Top 428 Okay Quotes

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“Our fans want us to be happy and if that means being married or having a girlfriend, they are okay with that. Of course, in this industry it is a bit harder to have normal relationships, but it is possible.”

― A. J. McLean

“I’m not super, super religious. If this is okay to say, I’m more culturally Jewish.”

― Abbi Jacobson

“I started tapping and I was okay. Then after about two years my feet knew what they were doing!”

― Adam Garcia

“When a script shows two individuals attracted to each other, why can’t they kiss on screen? As far as the scene is honest, not meant to titillate the masses, and, most importantly, I am convinced about it, I am okay with it.”

― Aditi Rao Hydari

“People always say, ‘How is it to be so successful?’ I’m not successful yet. Richard Branson is successful. That’s successful. Michael Jackson was successful. U2 was successful. I’m just a guy, doing okay. But I’m a happy guy doing okay.”

― Afrojack

“Rock and roll’s relatively new, in the sense of the Fifties, Sixties, right? They invented the first sort of rock stars, and they took it to excess, and then the excess became bitter, tormented. Then it became okay to succeed.”

― Albert Hammond, Jr.

“I’m sure every film it’s going to be like, ‘Okay, this is the scene where your shirt gets ripped off.’ I’ll never be able to keep my shirt on.”

― Alex Meraz

“Guys are so easygoing and girls are a little harder to please, but that’s okay.”

― Alexa Vega

“No one ever taught me, and I never had formal classes in pattern making, so I was like, Okay, I’ll just drape, and I’ll sew as I pin it.”

― Alexander Wang

“I had a career at home, and I just knew that it’d be okay if nothing happened in Los Angeles.”

― Alona Tal

“I’ve always wanted to make sure people are okay, ever since I was a little girl.”

― Amanda Abbington

“We all want love and to feel safe, wanted, cared for, to like our selves, our bodies, to have families and feel okay in the world.”

― Amanda de Cadenet

“When I was about 3 months pregnant, I was running, looked down, and there was blood everywhere. I totally freaked out, but the doctor said everything was okay, except that I had to stop running.”

― Amy Locane

“I have a couple freeloader friends, but it’s okay. I know they’re gonna come in with their arms flying in the air empty-handed.”

― Amy Sedaris

“We can sit around and go, okay, is there really a plan, does somebody really know what’s happening, is it all planned out, because sometimes it just seems too remarkable to me the things that have happened to me.”

― Andie MacDowell

“I played there a couple of times in Leverkusen, playing as the striker was nothing new for me I knew what to do – it was fully okay.”

― Andre Schurrle

“Both of my grandfathers fought in the Second World War, and my great-grandfather died at the Somme in the First World War. I never truly believed that the War just finished and everyone was happy-clappy, brought out the bunting, and felt everything was okay again. That’s definitely not my impression of the fall-out of war.”

― Andrea Riseborough

“I’m from Hollywood. That’s where we make movies and TV shows… I’m not from down here in men-fus ten-uh-see, okay?”

― Andy Kaufman

“Sometimes you gotta say, ‘Okay’ – even if you’re not sure you’re ready.”

― Angie Martinez

“I think I’m okay at everything and not spectacular at any one thing that Kaggle does.”

― Anthony Goldbloom

“I was a snot-nosed teenage skater at one point, who listened to only punk records and hung around people that had that idea of what is okay to do and what isn’t okay to do.”

― Ariel Rechtshaid

“There were two auditions for ‘The Social Network,’ one with Aaron Sorkin and one with David Fincher. I was a nervous wreck. I was like, ‘Okay, how do I hold the paper without my hands making it shake?’”

― Armie Hammer

“I’m actually sometimes nervous right before a performance, but as soon as I’m on the stage I’m like, ‘okay, we’re gonna rock this baby.’”

― Armin van Buuren

“I went to multiple doctors to make sure that I’m taking the right anti-depression medication and make sure that my blood pressure’s okay. I found out that my blood pressure wasn’t okay and that I had a fatty liver. All these health risks were coming up.”

― Ashley Nell Tipton

“I have a hard time retaining the lines. Even on set I make mistakes but I’m okay with that.”

― Ashley Scott

“Most ideas don’t work out. Almost all ideas don’t work out. So it’s okay if yours didn’t work out.”

― Astro Teller

“Shows have asked a lot of actors to take cuts. Shows are going off the air. So okay, life goes on.”

― Austin Peck

“It’s never okay to put other women down.”

― Ayesha Curry

“Showing young girls’ realistically captured bodies in ads lets young girls realise that it’s okay to have dimples, stretches, rolls, etc. since we’re only human.”

― Barbie Ferreira

“There is always a hesitancy with actors, and inhibitions can get into the work, so you have to figure out how to make it feel so loose that you can do anything, and if it is not right, that is okay because we’ll do it again.”

― Barry Levinson

“If you are not making any mistakes, you are being excessively risk-averse. Investing involves risk, and that means you will occasionally be wrong. And although it is okay to be wrong, it is not okay to stay wrong.”

― Barry Ritholtz

“I have always been very concerned that Darwinism gave the basic okay to terrible racism and to the idea of murder based upon race.”

― Ben Stein

“When I left Tampa Bay, I felt like if my career ended at that point, I’d be okay.”

― Ben Zobrist

“We all doubt sometimes, and that’s okay, but He’s always there. He’s always faithful even when we’re not.”

― Benjamin Watson

“I prefer a good review. A bad review that dismisses us… I take it with a grain of salt. I go, ‘Okay, they didn’t even try.’”

― Benji Madden

“Okay, the experience itself was a pleasant experience.”

― Betty Hill

“I hold a lot of things in. I’m always making sure everybody is okay. I usually don’t rage; I usually don’t curse. So for me, it’s a great thing to be able to scream and say whatever I want.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“I’m a people pleaser. I hold a lot of things in. I’m always making sure everybody is okay. I usually don’t rage; I usually don’t curse.”

― Beyonce Knowles

“Our criteria is that it’s okay to invest in companies so long as they stop lobbying in Washington, stop exploring for new hydrocarbons, and sit down with every one else to plan to keep 80 percent of the reserves in the ground.”

― Bill McKibben

“One important lesson is this: It is okay to try and fail at something, but it isn’t okay to not try. Parents need to encourage their kids, and it all starts in the home.”

― Bill Rancic

“In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports.”

― Billie Jean King

“I don’t have wild dogs chasing people with scripts away from my door. I get my share. I’ve done okay. But I usually do independent stuff because that’s mostly what I’m offered.”

― Billy Connolly

“Yeah, I’ve done Jim Breuer’s radio show a couple times, and I heard from Larry the Cable Guy when I got ‘Mike & Molly,’ wishing me congratulations. I’m always the last one to the party, man. But that’s okay. I got there.”

― Billy Gardell

“When the draft lottery came out, and the Clippers said they were gonna draft me, I went to Google to find out more about the Clippers because I didn’t know a lot. And I was like, ‘Okay, team owned by Donald Sterling.’ So then I typed in ‘Donald Sterling’ in Google, and the first thing that pops up is ‘Donald Sterling racist.’”

― Blake Griffin

“Not every problem is solvable, okay.”

― Bob Corker

“Is it okay for a U.S. bank to pay a U.S. banker but not a U.K. bank to pay a U.S. banker?”

― Bob Diamond

“So, okay, I’m not a genius. Vincent Van Gogh and Albert Einstein were geniuses.”

― Bonnie Bassler

“Anything that makes life more of a dance party I’m very much okay with.”

― Borns

“I spent three months with a physical therapist understanding what a stroke is. I asked, ‘What is a stroke?’ I didn’t really know. It’s okay to mimic something, but I really needed to understand the signs.”

