Rarely Quotes

Rarely Quotes by Jacob Weisberg, Wesley Morris, Oscar Wilde, Poppy Delevingne, Ani DiFranco, Rashida Tlaib and many others.

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Though there are some debatable exceptions, sanctions rarely play a significant role in dislodging or constraining the behavior of despicable regimes.
Jacob Weisberg
My mother very rarely skipped a Thanksgiving turkey. And yet, none of them ever tasted quite the same, landing somewhere on a sliding scale of succulence. She’d try new methods.
Wesley Morris
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde
I shampoo and condition with Kerastase products but rarely brush it because I’m all about the Kate Moss bed-head look.
Poppy Delevingne
Patriarchy is a fundamental imbalance underlying society And it’s one we rarely address because it’s so universal. But as I get older, I see that peace is a product of balance.
Ani DiFranco
No matter how much the private sector crows that corporate tax breaks will lead to more jobs or robust economic activity, such benefits rarely materialize.
Rashida Tlaib
So many differing opinions and philosophies… are rarely housed under the roof of a single magazine.
Jeff Vandermeer
Photographic memory is often confused with another bizarre – but real – perceptual phenomenon called eidetic memory, which occurs in between 2 and 15 percent of children and very rarely in adults. An eidetic image is essentially a vivid afterimage that lingers in the mind’s eye for up to a few minutes before fading away.
Joshua Foer
Giant oak trees… have deep root systems that can extend two-and-one-half times their height. Such trees rarely are blown down regardless of how violent the storms may be.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
My job is to show my clients that their anger is rarely someone else’s fault. It’s their flaw.
Marshall Goldsmith
Very rarely is there any confusion as to when a painting or a song is finished. You just know when it’s done.
Brandon Boyd
In any story, drama may be intensified by the characters realizing by how narrow a margin they had managed to succeed – that is, where coincidence played a role. This is one of the more realistic ways to use coincidence because rarely do we realize how important a coincidental event is until after the fact.
Jane Lindskold
Grand economic theories rarely last more than a few decades. Some, if they are particularly in tune with technological or political events, may make it to half a century. Beyond that, little short of military force can keep them in place.
John Ralston Saul
Food is not just what we put in our mouths to fill up; it is culture and identity. Reason plays some role in our decisions about food, but it’s rarely driving the car.
Jonathan Safran Foer
When I was a child and teenager I read whenever I had the opportunity, but since then I’ve found it hard to read as much as I’d like, children, work, and pets all providing powerful incentives to escape into a book and a practical reason why I rarely do so.
Louise Brown
We have wild animals in zoos, yet people rarely meet their ‘food’ face to face.
Elayne Boosler
Consequently, a young business often grows by large percentages. Mature businesses rarely do.
Roy H. Williams
I find it extraordinary that contemporary dramatists don’t find women interesting. Women are rarely, if ever, the central dramatic engine; they’re there as an adjunct, and that hasn’t changed at all.
Glenda Jackson
There are any number of reasons for visiting Filey. The beach is clean, long, and rarely crowded. The countryside is bold and handsome, with one maritime feature that deserves to be better known: the long, thin rock finger of the Brigg, pointing into the chilly grey waters of the North Sea.
David Hewson
The people of the State of Texas consist principally of men, women, and children, with a sprinkling of cowboys. The weather is very good, thermometer rarely rising above 2,500 degrees in the shade and hardly ever below 212.
O. Henry
I rarely went to the mosque, I never fasted, and I only prayed namaaz on the holy nights because my mom bugged me about it.
Aasif Mandvi
It’s because films like ‘Selma’ are so rarely made that we end up putting them under the microscope. One, maybe two, a year. As a white person, you don’t have that. You have the gamut. No one says to Oliver Stone, ‘Another film about Vietnam? White characters again?’
David Oyelowo
I definitely have to admit that I am fairly ignorant, not just to ‘Tron,’ but almost any pop culture thing that I should know, at my age. I grew up without a television and rarely got to see a movie, so I didn’t really see any of that stuff, and I haven’t been able to catch up since.
