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I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.~Aaliyah

Myself I Am Style

I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.~Aaliyah

Myself Sexy Classy

There's a lot of goals I've set in the WWE that I want to accomplish. I'm always setting goals for myself, and someday I want to be in the Hall of Fame.~A.J. Styles

Myself Goals Accomplish

There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.~Aaliyah

Life Myself My Life

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

Myself Eye People

I follow a simple formula when I compose. I ask myself, 'What would the audience want to hear?' and 'Why would they buy my CDs?' And the process of answering these questions through music follows. Sometimes, it works. Sometimes, it backfires.~A. R. Rahman

Music Myself Simple

There are times I can't even figure myself out.~Aaliyah

Myself Times Figure

I'm very physical. When I'm writing, I'm playing all the parts; I'm saying the lines out loud, and if I get excited about something - which doesn't happen very often when I'm writing, but it's the greatest feeling when it does - I'll be out of the chair and walking around, and if I'm at home, I'll find myself two blocks from my house.~Aaron Sorkin

Home Myself Greatest

I personally pledge myself to openly counsel, aid, and abet youth, both black and white, to quarantine any Jim Crow conscription system.~A. Philip Randolph

Myself Black And White

I went to church when I was younger, but it was never something pushed down my throat or anything, which is a good thing. I found out for myself where I belonged.~A.J. Styles

Myself Good Church

You have to understand that you are not making the film for yourself; you're making it for the audience. If I am asking my audiences to buy tickets, I owe them the worth of their money, and I owe them entertainment.~Abhishek Bachchan

Money I Am Yourself

I've been kind of toying around with the bi thing in my head. I wouldn't ever give myself the label 'bisexual', but bi-curious? Yea.~Adam Lambert

Myself Head Kind

I believe myself to possess a most singular combination of qualities exactly fitted to make me pre-eminently a discoverer of the hidden realities of nature.~Ada Lovelace

Nature Myself Believe

To fight against the infidels is Jihad; but to fight against your evil self is greater Jihad.~Abu Bakr

Self Fight Evil

Carving out an identity for yourself is important so I'm trying to do that as well.~Adam Lambert

Yourself Identity Trying

Classic economic theory, based as it is on an inadequate theory of human motivation, could be revolutionized by accepting the reality of higher human needs, including the impulse to self actualization and the love for the highest values.~Abraham Maslow

Love Self Reality

That's the show. it's like 5 minutes of science and then 10 minutes of me hurting myself.~Adam Savage

Myself Science Me

If you want to control other people, first control yourself.~Abu Bakr

Yourself People Control

I wouldn't ever give myself the label bisexual, but bi-curious, yeah.~Adam Lambert

Myself Bisexual Ever

I have no political ax to grind; I just find it absurd that huge billion-dollar corporations can take over elections. I just find it insane that, for instance, we give tax breaks to people like myself making millions of dollars, while there're no tax breaks for working people. That, to me, is not a political issue, that's a life issue.~Adam McKay

Life Myself Political

I'm really happy to be me, and I'd like to think people like me more because I'm happy with myself and not because I refuse to conform to anything.~Adele

Myself Happy People

For me, it is OK as long as I can breathe, as long as my heart is pumping, as long as I can express myself.~Ai Weiwei

Myself Heart Me

Never do anything yourself that others can do for you.~Agatha Christie

Yourself You Others

I hate the words 'handicapped' and 'disabled'. They imply that you are less than whole. I don't see myself that way at all.~Aimee Mullins

Myself Words Hate

Apple has long been a leading innovator of mobile technology; I myself own an iPhone.~Al Franken

Myself Technology Long

The problem with me is, I guess, the way I express myself, you have to be with me 50 years before you can get a sense of what I'm talking about.~Al Pacino

Myself Me Problem

You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover is yourself.~Alan Alda

Yourself Wilderness City

I don't really look at myself as the kind of person who craves attention, but I've never been to therapy so there's probably a lot of stuff about myself that I don't know.~Al Yankovic

Myself Look Know

In New York, you are competing with Times Square lights and all of that, so you've got to be 300 pounds and crazy to get anyone's attention. Then, you can refine yourself. I always knew under those 300 pounds and tracksuits was a refined, slim, dignified man.~Al Sharpton

Man Yourself Crazy

Like myself, President Obama is the father of two daughters. He understands the obstacles that they face as women, but he also understands the emergency of the state of young black men in America.~Al Sharpton

Women Myself Father

Laugh at yourself, but don't ever aim your doubt at yourself. Be bold. When you embark for strange places, don't leave any of yourself safely on shore. Have the nerve to go into unexplored territory.~Alan Alda

Yourself Laugh Doubt

You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.~Alan Alda

Work Hard Work Be Yourself

My greatest achievement is being able to write records that are real snapshots of what's going on in my life. I won't repeat myself for the sake of commerce, or to please other people.~Alanis Morissette

Life Myself Achievement

Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth.~Alan Watts

Yourself Trying Define

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

Yourself People Famous

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

Myself Caring People

The sovereignty of one's self over one's self is called Liberty.~Albert Pike

Self Liberty Over

Let's suppose somebody abused you sexually. You still had a choice, though not a good one, about what to tell yourself about the abuse.~Albert Ellis

Good Yourself Choice

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.~Aldous Huxley

Motivational Self Universe

The most valuable of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it has to be done, whether you like it or not.~Aldous Huxley

Education Yourself You

I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist.~Albert Ellis

Myself Behavior Now

Every time I sing, it it's a reminder to myself that I have to be confident.~Alessia Cara

Time Myself Confident

My cinema is an extension of myself. A sort of life-testimony of my vital experience, with my few virtues and my numerous limitations.~Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Myself Experience Cinema

I know that when I'm standing alone below a thousand-foot wall, looking up and considering a climb, my sponsors are the furthest thing from my mind. If I'm going to take risks, they are going to be for myself - not for any company.~Alex Honnold

Myself Alone Mind

There's a constant tension in climbing, and really all exploration, between pushing yourself into the unknown but trying not to push too far. The best any of us can do is to tread that line carefully.~Alex Honnold

Best Yourself Trying

I find myself bitter, defensive, and more misanthropic than I care to admit.~Alec Baldwin

Myself Care Find

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail, but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.~Alexander Graham Bell

Myself Great May

I first picked up a guitar when I was ten years old; my parents surprised me with it for my tenth birthday. I started taking lessons when I was thirteen, but only for a few months, and then I just kept teaching myself.~Alessia Cara

Birthday Myself Parents

I was too shy to do any vocal lessons or go to choirs; I just didn't want to be seen doing it. It's something that I kept to myself. I started easing into it, and I started doing talent shows, and YouTube really helped with that, too.~Alessia Cara

Myself Talent Doing

I don't live in France; I live in myself.~Alejandro Jodorowsky

Myself Live France

If my parents were still alive, they would be very proud. They gave me a good start in life, the values that have driven me, and the confidence to believe in myself.~Alex Ferguson

Life Myself Parents

To shoot a conventional film means that you are always covering yourself. You are putting nets and, in a way, letting bad decisions take over.~Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Decisions Yourself You

I always told myself that if I was going to be given a voice, I might as well say something worth listening to and not something that's just going to feed people stupidity.~Alessia Cara

Myself People Listening

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

Life Myself People

I was always told that music isn't a 'realistic' path to take, and like a normal human being, I doubted myself over and over because I was afraid of failure.~Alessia Cara

Music Myself Failure

I've never really understood the criticism that climbing is inherently selfish, since it could equally be argued about virtually any other hobby or sport. Is gardening selfish?~Alex Honnold

Gardening Selfish Climbing

British fashion is self confident and fearless. It refuses to bow to commerce, thus generating a constant flow of new ideas whilst drawing in British heritage.~Alexander McQueen

Self Fearless Fashion

Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint.~Alexander McQueen

Myself Look Clothes

As a designer, you've always got to push yourself forward; you've always got to keep up with the trends or make your own trends. That's what I do.~Alexander McQueen

Yourself Forward You

He who busies himself with things other than improvement of his own self becomes perplexed in darkness and entangled in ruin. His evil spirits immerse him deep in vices and make his bad actions seem handsome.~Ali ibn Abi Talib

Deep Darkness Self

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.~Alfred Lord Tennyson

Myself Action Lose

You just let your lower self go, and then it takes on all these aspects of the society - the city with horns blowing, the people yelling things at each other, and the all-in-all violence and chaos of the city. Put that on stage with music, and that's what this is.~Alice Cooper

Music Self Society

If that many people recognize how hard I go every night and what I put into my game, to make myself and my team better, it means a lot to mean. I'm fortunate; I'm blessed to be in the situation that I'm in right now.~Allen Iverson

Myself Blessed Team

Sometimes you feel bad about yourself when there's no reason to.~Alvin Ailey

Yourself You Feel

In my work and in myself I reflect black people, women and men, as I reflect others. One day even the most self-protective ones will look into the mirror I provide and not be afraid.~Alice Walker

Work Women Myself

My feelings about myself have been terrible.~Alvin Ailey

Myself Feelings Terrible

You don't have to listen to those mean girls. They're just there to make you upset and make you feel bad about yourself. And you know, inside, they feel bad about themselves too. But they don't wanna admit it to anybody.~Amanda Seyfried

Yourself You Listen

We all get stuck. We all lose ourselves a little bit in a fantasy or in our jobs and forget how we feel about other things. It's really important to check yourself, to spend some time alone.~Amanda Seyfried

Time Alone Yourself

I think Hispanic women are beautiful with their curves. I'm not sure who feels that way in Hollywood. I was never told to lose 50 pounds. If they think that they just don't bother with you. You just don't get the role and you never know why. That's still better than physically harming yourself and becoming unhealthy just to star in a movie.~America Ferrera

Women Beautiful Yourself

Frankly I've never really subscribed to these adjectives tagging me as an 'icon', 'superstar', etc. I've always thought of myself as an actor doing his job to the best of his ability.~Amitabh Bachchan

Best Myself Job

Always remember your kid's name. Always remember where you put your kid. Don't let your kid drive until their feet can reach the pedals. Use the right size diapers... for yourself. And, when in doubt, make funny faces.~Amy Poehler

Funny Yourself Remember

Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.~Ambrose Bierce

Me Person Himself

So, if you're doing good longform with talented people than you can step out and you can be the president or a construction worker and people accept that. It's really the roles you give yourself.~Amy Poehler

Good People Yourself

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

Yourself People Me

Nowadays I'd describe myself as earnest, terribly earnest. I'm the person who wants everybody in the room to feel important and happy.~America Ferrera

Myself Happy Important

I wouldn't call myself a shut-in. I have the ability to leave my home; I just choose not to. But because I'm such a homebody, it's important to be surrounded by things I love.~Amy Sedaris

Love Home Myself

I eat healthy, but that doesn't mean I don't enjoy myself. I eat ice cream and chocolate, as my metabolism is pretty fast because I work out so much.~Andie MacDowell

Work Myself Enjoy

But I am a lover of all kinds of art. And I just can't stick to one thing. I guess I could if I made myself, but I'd always be looking the other way, for other things.~Andre Benjamin

Art Myself I Am

My biggest regret is rolling in regret. It is best to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and move on.~Andie MacDowell

Best Regret Yourself

Be faithful to that which exists within yourself.~Andre Gide

Inspirational Yourself

What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable.~Andre Gide

Yourself You Said

Think of yourself as on the threshold of unparalleled success. A whole, clear, glorious life lies before you. Achieve! Achieve!~Andrew Carnegie

Life Success Yourself

Photography is a way of putting distance between myself and the work which sometimes helps me to see more clearly what it is that I have made.~Andy Goldsworthy

Work Myself Me

I did tests on small stones before collecting and committing myself to the larger ones.~Andy Goldsworthy

Myself Small Tests

The only pressure I feel is the pressure I put on myself to win.~Andy Murray

Myself Win Pressure

When I have a full schedule like that, I don't see myself sitting there for a couple of months, doing the research, going through a painful process, it's just not my thing anymore.~Ang Lee

Myself Research Doing

I think the importance of doing activist work is precisely because it allows you to give back and to consider yourself not as a single individual who may have achieved whatever but to be a part of an ongoing historical movement.~Angela Davis

Work May Yourself

I am a mystery to myself.~Angelina Grimke

Myself I Am Mystery

Making movies is a way of understanding myself and the world.~Ang Lee

Myself World Understanding

Where ever I am I always find myself looking out the window wishing I was somewhere else.~Angelina Jolie

Myself I Am Window

Anytime I feel lost, I pull out a map and stare. I stare until I have reminded myself that life is a giant adventure, so much to do, to see.~Angelina Jolie

Life Adventure Myself

If I make a fool of myself, who cares? I'm not frightened by anyone's perception of me.~Angelina Jolie

Myself Fool Perception

When I feel like I'm not doing what I am supposed to as a mother, I will torture myself. I don't know how to deal with it. I find some consolation in the fact that all mommies feel it. If there was a way to cure mommy guilt, I would bottle it and be a bazillionaire.~Angie Harmon

Mother Myself I Am

I don't see myself as beautiful, because I can see a lot of flaws. People have really odd opinions. They tell me I'm skinny, as if that's supposed to make me happy.~Angelina Jolie

Beautiful Myself Happy

I'm happy being myself, which I've never been before. I always hid in other people, or tried to find myself through the characters, or live out their lives, but I didn't have those things in mine.~Angelina Jolie

Myself Happy People

I've been trying to learn how to not be so conflicted about things like my own anger. I've always had a place in my music for my anger as a way of compensating for not having a mechanism to express it in my everyday life. So I've been trying to be more true to myself, and that helps me to chill out a little bit. But politically, uh-uh. No.~Ani DiFranco

Life Music Myself

I think tights make a comeback out of necessity every season: you can only go so far with naked legs in the cold! You've got to protect yourself. I remember going to a fashion show and saying, 'And it's okay if I wear nude tights with this?' to the designer, who looked at me like I just killed his dog or something.~Anna Kendrick

Dog Yourself Remember

There will always be a part of me that wants to do a movie musical. I feel like you're doing yourself a disservice when you say something like that, because you never know if that thing is gonna come along and be right, but I'd be lying if I said that that wasn't true.~Anna Kendrick

Yourself Me Doing

I had such high expectations of myself. I was going to be the best mother, the best housewife, the best entertainer, the best nurse, you know - what it was, I was going to be the best. And I could never live up to my expectations.~Ann Richards

Mother Best Myself

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.~Ann Landers

Dog Yourself You

Sometimes when I'm watching television and something, an image, will come on that has to do with 9/11 or some of these families telling their stories, or children talking about drawing pictures of airplanes flying into towers, you know, I find myself still choking up.~Ann Richards

Children Myself Flying

I surround myself with a talented group of people that are opinionated and interesting. I try to remain very open to what others have to say.~Anna Wintour

Myself People Group

Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a 'pretty girl.' Honestly. When I read some of these scripts I'm sent, and they describe the heroine as 'incredibly beautiful,' I wonder why they sent it to me.~Anna Kendrick

Beautiful Myself Happy

I have the advantage of being pretty small, so if I'm flying myself, I'm flying coach. To save the money. I just put in my headphones, and it's no big thing. I keep my head down, wear a hoodie or a hat - but sometimes not even that. I'm small. People miss me.~Anna Kendrick

Myself Money Small

I think possibly what people working for one hate the most is indecision. Even if I'm completely unsure, I'll pretend I know exactly what I'm talking about and make a decision. The most important thing I can do is try and make myself very clearly understood.~Anna Wintour

