Picking Quotes by Amy Tan, Pete Seeger, Beth Brooke, Jessi Colter, Skai Jackson, Nancy Dubuc and many others.
There are a lot of people who think that’s what’s needed to be successful is always being right, always being careful, always picking the right path.
If I’ve got a talent, it’s for picking the right song at the right time for the right audience. And I can always get people to sing with me.
As an athlete, you sort of just win every day. Because you’re going to sometimes lose every day. And so you just keep picking yourself up and going forward.
I see some some of these other guys, and they’re wearing the hats and the jackets and saying the words and they’re relating and they’re picking. But there’s something missing.
At the end of the day, not everyone’s going to like what you do. There’s always going to be that one person, or many people, who are going to keep on nagging at you and picking on every little thing that you do.
I’m a big believer in picking your boss, not the job. Great people create great jobs.
There are so many factors involved in picking a model for a shoot or show. If they want a brunette, then they’re not going to go with me.
Picking apart a story for its scientific underpinnings doesn’t diminish it, it enhances it, makes us dream of the possibilities it proposes. I think appreciating the magic of reality, going from ‘can’t happen’ to ‘could happen,’ is the fundamental appeal of science fiction.
I’m not a big fan of identity politics and sort of picking one thing and defining yourself with it.
Look, I know my Chelsea move hasn’t worked out how anybody would have wanted and I’ve made mistakes, but it’s not as simple as me just not playing football or picking up a wage.
Every song that we wrote for the first album made it. We didn’t think about writing a bunch of songs and picking the best ones. We had to just make the best songs we ever wrote.
I can remember when I was just, like, about four years old in Compton, and my mother would have me stack 45s, stack about ten of them, and when one would finish, the next record would drop. It was like I was DJ’ing for the house, picking out certain songs and so this song would go after that song.
As I said, I had no publisher for What a Carve Up! while I was writing it, so all we had to live off was my wife’s money and little bits I was picking up for journalism.
Ah, it’s too hard to pick a favorite president. It really is. It’s like picking your favorite from a box of chocolates – I love all of them.
I’m trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.
The real problem with the Republican Party is that for decades it has shifted constantly to the right politically. Consequently, the Republican Party is picking up a very different demographic than it used to, a less well-educated demographic of people who are more prone to authoritarianism.
I mean drafting is a hard process because you’re picking between 23-year-olds sometimes and 19-year-olds that have great upside, and some guys that are just great character but have limited physical skills, and some guys that have amazing upside and that are a little more immature, and everywhere in between.
I grew up babysitting and always enjoyed it. I love family. A couple of my closest friends have kids, and I’m their godfather, and that’s one of my greatest pleasures in life, just picking them up from school and hanging out with them.
It really is one of my qualities, moving into different areas of the field, picking up opponents as well as helping to attack.
I don’t believe that government is good at picking technology, particularly technology that is changing. By the time you get it done and go through democracy, it’s so outdated.
It wasn’t until high school that I realized Avenged Sevenfold was picking up locally.
We live in a time where there’s a required instant gratification from audiences. That’s a fun challenge in terms of putting together this teaser, picking and choosing how much you’re actually giving away.
I see myself stepping more heavily into the producing world. I like having that control, and being in control so to speak, and being part of picking great material and bringing it to life.
When I started picking out music for myself, I was a hip-hop kid. DMX, The Roots, Outkast, people like that.
At the end of ‘Endgame,’ the shield was given to Sam and he said, ‘It feels like it’s someone else’s.’ That conversation, for me, was the most important conversation to have. A Black man picking up the shield – what was that going to look like?
It’s been a massive confidence booster to know the managers picking you each game in a position where you’re playing well. It gives you a lot of belief that you’re doing the right things.
I was raised a Christian, but I wouldn’t call myself a Christian now. I think when I was younger it was easier to focus on the negative, nihilist vision… this is sort of picking up on the other half of the body, which is God and white light.
I learned sweep picking from a variety of sources. One was a Frank Gambale instructional video, but he executes his sweeps a little differently.
I swear my car won’t run unless I’m picking my nose: At least, I’m that superstitious about it, so I don’t want to take any chances.
I never thought I had a career. I think Meryl Streep has a career. I have jobs that I am lucky to get… I’m one of those actresses who never turns down a part, no matter how small. I don’t have the luxury of picking and choosing. I take everything.
I didn’t get bullied any more than anybody else. I think I got bullied more for being poor than being gay. But no more than any other kid. And I’m sure that I did my fair share of picking on other kids, too. We’re all humans.
In open range fires it is about picking a spot and hoping it is the right location. At the head of the fire you have to worry about wind and humidity and a number of other factors.
If you tell a kid, ‘You’ve got to pick music or Instagram,’ they’re not picking music.
Selective Biblical quotation is a favorite of leftists who interpret the Bible the same way they do the Constitution: as a Chinese menu designed to allow picking and choosing. That’s because when many Democrats take the Bible as a whole, they realize how much they despise it.
Oftentimes, actors don’t have the luxury of picking their part. You go from one project to the next, and you hope that you find one that fits you and that you’re suited for, and then they see that you’re fit for it.
I play a couple basic folks songs and break them down. I did that on a six string. I can’t recall all the songs on it. There’s some finger picking on it.
I am much less autistic now, compared to when I was young. I remember some behaviors like picking carpet fuzz and watching spinning plates for hours. I didn’t want to be touched. I couldn’t shut out background noise. I didn’t talk until I was about 4 years old. I screamed. I hummed. But as I grew up, I improved.
I want my kids to date; I want them to go out. I just remember great experiences as a kid, you know? Driving your car for the first time, picking up a young lady on a date for the first time. All those were little milestones to some extent.
I’m good at picking friends.
I like experimenting and picking up trends from across the world.
I did ‘Damnation’ on USA, and hopefully I keep picking up smaller roles and learn the craft.
I remember the nuns used to swear quite a lot, so I think maybe it’s picking it up from them.
It’s almost not safe to be an artist, the way everybody is randomly picking people to feud with.
When I slowly got my confidence back, Akshay Kumar said why don’t you be a part of ‘Dhadkan’ and then slowly I started picking up cameos and guest appearances, and those became hit.
