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My mom tells me the first show we saw was ‘The Secret Garden,’ but I don’t remember that.
Captain Falco saw the diminishment of biodiversity in our oceans over a span of nearly seven decades. He was dedicated to the protection of life and habitats in the sea. He was a legendary mariner, diver, oceanographer, and conservationist. The world is a better place because of him.
Drake was a fan before a friend. He already was a Cash Money millionaire. When opportunity came, maybe we put the most on the table. That was my thinking because I just thought that this was a very talented young man. We saw a future with him, so it was about him being comfortable.
I got to see The Beatles a couple of times. In fact, I saw their last performance ever in San Francisco. The Beatles were massive to me – I learned so much from them.
The first movie that I saw was Godzilla and I loved it.
In the lead up to the Iraq war and its later conduct, I saw at a minimum, true dereliction, negligence and irresponsibility, at worse, lying, incompetence and corruption.
An asteroid or a supervolcano could certainly destroy us, but we also face risks the dinosaurs never saw: An engineered virus, nuclear war, inadvertent creation of a micro black hole, or some as-yet-unknown technology could spell the end of us.
I saw my friends in medical school seeming to be more engaged with the real world. That provoked a sort of jealousy, and I decided to go to medical school after all.
I saw Tina Turner do ‘Proud Mary’ on TV, and it was so electrifying and such a unique experience. I remember crying out of excitement, and I knew that I wanted to be a performer and make people feel excited and moved, and that’s why I gravitated towards it.
Growing up, I saw the world as an inspiring place full of interesting people.
The civil rights movement was based on faith. Many of us who were participants in this movement saw our involvement as an extension of our faith. We saw ourselves doing the work of the Almighty. Segregation and racial discrimination were not in keeping with our faith, so we had to do something.
My life has been a continuous fulfillment of dreams. It appears that everything I saw and did has a new, and perhaps, more significant meaning, every time I see it. The earth is good. It is a privilege to live thereon.
So live with men as if God saw you and speak to God, as if men heard you.
Coinbase is ‘the’ brand in the Bitcoin space. Their founder Brian Armstrong was amongst the first good entrepreneurs to emerge in this space. While others championed ideological or underground/illicit interests, Brian saw an opportunity to change the world for the better and build a big business out of it.
I feel there’s an existential angst among young people. I didn’t have that. They see enormous mountains, where I only saw one little hill to climb.
Experience was my only teacher; I knew little of the modern art movement. When I first saw the works of the Impressionists, van Gogh, van Dongen, and Fauves, I admired it. But I had to seek the true way alone.
I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.’
Most of the movies I saw growing up were viewed as totally disposable, fine for quick consumption, but they have survived 50 years and are still growing.
In high school I was on the basketball team, but the coach did something I didn’t dig and the next day he looked up and saw me practising with the football team.
I never saw a movie until I was 10.
My father and I never really achieved a real relationship. We probably saw each other 20 or 25 times in our lifetime.
I have always lived in Amsterdam. During the war, we inhabited the Rivieren neighborhood where many Jews lived at the time. Our downstairs neighbors were Jews, and there were also Jews a few houses from us. We saw how they were rounded up and taken away. That made a very great impression on me.
I saw Kuwait many times before the war. I remember it as a beautiful place, full of very nice people, and it’s a tragedy to see that somebody could set out to deliberately destroy a country the way the Iraqis have.
I grew up as a Christian, and I always think of Jesus as someone right next to us, you know, someone really close, and I never actually saw that onscreen in a way that could be identified.
‘Do the Right Thing‘ has been a big influence on me. I saw it when it first came out in 1989. I was about 18, and it blew me away on many levels – I had never seen anything like it before.
I’m a real big Marilyn Manson fan. I get a lot of my styles from him. Not even musically – living-wise, too. Marilyn Manson definitely shows me you shouldn’t care what nobody say. I watched a bunch of his interviews, and he’s not just an artist; he’s one of the most intelligent people I ever saw in my life.
Grandpa didn’t have any idea of customer service. But he wanted to make a living. Eventually, we saw it was not in our best interest to be arguing with customers.
We were for Mao, but when we saw the films he was making, they were bad. So we understood that there was necessarily something wrong with what he was saying.
The things that you saw earlier in your life generally have more power than the things you saw last week.
When I first saw a Fellini movie, I came out of the movie theatre and decided to become a lawyer! I thought to myself, it’s impossible to make something so beautiful!
My mother took me to the British Museum aged five. I had thought people from the past weren’t as good as we were, and then I saw the Elgin marbles. Suddenly, the world seemed more complicated.
I never saw myself as being ambitious, I saw myself as being in love with the profession. I’m a people person. I love to get to know different kinds of people.
When I would go to the barrio, people saw me as a rich person, but when I’m around rich people, they see me as someone from the ghetto. It’s all perceptions. I like moving between worlds. I feel equally comfortable in both.
Nobody ever dared with Frank, because he had such mood swings, and you never knew how he was going to react. But I could tell the minute I saw him that he was going to be in my corner.
I saw the government really using the excuse of a weak economy and a financial crisis to create more government and to push onto the American entrepreneurial society more and more restraints and government activity.
I grew up in a conservative small town, and the gay characters I saw on TV and in movies when I was growing up were all flamboyant and obnoxious and sometimes kind of annoying.
I never saw music in terms of men and women or black and white. There was just cool and uncool.
I always saw my role as getting LGBT to support the immigrant rights movement – which they did – and getting Latino organizations to support the women’s movement, for reproductive rights. So that’s kind of the work that I’ve always been doing.
Not trying to be arrogant, but if I walked down the street and a girl saw me, she might take a look back because maybe I’m good-looking, right?
There is no formula that will guarantee success in forecasting, no magic words that will part the clouds. The real problem, as the old saw puts it, is that the future lies ahead.
We would frequently be ashamed of our good deeds if people saw all of the motives that produced them.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
I can remember in the late 1980s and early 1990s how many men with AIDS I saw everywhere in Key West. There were hospices and medical supply stores geared to people with AIDS. It seemed that every sick man who could afford it had headed for the warmth and the tranquillity and the gay-friendliness of the island.
A pain stabbed my heart as it did every time I saw a girl I loved who was going the opposite direction in this too-big world.
