Covers Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Covers Quotes from famous persons: Sara Evans, Andre Aciman, Mike White, Phil Condit, Lynsey Addario. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Covers Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I started in a covers band with my brothers when I was

I started in a covers band with my brothers when I was just four years old.
I can’t forget the scene in ‘My Night at Maud’s’ when the very pious engineer in the business suit decides to sit on Maud’s bed while she is lying under the covers with only a T-shirt on, determined to seduce him.
‘Girls’ is a huge show, as far as buzz, and magazine covers, and getting a ton of copy, and awards. And yet I don’t think the viewership is huge.
We are moving toward a global economy. One way of approaching that is to pull the covers over your head. Another is to say: It may be more complicated – but that’s the world I am going to live in, I might as well be good at it.
Phil Condit
For a journalist who covers the Muslim world, we have responsibilities to be familiar with that culture and to know how to respond to that.
I wanted to write songs that were as good as the covers.
George Thorogood
I played piano in a covers band, but that didn’t especially help with girls. There is never a piano around after the shows. Guys with the guitars were the ones who got lucky.
Jonathan Tropper
I’ve never really figured out why the media covers the media, you know?
A lot of science fiction is very accessible and very readable, but a lot of people are justifiably put off by the covers of spaceships – though that never put me off.
I wanted to play my original music, but it was really hard because a lot of the people who would come out to the shows found out about me through ‘The Voice’ and wanted to hear covers.
Taking in and blowing out smoke? And now you see girls smoking cigars. It got to be such a fad. Girls on the covers of magazines, smoking cigars. Give me a break. I didn’t want to be a part of that. I don’t like ‘popular.’
James Coburn
I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven‘t even known I’m on.
Cosmopolitan‘ used to publish five covers across the U.S. so that if one was unpopular, it wouldn’t tank their entire sales.
Medicaid covers vitally needed medical care for millions of people in New York. Compliance with billing requirements ensures the financial integrity of the Medicaid program.
Audrey Strauss
I have a utilitarian approach to dressing; as long as I quite like it and it covers me up, I don’t care what it is.
The art editor in charge of the covers at the ‘New Yorker‘ is Francoise Mouly. She’s very familiar with the eccentricities and personalities of cartoonists, so working with her is very easy.
People think they have a perfect idea of who you are from a four-second Snapchat video… and fake blogs, stories, magazine covers. In reality, that’s not the case. Nobody knows who I am except family and my close friends.
I never pushed the envelope of wanting people to know me, or be on the covers of magazines. I just want to enjoy what I’m doing.
David Eigenberg
Our oceans cover two-thirds of what my grandfather called our water planet, and the part of the ocean that falls under the jurisdiction of the United States covers an area larger than the country itself.
I used to do covers gigs that would be 90 minutes, with a 30 minute break, then another 90.
I went to a seminar early in my career on the craft of storytelling by Robert McKee. It was really life altering. There are basic principles on how to craft an engaging story and he covers them well. He’s got a book out, ‘Story,’ that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in improve their storytelling.
Jane Jensen
My grandmother loved country music, and she’s the one who really got me into country music. She had George Strait tapes, a bunch of them. I remember listening to tapes, taking them out, the covers and the back.
When I was in Baltimore, I played in several different bands, doing four sets a night, two sets of originals, two sets of covers, that kind of thing.
I think thrill covers many different areas of a person‘s life. I’m a thrill junkie for sure, I don’t like doing the same things for a long time. Which is why, I like my work to be a mixed bag.
When readers close the covers on ‘Running the Rift,’ I want them to understand that it is not a genocide novel but rather a story of hope and rebirth.
Naomi Benaron
American Horrorgoes for a very specific kind of Seventies suburban downer ambience – ‘Flowers in the Attic‘ paperbacks, Black Sabbath album covers and late-night flicks like ‘Let’s Scare Jessica to Death.’ It even has ‘Go Ask Alice‘-era urban legends.
From folk to tribal to Cab Calloway, Cole Porter, Gershwin to the Rolling Stones, whose first record was all covers, to country-western, bebop, blues, and even the referencing in classic hip hop to cliched love ballads of the ’80s or whatever – that is kinda gone, and that’s just terrifying to me.
Covers are always so fun to do, but there’s nothing like telling your own story.
