Slightly Quotes

Here, we’ve compiled a list of the best Slightly Quotes from famous persons: Will Smith, Julian Barratt, John Banville, Hugh Grant, Rahul Gandhi. The wide variety of quotes available makes it possible to find a quote to suit your needs. You’ve likely heard some of the Slightly Quotes before, but that’s because they truly are great.

I've viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.

I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent. And where I excel is ridiculous, sickening work ethic.
I could say I’m a writer or that I’m a musician but I don’t really do music; I do music to go with things I’m developing. Then I do act in a few things, but I’m not really an actor. I’m not a comedian, but I am known for comedy. I just don’t know. I feel like I’m a slightly interdisciplinary jack of all trades.
I sometimes think that I might be slightly autistic. There might be a syndrome that hasn’t been named. I don’t seem to see the world in the same way that most people I know see it. They don’t seem to be baffled by it.
After I found that I had become an actor, slightly to my surprise, I did have some insecurity, and I did take some rather strange acting classes at a place called The Actor’s Studio in London. I don’t think they did me any good at all.
I like the concept of ‘Make in India’. But the orientation of ‘Make in India’ is slightly different than what I would. So, the orientation of Make in India is big business, and a lot of it is defence. My orientation of ‘Make in India’ would be small and medium businesses.
Growing up, the image I had of Princess Margaret was completely different. I knew that she was a slightly tragic figure, but I didn’t know why. Now, I love her with my all my heart. She was such an amazing person, and getting to ‘know’ her better was an honor.
So many people struggle to have children and it’s not unusual to go down a slightly different path if you need to.
I’m slightly obsessed with women’s history, so I’d love to talk to Emily Dickinson or Louisa May Alcott.
Working in a restaurant means being part of a family, albeit usually a slightly dysfunctional one. Nothing is accomplished independently.
Escamoles have a cottage cheese-like consistency and have a buttery yet slightly nutty flavor. They are usually served sauteed with butter, garlic, and scallions for making soft corn tortilla tacos.
In future also, we would like to back films that can be considered slightly risky since they don’t have song and dance.
From the rough, I’d use a 6-iron, play the ball back an inch or two and swing down on a steeper angle to catch the ball first. It also helps to aim slightly left and open the clubface at address. You’ll get more height on the shot, and the club will cut through the grass more easily.
I want to do horror and action, and I’m only being slightly facetious.
I’ve never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.
Many of the comedies I had made in Sweden were slightly based on semi-autobiographical experiences, so adapting novels was a very different experience.
I’m a huge fan of French comedy. The French play comedy in a slightly different way than we do: they play it with a sort of realism that we don’t necessarily often do ourselves.
It feels like we’re always juggling many pieces of information at once or trying out many personas at once. It makes life slightly nonlinear.
I’ve always slightly envied other actors I know who have different reputations. I think, ‘God, you don’t get people coming up to you, going, ‘Hey!’ – because they’re scared of you.’
When I wrote ‘East,’ I wanted a completely earthy, very sexy, very violent play, so I wrote in verse. I found it not only satisfying but releasing. It gave me an opportunity to play with language. We never played the characters like the yobs that they are, but rather in a slightly heightened way.
I’m slightly influenced by sport in that I like the idea of trying, like an athlete, to keep absolutely ready. That’s an emotional thing, almost. I don’t mean physically, although I play tennis. But you try to keep yourself ready.
My first job ever was on ‘Peak Practice.’ I just had to walk up the stairs. They kept the take where I slipped slightly, which was annoying.
Vicky McClure
I think with ‘Ghosts’ it’s slightly affected my image of what ghosts would be. Before I didn’t really think about it that much.
For the longest, I was slightly naive when it came to the real world. There were a lot of fears I was afraid to conquer that were just holding me back from standing up for myself or taking chances.
The first day of the shoot, I had been in my trailer and came out dressed as Peter Parker in his slightly daggy corduroy jacket with his camera around his neck. Almost instantly, 500 or more people just stopped and started to watch us. They were calling out my name, calling out, ‘Peter’ or ‘Spidey’.
It has always seemed slightly uncomfortable, the idea of politicised musicians. Very few of them are clever enough to do it; if they’re good at the political side, the music side suffers, and vice versa.
I like to pace myself at about two minutes of music a day. With ‘Waterworld’ it was closer to five minutes a day, which is uncomfortable and slightly terrifying.
There’s a big difference, as I’m sure you know, it’s a slightly manneristic one, between people of the ’60s and people of ’68. Being a soixante-huitard – it’s so nice to have a French word for it – is very different from just having happened to been a baby boomer in the ’60s.
In my thesis, I made an intellectual exercise out of creating a pair of buildings that were a repeat but slightly different – dissonant things make me uncomfortable.
I always hoped I’d end up playing a lot cooler roles. I do end up playing quite a lot of idiot savants, and I’ve actually started to revel in that slightly.
Even if I tried to be my dad, it would be a mediocre, slightly embarrassing version.
I’m slightly concerned, because as a centre-half who took a lot of knocks to the head I’m not normally synonymous with being a fashion icon.
What I really miss are Club Z brand ketchup chips. That was the Zellers brand. Something about those slightly stale, slightly gross, but kind of delicious chips that remind me of home.
I swear slightly more when there aren’t children around, but not that much.
The only compensation, gained through the influence of nongovernmental organizations, consisted in slightly broadening for private individuals the possibility of access and appeal to the agencies enforcing the Covenant concerned with civil and political rights.
Rene Cassin
A lot of these girls have a goal in life to find a rich guy. I can smell it from a mile away. They won’t catch me! I know what they look like. They come with their little Kelly bag and their Rolex and the Louboutin shoes that are slightly too sexy. Shove off! Do you think I’m going to be the next sucker here?
I always felt slightly grubbier than most American people.
I was a slightly overweight, spiky-fringed, rat’s-tailed ’80s girl who was just showing up. That’s all I’ve ever really done to get here, just kept showing up. Even when I didn’t want to. That’s what I do.
No breed of cats in its proper condition can by any stretch of the imagination be thought of as even slightly ungraceful – a record against which must be pitted the depressing spectacle of impossibly flattened bulldogs, grotesquely elongated dachshunds, hideously shapeless and shaggy Airedales, and the like.
I should be soaring away with my head tilted slightly toward the gods, feeding on the caviar of Shakespeare. An actor must act.
I behave differently in different situations, and I’m slightly unstable and insecure, which I think are natural conditions of what I do. And I have a weird ear. Whatever I hear, I emulate. When I was a kid I did impressions: Forrest Gump, Rain Man, really big caricatures.
In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.
Charles Lyell
Especially as a teenager, you were so fond of Schiaparelli because she was slightly extreme, rebellious, and iconoclastic as well. That appeals to teenagers!
Marco Zanini
Many things embarrass me, but reading isn’t one of them. I’m not ashamed of my slightly weird collection of prison memoirs. Nor the flaky meditation books. After all, I can pretend I never read those.
The best start-ups might be considered slightly less extreme kinds of cults. The biggest difference is that cults tend to be fanatically wrong about something important. People at a successful start-up are fanatically right about something those outside it have missed.
I think when actors run away from their work that they’re slightly crazy, really!
My designs are slightly subversive in their way; it can be in the cut or the colour, but they’re always obtainable: they’re not so difficult that a 40-year-old woman wanting to go to a cocktail party looking foxy and a little bit different in something well-made would be alienated by them.
The home viewing experience is slightly different and there’s room for these kinds of extra excursions.
Food was supposed to be a slightly bigger part of ‘Heartburn,’ and it actually didn’t turn out to be because of me. I just didn’t find a way to make it a bigger part of the movie as I should have, and we cut several scenes in which food was a major character.
I’m a Luddite with computers, and I’m slightly worried about being hacked as well.
I realised quite early on that, although I wasn’t trying to make a career speciality of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals.
Be able to suffer wearing a necktie or slightly high heels for an entire evening without complaint or early removal.
The Dutch do have a slightly odd sense of humour.
Slightly embarrassing admission: Even when I was a kid, I used to have these little spy books, and I would, like, see what everybody was doing in my neighborhood and log it down.
Im good at getting information and synthesizing it. Its not that I doubt myself on that. Its, do you have the Ph.D. first-class brain or do you have the really good second-class brain? Because I came from a very academic culture, I always slightly felt I wasnt in the very top group.
I think that I make chords when I paint, so I think you would be listening to the cello. It’s deep, and it’s resonant. A lot of people have compared me to Brahms – that slightly melancholic sensuality that’s highly structured. Well, that describes my work right there.
My mum is very driven and has always kept me busy… She used to say to me, ‘Nobody likes a teenager. So use your teenage years to work. Then enjoy your life when you’re slightly older.’
When I emerge from filming I feel slightly out of synch with real life, but it’s also a relief.
I’ve had enough of the bleak headlines and divisive politics, dark TV dramas and hate-filled social media. I’m embracing a new movement with a slightly ridiculous name and a single mission, to make the world a better place. It’s called ‘hopepunk’.
I was terrible at sport at school. I was fat, which made things slightly tougher, but it also meant that people were encouraging to the point of patronising.
A lot of writers, especially crime writers, have an image that we think we’re trying to keep up with. You’ve got to be seen as dark and slightly dangerous. But I’m not like that and I’ve realised that I don’t need to put that on. People will buy the books whether they see a photo of you dressed in black or not.
The worst thing that being an artist could do to you would be that it would make you slightly unhappy constantly.
