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Californians are people who insist on growing their own vegetables, but they won’t dig up the pretty lawn, won’t plant anything for fear of getting dirty, and they use fragrant bath salts from The Body Shop instead of smelly compost.
At this point in my career, I don’t have to deal with audition rejections. So I get my rejection from other things. My children can make me feel rejected. They can humble you pretty quick.
Yeah, we shot ourselves in the foot right out of the gate. The guy who ran it at first misled pretty much everybody about how much capital we had. He said we had enough to go three years without making money, and we had enough to go three weeks.
In the household in which I was raised, the themes were pretty simple. ‘Work hard. Don’t quit. Be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful. Also, never whine, never complain. And always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor.’
I can be the nice family man at home, and then when I go to the gym, maybe sparring with someone, I switch into beast mode. It ain’t pretty.
I’ve pretty much always been on a diet since I was born. And the women in my family struggle, so I find the less I think about food, in a way, the happier I am. In general, I think I eat less the less I think about it.
I have people who love me and people that I love and a man that I love. So in that sense, I feel that I’m pretty well rounded.
I was pretty much grown-up by the time I attended school in Britain – or as grown-up as I’ll ever get.
I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
In New York I pretty much live in diners – I order French Fries, Diet Coke floats and lots of coffee.
The aging process is totally minimizing. Life in general is pretty minimizing because you have a lot of big ideas, and you have to battle the mistaken delusions and instability that come with youth.
Most artists try to avoid cliches, but it’s pretty hard to avoid them if you yourself end up being one.
I’m pretty open. I like doing different things.
I got the idea for ‘Throne of Glass’ when I was sixteen. Music always inspires my books, and when I was listening to the ‘Cinderella’ soundtrack, I thought, ‘What if Cinderella was actually an assassin who liked getting dressed up all pretty and going to the ball, but then she wouldn’t mind kicking butt?’
I do miss ‘Battlestar’, the cast and crew. That was a pretty well-oiled machine. It’s sort of like you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. But I go to a lot of sci-fi conventions, and I love going and talking about the show.
My friends have said, ‘Wait, you’re pretty, and you sing? What do you mean you’re interested in science?’ I have to just hold my head and go, ‘Do you hear yourself?’ By no means should you ever limit yourself because of what others think or because of their perceptions of what someone looks like in a certain field.
Juilliard definitely emphasizes the theater. They don’t train – at all really – for film acting. It’s mostly process-oriented, pretty much for the stage.
Pretty much every gym I go into, I feel very comfortable. I dump my stuff, take my shoes off, do my thing.
I don’t want to discredit people’s individuality, but I think people are pretty much the same. People are very similar. If you have a good enough imagination then you can feel things that you personally have never done before. That’s acting.
In sixth grade I had a band called The Blueberry Waterfall. I had borrowed a guy’s Fender Jaguar and Boss Tone Fuzz, which you plugged straight into a Blackface Twin. It was a little power trio – we were actually pretty good for our age.
I have four Macs, four iPads, and two phones, and I upgrade them all to the newest build pretty much every day.
I love to eat everything and you pretty much can – a little piece of something fattening is not going to kill you. It’s when you eat the whole box that it’s going to kill you.
I consider myself to be a pretty good judge of people… that’s why I don’t like any of them.
Competing in my first Olympics in the country where my parents came from is pretty insane. I’m feeling nothing but excitement.
I’m pretty low-key. I’m pretty boring, to be honest.
I think it’s true for men and for women, if you are even remotely attractive, people will assume you’re just another pretty face and you don’t have the work ethic or the talent to put in the time to flesh out a career.
It’s good to experience Hollywood in short bursts, I guess. Little snippets. I don’t think I can handle being here all the time, it’s pretty nutty.
I don’t hurt or want for visibility, but people seem to forget pretty easily.
Anyone who thinks that people can be fooled or pushed around has an inaccurate and pretty low estimate of people – and he won’t do very well in advertising.
In the barber shop you start playing checkers, and eventually you want to learn how to play chess. The pieces look a little more interesting. You’re doing more things. I’m pretty good at it.
As a human, I’d say I’m pretty intermediate.
I think what’s going on with gorillas is pretty bad. The fact is that you can buy gorilla meat in London any day you want it.
I guess I can’t be a great architect. Great architects have a recognizable style. But if every building I did were the same, it would be pretty boring.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
When you’re 14, anything with a sword and a dragon is pretty cool. But when you’re 21 and you’ve read 2,000 fantasy novels, you start to realize that some of those books, well, they weren’t really good. OK, let’s be honest. A lot of them were crap.
Katya and I, as a yin and a yang, we pretty much represent the entire, full gambit of talent, you know? Together, there’s not really much we can’t do.
I dream of working with iconic directors such as Tim Burton, Baz Luhrmann, Terry Gilliam and Wes Anderson – so I’m setting my sights pretty high! My perfect role would be in a fairy-tale period piece, and I’m quite upset all the Harry Potter movies have been made as I’d love to have been in those.
I think it’s hard to describe my style in one sentence. It depends on how I’m feeling. Sometimes I’ll dress more street; other times, I’ll dress more classy. I have so many different ways that I can express myself, so my style is pretty versatile.
I’m a very traditional person. The tattoos are about my grandmother dying and they tell the story about my mother and father, my brothers and my sister, my kids. It’s pretty much a family tree on my arm with my life in football too.
Openness, respect, integrity – these are principles that need to underpin pretty much every other decision that you make.
Punk is musical freedom. It’s saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster’s terms, ‘nirvana’ means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that’s pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock.
For a while, I tried to masquerade as somewhat of a hippie because I was under the impression that was the kind of guy girls would like. I was pretty unsuccessful because I liked the idea of camping more than actually camping. I did go to a Grateful Dead concert, but I was pretty bored.
I think generally I’m a pretty good person if I had to grade myself. Or toot my own horn.
I went to a nutritionist; my diet is pretty clean, but I wanted to get some more knowledge and understanding in some areas. My two favorite things, Clif Bars and lattes, she just destroyed in our first meeting. Coffee is fine, but soy is the most genetically modified food that we eat.
I’m pretty much a dinosaur in the studio. I like things hand-drawn, even today. The story artists use Cintiqs, but I’m the only person who hasn’t completely converted to computers. I like the Cintiq, but there’s something about the raw emotional power of using paper and pencil.
I think I would probably die without my eyeliner, but besides that I’m pretty basic.
I wouldn’t put a big trust in what people in Silicon Valley say. They may be good at manipulating ones and zeroes and writing software, but beyond that, their contribution to human progress has been pretty dismal. I’m not impressed.
People think I don’t have substance and I’m just another pretty face.
Art is a critical component in a well-rounded education. Art is the level playing field – no matter how rich or poor, tall or short, pretty or ugly to the bone, if you can draw, you can find personal fulfillment and build self-confidence. Art is the highest achievement of mankind.
Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.
I’m pretty casual. I love Free People and small vintage boutiques.
I’ve never been jealous of any girl in my life, but while shooting for ‘Remo,’ I was ‘really jealous’ of Sivakarthikeyan. The day I saw him in his pretty nurse look, I knew that he’s going to steal the show.
I’m pretty sure that I was JFK in my past life.
I’m just happy that Jesus Christ, um, did not let me lose my teeth when I was 20 years old. ‘Cause I was wondering, like, what if you kept your baby teeth until the age of 18 or 20, and then you lose ’em? That would look pretty bad.
My memory’s pretty much gone.
I enjoy going on hikes, and I enjoy the occasional yoga. The one thing I’m good at athletically – and I don’t know if I’m good at it anymore because I haven’t done this in a while – I can throw a pretty good spiral in football, but I have no idea how to play.
When I see my picture in the papers, I imagine that people think I’m a lot more serious than I am. They probably think I’m pretty miserable.
One of my favorite movies of all time is ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ which is a pretty interesting choice for a seasonal Christmas favorite, because it’s about a guy who wants to commit suicide and is presented with reasons not to.
With the Supremes I made so much money so fast all I wanted to do was buy clothes and pretty things. Now I’m comfortable with money and it’s comfortable with me.
Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert. Those are the guys I look at who are telling me pretty much the truth. And they throw humor into it which makes it much more interesting to listen to.
When we show our flaws, we show the world that we don’t look pretty all the time.
A great social success is a pretty girl who plays her cards as carefully as if she were plain.
For a homosexual, he’s one of the nicest guys I ever met. And he’s good at what he does. You know, he’s got leadership ability, and if these people here would listen to him, he would take ’em a long way. But anyway, me and Richard got to be pretty good friends – not in a homosexual way, that’s for sure.
That’s pretty much all I do – skate, surf, and jam.
Wouldn’t it be exciting if all women just went on strike? Just a woman’s strike. Everything would fall apart pretty quickly then, wouldn’t it?
I just wanna make more music, legit music as opposed to keeping the same constant thing. I wanna show growth in the music, pretty much.
The last two years with the Eagles were pretty intense times. There was a lot of drinking and we were all getting high a lot. My parents were relieved when I got off the Eagles treadmill.
Then I realized that secrecy is actually to the detriment of my own peace of mind and self, and that I could still sustain my belief in privacy and be authentic and transparent at the same time. It was a pretty revelatory moment, and there’s been a liberating force that’s come from it.
Being an actor, you can get spoilt a little bit: car services come and pick you up, you get put up in nice hotels, people fetch you coffee, and so on. It is wonderful, but you can get lost in that world pretty quickly and start believing that it is real life.
The world is pretty messed up.
By curious accident of history and geography, the world’s major energy resources are located pretty much in Shiite regions. They’re a minority in the Middle East, but they happen to be where the oil is, right around the northern part of the Gulf.
Sometimes I just think that there are more things to be said to make the audience understand what I’m trying to do more. When I’m singing, I don’t want you to just hear the melody. I want you to relive the story, because most of the songs have pretty good storytelling.
When tulip mania dies down, all that remains are pretty flowers. When bubbles burst, nothing is left but soapy residue. But the Internet revolution, for all its speculative excesses, really is changing the world.
One time I went into a restroom and a girl followed me in. I signed an autograph for her in the sink. It was pretty funny because she was in a guy’s restroom and she wasn’t embarrassed at all.
After all those years as a woman hearing ‘not thin enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not this enough, not that enough,’ almost overnight I woke up one morning and thought, ‘I’m enough.’
I like starting. It’s pretty cool.
People love pretty much the same things best. A writer looking for subjects inquires not after what he loves best, but after what he alone loves at all.
I get all dressed up in fuchsia, looking like a clown, and show pretty pictures to people.
I had never thought that I would get into acting but I was very cute and pretty looking.
