Quotes About People

Be very, very patient and very open-minded, and listen to what people have to say.

— A. J. McLean

But people who really know me, know that I am not a bad boy at heart… I am a big teddy bear.

— A. J. McLean

There’s plenty of people who’ve never gotten the opportunity to wrestle at WrestleMania. To perform there and do that, I never thought it would ever happen. I had learned to live with it. So to say I did, that is a big notch in my belt.

— A.J. Styles

I’ve never really felt like a veteran. I’ve never felt like the guy who’s like, ‘OK, everyone needs to look up to me and respect me.’ I’ve always just been one of the guys that people are excited to get in the ring with. That’s all I want.

— A.J. Styles

Sometimes I feel like if I’m not getting people to boo me, then I’m not doing my job right.

— A.J. Styles

I hope to have more than one main weapon. I have the Phenomenal Forearm as we’re calling it now, the Calf Crusher – the Styles Clash is still available. I like to have a lot of alternative moves to hit people with, and whatever seems to work is what I’ll go with.

— A.J. Styles

Star Trek’ put sci-fi on the map and changed television, and ‘Battlestar’ has changed it in another direction by making it a little more mainstream and acceptable to people who wouldn’t normally watch sci-fi.

— Aaron Douglas

I think sports and bodybuilding were the only things that saved me from getting beat up. People are not pleased, for whatever reason, when you can answer all the questions in class. If not for the respect I got from track, cross-country, wrestling and bodybuilding, it would have been a disaster.

— Aaron Patzer

I actually don’t invest in anything that is social, mobile, deals or ad networks simply because those are areas where there are so many players and so many other smart people in the space, I feel like I don’t have a competitive advantage. So I tend to go after things that are e-commerce, like healthcare.

— Aaron Patzer

People get in fights because they don’t communicate, because you don’t want to hurt the other person.

— Aaron Paul

On a big film, there’s almost no way you can meet everyone. On an indie, there are 30 people and no trailers to duck into.

— Aaron Paul

I didn’t come from any money, but even when I was on ‘Big Love’ – people think you’re on a series and you’re making bank.

— Aaron Paul

Most people, it seems, stretch the truth to make themselves seem more impressive. I, it seems, stretch the truth to make myself look worse.

— Aaron Swartz

Even among those who I would not count as ‘friends,’ I have met many people online who have simply commented on my work or are interested by what I do.

— Aaron Swartz

Whenever people ask me what the story is for my next film, I won’t tell and people feel it’s because I’m being secretive or something, but it’s actually because I’m ashamed to sum up a film in three sentences.

— Abbas Kiarostami

Cinema seats make people lazy. They expect to be given all the information. But for me, question marks are the punctuation of life.

— Abbas Kiarostami

People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

If a group of people feels that it has been humiliated and that its honour has been trampled underfoot, it will want to express its identity and this expression of an identity will take different shapes and forms.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

God manifests himself in each historical period according to the understanding of the people of the era.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

In many of the things that people do, they themselves are the centre of attention, but they inscribe some other name on their banner.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

People should know what they want, not just what they don’t want.

— Abdolkarim Soroush

I think the success of democracy is not really police security it’s the presence of a broad middle class. The stronger the middle class of a people is, the less you have to worry about one group coming in and exploiting the democratic process for its own ends.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

We want to be, I think, an example for the rest of the Arab world, because there are a lot of people who say that the only democracy you can have in the Middle East is the Muslim Brotherhood.

— Abdullah II of Jordan

People see you on TV every day, they start knowing your name. You know, I was always just the guy from Maroon 5 until I became myself.

— Adam Levine

So many people witness atrocities and can’t take their eyes away from them, but that doesn’t mean they’re good.

— Adam Levine

Seriously, ‘Honey Boo Boo’ is the decay of Western civilization. Just because so many people watch the show doesn’t mean it’s good.

— Adam Levine

Bush already gave obscene tax breaks to people like me and Warren Buffet, and we are saying it’s not fair.

— Adam McKay

It’s one thing to break stuff and damage people’s possessions, but when you start aiming at the ideology of America, that’s dangerous comedy.

— Adam McKay

If you do a Western that’s funny, there’s no way people don’t call it a spoof or a parody, even though it may not be.

— Adam McKay

Celebrities and ‘famous’ people are just regular folks. I know, it’s a shocking and potentially dangerous statement.

— Adam McKay

Ultimately, the only people who are in any way edified by hanging with famous people are you at the age of 11 and your mom.

— Adam McKay

For ‘Breaking Bad,’ people were with Walter White for 99% of that show, even though that guy is a monster.

— Adam McKay

Things I used to get in trouble for writing at ‘SNL,’ suddenly other people like it.

— Adam McKay

The stuff that’s going on is just so over-the-top, with the banking crisis and destroying the Gulf of Mexico, and the outrage hasn’t quite caught up with the people yet. But when it does, I think you’re going to see really virulent anti-authoritarian kind of comedy coming out.

— Adam McKay

If you’re calling yourself a maverick and you’re not Dirk Nowitzki, then you are probably not one. In fact, this rule applies to anyone declaring themselves a ‘God-fearing Christian’ or a ‘Man of the people.’

— Adam McKay

I’m going into my first Olympics, whereas people I’m racing against are going into their third and fourth and probably last Olympics. So there’s more pressure on them to perform. I’ve still got a whole future ahead of me. I am not even the Olympic champ.

— Adam Peaty

When you take the world record, a lot of people are going to go out there to get you, really. I kind of enjoy that. I like being chased.

— Adam Peaty

My family are massive fans of ‘I’m A Celeb,’ so that would be pretty cool. There’s so many areas where you can go in and enjoy, but I just like meeting new people.

— Adam Peaty

The roar of the crowd when you come out for a final is like nothing else: when 15,000 people are cheering you, a lot of adrenaline goes right through you.

— Adam Peaty

I think the rest of the world has a very wide, very slow kick. It’s very simple, breaststroke. People think it’s highly technical. But the more narrow, more effective and quicker you can execute it, the faster you are going to go. There’s less drag, basically.

— Adam Peaty

A lot of people put pressure on me, but I don’t think I feel that type of pressure. It is more of a good thing that people are trying to do that.

— Adam Peaty

Scotland is a picturesque country where the people are friendly yet completely incomprehensible. Also, the national delicacy is a sheep’s stomach filled with its liver, lungs, and heart.

— Adam Schlesinger

Most of the jobs I’ve gotten are from people calling me. I don’t actively solicit a lot of work like that, but maybe I should.

— Adam Schlesinger

I just like to stay busy, and I like to work with interesting people.

— Adam Schlesinger

Making your own records is really satisfying in the sense that you more or less get to do what you want. It may not sell or whatever, but on an artistic level, the only people that you really have to fight with are the people in your own band.

— Adam Schlesinger

If we all understood we can learn from both older and younger people, then we’d have a better world.

— Adora Svitak

Young people are often asked, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’ and given advice about how to lead meaningful adult lives, but where’s the encouragement to lead meaningful lives right now?

— Adora Svitak

There’s a lot of people over time who have brought out all these funky records that everybody has started jumping on like a catch phrase… When Planet Rock came out, then you had all of the electro funk records.

— Afrika Bambaataa

I’d like to see people pay attention to the science of hip hop. The knowledge part, the political side of what hip hop could do, or where hip hop is gonna go. I always say it’s gonna become universal as we become a galactic union.

— Afrika Bambaataa

What worries me are these so-called radio stations with program directors who don’t play all the different flavors of hip-hop. They should play the old with the new, 24/7, 365 days a year. A lot of these program directors are just jiving around and not playing all the good music for the people.

— Afrika Bambaataa

All music is dance music. But when people think of dance music, they think of techno or just house. Anything you can dance to is dance music. I don’t care if it’s classical, funk, salsa, reggae, calypso it’s all dance music.

— Afrika Bambaataa

Well, a lot of people within government and big business are nervous of Hip Hop and Hip Hop artists, because they speak their minds. They talk about what they see and what they feel and what they know. They reflect what’s around them.

— Afrika Bambaataa

A lot of times, when people say hip-hop, they don’t know what they’re talking about. They just think of the rappers. When you talk about hip-hop, you’re talking about the whole culture and movement. You have to take the whole culture for what it is.

— Afrika Bambaataa

There are certain things that they say you can’t do, there are all these secret people behind the scenes who make things available for you to do. That’s why you have so much crime and violence.

— Afrika Bambaataa

We used to play a lot of Fela Kuti in the early days of hip-hop. In my DJ sets I’ll jump off into rock, salsa, African. I like to play some crazy stuff and see the vibrations of the people.

— Afrika Bambaataa

I think that they participated in something that was not very proper and was very pitiful, not only for the Algerian people, but also for the other people who counted on our support.

— Ahmed Ben Bella

I teach at Caltech and oversee a research laboratory there. In general, I find that the majority of young people are excited by the prospects of research, but they soon discover that in the current market, many doctorate-level scientists are holding temporary positions or are unemployed.

— Ahmed Zewail

The universe at large is full of questions that we still don’t know anything about, and there will be always young people, brilliant, who are going to make new discoveries.

— Ahmed Zewail

On Sunday August 5, 2012, I was among a group of people who witnessed the Rover landing on Mars in real time at NASA’s Caltech-managed Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena.

— Ahmed Zewail

I think I succeeded in getting the Egyptian people excited about the importance of science, and this is the only way Egypt can get out of this dark ages.

— Ahmed Zewail

I can tell you that the majority of the Egyptians I know, they think of a much wider spectrum of people than the Muslim Brotherhood.

— Ahmed Zewail

Everything’s borne out of human experience, of course – rejection, humiliation, poverty, whatever. People aren’t born bad, no matter how harsh the circumstances. There is a person in there, and that person is not made of ice.

— Aidan Gillen

It seems to me that most characters, in anything, are flawed in some way, just like most people. You look for the good in the flawed people and vice versa, and then try and make them appealing in some way.

— Aidan Gillen

We’re in this incredible age where new brands are making people’s lives easier, more convenient, more personalized.

— Aileen Lee

It’s awesome that you have a female CFO and a female GC, but if you look at the investing partners, and it’s 15 dudes, I do think those people are going to get left behind if they don’t get with where the world is going.

— Aileen Lee

There are a lot of benefits to having a team of young people, but there are many benefits to having people who’ve made a lot of mistakes.

— Aileen Lee

Starbucks did this magical thing where it took a product that people didn’t really care that much about and made it this treat. It makes you feel better about your day and gives you a chance to reflect, makes you feel a little special.

— Aileen Lee

There are so many people who try so hard and have such big dreams, and it doesn’t happen for them.

— Aileen Lee

Sequoia is a firm that a lot of people across tech and the Valley look to, and I think they’re setting an important example in adding new diversity to their team.

— Aileen Lee

People presume my disability has to do with being an amputee, but that’s not the case our insecurities are our disabilities, and I struggle with those as does everyone.

— Aimee Mullins

I’m not an advocate for disability issues. Human issues are what interest me. You can’t possibly speak for a diverse group of people. I don’t know what it’s like to be an arm amputee, or have even one flesh-and-bone leg, or to have cerebral palsy.

— Aimee Mullins

I was once told that I had become too confident and that it made me less likeable. Many successful people will get this at some point, because the people who haven’t followed a similar path can be threatened by someone who has and is unabashed about it.

— Aimee Mullins

People look at me and think I am an expert in the automobile industry, and I’m not.

— Akio Toyoda

I really care about people, and I would need someone to also genuinely value other human beings and want to be connected with people in the world and to know about other cultures. That might not be a high standard for someone else, but for me, it’s really important to try and stick to that.

— Aja Naomi King

Back when people couldn’t read, other people would take newspapers and turn them into theater so that people would know what was going on in the world. That is a powerful thing.

— Aja Naomi King

Sometimes people just need to feel heard, and being an actor has taught me to really listen.

— Aja Naomi King

I have found people on both sides of the aisle, white and black, that’ll give you the shirt off their back. And I’ve also found people that won’t give you a piece of bread if you’re starving to death.

— Al Green

People still come up to me and ask me to sign their records. That’s right, records! Man, they don’t even make records no more!

— Al Green

Music is such a balm. Always has been. It’s such a heartbeat, like blood thrumming through the womb. That’s why music appeals to people.

— Al Jarreau

Jazz should be recognized as music of the people, based in a lot of accents and melodies. What is jazz but music that people danced to? Jazz has the dynamic thing. I don’t think you have to be playing only Charlie Parker licks on your horn or whatever the new version of that is.

— Al Jarreau

I know I need to exercise. For some people, exercise is like breathing for others, like me, it takes effort. Exercising is what I need for my metabolism and for a better sense of well-being.

— Al Roker

Last year, when we were in Mobile, Al., covering Hurricane Ivan, we heard the stories of poor people, many of them black stranded downtown because they had no way out.

— Al Roker

Gastronomy is my hobby. I’m simply the casting director. Once I’ve brought all the right people together, it is they who must work together to tell a story.

— Alain Ducasse

Somebody asked me, ‘Why do people like vampires so much?’ This was right after Obama had been elected and I said, ‘Because we just spent eight years being sucked dry by one.’

— Alan Ball

Well, here’s the thing with relationships on ‘True Blood’: Once they happen then you have to throw a monkey-wrench into them, because to have people be happy is not that exciting.

— Alan Ball

I don’t really know what it is about vampires that makes them such a powerful symbol, metaphor, whatever in people’s consciousness. But I do know they’re tremendously powerful. I mean, there’s a vampire on ‘Sesame Street.’ And Count Chocula. I don’t know why it’s so powerful.

