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I understand what justice is, and I understand what freedom is, and all of my friends do. It’s always been that way. I love freedom of speech. I love freedom of religion. I want my neighbor to be totally fine, for him to be a completely flaming gay guy with his new husband.
I was the only guy with any bit of anarchy left.
I’m basically different things to different people. If it’s a guy, I’m-a probably have my guard up because it’s a street rule that when men come around that I don’t know, I just immediately throw shade on them. But I don’t associate with fellas all that much; if it’s a girl – a beautiful girl – I be nice.
There’s a difference between being a comic and a comedian. A comic is a guy who says funny things, and a comedian is a guy who says things funny, and he has a style and point of view that will last much longer.
I’m not one for those motivational speeches. I’ve always been more of an example guy.
You know, I’m kind of a wild crazy workaholic guy.
I grew up watching guys – like, I loved Mick Foley’s ECW promos; I loved CM Punk‘s promos. There’s this guy, Eddie Kingston. He was just a fantastic talker, so I used to study and watch him. I mean, gosh, there’s just such a big list of guys who I used to study. I used to watch promos as much as I did matches.
Religion and gods and beliefs – for me, it all comes down to your brother. And your brother might be the brother in your family, or it might be the guy next to you in the foxhole – it’s about human connections.
In Louisiana, you can drive when you’re 15 – you could get your driving permit. I remember, during driver‘s ed, I fell asleep at the wheel one day. I was tired. The guy shook me and switched and said he was getting into the driver’s seat. I didn’t fail, so I guess you can fall asleep occasionally. It’s Louisiana.
I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, ‘Hey, the sign says you’re open 24 hours.’ He said, ‘Yes, but not in a row.’
Confidence is a huge turn-on, but I like a man who’s also kind and gentle. It’s sexy when a guy listens and can have a conversation or read a book – something different than just going out to the club.
I’m really just a regular guy who has had an incredibly blessed life.
‘The River Wild’ was great, with Meryl Streep. That guy was really a bad dude who was ultimately sort of fundamentally impotent in a weird way. That was kind of interesting.
I make fun of situations and try and find the humor in things, but it’s never at the expense of the other guy.
I’m a very motivated guy.
You either deny terrorists any acceptance in the international life, or you make your double standard policy work the way it has been working – ‘I don’t like that guy in this country, so we will be calling him a dictator and topple him. This guy in another country also dictatorial, but he’s our dictator.’
Whatever I lack in size and strength and speed, I kind of make up for in being grittier. When it comes to something like basketball I’m definitely not the best guy on the court, but I love elbowing and pushing people out or boxing them out.
I’m not a political guy.
I’m a Georgia guy; we can run.
I’m not in the leftist controlled Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of my political views, primarily my lifelong militant support of the NRA, the Second Amendment, and my belief that the only good bad guy is a dead bad guy.
It’s always a tough process when you’re always the best guy on your team, in high school, in middle school, AAU and things like that. Then you come together, and you may not be the best guy on the team. You may have to adjust. You may not be a go to scorer. You may have to be a picker. You may have to be a rebounder.
If you win a Super Bowl before you’re fired, you’re a genius, and everyone listens to you. But a coach is just a guy whose best class in grammar school was recess and whose best class in high school was P.E. I never thought I was anything but a guy whose best class was P.E.
David was the kind of guy who was totally supportive of the actors and instructed the writing staff to trust the actor’s instincts, since after all, it’s the actors playing the character.
It’s a headache, chasing a guy around. I’d rather play against a quarterback that sits still.
If you’re the handsome white guy, you tend to get cast as guys who are meant to be convincing in their jobs. What I’ve been fortunate enough to do, whether it’s playing a certified idiot on ’30 Rock’ or a weirdo in ‘Bridesmaids,’ is play against that in a lot of ways.
I went to University of Illinois team camp. And that was a big deal for me. I got MVP of the camp, but they offered another kid from the camp, which was fine. I laughed with the couple coaches I know who were there at the time, who were part of recruiting the other guy.
I love being an enigma. Every time I’m tempted to respond to someone who tries to put me in a box, politically – you know, someone who gets on the Internet and says, you’re pro-gun, or you’re anti-gun – I stop and say to myself, ‘This is great; this is what I wanted. I wanted to be the guy you can’t figure out.’
Well, you know, in any political campaign, you’re gonna have people on one side that are gonna slip a reporter something because they think it’ll hurt the guy on the other side.
My dad is just like everybody else‘s dad. I see him as kind of a goofy guy with a great sense of humor. I try to get in a battle of wits with him, but he always gets me. I emulate him because I’ve never seen anyone work as hard as he does.
I’m a guy of 92kg. I haven‘t got the physique of someone who can work back and then sprint up front again throughout a match!
‘Castle‘ is a guy living in a fantasy world. He’s in his imagination, writing these stories of murder.
