First Of All Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best First Of All Quotes from famous persons: Reuven Rivlin, Thich Nhat Hanh, Jon Lovitz, Lawrence Taylor, Jose Ramos-Horta. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the First Of All Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

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There are many Palestinians, to be diplomatic, who believe there is no way to recognize Israel as a Jewish state, first of all, and there are a lot of people that believe there is no way to recognize Israel at all.
Changing is not just changing the things outside of us. First of all we need the right view that transcends all notions including of being and non-being, creator and creature, mind and spirit. That kind of insight is crucial for transformation and healing.
I didn’t take anything from anyone – first of all. Second of all, I opened a comedy club with money that I saved over 25 years. I created jobs.
First of all, a player has to know what is banned and what is not banned.
Lawrence Taylor
Such a structure would also raise a number of problems: first of all, which Timorese to pay compensation to? It would open a can of worms in terms of who was really a victim and who was not.
Jose Ramos-Horta
First of all, how could I be broke, and I got all these companies?
Look, I think the worst case scenario is obvious. I think first of all it doesn’t work for very long. It’s an unstable government that raises taxes and destroys the image we’re building for Canada as a strong place to invest.
First of all, my beautiful wife… she lets me do what I love to do.
As F1 is a male-dominated environment, you have to prove yourself. And first of all that means being given the chance to prove yourself.
What you learn from my life is, first of all, that anybody can be a leader. You can be a leader. I wasn’t born that way – I developed it, I worked at it. And also that the grassroots can organize and take on all the powers that be and defeat them. That is the lesson.
First of all, when you live in a country like Canada, it’s quite different from America in the sense that it’s very tied to traditions that were born in Britain.
And today more than ever, knowing about that society involves first of all choosing what approach the inquiry will take, and that necessarily means choosing how society can answer.
Jean-Francois Lyotard
One of the challenges for lawyers can be explaining, first of all, what the legal issue is and, second, its significance. And both of those are important.
Some restrictions should be imposed on population. First of all, each city should have certain population, certain limit.
I wanted to be as authentic as possible because, first of all, Jean Shrimpton is still alive. And, she’s interesting enough to be played accurately. I didn’t need to add things.
First of all, it does not deter crime, the death penalty.
If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone‘s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.
I think in general I’ve never dared compose in Spanish. First of all, it is such an intricate language.
Marc Anthony
There was this thing written that I had gone into a candle store, and my hair went up in flames because of all the hair spray. First of all, I never have hair spray in my hair, and I’ve never even heard of this store, and my hair has never been burned.
Nicollette Sheridan
First of all, let me say, 1:15 in the morning, for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn’t the winner, tennis was. That’s awesome. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so good here before.
I’ve always wanted to go to Timbuktu. First of all I think it has the best name of anywhere in the world.
First of all, what in this world does not revolve around money? But money is a big part of film, unlike a lot of other art forms.
I consider myself first of all an artist. My work is about my creativitywhy I create and not for whom.
I had to have tests for cancer and other diseases – it wasn’t much fun. I was getting a shooting pain in my hip and we didn’t know what it was. First of all we thought it was an old injury. But they didn’t find anything wrong, even though when I had an ultrasound test it was all really swollen.
I haven‘t seen Clones, which has been during this period when I haven’t seen much of anything, but I did see Phantom Menace, and see my feelings about it – see, first of all, I think that when you make a lot of movies, your attitude about the movies changes.
I would say we are a friend in need and I am sure that the Greek people would very much welcome the choice of the British people to come and enjoy Greece, first of all, but also that would be a sign of support.
First of all, magicians practice a lot. It requires a lot of discipline. Second, you can’t be afraid to be a leader, to go onstage, and you learn to have presence. You need to be able to visualize and connect and create. Most important, you learn to think outside the box.
First of all, the leads aren’t the kind of acting work that I like. The parts that are meatier are not the ones that have to have a romance.
First of all, we love football. We want to be on the football field as much as we can be. If we can be out there, it may be stupid, it may be dumb, call me dumb and stupid then, because that’s what… I want to be on the football field.
First of all, I want people to understand that I’m here to create for them. To create music for people so they’ll know that I’m a source of love. And they can depend on my name.
I would say that, first of all, if you have the honor of being chosen to produce the Oscars, you usually get only one crack at it. We were the first people in sixteen years to do it three times in a row, and it was one of the most profound experiences you could ever imagine.
I’ve got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby.
Live performance is everything. First of all, I have terrible stage fright. But beyond that, once the music starts, it’s OK.
First of all, I really never imagined myself being a professional athlete.
First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen. You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai’i was a brilliant idea.
Dan Fouts
Being with the mainstream isn’t very difficult – the tide is powerful, and it is easy to let it sweep us along with it. But going against the tide is very difficult. First of all, one must recognise very exactly what the tide is and where it is going.
First of all, I never make a movie for awards consideration.
Harvey Weinstein
First of all, you needed a budget to do the video. The record companies would pick and choose who got videos.
Nina Blackwood
I am first of all from La Castellane and Marseille.
I was a musician first of all.
You have to sound sad first of all, then maybe later you can sound good.
First of all I thought it was ugly, I thought it was ridiculous that undercover police guys would drive a striped tomato and I’ve never been a big champion of Ford.
Paul Michael Glaser
Well, first of all the defensive three-seconds rule doesn’t allow you to play a true zone like you would in international ball and college. Another key factor is training. It is a very different defense to coach, in a pure sense. Not many coaches in the NBA have focused on that, they’re largely man-focused.
Illusion is the first of all pleasures.