— Alan Ball

Directing is physically exciting because there’s a ticking clock, you’re working with people, it’s very social, it’s very enjoyable.

— Alan Ball

I know that if I can’t move people, then I have no business being an actor.

— Alan Arkin

TV has taken reflection out of the human condition. People didn’t use to have a ready answer for everything, whether they knew something about it or not. People think they have to have an answer for everything because the guys on TV have an answer for everything.

— Alan Arkin

I’m not sure if I’ve learned anything from show business. Life in general has taught me if you’re kind to people, everything gets easier. Being a decent person really smoothes the way for you and everyone else.

— Alan Arkin

I love doing kids’ shows, and I love working with kids. I’ve done a lot of it. A lot of people don’t like working with children, but I love it.

— Alan Arkin

My favorite thing is to be working with people I enjoy working with. I’ve reached the point where, emotionally, I don’t need to act any more. Financially, I do. But emotionally, it wouldn’t matter to me if I never acted again.

— Alan Arkin

Things have got to add up to 100 points. The script is part of it, the character is part of it, the people I’m working with is the third part of it – and any combination of the three has got to add up to 100 points.

— Alan Arkin

I’m less genial than people think, but I’m too timid to seem nasty.

— Alan Bennett

I expect that my readers have been to Europe, I expect them to have some feeling for a foreign language, I expect them to have read books – there are a lot of people like that! That’s my audience.

— Alan Furst

I write about the period 1933-42, and I read books written during those years: books by foreign correspondents of the time, histories of the time written contemporaneously or just afterwards, autobiographies and biographies of people who were there, present-day histories of the period, and novels written during those times.

— Alan Furst

I just became what I call an ‘anti-fascist novelist.’ There is no word that covers both the fascists and the Communists, which mean different things to people, but of course they’re the same: they’re tyranny states.

— Alan Furst

Poland is a wildly dramatic and tragic story. It’s just unbelievable what went on with those people. How they survive, I don’t really know. The Germans had a particular hatred for the Poles they really considered them subhuman Slavs, and they were very brutal to them.

— Alan Furst

I’d never been in a police state. I didn’t know what it was. I knew that it was, in the general way that people know that two and two is four, but it had no emotional value for me until I found myself in the middle of it.

— Alan Furst

Spy novels are traditionally about lone wolves, but how many people actually live like that?

— Alan Furst

The 1930s was a funny time. People knew they might not live for another six months, so if they were attracted to one another, there was no time to dawdle.

— Alan Furst

We’re the roughest people in the way we play and live, and that is because Americans come from people who all got up one morning and went 5,000 miles, and that was a time in the 19th century when it wasn’t so easy to do.

— Alan Furst

I read very little contemporary anything… I don’t think I read what other people read, but then why would I, considering what I do?

— Alan Furst

I love the gray areas, but I like the gray areas as considered by bright, educated, courageous people.

— Alan Furst

Quite a few people have to believe something is normal before it becomes normal – a sort of ‘voting’ situation. But once the threshold is reached, then everyone demands to do whatever it is.

— Alan Kay

I hold no candle for George Osborne whatsoever. He has no strategic skills, is a hopeless chancellor, has no idea how most people have to live and his policies are failing and hurting millions.

— Alastair Campbell

Failure, it is thought, is what sells, and what people want to hear and read about. I am not so sure.

— Alastair Campbell

If I am in a beautiful place, but I don’t like the people, I am miserable.

— Alber Elbaz

I’ve been to many funerals of funny people, and they’re some of the funniest days you’ll ever have, because the emotions run high.

— Albert Brooks

There’s always the standard six people you can hire that have played all these villains in Hollywood. Instinctively, when they come on screen, you know what’s going to happen. You don’t know the story, but you know what they do.

— Albert Brooks

All improv turns into anger. All comedy improv basically turns into anger, because that’s all people know how to do when they’re improvising. If you notice shows that are improvising are generally people yelling at each other.

— Albert Brooks

I just like making people laugh, and buried in that I like to bring up topics and start discussions.

— Albert Brooks

My audience has lots of people between 20 and 35, but there are always a few 60-year-olds, and it makes me happier than if everyone was 22.

— Albert Brooks

If people don’t love what you’re doing, that doesn’t mean you’re wrong.

— Albert Brooks

The people on this planet that are trying to live their life, that aren’t trying to destroy things, are in the 99.9-percent majority.

— Albert Brooks

I’ve heard people say, ‘There are no bad audiences,’ but that’s just not true. There are people who just shouldn’t be together in a room, who produce a really bad audience.

— Albert Brooks

I’m really fond of ‘Real Life’ because I think it anticipated a whole movement. And people forget, they talk about ‘Spinal Tap,’ but that wasn’t… this was a mockumentary a long time before that. It was one of the early, early sort of mockumentaries.

— Albert Brooks

I think I present a different side of a male character: a side that is not John Wayne-like, a side that is, in fact, destructible. To some people, that is refreshing, and to other people, especially if they don’t know me, it may be disturbing.

— Albert Brooks

We’re given the springboard of the text, a plane ticket, told to report to Alabama, and there’s a group of people all ready to make a film and it’s a marvelous life.

— Albert Finney

Do I want to be in St. Louis forever? Of course. People from other teams want to play in St. Louis, and they’re jealous that we’re in St. Louis because the fans are unbelievable. So why would you want to leave a place like St. Louis to go somewhere else and make $3 million or $4 more million a year? It’s not about the money.

— Albert Pujols

Anaheim is not like Los Angeles, where there are more people and more paparazzi. You don’t have that in Anaheim. It’s more laid-back.

— Albert Pujols

When you look at art made by other people, you see what you need to see in it.

— Alberto Giacometti

In the past I have never thought about loneliness when working, and I don’t think about it now. Yet there must be a reason for the fact that so many people talk about it.

— Alberto Giacometti

Restaurants serve huge portions on even huger platters, and people are tempted to eat too much.

— Alek Wek

South Sudanese people are rich like the soil they just need a little water, and they will grow.

— Alek Wek

I don’t understand when people are being greedy or mean, when they say who should get what, when they get control of someone else’s life.

— Alek Wek

There are people who can look out for other human beings there are people who can speak up when something is not right and say, ‘This is wrong, and something should be done.’

— Alek Wek

I think that my music is really empowering. I just want people to know – especially young people, but really everyone – that you don’t have to be so caught up in what everyone else is thinking. You don’t have to be the coolest, most popular person. You can just be you and be vulnerable.

— Alessia Cara

I guess people don’t think that young girls or young artists have opinions, but I’m so glad that there’s artists like Lorde and Raury and Kehlani because they’re showing other people that young people can have an opinion and a voice and do really well with it. I’m glad I can be one of those people.

— Alessia Cara

I’m not extremely outgoing, but I’m average, I think. When people meet me they’ll say, ‘Oh you’re not that shy…’ I never said I was! I see where they’re coming from because my biggest single was about being shy at a party – I get it. But it’s not 100% accurate.

— Alessia Cara

I feel like my whole life, I’ve had to prove myself to so many people because I’m young and because I’m a female it’s just constant. I’m always surprising people.

— Alessia Cara

Also, most people read fiction as an escape – and I wonder whether my books aren’t a bit too grounded in reality to reach the widest possible audience.

— Alex Berenson

In a Ponzi scheme, a promoter pays back his initial investors with money he has raised from new investors. Eventually, the promoter can no longer find enough new investors to pay off the people who have already put up money, and the scheme collapses.

— Alex Berenson

The difference between microeconomics and macroeconomics is a bit like the difference between biology and medicine. Knowing that certain genes increase the risk of cancer is relatively easy. Figuring out exactly which people will get sick, or how to cure them, is a lot more complicated.

— Alex Berenson

Aaron Sorkin is why people hate liberals. He’s a smug, condescending know-it-all who isn’t as smart as he thinks he is.

— Alex Pareene

Obviously no one wants to give members of Congress a lot of money, because they barely do anything, and many of them are terrible, but a Congress that is made up of rich-but-not-super-rich people is going to be more corruptible than a Congress of really rich people.

— Alex Pareene

Simplifying’ the tax code is a priority mainly for people who make enough money to want to avoid paying taxes, and who make their money by means unorthodox enough to make avoiding taxes possible and desirable.

— Alex Pareene

Donald Trump, an oft-bankrupt make-believe mogul clown with a television show where he pretends to fire America’s saddest former celebrities, is one of the Republican Party’s most prominent national figures because he is on TV and people have heard of him.

— Alex Pareene

Because TED is for, and by, unbelievably rich people, they tiptoe around questions of the justness of a society that rewards TED attendees so much for what usually amounts to a series of lucky breaks.

— Alex Pareene

We’re getting the sort of ‘compromise’ American politics specializes in: the one where things are intentionally made worse for most people in the hopes that if things are made bad enough, the other side will cave.

— Alex Pareene

FreedomWorks, which is funded primarily by very rich people, solicits donations from non-rich conservative people. More than 80,000 people donated money to FreedomWorks in 2012, and it seems likely that only a small minority of those people were hedge fund millionaires.

— Alex Pareene

Medicare is expensive because we spend a lot on healthcare. We spend a lot on healthcare basically just because we want to, and doing so has been very good to a lot of people who work in healthcare fields.

— Alex Pareene

Do you know who takes weekday shuttle flights between Washington and New York? People who think they are too important for the train, let alone the bus.

— Alex Pareene

Cory Booker became a millionaire because this is how the economy works for people of his class: Rich people give other rich people money to do nothing, simply because they ‘deserve’ it.

— Alex Pareene

Flash mobs’ are reported on extensively because they’re novel and can be used to stoke fears of young people and the Internet. The media, of course, have absolutely no clue what they’re reporting on.

— Alex Pareene

For the most part, congressional Republicans represent people who are whiter, older and richer than most Americans, and our creaky old political system gives those Americans disproportionate influence over public policy.

— Alex Pareene

I’m in a difficult position in the sense that, preposterous as this might sound, I don’t like being the centre of attention. I get up on stage every night and play songs, but I almost feel the songs are the centre of attention. I don’t like opening my birthday presents in front of people, either.

— Alex Turner

I think it really makes a difference when you know the people that you’re working with, when you develop a relationship.

— Alexa Vega

Having to go back and forth between school and filming would sometimes be frustrating because I loved school. It was my chance to be around other people my age. But when you’re leaving school to go to a set that’s filled with kids your age, then it’s fine.

— Alexa Vega

When you have people catering to you non-stop, you lose it. You need someone to kick you in the butt every now and then!

— Alexa Vega

People are expecting me to still be fourteen years old. It cracks me up, especially when people see me walk by with my husband. They’re like, ‘What? You’re married? You’re not old enough to be married.’ Thank you. I’m glad that you think that.

— Alexa Vega

When you’re bi-racial, in the town I was in, in Maine, people kept asking, ‘What are you?’ It was like I wasn’t even human.

— Alexander Chee

It didn’t take long for the world to realize that the Shah was an enlightened liberal next to the bloody reactionary regime that followed, and which executed more people in three months than the Shah had done in 30 years.

— Alexander Haig

Wherever I go in the world, people all know about Scotland Street and are always asking me about what’s going to happen to the characters next.

— Alexander McCall Smith

I’d love to study in the U.S. I visited Vanderbilt in Nashville, and I’ve been told to check out Ole Miss. There are so many schools that I don’t really know where to start. But I do love the U.S. and have met so many supportive and enthusiastic people here while I’ve been on tour. I could definitely live here!

— Alexandra Adornetto

I love stories about people that, whatever situation they’re in, you can relate to them in a way.

— Alexandra Daddario

I’ve really fought to get into rooms, and I’m a big believer in auditioning. It’s hard, because I’m insecure, but I have an intense desire to prove myself to people.

— Alexandra Daddario

When I did ‘Percy Jackson,’ people told me, ‘Oh, you’re going to be so famous… you’re not going to be able to walk down the street… it’s going to be huge,’ and it wasn’t – although it was big for my career.

— Alexandra Daddario

When I was 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, I had so many people I looked up to and was so inspired by all these different people. It’s cool to be in that position.

— Alexandra Daddario

I’m not a great student, so I don’t know that I would have been a great detective. Part of my brain sort of works that way, like wanting to figure out puzzles and figure out what happened and why people do the things they do and who they are and how it happened.

— Alexandra Daddario

Recently, my personal advisors have been telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that’s the same thing, isn’t it?

— Alexei Sayle

I suppose the common idea of me is that I’m going to be someone who’s hyper and cracking jokes all the time, but people who meet me are soon disabused of that notion.

— Alexei Sayle

Yes, across the board, these gentlemen understand they have the power to make a difference and even educate people to injustices that are occurring in their worlds.

— Alexis Arguello

What helped me was I had people around me to remind me to help my country even when it did me wrong, have respect for my people, my family, my nation and mankind.

— Alexis Arguello

I could do what a lot of people are doing and that’s sign the best Nicaraguan fighters and then sell them to Don King, but there’s no way I’ll do that.

— Alexis Arguello

Aside from a handful of guys boxing is missing the good trainers, that’s why our sport is so in the air now because we don’t have people who have the capability to not only train fighters but also train and create decent respectable citizens of the world.

— Alexis Arguello

If this is not done, future ages will certainly look back upon us as a people so immersed in the pursuit of wealth as to be blind to higher considerations.

— Alfred Russel Wallace

The photographers are always around. Wherever I go, they start clicking incessantly. I am always like, ‘At least give me a heads-up, as, many times, I look so disheveled. What will people think?’

— Alia Bhatt

There are many people who probably don’t agree with my acting, and it should be that way: they don’t have to agree with me in general. I’m not here to be loved by everybody. I want to be. But I don’t think it’s humanly possible to be unanimously loved. But I think I’ve voiced it clearly that I’m not here to be a baby doll.

