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I feel there are two people inside me – me and my intuition. If I go against her, she’ll screw me every time, and if I follow her, we get along quite nicely.
I don’t quite know what an auteur is.
Sanctions historically are quite counterproductive in the sense that if you impose sanctions on your enemy, it tends to strengthen your enemy.
I’m quite a shy person.
Money’s a necessary evil, there to give you moments. It gives me things I couldn’t have – nice things – but happiness? That’s a not a question of money and fame. Quite the opposite.
If our extinction proceeds slowly enough to allow a moment of horrified realization, the doers of the deed will likely be quite taken aback on realizing that they have actually destroyed the world. Therefore I suggest that if the Earth is destroyed, it will probably be by mistake.
Possibly the fact that I was physically quite feeble, a relatively short little fellow, attracted me to that idea of a very authoritative and aggressive version of Conservative politics.
My dad had a personal style which was very attractive. It was quite reserved and quite elegant, and it was infectious.
Mathematics was hard, dull work. Geography pleased me more. For dancing I was quite enthusiastic.
If you’ve done a bit of journalism, everyone assumes you must be moving into PR. We’re absolutely not becoming a PR agency and we’re not turning into Brunswick. We will remain SRU, but we will be owned by the Brunswick Group. It’s quite different.
People say it’s not ambitious, but it is actually quite ambitious wanting to help people.
I’m interested in that drive, that rush to judgment, that is so prevalent in our society. We all know that pleasurable rush that comes from condemning, and in the short term it’s quite a satisfying thing to do, isn’t it?
I’d really likely to shoot wildlife documentaries. I watched so many of those as a child, and I’m quite into wildlife and love photography as well, so that’s something I’d like to do.
I guess I’m just quite observant and I pay attention to a lot of things. Human behavior really fascinates me.
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
I can stand brute force, but brute reason is quite unbearable. There is something unfair about its use. It is hitting below the intellect.
I believe I am strong mentally. My breaking points might be bigger than most players. I think it’s because of the way I grew up with my two older brothers. They pushed my limits quite often – once every day, I think! I think that played a big role in my breaking point being bigger than most players. Not all players.
RNA interference has proven to be a quite reliable mechanism for turning genes off in a whole variety of different plants and animals.
I had no intention of being an actor. I was quite good at it. I was pretty capable at other things but never any good at anything.
The main difference in the effectiveness of teaching comes from the thoughts the teacher has had during the entire time of his or her existence and brings into the classroom. A teacher concerned with developing humans affects the students quite differently from a teacher who never thinks about such things.
I do all my work by storyboard, so as I draw the storyboard, the world gets more and more complex, and as a result, my North, South, East, West directions kind of shift and go off base, but it seems like my staff as well as the audience, doesn’t quite realize that this has happened. Don’t tell them about it.
I think jazz is actually quite unforgiving in its disdain for nostalgia. It demands creativity and change at its highest level.
I’m not a hopeless romantic. I’m quite the reverse. I’m a nasty piece of work, an ego maniac.
Quite understandably, people think that if there’s a six-year gap or whatever, that it’s taken me six years to make the album. It’s not really like that at all.
Chess only appeals to quite a small minority. It does not have the cachet of a mainstream popular sport.
I am never bored, never short of anything to do and I don’t even ever feel lonely. I am quite gregarious and I get out and about a lot, but sometimes it is just wonderful to be on your own.
How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean.
Honestly, I feel like I spent the last 10 years just trying to work, just get my hands on the best material I could. I’d like to say that it was quite calculated and genius, my ability to take one step forward and two steps back.
I found popularity through self-destruction, and that can be quite addictive.
In a country where Americans sense, quite genuinely, that their freedoms have been taken away by the government – as in the U.S. Patriot Act, as in NSA surveillance – people feel powerless.
Some writers are more natural public performers than others; personally I find it quite strange giving interviews. But everyone has parts of their job that they like more than others. You can’t complain if you get to do what you love doing most of the time, can you?
That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they’re relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.
Quite frankly, the financial community has to improve its image. The financial community has to be much more transparent than it is.
On ‘Game of Thrones,’ all of my closest friends are 30 upwards, which is quite strange.
Most actions derive not from your own initiative but from your family circumstances, your education, your calling, and so on. You must therefore give up a little time to performing actions which derive from yourself alone. They need not be important; quite insignificant actions fulfill the same purpose.
Being an only child, I didn’t have any other family but my mom and dad really, since the rest of my family lived quite far away from London.
I thought perhaps it should be recognized that religious people, including fundamentalists, are quite intelligent, many of them are highly educated, and they should be treated with complete respect.
Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.
It could be that all awful dictators are frustrated artists – Mao with his poetry and Mussolini with his monuments. Stalin was once a journalistic hack, and I can personally testify to how frustrated they are. Pol Pot left a very edgy photo collection behind. And Osama seems quite interested in video.
I am quite comfortable with the way I look and I am not doing anything to change people’s perception.
I’m very lucky. I’m not too exposed to social media and is going quite well for me. I like to have my privacy.
When I was born, my parents and my mother’s parents planted a dogwood tree in the side yard of the large white house in which we lived throughout my boyhood. This tree I learned quite early, was exactly my age – was, in a sense, me.
The two words ‘information‘ and ‘communication‘ are often used interchangeably, but they signify quite different things. Information is giving out; communication is getting through.
Every moral teacher or spiritual adviser gives injunctions about how to live wisely and well. But life is so complicated and full of uncertainty that rules seldom tell us quite what to do.
There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no one independence quite so important, as living within your means.
