weren’t already known by somebody 25 years before lasers were discovered. The ideas were all there; just, nobody put it together.”

― Charles H. Townes

“Classical music has become rarefied, like a maiden aunt that nobody wants to talk to.”

― Charles Hazlewood

“There is nobody who would want, in any way, to lose what Paul Volcker won for the American people by fighting inflation and achieving price stability.”

― Charles L. Evans

“McCabe’s Law: Nobody has to do anything.”

― Charles McCabe

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

― Charles Perrault

“Nobody should hit .200. Anybody should hit .250.”

― Charley Lau

“Nobody gave me anything.”

― Charlie Murphy

“Nobody loves the Boston Marathon as much as the people who make fun of it year after year. This was the race that previously offered as a prize a not particularly expensive medal, a laurel wreath, and a bowl of beef stew. This was the race that, on one memorable occasion, nobody knew who actually won.”

― Charlie Pierce

“This has been the new normal since September 11. Everyone knows, but nobody says, that if something happens again, the elite consensus in this country, and the overwhelming consensus of the citizenry, will be to pitch the Bill of Rights out the window and start rounding folks up.”

― Charlie Pierce

“I’d make a comment at a meeting and nobody would even acknowledge me. Then some man would say the same thing and they’d all nod.”

― Charlotte Bunch

“What I like about New York City is nobody cares. If they do, they don’t ever approach. They just give you a ‘What’s up?’ and that’s it.”

― Chaske Spencer

“Nobody loses gracefully and easily, but there is a way to go about it.”

― Chauncey Billups

“I came here knowing nobody. I worked clubs as a singer and even the doors a few times before I landed some TV roles.”

― Chazz Palminteri

“There’s times where you think, ‘Gosh, what if nobody ever wants to hear what I have to say?’”

― Chelsea Handler

“I got to that desperate place where nobody could help me but God.”

― Cheryl James

“Nobody just said, ‘Here, be a star!’ I’ve joked many times that I was a seven-year overnight success.”

― Cheryl Ladd

“My concept of an advice giver had been a therapist or a know-it-all, and then I realized nobody listens to the know-it-alls. You turn to the people you know, the friend who has been in the thick of it or messed up – and I’m that person for sure.”

― Cheryl Strayed

“I may be president of the United States, but my private life is nobody’s damned business.”

― Chester A. Arthur

“I guess I look so straight and normal, nobody expects me to pick my nose and fall.”

― Chevy Chase

“Nobody prepares you for what happens when you get famous, and I didn’t handle it well.”

― Chevy Chase

“Seattle very much benefited from this geography where it was a town nobody had really heard of in terms of a music scene. So we had that factor of being a new discovery.”

― Chris Cornell

“I felt like I couldn’t meet a single rich person. Regardless of where I live, they don’t want to talk to me. I threw a barbecue and invited the whole neighborhood, and nobody showed up.”

― Chris Cubas

“Everybody goes and sees ‘Fantastic Four,’ but nobody sees ‘Sunshine.’ I’d have a different career if people saw that.”

― Chris Evans

“All my good movies, nobody sees.”

― Chris Evans

“Salespeople are the most important people in any organization. Until a salesperson gets an order, nobody in the company has a job.”

― Chris Gardner

“Be bold enough to find the one thing that you are passionate about. It might not be what you were trained to do. But be bold enough to do the one thing. Nobody needs to dig it but you.”

― Chris Gardner

“When I was growing up, I think I was expected to be seen and not heard. You’re this little, nerdy kid; no one wants to hear about how sad you are. Nobody wants to hear that you feel lonely.”

― Chris Gethard

“Music was something that nobody in my family does.”

― Chris Lane

“Economically, unfair trade will benefit nobody in the long run, as poorer countries will be bled totally dry and will become unable to produce anything.”

― Chris Martin

“Everybody likes to listen to a song because it’s fun, and nobody wants to sit around and listen to ‘I-really-have-to-analyze-these-lyrics’ songs all the time.”

― Chris Stapleton

“One of the first records I bought for myself was a Keith Whitley record. I still love the ‘L.A. to Miami’ album. There were so many things on there – ‘Miami, My Amy,’ ‘Ten Feet Away,’ ‘Nobody in His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her.’ I can put that album on repeat and listen.”

― Chris Young

“I’ve heard rumors about myself that are true – and nobody likes that. But there’s actually something very liberating when you hear a false rumor because you realize there’s nothing you can do. People are going to say whatever they want – especially on chat boards.”

― Christian Borle

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

― Christian Pulisic

“I can promote until I am blue in the face, but ultimately nobody knows what makes a hit.”

― Christian Slater

“Let me tell you something: if you’re on an island for three and a half months and you’re four and a half hours by boat from the nearest store, and there’s nobody but 30 crew members on the island, I guarantee that you’d be running around without your clothes on.”

― Christopher Atkins

“I’ve always been fascinated by real scientists – Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and so many others – how they’ve come up with solutions to very complicated problems that nobody else can seem to figure out.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“I guess nobody can teach you the knack, or whatever it is, that helps you come to life on stage.”

― Christopher Lloyd

“When I teach seminars, I tell people, ‘Your stuff has to look like something that’s out there, because otherwise nobody will take a chance on you.’”

― Christopher Moore

“I want to paint Montreal as a rather fantastic city, which it was, because nobody knows today what it was like. And I’m one of the last survivors, or rapidly becoming one.”

― Christopher Plummer

“I make movies that nobody will see. I’ve made movies that even I have never seen.”

― Christopher Walken

“It’s interesting – a lot of good actors are good mimes. But I’m terrible. If I tried to do an impression, nobody would know what I was doing.”

― Christopher Walken

“Being on ‘Bandstand’ was like getting a Nobel Prize. From 3 o’clock in the afternoon until 5:30, nobody was on the street. They were watching ‘Bandstand.’”

― Chubby Checker

“Nobody wants the United States to default on its debt. Nobody. But, at some point in time, we’ve got to address the fiscal woes of this nation.”

― Chuck Fleischmann

“There’s nobody in the world I wouldn’t fight.”

― Chuck Liddell

“Reality means you live until you die. The real truth is nobody wants reality.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“I believe in something. But I don’t believe that anything can hold a grudge for long enough to condemn its creation to eternal punishment. Nobody can hold a grudge that long, even God.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“People don’t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messed cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Nobody’s told me anything to date that I’ve been completely reviled by.”

― Chuck Palahniuk

“Really, I’m trying to retire. It’s just nobody will let me!”

― Cilla Black

“Nobody in my family ever thought that I’d a be a model.”

― Cindy Crawford

“It just kills me when these girls look at magazines and wish they could look like that. I try to tell them, ‘Nobody looks like that. Everything’s airbrushed.’”

― Cindy Margolis

“Nobody wants to sell their child, but what they wind up doing is selling their child to be able to support their family.”

― Cindy McCain

“Everybody’s business is nobody’s business, and nobody’s business is my business.”

― Clara Barton

“With new technologies promising endless conveniences also comes new vulnerabilities in terms of privacy and security. And nobody is immune.”

― Clara Shih

“What you did, nobody wants to know about it, unless you did something exciting.”

― Clarence Clemons

“Nobody played instruments in my family. My father got that bug and said he wants his son to play saxophone.”

― Clarence Clemons

“There’s nobody who loves being around actors working more than David Mamet, especially actors bringing his tremendous dialogue to life. I’ve never seen a movie director who was happier to be directing a movie than Dave.”

― Clark Gregg

“Nobody has time to keep trying on a load of things in the morning like a teenager.”

― Claudia Schiffer

“It is possible to think that the Internet will be a net positive for society while admitting that there are significant downsides – after all, it’s not a revolution if nobody loses.”

― Clay Shirky

“If you don’t have an E-mail address, you’re in the Netherworld. If you don’t have your own World Wide Web page, you’re a nobody.”

― Clifford Stoll

“In ‘Gran Torino,’ I play a guy who’s racially offensive. But he learned. It shows that you’re never too old to learn and embrace people that you don’t understand to begin with. It seems like nobody else got that message, I guess.”

― Clint Eastwood

“Nobody looks like they did when they were 20, so why not take advantage of the fact that you’re changing, emotionally as well as physically?”

― Clint Eastwood

“Nobody cares for the product I, and a host of other horror directors, make.”

― Clive Barker

“She had the kids during the day and I would have them at night. That way they were never alone. I would put the kids to bed, and then I had nothing to do and nobody to talk to, so I would write.”

― Clive Cussler

“Nobody gives a damn about the Merrimac. You know how it is. Winners write the history books.”

― Clive Cussler

“To this day, there’s nobody, nobody that sounds like Janice Joplin.”

― Clive Davis

“I’ve kind of gotten mad over the years, reading different Punisher stories and seeing multiple Punisher movies. Nobody gets the character right.”

― CM Punk

“It is so difficult if nobody in the family will guide you.”

― Coco Martin

“Nobody is keeping me from using my last name.”

― Cody Rhodes

“My first album, I had to write everything. Nobody was going to send me stuff just because I had a little success.”

― Cole Swindell

“I made the tenor sax – there’s nobody plays like me and I don’t play like anybody else.”

― Coleman Hawkins

“Nobody can fail to lose weight in the jungle, unless they’ve got a secret stash of pork pies somewhere.”

― Colin Baker

“There are lots of countries that are having these kinds of internal civil wars in other parts of the world and nobody is talking about intervening.”

― Colin Powell

“I was re-watching ‘E.T.’ recently, and that scene where they’re all around the pizza, bringing the pizza in, and gambling and stuff together, it’s such an amazing tone, it’s so rough, and nobody’s really talking about anything, and it feels like you’re in that room with them.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Nobody wants to make a bad ‘Flight of the Navigator’ remake. There’s just no interest. We’re going to do it if it’s good.”

― Colin Trevorrow

“Nobody knows what goes on behind the scenes with a YouTuber.”

― Colleen Ballinger

“The novel space is a pure space. I’m nobody once I go into that room. I’m not gay, I’m not bald, I’m not Irish. I’m not anybody. I’m nobody. I’m the guy telling the story, and the only person that matters is the person reading that story, the target. It’s to get that person to feel what I’m trying to dramatize.”

― Colm Toibin

“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”

― Conan O’Brien

“Nobody is my boss.”

― Conor McGregor

“I grew up in a house where nobody had to tell me to go to school every day and do my homework.”

― Constance Baker Motley

“When ‘Entourage’ came out, there wasn’t Twitter or any of this access to celebrities. ‘Entourage,’ for me, let you inside of a world that nobody really knew about.”

― Constance Zimmer

“We’re all made to make mistakes; nobody’s perfect.”

― Corey Feldman

“I can walk down the street and nobody knows who I am.”

― Corey Stoll

“Nobody can dare me to do anything that I don’t come up with on my own.”

― Corey Taylor

“Nobody expected Darryl Glenn to win, and he’s won every time.”

― Cory Gardner

“The fact is, our men and women in uniform, the bravest in the world, did everything they could to protect this country from a terror threat and to protect others from the terror threat that was Saddam Hussein. And nobody can deny that we are in a better place because Saddam Hussein is dead.”

― Cory Gardner

“I played in school jazz bands and tried to start rock bands, but nobody was interested.”

― Courtney Barnett

“I just want to be self-sustainable so that I can continue to just do what I like to do and not make a million dollars. Nobody needs a million dollars.”

― Courtney Barnett

“It’s a bit odd that nobody seems to be using the correct technical term to describe organized Islamic terrorists. They are not a faction of a religion or a social movement. They are a cult. A suicide cult.”

― Craig Bruce

“Nobody knows how long they have left on Earth. There’s no guarantees, and for me, when they tell you – not once, twice, three times – ‘You’ve got a couple weeks to live,’ or a couple months, you have to determine how you want to do that.”

― Craig Sager

“Some filmmakers set out to re-create the theater experience they got on Broadway. They kept everything the same. They shot the original casts. We reinvent the whole thing, look at it solely as a movie. We pretend that nobody saw ‘Chicago’ or ‘Hairspray.’”

― Craig Zadan

“I was a poor kid. I grew up watching film and television but primarily television. And I graduated high school, and I knew I wanted to go to college because nobody in my family had. So I was like, ‘I’ll go and be a theater major.’”

― Cress Williams

“Sometimes people fight with injuries and nobody knows, so it’s important for the fans to see what we do to – for everything.”

― Cris Cyborg

“Who inside MMA that’s a champion goes to fight Muay Thai? Nobody. But I love competing.”

― Cris Cyborg

“So many people I know are like, ‘Nobody listens to Mumford and Sons anymore.’ But you know what? I love Mumford and Sons. And I will listen to those albums, and I love ’em.”

― Cristin Milioti

“The thing that I like about the way characters are written on the show these days is that nobody’s perfect. Everyone has made a lot of mistakes and bad choices.”

― Crystal Chappell

“I thought it was terrible. I don’t know who to believe. Williams was very loyal and honest. Nobody could ever say different. Sometimes, that got him into a lot of trouble. But after he died and they cut his head off, that made me sick.”

― Curt Gowdy

“In 1984 nobody knew what cable was going to be. It was there, but you didn’t know where it was going.”

― Curtis Armstrong

“As a kid, sometimes you have nobody to turn to. I could always go back to some of the sermons and talk to myself in a righteous manner and put that in a song.”

― Curtis Mayfield

“In Maine, nobody is required to belong to a union or pay dues.”

― Cynthia Dill

“Nobody ever really thought of me as sexy, right? They thought of me as smart and quirky.”

― Cynthia Nixon

“I think that fanaticism is terrific. As long as you don’t have to live with it. Oh, yes, nobody should marry a writer.”

― Cynthia Ozick

“Nobody, no family, is above the law.”

― Cyril Ramaphosa

“Nobody would let us do ‘Crisis’ again.”

― D. A. Pennebaker

“I kind of liked the idea of filming musicians. I could like a musician and know, at the same time, maybe nobody else maybe liked them much or appreciated them.”

― D. A. Pennebaker

“I’ve been doing this for 33 years, and sometimes you make movies and nobody cares. But when people care, it’s the greatest thing in the world – even when it’s passionately against the title – because it’s going to start a conversation.”

― D. B. Sweeney

“There’s nobody tougher on the players than me. Nobody.”

― Dabo Swinney

“Nobody seems to play Yamaha electrics, but it’s the best guitar I own.”

― Daisy Berkowitz

“I’ve been in situations where I was the only black guy. We’re in a time now where nobody wants to see that. But it still happens.”

― Dak Prescott

“My most favorite thing about London is that nobody recognizes me. It’s really… cool.”

― Dakota Johnson

“When anybody is just starting the process of cooking, I always say it takes practice, and nobody got to be a great cook on their first try.”

― Damaris Phillips

“Nobody can stop you but you. And shame on you if you’re the one who stops yourself.”

― Damon Wayans

“Everybody always wants to rebel against their parents’ music, but nobody listened to music louder than my dad.”

― Dan Auerbach

“Nobody has ever convinced me that ancient aliens have visited Earth. Not even close.”

― Dan Brown

“I had never done TV. I think it’s a foolish medium for, most rock ‘n roll music. Nobody ever comes off well on TV.”

― Dan Fogelberg

“Nobody can make a putt that breaks to the right. It’s unnatural. Unless you’re left-handed, of course. Standing over a putt that breaks to the right can actually make you dizzy. I’ve long thought that right-breaking putts are a major contributor to mental and physical ill health.”

― Dan Jenkins

“Nobody else is Tiger Woods. Not on this planet.”

― Dan Jenkins

“I kind of got more interested in writing after I turned in my last college essay and nobody was going to tell me what kind of academic papers to write anymore. I could write whatever I wanted, and I realized that I actually liked it when I could choose what I would write.”

― Dan Millman

“As far as innovation goes, I can tell you that Korean students are reluctant to step out of line. If I ask questions, nobody raises their hands – not because they don’t know the answers, but because they don’t want to step out of line.”

― Dan Shechtman

“With women and women, I think there’s an understanding. Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers, and there are times when we need to be nurtured.”

― Dana Plato

“Nobody knows what a woman feels or experiences but another woman. We are the nurturers and there are times when we need to be nurtured.”

― Dana Plato

“There’s always someone in every group of friends that nobody likes.”

― Dane Cook

“I can do more than just stand-up comedy, and the only way I’ll be able to show that is if I do it myself. Because nobody trusts that I can do it.”

― Dane Cook

“Nobody else feels the same way about your dog that you do.”

― Daniel Clowes

“When I watch Rumble Johnson, he’s a bully. He bullies guys. He makes them go backward, and he traps them. I’m not going to allow that. If he tries to bully me, I’ll stand right in front of him, and if he hits me, I’ll hit him right back. And then we’ll see how the bully handles it when nobody is going to run away from him.”

― Daniel Cormier

“People don’t know how to listen, and it’s not their fault. In school, we learn how to read, we learn how to write – but nobody teaches you how to listen.”

― Daniel H. Pink

“Nobody would say, ‘I’m voting for this guy because he’s got the stronger chin,’ but that, in fact, is partly what happens.”

― Daniel Kahneman

“I think we’ve debunked the myth of talent. It doesn’t appear that there’s anything like a music gene or center in the brain that Stevie Wonder has that nobody else has.”

― Daniel Levitin

“Remember the early days of the Net, when everything was going to be open and free, and we were all going to share information in a techno-utopia? That was great until people realized that their user data could be turned into gold. Now there are billions at stake, and nobody is playing nice anymore.”

― Daniel Lyons

“Nobody ever imagined how quickly the Android mobile-phone platform would take off – not even Andy Rubin, the Silicon Valley engineer who created it.”

― Daniel Lyons

“I’m 5-foot-5, and I’ll wear a big parka and put the hood up, and nobody gives me a second glance.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“There’s no blueprint for where I should be. I see myself as a young, good actor who still has a lot to learn. There’s nobody at any point in their career who is the finished article.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“Instead of dumping all my money on an independent film that nobody would watch and most people would make fun of behind my back, I decided, ‘I’m just going to buy a house.’”

― Daniel Tosh

“It definitely took me a while to adjust to L.A. I came out knowing nobody, and I’d never lived away from home before.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“When I was living on the street I would be standing out in front of Grauman’s Chinese Theater, leaning against my car and signing autographs and nobody had any idea that I was living in it.”

― Danny Bonaduce

“The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.”

― Dante Gabriel Rossetti

“Nobody put the camera on the background singers who were singing. It was on Stevie Wonder. It was on Elton John. It was on whoever was the lead singer out front. We were 20 feet from stardom.”

― Darlene Love

“Who else is willing to fight Woodley at six weeks’ notice? Nobody. That’s why it’s come to me. But I will dethrone the champion and start a new era. I’ll be an active champion, so they can all get in line.”

― Darren Till

“Nobody wants bad cops off the street more than good cops.”

― Darryl Glenn

“Nobody really cares about what other people think anymore; they’re all about themselves.”

― Daryl Hall

“Nobody’s going to sell 10 million records by not working hard.”

― Daryl Hall

“Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.”

― Dave Barry

“Newspaper readership is declining like crazy. In fact, there’s a good chance that nobody is reading my column.”

― Dave Barry

“I came to think that nobody from England could draw American comic books, because they were clearly all done by this sort of Mafia, all these guys with Italian and Irish names who had the whole thing sewn up. It was actually seeing a comic book drawn by Barry Smith, who was about my age, and English.”

― Dave Gibbons

“It was only when I started to dig my heels in that I started to realize that’s what I needed to do – that nobody was going to open the door for me, that I had to make some space.”

― Dave Holland

“Publishers were ever eager for authors to do their own publicity because nobody else was willing to do it for nothing. But then it became clear that if you want somebody to champion the story, there’s nobody better than the person who made it all up.”

― Dave Morris

“I didn’t know a single musical soundtrack, really, growing up. Nobody listened to musicals. That wasn’t a thing I did.”

― Daveed Diggs

“Anybody who goes searching can find enough artistic things I’ve done that nobody can ever say I sold out.”

― David Allan Coe

“I’ve written songs about things that nobody else has ever written about.”

― David Allan Coe

“I have one of those faces that nobody likes.”

― David Alpay

“I’d like to see the giant squid. Nobody has ever seen one. I could tell you people who have spent thousands and thousands of pounds trying to see giant squid. I mean, we know they exist because we have seen dead ones. But I have never seen a living one. Nor has anybody else.”

― David Attenborough

“My grandparents – my mom’s parents – they’re Jewish. But nobody ever pushed religion onto us. It wasn’t something I ever grew up with.”

― David Beckham

“As an adolescent, I was painfully shy, withdrawn. I didn’t really have the nerve to sing my songs on stage, and nobody else was doing them. I decided to do them in disguise so that I didn’t have to actually go through the humiliation of going on stage and being myself.”

― David Bowie

“I thought that I wrote songs and wrote music, and that was sort of what I thought I was best at doing. And because nobody else was ever doing my songs, I felt – you know, I had to go out and do them.”

― David Bowie

“Nobody ever said that Hillary’s nomination would be unopposed or would be something that was foreordained.”

― David Brock

“I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn’t really comfortable with it.”

― David Caruso

“Nobody likes to be rejected, you know?”

― David Cassidy

“The Internet is full of choices, and nobody is going to make the choice to use a product that is hard to use or unattractive.”

― David Cohen

“I never want to play a show where it feels overly programmed, processed, and all that. For anybody that comes to one of our shows, the goal for me is to make sure that’s their show. That nobody else is going to see that show ever again. You know what I mean? I try to make it different every day.”

― David Cook

“We were advised that nobody could stop us from pursuing our craft simply because we had honed, or even developed that craft while working at a company.”

― David Crane

“But with my last film, Spider it was agony. The money was always disappearing, nobody got paid, it was very difficult – and it’s very distracting from the process of making the movie, of course. So I think things have been getting harder and harder.”

― David Cronenberg

“Nobody is going to be as bad for free thinking, right-minded individuals than George Bush.”

― David Cross

“The ethos of 50 years ago was that there was one kind of English that was right and everything else was wrong; one kind of access that was right and everything else was inferior. Then nobody touched language for two generations. When it gradually came back in, we didn’t want to go back to what we did in the 1950s. There’s a new kind of ethos now.”

― David Crystal

“Gandhi was a strange guy. There was this simplistic manner; but nobody knows what it cost to provide the simple life of Mohandas Gandhi. Nobody. He traveled on a train by himself.”

― David Douglas Duncan

“I in no way, shape, or form envision myself as the modern-day Ozzy Osbourne – nobody can.”

― David Draiman

“When I’m swinging well, nobody hits the golf ball any better than I do.”

― David Duval

“Perfume is pretty good because nobody has to hold the product by their face or use it.”

― David Fincher

“Nobody ever won an election by spitting at his political opponents.”

― David Frum

“Everyone should be tested. Whenever they have a check-up, they should test for HIV, because if we can get to a point in our society where everyone is automatically tested, nobody will fall through the net.”

― David Furnish

“There’s a tendency when we write history to do it with the power of hindsight and then assume almost god-like knowledge that nobody living through history has.”

― David Grann

“Nobody complains that Bernini’s sculptures are too darn real, right? Or that Norman Rockwell’s paintings are too creepy. Well, robots can seem real and be loved, too. We’re trying to make a new art medium out of robotics.”

― David Hanson

“We made sure nobody died on the show. We made sure nobody ever drowned on ‘Baywatch.’”

― David Hasselhoff

“The Klitschkos don’t care about being great fighters, whereas I do. They may be big in Switzerland, but so are yodellers, and nobody wants to watch them fight.”

― David Haye

“Nobody strikes a medal for the Royal Military Canal campaign any more, but a pint in the back bar of the ancient Mermaid Inn, perched in front of one of the biggest and oldest inglenooks you’re ever likely to see, is its own reward.”

― David Hewson

“We have to ensure that everybody’s voice is heard equally, or nobody’s will be.”

― David Hogg

“If people perceive ‘Roots’ to be a black history show, nobody is going to watch it.”

― David L. Wolper

“I started off writing kind of big summer, blockbustery kinds of movies, but at that time, I had no name, nobody knew who I was, and somebody told me I can’t write movies that are going to cost $100 million to make and expect someone to buy them; it was just impractical.”

― David Leslie Johnson

“At the end of the day, nobody cares how much you tried, what the deal was, or if you were a good guy or a bad guy.”

― David Lichtenstein

“I think the Occupy movement is absolutely fantastic; in my opinion, it’s probably one of the most important people’s movements of the 21st century and the 20th century. The trouble is that nobody really wants to support what they represent. They are too ‘grassroots’ for their own good.”

― David Lloyd

“Nobody likes to lose a Champions League semi-final.”

― David Luiz

“I love Bob Dylan. Who doesn’t? He tapped into some kind of vein and it keeps on keeping on. There’s nobody like him. He’s unique, and just… way out cool.”

― David Lynch

“An artist makes a painting, and nobody bugs him or her about it. It’s just you and your painting. To me, that’s the way it should be with film as well.”

― David Lynch

“If you start with the mindset that you know nothing, you will learn a lot that nobody knew before.”

― David Maraniss

“First of all, you can make the argument that there’s no such thing as the past. Nobody lived in the past.”

― David McCullough

“I have, I think to do a play a year is very good if you can afford the time and the energy because it’s difficult to do, it’s really the actors medium of course, because you’re really out there and nobody’s yelling cut so, yeah I have.”

― David Naughton

“I think there has never ever been a career like John Williams’. That whole ‘Jaws’ phenomenon – there’s nobody that knows how to use music like Spielberg, and John is just the perfect analog to Spielberg.”

― David Newman

“Fun can happen on the interior. Nobody knows about it, but there are fireworks going on inside your spirit when you hear a great orchestra playing great music.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“High school music teachers… nobody makes a living off it.”

― David Ogden Stiers

“If you ever have the good fortune to create a great advertising campaign, you will soon see another agency steal it. This is irritating, but don’t let it worry you; nobody has ever built a brand by imitating somebody else’s advertising.”

― David Ogilvy

“Nobody realizes that Mormons were the first Americans to settle Las Vegas.”

― David Roberts

“Nobody can be successful if he doesn’t love his work, love his job.”

― David Sarnoff

“We are a system where I can tell you that nobody is doing more for behavioral health care in this country than the VA.”

― David Shulkin

“Nobody teaches you to be a father. Nobody teaches you to be a husband. Nobody teaches you how to be a star. You have to learn to work with the tools.”

― David Soul

“Everyone should be talking to each other to find out why they have the views that they do instead of just getting on Facebook and yelling at each other. Nobody really, really talks. They don’t listen.”

― David Thibodeau

“The Monkees are like the mafia. You’re in for life. Nobody gets out.”

― Davy Jones

“There is only so much you can do if you’re pulling weight and there’s nobody there to play off of. You can’t have those beautiful moments with new actors who are so worried about everything else but the moment.”

― Dawn Olivieri

“I was the first studio executive to meet with Sean Penn after ‘Taps’ in 1981. I was anxious to develop things with him when nobody knew who he was.”

― Dawn Steel

“I always take pride in the fact that nobody can mess with me, and I never let anybody mess with me my entire life.”

― Dean Ambrose

“Whenever I played him, I played Superman as if I had a secret that nobody else knew.”

― Dean Cain

“A patent, or invention, is any assemblage of technologies or ideas that you can put together that nobody put together that way before. That’s how the patent office defines it. That’s an invention.”

― Dean Kamen

“Nobody expects that just because they’ve made computers better they’re going to give them to you free.”

― Dean Kamen

“Nobody wants to feel controlled or treated like a child.”

― Dean Ornish

“When my number is called, nobody cares if I am a starter or not. They just care if I make plays or if I’m productive.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“New York has always been a city of change and a city about change, and it is a back-leading development. Nobody’s going to want to come to New York if it looks like another strip mall.”

― Debbie Harry

“The greatest artists know how to entertain, or else nobody would read them.”

― Deborah Moggach

“I’d like to be a jazz singer, but I couldn’t possibly do it; nobody would want me, anyway.”

― Deborah Moggach

“A big part of the equation for ‘Winter’s Bone’ was making it for so little that we owe nobody. We had a guaranteed loan and were able to pay it back.”

― Debra Granik

“I’ve seen comparisons between myself and Bobby Moore. It’s nice to be told there are similarities, but nobody will come close to him – what a player, what a man!”

― Declan Rice

“’The Wire’ fans are very specific and hard core. Nobody is neutral about ‘The Wire.’ You either love it, or you couldn’t watch it, and there is no in-between.”

― Deirdre Lovejoy

“I wanted to do something that nobody else was doing. I didn’t have a mentor. There were no other women on the radio.”

― Delilah

“Every time I shoot a turnaround, I feel like nobody can block it.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“Day 1, when I was drafted to the Toronto Raptors, they had this stigma on them: Every guy leaves. Nobody wants to be here. Superstars, nobody wants to play in Canada. From Day 1, my whole mindset and approach to the game, being in Toronto, was I wanted to change that whole narrative to that whole organization.”

― DeMar DeRozan

“Being a celebrity can be dangerous. Nobody says ‘no.’”

― Demi Lovato

“I have seen journals with good financial backing and editorial support die because they looked so bad nobody wanted to publish them.”

― Denis Dutton

“Nobody can make more fun of me than I already make of myself.”

― Denis Leary

“Anybody who’s done standup will tell you that there’s nothing like it. The show starts at 8:00, the curtain goes up and there’s nobody else except you and the audience, and you just perform for them for two hours. Nobody yells, ‘Cut!’ There are no retakes. That is still the most exciting medium for me, and I love it.”

― Denis Leary

“I think it was 1987 – something like that – or ’86, and I thought, ‘When you go equity and you’re gonna get paid, you’ll finally be able to make a living.’ But it was not to be so. I always bartended and waited tables so I ended up not doing theater for about a year because nobody would hire me.”

― Denis O’Hare

“I’ve been watching ‘Lost’ on DVD recently. I keep thinking, ‘Where are those actors now?’ Nobody knows.”

― Denis O’Hare

“There’s always these giant baffling books, like ‘The Da Vinci Code.’ People say it’s not as well written as ‘Midnight’s Children.’ Why aren’t people reading ‘Midnight’s Children?’ Nobody knows why these phenomenons happen but they’re great.”

― Denise Mina

“I was very aware of office politics because I was so baffled by them. So much so goes unsaid. No one says ‘you’re a cheeky so-and-so,’ no one says ‘you’re so moody,’ nobody ever confronts anyone else about anything. But I’m very crass, and I’m very confrontational, and I have a temper. I had to be hyper-vigilant in every office I worked in.”

― Denise Mina

“People are very frightened in publishing at the moment. Nobody knows what sells. More so now because the market’s changing so fundamentally because of Kindle and electronic publishing. It’s a fundamental shift in the way stories are put out into the world.”

― Denise Mina

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

― Dennis Rodman

“As an Aquarius, I was born an outsider. I’m awkward at social events. I can be social, but I feel like nobody truly understands who I am.”

― Denzel Curry

“I don’t judge nobody.”

― Denzel Curry

“Everybody wants freedom. You don’t want to be shackled, especially as an artist. Nobody wants to be shackled, at the end of the day.”

― Denzel Curry

“The English language is nobody’s special property. It is the property of the imagination: it is the property of the language itself.”

― Derek Walcott

“Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.”

― Desi Arnaz

“When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks. There were bets all over the country, with astronomical odds against us.”

― Desi Arnaz

“Nobody sees themselves as being an evil person or doing something for a bad reason. There’s always something that justifies it to themselves.”

― Devin Druid

“I went from a nobody to a somebody.”

― Devon Cajuste

“I aspire to be an icon in a womanly, healthy way. I don’t want to be some skinny, gaunt model nobody can relate to.”

― Devon Windsor

“I think – I think the real nightmare place now is less Afghanistan than it is Pakistan. I mean, again, Pakistan is this gigantic country, deeply troubled, kind of almost ungovernable, sitting on top of probably 50 or 60 nuclear warheads. Nobody really knows where the warheads are; the Americans certainly don’t know where they are.”

― Dexter Filkins

“When I’m in the Switzerland backcountry and nobody around looks like me, people were like, ‘Can I touch your hair?’”

― Dhani Jones

“There’s probably no experience more alienating than fame, other than a terminal illness, where you actually find yourself in a situation that nobody around you can relate to.”

― Diablo Cody

“Without Dusty Rhodes, there is no Diamond Dallas Page. He took me under his wing and believed in me when nobody did – nobody.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“Nobody can pull you down more than you.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“When you become a wrestler at 35 and your career takes off at 40, nobody believes in you. But there are some people out there who watch how I did it, and I did it through intense work ethic.”

― Diamond Dallas Page

“I’ve read a lot of classic literature from assorted cultures, and always glad to read more when one comes across my path – but why be embarrassed by the fact that flesh and blood has limits? Nobody’s read everything.”

― Diana Gabaldon

“I really believe there are things nobody would see if I didn’t photograph them.”

― Diane Arbus

“After I outlined ‘Catering to Nobody,’ I went and worked for a caterer. And the other thing I had to do was to talk to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department about how they investigated a crime.”

― Diane Mott Davidson

“When I started to write culinary mysteries, I did it because nobody was doing it anymore.”

― Diane Mott Davidson

“We’re a depraved civilization. All this technology, all the computer games and the iPhones… nobody will sit for art anymore. What a dismaying state of humanity.”

― Diane Paulus

“Nobody is going to try to confiscate guns, although some Web sites know better: President Obama, they are certain, wants to.”

― Dick Cavett

“First job I had, I was 17 years old. I was primarily the mail room boy at the radio station. An FM station. And in those days, nobody listened to FM.”

― Dick Clark

“What I implore you to do is believe that if you make courageous choices and bet on yourself and put yourself out there that you will have an impact as a result of what you do, and you don’t need to know now what that will be, or how that will happen, because nobody ever does.”

― Dick Costolo

“Today, if you’re not an alcoholic, you’re nobody.”

― Dick Van Dyke

“I grew up thinking a bit of pushing and shoving was completely normal. Then I suddenly learned that if you kick another player, you get in trouble. Nobody had ever reprimanded me for that before.”

― Diego Costa

“Nobody comes back from a serious injury and is the same after a month or even three months. You should play in the reserves; you get your muscle back and regain your match rhythm. Psychologically, you need to build your confidence back up and you hope there are no complications. Even in a settled side, it’s hard.”

― Diego Forlan

“I’m from a very, very rural place. There’s really nobody out there, just roads and farms.”

― Diego Klattenhoff

“I think if you look at Sam Raimi and Jim Cameron, those guys know things about filmmaking that almost nobody knows anymore. They are students of film from when they handmade films themselves, you know cut films with their own hands and razor blades and tape.”

― Dileep Rao

“There’s always something getting in the way – other fights being made or money and politics ruining things – but after I finish Chisora, nobody can deny me my shot.”

― Dillian Whyte

“Nobody knows the man behind Rajesh Khanna, because that never existed. In his last few days, he had told me, ‘Pack up, show is over.’”

― Dimple Kapadia

“After all, I’m nobody to tell the U-19s how they should lead their lives. My job is to give them the belief, it’s better than just advice. We love guys who go through their journey themselves.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“But at the end of the day, I am a firm believer of the fact that if I can do well nobody can stop me.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“Nobody taught Picasso how to paint – he learned for himself. And nobody can teach you to be a producer. You can learn the mechanics, but you can’t learn what’s right about a script or a director or an actor. That comes from instinct and intuition. It comes from inside you.”

― Dino De Laurentiis

“With Del Shannon – and I’ve got to tell you this – there’s nobody probably on the face of the earth that I identified more with musically. We used to sit and sing George Jones and Hank Williams tunes.”

― Dion DiMucci

“I don’t give advice. 90% of the time nobody takes it anyway. I will give encouragement and if asked a question as to how, or why I did certain things and if I think this will help whomever is asking the question I will do this.”

― Dionne Warwick

“We first started to rent old VFW halls in Philly or whatever; we rented kegs and did parties and played our own music. We had to find a way to do it because nobody else was helping us, and I think now it’s important to keep those dialogues happening, those parties happening.”

― Diplo

“I don’t understand this concept of women-oriented films or stories based on women, because nobody uses the term, a ‘man-oriented’ film. Why do you have to separate girls from boys?”

― Disha Patani

“From being a nobody in the industry to getting so much love, it has been an amazing journey.”

― Disha Patani

“You gotta water your plants. Nobody can water them for you.”

― DJ Khaled

“The new Khaled is enjoying life, man. Because you know what, nobody is going to congratulate you on what you really deserve.”

― DJ Khaled

“When I was a kid, nobody in my family had a car. And I didn’t have many toys. The only toys I had were the ones I would steal.”

― DMX

“I don’t kiss nobody’s butt.”

― Dolly Parton

“Nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I’ve got. Somebody’s got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain’t got this, somebody ain’t got that. Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate.”

― Dolly Parton

“I don’t have maids or servants, and my husband and I love waking up early and going to the 24-hour supermarket when there is nobody else there.”

― Dolly Parton

“I can’t keep somebody from being a star, and I can’t make somebody a star, and nobody can.”

― Dolly Parton

“You have to do something different, or you are just the guy who goes out there and has a great match, but nobody cares. You have to have different layers to your character.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“Nobody works harder than me in the ring; no one steals the show more often, and no one gets better reactions for a guy who’s not even part of huge storylines.”

― Dolph Ziggler

“I was in ‘Harry Potter,’ and nobody on the street recognizes me from that. Nobody on the street has ever stopped me from ‘Harry Potter!’”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“No one can give me advice on ‘Star Wars’ because nobody knows what I’m doing in ‘Star Wars.’”

― Domhnall Gleeson

“Nobody should expect an actor to have these wonderful ideas and concepts about the world: they pretend to be other people for a living.”

― Dominic Cooper

“It is in nobody’s interest that groups should find themselves excluded from society.”

― Dominic Grieve

“Nobody in this country goes around saying: ‘I’m feeling very oppressed by the E.U.’ Well, one or two people do, but they’re a bit odd. Ultimately, if they’re getting oppressed by the E.U., they’re going to start to feel oppressed by something else and just switch to a new subject of oppression.”

― Dominic Grieve

“I don’t mind to speak about myself until a certain point, but I think there’s also stuff which is for myself that nobody has to know.”

― Dominic Thiem

“I never criticized one person in any way that I did not believe was true. How am I a mean guy if I’m telling the truth? Because nobody wants to hear the truth.”

― Dominick Cruz

“Nobody can deny there is a rise of Islamic fundamentalism.”

― Dominique de Villepin

“Nobody really invents anything that hasn’t been done before.”

― Don Cornelius

“There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.”

― Don Herold

“Nobody can see into the future. Nobody knows what going to go on.”

― Don Mattingly

“I had asthma when I was a kid, asthma so bad that it would turn into pneumonia and I almost died several times. Nobody knew why back then, but now it’s obvious.”

― Don McLean

“Show business is my life. When I was a kid I sold insurance, but nobody laughed.”

― Don Rickles

“I always rib people, but nobody ever gives me a hard time. I don’t know why. Maybe they’re afraid of what I might say. There’s probably a lesson in that somewhere, but I don’t know what it is.”

― Don Rickles

“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

“The 347 wins is the thing I’m most proud of. Nobody’s even close to it.”

― Don Shula

“The tortured similes, the brooding introspection, the jaundiced view of society – nobody ever has any fun in a Ross Macdonald book.”

― Donald E. Westlake

“Writing is a very strenuous thing – it’s like banging your head against a wall. At the end of the day, acting is better, just because nobody ever asked me if I wanted a Pellegrino in the writer’s room.”

― Donald Glover

“I am worried that algorithms are getting too prominent in the world. It started out that computer scientists were worried nobody was listening to us. Now I’m worried that too many people are listening.”

― Donald Knuth

“I was offered a choice of a flat salary up front or a percentage of the film’s future earnings. I took the up front money. Nobody could have figured what Halloween would ultimately become.”

― Donald Pleasence

“I own buildings. I’m a builder; I know how to build. Nobody can build like I can build. Nobody. And the builders in New York will tell you that. I build the best product. And my name helps a lot.”

― Donald Trump

“When my colleagues went to endorse Rob Garagiola, nobody asked me for my opinion about that. And I didn’t ask anybody else. I did what I thought was the right thing to do, and I made a decision, just like they did.”

― Donna Edwards

“Nobody wants you to stop, obviously because you’re a moneymaking machine. But you have to make the decision and you have to move forward. So I took time off to have babies and do all that.”

― Donna Summer

“I don’t want my album coming out with a ‘G’ rating. Nobody would buy it.”

― Donny Osmond

“Any nobody from the folk blues world could avoid being influenced by Woody Guthrie, who is actually of Scottish-Irish ancestry.”

― Donovan

“God knows why nobody ever learns from the preceding generation – but they don’t.”

― Doris Lessing

“One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.”

― Dorothy Canfield Fisher

“Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry.”

― Dorothy Dix

“The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.”

― Dorothy L. Sayers

“If you’re a photographer, they give you a camera. If you’re a writer, they give you a typewriter. If you’re an umpire, they give you an unseen object and they call it a strike zone, and nobody seems to agree with you no matter what you call.”

― Doug Harvey

“The integrity of the game is the umpires. Nobody else. The entire integrity of the game is the umpires.”

― Doug Harvey

“To be a lone filmmaker thousands of miles from home with nobody believing in me, that seems romantic.”

― Doug Liman

“People don’t talk about how hard it is to make a movie. Nobody does. Ever.”

― Doug Liman

“There is nobody that’s ever going to fill Ted Kennedy’s shoes, and that’s a tall order for somebody in the family to try to live up to.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Nobody has trusted the Iranian government from day one, but the idea of just refusing to have any kind of talks is dangerous in the extreme. Every administration says at least that we’re trying to have talks between Israel and Palestine and solve the Middle East peace problem.”

― Douglas Brinkley

“Nobody likes being told who or what they are.”

― Douglas Coupland

“It’s fun to sentimentalize the 20th-century lifestyle and the 20th-century brain, but it helps nobody, it makes you look ancient, there’s no going back, and you’d be miserable if you did.”

― Douglas Coupland

“I just realized at least what I was doing was making a lot of stuff that nobody needed and pushing a consumerist society. So I went to do something else.”

― Douglas Tompkins

“Nevada’s one of the most conservative states in the Union, but you can do what you want in Vegas and nobody judges you.”

― Drew Carey

“I’ve always got stuff in my head in case I meet somebody like Steven Spielberg or someone like that, where I can hopefully say something to them that nobody else has ever said and get a laugh out of them.”

― Drew Carey

“People of my generation who became photographers in the late fifties, early sixties, there were no rewards in photography. There were no museum shows. Maybe MOMA would show something, or Chicago. There were no galleries. Nobody bought photographs.”

― Duane Michals

“If you’re going to figure something out, study ethics. You can ask What’s the answer? What’s Right and Wrong? What I learned is that nobody knows the answer and there is no Right and Wrong. So I’m incapable of becoming a fundamentalist because there are no absolutes, there’s always a what if.”

― Duff Goldman

“Plus, when you get in tough situations, like the bases loaded and nobody out, you never give in.”

― Dwight Gooden

“You got the ball in your hands and you’re in command, and if you get your good pitch where you want it, nobody’s gonna hit you.”

― Dwight Gooden

“Nobody likes to hear it, because it’s dull, but the reason you win or lose is darn near always the same – pitching.”

― Earl Weaver

“If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”

― Earl Wilson

“When we want to have our own style of living, it is nobody’s business but ours. What we do in private is our private business.”

― Eartha Kitt

“The very fact that I became mayor in 1977 conveys how you can’t figure out what the people will do. Nobody thought I would be elected. When I entered I got four percent of the vote in the first poll, four percent.”

― Ed Koch

“I took a page out of the U2 book. They’ve always had a universal approach. Nobody doubts they’re Christian, but there’s an open door for everybody in any faith to consume the music at any level.”

― Ed Kowalczyk

“Nobody is going to tell Ed Schultz what to say.”

― Ed Schultz

“Nobody will ever notice that. Filmmaking is not about the tiny details. It’s about the big picture.”

― Ed Wood

“Why if I had half a chance, I could make an entire movie using this stock footage. The story opens on these mysterious explosions. Nobody knows what’s causing them, but it’s upsetting all the buffalo. So, the military are called in to solve the mystery.”

― Ed Wood

“In the days when I was the big hero, the money wasn’t much. Nobody made anything on television in those days.”

― Edd Byrnes

“I really didn’t want to enter the UFC in a fight that nobody really cared about or where people thought I was just going to whoop some guy.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“When I fought Nick Thompson, I wasn’t experienced enough. That was the first person that put me in a real fight. Before Nick, nobody had put me in a fight where I had to struggle.”

― Eddie Alvarez

“We could hang around for ten years and nobody would care enough to identify us. Therein lies the horror.”

― Eddie Campbell

“’Nutty Professor’ was me going, ‘Say what you want to say, but I can do this, and you can’t, and nobody else in the town can do this.’”

― Eddie Murphy

“Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville.”

― Edgar Bergen

“We all have very personal relationships to what happened on 9/11 and the events after tracking Osama bin Laden. Nobody can escape from the influence of that.”

― Edgar Ramirez

“Nobody is happy when they’re not playing.”

― Edin Dzeko

“Nobody has the right to negatively judge a player like Balotelli, as people can make mistakes.”

― Edinson Cavani

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.”

― Edmund Burke

“Nobody climbs mountains for scientific reasons. Science is used to raise money for the expeditions, but you really climb for the hell of it.”

― Edmund Hillary

“In 1595, by order of the Privy Council, the English armed services abandoned the longbow and fought with muskets for the next two centuries and more. Nobody is sure why.”

― Edmund Morgan

“The one thing that is sort of sneered at and not really believed is bisexuality. Any bisexual man is just seen as a closeted gay man. That shows how narrow-minded people are. The other thing that’s totally neglected and which nobody approves of is celibacy. People again assume that you’re just repressing something.”

― Edmund White

“Nobody in France would ever say ‘He’s a Jewish novelist’ or ‘She’s a black novelist,’ even though people do write about those subjects. It would look absurd to a French person to go into a bookstore and see a ‘Gay Studies’ section.”

