Interesting Quotes by Brian Eno, Mark Twain, Robert Henri, Little Louie Vega, Doron Zeilberger, Kate Morton and many others.
I’ve got a feeling that music might not be the most interesting place to be in the world of things.
The most interesting information comes from children, for they tell all they know and then stop.
Perhaps whatever there is in my work that may be really interesting to others and surely what is interesting to me, is the result of a sometimes successful effort to free myself from any idea that what I produce must be art.
I think it’s healthy to have a lot of different styles within a genre. It makes it much more interesting.
Mathematics my foot! Algorithms are mathematics too, and often more interesting and definitely more useful.
That, my dear, is what makes a character interesting, their secrets.
Although technical discussions are interesting to composers, I suspect that the truly magical and spiritual powers of music arise from deeper levels of our psyche.
Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.
I’m known for playing bad guys, so this was an interesting departure from what I’m known to play, which is a softer, more likable, affable character.
Which always raises the interesting question of whether redheads pursue other redheads in a narcissistic way, or simply, because they have no other choice, as nonredheads aren’t interested.
I try to never repeat a character. I always try to find something new and fresh and interesting that inspires me.
Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives…most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the results of creativity…when we are involved in it, we feel that we are living more fully than during the rest of life.
I consider myself to be a relatively helpful person, and there’s an interesting line when hope starts to become the way you actually mask or hide from what’s really happening.
It’s an interesting time that way. It’s hard to meet good girls down here. It seems like they’re all after something and interested in their own lives.
When everyone’s focused on the conventional parts of war – doing infantry imbeds or chasing IEDs – you look at the thing that seems not that interesting to people, like the circumstances of logistics workers cooking the troops’ food or cleaning their latrines.
Quite often my narrator or protagonist may be a man, but I’m not sure he’s the more interesting character, or if the more complex character isn’t the woman.
The interesting thing about fiction from a writer’s standpoint is that the characters come to life within you. And yet who are they and where are they? They seem to have as much or more vitality and complexity as the people around you.
The history of man for the nine months preceding his birth would, probably, be far more interesting and contain events of greater moment than all the three score and ten years that follow it.
I’ve lived almost, like, four completely different lives. (Stripping) was just one section – one little small section, if that – but it was a very interesting and turbulent but kind of wild ride and I’m not ashamed of it all. I think it’s hilarious and I learned a lot about human nature.
I’m grateful for my children, who are slowly emerging to become their own wonderful, interesting, compassionate young adults – which makes me believe that along the way I must have done something right.
Let the young know they will never find a more interesting, more instructive book than the patient himself.
In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it’s more interesting that in real life, things aren’t exactly the way you planned.
More than sixty years ago, mathematical logicians, by defining precisely the concept of an algorithm, gave content to the ancient human idea of an effective calculation. Their definitions led to the creation of the digital computer, an interesting example of thought bending matter to its ends.
Men are more interesting in books than they are in real life.
I like to make all my characters interesting. Be they male, female or creatures unknown.
You’re an interesting woman.” “Your interest has been duly noted.
In my life I do look up to actors, at my age I ask myself, who else is playing interesting parts at my age which is very difficult for a female actor. On top of it, being a minority, having come from China makes it harder.
My idea of an interesting person is someone who is quite proud of their seemingly abnormal life and turns their disadvantage into a career.
It’s personalities, it’s conflict, it’s all of these things that actually make performers interesting.
It does seem like if you’re an interesting person and you have endless amounts of money to indulge your fantasies, then those fantasies will be plagued with guilt about that level of indulgence. It really becomes a self-defeating exercise in pursuing hedonistic desires in any sort of normal or guiltless fashion.
I never had a ton of male friends and it’s always been something that’s really interesting to me, what brings guys together? The bonding. ‘Old School’ is a good example of that. And even ‘Starsky’ and even ‘Road Trip.’
The haggard aspect of the little old man was wonderfully suited to the place; he might have groped among old churches and tombs and deserted houses and gathered all the spoils with his own hands. There was nothing in the whole collection but was in keeping with himself nothing that looked older or more worn than he.
I just don’t want to stop finding things interesting. I don’t want to ever stop learning. I want to be a weird encyclopedia of bizarre knowledge.
I think the corruption of power is very interesting, and I think the idea that power is something that… You know, when people want power, they’re a certain individual. When people acquire power by accident, they’re different again.
REGARDING THE MARCHING BAND: How much more interesting it would be to see a creeping band.
What’s new?” is an interesting and broadening eternal question, but one which, if pursued exclusively, results only in an endless parade of trivia and fashion, the silt of tomorrow.
It would be nice if everybody who had something interesting to say about my work could say it politely and civilly, but it doesn’t work that way… Sometimes people are just really nasty.
I am so tired of ruggedly handsome heroes. I don’t know too many ruggedly handsome people who are necessarily nice people. In fact, the beautiful people have a big handicap because they rely too much on their appearance and don’t bother to become interesting.
Not content, but the road the artist takes, is the interesting part.
When I was working on my career, I was very aware of what I had done, what I wanted to do next. I’m having a good time just reading things that might be interesting to do.
