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Someone told me that having a baby is like having your heart walking around outside of your body, and I didn’t understand it until I had a baby. Now, like, everything he does literally crushes my heart. In a great way. And then if he’s in pain, it’s like my whole endeavor is to make sure he’s not in pain.
I have a really difficult time watching myself on film. I literally cower in my seat and cover my face.
I have literally been working in music just about my entire life.
The brutal history of colonialism is one in which white people literally stole land and people for their own gain and material wealth.
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
In terms of the Japanese royal family, they were considered the direct descendants of a god. They are regarded as all-powerful and possessors of unimaginable wealth, and yet they are, more often than not, literally prisoners of tradition.
I had been very focused on the issue of education disparities in our country, and literally, by the time kids are just nine years old, in low-income communities, they’re already three or four grade levels behind nine-year-olds in high-income communities.
I think I related more literally to the early ‘Spider-Man‘ comics from Steve Ditko because it could be upfront and direct about the problems of being a kid. He captured being a teenager so beautifully.
Comic-Con is interesting because there’s so much going on at once, it’s literally impossible to do everything. You need clones and some sort of hoverboard so you can surf over the crowd of packed-in nerds.
After literally hundreds of firefights, Chosen Company became increasingly battle-hardened. And they also became increasingly suspicious of their Afghan counterparts, believing – with their lives on the line at the end of the day – that they could only truly rely on themselves.
In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
The picture has made its million back in four months; I have been overwhelmed by letters, hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love, father love, sister love, brother love.
Literally, I don’t have a television. So I don’t really know what’s happening pop-culturally. I read the ‘New York Times.’ And there’s one worldwide cabin blog that I look at.
In the years since I worked with John Hughes, there were many years where I literally had hundred of doors slammed in my face because I wasn’t that kid anymore, and I wasn’t a character actor, and I wasn’t a leading man, and I wasn’t whatever Hollywood was looking for.
I’m triggering acoustic instruments. I’m literally beating, smacking, hitting, blowing, doing physical things. It’s an incredibly exciting way to make music.
When you make a record, you listen to it literally hundreds of times. When it’s done and you can’t do anything else, I never listen to my records.
I’d like to do a record that doesn’t even reference actual places. Because I think it’s kind of an open-ended concept. It doesn’t have to be taken so literally.
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
For men, as they get bogged down with responsibilities, commitments, bureaucracy, it is a fantasy just to think of shedding everything literally, walking away with nothing at all, and just hitting the road.
We have literally millions and millions of fans. I mean, even Kendall and Kylie have 50 million followers on Instagram – apiece. That’s a hundred million people you have somehow touched emotionally, enough to follow you on a social-media platform. And I think with that also comes, you know, haters.
I literally think I look bad in every picture.
Young Thug, he gave me all the jewels. He literally paid me to leave the neighborhood.
The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people.
It’s very complicated to literally put your family on TV.
The thing that’s characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
We even had a different word for Christmas in my language, Bengali: Baradin, which literally meant ‘big day.’
There are rumors, rumors, rumors. I’m always the last one to know about these things, literally.
I have reviewed literally hundreds of dotcoms in my drive to bring Boomer Esiason Foundation onto the Internet, and have selected ClickThings as a partner because of the advanced technology it offers small business, and its understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business community.
I do write by hand. I just think – I don’t know, it’s a physical thing for me. It’s a bodily thing. It literally has to earn its way through my hand.
I literally hate working out.
Sometimes being old is used as an insult, which is bizarre because, if you’re lucky, that’s literally going to happen to you. It’s a strange thing to gloat about: being born recently.
Luckily, my husband is my business partner as well as my life partner, so I never had to do the heavy lifting alone, literally or figuratively.
For every single show you do, make sure you go out and literally try to beat what you did the day before. It’s something that you can incorporate into everything you do. If you’re constantly trying to beat your best, over time it will help you grow.
The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.
Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.
Acting was just outside of the realm of possibility for me. I grew up in L.A. and around Hollywood but I literally never, honestly, considered it.
When you have the president arguing that there was mass voter fraud in the absence of any evidence whatsoever – I mean, literally zero – what’s to stop anyone from saying so-and-so’s a so-and-so?
I believe strongly in inspiration, inspiration literally meaning ‘full of the spirit.’ I do believe that it comes to you.
Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.
We in El Paso and Juarez are literally one community. There’s no separation; there’s no DMZ; there’s no buffer.
The fans in Canada have been there since day one. They’re the originals. When people say that’s your roots, that’s literally my roots. I’ve just cut this tree off and replanted it somewhere else and it started growing. But the roots are there.
I literally have zero friends. So I like people to adore me, but I never had a talent that made people adore me.
We didn’t sleep last week – we literally didn’t sleep – because we’ve been so busy with the book.
I literally think that if you’re in this business, it has to be the only thing you can and want to do, because it’s so hard. You have to be fully committed – and partially insane – to wake up every morning and be like, ‘I’m an actor.’
That time, when everyone else is asleep, and it’s just me and my little man, that’s the best time I’ve ever spent in my life. I just get to love on him. It, literally, is the best.