― Edmund White

“Childhood is the kingdom where nobody dies. Nobody that matters, that is.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Nobody can teach what is inside a person; it has to be discovered for oneself and a way must be found to express it.”

― Eduardo Chillida

“I feel Irish-Americans are the forgotten minority group. Nobody else is making films about them.”

― Edward Burns

“The ‘Lost’ pilot was wide enough and included enough things so that when Season Five came, and we spent half of the year in 1973, nobody cried foul. It felt like it was already a part of the DNA.”

― Edward Kitsis

“Just because you’ve made a couple movies, you’ve done some good movies, you’ve been nominated for some Academy Awards, whatever, nobody’s entitled. It’s a business. If they don’t see it, I can think they’re wrong, but I’m not entitled to a $15 million budget to make a film.”

― Edward Norton

“You could watch entire villages and see what everyone was doing. I watched NSA tracking people’s Internet activities as they typed. I became aware of just how invasive U.S. surveillance capabilities had become. I realized the true breadth of this system. And almost nobody knew it was happening.”

― Edward Snowden

“When I went into GM there was a lack of morale. The company had gone bankrupt and the people who worked there were embarrassed. Underneath all of, though, there was a will to show what they were capable of, but nobody knew exactly what to do.”

― Edward Whitacre, Jr.

“One reason for keeping Disney animation separate from Pixar was that by solving their own problems when they finished a film, Disney could say, ‘Nobody bailed us out; we did it.’ And it’s a very important social thing for them to do that.”

― Edwin Catmull

“Nobody stands above the law.”

― Ehud Olmert

“In America, nobody’s boyfriend wants them to be smarter than he is, and no one wants to admit it.”

― Eileen Pollack

“Why haven’t I made more movies? Nobody asked me.”

― Elaine Stritch

“I don’t think I’m gonna die tomorrow or even two weeks from now, or even ever. I just don’t know – who the hell knows what’s gonna happen to them? Nobody! Isn’t that comforting? Nobody has a clue. I like that we don’t know. And I like that it’s somebody else’s decision, not mine.”

― Elaine Stritch

“Wouldn’t it be great to see a line in all movie credits that truthfully says, ‘Nobody was harmed in the making of this film, and at the cast party, all animals got a belly belly belly rub.’”

― Elayne Boosler

“Even post-WWII, nobody talked about the Holocaust. It wasn’t until the ’50s that people started talking about it.”

― Eli Roth

“When I read that nobody should ever feel ashamed to be alone or to be in a crowd, I realized that I often felt ashamed of both of those things.”

― Elif Batuman

“’Awkward’ implies both solidarity and implication. Nobody is exempt.”

― Elif Batuman

“Nobody knows through how many thousands of years fighting men have made a place for themselves while the weak and peaceable have gone to the wall.”

― Elihu Root

“Nobody will believe in you but yourself, so you have to be on your own side.”

― Eline Powell

“Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don’t like action and excitement, you don’t go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!”

― Eliot Ness

“Whether it’s a blessing or a curse, I have always played someone like 10 years younger. When I was 23 or 24, I was playing 15 opposite Evan Rachel Wood in a movie called ‘Pretty Persuasion.’ She was 16 and nobody in a million years would have thought I was that much older than her.”

― Elisabeth Harnois

“Nobody’s life is ever all balanced. It’s a conscious decision to choose your priorities every day.”

― Elisabeth Hasselbeck

“When I came to this country in 1958, to be a dying patient in a medical hospital was a nightmare. You were put in the last room, furthest away from the nurses’ station. You were full of pain, but they wouldn’t give you morphine. Nobody told you that you were full of cancer and that it was understandable that you had pain and needed medication.”

― Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.”

― Elizabeth Bowen

“Nobody until very recently would have thought that their husband was supposed to be their best friend, confidante, intellectual soul mate, co-parent, inspiration.”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“People acquire a dog, don’t understand it, can’t train it, get fed up, and… offer it for adoption, hoping to pass on the problem to somebody else. But nobody wants a problem dog.”

― Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

“When I tell people there are three stories in ‘Thunderstruck’ that were from the same wrecked novel, they want to guess what they are. Nobody has. There are no characters or timelines in common. They’re structured very differently. A good novel wouldn’t have pulled apart so easily.”

― Elizabeth McCracken

“I felt like I had to be, you know, perfect, which is ridiculous. Nobody’s perfect.”

― Elizabeth Vargas

“If the notion on this is we’re going to elect somebody to the United States Senate so they can be the 100th least senior person in there and be polite, and somewhere in their fourth or fifth year do some bipartisan bill that nobody cares about, don’t vote for me.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever.’ No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own – nobody.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“I don’t want to go to Washington to be a co-sponsor of some bland little bill nobody cares about. I don’t want to go to Washington to get my name on something that makes small change at the margin.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“If nobody can sell mortgage-backed securities based on trillions of dollars of unpayable instruments, there’s a lot less risk in the overall system.”

― Elizabeth Warren

“Yeah I’m thirty-six, but on the show I’m thirty-two. Nobody wants to watch a thirty-six year old woman, so they decided to make me thirty-two. Much more appealing somehow.”

― Ellen DeGeneres

“Nobody wants to buy a $60,000 electric Civic. But people will pay $90,000 for an electric sports car.”

― Elon Musk

“I have been trying to find out exactly when listeners and performers decided that applause between movements would not be allowed, but nobody seems to have been willing to admit that they were the culprit.”

― Emanuel Ax

“In my country, I am just a common man… a nobody.”

― Emil Zatopek

“Nobody likes feeling like an outsider, so it’s intimidating for young girls to give STEM a try when they look into STEM clubs/classes and see a room full of boys.”

― Emily Calandrelli

“I’m nobody, who are you?”

― Emily Dickinson

“Nobody said being platinum was easy.”

― Emily Weiss

“Everybody has goals, aspirations or whatever, and everybody has been at a point in their life where nobody believed in them.”

― Eminem

“Nobody likes to fail. I want to succeed in everything I do, which isn’t much. But the things that I’m really passionate about, if I fail at those, if I’m not successful, what do I have?”

― Eminem

“I’ve got a Range Rover and a little Mercedes. I normally drive my Range Rover because I feel like a monster in it. Nobody messes with me.”

― Emma Bunton

“Cameron Crowe can write dialogue and shoot it with warmth and humor like nobody else.”

― Emma McLaughlin

“Nobody at Liverpool questions the manager. Jurgen Klopp is a top, top manager.”

― Emre Can

“Irish people are pragmatic. They understand that nobody is going to fix our problems but ourselves.”

― Enda Kenny

“The ocean is like a checking account where everybody withdraws but nobody makes a deposit. This is what’s happening because of overfishing.”

― Enric Sala

“I don’t talk to nobody. You know why? ‘Cause if you ain’t talkin’ money, what the hell you talkin’ bout?”

― Enzo Amore

“There ain’t nobody who’s got enough money to put my back in the ring.”

― Enzo Amore

“Nobody ever wants to see a guy get hurt, because this is how we feed our families.”

― Enzo Amore

“When I created the Cruiserweight division in WCW, nobody called them cruiserweights in the industry at that point. That was a boxing term, not a wrestling term, but I did not want to call them junior heavyweights, light heavyweights, or anything that made them sound diminutive. I wanted it to sound special and cool.”

― Eric Bischoff

“There are very few voices that can speak with any kind of authority or credibility on what happened back during the time when WCW and WWF were going head to head, and I think the audience is interested in that period of time, clearly. And like I said, nobody could speak to it quite the way I could.”

― Eric Bischoff

“From the beginning, I knew intuitively that if nothing else, music was safe, and that nobody could tell me anything about it. Music didn’t need a middleman, whereas all the other things in school needed some kind of explanation.”

― Eric Clapton

“I really liked it best when I was a nobody.”

― Eric Heiden

“It almost seems that nobody can hate America as much as native Americans. America needs new immigrants to love and cherish it.”

― Eric Hoffer

“The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.”

― Eric Hoffer

“Nobody gets irony anymore, as we are now living in the post-ironic age. Once George Bush gets a library, our irony is dead.”

― Eric Idle

“I’m collateral damage. I’m road kill. And in 72 hours, nobody is going to remember who I am nor are they going to care.”

― Eric Massa

“Most phenomenal startup teams create businesses that ultimately fail. Why? They built something that nobody wanted.”

― Eric Ries

“Nobody wants an ugly book.”

― Eric Ripert

“I was raised to believe nobody is above the law – especially not a president.”

― Eric Swalwell

“Nobody likes to be found out, not even one who has made ruthless confession a part of his profession. Any autobiographer, therefore, at least between the lines, spars with his reader and potential judge.”

― Erik Erikson

“It’s like being involved in a detective story, looking for that thing that nobody else has found.”

― Erik Larson

“In a zombie apocalypse movie, nobody’s ever seen a zombie movie. Or in an alien invasion movie, nobody has ever seen an alien invasion movie, like ‘Independence Day.’”

― Ernest Cline

“Dembele has things that nobody else in the squad has – self-confidence, one against one, shooting with both feet, personality.”

― Ernesto Valverde

“I knew that everybody could be replaced. Nobody lasts forever. And if you work for somebody, he’s certainly got the privilege and the right to fire you.”

― Ernie Harwell

“A good puzzle, it’s a fair thing. Nobody is lying. It’s very clear, and the problem depends just on you.”

― Erno Rubik

“Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside.”

― Ernst Lubitsch

“Later we learned that it was one of our own men hanging on the wire. Nobody could do anything for him; two men had already tried to save him, only to be shot themselves.”

― Ernst Toller

“I knew it would happen. I knew I’d be No. 1. I’m a new artist; I don’t know the rules. Nobody told me it wouldn’t happen.”

― Erykah Badu

“I have a master plan as an artist. I’ve always said I’m not going to be punching nobody’s clock. I will work as an artist to survive in this world.”

― Erykah Badu

“Nobody’s going to tell me to rap in an American accent.”

― Estelle

“I’ve had other friends who had such a burning desire to have children: they have this biological ticking clock. I don’t know what happened to mine. Nobody ever wound it up.”

― Esther McVey

“When I started writing my stories, I thought that not only nobody outside my language, but nobody outside my neighbourhood would get them.”

― Etgar Keret

“In the winter, I read next to a wood-burning stove. In the summer, we have a place up in Michigan where I like to read in a hammock. It’s almost entirely hidden by cedar trees and right up by the water. You can climb in there and see nothing but water and be seen by nobody. It’s perfect.”

― Ethan Canin

“But my favorite period for actors is the 70s. I think so many great movies were made in the 70s. The 90s just seem to be a confused decade. Nobody knows, really, what’s going on.”

― Ethan Suplee

“In 1985, the government decided to launch the first satellite. We had huge discussions then that nobody would need that kind of satellite or that it could fall from the sky.”

― Etienne Schneider

“Tastes and behavior are important in economics. Nobody denies that. But the question is: How much of behavior is irrational, and how much of the irrational behavior really affects prices? It turns out that’s very difficult to answer.”

― Eugene Fama

“There’s nobody who doesn’t have problems with the church, because there’s sin in the church. But there’s no other place to be a Christian except the church.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“The priesthood is not dying, but the clerical state is dead. It needs to be buried, preferably with a Viking funeral in Boston Harbor so nobody can miss the spectacle of its passing.”

― Eugene Kennedy

“There are two worlds here in the U.S., especially here in Los Angeles. All the Latinos have watched my shows for 30 years, but Americans haven’t seen them. So I am living in this world where I am a huge star for part of the population and a nobody to the other part.”

― Eugenio Derbez

“Housework is what a woman does that nobody notices unless she hasn’t done it.”

― Evan Esar

“I guess I’m like any other concerned father, except that nobody else’s son guns a cycle over 17 pickups without holding on to the handlebars.”

― Evel Knievel

“People pay a million dollars to be recognized, but nobody cares about them. They cared about me because I did things other men were afraid to do. That’s why my fans identified with me.”

― Evel Knievel

“Your mallet or your stick goes through the instrument, the sound goes out and then wherever the sound goes nobody knows, you know.”

― Evelyn Glennie

“To become a big movie star like Joan Crawford, you need to wear blinders and pay single-minded attention to your career. Nobody paid attention to me, including me.”

― Evelyn Keyes

“Nobody’s expectations are going to be more than mine.”

― Ezekiel Elliott

“Nobody’s free until everybody’s free.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“They talked about how it was our rights as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us.”

― Fannie Lou Hamer

“I wanted to be like some of the other young ladies that were in my school. I used to get picked on in church. Nobody wants to hang out with me. I want to hang out with the cool girls, and I started to take the wrong turn and do things I knew wasn’t right.”

― Fantasia Barrino

“Ain’t nobody more punk rock than Robert Johnson, Lead Belly, even Little Richard.”

― Fantastic Negrito

“Nobody is immune to feeling depressed.”

― Farhan Akhtar

“I ain’t here to tell nobody what’s right or what’s wrong.”

― Fat Joe

“Nobody in my family before me ever had anything.”

― Fat Joe

“What I do like about Donald Trump is that he’s not bought by the lobbyists. He put up his own money, funded his own campaign. That means he’s nobody’s puppet.”

― Fat Joe

“Nobody sets out to break new ground. I think change comes when people have no other choice.”

― Felicia Day

“I created ‘The Guild’ because nobody was offering me the roles I thought I could do best at in Hollywood.”

― Felicia Day

“I think in the acting world you either manage that transition to older roles, or you stick with what you’ve always done and then discover nobody can bear you doing it as an older person.”

― Felicity Kendal

“To preserve our sovereign integrity, we must prove to them nobody need tell us how to hold a clean and democratic election.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“Nobody is impervious to misfortune.”

― Ferdinand Marcos

“Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which.”

― Ferdinand Mount

“During my career several people have tried to push me out the door… Nobody has succeeded yet.”

― Ferdinand Piech

“Nobody has ever gifted me anything.”

― Fernando Torres

“I got my own sound; nobody sounds like me.”

― Fetty Wap

“Don’t let nobody tell you that you can’t do it. Love what you do until you don’t love it anymore. Nothing’s impossible.”

― Fetty Wap

“He always scores the opening goal. Because it is one thing to score 30 goals with hat-tricks in easy wins, and another that 20 of those 30 goals are enough to win 1-0. Nobody does that as well as Diego Costa.”

― Filipe Luis

“Just remember that when I went to New Japan, nobody knew who I was. And I’ve done okay.”

― Finn Balor

“Nobody thought Finn Balor would be in the WWE. Here I am.”

― Finn Balor

“Why should we bother making a super high-quality, expensive album if nobody is going to pay for it anyway and will just download it for free as an MP3 that has no depth whatsoever because of the small file size?”

― Floor Jansen

“I am the best. There is nobody better than me.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“I’m not here to judge Mike Tyson. I’m not here to judge nobody. I’m not here to monitor no other fighters. I respect him for what he did in the sport of boxing. He was an entertainer.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Nobody is faster than me.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“What I learned from boxing and what everyone can take in real life is to follow directions, follow order. Don’t give nobody a hard time.”

― Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

“Shell has poured billions of dollars into offshore Arctic drilling, but no matter how much it spends, it cannot make the effort anything but a terrifying gamble. And if Shell, the most profitable company on Earth, can’t buy its way to safety in Alaska, nobody can.”

― Frances Beinecke

“To whom, then, must I dedicate my wonderful, surprising and interesting adventures? to whom dare I reveal my private opinion of my nearest relations? the secret thoughts of my dearest friends? my own hopes, fears, reflections and dislikes? Nobody!”

― Frances Burney

“I have got a few misters interested but nobody special these days.”

― Francesca Annis

“In the theatre, once you’ve gone about eight rows back, everybody else is just listening to you. You’re very small, and nobody can really see what you’re doing.”

― Francesca Annis

“The fortune which nobody sees makes a person happy and unenvied.”

― Francis Bacon

“Nobody gets argued all the way into becoming a believer on the sheer basis of logic and reason. That requires a leap of faith.”

― Francis Collins

“A cardinal principle that we must not stray from – no exceptions – is that your genetic information is your business in terms of who sees it. Nobody should be gaining access to that information without your explicit permission, and nobody should be requiring you to take a genetic test unless you decide that that’s what you want to do.”

― Francis Collins

“Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I’m a sloppy filmmaker.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“Everyone complains of his memory, and nobody complains of his judgment.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“The generality of virtuous women are like hidden treasures, they are safe only because nobody has sought after them.”

― Francois de La Rochefoucauld

“I photographed Alek Wek. She was amazing, and nobody knew about her then. It was a really strong photograph of her.”

― Francois Nars

“Let’s make a deal with the Serbs. Neither history nor emotion in the Balkans will permit multinationalism. We have to give up on the illusion of the last eight years… Dayton isn’t working. Nobody – except diplomats and petty officials – believes in a sovereign Bosnia and the Dayton accords.”

― Franjo Tudjman

“Criminals know that if they stay under certain thresholds, nobody is going to come after them.”

― Frank Abagnale

“Most people want to be on TV as much as possible. I went up the ranks so fast because I was doing impressions, and nobody was really doing it when I started. I never got a chance to explore what’s my comfort level onstage.”

― Frank Caliendo

“You can stand at a bar and scream all you want about who was the greatest athlete and which was the greatest sports dynasty, and you can shout out your precious statistics, and maybe you’re right, and maybe the red-faced guy down the bar – the one with the foam on his beer and the fancy computer rankings – is right, but nobody really knows.”

― Frank Deford

“Before the first year, nobody gave it a chance. Now, 36 years later, everybody knows Monday Night Football.”

― Frank Gifford

“There was nobody telling me, ‘You should be an artist,’ or, ‘You should be an actor.’”

― Frank Grillo

“There’s nobody in the arts in my family. It was kind of embarrassing to even say that I wanted to be an actor.”

― Frank Grillo

“I love players like Thurston Moore. I mean, you can put notes down on a sheet of paper, and if you practice and get your chops up, you can play like an Eddie Van Halen or a Steve Vai. But nobody can do what Thurston Moore does; he’s his own guy. He talks through his instrument in a language that’s all his own.”

― Frank Iero

“Nobody expects a footballer to have any kind of an IQ, which is a bit of an unfair stereotype.”

― Frank Lampard

“Every life is a mystery. There is nobody whose life is normal and boring.”

― Frank McCourt

“I didn’t know you could write about yourself. Nobody ever told me about this.”

― Frank McCourt

“I was just dreaming, and if, if I’d written the book and nobody wanted it, I would have put it in the drawer and said, ‘Well, I did that.’”

― Frank McCourt

“Teachers have a million stories, but nobody consults them.”

― Frank McCourt

“But I’m not trying to convince anybody how to vote or how to live. Nobody’s ever successfully accused me of being realistic.”

― Frank Miller

“But I’m not going to walk Barry Bonds, like some teams do, in the first inning with nobody on.”

― Frank Robinson

“You are you, and nobody else can do what you do. But a little talent can help.”

― Frank Vincent

“Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting.”

― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“The trouble with being punctual is that nobody’s there to appreciate it.”

― Franklin P. Jones

“Being part of the E.U. in Poland means that for the first time in a millennium, nobody disputes Poland’s borders, and it brought a level of freedom that Poland has never known before.”

― Frans Timmermans

“Nobody understands another’s sorrow, and nobody another’s joy.”

― Franz Schubert

“If only your pure and clean mind could touch me, dear Haydn, nobody has a greater reverence for you than I have.”

― Franz Schubert

“Then, all of a sudden, he stopped and nobody heard from him or got a response to orders. At this point Rod Walker looked him up and found he was living in a commune and seemed to be dropping out of the hobby.”

― Fred Davis

“I started out as a writer of fiction, but nobody wanted to publish my work as a young man. So I decided to put my interest in the narrative writing of biographies.”

― Fred Kaplan

“Nobody wants to open a business near a Superfund site and risk being sued.”

― Fred Thompson

“He’s been my number one influence. If you say Tupac didn’t influence you, then you don’t really need to be rapping because nobody evokes that kind of emotion on a track like Tupac does.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“Nobody else was saying what he said on air, and sometimes he pushed the envelope when he said the newest Jay Z line with a Michael Jordan highlight. But Stuart Scott was an artist.”

― Freddie Gibbs

“I like colorful stuff. I like wearing stuff that nobody is wearing. That’s why I wear the bear hat. I’ll wear the whole mink.”

― French Montana

“Above all, be suspicious of your fatherland. Nobody is more inclined to become a murderer than a fatherland.”

― Friedrich Durrenmatt

“I was something that is always hated in Hollywood – a perfectionist; nobody likes a perfectionist, you know.”

― Fritz Lang

“I feel like I’m doing something in Atlanta that nobody ever did as far as rap. If it happens to end up on the top 40 or the pop charts, it doesn’t mean I meant to go pop. It’s just where the music took me. It started at the bottom, and it rises.”

― Future

“A store is just a collection of content. The Steam store is this very safe, boring entertainment experience. Nobody says, ‘I’m going to play the Steam store now.’”

― Gabe Newell

“Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.”

― Gabriel Garcia Marquez

“We must always give preference to the collective. We have to play as Brazil. Nobody is a lone protagonist.”

― Gabriel Jesus

“Whenever somebody hates you too much it usually means they have deeper feelings for you because nobody bothers to hate you unless they actually feel something.”

― Gabriel Mann

“I felt nobody would understand what was going on in my mind.”

― Gabriela Sabatini

“In a way, publishing in 2005 was similar to publishing in 1950. Nobody kept blogs; that was still optional. I didn’t even have a website then.”

― Gabrielle Zevin

“It’s so nice that there’s all this new space for new, good content. It’s good news for us actors, since nobody makes real independent films anymore.”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“If you live in a place that you perceive to be a crowded place, you appreciate government; you see it as this thing that protects you against crime, that keeps order, that makes sure that nobody puts a massage parlor next to your house, that keeps other people’s dogs from pooping on the sidewalk.”

― Gail Collins

“If immigration reform passes, it’ll be a big victory for sanity – nobody really believes it’s healthy for a country to have millions and millions of undocumented noncitizens living in the shadows. But it’ll also be a sign that the Republican Party has gotten tired of letting the Tea Party push it around.”

― Gail Collins

“When people say this isn’t the America they grew up in, they’re right. Nobody gets to grow old in the America they grew up in.”

― Gail Collins

“Volleyball is a Jewish sport. It’s fun, and nobody can get hurt.”

― Gail Parent

“You have a new role: family caregiver. It’s a role nobody applies for. You don’t expect it. You won’t be prepared. You probably won’t even identify yourself as a caregiver.”

― Gail Sheehy

“You know, I lose patience really easily; I’d rather shop in the grocery store than in the department store. I can pick an apple like nobody’s business.”

― Gail Simmons

“Nobody likes to lose 3-0.”

― Gareth Barry

“Nobody can tell me that if players are good enough, they will come through. That is not true. There are plenty of players who are good enough.”

― Gareth Southgate

“Nobody can write better jokes putting me down than me.”

― Garry Shandling

“I’ve been taking batting practice in my barn where nobody can see me, so I may be better than anyone thinks.”

― Garth Brooks

“It wasn’t not being famous any more, or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I’m still too young to do nothing. I was only 24 when all that happened. Now, at 40, I feel I’ve got more to give than I ever have.”

― Gary Barlow

“We are not giving up on the Coyotes in the Greater Phoenix Area… The team has got a number of options and is going to pursue them, so nobody should think that team is moving other than out of Glendale.”

― Gary Bettman

“On TV, if you fluff your lines, nobody gives a toss. But if you fluff a penalty in the World Cup, well – we all know how much that matters.”

― Gary Lineker

“When I was a kid it was big news when someone flew around the world in a little aeroplane, but nobody cared when I did it. Then, to rub salt into my wounds, the customs people ripped my aeroplane to pieces, looking for stuff.”

― Gary Numan

“Television offered me the opportunity to do new things; I had written a lot of scripts other than scary movies. I had actually written some romantic comedies and stuff that I really wanted to try my hand at, and nobody would let me do that. Television allowed me to do anything I wanted.”

― Gary Sherman

“For me, cleidocranial dysplasia was something that just spontaneously happened. Nobody in my family has it. It doesn’t really hinder me at all. Obviously, I’m still able to do the things I love.”

― Gaten Matarazzo

“I worked at ABCNews.com at a time when nobody knew what ‘dot com’ was.”

― Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

“It’s a battle between record company, between producer and between mastering engineer. Because the louder you make your record in a digital process, the more dynamics are squished out of it. Nobody knows exactly what happens, but the dynamics in the performance disappear, and everything is at the same volume.”

― Geddy Lee

“Before Babita and my win at the CommonWealth Games, nobody used to take Indian women wrestlers seriously.”

― Geeta Phogat

“Nobody can take those footsteps I made on the surface of the moon away from me.”

― Gene Cernan

“Nobody really knows for sure how the Boxer Rebellion started. It began among the poor, and the history of the poor is rarely written down.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“Nobody does just one thing. But the real difference between being an entrepreneur and everyone else in the world is the ability to monetize. I am an entrepreneur in the classic mold.”

― Gene Simmons

“Human beings are not capable of creating a thought that truly conceives of this existence. Nobody knows if we are really here, alive, or anything. It’s a mystery.”

― Genesis P-Orridge

“One of the things that I thought really worked was that you have ‘Smallville’ on television and ‘Superman Returns’ come out in the theater, and it was fine. Nobody freaked out; nobody thought they were competing.”

― Geoff Johns

“Nobody ever said that growing old would be easy. Just having to hold the newspaper out in your forties and then hair growing out of unusual parts of your body in your fifties. It’s tough on the ego.”

― Geoffrey Rush

“In heaven an angel is nobody in particular.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads.”

― George Bernard Shaw

“Nobody knows me.”

― George Best

“I did a lot of terrible TV shows and was really terrible in them, and I’ve done terrible films I was terrible in, but nobody really noticed.”

― George Clooney

“I wanted to be champ of the world, but I kept hoping something would happen to Frazier. I didn’t want to fight him. Nobody wanted to fight Joe Frazier.”

― George Foreman

“When I go to a party, nobody says hello. But when I leave, everybody says goodbye.”

― George Gobel

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.”

― George Halas

“I’ll tell you one thing for sure: once you get to the point where you’re actually doing things for truth’s sake, then nobody can ever touch you again because you’re harmonizing with a greater power.”

― George Harrison

“When I teach classes at the School of Visual Arts,, I’ll ask the students, ‘How many of you have been to a museum this year?’ Nobody raises their hand and I go into a tirade. If you want to do something sharp and innovative, you have to know what went on before.”

― George Lois

“I didn’t want to be nobody, and that was the only way I could be somebody was to do stand-up.”

― George Lopez

“If the worst thing that can happen is that nobody laughs, then I can deal with that, because the worst thing that can happen at the factory is that I could lose a limb or be crushed by a huge machine.”

― George Lopez

“None of the films I’ve done was designed for a mass audience, except for ‘Indiana Jones.’ Nobody in their right mind thought ‘American Graffiti’ or ‘Star Wars’ would work.”

― George Lucas

“We went from a world where almost nobody knew anything about computers to a world where almost all of us are computer geeks for a huge fraction of our day. And I’d like to see that happen with the digital world of biological molecules, too.”

― George M. Church

“In England only uneducated people show off their knowledge; nobody quotes Latin or Greek authors in the course of conversation, unless he has never read them.”

― George Mikes

“Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories.”

― George R. R. Martin

“Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

― George S. Patton

“Nobody has ever called Shea Stadium a cathedral. In style, it was more like the old warehouse or outdated movie theater that Korean worshippers have transformed into a church in the borough of Queens. Not a cathedral – but a place where people go to be fulfilled, nonetheless.”

― George Vecsey

“My father was a pedant and a bully who cared about nobody, and I was not to see him until I was eighteen.”

― George Weinberg

“Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.”

― Georgia O’Keeffe

“A father draws boundaries and calls a halt, whenever necessary. As I didn’t have that, I was able to stay childishly naive that much longer – so I did what I liked, because there was nobody stopping me, even when I got it wrong.”

― Gerhard Richter

“I had no specific bent toward science until my grandfather died of cancer. I decided nobody should suffer that much.”

― Gertrude B. Elion

“In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is.”

― Gertrude Stein

“One lived in the impression that nobody could ever compete with the ‘Nutcracker’ or ‘A Christmas Carol.’”

― Gian Carlo Menotti

“In the United States, nobody needs to remind people of their own role or their own power in creating the future they want to see. Perhaps it is something that is almost written into your cultural DNA: a desire to answer your Founding Fathers’ call to create a ‘more perfect union.’”

― Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki

“The revolution that takes place in your head, nobody will ever see that.”

― Gil Scott-Heron

“When I went through my life, I was like, ‘I sit around and play video games all day. Nobody wants to hear about this.’”

― Gilbert Arenas

“You can’t start anything and not trust nobody. You trust everybody until they do something wrong.”

― Gilbert Arenas

“I was astounded nobody had thought of making a rainbow flag before because it seemed like such an obvious symbol for us.”

― Gilbert Baker

“Back when Jerry Seinfeld was just another comedian hanging around the clubs, I’d imitate him to amuse myself and the other comics. The club owners would say, ‘What are you doing that for? Nobody knows him.’”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“Many people have played themselves to death. Many people have eaten and drunk themselves to death. Nobody ever thought himself to death.”

― Gilbert Highet

“Nobody sits down and says, ‘Well, I’m going to write a bad book.’ They sit down to write a great book, but it doesn’t always turn out like that. The writer may do his best and still write a so-so book, and other times, it just flows easily. But I don’t know how you can control that.”

― Gilbert Morris

“Look at what has occurred in history. When the Berlin Wall fell, it was not surprising, but it was unexpected. Who predicted the Arab Spring? Nobody expected it, but all the ingredients were there. I think all the ingredients are also there for Quebec to become a country. But when? That’s another question.”

― Gilles Duceppe

“Nobody knows what the future is except for wizards.”

― Gillian Jacobs

“My first fight. I fought a girl that was a little bit heavier, a little bit more experienced and I was petrified because I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. And I did really well against her and nobody believed it was my first fight.”

― Gina Carano

“This is the problem with the world today: Nobody wants to take risks, to risk being themselves.”

― Giorgio Armani

“A producer is always behind the scenes, even more in the movies – nobody sees you. I didn’t even meet most of the actors. When I worked on ‘Top Gun,’ I never met Tom Cruise. You were always in the background.”

― Giorgio Moroder

“I am a Barack Obama fan from head-to-toe – always have been. He’s not perfect; nobody is going to be that way.”

― Gladys Knight

“Nobody has a perfect anything. We don’t have perfect lives. We’re not perfect beings.”

― Gladys Knight

“It’s not like that anymore really, but back in the day, nobody would let the Misfits open up for them, not the Ramones, not the Cramps, nobody.”

― Glenn Danzig

“Nobody told Don Henley or me that we were going to make it as solo artists, but I can speak for Don when I say that we are both really happy now that the band is not together.”

― Glenn Frey

“All through my young life I wanted to sing, although nobody in my family knew it.”

― Gloria Gaynor

“These poor women in academia have to talk this silly language that nobody can understand in order to be accepted, they think.”

― Gloria Steinem

“Nobody gets anything for nothing.”

― Gloria Swanson

“Above all, this country is our own. Nobody has to get up in the morning and worry what his neighbors think of him. Being a Jew is no problem here.”

― Golda Meir

“As President Nixon says, presidents can do almost anything, and President Nixon has done many things that nobody would have thought of doing.”

― Golda Meir

“No relationship is easy, and nobody should ever think it is. The minute you start forgetting the needs of the other person is when you get in trouble.”

― Goldie Hawn

“I’ve always affirmed, nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Nigerian.”

― Goodluck Jonathan

“You don’t need coffee. Nobody needs coffee. You can get along without it.”

― Gordon B. Hinckley

“It’s the old adage: You can make a pizza so cheap, nobody will eat it. You can make an airline so cheap, nobody will fly it.”

― Gordon Bethune

“I’ve had every advantage in the world, despite the 18 years of silence which were nobody’s fault but mine.”

― Gordon Getty

“Nobody had any idea that ‘If You Could Read My Mind’ would become a hit single.”

― Gordon Lightfoot

“So far this spring, 59 American communities have been flattened by tornadoes. Nobody has helped.”

― Gordon Sinclair

“I hate nobody.”

― Gore Vidal

“Nobody is allowed to make money by defaming me. I may forgive, but I’ll never forget.”

― Govinda

“I don’t party now, and nobody really knows how to party with me anymore. So I stay in a lot. I really am a home person.”

― Grace Jones

“People say Altamont was the ‘end of the ’60s.’ It was unfortunate, but at the time we didn’t think of it as signaling anything. The fact that nobody got killed at Woodstock is amazing because that was half a million people. We only had 300,000 at Altamont.”

― Grace Slick

“Nobody thinks in terms of human beings. Governments don’t, why should we? They talk about people and the proletariat; I talk about the suckers and the mugs. It’s the same thing.”

― Graham Greene

“The crazy thing is we live on an ocean planet – nobody gets that yet.”

― Graham Hawkes

“Among tech-minded kids, I think Alan Turing was a tremendous inspiration. He was a guy that was so different than the people around him. He was an outsider in his own time, but because he was an outsider is precisely why he was able to accomplish things nobody thought was possible.”

― Graham Moore

“For a fortnight nobody at all emailed me, or posted a follow-up. Doesn’t anyone care, I thought? It turned out my newsreader was broken, and hadn’t posted at all.”

― Graham Nelson

“’Man Down’ is not a serious study of the human condition: it is a balls-out attempt at making people laugh. So nobody in the show can afford to cling on to any vanity, because we’re always going to push the humiliation levels.”

― Greg Davies

“If you look at the 9/11 highjackers, certainly they were educated, some even had university degrees, but nobody really checked their mothers, who were nearly all illiterate.”

― Greg Mortenson

“There are millions of people around the world that want to be artists and want to make stuff to entertain people, but nobody cares.”

― Greg Sestero

“’The Room’ came out in 2003, really to crickets. Nobody showed up to see it. It made $1800 at the box office. Everyone assumed it was going to disappear.”

― Greg Sestero

“Virtuality – connection without proximity – is a major attraction in both fandom and the Net. Nobody knows you’re a dog through the U.S. mail, either. Fans could be utterly different in their fanzine persona, which may be why both fandom and the Net were invented by individualistic Americans.”

― Gregory Benford

“Nobody who has done business in any country with an Indian would doubt the shrewdness of Indians, but what Indian people bring to the world is something special and unique, which is the capacity for a loving interaction.”

― Gregory David Roberts

“I never liked the name Eldred. Since nobody knew me in New York, I just changed to my middle name.”

― Gregory Peck

“If you want to lower your risk of Parkinson’s disease, caffeine is protective to some extent; nobody knows why. Head injuries are bad for you. They lead to Parkinson’s disease.”

― Gregory Petsko

“The biggest development in reproductive biology is the birth-control pill. Nobody ever talks about it, but look at the consequences: demographics; aging populations; the sinking population of Europe, Japan; immigration. It’s incredible.”

― Gregory Stock

“Nobody knows what you have in you until you’ve done it, so I just keep pushing those boundaries, and I figure it will all come out in the wash.”

― Greta Gerwig

“When I first started snowboarding, nobody trained off-hill. People weren’t going to the gym and getting stronger. Snowboarding was more self-expression, like skateboarding. It was just something you went and did. It wasn’t something you trained for.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“The minute that you go to arbitration, it’s 100% confidential, so nobody ever hears about it.”

― Gretchen Carlson

“Nobody should be allowed to fund political parties unless they pay at least 30% tax on all income above the median wage. If that rule applied, the Tory party would be bankrupted overnight.”

― Guy Standing

“I put on the fat suit and went outside and walked around. I was really nervous about being found out, but nobody would even make eye contact with me. It really upset me.”

― Gwyneth Paltrow

“Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.”

― H. L. Mencken

“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

“After all, everybody has secrets and there are some things that nobody knows about you but only you, right?”

― Halle Berry

“There ain’t nobody I’d rather have alongside me in a fight than my mama with a broken bottle in her hand.”

― Hank Williams

“Somebody got the idea nobody didn’t listen to my kind ‘a music. I told everybody on the radio that this was my last program. ‘If anybody’s enjoyed it,’ I said, ‘I’d like to hear from ’em.’ I got 400 cards and letters that afternoon and the next mornin’… They decided they wanted to keep my kind of music.”

― Hank Williams

“My dad named me after Hannibal Barca, the Carthaginian general who attacked Rome. But nobody knows about him.”

― Hannibal Buress

“Cancer is awful. It took 10 years until I didn’t think about it every day. Nobody should go through this. Nobody.”

― Hans Rosling

“Nobody knows me, and I hope that it stays like this.”

― Hansjorg Wyss

“A pink sneaker is like walking down the street at five miles per hour with a Starbucks in your hand. Nobody is getting in your way.”

― Hari Nef

“Nobody escapes age and gravity.”

― Harlan Ellison

“A man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.”

― Harold MacMillan

“In long experience I find that a man who trusts nobody is apt to be the kind of man nobody trusts.”

― Harold MacMillan

“The crimes of the U.S. throughout the world have been systematic, constant, clinical, remorseless, and fully documented but nobody talks about them.”

― Harold Pinter

“Nobody has yet proven that taking a chance and doing something unique that an audience isn’t used to is a bad idea. What the theater lacks is that kind of courage.”

― Harold Prince

“Managers in all too many American companies do not achieve the desired results because nobody makes them do it.”

― Harold S. Geneen

“The trick of this thing and the beauty of this thing is that it’s a cowboy movie first and then stuff happens. Even after stuff happens it doesn’t change – it hasn’t suddenly changed into another kind of movie. It’s still a cowboy movie. And that’s what’s incredible about it because nobody has done that before, that’s new territory.”

― Harrison Ford

“I’ll give it a shot. But I don’t know that a year from now I’m going to be here. Nobody does.”

― Harry Anderson

“I’m a working stiff. I just happened to be around at the right time, and nobody else wanted the job.”

― Harry Bridges

“The reason nobody else in my business has any impact is because they’re all comatose.”

― Harry Chapin

“You won’t talk to anybody who breaks lyrics down more thoroughly. It’s just a complete deconstruction, and when you start to rebuild, nobody has the capacity to do it like me. Which is not to say I’m better, it’s just that there’s a unique quality to everyone.”

― Harry Connick, Jr.

“I have to wait and see what happens. Because nobody’s in charge.”

― Harry Dean Stanton

“Nobody at the FA has ever explained why I was overlooked and not even asked for an interview.”

― Harry Redknapp

“Scholes was playing tiki-taka football when nobody in England knew what it was. He was another of those players, like Denis Law or Bobby Moore, who at 15 probably looked as if he wouldn’t make it.”

― Harry Redknapp

“Fifty years ago people were talking about Sydney’s sprawl, but nobody does anything about it.”

― Harry Seidler

“My interest is in the Wests Tigers. Nobody can support a team that is all the time on the bottom; that’s a waste of time.”

― Harry Triguboff

“Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that’s how we’ve got to live.”

― Haruki Murakami

“There is no shame in taking pride in achievements or position. But nobody gets to the top alone.”

― Harvey Mackay

“I will never forget what it was like coming out and having nobody to look up toward.”

― Harvey Milk

“I always wanted to be the pretty girl, but I thought I wasn’t. When I started acting and getting pretty girl roles, I felt like I was just pretending, and nobody saw I was just this big nerd.”

― Heather Graham

“Nobody is on the Paralympic Team until three months before those games.”

― Heather Mills

“Nobody’s interested in sweetness and light.”

― Hedda Hopper

“The scientists do not get enough help, enough encouragement, to change their field from time to time because the pressure is too high or is to perform something. And once you start in a new field, you are a nobody to start with, you see.”

― Heinrich Rohrer

“Nobody wants to be racist and I think that most people aren’t.”

― Helen Fielding

“Nobody gets out of love alive. You turn into a menace or a pest when you’ve been rejected.”

― Helen Fisher

“I was terribly gawky, too goofy to become a high-kicking cheerleader, with stringy brown hair and bad posture. Definitely nobody noticeable!”

― Helen Slater

“Filmmaking involves a lot of money and hard work, which should not be wasted, though nobody knows which film will be a hit.”

― Hema Malini

“Tesla has defied everyone’s predictions again and again. It has such a unique position in the market, and so far, whatever people think about Tesla and its business model, there is one fact that nobody can dispute: It pretty much has the market to itself.”

― Henrik Fisker

“The press is the hired agent of a monied system, and set up for no other purpose than to tell lies where their interests are involved. One can trust nobody and nothing.”

― Henry Adams

“War’s stupid. Nobody wins. You might as well talk first; you have to talk last anyway.”

― Henry Allingham

“At 125, there’s nobody in the world that can match my strength.”

― Henry Cejudo

“I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“Do what nobody else can do for you. Omit to do anything else.”

― Henry David Thoreau

“The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody’s word about them.”

― Henry IV of England

“Everybody has a hacking capability. And probably every intelligence service is hacking in the territory of other countries. But who exactly does what? That would be a very sensitive piece of information. But it’s very difficult to communicate about it. Because nobody wants to admit the scope of what they’re doing.”

― Henry Kissinger

“Every first-term president has to learn something after he comes into office. Nobody can be completely ready for the inevitable crises.”

― Henry Kissinger

“The tragedy of it is that nobody sees the look of desperation on my face. Thousands and thousands of us, and we’re passing one another without a look of recognition.”

― Henry Miller

“We can still do a stop motion feature for about one-third of what it costs Pixar or DreamWorks or Blue Sky to make a feature. But nobody is interested in a film that cost $50 to 60 million with the potential to do $120 million. They want to risk big money to make huge money.”

― Henry Selick

“Nobody does animation better than Disney; it’s just that some of us wanted out of the box. Burton was one. I was another. We were the mutual complaint society.”

― Henry Selick

“As plans for the first lunar landing started to be made, nobody had really thought about who would be out first.”

― Henry Spencer

“Nobody seriously believes in the social philosophies of the immediate past.”

― Herbert Read

“Nobody told me I was a child prodigy.”

― Herbie Hancock

“You have to be concerned with yourself because if you’re not on it all the time, nobody else is going to be.”

― Herbie Mann

“Nobody motivates today’s workers. If it doesn’t come from within, it doesn’t come. Fun helps remove the barriers that allow people to motivate themselves.”

― Herman Cain

“Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.”

― Heywood Broun

“I like to write paper mail – nobody does that anymore – with my pen pals.”

― Hilarie Burton

“I like the guy who reads. Being articulate is something that’s very important to me. But you need to know how to chop wood and fix a car and do guy things. I didn’t grow up with spectators. Nobody was a spectator.”

― Hilarie Burton

“I grew up at the base of a mountain in Virginia, so my comfort zone is that Appalachian area, where all the dudes wear Carhartt and all the women can put on a beautiful sweater with a snowman applique and nobody raises an eyebrow.”

― Hilarie Burton

“Nobody really cares about short links, but people do care about saving and sharing content.”

― Hilary Mason

“I envy poets because nobody ever asks them if it’s true or false.”

― Hilton Als

“I asked my mother, ‘Why shouldn’t I act?’ She said, ‘Nobody in the family has acted, so why should you?’”

― Hina Khan

“I have been told that… time doesn’t flow in a straight line in my films. It goes round in a circle. Sometimes people comment that the films remind them of Ozu. Maybe that’s right. But in Japan, nobody comments on how time passes in my films. So perhaps that is a different way of thinking.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“The children in ‘Nobody Knows’ had a resonance with me. The children are projections of myself.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“With ‘Nobody Knows,’ I consciously set out to make a fiction film, which is a different approach from ‘Distance,’ but I still applied a lot of the things I learned from making ‘Distance’: for example, how to use the camera in relation to the children and how to create the right atmosphere on set.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I wanted to make ‘Nobody Knows,’ a kind of summation of the experiences I gained from making my first three films, the good ones as well as the bad ones.”

― Hirokazu Kore-eda

“I always feel like everything I shoot is a student project, and nobody else knows about it. I forget, in the moment, that other people will see it.”

― Holland Roden

“Nobody likes it when someone calls in sick.”

― Homaro Cantu

“I’ve travelled around the UK a lot recently and have discovered that I really like trains. If you’re in the quiet carriage, nobody can get hold of you and you can relax.”

― Honor Blackman

“I am proud of who I am, and nobody’s going to steal that.”

― Hope Solo

“Nobody really knows who I am, where I came from, what’s in my heart, why I believe in the things I believe, what I see behind the scenes and they don’t see.”

― Hope Solo

“Every song that is a Hopsin song, I 100 percent made it. Nobody helped me. There was no producer to say, ‘Hey, put the beat like this… ‘ It was all me. If the song was wack, then the song was wack. If it’s dope, it is what it is.”

― Hopsin

“Nobody brainwashed me with God in my head or anything. I just saw this new reality, and I felt like I’ve been blinded, and I finally took the blindfolds off.”

― Hopsin

“When I was growing up, nobody was really supporting me, especially in L.A.”

― Hopsin

“The only reason skaters hang around this guy is because he’s Lil Wayne, but they don’t like him. I’ve talked to skaters; nobody likes Wayne as a skateboarder.”

― Hopsin

“I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.”

― Horace

“Nobody has ever denied that when it comes to his trade – gigolo – John Forbes Kerry is one of the all-time greats. He’s in the Gigolo Hall of Fame. See, a really good gigolo might snag one heiress in a lifetime with a nine-figure trust fund. Kerry has married two. When it comes to gigolos, he’s Steve Jobs.”

― Howie Carr

“When you’re playing an icon like Wolverine, it’s sometimes better to be someone that nobody knows because they don’t know what to expect. I don’t mind a little bit of anonymity; it helps on the subway.”

― Hugh Jackman

“It is part of being a goalkeeper: there is nobody behind to save you.”

― Hugo Lloris

“Nobody told me how to talk or think.”