While I try to retain the slightly odd perspective and some of the innocence, it’s really liberating to be able to talk/rant about all the stuff that bothers me.
Anyone you give a ton of money to is going to go slightly crazy. I don’t think comedians are particularly special in that regard; they just are better or more vocal in their expressions of their craziness.
There has been this slightly naive and perhaps arrogant view that technology can completely reinvent the political system and the way that government and politics works, which is ridiculous.
Shifting gears from my journalistic work to bakery life allows me to step away and see things from a different perspective. Some of my most creative ideas or biggest aha moments have come when I was immersed in one job while thinking about the other from a slightly removed point of view.
Elizabeth Chambers
There is actually quite a lot of crossover between the quacks and drug companies. They use the same tricks and tactics to bamboozle people into buying their pills, but drug firms can afford to use slightly more sophisticated versions.
A lot of people have got into it because of money, but true comedians do it because they can’t help it, and feel slightly removed doing anything else. That were case with me.
I’ve played a lot of villains, and I always feel slightly upset when people say, ‘You were so bad!’
I’m a product of the ’60s and the ’70s – slightly rebellious back then in college, not so much in high school, when I got to college I think I was. And I think a lot of where I’m at right now is rooted in a lot of hypocrisy that I recognized back then that I never wanted to be personally.
Maybe I should say that memory interests me a great deal, because I think we all tell stories of our lives to ourselves as well as to other people. Well, women do, anyway. Women do this a lot. And I think when men get older, they do this too, but maybe in slightly different terms.
I’m fascinated by historical fashion, and I like to live in the past slightly. If I could walk around all day dressed in a crinoline, I would.
I had a happy, dramafree youth, growing up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Dallas, Texas. The only thing that was slightly unusual compared to most of my friends was that I was an only child… I don’t think that’s why my parents gave me a dummy, at least they’ve never copped to it.
Manic depressive people often have incredible energy and a slightly skewed, but nonetheless valid, way of looking at things.
I would be lying if I said I cut out all dessert. When I’m training, I try to satisfy those cravings with a slightly healthier dessert, like a piece of dark chocolate or whipped cream and strawberries. Those are two of my favorites!
Josie Loren
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in.
I have no idea why people want to watch puppets be the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It’s beyond my comprehension.
Daniel Tosh
When you have no money in New York, you’re living in a shoebox, and it’s freezing. When you have no money in L.A., you’re living in a slightly larger shoebox, and you can go outside and feel okay about your life for a minute.
So I suppose this slightly mature fashion sense happened because of what I had.
Set up a situation that presents you with something slightly beyond your reach.
We’ve always been a slightly specialist interest, and as you get older, for specialist interest programmes I think broadcasters are probably looking for younger talent, really.
In fact, sometimes when a short film is done well, you wish that it could be slightly longer.
In my early career as a documentarian, I suppose I was trying to make films which – where it was all about making a big cinematic statement, and I think with ‘Marley,’ I slightly changed my direction and adopted a more mellow approach.
I love when things can repeat and you can make things slightly different each time and just react to the music and react to the recording.
I keep lip gloss everywhere. It always makes me feel like I am slightly put together.
I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.
I’ve always loved melody and pop hooks, slightly left of centre but I have always tried to balance it with songs that have lyrics you can sing along to.
Is it OK to admit to being slightly obsessed with the TV programme ‘Great British Menu?’
None of us had any idea of how successful Downton was going to be. I thought I was signing up for another period drama that had a slightly modern feel. It had a freedom about it because it was coming out of the head of Julian Fellowes. Anything could happen and generally did.
Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
I’ve jokingly said that everything I’m doing now is filling up the hours before I die, but I do feel that slightly. I have no religious beliefs so this is the ride. This is it. So I’m just like anyone, I suppose, trying to fill out the days in the most interesting way possible.
If I look in the mirror when I get up or before going to bed at night, I see a man of average ugliness with stubble, an unruly mane of hair, a squint nose, slightly protruding ears, and bags under my eyes. But I also see a man who’s completely happy with the figure staring back at him.
I am slightly shocked to have gone as far as I have.
No, people don’t heckle me. I think it’s because there’s this big, black guy on stage and it’s slightly daunting.
I sort of feel like if you’re slightly marginalized, you’re hungrier, and you can take more risks and be more playful.
I think comedy is the perfect vehicle for that which is slightly beyond life.
I will admit to being slightly embarrassed that I am getting tattoos relatively late in life. Tattoos are meant to be something you get in your 20s when you’re actually worried about your appearance.
So many shows don’t have laugh tracks now that, when you hear it, it can be slightly jarring.
Although there’s an inherent light-heartedness to ‘Sherlock,’ I slightly err towards not doing the comedy.
The pace is different on a film set. It’s slightly slower, allowing for a little more wiggle room. Sometimes there is a bit more room to explore and work on the floor. On a TV set, you really have to be ultra-prepared and ready to deliver because time is so tight. Not that you don’t have to be prepared for film.
Jodi Balfour
The relationship you have with your mother is like nothing else. They do kind of know everything about you, even though they don’t confront it. That is often a dynamic from childhood onwards. As a teenager, you want to be independent and do slightly furtive things.
I’ve always loved the rustic, slightly worn style of Canvas and that element of an artisanal hand. It’s so inherently chic.
I’m never going to be in something as commercially successful as ‘Harry Potter‘ ever again. It’s impossible. So that gives me incredible freedom to go off and make the slightly off-the-wall films that I want to make.
I am genuinely slightly vague and chaotic in my habits. For good or ill, you know.
I went to Eton, that’s a slightly controversial issue, but it’s an interesting subject to try and come across as likable and self-aware and possibly even defeat a couple of stereotypes.
Ivo Graham
I was always dressing up as a kid. I had a dress for all the Los Angeles bar and bat mitzvahs that I was going to when I was 13 which I was crazy for. It was green, dark, shimmery. Very 1980s. It was slightly off-the-shoulder, which I thought was very sophisticated.
I love novels, and I read them more than anything, but stories cut in sharp and hard and are able to reveal things in a different way: they’re highly charged, a slightly newer form, and inherently more contemporary.
I have a slightly crap blog where I opine on anything that occurs to me and run the occasional silly competition.
Mark Lawrence
I think I have that love of colour in common with Eric, my character on ‘Sex Education.’ That said, his look is often slightly off-kilter – the shoes will be a bit too ‘out there,’ or the trousers will be leopardprint or something. I like to think I’m a bit more put together than him.
I have only a couple of Super 6s now, but I do have quite a few black-face Fenders around the studio. They all have slightly different character and tone, so I keep collecting them.
Everybody in Georgia is musical, but I was slightly obsessed.
I want to feel I have the energy I will need as an older mother having a younger baby. It’s really important that when I’m 51, and my daughter is 10, that I feel I can still run around and do things with her, and feel the energy of a slightly younger woman having their kids at school.
I have no animus toward digital, though I still pretty much take everything on a silver-based negative, either a wet plate or just regular silver 8×10. But I’ve started messing a little bit with scanning the negative and then reworking it just slightly.
I’ve got to confess… I do feel slightly like I’ve been born in the wrong time.
The thing about having a very young audience in the theatre is that sometimes they laugh at the bullying scenes. It’s really interesting, what that means. It still confuses me slightly, you know; someone‘s getting quite brutally bullied on stage and people are laughing. I think it’s very hard being young.
With something that’s not based just in comedy, you can be a bit weirder in a slightly realistic way.
The emphasis in ‘Notting Hill‘ was perhaps, I thought, slightly more on the romance than on the comedy. But I think ‘Mickey Blue Eyes‘ is maybe slightly more on the comedy. And the tone on ‘Mickey Blue Eyes,’ it’s a far sillier film.
Morvern Callar’s’ a really weird film, in a sense, where I was trying to experiment with taking things in a different direction, and it kind of half works and it half doesn’t. And I kind of felt with that film that perhaps I should have pushed it more into the realms of black comedy slightly.
Beethoven was always too much. He’s not slightly anything – he’s very everything.
I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.
David Eddings
I think, for me, I just keep feeling the need to prove yourself, and thats probably from having a slightly overpowering father.
Pretty much every comic that you see live is going to be slighter ruder, slightly darker and slightly more scary. But there are restrictions when you’re on the telly. I’m not trying to rude it up for live. I just have to restrict myself on the telly.
My slightly scary moment while travelling was when I decided to run across the Golden Gate Bridge in California. The weather was unbearably cold, and by the time I got to the bridge, it was already 8 P.M. I had about an hour to run across and come back, as the gate would shut by 9.
I usually just go on Google and spend my hours just Googling Jennifer Beals. I think it’s possible that I have a slightly unordinary obsession with her. YouTube videos. Interviews with her. Pictures I put on my desktop and my phone.
Adhir Kalyan
I get slightly annoyed if I’ve got bushy eyebrows or I haven‘t got any make-up on, but apart from that I love chatting to new people.
When I was making my first record, I think I felt slightly trapped by my mind and my genre. I think in one way, that archaic language I was using came from a kind of mild obsession with the devil.
Every wedding is slightly different from the other. But you always get to meet the funny uncle and the weirdo relatives, and there’s always someone trying to beat you up for not playing enough Beatles songs or something.
Longest book was ‘2666’ by Roberto Bolano, and it was an irregular reading experience. I read the first four parts during a cross-country plane trip, reading at slightly slower-than-usual speed but surprised at how accessible the book was compared with ‘The Savage Detectives.’
