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When I was in school with my friends and stuff, you always used to put yourself in the situation of footballers of the time and pretend to be them.
The first thing you have to get used to in any kind of acting is the ability to make a fool of yourself. If you haven‘t learnt how to make a fool of yourself, you shouldn’t be on the boards. That’s absolutely what it’s all about.
I remember where I was when I first heard ‘Boyz N The Hood’ – 126th Street and Normandy, South Central, Los Angeles. I remember that I was on my porch. What they described in that song was so vivid and so clear to me because it was the kind of life I was used to witnessing and partly experiencing in my neighborhood.
When the Revolution triumphed in 1959, our island was a true Yankee colony. The United States had duped and disarmed our Liberation Army. One couldn’t speak of developed agriculture, but of immense plantations exploited on the base of manual and animal labour that in general used neither fertilizers nor machinery.
No married man is genuinely happy if he has to drink worse whisky than he used to drink when he was single.
I would say I’m self-taught, but Corinne Day made me less conscious of myself. I was 15, and she’d make me take off my top, and I’d cry. After five years, you get used to it, and you’re not self-conscious anymore.
I used to think, ‘How can I write my life story? I’m still living it.’
So I used formal techniques to make the film more perceptive emotionally.
When you are chiselling a sculpture, it won’t happen in one day, it happens over a period of time. It’s the same way that my personality has changed over the past 15 years. I am not the same person I used to be and my life experiences are what have made me.
International peace and security depend on certain taboos that are easily recognized when they are broken. It can be more important for an intervention to take place because nuclear or chemical or biological weapons are used as opposed to just measuring how many people are killed.
I used to think interacting with people in the audience, touching people in the crowd, was a total ego-based thing. I never realized how fulfilling it would be. It’s more about being on the receiving end – it’s people giving. That’s a powerful realization.
I used to have the same lunch every day, for 20 years, I guess, the same thing over and over again.
I always wanted to win, but I only used to get upset if I hadn’t done myself and the people around me proud – that was my motivation for always wanting to do better.
On this ancient and miraculous world, where such beautiful natural and living things have evolved, something has gone wrong when life itself is used as a manufacturing process.
Sometimes being old is used as an insult, which is bizarre because, if you’re lucky, that’s literally going to happen to you. It’s a strange thing to gloat about: being born recently.
I used to be indecisive but now I am not quite sure.
I used to have a sort of spiky haircut and it just feels better to have short hair again.
I have to say I’ve worked very few days of my life. I used to have to cut the lawn, and when I was in junior high school, I worked at a concession stand at a stadium.
Freedom is something that dies unless it’s used.
When I used to perform weddings, the image I always had was the image of a triangle, in which there are two partners and then there is this third force, this third being, that emerges out of the interaction of these two. The third one is the one that is the shared awareness that lies behind the two of them.
You used to have to sing and convey emotion, and now, well, technically you can do anything with technology. It sucks for music today, but that’s why that old music feels so good to me.
Well, as a songwriter, it’s really dangerous to use the word love in a song. It’s a word that has been used in songs so many millions of times before, and it’s the most popular topic to ever write about.
I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
Great minds are to make others great. Their superiority is to be used, not to break the multitude to intellectual vassalage, not to establish over them a spiritual tyranny, but to rouse them from lethargy, and to aid them to judge for themselves.
No, generally I think influence is used as a nice word for plagiarism.
As a tennis player, you have to get used to losing every week. Unless you win the tournament, you always go home as a loser. But you have to take the positive out of a defeat and go back to work. Improve to fail better.
I think the American Dream used to be achieving one’s goals in your field of choice – and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.
Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
When the Internet first launched, you had all these newspapers saying that the Internet was only used by bad people, to do bad things and what was the point of it. But the Internet changed everything, just like Bitcoin will.
Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart. Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used, not left unopened and hoarded for a future that may never come.
I like to say now that the reason I’m conservative is because I used to be a liberal, and I learned a lot.
I used to be quite laid back and that. But obviously the more you’re in the public eye, the more you’ve got to… dress to impress.
The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States of America.
I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.
I used to love going into local hardware stores, to look at little things they made locally. Nowadays it’s harder, though you can still do it in Vietnam.
