Learnt Quotes by Andrew Strauss, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Raveena Tandon, Atif Aslam, Yuzvendra Chahal, Joshua Jackson and many others.
I learnt that as soon as you have a negative thought, just push it to the back of your mind. The question is, when it’s you versus 11 others; can you be positive under pressure? That’s what defines winners.
I learnt to be fearless.
Why do our kids need to be protected from flu? Isn’t that something only for the cold western countries who have long, cold, below-zero winters? That’s what I thought until I learnt that India’s tropical weather facilitates circulation of viruses around the year, unlike the West, which sees a peak only during winter.
My parents keep me grounded. I’ve spent a lot of time on my own in my life, and I’ve learnt the hard way.
I don’t want to bulk up as that would affect my bowling and running style. I have learnt to accept my body and I handle criticism positively.
I have lots of hard-earned knowledge about women through heartbreak – and social faux pas. When I was about 15, thinking I was engaging in light conversation, I asked a woman when she was due. Of course, she wasn’t pregnant. I learnt the lesson never to ask again.
I learnt tennis, swimming, basketball and several others, but the sport I loved the most was golf.
I found myself doing all these action-adventure movies, and it’s been a fantastic experience, and I’ve learnt a lot.
After intensive body building for eight years, I went to the U.S. for training. There, I learnt the art of wrestling. Later, I went to Japan and joined a wrestling group.
I have learnt from experience that being insecure never helps, and neither does pulling anyone’s leg.
I feel I have learnt a lot on the sets of ‘Beyond The Clouds,’ and it will be a life-long learning for me.
My father used to say that you haven’t learnt anything about politics unless you’ve been out of power for at least 10 years. That’s why I am certain I am here to stay.
The first thing you have to get used to in any kind of acting is the ability to make a fool of yourself. If you haven’t learnt how to make a fool of yourself, you shouldn’t be on the boards. That’s absolutely what it’s all about.
I always learnt that to play well, you have to train hard, so every time I go on the training pitch, I try to give my best and to improve.
The most important and invaluable lesson I’ve learnt in the past 20 years of being in filmdom is to never look back.
In North Korea, we learnt all Americans are the enemy; they are not human.
From Mahmud Ghazni to Ahmed Shah Abdali, Punjab was hit by marauders so many times that we have learnt to laugh even at death.
I learnt to always keep my mind open to new ideas and looked at each new assignment as an opportunity to learn and prove myself.
I grew up in a world with my father where you learnt to iron, you learnt to cook, you learnt how to clean the toilet… I want my children to be the same… I want them to be anywhere in the world and be able to cope.
I started slow in life and made many mistakes but I have learnt from them.
I think people took a while to accept me for who I am, and I’ve learnt to articulate myself better when on camera.
I turned into a monk when my mother went to learn Buddhism in Burma. While she learnt at the monastery, I used to roam around with a begging bowl and ask for food.
Yes, I remember as a child, I would potter around my mother in the kitchen and want to participate in everything she was doing. I have learnt most of my cooking from her. I also used to irritate her with a lot of questions.
In the past, when we toured countries like Australia or South Africa, we struggled, but we also got to learn a lot, and we learnt to cope with pressure.
The food wasn’t very good in the first kitchen I ever worked in. But it was very busy, so I learnt to be fast, absorb pressure, use a knife, and say, ‘Yes, chef.’
Whenever I would go to Hrithik’s vanity van to chat or rehearse lines, I’d see him working out or watching inspirational videos. One thing that I’ve learnt from him is that, as an actor, you have to worship your body.
I’ve learnt how to develop routines. To play with each bit. To enjoy expanding on it. To get used to the stage being mine.
I was diagnosed with ADD when I was 14. Weirdly enough, I then learnt, through doing different things, to concentrate.
I have learnt three things from Barry John which are applicable to life, too: Don’t expect anything from another actor, one shouldn’t judge, and one shouldn’t block things.
What I have learnt from my time at Barcelona is the invisible work that goes on off the pitch. It’s about the fine details.
I’ve worked really hard in this industry and feel I’ve learnt a few things along the way.
I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn’t really move around, I started playing around with it… putting the scent inside and dried flowers, and that’s it.
At 50, you have learnt to accept yourself, and that helps you also understand and accept your partner better.
I turned off my Google alerts in 2009 as I learnt that following yourself on the Internet very quickly becomes unhealthy.
But I certainly made mistakes, for which I regret, I think most human beings in their lifetime make mistakes, mine ended up in two years prison – two very remarkable years from which I learnt a lot.
I know a lot of people who support football teams don’t care about fashion. For them, it can be quite weird to see someone looking very different. But I’ve learnt not to read the comments.
In football, you can’t always have it your own way. You can’t always have the good times. You are going to have bad spells and periods when you are not playing well. It is something I have to deal with. I have learnt to deal with it.
As an individual, I’ve learnt a lot about life – some things that proved to be helpful and some things I wish I never knew.
I was scared of water, so I learnt swimming.
There is so much that I have learnt from Shilpa. She also didn’t come from any filmi background, so I took lessons from her mistakes.
I always used to want everyone to like me, because it used to hurt so much when people made snidey comments or gave me bad reviews, but I’ve learnt to deal with it.
At times, when everything is good, you enjoy your peak, but you are sometimes not able to differentiate between right and wrong – everything seems to be good even if you know it’s bad. So this is what I have learnt.
Most of what I’ve learnt is too personal or controversial to share, but nevertheless, experiences have helped me understand things better and have been necessary for what my journey in future will be.
I learnt a lot in government, and I’ve learnt a lot since leaving government. The kind of journey of being in government is that you start at your most popular and least capable, and you end at your most capable and least popular.
One person might be able to learn by reading, another will have a good audio memory, and another will make notes in different colored pens. I have a more multi sensory memory – I remember what I was doing when I learnt it and where I was.
The biggest thing I have learnt is not to overdo make-up – less is more.
The one important lesson that I have learnt in my life is that embrace life as it comes.
I could lie and say my wife cooks for me, but she doesn’t. My wife has never learnt cooking but she has great cooks at home.
I learnt a lot from eating junk food.
You’re never going to get used to walking into a room and have people screaming at you. There’s a lot of things that come with the life you could get lost in. But you have to let it be what it is. I’ve learnt not to take everything too seriously.
I would type in things like, ‘How to play beginner songs on guitar,’ and one of the first I learnt was ‘Hey, Soul Sister’ by Train. I taught myself these chords I didn’t know the name of and slowly started to get the hang. I was obsessed with it.
If there’s one thing I’ve learnt, it’s that I don’t think a man ever looks better than when he’s in a suit. So I’m wearing them increasingly, not in my personal life, but in my professional life, and I’m really enjoying it.
You learnt that, whatever you are doing in life, obstacles don’t matter very much. Pain or other circumstances can be there, but if you want to do a job bad enough, you’ll find a way to get it done.
For ‘Manikarnika’, I’ve learnt horse riding and sword fighting, so I have gone out of my comfort zone.
I’ve learnt to be more patient, more comfortable on the ball, and the number of goals I’ve scored, I’m happy.
Collin Jackson was a little before my time and he was a really good athlete. I’ve raced with him, but he’s now retired. He’s a really good role model and someone that I’ve learnt a lot from.
I don’t think I could have learnt as much about my craft working with stars. Just the sheer freedom you get while working with newcomers is exciting.
One of the biggest lessons I’ve learnt is patience. It’s critical when raising a child.
After I was elected as an MP, there were many who used to criticize me, but I still stood. This I have learnt from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is used to being criticized severally from his days in Gujarat.
During my engineering days, I learnt to value diversity, not to take shortcuts in life.
The most powerful lesson I learnt was to have faith in humanity.
The big things that I’ve learnt from my dad is that you can just say what you want to say.