My mum, Olwen, was a bright and talkative woman who loved a gossip and a story and was given slightly to malapropisms. And she was Welsh, so, of course, she sang.
I was 26 when I went to my first acting class. I’m naturally quite shy. I’m a quite private person. There’s this really strange acting class in New York called Black Nexxus. For someone who’s slightly shy or self-conscious, it’s the most frightening thing you can do.
Hannah Ware
Even though my approach is slightly different, the Luke Cage of ‘Jessica Jones’ is no stranger to the Luke Cage of Marvel‘s ‘Luke Cage.’ It’s really a continuation to a certain extent. It’s just got a little different flavor, but it’s still the same suit.
At 16, I started reading trashy stuff, anything slightly naughty and risque.
I like to write from a slightly sad or complicated place. But with a sense of hope and happiness at the same time.
I am 100 per cent Virgo, stubborn, over-organised, slightly abstracted from the rest of the world.
For the first actual comedy-comedy I did, I took a comedy class in New York, which was full of slightly unhinged people. It was a pretty depressing crowd, very angry and strange people. But then I took a class at the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I loved those people.
I only use Tinder to have horrible conversations with people. I accidentally liked this man on there and he sent me some really horrendous things. I was like, ‘I’m gonna be even more horrendous.’ I was by myself, having the time of my life. Then I felt slightly sick.
What people see the first family do has an effect. And from a slightly different aspect, I think that family living in the White House is going to have a profound effect on many Americans.
George Stevens, Jr.
I do know that I have always been one of life’s observers, always standing slightly on the outside, watching.
I’ve been able to make some wonderful films, but sometimes you make films with great passion – great belief – and these films slightly don’t work at the box office, and they become your favorite films.
Yash Chopra
I’m a huge history buff, so I just love to research, and I’m also slightly lazy.
It is difficult to portray grey characters because there is a very thin line between being nasty and slightly negative.
I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.
My first job was to run a concessions cart. Later, I found a position at the Pacific Film Archive. Thus began a long series of jobs, each one slightly better than the last, that continued for a decade, until I sold my first novel, and still goes on, even now.
I find it slightly uncomfortable to see my face on a bus or a poster. I like just being known by my friends and family.
Jack Gleeson
Top Gear’ is for the whole family, regardless of gender, sitting down together to enjoy some slightly silly escapism.
I walk away from jobs generally feeling good about it and that I’ve done a good job. And it’s always slightly deflating when I see the film thing because it’s still me up there.
I’m good at winding up British people, but Americans are slightly different. A lot of them are more stoical. They’re harder to get a reaction out of more of the time.
After touring an album, you have this strange void that follows it, where you feel slightly displaced, like you’ve just finished with the circus and you’ve got to find a new job. You think, OK, what shall we do next.
In the post-war United States, you had this race to the suburbs. Cities shrank, the suburbs got bigger – and the notion of community changed drastically. You went from all being very close together to all being spaced apart and slightly suspicious of one another.
As a batter you are generally playing a mental game most of the time and having too long to prepare can work against you – you can almost fry yourself out before a Test match or feel slightly fatigued two games in because you have spent too long preparing.
We were in Shetland for over a month so when we arrived back in Glasgow I felt quite disorientated. It was just everything, the noise, the people. It was weird that after just a month in Shetland I felt slightly assaulted by the city.
Football is generally a working-class sport, and because of the fact I went to private school and was brought up slightly differently, people think that makes me a different person.
At Wimbledon if it is slightly wet you don’t even play the match. At the French Open you need to just get on with it and somehow adjust.
I’m a big fan of Lou Reed, and I do a lot of talking through songs. It’s more effective with my vocal limitations and also more powerful to slightly sing sometimes. It depends on the emotion, but I’m never going to try to compete with great singers.
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.
I was questioning what it means to be a man. I didn’t feel as masculine as I thought I should. I was out of shape, slightly depressed, inactive, and didn’t feel like I belonged to something. I started thinking about what the definition of a man is, and realized they’re all these archaic tropes.
In fact I was slightly badly behaved at school and got in trouble. I would get a bee in my bonnet about something I thought wasn’t right, and I would ape about too, to make everybody laugh. That was my way through my girls’ school, because I wasn’t very academic.
When they meet a stand-up comic, people sometimes remark: ‘That must be the hardest job in the world.’ Among comedians, only Freddie Starr is not embarrassed and slightly appalled by this remark.
All reality TV shows are a triumph of voyeurism. They choose contestants who are ill-suited and slightly freakish.
Coming from the Malayalam sets, when I went to Telugu, people told me that I wasn’t acting and that it felt dead. It was very subtle in Malayalam, while it is slightly dramatic in Telugu. It is quite fascinating to understand what each industry expects of you and work according to that.
At a certain point, to remain slightly tangential to wherever I was became a way of ‘being Tony‘: by not being anything that everyone else was.
Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader‘s daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.
Sometimes, the other characters are too normal and then you start to be brought back to reality but then Luna shows up and she is just so funny and cool and honest and slightly mad and she’s all that matters. She is 100% true. She puts on no shows, because she is so comfortable with herself.
Evanna Lynch
I suppose to the outside world I do seem slightly obsessed. But I once had a balance problem with my inner ear, and the fear loitered. Yet I have found that golf is like a yoga procedure for me: it’s had wonderful, sedative, remedial qualities for my day-to-day life.
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man’s October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer‘s death as winter tightens its grip.
The conquest of the earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses than ourselves, is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much.
I’ve always been slightly preoccupied with death or whatever those kind of silly big questions people will tell you to not spend your time worrying about.
I’d say that La Liga is slightly more technical than the Premier League.
Some films really do take years to get going, but I’d say that most of the films I want to do are slightly smaller projects. Some could be sketches. They’re not all oil paintings.
I like dialogue that is slightly more brittle than life. I have always admired and wished to write one of those 1940s film scripts where every line is written with a sharpness and economy that is frankly artificial.
The worst teacher in America could never do as much damage as the worst police officer in America. But the right wing has never even been slightly curious about evaluating the job performance of police officers.
I mean, you’ve kind of got the track down, especially with ovals. The only thing that improves is that when race conditions come, you know what to expect slightly more from the track and from your car.
Now ‘90210’ is returning with an all-new cast of slightly more plausible teens. I’ll be honest: I wish the old cast was back. Ideally, this spin-off would be an Ice Storm-esque exploration of the West Beverly gang‘s bleak adult lives.
Fiction is like a spider‘s web, attached ever so slightly perhaps, but still attached to life at all four corners. Often the attachment is scarcely perceptible.
I’m trying to write poems that involve beginning at a known place, and ending up at a slightly different place. I’m trying to take a little journey from one place to another, and it’s usually from a realistic place, to a place in the imagination.
I hope my kids can experience the seasons and a climate that’s sustainable. The idea that things are going to be so very different for them is slightly scary.
The Northwest, to make a generalization, is a fairly sensitive populace. Slightly self-conscious and very self-reflexive.
Mothers are all slightly insane.
I don’t feel that I’m particularly political. I’m interested in politics; I’ll express my view if I feel strongly about something, but humanitarian issues, I think, are slightly different.
There’s a lot of trickery that can go on in the studio, and there’s a lot that one can do – none of which I am interested in even slightly. I mean, you can actually tune vocals and stuff like that, but it’s so hideous, I can’t believe it.
I had an inspirational teacher at my junior school: Peter Nixon. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and slightly scary – a good combination for a teacher.
I think there’s a danger of becoming too familiar with things, isn’t there? That you kind of, when you’re used to seeing the same things every day, you see those things come what may, and you don’t see maybe the interesting things just slightly out of view behind them.
I will say, ‘The Michael J. Fox Show’ is funnier than ‘Breaking Bad‘ – not that ‘Breaking Bad’ isn’t funny, but this is funnier and slightly less violent.
A children’s author on a soapbox is not a pleasant sight but I have become drawn into issues, slightly unwillingly, relating to young people, literacy and youth justice: just look at the number of young people we have locked up in prison, and the uselessness of it.
I’d rather lose large than win slightly. I think life is an oil painting, not a watercolor.
Acting is a community where you come in and out of each other’s lives. I’m slightly envious of the Golden Age of Hollywood. It must have been frustrating to be owned by the studio, but it was also like being in a company, working with the same people, and that appeals to me.
The kimono, haori, and girdle, and even the long hanging sleeves, have only parallel seams, and these are only tacked or basted, as the garments, when washed, are taken to pieces, and each piece, after being very slightly stiffened, is stretched upon a board to dry.
Money is… I’m very conscious of it because I have it. It’s powerful, man. It can change you ever so slightly, ever so slowly, and all of a sudden you’re addicted to a million-dollar lifestyle and you’ve got no choice but to make a bad movie.
These days it seems that every big, new, heavily promoted children’s book is rather like the ghost of poor old Jacob Marley. Each one comes trailing a long, clanking chain of references – in the form of overexcited press releases and slightly hysterical jacket blurbs – to bestsellers of a supposedly similar nature.
Tony Bradman
At some point, I picked up an old library copy of ‘To The Lighthouse‘ someone had bought for 25 cents. I began to read and didn’t stop until the sun had blistered my back. A mysterious rightness, a beautiful submerged truth had invaded me, one that has ever since seemed slightly beyond my grasp.
I’m better with my hands, and I always loved the slightly romantic idea of starting with bits of wood and being able to create something to sit on, to eat from, to store your clothes in.
