Figure Quotes

Figure Quotes by John Negroponte, Georges Rouault, Steve Mollenkopf, Johnny Depp, Vivica A. Fox, 6lack and many others.

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It seems to be that when these communist regimes take over – if you look at the example of Vietnam or Cambodia or Nicaragua – that even in conditions of peace they don’t seem to be able to figure out how to support their people, and the human suffering is enormous.
John Negroponte
A tree against the sky possesses the same interest, the same character, the same expression as the figure of a human.
Georges Rouault
Every major car company is trying to figure out, ‘How do I deploy the Internet into the car? How do I get cars to talk to each other? How do I get more safety? How do I get the ownership experience to change dramatically as a result?’
Steve Mollenkopf
Things go wrong for me all the time with technology. I’m not familiar enough with it, and I’m too old-school a brain to be able to figure it out. I’m dumb. Anything that I have to attack with my thumbs, for any period of time, makes me feel stupid. So, I try to avoid it, as much as possible, to protect my thumbs.
Johnny Depp
A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.
Vivica A. Fox
I had to go through being there for people and overextended myself to finally get to a place where it was finally time to figure my stuff out. Whether that was working on my music or working on me as a person.
6lack
Everyone needs to take that time to figure out who they are. The fact that there’s no love interests in ‘Moana’ – it’s all about her – is very relatable. You don’t need another person to help you find yourself.
Auli’i Cravalho
I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.
Kobe Bryant
Ultimately if you’re a journalist, one day you’re writing about figure skating, one day a political debate. I loved that about reporting. I like throwing my energies into various corners of the world.
Jess Walter
I don’t think of myself as a role model, but I do feel like, for women out there who are trying to figure out who they are, the most important choice to make is to live a life that’s true to who you are inside. And let your ideas and your heart and your mind drive your fashion choices.
Aisha Tyler
Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It’s sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn’t hurt.
Andy Rooney
I was told having a website would help me. I have yet to figure out why my life story needs to be on the web.
Wally Schirra
I don’t need a coach to tell me what to say. I need a coach to figure out what kind of shirt to wear and how to look at the camera and how to avoid, you know, picking your nose on camera.
Michael J. Saylor
Now, Tim has been really, really busy, and it’s been my job now to kind of deal with everything. And trying to figure out how we balance that, logistically it’s a nightmare. But these little jobs make it much easier.
Susan Sarandon
If you can figure out my success on the screen, you’re a better man than I.
Alan Ladd
There’s a large cluster of stars that are orbiting the center of our galaxy. And by measuring the motion of stars, and in particular, their orbits, we can figure out whether or not there’s a central black hole.
Andrea M. Ghez
The ideal situation would be to bypass all of the drama and mayhem and just get the music right to the people. I’m confident that we’ll eventually figure it out.
Debbie Gibson
I think that everyone is here for a reason and a purpose, and it’s your job to figure out what that is.
Rochelle Humes
In today’s world, marketers reach inside the home and attempt to figure out not what’s good for your daughter, because that is not their business, but what deep desires they can manipulate, stimulate and ostensibly satisfy in order to produce cold, hard cash.
Maggie Gallagher
I don’t read a lot of the sports, because I think people sometimes either build it up, or you have this guy that hates sports that is going to write bad about it, so I figure I’m not going to read it. Because I’m not going to let him put an idea into my head.
Herschel Walker
Sometimes I just need somebody to tell me a bunch of ideas I don’t like, so that I can figure out what it is I actually want.
Phoebe Bridgers
Our ultimate goal is to stay in business. We are not here with a specific plan. That’s kind of how our entire career has evolved. We will figure things out as we go along.
Mary-Kate Olsen
I always write with music. It takes me a while to figure out the right piece of music for what I’m working on. Once I figure it out, that’s the only thing I’ll play.
Kate DiCamillo
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Virgil Thomson
I’m not about to talk about what’s romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once – then that’s an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further.
James Van Der Beek
I may never get my own action figure, but at least I think what I’m doing is really legitimate musically.
Gavin DeGraw
You explain how it went, and as far as you can figure out how it got that way.
Virgil Thomson
That’s what I want to do, ultimately: figure out a way to get the world engaged with discovery and protecting these ancient sites.
Sarah Parcak
I have never been the stereotypical figure skater.
Tonya Harding
Marketers are out there trying to figure out how to get your money out of your child.
Maggie Gallagher
I’ve always been fascinated by real scientists – Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and so many others – how they’ve come up with solutions to very complicated problems that nobody else can seem to figure out.
Christopher Lloyd
The reason is that in a group, individual errors on either side of the true figure cancel each other out.
Michael Shermer
The practice mirror is to be used for the correction of faults, not for a love affair, and the figure you watch should not become your dearest friend.
Agnes de Mille
We’re taking on Social Security as a property rights issue. We figure that every single American has an absolute property right interest in the fruits of his or her own labor. What I work for should be my property.
Malcolm Wallop
Figure out who you are.
Randy Jackson
You try to figure out the best way to throw the shot put, or the perfect way to long jump, and you don’t ever get it. You just chip away, chip away, chip away as time goes on.
Ashton Eaton
I actually had a Bobby Orr action figure. You could put the pads on him and skates and all that. I was 7, and he was still playing.
Mike Weir
Santa is our culture’s only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It’s a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that’s a pity.
Chris Van Allsburg
I was a liberal arts junkie and I figured, well, I’ll go work for somebody somewhere. All I knew was that I was going to have to come home and figure it out.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Basically, we are a whole world of people desperately trying to figure out what is the dark side of our natures and how much can we explore without becoming something else.
William Petersen
I think having a strong female figure in my mom as an in-house role model was huge and really motivated me to continue to pursue my passion and my dreams.
Hilary Knight
If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.
Vaclav Havel
My father was a really funny guy. He lived a good long life. And he was the reason I wanted to be funny and become a comedian and a comedy writer, so to say that he’s somewhat of a mythic figure in my life would be an understatement.
Carol Leifer
And the fact that I liked to show off and be the center of attention really lends itself to figure skating very well.
Scott Hamilton
But here’s the deal: If I were smart, I could figure out curling. If I were even smarter, I could figure out why people would actually watch other people doing it. I have tried. I can’t. I can’t even figure out the object of the game. Is it like darts? I just don’t get it.
Bob Schieffer
Kids are smart. Knowledge is power. Let them figure things out. Don’t turn into that grown-up who they won’t come to.
Lauren Myracle
I knew there was something I had to do yesterday. I couldn’t remember what it is. I can’t figure it out. I know it’s a holiday. I know I don’t have a meeting. It’s very confusing.
Jennifer Beals
We had to figure out how to produce books in a cost-effective way.
LeVar Burton
My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out. What am I doing right?
Charles M. Schulz
Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
John Breaux
As always, work with your figure; draping, pleats, and proportion can work miracles when it comes to hiding flaws and enhancing assets.
Nina Garcia
There’s no enemy in the auditioning process. Everybody wants you to be the right person when you walk in the room. We’re all just trying to make a soup here, and they’re trying to figure out the right ingredients for the soup.
Michael Mosley
I think recordings have been a terrific advance because now, when you have a piece of music, particularly something that appears to the listener very complicated, there’s really a push to the world to try to figure out what it was that he was hearing.
Leo Ornstein
Some people burn out, and some people like Clint Eastwood, he was a wild, international movie star in his 30s, and he’s doing the best work of his life now. Go figure.
Ethan Hawke
In my opinion, long and intense study of the human figure is the necessary foundation for a sculptor.
Henry Moore
It is vital that there is a narrator figure whom people believe. That’s why I never do commercials. If I started saying that margarine was the same as motherhood, people would think I was a liar.
David Attenborough
Look at what is average in your area, your industry, and your company and then be better. That could be as simple as reading another book each month or attending a seminar each year. On the other hand, it also means acknowledging what ‘average’ actually is and how you, as the owner, arrive at that figure.
Michael Gerber
When it comes to the game of life, I figure I’ve played the whole course.
Lee Trevino
It’s a character that I always found really likable. I’m fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.
Antonio Banderas
I went from living in a house with five guys in Palo Alto, and living off their leftovers, to all of a sudden having all kinds of resources. And I wanted to figure out how I could take the blessing of these resources and share it with the world.
Jeffrey Skoll
We can’t win at home. We can’t win on the road. As general manager, I just can’t figure out where else to play.
Pat Williams
In the course of his presidency, Obama has gone from an almost magical charismatic figure to an ordinary politician. Ordinary. Average.
Charles Krauthammer
I’m a serious eater and a seriously hungry person, so I set out on that path to figure it out for myself, and of course it really resonated with other people.
Sally Schneider
Every relationship probably has, at its inception, a hundred things that you could pick on and divert you from it, but the feeling is there. You figure out a way to make it work.
Bennett Miller
I try to make a dent in people when I can. I figure people drift toward liberalism at a young age, and I always hope that they change when they see how the world really is.
Johnny Ramone
I was always active as a kid. I was a professional figure skater for many years and I was a dancer, so it’s just been part of my life, and I think that creates a certain body type.
Malin Akerman
I didn’t get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.
Sarah McLachlan
There’s no book to figure out how not to become a victim of police brutality.
Mike Colter
I got hurt my senior year of college. I ended up breaking my fifth metatarsal after I pulled out of the Draft. That was a good experience for me to kind of find myself, figure out a plan for post-basketball because obviously it doesn’t last forever.
C. J. McCollum
I would just love to be able to give back to figure skating.
Michelle Kwan
Well, I can’t figure out God.
Oral Roberts
I think a lot comes from having the experience of doing stand-up comedy. It allows you to figure out the psychology of an audience; what things are funny and not.
Keenen Ivory Wayans
Here in Ohio, the hardcore scene is a big thing, so some of our good friends are in hardcore bands. So we’ve had to figure out how the heck we get these people to respect us.
Tyler Joseph
No machines will ever truly fully figure the brain out, because the brain’s performance is constantly altered or else constrained by this inanimate, rogue artifact you can’t control, namely, speech.
Tom Wolfe
There used to be a certain condescension to Mozart. His music was regarded as pleasant. He was a porcelain figure playing a porcelain harpsichord.
Peter Shaffer
Richard Nixon is very much a self-made man in the six years prior to his emergence as a national figure. Between the moment he’s elected to Congress in 1946 and the moment he’s inaugurated as Vice President in 1953, he conducts nothing less than a kind of prodigy of American political self-advancement.