The whole point of film for me is that it’s such a joy. It’s such a wonder. The possibilities are literally endless in terms of what you can creatively do.
Analog, electronic, whatever it happens to be, I simply love and adore literally every aspect of making music.
I love being tall. as you literally look at life from a different perspective: it’s easier to breeze through life’s turmoils; there’s more room to breathe.
My mom was a shopaholic. She can literally never wear the same thing twice. That’s fine with me.
I tried to film ‘Leaves of Grass’ in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.
I’m used to very low-budget situations. In ‘The Exploding Girl,’ we were literally changing in Starbucks because we didn’t have trailers.
There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.
I have literally played the most interesting parts since I turned 40.
When you’re an artist, you’re working, literally, for the sole purpose of art, and when people discredit you, it’s probably the most disrespectful thing you can do.
Look at Greg Jbara! I’ve watched him work for years, always switching. He’s literally a different human being when he’s onstage in ‘Billy Elliot.’ That’s the fun of what we do.
You become aware of an illness by understanding yourself and understanding the meaning that that illness has in your own life, symbolically and, more importantly, quite literally.
Even though I have spent literally years of my life trying to learn another language, any other language – and even though I have in the past claimed in several key professional contexts that I speak other languages – I am in fact still trapped inside the bubble of English.
In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances,’ the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more ‘material’ and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.
Every kid has a toy that they believe is their best friend, that they believe communicates with them, and they imagine it being alive, their toy horse or car or whatever it is. Stop-motion is the only medium where we literally can make a toy come to life, an actual object.
I take a freezing cold shower to start every day, and when I can’t take it any more, I count 20 Mississippi‘s. Then I literally walk out of the shower and say, ‘Let’s go.’
I feel very comfortable – literally and metaphorically – in my skin.
I’m not one of those stars that goes out and literally dresses to be photographed. I’m kind of a ‘what you see is what you get’ type of girl when I dress. I go for comfort above everything else.
It was really a pleasure to play someone who’s literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
There’s a reason hobble skirts are called hobble skirts. You literally can’t move very far in them.
I find motion, literally, is where ideas come from. It’s almost like a built-in rhythm section. The contents of the songs are about change, and a lot of that stuff happens when you’re on tour, and you wake up and you’re in a different place and you start thinking about where you’re going and where you’ve been.
We have more voices from more points of view on the C-SPAN call-in show than I’ve heard anywhere else. You can literally tune us in every day and hear it all. You can’t control it, and you shouldn’t control it.
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.
Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time.
My guitarist husband, Mike, and writer me are the old-fashioned kind of bohemians. Not ‘fro-haired hipsters gyrating in iPod ads, but the sort who, starting January 1 of every year, literally don’t know where their next dime is coming from.
I was always going to church with my mom, dad and sister. I was literally raised under the godly influence both at home and church. There was no alcohol and no smoking at our house. That was the way a Bowden was supposed to live. My dad always told me to represent the Bowden name in a respectful manner.
I grew up in dance studios. I was forced to be in several numbers in recitals and dance competitions. I took one tap class – literally one class – and then I quit.
It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, even though I’m not a gamer. I would literally go out and buy the games just so I could play myself.
I knew that I had to find my own voice, both figuratively and literally.
Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.
I’ve been here 21 years, and I literally did walk up and down Music Row trying to break into the business. I felt very free to go into any publishing company.
Literally from the moment I came in the door of MIT, it was very clear that a highly productive 40-year partnership between U.S. research universities and the federal government was badly eroding.
I’m also a huge cinephile, and I have witnessed that to honor the book literally word-for-word never makes a good movie.
I’m literally into any type of music imaginable.
My most noticeable physical trait is, hands down, my hair. It’s big, unruly and curly, and you can spot it from a mile away… literally.
Portadown was the most marginalized of all the Nationalist communities in the North. Suddenly we were living in a town where, if you were Catholic, you literally couldn’t walk up the street without getting into some kind of conflict.
Screw them. Yeah. But not literally. I’m not advocating promiscuity.
It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I’m still looking for that.
In an enclosed space, a camel‘s breath can change the atmosphere of the room. Not only just the smell, they literally seem to change the atmospheric pressure. It’s so disgusting. It’s like they have eight stomachs each more rancid then the next and it just comes out of their mouth.
I would never allow anyone to give me money, no difference how badly I needed it. I wanted literally to earn my living.
Most of my friends surfed, so we would go before school, after school – literally, whenever we could.
My first four cars, I flipped – not sold them, literally rolled them or flipped them.
Look at the exposure I am getting, and look at what I am learning from people at literally an arm’s length. I am truly privileged to have that experience and even sitting and working with people who I have grown up with. You learn a lot from their experiences.
I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever. Even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, ‘If I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?’
A vast percentage of the human race is literally not wired neurologically to get irony. Well more than half of humanity takes life at face value, which is to me terrifying.
I wasn’t a visionary but I literally had my finger on the pulse of the women of America.
I love pampering myself, so going for a massage or getting a mani-pedi makes me feel instantly better. When my nails are done I feel so much better – it’s the little things that make me so happy, and you literally feel polished.