In showbiz one minute you’re up there making thousands of people laugh, next minute you’re picking up toffees, you know it’s real life.
Look at Michelle Obama. Everyone keeps making a big deal about her arms being exposed, but don’t get it twisted: her arms are out for a reason. Black women have had those arms forever – lifting, picking cotton, toting and carrying babies.
My father never played with me. I can remember my father picking me up – once. I can remember my father telling me behind a closed door that he loved me – once.
At this point, I can’t say what network would be picking it up, but I know that it would be a success.
I hate picking a bone with Paul Ryan; he’s a friend of mine, but I think he needs to walk and chew gum at the same time.
The audience simply don’t find a heroine picking a fight with 10 guys as convincing as a hero. So the industry always sticks to psychological thrillers and ghost movies for heroine-oriented projects and this can sustain only for a short time.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
I do like going out and finding free food. I’ve done it since I was a child. Fishing prawns and shrimps from the sea is wonderful, as is picking blackberries, sloes and mushrooms. Having a guide while out looking for mushrooms is really important, though, as picking the wrong type can be quite dangerous.
But learning how to enjoy my own company – and picking up hobbies is really important as well in not being bored and staying sane. But it can be quite difficult to get to that point where you can sit and relax and enjoy your own company.
Life’s picking up speed.
I’m more into, like, colour than, like, the type of car and stuff. I don’t know much about cars, so I’m just more into picking the right color.
I’m in a fortunate position where real estate isn’t my full-time job, but I have an extreme passion in the field, so as far as picking projects, we don’t have as much pressure in having to pick one in order to make a living.
The federal government has been a proven failure in picking winners and losers in the energy sector.
So, my records really didn’t sell, but musicians started picking up on my sound and my songs and cutting my songs and that turned into a gold mine.
Dancers can get to see almost everything now. When I used to go into companies to make a piece, the dancers had hardly ever seen my work. Now they can watch it on YouTube. It means they’re much faster at picking up material.
Because I’ve been around the MMA block a little bit, I’m at a point now where I just want bodies to beat up. I’m past the point in my career where I’m picking and choosing.
There’s different aspects of the game you have got to pick up along the way. I think I am picking it up fairly quickly and I’m learning all the time and I can only get better.
First of all, I want to thank the Buccaneers for giving me the opportunity and for picking me in the draft. This is the nature of the beast, though, and this is a new start for me. I wish them the best of luck, and I am just glad to be a Bear.
It’s hard to be a clubhouse guy without being a great guy. I mean, the nature of the job is, you know, you’re picking up dirty clothes and you’re doing all the tasks that the players – that nobody else wants to do.
As a journalist, I’ve been a professional watcher, picking up the body language and verbal tics that make us individuals and interesting to others.
‘Vogue’ has a history of picking up on various TV shows that reflect a moment in popular culture, whether it’s putting Lena Dunham on the cover or Sarah Jessica Parker.
Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world, and it’s wonderful that she didn’t cut up her face. She addressed aging by picking up her chin and receiving the light in a better way. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl.
If the team start picking up results, everything will look more positive and people will forget about the previous manager, as long as we’re successful on the pitch.
Instead of picking your career and backfilling your life behind that, what if you pick your life and backfill your career with whatever is left over?
When I was living in China, I learned to make things hyper-explicit because often they were being read by people whose command of English kept them from picking up what I thought were obvious signals.
Al Gore seems to have found a great political ploy: Picking up whatever issue he is most vulnerable on and championing the cause. Perhaps he will start to champion perjury statutes and obstruction of justice.
I remember how much fun it was to pick out my lunchbox. My all-time favorite lunch box was from the movie ‘Annie.’ Also, I loved picking out school supplies! Trapper Keepers were my favorite.
Leadership consists of picking good men and helping them do their best.
My family helps me a lot, and my mum is always picking on me. I have grown used to saying that she is the worst defender I have had to face, but I know she says all that stuff for my own good.
Doing the sword fighting is like picking up a dance routine… I think dancing really helps with the picking up of it.
I love getting out of the Q train at Union Square. It’s such a mix of people, like a party. There’s always an errand you can do along there, whether it’s picking up contacts or buying poker chips.
When I went to university, I got work experience at my local radio station, and I used to spend hours in what was then the CD library. I was supposed to be filing the CDs, but I was actually randomly picking stuff up and blaring it out of the speakers.
I feel like, especially being around other girls, it’s really easy to start picking yourself apart and being like, ‘Wow, she looks better than me.’
You don’t cut anywhere, don’t pick down anywhere, don’t double screen, no weak side picking. All these things that should happen in a game of basketball don’t happen anymore.
I can’t add above 10, I can’t draw a stick figure, and I’m tone deaf. So I had to be able to do something. I found that something was picking successful models.
People have a preconceived notion about who I am and it’s interesting. It’s like picking who you want to win for the Oscars and not seeing the movie. Before you make a statement about someone, get all the information and see everything before you make a judgment.
You get used to working with one choreographer. You kind of get stuck in that vein and you work your way out of it, picking up someone else’s style, their flavor. It takes a bit of time.
There’s something cool about playing ‘Tempted’ and then picking up the mandolin and playing ‘Dark as a Dungeon’ and standing on the classics. It’s nice to just let soul rule.
I would get records by Earl Scruggs… I would tune my banjo down and I’d pick out the songs note by note. Learned how to play that way. I persevered. There was a book written by Pete Seeger, who showed you some basic strumming and some basic picking… And I kind of worked out my own style of playing.
As we get older, we get better at choosing in ways that will make us happy. We do a better job at picking activities that make us happy, and at spending time with people who make us happy. We’re also better at letting things go.
Picking from previous works I’ve watched, I really liked Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’ It made me want to play that kind of role some day.
My dad has always been extremely supportive in every decision I’ve made and much more interested in me picking what I wanted to do.
As much as I hate that it’s a business decision – like, I’m just picking a school – it really is a business decision. I really don’t see anything wrong with waiting it out.
I’m always fetishizing the French woman and French taste and style. My assistant will make fun of me because every time we’re picking the direction of a collection, I say the same thing: ‘I want it to be really French.’
Message to Obama: Fighting the Clinton machine won’t be as easy as picking up favorable press clips.