I am convinced that both markets and free trade are good, but the traditional answer that we give to students to explain why they are good, the one based on perfect competition and Pareto optimality, is becoming untenable. Something much more interesting and more complicated is going on here
I went to Bard College, which was a really interesting synthesis of a hippie school and a serious academic institution. It was really the perfect spot for me.
The moment when I press the shutter is fantastic, orgasmic, so charged with the hope that this will be a great, original, interesting, and perfectly composed photo. But like any other exciting thing in life, it is usually spoiled by some ridiculous, unpredictable, and annoying detail.
There is the process of enlarging a watercolour, which actually amounts to copying its good points and improving its bad ones, and is interesting proportionately as the latter increase.
When my friends and I would act out movies as kids, we’d play the guys’ roles, since they had the most interesting things to do. Decades later, I can hardly believe my sons and daughter are seeing many of the same limited choices in current films.
Life is to be lived. If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. And you don’t do that by sitting around.
Kant and Hegel are interesting thinkers. But I am happy to insist that they are also terrible writers.
In order to continue to do interesting work, you need to be…proceeding.
The Democrats are hardly agents of change, or even remotely interesting talkers or reality observers. The workings of actual power in the US is so remote from the ordinary person, who, it seems, can only be victimized by it, but is powerless to change anything.
I wanted to transfer to an art school, and ended up going to the University of Southern California. They had a cinematography school, and I said “Well, that’s sort of like photography, maybe that will be interesting.” And once I started in that department, I found what it was that I loved and was good at.
I was once asked if I’d like to meet the president of a certain country. I said, “No, but I’d love to meet some sheepherders.” The sheepherders, farmers and taxi drivers are often the most interesting people.
It’s interesting–the way in which one has to balance life–because you have to know when to let go and when to pull back…. There’s always some liminal (as opposed to subliminal) space in between which is harder to inhabit because it never feels as safe as moving from one extreme to another.
I didn’t invent forensic science and medicine. I just was one of the first people to recognize how interesting it is.
An enamored amateur need not be a genius to stay out of the ruts he has never been trained in.
When you sit with people and you can hear what they’re hearing, that’s quite interesting.
But in my heart of hearts, this is the kind of thing… this is what everyone is struggling with in their lives – relationships and family. To me, it’s always an interesting area to mine. I’m drawn to it.
Potatoes are very interesting folks. I think they must see a lot of what is going on in the earth – they have so many eyes.
We had the fun of being outlaws. But there’s a whole generation now coming up with new gender identities. For this generation of kids who don’t think that being gay is anything special, they might be more interesting than any of us.
Science to me is sufficiently weird and interesting, and stranger than fiction.
Why not – is a slogan for an interesting life.
When I think about whether I want to take a job, I don’t just think about whether it’s technically interesting, although I do consider that. I also consider the question of whether it’s good for the world.
American culture is kind of a universal culture, I guess. It’s things Greeks grew up with, common references you can use. It’s very interesting.
Sometimes you get really bitter about how the prettiest images don’t typically end up attached to the most interesting music. But I just take that as a challenge to try to do something cool.
The curse of an interesting life: there are either very good times or very bad times.
This whole blockchain thing is so compelling to me – I don’t know where it’s going, but it’s such an interesting ride.
What’s interesting about the Taliban, is they’re more afraid of educating girls than they are of drones. One educated girl is more scary to the Taliban than a drone.
A person loves to talk about his illnesses although that is the least interesting part of his life.
There are things I’ve done in the past I’m not proud of – and I could talk about them if I wanted to – but I don’t reveal my secrets… I prefer certain things to remain personal; there have to be boundaries. And I don’t think you need a scandal to have an interesting story.
The most interesting things in life happen just on the other side of your comfort zone.
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.
In movies that tackle these political issues, there are far more interesting themes to be explored than partisan politics, which is what we get on cable news every second of every day.
Too many things are possible in a dream. It’s most interesting when you don’t know which space you’re in.
I feel like I’m at a point in my career where I’m looking for something else to sink my teeth into that’s interesting to me, that I can do that I can feel like I’m turning another corner.
What’s interesting about writing is the invention, the creative thing. Writing about myself is a yawn.
If I can entertain people and get them to open up a little bit, then they’re much more conducive to any ideas I might have, whether they’re about relationships or politics. The most interesting songs, I think, are the ones where the two overlap.
I always thought there would be more interesting people at my wedding.
I’m just having a wonderful time. It’s an interesting thing that I’m very comfortable with this material and I don’t know why. Maybe it’s because I did MacBeth.
I got approached by SoBe a few months ago about being an ambassador and I learned about the previous ones including Naomi Campbell, so I was instantly interested! Then I tried and really liked it. It’s different and has interesting flavours… we don’t have anything like it in the U.K.
Interesting is when one can produce a picture that is pretty, but with undercurrents. The metaphor that comes to mind is in the poems of Robert Frost.
I’ve been lucky to be able to work with great people and on interesting material.
I can’t read historical fiction because I find the real thing so much more interesting.
There are idle spots on every farm, and every highway is bordered by an idle strip as long as it is; keep cow, plow, and mower out of these idle spots, and the full native flora, plus dozens of interesting stowaways from foreign parts, could be part of the normal environment of every citizen.