Myself Decision Hate

If you don't read it, you don't know. I mean, that's why I have a PR team. They read it and tell me if there's something, and that keeps you focused. I know my family and me well enough; why do I need to read about myself? I'm not going to change, I'm very stubborn in this way. I am what I am.~Anne Wojcicki

Family Change Myself

We imagine that we want to escape our selfish and commonplace existence, but we cling desperately to our chains.~Anne Sullivan

Imagination Selfish Escape

If I haven't any talent for writing books or newspaper articles, well, then I can always write for myself.~Anne Frank

Myself Writing Talent

After all, I don't see why I am always asking for private, individual, selfish miracles when every year there are miracles like white dogwood.~Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I Am Selfish White

I don't see myself as competing with other actresses. I mean, I went through a time when I was in New York, and I was going to lots of auditions and trying to get parts, but even then, you're not really competing with the other actresses. There is a competition going on, but it's not like something you can win in that way.~Annette Bening

Time Myself Competition

I woke in bits, like all children, piecemeal over the years. I discovered myself and the world, and forgot them, and discovered them again.~Annie Dillard

Children Myself World

There's no question that you can explore aspects of yourself through roles that you play, and you get a chance to investigate yourself; that's healthy, and it's therapeutic in a way. But if you're indulging yourself, exploration at the cost of the story or the project, that's not good.~Annette Bening

Good Yourself Chance

The painter... does not fit the paints to the world. He most certainly does not fit the world to himself. He fits himself to the paint. The self is the servant who bears the paintbox and its inherited contents.~Annie Dillard

Self World Most

I was perceiving myself as good as a man or equal to a man and as powerful and I wanted to look ambiguous because I thought that was a very interesting statement to make through the media. And it certainly did cause quite a few ripples and interest and shock waves.~Annie Lennox

Myself Good Man

Just set yourself a goal and try and stick to it. Because you'll always end up better than where you started.~Anthony Joshua

End Goal Yourself

Set high standards and few limitations for yourself.~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Yourself High Limitations

I also started writing songs because I had this burning activity in my heart and had to express myself.~Annie Lennox

Myself Heart Writing

I was a little self-centered gutter punk in the early 1980s and all I wanted to do was diss everybody.~Anthony Kiedis

Early Punk Self-Centered

In boxing, it is about the obsession of getting the most from yourself: wanting to dominate the world like a hungry young lion.~Anthony Joshua

Lion World Yourself

You have to speak from a place where all is possible. When you speak from a place where there's limits, you've already set yourself up to fail.~Anthony Joshua

Yourself Limits Speak

I know that the arts are important. I'm not denying that, but I can't associate myself with all the claptrap that goes on around it.~Anthony Hopkins

Myself Important Know

I worked with Steven Spielberg on Amistad... he seemed so very secure in himself that he let me do things.~Anthony Hopkins

Me Secure Himself

You must first get along with yourself before you can get along with others.~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Yourself You Others

Become addicted to constant and never-ending self-improvement.~Anthony J. D'Angelo

Self-Improvement Constant

The belt doesn't represent me; it's how you deal with people, how you represent yourself as a champion. The belt is a sign of a champion, but what makes a champion is the things I have just said.~Anthony Joshua

People Yourself Champion

I think towards the end of my career, I'm the man. But right now, I've still got that underdog mentality to keep on proving myself time and again. I'm not going to believe the hype.~Anthony Joshua

Time Myself End

I do not consider myself a feminist. I do not believe that by doing female-oriented films that depict a woman fighting the system, we can change the system.~Anushka Sharma

Change Myself Woman

Sometimes I have wrinkles, in the morning. It depends on what kind of night that I had. I accept myself and the way that I am growing older. I have eye bags and some people have proposed to me to take them out but I said no.~Antonio Banderas

Morning Myself I Am

It is the duty of the law-giver to deliver to the many the instructions of whose truth he has persuaded himself.~Apollonius of Tyana

Truth Duty Himself

Vancouver is an amazing city and luckily, growing up in the Seattle area, I was able to immerse myself into the culture at a young age, traveling back and forth across the border for skating competitions as a youngster.~Apolo Ohno

Myself Age Culture

Myself, first of all, I am a Jew. And that is the most important thing for me.~Ariel Sharon

Myself Religion I Am

Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.~Arnold H. Glasow

Success Fire Yourself

The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.~Arnold Palmer

Challenge Yourself You

I don't see myself as a full-time broadcaster. I've done some of it, and I enjoy it, but I don't think I should try to make a career out of it.~Arnold Palmer

Myself Enjoy Career

Bodybuilding is much like any other sport. To be successful, you must dedicate yourself 100% to your training, diet and mental approach.~Arnold Schwarzenegger

Fitness Training Yourself

I think it's a mistake to ever look for hope outside of one's self.~Arthur Miller

Hope Self Mistake

I always get offered the pretty, popular girl roles, but I want to do something dark, really challenge myself and get out of my comfort level.~Ashley Benson

Myself Challenge Girl

If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.~Audre Lorde

Strength Myself People

I think privacy is valuable. You don't have to share everything, and it's healthy to occasionally hit the pause button and ask yourself if you're oversharing. But at the end of the day, if you're not doing anything wrong, you don't have anything to hide.~Ashton Kutcher

Day End Yourself

I really think that you have to find a partner that compliments you and is somebody that pushes you and is better at some things than you are, so they can push you to improve yourself as a person. That's my take.~Ashton Kutcher

Yourself Partner Better

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.~Audrey Hepburn

Yourself Hands You

Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.~Ausonius

Forgiveness Yourself

I'm an introvert... I love being by myself, love being outdoors, love taking a long walk with my dogs and looking at the trees, flowers, the sky.~Audrey Hepburn

Love Flowers Myself

Attend me, hold me in your muscular flowering arms, protect me from throwing any part of myself away.~Audre Lorde

Myself Me Hold

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.~Audrey Hepburn

End Help Others Yourself

I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.~Audrey Hepburn

Myself People Mind

I liked being a minor because you can't get into trouble. Now I just have to try and behave myself.~Avril Lavigne

Myself You Try

Creativity is an energy. It's a precious energy, and it's something to be protected. A lot of people take for granted that they're a creative person, but I know from experience, feeling it in myself, it is a magic; it is an energy. And it can't be taken for granted.~Ava DuVernay

Myself Experience Creative

To win Best Director at Sundance was beyond anything I could have imagined for myself. It's still an incredible feeling to know I won. But as happy as I am about winning, I also know many other women of color have directed amazing films over the years that were equally deserving and didn't win.~Ava DuVernay

Women Best Myself

The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live.~Ayn Rand

Purpose Yourself Die

Most single people I know, myself included, have a difficult time even meeting up with the people they like, be it busy schedules, texting games, or whatever.~Aziz Ansari

Time Myself People

I weirdly do consider myself an optimist about love.~Aziz Ansari

Love Myself Optimist

With stand-up, I can have an idea, go down the street to a comedy club and work on it, flesh it out, book a venue, people will come, then film it. I do all that myself; I never have to answer to anybody.~Aziz Ansari

Work Myself Book

After you do a joke a few times, you have material that you know works. Although sometimes I have a joke that has worked a bunch of times and then one night it'll flop. And that's when I really take a hard look at myself and say: 'Well, that crowd is obviously wrong. That crowd has absolutely no idea what it's talking about.'~Aziz Ansari

Myself Night Look

You can have whatever you want if you believe in yourself and keep your feet firmly planted in the ground.~A. J. McLean

Believe In Yourself Want

When I'm out there, you just have to react. That's why you work on those throws. When you're in the moment, you can't think to yourself, 'How do I get this to go 47 yards and be 2 yards inside the sideline?'~Aaron Rodgers

Work Moment Yourself

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

Myself Truth People

You can understand a lot about yourself by working out which fairytale you use to present your world to yourself in.~A. S. Byatt

World Yourself Present

If you just try long enough and hard enough, you can always manage to boot yourself in the posterior.~A. J. Liebling

Yourself Long You

You've just got to sing, do some kind of singing every day. Early mornings and cold weather can mess with that. I drink special teas with cayenne pepper, but I think you're psyching yourself out, really.~Aaron Neville

Day Weather Yourself

I would be too selfish if I said everyone should see my movies more than once. To say that would mean I'm just marketing my work!~Abbas Kiarostami

Work Marketing Selfish

As a competitor, I want to continue to keep turning the chapters and keep challenging myself.~Abby Wambach

Myself Want Continue

I think that in order to get better as an athlete and to see whatever kind of results you're after, you have to make goals. Whether you write them down or tell someone about them, it's important to set goals for yourself in order to achieve any kind of success.~Abby Wambach

Success Goals Yourself

When you take a shower in space, you have to press the water onto your body to clean yourself, and then you gotta vacuum it off.~Ace Frehley

Water Space Yourself

I think there's so much emphasis on body image and results and outcome, but really what you should be after is to be healthy and to feel good about yourself.~Abby Wambach

Good Yourself Body

I'm the kinda person, you gotta fight for everything you get. You gotta believe in yourself.~Ace Frehley

Believe In Yourself Fight

I have never once dribbled the whole field and scored a goal by myself.~Abby Wambach

Myself Goal Never

We live on a planet that is amazing, beautiful, and full of wonder but not protected from powerful destructive forces of nature. We are capable of doing wonderful and selfless things but also self-absorbed and harmful things. This is the world we live in.~Adam Hamilton

Nature Beautiful Selfless

It's true. In America, you can reinvent yourself at any turn. And, you know, if things aren't going well for you in life, everyone says, change, become someone different.~Adam Johnson

Life Change Yourself

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

Myself Day People

So I consider myself a dog person. Kind of. Had dogs when I was a kid, but my parents would never have dreamed of having them in the house.~Abraham Verghese

Dog Myself Parents

I'm not the best person to analyze any kind of evolution in my work, but I do feel like it's been an ongoing struggle to basically teach myself how to tell the kinds of stories that interest me in comics form.~Adrian Tomine

Work Best Myself

For a lot of the time I was in Berkeley, I was single. I was living in a kind of collegiate apartment by myself - it was like a protracted summer vacation. So at least in hindsight, I have gloomy emotions attached to Berkeley, whereas I started coming to New York because I was dating someone, and it was very exciting and romantic.~Adrian Tomine

Time Myself Romantic

I heat myself up over the fact that I am never going to be as good as I want to be.~Aidan Gillen

Myself Good I Am

The worst thing you can think about when you're working is yourself.~Agnes Martin

Yourself You Think

To start, I wasn't really interested in acting at all, and I didn't make much impact. The first play I was in was on for five nights and I didn't show up for two of them and nobody noticed. But I stayed because that's where my friends were, and after a while I found myself wanting to inhabit other people's worlds and lives.~Aidan Gillen

Myself Friends People

I have Googled myself, yeah, I think everybody has. I try not to make a habit of it - in fact I made a rule once never to Google myself, which made me happy.~Aidan Gillen

Myself Happy Me

I am left alone in the wide world. My own dear family I have buried: one in Rangoon, and two in Amherst. What remains for me but to hold myself in readiness to follow the dear departed to that blessed world, 'Where my best friends, my kindred dwell, where God, my Saviour, reigns.'~Adoniram Judson

Family Best Myself

Let us die as soon as possible, and by whatever process God shall appoint. And when we are dead to the world, and nature, and self, we shall begin to live to God.~Adoniram Judson

Nature God Self

Marriage is a mystery, and part of it is just being kind to each other, not being selfish.~Aisha Tyler

Marriage Selfish Mystery

Whoever you pretend to be, you must face yourself eventually.~Al Stewart

Yourself You Face

I always want to set myself a challenge by doing something no-one would expect me to do! But, having said that, I don't feel as a musician you can steer too far away from what you normally do.~Akon

Myself Challenge Me

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I'm washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them.~Al Jarreau

Myself Car Old Friends

I myself, as well as Toyota, am not perfect. I, more than anyone, wish for our customers' cars to be safe.~Akio Toyoda

Myself Not Perfect Wish

I am at the top of Toyota and drive cars myself. I was also born with this name.~Akio Toyoda

Myself I Am Name

I wanted to make it in New York. I thought if I went out to the Midwest, I'd be burying myself. But I was wrong.~Alan Arkin

Myself Thought New

It's murder to doubt yourself in life. It took until I was 45 to get to that point. As hard as it is in your work, it's harder in your life. But it can be done.~Alan Arkin

Life Work Yourself

We were all miners in our family. My father was a miner. My mother is a miner. These are miner's hands, but we were all artists, I suppose, really. But I was the first one who had the urge to express myself on paper rather than at the coalface.~Alan Bennett

Mother Family Myself

I can't complain that I've had a public all through my writing life, but people don't quite know what I've written. People don't read you too closely. Perhaps, after I've died, they'll look at my stuff, and read it through, and find there's more in it. That may be wrong, but that's what I comfort myself with.~Alan Bennett

Life Myself May

I consider myself a spiritual atheist. I certainly believe there are forces bigger than ourselves, and that we should be searching, individually, for meaning in our lives. But I don't believe there's a supreme being, an intelligence that created everything.~Alan Lightman

Myself Intelligence

As both a scientist and a humanist myself, I have struggled to understand different claims to knowledge, and I have eventually come to a formulation of the kind of religious belief that would, in my view, be compatible with science.~Alan Lightman

Knowledge Myself Science

Once in a while it's good to challenge yourself in a way that's really daunting.~Alan Cumming

Good Challenge Yourself

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them.~Alastair Campbell

Flowers Myself Great

It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.~Alan Perlis

Education Learning Self

Once you decide to work for yourself, you never go back to work for somebody else.~Alan Sugar

Work Yourself You

I've just got an exceptional memory, if I say so myself.~Alan Sugar

Myself Memory Say

I feel like I always describe myself as a late bloomer. My first album, in my mind, was that I had a few songs I needed to take from incomplete demos to working with someone else and finishing them.~Albert Hammond, Jr.

Myself Mind Late

I paint and sculpt to get a grip on reality... to protect myself.~Alberto Giacometti

Myself Reality Protect

I don't think the goal is, 'How big a star did you ever become?' I think the goal is, 'Were you able to express yourself?'~Albert Brooks

Goal Yourself You

I don't think the goal is, 'How big a star did you ever become?' I think the goal is, 'Were you able to express yourself?' And if you're able to say yes, in any field, you've won. If you paint, write, do mosaics, knit - if it's solving that part of your brain saying, 'I need to do this,' you've won.~Albert Brooks

Goal Yourself Brain

I feel like my strength is surrounding myself with people who have an ear for things, and then they play it for me. I'm always looking; my ear is always open.~Albert Hammond, Jr.

