Top 811 Watching Quotes of 2020

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“When I was in the West Coast watching the Giants, Rich Aurilia was a guy I always liked.”

― Aaron Judge

“It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have.”

― Aaron Lazar

“I grew up watching the Olympics and did some athletics for my school, winning the Welsh pentathlon championship.”

― Aaron Ramsey

“If the characters on ‘The West Wing’ were watching a TV show wherein a character like Trump was leading in the polls, they wouldn’t find it believable.”

― Aaron Sorkin

“The function of the killer and watching him – whatever that says about the world in which we live – it was always more about that world than it was about the actual watching.”

― Aaron Yoo

“I love the intimacy of TV. I love the fact that you don’t necessarily have the pressure of an audience or anyone around watching it – just you and it.”

― Abi Morgan

“I’ve been really lucky with the people that I’ve gotten to work with. I learn a lot from them, just by watching them.”

― Abigail Breslin

“Yes, sir, I was in the processing room watching them actually process the film.”

― Abraham Zapruder

“For anyone watching Ring of Honor out of the gate, they knew when they were watching an ROH event that they were watching a different level of wrestler from what they had seen.”

― Adam Cole

“’Portlandia’ – love it. I can consume three episodes of it without even realizing I’m watching TV.”

― Adam Pally

“The stuff I like watching is the stuff that leaves you with a lot of questions when it’s finished.”

― Adeel Akhtar

“I didn’t grow up watching Hindi films and loving them, or wanting to become a Bollywood actor. That, to me, was the most fantastical idea.”

― Aditya Roy Kapur

“A femtosecond is comparable to one second in 32 million years. It is like watching a 32-million-year movie to see one second.”

― Ahmed Zewail

“I was a religious ‘SNL’ watcher all through middle school. I was obsessed with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri – they were on right when I found the show. Then I started watching the older episodes, and it just totally blew my mind that my dream show already existed.”

― Aidy Bryant

“Do you realize if it weren’t for Edison we’d be watching TV by candlelight?”

― Al Boliska

“I’m watching the charts every week and hoping something will pop into my head.”

― Al Yankovic

“I don’t mind watching plays once in a while, but as long as I don’t have to be in them.”

― Alan Arkin

“I’m more inclined to linger in the science pages of ‘The Week’ magazine. But my principle obsessions are still watching sitcoms and football.”

― Alan Davies

“My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one.”

― Alanis Morissette

“There’s a reason there are 50,000 cop shows and firefighter shows: Watching them is cool.”

― Alec Berg

“I had watched wrestling grow up. I found it amazing. I loved watching wrestling.”

― Alexa Bliss

“I don’t think I miss anything by not watching television.”

― Alexandra Paul

“All the young voters who flocked to Obama in droves grew up watching ‘The Daily Show’ and the ‘Colbert Report.’”

― Alexandra Petri

“Ever since I started watching Premier League, I found English football very appealing.”

― Alexis Sanchez

“I grew up in South Africa without a television; there was no television, and the year after I left, television arrived in South Africa, so I have never really acquired a taste for watching television.”

― Alice Krige

“Watching everyone root through their psyche, it just delights me. Especially R. Crumb’s stuff.”

― Alison Bechdel

“In Tbilisi in 1990, I recall watching zealous Georgians smash statues of Lenin and Stalin. A few days earlier, though, in Moscow I had been invited to address the Red Army, as one of the first Brits to benefit from Glasnost. The subject they chose: The Cuban Missile Crisis.”

― Alistair Horne

“I have been listening to sport and watching sport on the BBC since I was a tiny boy.”

― Allan McNish

“Anytime there is a Bigfoot show, where they supposedly have recordings of him, I am watching. I love the idea of Bigfoot. I want him to be out there somewhere.”

― Allen Covert

“I’ve been amazed watching people who are not ready with their scripts when they’re getting a lot of attention.”

― Allison Anders

“Do not allow watching food to replace making food.”

― Alton Brown

“At first, I was saying to my rep, ‘I don’t know if this is really my thing.’ I get heart palpitations just watching basic comedy-horror stuff.”

― Alycia Debnam-Carey

“I’m just terrible with watching movies.”

― Alyson Stoner

“I’ve grown up with kids watching me and as they’re growing up, I’m growing up.”

― Amanda Bynes

“I grew up watching stuff with Jim Carey, Robin Williams and Sandra Bullock in them. I’ve always been attracted to the actors who are a little more off beat.”

― Amanda Crew

“My earliest childhood memory is watching the sunlight through a jar of amber full of wasps.”

― Amanda Harlech

“Shawn Kemp was the player that I grew up watching, when he was with the SuperSonics.”

― Amar’e Stoudemire

“I fell in love with Nawaz on-screen after watching ‘Gangs of Wasseypur.’ So my love story starts with him from there. I was quite nervous to act alongside him. He is an excellent actor.”

― Amy Jackson

“I love watching TV.”

― Amy Schumer

“My children, who are almost two: watching them develop has made me pay much closer attention to how we become who we are.”

― Amy Waldman

“I understood that without English I would never get far, so my dream was to become a receptionist, and so I started to learn English from watching ‘Sesame Street.’”

― Anchee Min

“The most amazing thing is being onstage and watching the audience sing every song lyric for lyric.”

― Andra Day

“I am actually scared of even watching a horror movie.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“I grew up watching Pedroia play.”

― Andrew Benintendi

“I recognized… very, very early on that ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN and Fox News were dependent on The Associated Press and Reuters. So my daily intake of information is from watching the newswires.”

― Andrew Breitbart

“’Othello’ is the most domestic of Shakespeare’s tragedies and the one that’s likely to strike a personal note with a lot of people watching it.”

― Andrew Davies

“Anything that’s memorable about a movie is often what a test audience will object to because they’re being asked to be experts. They just compare the film they finished watching to all of the other films that they’ve seen.”

― Andrew Dominik

“I don’t like writing straight-up thrillers. I like writing about families hurled into crisis and danger – soccer moms and regular dads and husbands who might have to rescue their daughters or who are, say, hedge fund managers and have one foot on the sidelines watching their kids and the other in nefarious cover-ups and conspiracies.”

― Andrew Gross

“I went through a period of watching probably too many Bergman films in a row. I felt like I’d discovered the answer to what cinema should be.”

― Andrew Haigh

“When I was growing up, I was watching fairly standard American cinema.”

― Andrew Haigh

“People I get the most star-struck by are people I’ve sort of grown up with watching. So, for example, working with Debby Ryan, when I first met her, I was a bit nervous and a bit star-struck because I had grown up watching her TV shows on the Disney Channel.”

― Angourie Rice

“Watching ‘Interstellar’ is really like watching two movies slowly collide with each other.”

― Annalee Newitz

“I’ve written a lot of songs from watching women speak about women empowerment.”

― Anne-Marie

“I went to a really small school, and it had a really small theater department. They didn’t talk about Broadway. I learned about it through watching the Tony Awards.”

― Annie Wersching

“With anything, and especially with the pallet of viewers in watching anything on TV and film, you have to entertain them.”

― Anthony Hemingway

“I grew up watching Westerns.”

― Anthony Hemingway

“I grew up watching ‘Rocky.’ I still love that movie, the original one.”

― Antoine Fuqua

“I enjoy watching talented cooks bringing together ingredients into a fabulous dish.”

― Anton du Beke

“I don’t know any people that like watching themselves. I prefer not to.”

― Antony Starr

“There is nothing more painful than watching a child with a terminal disease.”

― Ara Parseghian

“The choice of films I make is directly proportional to the kind of cinema I have grew up watching.”

― Arjun Kapoor

“I have grown up watching Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Dev Anand, Amitabh Bachchan and the likes. These are actors who have changed with time. They have no shelf-life. They have immortalised themselves because they have evolved with time.”

― Arjun Rampal

“So instead of watching TV, we read every night together as a family.”

― Arne Duncan

“I love watching ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Rome,’ and ‘Spartacus’ from the period dramas genre.”

― Ashish Sharma

“In bluegrass, there’s a lot of joke-telling and a lot of banter between bandmates. It’s like improv or watching the ‘Carol Burnett Show.’”

― Ashley McBryde

“I’ve been watching ‘Power.’ I’ve been hooked on it.”

― Ashley Young

“I am a huge fan of the Siddique sir’s Malayalam comedies. I grew up watching them. I am also his daughter’s classmate in school.”

― Asin

“I love watching movies, and I’m very inspired by movies when it comes to songwriting!”

― Astrid S

“I have always enjoyed watching my songs make people cry.”

― Aurora

“Even if we’re just watching HGTV with a glass of wine, that’s date night at my house.”

― Ayesha Curry

“Instead of cartoons, I was the kid who was watching Food Network, falling asleep to Emeril and Rachael Ray.”

― Ayesha Curry

“I have grown up watching conventional films. I am a huge fan.”

― Ayushmann Khurrana

“I learned how to speak English watching television.”

― Azita Ghanizada

“Somehow I feel a little bit odd in Tiananmen Square because I was a soldier, in a uniform, watching those leaders and tanks, and I was part of them.”

― Bai Ling

“’Annie Hall’ and ‘The Graduate’ are incredible films. Why should we be deprived of watching them because some of the men that made them are bad?”

― Bari Weiss

“I worked for Oprah Winfrey for two years right out of college in 2004. I was a director’s assistant on the film ‘Their Eyes Were Watching God,’ which Oprah produced.”

― Barry Jenkins

“Broadcasters have a responsibility to serve the public interest and protect Americans from objectionable content, particularly during the hours when children are likely to be watching.”

― Bart Gordon

“I was watching ‘Heroine,’ and I really liked Kareena Kapoor a lot!”

― Barun Sobti

“A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching.”

― Bas Rutten

“I kinda started watching wrestling through Lucha Libre because my grandmother was always watching Lucha Libre.”

― Bayley

“There are many things that you just observe while watching Steyn. Just seeing him bowl is a great learning in itself.”

― Bhuvneshwar Kumar

“I learned a lot just watching people perform.”

― Bill Hader

“I think feature films sell on the idea, and I think TV works based almost entirely on execution. I don’t think anybody is going, ‘Wow, that show is executed poorly, but the idea is so cool I just have to keep watching.’”

― Bill Lawrence

“This really should be kept secret, but you can learn a lot by watching the making-of DVDs. Every actor should do it. You figure out what you’re dealing with.”

― Bill Murray

“But with comics you’re reading and assimilating an image simultaneously, instead of just reading or watching the tube.”

― Bill Sienkiewicz

“I was watching Burt Reynolds movies when I was a kid, going, ‘That’s what I want to do.’”

― Billy Burke

“I avoid watching other people’s versions of films or plays that I work on.”

― Billy Crudup

“Baseball hasn’t been the national pastime for many years now – no sport is. The national pastime, like it or not, is watching television.”

― Bob Greene

“For a comedian, there is nothing better than watching another great comedian.”

― Bob Newhart

“I don’t want to do just anything on screen and get frustrated watching myself in a film.”

― Bobby Deol

“My audiences love watching my films.”

― Bobby Deol

“If there was a dream match I could do, it would definitely be in a match against Curt Hennig. I think, growing watching him, I have hours and hours and hours of footage of ‘Mr. Perfect’ Curt Hennig and just studied his stuff for years.”

― Bobby Roode

“I love watching Santi Cazorla.”

― Bojan Krkic

“When I was a kid, I was always watching genre movies on TV.”

― Bong Joon-ho

“It’s just so overwhelming to think, ‘OK, the whole world is watching this!’”

― Bonnie Blair

“Realistically, guys who are into gaming are not necessarily watching television.”

― Bonnie Hammer

“I grew up watching ‘The Tonight Show’ and Jimmy Fallon on ‘SNL.’”

― Borns

“I think we love watching people that are flawed because we’re all flawed.”

― Brad Garrett

“I was a fan of Lance Armstrong, and I remember watching him win the Worlds in ’93 in Oslo.”

― Bradley Wiggins

“I was watching Orson Welles and Jean Vigo films at a ridiculously young age.”

