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When I was in school, sport was given utmost importance. I think it's fantastic for character building, for team playing, and I think it's a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian, and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do well in the medal tally.~Abhishek Bachchan


School Day Character

I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it. You don't have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn't want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines.~Adam Driver


School High School Living

In high school I wanted to be a rock star and was in a lot of bands.~Adam Sandler


School High School Rock

I'm a teenager, but I'm independent - I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.~Adriana Lima


Life Family School

Not graduating high school on time leads to fewer chances of attending college and obtaining good paying jobs, and creates instead higher chances of incarceration and unemployment.~Al Sharpton


Time Good School

We all learn in school that the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government must check and balance each other. But other non state institutions must participate in this important system of checks and balances as well. These checking institutions include the academy, the media, religious institutions and NGOs.~Alan Dershowitz


School Balance Learn

I hated high school. It was a prison.~Alan Alda


School High School Prison

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.~Albert Einstein


Education Learning School

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.~Albert Ellis


Future School Child

I wanted to get through high school anonymously.~Alessia Cara


School High School High

Songwriters always reminded me of that kid at school who would go around with his guitar, like, 'Yeah, songwritin' man,' looking wistful. That wasn't me - those kinds of people put me off. In the early days, I'd write a bunch of lyrics and almost look at them as a sort of joke, to make the rest of the boys laugh.~Alex Turner


School Man People

In second grade, I told a bunch of kids there was a homeless person living between the portable classrooms outside our school. It caused panic, and the principal had to announce on the P.A. system that no one was living there. I pretended I didn't know who started the rumor.~Alessia Cara


School Homeless Living

You don't meet that many people that you can talk about Roots Manuva with, but that was my favorite in school, this record of his called 'Run Come Save Me.' When I first started writing lyrics, it came from that.~Alex Turner


School Roots Writing

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.~Alice Cooper


Morning School End

As you know from school, it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you've done your best.~Alice Walker


Best Fear School

I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free.~Alice Waters


School Child America

I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn't know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.~Amanda Seyfried


Art School Singing

Hollywood is just like high school: The popular people love the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice. Or they are nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.~Amanda Seyfried


Love School People

I always liked my teachers, and I was in a lot of after-school projects. I was a Girl Scout until my senior year, when I couldn't be a Girl Scout anymore. I was in clubs like Junior Achievement, and I ran track and field. My grades were good, but then toward 11th grade they were nothing. I always went to summer school.~Amy Sedaris


Good School Summer

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


School People High School

I never really take shortcuts. I was always one of those people who, instead of cutting across someone's yard on the way home from school, I would go to the end of the block and turn.~Amy Sedaris


Home School End

Universities want to recruit the students that they believe will best represent the university while in school and beyond. Students with a robust social media presence and clearly defined personal brand stand to become only more influential.~Amy Jo Martin


Best School Social Media

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


Nature School People

When people ask where I studied to be an ambassador, I say my neighborhood and my school. I've tried to tell my kids that you don't wait until you're in high school or college to start dealing with problems of people being different. The younger you start, the better.~Andrew Young


School College People

While I wouldn't wish being teased on anyone, I think it eventually leads to a kind of solidarity in adult life. The few people I know who weren't picked on in school are people I find I can't relate to on much more than a surface level. There's a sensitivity that comes with feeling like an outsider at some point in your life.~Anna Kendrick


Life School People

I'm used to getting up at 7, getting breakfast, getting the kids off to school, and doing the mommy thing and the wife thing and the daughter thing.~Anita Baker


Wife Daughter School

Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that's not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand - that's the right, healthy way to do things.~Anna Wintour


Work School Thinking

By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too.~Annette Bening


Time School High School

All the kids from my nursery school are still in touch.~Anne Wojcicki


School Touch Still

When you go to Africa, and you see children, they're usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they'd love to go to school.~Annie Lennox


Love Children School

I didn't make the most of school, but boxing has given me discipline.~Anthony Joshua


School Discipline Me

Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means 'serving officers daughters association.' I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.~Anushka Sharma


Life Family School

I always knew I wanted to be in films but didn't want anyone to taunt my parents. So I excelled in studies. I was a topper in school and college, so when I decided to become a model, people said, 'Oh your daughter is modeling,' so at least my parents could say, 'Yeah but she also came first in class.'~Anushka Sharma


Daughter Parents School

If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.~Ariana Grande


School People Sorry

People tend to think that because I'm a performer and I don't go to a regular high school that I haven't personally been affected by bullies. But it's actually quite the contrary.~Ariana Grande


School People High School

I was a good student, but I didn't like school.~Ashley Benson


Good School Student

I am grateful to my father for sending me to school, and that we moved from Somalia to Kenya, where I learned English.~Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Father School Grateful

I didn't go to film school. I got my education on the set as a niche publicist in the film industry.~Ava DuVernay


Education School Go

Film school was a privilege I could not afford.~Ava DuVernay


School Film Privilege

Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they're supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?~Aziz Ansari


Love School Job

I'm so jealous of people who have crushes on people they go to school with or work with. That's such a blessing. You actually get to see them all the time and spend time with them.~Aziz Ansari


Work Time School

Through the Internet, I've developed a strong social network - something I could never do if I had to keep my choice of peers within school grounds.~Aaron Swartz


School Strong Choice

When I lived in Baltimore, I would come down fairly often to go to the Hirshhorn, and one of my good friends from high school went to Georgetown. I actually ended up going to Annapolis a lot. I had a car, and it was such a serene place to drive.~Abbi Jacobson


Good School Car

When I was in high school, my mom worked at Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I was always there.~Abbi Jacobson


Mom School High School

I started getting really interested in comedy when I was in middle school.~Abbi Jacobson


School Comedy Started

I'm convinced many of America's heroes are public school teachers and administrators. Many of these people do what they do because of their faith.~Adam Hamilton


Faith School People

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group.~Adam Hamilton


Children History School

Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.~Abraham Verghese


School Medical

Students undergo a conversion in the third year of medical school - not pre-clinical to clinical, but pre-cynical to cynical.~Abraham Verghese


School Medical Students

Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.~Adora Svitak


Prom Age School

My parents homeschooled my sister and me for many years. Why? Because the local school insisted that I, being three, should go to preschool, and my sister, being five, should go to kindergarten. The problem? You learn your alphabet in preschool, and I was already reading chapter books.~Adora Svitak


Sister Parents School

The mosque was the neighbourhood house of worship, but it was also the place where my high school friends and I came to study.~Ahmed Zewail


School Friends High School

There was a year between school and getting going as an actor when I basically just watched films. Video shops were the new thing, and there was a good one round the corner and me and my brother just watched everything, from the horror to the European art-house.~Aidan Gillen


Good School Brother

I didn't want to go to college or work in an office or have a nine-to-five job. I knew that quite clearly before I left school.~Aidan Gillen


Work School College

For a little while, my mom was a school teacher. And I went to the school that she taught.~Aisha Tyler


Mom Teacher School

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.~Al Stewart


School Cool Law

The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom, as we were taken on countless theatre visits and trips to places of interest.~Alan Bennett


School Theatre Remember

I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that's it, done. That's the way I prefer to do business but it's not always possible these days, sadly.~Alan Sugar