Strength Myself People

The older I grow, the more I find myself alone.~Alberto Giacometti

Myself Alone Grow

I think every album you have, especially if it's done well, you feel like you're competing with yourself.~Alan Jackson

Yourself You Think

I don't consider myself a very good talker or writer but a pretty good filmmaker.~Alex Gibney

Myself Good Writer

I'm a sports junkie, and I am interested in athletic will - how you exceed the expectations of your own performance when it counts to deliver something beyond yourself so that you can win.~Alex Gibney

Sports I Am Yourself

When I was a model, I started with an opinion, but was encouraged to lose it. It began as play-acting, but then I lost sight of myself a bit: so when I did the audition for 'Popworld' and they asked my opinion, I felt like crying with happiness.~Alexa Chung

Happiness Myself Lost

You get to a point where you get tired of being stupid and selfish and not being honest with yourself.~Alex Rodriguez

Yourself Stupid Tired

Maybe I'll take a little better care of myself, but I wouldn't count on it.~Alex Trebek

Myself Care Better

Take your job seriously, but don't take yourself too seriously.~Alex Trebek

Job Yourself Seriously

I didn't moisturise when I was younger, but when I got to 27 I decided to start slathering myself in oil, and now I'm obsessed with moisturising.~Alexa Chung

Myself Start Now

Oh I love gadgets and I pride myself on keeping at the cutting edge of technology.~Alexander McCall Smith

Love Myself Technology

I think of myself as the little girl Renoir painted with the watering can. I loved the garden colors.~Alexandra Stoddard

Myself Girl Garden

Put a picture of yourself as a child in view somewhere, to remind yourself to be playful.~Alexandra Stoddard

Child Yourself Picture

You learn to give up what's not working and surround yourself with things you love - not what's correct or proper.~Alexandra Stoddard

Love Surround Yourself

I would certainly never consider myself a Renaissance Man; I'm not fit to look at the dust from the chariot wheels of many of those who have gone before me.~Alexander McCall Smith

Myself Man Me

A home should be an intimate autobiography of the things that you like. One of the things I'm so keen on expressing is that, if you don't do it for yourself, if you're always seeking affirmation from outside, you'll never have a home. It'll just be a house.~Alexandra Stoddard

Home Yourself You

You can't be a resource for others unless you nourish yourself.~Alexandra Stoddard

Yourself You Others

I think my confidence stems from my honesty. I'm brutally honest - about everything and even myself. I tell it as I think it. I'm not politically correct. I'm definitely not diplomatic. I get bashed up for what I say, but I don't know any other way.~Alia Bhatt

Myself Confidence Honesty

As actors, we are always playing other characters. It's so exhausting and time consuming to figure them out, so when you get the time to be yourself, you should take it.~Alia Bhatt

Time Be Yourself Yourself

Even though I try not to overthink and dress the way I want to, I admit that there's way too much pressure on female actors to look good. I'm well aware that I don't have the perfect body type. I'm constantly struggling with myself to achieve the perfect body.~Alia Bhatt

Myself Good Dress

Going to the darkest place you can to make yourself really upset and adding that with the physicality and running around, you can work yourself into hysteria that way.~Alexandra Daddario

Work Yourself You

A romantic date for me is sitting in pajamas and being with a guy with whom I can be myself.~Alia Bhatt

Myself Romantic Me

I'm a believer in challenging myself and overcoming challenges by doing things I've never done before.~Alexandra Daddario

Myself Overcoming Doing

I think it's important to be honest with yourself about what you want and it's important to be honest with your partner about what you need.~Alison Brie

Yourself Important Partner

My mother has stories of leaving me in the bath as small kid, like a 3-year-old, and there being mirrors on the side, and her going to get a towel and coming back in, and me making faces at myself, like, 'Now I'm happy. Now I'm sad.'~Allison Tolman

Mother Myself Happy

The great thing that I appreciate - the fact that my godfather, William 'Sticky' Jackson, was a Tuskegee Airman because my father was first born in Ozark, Alabama. The sacrifices and the commitment of those men made it possible for myself and many others.~Allen West

Myself Father Great

It was important for me as a theater artist to allow myself and my interests to evolve over time and allow my notion of what success meant to evolve over time. I've always had a day job and never been just acting. But it didn't make me feel like I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing.~Allison Tolman

Success Time Myself

As a comedian who's used to, like, punching the jokes, it's hard to teach yourself that that's not the strong choice in the sense that you have to really have to dial it back.~Allison Tolman

Strong Yourself Choice

That's what I love. Not being interrupted, sitting in a car by myself and listening to music in the rain. There are so many great songs yet to sing.~Alison Krauss

Love Music Myself

We live in the Facebook era. I think everyone, not just celebrities, have an unprecedented level of self-awareness, of presenting yourself to the world. The truth is, it starts with how you look, and that goes into how you dress.~Allison Williams

Truth World Yourself

It's very weird waking around a corner and being nose to nose with myself on the side of a bus. And Times Square - that's the craziest one.~Allison Williams

Myself Weird Nose

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

You don't want to keep giving yourself a sugar spike and then crash and get exhausted and need coffee because you shoot for a long time. On set, I eat a lot of peanut butter and apples, things that have actual energy and protein in them to keep me going.~Allison Williams

Time Coffee Yourself

I'm so happy that I finished college. Going into this crazy vortex of scrutiny is tough. If I was younger than I was now and I was going to fashion shows, I might have this distorted sense of self. I might rely on those cameras. Because when I was 18, I was half-baked.~Allison Williams

Happy College Self

I think I've always had that bird's-eye view of myself. I think it's an actor trait... Sometimes it's best just to get lost out there, but other times you have to be aware of where the light's hitting you.~Allison Williams

Best Myself Light

I still think of myself as from Illinois.~Alison Krauss

Myself Think Still

Although I don't take myself very seriously, I do take my work extraordinarily seriously.~Alton Brown

Work Myself Seriously

I'm going from doing all of the work to having to delegate the work - which is almost harder for me than doing the work myself. I'm a lousy delegator, but I'm learning.~Alton Brown

Work Learning Myself

I love poking fun at myself. I have a rather mean sense of humor.~Alton Brown

Love Myself Humor

My number-one goal is to never feel like I'm strictly defining myself. The minute I feel like I'm doing that as anything - as theatrical, as feminist, as songwriter - I feel like the minute I name it, I'm stuck in a box.~Amanda Palmer

Myself Goal Doing

Be yourself. Don't try too hard - it shows.~Amar'e Stoudemire

Be Yourself Yourself Try

I see myself as a revolutionary, as a fashion rebel.~Amar'e Stoudemire

Myself Fashion Rebel

You can't respect yourself if you're afraid to be who you are.~Amber Heard

Respect Yourself You

All I've ever needed is myself.~Amber Heard

Myself Ever Needed

The major poets of New Jersey have all suffered, whether it's Whitman, who lost his job for 'Leaves of Grass,' or William Carlos Williams, who was called a communist, or Ginsberg, whose 'Howl' was prosecuted, or myself. If you practise poetry the way I think it needs to be done, you're going to put yourself in jeopardy.~Amiri Baraka

Myself Poetry Job

I made a vow to myself while I was a hostage that if I were lucky enough to live and to get out of Somalia, I would do something meaningful with my life - and specifically something that would be meaningful in the country where I'd lost my freedom.~Amanda Lindhout

Life Myself Freedom

I was raised, myself, by extremely strict but also extremely loving Chinese immigrant parents. To this day, I believe that their having high expectations for me, coupled with love, was the greatest gift that anyone's ever given me. And so that's why, even though my husband is not Chinese, I try to raise my own two daughters the same way.~Amy Chua

Love Myself Parents

I think you have to be yourself, and you have to be real and you have to admit what you don't know, and talk about what you do know, and talk about what you don't know as long as you say you don't know it.~Anderson Cooper

Be Yourself Yourself Long

The fact is, I'm gay, always have been, always will be, and I couldn't be any more happy, comfortable with myself, and proud.~Anderson Cooper

Myself Happy Gay

I think of myself as a fairly attractive girl and always have, thanks to my mom. I was brought into this world thinking I was gorgeous because my mother was extremely devoted to this notion.~Amy Schumer

Mother Mom Myself

I like to create stuff. I like to express myself through jokes.~Amy Schumer

Myself Create Like

I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.~Amy Lee

Love Myself Try

I never really did abandon my true self. It's not like I invented this imaginary person and started to be her.~Amy Lee

Self Her True

I personally go to the airport looking like a homeless person, because I think people will leave me alone. But I dress myself with my luggage - all my luggage matches.~Andre Leon Talley

Myself Alone People

How we absorb music is unique. I know what I do. When I'm listening to music, I tend to find myself in a song. That's what really makes you connect is if you feel what that song is saying.~Amy Grant

Music Myself Listening

I am happy that I can challenge myself in various fields.~Andra Day

Myself Happy Challenge

I'm not going to put myself in a box.~Andra Day

Myself Box Going

Smile, for everyone lacks self-confidence and more than any other one thing a smile reassures them.~Andre Maurois

Smile Self-Confidence

Genius is not perfected, it is deepened. It does not so much interpret the world as fertilize itself with it.~Andre Malraux

World Genius Itself

Well, my main instrument is violin, but I think of myself as a songwriter who happens to play violin.~Andrew Bird

Myself Play Think

Follow your passion. Be yourself, but check yourself before you wreck yourself.~Andy Cohen

Passion Be Yourself You

You have to realise that I am the third out of six children, and I am raised with very strong core values and a very strong upbringing. I always put myself in other people's shoes.~Angela Ahrendts

Children Myself Strong

For me, hip-hop was a mirror when young-adult books were not. I could see myself in a Nas song more than I could see myself in a book.~Angie Thomas

Myself Book Mirror

Allowing myself to love God completely has obviously shed light on my self-love because he loves me more than I could ever love myself.~Angie Stone

Love Myself Light

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

You have no idea how promising the world begins to look once you have decided to have it all for yourself. And how much healthier your decisions are once they become entirely selfish.~Anita Brookner

Decisions World Yourself

You know that day after day of, Oh God what am I going to do with myself feeling? The fear of the emptiness that it implies keeps me going.~Anish Kapoor

Myself Fear God

Love means to commit yourself without guarantee.~Anne Campbell

Love Yourself Without

When you commit to something, you don't want to let your fellow people and yourself down.~Andy Garcia

Yourself People Want

Children make you a better everything. Daughters open up a whole different sensibility to you. When you have children, it focuses you on them as opposed to on yourself.~Andy Garcia

Children Yourself Better

To write something, you have to risk making a fool of yourself.~Anne Rice

Risk Fool Yourself

It's important to talk about loving yourself and looking at your tragedies and the stuff that makes you grow.~Anne Heche

Yourself Important Looking

I have been very clear to everybody that just because I'm getting married does not mean I call myself a straight.~Anne Heche

Myself Just Because Mean

To have gone through so much work to heal myself and have my mother not acknowledge in any way that she was sorry for what had happened to me, broke my heart.~Anne Heche

Mother Work Myself

I put myself on the line with my truth and my sexuality. That is my choice. My choice.~Anne Heche

Myself Truth Choice

She worded it a bit strongly, but I do find myself more and more struck by the differences between the sexes. To put it another way: All marriages are mixed marriages.~Anne Tyler

Myself Differences Find

Not until the final draft do I force myself to remember that I'm going to have to think about how it will affect other people.~Anne Tyler

Myself People Remember

All our talents increase in the using, and every faculty, both good and bad, strengthens by exercise: therefore, if you choose to use the bad, or those which tend to evil till they become your masters, and neglect the good till they dwindle away, you have only yourself to blame.~Anne Bronte

Good Yourself Evil

There is only room in the lifeboat of your life for one, and you always choose yourself, and turn your parents into whatever it takes to keep you afloat.~Anna Quindlen

Life Parents Yourself

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.~Anna Quindlen

Work Beginning Yourself

Ideas are only lethal if you suppress and don't discuss them. Ignorance is not bliss, it's stupid. Banning books shows you don't trust your kids to think and you don't trust yourself to be able to talk to them.~Anna Quindlen

Trust Ignorance Yourself

I always considered myself a dancer before anything else.~Annette Funicello

Myself Always Dancer

Humility is the armour that you clothe yourself with throughout your life. We demean each other rather than lift up ourselves.~Anthony Carmona

Life Humility Yourself

There are only two people who can tell you the truth about yourself - an enemy who has lost his temper and a friend who loves you dearly.~Antisthenes

Truth People Yourself

I consider myself a perpetual student. You seek and learn every day: from an experiment in the lab, from reading a scientific journal, from taking care of a patient. Because of this, I rarely get bored.~Anthony Fauci

Myself Day Learn

People who volunteer at the recycling center or soup kitchen through a church or neighborhood group can come to feel part of something 'larger.' Such a sense of belonging calls on a different part of a self than the market calls on. The market calls on our sense of self-interest. It focuses us on what we 'get.'~Arlie Russell Hochschild

Self People Volunteer

I don't want to continue to do what I did when I was 20. I would like to continue to develop myself and not continue to hang around with bands.~Anton Corbijn

Myself Want Like

I consider myself much better adjusted than Gabriel.~Armistead Maupin

Myself Better Consider

I don't know how I got such an image, but I am not a Casanova. It's an image that I wouldn't have liked for myself.~Arjun Kapoor

Myself I Am Know

You know, it sounds corny, but I believe in myself. And I work hard.~Arthur Godfrey

Work Myself Work Hard

Have you ever Googled yourself? I did, most depressing thing ever. People have websites hoping I die at 38.~Artie Lange

People Yourself Die

Sunday's my day off, where I eat whatever I want. I don't not let myself have something. I do love French fries and bread.~Ashley Tisdale

Love Myself Day

You can be plain and smart, or pretty and smart. You can even be plain and dumb! You just have to be yourself.~Ashley Tisdale

Be Yourself Smart Yourself

I think a challenge for myself is to see how many times I can get above 9,000. That would be a good challenge.~Ashton Eaton

Myself Good Challenge

The bigger confrontation is the one an individual has with itself.~Asghar Farhadi

Individual Bigger Itself

In this crazy, crazy world of figure skating, it is easy to focus on a name or a target. But when you are going after someone, it really only holds you back from what you are capable of yourself.~Ashley Wagner

Focus World Yourself

The only way to grow is to challenge yourself.~Ashley Tisdale

Challenge Yourself Grow

I want to see where I measure up against everyone in the world and everyone who has ever competed in the sport, and there's that innate sense of wanting to challenge myself. I'm competitive in all aspects.~Ashton Eaton

Myself Challenge World

I just love carbs. And when I'm on vacation I definitely allow myself carbs, so it's always funny when people are like, 'Oh my gosh, you look great in your bikini.' I'm like, 'If you only knew what I had for breakfast!'~Ashley Tisdale

Love Funny Myself

I give myself a cheat day where I annihilate my diet. I'm an all-American girl, so I go for a burger and fries and a shake.~Ashley Wagner

Myself Day Girl

Half the time on vacation, if I'm in a bikini, I allow myself - I eat, like, waffles and pancakes for breakfast, so that's me after, like, a big meal. I'm not the one that's like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm going to be on the beach.'~Ashley Tisdale

Time Myself Beach

Yu Na Kim, Mao Asada, Carolina Kostner - all these girls can do triple-triples in their sleep, and they have the skating skills and the spins and the rest of the technical jumps. So I have to have that as well if I want to be able to call myself 'competitive' against them. And when I say 'competitive,' I mean I want to win.~Ashley Wagner

Myself Sleep Rest

After asking questions about current recovery techniques, the conversation prompted me to ask myself, 'Why does it feel good after running to pour a bottle of water over your head?' I don't know the physiological answer, but the fact that it does feel better makes me perform better.~Ashton Eaton

Myself Good Water

Writing is incidental to my primary objective, which is spinning a good yarn. I view myself as a storyteller more than a writer. The story - and hence the extensive research that goes into each one of my books - is much more important than the words that I use to narrate it.~Ashwin Sanghi

Myself Good Words

I compete against myself in competitions anyway, so I train against myself in practice.~Ashton Eaton

Myself Practice Train

I believe that every writer evolves with every successive novel. I view myself as work-in-progress.~Ashwin Sanghi