The only thing that makes sense to me that I’ve learnt over the years is knocking tunes together.
It is the forces of the universe that make human beings fall ill. Having learnt to recognize how sun qualities and moon qualities live in plants, animals and minerals, we discover how we can find counterforces and also individual natural forces that point us towards medicines for specific internal illnesses.
Bad things written about me do bother me and affect me, but then I have learnt to take it in my stride. I have also learnt to keep quiet about certain things.
What I’ve learnt is that being a midwife is not a job about cute babies. And as a maternity care assistant there’s a lot of cleaning involved. It’s a vocation.
Belize suits me because I’m active and I like diving. I learnt when I was 18, in Thailand, and I have dived in Vietnam, which wasn’t great, the Red Sea, which was incredible and reasonably priced, and then the Maldives, which is like being submerged in an aquarium.
I’ve learnt to control worry, control doubt, control my inner Virgo.
You know, the one thing I’ve learnt or value from back in the day is the restraint and discipline you get when you’re limited by technology and equipment.
While I was playing football in the U.S., I learnt to play the guitar, and I’m picking it up again now.
I think I’ve learnt that there is no character so strange that you haven’t shared their experience in some small way.
Practice makes an actor excel. It is like cycling and motor driving. It is an art, which can be learnt and practised.
I’ve learnt new scales through playing different types of music, like Indian raga scales, gipsy scales and harmonically-based jazz scales.
You evolve with each and every film you do. In every film that I did, I learnt something or the other, and I am constantly learning and hopefully becoming better.
My children are, without question, the most wonderful thing. I’ve learnt more about myself through my children than any other experience in my life.
I have learnt this over time, that Peter Jones, you’ve gotta watch him.
I don’t have an MBA from Harvard Business School. I learnt everything on the job.
I may have a little bit of a talent for music, but I’ve learnt to tap into my own self when I write. When I put the drill bit inside my heart, sometimes I come up with something light and frothy, sometimes with something deep and painful, but it’s great to connect with the audience.
Song-writing in general, and vocally I’ve learnt a lot about myself. I want to get better and keep learning.
I think it is just a function of the fact that I moved around so much as a child that I learnt early on to make every place my home.
I’ve learnt that if you can’t get rid of something, you have to find a way to live with it.
We go through life owned by the stories we tell ourselves which are often historic and charged narratives – things we’ve learnt since childhood that we don’t even consciously realise are going on.
As actors, we want to show our acting prowess but one has to understand what to show and when to show. I learnt very early in my life that it is not required to be in the forefront all the time. There is a moment that belongs to you but when you are not needed, you need to disappear.
I do believe that if you haven’t learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
I learnt violin at school and hated it. I wish I’d learnt guitar or piano.
I have worked hard and learnt that I have to make a decision – whether I am going to conform and protect myself or not. I chose not to.
I’ve learnt to separate the woman who was my mother from the person who was a movie star. The star has survived, my mother didn’t.
Shifting from Tests to T20s is all about mental adjustment. I think adjusting to different conditions, in different situations is something I learnt by speaking to Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni.
I am very opinionated and sometimes a very irritating character but, I have learnt that the quest to learn is a journey, not a destination.
When I played 2 months in county cricket, I learnt a lot.
In the States is when I learnt about racism and I started to learn and embrace who I was.
I’ve learnt that the world over, everyone’s essentially the same. We are all trying to have a nice time and get along with things.
My mother was very keen I learn dance and I learnt so many forms.
When I look back, there isn’t a single film that I would disown becaus,e with every film, I’ve learnt a lot.
Politics kept me busy for a long time; I enjoyed my experience and learnt a lot.
I had learnt horse riding while shooting for a Bengali film earlier and was trained in sword fighting on the set of ‘Manikarnika’.
The game shapes you. I played for 20 years at all levels, apart from the Premier League. I had a disaster at Bristol City, where in two years I learnt more about myself, the industry, fans, how you get treated, than I ever learnt in my career.
Now, I think you’ll find a lot of rappers and artists are getting girl managers. It just makes sense. The guys in my team have learnt a lot from bringing girls in.
By the time you’re in your 30s, unless somebody makes the god-awful decision to gift you with a cooking class or salsa lessons, it may have been a while since you learnt something new.
Singing is something that I have learnt. I have given exams for it.
I’ve learnt that you’ve got to accept the audience you’ve got.
I learnt about plants from my father, who was a herbalist and an amateur microscopist.
You bring your strength to the game – that’s what I’ve learnt, and that’s what I try to bring to England.
At a young age, I was interested in comic books, which was really how I learnt to read. The name Cage came from a comic book character called Power Man.
Like Ekalaiva, I learnt a lot watching my father from afar. Though I did imitate him initially, I soon changed tack. When people have already watched and enjoyed M. R. Radha on screen, why would they need another?
One thing I’ve learnt is not to have a bucket list.
I did a whole lot of work before taking up my first movie. From TV commercials to Telugu films, I learnt a lot from them all.
Our human compassion binds us the one to the other – not in pity or patronizingly, but as human beings who have learnt how to turn our common suffering into hope for the future.
Over the years people would ask me which co-star have you been a fan of or admired. I have always said Rishi Kapoor and Kamal Haasan. They are my two co-stars from whom I have really learnt a lot. I have been a great fan of both of them.
The first song I learnt to play was Leaving on a Jet Plane.’
I can now say that the more I learnt about Islam, the more tolerant I became.
During the shooting of ‘Manthan,’ I lived in the hut, learnt to make cow dung cakes and milk a buffalo. I would carry the buckets and serve the milk to the unit to get the physicality of the character.
One of the things I learnt over the years is that there is a craft to writing, like there is a craft to acting. I hadn’t done my apprenticeship as a writer. I did try to be a writer for hire but I’m not any good at it.
I have never been to an acting school, and on the sets of ‘Karwaan,’ Irrfan was my acting school. By observing him, I learnt to improvise in the scenes along with focusing on the smallest of the details.
I’ve learnt the power of words. I’ve had the worst thrown at me.
Exactly the same with dancing, you can’t dance until you’ve learnt steps, the things your feet can do.
I’ve learnt that there’s a soul mate somewhere in this world. Till you don’t find that person, the search goes on.
I studied in Kerala, so learnt to read and write Malayalam.
I have learnt a lot from my past experience.
Mythology and history are my passion. I grew up in a religious family and learnt about our scriptures and philosophies. It’s the language I’m comfortable with.
You know, he’s a bit of a rock star, but I think he’s consciously learnt how to make people feel comfortable around him. Because otherwise, how could anyone act opposite him? The whole time you’d be thinking, ‘My god, it’s Johnny Depp!’
How can any one paint who cannot grade colors? How can any one write poetry who has not learnt to hear and see?
There weren’t any schools in my village, so I learnt to read and write from my mother. I played in the fields, sowing seeds, working with animals, jumping in the river, climbing trees.
I was very nervous about speaking in Punjabi. I have learnt it by heart.
I have learnt to respect others opinion more.
I learnt English later in life.
I learnt early to have little expectation so I protected myself from ever feeling greatly disappointed.
I learnt everything to do with music in my own time.
I’ve always had a burning desire to help people and make a difference in the world. I didn’t know how I could do that in modelling when it can be such a fake world. But my dad told me I could make a difference by being true to myself and teaching people what I’ve learnt about spirituality, health and nutrition.
But I like Harry Kane’s robustness and where Harry Kane’s come from as well. He dropped down into the lower leagues and learnt his trade on loan.
I’ve learnt that it’s possible to be as anonymous as you want. It’s a choice, and I’ve become very, very good at being anonymous.
On the field, aggression can sometimes be a positive emotion. It boosts performance and can lift your game. But over the years, I have learnt that restrained aggression is a better animal. That way, you will conserve your energy and won’t spend yourself quickly.