Tricia Helfer
I guess art itself is insane. Its actual function is rarely clear, and yet people give their hearts and souls and lives to it, and have for all of history.
Damien Chazelle
Ships are obliged to take on harbor or river pilots – who provide specialized local navigation – when they approach a port, but in the canal, a Suez crew is also obligatory. The crew members are there in case the ship needs to be moored during the canal transit, but this rarely happens.
Rose George
Very rarely is there a spike in news-stand sales.
David Remnick
In the modern media age we are rarely surprised by what we see. Whether it’s on television or film or in the theatre, everything is so advertised, so trailed, that most entertainment is merely what you thought it was going to be like.
Rowan Atkinson
American prejudices about Europe rarely surface in headlines, but they are real, pervasive, and ingrained.
Linda Colley
I rarely ever respond to misquotes and wrong information. Plus, it only serves to bring attention to the matter.
Mark Ronson
One of my brothers is a body builder, and the other is an accountant. Both of them live in Australia, so I rarely get to see them. My sister lives in the U.S.
Jacqueline Fernandez
Defense contractors are able to reap tremendous profits while rarely confronting the risks for which those profits are supposed to be the reward.
James Surowiecki
I am struck by how, walking down the street, I’m rarely made aware of my race, but that among journalists, race is absolutely massive.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Happiness is rarely absent; it is we that know not of its presence.
Maurice Maeterlinck
Rarely do we stop and consider whether the most prestigious of institutions is always in our best interest.
Malcolm Gladwell
People’s faith, people’s beliefs are such a personal thing, and it defies definition. I’m so rarely interested in discussing what I believe or what you believe. I think it’s liquid, anyway.
Lorraine Toussaint
Even today with the public’s growing interest in food and diet issues, politicians rarely include food as part of their political platforms.
Jose Andres
I’m a believer in the polls, by the way. Rarely do you see a poll that’s very far off.
Donald Trump
I’ve already had two stem cell transplants. Very rarely does somebody have a third, so I have to maintain my strength so I can go through this.
Craig Sager
I cycle, which is a healthy thing for an 80-year-old to do. I rarely go further than five miles, but in those five miles I can get to 80 percent of the places I want to go.
Richard Rogers
The chemist, whose science is immediately concerned with the combinations of atoms, has rarely found it necessary to discuss their shapes, and gives them no particular forms in his diagrams. That does not mean that the shapes are unimportant, but rather that the older methods could not define them.
William Henry Bragg
As a director, my job is, and always has been, divided into a number of things: dealing with the crew, the money and the studio, and the marketing and publicity. These are all different jobs that have to be learned and done as well as possible. The celebrity part rarely touches a director.
Mike Nichols
The use of large-scale military force in volatile regions of underdeveloped countries is difficult to do right, has major unintended consequences and rarely turns out to be quick, effective, controlled and short lived.
Dennis C. Blair
I rarely get recognized, and whenever I do, it has to do with ‘The Leftovers’ because it came into someone’s life at a particularly important time for them – if they were dealing with grief or loss or whatever tragedy – and they just caught it. And there is no rhyme or reason to the kind of person it is.
Carrie Coon
Success is rarely about having the best, the most, or the cheapest features in a product. Instead, it is almost always about knowing what matters to your sponsor in a client or partner account and delivering on that.
Rana el Kaliouby
Beginning players are predictable and rarely bluff. They tend to focus only on their own hand and simply hope to catch the one card they need to improve.
Daniel Negreanu
I’m a politician, and as you know, politicians are rarely very funny.
Nicola Sturgeon
You rarely see any blowout games.
Jake Arrieta
The civility which money will purchase, is rarely extended to those who have none.
Charles Dickens
I rarely asks people for advice or permission when I’m planning on doing something I feel strongly about. That only opens the plan up to be crapped on.
Anderson Cooper
What we can or cannot do, what we consider possible or impossible, is rarely a function of our true capability. It is more likely a function of our beliefs about who we are.
Tony Robbins
At a moment that comes rarely in the life of a country. It is a time when destiny is ours to hold.
Paul Martin
If I hear a record once, I usually never listen to it again. I rarely listen to music – unless it’s Billie Holiday.