I guess I knew my dad was into photography, so a part of me was interested in picking it up to understand him a little better.
We never had a huge squad and we never had a great deal of choice. But in many ways that helps because you’ve got to make do with what you’ve got. You don’t have too many problems about picking the team you just hope that everyone turns up on the day.
When you’re picking up and moving, it does create… well, I can sleep anywhere, which is really useful, it turns out, on movie sets. But what it really does is teach you how to adapt and change and fit into a new group or school, and that really is a lot like turning up to a new movie project and finding your place.
Maybe I thought too much about picking up the money and not enough about the really good parts.
Bonnaroo has kind of become the granddaddy of all American festivals. The thing I love about it most is that it wasn’t born out of picking the top ten bands off the Billboard chart and creating a festival around it.
Often, in books, I find female power to be cartoonish – power is a process, an evolution – it has responsibilities. It’s not as simple as picking up your lightning bolt and throwing it at someone.
When I was a kid, we played a jump rope game called double Dutch – where you had to jump over two ropes swinging in opposite directions. Picking just the right moment to jump in was a practiced art form.
The main way to reduce stress in the workplace is by picking the right people.
It really bothers me when a guy is controlling. Don’t just say ‘I’m picking the place’ – ask me where I want to go!
I don’t want to be treated like I came from another planet or something or was somehow born with some weird birthright or super power. I don’t view myself that way. I am a normal guy, picking up the crap from the dog and scraping the BBQ and having a beer and fixing the shed out back.
As a black person, I have two parties to choose from: liberal and conservative. If I choose to be a liberal – regardless of who I choose – I’m picking the lesser of two evils in my mind basically.
Most people didn’t have the bandwidth to download whole albums. And so it brought back this cherry picking idea that the audience would focus on certain songs and possibly be the impetus behind what eventually got on AM radio: the single or whatever.
I really tried out for the part of Harry Potter, but they ended up picking me for the part of the enemy of Harry. Actually it is really fun playing the bad kid because it just has so many interesting qualities to it. And Daniel Radcliffe and I get along really well off set so it’s really fun filming.
At the end of my life, is it better to say that I empowered people to make great stuff, or that I died with a net worth of $10 billion? Obviously I’m picking the former, although I would not mind both.
I was never very good at picking cotton, and then I only made fifty cents or $1 a day. People would work for $1 a day during the Depression. So we would get $2 for playing music and just having fun. I think that as a result of that it was not just the money, but we enjoyed doing it.
I’ve always been that way. I’m not very good at reading music but I’m pretty quick at picking things up.
It’s impossible to put a video online without hoards of anonymous men picking apart your appearance or saying especially cruel things. It works to silence women who shouldn’t be scared of sharing their opinions with others.
In many respects, we really are trying to not run the Social Office like a business, but we do have a strategy. We do have a mission. We are trying to standardize certain things so that our time is not spent on, you know, picking flowers or linens, that we’ve got standards.
The most frustrating thing is picking up a script and loving the roles in it except the female ones… It’s really annoying and something I’ve striven to change in the industry.
When I’m by myself, I never play music. I have a lot of it, for a girl, but I don’t listen to it a lot. I hate picking music out; I’m not good at it.
I’m getting good exposure because of the movies I’m picking and the people I’m working with.
People will go through 50 beats from a producer and pick the best ones, go make a song on that beat. That’s cool, but someone coming to me and hearing what I’ve been working on, picking out pieces of all of that, and then adding some of their own ideas is way more exciting.
The RNC, per our bylaws, cannot engage in primaries. That is not our role. We actually have a rule that prohibits us from picking a candidate in the primaries.
To this day, I hate walnuts and I hate onions because on weekends when the walnuts and onions were in season, we were out there first thing in the morning and out there until the sun went down topping onions or picking walnuts.
I was always falling in love at a very young age – kindergarten is when I can remember. There was always a crush. And when I was in sixth grade, I started picking up guitar, so I started wanting to write about it and sing about it.
When the government allocates monopoly rights to frequency, and there are only a handful in each community, it’s picking the winners in the competition.
My friend gave me a VHS tape of Eddie Murphy’s ‘Raw.’ I watched it so many times, I fell in love with it. I would watch it every day, just picking it apart. And then I started doing open mics around Maryland and D.C.: that’s where I’m from. And I haven’t stopped since.
Guitarists use downstrokes and upstrokes to play fast patterns, but doubling up on down- or upstrokes might be essential to the sound of a specific melody. So as a player, you’ve got to sharpen your picking skills as much as you can.
Constantly getting knocked down and picking myself back up, the relationships I’ve been able to form with all the different people in the different cities, I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Many of us, if pressed, would admit that we’d prefer a cash gift to another pair of pajamas or bestselling novel. But giving the green can make even the best of us uncomfortable – the etiquette is confusing, and those who relish picking out the perfect something can miss some of the fun.
I’m not in a rush to do anything. And I wouldn’t say I pick and choose. When it comes to producers picking people for roles I don’t think it’s between me and Tom Cruise, do you know what I mean?
I don’t think you’ll ever get enough picking.
I was definitely more of a movie/cartoon guy than comics, but I really do like graphic novels – I don’t have the time to sit down and read Stephen King like I used to, so I find picking up ‘Saga’ every now and then and just diving back into it is a great way to stay reading.
I honestly believe that you have to be able to play the guitar hard if you want to be able to get the whole spectrum of tones out of it. Since I normally play so hard, when I start picking a bit softer my tone changes completely, and that’s really useful sometimes for creating a more laid-back feel.
All my tattoos, they’ve been thought out, thought over, been a work in progress for at least a year before I’ve got them. So I’m not walking into a tattoo shop, picking tattoos off a wall. It’s something that means something to me. It’s something that I believe in.
I think at the end of the day, even though I didn’t win a Super Bowl ring, I felt like I backed them up for drafting me. I backed up the San Diego Chargers for picking me with the fifth pick.
The best way to learn sweep picking is to first isolate the right- and left-hand techniques, master them separately and then coordinate them.
When you’re picking a basketball team, you’ll take the brother over the guy with the yarmulke. Why? Because you’re playing the odds.