A lot of times people who write sitcoms for the 18 to 49 crowd think writing for kids is easy. It really isn’t. First of all, you’re very restricted in what you can do.
I think that, certainly, most of my operatic roles are in German. I think it happened because, of course, I was lucky in that I was invited to sing, first of all, my operatic debut in Berlin at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, which was West Berlin at the time.
Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me.
However, I think, first of all, that what’s happening in Sierra Leone is going to have the great influence on those governments who will be asked to provide forces to the Congo. Second, of course, the Security Council has no professional military advice organized in any way.
Alex Morrison
We have one planet in our solar system that’s habitable, and that’s the Earth, and space travel can transform things back here for the better. First of all, by just having people go to space and look back on this fragile planet we live on. People have come back transformed and have done fantastic things.
First of all, we have to go back to the classical time control.
For fossils to thrive, certain favorable circumstances are required. First of all, of course, remnants of life have to be there. These then need to be washed over with water as soon as possible, so that the bones are covered with a layer of sediment.
Richard Leakey
There’s definitely a way to fix the prison system. First of all, you gotta get a rehabilitation center in prisons, that every inmate must go through.
First of all, I yell very little, just so you know. Maybe years ago I did more, but I yell very little.
I think what is happening is I think first of all there is confidence in the U.K. economy. We’re in a German rather than a Greek position in international financial markets, which is very positive and keeps our debt service costs down, and we’re also beginning to see real evidence of rebalancing.
First of all, I would like to clear the air on one thing. Alison has slept with more men than Amanda; Sydney has slept with more men than Amanda; I think Matt has slept with more men than Amanda.
Heather Locklear
I think first of all that Iran is a problem for the whole world.
First of all, the actor needs to get out of the character‘s way. You follow the character without judgment or prejudice or preconceived ideas.
Amy Ryan
If Cleveland takes me No. 1, it would be a great opportunity, first of all, and that goes for anyone taking me in any position.
First of all, I’m so glad that the city of Houston has a football team again. They have such great fans. I’m really happy for the people of Houston because they deserve a football team.
I like to have the ball first of all and to pass, these short passes to create the space at the right moment.
Well, first of all, we now have everybody with the exception of India, Pakistan, and Israel, and I don’t think these three countries are going to join by simply providing them an incentive, in terms of technology.
First of all, Saddam did not win the war, even though he says he did, I mean, you know, that’s a joke and everybody in the world knows it.
First of all, we must note that the universe is spherical.
The most important thing we have to do first of all in a war with the U.S., I firmly believe, is to fiercely attack and destroy the U.S. main fleet at the outset of the war so that the morale of the U.S. Navy and her people goes down to such an extent that it cannot be recovered.
First of all, it’s important to note that the federal government doesn’t have the authority to take anybody off of any voter rolls. The states are in control of each of their voter rolls in the 50 states.
As a rule, whenever I hear about a demographic threat, it comes first of all from a type of thinking that says the Arabs are a threat. And this leads to thinking of transfer or that they should be killed. I am appalled by this kind of talk.
First of all, I’m pretty private about my personal life.
Pat Benatar
I have a child and I’m a parent first of all.
Izabella Scorupco
Sometimes people come to my shows and think I’m a Christian artist, and they put their hands up in the air, like they do. But first of all, I’m a Jewish girl from the Valley, and I’m from Los Angeles. It’s funny to be misinterpreted.
First of all, as a man the most important thing you have in your life now is your child that you’re carrying. That’s it. Everything else comes second; personally, for me, other than your relationship with God and your wife.
Allan Houston
I would love to get married, first of all, from my children‘s perspective. People don’t think of children when they think of gay marriage, but I do have children, and for them to see their family validated as other families are validated and protected by our government, yes.
First of all, when I was making the decision, I never thought that Pittsburgh fans would want me back. Every time I played there, they were booing me every time I touched the puck. I didn’t think it would be such a big deal that I didn’t sign with Pittsburgh.
Jaromir Jagr
If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.
First of all, there was a volcano of words, an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used before that had never been used in the English language before. It’s astonishing. It pours out of him.
Well, first of all, I think that Russia has to have free democratic elections, that means everyone who wants to take part in it should be admitted.
First of all, I think all countries in the world have agreed it is not in anyone’s interest to test-fire a missile, or whatever its is.
First of all, I always see the sun! The way I want to identify myself and others is with halos here and there halos, movements of color. And that, I believe, is rhythm.
Robert Delaunay
First of all, I’m in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn’t vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies.
I like businesses in transition, first of all. If ever there were a business in transition, it is publishing.
Pure phenomenology claims to be the science of pure phenomena. This concept of the phenomenon, which was developed under various names as early as the eighteenth century without being clarified, is what we shall have to deal with first of all.
Edmund Husserl
I think reading is important for a variety of things. I mean, first of all, it’s a way to get information and find out what’s going on in the world. But also, it helps your imagination.
Breckin Meyer
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
Well, let me, first of all, say, that as a microtonal composer, I’ve never been much of a theorist.
John Eaton
First of all, I’m not gay. Second of all, it shouldn’t make a difference if I was or if I wasn’t.
First of all, this whole idea of this one percent versus the 99 percent, it’s a false statistic. There’s nobody that is wealthy saying, let’s go get the people that aren’t. First of all, there’s no versus. He’s creating a false class warfare in a country where there is no class structure.
Because my man is handsome and successful, that makes me a gold digger? First of all, I pay my own bills, and I still pay my own bills. But if your man is gonna give you a gift, you’re gonna accept it. I’m not gonna be like, ‘No, can you please take back the Louis Vuitton purse?’ Absolutely not.
