I Realized Quotes

I Realized Quotes by Amy Adams, Suzanne Collins, John Currin, Anne Hathaway, Mick Foley, Amy Tan and many others.

I used to have a lot of superstitions, and then I reali

I used to have a lot of superstitions, and then I realized that it was kind of hogwash. Once I let go of them, I relaxed a lot.
Amy Adams
And while I was talking, the idea of actually losing Peeta hit me again and I realized how much I don’t want him to die. And it’s not about the sponsors. And it’s not about what will happen when we get home. And it’s not just that I don’t want to be alone. It’s him. I do not want to lose the boy with the bread.
Suzanne Collins
Just don’t do things that depress you. I realized if it depresses me, then I just don’t want to get close to it. If it brings me down, I just really can’t get into it.
John Currin
My biggest fear is overreaching. I have been in situations where I felt swamped, and it’s turned out really well; and I’ve had other situations where I’ve had to walk off the film after five minutes because I realized I was in way over my head.
Anne Hathaway
I thought about going to WCW but then I realized I wasn’t old enough.
Mick Foley
What is true about a person? Would I change in the same way the river changes color but still be the same person?… And then I realized it was the first time I could see the power of the wind. I couldn’t see the wind itself, but I could see it carried water that filled the rivers and shaped the countryside.
Amy Tan
I realized that the worst thing that could happen to me was about to happen to me.
William Manchester
I realized that I had a serious problem with depression, and I went to a doctor and he gave me some medication.
Donna Summer
My confidence and drive to go play came when I realized how gifted I was at such a young age and how much bigger my build was than the kids my age.
Bo Jackson
As a child, I thought I hated everybody, but when I grew up I realized it was just children I didn’t like.
Philip Larkin
It was when I realized I needed to stop trying to be somebody else and be myself, that I actually started to own, accept and love what I had.
Tracee Ellis Ross
I realized a while back that I have an innate ability to be compassionate, and I saw that the strength of compassion is something that healers have and healers use.’
Ricky Williams
I realized that they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. They could not take those things. Those things I still had control over. And I decided not to give them away.
Nelson Mandela
I won contest after contest until finally I realized, “Ok, I am the best in the world, but now what?” So I opened my own company, but there was still that feeling of, “What else do I need to do?”
Christian Hosoi
I realized that there was a thrilling undiscovered country to be explored in the mechanisms of the mammalian nervous system. Through it, one might approach the mystery of the mind.
Wilder Penfield
I didn’t want to fall back. But I realized it was more important to make it to the end under my own power than to run flat out in the lead or in second and then run out of fuel with a lap to go.
Danica Patrick
Around 2010, I kind of looked up and said, I’m 40 years old. You know, I chose music. I don’t have a husband. I don’t have any kids. Like, I chose music. So, I had to make a decision. Like, do I want to do something else, or do I want to go from journeyman to master? And I realized, I want to be a really good musician.
Neko Case
After I finished the Tycoons – on post-Civil War development – I realized how much I didn’t know about the first half of the century, even though there had obviously been an enormous amount of development, so I read about and thought about that for a couple of years before I decided I was ready for a book.
Charles R. Morris
I realized that my life was to be one of simple, childlike faith, and that my part was to trust, not to do. I was to trust in Him and He would work in me to do His good pleasure. From that time my life was different.
Charles Studd
I realized that I had screwed up my life living different parts of my life in different places. I wasn’t whole. I wasn’t integrated. I wasn’t a complete person. And after that, came out, spent some time at a psychiatric hospital.
James McGreevey
I realized up there that our planet is not infinite. It’s fragile. That may not be obvious to a lot of folks, and it’s tough that people are fighting each other here on Earth instead of trying to get together and live on this planet. We look pretty vulnerable in the darkness of space.
Alan Shepard
The first day I went to law school, I realized I’d made a huge mistake. It was nothing like what I thought.
Rich Fulcher
And I realized that there’s a big difference between deciding to leave and knowing where to go.
Robyn
I realized that I had the call to take care of the sick and the dying, the hungry, the naked, the homeless – to be God’s Love in action to the poorest of the poor. That was the beginning of the Missionaries of Charity.
Mother Teresa
Perhaps I shifted from “me” to “we” when I realized that “I” could get a lot more done with “us.”
Misha Collins
One evening when I had my wood-burning stove going I realized I hadn’t thought of dessert.
Gwyneth Paltrow
I realized that a lot of the great directors that I admire from [Ingmar] Bergman to [Fredrico] Fellini re always shooting, then going into the editing room, and shooting again.
Marc Forster
Let’s say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride.
Boris Kodjoe
There is quite a lot of mutual misunderstanding between the upper middle class and the working class. Reviewing what’s been said about the white working class and the Democrats, I realized that there’s even a lot of disagreement about who the working class IS.
Timothy Noah
I realized that I’m a child.” William looked point-blank at her chest. “No.
Ilona Andrews
I realized that once I graduated from college, there might be a period of time where people might typecast me or be more limiting, and I might not be able to play a crazy character. For me, it was important to do that at least in school.
Condola Rashad
I used to play sports. Then I realized you can buy trophies. Now I am good at everything.
Demetri Martin
I used to be a discipline problem, which caused me embarrassment until I realized that being a discipline problem in a racist society is sometimes an honor.
Ishmael Reed
That’s when I realized that certain moments go on forever. Even after they’re over they still go on, even after you’re dead and buried, those moments are lasting still, backward and forward, on into infinity. They are everything and everywhere all at once. They are the meaning.
Lauren Oliver
Making movies wasn’t really an immediate thought, where I was raised. I was going to be a lawyer, and I thought I would just draw. So, I was sketching all the time and I realized that I needed some outlet, and then I found animation.
Kevin Munroe
I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.’ And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute.
Kristin Chenoweth
I initially thought you were ugly, but then you walked closer to me and I realized you were pretty.
Mindy Kaling
I wanted to be an actor because I wanted to be onstage. I wanted to do musical theater, and from that I realized I was interested in plays. I never imagined myself on television. I was so lucky to be onstage my whole life.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
I realized I was not a great musical technician, if I was going to make anything interesting it would have to come from the creative side of me and not the craft side of me.
Jeffrey Lewis
I was still very invested in the team, very invested in how we were doing. I realized I needed to take a step back and start focusing on myself, my head and my eye, try to get my health back.
Chris Pronger
I was like, Am I gay? Am I straight? And I realized…I’m just slutty. Where’s my parade?
Margaret Cho
she had something I could not have, and so I resented her—but I realized the fault was mine and not hers.
Sharon Shinn
I remember being in Japan when Destiny’s Child put out ‘Independent Women,’ and women there were saying how proud they were to have their own jobs, their own independent thinking, their own goals. It made me feel so good, and I realized that one of my responsibilities was to inspire women in a deeper way.
Beyonce Knowles
I realized there was a better way to broadcast the news that empowered people to believe they could overcome challenges.
Michelle Gielan
I became a vegetarian out of concern for animals, but I wasn’t a vegetarian long before I realized there’s something to that. I don’t think I would have worked for the past five years probably were it not for my vegetarian diet.
Bob Barker
I didn’t want to give you the one last part of myself that I couldn’t take back. And then you were gone… And I realized it was already yours. It had been since the beginning. Except that I hadn’t told you. It drove me mad, the thought that you would never know.
Lisa Kleypas
I realized that performing was what I wanted to do when I did my first professional gig as a dancer with my company Synergy in Canada. I was overwhelmed with how it felt to perform in front of an audience.
Catherine Mary Stewart
It was one thing not to want a husband, I realized; it was quite another not to need one for the roof over your head, for your meat and bread, for the shoes on your feet and the coat on your back.
Margo Lanagan
Spending time in jail really helped me stay away from what my brother did because I got a taste of jail time. I realized this isn’t the life I want to live being locked up 24 hours a day.
John Starks
One day I realized, without God, nothing matters. So, I asked Him into my heart.
Esther Earl
Beyond any role that I ever had, really early on as a stand-up, I would see actors decide to try it and they would bomb miserably. What I realized was that stand-up, acting and writing are all their own disciplines.
Patton Oswalt
Out of nowhere, Valek appeared before me, yelling in my ear, shaking my shoulders. Stupidly, belatedly, I realized he was the drunk. Who else but Valek could win a fight against four large men when armed only with a beer mug?
Maria V. Snyder
I was a bombadier in WW 2. When you are up 30,000 feet you do not hear the screams or smell the blood or see those without limbs or eyes. It was not til I read Hersey’s Hiroshima that I realized what bomber pilots do.
Howard Zinn
I realized that so much of the pressure I was feeling was from outside sources, and I knew I wasn’t ready to take that step into motherhood. […] Being a biological mother just isn’t part of my experience this time around.
Kim Cattrall
Acting is just another way to express myself as an artist. I realized if you’re an artist, you’re an artist and you can express that through music, through painting, through photography, through acting – this is just another way for me to express myself.
Common
Even though I had been boxing, I had no idea I could beat somebody in the ring. And I had no idea I could really take a punch. When I realized that, I really started taking off.
Cara Castronuova
I was getting offers. I had just turned them down. Then I realized I should be grateful that at age 54, people were still offering me film roles.
Candice Bergen
I realized at a very young age that health is precious, and too many people don’t realize it until it’s slipping away, or worse yet, it’s gone.
Sean Swarner
Once I realized that right thinking is vital to victorious living, I got more serious about thinking about what I was thinking about, and choosing my thoughts carefully.
Joyce Meyer
My role as the chair of the fashion department at Parsons put me face to face with all the big designers, retailers, and editors. Since I was moving in these new circles regularly, I realized I needed to do something about my own personal style. It was really Diane von Furstenberg who gave me the nudge.
Tim Gunn
The truth is, after Boys Don’t Cry, I realized how few and far between the great roles are. I am beyond thankful for finding Million Dollar Baby.
Hilary Swank
And I ran after that voice through the streets so as not to lose sight of the splendid wreath of bodies gliding over the city, and I realized with anguish in my heart that they were flying like birds and I was falling like a stone, that they had wings and I would never have any.
Milan Kundera
I realized I liked being in the studio and working on translating the ideas into recordings.
Ariel Rechtshaid
I’m not a dogmatic Christian and I don’t believe in the Bible literally, but I realized that Jesus is basically a very Zen dude.
Weyes Blood
There are legions of us, I realized. The mothers who have broken babies, and spend the rest of our lives wondering if we should have spared them. And the mothers who have let their broken babies go, who look at our children and see instead the faces of the ones they never met.
Jodi Picoult
After the brain tumor happened, I realized I love acting, I’ve always loved it, I may never get a chance to do it again.
Mark Ruffalo
I read books when I was a kid, lots of books. Books always seemed like magic to me. They took you to the most amazing places. When I got older, I realized that I couldn’t find books that took me to all of the places I wanted to go. To go to those places, I had to write some books myself.
Pat Murphy
After a lot of struggling and sort of reflection I realized that the time you have to give is now, regardless of how old you are.
George Lucas
I realized painting could look like a film, and a film like a painting.
Rita Ackermann
I’m a ‘What you see is what I want you to see’ kind of girl . . . When I first started, I just wanted to be perfect. I wanted to say I loved bunnies and rainbows and world peace. I realized that the only way to be perfect was to embrace your imperfections.
Olivia Munn
My father was and is a great journalist. Thirty years ago, I was studying broadcasting in college, and the problem was I wasn’t nearly as good as my father. I wasn’t as quick or as smart as my old man, and I realized it would be a long time before I was ever going to be, and I decided to do something else.
George Clooney
And I thought about the color and I realized what blue it was. It was the soft and changeable, essential blue of a well-worn pair of pants. Pants = Love
Ann Brashares
I really needed to have something in my life, because I realized there were other things more important than my career. So I love having my children and my family.
Olivia Williams
Turns out, I couldn’t catch them – or even get close to them. I realized that sharks are amazing, beautiful animals who have absolutely no interest in checking me out.
Malin Akerman
I would look at a dog and when our eyes met, I realized that the dog and all creatures are my family. They’re like you and me.
Ziggy Marley
When I was young, I wanted to be a movie star. But I realized that you have no control being an actor. So I went to architecture school in NYC, because I was crazy about buildings. Then I began to realize that I got more excited about Vogue coming out each month than I was about my projects.
Tom Ford
I was a total athlete. I loved sports, but when I realized I wasn’t going to be a professional athlete, I realized I wanted to be in movies.
Sean William Scott
When I grew up, I lived in the ghettos of Hollywood; it was the most disgusting place to be. I was known as the crazy little kid. I did impressions. Then I realized that’s not what I want to do. I don’t want to be a comedian to please other people.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I realized that I hated politics. I mean that is you know… I realized being in the jungle that what I had thought I could do, I mean changing the way politics were being done in Colombia, was not possible the way I wanted to do it – by confronting, by denouncing.
Ingrid Betancourt
If you’ve ever been hungry then you’ll never be full and I know what it’s like to be hungry. When I was 13, I realized I could control my destiny through hard work. I had my hands and I was going to work my ass off, I was going to initiate and create some sort of change in my life.
Dwayne Johnson
When I was younger, I had no interest. But after I went to Paris to see the collections for the first time a few years ago, they made a huge impression on me. I realized that fashion is an art form, like acting or painting.
Camilla Belle
I was working in the States when Brexit was going on back home in England. I often think that maybe I got a little complacent on the situation since I wasn’t physically there. That’s when I realized, Wow, anything is possible.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
I realized early on, maybe better than some of my competitors did, that a textile business can run only if you have scale. I decided to horizontally and vertically integrate, adding everything from spinning, dyeing, weaving, and stitching to processing and packing.
Mian Muhammad Mansha
For a long time I was embarrassed to say I was a ‘B’ movie actor, … But now that I see what Hollywood’s putting out, I realized ‘B’ actually means ‘better.’
Bruce Campbell
Unlike the photography and prints, I never catalogued, kept track of or exhibited the sketches. I sold some occasionally, but never saw myself as a graphic artist. They became more important to me thanks to the exhibition, however, and I realized that these drawings were quite interesting after all.
Gerhard Richter
When I realized, “Hm, I’m not that good at all. It will take me weeks, maybe months, to master the 32 yolks.” When I did, it was a turning point in my career.
Eric Ripert
I realized that I was writing about folks with lots of skills, especially fix-it skills and survival skills, who were nonetheless not doing well in the new-millennium America.
Bonnie Jo Campbell
I was a pretty good DB, but I realized one day I would rather have someone trying to tackle me than me trying to tackle guys like Jerome Bettis and Eddie George.
Clinton Portis
My decision to become a lawyer was irrevocably sealed when I realized my father hated the legal profession.