When I was a child, my father used to take me for walks, often along a river or by the sea. We would pass people fishing, perhaps reeling in their lines with struggling fish hooked at the end of them. Once I saw a man take a small fish out of a bucket and impale it, still wriggling, on an empty hook to use as bait.
If I weren’t earning $3 million a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
Whenever he saw a dollar in another man‘s hands he took it as a personal grudge, if he couldn’t take it any other way.
I was at a picnic, and there were a lot of songwriters. I remember praying, ‘God I wish you would give me a song.’ About five minutes later, my ears popped, and I saw everybody in slow motion. Nobody knew what I was experiencing.
My friends, they get married at 15 years old. I saw them with bruises on their faces. I realized this is the real face of child marriage.
The one thing I miss is hitchhiking. Now there’s no more of that. When’s the last time you saw a hitchhiker? It’s not that I consider it a great sport, but it was my way of seeing the country. The open road, especially in the western United States, is still very pristine, but everything else around it has changed.
My motivation was an idea of being able to improve the conditions of life, to try to find a remedy to many of the problems facing the world. That’s what led me into economics. I saw it as a way of helping people.
I think Shrek makes an effect in older people. And there are many things in the movie that you saw that are not for kids. Kids would not understand certain things.
I remember when I saw ‘King’s Speech’ or ‘Girl With the Pearl Earring;’ there are moments in my life where I was blown away and thought, ‘Wow, that’s why I chose to be a film composer.’ These films are so beautiful and so strong, and the music can be very much part of the emotion.
I started ‘Outer Banks,’ because there’s so much hype around it. I saw one episode and I didn’t really continue, but I got to keep going at it. Two of the actors on there were also in ‘Stranger Things,’ and all my friends always ask, ‘Oh my God, you know Madelyn Cline. She was in ‘Stranger Things’ too.’
I think there’s an instinct to make grotesque horror films that are purely carnal, like the ‘Saw’ movies.
Did a man really walk on the moon? I saw plenty of documentaries on it, and I really wondered.
I always remembered that when I saw people get married they got on a rocketship and went to Planet Happiness, Population: Them.
Comedy helped me out in my teenage years. It saw me through puberty and helped me to deal with dating.
I saw my parents come over. They were immigrants, they had no money. My dad wore the same pair of shoes, I had some ugly clothes growing up, and I never had any privileges. In some ways, I think the person that I am now, I think it’s good that I had that kind of tough upbringing.
Matthew being a constant attendant on our Lord, his history is an account of what he saw and heard; and, being influenced by the Holy Spirit, his history is entitled to the utmost degree of credibility.
My only regret is that I signed away the world rights and in America they’ve been far and away my most successful books, but I never saw a cent from any of it.
When former abortion workers speak out in public about what they did in their clinics, what they saw happening, and the disrespect consistently shown women, hearts and mind change, and abortion facilities close.
My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching – ‘Well,’ I thought, ‘my father’s that,’ and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India.
As CNN saw our growth in African-American viewership, they affirmed a fundamental truth of news coverage – people will watch you if they see themselves in what you report. It doesn’t hurt if the people doing the reporting look like them, too.
The first actor I ever saw was The Lone Ranger. I thought, That’s what I want to do.
If anything good came out of 9/11, to me, was that people were so cynical about the world – all you hear about on the news is all the bad stuff everyday, but what was refreshing to me was after that, you saw how many good people there are out there. For every one bad one, there’s a thousand good ones.
The world is a global economy. I thought, ‘It’s a bummer we don’t have a unifying currency.’ Then I saw Bitcoin had already had a crash and had the resistance to recover. The community was strong enough to push it through again. That’s really exciting.
I don’t like watching television too much; it tires me out for some reason. But I saw a fair bit of ‘Game of Thrones’ because it was so good. I mostly watched episodes that I wasn’t in.
I saw John Garfield smoke. He was my idol, so I smoked. I even smoked like him.
I saw myself as an electronic joy rider.
I saw ‘Magic Mike,’ and I thought it was great.
I probably saw ‘Jaws’ when I was 10.
Nobody brainwashed me with God in my head or anything. I just saw this new reality, and I felt like I’ve been blinded, and I finally took the blindfolds off.
I started posting on my social media super-young. I didn’t really understand what it was. When I was about 15, I started posting behind-the-scenes of shoots, little things of me holding up the color corrector, cute things, me in a bikini. It was just all innocent and fun, and I saw people really starting to respond to it.
I saw my first UFO in 1978.
I truly never saw myself doing anything other than music. There was nothing else that brought me this much joy, but also this much frustration.
I’d seen ‘Punky Brewster,’ I’d seen ‘Webster,’ I saw ‘Annie,’ and it was time to either be an orphan or an actress.
To some degree, this re-release is to let people remember what the first ‘Saw’ film was, and let them know there was a time in the ‘Saw’ history where it wasn’t all about blood and traps.
How did we suddenly become entranced with gangster culture? I saw it this morning on campus. When did the black community say we should all look like criminals?
Most people who have encountered mercury have done so after breaking a mercury thermometer. And many of us who saw the liquid balls of mercury scatter across a floor or countertop considered the element the most beautiful on the periodic table.
Basically, my parents messed up because it was the Sixties, and they both had affairs, but they had a great love for each other. I saw that when my father flew over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die.
Yeah, it’s tough being smart and sexy, too. I have to say, I’m really not that attractive. Until I met my husband, I could not get a date. I promise you it’s true. My husband Jeff Richmond saw a diamond in the rough and took me in.
My big break was really Liz Meriwether saw me in a movie called ‘Paper Heart’ and really liked it, and then saw me in a movie called ‘Ceremony‘ because she knew Max Winkler and said, ‘I want you to be in ‘No Strings Attached,’ but you gotta audition for it.’ From that it was easier for her to get me in ‘New Girl.’
I was 23, and he was 86. I saw a very sick man. I just wanted to just talk with him. There was no physical attraction at all. He was very much attracted to me.
When I saw Adele, I thought: ‘I’ll give it an hour before people say I was her,’ just because I was fat. When you watch ‘X Factor,’ you can bet your bottom dollar, every single fat singer sounds like me as far as the judges are concerned. Can you imagine if they did that with every black artist?