When I was younger, I used to pray that I would die before my mom. That’s just how much my mom meant to me. I couldn’t imagine being in this world without her. But then seeing cancer – seeing what it can do to somebody – as strong and as tough as she was, there was nothing she could do. Cancer is a dirty, dirty deal.
When I hit 16, I got a scooter to ride to school. It was bright pink, and I saw on the ownership papers that Jonathan Ross once owned it. My friends slated me for it because of the colour, but it was cool. My father used to ride, and my mother’s boyfriend has a bike, so we’re a bit of a biker family.
Spirituality in Washington can be more of a – I don’t want to say it – but, a networking opportunity. Religion is often used opportunistically in the political conversation.
I used to be focused on being the dopest rapper in the game, and then once that became what I was, I wanted something different, and I wanted to become the best businessman in the game. I wanted to learn how to master the business like I mastered the rap.
I always wanted to know, and I always used to daydream, about what it would be like to stand on a really big stage and sing songs for a lot of people, songs that I had written… Daydreaming was kind of my No. 1 thing when I was little, because I didn’t have much of a social life going on.
I used to think religion was just more of the same thing. Dump responsibility on the big guy. Now I see an importance in that. It’s a relief to accept that not everything is under your control.
I used to be a hopeless romantic – I fell in love with everyone I went out with.
I’ve used my femininity and my sexuality as a weapon and a tool… but that’s just natural.
When I was a teenager, my dad used to call me ‘Hollywood‘ because I wore sunglasses all the time, even at night. Cue song.
Furniture is meant to be used and enjoyed.
When I was a little kid, I used to really embarrass my parents.
It is painful to watch children trying to show off for parents who are engrossed in their cell phones. Children are nostalgic for the ‘good old days‘ when parents used to read to them without the cell phone by their side or watch football games or Disney movies without having the BlackBerry handy.
When I was trying to figure out how the government might go about creating the camps in ‘The Darkest Minds,’ I researched the Japanese internment camps here in the United States, specifically propaganda the government used, and how they capitalized on people’s fears.
If you haven’t used Bitcoin first-hand, you may not get the inherent advantage of a quicker appreciation and understanding of its potential. Seeing assets move swiftly without intermediaries is an eye opening experience, and that is just a starting point.
True terror is a language and a vision. There is a deep narrative structure to terrorist acts, and they infiltrate and alter consciousness in ways that writers used to aspire to.
Rich Mullins was the uneasy conscience of Christian music. He didn’t live like a star. He’d taken a vow of poverty so that what he earned could be used to help others.
When you’re 50 you start thinking about things you haven’t thought about before. I used to think getting old was about vanity – but actually it’s about losing people you love. Getting wrinkles is trivial.
They have different styles. Scolari is used to coaching national teams and Mourinho clubs. Both are very successful. They are professionals as well as winners.
I used to tell my husband that, if he could make me ‘understand‘ something, it would be clear to all the other people in the country.
Honestly, Flav is not much of a video game player these days. BUT, I used to spend hours on Time Crisis. I beat all levels, man.
When I was a kid, my mother used to feed me mashed-potato sandwiches, brussel sprout sandwiches; my brain cells were starving from lack of food. I’ll eat anything. I’ll eat dirt.
When I used to return in the early morning after late-night programmes, the first people I see on the roads at the break of dawn are sweepers, newspaper vendors and milkmen. Since they were all from my hometown, I would stop to talk to them before going home. So I am quite used to their lifestyle and work.
We are so used to dissembling with others that in time we come to deceive and dissemble with ourselves.
When the Bangladesh war happened, people in Pakistan who did not support it were called unpatriotic. My father was in the jail at that time, and a lot of those who knew my family used to call us children of a traitor.
The American Dream is a term that is often used but also often misunderstood. It isn’t really about becoming rich or famous. It is about things much simpler and more fundamental than that.
I used to play a lot of villains. You have to break out of it, and I did.
I used to love listening to Jazzy Jeff.
Learn to say ‘I don’t know.’ If used when appropriate, it will be often.
When I was a kid, I used to pretend to be Bond; I used to make up scenarios and irritate my sister and annoy my mother and father pretending to be someone else, so I kind of was already acting when I was a child. I just didn’t really know it.