— Alia Bhatt

We don’t have a laugh track, which helped Seinfeld a lot, and did kind of tell people when to laugh. It just made it a lot easier. Our show doesn’t have that, so it’s hard for Middle America to catch on.

— Alia Shawkat

There are definitely a lot of roles I didn’t get based off of the way I look, but I’m not going to let that stop me. I’m going to write stories for myself or work with filmmakers who want to tell stories about real people.

— Alia Shawkat

I’m more verbal and not as private as I was as a kid. I still do a form of sense memory. It honestly depends on the job. It depends on the other people you’re working with, how the other actor works.

— Alia Shawkat

The millennial generation wants to express every feeling to feel like you’re connected to it, and there’s something very dark about tragedy that people are drawn to.

— Alia Shawkat

I think a misconception among many non-religious people is that anyone with a strong faith is, in all ways and at all times, blindly consistent, unwavering, unquestioning.

— Alice McDermott

For immigrant generations especially, family is the first structure, or shelter, for a people who are in exile.

— Alice McDermott

I think any life can be interesting, any surroundings can be interesting. I don’t think I could have been so brave if I had been living in a town, competing with people on what can be called a generally higher cultural level.

— Alice Munro

I can have people around a lot more because I’m not always chasing them away so I can work on my novel. My non-novel, I mean.

— Alice Munro

I no longer feel attracted to the well-made novel. I want to write the story that will zero in and give you intense, but not connected, moments of experience. I guess that’s the way I see life. People remake themselves bit by bit and do things they don’t understand.

— Alice Munro

Historically, absolute IQ scores have risen substantially as we’ve changed our environment so that more people go to school longer.

— Alison Gopnik

The thing that is most important is having people who are involved and engaged with the kids and also are not stressed and can be involved with them. And that’s actually not boring and banal. That actually takes a lot of work to make that happen, and it’s not something that our society does very well at all.

— Alison Gopnik

What, of course, we want in a university is for people to learn the skills they’re going to need outside the classroom. So, having a system that had more emphasis on inquiry and exploration but also on learning and practising specific skills would fit much better with how we know people learn.

— Alison Gopnik

Something like reading depends a lot on just having people around you who talk to you and read you books, more than sitting down and, say, doing a reading drill when you’re 3 or 4 years old.

— Alison Gopnik

One of the reasons I got really fat when I left home was because I thought rich people ate white bread and Spam. I also thought they could get processed meals, because we never did, so that was exciting.

— Alison Moyet

I threw away the whole of my working history, my photograph albums, diaries and stage clothes. Shoving big, ugly discs on walls is a bit like rubbing people’s faces in it, saying ‘I am considerably richer than you.’ It is completely unnecessary.

— Alison Moyet

When I saw Adele, I thought: ‘I’ll give it an hour before people say I was her,’ just because I was fat. When you watch ‘X Factor,’ you can bet your bottom dollar, every single fat singer sounds like me as far as the judges are concerned. Can you imagine if they did that with every black artist?

— Alison Moyet

People always had something to say about the fact I was odd looking, bigger than other people, that I was awkward. When I discovered punk, I bought into it. That look, combined with being fat, made me even less of what people thought a young woman should be.

— Alison Moyet

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs.

— Alphonse de Lamartine

The ultimate goal of the architect…is to create a paradise. Every house, every product of architecture… should be a fruit of our endeavour to build an earthly paradise for people.

— Alvar Aalto

President Obama is traveling around the country, proposing a stimulus bill that has already failed once. Instead of having an honest discussion about whether or not a plan that already failed once will fail again, the establishment would rather distract the American people with gossip.

— Alveda King

You know, people really want to hear about the issues.

— Alveda King

I’m born into a family of preachers. So I want Mr. Trump to remember that many people who voted for him took a long time praying for him. And if he can take some of that divine guidance, that’s going to help him out.

— Alveda King

Some people still see me as a kid, but I’m a 23-year-old woman now.

— Amanda Bynes

Going to another country you’re not in your house, you’re with people you’ve never met before, and I think it’s definitely a good growing experience.

— Amanda Bynes

So many people comment that I’m much more mature than average. In this business, you can get taken advantage of if you’re not aware and you’re not tough.

— Amanda Bynes

I don’t only long for the thrill of being in the middle of a war, I must understand it I must make other people understand.

— Amanda Lindhout

Going into Somalia, I didn’t anticipate how many people’s lives would be affected by it. In hindsight, I certainly wish I had taken more time to think about that, but I can’t change it.

— Amanda Lindhout

I don’t think I’m unusual in that, in my 20s, like many people, I felt invincible.

— Amanda Lindhout

You know, I’ve kind of been lucky enough to always work with established actors or big names or people that are really popular or infamous for doing what they do and doing it well, I guess.

— Amber Heard

Making people laugh is magic. I feel like if you have humility, then you can do anything in comedy.

— Amanda Seyfried

Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren’t nice – or they’re nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.

— Amanda Seyfried

I’ve auditioned for roles that involved voice, but I don’t like it. I feel like, I can’t do this in front of you. It seems so separate – I don’t share it with a lot of people. And I’m not into public performances.

— Amanda Seyfried

A film set is really delicate and people treat you very very well if you’re an actor because they want you to be as comfortable as possible for you to do your work, but it really is just one in a team of many and usually 150 people.

— Amanda Seyfried

I don’t want to be in magazines everyday, because I don’t want people to get used to one thing.

— Amanda Seyfried

You learn very quickly what people are so enamored with, and it’s not necessarily me.

— Amanda Seyfried

The great difference between voyages rests not with the ships, but with the people you meet on them.

— Amelia Barr

I reprimand people, even those working with me, for littering the roads.

— Amisha Patel

Some of these actresses or public personas who are very public about their disciplined diets, more power to them. I just don’t see the point. I’m just not going to be one of those people photographed in a bikini where people are like, ‘OMG, look at Amy!’ I mean, it might be OMG, but not for the reasons I want.

— Amy Adams

I didn’t get into acting to have a moment, I got into it because of people who’ve inspired me, like Judi Dench, Holly Hunter, and Jodie Foster.

— Amy Adams

I think the kick to doing comedy is just to get in a film with really funny people and let them do their jobs. I find that in most comedies, I’m not the funny one, which works out great.

— Amy Adams

I tend to be really pragmatic, but ultimately tend to be attracted to people who pull me into more spontaneity. I’ve really learned that, through surrender, the best experiences of my life have happened.

— Amy Adams

What I respect in people more than anything is work ethic. And Justin Timberlake’s got that. He works his tail off, and he knows his stuff.

— Amy Adams

You have to treat people gently because we’re all in a process. What might seem like a good idea to somebody at 21 is probably not going to seem like a good idea at 50, but you don’t know that until you get there.

— Amy Grant

It’s human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That’s just so normal.

— Amy Grant

Everybody’s entitled to think whatever they want and to express that, but my personal day-to-day experience does not come into contact with any of those people.

— Amy Grant

You get people coming up to you and asking about movies, especially in Chennai, which is nice.

— Amy Jackson

I was so shy, I couldn’t stand up in front of people and speak. Now I’m in the next big three Bollywood movies.

— Amy Jackson

If people enjoy your movies, that’s the most important thing.

— Amy Jackson

We had a few tragic accidents in our state, as they’ve had in every state, from train crashes on down. And really, no text is worth dying for that is our message to young people. And this is such a new phenomenon when you look at the number of texts and how they’ve increased exponentially in just the last few years.

— Amy Klobuchar

I would prefer a public option that would be a competitive option that would allow people to buy into a Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which is a series of private plans.

— Amy Klobuchar

Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you’d think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.

— Amy Klobuchar

There are some people who are Burger King people, and there are some people who are McDonald’s people.

— Anderson Cooper

A lot of compelling stories in the world aren’t being told, and the fact that people don’t know about them compounds the suffering.

— Anderson Cooper

The world reacts very strangely to people they see on TV, and I can begin to understand how anchor monsters are made. If you’re not careful, you can become used to being treated as though you’re special and begin to expect it. For a reporter, that’s the kiss of death.

— Anderson Cooper

When a big event happens, people turn on to CNN, not only because they know there will be people there covering an event on the ground, but because they know we’re going to cover it in a way that’s non-partisan, that’s not left or right.

— Anderson Cooper

A lot of people know the name Gloria Vanderbilt, but they don’t really know the whole story behind her, the real person that she is.

— Anderson Cooper

As an artist, you’re taking your experiences and placing them into your art. So the more experiences you have, the richer your art and more people can relate to it.

— Anderson Paak

Whichever chord progressions move me, whether it’s rock, jazz, doo-wop or soul, I’m going to put it together and not be worried about whether people can put it in a lane or not.

— Andra Day

I was heavily influenced by big voices when I was younger. People like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle really spoke to me. When I got older, I was into Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, and Lauryn Hill, but it wasn’t until I started working with a voice coach that I really dove into jazz music.

— Andra Day

I give credit to my team. I have dedicated people from my label, my fans, and people at these companies that believe in me.

— Andra Day

I established early what I was and wasn’t willing to accept. People tried to say what I had to do, whether it be pop or R&B, to be successful. Even when I was in the girl group, they would try to make our voices sound very radio-friendly and fit that mold. But even before I got signed, I knew who I was and who I wanted to be.

— Andra Day

Well, you know, I’ve bonded with a lot of people over the years, you know. We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure.

— Andre Agassi

First of all, let me say, 1:15 in the morning, for 20,000 people to still be here, I wasn’t the winner, tennis was. That’s awesome. I don’t know if I’ve ever felt so good here before.

— Andre Agassi

I’d like to be remembered as someone who made a difference in the lives of young people – that I nurtured someone and taught them to pursue their dreams and their careers, to leave a legacy.

— Andre Leon Talley

I went to Brown to be a French professor, and I didn’t know what I was doing except that I loved French. When I got to Paris and I could speak French, I know how much it helped me to establish relationships with Karl Lagerfeld, with the late Yves St. Laurent. French, it just helps you if you’re in fashion. The French people started style.

— Andre Leon Talley

When I have interns, I always say, ‘Handwritten thank-you notes can make a difference.’ People remember that – not an e-mail, a handwritten note in an envelope.

— Andre Leon Talley

I love people – it is not the fashion, it is the people in fashion I love.

— Andre Leon Talley

When people ask me, ‘What do you do for fun?’ – it’s my family. That’s it.

— Andre Ward

If people are honest, they’ll admit that I do have a fan base.

— Andre Ward

The British fans, they are very festive they support their people.

— Andre Ward

People are entitled to their opinion. I respect them, but it doesn’t mean they’re right.

— Andre Ward

I get the headlines for being slick and different things like that – which is part of my game – but it’s just amazing to me that a lot of times, the people don’t see the other things that go on in that ring. But a lot of times, when my opponents figure it out, the fight is over. It’s too late.

— Andre Ward

People who know me know that I’m not going to open my mouth and say something if I don’t mean it. I’m very short and sweet. I’m old-school when it comes to it: I say what I mean and mean what I say, and then get off of it. It’s simple as that.

— Andre Ward

I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God, and I try to share it with as many people as possible.

— Andrea Bocelli

I began when I was a child, because I was born and grew up in a little village. And many people ride the horses. So, it was a big – it has been a big passion for me.

— Andrea Bocelli

A voice is very intimate. It’s something of your own. So there’s always this fear, because you feel naked. There’s a fear of not reaching up to expectations. As you become more famous, people come and expect to hear something extraordinary, so you don’t want to disappoint them. I feel this sense of responsibility.

— Andrea Bocelli

People are often quite surprised by the sport and leisure activities practised by the blind. For example, tandem cycling is very popular.

— Andrea Bocelli

Because, in opera, I have to sing for people that are very far from me, instead of, when I sing a song, I try to imagine to sing like in an ear of a child.

— Andrea Bocelli

I did a pop album, ‘Sogno,’ in 1999. I think it’s important to record another pop album because many people love pop music. By this kind of repertoire, some people can later discover classical music.

— Andrea Bocelli

I change the language with which I use my voice. In opera, I know I have an orchestra behind me I have to communicate to people very far from me.

— Andrea Bocelli

When you sing and people want that you sing, then you can hope to be great.

— Andrea Bocelli

More people are listening to opera, and I’m happy – everybody must be given that opportunity.

— Andrea Bocelli

The Declaration of Independence says when government fails, the people have the right to replace it. Well, New York State government has failed and the people have the right, indeed the people have the the people have the obligation, to act.

— Andrew Cuomo

I know how bad Albany is. I know it better than most. I understand why people are angry. I’m angry. The question is going to be, how do you change Albany, what is the plan for change, and then how do you actually get it done?

— Andrew Cuomo

If there’s a silver bullet in the battle to recapture Albany, it is the re-engagement of our citizens. This capital has become a physical metaphor for the isolation and alienation of our people.

— Andrew Cuomo

People go into politics because they want the affirmation, and they want the applause.

— Andrew Cuomo

I don’t know people who don’t say, boy the government is working better now.

— Andrew Cuomo

I want to be the candidate placed on the ballot by the people, not the party.

— Andrew Cuomo

If I get sued for keeping people safe and getting people in from the cold because they were endangering themselves, then so be it.

— Andrew Cuomo

There is a long list of psychology research demonstrating that appearances matter more than most us would care to admit. As shallow as it may be, better-looking people have been shown in various studies to have higher self-esteem and more charisma, are considered more trustworthy and are better negotiators.