― Brady Corbet

“I go through phases of watching a ton of dance/performance, and I am bizarrely well-informed on the subject.”

― Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

“I think I grew a grey watching you procrastinate.”

― Brandon Boyd

“I was so enthralled watching ‘Guys and Dolls’ and learning about the Rat Pack.”

― Brendon Urie

“When I was a kid, I grew up watching musicals.”

― Brendon Urie

“You are watching what greatness is all about.”

― Brent Musburger

“’Superstar’ Billy Graham was someone that my dad taught from A to Z, from tying up to submission wrestling. Billy was more of a showman than a wrestler. My dad used to love tying Billy in knots, and Iron Sheik would be watching.”

― Bret Hart

“I don’t have any personal grudge against Vince Russo, but I just know watching the shows that all his shows look the same.”

― Bret Hart

“I don’t really like watching myself – it isn’t necessarily one of my favourite things to do.”

― Brett Kelly

“When I was 13, Eddie Murphy was to me what Chris Tucker was to 13-year-olds when I made ‘Rush Hour.’ And ‘Rush Hour’ really came out of the fact that I grew up watching ‘Beverly Hills Cop’ and ’48 Hrs.’”

― Brett Ratner

“I learn more from the audience than I can from anybody else. Not from what they write on the scorecards, but how they respond to the movie while they’re watching it – where they laugh and where they react.”

― Brett Ratner

“I think audiences are quite comfortable watching something coming into being.”

― Brian Eno

“Watching the completed version of The Two Towers for example, I was very conscious of scenes – sometimes whole sequences – that I had seen being filmed or edited but which hadn’t made it into the final cut.”

― Brian Sibley

“I have been the hugest HBO fan since I was 3, watching programming that I had no business watching as a child.”

― Brian Tyree Henry

“Nudity is who people are at the most interesting point of the evening, when they take off their protective layer, when no one is watching.”

― Bridget Fonda

“Working with Gale Anne Hurd has been a dream of mine. I mean, I grew up watching ‘Terminator’ and ‘Aliens’ and watching Sigourney Weaver just slay!”

― Britne Oldford

“When I was a kid, and I was watching TV, I just loved it so much that I wanted to crawl into that TV.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“I always doodled as a kid while I was talking on the phone or watching TV.”

― Bruce Eric Kaplan

“I’ve learned people are watching, so don’t do nothing stupid.”

― Bruno Mars

“I think, and I mean this sincerely, I was raised humbly. We were a lower middle income family and a household that was scrimping by at times. We were watching the dollar, stretching the dollar, and coupons. It was all those things.”

― Bryan Cranston

“My dad’s not here, but he’s watching in heaven.”

― Bubba Watson

“I started watching wrestling when I was eight, and I only watched the WWE as a kid.”

― Buddy Murphy

“To me, traveling by bus is like climbing into a closet and watching ‘Das Boot.’”

― Buzz Osborne

“Watching ‘Girls’ has just given me renewed courage.”

― Caitlin Moran

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

― Caitlyn Jenner

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

― Cameron Britton

“I kind of grew up watching R-rated movies and more adult content because that’s where all the best performances are.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“I am a huge fan of ‘Batman’. As a kid watching it, there are certain things that I’m not going to latch onto as much as when I’ve gotten older.”

― Cameron Monaghan

“I grew up watching ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘The O.C.,’ and I looked up to Blair Waldorf and Summer Roberts.”

― Camila Mendes

“As a kid, I loved watching it. I used to watch with my sisters and my brothers. We watched WWE all the time.”

― Candace Cameron Bure

“In Sweden, they broadcast the American shows in English with Swedish subtitles, whereas in many European countries they dub them. Watching those shows in English was big for me.”

― Carl Hagelin

“I never watch MTV. I don’t have time to watch TV. And when I do, I’m watching the Discovery Channel. ‘Deadliest Catch: Crab Fishing in Alaska,’ that’s my show.”

― Carly Schroeder

“I watch a lot of television. I love doing it, obviously, but I really love watching it.”

― Carrie Preston

“Conducting, I tried it once off the cuff, and quickly realized there were subtle aspects that I was missing. There is a lot more to it that I was able to grasp simply by watching conductors.”

― Carter Burwell

“I didn’t grow up watching detective shows. I’ve never even seen an episode of ‘CSI.’”

― Cary Fukunaga

“Obviously, a lot of TV shows are based on chronological episode viewing, and the stories are contingent upon watching it in order. Syndicated shows, you don’t have to watch in order. You’re just watching characters that don’t change that much.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“In my spare time I like watching TV, laying on the couch, just chillin’.”

― Casey Abrams

“If I’m in the stands at a U2 concert watching Bono, how can I capture this moment without interrupting it and making it fake?”

― Casey Neistat

“I have been obsessed with ‘Full House’ since I was five years old. I just can’t stop watching the reruns!”

― Cassie Scerbo

“Everybody’s watching when you’re the quarterback. The other players see how much you want it.”

― Chad Kelly

“I grew up watching ‘Braveheart’ and ‘Gladiator.’ Those are my ‘Star Wars.’ They have values and traits about them that I wish I had.”

― Channing Tatum

“It ain’t like we’re curing cancer or anything, we’re watching basketball.”

― Charles Barkley

“I can’t imagine voluntarily standing beside an F1 track in the rain, watching motorised wedges plastered in corporate decals zooming past at 500mph.”

― Charlie Brooker

“I started watching actual movies when I was pretty young.”

― Charlie Tahan

“When I was a kid I never learned to play. I actually got in bands through watching people play and copying them.”

― Charlie Watts

“Doing cinema is not about watching yourself.”

― Charlotte Rampling

“As much as I loved Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella, Junior Gilliam, and Don Newcombe, I loved watching Willie Mays play more than all of them combined, even if he played for the ‘bad guys!’”

― Cheech Marin

“The founding leaders of our country believed in a three-part sharing of governmental power, with each branch jealously watching the actions of the other two.”

― Chellie Pingree

“I’m into politics, and I love watching the heavier news magazine shows.”

― Chelsea Handler

“I will always get a certain thrill of watching bullets bounce off Luke Cage.”

― Cheo Hodari Coker

“I started watching ‘The Stooges’ religiously and obsessively when I was probably about four or five years old till around the age of 18.”

― Chris Diamantopoulos

“Our potential adversaries are watching us, and they have seen what has happened to us… This is why we’re dealing with a very problematical and troublesome Putin, and we’re dealing with Iran in a very terrible agreement we had.”

― Chris Gibson

“I’m not into watching stuff I did last week, let alone three or four years ago.”

― Chris Hemsworth

“I learned from watching Florida Georgia Line every night. The energy that they possess on stage, that’s something that I wanted in my show.”

― Chris Lane

“It took me a lot of times watching it that I started to appreciate ‘Pulp Fiction.’”

― Christoph Waltz

“Twelve years on sets watching directors, I’ve taken a bit from everybody and rejected a lot.”

― Christopher Eccleston

“Even though I don’t personally believe in the Lord, I try to behave as though He was watching.”

― Christopher Reeve

“One pleasure of working on a trilogy is watching characters warp and grow over time.”

― Chuck Hogan

“I grew up watching sci-fi and Justice League and all those kinds of things.”

― Ciara Renee

“I learned from watching and I learned form doing.”

― Claire Bloom

“I really started watching films when I was 14. As I became a teenager, there was nothing that really interested me apart from music, books and films.”

― Claire Denis

“Staying home and watching French movies is what I normally like to do.”

― Claudia Kim

“Watching artists like Joplin perform, I felt that tingle down my spine; I experienced the wonders of a cultural and musical revolution.”

― Clive Davis

“I grew up watching Kathy Bates, and ‘Misery’ is one of my favorite films.”

― Cody Fern

“I grew up watching Marlon Brando, Christopher Walken, Robert de Niro, and Al Pacino and even Robert Duvall and was impressed by their caliber of work.”

― Cole Hauser

“I’m always watching old episodes of ‘The Golden Girls’ or ‘The Simpsons.’”

― Colman Domingo

“I’m totally addicted to Japanese anime and spend way, way, way too much time watching it.”

― Connor Jessup

“There are few things quite so effortlessly enjoyable as watching an eminent person getting in a huff and flouncing out of a television interview, often with microphone trailing.”

― Craig Brown

“Gena Rowlands is my all-time love. Nicole Kidman, Michelle Pfeiffer. I grew up watching their work; they are extraordinary.”

― Dakota Johnson

“I definitely watch the older guys. I’m always watching; that’s how I learn.”

― Dan Gronkowski

“Everyone knows that there are more people watching any given show than is being registered by the Nielsen system.”

― Dan Harmon

“I lull them into a false sense of security by watching me pitch… If overconfidence can cause the Roman Empire to fall, I ought to be able to get a ground ball.”

― Dan Quisenberry

“I watch loads of football; whenever I am not playing, I am at home watching matches, including the English league.”

― Dani Alves

“The beauty of any artwork is that it becomes the person that’s watching it: What do you take out of it?”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“I just like playing guys, normal dudes. That’s the stuff that I really enjoy watching: when it feels grounded.”

― Daniel Kaluuya

“Normally I sit there in the films really hating watching myself. Loving watching the films, hating watching myself.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“When I was a kid, I loved watching kung fu movies – in San Francisco, we had ‘Kung Fu Theater’ on TV on Saturdays, and they’d air old Shaw Brothers movies with English dubbing, things like that.”

― Daniel Wu

“I love to get thrown around, and the reality about it. I hate watching a movie, knowing the actors are faking it.”

― Daniel Zovatto

“’Stranger Things’ is the best TV show ever made, so I love watching that.”

― Darci Lynne Farmer

“There’s nothing like sitting and watching the Masters on TV.”

― Darius Rucker

“I liked watching myself on TV. My first job was hosting the ‘Roommate Game’.”

― Dave Annable

“The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.”

― Dave Chappelle

“In comics, there are depths that don’t reveal themselves immediately, and the stuff that you might consider anal about ‘Watching the Watchmen’ – like the notes where I plot the rotation of a perfume bottle through the air – might not be particularly obvious to anyone who reads it.”

― Dave Gibbons

“There’s a lot of spaces that care about what kids are buying. There are a lot of spaces that care about what kids are watching. But there aren’t a lot of spaces that care about what kids are saying.”

― Daveed Diggs

“I’m glad that I’m able to entertain and be a part of people watching shows and enjoying the work.”

― David Boreanaz

“I’ve been interested in watching the level of conservative misinformation that circulates through the media.”

― David Brock

“I loved Luke Skywalker and I loved Darth Vader and I loved watching them work it out.”

― David Fincher

“I love watching reruns of ‘Sex And The City.’”

― David Haye

“For me, few things are more compelling than watching a great opera.”

― David Rubenstein

“You know, I grew up watching all kinds of films. So, as an adult, I wanted to be involved in all kinds of plays and television and film.”

― David Schwimmer

“Contemporary audiences are interested in watching characters navigate ethical challenges and moral dilemmas.”

― David Zabel

“I hate watching myself on TV.”

― Davinia Taylor

“I grew up watching wrestling.”

― DeAngelo Williams

“Watched Star Wars in 77 and that’s when I got into watching films. I was just blown away by it.”

― Debra Wilson

“I’ve not really watched too many English films. I’ve grown up watching Indian cinema, mostly.”

― Deepika Padukone

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

― Denis O’Hare

“When watching ‘The Passion,’ Jews and Christians are watching two entirely different films. For two hours, Christians watch their Savior tortured and killed. For the same two hours, Jews watch Jews arrange the killing and torture of the Christians’ Savior.”

― Dennis Prager

“For me, I grew up watching really good Detroit Pistons teams.”

― Devin Booker

“Since childhood, I have been watching the Filmfare Awards, and it has always been very special to anyone who works in the film industry.”

― Dhanush

“I didn’t grow up watching a lot of TV.”

― Diane Kruger

“All I know is it was incredible watching Robert Downey Jr. bring Chaplin to life. Talk about weight-lifting!”