Constantly having to think about money is not nice. People used to say, ‘Being rich doesn’t make you happy’. And I’d think, ‘I’ve got no electricity, nothing – tell that to my empty fridge‘.
Be able to analyze statistics, which can be used to support or undercut almost any argument.
I used to feel unsafe right in the moment of an accomplishment – I felt the ground fall from under my feet because this could be the end. And even now, while everyone is celebrating, I’m on to the next thing. I don’t want to get lost in this big cushion of success.
Every town has the same two malls: the one white people go to and the one white people used to go to.
FDR’s New Deal and, after it, Republican President Dwight Eisenhower‘s similar Middle Way, used the government to regulate business, provide a basic social safety net, and promote infrastructure, like roads and bridges.
The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
I don’t dance like I used to, but I’m moving and I’ll be doing my form of dance at Town Hall… I hit my limitations but I learn to work with what I’ve got.
I used to be hung up on my figure, but it’s a waste of time. I don’t believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.
The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
I used to go out there and play relaxed and play free and just let the game come to me.
I used to experiment all the time with my hair color.
I used to draw a lot. If my mother would ask me to do something else, I’d have a hairy conniption. I’d just go crazy.
Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
I used to get very, very frustrated by people being told what to do by nanny in Brussels. And I remember once I rang the official who was actually responsible for banning the prawn-cocktail-flavoured crisp, which I think contained a dye called Arithrazine or something like that.
Nostalgia is, ‘Hey, remember the other mall that used to be there?’
I believe that the primary role of the government is to protect people and not run their lives. You used to be able to believe that in the Democratic Party.
Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.
I think sometimes people need to get used to an idea.
All art is propaganda, and ever must be, despite the wailing of the purists. I stand in utter shamelessness and say that whatever art I have for writing has been used always for propaganda for gaining the right of black folk to love and enjoy. I do not care a damn for any art that is not used for propaganda.
I’d like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
I had an incredibly full life with my imagination: I used to have all sorts of trolls and things; I had a wonderful world around my toys and invented people. I don’t mean I had imaginary friends; I just had this big imagination thing going on. I didn’t need any imaginary friends, because I had so much other stuff going on.
When I was younger, I had some close friends who always loved European football, and Real Madrid at that time were the dominant force. I remember family holidays when we used to go to Spain, and we’d bring back replica shirts of Real Madrid and pretend to be the players when we played in the park.
History not used is nothing, for all intellectual life is action, like practical life, and if you don’t use the stuff well, it might as well be dead.
I used to get very angry as I was getting older, because my voice was breaking. So I’ve trained my voice so religiously through my teenage years, because I wanted to be able to hit the notes that those females hit. And I can, which is great.
After 9/11, the amount of applicants the FBI received increased exponentially. Whereas you used to require a college degree, and it was a small group of people who were just out of college, after 9/11, it changed.
The functional uses of machines and innovative computer programs is not to isolate us but, rather, to promote coexistence. If used properly, it brings us together, granting unimaginable opportunities, magnifying the most quintessential and exclusively human capabilities.
Never, ever deal with terrorists. Hunt them down and, more important, mercilessly punish those states and groups that fund, arm, support, or simply allow their territories to be used by the terrorists with impunity.
I want a real revolution, a real change in society: society, a great organic mass of well-regulated forces used for the bringing-about a happy life for all.
Somebody said to me, ‘But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.’ That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.’
My older brother was the person who got me interested in science in general. He used to tell me what he learned in school. My first memory of mathematics is probably the time that he told me about the problem of adding numbers from 1 to 100.
Records used to be documents, but now record companies want product.
Properly used, positive reinforcement is extremely powerful.
Growing up in an Italian family, we used our body to convey a message.
I used to suffer from a lot of regret while touring. Regret at having to leave certain places, people and situations, or just a beautiful day.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production.
I used to own two homes in Atlanta. But it was a lot of trouble. There are leaky roofs; you have to call people. It takes up too much time to own property everywhere. Now I stay at the St. Regis. I used to like cars a lot, too. I had 25 of them: Porsches, Ferraris.
As an artist, you’re used to being in the public eye.
I used to hang out with grandfather all the time because he used to pick me up from school sometimes, or drive me to my mother’s, so I’d be with my grandfather a lot. I used to watch him write his sermons.