— Andrew Ross Sorkin

I was always one of those people who would watch the Super Bowl as much for the sports as I did for the ads. I was always just sort of fascinated by the fact that when you turn on the TV, there was motion, there was moving pictures on it.

— Andrew Ross Sorkin

We all fall into our habits, our routines, our ruts. They’re used quite often, consciously or unconsciously, to avoid living, to avoid doing the messy part of having relationships with other people, of dealing with a person next to us. That’s why we can all be in a room on our cell phones and not have to deal with one another.

— Andrew Stanton

Loneliness is, I think, people’s biggest fear, whether they are conscious of it or not.

— Andrew Stanton

Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule. That’s why my hero, admittedly a flawed one, is a journalist.

— Andrew Vachss

Massage therapy has been shown to relieve depression, especially in people who have chronic fatigue syndrome other studies also suggest benefit for other populations.

— Andrew Weil

Excess exercise tends to be counterbalanced by excess hunger, exemplified by the phrase ‘working up an appetite.’ A few people with extraordinary willpower can resist such hunger day after day, but for the vast majority, weight loss through exercise is a flawed option.

— Andrew Weil

I don’t really have studios. I wander around around people’s attics, out in fields, in cellars, anyplace I find that invites me.

— Andrew Wyeth

I believe in humanitarian capitalism, and there are good people on Wall Street.

— Andrew Young

In a sane, civil, intelligent and moral society, you don’t blame poor people for being poor.

— Andrew Young

Egypt’s problem is that you’ve got an economy that works for about 40 million people, only you have 90 million people. The answer to the Egyptian problem is not guns, but jobs. We’ve got to find a private-sector, nongovernmental, aggressive way of creating jobs. That’s not America’s role totally.

— Andrew Young

What’s real? What’s not? That’s what I do in my act, test how other people deal with reality.

— Andy Kaufman

If I play my cards right, I could bring network wrestling back to TV. Unfortunately, to most people, wrestling is a laughingstock. But fortunately, I’m reaching people who otherwise wouldn’t watch it.

— Andy Kaufman

I’m not a confrontational person in real life, so I really don’t wanna get into arguments or fistfights with people I’m making fun of.

— Andy Kindler

When I played a club in Salt Lake City, I complained to the crowd about the low turnout. It’s always good to berate the people who paid to see you because you’re upset about the people who didn’t show up. It’s called misplaced anger, and without it, I wouldn’t have an act.

— Andy Kindler

My big fear is that I’ll put down so many people, I’ll have to leave show biz.

— Andy Kindler

I don’t hate Dane Cook, but I am trying to go after people I think are capable of more.

— Andy Kindler

I do notice a lot of people who want to shock to get laughs. It’s such a tricky thing you don’t want to make rules about it. There’s nobody more hilarious than Dave Attell, and he’d break every rule you set up. But he’s funny.

— Andy Kindler

I think that most people will spend their whole life not figuring out what they’re meant to do, or figuring out what they’re meant to do on their way to do something else. So I just feel lucky that I know what I love to do. Everything else figures itself out.

— Andy Kindler

I want to put some effort into a bunch of different types of videos. I don’t think I’m gonna do ‘Man On The Street’ messing with people, I don’t think I’m gonna do over-the-top wacky comedy.

— Andy Milonakis

I’d think of a topic and just rant on it and transfer it to the computer, upload it. It’s such a quick thing. You post it on your website and after an hour, 10 people write comments.

— Andy Milonakis

I’m quite contrary. If people agree on something, I tend to gravitate the other way by my nature. I don’t like to be told what to do. I think it goes back to school. I like to do things I want to do and I really don’t like doing what I don’t want to do.

— Andy Serkis

People think, ‘Oh, well how can ‘The Hobbit,’ which is one book, become three films?’ But you can take one line from an appendice and it turns into a whole sequence.

— Andy Serkis

I can get on with all different sorts of people, and I never feel homesick, particularly, or I’ve never felt kind of patriotic towards any one country.

— Andy Serkis

People used to say, ‘Andy Serkis lent his movements to Gollum,’ and now they say, ‘Andy Serkis played Caesar.’ That’s a significant leap.

— Andy Serkis

People find it hard to get their heads around nominating a computer-generated character, but every time you see Gollum on the screen, that’s me who is acting up there – even if it is behind a mass of pixels – and it’s my voice you hear.

— Andy Serkis

My father was interested in justice, always working for people who needed to be supported.

— Andy Serkis

Over the years, people have asked me, ‘Do you think there should be a separate category for acting in the digital realm? Or hybrid sort of awards for digital characters?’ and so on. And I’ve always really maintained that I don’t believe so.

— Andy Serkis

In performance capture roles, it’s not a committee of animators that author the role, it’s the actor. I think that’s a significant thing for people to understand.

— Andy Serkis

Some of those songs, you really have to bite them. You challenge yourself, you challenge the audience, you do something different. People weren’t expecting it.

— Andy Taylor

We felt if we didn’t have new material in us and we didn’t have a real reason to exist, then we probably wouldn’t have done an 80’s revival thing. We are very conscious about the fact that’s what we are as a bunch of people.

— Andy Taylor

If you were looking at where you would like your career to go, then you would have to cherry pick The Stones. People love coming to see them. They are it, they are the most definitive rock n roll band ever.

— Andy Taylor

It was mind-blowing. It was a small place with 2,000 standing-up tickets. It’s great to have your band back and working and playing again, people have been so generous.

— Andy Taylor

We had a huge audience, we sold truckloads of albums. If we do something that’s cool, people will listen to it. If we don’t, we would be selling people short.

— Andy Taylor

I don’t think you need a record deal to write songs. You don’t need any other reason than you want to do it. It’s a far cry from why some people do music today. They make it to order, which is pretty horrible.

— Andy Taylor

When you don’t have a record label and you have been on your own as we have, you can look at all these other ways you can get in touch with other people and get music out there again.

— Andy Taylor

People will come up to me and try and be secretive and say, ‘Can you do the Gollum voice for me?’ And I’m like, ‘Are you kidding? It’s 8:30 in the morning on the Victoria Line.’

— Andy Serkis

In China, you’ve got six people buying for one child. But the thing is, you’ve got the largest rising upper-middle class in the world.

— Angela Ahrendts

But the minute we went public on the stock market, which is how our wealth was created, it was no longer how many people you employed, it was how much you were worth and how much your company was worth.

— Anita Roddick

I resent the idea that people would blame the messenger for the message, rather than looking at the content of the message itself.

— Anita Hill

Everywhere I go people come up to me, they mob me – anyone who has MS or has a relative with MS – they come up and hug and cry.

— Ann Romney

I am interested in personal stories because that’s when people become expressive, spontaneous and heartfelt.

— Anna Deavere Smith

Artists are the people that no matter what, pick up the pen, pick up a paintbrush. They take the time to translate what is happening to create something that resonates deeply with the rest of the people that are caught in the middle of their own reality.

— Anna Deavere Smith

Many people are afraid to talk about race because it’s so emotionally loaded. We don’t have the vocabulary to talk about it. Every day, our vocabulary seems more and more inadequate.

— Anna Deavere Smith

I mean, I think a healthy country is a country where people are healthy physically, and a smart country is a country where people are educated.

— Anna Deavere Smith

People who are sick, or who have been sick, or have come close to death have a lot to say – and they want you to hear it.

— Anna Deavere Smith

I see myself as not a typical theater person, but a person who uses the theater as a place to meet people and explore ideas.

— Anna Deavere Smith

In my profession, I’m around a lot of people whose bodies are their instruments in one way or another.

— Anna Deavere Smith

You know, all kinds of people inspire me.

— Anna Deavere Smith

For me, first of all, I love people, I love ideas.

— Anna Deavere Smith

I love studying how people are. Not just what they’re saying, but how they are, what they’re doing.

— Anna Deavere Smith

The courts are as a stage, people love to see attractive players.

— Anna Kournikova

A court is like a scene, people want to see attractive people.

— Anna Kournikova

When you’re singing before 15,000 people at a summer concert outside, you need to look beautiful, because that’s what people want.

— Anna Netrebko

I have no desire to become a crossover artiste, singing with microphones. I believe in opera that it is something that young people would love if they had a chance to hear it.

— Anna Netrebko

When Usenet was eclipsed by websites in the late 1990s, people from that world – many of them programmers – wanted to bring the freewheeling, amazing discussions of Usenet to the web. And thus, RSS was born.

— Annalee Newitz

Before the 21st century, stories became popular because people talked about them in other publications or shared magazine and newspaper clippings with friends.

— Annalee Newitz

In many cities, it’s become popular to hate ‘gentrifiers,’ rich people who move in and drive up housing prices – pushing everyone else out.

— Annalee Newitz

People who gentrify are usually new transplants to a city, changing it to suit their particular cultural needs and whims.

— Annalee Newitz

I have zero tolerance for people who don’t come completely prepared. I expect contribution, I expect attendance, and I expect directors to take trips and visit the company’s programs.

— Anne M. Mulcahy

When I became CEO of Xerox 10 years ago, the company’s situation was dire. Debt was mounting, the stock sinking and bankers were calling. People urged me to declare bankruptcy, but I felt personally responsible for tens of thousands of employees.

— Anne M. Mulcahy

I learned how to be a learner. When you get in a job, the tendency is to say, ‘I’ve got to know it. I’ve got to give direction to others. I’m in this job because I’m better and smarter.’ I always took a different view, that the key was to identify the people who really knew and learn from them.

— Anne M. Mulcahy

Five billion people have played Hamlet. ‘To be or not to be.’ And how do you do that and find your way into your own journey, your own way of telling it?

— Annette Bening

It’s kind of a mystery to me, as far as my own life experiences and what I’ve witnessed – why some people can just move on through traumatic experiences, in childhood particularly, and why other people are just paralyzed by it. I just don’t know how and why that is.

— Annette Bening

If anything, I want to please people too much.

— Annette Bening

If you can open people’s hearts first, then maybe people’s minds get opened after that.

— Annette Bening

I think that most people who are just artists, who are getting famous, would trade a lot of their fame back for some normalcy, pretty much immediately.

— Ansel Elgort

I want to encourage people. One of the things I do encourage people is that – that Internet is a place where we should share our ideas and be positive, not negative.

— Ansel Elgort

I think everyone should have social media – all young people, at least.

— Ansel Elgort

You know what I’m realizing? I always love a place if I like the movie I’m doing there. I’ve heard people say, ‘I hate Pittsburgh,’ and I’m like, ‘I love Pittsburgh so much!’ I loved what I was doing there, and I loved Austin for the same reason.

— Ansel Elgort

Some nightlife places, people aren’t there for the music, and it’s depressing. I’m not just a club DJ I am a producer, and I’ll only DJ when the crowd is there to enjoy the music.

— Ansel Elgort

You can be really weird, and people will still accept you if you’re in movies. I’m not actually weird, but if I feel like being weird, then I can do it, and they accept it because you’re an actor.

— Ansel Elgort

I can be overly confident at times, but with someone who I’m very close to, like with my mother, I will break down. In real life, people will find out that I’m not actually that confident and that I’m a real guy underneath it all.

— Ansel Elgort

Someone once told me we have in our minds who we want, and often those aren’t the people we actually want. Like, once there was a girl I thought was perfect for me – I had every box checked with her. But I just didn’t feel anything.

— Ansel Elgort

History is formed by the people, those who have power and those without power. Each one of us makes history.

— Anselm Kiefer

I’m a natural clown, I suppose, in writing, and one has to accept that I can’t do anything about it. I have written one or two novels which are not specifically funny. I wrote a study of Shakespeare which was not intended to be funny, but some people regard it as such.

— Anthony Burgess

It’s the advantage of the virus to spread, and you can only spread when you infect people and they infect other people without necessarily killing them. So if you had 100 percent mortality, the potential pandemic would almost self-eliminate itself.

— Anthony Fauci

It’s extremely likely that the people who have never been exposed to a human who has leprosy, it’s very likely they got leprosy from exposure to an armadillo.

— Anthony Fauci

Less revenue, more people, more freight, more gridlock – that is not a formula for success.

— Anthony Foxx

People are sitting in traffic longer, and the types of solutions that are needed to relieve that congestion are ones that are paid for by the Highway Trust Fund.

— Anthony Foxx

People are going to bash you while you’re alive, and they’re going to bash you when you’re gone.

— Anthony Hamilton

When people are running up to me in the grocery store screaming, ‘Oh my God! Oh my God!’ that’s when I know I’m swervin’. As long as people are recognizing you and you matter to them, then you’re doing something right.

— Anthony Hamilton

You always want to come back with an image that’s interesting visually, and you hope to get something from the person you photograph that’s different than other images you know of these people.

— Anton Corbijn

Generally my focus has been on people who make things, whether it’s writers or directors or painters or musicians.

— Anton Corbijn

I’m not totally blind to the fact that I like people to see my work, but if it’s not something I would enjoy seeing in a magazine, then I think I shouldn’t be making it. I think that I don’t represent only myself, I represent more people I mean, if I like it, then I think more people will like it because I think I’m quite a normal guy.

— Anton Corbijn

It’s so easy for people to stick a label on you, and then that taints everything you touch.

— Anton Corbijn

With photography, you are lucky if you get people to look at your pictures at some point. There’s no formal way to show them.

— Anton Corbijn

Ballroom is two people dancing together to music, touching in perfect harmony.

— Anton du Beke

With the media how it is these days, people expect to know everything. I don’t talk about my girlfriend because essentially she doesn’t want to be talked about.

— Anton du Beke

I think cookery shows have become so sophisticated, and everyone’s so marvellous at it, but there are people like me who aren’t into the cooking malarkey, who still don’t know how to boil an egg for three minutes.