Business School Way

When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn't really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.~Albert Brooks


Best School Acting

I was working part-time as a cleaner while I was going to college and then babysitting after school.~Alek Wek


School College Working

I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me; like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys.~Alexandra Daddario


School Amazing Kiss

I went to New York for the first time when I was in college for a school trip and, uh, it did not appeal to me. It was too much hustle and bustle. And I have since now found a New York where if I lived there now, I know where I would want to live.~Allison Tolman


Time School College

I went to New York for the first time when I was in college for a school trip and, uh, it did not appeal to me. It was too much hustle and bustle.~Allison Tolman


Time School College

When I first got out of school, I went on a children's theater tour, and I went around the country a little bit that fall, and it was the first time I went to Chicago. We spend a couple of days in Chicago, and I was really struck viscerally by the city.~Allison Tolman


Time Children School

I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.~Allen West


Experience Daily School

I did a lot of commercial and theater work when I got out of school and was living in Dallas, and I moved to Chicago to go through the Second City Conservatory Program.~Allison Tolman


Work School Living

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


School People Environment

I've done so many funny jobs. I worked at a farmer's market through high school. I worked in the stock room of Ralph Lauren. I graduated to salesperson at Ralph Lauren, which was a big deal to me. I've been a P.A. I've been a stand-in. I've been an assistant's assistant.~Allison Williams


Funny School High School

I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college.~Allison Williams


Sports Myself School

I grew up in a school that had a big music program, and it was incredible. It's what I looked forward to during the day. I had chorus, strings, band.~Alison Krauss


Music School Day

The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me.~Alton Brown


Music Business School

I loved history in my school days, and I have always been a voracious reader. But in India, you end up doing MBA, engineering or medicine.~Amish Tripathi


History School End

I never really wanted to be a writer. I know it sounds strange, but I honestly believe that I didn't pick the story; the story has picked me. I've written absolutely no fiction before 'The Immortals of Meluha.' Not even a short story in school - absolutely nothing.~Amish Tripathi


School Short Believe

To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I'd done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act.~Amisha Patel


Best Age School

When I was little, my parents really only wanted me to be a scientist or a doctor; they had never even heard of law school. I think even these days if you were to tell your mother you want to be a fashion designer, or an artist or a writer, a lot of Asian parents would be alarmed because they don't think that's a secure career.~Amy Chua


Mother Parents School

I do believe that when your child does poorly on a test, your first step should not necessarily be to attack the teacher or the school's curriculum. It should be to look at the idea that, maybe, the child didn't work hard enough.~Amy Chua


Work Teacher School

Instilling a sense of self-discipline and focus when the kids are younger makes it so much easier by the time they get into high school.~Amy Chua


Time School Focus

If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.~Anderson Cooper


School American Problem

Evanescence fans aren't the popular kids in school. They aren't the cheerleaders. It's the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.~Amy Lee


Art School Creative

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.~Amy Lee


Love Music School

I knew that I could sing when I was young. I would listen to a lot of jazz; I'm a big jazz fan. When I first got to high school and studied musical theater, I could sing. But I added certain things to my voice, and I realized after graduating high school that this is the kind of voice I had. It's not very nimble, but it's heavy.~Andra Day


School High School Young

I gleaned different style ideas over the years. In Southern California, there is a big rockabilly sub-culture. So when I would go to car shows, I would see women dressed like this. I had a teacher in high school that always had her Bette Paige bangs.~Andra Day


Teacher Women School

St. Louis has a lot of weird food customs that you don't see other places - and a lot of great ethnic neighborhoods. There's a German neighborhood. A great old school Italian neighborhood, with toasted ravioli, which seems to be a St. Louis tradition. And they love provolone cheese in St. Louis.~Andy Cohen


Love Food School

The book is called 'Most Talkative,' because I was voted most talkative in high school. And I've never stopped talking. My mouth has been my greatest asset and my biggest Achilles' heel.~Andy Cohen


School Greatest Book

I wrote 'The Hate U Give' as a short story while I was in college at a mostly white school in conservative Mississippi.~Angie Thomas


School College Hate

When I was in college, I lived in a mostly black, poor neighborhood. That's where I grew up, but I attended a mostly white upper-class school in conservative Mississippi. I was often very aware of how I presented myself.~Angie Thomas


Myself School College

A lot of people say, 'AC/DC - that's the band with the little guy who runs around in school shorts!'~Angus Young


School People Band

I never bothered with cars. I was probably one of the few kids in school who didn't run around with hot-rod magazines. As I would be at home fiddling with my guitar, they would be fiddling with a car engine.~Angus Young


Home School Car

I didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial stuff and the stock market.~Anita Roddick


Business School Financial

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.~Anna Quindlen


Prom Future School

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.~Anthony Holden


Music Teacher School

Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and a fairly hard training.~Arne Jacobsen


School Training Resistance

I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.~Arthur Godfrey


Life Music School

I wouldn't have gone to a Division I school if I didn't have scholarship help. We couldn't afford it.~Ashton Eaton


School Help Scholarship

I am a part of the old school where I feel that purity of the language should be retained. But English is a constantly evolving language where new words are being added to the dictionary, so I don't see any harm in experimenting with the language. Only poor editing standards need to be improved.~Ashwin Sanghi


School I Am Words

I wanted to study film at an art school - I loved the idea of being surrounded by designers and artists. We were encouraged to be experimental.~Asif Kapadia


Art School Loved

I've actually started a number of businesses in my career. So I'm 28 currently, but when I was about 16, I started building Websites, and that's how I put myself through school. I went to Duke with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and then to Princeton.~Aaron Patzer


Myself School Science

I'm typically a 'just drink water' kind of guy. I was a bodybuilder in high school, so I used to - food to me was, 'there are this many grams of carbohydrates and proteins, and I need these micronutrients in order to grow and be fit,' and I ate in order to live and not live in order to eat, and I think most people are the opposite.~Aaron Patzer


Food School Water

I was very unsure about what I wanted to do in high school.~Aaron Tveit


School High School High

I used to spend my nights oversewing dresses for a local dressmaker in order to pay for my school equipment.~Azzedine Alaia


School Dresses Local

I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school.~Aaron Tveit


School High School Early

I was born in Evanston, Illinois. I spent my elementary and part of my junior high school years in a D.C. suburb. And then I spent my high school years in Minnesota. And then I spent my college years in Colorado. And then I spent some time living in China. And then I spent three years in Vermont before moving down to Nashville.~Abigail Washburn


Time School College

I sang in a reggae band. And then there was a soul band where I sang back-up vocals and some lead. And I was also in a women's a capella group. And I was in the gospel choir at school. Actually, I've always been in choirs. Or some kind of group. Just because I love singing so much. But I truthfully never thought of it as a career.~Abigail Washburn


Love Women School

It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you're producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?~Adam Braun


Education Business School

You can decide at 17 that you want to be a professional player. In Argentina, they start very young. They go to school in the morning and then do polo in the afternoon.~Adolfo Cambiaso