I first realized I wanted to model when my mum and I were at a local carnival, and she took me to a fashion show. I had never been to one before, and when I saw the girls on the catwalk, I fell in love with them.
I always saw hurdles as a form of art, because it’s very individual. One technique that may produce a world record for one guy could be useless for another guy.
Encouraging wellness and prevention helps improve quality of life and can lower costs, too. I saw too many patients who had poor health because of their decisions, but too often, all they needed was a doctor to help point them in the right direction.
Two months after I got out of test pilot school, I saw an advert that said NASA was recruiting more astronauts. The best job you could have as a test pilot was being an astronaut, so I volunteered.
I saw my country first. Because, whoever gets up into space from whichever nationality, the first thing they do is they look out for their country. That is what I did. The Indian peninsula with the ocean on all three sides. And it was a beautiful sight.
I was having an argument with my stepfather, and he was like, ‘Why don’t you join the Marine Corps?’ And I was like, ‘Noooo! Well, maybe, actually… ‘ I went and saw the recruiter, who was like, ‘Are you on the run from the cops? Because we’ve never had someone want to leave so fast.’
This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on earth.
I’ve seen many female comics that a lot of people haven’t heard of who are so funny, and I saw them come up, and they were working so hard, and then all of a sudden they had a baby, and they just got tied up in motherhood, and eventually, they kind of just stopped doing stand-up, and I thought it was such a shame.
I’m a good Jewish boy from Edison, New Jersey, so I went and saw ‘Fiddler on the Roof‘ because you have to: that’s part of your bar mitzvah experience.
I was running to catch a train when one of my teachers saw me. He thought I was fast, time me, and later gave me my first instructions in sprinting. I happened to be at the right place at the right time.
My mom tried to not let me see how much we were struggling, but I noticed it. I think that’s what made me work harder. I saw how hard she was working, and I just wanted a better life for both of us.
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, ‘You play blues. That music is so sad.’ I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, ‘You didn’t play one sad song.’
I prefer to unwind by DJing. I learned that from Mike D from the Beastie Boys. After a show, he would DJ. Once I saw that, I wanted to do that. And now DJing is like my lifeline. I love the power it represents.
I came, I saw, I conquered.
I had been a fan of Gene Wilder‘s for many years, but the first time I saw him in person, my heart fluttered – I was hooked. It felt like my life went from black and white to Technicolor.
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.
Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.
Before the camera, you only had secondhand takes – someone had to tell you what they saw or draw a picture of it or sing a song. Because of the camera, sometimes to our horror, we now know everything that happens in the world – things that before we were sheltered from.
I have no degree in biochemistry, neither do I have one in mechanical engineering, as the Army saw fit to terminate both courses before they were finished.
Drag Race’ was, like, my outlet and finally being able to see myself in television and that was through Manila Luzon, who was a ‘Drag Race’ contestant. Manila was the first Asian queer person that I ever saw on mainstream media and ‘Drag Race’ really did that for me.
Growing up, I always saw the hypocrisy of the Catholic church. The history speaks for itself, and I grew incredibly frustrated and angry. I essentially just put that into my words.
We came, we saw, we bedazzled! You know, and it’s hard to be serious and thoughtful when you’re dressed like a Skittle.
My father is a doctor and my mother ran the local pharmacy. Growing up, I saw firsthand the difference they made to our community.
I was certainly no Maradona. I was a very fast player. When I saw a space, I used it. When I went past somebody, he didn’t catch up with me again. I was a player who came with a run-up. What Maradona could see in a small space, I saw over long distances.
We saw there was no consensus in the U.N. Security Council. It was impossible, due to the threatened veto by some.
A lot of young policemen have told me that they saw ‘Singam’ and joined the police force because of that. Some tell me they saw the training process and want to be a cop like that.
I wanted to be the next Dana Carvey. This was my ultimate goal. If I ever cut into a birthday cake and made a wish, I would wish to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ If I threw a coin into a fountain, I would wish to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ If I saw a shooting star, I would wish to be on ‘Saturday Night Live.’
I saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second.
I spent my 20s earning minimum wage decorating cakes for a living. But one day, I looked in the mirror and realized I wanted more, for me and my people. I saw too many Native Americans struggling, and I realized we should have a voice in who our elected officials are.
She saw too that man has the power of exceeding himself, of becoming himself more entirely and profoundly than he is, truths which have only recently begun to be seen in Europe and seem even now too great for its common intelligence.
I saw courage both in the Vietnam War and in the struggle to stop it. I learned that patriotism includes protest, not just military service.
I had this fantasy that in a democracy the government was the population. So I came to America and got a big slap in my face… Americans were not what I thought. I thought I was going to see bastards and I saw nice people, very friendly to me.
‘Wonder Showzen’ is one of my favorite shows of all time. When I first saw it, I thought it was so funny and new and original and edgy and insane and subversive. I didn’t know comedy could do that. It redefined what I thought you could do with a TV show.
I’ve started doing book reviews for Barnes & Noble! They saw that I did a lot of book reviews on the site, and they figured that it might not be a bad thing if they got me to do some for them as well. I gave them five categories I’d be interested in reviewing, from art to fiction to music.
As the old saw says well: every end does not appear together with its beginning.
I saw a boy of the crew purchasing javelins of them with bits of platters and broken glass.
My main goal was to be a cinematographer. I was making short films, and the plan was to keep uploading them on Twitter and build a fanbase there. One day, I just started making music for fun. When I made ‘Dat $tick,’ it blew up, and I saw the potential in that.
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.
I’m a New Yorker. I was there during 9/11, and I saw how, not only New York City stopped for a moment, we all took an inhale and exhale at the same time – the world united at that time, and it changed my life. I think millions of people were forever changed.
I saw Bitcoin as an actual market opportunity: as a trillion-dollar marketplace with long-term potential.
Really? Worst film you ever saw. Well, my next one will be better. Hello. Hello.
I never saw myself not being a stand-up. That was my plan.
I saw ‘Cats’ on a school trip. I thought it was neat and a little weird. The set was cool.
Those who had demanded no more than an end to the bombing of North Vietnam and a commitment to negotiations saw their demands being realized, and lapsed into silence.
From a young age, I saw and placed importance on spirituality within religion.
Men don’t come up to you to just talk. We come up to you with a plan. We’re looking across the room at you, and we don’t care about your hopes and dreams. We don’t care about what your future holds. We saw something we wanted.