I dated this guy who literally would never eat a single vegetable. I was like, ‘This is terrible. You eat like a five-year-old.’
I used to think religion was just more of the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy. Now I see an importance in that. It’s a relief to accept that not everything is under your control.
Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.
I think I’m a guy always pumped up.
Tarik Cohen, he’s an exciting guy.
LeBron is a great player and a great guy, but he’s a drama queen.
I think – you know, I’m a guy that – I don’t live on the earth just to walk it. I live on here to make a difference.
When one guy is doing good, it makes all the others want to achieve greatness.
I think I’m probably a monster-of-the-week guy, and that comes back down to my old favorite show, which as a kid was always ‘Scooby-Doo.’
I am not the most courageous guy in the world outside of the court.
Usually, I’m a very positive guy. I try to think about the next chance, the next game, the next opportunity to play well.
I’m not just a normal guy. I’m a gymnast.
If you can’t play the good guy, sometimes you’ve got to play the villain.
LCD Soundsystem – they put the drummer in front. I always thought that was cool. Because the drummer is usually the guy in the back.
I think, before ‘Watchmen,’ I was the guy from ‘Grey’s Anatomy‘ who’s a pretty good guy, a pretty charming sweet guy, and so as an actor, I really wanted to do something as far from that as I could.
I think I’m commercial underground. I’m not commercial in the way that people consider ‘pop,’ but I’m not underground in the way that people consider that. either. I am just a cool guy.
Some people say, ‘Oh, you look just like the guy from ‘Stranger Things.’ And I’m like, ‘I am the guy.’ And they think I’m totally joking.
I am not a famous person at home – I’m just a guy here. I’m a father, I’m a companion, I’m a human being. I am not a public figure in my house; I am not a celebrity. I am not a famous person to myself – I am just a guy.
To put it simply, people who are strangers to me will come up and say, ‘Are you that guy from that show?’ I’ll be like, ‘Yeah,’ and they’ll say, ‘Oh, nice job.’ And really, for the most part, it’s people showing appreciation for the work you’ve done.
Of course I am tough, but I am smart, too. I’m more smart than tough. People watching my record and say that this guy is tough. This is not about tough; this is about mind. You think when you fight. This is about everything.
I’m just a regular guy, but if you cross me it will get physical.
I’m the kind of guy that jumps at an opportunity.
I’m a drama guy.
You can never overlook a guy.
For me, it’s always been a financial kind of scenario. I was actually the first one who signed the ‘exclusive to Ring of Honor‘ contract. I was the first guy who ever signed one of those contracts. That was tough for me because I had no one to talk to. I had no examples to go on. I was the guinea pig.
When something really bad is going on in a culture, the average guy doesn’t see it. He can’t. He’s average and is surrounded by and immersed in the cant and discourse of the status quo.
What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?
I’m the most humblest guy you can ever talk to or meet.
I actually remember being in 3rd grade and piecing together in my head that one of my guy friends was homosexual.
Donald has a deep and unbounding determination and a never-give-up attitude. I have seen him fight for years to get a project done – or even started – and he does not give up! If you want someone to fight for you and your country, I can assure you, he is the ‘guy.’
I am always loath to use the world ‘evil,’ but if ‘evil’ is the reverse of ‘live,’ Guy de Rothschild is thoroughly evil. He stands for the opposite of life.
This is the time for me to step out and show that I don’t just want to play the nice guy roles, and I think I’ll find out what my limits are.
I liked Vittorio De Sica a lot, and I got to work with him once in a segment movie. He was a great director. He was a very charismatic character and a guy I watched a lot when he was directing.
When you find a guy who is powerful, a big father figure, you latch onto him immediately.
You know how you smoke out a sniper? You send a guy out in the open, and you see if he gets shot. They thought that one up at West Point.
Being a big guy, you face certain challenges. Over time, though, women found excuses to find me attractive.
I’m an absolutely normal guy.
I don’t have a need for speed. I’m not that guy.
I’m lucky to have my dad in my life. He’s very brilliant, I think he’s really a smart man, and he’s a kind guy.
I’m a flamboyant type of guy, a cooler version of Liberace.
Suddenly playing the charming bad guy was my thing.
Playing a bad guy is always a freeing experience, because you don’t have the same envelope of restrictions as you have playing a good guy. Good guys restrain themselves; they kind of have their moral fiber cut out for them in varying degrees.
I said I’m going to vote for Hillary. But my philosophy is that everything’s workable. If Trump is president, I’ll work with that guy. I don’t know if he’s terrible or what. He’s refreshing in that he doesn’t speak in that political way. I don’t quite understand why everybody hates Hillary so much.
Some people only recognize me for that – ain’t you the meme guy?
I don’t get recognized that much. That’s the best part of it. I tend to get things like, ‘You sound a lot like that guy on ‘Deadwood.’ And that’s lovely. I’ve been very fortunate. No giggling, screaming girls. None of that.