I got a phone call from Fearne Cotton. It was amazing! I literally couldn’t believe it. It was so cool. It was the night before I was going on her show to sing on the ‘Live Lounge.’ She was so lovely.
Literally since I could walk… I was performing.
He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.
Literally’ – I’m not having it; people can’t go around saying ‘literally.’ Otherwise, what’s literal? There’s not another word for literally: if it isn’t figurative or metaphorical, what is it? It’s literal: there’s no substitute.
My wife thinks I’m a narcissist, but I just think it’s hilarious going on YouTube and seeing these covers. There are so many of them – literally hundreds! It’s flattering.
The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual‘s greed for power and the electorates’ desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment.
I was skating with friends in my neighborhood, and then eventually I was invited to go to the skate park with one of them. When I saw people flying all around – literally flying in and out of bowls – that is when I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to figure out how I could get there and how I could fly.
I finished ‘Hell or High Water’ and started writing ‘Wind River’ literally the next day.
‘Pnin’ by Vladimir Nabokov, which is a literally small book, fit right in my common law book. I would sit in class and read it.
Like it or not, in the end, it’s one’s body. It’s literally what carries you through life. There’s a reason for the saying, ‘If you have your health, you have everything,’ and it’s true. Old age, disease – these are the great equalizers.
I went back-to-back from ‘Paperboy’ to ‘Butler,’ literally with no break.
‘House of Style‘ changed my life. I literally had no experience in front of a TV camera before, and there I was taking over for Rebecca Romijn. My exposure heightened instantly.
While Democrats in Congress have surrounded themselves with a wall with razor wire, the NG, and they demand security literally from federal law enforcement, they are going to take away police rights.
So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name “the Joker” immediately came to mind. There was the association with the Joker in the deck of cards, and I probably yelled literally, ‘Eureka!’ because I knew I had the name and the image at the same time.
I had to do a lot of preparation for ‘Kaaka Muttai.’ I had to literally spend every night and morning in the slums, observing the life of people there, and work on my diction.
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
You don’t really see sleepwalking in films that often. It’s weird; I feel like in popular culture we have the perception of sitcom, arms-in-front-of-your-body sleepwalking, and then maybe Olive Oil and Popeye when she sleepwalks through the construction site. But it’s all very cartoonish, in some cases literally.
I’ve been to parties in L.A. that are mind-blowing. I mean, quite literally mind-blowing. People get cellphones in the party bag, that sort of thing. Fabulous, fabulous parties.
I sketch literally all the time; constructing a collection is like building a family – you have to have a certain balance. I isolate myself – I need to be concentrated for this so I leave Paris, I leave to a place without a phone.
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters.
But when you take the Bible literally, for what it says, you have to come back to the fact that there is only one way of salvation; there’s only one Savior.
Literally, I just love food and I like going to dinner with big groups of people so you can try everything.
I remember auditioning for ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ the part that Ewan McGregor played. I was so young: I was literally just out of college.
For, quite literally, the whole world today is looking for us to take the lead in carrying out those obligations imposed on the American people as a whole by the beautiful, compassionate and courageous principle of noblesse oblige.
Nevada has literally become my second home.
I get inspiration from literally everything and anything. I take inspiration from people, relationships, stories, and I take inspiration from movies I see, books I read and songs I hear.
Making music on TV used to be as common as commercials. In the ’60s and ’70s, prime time was stuffed with variety shows headlined by such major and treasured talents as Carol Burnett, Red Skelton, the Smothers Brothers and Richard Pryor, who had a very brief comedy-variety hour on NBC that was censored literally to death.
What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.
I am literally smaller than life. I am an unextraordinary-looking person. I’ve seen people trying to hide their disappointment when they meet me, and I have to watch them get over it.
To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing.
There are two views of interpreting the Bible in America: that every word is literally the truth without qualification, and then the other view is, it’s called plenary inspiration, which holds that all religious truth taught in the Bible is true from God, but each word is not necessarily interpreted literally.
I believe many people feel like God is mad at them. One day I put a post on Facebook that said, ‘God is not mad at you.’ Within a few hours, we literally had thousands of positive responses from people saying things like, ‘That is exactly what I needed to hear today.’ Obviously, this is a message we need to hear.
Stand-up came out of three things. Frustration, necessity and arrogance. I didn’t have a great career ahead of me in anything. Someone literally said to me, ‘You should try stand-up,’ and took me to a venue.
I really love standup because it’s something that I’ve been literally doing for 40 years, which means I’m a thousand years old.
Oftentimes, even as a little kid, I would get up before anyone else. My brother would still be sleeping, my mom would still be sleeping, so I would literally play ‘Monopoly‘ by myself. I would play board games; I would do things by myself.
‘Shan shui’ you can literally translate as ‘mountain and water.’ In traditional Chinese culture, there are a lot of paintings about shan shui, but now we’re talking about a shan-shui city.
Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.
I can sleep anywhere. I can fall asleep standing up, literally anywhere.
The water in L.A. tastes like bleach. I literally have to make my tea with Evian water.
Fudging the data in any way whatsoever is quite literally a sin against the holy ghost of science. I’m not religious, but I put it that way because I feel so strongly. It’s the one thing you do not ever do. You’ve got to have standards.