― Hulk Hogan

“The leg drop was a move that nobody really used, and nobody ever hit the ropes and jumped up really high, so I tried it out in Japan and the people loved it. That’s how I came up with it.”

― Hulk Hogan

“All gamblers lose regularly, but they rarely discuss it in public. Losing is bad for the image, dude. Nobody buys Hot Tips from Losers. Remember that.”

― Hunter S. Thompson

“The one thing nobody was taught was how to deal with success, and I think that happens to everyone who makes it at a young age.”

― Ian Gillan

“When we’d suggested doing it, the Theatre Royal management had said, ‘Nobody wants to see Waiting for Godot.’ As it happened, every single ticket was booked for every single performance, and this confirmation that our judgment was right was sweet. Audiences came to us from all over the world. It was amazing.”

― Ian Mckellen

“There’s all these summer blockbusters out there, but nobody’s talking about them… they’re talking about ‘Sharknado.’ It’s amazing!”

― Ian Ziering

“Oh man, nobody is as tough as Mr T. Ice T is pretty tough though as well.”

― Ice T

“Nobody knows what the future holds.”

― Ichiro Suzuki

“Nobody understands me, I’m really sensitive.”

― Iggy Pop

“I can put a hip-hop beat to reggae. That is, I can have real reggae in the drums and in the rhythm, and on top of it I can put The Rolling Stones’ feeling, anyone’s feeling on top. Nobody has ever done this before, man.”

― Ike Turner

“Nobody has ever said to me that I was pretty, ’til I met Peter Beard.”

― Iman

“People called me ‘Iman the black model’. In my country, we’re all black, so nobody called somebody else black. It was foreign to my ears.”

― Iman

“When everyone is telling you, ‘You’re so beautiful, there’s nobody like you,’ you begin to think it’s true. But of course there is nobody like you.”

― Iman

“I joke about it a lot, but I be serious as a heart attack when I say it: I don’t wish that on nobody, not being able to play.”

― Iman Shumpert

“I beg Osama to stop warring. He is a Muslim, and Islam means peace. Nobody wins in a war… I wish I were tapped in the problem about Iraq. I knew Saddam enough that I could have talked him into surrendering. But it’s too late.”

― Imelda Marcos

“I think the biggest part of a good party is the host and then going around making sure nobody’s left alone and knows enough about the people in the room to know who to introduce to whom.”

― Imogen Heap

“There’s a lot of interviews now where nobody seems to talk about anything. Like it’s illegal. But it can be fun if you stay involved. Like most conversations.”

― Imogen Poots

“You don’t have to do everything from scratch. Nobody wants to make puff pastry!”

― Ina Garten

“Nobody looked like me when I was growing up. None of the kids were as big as me, or as serious as me, or listened to the same music.”

― India Arie

“The pledge drive has everything going against it as broadcasting. It’s repetitive. It’s ad-libbed by people who can’t ad-lib. It’s about asking for money, which is something nobody wants to hear, even from their own relatives.”

― Ira Glass

“I was a semiotics major at Brown, and there’s this idea that stories are better, books are better, and movies are better if they cocked you off your axis and you were completely disoriented and you’d really have to rethink everything. Nobody has that experience, actually.”

― Ira Glass

“Nobody is original anymore. Nobody has any original style.”

― Iris Apfel

“I grew up in a place where everybody was a storyteller, but nobody wrote. It was that kind of Celtic, storytelling tradition: everybody would have a story at the pub or at parties, even at the clubs and raves.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Underground people pay a desperate toll finding out things nobody else has discovered yet. We run around like headless chickens looking for the next cultural fix to spiral around in before it gets appropriated somewhere else and becomes something it never was. There’s this sort of one-upmanship in the underground.”

― Irvine Welsh

“Happens to everybody. Horses, dogs, men. Nobody gets out of life alive.”

― Irving Ravetch

“When studios start telling me why a particular film project won’t work, I remember ‘Rocky.’ I remember that the biggest success Bob Chartoff and I have had was a film nobody wanted to make.”

― Irwin Winkler

“Nobody ever told me what to read, or ever put poetry in my way.”

― Isaac Rosenberg

“At five I was already a feminist, and nobody used the word in Chile yet.”

― Isabel Allende

“As freak legislation, the antitrust laws stand alone. Nobody knows what it is they forbid.”

― Isabel Paterson

“It’s a bit cliche, but you can’t go wrong by writing what you know. Even if you’re a horrible writer, your own knowledge and experience is unrivaled. Nobody knows what you know like you know what you know. The way you see things is pretty unique.”

― Issa Rae

“Nobody says ‘a working man,’ but they say, ‘a working woman.’ And there is still a strange connotation to that.”

― Ivanka Trump

“That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business.”

― Izaak Walton

“As we read the school reports on our children, we realize a sense of relief that can rise to delight that thank Heaven nobody is reporting in this fashion on us.”

― J. B. Priestley

“Character is doing the right thing when nobody’s looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that’s right is to get by, and the only thing that’s wrong is to get caught.”

― J. C. Watts

“Everyone tries to define this thing called Character. It’s not hard. Character is doing what’s right when nobody’s looking.”

― J. C. Watts

“I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.”

― J. D. Salinger

“If a girl looks swell when she meets you, who gives a damn if she’s late? Nobody.”

― J. D. Salinger

“It’s funny. All you have to do is say something nobody understands and they’ll do practically anything you want them to.”

― J. D. Salinger

“I ain’t going at nobody else pace.”

― J.I.D

“Nobody on Earth does a project by himself. So you have to make sure your team is intact.”

― J.I.D

“People never know what they want, though everyone says they do. If they did, nobody would ever be surprised.”

― J. J. Abrams

“Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is entitled to a chance.”

― Jack Dempsey

“I was 30 years old and this girl I knew found out I had never gotten high. Nobody had ever told me about marijuana.”

― Jack Herer

“It’s as simple as something that nobody knows.”

― Jack Johnson

“Nobody’s going to write a book about me, because nobody’s going to find anything worth writing a book about.”

― Jack Kent Cooke

“Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares.”

― Jack Kevorkian

“Nobody deserves this much money – certainly not an actor.”

― Jack Lemmon

“Nobody wanted to believe Jack Ma.”

― Jack Ma

“When we started the e-commerce, nobody believed that China would have e-commerce because people believed in ‘guang-shi,’ face-to-face, and all kinds of network in traditional ways. There’s no trust system in China.”

― Jack Ma

“Anyone can be a Superman, but nobody can be Jackie Chan.”

― Jackie Chan

“I play a nobody in Japan.”

― Jackie Chan

“Baseball is like a poker game. Nobody wants to quit when he’s losing; nobody wants you to quit when you’re ahead.”

― Jackie Robinson

“The old Dodgers were something special, but of my teammates overall, there was nobody like Pee Wee Reese for me.”

― Jackie Robinson

“Nobody can take away your talent.”

― Jackie Shroff

“This desire for equity must not lead to an excess of welfare, where nobody is responsible for anything.”

― Jacques Delors

“If Quebecers want to keep the Canadian dollar, they’ll keep it – and nobody can stop that, end of debate.”

― Jacques Parizeau

“Nobody I know would have expected me to marry Will, and nobody he knows would have expected him to marry me because we are so opposite. Yet we’re perfect for each other.”

― Jada Pinkett Smith

“In this country, nobody should be talking about unemployment, as there is so much to be done in India.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“For most human beings, if what they want happens, it is a success. If what they could not have imagined happens, it is luck. If what nobody could foresee happens, it is a miraculous existence.”

― Jaggi Vasudev

“With a runner at second base with nobody out, you’re trying to punch somebody out. You understand when there are guys in scoring position; hitters like to be aggressive early.”

― Jake Arrieta

“I conditioned myself many years ago that nobody could hurt me.”

― Jake LaMotta

“Nobody’s life is perfect, and each individual will have their own struggles and stipulations.”

― Jake Paul

“People are lazy, and nobody wants to turn their phone to the side. I know I have my phone locked, so if I have to turn something to the side, I have to turn that lock off.”

― Jake Paul

“Miserable is a good thing, though. If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.”

― Jake Roberts

“If you start the day miserable, nobody else can screw up your day.”

― Jake Roberts

“Nobody is going to be more disinterested in your work than your own kid.”

― Jaleel White

“Nobody talks about it. But everyone knows that if you signed at Michigan or UNLV, you were viewed one way. If you signed at Duke or Indiana, you were viewed another way.”

― Jalen Rose

“Kim Kardashian was the first time I’ve seen a woman tormented about her weight gain while having a baby. But at least she asks for that attention by voluntarily obsessing over her weight publicly on her social media. But now nobody is safe.”

― Jameela Jamil

“Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis.”

― James A. Garfield

“Nobody is more worthy of love in the entire universe than you. I wish I had reminded myself of that more.”

― James Altucher

“Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.”

― James Baldwin

“Punditry is like weather forecasting: the winds can shift without warning. I remember when nobody would bet a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder that Bill Clinton would win the White House.”

― James Carville

“Nobody tells you when success comes around; in its transient way, you’re just working and exhausted all the time. Sometimes I think I’m just sleeping in the back of cars, d’you know what I mean?”

― James Corden

“I’ve been on a lot of shows that nobody cared about.”

― James Denton

“It was described as Sex and the Suburbs. It’s so not that. Because on Sex and the City, those women told each other everything; on our show, it’s much more like the real suburbs – nobody tells anybody anything. Everything’s a secret.”

― James Denton

“This is my third ABC show over the last four years, so we were afraid that nobody would find it. ABC was really struggling and so we just weren’t very confident that it would find an audience.”

― James Denton

“Nobody wants the expenditure of a lease on a factory which lasts 21 years. You can’t plan 21 years ahead.”

― James Dyson

“There haven’t been enough profound things written about what being black means and what a black character is. Nobody knows.”

― James Earl Jones

“What I want, when I write a poem, is no more than this: that it be preserved in some published form so that, in principle, someone, somewhere, will be able to find it and read it. That is all I need, as a poet, and that is the beauty, the luxury of my position. My lyric is mine and remains mine. Nobody can ruin it.”

― James Fenton

“Nobody really knows whether they are a poet. I knew I was interested from the age of 15.”

― James Fenton

“When we were doing ‘Freaks and Geeks’, I didn’t quite understand how movies and TV worked, and I would improvise even if the camera wasn’t on me. I thought I was helping the other actors by keeping them on their toes, but nobody appreciated it when I would trip them up. So I was improvising a little bit back then, but not in a productive way.”

― James Franco

“You don’t attack the grunts of Vietnam; you blame the theory behind the war. Nobody who fought in that war was at fault. It was the war itself that was at fault. It’s the same thing with psychotherapy.”

― James Hillman

“The remarkable thing about 9/11 was that journalism pretty much put down its badges. People didn’t worry about reacting as human beings. People who weren’t reporters reported. David Letterman was sort of a brilliant reporter for a second – but it was a way nobody had ever covered a story. They just presented what was inside themselves.”

― James L. Brooks

“I can tell you that nobody in my family wants to sell the Knicks and Rangers. As a majority owner, I don’t want to sell, either.”

― James L. Dolan

“Growing richer every day, for as rich and poor are relative terms, when the rich are growing poor, it is pretty much the same as if the poor were growing rich. Nobody is poor when the distinction between rich and poor is destroyed.”

― James L. Petigru

“The music is the emotional substance of the show; the book just sets it up. Nobody goes to a musical to hear the book. That’s the way it works.”

― James Lapine

“You have to make sure you have a relatable emotion through the movie. You have to check your ego and go into a territory and recognize that nobody knows you. You go back again and again, and by the third time, you are a star.”

― James Lassiter

“Nobody really knows what makes a hit TV show.”

― James MacArthur

“I am actually a perfectly capable modern man who can cook, clean, wash, and find my way to places, but nobody believes it.”

― James May

“Nobody can be whatever they want to be. No kid can do whatever they want to do. It’s a total lie. But they have the right to try and do whatever they want to do. That’s their right, to aim to do whatever they want to do.”

― James McAvoy

“Commercial books don’t even get covered. The reason why so many book reviews go out of business is because they cover a lot of stuff that nobody cares about. Imagine if the movie pages covered none of the big movies and all they covered were movies that you couldn’t even find in the theater?”

― James Patterson

“As we go through this transition where a lot more people will be reading on devices, nobody is paying enough attention to make sure it’s a smooth transition. I believe we still need places where people can go to handle, hold and talk about books, get information about what books are out there, and so on.”

― James Patterson

“My first book was published without any editorial advice. Nobody said, ‘You might do this or that,’ or ‘Why don’t we see more of this.’ I merely took the book and published it.”

― James Salter

“It doesn’t do Costco any good if nobody can afford to buy anything.”

― James Sinegal

“And so, I mean, he declared war right there and then in so many words and Alex says later in the book, nobody in the White House from that point on had any doubt that we were going to bomb the mainland of Asia.”

― James Stockdale

“The guy that just arranges things so that the stock market holds up is nobody in my – in my estimation.”

― James Stockdale

“Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I’ve not seen!”

― James Thurber

“I’ve made one action movie. But nobody saw it, so I guess that doesn’t count for most people.”

― James Wan

“Nobody would take checks from Indians, nobody would give them any credit, and nobody would let them drink in the bars. There was a rudeness, a brusqueness, with which the Indians were treated constantly. At a very young age, that had entered my consciousness.”

― James Welch

“Ten years ago, in 94, we thought maybe nobody would ever care about Styx again.”

― James Young

“I know I have a problem with semi-colon abuse and have written page-long sentences. Nobody needs to be reading page-long sentences, at least not written by me.”

― Jami Attenberg

“Nobody sane wants just to be famous.”

― Jamie Dornan

“I would like to do a nice comedy/drama feature with a good part, but nobody’s asked me to do a film. Maybe it’s because they don’t know what to do with a guy in a dress.”

― Jamie Farr

“Well, the album ‘Intuition’ is out and just went platinum officially. So I think to have the music doing what it’s doing right now, man, it’s the ultimate. Nobody is really selling records out there but we are at a million records and we dropped it at Christmas, so we are just trying to get that thing to like two million, you know.”

― Jamie Foxx

“I’m bad on Valentine’s Day, but even worse on Christmas. I go shopping at nine o’clock on December 24th every year. Nobody else is there. I’m in Toys’R’Us all by myself. I get there five minutes before closing.”

― Jamie Foxx

“Nobody wants to hear R&B. It’s sad. If you want to be on the radio you got to stay young.”

― Jamie Foxx

“In high school, I listened to The Jam, stuff like that, a lot of English bands, really. And then I got into anarcho-punk bands that nobody had heard of.”

― Jamie Hince

“Just because the Americans are so good at rattling out accessible and cheap junk food, nobody looks twice when it comes to their food. But there are golden nuggets everywhere.”

― Jamie Oliver

“Nobody should have the right to eavesdrop, or you become a totalitarian state – the kind of state I escaped as a kid to come to this country where you have democracy and freedom of speech.”

― Jan Koum

“Nobody minds having what is too good for them.”

― Jane Austen

“Nobody, who has not been in the interior of a family, can say what the difficulties of any individual of that family may be.”

― Jane Austen

“I miss the early days; I do. I was so lucky. I basically had it to myself, learning about these chimpanzees. Nobody knew anything about them. Discovering their different personalities, different life histories. I was lucky.”

― Jane Goodall

“Nobody in real life ever takes me seriously.”

― Jane Haddam

“Nobody calls me silly. That is not a word that applies to me.”

― Jane Pauley

“Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I’ve become a juggler, I suppose. It’s all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do.”

― Jane Seymour

“Nobody ever starts out to make a mediocre, commercial film. You always think it’s going to be something. And then, once you’re done with your shooting, you have no control. You’re just done, as an actor.”

― Janeane Garofalo

“I’ve always been concerned with what happens to children in our society when there’s nobody left to take care of them.”

― Janet Fitch

“There’s a reason I live in the Maine woods, where nobody knows what I do for a living. I think you can be better if someone who’s coming to see you perform has no idea who you really are.”

― Janet McTeer

“Every single young person is reachable. Ask them what dating is like in their country. Ask them if they have a girlfriend. Ask them what their type is. There’s nobody who’s too conservative to talk about that.”

― Jared Cohen

“I’m definitely scared about newspapers. The problem is nobody wants to catch a falling knife, and nobody knows where things will stabilise. The value of newspapers has dropped significantly. I think we still have more pain to be felt.”

― Jared Kushner

“I showed up in L.A. with $500 and a backpack and I stayed at a shelter, so nobody handed me anything. I worked for every single thing that I have.”

― Jared Leto

“If we enter into the kind of world that Google likes, the world that Google wants, it’s a world where information is copied so much on the Internet that nobody knows where it came from anymore, so there can’t be any rights of authorship.”

― Jaron Lanier

“I’m sure Sting’s a lovely guy. It’s just that nobody wants to be seen as that holier-than-thou thing. That over-earnestness is a bit of a problem with people in bands and celebrities or whatever.”

― Jarvis Cocker

“Comedy lives on in the web and TV, but nobody’s pressing comedy albums anymore.”

― Jason Alexander

“Most of the most successful films Blumhouse has made have been rejected by everyone else. No one wanted to make ‘Get Out.’ Nobody. Nobody wanted to make ‘The Purge.’ I think it was floating around for three years before it came to us. Nobody wanted to make ‘The Gift,’ when it was a script called ‘Weirdo.’”

― Jason Blum

“Just start thinking about all the different services in your life. Like getting your dry cleaning picked up and dropped off. Nobody has done the Uber of that yet. But that will be Uberfied. You will arrange your dry cleaning via your phone.”

― Jason Calacanis

“There’s nobody who has as big of a real-time logistics network than Uber.”

― Jason Calacanis

“A great story poorly told doesn’t do anybody any good at all, and nobody wants to hear it, and nobody wants to read it. The craft of it is really more important than the subject matter.”

― Jason Isbell

“If I had the opportunity to give President Trump any advice, and I had to boil it down to one thing, I suppose it would be that nobody ever got better at any job by blaming everybody else whenever anything goes wrong.”

― Jason Kander

“If nobody has really done a show about people in their twenties that has been successful, why?”

― Jason Katims

“Honestly, I don’t know enough about what’s a good timeslot and what isn’t. Either you have a timeslot where nobody is really tuning in, which isn’t good, or you’re in a good hour, and then you’ve got a lot of competition.”

― Jason Katims

“Joe Prunty will take over, and he will run the team. But nobody gets out of their lane. Joe will still be offense, and Sweeney will still be defense.”

― Jason Kidd

“I grew up in a time when the only musicals were animated musicals because nobody wanted to see people to break into song.”

― Jason Moore

“Nobody can defeat you when you all are working together.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I think nobody can block me. Nobody can stop me.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“Being injured, nobody wants to be injured.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“I think like that all the time: nobody can block me, nobody can stop me, nobody can play the run the way I can. You’ve got to think like that all the time.”

― Jason Pierre-Paul

“Once you’re on, nobody can say, ‘Cut it.’ You’re out there on your own, and there’s always that thrill of a real live audience.”

― Jason Robards

“One of the successes of Kickstarter is that it takes the guesswork out of greenlighting games. Publishers of larger games have to carefully choose which titles they publish, lest they lose a bunch of money on a quirky game that doesn’t sell. Kickstarter is all reward, no risk, since nobody has to pay if the project isn’t completely funded.”

― Jason Schreier

“All of the stunt men – these are the unsung heroes. They really are. Nobody is giving them any credibility. They’re risking their necks.”

― Jason Statham

“Nobody can bowl six out of six yorkers. So you have to mix your pace. You have to bowl bouncers, mix up the pace.”

― Jasprit Bumrah

“Making an independent film is so great because you’re your boss. And you have to be disciplined. You know? Because there’s nobody telling you anything. But you have to kinda, you know, if you have an instinct to do something, you do it. There’s nobody to run it by.”

― Jay Chandrasekhar

“I can find every jacket under the sun that I like. But I cannot find trousers cut the way I want them. They’re all really tight at the bottom. Nobody does a boot cut on a trouser leg. It drives me crazy.”

― Jay Kay

“With *NSYNC, we shopped our deal for a year in America, sang a capella in everybody’s office, then moved to Germany for almost two years and became popular there. A guy representing a rock band came to our show in Budapest, saw 60,000 people get excited for a band from America that nobody in America knew, and told someone at RCA.”

― JC Chasez

“If someone complains about Europe from Monday to Saturday, then nobody is going to believe him on Sunday when he says he is a convinced European.”

― Jean-Claude Juncker

“In Paris, everybody wants to be an actor; nobody is content to be a spectator.”

― Jean Cocteau

“Nobody ever wrote better about domestic things than Robert Benchley.”

― Jean Kerr

“We once believed we were auteurs, but we weren’t. We had no idea, really. Film is over. It’s sad nobody is really exploring it. But what to do? And anyway, with mobile phones and everything, everyone is now an auteur.”

― Jean-Luc Godard

“I had very few friends. There was nobody I could trust. I left home when I was fifteen. I lived in Washington Square Park.”

― Jean-Michel Basquiat

“Nobody knows anything about Shakespeare the person. It’s all legend, it is all rumor.”

― Jeanette Winterson

“I’m not a prosecutor at home. I don’t talk about my day, because nobody’s interested. I might do something frivolous, like bead.”

― Jeanine Pirro

“Nobody wants to shut down the government.”

― Jeb Hensarling

“When I came out of Stanford, I looked at my brilliant classmates, who were going into Wall Street high finance, Silicon Valley, advanced engineering, and I said to myself, ‘Jeff, go into an industry where nobody can add.’”

― Jeff Bewkes

“The music business is the most childish business in the world. Nobody knows what they’re selling or why, but they sell it if it works.”

― Jeff Buckley

“We continue to be exasperated by the view, apparently gaining momentum in certain circles, that armed robbery is okay as long as nobody gets hurt! The proper solution to armed robbery is a dead robber, on the scene.”

― Jeff Cooper

“Saddam was a bad guy. Assad’s a bad guy. Nobody’s denying that.”

― Jeff Duncan

“I know if mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”

― Jeff Foxworthy

“Nobody disputes that cheap natural gas would be a good thing for the economy. The question is, is this a sustainable new development that can be counted on for decades to come, or simply a ‘bubble’ brought on by a land grab and drilling frenzy?”

― Jeff Goodell

“Nobody can buy Jeff Greene. Nobody ever has. Nobody ever will.”

― Jeff Greene

“I really wanted to be a newspaper cartoonist, but nobody liked my work. I didn’t have the control or flair that was necessary to create something that didn’t look childish.”

― Jeff Kinney

“I’ve kind of always had this balance between genre and personal dramas. It almost feels like the two help each other. If I was just to make a genre film, maybe it would be hollow and soulless. If I was just to make a personal drama, maybe it would be melodramatic and nobody would ever go see it.”

― Jeff Nichols

“Nobody likes a bad sport, no matter what the circumstances are.”

― Jeff Ross

“There are a lot of ways to make people not like you, but one of the most powerful – if least fair – is to be really, really successful. Nobody resents the guy who just lost his job. But the guy whose Internet start-up made him a billionaire at 25? That’s a whole different kettle of envy.”

― Jeffrey Kluger

“Senior development specialists in the Treasury can be counted on one hand. America’s government is not even aware of the gap between its commitments and action, because almost nobody in authority understands the actions that would be needed to meet the commitments.”

― Jeffrey Sachs

“When I started Participant, I felt that the movie business was ripe for a company that dealt with big issues in a systemic way. I was a little surprised that nobody had done it before. But to most people, entertainment is escapism.”

― Jeffrey Skoll

“When you die, nobody pays your hosting company, and your work disappears. Like that.”

― Jeffrey Zeldman

“For a long time, nobody had figured out Information Architecture, so we all just made stuff up.”

― Jeffrey Zeldman

“Nobody gets to the top without failing.”

― Jen Sincero

“I make playlists on my iPod like nobody’s business!”

― Jenna Ushkowitz

“Nobody thinks of themselves as sexy, really. Some days you go, ‘Hey, I’m not going too bad today.’ But if you try and be sexy, you’ll never be sexy.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“To talk about a relationship trivializes something that’s nobody’s business.”

― Jennifer Aniston

“Nobody wants to get rid of their life experiences – you are who you are because of them, no matter if they’re good or bad.”

― Jennifer Connelly

“In ‘Next to Normal,’ I had millions of breakdowns and panic attacks, but nobody ever heard about those.”

― Jennifer Damiano

“I’ll always be this once-famous actress nobody recognises because of a nose job.”

― Jennifer Grey

“I also believe that if you’re really a writer, you’ll write, and that nobody could stop you.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“’The Summer I Turned Pretty’ is about how, as a young woman, everyone gets that moment of being in bloom, but nobody really appreciates it.”

― Jenny Han

“I think nobody since has written such extraordinary work as Shakespeare writes. The characters he writes are full of inconsistencies, which is a great human quality – I mean, we’re all very inconsistent in the way we behave.”

― Jeremy Irons

“If you could do ‘Moving Too Fast’ and ‘Nobody Needs To Know’ really, really well, you kind of knew you would make it someday, somehow!”

― Jeremy Jordan

“Many of the genetically modified foods will be safe, I’m sure. Will most of them be safe? Nobody knows.”

― Jeremy Rifkin

“The reason that everybody likes planning is that nobody has to do anything.”

― Jerry Brown

“Nobody can write a good 30-second commercial.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“I think people are getting bored of parties, and hosts are terrified nobody’s going to show up. So they have to start entertaining them before the party even starts.”

― Jerry Della Femina

“Nobody is thinking they’re going to come out here and put a team here and become a multimillionaire. I don’t know anybody that comes into the NFL like that.”

― Jerry Jones

“I think of myself as a funny guy but nobody thinks I’m funnier than my daughters.”

― Jerry O’Connell

“You no longer have much in the way of knowing what to do in a big, epic novel about the future, because nobody knows what the hell is going to happen.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“I started in this racket in the early ’70s, and when I was president of the Science Fiction Writers of America, of which I was like the sixth president, I was the first one nobody ever heard of.”

― Jerry Pournelle

“When I criticize Joseph Beuys or Francis Bacon, nobody calls those opinions anti-male. Putting female artists or their subject matter off-limits is itself sexist and limiting.”

― Jerry Saltz

“Nobody enjoys the ‘little show about nothing’ humor more than me, but that is never the way I look at it.”

― Jerry Seinfeld

“Nobody told me how hard it was going to be to get published. I wrote four novels that nobody wanted, sent them out all over, collected hundreds and hundreds of rejection slips.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“My first four books were not published because nobody wanted them. They were adult books, not kids’ books.”

― Jerry Spinelli

“I wanted to be able to do things at my own pace, make mistakes and nobody would care.”

― Jerry Yang

“You can feel yourself trying too hard, doing too much. Nobody wants to watch somebody when they’re needy, and actors are in the unfortunate position of needing to be cast and needing to be liked.”

― Jess Weixler

“I meet people who are in movies, and the stuff that they write is terrible, but nobody tells them that because they’re famous. So I worry that my stuff might be like that, too.”

― Jesse Eisenberg

“I’ve been given my money. Nobody has ever beaten me out of one quarter. And that’s all I’ve ever been concerned about.”

― Jesse Stone

“It’s amazing to me that people have any interest in such a low-level sex scandal. If I were sleeping with a congressman, maybe, but I’m a nobody and the people I’m writing about are nobodies.”

― Jessica Cutler

“Once my mom passed away, I have nobody to answer to. It’s great.”

― Jessica Hahn

“Nobody would hire me for TV, not that they should.”

― Jessica Hahn

“I don’t need to do only one thing, you know? Even in the entertainment industry, nobody’s ‘just a singer.’”

― Jessica Jung

“Nobody can hide their birthdays anymore, so there’s no point in lying.”

― Jessica Walter

“Sure, nobody ever recognises me. I’m always scurrying around London under a hat and looking like a homeless person.”

― Jessie Buckley

“I’m a sloucher, sort of, when nobody’s looking.”

― Jessye Norman

“Everywhere I go, I still have time to meditate. People think meditating is sitting there, nobody bothering you, but you can even talk and still meditate.”

― Jet Li

“I think ‘Teenage Wasteland’ was one of those cult hits like ‘My So-Called Life’, something that came along and got a lot of viewers and then somehow fell into a bad timeslot that nobody ever watched, and then the network pulled the plug prematurely.”

― Jewel Staite

“I think that as a Chinese person, nobody will forget that in China’s history, there was a war against the Japanese.”

― Jiang Wen

“Nobody wants a unitary voice of authority any more.”

― Jill Abramson

“I’m going to keep it real gully with you; the first two months, I wanted to give him back. I expected someone to come and save me because after you have the baby, nobody cares about you anymore. Nobody cares if you sleep, nobody cares if you eat. It’s just you and this all-consuming thingy!”

― Jill Scott

“You just have to say over and over again: ‘I am a director.’ Nobody gives it to you. Nobody anoints you.”

― Jill Soloway

“Nobody understands anyone 18, including those who are 18.”

― Jim Bishop

“Nobody I ever broke bread with – and I see players all the time – talked about using their head running the football. I’ve seen Barry Sanders and Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen and Franco Harris, and we’ve all been together – we were all together at the Super Bowl – and no one talked about using their head.”

― Jim Brown

“Nobody I ever broke bread with, and I see players all the time, talked about using their head running the football.”

― Jim Brown

“The need to be cared for is the base of everything. In the penitentiaries, you won’t hear gangbangers and criminals say, ‘No, I don’t want to be cared for by nobody.’ When you care about them, they’ll open up to you.”

― Jim Brown

“Nobody is going to tell me Marshawn Lynch can’t run. He’s strong as an ox.”

― Jim Brown

“On a film set, there are runners who are 19, it’s their first job, but to me they’re as important as anybody else because if they don’t do their job then nobody else can. So I don’t think anybody should be treated disrespectfully or as if they’re of a lower status.”

― Jim Carter

“Most people know nobody in the military.”

― Jim Mattis

“The Packers have lots of owners nobody knows instead of one owner who doesn’t know squat.”

― Jim McMahon

“Nobody is completely perfect.”

― Jim Rash

“When you are not successful, nobody listens to you.”

― Jim Sarbh

“There are a lot of pros to doing a film, as far as it helping your film career, and it is completely different financially. But theatre is the only place where you get to actually be the character, and nobody is going to come around and change it later.”

― Jimmi Simpson

“Trump, in the crinkling of an eye, senses better than anyone the insecurity of people, that nobody knows whether anything is good or bad until they are told, and he is quite willing to tell them immediately.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“I don’t know any other columnists, and I don’t know what they do. I work the single! And nobody does what I do, anyway.”

― Jimmy Breslin

“I’m country at heart. I love doing normal stuff, like back in my rookie year when nobody knew who I was, and I could grab dinner and have normal conversations.”

― Jimmy Butler

“When I was elected President nobody asked me to negotiate between Israel and Egypt. It was not even a question raised in my campaign. But I felt that one of the reasons that I was elected President was to try to bring peace to the Holy Land.”

― Jimmy Carter

“Nobody, man or woman, has ever wrecked a good marriage.”

― Jimmy Dean

“It can get pretty hectic in New Orleans whenever I go shopping. So I’ll fly to Houston, buy my groceries, and then come back – nobody cares there because I’m not J.J. Watt.”

― Jimmy Graham

“When we did Beats, we had to begin again. Nobody at Best Buy knew who we were.”

― Jimmy Iovine

“Nobody will have control of the media in the future, because user-generated content is going to become the major content.”

― Jimmy Lai

“Nobody could have predicted the effect of John Bonham’s drum introduction on ‘Good Times, Bad Times,’ because no matter what he’d played in before, he’d never had the chance to flex his muscles and play like John Bonham.”

― Jimmy Page

“Probably the best thing that happened to me was going nuts. Nobody knew who I was until that happened.”

― Jimmy Piersall

“Early ‘Top of the Pops’ was something nobody else had done. ‘Radio 1’ hadn’t been invented. It was a life of constant excitement for all of us involved. It was a pop phenomenon.”

― Jimmy Savile

“That result at the French was a big break for me. I had been playing quite well up until that point but nobody really expected me to do well on clay – it was my worst surface. I had had some success on the clay but I was a set and a break up in the semi-final against Jausovec and maybe the enormity of the occasion got to me.”

― Jo Durie

“Quite often you want to tell somebody your dream, your nightmare. Well, nobody wants to hear about someone else’s dream, good or bad; nobody wants to walk around with it. The writer is always tricking the reader into listening to the dream.”

― Joan Didion

“Nobody knows what anticipation is anymore. Everything is so immediate.”

― Joan Jett

“Like children, adolescents need a framework. Otherwise they can’t cope. When someone has unlimited freedom, it means there’s nobody who cares what they’re doing.”

― Joan Lingard

“I’m in nobody’s circle, I’ve always been an outsider.”

― Joan Rivers

“Nobody wants to hear that you met Harry Truman… I met Harry Truman… But you know what I mean? Nobody’s interested. They want to know you met Rihanna. And that kills me.”

― Joan Rivers

“Nobody tells you Rwanda looks like Tuscany with its tiled roofs.”

― Joanna Lumley

“I was involved with the landmines before the Princess of Wales, and nobody gave a damn about people losing their limbs. It only became a success when she came along.”

― Joanna Lumley

“Life doesn’t run away from nobody. Life runs at people.”

― Joe Frazier

“Nobody smolders in real life.”

― Joe Gilgun

“I’m never going to let nobody take those kids. They Michael’s kids. They have no right to try to take those kids. It’s going to be a big mess over that.”

― Joe Jackson

“Not everybody has to work on the big problems, but if nobody does, they don’t get solved.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“I think that from day one, when it became clear that ‘Wicked’ was going to have a life, that we have set a standard for ourselves that we are never going to shortchange the audience; that every person that we put into that musical is going to be held to the highest standards; and that nobody is going to be coasting.”

― Joe Mantello

“Nobody wants to hear me rap.”

― Joe Mauer

“For all of the diversity in ‘Scandal,’ no one else would be sitting in a room wearing a T-shirt and chains and call a Southern white Republican president a ‘boy.’ And it’s those kinds of things that Rowan has the freedom to say that nobody else could say within the confines of the show.”

― Joe Morton

“When I first saw Dick Gregory on television, growing up in Queens, it was startling and amazing, because nobody else was doing what he was doing.”

― Joe Morton

“To be a leader, you have to make people want to follow you, and nobody wants to follow someone who doesn’t know where he is going.”

― Joe Namath

“I’ve been so good in so many movies that nobody saw.”

― Joe Pantoliano

“Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein.”

― Joe Theismann

“In the very early Seventies and the very late Sixties, nobody out here was originally from L.A.”

― Joe Walsh

“Nobody wants to be depressed – everybody’s trying to feel better; when they strive and fail, it’s all the more poignant.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“Nobody trusts the industrial food system to give them good food.”

― Joel Salatin

“I think once every person on the planet sees ‘New Moon’ and there’s nobody left who hasn’t see it, then I think they’ll be able to go see ‘Ninja.’”

― Joel Silver

“Nobody’s perfect, but I hold myself accountable. I think about the choices I make because they not only affect me, they affect all of my fans and my family.”

― Joey Lawrence

“There’s nobody as good as the Ramones, never will be.”

― Joey Ramone

“Football is about having the best offensive play possible. I always like to play offensive football, and nobody will convince me otherwise.”

― Johan Cruyff

“Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.”

― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Nobody’s more mindful of the sacrifices of our troops than those of us that command them.”

― John Abizaid

“I want to do a romantic comedy that nobody thought I could do. And then do a comedy with Dan Aykroyd that is totally different from ‘The Blues Brothers.’ I’m a comic actor, but I’m an actor, too.”

― John Belushi

“Nobody wants to hear an actor complain about too much work – especially other actors.”

― John Benjamin Hickey

“A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.”

― John Burroughs

“That’s one of the difficult things of being an actor that I’m still not used to. You have to go, you have to show up at these places where you know nobody, and sometimes with really impressive, high stakes people like Roman Polanski.”

― John C. Reilly

“My favorite model of success is when people say, ‘Nobody bought that first Velvet Underground album, but everyone who did started a band.’”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“You’re on Facebook, and you’re supposed to know your sexual orientation at 13… Nobody really knows what’s going on at that time, and people seem to… know stuff, or they have to act like they do, and they make decisions before they really need to.”

― John Cameron Mitchell

“Nobody destroys people – people destroy themselves, and it’s very, very sad.”

― John Catsimatidis

“My art flatters nobody by imitation; it courts nobody by smoothness, tickles nobody by petiteness… there is no finish in nature.”

― John Constable

“Nobody else in the world can do what we can do. And nobody else is willing to do it for altruistic reasons. I mean, we don’t go into places like Iraq to grab their oil or colonize their country. We go there to deliver, as George W. Bush said, the blessings of liberty.”

― John Cornyn

“If you show up to work five days in a row, nobody’s going to pat you on the back – everyone does that. Well, do that with your writing. Just show up. Be there for it. When you get an idea, write it down somewhere and then be a steward of that idea.”

― John Darnielle

“When you start out without a record nobody knows you, but if you have a record it’s a lot easier.”

― John Deacon

“One of the worries about a presidency is that everybody tells you yes. Nobody helps you figure out where your blind spots are.”

― John Dickerson

“Nobody in this country realizes that cap-and-trade is a tax – and it’s a great big one.”

― John Dingell

“I write what I want to write, and then, when it’s finished, I use my judgment to see whether or not I think it’s intrusive. If it is problematic, then I ask those involved. I won’t necessarily do what they say. But I do consult. I haven’t had too many problems. Nobody’s really gotten angry at me. Nobody, as far as I know, has felt betrayed.”

― John Edgar Wideman

“Nobody gets any guarantees.”

― John Engler

“So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don’t know why.”

― John Fahey

“I thought I’d be wasting my time to go to commercial record companies and make demos for them, because don’t forget, I was doing what I was doing and nobody understood what I was doing.”

― John Fahey

“Nobody understood better than Mr. Lincoln the obvious truth that in politics it does not suffice merely to nominate candidates. Something must also be done to elect them.”

― John George Nicolay

“Believe me, nobody likes to loaf more than me.”

― John Goodman

“There are three types of words: words we all know, words we should know, and words nobody knows. Don’t use the third category.”

― John Grisham

“Nobody wants to read about the honest lawyer down the street who does real estate loans and wills. If you want to sell books, you have to write about the interesting lawyers – the guys who steal all the money and take off. That’s the fun stuff.”

― John Grisham

“Nobody now is going from department to another department. Only Walt did that. I was very fond of him, really.”

― John Hench

“I was worried when I returned that I might be booed or barracked. Nobody has waved fivers at me. I am touched by the reception since I have come back.”

― John Higgins

“Nobody should underestimate how much the world changed on the 11th of September 2001.”

― John Howard

“Nobody should teach anywhere for 25 years, but I did.”

― John Keegan

“Open a magazine from the 1930s and ’40s and look at the illustrations in it. There’s nobody alive that could touch the way they could draw back then.”

― John Kricfalusi

“Nobody has ever gone broke selling escape to the American public.”

― John Lahr

“We should all know our family’s story, all the more so if nobody tells it to us directly and we have to find it out for ourselves.”

― John Lanchester

“Walt Disney had always tried to get more dimension in his animation and when I saw these tapes, I thought, This is it! This is what Walt was waiting for! But when I looked around, nobody at the studio at the time was even halfway interested in it.”

― John Lasseter

“Nobody pays attention to the way a person’s shirt folds around his shoulder when they sit down, but if that shirt folded in an unusual way, you’d notice it.”

― John Lasseter

“History keeps her secrets longer than most of us. But she has one secret that I will reveal to you tonight in the greatest confidence. Sometimes there are no winners at all. And sometimes nobody needs to lose.”

― John le Carre

“The basic thing nobody asks is why do people take drugs of any sort? Why do we have these accessories to normal living to live? I mean, is there something wrong with society that’s making us so pressurized, that we cannot live without guarding ourselves against it?”

― John Lennon

“I find I have to walk a little faster in public these days, but it’s very easy to remember when nobody had any idea who I was.”

― John Lithgow

“Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.”

― John Locke

“Nobody, not even the head coach, would do anything to a football unilaterally, such as adjust the amount of pressure in a ball, without the quarterback not knowing. It would have to be the quarterback’s idea.”

― John Madden

“Nobody, not even the head coach, would do anything to the football unilaterally, such as adjust the amount of pressure in a ball, without the quarterback not knowing. It would have to be the quarterback’s idea.”

― John Madden

“The beauty of knowing yourself is nobody else has to.”

― John McAfee

“I used to take five or six books away and bring five or six books back. Nobody gave me direction or advice and I read much in the way that a boy might watch television.”

― John McGahern

“In our relationship, we don’t have that situation. I don’t require what he needs, and he doesn’t require what I need. I know what I do; I have an amazing life that nobody knows about.”

― John Oates

“I’ve learned a lot about putting a show up in Vegas. You can’t just all of a sudden put up a show here and do well. Nobody does.”

― John O’Hurley

“Nobody lives up to the norms that God had in mind when he first created human beings.”

― John Ortberg

“I’ll go to the movies and hear ‘Angel From Montgomery’ in some film, and nobody ever even told me about it. They don’t tell you your stuff is going to be in a movie. They don’t have to, so they don’t tell you. You get paid eventually.”

― John Prine

“What nobody wants to discuss is whether or not the black-and-white argument about trade – you’re either a free trader or you’re a protectionist – is the right one. It’s the old 19th century argument.”

― John Ralston Saul

“There is a demographic catastrophe happening in Europe that nobody wants to talk about, that we daren’t bring up because we are so cagey about not offending people racially.”

― John Rhys-Davies

“Sure, every young person dreams about being famous, but nobody wants to be famous – unless they’re Zsa Zsa Gabor – every single moment of every single day.”

― John Ritter

“Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules. They apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical. They make sure everybody plays by the rules. But it is a limited role. Nobody ever went to a ballgame to see the umpire.”

― John Roberts

“When I left college, nobody expected much of me – and nor did I.”

― John Rocha

“Whatever we can’t develop internally – and nobody develops everything internally – you have to be able to trade and sign free agents.”

― John S. Middleton

“A thousand restaurants close every month. They re-open, and that’s good for America. Nobody’s rescuing them. They employ people, too. If we let them go bankrupt, the factories don’t go away, the creative people don’t go away. They get employed more productively by others.”

― John Stossel

“The currencies of science are discoveries and ideas; the rewards are the excitement of going where nobody has been before and, if one is inclined to such things, the kudos of peer acclaim, plus funds to do more research.”

― John Sulston

“I speak my mind, so I don’t hold my tongue for nobody.”

― John Wall

“I’d love to sell out completely. It’s just that nobody has been willing to buy.”

― John Waters

“I never have really become accustomed to the ‘John.’ Nobody ever really calls me John… I’ve always been Duke or Marion or John Wayne. It’s a name that goes well together, and it’s like one word – John Wayne.”

― John Wayne

“Nobody should come to the movies unless he believes in heroes.”

― John Wayne

“Over the years all these vampire movies have come out and nobody looks like a vampire anymore.”

― Johnny Depp

“Nobody’s ever made a film in the history of cinema where they weren’t expecting some return on their dough.”

― Johnny Depp

“What’s quite nice about this whole folk movement is that it’s born out of genuine friendship. And nobody’s infringing on anybody’s space.”

― Johnny Flynn

“Every performer has a little gem, a little pearl they have done that nobody pays much attention to. And then one day, somebody does recognize it, which is so gratifying.”

― Johnny Mathis

“Nobody ever heard Jack Nicklaus say ‘I don’t know’ about anything.”

― Johnny Miller

“When people pick the best drivers of all time, nobody ever picks Lee Trevino. But when he played, like at Tanglewood at the ’74 PGA, he missed one fairway in 72 holes.”

― Johnny Miller

“I don’t need much more money, and I thought that when I retired that nobody would want to talk to me anymore. Then I did, and people still want to talk to me.”

― Johnny Ramone

“Nobody gets lucky all the time. Nobody can win all the time. Nobody’s a robot. Nobody’s perfect.”

― Johnny Weir

“Figure skating is theatrical, and a part of it is wearing costumes. My costumes were very over-the-top and outrageous for figure skating. But for me, it’s all beautiful. Even when nobody else believed they were beautiful, I felt beautiful in them.”

― Johnny Weir

“There’s nobody at welterweight I didn’t face that I wasn’t stronger than. I didn’t face anybody that I didn’t feel I couldn’t outpower.”

― Johny Hendricks

“If I beat Carlos Condit, nobody’s in my way.”

― Johny Hendricks

“Nobody really knows how I fight or what I’m capable of. Nobody has high expectations for me. I get to go out and prove I belong.”

― Johny Hendricks

“If I were to tell you that your life is already perfect, whole, and complete just as it is, you would think I was crazy. Nobody believes his or her life is perfect. And yet there is something within each of us that basically knows we are boundless, limitless.”

― Joko Beck

“Nobody in show business can possibly get away with making fun of their boss.”

― Jon Cryer

“Nobody talks about Shaq Thompson. I don’t know what he is. He’s like a nickel corner/linebacker.”

― Jon Gruden

“First of all, this whole idea of this one percent versus the 99 percent, it’s a false statistic. There’s nobody that is wealthy saying, let’s go get the people that aren’t. First of all, there’s no versus. He’s creating a false class warfare in a country where there is no class structure.”

― Jon Lovitz

“Nobody is opposed to paying taxes; governments need to coordinate, work together and simplify the law.”

― Jon Oringer

“The truth is that nobody agrees with anybody 100 percent of the time.”

― Jon Tester

“You can make a very good argument that society would be much worse off if you let 10 rapists and murderers free rather than put one poor, wrongly accused accountant in prison. And so my only point on that is that it should open up an argument. It should not sort of settle one, because nobody disagrees with it.”

― Jonah Goldberg

“In 1962, we created the Filmmakers’ Co-Op because nobody wanted to distribute our films. If we had the Internet in those days, we wouldn’t have needed the Co-Op.”

― Jonas Mekas

“I like to work in a small team. There is only 18 of us on the design team. Nobody has ever left.”