You just remember back when you were watching as a kid and going, ‘Man, Sting’s so cool,’ and now I’m wrestling the guy. It’s breathtaking.
I’m a guy with simple tastes.
To some people I’ll always be the bad guy.
The great joy of doing ‘The Daily Show‘ for me is that I get to sit on the fence between cultures. I am commenting on the absurdity of both sides as an outsider and insider. Sometimes I’m playing the brown guy, and sometimes I’m not, but the best stuff I do always goes back to being a brown kid in a white world.
My dad is a motorcycle guy, not some Hollywood dude.
Certain guys, they can see a guy do a certain thing with their glove and know what pitch is coming. I couldn’t do that. But I can get on first base and I can tell you by his move if that pitcher is going to first base or home plate every time.
I’m good when I’ve got a bit of an edge, like the Clint Eastwood type of archetypal character. The tough guy that doesn’t say a lot.
I’m just a cool type of guy who’s all about positives.
If there are nine guys auditioning and they’re all gorgeous, I have an advantage, because gorgeous guys are a dime a dozen. But if they need someone else – like a goofy guy with bad hair who is just okay – then that’s me. And finally, the other 2 percent who audition are geniuses that I could never touch.
I loved Ray from ‘The Princess and the Frog.’ He was my guy. There was no Ray before me, so there’s a level of satisfaction there.
Being the guy that some kids look up to is pretty cool.
I’m a pretty happy guy.
I’ve sat in sushi bars, really fine ones, and I know how hard this guy worked, how proud he is. I know you don’t need sauce. I know he doesn’t even want you to pour sauce. And I’ve seen customers come in and do that, and I’ve seen him, as stoic as he tries to remain, I’ve seen him die a little inside.
I am a very shy, introverted guy.
I’m not sure I really am an entrepreneur. I’m not much of a businessman. I know I’m not a marketing guy. I do have an entrepreneurial lineage, though.
I never wanted to be the guy people looked at. I don’t think of myself as being a celebrity; it’s too mortifying.
I’ve been in situations where I was the only black guy. We’re in a time now where nobody wants to see that. But it still happens.
The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
I don’t wish stardom on anyone. When I hear people say, ‘this guy’s a star,’ I always say, ‘good luck.’
To a guy like me, a laugh is full of information.
In certain cultures, they’ll eat an eyeball. I’m never gonna be that guy.
I don’t want to be Mr. Romantic Leading Man. I don’t want to be the Dance Dude. I don’t want to be the Action Guy. If I had to do any one of those all my life, it’d drive me crazy.
I’m a science guy. I’m a geek. I love geology and botany and marine science. I thought maybe I’d be a professional guide, or maybe even a park ranger, working for the Department of Fish and Game.
A political event was that I met Fidel Castro, the Cuban revolutionary. He is a young, intelligent guy, very sure of himself and extraordinarily audacious; I think we hit it off well.
The very things that I would love about Barack and that you would love about Barack is that he is one of us. He’s a normal guy. He’s not a political animal.
One day some guy is going to get a billion-dollar fight.
I think Phillip Schofield would be great on ‘Strictly.’ He got up on ‘This Morning’ once with Holly and did a bit of a boogie and he can dance, and he is entertaining, and he is such a nice guy.
Most people, if you live in a big city, you see some form of schizophrenia every day, and it’s always in the form of someone homeless. ‘Look at that guy – he’s crazy. He looks dangerous.’ Well, he’s on the streets because of mental illness. He probably had a job and a home.
I’d pick a young white guy over an old white guy for president anytime because the younger guy is more likely to have been influenced by the great social changes of the ’60s and ’70s.
The bad boy image is something given to me by the media. I have been in relationships earlier, even for as long as three years. I am not saying I am a saint. I am like any other guy, I guess. Unfortunately, every time I even meet a person, it is reported as a link-up.
I know Seth Rollins is a CrossFit guy. I just think back to my days, and I don’t know how I could have done CrossFit training and then wrestled that night.
For a rich and reasonably successful guy, it is impossible not to enjoy your job; otherwise, why would you spend so much time and effort doing it? I am a great fan of Norilsk, and I like this kind of challenge.
I’m six foot four, an all-American guy, and handsome and talented as well!
People know me as just this handsome guy – a very handsome guy. But I can also be funny and fun.
I would like to think I am a little bit of a man’s man and a ladies‘ man. I suppose, I’m a guy’s guy because I like to do a lot of, you know, the man stuff: Working out, off-roading, getting on the dirt bike and what not. I am a ladies’ man because I spend more time with girls than I do with guys.
You know, my Grandpop Finnegan used to have an expression: he used to say, ‘Joey, the guy in Olyphant’s out of work, it’s an economic slowdown. When your brother-in-law‘s out of work, it’s a recession. When you’re out of work, it’s a depression.’
