Knew Quotes

Knew Quotes by Doja Cat, Tara Westover, Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Bruno Mars, Rosa Parks and many others.

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I think I wanted to sing, but I just couldn’t because I was so shy. I didn’t really know how to begin that other than like, singing in my room, locking the door, and trying to sing kind of quietly. I knew my mom would want to listen and she would probably bug me about it.
Doja Cat
Not knowing my birthday had never seemed strange. I knew I’d been born near the end of September, and each year I picked a day, one that didn’t fall on a Sunday because it’s no fun spending your birthday in church.
Tara Westover
I wrote an article on a new Porsche for ‘Automobile Magazine.’ I knew the editor, and she asked me to write this article. So I’m more proud of that than anything.
Jerry Seinfeld
When Jonathan Winters died, it was like, ‘Oh, man!’ I knew he was frail, but I always thought he was going to last longer. I knew him as being really funny, but at the same time, he had a dark side.
Robin Williams
I really wish I knew what I was doing because I’d be writing hit songs every minute.
Bruno Mars
As far back as I can remember, I knew there was something wrong with our way of life when people could be mistreated because of the color of their skin.
Rosa Parks
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
Freddie Mercury
I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper.
Damon Runyon
We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers. They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission. But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
A. B. Yehoshua
How do you make something the same but different? That’s the question I had to deal with in my approach to the cover painting for ‘Percy Jackson’s Greek Heroes.’ I wanted it to have many similarities to ‘Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods,’ but I knew they couldn’t be too similar.
John Rocco
My dad taught me, like, no matter what, when I go out and play against these bigger players, just to be myself. I knew that I was good enough and that I had the ability to. I never shy away from anyone, and I don’t think anyone should.
Christian Pulisic
I believed in studying just because I knew education was a privilege. It was the discipline of study, to get into the habit of doing something that you don’t want to do.
Wynton Marsalis
My dad is 20 years older than my mom. Growing up, I felt like he knew everything. I felt like, for every question I had, he had an answer.
Catriona Gray
After graduating in the summer of 1980, I knew I wanted my life to count.
Donna Rice
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
I think my parents knew before I did that I was going to be an actress, because I was doing impressions of Margaret Thatcher at the age of four.
Michelle Dockery
I watched Tim Tebow and how he played and how he carried himself and the good that he did for the game on and off the field. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
Deshaun Watson
My mother is a professor of early childhood education. When I was two she would say she knew I was going to be an actor.
Matt Damon
I wasn’t really terribly familiar with the Beatles when I met George. They were just emerging. They certainly weren’t as big as they became later on. I just knew them as a pop group, and that’s all. I was keener on George as a man and a person, as opposed to someone in a band.
Pattie Boyd
You see, I was told stories, we were all told stories as kids in Nigeria. We had to tell stories that would keep one another interested, and you weren’t allowed to tell stories that everybody else knew. You had to dream up new ones.
Ben Okri
To be honest, ‘Ready Steady Cook’ was a great opportunity, but I did compromise myself. I was stood there quizzing chefs on what they were doing when I knew exactly what they were doing and why.
Ainsley Harriott
Future generations are not going to ask us what political party were you in. They are going to ask what did you do about it, when you knew the glaciers were melting.
Martin Sheen
As the knight of the quill never ventured into the fight, and only snuffed the battle afar, he knew nothing accurately of battles, but managed to pick up a few real or supposed incidents from the wounded and from stragglers.
Daniel H. Hill
I never had the slightest desire to be a major league manager, and all knew it. But Ban Johnson, Bob Hedges, and Jimmy McAleer persuaded me that the Browns were in a sort of a jam, and it was up to me, as an old standby, to do what I could.
Bobby Wallace
When Obamacare actually kicked in, just as we knew, if you liked your insurance, as I did – I had a health savings account – then I wasn’t going to be able to keep it because it doesn’t meet the requirements.
Louie Gohmert
My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland. My father never knew his parents. His mother died – we’re not sure – either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.
George J. Mitchell
I’ve experienced cyberbullying my entire life due to just having a last name that people knew.
Noah Cyrus
The biggest relief off my shoulders was when I retired from Test cricket and I knew I didn’t have to bowl 40 overs in a Test anymore.
Dale Steyn
I learned how to pass when I was real young. That’s one thing I always knew how to do was find the open man.
Kevin Durant
The world that we all knew before, could wake up in feeling safe… now it seems that everything has been turned upside down.
Tori Amos
The first thing, when I got the money, I knew I would support somebody. And the person I supported was my family. Because we were really in debt with the money. And – so I gave to my father this suitcase full of money. And he couldn’t believe it. And that was something very special.
Michael Schumacher
The Lord knew I would someday be charged with the priesthood responsibility for hundreds and even thousands of Heavenly Father’s children who were in desperate temporal need.
Henry B. Eyring
With ‘Strictly,’ I am mentally and physically knackered: everything aches. I knew it would be hard, but I never thought it would be this tough.
Ricky Whittle
I always knew I was gonna be an artist. I was very confident in that.
Lil Peep
Before I was hired by Obama’s team as the CTO for his 2012 re-election campaign, I had certainly never been involved with anything of that nature before. Yet, I somehow knew I could do the job. I attribute that confidence to my experience as a hacker and the subsequent willingness to take risks.
Harper Reed
I knew the training pitch better than anyone. When others went out clubbing, I went to sleep. When others had Christmas, I went out in the woods to run.
Pavel Nedved
I knew in my heart that it was right to go on a mission, but it required a lot of fasting and prayer to make the decision.Now that I am returned, I realize even more that I made the right decision.
Shawn Bradley
Coming out of university, one of my obsessions was that in the novels I was reading, they seemed to be portraying a world that had a social fabric. People knew each other in ‘War and Peace.’ They went to all the same balls. These were societies with tightly wound, woven, social textures.
Whit Stillman
I had a real yearning to make use of the opportunities I had at school. When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly, otherwise it was going to get allocated.
Benedict Cumberbatch
So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name “the Joker” immediately came to mind. There was the association with the Joker in the deck of cards, and I probably yelled literally, ‘Eureka!’ because I knew I had the name and the image at the same time.
Jerry Robinson
Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.
Ezra Taft Benson
I don’t think of myself as a poor deprived ghetto girl who made good. I think of myself as somebody who from an early age knew I was responsible for myself, and I had to make good.
Oprah Winfrey
I knew that if the feat was accomplished it must be at a most fearful sacrifice of as brave and gallant soldiers as ever engaged in battle.
John B. Hood
I’ve written on public matters, but I don’t understand how anyone could tout me as a possible poet laureate when I wrote a poem on the abdication of King Charles III or about the sex life of the Royals… anybody who knew my work would know I’m not a contender.
Tony Harrison
The red car, even before I knew it was called Ferrari, was my obsession.
Charles Leclerc
I played football for a team called the East Dragons on the east side of town. We only had six regular season games. And six games I played tail back and I had 18 touchdowns in six games. That’s when I knew I had some athletic ability.
LeBron James
I miss the early days; I do. I was so lucky. I basically had it to myself, learning about these chimpanzees. Nobody knew anything about them. Discovering their different personalities, different life histories. I was lucky.
Jane Goodall
I knew I’d been given another chance, another life in Australia by my parents, so I didn’t want to hurt them.
Saroo Brierley
I feel like the Knicks drafted me because they knew what I could do.
RJ Barrett
I found out when I was 18 that Dad had left my mother and the family before he realised he was ill and then died. When I asked Mum about it, she just sort of shrugged it off and said she’d thought I knew about it all along. Of course I hadn’t, though I’m sure she must have been desperately unhappy at the time.
Martin Clunes
When I was about five, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ, and since then it’s just been a stronghold in my life. Really, through the shark attack and all the hard times that my family and I went through, it gave us unity and perseverance to push through all this crazy stuff that we never knew was going to happen.
Bethany Hamilton
Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
Edvard Grieg
Music can describe emotions far more accurately than words ever can. As soon as I realised that, I knew music was where I wanted to be.
John Lydon
I knew I wanted to do a movie, an action movie, and when I left WWE in 2011, I didn’t specifically know. I didn’t leave to do ‘Boone: The Bounty Hunter.’
John Morrison
Basically, my parents messed up because it was the Sixties, and they both had affairs, but they had a great love for each other. I saw that when my father flew over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die.
Saffron Aldridge
I found I wasn’t asking good enough questions because I assumed I knew something. I would box them into a corner with a badly formed question, and they didn’t know how to get out of it. Now, I let them take me through it step by step, and I listen.
Alan Alda
I got cast on ER, I knew I’d be playing a great character and I knew the show was great.
John Stamos
The second book was probably the result of the relationship I was in at the time. We were only going to be compatible for a minute, and I think we both knew it. It’s like how you can be a different person on vacation, but you know all along you’re just visiting that mindset.
Andrea Seigel
I was going to McDonald’s and Taco Bell every day. The kids behind the counter knew me – it wouldn’t even faze them. Or I’d sit up at Denny’s or Big Boy and just eat by myself. It was sad. I got so heavy that people started to not recognize me.
Eminem
I knew I was destined to do a solo album, but when I did that first album in 1978, I had no idea it was going to be that well received.
Ace Frehley
We don’t know all the answers. If we knew all the answers we’d be bored, wouldn’t we? We keep looking, searching, trying to get more knowledge.
Jack LaLanne
And, for an instant, she stared directly into those soft blue eyes and knew, with an instinctive mammalian certainty, that the exceedingly rich were no longer even remotely human.
William Gibson
As I read more and more – and it was not all verse, by any means – my love for the real life of words increased until I knew that I must live with them and in them, always. I knew, in fact, that I must be a writer of words, and nothing else.
Dylan Thomas
Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from – dare I say it – God.
Graydon Carter
Well, love is insanity. The ancient Greeks knew that. It is the taking over of a rational and lucid mind by delusion and self-destruction. You lose yourself, you have no power over yourself, you can’t even think straight.
Marilyn French
Politics is dirty. Politics is exciting. Politics is often very, very difficult and disappointing. And I really would rather the world would be a little more like it was when my dad was young, where you knew pretty much where people stood on the great moral issues.
James Dobson
I learn something new everyday about myself as an actor, my capabilities, how far I can stretch myself, throw out emotions I never knew I had.
Sophie Turner
I don’t think I ever really knew the right words to ‘Hava Nagilah,’ which isn’t great for a Jewish singer.
Idina Menzel
In the years when HIV was a killer, any parent of an openly gay person was terrified. I knew my mother well enough that she would spend every day praying that I didn’t come across that virus. She’d have worried like that.
George Michael
I studied with Felix Blumenfeld, who had studied piano with Anton Rubinstein and composition with Tchaikovsky. Felix, my professor, was the right hand of Anton Rubinstein. Blumenfeld knew his playing by heart, from every angle.
Vladimir Horowitz
I don’t remember making a decision about music. I just always knew it was what I was going to do.
Phoebe Bridgers
I know him as Terry. Hulk Hogan has probably done more for wrestling than anybody has. He got Hollywood involved in wrestling. Hogan was a big guy, but that big ol’ guy could move, and he knew how to get those people going. He had it all. He got pro wrestling to a whole new level.
Paul Orndorff
The first time I was onstage, I felt like the audience was breathing with me. I don’t know if I was good or not; I just knew I was having a ball, and for the first time, I felt I belonged somewhere.
Ato Essandoh
I was a very good cook, and I knew I could build a business.
Martha Stewart
We knew we were different, even from our elementary school days. We were the class clowns; we engaged with people differently. We knew there was something out there that was meant for us.
Drew Scott
I felt black. I was as far as I was concerned. And I wanted to be black for lots of reasons. They were better musicians, they were better athletes, they were not uptight about sex, and they knew how to enjoy life better than most people.
Jerry Leiber
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
Andy Warhol
As a model, only a limited number of people knew about me.
Siddharth Shukla
I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.
Gloria Swanson
With all the knowledge and skill acquired in thousands of flights in the last ten years, I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a twenty-seven mile wind, even if I knew that the machine had already been flown and was safe.
Orville Wright
I believe God’s keeping the records, and I believe you will be rewarded even in this life. Somehow, some way, God will make it up to you. It may be He protected you from an accident you never knew. You can’t give God something without God giving you more in return, whether it’s peace or joy or satisfaction.