We kind of owe everything to ‘Byker Grove.’ It’s where we learnt to do what we do.
I have learnt that bullies use fear and intimidation as their primary weapons.
Instant telecommunication allows better and updated information, lessons learnt and problems encountered to be exchanged and debated, it alerts us more quickly to problems and brings to many households around the world visions and information which hopefully spur us to action.
I love to zoom in and study why a chord is making me feel a certain way, but then I’ve learnt to zoom out again. Because if I’m not actually feeling it, there’s not much point making it in the first place.
I’m a bit dyslexic so I found learning to read hard. I muddled up the letters but learnt to power through.
We learnt a lot from county cricket – even if we did not earn stacks of money from it.
I learnt a salutary lesson when I was being hired for the ‘Six O’Clock News’ and others were being fired, people who I thought were great, like Jill Dando. Letting her go was a big mistake, in my view. But that is probably going to be me one day – I’ll read about it in the press and that will be that.
My husband comes from a traditional Gujarati family, and loved his food. I learnt to make dal-dhokli, undhiyu and khandvi.
When films looked a little difficult I did two TV shows and learnt a lot. I even did modelling in between.
I learnt a lot about myself, I learnt a lot about other people and the problems they have. If I was lucky enough to live to a hundred, how I will feel about two per cent of my life being that way, I don’t know.
I’ve learnt that what you need to do is have standards that are agreed nationally and then allow people locally to work out what they need.
I learnt a thing or two about acting from theatre actor Robin Das who is from Odisha.
I respect opinions, I don’t give opinions on them. I learnt to respect them. And I also have a very clear opinion on Rivaldo. He was a great player and the image that comes to me is of him controlling the ball on the chest and scoring in Barcelona. The most beautiful thing in this world. That’s my opinion.
You can’t control the paparazzi. But if you go to Coachella you’re going to get photographed. Whereas if you’re at home, walking down the street you probably won’t. It’s something I’ve learnt to navigate my way around but I try to keep my private life private.
I’ve learnt to accept what has happened to my voice, I suppose, but I do wish it didn’t sound quite so rough.
I have learnt a lot from Praveen Kumar.
I don’t want my work to be heavy. The challenge is to make it interesting and engaging, keeping in mind the need for method acting. This is what I have learnt from Bharat Muni’s ‘Natya Shastra’ and from the Russian theatre legend Stanislavsky.
My sons are my friends, too, and they have introduced me to new technology and new sounds from around the world. I have learnt a lot from them.
I have made a living off the way I look, and I have really learnt to accept myself for being unusual.
I have been doing comedy for the last 15 years but I don’t have any qualms admitting that I have learnt a lot from Kapil Sharma. I respect his talent and have not seen a performer like him in my career.
One of the more interesting things I’ve learnt since becoming a writer is that if you like the book, you’ll generally like the person. It doesn’t always work in reverse – there are huge numbers of lovely people out there writing not very good books.
Suffering is a corrective to point out a lesson which by other means we have failed to grasp, and never can it be eradicated until that lesson is learnt.
My sister has always been very supportive; she has stood by my decisions and also helps me choose wisely. I’ve learnt a lot from her.
I’m starting to shake it off, I am quite self-conscious, and it’s only when I’m playing roles that I can escape that. The older I get, the more people tell me it’s absolutely fine to be the way you are with all your quirks and nuances, and I wish I’d learnt that younger – I would have relaxed a bit more.
I didn’t want to be looked at. I remember when I was six or seven asking my mom why people were looking at me. She said, ‘They’re looking at you because you’re a beautiful little girl.’ But I didn’t believe her. And yet I put myself in a business where people have to look at you. I think I learnt to block it out.
When I decided to become an actor, I realised that every role that we play on screen requires a different kind of prep. I learnt wrestling for ‘Dangal,’ went through an emotional grind for ‘Photograph’ and stepped out of my comfort zone and shed too many inhibitions for ‘Pataakha.’
We learnt a lot from doing Panto, actually back when we were still doing ‘SMTV: Live.’ We learnt how far we could push things and the show was all the better for that. I think that taught us you really have to know your audience because you could see how they would react to things.
I was under Adrian D’Souza, then under Bharat Chettri. The things that I learnt under them are helping me in my career now.
My mother had an incredibly strong accent – although I couldn’t hear it – and she was the main person there, so I’ll have learnt to speak English from her.
So I learnt a few country western songs, I bought a chord book, and right away I started writing my own stuff, which nobody else did that, I don’t know why.
I hope I’ll consider my next part, having learnt from this one.
It is impossible to remain indifferent to Japanese culture. It is a different civilisation where all you have learnt must be forgotten. It is a great intellectual challenge and a gorgeous sensual experience.
I’ve learnt that your life is more interesting and fulfilling when you don’t lead it in a straight line and you go off on zigzags. I’ve made it a rule that if life becomes too comfortable and easy, I’ll disrupt it.
One of the main lessons I’ve learnt is to give back more than you take, and that has become a core part of my life.
I have been fortunate to have worked with immensely talented writers and directors who have had faith in me. There’s been very little hard work but a lot of learning. I have learnt from each of my characters, and I think that’s rather amazing.
I think I have learnt more about business from fighting than anything else – from any book, from any, like – fighting is an incredible megastore for doing business.
Later in life, I learnt that in order to deal with people, one has to be gentle and give them respect. That always works.
I don’t eat white breads, and I’m off dairy due to an allergic reaction and because of what it does to the body. I’ve learnt a lot about different foods and how the body breaks it down and what happens when we eliminate or incorporate certain foods, and it’s pretty fascinating!
I’ve learnt to listen. I don’t think I always did listen.
I’ve learnt over the years to always be thinking of titles and ideas that I try to put across with just a couple of words. It’s the difficult part when you’re writing things that are basically abstract.
I’ve never actually learnt scales. I should someday.
I have learnt a lot of fitness-related things.
I have learnt that I am incapable of packing the right amount of clothing, probably because I start 10 minutes before I’m supposed to leave, and that I truly hate airports.
I can say the one good thing is for every year where I grow up, I am kinder to myself, and I would say to the younger version of me, ‘I love my body, and I have learnt to stop looking in the mirror at the things I want to change.’
During practice sessions I try and bring every inch of my experience to show the players what to expect, what can happen, what to avoid so that the team can focus on what they have learnt during training sessions.
I think, even in society, people get so caught up in how they look. I think I let that go, and I’ve learnt to not care.
I did hardly any academic work. I learnt a fair amount, though.
I started playing with my dad, and football was my dream forever. Step by step, I learnt a lot. I worked really hard, and finally when I was eighteen, I signed my first professional contract.
Life experiences cannot be learnt on the film set or in front of the camera.
I learnt a lot from the directors with whom I have worked like Sudhir Mishra in ‘Daas Dev,’ Prawaal Raman in ‘Main Aur Charles.’
I learnt so much wit, really, from the Globe audiences. If you can make a circle, even in a proscenium theater, if you can get a circular energy going, so that all these people are involved with it and present, then there is something curious that happens with the imagination.
What I’ve learnt being an actor is that you’ve got to be lucky. I got less lucky, and nobody was interested. If a part came up, it would be for the main corpse’s friend’s brother who was having problems with his marriage.
I learnt the slower ball in the post-1992 period after I saw Franklin Stevenson of the West Indies in the county circuit. I would practice in the nets, hit people on the head, have the ball fly over the nets. I got it right after a lot of practice.
I have learnt that life is full of ups and downs. And even though I’ve had rough times, I can’t complain.
Of my old tendency to overdo the dedication and deface the title page with florid compliments and obscure quotes which the recipient cannot read, I will say only that I learnt my lesson when I had to shell out with my own money for a hardback I’d vandalised and now limit myself to ‘Good wishes.’