My wife was afraid of the dark… then she saw me naked and now she’s afraid of the light.
All around me, I saw people who were taught by their parents, as I was, to just toe the line, not ruffle the feathers, not rock the boat too much and just put your head down, do your work and that’s it. And I think that as a community, we’re reaching the limitations of that kind of thinking.
At first, almost everyone who got involved did so for philosophical reasons. We saw bitcoin as a great idea, as a way to separate money from the state.
I originally wanted to go into sports, but my first concert was KISS at the shooting of ‘KISS Meets The Phantom Of The Park.’ The minute I saw Gene and Paul… it was all over. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
From the first time I saw Sid Caesar be funny I knew that’s what I had to do.
I saw ‘Birth’ at the Sundance Film Festival with a thousand other strangers, and I couldn’t believe that was me in the film. I didn’t recognize myself.
When I do an interview, when I appear on camera, I want to be the same person as the one you meet personally and say, ‘He is really the same person I saw on television.’
I had seen my buddies crash and burn. Keith Moon died, and I always thought that was the way he wanted to go. John Belushi was a dear friend. A lot of the guys that I ran with were ending up dead, and I saw myself right on schedule to do that. I had some moments of clarity – once in a while.
We suddenly saw how people reacted in the event of massive social upheaval, and the way that the little problems in your life don’t go away. You don’t stop being frightened of spiders just because the world’s blown up.
It’s a very typical UFO sighting. Carter said it changed color and, in the physical report, described it as being about the size of the moon. And he saw it with about twenty-five other people.
Films were always a passion for me but it was when I saw ‘Salaam Bombay‘ that I decided that it was film direction that I was interested in. That is when I decided I wanted to direct films.
There is a scene in the movie with DJ Cutkiller, one of the biggest European DJs from France, and he was scratching like crazy. When I saw that, I was 14, and I was like, ‘Yo that’s what I want to do. That’s crazy.’
If you saw a dog going to be crushed under a car, wouldn’t you help him?
I was a production assistant. I saw what people who are full of themselves are like – another reason not to lose your humility! I have a mouth on me so I wasn’t the best P.A.
The last time I saw him he was walking down lover‘s lane holding his own hand.
You see Michelangelo and Picasso and you read literature. I had some innate inchoate yearning for that, but I never really saw where I would fit in. That’s called art. And then something happened to pop music, which is that it became art under the hand of the Beatles, the Stones, and Bob Dylan and some other people.
I like what I see in the mirror. I liked what I saw in the mirror before. It just didn’t work in a bikini. And now it does. So I’m excited!
The signers of the Declaration of Independence did not pledge their fortunes and sacred honor so the federal government could play ‘helicopter parent’ to a free people. They saw government as our shared project to secure liberty, doing a few big things and doing them well.
Bowdoin was the first place that I fell in love with. When I visited, I just had never been to a place with that many resources and that much access to information. That was stuff that you saw in movies. I didn’t know that existed in real life.
I never saw a bureaucracy produce a single barrel of oil.
I never get scared making these kinds of movies because it’s all make-believe, but I did cry when I saw the finished version of Man On Fire because it is so sad.
I wish you could make money and people never saw what you did. Then you could relax and not care about how bad you are.
When I saw Jet.com, I saw a strong team.
I was an ambitious child and I tended to be scatterbrained. If I was at school and saw a bird outside the window I wanted to follow it. I was adventurous.
Standup led me to acting because I liked standup, and I saw people on a stage, and the closest, nearest thing to me was doing plays. It was like, that’s the same thing as standup – people are on a stage; they’re being seen and saying things – so, because of my love of standup, I moved towards acting.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked.
My father never kissed me, hugged me or told me that he loved me. As my only living parent, he became the filter through which I saw myself, the possibilities for my life, the world and all men. He was a conflicted and dark filter.
I was lucky to marry Paul. He was a great inspiration, his enthusiasm about wine and food helped to shape my tastes, and his encouragement saw me through discouraging moments. I never would have had my career without Paul Child.
I had a stroll like this in the park with somebody, and I saw the ice and I thought, ‘what would happen if I go in there?’ I was really attracted to it. I went in, got rid of my clothes. Thirty seconds I was in. Tremendous good feeling when I came out, and since then, I repeated it every day.
I saw a woman wearing a sweatshirt with Guess on it. I said, Thyroid problem?
I’d like to be known as the person who saw things from a different point of view to others.
For me, if I saw my favorite artist in the store, I would probably just tell them three words and walk away.
I play a percussion instrument, not a musical saw; it needs no amplification. Where it’s needed, they put a microphone in front of the bass drum. But, I don’t think it’s necessary to play that way every night.
If you saw me without makeup, you wouldn’t recognize me.
Words are a strange thing. You once saw an animal and decided it’s a ‘cat.’ But cat is a sound. This cat has nothing to do with the animal. But I have decided it’s a cat. So a cat it is.
I didn’t like the play, but then I saw it under adverse conditions – the curtain was up.
As a grown woman, I saw the first black president reach down a hand and touch the face of a child like I once was, lifting his eyes toward a better future. But I have never, ever, in all my years seen a leader so committed to delivering that better future to America’s children as Hillary Clinton.
What is a seemingly conservative Englishman doing, leading the world in the mastery of a classically Spanish instrument? Debussy wrote some of the best Spanish music, and the only time he was ever in the country, he saw a bullfight which made him ill.
In my view, far from deserving condemnation for their courageous reporting, the New York Times, the Washington Post and other newspapers should be commended for serving the purpose that the Founding Fathers saw so clearly.
If I hadn’t left South Africa, I felt I was at risk of being pigeonholed. I looked around and saw actors who, 10 to 15 years into their careers, were still playing stereotypical Afrikaans characters, stereotyped Indian characters. That was not something that I wanted for myself.
Many more people saw me on TV than will ever get to see me on stage, but I do love being in the same room as the people I’m telling the story to.
I know that it’s probably not a good idea for a comedian, especially a satirist, to support a public policy group or a politician. This is something I learned only too well years ago when I did a fundraiser for Pol Pot. A few years later I saw ‘The Killing Fields,’ and I’ve got to tell you, I just felt like a schmuck.