Joel Osteen
My biggest inspiration was always early Iron Maiden, because it was the only band I knew for some time, and, as we all know, Iron Maiden is great.
Varg Vikernes
I’ve written a song for Prince. I never showed it to Prince, but just to see if I could do it. At the time, when I sort of knew him, he was recording a song a day. I wondered if I could do that. So I wrote it.
Randy Newman
I’m not exaggerating when I say that the 761st was Patton’s best tank unit and nobody knew about it.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
I always knew I was a man, always felt that I was a man, always wanted to be a man.
Little Richard
The script for ‘The Art of Self-Defense,’ to be fair, I knew going into it that it was going to be a hard movie to get made.
Riley Stearns
If people knew how hard I worked to get my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.
Michelangelo
Most people I know think that I’m crazy – but anybody who actually knew Billy Thorpe didn’t think that. When I was a young kid growing up in Adelaide, he was a big pop star – a well-dressed, nice young guy seen on television every week. Mums liked him.
Jimmy Barnes
I grew up under a dictatorship. I knew what it meant for people to not have the ability to freely express themselves.
Ilhan Omar
All thing I thought I knew; but now confess, the more I know I know, I know the less.
John Owen
I knew everything and received everything. But real happiness, is giving.
Alain Delon
The decision that has to be made was whether it was material, whether he knew he was lying under oath, whether he did it willfully. I think that’s required of any prosecutor who is charged with an investigation of this.
Barbara Olson
What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
One of the things that Marjorie has done has given me the joy of family. It’s a joy I never really knew. I spent a long time being lonely and hiding, and now, at Christmas, there’s this huge family. That’s something that’s very new to me. And very special.
Joe Walsh
I knew Childress was going to help me because my crew told me on the radio. I really appreciate what Richard did, but that is typical of people in this sport.
Cale Yarborough
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal
Spotting a rare bird is never worth the bite of a cur. Once bitten by a German shepherd, I knew that I preferred cats, even if they are bird-killers. Life is long enough for more than one chance at a rare bird.
James D. Watson
I can remember the frustration of not being able to talk. I knew what I wanted to say, but I could not get the words out, so I would just scream.
Temple Grandin
I think my mistakes were kind of common – leaning on cliches and adjectives in the place of clear, vivid writing. But at least I knew how to spell, which seems to be a rarity these days.
Dick Schaap
There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
Adriana Trigiani
I was telling people like ‘My Dawg’ gon’ be the song that get me out there. I knew it.
Lil Baby
Let who will scoff and revile – I will not remain silent; neither will I conceal the signs and wonders which have been shown to me by the Lord, who knew all things even before the time of this world, many years before, just as they happened.
Saint Patrick
No, I knew when I was doing theater in New York that this was what I was supposed to be doing.
Vincent D’Onofrio
I never knew a more presumptuous person than myself. The fact that I say that shows that what I say is true.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The groups I liked, you really looked forward to their albums and you rushed to get them the first day, because you knew it was going to be different than what they did before. The records told you what that group was into at that time.
Mick Jones
I never went to college. But the structure I grew up with was planted so deep that when it came to doing business, I knew how to be disciplined, create teamwork, and persevere. It set me up to be an entrepreneur and a successful franchiser.
Anne F. Beiler
I have always been a very patient person, I am a perfectionist but have a high level of patience and think that’s one of the things when I started my comeback that really helped… I wasn’t rushing anything as long as I knew I was on the right track.
Tommy Fleetwood
It’s a twin type of telepathy. My sister and I, we share the same DNA, so on paper, we’re the same person. I knew she was pregnant, like, right away – it’s so crazy – but I asked her, and she said yes.
Tia Mowry
When I started playing cricket, I knew that my physique is not at all like a typical fast bowler. My body language is also different, and I am not aggressive by nature; thus, my focus was always on my skills.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?
Russ Carnahan
I’ve always looked upon the Ducks as caricature human beings. Perhaps I’ve been years writing in that middle world that J.R.R. Tolkien describes, and never knew it.
Carl Barks
I went to Zimbabwe. I know how white people feel in America now; relaxed! Cause when I heard the police car I knew they weren’t coming after me!
Richard Pryor
I do quite a lot of art, with a small ‘a’. I guess that is how I was dredged up, with paints and crayons. Even when I was at nursery, I knew instinctively how to mix colours, how to make purple or orange.
Amanda Harlech
I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an actor. I never even thought about other careers. The acting field is certainly not the path many Indian parents encourage their children to take, but mine were very supportive. They wanted me to have an education, but understood that this is what I wanted to do.
Archie Panjabi
Because my name is Hungarian, everyone assumed I knew about Hungary. I didn’t. They also assumed that if you knew about Hungary, you also knew about the rest of Eastern Europe.
Tibor Fischer
We always knew Victoria was going into fashion, Mel C was going into music, Emma went into radio, and I wanted to do a bit of everything.
Mel B
Honestly, being a 5’11” quarterback, not too many people think that you can play in the National Football League. And so for me, you know, I knew that my height doesn’t define my skill set, you know? I believed in my talent. I believed in what God gave me. I believed in the knowledge that I have of the game.
Russell Wilson
Beats succeeded because, as music lovers, we knew oscilloscopes don’t buy headphones – people do.
Jimmy Iovine
I’ve always been kind of precocious, but my journey sort of solidified when I was in college and majored in theater. That’s how I knew I wanted to spend my life writing, telling, and performing stories.
Natasha Rothwell
I knew I would read all kinds of books and try to get at what it is that makes good writers good. But I made no promises that I would write books a lot of people would like to read.
Carl Sandburg
I knew acting was what I wanted to do. I don’t know if I was brilliant at it, but when I was doing school plays, I loved it so much I didn’t want it to end. I feel like I’m exactly the same as when I was doing plays at school, to be honest.
James Corden
I was very young, and I remember this heated, passionate argument and trying to figure out some place called Vietnam, something called a Watergate, and some guy named Gerald Ford who my dad knew who had just become president, and how all these things fit together.
Bill Huizenga
I don’t collect any memorabilia. I wish I’d have kept everything I had. But who knew you had to keep it. Just gave it away. And we lost so much and we didn’t look after a lot of it.
Ringo Starr
When I lost seven of my toes on Nanga Parbat and small parts of my fingertips I knew I’d never be a great rock climber. So I specialized in high-altitude climbing.
Reinhold Messner
My father made with me one serious mistake which I see parents about me making. He got himself somehow into the awkward position of an authority; I thought he knew and was right on everything – for a while.
Lincoln Steffens
When I started out, there were a lot of things I knew I couldn’t do, and a lot of things I only found out I couldn’t do by going and doing it. And no-one was watching, and nobody cared.
Neil Gaiman
My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.
Rose Kennedy
I’m the worst liar – I can’t lie for my life. And I don’t lie at all, because I’m the worst liar – but as a kid, I thought I was a great liar, so I would lie all the time, but everybody knew I was lying.
Julia Garner
I always think back to that first night in Brooklyn, where I debuted, and it was this total surprise. I just remember thinking, ‘I hope they care. I hope they remember me.’ The way they embraced me that night, I knew it was the start of something special.
Adam Cole
My family wasn’t shocked by my success, but I was. But they just knew I’d do something in entertainment.
Emma Chamberlain
I remember I had to play a blind person once, and I did this stupid thing with my eyes, and I knew the minute I started it I’d made a mistake.
Kit Harington
I never knew how ugly and how stupid I was until, you know, we had Twitter.
Kellyanne Conway
My father was always slightly bemused by my success. Although he knew that I had reasonable intelligence, he always thought that I was a little bit lazy.
Terry Wogan
I like my subjects to be American, and not too dead, so I can interview people who knew them.
A. Scott Berg
Once I started ‘Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela’ I had to finish it. I made a wrong decision. I knew the film would be a flop and told the producer so. Everyone failed – director, producer and all.
Jagapathi Babu
I’m very happy at City, very happy since the day I came. I knew that the project was good, and in my head, there is nothing else but Manchester City, so how long I’m going to be at City is just never a question.
Sergio Aguero
Dave Van Ronk is not an obscure figure. He’s the biggest figure on an obscure scene, playing a kind of niche music that we knew and liked.
Ethan Coen
When I signed for Barca, I knew their playing style was suited to my game.
Dani Alves
I didn’t know who she was, but I knew she was hungry, so I started handing out $100 bills and called the office and told them to bring me a bunch more. Then I had my cousin’s store deliver a bunch of smoked ham and turkeys. I mean, these people are hungry and living under a bridge.
Joe Jamail
Once I was in a shopping centre with some Western Sydney Wanderers boys and this kid came up to me and said, ‘Hi I’m a Kuhlman, we have the same dad and my mum’s got photos of you as a baby.’ I was shocked, lost for words, really uncomfortable. I knew he’d had kids but no idea how many or age.
Aaron Mooy
I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
Muhammad Ali
From the first time I saw Sid Caesar be funny I knew that’s what I had to do.
Billy Crystal
Every man I knew went to bed with Gilda… and woke up with me.
Rita Hayworth
I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
Maynard James Keenan
I could describe my career in two words: who knew. I was on the path to becoming a professional baseball player, but I got injured in college. When I decided to move out to L.A. to try acting, nobody was betting on me, not even my family.
Shemar Moore
I just always knew that I was going to get some money, that I was going to be successful.
Yo Gotti
In fashion design, you can divide people into two groups. You have people who come with an aesthetic that is there forever, even if it evolves. Then you have people I call ‘jumpers.’ One season it can be this; the next season it’s completely something else. I always knew I am more of a jumper.
Raf Simons
I never thought about college, but my mom thought about it for me. I knew 100 percent it wasn’t for me.
Juice Wrld
I hung around with Jason Robards, Richard Harris, Robert Shaw, Richard Burton. I knew not to match them for drinks.
Martin Landau
My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching – ‘Well,’ I thought, ‘my father’s that,’ and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India.
Spike Milligan
In 1996, when my first novel, ‘Masquerade,’ was published, I knew international thrillers – or spy novels, if you prefer – had been the domain of male authors for decades.
Gayle Lynds
I’m really happy here at City. It’s a second home to me, so it was an easy decision to stay for the long term. I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time – I can’t see any place better than here.
Edin Dzeko
I always knew I wanted to entertain people my whole life, I just didn’t know exactly how I was going to do it until I was 16 and everything blossomed on SoundCloud.
Doja Cat
I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher
I never expected anyone to take care of me, but in my wildest dreams and juvenile yearnings, I wanted the house with the picket fence from June Allyson movies. I knew that was yearning like one yearns to fly.
Maya Angelou
I always knew writing a novel was a great thing.
James Salter
The Sun once did 20 things you never knew about Angus Deayton – and I didn’t know 16 of them.
Angus Deayton
The potential success that could come with signing with a major label didn’t quite outweigh how important it was for me to make my music the way I knew it needed to be made.
Kina Grannis
I planned my success. I knew it was going to happen.
Erykah Badu
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
Morgan Freeman
About forty miles away from Paris, I began to see the old trench flares they were sending up at Le Bourget. I knew then I had made it, and as I approached the field with all its lights, it was a simple matter to circle once and then pick a spot sufficiently far away from the crowd to land O.K.
Charles Lindbergh
So many of the recipes that I come up with have a story. I’m a blogger. It flowed very naturally out of me, but I also knew this was a way to set my recipes apart. A, they are always using interesting ingredients but B, there is always a story behind it.
Aarti Sequeira
I lived in constant terror of being asked a question in class. Even if I knew the answer, I was never able to tell it before the class.
Frederick Banting
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
Bette Davis
They let me do my diploma from home, but I always knew I was destined to do something creative, so I didn’t care.
Lil Peep
The thing about ballet that I never knew about is that it’s one of the most excruciating sports that I’ve ever been a part of. I say sports because they train constantly, every single day.
Mila Kunis
I was born in ancient times, at the end of the world, in a patriarchal Catholic and conservative family. No wonder that by age five I was a raging feminist – although the term had not reached Chile yet, so nobody knew what the heck was wrong with me.
Isabel Allende
Ant was the only person who knew I was going to propose.
Declan Donnelly
I knew I was a winner back in the late sixties. I knew I was destined for great things. People will say that kind of thinking is totally immodest. I agree. Modesty is not a word that applies to me in any way – I hope it never will.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
My father was a middle manager at an oil company, but I never knew anything about his work. Whatever business acumen I have just got gleaned over the years.