I haven’t spent my entire career playing the guy in the bad hat, although I have to say that the bad guy is frequently much more interesting than the good guy.
I’m just a low-key guy.
There’s two people I would say to try to go and watch who are probably the future of tennis. One girl called Taylor Townsend, she got a wildcard from the event into Wimbledon; she’s an American girl. On the men’s side, there’s an Australian guy called Nick Kyrgios; he’s 19, and he was the number one junior in the world.
Tobey’s a mellow, cool guy. He’s just a good guy. I know that’s not the answer you want, and I don’t mean that as the political thing to say, but he’s a nice guy.
If people think I am gay, yeah, hey that doesn’t bother me. Not at all. What would people think? To me I am such a heterosexual guy. It doesn’t even, I don’t even think about it.
I’ve been the same goofy guy I’ve been this whole time.
I’m a normal guy.
I am a big pro-choice guy.
I am what I am and, you know, I’m a very lucky guy.
I’m just a guy that wants to entertain.
It might be okay for somebody else on the roster to sit on the sideline but it’s not okay for me to be. I’m the franchise player, I’m the guy on both the microphone and in the ring.
Maybe I’m quicker. I can take the ball earlier than a big guy.
I’m so in favor of gay marriage that I even married a guy.
I never criticized one person in any way that I did not believe was true. How am I a mean guy if I’m telling the truth? Because nobody wants to hear the truth.
A guy and a girl can be just friends, but at one point or another, they will fall for each other… maybe temporarily, maybe at the wrong time, maybe too late, or maybe forever.
You know, I’m a pretty mellow guy. I’m pretty easy-going. I see everyone’s perspective.
I’m pretty much a chocolate guy. I’m up for any type of chocolate. Any chocolate.
I never thought about what people would say about me. I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor, and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.
I think it’s actually more difficult to come to a club where everything is going great and everyone is happy. When you take over from a guy who has been sacked because things weren’t going well, it’s more straightforward.
I always believed in burning up the government‘s political capital, not being Mr Safe Guy, you know?
I used to bodyguard for Muhammad Ali, Leon Spinks, Sugar Ray Leonard. I used to bodyguard a lot of diamond merchants; I would travel with a suitcase full of diamonds and take them from point A to point B. My reputation grew because I was a professional. I did my job, and I was courteous – a no-nonsense guy.
I’m innocent. I’ve done nothing. I’m a nice guy.
I’m not always a smiley kind of guy.
I’m not prejudiced in any way that I can think of. That’s just not the guy I am.
Wes Craven was the guy who gave me my start, from my perspective, for almost no reason in particular.
I would love, love, love, love a one-on-one match with Tanahashi, and I’ve never had one before. He’s my all-time favorite New Japan guy. I think the guy’s a rockstar. He’s so cool, just in the ring and in person.
If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.
When I do a voiceover now, there are always a few people I’ve borrowed bits off, whether it’s their hats or facial hair, who’ll say: ‘That’s so funny; it’s obviously based on this guy.’ You think, ‘It ain’t: it’s you.’ Actors never think characters are based on them.
The Republican and Democratic parties have accomplished an amazing feat with the red state/blue state paradigm. They’ve convinced everyone that regardless of how bad they are, the other guy is worse.
You’ve got to work hard, got to outwork the other guy and got to outwork the other team. Sometimes outsmart them every now and then, but it all starts with the work.
I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people‘s eyes.
You can blame the other guy for saying it, or you can look at yourself and say, ‘I must have contributed to this.’
Whereas Superman is a godlike guy from another planet and Batman is this mysterious, unknowable billionaire, everyone in ‘Spider-Man’ is human and flawed.
I think, under President Obama, who was a really bright guy – I didn’t agree with a lot of his politics – but we got to the point internationally where our friends didn’t trust us. They were confused. And our enemies didn’t quite respect us.
I believe in letting a guy live the way he wants to if he doesn’t hurt anyone.
I’m the kind of guy that says nothing is impossible when you work hard.
My mum wants me to get married – and have children, of course. She’s met Gaga; we’ve been dating a while. We’re in a committed relationship, and I’m really happy in my relationship. I’m a very lucky guy. As far as having more of a domestic life and settling down into my relationship, we have to see what happens.
I want the little lassies who are thinking of going to a nightclub in Cardiff to stop to see what that guy’s screaming for, or Grandma to put her knitting down to see why that guy’s chatting about Alexander the Great. I’m after pulling in, whether it’s in Manila, Beijing or whatever, the biggest possible audience.
There’s, you know, there’s an ideology behind Ultron that makes him more unique that just a bad guy. He doesn’t wanna just kill the Avengers. He doesn’t wanna just destroy the world. He has these monologues and these beautiful speeches that kind of embody a certain mentality about what’s wrong with humanity.
I’m a football guy at heart; maybe I should have played football for a living instead, because I play a lot of football videogames; I’m really into them.