‘Instructions Not Included’ is proving that there is a huge Latin market that needs a special project. They love seeing their own people; they want to see themselves onscreen. In my case, I know them pretty well. I know what they laugh at. I think it’s going to open a lot of doors, this movie.
Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I’m pretty sure we both know what we’re doing.
When it comes to relationships, I think I’m pretty experienced – you’d be surprised.
You can wear whatever you want to make you feel pretty or fabulous.
I reckon domesticated cats have a pretty good life.
My faith isn’t very churchy, it’s a pretty personal, intimate thing and has been a huge source of strength in moments of life and death.
I just like cars, period. I can find something to like about pretty much any car. I’ve had as much fun whipping around Italy in a little Mini Cooper as I’ve had whipping through Miami in a Bentley GT.
Love Scars’ blew up pretty fast.
It is pretty ironic that the so-called ‘least advanced’ people are the ones taking the lead in trying to protect all of us, while the richest and most powerful among us are the ones who are trying to drive the society to destruction.
‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ is about how, as a young woman, everyone gets that moment of being in bloom, but nobody really appreciates it.
People think your success is just a matter of having a pretty face. But it’s easy to be chewed up and spat out. You’ve got to stay ahead of the game to be able to stay in it.
The literature associating inequality with social instability and poor health outcomes is pretty convincing.
It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it’s easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.
People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.
At my very core, I’m pretty shy. I just happen to have a weird job.
Going to a pub when you’re not drinking is pretty boring.
Look, even bad years are pretty good years I think.
P is positive emotion, E is engagement, R is relationships, M is meaning and A is accomplishment. Those are the five elements of what free people chose to do. Pretty much everything else is in service of one of or more of these goals. That’s the human dashboard.
Honestly, I grew up in pretty modest circumstances. We were a middle-class family.
I know my serve stinks, but I was a pretty good tennis player.
I like pasta; it’s pretty good. I’ll even substitute wheat pasta in there and make it more healthy.
Punk rock really influenced me, the basic metal bands, Zeppelin, Stones and Floyd, and Southern rock bands. I think I was pretty well-rounded.
My family background is Mexican, and I was born in Chicago. It’s pretty much family tradition every time we get together for Christmas and major holidays to sing. Our family time is centered around the food and a little bit of performing for one another.
I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn’t work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon as the gum lost its flavor, I was back to pondering my mortality.
I’m not really into gothic music, it’s not really my type of scene but each to their own. I listen to pretty much anything.
I think connecting natural elements and musicology is probably pretty idiosyncratic of me, so it is hard to imagine anyone else going down that route.
I’m still pretty self-centered, greedy and angry.
For a highly motivated learner, it’s not like knowledge is secret and somehow the Internet made it not secret. It just made knowledge easy to find. If you’re a motivated enough learner, books are pretty good.
To come in and win three races already this year and maybe set a record by winning four is pretty unique. But guys like Mark Martin, Rusty Wallace and these guys are not wanting that to happen.
Trying to do business without advertising is like winking at a pretty girl through a pair of green goggles. You may know what you are doing, but no one else does.
I like to use my hands and make things… It might seem pretty stupid or pointless but that doesn’t matter… some of the most interesting work is the stuff that starts like that – out of a raw need for activity.
Nobody has a completely happy life, unless you’re completely imbecilic. Life is mostly pretty awful.
I’m gonna be pretty honest; there wasn’t a lot of improv allowed on ‘Eclipse.’
We picked the Red Sox because they lose. If you root for something that loses for 86 years, you’re a pretty good fan. You don’t have to win everything to be a fan of something.
Prior to going to college, I had a pretty strong accent, and that was one of the things I had to work on a lot. I went to North Carolina School of the Arts; my speech teacher… that was one of the things we really had to work on over the years, and thankfully I think it finally worked.
I eat steak primarily. That’s pretty much what my diet consists of. Sometimes I supplement that with other steaks.
I’m pretty satisfied with how ‘Postcard’ turned out. I think everybody did a great job.
I think I’m pretty smart. I think I’m pretty clever. But there’s a lot that you hone in on when you finish your education.
Being uncool is being pretty much the coolest you can be.
Pretty much my whole life, I’ve been a performer and have loved singing and writing songs in my room for my own ears.
Greece has been, in many ways, a partially dysfunctional society. For example, the wealthy barely pay taxes… to an extent, that’s true elsewhere, including the United States, but it’s been pretty extreme in Greece.
I had a jazz trio, a rock n’ roll band, and I played drums in junior high, high school, college, big bands, and I played timpani in the symphony. I am a drummer. It’s the one instrument I actually play pretty well. It’s just hard to carry on your back.
When there’s no one you can point to, or when something goes wrong, it’s your fault – that level of responsibility and accountability is pretty interesting.
We had terrible trouble finding a Buttercup because she had to be so beautiful. We had all kinds of pretty girls come in, but they weren’t this staggering thing.
My biggest beauty tip would be exfoliation, exfoliation, exfoliation! After a lifetime of almost no breakouts, I started having some pretty embarrassing ones and learned that if you don’t exfoliate, your skin has a hard time shedding the old skin and therefore clogs your pores and causes zits.
When I was about 12, I had my first paying gig – 8 dollars to play rhythm guitar in a polka band. Pretty soon, I ended up playing in all the bars within driving distance of Abbott, Texas.
Food-wise I tend to eat pretty much what I want when I am remaining active so there are no secrets on that front, stay active and eat well and you will see results.
Routines, or lack thereof, are a pretty good way to get to know someone.
I love fashion, I’m actually a pretty talented seamstress, so I can make stuff for myself, but that’s really time-consuming.
People with HIV and AIDS are nothing to be afraid of. They are people just like every single one of us, and each has a story to tell. These people should be helped, embraced, and not dismissed. We need to open our hearts and our minds to them, and we just may learn we’re pretty much all the same.
I am pretty expressive with my emotions. I don’t think something and say something else. I don’t know if it’s something I should be proud of or to watch out for. Maybe I am not politically correct. I don’t know if that’s a crime.
I’m pretty neurotic.
It wasn’t until ‘Thor’ that I started lifting weights. It was all pretty new to me.
My first time actually appearing in a match at SummerSlam was 2010, and I was wrestling against Rey Mysterio in the opening match of the show. I was pretty brand new as Dolph Ziggler, and obviously Rey Mysterio was a well known superstar.
Two of my sons are themselves filmmakers, and we can’t afford them nor they us. They work in the real world and earn money and are pretty good at it.
The trouble with organizing a thing is that pretty soon folks get to paying more attention to the organization than to what they’re organized for.
I have led a pretty colorful life.
Home is pretty utopian.
I’m pretty much all for poetry in public places – poetry on buses, poetry on subways, on billboards, on cereal boxes.
Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they’re supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?
Nothing is more pleasant than to see a pretty woman, her napkin well placed under her arms, one of her hands on the table, while the other carries to her mouth, the choice piece so elegantly carved.
I’ve had the pretty good fortune of working with some decent guys and gals.
It’s so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there’s no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That’s pretty well known.
For me, I like to be a little bit tomboy but still look like a lady. Pretty tough. Or really, really, really pretty.
I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person. I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.
Cuisine Nouvelle was just a concept, and one which, crucially, the English managed to get wrong. I mean, if you run a restaurant, you’ve got to feed people, not make pretty little pictures on plates to make up for your lack of ability.
I think he will probably come round in time, I mean to renew the subject pretty often.
The question for America is pretty simple: either we want a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington telling us what we can’t do, or we empower American innovators to unlock things that we can do.
I think of myself as pretty chill and down-to-earth.
Having the critics praise you is like having the hangman say you’ve got a pretty neck.
I’ve got fans and letters from Israel, France Germany, Sweden, London, Africa. They all saying pretty much the same thing, ‘Yo, we love you, we need you, put some more music out, please!’
I used to want to be tall, and then I thought, ‘If I were tall, then people would say I was pretty and not cute.’ And then I realized that there are worse things than being called cute.
When I first started, I just wanted to work. I wouldn’t necessarily do anything, but I’d pretty much almost do anything at the very beginning.
Clooney is just a pretty boy, man, and that’s it, OK? I carried him on my back long enough. I’m on my own.
My interpretation of the word ‘ugly’… I like ugly beauty. That can happen. In France, we have phrase ‘jolie laide.’ We like certain women who are not pretty or cute – it’s the opposite in France of pretty. It’s more strange and interesting.
I love live performance and have huge admiration for people who can really do it. It’s the same with music: I’ll play a record and think that I’m not really into country or ragga. But, if it’s live and the musicians are good, I’ll listen to pretty much anything.
The American women are very pretty and have great simplicity of character, and the extreme neatness of their appearance is truly delightful: cleanliness is everywhere even more studiously attended to here than in England.
You hear a lot of drivers say they’ll quit when they’re not enjoying it. That’s pretty much what happened to me. It was a combination of things, but mostly it was losing that enthusiasm I always felt before.
John Hurt was pretty bad. I know it’s pretty terrible to besmirch the memory of a dead man, but he was really rude to me.
You play against an opponent so much the numbers got to match at some point! I played against the Raiders six years straight pretty much. I played against them more than any team I’ve ever played.
I know my game pretty well, and that is the secret to success in most sports.
I don’t take on big things. What I do, pretty much, is make the big things small and the small things big.
I play like I play. You hear it on ‘Celebration Day.’ It’s pretty good for a one-night shot.
Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.
I watched pretty much every coming out video on YouTube that has ever been posted; I watched it in between 14 and a half and 15. Those coming out videos, and those people on YouTube, those brave, brave, brave people on YouTube, without them, I don’t know where I’d be.
It fails everybody, pretty much, the American Dream, but people are driven by it. I don’t think we’re driven by the same sense of hope in Europe. We’re driven by pessimism more.
When you say ‘design,’ everybody thinks of magazine pages. So it’s an emotive word. Everybody thinks it’s how something looks, whereas for me, design is pretty much everything.
Detroit is a place where we’ve had it pretty tough. But there is a generosity here and a well of kindness that goes deep.
I am a big lover of the environment. I actually come from Maine, which is pretty much all environment.
It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
I produced the Buckcherry album and I just finished a band called American Pearl on Wind-Up Records. That’s Creed’s label. They’re pretty rocking. Now I’m looking for another band to produce.
I grew up speaking Spanish and English. My mother can speak Spanish, English, French and Italian, and she’s pretty good at faking Portuguese. I wish that I spoke more languages than I do.
I have a pretty keen ethical compass.
The evidence is pretty strong: if you have access to family planning and birth control, the abortion rate is going to go down.