Donna Mills
There have been times – and not just on ‘The Newsroom,’ but on ‘The West Wing,’ ‘Sports Night,’ ‘Studio 60’… – where it was hard to look the cast and crew in the eye, when I put a script on the table that I knew just wasn’t good enough.
Aaron Sorkin
We say primarily that the priority of this struggle is class. That Marx and Lenin and Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Tung, and anybody else who ever said or knew or practiced anything about revolution, always said that a revolution is a class struggle.
Fred Hampton
Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaning of a passage in his poem. He replied, ‘God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.’
Cesare Lombroso
My work with AIDS patients started right at the beginning of the epidemic, totally unplanned and spontaneous, as all my work had proceeded in the previous two decades, if it were not already my whole life-style! In the early eighties, we knew very little about this peculiar disease.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Our Founding Fathers knew that without Second Amendment freedom, all of our freedoms could be in jeopardy.
Wayne LaPierre
As a young actor, people were trying to define who I was before I really knew that for myself. But I still remember thinking, ‘This is what I love doing, and I hope I’m going to be able to do it forever.’
Tom Cruise
This was how Johan Cruyff worked. He was demanding a lot, but when you got there, and you were in his team, he was an incredible protector. He would push and push you, and then he would protect you. He was a master at handling players. He knew when you needed to be pushed or protected.
Pep Guardiola
I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her.
Johnny Cash
When I was growing up, and other people I knew were getting into trouble, I was somewhere in a deer stand or going to bed early so I could be up before dawn to hunt turkeys. My love of the outdoors kept me solid.
Donald Trump, Jr.
My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
Eminem
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.
Nelson Mandela
We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
Patricia Ireland
Women say they have sexual thoughts too. They have no idea. It’s the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. If they knew what we were really thinking, they’d never stop slapping us.
Larry Miller
I knew I would work in a community that I would like to live in, but I had no idea that I would ever go into politics, even though some of my classmates thought I would.
Aja Brown
Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me.
Anna Nicole Smith
Well, it’s a little odd, the path I took, because when I was young, I wanted to be a cattle rancher. That was what I knew and that was what I liked.
Sandra Day O’Connor
I almost always start with setting! I have to know the world before I know how to populate it. I have a tendency to play with doors – between life and death, human and monster, mundane and magic – and with ‘ADSOM,’ I knew I wanted to play with the physical doors between worlds.
V. E. Schwab
I knew I could write infinitely about relationships. That’s the most beautiful, most confusing, most rewarding, most heartbreaking thing in our lives – and not just romantic relationships: that’s all relationships.
Spike Jonze
I gave away ‘Life in Hell’ when it was a little ‘zine, and sold it at record stores for $1, and I knew from the time that I first did it that I would continue to do it, because it was fun.
Matt Groening
I skipped kindergarten because I was reading at a pretty high level. That’s a weird and cocky thing to say, but I was real sharp, and I knew that early on.
Hannibal Buress
I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the moment I first glimpsed Winnie Nomzamo, I knew that I wanted to have her as my wife.
Nelson Mandela
The first person who ever told me that happiness was work was this manic-depressive artist I knew when I was in my 20s. I was like, ‘What are you talking about? Happiness just happens. That’s even the root of that word. How could it be work?’
Ariel Gore
I knew racial discrimination at its worst in the 1930s. I lived with the humility of it but I never lost my sense of humor. Humor is the escape valve from the deadly reality of adversity.
Nipsey Russell
We knew Stiverne was tough. You’ve got to give it to him. He’s got a tough chin.
Deontay Wilder
There was interest from a lot of clubs, not just Manchester United, but as soon as I knew Liverpool were interested, I just felt it was the right club with the right coach. It was right for me to come here.
Sadio Mane
You didn’t have to tell a girl with no legs that she, you know, I knew I was different. I was missing half of my body. But I really had incredible parents who really taught me that, you know, God has always had a special a plan for me.
Jessica Long
Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.
Greta Garbo
I looked out into the audience, saw dozens of faces I knew well – LGBTQ folks, mostly – all avid comics readers and superhero fans and DC supporters, and it just hit me: Why was this so impossible? Why in the world can we not do a better job of representation of not just humanity, but also our own loyal audience?
Gail Simone
People like Frank Zappa and Bryan Ferry knew we could pick and choose from the history of music, stick things together looking for friction and energy. They were more like playwrights; they invented characters and wrote a life around them.
Brian Eno
And I knew that, being an actor, you have to take the rough with the smooth and the highs with the lows. That’s how it is.
Luke Evans
When we started, we knew the show was going to be hit or miss, and we needed to find a core audience to really make us survive. And I think we’ve been able to do that.
Jensen Ackles
I don’t have a real home. When I got ‘Avatar,’ I sold everything that I owned because I knew it was going to be a long journey. I’ve got two bags, and that was four years ago, and I’ve been working ever since, and I’ve still only got two bags – a bag of books and a bag of clothes. That’s about it.
Sam Worthington
The Howard Hughes I knew began to change after his plane crash in 1941.
Gene Tierney
If someone really takes a risk, it doesn’t get dismissed. That’s what happened when the Oscar was won posthumously by Heath Ledger, who did one of the definitive villain performances of all time. But it really has to be exceptional in defining everything we previously knew about the actress or the actor.
Robert Downey, Jr.
I barely knew I wanted to be an artist. I liked my art classes and painting was fun, I guess, but I didn’t realize that seeing the country was going to inspire me to further explore that… but that’s what it did.
Edward Ruscha
Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world’s poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much of the economics of being poor.
Theodore Schultz
Kurt and I weren’t the closest of friends, but I knew him well enough to be devastated by his death. For such a quiet person, he was so excited about having a child.
Layne Staley
Poetry is often the art of overhearing yourself say things you didn’t know you knew. It is a learned skill to force yourself to articulate your life, your present world or your possibilities for the future.
David Whyte
The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.
Clint Eastwood
I knew style and content went hand in hand.
Boy George
‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Star Wars’ shoved me into loving sci-fi and film in general when I was a barely coherent 3-year-old. And ‘Lord of the Rings’ took me to another planet entirely. Before that series, I knew I loved writing, but after, I knew that I had to write.
Victoria Aveyard
If you look at someone like Joe Strummer or John Lennon, when you heard their music you knew that they wrote it and they cared about it.
Moby
Some men are all right in their place if they only knew the right places.
Raoul Walsh
Sooner or later, we will face a catastrophic threat from space. Of all the possible threats, only a gigantic asteroid hit can destroy the entire planet. If we prepare now, we better our odds of survival. The dinosaurs never knew what hit them.
Michio Kaku
I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
Willie Nelson
Mickey Rourke’s character in ‘The Wrestler’ – that was my dad, that was my uncles, that was so many members of my family. It was the only thing they knew. And then they would end up wrestling for a hundred bucks, go to autograph signings for two hundred bucks.
Dwayne Johnson
I’d much rather people knew me as a good tennis player than as an aboriginal who happens to play good tennis. Of course I’m proud of my race, but I don’t want to be thinking about it all the time.
Evonne Goolagong Cawley
Since my childhood I always knew that India was a land of scarcity but this has changed ever since the BJP started ruling our country.
Sudha Chandran
I love Prince Harry. Good looking and a bit of a rebel. Me and his dad are as thick as thieves and I knew Harry before I knew his dad so we’ve met a few times. I think he’s amazing. And I think you can relate to him because he’s made mistakes. He’s cool.
Cheryl Cole
After I got this job at the syndicate, I started sending them money so they could go on trips and do the things they could never afford to do. All the while, I never knew that my mother was socking money away.
Lynn Johnston
My big break was really Liz Meriwether saw me in a movie called ‘Paper Heart’ and really liked it, and then saw me in a movie called ‘Ceremony’ because she knew Max Winkler and said, ‘I want you to be in ‘No Strings Attached,’ but you gotta audition for it.’ From that it was easier for her to get me in ‘New Girl.’
Jake Johnson
My dad told me, ‘Whatever you do, don’t dance. Do something else. Do anything else.’ He knew how much hard work you have to put in, how hard it is to make a living, and he didn’t want me to do it.
A. J. Pritchard
I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn’t sure God had a relationship with me.
Prince
I simply didn’t believe we needed a constitutional amendment to protect women’s rights. I knew of only one law that was discriminatory toward women, a law in North Dakota stipulating that a wife had to have her husband’s permission to make wine.
Phyllis Schlafly
I didn’t know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
Richard Brautigan
I wish I knew what I know now before.
Rod Stewart
When I was 8 years old, I saw ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of there and was so inspired. I loved the movie, and I knew I wanted to be that guy.
Dwayne Johnson
At my first job as an independent researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, they told me I could work on most anything, but not what I knew something about. That is actually very good advice to a young person starting a career because you bring new ideas to the field.
Mildred Dresselhaus
Growing up in Texas and Oklahoma, Ben Johnson was more famous than John Wayne to some of us. I knew him. I worked with him on a low budget film years ago, and we’d sit around at night while waiting for a shot.
Bill Paxton
My mom knew Salman sir, as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genievev Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together.
Kiara Advani
My parents, products of the Great Depression, were successful people, but lived in a state of constant fear that my sister and I, and they, would sink into the kind of economic insecurity that their generation knew so well.
Ben Stein
After I got arrested the Filipino government unshackled me. I knew first-hand how they violated my rights and I could speak about that from experience.
Maria Ressa
Rationally, I knew these fears were ridiculous. There were no signs, unfortunately, and I would never blame anyone for another person’s suicide. But if everyone felt that way, there wouldn’t be this cruel stigma, would there?
Jennifer Ashton
I worked with some directors, and it was really collaborative, and I was sort of writing with them. I was giving so many pieces of myself to their movies, I thought, ‘It’s about time I use my own voice for me, and establish my own voice.’ So I knew I wanted to make films.
Paddy Considine
I’ve never been jealous of any girl in my life, but while shooting for ‘Remo,’ I was ‘really jealous’ of Sivakarthikeyan. The day I saw him in his pretty nurse look, I knew that he’s going to steal the show.
Keerthy Suresh
When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder the year I turned 50, it was certainly a shock. But as a journalist, knowing a little bit about a lot of things, I didn’t suffer the misconception that depression was all in my head or a mark of poor character. I knew it was a disease, and, like all diseases, was treatable.
Jane Pauley
I always knew I would act. It was just a matter of time.
Edward Albert
I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.
Jonathan Swift
Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
Nicolaus Copernicus
I knew I wasn’t going to make money in the beginning, so I found another way to support myself – I was a receptionist. It’s quite smart to work that way. Otherwise, you get vicious and desperate, and no one wants to work with you. Build your career slowly; then people start to trust you and pay you well.
Pat McGrath
As soon as I touched the mic, I knew that’s what I would do for the rest of my life.
Leslie Jones
We talked with PSG, but quickly, I knew that it wasn’t where I wanted to go. In France, for me, it was only Lyon. PSG could have enabled me to make progress because they have great players, but I wanted to experience another league.
Alexandre Lacazette
From the beginning, Madam C. J. Walker’s message was as much about hair and beauty as it was about empowering other women. She knew that confidence and self-assurance are key ingredients to success, and that true beauty comes from within.
A’Lelia Bundles
I believe the projects were a social experiment; we were laboratory rats stacked on top of each other, and people just knew, inherently, that there was something wrong. There’s not a lot of regard for the property by the residents.
Mos Def
Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves.
Brian Clough
I knew it to be very doubtful whether the Cabinet, Parliament, and the country would take this view on the outbreak of war, and through the whole of this week I had in view the probable contingency that we should not decide at the critical moment to support France.
Edward Grey
I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn’t need a gun, you’d better take one along that worked.
Raymond Chandler
Love is when he gives you a piece of your soul, that you never knew was missing.
Torquato Tasso
If the audience knew what they wanted then they wouldn’t be the audience, they would be the artist.
Alan Moore
Victor Mature was a big man; he had a great swagger. I liked him and I knew we’d be good together on screen.
Esther Williams
My grandma always had two gods: Jesus Christ and the United States of America. I was no different, and neither was anyone else I knew.
J. D. Vance
From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.
Elvis Presley
I knew that I tend to always gravitate to the indie side of things.