Morning School Young

I want to finish high school, but that will be it.~Adolfo Cambiaso


School Finish High School

When you think about little league football, high school, and even on to college even more so, you're dealing with a lot of guys that are prideful, that think they're the best - a lot of alpha males. So, typically, you've got to have a guy that can control those guys, and, when he talks, they know he means business. He's a serious guy.~Adrian Peterson


Best Business School

If you really want to be a music producer, stop watching 'Friends' when you get home from school. Start trying to make music. If you're not going to try, then it's impossible. When you try, it's always possible.~Afrojack


Music Home School

I have been fully involved in designing my stage shows; it's important to me to do something really unique and almost off-the-wall to bring the music and the visuals together. I love design and actually went to school for a bit for graphic design, so it isn't so much 'pressure' for me; it's a way to be creative, and I really enjoy it.~Afrojack


Love Music School

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.~Adam Schiff


School Law Law School

I've always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school, I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems, I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.~AJ Lee


Life School Creative

I'm not the coolest person in the world. I'm not the sexiest Diva or the strongest Diva. I know who I am. I'm not the most popular person, and I'm kind of dorky, and I'm someone you can see at your school or as your neighbor, and I think people like that.~AJ Lee


School I Am World

It's my goal to make martial arts compulsory for girls in school. In China, you have to do two years of martial arts' training without which you cannot get a graduation degree.~Akshay Kumar


Graduation School Goal

You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale that is as inarticulate as Bush. Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot.~Al Jourgensen


School Great Me

I was a dummy in school.~Alan Ladd


School Dummy

I enjoyed art in school. I've always done little drawings and stuff like that. I don't really know what I'm doing with the painting, but I experiment.~Alex Lifeson


Art School Painting

There will always be someone being picked on at school, and it's not going to go away.~Alexa Vega


School Go Someone

The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents realize what's going on. Just because you're not at school doesn't mean kids aren't harassing you on the computer.~Alexa Vega


Life Parents School

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


Age School People

My singing voice had rescued me from the scene I was in at school - I was an unpopular, bookish kid who had an indeterminate ethnic background. I became fascinated with women sopranos because they had a future that I didn't as a singer.~Alexander Chee


Women Future School

I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school.~Alexander Haig


School Warrior Last

I never thought about writing a novel until I was 13, and that happened by chance. I was on school holidays, and I was bored, and I thought I just wanted to do something to occupy myself instead of asking, 'What can I do, mum? Entertain me.' I started, and it really just took over, and I realised, 'Wow, this is an amazing experience.'~Alexandra Adornetto


Myself Experience School

At one school I visited, everyone had read 'Halo,' and they were all dressed up as angels - with halos!~Alexandra Adornetto


School Angels Dressed

There wasn't a lot of discipline in my life, and I hated it being imposed on me at school.~Alfie Allen


Life School Discipline

I didn't go to drama school, so I didn't really have many true friends in the business; 'Game Of Thrones' has definitely brought me that.~Alfie Allen


Business School Friends

I actually love pressure. I loved playing sport at school in front of a crowd; I love being on stage in front of a big audience. I buzz off that.~Alfie Allen


Love School Loved

Even at drama school if there was a part of some eastern European thug it would be me.~Alfred Molina


School Me Drama

When I was younger I was always big; I was a fat boy at school. I had an early growth spurt, and when I went to secondary school I was tall enough to be a policeman.~Alfred Molina


School Growth Fat

I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day.~Alia Shawkat


Work School Day

Right when I turned 18, I moved to New York, originally for school, and then dropped out and just lived in New York.~Alia Shawkat


School New New York

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law.~Alice Dreger


Age School College

I was always in trouble at school for what I was wearing; I was never made a prefect because of the way I used to dress - I ripped my tights, my skirts were too short, all sorts of things.~Alice Temperley


School Short Dress

I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century.~Alice Dreger


Work Time School

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law. I probably would have made a lot more money and died of boredom by now.~Alice Dreger


Money Age School

When I was 18 years old I went to Shakespeare Company, the school, and I wrote a poem about my leaves - I felt like a tree that had no leaves. That is the life at 18.~Alicia Silverstone


Life School Tree

I have never done any other job. I have sung in bands since I was 15. I left school completely unqualified. I have no other training.~Alison Moyet


School Job Training

I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids.~Alison Moyet


School Small Me

It was not until the end of my freshman year in high school that I thought I could really have a future in track and field. I definitely did not think I could make it to the Olympics back then, though; I was just focused on making it to the state finals!~Allyson Felix


Future School End

In high school, I was selected for NASA's Math & Science program. I'd hop on the yellow school bus and head up to Cape Canaveral.~Allison Schroeder


School Science High School

I wanted to be an endurance athlete from a young age. I remember being in a careers class at school and saying I wanted to be a professional athlete and the teacher replying, 'You're not going to make it; it's not possible.'~Alistair Brownlee


Teacher Age School

When I switched to screenplays - 'cause I had done musicals and plays - the first assignment in film school was, you have to write a silent film. And it's tremendously helpful to learn how to do that because dialogue can be a crutch. If you can master a silent film, you're golden.~Allison Schroeder


School Learn Silent

I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.~Alonzo Mourning


Knowledge School Great

I was lucky enough to go to a school which gave flexibility around education and sport. We had a 1-hour, 30-minute lunch break, and were able to train during this time.~Alistair Brownlee


Education Time School

My school career was absolutely crucial to me. As an endurance athlete, some of the most important years are maybe when you are 16, 17, and 18. For me, getting that right was very important, and my school allowed me to do that.~Alistair Brownlee


School Me Important

My husband and I have known each other since kindergarten. I had a crush on him in school, but we never dated. Then we saw each other again after high school, and there was something instantly familiar about him. I'm a very shy person and was very closed off. But he allowed me to be myself. And there's a safety in that.~Alison Sweeney


Relationship Myself School

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.~Alphonso Jackson


School Job Law

I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways.~Amy Adams


School High School Down

School was hard for me. If there had been a school for the creative arts, I might have thrived, but... I needed that creative outlet so much. Also, I'm just bad with numbers.~Amy Adams


School Creative Me

Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn't go up, it went down.~Andrew Lansley


Children School Trying

I read 'The Hobbit' but not a single one of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I had to lie about this pretty much all through high school. I still say it apologetically.~Andrew Rosenthal


School Lie High School

Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.~Andrew Shue


School Great Together

I can still remember the first time I heard a Beatles song. It was the fall of 1964, my second year in an American school after my family moved back from overseas, and I was standing on the corner of 64th street and First Avenue with my friend Larry Campbell.~Andrew Rosenthal


Family Time School

I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school.~Andy Hertzfeld


School Interesting Student

Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.~Andy Roddick


School End You

Do you have to be like a second-grade dropout to be an umpire? Did you go to school until you were 8 years old? I think you quit school before you were 10. Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.~Andy Roddick


School End You

You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that's wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that's worse. This is a day.~Andy Samberg


Life Graduation School

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.~Anne McCaffrey


School Child Chance

I did tons of theater in school, and then when I was 16 and got my driver's license, I started driving to Los Angeles, along with my friend Eric Stoltz, who was a year ahead of me and was doing the same thing. So we had the same manager, and we started auditioning for things and doing commercials when we were 16.~Anthony Edwards