I learnt about the universe. I learnt about human rights and human dignity – this was so new to me.
I’ve learnt an enormous amount from my children. Mostly that my agenda isn’t the most important thing in the world. For a while, I was trying to squeeze them into my life. And it was such torment! It makes you realise how selfish you are.
I’ve learnt that I’ve had the best results from just trying to be me, trying to make a movie or TV show I want to see or write a script I want to read, and that’s really all I can offer – being authentic.
Bielsa certainly had his own methods. He brought in laptops and showed us videos of where to be on the pitch in terms of position. They were strange little things, but that’s why we learnt a lot under him.
I learnt a lesson that you mustn’t worry what people think if you are achieving your objective.
I travel regularly and have learnt to be very methodical as far as packing is concerned. For example, I always check the weather in advance of where I’m going to ensure that I’ve packed the right clothes.
There is great treasure there behind our skull and this is true about all of us. This little treasure has great, great powers, and I would say we only have learnt a very, very small part of what it can do.
Most people I work with are older than me and the main thing I’ve learnt is that everyone is a dumb as an 18-year-old.
Initially, I was into dance and learnt Bharatnatyam for eight years. I appeared on various TV shows.
There are only so many wrestlers that can actually look and act the part, and do whatever they have to do in WWE, and that’s a lesson to be learnt for a lot of wrestlers, you need to look the part. If you don’t, there is very little chance of you making it here.
I have worked with brilliant people, so it has been a great journey and learnt a lot from them.
I’ve learnt a lot about Dad from going around the world and listening to other people. Whether I’ve been in Australia, the Caribbean, Leeds, Scarborough or London there’s always someone who’s got a story about him.
I’ve learnt that you are who you are, and in the end, if you don’t believe it, then no one will.
I used to wear these big shapeless clothes and ended up just looking like a potato in a sack. I’ve learnt now to accentuate the bits that I’m happiest with. That’s probably my waist – a lot of my clothes go in at the waist and emphasise my hips, which I’m very proud of.
I learnt so much from all my films, successful or unsuccessful.
I’ve learnt on set with different directors I’ve worked with.
I learnt one thing in the past or in my life: the only person you can change is yourself, and it has to come from within.
I learnt from Armstrong on the early recordings that you never sang a song the same way twice.
The most important thing that I’ve learnt is that the perfect body doesn’t exist.
I think sometimes I have been drawn into trying to be too aggressive too early. I have learnt that I can give myself time.
I guess I learnt to appreciate old Hindi-movie music from my dad and somewhere down the line picked up jazz as well.
The more history I learnt, the less interested I got in winning arguments and the more interested in establishing the truth.
If you want to be a director, work with writers and find different ways of telling stories with film, then do a course. This way you can consolidate what you’ve learnt and use the course to go further.
As an Englishman, permit me now to say with what pleasure I learnt of the election of Professor Planck and Professor Stark to the Nobel Prizes for the years 1918 and 1919.
My sister works with animals, so Ive learnt a lot about them through her and have developed a love of native birds. I think just hearing the birds and seeing the birds and our animals, thats something that I really, really miss.
I learnt a blend of different martial arts – not in great depth, obviously – but various moves such as kicks, blocks and punches. It was all quite fun.
I always liked performing. I learnt to sing, play the piano and dance. I was good at academics too but I was interested in extra-curricular activities. My parents encouraged me.
I started officially learning music when I was 14. I learnt Hindustani classical.
I learnt a lot while filming ‘Masaan,’ it made me acutely aware of my weaknesses.
We’ve all had relationships; I’ve had them in my past, and I don’t look back on them and think, ‘Ah, that was a mistake.’ I take what I learnt and move onto the next one.
Buying sports cars, going to expensive nightclubs, spraying people with champagne and things like that – what I learnt is that it wasn’t for me, and, in fact, I feel pretty empty after doing that.
When I was a model, I met someone. I don’t want to name the person. But things did not go well. I was new and could not understand what was happening. But I have learnt my lesson. I will not date any actor for sure.
I’ve learnt I can compete with the best in the world.
Theatre, for me, is my playing field. That’s where I learnt my craft.
Every person has a choice in every situation and I decided not to be a victim of crime and to not allow myself to be crippled with fear. This is why I started Unbreakable. I wanted to teach women the self-defence skills I learnt during a course I participated in.
I have learnt many things, but there’s more to learn. Every day is a new start.
I come from a family with many dancers, my aunts learnt dance, so did Kamal Haasan and, as a child I learnt it, too.
If you are an autodidact, you probably do write more in the rhythm of speech rather than having learnt prose.
There have been many ups and downs; I made a few mistakes and learnt from them.
My mother learnt Mohiniyattam as a child, and my father loved singing.
I remember, when I was a teenager, people telling me, ‘You know, when you are a mother, you will never feel lonely. You will feel so much love, and you will be fulfilled by this love.’ Then I became a mother. And I learnt that is absolutely wrong: you can feel very lonely with your children, even if you love them.
As an actor, I have learnt and understood a lot about Kavya since I heard the role for the first time and I feel there’s so much to take in and grasp every day.
In my career, I have learnt how to handle failures in a matured manner.
I learnt that I must never finish a book with nothing else to do.
I started driving when I was really young, at the age of 15-16. It just came naturally to me because I learnt it on my own by observing others. Of course, I was never allowed to drive until I was 18, but I would park my parents’ car at every given opportunity.
I never really learnt from anyone. I just spent a lot of time at home, knocking things out. It has been interesting going into proper studios, working with people who know everything. But I find it doesn’t hinder me.
The Chinese government learnt how to manage the Internet from Western developed countries; we have not learnt enough yet.
When I came to Spain, I joined a tennis academy, and that was where I learnt the game.
I have learnt an enormous amount from talking to people on the ground.
I am a completely self-made person. It’s been a tough journey – I learnt on the job, worked 48 hours without sleeping.
Once we receive education, we should be grateful for it, respect it, and remember what we learnt.
My parents always told me to choose my friends very carefully and I learnt to live by that advice.
I have made mistakes and learnt from them.
I have learnt to give my health priority and not to dismiss any health issue.
My mother’s brother is a very good singer. My grandfather took up classical singing lessons and learnt to play the harmonium.
I learned what it is to lead – and above all learnt that leadership is more about being strong on the inside than being loud on the outside.
I wasn’t really taught about the value of money. I just learnt it as I grew up, but I do remember my dad telling me that it was important to always have some savings, and that stuck with me. I’ve always believed that putting money aside is a good thing.
My father is my idol, and I have grown up watching his films. He is my biggest influence and inspiration. I have learnt a lot from him, and I am who I am because of him. I’m extremely grateful to him for that.
Compared to boxing, acting is more difficult. I have learnt martial arts and boxing since childhood. So, they were easier.
I grew up and learnt to hold my own. My mum was doing two people’s jobs. It makes you grow up early. There’s less people to talk to, less close people, innit? You’re going to end up being lonely because you think a bit more.
What I’ve learnt is to be in the now. It’s something my mum has always said to me, and when I read a book called ‘The Power of Now’ by Eckhart Tolle, I realised just how important it is.
I’m one of these people who tries to look for the good in people, but I’ve learnt that, actually, no, some people fundamentally just are not nice.
Sadly, I’ve learnt that prejudice still exists in parts of the entertainment industry – I did an interview with a magazine once, and the journalist quite openly said they wouldn’t put a black person on the front cover because the magazine wouldn’t sell.
I’ve read every Madonna biography. I’ve also looked up every pop star to see how they first made it. The biggest thing I learnt was that you have to be pro-active. You can’t be scared.
When I left my home to become an actress, my father didn’t give me a single penny. I struggled a lot, and they had no idea what I went through. My grandfather even asked me to drop my surname when he learnt I was joining films.