Aaron Paul
People say you have to know when to retire, which is a dumb thing to say. If you want to go out on top, yeah, it becomes important when you quit. But I wasn’t afraid of that. And I wasn’t worried about getting fired. I knew the risk. To me, it’s not an ego thing. I enjoy coaching. I enjoy helping people achieve something.
Tom Landry
I worked for Xerox for 4 years and after that I knew I was never going to be a corporate person. It wasn’t my environment.
Robert Kiyosaki
When I played Robert Howard in ‘The Whole Wide World’, I was struggling with it. There’s this dual thing where you feel real good about being able to play this juicy part, and then there’s constant shame: ‘Who am I to pretend to know who this guy was? Who am I to represent this guy for people who never knew him?’
Vincent D’Onofrio
We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
Margaret Mead
John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I’m on borrowed time.
Maureen O’Hara
The first time I was on ‘Johnny Carson,’ I remember being so scared, but the minute he started talking to me, I felt a little more comfortable because I just knew he was going to take care of me. Hopefully, I have learned something from watching him for so many years that I can offer that to a guest.
Bonnie Hunt
I see pictures of myself and I always knew that what I was feeling didn’t look like that guy in the pictures.
Richard Avedon
I turned from my wicked ways and embraced Jesus. The next thing I knew, good times had come my way.
Phil Robertson
I remember being in college knowing I didn’t want to go anymore. I wanted to try and become an actor. There is a something in me, with a risk of sounding cliche, that I just had to do it. I knew from an early age that acting was my path.
Jake Gyllenhaal
He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it.
Joseph Heller
I knew my worth. I knew I could be one of the best 2-guards in the league. I’m not going to be bashful about it anymore.
Klay Thompson
I feel relief after the transfer window is closed. I got tired of reading and listening every day about me leaving or staying at Liverpool. Everyone wrote ‘Dejan is here, Dejan is there,’ and they knew nothing!
Dejan Lovren
I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me.
Alan Kay
I’m not sure how young kids get to the point where they’re memorizing and knowing songs, but I knew the words to ‘Missing You’ from John Waite probably from when I was three years old. For whatever reason, that was the song that I gravitated toward when it was on the radio and I was driving around with my mom.
Brandon Flowers
All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.
Andrew Fletcher
I always knew I wanted a great man of God, someone who was going to be an inspiration for people and also be a lovely husband and father.
Katy Perry
I knew very little about ‘Spider-Man’. I grew up more in the ‘Superman’ generation. ‘Spider-Man’ – I didn’t know so much. But it is a really successful franchise, and I’m happy to be involved with it.
Willem Dafoe
Every successful career I’ve ever known was filled with long periods of meandering, months or even years when no one knew what would happen next. Look at me: I started as a geology major turned failed realtor.
Marc Randolph
Having been an actor and a writer for so long – 20 years or so – I felt that it would be daft to go to one’s grave without having directed. It’s a natural extension of writing and acting, and so I knew it would happen one day.
Stephen Fry
It’s a personality trait: from the very beginning, I knew what I was concentrating on. I’m only doing the kernel – I always found everything around it to be completely boring.
Linus Torvalds
Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union. The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us, employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant girls who would work for next to nothing.
Rose Schneiderman
Always being an underdog, always being the player or the person nobody really knew, that always kept a chip on my shoulder.
Paul George
We have confirmed something we only knew in theory, namely that revolution, in which uncontrolled and uncontrollable forces operate imperiously, is blind and destructive, grandiose and cruel.
Federica Montseny
CIA officers aren’t idiots. They knew they were heading into deep water – legally and morally – when they signed up for the interrogation program. That’s part of the agency’s ethos – doing the hard jobs that other departments prudently avoid.
David Ignatius
The Onion Field made a real writer. And then I knew it was over, I couldn’t be a cop anymore.
Joseph Wambaugh
As a child I knew almost nothing, nothing beyond what I had picked up in my grandmother’s house. All children, I suppose, come into the world like that, not knowing who they are.
V. S. Naipaul
I knew I wanted to have a doll of myself on the cover. I thought, I wanna see myself as a Ken doll.
David Byrne
When I got pregnant, I had to concentrate on being pregnant for a whole nine months, even though I knew it was ruining my career at the time.
Yoko Ono
With ‘New Rose Hotel,’ I knew that I was getting paid a $100,000 fee to write, produce, and direct, and that’s all I was going to get.
Abel Ferrara
Right before I jumped out of a plane, I knew what Superman felt like.
Harry Shum, Jr.
Even before I knew I was gay, I knew I didn’t want to have a child. I knew I didn’t want to have one. I never want to have to release it from me. Listen, I love babies. I love children. And I melt when I’m around them. I also love my freedom and I love that I can sleep at night.
Ellen DeGeneres
I’ve done some analysis of the biblical stories as part of my psychological work. I knew that I had more to do, and every time I’ve done it, it’s been extremely valuable. It makes me a better teacher because I have a richer understanding of cultural history.
Jordan Peterson
I just went up to my mom one day and said, ‘I wanna be on TV. I wanna be a superstar!’ Since I know this is my passion, and I feel like God chose this career for me, I just knew I was ready to do it.
Storm Reid
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I didn’t care about that because I’m not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn’t alter the text they really didn’t mind what I did.
William Devane
I didn’t want to disrespect my parents, so I never played blues around the house. But I knew then, same as I know today, that I wasn’t doing anything wrong. I think that before they died, they both felt very proud of me.
B. B. King
Oklahoma residents are known for not backing down from a fight in the political arena, on the gridiron, NBA courts or rodeo arenas, but in their reaction to the bombing, they knew intuitively they would not find restoration in rage.
Tom Brokaw
‘Drip Too Hard’ – we knew that was the one.
Gunna
Democracy requires information. Plato knew that informed decision-making requires knowledge.
Mary Beard
Of-course we did, but we didn’t reply because we knew once this leaks the others will scatter, so in the few days we moved quickly before the press got hold of it. The press did get hold of it a few days later, we nabbed, we were able to get 15, the others got away.
Lee Kuan Yew
Only Socrates knew, after a lifetime of unceasing labor, that he was ignorant. Now every high-school student knows that. How did it become so easy?
Allan Bloom
The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.
Hugo Black
I knew credibility would come only in time and through earnest performances.
Dwayne Johnson
I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
Jet Li
The whole thought of a career with computers – given that hardly anybody even knew what they were – it wasn’t even a concept.
James Gosling
As soon as I put on gloves, I knew. I felt heart and determination. It’s in you, not on you. I just loved to fight and I knew that it was going to take me where I needed to go. I never had any doubt.
Terence Crawford
I never knew you could be so known from your success.
Jadon Sancho
Mafia guys are all just insecure people who want their money. They’re like little seven-year old kids when they don’t get their way. I knew guys like that growing up in New Jersey.
Ray Liotta
I knew the coronavirus was a real thing, but it really hit home when my aunt died, and it was really hard to watch my mom go through that with her sister.
Sunisa Lee
As it stands, motherhood is a sort of wilderness through which each woman hacks her way, part martyr, part pioneer; a turn of events from which some women derive feelings of heroism, while others experience a sense of exile from the world they knew.
Rachel Cusk
I watched Titanic when I got back home from the hospital, and cried. I knew that my IQ had been damaged.
Stephen King
I played with the likes of Kelly Smith, Rachel Yankey, and Fara Williams – all these great players. Everybody knew who they were, and I was turning into one of these girls who were always my heroes.
Lucy Bronze
In the ring, I never really knew fear.
Rocky Marciano
Since I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to sail around the world.
Laura Dekker
In 2003, being Virginia Player of the Year was an amazing feeling because I think that was the moment I realized I could actually, really go far in my sport, and I was actually, really good at something. At that moment, I knew that I could play at a high level.
Ali Krieger
I knew I had a chance to teach the world something that would help more people be safe.
Indya Moore
In the back of my mind, I always knew I wanted to be in the sports representation business. Being an ex-player, I knew that those were the people I wanted to work with.
B. J. Armstrong
If anyone had said that they knew their show was going to run for 15 years, you’d say you’re out of your mind.
Chris Harrison
I knew the ribosome was going to be the focus of Nobel prizes. It stands at the crossroads of biology, between the gene and what comes out of the gene. But I had convinced myself I was not going to be a winner.
Venkatraman Ramakrishnan
I was still young when I missed Beijing. I was favourite to win a medal but I knew I had time. My coach advised me to stay at school and finish my exams. Even if I had gone and won the Olympics, I might not have handled the pressure. So I moved on.
David Rudisha
I was skating with friends in my neighborhood, and then eventually I was invited to go to the skate park with one of them. When I saw people flying all around – literally flying in and out of bowls – that is when I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to figure out how I could get there and how I could fly.
Tony Hawk
Cuba never had advisors in Vietnam. The military there knew very well how to conduct their war.
Fidel Castro
All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
Curtis Carlson
My mom knew we were going to call me Kiki by birth. I think she had the nickname before she had my name, and she then found the name that would allow that.
KiKi Layne
My mom made me read a ton of books, so I got good at words and understood the English language. So when I started rapping, words were something I knew. I learned how to manipulate them so that I could say whatever I wanted to say.
Saint Jhn
I knew I was going to be slugged up, my whole mouth gold.
Kodak Black
I don’t ever remember a single day of hopelessness. I knew from the history of the labor movement, especially of the black people, that it was an undertaking of great trial. That, live or die, I had to stick with it, and we had to win.
A. Philip Randolph
There was a phase when I would just loaf around, doing nothing. It had put my mom under a lot of stress. I knew her stress stemmed from her love for me, yet I never paid attention to her feelings. When it finally hit me that my idleness was taking a toll on her, I was genuinely sad and depressed.
Farhan Akhtar
It used to be the case, like you’d switch jobs, and then maybe you wouldn’t keep in touch with all the people that you knew from that old job, just because it was too hard. But one of the things that Facebook does is it makes it really easy to just stay in touch with all these people.
Mark Zuckerberg
I stopped living according to my core values. I knew what I was doing was wrong but thought only about myself and thought I could get away with whatever I wanted to.
Tiger Woods
Our fathers knew that the flag was never intended to protect any man who wanted to assail it.
Robert Green Ingersoll
When I was growing up, I knew I wanted to be a mathematician, but I had no idea what that entailed.
Terence Tao
I knew I looked kind of ridiculous, in my personal opinion – Tamlyn Tomita’s opinion – a Vulcan in sunglasses and ears is a little too much, but I knew I just had to play it seriously.
Tamlyn Tomita
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
Once I had seen ‘Journey to Italy,’ I knew that, even if I were never to make movies, I could make them.
Jean-Luc Godard
There was definitely a time where I really didn’t want to be in the public eye, or have people know who I was and then they knew what my last name was, and you know, I’ve battled with that a little bit.
Aimee Osbourne
I was among the people in the Superdome. I knew what was going on every minute. I did not have air conditioning nor shower facilities. I made decisions based upon facts and not what I thought was going to happen. So history will judge me based upon those actions.
Ray Nagin
When I was growing up, I always knew I’d be in the top of my class in math, and that gave me a lot of self-confidence.
Sergey Brin
I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure.
John Woolman
My voice gets recognized before anything else. It’s always gotten attention. In choruses at church and school, I started as a tenor, moved to a baritone and finally became a bass. I knew then that my voice would be my instrument. Now if I want to hide, I just keep my mouth shut.
Sam Elliott
One of the first auditions I had in New York was for a commercial where I had to go in and audition to be a snake charmer… It was either some bank commercial or something where they wanted a guy charming a snake… I remember they wanted to know if I actually knew how to snake charm.
Aasif Mandvi
That we must all die, we always knew; I wish I had remembered it sooner.
Samuel Johnson
Whether Mike Fleiss knew it at the start or not, the genius behind the show is that it’s so simple. ‘The Bachelor’ is just about the one currency that transfers all around the world.
Chris Harrison
I turned down ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Spider-Man,’ two movies that I knew would be phenomenally successful, because I had already made movies like that before and they offered no challenge to me. I don’t need my ego to be reminded.
Steven Spielberg
My ambition, a long time ago, was to be a film music writer. A compromise then was to be the guy who wrote songs for a band and played slide guitar. Then the singer didn’t turn up for an audition, and I was the only one who knew the words. That was it – bingo! Life took a different course.
Chris Rea
I knew I wasn’t a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn’t want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it.
Roger Angell
I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for!