John Grisham
At first, I felt proud when someone said ‘Your work looks like a man did it.’ Then I realized that was stupid
Annette Messager
It really wasn’t until I was in college when I began to write more and more, and I realized I was scheduling my entire life around my writing
Rita Dove
I felt pissed off because I realized that you have to teach people in a clichГ©d way how to be happy-and happiness has become too one thing in American media. Achieving happiness is not really about having a flat stomach and the best car.
M.I.A.
A friend of mine gave me a Philip Glass record. I listened to it for five hours before I realized it had a scratch on it.
Emo Philips
Then, I realized that there is an indigenous presence in the Solar System. It’s us. So, then, I got to wondering what would happen if a more technologically advanced society moved next door to us, the way we moved next door to the American Indians.
Sarah Zettel
If I never went home, what exactly would I be missing? I pictured my cold cavernous house, my friendless town full of bad memories, the utterly unremarkable life that had been mapped out for me. It had never once occurred to me, I realized, to refuse it.
Ransom Riggs
As soon as we started programming, we found to our surprise that it wasn’t as easy to get programs right as we had thought. Debugging had to be discovered. I can remember the exact instant when I realized that a large part of my life from then on was going to be spent in finding mistakes in my own programs.
Maurice Wilkes
And I realized that sometimes the greatest triumphs in your life come in on little cat feet and sit on silent haunches and it’s up to you to see it before it moves on.
Sally Field
In the Duat, Anubis looked as he always had, with his tousled dark hair and lovely brown eyes, but I’d never seen him filled with such rage. I realized that anyone who dared to hurt me would suffer his full wrath, and Walt wasn’t going to hold him back.
Rick Riordan
Ernest Hemingway has been the most important influence on me as a writer. But at a certain point as a writer, I realized that he was writing about good people doing good things. This did not match my experience of life and so I found my sentences stretching and becoming less plain.
Akhil Sharma
Fear of what other people will think is the single most paralyzing dynamic in business and in life. The best moment of my lifewas the day I realized that I know longer give a damn what anybody thinks. That’s enormously liberating and freeing, and it’s the only way to live your life and do your business.
Cindy Gallop
As I published books, I realized, that’s not really what I want. I don’t care about the books as much anymore. I just want to write poetry.
Victoria Chang
I realized that I was a really, really terrible actor. I was like, “I’d better be myself.”
Zach Anner
…I realized my happiness was artificial. I felt happy because I saw the others were happy and because I knew I should feel happy, but I wasn’t really happy.
Roberto Bolano
I think I just realized that having a problem – an eating disorder – it’s not healthy and you can actually die from that. I realized it’s not worth it and you just need to be healthy.
Nicole Polizzi
I was a big fan of Indiana Jones; then I realized he was kind of a fake hero. The real heroes are the people who work hard and do their stuff right, like firefighters and policemen.
Nathan Gamble
I was walking down fifth avenue today and I found a wallet, and I was gonna keep it, rather than return it, but I thought: well, if I lost a hundred and fifty dollars, how would I feel? And I realized I would want to be taught a lesson.
Emo Philips
I made a list of the happiest periods of my life & I realized that none of them involve money.
Tony Hsieh
Reporting in general makes me pretty nervous. But I realized: all the amazing work experiences of my life were thanks to reporting. So that forces you to go do it.
Joel Stein
I learned to fall down early in life – I was like six – because I realized it was a way to make girls laugh.
Matthew Perry
For so long, I was searching for something to be proud of. But at a certain point, I realized, ‘Wait, I’m doing what I want to be doing. I’m not wanting to do it; I’m doing it.’ And that’s awesome.
Pink
I realized that I was afraid to really, really try something, 100%, because I had never reached true failure.
Trent Reznor
And I realized a wondrous truth: that knowledge could be our treasure, that there were things humankind knew that we did not, that our conquest need not comprise taking and killing, but could consist of our mutual conquest of ignorance and distrust.
Rachel Hartman
I was playing guitar before I heard The Beatles, but as I got older and listened to their tunes I realized they were amazing. They inspire me more now than they did when I was a kid and are still the greatest.
Noel Gallagher
I realized the only thing I owed my audience was my own judgment and my own best effort.
Len Wein
I realized that I could have been in galleries much sooner. I just needed to get past the fear of rejection. I still feel nervous when I approach a new gallery, although it has become more like a job now. The first step on this long road was getting past that initial fear.
Mark Edward
There was about a two-year period at the end of the ’60s, when I realized I was in the wrong place and entertaining the wrong people with the wrong material and that I was not being true to myself. I went through a metamorphosis into something more authentic for me, a more authentic stage voice and writing voice.
George Carlin
I realized how important it was to know something about aviation, and it was something I was interested in, so I followed my brother’s footsteps and obtained my pilot’s license.
Ellen Ochoa
I followed what the dog did… then I realized I was human.
Onew
I always wanted attention, and I realized I could make people laugh.
Lusia Strus
I want to let [my photographs] be something that comes from the model in her own way. I don’t want to take the models too much out of their own skin. I realized that I wanted to create a marriage between who the person was, the nature, the beauty in the figure, and how the models sat or posed themselves.
Mario Sorrenti
Once I started playing the piano, after my first small competition, I realized that the piano was the right instrument for me.
Rafal Blechacz
When my father died in my arms it had such a profound affect on me that at that very moment when my dad passed I realized that I needed to face my own fears.
Criss Angel
I realized how for all of us who came of age in the late sixties and early seventies the war was a defining experience. You went o r you didn’t, but the fact of it and the decisions it forced us to make marked us for the rest of our lives, just as the depression and World War II had marked my parents.
Linda Grant
I thought I wanted to be a brain surgeon until I realized all the schooling it required. I didn’t like school very much so I had to come up with something else.
Lexa Doig
Humans have always preferred to live their lives​ by daylight. I used to think it was because human beings have crappy night vision, and it wasn’t until I got older and more cynical that I realized it was because they have less to be afraid of during the day.
Mira Grant
There were some situations where I was giving up everything I had for the band and I just expected everybody else to feel the same way. I realized I was just kidding myself.
Gerald Caiafa
It is a terrible thing to want something you cannot have. It takes you over. I couldn’t think straight because of it. There was no one else, I realized, whom I could possibly tell.
Maggie O’Farrell
The filmmakers are very much in their own kind of bubble. It was kind of a revelation to me and I realized why so many of the great filmmakers are one of a kind people. You know, they have a vision. They may be influenced by other filmmakers, but they don’t work with them on anything.
Mick Garris
I spotted a can in the corner whose red label read SADNESS. Was there so much of it they could can it and sell it? A bolt of pain went through my intestines before I realized that it was not SADNESS but SARDINES.
Aleksandar Hemon
When I thought about why I was sometimes reluctant to push myself, I realized that it was because I was afraid of failure – but in order to have more success, I needed to be willing to accept more failure.
Gretchen Rubin
Only after awhile. After it came out and people began to engage in discussions about the social reflections of the film that I realized it had an importance I hadn’t thought of.
Rod Steiger
My whole wretched life swam before my weary eyes, and I realized no matter what you do it’s bound to be a waste of time in the end so you might as well go mad.
Jack Kerouac
…I realized that I knew less about loneliness than I had thought – and much less than I would know when he went away.
Octavia Butler
The big turn in the late 90s was that I realized I was going to be doing this for a long time. I was fairly sure I was going to be an actor for the rest of my life, which I think calmed me down.
Michael Weatherly
I realized that I really enjoy writing comedy, and how important comedy is when you feel like total crap.
Kathleen Hanna
I really wanted to be a doctor, until my freshman year of college when I realized that while I was good at chemistry and biology, I really wasn’t feeling challenged by it.
Marissa Mayer
The second time I took acid, I watched myself in the mirror for nine hours. What I realized, when I stared, was that my face looked exactly the same when I cried as when I laughed. After awhile I couldn’t tell which I was doing. Relief was just pain inside out.
Jerry Stahl
I realized early I can manipulate the ceiling in the middle class. The allure becomes how far I can make the ceiling rise.
Jay Mohr
I fell in love with the thought that a human life could be a priestly conduit, a connecting link between earth and sky. As I grew and stumbled and, most important, as I began to love and be loved, I realized that the ultimate priest is the lover inside us
Marianne Williamson
I always try to see things with children’s eyes. Are they happy? Sad? What do they need? Everywhere I went, I realized that children are society’s victims … We have a duty to speak to political leaders, to influence people to give these children a better future.
Nana Mouskouri
I went down to London with the idea that I was going to do vocals over this crazy, crazy trip-hop digital beat. Within two or three months, I heard Hunky Dory by David Bowie and that changed me in one way, and I realized what I actually wanted was to have an E Street Band – individuals, not session musicians.
KT Tunstall
When I started out in the profession, it was definitely about proving that I was worthy, but after achieving a certain amount of success, I realized I didn’t have to prove anything to anybody.
Naomie Harris
One of the reasons that I went to Mexico aside from the Maya and the pre-Columbian aspect of it was that I wanted to work with [Diego] Rivera, which I did, on a mural that he was painting at the time. But at some point I realized that I wasn’t going to be a political artist, it just wasn’t in my repertoire.
Michelle Stuart
For a brief moment, I considered deconstructing the song and going down a cerebral road, but then I realized it would kill what is most powerful about it.
Annie E. Clark
I realized that there was something internal that I could gain from pursuing this career as an actor. However, once I got into the business I just really abhorred what this career can drum up inside of a person.
Sonja Sohn
Poseidon held out his arms and gave me a hug. I realized, a little embarrassed, that I’d never actually hugged my dad before. He was warm—like a regular human—and he smelled of a salty beach and fresh sea air.
Rick Riordan
One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot of us left, not because we wanted to leave, but because we couldn’t stand it anymore… I felt liberated in Paris.
Josephine Baker
I’m not saying anything to denigrate ‘Criminal Minds’; that’s a great show. I just didn’t appreciate it anymore. I appreciate those people, but I realized my heart wasn’t in and I needed to go because plenty of people would rip their arm off to be on that show, so they should be.
Paget Brewster
There is an oath upon her,” he said to Arch, and I realized dimly that he was still speaking in Gaelic, though I understood him clearly. “She may not kill, save it is for mercy or her life. It is myself who kills for her.
Diana Gabaldon
It’s important for me to try my hand at philanthropy because I want to leave behind a record of someone who did more than just gobble up stuff for themselves. I realized that a life lived for yourself is not much of a life.
Ben Affleck
Even before I had had time to really think things through, I realized we must not forget. If all of us forgot, the same thing might happen again, in 20 or 50 or 100 years.
Simon Wiesenthal
I tried to make a list of films where there’s two men and one woman and I realized there’s films like this everywhere.
Louis Garrel
I realized fear one morning, with the blare of the fox hunter’s sound. When they’re all chasin’ the poor bloody fox, ’tis safer to be dressed like the hound.
Jack Higgins
After I quit drinking, I realized I am the same asshole I always was; I just have fewer dents in my car.
Robin Williams
I was exhilarated by the new realization that I could change the character of my life by changing my beliefs. I was instantly energized because I realized that there was a science-based path that would take me from my job as a perennial “victim” to my new position as “co-creator” of my destiny. (Prologue, xv)
Bruce H. Lipton
I got kicked out of my church and lost all of my friends, but I realized that I had to obey God and not man.
Joyce Meyer
And rock being a male-dominated, testosterone-driven place that I’ve been in the eye of the hurricane now for several years, I realized that it can be a place that can perpetuate homophobic behavior unless it’s addressed by bands like us.
Tim McIlrath
At first I thought he was walking a dog. Then I realized it was his date.
Edith Massey
I realized that one cannot reveal oneself without mannerism, without some evident trace of one’s personality. But all the same one should not go too far in that direction.
Georges Braque
Initially, before I came to Hollywood, I thought that the language barrier would be the biggest challenge, but I realized that actors all around the world, regardless of language, are all the same.
Kim Jee-woon
I even went so far as to become a Southern Baptist for a while, until I realized that they didn’t hold ’em under long enough.
Kinky Friedman
How could he find perfection in such an average day? Then I realized this was the whole point.
Mitch Albom
I think the first experience scared the hell out of me. Within months of my initial marriage [on Angela Bowie], I realized I had done a really naive and rather stupid thing. . . . I don’t think either of us had any real resolve about being together. The result was it made me wary of relationships.
David Bowie
As soon as I began to talk to Dalai Lama, I realized that Chinese and Tibetans from his point of view are mostly the same. And as he pointed out during the recent disturbances, the Chinese are suffering under a tough government much as the Tibetans are.
Pico Iyer
When I got old enough to date, I realized that Valentine’s Day is just a commercial marketing scam to make men feel bad. So I let my boyfriends off the hook.
Evangeline Lilly
I think it was when I ran into Kerouac and Burroughs – when I was 17 – that I realized I was talking through an empty skull… I wasn’t thinking my own thoughts or saying my own thoughts.
Allen Ginsberg
Something inside me clicked, like an engine shifting into higher gear. My thinking suddenly became faster and clearer. The anger and fear didn’t go away, but I realized they weren’t important. They weren’t going to help me.
Rick Riordan
I realized two things from an early age – I was insane and had some kind of comedic thing going on. My brain was wired to think about things in terms of how funny they were.
Aubrey Plaza
I attended the Columbus College Of Art & Design for a little while, until I realized they didn’t take cartooning very seriously.
Jeff Smith
I realized I probably wouldn’t make another film that cuts through commercial and creative things like ‘Godfather’ or ‘Apocalypse.’
Francis Ford Coppola
And I realized as I walked through the neighborhood how each house could contain a completely different reality. In a single block, there could be fifty seperate worlds. Nobody ever really knew what was going on just next door.
Janet Fitch
I realized that conservatism was the philosophy that best suited me, with its emphasis on individual liberty, personal responsibility, and merit.
Mark Levin
I’ve been a story-teller all my life but I realized it only recently.
Isabel Allende
I realized it was like looking into the sun—you shouldn’t do it, because you’d turn your face away and be blind to everything else.
Jodi Picoult
It was with the advent of the Laudie London era that I realized the whole teenage epic was tottering to doom.
Colin MacInnes
I realized it wasn’t necessary to work in the traditional methods of carving and casting.
Martin Puryear
All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up–that growing is an ever ongoing process.
M. Scott Peck
I went and studied graphic design, because it seemed to me that advertising is more honest – the image actually has a function. But once I started on that, I realized that was really boring.
Brian Froud
I realized I had written maybe, I dunno, the first ever asexual love song. Where it’s really just about a fear of dying alone – you need contact, you need love, you need empathy. You need this relationship but if there’s no sex involved, people act like it’s not a legitimate relationship.
Bradford Cox
I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.
Dominique Dawes
And I guess I realized at that moment that I really did love her. Because there was nothing to gain, and that didn’t matter.
Stephen Chbosky
I had a lot of hatred, but I realized that kind of hate didn’t do much. I had to start fueling myself with pride. We owe the ancestors that. So many of the souls who died in bondage just want us to recognize their struggle.