Goethe died in 1832. As you know, Goethe was very active in science. In fact, he did some very good scientific work in plant morphology and mineralogy. But he was quite bitter at the way in which many scientists refused to grant him a hearing because he was a poet and therefore, they felt, he couldn’t be serious.
Quite frankly, I think political correctness is the worst form of censorship. You’re not allowed to speak your mind unless you’re black, or unless you’re a terrorist, or unless you’re an Arab or a minority people. Then you can say what you like. But if you are like a lot of us you are not supposed to say certain things.
I think high self-esteem is overrated. A little low self-esteem is actually quite good. Maybe you’re not the best, so you should work a little harder.
To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.
Strangely enough, when the Sugababes’ ‘Freak Like Me’ went to number 1, which was built around my ‘Are ‘Friends’ Electric‘ song, I had another song called ‘Rip’ go to number 1 in the Kerrang TV chart, so I was pulling new people in from very different areas of musical interest. That was quite an amazing week.
There must be quite a few things that a hot bath won’t cure, but I don’t know many of them.
People think unless you have loops and electronics and so on, you must be in your 50s. I quite like a lot of things that have loops and sequencers, but I couldn’t really be bothered.
Sculpture is like farming. If you just keep at it, you can get quite a lot done.
Too many books are full of recipes that aren’t doable at home. They are purely aspirational. They are quite frightening, even for me.
You are welcome to your intellectual pastimes and books and art and newspapers; welcome, too, to your bars and your whisky that only makes me ill. Here am I in the forest, quite content.
One can quite understand vegetarianism. One can quite understand meat-eating. But it is difficult to understand why a person who is a flesh-eater should object to one kind of flesh, namely cow‘s flesh. This is an anomaly which call for explanation.
It’s quite normal to hear of a change and see it as a problem, but it’s probably an opportunity, depending on how quickly you can adjust.
Let me say that I consider myself a deep believer in the reality of God. I might define God quite differently from the way some people in the Christian faith would do so, but I do not doubt the reality of that experience.
It’s my mother’s engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her close to it all.
I’m quite grounded.
There may or may not be a God or gods; the Siblings do not concern themselves with proving or disproving such a thing. By definition, gods are more powerful than men, and thus quite able to fend for themselves without help.
Now I’m strong: I can run fast, I can lift weights, and that in itself is quite empowering, to have that physical strength. It changes my whole mental attitude.
The universe can take quite a while to deliver.
The violent quarrel between the abstractionists and the surrealists seems to me quite unnecessary. All good art has contained both abstract and surrealist elements, just as it has contained both classical and romantic elements – order and surprise, intellect and imagination, conscious and unconscious.
I have been married twice, and those were not the happiest times of my life. Part of the problem, quite frankly, is that when you get married, the romance disappears and the children arrive and the love is transferred. It shouldn’t be that way, but too often it is transferred to the children.
There’s no one quite like William – I bet he’s really kind. You can just tell by looking at him.
I’m a pretty positive person, so a bad mood is quite a big deal.
Some songs are dead easy, and others can be quite challenging. Other times, you just have to put it in the bin.
Ajax was spending too much money; they were buying players that were too expensive. If you get 100 per cent, you can’t spend 120 per cent. It’s quite easy.
When I was a seminarian, I was dazzled by a girl I met at an uncle‘s wedding. I was surprised by her beauty, her intellectual brilliance… and, well, I was bowled over for quite a while.
Confronting a stadium audience, you can’t see the whites of their eyes. It’s just an amorphous mass of noise and, of course, you can’t see the alleged billions watching at home either, so the degree to which you are intimidated is quite low.
Quite often, I will do something and think, ‘Oh, no, she looks a little too much like me.’ I have tried to learn not to be afraid of that when that happens. I am not trying to obliterate myself and completely hide within the images like I used to.
Nothing happens quite by chance. It’s a question of accretion of information and experience.
I don’t like to be too submissive in the way I dress. I like quite boyish things, so I hardly ever wear high heels.
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.
I know I’m very lucky. A lot of it is quite normal, scooting around the supermarket with a shopping trolley and things like that. With one parent being a prince and the other being an amazing sort of… business woman.
Anesthesia is quite remarkable. It’s lost time. And you wake up kind of refreshed.
I’ve been devoting quite a bit of my time to harmonic studies on my own, in libraries and places like that. I’ve found you’ve got to look back at the old things and see them in a new light.
I grew up a competitive swimmer. I wanted to go the Olympics. Both my parents were professional swimmers. I competed internationally quite often, right up until I moved to California to pursue music.
The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice.
It is a strange world, Oxford – quite claustrophobic. I was often glad I was only there for eight weeks at a time.
This taught me a lesson, but I’m not quite sure what it is.
For instance, he says I let him play golf, and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job. Now – that doesn’t quite sound right, does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life, I’m not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN.
I do quite well for myself, but I live a simple life.
I’m actually quite self-sufficient, so it might look as if there isn’t room for anyone in my life. That isn’t entirely the case.
In life, I’m pretty low-key and quite non-descript.
It’s quite complicated and sounds circular, but we’ve worked out a way of calculate a Web site’s importance.
My journalistic mission was straightforward: to await the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Nobody knew quite when this would be. But the diplomacy – the meetings in the U.N. security council, the allegations about weapons of mass destruction, the martial language of Tony Blair and George W. Bush – all suggested a war was brewing.
For some strange reason, my gay life didn’t get easier when I came out. Quite the opposite happened, really.
There was a time in my life when I was going in and out of houses that were extraordinarily different – from a working-class terrace in Northampton to the homes of friends who were really very wealthy. It was quite an odd position to be in, I realise looking back, and quite a nice one.