I’m fascinated by rap and by hip-hop. I think there’s a lot of poetry in it. There’s a lot of anger, a lot of social energy in it. And I think you’d better listen to it pretty carefully, ’cause it’s important.
I’m pretty much an isolated person. I’d rather stay home and play video games.
You’re only as old as you feel, and I feel pretty young. I’ve got one gear, and till it gets reversed, I’m going all out.
I was a pretty good fighter. But it was the writers who made me great.
It was a terrible blow that was dealt when I was fired from ‘Saturday Night Live’, but I have to say that a few doors opened right away. Movie roles started to roll in, and pretty soon, I was over it.
It wasn’t that the teachers were bad. From what I can remember, they were pretty good. It was about the selection of books. It was about not seeing my young life reflected back to me: my family dynamics, the noise and complexities of my neighborhood, the things I loved, like ice cream trucks and Kool-Aid.
I think of myself as a character actor, compared to a straight actor. I know a character actor in England is pretty much the same as in the States; you’re actually hired to put on terrible teeth and stuff like that.
If you think scrawling your Twitter handle on a bus window with a Sharpie is a worthwhile way to gain followers, your social media strategy is headed in a pretty pathetic direction.
This country-right-or-wrong business is getting a little out-of-date.. History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains keep on changing parts.
Money doesn’t buy elegance. You can take an inexpensive sheath, add a pretty scarf, gray shoes, and a wonderful bag, and it will always be elegant.
My brain is a pretty intense, wacky place, and that’s kind of where Miranda lives. But that’s why I like the rest of my life and my stuff to be more clean, white, and simple without a lot of clutter.
I think my mother realized she had a somewhat unusual daughter pretty early on.
Once you believe in yourself, you can pretty much do whatever you want in my opinion, so that is the main thing.
Whatever you define family as, family is just a part of belonging to something that takes care of you and nurtures you… and when you have lost that, and you want to get that back, it’s pretty easy to get emotional about it.
I wish I looked more like my mother, but I think I look like my father. I wish I had one of those naturally beautiful faces. Or a more quirky face. I’m right down the middle: not interesting enough, not pretty enough.
I’m pretty Sicilian if I’ve been crossed. I don’t seek revenge, but I never forget. And I make it hard to repair, which is not a great quality because if people held me to that standard, no one would be around me – ever.
I’ve been pretty lucky. Every single thing I’ve done has meant so much to me and has been like a stepping stone to something different.
If you destroyed half the pharmaceutical production in the United States, we’d think it’s a pretty serious problem. In fact, we’d probably go to war.
My style is definitely schizophrenic; it does change from day to day a lot. It depends on my mood: sometimes I’ll be going through a girly, childlike stage and wear a pretty lace dress with a bow in my hair. Then sometimes I’ll be moody and just wear black.
Tax cuts are like sex: When they are good, they are very, very good. And when they are bad, they are still pretty good.
I’ve learned how to use my spam filter pretty effectively.
I had a normal upbringing and went to public school. If I ever, even for a second, started getting a big head, I was brought back to reality pretty quickly. I was working full time and still had to fight for a cell phone.
I was losing interest in politics, when the repeal of the Missouri Compromise aroused me again. What I have done since then is pretty well known.
I had a pretty modest upbringing; it was no pleasure cruise. I don’t think I would be as happy today if I hadn’t been through that. It was tough; I made some bad choices myself.
If I’ve been an architect of my own career in any fashion, one thing that I’ve attempted to do is not get typecast, in order to be able to play all different kind of characters. I think I’ve done a pretty good job of that over the years.
I think that ‘Saving Grace’ is pretty funny. I think that the show and the woman have a pretty great sense of humor.
Sometimes, things just fall into your lap, and that’s pretty incredible.
Under the administration of George W. Bush, you will recall, federal spending grew pretty significantly. At the same time, the number of people directly employed by the federal government shrank. One of the factors that explained the difference was contracting.
I always had trouble being proud of how they were using me in WCW. It was hard for me to be interested in what they were doing, and what they were doing with me was pretty pathetic.
I’m not just a pretty face.
Let’s define listening as making meaning from sound. It’s a mental process, and it’s a process of extraction. We use some pretty cool techniques to do this. One of them is pattern recognition.
My mom worked as a manager at a high-end fashion place, so she was always a pretty stylish woman.
We polled Tesla owners, do you want autopilot disabled or not. Not one person wanted it disabled. That’s pretty telling.
It’s pretty scary to know how quickly time flies.
I like to think I’m a pretty good friend. I love having a good time, and I enjoy being able to share those good times with others.
I’m generally pretty excited about new gadgets, new tech, A.I., stuff like that.
I embrace old age. Look, I’m never going to dunk on LeBron James, and I’ve learned to accept that. I got a pretty good life, and I’m very fortunate, and I have my blessings.
To be yourself is truly a revolutionary act, and I think more and more people should try it, because it’s gotten me a pretty cool life.
I’ve always had a propensity for getting the cursive down pretty well. What it evolved into was my pseudo-waitressing job when I was auditioning. I didn’t wait tables. I did calligraphy for the invitations for, like, Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding.
I’m mostly a mess, and I hide it pretty well a lot of time.
What I love about ‘Criminal Minds’ is that Morgan is an ex-marine, ex-SWAT. To do those things you have to be a pretty badass dude. It’s a great incentive to stay in shape.
I am lucky enough to be married to a personal trainer. He’s able to whip me into shape pretty quickly.
Somebody asked me – you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, ‘I’m a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.’
When you reach that competing point, when you reach that time when the gun is about to go off, everyone’s level is pretty much the same. The one thing that’s going to separate you from everybody else is how you deal with those pressures, how you stay relaxed.
It’s pretty easy to make a film in China. A few years ago I just walked into the office and let them know I wanted to make a movie called ‘Red Cliff’ and they were so excited. They said, ‘Let’s do it!’ It’s that simple.
I pretty much borrow my entire beauty regime from my mom.
A lot of people have said I’d have probably done better in my career if I hadn’t looked so cheap and gaudy. But I dress to be comfortable for me, and you shouldn’t be blamed because you want to look pretty.
I was a pretty insecure kid, didn’t have a lot of friends, and was picked on a lot, and music gave me confidence.
I think I’m pretty misunderstood, because I’m not just about football.
I’m keen on hiking. And in Monaco, I also like water skiing, wakeboarding, and jet-skiing, which are all pretty good for your arms, legs, and core stability.
I’m more than a fighter and not just a pretty face.
I’ve gotten pretty good at leaving characters on the set. I go home and try to relax and regroup and be ready for the next day.
I read pretty well in French and Spanish. I don’t want to read a book written in French or Spanish in translation.
I was like most teenagers. I wanted to look more conventional – you know, to just be the pretty girl in school.
Unless cameras were rolling, I was pretty much not Danny Tanner.
I used to have a spider phobia, but I’m pretty fearless now.
It’s nice coming to Nashville, and we have four-bedroom house and a dog, and we go swimming a lot. We get down here and spread out a lot, and I miss my sweet tea and my cornbread and my good southern cooking – but I’m down here eating pretty for two weeks and I’m ready to go back to New York City.
It’s funny how all of this has worked out – I wasn’t popular in high school, but now every drunken guy in the United States wants to be my pal. They all want to buy me a shot, and pretty soon I’m throwing up.
I lost my accent pretty quickly, so everyone assumes I was born and raised in America. But I’m very much still in touch with my Filipino roots. That will never go away.
And the first rude sketch that the world had seen was joy to his mighty heart, till the Devil whispered behind the leaves ‘It’s pretty, but is it Art?’
I am finicky about making sure my sneakers are pretty tight. It is almost like a superstition for me.
I speak three languages. I’m pretty handsome myself.
Maybe directors who are more interested in realism and naturalism come from cities, where they see things on their doorstep every day. But growing up as a kid in a very pretty but ever-so-slightly boring town, where not a great deal happened, encouraged me to be more escapist, more imaginative, and more of a daydreamer.
I certainly was never the pretty girl at school, but I can go to a lot of different places with this face.
I’m very comfortable with how I look. I always have been. I think I look pretty good. There’s nothing I want to change. I’m pretty happy with what I’ve got.
I’m a pretty strong person.
You may have heard of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s another day you might want to know about: Giving Tuesday. The idea is pretty straightforward. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, shoppers take a break from their gift-buying and donate what they can to charity.
When I’m doing something I love, I can lose sleep. I can go and go and go and go. My work ethic is pretty intense. But when it comes to doing something that I don’t love every day, I’m not very good at it. That’s called work, and I don’t like work that much.
I honestly don’t read that much. Obviously I read chess books – in terms of favorites, Kasparov’s ‘My Great Predecessors’ is pretty good.
My mum and dad are pretty amazing chefs and they spent most of my childhood cooking really extravagant things for my sister and me.
I bought the rights to this book, ‘The Ploughmen,’ by a Montana writer named Kim Zupan, and I’ve written the screenplay, and I really feel pretty strong about it. It’s really hauntingly beautiful. It’s got some suspense and great drama, but it’s a real character thing.
I’m a pretty tough guy, you know. I’m a pretty hard man. I’ve got a lot of compassion, but I don’t waste time with people.
One of the greatest things to hear on a date is ‘I never do this,’ which translates to ‘I pretty much always do this but I’m conflicted about it and I’d really like you to believe I don’t.’
There’s probably a couple someones that are gonna hear the songs and go, ‘I think that might have been about me,’ or, ‘I know it’s about me.’ I do play that pretty close to the vest. I don’t think I’m ever gonna write a song and drop somebody’s name in it.
‘Human’ was controversial within The Killers way before it was controversial to the rest of the world! It caused some problems within the band. Not to throw anybody under the bus, but it was pretty much me and Dave against Mark and Ronnie for a little while. We were standing up for the song.
If the worst thing happening to Middle Eastern people is that Carlos Mencia is doing a joke about them being stopped at airports, that’s a pretty awesome state of affairs.
Abroad, they have covered pretty much all subjects, explored every possibility, every twist. So similarities between ideas you have and those filmed abroad are quite possible.
My history is pretty different from the history of most professors. I was a high school dropout. I dropped out and became a science fiction writer.
I’ve worked really hard to bring something more to ‘pretty girl’ roles over the years. I consider it a challenge.
Acting by yourself is pretty darn hard, especially having to do physical comedy.
One of the things we did at PayPal was collaborative filtering and machine learning: looking at patterns of human behavior. We used it there to predict when people would try to cheat the system to get money. But you can predict pretty much any behavior with a certain amount of accuracy.
Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you’ve got a T-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn’t your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash.