I learnt a lot as a child actor. Since I had been before the camera, I knew how it would be to be on a set or on a shoot. That way it was easy for me when I re-entered the industry as the main lead.
I’m grateful to have the things that I have, and I’ve learnt not to take anything for granted.
The rules are learnt in order to be broken, but if you don’t know them, then something is missing.
As a true-blue Punjabi, I have learnt to tackle disappointments, especially since I have no godfather in the industry.
I learnt acting in Delhi from Barry John, who also taught Shah Rukh Khan.
I have learnt that women are superior beings. They have a higher threshold of pain and are more understanding and accepting than men. Also, if you listen to them, you’ll understand them better.
I learnt to be courageous in my career decision through my association with Dev sahab.
I learnt early on that your audience take the songs in the way they want to rather than the way you might want them too.
The challenge of directing and interviewing helped me with confidence, and I learnt so much. If I hadn’t had the brain hemorrhage, I might never have done it.
I guess I’m lucky I learned quite young not to really care what people say. I’ve learnt young to take a stand if I feel like something’s wrong.
After completing ‘Aadum Koothu,’ I was assigned to act with Cheran again for ‘Mayakkannadi.’ I learnt a lot working with him.
My brother’s my teacher, my mentor, and we both learnt all the acting basics from our father.
The Zionists indeed learnt well from the Nazis. So well that it seems that their morally repugnant treatment of the Palestinians, and their attempts to destroy Palestinian society within Israel and the occupied territories, reveals them as basically Nazis with beards and black hats.
I learnt that no matter how busy you are you need to find time for your workout and gym.
In Italy I have learnt a lot, I have matured both as a man and as a player. I have lived the best years of my career here.
I was kind of excited about going to jail the first time and I learnt some great dialogue.
They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I’ve learnt a great deal, but you can never predict the future, so the best thing is just to do whatever you’re asked to do to the best of your ability.
The lesson I have thoroughly learnt, and wish to pass on to others, is to know the enduring happiness that the love of a garden gives.
Over the years, I’ve learnt how to strike a balance between both my lives and give quality time to my passion as well as to my family. Yes, it is tiring at times, and every working woman goes through the phase.
It sounds like a cliche but I also learnt that you’re not going to fall for the right person until you really love yourself and feel good about how you are.
I always believe that you have to give back what you have learnt.
So, I went to Harvard and I got exposed to American work habits. I didn’t even realise for a while that I was behind. I kind of had the illusion that I was understanding things. But people worked so hard and the thing I learnt first in America was that people work incredibly hard.
When I started my career on TV, I never knew how my role or character was going to shape up or turn out to be. It was a challenging role for me and I learnt a lot from my senior actors.
I learnt many lessons from some tough experiences. One of the biggest was that no matter what happens you need to hold on to your beliefs. And you must stay humble.
When I went to Bollywood and used to give actors instructions, many of them would tell me that I am acting out exactly like Mohanlal. I learnt from one of the best actors in the country and I am proud of that.
When I was 21, I left college and set up business Swanky Modes with three friends in Camden, North London. We were four women who did not know much about business, so we learnt as we went along.
What I’ve learnt from ‘Friends’ is don’t let the characters get together because then it won’t be as good afterwards.
I can’t eat before I go onstage because I’ve learnt that burping on stage isn’t a good thing. It’s all about acid reflux.
One of the things I’ve learnt is not to depend on there being a woman in your life to make it work. I love my work, I love my children, I’ve got wonderful friends, you know, I have a nice life.
My only qualifications to be an actor were that I’m daring, and I’m a quick learner. I’ve always learnt by watching what other people do. It’s the same with my writing. I write what I know. Structurally, I write in a very undisciplined way.
‘Hollyoaks’ is where I learnt a lot of the craft, being in front of a camera six days a week. That’s certainly an experience you don’t get in drama school. It invites you to be comfortable in front of the camera.
From my dad I learnt that it is very important to stay calm.
I have learnt to enjoy my own company because I have lived alone many years.
The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur’an was the message of unity and peace.
I had to figure out a different way of walking to ease my journey to the top, surviving in mountains, and more importantly, I learnt patience.
One thing I learnt was that you don’t have to spend all day shooting: you can get it done in half an hour if you’re that talented as a cameraman.
There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
I have trained, but not really that much professionally. But ‘ABCD2’ has been the biggest training ground. I’ve been exposed to and learnt so many dance forms through this film.
The only thing I learnt in high school is that people are very violent and territorial.
People say I use foul language. I learnt swear words only from my father and YGP.
I have learnt to become choosy.
I learnt the hard way about positioning in business, about catering to the right segments.
Long before I was a writer, when I was just a haphazard reader and a dreamer of stories, I learnt about an influential book by Harold Bloom. ‘The Anxiety of Influence’, published in 1973 when I was five years old, is taken up with the terrifying influence of poets on each other.
I learnt a lot about how to negotiate the camera: everyone had told me an actor doesn’t really need to do anything on screen, but I realised that wasn’t true. If you do nothing, it’s boring.
The only thing I have learnt over the years is that if you enjoy your work and put in the best efforts, it will show. If you follow this process, things work out. But if you go chasing a formula, success will elude you.
I learnt about being physically fit, captaincy, and the things that really matter when it comes to being a leader and a batsman.
A man learns all his life and dies the day he thinks that he has learnt everything.
I was lucky to work with some of the big names such as Anu Malik, Himesh Reshammiya, Sajid Wajid, Salim Sulaiman, Mithoon, Jeet Ganguli and Pritam. I have learnt a lot from all of them and have practically grown as an artist with every song that I have rendered.
I love the food of Karnataka and all the side dishes I make at home are recipes I learnt here.
When I was a youngster, Praveen Kumar was in the same club as me, and because we are similar bowlers, I learnt a lot from him. We used to have conversations, but not a lot. What was very helpful was observing what he was bowling, the kind of fields he had, and what his thinking was.
Obviously it is well documented that I didn’t love the 800m when I started out. But I, er, learnt to appreciate it.
I was drawing before I did music, but me, I’m a dilettante. I jump into everything until I find one thing that I enjoy more than others. Rap was something that was always there because my brother used to rap – piano and musical instruments is something I learnt on the way.
I learnt not to be desperate in bad times and am learning not to be bullish when times are good.
The first martial art my son learnt aged around ten was jiu-jitsu so he can already wrestle. I’d have no concerns about Christopher boxing someone from MMA.
When I got to Ferrari I learnt to be less aggressive, and how to set up the car for my driving style.
I’ve always tried to control everything and every aspect of my life, and this is maybe the biggest lesson I’ve learnt with motherhood – you just can’t control everything, and I’m much more relaxed now about unexpected changes and things that happen.
As a partner, I have learnt so much from Payal Rohatgi. She has taught me the ways of this society and given me unconditional support.
Even after I had recorded a few songs, people would say that they didn’t know me. It would hurt at times but now, I have learnt to live in the present.
Going to Goa was a rite of passage for me, because it’s where I learnt that you could mix fish with really strong flavours.
During cancer, when I was flat out on the bed, I was so helpless. I wanted to do things my way, but it was not happening. I learnt to trust the process of life and letting other people also sometimes take control. I became more easy-going.
I have been taking pictures for a long time but not without learning properly. I have learnt it from Himanshuu Sheth.
I admire Pat Shortt as a businessman. Such acumen is unusual for an entertainer. He did all his own deals. I learnt a lot from Pat when I was on the road with him for a year.
I’ve certainly learnt there’s nothing more important than cash – cash flow issues are one of the biggest causes of company failures.
I respect Test cricket a lot. Once I got into the Test team, I learnt so much about international cricket and realised it’s not so different.
School was a very cruel environment, and I was a loner. But I learnt to get hurt, and I learnt to cope with it.