I’m not sure I’m going to say that women and men are exactly the same. I think we may have different ways of approaching things, different sensitivities, and women are often better than men at picking up emotional cues.
When I started playing music it was around Austin and the Hill Country area in Texas and there were always campfires and picking circles and I loved being a part of that.
You get people criticising people who are happy to sit on the bench, picking up money.
My experience is that very few people have what it takes to be a successful investor, as I discussed in The Arrogance of Stock Picking.
I have an amazing stylist; she’s called Rebecca Corbin Murray… I go around to her living room, and it’s sort of exploding with dresses, and we go through them all, and she’s so good at picking things she knows I’ll like, and we work together. She’s taught me absolutely everything; she’s brilliant.
When you become sufficiently expert in the state of the art, you stop picking ideas at random. You are thoughtful in how to select ideas and how to combine ideas. You are thoughtful about when you should be generating many ideas versus pruning down ideas.
There’s a massive opportunity as more and more millennials and others in cities switch over from car ownership to transportation as a service. They are picking Lyft, and we want to stay focused on that big opportunity.
I was working as a flight director on the Gemini IX mission, and it seemed almost overnight I was picking up the responsibilities for the Apollo Program.
I think I’m one of life’s copers. And picking myself up and dusting myself off and starting all over again is one of my mottoes, actually.
I went home one night and told my dad that an older kid was picking on me. My Dad, a Korean War vet and a Chicago cop for 30 years, told me, ‘You better pick up a brick and hit him in the head.’ That’s when I thought, ‘Wow, I’m going to have to start dealing with things in a different way.’
Extracting the meat from a whole crab is a time-consuming job – picking all the meat out of the legs, claws and body, double-checking for bits of shells, etc. But the flavour makes it worth it, and you get the additional bonus of the crab shells to make a flavourful bisque or stock as a base for other dishes.
The beauty of Test cricket is all about playing an opponent in their backyard or defending home turf under challenging conditions over five days – dominating each session, dominating each day, picking 20 wickets to win a contest. That’s historically been cricket’s most fascinating gift.
I love staying at home and not seeing a guitar for ten days… but then I love that feeling of picking it up again.
On my worst day I always tell myself I’m not in a field picking cotton.
I remember going to the Gap when I was in the fifth grade, and I desperately wanted a pair of blue jeans. I was with my dad, and I remember picking up the jeans, looking at them, and thinking that they had to fit me. But there was nothing that fit me. This was before the age of stretch, so I was trying on adult Gap.
But Jackie Chan is that guy who would pick up glasses and bottles lying on the road or that guy who would help in picking up tents once the filming production is over. He doesn’t act like a star.
My dad is Polish. My mom is Moroccan, and I grew up around all kinds of different languages, and I love playing with it, and I love picking up new melodies.
Chileans have this rumor that they’re great soccer players, but I stunk as a soccer player. I always had to hide my nationality when they were picking teams because, just by the look of me, they would think that I was a great soccer player.
People want to know if I have a moral standpoint that they should be picking up on, and the truth is, I don’t. I don’t want people to think that I’m trying to tell them to feel a certain way. I think that’s cheap filmmaking.
My family is Jamaican and Cuban, but we would go to see our Jamaican side every summer for three months and every Christmas. One of the things I used to love was climbing trees and picking ackee fruit for breakfast.
Membership of the E.U. is not about cherry picking. It brings a lot of advantages and, of course, it requires a lot of responsibilities.
Most major races, including the New York City Marathon, require runners to provide photo identification when picking up a bib. Most provide bibs only a few days before the race, shortening the window in which someone could copy a bib.
Picking up a guitar – I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.
I was the oldest of the children in my family. I had to do a lot of diaper-changing and lunch-making. I was taking my little sister to ballet, picking up my brother, sort of being a super-nanny.
I thought I had a pretty good American accent but I had a few sessions with a voice coach over there and she was picking up on a few things. Possibly because I’ve got such a strong Northern accent, I emphasise the wrong part of words so the idea is to work on my American accent.
Internet TV and the move to the digital approach is quite revolutionary. TV has historically has been a broadcast medium with everybody picking from a very finite number of channels.
I can remember picking up weighty tomes on the history of science and the history of philosophy and reading those when I was small.
I am a professional dancer, so picking up dance steps was like brushing my teeth.
For me, picking a college was really difficult. I wish I had had my parents there kind of supervising me. But I chose well. I did OK.
I love going into junk shops, picking up something that looks like it’s got a bit of history to it, then sanding it down and reviving it.
To be in a band on the road is to have anything and everything you want just by picking up the phone.
When I was 5, 6 – so you know, memories aren’t that great – I remember coming home and I remember seeing all of our belongings on the street and a Salvation Army truck picking them up. We got taken to a shelter. And then we moved around a lot, finding places to stay.
One may no more live in the world without picking up the moral prejudices of the world than one will be able to go to hell without perspiring.
There is nothing better than picking up sun-warmed tomatoes and smelling them, feeling them and scrutinizing their shiny skins for imperfections, dreaming of ways to serve them.
People with 401(k)s need to be very conservative. Picking bottoms should be for insiders and traders.
I like Goodwill and the thrift stores. I don’t like going into a store and picking from a bunch of cute stuff that’s already been found. One of the best parts is finding it myself.
I know my dad would have loved me to have played rugby. He was a No. 8. I started off playing centre and ended up playing at the back of the scrum, No. 8 as well, just picking it up and running with it.
I’m all in favor of animal rights, but I’d like to see the food movement take a much stronger stand in defense of basic human rights. If you’re a vegan or a vegetarian, you should care about the people who are picking your fruits and vegetables by hand.
I was only picking up short-term contracts in the lower leagues. I thought that rather than the game kick me out, I’d be proactive about it.
Take a trip to the forest and experience the greatness of getting on your knees and picking your own food and going home… and eating it.
I started playing on my grandmother’s organ at a really young age. I learned ‘Chopsticks’ and that kind of thing, but I didn’t really start picking it up and start taking it super seriously until I was probably about 13, 14.
You can call it my bias or love for Harbhajan but if you are picking three best spinners in the country, he’s got to be among them. Harbhajan is one bowler who should be playing all three formats of the game.