Roger Morris
Men are liars. We’ll lie about lying if we have to. I’m an algebra liar. I figure two good lies make a positive.
Tim Allen
As a chef, if I can taste something, I can basically figure out what’s in it.
Kelis
I think all comics borrow from each other. Only a few have an original voice, and I wasn’t one of them. In the end, I couldn’t figure out who to steal from, so I stopped doing it.
Steve Buscemi
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.
Mae West
I did Phone Booth, and that was shot very, very quickly, but that was Joel Schumacher, who’s shot so many movies that, if anybody can figure out how to do it in a couple of days, it’s him.
Katie Holmes
The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof.
Barbara Kingsolver
I was anti social, but at the same time, people gravitated to that because they wanted to figure out who I was and why I was how I was.
Roddy Ricch
I lose sleep at night wondering whether we are intelligent enough to figure out the universe. I don’t know.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Mitch Hurwitz was like a father figure to me. He was so sweet, and he’s just so smart.
Alia Shawkat
I don’t get surprised very often to be honest. I’m the kind of person who you couldn’t throw a surprise party for because I’d figure it out.
Chris O’Donnell
I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don’t think that’s only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
Kevin Bacon
My brother and I are always trying to figure out a way to work again together.
Beau Bridges
But I just think I was lucky enough to figure out early on that I wanted to do comedy, so that’s what I put all my effort into.
Donald Glover
When I was younger, I always dreamed of being a legend, to be remembered in figure skating.
Michelle Kwan
I never aspired to be a public figure. I have always been interested primarily in real business and the development of business strategies.
Roman Abramovich
Antoine ‘Fats’ Domino was a 1950s rock n’ roll pioneer, a larger-than-life New Orleans figure, and a role model for the African-American community in a time of deep segregation.
Elizabeth Flock
We have the script, we have the actors, and we’re trying to figure out what this is, and you don’t know what it is. You have to be open to what it’s going to become rather than have this thing that you’re trying to get to, which is boring.
Charlie Kaufman
Everybody is sitting around saying, ‘Well, jeez, we need somebody to solve this problem of bias.’ That somebody is us. We all have to try to figure out a better way to get along.
Wilma Mankiller
I was very young, and I remember this heated, passionate argument and trying to figure out some place called Vietnam, something called a Watergate, and some guy named Gerald Ford who my dad knew who had just become president, and how all these things fit together.
Bill Huizenga
I’d visit the near future, close enough that someone might want to talk to Larry Niven and can figure out the language; distant enough to get me decent medical techniques and a ticket to the Moon.
Larry Niven
There is no answer to the Pythagorean theorem. Well, there is an answer, but by the time you figure it out, I got 40 points, 10 rebounds and then we’re planning for the parade.
Shaquille O’Neal
What you get in the Cold War is ‘the wilderness of mirrors’ where you have to figure out what’s good and what’s evil. That’s good for John le Carre, but not me.
Alan Furst
Someday, when I manage to finally figure out how to take care of myself, then I’ll consider taking care of someone else.
Marilyn Manson
I enjoyed high school and college, and I think I learned a lot, but that was not really my focus. My focus was on trying to figure out what businesses to start.
Steve Case
When I grew up Carl Lewis was still running, Maurice Greene was running – he was that figure I see, like Michael Johnson. I really wanted to look up to the fast guys – so those two guys were some of the guys I looked up to.
Tyson Gay
My view is that you don’t tell the universe what to do. The universe is how it is, and it’s our job to figure it out.
Brian Greene
We’ve got to figure out a way that we give a private sphere for our public leaders. We’re not gonna get the best people in public life if we don’t do that.
Doris Kearns Goodwin
What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.
Scott Hamilton
The landlady of a boarding-house is a parallelogram – that is, an oblong angular figure, which cannot be described, but which is equal to anything.
Stephen Leacock
I’d rather deal with a Mob guy shaking hands on a deal than a Hollywood lawyer, who, the minute you get the contract signed, is trying to figure out how to screw you.
Albert S. Ruddy
Years ago, I picked up figure skating. How hard could spins and jumps be, I thought? It’s just applied Newtonian physics. After repeatedly falling on my rear end, I realized it was harder than I thought. But it had an upside. That is how I met my wife, who was ice dancing at the Rockefeller Center ice rink.
Michio Kaku
Everything that Traffic ever did, I’d give Steve a complete lyric, titled, written out with the verse, the bridge, the shape and rhyme and then Steve had to figure out how the meter of the words would fit musically.
Jim Capaldi
I have now spent over a year trying to figure where in the workplace I belong.
Paulina Porizkova
In America, we have to learn to be patient enough to figure out what somebody is saying. Somebody might actually be saying something.
Stanley Crouch
I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn’t hold my attention. I couldn’t figure skate. I’m afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
Alicia Sacramone
First I lost my voice, then I lost my figure and then I lost Onassis.
Maria Callas
My sensei was a British karate champion named Brian Fitkin. He was my mentor and because I had a hard relationship with my dad, he became a father figure to me.
Dolph Lundgren
I was lucky enough to know exactly what I wanted to do when I was growing up. I think one of the hardest things to figure out in life is what your calling is, and what truly makes you happy – not what you want to work at, but what you want to do.
Scott Foley
At readings, audience members sometimes ask if I keep writing past the two hours if I’m on a roll, but I don’t. I figure that if I’m on a roll, it’s partially because I know I’m about to stop.
Aimee Bender
I got an action figure. You know, like G.I. Joe. What I seen of it, they got to put a little gray in the hair.
Rudy Boesch
Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.
Gretchen Rubin
Follow up the interview with a phone call. If Carrot Top can figure out how to use a phone, so can you.
Tom Cole
I feel like there’s a voice in my head, always, telling me every idea is brilliant, and another telling me every idea is the worst. And they argue in my head until somebody wins, until I solicit an audience to be, like, ‘Will you help me figure this out? Is this the best or the worst idea?’ And they tell me!
B. J. Novak
I like to do little obsessed losers, or people who are in over their head, or people who are trying to figure stuff out, or guys whose girlfriends leave them and they don’t quite get it. Guys who just don’t quite get it.
Bruce McCulloch
Nobody knows what you have in you until you’ve done it, so I just keep pushing those boundaries, and I figure it will all come out in the wash.
Greta Gerwig
The real issue for the public is to figure out which narrative do we want. We can have a bigger government, if that’s the public’s choice. It’ll just require higher taxes on every American. Do you want that, or do you want smaller government, smaller taxes?
Glenn Hubbard
These guys who keep on playing but aren’t winning, you’ve got to sit them down and let them figure it out and perform a little gut-check on themselves.
Payne Stewart
I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer’s block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.
A. E. van Vogt
I don’t let it bother me too much if someone doesn’t like me. I just figure there’s no accounting for taste. It’s not me, it’s my acting. It’s like if someone doesn’t like someone’s food, they just don’t like my acting.
Anna Chlumsky
I’m not one of those people who writes a biography or tries to figure out what kind of ice cream the character liked when he was 10.
Miguel Ferrer
I had started out my grown-up life in New York City, but I couldn’t figure out how to be an actor there. And so I had been a magazine illustrator instead.
Michael Emerson
I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.
Edward Norton
These guys are playing checkers. I’m out here playing chess. When they figure it out, it’s too late.
Max Holloway
I’m not about to talk about what’s romantic in my life – I figure if you talk about it once, then that’s an open invitation for everyone to dig into your personal life even further. So, I just keep my private life to myself.
James Van Der Beek
I am not a famous person at home – I’m just a guy here. I’m a father, I’m a companion, I’m a human being. I am not a public figure in my house; I am not a celebrity. I am not a famous person to myself – I am just a guy.
William Hurt
Most fourth graders can’t say why Abraham Lincoln is an important historical figure? Wow. This is far more distressing than if the news had been that fourth graders were bad at reciting multiplication tables, because you can, in fact, Google that.
Susan Orlean
It’s sometimes better to have a father figure to rebel against than nothing, than just a black hole or an absence.
Jean-Michel Jarre
One of the things that I tell beginning writers is this: If you describe a landscape, or a cityscape, or a seascape, always be sure to put a human figure somewhere in the scene. Why? Because readers are human beings, mostly interested in human beings. People are humanists. Most of them are humanists, that is.
Kurt Vonnegut
I didn’t do anything but write for six months after I got my publishing deal. That was just trying to get better and figure out my sound and the way I like to do it.
Morgan Wallen
Yancy is actually a Native-American name, but I’m Irish. Go figure.
Yancy Butler
This really should be kept secret, but you can learn a lot by watching the making-of DVDs. Every actor should do it. You figure out what you’re dealing with.
Bill Murray
I make art to figure out what I’m thinking, not to tell people what I think.
Glenn Ligon
Every citizen has to figure out what kind of government he or she wants.
Stephen Breyer
One of the great challenges of our age, in which the tools of our productivity are also the tools of our leisure, is to figure out how to make more useful those moments of procrastination when we’re idling in front of our computer screens.
Joshua Foer
What we need to do is always lean into the future; when the world changes around you and when it changes against you – what used to be a tail wind is now a head wind – you have to lean into that and figure out what to do because complaining isn’t a strategy.
Jeff Bezos
Lyrically, I think I’m frustrated with this whole process of trying to figure out what I believe about the world and life. I don’t like to adopt a sort of guiding philosophy.
James Mercer
Everything ends; you just have to figure out a way to push to the finish line.
Jesse Itzler
I say ‘here’s the thing’ a lot, both to alert people that I’m about to say something important and to give myself a moment to figure out what that important thing might be, because my head is so often completely empty.
Walter Kirn
I’d rather grind slow because when it land in my lap and when I get it, it’s going to last longer than just shooting straight to the top and then the plane crashing because I done shot up too fast. I’d rather grind, figure the steps out and stay up there.
Moneybagg Yo
The only advice I can give is to surround yourself with people who are friends and people who believe in you and your material and who are going to help you take it to the next level. It doesn’t mean you don’t listen to criticism, but you listen to it and edit it, and you figure out what you can take.
Dee Rees
When you go to an art museum, the thing you’re least likely to encounter is a picture of a black person. When it comes to ideas about art and about beauty, the black figure is absent.
Kerry James Marshall
Good generalship is the realisation that you’ve got to figure out how to accomplish your mission with the minimum loss of human life.
