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Warhol’s images made sense to me, although I knew nothing at the time of his background in commercial art. To be honest, I didn’t think about him a hell of a lot.
I grew up listening to pop; I grew up listening to ’60s pop music, the Beatles, the Monkees, Herman’s Hermits and all that stuff. So I had a very strong background of listening to great pop music.
The biggest surprise to people is that I sang background on Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ album.
The original and very basic ‘Law & Order’ series has always seemed to me to be 100-percent exposition, with no filler, no pesky nuances and almost no background about the series’ continuing characters – just the hard nuts and bolts of pure storytelling.
Most Americans think there’s already universal background checks. They don’t understand why there wouldn’t be a background check to purchase a weapon.
Typically, when you look for role models, you want someone who has your interests and came from the same background. Well, look how restricting that is. What people should do is take role models a la carte. If there’s someone whose character you appreciated, you respect that trait.
My forebears refused to cut the sugar cane for plantation owners, and I am recognisably a product of that background.
Now, no matter what background you come from, there is nobody in this world who can say that their life is without troubles. Everybody faces problems at some point in their life. All that matters is how you deal with it.
I’m not from a theatrical background where people do like to work it out on some stage space.
As an actor, my background is in the theater and I feel that my strong suit is period work, but I actually didn’t do much of it at all, until the last three or four years. I’m loving it!
You do tend to miss that repetition of day in and day out in a restaurant. I would like to open someplace where I can get back in touch with that side of my restaurant background. It is something we have plans to do and not sure how or when, but it is not too far away.
Adoptive parents are taking on enormous responsibility, both emotionally and financially. Quite frankly, they need as much disclosure as possible about the child’s background and health to assure the best fit and be prepared.
It is good if newcomers have a theatre background. It helps in films.
Man’s unique reward, however, is that while animals survive by adjusting themselves to their background, man survives by adjusting his background to himself.
I really looked up to Tina Fey as a writer, and because I did have a background in writing, she is someone whose career I really did admire.
Having a stadium in France named after a footballer from the Ivory Coast, even if I’m proud of my France-Ivory Coast background, is a great proof of integration.
My whole background, my whole life was just lots and lots of theater, a lot of that being musical theater.
Acting is a really simple job – it’s just hard to do. You just have to be that person with their background in that situation. That’s all it is. My kids do it all the time when they’re dressing up and playing games.
I came to accept during my freshman year that many of the gaps in my knowledge and understanding were simply limits of class and cultural background, not lack of aptitude or application as I’d feared.
I come from a middle class background. I have travelled a lot by trains and have lived in the world. It is a world I cannot get away from; I would not even want to.
I find something fascinating about the quiet man in the background who has no desire to be the center of attention.
My background is putting in large systems that change lives… The right kind of systems can bring honesty and efficiency.
I have a dance background. I have an athletic background.
I realized pretty soon that I have to do more than just play bass in the background way. So, I developed a kind of playing which only a handful of musicians accepted.
I do have some theatrical background. I’ve written plays and seen plays and read plays. But I also read novels. One thing I don’t read is screenplays.
Nothing in my background has anything to do with films. In that sense, I am a complete outsider.
As you would expect, I come from a business background, and the idea that a finance director would be somewhat not working closely with the CEO of a company is very strange to anyone in the business world.
I have a taekwondo background, but I also try to invent new moves and make sure that when I step into the Octagon, I’m a different fighter.
So if you want to have a great video game-based movie you have to keep the mood of the game, use the normal character setup – but you have to flesh out the story and provide more background for the characters.
Newspaper reporting is really storytelling. We call our articles ‘stories,’ and we try to tell them in a way that even people who don’t know all the background can understand them.
My background is in hardware design. I found hardware work to be a welcome change from thousands of hours of programming and that led to the designs you mentioned.
I like to invest in companies where I can really add value from my experience, network, etc., so checking out my portfolio of other investments, and my background, will generally give some guidance there.
At this point, I feel fairly comfortable in terms of performance. I think having a sketch background actually helps a lot. Because my background is acting, and stand-up, in a lot of ways, is acting.
Universal background checks and closing existing loopholes can prevent prohibited purchasers, such as convicted felons, the dangerously mentally ill and domestic abusers from accessing guns.
Work all paled into the background as soon as I had a baby.
I came from Winnipeg and a small-town background, and I wouldn’t say a depressed area, but Winnipeg has never been a rich area like Toronto.
When I moved to Mumbai I had no acting background and so was unable to make a breakthrough for years.
I could hear music playing in the background of works by certain authors, like Poe and Shakespeare. And I discovered Nikki Giovanni when I was in eighth grade. Her writing has a musical energy with pulse and rhythm, almost like jazz or hip-hop.
I come from a working-class background in Queens, New York.
Let’s find a new way to think about the entire taxonomy of solar system objects, and not clutch to this concept of ‘planet,’ which, of course, only ever meant, ‘Do you move against the background stars, regardless of what you’re made of?’
I have a strong art-history background.
The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren’t a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.
Growing up in a Mennonite background, there’s not much media.
Our co-founder and company president, Jim Levy, came from a record industry background and understood the marketing and promotion of artists as well as products. So the video game business went from absolutely zero designer credit to something approaching rock star promotion.
I come from a very working class background. My dad worked in a factory for 40 years. We all put ourselves through school.
My own basketball background was ripping up my ACL in a lawyer’s league.
When I was a kid, I desperately wanted more background information on especially cartoonists.
‘Porgy and Bess’ has never been thought of as a dance show, and yet it’s filled with dance. It uses dance to punctuate the action, or as background, or as atmosphere; even when it’s front and center, it isn’t crucial.
Good investors must learn to contextualize the daily background noise.
I’m not from a retail background, but I am a shopper.
I have a curious background for someone who turns out to be a writer.
I come from a background of experimental music which mingled real sounds together with musical sounds.
The vocal arrangements are a big part of the formula for a Bad Religion song – layered harmonies and background vocals. So when I start to describe the elements of Bad Religion’s sound, it starts to sound like a Christmas choir.
The New Testament witnesses were fully aware of the background against which the resurrection took place.
Every life of a character is within a context. If I write detached from a social and political background, my story looks like a soap opera where everybody is indoors, not working and living off their emotions.
Every child in every neighborhood, of every color, class and background, deserves a school that will help them succeed.
One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
The closest person in the industry to me who is like a big brother is Tyrese. He gives me a lot of good advice. We both do the same things. We’re both from the same background.
Accountancy prepares one to be able to run very different kinds of businesses, and my background prepared me for the music.
For me personally, I have vitiligo, so my whole career, it’s always been this very odd debate: ‘Does she want to be white? Is she white and black? Is her mum white?’ It’s always been this question of my background, my race, and what I stand for.
Anything that keeps you happy and writing is part of my writing ritual: I like music, so I tend to have it playing in the background. But if I’m interested, I can write in an airport waiting areas.
It’s good for me to pull away from something that is just done for effect, which was basically Sue White in ‘Green Wing.’ In that, it was very much: if in trouble, gurn, or fall down. There was no character background to Sue. You didn’t know who she was. She didn’t have any toehold in any kind of reality.
A classic is a work which persists as a background noise even when a present that is totally incompatible with it holds sway.
There is in my work a very strong religious foreground and background. In the later work some of that tends to diminish, but it’s certainly present in the early work.
I joined the Labour party because I believed in equality, in freedom of speech and in tolerance, compassion and understanding for people, irrespective of their background and views. In whatever I decide to do in the future I will hold to those principles.
At the time, I didn’t know that bass would not be enough for me. I’m not a bass player because bass is always a background instrument even to this very day.
My mixed-race background made me a broad person, able to relate to different cultures. But any woman of colour, even a mixed colour, is seen as black in America. So that’s how I regard myself.
The new history is really ancient history newly discovered. Journalists are taking crash courses in the blood-drenched background of Serbs, Croats, Bosnians, North Ossetians, Armenians and Azerbaijanis.
I wanna make my imprint in the game as far as music – hip-hop, and just music, period. ‘Cause I come from hip-hop, that’s my background, but I’m not gonna let that limit me from where I can go.
All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick – no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background.
I come from an army background, and everyone at my home has a habit of getting up early. I continue this habit even today.
God has a team. It’s made up of African-American, Anglo, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, and a variety of other people and cultures. He never wants you to make your distinction, your history, or your background so precious to you that it messes up His team.
If you have somebody who’s brilliant and highly creative with a different point of view than you have, and a very different intellectual background, great things can happen.
My dance background helped me tremendously. Dancing is like second nature to me.
I started out from a pretty modest background, so I always had a pretty good sense of money. I always had to work for my money, save my own money, I always bought my own stuff with my money… trying not to waste money unnecessarily.
I come from a theater background. I studied acting at NYU and also the Groundlings in L.A.
I have a crazy background in music, both as a performer and writer.
My mom is Jamaican and Chinese, and my dad is Polish and African-American, so I had a pretty diverse culinary background to work with.
The Depression was an incredibly dramatic episode – an era of stock-market crashes, breadlines, bank runs and wild currency speculation, with the storm clouds of war gathering ominously in the background… For my money, few periods are so replete with human interest.
I’ve got a particular way of writing novels, and that carries over into the way I write comics and games, too. I’m a news journalist by background, so I approach everything as reporting – I treat it as real, I ask the questions I’d ask in a real situation, and I let the characters speak for themselves.
I think that much of this was running in background as I contemplated whether or not to attend the PS 99 reunion, although I certainly anticipated that I would not; it smelled like death, not youth.