— Anton du Beke

Frank Sinatra was a great singer, but my favourite is Sammy Davis Jr. He had incredible versatility in his voice, often doing impressions of people. It’s always going to be classic, and you’ll never get bored listening.

— Anton du Beke

Whenever I found out anything remarkable, I have thought it my duty to put down my discovery on paper, so that all ingenious people might be informed thereof.

— Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Entertainment history is now the main source of supposedly historical knowledge for more and more people, but ‘histo-tainment’ is superficial and lacks all context.

— Antony Beevor

The temptation in any approaching crisis or conflict is, because people haven’t got a clue what lies ahead, they’re always searching into the past for some sort of pattern … to galvanise the nation or their supporters and put themselves on a pedestal to sound Churchillian or Rooseveltian.

— Antony Beevor

If your work doesn’t speak to people, it’s beyond comprehension and risible, but if people engage with it, you become tarred with the brush of populism.

— Antony Gormley

I think critics are very useful. But I think that they, in a way, betray their position when they stop people looking for themselves.

— Antony Gormley

When violence is real and you flinch away from it, violence does not push people to try and imitate that. Often, we shun the violence that makes us flinch, because it disturbs us. And what makes us uncomfortable and disturbs us is not often bad. What disturbs us will not make us imitate that.

— Anurag Kashyap

The West sometimes doesn’t understand Bollywood, but they can definitely understand how Bollywood influences people.

— Anurag Kashyap

People always accuse me of making these dark, depressing movies. ‘Why do you have to pick up on real issues? People are so exhausted and miserable.’

— Anurag Kashyap

Conventional Indian cinema is about people falling in love. They sing, they dance.

— Anurag Kashyap

I’m paranoid about shopping. I get irritable. I find it tedious and taxing. People say shopping is retail therapy, but I need therapy after shopping.

— Anushka Sharma

I’d advise people to never step out without wearing an SPF, not even on a cloudy day.

— Anushka Sharma

I tell myself that if I start to listen to these people and start to let them decide how I should behave and what I should do, then this is not my life – it’s theirs.

— Anushka Sharma

I have nothing to hide. So when I spoke about my lip job, a lot of people called me brave for coming out.

— Anushka Sharma

People who speak different languages, they are watching the movie from our language. So, I think all of us should be proud as nation and as cinema lovers.

— Anushka Sharma

After I turned producer, people asked me, ‘Why are you taking up production? You are still so young and doing well.’ Just because an actress decides to make movies, do people assume that her career is not going well?

— Anushka Sharma

I don’t have great running technique, but I like to run. I’ve heard from countless people that the last six miles of the marathon is all mental. But what better city to have this in than New York City where there are millions of people there supporting you?

— Apolo Ohno

I’ve always wanted to play a role in inspiring people to be better, to live higher quality lives and to feel good about the way that they look and feel.

— Apolo Ohno

Israel may have the right to put others on trial, but certainly no one has the right to put the Jewish people and the State of Israel on trial.

— Ariel Sharon

For me, peace should provide security to the Jewish people.

— Ariel Sharon

That is all that we want, what people want, what people want in New York, in Washington, in Pittsburgh, in any other place in the United States or in Europe. People want to live peacefully. That’s what we want.

— Ariel Sharon

I don’t think I have accomplished what I still have to accomplish. There is one thing that I would like to do, and that’s to bring security and peace to the Jewish people.

— Ariel Sharon

If there is ever to be an end to the conflict, the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish people’s right to a homeland and the existence of an independent Jewish state in the homeland of the Jewish people.

— Ariel Sharon

I was born in the Land of Israel, the son of pioneers – people who tilled the land and sought no fights – who did not come to Israel to dispossess its residents.

— Ariel Sharon

The Jewish people remember the dramatic vote in the U.N. Assembly on November 29, 1947, when representatives of the nations recognized our right to national revival in our historic homeland.

— Ariel Sharon

The great question of our day is whether we, the Jewish people of Israel, can find within us the will to survive as a nation.

— Ariel Sharon

My mother was the nicest person in the world. I still have people coming to me to say how she was so warm, generous, and kind-hearted. She never washed her dirty linen in public. She always maintained her equations with people.

— Arjun Kapoor

Housewives run the home and sacrifice a lot, but many people forget that.

— Arjun Kapoor

When you work with people you aspire to be like, you pay attention to them.

— Arjun Kapoor

People feel that in this industry friendships are not for real, but that’s not true. Otherwise, what is the point of being friends?

— Arjun Kapoor

When you aren’t doing too many films, people find other things to write about you.

— Arjun Kapoor

If in previous decades large historic events drew people together and oriented them toward collective action, the recent double trend toward greater choice but less security leads the young to see their lives in more individual terms. Big events collectivize. Little events atomize.

— Arlie Russell Hochschild

Folk music is music that everyday people can play, and it inspired a lot of people to make their own music. That trailed into making your own pop music, and that’s why garage bands started springing up everywhere.

— Arlo Guthrie

You get people talking about being worried about their art, and dances… their culture being wiped out or taken over, and yet these same people are taking advantage of their people to use them as cheap labour.

— Arlo Guthrie

People were talking about songs of the common man in order to make the common man. With Woody Guthrie and Lead Belly, they were so common it was just uncommon.

— Arlo Guthrie

In my case, of course, people had a lot of expectations, but that didn’t pressurise me because I’m pretty confident about my musicality and my talent.

— Armaan Malik

It feels surreal to know that people out there know me, know my songs, and give me so much love.

— Armaan Malik

I think recreations are a good thing if done right because it can be very dangerous also. If you do something which goes wrong, then people probably won’t like it because they are attached to that old version of the song… So, recreations can be a little tricky.

— Armaan Malik

Around eight or nine years back, I participated in ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa.’ The point of coming on the show was that a person coming from music family can also compete with people from all over India.

— Armaan Malik

People don’t think music to be a reliable source of income or career, which I will agree, in a way, because Bollywood is a very risky place to be in.

— Armaan Malik

Young people know how important it is for dads to be involved in their lives. As I travel the country and talk with students, some of them tell me that their lives would be totally different if their father was around.

— Arne Duncan

It is more interesting to be compared to someone famous, because it lets you gauge what perceptions people have about your appearance.

— Arthur Smith

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.

— Arthur Smith

When I was involved in the initial creation of the Department of Homeland Security, we were given a clear twofold mission. The first part of the mission was to secure our borders. The second was to maintain the free and efficient flow of commerce and people.

— Asa Hutchinson

As governor, my chief responsibility is to keep our state and people safe, which is why I have decided to oppose Arkansas being used as a relocation center for Syrian refugees.

— Asa Hutchinson

Obviously, we think it’s important to make sure that firearms do not get in the hands of people who are criminals, convicted felons or adjudicated as mentally ill.

— Asa Hutchinson

People see me as cute, but I’m so much more than that.

— Ashley Tisdale

You can feel like, ‘I look really bad’, but to other people you can be really gorgeous.

— Ashley Tisdale

I text a lot people, because it’s how I stay connected with all my family and friends when I’m on set and traveling.

— Ashley Tisdale

I feel like people expect a lot out of girls, like you’re supposed to know who you are and what you want out of life right now. Some girls know. I did. But lots of people don’t know. You have to try a lot of things and not worry about what people are thinking.

— Ashley Tisdale

I am actually a huge supporter of the Canadian athletes, and they are all really nice people.

— Ashton Eaton

Even if you see a great performance, it’s not always great getting there. There are injuries… Intrinsically or unconsciously, people understand that – people see those performances, and they know there are stories behind that.

— Ashton Eaton

The average human attention span was 12 seconds in 2000 and 8 seconds in 2013. A drop of 33%. The scary part is that the attention span of a goldfish was 9 seconds, almost 13% more than us humans. That’s why it’s getting tougher by the day to get people to turn the page. Maybe we writers ought to try writing for goldfish!

— Ashwin Sanghi

I have always been a bit of an introvert. In fact, my dad used to force me to meet people so that my interpersonal skills improve. As an individual, I was happiest when left alone.

— Ashwin Sanghi

Mythology is a set of primitive lies that people rarely believe. This is rather different from history, which is a set of lies that people actually believe.

— Ashwin Sanghi

In Kolkata is a temple where the deity worshipped is Amitabh Bachchan. The daily aarti is performed to the chanting of the Amitabh Chaleesa. And people still ask, ‘Could our mythological heroes be based on actual people who once lived?’

— Ashwin Sanghi

If you’re shooting to make the world 10% better, you’re in a smartness contest with everyone else in the world – and you’re going to lose. There are too many smart people in the world.

— Astro Teller

Really, having people who have different mental perspectives is what’s important.

— Astro Teller

We’ve got rings, glasses, we wear things for armor, for protection from the elements, to signal our status to other people. And we’re going to co-opt a lot of those things, where wearables are going to end up being the interface between us in the world.

— Astro Teller

I believe that the right thing for us to do, as much as we can and without confusing people, is to talk about how we’re doing, the things that are going well but also the things that aren’t going well.

— Astro Teller

If you want to explore things you haven’t explored, having people who look just like you and think just like you is not the best way.

— Astro Teller

I grant that people are generally uncomfortable with how fast privacy issues are changing in the world, but Google Glass is not going to move the needle on that.

— Astro Teller

Every time you drop the price by a factor of two, you roughly get a 10 times pickup of the number of people who will seriously consider buying it.

— Astro Teller

The moonshot for Google Glass is to harmonize the physical and digital worlds. It is specifically to find a way to help people be naturally, elegantly situated, physical and digitally, at the same time.

— Astro Teller

People who ask us when we will hold talks with Pakistan are perhaps not aware that over the last 55 years, every initiative for a dialogue with Pakistan has invariably come from India.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Free and fair elections have again demonstrated that Jammu and Kashmir is part of India, and the people want to remain with it.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

It is true that of all the states in India, Nagaland has a unique history. We are sensitive to this historical fact. But this uniqueness has in no way diminished the spirit of patriotism among the Naga people.

— Atal Bihari Vajpayee

There’s no such thing as ageing gracefully. I don’t meet people who want to get Alzheimer’s disease, or who want to get cancer or arthritis or any of the other things that afflict the elderly. Ageing is bad for you, and we better just actually accept that.

— Aubrey de Grey

There is no difference between saving lives and extending lives, because in both cases we are giving people the chance of more life.

— Aubrey de Grey

If you look at winners of the Nobel Prize in biology, you’ll find a fair smattering of people who don’t know how to work a pipette.

— Aubrey de Grey

I don’t often meet people who want to suffer cardiovascular disease or whatever, and we get those things as a result of the lifelong accumulation of various types of molecular and cellular damage.

— Aubrey de Grey

I don’t work on longevity, I work on keeping people healthy.

— Aubrey de Grey

What I’m after is not living to 1,000. I’m after letting people avoid death for as long as they want to.

— Aubrey de Grey

Sarcasm is weird. Even not in acting, in life I feel like ‘sarcastic’ is a word that people use to describe me sometimes so when I meet someone, it’s almost like they feel like they have to also be sarcastic, but it can sometimes just come off as mean if it’s not used in the right way.

— Aubrey Plaza

My people would love it if I smiled more, if I was more ‘approachable.’

— Aubrey Plaza

It’s such a thing now, people making fun of other people on the Internet.

— Aubrey Plaza

Examples would indeed be excellent things were not people so modest that none will set, and so vain that none will follow them.

— Augustus Hare

A lot of people think inspiration means magic. But really, inspiration means to put life into something.

— Avi

People can choose between the sweet lie or the bitter truth. I say the bitter truth, but many people don’t want to hear it.

— Avigdor Lieberman

Without any doubt, the Iranian threat is the biggest threat facing the Jewish people since the Second World War.

— Avigdor Lieberman

It’s their choice, the choice of the people of Gaza, to create the real peace or at least to create conditions of coexistence.

— Avigdor Lieberman

What I really – and I would like to clarify my position, to topple Hamas. And I think it’s possible to bring reasonable people, moderate people to take power in Gaza Strip.

— Avigdor Lieberman

In Holland I have seen well-meaning, principled people blinded by multiculturalism, overwhelmed by the imperative to be sensitive and respectful of immigrant culture, while ignoring criminal abuse of women and girls.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

My first experience in the Netherlands was very pleasant, extremely pleasant. I mean, I got my residence permit, refugee status, within four weeks of arrival. People treated me extremely well.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Americans have always welcomed people of all backgrounds, religions, and races. It’s a spirit of tolerance, now energized and amplified by the cult of multiculturalism.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Young people, some of whom are not born into the faith, are being fired up by preachers using basic Islamic scripture and mobilized to wage jihad by radical imams who represent themselves as legitimate Muslim clergymen.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

The idea that if people are just friendly and demonstrate they want peace, that will be answered with good will – that is really naive.

— Ayaan Hirsi Ali

You must get engaged with people who are far less privileged than you. I think you must devote your time if not your resources… Because it is very, very important from the point of view of the development of our country.

— Azim Premji

What we are doing is we are putting in significant training into the people we have currently to upgrade their skill resources, upgrade the presentation resources, and upgrade what we expect from them in terms of not business as usual.

— Azim Premji

With the attention I got on my wealth, I thought I would have become a source of resentment, but it is just the other way around – it just generates that much more ambition in many people.

— Azim Premji

The importance of this success of Wipro has become manifold more, because it’s the success of Wipro that enables the possibility of making a difference to some of the most disadvantaged people in the world.

— Azim Premji

For me, there are two types of people: the young and the experienced.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

It means, people who are in high and responsible positions, if they go against righteousness, righteousness itself will get transformed into a destroyer.

