Jean Quotes by Mamie Van Doren, Jeannie Mai, Darryl Pinckney, Shirley Ballas, Pauline Marois, David Bailey and many others.
I came to Hollywood determined to follow in Jean Harlow’s footsteps, but I was determined not to die young. My hope was to endure. And endure I have.
Every woman should absolutely own at least one staple skinny jean that is a) a dark wash denim and b) at least 2 percent spandex to have that everyday comfortable wear.
Jean Toomer is a phantom of the Harlem Renaissance. Pick up any general study of the literature written by Afro-Americans, and there is the name of Jean Toomer. In biographies and memoirs of Harlem Renaissance figures, his name is invoked as if he had been one of the sights along Lenox Avenue.
What I like to do when nobody’s watching at home is, when I have my shower in the morning, I listen to music – my favorite group is Alexander Jean – they wrote a beautiful rumba called Paper Planes.’ So I do my little rumba moves while I’m washing my hair.
If Quebeckers want Jean Charest, well, they can choose him. It’s never a winning formula to divide Quebeckers.
Kate Moss is the best thing since Jean Shrimpton, really.
Jean Plaidy was the greatest influence on me.
It is our lack of will that lies behind the continued denial of justice to Jean McConville. Yet there is something that we can do now for her and for ourselves before our silence turns us from spectators into passive accomplices. We can remember her.
Billy Jean King could not get credit when her husband was in law school and she was winning the Wimbledon, because he had to sign the cards. You know, you had these cases in the ’70s of women who were mayors who couldn’t get credit unless their husbands signed for them.
Billie Jean just caught me on a bad day.
If you look at my career, doing albums with Norah Jones, Justin Timberlake, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne or KRS-One and Jean Grae, I can’t be pigeonholed.
My personal style depends on what I’m doing or where I am. I wear a lot of jeans and jean shorts and t-shirts, and I love leather jackets; it’s pretty relaxed.
I love French style from the Thirties and Forties. French movie stars like Jean Gabin and Yves Montand had so much natural, effortless style.
I lived on a farm in Illinois, and we didn’t have a lot of money. But I lived vicariously through magazines. I was obsessed with Jean Paul Gaultier. I still have the scrapbooks, and I’ve kept all my designs and sketches.
When I worked with Billie Jean King and Craig Kardon, and we would be working on something, Billie would show up and say, ‘What about this?’ Neither one of us had seen it.
It was 1953, and I was still at school. I’d borrowed a silent French film from the library for my 9.5mm projector. It was by Jean Epstein, and it was awful. So I rang the library and asked if they had anything else. They said they had ‘Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution.’
My style changes constantly, but I always love a baggy, ripped-up vintage jean with combat boots and a button-up shirt.
I want to do a jean line for boys and girls that are sometimes too skinny to fit into jeans, or sometimes a little bit too husky to fit into some jeans.
At the end of ’69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A. He was an electric violinist.
I made my last motion picture in March 1965 for Magna Pictures. ‘Harlow,’ based on the life of actress Jean Harlow… I didn’t know at the time that ‘Harlow’ would be my last motion picture.
Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs.
I normally go for a skinny jean, but I also wear a lot of flares.
When I finished ‘P.S. I Still Love You,’ I truly was done with the series. I kept saying the books were two halves of a heart. But I suppose time and space had made me nostalgic, because my mind kept drifting back to Lara Jean and Peter, wondering what they were up to.
I’m the happiest at home when I get a visit from my daughter-in-law, BC Jean, and Mark Ballas, my son. They’ll pop round for breakfast or I’ll attempt to cook them a meal. That’s the most special time for me.
On a date night, I always wear a pump with either a baggy jean or a tight pair of black leather pants. I’ll wear a plain T-shirt with a leather jacket or a bomber. If I’m feeling girly, I always do a loose dress with a pair of booties.
The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They’re all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho.
‘Masquerade’ is the autobiography of Wyclef Jean. A lot of people know me through my work with Carlos Santana or Destiny’s Child, winning all those Grammy Awards, but you do not know what is going on inside me.
Just like Lara Jean in my book ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,’ I used to write letters to boys I was in love with – letters full of emotion and longing and also recrimination – but they were for my eyes only.
Anything by D. H. Lawrence or Jean Genet – ‘Zen Mind,’ ‘Beginner’s Mind’ is my daily go to for non-fiction.
I’m doing a play at Trafalgar Studios with The Jamie Lloyd Company – ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet with Uzo Aduba and Laura Charmichael, directed by Jamie Lloyd. It’s one of my favourite plays by one of my favourite playwrights.