― Diane Lane

“I grew up watching Wonder Woman; I grew up watching Batman. I grew up watching George Reeves as Superman.”

― Diane Lane

“To me, seeing a really great comedian is a bit like watching a musician or a poet.”

― Dick Gregory

“Maybe Drudge is more entertainer than reporter. I imagine he enjoys baiting the mainstream media, then watching it look foolish when his story is debunked.”

― Donna Brazile

“Honestly, I think the combine is a waste of time. The effort should be in film watching, physicals, and mental evaluations.”

― Doug Baldwin

“Given the kind of filmmaker I am, the kind of experiences I’ve been trying to give audiences, I was drawn to the potential of VR before I even tried watching anything in VR.”

― Doug Liman

“When I was younger, I barely left my room because I was busy watching clips of my favorite actors and performers on the Internet.”

― Dove Cameron

“Kids are the ultimate form of motivation. They’re watching. They’re mimicking. They’re an extension of you. So you have to win.”

― Dr. Dre

“For any actor, being part of a Mani Ratnam film is a great experience. I grew up watching his films.”

― Dulquer Salmaan

“After watching films of Jim Brown, I noticed that he never ran out of bounds. He always ran North and South and that’s what I turned my style into. I was a North and South runner.”

― Earl Campbell

“I can’t stand watching myself on TV.”

― Ed Westwick

“I just remember watching ‘Brass Eye’ and being so utterly blown away by the scope of it and how much it managed to cram into an episode.”

― Edgar Wright

“One of the ways I think I gain fodder for characters is by watching people.”

― Edie Falco

“You can make a feature that makes millions but only so many people see it. With a hit TV show, every week you’ll have 16 million – 20 million people watching you.”

― Elisha Cuthbert

“That was very comforting to me to hold onto that belief, that I did have a heavenly Father who was watching over me.”

― Elizabeth Smart

“Watching a program run is not as revealing as reading its code.”

― Ellen Ullman

“Here at Z100, we’re kind of famous for breaking new artists and watching their careers bloom.”

― Elvis Duran

“Believe it or not, I got into the charismatic, shady, sly heart of Sedgewick Bell by watching CNN and C-SPAN.”

― Emile Hirsch

“I get a little nauseous and disoriented watching 3D, but as a kid I loved it and I was really into it, so if a movie can be in 3D, then why not?”

― Emily Meade

“I draw, paint, crochet, sew, embroider – anything productive I can do with my hands while watching Netflix.”

― Emma Gonzalez

“It’s like watching a car accident, that reality TV.”

― Enrico Colantoni

“The fact that we are watching a live ‘Monday Night Raw’ every week is due to ‘Nitro.’”

― Eric Bischoff

“I’ve learned as well watching myself grow on TV.”

― Erin Moran

“For some of us, watching a miniseries that lasts longer than most marriages is not easy.”

― Erma Bombeck

“I love watching horror films because I don’t get scared easily.”

― Esha Gupta

“Living in Beijing, writing about politically sensitive things now and then, you get used to the idea that somebody, somewhere, might be watching. But it is usually an abstract threat.”

― Evan Osnos

“When I was a kid I was much happier watching old movies than kids’ TV, and I ended up watching all the old Ealing comedies.”

― Ewan McGregor

“’The Wizard of Oz’ is my favorite movie. It was the first movie I can ever remember watching.”

― Ezra Miller

“I’ve been watching the ‘Richard Pryor Show’ for NBC made during the ’70s. I’m a big fan of his work.”

― Fawad Khan

“I’ve grown up watching cinema from around the world, and there are films that have scenes that are far steamier than what we are required to do on screen.”

― Fawad Khan

“I really like watching TV at home.”

― Fred Armisen

“I don’t like watching shows where all of a sudden you’re like, what happened? They shot the last season in Las Vegas?”

― Fred Armisen

“People predicted in the 1910s that live theater was going to be all gone and that we’d just be watching movies. No, live theater is still around, because it does things that are specific to it.”

― Freddie Wong

“I don’t think Bollywood is only mindless cinema, but a lot of films they churn out are not films that I completely enjoy watching.”

― Freida Pinto

“I have been a fan of Versace for so long, watching people like Biggie, Puff, Jay-Z.”

― French Montana

“I grew up watching Kobe Bryant.”

― G-Eazy

“I was watching ‘Pulp Fiction’ when we were making ‘Now and Then’. I didn’t care about ‘Now and Then,’ you know?”

― Gaby Hoffmann

“I didn’t get nervous when I ran, but I get nervous watching other people now. I root for anybody with a USA on their chest.”

― Gail Devers

“I hear that Donald Trump is watching the Olympics tonight. He’s seeing how high the Mexican pole vaulters go.”

― Gary Johnson

“I’m a huge sports guy, so getting messages from guys I grew up watching and following – Scott Van Pelt, Chris Paul, Charles Barkley, Adam Schefter – was really special.”

― Gary Woodland

“I have been brought up watching the ‘Rocky’ series and ‘First Blood’ series. I am obviously a big fan of Sylvester Stallone.”

― Gautam Gambhir

“I wanted to be a movie director. I was just obsessed with watching movies and camera shots and directors. I read autobiographies and stuff of directors.”

― Gavin Creel

“In general, I enjoy watching different sport tournaments and competitions.”

― Gennady Golovkin

“I love a couple of Fulci things. I just had a gas watching them. It’s not what I would do, but I loved watching them. They were fun.”

― George A. Romero

“If it weren’t for electricity, we’d all be watching television by candlelight.”

― George Gobel

“I’m not one of those who thinks there is something inherently bad or inferior about watching television.”

― George Osborne

“When Scorsese shoots a violent scene, it’s very uncomfortable – it’s not like watching ‘Rambo.’”

― Gerard Way

“I have the most ridiculous TV crush on Michael McIntyre. I fell in love watching him on ‘Britain’s Got Talent’.”

― Geri Halliwell

“My joy is watching people being joyful.”

― Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki

“When LeBron came into the league, I was 9 years old. So I grew up watching him play.”

― Giannis Antetokounmpo

“I’ve been watching Maybelline commercials since I was little and singing along with the jingle and doing little Maybelline commercials in my bathroom when I was, like, 10.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I’m one of those people that picks up the remote control and just keep hitting constantly, even if I like the show I’m watching.”

― Gilbert Gottfried

“If I’m studying in NXT and trying to make it to the main roster, I would be watching Randy Orton.”

― Goldust

“As a father of five, I sometimes feel I’ve spent a lifetime watching Disney musicals.”

― Graydon Carter

“I grew up watching Mickey Mouse and going to Disney World, like, 2,000 times. Mickey Mouse is like my guru.”

― Greg Cipes

“I was scarred in 1977 by watching Jaws, and I’ve never got over it.”

― Greg Davies

“I’ve been watching ‘Two and a Half Men.’ That’s my number one. Then ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘90210.’”

― Greg Oden

“I don’t really enjoy watching reality TV.”

― Grey Damon

“Since the crash of 2008 and during the neoliberal retrenchment known as austerity, many commentators have muttered that the left is dead, watching social democrats in their timidity lose elections and respond by becoming ever more timid and neoliberal. They deserve their defeats.”

― Guy Standing

“I’m a preacher’s kid, and we were always told, Act right all the time, because someone’s always watching.”

― Gwen Ifill

“I like Doritos. I’m usually watching ‘The Biggest Loser’ eating Doritos.”

― Halle Berry

“I’m a pretty cliche actor in that I hate watching myself on film.”

― Hamish Linklater

“Just watching Jack Lemmon made me want to get into this business.”

― Hank Azaria

“The launch of a space shuttle can still make you weep with amazement and wonder, if you happen to be watching it.”

― Hanna Rosin

“Stunts are my favourite – I love it: the feeling, the adrenaline when all the cameras are rolling and everyone is watching and crowd round.”

― Hannah John-Kamen

“One of the things I’m fascinated by as a traveler is watching how different countries control how they let the world encounter them.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“It was such a pleasure to work with Eugene Levy. What a treat. That’s a guy I grew up watching as a kid. Guys like that, they were hilarious and didn’t have to be super vile or X-rated.”

― Harland Williams

“It’s really weird watching the government watch me.”

― Hasan M. Elahi

“I create women characters by watching the female staff at my studio. Half the staff are women.”

― Hayao Miyazaki

“I’ve been watching cop procedurals my entire life, so when I saw an opportunity to make fun of one, I jumped at it.”

― Hayes MacArthur

“I’ve actually picked up a lot of good habits from just watching film from Demetrious Johnson.”

― Henry Cejudo

“I started watching ‘Star Trek’ as a kid.”

― Henry Ian Cusick

“Unless you have kids, you actually have no idea what kids are watching on TV these days.”

― Henry Selick

“I got so tired of everybody talking about ‘Stranger Things,’ I think I developed a mental block against watching it.”

― Henry Thomas

“Audiences are not interested in watching singers who stand stiffly and sing for three hours.”

― Himesh Reshammiya

“We’ve grown up watching Dad setting and breaking records – my brother Sam was born when Dad was halfway across the Atlantic, going after a record.”

― Holly Branson

“The immoral veto of the United States allowed the Israelis, with impunity, to destroy Lebanon. Right in front of all of us as we stood there watching, a resolution in the council was prevented.”

― Hugo Chavez

“I am a product of ’90s movies. I grew up watching ’90s films and wanted to become an actor because that was the phase of cinema I enjoyed.”

― Huma Qureshi

“I’ve seen many imitations on ‘Gag Concert’ and other programs, too, and I’ve been watching happily.”

― Hyuna

“I miss improv. I hate it in a way – watching it, doing it – but only because it’s so challenging and nerve wracking. Improv is the only belief system I’ve ever experienced that directly works on how to be. Just how to be.”

― Ilana Glazer

“I love watching funny films.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I like watching romantic comedies and animation.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“When all my girlfriends were watching ‘ER,’ I was watching episodes of ‘Kids in the Hall.’”

― Iliza Shlesinger

“I’ve got angels watching out for me.”

― Isaac Hanson

“I haven’t studied acting formally, so my ‘university’ was watching a lot cinema.”

― Ishaan Khatter

“Also watching a movie on DVD is different than watching it in the theater.”

― Ivan Reitman

“I grew up watching a lot of French cinema.”

― J. H. Wyman

“Obviously with the Internet and increased access to other means of watching shows, the audience has dispersed and is all over the place and that is a challenge.”

― J. J. Abrams

“I definitely used to dream of sitting in the movie theatre watching the ‘Star Wars’ credits come up knowing I was part of one of those films.”

― Jack Reynor

“I vaguely remember the 1998 World Cup. Michael Owen scored; I remember watching that.”

― Jack Rodwell

“In fact, almost every job you get somebody watching you.”

― Jack Vance

“I hadn’t watched ‘Lord of the Rings’ – I’m gonna get so much flack for this, but I hadn’t watched ‘Lord of the Rings’ when I started watching ‘Game of Thrones.’”

― Jacob Anderson

“I’ve met Michael Keaton, John Favreau, Marisa Tomei – they’re all really amazing people and really, really professional. I’ve learned so much from just watching them operate on set.”

― Jacob Batalon

“I always love watching those natural actors like Bill Cosby, Raven-Symone and Shia LaBeouf – just effortless actors.”

― Jacob Latimore

“As far apart as they are theologically, Mormons and evangelical Christians may have more in common with each other anthropologically than they do with secular Americans watching ‘Big Love’ on HBO.”

― Jacob Weisberg

“I became obsessed with watching YouTube videos with kettlebells and chin-up bars, Pilates. Built it up to five days a week training, then pole-dancing.”

― Jacqui Ainsley

“I really liked watching Bo Jackson run just because of his size and his speed.”

― Jamal Lewis

“Watching Bo Jackson, seeing his size, his speed, a lot of his abilities, really drove me.”

― Jamal Lewis

“Watching ‘Dark Crystal’ now, having made Muppet films, it really strikes me just how ambitious that film is in terms of the constructs, the builds, the puppeteering.”