Jazz is the big brother of the blues. If a guy’s playing blues like we play, he’s in high school. When he starts playing jazz it’s like going on to college, to a school of higher learning.
I’m not scared of seeing bugs, but I get really scared if they crawl on me. I’m also really bad at watching horror films. During my freshman year of high school, I was watching a horror movie with a guy and I ended up hugging him without realising it.
Smell is something that attracts me instantly. So if the guy smells nice, there is an instant attraction.
If I loved a guy as much as I love my dog, the guy would be in serious trouble. Because I’m all over that dog, all the time.
I am a happy-go-lucky guy in real life. I like to chat a lot.
I’ve got to be honest and say that, growing up, I wasn’t a big sports guy, but I love the camaraderie. I just love people getting together, fighting for a team and getting super-emotional about it.
For me, ‘The Kite Runner’ became about a guy who’s emotionally shut down because he hasn’t confronted his past.
I’m an optimistic guy. I’m one of those big dreamers. I’m one of those kids with that annoying imagination.
I know people who have written big hit country songs that are really kind of terrible songs, but for the rest of their life, they’re the guy who wrote that. You’ve got to be careful; if you don’t want that to happen, don’t write those songs.
Every guy should own one good pair of jeans.
Playing a bad guy would be fun, I’m not going to lie. I’d definitely do that in a heartbeat, because it’s so out of my nature.
At the end of the day, nobody cares how much you tried, what the deal was, or if you were a good guy or a bad guy.
I guess they often cast me as the bad guy, because I’m not, er, conventional looking. I look sort of violent. I’m the odd one out, the outsider.
I met Will Smith twice. I didn’t talk to him for too long but I was trying to let him know that my age group grew up watching him – he was the coolest guy on television and the coolest guy in movies.
I’m a big candle guy.
A little scruff looks nice, but it feels so uncomfortable. Think about how a guy wants a girl to have smooth legs: It’s expected. Shouldn’t a guy be expected to do the same on his face? I think that’s only fair.
I am the Crystal Palace DJ. I’m the guy who gets us going. I play the songs.
I see myself in competition with Blur and Oasis. But everyone else just sees me as this guy with a history.
I’m just a guy. There’s nothing special about me.
Everyone has an opinion, and the guy screaming for censorship may be the next guy to have his ideas cut off.
Some people say I’m arrogant or cocky but I’m a down to earth, decent guy.
If a guy doesn’t work hard and doesn’t play well, he can’t lead anything. All he is, is a talker.
I’m a level guy, so everything happens for a reason.
I am a guy who likes those who drive through red lights.
I was a big party guy in my twenties, and kind of a playboy as well. I adopted a lot of values and goals that were fairly superficial and, in many cases, self-destructive. They looked cool and sounded sexy on the surface, but underneath, there was no real meaning going on, just a lot of escapism.
I got a bike when I was little, a BMX. I called it ‘Fido Dido’ after the tough little cartoon guy with spiked hair. I thought he was the coolest thing ever.
I’m a video store guy. I like thumbing through things and holding them.
With wiseguys, you don’t know a guy by his name, only by his nickname. You never asked a guy for his last name.
I love a guy who knows who he is, can make me laugh, and challenges me intellectually.
I’ve been a guy who’s never really been satisfied. Work hard, try to figure out ways to improve, try to figure out ways to sustain a certain level of play.
If we know we’re just going to have sex and then ditch the guy, it can be fun.
I’m a Gemini, so I have a great time with the other guy.
I try to be a good guy and I fall short sometimes, but I use Christ as an example.
A teacher is never too smart to learn from his pupils. But while runners differ, basic principles never change. So it’s a matter of fitting your current practices to fit the event and the individual. See, what’s good for you might not be worth a darn for the next guy.
One of the things that I like to pride myself on is being the guy who sees the game through till the end.
I don’t do anything the same every day. Discipline is tough for a guy who is a rebel.
I’m a nice guy – until you get on my bad side.
Growing up, I was always the small guy.
I’m an all-or-nothing kind of guy, I guess.
Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy, all day. Wearing a backpack and a turtleneck is like a weak midget trying to bring you down.
Gu Jun Pyo and Kim Tan were both brought up in wealthy backgrounds, and Gu Jun Pyo is a selfish guy who only cares about himself. However, Kim Tan is a totally different person.
I’m not exactly a guy who makes new friends easily.
Having a guy on a microphone yelling lines at you is counter to a lot of acting techniques.
I am more into the old school guy than I am with the new school guys. I came in young and I had to pay my dues to be considered a vet. To be able to play for over 10 years at wide receiver, that’s why I like looking at the older guys like Larry Fitzgerald, Teddy Ginn Jr., Brian Hartline. That’s what I’m about.
I used to psych myself up before the show and now I do the complete opposite: I psych myself down. It’s 12:30 at night, you don’t want some guy yelling at you. You want some guy just talking to you.