Almost any poll of regular churchgoers will reveal that their favorite book in the New Testament is the Gospel of John. It is the book that is most often used at Christian funerals.
I come from a lower-middle-class family and used to stay in a housing board colony.
Part of the joy of looking at art is getting in sync in some ways with the decision-making process that the artist used and the record that’s embedded in the work.
I know from firsthand experience that claims of non-existent voter fraud are used to raise fears, steamroll facts, and overcome common sense, resulting in laws that have nothing to do with ballot security and everything to do with voter suppression and discrimination.
‘Think simple’ as my old master used to say – meaning reduce the whole of its parts into the simplest terms, getting back to first principles.
I used to have a real problem with self-pity. Every time the devil would throw a pity party, I would attend.
It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
A voice is a human gift; it should be cherished and used, to utter fully human speech as possible. Powerlessness and silence go together.
Look at Ayatollah Khomeini’s revolution and the slogans that they used: anti-imperialism; anti-colonialism; the struggle of the have-nots against the haves; the state monopoly over economy, which was very much patterned after the Soviet Union. All of these things did not come out of Islam. Islam is not that developed.
I used to spend my holidays there in my grandparents‘ large family house, with my numerous cousins. When I die, I am going to be buried in the village cemetery.
Don’t make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.
As far as viewpoints, I think I’m more well-rounded and definitely more educated, and probably more hopeful than I used to be. I think when you’re young and you get into a cause, you get frustrated with it within a few years, or six months.
I used to think I was ugly because I was the baby.
I used to work in a hospital, in a laboratory doing phlebotomy. I was a vampire.
I used to be a Catholic. I left because I object to conversion by concussion. If you don’t agree with what they teach, you get clobbered over the head until you do. All that does is change the shape of the head.
Arbitrage proof has since been widely used throughout finance and economics.
I think bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are great ideas. They should be allowed to be traded freely and used freely to find their appropriate role in the economy.
I used to have all the Goosebumps books as a kid too.
I used to think that all great recordings happened at about 3 A.M.
I used to get a haircut every Saturday so I would never miss any of the comic books. I had practically no hair when I was a kid!
We’re on the brink of the next industrial revolution. Instead of buying things, you can make them on a printer. When you have a 3D printer, you can iterate more – what used to take months, now takes hours.
I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.
When I was a child, we used to look forward to the end of the day when we would hear another ten minutes of a story.
I used to worry about what life was for – now being alive seems sufficient reason.
I really don’t like going out anymore. I used to love it, but now it’s not fun. I’d rather have friends come over and hot have to worry about crazy people taking pictures.
I don’t have tapes of meditation, but I put on the meditation station. I did as a player, too. I used to always play the game before the game happened. As a coach, I do the same thing.
People in general are used to seeing me as the naughty girl because that’s what they’ve always cast me as.
There are only two families in the world, my old grandmother used to say, the Haves and the Have-nots.
Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be.
I used to trade stocks online, and I kind of felt gross, like, all I’m doing is making money off other people’s creativity, and I’m not creating anything myself.
My relationship with the mountains actually started when I was 16. Every year, a group used to be taken from Auckland Grammar down to the Tangariro National Park for a skiing holiday.
I used to go down every year for the remembrance of Elvis‘ birthday. Memphis State College invited me to sit in the auditorium and speak to the people for one of those Elvis days.
My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
I would like to use architecture to create bonds between people who live in cities, and even use it to recover the communities that used to exist in every single city.
I used to sleep nude – until the earthquake.
As an attorney, I could be rather flamboyant in court. I did not act as though I were a black man in a white man’s court, but as if everyone else – white and black – was a guest in my court. When trying a case, I often made sweeping gestures and used high-flown language.
I was taught to whistle as a little girl by an undertaker. I used to sit in his workshop, watching him planing wood for the coffins, and he used to whistle all the time – and eventually I started whistling, too. I can whistle anything, particularly trumpet tunes from Classic FM.
I have no fear of photography as long as it cannot be used in heaven and in hell.
I think if you live in a black-and-white world, you’re gonna suffer a lot. I used to be like that. But I don’t believe that anymore.
I wanted to be the first girl in my class to get married. From the seventh grade on, I used to write in my yearbook under each senior‘s picture, ‘married’ or ‘engaged.’ I had marriage on the brain.