Marilyn Nelson
I realized that this story [Shelter] is all about family, family loss, and how it influences you day to day life.
Paul Bettany
I tried being a mechanic and I tried catering, but I realized I had even less aptitude for semi-skilled labour than for academic work.
Toby Young
One road trip we were stuck on the runway for seven hours. The plane kept driving and driving until we arrived at the rink and I realized we were on a bus.
Glenn Healy
I realized the exciting place was behind the camera with the producer, director and so on.
Dino De Laurentiis
In Nepal, I realized a certain part of my spiritual search had come to an end. I wasn’t ever going to live in a Himalayan cave (I like electricity and a soft bed way too much), and I sure wasn’t going to find enlightenment so easily.
Alexander Weinstein
Life’s impermanence, I realized, is what makes every single day so precious. It’s what shapes our time here. It’s what makes it so important than not a single moment be wasted.
Wes Moore
Some reporter called me ‘the angriest gay man in the world’ or some such. Well, it stuck, but I realized it was very useful.
Larry Kramer
Once I thought I found love, but then I realized I was just out of cigarettes.
Jeffrey McDaniel
I had studied piano since I was 13, but I was surrounded by students who’d been playing since they were 5. I realized I was never going to be anything but mediocre.
Kevin Kline
I’m really super feminine, and I’m really soft. I’m very sensitive, I realized.
Serena Williams
When I was a girl, I would make up songs for fun. Then I realized, after making them up, that I could remember how they went a week later – I remember that’s when I thought: Maybe I’m gonna be a singer.
Lady Saw
Everyone messes up in relationships and has peaks and valleys in their personal lives. When I realized it wasn’t the end of the world and I would keep on standing, I knew it was going to be OK.
Emmy Rossum
I was a different person before I started to write. When I realized I could be a songwriter and that people would listen – that was when I started feeling good in my life.
Gwen Stefani
When I realized I could use Facebook as a way to communicate directly with my fans, I thought it would be a great idea.
Betty White
Early on I realized that I had to hire people smarter and more qualified than I was in a number of different fields, and I had to let go of a lot of decision-making. I can’t tell you how hard that is. But if you’ve imprinted your values on the people around you, you can dare to trust them to make the right moves.
Howard Schultz
When I was growing up, I said I wanted to be a model, but people said I had no chance and when I realized my ambition, people in the business still continued to state negative stuff.
Katie Price
Many years ago I was fishing, and as I was reeling in the poor fish, I realised, ‘I am killing him – all for the passing pleasure it brings me’. Something inside me clicked. I realised as I watched him fight for breath that his life was as important to him as mine is to me.
Paul McCartney
Being in love isn’t the only way of loving. I realized with all my being that if you loved somebody- it didn’t matter who it was- and dedicated yourself to bringing joy to your loved one, you, too, would be redeemed.
Sayo Masuda
I realized, “Oh my gosh! I’m having a stroke!” And the next thing my brain says to me is, Wow! This is so cool! How many brain scientists have the opportunity to study their own brain from the inside out?”
Jill Bolte Taylor
It was part of the reason I almost didn’t go public with my diagnosis – I was embarrassed. I felt, ‘Oh, I’ve always talked about exercising. And I got cancer.’ And then I realized it’s a great example of showing that cancer can hit anyone at any time.
Robin Roberts
I realized that women are still not seen as equal to men. We had a big wave of feminism just before my generation was born. We’re still sitting on this wave. There are very militant people and very aggressive women at the top of that wave but I think we have a new version of it now.
Carla Bruni
And she could never give me an answer. And I realized that, you know, I had a problem on my hands.
David Gest
Books and music saved me as a teenager because it was through them that I realized that I wasn’t alone in my obsessive love for words and music.
Charles de Lint
As a young girl, there were the obvious messages about what girls could and couldn’t achieve. And to compound the limitations I felt being leveled upon me, I realized at the age of nine, that I was gay.
Chely Wright
I had horrible moment at the end of a very successful day, where I realized I just felt nothing about it and I didn’t care. And I had that fear that I would, because I was successful at it, that I would be there 20, 30 years down the road, doing this job and just not caring about what I did.
Dan Povenmire
At first I was thinking of it as superheroes who happened to be teenagers. Then I realized, no, I’m writing about teenagers who happen to be superheroes. Thinking like that changed everything for me. I started approaching the stories through the characters’ core emotions, rather than leading with the superpowers.
Lisa Yee
I realized that the longing for art, like the longing for love, is a malady that blinds us, and makes us forget the things we already know, obscuring reality.
Orhan Pamuk
Before I realized I had faults, I was already joking about it, to get attention. By the time I went to high school, I had a pretty practiced routine down.
Jason Mulgrew
I realized I never played a character that was skilled at anything, or skilled at anything that I couldn’t become skilled at.
Jonah Hill
I realized that was what was happening in my work already. I think that’s where, as artists, we begin to master our craft: when we’re able to step back and understand things.
Kalup Linzy
I saw what it means to work every weekend and every night, and I realized it doesn’t work for me. It’s not necessary. If you know what you want, you can achieve it without going crazy.
Italo Zucchelli
Besides the physical strains I realized men can be pigs to women even when it’s a man dressed as one.
Michael Rosenbaum
I just turned 30 so I got really introspective as you do, questioning my life. And when I stopped and sort of looked back at the past decade, I realized I had done more work than I thought I had done.
Sheryl Lee
When you do an hour and a half and you destroy, like tonight was great. I had an awesome time. I realized that I’d been up there for about an hour and a half and I realized, “Wow, I’m gonna get out of here without doing Walken.” It is a bit of a moral victory.
Jay Mohr
A few years ago I lost 30 pounds, and people still wanted to criticize. And honestly, I’m happy with myself if I’m a little heavier. I realized: ‘Why am I trying to conform to someone else’s idea of beauty?’ I think I’m beautiful either way.
Khloe Kardashian
When I was working on the lyrics, I thought of all the lullabies we learn as children: “Away in the Manger,” William Blake’s lullabies. I realized that the key to lullabies is simplicity.
Patti Smith
I started pulling gags on Al [Pachino]. That was the moment I realized that he was absolutely out of his mind. I mean that he’s certifiably insane. I wouldn’t spend a night in a room where he’s at.
Johnny Depp
I realized in order to be involved in health policy, you really had to understand more than the individual patient that we as physicians, are taught to think about.
Risa J. Lavizzo-Mourey
I really romanticized being pregnant. Then I realized, this is awful!
Marcia Cross
I always knew I had this voice, but it wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I realized I had the power to do something with it.
Julie Andrews
One night I looked down and my rosary beads were glowing. And I realized that I did not want to see the blessed Virgin – I was terrified.
Susan Sarandon
I realized that if I wanted to truly talk about vastness and the sublime and scale and the West – recurrent themes in my overall work – I needed to engage with the vast ocean that is Los Angeles.
Michael Light
I started thinking what could happen with my art and I realized that the biggest thing that could is that it winds up in a museum. It’s like finding a rare animal and putting it in the zoo.
Patti Smith
I realized that I wanted to get better in every way. As a person, as a friend, as a songwriter, as a musician, as an artist, record producer, you name it.
Kenny Chesney
Keeping up with the Joneses was a full-time job with my mother and father. It was not until many years later when I lived alone that I realized how much cheaper it was to drag the Joneses down to my level.
Quentin Crisp
I just wanted to have fun for myself – I felt I had a lot to say, and I realized that I missed having a magazine as a place to express my ideas. The Times column is a place for me to unload those perceptions
Tina Brown
When I first moved to L.A., I thought about turning gay. Then I realized none of the guys I was interested in was good enough for me.
Zach Braff
The black person is the protagonist in most of my paintings. I realized that I didn’t see many paintings with black people in them.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
When I found yoga, I realized that I can direct my own mind through my yoga practice and meditation. I can actually create my own mood. That was a huge awakening for me.
MC Yogi
I hate birthdays. I thought that I only hated my own birthday, and then I realized that I hate my children’s birthdays too.
Samantha Bee
I realized that comedians of the day were operating on jokes and punch lines. The moment you say the punch line, the audience either laughs sincerely or they laugh automatically or they don’t laugh. The thing that bothered me was that automatic laugh. I said, that’s not real laughter.
Steve Martin
I just thought acting would be something to help out with my student loans, but my first year as an actress, I made more money than my parents. That’s when I realized it could turn into a career. After that, I put everything I had into it.
Gabrielle Union
I realized that I started writing songs to make people feel how I felt, rather than just making them feel something. That’s not the way I should do things.
Marilyn Manson
I realized that searching was my symbol, the emblem of those who go out at night with nothing in mind, the motives of a destroyer of compasses.
Julio Cortazar
I realized that an artist seeking to tell the truth in her art takes great courage. I recognize the courage required to bring children together from Israeli and Palestinian communities to find commonality in music as a very powerful and effective beginning towards Peace.
Yoko Ono
As a boy Id often spend my days biking on riverbeds and arroyos and come home exhausted. I realize now how much I took for granted having the natural world so close at hand. It wasnt until I moved away, first to New York and then to Los Angeles, that I realized how much I missed the outdoors.
Tom Hanks
Light came to me when I realized that I did not have to consider any racial group as a whole. God made them duck by duck and that was the only way I could see them.
Zora Neale Hurston
It’s easy to get next to music theory, especially between your peers and music classes and so forth. You just pay attention. I had a good ear, so I realized that printed music was just about reminding you what to play.
Quincy Jones
And I realized again that real life is different from reel life.
Vikas Swarup
For a period of time, I carried cameras with me wherever I went, and then I realized that my interest in photography was turning toward the conceptual. So I wasn’t carrying around cameras shooting stuff, I was developing concepts about what I wanted to shoot. And then I’d get the camera angle and do the job
Leonard Nimoy
When I awoke it was daylight. The inside of my tent was coated in a curious flaky rime, which I realized after a moment was all of my nighttime snores, condensed and frozen and pasted to the fabric, as if into a scrapbook of respiratory memories.
Bill Bryson
Once I got my business degree I realized I didn’t want to do business anymore. My passion started to kick in and say, “Are you really sure this is what you want to do with the rest of your life? Are you 100% positive?”
Jay Ellis
I thought: If I was lucky enough to live, I’d change, myself-I realized I could have a new life-new energy, new endurance, and feel better about myself.
Larry King
And to me, I had come out of Texas, and during that time was when I realized that a lot of people in Nashville, their idea of what country music was was not the same as mine.
Lee Ann Womack
I do a lot of to-dos and a lot of lists. I realized I had to make room for joy. So I added “to feel” items on my to-do list. That’s something you can easily do.
Bonnie St. John
I realized that my book readings were boring me. I was going to go up there and read a passage and sleepwalk through the whole event and I needed to make it more interesting. I wanted to be running and jumping and do something so that the event would be so exciting. I had to trick myself into having fun every time.
Chuck Palahniuk
I got into lobbying kind of against my will at first. I frankly didn’t want to be a lobbyist, but I realized that in lobbying I could do things politically that were interesting to me and do some what I thought would be good. I’m not sure it all turned out like that, but at least that was some of the initial thinking.
Jack Abramoff
Suddenly I had a flash of insight: I am a monster, I realized, a monster that wants to stalk through the woods, free and alone, and cannot even bear so much as the touch of a branch on its skin.
Marlen Haushofer
I saw the movie, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’ and was surprised because I didn’t see any tigers or dragons. And then I realized why: they’re crouching and hidden.
Steve Martin
Sometime in my second year at Brown [University], I took an acting class. And the lightbulb went off for me. I fell in love with it. I realized that everything I was afraid of about myself, all my fears, could be used in that world.
Tracee Ellis Ross
[On the 1982 intruder into her bedroom:] I realized immediately that it wasn’t a servant because they don’t slam doors.
Queen Elizabeth II
Then she kissed me and I realized she probably was right, there must be fifty ways to leave your lover.
Paul Simon
And I realized, when I’d come in to the meetings with these corrugated metal and chain link stuff, and people would just look at me like I’d just landed from Mars. But I couldn’t do anything else. That was my response to the people and the time.
Frank Gehry
Racial humor was about 35% of my act when I first started. But I realized that it was a crutch. What brought it home was when another comedian said to me, ‘If you changed color tomorrow, you wouldn’t have any material.’ He meant it as a put-down, but I took it as a challenge.
Bill Cosby
The moment that I realized my name was going to be said in the same sentence as children and sex, that’s really intense. That’s something I knew from that very moment, whatever happens past that point, something’s out there in the air that is really bad.
Paul Reubens
Lionel Richie, love song, OK, thank you very much, good-bye. And all of a sudden I realized that, in my career, what has made my career has always been the surprises.
Lionel Richie
While my friend always spoke about the sun, I kept speaking about the clouds, until one day I realized that it was the sun that allowed me to see the clouds.
Henri Nouwen
At first when I realized I was a romantic, I was sort of shocked and shamed. But it is true… that the material I work most with is emotion.
Albert Paley
During college I realized I had a music predisposition and really got involved in it. I started playing bass guitar. That was how I began to fit in.
Ronnie Dunn
Maybe there are times when mystery is more important than knowledge. I realized that the white page is a magic box. Ultimately, the mistery box is all of us. Ubiquitous technologies. What comes next ? Mystery as catalyst for imagination.
J. J. Abrams
I realized that Judaism required me to give up something that meant too much to me…Bacon cheeseburgers.
Shawnee Smith
Disarmed, I realized how easily you can lose all animosity toward someone you’ve deemed your enemy as soon as that person stops behaving as such.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
I realized at a young age that sequence in an album is almost as important as the songs that are on the album.
Dr. Dre
I realized early that unless you’re willing to kill the innocent, you can’t win.
Pat Conroy
I kind of got more interested in writing after I turned in my last college essay and nobody was going to tell me what kind of academic papers to write anymore. I could write whatever I wanted, and I realized that I actually liked it when I could choose what I would write.
Dan Millman
I couldn’t understand why my productivity went down when I had deliberately made more time available to write. Then I realized it was because I wasn’t flying as much.
Simon Sinek
I realized that I spent more time thinking about my problem clients than my great clients. I had to stop feeding the drama of the problem clients-and other problems in my life.
Bonnie St. John
I realized I could do anything if I wanted it badly enough.
S. Truett Cathy
I realized that I needed to be more like the shepherd than the hired hand in protecting my team.
Tony Dungy
I’ve always been raised to love everyone, to accept everyone for their differences, and to just be open. But at a young, a very young age, I realized what racism was all about.
Nia Long
In my mind I needed a symbol of today’s technology, and I realized that what I wanted to photograph was the Space Shuttle. And so that’s where Places of Power came into being.
John Sexton
I lost myself in the process and I realized how much I had identified myself with Maria Shriver, newswoman. When that was gone, I had to really sit back and go, ‘Well, actually, who am I today?