A classic fishtail parka, anorak, mackintosh, windbreaker, pea coat, or jean jacket will get you through every season.
I like the way corduroys feel. I like the sort of jean aspect of corduroys, but also the texture of them. They probably remind me of my childhood, too, I think. I wore cords, and my dad had a corduroy jacket.
So I left with Jean Claude and went to Paris, so when the Russians came to Prague, I was in Paris.
When I was in my 20s in the 1970s, I read all of Jean Rhys. I have reread very little since because the first impressions were so powerful they have stayed with me.
I grew up watching old black and white movies where Marlene Dietrich or Jean Harlow would go walking down some cobblestone street in ripped stockings and head into some smoky boite and sing for a pathetic living. That’s so what I wanted to be.
I wanted to be as authentic as possible because, first of all, Jean Shrimpton is still alive. And, she’s interesting enough to be played accurately. I didn’t need to add things.
It was not appropriate for me to wear anything like a bustier or to be sexy. It was big hair and hoop earrings and jean jackets.
I’ve seen everything from ‘Wicked’ to ‘The Book Of Mormon,’ and I don’t make any bones of the fact that I love both. But ‘Les Mis’ is not only my favorite musical, but it’s also my favorite story. I love the book, which I read as a kid, and I identified so much with Jean Valjean.
Europe was born with Jean Monnet but then was progressively transformed.
My first job was for a blue jean company as a sitting model. I posed for 15 minutes and made $50. It was 1976.
I did a rendition of ‘Billie Jean’ which is on my Soundcloud. I put it on Twitter, and it got about 3000 hits that day.
Usually, if I want to just listen to something or sing along to something, I’ll put on some Gavin DeGraw or some Billy Joel. Occasionally, if I am feeling vocally in really great shape, I will sing Jean Valjean’s soliloquy from ‘Les Miz’ or something.
Teach her story to future generations, and at least the moral debt owed to Jean McConville can be repaid. Jean McConville. Jean McConville. Jean McConville.
Jean Thompson’s short-story collection ‘Who Do You Love’ is a beautiful book, but a hell of a sad one.
I used to love martial arts movies starring Bruce Lee and Jean Claude Van Damme. In one of Van Damme’s movies, he would break a pine tree. I would kick banana trees because I used to live on a farm. My father would get mad at me because I would break all of the banana trees around.
And I was very, very much influenced by the films of Jean Cocteau and by Sartre and everything that came out of France because it was closer than America or England.
I’m a third-generation American, so I like that American-looking, Northwestern style with a flannel or jean shirt.
Billie Jean King always was there for me as a role model. She always fought for equality, and that always stood out as I was coming up.
My all-time favourite political promise – more a boast than a promise, really – came from former Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau, who said in the lead-up to the 1976 Olympics, ‘The Olympics can no more lose money than a man can have a baby.’
There’s a jean for everyone. And I’m a fan of that. I love a jean, and I love all these spins on them. I love a printed Balmain jean, or a Givenchy, and I love the prints, I love that you can have so much fun with it all, you know, dressing up.
Haiti is my country. The same way the Beatles are received in England – that’s how Wyclef Jean is received in Haiti, do you know what I mean?
I worked with Michelle Yeoh on my last film, ‘Far North,’ and her partner is Jean Todt; at the time, he ran Ferrari. So I went as a VIP to the British grand prix.
People said I was tanking, but Billie Jean beat me fair and square.
I’ve always been a fan of a good skinny jean, which William Rast does so well. I can dress them up or down, and they feel good throughout a long day.
I went to see Gerard Philipe and Jean Gabin in pictures. Gerard Philipe spoke beautiful French, while Jean Gabin spoke slang. And after a while I realized that when Gabin said, ‘What’s up, lady?’ it meant the same thing as when Philipe said, ‘Good evening, madam.’
I spent summers in my room listening to cast albums, like ‘Les Miserables,’ every night. I knew it backwards and forwards. I want to be the first black Jean Valjean.
I’m not into street clothes. Don’t understand it. I don’t understand those over-exaggerated jean sizes so they hang off your back… I just don’t understand it.
Every man’s closet should be dark pair of blue jeans, a black jean, and a mid wash jean.
Billie Jean King is the personality of women’s tennis.
I have to admit, I underestimated Billie Jean and overestimated myself.