His genius he was quite content in one brief sentence to define; Of inspiration one percent, of perspiration, ninety nine.
I’d say I get heckled quite a lot because I look quite like an easy target. If you’re an alpha-male and you think you’ve got something to prove to your girlfriend, I think I’m the perfect person to prove your worth.
What gives you real power is when you know your power. And I feel quite powerful.
You have to understand that Singapore is quite different from Mauritius.
That’s quite a difficult thing in life, to be who you are. And when you are doing interviews, you kind of feel this need to say something interesting.
Every contrition for sin is apt to encourage a not quite charitable wish that other people should exhibit a similar contrition.
I need a teacher quite as much as Helen. I know the education of this child will be the distinguishing event of my life, if I have the brains and perseverance to accomplish it.
If you wait for customers to tell you that you need to do something, you’re too late. Good business leaders should be half a step ahead of what customers want, i.e. they don’t actually quite know they want it. That’s what innovation‘s about. With Plan A, we didn’t wait for the consumers to tell us.
It is a curious historical fact that modern quantum mechanics began with two quite different mathematical formulations: the differential equation of Schroedinger and the matrix algebra of Heisenberg. The two apparently dissimilar approaches were proved to be mathematically equivalent.
For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the game is rejection. You go to an audition and you’re told you’re too tall or you’re too Irish or your nose is not quite right. You’re rejected for your education, you’re rejected for this or that and it’s really tough.
Sometimes I think we’re alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we’re not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.
Business? It’s quite simple; it’s other people’s money.
I’m in this absolutely gorgeous manor house with acres of quite beautiful countryside. I’ve got trout in the river, an organic vegetable garden, I’ve got my work 40 yards from my home. I don’t mind being criticised, but where are they criticising from? Which hut are they criticising me from, exactly?
To be a Hottie you gotta have a lot of self-love, a lot of confidence, you gotta be able to put your foot down. Hotties are supposed to turn other people into Hotties too. If you see someone that’s not quite confident, you gotta be the Hottie to gas up your friend.
When we are in love we seem to ourselves quite different from what we were before.
My identity was a big issue when I was a teenager, and I had a lot of questions, like: ‘Who am I?’ ‘Who do I belong to?’ But when I was still quite young, I decided that belonging is a tough process in life, and I’d better say I belonged to myself and the world rather than belonging to one nationality or another.
I eat only vegetables and fruit, and to me it’s the most aspirational diet because it’s so easy. It’s quite simple, the cooking I do.
Things are not quite so simple always as black and white.
In order to dream, you need to have a springboard which is the facts… It gives it that touch of reality, and I think that’s quite important… truth with fiction.
I can be me, and people seem quite happy with that.
We’re living in a high-tech world. So much of our stimulus and entertainment comes from things that are quite abstract and disembodied.
I was very lucky to get well known much later in life. You need to have flopped quite a few times to get a sense of how little any of it has to do with you.
People misinterpret my emotions towards Nirvana because I’ve said things about how something happened with grunge that took a little bit of fun out of things. It’s no offense to Nirvana; they were one of the greats, obviously. But something died there, too, and we haven’t quite gotten the groove back.
I’m quite reasonable and level-headed.
I love video games. I’m also slightly in awe of them. I’m in awe of their power in terms of imagination, in terms of technology, in terms of concept. But I think, above all, I’m in awe at their power to motivate, to compel us, to transfix us, like really nothing else we’ve ever invented has quite done before.
Being voted the world’s sexiest vegetarian is about as cool as it gets. It’s not quite as cool as Brad Pitt, but it’ll do.
Always try to use the language so as to make quite clear what you mean and make sure your sentence couldn’t mean anything else.
People are interested in crime fiction when they’re quite distanced from crime. People in Darfur are not reading murder mysteries.
I think it’s almost impossible for any expert to predict for the rapid changes we see in the Middle East. They are rapid and they will continue for quite a while.
The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
There are quite a lot of YouTube clips of me that have gone viral. One that I think of is of a young woman at a lecture I was giving – she came from Liberty University, which is a ludicrous religious institution. She said, ‘What if you are wrong?’ and I answered that rather briefly, and that’s gone viral.
I knew that I could never win a referendum in Germany. We would have lost a referendum on the introduction of the euro. That’s quite clear. I would have lost, and by seven to three.
I have changed quite a lot since I came to Milan and I think I have become a more all-round footballer.
I’m quite a shy person, and I dislike narcissism intensely.
I count my blessings every day, quite honestly, because I take nothing for granted.
Memories, impressions and emotions from the first 20 years on earth are most writers’ main material; little that comes afterward is quite so rich and resonant.
I have quite a decent constitution in spite of all my abuse of it and my advanced years. I’m still quite robust.
There is something sinister, something quite biographical about what I do – but that part is for me. It’s my personal business. I think there is a lot of romance, melancholy. There’s a sadness to it, but there’s romance in sadness. I suppose I am a very melancholy person.
I’m quite a reserved person, a bit shy at first when I don’t know someone. I like to have a laugh and a joke; people have seen that in me.
My mother features quite heavily in a lot of my songs.
I say to you quite frankly that the time for racial discrimination is over.
On the whole, human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.
Life in the Middle East is quite different from other places.
I have a quite a good understanding of the human body, but I feel like I’ve got two different people in my head. One of them is saying, ‘You shouldn’t be eating this’ and the other is saying, ‘you know you need to.’ It’s such a challenge.
The first time I crawled into the octagon, I just felt like an animal, you know? Like a creature, like I wasn’t quite human.
The ‘Amazon Nessie’ turned out to be a malformed pink river dolphin, so not a fish, although quite fish-like in appearance.