Norman Schwarzkopf
I have this A-line figure. It starts with my face being small and increases as it goes down. Actually South Indians have this problem. Small face. Big hips.
Rekha
I took all my wax studies and threw them in the fire… that’s the way it is when something unpleasant happens to me. I take my hammer and I squash a figure.
Camille Claudel
I love reading people. I really enjoy watching, observing, and being able to figure out a person, the reason they wore that dress, the reason they smell the way they do.
Rihanna
I really had to develop a core. I had to figure out, at my core as a writer, what did I value? What was I about? And I had to love it and take pleasure in it.
Jenny Zhang
If all you needed to do is to figure out what company is better than others, everyone would make a lot of money. But that is not the case. They keep raising the prices to the point when the odds change.
Charlie Munger
I had to figure out how to bring the world into my work.
Barbara Kruger
There’s war – there’s always been war, as long as most of us have been alive. There have always been people being abused, there’s always been horrible things in the world. Why are we outraged? We should just be quiet and figure it out, and work it out together.
Dave Matthews
It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it’s easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.
Andre Agassi
If you really want to be a good archaeologist, you have to understand ancient DNA; you have to understand chemical analysis to figure out the composition of ancient pots. You have to be able to study human remains. You need to be able to do computer processing and, in some cases, computer programming.
Sarah Parcak
Look several months ahead, see where the obstacles lie, and figure out ways to overcome them.
Jillian Michaels
I felt like high school for me was like a big whirlpool of me trying to figure out what was OK for me to do.
Donald Glover
For an actress to be a success, she must have the face of Venus, the brains of a Minerva, the grace of Terpsichore, the memory of a Macaulay, the figure of Juno, and the hide of a rhinoceros.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
I’m continuing to figure it out every single year: Life is a challenge, and the ones that succeed in life are the tough-minded ones that are not willing to accept failure.
Jermaine O’Neal
Cezanne had an enormous influence on everyone in that period; there was a change in attitudes to art. People found him disturbing because they didn’t like their existing ideas being challenged and overturned. Cezanne was probably the key figure in my lifetime.
Henry Moore
When it comes to meeting and attracting women, many men are resigned and complacent. We figure some guys were born with that particular power and other guys weren’t. I wasn’t.
Neil Strauss
When I’m at my best, I’m trying to destabilize myself and figure out new ways of approaching art as a provocation. I think I am at my best when I push myself into a place where I don’t have all the answers.
Kehinde Wiley
Figure out what it is in life you don’t do well, and then don’t do it.
Douglas Coupland
Technology has changed, and we need to figure out how to improve the archaic way of what makes a hit, or how to determine how many viewers are watching beyond some people with Nielsen boxes in a small percentage of homes in random areas.
Jim Rash
When you’re a liar, a person of low moral fortitude, really any explanation you need to be true can be true. Especially if you’re smart enough. You can figure out a way to justify anything.
Samuel Witwer
There are two kinds of directors: There’s the kind where two plus two equals four, and you have to help them figure it out. And then there’s the kind that throws you in a room, locks the door, sets the house on fire and films it.
Michael Pitt
There definitely will be flying cars, but whether there’ll be flying cars for most people to use, it’ll probably take a long time to straighten everything out, all the rules and hassles. It’ll take a while to figure out how to keep people from crashing into each other.
Zack Greinke
I just cash in on the fact that I’m good looking, and I’ve got a nice figure and girls like me.
Sid Vicious
I don’t rely on my figure to sell records.
Adele
The point is that when I see a sunset or a waterfall or something, for a split second it’s so great, because for a little bit I’m out of my brain, and it’s got nothing to do with me. I’m not trying to figure it out, you know what I mean? And I wonder if I can somehow find a way to maintain that mind stillness.
Chris Evans
I’ve not seen in my lifetime any politician who is a heroic figure. The manipulation that all politicians use on one level or another is so transparent.
Dean Koontz
I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
Elayne Boosler
The roles that men and women play are no longer the standard traditional roles of way back when but are those of two very individual people living their lives. I think it’s been a hard transition in society – just take a look at the divorce rate – to figure out what that means now. How do you resolve that?
Lisa Edelstein
I’ve loved some gadgets that were not worthy, and I’ve loved gadgets that I would have loved more if I had waited for their developers to figure out how to really make them work, but I loved them anyway.
Susan Orlean
The nearest figure to myself would be Shakespeare.
Michael Tippett
We’re all trying to figure out what’s next, what’s best for our families, what’s best for ourselves, and there’s a certain sort of comfort in knowing that you’re not in it by yourself.
Sterling K. Brown
Charlie Brown is almost a tragic figure.
Brian Walker
I’ve been to hundreds of conventions in my career. Sometimes I’m afraid I may get jaded by them. But then, I see a figure in bright colors walking up to me, and I smile. I thank them for reminding me of just how lucky I am to do what I get the honor to do every day of my life.
George Perez
And so figure skating was a great vehicle for me to kind of be competitive at something, without having to be big.
Scott Hamilton
Guitar is the best form of self-expression I know. Everything else, and I’m just sort of tripping around, trying to figure my way through life.
Slash
I was a controversial figure on my reservation when I was a kid. I was mouthy and opinionated and arrogant. Nothing has changed.
Sherman Alexie
Beast Mode doesn’t make excuses. It doesn’t complain. Whatever you’re doing, go out there and get it done. Keep pushing. If I have a bad game, I think about what I have to do to return to form. Figure it out, go to sleep, and wake up a new man.
Matt Kemp
We have food deserts in our cities. We know that the distance you live from a supplier of fresh produce is one of the best predictors of your health. And in the inner city, people don’t have grocery stores. So we have to figure out a way of getting supermarkets and farmers markets into the inner cities.
Michael Pollan
Love is a mess, at best, and I figure it can be very real in spite of all the things people try to attach to it.
Sean Penn
I went to Drexel University, majored in computer science. Drexel has a great program – they call it co-op – but its, like, mandatory to graduate to do internships. I loved it because it helped me figure out very quickly that I didn’t really want to be a programmer.
John Gruber
To be the music company of the future, you have to figure out a way to be a great business and distribution partner of younger bands, midsized bands, and ones that break out, like Arcade Fire.
Michael Rapino
I think Joe Jackson is a great American figure. In my opinion, he became a scapegoat.
D. B. Sweeney
No one talked about the fact that in this year under the Obama administration you’ve seen the highest casualties in Afghanistan. And the fact that it took him almost 90 days to figure out what his strategy is going to be was absolutely appalling.
Allen West
The challenge for me as a parent of two girls is to establish enough structure in the house so that things don’t go haywire… but at the same time, as a dominant male figure in their life, let them know they can topple the king.
Mark Duplass
Nothing in the last few years has dazzled me more than Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall,’ which blew the top of my head straight off. I’ve read it three times, and I’m still trying to figure out how she put that magnificent thing together.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I was skating with friends in my neighborhood, and then eventually I was invited to go to the skate park with one of them. When I saw people flying all around – literally flying in and out of bowls – that is when I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to figure out how I could get there and how I could fly.
Tony Hawk
I think if you do something and it turns out pretty good, then you should go do something else wonderful, not dwell on it for too long. Just figure out what’s next.
Jonathan Ive
It will kill four times as many Americans as AIDS will over the next decade. I feel that what ever kind of disability God has given me, as an entertainer and as a public figure, it is so I can be a representative for others.
Naomi Judd
I don’t know who said that novelists read the novels of others only to figure out how they are written. I believe it’s true. We aren’t satisfied with the secrets exposed on the surface of the page: we turn the book around to find the seams.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I wrote a novel called ‘Blonde,’ which is about Norma Jean Baker, who becomes Marilyn Monroe, which I called a fictitious biography. That uses the material as if it were myth – that Marilyn Monroe is like this mythical figure in our culture.
Joyce Carol Oates
We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally.
Ajay Naidu
The Doors were successful. It was Jim Morrison as the centre and the figure and the spokesman, the figurehead, but we were all into the same thing. That’s why we were a band.
Ray Manzarek
For choice, I prefer not to be a public figure. I don’t have Tom Cruise’s good looks. I don’t have a need to be on the front page of fill-in-the-blank.
Kenneth C. Griffin
I don’t see myself as extremely handsome. I just figure I can charm you into liking me.
Wesley Snipes
There are so many ways to approach a character. You have to figure out the similarities between you and the character, build on them, and at the same time, blur the dissimilarities. Since you do it day in and day out, it becomes a process and a part of you.
Sushant Singh Rajput
When you try to figure out what the religious right is, it ultimately comes down either to one man, Pat Robertson, or anyone who believes in a higher being and wants their taxes cut.
Ann Coulter
Every day is a major balancing act that I have to figure out and coordinate.
Jocko Willink
It was the moment I learned acting is not acting out. After that light went on, I spent the rest of my life trying to figure out how to make other people realize it.
William Hurt
I carry out my work thus: I never use models or nature for the figure, drapery or anything else.
John Tenniel
By most accounts, Aristide is the most popular figure in Haiti.
Noam Chomsky
It’s true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure, why take the chance?
Ronald Reagan
Johnnie Cochran was such a heroic figure for getting the acquittal of O.J. Simpson, and the acquittal was such a historical event because it was the first time that I’d seen somebody who looked like me have the criminal justice system work in their favor rather than against.
Sterling K. Brown
For those of us who aren’t great with people, we figure that silence is always the safest bet. If you’re an introvert, you spend so much of your time wishing that other people would just shut the hell up that you figure you’re doing everyone a favor.
David Wong
I’ve had some amazing people in my life. Look at my father – he came from a small fishing village of five hundred people and at six foot four with giant ears and a kind of very odd expression, thought he could be a movie star. So go figure, you know?
Kiefer Sutherland
Ronald Reagan had many fine qualities and he had many shortcomings. He’s not the simple, folksy figure that he’s often portrayed as.
Eugene Jarecki
Have you heard a single national figure tell you all of the crises of the recent past are not economic, they’re cultural?
Newt Gingrich
I didn’t want to be the sissy figure skater, you know.
Scott Hamilton
I wanted to figure out a way of living where I didn’t have to be in an office every day.
Ruth Reichl
I may be a public figure, but really, I’m just like a guy who could be in your family and have some difficult things happen to him.
Terrell Owens
Someone with a figure like Jennifer Aniston has a trainer, a cook spinning out some version of the latest diet, and probably a stop at the tanning salon.