First of all, I’m no better than the next person.
Music, first of all, is completely about abstraction, which is exactly what architecture is not. In a way, it has been incredibly constructive to know what true abstraction is. So you don’t fall into the trap of thinking that what you do is abstract.
Rafael Vinoly
First of all, we have infrastructure as a service, which Amazon has; we have platform as a service, which Microsoft has; we have software as a service; we have applications. Nobody has everything except us. We also have data as a service.
There’s a misconception about Barack Obama as a former constitutional law professor. First of all, there are plenty of professors who are ‘legal relativists.’ They tend to view legal principles as relative to whatever they’re trying to achieve.
The first of all commodities to be exchanged is labour, and the freedom of man consists only in the exercise of the right to determine for himself in what manner his labour shall be employed, and how he will dispose of its products.
Henry Charles Carey
First of all, I was a wrestling fan when I was young. Even when I figured out what wrestling was, I was still a fan.
The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise.
I think, first of all, every time you want to play somebody who is real is always challenging and always scary, because you are given a responsibility of someone’s real life.
Well, first of all, going off with dianetics was based upon a thought of mine.
A. E. van Vogt
The Republican Party needs to, first of all, quit electing people in primaries that have prehistoric notions about women‘s issues.
I mean, I’m married first of all to one of, if not the most wonderful women in the world. She is everything – funny, attractive, hard-working, she has integrity, she loves me to bits.
First of all, radical beliefs are not a predictor of terrorist behavior: most people who hold radical beliefs never become terrorists, and some terrorists don’t hold radical beliefs.
And I thought if I don’t pre-interview – first of all, we couldn’t afford it – but the second thing was it would force me to do my own research, which takes two weeks.
First of all, I am not royal… and lastly, I am not royal. It’s not appropriate.
Antony Armstrong-Jones
Well, first of all, we did lots of studies where we show practical intelligence doesn’t correlate with G. We have probably two dozen studies that practical intelligence better predicts job success than IQ.
My calling was first of all to ensure there was peace in the country, because we could easily have gone back to war. In the midst of the country, there were still warlords; there were many child soldiers who had never gone to school – they were part of the social settingcompromises had to be made.
First of all, we need to condemn violence and terror without prejudice towards caste, creed or community. All citizens of all religions have been victims and perpetrators at the some time.
I know that it’s axiomatic in the film industry that you’re not supposed to let the novelist develop their own story. Well, first of all, that’s kind of up to the novelist – because they don’t have to sell it. But also, I don’t believe it. It’s about trust.
Not saying that we are realer than most people, but because Chi is so segregated, first of all, we have to be diverse comedians and be able to make a lot of different people laugh. And Chicago comics, we’re OK with who we are in our truth. That stems from Bernie Mac and a lot of other greats who came before me.
If your own fans didn’t want you, there is no point to carry on working because you are going to damage first of all your company, your club.
First of all we have to recognize that despite all the problems – and in some cases failures – that this regime has been much more successful, much more resilient, than people had anticipated.
First of all, Turtle Island is the name of this continent we live on… that’s right, not ‘America… as in North America,’ but the name given by the first peoples of this land.
The people that are proposing banning assault weapons, well, first of all they’re already banned. Assault weapon is a fully automatic, those are already banned.
First of all, war is a very, very difficult thing to deal with, even on the good days.
Saxby Chambliss
You know, people always ask me how I describe my music. First of all I tell them that’s their job and then that also one day I hope to have things referred to as Martha Wainwright -esque.
Martha Wainwright
When we teach in pluralistic ways, there are two wonderful dividends. First of all, we reach more students, because some learn best through stories, some through works of art, some through role play etc. Second of all, we show what it is like really to understand something.
I think the recovery hasn’t been stronger because the hole that was dug for President Obama by the Bush administration was far worse than anybody could imagine, first of all.
I think being an effective First Lady is first of all being the partner that your husband needs.
I think the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, first of all, has got to be put into the context of being an American cultural showcase. It’s there to be a museum showcase of all that’s great about American music.
This is a learning in the business life that first of all you need to have commitment, dedication and passion for what you are doing.
Lakshmi Mittal
One thing was crystal clear to me: if you’re centre-back, you first of all have to perform your task.
We need, first of all, for there to be accountability, for there to be somebody who is responsible for enforcing standards and holding people’s feet to the fire.
I met some beautiful people at Milan, first of all Rino Gattuso. It was a difficult year, but that’s not to say it was useless.
First of all, Bolshevism represents revolution and the revolutionary struggle.
First of all my golfing experience spans all corners of the World – Brazil, New Zealand, L.A. And I think the best place is when you play with friends. I particularly enjoy playing golf with my best friend, former Manchester United player Dwight Yorke. It is the best experience when we can get together on a golf course.
Well, I think first of all, probably the most fundamental thing is that we are a mixed-signal analog semiconductor company, which, along with some of the other well-known names in the industry, enjoys very good economics.
David Milne
The basis of my politics is, first of all, fairness and honesty.
The idea of doing a tennis movie is truly unbelievable to me. Well, first of all, they don’t really exist.
Technology challenges us to assert our human values, which means that first of all, we have to figure out what they are.
First of all, you need to love yourself, ’cause that’s the only way you’re going to get by and be O.K. as an individual. But it’s important to make other people feel loved because you never know what they’re going through.
Guys that preach verse-by-verse through books of the Bible – that is just cheating. It’s cheating because that would be easy, first of all. That isn’t how you grow people. No one in the Scripture modeled that.