Our lives look a lot more interesting when theyвЂ™re filtered through the sexy Facebook interface. We star in our own movies, we photograph ourselves incessantly, we click the mouse and a machine confirms our sense of mastery.
I feel close to Lloyd in ‘Say Anything’. He was like a super-interesting version of me. Only I’m not as good as him. Whatever part of me is romantic and optimistic, I reached into that to play Lloyd.
It’s interesting to work with Emma [Watson] so quickly after Harry Potter. When we shot this movie, it wasn’t that long after Harry Potter was finished, and it’s knowing that’s a big transition in her life. She’s a very talented young woman.
There’s an interesting study that says wealthy people get up three hours before their first outside appointment.
The function of the Short Story is to be interesting, to convey vivid impressions, an therefore it must, to a degree, work with the evident and superficial thing
If your mind is expansive and unfettered, you will find yourself in a more accommodating world, a place that’s endlessly interesting and alive. That quality isn’t inherent in the place but in your state of mind.
For the scientists, they’re kind of puzzled and pleased that somebody finds their work interesting. It makes it fun for me. I feel like I’ve sort of turned over a stone that hasn’t been turned over.
The brain is full of lonely ideas, begging you to make some sense of them, to recognize them as interesting. The lazy brain just files them away in old pigeonholes, like a bureaucrat who wants an easy life. The lively brain picks and chooses and creates new works of art out of ideas.
I guess voice acting is just fun, interesting to say…but it is.
Everyone who is honest is interesting.
It’s a challenge to demonstrate that you can prepare some really interesting food with humble ingredients.
I had the right amount of detachment to go back and really appreciate what I had grown up with. ThereвЂ™s a particular style that is very Peru that you donвЂ™t see anywhere else; itвЂ™s got so many different imprints. When you mix Incan minimalism with the heavy, ornate Spanish Baroque, it is very interesting.
The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous.
I don’t keep it secret that I live with my partner Gio. I’m very proud of my gayness. But there is lots I wouldn’t want the press to write about me… it is a matter of regret that being gay is the most interesting thing about me.
It’s as interesting and as difficult to say a thing well as to paint it. There is the art of lines and colours, but the art of words exists too, and will never be less important.
If I basically view criticism as sort of an interesting form of writing about oneself, an interesting form of autobiography, then I don’t feel any pressure to have any kind of authoritative, universal voice. That kind of thing has never interested me.
I always think challenges are interesting and help you to become a better person.
There is a feeling which persists in England that making a sandwich interesting, attractive, or in any way pleasant to eat is something sinful that only foreigners do.
Composition is interesting because, in a sense, you always have to let it go. Unless you’re a true composer/performer, you’re always sending a PDF and then someone else makes it. It’s like instructions for a short story, faxed to every English student who’s studying it.
I am what I am. Before I was not so proud to make fashion. My family thought fashion wasn’t very interesting. So I hid that.
There’s a basic philosophy here that by empowering…workers you’ll make their jobs far more interesting, and they’ll be able to work at a higher level than they would have without all that information just a few clicks away.
One of the most interesting social trends of the past 20 years is the rise of residential segregation. So rich are living with rich and poor are living with poor.
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
My first real kiss was actually on the set of The Vampire’s Assistant, with Jessica Carlson who plays my crush in the movie. I was 15, she was 14. It was actually her first kiss too, so it was an interesting situation!
I’m such a damn workaholic, that it’s interesting to be like, “Oh, what do I do for fun?”
I really admire really good reporters. Obviously not the gossip ones, but it could be quite an interesting profession, depending on what you’re investigating.
If I have any advantage, maybe, as a writer, it is that I don’t think I’m very interesting. I mean, beginning a novel with the last sentence is a pretty plodding way to spend your life.
I’m Chinese-American, of course, and so it’s very interesting to see China actually launch their own astronauts, becoming the third nation, following the United States and Russia, to do so.
Rumor is rarely more interesting than fact, but it is always more readily available.
It’s interesting to do other people’s music – that’s how I learned to play, by learning other people’s songs. It’s nice to delve into how other people got to where they are.
The movie business is very much like that: people in authority making purely emotional decisions instead of interesting rational ones.
Controversial’ as we all know, is often a euphemism for ‘interesting and intelligent.
The older I get, there doesn’t seem to be anything remotely more interesting than talking about love and the lack of it and what happens when it’s taken away from someone who’s had it.
Sometimes I read reviews, and without exception I will read critical essays that are sent to me. The critical essays are interesting on their own terms.
We all believe what we read. I read how Tom Cruise and I were two big egos holding up shooting. I know that isn’t true – but if I wasn’t making a movie with him and I just picked up the paper, I’d believe it. That’s interesting, isn’t it?
I’d rather make an interesting film that gets people talking, that maybe some people hate, than make the kind of ‘entertaining’ film that everyone feels ambivalent about.
Look at history; all the interesting women were deeply flawed.
As long as people want to see me in movies, and as long as I find it interesting, I’ll keep working.
Whatever is said about roles drying up, I intend to keep working. Certainly now the roles couldn’t be more interesting – playing mothers, divorcees. I think it’s going to be exciting to play a mother of teenagers. The longer your life, the deeper it gets.