When I first came into the England one-day side and joined the selectors, I wanted to move away from picking what some people called the bits-and-pieces to the best batsmen and bowlers.
You draw the best things from your parents and family. You’re going to pick up some of the bad things as well – there’s a temper that runs through my dad’s side of the family that I’m not especially keen on picking up a giant block of.
Jake ‘The Snake,’ getting the chance to talk to him all day and just picking his brain – you know, he has his demons, but he’s an intelligent person, and he knows the business like no other.
We have to get government out of the job of picking winners and losers. That’s what they’ve been doing the last year and a half, getting in the way of businesses that are trying to reinvest to get our economy back on its feet.
I loved couriers. You had this transfer of physical information happening throughout the city and the world. Someone picking up the package, putting it in a bag, going somewhere, taking it out of the bag, giving it to someone else. I thought that was so cool. I wanted to map it, to see that flow on a big screen.
My earliest memory is my mom picking me up after I had fallen down, giving me a big hug and reading me ‘Goodnight Moon.’ From that moment, to this one, every single memory I have of my mom is that regardless of what was happening in her life, she was always, always there for me.
Initially, picking up the Dravadian language was a bit tough act.
I aspire to make a record that sounds better 10 listens in than it does after two, and still, at 50 listens, you’re picking out things that add a depth and a thoughtfulness to it; there’s enough in there that you can still be extracting pieces out of it.
You don’t want to hit readers over the head like they’re completely incapable of picking up on subtlety.
Having worked on ‘Halo: Nightfall’ and gotten a taste for what ‘Halo’ has to offer, it definitely has me interested in picking up the games and getting familiarized more with the ‘Halo’ universe.
What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don’t take kindly to thieves in Africa.
As soon as I got successful, the Scottish press started picking on me. It’s something they reserve just for me.
I think part of picking where you live in New York is accepting who you are. Really looking at yourself and going, ‘Yeah, I’m not cool enough for the West Village.’
When you create pressure in the previous over for your partner to strike, it is sometimes as satisfying as picking up a wicket yourself.
Choice is more than picking ‘x’ over ‘y.’ It is a responsibility to separate the meaningful and the uplifting from the trivial and the disheartening. It is the only tool we have that enables us to go from who we are today to who we want to be tomorrow.
Sweep picking is when the right hand sweeps down and up the strings in succession. But when you do sweep picking, one note rings into the next, and it sounds almost like you’re playing a chord, and that’s exactly what you don’t want.
Rejection happens, and you have to have a thick skin about it, which is hard. You can’t be overly sensitive about people not picking you.
On ‘American Idol,’ I felt like one of my challenges was picking songs because I’ve definitely been exposed to a lot of music. So when I went to pick songs, it was difficult for me to choose, but I’d always go to country because country music is so memorable.
You eventually get used to looking at girls picking their leotards out of their bums and that sort of stuff.
I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.
In a dream world, it is to be able to continue picking and choosing projects that stand out to me and challenge me. Working with directors I look up to and alongside talented actors that push me to be better.
The only successor to President Putin is President Putin himself and we could of course dream about President Putin stepping down voluntarily and picking out successor which would be probably as bad as him.
The ‘Room 93’ EP was just kind of picking apart the sense of voyeurism and the sense of isolation and turning it into, essentially, a little black book and reflecting on – at that time – 19 years of me forming relationships with people.
When you first saw ‘The Truman Show,’ did anyone else walk around for the next week not picking your nose just in case?
I end up picking clothes in black and white mostly.
All writers are mimics, and I’m not interested in picking up somebody else’s style or voice.
Indie music is picking up and artistes are more confident about putting out music with no big name attached to it.
Each piece of jewellery tells a story of my life. Picking one particular piece as a favorite would be like taking a chapter out of a book.
Everyone has bad days, and when you’re having a bad day, you think, ‘Here I am being singled out by a hostile, malicious universe that is picking exclusively on me.’ And then you read a book about bad days and realize they happen to everyone, not just tormented, persecuted you.
I’ve led a career of having to take work to see my family, over picking and choosing, instead of ‘I need food on the table and I don’t know how I’m going to pay the mortgage.’
I could never have dreamed of picking up an Ivor Novello for anything… but for Songwriter Of The Year, it’s just amazing.
I’ve never been much into picking things apart.
When we’re in the business of picking fights with our allies instead of working with them, that takes away from our strength in dealing with China.
What hurts me, and always had done, is picking teams and having to leave players out.
You can do 12 great takes, but if the director is no good, he’ll end up picking the wrong one.
The funny thing about being creative is that, especially high school people, I kept noticing I’d always go to these certain materials. I’d always be picking up trash and picking up paper and using it.
I have a saying: ‘I’m good for three things: making fried bologna sandwiches, making money and picking out good movies.’
I love an old-school gentleman. Picking me up for dates, sending flowers, holding the door open, I love it all.
I want you to be able to go to Aquazzura and find a shoe for every occasion, whether that’s a red carpet ball or picking up your kids from school.
The taste of guava is my first memory. I remember somebody picking it from the tree and throwing it down to me.
My brain is here for the picking, and a lot of people are calling me to see what I think about their business, and I’m brutally honest with them.
This is the difficulty with not picking up points away from home: the home games become that much more critical.
It’s all about getting your head down, focusing, working hard, competing in training, keeping fit, and picking up points.
I like taking calls while I’m walking Lenny, but it’s always awkward, trying to juggle a phone while picking up after your dog.
When you talk about bullying I always go back to when I was at school, a bully was a big kid picking on a little kid.
We ought to be allowing the private sector to pursue every form of energy because the energy of the future, it’s not going to come from the government picking winners and losers.
When I’m picking songs for an album I always want a song that I can relate to and that I have experienced. There’s nothing worse than watching an artist try and sell a song that isn’t believable coming from them.
If you’re picking your best friend based on what kind of clothes she wears or how popular she is, chances are you aren’t going to stay in touch after graduation.
I’d much rather be worrying about playing that note in tune, and picking out the best way to arrange the song, rather than thinking about pricing for the download. It’s not art.
I hate picking out clothes.
If the money’s equal between the Rockets and Mavericks, I think players are picking Houston. Every time.