― Boyd Holbrook

“A scuffed up shoe on the red carpet or at a big premiere is never okay! It can really alter the vibe of a trendy look.”

― Brad Goreski

“If I were like a lot of other people, then it wouldn’t be fun; but since I’m like me, it’s okay.”

― Branford Marsalis

“Warlords, dictators and terrorists are normally okay with the U.S., as long as they do the bidding of U.S. corporate interests.”

― Brendan Sexton III

“You can’t just think up a move in your head and go, ‘Okay, I’ll just pick somebody up, and I’m just going to throw them backwards into the post.’ You have to think, ‘Would you want someone to do the same thing to you?’”

― Bret Hart

“Too many bands record an album and feel, ‘Well, this is okay,’ but after a time, they grow to not like it.”

― Brian Fallon

“It’s perfectly okay if you don’t understand every single one of them. For one thing, I make a lot of corny jokes, and you have to be 40 years old to get some of them.”

― Brian P. Cleary

“I couldn’t say no to jobs and I couldn’t say no to drugs. I’d get high from a movie, I’d be somebody else because I didn’t particularly like me, so long as I had a script in my hand, I was okay. As soon as the movie was over, I didn’t know what to do.”

― Brion James

“I think it’s an okay thing to express yourself.”

― Britney Spears

“Well, a lot of our concerts do okay, and I know we still get royalty checks which still isn’t that important, but again, I have to just say that we’re making our records.”

― Bruce Johnston

“My point of view is that men are basically animals, and I’m okay with that.”

― Bryan Callen

“I’m okay with anybody expressing their rights.”

― Calvin Johnson

“Basically, I grew up watching Carter girls on stage, watching my grandmother, my mom and my aunts perform. They used to say, ‘Okay, Carter girls, you’re on!’”

― Carlene Carter

“It’s been crazy trying to tour with a baby. But it’s actually working out okay.”

― Caroline Corr

“When the fights were over for the second and third ‘Matrix,’ I thought, ‘Okay, I never have to do that again.’ It’s incredibly stressful.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“In TV, I did scripts that were not well-written, and I learned how to make bad material okay. That’s a hard thing to do; you can learn bad habits, but you can also learn to find something in anything.”

― Carrie-Anne Moss

“I have never turned to my girlfriend and said, ‘Oh, okay, babe,’ and I see it in scripts all the time.”

― Casey Wilson

“It would be awesome to stay popular, but if I was only an underground artist, I would be okay with that.”

― Cassie Ventura

“I didn’t bring my headphones, I’d watched the two movies they had played and I was just like, ‘Can we please find a donor that wants to give us a private jet? This is not Okay.’”

― Cat Osterman

“I’m of the opinion that it’s okay to be silent, to not speak if you don’t have anything to say.”

― Cate Blanchett

“You may not be a fan of Twitter-fiction. That’s okay. There are novels out there for you – big ones.”

― Celeste Ng

“It’s okay to have faith in something that you can’t see or touch.”

― Chad Kroeger

“People bring it up to me: ‘Well, you’re only in your spot because you can talk well.’ Okay, first off, you could be right. But second, what – am I supposed to apologize for this? No.”

― Chael Sonnen

“All sin and all crime comes from the same thing: ‘I decided. I decided this was okay.’”

― Chael Sonnen

“I had an all right high school, even though I hated school. I wasn’t massively popular, but I was okay. But I wouldn’t want to do it again.”

― Channing Tatum

“So far as I’m concerned, Ronald Reagan was the best president. Nixon was the worst. Some of his policies were okay, but he disgraced the office.”

― Charles Krauthammer

“Here’s the good news. If I realize that I’m insane, then I’m okay with it. I’m not dangerous insane.”

― Charlie Sheen

“My 20s was a time for self-exploration and, okay, a little self-indulgence.”

― Chris Evans

“I like women who are okay with who they are.”

― Chris Kattan

“One of the first exercises we did in acting class my freshman year was to stand in two rows, two lines facing each other as a class, and just make sounds and move in some completely nonsensical way out into the center of the room. Sort of make an idiot out of yourself, essentially, but to be okay with that.”

― Chris Parnell

“My movies are okay, but they’re not my specials.”

― Chris Rock

“The passive acceptance of exclusionary words and deeds is not okay.”

― Chris Sacca

“This is what Hollywood tends to do. It tends to disregard tradition, history and anything factual, twisting it and turning it and making it all okay regardless of what the English may think of it.”

― Christian Slater

“I thought, ‘If I make 35, it’ll be okay,’ and then at 40, I got scared, and now that I’m 81, I’m scared to death.”

― Christopher Plummer

“I’m one of those guys: I’m out there trying to punch you out and to hurt you, but as soon as I’m done, hopefully there’s nothing wrong with you; I’m hoping that you’re okay.”

― Chuck Liddell

“I was watching TV one day, and there was this open casting call for extras, and my brother says, ‘You wanna try out for this movie?’ and I said, ‘No, I’m okay.’ And then he said, ‘Do you wanna be on a DVD?’ And I said, ‘I wanna be on a DVD!,’ so I tried out.”

― CJ Adams

“Play fair, okay?”

― Colleen Haskell

“I’m okay with not having a super-secure lifestyle because if you’re doing what you like, you don’t need stuff to fill any empty holes.”

― Constance Wu

“I wanted to play professional hockey, man. But when I acted, I thought, ‘Well, okay, maybe I do have something here.’”

― Corey Haim

“If I weren’t a showrunner, I’d be a much more accomplished mother; if I were not a mother, I would be a much more accomplished showrunner. I have to be okay with getting a B in both.”

― Courtney A. Kemp

“A lot of people come to L.A. looking for something. What I came here for, I realize now, is to be okay with myself.”

― Craig Ferguson

“Eccentric doesn’t bother me. ‘Eccentric’ being a poetic interpretation of a mathematical term meaning something that doesn’t follow the lines – that’s okay.”

― Crispin Glover

“It’s okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women’s health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet.”

― Cybill Shepherd

“I’ll never be immune to criticism, and that’s okay, and I’m very comfortable with that.”

― Damon Lindelof

“Blaming alleged victims is not okay, no matter whose side starts it.”

― Dana Perino

“I’d hopefully work through all my issues with men first so then I’d be okay being with a woman.”

― Dana Plato

“The basic premise that children must learn about emotions is that all feelings are okay to have; however, only some reactions are okay.”

― Daniel Goleman

“It’s okay to be confident, but not arrogant.”

― Daniel Schwartz

“It is absolutely okay – actually preferable in some cases – to be weird.”

― Danielle Fishel

“It’s okay to be you and okay to be who you are and okay to love and accept yourself.”

― Danielle Macdonald

“In some types of music I’m working out all the chords one bar at a time – the whole structure, because it’s about that. And there are other pieces which are really about – okay, the melody is going to start here and play through to here.”

― Danny Elfman

“A good writer knows that if her style and perceptions are really cooking, she can bring anything off. It’s okay, of course, for novelists to depict bland, average families living bland, average lives in bland, average towns. But it isn’t okay when those novelists don’t outshine their bland, average subjects.”

― Darin Strauss

“I’ll lean on you and you lean on me and we’ll be okay.”

― Dave Matthews

“Some people go to the movies to be reminded that everything’s okay. I don’t make those kinds of movies.”

― David Fincher

“Honestly, I had no idea what to do on Twitter when I started. I didn’t follow it enough. Slowly, though, I started to realize what I’m okay at. Like, I’m just not particularly witty.”

― David Grann

“It’s the playoffs. There’s no room for okay.”

― David Robinson

“With an independent movie, it’s like, ‘Okay I know what I want, and I got to go for it.’ I just got to get the A version of this. Occasionally we’ll try a B version, but not often. We’ll just get what’s scripted and try to do that as best we can, so you sort of edit while you shoot an independent movie.”