When people tell me that I must get my maverick gene from my father, they are only half right. My father and I both have inherited our rebellious personalities from Nana. She has always lived her life on her own terms, something that was once considered quite scandalous, given the times she grew up in.
When I’m on stage, I’m quite over the top – I’m quite flamboyant and camp.
A shoe is not only a design, but it’s a part of your body language, the way you walk. The way you’re going to move is quite dictated by your shoes.
I did go through a phase where I played videogames quite often, but I haven’t in a few years.
Dad used to reminisce about the good old days when Everton won the old first division championship and the FA Cup back in the 1970s and 80s but they weren’t quite so good when I started supporting them.
I’m French, so I’m quite lazy about exercising, and I smoke. But I do love going for a run in the morning with my dog. That’s all.
In the United States, in poetry workshops, it’s now quite a thing to make graduate students learn poems by heart.
I feel things in quite an intense way. I’m not actually the most intense person.
There’s such an extreme feeling to be in love, especially in quite an emotionally destructive relationship, where you’re both kind of really bad for each other, but you love each other so much. Those extreme emotions, I think, can only be described with extreme imagery.
I wanted to be a veterinarian and go to school in Boston. It didn’t quite work out that way, and I ended up joining the Navy as a suggestion of my big brother. It was really awesome – and I didn’t realize it at the time, -but provided a lot of leadership and followership teamwork opportunities.
The Senate is a remarkable institution. It is unique. There is no other body, no other political body, no other democratic legislature in the world quite like the U.S. Senate.
I have got a fantastic life and I just like to get on with it, and I am quite a private person.
I spent two years in the military service, then I trudged around in repertory for quite a while. I somehow wound up at the National Theatre, though, and then I was definitely on my way.
You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it’s just till election day. It’s an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. And, afterwards, we settle down quite peaceably and agree we’ve got a pretty good country – until next election.
Many people would be surprised that, in fact, I’m quite shy.
I am astonished each time I come to the U.S. by the ignorance of a high percentage of the population, which knows almost nothing about Latin America or about the world. It’s quite blind and deaf to anything that may happen outside the frontiers of the U.S.
I play with a lot of intensity, and I’m quite strong in man-marking.
My heroes and heroines are often unlikely people who are dragged into situations without meaning to become involved, or people with a past that has never quite left them. They are often isolated, introspective people, often confrontational or anarchic in some way, often damaged or secretly unhappy or incomplete.
The science supporting the relationship between carbohydrates and dementia is quite exciting, as it paves the way for lifestyle changes that can profoundly affect a person’s chances of remaining intact, at least from a brain perspective.
It is quite interesting that whilst there are tremendous theories, in the 1960s when IT was born, everybody was supposedly going to their cottage in the countryside to work in a virtual way.
My mum wanted me to be a doctor because she worked in nursing. So she was quite disappointed when I came back from a holiday in France, and said I wanted to be a chef.
There are two types of collector, I think. There are those who are quite academic, and get into the archaeology of finding the earliest example of a particular idea. Then there are those interested in what’s new.
What’s terrible is to pretend that second-rate is first-rate. To pretend that you don’t need love when you do; or you like your work when you know quite well you’re capable of better.
I actually enjoy the fantasy world quite a bit. You have no boundaries.
The ordinary man casts a shadow in a way we do not quite understand. The man of genius casts light.
I’m a much healthier eater and I’ve lost quite a bit of weight over the years.
I think Chicago has provided, for quite a long time, a very high level of stand-up comics that make their way out to New York and L.A.
I just try and surround myself, for the biggest proportion of time that I can, with people who make me feel normal, because constantly feeling abnormal is quite difficult.
At the end of the day, this is football, and it’s quite normal for anyone to go through difficult moments – and it’s something you can learn from.
Life holds one great but quite commonplace mystery. Though shared by each of us and known to all, seldom rates a second thought. That mystery, which most of us take for granted and never think twice about, is time.
I’ve always known I wanted to be an actress. I didn’t know quite how I was going to get there because I come from a small town called Simpsonville, South Carolina.
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
People ask ‘do you make a conscious effort not to swear?’ – if you’re doing silly stuff you’re not tempted to put swearing in. All the comics from my childhood, who were funny without swearing, were the people that influenced me. What I do is quite traditional anyway.
So often actors only mix with actors, which is quite incestuous, and doesn’t give them the insight into how other people work.
When I’m working on something, if I went to an exhibition of an artist I respect, then I usually come home quite depressed and look at what I’m doing and throw it all away and start again.
To put on the pinstripe – it’s extraordinary. Just being able to play one game with the Yankees is quite an honor.
Creating something beautiful out of pain helps ease the pain. So, that’s kind of how I got to songwriting – quite honestly out of desperation.
I don’t think any other holiday embraces the food of the Midwest quite like Thanksgiving. There’s roasted meat and mashed potatoes. But being here is also about heritage. Cleveland is really a giant melting pot – not only is my family a melting pot, but so is the city.
I’m quite into the idea of engineering being beautiful.
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
Things may not be immediately discernible in what a man writes, and in this sometimes he is fortunate; but eventually they are quite clear, and by these and the degree of alchemy that he possesses, he will endure or be forgotten.
You see your children growing. You look at your grandchildren, and you say to yourself, ‘What if I weren’t here? Have I done all I can to prepare them for their role in life?’ You realize that you never quite do everything, but you want to do better than what you have done.
Indigenous people all over the world take quite a lot of trouble with their hair and their clothes.
The purpose of art actually is, in many cases, to make you feel quite uncomfortable. Or at least to go to that place that’s already of discomfort inside of you and tap into that.