An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn’t get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.
I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends.
When I’m directing, I noticed I’m not using my subconscious at all. I’m literally using the whole front part of my brain all the time. When you walk on the set, every moment you have to be there because something’s going on that requires attention.
I literally cannot work without music.
I started in the mailroom, literally, as an intern… in 1974. The legislator I was working for at the time said, ‘I want you to get your law degree and come back here and get elected and be the first woman governor.’ I kind of took that guy seriously – I thought that sounded like a pretty good idea.
The absolute base-level thing that you do as a new screenwriter is send out query letters. Literally, you just say, ‘Hi, Mr. So-and-So,’ and you give them a one-sentence description of one of your scripts. You send it out to a list of people you found on the Internet.
New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen, or cheaper than that.
You don’t need 30 million people to listen to your podcast. If 10,000 people listen to your podcast, which is not a hard number to achieve, then 10,000 people are listening, and you can build a community, and literally change the world just recording into a microphone.
I was at the end of the studio system so when I walked into movies, I had a magnificent suite in which I had a living room and a kitchen and a complete makeup room. I had everything just for me. With the independents, you’re kind of roughing it, literally.
There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it’s intense. It’s about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish.
They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed.
Once I started on ‘Frances’ I discovered it was literally a bottomless well. It devastated me to maintain that for eighteen weeks, to be immersed in this state of rage for twelve to eighteen hours a day. It spilled all over, into other areas of my life.
Having different people come together and be on a team and win a world championship is literally, I think, the definition of being American.
I can be at my house sitting there making music alone, and every single time I’ve ever done that the first thing I do when I’m done, no matter if it’s 4 in the morning… I literally just pick up my phone and I call someone.
Whenever you’re at a poker table – and you’re betting all of your chips – you’re worried, you’re scared. Is it the right play? Have I thought through all the angles? That’s what stinks about life and business in general. If I had to calculate 100% certainty on every deal I did, I literally would do zero deals.
Boy, you know, it’s amazing how your brain can turn into a sieve, and you can literally forget episodes that you have shot.
The dream would be to work with my two favorite actors, Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchett. Or playing Joaquin Phoenix‘s brother in a film. Basically anything where I get to act opposite actors like these; ones who bring a certain caliber to their work and literally morph into the character they are playing.
I love the BlackBerry. I’m on it all the time. I literally wrote my whole book, ‘Unwrap Your Sweet Life,’ on the BlackBerry while I was working out on the StairMill. So many people tease me about having a BlackBerry, but I meet a lot of people who still use one. Obama has a BlackBerry!
I tell my students that the single most powerful thing that we have in this country – something that literally harbors no dissent and no questioning – is the all-powerful elite narrative.
A good traditional conceptual instruction is what I got from my better professors at MIT. They would be at a chalkboard, and they would literally be explaining something and working through a problem, but it wasn’t rote. They were explaining the underlying theory and processes and intuition behind it.
Remember, no one decides who they’re going to vote for based on the vice president. I mean that literally.
Cher hated ‘If I Could Turn Back Time.’ I had to beg her, literally, on my knees, just to try it. Happens all the time.
Growing up with my mother who grew up during World War II being half Filipina, half Okinawan, and literally running around the jungles in the Philippines escaping Japanese military chasing after them – I grew up with what they deem now as trauma, generational trauma.
The utter incompetence of the U.N. is literally incomprehensible.
My wife is the host of ‘Big Brother.’ Her name is Julie Chen, and she’ll say, ‘Da da da, but first we do this.’ So they mashed together her saying ‘but first’ a couple dozen times. Literally. In different outfits. And when you cut it together like that, it appears very robotlike. They called her the Chenbot.
You can do anything, literally, right? That’s one of the exciting possibilities of the present.
I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I’d see.
I would literally climb out of the cradle while my parents slept, go and crawl off. I did this a couple of times apparently. I’d cross the road and into someone’s house, wake them up banging pots and pans in the kitchen.
When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.
I’m that person: I will literally do everything to not get out of bed, so I have alarms set for every 15 minutes.
The Internet is literally a network of networks.
I’ve probably got the most eclectic social media there is because it literally goes from hanging out with my son at a park, to, like, Madonna‘s house, to a rave in Africa.
I did have a literal shed of fan mail once. It was literally filled with, like, 25 of those giant mail cartons.
It’s not for everybody to tweet, it’s for everybody to follow. The more people figure that out, they see it’s RSS-plus. It’s literally the place you check for information.
When I’m into a woman, I literally can’t stop staring. I’m like a little kid. I become completely entranced.
The question I love to get asked is: ‘What’s the hardest part of your job?’ And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it’s to just to be me. Like, it’s really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.
I didn’t have the time to literally write and draw the strip at the same time.
I worked with Michael Black and Michael Showalter on their show ‘Michael and Michael Have Issues.’ We did some stuff on that, but it ended up not getting picked up for a second season. There will be more stuff, but not right now. Michael Showalter and I are literally next-door neighbors. We see quite a lot of each other.
The great thing about Batman and Superman, in truth, is that they are literally transcendent. They are better than most of the stories they are in.