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

We must think and act like a nation of a billion people and not like that of a million people. Dream, dream, dream!

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

When grand plans for scientific and defence technologies are made, do the people in power think about the sacrifices the people in the laboratories and fields have to make?

— A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I think it’s important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don’t want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.

— Aaliyah

The demand in India is to have a hit, which becomes a promotion for the movie and makes people come to the theater. You have five songs and different promotions based on those. But when I do Western films, the need for originality is greater. Then I become very conscious about the writing.

— A. R. Rahman

I was raised Catholic, but my father’s people were Methodist, so we went to both churches.

— Aaron Neville

I always tell people I want to see the world through His eyes, and I want people to see Him in me.

— Aaron Neville

People are living a lot longer these days and not preparing for it. I’m in the gym and, you know, using my voice.

— Aaron Neville

A lot of my solo albums were produced by different people who had their idea of what songs I should do, and they had me doing a lot of ballads.

— Aaron Neville

The properties of people and the properties of character have almost nothing to do with each other. They really don’t. I know it seems like they do because we look alike, but people don’t speak in dialogue. Their lives don’t unfold in a series of scenes that form a narrative arc.

— Aaron Sorkin

Any time you get two people in a room who disagree about anything, the time of day, there is a scene to be written. That’s what I look for.

— Aaron Sorkin

Certainly, last year we did an episode about the census and sampling versus a direct statistic. You just said the word ‘census,’ and people fall asleep.

— Aaron Sorkin

I have a lot of respect for people who are great at ad-libbing and for writers and directors who are able to create a scene in which that works. Judd Apatow is fantastic at it. But as an audience member, I like the sound of something that’s been written – I like it to sound written.

— Aaron Sorkin

My way of getting the best from people on a set is to notice their work, to make every prop master, every seamstress, part of ‘The Newsroom’ or ‘The West Wing’ or ‘Steve Jobs.’

— Aaron Sorkin

When I create a TV show, it’s so that I can write it. I’m not an empire builder my writing staff is usually a combination of two kinds of people – experts in the world the show is set in, and young writers who will not be unhappy if they’re not writing scripts.

— Aaron Sorkin

When they are assailed by despair, young people should let universal concerns into their lives.

— Abbe Pierre

I believe in compulsory cannibalism. If people were forced to eat what they killed, there would be no more wars.

— Abbie Hoffman

The key to organizing an alternative society is to organize people around what they can do, and more importantly, what they want to do.

— Abbie Hoffman

I really enjoy helping people out, and I enjoy time spent with kids.

— Abby Wambach

My parents, they’re the kind of people that didn’t want me to get a big head, so they just kept challenging me and challenging me.

— Abby Wambach

I know that I’ll end up being a role model for many, many people out there for all kinds of reasons.

— Abby Wambach

I can’t speak for other people, but for me, I feel like gone are the days that you need to come out of a closet. I never felt like I was in a closet. I never did. I always felt comfortable with who I am and the decisions I made.

— Abby Wambach

As professional soccer players, we take our bodies to the extreme. We’re the people at the gym that look like we’re breaking the machines. Pushing our bodies to the limits is what makes us so strong and capable and Olympians. It’s not an easy thing to consistently do over and over again to your body.

— Abby Wambach

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.

— Abraham Joshua Heschel

The people will save their government, if the government itself will allow them.

— Abraham Lincoln

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

— Abraham Lincoln

We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution but to overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution.

— Abraham Lincoln

The people themselves, and not their servants, can safely reverse their own deliberate decisions.

— Abraham Lincoln

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.

— Abraham Lincoln

Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.

— Abraham Lincoln

It is with your aid, as the people, that I think we shall be able to preserve – not the country, for the country will preserve itself, but the institutions of the country – those institutions which have made us free, intelligent and happy – the most free, the most intelligent, and the happiest people on the globe.

— Abraham Lincoln

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert to fleece the people and now that they have got into a quarrel with themselves, we are called upon to appropriate the people’s money to settle the quarrel.

— Abraham Lincoln

The people know their rights, and they are never slow to assert and maintain them when they are invaded.

— Abraham Lincoln

Upon the subject of education, not presuming to dictate any plan or system respecting it, I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we, as a people, can be engaged in.

— Abraham Lincoln

I perhaps ought to say that individually I never was much interested in the Texas question. I never could see much good to come of annexation, inasmuch as they were already a free republican people on our own model.

— Abraham Lincoln

If the people of Utah shall peacefully form a State Constitution tolerating polygamy, will the Democracy admit them into the Union?

— Abraham Lincoln

The fact is that people are good, Give people affection and security, and they will give affection and be secure in their feelings and their behavior.

— Abraham Maslow

If you want to control other people, first control yourself.

— Abu Bakr

You should not quarrel with your neighbour, for he will remain where he is, but your high handedness will become the talk of the people.

— Abu Bakr

I could never change the overall feel of my music. That’s why people like me – I don’t follow trends, and I don’t follow crowds.

— Action Bronson

You can make a hit song in 15 minutes. I don’t know about someone else’s song, but songs that people like of mine, I’ve created in 15 minutes or less.

— Action Bronson

When I say things that sound insane, like only the smartest million people should have the right to vote, well, I mean that.

— Adam Carolla

I loved being in the Marine Corps, I loved my job in the Marine Corps, and I loved the people I served with. It’s one of the best things I’ve had a chance to do.

— Adam Driver

Something I learned in the Marine Corps that I’ve applied to acting is, one, taking direction, and then working with a group of people to accomplish a mission and knowing your role within that team.

— Adam Driver

You have friends, and they die. You have a disease, someone you care about has a disease, Wall Street people are scamming everyone, the poor get poorer, the rich get richer. That’s what we’re surrounded by all the time.

— Adam Driver

I’m one of those crazy people, if I’m watching the trailer for a movie and I’m really excited by it, I’ll turn it off because I don’t want to know anything. I want to be surprised because I love that more than knowing anything.

— Adam Driver

A lot of my male vocal influences are British – people like David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Robert Plant.

— Adam Lambert

To be honest with you, when I got into this I never thought about reviews. I never thought about what people would say about me. I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.

— Adam Sandler

When I got into this, I never thought about reviews. I never thought about what people would say about me, I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor, and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.

— Adam Sandler

A lot of critics object to what I do, but I got into comedy to make people laugh, and I’ve always worked hard.

— Adam Sandler

I never thought about what people would say about me. I was just a young guy who was excited to become a comedian and an actor, and I just wanted to get to do what I got to do.

— Adam Sandler

There’s this group online that I frequent. It’s a group of prop crazies just like me called the Replica Props Forum, and it’s people who trade, make and travel in information about movie props.

— Adam Savage

With the greater part of rich people, the chief enjoyment of riches consists in the parade of riches.

— Adam Smith

In five years’ time I’d like to be a mum. I want to settle down and have a family, definitely sooner rather than later. I’d like to have finished my second album too, maybe even my third. I’d like a sound that sticks around that other people are inspired by and that people know is me.

— Adele

The thought of someone spending $20 to come and see me and saying, ‘Oh, I prefer the record and she’s completely shattered the illusion’ really upsets me. It’s such a big deal that people come give me their time.

— Adele

It’s warts and all in my songs, and I think that’s why people can relate to them.

— Adele

I don’t want people confusing what it is that I’m about. I just stand there and sing. And I don’t do stunts or anything. if I wanted to do all that, I don’t think I’d get away with it.

— Adele

I don’t want to be in everyone’s face. I’m a big music fan, and I get really pissed off when it gets like that… and I don’t want people to get like that with me.

— Adele

I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.

— Adele

It is a curious thought, but it is only when you see people looking ridiculous that you realize just how much you love them.

— Agatha Christie

To protect the right of expression is the central part of an artist’s activity… In China many essential rights are lacking, and I wanted to remind people of this.

— Ai Weiwei

If my art has nothing to do with people’s pain and sorrow, what is ‘art’ for?

— Ai Weiwei

Beijing’s Olympics were very grand – they were trying to throw a party for the world, but the hosts didn’t enjoy it. The government didn’t care about people’s feelings because it was trying to create an image.

— Ai Weiwei

Chinese citizens have never had the right to really express their opinions in the constitution it says you can, but in the real world it is more dangerous. In the west people think it’s a right they’re born with. Here it’s a right given by the government, and one that’s not really practised.

— Ai Weiwei

A lot of people try to control how you access gaming. You know, they’re trying to prevent people from buying games.

— Aisha Tyler

I think people sleepwalk through their lives, and for me, I wanted to embrace everything. And that meant the agonizing pain and the transcendence, and you can’t have one without the other.

— Aisha Tyler

I tell jokes, chat with people, and make stuff.

— Aisha Tyler

God, I mean I had so many people tell me, ‘What you’re doing doesn’t work.’ I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak.

— Aisha Tyler

I hated, when I was a kid, being told that ‘Black people don’t do that.’ And the white kids at school didn’t accept me because I was black, and the black kids in my neighborhood didn’t accept me because they thought I thought I was white.

— Aisha Tyler

I’ve said this before, and I’m sure there are people who disagree, but I feel like one of the reasons there aren’t a lot more women in stand-up – and there are many more now it’s not parity, but it’s getting there – is that women are not socialized to look stupid or silly. They’re socialized to be pretty and precious.

— Aisha Tyler

Well, a lot of politics is communicating with people, and obviously comedy has something to do with that. I’ve been a producer and led people. Also, being a comedian, you’re under pressure.

— Al Franken

I think Hell exists on Earth. It’s a psychological state, or it can be a physical state. People who have severe mental illness are in Hell. People who have lost a loved one are in Hell. I think there are all kinds of different hells. It’s not a place you go to after you die.

— Al Franken

I’m part of the mushball middle. I consider ‘confused’ the majority position because, thankfully, most people would rather be uncertain some of the time than 100% positive all the time – even when they’re wrong.

— Al Franken

I think Clinton fatigue was a real thing. It’s just hard to get comfortable with Gore – it was hard for him to project who he is, the person people know in private.

— Al Franken

It is my fondest wish that in the fullness of time, the American people will look back on the Franken presidency as something of a mixed bag and not as a complete disaster.

— Al Franken

Comedy to the Senate? Well, there certainly hasn’t been a satirist or a political satirist who’s done that. So, that really was uncharted territory during the campaign. But I think it’s a good thing. Some people thought that it was an odd career arc, but to me it made absolute sense.

— Al Franken

If I put myself on the ballot and even 50 people voted for me, it’d be a travesty.

— Al Franken

People lucky enough to live in the vicinity of an industrial hog farm are, with each breath, made keenly aware of the cause of their declining property values.

— Al Franken

Sometimes if I tell people, ‘I’m afraid that I’m really a fraud,’ or ‘I have a lot of self-doubt,’ they go, ‘Oh, no, you’re kidding.’ I go, ‘No, I’m really honest.’

— Al Franken

I believe people have a right to know what’s going on with their information and how it’s collected, how it’s stored and who gets it.

— Al Franken

Google’s screen for privacy settings does give you more options for what you share than Apple’s does. But it’s not a complete list, and people aren’t aware of whether or not that information will go to a third party.

— Al Franken

When people talked about protecting their privacy when I was growing up, they were talking about protecting it from the government. They talked about unreasonable searches and seizures, about keeping the government out of their bedrooms.

— Al Franken

When people flirt with despair about the future, they are less likely to take the actions necessary to safeguard it, focusing instead on the short-term.

— Al Gore

The signs that the world is spinning out of kilter are increasingly difficult to misinterpret. The question is how to convince enough people to join a critical mass of urgent opinion, in the U.S. and the rest of the world.

— Al Gore

I’m not a malicious person. When you get past the tattoos and leather, I give people a fair shake. There are periods when I’ve sowed some wild oats, no doubt about it. And I can party with some of the heavyweights. There are some stories about me that, yeah, where there’s smoke there’s fire. But sometimes the smoke is just smoke.

— Al Jourgensen

Obama might as well be president of Turkey or Brazil it does not matter. It’s the system that is absolutely flawed, where 25 or 35 or 50 people make multi, multi-billions on building Olympic structures while people live in Barbados and have no roads or clean drinking water. There’s something pretty inequitable there.

— Al Jourgensen

Let’s get with it, guys: You don’t need to hear a Ministry song to get political. You should be political on your own. We’re just a side project to society. So do I care what people think about me personally? No. I just do what I do.

— Al Jourgensen

If it weren’t for the mentorship and guidance from people like my mother, James Brown and others, I wouldn’t have been able to make something of my life.

— Al Sharpton

People never ask people doing serious music, ‘Do you ever think about doing funny music?’

— Al Yankovic

At this point I’ve got a bit of a track record. So people realize that when ‘Weird Al’ wants to go parody, it’s not meant to make them look bad… it’s meant to be a tribute.

— Al Yankovic

If something is good enough, it can be out there and people will see it.

— Al Yankovic

As much as people are griping about the Internet taking sales away from artists, it’s been a huge promotional tool for me.

— Al Yankovic

Like, I have had moments, which I think most people have, where you’ll be watching TV, and it’ll be interrupted by some tragic event, and you’ll actually find yourself thinking, ‘I don’t want to hear about this train being derailed! What happened to ‘The Flintstones?’

— Al Yankovic

Some people want to advertise their weirdness, and spread it out, that’s not me.

— Al Yankovic

In the ’80s, I was putting out an album virtually every year, I think mostly based on fear – that if I didn’t, people would soon forget about me.

— Al Yankovic

I think most people are interested in our origins once we understand, it might be easier to become the people we’d like to be. Or, better, become the people we think we already are.