I feel I have to protect myself against things. So I’m pretty careful to lose most of them.
I grew up with pretty much nothing – in the hood, the ghetto – whatever you want to call it.
Training in taekwondo for eight years and then being able to do it in a film was pretty amazing.
I’ve pretty much always been in the limelight. A star in my own right.
When I found out this was going to be the last ‘Star Wars’ film that was ever going to be made, I felt pretty privileged to be in it.
I don’t know any artists that are really emotionally well adjusted. In fact, I think we’re all pretty much insane.
A pretty wife is something for the fastidious vanity of a roue to retire upon.
Things like anatomy and drawing and design and color had pretty much been drop-kicked out of the curriculum in the ’70s, when I was studying art, in favor of abstraction and minimalism.
I just always have to cry out a breakup, and then I can make peace with it pretty quickly.
If my life had to be a song I would name it, ‘Live every day like its your best day ever’, because it pretty much is.
I was walking downtown and the drunk tank stopped and picked me up… I was like, ‘Wait a minute here fellas, there’s a misunderstanding. I’m not drunk. I have cerebral palsy.’ They were like, ‘That’s a pretty big word for a drunk.’
I feel pretty good. My body actually looks like an old banana, but it’s fine.
It is clear I was never the Pretty Girl. I had my two front teeth knocked out when I was 10 and didn’t fix them until I was 19. I have a crooked smile and a nose that looks like it’s been broken 12 times but never has been. My nose was always red, so people called me Rudolph. My whole face is off-center.
Say there’s a white kid who lives in a nice home, goes to an all-white school, and is pretty much having everything handed to him on a platter – for him to pick up a rap tape is incredible to me, because what that’s saying is that he’s living a fantasy life of rebellion.
As a first-generation American, my parents expected that I would go on to have pretty tactical higher-education-type jobs – doctor, lawyer, engineer. Those were the three options. My dad was not at all open to the idea that there would not be a higher education in my future.
I’m a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs. It’s a pretty dumb animal, mind you.
Our inventions are wont to be pretty toys, which distract our attention from serious things. They are but improved means to an unimproved end.
I’m a pretty happy guy.
There was one film that I really wanted. This was a long time ago; it was a film called ‘Fracture.’ Ryan Gosling ended up doing it with Anthony Hopkins. It wasn’t a giant box-office success, but I really enjoyed the script, and I enjoyed the character. I got pretty close and was kind of disappointed it didn’t go my way.
I’m a pretty private person, so I don’t mind not being recognized.
It’s pretty far, but it doesn’t seem like it.
You get out of life what you put into it. I think you need a bit of luck but you also make a bit of luck. I think that if you’re a pretty decent person you’ll get back what you put in.
I guess I was just always one of those guys who asked those fundamental questions: ‘Who am I? What’s this for? Why? What does this mean? Is this real?’ All these pretty basic questions. I like making movies about people who are self-conscious in that way, and are trying to feel their way through the world.
Growing up in Texas, I am a sunflower seeds and Dr. Pepper guy. If I have that, I’m pretty much good to go on any road trip, anywhere.
I was a pretty delinquent little kid. My folks and I didn’t get along, so I basically moved out… put myself through high school and then college by working. I’m only a half-year short of a degree in history.
I have been a huge fan of America, as I find their way of life there is pretty unique, and I have enjoyed a lot of good times over there.
I’m pretty sure my expectations are higher than the average person’s. It just sets standards.
Plays are a pretty big commitment. It takes a minimum of three months out of your life, really. And if you have family or kids, then at least during the rehearsal period for five or six weeks, you kind of say goodbye to everybody.
I don’t read enough books, so I guess I’m pretty shallow. I’m a lot into the physical. With me, first attraction is never intellectual.
It’s pretty simple, pretty obvious: that people’s first impressions of people are really a big mistake.
I play football once or twice a week. I eat pretty healthy. I’m in fairly good shape most of the time.
The story was such that I couldn’t make a graceful ending and then make a graceful new beginning. I could have, but I didn’t want to. So, it isn’t the most graceful way of writing a story. This new story is, I think, is pretty good stuff. I’m pleased with it anyway.
Ricky Washington is from a Baptist church in Miami, Florida, and he can pretty much sing anything. We just started working it up at soundcheck, and holy smokes, it’s just great! The audience gets to singing. So there’s that stuff to do – find some old obscure R&B stuff – because we can do it justice.
I’ve been into lots of auditions, and I’m sure I’ve lost a lot of jobs through that because I’m pretty dreadful at reading.
I’m a pretty laid-back kind of person.
Ever since I was a teenager, I always had a very strong sense of my own personal style. Kind of for better or for worse – actually I don’t think it’s ever been for worse. The way that I dress has always been a pretty accurate reflection of my personality and my life.
My dad is a chemical engineer, and my mom was a teacher. They were pretty serious about education, but I always thought about things a little bit differently.
It’s important to me that I’m more than a pretty face or another person starring in movies. That’s great, but there’s so much more than can and should be done.
Once Wall Street starts putting money into Bitcoin – we’re talking about hundreds of millions, billions of dollars moving in – it’s going to have a pretty dramatic effect on the price.
When I’m working, I’m pretty busy with that, but when I’m not, yeah, I like to make music. I sing in jazz bars and stuff, and then I mainly paint every day. It’s kind of like a different side of my mind I like to use, and it keeps the other one fresh, and yeah, writing, I’ve been writing with some friends.
To the extent that anyone anywhere does anything interesting, the question is: ‘Why isn’t Apple doing that; why is Apple behind in that?’ We aren’t the Everything Company. We take on a very small number of things that we do very well, and we find that pretty rewarding.
When you’re on stage, the real world just drops away for that time. It’s pretty intense.
I’ve done an awful lot of skiing all over Europe: I’ve done Italy, Austria, France. I skied loads in New Zealand – I did pretty much every ski slope I could find.
Being the guy that some kids look up to is pretty cool.
I’m sure you can imagine it’s pretty frustrating to have people talking about your private life who don’t know anything about it.
I wanted pretty pictures of older women – women who are trying too hard but succeeding – pulling off an extreme look. What I didn’t know would creep into the portraits was a vulnerability behind the strong facade that most of them wear.
I’m pretty self-aware, and I am an embarrassingly flawed human being in a ton of ways.
I don’t care what I look like; it’s how people think of me. And I do care how people think of me. I want people to say, ‘Oh, she’s nice,’ rather than, ‘Oh, she’s so pretty.’
I always take my time when picking out outfits at home, but I will say I can change pretty quick when I’m in a hurry.
I’m lucky. I’ve got pretty good genes.
I’m a big fan of working out on my own. I put my headphones on and I’m pretty good at self-motivating. At the end of the day, I enjoy it. Once I’m there and once I get going, I tend to love it, and I feel good.
For those of us who spent our careers competing with David Broder, the hardest thing to abide was the inevitable comparison. If someone said Jack Germond – or Jules Witcover or Walter Mears or whoever – ‘is a pretty good political reporter,’ the default response would be, ‘but he’s no David Broder.’
When you think about it, we’re strapping strange planks of wood to our feet and launching off of giant snow walls. It’s pretty intense.
I ate some pretty funky, authentic Chinese food in Hong Kong. There was an egg from some bird that’s not a chicken. I can’t remember what it was, but it was green and brown and not very tasty.
There are certainly not so many men of large fortune in the world, as there are pretty women to deserve them.
There are many pretty people, and many are prettier than me.
I started in junior high doing the splits and flips and that kind of stuff. It was kind of the acceptable thing to do. But I had two older brothers, so I was a tomboy. I was the cute tomboy who could put on the skirt but then go tackle you or something. I was a little rough around the edges for a pretty woman!
I would say some of the food I talk about that I really enjoy, like cake and bacon, I eat a lot less than I portray in my act. But that stuff that I dislike, it’s pretty sincere.
I go to the pub, hang out with my family – that’s pretty much it. I also do a lot of sports when I get the chance. I’m actually a pretty mellow guy.
Win pretty, win ugly, just win.
I get a fine warm feeling when I’m doing well, but that pleasure is pretty much negated by the pain of getting started each day. Let’s face it, writing is hell.
Gaming is one of those things that’s pretty amazing because when you think about it, everybody wants to game; whether you’re a casual gamer, or you’re an enthusiast gamer, there’s a large market for us.
When I was a child, I used to help my mother decorate our house and prepare an elaborate spread of pretty lamps and flower rangolis.
I pitch Mint to everyone from investors to engineers, young and old, and I do it pretty much the same way: Here’s the problem in the market place, here’s how we solve it, and here’s how we make money.
Every day, women and girls are finding incredible confidence and taking risks. When they change one mind, pretty soon, they have changed one tradition. That changed tradition has changed a village. That one village has changed a country. That new reality means new opportunities for themselves and their daughters.
No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t.
I’ve been a pretty big guy my whole life.
I read pretty much every tweet that’s sent to me and often reply.
Pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that’s where my solace comes from.
I’m pretty normal, you know?
Commerce is a core component of pretty much any successful society.
I saw ‘The Shining’ in eighth grade. I watched it on VHS at a sleepover and was petrified, totally petrified. And I didn’t really start to digest the movie properly and understand it from a filmmaking perspective until I got older. But it pretty much defined what it meant to be scared of a movie for me.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
The trends that last and the trends that are relevant are the ones that make you look pretty.
Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all.
When people protest and are upset with a movie, it becomes a big hit. They hated Passion of The Christ, it worked out pretty well for the box office. So let’s get that going.
I think, thinking back earlier in my career, if I would have been told that I would be starting an All-Star Game at age 34, I’d be pretty happy about that.
I am pretty tough as a boss.
You call my candidate a horse thief, and I call yours a lunatic, and we both of us know it’s just till election day. It’s an American custom, like eating corn on the cob. And, afterwards, we settle down quite peaceably and agree we’ve got a pretty good country – until next election.
It is possible to have a pretty good life and career being a leech and a parasite in the media world, gadding about from TV studio to TV studio, writing inconsequential pieces and having a good time.
If people are prepared to eat locally and seasonally, then they probably do pretty well in terms of environmental impact.
I’m pretty much open to anyone who’s unique and has mutual appreciation in the music as BTS.
When I was 18, I thought my father was pretty dumb. After a while when I got to be 21, I was amazed to find out how much he’d learned in three years.
I’m just a normal person. It’s not like I come home and think about opera. My thoughts are about completely other things. Shoes! Dresses! Expensive ones: with a pretty silhouette, beautiful fabrics.
I’d much rather play the psycho than the pretty girl in hot pants.
I had pro offers from the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers, who were pretty hard up for linemen in those days. If I had gone into professional football the name Jerry Ford might have been a household word today.