The case is I talk for a living, so I should be able to say anything I want to say regardless of how you feel. What we’re starting to deal with now is your opinion matters, but to be quite honest, your opinion means nothing.
II’m quite a successful musician, but I’m not sure if it’s my vocation.
Quite a few operas are still being commissioned around the world, although nothing apart from audience popularity can ensure more than a few performances.
I mean I have a project that I have been wanting to make for quite a while now; and basically, it’s a story of my parents growing up in the Lower East Side.
Here’s a nation, one of the founding pillars was freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet, we have imposed upon people restrictions on what they can say, on what they can think. And the media is the largest proponent of this, crucifying people who say things really quite innocently.
I used to be quite laid back and that. But obviously the more you’re in the public eye, the more you’ve got to… dress to impress.
The automation of automation, the automation of intelligence, is such an incredible idea that if we could continue to improve this capability, the applications are really quite boundless.
I’m quite sure I don’t want legions of 15-year-old girls who call themselves, like, Broziers or something. My career isn’t going to be that kind of a thing.
Vampires get the joy of flying around and living forever, werewolves get the joy of animal spirits. But zombies, they’re not rich, or aristocratic, they shuffle around. They’re a group phenomenon, they’re not very fast, they’re quite sickly. So what’s the pleasure of being one?
Neurologically, I’m a quadriplegic, so virtually everything about my work has been driven by my learning disabilities, which are quite severe, and my lack of facial recognition, which I’m sure is what drove me to paint portraits in the first place.
If I hadn’t had music in my life, it’s quite possible I’d be dead and I’d much rather be alive.
I had a place to go to university; I was going to study history. I was in New York doing ‘Arcadia,’ and I suddenly thought, ‘It feels a bit weird to go from a New York stage to Manchester University.’ It didn’t quite feel right.
It would be easy for someone to think growing up in a small town would be like ‘Footloose’ or something, that it would be, ‘No dancing allowed!’ all the time, but it was quite the opposite. People always got excited for me and my successes and supported me even though I was a little weirdo goofball.
I was in sixth grade the first time I was required to speak in front of an audience. I had terrible stage fright and felt quite ill, in fact, by the time I had to give my little talk to students in another class across the hall.
Even though I am fantastic looking, I am still quite intelligent.
Frustration, although quite painful at times, is a very positive and essential part of success.
Not a lot of people know me outside of athletics and believe it or not I am actually quite shy. The exhilaration of a win or tears after falling are the extremes. It takes me a while to get to know someone, but once I do I am very loyal to my old friends.
My face is almost like a canvas – a blank canvas in the sense that the hair on my face is very, very fine and my skin is incredibly fair and my hair is quite dark, and that’s very unusual.
It comes to a point where a lot of people don’t know if I’m a man or a woman. I find it quite a compliment.
I wouldn’t be the performer I am if everyone thought I was the best. Having people against you, or who don’t quite believe in you, gives a lot of extra fuel to never settle.
For people who come from powerful families, there is nothing in life quite as interesting as being at court.
I think teen-age love is a great thing. There’s nothing quite like it and never will be for the rest of your life.
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.
When I was in grade five or six, I just remember quite a lot of people were always talking about me like I was some kind of math genius. And there were just so many moments when I realized, like, okay, why can’t I just be like some normal person and go have a 75% average like everyone else.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
The whole ‘studly womaniser’ thing, I mean, I quite enjoy the title – it’s just not very accurate.
I was a sickly child, and it wasn’t until I was 19 that I realised I was quite a robust, vigorous person. Since then I’ve taken ill health to be an irritating interruption into what is a fairly reliable stream of good health.
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 spring, summer, is quite a hectic time for people in their lives, but then it comes to autumn, and to winter, and you can’t but help think back to the year that was, and then hopefully looking forward to the year that is approaching.
I think of myself as an underground name. Quite a cult comic.
There are many people around me, supporting me. There are always ups and downs, and you can really see the true support quite easily.
I’m able to leave Don Draper at work. I’m quite dissimilar from him in real life.
There’s probably nothing quite like crossing the finish line and seeing the clock read numbers that you have never seen before.
I studied graphic design originally. I used to like drawing, and I was quite into technical drawing. I was always interested in the visual medium, but I thought I was going to be an architect or something like that, but it’s quite a lonely job.
I was interested in Prozac from a personal point of view because I can be a bit moody – things do get on top of me sometimes – so I was quite keen to find out what it would do to my personality.
In some Old Testament books, it’s very evident that an editor has been at work. That’s quite all right. It’s part of the process.
My inbox and doormat are full with emails and letters from people who want me to endorse their Higgs board game or to inaugurate the walkway of their new office atrium. There’s even a microbrewery in Barcelona which wants to know what my favourite beer is so they can brew a similar one in my honour. It is quite mad.
You make the movie through the cinematography – it sounds quite a simple idea, but it was like a huge revelation to me.
It certainly helps that I’m quite a relaxed guy and I take things in my stride, and if you hear the odd murmur of criticism, you just stay focused on your job and doing what you’re working hard to do. I’ve always been confident in my own ability, and that’s just as important.
I mean, look at her. Any idiot, you know, would quite taken with Amy.
I can speak Tamil fluently, and the sentence structures in Telugu are quite similar.
Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.
Transgender casting is a kind of literalism. It is the same with racial casting. This means that you can now only play Othello if you are black. There is something quite tainted about it. It is a form of racism in itself.
And there are no stars and that you’re never really sure who’s doing what and what voice is what and, you know what I mean? It’s supposed to be quite elusive.