Amanda Peet
There’s a difference between the blues of the New Orleans guys and anyone else and the difference is in a chord, but I can’t figure the name of it. It’s a different chord, and they all make it.
Jimmy Rushing
The main thing is just really to play my game… and while you are playing the match, as it goes along, you kind of figure things out.
Mary Pierce
I always look at the worst situations and try and figure out how I can make them better. Let today’s garbage be better than yesterday’s, is my motto.
Bryson DeChambeau
Many Afghan intellectuals in the United States believe that their country is best kept together. They are encouraged by the fact that no leading tribal or political figure there has called for secession.
Stephen Kinzer
The fact that it wasn’t tells me that we’ve got a much more fundamental problem of understanding what went wrong, and we’ve got to figure out what was there. And that’s what I call fundamental fault analysis.
David Kay
Lyft came out of a hackathon project where we were trying to figure out what does Zimride look like on mobile.
Logan Green
Our enemies are our evil deeds and their memories, our pride, our selfishness, our malice, our passions, which by conscience or by habit pursue us with a relentlessness past the power of figure to express.
George A. Smith
Yes, the disruption of the Internet can be blamed for the destruction of the business model that once made journalism a thriving, well-paying enterprise, but it has also created an array of new tools for reporting. Somebody will eventually figure out how to make online newspapers profitable – I hope.
David Horsey
To be a great leader, you firstly have to like people. If you don’t like people, at the end of the day they will figure this out and you can’t lead them too well.
Leonard Lauder
Sometimes I can’t figure designers out. It’s as if they flunked human anatomy.
Erma Bombeck
That was something we were trying to figure out: Are we allowed to do a jazz song? Are we allowed to do cabaret? Just from hearing the Beatles, it was like, ‘Well, they did it. It’s okay to write something other than a standard rock song.’
Ryan Ross
It was hard to figure out what were the good causes, the bad causes, even the good politics and the bad politics. So we started taking requests and figuring it out.
Jeff Ament
I moved back home after graduating from Virginia Tech. And that’s when reality hit. I knew I had to do something. I guess it doesn’t click when you’re that young. I was 19 and had finished college. I got home and had to figure out what I was going to do.
Adam Page
Me personally, I’m a guy who it took a long time to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing. I relate to a lot of that finding oneself a little later in the game, or being thrown a curve later in the game.
Kurt Sutter
With a new baby, you have a bad day now and again because you’re particularly tired, but most of the time, you’re fine. You spend a lot of your time trying to figure out how you can get more sleep, but really, you’re better off just giving up and admitting that you’re not going to, so forget about it.
Deirdre O’Kane
Management is getting people together to figure out how to transform inputs into outputs. In the process of figuring out the process of how people work together, you’ve got to figure out who’s got what responsibilities, and how do they work together.
Clayton M. Christensen
I’ve had it up to my ears with the personal mythology. It’s getting kind of personally sickening. The personal stuff just turns out to be misinterpreted. I’ve had such an earful for so long, it’s gotten tedious. I figure if you stay away from it, you’re safe.
Sam Shepard
That’s the last thing on Earth you should think about… There’s just a whole lot of things that aren’t going to work for you. Figure out what they are and avoid them like the plague. And one of them is bitcoin… It is total insanity.
Charlie Munger
My view of Sarah Palin is she is the most dynamic figure maybe in politics, even more in some ways than President Obama, who is a little more scripted than she is. He is great with the teleprompter.
Rudy Giuliani
We need to figure out a way to create more energy on a gigawatt scale and not create so much CO2 in the process.
Klaus Lackner
I can remember trying to coach, trying to figure out schemes, and it just wasn’t coming to me.
Pat Summitt
I grew up in a food-obsessed Italian family, so food was always front and center in my life. I was a food obsessed person who morphed into a comedian and tried to figure out a way to make fun of my cake and eat it too.
Nadia Giosia
You’ve gotta learn to love yourself and live your own life. Then you can go out in the world and try and figure everything else out.
Rob Halford
But ‘Memento’ was so successful, such a huge cult hit, almost on the scale of a large film. If that had happened, with all the acclaim, before the next job, I’d have found it very difficult to figure out what to do next.
Christopher Nolan
A father figure is providing for you, as well as showing you things. A big brother is giving you the game and showing you things too – but a father figure is providing for you while he’s showing you things, and raising you.
Jadakiss
I was impressed with what someone like Karl Lagerfeld built and did and the house that he made, but there was never really a female figure I wanted to emulate.
Lana Del Rey
We need to figure out a ‘harvest system’ to collect the produce that stores don’t put out for customers to buy because it’s not perfect looking. Frankly, the stuff left to rot in the storeroom is more beautiful to me than the perfect carrot. I’m a gnarly carrot kind of guy.
Mario Batali
Chelsea’s fans love me a lot, even more than in Atletico. Figure that!
Diego Costa
I’ve loved acting and dancing since I was a kid. Before anyone thought I was pretty or before I had a voluptuous figure, that was what I was going to do.
Kelly Brook
If I’m guilty, I’m the ultimate figure to fear, because I’m not the obvious one. But, on the other hand, if I’m innocent, it means that everyone is vulnerable, and that is everyone’s nightmare. Either I’m a psychopath in sheep’s clothing, or I am you.
Amanda Knox
Time made me change. I gradually woke up to the realization that this is who I am, an author, a public figure, and I couldn’t just hide in my study, tapping away at the keyboard and pretend that I didn’t have a role to play beyond stringing words together.
David Guterson
I’ve learned that you have to make careful choices because everything has an impact. I’ve also learned that you can’t please everyone in life, so please yourself and figure out what really matters.
Gretchen Bleiler
You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to – I couldn’t stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.
Allen Iverson
Male figure skating is different than female figure skating; we’re not America’s sweetheart.
Scott Hamilton
Skating is big in Chicago. There’s a lot of hockey; a lot of the boys play hockey. And figure skating is big.
Joan Cusack
My father was Abe Burrows, who was a Broadway legend. ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘How to Succeed,’ ‘Cactus Flower,’ ’40 Karats,’ ‘Can-Can,’ ‘Happy Hunting,’ ‘Reclining Figure,’ it goes on. He was a legend, and when I was growing up, I was Abe Burrows’ kid. That was my self-esteem.
James Burrows
When I left Planned Parenthood, I was extremely nervous. I was immediately thrown into the media spotlight, and I had no idea what it was going to be like to be a public figure in the pro-life movement.
Abby Johnson
I figure it could become a self-fulfilling prophecy; if I make a successful arena rock record, I’ll wind up playing arenas! I wouldn’t mind being back in that kind of venue because of the kinds of things you can do with production. You can make your shows more interesting, which would be fun to do.
Todd Rundgren
I think we need one recognized, respected public figure to make a tough, blunt statement on just what Reagan’s record is and what he might do to the country, let alone the Republican Party before Christmas.
Robert Teeter
If I look in the mirror when I get up or before going to bed at night, I see a man of average ugliness with stubble, an unruly mane of hair, a squint nose, slightly protruding ears, and bags under my eyes. But I also see a man who’s completely happy with the figure staring back at him.
Andrea Pirlo
I have never been able, really, to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. I have never, never been able to figure it all out, what it’s all about, what it all means.
Jonas Mekas
I was frustrated because I couldn’t get going, as I was trying to figure out how to make films. I had various jobs, I taught a SAT class, I was a bartender, I had a day job at an office and was making short films.
David O. Russell
A lot of weird things happen to me. People call out to me on the street and I figure I know them, and I walk over. And then they start to talk about a movie, and I get so embarrassed. Sometimes they think I’m Lorraine Bracco or Laura San Giacomo or Marisa Tomei. I’m sure it happens to them all the time, too.
Annabella Sciorra
One figure can sometimes add up to a lot.
Wesley Ruggles
If you behind me, I’m not going to look back and try and figure out what you’re doing behind me.
Future
It took me 30 years to figure out who I really am, as a person, and who I want to surround myself with. I was very much the kind of person who would just meld in with whatever group I was near.
Katie Aselton
They want to let the audience figure things out and let the reaction shot get the laugh.
Barry Sonnenfeld
Raising children uses every bit of your being – your heart, your time, your patience, your foresight, your intuition to protect them, and you have to use all of this while trying to figure out how to discipline them.
Nicole Ari Parker
My mom is just incredible. She’s delved into both the mother and father figure in my life.
Devin Druid
My father used to say to me, ‘The only limit to your success is your own imagination.’ I actually believed that – like, I’m still coming to terms with the fact that I might not be an Olympic figure skater.
Shonda Rhimes
I’m on this search trying to figure out exactly who I am and what I have to say to people.
Natalie Merchant
It’s really hard to figure out what they need to know. And that’s parenting, in general. It’s hard to figure out what would benefit your kids and what would just make them needlessly frightened.
John Ross Bowie
I just need to figure out how to grow without compromising.
Elizabeth Olsen
I would assert that highly effective leaders are made more than they’re born. Every leader I know who’s been highly effective has worked hard at it, and they’ve been students of it. The more you’re a student of leadership, the more you figure out what works for you and the more effective you’re going to be.
Douglas Conant
Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes. It’s about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.
Alan Shearer
By definition a sequel can’t be original. So you’ve got to figure out what worked the first time around.
Barry Sonnenfeld
When I left prison, I had to figure out how to embrace my past.
Fernando Flores
No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.
Aimee Teegarden
I’m not someone who’s sort of still trying to figure out what I believe in.
Rand Paul
We’ve got to figure out a way to cause communities to also want them, the political, organized bodies.
Lee Scott
I met this woman, I fell in love with her, and I’m a public figure.
Cynthia Nixon
The capability of negotiating… is something that means you not only have to understand fully what you believe and what your national interests are but in order to be a really good negotiator, you have to try to figure out what the other person on the other side of the table has in mind.
Madeleine Albright
I love technology, and I love new gadgets. I can no longer figure out how to use any of them, but I love them.
Jerry Zucker
Personally, I don’t like a girlfriend to have a husband. If she’ll fool her husband, I figure she’ll fool me.
Orson Welles
I am having nothing to do with this so-called civil rights bill. The liberal left-wingers have passed it. Now let them employ some pinknik social engineers in Washington, D.C., to figure out what to do with it.
George Wallace
My mother introduced me to many different things, and figure skating was one of them. I just thought that it was magical having to glide across the ice.
Debi Thomas
I found that if I don’t paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it’s because I haven’t painted.