School Friend Me

I was desperately shy when I was wee. Totally lacked confidence socially. When I look back at school photographs, I'm always the one shrinking in the back. What I really wanted to do was become a writer, and I don't think the residue of that has ever gone away. I still feel the ultimate achievement would be to write a novel.~Anne-Marie Duff


Confidence School Look

New York lost a classic. Carmine was an old school New Yorker.~Anthony Weiner


School Lost New

I am very proud of being Jewish. I went to a Jewish school all my life.~Anthony Pratt


Life School I Am

I didn't really have a favourite subject at school as I was useless at everything.~Anthony Horowitz


School Everything Useless

If my children were as unhappy as I was at school, I'd send them somewhere else, but it never occurred to my parents.~Anthony Horowitz


Children Parents School

I was 16 when I got admission in Hans Raj College. I completed school when I was 16, so everyone in my class - Zoology Honours batch 92 - was 18, and I was often treated like a kid.~Anurag Kashyap


School College Class

I'm the co-chair of the PTA at my kids' school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.~Arabella Weir


School London Kids

Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying.~Arabella Weir


Life Time School

There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.~Arabella Weir


Positive School Learn

Our school not only makes you an actor, it makes you understand who you actually are as well... it gives you discipline and punctuality. It also teaches you a way of life.~Anupam Kher


Life School Discipline

The Golden State has lost its luster. We've got to change our tax system and how we fund government. We're going to have to make it easier to create jobs in California, incentivize manufacturing, really put more in the way of investment in our public school system and our institutions of higher learning if we're going to stay the Golden State.~Antonio Villaraigosa


Change Learning School

Drama school, you know, I own an acting school, Actor Prepares.~Anupam Kher


School Acting You

I'm very grateful I went to school to study law, particularly tax law, which really is interesting to me and very useful to me now with my position. Music, however, will always be my number one passion; I like how it connects everyone.~Armin van Buuren


Music School Passion

I recommend everyone who DJ's to do it as a hobby and make sure you have a day job or are going to school. Only 100 DJ's in the world make a living doing this, by that I mean making a good, comfortable living.~Armin van Buuren


Good School Day

I got into house music thanks to Dutch master mixer Ben Liebrand and my friends at school.~Armin van Buuren


Music School Friends

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.~Arne Duncan


School Community Chance

About two-thirds of bachelor's degree holders borrow to go to school, and on average they're graduating with more than $26,000 in debt.~Arne Duncan


School Go Average

I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films.~Art Alexakis


School Acting Filmmaking

As a songwriter, I do kind of look at 'Santa Monica' as a thing outside of itself, because it isn't just my song. This is a song a lot of people tell me is a part of their high school or college years. That means a lot to me.~Art Alexakis


School College People

I went to a public high school with a magnet program for law and psychology. But right before my junior year, I decided that I wanted to leave and become an actress, so I graduated early and moved out to L.A.~Ashley Greene


School Law High School

I live a very normal life. I have friends, and I've always gone to school. The part that's not normal is that I've been working since I was 9 months old, but at the same time, it's completely normal to me.~Ashley Olsen


Life Time School

I've noticed that my resolutions involve me not doing stuff that I wasn't going to do anyway so here's something more positive. I'm going to retrain as a Latin teacher in a provincial public school.~Arthur Smith


Positive Teacher School

When I was in high school I was a really huge 'SNL' fan. I remember the cast around the time I started watching it - Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Cheri O'Teri, Tracy Morgan. I did research to find out how people got on the show. Their bios always said they came from an improv team, so I started taking classes.~Aubrey Plaza


Time School Team

Towards the end of the military service, I had to make what I assume has been the most important decision in my career: to start a residency in clinical medicine, in surgery, which was my favorite choice, or to enroll into graduate school and start a career in scientific research. It was clear to me that I was heading for graduate school.~Aaron Ciechanover


School Service End

I remember in high school thinking that I wanted to be a lawyer, and now I realize I saw that movie 'And Justice for All' when I was a kid and thought, 'That's what lawyers do, and I want to get up and yell and scream in the middle of a courtroom.'~Aaron Douglas


School Justice Thinking

In high school, my English teacher Celeste McMenamin introduced me to the great novels and Shakespeare and taught me how to write. Essays, poetry, critical analysis. Writing is a skill that was painful then but a love of mine now.~Aaron Lazar


Love Teacher School

So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Education School Forget

I was in high school. A couple of my friends and I decided we had to be in a class together where we could fool around, and drama was it because we'd do improvs, beating each other up. They left a year later, and I stayed in and got a knack for it, and enjoyed the whole process.~Adam Beach


School Friends Together

My kindergarten teacher encouraged me to learn, as did my school headmaster, who gave me a grant to study.~Ada Yonath


Teacher School Learn

I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.'~Adam Clayton


School Remember Grow Up

People, when they come up to me, are like, 'Did we go to high school together? Or did I make out with you at sleepaway camp?' And oftentimes, yes, that is the answer, because I went to a giant high school and made out with everybody.~Adam Pally


School Together People

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life. I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school. It was all just part of the business - be nice to everyone and all that.~Adam Rickitt


Life Business School

When I came to New York, I was really awkward. I went to military academy for high school, so I didn't have the socialization that most kids do. When I got here, I was five years behind everybody. Talking to women was weird for me.~Adam Rapp


Women School High School

I was born in Chicago, then I spent most of my youth in Joliet, Illinois which is about thirty minutes south, and I went to a military academy for high school in Wisconsin. Then I went to college, on a basketball scholarship to a small school in Iowa, so I'm like Mr. Midwest.~Adam Rapp


School College Youth

I was a jock in college and high school, but I didn't hang out with the jocks. I was sort of a nerd who didn't look like a nerd. I never really fit into any social set.~Adam Rapp


School College High School

One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution.~Adrian Cronauer


School Law Nothing

Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.~Adrian Belew


Age School Drummer

I was a religious 'SNL' watcher all through middle school. I was obsessed with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri - they were on right when I found the show. Then I started watching the older episodes, and it just totally blew my mind that my dream show already existed.~Aidy Bryant


School Mind Dream

Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.~Ajay Naidu


School Summer Culture

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.~Ajay Naidu


Teacher School Job

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.~Ajay Naidu


School American Up

I developed a prejudice in high school that it was all going to be boring. That kind of teenage, why-do-I-have-to-read-these-goddamn-classics feeling. And then you discover that the classics are classics because they're lively. They don't stick around because they're boring. If they're boring, they go away.~Aimee Bender


School High School Feeling

I noticed, when I taught elementary school, how true the squeaky wheel thing is, and how endearing squeaky wheels can be! Because when you're being a squeaky wheel, you're also really letting people know who you are.~Aimee Bender


School People You

If I had to do a lot of promotion as a kid, it would have been very intense. I'm really glad I got to go through high school, have a college experience, and have the last five years since then, just... being a person.~Alden Ehrenreich


Experience School College

When I was in Taiwan, I was taught in school that Taiwan is part of China.~Alex Chiu