The key that unlocks energy is desire. It’s also the key to a long and interesting life. If we expect to create any drive, any real force within ourselves, we have to get excited.
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
I like to find comedy or something interesting to look at with whatever I’m working on.
Just as it is important in Latin America to discuss ideas that come from North America, I think it is interesting for North Americans to discuss ideas that come from Latin America or Africa and do not insert themselves into capitalist interests.
When I was a kid, the people of my generation didn’t want to be writers, they wanted to be rock stars. Rock and roll was not just entertainment, it was the center of people’s lives. When I was young, it was exciting and interesting.
I would love to do a period piece. That would be really cool. And also like to do something transformative and have to transform yourself physically to become that character. Any interesting, fun roles, I’m attracted to.
What makes cookbooks interesting is to find out about the people and the culture that invented the food.
Have you really read all those books in your room?вЂќ Alaska laughing- вЂњOh God no. IвЂ™ve maybe read a third of вЂem. But IвЂ™m going to read them all. I call it my LifeвЂ™s Library. Every summer since I was little, IвЂ™ve gone to garage sales and bought all the books that looked interesting. So I always have something to read.
My son likes to go see mines and electric plants, or the Large Hadron Collider, and we’ve had a chance to see a lot of interesting stuff.
Playing the president is interesting because, unlike a lot of different roles, people pay so close attention to who the president is, all of them, everybody’s got an opinion about the president.
Social media is interesting. It helps me connect with fans. It’s immediate. It’s a big part of my touring business – getting the word out via Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
When you act in a film, you’re inevitably surrounded by people you didn’t choose, right down to the set painter. I like being able to pick the family I’m waking up to in the morning that’s going to make this group effort to tell a story that applies to what’s interesting to me at that stage in my life.
I don’t mind talking about acting. I don’t have anything interesting to say about it, but it’s interesting talking about it.
I always thought what an interesting idea because almost everybody’s fascinated by the perpetrator of a crime; very few people study what happens to people for the rest of their lives, and how it affects not only that particular character but other characters around him as well.
But in the present century, thanks in good part to the influence of Hilbert, we have come to see that the unproved postulates with which we start are purely arbitrary. They must be consistent, they had better lead to something interesting.
I do care about real life. It’s just not as interesting as what’s in my books.
I try to present something that is full of time. Not timeless, but full of time. I never like a work where we try to update it, but it’s still not interesting to see a work that is dated. If one is successful, then a work can be full of time. And time is very complex.
I read ‘The Crystal Cave’ book by Mary Stewart, and I thought it was a really, really interesting part of the legend, in which Merlin could enter into the cave with these crystals and see reflections of the future in them and learn how to use that and harness those powers for himself.
I feel like all the American artists are aesthetically not very interesting and mired in a complaining relationship to its own culture, whereas the Italian work, from a different era, is so comfortable with its relationship to nature and to culture.
I think that’s an interesting point of being a songwriter, is to write songs that make people think.
Phantom’ was for me an interesting technique of telling the story. You have one voice that it is in the present telling what is happening, and then there’s one voice from the past that’s also driving the story forward. And you know that the two story lines will meet eventually.
The rush of creating sounds and mixing sounds is always an interesting challenge, especially for someone like me, who doesn’t know about sound.
I don’t even want to discuss Flashdance. I’m no critic, but that’s an interesting phenomenon, that picture.
Nobody ever asks men about the work-life balance, and I just find that interesting, because clearly, I would imagine most men also want to be good fathers, and I’m sure they want to be good partners.
I am sick of women who love one. Women who hate one are much more interesting.
If you have a lip ring try hanging some tiny keys from it. This will make you look even more interesting.
Are things getting better with each generation? Yes. It’s quite interesting to be living in these times, for me to witness an African-American being elected president. It’s quite extraordinary.
It’s so interesting to watch Ben Stiller work because he just knows what’s funny.
All of us, ultimately, we’re not that interesting, when it comes down to it.
I read somewhere that your voice towards your children becomes their inner monologue. That was so interesting to me, and I think that pertains to ‘Better Things’ as well.
The technical process which is interesting in it’s own right but I think the creative process is what’s more intriguing to me.
The work I did on ‘Killing Kennedy’ was very meticulous and, in some ways, actually tedious. It was hard work because there is so much known about John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. To try to distill that into a clear narrative that’s interesting and tells two great stories was a real challenge.
No, it is a very interesting number, it is the smallest number expressible as a sum of two cubes in two different ways.
If you don’t have a brilliant screenplay, then you either have amazing actors who give you the chance to improve whatever is on the page, or an interesting director who has enough faith in the project that they can carry it through and get it somewhere. One of those factors needs to happen. If not, it’s sad.
People are infinitely more interesting than characters that I come up with. Because the characters I come up with are basically combinations of people I’ve met. Combinations. You select certain details, that’s all.
It’s really interesting making films and actually seeing the life that they have in the subsequent years and seeing which ones stand up over time and which ones sort of fade away.
People would be so much more interesting if they’d behave like who they are, and not like what they think others expect them to be.
I feel I have had a very interesting life, but I am rather hoping there is still more to come. I still haven’t captained the England cricket team, or sung at Carnegie Hall!