I did about 2000 covers altogether, for all sorts of books – from Shakespeare to James Bond – and I always had the idea that I must give 100%, no matter who the author was.
Dick Bruna
Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.
I genuinely feel like, when people climb K2, it’s everywhere in the news, everybody covers it.
As I grew up and began identifying myself as a feminist, there were plenty of issues that continued to make me question marriage: the fathergiving‘ the bride away, women taking their husband‘s last name, the white dress, the vows promising to ‘obey‘ the groom. And that only covers the wedding.
It’s really much more than the plastic of album covers and record sales and dollars and cents. Music is just everybody’s mother. Music is the power of you.
I’m John McEnroe-like. I’m coming forward every opportunity I get. My wingspan covers some ground at the net. My serve is OK. I can move it around enough. My groundstrokes are good enough to hang in a rally with a good player. But generally, my goal is to put away a point quickly.
Wells Fargo‘s internal review only covers unauthorized accounts dating back to 2011. News reports and court documents suggest these problems might have existed long before then. The 2013 ‘Los Angeles Times’ articles led to the L.A. city attorney‘s office investigation into Wells Fargo’s sales practices.
I used to carry a bag of records down to my friend‘s house every Friday, and we’d sit down and play all the records I loved, and we’d look at the album covers.
When I first came to America, you know, I would look at the newsstands and see the women on the magazine covers. I had never seen anyone smile the way these girls smile! It’s like they have nothing to worry about!
Anchee Min
I remember when our first album came out. After one of our gigs, we went across the border to Mexico and the band in the bar where we were was doing covers of our songs. I don’t think they understood a word they were singing but they did the songs perfectly.
Books written by boys are given very different treatment to those written by girls: they’re even given very different covers. People also expect, in this YA-booming world, girls to be less experimental than boys: girls are achieving a lot of success, but they’re confined.
I enjoy the sari. I think it’s the sexiest garment ever. It shows you the right amount, it covers the right amount, it’s extremely versatile, it suits every body type, it suits every face.
I think after you write something and you’re finished with it, there is a sense of loss. That this is a world I can’t really re-enter the way that I could when I was working on it. The covers of the book close it to the writer.
I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn’t really comfortable with it.
David Caruso
You go to the airport and look at the bookstand, and you feel the titles are similar, the covers are similar, and you wonder how they can be different.
I don’t think I’d ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.
I remember when I was about 12, I read M. R. James’ ‘Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary’ under the covers, way too young to fully understand what was going on with those stories – completely terrified but absolutely loved them.
Tom Goodman-Hill
I still have my high school copy of the collected Poe – missing its covers and pretty worse for the wear.
I did everything to break in. I even recorded covers of Alicia Keys and Lauryn Hill, and put them on Youtube in the hopes that Drake would discover me like he did Justin Bieber.
Naps are the key to relieving stress. When you are working on two hours of sleep, the fact that cheese comes on something when you ordered it with no cheese is enough to send you crying under the covers for an hour.
There’s going to be a need for a system of cooperation within the continent of Europe including the U.K. that covers both economic and political cooperation.
If you want to be taken seriously and gain credibility, you really do have to try and write yourself. I don’t want to do an album of covers and stuff.
Amy Nuttall
What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory. The best non-fiction is also creative.
Tracy Kidder
I like to work in a team. And for that you must have a structure that covers everything and that there is fluid communication.
There’s such a huge link with fashion, with front covers of magazines and selling products, but that’s not what you go into the job for, and yet you’re persuaded that’s what you have to do to create the opportunities for yourself.
General David Petraeus was so successful at getting on covers of magazines, having journalists fall in love with him, that in fact he was able to use that power to go around the normal chain of command.
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.
Dave Mustaine
I never took any guitar lessons or anything; I never really learned to play covers. I’m actually happy that I never took lessons as a kid. Now, I’d like to take lessons to kind of go deeper. But I think sometimes lessons can steal a person’s personality away, because they’re trying to do things so technically.
Publishers have published women’s fiction into a corner, and now we are all trying to punch our way out of it. We just have to write the best books we possibly can and hope that, once the pink covers and Bridget Jones have faded from memory, we might finally be allowed just to be called writers.
I strongly believe in political activity that has to do with choices – and not consensus that sometimes covers problems and doesn’t resolve them.