School China Taught

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on.~Albert J. Nock


Business Knowledge School

I've learned by watching films that inspired me and people who inspired me like Robert Redford and Paul Newman. I love old school acting. I love subtlety, and I also love being spontaneous, and that's really what works for me.~Alex Pettyfer


Love School People

I liked Shakespeare in high school, but in university I spent a semester studying in London, and it was sort of in the middle of me falling deeply in love with literature, and I took a Shakespeare course with a professor who couldn't imagine anything more important than Shakespeare.~Alexi Zentner


Love School High School

You know, when you go to high school or, you know, when kids are younger and there's not an understanding of differences. But I built up a very strong, thick skin.~Alexander Wang


School Strong High School

Any institution becomes a community - whether it's a high school or a boarding school or a publishing company or a small town where everybody knows certain things about people.~Alice Hoffman


School Community Small

I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled.~Alice Hoffman


Home School Feel

I wanted to join the Army, but my eyesight wasn't good, so I quit school and my job to just focus on fighting. I didn't want to just get deployed. I wanted to get in on the action.~Alistair Overeem


Good School Focus

What makes me sad about school is that the people who are unhappy are unhappy because they don't believe it will change. And I just want to say: 'It does! High school ends and it's over.' I will tell anyone that it's OK to be unhappy at school, make lots of mistakes and then it will be over.~Alice Englert


Change Sad School

There are so many of these young-adult movies with these cold guys who act like jerks to girls but are hiding soft sentiments. But in the real world most guys who act like jerks are jerks. Generally they are. I spent a lot of high school thinking that horrible guys must be very sensitive and interesting and it's not true.~Alice Englert


School Thinking World

I dropped out of school and I never took acting classes.~Alice Englert


School Acting Never

Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it.~Alvin Lee


Time School Way

I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.~Alvin Lee


School Practice Guitar

In film, I don't think I'd try directing. Maybe one day, but I'd certainly want to go to film school or something before I tried to do something like that. That would be quite scary.~Amelia Warner


School Day Want

I was a prefect at school, I never had a tattoo, got a detention or pierced my ears more than once.~Amanda Holden


School Never Once

I've always loved acting with adults versus like the whole High School feel.~Alison Lohman


School High School Loved

I lean toward anything with a dark sense of humor. And since I've been out of school, the majority of my books have been contemporary; basically, I like my characters to have electricity - even better, a TV.~Andrea Seigel


School Humor Dark

When I was at drama school I wanted to do classical theatre. It just so happened that I did a film when I came out and I moved that way.~Andrew Lincoln


School Theatre Drama

The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.~Angela Bassett


Time School High School

When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.~Angela Bassett


Mother Education School

I grew up Presbyterian, just a basic Protestant upbringing. There were years in my life when I would go to church every Sunday and to Sunday school. Then I just phased out of it.~Andy Dick


Life School Sunday

One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now.~Anita Hill


School I Am Law

Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.~Anita Desai


Love Best School

I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can't do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.~Ann Bancroft


Learning School Childhood

Getting through high school and college was one of my greatest achievements.~Ann Bancroft


Education School Greatest

The great thing is that I'm getting my revenge on everybody who treated me badly in high school. The bad thing is I had to go back to high school to do it.~Anne Beatts


School Great Revenge

At Juilliard, I couldn't afford to have fun. I went to school and stayed home.~Anthony Mackie


Home School Fun

I got a job as soon as I graduated from school. I always wanted to bartend because I love listening to people and how awful their lives are.~Anthony Mackie


Love School Job

My first real awareness of Chechnya came when I was a college student studying in Russia. I arrived in St. Petersburg about two months after Anna Politkovskaya was assassinated for her reports on Chechnya. I lived with an elderly woman and her grown children in an apartment that was not too far from the neighborhood military cadet school.~Anthony Marra


Children Woman School

I remember sitting in school and thinking, 'I don't know why I'm here, because I know I'm going to act and I know I'm going to America.'~Archie Panjabi


School Thinking America

I started quite young at school, compering a charity event at an old people's home. I would do stand up and impressions and enjoyed the laughter. It's very addictive. It's a lovely sensation to say something and hear a whole room laugh.~Armando Iannucci


Home School Laughter

I grew up in the Cayman Islands. I didn't play video games or watch TV. I would basically come home from school, throw down my backpack, grab my machete, and go hike and chop down trees to make a fort.~Armie Hammer


Home School Trees

I was bullied in elementary to middle school. It messed with my self esteem.~Ashton Sanders


School Self Middle School

I look up to a lot of old school drummers from the '70s, '80s, and '90s.~Ashton Irwin


School Look Old

Having grown up in Iceland and Los Angeles, gone to school in Europe and America, and lived and worked in London and New York, my insatiable appetite for travel has informed many of my life decisions.~Aslaug Magnusdottir


Life Travel School

I'm very sensitive. I remember, as a kid at school, if someone in the classroom was sad or angry, it could have a great impact on me.~Aurora


Sad School Great

In elementary school, I did well in science, but I was a poor writer. When I got to high school, I failed all my courses.~Avi


School Science High School

I developed a mania for Fitzgerald - by the time I'd graduated from high school I'd read everything he'd written. I started with 'The Great Gatsby' and moved on to 'Tender Is the Night,' which just swept me away. Then I read 'This Side of Paradise,' his novel about Princeton - I literally slept with that book under my pillow for two years.~A. Scott Berg


Time School Great

I did a lot of choral music in high school, and that was kind of my primary, stable outlet for music because I didn't feel comfortable being a soloist. It was a cool, safe space for me musically.~Autre Ne Veut


Music School Cool

Was Sen. Barack Obama a Muslim? Did he ever practice Islam? The presidential candidate officially rejects the claims, but the issue of Obama's personal faith has re-emerged amid conflicting accounts of his enrollment as a Muslim during elementary school in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation.~Aaron Klein


Faith School World

Widely distributed reports have noted in January 1968, Obama was registered as a Muslim at Jakarta's Roman Catholic Franciscus Assisi Primary School under the name Barry Soetoro.~Aaron Klein


School Name Muslim

Catholic schools in Indonesia routinely accept non-Catholic students, but exempt them from studying religion. Obama's school documents, though, wrongly list him as being Indonesian.~Aaron Klein


School Religion Studying

The philosophy of the school was quite simple - the bright boys specialised in Latin, the not so bright in science and the rest managed with geography or the like.~Aaron Klug


School Science Philosophy

I was always told at school that you had to have a back-up plan, but all I ever wanted to do was act. There was no plan B for me.~Aaron Johnson


School Plan Me

The process of my transformation came to a head with my discovery of St. Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage I went on with a scout troop from my school.~Abbe Pierre


School Transformation

That's the great thing about university: you've got people around you who are taking a risk and trying things out themselves. It gives you the confidence to try and take it to the next step, which was drama school.~Adam Rayner


Confidence School Great

My mother is American. I first went to school in America, and we came back when I was about six to rural Norfolk. In primary school, I was teased immediately and mercilessly. I probably dropped that accent within about 10 days.~Adam Rayner


Mother School American

I mean, the acting school I went to, we did have a social experience, but you know, when it's a bunch of actors, it's everyone self-consciously having a social experience rather than just having a social experience.~Adam Scott