First of all, you look at Rocky films now, and if that isn’t a cartoon series there isn’t any cartoon series. I mean there’s no way anybody is going to take that amount of punishment in fifteen rounds.
Charles S. Dutton
Well I would say that we’re regular people first of all and we’re normal and it’s obvious by some of the things that have happened just because our name is famous we’re not immune to tragedy.
You have to write some poetry, first of all, to decide if you can become a lyricist. I was born in a family of poets.
Javed Akhtar
You’ve really got to, first of all, love the game, you got to love the competition, you got to love to compete.
First of all, I think it’s odd that people who cover politics wouldn’t have any political views.
If you don’t like an ad, why should anybody else?… We’re all consumers… That’s why I always create commercials for myself first of all. I am the consumer I know best. If I think it’s a great commercial, I figure the rest of the people might think so, too. I haven’t been wrong so far.
Stan Freberg
First of all, I think it is not easy to win a title in the Premier League, as you have really good teams here.
We are, first of all, not solitary creatures and second of all, we are deeply embedded in the lives of others. It’s very easy to forget that and to engage in an atomistic fallacy – where we think that all we have to do is study the individual components of a system in order to understand the system.
First of all, weren’t all the best beatings in the trailer for ‘The Passion of the Christ’? I hate when the trailer gives away all the best stuff.
Rob Schneider
I just want to help, first of all, the Chicago Fire to grow, to change the mentality to a winning team, and to reach the playoffs. That’s my goal. But also to change the game style into a team which is able to control every opponent.
First of all, the skin is the largest organ in the body, so if you’re going to eat well for your heart or for your kidneys or for your liver, then, pretty much, that will help your skin as well.
First of all, I’m a performer, so people really want to see my performance in different styles and genres. We tried to do hip-hop and EDM, and very energetic performances through ‘Camo,’ ‘Nega Dola,’ and ‘One Shot, Two Shot.’
First of all, I didn’t suggest that we should simply get rid of all prisons.
Well, first of all, I don’t want to debate the word conservative, but by my definition, a conservative is someone who wants to conserve the Constitution of the United States and the American tradition and law that no one is above the law.
Have patience with all things, But, first of all with yourself.
Saint Francis de Sales
Well, first of all, I was asked by Ross Perot on a telephone call in March of 1992 if, since he had committed on the Larry King Show to becoming a candidate for president, to get on all 50 ballots.
First of all, I think that is true, if you are a musician, particularly on the come, that you do have to end up in one of these musical centers, some way, to be viable, saleable and so on.
John Sebastian
First of all, my husband is amazing, and he is an incredible father and he’s very organized.
The hardest thing to do is be a point guard, learn how to be a point guard in the NBA as a young player because you gotta earn your respect first of all the old guys, all the old heads. You gotta command where to go, know the plays.
What’s important in Libya is, first of all, it has a good deal of oil. A lot of the country is unexplored; there may be a lot more. And it’s very high-quality oil, so very valuable.
Here he tells us that the new birth is first of all ‘not of blood‘. You don’t get it through the blood stream, through heredity. Your parents can give you much, but they cannot give you this.
I think, first of all, you need to love what you’re doing, and then this helps in the comedian for its part in everything-but the moment you enjoy what you’re doing, you try to express yourself, to find your way, and every time is different, of course.
I create music for myself first of all because if I’m not happy with the music I create, I can’t make anybody else happy.
First of all the name, and the color purple, I think those two things distinguish the Vikings as much as anything. You go anywhere in the country and say ‘Vikings,’ they know exactly where you are. You say ‘Cardinals,’ well, Cardinals who? There are a dozen Cardinals teams in the country in professional and amateur sports.
I think first of all my purpose is to be me. I didn’t come here to specifically be a role model or anything.
Well, first of all, let me say that I might have made a tactical error in not going to a physician for 20 years. It was one of those phobias that really didn’t pay off.
If I were to organize somebody’s diet I would first of all ensure they were getting enough protein, make sure it is the right quality with first class proteins primarily.
Kids will tell me ‘oh I want to be like you when I grow up,’ you know. I just thought ‘nah, don’t be like me, be like you,’ because first of all they don’t really know me but second of all I understand what they’re trying to say but I just let them know – be like you.
I would like to make sure, first of all, that our women in the informal sector – I mean, these are the farmers and the traders; many of them are not educated, many of them lacking literacy – be able to give them better working conditions. And we’ve done a lot to be able to achieve that.
‘The Voice’ ignited a fire in me to be an artist and to be a country singer, but not winning ignited an even bigger fire, because I was just like, ‘First of all, I know that I want this’; now I wanted it even more, ’cause I didn’t know if I had a record deal.
I am not facing the problem of emigration. I want my music to be acknowledged here first of all, in this country: after that, we shall see – perhaps the question will than become urgent.
Alfred Schnittke
If I were asked to say the most important things that lead to a successful life, I should say that, first of all, was integrity – unimpeachable integrity.
You have to be happy with yourself first of all – that’s the most important thing.
Aly Michalka
First of all, whoever didn’t want to be a member of this association or the other association, was branded, you know, like a dangerous individualist, you know, infected by the Western decadence, you know. So everybody joined.
I do comedy shows. I make fun of myself, first of all.
Steve Burton
Well, I was a real late-comer to listen to music, actually, because my parents – first of all, my parents weren’t big music fans. They didn’t listen to music. We didn’t really listen to stuff in the house.
When you use God as an excuse to hate people and you use God as an excuse to cut people down, first of all, I think it’s insulting to God.