Edi Rama
I have a 6-year-old niece who doesn’t look like the majority of girls on the covers of magazines. I hope that by the time she’s 16, the world will have changed.
The easiest thing to do in the world is pull the covers up over your head and go back to sleep.
Dan Gable
One of my favorite album covers is Miguel’s ‘Wildheart.’
Record covers helped me discover a lot of music that I wasn’t aware of.
Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983′ covers a short chunk of time in Nigeria’s musical culture – one that might have lasted longer had the label spearheading the movement at the time, Phonodisk, not been so financially mismanaged.
I love ghost stories. I remember when I was about 12, I read M. R. James’ ‘Ghost Stories Of An Antiquary’ under the covers, way too young to fully understand what was going on with those stories, completely terrified but absolutely loved them.
Tom Goodman-Hill
If you think that there are actually covers that we haven’t done on ‘Glee‘ that I could then put on an album… We’ve done everything! Pretty soon we’re just going to have to start doing opera and stuff on the show.
One of the reasons that DC, Marvel, and other comic book companies have always asked me to do covers and variant covers is because they know that when they tell me ‘icon,’ I jump over their words, and I give them an iconic cover – but while I’m doing it, there is going to be an idea there.
Any bull market covers a multitude of sins, so there may be all sorts of problems with the current system that we won‘t see until the bear market comes.
As an artist, it is heartwarming to see other artists appreciate your work by making covers and renditions of your original track.
My favorite thing to do is rip the covers off a script when reading for writers to hire and make everybody read without names on the covers of the script. I can’t tell you how many times my writers, women and men, will pick people of color and women much more often than they would with a cover on the script.
You promote your films; it’s part of your job. You do the magazine covers and stuff, and then I try to live a really normal life. I definitely don’t try to make it into any more craziness than it is.
Well, you know what? The same people that get driven crazy by hip hop are the same people that probably listen to the type of music that drives me crazy. Like, Journey covers.
I looked on my stomach and saw Frieda Rebecca, white as flour with the cream that covers new babies, funny little dark squiggles of hair plastered over her head, with big, dark-blue eyes.
I mean, casting gender non-conforming people in campaigns and editorials and on covers of magazines is a risk for any business because there’s going to be controversy, but I think they need to take the risk and believe they’re moving in the right direction.
I steer clear of books with ugly covers. And ones that are touted as ‘sweeping,’_ ‘tender‘ or ‘universal.’ But to the real question of what’s inside: I avoid books that seem to conservatively follow stale formulas. I don’t read for plot, a story ‘about’ this or that.
If I could wear any label forever it would be Burberry. It covers a huge span of stuff. You can’t go wrong with a classic trench and a pair of jeans.
Morality covers our conduct, not what goes on inside our heads.
I like to say that I do covers of my own songs. And I have about a dozen bands all over the world. That’s no exaggeration. I have a South African band, an Australian band, Swedish bands, English bands, American bands. They’re all notable musicians, too.
The income from sales now covers the expense of materials but I expect this to improve.
Mike Thompson
I have never been a major fashionista, but I love a suit, and I did have one made for me by the tailor Stephen Williams. The great thing about a bespoke suit is that it covers up my pot belly. When I buy a suit, I’ll pick shoes, belt, tie, shirt and socks, and that will be what I always wear with it.
The uniform makes for brotherhood, since when universally adopted it covers up all differences of class and country.
In my head, I consider ‘No Turning Back’ my ‘dipping the toe in the water’ album. It was mostly covers of favorite songs, and there were three originals in there. So, it feels like it was just my album to see what the temperature of the water was.
I go on a hunting safari at least once a year to Botswana, which is fantastic because we have a huge area of wilderness entirely to ourselves. My island covers roughly 55 acres, which again I have to myself, with nearly half a kilometre of private beach with my own jetties and boats.
One of the most amazing things about ‘Crazy Ex-Girlfriend‘ is that every song is an original. There are no covers. I think ‘Glee’ had to deal with forcing covers into their plotlines. That can be difficult to pull off.
I just like to do covers, every once in a while. If someone pays me to go into the studio, I’ll do it.
Usually I’m the one who does the covers. And I just said, man, it would be nice to see what somebody else could do, outside of this thing. A fresher look. And I never, in a million years, would have come up with this. Believe me!