Barbra Streisand
Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction – only disappointment.
Ryan Holiday
Very rarely do I talk off the top of my head on stage. I’m not an improv guy. I’m a writer-guy who presents what he’s written.
Steven Wright
I rarely play a real person, because I don’t think I’m a good imitator.
Harrison Ford
With a movie you’re creating from the beginning this particular work, let’s not call it work of art, because very few movies are works of art, let’s just call them bits of popular culture, whatever they are, sometimes very rarely by accident a movie becomes a work of art.
Sydney Pollack
People in communities like Granger, Indiana, are rarely heard from on cable networks. But they, too, believe it is wrong to deport friends and neighbors who do no harm and much good.
Pete Buttigieg
I think the reality-show format is brilliant, has endless possibilities. It’s documentary! But unfortunately, it’s rarely executed well. So it becomes just a scripted show, but without actors.
Justin Kirk
Relying exclusively on air power has limits: planes are effective against fixed strategic targets, like petroleum storage, bridges, and command bunkers; but even then, air power rarely succeeds by itself in destroying a regime’s ability to command and control its forces.
Michael Ignatieff
I rarely tweet unless I’m talking about ‘The Bachelor.’ I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram, though – it’s like a rigid parent. It’s much more restrictive with what can be posted, but you can write a full paragraph, post a video – it changes the game a little bit.
Jenny Mollen
Prior to the early 1960s, economic theorists rarely constructed models customized to capture unique institutions or specific market characteristics.
George Akerlof
I love that I’m rarely recognized. I like it because I know I can look different from film to film.
Campbell Scott
Real progress in understanding nature is rarely incremental. All important advances are sudden intuitions, new principles, new ways of seeing.
Marilyn Ferguson
British politics, as the world knows, is a joke. Yet it’s rarely funny.
The Mole had long wanted to make the I acquaintance of the Badger. He seemed, by all accounts, to be such an important personage and, though rarely visible, to make his unseen influence felt by everybody about the place.
Kenneth Grahame
As a traditionally risk-averse nation, India has rarely been at the forefront of innovation. Indian companies have mostly imitated others and became very good at it.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
Don’t edit yourself too much. Don’t be afraid of looking stupid, ‘cool’ is so rarely funny I think. And just do it! Do as many gigs as you possibly can, and watch as many gigs as you possibly can. You’ll get the rhythm of it in your head and make lovely friends.
Mae Martin
Rarely do pens go dry in restaurants.
Nicholson Baker
You want to be able to really tackle a character and make it a fully-dimensional human being who is complicated, funny, and all the things that a person could be. If you can achieve that, you feel great. You so rarely get to do that as an actress in general, but as a black actress, it’s almost never.
Viola Davis
I’ve rarely seen video screens used well in a music concert.
David Byrne
I was in Studio 54 one time; it was great. But I’m not a discotheque guy. Sometimes, if I had a new demo, I went to some discotheques to check it out – see how the reactions of the people were. But just to dance, I rarely did that.
Giorgio Moroder
I rarely watch TV but I guess I’d watch the weather report since I fly so much.
Fred Schneider
President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, like his most recent predecessors Mohamed Morsi and Hosni Mubarak, rarely mention the Sinai Peninsula other than to celebrate its liberation from Israeli occupation in 1982.
Mona Eltahawy
Children rarely want to know who their parents were before they were parents, and when age finally stirs their curiosity, there is no parent left to tell them.
Russell Baker
For rarely are sons similar to their fathers: most are worse, and a few are better than their fathers.
Now there is tons of information available online. 90% of students rarely look at magazines in their intended format because they’re looking at them on a computer screen. They don’t understand the layout, so when they come to putting their own portfolios together, they have no spatial awareness.
Louise Wilson
I greatly admire Justice Thomas. I think he is incredible, and he is very humble. He is rarely heard from. But his spoken word is powerful. He’s an example of everything that is right about this country, just like with Ben Carson.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
Usually, if you have a new idea, you very rarely break through to anything like recognizable development or implementation of that idea the first time around – it takes two or three goes for the research community to return to the topic.