Maria Shriver
For some reason I did something where I realized I could get a reaction. That was when I broke out of my shell at school, because I really didn’t have any friends or anything like that and I just kind of was going along, and then finally I did this zany thing, and all of a sudden I had tons of friends.
Jim Carrey
I was very ill at ease with people in social situations, and I realized that if I photographed I wouldn’t have to chat.
Martine Franck
Four years ago, I was fighting for the world championship title in Puerto Rico. The spectators bad-mouthed me; they called me a faggot. They told my opponent to pluck my feathers. In Puerto Rico, when you talk disparagingly about a gay man, you call him a duck. That’s when I realized that something had to change.
Orlando Cruz
Well David “Fathead” Newman was my first experience with improvisation. When I saw him play for the first time I realized that there is an importance of spontaneous music being made on the spot. It was so soulful and singing through his horn. So that’s how I was inspired early on.
Roy Hargrove
I realized that in those nine seasons I started out at about 225 pounds and I felt, you know, full figured fabulous woman but in those seasons I gained 75 pounds up to over 300 pounds all in front of the nation.
Star Jones
I can be highly competitive, which is ultimately why I chose yoga as a career. I thought it would drain the competitive drive out of me and allow me to be present and content. The yoga world has become highly competitive since then and it used to drive me crazy until I realized there’s work for everyone.
Kathryn Budig
I couldn’t help but to think back to my classmates at Thomas Jefferson High School in San Antonio. They had the same talent, the same brains, the same dreams as the folks we sat with at Stanford and Harvard. I realized the difference wasn’t one of intelligence or drive. The difference was opportunity.
Julian Castro
It was on a van ride home from the movie set that everything came together. I realized I had to get off Twitter. It just struck me that I couldn’t stop everyone else from doing it, but I could certainly stop myself.
Nick Offerman
I realized that all you have to do is state what you need and figure out how to get it, and be kind and help other people move forward. Check your jealousy, which is always present, and the threat of the younger generation coming forward as they must do.
Jeanine Tesori
I realized about 10 years ago that my wealth has to go back to society. A fortune, the size of which is hard to imagine, is best not passed on to one’s children. It’s not constructive for them.
Bill Gates
I shook so that it was some time before I realized that he was shaking too, and for the same reason. I don’t know how long we sat there on the dusty floor, crying in each others arms with the longing of twenty years spilling down our faces.
Diana Gabaldon
I realized that the only possible response was to go to my wonderful local cafГ©, Maison Bertaux, check everyone was well, eat a little cake and then make art. To me, making art, and in particular public art, is always an assertion of our humanity and our strength.
Martin Firrell
It dawned on me with blinding brightness. I realized: I had jumped into another rare kind of stratosphere – one that only a handful of people in every generation are lucky enough to know.
Jesse Owens
I realized that my truest passion was for helping people change through faith in a higher power. That meant, for me, belonging to the church. Using my abilities to bring Christian doctrine to a postmodern world.
James McGreevey
Wide awake to the presence of God, I realized I had been so focused on asking why a good God allowed bad things to happen that I was missing out on the nearness of God all along. In becoming preoccupied with the why, I was missing the who.
Margaret Feinberg
It was a very bizarre experience for me, to get the songs together, go in there, and try to deliver them as I would perhaps in a live setting. But I realized that I couldn’t take on that coffeehouse style that I came from and go in there and burn it up.
Jason Mraz
I considered becoming a priest very seriously. I wanted to travel the world. By the time I turned 16, I realized I was only in it for selfish reasons. And, more importantly, I didn’t want to sacrifice the ladies!
James McAvoy
A friend said to me, “I think the weather is trippy.” I said, “No, man, it’s not the weather that’s trippy, perhaps it’s the way we perceive it.” And then I realized I just should have said, “Yeah.”
Mitch Hedberg
I was a super-duper Tupac fan, and I realized later, when I became a huge Nas fan and a huge Eminem fan, I was drawn to the storytellers. They all told stories in different ways, but they were all like the best storytellers.
J. Cole
When I started out, I wanted to have everything solved by the time I was 30. That didn’t happen. Instead, I realized that the journey is the destination, that the work.
Lewis Schiff
That was the way it was that beautiful evening of cold November rain and muddy country roads and crazy windshield wipers. That was the moment of my greatest security and confidence; it was the time when I realized that love makes one a better person, a kinder gentler one.
Irene Hunt
I was reading this James Bond book, and right away I realized that, like most books, it had too many words.
Dave Barry
I always wondered why somebody doesn’t do something about that. Then I realized I was somebody.
Lily Tomlin
What I realized was how difficult an hour show is and how miserable you can be if you’re not happy doing it.
Victor Garber
Once I realized that the only thing I can actually control in this life is my own mind, how I choose to react, feel, and perceive, I felt immediately liberated.
Nikki Reed
When I looked at my life’s ledger I realized I was a very rich woman. What I was experiencing was merely a temporary cash-flow problem. Finally, I came to an inner awareness that my personal net worth couldn’t possibly be determined by the size of my checking account balance. Neither can yours.
Sarah Ban Breathnach
I realized just how much exercise and eating right make a difference in how you feel now and when you get older.
Ashley Tisdale
When I first walked through the doors of Rex Club, I realized that I didn’t have to travel to raves outside the city to enjoy techno.
Pedro Winter
When was it I realized that, on this truly dark and solitary path we all walk, the only way we can light is our own? Although I was raised with love, I was always lonely. Someday, without fail, everyone will disappear, scattered into the blackness of time.
Banana Yoshimoto
I think I realized it was an art form at the beginning, but it took me a really long time before I was able to view what I was performing myself as an art form.
Patton Oswalt
The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
Shirley MacLaine
I realized that my money would do vastly more good for others than it could for me and decided to make a commitment to donating to the most effective charities I could find. Many people contacted me asking how they could do this as well, and so I set up giving what we can.
Toby Ord
The more suits I owned, the more I realized the best besuited look a man can achieve comes from a harmony of three details: fabric, construction, and fit. If the suit fits you like a glove and it’s well made, you simply feel better about everything in life when you’re wearing it.
Paul Feig
I write all of my novels and stories, as you have seen, in a great surge of delightful passion. Only recently, glancing at the novel, I realized that Montag is named after a paper manufacturing company. And Faber, of course, is a maker of pencils! What a sly thing my subconscious was, to name them thus. And not tell me!
Ray Bradbury
It became like a symbolic thing, to be “an artist.” After Duchamp, I realized that being an artist is more about a lifestyle and attitude than producing some product.
Ai Weiwei
I realized that people had an unreal image of me, that somehow I was a god on Mount Olympus. I decided that if I were going to make use of my role as a Supreme Court Justice, it would be to inspire people to realize that, first, I was just like them and second, if I could do it, so could they.
Sonia Sotomayor
Once I was in L.A., I realized anyone could act. Why not give it a shot? I started going to a ton of acting classes, and I found I had a real passion for it, probably the biggest passion I’ve ever had in my whole life.
Kellan Lutz
Black ink was always my favorite. I loved it. And then one day I realized that the only thing I ever wanted to do was to paint.
Pierre Soulages
There was a point in the ’80s when I looked out at my audience and I saw people that – were I not on the stage – they’d sooner slug me as they walked by me on the sidewalk. And I realized that I was way beyond the choir.
Michael Stipe
Long ago, I realized that success leaves clues, and that people who produce outstanding results do specific things to create those results. I believed that if I precisely duplicated the actions of others, I could reproduce the same quality of results that they had.
Tony Robbins
After a couple of years, I realized that this was actually true, that his gave me the ability to go to a different place and, hopefully, have a stronger impact.
Donald Verrilli Jr.
For a while, I thought of myself as an atheist until I realized it was a belief, too. It’s a shame everything has to have a label.
George Carlin
It wasn’t until after living in California for many years that I realized that you don’t believe what anybody says, ever. Whatever they say, they’re just making a movie – they just like the way they sound.
Frederick Lenz
Working with Gabby [Sidibe], I realized immediately that she was amazingly talented. I could tell just by the way she’d get into the role.
Lenny Kravitz
The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores, foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be.
C. S. Forester
I realized that it was great to have a job, but it didn’t have anything remotely to do with what I was striving for, so why was I doing it?
Johnny Depp
After I suffered a labral tear in my hip while playing soccer, I realized that many sports-related injuries can be prevented and I dedicated myself to helping young athletes learn more about injury prevention.
Cobi Jones
When I was touring and spending so much time on the bus, I realized that I actually knew very little about the industry that I’m in so I set out to educate myself on the music business.
Ty Herndon
I watched some of Lost series. And I realized that the character they wanted me to play didn’t really come in for a long time. It would have just been the wrong thing for me to do.
Scott Glenn
I was introduced to cannabis when I was 16. I realized the similarity to the mystical experiences I’d had – the enhancing of senses, the way it made thought more interesting. In 1965, before it became illegal, I was introduced to LSD. I thought it was extraordinary.
Amanda Feilding
And I had this big, long list of what I wanted in a guy but I realized I didn’t stack up to the list myself.
Star Jones
Once more I realized to what an extent earthly happiness is made to the measure of man. It is not a rare bird which we must pursue at one moment in heaven, at the next in our minds. Happiness is a domestic bird found in our own courtyards.
Nikos Kazantzakis
The important thing is that ever since I realized all the wrongs that I had done, I have been trying to correct them for the past 27 years.
Mark Wahlberg
I realized that I had died and been reborn numberless times but just didn’t remember because the transitions from life to death and back are so ghostly easy, a magical action for naught, like falling asleep and waking up again a million times, the utter casualness and deep ignorance of it.
Jack Kerouac
At some point, I realized I was Kaitlyning the encounter, so I decided to text Kaitlyn and ask for some advice.
John Green
When I was about 16 years old, God was beckoning me and calling me. He was relentless with me and I finally just gave up. I got to a point in my life where I realized that everything I was trying to grasp for was leaving me empty. It was totally unsatisfying.
Dominic Balli
I couldn’t sleep one night and I was sitting in my office and I realized that I was an independent filmmaker.
Darren Aronofsky
When I was 15-years-old, I took off my clothes and looked in the mirror. When I stared at myself naked, I realized that to be perfectly proportioned I would need twenty-inch arms to match the rest of me.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I saw this girl dancing, and I moved closer to her because I liked the way she looked, haughty and sexy but not in a slutty way, and when I got closer to her, I realized she was me and I was looking at my reflection in the mirror. I looked like the kind of girl I’d always wanted to befriend.
Rebecca Godfrey
I realized that it’s all really one, that John Lennon was correct. We utilize the music to bring down the walls of Berlin, to bring up the force of compassion and forgiveness and kindness between Palestines, Hebrews. Bring down the walls here in San Diego, Tijuana, Cuba.
Carlos Santana
I used to feel like I had to be the best at what I did, but I realized I don’t have to be the best. It’s so freeing. I’ve never been this happy.
Kirsten Dunst
I watched Anderson Cooper 360 for a year before I realized that the second hour was a repeat of the first. I just thought his reporting seemed familiar.
Andy Kindler
I realized I was a country person – I’m just not used to small spaces.
Alice Walker
My father decided that he was such a admirer of Ibn Rushd’s philosophy, thinking that he changed the family name to Rushdie. I realized why my father was so interested in him, because he was really an incredibly modernizing voice inside our Islamic culture.
Salman Rushdie
I’ve always wanted to sail around the world in a handmade boat. And I built a boat. I had a boat built for me, I mean, and my second day out to sea I realized that (a) I’m not a sailor, and (b) I have no knowledge of basic navigation.
Will Ferrell
I realized what an artist is and what it is to be an artist.
Sergei Polunin
I realized then that even though I was a tiny speck in an infinite cosmos, a blip on the timeline of eternity, I was not without purpose. And as long as I had a part in the music of the spheres, even if it was only a single grace note, I was not worthless. Nor was I alone.
R. J. Anderson
I’m never going to have to work. None of my descendants are ever going to have to work; this is going to make me so much money. It was such a letdown when I realized that wasn’t my invention.
Chuck Palahniuk
I realized the other day that I’ve lived in New York longer than I’ve lived anywhere else. It’s amazing: I am a New Yorker. It’s strange; I never thought I would be.
David Bowie
I put a lot of pressure on myself early in my life, like, “You have to be perfect; you can’t do anything.” You basically can’t show any emotion and speak up. And then I realized that I have to live my life for myself.
Rowan Blanchard
Having agreed to play Elrond, I realized how much had to be worked out about this character: the idea of portraying someone who is immortal, for one thing; plus the fact he is noble, wise, powerful, good – and beautiful! I began to think that he was altogether impossible to play!
Hugo Weaving
As it was, I realized choosing the study of Chinese literature as my life’s work was probably a mistake.
Eric Allin Cornell
I realized that the only purpose to revolution is to be able to love who you want, how you want, when you want and where you want.
Dan Bern
I realized that all animals, not just dogs and cats and horses, were sentient beings; therefore, I just couldn’t say I love animals and then eat them.
William McNamara
One day I realized that it didn’t matter whether people loved me or not.
Shirley Manson
I realized this weak that I just cannot do it all. So I will choose to do what i can, fabulously.
Clinton Kelly
I had a student once come up to me and we were talking about this incident, and, of course, I never had the right thing to say. But later on, I realized I should have said: Don’t write about trying to change the world, just write about a changed world or a world that’s not changing. Let that do the work.
Paul Beatty
I realized that my identity as a novelist was private. Only I knew how much of a novelist I was!
Alexander Chee
It was only when I finished the course and left my graduation diploma on the bus that I realized I’d become an actor.
James D’arcy
I can see the humor in just about any situation. After I lost my dad, I realized that none of us should take things too seriously, because everything except death works itself out.
Chris Rock
Ultimately, I realized that in order to write about food you need to understand everything about cooking, so I moved to New York and enrolled in the Institute of Culinary Education.
Gail Simmons
You many have noticed I have a temper … but when I calmed down, I realized that this world, blighted and imperfect as it is, would be better with you in it.
Jasper Fforde
After reading The Great Transformation by Karl Polanyi, I realized that capitalism did not naturally grow as [Karl] Marx would imply by his theory of historical materialism. People were dragged into capitalism screaming, shouting, and fighting all along the way, trying to resist this industrial and commercial world.
Murray Bookchin
As I walked back to civilization, I realized that for the first time in the six months I had known Curran, we had managed to have a conversation and part ways without wanting to kill each other. I found that fact deeply troubling.
Ilona Andrews
At a certain age I just stopped arguing. I realized that there was no way [my father] could see, because for him to approve of what I was doing, he would have to have some belief in me as a musician.
George Michael
I realized that my righteous indignation was a form of entertainment for me. I loved getting pissed off at injustice. I didn’t do anything about it, I just liked the feeling of being pissed off.