From playing bass guitar in a covers band in Israel… to my various partnerships with media companies, investment companies, governments etc. all over the world, I’ve been extremely lucky.
Any item of clothing that covers the face and makes it impossible to identify individuals is open to abuse.
My opinion of covers is that unless you’re going to change and take a cover in a new direction, it’s gonna get put up against the old one, and you’re gonna lose. It’s like, which would you rather listen to? The Righteous Brothers’ ‘Loving Feeling’ or Hall and Oates’ ‘Loving Feeling?’
When I was a street performer, before I had any songs of my own that anybody would stop and put in money for, I would always be doing covers. Even with covers, people wouldn’t stop in the beginning.
I like to sing covers of songs that are at the extreme ends from what I usually listen to.
Yael Naim
It’s not enough to play the old songs; that feels like being your own covers band or something. It’s a big release to do new stuff.
Ironing boards are a classic example of something I find horrible about modern society: the excitementation, for want of a better word, of mundane things. Funny ironing board covers – I hate them.
My father brought me a box of books once when I was about three and a half or four. I remember the carton they were in and the covers with illustrations by Newell C. Wyeth.
Paula Fox
Essence‘ is political. I grew up on the magazine, looking at the covers. Seeing ourselves on the cover is political.
That became a big time in comic books because it’s when people were starting to break out into independent stuff, the market was getting choked with speculators and everybody was trying to do their own trick covers.
A lot of times we would do covers – Chuck Berry or J.J. Cale or all kinds of cool songs – and whenever we did that I would always listen to the original record and really try to figure out what made it a great record and bring that to the floor.
In 2017, Kante has been fantastic and is almost two players at times. He covers every blade of grass and he’s not short of technique. He would get in any team because there’s room for that type of player no matter what system you play or level you play at.
Crafting covers so many areas and over the last few years, we have seen a real boom in the U.K. in terms of people adopting craft as a hobby.
Before I was working professionally, I would do YouTube covers. But as a creative person, it was really hard for me when I wasn’t releasing my own music. That felt unnatural to me.
I often find myself worrying about celebrities. It’s an entirely caring thing; it’s not like the people who commission those photographs with cruel arrows to go on the covers of the celebrity magazines. The photographs show botched plastic surgery, raging eczema, weight gain and horrible clothes for maximum schadenfreude.
Before really high-pressured gigs I tend to freeze and crawl into bed. Under the covers you just feel safe for a little while.
I think all the covers I do have nice sentiments, particularly ‘Your Song.’ People write me very sweet messages about that song, though I’m sure there are people out there saying that I’ve ruined it too!
I suddenly got magazine covers, TV commercials and advertising campaigns. Finally after two years I could show my mum and dad that modeling was lucrative.
I’d never really been content with just churning out these slim volumes every three or four years. I’ve always tried to think of poetry as an active ingredient in the language rather than just something that appears between the covers of thin books.
Simon Armitage
There was a mission: To match the cover of ‘Extraordinary’ to the cover of the paperback ‘Impossible,’ which was commercially successful. Consider the outdoor natural setting, the single girl in motion with her hair blowing, and the cursive font used for the title; both covers have these in common.
Nancy Werlin
I’m definitely interested in making more music and uploading new covers; I like to take suggestions because it’s more fun if people know the song.
I don’t think I have a sense of fashion. But I do have an aesthetic, which I feel is an offshoot of me working in the design industry. For example, if I am mixing and matching prints on my sofas and cushion covers, I tend to do that with my wardrobe as well.
Reading is so private, and it is often a reader‘s habit to finish a book, close the covers, and plunge into the next one without a backward glance.
But it is true that some magazines have a policy to show only a certain amount of black girls on their covers. Naomi is right. It’s not fair, and I wish it would change.
I don’t like glossy covers.
We always want to do covers, but we found it kind of boring to do covers of bands in our genre, and we were always asked to do those.
You do a deal – business deal, real estate deal, stock deal – protect yourself at all times. I got that from boxing. That’s from A to Z: that covers everything in life. And it started when I heard it in the ring. They don’t say that in basketball or football or any other sport that I know of but boxing.
I enjoy doing digital work. I enjoy sculpting digitally. I’ve had my digital sculptures on covers of the top digital magazines.