Damian Loeb
It was more fun trying to figure out I Want To Hold Your Hand than to take lessons. By this time I knew basic chords.
Tommy Shaw
I think the media made Manson, turned him into some larger than life figure and surrounded him with mystery and some shady glamour.
Maynard James Keenan
Be real with yourself in whatever area of your life and your game that you need improvement on. Once you figure that out, you just have to go out and work on it. For me, it’s footwork. I constantly work on it, and it’s a never-ending process.
Calvin Johnson
You would hardly believe how difficult it is to place a figure alone on a canvas, and to concentrate all the interest on this single and universal figure and still keep it living and real.
Edouard Manet
I know how to dress my figure, so I stay looking good by wearing the right clothes.
Holly Willoughby
Lincoln had no such person that he could talk with. Often, as a result, he debated with himself, and he would draw up a kind of list of the pros and cons of an argument, and carefully figure them out, and he might test them in public.
David Herbert Donald
Rosa Parks was a woman of strength, conviction, and morality. Her action on December 1, 1955, to defy the law made her a leading figure in our nation’s civil rights history.
John Shimkus
I don’t know what it’s like to have a typical father figure. He’s not the dad who’s going to take me to the beach and go swimming, but he’s such a motivational person.
Tiffany Trump
Life, work – it’s all very organic and fluid, a laboratory. I always tell people: whatever your thing is, you just have to be in it. Jump in; you’ll figure it out.
Mark Bradford
There was something missing. But in my world, there is never time to figure out what is, in fact, missing.
Jeff Fisher
I think a lot of Hollywood is in retreat right now trying to figure out how to make money and make the safest bets.
Judd Apatow
I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
Fidel Castro
I think one of the reasons for the success of ‘Breaking Bad,’ and now for ‘Better Call Saul,’ is that we have been blessed by AMC and Sony with enough time to figure things out.
Vince Gilligan
The Final Jeopardy! questions seem to be, by design, things you can’t know. And so it’s not about who knows them, but who can figure them out in thirty seconds.
Ken Jennings
I don’t understand art-speak. My pictures are big doodles. I’m amazed what people come up with when they look at them. There’s one of a figure with two heads that somebody thought must be a comment on the state of matrimony. None of it is a comment on anything.
Billy Connolly
Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
Michael Jordan
I had an idea that I wanted show which would keep me happy for five years. I tried to figure how I’d feel if I had to do the part for five years. This one ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ filled the bill.
Bob Crane
I definitely think it exercises an interesting muscle, auditioning for bad parts and trying to figure out how to make it real. I don’t know what I’m talking about now.
Anna Kendrick
I figure I’ll be champ for about ten years and then I’ll let my brother take over – like the Kennedys down in Washington.
Muhammad Ali
If anyone can figure out how to balance my celebrity and my dual careers in music and film, it’s me. I don’t feel frightened; I feel challenged.
Jennifer Lopez
The key is not to figure out what the best people are doing and try to emulate it – rather, figure out what causes people and companies to be successful.
Clayton M. Christensen
That is why one day I said my game will be like the Pythagorean Theorem – hard to figure out. A lot of people really don’t know the Pythagorean Theory. They don’t make them like me anymore. They don’t want to make them like that anymore.
Shaquille O’Neal
Figure skaters have awful perceptions of hockey players.
Kristi Yamaguchi
I got a random tattoo the other day. It’s a red triangle, which makes everyone think I’m arty, which I’m not. I used to draw red triangles all the time. It must mean something – maybe I don’t know it yet. But I’ll figure it out.
Ellie Goulding
A figure with curves always offers a lot of interesting angles.
Wesley Ruggles
I’m a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out.
Erykah Badu
They say Einstein died while he was still trying to figure out gravity. I think I’m going to die still trying to figure out some of the things about Blink.
Tom DeLonge
They sent me the script, asking me to play the part of a general. I have never played the part of an authority figure. I’ve never thought of myself that way. I was uncomfortable with it, but I worked at it and knew I had a guttural voice for a general.
Mark Goddard
I guess why the Ocean’s films are hard for me is because on the one hand you have to make sure the performances are there, but on the other hand it’s a film that demands, to my mind, a very layered and complex visual scheme. That takes a lot of time to figure out.
Steven Soderbergh
If you give a hacker a new toy, the first thing he’ll do is take it apart to figure out how it works.
Jamie Zawinski
I believe that singing is the key to long life, a good figure, a stable temperament, increased intelligence, new friends, super self-confidence, heightened sexual attractiveness, and a better sense of humor.
Brian Eno
If the education and studies of children were suited to their inclinations and capacities, many would be made useful members of society that otherwise would make no figure in it.
Samuel Richardson
I always said if I could figure out a way to grow Kleenex and toilet paper on trees, we could pull the plug on society.
Joel Salatin
John Lewis Gaddis is not only the favorite historian of the Reagan administration, but he’s regarded as the dean of Cold War scholarship, the leading figure in the American Cold War scholarship, a professor at Yale.
Noam Chomsky
You are the master of your environment. You’ve got your own head, your own mind. So once you figure out what you want for yourself, you have to create the proper environment to make sure you can live out all the things you want.
Tyrese Gibson
I don’t think Hamlet is mad, nor is he predisposed to be a gloomy or tragic figure.
Kenneth Branagh
I don’t eschew autobiographical writing, but I’m not interested in mine to be so straightforward. The things that tend to move me the most are often those that I have to figure out its meaning for myself. The human being’s ability to make a metaphor to describe a human experience is just really cool.
Aimee Bender
Generally I finish a first draft in 2-6 months, then I set it aside for a while so that when I come back to it I can read it with fresh eyes and figure out how to improve it.
Margaret Haddix
It’s a huge challenge, a huge responsibility. Bond is a huge iconic figure in movie history. These opportunities don’t come along very often so I thought, ‘Why not?’
Daniel Craig
I still find the best way to understand a hospitalized patient whose care I am taking over is not by staring at the computer screen but by going to see the patient; it’s only at the bedside that I can figure out what is important.
Abraham Verghese
What was moving, I think, was the fact that the statue is a woman and not a heroic, manly figure. So for all her scale and immensity, there’s something soft about the Statue of Liberty, something tender about her.
Derek Walcott
Shaft was a pop culture figure along t he lines of, I guess, Dirty Harry – except that he wasn’t as much of a racist. So yeah, I was always a fan.
Jeffrey Wright
I’m looking forward to being able to retire from being a public figure and being able to afford to be myself!
James Taylor
All through college, I was searching for characters that would make me unique and set me apart from the typical ventriloquist with the typical dummy that was the little boy, cheeky hard figure like Charlie McCarthy.
Jeff Dunham
Fidel Castro’s most scandalous show trial was not mounted against a political figure but against a writer: Heberto Padilla. In 1971, after 38 days of detention, Mr. Padilla was forced to ‘confess’ at the Cuban writers’ union to the charges of ‘subversive activities.’
Alvaro Enrigue
I would have to work on the song and figure out how they wanted the song done, because they’re such high-intensity songs. We figure that out first, then I go back and listen to it and go over and rehearse stuff with it and try to get a feel for the words.
Tom Araya
We hope that our associates over time can do more delivery from their way home from stores. We keep trying to figure that out given the realities and the rules associated with that.
Doug McMillon
Some of my first teachers were incredibly tough. You could never sing more than three words without being stopped and having to do it over 20 times. I loved that – that sort of process of dissecting and trying to figure out and master this incredibly mysterious instrument.
Renee Fleming
It’s definitely a thing to be sitting there, getting a pedicure, and you look over and someone is reading an article about an aspect of your life that you know is not true. It’s weird, it’s uncomfortable, but I don’t see it changing anytime soon, so I should figure a way to laugh through it.
Anne Hathaway
There are two different types of prototyping. First, the gut sense. You know how far you can take it. Second, you need experts to figure out whether or not it is attainable.
Tony Fadell
When I go to business meetings, I’m still told way too often by some receptionist, ‘The mail room is downstairs,’ to believe that racial perceptions don’t still exist. But I figure there are always going to be knuckleheads no matter how many of their herd get stuck in the tar pits of progress.
John Ridley
New York seems to be thriving, which I’m grateful for. But I would hope that they would figure out how to negotiate the traffic and limit the pedicabs, because it seems to me that it’s becoming a more chaotic city.
Patti LuPone
I have a personality that tends to be somewhat compulsive, and I do tend to think in a circular way. I dwell on the same things over and over and I try to figure out different ways of looking at the same issue.
Charlie Kaufman
When I was about five or seven years old my mother was placed in a mental institution and so we were with our father who worked very hard, and we had to figure a lot of things out.
Quincy Jones
People are trying to figure out what American food is; it’s certainly an amalgamation.
David Chang
I think a lot of women aren’t really sure about their bodies, so they don’t always get their fit right, whether it’s too tight and too sexy or way oversized and doesn’t show figure at all.
Christian Siriano
You figure that time could heal all wounds, but some people just really hold a crazy grudge.
Steven Adler
Sometimes, growing up, I tried to be very Latina; I would change my voice… experiment with my hair a lot, trying to figure out who I was in a primarily white school.
Monica Raymund
I love figure skating, so I do that as often as I can. Other than that I just go to the gym or swim. I love swimming.
Jennette McCurdy
I am just fascinated by this reassurance from a menacing figure. It is rather frightening.
Rory Bremner
As the poet said, ‘Only God can make a tree,’ probably because it’s so hard to figure out how to get the bark on.
Woody Allen
Retirement is a work in progress. I try to figure out my day, and what I know about myself is that I need structure.
Pete Sampras
Al Gore has all of the positive attributes of Bill Clinton but is saddled with none of his negatives. He’s a great big teddy bear of a political figure – Teflon coated, road tested, and everyone’s nice guy.
Peter Navarro
Pasteur will be celebrated almost as a God-like figure. This is when the moon completes her great cycle, but by other rumors, he shall be dishonored.
Nostradamus
I think it’s going to be a very important, unique data set in terms of measuring the behavior of your lower body in space and trying to figure out what we can do to preserve bone and muscle density.
John L. Phillips
She looked at me penetratingly. So I suppose you can figure out what happened next.
Iggy Pop
Especially with a comedy, you’ve got the clear cut goal of trying to make a scene funny. It’s not like drama where you’re trying to achieve some kind of emotion or trying to further the story along. You’re trying to figure out what’s the funniest way to do something.