Beard’s secret is always to be slightly on the edge but to pull back from disaster at the last minute.
A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
William Styron
A man is attractive when he is slightly disturbing like a woman, a woman when she’s a little disturbing like a man.
If I had my druthers, I think a ‘Cyborg’ standalone would be a slightly more intimate story. One of the things that I always think is interesting with these sort of universes is, whenever there’s a world-threatening crisis, it always makes you wonder, ‘Where are the other members of the group? Why didn’t they show up?’
That is how you get to be a writer, incidentally: you feel somehow marginal, somehow slightly off-balance all the time.
I would think the correlation between an era of increased globalization and an increased desire to participate in an entrepreneurial endeavor is not a coincidence. When interconnectedness is at a peak due to technological advances, the ability to spawn something new is slightly easier.
I was going to go and do what I should do as a filmmaker and make slightly larger films each time, learn my craft, make mistakes and solve them.
All of the awards, applause, Twitter followers, shoes, it will all go away eventually. But if I can leave the world slightly more hopeful, inspired, and more healed than when I arrived, I did my job.
My mission was always intended to be slightly outside the public eye, because that makes me appear more interesting than I really am. A lot of people don’t realise that merely by staying away, you can create a myth.
Julian Cope
The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting.
It’s true that Americans are less than thrilled with President Obama and congressional Democrats. Their approval ratings are nothing to celebrate. But electoral politics is a zero-sum game. If one side loses, then the other side wins. Success depends on being just slightly less odious than your opponent.
I like writing people from a slightly sharp angle and then throwing more light on them. I think in life we see somebody and make judgments very quickly about who they are and what they are. Or we think people are boring because they appear ordinary.
Im an entirely one-paced runner, but occasionally I try and go into a slightly higher speed and usually pull my dodgy hamstring. So I just potter along with my rather odd bow-legged running style.
I’ve never once heard my mum shout and she’s 83 now. She’s incredible. She’s very, very happy, slightly eccentric but loves laughing, which I do too.
The art of politics consists in knowing precisely when it is necessary to hit an opponent slightly below the belt.
Konrad Adenauer
I’ve been slightly hypoglycemic since I was a kid, so I have to make sure I eat in the morning and get my sugar.
Despite the name, ‘lift and coast’ does not mean cruising. You’re trying to be as fast as you can, and you’re still going through the corner on the limit, but you have to approach the corner slightly differently; otherwise, you won’t make the end of the race.
I’ve always loved slightly ugly shoes. Or even very ugly shoes.
I think that I was slightly naive. I thought that if I showed people the beauty of the Arctic and the beauty of the polar bears that they would care so much that they would stand up and try to make a change.
I think when a lot of actors hear improv, they think of throwing a line in or doing a slightly different take.
I player my lower-lofted irons slightly higher-up in my stance. Not as much as variable-length, but a little further up can help golfers adapt to the lower-lofted irons.
The waves travel with the velocity of light and slightly squeeze and stretch space transverse to the direction of their motion. The first waves we measured came from the collision of two black holes each about 30 times the mass of our sun.
My ministerial career is 100 percent behind me, so I can be slightly braver about taking positions which I did argue for while in office, but was constrained by collective responsibility.
I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they’re trying to write about. They have music.
Mine is slightly ginger and patchy so it’s not really a hipster beard.
What that means initially is that you have alot of products that are only slightly better games in the same genre on another machine – and the titles that really take advantage of the machine come along later.
Trip Hawkins
In my early twenties, the whole experience of going on tour was like losing myself in this slightly wild environment.
I think sometimes parents and teachers fail to stretch kids. My mother had a very good sense of how to stretch me just slightly outside my comfort zone.
I think a lot of kids feel alone and slightly isolated and in their own world.
Everybody that loves Nancy loves it in a slightly condescending way. Nancy is comics reduced to their most elemental level.
Bill Griffith
Oxford has a slightly mythical rep, particularly for people who haven’t been there.
Imagination should always be treasured, even when it’s slightly off-key.
I’m clearly doing what I want. I hope kids can see my act and feel like they can be slightly more comfortable in their own skin because I’m being so ridiculously comfortable in mine. I’m not that comfortable in my skin the moment I walk offstage. But I try to project that while I’m on it.
As a writer, it’s a great narrative tool to have that character who is slightly detached but at the same time observant of his reality, because I think that’s pretty much what being a writer is – being there, watching and internalizing.
For most people, their wealth accrues slowly, and at any given point they say, ‘Okay, I should kick up my standard of living because now I’ve earned slightly more wealth.’ I went from the dorm room to having a billion dollars.
Dustin Moskovitz
The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the controls, caught the public imagination as a true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter.
And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool.
Adam Brody
I was always the slightly fat kid, which used to bother me quite a bit.
I’m a slightly obnoxious person.
Chelsea Morning is a great Joni Mitchell song and I guess I’m partial to her lyrics because they show me a slightly different perspective on life.
The Almeida’s artistic director, Rupert Goold, brought me Mike Bartlett’s ‘King Charles III’ with the slightly apologetic warning that it was in blank verse, but, of course, that appealed to me.
It is never wise to try to appear to be more clever than you are. It is sometimes wise to appear slightly less so.
William Whitelaw
Female directors are slightly less vociferous.
My comedy is for children from three to 93. You do need a slightly childish sense of humour and if you haven’t got that, it’s very sad.
I was a slightly melancholy child and I think films were a way of escaping for me.
I have been very lucky, because I have quite an innocent face and a lot of people are looking for a character who is tough and yet soft and slightly girly. That’s why they call me up.
All of us are mad. If it weren’t for the fact every one of us is slightly abnormal, there wouldn’t be any point in giving each person a separate name.
Ugo Betti
I’ve always been slightly hesitant about generalizing movies made by men and women being different in their nature; I think movies by each director are different. Having said that, I think that it’s kind of disgraceful that there aren’t more female directors.
Valyrian is oddly easier than Dothraki. It’s got a more lyrical flow to it that feels more familiar to the way I speak. That makes it slightly easier.
Have you noticed the physical resemblance between Imran Khan and Gaddafi? If you were making a movie of the life of Gaddafi and you wanted a slightly better-looking version of Gaddafi, you might cast Imran Khan.
You realise that, with ‘Rick and Morty,’ each episode is so deep and dense it is extraordinary. It slightly annoys me that it’s so good; it’s almost unbeatable as a TV show.
I can’t help slightly falling in love with every character I write about. And I quite like writing about people who are vilified.
I just consider myself slightly left-of-center. I’m not your average bear. I – what’s the word? I’m not – normal.
I’m in trouble because I’m normal and slightly arrogant. A lot of people don’t like themselves and I happen to be totally in love with myself.
I mean, look, we’re living in a country where you can’t have a non-denominational response. If you’re slightly critical of either party, all of the partisans jump on you like you’re a lunatic.
Coogee is a delightful, slightly old-fashioned suburb; it has parks and gardens and reserves, a good well-kept beach, and an excellent promenade above the beach. It is a suburb for people who appreciate those aspects of life.
Richie Benaud
The thing with drama is you’re allowed to invent people who are maybe slightly better than real people.
The dream of empire died when Shanghai surrendered without a fight. Even at the age of 11 or 12, I knew that no amount of patriotic newsreels would put the Union Jack jigsaw together again. From then on, I was slightly suspicious of all British adults.
Solo artists are generally totally insane. Elton John? Slightly eccentric. George Michael? He’s mad as custard.
I’m obviously slightly ill, because there is a burning desire to be perfect in me. It’s probably the Catholic, or the ex-Catholic in me.
I don’t know anything about tech, but I do know something about slightly socially crippled and overly cerebral guys.
I’ve written a detective series myself, set in an imaginary, and slightly futuristic, Chinese city. The novels have an extremely tenuous relationship with the real world, since the hero is the city’s Hell and ends up with a sidekick who is a demon.
Liz Williams
I’m feeling in the earth a massive shift, in especially female consciousness, that is… slightly different than feminism. It feels like this mass reexamination of the stories we’re being told.
Brigette Lundy-Paine
I enjoy being slightly scared.
Slightly forgettable movies can sometimes make great musicals.
I used to like beer, but it makes me feel slightly queasy.
I was at a film premiere that George Clooney was attending and I was very star-struck. We weren’t having a long conversation or anything, but I was definitely slightly in awe of him.
British audiences tend to want to see their own lives reflected on TV, whereas American audiences are quite aspirational and enjoy high-concept shows that show them lives that are perhaps slightly more exciting than they aspire to.
Adam Rayner
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but I think if the picture is made in MS Paint, the going rate might be slightly less.
I feel slightly uneasy at the way historians are consulted as if history is going to repeat itself. It never does.
My perspective is hard because I look at wardrobe from very much a guy’s perspective. You look at my closet and I have pairs of black jeans and five button-downs, but one’s silk, one’s cotton. They all are slightly different, so that’s my perspective.
My dad was an actor, and he made it all seem quite magical. It felt like a slightly subversive thing, telling stories, when all of my other friends’ parents were builders or bank clerks. It’s always seemed quite magical to me.
An awful lot of successful technology companies ended up being in a slightly different market than they started out in. Microsoft started with programming tools, but came out with an operating system. Oracle started doing contracts for the CIA. AOL started out as an online video gaming network.
Sometimes I’ve sat outside, not to tan, but as a result of that I ended up tanning slightly.
There’s something to be said for being sleepy-eyed. I love sleepy eyes – that sort of vulnerability of being slightly discombobulated because you don’t know where you are. But I like that vulnerability. It’s sexy to me.