As a girl, I lived in jeans, and my love-affair with them continues. Since I turned 50, jeans have become something of a uniform, whether it’s a slouchy boyfriend fit for daytime or a leaner, fitted jean in a darker denim for evening.
I learned how to dance every move of ‘Billie Jean.’
People don’t need to feel scared about a leather pant. Think of it as a jean alternative: it’s the same thing. It’s almost like they’re your yoga pants, but they look chic.
I would like to work with Jean Reno, and I think it would be amazing to work with Jim Carrey. I would quite like to work with Robert De Niro and probably Christopher Walken.
Skinny jeans are usually my go to jean. I do bootleg every once in a while, boyfriend jeans I feel like are so hard to pull off! Skinny jeans are very easy and you can kind of pair anything with them and it will work: heels and boots or nice top or flouncy top.
The one immutable reality of film is, no matter how wonderful the actors and the performances are, every year the actors age and grow older – Sophie Turner’s Jean Grey was wonderful!
I became a better listener than I ever had been as a result of playing Jean Luc Picard because it was one of the things that he does terrifically well.
I turned 7 in 1973 and remember Bobby Riggs arriving at the Astrodome on a chariot pulled by showgirls before his ‘battle of the sexes’ tennis match against Billie Jean King.
Because I was a tennis player, Billie Jean King was a hero of mine.
Jean Tigana wants to go to the top with Fulham, and I like that ambition.
I promised myself: Before your 18th birthday, you’re going to be at Jean Paul Gaultier. And it worked. I was hired.
The artist that had the biggest impact on me was Michael Jackson. He was my Elvis and Beatles. When I was 15, I listened to a lot of Sinatra, but my jean jacket didn’t have, ‘I love Frank’ on it, it had, ‘I love AC/DC’, ‘Guns N Roses’, ‘Pearl Jam’. I thought Eddie Vedder was the second coming.
My splurge would be a pair of leather Christian Louboutin over-the-knee boots. They’re sick! I would do a really stretchy skinny jean under a black turtleneck and call it a day!
I tend not to wear ties very often. I’m usually in old stuff: Hermes or Marc Jacobs boots and jeans and a T-shirt and a leather jacket or a jean jacket.
Ali reversed the decision in a second fight with Joe Frazier. That’s what would happen if I played Billie Jean again.
I like all the ’90s girls – Amber Valletta is so beautiful. I even love all the ’60s models, like Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, they were so cool.
My mom used to call me a ‘jean hoarder’ growing up because I had so many pairs of jeans – and I still do.
For contemporary fashion, I’m a huge fan of so many of the people out there. I think Azzedine Alaia holds up through three generations of very specific, beautiful design. I think Jean Paul Gaultier also is very interesting with a long span.
I didn’t start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn’t know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work.
In a way, I feel obliged to respect Jean Rouch because I am told he is very important.
Some of us are born rebellious. Like Jean Genet or Arthur Rimbaud, I roam these mean streets like a villain, a vagabond, an outcast, scavenging for the scraps that may perchance plummet off humanity’s dirty plates, though often sometimes taking a cab to a restaurant is more convenient.
My mother was not a country girl. She was a Brooklyn girl, born and raised in Flatbush, and then a Long Island girl, who liked shopping, ‘a little glitter’ in her clothes, and keeping secret the actual color of her hair, which from the day I was born to the day she died, was the ‘platinum blonde’ of Jean Harlow’s.
What happened to equal opportunity? Not just in tennis, but everything. It’s something that Billie Jean King fought for and she played Bobby Riggs for that, and beat him.
You get all these French directors who have all these pretty, vacuous stars of their movies – from Jean Seberg on – who have become iconic but were never really good actors.
Much of reality TV has been like the worst nightmares of Theodor Adorno and Jean Baudrillard come true, its seductive allure turning us into gossips in the global village.
When I first cut my hair short, I was trying for a mix of Mia Farrow and Jean Seberg. The photo I took to my hairdresser was Jean Seberg in Breathless. I said, ‘Make me look like this.’
I never enjoyed making videos, even though the ‘Total Eclipse’ video was nominated for a Grammy along with the song. We lost out to the ‘Billie Jean’ video.
I worked on ‘Always and Forever, Lara Jean’ for a few months before I breathed a word of it my editor or agent.
I turned down ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brody’ with Maggie Smith. I think she got the Academy Award.
Billie Jean King is one of the all-time tennis greats; she’s one of the superstars. She’s ready for the big one, but she doesn’t stand a chance against me. Women’s tennis is so far beneath men’s tennis; that’s what makes the contest with a 55-year-old man the greatest contest of all time.