First of all, in terms of investment in Internet-related developments, venture capitalists – once burned – are now very cautious and are investing in areas that actually make business sense.
Well, first of all, they’re all about the music and all I care about in my professional career is the music.
Ronnie Spector
‘Grbavica’ is first of all a story about love, about love that is not pure because it has been mixed with hate, disgust, trauma, despair.
Whooping cough is not a mild disease. Whooping cough, before the vaccination, could make you very, very sick. First of all, there was a chance you could die from it – small chance, not a big chance. You would be coughing and coughing. It wouldn’t last for a few days, like a cold.
First of all, to defend my work, I had to believe that I am doing a totally silly, stupid, innocent comedy.
June. June Mathis. No, no one else, ever. She gave me my start. She first, of all people, believed in me.
Rudolph Valentino
First of all, with due respect to my dad, he wasn’t an ace composer. He never got the success that my uncle did.
I joined the army as a private. I was offered a rank at that time, but I refused. I preferred to remain a private. First of all, I wasn’t taken by ranks, and before I knew it, they put me in the most sensitive positions anyway.
I teach writing courses and first of all, I teach my students what prosody is.
In many instances, order is apprehended first of all by the senses.
I think with my book, I wanted to first of all just be completely involved in it. I wanted to write it; I didn’t want a ghost writer. I wanted to be honest about everything.
I don’t think I’ve ever felt terribly comfortable writing about my body. First of all, I think I took my body for granted for so many years. I abused it a lot.
Maxine Kumin
Physiological psychology is, therefore, first of all psychology.
How can you be on top of the things you do? I think when you are involved in a business, first of all you need to know the business. After that you know the business, you can – the numbers tell you what is happening. You can read with the numbers.
When I was living in L.A., first of all, I had actually tried out or submitted to be on ‘Tough Enough’ when I was living in L.A. and then I ended up getting, like, a few call backs, but because I had just moved out there for the Lakers, I just felt like I couldn’t have done both.
Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
Alexander Alekhine
First of all, I am and I remain a goalkeeper, but I try to be involved as much as I can and to help the defenders. I try to read dangerous situations in advance.
First of all, I have to have trucks because I live most of my time on a horse farm, so I’ve gotta have trucks. It’s in the northeast; I’ve got to have pickup trucks to move snow, number one. Number two, just if I’m driving, I don’t have to have an SUV, but I want a big car.
I was brought up to believe that it’s family first. Of all the people my parents knew, the family was most important. You always turn to your family, and the family supports you. We do what we can to support our young and go and see the grandchildren if they’re doing plays at school and their sports events.
Well, first of all, I grew up in New York City, going to first a public school, then a private school, and when I got to the private school in Manhattan, I learned of what we called ‘The Promised Land,’ which are the Hamptons. I’ve always had an affinity for the Hamptons.
Mark Feuerstein
I’m very grateful, first of all, for my friends and my family because they keep me grounded, and they make sure I’m taking care of myself and that I’m keeping my sanity about me.
First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is, since upon that all the other things depend.
Well, I think first of all there was a failure to have real, clear information at our disposal. There was a real lack of situational awareness. We didn’t have the capabilities on the ground to give us real-time, accurate assessments of the physical condition of the city.
I hate it when people look at marriage, especially when it comes to girls as ‘settling down.’ First of all ‘settlesounds like a compromise and ‘down’ makes it worse. It reminds me of teachers who ask their students to ‘settle down’ once they enter the classroom.
Happiness lies first of all in health.
George William Curtis
I am a guy who is first of all a businessman. I’m not a stunt man. I’m not a daredevil. I’m – I’m an explorer.
First of all, I don’t dislike direct storytelling – people seem to think that about my games! Actually, the truth is, I’m just not good at implementing direct narrative in my games.
First of all, I’m misunderstood in general. I don’t mind because I’m very quiet, and I stay to myself. People are going to say what they want to say.
A lot people ask me, ‘How do I become a voice actor?’ and, well, first of all, drop the ‘voice’ because you don’t know what mechanics you’ll have to employ. If you can just focus on the acting, then the rest will come.
Troy Baker
I feel really blessed to first of all have the opportunity to do music, and second of all to have it be going well.
First of all, I love singing. I mean, I get out of bed and I sing. I can’t help it.
First of all, just knowing people who grew up in the movie business at that time, no one had Mexican maids.
If you write nonfiction, a historical account of what really happened, first of all, it’s always white men who do that, and you don’t have the voices that are really interesting to me, of the people who are not sheltered by the big umbrella of the establishment.
I really love my family and kid, but first of all, it’s my hockey, my career. My family is second, and my fans go third. Sometimes my fans go second, and my family is third. It’s turning all the time.
You know, there’s a real irony in U.S. assistance programs. First of all, I think it’s misnamed. We’re not so much trying to help people as we’re trying to help ourselves. So let’s be clear about this. So these are – in my view, they’re cold calculations of national security and not aid programs.
Well, you know, first of all, let me just say that I am a proud member of the NRA and have been, and I’m a lifetime member and will always be.
First of all, returning from motherhood, I was looking for something lighter, and I wasn’t as much attracted to Kate as I was to the relationship between the two people.
I do, in some senses, feel that Hollywood and Washington are similar in that, first of all, they are, again, male-dominated worlds, which is not unusual. There are a lot of industries like that, but also, there’s a lot of politics when it comes to the ins and outs of getting things done, getting a film made.
To become a good coach, it is important to be equipped with tactics and strategy. But first of all, you need to have strong leadership.
First of all, we haven’t always welcomed immigrants.