Myself Believe View

Doing exercise without monitoring yourself will be rare in the future of wearable technology.~Astro Teller

Future Technology Yourself

I consider myself an inventor first and an entrepreneur second. In real life, my hero is Thomas Edison. He was a great inventor, but also an outstanding entrepreneur who was able to sell his inventions to the masses. He didn't just develop the light bulb; he invented the entire electric grid and power distribution system.~Aaron Patzer

Life Myself Light

After building most of's prototype by myself, I talked to anyone and everyone I knew about Mint. It's counter-intuitive, because you might fear someone will steal your idea, but it's the only way to make connections, be sure you're on the right track, and provide a solution for an audience broader than yourself.~Aaron Patzer

Myself Fear Yourself

I put myself on the same level as everyone else around me - from the directrice to the workman, everyone. Except my pets - they are the Kings; you must treat them like royalty.~Azzedine Alaia

Myself Me Treat

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 have always thought of myself as an inventor first and foremost. An engineer. An entrepreneur. In that order. I never thought of myself as an employee. But my first jobs as an adult were as an employee: at IBM, and then at my first start-up.~Aaron Patzer

Myself Thought Employee

Singing for stage, if you don't hear yourself, that's when you push, and that's when you can hurt your voice sometimes. So if I can hear myself in my ear, it really helps me to find that balance of how loud I needed to be singing.~Aaron Tveit

Myself Balance Hurt

As a writer, you can't allow yourself the luxury of being discouraged and giving up when you are rejected, either by agents or publishers. You absolutely must plow forward.~Augusten Burroughs

Yourself Giving Luxury

I'm not a non-profit person. I think of myself as an entrepreneur who wants to work on global education.~Adam Braun

Education Work Myself

To be a white kid into hip-hop meant you'd sought it out and you practiced the art. Which meant dedication and diligence, as well as removing yourself at least occasionally from your own comfort zone and circumstances, and from people who looked like you.~Adam Mansbach

Art Comfort Zone Yourself

The more you believe in yourself, the faster you're going to get.~Adam Peaty

Believe In Yourself You

Scholl Velvet Smooth Express Pedi is just great. You get yourself in a hot bath to soften up your skin and then use this, and it really works. Plus, it's so easy to do, and you don't have to leave the house, so whenever you want to put sandals on, you don't have to worry about going to the salon.~Abbey Clancy

Great Yourself Worry

I'm constantly on the go and have found rushing round after a new born baby is the best form of exercise! I always remind myself that men appreciate a womanly shape and some curves!~Abbey Clancy

Best Myself Men

I worry that I can come off smarmy. I wonder if I was listening to myself if I'd want to kick my own ass.~Adam Brody

Myself Listening Worry

I just want to be in good things that I want to see, and I want to work with talented people who are smarter than myself.~Adam Brody

Work Myself Good

The best decisions are taken quickly and well. You can prepare yourself, have all aspects of the game thought through, but the one who shines on the pitch is the one with intuition.~Adolfo Cambiaso

Best Decisions Yourself

With trials, you become wiser. You learn more about yourself and the people surrounding you. Me personally, I've never been the type of person to judge anyone over wrongdoing, no matter what it is. I'm just not a judgmental person.~Adrian Peterson

Yourself People Learn

Pressure brings out the best in me. It's the only way to keep improving: putting a bit of pressure on yourself.~Adolfo Cambiaso

Best Yourself Me

I have to look after myself. I go to the gym every day; I have physio every day, I have a couple of guys that work with my body a lot.~Adolfo Cambiaso

Work Myself Day

I don't care what other people say. The important pressure, you put on yourself. The pressure that others put on you? I ignore it.~Adolfo Cambiaso

People Yourself Important

Don't ever give up. Believe in yourself or no one else will. My personal saying is: 'I'd rather die knowing that I tried to do what I love.'~Adrienne Bailon

Love Believe In Yourself

I'm very open and honest, and I feel like it's important for women to hear that we're not perfect; none of us are perfect. And sometimes we aspire to have these ideas in our heads of what perfection is, and I probably would've been better off if I'd left myself alone.~Adrienne Bailon

Women Myself Alone

When I started working on my own music, I didn't have the chance to record in a big music studio, so I had to record everything myself.~Agnes Obel

Music Myself Chance

I learned that music should be fun and should be a way to express yourself - that there aren't really any rules.~Agnes Obel

Music Fun Yourself

The only way you can be happy is if you be completely yourself. You have to be you. Don't be what you think you should be.~Afrojack

Happy Yourself Be Happy

The only person you need to be credible to is yourself. When you stand in front of the mirror and nobody is watching, are you happy with yourself?~Afrojack

Happy Mirror Yourself

I love cooking for myself and cooking for my family.~Al Roker

Love Family Myself

Always be yourself. At the end of the day, that's all you've really got; when you strip everything down, that's all you've got, so always be yourself.~Al Roker

Day Be Yourself End

To love yourself right now, just as you are, is to give yourself heaven. Don't wait until you die. If you wait, you die now. If you love, you live now.~Alan Cohen

Love Love Yourself Die

I don't consider myself a food person. I'm no Bobby Flay. I'm no Emeril or Paula Deen, and I'm certainly not Rachael Ray.~Al Roker

Food Myself Person

You can only see in someone else what you see in yourself.~Alan Cohen

Yourself You See

Guilt: punishing yourself before God doesn't.~Alan Cohen

God Yourself Guilt

Great masters neither want nor need your worship. Your greatest gift to them and yourself is to emulate their divinity by claiming it as your own.~Alan Cohen

Great Greatest Yourself

I'm not hungry for success. I am only hungry for good work, and that is how it is with most superstars. Every day I tell myself how fortunate I am to be where I am.~Akshay Kumar

Success Work Myself

After 'Shirdi Sai,' I wanted a total image makeover. I was looking to transform myself.~Akkineni Nagarjuna

Myself Looking Image

I never fail to feel let down when I see myself on the screen.~Alan Ladd

Myself Down Feel

I'm shy and can't for the life of me barge around and slap people on the back. I sit in a corner by myself and am tickled to death when someone comes over to talk to me.~Alan Ladd

Life Death Myself

I'm working myself to death.~Alan Ladd

Work Death Myself

I really consider myself more of a rhythm guitarist than a soloist.~Alex Lifeson

Myself Rhythm Guitarist

When I sit down and play guitar, I melt into the instrument. I can play for hours by myself. Playing guitar has given me such a wonderful life, and I'm grateful for it.~Alex Lifeson

Life Myself Grateful

I've aged well because I've had to take care of myself.~Alana Stewart

Myself Care Take Care

Never compromise yourself.~Alexa Vega

Yourself Compromise Never

Teenagers have a natural curiosity and are keen to clock up experiences. What they need to be wary of is that some experiences may erode their sense of self and lead to a fragmentation of morals.~Alexandra Adornetto

May Curiosity Self

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

As the final weeks of my schooling draw to a close and exams loom, I find myself reflecting on the past six years of my secondary education only to realise that many questions are still unanswered. How have I been shaped by my learning experiences? What skills have I developed that are valuable and transferable in the workplace?~Alexandra Adornetto

Education Learning Myself

The worst thing that an actor can do is go into any project with a lack of respect for the material. You can have an opinion about it, but you have to respect yourself in doing it.~Alfred Molina

Respect Yourself Doing

If you allow yourself to be closed, especially to a younger generation, then that's death. That's instant death.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Death Generation Yourself

Because I express myself through the music, I want to be responsible in that expression and how it carries on well after I'm here. But that's just me.~Ali Shaheed Muhammad

Music Myself Me

I try to take care of myself, and I lead a healthy lifestyle.~Alice Temperley

Myself Care Healthy

I love entering the bowels of the cinema and immersing myself in another world.~Alison Goldfrapp

Love Myself World

I like gardening - it's a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.~Alice Sebold

Myself Gardening Place

I was at the tail end of the family. The next brother along was already seven years older than me. I remember growing up by myself, playing games by myself.~Ali Smith

Family Myself End

My boyfriend calls me 'princess', but I think of myself more along the lines of 'monkey' and 'retard'.~Alicia Silverstone

Myself Dating Me

Want to be a well-paid bioethicist, with one, two, or even three university appointments? Just get yourself a two-piece navy polyester suit and follow these three simple rules: (1) Never name names. (2) Screw principles; just follow procedures. (3) Bury the money.~Alice Dreger

Money Simple Yourself

I had this thing about not giving too much of myself away, so I thought, if I sang lyrics, that's giving too much away. You know, I really didn't want to give myself away.~Alison Goldfrapp

Myself Giving Want

Psychologically, I'll always be a fat girl because that's what my character is built on. I always got a buzz out of people telling me I was ugly. I went out of my way to un-beautify myself. I didn't want anyone's approval.~Alison Moyet

Myself Character Girl

I love being middle-aged in general. I'm more at peace with myself now. I still have tormented times, but they are few and far between. You don't feel you have to be the centre of your world when you get older. Becoming a mother had been a turning point which stopped me from being the centre of my world.~Alison Moyet

Mother Love Myself

I myself am frustrated in just where sports are at. It's a hard thing when you're out there working every day, and you know that someone else is cheating and they may not necessarily get caught.~Allyson Felix

Sports Myself Day

I listen to myself, I listen to my body, my mind; I follow my heart.~Alonzo Mourning

Myself Heart Mind

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

I've always believed in experiencing everything in life. When you walk out with blinders on, you cut yourself off from the angels and the fairies.~Alyssa Milano

Life Yourself Walk

People think, 'Oh, I'm loving myself by sitting on this sofa for four hours.' Love yourself enough to get up!~Alison Sweeney

Love Myself Love Yourself

I'll have wine or a piece of cake once in a while, but I don't look at it as sliding backwards, even if I go a whole week without working out. I don't dwell on it and beat myself up - I just try to have a healthier day tomorrow.~Alison Sweeney

Myself Day Week

I always looked up to Slash from Guns N' Roses, and I always pictured myself being a rock star and playing the guitar, just going crazy.~Amber Rose

Myself Roses Crazy

I love to eat and I don't believe in denying myself, so I have to work out. I'm not obsessed with it, I don't have a trainer or do any of the fancy classes, but I usually put on my iPod and run on the treadmill for an hour a few days a week.~Amber Rose

Love Work Myself

I love to eat, and I don't believe in denying myself, so I have to work out. I'm not obsessed with it; I don't have a trainer or do any of the fancy classes, but I usually put on my iPod and run on the treadmill for an hour a few days a week. I'd much rather be the girl who worked out more so she could eat more; I could never not eat.~Amber Rose

Love Work Myself

When you do something moral and upright and wander off by yourself, well, everyone doesn't always follow you, do they, right? You pat yourself on your sanctimonious back but it doesn't mean the crowd rewards you for doing what you think is right.~Amity Shlaes

Yourself Doing You

America is a place where you can be born into a low-income household but still lift yourself up, and it doesn't matter what color you are.~Alphonso Jackson

Yourself Color America

When I play the clarinet, I am 100 percent myself. It is as if it is part of my body. I can play whatever I think. Let me just read a melody and make it as sweet as I can.~Anat Cohen

Myself I Am Sweet

As an actress people always tease me like: if there's anything you can do to make yourself unattractive you will do it.~Amy Adams

People Yourself Me

Thirty was a big deal for me. It was the age where I reevaluated everything - how I approached life and how I thought about myself. When I look at my 20s, or when I look at any period in my life, I think about how much time I've wasted trying to find the right man.~Amy Adams

Life Time Myself

I grew up as a Mormon, and that had more of an impact on my values than my beliefs. I'm afraid I will always feel the weight of a lie. I'm very hard on myself anyway. Religious guilt carries over too. You can't really misbehave without feeling badly about it. At least, I can't.~Amy Adams

Myself Lie Impact

For me, making films is about trying to work something out by myself in quite a lonely way. I find the whole thing very lonely really.~Andrea Arnold

Work Myself Lonely

I usually refer to myself as Hispanic.~Andres Serrano

Myself Hispanic Refer

I have never been able to see myself as fitting into one category, and I have never been able to limit my contact with people to one group of people.~Andres Serrano

Myself People Group

I've been very lucky, from the beginning. I've found that as long as you're fundamentally good - as long as you're not being bad to people - people give you a lot of room to be yourself, because being yourself is being honest. And that's what people want to see.~Andrew Mason

Good Be Yourself Beginning

The message is that I was reminding myself and informing others of the fact that God has always been good to me. No matter what you're going through, God is always with us. Life is a journey.~Andrae Crouch

Life Journey Myself

One thing I've come to learn about myself is that I have to keep going.~Andrew Mason

Myself Learn Keep Going

I think if there's any difference between me and a traditional CEO, it's that I've been unwilling to change myself or shape my personality around what's expected.~Andrew Mason

Change Myself Personality

I'm just not used to talking that much about myself. It feels strange.~Andrew Mason

Myself Strange Talking

I get up at 5.30am, sluice myself and have two Weetabix and some mint tea, before starting to write by 6am.~Andrew Motion

Myself Tea Two

Lonesome Rhodes had wild mood swings. He'd be very happy, he'd be very said, he'd be very angry, very depressed, and I had to pull all of these emotions out of myself. And it wasn't easy.~Andy Griffith

Myself Happy Emotions

The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego.~Andrew Cohen

Woman Path Yourself

I found at an early age the times when I learned the most about myself was when I got thrown out there on a stage in front of a microphone when you didn't really want to be out there, where you're kind of afraid.~Andrew Shue

Myself Age Want

When a human being becomes so still that they begin to lose awareness of their gender, and they are simply looking into that abyss where there is no notion of self whatsoever, the world disappears. And that's really the only place to go. It's the only place to remain.~Andrew Cohen

Self World Gender

The selfish thing about an athlete is you always look at the side of things where you say I could've done that better.~Andy Roddick

Selfish Better Look

I had to find my own language in jewelry. That was important to me; it really had to be what I would love to have myself.~Ann Demeulemeester

Love Myself Language

What I like to wear, I do myself. I don't know how that sounds, but it's the truth. My life is so mixed with my profession that I don't know where I begin or my work ends.~Ann Demeulemeester

Life Work Myself

You must realize that I was suffering from love and I knew him as intimately as I knew my own image in a mirror. In other words, I knew him only in relation to myself.~Angela Carter

Love Myself Words

We all had to learn Southern accents. It wasn't a big research show. With the 'Wounded Knee' project, I locked myself in my apartment with history books so I would know what we're talking about.~Anna Paquin

History Myself Learn

But Ship Who Sang remains my favorite story. I really rocked folks with that and still cannot read it aloud myself without weeping at the end.~Anne McCaffrey

Myself End Ship

Knock wood, but I started acting professionally when I was 16, and I've always been able to support myself since then.~Anthony Edwards

Myself Support Acting

I didn't really inhabit myself until I was in my 30s. And motherhood is an epic event. You can't help but be altered by it - and it is important to be.~Anne-Marie Duff

Motherhood Myself Help

I think creative people need to do a bit of, you know, tuning into every radio station - you just do, otherwise you don't know much about other people. You kind of have to learn a bit about yourself so you can work out how we all behave and why we do the things we do.~Anne-Marie Duff

Work Creative Yourself

It's never enjoyable watching yourself. Because you're never as good looking as you hope you are. You're not expecting to be Penelope Cruz... but I'm a female of the species. I have my hang-ups and all of that.~Anne-Marie Duff