’21 Grams’ is only one story told by three different points of view, but they are really physically connected – literally, with the heart.
First time I walked out on the Opry stage, Vince Gill was there. He kind of ‘daddied’ me through the whole thing. My knees were knocking. I walked out there, and I was literally shaking. They say it’s the spirits or the ghosts. And out of respect for that whole establishment, I was really really nervous.
I can’t tell you how good it is to go from ‘Homeland‘ to be lucky enough to find ‘The Blacklist’ at the right time. It literally came at the very end of pilot season when I thought there was nothing left.
Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.
From my point of view, what I really like, what I think is really terrific about my work, is that the company’s had the opportunity to train literally thousands and thousands of brand new franchisees to successfully run their very first business.
I got thrown out of music school for even listening to Fats Domino and Ray Charles. I was asked, ‘What kind of music do you like to listen to?’ and I said, ‘Well, I do like Paul Hindemith and Igor Stravinsky but I also like Fats Domino and Ray Charles,’ and they literally said, ‘Either forget about that or leave.’
I had the humble beginnings. I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.
I was always trying to find the balance between trying my best and being an incredible parent. I literally realized that it was chaos – but it was happy chaos.
I actually had a week where I literally wrote four songs and all of them are on my album. But sometimes you’ll go a week where you’ll write songs and they never see the light of day. So that process takes a long time.
With some cider you can literally taste the spirituality in it.
Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don’t believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.
I literally pass out when I see blood.
The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight’ is literally how every conversation I have these days begins – whether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven’t seen in a while. The first thing I want to say to them is, ‘It’s insane! And, as a person, I can’t do anything!’
Darwin gives courage to the rest of science that we shall end up understanding literally everything, springing from almost nothing – a thought extremely hard to comprehend and believe.
My favorite play in drama school was ‘The Bacchae.’ It’s about a king who literally gets eaten alive by all the women in the play in a kind of orgy – it’s related to the word ‘bacchanal’ – and I loved that idea of animalistic chaos and following our own desires.
I broke my ankle ten years ago so high heels are not an option unless I’m literally going door to door for a function.
We all know that being able to express deep emotion can literally save a person’s life, and suppressing emotion can kill you both spiritually and physically.
I got so far away from what they told you in acting class: Do something different. Producers kept offering me the ‘Sister Act’ movie, but I said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple.’ I literally said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple.’
When you’ve got videos up on Web sites that are literally shot the same day, the whole skate community knows right away when new tricks are invented or new techniques are available.
Who I am as an architect and the history of my work – that’s clear to anybody who hires me. But I come in literally with nothing in my brain about what the building will look like.
I would not have lasted a minute, literally a minute, on this Earth without God and angels by my side, because I was born. And right as I was born, I went into a respiratory arrest. So, big things that keep me going are friends and family, God. And another thing is looking forward to what’s going to happen tomorrow.
‘The Movie’ is something that I made with some friends of mine in L.A. My friend, Luke Eberl, is the filmmaker. He shot this movie and asked a bunch of his friends to be involved with it. I just saw him the other day and there is no money to finish the film. But, you know, I literally have a cameo in it.
My mother – it’s not one of those waxing-poetic kind of things – she literally worked two or three jobs most of her life. So I personally experienced that, even though I had these great friends and associations who had unlimited amounts of money. That juxtaposition was an interesting one.
My mother did literally hitchhike barefoot to the country store.
If you look on Amazon – if you do a search for personal finance, there are literally 20,000 books written on personal finance, and there’s no real reason for it. I mean, personal finance is pretty simple.
I’ve literally, in my entire life I’ve had two guys come up to me and ask me out. Other than that I have had to go and try to like spend time with them, or sort of start the conversation, basically like spell it out in a Sharpie, like, you know?
I’m literally open to any medium that will have me.
I adore acting; it’s in my blood – quite literally – but I can honestly say the most creative thing in the world for me is being a mother.
What I decide to wear literally depends on how I’m feeling that day.
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
‘Hamlet‘ is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what’s real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.
With classical ballet you are literally injuring yourself.
I always begin a room with the rug; it is literally the foundation of the space. I then go on to the furniture.
Literally, if we took away the minimum wage – if conceivably it was gone – we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely because we would be able to offer jobs at whatever level.
Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.
With acting, you see some of the kids are literally just off the street, untrained, and they are great. And others are off the street, untrained, and kind of horrible.
I like playing sport, and I like doing physical stuff. I like hiking and I like climbing and I like playing sport. I do a lot. But I don’t like the term ‘exercising.’ I feel like with sport, you’re playing games. But with exercise, you’re literally just trying to stop yourself from dying too young. It’s weird.
‘Jurassic‘ is a legacy and a classic. Steven Spielberg created something pretty spectacular. It’s actually really interesting, when I look at it, I ask, ‘How has my life changed since being Lex?’ And I can literally walk into just about any city in the world and people will know who I am.
Since we have literally targeted our enemies, the Pentagon assumes that, sooner or later, rogues will take out our cities, presumably from spaceships.
I remembered some people who lived across the street from our home as we were being taken away. When I was a teenager, I had many after-dinner conversations with my father about our internment. He told me that after we were taken away, they came to our house and took everything. We were literally stripped clean.