I could easily master Telugu, but picking up Malayalam was challenging.
When you grow up starving, you cannot point with pride to a book you’ve just spent six hours reading. Picking cotton, sewing flour bags into clothes – those were the skills my father grew up appreciating.
What makes me unique is my ability to adapt to different situations and switch onto smaller guards and stay out there. Another component to being out there on the floor – and this is something that I learned as my college career went on – was staying on the floor, literally, comes down to not picking up fouls.
Picking my topics is sort of a process of elimination for me. Most things don’t work for me. I like to cover science and unexpected things happening in labs. Also, theoretical research doesn’t work for my style. I need scenes and interactions. Then, humor. I’m having the most fun when I can have fun with my work.
‘Slumdog Millionaire’ is a fairy tale, but it starts in a place you really believe, and that came from spending two months wandering around the slums picking up stories and talking to people.
Picking a guitar was a lot easier than picking cotton.
It’s about getting the kids up and fed, getting one to school, getting the other down for a nap, going to the grocery store, picking one up from school, getting the other one down for another nap, cooking dinner… I live my life at these two extremes. I’m either a full-time stay-at-home mom or a full-time actress.
I tend to mostly take the day off from working on Sundays, but I do spend some time reading. Mostly what I’m picking up is what’s in stores. I really do love to read fiction from the last year or two.
My love of baking might have originated with my grandmother. She had a lemon tree growing in her backyard, and one of my favorite memories is of picking lemons together and then baking lemon bars.
I purposefully try to go through days without picking my phone up, and that’s hard to do because we’re so dependent on it.
Once you get within a few weeks of the show and it becomes WrestleMania season, the energy starts picking up, and the energy feels different. You can feel it in the air, and every show means a little bit more, and everything is a little more focused and directed. Everything’s directing toward that day of WrestleMania.
I’m not always the best at picking out what goes together. I always want to be presentable, but more than that, I want to be different. I’ve never just wanted to follow the crowd. I think that goes back to when I was a boy. If everyone was doing one thing, I’d do something different.
As players at Bayern, we’re not interested in any boredom – we’re interested in picking up three points each game.
I fell in love with the ocean when I was just a little kid, four or five years old, I was a junior ranger, I was going out and doing intertidal stuff, walking around and sticking my finger in my first sea anemone and picking up starfish and all that. It gripped me when I was young.
I have worked hard to be all the things that I thought a family man should be, but I probably could have done better by not trying to run a family like I was picking a five-a-side football team.
I always say that when it comes to picking a single, firstly you have to go with what feels right and what your gut tells you.
But I was losing so much bone density that I would have been in grave danger. And I mean grave danger. If I had let it go just a few more years I could have broken my hip or spine just picking up my granddaughter.
Being angry is like picking up a knife with no handle: it is self-harming.
Anything I say about women, I try to make sure that at least five or six friends of mine are going through a similar situation. That way I’m not picking on my wife.
I’m a slow learner. When people are so talented or facile at picking up an instrument and playing covers, like Yo La Tengo, I admire that. But I could never do that.
The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new poetry.
If you see me when I first burst onto the scene, you see how quickly I could turn for a big lad and how fast I was up and down the pitch. Then I started picking and choosing my time to go forwards because I was scared of my hamstring going or my knee not dealing with it.
There is definitely a Japanese influence on my style. I spent several years back and forth training over there, training at the New Japan Dojo in Los Angeles and picking up various techniques from wherever I go.
I’m the oldest of four, I have three siblings, and I think I kind of grew up aggravating and picking at them.
I want people, when they remember me, to think of the Hall of Pain, when I was catching guys, 275 pounds. Picking up Big Show, close to 500 pounds, over my head and driving him through a table.
London audiences are tricky, too. They don’t laugh as much as the Northern audiences because, and I hate to say this, they are a bit cleverer normally, and they are picking up on all the little details and listening more carefully.
I have been tied up with music for about as long as I can remember. By the time I was four I was picking out little tunes my mother played on the reed organ in the living-room.
Building advanced AI is like launching a rocket. The first challenge is to maximize acceleration, but once it starts picking up speed, you also need to focus on steering.
Being a slave meant never having the stability of knowing your family would be together as many years as God designed it to be. It meant you could come back from picking cotton in a field to find that your children are gone, your husband’s gone, your mother’s gone.
Coming in, if you are the No. 1 pick, the team that is picking No. 1 is there for a reason. There are going to be ups and downs – you’ve just gotta stay steady through the process.
My mom was a single mother. She had six siblings in a big Irish family, all descended from shanty Irish folks who arrived after the Famine. They settled along the Cuyahoga River. It’s the river that caught on fire. We’re real good at picking real estate.
What was very interesting to me about Clementine Hunter’s work is that she couldn’t read or write, and she has recorded history of the plantation life and the southern part of the U.S. – the cotton harvests, pecan picking, washing clothes, funerals, marriages – in pictures.
I think it just helps to be very aware that fundamentally, there are no adults. Everyone is making it up as they go along. You have to find your own path, picking, choosing, taking and discarding as you see fit.
When I was younger, I was a bit of a feisty fighter type of guy. That’s something my father told me as I was becoming a man: ‘You don’t go picking fights, but you don’t run from any of them.’ And I was more afraid of my father than anybody else I had to fight.
I’m addicted to picking my nose. In a world of red tape and bureaucracy, where it takes forever to buy a house or get a cell-phone plan going, it’s so instant to just stick your finger up there and go for something your own body produces.
I haven’t studied theology in any systematic way. I don’t think I’d find certain subjects – canon law, for instance – terribly interesting. But I’m always picking around and finding different things.
I’ve never owned an actual trail-running shoe myself, but maybe I should. My favorite paths are fraught with peril, much of it skulking at shoelace level. A rock, a root, an errant pine cone. Wham, and you’re down, choking in dust and picking pebbles from wounds in your forearms and knees.
I thought that the fashion world could be a bit fake sometimes, but it’s nothing compared to Hollywood. These girls would walk over their grandmothers’ graves to get a part, and the producers talk about actresses like they’re dirt, picking over every part of them so that they end up paranoid and having surgery.