I’m a funny guy. You’ve got to be able to make fun of yourself. We only live once.
When I was in the West Coast watching the Giants, Rich Aurilia was a guy I always liked.
That’s the way this business works: if your movies do well at the box office, you will be offered more movies. It doesn’t matter if you’re a nice guy or you’re a prick. If your movies do well, there’s a job waiting for you in Hollywood. It’s not any more complicated than that.
Never assume that the guy understands that you and he have a relationship.
Although I love this kind of comedy, sometimes I feel trapped by always having to be the most outrageous guy in the room. In particular, I’m working on trying not to be that guy in my private life.
I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are.
I feel like I’m more of a slim guy.
I was a hockey player growing up. Being a big guy and being imposing, I had to use my size to protect my teammates.
If your first objective in the negotiation, instead of making your argument, is to hear the other side out, that’s the only way you can quiet the voice in the other guy’s mind. But most people don’t do that.
My father, he was like the rock, the guy you went to with every problem.
I try to be a team guy and I try to help the team in whatever way that I can.
People be famous for everything other than music and that’s what they really trying to do. But they don’t know once you get famous for being this funny guy, nobody’s going to take you serious as a musician.
If you play acoustic guitar you’re the depressed, sensitive guy.
My dad was a football player – a soccer player – for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable.
While most people in the world probably haven’t heard my name, Vladimir Putin thinks about my name on a very regular basis. He really dislikes me because I’m the guy responsible for the Magnitsky Act.
I was a welder for about three or four months, and I was lucky enough to get out of it because there was a guy who wanted to support me and pay for my racing.
It’s definitely more fun playing a bad guy. It feels a lot better than playing one of the good guys.
I’ve always been a guy who’s pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work.
I was working for a chef a long time ago who told me to not skip steps or be in a hurry. Success in a kitchen is more like a marathon and less like a sprint. Rising up the ranks too quickly isn’t necessarily a good thing. This advice was from a guy who was sorry he had done that and didn’t want me to do the same.
I wish I was a cool guy and could drink coffee black, but I put almond milk and raw cane sugar in it.
I’m not a tough guy. I’m just delivering the truth and only the truth and if you can’t deal with it, too bad.
If the right guy pops the question, I’ll say yes.
I’m not a car guy. The subway gets me where I need to go efficiently and cheaply, and I don’t worry about traffic.
I don’t like sports where it’s like, you watch a guy on a motorcycle flip or something, then another guy does it, it looks exactly the same, and then at the end one guy gets higher points! It seems so arbitrary; I don’t know who’s ahead ever.
At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far.
I’m not a bad guy. People who know me know who I am.
My family means everything to me in the world. So as long as my family is taken care of, I’m a happy guy.
I learned this lesson very quickly when I came into the NBA: Almost all the media and accolades go to the No. 1 guy. But if you’re building a team, the most important player is the No. 2 guy. Because if the No. 2 guy wants to be the No. 1 guy, you have a major problem.
I’m the complete opposite of every clean cut, decent-looking guy you could ever think of. Yet, I have the biggest heart in the world.
For me, I was somebody who was a smart young guy who didn’t do very well in school. The basic system of education, I didn’t fit in; my intelligence was elsewhere.
Something like ‘A Single Man,’ it was tiny; it was financed by one guy. We all lost money doing it.
I think of myself… as a troubadour, a village storyteller, the guy in the shadows of the campfire.
When I was 12, my friend and I tried to sneak onto a plane from my hometown of Cleveland to New York City! My dad encouraged us – he was a wild guy, big on jokes.
I would like to be remembered as a guy who had a set of priorities, and was willing to live by those priorities. In terms of accomplishments, my biggest accomplishment is that I kept the country safe amidst a real danger.
The luxury of television is that you get more than one shot at who you think the guy is that you’re playing.
I think Freddie Mercury is probably the best of all time in terms of a rock voice. There was a vulnerability to it, his technical ability was amazing, and so much of his personality would come out through his voice. I’m not even a guy to buy Queen records, really, and I still think he’s one of the best.
An optimist is a guy that has never had much experience.
I’m not sure it’s a better music world of appreciation and performance. I think the listener is a different guy, and listening is something he does in passing, with other stuff going on. There’s less care and understanding of the relationship between the song and the listener.
How do you grow up in the shadow of a guy – I want to talk about the movie in a second – but how do you grow up in the shadow of a guy who really is a legend in his own time?
I’ve been a Mac guy for 20 years. Even if I’m having trouble with the latest MacBook Pro, I’m still a Mac guy.
I’m not the fastest guy or the quickest guy.
I go to the pub, hang out with my family – that’s pretty much it. I also do a lot of sports when I get the chance. I’m actually a pretty mellow guy.
Remember, I’m the guy who didn’t want the referendum – I wouldn’t have had it if I’d been prime minister. But you have to respect how people voted because this was partly about political alienation, so if the response to political alienation is to ignore it, that’s a recipe for more political alienation.