I am not a foodie, thank goodness. I will eat pretty much anything. A lot of my friends are getting incredibly fussy about food and I see it as a bit of an affliction.
An injured Zlatan is a pretty serious thing for any team.
I had a pretty sexual imagination for a kid.
People will forget me pretty quick.
Without David Bowie, popular music as we know it pretty much wouldn’t exist.
My father grew up in Levittown, L.I., in the first tract housing built for G.I.’s. His dad had stormed the beaches of Omaha and died when my father was very young. My dad had to raise himself, pretty much.
I’ll take an ugly win over a pretty loss any day.
I was always pretty interested in my history. Not just the history of the Caribbean, the history of my people, but all walks of life.
I am pretty honest about a lot of things that young girls question, like their body image.
It’s pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else.
I think you have to be much more secure and much less angry to trust the simple. You’ve got to be in a pretty good place to trust those simple, obvious answers and, most important, to use them.
If you look on Amazon – if you do a search for personal finance, there are literally 20,000 books written on personal finance, and there’s no real reason for it. I mean, personal finance is pretty simple.
My style is pretty clean, classic, and elegant, with some elements to make it a little funkier. If you see me on a normal day, I’m usually in a T-shirt and jeans, maybe with some cool sneakers, but I’m pretty basic.
I think a lot of stuff like people’s emails getting hacked or that an email you sent is stored on a hard drive somewhere, that kind of stuff worries me a little bit. It’s a weird thought that someone else could get into my information that easily. That stuff’s pretty scary.
When I was in middle school, we had moved from Texas to Orange County. I didn’t fit in, and it was pretty lonely.
Mornin’ ladies, my goodness don’t you look happy. Must be cuttin’ somebody up pretty good.
Everybody is playing games. There are games now for pretty much every age, every demographic.
I believe there’s other forms of intelligence in the universe. I’ve seen and heard some pretty convincing UFO stuff. Besides, if we’re the most intelligent things in the universe… well, that’s just depressing.
It’s our hearts and brains that we should exercise more often. You can put on all the makeup you want, but it won’t make your soul pretty.
Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
There’s nothing – I’ve bought everything I want. I don’t like yachts or anything; you know, I’m not a yacht person, and I’ve got pretty much the nicest plane I’d want to have.
My career is pretty much over. I’m out in the Valley eating soft-boiled eggs.
What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
My cinematic crush has been pretty much the same since I was 12: Kevin Costner.
I just have more Yves Saint Laurent in my closet, but it is pretty much the same – I just wear black almost 365 days of the year. I am married to it.
Know what’s weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change. But pretty soon, everything’s different.
I really am pretty boring. There’s no reason to take pictures of me.
I was not a good-lookin’ girl. I was extremely skinny. I wasn’t pretty. I wasn’t cool.
You can’t say I look like this person or sound like this person exactly because I made it my own. I’m pretty, pretty influenced by myself right now.
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.
I don’t consider myself a very good talker or writer but a pretty good filmmaker.
My last two records that I made were both quite pointed in one direction and I think I do my best stuff when it’s all over the map, when there’s a couple traditional things, a couple pretty rocking things.
I love those preliminary conversations about who a character is. You try on wigs, shoes, and clothes. It’s preferable when it’s not about looking pretty. It can get a little dull to just be cute.
I’d just much rather see an ugly person take the trash out than see somebody really pretty taking the trash out.
Yeah, we pretty much had a form and a shape by that time – a style – and I think one of the advantages of not having any relationship to any other puppeteer was that it gave me a reason to put those together myself for the needs of television.
I’m pretty sure that changing diapers of all sizes isn’t the kind of women’s work Betty Friedan had in mind, nor Linda Hirshman.
Gucci! Paul Smith! I love it! You discover it’s not just names; that stuff looks pretty good once it’s on you.
Take any person, put them in the wrong environment, and they can get off to some pretty bad things. Warren Buffett has said that he would not like to get into debt because he doesn’t want to discover what behavior he’s capable of.
I’m a sucker for good black skirts and pretty little shirts and kooky tops. I have to admit that shopping satisfies my craving for immediate gratification.
Right now I’m pretty single… My career is my boyfriend.
I found out that I can have the pretty things and I don’t have to spend a million dollars on them.
Doing nothing would stress me out. So I am still pretty much active practicing judo with my friends, who are former judo athletes, to maintain our fitness as well as the friendships among us. In my spare time, I usually go jogging around the Gelora Bung Karno stadium or head to the gym.
I was a good student, I was good at soccer, I was vice president of the student council, I was a pretty girl.
Changes… can only be effected by alterations in the original. The only thing not prerecorded in a prerecorded universe are the prerecordings themselves. The copies can only repeat themselves word for word. A virus is a copy. You can pretty it up, cut it up, scramble it – it will reassemble in the same form.
Fashion is part of our culture, and it’s about more than just a pretty dress.
I have a feeling, one of those gut feelings, that I’ll make pretty good movies the rest of my life.
I dream pretty big, but truly had no idea my life could be this awesome. I am the luckiest girl in the world, without question!
I didn’t have time for my children much. I wasn’t a very good parent; I had a pretty unhappy home life.
One should never live with regrets or with ‘what if.’ I’ve loved the good times, and I have learned from the bad. All in all, it’s been a pretty fabulous life for me.
I was pretty successful before Sept. 11 and fully expected that when I left being mayor I would be very successful.
I’d feel bad pretending my life was anything other than pretty good, so I do the role as well as I can and then I go home, have a cup of tea, see my family and friends, and appreciate what I’ve got.
I think I did a pretty good job – particularly when I was racing with Hakkinen. It was maybe the first time that I have been challenging with the big boys, and I really enjoyed it.
My father is Italian, and I never met my paternal grandparents. The family name was ‘Caroselli’ and it was changed in the mid ’50s. I think they wanted to assimilate, which was pretty common, although I love the name ‘Caroselli.’
I definitely have a dark side of me that can be pretty vicious… as we all do.
I turned popular music on the radio, and I never listened to it again after that, in about 1985. That’s when I switched over to classical music, and I pretty much stayed with that since then.
I love my friends, but I feel pretty autonomous.
Growing up in the Sacramento Valley in the ’70s, we were all pretty big into cars. Of course, I had to nerd out and be a fan of Bob Tullius’ Group 44 Jaguars instead of Corvettes/Camaros.
My life may be a pretty crazy life at times, but it’s a very privileged one – being able to earn a good living doing what you love. Not many people have such an opportunity.
The Bible and several other self help or enlightenment books cite the Seven Deadly Sins. They are: pride, greed, lust, envy, wrath, sloth, and gluttony. That pretty much covers everything that we do, that is sinful… or fun for that matter.
People’s love of sweets and guilty feelings about overindulgence are pretty universal.
It just makes me so happy that I can give someone a smile by just saying hello. That’s pretty cool.
David Bowie is my biggest inspiration. Pretty much the only thing that stayed the same with Bowie was his eyes. Everything else constantly changed, from his sexuality to his songs.
And my parents live down in West Virginia, and I have to drive through the Shenandoah Valley pretty often to go visit them. You actually drive right by Gettysburg and some other spots where there were huge battles.
When I see someone I think is cool, he’s a pretty well-adjusted individual. He’s not too affected one way or the other by what’s happening, no matter what’s going through his mind.
I kept these games pretty intimate. You know, with this much money on the table, with this much risk, you wanted to make people feel safe. They don’t want to feel like they’re part of a spectator’s sport – well, the winners do, but the losers do not.
I went to USC where there’s a huge Greek system. The school is in a pretty seedy area, so the only social life is at these fraternities. I never joined one myself, but I had a lot of friends who were in frats and I would go to those parties. I had a healthy dose of being around frat life while I was in school.
I think that veganism is a totally great choice with incredible benefits, but I don’t think it’s reasonable to expect other people to be vegan or to expect everybody to be vegan. You can proselytize all you want, but being vegan is a pretty intense choice for a lot of people.
Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
I don’t think Hollywood was trying to do anything with me. In fact, they lost interest pretty quick.
I think I can be pretty focused, but as I say, it was more wanting to be the good student, seeing myself as a good student, and also, my parents had expectations. They wouldn’t have cared if I got a B or a C or even a D.
My first phone was two tin cans tied together with string, and it worked pretty good.
We were pretty good mates until the Beatles started to split up and Yoko came into it. It was more like old army buddies splitting up on account of wedding bells.
To be able to float and move around and, pretty much effortlessly, do whatever you want with your body in space is pretty amazing.
In a personal context, I’m not in the ground, and I’m not in an institution. So I guess I’m doing pretty good.
In the middle order the game is a little more laid out for you, whether you are batting first or chasing down a score, so you are a bit more reactive to the situation in front of you. Opening up, it is pretty much a blank canvas and dependent on how you play.
I’ll be honest: I naturally have a pretty good eyebrow shape. I always have. I would get made fun of when I was younger because they were so thick.
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
I am pretty fearless, and you know why? Because I don’t handle fear very well; I’m not a good terrified person.
It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast.
You can always tell when a man’s well informed. His views are pretty much like your own.
I think magic, whether I’m holding my breath or shuffling a deck of cards, is pretty simple. It’s practice, it’s training, and it’s – It’s practice, it’s training and experimenting, while pushing through the pain to be the best that I can be.
I train five days a week hard – but it is short and sharp – 30 to 40 minutes of functional and pretty dynamic body-strength circuits, then I do a good yoga session on the sixth day, then I rest.
Where there is so much racket, there must be something out of kilter. I think that ‘twixt the Negroes of the South and the women at the North, all talking about rights, the white men will be in a fix pretty soon.
When my record company rejected ‘Full Moon Fever’, I was hurt so bad. I was pretty far along in my career at that point. I’d never had anything rejected; I’d never really even had a comment. So when that happened, it was really just a board to the forehead. But then, finally, I picked myself up.
My life is not that glamorous. I actually live a pretty simple life, really. I just work. I don’t have time to do all these glamorous things. I just do my thing, just work.
I’ve always felt that if you pay your bills and can take care of yourself without too much stress, then it’s a pretty damn good life.
Who ran to help me when I fell, And would some pretty story tell, Or kiss the place to make it well? My mother.
A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking about real money.
I’ve had many conversations with the Clinton family. We’re friends. It’s hard, very tough. I think on Election Day, everybody felt pretty good. I think the Trump campaign thought they were gonna lose.
I live a good life but a pretty simply life. I just store all my money under my mattress. My wife and I travel, and I bought my dream car, the Cobra.