― David Twohy

“I’m okay with being the oddball.”

― Dawn Richard

“Something’s that written out is okay, but it’s not always a clear indication of what a person means.”

― Debbie Harry

“My favorite is Augustus Gloop’s song because it’s very Bollywood. I kept telling Tim, ‘We’ve got to do a Bollywood number!’ and finally, he said okay.”

― Deep Roy

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

― Demetri Martin

“I don’t want a president like me! I suck, okay. I want an elitist, smart guy.”

― Denis Leary

“It’s okay to fail if you learn from it.”

― Denise Morrison

“Warner Bros. got into television very early, so I did a lot of television there. In the beginning, it was sort of okay to do television. But then it became this thing where movie actors didn’t do television – they certainly didn’t do commercials, because that just meant the end of your career.”

― Dennis Hopper

“As long as I get a medal, I’m okay with sharing it.”

― Derek Drouin

“Sometimes I’ll be writing something, and I say to myself, ‘Okay, that’s definitely DTB,’ or, ‘It’s definitely Strapping.’”

― Devin Townsend

“The family’s first, and the career is second. I could get fired from a show. As long as everything’s okay with my family, it really would not bother me.”

― Dick Van Patten

“I’m into the whole song-as-a-piece-of-music thing: if it literally doesn’t call for it, if it already has enough stuff going on, then it’s okay not to play a solo.”

― Dimebag Darrell

“Saudi Arabia makes a billion dollars a day, okay? They make a billion dollars a day.”

― Donald Trump

“I don’t take any shorts. I don’t say, ‘Okay, it’s good enough.’ I try to get exactly what I’m hearing in my head to the tape, and I won’t let it move until then.”

― Dr. Dre

“I’m definitely stereotyped, and I’m very okay with that.”

― Drea De Matteo

“I’m okay with the idea that slow and steady wins the race.”

― Drew Barrymore

“That’s the fun part about being a director. You get to say, ‘Oh, now that I’m in charge, I can try and cast whoever I want.’ They can always say no, but that’s okay.”

― Drew Goddard

“For most people, their wealth accrues slowly, and at any given point they say, ‘Okay, I should kick up my standard of living because now I’ve earned slightly more wealth.’ I went from the dorm room to having a billion dollars.”

― Dustin Moskovitz

“My interviewing style and my approach to things is that, yes, it’s okay to be sincere; it’s okay to be yourself; it’s okay to be real.”

― Eddie Trunk

“I was never stupid with my money, because I grew up without it. So when I started to make some, I was like, ‘Okay, first rule of thumb, I’m not buying it unless I’ve got the money to buy it,’ so I have no debt.”

― Edge

“Suspicionless surveillance does not become okay simply because it’s only victimizing 95% of the world instead of 100%.”

― Edward Snowden

“I can only be myself, and if I have to suffer for that, that’s okay, because to pretend to be somebody else – I tried that, it’s terrible.”

― Eliot Sumner

“We set up one rule in our house, which is, ‘Guests of guests cannot bring guests.’ That rule was required because that happened one weekend, and we finally said, ‘Okay, you know what? That’s a little too much.’”

― Elizabeth Gilbert

“I don’t get how it’s okay to keep someone alive once they’re sick – but not okay to stop them getting sick. I just don’t get that.”

― Elizabeth Pisani

“I will never regret being there for my children, watching them, making sure they’ll be okay. But I might regret not being there for them.”

― Elizabeth Smart

“My dad’s a doctor, and he’d watch ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and he’d be like, ‘This is not okay. This isn’t what it’s like.’ And we’re like, ‘Shut up, it’s not about that. That’s not why we’re watching it.’”

― Emily Bett Rickards

“Desire is normal. Attention is normal, and that’s okay.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“One of the big things I’ve learned over the years and I’m excited that Glossier perpetuates is that wherever you’re at, in terms of your scope of knowledge around beauty, is totally okay. And not just okay, but actually really valuable.”

― Emily Weiss

“My tennis skills are okay.”

― Enrique Iglesias

“I’m a walking, talking hypebeast, okay? Fresh Js on my feet every single week.”

― Enzo Amore

“I am not married anymore. I hate marriage… but it’s okay now.”

― Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt

“Any kind of advice that I’ve been given to cut out carbs forever, don’t do it. It just doesn’t work. You do okay for a while and then you just overcarb.”

― Erica Durance

“I always thought that I was okay with arithmetic.”

― Erskine Bowles

“The Spirit works through community. Somebody will have a stupid, screwy idea. That’s okay. The point of having creeds and confessions and traditions is to keep us in touch with the obvious errors.”

― Eugene H. Peterson

“We seem okay with violence, but nudity we race to criticize and censor.”

― Eva Mendes

“It’s okay to take time for yourself. We give so much of ourselves to others and we need to be fueled both physically and mentally. If we are in balance, it helps us in all our interactions.”

― Faith Hill

“I’m very specific about the guys I don’t like and what I’m not okay with.”

― Farrah Abraham

“Just remember that when I went to New Japan, nobody knew who I was. And I’ve done okay.”

― Finn Balor

“When I heard Flying Lotus, I was like, ‘Wow, okay, everything can be off the grid.’”

― Flume

“I’ve accepted now that it’s okay not to be okay. It is okay to be upset, and it is okay to need to talk to someone.”

― Fran Kirby

“I’m one year away from 70 and I’ve had a good run. I really believe I’m okay.”

― Freddy Fender

“I’ve been told I’m too good looking for certain roles, but that’s okay, it just motivates me to go deeper.”

― Garrett Hedlund

“I auditioned at four different colleges. When I got into the University of Michigan, my parents said, ‘Okay, maybe you do have talent.’”

― Gavin Creel

“I started ‘American Born Chinese’ as a mini-comic. I would write and draw a chapter, photocopy a hundred or so copies at the corner photocopy store, and then try to sell them on consignment through local comics shops. If I could sell maybe half a dozen, I’d be doing okay.”

― Gene Luen Yang

“If you’re the greatest, it’s okay to say you’re the greatest. My suggestion to everybody is to be their own greatest fan. Weaker personas and personalities define that as egotistical or arrogant, but what it means is their self-esteem isn’t that strong.”

― Gene Simmons

“Throughout Yorkshire’s history, the committee had not been known for its visionary approach. They just assumed that because Yorkshire had been fantastic in the past, and the county was full of kids wanting to play cricket, everything would be okay.”

― Geoffrey Boycott

“The government itself is running exactly like the Sopranos and they sit back and they make deals. And they say okay, ‘I’m going do this: France, you’re getting the pipelines.’”

― George Clooney

“The first time my mom read my very first book, she was like, ‘I’m not gonna belabor this. It’s not a big deal. But I have to ask the question: Is everything okay?’”

― Gillian Flynn

“I actually started my YouTube channel by accident! I was growing a fan base without even knowing it, and it’s all in my book ‘Is You Okay?’”

― GloZell

“Everything isn’t just gonna be okay. It doesn’t just have to be good.”

― GloZell

“I think I’m quite okay in ‘Bhagam Bhag.’”

― Govinda

“My mobile rang around lunchtime one day, and it was George Michael. He wanted to come in on Friday. We were like, ‘okay, if that’s what you want’. And he was a very good guest. That’s a real exception to the rule.”

― Graham Norton

“You don’t just have to be influenced by rock, or goth, anymore. It’s okay to say, ‘My influences are Tin Pan music from Bali and Rihanna.’ There are still so many combinations that haven’t been done yet.”

― Grimes

“I think I’m okay; I got a pretty good shot when I concentrate. I like pool.”

― Gza

“My goal is to send a message to Muslim women and young women everywhere that it’s okay to break stereotypes and be yourself.”