Experience School Acting

Your chemistry high school teacher lied to you when they told you that there was such a thing as a vacuum, that you could take space and move every particle out of it.~Adam Riess


Teacher School Space

During my time at Watchung Hills Regional High School, I was fortunate to have a number of teachers who inspired me and filled me with enthusiasm for learning.~Adam Riess


Time Learning School

I ran track. I ran cross country. But I did not play organized basketball in high school, at least on our team. But I played a lot of sports.~Adam Silver


Sports School Team

Growing up in this post-apartheid era, the first generation of teens in South Africa living in this new democracy, I often found myself feeling different. I was often the only person of color in an otherwise all-white school. And within the Indian community, because of my training with an English acting teacher, my accent was very different.~Adhir Kalyan


Teacher Myself School

At 12 I dropped out of school but I had lost interest in it at a much earlier age. For me, school was very very stressful.~Ahmet Zappa


Age School Lost

I left the Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin in 2004, and I did five years of theater after that.~Aidan Turner


School Acting Dublin

I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file - in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file.~Alafair Burke


School Police See

My high school years were fun and frustrating, typical of the teen years. The most important accomplishment was meeting my wife, Ruth.~Alan J. Heeger


Wife School Accomplishment

Well, I've never been in a touring rock band, it was all just high school and college, playing toga parties in frat houses.~Alessandro Nivola


School College High School

I went to this Episcopalian school, and one day I came home and asked my mom, 'What religion are we?' She looked at me and said, 'We're artists.'~Alexandra Cassavetes


Mom Home School

Most of the Amazon basin is as flat as a pancake and laced with extravagantly meandering waterways. One school of thought holds that more than 145 million years ago, when Africa and South America were joined, the Amazon's main stem was connected to the Niger River and actually flowed in the opposite direction, toward the Pacific Ocean.~Alex Shoumatoff


Ocean School River

I push myself hard. I don't like pain, exactly, but as a ballerina, I lived in constant pain. At ballet school in Stockholm, I remember we had a locker where if someone had been to the doctor and gotten painkillers, we divided them among us. In a sense, we were all addicted.~Alicia Vikander


Myself School Pain

I have to be careful, as I don't want to offend Midlanders, but growing up, it wasn't like growing up in London. Anything you were interested in, you'd be able to find someone also interested in it. In the Midlands, nobody came out as gay at my school at all.~Alice Lowe


School Growing Up Gay

But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day. I just dragged myself through GCSE and A Levels, so it suited me very much to go on to drama school, which was very active.~Amanda Burton


Education Myself School

I was taught by my father. He was head of the primary school so I went to his school until I was 11 - I was the youngest of four daughters and we had all been taught by him. But I didn't really enjoy my secondary education that much, probably because I am a very physical person and don't enjoy sitting at a desk all day.~Amanda Burton


Education Father School

I'd been gearing up to working in theatre since coming out of drama school, but it was an exciting time for TV drama - it was the birth of Channel 4, and Brookside was very cutting-edge at the time.~Amanda Burton


Time School Theatre

In high school ethics, they went around and asked what everyone thought their classmates were qualified to do. For me, everyone said actress. But to me it was very much 'if it happens, it happens.'~Amanda Schull


School Ethics High School

Everyone needs a creative outlet to express themselves, and the arts in school provides that.~Amber Riley


School Creative Arts

Back in high school, I went on dates, but I was too focused on my career. My parents were like, 'It's nice to have a boyfriend, but it's even nicer to own your house when you're 21.'~Amber Riley


Parents School Dating

I was born and raised in California and benefited from California's excellent public schools, from kindergarten through medical school.~Ami Bera


School Medical California

I'm so fortunate in that I've never had another job to pay a bill but acting, since the day I got out of high school.~Amy Ryan


School Day Job

In Kansas I have a chess school.~Anatoly Karpov


School Chess Kansas

I love watching people, and that's what I do; just go for a walk at about 4 o'clock, and go down a busy street, where you see people coming out of school and you get a glimpse of their lives, what they're talking about.~Andrea Corr


Love School People

I think baseball was really reality when I was a freshman in high school.~Andrew Benintendi


Baseball School Reality

In primary school when I was 6-7 years old, I always go to theater with my uncle, and I don't know why I like the atmosphere, dark only. The screen has some lighting, that kind of things, you can see the movie star and so that's why I like movies.~Andrew Lau


School Dark You

When you're in school until you're 25 and you get out and suddenly structure is not handed to you, if you're smart you realize that you need to create structure for yourself.~Anson Mount


School Smart Yourself

I like science fiction. I took all the accelerated classes in school. I'm kind of a dork.~Anson Mount


School Science Kind

Teenagers are like atoms when they're moving at hundreds of miles an hour and bouncing off each other. Everybody's got such a crazy hormonal drive and reacting to each other differently and getting upset over little things. High school puts all these potential explosions in one place.~Anton Yelchin


School Little Things Crazy

I was a weak kid, not good at what all the boys at school were good at and I found that by acting, by being other people, I could liberate myself from those inadequacies.~Antony Sher


Myself Good School

Like most of my friends in school, I was a member of multiple circulating libraries; and all of us, to begin with, borrowed and read the same things.~Aravind Adiga


School Friends Same

I was very active but I was dyslexic and had a really hard time at school.~Ashley Scott


Time School Active

My dad, when he was young, did Shakespeare in school, and my mom was a little bit of an artist, but everybody was pragmatic.~Ato Essandoh


Mom School Dad

I was a chemical engineer in school. And, randomly, an ex-girlfriend dared me to do a play.~Ato Essandoh


School Me Play

Regardless of whether it is playing for your school team or playing for Manchester United, winning is great.~Alan Smith


School Team Winning

I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school.~Alberto Juantorena


Education School Lessons

My brother is an electrical engineer and went to computer science grad school at Stanford, and he'd tell me stories about the happy hours he'd organize.~Alec Berg


Happy School Science

I've run a lot of miles over the years, some fast and some not so fast. I've won some big races and I've had some big disappointments, but I enjoy the freedom of running and the challenge of training and competition as much now as when I first started back in high school.~Alberto Salazar


Freedom School Challenge

It was 1975. I had spent the year at the Boston Museum School doing some very bizarre performance works. The last one included going to the North Magnetic Pole and spending all of my money.~Alex Grey


Money School Doing

Even when I was at school, I wanted to be liked by everyone, even the bullies. I didn't like them, but I needed to know that they liked me.~Alex Kingston


School Me Know

We had to take off our shoes after school to save wear on the soles.~Alex Spanos


School Shoes Wear

Many of the differences that cause students to be excluded in school are actually the same qualities or skills that other people are going to admire, respect or value about that person in adulthood.~Alexandra Robbins


Respect School People

I went to stage school with a neighbor to build confidence because I was quite shy.~Alexandra Roach


Confidence School Neighbor

Adults tell students that it gets better, that the world changes after school, that being 'different' will pay off sometime after graduation. But no one explains to them why.~Alexandra Robbins


Graduation School Changes

J. K. Rowling has said that she was bullied in school. She was a daydreamer and had her nose in books all the time, much like some of her characters today.~Alexandra Robbins