I really think it’s important that my beliefs don’t impinge upon what you get from the movie. It’s your opinion that matters and it’s far more interesting than mine.
When you have love in a story, it gives you the freedom to really take the characters to very interesting places.
What I find very interesting about the mutual funds managers is that here are people who are the new masters of the universe. They’re managing billions, yet they’re subject to this quiet daily tyranny of numbers.
Violence is interesting. This is a great obstacle to world peace and also to more thoughtful television programming.
I’m either thought of as ethereal or fiery. And maybe that’s the interesting thing about red hair: there’s that fiery Renaissance connotation and the ethereal.
The interesting thing about acting is using all your own stuff and having some kind of personal catharsis while you’re working.
In 24 years in the movie business, you have a lot of doors slammed in your face, and a lot of people say mean things. Every time, I’m constantly surprised at how the span of time gets quicker that I get okay with it, and I’m over it. That’s been an interesting thing to learn.
The most interesting thing about acting is when you go to the dark places, that’s a lot of energy. When you go to the happiest places, it’s also a lot of energy.
You shouldnвЂ™t rule out second chances. Sometimes they come with interesting bonus features.
Do you think I’m going to live until 100? I’ll have to, maybe Bono can arrange that. That would be interesting. Hey Bono, thank you for my 50th, can you make me live another 50 years? It’s just such a pleasure to be and an honor.
Interesting characters are troubled characters. The only problem I’ve had in my business is very few people – unfortunately, very vocal – confusing the difficult role that I play with me. I play these guys, but I’m not like them. I’ve been accused of being difficult to work with.
The culture stays alive, but certain parts of it die or fail, and that’s very interesting to me.
Every one of Joel’s important songs–including the happy ones–are ultimately about loneliness. And it’s not ‘clever lonely’ (like Morrissey) or ‘interesting lonely’ (like Radiohead); it’s ‘lonely lonely,’ like the way it feels when you’re being hugged by someone and it somehow makes you sadder.
There are so many great artists that are doing interesting things, that I don’t want to focus on boring people.
The Star Trek computer doesn’t seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.
Choosing work is an interesting thing. It’s a balance between what’s available and what you’ve always got in the back of your mind – that awful, strange thing that seems to have to exist in this industry, of what will give you “exposure.”
In reality, in the history of it, the captains are only really in charge during an engagement. The rest of the time, everyone had got the same vote. It’s been very interesting finding that.
Having seen Justin’s work on Bleak House, I knew that he’d be incredibly well prepared and interesting stylistically for this and that was definitely the case. It’s very liberating for actors – and I can only speak for myself here – but he creates a very loose environment and he’s a great collaborator.
It’s quite an interesting time, the ’20s, because the politics of England were changing quite a lot, and the class structure was starting to shift a little.
My principal job is to make interesting and entertaining films, and I’m not proud of which format or which particular technique I use. I just wanted the film to look good.
Hate is more interesting than love.
Black women have kinky hair, and we think we have limitations on what we can do. It’s interesting that people think, ‘Oh this is the only thing they can do.’ But if you have blonde, straight hair and don’t change it for 20 years – nobody thinks about it. Nobody says anything!
For quite some time, I have wanted to live on the central coast of California and get more involved at Cal Poly, my alma mater; spend more time with my wife and sons; travel to interesting parts of the world; and something I have wanted to do for years– finish the requirements for my pilot’s license.
Contrast of emotions is definitely something interesting that you like to do as an actor.
When I did ‘Boyz N The Hood’, I never thought how we grew up in South Central was interesting enough for a movie.
Certainly I find it most interesting to play a role that I can invent from nothing.
Knowing few children of my age with whom to compare notes, I envied the children of literature to whom interesting things were always happening.
Interesting things come your way but as you get older, your lifestyle changes. I don’t want to travel; I don’t want to be in a hotel room away from my family.
The Beatles, they brought a whole new dimension to pop music. Of course, the psychedelic period is much more interesting to me, starting with ‘Rubber Soul’ and on to the ‘White Album.’ Great, great records. I was such a Beatles fan. I was very sad when they broke up.
Are you seeing a psychiatrist?’ as a conversation opener would nowadays earn you a punch in the nose, but for fifty years it was a compliment. It meant, ‘One can plainly see you are sensitive, intense, and interesting, and therefore neurotic.’ Only the dullest of clods trudged around without a neurosis.
The interesting thing is that in everyday life, I fail to see the most ordinary things. I often stumble and sometimes I even fall over. But when I draw or look at a painting, I go into a sort of overdrive and just see things differently than other people.
I feared Sarah was one of those women who instead of laughing said, “That’s funny,” or instead of smiling said, “That’s interesting,” or instead of saying, “You are a stupid blithering idiot,” said, “Well I think it’s a little more complicated than that.
Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be.
The truth is that no horizon is especially interesting by itself, by virtue of its peculiar content, and that any horizon, wide or narrow, brilliant or dull, varied or monotonous, may possess an interest of its own which merely requires a vital adjustment to be discovered.
Knowing that we are primates, I think, is a fascinating discovery, and a very interesting and rather cheering one.
The very thing about people that makes the human race interesting is also the thing that makes it so hard to get anything done without the most horrible confusions: no two people think exactly the same way about anything.