― James Bobin

“I actually started as a model builder and quickly progressed into production design, which made sense because I could draw and paint. But I kept watching that guy over there who was moving the actors around and setting up the shots.”

― James Cameron

“I’m not a big film buff; I like watching films, but I tend to forget them.”

― James May

“Watching people move to nice music is very pleasant.”

― James May

“You know, people aren’t watching a network: they’re watching cable channels.”

― James Purefoy

“I grew up watching my sisters and seeing kids at the local mountain hit jumps. After I hit my first jump, I knew this was something I was going to pursue.”

― Jamie Anderson

“I grew up watching Indian movies as a kid in Russia. I am quite familiar with Bollywood.”

― Jan Koum

“I grew up watching ‘Disco Dancer’. I watched it some 20 times as a kid.”

― Jan Koum

“I learnt basic cookery by watching my mum.”

― Jane Asher

“I didn’t grow up watching movies and thinking, ‘Oh, I wanna be in those!’”

― Jane Levy

“I stopped watching television like a fiend once I got into college.”

― Jane Lynch

“What I’ve discovered is that my kids weren’t watching the ‘Today’ show… they watch ‘Gumby’ and ‘Bugs Bunny!’”

― Jane Pauley

“I don’t particularly love watching myself on camera.”

― Janet Varney

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

― Jared Harris

“I’m a big ‘Star Wars’ fan and grew up watching the movies. I read all the books and have read ‘Star Wars’ fiction that went between the newest trilogy and the original trilogy and it was part of my childhood.”

― Jared Padalecki

“I find very few folks are watching their Facebook feed, some are watching their Twitter feed, and all of them are watching their email box. So, while social networks are nice, email is still the killer application.”

― Jason Calacanis

“I remember as a little kid watching the Opry from the nosebleeds, so to stand onstage and be invited to be a member was really, really cool.”

― Jay DeMarcus

“I recorded my hair this morning, tonight I’m watching the highlights.”

― Jay London

“I’ve been watching Kobe ever since I can remember.”

― Jayson Tatum

“As a writer, I have this compulsion to take characters who appear formidable and bombard them with adversity until they crumble. What’s interesting is watching them rise again, and seeing how they’ve changed and grown, if indeed they have.”

― Jean Hanff Korelitz

“I’m used to watching old movies of myself.”

― Jeff Bridges

“I’m one of those guys that spins through the clicker when I’m watching TV. When one of my movies comes on, I’ll watch a scene or two.”

― Jeff Bridges

“There are times when I’m watching an NFL quarterback struggling to get through the game, and I get bitter to some extent.”

― Jeff Garcia

“I had two DVDs my junior year. One was ‘Fletch’ and one was ‘Goodfellas,’ and I watched those movies so much. I just remember eating Ramen noodles and watching ‘Goodfellas.’”

― Jeff Nichols

“I enjoy watching Gregg Popovich-coached teams.”

― Jeff Van Gundy

“I grew up watching CNN, and my memory of CNN is James Earl Jones saying, ‘This is CNN.’”

― Jeff Zucker

“It is a significant acknowledgment that the way people are watching television is changing and the model is quickly changing.”

― Jeff Zucker

“I learned the biggest lesson just watching Ed McMahon, watching him watch Mr. Carson’s monologue.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“Al Jazeera is demonized by the United States, yet in Egypt my father would be watching it.”

― Jehane Noujaim

“We were watching the first series recently, and it has a charm, a kind of amateur charm. At that point we didn’t involve ourselves technically at all – we just messed about and told our jokes – and it looks a bit like that.”

― Jennifer Saunders

“I like watching comedy shows. I only watch comedy or action.”

― Jennifer Winget

“I’ve been watching things like ‘Master of the Flying Guillotine’ since I was 5.”

― Jennifer Yuh Nelson

“I really got into the cricket and staying up late watching the World Cup.”

― Jeremy London

“Watching TV is the most popular leisure activity in Britain. I find that very depressing.”

― Jeremy Paxman

“I always grew up watching things transform, and a lot of that was what we would call trash.”

― Jeremy Scott

“I grew up watching a lot of stuff, like ‘Teen Titans.’”

― Jeremy Shada

“I get bored watching action movies.”

― Jeremy Sisto

“I was raised watching sitcoms, and I love long-form comedy.”

― Jermaine Fowler

“We were watching bands like the Ramones and Blondie and other bands beginning to ignite.”

― Jerry Only

“My fondest memories are of watching lambs being delivered.”

― Jessica Raine

“I’ve been watching ‘American Idol’ since I was five years old.”

― Jessica Sanchez

“I remember watching ‘I Love Lucy’ from an early age, ‘Laverne & Shirley.’”

― Jessica St. Clair

“I notice now, whatever character in whatever movie you’re watching, they have these toned arms and muscles.”

― Jill Clayburgh

“I tend to be hypercritical of my performances. That’s why I hate watching them with people I know.”

― Jill Flint

“Watching ‘Girls,’ it was really angering for me at first, because I really had spent decades hiding unlikable, unattractive Jewish girls in likable, attractive, non-Jewish actors and characters.”

― Jill Soloway

“Independent filmmakers already have their heads around people on their couches watching their movies.”

― Jill Soloway

“I think you can’t be passive in making this film – or in watching it.”

― Jim Caviezel

“I had first-hand experience watching my father’s health decline over the stretch of 13 years.”

― Jim Nantz

“We all know that technology has advanced to the point of watching TV online.”

― Jim Rash

“Watching ‘Morvern Callar’ was a game changer for me.”

― Jodie Comer

“I grew up watching Keira Knightley films nonstop, and I always admired period dramas and just everything that goes into it.”

― Jodie Comer

“I cried watching ‘Million Dollar Baby.’ I’m a big baby, man.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“I agreed to be on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ without watching the show. I got talked into it by my manager. And my God, I was crap at it.”

― Joe Calzaghe

“Now I’ve had everything except for the thrill of watching Babe Ruth play.”

― Joe DiMaggio

“I don’t take acting classes – I’m quite an autodidact. I prefer to learn from other actors by watching various movies. Evaluate my acting, spot the flaws and fix them.”

― Joe Taslim

“I remember watching Jodie Foster in Contact, and that kind of opened my eyes.”

― Joel Gretsch

“Beanie and Cecil was the first cartoon I remember watching and I think there are analogies.”

― Joel Hodgson

“I love watching Samuel L. Jackson do anything, but for me, Gary Oldman is the grandmaster of the game.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“I think for a lot of people that had seen me do ‘Snabba Cash’, after watching ‘The Killing,’ I think they got a sense that I could do different kinds of characters.”

― Joel Kinnaman

“I remember as a kid watching that movie – ‘Cool Hand Luke’ – with my grandfather.”

― Joey Chestnut

“But I learned first-hand how the news media operates by watching how they interpreted, changed, and misrepresented my intentions.”

― Joey Skaggs

“I grew up watching the Lakers.”

― John Cho

“I grew up speaking Korean, but my dad spoke English very well. I learned a lot of how to speak English by watching television.”

― John Cho

“As an immigrant, I learned by watching other people.”

― John Cho

“I don’t like watching golf on TV. I’d rather play.”

― John Daly

“I’m watching the Weather Channel more than I’ve ever watched it. I’m scared to death it’s going to rain.”

― John Elway

“I kept hearing about this incredible guy called Tom Hardy. I started watching his work, and I was awestruck – he was amazing.”

― John Hillcoat

“In all the years that I’ve been in football – I went directly from coaching to broadcasting – I never really had a lot of experience watching it.”

― John Madden

“I grew up watching Dr. J, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, this guy is the greatest basketball player I ever saw.’”

― John McEnroe

“With WWE, I mean, as a kid, I was watching ‘WrestleMania,’ and that was my dream.”

― John Morrison

“I’ve written films that are violent. I’m not big on sitting and watching violence.”

― John Ridley

“I hate watching myself on screen. I can’t stand it.”

― Johnny Depp

“I learned some chords and I started watching anybody I could, once I really got into it.”

― Johnny Rivers

“I was a Skynyrd fan before I was approached to be a part of Skynyrd, and they always ended it with ‘Free Bird,’ so I’ve been watching it since I was a kid.”

― Johnny Van Zant

“I cooked a little bit in my first movie; I did a movie called ‘Made.’ For the little kid in the movie, I do a scene where I’m preparing a pasta puttanesca. I always loved watching that scene.”

― Jon Favreau

“I remember watching the 2000 Sydney Olympics, with my nose right up to the screen, knowing there and then that I wanted a sporting career.”

― Jonathan Brownlee

“I raced in London in the 2012 Olympics, and it was incredible to be a part of, with half a million people watching and then later seeing kids going back to cycle.”

― Jonathan Brownlee

“I grew up in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, watching the Tony Awards on TV. Not just ‘watching’ the Tony Awards on TV – I would record them on a VHS tape and bring them in to school and show them to the other kids.”

― Jonathan Groff

“I’m a trailer junkie. I love watching movie trailers as soon as they go up.”

― Jonathan Keltz

“My earliest memories are making little Super 8 films – or watching my brother make stop-motion space spectaculars.”

― Jonathan Nolan

“Why does watching a dog be a dog fill one with happiness?”

― Jonathan Safran Foer

“I was growing up watching Rooney as an England legend and as one of the top players in England in my lifetime.”

― Jordan Pickford

“I remember watching somebody called Esmee Denters doing covers that were really popular and wishing that was me. But I’m glad it wasn’t. Things have worked out OK.”

― Jorja Smith

“I’m always watching every featherweight that fights in the UFC because we can eventually fight in the future.”

― Jose Aldo

“I was just watching baby videos of me and I was obviously an exhibitionist.”

― Joseph Gordon-Levitt

“My idol growing up was Charlie Chaplin. I was obsessed with him. I mean, while other kids were watching Jim Carrey and the likes in the ’90s, I was watching Charlie Chaplin films, because I was a bit of a geek. I became obsessed with this idea of physical comedy.”

― Josh Gad

“We made 16 episodes of Cracker and I loved doing the show, but unfortunately no one was watching us.”

― Josh Hartnett

“Who didn’t grow up through the ’90s watching ‘Friends?’”

― Josh Hopkins

“The girls in high school who watched 90210? I was watching Seinfeld.”

― Josh Schwartz

“I hate watching stand-ups.”

― Josh Thomas

“I heard about the Holocaust before hearing the ‘Cinderella’ story or watching ‘Peter Pan.’”

― Joshua Oppenheimer

“I used to practice cello while watching TV and films. I watched several complete TV series this way, including ‘Lost’ and ‘The Wire.’ As a kid, I’d read books while playing.”

― Joshua Roman

“All the time, I’m watching relationships.”

― Julia Davis

“I grew up watching ‘Gigi.’ My grandmother had it, and I watched it there.”

― Julia Holter

“I become so sentimental on planes: I could be watching ‘Bridesmaids’ and start crying.”

― Julia Stiles

“I started watching ‘Flash’ and ‘Supergirl.’ I love them both.”

― Juliana Harkavy

“I grew up Spanish, so I grew up watching a lot of novellas.”

― Julie Gonzalo

“I admire a lot of Spanish filmmakers and actors. I grew up watching a lot of Spanish films and novellas, and there’s just so much talent out there.”

― Julie Gonzalo

“To be honest, I’ve never been a huge fan of American soap operas. I grew up Spanish, so I grew up watching a lot of novellas.”

― Julie Gonzalo

“I used to sneak ‘General Hospital’ when I was a kid. My cousin was my babysitter, and she watched it, so I got hooked on it. I wasn’t supposed to be watching it, but I was so obsessed with it that I’d find ways, even as an 8-year-old, to get into that.”

― Julie Plec

“I actually gravitate toward comedy a lot when it comes to what I’m watching, but maybe that’s because I’ve been on such dark work the last four or five years.”

― Justin Kurzel

“’2001: A Space Odyssey’ – I’d watched and hated it seven times before it provided the first ‘religious experience’ I’d ever had watching a film. Finally, I was able to pick up on what the film was transmitting almost entirely through dialogue.”