Steve Wozniak
When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.
Walter Mosley
Before the war, my parents were very proud people. They’d always talk about Japan and also about the samurai and things like that. Right after Pearl Harbor, they were just real quiet. They kept to themselves; they were afraid to talk about what could happen. I assume they knew that nothing good would come out of it.
Fred Korematsu
The Compton I knew was from my mother, and it was beautiful. It was this close-knit community, and people cared about one another, and it was safe.
Aja Brown
In 2019 folks were coming across the border and were sitting down, they were sitting down waiting for Border Patrol to come up because they knew they would be released within a matter of hours if not days into the interior of the U.S. and that was the goal.
Chad Wolf
I lived in a bad neighborhood. I knew so many things a boy shouldn’t know. I did so many things a boy shouldn’t do.
John Garfield
Early on, people told me I was making Chinese people look bad. I’ve been living with this accent. I had already been doing standup for a while. I knew my voice already. I myself never wanted to make my accent the butt of the joke. I never want it to be, ‘I’m laughing at your accent.’
Ronny Chieng
I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn’t even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I’d found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged.
Emma Watson
The early Celtic Christians called the Holy Spirit ‘the wild goose.’ And the reason why is they knew that you cannot tame him.
John Eldredge
I always knew ‘My Dawg’ would be a hit, but I didn’t even know what a hit was. When I made the song I knew it sounded hard.
Lil Baby
Knowing his coach likes him is more important to a player than anything else. To me, it was important to be able to chew out a player for screwing up and for him to accept it because he knew I liked him anyway.
John Madden
Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That is, after all, the case. What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?
Annie Dillard
I used to record songs, like, play the beat from one phone and have another phone recording me and just rap. Moving from that to a studio was like, ‘Damn, I never knew I could sound like this.’ It was just magic.
A Boogie wit da Hoodie
When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it.
Marie Curie
At a pool party, with everybody around, a guy and I had sex in the pool, but nobody knew it.
Krista Allen
I always knew I’d be more of a character actor than a leading man, and I always wanted to take that and run with it.
B. D. Wong
I’m actually the son of Mary Guibert. My mother was born in the Panama Canal zone and came to America when she was five with my grandmother and grandfather, and that was the family I knew. Everybody sang; everybody had songs all the time, and they loved music.
Jeff Buckley
I knew what I wanted to do when I was 13 and I had to go through four years of high school to get out. That’s a blessing, because I never had to lay on my bed staring up at the ceiling going, ‘What am I going to do with my life?’
John Mayer
Mr. Arthur Ashe, he was good. I read some of his books. He knew about everything, but he was real quiet and didn’t talk much. I never met him.
Mike Tyson
Money? How did I lose it? I never did lose it. I just never knew where it went.
Edith Piaf
When I looked into the eyes of the people who knew Laci best, I saw something I didn’t want to see: a group of people who desperately loved Laci, and who were beginning to suspect she wasn’t coming home.
Amber Frey
I always knew who I was, and I always ran from my true purpose… I know what my job is. And I always ran from it.
Kevin Gates
Black people comprehend the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs… I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts. I had to face the fear/loathing at its source or it would consume me whole.
Maya Angelou
I sort of knew I was a bit of a drama queen. I always threw tantrums, so I knew I wasn’t a normal child.
Millie Bobby Brown
I thought Portland had a really good chance. But after we didn’t win it, I knew my time was up there. But it wasn’t a totally bad situation for me there. It was a great situation coming out of high school.
Jermaine O’Neal
I never liked Hans Christian Andersen because I knew he was always getting at me.
J. R. R. Tolkien
I knew from an early age that people didn’t see the different sides of me. I formulated a kind of bi-cultural identity quite early, and I was always very comfortable with it, but I knew people didn’t quite see that.
Gurinder Chadha
In a vague way, I always knew neurosurgery was different – more delicate, more difficult, more demanding. After all, we say things like, ‘I’m no brain surgeon,’ for a reason.
Sam Kean
When I was very young I was sort of floored by the fact that my mother and my father and everyone I knew was going to die one day, and myself too. I had a sort of a philosophical crisis. I couldn’t believe that we were mortal.
Lana Del Rey
I knew there was an old axe down cellar; that is all I knew.
Lizzie Andrew Borden
I was 30 years old and this girl I knew found out I had never gotten high. Nobody had ever told me about marijuana.
Jack Herer
The ‘Axis of Evil’ was – and is – very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.
Michael Ledeen
I was so embarrassed about mispronouncing words. I just knew how to smile.
Adriana Lima
I knew San Francisco when it was a wild place during Prohibition. There were more speakeasies than churches, and you could always get a drink.
Jackie Coogan
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
Epicurus
I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
Cat Stevens
Before I came out, the thought of someone calling me gay, even when I knew very well that I was, was petrifying.
Troye Sivan
I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.
Layne Staley
The only thing Hulk Hogan ever knew was how to make Hulk Hogan. He couldn’t tell you how to make AJ Styles or Samoa Joe. What’s Hulk Hogan going to tell Samoa Joe? He doesn’t know anything to even tell him; he’s got zero to offer.
Bret Hart
Not a day goes by where I’m not reminded of Gollum by some person in the street who asks me to do his voice or wants to talk to me about him. But because ‘The Hobbit’ has been talked about as a project for many years, I knew that at some point I’d have to reengage with him.
Andy Serkis
I can remember loving to recruit. I knew I was going to do my best. But traveling and recruiting doesn’t appeal to me any more. It’s not as much fun as it used to be.
Bear Bryant
I always tell my dad he was training me to be a pro before he even knew it.
Aaron Donald
I can’t explain it, but from the first day I stepped into a wrestling ring, I knew that one day I was going to be a big superstar. I knew that one day I would be the NWA World Heavyweight Champion like my hero, Lou Thesz.
Dusty Rhodes
I knew I wanted to do something creative. I didn’t think I’d have the luxury of doing something like that, because I didn’t know anyone who had pursued anything they really adored, but I had dreams for singing or writing.
Lana Del Rey
Why don’t we have enough teachers of math and science in the public schools? One answer is well, if they knew the subject well, they’d also know enough to work for Google or Goldman Sachs or God knows where.
James Harris Simons
In my world, before I knew about Eddie Van Halen, I was playing piano, and at that point in my teenage life, I thought he was just a guitar player.
Lzzy Hale
I believe that Americans should be deeply skeptical of government power. You cannot trust people in power. The founders knew that. That’s why they divided power among three branches, to set interest against interest.
James Comey
I wasn’t a dancer learning to play Baby Houseman. I was Baby Houseman learning to play a dancer. I was someone who’d never done any Latin dance. I’d taken jazz classes and ballet growing up in New York, so I had dance in me, and I knew I loved it, but I’d never done a dance audition.
Jennifer Grey
I never pondered during my struggling phase that I should have become an engineer, as I knew that was not my life. I couldn’t have lived it. It would have been a very claustrophobic life.
Vicky Kaushal
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.
Warren Buffett
In 1989-90 I became one of the group known as the Jordanaires, a.k.a. the Bulls. From the day I arrived in Chicago, I knew what everyone else on the team did: Michael Jordan was a phenomenal talent.
B. J. Armstrong
I’d always intended to make ‘Far North’ straight after ‘The Warrior.’ We had the rights to the short story, the script was in development, and I knew where I wanted to shoot it. It just took a long time getting the script together and raising the finance.
Asif Kapadia
Carefully calculate the potential size of your market to make sure you can grow. Before starting Mint, I knew that there were about 20 million people who had purchased ‘Quicken’ or ‘Microsoft Money’ over the years, and 80 million people using online banking in the U.S. alone.
Aaron Patzer
Growing up on a farm, I saw that if I didn’t go to the military or go to school, and I knew my mom and my family wasn’t going to be able to send me to school out of their pocket, so it basically came down to athletics. I knew I didn’t want to work on a farm. I knew I didn’t want to do manual labor the rest of my life.
Shannon Sharpe
I didn’t know if I could make a good movie. But I knew I could make a respectful one.
Taylor Sheridan
When I heard Elvis Presley, then I knew I had to do music. Music is my god, and is the only love that has never left me. It has always been there and is my best friend.
Ville Valo
I really knew I wanted to be Adam, because Adam was the first man. Ant I chose because, if there’s a nuclear explosion, the ants will survive.
Adam Ant
I knew Spike Jonze would do something really interesting with it.
Tilda Swinton
I was an only child and grew up in York where my parents ran a surgical supplies shop. When I say I wish I had brothers and sisters, friends say it’s not what it’s cracked up to be, but I think it must be good to have someone who knew you from the beginning.
Kate Atkinson
I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.
Azzedine Alaia
I always knew I would come to London. I loved Glasgow, but it seemed filled with echoes of my parents’ lives, and sometimes you just want a city of your own.
Andrew O’Hagan
Rationally, I was convinced that the universe without God made no sense, but that simply was not the same as believing. But I also knew that I could not argue myself, or be argued, into faith.
Henry Grunwald
I always knew about the risks I was taking. Every year, someone you knew was killed racing. You had to ask yourself, do you enjoy driving these cars so much that you’re prepared to take that risk?
Niki Lauda
I can bore for England on the subject of James Bond. But I knew I couldn’t do it frivolously; I had to take it very seriously, however much fun I was having. And I had to make myself, you know, absolutely steeped in Bond and in Fleming and that world.
William Boyd
When I was young, I was very blessed to have this insight that my best work would be when I was an older actress. I just always knew that as a young actress.
Betty Buckley
I realised those things my ego needed – fame and success – were going to make me terribly unhappy. So I wrenched myself away from that. I had to. I had to walk away from America and say goodbye to the biggest part of my career because I knew, otherwise, my demons would get the better of me.
George Michael
I’ve never been one for keeping a journal, so my songs were my journals. They allowed me to express my feelings and let people know what was going on with me. I knew that somebody would relate.
Janet Jackson
He was so confident. But underneath that, behind the scenes, I knew Michael Jordan was a country kid from North Carolina, and it was that simple to him. He was a young man, at heart, who wanted to be one of the guys who loved to play and was willing to do whatever was necessary.
B. J. Armstrong
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
Paul Cezanne
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose… anything goes.
Cole Porter
I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
Abraham Lincoln
I grew up in the era when Dan Rather hated Richard Nixon. He was a newsman, but you knew what his opinion was.
Roger Ailes
I listened very, very carefully to the world around me to pick up the signals of when trouble was coming. Not that I could stop it. But it made me observant. That was helpful when I became a lawyer, because I knew how to read people’s signals.
Sonia Sotomayor
I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.
Carl Sandburg
My dad is Dominican, my mother’s Puerto Rican, and I got into bachata at the age of 10 or 11. When I started listening, it had a reputation for being music for hick people. I thought that had to be changed. I was born and raised in the Bronx, and I knew you make something cool if you’re cool.
Romeo Santos
If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they’d never marry.
O. Henry
When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.
Ken Kesey
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.
Joel Osteen
If the universe is running down like a clock, the clock must have been wound up at a date which we could name if we knew it. The world, if it is to have an end in time, must have had a beginning in time.
William Inge
I kept buying bucket hats. Next thing I knew, I felt like I didn’t look right without one.
Schoolboy Q
I knew I was an unwanted baby when I saw that my bath toys were a toaster and a radio.
Joan Rivers
I knew that Chelsea was a club that changed its manager reasonably often.
Eden Hazard
I knew I could control one thing, and that is my time and my hours and my effort and my efficiency.
Ryan Seacrest
Orchestra had a little brass ensemble on two tracks as well, but the rest was me. I knew I couldn’t continue in this direction, even if people liked it, because I can only duplicate myself.
Eberhard Weber
When I was playing, I always preferred to be meeting a side like the Faroe Isles or San Marino early doors. Do things right in those games, and you knew you would get six points on the board, at least be up and running and challenging in the group.
Chris Coleman
I find my greatest happiness in thinking of those days in Homestead when I labored to bring a thing to perfection entirely by myself. In the evenings, I would go into the hills and look down on my work, and I knew that it was good, and my heart was elated.
Charles M. Schwab
When I did A Soldier’s Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
Denzel Washington
My mom had a produce business in in Oxnard, and we used to take these long trips to talk to farmers and different distributors. She’d take us with her after picking us up from school, and she’d be blasting all this old soul music and R&B. I knew all those O’Jays songs before I knew Snoop or Dre or Tupac.