Old music used to mean something. There is none of that today.
Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
I’d already been using the Uber Eats app for a long time – and it’s super simple to use. That’s just what I look for when I go into partnerships. If something comes to me that I’ve never used before for a potential partnership, then it doesn’t feel real or natural. This one is a match made in heaven.
I was always an introvert as a kid. Then, when I first kind of came out as a human being, I used to be one of those guys who’d go nuts on the dance floor, and people would gather around.
We are seeing robotics creep into all areas and become accessible, where it used to be something tedious that only the most persistent people could access.
The older I get the better I used to be!
The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power, or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage; and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.
I worked in this bar called the Raincheck Room in the ’60s; it used to be over on Santa Monica Boulevard, and, y’know, it was a pretty hip place. Lots of actors hung out there.
My wife Martha used to call me Ol’ Lemon Face because of my facial contortions when I play Lucille. I squeeze my eyes and open my mouth, raise my eyebrows, cock my head and God knows what else. I look like I’m in torture, when in truth, I’m in ecstasy. I don’t do it for show. Every fiber of my being is tingling.
I used to be very controlling with visuals and editing, and I would pretty much craft the performances; now I have learned to trust the material and the actors.
In Northern Ireland, helicopters are not usually used to promote poetry.
I used to stay up all night, roam around, drink, and carry on like everybody else. That all changed when I got older, started to exercise and play golf. I knew by the time the day was over I would not feel like exercising, so I made it a point to exercise early.
I never forget the first time I was on ‘Top of the Pops‘, my bass player said: ‘You’ve made it!’ I did used to think, when I was younger, that I’d be on there one day.
The polls are just being used as another tool of voter suppression. The polls are an attempt to not reflect public opinion, but to shape it. Yours. They want to depress the heck out of you.
On a personal note, I used to work for years out on South Beach, running security in nightclubs and doing bodyguard work.
Lawsuits should not be used to destroy a viable and independent distribution system. The solution lies in the marketplace and not the courtroom.
When people say, ‘You run like a girl; you play like a girl,’ it’s not what it used to be. That shouldn’t be negative. You should be proud to play like a girl.
Funny enough, you know who I used to really like in Lion King? It was Scar.
My definition of product-market fit is you are drowning in demand – your product is being used by so many customers that you cannot handle all the new people knocking at your door!
People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness.
I’ve never been big on cars. When I first got to Hollywood, I bought a used car from Avis. I drove that until I almost had to pay someone to tow it away.
My mom had a produce business in in Oxnard, and we used to take these long trips to talk to farmers and different distributors. She’d take us with her after picking us up from school, and she’d be blasting all this old soul music and R&B. I knew all those O’Jays songs before I knew Snoop or Dre or Tupac.
I used to teach at a private school, and the parents thought I loved their children. I did not love their children! I liked them well enough, but I was always delighted to see them go off for summer vacation.
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us.
I have so much chaos in my life, it’s become normal. You become used to it. You have to just relax, calm down, take a deep breath and try to see how you can make things work rather than complain about how they’re wrong.
We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
I used to think of ‘alternative rock’ as a radio format, kind of the way ‘indie rock’ used to have more meaning. But it means different things depending on where you are or what country you’re in.
I would suggest the widow do things the husband used to do, so he seems to be there with you. You will feel like just going to bed. It’s so wonderful, going to bed.
I’m used to seeing it, but it’s weird having an Academy Award. You usually only see one of them on the TV show when they give them out, so it’s kind of surreal to have one in your house.
Cricket is my life. Before the cancer, I was happy-go-lucky. I used to think about my career and worry about the future. But post it, my thinking has completely changed. I’m happy to eat and breathe normally. I’m happy to have my life back.
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
Every time guns fall into the wrong hands and are used to intimidate, injure, or murder women, it erodes the rights of responsible gun owners everywhere.
Nothing about the priesthood is self-centered. The priesthood always is used to serve, to bless, and to strengthen other people.
In the ’50s, critics used to say I had a ‘dangerous’ act.
Prayer is good: but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is naught but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism.
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
I used to get criticized for putting food in novels.
People at Facebook are fairly used to the press being nice to us or not nice to us.