Harold Ramis
I asked myself the question, ‘What do you want of your life?’ and I realized with a start of recognition and terror, ‘Exactly what I have – but to be commensurate, to handle it all better.
May Sarton
One day I realized that that was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I wanted to chase my dream and I wanted to show my young daughter that it’s okay to chase your dreams. So, I set out to do it.
Drew Waters
I wanted to be a lawyer. I realized I don’t really want to be a lawyer. I want to play a lawyer. Thank God I figured that out.
Ashley Greene
You should be nicer to him,’ a schoolmate had once said to me of some awfully ill-favored boy. ‘He has no friends.’ This, I realized with a pang of pity that I can still remember, was only true as long as everybody agreed to it.
Christopher Hitchens
I’ve taken care of it,” I said My father looked at me, shocked. Then I realized “taken care of” had a very specific meaning in his line of work. “No, no, I mean he’s gone.
Gordon Korman
At the age of 5, when I was in kindergarten, I often used to pass by the computer labs and see students doing work on computers. I realized that calculation, which would take us a long time to do, can be done in less than a second with the help of computers. So that is how my interest in computers began.
Arfa Karim
You know I was just taking a dump one day, and then as I sat there I realized, I really do deserve better.
Zach Braff
At first, I didn’t really care if global warming existed. But then I realized it means that less bums would freeze to death in the winter
Zach Braff
What kind of husband am I gonna be if I can’t even hold my wife’s hand?
…but I realized I may not have hands to hold my wife’s hand, but when the time comes, I’ll be able to hold her heart. I don’t need hands to hold her heart.
Nick Vujicic
It was really interesting to be editing the film [Trust] in New York and directing the play in Chicago, and one definitely informed the other. The play probably benefitted more because I realized what scenes could be cut, and I cut those scenes from the play.
David Schwimmer
I realized after reading the fourth chapter of St. John’s Gospel, that Christ was truly the Divine Saviour he claimed to be, and no one but He could transform and uplift the downtrodden women of India. … Thus my heart was drawn to the religion of Christ.
Pandita Ramabai
I realized the structure in a collection is how they’re put together. Structuring the collection became the art of it for me. Because the stories had all been written.
Jess Walter
I got a camera when I was nine years old and it wasn’t until I was a model that I realized you could be a photographer for a job.
Nigel Barker
I never wanted to be a dancer. I was too big, I was too slow. I remember not liking it. Later on, when I came to the United States, I realized I had a skill, and when you come to this country, you realize if you have a skill and a determination, you can do anything.
Maksim Chmerkovskiy
That was asking a lot of my readers, I realized, but I was trying to write the novel I would most enjoy decoding.
Paul Di Filippo
One very fundamental thing has not changed and I realized that it will never change… is that I really need to go home and practice.
Pat Metheny
I realized I needed to work with other people instead of doing everything myself.
Jens Lekman
I was really sad after ‘The Avengers’ when I realized I was not going to have a part in ‘Thor 2’ or ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier.’ But I’m not arguing with my fantastic plane and my really cool car.
Clark Gregg
I was never afraid of failure. I realized that I was responsible for my own success and that every day offers a new beginning and I was confident in my ability to improve.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
It used to bother me – having bigger, fuller brows. I even plucked them once so I’d fit in, but I hated them and couldn’t wait for them to grow back. Now I embrace them. I realized the quirky things that make you different are what make you beautiful.
Lily Collins
I realized this is what God has dealt me, and I should be thankful considering all that’s happened to me in my life, but MS caused the movies to stop – stop dead – and I miss it.
Richard Pryor
You can’t force love, I realized. It’s there or it isn’t. If it’s not there, you’ve got to be able to admit it. If it is there, you’ve got to do whatever it takes to protect the ones you love.
Richelle Mead
I remember one little rainy day I went searching for this apartment and I saw so many people standing on a stoop on the corner in the rain. Later I realized, that was drug traffic. They were all buying drugs.
Ai Weiwei
I’m not a fan of mysteries, so to prepare for this experience of writing a mystery I started reading the most successful ones in the market in 2012. And I realized I cannot write that kind of book. It’s too gruesome, too violent, too dark; there’s no redemption there.
Isabel Allende
I’ve always been very aware of environment. When I was a kid I wanted to be a marine biologist until I realized I hated being underwater. I think a lot of that came from traveling and seeing the levels of waste produced by so many factories around the world.
Maria Cornejo
When I was 13, I kind of got into the punk scene. I realized it was easier to wear a pair of combat boots and jeans and a beat-up T-shirt. I think of it as a uniform: Ya know, if you’re a Maytag man, you put on your bow tie. I still have T-shirts from when I was that age.
Justin Theroux
I watched their reactions and emotions, especially to understand what was what I was doing wrong. But then I realized that if I could see these people and take note of everything I saw, I could write a good song.
Taylor Swift
I realized my dream and was proud to be a Superstar. I never won a title, but being hired by WWE and being a Superstar, to me, was like winning a championship.
Robert Maillet
Circumstances cause us to act the way we do. We should always bear this in mind before judging the actions of others. I realized this from the start during World War II.
Thor Heyerdahl
I’d always thought, ‘When I finish modelling, I’m going to pursue this.’ But then it really kind of hit me. I realized, ‘Well, no, you can’t do it when it’s convenient. If I’m going to do it, I’ve got to do it right now.’ (talking about pursuing her career as a singer)
Erica Packer
As I did more of that, I realized, “Well, maybe I should do more magic.”
David Copperfield
I knew they would kill me when they found out, but…” He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. “I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.
Marissa Meyer
I realized that the world did not exist for my benefit. It followed that the ratio of pleasant and unpleasant things around me would not change. It wasn’t up to me. It was clear that the best thing to do was to adopt a sort of muddled cheerfulness.
Banana Yoshimoto
Through books and photographs, I saw a world that was not my own – and I realized that there was another world.
Bette Midler
I think I realized that Dave Barry was funnier than I’ll ever be, and he made no attempt to make any actual points. He had a general libertarian point of view, but in general, he just liked to make jokes.
Joel Stein
I realized it in waves and we held on to each other crying and I thought, God we must look so lame, but it doesn’t matter much when you have just now realized, all the time later, that you are still alive.
John Green
I realized that if my thoughts immediately affect my body, I should be careful about what I think. Now if I get angry, I ask myself why I feel that way. If I can find the source of my anger, I can turn that negative energy into something positive.
Yoko Ono
When I was nine, we’d take a bus to the seaside. Coming back, we’d take turns entertaining, singing songs and the like. I tried some stand-up comedy. I had a captive audience in that bus. Then I realized I wanted to do more than that.
Jim Dale
All my life I’d been told what to believe about politics, coloreds, being a girl. But with Constantine’s thumb pressed in my hand, I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.
Kathryn Stockett
You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.
Eliot Ness
I remember when I fell from my first bike:
There were no ‘Are you okays?’ and rarely ‘Are you alrights?’
Just dirt in my pockets, handful of gravel…
That’s when I realized that getting up is only half the battle.
Big K.R.I.T.
I wondered to myself why no one else had seen him standing so far away, before he was suddenly, impossibly saving my life. With chagrin, I realized the probable cause – no one else was as aware of Edward as I always was. No one else watched him the way I did. How pitiful.
Stephenie Meyer
If what you’re asking is how I debated whether or not to love her the answer is I didn’t. Not at all. It just happened. I didn’t ever question it; by the time I realized what was happening, it was already done.
Sarah Dessen
I wanted a good relationship with my mother, and I realized I had a choice: Either I could spend all my time angry that she didn’t give me the hugs I thought I needed, or I could understand that she hugs differently. It’s not a spread-open-the-arms, ‘come here’ hug. She hugs by sheltering me from her worries.
Chandra Wilson
I realized that my bliss and my heartbreak both point in the same direction. I follow my joy and my heartbreak simultaneously because they’re two sides of the same coin.
Steve Pavlina
I got addicted to Tetris, playing it in my basement, I was missing all these airplane flights over it. After the fourth one that I missed, I realized I needed to get rid of this thing – so ever since then, I don’t play video games any more.
Bam Margera
Martial arts was something that I wanted to do for the rest of my life, and I wasn’t getting what I needed from college. When I realized that I could fight for money and have it be part of my learning experience as a martial artist, it made perfect sense for me to dive into fighting.
Michelle Waterson
By sharing something, I realized that I’m not alone, that there are a lot of people that share with me the same preoccupations, the same ideas, the same ideals, and the same quest for a meaning for this life.
Paulo Coelho
I became a vegetarian out of compassion for animals and to live as healthy as possible. I realized soon after that I was truly concerned with nonviolent consumption and my own health, a vegan diet was the best decision.
Davey Havok
I was born in California, raised a vegetarian, and love science fiction, so don’t tell me how I need to be in order to fit your standards. When I was younger, those kinds of comments bothered me, but eventually got to a point where I realized I wasn’t going to change who I was.
Aisha Tyler
As a kid, I was always sick. I had pneumonia, I had really severe allergies. And it wasn’t until I got older, that I realized some of that was caused by toxins in things like detergent. That made me crazy, because it’s supposed to help get things clean!
Jessica Alba
It’s not always enough to be brave, I realized years later. You have to be brave and contribute something positive, too. Brave on its own is just a party trick.
B. J. Novak
….I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe.
Kathryn Stockett
I realized that I was about to turn 30, and Batman was permanently 29. And I was going to be damned if I was older than Batman.
Frank Miller
Jill Stein, is – and I’ll make it in a personal way – over eighty percent of the people when I ran for President knew about me but then I realized that when I was running, eighty percent of the people didn’t even know I was running.
Ralph Nader
I’d like to get the sex thing over with, but I realized I’m not done with it. You should never will a change in your work – you have to work an idea to death. I often find that the best things happen when you’re near the end.
John Currin
As a kid I was, constantly terrorized with the idea of Armageddon and the Antichrist and things like that and as I got older, I realized that, something like Antichrist is the collective disbelief in God.
Marilyn Manson
I read that Buddha was able to see all of his past lives, and I realized the only way any of these people could do that is by being outside of time.
Fred Alan Wolf
I was an assistant director for a year, and I realized, ‘God, this is a lot of hard work. This is going to take time. So what’s the shortcut? What’s the better option?’ Then thankfully, someone said, ‘Why don’t you become an actor?’
Emraan Hashmi
It was only when I realized how actors have the power to move people that I decided to pursue acting as a career.
Cate Blanchett
I realized that there wasn’t accessible, user-friendly content out there that really empowered people to find a way into the green movement.
Elizabeth Rogers
Back in high school, about two years ago, I was in this silly punk band called Ballet for Athletes. We were all trying to take it seriously, and then I realized that “punk” and “serious” aren’t really two words you can put in the same sentence – at least, in my opinion.
Mister Lies
I realized what a ridiculous lie my whole life has been.
Arthur Miller
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve felt comfortable in a suit. It all started when my mom bought me a three-piece Pierre Cardin suit. I wore that thing everywhere. Eventually I realized I was going to be the kid who got beat up in school, but I kept wearing it.
Paul Feig
With the MacArthur grant, I realized that people have high expectations of me, that they were placing me in this group of achievers. I compared what Id actually achieved in my life with what I would like to achieve and what other people have achieved, and I found that comparison depressing.
Jared Diamond
I started writing morning pages just to keep my hand in, you know, just because I was a writer and I didn’t know what else to do but write. And then one day as I was writing, a character came sort of strolling in and I realized, Oh my God, I don’t have to be just a screenwriter. I can write novels.
Julia Cameron
I didn’t go to the North Pole to do something about my mother. I was invited to the North Pole and I realized it was impossible to go there without thinking about her.
Sophie Calle
I realized that when two people function well together at work, it doesn’t matter if they hadn’t seen each other for years. What they had before was still intact.
Penelope Cruz
I’m so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn’t understand, she had to explain: ‘That’s like three Mercedes.’ Then I understood.
Brooke Shields
Assoon as I stepped out of my mother’s womb on to dry land, I realized that I had made a mistake?but the trouble with children is that they are not returnable.
Quentin Crisp
I was just trying to make a nice little movie… It wasn’t until I saw it all put together that I realized this was something remarkable.
Mike Nichols
I used to get so worried that if a scene didn’t go a certain way, then it was horrible. But then I realized that it was better to give the director options in the editing room than just being locked into how it’s supposed to be.
Katie Holmes
The last sort of really low-key race I ran, I realized with about a hundred metres to go, that my heart just wasn’t in it. I wasn’t trying my hardest, I didn’t care to compete against the girls I was up against. That spoke a lot about where my heart was taking me-which was off the track.
Cathy Freeman
I wanted to show the real side of me because of the unfair things that people said about me, but I realized that it was impossible and tried to think of why people thought of me in that manner.
Kim Jong-hyun
Once I completed the Cube and demonstrated it to my students, I realized it was nearly impossible to put down.
Erno Rubik
The moment where I realized how little I actually was, was when Dave Bautista picked me off the ground and I still wasn’t even at his pec yet. I was like, “Oh my God, this man is massive.”
Katee Sackhoff
I realized that the only way to get into a good college was to be valedictorian or salutatorian. So that was my goal.
Melinda Gates
I used to have all these plans and think “Ah, I have my whole life figured out”, but then I realized no matter how much I plan: life happens! So I find myself living day to day trying to do my best, embracing every moment as a learning opportunity and chance to get to know myself a little more.
Q’orianka Kilcher
I started writing my own things when I was about 8. I used to try to bully my friends into imitating the Spice Girls on the playground. Then I realized, Oh god, my career’s going nowhere, so I looked in the Yellow Pages and phoned up the first cheap studio that I found and started recording.
Charli XCX
Over the holidays, and even during filming, I realized that I actually like my body, even if it’s not perfect according to the book. I just feel sexy. For the first time, I don’t want to get rid of the curves. I just want to tone it up. My body is comfortable, and it’s not unhealthy, so I’m going to rock with it.
Rihanna
In the past, when I saw bike messengers, I would just see them as individuals. Then, I realized that they’re all tied together.
Dania Ramirez
I realized that to become a saint one must suffer a great deal, always seek what is best, and forget oneself.
Therese of Lisieux
I chose the songs for the music more than for the lyrical content and it wasn’t until the end of the recording and when we were trying to decide running order that I realized how sad a lot of the songs could sound.
Vashti Bunyan
I never had a hat, never wore one, but recently was given a brown suede duck-hunting hat. The moment I put it on I realized I was starved for a hat. I kept it warm by putting it on my head. I made plans to wear it especially when I was going to do any thinking. Somewhere in Virginia, I lost my hat.
John Cage
I realized [using my own voice] is what creates the performance in the performance art and that’s what helps creates the distance for the viewers, like the distance that I get when I step back.