My father-in-law saw me at a dance performance. The next day, I got a phone call, and the caller said, ‘I’m Dhirubhai Ambani… may I talk to Nita?’ I said, ‘It’s a wrong number’ and put down the phone. Then he called again… and I said, ‘If you’re Dhirubhai Ambani, then I’m Elizabeth Taylor.’
When I was at school studying biology, I wanted to be a medical researcher. I did work experience at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and I begged them to let me see the post mortems. So the first time I saw a naked male was at 15, when I saw an 89 year old man who had died of a brain hemorrhage.
My classmates would copulate with anything that moved, but I never saw any reason to limit myself.
I was six years old when I saw my first Godard movie, eight when I first experienced Bergman. I wanted to be a director when I was fourteen.
I don’t watch television, but I saw ‘The Office‘ by accident. I thought it was so sophisticated, the Victorian love story, and so bold. We’d do anything, all of us, to not work in that environment, and then I’m sitting there watching hours of it.
I came down to the living room one day and my wife was standing in the living room. It wasn’t an illusion. I saw her out of the corner of my eye. The moment I saw her, she vanished.
We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.
If people recognize me from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ they just give me that look that’s like, ‘I think I know you. I think I saw you boxing in 1912, but I’m not sure,’ because it was such a short-lived run.
I believe I can even yet remember when I saw the stars for the first time.
I love shopping in New York just because you walk around and find a little store you’ve never saw before, and you’re like, ‘Oh what’s that? This is my new favorite place.’ I love that about New York.
I went to the Louvre in Paris, and I saw all the paintings and the Mona Lisa. You don’t really see something like that every day. I was looking at it, and everything else in the room just shut out. Like, Leonardo Da Vinci painted this thing – this is unreal that he touched that. It had this crazy effect on me.
I held 18, 19, or 20-year-old men in my arms, and I heard their last words, and I saw them take their last breath.
My first job was on Broadway. Then I went into the Navy. When I came out of the Navy, I went back to Broadway and a friend of mine, Lauren Bacall, was in Hollywood filming with Humphrey Bogart. She told one of her producers I was great in my play, and he saw it and cast me in ‘The Strange Love of Martha Ivers’.
I began my work in the ’70s, teaching at a university in Bangladesh, and these economic theories that I had learned stopped ringing true for me, as I saw the misery of people living all around me.
In all my years of play, I never saw an ump deliberately make an unfair decision. They really called them as they saw ’em.
Poetry is what Milton saw when he went blind.
I did. I did see Bigfoot when I was a kid and I still believe it to this day. I saw a big furry man outside my window. It’s not funny! It was real.
I never studied dance, but if you look at ‘Wild At Heart,’ my mother saw that movie and said, ‘You are a dancer. Look at how you’re moving: all that strange energy is like modern dance.’
I saw what religion did to people when I grew up, and I certainly didn’t want any part of it. That turned me off it.
Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don’t believe me when I tell them. That’s how I saw myself, in comedy.
I didn’t want anyone to have control over how people saw me. I wanted to have that power myself.
I remember the first time I saw the ‘Sugarhill Gang’ on Soul Train. I was 11 or 12. I was like, ‘What’s going on? How did those guys get on national TV?’ And then, when I was a little older, a rapper from the neighborhood got a record deal. I was shocked.
P Street in D.C. is one of the worst areas in the city. Some of the things I saw, the things I experienced, the things we came through, really gave me a whole new perspective on life.
I’m a New Yorker. I was there during 9/11 and I saw how, not only New York City stopped for a moment, we all took an inhale and exhale at the same time – the world united at that time, and it changed my life.
I’ve enjoyed collecting. I’ve enjoyed art ever since – I’ll tell you when – I went to Columbia. I went to the Met, and I saw Poussin’s ‘Rape of the Sabine Women’, and it’s this incredible, epic, great, great painting.
I saw ‘The Shining‘ in eighth grade. I watched it on VHS at a sleepover and was petrified, totally petrified. And I didn’t really start to digest the movie properly and understand it from a filmmaking perspective until I got older. But it pretty much defined what it meant to be scared of a movie for me.
I’d played dumbasses a lot. On Mad About You, I played a very dumb waitress and they saw me.
I saw what Purple meant to people and I still hear it now when I’m in Europe. I’m always shocked that I’m still asked about Purple because it was such a long time ago.
I think my grandmother saw my potential first. When I was young, I told her, ‘I think I should get a job.’ She said, ‘No, just keep boxing.’
What I saw in my first year as secretary of state was a danger that if Britain didn’t lead the way on climate change nothing would happen. I thought: If I don’t lead, no one else is going to.
What it meant for me to win the Emmy is I found it. It’s not just the award. It’s what it’s going to mean to young girls – young brown girls, especially. When they saw a physical manifestation of a dream, I felt like I had fulfilled a purpose.
Kristina, my wife, and I thought about this one day when the kids were, of course, watching television. And we took a big blanket and put it in the backyard and said, ‘Let’s go out on our back and look at the sky and call it sky television.’ We saw all kinds of things.
When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream.
I’m someone who has come through situations where I saw hard things.
During the war, I saw many films that made me fall in love with the cinema.
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
When I first finished ‘Sharpe,’ it was hard to get work because people only saw me as him.
I saw rock n’ roll future and its name is Bruce Springsteen.
Some astronauts describe the routine flushing of urine into space, where the freezing temperatures turn the droplets into a cloud of bright, drifting crystals, as being among the most amazing sights they saw on an entire voyage.
My parents were children during the Great Depression of the 1930s, and it scarred them. Especially my father, who saw destitution in his Brooklyn, New York neighborhood; adults standing in so called ‘bread lines,’ children begging in the streets.
I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said ‘Are you going to help?’ I said ‘No, six should be enough.’
I saw the discrimination that was happening towards Middle Easterners, Muslims and other brown people who had nothing to do with 9/11. It suddenly felt like a duty of mine to talk about some of the crazy things that were going on and make fun of how stupid it was.
I found that the same things I loved about performing were the things I liked about directing and creating a piece – striking a chord that was in tune with the world and was reflecting back what I saw, just from a different angle.
I never even thought of myself as deadpan until someone wrote an article about me about a year after I was doing comedy. There was a paper called the ‘Boston Phoenix,’ and someone wrote a description of what I was doing and that’s where I first saw ‘deadpan.’