I never wanted to go to university: books seemed to have all the answers, and the questions, too. I went to work for Jean Muir as her in-house model. Miss Muir – as she will always be to me – was interested in everything.
I’m inspired by films from the early ’50s, especially Jean Simmons in ‘The Clouded Yellow’ – and by vintage swing, psychobilly gigs, sea shanties, and English folklore.
I used to run a night club in Fort Myers, Florida called Norma Jean’s Dance Club. That was the hottest spot from Sarasota to Cuba.
The people took to the streets in July 2018 to demand change. I heard you. That’s why I chose an electoral rival – notary public Jean Henry Ceant – as my prime minister.
My trouser needs are simple: a narrow leg in a dark colour, with jean detailing.
I’ve always thought – and I don’t even know if I’d be right for the part – that Jean Seberg would make a great biopic. She was in Jean-Luc Godard’s ‘Breathless,’ she played Joan of Arc. She had this eventful and traumatic adulthood, she thought the FBI was after her, and she became a darling of the French New Wave.
In fact, Russell Crowe once phoned me up to see if I wanted to go to a party but I had to bring my guitar and perform ‘Oh Jean.’
Suddenly I had a call one day saying they’d like me to come to the office to see Jean-Luc Godard. ‘He is preparing a film called ‘Breathless.’ Jean would like to see you.’ I said yes. I thought he was pretty strange, because at that time nobody was wearing those kind of glasses where you couldn’t see the eyes.
One thing I love most about New York is the variety of amazing foods you can eat. My all-time favorite is the Chicken Parmigianino at Jean Georges.
I started dreaming of becoming a singer after seeing Michael Jackson in the ‘Billie Jean’ video. The mix of fantastic choreography and amazing music made such a huge impact on the music industry.
Whatever simplicity I’ve achieved in writing, I think I owe most of it to Jean Renoir and Hemingway: simple, declarative sentences. I’ve read some very good writers, but the sentences were so long that I’ve forgotten what the point was.
I was certainly a kid who believed he could make a difference in the world. I was, as a young person, cooking up plans. My hero is Billie Jean King, and the thing that I find so impressive about Billie Jean is that she took something as banal as playing tennis and used it to change the world. She really did.
As the youngest of six kids, I grew up spending summers on Martha’s Vineyard, and I was always topless. All the pictures are of me in jean shorts, no shirt – with my brothers, playing football.
I think I wanted to be a punk-rocker before I wanted to be anything else. I remember wanting a mohawk, and I wanted to cut the sleeves off of my jean jacket because I used to want to be Dirty Dan from Sha-Na-Na. This is before hip-hop was even around. I had the skinny piano tie. I had it, man.
A good jean that fits someone’s butt right is just amazing. It’s just classic.
I had an opportunity to hit tennis balls with Billie Jean King when she was in South Africa when I was 11. She encouraged me to pursue my dream, and I did.
If Jesus Christ came back today, He and I would get into our brown corduroys and go to the nearest jean store and overturn the racks of blue denim.
I’ve been training super hard at the Lopez Taekwondo Academy in Houston, which belongs to my brother Jean. For me, I think confidence is the biggest thing; it’s all mental. I train with the best of the best, including my brother Steven, a five-time world champion who won Olympic gold medals.
My ideal viewer is an 11-year-old girl who, like me, was once reading a book by Jean Plaidy and might be in the position of deciding what to make of the world and what to do with her life.
I love to just throw on a leather jacket with jean shorts and a T-shirt, or I’ll pair a menswear-inspired blazer with jeans for a casual but chic look.
It’s amazing how you meet people through other people. I knew a racecar driver, Stefan Johansson, who was very hot. He introduced me to Jean Todt. He introduced me to a French doctor. He introduced me to a French architect who redid the Louvre with I.M. Pei. He introduced me to Daniel Boulud.
The older I get, the less I need. I wear the same jean shorts for the whole week. I’m not running to the store to get the latest bag.
I always loved the style of Jean Seberg, Jane Birkin and Marilyn Monroe.
When you get a jean for a larger girl, you have to have them tailored for you. Tailoring is indeed everything.
Under a pulsating full moon, the gussied-up Billie Jean King National Tennis Center seems much softer and prettier at night, with the fountains bubbling and fans without tickets to the big stadium sitting in the plaza and watching a big screen.
Jean’s whole job is to protect Victoria. Jean is a very practical, very orderly, very disciplined person; she is the personality called the gatekeeper.