Kalup Linzy
I realized that all my life, my values were based upon typical middle-class American values: hard work, doing good, living well, owning things, following the rules & being the best I can be… but God clearly says, “those are not MY values. I value justice, mercy & humility.
John Green
In the movie I realized, I had the luxury of getting to see how the other person feels.
Denzel Washington
You never can tell when a bad thing might make a good thing happen. I realized that good and bad were always there and always mixed up together in a tangle.
Ingrid Law
I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.
Augusten Burroughs
I had a map on my wall that had a circle around Lubbock and then giant arrows pointing toward New York City and Los Angeles. Written across both arrows were the words ‘Toward Civilization.’ Of course, by the time I got to New York, I realized there really isn’t any civilization.
Barry Corbin
I ground matter to find the continuous line. And when I realized I could not find it, I stopped, as if an unseen someone had slapped my hands.
Constantin Brancusi
I think my children have presented one of the biggest lessons so far in my life. It was only when my kids were born that I realized just how much I’d been living my life worried about what everybody thought of me and, even more strangely, worried about what I imagined other people might be thinking about me.
Grant Bowler
Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there’s been a liberating force that’s come from it.
Alanis Morissette
I realized that the good stories were affecting the organs of my body in various ways, and the really good ones were stimulating more than one organ. An effective story grabs your gut, tightens your throat, makes your heart race and your lungs pump, brings tears to your eyes or an explosion of laughter to your lips.
Christopher Vogler
I continued to study Math and Physics on my own, but one and a half years later I realized that I did want to be a composer, and after that I never changed my mind.
Gyorgy Ligeti
I realized poetry’s the thing that I can do ’cause I can stick at it and work with tremendous intensity.
Philip Levine
I have plumbed the depth of human cowardice and I realized that there is only one way to be right, and that is to be in power.
Georges Bidault
For a long time I was trying to be poppier and younger. I didn’t want to be on public radio or do any of that stuff for older people. Then I realized that that is exactly what I listen to.
Teddy Thompson
I realized marvelling at nature was a deep pleasure of mine.
Paul McCartney
I realized very early that I was never going to make by living by writing string quartets. But I wanted to write music and I didn’t want to have to do anything else.
Richard Rodney Bennett
Each time I did assignments or editorials, I realized that I wanted to do something more. I saw that it wasn’t just about the clothes.
Herb Ritts
I will say a lot of dancers do such beautiful things for their body and then they smoke a cigarette. I’ve never been a smoker, but I realized after taking yoga . . . in ballet you’re not encouraged to do a lot of breathing. I think in a weird way, a lot of dancers find relief in actually breathing.
Elizabeth Berkley
I missed him. Love, I realized, was something your spine memorized. There was nothing you could do about that.
Lorrie Moore
There are no more slow weeks. I realized this about 3 years ago. Downtime in politics isn’t a thing.
Christopher Michael Cillizza
I realized that I have to slow down. I work so hard, I’m so busy.
Carnie Wilson
I realized that this was the big secret of democracy — that change can occur by starting off with just a few people doing something.
Michael Moore
I realized that everything I do is fantasy, whether it is an adult movie or a kids movie.
Robert Rodriguez
I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with the people there.
Ernest Cline
I realized that being an actor was something I never owned up to, in a weird way. I would be a hostess or a waitress or a house restorer before I would consider myself an actor, because I never thought I was good enough.
Sandra Bullock
When I started teaching I realized that I had never had such a level of satisfaction and such a feeling of fulfillment and sense of contribution. Just like that. But, usually it’s more cumulative, slow, evolutionary and less revolutionary.
Stephen Covey
I realized then that I didn’t understand anything. I read all the books I could.
Marjane Satrapi
I was looking in the mirror the other day and I realized I haven’t changed much since I was in my twenties. The only difference is I look a whole lot older now.
George Carlin
I realized the secret to success is finishing! And not just finishing, but finishing strong!
Eric Thomas
I used to take amphetamines until I realized that amphetamines didn’t go with being a good singer.
Roger Daltrey
Yes, confidence was knowing I could do anything. But, I realized, confidence must always be rooted in work. In sweat. In pain-good pain. And in honesty.
Duff McKagan
After being in the studio, I realized this is how I want to be. It just feels right.
Aurora Aksnes
July 13, 1954 was the most tragic day of my life. I had lost my beloved Frida forever. To late now I realized that the most wonderful part of my life had been my love for Frida.
Diego Rivera
At a certain point, I realized that I could draw anything, and there was nothing I should avoid – I could make it work. That’s opened me up to being able to be much more comfortable telling any kind of story.
Daniel Clowes
And I realized that directing actors is really important because that’s what ends up on screen.
Julie Delpy
Playing Etta James in the movie ‘Cadillac Records’ really changed me. It was a darker character, and I realized that if anything is too comfortable, I want to run from it. It’s no fun being safe.
Beyonce Knowles
As I wrote ‘The Christmas Lamp’ I realized that tradition is priceless, whether you have a small family, a large family, or no family.
Tradition doesn’t have to be logical; it only has to emphasize the light of Christ and his everlasting love.
Lori Copeland
I was going round the world searching for an interesting place, when I realized that the place that I was in was already interesting.
Emmet Gowin
My first instinct was to cast as close to the short story as possible, but then I realized that I needed actors who could go for it and that they had to function well as a couple in a love story.
Ang Lee
I remember after 9/11, I started – I was working quite a bit in Vancouver. And then I realized I would go to catch my flight, and it would take me like 20 minutes to get cleared to fly, like, every time. I’m like, what is going on?
Mahershala Ali
I realized why movie scores are mostly strings, because it really frees your eyes to look around.
Laurie Anderson
I realized that I was more of a sprinter than a marathon man. With a long, long project, I get bored easily.
Marjane Satrapi
I realized that bullying never has to do with you. It’s the bully who’s insecure.
Shay Mitchell
I wrote about a bird that cleaned a crocodile’s teeth. The story was so good that my teacher could not believe that a ten-year-old could write that well. I was even punished because my teacher thought I’d lied about writing it! I had always loved to write, but it was then that I realized that I had a talent for it.
Brian Jacques
I realized you can always make money; you just do a lot of things.
Mary Harron
On the fourth day of telecommuting, I realized that clothes are totally unnecessary.
Scott Adams
As I started to pursue the subject more deeply I realized that walking was this wonderful meandering path through everything I was already interested in – gender politics, public space and urban life, demonstrations and parades and marches. The relationship between walking and thinking and between the mind and the body.
Rebecca Solnit
I realized than an author cannot also be a producer.
Sergio Leone
When I was on that boat, I realized the only way I would feel creatively challenged was if I totally changed everything about my environment and put myself in a storm, in a sense.
Josh Lucas
I realized that most people waste their lives earning a living, and I wanted to live. I love painting, so I keep painting. That’s how I became an artist.
Pierre Soulages
I realized that life is so short: Why waste one minute of it worrying what other people think or say about you, or what score you got on some test? Why not believe what you want to believe, and do what you love?
Meg Cabot
Very quickly I realized that directing is a combination of things: It’s visual, it’s directing the actors, it’s telling a story. And people don’t always mention this part of directing, but it’s also knowing how to really edit something into something that makes sense.
Julie Delpy
I realized a long time ago that instead of being jealous you can be inspired and appreciative. It carries more energy to you.
Joe Rogan
I can pinpoint that as the single happiest moment of my life, because I realized then that Mom would always have my back. It made me feel giant. I raced back down the concrete ramp, faster than I ever had before, so fast I should have fallen, but I didn’t fall, because Mom was in the world.
Maria Semple
I didn’t have a lot of independent film connections. It really took until the digital film revolution came along that I realized that I could do it myself.
Harry Shearer
Hillary Clinton bothers me a lot. I realized the other day that her thoughts sound a lot like Karl Marx. She hangs around a lot of Marxists. All her friends are Marxists.
Dick Armey
There was a lot of apologizing going on, but I realized that was how it was with people you cared about. You forgave each other and moved on.
Richelle Mead
I realized very early in life what my abilities and limitations were, and foreign languages was definitely one of my limitations. With strenuous effort, I just barely passed my French class at Harvard so I could graduate.
Michio Kaku
When I was in high school, I was always really envious of those girls who seemed to have everything: the perfect hair, perfect clothes, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized that nobody’s life is perfect, and that those girls probably had a lot of the same problems I did.
Sarah Dessen
I realized that both the military and religious orders depend on discipline to shape people – which routine does, in a lot of ways.
Kit Reed
I realized that were I to paint flowers small, no one would look at them because I was unknown. So I thought I’ll make them big, like the huge buildings going up. People will be startled; they’ll have to look at them – and they did.
Georgia O’Keeffe
I realized that acting was something I wasn’t going to be lazy about. You feel good when you do it well. It is something that can grow in you.
Alison Elliott
I was doing just my duty, but that was impacting a lot of people and making them proud. So, I feel so grateful to Allah for giving me that opportunity while I had that chance to make that impact. And thankfully it impacted all the people – more than I realized.
Hakeem Olajuwon
Back 12 years ago, when Dr. Mathews was president here, we had a plan that when I got ready to quit, we’d bring a certain guy in and he’d take over that day and I’d leave. But as time wore on, I realized that wouldn’t have been good at all.
Bear Bryant
Even when times were good, I realized that my earning power as a golf professional depended on too many ifs and putts.
Gene Sarazen
Fringe’ was the first time I realized that I could ever man up in a character and make this transition from being a boy or a young man into actually being a man.
Seth Gabel
I realized I loved you, and I didn’t want to be married to somebody I didn’t love. I wanted to be married to you. It isn’t all that complicated.
Richard Ford
It was much later that I realized Dad’s secret. He gained respect by giving it. He talked and listened to the fourth-grade kids in Spring Valley who shined shoes the same way he talked and listened to a bishop or a college president. He was seriously interested in who you were and what you had to say.
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
I remember one particular moment (I don’t actually know how old I was, but I guess around 7 or something like that) when I remember actually weeping. I was by myself in a room in the house, and I was just crying because I realized how much Jesus loved me.
N. T. Wright
Much of what I saw in Geneva really disillusioned me about how my government functions and what its impact is in the world. I realised that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good.
Edward Snowden
One day I actually took the list into the bathroom and I put it up against my face and looked in the mirror and I realized I had one of two choices, change the list or change myself.
Star Jones
Growing up in Mississippi, I realized that it was separate and unequal and all that, but it was still a safe place.
Morgan Freeman
My love was Bob Dylan, but as I got older I realized a good ballad was a good ballad.
Bonnie Raitt
The Jungian therapist taught me the difference between the ego and the shadow. I realized I’d been so busy being a good girl that I’d completely detached from my shadow. It’s something we all have, and it’s where all the creative juices are.
Sue Grafton
Over the years I realized the damage fundamentalism did to my own spiritual and mental health. I’ve spend time recovering, studying scripture, sessions with a therapist, twelve step recovery.
Richard Rossi
Growing up in Michigan was fine…until I realized where I was.
Lily Tomlin
For the first 25 years of my life, I wanted freedom. For the next 25 years, I wanted order. For the next 25 years, I realized that order is freedom.
Winston Churchill
Once, I optioned a novel and tried to do a screenplay on it, which was great fun, but I was too respectful. I was only 100 pages into the novel and I had about 90 pages of movie script going. I realized I had a lot to learn.
Gene Hackman
I realized that it’s my own fault that people take advantage of me. I should be around people who cherish my talents, my health, my time. I’m not a pawn for anyone’s future business. I’m an artist. I deserve better than to be loyal to people who only believe in me because I make money.
Lady Gaga
When I started out making music I thought it was about thrills and adding layers, but I realized I want to focus on saying the most with the least.
James Vincent McMorrow
I always imagined that I would learn something each time that I would take to a new project, then I realized that each new project poses a completely different challenge.
Freida Pinto
Being a pastor for 20 years I realized that the labels, agnostic, atheist, believer, everybody’s human and everybody wants to know what kind of universe we’re living in, and everybody’s living according to a story.
Rob Bell
I called to the other men that the sky was clearing, and then a moment later I realized that what I had seen was not a rift in the clouds but the white crest of an enormous wave.
Ernest Shackleton
I started to be much happier in my relationships when I realized that I can only control myself. That way, you don’t worry about people and don’t waste your time thinking, ‘What if he cheats on me?’ You can’t control that.
Crystal Reed
When I turned 18, was the first time that I really started concentrating on politics. And I started doing so because I realized that in order to really create and generate change, it has to come from changing laws… so I started campaigning for Norman Lear’s foundation, which was Declare Yourself.
Hayden Panettiere
I realized I was on a something island. ‘How did I get here,’ I wondered, surrounded by Nothing, “and how can I get back?
Jonathan Safran Foer
I was an agnostic until I realized that I had to choose between God and fate. The idea that humanity and nature are the result of fate was not convincing at all. I find the presence of God everywhere.
Andrea Bocelli
I realized what you could do in motion pictures by surrounding yourself with geniuses.
Richard Donner
I was teaching airplane mechanics when I realized it was more fun to make them laugh. I was laid off one more time and I never looked back, although it was nice to have a steady paycheck and benefits.
Alonzo Bodden
I knew it was time to leave when I realized I could no longer look students in the eye and tell them what a great place this was to work.
Greg Smith
For a while I had a blues band in L.A., but I realized I was too optimistic to play the blues. I did not have the misery in my heart that the blues required.
John C. Reilly
I’m looking at everything with a clear eye and an attitude of acceptance rather than skepticism. I realized, this isn’t a career – this is my life. This is what I do. It doesn’t matter what the size of the role is. It matter that you’re enjoying yourself. And I’m loving it.
Jake Busey
We’ve all heard of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’ five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. In contrast, I realized, happiness has four stages. To eke out the most happiness from an experience we must: anticipate it, savor it as it unfolds, express happiness, and recall a happy memory.
Gretchen Rubin
I realized that, instead of moving people closer to a salvation decision, an answer can push them further away. Rather than engaging their minds or urging them to consider an alternative perspective, an answer can give them ammunition for future attacks against the gospel.
Randy Newman
My atheism doesn’t define my day-to-day life at all. But I realize – and maybe it is because, unlike people who sort of stay comfortably in a religion, I had to do a lot of thinking and reading before I realized that I was an atheist.
Susan Jacoby
And that’s when I realized that there’s really two ways people cry. You cry when you’re sorry for yourself, and then you cry when you are really sad. The tears you cry for yourself? Those are kid tears. You’re crying because you want somebody to help you or pick you up. Your mom, your dad, the old lady next door… anyone.
Fuyumi Ono
Since I begrudgingly started my Instagram account and my social media exposure/connection. I say begrudgingly because I just didn’t want to take the plunge, but when I realized it was just a direct connection to our customer and these women, I did it. I like listening to their stories and their feedback.