― Jonathan Ive

“Nobody sets out to be evil. They’re insecure, and they make bad decisions.”

― Jonathan Krisel

“Nobody’s perfect. And if you think they are, you’re sadly mistaken.”

― Jonathan Rhys Meyers

“Nobody wants to rock their own life. But, on the other hand, when your life does get rocked, it affords you a certain level of emotional honesty. It liberates you to be who you really are.”

― Jonathan Tropper

“When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it’s time for artists to make their mark.”

― Joni Mitchell

“Nobody understood The Reoccurring Dream, but after September 11, when we were coerced to do a national duty and go out and shop, surely people could begin to see what I was getting at.”

― Joni Mitchell

“People used to say nobody can sing my songs but me – they’re too personal.”

― Joni Mitchell

“During a big rock show, you can flub a few things and nobody will hear it, because it gets buried under everything else.”

― Jonny Lang

“Without the piano, my life would be a disaster – nobody would hold me in any regard. It’s the thing that saved me.”

― Jools Holland

“I don’t win anything in life, you know what I mean? I was, like, the awkward kid who didn’t go to prom, but I did – nobody noticed, though.”

― Jordan Gavaris

“Nobody wants to see sketch comedy that’s the same sketch they’ve seen time and time again, or that’s just a rehash of that thing.”

― Jordan Peele

“All things considered, there’s nobody better for children than parents.”

― Jordan Peterson

“I don’t buy this premise that the number of minifigures needs to be an equal amount to be gender neutral. Nobody makes artistic products like that; nobody makes a movie and says there has to be equal numbers of men and women.”

― Jorgen Vig Knudstorp

“One Christmas, I wrote a nativity play. But nobody turned up on the day of the performance apart from my brother and my cousins, so I just read the whole script onstage and made my brother pretend to be one of the animals at the inn.”

― Jorja Smith

“People come to me to say I don’t sell; Brazilian media say I don’t give interviews. Nobody is obligated to do anything.”

― Jose Aldo

“Nobody gave me anything. I conquered everything. And I gave them a lot more than they gave me back.”

― Jose Aldo

“Nobody stays young forever.”

― Jose Aldo

“When I’m inside the cage, nobody will take anything away from me.”

― Jose Aldo

“Nobody in their right mind will even attempt or even think of leaving the European Union, because they will understand that it is not in their best interest.”

― Jose Angel Gurria

“Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them. By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.”

― Jose Mourinho

“I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects of the North American cultural world. These are well known to all. But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous effects of the industrial and commercial process of ‘cultural lamination’ that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.”

― Jose Saramago

“Whoever it was who said that to philosophize is an exercise in dying was right in more ways than one, for by writing a book, nobody gets younger.”

― Joseph Brodsky

“He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.”

― Joseph Heller

“Don’t ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.”

― Josh Billings

“The first thing I’ve learned is to trust nobody.”

― Josh Bowman

“I have to have faith that we’re going to succeed in transforming where we get our energy from. The big worry is whether or not we’re going to do it before it’s too late. And I think nobody knows the answer to that.”

― Josh Fox

“With my career, considering my age and how much time I’ve been out… how much time I’ve got left, nobody knows.”

― Josh Gordon

“Once you have love as a motivator in a story, your character is free to do anything. Once you say the character is in love, he can do the craziest thing that nobody would do who’s not in love. Once you’re in love, you have that excuse to go and do whatever you want.”

― Josh Hutcherson

“It’s the South that maintains the idea that they’re different, which is interesting because nobody else really cares.”

― Josh Lucas

“Even though reality TV is very manipulated, it’s all manipulated so that something real happens. And so, our job in this era is to make that real thing happen, because nobody wants to see any more manipulated, pre-planned performances. That era is over.”

― Josh Pais

“My favorite actor is Sir Ben Kingsley – nobody is as good as him, in my opinion. I think he’s so good as an artist.”

― Josh Peck

“Nobody starts out evil – we know that. It’s life circumstances that lead them to that.”

― Josh Trank

“When I first started out in this business, it was easy because nobody wanted anything from me. But now everyone wants something from me, so it’s hard to break away and just be a songwriter.”

― Josh Turner

“I grew up in a musical family, but nobody was a professional musician.”

― Joshua Bell

“Nobody criticizes the ‘Mighty Ducks’ trilogy and gets away with it. Nobody!”

― Joshua Jackson

“We will all fail in life, but nobody has to be a failure. Failing at a thing doesn’t make you a failure. You are only a failure when you quit trying.”

― Joyce Meyer

“Nobody likes to have trouble. The moment we get a hint that it’s coming, a common response is, ‘Oh no! Not again!’”

― Joyce Meyer

“Nobody can ever say that being negative ever helped them at all – not in any way.”

― Joyce Meyer

“I’ve always felt misunderstood. Growing up, it’s been my word against the teachers’ or my parents’ word, and nobody would ever listen to me.”

― Joyner Lucas

“Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was.”

― Judi Dench

“Strive for perfection. Nobody’s going to be perfect on this earth. But strive for perfection.”

― Judith Jamison

“For email, the old postcard rule applies. Nobody else is supposed to read your postcards, but you’d be a fool if you wrote anything private on one.”

― Judith Martin

“Obviously I’m going to be polite, so nobody has anything to fear from me.”

― Judith Martin

“Nobody who knows me and loves me dearly would ever call me adaptable or flexible. I’m not.”

― Judith Viorst

“My father was the youngest of seven, and nobody lived to be 60. And so we were always sitting shiva in my house, and my father would say, ‘Life goes on.’”

― Judy Blume

“Nobody talks about housewives anymore! This is what we were supposed to do in the ’50s. Not everybody, but in my milieu. My crowd. You went to college, and you got a degree in case, God forbid, you ever had to work. And you better find somebody to marry while you’re there, because otherwise, what’s going to become of you?”

― Judy Blume

“When Joan Rivers walked through the curtain on ‘The Tonight Show,’ nobody in my house was allowed to utter a sound. Her gait was full of pep and purpose and her voice unmatched.”

― Judy Gold

“I really love this character I played called Becky Freeley in a T.V. show called ‘Miss Guided’. We only shot seven episodes, and nobody watched it, and it was on for, like, a second, but I really liked that character.”

― Judy Greer

“Nobody can give a good performance unless the authors and composers have written a good part, a fact which is often overlooked.”

― Judy Holliday

“I couldn’t identify with the images in ‘Elle’ or ‘Vogue’ or ‘Harper’s Bazaar.’ Nobody in the world we’re walking around in actually looks like that.”

― Juergen Teller

“Nobody on this earth is perfect. Everybody has their flaws; everybody has their dark secrets and vices.”

― Juice Wrld

“Nobody has to carry the weight of the squad. They have to be part of the team and give their best for the team.”

― Julen Lopetegui

“In the history of Wikileaks, nobody has claimed that the material being put out is not authentic.”

― Julian Assange

“Nobody could dissapear to their trailer once it was up and running, you were all there on the same stage. It was 10 days of rehearsal and 10 days of shooting, which was very tiring.”

― Julian Sands

“I think birth and motherhood are not things that you’re trained to do. You might have a good example in your own mum, but nobody teaches you how to be a really great mum.”

― Julie Andrews

“People think actors have such glamorous lives, but the truth is actors go where nobody wants to go.”

― Juliette Binoche

“You make your own path as an actor. Nobody does it for you, so you have to invent yourself.”

― Juliette Binoche

“Teachers are sort of faced with a thankless task, because no matter how good they are, unless they find a way to personally rationalize the rewards of their effort, nobody else is really going to do it for them en masse.”

― Julius Erving

“If you’re the star of a show, the next one has to be as good or better, and if you’re doing a series, if anything goes wrong, it’s your fault. There’s nobody else to blame.”

― June Whitfield

“This thing where Daniel Cormier wants to fight Brock Lesnar; I know he wants to make money, but it doesn’t make any sense. The only one who wants to see that fight or make that fight is him. Nobody else wants to see that.”

― Junior dos Santos

“I find infidelity interesting because it’s so revelatory about people. It’s this really silent thing. Everyone acknowledges it as a general practice, but nobody likes to go beyond that, to get down to the nitty-gritty.”

― Junot Diaz

“If we should ever get to Heaven, we shall find nobody to reproach us for being black, or for being slaves.”

― Jupiter Hammon

“I always like to remember the year 2008, when we had an amazing offer from Chelsea for Franck Ribery. From that day on, the whole world of football knew nobody can buy a Bayern Munich player against the will of Bayern Munich.”

― Jupp Heynckes

“Each doctor makes a much, much more important job than I do, but at the end, nobody talks about him. We all know about it, but we don’t really think about it.”

― Jurgen Klopp

“It is surprising how many people who don’t read believe they have a book in them. Why? Nobody would imagine that Alfred Brendel took up the piano on a whim at 25 when he found accountancy unpleasant.”

― Justin Cartwright

“Just because it reads well doesn’t mean it’s always going to look good on screen. Then, a network or studio has to pick up the show, and then they have to order more episodes, and then people have to watch it. It could be the greatest thing on television that nobody ever watches.”

― Justin Hartley

“A little makeover never hurt nobody.”

― Justin Tranter

“Nobody knows better than I do what the pressures of party leadership can do to a young family. It tore mine apart.”

― Justin Trudeau

“Nobody wants to lose game.”

― K. L. Rahul

“I do try to shop online and support people who hand-make their stuff, and because you can find stuff that nobody else has.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“Unless they’re superhuman, nobody’s going to look perfect all the time.”

― Kaia Gerber

“We earned our dollars in a hard way;, nobody gave us a feast or gave it on a plate. We worked hard and we have innovated; we have made things in a better way at a cheaper rate and gave it to the people of India.”

― Kallam Anji Reddy

“Can’t nobody handle me.”

― Kamaru Usman

“When it comes down to digging, can’t nobody dig as hard as I can dig.”

― Kamaru Usman

“Nobody – nobody – in my division wants to fight me, because I am the hardest fight for anybody.”

― Kamaru Usman

“The fact of the matter is that nobody understands what John Coltrane is doing except John Coltrane. And maybe not even him. So we’re all experiencing it on this subconscious level.”

― Kamasi Washington

“Los Angeles has always been overlooked as far as jazz, and just high-level music in general. But, like, my dad’s a musician, so I’ve grown up around so many brilliant musicians that nobody outside Los Angeles knows about.”

― Kamasi Washington

“Gerald Wilson was one of my mentors: he was in his nineties before he passed and, literally, every time I saw him, he’d be like, ‘Man, Kamasi, I’ve got this new thing! Nobody ever heard anything like this before!’ It’s amazing hanging out with somebody that was born in 1918.”

― Kamasi Washington

“Nobody deserves to be bullied.”

― Kane Brown

“Once I got to high school and hit my growth spurt, nobody really messed with me anymore.”

― Kane Brown

“Nobody is like Tanuja Trivedi in this whole world.”

― Kangana Ranaut

“Nobody can tell me where I can and can’t go.”

― Kanye West

“In Greek mythology, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy, except – due to her rejection of Apollo’s affections – nobody would ever believe her warnings.”

― Kara Swisher

“I’m not exaggerating when I say that the 761st was Patton’s best tank unit and nobody knew about it.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“I feel like I’ve always been a full-time historian, but nobody knows it.”

― Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

“Even though I have lived in the States since I was 18, in my head I am still very British, and I do have this romance for towns in Middle America that nobody gets to see.”

― Karen Elson

“It’s not enough to just mildly want what you want. You must wildly want what you want. Nobody ever got their greatest wishes by being wishy-washy. You need to put extreme energy into your power of intention to win what you wanna win.”

― Karen Salmansohn

“Nobody wants to get into controversies, especially in the film industry. I do not wish to be a controversial girl. But sometimes you have to take tough decisions that might eventually help your career.”

― Karishma Tanna

“Police are not all bad guys. Nobody is all bad guys.”

― Karl A. Menninger

“The story with anorexic girls – nobody works with anorexic girls. That has nothing to do with fashion.”

― Karl Lagerfeld

“Nobody’s feeling, after 10 days of playing every day, 100 per cent ready or fit.”

― Karolina Pliskova

“Nobody can write stories like Malayalam writers.”

― Karthi

“When I came to Mumbai from Indore, I knew nobody.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“People realize this man knows what the hell’s going on and nobody else does.”

― Kary Mullis

“The problem with relegating black history to one really short month, the shortest month, is not only are we telling the same stories over and over again – which are amazing, George Washington Carver is incredible, there’s nobody like Frederick Douglass – but there are so many.”

― Karyn Parsons

“I want to host a religious show. I’m sure nobody will be wanting the 11 o’clock spot on Sunday morning. I think we should really get some of our own preachers and preach that gay is good. And we’d have a great choir.”

― Kate Clinton

“Nobody’s made an impact like Raina Telgemeier or Kate Beaton. I think that indie creators, people making webcomics and graphic novels, are the ones to watch.”

― Kate Leth

“Nobody took you out for lunch when I started. Carla Bruni took me out for lunch once. She was really nice. Otherwise, you don’t get fed.”

― Kate Moss

“There’s nobody that’s ever really been able to take care of me. Johnny did for a bit. I believed what he said. Like if I said, ‘What do I do?’ he’d tell me. And that’s what I missed when I left. I really lost that gauge of somebody I could trust.”

― Kate Moss

“There’s nobody like The B-52s. But doing stuff on my own, I can also express more personal songs.”

― Kate Pierson

“I’ve always felt a bit hard done by in England – you know, I’ve won the Bisto three times in Ireland, but it has felt like nobody has even heard of me in my home country.”

― Kate Thompson

“My mother is Italian and my dad’s Irish. In my family, we’re expressive. Nobody holds back.”

― Kate Walsh

“It was really fun. It was fun for a lot of reasons. It was fun because nobody thought that we would be successful. It was on a network that wasn’t even there at the time.”

― Katey Sagal

“I’d like to be able to be like a director, like Richard Brooks, say. And be able to say, ‘I did my best, and this is it, and there’s nobody to blame but me.’”

― Katharine Ross

“Nobody understands what a producer does.”

― Kathleen Kennedy

“I didn’t think I was an actor and fought it for a long time. Nobody paid for that but me.”

― Kathleen Quinlan

“They say that in space, nobody can hear you scream. The first time I stepped out of the airlock, I was ready to scream – not because I was scared but because I was so excited to see the Earth below me.”

― Kathleen Rubins

“As a dancer, it’s hard because there’s such a perfectionist quality that you really have to let go of while you’re acting, because nobody wants to a watch a perfect person on screen.”

― Kathryn McCormick

“The reason most people get eating disorders is because they want to be skinny, but they do it stupidly, and they stop eating completely – nobody knows anything about nutrition or exercise. I think it should be a separate subject in school.”

― Kathryn Prescott

“A lot of celebrities, especially when you’re talking about the really big ones, live in what I call the fame bubble. Nobody ever says no to them or challenges them or even teases them.”

― Kathy Griffin

“In North Carolina nobody bothers us; we’re all about concentrating on the work or our auditions that we’re trying to get a flight out for. So all that crap is not something that I’m confronted with on a daily basis.”

― Katie Holmes

“Nobody ever got fat eating vegetables.”

― Katie Lee

“It’s the training that’s the hardest. It’s the preparation. The months and months of preparation that nobody really sees, that’s the hardest part.”

― Katie Taylor

“Nobody would be an actor if he/she were not charming at some level.”

― Katrina Kaif

“My whole thing is there is nobody else like you in this whole world.”

― Katy Mixon

“There’s no bigger a superstar, and nobody closer with the fans, than Kazuchika Okada.”

― Kazuchika Okada

“I think most people don’t know that I really write everything myself. No help. There’s nobody in the studio except for me and the engineer. A lot of people don’t think I’m a singer. They think I’m a rapper.”

― Kehlani

“If you write your own material and perform your own material, then nobody can really expose it because if you keep your secrets close to yourself, then nobody can really expose you.”

― Keith Barry

“When I die there is nobody to take my place.”

― Keith Haring

“I’m difficult for management. That’s why I have the reputation because nobody challenges management.”

― Keith Olbermann

“I don’t feel the need to define nothin’ to nobody, because I’m always changing. Why say that I’m this or that when I might not be tomorrow? I’m gonna follow my own feelings and my own heart.”

― Keke Palmer

“There was nobody in my family who knew anything about the film industry. I’m from the west of Scotland. It’s not exactly a mecca for filmmaking. I think I saw Rab C. Nesbitt in Asda once, but that was about it.”

― Kelly Macdonald

“There was no person, whether they thought I was too fat, too black, too country, too ghetto, too New York, too thug or too whatever! Nobody ultimately had the say over whether or not I was going to make it.”

― Kelly Price

“Nobody believed in us. Everybody made fun of Houston basketball. I can’t say I blamed ’em.”

― Kelvin Sampson

“I enjoy total creative control right now. Nobody tells me to make it longer, shorter, better, sexier, more violent, whatever.”

― Ken Burns

“In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base.”

― Ken Harrelson

“People who are running for office mislead the American people by saying that there’s a three-point plan or a bumper sticker kind of way of bringing down gasoline prices. The fact of the matter is that nobody can do that. The price of oil is set on the global economy. People who have looked at this closely and hard know that’s the case.”

― Ken Salazar

“When I was scheduled to fight in Japan, and then I would come back to the United States, I would have to train, but there was nobody to train here. There was no such thing as a striker going with a grappler, or a striker going to the ground with a grappler, or a grappler standing up and fighting with a boxer.”

― Ken Shamrock

“Nobody’s going to say hello to me in the street, really, because there’ll be someone a bit more famous coming along the street in a minute. That typifies London, really.”

― Ken Stott

“Nobody’s gonna be a perfect parent, you know? We’re all doing the best we can.”

― Kendra Wilkinson

“When I ask OGs why there’s so much division in the streets, nobody never really knows. But you know one thing that everybody always mention? A woman.”

― Kendrick Lamar

“Nobody in America, in the modern generation, has read their mythology or legends.”

― Kenneth Anger

“Nobody is as good as he thinks he is.”

― Kenneth L. Pike

“My career was really odd, because I literally had a greatest hits album out and nobody knew who I was. They knew the songs, but they didn’t know me.”

― Kenny Chesney

“When Pandora doesn’t pay, and bars don’t pay, and weddings don’t pay, and nobody buys CDs or shirts or concert tickets or lessons, then the musician can’t make a living making music.”

― Kent Beck

“Of course there’s some things that I would have liked to have… none of my friends growing up had their father in the house. None of ’em. We had uncles and stuff like that, but nobody had a father in the house, none of my friends.”

― Kenyon Martin

“Nobody can shut the door in your face if you own the door.”

― Kerby Jean-Raymond

“Changing public perceptions is important. Nobody bats an eyelid in a team sport when a player gets injured and is still getting paid. In tennis, there is nothing like that.”

― Kevin Anderson

“The reason I put so much energy into it at the beginning was that while there were plenty of people looking after the talkies, almost nobody was doing the same for the silents. Now there are plenty of very good historians and restorers.”

― Kevin Brownlow

“Nobody would ever, ever get even remotely lippy about the Islanders with me, or there’d be bloodshed on the set of ‘Entourage.’ Everybody knows that you don’t even go there.”

― Kevin Connolly

“I could give a flying flip about doing promo because, no disrespect, nobody put me in the position that I’m in.”

― Kevin Gates

“An unemployed court jester is nobody’s fool.”

― Kevin Hart

“I ain’t never called nobody no redskin. I’ve never been mad, like, ‘Get out of this restaurant, you redskin.’”

― Kevin Hart

“The people who make policy decisions should damned well know what they are talking about before they make the decisions. There is nobody who is an expert on cloning who would be afraid after seeing Attack of the Clones.”

― Kevin J. Anderson

“You custom make your own car, ain’t nobody else driving that.”

― Kevin Knox

“There’s so much emphasis on the economic might of China, of Southeast Asia, Asian ‘Super Tigers’ and things like that. But nobody was really looking from the perspective of a family story, of these individuals.”

― Kevin Kwan

“I’m quite shy. Television presents an amplified version of yourself. When I’m on camera I’m pumping more adrenaline, I’m being a bit more engaging than I am in everyday conversation, but that’s normal, isn’t it? Otherwise nobody would want to watch.”

― Kevin McCloud

“Think about it: if you were running a multi-million dollar company, and your database of customer information was stolen, would you want to tell your clients? No. Most companies did not until the laws required them to. It’s in the best interest of organisations – when they’re attacked and information is stolen – to tell nobody.”

― Kevin Mitnick

“I lived in Germany from when I was 6 until I was 10, so, of course, I played soccer. When I came back to the States, nobody played soccer, and none of the schools taught German, so I couldn’t continue to excel in those categories.”

― Kevin Nealon

“You don’t want to throw out a good idea and have nobody get excited about it. It takes the wind out of your sails.”

― Kevin Nealon

“Nobody forces you to work at Wal-Mart. Start your own business! Sell something to Wal-Mart!”

― Kevin O’Leary

“People are aware of what I stand for through television. Nobody gets rich on TV but you build brand. That’s what I’m attempting to do.”

― Kevin O’Leary

“All I can say is that Triple H is literally the most dedicated man in sports entertainment. Nobody works as hard as he does.”

― Kevin Owens

“In what transcends this world, the best is Messi because he is incredible: he does things that nobody can do.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“Nobody watches commercials if you ask them. Nevertheless, they watch commercials.”

― Kevin Reilly

“It’s too expensive, that’s the thing nobody wants to talk about. It is too expensive to make movies. That’s not true, it is too expensive to market movies. Making movies is not.”

― Kevin Smith

“I didn’t have to listen to nobody or look how anybody wanted me to look. I just wanted to be myself and look however I want.”

― Khoudia Diop

“Nobody interviewed Kitty Potter about what she wore. I would have loved to hear what she would have said about some of this stuff.”

― Kim Basinger

“Nobody wants to take a hard look of the entitlement system to see what it is.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“Nobody was like, ‘Kimberly, we’re going to let you anchor general news or host a show or do any of that.’ I at first started out doing legal analysis, but I had to make the case to my bosses… give me a shot, give me a chance, and I was able to do that: say, ‘Let me fill in. Let me show you my range. Nothing to lose here – it’s the holidays.’”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“Nobody is going to believe what you’re saying if you don’t believe it yourself.”

― Kimberly Guilfoyle

“I’ve got to be a guide to my kids. Nobody else is going to do it.”

― Kimbo Slice

“There’s always a lot of talk about motivation to race, but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don’t really care what people think.”

― Kimi Raikkonen

“Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Nobody kicks on being interrupted if it’s by applause.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Nobody ever grew despondent looking for trouble.”

― Kin Hubbard

“There are two ways to handle a woman, and nobody knows either of them.”

― Kin Hubbard

“Nobody works as hard for his money as the man who marries it.”

― Kin Hubbard

“I’m in East L.A., like Mount Washington, Highland Park. There’s a little strip that they’re gentrifying, trying to make a hip spot, but you go there, and it’s just kind of barren. Nobody hangs out anywhere in L.A. There’s no loitering in L.A., so I don’t know what to do with myself.”

― King Tuff

“Nobody should mistreat anybody. Homosexuals should not be mistreated. Heterosexuals should not be mistreated. Bisexuals should not be mistreated.”

― Kirk Cameron

“I don’t need a critic to tell me I’m an actor. I make my own way. Nobody’s my boss. Nobody’s ever been my boss.”

― Kirk Douglas

“I can’t imagine having a real personal thing, like divorce and marriage, all those things, being in the public eye. I try to not talk about anything personal, and then nobody has the fire to throw back at you, like ‘You said this back then!’”

― Kirsten Dunst

“The press pool was taking bets on how many months I would last. There was nobody in the state who thought I had any shot at being a good senator.”

― Kirsten Gillibrand

“There is nobody I know by name who is concerned with collecting information for the Russian authorities. There are people whom I know by sight whom I trusted with my life.”

― Klaus Fuchs

“The problem is that rap is so often a caricature of its own image. Nobody comes to the table with the seriousness of the effect that it can have; nobody is prepared for that.”

― K’naan

“Sometimes I just wish nobody knew who I was.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“I love being a mum. Sometimes I just wish nobody knew who I was.”

― Kourtney Kardashian

“Nobody programmes the brain, yet it keeps learning. India shouldn’t miss the emerging age of brain-inspired computing.”

― Kris Gopalakrishnan

“At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it.”

― Krista Allen

“Nobody wants to be losing, especially in New York. It’s extremely tough. That’s how it is.”

― Kristaps Porzingis

“I’ve been very lucky in the characters I’ve chosen. Up until last year I was a nobody. I did jobs I booked because I needed to put food in my mouth.”

― Kristen Bell

“Sure, ‘Twilight’ is really huge right now and everybody’s freaking out over it, but it will go away soon and I will be back to doing what I’m used to doing: weird little movies that nobody sees.”

― Kristen Stewart

“Nobody is pushing me. Nobody is telling me what I do.”

― Kristine Opolais

“Nobody really knows what they’re doing. Some are just better at pretending like they do.”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“I’ll tell you, nobody was more excited than me, in the entire world, that there is a ‘Silicon Valley’ Funko set.”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“I know what is funny coming out of my mouth and what is not funny coming out of my mouth. You have to figure out, What is the joke that I can do that nobody else can do?”

― Kumail Nanjiani

“Nobody wants a complainer.”

― Kurt Vile

“We did this film in 13 days, mind you. And 13 days is not very long for a feature film. Nobody in their right mind would argue that. Nobody in their right mind would do that.”

― Kurtwood Smith

“Nobody mountain bikes anymore – or ever did – in comedy, so I have to go by myself.”

― Kyle Kinane

“Nobody can deliver a line better than Jadakiss. That’s where I learned my technique. He can deliver punchlines so perfectly wrapped up for you to enjoy. If I had a different favorite rapper, I wouldn’t be able to make some of the music I do.”

― Kyle

“There’s nobody taller and cooler than Will Smith. He’s the coolest tall person, so I’m trying to be like that.”

― Kyle

“Lincoln emancipated nobody. The man freed not a single slave.”

― L. Neil Smith

“If there is an authoritarian structure at St. Hill it has been brought into being by the government itself. St. Hill is trying to correct itself. It doesn’t know what it’s trying to correct because nobody has told it what to correct.”

― L. Ron Hubbard

“Nobody is poor unless he stand in need of justice.”

― Lactantius

“Nobody wants to retire from football.”

― LaDainian Tomlinson

“The instrument that I never learned how to play was my fans. You know, they are the part of the story that nobody teaches you. I just want to do the right thing; I want to be a voice with them, among them.”

― Lady Gaga

“I don’t like Los Angeles. The people are awful and terribly shallow, and everybody wants to be famous but nobody wants to play the game. I’m from New York. I will kill to get what I need.”

― Lady Gaga

“There is a story which is not being told strongly enough of the Afghan employees of the UN inside the country who are saving hundreds of thousands of lives everyday by their bravery and nobody talks of them.”

― Lakhdar Brahimi

“Remember when Jay-Z wore a Che Guevara T-shirt? Nobody knew who Che was. Then Jay-Z wears it, and it’s everywhere.”

― Lamar Odom

“I don’t think nobody’s doubting I can play basketball.”

― Lamar Odom

“Nobody needs to cry for me. I’m going to be great.”

― Lance Armstrong

“In F1, nobody is here to help you, and you have to make your place, and that is done by everyone individually.”

― Lance Stroll

“Because we’re sponsored by competing breweries there is always competition. When we were both fighting for ninth or 10th place, nobody really cared except the two companies.”

― Larry Dixon

“You can never let anything distract you from your main objective. My only goal is to be great. That’s all I want. That’s all I ever aspire to be. Greatness is something nobody can ever take away from you, no matter what happens. So I put all my energy and focus into my craft.”

― Larry Fitzgerald

“I think Ali was a fan of mine, even though he never said it. A lot of fighters thought I was pretty good. Nobody every really spoke different on that. But a lot of fighters thought I was good so.”

― Larry Holmes

“Nobody ever wants to hire me or offer me a job. I think I’m really talented; I really do. Like, people may not like my views about Muslims or whatever.”

― Laura Loomer

“I have a whole area in my closet for displaying shoes. They are in rows. But nobody comes in my closet, so they are only on display for me. It’s pretty spectacular.”

― Laura Marano

“I adored ‘Breaking The Waves,’ so when Lars von Trier wanted me in ‘Dogville,’ I was beside myself with joy. He works in a way that nobody I’ve ever worked with works.”

― Lauren Bacall

“Nobody can ever describe how much you explore a character on a Peter Berg movie until you’re doing it.”

― Lauren Cohan

“None of my friends call me L.C. That was just a high school nickname, and nobody refers to me like that anymore.”

― Lauren Conrad

“When I went back to modeling, nobody knew how to deal with a 46-year-old model!”

― Lauren Hutton

“Nobody is strong 100 percent of the time or falling apart 100 percent of the time; sometimes you’re doing both at once.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“If Radiohead made a video where Thom Yorke was featured more than the other members, nobody would say anything.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“Somebody said to me once that Chvrches was an emo band in disguise, but nobody had figured it out yet, and I thought, ‘You’re not wrong!’”

― Lauren Mayberry

“I didn’t tell anyone I had lupus for many, many years, and I didn’t tell anyone I had cancer. I was afraid no one would hire me, and I also felt it was deeply personal. It was nobody’s business. Now, of course, my feelings have changed.”

― Lauren Shuler Donner

“Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect?”

― Laurence J. Peter

“Nobody is going to pretend that I am younger than I am. Apart from anything else, it is in the papers all the damn time – every time I have a birthday.”

― Laurence Olivier

“Something that would probably surprise my fans is that I wear contact lenses, and nobody really knows that because I guess I’ve never really had to tell anybody about that.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“Nobody’s going to force me to do something against my will. What do I owe anybody that I should submit my will to them?”

― Lauryn Hill

“I went from playing for nobody and having awkward experiences at award shows to now being all over the place playing sold-out shows for people who know all of the words.”

― Lauv

“Growing up, I played in different bands and did a lot of self-booked touring and traveling around, and my sister was driving us on tour, and we’re playing for nobody and literally begging my friends that I went to high school with to buy tickets to our shows.”

― Lauv

“Nobody, in my lifetime, in either party, has reached out with a message of hope, growth and opportunity to minorities better than Jack Kemp.”

― Lawrence Kudlow

“In the modern operas that ‘Miss Saigon’ and ‘Les Miz’ are, nobody breaks out into song from conventional book dialogue. Everything is sung from beginning to end, including the recitative.”

― Lea Salonga

“Since most startups operate at a break-neck pace, with a concept to prove or a product to launch within a rapidly shortening runway of financing, company culture often gets shoved aside. This is a big, big mistake: Nobody serious about their business should put culture in the corner.”

― Leah Busque

“Nobody would deny that if someone was a billionaire in 1962, his billions are going to affect all of his descendants. The reverse is also true. The lack of education, material, and finances for a slave are going to affect the descendants of that individual as well.”

― Lecrae

“I know I’m wonderfully made, and nobody can take that away from me. So regardless of what I show you or expose to you, you don’t have any bearing on my worth and what I mean.”

― Lecrae

“Nobody heard records of you playing whatever the melody was on those low strings. It worked out good, you know, about 25 or 26 million records later. I guess it worked out alright.”

― Lee Hazlewood

“It has to be good to live in Singapore because otherwise, nobody will stand for it.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“The world is a diverse place. Nobody has a monopoly on virtue or wisdom.”

― Lee Hsien Loong

“North Korea is still my homeland, my country. I suffered on the outside because I was alien, without identity. I was nobody. I was in the worst situation, fighting for everything, to survive.”

― Lee Hyeon-seo

“Nobody is beyond the reach of the Gospel.”

― Lee Strobel

“Nobody but you and your caddie care what you do out there, and if your caddie is betting against you, he doesn’t care, either.”

― Lee Trevino

“It’s important that nobody gets mad at you for screwing up. We know screwups are an essential part of making something good.”

― Lee Unkrich

“When I write a novel, I am God at my own typewriter, and there is nobody in between. But when I write a screenplay, it must be a compromise because there are so many elements which are outside the writer’s province.”

― Leigh Brackett

“People don’t want to treat their nannies subserviently. They don’t want to act like bosses. And so nobody quite knows how to behave, and everyone is slightly pretending that the mother and nanny are ‘equal’ – when that’s not the case. And pretending you are equal can make things complicated, even dangerous.”

― Leila Slimani

“The thing about death is it’s so final, isn’t it, really? As far as we know… Nobody has ever come back and told us about it.”

― Lemmy

“Nobody in the world could possibly be as mean as I look, could they?”

― Lemmy

“I guess I think about doing stuff that nobody else has done.”

― Lena Dunham

“I don’t have to be an imitation of a white woman that Hollywood sort of hoped I’d become. I’m me, and I’m like nobody else.”

― Lena Horne

“I’m not asking for there to be all black writer’s rooms or all Asian writer’s rooms, or all white – I want them all to be diverse. When it’s diverse, you’re going to have a completely different dynamic. Everybody feels othered. Nobody feels like they’ve got the upper hand.”

― Lena Waithe

“Nobody wants an apology letter 14 years later.”

― Lennon Parham

“So much of comedy happens between your chin and your shoulders. Nobody tells you when you get your own TV show that you’re going to watch yourself in the edit room over and over and over again. It’s a tough lesson.”

― Lennon Parham

“Creative ideas flourish best in a shop which preserves some spirit of fun. Nobody is in business for fun, but that does not mean there cannot be fun in business.”

― Leo Burnett

“Nobody ever won a pennant without a star shortstop.”

― Leo Durocher

“Nobody that I know would ever say that I’m sexist.”

― Leo Varadkar

“Obviously, nobody likes to read or hear about anyone having a bad experience in our hospitals.”

― Leo Varadkar

“Even if certain rogue countries do things we wish nobody did, it doesn’t necessarily mean that their foolishness should justify our following suit.”

― Leon Kass

“Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.”

― Leon Kass

“Apparently I was a Billboard top touring act of 1973, but nobody told me.”

― Leon Russell

“We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they’re paid for it.”

― Leonard Cohen

“The bailout of Fannie Mae is completely off the books. It’s going to cost us hundreds of billions of dollars. Yet nobody is placing this in any type of column in accounting for federal debt.”

― Leonard Lance

“While it was occasionally done here or there, nobody else had a figurehead like Walt doing it. Jack Warner wasn’t on TV. Walt was the boss, but he had a real public profile and he used it to his advantage. And he became a household face.”

― Leonard Maltin

“I guess I created LeRoy Neiman. Nobody else told me how to do it. Well, I’m a believer in the theory that the artist is as important as his work.”

― LeRoy Neiman

“The businessman says ‘If I don’t do it first, somebody else will.’ The artist says ‘If I don’t do it first, nobody else will.’”

― LeRoy Neiman

“Because nobody wanted to play bass, I was instantly in a band.”

― Les Claypool

“Nobody inspired me more than Julie Andrews, who is a classically trained soprano herself.”

― Lesley Garrett

“I was talking to a TV bigwig, and he said, ‘Nobody under 35 knows who Sammy Davis is.’ Well, you’ll hear angry denials of that from younger people.”

― Leslie Bricusse

“You can look good. Don’t let nobody tell you you can’t look good because of your size… or what size your feet is.”

― Leslie Jones

“I just knew that I was funny, and I knew that it was just a matter of time. I didn’t know what was going to actually happen – this is definitely way bigger than I thought – but I knew there was no way I was going to be that funny, and nobody was going to notice it.”

― Leslie Jones

“There is a large stock on hand; but somehow or other, nobody’s experience ever suits us but our own.”

― Letitia Elizabeth Landon

“When I came to England, everybody was indoors all the time, and nobody said hello to each other. That was weird.”

― Letitia Wright

“I get labeled as a model, but if I had it my way, I would hope nobody would ever call me that.”

― Levi Dylan

“Nobody wants to listen to rock and roll anymore.”

― Levi Dylan

“Nobody sees reality whole; we all need others to show us the parts of it that they see better than we do. Nobody sees reality with total accuracy; we all need others to correct our own vision.”

― Lewis B. Smedes

“Nobody in college races home and says, ‘I can’t wait to see the news! I can’t wait to see who CBS is going to hire!’”

― Lewis Black

“I’m not someone who throws the towel in, although I think there are many times when I could have and should have thrown the towel in, and nobody would have thought any worse of me.”

― Lexi Alexander

“I am pretty sure when Kenneth Branagh came up for ‘Thor,’ nobody at Marvel thought, ‘Yes, that Kenneth Branagh is masculine enough to do action: just look at ‘Henry V’ and ‘The Magic Flute.””

― Lexi Alexander

“Copywriting probably did make me a commercial writer. Nobody wants to read advertising copy, so you have to keep it punchy; you almost have trick them into reading it. You have to make every sentence work.”

― Liane Moriarty

“I’m actually a very bad surfer, which is good because everybody likes a bad surfer. Nobody likes a good surfer.”

― Liev Schreiber

“I really want people to understand that nobody is perfect and that things happen in life beyond our control.”

― Lil’ Kim

“The streets made me. They stay at me. There’s nothing that’s gonna take away from my legacy. I’m sorry. It is what it is. I’m dying this way. With the crown on my head, nobody can take nothing away from me. It is what it is. I am who I am. Bottom line.”

― Lil’ Kim

“I want to be the biggest thing that’s out because I’m different from everybody. I don’t sound like nobody.”

― Lil Pump

“You have these kids trying to make these grown up decisions because nobody is talking to them. We’re talking at them, but we’re not listening to them.”

― Lil Rel Howery

“I am my city. Nobody from my city wants to hear about my city.”

― Lil Wayne

“Ain’t nobody ever seen a picture of me with no gun. I have my guns for safety.”

― Lil Yachty

“Nobody outside of a baby carriage or a judge’s chamber believes in an unprejudiced point of view.”

― Lillian Hellman

“At every Olympic Games, anything can happen that nobody can predict, so I did my best to win.”

― Lin Dan

“At the beginning of my career, I worked for a lot of people who nobody knew, who have come up to be people that everybody knows.”

― Linda Cardellini

“I know that sometimes the chemistry just isn’t there between the model, photographer, hair and make-up. It’s nobody’s fault and you just have to do better next time.”

― Linda Evangelista

“Nobody’s got it made. Nobody, no matter what they look like.”

― Linda Evans

“When I was 16, nobody else talked like me. Nobody else sounded like me.”

― Linda Hunt

“In regards to black people, we have a treasure trove of information that nobody else really has.”

― Linda Johnson Rice

“I get to do all the styles of music that I love. There’s no boundaries; there’s nobody holding on to me saying I can’t do that.”

― Linda Perry

“Nobody wants to go through divorce, especially when there’s young children involved.”

― Lindsay Davenport

“I’m perfectly gregarious, but I can also be really happy left to my own devices with nobody watching me or listening to me.”

― Lindsay Duncan

“I can remember when nobody believed an actor and didn’t care what he believed.”

― Lionel Barrymore

“Success made me self-sufficient, but it also took away my anonymity. I’m just this quiet nobody, and all of a sudden people are nervous around me. That was kind of weird.”

― Lisa Bonet

“When you’re dealing with a sick person, you’re not important at all. You’re just a nobody.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“Nobody escapes during Lisa Lampanelli’s show.”

― Lisa Lampanelli

“And I tell my audience, you know, give the real stars a round of applause. Because without them I’m nobody. So I learned so much from people like that.”

― Little Milton

“Greed has taken the whole universe, and nobody is worried about their soul.”

― Little Richard

“And I don’t get down on nobody else for doing whatever else they do. To each his own.”

― Little Richard

“I never heard nobody in my audience call me any kind of names.”

― Little Richard

“Well, when I was growing up it was Ozzie and Harriet on TV – nobody’s parents were like that.”

― Liza Minnelli

“Nobody sang better than my mom. That’s why I’ve never even thought of singing for singing sake. I’ve always thought of a song as an acting piece, as a way to say something.”

― Liza Minnelli

“Whenever you’re starting a new show, you have these awkward first lunches and meetings that are sort of mandatory, and everybody shows up, but nobody knows each other.”

― Lizzy Caplan

“Nobody is perfect, but life is about choices.”

― LL Cool J

“I’ve been training as an actor for six years. Nobody goes to acting school for six years. I mean, the college course is only four years! I absolutely trained.”

― LL Cool J

“There’s a kind of funny gap between 14 and 20 when young people don’t read very much. Nobody really knows what to do about it, although we’ve tried to reach these dropout readers with the ‘young adult’ book.”

― Lloyd Alexander

“Nobody knows this, but the first actual purchase, after I signed my deal and called my bank account and heard how much money was in there – ’cause I was so broke and hungry – was Taco Bell.”

― Logic

“It’s really cool to come from nothing and essentially be a nobody and make yourself somebody.”

― Logic

“Nobody asks me about what male musicians I think about; I only ever get asked about females.”

― Lorde

“For me, modern technology has ruined romance and movies – nobody can run to the airplane gate anymore.”

― Lorene Scafaria

“I got my first tattoo when I was 19. The one on my shoulder is an eagle. I’d go to the beach, and I’d take off my shirt, and I’d almost feel self-conscious because nobody out there had tattoos except my buddies, the guys who rode motorcycles. American-made bikes, mainly.”

― Lorenzo Lamas

“Nobody’s perfect. The only one that ever was, was crucified.”

― Loretta Lynn

“Nobody told me to leave Liverpool. I didn’t run away from Liverpool.”

― Loris Karius

“Nobody needs to talk about the history of Manchester United because everybody knows it.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“Nobody has a better product than the German Bundesliga. We have the most spectators in the stadiums. We have the best stadiums. We have the most goals. We have very good teams. We have high-level international players with big names.”

― Lothar Matthaus

“We all have different sides; nobody is just one thing.”

― Lotte Verbeek

“I can’t do anything I want to. I mean, I can’t have my own TV show. I can’t have my own movie. But within my little world, nobody tells me what to put on the albums.”

― Lou Reed

“Nobody got anywhere in the world by simply being content.”

― Louis L’Amour

“Compensation needs to be predominately performance-driven. If CEO compensation was performance-driven, which I believe it was in IBM’s case, nobody would ever argue. If the shareholders didn’t make billions and billions of dollars, I wouldn’t make millions of dollars.”

― Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

“If CEO compensation was performance-driven, which I believe it was in IBM’s case, nobody would ever argue. If the shareholders didn’t make billions and billions of dollars, I wouldn’t make millions of dollars. My salary was the same for 10 years. It was all performance-based.”

― Louis V. Gerstner, Jr.

“As for restitutions, to nobody in particular do I owe any, but as for those I owe to the realm, I hope in the mercy of God.”

― Louis XIV

“Nobody in Formula One has won so many titles, so many races as I did. So Ferrari for me is crucial; it is more than important.”

― Luca Cordero di Montezemolo

“Nobody ever chooses the already unfortunate as objects of his loyal friendship.”

― Lucan

“If I have a career in theater, and nobody knows who I am, I’m all right with that.”

― Lucas Hedges

“Success is not greedy, as people think, but insignificant. That is why it satisfies nobody.”

― Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Nobody really tells me what’s going on, and I find out via the trades myself.”

― Lucy Liu

“I spent one year being very poor at home with my piano, and nobody was calling me, but I had space to think about things on my own and find out exactly what I wanted to do.”

― Ludovico Einaudi

“My dad looked like Errol Flynn, and I think my mom thought she was moving into a hacienda, but they lived on a dirt street in Tijuana, a house jammed with relatives, nobody speaking English. She didn’t know a word of Spanish. She grew up well and was appalled and humiliated, terrified of anyone ethnic.”

― Luis Alberto Urrea

“Let nobody be fooled, the next two quarters are not going to be easy either in terms of growth or employment.”

― Luis de Guindos

“Nobody wins the league in December. We have to go game by game.”

― Luis Enrique

“Nobody wins the league in December.”

― Luis Enrique

“Are we going to go out and arrest and detain and deport 11 million people? Nobody would argue that that is what we are going to do, because we have never demonstrated the political will to do that, nor have we ever committed the requisite resources to do that.”

― Luis Gutierrez

“Nobody in England knows the real Luis Suarez.”

― Luis Suarez

“If the president of the college had asked me what I thought about Dewey McLean, I’d say he’s a weak sister. I thought he’d been knocked out of the ball game and had just disappeared, because nobody invites him to conferences anymore.”

― Luis Walter Alvarez

“I think everybody respects Real Madrid; nobody wants to play against us.”

― Luka Modric

“Nobody is accustomed to play in front of an empty stadium.”

― Luka Modric

“My journalistic mission was straightforward: to await the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Nobody knew quite when this would be. But the diplomacy – the meetings in the U.N. security council, the allegations about weapons of mass destruction, the martial language of Tony Blair and George W. Bush – all suggested a war was brewing.”

― Luke Harding

“There’s nobody that has the skillset that I have.”

― Luke Rockhold

“There’s nobody, pound-for-pound, that has what I have.”

― Luke Rockhold

“I’ve carried a gun for 10 years. I’ve carried them in the locker room, and nobody really knows about it. I know how to handle myself, and I stow it away where nobody really knows about it.”

― Luke Scott

“When you’re in Los Angeles, nobody bats an eye, they’re so used to seeing actors, they just act really cool.”

― Luke Wilson

“Nobody ever remembers the worst film they ever saw.”

― Luol Deng

“It definitely wasn’t like, ‘Hey, I’m going to steal that, and nobody’s going to know.’ The original ‘T.R.O.Y.’ came out in 1992, and it was like a 20th anniversary kind of thing. All of those intentions were there for it to be resurrecting a classic for a new generation. I tried to honor it.”

― Lupe Fiasco

“I don’t want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues.”

― Luther Allison

“It’s much easier to teach writing, because people are less shy about writing. If they’re in a group, nobody can see what they’re writing. When you’re drawing, people get a little more nervous.”

― Lynda Barry

“I have freedom. But freedom means total selfishness. It means nobody cares much what you do.”