I saw the Village as a place you could escape to, to express yourself. When I first went there, I wrote and performed poetry. Then I drew portraits for a couple of years. It took a while before I thought about picking up a guitar.
The last time I saw Dad alive, he was in the hospital. He was watching ‘Hell Drivers,’ a crummy B-movie about truckers, on TV and reading the ‘Daily Record.’ This seems scarcely believable, but I actually said, ‘Dad, you’ve not got long to go – don’t you think you should be imbibing the culture a bit more?’
I was never, ever physically afraid. My terms of reference were basic and simple: put the ball in the net. That was my job, that’s the way I saw it, and I allowed nothing and nobody to distract me from that purpose.
I saw how many people were poor and how many kids my age went to school hungry in the morning, which I don’t think most of my contemporaries in racially segregated schools in the South thought very much about at the time.
I saw Rain dance on TV and decided that I wanted to sing and dance like him.
I saw that giving even all my life to God (supposing it possible to do this and go no further) would profit me nothing unless I gave my heart, yea, all my heart, to Him.
With ‘Pretty Girls,’ I saw the opportunity to talk not just about crime but what crime leaves behind.
My mom saw me do my first pull-up my freshman year, and she’s emotional, and she started crying. She walked out, and I thought, ‘You’ve got to let her be sometimes.’ She does that.
The challenge as we saw in the Nigerian project was to restructure the economy decisively in the direction of a modern free market as an appropriate environment for cultivation of freedom and democracy and the natural emergence of a new social order.
We are not the same India that the world saw in the 1970s and ’80s. Hence, we have a responsibility to live up to the pedestal on which we have been put.
I grew up in war and saw the United Nations help my country to recover and rebuild. That experience was a big part of what led me to pursue a career in public service. As Secretary-General, I am determined to see this organization deliver tangible, meaningful results that advance peace, development and human rights.
I get the Swansea-Cardiff thing: I was a Swansea player; I loved playing against Cardiff. But when I played for Wales and played with Jason Perry or Nathan Blake, I never saw them as blue and white and me as black and white.
As in an explosion, I would erupt with all the wonderful things I saw and understood in this world.
A lot of the girls were awful, very catty. It was a competitive environment that I didn’t like. You have no idea of the anorexia I saw around me.
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
The art galleries of Paris contain the finest collection of frames I ever saw.
I never saw myself as a folk singer.
I had a blast, but I still wonder sometimes why they saw me as the perfect guy for this strange character.
I haven’t watched a lot of episodes of ‘The Good Wife.’ I never even saw the show until I signed on, and then I watched seven episodes.
I think my wife saw a picture of the rock group Journey, and they’re kind of aging, and the one guy had dyed blonde hair with black roots, and… my idea was to get a little earring, I wanted to have a dangling earring.
He had written my mother once that he wanted her to be the first thing he saw every morning and the last thing he ever saw. And that’s how it turned out.
I had a vision – and I saw white spirits and black spirits engaged in battle, and the sun was darkened – the thunder rolled in the Heavens, and blood flowed in streams – and I heard a voice saying, ‘Such is your luck, such are you called to see, and let it come rough or smooth, you must surely bear it.’
More people saw me in one episode of ‘Cheers‘ than would ever see me in a play.
No matter what anybody says, relationships are based on physical attraction. The first time I saw my wife, it was pure animal whatever.
I saw Farrah Fawcett originally when she and her boyfriend, Lee Majors, came over to my house for a birthday party that I was having for my ex-wife, Leigh Taylor-Young.
Then I was working in a store in Newark, New Jersey, and I saw an actor in person, and I got so excited. My whole day changed. That’s when I decided to challenge myself to make my dreams become a reality.
And you have to remember that I came to America as an immigrant. You know, on a ship, through the Statue of Liberty. And I saw that skyline, not just as a representation of steel and concrete and glass, but as really the substance of the American Dream.
All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that.
I never saw any of my dad’s stories. My mother said he had piles and piles of manuscripts.
I’ve got an extra-specific story about Dr. Dre. I saw him when I was 9 years old in Compton – him and Tupac. They were shooting the second ‘California Love’ video. My pops had seen him and ran back to the house and got me, put me on his neck, and we stood there watching Dre and Pac in a Bentley.
It’s been an old saw in science fiction for a long time, since ‘Frankenstein,’ that we’re going to create life that’s going to turn on us.
Like my mother, I was always saying, ‘I’ll fix my life one day.’ It became clear when I saw her die without fulfilling her dreams that my time was now or maybe never.
My fiance and I had a few problems working through some of the things that he saw me say and do on the ‘Surreal Life.’ Considering the company that I was in, Ron Jeremy and Trishelle from ‘The Real World,’ I think I was pretty tame.
Growing up, I saw my dad do charity work for children with health issues. That had a profound effect on me.
I saw a segment of Douglas Trumbull’s special effects for ‘Blade Runner‘ on the KNBC-TV news. I recognized it immediately. It was my own interior world. They caught it perfectly.
After I saw Kiss on stage, I wanted my show to look like the fourth of July. The persona of Rick James was wild and crazy, sex, drugs and rock and roll.
When punk came along, I found my generation’s music. I grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, ’cause that was what got played in the house. But when I first saw the Stranglers, I thought, ‘This is it.’
I meet a lot of young people in the Midwest, and I saw what a difference a show like In the Life can make to their lives in some of these small towns where, you know, there are probably two gay people in the whole damn town.
For if any man who never saw fire proved by satisfactory arguments that fire burns. His hearer’s mind would never be satisfied, nor would he avoid the fire until he put his hand in it that he might learn by experiment what argument taught.
The Great Depression of the 1930s saw more American unmarried women working from nine to five, mostly in repetitive, boring, subordinate, dead-end jobs. But the number of working women doubled between 1870 and 1940. During World War II it doubled once again.
I’ve had a great love for Al Pacino’s work since I first saw him on the stage doing ‘The Indian Wants the Bronx‘ in the early ’70s. His work is remarkable. He’s the real thing.
I found myself in the doldrums in the early Nineties. I was too old to play the dolly bird any longer and I looked too young to play a woman of my real age. No one ever saw me as the aunt, mother or grandmother.