Time School Today

When I was in high school, I didn't feel like I had to pile on the APs in order to look good to colleges. High-achieving classmates didn't use private tutors.~Alexandra Robbins


Good School High School

I would hate to be in high school now. Psychologists talk about the 'imaginary audience' that teens seem to feel they have around them and that makes them think they have to keep up their image all the time. Now with Facebook and MySpace and 24/7 online access, that imaginary audience has become real.~Alexandra Robbins


Time School Hate

When I talk to people, their concern is, how are you going to create jobs? How are you going to help turn this economy around? How are we going to make sure that when my kids get out of high school or college there will be some job there? Those are the concerns that are on their minds.~Alexi Giannoulias


School College Job

Well, I think every film student goes into film school thinking they want to write and direct their own movies, and they don't realize how much goes into it, and what a process it is.~Alexis Bledel


School Thinking Process

I moved to Seattle when I was two or three years old. Had my early education there, and would spend summers on the farm in Maryland. Then I went to boarding school in New Hampshire, to St. Paul's School. From there, I moved to London.~Alexis Denisof


Education School London

By the time I had finished my studies at St. Paul's School, I knew I wanted to be an actor.~Alexis Denisof


Time School Actor

I've always loved clothes, especially handbags and shoes. I'd rather save my money on clothing and wear crap, but have the handbags and shoes. I used to buy a Ferragamo or Louis Vuitton bag every job that I got. Now I have a child, and we pay for private school, so I've had to scale back!~Alicia Coppola


Money School Shoes

I'd never been to a prom, I had never had the whole high school experience. I think I was kind of an anomaly. I don't think they knew where to put me.~Alicia Witt


Prom Experience School

Everyone's parents were famous actors at my school, pretty much! I think I went to school with Paris Hilton when I was three. That's what L.A. is, though - it's an industry town. You go to school with kids and you think, 'Well that's normal, they make movies.'~Alice Eve


Parents School Famous

At school, up to the age of sixteen, I found history boring, for we were studying the Industrial Revolution, which was all about Acts, Trade Unions and the factory system, and I wanted to know about people, because it is people who make history.~Alison Weir


History Age School

I really want to go back to school and finish up my sociology degree.~Alicia Sacramone


School Finish Want

In school, I studied psychology, linguistics, neuroscience. I understand that there is a real lack of respect for the brain.~Aloe Blacc


Respect School Brain

My opportunity to design school choice systems began in 2003 with a phone call from Jeremy Lack at the New York City Department of Education. He knew of my work on the medical match and wondered if similar efforts might help reorganize the dysfunctional, congested system then used to match students to high schools.~Alvin E. Roth


Education Work School

I went to a regular school, not one of those fame academy things.~Alyson Hannigan


School Fame Academy

The curriculum of the school did not neglect India's cultural, analytical and scientific heritage, but was very involved also with the rest of the world.~Amartya Sen


School World Rest

I've taken every writing class I've had available. I took classes in high school, and I took English and writing classes in community college, but I dropped out of college. I also attended a local writing workshop two years ago.~Amanda Hocking


School Community College

Writing has always felt like a compulsion. Even at high school there'd be times when people would ask me if I wanted to go and hang out and I'd sit home and write instead.~Amanda Hocking


Home School Writing

I work during the days and have night classes on Wednesday and Thursday and live with my partner, who is in school during the days and works Wednesday through Saturday nights. Monday and Tuesday are therefore our nights, and we both get our work out of the way so we can actually spend time together.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes


Work Time School

By junior high, I was a horrible student. But during my sophomore year of high school, I did have a fabulous English teacher, and I would go to school just for her class and then skip out afterwards. That's actually when I started writing, although I didn't think of it then as something I might someday do.~Andrea Barrett


Teacher School Writing

Elliott Carter does not write the kind of music that the kids go off to school whistling.~Andre Previn


Music School Go

As kids, we traded 'I like Ike' and 'All the way with Adlai' buttons in elementary school.~Andrea Mitchell


School Way Like

I would like to get back to making people laugh. Before drama school, I did nothing but comedy.~Andrew Buchan


School People Laugh

The highest praise is when a kid says, 'This book feels so real; this could have happened at my school.'~Andrew Clements


School Book Real

In secondary school I was floating - I wasn't passionate about anything. I did a little sport, but it was pretty joyless because the competitiveness was too much to bear.~Andrew Garfield


School Passionate Too Much

I've been studying on my own. I'm not really trained. I went to school for about a year and a half. I never really studied music, but, I mean, I did. I studied for two years, maybe.~Andrew Wyatt


Music School Studying

I studied classical music for a year. Then, I studied jazz for a year at the New School, and then I got kicked out. You had to go to your class, so I don't know if that counts as studying. I didn't study jazz. I was supposed to.~Andrew Wyatt


Music School Studying

I was a writer for 'New York' magazine. I had been to business school, but what did I know? Still, everybody from the receptionists on up to the editor would ask me what they should do with their money.~Andrew Tobias


Business Money School

I can read and write. I went to school for six years. I just couldn't continue.~Angel Cabrera


School I Can Continue

People think it must be wonderful being in movies or on television, but it can be very tough on a child. I had two friends in elementary school. That was it. There was a clique of girls that were brutal to me. They pulled some very mean stuff. My two friends got me through it. Without them, I would have been all alone.~Angela Cartwright


School Alone Friends

I didn't feel the need to rebel as a teenager. From age nine to 16, I went to school in Montreux in Switzerland, and it was heaven. I went to England for the Easter holidays, Cyprus for Christmas and summer holidays, and I was delighted to have that independence.~Angela Bowie


Age School Summer

I got the writing bug in the fourth grade when a poem of mine was published in the school newspaper. Music criticism came a little later, when I was in high school.~Ann Powers


Music School Writing

I went to School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, and we had a bunch of singing classes. My first job in New York was an Off-Broadway musical.~Anna Camp


School Job Singing

I went to college at North Carolina School of the Arts and took a lot of singing classes, and it really is so connected to emotions.~Anna Camp


School College Singing

As a young girl, I was too intent on getting to London and drama school and out of east Yorkshire to think about winning Oscars. I did win a Bafta once, and was so unprepared for it I jabbered on for a minute - a minute too long.~Anna Maxwell Martin


School Winning Girl

When I'm at home or at school, I'm casual and comfortable. I tend to wear work out clothes and lots of sweaters.~AnnaSophia Robb


Work Home School

High school was so much fun, and it wasn't a wreck at all.~AnnaSophia Robb


School Fun High School

I think you can go to school at any age.~AnnaSophia Robb


Age School You

I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life.~Anne Carson


Life Teacher School

I was never really good in school.~A. J. Buckley


Good School Never

My children went to Bethesda Elementary School. I wouldn't do anything to endanger the safety of Bethesda.~A. James Clark


Children School Safety

Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.~A. Whitney Brown


School High School Find

Football games on Friday nights followed by field parties every weekend was how I spent my high school years.~Abbi Glines


School Football Weekend

You know what they call the fellow who finishes last in his medical school graduating class? They call him 'Doctor.'~Abe Lemons


School Medical Doctor

Finish last in your league and they call you idiot. Finish last in medical school and they call you doctor.~Abe Lemons