Literally wrote ‘Starboy’ in 30 minutes.
The ‘International Style of Modernism‘ came with the advent of building services. In the end, the architecture became like a container space, essentially like a boring box with a basement full of machinery to make it inhabitable. As a result, buildings literally started to look identical all over the planet.
I don’t mind anyone asking me any questions, I’ve got nothing to hide. I like it to be as real as it is; that’s what I call an interview. I’m not someone who’s like ‘Right, you can’t ask this, that, this, that, this, that.’ It’s got to be a real interview. I’ve literally got nothing to hide.
There were real reasons that you were attracted to somebody originally. The brain doesn’t pick willy-nilly. Unless you part ways hating each other for some reason, that mechanism could get triggered again. You can literally fall in love again.
That was the appealing thing about comics: There literally is no budget in comics. You’re only limited by your imagination.
This funny little film we did called ‘Sharknado’ has caused so much buzz, I would have never imagined. It’s literally caused more buzz than anything else I’ve ever done. I had no idea that it was going to turn into this phenomenon.
I have seen girls tackle every single big problem from cancer to lead poisoning to climate change to homelessness to bullying in schools. There is literally no problem that we can’t solve.
When I was anorexic it just seemed like I literally wanted to disappear. And now I would like to reappear.
I read a great deal as a child. A lot of children go through a phase of reading in a literally voracious way. It is their primary imaginative activity. Maybe that’s an experience which is not so common any more with the presence of television in every home.
I’m a pretty good drawer. I have trouble painting because you literally have to wait for the paint to dry. I’m disciplined, but I’m not patient.
We literally had all 10 teams alive for a playoff position in the final week of the season. That outstanding balance and those close races created a major surge in attendance in the last month of the season.
We will literally send a van and a photographer to the home of anybody that can say they can’t get a picture made and a photo ID and we will do it… at the state’s cost and the taxpayer cost and not at the individual cost.
You can write jokes at any point of the day. Jokes are not that hard to write, or they shouldn’t be when it is literally your job.
I love being sentimental and remembering things. I literally am a sentimentalist.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.
So if you’re on the motorcycle, on the track you’re not thinking at all about what’s happening next week or tomorrow or anything. You’re literally thinking about the turn you’re setting up and there’s something about that I find very cathartic and meditative.
During my seven-year contract with RKO, there were seven different studio presidents, from David O. Selznick to Charles W. Koerner. You literally had to check the name on the door so as not to call the new boss by the former boss’s name.
Once I find a bag that I love, I wear it always. I just don’t change my bags. I literally find one and stay with it.
Wall Street trading floors have long been seen as bastions of testosterone that rewarded, literally, those with sharp elbows who could throw a punch.
Old Newtonian physics claimed that things have an objective reality separate from our perception of them. Quantum physics, and particularly Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle, reveal that, as our perception of an object changes, the object itself literally changes.
I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She’s, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.
I literally did athletics my whole life.
Proportions are what makes the old Greek temples classic in their beauty. They are like huge blocks, from which the air has been literally hewn out between the columns.
You cannot afford a world with slavery, which literally takes someone and turns them into a machine.
I loved all movies, literally. I certainly loved ‘Shane’ and ‘Roxie Hart.’ Later on, when I was less of a kid, I loved ‘L’Avventura’ and ‘Persona’ and all Fellini movies and like everybody else I loved John Ford. Then and now, I loved Preston Sturges, maybe above anyone.
There are clear cases in which ‘understanding’ literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.
I literally started from zero; I had zero subscribers. I remember my first subscriber – I was so excited, and then I looked, and it was my dad.
Some of the best writing I’ve done, whether I’m shooting a story or thinking of a script, I write it in my head as I’m running. Running literally jogs my brain.
Somebody said to me, ‘But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.’ That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.’
Sometimes my husband has to literally pull me away from the computer.
I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.
You go down to Skid Row and you see literally hundreds of people and not just men, but women and children as well. It’s really a tragedy that our society has come to that.
‘Pair of Kings‘ is so much fun, literally. It is a very physical show with loads of stunts and green screen work, and you never know what great adventure is ahead of you! It’s also a nice change in terms of being of similar ages to Doc Shaw and Mitchel Musso.
Artists need some kind of stimulating experience a lot of times, which crystallizes when you sing about it or paint it or sculpt it. You literally mold the experience the way you want. It’s therapy.
I have a maple leaf tattoo over my heart, quite literally, and my two favorite things on Earth are being in Canada and making movies.
People in the U.K. share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn’t share with itself. They have a sense of irony, which America doesn’t have, seeing as it’s being run by fundamentalists who take things literally.
When I was 19 or 20 and doing my thing, I can’t sit here and say I had this strong political agenda – I was literally just being myself.
It is essential to naturalist doctrine that literature, to be good, must, finally, be the author‘s experience worked out literally.
You could literally be perfect and people would still hate you, for being perfect.
I’m obsessed with Nicholas Sparks. I’ve literally read every single book, because every time I travel, at the airport, I always buy a new Nicholas Sparks book.