I have never learnt dancing, but I love dancing.
I did many stupid things. I made many mistakes, but I learnt from everything. I still make mistakes; I still learn from them. Nobody is perfect.
I learnt to manage my own money, a quality which I am working on since a long while now. I invest most of my money in myself either in learning and/or travelling.
I have learnt that gardens are like happiness: you cannot pursue them as an absolute thing or moment.
I took the fear of marriage from my parents’ relationship, because I didn’t want to end up in a relationship like that, whereas my brothers and sisters learnt a lesson from it and made sure they didn’t carry it on into their own marriages.
The custom of speaking to God Almighty as freely as with a slave – caring nothing whether the words are suitable or not, but simply saying the first thing that comes to mind from being learnt by rote by frequent repetition – cannot be called prayer: God grant that no Christian may address Him in this manner.
I can’t take a break from acting but I’ve learnt to work my way around films and devote time to my music career.
The confidence in my ability to be a performer, a steeliness about survival… I learnt all those things from my dad.
I met a 13-year-old black child, Raymond, who had never been to school and had never learnt any words, yet it seemed to me that he was intelligent. It became apparent after a short period that Raymond thought in terms of visual signs and movements.
My mother was a beauty queen in her hey day. That’s where I learnt a little about makeup and hair… I had never picked up or even seen a ‘Vogue’ before I was 17. I had no idea about fashion, magazines, models or designers. No idea.
For the role of a lawyer, I made sure I learnt the correct diction and most importantly I made sure I got the lawyer lingo correct.
We’re not friends – in fact, we pretty much as a rule irritate each other. But we’ve learnt to embrace it and use it as a strength… the other guy’s always seeing something from the opposite pole.
My daughter told me that she wants to become an actor even before she learnt to speak properly.
I learnt a lot at Bolton. At Sunderland I had six months. When I arrived they were bottom of the table and we got to the League Cup final and finished the season in 14th.
Every game means something, the supporters are fantastic, and since I’ve come to Palace, I’ve learnt to fight as a team and for the three points.
I started learning Bharatnatyam from the age of three. I have also learnt folk dance.
A man can’t pass on, like a mother could, an awareness of your body, or sensuality, or what it means to be a woman. I was never taught what femininity was. I learnt it – or rather I invented it – on my own. I tended not to talk at all, if people were staring at me.
The demons are innumerable, appear at the most inconvenient times, and create panic and terror. But I have learnt that if I can master the negative forces and harness them to my chariot, then they can work to my advantage.
When I worked with wildlife a lot in the Eighties and Nineties, I learnt the meaning of patience. And when I worked with trees, I learned the meaning of humility.
I learnt a whole lot from my mother. About music, relationships, being a good person, loving people, the whole of life. I learnt about everything from her. Every single day I think about her. All through the day.
When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, ‘This ain’t going to last,’ so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.
Chiki Sarkar edited ‘Mrs Funnybones,’ and she is a ruthless but kind editor to work with. The only lesson I learnt during this process was to say, ‘Yes, Prime Minister,’ and re-write.
I started work at 13, had three or four part-time jobs, and learnt very quickly the values of work.
I used to be very shy, and when I joined Satyanand sir’s acting school, I used to be afraid to talk in front of everyone. But I learnt so much from Satyanand sir.
I made a lot of short films before making a feature film. Actually, I learnt film-making by making short films.
The biggest thing I’ve learnt is not to limit myself by the norm or what I should be doing.
As an artiste, I have learnt a lot from Pankaj and still get amazed at his dedication to give nothing but the very best each and every time.
I admire Turgenev, Camus, Proust and Shakespeare, but I’ve also learnt a lot about writing from composers and artists.
It’s impossible for one player to play the whole year. I’ve learnt that myself, and you’re always bound to get injuries.
I learnt to sing in Bengali, my mother tongue, then went on to sing in Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Gujarati and every possible Indian language.
Normally, if I’ve got an audition, I’m punctual, I’ve learnt my lines, and I’ll go looking smart.
I’ve learnt so much over time and with the experience that I’ve gained. You can’t please everyone.
I have made an honest attempt in ‘Drohi.’ Thanks to the support from the producer Mano Akkineni and the lessons I learnt from Mani sir, the film has come out well.
I learnt fairly quickly that that was what I wanted to be – a guitarist – because it was the first thing I ever done in my life that really felt like it was something that I belonged to. I don’t know… from the moment I picked it up it felt right.
I have learnt a lot from my brother and he too has learnt a lot from me. It has been a wonderful journey for both of us. We convince each other all the time with our view points and finally work as a team and not as individuals.
I was associated with Shaimak Davar for three and a half years and learnt a lot from him.
I know the pressures of being the daughter of a great actress. But it’s inspiring. You learn so much that other people don’t get to learn until later on. My father being a director, I learnt a real work ethic.
I have learnt the hard way that ignoring a small fry can be many times harmful.
If there is no music, I will perish. While I have not learnt music, I can play the tune that comes into my head on the keyboard.
There are so many highs and lows working in TV. I learnt that the hard way when my contract for ‘Big Brother’s Bit On The Side’ wasn’t renewed. Nobody gave me a reason, so I felt rotten.
For ages I thought I’d wasted my career doing visual effects, I wanted to be a filmmaker. And then I’ve learnt at the end of it all that actually visual effects was probably the best training ground I could have had.
I had no patience for films. It was only after I met Shah Rukh that I learnt to enjoy his passion for cinema.
In life, I take my decisions and stand by them. Some decisions may have proven to be not the best, but I have learnt from them, and I’ve never repeated a mistake again. If someone tells me to turn left, I will go right! I could not have been taught a lesson in any other way rather than by going through it.
I’ve learnt there’s nothing you can’t do. I danced, for instance. I am not as reserved as I used to be. I’ve been on the reserved side since I was growing up perhaps because I was an only child, but that changed. I am way more confident. I’m more expressive and vocal.
We have learnt through experience that when an electrical ray strikes the surface of an atom, an electron, and in some circumstances a second and even a third electron, can be detached.
I’ve learnt that money comes very quickly, but it leaves even quicker.
Ever since I was introduced to Ekta Kapoor, I have learnt a great deal from her storytelling, and the learning continues.
As foreign minister of Norway, I learnt how natural changes provoked by climate change are creating new sources of political instability.
I learnt the game as a kid hustling car dealers for cash.
When I was a kid, it was thought I would do something in the visual arts because I was always drawing, but when we emigrated to Australia from Holland when I was seven, I learnt the English language, and I fell in love with it.
I have seen a lot of things in life, and learnt from them.
My feeling is that writing is, for me, a pathological condition. That could sound like a mystical experience, and it may be a mystical experience, but I have learnt just to go with it.
I can fix dishwashers. I was brought up in a castle with no money and lots of imagination. I learnt a lot about plumbing at an early age.
I can speak Cantonese, but I can’t speak about fashion – I learnt all my fashion in Europe, so often, during interviews in Chinese I just don’t know the right word – it can be very hard to explain things.
I wear my heart on my sleeve, if I want to do something, I go ahead and do it. I think I learnt that from my dad.
I learnt a lot in Germany, and the German mentality really helped me. It was an enormous step in my life.
It was only in ‘Khadgam’ that I learnt to project myself and carry off an image of a celebrity, which is very different from what I am in real life.
I learnt since I was a child growing up in a small village in the Czech Republic that I had to be like that to compete, to be the best and then to compete against the best. There has not been a second, a minute, an hour, a day that I have missed because I always wanted to improve.
I learnt French in school and can already speak English.
I learnt how to hunt rattlesnakes with an eagle for ‘Serena.’
When I look back at my career and my life and how much I have learnt, I feel blessed with what I have. I have stopped fighting with myself.