Anderson Paak
People had lost faith in me in Baltimore, and rightfully so. I knew that was not the guy I was.
Jake Arrieta
I was out dancing with one actress or another. And that got press. Even when it didn’t, the whole town knew I was a dancing fool, and since I couldn’t very well dance with a man, they saw me dancing with a lady, and they assumed the rest.
Cesar Romero
But, my dear, I knew when I was a baby what I wanted to do, and I’ll tell you, kiddo, if you don’t do what your heart tells you, you’ll never be real.
Shirley Booth
I don’t know if this is the kind of retrospective analysis that people are fond of applying to their work or actions, but it feels like I knew I was going to be famous and I knew that an element of that would be traumatic, so that if I could make myself something big and otherworldly, it would be a kind of defence.
Russell Brand
I was at a picnic, and there were a lot of songwriters. I remember praying, ‘God I wish you would give me a song.’ About five minutes later, my ears popped, and I saw everybody in slow motion. Nobody knew what I was experiencing.
Andrae Crouch
I was representing our chemical company clients, and I would routinely talk with or meet with the DuPont attorneys, would be there representing DuPont at these same cleanup sites. So I knew those folks.
Robert Bilott
I always knew I was destined for greatness.
Oprah Winfrey
I don’t think Pierre Trudeau knew how to be a husband. I couldn’t stay in that marriage.
Margaret Trudeau
Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
Michel de Montaigne
I could never hate anyone I knew.
Charles Lamb
Once, in a magazine interview, I said the difference between shoe ladies and bag ladies is that shoe ladies are just a bit classier. Finished! That started World War III among all the women I knew. I only meant that shoes do more for your look and body than bags do!
Kareena Kapoor Khan
I remember when I got my first (and only) iPad – excitement filled the air as I opened the box and stared at what was essentially a big iPhone but without the phone part. I knew I really wanted it, and at the same time, I knew I didn’t need it.
Rhys Darby
There are men and women still on the streets, and that’s all they are saying Can you spare a quarter? I come from a crowd of people who were current on the outlook on life, who were social and knew where they were and had some input into how things seemed to be.
Abbey Lincoln
Kevin Systrom of Instagram used to work for us as a consultant in the early days of Mint. I knew him a long time ago. Maybe I could have gotten in there. But with photo sharing, I don’t know if there’s an obvious business model. I don’t think there’s a competitive, sustainable advantage.
Aaron Patzer
I didn’t have life that good coming up. I wasn’t born with a lot of money. We weren’t dirt poor, but we weren’t rich. All I knew was struggle.
Gunna
My mum gave me pretty good genes in that department. She had gorgeous skin. That good English complexion. She never seemed to have a blemish that I knew of.
Julie Andrews
By refocusing our space program on Mars for America’s future, we can restore the sense of wonder and adventure in space exploration that we knew in the summer of 1969. We won the moon race; now it’s time for us to live and work on Mars, first on its moons and then on its surface.
Buzz Aldrin
If I knew what the next big thing was, I’d be doing it now.
Lawrence M. Krauss
Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew.
Cicely Tyson
Somewhere around the fifth, sixth album, we got this little formula together where we knew how to record Too $hort songs. You need the bassline, a good drum pattern, call in the keyboard, the guitars – it’s just a way we mixed it all together.
Too Short
It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Henry Rollins
On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn’t observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.
Bobby Seale
He knew the lie of silence to be as evil as the lie of speech.
Gilbert Parker
When the whole fighting thing started, I never knew at the end it was going to be all about your record. I never had that mentality. I wanted to fight everybody.
B. J. Penn
I grew up with park jams. That’s how I knew about rap… The local MCs would grab the mic and start rapping. I just used to be so in awe and fascinated and like, ‘Wow, this is amazing!’ But I would never, ever touch the mic. Heck no.
Pepa
He did not know what love was. And he did not know what good it was. But he knew he carried it around with him, a scabrous spot of rot, of contagion, for which there was no cure.
Harry Crews
Lisa entered YG four months before me, so she actually knew Seoul better than I did.
Jisoo
I’ve had multiple concussions. I’ve had to stop fighting when I was 32, because according to my doctor, it was the 2nd concussion. No, it was the 2nd concussion he knew of.
Bruce Buffer
I never was a person that said, ‘I’m gonna be a rapper.’ I thought I would be a doctor. I just knew how to rap, and it was a cool thing to do, so I started doing it for fun.
Remy Ma
We lived many lives in those whirling campaigns, never sparing ourselves; yet when we achieved, and the new world dawned, the old men came out again and took our victory to re-make in the likeness of the former world they knew.
T. E. Lawrence
My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well. I was amazed; I never knew they worked.
Les Dawson
The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I did not know all the facts – we have learned only recently how close we were to war – but I knew enough to make me tremble.
Joseph Rotblat
I knew him, but never felt that I got really close to Saint Laurent. But who really did? Betty Catroux, maybe.
Suzy Menkes
It didn’t matter what we did or where we did it as long as we were together. We knew we’d found what most people either pursue in years of futile search or dismiss as a fantasy at the outset: the missing half of ourselves. The real thing.
John Perry Barlow
In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
Brian Eno
When I came to Mumbai from Indore, I knew nobody.
Kartik Aaryan
I felt very honored, and I knew that people would be watching very closely, and I felt it was very, very important that I do a good job.
Sally Ride
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
Thomas Babington Macaulay
When I was young, they thought I was from outer space. I was the only gay person they probably knew, and they struggled with that. Everybody knew I was gay. They just didn’t want to talk about it.
Gilbert Baker
The only thing that I discovered very early on is that, even though we might change schools and cities and towns and states, the books in the library were the same. They had the same covers. They had the same characters. I could go and visit those people in the library as if I knew them.
J. Michael Straczynski
It was sad leaving ‘All Saints’ because I was leaving a family that had nurtured me and looked after me for a couple of years, and at the same time that particular storyline wasn’t a surprise to me. I knew I was going. It had been worked out very carefully over many months.
Chris Vance
Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.
Lloyd Bentsen
If I knew for a certainty that a man was coming to my house with the conscious design of doing me good, I should run for my life.
Henry David Thoreau
I tried out for my basketball team every year and I never made it. You had to buy the shoes before you knew if you were on the team because it took a few weeks for them to ship. I bought the shoes every year, never once made the team, had a ton of high school basketball shoes.
Adam DeVine
Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.
James Longstreet
All I knew growing up was that my father was married to and loved my momma, period. He worked hard, made some money, and put it on the dresser. She spent it on the family, and he went out and earned some more. He taught me the most about love.
Steve Harvey
Even when I was struggling and had horrible day jobs and wanted to be successful but wasn’t finding my way in, I knew what I had to do. I knew I had to keep working at it and keep putting material out there, even if no one was paying me for it.
Billy Eichner
There were no artists in Ossining, which was the home of Sing Sing prison. Most of the parents of the guys I knew were guards there.
Peter Falk
As a player, I always felt confident that if I was caIm, my teammates knew, ‘He’s going to do something to help us win.’ As a coach, my hands are really tied. I got to believe in my players. If they see I’m calm, they’ll believe I trust them, which I do.
Jason Kidd
Henderson had a thousand times more to do with the discovery of insulin than had Macleod. In the first place, he knew more about it. In the second place, he was consulted before every series of experiments, and he advised, criticized, or commended.
Frederick Banting
I was a Senate spouse for many, many years. I kept my own career. I was teaching and Joe was doing politics. I realized when we were elected vice president that I had a platform and I knew I was not going to waste my platform. It was going to focus women and girls’ education.
Jill Biden
I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliche – a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress.
Meghan Markle
I do not think I could myself be brought to support a man for office whom I knew to be an open enemy of, and scoffer at, religion.
Abraham Lincoln
Personally speaking, growing up as a gay man before it was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was to feel different, to feel alienated and to feel not like everyone else. But the very same thing that made me monstrous to some people also empowered me and made me who I was.
John Logan
I always knew that I was called to do something. I didn’t know what, but I finally rationalized after I met Martin – and it took a lot of praying to discover this – that this was probably what God had called me to do: to marry him.
Coretta Scott King
I lost my father four years ago to what was the culmination of a manic episode that seemingly, to my family, came completely out of the blue after 59 years on this earth with no issues that we knew about, at least – sort of a normal run-of-the-mill guy who did his job and came home and had a family.
Chris Wood
I knew I had to show everybody that I could excel at something. But I didn’t know what.
Steve Prefontaine
I never really grew up being political or Labour. It was just a realisation that where you were born mattered. That how you spoke mattered… who you knew mattered.
Jo Cox
I grew up the biggest fan of the Cure. Knew every lyric, had every album, B-side, single, poster, everything. Then cut to fifteen years later, and we’re working on songs together. Ridiculous.
Mark Hoppus
I knew, of course, that trees and plants had roots, stems, bark, branches and foliage that reached up toward the light. But I was coming to realize that the real magician was light itself.
Edward Steichen
Ultimately, Dead Prez should have went multi-platinum. But when people didn’t rally around them, I knew the black hip-hop audience had become far less politicized.
Killer Mike
Already when I was very young, I was a fabulador. I loved to give my own version of stories that everybody already knew.
Pedro Almodovar
I’ve got to give Larry Bird his due; he was a great player. He knew the game and he was smart.
Dennis Rodman
One of my insecurities was my looks. I was short, cute and chubby, and Dad used to call me his ‘little fat sausage.’ But I always knew I had musical talent.
Suzi Quatro
True confession time: I never know where a book is going. I get a gut feeling the story is there, then pursue it with the enthusiasm of a hunting tiger on a trail. If I knew where I was going, I’d get bored out of my mind and stop writing.
Jane Lindskold
I never went to fashion school. I didn’t know what a designer was. I knew I had something, but I didn’t know what it was. And it could just have easily been nothing.
Ralph Lauren
In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
Unknown
Ever since I was a kid, I knew I could play in the NFL because I had a knack for the game. But I can’t play this game forever. When I’m finished, maybe I’ll become a motivational speaker, maybe a preacher. But children need to know that life may be hard, but you can always overcome.
Ed Reed
In baseball, you have to remain calm, cool, and collected. In football, you can let out a little anger sometimes. It was a fun game, and I liked it, but I knew in my heart I was going to play baseball.
Aaron Judge
In New York, you are competing with Times Square lights and all of that, so you’ve got to be 300 pounds and crazy to get anyone’s attention. Then, you can refine yourself. I always knew under those 300 pounds and tracksuits was a refined, slim, dignified man.
Al Sharpton
I knew it would be painful to write a memoir.
Jesmyn Ward
There is nothing in a name. My husband, Santhosh Menon, called me Navya at first, which I did not like as it was my screen name. He knew me as Navya and found calling me Dhanya strange, so he came up with a pet name.
Navya Nair
How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before.
Mark Twain
Jacques Doillon wanted me to be in his film, ‘La Fille Prodigue,’ and there I was, expecting, for some reason, this great bearded man, when a splendid looking red-Indian style man appeared at my door. I said no to his film because I knew that if I said yes, I would run off with him.
Jane Birkin
Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.
Casey Stengel
I went in to Reading with the full backing of the chairman, who was great to me, and I got 20 games. Even though it was a three-year project, and I was the guy who knew the club more than anyone, I got the sack after 20 games. Funnily enough, it had just started to pick up, but they lost their patience.
Brendan Rodgers
You hear people say, ‘Well, I was going to say this, but I knew I couldn’t get through it without crying.’ Well, like, think of all the great things we didn’t hear because of that.
Jennifer Palmieri
During the 2012 Olympics, I decided to put on some cheesy pop because I knew Ellen White liked it. The first song was ‘Reach for the Stars’ by S Club 7, and before I knew it, everyone was singing it – suddenly it was our song.
Alex Scott
Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.
Leon Kass
My mum had this amazing ability to deflect things, and from an early age, I knew what I was not supposed to talk about.
John Lanchester
I half knew what to expect when I saw the cricket ground in the morning. It was when I started to talk to people working out there, I began to find what I was looking for.
Ian Botham
I had a very good job in corporate America, but I quickly knew that was not how I was wired.
Bill Rancic
I’m of a fearsome mind to throw my arms around every living librarian who crosses my path, on behalf of the souls they never knew they saved.