I went to graduate school with zero expectation. I kind of backed into it. I wanted to go back to school because I felt gaps in my literary background. I studied mostly twentieth-century English literature in college, so I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll go back for my writing.’
I come from a very conservative background.
I don’t have a background in design, so I think it’s always about what I see in the world and what inspires me. So yes, I am designing for myself. I’m going through this whole evolution, which is a process of growing up and going from modeling to styling to designing.
I come from a theatrical background, where, if you’re working on a movie or a play, you always respect the people you work with. You’re accommodating.
My background is in psychology and I’m also a stage actor. That’s my background.
I come from a secular background.
I come from a pop background, but I’m also a Puerto Rican and I do feel this music. My approach to salsa is a humble one, and I defy anybody to prove that I’m faking it.
My food is Louisiana, New Orleans-based, well-seasoned, rustic. I think it’s pretty unique because of my background being influenced by my mom, Portuguese and French Canadian. There’s a lot going on there.
Imagine how foolish you’d look if, like one clever salesman who once pitched to me, you tried to license your product to a big industry player without knowing they just launched a competing product. With the right background research, he could have avoided that and other landmines – and so can you.
I was not put here to be a background character in someone else’s movie!
Music is made to be listened to, so you immediately have an issue where you’re playing it in the background like wallpaper. Music doesn’t want to behave like that.
I guess that if I was a normal cartoonist who did things properly, I’d think up the background information first and then come up with the story. Saying that, you’d think that I don’t really think through anything.
The background – your own history – is way more important than what you can achieve as a professional.
For me, playing music while I write is important. Several of the romantic scenes in ‘Paris’ were written with Debussy’s ‘String Quartet,’ his ‘L’Apres-midi d’une Faune,’ or Canteloube’s ‘Songs of the Auvergne’ playing in the background.
The best writers who have put pen to paper have often had a journalism background.
I lived in L.A. for four years, and basically, every corner you go to, or in a restaurant, you can’t even find people from the same background.
I came from the Bronx and a certain background. I worked really hard. I kept my focus on the right things.
My family wasn’t involved in the college. They were more of just your ‘white trash’ kind of family. And so I have that kind of background, but I always kind of aspired to be something else, and I made a lot of different friends over the years that were passing through.
I live in Derry, a little town in Ireland, and I don’t have the background of Hollywood or Broadway.
My background is that I came from a middle class family, and I think those values stay where ever you go.
A person shows himself for an instant as in a photograph but clearer and in the background something which is bigger than his shadow.
I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. My background was modest, and I worked at a Portuguese bakery in town.
I tell students that the opportunities I had were a result of having a good educational background. Education is what allows you to stand out.
All of my puppets have their own personalities, their own background, and they enjoy what they do. How they say things, sing things, how they talk. I kind of created them out of my own personality. They are all me.
One of the nicest things about receiving the accolade of Australia is that, previously, the knighthood was historically for what was termed ‘the establishment.’ Now, this is an accolade for somebody who comes from a working-class background. Someone whose father was a truck driver and decided to buy a truck.
I don’t wish hardship on anybody. My background was one of being very difficult, very hard, and they were subject to the times I lived in. I wouldn’t wish that on anybody.
I spent 10 years as a marketing manager. I’ve found my experience in the financial world invaluable background for writing about white-collar crimes.
I have a background and an understanding of what’s happened in the Middle East that a lot of people don’t have, because there’s been no interest.
I grew up very much in a sporting background. I always wanted to be an actor, but my escapism always came in sports.
I came from the most orthodox background you could ask for.
I definitely people-watch. I often see photos of myself with my children: I’m always in the background with my mouth wide open, looking somewhere else.
My fiction is almost always inspired by a character’s need or desire to rise above him- or herself. No one is perfect and some of us have much adversity in our lives; it is those people who struggle to rise above their nature or background that I find the most interesting and heroic.
The background score plays an important role in black comedies.
I never took classic business classes in college, so I don’t have the background that any of the people running large companies have.
If you’re from a poor background, you have to work even harder. But that’s what makes you who you are.
It doesn’t matter where you’re from. You can be from the hood or the suburbs. You can be poor with no education or a college graduate. No matter your background, you can win.
I have a background writing screenplays and teleplays. I’ve tried to write prose and fiction but never really completed anything I thought worthy of publication or worthy of anyone else to even look at.
I’m a New Yorker. My background is in theater, so staying here, I have the opportunity to get back to that, which I would love to do.
I thought to myself, ‘All right, let’s take a look at your resume. You have no financial background. You have basketball, that’s what you have, for your whole life.’
I started with Bobby Darin. He signed me to Capitol when I was 15. I was 14, getting ready to be 15. Then the next encounter I had was with I think Peggy Lee. I sang background with The Blossoms with Darlene Love.
I grew up on food stamps. I come from a very humble background. And I’ve had many friends that have been destitute – you know, running into trouble – and places like The Midnight Mission have given them hope and have fed them and gotten them back on the right path.
I got the call to play Tony Manero in ‘Saturday Night Fever’ in Madrid, a role I’d always wanted, as it’s such a well-constructed show, and my background is in musical theatre. I’d been travelling back and forth between London and Spain for auditions and had been borrowing money from friends to do it.
Ever since Woodward and Bernstein, there’s sort of been an epidemic of confidential sources in Washington, in particular where people will actually – when you call them up on the phone, they’ll say, ‘This is off the record,’ or, ‘This is on background,’ or they don’t even wait for you to say anything.
One’s mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
Sometimes there’s a snobbery among literary types that these people don’t really get it, but in a lot of ways they get it more than the literati. There’s a culture in the background that they understand and know. They get that deeper level.
I had come from an orchestral background, but I didn’t really have any orchestral pieces for film.
I came from this very traditional background and I benefited hugely from feminism. I felt privileged going to university and doing a PhD. Most people of my background don’t get to do that.
I come from a dancing background, and I know it’s stereotypical, but I would dance because I wasn’t comfortable speaking to people.
I’ve often thought that my background in rock ‘n’ roll has gone to waste in film work. My background was that I was a rock ‘n’ roll drummer and I don’t think I used drums in my first ten years of film scoring.
I did a lot of background and research on ‘End Of Watch,’ and I definitely used certain skills that I learned.
Music as background to me becomes like a mosquito, an insect. In the studio we have big speakers, and to me that’s the way music should be listened to. When I listen to music, I want to just listen to music.
I’ve been a conservative my whole life. There is nothing hard-right or far-right about anything. I just believe in ideas and that ideas matter in history, and that’s my background, and that’s the way I’d like to be portrayed.
Eventually I just want to live a normal life. I want to get married and have children and cook, wash… all the things that I do now. My background is very normal and steady, and that’s what I like.
When I first came to California, it was fun and exciting to get any part in any movie and get paid for it. Because of my size and my background, it seemed like I was right for just about anything.
I’m much calmer when there’s no TV or music playing in the background.
I come from a very working-class background.
I think that my preaching style and many of my ideas and ideals about faith are based in both Pentecostal and Baptist background.
I want to focus on each scene. I’m a real perfectionist, and I don’t want to feel like I didn’t consider every possible variation of a scene. I come from a theater background, so I’m used to a lot of repetition, and I’m used to really attacking something over and over and over again.
I had an affinity for criminal law because I came from that background. I understood it. A lot of lawyers of color understand the inequities of the system and become defense attorneys.
My brothers and I were raised by our parents to respect everyone regardless of background or race.
Sigmund Freud was a novelist with a scientific background. He just didn’t know he was a novelist. All those damn psychiatrists after him, they didn’t know he was a novelist either.
How are things visible? Can you see an egg against a white background? Not by drawing a line around it can you make it evident.
If someone believes they are limited by their gender, race or background, they will become more limited.
I’m unique for a suspense author in that I don’t have a specialty background. A lot of suspense writers used to be lawyers or crime beat reporters. I didn’t even know a cop when I started out. I finally figured out that I could visit prisons – I just had to be willing to make the phone calls.
I came from a folk-family background. Although we weren’t really the all-singing, all-dancing-around-the-piano folkies or anything like that, there is that idea of singing and playing with your parents and your family and your cousins.
Should we have background checks, waiting periods? To drive a car you have to pass a test that shows you know how to drive your car safely, you should have to do the same thing with guns.
Engineering producers who don’t play and have technology as a background may be the reason why there’s a lot of cold non-musical music, for lack of a better description.
I really don’t know what makes a comedian. I think it’s a family background and environment. Yet if you put the same ingredients in another person, he may never utter a funny line.
One day I was in Starbucks going through one of my books on accounting, and this beautiful young woman came up to me and said, ‘My accounting book is different from yours.’ Her name was Joyce, she had a background in finance and administration and ran a surgery center. Within a short time, we were married.
What strikes me every single time is that the aspirations of Indians are unique and unparalleled. They’re very demanding, regardless of background.
I like the idea of Wild Infancy, of people who have a deprived background, of starting out wild.
I do have musical background; I sing.
I’ve been shocked by film actors – 25 and under – having such confidence and cockiness to rewrite a scene. My background is more about the director being in control. It’s all about yielding. It’s an oddly submissive relationship in which you’re moulded, Pygmalion-style.
I felt better being in the background. That’s the way I like it.
See, I have no journalism in my background, so I wasn’t practised at research or writing non-fiction, nor at handling the truth in a journalistic way. Journalists know when to call a halt and write something, but I kept on looking for answers.
My undergraduate degree is in business, so I’m trying to get a bit of a background before I go in.
When I was younger, I was able to write with music playing in the background, but these days, I can’t. I find it distracting. Even when the music is just instrumental or has lyrics in a language I don’t understand, the clash between the voices in my head and the song can be very disorienting.