We are all souls, and what I have learnt so far is that while God is male, the souls created by Him are female, so I always had women as my theme, as they are dedicated to Him.
When I launched my channel, I felt I was ready to do this. It’s not that I had learnt everything – because as an artiste you never stop learning, but I was ready to put out my voice in the world.
The environment on the ‘Chewing Gum’ set is where everyone can work to the best of their abilities and everyone is happy. So, if I’m not happy with something, I’ve learnt that you don’t start flailing about; you go in quietly, and there’s a conversation.
In the day, I wear mascara and tinted moisturiser – although I’ve learnt that if I’m getting my photograph taken, it’s better to apply more; otherwise, I look really, really tired.
I believe failures are very important in any person’s growth. I’ve learnt what not to do from them.
I have learnt sketching, drawing, singing, dancing, rifle shooting, paragliding.
I’ve evolved with time and learnt from my daughter which designers and singers are in.
I didn’t have any sophistication. I didn’t really have any great taste or anything like that. I was just a kid from Brooklyn. But what I learnt is the why, the how. The work ethic.
I learnt to do bicycle kicks watching Robinho on the television.
I used to not listen that much, but I’ve really learnt to listen to other people and to really listen to what they’re saying. I’ve found, especially being on a film set, people have so many different stories; if you just listen, you can pick up so much stuff. I try to listen as much as I can.
I first went to Barcelona in 1975 after university, and I stayed for three years. I learnt Catalan because that’s what everyone speaks in the mountains. They speak English to foreigners, but what people say to each other is much more important than what they say to you.
I think laptops should be banned from schools. Until you can prove you can add up on your fingers or think independently in your head, you have learnt nothing.
I have seen people climbing up and down the ladder of success, and I learnt a lot from them.
I was never carried away by success and have learnt from the failures. Satisfaction is what I crave for; fame and wealth are just by-products.
I learnt in South America and in Africa that people who have really big problems in the ghetto always keep a sense of humour and remain positive. If not, you go down.
I trained for a month and learnt all the basic moves at a wrestling school in Amritsar, Punjab. Wrestling is pretty easy.
I grew up thinking that it’s okay to be sad, angry, and express your emotions. I have also banged doors and fought, as I have seen my mom do that when she would fight with my dad. Everything that I’ve learnt is from them, so I’ve never struggled to express myself.
Romanticism is not just about being in a fixed state of endless beauty, because you can’t live like that or live on that, that’s what I’ve learnt.
Now I am also friendly with people who are not so nice to me. From what I’ve learnt, it’s nice to be friendly. It’s nice to make people feel good about themselves.
History is how we have learnt to think about ourselves. It’s not as though the Greeks and Romans are static entities out there to be discovered and translated. We make them speak, we talk to them, and they inform what we say.
The greatest shoemaker in England for many, many decades; he used to be the royal shoe-maker for the Queen Mother. This is where I learnt my trade.
I never challenged the ICC verdict. This means I accepted my punishment. It is mentioned in Islamic law that you have got to be punished if you commit a mistake. What is important is that I have learnt my lesson.
Rocknroll is a selfish business because youre always thinking about the tour, the show, promotion and writing new albums. Your head is somewhere else, but Ive learnt to not let it be all-consuming. You want time with your family.
Once I had learnt my twelve times table (at the age of three) it was downhill all the way.
I have learnt the hard way that neither success nor failure last forever.
The worst time was 1983. Love and life and everything went wrong. I reached absolute rock bottom. I saw the Minotaur at the bottom of the abyss. I learnt of the harshness of the world and its impartiality to human failure.
I love playing the piano. I have one in my apartment, and I learnt by ear. I sing a lot of Coldplay, but do my own stuff too.
I’m a big foodie but not much of a cook. I can cook desi stuff like dal, rice and chicken. I learnt to cook a little bit when I was in college and I used to cook for my friends. I’m not picky about food and eat all types of food, the type of cuisine doesn’t matter as long as the food tastes good.
I’ve grown up around people who love photography, and I think from being photographed for so long, I always wanted to understand how it worked, and I’ve been fortunate enough to be photographed by some really wonderful photographers, and so I learnt a lot from them, and I always ask them questions.
Whenever I’ve tried to ingratiate myself to an existing community, I tend to give too much, to become whatever it is they want me to be. It’s something I do automatically – I’ve learnt to immediately adapt.
I learnt that if I want to make any difference, or changes to my world, then I’ve got to be involved. We need passion – that’s how things change.
What’s helped me is my childhood, my tough upbringing. I learnt a lot from that; it helps with any problems I might encounter.
I’ve learnt I don’t have to be a man and I don’t have to be a woman, I can just be me.
With time, the one thing that I have learnt is, never taking the opportunity for granted.
One of the key things that I learnt on ‘MasterChef’ was time management.
I believe the reason for my early independence is sport, through which I learnt at an early stage to take care of myself and be disciplined.
The music I want to hear in my head sounds somewhere between Jimi Hendrix and Massive Attack. It’s not really like my dad, but there will always be similarities because we have the same vocal cords, and I learnt the guitar the way he taught me.
Yes I got into things with girls who only liked me because of who I was. But I learnt my lesson quickly.
I’ve been taught by some of the best strength and conditioning coaches in the country, and I’ve learnt that technique for weight training and cycling is very much more strength and less conditioning.
I’ve learnt and I just want to be respected for what I’ve achieved on the pitch. I know I haven’t achieved much off it but I do know I’ve given pleasure to people watching me play football over the years.
I learnt at the Euros that that is the level I want to be at. That is where I want to be. The standard of the strikers there was top class. That is where I want to be for a long period of my career.
There have been failures in the past, and I know there will be in future as well. But I have learnt from them.
I’ve learnt that, even though I’ve travelled about, I haven’t changed that much.
I have learnt one thing in life: if you love being with someone, you have to accept that person with all the flaws.
I worked in a software company in Bangalore and made short films during weekends. I learnt the basics during a one-day workshop called Film Camp Sanjay Nambiar.
Since the middle of the 20th century, more has been learnt about the ocean than during all preceding human history; at the same time, more has been lost.
I’ve learnt that I’m unpredictable and unstable, not emotionally, but in terms of my lifestyle. I don’t have a job. I don’t have a career. I travel a lot. I like to experience different things.
I’ve learnt that, sometimes, how others see you is not the same as how you see yourself. I’ve learnt about how you can be multitasking – and sometimes other people see that you’re multitasking. And that’s not very nice for them.
It means a lot to me to be from London. Obviously, it’s where I spent the majority of my life, it’s where I learnt a lot about different cultures and different people, and it toughened me up at times.
I have learnt one thing in life: that if you love someone, you have to accept that person with his/her flaws.
My mum brought me to my first job when I was 12. I started electrical work at her plant. She was an engineer, a technical expert, at one of the plants in the south, and in the summer she brought me in and I learnt how industrial things work: casting, electricity, maintenance, everything.
The last three-fours years which I have been playing domestic cricket and international, I learnt a lot. I wouldn’t say it has been great or fantastic, but it has been a roller-coaster journey.
Eden has learnt a lot at Lille, and I believe he could succeed abroad.
People are starting to see that now and I’ve learnt more from those 10 rounds than I have in my previous 10 fights.
I’ve learnt to adapt on the pitch and, when I think back, also in front of goal.
I lived in Cyprus for six years where I learnt all about flatbreads.
I’ve learnt to be happy by myself.
I am not driven by any bitterness by what happened in Athens. I learnt a lot of lessons from it and probably came through it a stronger person in the end. There have been a lot of near misses, and that’s taught me to keep persevering and that there is a chance it can come right.
It’s going to be hard to ever have a horse to replace Valegro. He is a professor. I think he read the dressage book and learnt it all before he ever did it.
I learnt circus skills in drama group, so I can juggle.