So I saw many planets, and they looked just a little bit brighter than they do from Earth.
I was chef to the French Presidents between ’56 and ’59, finished with de Gaulle, and during de Gaulle I remember serving Eisenhower, Nehru, Tito, Macmillan; those were the heads of state at the time. I never saw anyone. No one would ever, ever, ever come to the kitchen. You couldn’t even see them.
The first play that I saw was ‘Cyrano,’ and I remember going home – I was like nine years old – and trying to learn the monologues.
I used my captors’ names every chance I had. It was intentional, a way of reminding them that I saw them, of pegging them, of making them see me in return.
For me, it was an amazing experience. I saw where my father came from. I was given a royal welcome in El Bireh – they even slaughtered a sheep in my honor.
Not a ‘Mad Men‘ guy. Never got into it. I’m kind of a contrarian that way. If something gets too popular too fast before I can get on it, I just get really annoyed. Everybody tells me I’m an idiot; it’s supposed to be amazing. I saw some of the second season; I loved it, but I was just detached. I didn’t get into it.
I always saw candy as art.
I remember when I first came around, the computer-generated stuff was pretty wicked. I was like, ‘Wow!’ but I feel like then for the longest time, we saw so much of it, after a while, you might as well just be watching an animated movie.
Over time, there’s a very close correlation between what happens to the dollar and what happens to the price of oil. When the dollar gets week, the price of oil, which, as you know, and other commodities are denominated in dollars, they go up. We saw it in the ’70s, when the dollar was savagely weakened.
I’m realizing for the first time, your life goes on while you’re trying to pursue this career. I saw my career as everything. But you have this life, too. Living your life fully, you come to know yourself better. You’ll find the place for it.
I went to an exhibition at San Francisco’s Asian Art Museum about Shanghai, about how courtesans had been influential in bringing western culture to Shanghai. I bought a book and in it saw this striking group of women in a photograph called ‘The Ten Beauties of Shanghai’.
The first time I saw Istvan Szabo’s ‘Mephisto,’ I came out and I was in shock. I was shaking.
And as he spoke of understanding, I looked up and saw the rainbow leap with flames of many colors over me.
When I was 8 years old, I saw ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of there and was so inspired. I loved the movie, and I knew I wanted to be that guy.
Through Kurt I saw the beauty of minimalism and the importance of music that’s stripped down.
I worked for 10 years before ‘Mad Men,’ and what was great is that when people saw my work, I was just loving working, so it wasn’t about anything else than that.
It was so cold today that I saw a dog chasing a cat, and the dog was walking.
I spent 15 years on the road between touring and recording and I never saw anything. I want to enjoy life.
I was proud of ‘Robin Hood,’ even though critics wrote negative things. But I had to laugh when this big, shaven-headed Hungarian stunt guy first saw me. He said, ‘You Jonas? You playing Robin Hood? You need to go to the gym today.’ So I thought, ‘I’m going to show people.’
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where’s the harm? September 11th changed all that.
I knew what it was like growing up in a world where I never saw myself in anything.
I saw ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag’ and I loved it.
I had an injury in my leg, and everybody was talking about that. I decided to cut my hair and leave the small thing there. I come to training, and everybody saw me with bad hair. Everybody was talking about the hair and forgot about the injury. I could stay more calm and relaxed and focused on my training.
I saw Richard Linklater’s film ‘Slacker’ for my twenty-first birthday. That was the moment when it all seemed possible. This guy gave me hope.
My father, Larry McKelvey, he was the man in Moncks Corner. He ran illegal nightclubs where everyone went, ran around in red leather pants, claimed he partied with Rick James. If you needed anything in Moncks Corner, you saw Larry McKelvey.
Our first Prime Minister saw a country that would be known for its generosity of spirit. And so it is.
We would not have rock and roll without Chuck Berry, and when I first heard Chuck Berry, I fell in love with that music, and when I saw him, I changed my whole career trajectory that I was on as a kid.
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equalled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig.
‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind.’ Big, big, big smash for me. My birth of the love of cinema was born with ‘Close Encounters’ and ‘2001.’ Those sci-fi movies I saw when I was a little kid.
On TV, teachers are comedically jaded. That’s not how I saw them.
The thought for a long time was that banks needed to be too controlled, too regulated to be turned over to the Wild West of the Net. Then the credit meltdown hit, and we saw just how reckless these so-called safe and regulated institutions were.
My reasons for getting into the entertainment business weren’t entirely selfless. Hollywood as an industry can at times be insular and doesn’t understand the market very well. I saw an opportunity in that fact.
Even in Haiti, I saw John Wayne movies. American cinema has always been the dominant cinema throughout the world, and people tend to forget that. People aren’t just seeing these films in California or Florida. They’re seeing them in Haiti, in Congo, in France, in Italy and in Asia. That is the power of Hollywood.
I first saw Arnold Palmer when I was just a kid and he came to Columbus to play in a tournament. I watched him on the driving range hit balls that day. We went on to become great friends.
I didn’t realize how interesting the place I come from is until I left home and saw how other cultures handled things differently.
I don’t see the wisdom in modern politicians that I once saw in men like Dean Acheson, David Bruce, or George Marshall. In my day, the northeastern establishment dominated foreign policy formulation, but the composition and distribution of our population is very different today.
I’m quite sensitive to women. I saw how my sister got treated by boyfriends. I read this thing that said when you are in a relationship with a woman, imagine how you would feel if you were her father. That’s been my approach, for the most part.
You heard it from the heart, you saw it in their eyes. Then I got used to the fact that I couldn’t feel my fingers and my feet. That for me was the essence of the battle.
When I looked into the eyes of the people who knew Laci best, I saw something I didn’t want to see: a group of people who desperately loved Laci, and who were beginning to suspect she wasn’t coming home.
When I was at Hamburg, 17 or 18, Ruud van Nistelrooy signed, and he helped me a lot. He saw my first training session, and he talked to me. He told me I was a good player. He gave me confidence, and I want to thank him for that.
The day I was born, I knew I was going to act! Okay, that can sound a bit exaggerated, but I knew I want to enter films when I started understanding the world of films and saw my father going on sets. Maybe when I was just a kid.