I sometimes got distracted easily and allowed my mind to wander when I needed to be focused. It’s quite subtle, really, and just being aware of it helps.
When I’m ready to make a photograph, I think I quite obviously see in my minds eye something that is not literally there in the true meaning of the word. I’m interested in something which is built up from within, rather than just extracted from without.
I’ll never forget the day I realized I wasn’t quite the Ford model I thought I was.
I’ve never really lived a conventional life, so I think it’s quite foolish for me or anyone else to start thinking that I am going to start making conventional choices.
Well I think if you really go out with someone for quite a long time you do get to know each other very, very well, you go through the good times, you go through the bad times. You know both personally, but also within a relationship as well.
The problem with looking in the mirror is that you never know how you will feel about what you see. Sometimes, when my hormones are out of sync, I have no interest in the mirror, and if I do look I think everything is all wrong. Other times, I am quite pleased with what I see.
I love the sensation of being out in the open air, far away from all the distractions of modern life. I will usually disappear for a couple of hours, and that time on my bike is quite sacred, as it’s when I do all my serious thinking. Sometimes I will stop off at bikers’ cafe and have a bacon sandwich.
I have yet to meet anyone quite so stubborn as myself and animated by this overpowering passion that leaves me no time for thought or anything else. I have, in fact, no interest in life outside racing cars.
Human beings, viewed as behaving systems, are quite simple. The apparent complexity of our behavior over time is largely a reflection of the complexity of the environment in which we find ourselves.
I’m quite interested in my own mental processes, simply because I’m a failed scientist, and because I’m interested in how the brain and the mind works, and I like to avoid easy descriptions.
I moved to Switzerland when I was 8, and during our breaks, we’d go to snowboard, and he’d take me to the mountains; we’d take a train. It was kind of crazy, you know. When I think about it, I wake up at 4, take a train to the mountains, sleep in the train and then go snowboard, and then come back. It was quite a mission.
In my experience, it’s quite an empowering thing to forgive someone because you take control and take ownership of that feeling, of that resentment, and that power that they have taken from you, and in some way, you end up being able to turn it around.
I’ve always tried to avoid politics because most politicians that I know are quite dirty in terms of human dignity, ethics and morals.
My early novels were written in quite a dark place. I stand by them, but I would never write them again. I think it is subversive to embrace emotional optimism, because it goes against the grain.
I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week. It was beautiful. But, the whole thing was, Al Foster played as well as everybody else, but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis’ direction.
In the ‘Revelation Space’ books, the spaceships are a bit old and rusty, and things go wrong, and they don’t work quite how they’re meant to. And people asked why I did it this way, and groping around for an explanation, I said that I grew up in Barry, this post-industrial sea town full of rusting infrastructure.
It’s true what they say: Nothing tastes quite like the East River.
We’ve got a thing called the ‘tall poppy syndrome‘ in New Zealand, where if anyone is doing really well, it’s quite common to try and bring them down – like, cut them down and say, ‘You’ve been to the moon? So what? I mean, plenty of people have been to the moon.’
Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum.
The Korean War has also show quite clearly that in a major conflict manpower is as important as horsepower.
People were so keen to get investment. In those days, there was quite significant unemployment in Northern Ireland, and that had been the general pattern in Northern Ireland for many, many years.
I’m a big fan of the PlayStation, so I spend quite a bit of time doing that.
I’m quite claustrophobic, and I don’t like everyone crowding around and shouting the same questions.
The human brain is probably one of the most complex single objects on the face of the earth; I think it is, quite honestly.
I’m actually quite a nice person. It’s to do with the way I look, an uncompromising sort of face, brusque delivery and voice, and I think the combination of all that. When I’m doing pantomime, children will scream the place down before I open my mouth. There’s obviously something that really gets them.
It’s a kind of limbo, knowing what you want but not being quite sure how to go about doing it.
Even if my songs are quite sad or quite dark, I don’t want my songs to make people sad. It’s very important for me that all my songs have some kind of hope or light.
I’m really quite normal. My imagination has some serious kinks in it, that’s all.
I kick and punch quite hard, and it surprises people.
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider‘ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
I’ve suffered quite a lot, to the point where I’ve experienced death. Years before I wasn’t fit to die, but I understand life better now. Death is nice, death is beauty.
I am quite private about my personal life, and I don’t talk much about it.
Man is not a machine that can be remodelled for quite other purposes as occasion demands, in the hope that it will go on functioning as regularly as before but in a quite different way. He carries his whole history with him; in his very structure is written the history of mankind.
With my reading, I like something with quite a happy ending.
When I figured out how to work my grill, it was quite a moment. I discovered that summer is a completely different experience when you know how to grill.
When I look back on what I did for the Left, I’m in a small way quite proud of some of it – I only wish I’d done more.
If someone is being very cheeky, it can be quite fun to deal with that situation.
My work is made on lines similar to those of a film production. A lot of my work is kind of bureaucratic, endlessly phoning up people, trying to find the cameraman and the lighting man, because I am a total technology-phobe, quite helpless with equipment.
I think that I am lucky and blessed to have the job that I have, and I am trying to create longevity. If that means that I transition into different things at different points in my life, then that’s fine. I also believe that if doors don’t open, make new doors, so I’ve also started producing quite a bit of things.
I went to a very academically competitive high school. So I was always quite studious and quiet, just to keep up with the other geniuses who were in my school.
To have a broad range is one thing, but to still have the Simple Minds identity is quite remarkable.
I think you go through a period as a teenager of being quite cool and unaffected by things.
Whether you are new to the scene or a long-time grillmaster, everyone has unique preferences when it comes to their cooking method of choice. From propane to charcoal to wood, people take their method of grilling quite seriously, and some argue quite passionately about the pros and cons of each method.