I’m pretty sure my mom is the only person on the planet who thinks that she got cancer so that I could find my calling in life, but as I started to build this company, all my years of useless education, random jobs, and weird interests merged into this serendipitous moment.
The experience of life that you and I have is pretty much a jigsaw puzzle in the box: Day-to-day experiences of disconnected pieces that don’t seem to justify the efforts we make each day.
Because, you know, resilience – if you think of it in terms of the Gold Rush, then you’d be pretty depressed right now because the last nugget of gold would be gone. But the good thing is, with innovation, there isn’t a last nugget. Every new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities.
It’s a pretty crazy adrenaline rush because I feel like every run is different. You can never really expect anything. It’s like a new adventure every time you drop into the pipe.
I think it’s a pretty good day if I can get through it without lifting a finger.
That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one. We don’t have a group apprenticeship like a violinist might training for an orchestra.
I’m actually a pretty upfront, honest person; if there’s anything, I just confront it.
I guess I’m pretty much of a lone wolf. I don’t say I don’t like people at all, but, to tell you the truth, I only like it then if I have a chance to look deep into their hearts and their minds.
Before I had a double mastectomy, I was already pretty flat-chested, and I made so many jokes over the years about how small my chest was that I started to think that maybe my boobs overheard me… and were just like, ‘You know what? We’re sick of this. Let’s kill her.’
I remember when MySpace came out. It did do something pretty incredible – which was unite people around the world with common interests and common tastes.
Ring of Honor always has a great general idea of what they think I need, and generally, we agree pretty quickly on what I want to do.
Some borrowers are pretty damn good at fraud.
I’ll speak for myself, but there’s a lot of humor to be found in sarcasm and darkness. You talk to any paramedic, they survive by developing a pretty off-kilter sense of humor.
I think I have an inner confidence that my tastes are pretty simple, that what I find funny finds a wide audience. I’m not particularly intellectual or clever or minority-focused in my creative instincts. And I’m certainly not aware of suppressing more sophisticated ambitions.
I feel that if Jacques Pepin shows you how to make an omelet, the matter is pretty much settled. That’s God talking.
My aesthetic is pretty classic. I like to keep things simple but appreciate the details.
I could never really imagine myself doing one thing, and I’m pretty sure that I’ll end up doing four or five different things. I want to be a Renaissance woman. I want to paint, and I want to write, and I want to act, and I want to just do everything.
I really haven’t had that exciting of a life. There are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much like to make it up. I’d rather tell a story about somebody else.
I always thought I was a pretty terrible actor.
I had an amazing experience working with great people. I had a great family, a typical family with drama in certain areas, and that’s pretty much everywhere in everyone’s life.
I hate ‘foodie’ because it’s cute, like pretty much all diminutives associated with eating. ‘Veggies,’ ‘sammies,’ ‘parm.’ I eat food, and I cook it: it’s for eating, preferably with friends, and I don’t make a fetish out of it.
Ten percent of the big fish still remain. There are still some blue whales. There are still some krill in Antarctica. There are a few oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Half the coral reefs are still in pretty good shape, a jeweled belt around the middle of the planet. There’s still time, but not a lot, to turn things around.
I grew up in an era of pretty severe poverty. My parents weathered the Great Depression, and money was always a very big concern. I was weaned on a shortage mentality and placed in foster homes largely because there simply wasn’t enough money to take care of the most basic of needs.
I have a pretty fast metabolism, so I don’t really have to worry about getting pudgy. What I try to do when I’m working out is taking in a lot of heavy protein – clean chicken, clean meats.
I am well aware of different views across my own party and across parliament on pretty well all Brexit issues.
I have a big problem with people who glamorize dumbness and demonize education and intellect. And I’m giving a pretty good description of Sarah Palin right now.
I took a whole stunt course and pretty much got certified as a stunt driver. It’s ridiculous how easy it is once you understand the car and know how to do it.
I think ‘No’ is a very powerful word in our business that is very hard to use early on in your career. But I also think I was pretty arrogant when I was younger… I used that word maybe too much, but it did help me with finding roles that I did like.
When people tell you you’re on the brink of death, you’ve got to dig pretty deep to get it together.
I enjoy hanging out with friends, going on hikes and playing tennis. I also enjoy Bible study and making dinners. I have a pretty mellow life away from the water.
My life is pretty hectic, but I’m really into it.
And I don’t know where I’m heading. I mean, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what I want in life.
Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute.
I was a pretty fit and physical kid, and my first interest was in martial arts and kung fu with all the Bruce Lee movies.
Me and my older brother were taken from my mother at the same time so we were pretty tight.
I was a very good tennis player in Ottawa, Canada – nationally ranked when I was, like, 13. Then I moved to Los Angeles when I was 15, and everyone in L.A. just killed me. I was pretty great in Canada. Not so much in Los Angeles.
I was pretty as a child and I felt that I wasn’t very manly and that plagued me for years.
And that’s what people want to see when they go to the theater. I believe at the end of the day, they want to see themselves – parts of their lives they can recognize. And I feel if I can achieve that, it’s pretty spectacular.
Kissing someone is pretty intimate, actually very intimate, and your heart always kind of skips a beat before you do that.
I wanted to be a serious actress rather than a pretty face.
I think I’m pretty average. Typical.
Being an anchor is not just a matter of sitting in front of a camera and looking pretty.
If you give me enough time, enough leash, I can become pretty reasonable.
As African-Americans, people of that generation felt pretty much if they were going to see changes in the world, they had to make sacrifices and step up to the plate. I’m very proud that my parents happened to be people who did. They were not privileged to have a formal education.
The idea of writer as sage is pretty much dead today. I would certainly feel very uncomfortable in the role.
I had the classic 40 meltdown. I did. It’s embarrassing. It was pretty funny. But then I recovered. To me, it was like a second adolescence. Hormonally, my body was changing, my mind was changing, and so my relationship to myself and the world around me came to this assault of finiteness.
When the great jazz and blues clubs closed – joints where the cash register rang loudly and there wasn’t ESPN on TV over the bandstand, and people smoked cigarettes and drank whiskey and hollered ‘Play on!’ – When those places closed, I was pretty much done.
You should see my stepdad’s face when he’s lifting something. It’s the scariest thing I’ve ever seen! So you can’t expect, just because I’m a potentially pretty person, that I won’t allow myself to try out emotional states that might make me look ugly to some people.
People are taken aback by a confident, pretty girl who knows what she wants in life and isn’t going to let anyone get in her way. And you know what it’s all about? Jealousy.
I think that came out of watching all those serious movies for all that time. If you watch a movie like Zero Hour, Sterling Hayden is pretty funny, and so are the guys in the cockpit.
The Italians live well. They have problems, like all countries, but they are well-dressed, the women are pretty.
I was born deaf. I was raised in a hearing world and in a deaf world at the same time. I can’t say that I like one better than I like the other. I like them both. I speak pretty well; I gesture. If I don’t understand something, you know, pen and paper, texting. I use it all.
If Disney wants ideas for a princess, make her an independent woman, one who is not afraid to face the daily struggles of life, and refuses to wear expensive dresses. Because we all know life is messy, and those dresses are too pretty to get dirty.
My cow is not pretty, but it is pretty to me.
I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It’s not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace. And if that sounds heretical, my source is pretty good: Matthew, Five to Seven, The Sermon on the Mount.
As a Western, ‘The Magnificent Seven’ was a pretty good film. I don’t think it was as interesting or as multi-faceted as ‘Seven Samurai.’
Matt Weiner is very perceptive; there’s something about the rhythms and the way people speak that is very authentic to the actor. But there are qualities that are dissimilar. The characters on ‘Mad Men’ are struggling with pretty profound unhappiness, but I can tell you this is a happy bunch.
I’m pretty calculating. I take stuff that I know appeals to people’s bad sides and match it up with stuff that appeals to their good sides.
I feel the same way about Shondaland I feel about Africa and Greece. I feel pretty in both places. Men look at me like I’m a novelty, and women think I’m just cool. I feel absolutely at home immediately. I’m not altering myself to fit in. I’m walking in just as I am. And there are open arms stretched out to greet me.
It’s a bit cliche, but you can’t go wrong by writing what you know. Even if you’re a horrible writer, your own knowledge and experience is unrivaled. Nobody knows what you know like you know what you know. The way you see things is pretty unique.
I’m a pretty decent tap dancer. I enjoy all types of dancing, actually.
Don’t have sex man. It leads to kissing and pretty soon you have to start talking to them.
I’m doing pretty good on my own, when I can control my tongue.
As you get older you learn some balance and mediation in your life – that’s where I am right now. I feel pretty comfortable about things.
You can’t just show the pretty parts’ when it comes to relationships. That’s not how the world works, that’s not how love works.
Shaquille and I kind of joke we were the Christopher Columbus of social media. We’re kind of out on a boat by ourselves going through these uncharted waters. But it’s become more understood, embraced and accepted, and now it’s pretty much expected by fans for athletes, leagues and teams to be there.
At the time, I was living pretty close to Ground Zero. I had to grab some necessary equipment, put it in my backpack, and flee the immediate proximity on my bike.
I eat small portions of crisps, sweets, chocolate, pizza, chicken, cake, doughnuts, ice cream, noodles and pop tarts all day long, so I get pretty upset when people accuse me of being anorexic.
Brandon Boyd of Incubus is hot, but he’s too pretty.
Since 1869, baseball has been doing pretty well.
Everything about Sinatra was good. He had the ability to pick great songs, and once Sinatra had sung them, that pretty much was it. He pretty much put his stamp on everything.
Being myself has worked out pretty well for me I think.
I never took any elocution lessons, no diction lessons. I might have been a pretty decent broadcaster if I had, but what you see, I’m afraid, is what you get.
Today, no leader can afford to be indifferent to the challenge of engaging employees in the work of creating the future. Engagement may have been optional in the past, but it’s pretty much the whole game today.
It’s a pretty amazing feeling to know that something I posted on the Internet can impact so many people.
Sex without love is a meaningless experience, but as far as meaningless experiences go its pretty damn good.
People assume I’m fearless. A lot of the things I deal with are pretty scary. Fear makes you pay attention – it’s about absolute concentration.
Just take terrorism, for example. We have a team of more than 200 people working on counterterrorism. I mean, that’s pretty intense. That’s not like what people think about what Facebook is.
I was born and raised in a small village, and I didn’t even think I was especially pretty.
I’ve reached a point in my life where it’s the little things that matter… I was always a rebel and probably could have got much farther had I changed my attitude. But when you think about it, I got pretty far without changing attitudes. I’m happier with that.
When Prince Andrew tired of romancing a pretty dancer and turned his attentions to Koo Stark, he instructed the Buckingham Palace switchboard not to put her through when she rang.