Hope Good Yourself

I was very lucky in that my parents were very broad-minded. Because they had come from another country and hadn't been able to fulfill their dreams, they wanted me to be more of myself, if you know what I mean.~Anne-Marie Duff

Dreams Myself Parents

When I see a new artist I give myself a lot of time to reflect and decide whether it's art or not.~Anselm Kiefer

Art Time Myself

The first thing that attracts me to any script is the writing. If I find myself becoming lost in a good yarn, then I feel certain that others will, too.~Anne-Marie Duff

Myself Good Writing

Last Friday night, I Twitted a photograph of myself that I intended to send as a direct message as part of a joke to a woman in Seattle. Once I realized I posted to Twitter I panicked, I took it down and said that I had been hacked. I then continued with that story, to stick to that story which was a hugely regrettable mistake.~Anthony Weiner

Myself Woman Night

I was trying to protect my wife, I was trying to protect myself from shame, and I really regret it.~Anthony Weiner

Wife Myself Regret

I've never taught one, because if I taught one, I'd have to teach others... I would give myself over to a slavery, whereas I want to stay a free man.~Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Myself Man Slavery

With every year that passes, I get further away from my target audience, and while I've been happy to think of myself as a father figure to these kids, I'd be a little distressed to be thought of as a grandfather figure.~Anthony Horowitz

Myself Happy Father

While I thought myself employed only in forming a nomenclature, and while I proposed to myself nothing more than to improve the chemical language, my work transformed itself by degrees, without my being able to prevent it, into a treatise upon the Elements of Chemistry.~Antoine Lavoisier

Work Myself Language

You still have only one self and one identity. However, self, identity and personality are not things, they are not objects, and they certainly are not rigid. Instead, they are biological processes built within the brain from numerous interactive components, step by step, over a period of time.~Antonio Damasio

Time Personality Self

Having a self, even a simple self, allows you to look into the world and put a mark over what is more important and less important. It's a way of classifying the world in terms of your own needs.~Antonio Damasio

Self World Simple

In 'Self Comes to Mind' I pay a lot of attention to simple creatures without brains or minds, because those 'cartooned abstractions of who we are' operate on precisely the same principles that we do.~Antonio Damasio

Self Simple Mind

Of necessity, the autobiographical self is not just about one individual but about all the others that an individual interacts with. Of necessity, it incorporates the culture in which the interactions took place.~Antonio Damasio

Culture Self Place

Some of us, for better or worse, develop very stable, consistent, and largely predictable machineries of self. But in others, the self machinery is more flexible and more open to unexpected turns.~Antonio Damasio

Self Unexpected Better

Sticking to a diet required me to have a permanently low self-esteem. But happily, I developed other skills beyond a fluctuating weight, eventually building up a different source of self-worth.~Arabella Weir

Me Building Self-Worth

I have never done a package tour in my life. It appeals in a way, but then I remind myself that you can't control the other people with you, which could turn out to be ghastly.~Arabella Weir

Life Myself People

I love everybody. You have to embrace all facets of humanity; love and accept everyone as being part of yourself.~Ariel Pink

Love Humanity Yourself

I don't know what kind of career I want to forge for myself. But I want it to be one where I love the work that I've done. And I like to think that I have good instincts.~Anya Taylor-Joy

Love Work Myself

My career is a burden, but I can't just fade out like a pathetic sore loser. More often than not, I'm just making a fool of myself for the hundredth time, and that wasn't part of the plan, initially. I'd be happier not having any kind of public presence whatsoever and just hiding behind the sleeves of the CD.~Ariel Pink

Time Myself Fool

If you spend the first 30 years of your life only trying to look good, you're not going to know yourself very well. If you got it, flaunt it.~Ariel Pink

Life Good Yourself

Almost 70 per cent of your fitness battle is won the day you realise what your body needs and when. I've made my own diets, and I decide for myself what works for me.~Arjun Rampal

Myself Fitness Day

I've done a couple of songs which are not up to the mark. So, mentally, I've set a goal that I should be more dynamic and try and push myself as much as I can.~Arijit Singh

Myself Goal Push

In reality shows, you have to perform once and prove yourself, and after that, it is a process to prove yourself every day.~Arijit Singh

Day Reality Yourself

I like to compose, but only for myself. I write my own lyrics and compose the music around them.~Arijit Singh

Music Myself My Own

I have a pet peeve about bands that don't play their hits. I think it's kind of selfish.~Art Alexakis

Pet Selfish Play

Success to me is being able to do what I love, make a living at it and to support myself and the ones I love.~Art Alexakis

Love Success Myself

No city owns me, you know what I'm saying? I'm from New York, but no city owns me. Nobody can bottle up my sound and box me in. Yes, I am a rapper, but am I a New York rapper? No. I am from New York, I love New York to death, but I will not conform myself to one place, no.~ASAP Ferg

Love Death Myself

Rapping can be repetition sometimes. Sometimes you gotta highlight your words in a certain kind of way. So I always was a fan of sing-rapping. It was always funny to me a little bit, and I think that being funny and being able to laugh, even at yourself, is a form of flattery.~ASAP Ferg

Funny Words Yourself

I think because I did become a well-known face in my thirties and not in my twenties, I was pretty settled in my boots and I knew who I was. And I think there's a sort of Scottish thing, too, where you don't take yourself too seriously, and you don't get carried away with your own sense of self-importance.~Ashley Jensen

Yourself You Think

You need someone who is going to help you make that better version of yourself.~Ashley Greene

Yourself Help Better

I have just been working with Maggie Gyllenhaal, who is also a mum, on a movie called 'Hysteria.' She is everywhere because of the nature of film work. Not that I'm name dropping or anything like that. I have to pinch myself when I remember who I've been working with.~Ashley Jensen

Work Nature Myself

To be honest, I probably wouldn't have gone to Hollywood if I hadn't been offered 'Ugly Betty' because I was a wee bit feart. But you have to make yourself frightened. That's what keeps you alive.~Ashley Jensen

Yourself Ugly You

I think that children that are acting are always pretty savvy anyway because you're conducting yourself around adults a lot of the time, aren't you? But there is this worry now that children just want to be famous.~Ashley Jensen

Time Children Yourself

The Romantic poets were the prototype ramblers, and I've often found myself following in their footsteps - although perhaps not all of their footsteps since a typical walk for Samuel T. Coleridge might last two days and cover 145km.~Arthur Smith

Myself Romantic Walk

I don't think of myself as hot or cool or anything, just a dork.~Ashley Olsen

Myself Cool Think

Know yourself to improve yourself.~Auguste Comte

Yourself Know Yourself

I don't see myself as famous at all so I'm continuing my life as normal.~Ashley Madekwe

Life Myself Famous

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.~Arthur Helps

Confidence Self Achieve

I don't let myself 'surf' on the Web, or I would probably drown.~Aubrey Plaza

Myself Web Would

Everywhere I have sought rest and not found it, except sitting in a corner by myself with a little book.~Arthur Helps

Myself Book Rest

I'm not a super emotional person, so that's one reason I love acting - it makes me deal with myself in that kind of way.~Aubrey Plaza

Love Myself Me

I hold myself to a very high standard. But you're going to make mistakes. You've got to erase it and move forward.~Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Myself Mistakes Forward

You've got to invest your own time, invest your own resources into creating a better world, not only for yourself but for the people you surround yourself with.~Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Time Surround Yourself

I'm not trying to get in good graces of anybody. I just want to be myself and be the guy that helps out in the community, because that's who I am.~Austin Seferian-Jenkins

Myself Good Community

Before you beat a child, be sure yourself are not the cause of the offense.~Austin O'Malley

Child Yourself You

When Jews are sacrificed, you have to ask yourself who will be next.~Avigdor Lieberman

Yourself You Next

I used to refer to myself as a 'theoretical anorexic,' just as crazy when it came to body image, but saved by a lack of self-discipline. My daughters do everything better than I do - they're smarter, more beautiful, happier. What if they end up better at anorexia, too?~Ayelet Waldman

Beautiful Myself End

Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.~A. C. Benson

Change Self More

I agree with myself on 80 percent of things, but when I look at myself in the mirror in the morning, I still have inner debates about the right thing to do.~Ayman Odeh

Morning Myself Mirror

I tell myself that after four children my belly is already so stretched and flabby that I have to do origami to get my pants buttoned. One more pregnancy and I'd be doomed to elastic waists for the rest of my life.~Ayelet Waldman

Life Children Myself

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.~Aaron Allston

Analysis Itself Thing

My brother Joseph, who is 14 years older than me, was already on his national military compulsory service when I was 4 years old, the age from which I remember myself.~Aaron Ciechanover

Myself Age Service

The truth is I'm not actually an expert programmer! I really don't consider myself to be an expert at anything. For me, it's more about having a well-rounded and broad horizon. I think that's where a lot of the more interesting things come from - mashing up completely disparate aspects of life to create something new and original.~Aaron Koblin

Life Myself Truth

I remember watching Margaret Cho with my grandmother on TV. She was my hero, not only because she was funny, but because she showed me that it's okay to be yourself, that it's okay to be a brash yellow girl and to be a strong and brave woman.~Awkwafina

Funny Woman Be Yourself

Obviously, exercise is an important part of my life, and I think taking care of yourself is an important part of every individual's health care.~Aaron Schock

Life Health Yourself

For 'A Little Night Music,' I did try to get little bit more beefed up for that because I thought that would help me carry myself around the stage in that character.~Aaron Lazar

Music Myself Character

I was raised a Catholic and when you're raised a Catholic they don't teach you to think for yourself. You're taught not to think too deeply about things.~Abel Ferrara

Yourself Teach You

With 'Smoke Signals,' the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I'd had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself.~Adam Beach

Myself Parents Character

I try to make myself do things for other people when I'm feeling down. Like, you can call your local hospital and help out in the pediatric unit.~Abigail Breslin

Myself People Help

I've learned that for Indian people, the opportunity for us to succeed is very slim. So acting was a great tool for that. And in the process of learning about my culture, I've learned how to connect myself again to my ancestors.~Adam Beach

Learning Myself Culture

What's nice about 'Skinwalkers' is it's allowing an audience to see a different Indian perspective... I think, for myself, I'm trying to put the Indian perspective in a different dimension.~Adam Beach

Myself Perspective Trying

Once you lose your parents, you get this numbness, this feeling of having to really be able to connect yourself with someone. I depended on my brothers for that connection, but to have that feeling of being taken care of... I lost it when my parents passed away.~Adam Beach

Parents Yourself Lost

I have a cousin who is a spiritual advisor for Native veterans in Canada, so I'm very familiar with the history of Natives in the military. And growing up as an American Indian myself, the story of Ira Hayes is one that is often told.~Adam Beach

History Myself Spiritual

If you believe in a cause, you must be willing to put yourself on the line for that cause.~Adam Clayton

Yourself Believe You

To all the other dreamers out there, don't ever stop or let the world's negativity disenchant you or your spirit. If you surround yourself with love and the right people, anything is possible.~Adam Green

Love Surround Yourself

Aside from 'Hatchet II' and 'Hatchet III,' I've never repeated myself. I try to keep doing things that are totally different.~Adam Green

Myself Doing Try

I really like knowledge and reading books and just generally immersing myself in information.~Adam D'Angelo

Knowledge Myself Reading

I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started against my own work and against myself. Even though we are not sure of the links, Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its flags in mourning on 9/11.~Adam Michnik

Work War Myself

When I really want to be comforted myself, what I look for is a story about how somebody could survive something really difficult.~Adam Silvera

Myself Look Want

My favorite puzzle is trying to work out the parts myself, after all it is a solo effort.~Adrian Belew

Work Myself Effort

I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs.~Adrian Belew

Myself Age Guitar

It's enough to indulge and to be selfish but true happiness is really when you start giving back.~Adrian Grenier

Happiness Giving Selfish

I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality.~Agnes Macphail

Women Myself Equality

I may have aimed too high sometimes, asked too much of myself and demanded too little from those around me.~Agnetha Faltskog

Myself May Me

I do not want to be the angel of any home: I want for myself what I want for other women, absolute equality. After that is secured, then men and women can take turns being angels.~Agnes Macphail

Women Home Myself

When I'm living in the world of luxury and celebrity, which is where I found myself for a large part of my life, it's a walk-on part. Not a vital necessity, like it is for so many people. I enjoy it but I can see right through it!~Agnetha Faltskog

Life Myself World

I don't really see myself as a big supermodel.~Agyness Deyn

Myself See Big

I am not a Marxist, but I place myself resolutely at the left.~Ahmed Ben Bella

Myself I Am Place

I just want to be myself, and I really, like, can't say I'm sorry for it. I just can't.~Aidy Bryant

Myself Sorry Want

It is important to make your own stuff. Even if you are not an actor, it is important to not stop involving yourself as a creative person.~Ajay Naidu

Creative Yourself You

I don't eschew autobiographical writing, but I'm not interested in mine to be so straightforward. The things that tend to move me the most are often those that I have to figure out its meaning for myself. The human being's ability to make a metaphor to describe a human experience is just really cool.~Aimee Bender

Myself Experience Cool

I think teaching keeps me honest because if I'm up in front of a class talking about what I think is important about fiction while knowing I myself have just failed to do that hours earlier at my computer - it's a good and humbling reminder.~Aimee Bender

Myself Good Me

Celebrity gives us delusion of self importance.~Al Goldstein

Self Famous Celebrity

I am not a prisoner of my sexuality like men younger than myself although I write about being a prisoner.~Al Goldstein

Myself Men I Am

I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself.~Al Lewis

Myself Kids Enjoyed

I don't think I've ever frightened myself before when writing, but there were areas where there was terror, as though I was looking into somewhere that I didn't know existed before, and it frightened me.~Alan Garner

Myself Writing Me

Modern people are only willing to believe in their computers, while I believe in myself.~Alain Robert

Myself Computers People

I think I set myself on a course to become a scientist around about the time that Carl Sagan's 'Cosmos' series was on television, and there really was no going back for me at that point, and then I went on to study space science and then get my Ph.D., then go aboard and work in the European Space Agency.~Alastair Reynolds

Work Time Myself

I consider myself a line drive hitter with power. I just try to put my best swing on the ball every time.~Albert Pujols

Time Best Myself

I want to assure your excellency that I am occupying myself permanently and jointly with my team to achieve a solution as soon as possible to this crisis, the principal objective being the safeguarding of the health and life of those who are inside.~Alberto Fujimori

Life Myself Health

I've had that experience many, many, times - when you don't get roles. I'd developed a good muscle for shaking it off. I buy myself a present whenever I don't get a role that I really wanted. You get bummed out, and then you go, 'Oh! Now I get to go buy a present for myself.' That kind of helps.~Alden Ehrenreich

Myself Experience Good

I think you have to be very secure as an actor to escape yourself - to revisit someone's past, whether you're portraying another person or creating someone, and then to come back to who you are and not bring those emotions with you.~Alex Pettyfer

Past Yourself Escape

I'm very ambitious. I live in reality but I have dreams I want to fulfill - I want to be a director, and I've already started my own production company. But I also have a measure of success that I keep to myself. It's something very personal to me.~Alex Pettyfer

Success Dreams Myself

I grew up reading thrillers, science fiction, fantasy - you name it - and one day I asked myself if there was a reason why a fear of spiders was so common. Was there something buried deep in our evolutionary history that made being scared of spiders a survival instinct?~Alexi Zentner