My plan is to have a theatre in some small town or something and I’ll be manager. Ill be the crazy old movie guy.
I am a big gospel guy myself and I listen to a lot to gospel music. It inspires me. It encourages me. It uplifts me.
I started out real young as a tight end, but I was never getting the football. I knew when I played basketball, I loved to have control of the ball. When I played baseball, I was a pitcher. I always wanted to be the guy throwing the passes and making a difference, I guess.
But when you truly get to know me, I’m a good guy. I’m not the bad boy people think I am.
And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening, work ethic. You know, while the other guy’s sleeping? I’m working.
I’m an old-school type of guy.
I’m not painting myself as a down-home, modest guy.
I’m a 50 year-old guy and I’m not in shape like I was when I was 30.
I love it when a guy compliments my vibe.
With a book I am the writer and I am also the director and I’m all of the actors and I’m the special effects guy and the lighting technician: I’m all of that. So if it’s good or bad, it’s all up to me.
I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine, the guy who makes you make your bed, the guy who screams at you for being late to work. The job requires you to be a mean, tough person. And I was fed up with it. I promised myself that if I ever got away from it, it wasn’t going to be that way any more.
I never think of yesterday. Can’t do anything about it. I’m a positive guy. When you really deep down look at it, we go to bed every night, get up every morning, stay here for 70 or 80 years, and then we die.
I’ve never been a big party guy or super social.
Success hasn’t changed me at all. I’m still the same cocky, arrogant guy I’ve always been. The only difference now is that I’m busy all the time.
Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks.
What I really like about ‘Grit’ – especially being the guy who goes on TV every week and says ‘Never Give Up’ and who truly tries to live his life to that credo – we recruited 16 people who said, ‘I will never give up.’ And the only way they can leave the contest is by doing the one thing they said they never would.
When you’re talking about Tim Burton, you’re talking about a guy that has such a visual sense, an aesthetic, a storytelling style. It’s like he’s got his own genre.
Show me a guy who can’t pitch inside and I’ll show you a loser.
I won’t go into the details, but I ready myself for the day. I am a high-maintenance type of guy.
I was a guy who abandoned a TV show. I didn’t care about people.
I’m kind of unlucky in love and I have, for some reason, always fallen for the straight guy.
I was making a film on Muhammad Ali in 1964, and I went to Miami to film everything around the fight for the world championship with Sonny Liston. I had the good luck of flying down to Miami, and there was one empty seat, and the guy sitting next to this empty seat was Malcolm X.
None of us wants to be judged by our worst act on our worst day, and we consistently judge Burr for that. He was not a perfect man, but he’s not a villain. He’s a dude, just a guy.
You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
I won’t date a guy who doesn’t own a toolbox. I’m not saying you need to be able to knock down a wall or build a house or anything like that. But I’ve been out with a couple of guys who didn’t own toolboxes, and they couldn’t even change a light bulb.
I like to think I’m a nice guy and have a good heart, and I’m a loyal person.
I’m a random guy. I shake a hand and make a friend. I don’t do egotistical things.
I think I am a conservative, not-so-cool kind of guy.
Just because you put a guy in a tuxedo doesn’t make him a good guy.
The guy that I worked on ‘Thriller ‘ was a genius and he was 20 years old, but it was like working with a gifted 10-year-old. The guy who I worked on with ‘Black Or White‘ was crazy. Michael had gone mad.
I would love to be in an action movie. I’ve always wanted to play the hacker guy – like, the Jewy hacker guy who just gets yelled at.
If I could have anyone on speed dial it would be George Clooney. He seems like a cool guy who would give good advice.
With me, I come in the ring and start thinking right away. My thought process is just to put a guy down. I’m like a technician and learn to break it all down – from head to toe.
I’m a big cardigan sweater guy.
I don’t like to risk – I’m actually not a tough guy at all, make no mistake about it, so I’m not going to do something that I’m scared of. So, if something looks dangerous, at the time I didn’t think it was, because I’m the first person to cower away from a risk of injury if there seems to be one.
For me, comedy is constantly presented as this fake casualness, like a guy just walked on stage going, ‘This crazy thing happened to me the other day.’ And he’s in front of 3000 people, and he’s acting like an everyman, and he’s getting paid so much money.
I think I’ve been lucky, being my frequent appearances on Court TV have brought to me another level than just the actor guy.
The jiu-jitsu my father created was for the smaller guy to beat the bigger guy.
In the city of Pyongyang, you don’t have to look very far to see an image of the Great Leader, Kim Il Sung. They love the guy. He is responsible for the wonder that is North Korea.
I’m a really nice guy when you meet me, and that surprises a lot of people. I’m not that eccentric in real life – and certainly not that disrespectful. In my own time, I like to just chill out with friends and not get in people’s faces.