The overall thinking of the shortstop covers the overall context of the ballgame. You have to know the count they’ll hit-and-run on. You’re thinking of the speed, not only of the runner at first base, but the runner at the plate. You have to know how fast the pitcher is on a particular day.
Lou Boudreau
Some bands don’t do covers. I love music. I’ve done the ’40s, the ’50s, ‘the ’60s, the ’70s, the ’80s, the ’90s, the ’00s, and I’m working on the ’10s.
The blood of Christ covers all of our sins, but each of us must do personal business with God in order to experience his forgiveness.
The Bible is obviously a mixed book. Literary and nonliterary (expository, explanatory) writing exist side by side within the covers of this unique book.
There are only individual people, different individual people, with their own individual lives. Using one of these people for the benefit of others uses him and benefits the others. Nothing more. What happens is that something is done to him for the sake of others. Talk of an overall social good covers this up.
We’ve gone further on this album, where we have a Big Band song, kind of a Sinatra-type song; we have a couple songs that have electronic music on them. We’ve got a couple rock songs, maybe a little heavier than what we’ve done. So the title ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ really covers the breadth of the record.
My first band, Kid Wicked, we did half covers and half originals.
Cover versions, that’s my forte, that’s all I ever used to do. When you play your own songs, it’s quite scary, ’cause I’m quite honest and open, they can be very revealing. But covers, I don’t have to think about, just get me up there!
I promise you, if you look at YouTube and see some of my first covers, you will hear that I don’t sound good. But I was so obsessed with it and wanted so much to be good at it that I forced myself to figure out what sounds right and what sounds wrong.
When I was growing up as a young lesbian in the ’50s, I looked in vain for books about my people. I did find some paperbacks with lurid covers in the local bus station, but they ended with the gay character‘s committing suicide, dying in a car crash, being sent to a mental hospital, or ‘turningheterosexual.
Nancy Garden
Whenever you get a large body of work like ‘Humans of New York,’ a natural pathway becomes to put it between two covers. I wanted this to be a very nice keepsake. A lot of work went into it, and a lot of fans are attached to it.
I think a lot of magazine covers are heavily photoshopped and bodies are distorted to look a certain way.
I’ve always wanted to do a project with space imagery because I’ve always loved these amazing sci-fi electro book covers. I’ve always loved science fiction. I feel like space imagery has no boundaries.
By creating so many illusory images of physical perfection, whether on store aisles or storefront ads, magazine covers or TV shows, we speak more to the profit margins of companies than the self-esteem of today‘s girls.
I mean, why am I considered an ‘it girl?’ Because I’m in a lot of movies right now or am on the covers of magazines? I just hope there is something solid behind that. Because here’s the thing with ‘it girl’ status. It’s great and amazing that anybody is saying that at all. But how long does that last?
‘A High Wind in Jamaica‘ is like those books you used to read under the covers with a flashlight – only infinitely more delicious… and macabre.
I do covers for CDs and LPs of music that I like, reissues of old-time music, and then I’m inspired to make some kind of drawing based on this love of the music. I don’t do album covers or CD covers for groups or musicians I don’t like or have no interest in.
I think my music covers a broader sound than just ‘Tropical House’… My goal is to simply be a great producer in my own right without being pigeonholed.
Wherever there is a settled society, religion is necessary; the laws cover manifest crimes, and religion covers secret crimes.
Global pandemics, cyberwarfare, information warfare – these are threats that require highly motivated, highly educated bureaucrats; a national health-care system that covers the entire population; public schools that train students to think both deeply and flexibly; and much more.
Powers of Persuasion: The Story of British Advertising’ by Winston Fletcher – the impression you get from reading this book, which covers post-war advertising until the present, is of a chaotic, self-serving, occasionally brilliant but ultimately shallow business.
As a kid, I’d buy novels with these magnificent Chris Fosse covers which showed an enormous contraption hovering over a planet, and you’d always think ‘Where’s that going to come in?’ And it never did! It was always slightly disappointing when the contents of a book never lived up to the cover.
I was the first person to export Teflon-coated ironing board covers to Japan.
Hollywood is sexist and age-ist, and that covers all the bases, I guess.