― Lynn Barber

“The number who actually consented to the Constitution of the United States, at the first, was very small. Considered as the act of the whole people, the adoption of the Constitution was the merest farce and imposture, binding upon nobody.”

― Lysander Spooner

“Writing is such a ‘pretend’ profession. Nobody is counting on you at all. You can’t ‘pretend’ to be a lawyer or a teacher. It takes a lot of grit to continue.”

― MacKenzie Bezos

“The relationships that people have – that are sexual, psychological, emotional – these relationships are not open to supervision by parents, schools, churches, or government. Nobody has any right to intervene at all in any kind of relationship like that.”

― Madalyn Murray O’Hair

“I knew David Lynch going to television was going to be something. It was either going to not work, nobody was going to get it and it would disappear, or it was going to be something special and really stand out.”

― Madchen Amick

“I don’t like looking like a crazy person in my seat with a mask on, so I go into the airplane bathroom, put it on for a minute, and then I’ll wash it off. Once I’m out of the bathroom, nobody even knows I did the mask, but my skin does!”

― Madelaine Petsch

“Nobody’s ever said that pins are a tool of diplomacy.”

― Madeleine Albright

“I enjoy wearing pins, and nobody tells me to do it.”

― Madeleine Albright

“I want to give a child a life who wouldn’t be given a life. I want a child that nobody else wants.”

― Madonna Ciccone

“The day before I was famous in Denmark, nobody looked my way. The day after, everybody wanted to talk to me.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“Nobody is ordinary if you know where to look.”

― Maeve Binchy

“Nobody ever wins by the cavalry coming to rescue you. It isn’t a question of you’re happy if you get married, or you get thin, or you get rich, because I’ve known lots of thin, rich, married people who are absolutely miserable.”

― Maeve Binchy

“There were a couple of months when I was approaching graduation where I started to think of graduating from college as the afterlife. Because it’s this kind of crazy thing that you always know you’re going to finish school inevitably, but nobody ever really tells you what happens afterwards.”

― Maggie Rogers

“I have slavishly dedicated myself to the construction of an image that nobody but me sees. Nobody but me is pondering the question: How does Maggie Rowe stack up against others as an overall human being?”

― Maggie Rowe

“Nobody can hurt me without my permission.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

“In Iran I think nobody loses their job because of making a statement that reflects their opinion. From this point of view, conditions in Iran are far better than in many other places in the world.”

― Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

“Nobody wants to see a half-finished Vine.”

― Maisie Williams

“I pay attention to the things that nobody else is looking at.”

― Makoto Shinkai

“In cognitively demanding fields, there are no naturals. Nobody walks into an operating room straight out of a surgical rotation and does world-class neurosurgery.”

― Malcolm Gladwell

“There were no clippings of Ambedkar. The only thing I had was a two-and-a-half minute film which I saw countless times. Nobody knows how he walked, how he spoke, or how he behaved. I had to conceive all those things in my mind. I had to work a lot on the make-up, too.”

― Mammootty

“If you have a rigidly controlled economy, cut off from the rest of the world by infinite protection, nobody has any incentive to increase productivity and to bring new ideas.”

― Manmohan Singh

“I’m saying nobody’s got the guts to be a J. Cole. Nobody’s got the guts to be a Kendrick Lamar. We need more of them… Everybody wants to go the easy route.”

― Mannie Fresh

“To have Run-DMC acknowledge you, something like that, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’m that dude.’ To have Jay-Z do a verse, you that dude. To have Jay-Z shout you out in an intro, you’re that dude. Like, it doesn’t get any greater than that. Nobody can take that from you.”

― Mannie Fresh

“I don’t trust nobody, and I mean that.”

― Mannie Fresh

“I see how attorneys are, and nobody is really on your side. It’s about money. The attorney is not chasing after your money; he’s chasing after his fee.”

― Mannie Fresh

“With Hurricane Katrina and all that kind of stuff happening, you needed somebody to rally for your city, to tell that story. Since Hurricane Katrina, we didn’t really have nobody that said, ‘I’m gonna tell New Orleans’ story, and I’m gonna stick to New Orleans.’”

― Mannie Fresh

“Nobody moves on purpose to Detroit.”

― Manoj Bhargava

“In London I feel free; nobody bothers anyone and everyone is free to express themselves.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“In the Champions League, you can have a bad game and go out in the semifinal, and nobody remembers what you did.”

― Manuel Pellegrini

“Didn’t the other guys tell you? Nobody dunks on Manute B-O-L!”

― Manute Bol

“I am human, and of course I can make mistakes, even if nobody allows them.”

― Marc-Andre ter Stegen

“Nobody at CNBC owns gold. Nobody at Bloomberg owns gold. Gold is being constantly talked down by the media, and Fed officials, and economists, who also don’t own any gold. They’re all stocked up in equities.”

― Marc Faber

“The politicians are all useless individuals. Nobody is reducing the problems in the U.S. or Europe, just putting on a Band-Aid and postponing the problems endlessly.”

― Marc Faber

“I always find it kind of embarrassing, kind of funny, and kind of exciting. In New York I’m recognized a lot, although nobody says anything. You know, they stare at you just a second too long. But in Paris it’s not as commonplace to be recognized.”

― Marc Jacobs

“Everybody wants to be a celebrity, which is why we have this phenomenon of social media, where nobody wants to be private. We all want to be seen.”

― Marc Jacobs

“Search engine marketing and search engine optimization are critically important to online businesses. You can spend every penny you have on a website, but it will all be for nothing if nobody knows your site is there.”

― Marc Ostrofsky

“If we members of the Jewish community don’t support the Jewish organizations, nobody else will.”

― Marc Platt

“But nobody is listening to those points. They are just listening to the gossip which is saying that I knew I was positive for all these years because I had a faked test a few years ago.”

― Marc Wallice

“Nobody could’ve ever known I was positive because I didn’t know.”

― Marc Wallice

“To be on the same team with Orr was great because when I turned pro, nobody had more charisma.”

― Marcel Dionne

“Nobody’s interested in something that could’ve been done before.”

― Marcel Wanders

“All those days of waiting on tables until I could get a role on Broadway, all that time going to school taking lessons, and all those years of being a nobody following a dream-and now here it is.”

― Marcia Gay Harden

“Nobody is accidentally in Alaska. The people who are in Alaska are there because they choose to be, so they’ve sort of got a real frontier ethic. The people are incredibly friendly, interesting, smart people – but they also stay out of each other’s business.”

― Marcus Sakey

“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.”

― Marcus Tullius Cicero

“I have a big following among the biogeeks of this world. Nobody ever puts them in books.”

― Margaret Atwood

“I know that some books and some writers, you can pretty much draw a square around it and say, ‘Nobody under 40,’ or ‘Nobody under 25.’ With my books, it always has been, and continues to be, spread right across the board, and I think the operative term is ‘reader.’”

― Margaret Atwood

“I don’t really know what ‘selling out’ is exactly. I would sell out if I could, but nobody’s buying it. I would love to go mainstream, but my comedy is too edgy. It’s always too dirty. It’s always too filthy. I’m dying to sell out. But I love doing comedy, I love touring, and I think I would do everything for free.”

― Margaret Cho

“It is nobody’s right to be waited on and nobody’s fate to do the waiting.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“If the company depends entirely on you – your creativity, ingenuity, inspiration, salesmanship or charisma – nobody will want to buy it. The risk and the dependency are too great.”

― Margaret Heffernan

“The Great War was nobody’s fault – or everybody’s.”

― Margaret MacMillan

“Nobody has ever before asked the nuclear family to live all by itself in a box the way we do. With no relatives, no support, we’ve put it in an impossible situation.”

― Margaret Mead

“Michael Jackson was one of popular culture’s greatest artists. Nobody danced better. Few sang more compellingly. No one understood more about stage spectacles or music videos. He was an innovator. His reach was global.”

― Margo Jefferson

“I’m a massive ‘Seinfeld’ freak, and growing up, I always wanted to be Elaine – but I think everybody has a little bit of George in them, even if nobody wants to admit it.”

― Margo Price

“Nobody can raise your kids like you can yourself.”

― Maria Doyle Kennedy

“There are so many roads you can take that will lead you the wrong way, that nobody will hear your name.”

― Maria Sharapova

“Nowadays it seems to me nobody takes trouble about anything, especially writing songs.”

― Marian McPartland

“I like a calm life where nobody bothers me.”

― Mariano Rivera

“You’re just trying to throw the best pitch you can and make sure you hit your spots. I don’t have to force nobody.”

― Mariano Rivera

“Nobody knows enough, but many know too much.”

― Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

“Poetry seems to have been eliminated as a literary genre, and installed instead, as a kind of spiritual aerobic exercise – nobody need read it, but anybody can do it.”

― Marilyn Hacker

“I always knew I had something to say even when nobody else wanted to listen.”

― Marilyn Minter

“In the late ’80s, I think my vision was chasing people out of the room. Nobody else thought like this. I was really this pro-sex feminist.”

― Marilyn Minter

“I think about things like the fact that nobody knows what time is. Time is what? Nobody can describe it, even physics or math or anything else. But it is what we continuously experience. It’s the state of our unfolding, in a way, and in that sense that the continuous reopening of reality is what I think of as, perhaps, a worldview.”

― Marilynne Robinson

“Nobody will admit to playing power games in relationships, but they do.”

― Marina and the Diamonds

“Nobody had race savvy like Al Unser in his prime.”

― Mario Andretti

“Nobody has ever gotten a bigger push than Bill Clinton gave to Obama.”

― Mario Cuomo

“Nobody has ever said anything about Marion Jones every using performance-enhancing drugs and they never will.”

― Marion Jones

“Nobody likes my hair blonde!”

― Marissa Jaret Winokur

“Ages ago, when I published ‘Amelia’s Notebook,’ I’d sent it to traditional publishers I’d been working with, but nobody knew what to do with it. Tricycle was this small publisher who didn’t know any better, and they took a chance.”

― Marissa Moss

“I always say to people, ‘You know, if Romeo and Juliet got married, nobody would care about them.’ Imagine Romeo and Juliet, six kids yelling, ‘Mama, Mama, Papa, Papa!’”

― Marjane Satrapi

“I only listen to myself, I hate to say. I don’t got time to listen to nobody else. There’s a lot of guys out there, but I only listen to myself.”

― Mark Curry

“Nobody should be working 18 hours a day for a whole year or any period of time.”

― Mark Duplass

“Nobody’s reported my victories, my accomplishments, my true personality – the way I treat all people.”

― Mark Fuhrman

“I love actors, number one. There’s probably nobody that you could name that I don’t like, depending on what it is they’re in.”

― Mark Hamill

“Originally, nobody knew John Cena rapped. It was just something he did in the car. I told Bruce Prichard, and that’s how the whole ‘Thugonomics’ run began.”

― Mark Henry

“I won the world title in K-1 as a nobody.”

― Mark Hunt

“It was really difficult to sing; nobody showed me how to do it. I remember early Screaming Trees shows in the ’80s when I’d walk away with a pounding headache from trying to sing way out of my range.”

― Mark Lanegan

“Nobody likes to believe that they need anybody’s help in anything, and the smarter you are – and I’m not smart – or the tougher you are – and at times I thought I was pretty tough – the more trouble you have.”

― Mark Lanegan

“Their argument, and I think it’s a correct one, is that they’ll make more money from the trades and the hardcovers if nobody messes with the creative team.”

― Mark Millar

“If nobody comes to your shows, then it’s modern dance. If everybody comes to your shows and no one likes it, is that ballet? I don’t know.”

― Mark Morris

“If I was elected God for a day, homosexuality wouldn’t be permitted, but nobody’s electing me God.”

― Mark Neumann

“I want to do a western. Nobody does westerns anymore.”

― Mark Ruffalo

“Balance in life is the key, as Aristotle taught us. Nobody likes a naive Pollyanna, but neither do we like to be around people who are constantly complaining and finding fault.”

― Mark Skousen

“Every member of Congress is sent to Washington to represent all of their constituents, regardless of their age, race, social standing, or sexual orientation, and I believe that America should be a place where everybody can dream, and nobody is left out.”

― Mark Takano

“How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before.”

― Mark Twain

“I don’t wanna hear nobody complain that they’re getting paid all this money and people won’t leave them alone. It’s part of it.”

― Mark Wahlberg

“The first rule of new media is nobody gets rich, but everybody gets paid, in a perfect world. Maybe you don’t get fabulously wealthy doing your webcomic, but as long as you can make a decent living.”

― Mark Waid

“If I give dollars to some charity, nobody cares. I mean, it helps the charity, but nobody cares. But if the Dodgers do the same thing, they bring more focus to issues, and that makes it better.”

― Mark Walter

“If I was a normal player at West Ham and wanted to join a Chinese club, nobody would have said anything. But since I was a leader at West Ham and thought about that offer, I was suddenly a bad man.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“I am not saying Gary Neville is a nobody. He has accomplished a lot in his life, he is a legend. But as a coach? Let him stay on the TV.”

― Marko Arnautovic

“’Minecraft’ is to a large degree about having unique experiences that nobody else has had. The levels are randomly generated, and you can build anything you want to build yourself.”

― Markus Persson

“The idea of having to match a pair of socks to your tie or to your pants just doesn’t make any sense to me… With boots, you don’t have to worry about it. Nobody sees your socks.”

― Markwayne Mullin

“That is the difference between St. Jude’s and all other children’s hospitals. The other hospitals are not bad at all; they’re good hospitals, but they’re just working with what they know, and St. Jude’s is working with what nobody else knows, because they’re doing research.”

― Marlo Thomas

“I always tell my students to complicate your characters: never make it easy for the reader. Nobody is ever one thing. That’s what makes characters compelling.”

― Marlon James

“Hollywood is the perfect conduit for the urgent message about climate change. We raise awareness all the time. We routinely take a film that nobody knows about and get 80 percent of the public to know about it in just 30 days. That’s called marketing. We need to harvest Hollywood for climate change awareness.”

― Marshall Herskovitz

“I did go through a period where I was on unemployment. That was my low point: Martha Quinn on line at unemployment, hoping nobody will recognize her.”

― Martha Quinn

“I always look at these superhero films, and I see people hurdling towards at a hundred miles per hour, and then they get up, shake their head, and charge back at a hundred miles per hour. Nobody seems to really get injured or hurt. I don’t find any threat in that. There is no tension in that whatsoever.”

― Martin Campbell

“Nobody just flops a complete ‘Doc Martin’ script on the desk. They all have to be taken apart and all the apologizing taken out. Because it’s hard to have a protagonist that doesn’t really like anyone and nobody really likes him; it’s a hard premise to start from.”

― Martin Clunes

“If you look back at President Bush, nobody agreed with his policies, but you understood that he was doing things that he believed was right.”

― Martin Heinrich

“Nobody helps anybody.”

― Martin Kippenberger

“Nobody knew me. They just knew that I was the guy from ‘Mission: Impossible.’”

― Martin Landau

“I’m sad to see celluloid go, there’s no doubt. But, you know, nitrate went, by the way, in 1971. If you ever saw a nitrate print of a silent film and then saw an acetate print, you’d see a big difference, but nobody remembers anymore. The acetate print is what we have. Maybe. Now it’s digital.”

― Martin Scorsese

“I do have what I believe to be a two-CD, authentic, ‘Carter V’ final product mixed down. Nobody knows what ‘Tha Carter V’ is. In fact, nobody can say until Lil Wayne says, ‘This is ‘Tha Carter V.””

― Martin Shkreli

“Nobody but an idiot would pretend that they had an error-proof way of choosing the ‘best’ out of hundreds of perfectly qualified applicants – not for university or for anything.”

― Mary Beard

“Barring some sociopaths, probably, there is nobody who doesn’t care about their appearance.”

― Mary Beard

“I think, when I was 25, nobody in the world knew who I was.”

― Mary Beard

“People come out of prison and aren’t treated like I’ve been treated. I didn’t kill anybody. I didn’t violate anybody’s rights. My rights were violated. Nobody likes to be hated, but the whole world hated Mary Beth Whitehead.”

― Mary Beth Whitehead

“In my early life, I was a professional folk singer. I used to sing on the national television and radio in Canada. Nobody knows that – but now I’ve said it, haven’t I? I’m strictly a shower singer at the minute.”

― Mary Gordon

“Never hold up your entire group of friends in real life trying to capture a perfect Instagram pose. Nobody cares.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“Never post food on your Instagram. Nobody cares, and only old people do it.”

― Mary H.K. Choi

“People magazine had been around for a short period of time, but nobody had thought about putting entertainment news on a nightly basis on television.”

― Mary Hart

“I remember a time when all my fans were crying and sad and going through hell. Now, we’re trying to uplift each other and accept ourselves for who we are, even if nobody else does.”

― Mary J. Blige

“Nobody sounds good writing about your divorce, let’s face it.”

― Mary Karr

“Nobody would have me in their laboratory for five minutes. I couldn’t cut up a frog, and I certainly couldn’t perform surgery. I’m better at making it possible for other people.”

― Mary Lasker

“When you choose your fields of labor go where nobody else is willing to go.”

― Mary Lyon

“Throughout the Great Recession of 2008, the average 401(k) balance lost anywhere from 25 to 40 percent of value. Nobody was more harmed than baby boomers or recent retirees, who, unlike younger workers, didn’t have the time for the market to rebound or were no longer contributing and therefore unable to invest when stocks were cheap.”

― Mary Pilon

“Wherever we go, across the Pacific or Atlantic, we meet, not similarity so much as ‘the bizarre’. Things astonish us, when we travel, that surprise nobody else.”

― Mary Ritter Beard

“My dreams were all my own; I accounted for them to nobody; they were my refuge when annoyed – my dearest pleasure when free.”

― Mary Shelley

“I did sing in a choir for a while, but if anybody was sick, I always whispered my songs to make sure nobody could pick out my voice.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“My heritage, many generations back, is Dutch and it was fun to go where nobody asked me how to pronounce my name.”

― Mary Steenburgen

“Nobody should trust their virtue with necessity, the force of which is never known till it is felt, and it is therefore one of the first duties to avoid the temptation of it.”

― Mary Wortley Montagu

“It’s better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody.”

― Matt Damon

“I don’t ever want to be that guy who gets too big to take time to sign an autograph or take a picture, because I just know, without those fans, I’m nobody. A lot of people forget that fact when they make it.”

― Matt Hardy

“Nobody knows the hard work that goes in the morning before I do anything.”

― Matt Harvey

“I’m not going to whine or get depressed. Who’s going to feel sorry for me? Nobody.”

― Matt Lauer

“Nobody wants to hear me sing! I can sing, but nobody wants to be there for it.”

― Matt Letscher

“’Nobody goes to jail.’ This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world’s wealth – and nobody went to jail.”

― Matt Taibbi

“There’s a moment in every romantic comedy when a person sees something in someone else that nobody else sees.”

― Matt Walsh

“Nobody’s just arrogant. I’ve met people who are embattled and dismissive, but when you get to know them, you find that they’re vulnerable – that that hauteur or standoffishiness is because they’re pedaling furiously underneath.”

― Matthew Macfadyen

“Nobody’s really unsympathetic, I think. People do good and bad things. If a character’s totally unsympathetic, they’re not real and I’m not interested.”

― Matthew Macfadyen

“I’ve realised that nobody’s going to die if I don’t get it right and that there are a number of things out there, beyond acting, that are very interesting and fulfilling.”

― Matthew Rhys

“I’m a big believer that it doesn’t matter what you call your company, nobody ever notices.”

― Matthew Vaughn

“If you stand for something you will have people for you and people against you. But if you stand for nothing you will have nobody for you and nobody against you.”

― Maurice Saatchi

“Nobody has a magic lamp which can tell you in advance whether what you say will be effective in persuading an audience.”

― Maurice Saatchi

“I did not know how to paint a mural. I did not know how to prepare the surface. There was nobody from the Renaissance around who could advise me, and I did the best I could.”

― Maurice Sendak

“I’m not Hans Christian Anderson. Nobody’s gonna make a statue in the park with a lot of scrambling kids climbing up me. I won’t have it, okay?”

― Maurice Sendak

“Pops always taught us that family is the strongest unit in the world. If you stick with your family, nobody can break you, nobody can harm you. You’ll always have your family.”

― Mavis Staples

“Nobody ever died of laughter.”

― Max Beerbohm

“I wrote ‘The Zombie Survival Guide’ because I wanted to read it, and nobody else was writing it. All I’ve been doing with everything I’ve written is answering questions that I had.”

― Max Brooks

“If nobody recognizes you, if nobody cares, it’s easier to avoid getting carried away. That’s way harder if you’re a famous artist.”

― Max Martin

“’Memoryhouse’ came out, and there wasn’t a single review and zero sales, and after about a year, it was deleted. So I recorded The ‘Blue Notebooks’ on a little indie label, and my attitude was, ‘Well, if nobody is listening, I might as well keep doing what I’m doing’.”

― Max Richter

“Nobody told me there was any idea for a sequel to ‘The Exorcist.’ But my agent called me to tell me they were going to do it, and there was a part for me. I said, ‘But I died in the first film.’ ‘Well,’ he told me, ‘this is from the early days of Father Merrin’s life.’ I told him I just didn’t want to do it again.”

― Max von Sydow

“This liberty will look easy by and by when nobody dies to get it.”

― Maxwell Anderson

“Before ‘Grease 2’, I was called the next Richard Gere, then after ‘Grease 2’, nobody would touch me.”

― Maxwell Caulfield

“I was a rebel and I wanted to do something that nobody else did, and nobody else played the cello. Also, I was also a small kid and I liked the fact that it was big.”

― Maya Beiser

“I was always a rebel in the sense that I always wanted to go my own road and do something that nobody else has done.”

― Maya Beiser

“In 2006, I hung out with The Carter Center as they monitored the Palestinian elections. Nobody thought Hamas would win. Hamas did not think Hamas could win. The lion’s share of folks I spoke to who were voting for them were not actually voting for Hamas but against Fatah.”

― Maysoon Zayid

“I think it’s funny that nobody wants to be liked by Washington. All the politicians go, ‘I don’t like Washington. They don’t like me.’ I always find it funny that people are trying to distance themselves from Washington as much as they can, even though they’re all in Washington.”

― Maz Jobrani

“Nobody’s ever kept their sitcom character going after the show’s off the air.”

― Megan Mullally

“Nobody knows I sing. Even though I’ve done Broadway musicals. I would only pick it over acting because it’s such a pure form of emotional expression.”

― Megan Mullally

“Nobody knew if the pilot would even get picked up because it had two gay lead characters, which has never happened before. And now every show has at least two gay characters, if not many more.”

― Megan Mullally

“I’ve done three Broadway musicals and tons of concerts and all kinds of things, but nobody knows that except the people in New York.”

― Megan Mullally

“Obviously, nobody chooses not to have kids because they’d rather sleep in late. It’s a very visceral decision, and it’s a complicated decision.”

― Meghan Daum

“A lot of people think I came out of nowhere. When you start as a songwriter, nobody knows who you are. I met the guy who wrote ‘Yeah’ by Usher, which was a huge smash, and nobody knew who he was.”

― Meghan Trainor

“Nobody really knows my true feelings on a lot of issues.”

― Megyn Kelly

“Nobody likes a presenter melting in a self-indulgent puddle of tears.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“Performing on radio is great, you roll up with no makeup in pyjamas and nobody will know.”

― Mel Giedroyc

“I like to play the grey areas in life – that’s the most uncomfortable place to be. Nobody likes to be in that in-between state where there don’t know what’s going to happen. There’s a lot of tension in that, and a lot of stuff to play with – where it’s uncomfortable and awkward and sad and scary.”

― Melanie Lynskey

“I am not worried that the Egyptians will suddenly invade Ethiopia. Nobody who has tried that has lived to tell the story.”

― Meles Zenawi

“Kids are falling through the cracks and nobody notices it. That to me is what’s wrong with the school system.”

― Melinda Gates

“I think one of the major differences between Wonder Woman and Jessica Jones is that Wonder Woman is iconic and much better known, so you get into a lot of ridiculous expectations, like what’s her costume going to look like? Well, nobody knows who Jessica Jones is, except for fangirls and boys.”

― Melissa Rosenberg

“What’s odd is that nobody in my family is an artist. My cousins are, like, secretaries at law firms or nurses or just more blue collar. And I was in a baseball team. I used to be, like, a really big tomboy.”

― Melonie Diaz

“Personally, I do movies the way I cook: I put in what I like in case nobody else likes it and I have to eat it for the rest of the week.”

― Melvin Van Peebles

“Somebody once asked me, ‘Melvin, how’d you get to the top?’ It was simple. Nobody would let me in at the bottom.”

― Melvin Van Peebles

“I was looking at the setlist backstage and I just said, ‘Oh my God, the first six songs nobody’s gonna know.’ But they all knew the lyrics. It just blew me away.”

― Meredith Brooks

“Well, I’m kinda like George Carlin. I think that there ought to be a time where everybody should have all the drugs they want and there’d be nobody in charge, sort of like… now!”

― Merle Haggard

“Nobody cared about swimming. You could draw a crowd for basketball.”

― Merlin Olsen

“I bet I made close to 20 tackles because nobody on either side knew what they were doing.”

― Merlin Olsen

“Nobody can swashbuckle a quick-witted riposte like Emma Thompson. She’s a writer, a real writer, and she has a relish for the well-chosen word.”

― Meryl Streep

“I have no friends here apart from the dudes at my record label, and I didn’t go to school with no one. Nobody knows me – I’m incognito. It’s all new, all fun.”

― MF Doom

“The vision of a champion is bent over, drenched in sweat, at the point of exhaustion, when nobody else is looking.”

― Mia Hamm

“For two years nobody talked about anything other than the name arrangement. There was no fund-raising and no progress being made on construction and design.”

― Michael Arad

“If we really want liberty – if we really want liberty – then we need to go out and get it, we need to take it, because nobody is going to give it to us. And we need to do it now.”

― Michael Badnarik

“You don’t want to have a boring runway presentation, but you don’t want to show stuff nobody is going to wear.”

― Michael Bastian

“Nobody in the world knew about Megan Fox until I found her and put her in ‘Transformers.’ I like to think that I’ve had some luck in building actors’ careers with my films.”

― Michael Bay

“Nobody is going to delegate a lot of power to a secretary that they can’t control.”

― Michael Bloomberg

“Nobody leaves a hotel without getting a full measure of three months of rental assistance. So no one has been evicted – no one who’s eligible has been evicted from a hotel without getting a significant amount of money to find – to pay for their rent.”

― Michael Chertoff

“Nobody lives without making mistakes.”

― Michael Cimino

“It’s about being fair. It’s about Black Lives Matter. Yes, they matter. Everybody counts or nobody counts, and I think if more cops had the philosophy of Harry Bosch, we’d have less of these situations happening.”

― Michael Connelly

“In the information society, nobody thinks. We expect to banish paper, but we actually banish thought.”

― Michael Crichton

“Don’t listen to anybody. Nobody knows the magic bullet. If they did, they’d sell it and make a fortune. Follow your gut. Follow your instincts. Every once in a while, take a chance.”

― Michael Cudlitz

“The first season of a show’s always a rollercoaster because nobody knows what they’re doing. You gotta rush through the season trying to figure out: What is this show? And who are these characters?”

― Michael Ealy

“Nobody has a bigger cult than Warren Buffett.”

― Michael Eisner

“Nobody wants to hear Metallica at lunchtime.”

― Michael Fassbender

“Our country was founded on immigration. We are all occupying Native American land here. At what point do we say ‘It’s our land, and nobody else can come here.’”

― Michael Franti

“Nobody knew they needed a smart phone, an automobile, or even a cheeseburger from a drive through window.”

― Michael Gerber

“I don’t know why the word ‘solopreneur’ is in our lexicon. Nobody can physically do it all by themselves, and more importantly, why would they want to? Being the sales team, the HR department, management, and production all by yourself is terrible. Period.”

― Michael Gerber

“Nobody knows what really happened in any historical period. There are some periods where we know more than others, though.”

― Michael Hirst

“We always thought it strange that nobody was up on that stage playing soul stuff. Maybe people were playing it in their garages, like us, but they always reverted to pure rock when they got on stage.”

― Michael Hutchence

“Nobody has really grasped yet the great wealth that can be made selling data over the Web. There are 100 million potential customers out there.”

― Michael J. Saylor

“There’s nothing more frustrating than seeing cynics sit there and say, ‘Well, nobody can make any more money because Microsoft and Intel own everything.’ Is the software industry mature, or is it embryonic? I would say it’s embryonic. There will be a hundred more Microsofts, not just one.”

― Michael J. Saylor

“Conservatives were griping for decades about liberal media and nobody paid attention. Now, all of a sudden, one news channel has gotten a whole new community of people freaked out.”

― Michael K. Powell

“I never met Peter O’Toole, but he one was of those rare actors whose success was defined by a single role. His incandescent performance in David Lean’s ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ is one that nobody who saw it will ever forget.”

― Michael Korda

“Nobody understood how to use television for his own purposes better than Nixon, despite his poor showing against John F. Kennedy in the televised presidential debate.”

― Michael Korda

“Nobody could emerge from a childhood at MGM unscathed.”

― Michael Korda

“Nobody can understand the pressures of doing an hour-long TV show unless you’ve done one. Even when you’re not on call, you still are working, learning lines, doing appearances, just tense.”

― Michael Learned

“People have been afraid of me because of the parts I played. Nobody remembers that I was the dad in ‘Free Willy.’”

― Michael Madsen

“The United States doesn’t do what it does in the world for altruistic reasons. Nobody set out to be the world’s government.”

― Michael Mandelbaum

“Savvy observers occasionally note television’s resemblance to the weather: Everybody loves to complain about it, but nobody can do anything to fix it.”

― Michael Medved

“Nobody had a credit card when I was a kid. No one had credit card debt. But these big companies and banks wanted to know how to get more money out of people – get them charging things.”

― Michael Moore

“Nobody was talking about healthcare until ‘Sicko’ came out.”

― Michael Moore

“Nobody has been arrested on Wall Street for the crash of 2008. They’re not paying their fair share of the taxes. And now with the Citizens United case of the Supreme Court, they get to buy politicians up out in the open.”

― Michael Moore

“If you look at any 15 pieces of mine, nobody does a piece like them. Totally new techniques. All the jugglers are stealing from me and claiming that they’ve done it.”

― Michael Moschen

“Offensive linemen don’t get looked at. Nobody is paying attention to the offensive line. But me? I’m getting watched for everything. I know what type of player I am. Everybody else that I know knows what type of player I am.”

― Michael Oher

“Ask anyone where they were when they heard of Diana’s death, and they won’t hesitate, because nobody can forget. Along with 9/11, it remains the most poleaxeing public event, news so shocking it made me shake, and drove everything else from my mind for days.”

― Michael Portillo

“Nobody ever pegged James Gandolfini for a leading man. Least of all James Gandolfini.”

― Michael Riedel

“We’re dream chasers. Nobody owes us our dream. But we have to chase it.”

― Michael Rispoli

“I’ll say this: I want to become a distraction! And what I mean is by making big plays and doing good stuff on the field. Although nobody would print that, because that’s not a story. Gotta keep bringing up the locker-room situation because he’s gay.”

― Michael Sam

“I believe that every person has uniqueness – something that nobody else has.”

― Michael Schenker

“I think I’m becoming more relaxed in front of a camera. I suppose I’ll always feel slightly more at home on stage. It’s more of an actor’s medium. You are your own editor, nobody else is choosing what is being seen of you.”

― Michael Sheen

“Most reputable scientists agree that climate change is real and that the effects are likely to be bad. But nobody can say for sure exactly what ‘bad’ means. The safest and most equitable way out of this horrific mess is simple: cut fossil-fuel emissions.”

― Michael Specter

“Nobody celebrates when they avoid an illness they never expected to get.”

― Michael Specter

“I went to Spago once, eight years ago. I had just closed a deal. I thought it would be fun to go to Spago and it wasn’t. I got a bad table and nobody paid any attention to me.”

― Michael Tolkin

“My wife, Bojana, is a doctor; we both work intense hours and have months when we barely see each other. It isn’t easy, but we realize nobody said it was supposed to be!”

― Michael Weatherly

“There’s Psalms that tell you things that nobody tells you – that you’re fearfully and wonderfully made, that you’re beautiful, that you have worth, basically.”

― Michaela Coel

“I had a lot of encouragement and tolerance from my parents, but I also have many friends who didn’t get that from their parents and in a way they have more strength from spending years where nobody believed in them.”

― Michel Gondry

“Nobody is more capable to pointing out the unbalances in, let’s say, supermarket prices than women.”

― Michel Temer

“Nobody is more capable of detecting eventual economic fluctuation than women, since they monitor the increases and decreases of their home’s budgets.”

― Michel Temer

“Hollywood is like being nowhere and talking to nobody about nothing.”

― Michelangelo Antonioni

“There has been a cultural shift. It is difficult to measure all that right now, but Chilean women have seen my presidency as a source of pride. Women are performing in jobs in Chile now that 20 or 30 years ago nobody would have dared to imagine.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“I think everybody will agree that ‘Torrie Wilson’ is a name that nobody – no true wrestling fan – will ever forget.”

― Michelle McCool

“Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody gets through college on their own.”

― Michelle Obama

“I’ve colored my hair so many times, and nobody tells you the damage it’s going to do! I went blonde and lost all my baby hairs. I’m not coloring it anymore. Never again.”

― Michelle Phan

“When I grew up where I grew up, things were very, very different, and nobody had a filter. And that’s what brought us together.”

― Michelle Visage

“When I was nineteen years old, I was the number-one star for two years. When I was forty, nobody wanted me. I couldn’t get a job.”

― Mickey Rooney

“Once you’ve been somebody, really, you have a career and you’re a nobody anymore, and you’re getting older, you’re living what’s called a state of shame.”

― Mickey Rourke

“Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If it’s a letdown, they won’t buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.”

― Mickey Spillane

“People sorta know my face, but I can still go out to the supermarket, and nobody pays much attention.”

― Miguel Ferrer

“In the past, it weighed on me because nobody in my family is gay. I had no role models so I had to find my own way.”

― Mika

“’Don’t worry about it, and you’ll be great,’ said nobody, ever.”

― Mikaela Shiffrin

“Cops, more than firefighters, EMTs or other public safety employees, almost always get the first glance of the human condition at the worst, most lethal moments; nobody calls a cop with good news.”

― Mike Barnicle

“Nobody loses money on my movies. I make them cheap.”

― Mike Binder

“I would be so mad if I saw something called a memoir, and then it was Mike Birbiglia. It would be so infuriating. It’s like, ‘Who is this guy, and why does he have a memoir?’ David Letterman could write a memoir. Joan Rivers could. I’m just a nobody. I’m a comedian and a writer.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Nobody knows the life of the working comic.”

― Mike Birbiglia

“Nobody tells you how to be famous.”

― Mike Cernovich

“The reason that I’m so fast at what I do is – I’m not saying that I’m getting stories that nobody else has – the difference is that if a tip goes out to five people, and I know that it’s a reliable source, I just tweet it out. If you’re at a respectable news organization, that would be considered irresponsible.”

― Mike Cernovich

“Nobody in media and journalism knows more about ‘deep state’ than I do.”

― Mike Cernovich

“I really wanted to be the biggest, baddest guy – not to mess with anybody, just so nobody would mess with me.”

― Mike Daniels

“Everybody that’s living in this earth is living in a situation. It’s not narrow-minded to the point where everybody is serious and nobody has a personality. I think people die telling jokes.”

― Mike Epps

“I always could go into restaurants in Chicago, and nobody would throw anything at me. There are people there who might not like me, but I think they respect me.”

― Mike Holmgren

“As a performer, there was nobody better than Morrissey.”

― Mike Joyce

“Software is like gardening – one day I’ll go behind the shed and clean up. But if nobody ever goes there, does it matter a lot?”

― Mike Krieger

“I’m nobody’s deputy. I am who I am. I’m my own person.”

― Mike Lee

“The good thing from my perspective is that nobody puts any pressure on me to say what it’s going to be. The backers accept that they don’t know what they are going to get.”

― Mike Leigh

“I think it’s important that nobody forgets that although Hollywood commercially dominates the world cinema, in fact what comes out of the filmmaking here is only a tiny slice out of the massive amount of operation that goes on around the world.”

― Mike Leigh

“My father and mother emigrated to Canada in 1958, but there’s nobody more English than an Englishman who no longer lives in England, and our home was a shrine to all things English.”

― Mike Myers

“Chicago is not a very fashion-driven place. Nobody says, ‘Oh, you’ve got to come see these fabulous people!’ Nobody cares.”

― Mike Nichols

“Nobody intimidates me.”

― Mike Singletary

“Nobody else in the world has a form like the Native American musical, and Americans should be very proud.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Nobody is born a dancer.”

― Mikhail Baryshnikov

“Nobody was interested in me before I bought the Nets.”

― Mikhail Prokhorov

“Today, in 2011, if you go and buy a color laser printer from any major laser printer manufacturer and print a page, that page will end up having slight yellow dots printed on every single page in a pattern which makes the page unique to you and to your printer. This is happening to us today. And nobody seems to be making a fuss about it.”

― Mikko Hypponen

“Foreigners like me have no privacy rights whatsoever. Yet we keep using U.S.-based services all the time, making us a legal target for gathering and storing our private information. Other countries do surveillance as well. But nobody has the global visibility that United States does.”

― Mikko Hypponen

“Nobody is powerless.”

― Milana Vayntrub

“The concept of graphene came along in 1947, but nobody paid much attention to it. I was fascinated because it had a linear E versus K while everything else that people were working on at that time had a quadratic dispersion relationship. I wondered why this was and what was so special about it. That was my fascination.”

― Mildred Dresselhaus

“I go to the store. I go get my car fixed. I have friends. I have a life, but nobody needs to know about it. Because I’m just the same as anyone else.”

― Milo Ventimiglia

“I started to make my own films, however small and however independent they were, from the beginning. And so, even though I was nobody, I was always the master of my own work.”

― Mira Nair

“The film-school mantra is that if you don’t tell your own stories, nobody will.”

― Mira Nair

“My very first job was something called ‘Nobody’s Watching,’ that Bill Lawrence who created ‘Scrubs,’ it was his pilot. It was my very first TV job, and it was a sitcom. Ever since that experience, I’ve been so itching to get back to that kind of environment and just to be involved with comedy.”

― Mircea Monroe

“Nobody likes Jews. You can’t say people like Jews. We’re not popular. We’re too smart to be liked. But it has been unacceptable to express anti-Semitism since the Holocaust.”

― Miriam Margolyes

“The thing I know about Diana Trout is that she’s the hardest-working person. She even says it in season one – that nobody works harder than she does. I believe that’s always been true about her. That is why she has high expectations of everyone around her.”

― Miriam Shor

“Nobody’s favorite movie is some dark, dysfunctional slasher story. Everybody’s favorite song is a sentimental song. So why all of a sudden is it bad to be sentimental in books?”

― Mitch Albom

“The Internet, the network of networks, is growing at an exponential pace. It’s growing so fast, in fact, nobody really knows how many people use the Internet.”

― Mitch Kapor

“When regulations restricting competition are relaxed, nobody’s market share is protected. If telephone companies can offer video programming, cable revenue will surely drop.”

― Mitch Kapor

“I always knew that I wanted to be an actor. I made my debut on stage when I was 12, and I was sure that this is what made me happy. However, nobody takes a 12-year-old’s career choice seriously. Everybody laughed it off. I also ran away from it, but acting eventually found me.”

― Mithila Palkar

“At a time when nobody thought we’d ever see a new steel mill built in America, we took a chance and built one in a corn field in Indiana. Today Steel Dynamics is one of the largest steel producers in the United States.”

― Mitt Romney

“Nobody messes with China, nobody messes with the United States, or with Europe, because these are really big entities with a lot of clout and a lot of economic power. They have a place at the table.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“Nobody in Africa loves to be a beggar or a recipient of aid. Everywhere I go in Africa, people say, ‘When are we going to stand up on our feet?’”

― Mo Ibrahim

“Nobody can come and develop Africa on behalf of Africans.”

― Mo Ibrahim

“Nobody wants any country to have nuclear weapons.”

― Mohamed ElBaradei

“Everybody knows that prison is not a good place for anyone, and nobody would feel proud to be there. But I’d like to mention that I was treated really well in there.”

― Mohammad Amir

“At the end of the day, nobody drops a catch on purpose, and even the fielder gets frustrated. As a bowler, when a few catches are dropped, yeah, that is frustrating. But I think, ultimately, it’s part of the game.”

― Mohammad Amir

“Nobody says you have to be shackled to tradition.”

― Monica Johnson

“I shop at thrift stores a lot. I have a lot of silver pitchers and I put my flowers in those. I collect antiques, so there are a lot of old rocking chairs… My friends call my home the vortex because nobody wants to leave.”

― Monica Potter

“The theater is so big and dark and private. Nobody knows that I am there. I am relaxed. I forget completely I am an actress. I laugh, I applaud, I cry.”

― Monica Vitti

“I can drink 15 pieces of fruit in a day. Nobody is going to sit down and eat that. I drink about 48 ounces a day. That constitutes about 50 percent of what I eat. And then I have one meal a day, some protein. I restrict calories.”

― Montel Williams

“In Canada, nobody is ever overthrown because nobody gives a damn.”

― Mordecai Richler

“My mom is an actress, but she never really pushed me into it, and it was never something I thought I would be doing. She was very happy I decided to, but she certainly doesn’t offer me criticism because she knows I’d tell her to shut up! Nobody wants to hear that from their mum!”

― Morena Baccarin

“I’ve never intended to be controversial, but it’s very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is.”

― Morrissey

“I don’t hate nobody. I hate certain conditions that are inflicted upon the people – and they’re helpless with it.”

― Mos Def

“I feel like I was the only person who was capable of making this type of music in this type of way. I don’t rap like nobody, I don’t try to sound like nobody.”

― Mos Def

“I don’t rap like nobody, I don’t try to sound like nobody.”

― Mos Def

“Nobody bores any man as much as an unhappy female.”

― Moss Hart

“One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody.”

― Mother Teresa

“Nobody is perfect. Even Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo can sometimes look like players from League One.”

― Mousa Dembele

“Qatar is giving 2.8% of our GDP to research. This is something again that is a breakthrough, as nobody was even thinking of research as a tool or component for advancement in this part of the world.”

― Moza bint Nasser

“I sent out a tweet, ‘Dancing with the Stars’ should stop the jibber jabber. They shouldn’t make the departure of a dancer so tear jerky because nobody’s going to war.”

― Mr. T

“I’m not really an actor, I’m a reactor; I’m a pitchman. That’s what I do best. Nobody can do it any better.”

― Mr. T

“Versatility is the key today. We have a smart audience today; if you keep doing same stuff, nobody is going to watch you.”

― Mrunal Thakur

“Nobody really wants to bowl a bad over, but if it happens, the individual is more disappointed than anyone else in the stadium or the team. Ideally, it is best to leave him to this thoughts and then have a chat with him after the team is back at the hotel when he will be less frustrated and more accepting.”

― MS Dhoni

“Nobody wants to really play bad cricket.”

― MS Dhoni

“All right, then nobody can complain if we ask pregnant women to make parachute jumps.”

― Muammar al-Gaddafi

“Our little house was way back in the country. We had one house close to us, and hell the next one would’ve been a mile. If you got sick, you could holler and wouldn’t nobody hear you.”

― Muddy Waters

“You’ve got to have the skills. You’ve got to have a great attitude because, if you don’t, nobody will want to deal with you.”

― Muggsy Bogues

“I belong to everybody, and I belong to nobody.”

― Muhammadu Buhari

“Nobody had anticipated that chemicals was the direction in which Reliance was headed. I did chemical engineering because it was supposed to be the future.”

― Mukesh Ambani

“I just wanted to do my own albums where nobody could tell me what to do. Roc Nation was the perfect fit because I could do what I wanted to do.”

― Mustard

“When I came in the game, it was just me making beats in Inglewood at YG’s house; it wasn’t nobody to help me.”

― Mustard

“Everybody knows YG is a turnt up dude that can’t nobody control.”

― Mustard

“Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni.”

― N. R. Narayana Murthy

“Far too many people, especially within evangelicalism, think that the individual is all that matters, and that the corporate dimension is a distraction or diversion. Of course Christianity is deeply personal for every single Christian; nobody gets lost in the kingdom of God. But you can’t play that off against the corporate dimension.”

― N. T. Wright

“I have a coach but there’s nobody at my level in Gaza. I have to do most of my training sessions on my own.”

― Nader al-Masri

“I like Oklahoma. It’s a quiet place. You can work, and nobody disturbs you.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“Nellie Kim, an Olympic champion from the former Soviet Union, got a 10 right after me in ’76, but nobody talks about that.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“When I went into the Montreal Games, nobody expected much out of me.”

― Nadia Comaneci

“There’s nobody, possibly, who could have hated ‘Octomom’ more than I.”

― Nadya Suleman

“Nobody lives happily ever after, because that is extremely unrealistic.”

― Nadya Suleman

“Coming from Akkineni family, I could say I was drawn into cinema, but nobody forced me to become an actor.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“I came back to do a live concert. Nobody had done that before and I know my managers were worried.”

― Namie Amuro

“Nobody can do a Govinda as well as Govinda can.”

― Nana Patekar

“I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything!”

― Nancy Cartwright

“We usually use that mostly on the weekends because we have access to the range during the week. But I can tell you a number of times they have had a training holiday at Fort Benning, so nobody trains, and to drag him in is like pulling teeth.”

― Nancy Johnson

“In general, fiction is divided into ‘literary fiction’ and ‘commercial fiction.’ Nobody can definitively say what separates one from the other, but that doesn’t stop everybody (including me) from trying. Your book probably will be perceived as one or the other, and that will affect how it is read, packaged and marketed.”

― Nancy Kress

“Nobody has tried anything like this in Telugu cinema. ‘Eega’ is a landmark film.”