Barbara Kingsolver
When it comes to electronic music, I started listening to a lot of Daft Punk, way before I knew what house music was, and then progressed into a lot of Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Laidback Luke.
Avicii
There are a lot of people who know me who can’t understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
A. Bartlett Giamatti
Growing up, I knew I was different. But I didn’t know what it meant to be Aboriginal. I just knew that I had a really big, extended family. I was taught nothing about who we were or where we came from.
Adam Goodes
Both my parents had heavy accents, and so did everybody they knew. It’s a rhythm thing – people who speak English where they have to hesitate and think of the right word. And I think it rubbed off.
Christopher Walken
From the time I could play the piano, I remember trying to write tunes. They were in my head, and I would just sit down and start noodling. Next thing I knew, I had written a melody.
Marvin Hamlisch
No one undertakes research in physics with the intention of winning a prize. It is the joy of discovering something no one knew before.
Stephen Hawking
When I played, I would never, ever try to run Reggie Miller off the line because I knew Reggie. If I ran at him, and I was trying to run him off the line, I was going to get kicked.
B. J. Armstrong
I knew that to be successful, I had to be more than a scorer. I had to become a leader. It’s not about scoring. It’s about doing what my team needs me to do.
Jimmy Butler
When I was young, I read the Bible, and I already knew what it meant to be the good guy – and look what happened to Jesus. So, I already understood that you get ridiculed for telling the truth, and I’ve always been aware of that. But, I’m a guy with confidence, and I’m not afraid.
Damon Dash
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
Yogi Berra
I knew the moment it happened, it was a miracle. I could have been kissing her when she threw up. It would have scarred me for life. I may never have recovered.
M. Night Shyamalan
Be assured that if you knew all, you would pardon all.
Thomas a Kempis
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Rene Descartes
I knew how to sell. I felt confident I could run a business. I was willing to outwork anyone. I wasn’t afraid to live like a student on next to nothing. So that meant I had absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
Mark Cuban
For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it.
Frank Gehry
People were laughing at us and we knew it was our fault. The scandal caused us a lot of pain but I guess it made us face reality.
Rob Pilatus
My older brother and myself always played together in bands, but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
Wynton Marsalis
The day I decided I didn’t want to be a 19th-Century European curator, I knew I would never have the experience of people coming and going ‘ooh’ and ‘aah,’ the way they do around the Monets. It just doesn’t happen.
Thelma Golden
I honestly felt no envy or resentment, only astonishment at how much of a world there was out there and how much of it others already knew. The agenda for self-cultivation that had been set for my classmates by their teachers and parents was something I’d have to develop for myself.
Sonia Sotomayor
My brother Alan – who was seven years younger than me – died from leukemia when he was 52. He never knew a day’s good health – I wish I could have given him some of my good health. But he was always so cheerful and sweet.
Brian Blessed
A lot of directors don’t know what they want to do. Every director I’ve seen that was a good director that I’ve admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn’t sit there and think about it.
John Milius
Cruelty is all out of ignorance. If you knew what was in store for you, you wouldn’t hurt anybody, because whatever you do comes back much more forceful than you send it out.
Willie Nelson
Once I knew only darkness and stillness… my life was without past or future… but a little word from the fingers of another fell into my hand that clutched at emptiness, and my heart leaped to the rapture of living.
Helen Keller
I met Pierre Curie for the first time in the spring of the year 1894… A Polish physicist whom I knew, and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie, one day invited us together to spend the evening with himself and his wife.
Marie Curie
We went from a world where almost nobody knew anything about computers to a world where almost all of us are computer geeks for a huge fraction of our day. And I’d like to see that happen with the digital world of biological molecules, too.
George M. Church
I said, ‘Ooh, Dad, I want the yellow ones.’ He said, ‘Where?’ I said, ‘Right there, Dad. I want the yellow ones.’ Everybody goes, ‘Those are green’. That’s how I knew I was colorblind.
Michael Rosenbaum
A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.
Finley Peter Dunne
I guess the producers saw me and knew I was literate and I always tried to be alert and it’s funny because you have to have a sharpness to do those shows, especially some of the ones I did in later years.
June Lockhart
Performing arts was something I was always part of. That was may be the only common thread that ran throughout my education, throughout my schooling years. But apart from that, there were no friends or no long term associations. That was the only thing I knew was with me wherever I went.
Nimrat Kaur
If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment.
Henri Poincare
New ideas pass through three periods: 1) It can’t be done. 2) It probably can be done, but it’s not worth doing. 3) I knew it was a good idea all along!
Arthur C. Clarke
I always knew I wanted to be a technologist, so I went to Duke and got a degree in computer science and electrical engineering. Really, I thought my goal in life was to be an inventor, a problem solver, so I thought I needed a Ph.D. to be good at inventions, but it turns out that you don’t.
Aaron Patzer
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
Maya Angelou
I knew when my career was over. In 1965 my baseball card came out with no picture.
Bob Uecker
I started out real young as a tight end, but I was never getting the football. I knew when I played basketball, I loved to have control of the ball. When I played baseball, I was a pitcher. I always wanted to be the guy throwing the passes and making a difference, I guess.
Jim Kelly
Tonya Verbeek is a rival of mine I always come up against in the semis or the final of the Olympics. We have been fighting each other for a long time, so she knew my wrestling, and I knew hers… I was thinking that the only thing I could do was somehow to deceive her, anticipate her and get in my tackles.
Saori Yoshida
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
Margaret Fuller
I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!
Ryan Reynolds
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther
In Congress, there are some who are unashamed to aspire to eloquence, even to scholarship, but the only state legislator I ever knew who would not join in the mispronounceciation of a word for the sake of camaraderie with her fellows was former State Senator and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.
Molly Ivins
I knew two things from my father: keep working hard, stay humble, and someday you’ll be OK.
Eric Yuan
There was a side of me that knew I was gonna change the game, but I didn’t know how many people would respect it.
Nas
I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn’t going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I’ve ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn’t want to do whatever he did. So after that, I switched to Communications.
J. Cole
Lucio Tan Group has had an historic interest in education. From my days as a struggling working student, I knew that education is the key to escape from the clutches of poverty.
Lucio Tan
When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.
Bill Gates
Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wow factor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.
Saroo Brierley
Sixties models knew nothing about skin care.
Marie Helvin
I knew the exuberance of playing before an admiring audience and hearing my secret voice.
Elia Kazan
In modelling, it’s very hard to keep in touch with the people you knew when you started.
Azzedine Alaia
I grew up in east Tennessee, and everybody knew everybody’s business.
Kenny Chesney
Faith and service to others were pillars in Rev. DeBose’s life. I knew him as a very kind person and an outstanding public servant.
Marcia Fudge
That image is a couple different people’s homes that I knew growing up.
Zach Braff
The brain is the cornerstone of virtually every facet of our lives. I wish we knew more.
Tan Le
Fortunately, I grew up in a family that was grounded. My mother and father knew how to guide my career and look out for my best interests.
Larenz Tate
When we were making ‘Scam 92,’ we knew that it was something unique.
Pratik Gandhi
I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer the only thing I could control was what I ate, what I drank and what I would think.
Kris Carr
But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people.
Louis Farrakhan
I’ve always overworked in the weight room. I love working with weights. I knew they’d give me the strength I needed.
Florence Griffith Joyner
I wanted to be a forest ranger or a coal man. At a very early age, I knew I didn’t want to do what my dad did, which was work in an office.
Harrison Ford
If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.
John Churton Collins
I learned English kind of late. I remember when I got my first opportunity to work in America, I didn’t speak a lot of English, so I only really knew my lines for the movie I was doing.
Penelope Cruz
I think the Founding Fathers probably knew what they were doing in setting up the government to have a healthy tension between the executive branch and the legislative branch.
Gina Raimondo
Once upon a time the world was sweeter than we knew. Everything was ours; how happy we were then, but then once upon a time never comes again.
Johnny Mercer
There’s an academic tradition called the ‘Last Lecture.’ Hypothetically, if you knew you were going to die and you had one last lecture, what would you say to your students? Well, for me, there’s an elephant in the room. And the elephant in the room, for me, it wasn’t hypothetical.
Randy Pausch
I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.
Michael Collins
I always knew I was going to be something. I didn’t know what.
Lil Yachty
In ninth grade, I came up with a new form of rebellion. I hadn’t been getting good grades, but I decided to get all A’s without taking a book home. I didn’t go to math class, because I knew enough and had read ahead, and I placed within the top 10 people in the nation on an aptitude exam.
Bill Gates
Experience was my only teacher; I knew little of the modern art movement. When I first saw the works of the Impressionists, van Gogh, van Dongen, and Fauves, I admired it. But I had to seek the true way alone.
Piet Mondrian
Shakespeare is absolutely big in Africa. I guess he’s big everywhere. Growing up, Shakespeare was the thing. You’d learn monologues and you’d recite them. And just like hip-hop, it made you feel like you knew how to speak English really well. You had a mastery of the English language to some extent.
Ishmael Beah
They talked about how it was our rights as human beings to register and vote. I never knew we could vote before. Nobody ever told us.
Fannie Lou Hamer
My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
Vivien Leigh
Even at the age of 12, I knew I had to become a bodybuilder. I don’t know why or how, but I just knew.
Ronnie Coleman
The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
Enya
I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I’d done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.
Aaron Paul
My own grandmother went to great lengths to make sure I knew simple things like how and when to open the door for a lady. And the best thing my mama taught me was to pray.
Ronnie Dunn
Knowing that I was potentially going to be the first black Bachelorette actually held me back from wanting to do it. With the first, there’s always so much pressure. And I knew I was going to be new to the audience as a lead for a number of reasons – being over 30, being a career woman, and also being black.
Rachel Lindsay
My family always believed in me, even when I didn’t. Having that love and support made me not afraid of failing. I knew my mom would be proud of me just for taking a chance and pursuing my dream.
Nico Santos
If I knew of something that could serve my nation but would ruin another, I would not propose it to my prince, for I am first a man and only then a Frenchman… because I am necessarily a man, and only accidentally am I French.
Montesquieu
When I played Robin Hood, I knew the great role was Alan Rickman’s and it didn’t bother me. I always think that leading actors should be called the best supporting actors.
Kevin Costner
If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.
Mickey Mantle
If Americans knew how to deal with other people, they could bring peace to the world. Alas, they have not learned enough yet. The true American feels that he is 100 percent welcome anywhere he goes.
Nguyen Cao Ky
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
Oprah Winfrey
I played guitar all my life, all the way through the Yardbirds, but I knew that for me, this was going to be a guitar vehicle, because that’s what I wanted it to be. There is no way I would play guitar like a tour de force like I did in Led Zeppelin.
Jimmy Page
When I first arrived in the country, I really didn’t speak much of the language. I knew two words coming here, and they were ‘Hello’ and ‘Shut up.’
Ilhan Omar
I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don’t do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That’s how the game should be played.
Dustin Johnson
I have performed my one-man show ‘700 Sundays’ over 400 times now. There were only two times that I can honestly say I was nervous. The first was when I knew Mel Brooks was in the audience, and the second was when Sid Caesar came.
Billy Crystal
Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant
’24 Hour Party People’ was a comedy, and I knew that from the beginning.
Peter Hook
I told Mother of my decision to study medicine. She encouraged me to speak to Father… I began in a roundabout way… He listened, looking at me with that serious and penetrating gaze of his that caused me such trepidation, and asked whether I knew what I wanted to do.
Rita Levi-Montalcini
I say that in the most humble way: I always knew that I could perform with the best of ’em and I could deliver with the best of ’em.
Nipsey Hussle
I’m as moody and complex and private as anyone I ever knew.
Ryan O’Neal
Our house was like a hotel. It was a loony-tunes household. If you got arrested in high school, everyone knew: ‘Call Mrs. Evans; she’ll bail you out.’
Chris Evans
We knew it was going to be the biggest event scheduled in the history of women’s sports, but we didn’t ever fathom we would be playing before sold-out stadiums all over the country.
Lorrie Fair
As I got older, I knew my syndrome wasn’t going away. It was a hard pill to swallow. I wanted to look like everyone else and blend in, and I couldn’t find a way to make that happen. I couldn’t blame the doctors or my parents, so I blamed myself.
Lizzie Velasquez
I think Jesus was about bringing people together and connecting people in love, hanging out with the people who other people didn’t want to hang out with. Spending time with the worst of the worst because He knew those are the people who needed Him most.