Eva Mendes
I married the right guy later in life. Roger Robinson is just so wonderful but I was 40 and by that time he had been married and had his family. I realized how dangerous children could truly be. So I feel maternal when I see those women run.
Kathrine Switzer
I had a really weird moment when I was doing ADR, and I was watching a sex scene that I was in. I had this really detached moment where I realized I was looking at my own behind in third person.
Robert Kazinsky
I felt like I was flying without a net. But once I realized that the audience was my partner, I was flying a jet, because the people would allow me to develop the character on stage.
Loretta Swit
I realized I needed to address people, not just dress them.
Donna Karan
Looking back, I didn’t realize until years later what a huge influence Red Skelton was in my stage demeanor with the band. I mean, I always liked things that were funny, and later I realized that having a sly sense of humor was a way to get attention and even respect in school.
Jello Biafra
I drank the Kool-Aid of being a network star. Once it didn’t happen, I realized it wasn’t the best version of my comedy.
Mike Birbiglia
I realized the universe is 15 billion years old and unspeakably complicated. I still love the teachings of Christ, but I also believe that the human condition prevents us from having any true objective knowledge and understanding of the universe.
Moby
Bad divorce?” Hardy asked, his gaze falling to my hands. I realized I was clutching my purse in a death grip. “No, the divorce was great,” I said. “It was the marriage that sucked.
Lisa Kleypas
I realized that every lesson, conference, response, and assignment I taught must lead students away from me and toward their autonomy as literate people.
Donalyn Miller
I realized with grief that purposeless activities in language arts are probably the burial grounds of language development and that coffins can be found in most classrooms, including mine.
Mem Fox
I realized we’d pulled into a parking garage. We drove around two levels, pulled into a spot, then immediately pulled out again. Along with four other black Bentley SUVs. “What’s going on?” I asked, as we headed back toward the exit with two Bentleys in front of us and two behind us. “Shell game,” he said.
Sylvia Day
When a music teacher that I had at school was taken ill and we had a variety show and I had to fill in – that’s when I realized I had a voice.
Lily Allen
The Spirit of God, I realized, is exhaustless Bliss; His body is countless tissues of light.
Paramahansa Yogananda
My mother is who she is. I’ve become who I am. At some point I realized those two just didn’t go together.
Tori Spelling
My concept of an advice giver had been a therapist or a know-it-all, and then I realized nobody listens to the know-it-alls. You turn to the people you know, the friend who has been in the thick of it or messed up – and I’m that person for sure.
Cheryl Strayed
Over the years, I realized there was a Republican philosophy that I liked. And then they lost it. And LIBERTARIANS had more of it. Because what I really believe is, let’s spend a little more time leaving everybody alone.
Clint Eastwood
At some point I realized that you don’t get a full human life if you try to cut off one end of it, that you need to agree to the entire experience, to the full spectrum of what happens.
Jane Hirshfield
When I reflect on the issues that black Hollywood has had with the lack of representation at the Oscars, I realized that we have a responsibility to tell stories that are meaningful for our history.
Usher
Mozart would play a counterpart with his left hand while using his right to mock it. It was blue, dark, shadowy – and it made me feel something. That’s when I realized music was inside me.
Alicia Keys
I realized that it’s insane to oppose it. When I argue with reality, I lose-but only 100% of the time. How do I know that the wind should blow? It’s blowing!
Byron Katie
And after about two years, I realized that creative writing was not going to help you ace those biological tests. So I switched over to journalism. I didn’t graduate with honors, but I did graduate on time and with some doing.
Bob Schieffer
Long ago I realized that no other person would be to me what you are.
Virginia Woolf
When people asked to buy my work I always said no. I’d had this rather rarefied idea that I didn’t want money going through my head while I was making work. But after the car crash I realized that none of my work was owned by anyone. After that, I grew up a bit.
Cornelia Parker
When he faced me again, he looked ashamed of himself. “I have gravely underestimated you, Darren,” he said. “I will not do so again. I made a wiser choice than I realized when I chose you to serve as my assistant. I feel honoured to have you by my side.
Darren Shan
One of the things I realized early in my career is that you do what you believe, in knowing that if you don’t, you will never like yourself. When you compromise out of fear or ambition, it eats inside you.
Samuel Dash
The last time I saw that crooked stupid smile on your face, I got-a-so mad, but then I realized…that crooked stupid smile is there all the time.
Santino Marella
Once I became historically aware, I realized there are these formative moments of history tied around tragedy and disaster and sacrifice, that led people to survive and take stock and move on with some kind of notion of betterment.
Fred D’Aguiar
I don’t even know what would have happened to me had I not become a model. I don’t know if I would have gotten out of Oklahoma. I was so young when things started happening for me and I realized I could make a living.
Amber Valletta
As I started getting older, I realized, ‘I’m so happy!’ I didn’t expect this! I wasn’t happy when I was young.
Jane Fonda
I’ve always loved black, and I realized that, from the beginning, man went into completely dark caves to paint. They painted with black too. They could have painted with white because there were white stones all over the ground, but no, they chose to paint with black in the dark.
Pierre Soulages
Up until I came here this week, and I met so many women and young girls who feel, to use their word – and I’m a bit embarrassed, but it’s a good word – empowered, by watching. I realized this isn’t a burden, this is an honor.
Lucy Lawless
I realized that I have very long arms so I can take the perfect arm-length picture with fans
Taylor Swift
And from that nineteen sixty four, this was my goal to go to Olympic Games. And I realized what does it mean, Olympic Games, like big celebration.
Olga Korbut
Eventually I realized that Cry Baby was a character that was based off of me, and that we had a lot of similarities.
Melanie Martinez
I realized the only time I felt complete and peaceful was while I was playing or shortly afterwards, even though it was in front of thousands of other people, which most people wouldn’t consider to be a safe place.
Bruce Springsteen
I realized how Latina I was, and then also, at the same time, how not Latina enough I was, because I’m born and raised in Los Angeles. I speak Spanish, but I don’t speak perfect Spanish, not like a native speaker
America Ferrera
I realized that part of that anger was because I didn’t know who I was and where I came from. I didn’t know my history.
Shola Lynch
When I read it and I realized that Michael Landon, Jr. was the director of it, I thought…this could work out well. This is not gonna be a hard stretch for me to get the character figured out at all. Outside of the billion dollars, I was living his life…chasing money down. It was a lot of fun.
Drew Waters
And as I stood there in the hallway―alone―trying to understand what had just happened and why, I realized the truth: I wasn’t worth an explanation―not even a reaction. Not in your eyes.
Jay Asher
My heart was broken when I realized my daughter had a problem. I pray every day for her.
Columba Bush
When I was a kid you didn’t have Twitter or Instagram where as soon as you walk out of a building a photo of you is up within two minutes or a million people are commenting and saying nasty things. I found a different confidence because I realized that you can’t base your self-worth on the opinions of others.
Rumer Willis
Then I realized that to be really good at this requires a lot of energy and concentration and skill.
Ron Silver
I had no idea what they were saying in Italian as a child, they spoke too quickly on the radio. But I realized that language was very funny.
Dominic Chianese
I studied business in school, so I worked for Chanel in marketing. And I also worked part-time in an office. So I had office jobs. And then I realized I needed to get the hell out of there, just realizing there was no fulfillment.
Stephanie Szostak
I never studied anything about film technique in school. Eventually, I realized that cinema and theater are not so different: from the gut to the heart to the head of a character is the same journey for both.
Ralph Fiennes
I studied classical percussion for ten years. At one point I was thinking about going to the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but then I realized it’s actually not what I wanted to do.
Alycia Debnam Carey
One of my earliest ventures was when I was nine years old. I realized there was a shortage of pencils at school, so I started Rent-a-Pencil. But I made a fundamental mistake. Everybody stole my pencils.
Bruce Dickinson
I realized I was gay when I was a teenager and I couldn’t imagine what it meant to be a gay adult. I just did the next thing that seemed right, and that led me from activism to media to the kind of media I’m in now. But I like where I’ve ended up.
Rachel Maddow
When I realized I was having trouble reading, I was too embarrassed to ask for help. Some teachers believed in me, but I just wasn’t focused on school – I was into the music and trying to please my dad.
Fantasia Barrino
I realized early on that success was tied to not giving up. Most people in this business gave up and went on to other things. If you simply didn’t give up, you would outlast the people who came in on the bus with you.
Harrison Ford
Once I was looking through the kitchen window at dusk and I saw an old woman looking in. Suddenly the light changed and I realized that the old woman was myself. you see, it all happens on the outside; inside one doesn’t change.
Molly Keane
I wrote the song “Show Me” as a prayer to God asking simple, honest questions about life and death and why there is so much suffering in the world. As I grew with the song I realized I shouldn’t limit these questions solely to God; I should ask those questions of others and of myself.
John Legend
By the time I got writing ‘Halcyon,’ I was on a roll, and I realized I had so much to write about, I realized I had so much built up inside that I couldn’t really alleviate before, and then all of a sudden it was like reservoir burst.
Ellie Goulding
Sometime in 1964 I realized that I was a victim of a printmaking obsession, a condition that persists today.
Irving Penn
What I realized is that the desire for making ‘Places’ came from the fact that I’ve got this strange situation with having been born in the glitter, born on the other side of the mirror that everyone fantasizes about.
Lou Doillon
I dropped my pants in a tattoo parlor in Amsterdam. I woke up in a waterbed with this funky-looking dragon with a blue tongue on my hip. I realized I made a mistake, so a few months later I got a cross to cover it. When my pants hang low, it looks like I’m wearing a dagger!
Angelina Jolie
The image I’d had of myself as a child was someone I’d never be, and it was only recently that I realized it was okay to be who I was. – Cat
Jeaniene Frost
When I realized this fear, this uncertainty, this potential of dying, I guess I needed something greater to hold onto than what we can see, touch, and smell-and that was the spiritual aspect of God, the nature of God and his relationship to humans.
Goldie Hawn
In college, I was dead set on being a philosophy major, because I wanted to figure out the meaning of life. Four years later I realized philosophy had really nothing to say about the meaning of life, and psychology and literature are really where it’s at.
Jonathan Haidt
When I was a little kid, I realized that if you say any word over and over fast enough, it loses all it’s meaning.
Cassandra Clare
I think of you as a friend. I used to think “friend” was just another word… Nothing more, nothing less. But when I met you, I realized what was important was the word’s meaning.
Masashi Kishimoto
I don’t have all the facts. And I might misremember. As a matter of fact, after I finished Winter Journal, I realized that I’d gotten someone’s name wrong.
Paul Auster
I realized the other day that about the only author I genuinely read for pure pleasure is one of the worst authors in the world, a guy called Harry Stephen Keeler, a long dead American mystery writer. He was probably the greatest bad writer America ever produced.
Neil Gaiman
I’m insane, I’m emotional, but I’d rather be that than a robot. So that’s definitely something that I wanted to get out there. Especially with Cry Baby’s story, because the album is about Cry Baby but I realized that me and her went through the same change.
Melanie Martinez
Every snotty egotistical teenager thinks they’re smarter than the world they crawled out of. It didn’t take me so long to grow out of that. I think I was only in my early twenties when I realized I was just relying on received ideas.
Matthew Specktor
One of the fundamental aspects of leadership, I realized more and more, is the ability to instill confidence in others when you yourself are feeling insecure
Howard Schultz
Though I have to admit, I had a good laugh when I realized you thought I was a bloodsucker.” He smiles. “Oh, well excuse me. I mean since there are immortals running around, I figure we may as well bring on the faeries, wizards, werewolves, and—” I shake my head. “I mean jeez, you talk about all this like it’s normal!
Alyson Noel
I realized early on that the academy and the literary world alike – and I don’t think there really is a distinction between the two – are always dominated by fools, knaves, charlatans and bureaucrats.
Harold Bloom
I realized going back and writing and explaining in details the difficulties I had lived actually became emotional again. It’s like therapy but sometimes therapy can be painful. But it’s
part of life and part of the autobiography so I’ll have to finish it sooner or later.
Jenni Rivera
From the moment I wrote ‘Leaf Storm’ I realized I wanted to be a writer and that nobody could stop me and that the only thing left for me to do was to try to be the best writer in the world.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I waved to you outside but then I realized it was just one of those inflatable parking lot gorillas.
Jane Lynch
In retrospect I wrote things about my life and my family’s existence, I realized that it was a frighteningly harsh way to make a living. And I used to say that they were slowly dying trying to make a living.
Dwight Yoakam
In my mid 30’s, after a decade or so of giving full time to the music thing and finding myself with about $10 in the bank and no assets other than my musical equipment, I realized I needed to get serious about making a living.
Marc Edwards
I realized I was never going to have any peace with myself unless I made an honest stab at trying to write.
Ben Fountain
I kept asking God for help, and after a while I realized something — that Josh was not enjoying this either. He was just trying to take care of himself, and I made the radical decision to let him off the hook.
Anne Lamott
I realized it was like a dating agency: the ions are the lost souls looking for mates; the electrolyte is the agency that can help them find each other.
Victoria Finlay
I’d see the bus pass every day… But to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white world.
Rosa Parks
That’s what I realized: if I did get her back somehow, she wouldn’t fill the hole that losing her created.
John Green
I realized that my camera work could help me in a lot of ways to put the audience in the driver’s seat, so to speak, to get them in there with the action, and to get them as close and be as intimate with what was going on on-screen as possible.
James Wan
I was endorsed by many corporations to work with their people. Since I had several hundred successful case histories, I realized that it was really valuable and everybody should have access to the information, so I started teaching seminars to groups of people.
Leonard Orr
I have known good and evil,В  sin and virtue, right and wrong;В  I have judged and been judged;В  I have passed through birth and death,В  Joy and sorrow, heaven and hell;В  And in the end I realizedВ  that I AM in everythingВ and everything is in me.
Hazrat Inayat Khan
I was making pancakes the other day and a fly flew into the kitchen. And that’s when I realized that a spatula is a lot like a fly-swatter. And a crushed fly is a lot like a blueberry. And a roommate is a lot like a fly eater.
Demetri Martin
When you’re 6 or 7, your father becomes this wonderful presence in your life. I really responded to my father. And then, the very moment I realized that I loved him unconditionally, that life was going to be great just because he was in it, he was gone.
Tim Allen
I realized that for fantasy and science fiction, especially from my youth, white was the default. Luke Skywalker was in the lead, or even if you were a hobbit, you’re going to be white. That was an extremely old-fashioned, obviously really narrow-minded way to look at things.
Brian K. Vaughan
I realized that with hard work, the world was your oyster. You could do anything you wanted to do.
Chris Evert
When I was writing the book, I thought “Who wants to hear another story about some actor who lost his way?” But my story is a little unique in that I realized when I was 14 years old that I was different. I think a lot of gay people use drugs and alcohol to quell that fear and shame – especially people of my age.