I’ve bought clothes based on record covers. Particularly from the formative music that turned me onto it in the first place when I was a kid, with the Beatles and the Small Faces. A lot of those Sixties soul artists were in really sharp sharkskin or mohair suits, and Motown artists looked amazing.
I always do my own makeup, hair, and styling, including in videos and on, like, album covers.
Fox News covers stories that some other news outlets won’t cover. We ask some questions that other news outlets wouldn’t ask. And sometimes that’s perceived as bias by people who’ve grown up in a world where there are only liberal outlets.
When I was nine years old I use to copy – not trace – the covers of the Donald Duck comics. Many years later I became a close friend of Jack Hannah, the director of the Donald Duck film shorts.
William Jackson
I find it strange that actors are on the covers of magazines.
Robert Altman’s ‘Nashville‘ is my all-time favorite film because it covers all the bases – it’s original, moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining.
Never did much art till I was in my 30s, except for painting video sets, designing record covers and T-shirts, and making zines and stuff. I thought I was too punk for art and felt grossed out by white-room galleries and art people.
I’m trying to break away from doing covers or from being considered only as a YouTube star. I’m a singer, songwriter, sound engineer, and producer.
William Singe
Occasionally, you get a nice surprise when someone covers your song in an extraordinary way.
John Barry
Stolen scrap like manhole covers, railroad weights, stop signs, guard rails, and public lighting put our residents in grave danger. Not only that, but the theft is tearing apart communities with stolen church and cemetery ornaments.
It is important to remember that the Pacific Ocean covers a quarter of the world’s surface and that each Pacific country has its own cultural, historical and ethnic identity.
When we started in university we were wearing lampshades on our heads and playing wacky covers like ‘I’m a Believer.’
I was arrested in September 2011 and detained for nine months before I was found guilty in June 2012 under Ethiopia‘s overly broad Anti-Terrorism Proclamation, which ostensibly covers the ‘planning, preparation, conspiracy, incitement and attempt‘ of terrorist acts.
Eskinder Nega
What you need is one black dress I call Plan B. It doesn’t have to be fabulous, it just looks good, covers up the problems and is neutral enough for dinner, business, a date, a funeral. You don’t overwear it, you don’t overwash it, because the Plan B is – gold.
I trained myself by doing other people’s songs in clubs way back when. And so I have no pride about doing covers. I love it. And being a song interpreter, to me, is just as important as, you know, putting your own thing out there. It’s all about the soul – where the soul comes from.
In those days I was new to covers; merely felt pleased that a story of mine had been honored. I later met Rogers who did some of my early covers and I was impressed with him.
A. E. van Vogt
I try to do a lot of asymmetrical, triangular compositions – I find those work really well for comic book covers in that portrait mode, and I don’t always see that in other artists.
Counter-knowledge covers the propagation of false legends and conspiracy theories often used for political purposes or fundamentalist religious propaganda.
I’ve always been charmed by houses, and descriptions of them are prominent in my novels. So prominent, in fact, that my editor once pointed out to me that all of my early novels had houses on the covers.
Anita Shreve
I think that when I was younger and had my first round of big success and was plastered on magazine covers in the early and mid-’90s, I was kind of outspoken and had kind of a pretty aggressive attitude in my life.
I have always felt that effect covers are very good covers. They bring you into the story if you pay attention to them.
When I did ‘Esquire,’ I did a lot of celebrity covers, but the celebrity cover was Hubert Humphrey as a dummy, sitting on Lyndon Johnson‘s lap and aping his feelings about the war. I did celebrity covers that made a difference in what was going on in American culture.
My wife thinks I’m a narcissist, but I just think it’s hilarious going on YouTube and seeing these covers. There are so many of them – literally hundreds! It’s flattering.
The first band I was ever in, I played guitar. We did Gary Glitter and Green Day covers at the time. We were called Fizz. I have no idea why we picked that. We were, like, 12 years old.
Writers usually don’t get to pick our own covers. I know it’s surprising to hear that.
For me, I’ve always been intimidated by the computer coming from the era of record industry and record stores and buying records and looking at album covers, waiting in line for records when they came out and then ultimately being successful in a band where we recording pre-computer era.
I steer clear of books with ugly covers. And ones that are touted as ‘sweeping,’ ‘tender’ or ‘universal.’
When the moon covers the sun, we have a solar eclipse. What do you call it when birds do that?