― Justin Simien

“Watching the progression and backlash against feminism even since 1970 will give you a serious case of whiplash.”

― Kameron Hurley

“Undertaker, for almost as long as many of us have been watching WWE, he’s been part of it.”

― Kane

“I grew up watching Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, watching them achieve.”

― Karen Bardsley

“I grew up watching the ‘People’s Choice Awards.’”

― Karin Slaughter

“When I was watching ‘Sivaji,’ I had no clue I will be a filmmaker; I had not even started making short films at that time.”

― Karthik Subbaraj

“As a youngster, I really enjoyed watching cricket.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I have grown up watching Aditya Chopra and Karan Johar movies. Naturally, I aspire to be a part of their kind of cinema.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“I started watching ‘SNL’ when I was thirteen or so; those were the Molly Shannon/Ana Gasteyer/Cheri Oteri years.”

― Kate McKinnon

“I get weepy even watching the news.”

― Katherine Kelly

“I’ve been watching ‘American Idol’ half my life, and I wanted to audition since I was 8.”

― Katie Stevens

“I remember being a teenager and watching 40-year-old Michael Jordan compete in his final All-Star game.”

― Kawhi Leonard

“I prefer watching movies on the sofa rather than sitting next to Bob Geldof at a premiere and wanting to kill yourself.”

― Keeley Hawes

“Going to a theatre and watching yourself on the big screen is a nightmare.”

― Keerthy Suresh

“I like watching films when I don’t know anything about the people.”

― Keira Knightley

“I grew up writing about the paranormal, and I blame too many Saturday mornings watching ‘Scooby Doo.’”

― Kelley Armstrong

“I’m tired of not being in the playoffs… I hate watching them on TV.”

― Kemba Walker

“I grew up going to the movies, not watching them on television, so I’m still a bit resistant to TV as a medium.”

― Kenneth Lonergan

“I love watching the National Geographic channel. That show ‘Taboo’? I love it!”

― Keshia Knight Pulliam

“I’m obsessed with zombies. I like watching zombie movies and I read zombie books.”

― Kevin Bacon

“I went through a period of not watching fiction.”

― Kevin Macdonald

“Definitely not a TV junkie. I only record shows I want to see but usually never get around to watching them.”

― Kevin Nealon

“When I was 11 years old, I started watching WWE.”

― Kevin Owens

“My kids have been watching a lot of ‘My Little Pony,’ and it’s rubbing off on me.”

― Kevin Plank

“Basketball is one of my favourite sports; I love playing it and watching it on TV.”

― Kevin-Prince Boateng

“People love television; they’re watching a lot of it in a lot of ways.”

― Kevin Reilly

“I love watching ‘Golden Sisters’ on OWN.”

― Khloe Kardashian

“I grew up watching Jim Carrey, and I was like, ‘I want to be like him. I want to do what exactly what he does.’ YouTube was just a platform, kind of like a trampoline to, like, bounce into it at a faster rate.”

― Kian Lawley

“I grew up watching ‘The Ring,’ ‘The Grudge,’ all those scary movies.”

― Kian Lawley

“Tell me if this is wrong. Justin Bieber… is 100 percent like watching Vanilla Ice all over again. It’s exactly the same. Well, as soon as Bieber has a hit, he’ll be like Vanilla Ice.”

― Kid Rock

“I feel extraordinarily peaceful when I’m watching the sun set.”

― Kiefer Sutherland

“Watching a good actor is the best way to learn.”

― Kieran Culkin

“When I was younger, I liked writing stories and watching younger actors on TV.”

― Kiersey Clemons

“I’ve been watching wrestling since I was three years old.”

― Killer Mike

“I’m obsessed with music videos, and I just go on marathons of watching a ton of music videos.”

― Kim Petras

“Watching previous figure skaters, I always wondered why they cried after their performance.”

― Kim Yuna

“No matter who is watching or paying the paycheck, we are ultimately each our own boss.”

― Kristin Armstrong

“I existed before the mainstream. Why would I join them? I watched the mainstream come up, and now I’m watching it collapse. I don’t want to be a part of that.”

― KRS-One

“Joe Montana was a guy I enjoyed watching.”

― Kurt Warner

“When I was around the ages of 9, 10, and 11, I loved watching Marat Safin because I found his game exciting. Since he retired, I would say that my idol has been Andy Murray.”

― Kyle Edmund

“I’m a sucker for ‘Jeremy Kyle,’ sad as it sounds. I just go home and watch that, or whatever the missus is watching.”

― Kyle Walker

“I grew up watching the Williams sisters. I did a lot of research on Serena and kind of stole some things from her.”

― Kylie Bunbury

“Growing up, I wanted to be in WWE because of watching characters like Stephanie McMahon and Paul Heyman. They just are such incredible storytellers, such incredible, compelling characters.”

― Lana

“Other kids were watching John Elway. I was watching Tom Landry.”

― Lane Kiffin

“I eat super clean and am always watching what I eat.”

― Laura Prepon

“I think there are so many phenomenal runners. I grew up watching Cathy Freeman, Kelly Holmes, and Michael Johnson, so I’d say they are my favourites.”

― Laura Robson

“I get very uncomfortable with people watching me.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I live for watching TV and partying with my book club.”

― Lauren Lapkus

“I love watching people tell stories, because it’s very vulnerable.”

― Lauren Lapkus

“My earliest memory was watching gymnastics on live TV and wanting to do what the ‘big girls’ did.”

― Laurie Hernandez

“I love watching track and field – the 4×100 relay, the 100-(meter) dash, the 200-(meter) dash. To see what they’re able to do, I love watching that.”

― LeBron James

“I thought I’d gone to heaven, because I grew up watching Roy and Gene Autry.”

― Lee Majors

“I’ve never minded my kids watching any of the series I did. That’s important to me.”

― Lee Majors

“Even white people are tired of watching white people’s shows.”

― Lena Waithe

“I’m part of that generation that grew up watching TV, and being an actor was all about being on TV or being in films.”

― Lennie James

“When I was growing up and watching ‘The Sweeney,’ the notion of police officers being an inch away from the villains that they’re chasing was commonplace.”

― Lennie James

“I was watching a lot of ‘Game of Thrones’ while I was breastfeeding a newborn.”

― Lennon Parham

“Shakespeare wrote great plays that we’re still watching all these years later. Charlie Chaplin made great comedies and they are still as funny today as they ever were.”

― Leonard Maltin

“I started watching Formula 1 with my dad when I was just four or five years old. I loved cars.”

― Lewis Hamilton

“I love watching my brothers raise their kids and not have to do it for myself and have the responsibility.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I learned by watching Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand.”

― Lindsay Mendez

“When I did start writing books, I didn’t realize it, but the girls that grew up watching the show became moms.”

― Lisa Whelchel

“I grew up watching films. Film has been part of my life since I was a child.”

― Liya Kebede

“I grew up watching ‘TRL.’ I had older sisters who got me into it!”

― Liza Koshy

“We wanted to set a good example for the growing number of divers watching.”

― Lloyd Bridges

“I grew up watching all these crazy movies, European movies and stuff, and I guess that I always laughed at things that were a little more offbeat.”

― Louis C. K.

“I watch a lot of TV. That’s how I spend most of my time outside of work. If I had more time, I would fill it 100 percent with watching TV.”

― Luis von Ahn

“I grew up watching Steven Spielberg and scary movies.”

― M. Night Shyamalan

“Whenever I come to Delhi, I forget about eating right and watching my weight.”

― Madhur Bhandarkar

“I watched westerns when I was a kid, like everybody else, but I wasn’t a total nerd or geek about it. I kind of fell in love with westerns heavily when I started watching Sergio Leone’s westerns.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“I haven’t watched that much TV, to be honest. To be honest, I don’t watch that many films anymore – partly because I don’t have time; secondly, because I watch a lot of sports, and I love watching sports.”

― Mads Mikkelsen

“A franchise gives a sense of security to everyone – the director, producers, exhibitors, and even the audience feels that they are watching something close to the first part.”

― Mahesh Bhatt

“After watching Guru Dutt’s films, I became a huge fan of Sahir Ludhianvi’s poetry and the songs of Guru Dutt’s films.”

― Mahira Khan

“I honestly didn’t know how well Bin Roye would fare with audiences. I couldn’t be indifferent while watching it. I kept seeing tiny nuances that I could have changed with my role.”

― Mahira Khan

“I like watching a ‘Ram Leela.’ I like my dance and song.”

― Mahira Khan

“I have grown up watching Bollywood films, watching Shah Rukh Khan’s films. I am happy that I worked with him.”

― Mahira Khan

“I fell in love with the whole process of making a movie. I loved the sets. I loved watching the actors and the crew.”

― Maika Monroe

“The moment I started watching my thoughts, I realized how futile fear is.”

― Manisha Koirala

“Watching an Amitabh Bachchan film in my village was a cinematic treat.”

― Manoj Bajpayee

“I’ve always been really inspired by watching top athletes putting in peak performances.”

― Manu Bennett

“Celebrity watching and speculation is almost like a sport.”

― Marc Anthony

“Watching familiar characters take unexpected turns is very appealing.”

― Marc Platt

“I have trouble watching singers because they are so sincere.”

― Maria Bamford

“I believe that theater has to be utterly life-changing for the people watching it.”

― Marianne Elliott

“I love seeing a story evolve over several books and watching characters develop.”

― Marie Rutkoski

“Watching movies is my one distraction.”

― Marilyn Manson

“There are few things more amusing in the world of politics than watching moderate Republicans charging to the right in pursuit of greater glory.”

― Mario Cuomo

“I was a big fan of Greta Garbo and that era of movies, so I dreamt watching those movies.”

― Marion Cotillard

“I’ve grown up watching football my whole life.”

― Marisa Miller

“There’s something fascinating about watching artists draw.”

― Mark Hamill

“I enjoy watching basketball, yeah.”

― Mark Lanegan

“I’m not after a closed system, I mean I’m after a complicated system in structure, but as far as watching it, I don’t think that everything should be decided.”

― Mark Morris

“My greatest memories as a kid were playing sports with my dad and watching sports with my dad.”

― Mark Teixeira

“At first, I was thinking about just getting to the NBA, just watching the NBA, being one of the All-Stars in the NBA.”

― Markelle Fultz

“If there’s anything unsettling to the stomach, it’s watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.”

― Marlon Brando

“This was almost two hours of factual documentary. In our audience ratings, barely no one left the programme. The whole of his life is so fascinating and people kept watching for that reason.”

― Martin Bashir

“Pop culture or advertising doesn’t work perfectly. No one is watching and mindlessly accepting every part of the narrative or ideology.”

― Martine Syms

“I grew up watching tons and tons of television. It was all I would do, especially during summer vacations.”

― Martine Syms

“I acted in theater and I took film classes when I was 12 and just obsessed over it. I loved it and spent hours and hours in the film studio learning and watching.”

― Mary Elizabeth Winstead

“Many of my friends are chefs, and I learnt to cook watching them.”

― Mary Quant

“The gods are watching, but idly, yawning.”

― Mason Cooley

“If I could do it over, I’d want to come up to the big leagues like Mike Trout. He’s exciting and I like watching him.”

― Matt Kemp

“The earliest golfing memories that I have are of the Italian Open when I was about six years of age. Watching that event is how I really got started in the game.”

― Matteo Manassero

“I mean, I must confess I don’t own Harry Potter DVDs. My parents do. They have them all. And they like watching them.”

― Matthew Lewis

“I’m very self-conscious as an actor, with performances and things, and I don’t like watching my own stuff.”

― Matthew Lewis

“When I yell at my TV, it’s usually watching… usually it happens during the election. There’s when I’m watching CNN and MSNBC.”

― Matthew Moy

“’The Office’ is clearly the funniest show on TV. But I can’t live without watching ‘Eureka.’ It’s my favorite show of all time, and I watch it constantly on my iPod.”