I’m not a detail guy. I depend on accountants and administrators to do my detail stuff for me, but I do know the overall picture and I know that if you put business people together in a room, not just politicians, they could shrink the deficit tremendously by good business tactics.
Diplomacy is listening to what the other guy needs. Preserving your own position, but listening to the other guy. You have to develop relationships with other people so when the tough times come, you can work together.
I’m a numbers guy, and I think numbers sometimes tell stories and sometimes they don’t. When you look at the NBA, when teams shoot 45% or better from the floor, what is their record? And if they shoot under that what is their record?
One time I went into a restroom and a girl followed me in. I signed an autograph for her in the sink. It was pretty funny because she was in a guy’s restroom and she wasn’t embarrassed at all.
I can remember me and my cousin always fighting. He was a big Bulls and Michael Jordan guy.
Racism is taught in the home. We agree on that? Well, it’s very hard to teach racism to a teenager who’s listening to rap music and who idolizes, say, Snoop Dogg. It’s hard to say, ‘That guy is less than you.’ The kid is like, ‘I like that guy, he’s cool. How is he less than me?
I had a shih tzu dog for 12 years – we were different in size but he was certainly man’s best friend, he was my little guy.
If you don’t care about the guy next to you, one, you’re a terrible teammate. Two, you’re never gonna win.
I’m proud to say I had a bet with a guy from Chicago who said Chicago is windier and colder than Wyoming. Wyoming dominated them.
To point the finger at one guy, at each other or at the coaches, won’t do any good. It’s not supposed to be the coach. It’s our team. The coaches can do a phenomenal job preparing you, but it has to come from within.
I like video games, but they are very violent. I want to create a video game in which you have to help all the characters who have died in the other games. ‘Hey, man, what are you playing?’ ‘Super Busy Hospital. Could you leave me alone? I’m performing surgery! This guy got shot in the head, like, 27 times!’
Whether it be the gym or telling a guy to stop mistreating me or getting through school with a C+ average but making people think I’m much smarter… it’s all about strength and how you wear it.
Look at Neil Diamond. Was he the cool guy? No, he was the housewives‘ guy. He didn’t try to be what he wasn’t. He just did what he did – made great music, was a good entertainer, nice-enough guy.
I was in a lecture about concussions and of the 10 symptoms the guy mentioned, I had eight. The symptoms would be, for example, mood swings, getting angry very fast, forgetting some things, having difficulty sleeping.
Playing a bad guy is always more fun than playing the good guy.
I have a new show now called ‘The Bridge,’ where I play a guy who’s a real-life guy. My character’s based on the life of a guy named Craig Bromell who was a cop for 12 years and then became head of the police association, so basically the president of the union for 85,000 cops.
Sometimes you have to accept that a guy played better on the day than you.
Curt Hennig was one of best guys I ever wrestled. If I could’ve come back and wrestled one last match, I wish I could’ve wrestled Curt. He was my favorite guy to wrestle.
When you make that choice of stepping out and facing the issue of disclosure, you do create this kind of self-imposed negative fear. It’s unfortunate it still happens today. ‘Do I step out and say I’m a gay guy?’ But you have got to do it and live your life on your terms and no one else’s terms.
I wanna be a nice guy.
Leo Burke was an unbelievable trainer. Him and Tom Prichard. Tom Prichard was not a big guy. And I learned a lot from him.
One of my biggest pet peeves is when a guy’s wearing flip-flop sandals, which I don’t understand. Men’s feet are disgusting to begin with, but now they’re on display when I try to go out for a nice steak at a restaurant, and I have to sit there and look at some guy’s hoof? I don’t get it. I don’t understand it.
When I was in school, I was always writing scripts and dressing up as characters. I’d constantly be that guy who’d get up on stage. I used to write imaginary TV shows, like soap operas, for fun.
Being the new guy, you’re gonna dress your best every day. When you’re the cool guy, you gonna be like, ‘Ah, I’m the cool guy anyway. I don’t need to dress like that.’
I never did say that you can’t be a nice guy and win. I said that if I was playing third base and my mother rounded third with the winning run, I’d trip her up.
I just feel like I have when I started making a lot of money, I started spreading it out to people. Mickelson, the whole deal, the over-tip: if I see a guy that looks like he needs a hand out or something, I’ll pull something out and give him something.
No one remembers this because it’s the whipping boy, but ‘The Single Guy’ was very well-reviewed and watched, and then the central concept became attacked by the very people who were putting it on. And then the next thing you know you’re running in fear, and everyone stops being funny.
These days, right now, these are the good old days. I’ve always approached it that way. That’s why I’m still working. I’m not the guy who is ready to sit by the pool.
A year before I met Mark Brydon – he was the one I used to make all the music with in Moloko – I was living in Sheffield with a guy who was studying architecture. I used to go to his college and crash the lectures there. I had enrolled to do a fine art course, but then I met Mark, and we signed a record deal instead.