I’m a bit of a vault of secrets. I’m a victim of English reserve, which is slightly in contrast to how I communicate when I auction.
Matisse was very clear about saying that you have to blow your own trumpet and explain yourself, which I think has been slightly forgotten.
Howard Hodgkin
I would get fit after having each of my children but it was always slightly tainted with guilt because I would feel guilty if they were with a nanny or at nursery while I was working out.
If developed countriescitizens want to feel slightly better about their economies‘ slow growth and high unemployment, they should contemplate how much worse matters could be without the institutions that they have.
I don’t mind playing somebody who’s not likable, or makes the audience feel slightly conflicted.
As I come towards the end of my life, you get to see things in a slightly different perspective.
‘The Split‘ is actually really hopeful – although it’s left me reeling slightly, thinking about what we do to each other in the name of love, within the contract of marriage.
Whatever happened to the tomboy I used to be, the slightly rebellious rocker?
Brenda Lee
It is well-documented that Bournemouth like to play football. I think I can give them a slightly different dimension when the ball goes into the box.
My life has been a series of slightly happy accidents.
Why, on my mother’s birthday, am I thinking about ‘Father Knows Best?’ At our house, mother knew best at least as often as father did, but then the title of the old sitcom, a homogenized portrait of American family life, was meant to be slightly sardonic.
A lot of times, in a store, clothes appear strange to me, their cuts or flourishes arbitrary. Why is this look stylish now? How long will it be stylish for? It’s slightly embarrassing to admit this – because, as a novelist, I’m supposed to be observant – but I’m flummoxed by the way other women dress.
Coming out, for me, was slightly painful. It was a relief, but it was also painful.
I prefer my men slightly overweight. Having said that, my ultimate dream man is Jimmy Nail and he’s skinny.
Yes, there is some evidence that migration can slightly depress wages at the bottom end of the labour market, but that’s an argument for a genuine living wage, for ensuring all workers are employed on the same terms and conditions, and for extending unionisation.
I’ve always liked TV shows that have slightly unlikable leads, where you root for them in spite of a lot of things. I know it’s not common with shows with young people; they have to be so likable. But, I mean, teenagers just generally aren’t very likable. I know I wasn’t as a teenager.
As I’ve got older, I’ve got slightly more fussy. You’ve got less time; you need to use it wisely.
Humanity is mind-controlled and only slightly more conscious than your average zombie.
Like many of you, I’ve always been slightly obsessed with vampires, dating back to the prime-time series ‘Dark Shadows,’ which I followed avidly as a kid.
I married somebody who likes the way I look. If I changed my hair every year, and I reinvented myself in time-honoured pop fashion, I think understandably the person I’m married to would grow slightly sick of me.
I knew that I wanted to write about a very young woman because I wanted to see the eyes of the art world in a fresh or even slightly naive way. Because there’s something very honest about entering a room and not having a read on everyone there.
I like carbs and I like junk food, and I don’t gain any weight from them, so I’ve been slightly abusive of my body because of this.
Nearly one in four women will experience domestic violence during her lifetime. And slightly more than half of female victims of domestic violence live in households with children under age 12.
Whenever someone has an unorthodox approach, different to what a standard boxer would look like, they write it off as being bad. They never seem to look at the normal approach to boxing and think that it might be slightly outdated.
It’s not all ‘Jane Eyre’ out there. In her sweet, honorable, slightly passive-aggressive way, Jane was as perfect as a protagonist can get while remaining interesting; in fact, she’s one of my favorites. But most characters are more morally ambiguous.
I was greatly influenced by ‘The Goons’ and ‘Monty Python‘ reconstituting what comedy was – it could come from a funny word, not just a set up and a pay-off. I liked the zaniness; they were satirical, slightly saucy and very literary in their references.
Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way.
Andrew Eldritch
And so I have studied, I have to tell you, revolutions and uprisings for a long time. They are all slightly different, but what they all look for is some kind of a mechanism to go from an authoritarian system to an open, democratic system.
On a bike, being just slightly above pedestrian and car eye level, one gets a perfect view of the goings-on in one’s own town.
I was initially rather charmed by David Cameron, but I think he’s revealing himself to be a slightly darker and less charismatic figure than he first appeared. There’s a brutality about him.
From a good lie in the middle of a fairway bunker, I’ll make the same swing as I do from an average fairway lie. I’ll dig my feet in slightly and keep my lower body stable so I won’t slip, but I don’t change my club selection or setup. It’s only when the ball is sitting down in the sand that I’ll make some modifications.
In the entertainment business, everybody is desperately insecure, and the guys in Silicon Valley seem to be slightly overconfident.
If you came from Mars and tried to analyse British or American society through novels, you’d think our society was preponderantly full of middle-aged, slightly alcoholic, middle-class, intellectual men, most of whom are divorced from their families and have nothing to do with children.
It may well be our brains are wired up to be slightly more optimistic than they should be.
I fancy all the Disney princes, obviously. I also fancy some objects and animals that are in Disney films, like the French Candlestick from ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ and I used to be slightly jealous of the feather duster that he used to slightly get off with.
You know, I was really privileged to meet Woody Allen, who is now a filmmaker, let’s be honest. He’s also an actor. And he’s classic. And because I have no conception of what classic fashion is now, I respond to his slightly outdated sensibilities.
All audiences should be slightly off balance.
Richard Thompson
The Cricket All Stars was lot of fun. To see all those legends sitting there together, talking cricket and respecting you for who you are, was an amazing feeling. My father was slightly jealous of me.
If one tries to think about history, it seems to me – it’s like looking at a range of mountains. And the first time you see them, they look one way. But then time changes, the pattern of light shifts. Maybe you’ve moved slightly, your perspective has changed. The mountains are the same, but they look very different.
I like interesting casting, and casting people who you think might be slightly different in parts.
I’m always up for collaborating with people who are slightly leftfield.
Naturally, when it comes to voting, we in Texas are accustomed to discerning that fine hair’s-breadth worth of difference that makes one hopeless dipstick slightly less awful than the other. But it does raise the question: Why bother?
I’d like to do some things over again. I never want to repeat anything that went well, though – I just want to do better at slightly different things.
I choose my outfits based on the shows on a particular day. If there’s an edgier designer, it might be a slightly edgier outfit. I don’t think it matters, but still that’s how I think about it.
I’ve driven all through America and I know there are a lot of clever people between the coasts. But they have a slightly old-fashioned view of the world. Whereas New York is one of the most multicultural, multiracial, tolerant places on Earth.
It slightly depends on your perspective, sort of how you look at these things, but when I sit down to write a script, I’m not planning to write a script; I’m planning to make a film, and so I only see the script as being just a step there.
The complaint with me being on stage was always that I was slightly too naturalistic and not projecting enough. I’ve got quite a soft voice, so that didn’t help.
Lucy Griffiths
Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.
Looking at photographs of New York in 1952, you find a powerfully pre-Eisenhower era – sagging, tired, distressed – and the palette is slightly dissonant.
I’m slightly obsessed with the BBQ – I’ll be cooking breakfast on it next.
In December 2010, we embarked on a slightly strange tour of India. We played every kind of gig you could imagine over two weeks, from sports bars to hotel bars to a beautiful outdoor amphitheatre.
I would always advise if you were to have several egg whites, include a couple of yolks in there because there are some amino acids in the yolks that are slightly lacking in the whites.
In many ways, playing a real person is slightly easier because you have a road map. When you’re playing someone fictitious, there’s myriad ways in. With a real person, there’s boundaries, and that sometimes makes the work easier.
I am always slightly mystified by the whole ‘Snow White‘ story. What are the chances of coming across that many diminutive men living in one house in the woods?
The bigger the crowds get, the more nervous I get. I actually am very comfortable with a half-filled room of people who are slightly disinterested and are irritated at a Barnes & Noble.
It’s an interesting education to listen to cricket commentary when you’re not at the game. When you’re there, which is most of the time for me, it flows over you. But when you’re not there, you look at it in a slightly different way. You pick up things.
I was definitely not the kid that just wanted to be famous for no reason whatsoever and then happened to find comedy. Fame and all that stuff have always been slightly terrifying to me, and it makes me very anxious.
I like my ladies lady-ish, feminine so to speak. I love jeans and hoodies, but the idea of being an ultimate tomboy does slightly confuse me.
I think I’m slightly older than the generation that was really bred on social media – I had Facebook in high school, but I was growing up in a time where these things were relatively new, and every generation below me is growing up having every single thing they do seen. And that is kind of frightening.
I have very fond memories of swimming in Walden Pond when we lived in Boston. You’d swim past a log and see all these turtles sunning themselves. Slightly disturbing if you thought about how many more were swimming around your toes, but also rather wonderful.
Yes, I was invited to make the sound environment at a booth of a huge electronic company, during the Hanover Industrial Fair in 1973. It was a job. Slightly good paid. But not as much as my producer then told the press.
Klaus Schulze
For me, it’s always more difficult and slightly exposing to play something that’s close to yourself. I always like to try to hide, just because I can’t stand the way I look.
I spent five years in Italy, and the Italians have a slightly different lifestyle. Everything is a bit slower and more easygoing. You can feel that when you live there; you become a little more relaxed about typically ‘German‘ things like accuracy and punctuality.
It had rained on some vivid green ferns in Maine and it was quite beautiful. I was moving the camera slightly and studying the ground glass. Looking at those 20 square inches, trying to find out just what were the right elements to include.