Once you’re in the military, she means a lot more to you than just a grandmother. She is the queen. And then you suddenly, it’s like start realizing, you know, wow, this is quite a big deal. And then you get goose bumps and then the rest of it.
A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me.
I haven’t made a political statement in quite a long time because, frankly, they get repeated, changed.
My son Wesley has just turned 13. He was 12 during the recording of this record and he is quite a drummer already and has been studying drums since he was four, but he’s also very interested in African percussion and studies percussion.
Even when the writing seems very frivolous, I’m puritanical. I don’t mean my subject matter. It’s that I’m almost pathologically incapable of leaving something when I’m not quite happy with it.
It’s quite true to say that if you work with marvellous fresh ingredients, the simplest dish is taken to another level.
We can write idiots quite well.
I believe alien life is quite common in the universe, although intelligent life is less so. Some say it has yet to appear on planet Earth.
I have discovered the virtue of patience and I don’t quite believe that taking a break for good reason can be a risk.
The philosophy of the school was quite simple – the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.
You don’t quite know how drunk you are until all of a sudden you’re on the floor.
I have been told I say ‘shucks’ quite frequently… Shucks, I’ll have to work on that.
When you’re making a psychological thriller, what you need to do is have an audience on shifting sand so they’re never quite sure where they are.
If you have a history of being attracted to people who have failed you in relationships, find people that aren’t so exciting and aren’t quite so attractive. Try that on for size and see if you can tolerate that.
I’ve spent most of my life trying to wear a persona that didn’t quite fit and when I started writing books, it was like finally becoming the right person.
There’s been a lot of speculation about every single girl I’m with and it actually does quite irritate me after a while, more so because it’s a complete pain for the girls.
I have often heard that the novel is dead. But I see novels produced, I don’t know how many a week, in France. I have the impression it’s carrying along quite well.
My style is quite clean, vintage, and almost French in a way.
People say maybe we have a soul and chimpanzees don’t. I feel that it’s quite possible that if we have souls, chimpanzees have souls as well.
Foreign languages was the only thing that interested me when I was at school, so playing in another language… it is quite demanding because if it is not your mother tongue, you are missing some connotations and some emotional depth of certain things.
I saw ‘The Exorcist‘ at the cinema when I was quite young, maybe 14. When I went back home, my mum and dad weren’t in, so I had to wait for them on the main road. I were too scared to enter the house.
Yes, I’ve listened to just a few audiobooks – but hope to listen to more. I’ve wanted to investigate how my own books sound in this format and find the experience of listening, and not reading, quite fascinating.
History isn’t just the story of bad people doing bad things. It’s quite as much a story of people trying to do good things. But somehow, something goes wrong.
I’m quite good at Lego and Fifa, but they don’t translate in the real world.
We need to quit arguing about whether the glass is half full or half empty – and instead acknowledge that there’s not quite enough water to go around.
Politics is almost as exciting as war, and quite as dangerous. In war you can only be killed once, but in politics many times.
Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
The world wide web has really been quite spectacular and not something I would have predicted.
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.
A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.
It’s very hard to describe your own style. And I’m young, so I’m still experimenting. But I think it’s quite British and very much about individuality.
I am quite familiar with Dubai and its design scene. I have been a regular visitor for more than 10 years. It is hard to name an area where hospitality, friendship, culture, ambition, and beauty are so highly regarded.
I think quite spiritually of myself. I feel like I’m here to support the human evolution.
I believe in reincarnation, and I believe I’ve lived quite a few lives.
I’m quite obviously not the world’s most handsome man – I’m the second world’s most handsome man!
Oh yes, as a matter of fact it is quite interesting that exercises can be conducted which demonstrate conclusively that there are memories which exist prior to this life.
It’s very important to like the people you work with. Otherwise, your job is going to be quite miserable.
There is nothing quite so depressing as waking up to face a day when you know that you are going to have to deal with a government office or bureaucrat.
When I think about it, it is quite crazy to race against people like Fernando Alonso, when I remember watching him from the balcony in Monaco.
No man ever quite believes in any other man. One may believe in an idea absolutely, but not in a man.
I’m quite a softy, yes. I have a blank spot with respect to visual art, but I have perhaps a compensating hypersensitivity to poetry and music.
I’m quite sarcastic, and I’m funny, but not kind of funny. It’s a weird funny, and some people don’t get me, and some people do.
I think I am more determined than ever in my future plans, and I have quite made up my mind that nothing must be suffered to interfere with them. I intend to make such arrangements in town as will secure me a couple of hours daily (with very few exceptions) for my studies.
I got a pair of red, synthetic satin women’s pants through the post the other day with a phone number on. That was quite strange. I haven’t tried the phone number. In times of stress I may.
I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many great directors. Different styles, as well, like Gus Van Sant. He just does the casting and the milieu and let’s you do your thing, quietly. Bertolucci, who can talk to you about your internal world in quite a creative way or just say, ‘Well, put your hand over here.’
I’m a normal lad. I’ve always been quite humble, and I like simple things.
I would say my career is in a very good place. I’m in a place of a lot of hope for what’s next. I see something great, but I’m not quite there.
Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there’s an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It’s the travel experience that has moved me the most.
Time sometimes passes quite quickly.
I’m fine, but I’m bipolar. I’m on seven medications, and I take medication three times a day. This constantly puts me in touch with the illness I have. I’m never quite allowed to be free of that for a day. It’s like being a diabetic.
It’s been quite a roller coaster ride, but I’ve grown and learned a lot about myself. The greatest thing is being able to interact with fans and touch people‘s lives… for that I give thanks.