― Halima Aden

“When you’re going through a breakup, you should just let yourself feel everything so you can get over it as opposed to pretending everything’s okay and dragging it out.”

― Hannah Simone

“My father was brought up in an orphanage in the Catskills. He was a factory worker. And because his family wasn’t there for him, family was everything. We could disagree inside the house, but outside the house it was us against the world. So when I became a drag actor, he looked sideways but said okay.”

― Harvey Fierstein

“I’m so glad teenagers can look up to young girls and realize it’s okay to be voluptuous.”

― Hayley Hasselhoff

“Every art form has its own beauty, but blending it with other forms in separate ways is okay.”

― Hema Malini

“I’m actually on the Twitter like all those crazy young kids are, and if I’m going to do an in-store appearance or I post something on my website, I tweet these followers, a word I don’t like so much, and over 50,000 people go, like, ‘Okay, I got it.’”

― Henry Rollins

“Anything in this culture that stands still long enough eventually becomes okay if a person can derive an income from it. Eventually, pay-per-view public execution will happen, and it will be half-time entertainment.”

― Henry Rollins

“Coming from a big family, I learned a lot. Things don’t have to be perfect. You can do okay with ‘almost.’”

― Hollis Stacy

“Okay, well, I guess I’m still a kid. Because when I get really angry and fired up and I feel like my back is up against the wall, I will say vicious things.”

― Howard Stern

“I used to almost not look forward to recording, because it was like, ‘Okay, what am I going to have to sacrifice?’”

― Hozier

“I think that’s the whole point of Bridget Jones. It’s all about that it’s okay to fail.”

― Hugh Grant

“Differences among deaf people are okay, but we need to recognize those differences and work together.”

― I. King Jordan

“Oasis are okay, but they’re like The Sun: base.”

― Ian Brown

“We are in a bit of a policy box and it’s going to require us being willing to give up one of the two, which is it’s okay to take on more deficits but lets put in some massive spending. Alternatively to say, ‘we’re going to go through structural unemployment for a while because we want to address deficits.’”

― Indra Nooyi

“I think I’m an okay parent, but I’d put myself in the category of a musician-who-happened-to-become-a-father. I’m definitely not a father-who-happened-to-be-a-musician.”

― Jack Bruce

“Sometimes you have to be okay with what you are to the world, where you are in the world, and make the most of it.”

― Jack McBrayer

“I have friends of mine that are actors or singers, and they’re the classic guys where, they’re onstage, and they’re like, ‘Okay, the blonde in the third row, seat 24, bring her to my dressing room.’ I’ve never, never taken advantage of that, I swear to God.”

― Jaime Camil

“For target shooting, that’s okay. Get a license and go to the range. For defense of the home, that’s why we have police departments.”

― James Brady

“Denzel Washington, Sidney Poitier, Robert Redford, Tom Cruise: those guys have well-planned careers. I’m just on a journey. Wherever I run across a job, I say, ‘Okay, I’ll do that.’”

― James Earl Jones

“I like the Nova Corps; I just don’t like Nova that much! He’s okay, you know? I just don’t like that helmet!”

― James Gunn

“It’s rare that you sit down for an episode of ‘Psych’ and think, ‘Oh, that was just okay.’ For the most part, we’re either really knocking the ball around, or we’re striking out and failing miserably, but you don’t ever want to be anywhere in between.”

― James Roday

“My marriage? Up to now everything’s okay. But it’s a real marriage – imperfect and very difficult. It’s all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we’ve emotionally evolved.”

― Jamie Lee Curtis

“Being pregnant is the most natural thing our bodies can do. Our grandparents did it without all these books, and they came out okay.”

― Jamie-Lynn Sigler

“Between 18 and 26 I acted professionally, on the stage and a little bit on television. Acting is okay, but it’s quite pressurized. Then I went to England – I wanted to reinvent myself.”

― Jane Campion

“It’s okay to dream big.”

― Jason Day

“It’s okay to say what you want to do.”

― Jason Day

“Most pianists listen to about four or five different piano players before they call it quits and say, ‘Okay, I’ve got my thing together.’ Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and maybe Chick Corea. Or maybe before that, Oscar Peterson.”

― Jason Moran

“Sometimes it’s okay for careers to find you.”

― Jason Reynolds

“Let me just say that while I personally am very fond of John Boehner, his record of predicting what would happen if certain policies, economic policies were instituted is abysmal, okay?”

― Jay Carney

“We just want to help people understand that it’s okay to be transgender, and they’re just like everyone else.”

― Jazz Jennings

“Radical Islamic jihadists have a long-term vision. And if they have to stay in Europe to obtain a citizenship, to ultimately travel to the United States, and if it takes them five years or ten years, they’re okay with that. History has proven that.”

― Jeff Duncan

“Directing is really my favorite thing to do, but if I never directed again, I’d be okay if all the work I did was good.”

― Jeff Garlin

“Moths are okay. Actually, moths don’t bother me near as much as, say, spiders do.”

― Jeffrey Dean Morgan

“To my way of thinking, passive management of file assets is okay for screwing around with iPads, where we’re mainly watching TV on Netflix or obsessive-compulsively checking the popularity of our Instagram uploads.”

― Jeffrey Zeldman

“If I’m with a group of people, I’m okay, but actually I’m quite a nervous person if I’m just one-to-one with somebody.”

― Jenna-Louise Coleman

“If you’re playing a character that someone doesn’t like, that’s okay, but if you’re voicing your own opinions, they actually don’t like you!”

― Jennifer Coolidge

“I wanted to be a doctor when I was little, so I’m okay with blood and guts.”

― Jennifer Lawrence

“And I deal with all that by being like a perfectionist. But that’s okay.”

― Jennifer Lopez

“That was something that I learned: It’s actually okay if the way that I do my best is when I’m treated well.”

― Jenny Slate

“It’s okay if someone is disgusted or offended by my performance. It’s just a performance.”

― Jenny Zhang

“If there is a risk in a bank, our first question should be ‘Okay, what are you in the bank going to do about that? What can you do to recapitalise yourself?’. If the bank can’t do it, then we’ll talk to the shareholders and the bondholders, we’ll ask them to contribute in recapitalising the bank, and if necessary the uninsured deposit holders.”

― Jeroen Dijsselbloem

“Men, it’s okay to be a man!”

― Jesse Lee Peterson

“It’s been hard, but I’ve finally come to the realization that it’s okay to not be perfect.”

― Jessica Simpson

“It’s okay to be sad if things don’t go the way you had hoped.”

― Jessie James Decker

“When I went to school, I didn’t know a lick of English, but it was okay because there were so many immigrants in the area, a lot of the kids didn’t speak a lick of English, either. It was normal to have a wicked accent.”

― Jessie Reyez

“I was running the show on ‘United States of Tara’ and ‘How To Make It In America’ where I could say, ‘Okay, I’m in charge of everything now.’ But it still wasn’t my show.”

― Jill Soloway

“I have this intrinsic sense that everything will be okay.”

― Jillian Michaels

“I don’t make it in regular channels, and that’s okay for me.”

― Jim Carrey

“It’s inevitable that if you do okay on something like that you don’t just annoy people, that it will make a difference because it seemed like such a lot of people so, yes I would have to say that it has done.”

― Jo Brand

“It’s okay, when we as women are in a serving role. But it’s not okay, it appears, still, when we have full access to power.”

― Joan Kirner

“You can take charge, kick ass, do whatever you have to do and it’s okay. You can blow people up. These are things that are okay for cartoon characters to do.”

― Joan Severance

“There’s no substitute for experiencing ups and downs – seeing how it’s okay that things are overwhelming or broken sometimes and how companies recover from mistakes.”

― Joe Lonsdale

“A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign. That’s not okay.”