Pigheaded covers a multitude of virtues – as well as sins.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas
I’m happy that I don’t have to do covers anymore, because that’s not what I do.
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.
I’ve never met any artist who illustrated one of my books, although I’ve corresponded briefly with one. I have always been impressed by the technical expertise involved in the covers, even if sometimes puzzled by the subject matter.
The Adia application has been co-created by the Adecco Group and the global technology leader, Infosys. It covers the full cycle of recruiting, matching, invoicing, and payrolling with state-of-the-art functionalities such as feedback and rating and geolocalization.
Congress often covers the exposed crotch of our human spaceflight program with the figleaf of science when it’s an obvious lie to justify the pumping of billions of dollars into the belly of an ever-voracious aerospace industrial complex. And yes, of course space is dangerous.
My mother had taken me to photographer Paul Hesse, who used some of my pictures on magazine covers.
Margaret O’Brien
The sea is everything. It covers seven tenths of the terrestrial globe. Its breath is pure and healthy. It is an immense desert, where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides.
I read like an animal. I read under the covers, I read lying in the grass, I read at the dinner table. While other people were talking to me, I read.
I still say the ‘Lord‘s Prayerevery day. It covers a lot of ground in our relation to the world.
I thought I knew who Alan Turing was. I’ve always loved history, and I was actually shocked by how little I actually knew. I was amazed this wasn’t common knowledge. Why wasn’t he on the front covers of my history books? He’s one of the great thinkers of the last century, and he was sort of pushed into the shadows.
The Fall was super powerful to me because of their covers. They were intimidating. I bought ‘This Nation’s Saving Grace‘ when it came out in 1985, and there was something about it that made me nervous. It terrified me.
When I put out a record I don’t really like to do covers as much, but I don’t mind playing them. I do them mostly for my friends. When a friend’s like, ‘Man I really like that song,’ I go ‘hahaha’ and I go home and I record it.
I have a strong say in how my books are marketed, and the covers – I am very firm that I don’t want pink and fluffy, or stick figures sitting drinking cocktails. That’s simply not appealing to me.
When we were writing the ‘Stage‘ album, we realized we’d never really done proper covers, where we were taking songs and making them our own and kind of playing around with them. I came up with the idea of doing a cover of ‘Wish You Were Here,’ but we didn’t really want it on the record.
It’s always flattering when someone covers a song. I mean, when you’re a young band, and you’re unsigned – to think that someday people would want to cover one of your songs – it’s just mind-blowing.
I was in a really crummy pop-punk band. I think we did a whole bunch of Blink-182 covers, and we were on the fringe of losers and jocks. So we invited all the cool kids to come watch us play in our bass player‘s brother’s bedroom. And it was terrible, but everyone thought we were so cool.
I came up in a time when Springsteen, the Stones, Dylan, and the Beatles were still dominant. For every magazine cover with a new band, there were five covers with one of those guys.
Mainstream news covers war and gets everything wrong. I’d rather learn what’s happening from soldiers with combat experience. It’s like a former NFL player giving play-by-play. We bring the expert commentary.
I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.
I’m nostalgic for the future I knew as a kid. Back then, it was a lovely, bleepy, heavenly land populated by svelte men in white polo necks, who would lounge on big white sofas sipping blue wine from big glass globes, beside women like the ones on the covers of Hedkandi chill out compilations.
Peter Baynham
By the time I was successful with covers of ‘Vogue‘ and ‘Harper’s Bazaar’ and ‘Vanity Fair’ and the Lancome contract, someone asked how old I was. They almost fainted when I said 33.
Certainly, its important to protect the water system and that covers, certainly, everything from vandals to terrorists.
James Wilson
If you’ve been on the covers of some magazines and been in a few movies that have been seen by people, for some reason, women seem to be drawn to you.
This record has a lot of influences that I’d love to cover, like Marvin Gaye and Earth, Wind and Fire. Maybe I’ll do some covers of my major influences during my live show.
What’s wrong with being angry? There’s a lot of stuff to be angry about. If you’re angry, anger covers pain. I don’t know if you can truly deal with pain.
There’s a Shona saying: ‘chakafukidza dzimba matenga’ – ‘What covers the home is the roof,’ or ‘Every home has its secrets.’