I hardly ever watch my own work. I just end up picking myself apart! I can’t even stand to hear myself on voicemail. the sound of my own voice is like nails on a chalkboard. The same goes for my records.
There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal, picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.
There are certain battles that you pick. When they’re not worth picking, they’re laughable stories.
I don’t have a personal stylist, because I don’t need one. I just really enjoy meeting designers and picking up clothes.
An investor doesn’t have a prayer of picking a manager that can deliver true alpha.
It turns out kids today still learn that four-chord progression when they’re just picking up the guitar.
As I got older, I’d say probably when I got to, like, seventh or eighth grade, I was living in Atlanta, Georgia at the time, and I went for an open call for an agent, a local agent out there, a woman named Joy Purvis, and she ended up picking me up.
As a coach you’re able to have better relationships with the players because you’re not picking the team.
With space exploration picking up, low-cost access to space will be required and I believe that Isro will be the go-to agency that would provide value for this kind of activity.
Picking up a tell – a hint that a player unknowingly gives that reveals the strength of his hand – often means the difference between winning and losing a big pot.
The one thing I do have is good ears. I don’t mean perfect pitch, but ears for picking things up. I developed my ear through piano theory, but I never had a guitar lesson in my life, except from Eric Clapton off of records.
I seem to have a knack for picking movies that go on to be cult favorites.
Myself and my two younger sisters and brother were paid for any chores, whether it was washing pop’s car, sweeping the lawn or picking mangoes.
I batted with contact lenses in the IPL while playing for Delhi Daredevils. I wasn’t picking the ball early. So I went back to the glasses.
I was never, like, picking on people or anything like that. I was more the other way around. I was a little insecure, I was broke.
I hate picking out outfits for events. That’s why I always wear the same thing when I go out – OK, not exactly the same, but always something easy. If it isn’t a big fashion event, it’ll be jeans and a nice top.
I’m not really the kind of person that wanted this kind of big attention everywhere. But on the other side, I’m glad that children are picking up a racket and they have an idol in myself.
I could suddenly see the pressures all around; these endless magazines and cheap reality TV programmes poking at women, humiliating us for every flaw. It makes me so angry. I really wonder what it is we are doing to ourselves, because I do think women can be the worst ones for picking each other apart.
We should all do what, in the long run, gives us joy, even if it is only picking grapes or sorting the laundry.
I am physically fit and I have a lot of stamina. It’s because on the farm I am up at 6 A. M. doing chores. You will find me out in the paddocks, feeding the animals and picking up poo.
I’m not really sure what I look for when I’m picking out clothes.
I remember my first memory is sitting in my dad’s chair in a small office and I used to imagine that I was picking up the phone and issuing commands. And I was only seven.
People come to me and they’re like, ‘You’re hand picking fighters.’ I don’t pick my fights.
I don’t do facials – I don’t really enjoy people picking at my skin. I’d rather a dermatologist who’s a doctor for that do that.
Ask any guitar player – it’s hard to feed yourself when you’re picking for a living.
I saw the Village as a place you could escape to, to express yourself. When I first went there, I wrote and performed poetry. Then I drew portraits for a couple of years. It took a while before I thought about picking up a guitar.
It’s a really hard decision, picking my second single.
For conservatives, every policy solution starts with an individual picking oneself up, acknowledging his or her mistakes, as a first step to improving his or her circumstances.
Every job is incredibly different, and I love it because you’re picking up skill sets and experiences. It’s the university of life.
The point guard is the most important position on the court. They often have to be the best player, not by choice but because that’s what the game demands as far as all the thinking you have to do and picking and choosing when to score or pass, things like that.
I put together amazing records, whether that’s finding the beat or putting the right hook on there, and picking the right artists on the record. That’s me being an A&R. And I’m making sure that they give me their best.
There is an art to eavesdropping, but I think to some extent we are all guilty of picking up those little odds and ends that can be quite intriguing if you analyse them.
After Sleater-Kinney broke up in 2006 I had very little desire to play music. It took well over three years before picking up a guitar meant anything to me other than an exercise.
On the song ‘Dangerous,’ it feels like a teenager picking up a new instrument and writing something with all of that naive excitement.
I am always picking on something or the other about the way I have performed a scene.
If you think it’s hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
I don’t want to pretend that I only focus on social media to do my job, but it is a very important complement to what we do on a day-in and day-out basis. You can get a whole lot more information through social media than you can get just through the traditional methods of picking up the newspaper.
I wanted success. I was ambitious. I didn’t leave United to see out my career picking up wages.
That’s what I love about Nashville and the music community – seeing kids around acoustic music and bluegrass picking parties is the best.
You can actually make your own Trump policies by going through the incinerator at the Daily Mail and picking through the dust for anything they thought might get them prosecuted.
There’s a catharsis in cutting down trees. But there’s absolutely none of that in picking cotton. It’s maddening! It’s fiddly, and it pricks your fingers, and it’s something that’s a very hard skill if you have no alacrity for it.
It’s awesome to see other games picking up on battle royale, adding their unique spin to it, and advancing the state of the industry.
My kids are in school and in all these clubs – chess club, fashion club, you name it. When my dad came home from work, it was late, and when he left, it was early in the morning. On my days off, I’m still taking my kids to school and picking them up. I do what I have to do to keep that relationship.
When I think about dropping team sports and picking up surfing and also then geeking out radio control planes and gadgetry and all that stuff I love, that’s what really now has led me in big part to GoPro.
I grew up going to bluegrass festivals, and there were performers who got on stage and didn’t say much. They would stand there, stone-faced, picking. I could appreciate that, but it taught me that a little showmanship and some personality adds so much to a performance.
I have a long-standing interest in what I like to think of as ‘forbidden knowledge:’ methods of unarmed killing, lock picking, breaking and entry, spy stuff, and other things that the government wants only a few select individuals to know.
A lot of people spend all this time painting their house, picking out rugs, and then they put fluorescent lighting in there. It totally ruins the mood.
Picking just one game above all is nearly impossible for me, but if I had to, it would be ‘Metal Gear Solid.’ I remember being completely blown away with the story, the mechanics and the overall presentation on my first playthrough.