Martin Fleischmann
In my experience and observation, senior appointments are rarely based entirely on merit.
Martha Nussbaum
I’m a workaholic. I would not pretend to be anything else. I rarely go to bed before one o’clock in the morning. I might kind of have a spa between half-past twelve and one and relax, and that’s when I do my thinking, or my non-thinking. That’s when I have a bit of space for myself.
Joan Kirner
I very, very rarely get the opportunity to go shopping and actually feel the clothes and try things on. I love shopping, but I do it mostly through Net-a-Porter.
Victoria Beckham
I think architecture is rarely the product of a single ideology. It’s more like it can be shaped by a really big idea. It can accommodate a lot of life forms.
Bjarke Ingels
I love developing children as characters. Children rarely have important roles in literary fiction – they are usually defined as cute or precious, or they create a plot by being kidnapped or dying.
Barbara Kingsolver
In countries with a properly functioning legal system, the mob continues to exist, but it is rarely called upon to mete out capital punishment. The right to take human life belongs to the state. Not so in societies where weak courts and poor law enforcement are combined with intractable structural injustices.
Teju Cole
Almost everyone seems to worry about something, and yet, we rarely talk about worry as a problem. Maybe that is because worry is so integrated into the way we have come to live and be in the world that we don’t even notice it.
Anne Wilson Schaef
Things are rarely as exciting or dramatic as we make them out to be in the press.
Joaquin Phoenix
I rarely come away from presenting the ‘Today’ programme without some sense of regret. There is always some question that I should have asked, or some point that I should have made. This is annoying but not surprising. Perfection is hard to achieve in a three-hour live programme.
Evan Davis
It can be frustrating when you’re put in a category with others. Women do get lumped together in this reductive grouping, and you think, ‘Gosh, that rarely happens with the boys.’ I’m sure people don’t say to Eddie Redmayne, ‘How do you feel about Andrew Garfield?’
Felicity Jones
In China, inaugurations are frequent affairs, though they have nothing to do with presidents. A news cycle rarely passes without some fanfare over the inaugural ride on a new subway line or the inaugural trip across an unusually large bridge.
Evan Osnos
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Elinor Smith
First off, we’ve had sworn testimony from soldiers and testimony before our staff that wasn’t sworn, that said these alarms rarely went off, that they went off after the war in most cases and went off a lot.
Christopher Shays
I’m around 6’4′ and 240 pounds. So I rarely feel that intimidated by other men. But I’ve got to give it up to Terry Bradshaw. That guy is a complete bulldog.
David Harbour
While awaiting deportation proceedings, my parents remained in detention near Boston, so I could visit them. They would have liked to fight deportation, but without a lawyer and an immigration system that rarely gives judges the discretion to allow families to stay together, they never had a chance.
Diane Guerrero
In the wild, an enoki mushroom is often squat-looking and its stem is rarely more than twice as long as the cap is wide. When they are grown by farmers and hobbyists, however, their stems elongate, the caps are smaller, and a forest of golden colored needle-like mushrooms shoot up all at once.
Paul Stamets
The idea of being on a show where each season stands alone, and you can come back the next year and show an entirely different aspect of your personality or your talent or your anything is an enormous gift that you rarely get in television.
Sarah Paulson
It has been one of my difficulties, in arguing this question out of doors with friends or strangers, that I rarely find any intelligible agreement as to the object of the war.
Richard Cobden
Change is rarely comfortable.
Arno Penzias
Sanctions against polluters are feeble and out of date, and are rarely invoked.
Ralph Nader
As a matter of fact, I rarely ever play myself.
Frank Langella
It’s rarely talked about, but hunting for sport is just about as vile as we humans get.
Jonathan Safran Foer
Statistics rarely drive me. Feelings, intuition, and gut instinct do.
Jason Fried
My desk is more of a place where I set my stuff, and then I move around. If I’m at the office, I’m usually wandering around to different meeting rooms all day or taking people out or making tea. I’m rarely at my desk; it’s just a place to hang my hat.
Emily Weiss
To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
Jose Bergamin
I rarely like the music I make. It’s like nothing’s good enough. I just stay in my head, waiting on the next best beat, so I can do something better than what I did.