― Matthew Underwood

“Reagan didn’t socialize with the press. He spent his evenings with Nancy, watching TV with dinner trays. But he knew that to transcend, you can’t condescend.”

― Maureen Dowd

“I’m scared of watching a TV show about vampires. I can’t fall asleep.”

― Maurice Sendak

“At the Barcelona youth academy, I lived right next to Camp Nou, but I spent my days watching movies.”

― Mauro Icardi

“I got to fight the greatest-of-all-time in my weight division – not once but twice. I was watching this guy when I was 16 years old when I first started kickboxing. I wanted to fight Aldo in a kickboxing match. A couple years later, I came to MMA and wanted to fight him. 10 years later, I got to fight the man twice.”

― Max Holloway

“If you haven’t really raced a lot in lower categories, and you make the jump to Formula One, you have to learn in Formula One, and a lot more people are watching.”

― Max Verstappen

“I’m not super aware of what’s the coolest thing and what everybody’s doing or listening to or watching at any given time.”

― Maya Hawke

“I think watching TV has influenced my books, but I don’t think writing TV has.”

― Megan Abbott

“My family is crazy about watching what – everything I do.”

― Meghann Fahy

“There are younger people watching CBS, but their audience isn’t 13 to 25. The CW specializes in that.”

― Melissa Benoist

“For television worth watching, Trump should debate Karl Rove, and both should be tasked with figuring out how to unite Republicans.”

― Mercedes Schlapp

“I love watching gymnastics, swimming, and track and field.”

― Mia Hamm

“What I know of Hawaii is from watching the ‘Brady Bunch’ shows from the seventies.”

― Michael Bastian

“For me, at the French Open, if I wasn’t playing my match I was glued to CNN watching the events unfold.”

― Michael Chang

“I work on the types of movies that I would have loved watching as a kid.”

― Michael Giacchino

“Despite the absurdity and the silliness and the triviality of the entire campaign experience, there is also something, as non-cynical as this sounds, kind of uplifting and strange about watching democracy unfold.”

― Michael Hastings

“Discipline is just doing the same thing the right way whether anyone’s watching or not.”

― Michael J. Fox

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.”

― Michael Jackson

“It is nerve-wracking watching my kids’ games.”

― Michael Jordan

“I learn from Kevin Spacey and Tom Hardy, watching these guys work, the things they all do differently. Tom never stops exploring and discovering, take after take. His mind never turns off.”

― Michael Kelly

“I don’t think there is a national pasttime. Watching TV is a national pasttime. Really. If there is a national pasttime, it is watching TV.”

― Michael Lewis

“My goal is to make the process of taking and watching videos as easy as it is for photos.”

― Michael Seibel

“My taste in watching things runs from dramas and low-budget films to high-end fantasy/science fiction.”

― Michael Sheen

“I love watching Jeff Bridges act. He’s brilliant.”

― Michael Sheen

“I love watching people, guessing what they are going to do next. I’m no Derren Brown, but I love that people stuff. Maybe that’s why I’m an actor.”

― Michael Socha

“I still enjoy watching films more than making them.”

― Michael Winterbottom

“I remember watching ‘The Wire,’ because I absolutely adored ‘The Wire,’ and there were so many secret layers within that drama, and it was just fantastic.”

― Michelle Fairley

“I grew up in Malaysia, and Bollywood is really big there. As a result, I’ve grown up watching a lot of Hindi movies.”

― Michelle Yeoh

“I took to ‘SpongeBob’ and started watching it frequently. Even when I’m older, I think I’ll still watch the show.”

― Michy Batshuayi

“In 1962 I was 17, so I was definitely watching the dance shows on television.”

― Micky Dolenz

“After watching the shrill reaction from liberals to the George Zimmerman verdict, I am reminded about why I’m proud to be a conservative.”

― Mike Gallagher

“It creeps up on you and becomes an obsession. It comes out of watching a million movies.”

― Mike Leigh

“I grew up watching ‘Friends’ and watching Rachel and Monica idolize George Clooney and the other ‘ER’ guy on the show.”

― Mikhail Varshavski

“We owe a lot to Thomas Edison – if it wasn’t for him, we’d be watching television by candlelight.”

― Milton Berle

“To be front and center watching Keri Russell work is amazing.”

― Miriam Shor

“I don’t like watching myself on TV, I don’t like reading about myself.”

― Missy Franklin

“I have grown up watching Marathi plays and craved to be a part of it.”

― Mithila Palkar

“I have grown up watching plays at Shivaji Mandir and used to participate in plays in school, too.”

― Mithila Palkar

“Like a lot of people, I also grew up watching Bollywood films.”

― Mithila Palkar

“My first Olympics memory was watching Haile Gebrselassie in Sydney 2000. His sprint finish to defend his title really moved me.”

― Mo Farah

“I grew up watching Lee Trevino, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer.”

― Molly Sims

“Sci-fi fans are a different breed. They are so loyal, it’s unbelievable. They’ve seen every sci-fi thing I’ve done, and then they started watching ‘Homeland’ because I was in it.”

― Morena Baccarin

“Watching somebody sing reveals a lot about character.”

― Morgan Neville

“I prefer watching people on a screen, and I’ve had the most pleasurable people-watching experiences at the Palace Cinema in Balwyn.”

― Morris Gleitzman

“I have grown up watching films like ‘Striptease’ and ‘Ghost,’ and here I was in the same frame as the gorgeous Demi Moore.”

― Mrunal Thakur

“I grew up watching Scooby Doo and Thelma was my favourite character.”

― MyAnna Buring

“I love ‘Swamy Ra Ra’ movie and I wanted to act in Sudheer Varma’s direction after watching that film.”

― Naga Chaitanya

“I grew up watching television as a kid. It was always something I wanted to pursue.”

― Nahnatchka Khan

“What someone does when viewing content on a tablet is different than the lean-back mentality of watching on the big screen.”

― Nancy Dubuc

“I do films that amuse me and I can enjoy watching.”

― Nani

“I’d dream of assisting Gautham Menon after watching ‘Kaakha Kaakha.’”

― Nani

“I loved watching so many of the great designers I’ve worked with do what they do. That’s why I’m still loyal to the designers that I’ve known since I was 16.”

― Naomi Campbell

“I didn’t grow up watching wrestling, and it’s something that I fell for and took to.”

― Naomi

“Doing TV is great, but TV is for starring on, not for watching.”

― Natasha Leggero

“I don’t think the demographic for skating really entails a lot of basketball watching.”

― Nathan Chen

“Skating is a very beautiful sport, and I love watching new programs.”

― Nathan Chen

“Empathy is what obsesses me. And watching empathy recede in the world is terrifying.”

― Nathan Englander

“I have grown up watching Bollywood movies, and I would love to act in them.”

― Navi Rawat

“Stephen Hawking’s been watching too many Hollywood movies. I think the only kind aliens in Hollywood are the ones created by Steven Spielberg – ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ and ‘E.T.,’ for example. All other aliens are trying to suck our brains out.”

― Neil deGrasse Tyson

“I’m English, and ‘Doctor Who’ was this thing that I’ve been watching since I was three.”

― Neil Gaiman

“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

“I wanted to tell a story that interested me as much in the telling as in the watching.”

― Neil LaBute

“The Oscars is a sport. There’s the excitement of watching something live, as it happens.”

― Neil Meron

“I just like sitting at home, chilling and watching a movie.”

― Niall Horan

“I actually haven’t been on many dates, but I like just chilling around at home and watching a movie with a girl.”

― Niall Horan

“I’m growing very talented at watching blood and guts on screen because I have zero emotional response.”

― Nicholas D’Agosto

“There’s a difference between watching a film and watching a bit of cinema and enjoying a film as a piece of cinema.”

― Nick Frost

“I went to a catholic public school St Helens and learned English by watching bugs bunny cartoons.”

― Nick Mancuso

“You’re really in a bubble if you’re not watching the league.”

― Nick Nurse

“People are watching GoPro content not to decide whether they should buy it or not – they’re watching it for the entertainment.”

― Nick Woodman

“I spend a lot of time learning about bird watching.”

― Nikki Giovanni

“If I’m watching my favorite boxer, and he’s just won the heavyweight championship of the world, and he retires, it kind of makes the guy a legend.”

― Nikki Sixx

“There’s something liberating about watching someone not following the rules.”

― Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

“I let steam off by watching ‘Downton Abbey.’”

― Nina Arianda

“We performed at the VMAs, which is crazy because we grew up watching that show and all of our inspirations and idols were there.”

― Normani Kordei

“I love watching the Premier League.”

― Nuno Espirito Santo

“The show I’m obsessed with watching is ‘Say Yes to the Dress!’ Because I love the whole makeover idea, and I’m a sap for love, of course.”

― Olivia Culpo

“The airline industry has been closely watching, monitoring, exactly what the rail industry has done.”

― Oscar Munoz

“I like watching any good players.”

― Owen Farrell

“I grew up watching Cinemax, the late-night Cinemax of the ’80s and early ’90s.”

― Owen King

“Watching Republicans in Washington is like watching lemmings, if lemmings jumped into cesspools instead of off cliffs.”

― P. J. O’Rourke

“I grew up watching Bull Nakano, and she was amazing.”

― Paige

“Working with Terry Gilliam was magic – I’ve been watching his films since I was little.”

― Paloma Faith

“I’ve been watching Park Hyung Sik since his ZE:A days. I know all of their title songs and even got tested on their songs by Park Hyung Sik.”

― Park Bo-young

“I grew up watching films that presented male perspectives of women.”

― Parvathy

“Perhaps this is because I’m from the generation that grew up watching ‘The Jetsons’ on TV, but I really thought we would be much more advanced in the areas of transportation and medicine.”

― Pat Cadigan

“Modern managers have a lot of demands on them, and many feel, with justification, that they do not have the time to commit to watching the junior sides.”

― Paul Scholes

“I have no interest in watching myself act.”

― Paul Wesley

“I’ve been watching detective shows, like ‘Wallander’ and the Danish ‘The Killing.’ I’m like, ‘That would be kind of fun to do.’”

― Paula Malcomson

“I grew up cinematically in the ’70s. I was watching a lot of Godard, Bresson, Dreyer, and all sorts of old films and the Czech New Wave.”

― Pawel Pawlikowski

“People who weren’t watching basketball were still fans of Lil Penny.”

― Penny Hardaway

“It’s a pleasure. We are lucky guys to be there in front of the millions and millions watching us.”

― Pep Guardiola

“I have really got into watching the unsigned bands. They play mad venues like the Sugarmill in Stoke and all sorts of underground, grimy places.”

― Peter Crouch

“I enjoy watching the karate practitioners because of their high spiritual level.”

― Peter Tosh

“I don’t mind playing or watching a movie or sitting down.”

― Peter Uihlein

“I remember watching Looney Tunes cartoons and having the music stuck in my head.”

― Petra Haden

“I’m not the sort of person who would want to just lie on the sofa watching TV.”

― Petra Kvitova

“I’ve been watching and involved in presidential politics since 1960 when I first voted, and the Republican, the conservative candidate in the primary is always going to lean right and come back to the center for the general – the opposite for the Democrat.”

― Phil Gingrey

“I learnt to do bicycle kicks watching Robinho on the television.”

― Philippe Coutinho

“I went through a phase when I was watching a lot of foreign films, just itching to get out of the suburbs and explore.”

― Phillipa Soo

“I grew up watching ‘Dawson’s Creek,’ and I started watching ‘The Vampire Diaries’ when I was auditioning because I wanted to get a feel of it… then I totally got hooked!”

― Phoebe Tonkin

“I grew up watching Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton.”

― Pierre Niney

“I am addicted to watching cookery shows.”

― Pooja Bhatt

“The audience loves watching masala films, and I love to make what the audience likes. I also think it is easy to make a masala film.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I learned the way a monkey learns – by watching its parents.”

― Prince Charles

“My parents were really strict about me not watching cartoons.”

― Questlove

“It’s not right to say that only girls get emotional while watching a movie. I have seen so many men connecting with a movie so much that they get emotional.”