— Alan Alda

It’s too bad I’m not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.

— Alan Alda

I’m an angry person, angrier than most people would imagine, I get flashes of anger. What works for me is working out when it’s useful to use that anger.

— Alan Alda

When people are laughing, they’re generally not killing one another.

— Alan Alda

No, I never thought about my image. It interests me that there are people who do, that they seem to be methodical about it.

— Alan Alda

M*A*S*H’ was a collection of people, in front of and behind the cameras, that really clicked.

— Alan Alda

If scientists could communicate more in their own voices – in a familiar tone, with a less specialized vocabulary – would a wide range of people understand them better? Would their work be better understood by the general public, policy-makers, funders, and, even in some cases, other scientists?

— Alan Alda

My father sang well, and he was a handsome man. When he walked down the street, people sometimes mistook him for Cary Grant and asked for his autograph.

— Alan Alda

I don’t watch that much TV, so I can’t compare one show to another. When I watch television, I watch people talking to one another usually or a science show where they show me microbes, you know. Microbes actually communicate quite a bit, and so there’s a lot of talking going on.

— Alan Alda

A city like London is sociable in a sense that there are people gathering in bars and restaurants, concerts and lectures. Yet you can partake of all these experiences and never say hello to anyone new. And one of the things that all religions do is take groups of strangers into a space and say it is OK to talk to each other.

— Alain de Botton

It’s almost a blessing when we meet people who naturally want to do the sort of things that are in high demand in society. What a gift to do that, as opposed to other people who would say, ‘I want to be a novelist but actually I have to be an accountant.’

— Alain de Botton

Among adults, we can admit that of course, characters are creations. They aren’t real people.

— Alain de Botton

Used to do a lot of falling in love with people, almost in the street, and imagining that there would be no obstacle to a happy love story other than finding the ‘right person’.

— Alain de Botton

We are certainly influenced by role models, and if we are surrounded by images of beautiful rich people, we will start to think that to be beautiful and rich is very important – just as in the Middle Ages, people were surrounded by images of religious piety.

— Alain de Botton

I love the idea of a university as away from capitalist values, where people can do things that don’t immediately have to pay their way. It’s like a monastery in a way, and that beautiful refuge has been destroyed by dogma about what this stuff is for.

— Alain de Botton

All tours are filled with humiliation. My publisher once hired a private jet to fly me to a venue where 1,000 people were waiting. It almost bankrupted him.

— Alain de Botton

When work is not going well, it’s useful to remember that our identities stretch beyond what is on the business card, that we were people long before we became workers – and will continue to be human once we have put our tools down forever.

— Alain de Botton

Therapy and counseling can do wonderful things for people. But they have emerged so far as what are sometimes called ‘cottage industries’ – that is, as individuals or small groups offering generally quite expensive services to a few clients.

— Alain de Botton

Sometimes I say to people, ‘Do you think you’re easy to live with?’ People who are single. And the ones who say, ‘Yeah, yeah, I’m pretty easy to live with it’s just a question of finding the right person,’ massive alarm bell rings in my mind.

— Alain de Botton

Trying to be a sort of intellectual in the public arena is very irritating to people. They think, ‘Why is this bugger on television?’

— Alain de Botton

The vast majority of gun owners don’t kill, but people who do kill, tend to kill with guns, and often with illegal guns.

— Alan Dershowitz

I think that lawyers are terrible at admitting that they’re wrong. And not just admitting it also realizing it. Most lawyers are very successful, and they think that because they’re making money and people think well of them, they must be doing everything right.

— Alan Dershowitz

Well, many insane people and seriously mentally ill people seem very reasonable.

— Alan Dershowitz

Ideas don’t desert you ideas aren’t treasonous to you, but people can be.

— Alan Dershowitz

I generally don’t select my chicken or my hamburgers based on the personal ideology of the person who is either flipping the hamburgers or making the money back at corporate headquarters. But if people want to do that, they’re free to do it.

— Alan Dershowitz

I think we’re seeing privacy diminish, not by laws… but by young people who don’t seem to value their privacy.

— Alan Dershowitz

Most high-income people in our country do not realize that their incomes are being subsidized by their protection from competition from highly skilled people who are prevented from immigrating to the United States. But we need such skills in order to staff our productive economy, so that the standard of living for Americans as a whole can grow.

— Alan Greenspan

There is a huge number of people outside our borders who would love to come here. In fact, many of them come here, get well educated, and then are required to leave… This is a factor in income inequality.

— Alan Greenspan

What a sound money system does is to stabilize all the elements in it, and reduces the uncertainty that people confront. And the one thing all human beings do when they are confronted with uncertainty is pull back, withdraw, disengage, and that means economic activity, which is really dealing with people, just goes straight down.

— Alan Greenspan

Markets do very weird things because it reacts to how people behave, and sometimes people are a little screwy.

— Alan Greenspan

I think when people talk about ambition and talking to him, it might have seemed that he wasn’t ambitious.

— Alan Hansen

I hear people saying ‘the way the game should be played’. Rubbish. That’s the worst saying in football. You win the game, then worry about the way it should be played.

— Alan Hansen

If anything good came out of 9/11, to me, was that people were so cynical about the world – all you hear about on the news is all the bad stuff everyday, but what was refreshing to me was after that, you saw how many good people there are out there. For every one bad one, there’s a thousand good ones.

— Alan Jackson

Growing up in Georgia, I used to think people up north or out west were so different. They’re really not. They’re just regular people who live in small towns. They grow up and try to raise families and have a job and go to church and play softball. It’s that way everywhere.

— Alan Jackson

I like to write sad songs. They’re much easier to write and you get a lot more emotion into them. But people don’t want to hear them as much. And radio definitely doesn’t they want that positive, uptempo thing.

— Alan Jackson

I really was a fan of his and always have been – his writing especially, you know? I think people a lot of times overlook that part, because he kind of got into that party character so heavy.

— Alan Jackson

As people get more desperate, history suggests that they’re not going to rise in a mighty proletarian tidal wave and wash away their oppressors. They’re gonna turn on each other.

— Alan Moore

Film has to be reflecting the world that we live in, and that’s all you want to be a part of. Actors inhabit the same planet as everyone else. It’s a weird thing that happens when you’re an actor because people hold you up because you somehow embody in parts groups of people or people’s hopes or something.

— Alan Rickman

If people want to know who I am, it is all in the work.

— Alan Rickman

Older people say, ‘Oh I loved you in ‘Sense and Sensibility,’ and that’s the only film they want to talk about. Equally, there are people who only want to talk about ‘Galaxy Quest.’ And there’s a whole bunch of teenagers who only want to talk about ‘Dogma.’

— Alan Rickman

I don’t make enemies, it’s just I’m not afraid to speak my mind, which can sometimes mean people don’t like what I am saying.

— Alan Sugar

Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do.

— Albert Bandura

Given appropriate social conditions, decent, ordinary people can be led to do extraordinarily cruel things.

— Albert Bandura

It’s in our ability to selectively engage and disengage our moral standards, and it helps explain how people can be barbarically cruel in one moment and compassionate the next.

— Albert Bandura

The higher the level of people’s perceived self-efficacy, the wider the range of career options they seriously consider, the greater their interest in them, and the better they prepare themselves educationally for the occupational pursuits they choose.

— Albert Bandura

My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after ‘Jagged Little Pill,’ the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one.

— Alanis Morissette

Fame is hollow. It amplifies what is there. If there is any self-doubt, or hatred, or lack of ability to connect with people, fame will magnify it.

— Alanis Morissette

Ageism works in both directions. As a teenager in the public eye, people would talk condescendingly to me. When you get older there’s this feeling that you have to start carving up your face and body. Right now I’m in the middle ground – I think women in their thirties are taken seriously.

— Alanis Morissette

Part of being famous is offering up this blank screen upon which people can project everything, and it’s a sacred act, putting yourself out there, in a way that lots of celebrities aren’t steeled for they’re not prepared for the degree to which people define them.

— Alanis Morissette

When people ask me who I’d want to have dinner with, dead or alive, I always say, ‘John Lennon.’ I just feel that he was an artist who was, in his own way, committed to wholeness and authenticity in a not dissimilar way that I am years later.

— Alanis Morissette

I saw music as a way to entertain people and take them away from their daily lives and put smiles on their faces, as opposed to what I see it being now, which is a way for me to actually communicate, and a way for me to tap into my subconscious.

— Alanis Morissette

I guess what people forget sometimes is that when I write songs, I write them sometimes in about 20 minutes.

— Alanis Morissette

I’m a liability to them – I’m a woman, I’m empowered, I’m an artist. I’ve had executives who can’t come to my shows they’re so scared of me. I’ve been a thorn in many people’s sides just by existing.

— Alanis Morissette

I think some people think I’m a smarty-pants. Some people think I’m intense, some people think I’m super-esoteric and nuts.

— Alanis Morissette

I was always such a people-watcher. I would sit on street corners alone and watch people and make up stories about them in my head. Then, all of a sudden, I was the one being watched.

— Alanis Morissette

There were a lot of people who were a little afraid of the rage or blaming stance I was taking, and find what I am doing now more refreshing.

— Alanis Morissette

I’ll be writing records until I’m dead, whether people like it or not!

— Alanis Morissette

I’ve always been really opinionated, and mixed with being really open hearted, open to people shifting what I think all the time, but I like to speak with conviction.

— Alanis Morissette

No matter what cause one defends, it will suffer permanent disgrace if one resorts to blind attacks on crowds of innocent people.

— Albert Camus

One leader, one people, signifies one master and millions of slaves.

— Albert Camus

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love – first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

— Albert Camus

The world is a dangerous place to live not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.

— Albert Einstein

By not caring too much about what people think, I’m able to think for myself and propagate ideas which are very often unpopular. And I succeed.

— Albert Ellis

I get people to truly accept themselves unconditionally, whether or not their therapist or anyone loves them.

— Albert Ellis

People got insights into what was bothering them, but they hardly did a damn thing to change.

— Albert Ellis

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

— Albert Schweitzer

We shall never achieve harmony with land, any more than we shall achieve absolute justice or liberty for people. In these higher aspirations, the important thing is not to achieve but to strive.

— Aldo Leopold

Happiness is a hard master, particularly other people’s happiness.

— Aldous Huxley

The impulse to cruelty is, in many people, almost as violent as the impulse to sexual love – almost as violent and much more mischievous.

— Aldous Huxley

Ultraconservatism is, to me, so illogical. Everywhere you go, conservatives want to cut, cut, cut, cut – cut money for powerless people. So, that’s the biggest problem I have with them.

— Alec Baldwin

I know there’s an impression that I’m someone who seeks to have violent confrontations with people. I don’t. Do I regret screaming at some guy who practically clipped my kid in the head with the lens of a camera? Yeah, I probably do, because it’s only caused me problems.

— Alec Baldwin

There’s three things: there’s masculinity, there’s intelligence, there’s sensitivity. You’ve got to bring those three things to a leading man’s role: masculinity, sensitivity, intelligence. In some people, there’s a little too much in the mix of one or the other.

— Alec Baldwin

Let’s face facts, this is visual medium, there’s a very high premium put on people who are good-looking. But the minute you rely on that you get yourself in trouble. You certainly don’t make a career out of that anymore as an actor.

— Alec Baldwin

There’s less critical thinking going on in this country on a Main Street level – forget about the media – than ever before. We’ve never needed people to think more critically than now, and they’ve taken a big nap.

— Alec Baldwin

I think I’m just like a lot of people who had nothing. We had to amuse ourselves, so we had to become amusing.

— Alec Baldwin

I don’t try to communicate with my ‘audience’. I don’t bother with that any more. I used to try to have conversations with people, but it’s futile.

— Alec Baldwin

People don’t understand this: if you want to have a really good shot at succeeding, there are doors you have to slam in people’s faces and say, ‘This is my priority, and you can’t depend on me to help you.’ I was never good at that.

— Alec Baldwin

I won every award you could win in television. I got paid well. And people loved ’30 Rock’. And I loved ’30 Rock’. I mean, sometimes you do a show that’s a hit show, and you hate it.

— Alec Baldwin

The Apprentice’ was a huge success, and Trump was a huge television star who managed to trick people into thinking he was the guy from the show.

— Alec Baldwin

The way we divorce in this country hurts people on the deepest level. The ripple effect and resonance of it is remarkable, vast – vast – and if I ever went into Parliament, I would become very involved in that.

— Alec Baldwin

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.

— Aleister Crowley

I think that people would like to, at all times, reject death and disease with technology.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

There was so much fear after 9/11, and that fear caused people to make the wrong decisions.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

For me, it is especially important to maintain my interior life. My spirituality, my connectedness. That is the way I think. That is the way I deal with life and tough moments. I keep in touch with something bigger than me. And I connect with people who have an interior life – a connection with something bigger than them.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

The demographic complexity of this country should be reflected not only at the end of the chain, but since the beginning, in order that more of these people can be excited and integrated.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

If art doesn’t move people, then art has failed.

— Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I hated Peter O’Toole. I wanted to kill that guy! When they said he was dead, I was happy. People said, ‘Poor Peter O’Toole.’ I was happy!

— Alejandro Jodorowsky

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.

— Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Myths grow all the time. If I was to listen to the number of times I’ve thrown teacups then we’ve gone through some crockery in this place. It’s completely exaggerated, but I don’t like people arguing back with me.

— Alex Ferguson

I don’t trust anyone except a very, very few people.

— Alex Rodriguez

I’ve come to terms with the fact that if you’re on TV, lots of people like you and lots of people hate you, and once you’re OK with that, you apply it to everything.