We started off as this platform inside Facebook; and we were pretty clear from the beginning that that wasn’t where it was going to end up. A lot of people saw it and asked, ‘Why is Facebook trying to get all these applications inside Facebook when the web is clearly the platform?’ And we actually agreed with that.
India saw from the beginning, and, even in her ages of reason and her age of increasing ignorance, she never lost hold of the insight, that life cannot be rightly seen in the sole light, cannot be perfectly lived in the sole power of its externalities.
I saw Jesus walk into my bedroom.
When was the last time you saw a musical about people at war with each other?
I really saw myself as the quintessential Cinderella. I think that’s when I really thought about how I wanted to do something else and get away from all that.
I saw James Rodriguez play for the Colombian national team. I saw him play for Real Madrid and for Bayern, too. For me he’s a fantastic player, a sensational player, intelligent, a player, who, if you let him play the way he likes, for sure, he’ll do a lot for the Premier League.
My dad was a labour lawyer, and the ideas that I grew up with – bad management, bad capitalism, robber barons – when I applied this to my own life, I saw that we are all on both sides of the coin.
Musically, I didn’t relate to Berlin. There seemed to be a lot of machine music made there – I don’t think I saw a stringed instrument in two years.
I came from a hospitality background and saw that 80 percent of seats in cars weren’t occupied most of the time.
We didn’t know about the rest of the world. We just knew the pictures that we saw on TV, and it was so different that we wanted to try to imitate that, to a certain extent.
My mom and dad used to tell me, ‘You’ve got to see this film,’ and they were influential to a high degree of the films I saw as a kid.
I did take part in a couple of Vishy Anand’s training camps. The experience has truly been invaluable. I saw from up close the level of preparation that I should be striving for.
I remember my dad supporting everyone on the local and national level. I was pretty much born into it. I saw the importance of politics firsthand. It gave you a chance to be at the table.
I am not Padma Shri Manoj Bajpayee. I am Manoj Bajpayee, an outsider who saw dreams and stayed on the fringes of Mumbai and worked day and night to get work.
I saw old Autumn in the misty morn stand shadowless like silence, listening to silence.
A border collie saved me once when I was pinned under a horse in Colorado. And once when I went through the ice, one of my sled dogs saw me go under, and she got the rest of the team, and they pulled me out of 12 feet of water. I think that dogs offer the only form of unconditional love that’s available to humans.
I can only say this with all relative humility: I saw myself as a Beatle.
I saw the pilot for ‘Girls’ about six months before it aired.
Every year I go to Broadway to see a musical – I like the music. I saw ‘Mamma Mia;’ I saw ‘Les Miserables;’ I saw ‘Phantom of the Opera‘ like six, seven times.
As a kid, I grew up on a farm in Florida, and I did what most little kids do. I played a little baseball, did a few other things like that, but I always had the sense of being an outsider, and it wasn’t until I saw pictures in the magazines that a couple other guys skate, I thought, ‘Wow, that’s for me,’ you know?
‘Can’t Stop the Music’ has become a cult film. It’s kind of shocking to me. People come up to me all the time and say, ‘I just saw it!’
Living is like tearing through a museum. Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw, thinking about it, looking it up in a book, and remembering – because you can’t take it in all at once.
Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball – you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.
Faith is part of who I am, yes. I was raised Christian Scientist. The most important thing I saw every single week on the wall at Sunday school was the Golden Rule.
I never saw myself going to college. Even when I was looking at different schools, I was like, this really isn’t right.
I saw that philosophy had no power to make my life more bearable. Thus I lost my belief in philosophy.
In ‘There’s Something About Mary’ and ‘Dumb & Dumber,’ I ended up improvising quite a bit of my scenes, and later I didn’t even remember what I’d said because I just winged it. When I went and saw the movie, I was as stunned as everyone else was.
The boys of my people began very young to learn the ways of men, and no one taught us; we just learned by doing what we saw, and we were warriors at a time when boys now are like girls.
If I was discovered by anyone, it would be Stephen O’Neil, who saw me in a play at Williamstown and introduced me to my team who I’m still with today. He was the first person to introduce me to the film and TV world. Other than that, I just assumed I would be a theater actor my whole life.
If Jesus came back today, and saw what was going on in his name, he’d never stop throwing up.
There are Jews who came from 102 countries and speak 81 languages – how do you consolidate them into one nation? This is where I saw my role.
I’ve always known I wanted to be an actor. It never crossed my mind to be anything else. I think I probably decided for sure when I saw ‘Sounder’.
I never saw myself as a women’s footballer. Not when I was in my tiny village in Norway. Not when I was suffering in Germany. Not when I finally made it to Lyon.
I grew up in Hollywood, California. A lot of my parents’ friends were in the motion picture industry, but I saw their doctor friends as more solid. I admired them; there was a peacefulness in them, a sense of purpose that I liked. So I became very interested in being a surgeon.
I had played sports all my life, and I thought that was going to be the way. But I saw where the potential in football was going to end. When it comes to decision-making, I just follow my gut at the end of the day. And if I don’t, I get in trouble. I wanted to become a filmmaker.
My dad saw it as a goal before I did, when I was 12 years old. I didn’t think competing in Olympics was possible until I was 16.
My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.
I don’t know what it was, maybe the movie theaters in my immediate surrounding neighbourhood in Burbank, but I never saw what would be considered A movies.
I didn’t do it, nobody saw me do it, there’s no way you can prove anything!
I saw myself as a trailblazer in the 1980s as a female lawyer in the City. It was exciting, as women were outnumbered by men five to one. But while I had this sense of trailblazing, in reality, I wasn’t pushing boundaries; it was just a personal myth I’d created, as I was doing a job I wasn’t enjoying.
For a long time, when I was very young, I went to go see arena rock bands. I was 16, and it was all I could get in to see, legally. And I saw Led Zeppelin and Ted Nugent and Van Halen and all that.
I Googled myself, and I saw some nice things and some not-so-nice things. I’ve learned that that stuff isn’t real, and it doesn’t exist unless you look at it.
We used to go to the pictures every Saturday night but we had to leave a little bit early and get home and watch Match of the Day – and my wife still complains she missed the last five minutes of every film we saw.
The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, ‘Mother, don’t just stand there in the rain. Go home.’
I’ve played a lot of bad guys, ’cause that was the only work I could get. People saw my face and went ‘oooh’.