Since I am first of all a character writer, that character’s emotions are as vivid to me as my own. I always begin with an emotion after I have established a character in my mind. I feel what they feel. I guess that is why it comes across so strongly.
Detroit‘s a good investment because, first of all, the entry fee for everything is lower. And, you’ve got the talent that is here that is ambitious and motivated, so you’re going to get in on a much lower cost structure in every way, shape, or form from labor to buildings to whatever.
Actually, I never thought of me being president of Brazil. First of all, I’m not a politician. I never have been, and I think I’m a very unlikely person for this kind of job because of my frankness. I’ve never dealt with political parties. I have no connections with political parties. So, I don’t think so.
Joaquim Barbosa
African-Americans know about racism, but I don’t think we really know the causes. I decided it’s first of all a family problem.
Bebe Moore Campbell
First of all, let me just say what’s interesting about American politics is that if things really get bad here, people say nasty things about you. From a global perspective, if politics get bad, you die, so let’s just keep some perspective here.
I think, first of all, you know, Washington has a bad habit of a very short attention span.
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
Well, the league is changing every year. It changed when I came. It changed before me. First of all, we have to be thankful for all those guys in the ’60s and ’70s. They made this league one of the best sports leagues in the world.
I try to write cinematically. Let me define what I mean by that. First of all, I try to write in a visual way so that the reader can watch a movie in their head. And it keeps moving. I try to structure the stories like a screenplay may be structured.
I think, first of all, director Park Shin-woo, of course, is extremely talented and his talent is irresistible.
Seo Yea-ji
First of all, let it be remembered that I speak as an ex-Communist and one who has not testified before Congressional Committees, nor written works on the Communist conspiracy.
American society to me and my brother was thrilling because, first of all, the food made noise. We were so excited about Rice Krispies and Coca-Cola. We had only silent food in our country, and we loved listening to our lunch and breakfast.
First of all, anybody who has lasted 30 and went through the 60’s is really a survivor.
First of all, you want to make sure you find a doctor that is a board-certified specialist in whatever that field is – whatever it is – whether it’s plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, ocular plastic surgery, brain surgery, whatever it is. And two, if they do a procedure, you want to make sure they do a lot of it.
Oh, gosh, first of all, Paula Deen is my idol. I adore that woman. I got to be on her show a few months ago, and I’m telling you that was at the top of my bucket list.
First of all, I am not an expert on matters on different economic systems, but in my normal social intercourse with my friends we discussed matters like that.
Julius Rosenberg
An evangelical is somebody who, first of all, has a very high view of Scripture, believes it’s an infallible message from God.
First of all, Shakespeare is about pleasure and interest. He was from the first moment he actually wrote something for the stage, and he remains so.
Usually when I read something, first of all I’m looking for the story and then when I reread it, I’m sort of checking every part of it to see if every scene is necessary.
I worked in factories, slaughterhouses, as an upholsterer. I did demolition work, was a postman, was a tiler, a plasterer. I even sold double-glazing door-to-door. But I always dreamed of being a world champion, first of all as a boxer.
For me, the creative process, first of all, requires a good nine hours of sleep a night. Second, it must not be pushed by the need to produce practical applications.
William Lipscomb
First of all, ‘Sarkar’ is not an underworld film. It’s about a man at the head of a feudal set-up in the middle of a cosmopolitan city, where he almost runs a parallel government largely due to his personal charisma. And the film is about his friends and enemies and his family.
Just as little as terror – not even the terror of war – can save the world, just as little can hate ever be anything uplifting. Love is the only firm ground for peace – not only love for one’s fellowmen, but first of all, love of one’s country.
First of all, from a spiritual perspective, I don’t think anyone needs to be apologetic about being successful or having money. The more successful you are, the more job opportunities you create for other people.
First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because, as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show, Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish.
First of all, I’m not a singer or rapper. I’m an artiste. Besides singing, I produce music, dance, write poetry, and sometimes I paint as well.
When you have a small, balanced squad, you can work better. First of all everyone is involved in every squad list, a meeting can be a good training session.
First of all, I find everything very astonishing. The astonishment that things can change so much over such a short span of time. And I also feel grateful that so many people worldwide love Sae-byeok as much as I love her.
I just look at capitalizing on everything that I feel like G.O.O.D. Music brings to the music industry, our following, and the culture. First of all, we have incredible artists. It’s definitely about getting those albums out in a very manicured fashion.
I hope that anyone facing or experiencing discrimination will, first of all, take to heart that this is not their fault, and they are not alone in this. Secondly, I hope they find ways to plug into communities to help prevent negative feelings of discrimination from festering.
At first, I didn’t even realize how low on the totem pole I am. First of all, I’m a woman. Second of all, I’m of color. Third of all, I’m queer.
Victoria Monet
Well first of all it’s a business and it’s a tough business, and you have to have the strength to survive all the set backs all the failures that make this a mean business, that’s getting meaner and meaner every year in my opinion.
First of all, a lot of people, a lot of women and men, have lost their children. I’m not the only one. But I happen to be blessed that my son gave me all these things to work with so that I get to work out my grief in a way that other people are not able to. So I can’t possibly be downtrodden about that.
That’s why I don’t live in L.A. First of all, I don’t have the money. But second, I want to stay grounded, to be surrounded by real people, to have my head on my shoulders instead of losing track of reality.
I feel, first of all, very privileged that these people think enough of me that they made me commissioner. And it’s almost like, as Yogi Berra said, ‘deja vu all over again.’
Bobby Hull
First of all, it was in my contract. I knew I would be directing an episode.
First of all, tabloid stories are some of the richest and most important stories that we have. There’s nothing wrong, per se, with tabloid stories.