― Nani

“I knew a women’s Royal Rumble would happen eventually, but nobody was sure. We speculated about it in the locker room; we were all so excited.”

― Naomi

“Nobody is above the law. Imagine if there allegations against Modi and he is the Prime Minister. Should the case not be pursued just because he has become the PM. It should not be so that it should be stopped. I am not above the law.”

― Narendra Modi

“My idol, Muhammad Ali, got beat when nobody thought he would, and he came back and back to beat Joe Frazier.”

― Naseem Hamed

“I may be born in the U.K., but nobody takes away from the fact that I’m an Arab, and I’m proud to be Arab.”

― Naseem Hamed

“Nobody’s going to help me when I get in that ring. That’s how I like it: the responsibility’s on me, and whatever happens is down to me, nobody else.”

― Naseem Hamed

“Nobody reads the disclosures that roll down your computer screen. You click ‘I agree’ but you don’t know what you’re agreeing to.”

― Nassim Nicholas Taleb

“It’s really wonderful to be able to be nobody, and then have a moment when I can be somebody, and then go right back to being nobody again.”

― Natalie Merchant

“Where I live, nobody who’s fourteen is having sex and doing major drugs. And I think if you see it in the movies, you may be influenced by it. I think it’s so important to preserve your innocence.”

― Natalie Portman

“The corporations are shoving just the worst music down everybody’s throats, and I think the result of that is that nobody has any taste. They have no bar as to what is good.”

― Natasha Leggero

“Nobody really doubted me playing football, making it to the NFL. I was like, ‘I know I can do that.’”

― Nate Robinson

“I know nobody believes in peace anymore, but what else is there to work toward? As the years have gone by, peace seems like more and more of an impossibility.”

― Nathan Englander

“Nobody wants a prediction that the future will be more or less like the present, even if that is, statistically speaking, an excellent prediction.”

― Nathan Myhrvold

“If I’m creating a free-form piece of art, I can make it look like anything I want, and nobody will say it’s wrong.”

― Nathan Sawaya

“Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.”

― Nathaniel Hawthorne

“In a market where funding is hard to come by, if you’re scaled already, then you are in a brilliant position because nobody is going to catch up with you.”

― Naveen Tewari

“Nobody travels on the road to success without a puncture or two.”

― Navjot Singh Sidhu

“Nobody is looking for work who doesn’t need work. That’s why we look for work.”

― Neal Adams

“Nobody has ever disproved Sam Carey’s work.”

― Neal Adams

“Nobody’s perfect. Everyone slides here and there, and they have their ups and downs. When they are down, that is not the time to step all over them.”

― Neal Schon

“When there wasn’t any money involved, for all intents and purposes, nobody gave a damn. But now the land, supposedly worthless, is seen for what it really is: an incredibly valuable asset.”

― Neil Abercrombie

“Most of what Einstein said and did has no direct impact on what anybody reads in the Bible. Special relativity, his work in quantum mechanics, nobody even knows or cares. Where Einstein really affects the Bible is the fact that general relativity is the organizing principle for the Big Bang.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“The urge to miniaturize electronics did not exist before the space program. I mean our grandparents had radios that was furniture in the living room. Nobody at the time was saying, ‘Gee, I want to carry that in my pocket.’ Which is a non-thought.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“Most gravity has no known origin. Is it some exotic particle? Nobody knows. Is dark energy responsible for expansion of the universe? Nobody knows.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“When I started out, there were a lot of things I knew I couldn’t do, and a lot of things I only found out I couldn’t do by going and doing it. And no-one was watching, and nobody cared.”

― Neil Gaiman

“There’s this perception that there’s a pipeline problem for women and people of color. I don’t buy into that. I think we have a broken doorbell problem, and there are plenty of women and people of color standing at the doorstep trying to get in the door, and nobody’s opening it.”

― Nell Scovell

“The reason nobody investigates the men who are trading off our freedoms for private enrichment is that they are the very ones who are doing the investigating.”

― Nelson Algren

“When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.”

― Nelson Mandela

“With some writers, the script looks beautiful on the page, but nobody actually speaks like that.”

― Neve McIntosh

“Everybody pays lip service to the safety of the aeroplane, but nobody is prepared to pay for it.”

― Nevil Shute

“Everyone is beautiful in their own way, and nobody should have self doubt.”

― Nia Jax

“If I write scripts that nobody likes, I don’t think we’ll be doing ‘True Detective.’”

― Nic Pizzolatto

“I think all teenagers feel alone, and that nobody else knows what they are going through and all that sort of stuff.”

― Nicholas Hoult

“Let me tell you something. Nobody goes to jail unless they want to. Unless they make themselves get caught. They don’t have things organized.”

― Nicholas Pileggi

“I try to be bad, but nobody will let me.”

― Nick Carter

“During Seattle’s successful campaign for a $15 an hour minimum wage, our opponents would sometimes roll their eyes and snort, ‘If $15 is so good, why not $50?’ It was a straw man argument: Nobody was proposing a $50 minimum wage; it would have been too high, and we said so.”

― Nick Hanauer

“I suppose I was waiting until I was old enough to have some sort of experience to sing about. When you’re young, it’s hard to sing the blues. Nobody believes you.”

― Nick Lowe

“No one thinks they’re irritating. Nobody thinks they’re boring. So if you’re playing a character like that you have to play them as how they think of themselves.”

― Nick Moran

“Nobody likes to lose power or reach a point of humility.”

― Nick Nolte

“It’s failure, really, that you grow by, although nobody likes to experience it.”

― Nick Nolte

“Fifteen is such a weird age to be. Nobody treats you like an adult, but you desperately want to be one. You still have these childlike aspects, but you’re just kind of coming into the world.”

― Nick Robinson

“When I talk about a successful program, define that. It’s not just winning the national championship every year because nobody can do that.”

― Nick Saban

“I hope nobody in England is afraid of the SNP – there is absolutely no need to be.”

― Nicola Sturgeon

“Nobody wants to watch perfection.”

― Nicolas Cage

“I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it’s drama, it’s the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.”

― Nicolas Cage

“Nobody can tell you how to be a good wife or husband.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“Nobody really knows, but I got a little comedy in me.”

― Nicole Ari Parker

“What’s the point of doing something good if nobody’s watching.”

― Nicole Kidman

“Nobody’s born evil. I guess that’s why we’re drawn to violence. We’re fascinated by it, but there’s a moral in how you examine it.”

― Niels Arden Oplev

“Nobody’s going to give you the World Cup; nobody’s going to give you an easy game – not Scotland, not Argentina, not Japan, and not whoever we get going forward.”

― Nikita Parris

“I have nobody. I have surrounded myself with people who are fake just because I need to talk to somebody.”

― Nikki Reed

“And the VCR did the same thing: the movie industry thought nobody would ever watch movies any more.”

― Niklas Zennstrom

“If, as Bayern, you lose 2-0 at Hertha, nobody believes you that you can still be satisfied with the performance.”

― Niko Kovac

“My career has been wacky and not at all normal. I’ve never had a manager, nobody gets jobs for me. I wind up working with artists that I meet.”

― Nile Rodgers

“Nobody under the sun was like Madonna. She was positive and clear and wholly dedicated to achieving everything that she’s achieved.”

― Nile Rodgers

“I do a bunch of Y7 yoga, which is amazing because it’s dark, and nobody’s judging you.”

― Nina Agdal

“Ain’t nobody got time for crusty lips.”

― Nina Agdal

“Nobody has a right to call me or the prime minister a thief and a liar.”

― Nirmala Sitharaman

“Nobody goes to college and learns anything.”

― Nithya Menen

“I was a rapper. The reason I stopped rapping was because I realized that people wanted guys like Puff Daddy. That’s not what I do. I quit. That was it. I had to sacrifice for my choice. I said, ‘Forget it. I’ll be a producer.’ Nobody was going to make me do anything.”

― No I.D.

“There’s so many things that Kanye does that I agree with and disagree with at times. I just say, ‘You’re in a different place, and what you’re doing is experimental. Nobody’s been there in hip-hop.’”

― No I.D.

“There were plenty of other hominids, but they disappeared, probably because humans exterminated them, but nobody knows for sure.”

― Noam Chomsky

“Historical grammar is a study of how, say, modern English developed from Middle English, and how that developed from Early and Old English, and how that developed from Germanic, and that developed from what’s called Proto-Indo-European, a source system that nobody speaks, so you have to try to reconstruct it.”

― Noam Chomsky

“People who make mistakes but try their best, other people will support. But people who make mistakes because they’re lazy, nobody supports.”

― Nobu Matsuhisa

“On my show, nobody’s being paid more than me. I don’t ask what they’re being paid – I just make sure they’re not getting more than me.”

― Noel Fielding

“Why is the rest of the world so overcrowded? Nobody lives in America! We’re all squashed up on top of each other in London.”

― Noel Gallagher

“Rock stardom will die because nobody will make enough money any more to be rock stars.”

― Noel Gallagher

“Nobody gets into comedy because they feel like they’re cool and funny. If they do, they’re megalomaniacs.”

― Noel Wells

“We can make this industry and this environment and comic book shops and comic book conventions and comic books themselves, we can make them a thing that is accessible to everybody so that nobody feels unwelcome, and nobody feels like this isn’t their place.”

― Noelle Stevenson

“Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball – you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.”

― Nomar Garciaparra

“In my sex fantasy, nobody ever loves me for my mind.”

― Nora Ephron

“It’s very funny that I’m being appreciated for my dance moves because when I was young, I was made fun of, as nobody thought I was able to dance.”

― Nora Fatehi

“Nobody was listening when I learned how to play music. But there’s something about being on stage, talking to the audience, looking at them and smiling, that’s always been difficult for me. I’m a lot more comfortable now, but there are still moments of awkwardness.”

― Norah Jones

“Nobody can tell you you’re wrong for writing a song about how you feel – even if you don’t really feel that way.”

― Norah Jones

“I was bashing Israel in the past because nobody else was exposing its true record. Many people are doing it now, so I switched hats from a critic of Israel to a diplomat who wants to resolve the conflict. I have not changed, but I think the spectrum has moved.”

― Norman Finkelstein

“Nobody doubts my partisanship, but a lot of the activity is nonpartisan.”

― Norman Lear

“When I go fishing I like to know that there’s nobody within five miles of me.”

― Norman MacCaig

“Nobody can ever pin you down when you speculate.”

― Norman Schwarzkopf

“Nobody actually played tennis in my family.”

― Novak Djokovic

“When I started writing, I thought nobody would understand the things that I liked. Then I began getting a lot of letters from people who said they were waiting for me to express what they felt they couldn’t, so I kept writing.”

― Novala Takemoto

“Nobody ever knows how big a song is going to be.”

― Nuno Bettencourt

“We can play all we want, but if nobody’s there, if nobody feels anything with what we’re playing, then what’s the purpose?”

― Nuno Bettencourt

“We were never the cool band to like. They tried to put us into a hair-metal thing, but we weren’t really Warrant or Poison. We were always outside the box. I think we had a little niche that nobody had – maybe the funkiness had something to do with it.”

― Nuno Bettencourt

“Nobody expects girls to do something smart or give one liners in a film.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Nobody wants to play the antihero.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“Let me tell you, I am nobody’s puppet.”

― Nydia Velazquez

“Nobody ever accused me of pulling any weapon on them. I would never, ever pull a weapon on anybody.”

― O. J. Simpson

“When my car broke down in L.A., nobody stopped. They just kept whizzing by.”

― Octavia Spencer

“My style Offset. Straight up Offset. Ain’t nobody like me. It’s who I am.”

― Offset

“I hate jealousy, I hate possessiveness. I’m nobody’s possession.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“2005 was a great year for me for fantastic roles that nobody saw.”

― Oliver Platt

“The land on which the cattle grazed was communal property. It was owned by no one. It was nobody’s private farm. It was the common property of the people, shared by the people. So the practice of sharing was central to the concept of ownership of property.”

― Oliver Tambo

“Why can’t somebody give us a list of things that everybody thinks and nobody says, and another list of things that everybody says and nobody thinks?”

― Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

“I did ‘Nobody Walks’ right after ‘Dredd.’ Well, actually, I got off the plane from Capetown where we shot ‘Dredd’ and tested for ‘Being Flynn’ that same day. Then I came out to L.A. to make this film right after that so it was all very back to back.”

― Olivia Thirlby

“If I am not above the law, nobody in this country can then claim to be above the law.”

― Olusegun Obasanjo

“Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody’s going to know whether you did it or not.”

― Oprah Winfrey

“I’ve done all these historical epics and chivalrous roles, but there’s an odder, quirkier side to me that nobody knows about.”

― Orlando Bloom

“Nobody believes in the CHIP program more than I. I invented it. I was the one who wrote it.”

― Orrin Hatch

“Nobody gets justice. People only get good luck or bad luck.”

― Orson Welles

“Nobody who takes on anything big and tough can afford to be modest.”

― Orson Welles

“Everybody denies I am a genius – but nobody ever called me one!”

― Orson Welles

“Our trials and our times of pain get the most recognition, but ‘Straight Outta Compton’ speaks to triumph. When it’s doubtful, when nobody is on your side, when your back is against the wall, you triumph and make it through. Showing growth through movies promotes growth.”

― O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

“Nobody can tell you how the blues feel unless they have the blues. We all take it differently.”

― Otis Rush

“Nobody really knows for sure who the Blue Blazer is, but like I said in my interview, there’s a little bit of the Blue Blazer in each and every one of us.”

― Owen Hart

“Nobody likes insurance companies, especially health insurance companies.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Nobody is making Americans buy Chinese goods.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“Everything I knew my entire life – like, literally, for 26 years – all I had known was pro wrestling, and for it to be ripped away from me, which is nobody’s fault, but it is part of our business.”

― Paige

“Focus comes a lot more easily when you desperately want the results of your own work – nobody else is going to do it for you.”

― Palmer Luckey

“If I go out with no make-up and a tracksuit on, nobody comes up to me. And if they do, I won’t do a photo because I wouldn’t want any photographic evidence.”

― Paloma Faith

“Before ‘Lucky Louie,’ nobody would ever cast me to play a mom or a wife; nobody ever saw me in that role, which is weird, since that’s who I really am.”

― Pamela Adlon

“When you’ve displayed a weakness, you’ve displayed something a person can grab a hold of and attack you there. If you’re not ashamed of it, who can make you feel bad about it? Nobody. If you make a mistake, at least you get to see them, identify them, acknowledge them and hopefully remedy them.”

― Paolo Nutini

“The process of discovery in my field is very incremental. But there are moments when you realize you know something about the world nobody else knows. That’s extraordinarily exhilarating.”

― Pardis Sabeti

“There’s nobody in the world like me. I think every decade has an iconic blonde, like Marilyn Monroe or Princess Diana and, right now, I’m that icon.”

― Paris Hilton

“A film set is a workplace for me; it’s my office, and nobody really wants to be in a stressful work environment.”

― Park Chan-wook

“Big businesses aren’t the only ones in the economic ecosystem. Nobody should fall behind because of an unfair structure.”

― Park Geun-hye

“South Korea’s economy is still difficult. I will create a country where nobody worries about putting food on the table.”

― Park Geun-hye

“When I was depressed, nobody expected anything of me, nor did I expect anything of myself. I was exempt from life’s demands and risks. But if I were to find new life, who knows what daunting tasks I might be required to take on?”

― Parker Palmer

“I can headline a festival and then literally, 10 minutes later, be walking around, and nobody notices.”

― Passenger

“I’ll have to have a room of my own. Nobody could sleep with Dick. He wakes up during the night, switches on the lights, speaks into his tape recorder.”

― Pat Nixon

“I hate changes of administrations, because I have all my villains in place and they are all taken away and replaced with faceless wonders nobody knows.”

― Pat Oliphant

“When Manchester United play with the right spirit, nobody can beat us.”

― Patrice Evra

“In Hollywood, nobody knows how much everyone is making. It’s all very hidden, and it’s hard to change those things.”

― Patricia Arquette

“Nobody ever says to men, how can you be a Congressman and a father.”

― Patricia Schroeder

“Nobody in the footballing world got here by having it handed to them.”

― Patrick Bamford

“If you play for managers like Karl Robinson, it’s about your development, but there are times when you have to stick up for yourself and let defenders know you are around when nobody is looking.”

― Patrick Bamford

“One day, you’re a nobody, and the next, you’re in a movie that everybody is talking about. But Hollywood has a way of knocking you back down to Earth.”

― Patrick Fugit

“And in the Second World War, you didn’t just read about it in the newspapers because you weren’t allowed to read it in the newspapers. It was all censored, you know? So nobody knew what we were doing.”

― Patrick Macnee

“Whenever I have tried to write for other people, that’s when my writing has failed, when nobody wanted to read it or buy it. But it’s only when I’ve been able to write a story that makes me excited, only then have other people wanted to read it.”

― Patrick Ness

“I don’t purposely push the boundaries… I think if you pay attention to a story, it will have exactly as much ‘difficult material’ as it needs, and nobody will complain about it because you’ve earnt it.”

― Patrick Ness

“I had to prove everything because I was coming from Milan, and nobody knew me. I was a young talent who hadn’t done anything, so I had it all to prove and all to do.”

― Patrick Vieira

“I continued writing the bad plays which fortunately nobody would produce, just as no one did me the unkindness of publishing my early novels.”

― Patrick White

“Nobody ever wants to really make someone feel bad.”

― Patrick Wilson

“The most ethical way to deal with an unethical situation would be to simply say: ‘We did something wrong.’ But nobody in a family like mine would ever respond like this.”

― Patti Davis

“My favorite band was The Band, and nobody compares in my mind with The Band.”

― Patti LuPone

“We’re all getting plastic surgery. Come on, this is the game here, and HDTV exaggerates all the features. Yeah, I’m proud of it, because we’re all doing it. Nobody’s talking about it.”

― Patti Stanger

“Nobody gets through life on a pass.”

― Patty Duke

“I’ve had tragedy in my life, and it doesn’t stop comedy, so I think it’s important to do both. Particularly in a superhero movie, but in any movie that accesses all people. Nobody wants to be abused for two hours.”

― Patty Jenkins

“Nobody really knows what it would take to create something that is self-aware or has a personality. I guess I could imagine a day when perhaps, if we can understand how it works in the human brain, which is unbelievably complicated, it could be possible.”

― Paul Allen

“Almost nobody believes anymore that infants are insensate blobs. It seems both mad and evil to deny experience and feeling to a laughing, gurgling creature.”

― Paul Bloom

“Nobody is a perfect actor.”

― Paul Dano

“No planet is more earth-like than Earth itself, so if life really does pop up readily in earth-like conditions, then surely it should have arisen many times right here on our home planet? And how do we know it didn’t? The truth is, nobody has looked.”

― Paul Davies

“If everybody’s a winner, nobody has to try very hard.”

― Paul Dini

“Nobody loves a good ‘Batman’ story more than I do.”

― Paul Dini

“I think nobody knows more about comic book characters than Seth Green. I thought I knew a lot, and he leaves me in the dust.”

― Paul Dini

“Nobody’s a natural. You work to get good and then work to get better. It’s hard to stay on top.”

― Paul Gallico

“Always being an underdog, always being the player or the person nobody really knew, that always kept a chip on my shoulder.”

― Paul George

“Nobody wants to play for a team that’s not competitive.”

― Paul George

“Nobody’s lesser or greater; that’s what our Constitution is about.”

― Paul Gosar

“I think ECW itself was a gimmick. I think getting the audience to chant ECW was really something. I don’t care if you draw 70,000 people in a dome for Wrestlemania – nobody chants WWE.”

― Paul Heyman

“It’s a lot of random situations that combine in a certain volatile form and create a bigger-than- the-whole situation that nobody could have predicted.”

― Paul Kantner

“We printed all the words out because otherwise nobody would be able to understand them.”

― Paul Kantner

“Nobody wants to have in their CV in the upper echelons of the American economic family that they nationalised major banks.”

― Paul Keating

“The point is – that Donald Trump has been making on the campaign trail is that he’s financing his own campaign. That’s very important for him to say now in his mind because he wants people to know that he owes nobody anything other than the American people, or the voters who are picking, choosing his candidacy.”

― Paul Manafort

“John’s time and effort were, in the main, spent on pretty honorable stuff. As for the other side, well, nobody’s perfect, nobody’s Jesus. And look what they did to him.”

― Paul McCartney

“None of my films are comparable to anybody else’s. So many years after I made them, nobody’s been able to copy them.”

― Paul Morrissey

“Who is going to take business advice from Paul Ryan? Who? Nobody. Nobody.”

― Paul Nehlen

“I am not bragging – it may sound like it – but there was nobody in this business that had the aggression and had the body that I had – nobody!”

― Paul Orndorff

“Bret Hart was a nobody from Canada, and Hogan was the greatest star in wrestling.”

― Paul Orndorff

“In wrestling, if there is a legend, Roddy Piper is a legend, no doubt about it. Nobody was ever like he was.”

― Paul Orndorff

“Nobody was ever better than Roddy Piper was when it came to interviews. He didn’t pull no punches. He wasn’t afraid of nothin’ or nobody. He was a trip, and he was good people, too. He was a good friend. A damn good friend.”

― Paul Orndorff

“Have fun. Do something nobody else had done before, or has done since.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“After failing four times and after working for other people and realizing that nobody paid attention to the food like they should have, we wanted to just pay attention to the food and service.”

― Paul Prudhomme

“If I was influenced by anything, it was architecture: structure having to do with logic. If you don’t do it right, the whole thing is going to cave in. In a certain sense, you can carry that to graphic design. Fortunately, however, nobody is going to die if you do it wrong.”

― Paul Rand

“We made this movie for $17, and nobody got anything. So it never dawned on me that we would get real people.”

― Paul Reiser

“Nobody should attempt to do Freddie Mercury impressions.”

― Paul Rodgers

“The thing I always liked about ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ was Pee-wee’s, obviously, an oddball, but nobody in that universe points a finger at him and goes, ‘Look at the weirdo!’ I think that’s why weirdo, arty kids like it so much: because it’s sort of like a utopia.”

― Paul Rust

“Look, only in Washington is not raising taxes considered a tax cut. Nobody’s getting a tax cut here. We’re not cutting taxes. We’re preventing tax increases from occurring.”

― Paul Ryan

“And if small businesspeople say they made it on their own, all they are saying is that nobody else worked seven days a week in their place. Nobody showed up in their place to open the door at five in the morning. Nobody did their thinking, and worrying, and sweating for them.”

― Paul Ryan

“American society was economically ill-run in the 1980s. Our society has been on a consumption binge. If the American people had a town meeting and said, ‘What do we care about posterity? Posterity hasn’t done anything for us; we’re going to whoop it up now,’ that is a rational judgment. But nobody ever did that.”

― Paul Samuelson

“Democracy in the studio is overrated. What you wind up getting is compromise on everybody’s part, which means that nobody has their way, and that means nobody wins, including the fans.”

― Paul Stanley

“I had heard some women make comments about my chest, so why not show it off? Nobody wants to see a fat guy in tights. That wouldn’t be fair to the fans.”

― Paul Stanley

“Nobody can legitimately claim to be a marine ecologist and conservationist while continuing to eat fish. It is the ultimate form of hypocrisy.”

― Paul Watson

“I would just say that nobody could do what I do unless you had a big ego. It’s the only way you can really put it. You have to be arrogant enough to challenge the arrogance of the human race.”

― Paul Watson

“Nobody has ever been hurt by the actions of ships I have been on.”

― Paul Watson

“Here’s the thing: Nobody gets extradited for a crime where nobody’s been hurt, where no property’s been damaged.”

― Paul Watson

“Nobody should believe something just because an intelligence agent says it.”

― Paul Wood

“I think I do my own thing. I start my own trends. I see a lot of girls doing what I’ve been doing. Pink. Nobody wore pink, and now everybody wears it. It’s flattering.”

― Paula Creamer

“Nobody ever wants to have change, that’s for sure. But when it’s good, it’s really good.”

― Paula Creamer

“You know, nobody can ever cook as good as your mama.”

― Paula Deen

“When I wrote ‘The Girl on the Train,’ nobody knew who I was, and that’s quite a comfortable position to be writing in.”

― Paula Hawkins

“One of the lovely things about writing when nobody knows who you are is there’s no expectation.”

― Paula Hawkins

“In my mind, nobody goes to the movies to go to school.”

― Paula Patton

“You have to keep your audience in your mind; if you’re writing stuff that you know nobody’s going to care about then you should rethink what you’re doing!”

― Paullina Simons

“I was not encouraged to follow the career of a writer because my parents thought that I was going to starve to death. They thought nobody can make a living from being a writer in Brazil. They were not wrong.”

― Paulo Coelho

“There is a latent talent in everyone. I am nothing extraordinary just because I happen to be an actor. Everybody is extraordinary in his own way. One must identify one’s own talent early on – one is not great merely when he gets recognized by others – and one doesn’t become a nobody just because his talent is not widely known.”

― Pawan Kalyan

“If you have a Stradivarius and nobody to play it, it’s just a Stradivarius. Or is it even that? It’s nothing.”

― Peabo Bryson

“Everybody wants to do something to help, but nobody wants to be first.”

― Pearl Bailey

“If I had my career to play over, one thing I’d do differently is swing more. Those 1,200 walks I got, nobody remembers them.”

― Pee Wee Reese

“I’m an electrical engineer, and when I first started out, there was nobody who looked like me out there. I worked at Qualcomm, and I remember coming into meeting rooms, and I could never get the floor. I could never get my opinion across.”

― Peggy Johnson

“As an actress, I really love people like Anna Magnani and Debra Winger. I also think there is nobody better than Meryl Streep.”

― Penelope Cruz

“Nobody wanted to touch Decline III when they found out what it was about.”

― Penelope Spheeris

“When we did Wayne’s World, it was 14 million dollars and they didn’t bug us too much because they just thought it was some little movie that nobody was ever going to see. We showed them.”

― Penelope Spheeris

“All the little things you nitpick in your head, nobody really cares that much outside your head.”

― Penn Badgley

“Bob Saget is the dirtiest comic who’s ever lived. Nobody touches him.”

― Penn Jillette

“When Grant Hill came back to Orlando after having all of his surgeries, I was the first person to call him and congratulate him for making it back. It seemed like nobody cared about what I was dealing with.”

― Penny Hardaway

“Every group has its time. Nobody reigns forever, except Michael Jackson. So, you’ve gotta be ready for that – and be wise about what you’re doing.”

― Pepa

“I know that nobody can become a star without a team.”

― Persis Khambatta

“I love to go to the airports and just put on, like, dark glasses, so nobody can tell I’m staring at them, and just draw people.”

― Pete Docter

“Nobody walks away with everything they want in politics.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“Nobody will ever agree with everything everyone says, especially once an issue or speaker becomes politically charged. But as tolerant and civilized Americans, we should at least have the decency to hear them out.”

― Pete Hoekstra

“I came along and was a teenager in the Depression, and nobody had jobs. So I went out hitchhiking, when I met a man named Woody Guthrie. He was the single biggest part of my education.”

― Pete Seeger

“Nobody is going to take my kids away from me and I will fight to the death for that.”

― Peter Andre

“Well, for the reasons I mention above, although I am not sure the live shows were really so brilliant – but nobody could hear much so perhaps it did not matter! It was certainly a very exciting time for us all.”

― Peter Asher

“Twenty-five years ago nobody knew much about white sharks.”

― Peter Benchley

“I wanted to write a novel. At 12 I knew, I am a writer. I said it to nobody.”

― Peter Bichsel

“When I started out, nobody told you how to do an interview. That’s how I ended up on the front page of a newspaper dressed as Rodney Trotter with a Reliant Robin.”

― Peter Crouch

“I think poetry has lost an awful lot of its muscle because nobody knows any. Nobody has to memorize poetry.”

― Peter Davison

“In New York, a Jew is a Jew, an Italian is an Italian, a Muslim is a Muslim: Nobody’s going out of his way to treat you in a special way.”

― Peter Eisenman

“I came to Hollywood and nobody knew me. I was on a coupla TV shows.”

― Peter Falk

“I didn’t become an actor until I was an old man of 28 or 29. I declared to the world that I was an actor. Nobody heard me, but I did declare it.”

― Peter Falk

“The reality is that every movie is a new business. Nobody says, ‘Hey, let’s go down to the Pantages Theater, I hear a Warner Brothers picture is playing there.’ Or, ‘Let’s go to this theater, I hear the film came in on budget.’ It’d be ridiculous.”

― Peter Guber

“My dictum has always been: ‘This show is happening just here, just tonight, with these people who are in this hall, and nobody knows what’s going to happen until it’s done.’”

― Peter Hammill

“Nobody else took what I was doing seriously, so nobody would want to work with me. I was thought to be a bit eccentric and maybe cranky.”

― Peter Higgs

“Nobody under 55 knows anything much about life. Nobody under 30 knows anything.”

― Peter Hitchens

“Nobody under the age of 55 should be able to stand for election, and nobody under the age of 30 should be able to vote in those elections.”

― Peter Hitchens

“Nobody is the same. If we were all the same it would be bloody boring.”

― Peter Hook

“These days, photographers have expensive contracts with actresses, but then the actresses have to have their names written in the column because nobody recognizes them. That’s kind of strange.”

― Peter Lindbergh

“In 1991, if someone came in with a $1 million budget for a boutique, I would have fainted. Nobody spent even half that. But now, the bar has risen very high.”

― Peter Marino

“There was one family drama on television when we took out ‘The Fosters’ – ‘Parenthood’. Everybody thought it sounded like a great show, but nobody thought there was a home for it.”

― Peter Paige

“There’s no doubt: nobody can argue that Manchester United is not the biggest club in the world. It is.”

― Peter Schmeichel

“Nobody likes to throw stuff away. It’s just antithetical to our sense of being a person. But we’re all habituated to that way of living today.”

― Peter Senge

“Nobody is surprised that women writers accurately represent male characters over and over again, no doubt because everybody knows that women understand men much better than vice-versa.”

― Peter Straub

“George Bush, Dick Cheney, every one of the speakers praised John Kerry’s war record. No one said he was unfit. They said he has terrible judgment, and that’s his record as a senator. Nobody questioned his military record.”

― Peter T. King

“If I had known how hard it would be to do something new, particularly in the payments industry, I would never have started PayPal. That’s why nobody with long experience in banking had done it. You needed to be naive enough to think that new things could be done.”

― Peter Thiel

“Nobody knows anything. I deal with people in all walks of life, some of whom should have some idea of what they’re doing. And they’re all clueless. It’s astonishing that any bridges stay up, or that planes don’t constantly plummet from the sky. It’s heartening, in a strange way.”

― Peter York

“Nobody really wants to hear about anybody else’s injuries. Or how your back feels. Whose back doesn’t hurt?”

― Peyton Manning

“My only saving grace is that I actually collect things that nobody else is interested in.”

― Phil Collins

“Nobody is more conservative in the Congress and the House than Phil Gingrey.”

― Phil Gingrey

“We could see that he was a charismatic guy who jumps over the moon and is very competitive, but nobody could have predicted what he would become to our culture.”

― Phil Knight

“Every one of us have things that we believe about ourselves when nobody else is looking, nobody else is listening, nobody else is monitoring what we’re doing. We believe things about ourself.”

― Phil McGraw

“Nobody can be a clairvoyant.”

― Philip Green

“I got everything from someone. Nobody can be original.”

― Philip Johnson

“If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one’s self to be acquainted with it.”

― Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

“And everything stopped quite rapidly because I knew that nobody in Europe was able to go to space. It was the privilege of being either American or Russian.”

― Philippe Perrin

“For years, I have been working on crossing the Grand Canyon. Actually, there is nobody who says ‘no,’ but since this is a project that comes from me and not a commission, I have to find the money, plan the logistics, etcetera.”

― Philippe Petit

“No one knows who I am in Australia. They don’t even know I am Australian, because ‘The Secret Circle’ is on in Australia, and I’m sure everyone’s like, ‘Oh, she’s American. She’s from, like, North Carolina.’ Like, nobody knows me in Australia, I’m just telling you.”

― Phoebe Tonkin

“If you have bad hair and you bite your nails, nobody expects that you can’t direct plays.”

― Phyllida Lloyd

“Because I came from a small town outside Glasgow, nobody from my school had ever gone into the acting profession. It was just something you didn’t do. You joined the bank or became a teacher or whatever you did.”

― Phyllis Logan

“I’ve had an experience that… I don’t know the right label to put to it, if it was an angel or Jesus or what. Nobody knows anything for sure about that, but I know that I had an encounter, and I know that things exist beyond this realm, most definitely. I’m grounded in that.”

― Phyllis Smith

“Nobody needs to prove to anybody what they’re worthy of, just the person that they look at in the mirror. That’s the only person you need to answer to.”

― Picabo Street

“If I want to do something like the Batman mask, I just do it. I was like this all the time; I think nobody can change me.”

― Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

“People want to know on an ongoing basis, ‘Am I doing right? Am I moving in the right direction? Do you think I’m progressing?’ Nobody’s going to wait for an annual cycle to get that feedback.”

― Pierre Nanterme

“Nobody got Punk’d and he was still in his season for that show when we were filming. So the kids were very aware that it was filming and that was his show and they were very much on the lookout for that.”

― Piper Perabo

“It is strange, but nobody is shocked when pop singers make a fortune in the space of two years.”

― Placido Domingo

“When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”

― Plato

“For nobody is curious, who isn’t malevolent.”

― Plautus

“I’ve made my mistakes at CNN. As I learn and I grow, one thing that has always stuck with me is you can never be over-prepared, and nobody can fight the facts.”

― Poppy Harlow

“When I’m out there, it’s just me. Nobody’s controlling me, and I can do whatever I want to do. I’m my own man.”

― Powers Boothe

“Nobody knows the pulse of the audience. By the grace of God, things are working for me.”

― Prabhu Deva

“There was no precedent. If I asked somebody, ‘What do you expect me to do?’ they all looked blank. They had no idea; nobody had much idea.”

― Prince Philip

“Nobody sues their fans.”

― Prince

“I always sang in English. It’s just that nobody heard me.”

― Prince Royce

“Production is a lot of work. Nobody sent me that memo when they came to me to do television.”

― Priyanka Chopra

“Nobody’s unique. Everybody copies off of each other. Everybody wears the same type of stuff. Nobody’s an individual anymore.”

― Prodigy

“Nobody’s gonna care about your stuff the way you do.”

― Quavo

“I couldn’t follow nobody’s rules.”

― Quavo

“I do secret stand-up shows around New York. I announce and tweet this to nobody – I get onstage and I do a quick five minutes.”

― Questlove

“We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.”

― R. Buckminster Fuller

“R. Kelly is a thing on TV, but nobody knows Robert and what he’s been through.”

― R. Kelly

“Nobody knows 100% what affects the human body, mind or spirit.”

― R. Kelly

“Nobody is in the world should be deprived of the joys of eating.”

― R. Madhavan

“Nobody ever said I’m a simple personality.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“Nobody ever calls me a soccer-playing writer, even though I play soccer and it’s part of who I am.”

― Rabih Alameddine

“I felt very isolated with my identity virtually my entire life, that nobody really got it and that I didn’t really have the personal agency to express it.”

― Rachel Dolezal

“People always say there’s no such thing as bad publicity, and you always think they’re right, because it seems self-evident: nobody’s going to buy a magazine that nobody ever talks about, so people should want to buy a magazine that everybody’s talking about.”

― Rachel Johnson

“It used to be that we disagreed over the basic facts we were fighting over, and we had different opinions about them. Now I think we accept different sources of authority. … And people can establish credibility on their own say-so as long as nobody follows the trail and calls them out on it.”

― Rachel Maddow

“People tell you everything changes when you have a kid, but what nobody says is you don’t mind.”

― Rachel Zoe

“Nobody told me how to sing, so I just thought I’d try and sing like Howlin’ Wolf. It was like a bark; there was melody to it – but I would go off a bit and I wouldn’t stick AutoTune on it or anything to make it in key. Even now, I couldn’t tell you about harmonies. I couldn’t tell about what notes I’m singing because nobody taught me to sing.”

― Rag’n’Bone Man

“I just feel like there’s a lot of great R&B songs out there with nobody to sing them.”

― Raheem DeVaughn

“When it rains, nobody hides inside. You just go out and enjoy it. The other thing I remember is begging my grandmother for money to go and get a grapenut ice cream.”

― Raheem Sterling

“Forget what everybody says. I know what I want to do and what I need to improve on. Nobody needs to tell me.”

― Raheem Sterling

“Einstein had looked at the numbers and dimensions that went into his equations for gravitational waves and said, essentially, ‘This is so tiny that it will never have any influence on anything, and nobody can measure it.’ And when you think about the times and the technology in 1916, he was probably right.”

― Rainer Weiss

“To preach is very boring, and nobody wants free advice. But if it’s entertainment, then this changes. If you explain something to a kid through an interesting story, he’ll be hooked.”

― Rajkumar Hirani

“I knew that I was just one of those actors who came to Mumbai to achieve their dreams. I knew that nobody would welcome me with open arms and auditions were the only way to get a chance.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“Everybody is replaceable; nobody is irreplaceable here. If I’m going to say no to it because I want to do two films a year and sit at home, someone else will.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“I figured there’s nobody who’s going to beat me or shoot me or crucify me. I can’t help if people don’t like me up there in Washington. I’ve got a district that I respect, and I think it respects me.”

― Ralph Hall

“The networks are not some chicken-coop manufacturing lobby whose calls nobody returns.”

― Ralph Nader

“I don’t think I can sell to our voters in our district that there’s nothing to cut in the federal budget. Nobody, I think, sees that or would agree with that.”

― Ralph Norman

“Hunter and I never got proper journalistic accreditation to go anywhere. Nobody was giving us passes to go in here or there. We always had to somehow talk our way in.”

― Ralph Steadman

“Nobody can bring you peace but yourself.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nobody does remakes for the sake of it. As for me, I have not hard and fast rules with respect to remakes.”

― Ram Charan

“Nobody can be like Mr. Bachchan.”

― Ram Charan

“When I was making ‘Satya’, many people said that nobody would like to watch such dirty people. But, when the film worked, the same people said it was so real that they could actually smell it!”

― Ram Gopal Varma

“Nobody should be sent indefinitely into detention; everybody should have their day in court.”

― Rand Paul

“Nobody should be too boastful or too proud about their security because there are people who have a major interest in cracking the security of networks, the security of companies.”

― Randall L. Stephenson

“Maybe I’ve lost a little, but I think everyone does over time. People have been writing that I’m getting old every year, and eventually they’re going to be right. There’s nobody in this game that’s doing the same things they once did in the peak years of their career.”

― Randy Johnson

“I remember the first Wrestlemania; I was four years old. Nobody had any idea what it would become.”

― Randy Orton

“While ‘Teachers’ may have had its following, it was on late-night Channel Four, whereas ‘EastEnders’ was seen by millions and millions of people. I certainly don’t have the cache to sell a programme like that, and certainly nobody’s coming up and asking me to.”

― Raquel Cassidy

“In school, nobody could pronounce my name. They just called me Rocky.”

― Raquel Welch

“In high school, I was on the youth advisory council for the Mayor’s Office of Los Angeles, and that was kind of my first experience in the bureaucratic system. We tried to get things done, and nobody was really interested in getting anything done.”

― Rashida Jones

“Control the public’s perception of you and nobody will care if you have any talent.”

― Rashida Jones

“Since I got involved in Telco, we first developed the first modular truck, the 407, then the 709, and now the 2213. These trucks broke away from the old face of Telco trucks. I was also just as much involved with the Safari, but nobody talks about the Safari. My involvement has been there with all Telco’s projects -somehow the car has got hyped up.”

― Ratan Tata

“If you see in all my books, I have two key intentions. One is obviously to entertain and make sure that the reader has a good reading experience. I also try to write on subjects that nobody has dealt with before to make my works different from other page turners.”

― Ravi Subramanian

“I still get a few dirty looks over the racks in the supermarket, but nobody kicks me in the shins on Water Street. I’ve made sort of a point, apart from being a social dud, not to fraternize with the people I write about.”

― Ray Guy

“I do have to pick my priorities. Nobody can do everything.”

― Ray Kurzweil

“Nobody wakes up in the morning thinking, ‘I’m a bad guy.’ They think they’re the right guy.”

― Ray Stevenson

“I think when I first realized that something interesting had happened was probably in 1994. There was a 25th anniversary of the ARPANET celebration and… somebody asked the question, ‘Where did email come from?’ I remembered that I had done this little program back in 1971. People looked back and nobody could find anything that predated it.”

― Ray Tomlinson

“Nobody engages in a film, regardless of what your job is in it, to make a bad one.”

― Rebecca Hall

“Nobody is forcing anybody who is uncomfortable with the terms of service to use Facebook. Executives point out that Internet users have choices on the Web.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“I get the impression that most Chinese entrepreneurs are so focussed on doing what they need to do to succeed in the Chinese market – which is a big enough challenge even for the established players – that nobody is thinking much about the longer run or the bigger global picture.”

― Rebecca MacKinnon

“The danger with playing someone tough is that the character can become two-dimensional and mean and nobody likes her.”

― Rebecca Mader

“Nobody is so weird others can’t identify with them.”

― Rebecca Miller

“Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth.”

― Rebecca West

“At school, nobody thought I was smart and I became smart. Nobody wanted to be my friend and then I had lots of friends.”

― Rebel Wilson

“There are so many glamorous actresses, but you know what? In the real world, nobody looks like that.”

― Rebel Wilson

“He who believes in nobody knows that he himself is not to be trusted.”

― Red Auerbach

“Most of the people I know in the film business here in New York, the moms and the dads, just take different turns working. So everybody’s a working parent, and nobody bats an eyelash at it.”

― Reed Morano

“Nobody should be surprised that Republicans vote for Republican policy. Just like Democrats vote for Democrat policy.”

― Reid Ribble

“Nigeria has its problems, nobody denies that, but there is a surge of spiritual – I would say, Christian – dynamics that are awesome.”

― Reinhard Bonnke

“Nobody should be anything, but because I once had a different profession and I’m interested in writing, I took it upon me.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“When you start at catering college, nobody prepares you for a book tour or public speaking.”

― Rene Redzepi

“This was in ’79. I got pretty restless there, sitting around with a lot of people sitting around smoking cigarettes and talking about films, but nobody really doing anything.”

― Renny Harlin

“There were a lot of people dreaming about making films, and they would finance maybe 6 films a year. Because they were funded by the government, the films sort-of had to deal with serious social issues – and, as a result, nobody went to see those films.”

― Renny Harlin

“I hang around under the radar. Nobody is bothering me for interviews.”

― Retief Goosen

“Nobody, absolutely nobody, straps a bomb on their body because they were recruited from the Internet. It takes an enormous amount of personal face-to-face contact and time in order to recruit a young person into the cause of jihad.”

― Reza Aslan

“I’m just randomly wandering around the Walt Disney studios making pew-pew sounds, trying to direct people, and nobody listens to me anymore. I’m turning into a Force ghost. It’s a strange feeling.”

― Rian Johnson

“I bleed like nobody else.”

― Ric Flair

“Nobody has wrestled everybody in the business like I have, especially not Bret Hart.”

― Ric Flair

“Nobody’s ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there’s some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway.”

― Richard Branson

“Nobody succeeds on their own. Someone has to be there to show them the way, and if you give that experience to a person on the street – a gang member, a prisoner – he might succeed. That’s how it was for me.”

― Richard Cabral

“It is not true that Trump is nobody’s fool. He is the GOP’s.”

― Richard Cohen

“Sometimes you look at the critics and say, ‘Nobody else was telling me that, but you were.’”

― Richard Cordray

“It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.”

― Richard Dawkins

“Having a weapon like that means you’re pretty much in control of events. Nobody’s going to argue with a flaming sword.”

― Richard Dormer

“Anthony Hopkins says you just keep acting. Do it all the time and eventually it will happen. He got his break, after all, by taking a role nobody else wanted. A cannibal!”

― Richard E. Grant

“If you’re doing well, you’re a target, nobody’s interested in you except how you can be of use to them.”

― Richard Grant

“Right out of the University of California I had passed the bar, but Colorado was one of those places where anybody could come and nobody would ask what your background was or how long you had been here. So I took to the place with a liking.”

― Richard Lamm

“Took me a long time to know I was a nobody from nowhere.”

― Richard Linklater

“People often think I’m a faker, but I’m usually honest, in a certain way – in such a way that often nobody believes me!”

― Richard P. Feynman

“If you keep proving stuff that others have done, getting confidence, increasing the complexities of your solutions – for the fun of it – then one day you’ll turn around and discover that nobody actually did that one!”

― Richard P. Feynman

“I got a signed document from Bullock’s saying that they had such-and-such drawings on consignment. Of course, nobody bought any of them, but otherwise, I was a big success: I had my drawings on sale at Bullock’s!”

― Richard P. Feynman

“Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, ‘But how can it be like that?’ because you will get ‘down the drain,’ into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.”

― Richard P. Feynman

“If somebody wants to sing my songs after I’m gone, nobody will be happier than my dead body.”

― Richard Rodgers

“There’s nobody more opposite from John Shaft than a kid who worships a banana as his god.”

― Richard Roundtree

“I’m delighted by how Nobody’s Fool turned out. It was a rare movie.”

― Richard Russo

“My dad had this rock hard body and would work 12- to 13-hour days. The guys he worked with were scrap-iron guys. Nobody on that road crew had read a book in 10 years, but there was something about the way they lived I really admired.”

― Richard Russo

“I want the people of New Jersey to jump off a cliff like Kurt Vonnegut so I can show them how to fly. This way, nobody needs to grow any wings, which would be impossible anyway because we’re humans and not some kind of bird.”

― Richie Sambora

“The pressures, I don’t really like to think about the pressures, I like to solve them, you know what I mean. I could sit here and complain about pressures but nobody wants to hear about pressures.”

― Rick Danko

“Johnny was great in the studio; he was there to make the music that he wanted to make. We lived right beside each other and had a rehearsal studio that was just ours, with nobody else using it, it was part of Johnny’s house, so we could rehearse every day.”