I will say to all the fellas out there that, seriously, I am a setup. I’m just like rose petals. I’m like incense. I’m a background thing for you when you do your thing with your lady. I’m a friend, only assisting you in your lurve machinations. So have no fear of me, people.
I studied movies for many years, but I am professionally an actor because I, my background is actually a stage actor and acting.
My background is in tech. I studied computer science, and was working on TechTV, so the first thing I wanted to do was see my favorite motherboard stories hit the front page; you know, like, really geeky stuff.
I’ve enjoyed appearing in Atlantic City. East Coast audiences are a bit brighter than Las Vegas audiences. I think most entertainers will tell you the same thing. The East Coast audiences are more perceptive – especially when it comes to a performer with a theatrical background.
The media picks on me because I don’t have a family background like other female leaders of South Asia. Look at Indira Gandhi, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, Benazir Bhutto, Sheikh Hasina. They were all someone’s daughter or wife. I have no such background.
My mom and dad put my brother and sister through university and they were very keen for us to have an academic background just to give us a chance.
I come from an African Caribbean background. I’ve been influenced by a reggae church music style, contemporary gospel, and rock all fused together.
The lighting is so important. One thing that makes me nuts about the lighting now is that they spend an enormous amount of time lighting the set, the background. But the most important thing in the scene is the actor.
I was shaped by a pit environment and the Second World War. My playground was on the pit tip at Clay Cross and I grew up with that mining background. My father was a miner and my granddad was a miner, and I would say three out of ten on the street where I was born were working in the pits.
When you see how fragile and delicate life can be, all else fades into the background.
Let’s start with the church. As you know, it’s my background, it’s a natural setting for me and it’s definitely my roots.
A lot of my background is in theatre, so when you’re on location, and the wind is really blowing, it’s raining, and you’ve got mud all over you, it really keeps you on your toes.
If you have to tell a story without speaking, it’s sort of like – I come from a dance background, so it’s like a ballet where you have to tell a story with just your body. I think that’s really interesting to have to tell a story with just your face and your mannerisms, and I’d like to tap into that world.
To give you some background, I represent the largest manufacturing district and the largest agricultural district in Ohio.
We believe a renewed commitment to limited government will unshackle our economy and create millions of new jobs and opportunities for all people, of every background, to succeed and prosper. Under this approach, the spirit of initiative – not political clout – determines who succeeds.
My life as a working theorist began three months after this preliminary study and background reading, when Oscar gently nudged me toward working on a particular problem.
There’s nothing in my background that would have said I was destined to be a senior politician.
I’d had the theater background for so long that I know that world inside out; I just didn’t know the pace of how a TV set works, like how a show shoots.
On a standard space shuttle crew, two of the astronauts have a test pilot background – the commander and the pilot.
If I get blocked, it is generally because I don’t know enough about some aspect of the story or the characters. The answer for this is generally more research, or making more background notes, so the place and person can be more fully realized inside my own mind.
I entered the literary world, really, from outside. My entire background has been in sciences; I was a biology major in college, then went to medical school. I’ve never had any formal training in writing.
I don’t know much about my biological background.
I’ve always said that theater was where I began, so everything I do now has a bit of my theater background in it. It was my training.
There are a lot of things you can do with a law degree background, but I just didn’t have a passion for it.
When you have such a huge past, a big background as we have, you can play off that – a lot of people do. But we felt we wouldn’t have a legitimate future unless we put something new together.
The way I look at it is, cancer research is absolutely nonpartisan. Cancer is very democratic in the sense that it attacks people regardless of their race, their gender, their national background, or their political persuasions.
Unfortunately, the boards of art institutions tend to be populated with well-meaning supporters of the arts who often lack any business background or appetite for imposing appropriate discipline.
My background was in performing originally.
I’m not the only guy who doesn’t have an independent wrestling background. You know, I have a football background, but I also have a wrestling one.
In all the background scores I do, I take care to see that the theme enriches the storyline and does not deviate from the mood of the scenes, context, characters and the entire movie.
My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did.
I always felt like the rug could be pulled out from under me at anytime. And coming from a racially mixed background, I always felt like I didn’t really fit in anywhere.
My wife loves cars, but the difference is she doesn’t have 20 years of understanding the background of them. She basically drives them and uses her gut feelings as to which is best.
We worked on solving the problem of voice communications in a noisy military environment. We established military codes that are highly audible and invented selection tests for personnel who had a superior ability to recognize sound in a noisy background.
Learn computer science. It’s extraordinarily helpful. I like recommending learning economics as well so they think in terms of business, they have rational frameworks for looking at the world, but yeah, computer science is an amazing way to get into, even if you want to be CEO, having a tech background is helpful.
Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.
My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.
It was very useful to learn the history, the theory, and the art of building from a practical background.
The cultural decoding that many American writers require has become an even harder task in the age of globalisation. The experience they describe has grown more private; its essential background, the busy larger world, has receded.
I studied audio engineering at university. The background I am from, music was never seen as a viable career; it was always a hobby.
It’s a miracle was the last track recorded for the album, we based it on the rhythm from the middle of ‘Late Home Tonight, where there’s Graham Broad playing lots and lots of drums with me shouting in the background, pretending to be a mad Arab leader.
I once did an event with Ian Rankin where he said he didn’t really need to do much background research because his books are set in the present, and I just thought: ‘You lucky, lucky beast!’ because as a historical novelist, I live constantly on the edge of wondering whether tissues had been invented.
My background is in acting, so I enjoy being able to show what I’m looking for. With acting, it’s very immediate when you show someone what you’re looking for, and the feedback is instantaneous as well.
Volunteering has been undervalued in Britain for a long time. Often it has been seen as a kind of cut-price, amateur version of work that would be better done by the state. When politicians speak about it, people hear in the background the sound of budgets being cut.
We should make it as easy as possible to be able to get a legal work visa – not citizenship, not a green card. Just a work visa, with a background check and a Social Security card so that applicable taxes would get paid.
I come from a background where money has never been an issue.
I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.
We’ve had enough with the gun shows where you can buy from private sellers with no FBI background check.
My early novels were very understated and English. Fourteen years ago, I met and married my American husband, and as I learned more about his background and culture, I became interested in using American voices.
I value my Catholic background very much. It taught me not to be afraid of rigorous thought, for one thing.
There are so many different criteria for my collecting, and I have to confess that the goalposts do shift. But obviously, with my background, I am particularly drawn to things that have been documented in contemporary magazines.
My whole background is character acting: weird costumes, fat suits, playing men, playing animals – I’ve never played anyone with whom there’s any overlapping Venn diagram.
I have a background in theater. At the time I read ‘The Loved Ones’ script, I was playing Catherine the Great of Russia onstage. Straight after that, I played Stella in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ and Isabella in ‘Measure for Measure.’
I didn’t have a normal background – I was completely demented from a very early age!
During his public life, Barack Obama has often referred to his biracial background and itinerant childhood and has said, ‘In no other country on Earth is my story even possible.’ True.
My background is economics and maths. I think one of the reasons I studied humanities at all, or even went into journalism, is because, like, science and maths wasn’t cool in England when I was growing up. No one ever talked to the engineering students at Oxford.
I have so much respect for people who do blue-collar work because I come from that background myself.
I’ve always been a happy-go-lucky person. I haven’t got any dark tales, I didn’t draw on my own past, I’m from a very normal stable background and had an amazing childhood, and I haven’t got any complaints really.
I was born in a family with a strong military background, so I chose to be a soldier.
In this movie they took them up in space. They’re floating around and doing zero gravity stuff. Well, they had to do it all on wires. All the wires had to be painted black against this black background. If you didn’t light it properly you could see the wires. Drove them crazy!
Anything is possible. My background is a bad background, but a lot of people said I couldn’t do it. You can do anything if you put your mind to it.
I come out of an academic background, and I’m aware that what I’m doing is simultaneously research and fiction. I want to meet both those obligations.
I always think of my characters as alive human beings and try to generate questions around their life and understand their socio-political background. It was a lot of questioning and reading.
Further Education should be about the ability to learn, not the ability to pay – everyone who is able should have the opportunity, regardless of their family background. I don’t want to see students struggling with huge debts or frightened off even going to university in the first place.
People like Spencer Tracy held up because they had the background originally, but to this day they never have changed Mr. Gable’s role, or most of them.
You know what I would like to do: make a film with actors standing in empty space so that the spectator would have to imagine the background of the characters.
The conception of background music is changing. You use less and less of it these days.
I’ve known a lot of religious people. My mother is very religious, but she also is very private about it. When I was growing up, she never went to church. She just prayed and read her Bible and kept it to herself. I’m not from a background of flamboyant believers. It’s much more a personal issue.
The prevailing – and foolish – attitude is that a good manager can be a good manager anywhere, with no special knowledge of the production process he’s managing. A man with a financial background may know nothing about manufacturing shoes or cars, but he’s put in charge anyway.
My family background has always been very supportive. They’re going to be there for me no matter what.
I should like to say that I am as proud of my Chinese heritage and background as I am devoted to modern science, a part of human civilization of Western origin, to which I have dedicated and I shall continue to dedicate my work.
The idea of right and wrong, being righteous, acknowledging when you make a mistake, repentance – all these important things I got from my Catholic background.
I didn’t want to go out and change anything. I just wanted to make the music that was part of my background, which was rock and blues and hip-hop.
It’s against type in the sense of my background, but it’s with type in the sense that I am a loner who’s new to this business and sceptical about a lot of it.
My background is Scottish.
I didn’t come from a traditional background of studying theater and doing Shakespeare.