First of all, the most important, that is to learn everything good that has survived from other times, and carefully to watch the bad – and throw it out.
Ninette de Valois
Man can be understood only by ascending from physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. In other words, he is first of all a cosmic problem.
I think, first of all, I don’t think people understand Ice Cube‘s body of work. Ice Cube is a, and I hate to use the word ‘urban‘ but – when you think of Judd Apatow, and a person who’s launched so many careers, Ice Cube has done that for so many comedians, you know?
There’s a few things I learned from my experience on ‘Hieroglyph.’ First of all, I learned that building a world doesn’t need to be as expensive as a summer blockbuster. Yeah yeah, newsflash, I know.
The Italian Revolution was fought first of all to obtain the liberty and unity of the nation, and then, with that achieved, to join the freest and most advanced nations in inaugurating a new era of peace, justice, and joint cooperation in the work of civilization.
Ernesto Teodoro Moneta
I mean there are tons of reasons. Well first of all. I write my own record. I don’t take other people’s materials. And I have a job which is being Willa Ford on top of getting back in the studio and writing and recording.
Willa Ford
First of all, to do performance art, you really have to give 100 percent. I only know that I have to give 100 percent and then what happens, happens.
Well, first of all, I’m worth every penny.
Well, first of all, let’s go right to it. We’re going to balance the budget. We should live within our own means, and we should read the bills and work with the American people.
I really like the group tour better than going it alone. First of all, it kind of takes the pressure off a little. I’m not a naturally extroverted person. But I also like it because it brings in new fans. For example, someone who really loves Aprilynne Pike’s books might pick up mine and vice versa.
People’s attention spans, first of all, aren’t always long enough. You also want to not be preachy. You want to be able to try and get the good stuff, like me and Donald say, the vegetables with the chocolate.
Stephen Glover
First of all, I don’t think that America is truly prepared for a biological or a chemical attack. However, we are moving in the right direction.
Saxby Chambliss
I always like to entertain, first of all, and if the readers take anything away from it that helps them with their own lives, well then, that is a bonus.
Cecelia Ahern
First of all, I only get 50 percent of it, because, I mean, the galleries get 50 and 60 percent. I mean, that’s normal. I understand that. I don’t quarrel with that.
Anthony Quinn
Well first of all, tell me, is there some society you know of that doesn’t run on greed? You think Russia doesn’t run on greed? You think China doesn’t run on greed? What is greed?
And here’s the fact: the fact is it doesn’t solve the problem. First of all, if you taxed these people at 100 percent, basically next year you said, ‘Look, every penny you make next year the government’s going to take it from you,’ it still doesn’t solve the debt.
First of all, I try to be a positive role model.
And when I go around and talk to schools, what I tell the kids are, first of all, you have to accept each other’s differences. Some of you are going to be a crappy football player, some of you are going to be a great mathematician. Whatever it is, accept each other’s differences and help prop each other up.
Vince Flynn
Well first of all, I think the phrasejump the shark‘ has jumped the shark. I read it in every article and I think that when Fonzie actually jumped the shark, ‘Happy Days‘ was on the air for another five years.
To effectively create the image of an enemy you have to show first of all that the enemy is extremely dangerous, but on the other hand less than human.
We would much prefer to see ownership in the hands of the Maple Group, if only because we would much rather see Canadian ownership of our stock exchange. What we are first of all interested in is making sure that Montreal is able to preserve that niche or expertise.
Jean Charest
I did my second film with Nagarjuna. First of all, he is a Virgo and all Virgo people are great. He is a very happy person who loves music, workouts and living a positive life. He is like a friend who can talk and chill with you anytime.
I’m in the booth and first of all, I’m from Germany and I had never heard a gospel in my life.
First of all, Marty Foster is a really good fellow. No. 2, Google or YouTube the time he called Ben Zobrist out on a strike three against Joe Nathan couple years ago that gave Joe Nathan his 300th save.
The most important thing about drinking on the road is just you’ve gotta do it in moderation, first of all. You’ve gotta know your limits.
First of all, I don’t like to speak about austerity. I’d prefer to speak of fiscal discipline. Fiscal discipline, in the end, amounts to austerity if it is not accompanied by other policies.
I’ve been writing for years, you know, and when I get to a particular place, city, or different locale, I find myself first of all being challenged by those that love me to write more.
First of all, you want umpires to call what they see. In the case of fair or foul, the smartest thing is to call the ball fair. Because if it’s called foul and ruled fair, where do we put the runners?
First of all, my persuasion is what really breeds violence is political differences. But because religion serves as the soul of community, it gets drawn into the fracas and turns up the heat.
I’m very comfortable singing myself, first of all. Secondly, there’s a certain disconnect when you write the song and you have someone else sing it for you. And it’s kind of like a fakeness about it.
Whoever wants to be caught up in my life, first of all, you should be living yours because I’m damn sure not worried about your life.
If I want to stay at home watching movies, I do that. If I want to take my bike out and go on a one-month holiday, I do that. To do all these things, it’s first of all important for me to realise that I need to live my life.
I will never win an Oscar, and do you know why? First of all, because I’m not Jewish. Secondly, I make too much money for all those old farts in the Academy.
Education is important because, first of all, people need to know that discrimination still exists. It is still real in the workplace, and we should not take that for granted.
Alexis Herman
Our fashion for us, it’s an expression; first of all of life, I put all of myself in my fashion. Sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, but this is a mirror, an expression about Domenico and Stefano. It’s not just a profession: it’s a person with a lot of personality.