― Rick Derringer

“There was nobody at the time who was playing slide guitar like Johnny, and nobody, or no white guys at least, that was playing country blues like that on the acoustic guitar. And it was at that point that I realized what Johnny had to offer.”

― Rick Derringer

“Nobody thought I would be a great coach.”

― Rick Majerus

“Nobody wants to hear long speeches.”

― Rick Nielsen

“Whenever we tell the truth, nobody believes us. We lie, and people take it as etched-in-stone fact.”

― Rick Nielsen

“I write the story that nobody reads. Someday, I’m going to write it in German to see if anyone notices.”

― Rick Reilly

“We had 90 percent rates, but nobody paid them. And so you had all these exemptions, exclusions, shelters, all this kind of stuff. And that’s why most Americans are saying, ‘Look, let’s just be honest. Let’s have lower rates, but everybody pays them.’”

― Rick Santorum

“Nobody would think that anybody on a terror watch list should have a gun, right?”

― Rick Scott

“On the Web you have to sum up what your piece of content is in one link or nobody is going to watch it. That’s the same thing I’ve been hearing from TV executives – is we need a program that you can have on the side of a bus and someone can watch it go by and get what the show is and want to watch it.”

― Ricky Van Veen

“I like having my picture taken and being a glamorous person. Sometimes when I find myself getting impatient, I just remember the times I cried my eyes out because nobody wanted to take my picture at the Trocadero.”

― Rita Hayworth

“Cats and dogs believe politicians are like cemetery caregivers; they are on top of everyone, but nobody listens.”

― Rita Mae Brown

“I have played Polynesian. I have played an Arabian girl. I played an East Indian girl. And what was so confusing about that, which I mention in my book, is that I assumed I had to have an accent. Nobody said anything, so I made up what I call the universal ethnic accent, and they all sounded alike. It didn’t matter who I was playing.”

― Rita Moreno

“I had no role models from my own community – there was no such thing. Earlier on, there were people like Dolores Del Rio, but I was too young for that – that was before me. There was really nobody out there.”

― Rita Moreno

“I literally touched down in Kosovo and the president, prime minister and mayor were waiting for me to get off the plane. Apparently that’s unheard of. They don’t wait for nobody.”

― Rita Ora

“When I was playing in Santa Cruz or Mogi Mirim, they told me I was not the best. Nobody believed in me. The others would always be the top stars. But I did not let that get me down.”

― Rivaldo

“You fight the most with your brother. The first fight you’re going to get into is with your brother. The first fight you lose is going to be with your brother. But nobody else better try to fight your brother. Only you can fight your brother without it being a problem.”

― RJ Cyler

“The writer has to force himself to work. He has to make his own hours and if he doesn’t go to his desk at all there is nobody to scold him.”

― Roald Dahl

“Nobody gets a nervous breakdown or a heart attack from selling kerosene to gentle country folk from the back of a tanker in Somerset.”

― Roald Dahl

“The greatest thing is nobody cares that I’m fifty years old. They only care what I sound like.”

― Rob Paulsen

“You could have another downgrade. You could certainly have a stock market reaction that would be negative. And, I think nobody who looks at it objectively would want to happen.”

― Rob Portman

“I’ve made movies that nobody saw initially, and then, all the sudden, people over the years pick up on it. Like ‘Spinal Tap’ and ‘Princess Bride.’”

― Rob Reiner

“Every American wants a clean slate, but nobody wants to lose what they’ve got.”

― Rob Sheffield

“Lots of people like Seth MacFarlane. Many other people like watching the Oscars. But nobody likes both, not even Seth MacFarlane, who has no idea what the Oscars are.”

― Rob Sheffield

“At an incredibly divisive point in pop history, Donna Summer managed to create an undeniable across-the-board experience of mass pleasure – after ‘Bad Girls,’ nobody ever tried claiming disco sucked again. It set the template for what Michael Jackson would do a few months later with ‘Off The Wall.’”

― Rob Sheffield

“It was R.E.M. who showed other Eighties bands how to get away with ignoring the rules – they lived in some weird town nobody never heard of, they didn’t play power chords, they probably couldn’t even spell ‘spandex.’ All they had was songs.”

― Rob Sheffield

“You can’t patent a move. It’s challenging enough to come up with a move that nobody else does… I try and do things that I would want to see done that I haven’t seen other people do. Most wrestlers obviously don’t think that way, and instead they steal somebody’s move as soon as they’ve gone on to the next company.”

― Rob Van Dam

“My main point is to entertain in a way that is unique and different from what anybody else id doing; to apply my voice in a way that nobody else in the industry is applying theirs.”

― Rob Walton

“That and the fact that I knew that nobody was going to publish my work at Dark Horse or DC or anywhere.”

― Rob Walton

“People think I left The Band and spoiled this whole thing, and that’s not what happened. Nobody broke up The Band. Nobody ever said, ‘That’s it, we’re done.’”

― Robbie Robertson

“I can’t complain about the support I’ve been given over the years, but I don’t like it slipping away. Nobody says ‘I’d like to be a bit less successful next year, please’. Nobody on the planet wants that, and I certainly don’t.”

― Robbie Williams

“Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church.”

― Robert Anton Wilson

“Nobody mentioned this in any of the reviews, but the reason we came up with that plot for ‘Reno 911: Miami’ is because we thought it was just the stupidest title for a movie that we could think of.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“’Reno 911: Miami!’ is a terrible, terrible title, and all the reviews – good and mostly bad – nobody pointed out how stupid a title that was. But you can hardly come up with a sentence that’s more awkward.”

― Robert Ben Garant

“Don’t ever break someone’s trust. Once you do, then nobody wants to do business with you.”

― Robert Budi Hartono

“Nobody believes this, but I write very fast.”

― Robert Caro

“If nobody trusts you as president, then you can’t get anything done.”

― Robert Dallek

“The most solitary I ever felt was when I was living in New York. I used to live in Enrico Caruso’s old apartment, and I had a special staircase that took me up to the roof. There was nobody up there.”

― Robert Duvall

“Nobody was ever meant, To remember or invent, What he did with every cent.”

― Robert Frost

“Nobody could call the work of Noche Flamenca & Soledad Barrio pallid.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“There’s nobody in show business that I dislike so I wouldn’t want to get in there to hurt anybody.”

― Robert Goulet

“Anytime you get an idea, you need people to help you put it together. That is the beginning of an institution. When you create an institution, levels of authority and boundaries need to be established. If everybody owns it, nobody owns it. If everybody is responsible for it, nobody will be responsible.”

― Robert H. Schuller

“Through the ’80s, nobody cared about Johnny Cash.”

― Robert Hilburn

“Every year’s going to be a what-if. That’s the game of basketball. What if a guy turns his ankle? What if a guy gets in a car wreck coming to the arena? There are so many different aspects that could happen that nobody knows. Only the man upstairs knows.”

― Robert Horry

“Nobody is going to come into Alabama to buy lottery tickets. The only people that are going to buy them here are those that live here, and that’s just a certain percentage of people.”

― Robert J. Bentley

“There’s so much disagreement about investing, and it’s because nobody really knows.”

― Robert J. Shiller

“It was because of my deep concerns about nuclear weapons that I went to Hiroshima. And then I was astounded in Hiroshima to find that nobody had really studied it.”

― Robert Jay Lifton

“I will say that Rick will probably die before the end of the book. I’ll go ahead and put that in print. Nobody’s safe. I’ve almost killed him three times already.”

― Robert Kirkman

“French fries kill more people than guns and sharks, yet nobody’s afraid of French fries.”

― Robert Kiyosaki

“Pirate ships were built for stealth and invisibility. They filed no manifests with any agency or government. When they went missing or sunk, nobody went looking for them. They simply disappeared into the ether.”

― Robert Kurson

“The funny thing about insane people is that it is kind of the opposite of being a celebrity. Nobody envies you.”

― Robert M. Pirsig

“Nobody from the administration has officially rejected my column.”

― Robert Novak

“Nobody wants to play – I’ve talked to Brent Spiner about this. You don’t want to play a character indefinitely who’s not supposed to age.”

― Robert Picardo

“The trouble is now, with rock’n’roll and stuff, it gets so big that it loses what once upon a time was a magnificent thing, where it was special and quite elusive and occasionally a little sinister and it had its own world nobody could get in.”

― Robert Plant

“When I was a kid, nobody told me I was good-looking. I wish they had. I would’ve had a better time.”

― Robert Redford

“For ‘Jeremiah Johnson,’ nobody wanted to make that film. I went to Sydney Pollack, and I said, ‘Sydney, I live in the mountains, and I would like to make a film about a person that had to exist in the mountains and survive in the mountains.’”

― Robert Redford

“Nobody notices me. Nobody thinks I’m me. But then I look less like me than most of the people coming to our concerts.”

― Robert Smith

“Abstraction is everybody’s zero but nobody’s nought.”

― Robert Smithson

“While nobody has identified any gene for religion, there are certainly some candidate genes that may influence human personality and confer a tendency to religious feelings. Some of the genes likely to be involved are those which control levels of different chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain.”

― Robert Winston

“If more women want to be a part of the computer industry today, they have to do more to put themselves there. Nobody is keeping them out.”

― Roberta Williams

“I trained at the Lee Strasberg Institute at Tisch, which is a huge foundation for young actors. They teach you their methods and give you the sense that acting is much more tangible than most people think. I think there’s a mysticism of what acting is, in the fact that it’s this ungraspable, spur-of-the-moment thing that nobody can understand.”

― Roberto Aguire

“Nobody stands out right now. Everybody has similar styles. None of these fighters have reinvented the wheel and created a new style.”

― Roberto Duran

“I think for anybody, any family, and I know there are families out there that are going through this even now, that it is the hardest thing in the world. Nobody is ever prepared for it.”

― Robin Gibb

“Nobody will ever take Maurice’s place, and he’ll go on with us and he’ll go on our music. He’ll go on with us as the Bee Gees, and Maurice will always be with us.”

― Robin Gibb

“Nobody forced me to look any way. I just exaggerated what was already there.”

― Robin Zander

“We have a need to be religious, we need to worship, we need to build totems and shrines and icons, but nobody’s sure in honor of what.”

― Robyn Hitchcock

“There’s nobody I look up to, really.”

― Rod Stewart

“When I’m writing I just think there’s only the page and me and nobody else.”

― Roddy Doyle

“The fact that a wrestling program called ‘Raw’ could be the longest running television show in the history of television, bar nobody – nobody can now say we’re not on the map.”

― Roddy Piper

“There’s been nobody who stays in more communication and listens to veterans more than I do.”

― Rodney Frelinghuysen

“We didn’t have locks in the early 1940s because nobody got into anybody’s house, and nobody did anything wrong.”

― Roger Ailes

“Nobody wants to be in a position of defending anything Fox might do for minorities.”

― Roger Ailes

“When I was in politics, I always got accused of image-making and trying to make them something they weren’t. Truth was – and nobody ever discovered it, although I was in that business for twenty years – what I was trying to do was to get them to be themselves.”

― Roger Ailes

“Everybody was on the same page. Nobody has really gone out there on a different musical journey. When we got back together again, we all wanted to do the same kind of music.”

― Roger Andrew Taylor

“Nobody looks perfect. We have to find peace with the way we look and get on with life.”

― Roger Ebert

“Now, when I talk about Shakespeare, I can’t talk too much about Gielgud or Olivier. Because nobody knows who I’m talking about.”

― Roger Rees

“Nobody ever built a statue to a committee.”

― Roger Stone

“Nobody does our music better than us.”

― Roger Taylor

“I like to call myself a voluntaryist. That means that I think that all human interaction should be on a voluntary basis. And that nobody should be able to use force or fraud in any human interaction whatsoever.”

― Roger Ver

“I went to bed on the night of Brexit, of that vote for leaving the E.U., and I said to everyone it will be a 70/30: nobody wants to leave the E.U. I woke up on the bus in Glastonbury, and everybody had their heads in their hands. They could not believe it. I could not believe it.”

― Roisin Murphy

“Nobody makes movies bad on purpose.”

― Roland Emmerich

“I was always different from all the other kids, and I was doing things that nobody else did or seemed to have any interest in.”

― Rolf Harris

“Nobody knows my name. Nobody knows me at all, but they call me by the character of the last movie that I was in.”

― Romany Malco

“I feel nobody has limits. It’s all in your head. If you have a big dream, go after it and go get it.”

― Romeo Miller

“Don’t change for nobody.”

― Romeo Miller

“I was very lucky – it wasn’t a question of being wealthy; my father was just extremely lucky with the couple of jobs he got. So we got a chance to travel when nobody else could travel.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“There’s a lot of freedom in having nothing. You don’t have responsibility. You have nobody to answer to. But I’d rather deal without the poverty.”

― Ron Cooper

“Nobody can compare themselves to what The Beatles went through. It was wild.”

― Ron Howard

“I had the privilege of practicing medicine in the early ’60s, before we had any government. It worked rather well, and there was nobody on the street suffering with no medical care.”

― Ron Paul

“I believe very strongly – and I never brought this up as a player – but I put up, I feel, Hall of Fame numbers with diabetes. If I didn’t have diabetes – nobody realizes that, when I was diagnosed at 18, even the doctors didn’t know what to do about diabetes.”

― Ron Santo

“Nobody has a franchise on what is good.”

― Ron Silver

“Let’s face it. Nobody predicted Trump. He’s a fairytale nightmare that none of us could possibly have imagined. Shame on those 63 million who – especially those Obama voters who crossed over and voted, shame on them for putting this idiot in the White House.”

― Ron Stallworth

“If you write something the White House doesn’t like, they take you in and say, ‘If you ever write something like you did today, nobody from the White House will ever talk to you again,’”

― Ron Suskind

“There was definitely a sense that ‘The Next Generation’ was the ‘Star Trek’ stepchild that nobody liked.”

― Ronald D. Moore

“I would like to take on roles which nobody would expect. I don’t want to be reduced to love stories. I’d like to try dark, edgy roles. I need a challenge.”

― Ronan Keating

“Nobody’s easy until after you beat them.”

― Ronda Rousey

“Nobody thinks more of James Comey than James Comey.”

― Ronna McDaniel

“I don’t know who’s left to hear us. But if there are people who want the real thing, we’ve got it. My band rocks, and I plan to keep doing it ’till nobody shows up to see it anymore.”

― Ronnie Hawkins

“The common thread of my comedy shows is conflict and, I guess, the frustration of people who either argue with you or just say stuff which is blatantly incorrect, and nobody calls them out on it.”

― Ronny Chieng

“I don’t have olive skin. Nobody could tell from my skin that I’m Mediterranean. I’m quite fair, and I do burn easily.”

― Rory Bremner

“The politicians think the journalists have power, the journalists think bankers have power, bankers think lawyers have power. The truth is, nobody has power.”

― Rory Stewart

“Nobody ever talks about the mean things that girls do to each other.”

― Rosalind Wiseman

“Because sanitation has so many effects across all aspects of development – it affects education, it affects health, it affects maternal mortality and infant mortality, it affects labor – it’s all these things, so it becomes a political football. Nobody has full responsibility.”

― Rose George

“Someone asked me who I would be if I were a character in the ‘Wizard of Oz.’ I would be the curtain. I would be the one who saw both sides that nobody noticed, that was pretty and there to be used and discarded when they were done.”

― Rose McGowan

“Nobody’s the same. So, I think that people benefit in different things than others.”

― Rose Namajunas

“The thing women have yet to learn is nobody gives you power. You just take it.”

― Roseanne Barr

“You can always get better. Nobody can stop you from getting better, and nobody can stop you from trying to make something right.”

― Roseanne Barr

“I want to say that nobody accuses their parents of abusing them without justification to do that. I didn’t just make it up. A lot of things were true and abusive and horrible things that happened to me that my father did.”

― Roseanne Barr

“Nobody wanted the ‘Roseanne’ show. I heard from agents that there was no interest in a show about a fat woman and her family.”

― Roseanne Barr

“Nobody’s perfect, and to try to pretend you’re perfect is an exhausting fool’s errand.”

― Rosemary Mahoney

“At the end of the Middle Ages, nobody would ever have expected the monasteries to vanish from the scene within a generation – yet they did. Change does happen.”

― Rowan Williams

“I’d be a lot more excited about eliminating earmarks if we reduced all of the spending by whatever the earmarks used to be, but nobody’s, apparently, going to talk about doing that.”

― Roy Blunt

“’Hee Haw’ was a concept that nobody (including myself) thought would ever succeed.”

― Roy Clark

“You can’t pretend there has ever been anyone come close to doing what I did. Nobody you could name could touch me, and I’m talking about nobody who’s around now, nobody who was around in my prime, and nobody who was around any time you can mention outta your mouth.”

― Roy Jones Jr.

“I got real bored in ’96. Wasn’t nobody to fight. Nothing to look forward to. That’s when I started playing basketball again. Had I not started playing basketball, my boxing career would have failed. But I went from a sport where nobody could touch me to another where I couldn’t touch nobody.”

― Roy Jones Jr.

“I think Fedor is one of those guys who capitalizes on a lot of people’s mistakes, and nobody capitalizes on his mistakes.”

― Roy Nelson

“We’re in this business to make money, but then nobody wants to talk about how much money we’re making. That’s serious, but nobody will talk about it.”

― Roy Nelson

“I am perfectly happy to believe that nobody likes us but the public.”

― Rudolf Bing

“Look, nobody is ever exactly the same as anybody else. You’re handed the cards you are for a particular reason, so you follow that path and see where it takes you.”

― Rumer Willis

“Drag breaks the fourth wall, which is why it’s never been quite accepted, because nobody wants to be told that they are really a caricature of themself and to not take yourself too seriously.”

― RuPaul

“Right now, any opinion anyone has about whether dogs can or cannot really tell when their owner is coming home by some unknown means… nobody knows. The weight of evi dence suggests they can.”

― Rupert Sheldrake

“There’s nobody who cares more about you than you, and there’s nobody better equipped to take care of you than you.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“What is Obamacare doing? It’s destroying the only kind of plans people without insurance ever get. And nobody seems to be noticing except the people who are being canceled and then can’t find a replacement because it’s too expensive.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Nobody in a leadership level in American politics is trying to inspire the American people. Everybody needs to be goosed. The vast majority of people are not self-starters.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“Canada has an immigration policy you might want to emulate. They want more skilled and educated immigrants. In fact, that’s all they take. But, see, since nobody’s watching them, and they’re not a superpower, nobody really cares. So they are allowed to act in their best interests.”

― Rush Limbaugh

“My natural instinct after doing something shameful is not to rush into the street boasting about it but to put on dark glasses and head for the next county, hoping nobody notices I’ve been in the neighborhood.”

― Russell Baker

“Nobody does anything for one reason.”

― Russell Banks

“Someone outed me when I was 20, and I thought, ‘Well, that’s out there now…’ Nobody made a massive fuss because I wasn’t very well known.”

― Russell Tovey

“Nobody’s seen all my work. No one. No one in the world has seen all my movies. Some things just never came out… some things may still come out.”

― Rutger Hauer

“Nobody’s life is as romantic as it is in fiction.”

― Ruth Glick

“Nobody would comment on what clothes male conductors wear. Or if they kind of put on some weight or something like that, and maybe their jacket is a little bit too tight. But if that happens to me as a female, then that’s immediately pointed out.”

― Ruth Reinhardt

“In L.A., nobody is talking about football. No television stations. You see it nowhere.”

― Ruud Gullit

“R&B and all that stuff was always very spare and spontaneous. Nobody made those records under solid gold situations. It was just in and out, and you didn’t labor over the thing. I like music like that.”

― Ry Cooder

“It’s crazy to make records nobody buys. It’s just a waste of time.”

― Ry Cooder

“In the three years that nobody heard music from me, I made more music than I’ve ever made.”

― Ryan Adams

“Nobody’s perfect, but my dream gal would be intelligent. That’s really sexy to me. And kindness is also really, really important. And spontaneity – being open to whatever comes.”

― Ryan Eggold

“That’s a lonely place when you think that nobody wants to work with you, but in reality, what it is is they’re just wanting to see you get good enough to get a publishing deal or to be a professional songwriter.”

― Ryan Hurd

“You look at any industry – you’re not innovating unless people are questioning it. If you’re innovating, you’re doing something nobody’s done before, which means you’re re-writing rules, resetting boundaries, re-creating systems. And that means the traditional industry is going to question it.”

― Ryan Kavanaugh

“Nobody has a crystal ball, and part of evolving a business plan is to say, ‘I might have said we’re going left, but I see the opportunity and we’re going right.’”

― Ryan Kavanaugh

“I started off in this business in 1998, and I didn’t fit in. There was no place for me, and I always felt like an oddball. Nobody really understood my work or what I wanted to do in my references.”

― Ryan Murphy

“All the big successes of my career have been ideas that, on paper, you think, ‘Well nobody’s going to go for this because that genre is so dead.’”

― Ryan Murphy

“You know, there’s nobody where I’ve said, ‘Man, I really want that guy’s career.’ I mean, each of us has to make our own go of it.”

― Ryan Reynolds

“With iPhones, nobody has an excuse for writer’s block. If you’re at Whole Foods getting your green tea extract and you have a melody, you just drop it into your voice memo and save it for later.”

― Ryan Tedder

“Nobody works harder than Lady Gaga. Nobody. She is unbelievable. I don’t know how she sleeps, or when or if.”

― Ryan Tedder

“In modern Russia, you have no official, formal assessment of this past. Nobody in any Russian document has said that the policy of the Soviet government was criminal, that it was terrible. No one has ever said this.”

― Ryszard Kapuscinski

“I feel nobody can be against me when God is within me.”

― S. Sreesanth

“You go back to T. H. Huxley, who coined the term, what he said – and I came to believe he is right – is that agnosticism asserts not only that he himself didn’t know if there was a God or not, but that nobody could know.”

― S. T. Joshi

“Nobody’s going to give you everything on a silver tray. It’s going to be difficult.”

― Saad Hariri

“Anytime you own a small business, it’s all you. There is nobody to fall back on.”

― Sabaa Tahir

“For a number of years in England nobody had any idea what I looked like.”

― Sacha Baron Cohen

“When I was three or four, only football was in my head. I went 10 years, and nothing changed – only football, football, football. The strange thing is, nobody played football in my family before.”

― Sadio Mane

“First of all, we have infrastructure as a service, which Amazon has; we have platform as a service, which Microsoft has; we have software as a service; we have applications. Nobody has everything except us. We also have data as a service.”

― Safra A. Catz

“From a nobody, I seem to have become a celebrity of sorts overnight. I am dumbstruck and overwhelmed.”

― Sai Pallavi

“Nobody voted for me on account of my origins. People voted for me because of what I am and what I stand for.”

― Said Musa

“Charity never lacks what is her own, all that she needs for her own security. Not alone does she have it, she abounds with it. She wants this abundance for herself that she may share it with all; and she reserves enough for herself so that she disappoints nobody. For charity is perfect only when full.”

― Saint Bernard

“They planned this fair to bring business to Chicago, into the Loop. But you could have fired a cannon down state street and hit nobody, because everybody was out at the fair.”

― Sally Rand

“My accent was horrible. In Mexico, nobody says, ‘You speak English with a good accent.’ You either speak English, or you don’t: As long as you can communicate, no one cares.”

― Salma Hayek

“I said, ‘I’m going to the United States to study with Stella Adler and do movies because nobody here has done it and my passion is films.’ But I came here and I didn’t speak English, I didn’t have a green card, I didn’t know I had to have an agent, I couldn’t drive, I was dyslexic.”

― Salma Hayek

“They thought I was crazy in Mexico when I said, ‘I’m going to Hollywood.’ Nobody thought I could make it.”

― Salma Hayek

“I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn’t occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don’t like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don’t like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Hyperrealism can create an atmosphere of surrealism because nobody sees the world in such detail.”

― Salman Rushdie

“If I were dead, then nobody in England would have to fuss about the cost of my security and whether or not I merited such special treatment for so long.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Nobody wants to read a 600 page book in which the author is fabulous throughout.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Nobody sets out to make a bad film – I shouldn’t say ‘nobody.’ Some people certainly don’t care.”

― Sam Elliott

“I think I was told numerous times in the industry that nobody wants to watch a guy on a keyboard.”

― Sam Esmail

“Nobody ever asks a father how he manages to combine marriage and a career.”

― Sam Ewing

“Back in the day, you could have a crap gig, and nobody would film you. Now, everybody’s got an iPhone – you have a bad day, and it’s going on the Internet.”

― Sam Fender

“’Poundshop Kardashians’ is Newcastle on a Saturday night. Nobody wears coats – it’s all muscles and V-necks and fake tan.”

― Sam Fender

“It doesn’t matter how popular an actor you are: nobody will remember you forever.”

― Sam Neill

“I’ve worked on shows where the set was very morose and boring, kind of like nobody wanted to be there. I felt that affects the work.”

― Sam Richardson

“I have memories of films that nobody ever saw, that I was very proud of, and those are still great memories.”

― Sam Rockwell

“I’ve done so many independents for so many years. Leads that nobody’s seen.”

― Sam Rockwell

“I’ve been so spoiled in the theater, writing plays where I can just do exactly what I want and nobody messes with me.”

― Sam Shepard

“With acting, you can find a way to make it interesting for yourself, if nobody else – even on big-budget films. But you’re very much on your own.”

― Sam Shepard

“Nobody asked how you looked, just what you shot.”

― Sam Snead

“Nobody can prepare you for the loss of a parent.”

― Samantha Bond

“You never know with Punk. He is definitely somebody who does things his own way, and I think the biggest thing is that you can never count out what his next move will be. I think no one would have predicted his move to UFC – nobody would have predicted a lot of things he does – so whatever he chooses to do, he will do what feels best in the moment.”

― Samoa Joe

“Nobody shoots at Santa Claus.”

― Samuel Butler

“Nobody wins or loses a match; it’s the team that wins or loses. You have to be looking to contribute towards the team goal.”

― Samuel Eto’o

“If people don’t want to go to the picture, nobody can stop them.”

― Samuel Goldwyn

“Nobody can write the life of a man but those who have eat and drunk and lived in social intercourse with him.”

― Samuel Johnson

“He who praises everybody, praises nobody.”

― Samuel Johnson

“Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.”

― Samuel Ullman

“Nobody can make me cry in public. I’ll punch them first before they make my mascara smear.”

― Sandra Bullock

“I’ve made mistakes, and I know why I made them, but I made that choice. Nobody’s ever made a choice for me.”

― Sandra Bullock

“Nobody makes bouillabaisse from scratch. It’s all a bunch of malarkey. Even the restaurants buy a commercial-grade product. I had a very famous chef tell me that.”

― Sandra Lee

“All the jobs I’ve gotten in the last two years are because directors have seen the work I’ve done – indie films, plays, short student films, TV – since I moved to the states in 1996. I mean, I have an entire career in Canada that nobody has seen.”

― Sandra Oh

“I’m a journalist, so my friends are journalists: magazines, newspapers, even public radio. Nobody had their kids in public school.”

― Sandra Tsing Loh

“Nobody ever thinks a song is about them. Well, not when it’s mean. When it’s a good song everybody thinks it’s about them. And when it’s mean, nobody thinks it’s about them.”

― Sara Bareilles

“I wasn’t Britney Spears or Jessica Simpson. I wasn’t Tori Amos or Norah Jones. Nobody knew what to do with me.”

― Sara Bareilles

“I’m famously secretive about my work. Nobody reads my books till they’re finished.”

― Sarah Dessen

“Diana was one of the quickest wits I knew; nobody made me laugh like her.”

― Sarah Ferguson

“If he could go back, choose another career, my father would have liked to have been an environmentalist of some kind, which is why he’d really like to be remembered for something almost nobody knows he did: naming Earth Day. It agitated him to look up Earth Day on Wikipedia recently and not see his name anywhere. So a few days ago, I added it.”

― Sarah Koenig

“The thing about Buffy and Spike is they understand each other on a level that nobody else understands her.”

― Sarah Michelle Gellar

“Once, I started cheering for the wrong team. I was hot, and I heard ‘Touchdown!’ and I started doing high kicks, and I looked around and nobody else was cheering.”

― Sarah Shahi

“I loved that these two guys argued with each other as if movies actually mattered. Nobody I knew talked about movies that way, but Siskel and Ebert took each movie as it came and talked about whether it was a success on its own terms.”

― Sarah Vowell

“Needless to say, nobody is born an avid gamer.”

― Satoru Iwata

“We wanted people to remember the name as soon as they heard it. When people become so accustomed to the Wii name, nobody is going to say it’s a strange name, just like nobody is going to say that Google is a strange name or IKEA is a strange name today.”

― Satoru Iwata

“In 1978, I entered the Tokyo Institute of Technology. I would have loved to study videogame programming, but nobody was teaching it then. So I went to classes on engineering and early computer science.”

― Satoru Iwata

“The question is: How are you able to organize your information, your tasks, and get stuff done spanning those different roles? Nobody lives in isolation.”

― Satya Nadella

“Nobody really expects a Nobel Prize call.”

― Saul Perlmutter

“The L.A. rap scene is popping again because rappers stopped saying ‘West Coast.’ Nobody says that anymore. Fans of L.A. music were reaching and saying, ‘This is West Coast music,’ because nobody else liked it.”

― Schoolboy Q

“The guy that picked me up at the airport in 1985 when I was out in L.A. for my first audition was selling a script. I was a nobody coming off a plane to read for a new show.”

― Scott Bakula

“I’ve always been a true believer that if men had babies, nobody would be trying to tell them what they can and can’t do with their bodies.”

― Scott Ian

“Nobody gets into a band and thinks they’re going to have a 30-year career.”

― Scott Ian

“I knew I didn’t have the right name for a singer. Having a name that nobody could pronounce was hardly an asset.”

― Scott McKenzie

“I was a Christian in Creed, but nobody ever asked me.”

― Scott Stapp

“Nobody is going to just come and give you money unless you’ve proven yourself, especially if you’re doing something that is unconventional or unorthodox and outside the way the industry thinks.”

― Sean Baker

“I wouldn’t abandon nobody. I would be lying if I said I was just talking to everybody.”

― Sean Combs

“Nobody makes me laugh.”

― Sean Hayes

“Each individual human being has a lot of stuff that nobody knows about. Nobody knows what anybody else is going through at any point in their lives.”

― Sean Hayes

“Nobody owes anything to anybody. You are your authentic self to whom and when you choose to be, and if you don’t know somebody, then why would you explain to them how you live your life?”

― Sean Hayes

“Nobody is exempt from being respectful to the business and paying homage to the guys drawing money. We all have done it. Steve Austin did it; The Rock did it.”

― Sean Waltman

“Nobody wants a fat lead singer.”

― Sebastian Bach

“Nobody has the right – even a Muslim – to talk for all Muslims.”

― Sebastian Gorka

“Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline. It’s really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition.”

― Sebastian Thrun

“Nobody really knows everything, and they can only assume.”

― Selena Gomez

“I didn’t want to find out the reality that if I wanted my dream, I had to lose weight. That’s a crushing dream for anybody… to change yourself to get your dream. Nobody should have to do that.”

― Serinda Swan

“When I started out in the eighties, the idea of creating serious comics for adults was pretty laughable to most folks, and for the longest time it was hard to even explain what alternative comics or graphic novels were. Nobody seemed to understand or care. Not so, any longer.”

― Seth

“Sure, nobody will make a fortune if we figure out why the Big Bang happened. But just about everyone would like to know.”

― Seth Shostak

“I’ve never been one that really won with major-name collaborators. You take, for instance, ‘Angel’ with Rayvon. ‘It Wasn’t Me’ was with Rikrok. Nobody knew who those guys were.”

― Shaggy

“When I was doing dancehalls, nobody was doing well in dancehalls. Dancehalls was not mainstream music that was blazing charts and knocking down barriers. This was an underground phenom.”

― Shaggy

“Nobody in the Indian subcontinent has suffered or struggled more than Kashmiris.”

― Shahid Afridi

“Nobody is a born captain. He learns with time.”

― Shahid Afridi

“Nobody cares about ’60 Minutes.’ Everybody cares about the Jaguars. Isn’t that amazing?”

― Shahid Khan

“I didn’t expect babies to need so many diapers. Nobody told me they needed to be changed so often.”

― Shakira

“At the age of eight, I discovered that I could write songs. My dad used to take them to the notary and register them so that nobody could steal them from me.”

― Shakira

“The thing is, my dad’s always been more of a bookworm; he was interested in more intellectual pursuits, but nobody can escape the passion that football stirs.”

― Shakira

“Always I was dreaming of a record contract. From 10 to 13, it was all I could think of. I worked hard for this dream. Nobody could say I didn’t try.”

― Shakira

“Brazil is a country I hold very dearly. I’ve got followers there who I’ve been interacting with for years, as well as fellow artists like Ivete Sangalo, and it also has huge figures like Pele. I’d love to go to that World Cup – I’m not sure in what capacity, but I’ll definitely be there. I know that nobody wants to miss it, least of all me.”

― Shakira

“Nobody responds to being made to feel judged.”

― Shalom Harlow

“I was morbidly obese. It was a way for me to create a shell around me so that nobody would look at me.”

― Shane Dawson

“Nobody wants to see arm bars or cross-body blocks anymore.”

― Shane Douglas

“Because I could take this as an opportunity to create something that I pretty much guarantee nobody else was going to create in film.”

― Shane West

“This is a free country, and nobody should be criticized for their political beliefs. We’re all allowed to have our opinions.”

― Shannen Doherty

“I have never had anything done. I’ve been asked if I had breast implants. Whether I did or not, it’s nobody’s business but my own.”

― Shannen Doherty

“The thing that my father was absolutely brilliant at doing was being Bruce Lee. Nobody was able to do what he did or be like he was.”

― Shannon Lee

“At some point in time, we’re going to have to stop addressing the kneeling, and we’re going to have to start addressing what led Colin Kaepernick to kneel. That’s the issue that nobody wants to talk about.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“We have never, ever, in the history of football seen a guy that possesses what Aaron Rodgers possesses. Nobody, no quarterback in history, has the touch, the accuracy, the ability to throw the ball moving left or right, throw the ball from the pocket, throw the ball from different plains.”

― Shannon Sharpe

“It’s become like an urban myth. I don’t know her. I don’t know anybody she knows. I was standing there at the party by myself for an hour and then I left. Once I got those auditions, I worked really hard. Nobody did me any favors.”

― Shannyn Sossamon

“Nobody was ever going to tell me that I didn’t belong on a football field. And nobody was ever going to tell me that I couldn’t be great.”

― Shaquem Griffin

“Me shooting 40% at the foul line is just God’s way to say nobody’s perfect.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“Nobody’s going to tell me how to be different, so stop asking me. Stop asking me what two-plus-two is. Everybody knows two-plus-two is five.”

― Shaquille O’Neal

“Nobody took me too seriously but I was grown up even as a baby.”

― Sharon Stone

“The most fun I ever had on a movie was working with Albert Brooks. He’s the caviar of comedy. I mean, nobody’s funnier; nobody is smarter than Albert Brooks.”

― Sharon Stone

“Nobody has ever built a reliable peer-to-peer service, where people can really access all the music they want in one location,… Once I got it into my head, I couldn’t imagine the media space without one.”

― Shawn Fanning

“Look at something like boxing. People know that some fights are fixed, but nobody looks at a boxing match and automatically assumes it’s fake.”

― Shayna Baszler

“Nobody wants to pay higher taxes. But do you want your kids to get a good education? You have to pay for that. Do you want Medicare for senior citizens? I do. We have to pay for it.”

― Shelley Berkley

“I love to eat. I’m from New Orleans. I eat like nobody’s business. So to find a workout that I actually look forward to is a lifesaver.”

― Shelley Hennig

“We are the ones out there competing, and yet we read articles and listen to people making accusations about Jamaica, and there’s nobody there to take a microphone, be a big person and say, ‘What you’re saying is wrong, and it’s a lie.’”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“When I came here in 2008, nobody knew who I was. I didn’t know who I was. I was just enjoying the moment and I won. So, now, coming back being the person I am with all the accomplishments, it kind of puts things in perspective.”

― Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

“I still have shy qualities but nobody would believe that, just because we’re in the forefront and I can talk a lot of mess and I can run my mouth.”

― Shemar Moore

“Kim Kardashian is a major player coming off of a reality show, and nobody can turn a blind eye to what she’s accomplished, no matter how you see her.”

― Shemar Moore

“In the middle of the night, when you’re ambiguously ethnic, like me, when you’re brown, beige, mauve, siena, one of those lighter browns in the Crayola box. You have to be careful of the cops and robbers, because nobody’s quite sure what you are, but everybody has assumptions.”

― Sherman Alexie

“Sixty percent of all Indians live in urban areas, but nobody’s writing about them. They’re really an underrepresented population, and the ironic thing is very, very few of those we call Native American writers actually grew up on reservations, and yet most of their work is about reservations.”

― Sherman Alexie

“People can get certain good things out of fame, but until it killed a princess nobody ever talked about how bad it can be.”

― Sherry Stringfield

“I own all the characters I created, thanks to the Writers Guild, so nobody can do anything without me. The way it works is: If the copyright owners instigate a project, like the movie, then I get a fee as creator. If I instigate a project, like the musical, I pay a percentage to the copyright owners.”

― Sherwood Schwartz

“I remember specifically, in the summer of 2002, the rate of women infected with HIV/AIDS was beginning to match the rate of men, and nobody was talking about it. It was as if it was on nobody else’s radar. I had made up my mind to do something about it.”

― Sheryl Lee Ralph

“Clubs are so lame. Nobody even dances at these clubs. They stand around and get drunk and they schmooze. There is no enjoyment factor.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“Nobody strives to lose.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“Nobody makes movies like Oliver Stone.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I had done 25 motion pictures prior to The Partridge Family and nobody knew my name.”

― Shirley Jones

“Humans all want to beat the clock but nobody ever does.”

― Shirley Manson

“I’m not too proud of the movies I made as a grownup except for ‘That Hagen Girl’, which nobody remembers but which gave me a chance to act.”

― Shirley Temple

“What I found fascinating for me was, I’ve never gotten so much approval and accolades and warmth and congratulations as when I had a guy on my arm that people thought I was going to marry. It was amazing. I mean, nobody congratulated me that hard when I had my three children.”

― Shonda Rhimes

“At the end of the day, nobody will do any favour to my dad by watching his daughter’s film.”

― Shruti Haasan

“I don’t go to shows because I just want to listen to the music performed live. I want to get to know the person who’s performing it. Or I want to, like, take away a sense that I had an experience that nobody else is going to have again, or a unique experience for that moment.”

― Sia

“I’d had a relationship with a woman when I was 20, but nobody cared then. As it came out at the same time as my fame, I started to have panic attacks.”

― Sia

“I did my first interview in 1995 and was asked about my private life. I said, ‘Why would I tell you? I don’t see the logic in anyone knowing that about me. For whose sake? Nobody wins.’”

― Sidse Babett Knudsen

“I don’t tend to get cast in the theatre much. People assume I come with all this baggage. But they do cast me in films. In films, I’m a nobody.”

― Simon McBurney

“Nobody has Francis Bacon on their walls in their house – or very few people – but sometimes people listen to Beethoven as though it was background and a comfort, and I think that is very dangerous.”

― Simon Rattle

“Nobody minded what you did in bed or what you said about God, a very civilized attitude in 1948.”

― Simon Raven

“Force is as pitiless to the man who possesses it, or thinks he does, as it is to its victims; the second it crushes, the first it intoxicates. The truth is, nobody really possesses it.”

― Simone Weil

“I would be an activist but never a politician. As an activist, nobody owns you.”

― Sinbad

“Nobody gets between me and my microphone.”

― Sinead O’Connor

“Bananarama were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press.”

― Siobhan Fahey

“I follow politics in a big way, and always have since I was a kid. I’ve got opinions, but they’re opinions on both sides – not just anti-Republican, which is a real popular thing for a rap artist to do. If you dis Republicans, nobody will get mad. I think the two-party system sucks. It’s absolutely ignorant.”

― Sir Mix-a-Lot

“Nobody knows what either sleep or waking consciousness is, even though these two have long been seen as the two sides of being: part of life’s unvarying diurnal rhythm.”

― Siri Hustvedt

“That was the magical thing about the Seventies: artists ruled. Because films were relatively low-budget, nobody cared. We could just go off and work.”

― Sissy Spacek

“Adapt to yourself, bro. What I wanna say is don’t let nobody tell you that you should stay in your lane, bro.”

― Ski Mask the Slump God

“There’s really nobody who taught me how to dress.”

― Ski Mask the Slump God

“Nobody thought about having more money than you could ever spend.”

― Slick Rick

“When I’m looking for something, I say, ‘Man that’s ugly – nobody would want to rock that.’ Then I grab it and I put it on.”

― Slim Jimmy

“You gotta do a lot more than rap. Rap is not just rap. If you don’t have an image, you’re not capturing nobody’s attention.”

― Smokepurpp

“I love everybody. I don’t have beef with nobody, so I’m good.”

― Smokepurpp

“Nobody asks a working man who looks after his children; it’s always the woman who is asked.”

― Smriti Irani

“Luckily, I’ve had a very good working rapport will all my co-stars. Nobody has complained about me. No one’s ever said they don’t want to work with me.”

― Sonakshi Sinha

“I think I’ve been pretty private as a person. Nobody really knows me.”

― Sonali Bendre

“I love Italian fashion – the sense of style that Italians have as part of their DNA. Nobody is like them.”

― Sonam Kapoor

“To be honest, nobody was running after me with roles, so there also came a time when I did neglect the acting side and was keen on directing and pursuing that. People got this impression, ‘She’s directing, not acting,’ stuff like that.”

― Soni Razdan

“Those who belong to the film families may have a certain advantage, but nobody can keep you in this business if you don’t deserve it.”

― Soni Razdan

“The entertainment industry is always targeted at young people. Understandably so, as they are the key consumers. The young are the ones who are falling in love, starting out in life; older people aren’t. Nobody thinks, ‘Now I’m going to write a film about an older person.’”

― Soni Razdan

“We can bring to characters dark and bright sides that nobody even dreams about.”

― Sonia Braga

“I think I was more just not comfortable with saying it. I was also in denial. I was like, ‘I’m not gay, am I?’ Cause I think, also the fact that I didn’t fit the stereotypical mold of what a lesbian is supposed to be or act, I was just this girl that nobody would have expected.”

― Sonya Deville

“Nobody has ever written as many enjoyable, fun-to-read crime novels as Agatha Christie. It’s all about the storytelling and the pleasure of the reader. She doesn’t want to be deep or highbrow.”

― Sophie Hannah

“At some point, when I finished school in Zurich, I suddenly realised that I was nobody. I couldn’t find a shape. Everything I was had been invented. Initially, I took it to be a fundamental conflict. But today I find pleasure in accepting that this thing called ‘identity’ is the true invention. There’s no way that it really exists.”

― Sophie Hunger

“But the privileges that one has enjoyed and exploited can sometimes turn against you: nobody thinks of you as a director, you are always an actress.”

― Sophie Marceau

“I never predict freight rates; nobody can do that.”

― Soren Skou

“Any captain will take some time to settle down. Nobody is an outstanding leader straightaway.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“I think nobody has the right to talk about Sachin Tendulkar’s game. It’s just a phenomenon.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“On Edens Gardens pitch, nobody bowls well.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“There is nobody called Test bowler, one day bowler or T20 bowler. It just how you adapt and make a difference to your own game.”

― Sourav Ganguly

“If I can make one generalised statement, and generalised statements are never entirely true, nobody wants to be talked down to, kids included.”

― Spike Jonze

“There are a lot of movies made for nobody.”

― Stan Brakhage

“Bass players are always the intellectual kind, but nobody knows it.”

― Stanley Clarke

“Usually if nobody hates a piece, nobody loves it, either; and a magazine which sets itself the goal of provoking thought is not doing its job if everybody agrees with what it does.”

― Stanley Schmidt

“The movie industry used to be completely accessible. We all knew people in it, and nobody made a big fuss.”

― Stefanie Powers

“You haven’t been on tape, nobody sees what you can do, nobody sees how you play, so they don’t have anything to watch.”

― Stefon Diggs

“I don’t want to offend nobody, and I don’t rub anybody the wrong way. That’s a part of growing up.”

― Stefon Diggs

“It bothers me when nobody is criticizing me, because then I am not doing something.”

― Stephen A. Smith

“Nobody wants a judge to be subject to the political whim of the moment.”

― Stephen Breyer

“It’s a pity that nobody has found an exploding black hole. If they had, I would have won a Nobel prize.”

― Stephen Hawking

“I was thinking about what would it be, what would the characters be like, and it just suddenly dawned on me that, hey, nobody is doing an underseas show. So I started drawing these weird invertebrate animals, various characters like crawfish and starfish and squids and sponge.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“But I’m going to play with the same passion and desire every night, and nobody’s going to change that. Not referees. Nobody.”

― Stephen Jackson

“Donald Trump is fighting for working people, and he’s fighting to restore the borders around this country that are the essential ingredient for national sovereignty and national success in a way that nobody has who has held that office not only in my lifetime but, frankly, in the history of this country.”

― Stephen Miller

“Nobody sells records any more, and the only way you can actually do anything is to go out and play live.”

― Stephen Morris

“Hyperbole has been part of elections since the days of John Adams, and there’s nobody better than Joe Biden to give us a little hyperbole, as we all know.”

― Stephen Pagliuca

“I give everybody respect. There’s nobody in the NBA who I disrespect because on any given night, you’re liable to get lit up.”

― Stephon Marbury

“In my mind, I’m still this kid from St. Louis, Missouri, that nobody really knows.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“I’ve always been of the mind that what’s mine is mine, and nobody can take it away from me. So when it comes, great. When it goes, great.”

― Sterling K. Brown

“I’ve been in basketball a long time, and nobody is more of a competitor than I am.”

― Steve Alford

“Apple is a failure because they missed social? Nobody would say that, because they are having great success.”