I feel like I have gotten to know Chicago pretty well, and every time I come here I have a really good response.
At a young age I thought, ‘Wow, that fiddle thing, that’s pretty cool. That mandolin is great. These drums, I like these drums… ‘ They were Indian drums. And I was saying, ‘But that guitar. That guitar. Girls are going to like that guitar.’
The world’s pretty big. I have to see everything, do everything, eat everything. You’ll never be as young as you are right now, so while your legs still work, while you still have the breath in your lungs, go. At the end of our lives, we only regret the things we didn’t do.
I generally only eat one meal a day, which is pretty unusual for a restaurant reviewer. It’s not that I have a problem with food; I’ll eat anything that doesn’t involve a bet, a dare, or an initiation ceremony.
I tend to latch on to things pretty obsessively for awhile. I listened to Russian pop music exclusively for almost five years. It’s weird.
Trends carry on forever, until they stop. I want to be around after things come to a standstill. As a result, I tend to be pretty conservative.
Like all of us, we have pretty serious mood swings.
I think it’d be pretty unrealistic to think we’re the only planet in the world with thinking beings. It’s kind of a strange conceit. Especially given how many universes there must be.
I would say I’m pretty well at ease with my sexuality, but I’m an individual before I am a female.
At times I put in Meek Mill and listen to some R&B, some Merengue, Dominican music. I really listen to pretty much everything.
Beauties in vain their pretty eyes may roll; charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
I’m pretty boring.
Hollywood is a pretty edgy place.
Cuz I was never pretty anyway and never cared anything about that.
When it comes to guys, my dad is the measure of the perfect man. And that’s a pretty tough standard to match up to.
I’m not scared of getting hurt. I’m not scared of, pretty much, anything. If you live your life scared, what’s the fun in living it? If you were scared of getting hit by a car, would you still cross the street?
When life hits you pretty hard, you can go into a dark corner.
I am super-proud to have a sort of famous character in my background that if you’re a certain age, he was probably a part of your youth. I think that’s pretty cool.
I worked in this bar called the Raincheck Room in the ’60s; it used to be over on Santa Monica Boulevard, and, y’know, it was a pretty hip place. Lots of actors hung out there.
I’m from Connecticut. My Mom is an army brat, and my Dad is a navy brat. My childhood was fun. My parents are still together. My childhood was pretty carefree.
There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly.
Listen, I’ve been pretty fortunate. And if I’ve been underrated, it’s actually been something I’ve been able to work with; I can surprise people. It sets me up to exceed expectations, so I don’t mind.
I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves.
Hitters never showed me up, as hard as I threw. And I was pretty mean out on the mound.
There might be a lot of difference between Republicans and Democrats on key social issues like women’s rights and health care. But when it comes to taking corporate cash, they’re pretty much the same beast.
I like to think of myself as a pretty good athlete, I don’t think I’m a great sprinter, but 200, 400, maybe 800. I won’t say excel in them, but I’d do pretty good.
I’m pretty over swimming, guys.
You are as old as you look. If you are fit and pretty at an X age, why won’t filmmakers want to cast you, whether you are married or not?
I wrote a lot of stuff quickly: pages and pages of notes that seemed pretty incoherent at first. Most of it was taken from the radio because -suddenly being a parent- I’d be confronted by the radio giving a news report every hour of the day.
If I can make myself laugh about something that I should be crying about, that’s pretty good.
I should remember more, and I have a pretty good memory.
The point of theatre is transformation: to make an extraordinary event out of ordinary material right in front of an audience’s eyes. Where the germ of the idea came from is pretty much irrelevant. What matters to every theatre maker I know is speaking clearly to the audience ‘right now.’
I’ve got a little arthritis that I have to deal with. I was 6 feet 7 when I started, and I’ve shrunk up a little bit. I’m probably 6-5 or so now. But up here at 82, I feel pretty good. I’m sticking in there.
There is magic in my universe, but it’s pretty low magic compared to other fantasies.
The psychology of sport is so important. When you are standing at the crease, in front of a stadium full of people, it’s a pretty intense experience. So you need to have the psychological tools to control your mind and deliver your best performance.
I don’t want to throw mud at anyone – I really admire Gandhi as a brilliant strategist – but Gandhi was pretty manipulative, you know.
My parents told me I’d point to a bed of flowers and say ‘Pink. Pretty,’ before I knew any other words.
Life is a pretty awesome ride.
I tend not to have a ton of clients at any one time, but some pretty interesting ones.
The kind of fishing that I do is pretty much bass, trout or freshwater fishing.
I’m pretty lucky to work on both ‘CSI: NY’ and ‘Supernatural.’ Not bad gigs!
I’m humble ’cause I think many years ago people say, ‘Well, Alibaba’s terrible company’. And I know we were not that terrible. We’re pretty good; we’re better than people thought. But today, when people have a high expectation on you, and I start to worry and nervous because we are not good yet.
I’ll be the first one to admit my first couple of years I was pretty hard on the refs.
I tried to join three gangs, and every single one gave me a different excuse, but it was pretty much along the lines of, ‘You’re too goofy. You’re too cute. You don’t fit in.’
I’m pretty good at gardening. It consumes my time, and it feels like I’m doing something constructive.
I think big brows are pretty cool.
We live in downtown Manhattan and we have pretty big windows that looked right at the World Trade Center. I was home along with Kai and we watched it all happen. I was holding him in my arms and we were looking out the window when the second plane hit.
I grew up in a pretty religious house. My family was Roman Catholic, and I couldn’t wait to get away from that. But that doesn’t mean I’m not a spiritual person.
My parenting philosophy pretty much boils down to this: I love my kids; I tolerate yours. Mine just make common, age-appropriate mistakes – phases, let’s call them – while your kids are completely undisciplined and probably need counseling.
Our Father which art in heaven – Stay there – And we will stay on earth – Which is sometimes so pretty.
My mum gave me pretty good genes in that department. She had gorgeous skin. That good English complexion. She never seemed to have a blemish that I knew of.
Every day of my adult life, I have worn at least one piece of jewelry from my maternal grandmother’s collection, all of which were manufactured by famed Danish silversmith Georg Jensen. To the naked eye, I am either a Jensen loyalist or a grandmother loyalist. Really I am just a Pretty Things loyalist.
I dress like a bum all the time. I’m a pretty casual fella.
Life is a rotten lottery. I’ve had a pretty amazing life, a good life, and God knows I’m thankful, but I do believe that after 30, stop whining! Everybody’s dealt a hand, and it’s not fair what you get. But you’ve got to deal with it.
We live in a world where equality is pretty important.
Pretty uniformly, people want the benefits of bitcoin and the blockchain – near-instant transfers, globally available on any Internet-connected device, highly secure, and nearly-free value transfers.
I used to watch all these great fat women in the audience laughing at the comic, and I would think how wonderful it would be to be that man. He was surrounded by pretty girls, he obviously got more money than anyone else, and everyone loved him.
I’m pretty much a chocolate guy. I’m up for any type of chocolate. Any chocolate.
I’ve always been a guy who’s pretty supportive, its just my nature, so I came in to the situation with the attitude that I wanted to support Johnny and make it work.
When I came home after ‘DWTS,’ I had a couple of days, and I had actually given the Mirrorball to my mom. She loves to decorate the house, so I said, ‘Here – make it pretty. Do what you want with it!
My definition of country music is really pretty simple. It’s when someone sings about their life and what they know, from an authentic place.
This is the way I look at sex scenes: I have basically been doing them for a living for years. Trying to seduce an audience is the basis of rock ‘n roll, and if I may say so, I’m pretty good at it.
When you’re wearing a motorcycle helmet, people don’t know who you are. So I just wander around and, yeah, it’s pretty awesome.
I think you can learn from pretty much everybody if you just open your eyes.
I’m not Tom Cruise. Very few British actors are. If you look at the body of work I’ve done it’s pretty obvious I’m not going to make a ‘Mission: Impossible.’
My dad was a football player – a soccer player – for Manchester United, and I loved playing football, but I also happened to be the guy in class who was pretty good at sight reading. My teacher gave me scripts, and I was very comfortable.
Science moves with the spirit of an adventure characterized both by youthful arrogance and by the belief that the truth, once found, would be simple as well as pretty.
I’m a pretty good winner. I’m a terrible loser. And I rub it in pretty good when I win.
When you’re headlining, people are paying to come see you specifically. It’s a different kind of pressure, because you’ve got to deliver. You’ve got to give these people what they paid for. It’s a different mind state, a different type of mentality, but it’s honestly a pretty good problem to have, you know?
I do not know anyone who has got to the top without hard work. That is the recipe. It will not always get you to the top, but should get you pretty near.
My favorite thing about being famous… it’s not really as big of a deal as everybody says it is. Being on the road is tough, doing interviews, and all the stuff. It’s still pretty tough.
I’m a pretty positive person, so a bad mood is quite a big deal.
It’s pretty physically unsettling, living life on a visa.
It’s pretty amazing to see something in your head and write it down, go out and shoot it, then see it on the big screen. It’s a pretty amazing feeling.
I’m open to anything that pretty much challenges me.
Tablets generally have made it pretty obvious that magazines have a new lease on life.
If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever.
Working with kids can be tricky because they can be pretty unpredictable.
When I hit that Five-Star Frogsplash, I’m pretty confident that if I can crawl over in time, I’m going to get the three-count. So that’s kind of always in my back pocket; the fans always know it.
I think there’s a good pop song in pretty much anything.
Puberty hit me pretty hard. All of a sudden, I woke up, and I had really curly hair.
A common misperception of me is… that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I’m pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It’s the parts that you play I guess. I don’t mind it. I’m not a tough guy. I’d like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point.
Skin care is massively important to me. My mom instilled that into my brain from a pretty young age.
I’m pretty blessed when it comes to clear skin. I owe that to being Cape Verdian. My whole family has great skin. My grandfather is 80 but doesn’t look a day over 50. And we all love the sun, too, so blessed is an understatement!
Time scoots along pretty fast when you grow up.
God forbid you be an ugly girl, ‘course too pretty is also your doom, ’cause everyone harbors a secret hatred for the prettiest girl in the room.
The richest people are those who have life arranged so they have food for the family and the rent or mortgage paid. After that, at least in my case, it can become a pretty boring existence if wealth is the only objective.
We need to keep working and I am pretty sure the results will come.
Making a pretty picture, an image, is a completely different thing from acting to camera.
I grew up with low self-esteem. I didn’t think I was very pretty. I had glasses, red hair and was generally quite a spod.