School Medical Finish

When I was in high school, there's no doubt I was trying to swing like Tiger Woods when he first came on tour.~Adam Derek Scott


School High School Trying

I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point because I had left school to play hockey, but no one drafted me.~Adam Oates


School High School Me

I feel like a lot of my past career was going to film school, making a lot of different kinds of movies. I made a bunch of comedies, I made one drama and I made a couple musicals.~Adam Shankman


School Past Career

When I was 10 years old, a cousin of mine took me on a tour of his medical school. And as a special treat, he took me to the pathology lab and took a real human brain out of the jar and placed it in my hands. And there it was, the seat of human consciousness, the powerhouse of the human body, sitting in my hands.~Aditi Shankardass


School Medical Brain

I have been a performer for as long as I can remember. I performed in Sunday school and church plays.~Adriane Lenox


School Sunday Remember

I had teachers in high school to point me in the direction of the University of Indiana School of Music, and after IU, I went on to study at the Academy of Arts in Philadelphia. I graduated in 2006.~Ailyn Perez


Music School High School

A church is an incubator, a nursery, a grade school. You start where people are and move them to where they need to be.~Adrian Rogers


School People Start

I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words.~Anthony Doerr


Experience School May

Underwater, I experience space with my body. I'll see a school of fish gathering and moving together and I'll exclaim, 'This is architecture.'~Antoine Predock


Experience School Together

I definitely don't think of myself as someone identified by region. It's too far-flung a region, for starters, and southern New Mexico is very isolated. I wouldn't think of my identity as generational, either, but maybe as more stylistic, in the school of realism and domestic issues.~Antonya Nelson


Myself School Identity

I like running and swimming, and exercise four or five times a week, but not for long - about 30 minutes. I just exercise by myself and find that as I get older it becomes easier. In school I remember not enjoying running at all.~Arizona Muse


Myself School Week

I have no ax to grind. I was lucky. I played. How many guys play high school, college football never play pro football?~Art Donovan


School Football College

I was a student at Columbia College, actually, in the Architecture school. Paul would drive in from Queens, showing me these new songs. I can't remember us working it out.~Art Garfunkel


School Architecture

For the 95 per cent whose only means of schooling is the district or the city school, we must provide what we are not now providing, an education that will better fit them for the struggle of life.~Arthur Capper


Life Education School

After school, my mom would pick me up and I would just go to visit my dad in the recording studio, and I would see him working with Mark Hamill or hear him doing the 'Transformers' or a 'G.I. Joe' or the 'Rugrats.'~Ashley Bell


Mom School Dad

The subject I was best at in school was biology.~Astrid Berges-Frisbey


Best School Biology

I've always had strong ties with Delhi, and I do stay in touch with my friends and periodically visit the capital. I started my schooling at St. Columbus High School before I went to Mayo College. Delhi, for me, is a historical city with all its beautiful monuments.~Ajay Mehta


Beautiful School Strong

Mayo College, where I got my grounding, is a private boarding school. It is a traditional school with brilliant teachers including some from overseas.~Ajay Mehta


School College Teachers

I grew up in Cleveland and started doing plays in high school. And I went to the University of Illinois, and I majored in drama. And after school, I went up to Chicago, because I didn't really know anybody in New York or Los Angeles, and I knew people who were doing plays in Chicago.~Alan Ruck


School People High School

I graduated in 1930 and I went up to the Yale Drama School for two years.~Albert Maltz


School Drama Up

I was always made to work at a very early age. I finished school at 4 P.M. and by 5 P.M. I was working. It was seven days a week.~Albert Gubay


Work Age School

When school children start paying union dues, that 's when I'll start representing the interests of school children.~Albert Shanker


Children School Start

I was the child who would leave school and take her clothes off the second I got into the house. I made my mom buy me lingerie when I was 5 years old. I was a sicko. My mother must have been mortified.~Alessandra Torresani


Mother Mom School

'As the World Turns' was such a great experience and such a great school for me. It was better than any class I could have ever taken.~Alexandra Chando


Experience School Great

Sometimes people come out of school right now and they immediately want a job doing something. And there's nothing wrong with just listening and learning and watching.~Alexandra Kotur


Learning School Job

I was crazy for music as a high school kid and a college kid.~Alexandra Patsavas


Music School College

I would never send my kids to a single-sex school.~Alexandra Wentworth


School Never Kids

When I was in high school, I got bullied through social media - on the Internet, on my Facebook. That was hard for me, and I think social media has made it easy for people to bully other people on-line because they can just post anything they want anonymously.~Alexia Fast


School Social Media People

I was not the hot, popular girl in school.~Alexis Knapp


School Girl Hot

My mom dressed me in silk to go to elementary school. In kindergarten, they sent me home because I couldn't do finger painting in my dress.~Allegra Versace


Mom Home School

I know, as an overachiever straight-A student in school, I always responded to smart, strong, women represented on screen.~Allison Scagliotti


Women School Strong

Luckily, the public school system that I was in had a really great drama program, so I plunged into that. It really sort of kept me afloat because I was bored in school.~Allison Scagliotti


School Great Me

I was an undergraduate at Princeton, and I was pressed by the math department to go on to graduate school. Actually they gave me fellowships that paid my way, otherwise I would not have been able to continue.~Alonzo Church


School Me Go

I come from a very musical family. My dad taught me to play guitar. I play violin and drums as well. Violin, I started in elementary school. Drums actually came when I was in a program called 'Rock Star,' which was really awesome. We were doing a song by the Ramones, so I thought, 'Why not play the drums?'~Amandla Stenberg


Family School Dad

People are always judging you based on where you're from, where you went to school, how you look, how you talk. But at the end of the day, you're going to have to look into the mirror and accept who you are. It's all about being authentic.~Andre Carson


School Day End

I love being a student, if I could, I'd stay in school forever.~Andrea Barber


Love School Student

We teach about how to drive in school, but not how to manage finances.~Andy Williams


School Finance Teach

I went to grad school in San Francisco, and then left for New York City with my eye on Broadway. I had saved $5000, which seemed like a lot of money in my mind... until I realized it was going to take $2500 to get to New York and then the first and last month's rent.~Anika Noni Rose


Money School Eye

Apparently when I went to school, I had a Glasgow accent.~Annalena McAfee


School Accent Glasgow

When I was ten, I caught glandular fever and had to have a year off school. My parents arranged for a tutor to keep me on track with my studies.~Anne Sebba


Parents School Me

You can't generalise, of course, but there is a school of American acting where there is a kind of pride in the number of takes you can do.~Antonia Bird


School Pride American

If you're going to school, you should do what you enjoy.~April Bowlby


School Enjoy You

We are running a very strong and ongoing marketing campaign to get families to send their children to school, particularly girls.~Augustin Matata Ponyo


Children School Strong

In school I really loved Shakespeare, and I participated in a country-wide Shakespeare competition.~Aya Cash


School Competition Loved

I didn't have that typical high school experience of feeling ashamed of who I was. I once wore a superman cape and pajamas, and I thought that was awesome - and some people didn't! But some people did, and it was an arts high school, so nobody made me feel bad about who I was.~Aya Cash


Experience School People