Hermione is so close to who I am as a person that I’ve never really had to research a role. I’m literally rediscovering what it means to be an actress.
I think that ‘Mr. Show’ was a huge influence on me. It was literally the reason I started doing comedy, because I was asked to do a bit at The Comedy Store, and B.J. Porter and I went to see Bob and David – who I’d never heard of – do a live show, which was one of the shows that got them the ‘Mr. Show’ show.
‘Babel‘ is about the point of view of others. It literally includes points of views as experienced from the other side. It is not about a hero. It is not about only one country. It is a prism that allows us to see the same reality from different angles.
You can go on YouTube now and see young kids with massive technique. There’s literally eight and nine year olds who can play amazingly. There’s no limit to where you can take it.
To me the director’s job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally.
Transformation literally means going beyond your form.
If I’m not doing something or working on something, I literally just sit in the room and think, which I don’t think is productive. I won’t go outside for days.
I would literally do anything for Richard Curtis. Anything.
United States foreign policy, which includes national security, is literally disintegrating before our eyes.
Swear you’d rather die than use ‘literally’ as an intensifier.
When I first started off doing makeup, I used to use literally the most intense, cement, full-coverage makeup ever, but I realized, hey, if you’re working really hard on your skincare routine, you don’t need this.
I really do literally put myself into a character’s shoes.
I was literally told for ‘The Show Goes On’ that I shouldn’t rap too deep. I shouldn’t be too lyrical. It just needs to be something easy on the eyes. Like a record company telling Picasso that we don’t need these abstract interpretations of life, where people have to sit down and look at it and break it down.
Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
I will literally open my mouth not knowing what is coming out.
Sometimes it’s literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they’re interested, but you get a feeling.
I have no athletic skills whatsoever. I’m just literally incompetent.
The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.
I literally have Mickey Mouse tattooed on me.
My favorite comic book growing up was ‘Thor.’ It was one of my three, favorite comic books. Obviously, Marvel is such a huge name, but for me, to book a role in a Marvel movie, and for it to be ‘Thor.’ When my manager told me I booked ‘Thor,’ I literally didn’t know what to say.
When you’re doing a film, people are always telling you exactly what to do. Literally, your own decisions are taken away from you.
I don’t know, I’m literally the most awkward, socially strange person.
The government should not pick up every single bit of healthcare to where literally 60 percent of every dollar is just in your last 60 days of life. We should be more balanced than that and give people a chance to understand what the government should and should not pay for.
I do like the iPhone. I’ve been a Blackberry person from, like, literally day one of Blackberry, so it’s been a real switch, but it’s a great device.
For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive – and thrive. ‘Harsh’ to us is ‘home’ for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away.
One of my best friends, Stephen Sprouse, Bill Dugan, and I worked designing clothes, doing every conceivable thing. New York was a really intoxicating period for me, literally and figuratively. There was a lot of overlap with Andy Warhol, Studio 54, and Halston.
In the depth of the near depression, that he faced when he came in, Barack Obama and Democratic leaders in Congress provided ‘recovery funds’ that literally kept our classrooms open. Two years ago, these funds saved nearly 20,000 teacher and education jobs – just here in North Carolina.
A lot of DJs don’t realize they’re here today and gone tomorrow. They’re literally taking jets to every show. It’s crazy how much money they’re spending.
As long as it’s making you happy and you’re enjoying it, then you should never stop writing music. Whether it’s going to take you somewhere, viewed by other people, or it’s literally you in a bedroom at home, it should be something that you do for yourself.
The name ‘Charmageddon’ actually comes from a social technique that I use. Which is, you know, literally obliterating people with charm so that you can get away with saying stuff that no one else could ever get away with, you know?
CO2 is the exhaling breath of our civilization, literally… Changing that pattern requires a scope, a scale, a speed of change that is beyond what we have done in the past.
As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.
The culture of New York is just impossible to replicate. It’s such an incredible feeling to be walking on the streets of New York. You can literally find everything you need in a five block radius oftentimes.
What I’m concerned about is endless borrowing, which is going to compromise our economy not only today but in the future. Because we know the decisions we make right now really dramatically impact us in the future, and the debt is literally getting out of our control.
I don’t ever use dancers, and when I do, it’s literally, like, four break dancers.
The truth is, I have absolutely no professional credentials – literally, which is why I’m teaching at MIT.
I think I’m a kind of a person who works hard at whatever I do, literally from being a waitress to being on television. I always try to give 110 percent to whatever it is I’m doing.
With dancing, you have to know spatial movement with somebody. It is steps. It’s literally steps and knowing how close to be or how far away. You have to have the beat in the right place with the camera.
Free is not going to go away. Either the advertising model will still work, or there will still be literally hundreds of millions of people who want to put their information on the Net and want people to have access to it.
I’ve had days when I go in my bedroom for 24 hours at a time. I call them my Cilla Black days, and they’re literally black days. It’s like the old Boomtown Rats song ‘I Don’t Like Mondays.’ You just want to shut the whole day down.
My career is not well thought out. Every choice has been instinctive and, quite literally, impulsive in many ways.