If the monarchy were removed tomorrow, it wouldn’t have a huge effect on the national mind-set. The monarchy is mildly interesting and largely harmless. I can’t find I can get very heated about it. In the next couple of generations, it is bound to go. There is so much else in the world that is more interesting.
Fascinating is a word I use for the unexpected, in this case I would think interesting would suffice.
There are a significant number of learned men and women who hold that any successful effort to make ideas lively, intelligible and interesting is a manifestation of deficient scholarship. This is the fortress behind which the minimally coherent regularly find refuge.
The thing that is most interesting about government servants is that they believe what they are supposed to believe, they really do believe what they are supposed to believe.
Love is an interesting thing. Perhaps I’ve never been in love before – I don’t really know? I think I have. I guess it’s subjective in that way.
I understand entertaining. You want people to walk out saying, I spent a night with interesting people.
Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral: a thing as simple and specious as a statue to the first glance, and yet on examination, as lively and interesting as a forest in detail.
‘Red Knot’ is a film that I shot in Antarctica almost three years ago on a boat. It was a film that was improvised and it had very interesting circumstances while making the film, obviously. We were on a small boat bobbing around in Antarctica. It was a really remarkable experience.
Men will gather knowledge no matter what the consequences. Science will go on whether we are pessimistic or optimistic, as I am. More interesting discoveries than we can imagine will be made, and I am awaiting them, full of curiosity and enthusiasm.
I love the stories that have come before, that we know of. I think for me it’s always more interesting to start from square one and you take the fundamental pillars of the character and, around that, try to create something new and different.
The most interesting thing about this sport, at least to me, it the activity of preparation-any aspect of preparation for the games. The thrill isn’t in the winning, it’s in the doing.
It’s really interesting to me how all of us can experience the exact same event, and yet come away with wildly disparate interpretations of what happened. We each have totally different ideas of what was said, what was intended, and what really took place.
For the liver, what’s so interesting is that there’s no stem cell in the liver. So the normal liver actually can regenerate. It’s one of the only organs in the human body that can do this, and we’ve known this since the time of Greek mythology.
I have a website because it’s an interesting tool, very – and quite unexpectedly – useful for my work. It’s become an archive and a fairly complete on-line portfolio, as well as offering an opportunity to write a little.
The world keeps moving, the world keeps turning, and people get older, and young people become older and more important and cooler and interesting, and actually staying the same becomes a liability, especially in the advertising industry.
If you cared enough about your characters, what happened to them was interesting… it’s important to care about them, about who they are and what they do…I don’t really care whose side they are on, and they can be monstrous on the outside or, worse, on the inside, but you still have to want to spend time with them.
I’ve always admired Cate Blanchett and the roles she chooses. I think she’s got an incredible discipline in a way, with choosing roles that are going to help her grow and bring something interesting to the world.
Are you getting a big kick out of the Enron scandal? I find this interesting that whenever a big crisis starts, people start showing up in church. So, Ken Lay shows up in church this weekend. Church officials are still looking for the collection plates.
How do you define God? Like this. A God I could understand, at least potentially, was infinitely more interesting and relevant than one that defied comprehension.
The experience of having a child does crack you wide open. I felt like I suddenly had to rebuild the skin that I’d grown over the years before having a child. Perhaps that might be quite interesting in terms of acting.
When most people think about my work, they think about diet. To me, diet has always been the least interesting part of it.
There are very few good writers about art, and you either get art-fashion writing with trendy views or you get very traditional writing. Occasionally, you get people who can write in an interesting way. Really, I think in a sense art writing needs to be renewed as well. It’s in a pretty bad condition.
I’ll always miss Mad Men, of course, but it is interesting to finally answer different questions after nine years. Not that that’s a criticism to anyone, but just simply as a character for nine years, you’re going to get a lot of the same questions for many, many, many years. This is sort of refreshing.
As with anything, you need to keep your creative juices flowing and keep the character interesting.
Every time you consider a job, you have to check in with your inner compass and say, вЂDoes this fit in with how I see what the work is for? Is this going to be something interesting and valuable to contribute to the world?вЂ™
The only good teachers for you are those friends who love you, who think you are interesting, or very important, or wonderfully funny.
Adulthood is interesting to adults. But I would never want to write about stuff I dont feel everybody can connect to.
A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself.
I’m always trying to get those interviews that are impossible to get, because they are the ones that are most interesting to the audience.
New York is breaking my heart. IвЂ™ve often said that itвЂ™s like having a really interesting boyfriend suddenly becoming really, really into wine, and having to have endless conversations about it.
I’d got married and wanted to have kids, so had kids, brought them up, did other things, and slowly got back into music. And it feels great, having one foot in the present, writing and covering interesting songs, and having one foot in the past.
Dear Mother, I am getting on nicely in my work at the bank, and like it … I want to find out something about the science of money while I am at it; it is an extraordinarily interesting subject.
Now circadian rhythms become very interesting and problematic for patients because when you become a teenager, your rhythms actually tend to naturally shift.
In this one book are the two most interesting personalities in the whole world – God and yourself. The Bible is the story of God and man, a love story in which you and I must write our own ending, our unfinished autobiography of the creature and the Creator.