Leslie Jordan
There was a point a few years ago where I realized I started out playing boys on camera and stage, and then I translated that to playing boys in animated shows. I was like, “Whoa, this is intense.”
Pamela Adlon
I realized that public affairs were also my affairs.
Helen Gahagan Douglas
An acting assistant stage manager in a theater in Canterbury, a rep theater. A small wage but just enough to get by on, and I made props, and I walked on, and I changed scenery, and I realized that I just loved it.
Jeremy Irons
How many times would I throw this away before I realized it was what I had been looking for all along?
Jodi Picoult
I once wrote a book on women in science. I realized when I was interviewing them that they were the equivalent of writers, or anyone else who tries to make art out of life. Through science they had reached the expressive.
Vivian Gornick
I kept looking for happiness, and then IВ realized:В This is it. It’s a moment, and it comes, and it goes, and it’ll come back again. I yearn for things, but at the same time I’m just peaceful.
Nicole Kidman
Growing up, the ukulele was always a respected instrument. It’s a big part of our culture. It wasn’t until I started traveling outside of Hawaii that I realized people didn’t really consider the ukulele to be a real instrument.
Jake Shimabukuro
Yeah, I had gay friends. The first thing I realized was that everybody’s different, and it becomes obvious that all of the gay stereotypes are ridiculous.
Bruce Springsteen
I always loved to cook and entertain but I realized I had the chance to be successful with something that I am passionate about.
Lorena Garcia
I don’t think I really accepted my power as a woman until I realized that no was a complete sentence. When I stopped making excuses for saying it and began creating boundaries in my life, I knew real power.
Leeza Gibbons
I realized that kids everywhere go for the same stuff; and seeing as we’d done it in England, there’s no reason why we couldn’t do it in America too.
John Lennon
I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world.
Erin Gruwell
I love how Mother Theresa said she wouldn’t attend an anti-war rally but if there was a peace rally to call her. So I realized it’s not about waging a war against everybody’s disease and diagnosis but rather about helping them live.
Bernie Siegel
Then I realized that most of the world’s problems stemmed from macho dickheadism, and if I cold defeat that I could save the world.
Carrie Vaughn
She looked at me, like she was drinking in the fact that I was still here. And I realized I was doing the same thing. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.
Rick Riordan
I realized that my family was more important to me than downtown night life.
Guy Lafleur
I realized that equipment really had little to do with why I sound like the way I sound
Pat Metheny
A captivating moment was when I realized that people, including myself, were not saying, “I just bought an item on eBay.” They were saying, “I just won an item on eBay.” It was the thrill of the hunt. I bought a car on eBay.
Mary Meeker
When I came out, when I was 17 years old, it was one of those things where I realized that there was going to be so many obstacles, but being gay doesn’t mean being weak. And being gay doesn’t mean that you are less than anybody else. It’s just who you are.
Bob Harper
It can be hard to feel like you have to start from scratch when you have invested so much time with a person, but shortly after my break up I realized something: I wasn’t losing the chance to have love – I was getting the opportunity to do it all over again.
Lauren Conrad
When I came back to America, I realized that world music is no joke, it really has a lot to it.
Zach Condon
I always knew I had a voice and I’ve always known I could sing, but I was too shy to let it come out. I think it’s the hardest thing to do, to sing in front of people. When I finally let go and did it, I realized it’s what I’m most talented at and what I love to do the most.
Paris Hilton
Through reading the scriptures I realized there was a purpose for my life, that I was created for a reason, that I was significant, that it was my choices that got me to where I was at and that it would be my choices that would get me to where I wanted to be as well.
Christian Hosoi
The vulnerability of opening your heart fully and deeply to another is terrifying, but at a point in my 50s, I realized that I had to step up to the plate.
Jane Fonda
I realized ceativity is a renewable resource. You never run out of good ideas
Biz Stone
I’ve been an athlete all my life. I was a competitive figure skater, and then when I realized skating was not an adult sport I took up tennis and played that quite seriously from the time I was about 18.
Condoleezza Rice
Ever since I was old enough to remember my own actions, I realized that when I am passionate about something, I must do it 130%, regardless of what other passions I may already be pursuing.
Frankie J. Grande
I realized, that the life of a musician, even of a very lucky, very successful musician, wasn’t really the life I wanted: I hate travel, I hate living out of suitcases, I hate the constant anxiety of being on stage.
Garth Greenwell
I realized there were no words or anything in my music, nothing that people would have to draw them in a little bit more.
Kieran Hebden
I’ve been doing a hybrid of investing and entrepreneurship, which I think initially I wasn’t set out to do. But I realized it fit my personality.
Sean Parker
I don’t remember not dancing. When I realized I was alive and these were my parents, and I could walk and talk, I could dance.
Gregory Hines
I think I was about 30 before I realized that not every family talks about the presentment clause on a regular basis.
Mike Lee
One time I considered making a video game about my life where people control a character called ‘Zach Braff’ and run around being awesome. Then I realized that getting to pretend to be me would be like shooting up heroin for anyone who played it, and I don’t want that on my conscience.
Zach Braff
I was home alone watching George Bush speak on television. So it was just really the two of us. And as I listened to him, I realized, that one of us… was nuts! And for the first time ever, I went, ‘Wow, it’s not me!’
Lewis Black
I realized, the older I get, the more difficult life becomes. It’s not easier, it’s more difficult.
Sylvester Stallone
When I got traded to the California Angels, I really wasn’t that excited about going to the Angels because it meant changing leagues and also a whole new set of teammates. But shortly after I got there I realized that it was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
Nolan Ryan
Much later I realized that a person’s attitude to pain reveals more about his future than almost any other sign I know.
Christa Wolf
I realized that what was most important to me was following my own path, and not the one laid down for me by others.
Tori Amos
Never before had I recognized the ring of majesty that was in Billy Black’s voice, though I realized now that this authority had always been there.
Stephenie Meyer
After years of finding mathematics easy, I finally reached integral calculus and came up against a barrier. I realized that this was as far as I could go, and to this day I have never successfully gone beyond it in any but the most superficial way.
Isaac Asimov
Eventually I realized that for contemporary philosophers conceptual analysis per se was an end in itself. For some, it was somehow supposed to lead to the truth about these phenomena, not just to tidy things up a bit.
Patricia Churchland
It wasn’t until ’94 when I tried to commit suicide that I realized that it wasn’t about the money.
Vanilla Ice
That’s the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever… Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is going to cave in.
Alan Ball
I would like to believe that most people don’t get married anticipating divorce. When I reached that crossroad, I felt like such a failure. After years of therapy together, I realized that staying together was emotionally destructive.
Regina King
I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life… And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.
Andy Griffith
I think I realized early on that my family wasn’t like other families.
Victoria Gotti
In the two years of preparing material for shows, I realized there are elements that are definitely going to work live, but might not be the most exciting thing to put on a record. And there’s stuff that I really love but it falls flat live.
Girl Talk
When I got to the end of this play, I realized I was trying to make Angel do something that had not been justified by the characters and by their story . . .. I kept trying to force it, but that doesn’t work. So I had to come to terms with what it meant for me to create a character who doesn’t triumph.
Pearl Cleage
I was soon drawn to the Republican Party because I realized that it truly, not just rhetorically, believed in equality.
Alphonso Jackson
They tell me what to wear, how to look, what I should say, how I should be. Until recently I had given into that pressure, I lost sight of who I was. I listened to opinions of people and I tried to change who I am because I thought others would accept me for it. And I realized I don’t know how to be anything but myself.
Selena Gomez
After so many changes, I realized I’d better cling to my own family and to what I’ve got right here.
Suzy Bogguss
I realized that there was an actual job of making movies. They weren’t created by elves.
Patrick Lussier
There were no shortcuts, I realized. It took years of racing to build up the mind and body and character until a rider had logged hundreds of races and thousands of miles of road. I wouldn’t be able to win a Tour de France until I had enough iron in my legs, and lungs, and brain and Heart.
Lance Armstrong
I realized that the one person who could break my heart is the only one who should have it.
Julie James
I realized that the people weren’t just characters but they were people and they were getting to do something that was so fun and I wanted to be a part of it.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead
I realized that it was not that I didn’t want to go on without him. I did. It was just that I didn’t know why I wanted to go on
Kay Redfield Jamison
I realized that everyone in Western society, in some weird way, believes that they’ve had the experience of producing feature films.
William Gibson
The first story I wrote was “Catface” which was later selected for The O. Henry Collection, so that gave me some confidence to try some more. Gathering these stories together was fun, but I realized when I read them that I have certain mental preoccupations and they keep recurring in my stories.
Arthur Bradford
People either hate me or dislike me – but I realized that people aren’t against you, they are for themselves. We’re all prejudiced in favor of ourselves.
Sebastian Horsley
Today I suddenly experienced an absurd but quite valid sensation. I realized, in an intimate lightning flash, that I am no one. No one, absolutely no one.
Fernando Pessoa
Once I started getting mainstream people to my shows, I realized we were taking too many solos, and they were too long. I started gauging when people were going on their iPhones.
Robert Glasper
Today, when I saw you, I realized that what is between us is nothing more than an illusion.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I realized I was tired of singing about trees and flowers. I wanted to sing about real life. From then on, nobody could tell me anything was better than blues.
Robert Cray
I was single for a really long time, then I realized I had abandonment issues. Then I found love online.
Patti Stanger
I thought I was going to be a theater actor. I moved to New York after college and did some plays and worked a lot. Once the realities of living as a theatrical actor hit me, I realized I wanted to start making a little bit of money and not have to bartend and work in theater.
Zachary Knighton
I realized that whatever your path, whatever your calling, the most damaging thing you can do is let other voices define you and drown out your own. You’ve got to block them out and find that place deep inside you, shaken but still intact, and hold on to it.
Katie Couric
I never thought I’d be doing poetry books. I never really studied poetry. But the first one I did was after my mother died, and I realized that people sort of think and talk about her style and fashion, but in fact, what made her the person she was was really her love of reading and ideas.
Caroline Kennedy
I realized a long time ago, with a certain amazement, that no mattter how important something is in your life, no matter how huge it is, how much space it takes up in your heart and in your thoughts, unless you mention it to other people, they have no idea it exists.
Sharon Shinn
Life was tough for me. When I was a kid, nobody played with me because they thought I looked ugly with my extra thumb. It pained me. So once I thought of getting it surgically removed. But I didn’t. Slowly, I realized that the exterior is not the criterion for love and success.
Hrithik Roshan
If you’re feeling stressed or anxious and you don’t know why, ask yourself: What little thing led me here? Recently, I canceled on a friend because I was tired. I went to bed feeling stressed out, and I realized, I feel bad because I canceled.
Gabrielle Bernstein
I realized what interested me as a student of film was one thing and the movies that I liked were another.
Sam Raimi
I found myself in a pattern of being attracted to people who were somehow unavailable, and what I realized was that I was protecting myself because I equate the idea of connection and love with trauma and death.
Zachary Quinto
I was an extroverted kid and performed, like, acting and singing. Then, the older I got, I realized I enjoyed performing things that I came up with myself more and I enjoyed making people laugh more than making people cry or think.
Rob Delaney
After years of working in professional kitchens, and then spending so much time in a lot of different home kitchens, I realized that there’s a huge gap in the market where you have people who develop cookware but who don’t actually cook.
Curtis Stone
Right when I started getting solid was when I was offered a lot of writing work. And when The Ben Stiller Show was picked up, I realized there was no way for me to do stand-up three or four nights a week and run this television show with Ben. So that was the moment when I had to make a choice.
Judd Apatow
I’ve always felt alienated. I realized that I’ve been terrified my entire life. So I can identify that fear which drives so many of the people that I write about.
Hubert Selby, Jr.
I would construct and work along various lines until I found them untenable. When one theory was discarded, I developed another at once. I realized very early that this was the only possible way for me to work out all the problems.
Thomas A. Edison
I always fancied myself more of an actor than a comedian before I realized that only assholes make that kind of distinction.
Rob Corddry
Once I started reinventing for myself what being an artist was – not going into a studio, but making things on my own terms in response to being out in the world – I started to really enjoy it… I realized that everything else for me was hell.
Cornelia Parker
I started acting when I was 13, but it really wasn’t my plan. The actual decision to become an actor was when I was 17, after I didn’t act for half a year because I came to an exchange student program in the US, and I realized how much I missed it.
Meital Dohan
I realized that there are no certainties in life. You can’t manipulate fate.
Bethenny Frankel
The more I listened and became obsessed with singers, I feel like the more I realized that I had my own little thing that I could do.
Cecile McLorin Salvant
I used to be an atheist, until I realized I had nothing to shout during blowjobs. Oh Random Chance! Oh Random Chance! just doesn’t cut it….
Robert Anton Wilson
Memories were in my mind during nearly all the concerts I’ve done, and I realized the deep connection to my childhood, when I went out in the morning and the only thing my mom said was, “Come back before dark.” What trust and what freedom!
Volker Bertelmann
When it came to football there was a certain age where I realized that my future in football was being a grease spot on the side of some bigger player.
Leigh Steinberg
On the third day in India, I realized people were not suffering as much as I thought.
Tina Turner
I’d been an actor my whole life, since I was a kid. And then, I quit for awhile and went to university. When I wanted to start acting again, I couldn’t get a job, and that was really depressing. So, I realized, at that time, that I have to take responsibility for my own creativity.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
I had studied the violin to a certain amount of success. At some point, I realized that I didnt really like the violin. I was only doing it because I could, and I was good at it, and everyone was encouraging me. But I didnt have a great love for it.
B. D. Wong
It was the first time I realized that absolute reality could be so much more fun than fantasy.
Lindsay Lohan
I have a Keurig coffee maker, which is really kind of a luxury. It was given to me by an ex. I realized when I’m feeling sentimental, I’ll gently, tenderly press the button. Then when I remember he dumped me, I punch it.
Mo Rocca
The next microsecond, as the water erupted around me, I realized too late that I should’ve brought the entire Twenty-first Nome to help me.
Rick Riordan
I realized that being present for loved ones who are dying or aging is one of the greatest honors and gifts in my life. We are quite small in the big scheme of things.
Amber Valletta
I thought martial arts was going to help me with my movies and TV stuff, but I realized it would not.
Bas Rutten
I realized after being married for some time that it wasn’t enough. It wasn’t enough to lead an individual life where I loved on person and we created a world together.
Frederick Lenz
The writing of Topdog was a great gift. I feel the play came to me because I realized that my circumstances, while causing me despair and heartbreak, also held great possibility, if only I could see it.
Suzan-Lori Parks
It truly sucks to doubt your friends when you only have one or two of them, I realized.
Lilith Saintcrow
I used to keep a dictionary and work with it and then I realized there are more words that exist in the English language than there are in this dictionary.
Nas
I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.
Charles Lindbergh