― Steve Ballmer

“Nobody should have to be a systems integrator to make a convergence network work in their home.”

― Steve Case

“Nobody is going to invest in the Italian banks unless they trust their balance sheets.”

― Steve Eisman

“Who wants a stylus. You have to get em and put em away, and you lose em. Yuck. Nobody wants a stylus.”

― Steve Jobs

“When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back.”

― Steve Jobs

“Throughout my years in business, I discovered something. I would always ask why you do things. The answers that I would invariably get are: ‘Oh, that’s just the way things are done around here.’ Nobody knows why they do what they do. Nobody thinks very deeply about things in business.”

― Steve Jobs

“Nobody’s ever really dead on ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Steve Kazee

“Nobody was playing the soprano saxophone and certainly nobody was trying to do anything with it. So I was all alone. I didn’t know that at first.”

― Steve Lacy

“There’s nobody like us in rock history. I’m not saying we’re the greatest band in the world – that would be ridiculous.”

― Steve Lukather

“Nobody loves everybody.”

― Steve Lukather

“People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses – that’s what it’s about.”

― Steve Marriott

“It’s commonly said that if slaughterhouses had clear glass walls, nobody would eat meat. I think people go out of their way to remain ignorant about how factory farm animals are treated.”

― Steve-O

“Nobody likes tainted victories.”

― Steve Prefontaine

“There are a lot of people in the Rust Belt who felt like, ‘Nobody’s concerned about me, and my shot at the American dream is going away.’ We need to restore that.”

― Steve Scalise

“We want to say nobody should lose their health care.”

― Steve Scalise

“When the Internet first came, I thought it was just the beacon of freedom. People could communicate with anyone, anywhere, and nobody could stop it.”

― Steve Wozniak

“Nobody likes being around poor people, especially poor people.”

― Steve Wynn

“In London, nobody comments on what you wear – they think that’s not important to you or your state of well-being.”

― Steven Berkoff

“At Rochester, I came with the same emotions as many of the entering freshman: everything was new, exciting and a bit overwhelming, but at least nobody had heard of my brothers and cousins.”

― Steven Chu

“We all get swept up in the hype machine. Nobody is immune to that.”

― Steven Cojocaru

“Country music is just country. It’s going to shift around a little bit, doing some different instrumentations, different production styles. But it will always come back to what you heard at the Opry. Nobody wants it to change.”

― Steven Curtis Chapman

“Right now the producers of ‘Modern Family’ have no idea how many people watch our show each week on all platforms, and nobody seems to want to tell us. If a disproportionate number of any show’s viewers watch in alternative ways, then, under the current system, that show may not appear to be as strong as it actually is.”

― Steven Levitan

“I know this is going to sound very self-serving, and I apologize for it, but if you can write comedy, you can pretty much write anything, because it’s the hardest. It’s the most technically demanding, the most precisely evaluated form of writing. People know if it works or not. There’s a big button marked ‘fail,’ and that’s when nobody laughs.”

― Steven Moffat

“There were so many odd, strange things about Abraham Lincoln that I think nobody knew how to pigeonhole him.”

― Steven Spielberg

“If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments.”

― Steven Wright

“I’ve always had to conquer fear when I’m on stage. Basically, I was and still am a very shy person. It’s absolutely in conflict with what I do. But once I deliver the first joke I’m okay. It’s like I’m out there all by myself just delivering my lines to nobody in particular without ever trying to notice the audience in front of me.”

― Steven Wright

“If you tell a joke in the forest, but nobody laughs, was it a joke?”

― Steven Wright

“Well, you go to Holland and everybody’s on a bike – nobody would think to have a car.”

― Stone Gossard

“I always love to quote Albert Einstein because nobody dares contradict him.”

― Studs Terkel

“Atlantic has been great to me. They didn’t flinch when I told them I was self-producing, and nobody was popping their head in the studio.”

― Sturgill Simpson

“As far as the opposition to Jayalalitha was concerned, it was that she was misusing authority for personal corruption, denying people their liberties, attacking the opposition with violence, and there was nobody who could challenge her.”

― Subramanian Swamy

“I just need to focus on myself. I think nobody should focus on others, whether they actually have a problem with Chinese swimming or not.”

― Sun Yang

“When I started acting, I hoped I could make some kind of positive contribution to this world. When I get a letter from some kid in Nebraska saying that, prior to Han, nobody wanted to be his friend because Asians weren’t cool if they weren’t into martial arts – Now he’s accepted and recognized as a human being. That’s pretty awesome, right?”

― Sung Kang

“Every reader re-creates a novel – in their own imagination, anyway. It’s only entirely the writer’s when nobody else has read it.”

― Susan Hill

“I was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award 19 times before I won. The first nine years, I heard someone else’s name called; after that – I think it was a protective thing – I didn’t hear whose name was called, but nobody was making eye contact with me, so I knew that it wasn’t mine.”

― Susan Lucci

“During my time, fortunately or unfortunately, I had no idea what Miss Universe was supposed to be like because nobody from India had won the title before me.”

― Sushmita Sen

“Nobody thought the Soviet Union would collapse; it was a shock for everyone.”

― Svetlana Alexievich

“Nobody can be so amusingly arrogant as a young man who has just discovered an old idea and thinks it is his own.”

― Sydney J. Harris

“Nobody is gonna love you like you. You’re gonna be your best salesman.”

― T.I.

“I’m an ‘in the shower’ or ‘in the booth’ kind of singer. I can sing, but I need either nobody to be able to hear me, or for me to be able to redo it.”

― T.I.

“I’m so absolutely pro-Denver. I wrote a fake hip-hop song about Denver. I’ve been claiming Denver. Part of the joke of the song is nobody was really claiming Denver – no rappers, no comedians.”

― T. J. Miller

“They can sonically sound like me, but nobody’s ever gonna be able to write songs like T-Pain. There’s only one of those.”

― T-Pain

“I’ve got a song on every album, two songs as a matter of fact on every album without Auto-Tune, and that’s the song that nobody talks about. It’s weird.”

― T-Pain

“Nobody is going to keep giving me chances even after two-three of my films don’t do well.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Ain’t nobody making music to not be heard and the easiest way to be heard is to be on the radio, but you should never compromise who you are, your values or your morals.”

― Talib Kweli

“Nobody can be exactly like me. Even I have trouble doing it.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“Nobody can be exactly me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.”

― Tallulah Bankhead

“Nobody needs an abundance of plaid.”

― Tan France

“Nobody wants to see an engagement photo with you in your ratty jeans and t-shirt. Go for layers, and you’re always going to look like you made more of an effort.”

― Tan France

“Nobody can take you out of something, especially if you’re the one who started it.”

― Tarana Burke

“Now, they hold the World Cup every year, so it’s like any Super Series. It’s boring. To me, it’s very boring. I think the players will always attend the World Cup. But for the fans, and also for most players, the Olympics and Asian Games will become more important. Nobody will look forward to the World Cup with anticipation.”

― Taufik Hidayat

“Nobody’s ever wanted to start a fight. I stay away from all that stuff.”

― Taylor Lautner

“When I was in ‘Kinky Boots,’ nobody really cared what shape I was in, and so I remember, like, fans would send me cookies to the theater, and I would be like, ‘Okay, I guess I’ll have another cookie!’”

― Taylor Louderman

“I was from a small town, and nobody really expects you to leave, especially before you graduate. That doesn’t happen.”

― Taylor Swift

“When I’m 40 and nobody wants to see me in a sparkly dress anymore, I’ll be like: ‘Cool, I’ll just go in the studio and write songs for kids.’”

― Taylor Swift

“What I found out is, I need complete autonomy. I can’t have nobody looking over my shoulder saying I can’t say this or that.”

― Tech N9ne

“Nobody cares what any politician in Washington says.”

― Ted Cruz

“I am suspicious of writers who say their work is original and influenced by nobody. If it is, it is probably uninteresting. The biggest source of novels is other novels.”

― Teju Cole

“Nobody who is a Penn & Teller fan thinks of us first and foremost as magicians, but as a comedy team.”

― Teller

“My agents have me in the Actors’ Protection Program. It seems to be working very well. Nobody can find me.”

― Teri Garr

“My parents are really well intended, and I think their way of dealing with things is denial and guilt. Nobody wanted to talk about it. But all I did was blame myself.”

― Teri Hatcher

“No matter the circumstances are that you lose someone, nobody’s truly prepared. Steve’s accident was so unexpected – it was extremely challenging.”

― Terri Irwin

“When I started in the business, there was a thing called adult fantasy, but nobody quite knew what it was, and most publishers didn’t have an adult fantasy list. They had science fiction lists, which they stuck a little bit of fantasy into.”

― Terri Windling

“The only thing I want to sponsor is cancer, and cancer can be beaten. Not any other product. And I hope nobody tries to use me, because I won’t let them.”

― Terry Fox

“If there’s a pro-Canadian, or someone who’s a real proud Canadian, I am. Nobody in Canada would want a united Canada more than me.”

― Terry Fox

“In Boston I got to a point where I thought I was putting out fires more than being a baseball coach. And some of it was my fault. I was getting stubborn. My fuse was a little shorter than it needed to be. And that helps nobody.”

― Terry Francona

“There’s no advice for when you’re out of money, and there’s none coming in, and nobody’s going to give you any.”

― Terry O’Quinn

“I ain’t got no bad blood with nobody.”

― Terry Rozier

“In the early days of jazz, it was ensemble music: everybody playing all together. Nobody really stood out.”

― Terry Teachout

“Charles Ives was writing radically innovative music, but nobody performed it, and nobody knew about it.”

― Terry Teachout

“No translation can possibly be perfect. Every production and every performance is a different path up the mountain, and nobody ever makes it all the way to the summit.”

― Terry Teachout

“Nobody reads a reference book to be amused, much less charmed.”

― Terry Teachout

“Nobody really knows what they look like. The mirror shows you only what you want to see.”

― Terry Wogan

“Just as the England football manager starts with bells and flags and balloons and ends up reviled, so do prime ministers. Tony Blair – is there anyone more despised now? Gordon Brown – all right, nobody voted for him but, you know… just think of any of them. Margaret Thatcher. John Major. Steve McLaren. Fabio Capello.”

― Terry Wogan

“All of us are private to ourselves. Nobody ever really knows anybody else. Everybody in the world keeps something to themselves.”

― Terry Wogan

“Years ago, I was a nobody. Now, I am a face recognized almost across the world.”

― The Great Khali

“Nobody has a scientific formula to being the most over superstar in all of WWE.”

― The Miz

“I think when you come from a reality show, nobody really respects you from the movie industry or from the WWE industry.”

― The Miz

“I hold grudges, but I can’t hate nobody; that’s not my nature.”

― The Notorious B.I.G.

“I can’t never stop nobody, can’t knock nobody hustle.”

― The Notorious B.I.G.

“’House of Balloons’ was special because I had no deadlines, and nobody knew me, so there were no expectations. Spent a year making it perfect. Every song had at least, like, 7 different versions to them before picking the right one.”

― The Weeknd

“Nobody ever invented a polite word for a killing yet.”

― Thelma Ritter

“Have you considered that if you don’t make waves, nobody including yourself will know that you are alive?”

― Theodore Isaac Rubin

“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

“There are people who have tremendously important things to say, but they say it so poorly that nobody would ever want to read it.”

― Theodore Sturgeon

“When a reporter sits down at the typewriter, he’s nobody’s friend.”

― Theodore White

“I’d get into a room and disappear into the woodwork. Now the rooms are so crowded with reporters getting behind-the-scenes stories that nobody can get behind-the-scenes stories.”

― Theodore White

“Everyone pays lip service to this whole idea of doing more new plays, and nobody ever does it.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“It’s so funny, I’m always stealing from Moliere, and nobody ever notices. I steal from him willy-nilly.”

― Theresa Rebeck

“Nobody is guaranteed to be a starter; thinking that would be a mistake.”

― Thibaut Courtois

“I’m often called an old-fashioned modernist. But the modernists had the absurd idea that architecture could heal the world. That’s impossible. And today nobody expects architects to have these grand visions any more.”

― Thom Mayne

“I knew I was born at the North but hoped nobody would find it out. I looked upon the misfortune as something so shrouded by time and distance that maybe nobody remembered it.”

― Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“Nobody will laugh long who deals much with opium: its pleasures even are of a grave and solemn complexion.”

― Thomas de Quincey

“When you take somebody’s quote out of context, which happens all the time, nobody’s ever going to go and do the research on their own and figure out that you got it wrong.”

― Thomas Frank

“Nobody in Hollywood ever sets out to make a bad movie ever but about 99% of the time, that’s what happens.”

― Thomas Lennon

“There’s a view of Montana writing that seems stage-managed by the Chamber of Commerce – it’s all about writers like A. B. Guthrie and Ivan Doig. It used to bother me that nobody had a scene where somebody was delivering a pizza.”

― Thomas McGuane

“There is no battle space the U.S. Military cannot access. They said we couldn’t do Afghanistan. We did it with ease. They said we couldn’t do Iraq. We did it with 150 combat casualties in six weeks. We did it so fast we weren’t prepared for their collapse. There is nobody we can’t take down. The question is, what do you do with the power?”

― Thomas P.M. Barnett

“Contrary to what many writers imply about the process, nobody forces a writer to sell his work to the film industry.”

― Thomas Perry

“The stunning thing about the world as it is, is that we have a tremendously large problem in it: namely, one-third of all human deaths, 80-million every year from poverty-related causes, trivial diseases and so on, and stunningly, nobody is really paying attention to it.”

― Thomas Pogge

“Who wants to lose or sell a player? Nobody does.”

― Thomas Tuchel

“There’s nobody in the world that knows me better than my sister.”

― Tia Mowry

“Nobody is working for Marvel who isn’t a super-fan. And it’s run by the biggest super-fan of them all.”

― Tilda Swinton

“I can’t help teasing people. That’s the way that I am, and I hope that nobody takes it too personally.”

― Tim Daly

“There tends to be this hierarchy of film and television, and theater is somewhere else in its own milieu. However, as actors, yes, we love to do theater because it’s our story. Nobody can edit it, the curtain goes up, and it’s ours for two hours or three, or whatever. And we tell it.”

― Tim DeKay

“If you want to be pro, you have to hold yourself accountable. It’s about what you do when nobody’s looking.”

― Tim Hardaway Jr.

“I didn’t like how my NBA career ended because I wanted to go out on my own terms. But nobody tried to believe in me, that I could go back and play. I can still play at 39.”

― Tim Hardaway

“Nobody hates hipsters more than hipsters.”

― Tim Heidecker

“I love the idea of what America is. America is a bunch of people that do these incredible, thankless, selfless jobs that nobody really knows about that makes that American dream possible.”

― Tim Kennedy

“Vice president is the bridesmaid, and nobody cares about you. Nobody wants you. You’re just in the way. You’re there to play a subsidiary role. You’re like the middle child or the poor relation.”

― Tim Matheson

“When you’re the president, there’s tremendous respect, and everybody goes out of their way respecting you and honoring you… it can be a trap. Nobody says ‘Boo’ to you, and nobody tells you you’re wrong, hardly, if you have the wrong people around you.”

― Tim Matheson

“Ninety percent of the time, you’re going to hear no. It took me seven years to make ‘Once Upon a Time… When We Were Colored.’ Nobody wanted to see the movie made. I got the movie made.”

― Tim Reid

“In the world of musical theatre, if everyone says it’s a good idea, you wonder why nobody has done it before.”

― Tim Rice

“I don’t have beef with nobody.”

― Timbaland

“Poindexter was a part that’s in the children’s theater side of me, that character actor side of me. It’s probably my favorite role because nobody will let me play that anymore.”

― Timothy Busfield

“It’s much harder to get a job if nobody wants you around.”

― Timothy Simons

“Reputation is a timely subject, now that nobody has one.”

― Tina Brown

“There is nobody more boring than the undefeated.”

― Tina Brown

“Nobody has a cakewalk to become governor.”

― Tina Smith

“When people listen to artists, and you turn on the radio, it’s a lot of gimmicks. And that’s real. So I take it like there’s nobody keeping it honest and truthful no more, especially as far as young teenagers and females.”

― Tink

“In the beginning of my career, all I did was drama, and I couldn’t get arrested doing comedy; nobody would hire me!”

― Tisha Campbell-Martin

“Jon Jones is a great champion, but me in my prime, I was devastating. I was vicious. Nobody could stop me. Of course I could beat him in my prime.”

― Tito Ortiz

“Nobody’s more important than the team.”

― Toby Alderweireld

“I always vote for the guy I think can get it done. And it ain’t nobody’s business who I vote for, but I voted for Clinton twice. And that just blows people’s minds when they hear that.”

― Toby Keith

“Places like the National Theatre or Sheffield, these great engines of theatre, make us cutting edge because they can be experimental. They can do plays that nobody else can afford to do in ways nobody else can afford to do.”

― Toby Stephens

“Nobody talks about music as having intrinsic meaning, how it engages the mind.”

― Tod Machover

“It is an essential tenet of our whole representative form of government, the idea that there should not be some tyranny which makes it so nobody can even have a chance to vote.”

― Todd Akin

“Did you ever notice that nobody you see on television looks like anyone you know?”

― Tom Bodett

“I’m never going to be fast, and nobody will ever mistake me for being fast.”

― Tom Brady

“I had fractures in my spine that had to be repaired that came as a big surprise; nobody warned me that I might get some really severe, threatening fractures. It was painful, and I lost two inches of height, bang!”

― Tom Brokaw

“The dirty little secret that nobody likes to talk about is that things just might have been better before the Internet. We had more time to ourselves before cell phones and text messaging and Facebook consumed our lives.”

― Tom Green

“Before the cell phone and the Internet, you felt a more pure sense of liberty than we do today. Whenever you left the house, and the phone, in your kitchen attached to the wall, nobody was able to get a hold of you.”

― Tom Green

“Nobody paid any attention career-wise to me in America until ‘Bronson.’ It gave me a calling card and passage into America, where I’ve always wanted to work.”

― Tom Hardy

“For me, nobody’s re-inventing football. We just have to do it better than everybody else.”

― Tom Herman

“My first book is called ‘Carry the Three.’ It’s definitely in a drawer, and it’s terrible. I never sent it to anybody. My wife read it, but nobody else.”

― Tom King

“My novel got published, and I became a paid writer, which was nice, and then it came out, and nobody bought it, so I became an unemployed writer again.”

― Tom King

“Nobody who works 40 hours a week should have to live in poverty.”

― Tom Perez

“The great thing about the Wilburys was that none of us had to take the heat by ourselves. I was just a member of the band. Nobody felt like he was above anybody else. We had such a good time.”

― Tom Petty

“The truth is nobody can own anything. That was an unheard-of concept among indigenous people. We invented that.”

― Tom Shadyac

“In city after city, newspaper after newspaper has diminished its staff of critics, sometimes to zero. Film and T.V. critics have been dropped and not replaced. Maybe they’re deemed unnecessary because nobody cares if anything’s good or not.”

― Tom Shales

“Nobody would be killed on the roads if the speed limit were 10 miles an hour.”

― Tom Stoppard

“The word nobody wants to use, but you see if you are here illegally, that’s the punishment, deportation.”

― Tom Tancredo

“Nobody got where they are today by living for tomorrow.”

― Tom Wilson

“Everyone is taught the essentials of writing for at least 13 years, maybe more if they go to college. Nobody is taught music or tap dancing that way.”

― Tom Wolfe

“I will always be my hardest critic. Nobody else will ever be able to come at something I do harder than I come at myself.”

― Tomi Adeyemi

“I’m happy in Oklahoma. It’s closer to family. Nobody expects anything of you there.”

― Tommy Morrison

“Nobody has communicated with the public more than Lady Gaga. Ever. I trust the audience, and I’m very impressed. As far as they’re concerned, she’s part of their family. The only guy who ever did that was Bing Crosby, years ago.”

― Tony Bennett

“The Church and only the Church has been given the keys to the kingdom, so we have unique access to God that nobody else has.”

― Tony Evans

“Nobody talked about my defense or that I used to steal bases, too.”

― Tony Gwynn

“Clubs are taking away the steal of home. Not only are more pitchers throwing out of the stretch position, but more third basemen are playing closer to the bag. But another reason why nobody does it much anymore is that some guys, no matter how fast they are, just aren’t comfortable trying to steal home.”

― Tony La Russa

“If summer racing didn’t exist, I could go on holiday, yes, because nobody else would then be riding winners; but as long it goes ahead, I’ll do it for the reason that I want to ride more winners than anyone else.”

― Tony McCoy

“I’ve always got a sweet tooth. I have chocolate hidden in places that nobody knows about.”

― Tony McCoy

“My parents have been dead for many years, and when your folks are gone there is nobody standing between you and eternity.”

― Tony Parsons

“Nobody needs a chitlin.”

― Tony Rock

“I’m a classic emerald green Sixties Jaguar that nobody can own, but my husband is allowed to drive.”

― Tori Amos

“Why do we even use hashtags? It’s just like a sub-thought. Who clicks on hashtags? Nobody.”

― Tori Kelly

“When I walked into the studio, the chorus of ‘Nobody Love’ was already set. For me, the challenge was to make it have depth.”

― Tori Kelly

“I don’t have no personal problems with nobody.”

― Tory Lanez

“I don’t have beef with nobody… You know when it’s beef, because then we just start playing scoreboard, and nobody wants to play scoreboard.”

― Tory Lanez

“I’d like to write some songs that are so good that nobody understands them. Not even myself.”

― Townes Van Zandt

“I’m getting guarded like nobody else in the country is being guarded, scouted on like no one else in the country is.”

― Trae Young

“Nobody’s perfect. Even the most successful people make serious mistakes.”

― Travis Bradberry

“On ‘Vikings,’ nobody’s got an ego. Michael Hirst is just so open and so collaborative.”

― Travis Fimmel

“Nobody wants to play a one-dimensional character.”

― Travis Fimmel

“School is practice for the future, and practice makes perfect and nobody’s perfect so why bother.”

― Tre Cool

“You know, if nobody knows who you are, nobody’s going to buy your record.”

― Trent Reznor

“I think it’s easy to make impenetrable music that nobody can get, and you can hide behind that sometimes.”

― Trent Reznor

“In 2010, aside from that niche of music that I have no interest in – Black Eyed Peas territory, disposable pop stuff – there’s almost an incentive to go back to making music as adventurous and groundbreaking as you can, because nobody gets a big hit anymore.”

― Trent Reznor

“Nobody owns comedy. Nobody owns a premise. Nobody owns an idea.”

― Trevor Noah

“I don’t have problems with nobody, period.”

― Trick Daddy

“Nobody who cooks does it with full hair and makeup in front of a TV camera.”

― Trisha Yearwood

“To me, drag is about doing whatever you want, and nobody says anything. And ‘Drag Race’ is about doing what you’re told and having it evaluated. I hate being judged.”

― Trixie Mattel

“I live in reality, and I know at any moment I could stop getting the phone calls and nobody wants to hear me sing or tell jokes anymore.”

― Trixie Mattel

“When I’m in drag, I don’t always want to be spoken to, but I love being looked at. Nobody puts that much work into how they look to be ignored.”

― Trixie Mattel

“Certain jazz musicians just copy what was done 100 years ago. The music won’t grow if nobody takes a risk.”

― Trombone Shorty

“Hip hop is a multi-billion dollar business, and it was built off an opportunity that nobody else saw because they didn’t understand the culture.”

― Troy Carter

“When I cook, it’s something nobody else would enjoy.”

― Troy Polamalu

“Nobody wants to be seen with a bigot.”

― Tucker Carlson

“Almost nobody gets rich or erudite overnight.”

― Tucker Carlson

“I’m 23 years old. I might just be my mother’s child, but in all reality, I’m everybody’s child. Nobody raised me; I was raised in this society.”

― Tupac Shakur

“There’s nobody in the business strong enough to scare me.”

― Tupac Shakur

“Nobody worked harder than Mozart. By the time he was twenty-eight years old, his hands were deformed because of all the hours he had spent practicing, performing, and gripping a quill pen to compose. That’s the missing element in the popular portrait of Mozart.”

― Twyla Tharp

“Everything present is included in the past somewhere; nobody’s present pops out of nowhere.”

― Twyla Tharp

“There’s nobody in my family that’s in performance or in the business in any way, so it was not something that was encouraged as a profession. It was more just encouraged as a personality trait.”

― Ty Burrell

“That’s where I got lucky; nobody else is doing what I do or really can do what I do.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“I’m promoting partying and having fun and being that type of American. I don’t wanna hurt nobody’s feelings.”

― Ty Dolla Sign

“Nobody cooks anymore. To me, to watch your parents cook, and to have a house that smells warm and delicious, is a very vital memory that I think kids don’t really have anymore.”

― Tyler Florence

“I don’t love the way I look. Nobody does, and if they do, I don’t want to be that person’s friend. But we all know what we’re insecure about. The question I had as I was writing was, ‘How are these things affecting the way I live? How am I compensating because I don’t like this about myself? What do I do to cover it up?’”

― Tyler Joseph

“Look, nobody is born with a sociology degree, and no one can understand all perspectives. Nobody’s going to get it all from the very start. But the Internet at least allows everyone to hear these perspectives at a much faster rate than if we had to do it without it.”

― Tyler Oakley

“My first show was called ‘I Know I’ve Been Changed’ in ’92. I tried to do this show for years and years. It kept failing over and over and over again. Every time I went out to do the show, nobody showed up. I was like, ‘What is this about?’”

― Tyler Perry

“I wasn’t shy, but I was really hyper. Nobody got my sense of humor. I was a black skater kid.”

― Tyler, The Creator

“I didn’t have a job because nobody would hire me. My friends were getting hired, and I couldn’t even get a job interview. That really rocked my self-esteem because I didn’t understand what I did wrong on those job applications.”

― Tyra Banks

“Nobody should be treated any type of way because of their color, their race, their gender, their socioeconomic status. We’re all human.”

― Tyron Woodley

“Nobody criticizes The Rock. Nobody criticizes Randy Couture when he goes over and did ‘Expendables 3’ or anybody who’s a crossover.”

― Tyron Woodley

“Everybody is going to have their moment. I recognize that when my time comes, it’s going to be nobody else’s time. Nobody is going to have my moment, and I will be a superstar.”

― Tyron Woodley

“No matter what anybody says or thinks, nobody believes that I’m not the number one welterweight in Strikeforce. I think that’s not even a question.”

― Tyron Woodley

“I never started in boxing to be a British champion or a world champion. There are loads of world champions in Britain, and if you mention them to someone out there on the street, nobody knows who they are.”

― Tyson Fury

“The Heat gave me an opportunity when nobody else wanted to.”

― Udonis Haslem

“Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.”

― Unknown

“Nobody can link the success of a movie with a particular artiste.”

― Urmila Matondkar

“As long as I’m in great shape, nobody beats me, for sure.”

― Usain Bolt

“When somebody says that six million people died in the Holocaust, there is nobody in the world who can understand that. It’s only through story, reading books by Elie Wiesel or Primo Levi, that you really begin to understand the trauma and how horrible it actually was.”

― Uzodinma Iweala

“Now, I’ll tell you something that might interest you. Casino Royale was the first Bond book that Ian Fleming ever wrote. And he couldn’t get anybody to touch it, to publish it – he couldn’t do anything about it at all. Nobody wanted to know.”

― Val Guest

“There are lots of actors who are awful people, but nobody talks about them being awful because they’ve made billions.”

― Val Kilmer

“Nobody in my family was musical. I had no idea you could be a songwriter and make a living at it. It was all discovery. It was all just thrown at me.”

― Valerie Simpson

“Nobody is ready to burn money just because you have a filmi lineage.”

― Varun Dhawan

“Superstars in every era have come from outside the industry, and that will continue to happen because cinema is nobody’s birthright.”

― Varun Dhawan

“Nobody has approached me about an offer to work in India. However, I can categorically state that if they did so, I would refuse immediately.”

― Venkatraman Ramakrishnan

“I know one husband and wife who, whatever the official reasons given to the court for the break up of their marriage, were really divorced because the husband believed that nobody ought to read while he was talking and the wife that nobody ought to talk while she was reading.”

― Vera Brittain

“Nobody ever told us all matter radiated. We just assumed it did.”

― Vera Rubin

“There’s nobody else that can double me – except for a doll.”

― Verne Troyer

“What Mexicans want and aspire to, is to go there and work temporarily and raise some money and come back home. That’s what they want, so nobody’s asking for those two, three million Mexicans that are illegally in the United States to become American citizens.”

― Vicente Fox

“There’s nobody telling Oprah what to do. There’s no one telling David Letterman what he can and can’t do. You’ve got to have 100 percent support from everybody who’s behind the show, across the board.”

― Vicki Lawrence

“Nobody can negate the fact that there is a section – not only in media but in every field – which indulge in wrong things.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“The crew loves working on the show, even though we have to work really hard. There’s nobody in the show that’s difficult. We really have a great group.”

― Victor Garber

“There will always be a slight difference between the reel and the real. Even my family might know 99 per cent about me, but there will be this one per cent about me that nobody will ever know. Being in this profession, I am fine with biopics or movies inspired by real-life-characters.”

― Vidya Balan

“Nobody really knows anybody completely, even if they’ve been married to ’em for 53 years, you know?”

― Viggo Mortensen

“All my characters are quite relatable, as they are flawed, true, and honest. All of us are flawed; nobody is pure and pious.”

― Vikrant Massey

“We must not stop speaking the truth to the radical parties because voters will follow those who speak the truth, and European politics will grow more radical, which is in nobody’s interest.”

― Viktor Orban

“Nobody wants to give up good players.”

― Vince Lombardi

“I feel like the so-called bad guys are never totally bad. I guess it’s the closest thing I can do to reality: people act nice but nobody really is nice. We all have to balance that with something dark.”

― Vincent Cassel

“I believe the challenge the city faces is attracting continued development into the inner and western part of Jersey City. Nobody should be left behind as Jersey City continues to prosper and grow.”

― Vincent Frank

“When I was a kid in my neighborhood, there was nobody that supported Belgium. It was impossible and unthinkable because there was nothing they could relate to.”

― Vincent Kompany

“Nobody knows the pain I’ve been through.”

― Vinnie Paul

“I remember, in 1999, when we did the last Ozzfest that we were part of, and I think Disturbed was on it, Static-X, obviously Ozzy, us, and we were the only band on the tour that had a rider that had any alcohol. Nobody else had it.”

― Vinnie Paul

“Nobody wants to be a lawyer – it’s hard work. But it was kind of my academic route.”

― Vinny Guadagnino

“We like to say at Khosla Ventures, and this is one of the reasons to do what we do, we’ll take technical risks that nobody else will.”

― Vinod Khosla

“Is it 10 years, 20, 50 before we reach that tipping point where climate change becomes irreversible? Nobody can know. There’s clearly a probability distribution. We need to ensure this planet, and we need to do it quickly.”

― Vinod Khosla

“Nobody who comes in once every six weeks while you’re working 80 or 90 hours a week is qualified to make a decision.”

― Vinod Khosla

“When you’re poor, you are invisible. Every poor person will tell you nobody sees you. So being famous was me just wanting to be seen.”

― Viola Davis

“Rich people in poor places want to show off their wealth. And their less affluent counterparts feel pressure to fake it, at least in public. Nobody wants the stigma of being thought poor.”

― Virginia Postrel

“The sweet feeling is knowing that nobody gave me anything for free.”

― Vitor Belfort

“I’m training like an animal. Nobody trains harder than me.”

― Vitor Belfort

“For me, I have nobody who I hate. I don’t have place for hate in life.”

― Vivek Oberoi

“The sexiest people are thinkers. Nobody’s interested in somebody who’s just vain with a hole in their head, talking about the latest thing – there is no latest thing. It’s all rubbish.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“We are so conformist; nobody is thinking. We are all sucking up stuff; we have been trained to be consumers, and we are all consuming far too much.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“When I was a little girl you used to learn to sew all the holes in things, darning socks, but nobody mends things anymore.”

― Vivienne Westwood

“Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Nobody should pin their hopes on a miracle.”

― Vladimir Putin

“Nobody should have any illusion about the possibility of gaining military superiority over Russia. We will never allow this to happen.”

― Vladimir Putin

“The Russian people have unilaterally made their choice in direction of democracy in the early ’90s. They will not be led astray. Nobody should be having any doubts.”

― Vladimir Putin

“In the 20th century, the Soviet Union made the state’s role absolute. In the long run, this made the Soviet economy totally uncompetitive. This lesson cost us dearly. I am sure nobody wants to see it repeated.”

― Vladimir Putin

“The old saying was, ‘Boggs never drives in any runs.’ I played in 155 games. I led off. That’s 155 plate appearance where I come up with nobody on.”

― Wade Boggs

“I was so naive in radio technique that I knew nothing about timing. I would write pages on Honus Wagner and then get only half through by the time the show ended. I eventually learned, but there was nobody there to school me.”

― Waite Hoyt

“I’m learning as I go. I don’t know everything. I never had anybody to look at, nobody ever taught me, and where I’m from I didn’t have any famous role models.”

― Wale

“Everybody around the world wants to send their kids to our universities. But nobody wants to send their kids here to public school.”

― Walter Annenberg

“It’s very easy to live here. You’re anonymous here. Nobody knows who you are.”

― Walter Matthau

“Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants.”

― Walter Winchell

“How can anybody hate nurses? Nobody hates nurses. The only time you hate a nurse is when they’re giving you an enema.”

― Warren Beatty

“Nobody really believes in equality anyway.”

― Warren Farrell

“But nobody predicted anything of this magnitude in terms of resistance. And in part, the magnitude of the resistance was spurred by our failures in reconstruction.”

― Wayne White

“If Roe v. Wade were overturned tomorrow, nobody would even notice, because the states are legislating their own laws about abortion, completely independent.”

― Wendy Long

“When ‘Twin Peaks’ happened the first time, I was a stage actor in Seattle. I was called in for an audition for this pilot, and at that time, it was called ‘Northwest Passage,’ and nobody knew anything. I thought, ‘Oh, okay, Lewis and Clark.’ And from that moment, I fell down the rabbit hole.”

― Wendy Robie

“My weight was a huge issue as a young person. For my mother, for my father, and for my siblings… nobody in my family is overweight. And here I come.”

― Wendy Williams

“Michael Scofield is someone everyone can relate to, but nobody would want to be in his shoes.”

― Wentworth Miller

“I think I wrote the first draft of ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ in ’79. No one wanted to buy it. Nobody. I felt very strongly about it, so I stayed with it and kept paying my assistant and everything. At a certain point, I was literally flat broke.”

― Wes Craven

“The truth is, about the Middle East is, had there been no oil there, it would be like Africa. Nobody is threatening to intervene in Africa.”

― Wesley Clark

“A week before Thanksgiving, my mother bought the turkey, frozen. Then she froze it some more. Then she let it thaw and cleaned it – and I mean really cleaned it, because nobody wanted a ‘dirty bird.’ She salt-and-peppered the turkey, buttered, paprika-ed, and nominally stuffed it.”

― Wesley Morris

“Nobody wants to get locked up, although ‘locked up’ is a matter of perspective. There can be people who are out who are in prison mentally and emotionally and worse off than those who are behind bars.”

― Wesley Snipes

“I’ve got lots of books sitting here that have never been published because nobody could make any marketing sense of them.”

― Whitley Strieber

“When a lot of people are distrusting the news they watch, comedians are stepping up talking about things that most people are too afraid to talk about, shining light on problems nobody else will admit, whether it’s Samantha Bee or John Oliver or Trevor Noah.”

― Whitney Cummings

“I’m just fiercely protective. It’s like, that’s my lair and nobody messes with my lair.”

― Whitney Houston

“Nobody likes to be picked on. Nobody.”

― Whitney Houston

“When I don’t play well, nobody needs to say anything to me. I beat myself up.”

― Wilfried Zaha

“Venice is a place that is high on reinvention. The kind of place that you can go and be whoever it is you want to be and do whatever it is you want to do, and nobody’s really going to ask you a lot of questions about it.”

― Will Arnett

“Everyone complains about the weather, but nobody ever seems to do anything about it.”

― Willard Scott

“Nobody actually talks to anybody anymore. People in cubicles next to each other, they e-mail each other.”

― Willard Scott

“You’ve got to push yourself harder. You’ve got to start looking for pictures nobody else could take. You’ve got to take the tools you have and probe deeper.”

― William Albert Allard

“You can say the right thing about a product and nobody will listen. You’ve got to say it in such a way that people will feel it in their gut. Because if they don’t feel it, nothing will happen.”

― William Bernbach

“Nobody counts the number of ads you run; they just remember the impression you make.”

― William Bernbach

“Nobody’s irreplaceable, including me. I think for too long we’ve had a cult of personality in this company and in this industry, and frankly, I’d like to see that diminish.”

― William Clay Ford, Jr.

“One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it’s such a nice change from being young.”

― William Feather

“Nobody ever thanks you for saving them from the disease they didn’t know they were going to get.”

― William Foege

“Nobody knows anything.”

― William Goldman

“Nobody became an actor because he had a good childhood.”

― William H. Macy

“Nobody is bored when he is trying to make something that is beautiful, or to discover something that is true.”

― William Inge

“Being president is like running a cemetery: you’ve got a lot of people under you and nobody’s listening.”

― William J. Clinton

“Nobody ever did anything very foolish except from some strong principle.”

― William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne

“Nobody could tell us or really had a very good idea, if there were a massive release of radiation, what kind of medical treatment people were going to need and this or that, or, indeed, whether there would be medical personnel around.”

― William Scranton

“This is my saddest story: In grade school, they would have us open our Valentine’s cards and read them out loud. I always sent cards to myself because nobody else did.”

― William Shatner

“Nobody could have imagined the phenomenon that ‘Star Trek’ became. It’s still almost impossible to imagine.”

― William Shatner

“Although I’m a business major out of McGill University, I know nothing… but then I found out much later in life, nobody knows anything.”

― William Shatner

“Look at ‘Marienbad’ honestly. What is it? It is just another talking radio show with pictures. Nobody acts. People stand around while the author talks about the woodwork.”

― William Wyler

“Nobody makes me laugh like my wife.”

― Willie Aames

“Nobody else can tell you what you are.”

― Willie Cauley-Stein

“It’s not hard. When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.”

― Willie Mays

“When I’m not hitting, I don’t hit nobody. But, when I’m hitting, I hit anybody.”

― Willie Mays

“The feeling of accomplishment welled up inside of me, three Olympic gold medals. I knew that was something nobody could ever take away from me, ever.”

― Wilma Rudolph

“Let me speak for myself: I think I wanted to see people who looked like me on TV. I wanted to see people who had similar experiences as I had, growing up. There was nobody on television when I was a teenager who I could relate to.”

― Wilson Cruz

“Everybody pulls for David, nobody roots for Goliath.”

― Wilt Chamberlain

“Nobody roots for Goliath.”

― Wilt Chamberlain

“Yeah, baggy jeans are done. Nobody wants to wear big, baggy jeans. Baggy jeans are completely over with.”

― Wiz Khalifa

“You’ll always find that goalkeepers are a team within the team, and I’ve always had good relationships with the others, which is important because nobody understands the mindset of a goalkeeper like the other goalkeepers.”

― Wojciech Szczesny

“It’s very important in a restaurant to really do the right hiring because there’s no restaurant that you have one cook and one chef and nobody else in the kitchen. Generally you have five, ten, 15 people with you. So that’s really important is to train them right, but first you have to hire the right people.”

― Wolfgang Puck

“Now everybody thinks that once you do Top Chef, then 13 weeks later you’re a chef. Nobody wants to learn to cook anymore.”

― Wolfgang Puck

“I’ve been in so many good movies that I felt like nobody saw; it’s a pretty dreadful feeling.”

― Woody Harrelson

“Nobody despises to lose more than I do. That’s got me into trouble over the years, but it also made a man of mediocre ability into a pretty good coach.”

― Woody Hayes

“Nobody believed in the success of the Internet.”

― Xavier Niel

“Nobody talks about cancer until they have to, and then, it’s really all you can talk about.”

― Yael Cohen

“The missile that downed the Malaysian plane, they say, is a Russian-made missile. But the weapons that are used in the barbarism in the barbaric act against the Palestinians were made by the West, and nobody is blaming them. Nobody talks about it; not even the U.N. Security Council can pass a resolution against Israel!”

― Yahya Jammeh

“Every Westerner is jubilating that the Berlin Wall has fallen. Something worst than the Berlin Wall is in Palestine; and nobody is talking about it.”

― Yahya Jammeh

“Holocaust survivors came to Israel in order to establish a new human society where nobody would be able to hurt them just because they’re Jewish. This is both a furious and vulnerable message.”

― Yair Lapid

“We may have forgotten how to feel. Nobody is teaching us how to live happily ever after, as we’ve heard in fairy tales.”

― Yakov Smirnoff

“I don’t trust nobody.”

― YG

“It’s a misconception that I compose songs for girls. I have sung a song for Bhagat Singh, too, but nobody knows about it. I have sung about boys, but all of them are super-duper flop.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“Nobody can replace Mika Singh; he is an amazing artiste and a legend.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

“I have nothing against nobody in the UFC. This is a sport for me.”

― Yoel Romero

“I thank God I don’t have a problem with any person. Nobody wants to have a problem with another person. I don’t want it either.”

― Yoel Romero

“The real Hindu vision is that nobody will be discriminated against or favoured. Everyone is equal.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“Nobody is allowed to break the law.”

― Yogi Adityanath

“If people don’t want to come out to the ball park, nobody’s gonna stop ’em.”

― Yogi Berra

“Nobody goes there anymore. It’s too crowded.”

― Yogi Berra

“If the people don’t want to come out to the ballpark, nobody’s going to stop them.”

― Yogi Berra

“Nobody talks about how Puffy went to Howard University or about Lil Wayne attending the University of Houston. All the young kids know is what they see on the videos. They don’t realize that these guys have taken managerial and business courses, and know how to brand and how to market themselves. They’re very smart.”

― Yolanda Adams

“Nobody likes to be judged, including me, but I am the first to say that I am far from perfect.”

― Yolanda Hadid

“I created my lane. No one can ever run my lane because it’s mine. I’m the Michael Jackson of my lane. And you know, nobody was as great as Michael. I love Prince, but he’s not Michael.”

― Young Jeezy

“I guess now music is so saturated and so microwaved. It’s, like, 15 minutes in the microwave and boom, you’ve got something. Nobody’s putting passion or any thought behind it anymore.”

― Young Jeezy

“Growing up, I never expressed myself to nobody. I never told nobody when something was wrong.”

― Young M.A

“I don’t fear nobody, and that’s how I live my life. I live my life with no fears.”

― Young M.A

“I don’t want to be 50 years old and rapping, man. I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do that.”

― Young Thug

“I ain’t got nothing to prove to nobody.”

― YoungBoy Never Broke Again

“I don’t really trust nobody.”

― YoungBoy Never Broke Again

“For me, staying ready has always been, like, the preparations: do the behind-the-scenes or do what you think that’s not sexy that nobody will see, but when they do see it, it’s like, ‘Oh, snap… what she’s doing on her own, we’ll add to that, and it’ll blow up.’”

― Yvonne Orji

“There’s always chatter about a ‘Chuck’ movie. So nobody’s opposed to it. It’s just a matter of getting everything lined up.”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“We’re trying to do something nobody else is doing right now.”

― Zacky Vengeance

“When you are overworked and exhausted, there is a sense of kind of delirium and that’s why I think architects do all-nighters and they kind of do those deadlines. For four days I remember doing four nights in one row with no sleep. I mean nobody, unless you are crazy, would do that, but you are totally focused on the project.”

― Zaha Hadid

“Nobody on this planet will ever be able to answer the question, ‘What happens when you die?’”

― Zak Bagans

“Nobody can seem more politicised and glamorous than the baby-boomers. But their kids are surprisingly robust and late bloomers.”

― Zal Batmanglij

“When I approached my own movies, I went in it real innocent. I didn’t pay attention to nobody else’s score. I was just going to do it with how I feel it should sound. To me, that’s how you create new things.”

― Zaytoven

“If you want to get into the creative world, you have to just keep flogging away even when nobody’s paying attention. Because then when somebody finally does pay attention, it’s certainly a lot more interesting when you have a ton of stuff to show.”

― Ze Frank

“Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.”

― Zelda Fitzgerald

“Pretty is so boring now. There are so many different definitions of ‘pretty.’ It’s so much broader than before. The old pretty is boring – nobody cares anymore.”

― Zendaya

“I suspect people always thought I had a boyfriend, so nobody came after me.”

― Zhang Ziyi

“Nobody owns me or my music.”

― Ziggy Marley

“I never did feel any pressure in Jamaica. You just someone, not nobody big.”

― Ziggy Marley

“I did many stupid things. I made many mistakes, but I learnt from everything. I still make mistakes; I still learn from them. Nobody is perfect.”

― Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I want to be remembered as the football player I was. The private person is nobody’s business.”

― Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“I decide my future. I decide what I want to do. Nobody else. If I decide this will be my last year, maybe it is. If I decide it will be my last contract, I decide that. Nobody else. So I will decide when the moment is there.”

― Zlatan Ibrahimovic

“Nobody’s life is wrapped up neatly in a bow.”

― Zoe Lister-Jones

“There’s nobody on this earth who can tell you that what you’re feeling is wrong. They can tell you it’s different to what they’re feeling.”

― Zoe Saldana

“The moment you sense someone is making something because they think people are gonna buy it or like it, it’s just so phony! The public has a nose for phony like nobody else.”

― Zooey Deschanel

“People idealize or reminisce about their 20s, but nobody tells you beforehand that it’s hard and unglamorous and often very unpleasant.”

― Zosia Mamet

“I don’t accept gifts from perfect strangers – but then, nobody’s perfect.”

― Zsa Zsa Gabor

“Any woman who diets all the time can’t help but be grouchy. Nobody can be amusing or entertaining on a diet.”

― Zsa Zsa Gabor
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