In the morning, I use a Philosophy cleanser and Olay Regenerist Daily 3 Point Treatment Cream, which sinks in well and feels firming. I rarely wear foundation, so cotton wool soaked in warm water is often enough to cleanse at night, but I take off eye make-up with Klorane’s cornflower-infused remover.
Saffron Aldridge
In sports, the confluence of the 1989 Oakland vs. San Francisco World Series and the Loma Prieta earthquake notwithstanding, the earth rarely moves.
John Gregory Dunne
In my experience, I have learned that there is rarely the perfect man for the perfect job, but Reagan was born to play the role of president. He was an inspirational leader when the country really needed it.
Tim Matheson
If you talk to most ambitious people, people who are high achievers, they’re rarely at peace with what they’re doing because they need an engine to keep moving.
Nick Kroll
I go home at the end of the day and I rarely talk about what I did that day. So my wife’s experience is just like that of anybody else whose husband goes away to a blue collar job and comes home bruised and dirty and often proud of the work that they’re doing.
Adam Savage
‘Simply the Best’ has always been one of my favourite songs and a song that I’ve always thought was far deeper than what you imagine it to be at first listen. I found the lyrics to be really, oddly beautiful, considering you rarely stop and think about them.
Dan Levy
I’m very lucky. I actually like screenwriting. I rarely feel a sense of doom going to my desk.
Simon Beaufoy
But rarely have I made choices that made me feel I was really compromising what I believe.
Danny Glover
You rarely get money out of labels, except for when they open up a budget for a project. Other than that, it’s a do-or-die type thing.
Two Chainz
Ah! yes, I know: those who see me rarely trust my word: I must look too intelligent to keep it.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I symbolized doping… My phone rarely rings. I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of riders who call me.
Richard Virenque
There is no such thing as a Mass Mind. The Mass Audience is made up of individuals, and good advertising is written always from one person to another. When it is aimed at millions it rarely moves anyone.
Fairfax Cone
I’ve been called pushy and aggressive and all the negative words that are rarely applied to men with the same traits. But it doesn’t bother me.
Frances Arnold
I don’t live in Los Angeles. I work in Los Angeles, and even that – I audition in Los Angeles; I very rarely film in Los Angeles. I don’t hang out with producers on my off-hours, so I don’t even know what that world is like.
Brie Larson
I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people. I don’t know how I slipped by all of them, but I honestly can’t think of one experience off the top of my head that was like that. I’m sure they’re there, but I’d have to think really hard to recall them.
Scott Baio
Black women are the most passionate commentators, and even as black female geeks and nerds, they are rarely acknowledged.
Cheo Hodari Coker
In my experience, adults rarely bother reading the reviews of children’s books and almost never read the books themselves – particularly if they don’t have children.
Meg Rosoff
The SEALs rarely call the Taliban ‘terrorists’ because they respect them as worthy opponents.
Peter Berg
You know for years before the notion of sequels, actors were the franchise. John Wayne would rarely do sequels, but he kind of played the same guy with a different name in every movie. I have no problem with using actors as franchises. And that’s what is fun to do.
Joel Silver
Whether it was Little League or playing with your brothers or sisters, that was always a problem. If I would lose – because I very rarely lost – then everything would go crazy.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
I am about to vote. I am about to do something that human beings are rarely allowed to do. I am doing something that did not exist until America.
Ben Stein
Rarely in modern times has there been such a revolution in commercial sentiment as occurred in 2008, or such a display in government and business of panic and helplessness.
James Buchan
I wanted to be a hockey player. Where I grew up, the basketball courts were rarely used. I was terrible in school and actually said, ‘I’m going to be a hockey player.’
Denis Leary
Nobody really knows for sure how the Boxer Rebellion started. It began among the poor, and the history of the poor is rarely written down.
Gene Luen Yang
I sing a lot, so if I have lipstick, it gets all over the microphone, so I rarely wear lipstick.
Sabrina Carpenter
If you were a computer and read all the AI articles and extracted out the names that are quoted, I guarantee you that women rarely show up. For every woman who has been quoted about AI technology, there are a hundred more times men were quoted.