Salzburg improved me as a player, and I learnt so much there. I got a really tactical education.
I have always been a fan of Kajol Ma’am. The way she portrayed Zooni’s character in ‘Fanaa’ is etched in my memory. I have watched the film several times, and each time I have learnt something new from her performance.
Military nurses have worked alongside their NHS colleagues across the United Kingdom, using the skills learnt in conflict in the battle against COVID.
I grew up where the repercussion of you having an opinion was being ‘cocky,’ or people would be mad at you. And I have finally learnt that it is better for them to be mad at you and disagree than you be so mad at yourself all of the time for not speaking up.
Hopefully, now there are kids, both male and female, even senior players, who open themselves up now and are more open to going abroad and playing their football. I’ve learnt so much, and they can, too.
I was born in the UK and brought up by my single mother in Ghana, where being black was unexceptional. As an adult, I learnt to succeed in white Britain, going from a state sixth form, to Oxford university, to a well-paid job in the City, to becoming the first black Conservative MP to attend the cabinet.
Flying my own small plane is my escape. I learnt to fly in 2006 and share ownership of a Socata TB10.
I’ve learnt so much from playing football: I love football, and that’s what I do. I enjoy myself, and I’m just trying to be happy.
I learnt a lot from my failures.
I played Ram in ‘Ramayan’ for two years and I learnt to be a good human being from that character.
One of the many things that I learnt from my mother is to never regret.
When I see people with an interesting gap year, if they can explain it, if they can justify it, if they can show what they’ve learnt from it, it’s sometimes more profitable or more intelligent than having been through a traditional, continuous race from high school to the end of university.
I’ve learnt music, since this is a part and parcel of growing up in a traditional Tamil Brahmin family. In fact, I’ve even given three exams in music when I was young.
I think the person I learnt the most from as a coach was Cruyff because he was always talking about tactics – how to play, where to play and when to play. I think that helps a lot of young players, which is good. He was the most important trainer for me.
If I am able to pass on what I’ve learnt in my life, that’s really wonderful, especially after losing Dad.
You need to walk the line of what you preach. I have learnt that over the years.
I think that the most difficult thing is allowing yourself to be loved, so receiving the love and feeling like you deserve it is a pretty big struggle. I suppose that’s what I’ve learnt recently, to allow myself to be loved.
I could bowl really fast and as the years went on I started to develop more skills – I learnt how to swing the ball a little bit, use the crease a little bit more. But I knew what my skill was and that was to run in and bowl fast.
I have learnt not to ignore instincts. While making a film, when your gut feels that you are going wrong, please take that seriously.
I have learnt a lot about the challenges children face – poverty, inequality and their difficulties in accessing basic services.
Abhishek Chaubey has improved my craft, as I learnt so much on set.
I don’t know if I’ve become a better actor or a more sensitive one. But I’ve learnt what not to do.
I studied journalism and was idealistic as a student. In course of time, I learnt that there’s a lot of politics, and it’s not easy to put forth your point of view as an investigative journalist.
It is good to know what a man is, and also what the world takes him for. But you do not understand him until you have learnt how he understands himself.
Oh! Most miserable wretch that I am! Why have I not learnt how to swim?
I was flying to the Maldives in 2000 when the plane went through turbulence – after that, I didn’t fly for four years. Then a job came up in India, so I did a simulator flight and learnt about what goes on in the cockpit. I’m fine now.
I made many mistakes and I also learnt a lot of lessons. Whatever I picked up from my mistakes is helping me a lot ever since.
I first learnt to play football as a striker and it was only when I joined City that I learnt how to become a midfielder thanks to the help I received from the staff at the Academy.
I’ve learnt that from stand-up – you should always worry that it’s going to go badly, otherwise you’re too laissez faire.
Sometimes overwork and travel take a toll on my health but I am alert and take precautions; I have learnt to deal with it. I take rest whenever I have time.
When I was younger, I used to think that my unconventional upbringing was a weakness, but over the past few years, I’ve learnt to see it as one of my greatest strengths.
One thing I learnt early on my career is that personal gratification takes second place.
When I was younger, if I got into arguments, I’d become aggressive and violent, but I learnt the hard way that was only going to end negatively.
You know, one of the things I’ve learnt since coming out of office is how much easier it is to give the advice than take the decision. I mean, you know, it’s tough.
I have learnt that patience is important: patience when you bowl and also in how you handle life.
I’ve been canyoning, snorkelled a shipwreck, and learnt to Irish dance, all in the same week.
When I was in eighth standard, I have been dancing since then. I love to dance. Dance has been my life all this while. Then I became a dance instructor. I have learnt jazz, hip-hop, ballet and many other forms.
You never know why a film gets accepted and why it doesn’t. I have learnt to just go with the flow.
I started off doing live TV, so I kind of learnt that if I get myself into trouble, I get myself out of it.
I was fortunate enough to interact with him when I played for RCB in IPL. I learnt from AB as to how he prepares for a game. I get amazed by the kind of strokes he hits and the time he has got to play those shots.
I am an entrepreneur, but not in the conventional sense. I have learnt business as time passed, but I do not have a B-school education.
Who wants to miss their opportunity of playing in a Major… A golfer’s career is all about it. The lesson I have learnt is that I will tee up for the Majors only when I am 100 percent fit.
I’ve learnt something from every failure. The products I helped design at the first two companies I worked for were utter failures. But now I know why.
So I think the biggest thing that I’ve learnt in my career is not allowing external factors to determine my self-worth – external factors being what coaches think of me, the amount of playing time I get – not allowing those things that actually are out of my control affect how I feel about myself.
I’ve learnt that seasons go very fast, so you’ve got to make the most of your opportunities.
I’ve learnt from my life experience.
The most important thing in convoluted families, I learnt as I wrote, is that the child feels loved. I knew from a young age that I was a problem which required constant solving; but I never felt unloved. I was lucky.
In fact, I learnt Hindi over a period of time after I started doing TV shows.
You know, a balance-sheet is like a bikini, it shows more but it hides what is vital. I learnt to read a balance sheet and then I got fascinated by stocks.
Until we got married, Radha didn’t utter a word of English and now she won’t speak Hindi. Her Hindi’s pretty good actually – she learnt it while watching Hindi movies.
I can cook because my life depended on it when I lived in Thailand. Either I learnt cooking, or I learnt how it felt to starve. I chose cooking.
When I finish a picture I don’t show it to anyone if I feel it’s not good enough yet. I’ve learnt to listen to my partners and my friends. For me it’s the biggest success if they like it.
There was a guitar that my uncle owned and never learnt to play. He sold it to my dad, and when I heard ‘Layla’, that was the tune that really grabbed me. I said to my dad, ‘Wait, there’s a guitar, right?’
When we were working on ‘River Ota’ in the ’90s, I learnt to read Japanese, which was how I discovered that it incorporates elements of Chinese calligraphy.
I used to be a bit of a show-off at school, but I’ve calmed down now and learnt to censor myself.
It is quite hard to be a working mother. At the same time, it is hugely rewarding. I have learnt to appreciate working mothers everywhere because millions of women are doing that, including my maid.
I love and admire the American culture and the American dream. I learnt so many things about the American shoe industry and marketing strategies. I caught the secrets of American casual wear, that is elegant and wearable, retro and modern, and mixed it with an Italian touch, luxurious and handmade.
What I learnt was a real star never comes on set wearing stardom.
I learnt that an actor should be willing to take risks, try new things and unlearn stuff.
I don’t have technique because I never learnt any.
I have learnt to become patient as an actor.
To be honest, the Nidahas Trophy has taught me too many things. Actually, I learnt to how to stay neutral after that.
My faith is an important part of my life and over the years I’ve learnt that it takes a proud man to say he doesn’t need anything. It has been a quiet strength and a backbone through a lot of difficult times.