Celebrities are fun, but you don’t really get a lot out of them. It’s not like they’re going to sit and tell you the most interesting thing, unless you’re friends with them.
Truth is so much more interesting than the fiction we’re used to.
There is something about dance that is actually a great tension. There is something that is incredibly freeing about dancing for dancers who do it. They tend to be really arty and interesting people in real life. At the same time, they have an incredibly rigorous training schedule.
Being consistent is way less interesting than being yourself. And if you’re not interesting? Good luck with your Big Consistency Project.
What’s very interesting is that when we look at human bodies, we look at our body as a singular entity when it turns out, no, if I could reduce us to a small size as the size of a cell and put you inside your body, rather than seeing a singular entity, what you would see is a metropolis with 50 trillion citizens.
I knew I wanted to be a journalist ever since I was a teenager. While it is interesting and gratifying to be on the business side and to see how that all works, the main reason I kept a business role here was to protect the editorial integrity of Salon.
I’ve matured as a person and so has the music… It’s gotten more sophisticated and interesting I think.
I feel very angry when I think of brilliant, or even interesting, women whose minds are wasted on a home. Better have an affair. It isn’t permanent and you keep your job.
It’s so easy to pick up a camera, white balance, and shoot people having sex, but I don’t think there’s anything very interesting about it. You might get off, but that’s it.
When we leave the play saying how spectacular the sets or costumes were, or how interesting the ideas, it means we had a bad time.
A show is going to be good and fun to work on, if the research is interesting.
I think I like playing the bad girl. I like complicated. I like flawed, messed up complicated. It’s more interesting.
I enjoyed working as a model a lot as it let me travel and I got to do some really interesting projects.
As long as our civilisation keeps trundling along generally forwards, then there is the possibility of a future where ethnicity is merely an interesting badge, not a uniform you can’t take off.
The mindset that I have on every project I take on is, ‘How do I make this interesting enough for me to want to stop and look at it?’ So in that regard, what I do behind the camera, whether it’s still or motion picture, is the same.
Few people in contemporary art demonstrate much curiosity. The majority spend their days blathering on, rather than trying to work out why one artist is more interesting than another, or why one picture works and another doesn’t.
The liberation of women has brought a lot of equality to the man, in the emancipation of the man as a bulldog; we can also be soft. It’s interesting, because sometimes I maybe push the men a little bit more than the women, because it’s a little bit less expected.
I read The Onion, and I’ve read a lot of interviews that are very direct, often with people who are never direct. Which is interesting. But somehow the A.V.Club part of The Onion, I don’t think is telegraphed into the popular culture.
If there are no other wonderful roles that come my way, I have a quite an interesting, dynamic life.
I would not be surprised to see interesting new forms of expression and literary genres develop as the e-book movement matures.
It was very interesting [book Fast Food Nation] because all my friends who were in college, [and] this book became almost mandatory for them to read.
I don’t say I create. I copy, of course. I’ve never been interested in the point of view of the tailor or creator. Fashion is a visual impression. This is why I often refuse the name of fashion designer. It’s a superficial, stupid job. The social-psychological aspect is more interesting.
Abstract painting is dead. That’s why it has become so interesting again.
But it was too interesting, too new, too flattering, too deeply comforting to resist, it was a liberation to be in love and say so, and she could only let herself go deeper.
You’re thinking about the continuum of life as you load the washing machine or scoop out the litter box.blue-girl-larger Or maybe that’s just me. That seems to be an endlessly challenging and interesting way to live.
It was just this interesting, my first, the first time you hear your child in any way criticize you. It’s the worst review of your life and it’s really relieving to find out that they don’t know what they’re saying.
I’m proud to be an American. I’m proud to be an African American in America. I’ve had some interesting experiences: some great, some not so great, but I love it here.
There is another interesting paradox here: by immersing ourselves in what we love, we find ourselves. We do not lose ourselves. One does not lose one’s identity by falling in love.
If a psychiatrist would analyze [the lyrics], I’m sure they’d come up with something interesting. I really don’t try to twist them. I don’t want to slash things.
Working with David Bowie was very interesting, but I couldn’t surrender to it. I should have let him produce a record for me, but I’m very perverse in some ways. He’s brilliant, but the entourage were rather daunting.
And the purpose of small talk is not to be controversial, clever or even interesting. It’s simply to fill the silent void with a small gesture of common humanity. It’s a spoken smile, a verbal handshake.
Books do not make life easier or more simple, but harder and more interesting.
I find it really hard to say anything coherent or interesting about the work I do.
I think books with weak or translucent plots can survive if the character being drawn along the path is rich, interesting and multi-faceted. The opposite is not true.
Well, isnвЂ™t that interesting. (Bubba) I ainвЂ™t your science experiment, Bubba. I donвЂ™t want to be interesting and I definitely donвЂ™t want to be a nubby treat for the zombies. (Nick)
It is interesting to note that poetry, a literary device whose very construct involves the use of words, is itself the word of choice by persons grasping to describe something so beautiful it is marvelously ineffable.
I think what is interesting in life is all the cracks and all the flaws and all the moments that are not perfect.