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
The idea of collaborating with anyone else was quite daunting. If Battles had any trepidation in asking me, I can assure you I had more after agreeing to do it.
The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.
The biggest change we have to tackle that’s out there is that we’re digging the hole deeper and deeper and spending is totally out of control. And that’s something that, quite frankly, is affecting future generations. You’re giving a lot of debt to them and you can’t keep doing it. It’s not helping anybody.
With physical prep work, you know if you go to the gym, you will get size. There’s no chance it won’t happen. The emotional prep work is a variable. You could step onto the set one day and have a disconnect with your thoughts and feelings and have a rough day acting because you can’t quite tap into what you need.
The mortal mind alone cannot devise an answer to the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, because the true answer lies on a level of consciousness that’s beyond our mortal thinking. Quite simply, when it comes to Israel and the Palestinians, we need a miracle.
Many dotcoms recruited people from existing companies who were quite experienced in finance, marketing, distribution and other disciplines but not necessarily experienced in the Web culture.
Sometimes you don’t quite realise what you have achieved until you look back.
Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
I guess I’m quite used to not being understood rather than being understood.
The meals were served in a large hall, in which Moctezuma was accustomed to eat, and the dishes quite filled the room, which was covered with mats and kept very clean.
Quite often you hear people say, ‘What about separation of church and state?’ There is no such thing.
There is more hooey spread about the Second Amendment. It says quite clearly that guns are for those who form part of a well-regulated militia, i.e., the armed forces including the National Guard. The reasons for keeping them away from everyone else get clearer by the day.
The life of a startup is full of ups and downs, an emotional roller coaster ride that you can’t quite imagine if you’ve spent your whole career in a corporation.
Blacks who have not succumbed to the victim culture have been, are, and will be doing quite well – all on their own, without handouts, affirmative action, and other patronizing measures.
People love talking about when they were young and heard Honky Tonk Women for the first time. It’s quite a heavy load to carry on your shoulders, the memories of so many people.
People who have tried it, tell me that a clear conscience makes you very happy and contented; but a full stomach does the business quite as well, and is cheaper, and more easily obtained.
I did get the nickname ‘craptain’ from the Yorkshire dressing room. A bit of banter which I thought was quite funny.
A supermodel is kind of that first-name recognition, but I’m not quite ready for that super part yet, and I’m afraid that by the time I am, I’m going to be too old anyway.
When I did the video for ‘Holding Out For A Hero,’ we filmed that on top of the Grand Canyon, and that was quite frightening. I was close to the edge, and there was a helicopter hovering about, creating a lot of wind, and I was nervous I was going to fall off.
I find being Irish quite a wearing thing. It takes so much work because it is a social construction. People think you are going to be this, this, and this.
There is nothing quite like a freshly brewed pot of tea to get you going in the morning.
The fear of failing… not quite the fear of failing, but the uncertainty of whether you are going to perform or not, is there every single game I have played in my life. It will always be there.
Of course you can’t ‘trust’ what people tell you on the web anymore than you can ‘trust’ what people tell you on megaphones, postcards or in restaurants. Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.
When a movie is being rolled out, the studio publicists and all our individual publicists get together and come up with bullet points and talking points – ‘Make sure you stay away from this,’ and ‘Don’t say that quite that way, because that quote can be taken out of context,’ and that kind of thing.
I was at a bar nursing a beer. My nipple was getting quite soggy.
My life is really quite conservative. I’ve been married nearly 50 years. I don’t have hobbies or children. I don’t much care to travel. I’ve never had a big social life. I really just stay home, except when I go to work.
I’m quite shy. Television presents an amplified version of yourself. When I’m on camera I’m pumping more adrenaline, I’m being a bit more engaging than I am in everyday conversation, but that’s normal, isn’t it? Otherwise nobody would want to watch.
I’m quite a studious person, I think.
I quite love sequins; I think it’s the drag queen in me.
I was the sixteen-year-old driving everyone to bingo and shopping. It was quite a responsibility. It made me the man in charge of a lot of things.
It’s the word ‘artful’; it’s such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it – I’ve been preoccupied with the word ‘artful’ and the twin notions of ‘cornucopia’ and ‘pickpocket’ it suggests for quite some time.
I’m quite testosterone intolerant, I just don’t like it.
For quite some time, women at NASA only had scientific backgrounds.
Quite often in comic book movies, very good actresses are relegated to being the girlfriend or the helper or the sidekick or something.
When I look back at the time that’s passed, it makes me think that I’m actually quite a strong person.
Some people think having large breasts makes a woman stupid. Actually, it’s quite the opposite: a woman having large breasts makes men stupid.
Where would we be without inhibitions? They’re quite useful things when you look at some of the things humans do if they lose them.
To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.
I’m quite a social person, quite a communicator, and I like to have the work of other people around.
I was actually quite surprised how many more mythologies there are about mermaids than the ones our society knows. I was so pleasantly surprised for ‘Siren‘ to add quite an original idea to that: One that is a predator. One that is very intelligent but still has to survive in the ocean with all of its challenges.
The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
I can get quite well known, and then I can unleash this kind of anarchist-hippie thing that I’ve been holding like a very precious liquid, carefully, without spilling any, for years and years and years. And now I’m going to pour it everywhere.
I’ve never quite understood that feeling: that you arrive in a strange place, yet you want to have nothing but familiar experiences.
I am fiercely loyal and over-possessive, but I am learning to control my being possessive. I have become quite mature, though not as much as I would like to be, but have still improved tremendously. I can’t hide my feelings, and it takes a lot of effort to be closed about things I feel for.