― Raashi Khanna

“I grew up drinking eggnog and watching ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ every Christmas with my family.”

― Rachel Boston

“I love watching great TV, whether it’s to educate myself more on my craft or to just simply be entertained.”

― Rachel G. Fox

“Everyone’s amazed by the question that how did I succeed as an actor in the industry, which has Kamal Haasan? It’s because I grew as an actor watching Kamal’s acting.”

― Rajinikanth

“I grew as an actor just by watching Kamal Haasan acting. I had the good fortune of being able to observe Kamal Haasan from close quarters.”

― Rajinikanth

“We all have grown up watching Hindi romantic films, and when it comes to show love, that’s probably how we show it.”

― Rajkummar Rao

“I have grown up watching franchise-based movies like ‘Star Wars’ and read ‘Amar Chitra Katha’ and had aspired to do cinema like that.”

― Rana Daggubati

“Of course watching a particularly exciting game or a wonderful contestant is always a joy.”

― Randy West

“The vaster the audience, the more vulnerable the people watching the media.”

― Ravi Zacharias

“I actually grew up watching a lot of these cartoons – a lot of the animated series. ‘Batman: The Animated Series,’ ‘Justice League,’ all the stuff that would come onto Cartoon Network.”

― Ray Fisher

“As a kid, I sat transfixed watching Ray Harryhausen’s ‘7th Voyage of Sinbad.’”

― Raymond E. Feist

“I hope everyone enjoys watching ‘The Good Dinosaur’ as much as I did making it.”

― Raymond Ochoa

“I was the kid that grew up watching Bette Davis films.”

― Rebecca Hall

“I was quite quiet as a kid. I sat around watching people.”

― Rebecca Hall

“I kind of grew up just watching Dew Tour and X-Games.”

― Red Gerard

“It is impossible to give a performance that makes you unaware of the fact that you’re watching an actor and be really involved in all aspects of filmmaking.”

― Regina King

“I listen to archival and historic recordings. I love watching singers. I learned a lot from watching videos.”

― Renee Fleming

“I have anxiety when I’m watching TV.”

― Retta

“I’m not good at watching myself.”

― Richard Ayoade

“The impression left after watching the motions of birds is that of extreme mobility – a life of perpetual impulse checked only by fear.”

― Richard Jefferies

“Even as a kid, I was more enchanted watching Bette Davis than Errol Flynn.”

― Richard LaGravenese

“I loved watching classics such as ‘Casablanca’ and goofball comedies such as ‘How To Murder Your Wife’ on WGN-TV.”

― Richard Roeper

“I particularly love watching ‘Hardware’ with a young audience.”

― Richard Stanley

“I have been watching Brazil since I was a little kid.”

― Richarlison

“Growing up watching the Premier League, the person with the most presence was Gilberto Silva. He was everywhere in Brazil. His matches were always televised. He was the main figure I was following in the Premier League.”

― Richarlison

“I always hated watching bands: the guy would break a string or be out of tune, and I have perfect pitch, so it would always tick me off when a guy is up there, and he’d break a string.”

― Rick Nielsen

“Watching dudes come up is one of my biggest joys.”

― Rick Ross

“When I was sitting at home watching ‘Yo! MTV Raps’ as a kid, seeing the bright jackets excited me.”

― Rick Ross

“Keep watching ‘The 100.’ It’s an incredible show, and that’s my family.”

― Ricky Whittle

“I just started watching wrestling in 2008, and I’ve loved it ever since. I told my mom I wanted to become a wrestler.”

― Rico Rodriguez

“When you’re watching a documentary, the danger is to romanticize.”

― Ridley Scott

“Before I go to bed, I’ve got to hit my situps and pushups. While I’m watching a TV show, I do pushups. I even watch ‘SpongeBob’ still, so there we go.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“When I’m watching any game, I watch the tight end.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“I never really grew up watching TV.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“I remember watching Eddie Murphy’s stand-up act when I was little, and just being mesmerized.”

― Rob Riggle

“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

“I can’t remember how many years it’s been since I last saw a David Parsons program or what I saw whenever it was, but that isn’t surprising, since I can’t really remember the first half of a David Parsons program while I’m watching the second half.”

― Robert Gottlieb

“With Andy Cole up front they can score at any time. We’ll be watching him very closely.”

― Robert Laurent

“It’s creepy, knowing someone might be watching me. Why do they need that?”

― Robert Stone

“I grew up watching British comedy on TV, really.”

― Robert Webb

“I don’t really like watching 3-D.”

― Roger Deakins

“It’s like everybody is obsessed with Hollywood movies worldwide. And even though everybody hates the Americans, they’re still watching American movies.”

― Roland Emmerich

“Very good coaches for ski jumpers stand at the top of the slope and watch the jumpers prepare, rather than standing at the bottom and watching them land.”

― Roland Joffe

“Watching National League pitchers trying to hit or even bunt is depressing.”

― Ron Blomberg

“I’m a fan of ‘Family Guy,’ and I like watching the show.”

― Ron Livingston

“I’ll never forget seeing ‘Guys and Dolls’ over and over. I used to sit up in the coliseum watching this magnificent musical. Brilliant.”

― Ron Moody

“I respect Georges St. Pierre as a businessman and an athlete. I don’t have anything against him personally. But he’s not the kind of fighter I like watching.”

― Ronda Rousey

“I watched ‘Downton Abbey’ twice, and I’m thinking of watching it for a third time. It is so good!”

― Rory O’Malley

“As a kid, I looked up to Gazza, and to Wayne Rooney because he came through at Everton. Zidane has been one of my favourite players and I was always watching videos of him.”

― Ross Barkley

“I really liked watching Thierry Henry and Zidane, especially Henry in his Arsenal days.”

― Ruben Loftus-Cheek

“It all started as a dream. Just watching as a kid, just watching Hogan, just watching WWF – it was amazing.”

― Rusev

“Actors become very professional and proficient about watching out for each other’s light and not stepping on each other’s lines.”

― Ryan Gosling

“I love watching Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav steam in. They both are sharp, possess good pace, and swing the ball – making them lethal.”

― S. Sreesanth

“I was watching Johnny Carson when I was way too young to be awake that late.”

― Sallie Patrick

“The greatest impressions I have from watching ‘Dynasty’ were the fashion but, also, these women who had these very visceral emotions that they took out on each other for various reasons.”

― Sallie Patrick

“That’s what I did growing up. Other than being on the computer, I was watching TV and movies. I make no apologies.”

― Sam Esmail

“I was a big ‘Battlestar Galactica’ fan and ‘Star Trek’ fan. I grew up watching those.”

― Sam Heughan

“When I was a kid, we didn’t have a TV until the late ’50s, but I can remember watching Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Steve McQueen, and ‘Gunsmoke.’”

― Sam Shepard

“I have always loved wrestling and grew up watching it – my earliest memories include watching Hulk Hogan.”

― Sami Zayn

“I’m big on watching film, and sometimes it hurts myself because I over-calculate things, or I overthink sometimes.”

― Saquon Barkley

“From watching the draft and following the NFL closely, anything can happen in the draft. But to me, it’s not where I get drafted that matters to me, to be completely honest.”

― Saquon Barkley

“Flattery in courtship is the highest insolence, for whilst it pretends to bestow on you more than you deserve, it is watching an opportunity to take from you what you really have.”

― Sarah Fielding

“Instead of watching cartoons when I was little, I had Russian ballet videos from, like, the 1950s and 1940s.”

― Sarah Hay

“The camera is the gatekeeper to the audience that’s watching you.”

― Scott Borchetta

“It is a pro-U.N. movie. It’s a pro-American movie. It’s a pro-American movie. It’s a movie people should be watching and not denigrating.”

― Scott Ritter

“I was watching the show last year and it didn’t even cross my mind that this could even happen.”

― Scotty McCreery

“There is nothing as special as watching greatness.”

― Sean Astin

“There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies.”

― Sean Penn

“I love watching action movies. I love 007.”

― Shameik Moore

“YouTube has a stigma about only kids watching it. That’s true. It is mostly kids and teenagers who watch it. But I’ve never made videos for teenagers. They should not be watching my videos.”

― Shane Dawson

“I have spoofed celebrities before, but it’s hard for me because I picture them watching it.”

― Shane Dawson

“I started watching YouTube videos and singing, and it became something that I was obsessed with.”

― Shawn Mendes

“I grew up watching Kobe and all these other dudes, but I was in love with that Oklahoma City Thunder team with James Harden, Russell Westbrook, and Kevin Durant.”

― Sheck Wes

“Where you learn things, really, is watching it in front of an audience.”

― Sheldon Harnick

“For the Department of Energy to conduct this investigation is like the fox watching the hen house.”

― Shelley Berkley

“I’ve been watching so many movies and they all have to do with the DVDs. It’s just so much more convenient.”

― Shiri Appleby

“I learned by standing in the wings and watching established acts on stage.”

― Shirley Bassey

“I love watching reality TV, but being part of making it was just demoralizing.”

― Sia

“When I write, it’s like watching a movie in my head.”

― Simone Elkeles

“I grew up on variety shows. I’m from the ’60s and ’70s. I loved watching Flip Wilson. I loved watching Sid Caesar’s ‘Your Show of Shows,’ ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ I love all of those variety shows.”

― Sinbad

“I didn’t grow up watching films, as I was more academically inclined.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“If God is watching us, we might as well be interesting.”

― Solomon Short

“The digital space is becoming more relevant, and people are watching a lot of stuff on the web.”

― Soni Razdan

“’Junebug’ is my favorite Amy Adams movie. I remember watching ‘Mama’ a lot.”

― Sophia Lillis

“Reading and watching movies are the only two things I do. I’m moody, so at times I’m annoyingly introverted; at other times I’m annoyingly extroverted. So I think I’m an ambivert!”

― Sriti Jha

“I wasn’t a wrestling fan growing up; I knew who Hulk Hogan was and stuff but I didn’t watch it. I started watching wrestling about three years before I got involved with WCW.”

― Stacy Keibler

“I like putting all my eggs in one basket and then watching the basket very carefully.”

― Stanley Druckenmiller

“I remember watching ‘Sesame Street’ as a kid and loving that there were Latino characters on there.”

― Stephanie Beatriz

“I like watching a lot of reality television.”

― Stephanie Savage

“My favorite off-camera memory of Jon Stewart is watching him jump from the second level of a tuna tower into the waters off Grand Cayman.”

― Stephen Colbert

“I think it’s amusing to watch a naive, well-meaning character kind of undo more cynical characters – kind of like watching Laurel and Hardy or Charlie Chaplin.”

― Stephen Hillenburg

“I remember the early 1980s, when I first got one of these fabulous film critic jobs. The downside was sitting through ‘Splatteria III: The Dismembering of the Clampett Clan’ or ‘The Oklahoma Meatgrinder Massacre’ or some such. The headaches unleashed by watching attractive kids die week after week after week cannot be imagined.”

― Stephen Hunter

“Watching an entrepreneur fail is sad, but watching him fail from lack of nerve is tragic.”

― Steve Blank

“I like watching films that have very impelling content, great persuasive language.”

― Steven Berkoff

“I want everybody who is watching to come to the Academy Awards with us. I’m going to pay for the bus.”

― Steven Cojocaru

“We really are creatures of a violent world, biologically speaking – watching violence and learning about it is one of our cognitive drives.”

― Steven Pinker

“I’ve been watching ‘Dexter’ recently; I love that show. It’s my favorite.”

― Steven R. McQueen

“The sport wouldn’t be what it is without the fans, and at UFC 189, watching the Irish fans screaming ‘Ole Ole Ole’ was pretty amazing.”

― Stipe Miocic

“I grew up in south London, and I remember watching the scene pop off in East and think, ‘Ahhhh, I would love to be in Bow E3 right now spitting wid Wiley and Dizzee.’”

― Stormzy

“I was from the bush, watching Greg Norman on TV, but it was a world away.”

― Stuart Appleby

“I love watching birds of prey and stags.”