God is my witness that up to now, my only aspiration in life is to be a useful element within the army! I have for long been convinced that, to safeguard the country and give happiness to the people, it is necessary first of all to prove once more to the world that our army is still the old Turkish army.
First of all there was a guy named Charles Nicholas, who used to do all of the inking that Jack and Simon didn’t do. Simon used to do splashes and covers, but Charles Nicholas, after a while, did the inside of all of the stuff.
Gil Kane
First of all, I would love to see people remember me as a good passer, not as a good flopper. But flopping was, in some period of my career, a part of my game, especially against Shaquille O’Neal. It was the only way I could try to stop him. And I did well, I guess.
I take the walk to be the externalization of an interior seeking so that the analogy is first of all between the external and the internal.
Well, I tell young people to be successful today that, first of all, that what you learn today directly impacts what you earn tomorrow. This is a knowledge-based economy.
Alexis Herman
First of all, I think the situation today is different. We’re in a different place than we were in ’93, ’94.
I’ve got an extreme bias toward governors… they know what it’s like to make hard decisions. They know what it’s like to actually balance a budget – have a budget, first of all, and have a balanced budget.
We basically got a call from our agent that said we were on the list of directors that Marvel was interested in talking to about ‘Captain America 2.’ First of all, that was thrilling, having not lobbied for the job.
First of all, I’m not the kind of guy that likes to rehash the show and so forth and so on.
First of all I listen to music. I like music.
First of all, I can’t really claim to be a great chef.
There are just hundreds of people that have inspired and influenced me in a number of different ways. First of all, you can’t forget your parents and all they’ve done to help you to get here.
Michael P. Anderson
I always told the people at Cal Arts that if they wanted me to do Jazz studies, first of all, there couldn’t be a big band within 500 miles and that I could do what I wanted to do. And they said I could.
There’s a kind of dynamic quality about theater and that dynamic quality expresses itself in relation to, first of all, the environment in which it’s being staged; then the audience, the nature of the audience, the quality of the audience.
I like collaboration because, first of all, I’m good at writing lyrics. I don’t know how to make beats. I don’t play instruments. I’m not a good singer. So even when you see a solo album of mine, it’s still a collaboration.
I think Phil Dick was particularly interesting in that, first of all, he was a very modern man and a very modern thinker, but I don’t know what demons drove him.
To make films, it always begins with two words: what and how. First of all, you have to find a story, or what are you going to tell? And you have to find a way to tell it visually.
It’s such a wonderful thing for me to be able to be in there and make music with people that I love, first of all. It’s something that I’m so passionate about.
No matter what you do in life, it’s always a struggle, to first of all find who you are.
Daniel Zovatto
First of all, I wish I could grow a beard.
What I try to do is to go into a poem – and one writes them, of course, poem by poem – to go into each poem, first of all without having any sense whatsoever of where it’s going to end up.
First of all, the world criticizes American foreign policy because Americans criticize American foreign policy. We shouldn’t be surprised about that. Criticizing government is a God-given right – at least in democracies.
I want to get an handful of spare basses to use first of all if mine breaks, and second, to learn some things about aspects of basses that I like, so Paul can build those aspects into it.
First of all I’m not a fan of Twitter. Nothing against their program or what they have, but as an athlete I think you need to get off of Twitter.
Well, first of all, you read the script a million times. Because what the script gives you are given circumstances. Given circumstances are all the facts of your character.
First of all, what happens is, when you’re good at something, you spend a lot of time with it. People identify you with that sport, so it becomes part of your identity.
I like to come up first of all with a free idea, thinking about and obviously understanding what is necessary for it to become a car.
First of all when you’re a mommy like you like the consistency of being on a show like that’s just peace of mind, I know I have financial, you know stability.
While a case can be made for intelligent design, I can’t figure out why some Christians are so thrilled about that possibility. First of all, it doesn’t prove there’s a God. If anything, intelligent design lends support to some form of pantheism that defines God as immanent within nature.
You know, the Tea Party is a – first of all, it is a significant movement, and I think the media and some pundits have tried to write it off as a bunch of cranks or something. But, in fact, it’s really a very legitimate and fairly significant swath of voters out there.
Our company, it’s, uh, really un-sexy. And I think most people get into Hollywood to be showy. We first of all make horror movies, which people turn their noses up at. Second of all, we make cheap movies, and Hollywood’s a lot about ego and money and, ‘My movie cost $200m!,’ you know?
I am, first of all, a basketball player. I’ve done this for so very long… For me, it’s been essential to be successful on the court.
Tony Parker
First of all it has never been the case that I have threatened people with expulsion or that I’ve threatened to throw people out of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
Ron Davies
Farber had a huge effect on me as a writer. I don’t mean I write like him. Farber is, first of all, a great stylist, a great writer. Anyone can read Manny Farber’s film criticism, whether that person is a novelist, a poet, another critic, a historian, and learn a lot about writing by reading him.
There is an idea, first of all, of vision fully formed with the eyes closed. Of course the vision we have in a lucid dream often has greater lucidity and clarity than vision with the eyes open.
In the immediate postwar years, the whole of Europe was in a recession. So first of all, it helped us step out of a recession; it gave a certain amount of speed to the economy. But that was the first step.
Giovanni Agnelli
First of all, just to get Diner made would have been an achievement in that I got a chance to direct.
First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn’t question any of his motives or decisions at the time.
First of all, you’ve got to have a vision of ‘What kind of program do I want to have?’ Then you’ve got to have a plan to implement it. Then you’ve got to set the example that you want, develop the principles and values that are important, and get people to buy into it.