― Joe Walsh

“It’s okay to make mistakes. Mistakes are our teachers – they help us to learn.”

― John Bradshaw

“Bullying wasn’t okay in elementary school and it isn’t okay now, especially when it comes in the form of a U.S. Supreme Court decision.”

― John Doolittle

“But Walt and him shared the same kind of optimism. Walt believed in himself, and he was optimistic about what he wanted to do. He just knew it will be okay, and Dali was the same way. They had a great deal in common that way.”

― John Hench

“Most open-mic experiences I had were okay.”

― John Mulaney

“I’m seeing and hearing lots of B to B instruments, and everybody isn’t, you know, using them… a lot of these guys are trying to do it on conventional guitars, although that has its own sound, and maybe its okay.”

― John Sebastian

“When I got into songs like ‘Exist,’ I was like, ‘Okay, this riff has some bass sweeping in it, I’m definitely going to have to use a pick… but I guess I’ll have to learn how to sweep first!’”

― Johnny Christ

“I need to stay in the present and use that new-age mantra: ‘I’m okay right now.’ But I worry about all the things I’m failing at every moment.”

― Jonathan Ames

“It’s okay to learn from your mistakes, and it’s okay to be human.”

― Jonathan Scott

“So okay, I accepted, and I realized while working for that concert that I’d been missing something very important and vital to me, and that something was music.”

― Joseph Jarman

“You have to be okay with wins and losses. You can’t just be looking for the wins and, when the losses happen, you can’t buy more and more because you’re sure it’s going to bounce. We call that revenge trading.”

― Josh Brolin

“If you wanna be famous, then it’s okay if the music is fake, because fame isn’t real.”

― Josh Homme

“All of the children need to know, all of the little kiddies and fetuses out there. Even if they’re not out of the womb yet, they need to know that it’s okay to be whoever the heck you are.”

― Josie Totah

“People grow. It’s okay to grow. Some people find that difficult to grasp.”

― Joss Stone

“Not everyone loves me, but I have to be okay no matter what they think about me.”

― Joyce Meyer

“Different people have different opinions, and it’s okay to respect all of them.”

― Juan Pablo Galavis

“It’s tough when take 1 is technically okay and take 2 has better acting. Out here (Hollywood) they print the first one. That’s the one where we all hit the mark on the floor and who cares about the acting.”

― Judy Holliday

“I don’t often meet with strangers and feel okay about collaborating with them.”

― Julia Holter

“You need to prioritize. If you can’t get to everything or do everything, that’s okay.”

― Julie Chen

“I’m not a big fan of shooting something that looks like it could belong in any movie. I’m not a fan of, okay, ‘wide shot, wide shot, medium shot, close-up, close-up – we’ll figure it out in post.’ I hate that.”

― Justin Simien

“I realize that I’m not going to be everybody’s cup of tea, and that’s okay. I think that’s the point of music.”

― Kacey Musgraves

“I haven’t always felt it was okay to read romance novels. When I was younger, it embarrassed me to be seen with my books, but I’ve come out of the closet.”

― Karen Robards

“Okay, this is a secret, but I think that nursery rhymes are the most relaxing and fun songs.”

― Karisma Kapoor

“I’m okay with having horrible lower teeth.”

― Katy Perry

“I’m okay with having bad dance moves.”

― Katy Perry

“I’m okay if everything is honest and truthful and relatable. If it’s fabricated and ill-motived, it’s not good.”

― Katy Perry

“I’m okay with having bad dance moves. I’m okay with having horrible lower teeth. That’s what makes me me, and for some reason it’s worked out all right.”

― Katy Perry

“Staying stagnant is not okay.”

― Keke Palmer

“It’s okay if you get rejected 20, 30 or 200 times… You don’t need everyone to like your story – you just need one person who really likes your story.”

― Ken Liu

“Long before folks fretted the demise of ‘quantitative easing,’ I fretted its existence. It proved the reverse of its image, an antistimulus, and we’ve done okay not because of it, but despite it.”

― Kenneth Fisher

“I say a little prayer every time I see a race. I say a little prayer that the riders and the horses will be okay.”

― Kenny Troutt

“Yeah, I like being on my own. I do. I tend to be a loner, so I’m okay. I’m not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time.”

― Keri Russell

“I’m not okay when I have to be around everyone all the time.”

― Keri Russell

“With ‘Transparent’. When Amazon put ‘Transparent’ up, along with ‘Bosch’ and a few other things, I watched them, and I thought it was an interesting exercise. I didn’t comment on them, but I was like, ‘Okay, this is kind of cool.’”

― Kevin Bacon

“I love talent because they are passionate. They can be emotional and irrational and unpredictable… and that’s okay, because all we want is something exciting on the page and on the screen.”

― Kevin Reilly

“I was okay with school. My sister Kourtney was extremely smart. I always read a little slower.”

― Kim Kardashian

“I had a lot of resentment for a while toward Kim Novak. But I don’t mind her anymore. She’s okay. We’ve become friends. I even asked her before this trip for some beauty tips.”

― Kim Novak

“I have not thrown my money away on unnecessary things in my life, so I’m okay.”

― King Diamond

“It’s okay’, you know? It’s okay to be you. It’s okay to just not be okay. It’s okay to not be okay.”

― Kristen Stewart

“It’s okay to eat fish because they don’t have any feelings.”

― Kurt Cobain

“I feel limited in some ways because I have such young fans. But I’m okay with that; I do everything I want to do.”

― Kylie Jenner

“I do know that I have to work hard for every single thing that I get, really hard, and that’s okay.”

― Kyra Sedgwick

“I’m obsessed with ‘Homeland.’ It’s not even okay.”

― Laura Prepon

“Remember that it’s okay to get help, and it doesn’t make you weak.”

― Lauren Alaina

“We’re a band that’s never been okay with the status quo. In a way, it’s allowed us to be more open and confrontational in our music.”

― Lauren Mayberry

“It’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.”

― Lele Pons

“It’s not about doing something that’s as big as ‘Hamilton.’ That may never happen again, and that’s okay.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“I said, ‘Okay, Jesus, I’ll try you,’ and I haven’t looked back since.”

― Letitia Wright

“It is okay to play tough and try to hit guys hard in the course of the play – that’s fine – but I don’t like unnecessary roughness or things that happen after the play.”

― Le’Veon Bell

“When I was 9, I asked my mom if I could be on TV. She was like, ‘Well, okay. You can try.’”

― Liana Liberato

“When I saw my first Broadway show, ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ I was like, ‘Okay, I’m definitely gonna do this.’ After that, I did little shows and started auditioning.”

― Lilla Crawford

“It’s okay to be a freak.”

― Lisa Bonet

“I’m not a vegetarian, but while I don’t want to defend it, I try to be mindful about the amount of animal products I consume. I eat a lot of vegan meals at home, and I’m okay with paying more for higher quality meat and eggs as a tax.”

― Lisa Hanawalt

“I honestly never had the biological need to reproduce until I met my husband. But by the same token, even if we were unsuccessful, we were totally okay with adopting.”

― Lisa Ling

“The lesson that people can’t give me what they don’t have, and if there’s anything I took from it, it was: okay, I don’t really expect anyone to hand me anything. There’s going to be me and the world.”

― Liz Murray

“When I was 19, I joined a rock band, and that’s when I began to say, ‘Okay, this is something that I could take seriously.’ When I came to Minneapolis, it just refined everything.”

― Lizzo

“To me, my peers are Bruce Springsteen and Mick Jagger. I’m not talking age-wise, but in terms of careers. Madonna. Those are my peers. And I’m okay with that.”

― LL Cool J

“I think the stuff that plays on the radio, the majority of it is for teenagers, which is okay. That’s what pop radio is about. And some of it is great, and some of it is not.”