Luke Wilson
You have to figure out how you can step forward and affect your own life. I think that sense of empowerment is actually really positive, specifically for the young generation because they’ve been bystanders in their own lives for a while.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
As a culture, working-class white Americans like myself had no heroes. We loved the military but had no George S. Patton figure in the modern army. I doubt my neighbours could even name a high-ranking military officer.
J. D. Vance
Everything I do, writing, touring, travelling, it all comes from the punk and hardcore attitude, from that expression – from being open to try things but relying on yourself, taking what you have into the battle and making of it what you will, hoping you can figure it out as you go. Make some sense of it.
Henry Rollins
To have a film where there’s an evil figure and a good person fights against the evil figure and everything becomes a happy ending, that’s one way to make a film. But then that means you have to draw, as an animator, the evil figure. And it’s not very pleasant to draw evil figures.
Hayao Miyazaki
A Crow is known wherever he is met by his beautiful white dress, and his tall and elegant figure; the greater part of the men being six feet high.
George Catlin
Research sometimes feels like an ongoing TV series in which some amazing revelations have already been made, but there are still plenty of cliff-hangers and unresolved plotlines that you want to see resolved. But unlike TV, we have to do the work ourselves to figure out what happens next.
Terence Tao
Conservatives, please. Let’s not duplicate the manias of the Left as we figure out how to deal with Mr. Obama. He is not exactly the anti-Christ, although a disturbing number of people on the Right are convinced he is.
David Horowitz
My task over the last two years hasn’t just been to stop the bleeding. My task has also been to try to figure out how do we address some of the structural problems in the economy that have prevented more Googles from being created.
Barack Obama
Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.
Kobe Bryant
I’ve never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there’s just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have.
Stephen Fry
Most liberal democracies don’t try to figure out what the truth is.
Alan Dershowitz
Whatever you think of de Sade, he was a complex figure and we should not look for easy answers with him. He was, strangely perhaps, against the death penalty, and he was never put in prison for murders or anything like that.
Philip Kaufman
In some ways, I was looking for a father figure, and I found that in Donald Trump.
Omarosa Manigault Newman
Every project is an opportunity to learn, to figure out problems and challenges, to invent and reinvent.
David Rockwell
It’s not an epitaph. I felt I could look back at my life and get a good story out of it. It’s a picture of somebody trying to figure things out. I’m not trying to create some impression about myself. That doesn’t interest me.
Alan Alda
My father was a very strong male figure to me as a child. He was very dashing, had a wonderful sense of humor and was romantically handsome in the Scott Fitzgerald genre.
Mariette Hartley
Scientists – who prefer explanations subject to laboratory tests – figure that everything we see today was as inevitable as wrinkles, once the Big Bang established physics. Stars and planets were cooked up as huge clouds of matter collapsed and coalesced.
Seth Shostak
Figure out what you’re good at and start helping other people with it; give it away. Pay it forward. Karma sort of works because people are very consistent. On a long enough timescale, you will attract what you project.
Naval Ravikant
I’m sort of awkward with technology, and I think I’m the type of guy who would have something cool happen to him, and it would take, like, five days to figure out how to tweet it.
Ben Bass
The first thing I do is lay out that melody and figure out how it has to hold here and then finish to land here, because you know in advance you’re going to want the melody to catch four things in the action.
Danny Elfman
The secret to gaining the upper hand in a negotiation is to give the other side the illusion of control. Don’t try to force your opponent to admit that you are right. Ask questions, that begin with ‘How?’ or ‘What?’ so your opponent uses mental energy to figure out the answer.
Christopher Voss
A friend of mine once told me that I can’t screw up when I play my own music. I also take voice lessons, play other peoples’ songs out of music books, and occasionally figure out how to play other people’s music from records. This keeps my ears, fingers, and mind working.
Lisa Loeb
Figure skating is a mixture of art and sport.
Katarina Witt
It just seemed so odd as people had never commented on my body before. Every woman obsesses over her figure, but I was happy, I felt sexy – I never thought about it. I know this sounds naive, but I honestly never expected this kind of attention.
Christina Hendricks
If Barbara Walters was interviewing me, I’d figure her career was as dead as mine!
Tom T. Hall
It’s a funny thing. You sort of never figure it out with acting. You’re always learning.
Paul Dano
The thing is, we live in a contemporary world, and being able to make yourself the best person you can possible be can be difficult. But as long as you’re trying to figure it out, and you’re really looking in the right direction, everything’s going to be all right.
Andie MacDowell
I remember listening to Miles Davis in the car with my dad. I had just done my Grade 5 piano exam, and I was quite cocky. I said, ‘It sounds like he’s played the wrong note there.’ I remember the look of horror on my dad’s face, and thinking, ‘Wow, I have to figure out why that is not acceptable.’
Laura Mvula
Regarded zoologically, man is today an almost isolated figure in nature. In his cradle, he was less isolated.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
I eat healthy when I can; I eat a burger when I want, and I work out. You have to live with the routine that keeps your body the healthiest, and that’s what I do – I don’t change it for a swimsuit shoot. You have to figure out what works with your body the best.
Gigi Hadid
I’ll tell you what makes me feel worthwhile: organizing and solving other people’s problems. It makes me feel good to go to Mexico City and figure out theories on how you can reorganize and reduce crime. To me, it’s one of the more fulfilling ways to spend a day.
Rudy Giuliani
I have a figure, and there aren’t many girls out there right now who have that.
Carmen Kass
I think in France, for example, we can say whatever we want about the French, but going out and dining is more about the intellectual moment to share with the people you dine with than trying to figure out what the chef did with that little piece of salmon or lobster and all that.
Daniel Boulud
If you put somebody on a crack pipe and give them a 9 mm Baretta, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out what’s going to happen next.
James Lee Burke
I like people who are fit. I figure if I work out, you can at least return the favor. Would I go out with a meathead? No.
Rose McGowan
But the greatest thing about music is putting it out there for people to figure out. You want the listener to find the song on their own. If you give too much away, it takes away from the imagination.
Diana Krall
I figure if it’s turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release. So it’s hard to really picture the DVD version when I’m in production.
Jay Roach
Me and Tory Lanez got good chemistry together. We could make a song so easy, but we always like to figure out what we’re really doing. We can make a good song, but it gotta make sense.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
We sat around on a hotel balcony with a bottle of wine and tried to figure out how you would go about blowing up a planet. That’s the kind of conversations science fiction writers have when they get together. We don’t talk about football or anything like that.
Kevin J. Anderson
There are a couple of projects that are sort of on the plate; I haven’t closed any of them yet. I’m trying to figure out which one is going to be the best one for me.
Jay Hernandez
I’ve wanted to follow my dad into acting for as long as I can remember. ‘I’ve had a very serious round of dramatic training, and I like action films that take their characters seriously, so I figure I’m making it the best of both worlds if I try to bring some serious acting to a shoot-’em-up picture.
Brandon Lee
You can put my dad in any situation and he’s going to figure it out. He’s going to figure the people out and how to get along, how to make everyone comfortable.
Maverick Carter
If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.
Cher
I write these shows one joke at a time. There’s no continuity. I do try to figure an order to the stories, but there’s not continuity.
Ron White
National identity does not figure in the Tamil way of thinking.
Subramanian Swamy
When I was trying to figure out how the government might go about creating the camps in ‘The Darkest Minds,’ I researched the Japanese internment camps here in the United States, specifically propaganda the government used, and how they capitalized on people’s fears.
Alexandra Bracken
I wrote the book because I wanted to be able to share some things that I had learned and as pompous as that may sound, as you get to a certain point in life, you figure so what am I doing?
Goldie Hawn
In fact, our monthly trade deficit figure is so huge it equals the entire annual budget of our Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans fought to make us free from foreign tyranny, but the new tyranny is taking a different form.
Marcy Kaptur
Think about one of the most powerful influences on a young child’s life – the absence of a father figure. Look back on recent presidents, and you’ll find an absent, or weak, or failed father in the lives of Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.
Jeff Greenfield
We’re all biased, right, in many different ways – politically, religiously, ideologically, the way our family raised us – and that’s fine. Nobody wants to live in a world where everybody thinks exactly the same. The key, though, is to try to figure out where your biases are holding you back from solving problems.
Stephen J. Dubner
I’ve never been a waif; I have a womanly figure and always did.
Joely Fisher
I was trying to figure out how to use the skills I had developed in the world of social change.
Chris Hughes
I’m trying to figure out, Chairman of what Board? People come up to me and seriously say: ‘Well, what are you Chairman of?’ And I can’t answer them.
Frank Sinatra
A celebrated and hugely popular actress in her native Iran, Ahangarani first landed on the radar of the Iranian authorities for her open support of opposition figure Mir-Hossein Mousavi, which led to her arrest in July 2009 in the aftermath of a disputed presidential election in Iran.
Nazanin Boniadi
The landlord of colonial days may not have been the greatest man in town, but he was certainly the best-known, often the most popular, and ever the most picturesque and cheerful figure.
Alice Morse Earle
Love him or hate him, no one has been able to figure out Donald Trump.
Ronald Kessler
Medical training taught me the art of breaking down the complex maze of stories, symbols and rituals into clear systems. You could say that it helped me figure out the anatomy and physiology of mythology and its relevance in a society more incisively. How is it that no society can, or does, exist without them?
Devdutt Pattanaik
I hate the term ‘arm candy.’ But, look, a woman’s figure is a beautiful thing, and if she has shapely legs, then she should show them off, because men love to see that. Not just heterosexual men – gay men like to see a woman in her beauty and the shape of her.
Bruce Forsyth
Ronald Reagan was so self-contained and impenetrable that his official biographer was practically driven mad trying to figure him out.
Charles Krauthammer
I want to give my compliments to Australia. Ever since your government paid a few million dollars for a Jackson Pollack painting, I figure that it must be a marvellous country.
Morton Feldman
‘L.A. Confidential’ was written with me in mind, but Russell Crowe got the part. Go figure.
Michael Madsen
Some players are wonderful hitters of the ball, but they can’t figure out ways to get out of trouble. Eighty percent of the time, there is a way. You just have to know how to look for it.
Arnold Palmer
Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you’re with an individual who isn’t moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain’t going to work.
Usher
I figure no matter how old you are, it’s always going to be your first marriage and no life experience is going to make you a better judge of who you should marry.
Utada Hikaru
I hate the feeling of falling – I’ll never jump from a plane – but I love a good roller coaster. Go figure!