Chicago is a lot of my background as a chef.
I knew I’d just done one of the most amazing things that I will ever get a chance to do. Just to be part of a musical that’s not your background and to pull it off and to think that we’ve done something that’s really special.
I wonder if I would have been less organic of a designer without my background. Maybe I would be more academic about designing, more methodical. I want things to be a certain way, and I’m very precise, but school itself wasn’t that relevant for me.
If you deny that any principles of conduct at all are common to and admitted by all men who try to behave reasonably – well, I don’t see how you can have any ethics or any ethical background for law.
I don’t come from a film background. I haven’t learned anything about films or film-making. But I have a thirst to know everything about my profession. I want to learn about cinematography, about editing, about music recordings, about post-production. So when people in the know talk, I willingly listen.
To be successful, you really have to put your ego in the background and try to be diplomatic to achieve what you want to achieve.
My background is that of a competitive athlete and a fighter, and I’m bringing something totally different to ‘The Biggest Loser’ that wasn’t there before.
As a musician and a guitar player, I can noodle as well as anybody. But from my background as a session musician, I always try to play what is called for by the lyric and listening to the song. As a writer, that’s what I do, too.
I’m trying to push for common-sense gun reform and mental illness reform so we can make sure that these individuals that have a criminal background that are mentally unstable and have a history of domestic violence are no longer able to get a gun.
I come from a small town and I come from a background where we didn’t have money to travel. I thought I’d have to join the military to get to Europe. So I’m thrilled to travel.
I came from a religious, homeschooled background; I had conventional views across the board.
There is a real diversity of talent and background on the A list so as to better reflect our society in all walks. There are people who have been candidates before, Councillors, Doctors, business leaders, charity campaigners.
Having a Congress with a more diverse educational and professional background would serve the country well. And given the budget challenges facing America today, we might benefit from a few more cold, calculating problem solvers, and fewer courtroom impresarios.
It’s been fun to just play bass in a band and play live but be in the background.
I can’t just listen to music walking down the street unless I have a reason to. I can’t just listen to music as a piece of junk in the background. It drives me insane.
I came up from a difficult background.
If you look at classic Hollywood films, they tend to shoot close-ups on quite long lenses and the background it out of focus. You know, it’s just a mush.
I think what makes the Byrds stand up all these years is the basis in folk music. Folk music, being a timeless art form, is the foundation of the Byrds. We were all from a folk background. We considered ourselves folk singers even when we strapped on electric instruments and dabbled in different things.
I’m not of a science background, I was never a comic book geek, and I was never a gamer.
I grew up poor with a very distinctive working-class accent. In England in the 1980s and 1990s this would have impeded my professional advancement. This background has never set me back in America.
Like any black kid on a Sunday, your mom’s cleaning the house to music. So that was, like, my very first memory. My mom having it in the background with incense lit.
I entered this career having no background or connection to acting.
Every philosophy is tinged with the coloring of some secret imaginative background, which never emerges explicitly into its train of reasoning.
English has been this vacuum cleaner of a language, because of its history meeting up with the Romans and then the Danes, the Vikings and then the French and then the Renaissance with all the Latin and Greek and Hebrew in the background.
Now learning a bit more about footballers I think what they need to do well, is someone who really wants to stay in the background and just be a strong support.
Bin Laden comes out of a business background – he studied public administration and economics at university, and he worked for his family company, which was obviously a rather successful enterprise.
The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion or ethnic background, is that we all believe we are above-average drivers.
I come from a violent background. So I became hard. I realised that I had made myself that way to deal with a feeling of abandonment and shame.
I did not have a very literary background. I came to poetry from the sciences and mathematics, and also through an interest in Japanese and Chinese poetry in translation.
The whole background of ‘Avian’ is rain. I was just playing with textures and realizing you can touch music.
My musical background is like almost every non classical musician in the world. One day a special record was heard and that was it. I was hooked, started trying to play various instruments and was off to bar land to become a rock star. What else?
My background with Cummings was rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, but Tuesday liked to walk in and do the scene. I must say that she was really wonderful. Aggravating, but wonderful.
My martial arts background is Tae Kwon Do.
No matter where you are from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your socioeconomic status is, every person can achieve his or her dreams.
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you’re a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that’s pretty cool.
As the books grew bigger and more ambitious, the situations in question sometimes became political ones, and so it became necessary to start painting in the social background on a scale which eventually became panoramic.
I’m Cuban-American, everybody says. I have a Cuban background, Cuban blood.
I come from an academic background. I wasn’t raised to be into promoting myself.
We don’t have a jewellery background, so we just come up with these things that we wanna wear, that we wish were out there, you know?
This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States’ military interventions.
I was very excited and interested as a background dancer or as a theatre actor or when I was working on TV, or even on the film which didn’t do well, like ‘Byomkesh.’
Surely the President can agree with us, that theft from government is not good. I know it’s bold. It’s out on the edge. I know from a Chicago-Springfield background it’s hard to fully grasp that honesty could be part of government.
I have had national security background, 10 years on the Intelligence Committee, the last two years as chair.
I entered politics from a completely different background from other people in this field, and that has helped me to see and deal with things differently.
Merit should count more than academic background.
My background is in theater. I was a theater major in college.
I think a lot of people think I was born in a blue suit, on the David Brinkley show. And that isn’t me. I am much more that kid who grew up in South St. Louis, in a very modest household, with a simple background with parents who didn’t get through high school.
Writing an encyclopedia is hard. To do anywhere near a decent job, you have to know a great deal of information about an incredibly wide variety of subjects. Writing so much text is difficult, but doing all the background research seems impossible.
In a sense, fantasy is a freer play of the imagination. You can achieve exactly the situation you want with less groundwork, less of a need to fill in all of the background. For science fiction, I would use a lot of sources to set up, for instance, what a being from another planet would be like.
I wouldn’t say that I’m a travel novelist, but rather a novelist who travels – and who uses travel as a background for finding stories of places.
Christianity emerged from the religion of Israel. Or rather, it has as its background a persistent strain in that religion. To that strain Christians have looked back, and rightly, as the preparation in history for their faith.
Professionally I’ve evolved with what’s required, but the pictures I do for pleasure haven’t changed, except for the cars in the background, the clothing. I haven’t changed at all.
The arts don’t care what your background is. They belong to everyone.
I came from a socially deprived background when I was 15, 16 years old, but one thing I knew was one – you don’t abuse a policeman, and two – you don’t steal things.
I’m just a husband waltzing in the background.
As a kid, I had a background in theater.
Los Angeles is such a great meritocracy. Where can someone with my background – don’t have the right family background, the right religion, the right provenance or whatever you want to call it – I come here and I’m accepted. The city’s been good to me. And I want to give back.
If you’re a wildlife filmmaker and you’re going out into the field to film animals, especially behavior, it helps to have a fundamental background on who these animals are, how they work and, you know, a bit about their behaviors.
Before the arrival of the Credit Union, people who were from the poor background or a working class background couldn’t borrow from banks.
A lot of people don’t know that my background is completely classical. For a while there, I was all about Moliere and the Greeks and Brecht and Tennessee Williams.
With a photograph, you are left with the same modes of interpretation as you are with a book. You ask: ‘What do we know about the author and their background? What do I know about the subject?’
My background is somewhat unusual, as I trained to be a ballet dancer. I worked in the theatre for eight or nine years as a contemporary dancer. But as an actor one does read Shakespeare and does try to learn the classics.
Offhand, the only North American writers I can think of who have come from a background of rural poverty and gone on to write about it have been Negroes.
The discipline of desire is the background of character.
The race is your face. Obviously, I come from a mixed background. Who I am and how I look and being black.
Background checks, waiting periods, reports of transfers, and access to mental health records have not stopped the legal sale of firearms to legitimate buyers.
My father came from a very poor background, but I was very fortunate in the sense that we were never in need. My dad was determined to make sure that we didn’t want for things. He wanted to give us more opportunity than he had, a better shot at a better life.
I got overwhelmed by the magnitude of the celebrity culture in America. My background is as a news journalist, and newsrooms in the US are shrinking – investigation teams are being terminated or shrunk on newspapers all around the country. The one aspect that’s expanded is coverage of celebrity culture.
We were a very politically active family. My father was one of the first lawyers in South Africa to have a black partner, so I grew up very aware of the struggle going on. Coming from that background, it really gave me chills to have my music be a part of the election of the first black American president.
Your background and environment is with you for life. No question about that.
It probably helps that my background is in the sciences and I can speak the scientists’ language.
Every life – regardless of background or gender – has equal value.
In the animal kingdom, one of the keys to survival is to outwit your enemies. And when you’re surrounded by carnivores, one of the best strategies is to fade into the background and disappear.
Well I had a musical background, but I still didn’t know a lot about drums at the time.
I try to study the background of the country I am in and what were my hits there, so I can at least give them some of what they want. It’s like a wedding – give them something old, something new, something borrowed and definitely something blue!
I had a background in theater as an actor, and then a photographer, and then as an experimental filmmaker and editor.
I had a lot of trouble with engineers, because their whole background is learning from a functional point of view, and then learning how to perform that function.
I usually make sure that my stories are from Africa or my own background so as to highlight the cultural background at the same time as telling the story.
My background educationally is physics and economics, and I grew up in sort of an engineering environment – my father is an electromechanical engineer. And so there were lots of engineery things around me.
To assert that it is possible to establish peace between men of different nations is simply to assert that man, whatever his ethnical background, his race, religious beliefs, or philosophy, is capable of reason.
I come from the slums; I come from a hard background; I come from a poor family; and I was a soldier.
I like to stay within the context of the character’s background. If he’s a cop, I have to make sure the audience is convinced that this person, a cop, can do only so much without a gun.
I chose to camouflage my body into the environment because this way, people will pay more attention to the background’s social property, and the meaning of my body disappeared in this environment as an individual.
I believe that this idea of story or myth or this thing that Joseph Campbell writes about is sort of an inter-connective spiritual force – like The Force in ‘Star Wars’ – where it doesn’t matter where you were raised, or what your background is, there are certain elements of story that totally appeal to you.
Every policy is shaped by two forces: background analysis and foreground politics. The political forces are loud, self-serving and, in the case of energy policy, well known.
In real life I do a lot of reconnaissance and then kind of choose the guy I’m going to go after. Not like stalking, but I just want a little background info. That might be why I haven’t had many bad dates.
I do write long, long character notes – family background, history, details of appearance – much more than will ever appear in the novel. I think this is what lifts a book from that early calculated, artificial stage.
As a fair skinned blonde, I disappeared into the background. I’ve always been a loner, so I suppose dyeing my hair red was a way to say, ‘I’m here, I exist, I’m a human being and you can’t just push me aside.’
I come from a very strenuous, strict, disciplined classical music background. My grandfather, noted Carnatic classical exponent Dr. Sripada Pinakapani, was a Padma Bhushan recipient.
No matter what I try to do or explore, my Kirov training, my expertise, and my background call me to return to dancing after all, because that’s my real vocation, and I have to serve it.
I personally have a background of many days on end of confusion, understimulation, overstimulation, and uncomfortableness with the world around me.
When man becomes reconciled to nature, when space becomes his true background, these words and concepts will have lost their meaning, and we will no longer have to use them.
But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything. I’d listen to all the strings and the background vocals on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick out the different instruments.
COVID-19 is unlike any other challenge the world has faced, affecting people from every socio-economic background and causing a disruption in operations and processes across industries.
My background is in biology. Before getting into the family business, I worked at the Predatory Bird Research Group at the University of California at Santa Cruz, fundraising for them.
For me, the challenge of a period film is that, unlike a contemporary film where the character can be very free-form when it comes to the acting, there’s a burden to acting in a period film because you have to stay within the character’s historical background and the gestures of certain periods.
I came from a dance background, so that’s what I did my whole teenage years. I was at the dance studio a lot. It just becomes your social scene and part of your life.
I’m from a lower middle class background; all my family were immigrants.
Later in the fifties I got involved in kinetic studies using my long forgotten math background.
My first album, ‘Get Lifted,’ was a hip-hop soul album that had some of its roots in the church, as far as the sonic choices, in the way that I sing and write songs. I have always had that as part of my background and part of my influence when I am making music.
When playing any song in front of an audience, you’re watching them experience it, and it changes. In a lot of ways, it’s almost like the music is just the background buzz to what’s happening between you and the audience in the room.
I was the worst extra, I was ‘that’ guy. I was the guy on the phone trying to get the Oscar for best extra – for best background performance.
Mom was always doing something for somebody. She came from a Czech background, one that made her a devout Catholic and gave her a strong belief in the family.
My mother was the influence on me – my father was absent. He was a diamond dealer; he was doing wonderful things in the background, and women were left at home. So my mother really was in charge of everything: the ballet, dance lessons, piano lessons, and latkes.
The results indicate that heterogeneity of race and heterogeneity of family educational background can increase the achievement of children from weak educational backgrounds with no adverse effect on children from strong educational backgrounds.
I did a lot of short films online, so I come from that background where a lot of people see your stuff.
I have an ethics background. It doesn’t mean you’re perfect. But I tried to set an entirely different bar for politics in D.C. that’s based on ethics and first principles and political philosophy, and not this constant bickering of, ‘Are you Right or Left?’
I don’t have an extensive background in theory, but the amount of it that I’ve learned, I’ve applied, so I have a vocabulary of melodic and rhythmic relationships. And that’s all theory is – it’s symbols to help you identify those relationships.
I haven’t pursued it as a senator because I know it’s like spitting in the wind. But I still believe it’s the right thing. And if I were governor and a bill came to my desk that provided for background checks at gun shows, I would sign that.
Right out of the University of California I had passed the bar, but Colorado was one of those places where anybody could come and nobody would ask what your background was or how long you had been here. So I took to the place with a liking.
I believe all men, all women, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic background, you deserve the same rights.
It’s easy enough to foist your music collection on your kids. Lectures are not required; you just play the stuff while they are prisoner in the back seat on a long drive, or softly in the background while eating dinner.
Religion is so much more than the god you pray to. The religion that you associate with, it’s culture, it is family, it is background. That is something that I have always grown up with.
Being a native of Spain, the country to which I owe much of my education and cultural background, I was deeply influenced by my great predecessor Santiago Ramon y Cajal.
I have a neuroscience background – that’s what my doctorate is in – and I was trained to study hormones of attachment, so I definitely feel my parenting is informed by that.
Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the color of my skin and my rather peculiar background as an Ethiopian immigrant delineated the border of my life and friendships. I learned quickly how to stand alone.
I learned my profession onstage. I didn’t have a musical background. I had no conservatory training. I don’t play an instrument.
At 20 and 30, we are like travelers in a foreign country, reading the guide book to learn how to behave, to learn when the post office is open. Trivia looms important; critical issues fade into a pastel background, unrecognized.
It’s more fun in a way to do ensemble scenes, where you know your background, you know the scene, but you can’t prepare because someone else is going to say something that is going to lead you off.
No novel is a clone of any preceding one, though with a background cast of characters and things that has grown to thousands, there are many familiar aspects.
The Jewish background is not that far from the black groove. Blacks are downtrodden, Jews are downtrodden, therefore they have something in common in that affliction. Being downtrodden often makes one more empathetic and sympathetic.
My mom passed away when I was 4 years old, and she came from a very conservative Korean background. I feel like my life would’ve been incredibly different had she still been alive.
In the dim background of mind we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
It is feasible for someone who comes from a privileged background to understand the privilege they have had and to use the formal political arena in a way that would disperse power and engage with people in their own lives.
I just get so fed up with seeing the same things written about me. If I see the words ‘ice queen’ attached to me, I feel like banging my head against the wall. There’s this perception that I can only be in a film if I have a glass of champagne in my hand and a stately home in the background.
When I was very young, my background as a Sikh-American made me aware of the tensions that underlie choice.
I have to say my background was mostly theatre, which I love, and it took a long time to feel comfortable there. That’s probably true of anyone’s career.
My background is deep and set in deep time, and in a narrow space, oral traditions going back a long, long time, which I inherited by osmosis.
I’m from a working-class background, and I’ve experienced that worry of not having a job next week because the unions are going on strike.
What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire – the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.
I was quite a shy child – not chronically, but I tended to blend into the background.
In the the late seventies and early eighties, I played background roles in thirty movies… Woody Allen movies, Scorsese films, you name it. Whatever was being shot in New York, I was doing stand-in and background work because I wanted to be close to the camera; I wanted to see what was going on.
I have the same sense of the power and virtue of knowledge that some people get from a religious background.
I come from an alcoholic Irish background – I know where I was going! But I met my wife and started to practise Buddhism, which is a levelling experience for me, and there hasn’t been a day I’ve missed in 40 years. I apply it to everything – to my work and relationships. I try to be a compassionate person.
Twitch is a platform. Switch it on, and you’ll find thousands of channels of pure gameplay rolling around with people talking in the background. Dig a little deeper, and you’ll also find people talking on camera, with sets built like an actual talk show, and schedules of events posted at the bottom of the web page.
I mean simply to say that I want my characters to suggest the background in themselves, even when it is not visible. I want them to be so powerfully realized that we cannot imagine them apart from their physical and social context even when we see them in empty space.
I am myself of a mixed background.
My background playing soccer gave me a natural advantage over many of the American-born players.
For me, I’m just trying to be the best at what I do. I’ll wave an Asian American flag if I get that opportunity. I’m not hiding or trying to discredit my background or anything, I just haven’t had the opportunity.
Bones tell me the story of a person’s life – how old they were, what their gender was, their ancestral background.
I was in fashion school, my brother has a law background, and my sister-in-law had worked in production, but none of us had a proper fashion business education.
SEAL training was a great equalizer. Nothing mattered but your will to succeed. Not your color, not your ethnic background, not your education and not your social status.
In the initial season of a show, you’re figuring out your character and their life and their background and you’re putting together all the chapters of the book.
Whenever I have had to write fiction, I’ve always had to invent a character who roughly has my background.
I have a lot of endurance and I have a good background right now in my training and it’s time to get ready.
If we are going to have a bicameral parliament, I think there should always be a reserved place for people whose background and experience are critical to the welfare of the nation.
Since I don’t come from a privileged background, I couldn’t afford to be irresponsible with career decisions. I wrote two books alongside my job and resigned only when I realised I can make a living.
Eventually the consumer will come to appreciate the editorial point of view of every different brand. User-generated content without editorial oversight will simply be background noise.
Sadly, the only constant in my writing environment stems from some inexplicable need to listen to the news. CNN loops over and over in the background from the time I wake until the time I finally, blessedly, fall asleep.
There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t draw on my undergraduate background in psychology.
My family is a Jewish Iranian family, but I was born in Turkey and raised in Italy. So it’s a very mixed background.
The Mekons were kind of like the background music of my life.
I do like to just have football on, so I will TiVo, like, three or four games for the weekend, and I’ll just turn it on when there’s no live football on, just to have the background noise.
I come from a pretty tough background and I learned a long time ago not to be bothered.
I’ve seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I’ve seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.
It’s hard as a young person of a different ethnicity or background to look at the TV and not see anyone who looks like you. Representation is very important.
We come from a tough, working class background, so we’re very tight.
This means I must pay close attention to the writing, but equally so to the scientific background – which sometimes means doing fairly involved calculations.
I was originally granted a visa for people of extraordinary abilities, then got a green card thanks to my modelling background and now I am officially an American with dual nationality.
No matter what set she’s been on over the last 12 years, my mother always finds a way to get in the way. Not in a bad way. Like, she once got caught on a law show I did called ‘Philly’ trying to take a picture – she was caught on-camera in the background. She does things like this.
For many people, when they come to Twitter, the language is opaque. We need to push the scaffolding to the background and bring the content forward. The media, the photos, the videos.
When I first started, especially because I got the Critics’ Choice before I’d released an album, there was a lot of scrutiny on what my character was, what my background was, what colour my hair was. I fought quite hard for the music to overtake the personality aspect.
I have way too shady a background to get into politics. I was a crazy kid – I was in bands, and I don’t think I’d get very far before people started digging up stuff I didn’t want them to see.
The message is clear: libraries matter. Their solid presence at the heart of our towns sends the proud signal that everyone – whoever they are, whatever their educational background, whatever their age or their needs – is welcome.
My mother was a teacher, my father was a community organizer. I come from a working class background.
Sometimes it’s less about the character and more about the story for me. I’ll play a rock in the background if I think the story is fantastic and I can be a part of it somehow. That’s what I look for.
I don’t care what party you belong to or what your background is. If you believe we are headed in the wrong direction, and believe there needs to be a check and balance on the President and Congress, then join my campaign.
My father was a teacher and my mother also worked in the school, so the family has a background in education.
I always had a knack for improvisation. I can write down the notes I play, but never really had a proper academic musical background. I suppose I’m blessed and cursed by the fact I have that freedom.
A lot of people think that there has to be extreme continuity in an album, but if you look at my background, it’s variety! I want to see some variety in an artist, I want to be entertained, I want some depth. Show me some different styles!
I’m a traditional Jew with an orthodox background, and it informs much of my approach to science. Of course I think it’s very important that if you have those sorts of backgrounds you don’t impose them on other people as a clinician, of course.
I never want to hide my wrestling background.
No one in my family had a retail or marketing background. They were professionals. They didn’t understand just what I was doing by going into retailing. After I started, though, it got into my blood. I knew this was what I wanted.
My family background is Mexican, and I was born in Chicago. It’s pretty much family tradition every time we get together for Christmas and major holidays to sing. Our family time is centered around the food and a little bit of performing for one another.
My father was brought up in a theatrical background, just as I was, and his father instilled in him the need to do everything properly and take responsibility for money.
Economic development and poverty alleviation are so complicated that I don’t think there’s a single background or a single discipline that is sufficient to tackle these great human problems.
My background is sociology. Combined with my graphic approach, if I could do some film projects, I think I’d be very good at making documentaries eventually, but people don’t think of me for that, of course. But dialogue is something I know I can be good at.
Suppose I put polka dots all over my body and then cover my background completely with polka dots. The polka dots on my body, merging with those in the background, create an optically strange scene.
I come from an Irish working-class background but went to a posh school, and any type of pretension was quickly mocked at home. I’ve always had a keen eye for pretension.
Many people you think are individual achievers in fact have either a strong spousal partner over many years or a business partner who’s either in the background, not given enough publicity or less egocentric.
I’m not a comedian, I’m not a stand-up and I don’t come from a comedy background. I am an actor, but I’ve had a very fortunate foray into comedy, and it seems to have become a bit of a strength, and you can’t complain when you become known for something.
Since childhood, I have been a fan of Spider Man because, according to me, he has the maximum humanity; he is very human, very mortal. So he even gets hurt. He has a poor background, but when he wears the costume, he forgets all of that, all the pressures of the society on him.
I come from a middle-class background and there was none to lead me through to movies.
Two million felons have tried to buy a gun and, because of the background check, have been denied.
But I came from a conservative Republican background.
Football is for everyone, no matter what background you’re from, what age, what level you play at. This is what it’s all about: coming out today, having a good time, and getting involved.
Any smart executive understands that to find the best talent she has to explore new territory that lies beyond familiar geography. That applies not only to gender, but also to race, religion, background and age.
The women who walk into Planned Parenthood clinics come from every background, every political persuasion.
You know, it helps having an African American driver behind the wheel. I’m representing that culture and that background. But a lot of background pressure, I don’t really put that on me. I know I have enough pressure to go out and perform every week.
In a continent but recently settled, many parts of which have as yet little historical or cultural background, the material for this volume has been gathered from a section that was one of the first to be colonized.
I was raised never to carp about things and never to moan, because in vaudeville, which is my background, you just got on with it through all kinds of adversities.
Generally, what adults want to know is my background, why I write what I write, and very personal insights that some say are inspiring.
I hope that I inspire women to believe in themselves, no matter where they come from; no matter what education they have; what particular background they originate from.
So in some ways my life, my background has been isolating and I think I’m a bit more scared as a person. I don’t walk alone or in the dark. If I go out the driver will wait for me to go into the house.
My background is that I’ve spent a lot of time marketing entertainment. One of the old saws in package goods is you can take something that is popular and you can make it more popular. But if you take something less popular, you can’t automatically market it into the same success as something that’s already popular.
What’s genius about ‘Gravity’ is that you are close upon the actors, but 3D works best when you have foreground, middle ground and background.
Maybe it’s just my improv and sketch background, but I’m a lot more comfortable in a group. I like sharing focus and populating an ensemble.
Admitting that we ourselves are bar mitzvah boys is our way of letting non-Jews as well as Jews in the audience know that everything we’re doing is meant in good fun; we’re having fun with our background and don’t want to be taken in the wrong way.
Even in novels where the love relationship isn’t the focus, I feel like it’s often there, and the background is some barometer of whether this is a happy or sad story or whether this is a successful or unsuccessful life.
By background I’m both a Quaker and a Yorkshireman, which I like to call double jeopardy.
I would say that although my music may be or may have been part of the cultural background fabric of the gay community, I consider myself an outsider who belongs everywhere and nowhere… Being a human being is what truly counts. That’s where you’ll find me.
History buffs expect historical background in historical fiction. Mystery readers expect forensics and police procedure in crime fiction. Westerns – gasp – describe the West. Techno-thriller readers expect to learn something about technology from their fiction.
When Bill Clinton chose Al Gore in 1992 – from the same generational, ideological, and geographical background as his – it underscored his campaign’s central argument that this was a clash between the past and the future, that ‘Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow’ was indeed the campaign’s anthem.
Rose was sexy. It was my fantasy about her. She accomplished so much and came from so little in terms of a background that would have prepared her for the world, let alone the world of entertainment.
My name, my origins, my background and my experiences are what leveraged my success. The angle of the immigrant, through which I examined the reality in France, distinguished me.
I had a bit of a martial arts background from when I was a teenager: I did a bit of karate.
I was aware of it, but I grew up in a very a-religious family. My mother never went to church, she never had any religious training or background. It was never a part of our social interaction.
But say some, would you expose woman to the contact of rough, rude, drinking, swearing, fighting men at the ballot box? What a humiliating confession lies in this plea for keeping woman in the background!
I came from a farming background, and my career was teaching.
I go back and think of President Kennedy, who had a military service background, but he comes into the presidency, and he’s faced with a decision on the Bay of Pigs, with the C.I.A. and the military giving him data, and it turns out very badly.
You never realise how much of your background is sewn into the lining of your clothes.
I feel like I grew up being babysat by a television, and all I ever wanted to do was be in movies, direct movies, make movies, but it took me a really long time to be honest with myself about it because my background is that my family was very poor.
If anyone tells you that you’re too old to be an entrepreneur or that you have the wrong background, don’t listen to them. Go with your gut instincts and pursue your passions.
But I had a very traditional background as well. My parents are neat people.
No matter what their background, the southern French are fascinated by food.
My background is advertising: I moved to New York from London in 1998 to start up the U.S. office of ad agency Bartle Bogle Hegarty.
I had always sort of done dramatic things, and I love them; it’s my background. But when I think about ‘Fresh Meat,’ I just think about the cast and the crew that we had… we just had a great time.
Until the ’90s, major labels were looking for a certain look. This Sony guy told me I was ‘too black, too fat, too short, and too old.’ Told me to go and bleach my skin. Told me to step in the background and just stay back. I had the voice, but I didn’t have the looks.
I’m fascinated by the way Diane Arbus saw things. She came from this fashion background and then twisted it.
My experience growing up in London and growing up in a working class background is that when people are down and out, that’s when they’re probably the funniest. They have to be. That’s what they do to cope, to find joy, ’cause they don’t feel the joy inside. Or they use humor to keep people out.
When you come from a background like mine, where you’re entering worlds that are so different than your own, you have to be afraid.
I went to film school so I have a writing and directing background, and I think a lot of the material I’m interested in writing and getting out there is stories about anti-heroes and people you should just not ordinarily root for – trying to figure out a way of appealing to people they wouldn’t normally appeal to.
I did recording sessions as a musician as well as a background vocalist and enjoyed every minute of it. I remember singing harmony with Waylon Jennings on a few songs that were hits. Chet Atkins always put me up so high that I strained to hit every note. It was a lot of fun.
My background is in theoretical physics, and it’s something very close to my heart.
I’m singing background on one of Blondie’s songs on her new album.
My own military background is wholly un-distinguished. I was a sergeant.
And my career, the things that have happened have happened because of my music education background.
When you fall in love, you genuinely hear violin being played in the background. You genuinely feel that clouds are bursting and you look at every small thing as really beautiful.
Of course, the way writers think about those things is almost certain to be affected by their own cultural background, and it would be hard to deny that, for whatever reasons, a lot of SF writers come from Anglo or European backgrounds.
The actors in ‘Eight Men Out’ really know how to play, and the background athletes are all professionals.
Now that I do have money in my bank account, I want to help kids with a background similar to mine to get smart about their money.
I have a strong dance background. I danced from age five until 18, and that helps a lot. Doing a fight routine is like doing a dance routine.
Well, Mr. Speaker, if so many of these Iraqis are ready to come up and to provide the security, the police work in the country, then surely there should be no problem with putting American forces into the background instead of having them up front.
I actually don’t see that strong of a connection between my background as a rock ‘n roller and my early films. In a way I think your musical identity in film work is determined by the jobs that come your way.
One of the strengths I derive from my class background is that I am accustomed to contempt.
The background of a mayor of a city of any size is a background of somebody who on one hand is an executive and on the other hand is very close to the ground.
You know, I find it so difficult being a… as a matter of fact, little do people know that most of the leading members of the cast have a background that they would never expect them to have, and play the show they did.
I came, I studied architecture in America, so my technical background’s completely western. But my seventeen years, the formative years of one’s life, and I can’t say that the Chineseness in me is not there.
I read one or two other books which gave me a background in mathematics other than logic.
Dante can be understood only within the context of Italian thought, and Faust would be unthinkable if divorced from its German background; but both are part of our common cultural heritage.
When I was playing piano, it was like, ‘I’m going to write a song using all the white keys.’ My music director, who knew my jazz background, suggested I try big-band music, so we spent a year experimenting with it in concert, and the audience reaction was really good.
My background is more horror or thriller, and you can’t get better than horror fans, as far as I’m concerned.
The relationship I have to my fatherland is like that of mothers with crippled children: they love them all the more, the more crippled they are. Germany is the background of all my plans, the return to Germany.
I think it is a sin to look at another person as inferior to yourself because of race or because of ethnic background, and I think the greatest thing to do is to pray that God will give you love for them, and I do.
I have always believed in dialogue and in nonviolence, and if you look at my background you will see that it has always been my policy to talk to everyone.
I’m very honest about my food background; I’ve never tried to pretend like I was a chef.
News is so often a report of conflict, an account of problems, a thing of the day and even of the minute, that sometimes I think we make the background darker and the shadows deeper than they actually are.
People think that I’m mean because I’m quiet, and I don’t really go out places or because I don’t really say too much. On the other hand, people think that I’m soft because I may not handle myself the way other people handle themselves. That’s just not me. They don’t know my background or none of that stuff.
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
In 1972, I got my first electric bass and started playing the kind of instrument I play now. I found that the majority of musicians couldn’t bear that. They are not used to listening to the bass because they think the bass is in the background to support them.
I use myself as a template for my comedy. So first my background as a Muslim man, my being a doctor, I talk about my family quite a lot, my kids. Anything that resonates with me I talk about. The important thing is it should be able to work in a family setting.
My background is in physics, so I was the mission specialist, who is sort of like the flight engineer on an airplane.
My background was in graphic design, but when I was doing it, it was all hand-drawn stuff, not computers.
I think the whole DVD craze has provided opportunities for material that, for those interested in it, explains the whole history and background in getting a film made, which is great.
There should be a background check every time a firearm is transferred. You shouldn’t be able to go to a gun show and buy guns without a background check. There are Internet gun sales, classified ads in the newspapers – and you can buy guns without background checks.
With a background in science I am extremely interested in the meeting ground of science, theology, and philosophy, especially the ethical questions at the border of science and theology.
I intend to be the president of all citizens of Macedonia, regardless of their ethnic or religious background, regardless of their political standing. I shall not allow ethnic hatred and intolerance to undermine Macedonia’s stability.
My music has a very spiritual background, a sanctity that is almost like worship.
I’ve always been the DJ or the bass player or the drummer, somebody in the background. I don’t think anybody who knows me personally would say that I’m particularly shy or introverted, but I’m definitely not like Mr. Attention.
Running for office is important, and you don’t really need more than to be right on the issues, and to be able to articulate what it is you believe. You don’t need a certain background. You don’t need to be a lawyer. You don’t need to have some professional degree.
At the time, I was making good money doing background work and demos.
I think that what most surprises anybody who goes into politics from even a modestly cerebral background is the vulgarity of much of the cut and thrust of politics.
I don’t come from a privileged background.
As a child, I’d always liked cowboys and Indians stories where there were two layers – gruesome in the foreground but funny in the background.
I came from a background of directing behind-the-scenes documentaries.
Medicine is probably one of the best backgrounds for a writer to find stories. I always think cops and docs have the best background because we see so much of human behavior, such a range of human emotions.
I don’t come from a comedy background or a stand-up background, but I think that sometimes there’s a misconception that an actor who works primarily in comedy is a comedian. There’s nothing wrong with being a comedian, but I’m absolutely not that. I can’t think of anything more terrifying than doing stand-up!
The American Dream is that any man or woman, despite of his or her background, can change their circumstances and rise as high as they are willing to work.
I came from a rural background, and I didn’t come in contact with a lot of wealthy people.
I have a short temper – I think it’s part of the Celtic background. I used to be a lot more angry, but I was quite discreet with it.
In many ways I’m similar to Barack Obama, who also has a strange name but was raised by a white American mother. His background is far more complicated than his name would suggest. Furthermore, the fact that I was a child during the hostage crisis has caused me to equate being Iranian with being alienated.
The way that I opened the door for the young people that come from where I come from and that have a different background, that is what I want to be remembered for.
According to this view, democracy is a product of western culture, and it cannot be applied to the Middle East which has a different cultural, religious, sociological and historical background.
Digital power is every bit as likely to be abused as physical power, but is often more insidious because it is often wielded in the background until its results manifest themselves in the offline world.
Not long ago, in response to a spell of insomnia, I learned some of the principles of meditation, to empty my mind piece by piece. It was like the old game of jacks – cautiously lifting each jack clear of its neighbor until only the empty background remained.
We are increasingly likely to find ourselves in places with background music. No composers have thought to write for these modern spaces, which represent 30% of our musical experience.
I come from a very rough background, and I’m saying that if you work hard and dedicate yourself that you can make it, too.
The word that I constantly hear out of women is ‘fear.’ It’s almost like a background melody. Women have excellent degrees and experience, but we are afraid we aren’t good enough because we have such high expectations.
I don’t feel ashamed of my wife’s political background, and I don’t think she should either. I feel that the people who administered the North of Ireland for the last 20 years should be ashamed. There you are.
I think if I hadn’t had the dance background, it would have been much harder as a kid to be like, ‘I’m going to be an actress.’ But you’re involved with one area of the arts and other things interest you. It feels like an easier move.
I come from a background where bigger women are appreciated. After all, you can’t belly dance with a flat stomach, so my ideal body would be curvy, womanly and voluptuous.
At its best, cinema does retain a remarkable ability to speak to people of every age, from every background, and in ways that almost any other art form in popular culture struggles to compete with.
I had a bad background just growing up as a child.
I come from a very loving, stable background where I’ve been persuaded to just be myself and anything is possible.
I will represent all of the people of Ohio, regardless of their background. I don’t care if you are a Democrat, a Republican, a Libertarian or a vegetarian, I will be blind to race, religion or any kind of orientation.
I was born in Jerusalem with a religious background and a rabbi as a father… it was rather poor, but what we did have, we did have books.
When President Obama first unveiled his gun control proposals recommending a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines and better background checks, there seemed to be momentum behind the effort. But then the proposals ran into a wall.
I am a Republican because of my military background, my pro-life beliefs, my support for the Second Amendment, and my belief that government should not grow excessively.
I speak of a clinical depression that is the background of your entire life, a background of anguish and anxiety, a sense that nothing goes well, that pleasure is unavailable and all your strategies collapse.
Don’t set pen to paper until you know your main characters inside out. Create files detailing their appearances, likes, dislikes, and personal background. You may not use all the information, but it is a crucial step in planning your story.
Some songs are just going to be acoustic with just maybe some light background stuff going on and maybe violin or something like that. Or sax – I mean, I’m definitely having some sax. That’s just what I love. It’s going to be jazz-rock stuff. That’s what I’m aiming for.
I come from a background where you don’t really talk about yourself much.
I come from a huge theater background. The whole action and stunt world just came as the roles were available.
A producer is always behind the scenes, even more in the movies – nobody sees you. I didn’t even meet most of the actors. When I worked on ‘Top Gun,’ I never met Tom Cruise. You were always in the background.
Bergman has a very special eye for people. His background taught him to listen and to feel.
I’ll definitely say that, before film school, I didn’t have much of a film-history background. I didn’t know much about classic cinema.
There’s only so long you can play the silent type standing in the background. ‘GoldenEye’ was good for that. I was the villain: James Bond was doing all the heavy lifting. I liked that.
I want to promote pastry. Pastry has always been in the background – it’s always cooking, cooking, cooking on programs, and pastry has just been this thing at the end. I want to show people what we do.
I have been accused of being a very simplistic, very lyrical player, and that’s okay. That just comes from the blues, which is my background. But every day you wake up and transcend. You can’t ever rest on your laurels.
Technology is usually there to let some process go on hidden in the background. For us on ‘MythBusters,’ we’re always trying to make the process apparent. So, we have learned to try and never rely on a technological solution when an analogue one is in front of us.