― LL Cool J

“To me, art supplies are always okay to buy.”

― Louis C. K.

“I grew up performing and singing. And acting, the idea of it just sort of fell into my lap. And I was a little hesitant at first, but I was like, ‘Okay, I’ll try it.’”

― Lucy Hale

“That’s something we should be taught as kids: To be okay with ourselves.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“I feel like I am a lot of who I am because I watched these shows that said it was okay to be a total weirdo. Shows like ‘Pete and Pete,’ ‘Hey, Dude,’ ‘Salute Your Shorts’ – that’s what I grew up with.”

― Mae Whitman

“There is very little room for relaxation, but as long as I capitalize on those brief moments of peace, I’m okay with that.”

― Maelle Gavet

“I think it’s okay not knowing what you want to become.”

― Manushi Chhillar

“I’m okay with myself. I had times when I was 15 about ‘Who I am?’ and ‘What am I?’ and where I want to go, and that’s behind me.”

― Marc-Andre Grondin

“The big advantage that we have as a venture capital firm over a hedge fund or a mutual fund is we have a 13-year lockup on our money. And so enterprise can go in and out of fashion four different times, and we can go and invest in one of these companies, and it’s okay, because we can stay the course.”

― Marc Andreessen

“I love, love songs, but sometimes it’s okay to just be young and talk about something other than getting married or falling in love.”

― Maren Morris

“On his own okay, Bush has authorized eavesdropping on as many as a thousand people over the past three years, with some of those intercepts being purely domestic, the New York Times reported.”

― Margaret Carlson

“To be in a magazine when you’re 20 is okay, but when you do it when you’re 65, it’s much more fun!”

― Marina Abramovic

“Was the Soviet Union reformable? I would say no. They said, ‘Okay, the Soviet Union isn’t working.’ They would say, ‘No, it’s great. We just need democracy, political pluralism, private property.’ And then there was no Soviet Union. The European Union is the same.”

― Marine Le Pen

“We’ve been conditioned to be incredibly avoidant. ‘I’m afraid I’ll be called a racist if I say something wrong,’ is the familiar retort. Well, okay, that’s scary and difficult, but staying silent, avoiding the issue, doesn’t mean that racism goes away.”

― Marjorie Liu

“It’s okay to take the food out of the mouths of the citizens from a government that’s plotting an attack directly on American soil.”

― Mark Kirk

“At Penn State, I ran distance and cross country as a walk-on. I wound up running a lot of marathons, 30-plus. I was okay. I won one in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I think it was around 2:30. I could crank those out all day.”

― Mark Parker

“We recycle everything in my house. I’m not into any particular organizations, but I’m doing my part and that makes me feel okay.”

― Mark-Paul Gosselaar

“We kind of have an ingrained, parasitic society. We kind of think it’s okay to eat your neighbor.”

― Mark Pellegrino

“It’s okay to be misunderstood – as long as you’re not misunderstood by your consumers.”

― Mark Pincus

“I don’t get paid if my clients don’t get better by a certain time period. And sure, I have not been paid before. We all fail sometimes; it’s okay.”

― Marshall Goldsmith

“To each his own. You like what you like. If you want someone who’s big-boned and you like that, ain’t nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that’s okay, too.”

― Martin Lawrence

“If you want someone who’s big-boned and you like that, ain’t nothing wrong with having a little extra meat on there. If you like them thin-boned, then that’s okay, too.”

― Martin Lawrence

“Forty-five percent of Iraqi citizens think it is morally okay to attack American troops.”

― Marty Meehan

“My first two books are out of print and, okay, they can sleep there comfortably. It’s early work, derivative work.”

― Mary Oliver

“When push comes to shove, we all should know most Americans want the same things, but just disagree on how to get there, which is why it should be okay to not panic if the other party wins.”

― Matt Taibbi

“I grew up in Florida, so every now and then, we’d have a garter snake in the lawn. But I’m not super okay with them.”

― Maulik Pancholy

“Even in comedy, I’m always the straight guy, which is okay because that’s a skill. But it would be nice to get out of that box.”

― Maura Tierney

“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

“I have faith that I’ll find love again, and if I don’t, I’m okay with that.”

― Mayte Garcia

“I cry for a lot of good things that happen. I cry a lot, okay?”

― Meghan Trainor

“When you come to Germany as a Jew you have an uneasy feeling, but I’ve always felt okay in Berlin.”

― Mel Brooks

“I’m really stubborn, and I’m okay with that.”

― Melanie Martinez

“As long as there’s pasta and Chinese food in the world, I’m okay.”

― Michael Chang

“People pull away from something if it’s not of good taste. People lean into something if it’s okay.”

― Michael Patrick King

“Horror fans need horror, okay? They don’t need little worms squirming around going down your throat. To them, that’s not horror.”

― Michael Rooker

“Every video I’ve made has an inspirational message behind it. Since day one, I thought, ‘Okay, I want my audience to be, like, Disney members.’ So if that’s the case, I have to keep everything rated G.”

― Michelle Phan

“Relationships are complicated – put it that way, okay?”

― Mike Patton

“I’d probably say I’m very strong. If somebody says something horrible, I’m like, ‘Okay, whatever.’”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“I’m happy to be on a show that’s bridging that gap of ‘Okay, I’m not a teenager anymore, I’m a man.’”

― Milo Ventimiglia

“You can be heartbroken about a relationship but also, from it, realize you are you, and you’re okay with who you are or where you came from.”

― Mitski

“My character, Taylor McKessie, is a little bit brighter in the math and science department than I am… okay, a lot.”

― Monique Coleman

“My mom said, ‘You are reckless, and you need to get married.’ And I was like, ‘Okay.’”

― Mustafa Ali

“Adding ‘just kidding’ doesn’t make it okay to insult the Principal.”

― Nancy Cartwright

“Some critics have been very harsh. That’s okay. I like honest criticism.”

― Nargis Fakhri

“Somebody told me long ago that in acting, it’s okay to steal, just steal from the best.”

― Nathan Fillion

“No one escapes being haunted by something that absolutely terrifies them to the core, but very few feel it’s okay to admit what it is that haunts us.”

― Nicholas Brendon

“I don’t have to do things just to please people. It’s okay to do what I love because what I love, my fans love. And they’re really the only ones that should matter.”

― Nicki Minaj

“I’m willing to give up a little control but not a lot. So I say I want the money, but when push comes to shove, I’m not sure I’ll be able to compromise in order to make the big studio movie. Maybe something in between would be okay, like a low-budget studio film.”

― Nicole Holofcener

“I think I look okay.”

― Nicole Richie

“When I saw Kate Moss’s champagne tower from her wedding, I was like, ‘Okay, check – I want that. I want fireworks.’”

― Nikki Bella

“Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. Take that off the table. Tell both sides to come together and say, ‘Okay, you decide how you want to split up Jerusalem. You decide if you’re going to create boundaries or borders there.’ And let them decide.”

― Nikki Haley

“It’s okay for a guy to be a baddie, but a woman? No, we can’t deal with that.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“I just think that we’re all humans; we all mess up. It’s okay: we should give people room to learn from their mistakes. That’s how evolution happens.”

― Noel Wells

“People are like, ‘Are Nimona and Ballister romantic?’ And I’m like, ‘No! Of course not.’ ‘Well, are Ballister and Goldenloin in a relationship?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, okay.’”

― Noelle Stevenson

“I was like, ‘Okay, cool, I’ma learn how to produce my own beats,’ and I stuck to it. Now, it’s hard to even take a beat from anyone else.”

― PartyNextDoor

“Sure I destroyed my guitar at every concert, but it was okay, because I’d always get a shiny new one the very next day.”