I was one of those kids who tended to stay in on Saturday nights. My mother used to come and say, ‘Why don’t you go to the dance with the boys?’ And I’m going, ‘No, I’m perfectly happy.’ I think my parents thought I was definitely weird.
Why will I not give free service to my customers to get them used to mobile Internet, and to get every small town and village to use it? Everybody does promotions. In the internet world, free is normal.
I am writing a book called ‘The History of Australia in Hundred Objects.’ It’s of things we have invented in Australia. And you know, some of them are amazing. We invented the clapper boards used in films. We invented those cranes – those big long cranes used on construction sites.
Pictorial is something that I am not used to. You have to pose, smile, bend your arm, straighten up, look to the left.
I had this little handheld transistor radio that I used to sleep next to.
I used to bodyguard for Muhammad Ali, Leon Spinks, Sugar Ray Leonard. I used to bodyguard a lot of diamond merchants; I would travel with a suitcase full of diamonds and take them from point A to point B. My reputation grew because I was a professional. I did my job, and I was courteous – a no-nonsense guy.
I used to watch a lot of motivational films and videos to remain positive.
I have a big forehead, and I got made fun of all time. When I was a little girl, they used to call me ‘five-head.’
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.’ But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.
What the printing press is to Christianity in the 16th century, that’s what the Internet is doing to Islam now. It has opened up the monopoly over the interpretation of Islam that used to solely belong to the religious class.
My dad and mom did what a lot of parents did at the time. They sacrificed a lot of their life and used a lot of their disposable income to make sure their children were educated.
When I was a youth, to be called ‘African‘ was a diss. At school, the African kids used to lie and say they were Jamaican. So when I first came in the game, and I’m saying lyrics like, ‘I make Nigerians proud of their tribal scars/ My bars make you push up your chest like bras,’ that was a big deal for me.
I never get used to going out and seeing 20, 30,000 people that are there to see us play. It’s kind of surreal.
Fashion is something I’ve always been interested in… I used to watch the Oscars but paid no attention to the awards… It wasn’t until I started attending red carpet events and was flown out to Paris for my first show, and saw how much is put into it all, that I had this new appreciation for everything.
I used to believe that love was finding someone who would lead you through the deep water.
The Soviet Union used the exploitation of workers under capitalism as an agitational issue to subvert Western democracies even as it practiced slave labor at home.
People used to be unhappy that files and data of Aramco are undeclared, unclear, and not transparent.
My father used to say superior people never make long visits.
I don’t know if love exists, not the kind that keeps. I think love’s an infatuation that turns into a habit, because you can’t keep that passion going. You get used to people, and that’s death for me – I like to be surprised.
Daytime soap operas, which I used to adore, have been declining in quality and importance for over a decade, and I gradually stopped monitoring them.
The space shuttle was often used as an example of why you shouldn’t even attempt to make something reusable. But one failed experiment does not invalidate the greater goal. If that was the case, we’d never have had the light bulb.
Eyebrows are really important because they structure the face. In school it was funny because I was always the one walking around with tweezers plucking my girlfriends‘ eyebrows. I was really good; eyebrow tweezing runs in my family – my mother used to do mine, and I picked it up.
It used to be when you eat, you eat with people. But instant noodles are so instant that people eat by themselves. And it’s a very convenient way of eating but also a very lonely way of eating.
The future, like everything else, is not what it used to be.
My father used to say that it’s never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, ‘You never know what you can accomplish until you try.’
‘Inspiration‘ is a word used by people who aren’t really doing anything.
Any tool can be used for good or bad. It’s really the ethics of the artist using it.
Compromise used to mean that half a loaf was better than no bread. Among modern statesmen it really seems to mean that half a loaf; is better than a whole loaf.
You’ve got to have a villain and they’ll always make me a villain. I’m used to it – it makes me work harder and it makes me fight harder.
I shared a dressing room with Alan Shearer. I used to watch the opposition looking at him, and they’d be thinking they need to score more than one because Shearer is going to score, and he scores every game. That psychological advantage is fantastic.
My goal is to change perception about giving money for charity. A lot of people still think that this is only for the rich. I used to think like this, but this isn’t true. Begin by donating the smallest amount you can afford. You’ll soon realize how easy it is to support worthy causes.
I used to be a hot-tar roofer. Yeah, I remember that… day.