What bugs me is that movies don’t reflect how interesting and vibrant women are. We don’t treasure women as they get older.
I’m an actor and I am looking for roles where I can continue to evolve, and things that are challenging. I gravitate to the roles, not necessarily television or film. It’s just the fact that, for me, the most interesting roles have been in television.
My past is very interesting, and I treasure it, but to write about it, it’s just not on my radar.
Some immemorial imbecilities have been added deliberately, on the ground that it is just as interesting to note how foolish men have been as to note how wise they have been.
It’s always more interesting and more difficult to make something positive than negative. To be negative is very easy.
So I didn’t have anything to do with picking the songs, but I got to musically take them in places I thought might be interesting, so it was a real neat collaboration among the three of us.
If I’m directing actors, I learn about acting that way. If I’m acting, I learn about directing that way. Producing is just something that’s come about because there’s projects I find interesting that I would like to help get done.
I love doing action and stuff; the problem is usually action movies are not that interesting. Also as I get older I feel like there’s less opportunities for me.
Repeat after me. I promise not to run outside of the house. I promise not to run inside of the house. I promise not to touch, pick up, step on, anything that looks interesting.
You can’t stop what comes into a country, you can be influenced, but you can’t stop it, you shouldn’t, because it makes all the others interesting, we all get muddled up together, and produce something that belongs to everyone.
Newman cast a despairing glance at his small store of fuel, but, not having the courage to say no-a word which in all his life he never had said at the right time, either to himself or anyone else-gave way to the proposed arrangement.
Broaden yourself. You don’t have to focus when you’re 20. I think the broader you are, the better it is. Later you can focus on your real interests and ideas. The ultimate goal is to be an interesting, useful, wholesome person. If you’re successful on top of that, then you’re way ahead of everybody.
Do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself. Think as much as possible about other people. Dwell on things that are interesting. Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
But I live an interesting life and I can tell a pretty good story and it has helped my career. But the downside is people know everything.
I think that’s what makes David Ayer really interesting. He likes to make a tough-y movie, but actually he’s a character director. He’s fascinated by the actual people who decide to have these jobs and the way it affects their lives.
There’s a lot of muscles in your eyes even that you dont ever work, but little human traits like showing signs of exertion while running, you couldn’t do that. Blinking when you’re shooting a gun, you know. Things that you take for granted every day that had to be eliminated, so it was always interesting.
The thing about cooking is it’s so interesting to watch. I don’t know why, but if you go to somebody’s house and they’re making something, they usually say interesting things while they’re cooking.
I think Rihanna is very interesting. But those people, the singers especially, know how to handle themselves because they’re in the limelight. That’s why it has grown into something where the model has stepped back – and I don’t know if it’s coming forward again.
Farm animals are just as interesting and intelligent as the dogs and cats who we know a bit betterYet they are treated by the meat industry as though they are inanimate objects with no feelings or personalities.
An interesting life could always use a little seduction, confidence, ambition, and danger.
I thought everything was interesting. I wanted to go scuba diving and I wanted to learn how to surf. Because I grew up in the 60s girls were not allowed to do anything. As I’ve gotten older and realized that women can do things like that I thought, ‘Why not? Now’s the time.’
When you run into something interesting, drop everything else and study it.
It’s interesting, isn’t it? . . . the chandelier . . . it reminds me of mushroom soup.
Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.
I can do something with almost anything I see. Everything is still interesting to me.
You really burden the reader if you put things in but, “Oh, it’s not interesting, but I’ll put it in anyway.” Then the reader’s going to think, like, “Mmm… no thanks.” So the thing is to cut all that stuff out before its published.
Any thing is interesting if you can communicate it. There are no unimportant subjects for the enlivened mind.
We got the bubble headed bleached blonde comes on at five, She can tell you ’bout the plane crash with a gleam in her eye, It’s interesting when people die give us dirty laundry…
What’s interesting about books that take place in the future, even twenty years in the future, is that many of them are black or white: It’s either a utopia or it’s misery. The real truth is that there’s going to be both things in any future, just like there is now.
I think that women can tend to look so feminine so easily. So it’s interesting to see how we can look masculine and strong, too.
I want to stay close to the groove of people’s individual human stories. I can’t see that there’s anything more interesting than that. That’s just me. That’s what I do.
What I want people to realize is that there is enough inside them, that everything that they really need in order to feel a sense of aliveness and creativity is already inside. And not only is it inside them, but if they allow it they will have an interesting life.
I’m really into quantum physics. Some of my friends are into it, some of them aren’t, so I’m trying to get them excited about discovering all these interesting things about thoughts and the power of thoughts. It gives me chills thinking about it. It’s fun.
It is interesting to note that everyone has a different take on the world, a different opinion, and given the same inputs have completely different outputs.
What scares me? Oh, now that’s a big question. I don’t know what scares me – cockroaches, nuclear apocalypse. Fear is an interesting thing. It has a place in all of our lives. I try to be as fearless as possible. I don’t always succeed, but I like to think I try.
I know that what keeps me interested in my job and in the medium in general that what makes every few months more interesting, or newly interesting every few weeks, is the idea that everything is changing, that the ideas that you think are sacrosanct and unimpeachable suddenly are up for grabs again.