― Patti Smith

“I like taking genres and subverting them. I did that with ‘In the Valley of Elah.’ I said, ‘Okay, this is just a murder mystery. Relax.’ And then, two thirds of the way through, I broke every convention of a murder mystery.”

― Paul Haggis

“No one goes to WrestleMania wanting to walk away goin,g ‘Yeah, it was okay, but I thought last year’s was better.’”

― Paul Heyman

“I’ve hitchhiked – it is ‘hitchhiked,’ and not ‘hitchedhike’ like ‘passersby,’ right? – a couple of times, but only in emergency situations, and that’s really the time that it’s okay to hitchhike.”

― Paul Rudd

“No, really. Just do it. You have some kind of weird reasons that are okay.”

― Paul Thomas Anderson

“I’m Jewish. I’ve always had a thing where it’s okay to dance with the devil, just don’t become the devil. Even at my peak, I never went too over the top.”

― Pauly Shore

“Now with tabloids and seeing people walking around in sweats pumping gas you’re like, ‘Okay, they’re just like us.’”

― Penelope Ann Miller

“The interesting thing is that New Order finished on an okay note. It was only after we split that things got worse.”

― Peter Hook

“Sometimes it’s okay for an audience not to understand everything that’s going on.”

― Peter Morgan

“Every album, I’m worried that I’m a dork and a fraud – ‘What if I can’t sing anymore?’ Then I stop thinking and start playing guitar, and I realize that it’s okay to suck, and move forward.”

― Pink

“In the ’50s, audiences accepted a level of artifice that the audiences in 1966 would chuckle at. And the audiences of 1978 would chuckle at what the audience of 1966 said was okay, too. The trick is to try to be way ahead of that curve, so they’re not chuckling at your movies 20 years down the line.”

― Quentin Tarantino

“I personally do not drink. To drink or not to is one’s own choice. So long as it doesn’t affect others, it is okay.”

― Rakul Preet Singh

“I have a biology degree, okay?”

― Rand Paul

“A question I get asked a lot is ‘What is it like to play the straight guy all the time?’ And I’m totally okay with it.”

― Rashida Jones

“I had someone correct my grammar once on a blind date, and within the first 10 minutes the date was over. You just don’t correct somebody’s grammar. That’s just not okay. I’m from Tennessee, so I probably say everything wrong. I might have said ‘ain’t,’ or something like that.”

― Reese Witherspoon

“I am glad I tried something different with ‘A Flying Jatt’. I will be okay even if I failed with this film.”

― Remo D’Souza

“Paradoxically, we have become so ethnocentric in our relativism that we feel it is only okay for others – not us – to think their religion is superior!”

― Rene Girard

“I’m a humble guy, okay?”

― Richard Paul Evans

“The idea that everyone in their lives has played a video game is becoming more acceptable to the general audience. Now we just need to work on the idea that, even out of adolescence, that it’s okay to still play.”

― Rob Manuel

“I always try to stick to the script because I want to respect the writers, and I want to respect the director. But if the director and my fellow actors are okay with me playing with it a little bit, then I definitely want to play with it.”

― Rob Riggle

“I think it was always okay to be a geek.”

― Robin Hobb

“Now, I don’t know about my peers, but I get nervous – okay, I genuinely freak out – when an actor starts trying on a Southern accent. That’s for Brits trying to find the easiest way to sound American.”

― Rod Lurie

“It’s okay to have personal ambitions, but you have to take someone with you.”

― Roger Staubach

“Any individual that would be running for office, if they would say something that crosses a line and, in the end, is so significant, so major, that you couldn’t support them, I’d have to withdraw support from any individual, okay?”

― Ron Johnson

“Through time and dedication, we will make it okay to be a proud Democrat in the South once again.”

― Ronnie Musgrove

“It’s okay to be fat. So you’re fat. Just be fat and shut up about it.”

― Roseanne Barr

“I decided to start professionally making music at about 11. I was like, ‘Okay, this is something I really want to do.’”

― Roshon Fegan

“People don’t want to think… I mean, they don’t! They just want to say, ‘Oh, okay, feminists are humorless man-haters,’ and that’s simply not the case. There are radical people and radical ideas in absolutely every movement, but that doesn’t mean they define the ideals.”

― Roxane Gay

“I try to create an environment where it’s okay to make a mistake, though it’s not okay to be unfocused or come in unprepared. I’m challenging and demanding, but very patient. I don’t tell you how to get there and I don’t show you what to do, though I’ll ask leading questions.”

― Ruben Santiago-Hudson

“I’m racing against me. As long as I come across the finish, I’ll be okay.”

― Ruben Studdard

“Somehow, it always worked. Kneeling at the side of my bed and talking to the Lord made everything okay.”

― Ruby Bridges

“It is okay to experiment with language. Writers such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf experimented with writing, but basically, one must have a familiarity with the language. And to have that, one must respect it.”

― Ruskin Bond

“Concerning PDA: Anything that can be described as ‘cute’ is okay. Anything that can be described as ‘mating’ is not okay.”

― Ryan Hansen

“My father realizes that he did okay with me. He did the best he could.”

― Sage Stallone

“I hate Yeats! A lot of his poems are not very good, but some are obviously okay. But how has he become this sort of emblem of literary Irishness when he was this horrible man? He was a huge fan of Mussolini. He was really into fascism. He believed deeply in the idea of a ‘noble class’ who are superior by birth to the plebs.”

― Sally Rooney

“I had a very difficult relationship with my father, which ended up okay, but there were many difficult years.”

― Salman Rushdie

“Everybody loves ‘The Wire,’ and I think it’s okay, but in the end it’s just a police series.”

― Salman Rushdie

“I probably could be a world-class screenwriter by now if I had spent the kind of work I devote on Comedy Death-Ray to that. But I do okay, in that regard. I mean, my stuff gets bought, so it’s all right.”

― Scott Aukerman

“I was 20 years old and I said, ‘Okay, if I can’t get on TV by 25 then I’ll consider another career.’ You have to give yourself these arbitrary deadlines just to keep yourself focused and on track.”

― Scott Rogowsky

“It’s okay to be crazy, but don’t be insane.”

― Sean Combs

“I just think guys should be mindful, ‘Okay, this guy is a hundred pounds lighter than me. Maybe I shouldn’t hit him full on,’ even if it’s in a safe spot.”

― Sean Waltman

“I’m going to hang out with people, and I’m going to explore myself, and I’m okay with that.”

― Selena Gomez

“I think it’s okay to be afraid, but it’s not okay to let it rule your life.”

― Shalita Grant

“I get it, okay? I shouldn’t be doing this. I shouldn’t be giving Jake Paul a platform.”

― Shane Dawson

“One of the shocking things when I go back to Canada is they cut off the tall trees – it’s sort of like everyone’s the same. Everyone’s going to be the same, we’re all okay. Just the, sort of, cultural, ‘We’re all okay.’”

― Shane Smith

“Everything will be okay. I have a sticker on my laptop that says that.”

― Sharon Van Etten

“What the world needs to know is that it’s okay to need help.”

― Shawn Crahan

“I see a cute guy in Starbucks and I’m like… ‘Oh, okay,’ and I walk out. But who knows? Maybe I will ask somebody on a date soon!”

― Shay Mitchell

“Who says what is the right way and what isn’t? That is some imagined social construct that people made up to feel okay about being average.”

― Shayna Baszler

“Writing makes everything else in my life okay; it makes everything make sense.”

― Sheila Heti

“My life is okay, my life is pretty good.”

― Shia LaBeouf

“I have a disproportionate amount of faith in the goodness of the world and that everything will actually work out okay.”

― Sloane Crosley

“So many women are financially dependent on men. So why can’t men be dependent on women? I’m totally okay with it.”

― Sonam Kapoor

“I’ve had tattoos since I was like 16, but if you would have asked the younger me to get a tattoo that symbolized my sexuality, I would have told you no, because that’s how not okay I used to be with it.”