― Sue Perkins

“Watching ‘The Jeremy Kyle Show’ is my guilty pleasure.”

― Sue Townsend

“Instead of watching DVDs at home, I prefer going to the cinema to get the experience.”

― Sunidhi Chauhan

“There was nothing in my past that had lended itself to anything that had to do with space except for watching ‘The Jetsons’ and ‘Star Trek’ and stuff when I was little.”

― Sunita Williams

“John Kennedy won the first televised presidential debate among those watching it, while Richard Nixon won among those listening on the radio.”

― Susan Estrich

“I grew up watching ‘American Idol.’”

― Syd

“I grew up watching ‘Gilmore Girls’ with my older cousins!”

― Sydney Sweeney

“I grew up watching Super J-Cup tournaments and things like that, and those were pretty cool.”

― T. J. Perkins

“I didn’t have a list of dos and don’ts when I started acting, but one thing was very clear that I would only work in films which I would enjoy watching.”

― Taapsee Pannu

“Like many other kids, I liked watching anime.”

― Takashi Murakami

“I hate watching myself on film because I am so judgmental.”

― Tamsin Egerton

“When I see a shoe, I deconstruct it in my head. It comes from spending childhood summers around my grandad’s denim factory in Bury, watching the machinists turn fabric into clothes.”

― Tan France

“I had grown up preparing for the Days of Abomination, watching for the sun to darken, for the moon to drip as if with blood.”

― Tara Westover

“That’s the joy of making a movie: watching all the elements come together.”

― Taron Egerton

“I love people, watching people interact. It’s a lot of psychology. We learn about ourselves by watching other people’s lives on the screen.”

― Tatiana Maslany

“I’m a choreographer and I love watching ‘The Bachelorette.’”

― Taye Diggs

“I have twin sisters who are 12 years younger than me, so watching them grow up has been a big highlight.”

― Taylor Louderman

“For me, the greatest thing a movie can do is rivet you while you’re watching but also give you something to chew on for days and weeks after you’ve seen it.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“Josh Brolin is fascinating to watch because he is just so effortless. It’s like watching a really gifted athlete run, and I just didn’t have that.”

― Taylor Sheridan

“There’s no such thing as ‘too much TV,’ unless we’re all spending more and not watching more.”

― Ted Sarandos

“When I retired from the NFL, no one knew who I was, and I had to start all over. I ended up doing security in L.A., and I was just on movie sets and watching.”

― Terry Crews

“If I start paying attention to the mechanics of a film while watching it, then it’s generally a bad film.”

― Terry Zwigoff

“When we were cutting ‘Raging Bull,’ Martin Scorsese was watching ‘The Films of Hoffmann’ on a 16-mm print over and over and over again.”

― Thelma Schoonmaker

“Watching the Dodgers perform at a really high level is a nice reminder to us as to how high the bar is.”

― Theo Epstein

“I love watching English football. It’s the league I most enjoy.”

― Thiago Alcantara

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if all the world were watching.”

― Thomas Jefferson

“If I’m at home, I’m just watching a bunch of horror movies.”

― Tierra Whack

“I love watching ‘Pointless.’”

― Tim Rice

“I grew up watching a lot of film.”

― Tobias Forge

“Watching a child first learn to crawl on a carpet somehow has more significance to you as you get a little older. Perhaps it is that you have suffered more.”

― Tobin Bell

“I have a huge acting crush on Gene Hackman. I just love watching him.”

― Toby Stephens

“Usually the audience has no idea that the censored version of whatever movie they’re watching isn’t the original.”

― Todd Solondz

“The characters I’ve played have been mostly violent, and I’m so far from being violent or aggressive. I spend a lot of time watching ‘Fireman Sam’ with my three-year-old son Louis.”

― Tom Hardy

“I was terrified watching ‘Civil War’ for the first time.”

― Tom Holland

“I remember clearly watching a ‘Sooty Show’ at a theatre and telling my mum I wanted to be up with the puppets, not in the audience.”

― Tom Riley

“You know I grew up watching the TV series The Rifleman.”

― Tom Selleck

“I think there have been more movies in the Western genre than any other. I grew up watching those movies.”

― Tom Selleck

“I can be affectionate about a lot of things without watching them.”

― Tom Stoppard

“I’d better be on the road, or I’ll be going nuts. I’m not the kind of guy who sits around with a pipe and slippers watching soap operas.”

― Tommy Shaw

“For me, watching Sergio Aguero week in week out helps my game massively, and I’m sure the other girls would say the same about various other players.”

― Toni Duggan

“When I got on tour in 2014, I was hitting a slice off the tee. No joke. Yeah, I had plenty of power, and I knew how to play the curve, but I was a tour player who was watching his tee shots peel 30, 40 yards to the right.”

― Tony Finau

“I was dating a guy that was a huge wrestling fan and I’m embarrassed to say it now but I used to make fun of him for watching it.”

― Torrie Wilson

“’Blackish’ is set in current times. So, doing a police brutality episode in current times when kids are watching our show, it gives them an access point to have these kinds of conversations as family.”

― Tracee Ellis Ross

“I enjoy reality TV shows. Watching them, and appearing in them. There’s a spontaniety involved in the unscripted shows that I like to be involved with.”

― Traci Bingham

“Though it’s safe to say there are a whole lotta American gals who agree with the core ideals of feminism, they are somehow nevertheless watching ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ by the millions.”

― Tracy McMillan

“I’ll be honest, watching the music industry collapse has been demoralizing and disheartening at times.”

― Trent Reznor

“If you got more than one letter from somebody who said they hated you, it meant they kept watching.”

― Trevor Moore

“When you’re watching ‘Armageddon,’ and the Aerosmith song starts… Super funny.”

― Trey Parker

“I’m very good at watching basketball and wearing basketball shoes.”

― Trip Lee

“The quarterback I enjoy watching the most is Dan Marino.”

― Troy Aikman

“I’m a bit of a goofball; I don’t have a lot of censors and I don’t have a lot boundaries and I’m trying to remember that the world is watching.”

― Ty Olsson

“As a fan, I like watching fighters rather than boxers.”

― Tyson Fury

“I was the coach in Valencia, and this was when Pochettino was finishing his playing career. And we met in Valencia watching the Chile training sessions. And a few months later, he took over as coach of Espanyol.”

― Unai Emery

“I love watching other guys fight.”

― Urijah Faber

“I have grown up watching films like ‘Dil To Pagal Hai,’ and ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai,’ where all the leading characters had a substantial part to play.”

― Urvashi Rautela

“I love watching old sitcoms. It’s very inspiring to watch ‘Mary Tyler Moore’ and ‘Golden Girls.’ I have watched them over and over again for years.”

― Valerie Azlynn

“I’ve been watching a lot of A&E’s ‘Intervention.’ I know that’s sort of depressing, but I love watching it.”

― Vanessa Bayer

“I can stay up watching TV so late.”

― Vanessa Bayer

“Basically, I am a huge film buff and love watching all kinds of films.”

― Varun Tej

“I didn’t grow up watching film but as a Ukrainian-American, music and stories and dance are crucial.”

― Vera Farmiga

“I was just a regular kid who was interested in studying, playing cricket, and watching movies.”

― Vicky Kaushal

“When I was really sick, I loved watching ‘Dancing With the Stars.’”

― Victoria Arlen

“I’m not a big fan of watching my matches.”

― Victoria Azarenka

“Reverse-parking in a small space is one of those high-pressure situations where a critical, watching eye becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“When I was younger and first started watching MTV I loved watching TRL. I loved watching my favorite singers/bands perform.”

― Victoria Justice

“I love watching Crufts on the television, especially the agility tests; I find them very impressive.”

― Victoria Pendleton

“Being part of the national Test set-up is an experience I enjoyed. I learnt by watching the players prepare for matches.”

― Vijay Shankar

“I grew up watching English films and listening to The Doors and The Beatles.”

― Vikrant Massey

“I grew up watching ‘Raging Bull.’”

― Vincent Cassel

“I’ve been reading a lot of books on history, and watching a lot of educational TV. Wikipedia too, even though it is not reliable.”

― Vir Das

“I love to watch my kids when they don’t know I’m watching.”

― Walker Hayes

“It was endlessly entertaining, watching people beat each other up. All the little kids in the neighborhood would come and watch… and then we’d beat them up as well.”

― Wayne Coyne

“I’m happy in Lululemon, with a glass of red wine, watching HGTV.”

― Wendy Davis

“I spend my weekends sleeping and watching DVDs, and eating at restaurants within a 2-block radius of my apartment.”

― Wentworth Miller

“Sometimes a movie knows you’re watching it. It knows how to hold and keep you, how, when it’s over, to make you want it all over again.”

― Wesley Morris

“My guilty pleasure is watching the Investigation Discovery channel.”

― Whit Stillman

“I’m not used to people watching the stuff that I do.”

― Will Forte

“It’s fun to see a lot of the crowd become embarrassed. You’re kind of watching them almost wanting to not watch the screen, but they have to because it’s so compelling!”

― Will Friedle

“I’m around the stadium all the time watching film, just trying to learn as much as I can.”

― Will Grier

“I’m not against watching myself, but I miss a lot of it. I’ve got two little kids who we don’t let watch TV.”

― William H. Macy

“Golf is the only sport where watching the game is arguably as grueling physically as playing it.”

― Willie Geist

“I remember watching the premiere of the pilot episode of ‘Next Gen’ when I was a teenager.”

― Wilson Cruz

“I liked to hang around my mom’s beauty salon, watching her do hair.”

― Winnie Harlow

“I was watching TV, and there was this oldies-but-goodies film fest, and ‘Lucas’ came on. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m an oldie!’”

― Winona Ryder

“I love watching old movies, and I read a lot of autobiographies.”

― Winona Ryder

“There is nothing quite as exciting as watching a master at work.”

― Yance Ford

“I have a baby that is 21 months old, and I watch Disney Junior with him. A lot of those shows are about pirates. Even the T-shirts and pajamas I buy for him have pirate themes like, ‘Aye-aye, argh and mate.’ But, I definitely grew up watching pirates.”

― Yasmine Al Masri

“They gave me 18 experiments to complete in my 10 days in the ISS. That’s a lot. Everyone told me I didn’t have to complete all of them, that it wasn’t expected of me. But I knew everyone was watching me, so I gave up meals and sleep and completed all 18 experiments. It’s a very Korean thing to do.”

― Yi So-Yeon

“You can observe a lot by just watching.”

― Yogi Berra

“You can observe a lot by watching.”

― Yogi Berra

“I did have a lot of years watching and appreciating dance and theater and all of those kind of things, and it has informed the way that I work with actors and the way I approach things.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“When people don’t understand what they’re watching, a lot of what they perceive has to do with who they themselves are.”

― Yorgos Lanthimos

“I paid attention to the music industry and watching a lot of stuff on TV, behind-the-scenes stuff on old DVDs, and paying attention to interviews from artists and rappers and just really watching a lot of stuff as a kid.”

― Young M.A

“Filming ’24’ is just like watching ’24.’”

― Yvonne Strahovski

“Amanda Bynes and I have become close since filming ‘Hairspray.’ It’s so weird because I grew up watching her.”

― Zac Efron

“I’m a guy, but I’m not afraid to cry. Not all of the time. But when I’m watching a movie, I’ll sometimes shed a tear, especially ‘Moulin Rouge’.”

― Zac Efron

“I love watching ‘House of Cards.’”

― Zal Batmanglij

“Ninety percent of my ideas come to me either when I’m reading or watching a show.”

― Zara Cox

“When I watch a movie for the first few times I’m usually thinking about where I was in a given scene, who was next to me, what we were doing etc. But after I’ve gotten through all of this, when I’m really watching the film itself, then I get moved.”

― Zhang Ziyi

“I definitely don’t feel like I’m watching ballet during ‘Raze.’”

― Zoe Bell

“I find playwriting to be incredibly difficult compared to screenwriting. Part of it is that I grew up watching movies and not watching plays.”

― Zoe Kazan
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