History Myself Fear

Chess for me is not a game, but an art. Yes, and I take upon myself all those responsibilities which an art imposes on its adherents.~Alexander Alekhine

Art Myself Chess

I think privacy is important, and it's important you don't bore people with your own boring self.~Alison Jackson

Self People Important

It's always difficult to see yourself as other people do, but I'm realistic about my appearance. I wasn't born with one of those pretty, pretty faces, so I've never been absorbed with the way I look. I just try to make the most of what I've got.~Alison Jackson

Yourself People Appearance

I just have this sort of entrepreneurial spirit and I work really hard at promoting myself.~Alison Bechdel

Work Myself Spirit

What's interesting is, for myself, when I become really attracted to somebody, I find them in my dreams... conversations, nothing more.~Alice Englert

Dreams Myself Nothing

I deliberately went to boarding school. It was my choice. My mum was abroad and I wanted to wean myself off being dependent. It was a very important time for me to be able to create my own individual, independent life; just as a way of growing up.~Alice Englert

Life Time Myself

There is a big age gap between my sisters Janice and Irma and myself so I didn't know them that well when I was younger although they have been very supportive in later life.~Alvin Lee

Life Myself Age

A supreme pragmatist, Kissinger was never interested in the art of the impossible - and nor, as a biographer, am I. That is why, having initially been invited to write his entire official biography, I eventually decided to devote myself to writing just one year in his life: 1973.~Alistair Horne

Life Art Myself

When I was a kid, I was fat, and I was teased mercilessly. But once I grew up and got out of my unhealthy relationship with food, for the most part I've had a very healthy view. If I ever find myself getting worried about how I'll look on the red carpet, I'll take a step back and look at what's really going on inside.~Alysia Reiner

Relationship Food Myself

To me, self-esteem is not self-love. It is self-acknowledgment, as in recognizing and accepting who you are.~Amity Gaige

Me Self-Love You

I thought that my movie career was finished. I was quite happy to dedicate myself 100% to the theater. Surprisingly enough, I've never gotten so many work offers. It's so exciting, this feeling of a new beginning after 40.~Amy Irving

Work Myself Happy

Actors are not a great breed of people, I don't think. I count myself as something of an exception. I grew up in the theater, and my values were about the work, and not being a star or anything like that. I'm not spoiled in that way, and if I fight for something, it's about the work, not about how big my trailer is.~Amy Irving

Work Myself Great

In the past, I've thrown myself into work so much there's been very little room for anything else.~Amanda Holden

Work Myself Past

Self-esteem comes quietly, like the truth.~Amity Gaige

Truth Self-Esteem Like

As I've moved along - not only my life, but my career and things like that - you look at yourself and start going, 'Oh, man, are you still doing what you set out to do? Are the ideals you had still the same?' Sometimes you measure up and sometimes you don't.~Amos Lee

Life Man Yourself

I mean, I like to think of myself as being strong and independent, but I definitely wasn't like that at 14.~Alison Lohman

Myself Strong Think

I'm 24. I think when I was 18, 19, I had a problem with it because I wanted to look older and more womanly. I look in the mirror and I don't feel or look 14 to myself, regardless of what other people think. I'm fine with it and it really doesn't matter what age I'm playing.~Alison Lohman

Myself Age Mirror

Love is when you meet someone who tells you something new about yourself.~Andre Breton

Love Love Is Yourself

During the election in 1989, there was the first Soviet election with alternative candidates to local government. I myself arranged special training for them.~Anatoly Chubais

Myself Training Government

I think impersonation is a great art. It's something that I enjoy doing, in a frivolous and lighthearted way. But I don't flatter myself to think I'm an impersonator.~Andrea Riseborough

Art Myself Great

You're stuck with being yourself, so the important thing is to find people who like that.~Andrew Davies

People Yourself Important

I think it's the easiest thing in the world to be horribly critical about yourself.~Andrea Riseborough

World Yourself Think

When you've got a lot of slaves at your command, you tend to get a little bit fat. You tend to get a little bit lazy. You tend to get a little incompetent because there's not much that you do for yourself anymore.~Andrew Nikiforuk

Yourself You Lazy

I would find myself getting deeply distressed if I lived in hindsight all the time.~Andrew Lincoln

Time Myself Find

In terms of being vulgar, I don't think you need to be violent unless it's slapstick, violence to yourself. That can be funny - we've all tripped and fallen on our faces.~Andy Dick

Funny Violence Yourself

I really have to edit myself - I need someone with a censor button around me all the time. I'm just a little unaware of what's deemed appropriate.~Andy Dick

Time Myself Me

I think of myself as a journeyman actress. I will attempt almost anything that I think that I can bring off. It could be almost anything.~Angela Lansbury

Myself Think I Can

When I think of what has happened in a larger sense, beyond myself, then I would not change anything.~Anita Hill

Change Myself Think

I see myself as an educator.~Anita Hill

Myself See I See

Testifying has helped me understand that one individual's behavior and actions make a difference. That my actions are important to people other than myself.~Anita Hill

Myself People Me

One of the things that comedy has given me over the years is a really good ability to laugh at myself and to not take things that don't matter too much too seriously. I feel that very little offends me anymore and I'm really grateful for that because I think I was a pretty uptight little kid.~Anna Faris

Myself Good Grateful

I was always a show-off - as a kid I was never afraid to make a fool of myself, and I guess that's still true.~Ann Robinson

Myself Fool Afraid

I think growing up in a small town, the kind of people I met in my small town, they still haunt me. I find myself writing about them over and over again.~Annie Baker

Myself Small Growing Up

Writing is my primary way of expressing myself.~Annie Baker

Myself Writing Way

When I started, my teachers told me that I had to sing 'Mozart, Mozart, Mozart.' I said, 'No, I want to sing all the other stuff.' If you do not push yourself, you will stay the same. Maybe some singers are happy with that, but I have to move, I have to do something new always.~Anna Netrebko

Happy Yourself Me

When building in a place that already has a dominant style, it's important to behave yourself. Look around; refer to what you see. In the mountains above Salzburg, I saw charming chalets and wildflower meadows. The chalets are cozy - I don't do cozy. The meadows are in a soft disarray - I don't do soft, and I don't do disarray. I do order.~Anouska Hempel

Mountains Yourself Style

I did know Ted Hughes and I partly wrote the book to explain to myself and others the complexities of a marriage that was for six years wonderfully productive of poetry and then ended in tragedy.~Anne Stevenson

Marriage Myself Poetry

I write, or used to write, to explain to myself situations I couldn't otherwise solve or understand. Meditation comes very naturally to me.~Anne Stevenson

Myself Me Meditation

I never feel more myself than when I'm writing; I never enjoy any day more than a good writing day.~Anthony Minghella

Myself Good Day

I had never thought of myself as a director and found out that I was not. I am a writer who was able to direct the films that I write.~Anthony Minghella

Myself I Am Thought

It's not easy to speak about myself, but I am a very fast player.~Anthony Martial

Myself I Am Speak

To lose one's self in reverie, one must be either very happy, or very unhappy. Reverie is the child of extremes.~Antoine Rivarol

Happy Child Self

I love Manchester. I like being here, and certainly I see myself being here for a good while yet.~Anthony Martial

Love Myself Good

Football. It sounds simple, but it's always been the case - I don't see myself living without playing.~Anthony Martial

Myself Football Simple

I don't possess a lot of self-confidence. I'm an actor so I simply act confident every time I hit the stage.~Arsenio Hall

Time Self-Confidence Actor

Art is not an investment. Art is something you buy because you are financially solvent enough to give yourself a pleasure of living with great works rather than having to just see them in museums. People who are buying art at the top of the market as an investment are foolish.~Arne Glimcher

Art Great Yourself

I like to do new things, so I always take on roles that I feel will keep me on my toes. I never want to pigeon myself, so I always like to surprise myself. I believe in versatility and so I would play anything as long as it was a challenge.~Archie Panjabi

Myself Challenge Believe

I have a hard time repeating myself.~Ariel Rechtshaid

Time Myself Hard

I love roles where I have to transform myself.~Archie Panjabi

Love Myself Where

When I started off, I always used to do parodies and impressions, mimicking people... and then institutions. You become aware that some institutions have their own language. You almost define yourself by how you speak.~Armando Iannucci

People Yourself Language

It is because I believe that it is in the power of such nations to lead the world back into the paths of peace that I propose to devote myself to explaining what, in my opinion, can and should be done to banish the fear of war that hangs so heavily over the world.~Arthur Henderson

War Myself Fear

I'm endlessly putting myself on tapes for things over in America! I'm always sitting at home, learning lines, sending stuff to America.~Arthur Darvill

Learning Home Myself

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

School Self Middle School

I like to have fun and be myself and express myself through how I dress.~Ashton Sanders

Myself Fun Dress

I don't think things will lead me astray, as long as I'm tapped into myself.~Ashton Sanders

Myself Me Long

It was a lot easier to write songs before I had a record deal, because the record labels and the industry doesn't mean to put pressure on you, but they do. They don't realize that they are, but you end up having a pressure there that you feel. At times I feel myself wanting to say, 'Just let me do what I do.'~Ashton Shepherd

Myself End Me

All of my life had been spent in the shadow of apartheid. And when South Africa went through its extraordinary change in 1994, it was like having spent a lifetime in a boxing ring with an opponent and suddenly finding yourself in that boxing ring with nobody else and realising you've to take the gloves off and get out, and reinvent yourself.~Athol Fugard

Life Change Yourself

Creativity is very selfish. Scandalously so, in fact.~Athol Fugard

Creativity Selfish Fact

I consider myself to be a citizen of the world.~Aslaug Magnusdottir

Myself World Citizen

I promoted myself on Twitter and Facebook as hard as possible, nonstop. People started realizing that if they commented on my videos, I'd reply to their comment, so I started getting a lot more views and comments.~Austin Mahone

Myself People Facebook

I think you become a writer when you stop writing for yourself or your teachers and start thinking about readers.~Avi

Thinking Writing Yourself

Don't assume that because everyone believes a thing, that it is right or wrong. Reason things out for yourself. Work to get answers on your own. Understand why you believe things.~Avi

Work Yourself Believe

I don't recall having any self-awareness about the intricacy of my stories.~A. E. van Vogt

Self-Awareness Recall

There's a huge part of me that's thinking about perfection. I have to fight that urge, to try to live in the moment, reach for something that I might be hearing, and not second-guess myself.~Aaron Diehl

Myself Thinking Perfection

I consider myself very fortunate. I mean, I think there's that old saying, 'Where there's a will, there's a way,' and I just have such a passion for jazz music and playing the piano that I just find a way to make it work, so to speak. Fortunately, I have so far.~Aaron Diehl

Work Music Myself

There's a constant anxiety that comes from having an innate sense of self, yet existing within a homogenised, aspirational culture.~Autre Ne Veut

Culture Self Anxiety

In high school, I decided I wanted to learn guitar, so I picked it up and starting teaching myself some basic chords and started playing with friends. Guitar inherently lends itself to be guitar music, especially when you're not good at guitar.~Autre Ne Veut

Music Myself Good

If I do a certain number of ads, I have to do a personal project in between, just for my own sanity. I still consider myself a punk-rock kid.~Aaron Ruell

Myself My Own Personal

You always take a little bit back with you at the end of the day. I always put a little bit of myself into the characters, too. You find parallels, points of connection, things like that. But I'm not an actor who gets so incredibly haunted by my characters that I can't come back.~Aaron Stanford

Myself Day End

I try to pick characters that I find interesting and complex and that I feel I can bring something of myself to.~Aaron Stanford

Myself Find Try

I consider myself a blue-collar actor, just chugging away.~Aaron Stanford

Myself Actor Away

I've always wanted to be someone with credibility, and I want my food to speak for myself.~Aarti Sequeira

Food Myself Speak

You're going through the horror of it, you're going through the isolation of it but you're being empowered by reminding yourself that you're connected to everybody else.~Adam Arkin

Yourself Isolation You

I just consider myself a piece of the puzzle and I'm lucky enough to be asked or invited to the party, if you will. I hope I can bring some laughs and grimaces to the fans.~Adam Baldwin

Hope Myself Party

I've been drawing as long as I can remember. I think all children draw as soon as they figure out the thumb and can grab crayons. The only difference with people like myself is that we never stopped drawing.~Adam Hughes

Children Myself People

I think all children draw, as soon as they figure out the thumb and can grab crayons. The only difference with people like myself is that we never stopped drawing.~Adam Hughes

Children Myself People

I was always interested in it when I was younger, but it was when I was at university, getting together with other like-minded theatrically inclined types, that I admitted to myself that I wanted to be an actor.~Adam Rayner

Myself Together Actor

I think, as a filmmaker, it's important to be honest with yourself at all times in terms of what's working and what's not.~Adam Wingard

Yourself Important Think

I was always led to believe you should take care of yourself, trust in your abilities and you're the author of your own destiny.~Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Trust Destiny Yourself

If I hadn't left South Africa, I felt I was at risk of being pigeonholed. I looked around and saw actors who, 10 to 15 years into their careers, were still playing stereotypical Afrikaans characters, stereotyped Indian characters. That was not something that I wanted for myself.~Adhir Kalyan

Myself Risk Africa

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

After a prosperous, but to me very wearisome, voyage, we came at last into port. Immediately on landing I got together my few effects; and, squeezing myself through the crowd, went into the nearest and humblest inn which first met my gaze.~Adelbert von Chamisso

Myself Together Me

I always promised myself if I ever got the chance to do a 'Flashdance'-type of movie, I would do my own dancing. I can say with pride that every single dance move in 'Go For It!' is my own dance move.~Aimee Garcia

Myself Dance Pride

As an academic, this was not the lifestyle I had planned for myself. Now I see myself everywhere.~Ahmet Davutoglu

Myself Lifestyle See

I'm the worst person about publicizing myself.~Aida Turturro

Myself Worst Person

It's great when people appreciate your work, but I don't know how seriously to take it. The amazing thing is that I found something so early that I can support myself doing, and that can even be extremely lucrative, but I love it either way.~Adrien Brody

Love Work Myself

What guides me is to do work that's more avant-garde - things that I think are special. You can easily become a celebrity and get caught up in all that blur. I just want to work and surprise myself.~Adrien Brody

Work Myself Me

On a beautiful clear Sunday morning, myself and James Nesbitt jumped out of a plane together at 18,000 feet.~Aidan Turner

Morning Beautiful Myself

I find myself more and more behind these days. You have to be really diligent. I don't have kids, which helps. I'm always working on something, whether a book, or a law review article that no one will ever read, or teaching. It pretty much means I work a lot, but it's all stuff I love.~Alafair Burke

Love Work Myself

'Agent Mom' is a perfect opportunity for me to do what I love... develop characters, act and take incredible stories to my fans. So yes, I can absolutely see myself cast as 'Agent Mom.'~Alaina Huffman

Mom Love Myself

I see myself as a comic but the acting helps sell tickets for gigs.~Alan Davies

Myself Acting See

My mom told us that we should have good shoes, a good suit, and a watch, so I was running around at age 10 looking like a little old man. But somehow I grew to understand that a watch is a representation of myself, of my culture, taste, awareness and aesthetic.~Aldis Hodge

Mom Myself Age

The class has become over the years fairly large, running to three hundred or more, but I always insist upon reading all the student folklore collections myself. Although this is a tall order, I look forward to it because I learn so much from it.~Alan Dundes