― Sonya Deville

“The ‘Ponyboy’ single is coming out next because it’s the other bit of the pole of the record. Sort of everything I’m interested in happens on that axis – everything I’m interested in this material happens on that axis, and so I was really excited to tour ‘It’s Okay to Cry’ and ‘Ponyboy.’”

― Sophie

“I don’t really care if I play really well, well, or okay. I want to win.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“I wish I could do a lot of things different. I’m not going to tell you what they are, but if I had a list of all my films right now, I’d go, ‘Okay, I’ll cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out and cross that one out.’ Really. But I’ve made over 40 films. How can I not have some losers in there?”

― Steve Martin

“Folks, it’s okay to find flamboyant homosexuality funny.”

― Steven Crowder

“I don’t get up, get dressed, go out, and think, ‘Okay, I gotta find eight jokes.’”

― Steven Wright

“To me, the box-office is basically the cost of film. If your film costs so much and your box-office is so much and a bit more, you are okay.”

― Sunny Deol

“It may take you months or even a few years to build up an adequate emergency savings fund. That’s okay.”

― Suze Orman

“As long as I get to do the kind of work I want to do, I am okay with being a Z-lister.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“It is okay to be an outsider, a recent arrival, new on the scene – and not just okay, but something to be thankful for… Because being an insider can so easily mean collapsing the horizons, can so easily mean accepting the presumptions of your province.”

― Tan Le

“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 don’t compare myself to anyone else; I don’t make comments about anyone else because they do what feels right for them, and that’s okay by me.”

― Taylor Swift

“During seventy years of TV, the audience came to feel that the rules are, you can’t kill the second lead on your TV show! Whatever’s going to happen, it’s all okay because there’s no way they can kill the star.”

― Terence Winter

“The second time I went to jail, I was like, ‘Okay, this is not the move.’”

― The Notorious B.I.G.

“I was a good student. I started college at 16 years old and did okay.”

― Theodore Melfi

“I always want to put out an album when I know what it’s going to be about. I don’t want to throw in all these random songs and say, ‘Okay, that’s an album.’”

― Tiffany Hwang

“If it turns out that there are emotions and values that are more numerous and more vibrant than indifference and hatred, things are going to be okay. That depends on us.”

― Timothy D. Snyder

“I may be boring, but that’s okay; I don’t want to hard-sell myself.”

― Tina Ambani

“There’s a broad range of male rappers, so if they’re going out on a limb and they sound different, it’s okay, because we have 20 other rappers doing what the radio wants… as far as females, there aren’t as many, so if you want to compete, you have to sound just like this, because that’s the only thing hot right now.”

― Tink

“I’m an okay drummer, I’m an okay bass player, I’m an okay keyboardist, and I’m a quite good guitar player.”

― Tobias Forge

“It’s okay for me to make jokes about disabled people and people with horrible diseases because they make me uncomfortable, and I don’t want to be like them.”

― Tom Segura

“There’s this weird thing about acting where you have to wait for somebody to ask you to do it; like you have to wait for a director to say it’s okay.”

― Tom Sturridge

“My message to women is it’s okay not to toe the party line on every issue. You don’t have to be a puppet or a mouthpiece for your party on every issue. You can be an independent thinker; you can take it issue by issue, and that’s okay. You shouldn’t be told, ‘You can’t sit with us.’”

― Tomi Lahren

“I like to make movies on the west side of the Mississippi River, and a lot of times, the movies I direct have horses and big hats in them and get called westerns, but that’s okay. I used to resent that, but I don’t anymore.”

― Tommy Lee Jones

“I foolishly thought that if I just ‘made it’ then everything would be okay. And everything wasn’t okay.”

― Trent Reznor

“It’s not okay for me to behave as if I’m cynical about the future. Even if I am.”

― Trevor Paglen

“Oh, gosh, okay… well, my biggest injury was probably a bone chip in my ankle that required surgery.”

― Trish Stratus

“I’m a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it’s okay if there are flaws here and there.”

― Tyra Banks

“Rumours are a part and parcel of being an actor, and I am okay with that.”

― Uday Kiran

“I started thinking: ‘Okay, what’s wrong with wearing a bikini? I look better than I looked in quite a few years, so why not? What am I afraid of?”

― Valerie Bertinelli

“There’s no way you can possibly intellectually justify, ‘Well, it’s okay for the Western Judeo-Christian countries to have nuclear weapons, but not for a country like Iran.’ That logic goes nowhere fast.”

― Valerie Plame

“My mom helped me get started when I was younger. I started with singing. An agent saw me singing on stage at the Palm Springs Festival, and recommended I get into acting, so I was like, ‘Oh, okay.’ I just started from there, singing and acting.”

― Vanessa Morgan

“I like my privacy. I was completely okay when people didn’t recognise me.”

― Varun Tej

“My first year of college was tough. I thought that just being an athlete I could get by. I thought I was okay until I got kicked out, which happened twice.”

― Victor Cruz

“I was an okay singer. I was an okay dancer. But acting? Never could do it.”

― Victoria Beckham

“You may not be like everyone else, but that’s okay. Be who God made you to be.”

― Victoria Osteen

“When I came up with Ethereum, my first first thought was, ‘Okay, this thing is too good to be true.’ As it turned out, the core Ethereum idea was good – fundamentally, completely sound.”

― Vitalik Buterin

“I felt the Lord telling me just to be patient all year. Whether it happened this year, next, or never, everything was going to be okay.”

― Webb Simpson

“I’ve always been a thin girl. I’m not going to be fat, ever. Let’s get that straight. Whitney is not going to be fat, ever. Okay?”

― Whitney Houston

“I am part of the 1 percent of the 1 percent. By that, I mean that I am fortunate to be a wealthy American, and I say, ‘It’s okay to raise my taxes.’”

― Whitney Tilson

“I’m a big old egotistical baby and that’s okay. I can accept it.”

― Whoopi Goldberg

“I figure it’s okay to make certain rules, whether or not people despise you for it at the time.”

― Will Oldham

“Celebrity is okay as long as you know it’s not about you.”

― Willem Dafoe

“What I’ve learned is that it’s okay to take from heroes, such as Debussy, but it has to be filtered through my own personality so that ultimately it’s me.”

― William Kraft

“America is so accustomed to some depiction of native people that is entirely racist, and there’s a perception that that is okay.”

― Winona LaDuke

“What’s awful about being famous and being an actress is when people come up to you and touch you. That’s scary, and they just seem to think it’s okay to do it, like you’re public property.”

― Winona Ryder

“Everything I do, I try to think, ‘Okay, what are the ramifications?’ Like, with the clothes I wear, I prefer if it’s grown organically, because cotton – which is what’s used in most clothing – takes up 50 percent of all pesticide use.”

― Woody Harrelson

“There are things that are only palatable until they become uncomfortable for us, so it’s very easy to complain about some problem the minute it becomes a problem for you. But you’re okay with certain aspects of gentrification if they’re the aspects you like.”

― Wyatt Cenac

“After I was 70, I realized that, ‘Okay, I would like to have another 50 years, and I probably could.’ But part of me is saying, ‘Maybe I’m not going to have that much time.’”

― Yoko Ono

“When clients come to my design agency and say ‘I want to be the Apple of this or that,’ we say ‘Okay, are you ready to be the Steve Jobs?’ Few are up to the task.”

― Yves Behar

“I believe in being diligent but also cut yourself some slack. It’s okay in the grand scheme of life.”

― Yvonne Orji

“I’m not one of these new supermodel girls on Instagram in bikinis. I’m different, but that’s okay.”

― Zelda Williams

“It turns out I do okay just playing an angry self-righteous woman.”

― Zoe Bell
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