Since I got an audience before I even had a comic voice, my material that really wasn’t worthy of an audience somehow got it, slightly unfairly.
Yes, I was slightly outside everything when I was growing up. My mother jokes that I was exchanged at birth. She brought us up to have traditional values. She was absolutely not part of the ’60s generation.
I struggle quite a lot in rehearsals, partly because I’m shy, partly because I still don’t really understand the work that actors and directors do. I love the magic at the end, but the getting there – the wrong turns that are necessary to make something work – I find slightly beguiling and worrying.
I think for me the final push to move to Paris was the fact I wanted an adventure and I was slightly bored of my life in London.
Protest actions and propaganda are two slightly different things.
Vladimir Putin
I like to stand out in the crowd. So anytime a designer offers up items that are a little attention grabbing or pushing the boundaries ever so slightly, I’m always game for that.
I think maybe Mr. Sinise and Mr. Bacon have slightly bigger egos than I do.
Eric Roberts
I’m no good at down-time. I panic slightly and then plan a project or set up a meeting about starting a project.
I’m slightly in awe of writers, such as Sophie Hannah, who follow outlines.
Being honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame alongside the names of some of my childhood heroes is slightly surreal and incredibly awesome.
Israel is slightly smaller than New Jersey. Moses in effect led the tribes of Israel out of the District of Columbia, parted Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, and wandered for forty years in Delaware.
I am a bit O.C.D. I have a colour-coordinated bookcase. The books are arranged by the colour of the spine. It looks cool, but people come in and think I am slightly mental.
The most dangerous untruths are truths slightly distorted.
Try not to get lost in comparing yourself to others. Discover your gifts and let them shine! Softball is amazing that way as a sport. Everyone on the field has a slightly different ability that makes them perfect for their position.
I was always a shy child and slightly hard of hearing, so music was my outlet.
When I first became a journalist, people said, ‘Oh, that must be interesting.’ They saw it as slightly glamorous, slightly edgy. They wanted to know more.
For a human audience, seeing things that are slightly more otherworldly and beyond human power is always really fun and exciting to watch.
The conditions are always slightly better back in the U.K. There’s a lot of distractions when you play away in China and it’s very easy to get on a bad run out there, with various things going on when you play.
We have the capability – physically, technically – to protect the Earth from asteroid impacts. We are now able to very slightly and subtly reshape the solar system in order to enhance human survival.
According to the standard model billions of years ago some little quantum fluctuation, perhaps a slightly lower density of matter, maybe right where we’re sitting right now, caused our galaxy to start collapsing around here.
I’ve always been a geek and slightly awkward… slightly umm… I was never the cool kid at school.
I have four boys aged 10 and under. Fatherhood is lovely but there is this slightly shocking moment when you realise it is not something you just wear and take off.
I was slightly starstruck by Justin Bieber! I mean, he is cute!
Every time Jimmy Scott sings, it’s the same but slightly different. I don’t know how he does that or where he gets that from. I think it’s instinct. Nothing he does is by chance; he’s in complete control of what he’s doing. He’s just beautiful and unique.
I have a driver in London because I am slightly dyslexic and cannot drive in the U.K.; after all, the traffic runs the opposite way to that in the United States.
When I first filmed things, they were always slightly awkward.
What I love about Indiana Jones is he always bites off slightly more than he can chew. The guy he’s fighting is always slightly tougher than he is, but he just refuses to give up. And that’s what makes Indiana Jones a hero: not his superpowers, but his refusal to be beaten.
Neil Cross
I think people hire me for the slightly weird angle that I bring. Part of the trick is keeping it sort of simple; you have to give the impression of not that much music playing when there’s really a lot.
James Horner
I like doing slightly masculine, Savile Row tailoring. A nice jacket. Wearable – it’s almost a dirty word in fashion, wearable, but that’s what I do.
I didn’t grow up in a small New England town like the one in ‘The Sundial.’ I was raised in an apartment building in Queens, not in a sprawling, slightly sinister mansion like the one where the Halloran family resides.
If you set out to do something and you give it your all and it doesn’t work out, be willing to modify your goal slightly. Have the ability to look in another direction. A small shift could guide you to the real purposes of your life.
My mom always let me watch movies that were probably slightly too mature for my age, but she wanted me to see different stories. We grew up with quite a hard life, so she wasn’t afraid to show me that in movies.
Nothing changes overnight unless you win an Oscar. You move up a little bit, but you are always a little fish – just in a slightly bigger pond.
I just think that, for my particular personality, feeling slightly invisible is always a help.
The idea that certain things in life – and in the universe – don’t yield up their secrets is something that requires a slightly more mature reader to accept.
I think there’s a huge amount of magic on television, which is slightly vapid: there’s no real meaning or message behind it; it is simply a trick.
Drummond Money-Coutts
I think Jane Austen is like Shakespeare, in a slightly different way. I think people will continue to revisit these stories because they remain relevant, regardless of how you do them.
Where I think the American actor is slightly at a disadvantage is in vocal technique. I don’t think that words are their friend in the same way that English actors are used to using words: understanding about consonance and how to shade a vowel to show emotional color.
I really think the human experience is very similar for everyone; we’re all doing slightly different versions of the same thing.
My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we’re not joining that nonsense.
Everyone in a complex system has a slightly different interpretation. The more interpretations we gather, the easier it becomes to gain a sense of the whole.
It’s interesting, I’m from a really conservative, suburban town, and a majority of my family are very patriarchal. I mean, I love my family members, but they’re slightly misogynistic, very closed-minded. But I’m sure a lot of us have families like that.
I guess as you get older you sort of see the mechanics, even with the best comedians. There’s admiration for people I admire, but it’s not guttural laughter. It’s a wry ‘Oh, well done, sir.’ But I sort of miss that slightly; I miss the raw joy of comedy I used to get.
I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness.
I love wild, baroque, slightly excessive theatrical ideas, and because television needs so much material, there’s a chance to get some of those odd ideas done.
In Dreams… well, I was slightly overcompensating with that. I was a bit like a director for hire, so maybe I was putting too much imagery that was familiar to me into it.
I think that conservative principles have a broad appeal, and you should state them boldly, and the point of a Conservative election is to do conservative things, not to do Labour things but slightly less damaging.
Both my parents are artists, so that just makes me look at everything slightly different. I listened to different music; I dressed differently. So I kind of grew up without following the pack.
Local television is a slightly different story. It is under much more pressure in the same way that all local businesses are, whether that’s a local newspaper, local radio or local television. But I think television in the aggregate is actually in very good shape.
I have a slightly bourgeois upbringing, I guess. My parents paid for me to go to school, which is nice, but I haven’t gotten a dime since then. I have no trust fund. I wish I did.
My mum was slightly disgruntled with cooking and being in the kitchen.
With some CGI, I think the brain slightly perceives that things aren’t real. There’s no gravity, the light’s not quite real, the shadows aren’t quite real.
I do admit to being slightly in love with Christopher Walken.
I would love to have more original material developed. ‘Pacific Rim’ has made that slightly more possible.
We talked a lot about The Best Intentions and how we could shoot certain scenes in different ways with slightly different bits of dialogue and information, so that later on, we could cut the piece more easily and it would still feel complete, even though it was shorter.
Bille August
There’s definitely something about the impact of social media in terms of people being able to go from slightly angry with each other to ‘fight’ very quickly.
Nowadays people’s visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will.
Robert Doisneau
There is nothing as nervous as a highly overbought and slightly crazy stock market dominated by greedy small investors and day traders all out to squeeze a huge profit out of the present bull run.
I was a slightly geeky kid.
Joe Mansueto
When I bought my first little flat, it was two bedrooms, so I got Sarah Phelps to live with me. My years-later-to-be husband was slightly thinking, ‘Why are you inviting your friends to live with you?’ I was very resistant to leaving my friends.
Soccer may not explain the world or even contain the world. But it makes the world a slightly happier place.
I’ve got quite a strong drive, and that can be slightly deplorable. Struggling to become a famous comedian – there’s something weird about that.
Rebecca Black might sing like a robot, but that’s just proof she has evolved beyond us. Her vocal is just a slightly exaggerated version of the robot glitch-twitch stutter that’s been mainstream pop vocalese for the past 10 years or so.
I never started collecting figures or anything like that because I’m slightly completist with things, so if I start down a path, I’m worried where it’ll end up – i.e. With a wall of something!
Ed Gamble
Now that I’m on Broadway, it’s like NASA engineering with the costumes. I was very grateful for the slightly more high-tech ones in my show, ‘Venus in Fur’; our costume designer Anita Yavich is kind of a genius.
Toast of London’ is a must-watch. Matt Berry‘s off-the-wall humour is slightly surreal and a little bit deviant. That’s why I also love ‘House of Fools.’
Some of my favorite artists are Jason Mraz, Eric Hutchinson, Ben Folds, Bruno Mars, Mumford and Sons, Maroon 5 – their vibe is slightly different from all the pop stuff on ‘Glee,’ although some do fall into that genre.
Grant Gustin
I’m one of those actors who’s going to have to create a space for themselves. It’s very easy to be the young Tom Cruise, because Hollywood knows what to do with you. But if you’re someone who’s bringing someone slightly left of center to the table, you’re not a sure thing.
A cricket ball broke my nose when I was a kid so I couldn’t breath through it. Before I had it operated on I used to stand on stage with my mouth slightly open.