— Alexa Chung

Tech companies approach you to hold something in a picture and then say, ‘This is what I want you to write on your Twitter.’ There are people who get away with that and look really cool doing it, but I’m just not one of them.

— Alexa Chung

I’m interested in aesthetics, in the way things look, in finding something in an image that maybe people haven’t seen.

— Alexa Chung

I don’t like it when people don’t know the difference between ‘their’, ‘they’re’, ‘there’.

— Alexa Chung

I always encourage people to pay themselves first, so I really advocate setting up direct deposit for your paycheck and establishing an automatic transfer so that part of each paycheck goes straight into your savings account.

— Alexa Von Tobel

Kids can learn a lot about necessities and wants by recognizing what people live without. A common routine, but one that should not be overlooked, is having a family donation to a charity for those less fortunate. Ask your kids to search for items, toys, or clothes that they no longer use and contribute those items a collection box.

— Alexa Von Tobel

I think of all my time as existing in 15-minute blocks. Most people think in terms of 30-minute chunks, but I’ve found that when I free up more time, I waste it.

— Alexa Von Tobel

To all general purposes we have uniformly been one people, each individual citizen everywhere enjoying the same national rights, privileges, and protection.

— Alexander Hamilton

The voice of the people has been said to be the voice of God and, however generally this maxim has been quoted and believed, it is not true to fact. The people are turbulent and changing, they seldom judge or determine right.

— Alexander Hamilton

Here, sir, the people govern here they act by their immediate representatives.

— Alexander Hamilton

When I’m dead and gone, people will know that the twenty-first century was started by Alexander McQueen.

— Alexander McQueen

For people who know McQueen, there is always an underlying message. It’s usually only the intellectual ones who understand what’s going on in what I do.

— Alexander McQueen

Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon.

— Alexander Pope

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.

— Alexis Carrel

I can’t explain why one wants to pass a particular sort of pain onto other people, but you do.

— Alexis Korner

Lawyers have to make a living, and can only do so by inducing people to believe that a straight line is crooked.

— Alfred Nobel

Throughout my life, there are four people I’ve met who were truly original people. The other three were Groucho Marx, Jim Morrison, and Pablo Picasso.

— Alice Cooper

What most people don’t understand is that UFOs are on a cosmic tourist route. That’s why they’re always seen in Arizona, Scotland, and New Mexico. Another thing to consider is that all three of those destinations are good places to play golf. So there’s possibly some connection between aliens and golf.

— Alice Cooper

City people live the city. We live in L.A., New York, we live in places where it’s chaotic and you never know what’s gonna happen. And that’s the music – you never know what’s gonna happen.

— Alice Cooper

It’s like this – these five members have been influenced of course by other groups, because that’s where this generation’s groups came from – an environment like the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, and The Who. People like that.

— Alice Cooper

I’m entirely interested in people, and also other creatures and beings, but especially in people, and I tend to read them by emotional field more than anything. So I have a special interest in what they’re thinking and who they are and who’s hiding behind those eyes and how did he get there, and what’s the story, really?

— Alice Walker

People do not wish to appear foolish to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.

— Alice Walker

At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.

— Alice Walker

I think that wealthy white people would like to have a country that resembles the Fifties, when all the minorities were tucked away in ghettos and paid in very low wages but on the surface it was very bright and shiny and free and the rest of the world would look on it longingly.

— Alice Walker

Part of what confuses people in times of upheaval is that you’re getting so many different points of view and directions and so and so, how to do this and do that. And a lot of it is written in a language that honestly most people cannot understand.

— Alice Walker

It is because I recognize the brutality with which my own multi-branched ancestors have been treated that I can identify the despicable, lawless, cruel, and sadistic behavior that has characterized Israel’s attempts to erase a people, the Palestinians, from their own land.

— Alice Walker

I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.

— Alice Walker

People tend to think that life really does progress for everyone eventually, that people progress, but actually only some people progress. The rest of the people don’t.

— Alice Walker

Israel is guilty of apartheid and persecution of the Palestinian people, both inside Israel and also in the Occupied Territories.

— Alice Walker

I’m sure we, the American people, are the butt of jokes by those in power.

— Alice Walker

I can imagine in years to come that my papers and memorabilia, my journals and letters, will find themselves always in the company of people who care about many of the things I do.

— Alice Walker

The infinite faith I have in people’s ability to understand anything that makes sense has always been justified, finally, by their behavior.

— Alice Walker

People have so many hang-ups about how other people live their lives. People always want to keep you in a little box, or they need to label you and fix you in time and location.

— Alice Walker

A people do not throw their geniuses away. And if they are thrown away, it is our duty as artists and as witnesses for the future to collect them again for the sake of our children and, if necessary, bone by bone.

— Alice Walker

When I was 18, I went to the Soviet Union. I kept hearing that America was planning to bomb them – lots of bombs were going to come down on these people. I went there not knowing anything, except that I thought the whole thing was stupid and that I wanted to see who these people were that we were going to bomb.

— Alice Walker

Some people are painters, and some are ballet dancers, and I’m a writer.

— Alice Walker

If you deny people their own voice, you’ll have no idea of who they were.

— Alice Walker

People really had a problem with my disinterest in submission. They had a problem with my intellect, and they had a problem with my choice of lovers. They had a problem with my choice of everything.

— Alice Walker

Once you feel loved by the universe, you’re already accepted, and you’re not really concerned about offending people.

— Alice Walker

It’s a tragedy, in a way, that Americans are brought up to think that they cannot feel for other people and other beings just because they are different. They think they’re different. It’s very limiting.

— Alice Walker

I want the Israeli government to be made accountable for its behaviour to the Palestinians, and I want the people of the U.S. to cease acting as if they don’t understand what is going on.

— Alice Walker

I just think cities are unnatural, basically. I know there are people who live happily in them, and I have cities that I love, too. But it’s a disaster that we have moved so far from nature.

— Alice Walker

I think many people in my community had very different kinds of mothers: they had mothers who acquiesced in the system of male and white-supremacist domination, and my mother never did. She just could not do it. It just wasn’t in her.

— Alice Walker

I wanted people to come to the restaurant and feel at home, so I put it in a house.

— Alice Waters

I know once people get connected to real food, they never change back.

— Alice Waters

Usually, cheap food is not nutritious. You’re feeding people, but you’re not really feeding people something that is good for them.

— Alice Waters

I don’t think it ever works to tell people what they can’t eat. They can do it for so long, and then they fall off. You have to bring them into a new relationship with food.

— Alice Waters

I think if you buy from people who are taking care of the land, you’re supporting the future of this country.

— Alice Waters

Sometimes I’ve gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back.

— Alicia Keys

I believe Aids is the most important issue we face, because how we treat the poor is a reflection of who we are as a people.

— Alicia Keys

Once people see this ‘Unplugged,’ I just want them to feel the spontaneity, to feel passionate… I want you to see another side of me, that’s free, and feel where my head is, where whatever happens, happens. I want you to feel inspired.

— Alicia Keys

From the beginning, I’ve had to juggle and weigh the silly things people say – and I’ve learnt that they’re meaningless, and they’re mostly inaccurate. So I don’t worry about it, because there’s nothin’ for me to deal with.

— Alicia Keys

I have solid decent people around me, and I believe that is all it is, because you will get destroyed if you have people bringing you down.

— Alicia Keys

I know people who’ve gone to jail. It don’t mean you stop loving them! They deservin’ love just as much in there, and maybe they needin’ it more.

— Alicia Keys

I want people to bow as they see me and say he is gifted with poetry, he has seen the presence of the creator.

— Allen Ginsberg

I have no regrets on anything. People ask me all the time, ‘Do I have any regrets?’ I don’t have any. If I could back and do it all over, would I change anything? No.

— Allen Iverson

If you’re from Virginia, then you know some white people from Poquoson don’t like black people.

— Allen Iverson

This is like a tribute to them, the people who helped me to get here. The thing that makes me feel good about the whole thing is, the fans voted me here.

— Allen Iverson

I think a lot of times, when people who get a chance to meet me and be around me, they understand that I’m not the person that the media make me out to be.

— Allen Iverson

I don’t really care too much about what people who don’t care about me say about me, but a lot of times, you know, I get tired of defending myself.

— Allen Iverson

So many people supported me and believed in me. They made it so easy for me to believe in myself, because I didn’t want to let them down.

— Allen Iverson

People and what they say don’t bother me like they used to. When I was younger, I really couldn’t take it because I couldn’t understand where the criticism was coming from.

— Allen Iverson

Sometimes it used to hurt so bad when people used to say stuff about me. It still does. But I’m at a level now that I’m like, ‘I ain’t surprised that they said this or that about me.’

— Allen Iverson

When times get tough, at some point, people instinctively know they need to lighten up in order to get through it.

— Allen Klein

When dealing with illegal immigration, the answer is simple enforce Constitutional mandates, and you will protect Floridians and the American people.

— Allen West

If people want to keep their kid on their insurance at 26, fine. We’ve got to make sure no American gets turned back for pre-existing conditions, that’s fine.

— Allen West

I know people that could serve me canned tuna and saltine crackers and have me feel more at home at their table than some people who can cook circles around me. The more you try to impress people, generally the less you do.

— Alton Brown

I love to have battles of the wits with people that can dish fast and dirty – and it leads to problems occasionally, ’cause I can sound mean without attempting to be mean.

— Alton Brown

I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.

— Alton Brown

My mantra was to educate people – to actually give them the know-how they could use – and to do it in a very subversive kind of way. I would entertain them, and I was going to teach them whether they knew it or not.

— Alton Brown

Consul – in American politics, a person who having failed to secure an office from the people is given one by the Administration on condition that he leave the country.

— Ambrose Bierce

Immortality: A toy which people cry for, And on their knees apply for, Dispute, contend and lie for, And if allowed Would be right proud Eternally to die for.

— Ambrose Bierce

I miss Betty madly. I loved her. Whenever people talk about her, I get really nostalgic. There are parts of her still with me I played her for four years and, of course, the lines get blurred.

— America Ferrera

I always liked jazz. And my people liked the old blues, race records and the doo-wop and all that.

— Amiri Baraka

I guess I was the most unbohemian of all bohemians. My bohemianism consisted of not wanting to get involved with the stupid stuff that I thought people wanted you to get involved with – … namely America… Dwight Eisenhower, McCarthyism and all those great things.

— Amiri Baraka

My bohemianism consisted of not wanting to get involved with the stupid stuff that I thought people wanted you to get involved with… namely America… Dwight Eisenhower, McCarthyism and all those great things.

— Amiri Baraka

It seems natural to me that as a writer, you should have some kind of, you know, there should be some kind of projection that you actually have influenced people who are closest to you.

— Amiri Baraka

The select group of people who do make realistic cinema, who do make cinema perhaps a little more acceptable to the Western audience, is a very small percentage.

— Amitabh Bachchan

I guess I’ve been extremely keen on theatre, on getting on to the stage, taking on different roles, enacting vocations, personalities, people, situations, and I guess that’s the interest that has driven me to work in movies.

— Amitabh Bachchan

I felt that for 20 years, I was wooing the people of my country and asking them to like me as an actor, and when they liked me as an actor, I told them, ‘Now, you like my politics.’

— Amitabh Bachchan

I just feel that sooner or later, the sheer potential of the demographics of India, which is 1.25 billion people, will eventually be very attractive to the entertainment industry.

— Amitabh Bachchan

It’s a dialogue, not a monologue, and some people don’t understand that. Social media is more like a telephone than a television.

— Amy Jo Martin

Whenever I read stories of people doing huge pranks on set, all I think is, ‘These people have too much time on their hands.’ Besides, I don’t want to make some poor assistant clean up someone’s trailer after I’ve filled it with, say, Cadbury eggs. See? I can’t even think of a good prank.

— Amy Poehler

When people tell me they are going to go scrapbooking, I say, ‘Why don’t you make it yourself.’ It’s like chocolate-chip cookies. People buy the cookie-dough roll and slice it, and then they lay it on a cookie sheet. That’s not making chocolate-chip cookies.

— Amy Sedaris

I wasn’t a cliquey person, and I think that’s because I came from a large family. I got along with everybody, and I usually got along with the people that people didn’t like.

— Amy Sedaris

I like to just make things… If I have the TV on, I’m not just going to sit there. I want to do something with my hands I’ve always got a project. Or I get a small group of people over, and I say, ‘Let’s make these things today.’

— Amy Sedaris

I like to entertain in all aspects. When you’re with somebody and you’re out, you want to be entertained. I like to be around entertaining people. Even if they’re bored, and you’re in a convalescent home, there’s something entertaining about that, in a way.

— Amy Sedaris

I choose to do unattractive people, because then I can pretend they think they’re attractive.

— Amy Sedaris

But I love how people who are musical, they know how to dress.

— Amy Sedaris

I like to play unattractive people who think they’re pretty. You can do what you want, but I prefer to look interesting.

— Amy Sedaris

People always think I’m Amy Poehler, which never bothers me. I mean, Amy Poehler is great.

— Amy Sedaris

There are a lot of people who think that’s what’s needed to be successful is always being right, always being careful, always picking the right path.

— Amy Tan

People talk about this ‘bucket list’: ‘I need to go to this country, I need to skydive.’ Whereas I need to think as much as I can, to feel as much as I can, to be conscious and observe and understand me and the people around me as much as I can.

— Amy Tan

I recognise why I have such a strong inability to forgive certain people who betray me. It’s chiselled in, like a name on a tomb stone.

— Amy Tan

I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn’t understand her English, because she was Chinese.

— Amy Tan

I do suffer from depression, I suppose. Which isn’t that unusual. You know, a lot of people do.

— Amy Winehouse
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