Aaron Rodgers
Since that time I have had continuous contact with the persons who were completely unknown to me, except that I knew they would hand whatever information I gave them to the Russian authorities.
Klaus Fuchs
I had nothing growing up, but I always wanted to be ‘sexy,’ even before I knew what the word was.
Dolly Parton
Bill Gates has always been a mentor and inspiration for me even before I knew him. Just growing up, I admired how Microsoft was mission-focused.
Mark Zuckerberg
I knew what my job was; it was to go out and meet the people and love them.
Princess Diana
Anyone who is to find Christ must first find the church. How could anyone know where Christ is and what faith is in him unless he knew where his believers are?
Martin Luther
I didn’t want to do ‘Fashion Police’ because I thought, ‘This is stupid, this is beneath me, who wants to talk about fashion?’ It has taken off. We are the number one show in England on E! Who knew?
Joan Rivers
I always tried to stand out as a ref. I wore a long-sleeve black Under Armour t-shirt so that you knew I was the cool ref as opposed to the old dude.
Cody Rhodes
When I heard the royal family wanted to have me perform in celebration of Prince William’s marriage, I knew I had to give them a little something. ‘Wet’ is the perfect anthem for Prince William or any playa to get the club smokin’.
Snoop Dogg
I played American Legion ball starting when I was 14. But I didn’t catch until I was 17. I was 75-3 as a high school pitcher, but it was like everybody knew that I was supposed to be a catcher. When the scouts would come around, and I was pitching, they’d make me take infield practice so the scouts could watch me throw.
Johnny Bench
It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
Henry Bessemer
I gravitated towards Jim Ward, because I knew he was totally into the work aspect of being in a band.
Cedric Bixler-Zavala
I was 17 when I first started rapping and 18 before I started taking it seriously – when I really knew I could rap and have fans and be a trendsetter.
Lil Durk
I listened to George Carlin when I was a kid and knew every word of his routines.
Sean Hayes
As a young boy growing up in rural India, most of what I knew of the world was what I could see around me. But each night, I would look at the Moon – it was impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed me to dream beyond my village and country, and think about the rest of the world and space.
Naveen Jain
I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.
Lionel Messi
If people knew of ethics violations, they should have sent them to the Ethics Committee. If you think there was serious ethics violation that ought to be looked at, you don’t hold it back for retaliatory purposes.
Barney Frank
My being a writer and playing Scrabble are connected. If I have a good writing day, I’ll take a break and play online Scrabble. My favorite word as a child was ‘carrion,’ before I knew what it meant. I later created crossword puzzles, which was a lot about puns, and how words would create these strange, strange things.
Meg Wolitzer
I was very confused with where my life was heading, but I knew that whatever I did, music was going to be involved.
Khalid
I just wish we knew a little less about his urethra and a little more about his arms sales to Iran.
Andy Rooney
Since my education, I’ve done quite untraditional things. There are very few Etonians who went to Rada. And far fewer Etonians – certainly when I was there – went to Cambridge. I don’t know whether it’s the same now. Most people I knew went to Oxford, because it seemed more of an easy bridge.
Tom Hiddleston
There are some things I wish I never knew, but I am grateful for things that I have learned, too.
A. J. Cook
If I’d written all the truth I knew for the past ten years, about 600 people – including me – would be rotting in prison cells from Rio to Seattle today. Absolute truth is a very rare and dangerous commodity in the context of professional journalism.
Hunter S. Thompson
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
Jason Kidd
For nearly two years, I was flying above the planet with my camera. I knew straight away that this was something important to do, just at this moment, a portrait of the planet for the millennium year. I worked in 80 countries, fighting for money all the time.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
I was a baby when I began, but I knew exactly what I wanted to wear myself. I became a jewelry designer because I knew how to do something with a pencil and sketch my ideas.
Elsa Peretti
At 16, I got housing benefit, and I had my own flat in an old woman’s house. I was the only 16-year-old I knew living alone.
Roisin Murphy
I had T-Pain on one of my singles before anyone really knew of him. I was the first one to put that to life of having T-Pain on the hook.
E-40
Depend upon it there comes a time when for every addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out the useful ones.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I taught myself how to play guitar – pretty badly, but I knew enough about music to start to figure it out.
Minnie Driver
I just knew that was what I wanted to do. I was going to perform as a singer; I was going to perform as a dancer, and I was, you know, going to do movies and be an actress. I was going to do it or die trying. That’s what my life was.
Jennifer Lopez
For about three or four years, I was in a lot more physical pain and stress than anybody knew. When I would meet people, I was kind of standoffish. That was because I was in a bit of a funk.
Tom Green
We’ve always had this experience that things take long, but I’m 100% convinced that our principles will in the end prevail. No one knew how the Cold War would end at the time, but it did end. This is within our living experience… I’m surprised at how fainthearted we sometimes are and how quickly we lose courage.
Angela Merkel
If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
A. P. Herbert
I knew I was dog meat. Luckily, I’m the high-priced dog meat that everybody wants. I’m the good-quality dog meat. I’m the Alpo of the NBA.
Shaquille O’Neal
I knew there were, in myself, the souls of millions of people who lived centuries ago; not just people but animals, plants, the elements, things, even, matter. All of these exist in me.
Klaus Kinski
I thought, ‘I have ideas. I’m creative.’ I just didn’t see why I should be pigeon-holing myself in the business world or staying in corporate America when I already knew that I was capable of taking risks.
Payal Kadakia
I knew I wanted to write novels, but I could not finish what I started. The closer I got, the more ways I’d find to screw it up.
Steven Pressfield
I was an only child, and I spent a lot of time alone. My dad was an only child, too, so we didn’t have a big family, and I was really close with both of my parents. Like any kid, I thought I knew more than they did.
Richard Jenkins
If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti – and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera… which can spread like wildfire in Haiti… This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.
Paul Farmer
I knew my ways were unfulfilling. I chased power, pleasure, possessions, something satisfying. I knew I kept getting let down. I knew it was insanity, and I was never going to find fulfillment, but I didn’t know what else to look for.
Lecrae
Symbolism is alright in ‘fiction,’ but I tell true life stories simply about what happened to people I knew.
Jack Kerouac
I have always been a learner because I knew nothing.
Sidney Poitier
I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star.
Maureen O’Hara
I knew it was gonna go out. It was just a question of it being fair or foul. The wind must have carried it 15 feet toward the foul pole. I just stood there and watched. I didn’t want to miss seeing it go out.
Carlton Fisk
When the Bangladesh war happened, people in Pakistan who did not support it were called unpatriotic. My father was in the jail at that time, and a lot of those who knew my family used to call us children of a traitor.
Asma Jahangir
I always wanted to do something I knew I could love to wake up and do every day, and rap was just second nature to me, growing up in Harlem. I never really had to try.
Dave East
I knew Portuguese football and I knew that Rio Ave was a medium-sized club but I also knew they are organised off the pitch. We felt that we could achieve something special playing in a different way.
Carlos Carvalhal
I’d never been in a police state. I didn’t know what it was. I knew that it was, in the general way that people know that two and two is four, but it had no emotional value for me until I found myself in the middle of it.
Alan Furst
I was named after my Jewish grandfather who left Poland early in the 20th century. What I knew from an early age was that he had lived most of his life in England, his Jewish wife had died, and he married a non-Jewish woman who was my grandmother.
Morris Gleitzman
We got in the ring and wrestled almost every night and didn’t have many days off… The only thing I knew for certain when I got in the ring was exactly how I went in. We told a story and the match was the story.
Ted DiBiase Sr.
In fact, the sense of positioning, anticipation, is something very natural. I always knew where the ball was going to drop.
Filippo Inzaghi
I knew the big following ‘Stranger Things’ had, and I really liked the show, but even if I hadn’t known what the show was, I still really related to the character, and I really liked the material.
Sadie Sink
When the fearsome foursome of rock music, Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, and Jerry Lee Lewis, decided to show up in Toronto for a rock and roll festival, I knew we had to go there to try to get them all on film.
D. A. Pennebaker
You know, it wasn’t even that I’m a funny guy, I just loved stand-up comedy and I wanted to do it. It was one of the few things in my life that I knew I was going to be able to do, and I also felt as though I’d be able to do it the way I wanted to do it.
Bill Burr
I knew I would never be cast as the pretty girl.
Christina Ricci
Everyone on ‘The Goonies’ and everyone on ‘Lord Of The Rings’ knew that we were a part of something that was going to be big.
Sean Astin
Everybody in the world knew who I was before I knew who I was.
Michael J. Fox
I specifically did not read other First Ladies’ books, because I didn’t want to be influenced by how they defined the role. I knew that I would have to find this role – very uniquely and specifically to me and who I was.
Michelle Obama
Everybody’s seen a stream or a wood they knew replaced by a strip mall.
Tom Scholz
I knew I had to make a sacrifice to do what I’ve always wanted to do.
Brandy Norwood
Before I really knew country music, I listened to pop, and I still do.
Kelsea Ballerini
I fought in Korea, front line. I knew who the enemy were. The enemy were the people who were firing at me. And shooting at me.
Douglas Wilder
I’ve never been one that really won with major-name collaborators. You take, for instance, ‘Angel’ with Rayvon. ‘It Wasn’t Me’ was with Rikrok. Nobody knew who those guys were.
Shaggy
The worst-tempered people I’ve ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.
Addison Mizner
My grandfather was an amazing man. You talk about character and integrity, everyone who knew him, whether they agreed with him or not, said, ‘George Romney is a good man, and he sticks to his principles: a man of honesty and hard work, integrity.’
Tagg Romney
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
Marilyn Monroe
He that knew all that learning ever writ, Knew only this – that he knew nothing yet.
Aphra Behn
When you live in Paris, and fashion is such a point of pride for the French, it’s always around and you’re very much exposed to it from an early age. It was always something I knew about and really liked.
Joseph Altuzarra
I always read all these books about the slaves. My mother is very educated. My father would talk to us like we were grown men. We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
Wynton Marsalis
I spent a long time in London on the stage, and you knew exactly what you were going to be doing. You not only knew the performance, but you also knew exactly where you would stand.
Daniel Sharman
Back when we won the 170-pound title, I knew we were going to go back and get the 155-pound title but the 145-pound title wasn’t even a thought in the mind. We would have had that title already if it was around.
B. J. Penn
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
Albert Camus
When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.
Robert Duvall
For anyone watching Ring of Honor out of the gate, they knew when they were watching an ROH event that they were watching a different level of wrestler from what they had seen.
Adam Cole
Know thyself? If I knew myself I would run away.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
Robert Frost
When I came to Mumbai, I knew that I am an actor but I am not a working actor. To keep this actor alive, I had to feed him, I took up the casting job so that I can run my house.
Abhishek Banerjee
I knew quite a lot about politics before I went to Parliament.
Ruth Rendell
They would not find me changed from him they knew – only more sure of all I thought was true.
Robert Frost
I really liked doing a number of the projects and directors, and etc., etc., I knew about half-way through that I would never be doing that again. It’s just not me. I really am happy as a part-time film composer, not a full-time film composer.
Danny Elfman
I decided that the stock market was not an option for IKEA. I knew that only a long-term perspective could secure our growth plans, and I didn’t want IKEA to become dependent on financial institutions.
Ingvar Kamprad
The worst tempered people I have ever met were those who knew that they were wrong.
David Letterman
We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis.
Barack Obama
There’ll never, ever be another Vince McMahon. Whether you like him, dislike him, love him, or whatever, the guy was a smart man. He knew what to do, and he knew how to do it.
Paul Orndorff
Truman fired the popular Gen. Douglas MacArthur because he disobeyed orders in the Korean War. Johnson knew that he had reached the endgame in Vietnam when Gen. William Westmoreland, the top commander in Vietnam, requested 240,000 more troops in 1968 for the prolonged war that also could not be won.
Helen Thomas
The first time I stepped on stage in the local theatre I knew what I needed to do – I knew I had found the right place to be.
Adrian Dunbar
I was a mathematician by nature, and still am – I just knew I didn’t want to be a mathematician. So I decided not to take any mathematics courses.
Stephen Sondheim
I do reflect on it sometimes, going, ‘Wow, if I knew what I knew now I would be such a better server.’
Sebastian Maniscalco