Many studies or theories by political scientists fit some subset of cases that a court decides, but literally no theory can account for all of them, particularly when it comes to studying a complex institution like the Supreme Court.
We were all thrown together on this show very rapidly, there was casting then a few days later a meeting where we all got to read the scripts and meet each other. Literally days after that we were on our way to Dallas.
You have a guy like Bernie Madoff literally steal $80 billion, you know, AIG steal hundreds of billions, Goldman Sachs. Crime has changed so much, and to really do a movie with, like, drug dealers or drug smugglers is kind of almost quaint at this point.
The theme song of ‘Doug’ was my ringtone once for literally a year.
Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you’d think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.
It’s funny, I hear people say I’m faking all this science stuff. That’s the furthest thing from the truth. It’s literally what I have to do to play and perform at this level.
I once literally had a casting director ask my agent, ‘Can she play anything other than a drunk?’
Literally every department of state government has gone through, or is in a period of, chaos. Not just fiscal chaos, but certainly as we saw in the Department of Children and Family Services and State Fair Agency and many of Walker‘s departments, there is absolute chaos.
I have literally run into 20 people all around the world with my face tattooed on them.
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters. Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.
It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.
The central region of the Milky Way, known as the bulge, is stuffed with literally tens of billions of stars. And most of these are old – considerably older than our Sun or its neighbors – because this part of the galaxy formed first. Consequently, bulge stars are generally deficient in heavy elements.
Anybody could say anything they want about me, and it literally never penetrates my skin.
What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down – literally or otherwise.
I’m literally online all day long, and if I don’t get back to everyone, I’ll stay up all night.
I attend Internet conferences all the time, and they literally make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
If an athlete takes a shortcut – literally, for example, by running a street that shortens the marathon route by a quarter mile – he or she doesn’t have an insurmountable advantage. But it’s an unfair advantage, and in a field of equally matched athletes, it’s more than enough to make a difference.
My two best friends have gone through break-ups that were really hard, and I remember thinking, ‘How could this be so hard and important to them?’ Literally for months they were really upset and they couldn’t get over it. I had no idea what it was like. And now that I’ve been through it, I totally understand.
My success, literally, is your success figuratively.
The Republican agenda is a radical vision in which Medicaid is slashed to the bone – in which we start to balance the budget on the backs of, literally, our most vulnerable citizens.
‘Boardwalk‘ begins literally on the first day of Prohibition, which I think was a wonderful way to start – to have the story kind of come out of this massive historical phenomenon. And the more I researched the ’20s, the more I discovered just how interesting it was.
Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.
The FBI’s Counter-Intelligence Program would work hand-in-hand with police departments, literally planning attacks on Black Panther Party offices throughout the United States of America. They did this over a period of time.
I was a really sick kid. I developed epilepsy when I was eight years old, and I would have violent seizures, and I would – literally, I couldn’t get out of bed.
When I say ‘Crush your enemy‘, I don’t literally mean it.
Snoop Dogg eats terrible. That’s another reason I had to leave him. I would have been dead of a heart attack. He literally eats at 7-11. That’s where he does his grocery shopping or it’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or it’s Denny’s delivery. There’s not a piece of salad or vegetable within two miles of this dude.
I don’t know how this company got the name National Shakespeare Company, because it was literally like retards employing retards.
Here’s the reality. The image of a white Jesus has been used to justify enslavement, conquest, colonialism, the genocide of indigenous peoples. There are literally millions of human beings whose lives have been snuffed out by people who conquered under the banner of a white god.
When I first started doing my comedy act, I just desperately needed material. So I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me, which was juggling, magic and banjo and my little comedy routines. I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.
With fashion, you go deep into a shoot for one day, but a movie lasts so much longer. It’s literally like going to summer camp.
Actually, I only left twice. I left then, and then rejoined literally two years later for Going For The One.
I swim all the time at night – I’ve always been a water girl. It’s a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I’ve done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, ‘That’s it.’
In my home State of Louisiana, several institutions of higher education have been impacted by both Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, literally dozens across the entire State.
My career was really odd, because I literally had a greatest hits album out and nobody knew who I was. They knew the songs, but they didn’t know me.
I’ve never really broken this down before, but, in movies, you almost have no connection to fans. And if you do TV, you’re kind of connected, but they know you as the TV name not your real name. If you do radio, there’s more of a bond there. And then if you do a podcast it’s like you’re literally inside of your fans.
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
For me, comedy literally is way more terrifying than doing drama, so it’s always about stretching what I think I can do and putting myself out there in different context.
I couldn’t breathe. I – I went into – literally, my kidneys stopped functioning. They stopped, you know, processing the fluid that was starting to build up in my body.
Where the material is, that’s where you go. I’m a workman: I go to work. I’ve done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did ‘Last I Heard’ for next to nothing.
We literally live right in the middle of the zoo, and it means that every day is a new experience and so much fun.
I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they’re a necessity. When I’m playing the piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected – to my music.
I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I’d have to put back the Charmin. We still don’t have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.
You have to take Bible prophecy literally, just like everything else in the Bible.
Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.
I am so behind on all TV, and I love TV, but I literally, I get home so late, and when I get some time, I’m trying to catch up on my DVR.
I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives.