Checking Quotes by William Perry, Dave Ramsey, Meghan Daum, Nick Szabo, Josie Maran, Wentworth Miller and many others.
When we got down to the Super Bowl in ’85, against the Patriots, we’re down there on the field checking things out. This helicopter flies overhead, probably taking pictures, and McMahon just moons it. He mooned the helicopter from the field.
If you’re doing something like scheduling utility payments to come through your debit card or out of your personal checking account, that’s perfectly fine. But there are much safer ways to handle situations with debt collectors. You can send a money order overnight, or wire the cash to them.
Checking email every 45 seconds is not only compulsive, it’s presumptuous. It suggests a belief that anyone who sends us a message needs us to read it immediately, even if the message is from SkyMall telling us our Bigfoot Garden Yeti statue has shipped.
Instead of the cashier and ticket-ripper of the movie theater, the block chain consists of thousands of computers that can process digital tickets, money, and many other fiduciary objects in digital form. Think of thousands of robots wearing green eye shades, all checking each other’s accounting.
In my business, if you look good, no one is going to be checking up on whether you work out. So it’s up to me.
To be honest, I find going out pretty scary and intimidating. Got all those people checking you out, with only one purpose: hooking up. I’m quite the dork, I’d rather sit home and play Scrabble. But that doesn’t get you a girl, does it?
I think it’s just really good to be honest with yourself and if I’m not feeling up for something I have no problem staying in my room in ordering some food and relaxing and managing my energy and kind of just checking in with myself throughout the day.
That gets me upset- you’re jamming along, checking out the crowd and having a good time, and then your equipment goes down. You can’t just stop the show and say, ‘Oh, Jeff’s got a guitar problem.’
I would, if checking boxes in a questionnaire, say I would oppose abortion except when the life of the mother is in danger.
The Rooney Rule is intended to give minorities an opportunity to sit down in front of ownership, but I think what it’s turned into is an instance where guys are just checking the box. That’s been the case. I’ve been on some interviews in the past where I’ve had that feeling.
The best board members aren’t elected by default. CEOs that set themselves up with their choice of board member – which means getting more than one term sheet and doing extensive reference checking – are better off.
I was actually shooting ‘Warm Bodies’ on the day that ’50/50′ came out, which I don’t recommend to other filmmakers because I was sort of a wreck. Actually, it was good for me, because I had work to do, so I couldn’t obsess all day and be checking how ’50/50′ was doing!
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.
I have heard, ‘Never go to bed angry,’ and that makes sense. Unless you’re always checking yourself, a grudge or something small can break apart a relationship, and you start to forget what is so amazing about your partner.
When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I look at is the checking account report from the day before. I love checking accounts. I dream about them.
Many companies restrict Internet activity so heavily that it makes it difficult for people to do online research. The most obvious example? Checking the Facebook profile of someone you just interviewed.
I do a little fact checking now and then. Other than that its impact is simply that email has revolutionized communication for me, and my website has built up a community of readers, which is a lot of fun.
My fans got connected to Yash on a social networking site and they expressed their love for me to him. Although I am not active on FB, Yash sometimes keeps checking out FB to stay updated regarding ‘Code Red.’ He told me that many crazy girls and guys wish to meet me. They kept on requesting Yash to help them meet me.
Checking the results of a decision against its expectations shows executives what their strengths are, where they need to improve, and where they lack knowledge or information.
When I get some down time on the weekends, I love gallery hopping with friends, in particular checking out Gagosian Galleries – between the three in N.Y.C., there’s always a great show on or something cool to see.
People spend hours constantly checking and tweeting and Facebooking. And it’s cool to check up on your friends and see what’s going on in the world, but it’s not cool to spend five hours of your day on the computer looking at the Internet.
‘Orange’ is fun. Even when we’re doing super-intense, emotional, or physical stuff, we’re having fun. We’re checking in with each other; we know about each other’s lives and know each other’s families and relationships. We’re really friends.
Beyonce is graceful, man. Even her way of checking you is graceful.
Riding my motorcycle around L.A. is like my own video game. But unlike many folks at the wheel, I am occupied with getting where I’m going and keeping myself safe. Most people are applying makeup, texting, and checking out the beauty in the next car.
It’s very nice when you’re checking onto a flight and the person behind the desk suddenly upgrades your seat for you and then hands you back the boarding pass and says, ‘It’s my favorite movie.’
Everyone says I drive like my grandfather, but that’s not always a good thing because he didn’t always watch the road because he’d talk to you and look at you. He was a deputy sheriff, a cop, for a long time. So he was always looking around, checking out other things, other than what’s directly in front of him.
I think what is nice about ‘Elf,’ and why it doesn’t play as one long sketch, is that the character actually grows up during the course of the film. It’s not just a character that you can keep checking in on and keep doing sketches about. It’s a story. I’m pretty proud of how we told it.
It feels like a lot of times when I’m watching people perform, they’re just going through the motions and checking boxes. Costume – good, hair – good, make-up – good, death drop – good; it’s like they’re just going through a checklist of what makes a ‘good performance’ but it’s not entertaining, it’s very disposable.
When I go a stretch without tweeting, I will occasionally get an email from my mom, checking in. I always find this amusing but also gratifying: Thanks to Twitter, I can keep in touch with my parents and let them in on what I’m doing in a way that even the regular phone calls of a doting daughter can’t do.
Nine out of ten adult Americans have a checking account. It’s the most widely used financial services product in the United States.
I make sure I keep everything tight, checking on my bills. Going to restaurants, I make sure if I have a coupon, I use it. I try to live like I’m a normal person.
Paloma wool and all of the British Heart Foundation shops – I love checking out the latest donations to find quality, preloved pieces that no one else will have.
I used to skip out of high school and go flying. It was just one of those things, I thought it was kind of a cool thing to do. I never thought about doing that as a profession, but I started checking things out and I found out there was a flight school down in Daytona Beach, called Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
But in this case, he had my cell phone and my phone was ringing and I had just come back from Australia on the plane and I thought it was my mum and it was Woody Allen just checking to see if I wanted to be in his movie.
My mom always told me to set goals for myself. And slowly going through and checking those things off of my list, that feels like success to me.
I have a phone obsession. It’s really hard on set sometimes because I’ll be checking Instagram, and then I have to remember, ‘Oh, crap, I have to shoot a scene or rehearse.’ Every now and then, I have to turn it off and live my life.
When you use the language of ‘fact checking’ to talk about a film, I think you’re sort of fundamentally misunderstanding how art works. You don’t fact check Monet’s ‘Water Lilies.’ That’s not what water lilies look like; that’s what the sensation of experiencing water lilies feel like. That’s the goal of the piece.
Credit card companies and banks usually aren’t shy when they’re trying to sell you something. Heck, Wells Fargo didn’t even bother to ask consumers before signing them up for as many as two million checking and credit card accounts.
Understanding how the media actually works is critical. Because editors depend on ignorance and media illiteracy to ply their trade. The fact that many readers expect fact checking, editorial oversight, and ethics actually makes it easier for the media to be lazy.
You can’t just go careening toward your idea without checking in with customers and people who might use it and making sure you’re on to something.
I’m at my desk for about 9:30 A.M., and I stay there all day. Then there’s a lot of checking Facebook and eBay and that sort of thing.
You can do a whole scene in acting without ever checking in to what the other guy is saying – it’s not going to come off great, but you can get through the scene – whereas in improv, that’s gonna be impossible.
I better be humble. I’m always checking myself.
It’s always important to be checking in with people you love.
I’m a high-strung personality, and I love checking off my to-do list – it’s my way of relaxing. I also genuinely love working out. If I have an hour to kill, I love to go to the gym. It’s a stress-release for me.
I remind myself that, though there was a time anxiety might have stopped me, today is not that day. And so, by checking in with myself, minute by minute, I push myself through.
In your 20s, you’re checking your bank account to make sure you’re not broke. In your 30s, you’re looking at yourself and realizing you’re broken.
To stay around any place you love, you have to have a job. In college at Georgetown in the fifties, I got my first theater job checking coats at the National, which was Washington’s main theater.
A lot of things that should not be written were written without checking with me, things that were not in good taste. That hurt me. That is why I stopped talking to the press. Because they didn’t want to ask me. They just wanted to write what they felt like.
I wanted to build a tool for my generation: people 20 to 40 who don’t want to spend time balancing a checkbook or checking multiple financial institutions’ websites. Mint does just that, giving comprehensive, quick insights into a user’s finances from their computer, mobile phone and/or tablet.
I’d say that, 99 percent of the time at Nevada, I knew what the coverage was and where I was probably going before the ball was snapped. It makes it very easy when I only had to read one person and know that I was going from here to here, and if not, I’m checking it down.
Thinking no longer means anymore than checking at each moment whether one can indeed think.
Getting up at four in the morning to tend the farm while the world is quiet – feeding animals, mucking stalls, gathering eggs, filling water troughs, checking fences, letting animals out into the field – is a high point to my day.
I think I was always interested in animals. If a man likes a woman, you know, he might discuss business, but there’s a part of his brain that is looking at the girl coming in and checking the girls. I do the same with animals.
From the time I was 16 and I had my own checking account, you’d think most young women would run out and buy clothes. No, I ran out and got myself a psychiatrist!
For days on end, I avoid the Web, never logging in until about two or three, after I’ve written all morning. On a good week, I don’t go online till after Wednesday, so four or five days might lapse without my checking e-mail.
The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of ‘Women’s Rights’. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
There’s something to be said for going to a shelter and checking out the adults first because you can really get to know the personalities of the animals. Whereas when you get a puppy or kitten, you don’t really know what you’re going to end up getting.
Once I was checking to hotel and a couple saw my ring with Blues on it. They said, ‘You play blues. That music is so sad.’ I gave them tickets to the show, and they came up afterwards and said, ‘You didn’t play one sad song.’
The soul is both the most fragile and most resilient thing about you; a healthy soul is what holds you together when your world falls apart. Since you will carry your soul into eternity, it’s worth checking up on it at least as often as your teeth.
The trouble for today’s footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices.
When I use the Internet, it’s pretty much strictly for music. Checking out other people’s web sites, what’s going on, listening to music. It’s pretty much a musical thing for me.
The older you get, the things that you thought you wanted to do when you were younger, you’re checking them off your list because you no longer want to them.
I’ve always been battling this perception people have of me, this character. It follows me around. ‘Bubba the Bear’ shows up when I’m checking into a hotel, when I’m on a plane. I can’t get upset with people if they’re only aware of a small part of my body of work. But inside I do.
I can’t fight for no man because that means I’m fighting for your uncertainty about me and our relationship, so what kind of sense does that make? Honey, there are too many men in this world, and there’s bound to be one who’s truly checking for me.
When you’re in a meeting and you pull out your paper notebook, people look at you and go, ‘Oh, he’s taking a note.’ But if you’re in a meeting and you pull out your iPad, they go, ‘Oh, he’s checking Facebook.’
You do have to continue, as you grow as a human, checking in and going, ‘Is this what I want? Am I giving away things that I don’t want? Who am I and what do I want to keep doing?’
I have to do more close research and fact checking for the science fiction. This is not however to say that writing good fantasy does not involve doing good research.
You actually see liberals checking ‘Fox News,’ if only to know what the conservatives are thinking. And you’re seeing conservatives who venture into liberal sources, just to know what ‘The New York Times’ is thinking.
I grew up watching as much Olympics as I could, checking out all the sports. As a kid, you dream of playing your sport and representing your country and seeing the famous rings.
I’m so much more at ease now than when I was flying as Bob. Then, I was OCD about everything, always checking and looking for things. But flying as a female is effortless. I’m still checking traffic, instruments, and the radios, but it’s easier to multitask, and flying is fun.
I’m definitely a jaded traveler, but you try to make the best of what you know about the experience. Like, I know how to pack a bag. I know that checking a bag is for rookies.
At home, people are more likely to be distracted than in a theatrical environment. They’re checking their phones, pausing to get a snack, or sometimes jumping from show to show.
I don’t actually need a phone because wherever I go, it’s always pre-planned. I have never faced problems for not using a mobile phone, maybe because I am still not used to checking WhatsApp messages.
Forensics I’ve always found absolutely fascinating. Anything to do with clues. And checking things out and solving.
The right numerical balance is not just random number, it is an inherent checking mechanism in our parliamentary democracy against any ruling party that chooses to put its political interests first.
Checking your telomere length is a bit like weighing yourself: you get this single number which depends on a lot of factors. Telomere length gives a sense of your underlying health.
Make the most of online banking to make your life easier and keep your finances organized. Online banking is great because it offers quick, easy, 24-hour access to your checking and savings accounts.
Not everyone gets the ‘Sunday scaries’ or dreads going to work every day, and you shouldn’t, either. If you wake up most days with anxiety over what the day holds or find yourself checking out at work to avoid progressing on tough projects, it may be time to reevaluate your situation.
Playing new songs at festivals is weird, obviously. People at festivals are always a bit drunk, and probably just want to hear stuff they know by bands they love, or are checking you out and don’t know your stuff very well.
I travel pretty frequently, but a few things that are routine are going for a run, getting my green tea in the morning, and checking email… well, all the time!
Honestly, I’m more into the computer, the Internet, and checking out scores or the news.
To my way of thinking, passive management of file assets is okay for screwing around with iPads, where we’re mainly watching TV on Netflix or obsessive-compulsively checking the popularity of our Instagram uploads.
Here’s the problem: I don’t like who I’ve become when my iPhone is within reach. I find myself checking e-mails and responding to texts throughout the day with some kind of Pavlovian ferocity – it’s not a conscious act, but a reflexive one.
The best part of being on your own is not really having to answer to anybody. Not that when you’re in a relationship you should really have to answer to somebody then, either. Just the freedom of not checking in with someone all the time is nice.
I’ve never gotten a good idea while checking Twitter or shopping.
In the morning, I have certain aspirations. One of my goals is to avoid looking at the computer or checking e-mail for at least an hour after I wake up. I also try to avoid alarm clocks as much as possible, because it’s just nice to wake up without one.
You got people that come in, one album, two albums, and they’re gone. A lot of people couldn’t take the break I took and come back into the game, and people be checking for them.
It’s flattering that there are lots of Internet fan sites about me. I’m a bit of a technophobe and I don’t even own a laptop, but it’s probably a good thing I’m not logged on, checking up on what everyone is saying about me.
When I worked in the White House in the 1970s and ’80s, I was often stopped within the White House by agents checking my credentials. They were very observant and would stop anyone they didn’t recognize.
I get inspiration from all kinds of things: I can get it from hanging out with my son, from hanging out with my wife, from checking out different artists, from hearing something at a party.
At Bank of America, customers shunned a product that offered fee-free checking without access to branches.
When you wake up, instead of checking emails on your phone, or counting your retweets, pick up a pen and scratch a few sentences into a notebook.
The most common power chord in metal is the root/fifth, but root/third diads are also worth checking out.
I’m always checking other people’s opinions.
My father could have been deported because on his immigration application he said that he was a printer, obviously because he didn’t want them to be checking his writings.
When I got to college, my coach let me handle everything, from calling the plays to changing protections to checking in the run game. He let me do absolutely everything at the line.
If I was at home, I’d find myself checking email and looking at the Internet when I should be working. In the library, I can get an awful lot done in a couple of hours, but it can become quite sociable, which you have to watch out for. There are a lot of people you can pop out and have a coffee with.
This is at the heart of all good education, where the teacher asks students to think and engages them in encouraging dialogues, constantly checking for understanding and growth.
DMX wasn’t checking what his fans were saying to him on Twitter or Facebook. Jay-Z is on a boat in Saint-Tropez. I’m hands-on. Girls write to me like I’m their diary. That’s a huge responsibility. I don’t take it for granted.
When we’re touring America or Europe, we use our own plane and a great advantage of that is it cuts out an awful lot of time checking in. You literally drive up to the plane, get on and then drive off at the other end.
When people see the Cubevision logo, they should know it’s something good, something worth checking out.
I’ve spent 10 years checking my analytics on my end to see what people were talking about and what they like.
My go-to app is the TD bank app because I’m constantly checking my bank account. That’s what happens when you put all of your money in your savings and leave none in your checking.
When I was younger, I suppose I was interested in checking out as much about writing as I could: bad, weird, irritating, even things not-to-my-taste. Now I am less open. I will decide after a few pages if I want to stay in the world of the book, and if I don’t, I put it down. I have less time left.
I honestly think that in five years time, television will be watched on computer screens anyway and you’ll be doing multiple things. You’ll be ‘IMing’ while you’re watching a show and checking the news.
As a director, I’m not the one animating every frame, every shot. I’m moving around like a surgeon on rounds, or a farmer checking in on all the plants being grown, pruning and adjusting. For me, it’s a very exciting job.
I used to run ten miles every other day and eat very little. I was living in London on my own for the first time and no one was checking on me. I wasn’t anorexic but lost three stone. I weighed around seven. It lasted six months until I ran out of willpower.
People spend an enormous amount of time in their inboxes, compulsively checking, and it’s slow, distracting, and inefficient. It’s almost a counterproductivity tool.
That’s what I love about those old movies – the music is like a constant companion. Even in scenes that aren’t particularly dramatic, like a woman checking her watch, you hear the music as a comment on that action.
They trained mostly by time periods, checking their pace for known distance only on special occasions.
If I had a superpower, it would be to teleport. The idea of seeing the world in one day is exciting, but the thought of not checking bags almost moves me to tears.
With me, traveling for work is arriving at the airport, checking into the hotel, leaving the hotel the next morning at 4 or 5 to do something like ‘The Jimmy and Jackie Captain Crazy Morning Zoo,’ doing a bunch of those in a row, then going back to the hotel, and then finally going to the club.
He was somebody who made me think, I suppose, about the contemplative life. I’ve always been a city fellow, but I’ve often had vague thoughts about ‘checking out’ and perhaps going into a monastery and just seeing what it was like.
I had an iPhone, and then I’d forget my iPhone at home, and I’d be like, ‘God, I feel so good. I’m having such a good day.’ And then I’d realize, ‘Oh – it’s because I’m not checking my email nineteen thousand times.’