We get to wear a lot of pretty and fancy clothes for our performances and videos, so in my daily life, I like to be really comfortable.
We don’t do laundry because that requires a lot of water, and water’s at a premium up here. Plus, it’d be pretty complicated, I think, to make a space washer, although I guess you could do it.
Men always want and love when women wear tight and fitted clothing, right? And you’re like, ‘Wow, she looks so beautiful.’ And then you have men who dress like slobs, and you’re like, ‘What’s the deal with these big and baggy suits.’ It’s pretty ridiculous.
I am not the only intense or intellectual cricketer. I played with other cricketers who could be pretty intense and intellectual.
We do all, myself included, we tend to hold ourselves to pretty low standards. But when it comes to judging public figures or politicians or people we’ve never met, we tend to hold people to very high standards, and, if we held ourselves to those standards, we’d always fall short.
It’s embarrassing to quote Gandhi or something, but being the change you want to see in the world is pretty powerful.
Life would be pretty boring if I didn’t explore. It’s about letting my ears take me on an adventure to soak in everything I can.
I realized early on that I was pretty good at organizing. A lot of it was about control. While my friends were out getting hammered at concerts, I was making money. I am a control freak.
‘Eureka’ moments are very, very rare in my experience. It normally takes several weeks of experiments to tease out the truth, even when you have a really pretty good idea of what is going on.
Society puts so much emphasis on outer appearance, but being confident in yourself and not letting others’ opinions affect you is pretty amazing.
Information’s pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Always expect the unexpected. Right around Thanksgiving, when the new Alex Cross will be out. It’s called Four Blind Mice and it’s a pretty amazing story about several murders inside the military.
I think I’m the kind of person who would be very difficult to employ – I’m pretty annoying, but driven.
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider’ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
In terms of working out, I’m in the gym, maximum, twice a week, but for a pretty intense period of time: two or two and a half hours nonstop. Most of the exercises are body weight. We’re talking pull-ups, chin-ups, decline rows, elevated push-ups.
My husband is pretty particular about his cars. In his opinion, the Mercedes are the best of the best.
It’s not like I’ve ever been the popular pretty girl at school or anything. I was always such a weirdo.
If only we’d stop trying to be happy we’d have a pretty good time.
When you wake up each morning, you can choose to be happy or choose to be sad. Unless some terrible catastrophe has occurred the night before, it is pretty much up to you. Tomorrow morning, when the sun shines through your window, choose to make it a happy day.
My parents are pretty religious, devout, but did they force it on me? No, I don’t think so. I still think of myself as a Lutheran, just one who doesn’t go to church.
Since I was a kid, music has been a huge part of my life. My parents had a pretty solid vinyl collection and exposed me to some amazing artists.
In my case, I give a lot to animal welfare because I think that’s pretty neglected in America.
But I still serve pretty big and that’s one of my biggest weapons, so if my shoulder holds up and I can count on it, I can win a few matches and then you never know how the other guys are going to react to the fatigue and the length of the matches.
I feel good doing it. It’s not like guys are stripping me at half-court or I’m just losing the ball dribbling. I think I’m handling the ball pretty well, just trying to make good passes, man.
I tell you, if you’re in the front row of the parade and you stop walking, pretty soon you’re back in the tuba section. And if you want to lead the parade you’ve got to keep moving.
The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
I went through two pretty dark years being fed up with the system and frustrated with my own party after two disastrous elections in 2006 and 2008.
Offers come all the time, but I’m pretty particular. I really have to be wowed by a character I encounter in a script, or a storyline. I really do need to feel inspiration, otherwise I’m just happy planting perennials and making goat cheese.
I like to think I’m pretty smart with what I was able to do academically, but whenever I get on the field I turn into the Incredible Hulk and I am unstoppable.
I really like iZotope Trash, which is a great plug-in for distortion, as is Ohmicide, which I love. It’s an absolutely crazy multiband distortion, compression, EQ and filter, which pretty much lets you do anything.
My parents pretty much realized that I would do whatever I wanted, and that was it, really.
When I am behind and I am looking ahead and there is that line in front of you, of that guy, of winning and losing, then I really hang it out there and take big risks to make the speed up, and then I’m pretty good at passing.
I’m a folk singer-songwriter. I am pretty poppy though.
I’m pretty unusual for an actress in Hollywood because I am totally unselfconscious about my body.
The metaphor I’ve used is… somebody’s going to push my family off a cliff pretty soon, and I won’t be there to catch them. And that breaks my heart. But I have some time to sew some nets to cushion the fall. So, I can curl up in a ball and cry, or I can get to work on the nets.
I broke pretty much every rule of classic game design and tried to invent new ones.
‘Roots’ was a massive responsibility because it is this foundational text in the States and it also resonates fairly strongly with pretty much any black community globally.
My father’s nephew was the blues musician, Lowell Fulson. Every time he came around, he had a pretty car, a beautiful woman and a slick sharkskin suit. Believe it or not, that’s how I decided I wanted to get into music.
Thanks to Botox and fillers, as well as the work that I’ve already had, my face pretty much maintains itself.
It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn’t feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
I think, whatever ideological coloration we think actually applies to Trump, we can be pretty confident that he sees the American state as a mechanism to make sure that people called Trump are rich forever.
You’re in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
Although I’m only fourteen, I know quite well what I want. I know who is right and who is wrong. I have my opinions, my own ideas and principles, and although it may sound pretty mad from an adolescent, I feel more of a person than a child. I feel quite independent of anyone.
Pretty is so boring now. There are so many different definitions of ‘pretty.’ It’s so much broader than before. The old pretty is boring – nobody cares anymore.
Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.
I’m pretty sure in my older years, I’ll be doing old-time flavored folk-mountain music.
In life, I’m pretty low-key and quite non-descript.
My big thing is to make sure the lipsticks taste good when you kiss. And, well, so far they taste pretty darn good.
Some people say I’m not a very pretty woman, but I’m a very beautiful woman inside.
Life is pretty surreal and awesome.
I’m pretty conservative. I believe that buying good quality is a good investment. I buy fewer things but of better quality.
A little-known secret is that being a pro athlete is not that great. It’s a pretty short lifespan. I know all these parents are out there driving their children to be professionals, but so many pros will tell you, ‘No, you don’t want to do this.’
I think I’ve been doing pretty well with showing people what I really can do.
My whole life, I’ve been called ‘Just a pretty face,’ or, ‘You’ll never amount to anything, you don’t really have anything to offer, but your looks.’ It’s never defined who I am, I mean, I’ve heard it my whole life, it’s nothing new.
A change of environment is pretty refreshing.
I was raised Presbyterian, but I’m not really going to church. I think the experience in meditation is pretty much where it’s at for me.
I like joy; I want to be joyous; I want to have fun on the set; I want to wear beautiful clothes and look pretty. I want to smile, and I want to make people laugh. And that’s all I want. I like it. I like being happy. I want to make others happy.
You try to shut the criticism out, but it’s pretty hard to do. You see people on the street, friends, people that you know are in your corner, and they come and tell you how bad they feel, and that’s not the kind of conversation you want. I don’t want anyone to feel bad for me.
In our business, things look like a failure until they’re not. It’s pretty binary transitions.
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.
God’s been pretty good to me. He made me duck all those punches that were supposed to land.
Somebody said the key to life is to work hard, play hard, rest hard, and I’ve pretty much adopted that.
I bark my voice out through a closed throat, pretty much. It’s more, perhaps, like a dog in some ways. It does have its limitations, but I’m learning different ways to keep it alive.
The smug complacency of technology adverts disguises a pretty mixed picture, with too many people not connected, too many passive users of technologies designed for interactive, and far too much talk about empowerment but far too little action to make it happen.
There are definitely people who disagree with certain creative decisions you make. Pleasing everyone is pretty hard.
Probably the worst time in a person’s life is when they have to kill a family member because they are the devil. But otherwise it’s been a pretty good day.
So people ask, ‘But how can you work for a friend?’ I say it’s because I know that the magazine is called ‘O.’ The bottom line is somebody has to have the final word. Oprah’s not right all the time, but her record is pretty damn good. That’s not to say you can’t disagree.
Like I said, a 30-year-old hockey player, even when I came to New York when I was 30, I was on the downside of my career, pretty much the end of my career.
On weekends, I sit in a lounge chair on my balcony. I love to be outside when the weather’s right. I can stay there pretty much all day.
I was really heavy growing up, so it was never feeling like the pretty girl, never being popular.
Life is really pretty tricky, and there’s a lot of loss, and the longer you stay alive, the more people you lose whom you actually couldn’t live without.
Arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence. Not a pretty cocktail of personality traits in the best of situations. No sirree. Not a pretty cocktail in an office-mate and not a pretty cocktail in a head of state. In fact, in a leader, it’s a lethal cocktail.
With all of you men out there who think that having a thousand different ladies is pretty cool, I have learned in my life I’ve found out that having one woman a thousand different times is much more satisfying.
I must tell you, I haven’t done the drug problem that is faced by cops and people on the border. It’s a hard show to do, but I think it’s going to say a lot about drugs and the problems related to them. I just hope people can watch it, it’s a pretty strong show.
I’m lucky because I had blonde hair for a while for this TV show I was doing – they had me dye my hair blonde – and every audition I was going out for was bleach blonde. The mean girl, the pretty girlfriend, and the dumb cheerleader.
A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
At the end, we’re kind of observers – creative people, I mean. I feel like an observer, and I’m pretty much able to step out of things and see how things are playing out.
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
People’s view of exotic or Asian women are changing. It’s much nicer to hear ‘She’s pretty’ than ‘She’s pretty – for an Asian woman.’
Typically, when someone gets a choke on me, I have a pretty strong neck. It’s usually hard to choke me.
I’ve pretty much given up on the orange. I really have. I just don’t even bother. It’s just either sour, or woody, or the skin’s too thick. It’s very nice when you come across the perfect orange, because it’s really a beautiful experience. But the stakes are too high.
I see myself at 7:30 in the morning and it’s not too pretty.
I tried hard not to think about the scope or scale of making a record that would be heard by millions and millions of people. I did a pretty good job of tuning that out.
It would appear that we have reached the limits of what it is possible to achieve with computer technology, although one should be careful with such statements, as they tend to sound pretty silly in 5 years.
I think I’d be more relaxed as an older mum, although fundamentally life with a baby is pretty much the same whatever age you are. It’s nappies, crying, feeding.
Okay, I am happy with the way I look, but I have never, never, ever thought of myself as a ‘pretty girl.’ Honestly. When I read some of these scripts I’m sent, and they describe the heroine as ‘incredibly beautiful,’ I wonder why they sent it to me.