You finish a film not in the editing, but in the conversations that audiences have with themselves – and in that sense, every viewer is making a slightly different film. And that’s wonderful.
My brother has a tendency to get quite lyrical when he writes music; he gets so romantic, it’s borderline. I make it slightly more aggressive. I make the round corner a bit sharper.
My real self, the self I have always been from a child, is a loner and nerd, slightly overweight, with a very heavy fringe. That is who I was as a kid. I don’t think I will ever be anything other than that.
When you use the form of a novel, and you say ‘I,’ you are also saying ‘I’ for someone else. When you say ‘you,’ you are simultaneously in your room writing and in the outside world – you are seeing and being seen seeing, and this creates something slightly strange and foreign in the self.
In the late ’80s and early ’90s, there was a slightly retro drum sound that was popular in hip-hop music called the 808 bass drum sound. It was the bass drum sound on the 808 drum machine, and it’s very deep and very resonant, and was used as the backbone as a lot of classic hip-hop tracks.
I am slightly fascinated by the question of whether humanity is capable of change. I may have come to the conclusion that we’re not, but we keep trying.
In terms of the pilot, you have to introduce a lot of characters in a very short period of time, and you have to paint with slightly broad brush strokes because you just need to give an audience an idea of who these people might be.
Jack Davenport
Every man must have the right fearlessly to think independently and express his opinion about what he knows, what he has personally thought about and experienced, and not merely to express with slightly different variations the opinion which has been inculcated in him.
I once made a check of all books in my fourth-grade classroom. Of the slightly more than six hundred books, almost one quarter had been published prior to the bombing of Hiroshima; 60 percent were either ten years old or older.
I guess the way I shoot things is slightly influenced by the way videogames are cut and shot.
The ‘Times’ is understood to be almost the unofficial biographer of the country, in some strange way to be printing a kind of quasi-neutral truth or even, in some people‘s minds, slightly center-left version of reality.
I have quite dark skin, and when I had my son, I suffered quite bad pigmentation; I had dark patches on my face. Everyone said it would go, but it would take a very long time for them to even slightly disappear.
I’ve always been really curious about things and slightly confused by the world, and I think someone who feels that way is in a good position to be the one asking questions.
Terry Gross
My parents didn’t want me to be a regular in a series. I was a working actor from time to time but they thought was a little too much being a star of a series. They wanted me to have a slightly more normal childhood.
I have a lot of scripts that come my way, and some of them take a bit longer to read than others. There are a lot of things that I have to pass on because I’m just not into it, and sometimes the story is slightly forced.
I find all that slightly destructive but mad love alluring.
I’d applied to graduate school for playwriting, and I got rejected by every school. I felt that theatre was closed but that, when it came to film, the door was very slightly ajar. If I have any virtues, it’s that I’m good at walking through doors that are slightly ajar.
In truth, even if they have an imperfect insight into their own methods, I still slightly mistrust writers of fiction who are assured literary critics; it makes me suspect that they favour the word over the world it should describe. Such scribes fall victim too easily to the solecism of equating style with morality.
You find most of the interesting stories are the ones that are slightly harder to get made.
A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
Bernard Meltzer
‘The Interceptor’ has an excitement and grittiness to it, but it’s also very entertaining. It lives in this sphere of a slightly heightened reality where, although you completely identify and recognise all the characters in it, they’re fun and exciting to watch.
Oh my God, I’d love to meet the other Masters in ‘Doctor Who‘. They’re such fantastic actors I’d be slightly in awe of them.
I think that good parenting should allow children to be children. That naivety and slightly open way of looking at the world is very valuable.
I do revel slightly in the fact that I am what I am – an English, middle-class, public-school-educated bloke. There is a reputation with that of being slightly stiff, but whoever gets to know me will see some other element – whether it be vulnerable or silly or camp.
Elliot Cowan
I’m slightly unsure as to what my goal is. I just keep doing jobs.
I have definitely had experiences where I can feel the shift from simply living my life to being slightly outside of my life and taking notes.
The magical and fantastical isn’t something I’m uncomfortable with in books, and I chafe slightly at the idea that a purely realist novel somehow has more value.
I find impressionists slightly annoying, really.
I’ve always slightly worried the kids who play football around my house. They know I’m an actor, but felt sorry for me because they’d never seen anything I’ve done.
The whole imposing edifice of modern medicine is like the celebrated tower of Pisa – slightly off balance.
I do have a slightly rebellious streak in me, I’m afraid.
His name is ‘Mr. Spock.’ And the first view of him can be almost frightening – a face so heavy-lidded and satanic you might almost expect him to have a forked tail. Probably half Martian, he has a slightly reddish complexion and semi-pointed ears.
My tutors at drama school commended and criticised my use of comedy in my acting for a long time at drama school. They said I had a tendency to somehow perform the most tragic of scenes in a slightly flippant way.
John Bradley-West
I’d like to see fashion slow down a bit. What freaks me out about fashion today is the speed – the speed of consuming, the speed of ideas. When fashion moves so fast, it takes away something I always loved, which is the idea that fashion should be slightly elusive. Hard to grasp, hard to find.
I think I am fascinated with slightly tragic characters.
While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security.
Even great people are always slightly disappointing, which is generally what makes them interesting.
A lot of people start by learning other people’s songs, but the idea of singing someone else’s music didn’t excite me. I just wanted to write my own. It was really bad to begin with. It’s improved slightly since.
I was born abroad, but my parents were both English. Still, those few years of separation, and then coming back to England as an outsider, did give me an ability to see the country in a slightly detached way. I suppose I was made aware of what Englishness actually is because I only became immersed in it later in life.
I’ve been really fortunate and I’ve just tried to focus on the work and getting people to see Mexico, its food and its culture in a slightly different light. It’s tricky with Mexican food because a lot of our recipes are so deeply rooted in tradition and Mexican history. That’s a heavy responsibility!
Yes, I was one of the slightly vintage women who let out a shriek when we saw it at Costco: ‘The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories’, a complete boxed set, fifty-six familiar yellow spines, shrink-wrapped.
I think a writer’s job is to provoke questions. I like to think that if someone’s read a book of mine, they’ve had – I don’t know what – the literary equivalent of a shower. Something that would start them thinking in a slightly different way, perhaps. That’s what I think writers are for.
I like reading biographies because most of them are slightly similar, and it’s voyeuristic, looking into someone’s life.
The process changes slightly from role to role. Obviously, there are different things you’re called on to do. You’re not digging deep for Basher Tarr like I was for Paul Rusesabagina, but at the end of the day it’s still all make-believe and you still are trying as realistically as you can to depict these characters.
Well, to tell you honestly, I am still waiting for much better roles. And I am slightly surprised that despite seeing the quality and hard work, the Hindi film industry is still not creating projects that I can be a part of.
If you want to think new thoughts that are different, then do what creative people do – get the problem reasonably clear and then refuse to look at any answers until you’ve thought the problem through carefully how you would do it, how you could slightly change the problem to be the correct one.
Richard Hamming
I hate talking about my height, because I don’t feel like a tall person… When I see a tall woman, I’m always slightly like, ‘Whoa.’ It looks weird, but that could be because of my complex about it, my worry over whether it’s womanly to be that tall.
‘Benedict’ means ‘blessed.’ My parents liked the sound of the name and felt slightly blessed because they’d been trying for a child for a very long time.
G.O.O.D. Music is just real tastemakers, man. Kanye‘s a real tastemaker. One thing that I feel is tight about G.O.O.D. is that a lot of people have their own style, and you can see that. My style is different than Pusha’s, it’s different than Cudi’s. But it’s also slightly similar ’cause we have some similar tastes.
Of course, Malayalam has a slightly different way of working because here at least if the movie is good, it gets some mileage by word of mouth even if you don’t have big heroes.
Before when I said I’m going to get married, I thought my life is going to be peaceful. But then, I ended up with a politician so it slightly got a little complicated.
Well, with the French language, which I understood and spoke, however imperfectly, and read in great quantities, at certain times, the matter I suppose was slightly different from either Latin or Greek.
We lived in so many flats, and the more people you could get, the cheaper the flat was. Someone was always sleeping in the living room, and you’re always slightly hiding them when the landlord came round.
I felt that the moral side of ‘Black and White’ was slightly confused. That’s why I want the world to be in turmoil.
I’ve never really viewed myself as particularly talented. I’ve viewed myself as slightly above average in talent.
I love the Pembroke coastal path. Whenever I’ve been there, it’s been sunny, but slightly bracing. So you’re happy to keep walking, but you’ll get a bit of a tan. The wildflowers and the insects are great and you’ll occasionally see a small mammal.
My grandmother lived with us for a short time while I was a child. Old people tend to be slightly more eccentric – they can behave the way they want.
Our astronauts, when they go orbiting around the earth, they actually come back slightly younger than a twin that they would have on the planet Earth who was stationary. This is called the twin paradox.
My team has been very unreceptive about the fact that I consistently show them that I train slightly differently than they do, that I consistently show them that I am in better shape for ski racing than anyone else on the team.
As a second unit director, you’re entrusted to shoot the action sequences. On every movie, it’s slightly different.
What’s been lost is allowing cinema to be artful, playful, to have ambiguity, to have form, to be contemplative, to wish to be art. This slightly timeless approach to reality, like Chekhov in literature, where you look at all humanity and try to find what’s transcendent.
You know, I’ve just about got used to the fact that people in Britain know who I am on some level, but the notion that there’s any kind of international recognition is still slightly bizarre to me.