Myself Learn Reading

I see myself as a character actor, and I've always been drawn to playing characters that are different from myself because acting is escapism for me. I've never been that comfortable playing people that are like me.~Alessandro Nivola

Myself Character People

Acting can be very selfish and all-consuming.~Alessandro Nivola

Selfish Acting Very

I tell myself, 'If I can wake up each day and be excited about what I'm doing, then I must be happy.' But then again, maybe I'm in denial.~Alexandra Cassavetes

Myself Happy Day

When I arrived in Milan, I found myself surrounded by many fantastic footballers.~Alexandre Pato

Myself Surrounded Milan

I think I went on a nice winning streak of about 20 fights until I fought Jorge Reyes and he stopped me in 6 rounds after I punched myself out.~Alexis Arguello

Myself Winning Me

My agent in Sweden used to send off interview tapes but I decided to take it upon myself and come to London to visit casting directors which is when things first started taking off for me. I love Sweden but the industry out here is quite small so when I was given the chance to go internationally I took it.~Alicia Vikander

Love Myself Small

I love to see how far you're able to go, both in skills but also emotionally how far I can push myself.~Alicia Vikander

Love Myself You

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 faced odds when glaucoma took the bat out of my hands. But I didn't give in or feel sorry for myself. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: 'It may be cloudy in my right eye, but the sun is shining very brightly in my left eye.'~Allan Ray

Myself Sun May

It's much easier to cheat than it is to be loyal. Everyone goes through down times. You just don't put yourself in those situations, you know?~Ali Larter

Yourself You Down

When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, I need more out of my life and I need to push myself harder. And if at the end of the day I don't have it, then I don't have it, but at least I'm going to put myself out there. If I fail, I'm going to fail terrifically.~Ali Larter

Life Myself Day

Gymnastics, for me, gave me a lot of self-pride: that drive to want to be great at something for myself. But it also gave me a sense of appreciation toward God. Now that I'm getting older, I really appreciate the talents God gave me. Not just physically, but mentally and emotionally.~Amanda Borden

Myself God Appreciation

Running gave me a focus to start looking after myself, to eat properly, and focus on building up my strength.~Amanda Burton

Strength Myself Focus

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 enjoyed acting growing up; I did musical theater. I had a secret desire to be a television and movie actress, but it wasn't something I admitted to myself that I wanted to do, I guess.~Amanda Schull

Myself Growing Up Acting

My sister is older than me and would often go off, so I grew up alone in a sense. I had to amuse myself and developed a wonderful fantasy world and quite happily lived in it. I think, in adulthood, that helped me. I love pottering on my own.~Amanda Donohoe

Love Sister Myself

As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness.~Amber Riley

Happiness Yourself Long

I haven't personally experienced bullying, but when I was in high school, I had a best friend who became a bully. I took a stand and took it upon myself to separate from her. I couldn't be associated with her because it wasn't the type of person I wanted to be.~Amber Riley

Best Best Friend Myself

I'm an introvert. I get my energy by spending time alone. I need that hour or two to myself every day.~Amit Bhatia

Time Myself Day

I don't really see myself as a socialite or as a 'child of someone.' I'd rather be working than going to fashion parties all the time.~Amber Le Bon

Time Myself Child

I don't know where I see myself next month let alone five years. My whole life is last minute. I enjoy the spontaneity of it; I like not knowing what I will do next or whether I will be in the country next week. I just enjoy being around a creative environment.~Amber Le Bon

Life Myself Alone

I can really laugh at myself and make a fool out of myself.~Amy Ryan

Myself Fool Laugh

I think every writer has got to direct. If you don't direct, you can't protect your work. The only way to ensure that it's going to be as close as possible to what you put down on paper - and what you see and hear in your head - is to do it yourself.~Amy Sherman-Palladino

Work Yourself You

I still feel like a kid sometimes myself so hard to believe that I'm a mom. Now I'm an adult! It only took 38 years!~Ana Ortiz

Mom Myself Believe

I think that as you get older, you learn to live in yourself more securely.~Amy Smart

Yourself Learn Live

Losing yourself in the character opens you up in a way that no amount of precise preparation can.~Ana Gasteyer

Character Yourself Losing

I take my dog, Fideo, out for a hike in Runyon Canyon three times a week. It's about 45 minutes round-trip with a variation of super steep hills and flat areas. He's always running ahead, which helps me push myself, especially up the hills.~Ana Ortiz

Dog Myself Week

If you don't put 99 percent of yourself into the writing, there will be no publishing career. There's the writer and there's the author. The author - you don't ever think about the author. Just think about the writer. So my advice would be, find a way to not care - easier said than done.~Andre Dubus III

Writing Yourself Advice

I wouldn't describe myself as a home run hitter. I'm just trying to hit the ball hard in the gaps. Just backspinning baseballs and hitting line drives.~Andrew Benintendi

Home Myself Trying

The big thing I noticed from High-A to Double-A is that when you have an advantage count as a hitter, you're not going to get as many fastballs. Adjusting to the 2-0 changeup, that 3-1 off-speed pitch - things like that. I think my swing can stay the same; I just was getting myself out.~Andrew Benintendi

Myself You Think

Worrisome thoughts and their resulting feelings are a form of self strangulation. They not only strangle your emotions. They affect your physical life as well, and your ability to focus and get things done.~Andrew J. Bernstein

Life Focus Self

We need to distinguish between stress and stimulation. Having deadlines, setting goals, and pushing yourself to perform at capacity are stimulating. Stress is when you're anxious, upset, or frustrated, which dramatically reduce your ability to perform.~Andrew J. Bernstein

Goals Stress Yourself

You can't tell yourself that your stress is produced in your head and feel better. You still need to learn how to create a change.~Andrew J. Bernstein

Change Stress Yourself

I don't want to repeat myself. I don't want to shoot 10 installments of 'Infernal Affairs.'~Andrew Lau

Myself Want Repeat

The goal is always just trying to stretch yourself as an actor.~Andrew Scott

Goal Yourself Trying

It accumulates over the years and I've led so many bands of my own now and forced myself into new situations... You would hope that you play better and better - until you just get too feeble to do it anymore.~Andy Summers

Hope Myself Better

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

Challenge People Yourself

I counterfeited Mark Kostabi's artworks. During the eighties, Mark didn't paint his own paintings. Instead, he had other artists painting them, and he just added his signature. So what I did was to use some of the same painters, and signed his name myself.~Andy Behrman

Myself Painting Name

In my most psychotic stages, I imagine myself chewing on sidewalks and bulging and swallowing sunlight and clouds.~Andy Behrman

Myself Clouds Sunlight

I don't see myself ever retiring, unless it's for something that I like better, and so far I like directing a lot but I don't see the necessity to retire from anything unless there's a really great alternative.~Anjelica Huston

Myself Great Better

I've spent my life supporting myself.~Ann Beattie

Life Myself My Life

It's interesting, though, that in daily life, I think of myself as being relatively unobservant.~Ann Beattie

Life Myself Daily

Build into each budget the cost of hiring and don't lump yourself with capital investment.~Ann Macbeth

Yourself Budget Investment

I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time.~Anna Freud

Time Strength Myself

What I have always wanted for myself is much more primitive. It is probably nothing more than the affection of the people with whom I am in contact, and their good opinion of me.~Anna Freud

Myself Good I Am

Everything becomes so problematic because of basic faults: from a discontent with myself.~Anna Freud

Myself Everything Because

I do try and curb my mouth, but I find it really hard. I wonder how many jobs I've talked myself out of!~Anna Chancellor

Myself Find Try

I had a fantastic mother who taught me self-confidence.~Anna Torv

Mother Me Self-Confidence

I love being physical, but I don't have any desire to prove myself.~Anna Torv

Love Myself Desire

I'm a little bit more unusual so I consider myself as the black sheep.~Ann Wilson

Myself Black Sheep

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

Normally I make myself swim, do exercises. For zest I like going to the cinema.~Antonia Fraser

Myself Cinema Like

I think the obvious answer is I was raised in New York City, so growing up, not only myself but my family, like my father, we would watch a lot of Scorsese films.~Anthony Michael Hall

Family Myself Father

I don't like it, but this afternoon I've told myself I am going to go and get a dress.~Antonia Fraser

Myself I Am Dress

If I could write a letter to my teenage self, I'd probably say something like: 'You ain't gonna believe what will become of you.'~Antony Sher

Self Believe You

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

I learned patience, perseverance, and dedication. Now I really know myself, and I know my voice. It's a voice of pain and victory.~Anthony Hamilton

Perseverance Myself Pain

I'm a huge fan of David Hockney. I love the way he keeps reinventing himself.~Antony Sher

Love Way Himself

Before I published anything, I dreamed of publication, but I didn't actually write for it. I imagined that writing for an audience was something for fancier people. I aspired, but mostly I wrote for myself. I wrote because it made me happy.~Ariel Gore

Myself Happy Writing

I've never looked at myself and thought, 'Oh yeah, I'm sexy'. I've felt sexy and confident, but I don't look at myself that way.~Ashlee Simpson

Myself Sexy Look

Ask yourself if these Democrats still speak for you. When they say we have a duty to grow government even when we can't afford it, does it sound like compassion to you - or recklessness?~Artur Davis

Compassion Yourself Speak

I expressed myself through hyperactivity and disruption. I wanted to play rather than study.~Ashraf Barhom

Myself Play Study

Whatever the download thing has done to the game, you as an artist can get yourself out there to the masses, off your own back.~Ashley Thomas

Yourself Artist Game

If I write when I'm low, it will be a dark song, but I don't care. I want to be honest with myself at all times.~Ayumi Hamasaki

Myself Dark Care

Everyone needs to take that time to figure out who they are. The fact that there's no love interests in 'Moana' - it's all about her - is very relatable. You don't need another person to help you find yourself.~Auli'i Cravalho

Love Time Yourself

I do what I love to do at the moment. If I wake up tomorrow and decide I want to dance, that's what I'd do. Or design clothes. I think I'd throw myself into whatever I'm doing now. It's not about abandoning what I was doing before, or giving up. It's about knowing that if I die tomorrow, I lived the way I wanted to.~Ayumi Hamasaki

Love Myself Dance

My friends have said, 'Wait, you're pretty, and you sing? What do you mean you're interested in science?' I have to just hold my head and go, 'Do you hear yourself?' By no means should you ever limit yourself because of what others think or because of their perceptions of what someone looks like in a certain field.~Auli'i Cravalho

Science Friends Yourself

I don't have dreams. How can I say it? I myself am a dream.~Ayumi Hamasaki

Dreams Myself Dream

In the beginning, I was searching for myself in my music. My music was for me. I didn't have the mental room to be conscious of the listener; I wrote to save myself.~Ayumi Hamasaki

Music Myself Beginning

You're not going to get every part, so you can't base your sense of self-worth around whether or not you actually land the job.~Autumn Reeser

Job You Self-Worth

Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!~Alan Lewis

Myself May Believe

I do talk to myself, just not in a whisper. But I have caught myself sometimes.~Atticus Shaffer

Myself Talk Sometimes

Just recently I was in Target with my mom shopping, and out of the blue, I see this father and his two daughters and he says, 'Can they get a picture with you?' And I'm thinking to myself, 'Am I the one millionth customer or something?'~Atticus Shaffer

Mom Myself Father

You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient, but if it is right.~Alan Paton

Yourself You Right

I didn't give myself enough breaks during the training year to recover. I didn't understand the power of periodization.~Alberto Salazar

Myself Power Training

There is no reason why I should call myself a democrat.~Aleksandr Lebed

Myself Reason Should

From the very beginning, I started doing music performances with a lot of theatrical aspects to them, where humor was a part of it but not necessarily had to be. Humor is just another tool to make the palette more rich and interesting for myself and eventually for the public. It's a great way to break out of convention.~Aleksey Igudesman

Music Myself Humor

By Googling myself, I'm not going to find anything I like.~Alex Meraz

Myself Find Like

It is such a cut throat industry where you get knocked down so much and get rejected so much. If you do not back yourself up, no one else is going to so you really need to learn to get up, shake the sand off your chest and keep going.~Alex O'Loughlin

Yourself Learn Keep Going

I like directing myself; I feel like it's one less person to give notes to. There's an efficiency in it. I'm also kind of a control freak. So I like the fact that it gives me more control in the overall picture.~Alex Karpovsky

Myself Me Control

I think it started since I was born, I always had a need to express myself, you know, as a human being, and I found that it felt right when I expressed myself through art, dance, through acting, so it kind of happened naturally.~Alex Meraz

Art Myself Dance

In 'Finding Nemo,' all of the voices were recorded separate - so I would be in a sound booth in a studio by myself reading the lines with just the director. Basically, you can just come in, and it doesn't matter what you are wearing or what you look like; it is all about how your voice sounds.~Alexander Gould

Myself Reading Finding

Let whatever is going to happen to me happen. I'm expecting the worst for myself and I'm resigned to it.~Alexander Dubcek

Myself Me Worst

When you do a slasher film, you find yourself repeating the same kind of scene, then it becomes not very challenging and not very interesting.~Alexandre Aja

Yourself You Find

I think you should just wear something you feel comfortable in. It's important to make a statement, but don't kill yourself over it.~Alexandra Roach

Yourself Important You

It's important to make a statement, but don't kill yourself over it. You have to make an effort, but not go overboard.~Alexandra Roach

Yourself Effort Important

You should wear what you want to wear and not worry about trying to paint yourself in a certain image because that self-awareness is what's going to help you become a more independent and more interesting and healthier adult.~Alexandra Robbins

Yourself Help Worry

I had to live and breathe Margaret Thatcher for a few months. I totally engulfed myself in her life. I read her autobiography and a biography, 'The Grocer's Daughter.'~Alexandra Roach

Life Daughter Myself

I spent two months in Fredericksburg, Texas, when I was 8, while my father shot a movie, and I loved it. I just embraced the whole cowboy culture. I got myself a pair of awesome boots and a cowboy hat.~Alexander Skarsgard

Myself Father Culture

I have to be careful because there is something destructive within me, I think, and I can have a tendency to just search for the kicks. I can't really get too close to someone who's too destructive, or too dark, because then I might go down the rabbit hole myself.~Alexander Skarsgard

Myself Dark Me

That's an important lesson for me, to not qualify my experience against somebody else's. My experience is the experience that I wanted to have, and have created for myself, but it doesn't make me any more deserving than anybody else - or less.~Alexis Denisof

Myself Experience Me

I just want to live each moment, but it's kind of hard to do that when you are asked to analyze yourself constantly. But it's also good in that you are forced to think about things that you don't ordinarily think about. I think it's strange.~Alexis Bledel

Good Moment Yourself

'Try Again' - every time I hear that song, it just brings a smile to your face. When you're feeling like crap, and you hear, 'Dust yourself off and try again,' it kind of just puts you in a different mindset, 100 percent.~Alexandra Shipp

Smile Time Yourself

If you want to have a relationship, at some point you have to let yourself get caught. That's what I did. I got caught.~Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Relationship Yourself Want

I woke up on May 15, 1991, the day of my Barnard graduation, and I said to myself, 'By the end of today you will decide what you want to do with the rest of your life.'~Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Life Graduation Myself

Give yourself enough time to really learn how to cook.~Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Time Yourself Learn

I find myself hoping I can get on a TV show, and then people from Oklahoma will come to my restaurant. Then I'll be able to make enough money to open my own place.~Alexandra Guarnaschelli