Most people yearn to contribute, make the world a better place and have success…. all at the same time… Make sure to give your business a background, a mission and a story. That might be the most important step part of any venture. And remember, giving may be the best investment you ever make.
I’m of Arab background.
The countdown reached ten seconds and I could almost hear an invisible crescendo of stirring background music. ‘Anchors aweigh!’ Five, four, three, two, one… and we had ignition!
I was obsessed with being popular in high school and never achieved it. There’s photos from our high school musicals, and I’m comically in the deep background, wearing a beggar’s costume.
I have a music-video background, and I feel like the responsibility of a music-video director is to do something that hasn’t been done before in a really cool visual way. So much innovation has come in filmmaking through music videos.
Like many actors, I started off as a monkey. My first job ever was as an extra in Tim Burton’s ‘Planet of the Apes.’ I’m the tiny little monkey in the background. I met Rick Baker doing that – then, because of my size and the fact I was older than 18, he figured I could double Daveigh Chase in ‘The Ring.’
My songs aren’t bubble gum pop dance songs and I don’t have background dancers on every single song.
I couldn’t believe it! I mean, I’d always dreamed of acting on the screen – my previous background was all theater – but I wasn’t sure if the opportunity would ever present itself. Not only was this acting for the screen, this was acting in ‘The Hunger Games!’ I knew that I had to give this audition my all.
I got into law school to supplement my business background. I’m not planning to practice law.
I think that the American people are curious about who a candidate is, what their background is, who their family is, what their faith experience has been, their education, their work experience. All of those are factors that voters look at because they want to take a measure of the individual.
Yeah, well I’ve always played comedy. My background is musical comedy theatre and that’s really where my training is. As an actor, that’s my training.
To play June, I had an immediate connect with her background and culture. We grew up with the same religion and shared a lot of the same values of family and spirituality. But I was really so inspired by what a modern woman she was.
I’m not really one of those people who goes and writes some big back story and agonizes over characters. I think you kind of can get it. For me personally, it’s just kind of more instinctive. But I don’t have kind of an acting background. I fell into it accidentally.
I’m not a judgmental person, so I can’t comment on someone else’s background.
I think that people, despite my law enforcement background, view me as taking these consistently progressive stands, and I think that, philosophically, there is a desire to get at that person. But I think the stands I have taken are totally consistent with a person who is looking at things realistically, factually.
As someone with a novelistic background, I just didn’t have much interest in creating stories by committee. I don’t think you necessarily get the best story through that approach.
Robby had a flamenco and folk music background. I was so enamored with watching Robby’s fingers crawl across the flamenco guitar strings like a crab.
Dance is in my background.
I read a lot of biographies and books with an African background.
You can’t really escape the fact that more reasonable gun regulations and procedures need to be in place, a strengthening and tightening of the national background check system. I don’t know why any civilian would ever be able to purchase an assault weapon or the parts that go with it.
Becoming a model was very counter-culture for my background, which is hyper-liberal, academic and feminist.
I’m a filmmaker and I’m proud of the movies I’ve made. But in the background of my life I was also very involved in the creation of the sport.
When a director narrates a character, I find it normal to ask questions about the character’s background, mood swings, eccentricities, behaviour… I do this to make my performance relatable. Directors who don’t know their characters well find it difficult to answer these questions and, hence, find me annoying.
The majority of my background is multi-camera format, which is very broad and a very arch perception of reality. Whereas single camera tends to be more truthful and a little more intimate of a medium.
I don’t think that coming from a privileged background makes you this monster who doesn’t feel things.
I really thought, with my background growing up, and my service, and all that, I thought it would be enough for the presidency. But… It sure was enough when I ran for Congress.
I really wanna do a Spanish album. I have that Latin culture background. It’s a part of me. I’m not the best Spanish speaker, but I have a longing to connect with that. I just think how supportive the Latin community has been, even during ‘Idol.’ I’d like to give back with something like that.
Most of my background is Filipino and partly Chinese, but mostly Filipino.
With literature, sometimes a book is presented in the media as being say, a Muslim story or an African story, when essentially it’s a universal story which we can all relate to it, no matter what race or social background we come from.
I endured many weeks of it, but I had a big background in martial arts and fighting as a kid, so kind of all the problems got brushed away and I was ready.
Having been a venture-backed CEO, and having an established background in working with consumer-focused companies, I’ve built a strong network of entrepreneurs and people who can help startups.
The anger that Uncle Junior has comes from my background. My father was the son of an Italian immigrant, and I’ve seen the fire of the Italian temperament. It can be explosive sometimes in ways that are both funny and tragic.
I came from a very strict background, and didn’t hear any Jamaican music when I was growing up.
If I’d been from a different background, I could have gone to a grammar school, I suppose. I might have been a different person.
My background is not typical hip-hop. I didn’t grow up in the projects. I grew up in a single family home in a middle-class suburb. That doesn’t mean I didn’t experience hardship, but to me it’s not about that, it’s about the future and where we are trying to take it.
Just as physical exercise is a well-known and well-accepted means to improve health for anyone, regardless of age or background, so can the brain be put ‘into shape’ for optimal learning.
I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him.
Sure, I’ve listed myself as Cuban-American. That’s my heritage and my background.
I come from a newspaper background, so maybe I’m attuned to current events.
Seriously, I wanted to be an artist because I saw that it meant endless possibilities. I came from a badly managed family background, so art was a way of reinventing myself.
I can get a better grasp of what is going on in the world from one good Washington dinner party than from all the background information NBC piles on my desk.
Before anyone learns my last name, they always assume I have some type of Latin background in me somewhere. I love it! I think the Latin culture is sexy. It’s one of my goals to learn to speak Spanish one day; then I will really be able to fool people!
Obviously, I come from one background, and the people that design fitness equipment have been doing it for years and years, and they know what works and doesn’t work.
I come from a modest background. I put myself through college and law school and a postdoctorate program in tax law.
I always step back and look at – you know, look at my background in playing team sports my whole life and taking that approach into Congress. It’s not about me going, and you know, feeding my ego going to Congress.
So, when you divide the world into music lovers, music fans and then those people who are just very casual about their music, it’s wallpaper to them, it’s elevator music, it’s just the thing that’s playing in the background that helps them through their day.
I definitely think the fact that I come from a multicultural background, my mother living life in a white skin and having white skin privilege from the time I was little, I was aware of that.
I’m a Catholic by background. I was raised in Goa, a part of India that was visited by Portuguese missionaries a few hundred years ago, which explains my last name.
There’s probably been very few people in comedy that have a diversified background as I do.
Without my husband’s costumes I wouldn’t have known how to accomplish what I saw in my own mind’s eyes for choreography. And then seeing our choreography and knowing the background of it I am sure helped my husband a great deal with what he designed for us.
Niklas Zennstroem has a thorough background as a successful entrepreneur with extensive expertise in areas such as IT and online.
Not only do the majority of senior women executives have sports in their background, they recognize that the behaviors and techniques learned through sports are critical to motivating teams and improving performance in a corporate environment.
The performance of a music director should be judged in a holistic manner, which includes songs as well as background score.
I can’t stand recipes that don’t have background.
If you go back and look at the early promos for Gears 1, you’ll see just how different the characters were from the actual first game, both in appearance and background. And it’s an evolutionary process.
Obviously, whenever the government is getting involved with speech, it gives me a lot of pause. I have a background as a journalist, so that’s something that I take very seriously.
Life is a hideous thing, and from the background behind what we know of it peer daemoniacal hints of truth which make it sometimes a thousandfold more hideous.
How do you live with evil? Art is traditionally – certainly with my secular background – the answer, but art is very self-referential, whereas religion claims to go beyond the bounds of human existence.
I have a pretty big TV background, and I have clocked so many hours in so many writers’ rooms over the years.
Academia is a rarified culture, especially an Ivy League academic background.
You see, as Americans we’re not defined by class, and we will never be told our place. What makes our nation exceptional is that anyone, from any background, can climb the highest of heights.
I do come from a theater background, where the playwright is optimal and king and you have to serve the playwright. So I am, of course, a huge fan of scripted everything.
More varied than any landscape was the landscape in the sky, with islands of gold and silver, peninsulas of apricot and rose against a background of many shades of turquoise and azure.
Most people say I look mean, and because I play so many tough roles and because of my size and my martial arts background, they think I am, but I’m really not.
My background is in musical comedy. I didn’t know I was going to be an actor. But all my points of reference have to do with musical comedy and in being kind of a showoff.
Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background, but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.
We need to ban assault weapons. We need to ban the high-capacity clips and magazines. We need serious background information, system upgrade.
I believe that there are certain things that could be taken care of that you don’t need a strong political background in.
I really appreciate the sport background because the structure and the discipline that that gives a person is incredible, and it just carries with you wherever you go.
My real background was in art studies. At the beginning I was a painter, then I was this graphic designer, then I became an illustrator, then I was a comic artist. But for me it’s a different way of expression, a different field of art. They’re not separated; everything for me is related.
But, yea, I grew up in a strong Baptist background.
I did not come from an academic background. My father was a smart man, but he had a fifth-grade education. He and all his friends were plumbers. They were all born around 1905 in great poverty in New York City and had to go to work when they were 12 or 13 years old.
I am aiming my books at anybody with no economics background.
Expanding background checks will help create a uniform standard for all gun purchases and prevent criminals and the dangerously mentally ill from obtaining powerful weapons.
To fans in a festival setting it’s like a picnic. You want to have a good time with your friends in that crowd. And in the background you hear the band play, ‘Oh, that’s my favorite song!’ everyone is there to enjoy the afternoon and that’s about it.