Winning covers a lot of bad things.
Whether it’s music, loss of something, loneliness or friendship – if that emotion is heightened in some way and painted to fit in between the covers of 32 pages, that can become a picture book.
We got our start doing covers and I think, and hearing other people covering our songs is super flattering.
When you look out the window of a spaceship, you see entire countries, vast swaths of continents. One turn of the head covers what once took thousands of years to traverse at ground level.
So basically my, my foundation does this thing called gap coverage for, you know, students that apply for our scholarship program. What it means, it’s not like quote, unquote ‘full scholarship.’ They apply for financial aid and, and FAFSA and things like that. Then whatever’s not covered, my foundation covers.
I started writing music when I was 15 in my bedroom, and I’d post them on MySpace, and from there it shifted to doing covers on YouTube and building my Twitter.
We had grown too fast at PayPal. Our operating expenses had grown too fast… Growth covers a lot of sin. We want to grow without sin.
I don’t see that my age has anything to do with what is between the covers of my book, any more than the fact that I am right-handed. It’s a fact of my biography, but it’s uninteresting.
The Bowery was a place that would let us do original songs – not just covers – but we would have to work for tips, so we learned how to work an audience. In order to keep our jobs, we had to keep people happy, so that meant playing the latest Lynyrd Skynyrd and ZZ Top or Merle Haggard.
Randy Owen
I want to be a writer. I do not want to spend 40 hours a week handling e-mails, formatting covers, finding editors, etc.
Amanda Hocking
It’s all about the balance. For musicians, me personally, you just can’t keep doing covers or mash-ups. It would get old pretty fast.
I’m a fan of genre in the abstract, but at best, perhaps all we can really say when we talk about genre is that we’re talking about an umbrella that covers a kind of story with certain elements.
He is not someone who went off to play in Europe and only a few Americans follow. He has the potential to be on magazine covers and more newspaper coverage.
Lamar Hunt
The name of ‘reform‘ simply covers what is latently a process of the theft of the national heritage.
‘The Exile‘ covers approximately the first third of ‘Outlander’.
Whenever I go to Germany I find that my readers have T-shirts with my book covers printed on them. They come to all the events, they have gifts and they come with their families. They are always very open to sharing their personal stories.
Cecelia Ahern
I was doing some YouTube covers, and I had a decently popular blog on Tumblr.
You are ruled by change whether you like it or not, and io9’s future path lies with joining a larger site that covers technology as well as science and science fiction.
If you walk into any magazine store, I guarantee that nine out of 10 covers will feature white, blonde, blue-eyed, slim women because that’s still the ideal of beauty. When a black or Asian figure shows up in a fashion magazine, she’s the exception, not the rule.
Coming from my bedroom in San Antonio to this big world and going from singing covers off my laptop to making music in this nice studio, making professional-sounding music – it’s just weird.
Estimates are that in 2012, more than 32 million books were available – the explosion, thanks to the ease of self-publishing; 2013 could see even more titles grace our virtual bookstores! That means we are going to be awash in covers and titles, plot descriptions and characters.
Patients would be better off if states were able to tailor the benefits that Medicaid covers – targeting resources to sicker people and giving healthy adults cheaper, basic coverage.
Winning covers a multitude of sins. If you play bad and you still win, everyone says that’s the sign of a good ballclub. But when you play bad and you lose, all of a sudden you have problems and everyone wants to know why.
Growing up, I never knew that Raffi turned down celebrity endorsements, TV shows, and specials and refused to make merchandise, but it makes sense given how I think about him: My memories are limited to his voice through the record player and the album covers I stared at.
Record covers still inspire me in terms of clothes, some bands just look sharp. But I still wear stuff I owned when I was 16.
I wrote ‘Science For Her!’ because I found normal, manly science textbooks to be too intense for my small size-0 brain, and I found normal science textbooks to have covers too heavy for my dainty size-0/size-2-with-bloat hands.
Martyrdom covers a multitude of sins.
I hate being called poet/dramatist/translator/director. ‘Poet’ covers it all for me.
I don’t like being overexposed. I don’t like being on covers. And I don’t like people talking about me.
I posed as an album-cover designer and photographer… That I today have some album covers and photographs to show for myself is a monument to the attention-to-detail of my disguise.
Eve Babitz