Ricki Lake
There are even more statues of Robert Burns than of any other figure in world literature. Indeed if we discount figures of religion, then only Christopher Columbus has more statues than he worldwide.
Len G. Murray
We believe that electricity exists, because the electric company keeps sending us bills for it, but we cannot figure out how it travels inside wires.
Dave Barry
I’m not running from any particular problems, I just want to take some time and figure out in my life where I can keep doing what I’m doing but in a way that I can also honor what I want to do for myself.
Andy Stern
My dream job growing up was always to be an artist. It wasn’t even that I would be a rapper or singer; I just knew I would be a public figure.
Lil Tjay
You learn at a certain point that you have to focus on the business side of music. After getting ripped off a couple of times, you figure out that you need to get a grip on it.
Neal Schon
This sympathy is not translated into force against the British government because it is not like the anti- apartheid movement which had a high profile here and Mandela is a more engaging figure than Yasser Arafat.
Tom Paulin
I have found people don’t want to be told. That they can figure it out.
Bob Woodward
The gay community just recognizes what their closets are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure out which closet we are trapped in.
Judith Light
I’m going to do what I want to do. I’m going to be who I really am. I’m going to figure out what that is.
Emma Watson
The biggest challenge for everybody to realize out there is that we’re in a very complicated business world and that were all under one umbrella and it’s very challenging for everybody to figure out where the priorities lie and where the loyalties lie.
Scott Bakula
Adults find pleasure in deceiving a child. They consider it necessary, but they also enjoy it. The children very quickly figure it out and then practice deception themselves.
Elias Canetti
Everyone is where they are at because they worked hard for it. Don’t ever hate on someone’s hustle. Just figure out how you can get there.
Jo Koy
I want to be a figure for prison reform. I think that the criminal justice system is rotten.
Henry Louis Gates
It’s really easy to figure out why I love what I love, the holidays and food. I know the difference between having them and not having them.
Sandra Lee
Most actors will tell you that it takes a while to figure out what you want to be because we just want to do everything we see on TV and don’t know that ‘actor’ is a job yet.
Rachelle Lefevre
The Christ-symbol is of the greatest importance for psychology in so far as it is perhaps the most highly developed and differentiated symbol of the self, apart from the figure of the Buddha.
Carl Jung
What I do is put my characters into situations that are so precarious there is no way to get out. And then I figure how to get them out.
Sidney Sheldon
I don’t have a no-trade clause. I figure someone is going to pick me up.
Bobby Bonilla
I’m such a horror geek, comic geek and action figure geek. I’m inspired by so much – from Hunter S. Thompson and Quentin Tarantino to ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Halloween’. Just show me something that doesn’t suck, and I’m happy.
Corey Taylor
When I was a model, everybody was scrutinising me and I felt I had to go to the gym because my figure had to be fantastic. Now that I’m a singer, I’ve got a different kind of body – it’s more athletic.
Samantha Fox
I’ve never met a woman who thinks they’ve got a good enough figure – however perfect they look – which is sad, because no one else can see these perceived flaws; they’re entirely internal.
L’Wren Scott
I kind of had to figure stuff out on my own and get myself snowboarding competitively again. I went through all types of different legs to try to learn which were going to work for me. Luckily, I was able to figure it out.
Amy Purdy
Whatever the press is talking about, they want to keep talking about it. So instead of asking yourself, ‘How can I get them to start talking about me?’, figure out a way to get yourself involved in what they’re already talking about.
Brian Chesky
But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I’ve got to figure out how this book’s going to end. Otherwise, you’re going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.
Anthony Doerr
Mos Def is a name that I built and cultivated over the years it’s a name that the streets taught me a figure of speech that was given to me by the culture and by my environment and I feel I’ve done quite a bit with that name and it’s time to expand and move on.
Mos Def
If anyone can crack the publicity nut and figure out how to not come across hammy and contrived, I’d love to talk to them.
Gale Harold
For decades, Trump had no life independent from the media. He became a figure in the nation, and his a monitisable name – albeit quite a ludicrous one – because of his nonstop, relentless, shameless and often embarrassing courtship of the media.
Michael Wolff
Monty Python never directly said, ‘We’re liberals’ – they just did their sketches, and you had to figure it out. Generally, they were anti-establishment, of course, making fun of the people in power. I think, comedians, that’s their job – pointing out what other people might not notice and going, ‘Yoo-hoo, over here.’
Dana Carvey
The communism of Karl Marx would probably be actually the best for everybody as a whole. But what he didn’t figure into was human nature, and that’s what corrupts it.
Jesse Ventura
There were many times that I took such a big hit that I was dazed; I’m not going to lie. I’d see black, but I’m still looking for the puck. Where’s the play going? I’m going to keep going. Same thing in figure skating. If I take a hard fall, I’m going to get up, and I’m going to do the next jump.
Max Aaron
One time, on Marine One, the president asked me my opinion. I had a flashback to being at the kitchen table with my dad. That dominant male figure set me up for being confident to express myself with precision and persuasion.
Dana Perino
I don’t storyboard, and I don’t really shot list. I let the shots be determined by how the actors and I figure out the blocking in a scene, and then from there, we cover it.
Cary Fukunaga
If I was hearing something I couldn’t do, I would figure out how to do it.
Bill Bruford
Most men, even egotistic actors, always shy away from dancing with me. Other dancers report the same trouble. They probably figure that I would be mentally comparing them with Fred Astaire or Gene Kelly. So I go to parties and usually just sit – unless George Burns is there – and then I have a ball.
Cyd Charisse
I wake up and play a different person every day. Playing all these different characters and trying to figure out who your true authentic self is at the core of that as you’re playing all these different roles, and man, that self-awareness starts to come into effect. And you start to see who you really are.
Eliza Dushku
I couldn’t figure out what to wear under my clothes. The body shapers were too thick at the time.
Sara Blakely
People who say, ‘Let the chips fall where they may,’ usually figure they will not be hit by a chip.
Bernard Williams
Usually, I use writing as a way to figure out things about me, and I get scared pretty easily about everything. I deal with a lot of depression, so I usually use it as way to find some relief from that.
Beth Hart
A public figure cannot control what people say in open meetings.
Jim Bridenstine
I knew I couldn’t solve it. Because I couldn’t figure out what made her drink when things were going well.
David Gest
The military likes to figure out how to do something, put it in a manual or an operating procedure, and perfect doing it, and have everyone do it the same way. I don’t like that.
Stanley A. McChrystal
Coming up with a ballpark figure on how much you need to pay your expenses, such as your mortgage or rent, insurance, and utilities, is the first place to start when developing your ultimate goal of becoming a multimillionaire.
John Rampton
When I found Freestyle Fellowship, I started getting into the construction of rap. You get better at it the more you do it; you figure out the science and the math behind it.
Chance The Rapper
For millions of women and men around the world, the playwright Eve Ensler is a beloved figure. She represents the epitome of the politically engaged artist, someone who uses her creative brilliance to illuminate injustice and give voice to the voiceless.
Jackson Katz
Just figure out what you think jazz is, and then if it fits into that category, it’s jazz, and if it doesn’t, it isn’t. It’s no big deal.
Kenny G
Father was bold, and Mother was cautious. They never shouted at each other but argued constantly about strategy, and they taught me very early that before taking big risks, one must carefully figure the odds.
Benoit Mandelbrot
Generally, you want to raise capital either when you have to or when it’s really easy. If the company desperately needs money, and they can’t figure out any other way, then they need to raise money. Or if someone’s offering you easy money on good terms, you should take it because you can use it for good things.
Sam Altman
I used to have terrible acne on my face: red, splotchy discoloration. And mucus – I was constantly blowing my nose. Then one day, this woman sits down next to me on a bus, and says, ‘You’re lactose-intolerant.’ It all cleared up in three days. That changed my life. Doctors couldn’t figure it out.
Woody Harrelson
I was once a student in a punk T-Shirt hooked on screwed-up scenarios. That’s how I became the esteemed cultural figure that I am today.
Bruce Sterling
Educate yourself. Understand what you’re dealing with. Then figure out how to fight it. Then figure out how to raise money for that fight. It’ll help you cope. It’ll help your child.
Boomer Esiason
I like to figure things out and solve problems.
Temple Grandin
First figure out why you want the students to learn the subject and what you want them to know, and the method will result more or less by common sense.
Richard P. Feynman
We need to build systems that can automatically figure out what’s high quality and what’s not, and encourage users to contribute high-quality content. There’s a lot of technical challenges in that.
Adam D’Angelo
If you are searching to figure out what is true and what is not, you will have a sad life. It means you have too much time, and you should do a hobby – like collecting art.
Maurizio Cattelan
I’m plagued with indecision in my life. I can’t figure out what to order in a restaurant.
Chuck Close
If I can figure out this wedge stuff and become a really good wedger, I’ll be the number-one player in the world.
Bryson DeChambeau
I love being an enigma. Every time I’m tempted to respond to someone who tries to put me in a box, politically – you know, someone who gets on the Internet and says, you’re pro-gun, or you’re anti-gun – I stop and say to myself, ‘This is great; this is what I wanted. I wanted to be the guy you can’t figure out.’
Brad Paisley
The big producer is going to figure out how to deal with whatever the rules are, but the little guy who is running a few hundred units or maybe feeding 1,500 cattle a year, how will they ever comply with these requirements?
Mike Johanns
A non-fiction writer pretty much has the shape of the figure in front of him or her and goes about refining it. A work of non-fiction is not as difficult to write as a work of fiction, but it’s not as satisfying in the end.
Chaim Potok
I’m extremely fascinated by marriage. I want to study marriage. I want to learn about it. I want to know it. I want to figure out whether or not I want to do it. I’m not just going to leap into it, because that’s not good for anybody.
Adam Levine
The main problem with writing in verse is, if your fourth line doesn’t come out right, you’ve got to throw four lines away and figure out a whole new way to attack the problem. So the mortality rate is terrific.
Dr. Seuss
Give me something to assemble, I won’t look at the directions, I’ll try to figure it out by myself. It’s why I love Ikea furniture.
Dave Grohl
Once in a while, the thumb that fits over the neck of the guitar kinda bothers me a little bit, but not that much yet. I figure in time I won’t do much because of my age.
B. B. King
I’ve always just shown up and tried to figure out what’s for lunch and am I going to get to play some racquetball that night.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I knew I had a great figure, but I never regarded myself as beautiful.