I’ve always slightly preferred Spade to Marlowe, probably just because I thought Hammett was cooler than Chandler. He was leftwing, his name shortened to Dash rather than Ray, and he didn’t smoke a pipe or like cats.
When you’re first reading the script and thinking about playing the part, it’s slightly daunting. It’s easy to question, ‘Is an audience going to like me? And is that my job?’
As a kid, I’d buy novels with these magnificent Chris Fosse covers which showed an enormous contraption hovering over a planet, and you’d always think ‘Where’s that going to come in?’ And it never did! It was always slightly disappointing when the contents of a book never lived up to the cover.
I don’t think immortality is necessarily the key to understanding the world. You have to be careful with what you think you’re achieving. I’m all for science discovering amazing and fantastic things about our world, but I think the motivations behind it are slightly askew.
There are things that I don’t like to talk about directly. There are relationships that I am in and have been in that I’ve written about in a slightly more abstract way, talking about how it affected me but not so much dealing with the other people involved.
I’d been brought up in a society which didn’t talk about sex, food, money, religion or politics. Those things were all deemed slightly rude.
I’d like to think that I’m getting slightly more mature as time goes on, but I don’t know if my fiancee would necessarily agree.
But I think the upside is hopefully people are slightly scared of Roy Kent.
My favourite film is ‘Tootsie.’ I suppose that’s because it’s very much about my industry and I love all the jokes, albeit a slightly bygone age of the 1980s, a world that I really understand.
I think you have to learn for yourself how to write. I’m slightly mystified by creative writing courses – God love them – because I can’t understand how you can explain a process that I find so baffling.
And frankly, being a woman I think gives me a slightly different take on a lot of the issues and on a lot of the solutions to the problems we face.
I’m a mirror glass for the Muslims as well as the Western world, which looks at me in a slightly different way, but they are looking in the same mirror.
I have always played a slightly ineffectual, bumbly, nice guy.
Spreadable butter is wonderful for cake-making: it’s much easier to cream than the block type and slightly lighter because it’s blended with oil.
It is always better to be slightly underdressed.
Obama’s numbers fell by a slightly larger amount over his first few months because he enjoyed much more support right at the start from Republicans, support that eroded quickly.
I think I’ve always been slightly addicted to not repeating myself. When you’re doing something the first time around, it’s often the best time. I think ‘Blank Project’ is about carrying on. Its that thing where you’re making something because you have to, but you don’t know how or why.
I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they’re just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails.
I studied German at school. I lived in Berlin for two years and had a German girlfriend for five years, so I don’t find speaking German particularly difficult. Singing was slightly more difficult.
Those who have experienced the most, have suffered so much that they have ceased to hate. Hate is more for those with a slightly guilty conscience, and who by chewing on old hate in times of peace wish to demonstrate how great they were during the war.
If you go overseas and meet people, you can detect a Singaporean from across the street – the way he dresses, slightly; the way he talks; the way he acts. There is a persona which is recognizable and which we are proud of.
I always felt slightly grubbier than most American people. I was never quite as groomed as everyone else, never quite as fit as anyone else. I didn’t have my protein shake and my vitamins.
I suspect I have a relationship with my religion which will seem slightly weird to people who don’t understand me.
I make my songs slightly abstract so that people can interpret them their own way. I think that’s a lot more special, so you can hear a song and think, ‘I feel exactly that way,’ even if it wasn’t written for that feeling.
I happen to love science… Scientists are all slightly mad. There is truth in the stereotype of the mad scientist. They are mad with curiosity.
I think I’m slightly OCD. I’ll be desperate to get a part, but as soon as I do, the sense of pride wears off almost immediately, and fear of not doing a good job sets in. I’ll think, ‘This is a dream come true,’ and then, ‘It’s not OK until I get a good review.’
The super-rich watch each other like envious owls, to see who’s got a slightly better loafer, a pullover made from some even more absurdly endangered fur. They will go to any lengths to find the best tailors.
L.A. runs on optimism, enthusiasm and flattery. I think you can go a little bit crazy. I’ve heard people say there’s a limit to the number of years you can stay in this city without going slightly mad. It’s just too damn sunny in every dimension – weather-wise, socially and professionally.
Up until 35 I had a slightly skewed world view. I honestly believed everybody in the world wanted to make abstract paintings, and people only became lawyers and doctors and brokers and things because they couldn’t make abstract paintings.
Frank Stella
I’m known for my slightly inappropriate remarks.
I always think that if you know somebody’s name then there’s something slightly fraudulent about that person. Otherwise we wouldn’t have heard of him or her.
Reading a hard copy book, and reading a book on an iPad are slightly different experiences. What they both have in common though is that you must engage your imagination in the process.
LeVar Burton
There’s magic in seeing slightly familiar faces become new neighborhood friends over ice cream and cold drinks.
It’s slightly complicated for people to grasp the idea of a head of state in human form.
Prince Andrew
We’re sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers. He’s a guy that wants to serve his country, but he’s not a flag-waver. We’re reinterpreting, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was.
Joe Johnston
Anything that’s slightly dangerous and gets the heart rate going is my kind of workout.
Ellen Hollman
It gets slightly daunting if you’re watching the telly and everybody’s gorgeous. It’s just so rubbish. And I’m grateful that it’s not so much anymore – it’s great to see.
I discovered ‘Rite of Spring‘ when I was 21. As a matter of fact, not with orchestra first, because it was still a work which was not often performed. Don’t forget that I was 19 in 1944, still the Occupation time. So it was performed slightly after the end of the war, in 1945.
Most groups patent ways of using genetic discoveries as part of non-obvious diagnostic and therapeutic protocols and slightly or greatly altered genes.
I always feel like I’ve been slightly misunderstood. As a woman, you get judged for appearances or things like that I don’t really care about.
I think the intellectual consistency of Christianity in historical evidence is frankly overwhelming, but my materialist colleagues regard me as a slightly sad case.
That’s the thing about comedy, there’s something utterly delightful and slightly pure about a really good joke, and to create one is a great pleasure.
What drew me to conservatism years ago was the fact that it gave discipline a slightly higher status than virtue. This meant it could not be subverted by passing notions of the good.
There’s so much focus on celebrity these days; we’re in the Kardashian era, and it’s slightly scary.
Throughout your career, you will always be asked to play slightly different positions here and there, and obviously, the needs of the team come first, so if you need to fill in at a different position, you’ll be expected to do that.
It would be too glib, not a hundred per cent true, to say that my father’s career as a banker was what made me a writer. But it would be slightly true, and it was certainly the case that his work as a banker made me see that the trade-offs people make between their work and their lives are often badly skewed.
I like slightly obscure places, where the waves may not be world class, but you can tie some culture in with your surf trip.
An ascot is never a substitute for a well-tied four-in-hand tie or a slightly disheveled bow tie.
Success is a sort of metaphysical experience. I live exactly as I did before – only on a slightly bigger scale. Naturally, I won’t be corrupted. I’ll sit there in my Rolls, uncorrupted, and tell my chauffeur, uncorruptedly, where to go.
I’m like a kid in a sweet shop every day. It’s slightly cringey how much fun I have.
Fergus Henderson
7th Heaven is quite a hit for them now, and they are hoping to appeal to a very similar audience with our show; skewed slightly older I guess, since it’s a 9:00 to 10:00 show.
To dissociate politicians from capitalists is slightly disingenuous, to put it mildly. U.S. lawmakers are competitive and auction themselves to the highest bidder via the lobby system.
Each political party in America contains people with a hodgepodge of beliefs. Their given positions on a topic may shift slightly – or drastically – from year to year or day to day.
If it comes out sounding like Dixieland jazz or classical or punk or rock or even slightly metal, that’s because that’s where I’m going to find inspiration.
A Prius is not a true hybrid, really. The current Prius is, like, 2 percent electric. It’s a gasoline car with slightly better mileage.
I wore white kabuki makeup, had blue-black hair. At one point, I shaved an inch and a half around my hairline and continued the white makeup up so it made my head look slightly deformed. I thought it was hilarious.
When I started making my own music I was listening to people like Erykah Badu and Elliott Smith. I think I always gravitated towards slightly more understated voices because it felt like I could really connect with what they were saying. It felt more like a conversation.
One time, I was literally stopped on the street, literally and physically whipped around by this guy who looked at my face and was like, ‘Are you Felix?’ I looked very different then. I was like, ‘Yah… Oh, yah!’ I was stunned and slightly frightened.
Some people criticise me for not being animated enough, for sitting in stands and not showing any passion. I come down, get involved in a couple of situations and all of a sudden, it’s a slightly different angle.
I would say ‘competence‘ actually might be slightly more important than passion. I understand that it is important to feel strongly about things, but give me a competent dentist over a passionate dentist any day, if only because something about the phrase ‘passionate dentist’ is deeply unnerving.
I was always raised on cowboy films, and then when I could start making choices about the movies I wanted to watch I found myself wanting to watch gangster films which were slightly more sophisticated than the baseline stuff that was in westerns.
I think human beings will always still really enjoy using our imaginations, and ‘Fringe’ allows you to do that. It’s slightly scary and believable. There just might be an alternate universe. There just might be people on the other side that are like us, living a different life.
When we actually met our U.S. fans, it was slightly awkward and new at first, but it made me think that we should really visit more often in order to grow closer and more comfortable with our fans here.
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Becoming a ‘Sir’ is slightly uncomfortable at first, although it is a considerable honor. It is amazing how quickly you become accustomed to it.