Myself Money People

I cannot help it - in spite of myself, infinity torments me.~Alfred de Musset

Myself Me Help

I don't think of myself as a trendy person at all, and if I'm anything, I'm probably contrarian.~Alfred Enoch

Myself Think Person

I've never seen myself as a spokesperson. I've always seen myself as a worker and am very grateful for the trust that my own people have given me over the years.~Alexis Wright

Myself Trust Grateful

I had always intended to make a living out of playing blues. But I never admitted it to myself. I don't suppose I could have given a logical reason for it ever becoming possible to do so.~Alexis Korner

Myself Living Blues

The goal of art was the vital expression of self.~Alfred Stieglitz

Art Goal Self

The opposition may have the right to doubt every thing, but for myself, I call on opposition to practice its role within limits of objectively, responsibility and country interests.~Ali Abdullah Saleh

Myself May Responsibility

I went to national piano competitions and did that whole circuit. Then I played professionally to support myself when I moved out to LA.~Alicia Witt

Myself Support Piano

How sick one gets of being 'good', how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.~Alice James

Respect Myself Good

I try not to deprive myself of anything. I don't do the low-carb thing or anything like that.~Alicia Sacramone

Myself Try Like

I was obsessed with movies when I was younger. During the summer, I would go by myself to a theater down the street from my house. I saw every comedy or science fiction movie that came out. My kids love going to the movies, but 3D scares them.~Allen Covert

Love Myself Science

I try not to think about writers who came before me when I'm writing myself. If I did, given the abundance of literary talent Scotland - and Edinburgh in particular - has bestowed upon the world, I wouldn't be able to get as much as a sentence written.~Allan Guthrie

Myself World Writing

Starting off, all options are always open, but as soon as you choose something, you inevitably limit yourself. If you go for B, A is out.~Alva Noto

Yourself You Choose

When I started out, I wrote the songs, recorded the songs, mastered, mixed, did the artwork, made the packaging and did the distribution, all myself. Now I understand what everyone's jobs are, who is doing them right, and who isn't.~Aloe Blacc

Myself Doing Now

Because Dad was famous, I was so used to being identified as 'John Huston's daughter' that I couldn't think of myself as anyone else.~Allegra Huston

Daughter Myself Dad

When I started writing a business column 15 years ago, I knew I'd found the perfect job for myself. As a columnist I could pick my own topic, do my own analysis, say what I wanted to say and attribute it to myself. Best of all, I could write in my own voice.~Allan Sloan

Best Business Myself

I was a supporting character in other people's lives, which seemed right and familiar to me. I was also an outsider: English in the U.S., American in England, dogged yet comforted by that familiar feeling of alien-ness, which occupied that space where my sense of self should have been.~Allegra Huston

Character Self Space

I, personally, have had to rise above my feelings of inferiority to my sister Anjelica, not to mention feeling sorry for myself because I lost my mother so young.~Allegra Huston

Mother Sister Myself

I see myself as part English and part American, with a dash of Irish thrown in, and a pinch of Italian from my mother's ancestry.~Allegra Huston

Mother Myself American

I've become more introverted as I've got older. I used to be an outgoing person who joked around a lot, but as the amount of energy I expend by sharing my music has increased, I like to balance it by spending time by myself and recuperating.~Aloe Blacc

Music Time Myself

Music, especially as an adolescent, helps to build identity because that's when people start developing a sense of self. You can kind of tell based on what music a person listens to what kind of person they'll be pretty much for the rest of their life.~Aloe Blacc

Life Music Self

I'm very serious about what I write and who I allow to produce the music, because I want to make sure it's a true album, and not just something pushed out there to create hype and more fame for myself.~Alyson Stoner

Music Myself Want

I wanted to create a heroine that was flawed. I wanted her to be a real person. She's selfish, she's childish, she's immature and because I'm doing a three-book arc I really played that up in the first book. I wanted the reader to be annoyed with her at times.~Amber Benson

Book Selfish Doing

I just feel lucky to have grown up where I did because I think it gave me a nice base. Hollywood can really mess with your sense of self and I feel like coming from the South keeps me pretty grounded.~Amber Benson

Self Me Nice

I think specifically because of the character that I played, people are very connected to her. I used to get letters from young gay and lesbian and trans-gendered kids saying, 'I didn't kill myself because of Buffy'.~Amber Benson

Myself Character People

Right now I have more confidence in myself. I grew up.~Amelie Mauresmo

Myself Confidence Now

I need to work to support myself and my kids. No one pays for my support.~Amrita Singh

Work Myself Support

On the one hand, I always get the young ingenue, pretty parts. But I don't think of myself that way because I was an ugly duckling when I was growing up. I have to be reminded when I play a part sometimes that I'm playing the pretty girl.~Amy Carlson

Myself Girl Growing Up

I have swung on a flying trapeze, explored a glacier, and been hit in the face by a shark's tail while scuba diving. I like to throw myself fully into projects and adventures, which is probably how I managed to publish a book in the first place.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Myself Book Flying

The truth is, I like to engage with life fully. Given an opportunity to do something I don't often get a chance to do, I feel the need to try it, even if I suspect I'll make a fool out of myself.~Amelia Atwater-Rhodes

Life Myself Truth

I just wanted to be myself and that's why I chose to do 'Big Brother,' because I wanted everyone to see the real Amy Childs.~Amy Childs

Myself Brother Real

I love to cook and really enjoy cleaning my house. People always tease me about getting a maid. My girlfriend tells me that they are only $40 and will do everything. But that is my time to unwind, put my hair in a ponytail, throw on sweats, and be myself.~Amy Weber

Love Time Myself

I enjoyed entertaining people since I was a little girl. There was nothing better than making people laugh. That, and the need to express myself in a safe environment.~Amy Weber

Myself Girl People

I see myself starring in and producing major feature films.~Amy Weber

Myself See I See

I put a lot of pressure on myself, but I also have what I call an X-factor.~Amy Weber

Myself Pressure Call

I kind of do this awkward body language because, growing up, I had a really hard time expressing myself vocally.~Analeigh Tipton

Time Myself Growing Up

I don't really believe in regret or mistakes. I try to take everything as it is, be comfortable with myself.~Analeigh Tipton

Myself Mistakes Regret

The tension between 'yes' and 'no', between 'I can' and 'I cannot', makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.~Anatole Broyard

Life Self Human Life

I explained I wanted to descend as quickly as possible to camp IV in order to warm myself and gather a supply of hot drink and oxygen in the event I might need to go back up the mountain to assist descending climbers.~Anatoli Boukreev

Myself Mountain Back Up

My family life and my ideals, my commitment to the community and to other people - all people - has been improved. I think less about myself and more about my community today.~Andre Braugher

Life Family Myself

I wanted to be a scientist. My undergraduate degree is in biology, and I really did think I might go off and be some kind of a lady Darwin someplace. It turned out that I'm really awful at science and that I have no gift for actually doing science myself. But I'm very interested in others who practice science and in the stories of science.~Andrea Barrett

Myself Science Gift

I find DIY really therapeutic. I lose myself in it, because you can concentrate on the task and not think about all the other stuff going on in your life.~Andrea McLean

Life Myself You

I find myself to be quite sarcastic, and I wouldn't want to be with someone who didn't get that.~Andrej Pejic

Myself Want Find

Fashion is quite inclusive and good at embracing different things and different forms of beauty. It's a very liberal industry. You can be yourself. Just not overweight.~Andrej Pejic

Beauty Good Be Yourself

I know people want me to sort of defend myself, to sit here and be like, 'I'm a boy, but I wear make-up sometimes.' But, you know, to me, it doesn't really matter.~Andrej Pejic

Myself People Me

I'm not a big fan of identity politics and sort of picking one thing and defining yourself with it.~Andrej Pejic

Politics Yourself Identity

My sister called her pillow a pilgo. My brother called his pacifier his nimma. But I don't think I was much of a word generator myself.~Andrew Clements

Sister Myself Brother

That's all I want, to keep losing myself.~Andrew Garfield

Myself Losing Want

You don't want to be a one-trick pony. On a lot of Smiths songs, I used a pick or a plectrum, and for some of the slow songs, I used my thumbs and my fingers. That's why I love the bass - it's adaptable, and you can express yourself so well with it.~Andy Rourke

Love Yourself Want

I'm not running from any particular problems, I just want to take some time and figure out in my life where I can keep doing what I'm doing but in a way that I can also honor what I want to do for myself.~Andy Stern

Life Time Myself

I think I'm one of those guys who was sort of always in comedy. I thought of myself - and other people seemed to think of me - as funny from a very young age. I was a very young comedy nerd and I even did sketch comedy in high school and college. I wrote and shot sketches on video and acted in them.~Andy Daly

Funny Myself Age

I didn't become a caddie because I wanted to be a caddie. I was a caddie because that was how I could make money and feed myself. It was work. It was a dignified job.~Angel Cabrera

Work Myself Money

Photography has been a passion of mine since I was 15. After my kids were born I found myself incorporating my photography into different art endeavors and from there it just blossomed.~Angela Cartwright

Art Myself Passion

I was at a U2 concert and someone asked me if my hair color was real... I thought to myself, if I had $1 for every time someone asked me this, I would be very rich.~Angie Everhart

Time Myself Color

I look at myself, and how much I've gotten just because I play a sport well.~Angela Ruggiero

Myself Look Play

My own contentious relationship with gaming continued through high school and college: I still enjoyed playing games from time to time, but I always found myself pushed away by the sexism that permeated gaming culture. There were constant reminders that I didn't really belong.~Anita Sarkeesian

Time Relationship Myself

To write a story, I think you really have to open yourself up to the world.~Ann Brashares

World Yourself You

Gestating characters feels something like the mental equivalent of gestating a baby. In both cases, to create them you lose yourself. Or at least you reshape yourself to encompass them.~Ann Brashares

Baby Yourself You

I'm aware families sit around the telly to watch 'Vera', which is making entertainment out of murder. But I don't enjoy reading about people's pain. I tend to put myself in that position, and it's not somewhere I want to be.~Ann Cleeves

Myself Pain People

When you treat yourself right, you run better and more efficiently. Which means you don't have to go 100 miles an hour to get everything done.~Ann Curry

Yourself Treat Better

Both my mother's family and my father's family go back almost a hundred years in the district. I was born in the district, raised in the district, raised my family in the district. And so that's the way I see myself.~Ann Kirkpatrick

Mother Family Myself

I consider myself a pretty good extemporaneous speaker. Even though I don't like speaking in front of people, I don't think I'm bad at it.~Anna D. Shapiro

Myself Good People

I think of myself as actually kind of prudish and girly, but I don't know if a lot of other people would see me that way.~Anna D. Shapiro

Myself People Me

I'm getting less and less interested in the problems of youth. I'm much more interested in the idea of emotional paralysis, and I find myself less interested in work that doesn't have anything to do with a conversation about the world.~Anna D. Shapiro

Work Myself Youth

If you act weird, people are going to treat you weird, but if you're just yourself, people respond to that.~AnnaSophia Robb

Yourself People Treat

I want to express myself to feel that what I feel is real. My joy, my pain, my anger.~Annabella Sciorra

Myself Anger Pain

Your mind can't always tell the difference between pretend and reality if you pretend too long; or if you go too deep and really believe in what you're doing. If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there, it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place, whatever that is.~Annabella Sciorra

Deep Yourself Reality

If you're going to be that kind of actor and go way out there, it's really important to take care of yourself and have a safe place, whatever that is.~Annabella Sciorra

Yourself Important Care

Maybe I could have been good as a drawer if I had done it as much as I did writing, but it's more scary to draw. It's more revealing. You can't disguise yourself in drawing.~Anne Carson

Good Writing Yourself

What I really see myself doing is late-night TV. No woman has ever done it.~Anna Benson

Myself Woman Doing

You have to get it in your brain that you don't belong to yourself as an actor, but that you belong to the director who creates the character.~Anne Parillaud

Character Yourself Brain

Knowing what I know of love, I hang back because I don't like to lie to myself.~Anne Parillaud

Love Myself Lie

It will be thought that I am acting strangely in concerning myself at this day with what appears at first sight and simply a well-known method of fortune-telling.~A. E. Waite

Myself Day I Am

I don't look at myself as suffering.~A. J. Langer

Myself Suffering Look

Both for my wife and myself, the personal friendships that have grown out of scientific contacts with colleagues from many different countries have been an important part of our lives, and the travels we have made together in connection with the world-wide scientific co-operation have given us rich treasures of experiences.~Aage Bohr

Wife Myself Together

It's so fun to play a villain. I get to tap into a side of myself I thought I never had.~Abbie Cobb

Myself Fun Play

I think you have to create your own stuff so I'm working on stuff for myself right now.~Abby Elliott

Myself You Think

I loved Billie Holiday more than any other person other than myself on the stage. Yeah, I do.~Abbey Lincoln

Myself Loved Holiday

I definitely gravitate towards things like vegetables, chicken, brown rice, but I don't deprive myself of anything. If I want a Sprinkles cupcake, I'm having a Sprinkles cupcake. But I'm not going to have one every day... you just have to have a sensible outlook on all of it.~Abigail Spencer

Myself Day Want

Dancing is something I do. Not something I just want to do. It's something I just do, depending on how I'm feeling. I don't see myself taking that as just a job.~Adam G. Sevani

Myself Job Feeling

I consider myself more of a cultural Jew; I'm not religious in any way.~Adam Lamberg

Myself Way Religious

I thought twenty was pretty scary, like, not being able to call myself a teenager anymore, and feeling like an adult - that kind of made me nervous.~Adam Lamberg

Myself Me Feeling

I have patterned myself after my father and God.~Adam Petty

Myself Father God

Limit your inputs to only those that support a certain kind of self-destructive behavior, and you can be cheered with enthusiasm as you drive yourself off a cliff.~Adam-Troy Castro

Support Yourself Drive

I myself don't have Netflix. And recently, I was staying at a friend's place who did, and I was feeling rather poorly one morning, and I sat down and watched the entire series of 'The Killing,' the American version of 'The Killing' in one day. I just got hooked. I thought, 'Wow, I've never done this before.'~Aden Young

Morning Myself Day

My advice to young actors is to push yourself and to aspire to be great.~Adriane Lenox

Great Yourself Advice

Every now and then, you'll get one of those days when you're feeling rubbish or when you have to pretty much drag yourself out of bed to get to training. But then you'll see the Olympic pool, and all the excitement and adrenaline will come rushing back.~Aimee Willmott

Training Yourself Feeling

The first rule of management is delegation. Don't try and do everything yourself because you can't.~Anthea Turner

Management Yourself You

Reading a play, you view yourself as part of a whole. You see where the whole thing is going, and so you're willing to go to the very ugly place that your heart may go in order to serve the whole.~Annie Parisse

Heart May Yourself

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.~Anthony Doerr

End Book Yourself

It's great to express yourself and tell other people's stories and get into the minds of people who aren't like you.~Antonia Thomas

Great People Yourself

I try to be a good person every day. If you didn't like me, there would be something wrong with you, because I really go out and work as hard as I can to help people. I put myself last - always. I'm a giver all the way.~Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Work Myself Good

I consider myself a Christian - a true believer in Jesus Christ - that He died for our sins.~Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Myself Christian True

I don't consider myself any denomination.~Antonio Sabato, Jr.

Myself Consider Any

I think about and study people. I think I make people uneasy sometimes by being so curious as to why they do what they do. I find myself thinking about this fairly obsessively, and I can't stop until I've found an answer.~Antonya Nelson

Myself Thinking People

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