Spare me the carefully thought out accessorising that is supposed to look casually thrown on, while in actuality, hours have been spent on the picking and choosing of said jewellery, scarves, etc. Unless you are Keith Richards and can absolutely pull it off, less is more.
I am very conscious about picking my roles and make sure that they are different.
It’s not an easy challenge picking up players in January, I’ve always found it tough. Clubs don’t want to release their better players.
I have made it my practice to not get involved in primaries because picking the Republican candidate is the voters’ job.
I had originally done a production called ‘The Resistance.’ It was one of those underground guerilla things, very low budget. Then Starz and Ghost House ended up picking it up and funding it, and we reshot it.
I really love picking up subjects where people say, ‘How is this going to work?’ and trying to find a way to make it work because every story needs to be told.
We started ‘Heaven And Earth’ in 2016. That was probably the heaviest touring year of my whole life. We probably did almost 200 shows in 2016. We went into the studio, and I honestly didn’t know what the album was going to be. So I just kind of started picking songs that I liked.
I agree that we need to have real temporary foreign workers, who are working in the fields, picking fruits.
I was raised in the Pacific Islands, so I remember picking fruit every morning for breakfast or collecting the eggs from the chickens in the garden. It was a very simple life, but we had all of these fresh ingredients on our doorstep.
We need an equal opportunity society, one in which government does not see its job as picking winners and losers. Where do you go if you want special favors? Government. Where do you go if you want a tax break? Government. Where do you go if you want a handout? Government. This must stop.
As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it’s because I’ve played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting.
I love picking people. I started Blackstone, and we had no people, and now we have with our portfolio companies about 750,000 people all over the world. Everybody who is at a senior level has ultimately been picked by me.
I have lots of gaps in my education, and so I’m often picking up classic books that most people read years ago.
In the periods of my career when I stopped passing the ball forward or when I stopped looking for the risky pass that might open up a defence, the consequences were the same. The manager stopped picking me. I got back into the team when I went back to doing it the way he wanted.
Throughout my time working in restaurants, I developed an illogical dread of some basic kitchen tasks. None of them – picking and chopping parsley, peeling and mincing garlic, browning pans of ground meat – were particularly difficult. But at the scale required in a professional kitchen, they felt Sisyphean.
I don’t think there is a perfect athlete. But if I had to come close to picking someone who demonstrates all the traits that I feel an athlete should have, I would say the perfect athlete would be Tiger Woods. He has the ability, he’s humble and he’s very good at what he does.
Professional farmworkers who know how to do a number of different jobs, whether it be pruning or picking or crafting, they see themselves as professionals, and they take a lot of pride in that work. They don’t see themselves as doing work that is demeaning.
I’m not good at picking people up, I’d rather just get to know someone. I’m not an ‘opening line’ kind of guy; it’s not really my scene. But at school, I was good at talking to girls. I wasn’t good at making moves, though.
In England and America people tend to graze all day long, but I think it’s such a waste to be constantly picking at food because you then can’t enjoy a proper full meal when the time comes.
Acting is a learning process. And what you are doing in your early films is essentially picking up the nuances, the tricks of your trade. And somewhere along the line, you become analytical and learn to enjoy what you are doing.
My biggest ‘don’t’ from the past? Picking my face!
Mutual funds were created to make investing easy, so consumers wouldn’t have to be burdened with picking individual stocks.
I went to the Brit School for the performing arts in Croydon at 14, picking music as my main subject, and I’m so glad I did. I knew lots of people who’d gone there, so I always had my mind set on it.
I have these big piano-playing hands. I feel like I should be picking potatoes.
Picking locks or handcuffs for me is not really a big deal, I can do it pretty much in seconds, I’ve been doing since I was 14 years old. I used to sit on my bed as a kid with a pick set and you know just picking locks and stuff, so I’m used to it.
As a professional you’re always judging each other and picking things out about whether you’re better or not than those playing.
To play sweep arpeggios correctly, you have to mute each note with the left hand immediately after picking it.
On ‘Death Valley,’ I fought this werewolf, and he was picking me up and slamming me down. They put padding down in the garbage so he could really slam me down. They’re flying around and I’m doing these jumping flying triangles pulling the guy down. It’s just fun.
And there is such a thing as a decathlon high. It’s like a rock rolling down hill, picking up momentum. You get better and better.
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.
A woman with organizing skills can run a construction company without ever picking up a hammer and nail.
Some might argue that it’s unfair to judge Hillary Clinton for the policies her husband championed years ago. But Hillary wasn’t picking out china while she was first lady. She bravely broke the mold and redefined that job in ways no woman ever had before.
I always lived with guitarists. When they would leave, I would just pick up their acoustic guitars and start doing finger picking and write.
I know all of the antiques stores in Buenos Aires. I’ve been in every one of them, picking things out.
I like picking up accessories as and when I see something I like – whether its from my travels on the streets of a foreign country or more mainstream labels like Accessorize.
I didn’t have a thing to do with picking a coach, and didn’t want to. But I didn’t think they’d pick one I didn’t like.
I don’t want to know what happens because I enjoy picking up a script and going, ‘I do what?!’
I don’t have a big appetite. I don’t eat a lot, to be honest – never. I’m a bit like a little bird, picking all day long, but I’m not getting pasta or getting all those things, you know?
I’ve been singing one kind of genre for a long time but have always tried to push to new auras about picking new songs or the same kind of genre but trying to sing it differently, treating it differently.
I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three.
I was writing songs, I guess, a sense of lyricism before I started picking up the guitar. Once I picked up the guitar, I felt I started expressing myself in that medium without words.
I think the important part is picking clothes that are flattering to your figure, and obviously I want a big say in what I was going to wear, ’cause it’s still me that’s out there.
When I was younger and my parents used to always slap my hand if I was picking my nose or if I was running around screaming I was told to shut up.
But there were highs as well as lows, it was as though they said everybody was picking on the man who had more practical real life experiences than the whole batch of them put together.
Its easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it’s valid.
These things don’t just come, arrive and settle like a bird picking up a few bits of crumbs. They develop. I think the best word for these things is develop. They develop because of the human beings who just happen to be there at the time.
I haven’t left modeling completely; I just took a step out, and I now have the rare luxury of picking and choosing how to spend my days.