Marie Windsor
Chemistry is a class you take in high school or college, where you figure out two plus two is 10, or something.
Dennis Rodman
I believe in taking chances and living your life. Sometimes doors open and others close and you have to figure out which one you’re going to take. I’m always for the one that’s challenging.
Gisele Bundchen
Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog’s life isn’t going to kill someone for gold teeth.
Alvin Adams
I’m the fussiest eater on earth; my husband despairs. I like chicken and pasta, and can’t resist milk chocolate. I figure if you’re going to do something naughty, make it really enjoyable.
Bonnie Langford
Julio Cesar Chavez is the most important sporting figure we have ever had.
Diego Luna
If they had rankings in baseball, maybe I would have been able to do the math and figure out my chances of being a professional baseball player versus a tennis player. But that was the decision-maker for me, I just thought I was better in tennis.
Jim Courier
Well, you have absolutely no idea what a nightmare it was to be on a set, trying to figure out how I was going to find out what time it is, how I was going to get my meds, and at the same time not have it be obvious to someone.
Michael Jeter
We don’t take a macro view… We’d look at every company to figure out if trade sanctions are helpful or hurtful.
Robert Pozen
Don’t treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used. And don’t try to give me that nerd argument that your heart is a ‘Batman’ with a limited-edition silver bat-erang and therefore if it stays in its original packing it increases in value.
Amy Poehler
I think you figure out how to be funny by necessity. It’s not a natural thing, being funny in the face of tragedy is kind of demented.
Julie Brown
My grandfather was like a father figure to me.
Ed Davey
The lighter the skin, the more acceptable you are. The darker the skin, the more marginalised you become. I want to demonstrate that you can produce beauty in the context of a figure that has that kind of velvety blackness. It can be done.
Kerry James Marshall
In order to figure out how to make atoms compute, you have to learn how to speak their language and to understand how they process information under normal circumstances.
Seth Lloyd
I get painted quite a bit as a tragic figure because of some of the stuff that’s happened in my life.
Tori Amos
The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it.
Charles Colson
Women oftentimes are the ones making those economic decisions, sitting around the kitchen table and trying to figure out how to pay for rising gas prices or food prices or the health insurance costs. And I think that they see where they expect their leaders in Congress to also make those tough decisions.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers
I want to figure out myself as a man.
Justin Bieber
I’m famous for being nicer to my fans than anyone on the face of the Earth because I figure a) They pay my salary, and b) It’s probably like a big moment in your life to meet somebody so I would say, just come on up.
James Woods
Once you figure out what respect tastes like, it tastes better than attention. But you have to get there.
Pink
Emerson was the chief figure in the American transcendental movement, a fact that complicates all accounts of him in literary or cultural history.
Howard Mumford Jones
I love my hourglass figure.
Ashley Graham
It was a long period of time where I tried to figure out what worked, what didn’t work.
Josh Lucas
I never struggled with trying to figure out what it was I wanted to do or what made the sparks go for me.
Scarlett Johansson
I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill.
Abby Wambach
I liked the fact that I was forced to get inside of my emotions and to really try to figure out a lot of what I was going through.
Geddy Lee
Some gigs will go great. I figure you do a gig, and as many as can get there will get there.
Jules Shear
The Marine Corps was the first father figure I had ever known.
Art Buchwald
I think we have to own the fears that we have of each other, and then, in some practical way, some daily way, figure out how to see people differently than the way we were brought up to.
Alice Walker
I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.
Alan Cox
Thinking is my hobby. But sometimes you get to where you’re stuck and you can’t figure it out, so you just go work on another project. I always have multiple projects.
Dean Kamen
It is the performance of the business that matters. It is hard enough to figure out the future of the business. Do not try to figure out the future of the country or the world; focus on the business.
Mohnish Pabrai
If you want a free email service that doesn’t use your words to target ads to you, you’ll have to figure out how to port years and years of Gmail messages somewhere else, which is about as easy as developing your own free email service.
Al Franken
Every man’s got to figure to get beat sometime.
Joe Louis
I don’t think having a My Chemical Romance action figure will make a kid start his own band, I like to think it will make him save children from a burning building.
Gerard Way
Having reached a point in which I was so bitter and exhausted from being a quote unquote public figure, I wanted to return to a more childlike relationship to writing.
David Leavitt
I think running a business, doing what I’ve done for the last – since 1996, has taught me so many things because I started from just an idea and then had to figure out how to make it, market it, every single thing from soup to nuts on how to get a product done and out there.
Lori Greiner
If I were not a public figure, I wouldn’t fly with Thai.
Thaksin Shinawatra
Chris Evans has embodied Captain America as well as any actor has ever embodied an iconic pop-culture figure like that. I go back to Chris Reeve as Superman as the gold standard, and I think Evans is right there.
Kevin Feige
I figure if people don’t want to make the distinction between a Muslim and a terrorist, then why should I make a distinction between good scared white people and racists?
Aasif Mandvi
It took me a while to figure that out and to realize what a gift that I had been given. And when I finally did, I dedicated myself to be the best pitcher I possibly could be, for as long as I possibly could be.
Nolan Ryan
Al Qaeda is not the organization now that it was before. It is under stress organizationally. Its leadership spends more time trying to figure out how to keep from getting caught than they do trying to launch operations.
Cofer Black
If we don’t figure out a way to create equity, real equity, of opportunity and access, to good schools, housing, health care, and decent paying jobs, we’re not going to survive as a productive and healthy society.
Tim Wise
I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t acting. I have taken time off to figure out if it’s what I really want to do, and it is. The only other job I’d want is to be a psychologist, as I spend most of my time analyzing people and emotions.
Evan Rachel Wood
The popularity of figure skating has increased tremendously, and Koreans have a huge interest in figure skaters – not only me, other international skaters as well.
Kim Yuna
The strange thing is, no matter what, when you become some kind of public figure, you have your go-to answers for all scenarios and instances.
Jack Osbourne
I do figure every angle of a guy I’m acting – but not consciously ’til afterward.
Peter Falk
The first time Stuart Broad walked into the dressing room, with his flowing blond hair, striking blue eyes and perfect figure, I thought: ‘My God, she’s beautiful.’
James Anderson
President Bush gave his first-ever presidential radio address in both English and Spanish. Reaction was mixed, however, as people were trying to figure out which one was which.
Dennis Miller
And if you don’t have your ears open, you’re not going to be able to figure out what you should be doing.
Walter Isaacson
I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.
Mahatma Gandhi
There’s just one thing I can’t figure out. My income tax!
Nat King Cole
Poe was such a tragic and brilliant figure; he’s somebody whom I’ve been somewhat obsessed with my whole life. I first read ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’ at age four.
Rose McGowan
There are only two rules for being successful: one, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.
Mario Cuomo
I landed in New Jersey, where I could barely speak English, and I had to figure out what a short brown kid was going to do in this big white world.
Maria Ressa
It really is never too late, it really is never too early to figure out your goals and dreams and what you love.
Garrett McNamara
My motto is to help people love themselves sooner. I can’t teach them how to do that. They have to figure that out on their own – that’s their journey.
Hayley Kiyoko
It is Barack Obama who is at war with this country. Recent events prove it. This is not a cliche. It’s not a figure of speech. Obama is at war with the U.S. economy.
Rush Limbaugh
Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that.
Alfre Woodard
This girl at 17 really led an army, this girl at 19 really burned at the stake by her own choice. And you sit there and you want to figure out why did she make these choices? How did she live such a life?
Leelee Sobieski
I know there’s a great deal of speculation, and while I appreciate the interest, kind of, my contract ends in May and I’m trying to figure out what I’m going to do. I’m fortunate to have a couple of opportunities to think long and hard about.
Katie Couric
If you do television, and it’s great, it’s the best job there is. Every week it’s another opportunity to really make that work and figure out how to make it work better. I love that it’s like theater too, and the audience, and it’s so short, like twenty minutes… It’s like a Haiku or something.
Joan Cusack
I had two brilliant children and one genius. Elon could figure out things when he was very young and was always advanced for his age. He could hold a conversation about something that was way beyond his years, and he read voraciously.
Maye Musk
Discipline yourself. Be conscious of what you think, and what you like. What gets you mad? What gets you in your feelings? Figure that stuff out and take control of it so nobody else can control you.
Tee Grizzley
People aren’t buying records like they used to, so it’s nice to try to figure out a way to make them do it. I would enjoy the same thing to own an old movie house, to try to trick people to come in – like having 3-D or Smell-o-Vision or Vibra-Vision or something. Mcguffins to get people interested.
Jack White
I think television often has dismissed younger people. They figure, well, they’re not really watching news, that’s not our audience.
Kurt Loder
Part of the challenge of being a black Republican anywhere is that you start off with people walking in with chips on their shoulder trying to figure out what is wrong with you.
Tim Scott
Real education is about genuine understanding and the ability to figure things out on your own; not about making sure every 7th grader has memorized all the facts some bureaucrats have put in the 7th grade curriculum.
Aaron Swartz
I always figure I have this tree and there’s always some green fruit that’s not ready to pick or blossoms that are ready to flower; there are always some ready to drop off too.
Graeme Murphy
The last remaining thing that must be communicated to the next generation is an aging figure that still continues to change.
Hideo Kojima
I can’t ever remember being struck by lightning when making a big decision. It’s always about taking in more and more data points and making tack adjustments as you figure it out. I call customers, suppliers, industry analysts and try to get as much information as possible.
Michael Dell
I think as more people use the phones to access the Internet, they have a lot less patience for trying to find things on the search engines. That is because you need to figure a lot of things out for search to work.
Adam D’Angelo
No one told me about boys. I had to figure it out myself. The first thing I learned was that sometimes they grow slower than women mentally.
Elena Anaya
Patton’s personality was a complex one – he was obsessed with glory, but behind the ivory-hilted pistols, the egomania, the forbidding scowl, and the rows of ribbons, there was a much more ambiguous figure.
Michael Korda
I am a huge fan of Quentin Tarantino, who takes time to figure out what his next movie is.
Jordan Peele
One in seven Americans lives without health insurance, and that’s a truly staggering figure.
John M. McHugh
I had to go to a mirror and look at it. I couldn’t picture myself in my own head. I had no image beyond a stick figure. I wasn’t a mean person as a kid, or dumb, and something has to be said to justify excluding you.
Uma Thurman