Fei-Fei Li
Fortune rarely accompanies anyone to the door.
Torquato Tasso
The Environmental Protection Agency rarely follows up prosecuting coal companies and their fellow polluters, even when the evidence is clear-cut that they are dumping and poisoning entire towns near their projects, and the state regulators are even worse.
Suzy Shuster
I do try to write in ways that reflect reality, and I think that reality is rarely simple.
Rebecca Stead
2011 was a year in which events rarely turned out as predicted, and when much of the world seemed shrouded in turmoil and uncertainty. It was difficult for government analysts back in Washington to know just where they were on the map, let alone where they were heading.
David Ignatius
Acting and directing are two separate disciplines that rarely mix.
Vijay Sethupathi
The repose of sleep refreshes only the body. It rarely sets the soul at rest. The repose of the night does not belong to us. It is not the possession of our being. Sleep opens within us an inn for phantoms. In the morning we must sweep out the shadows.
Gaston Bachelard
The mind is a monkey, hopping around from thought to thought, image to image. Rarely do more than a few seconds go by in which the mind can remain single-pointed, empty.
Dani Shapiro
I’ve always been proud of the fact that I can hold it together and I rarely break. It’s a point of pride for me.
Justin Long
Rarely do members of the same family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach
One reason that we have collectively plugged our ears against a decade of dismal revelations about Bill Cosby is that he made lots of Americans feel good about two things we rarely have reason to feel good about: race and gender.
Rebecca Traister
I have got my story. Adoptees rarely get our stories. We only know what we are told. I don’t even have my story, really. My mother won’t tell me. She won’t tell me who my father is. She won’t tell me the story of my birth.
Mary Gauthier
I usually make up my mind about a man in ten seconds, and I very rarely change it.
Margaret Thatcher
Most of your life as an actor in Hollywood, either an actress or an actor, you have to look – you have to work out, you have to look – you rarely get to play someone who’s just human, who’s real, who is overweight, even not grossly overweight, but who has aspects of just everyday life.
Kim Cattrall
You know the old adage that the customer’s always right? Well, I kind of think that the opposite is true. The customer is rarely right.
Charlie Trotter
Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
That existential crisis is something you rarely see portrayed by black characters; the idea that people think about their own existence and that they have hopes and dreams is taken away from people of color in their representation.
Boots Riley
Truth, when not sought after, rarely comes to light.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
I’m rarely singing in English.
Renee Fleming
One day, I can come up with 50 content ideas, and I’m like, ‘Boom, I want to do this idea, this idea, this idea.’ I have a YouTube notebook, and I write them all down. Then other days, I’m like, ‘I have no clue what I want to do today.’ I rarely have days like that.
JoJo Siwa
Men are rarely questioned on their spouses or their partners, and nor should they be. And the question to ask is why is this done to women?
Joan Kirner
Medical ethics is a fascinating discipline, as it deals with issues replete with complex philosophical, moral, and ethical considerations that are rarely black or white.
Gad Saad
I’m always going with my visceral reaction when I read a script. I am more drawn to characters who are conflicted, and in developing a character exploration. If it’s a baddie, I’m rarely intrigued, and if it’s a goody two-shoes – too much of a good guy – I’m not, either.
Alexander Skarsgard
I’ve rarely kept my distance from kind of – I don’t know if we can call it politics, but kind of, civic engagement and that kind of thing, except I tended to think, ‘Well, do it yourself before you start telling other people what they should be doing.’
David Byrne
We all admire great accomplishments in the sciences, arts, and humanities – but we rarely acknowledge how much we achieve in the course of our everyday lives.
Marvin Minsky
I rarely step on sidewalk cracks. I don’t wear a watch. I touch my favorite tree before going on long trips.
Louise Erdrich
I have to confess that I have so rarely experienced triumph that I cannot claim to know it well enough to judge, but it seems to be at best a momentary joy followed instantly by sadness, and, then, of necessity, by wariness.
Mark Helprin
American computer science grads often have very little exposure to the human condition. They’ve rarely had manual labor or service jobs. They grow up in a bubble of privilege lulled into thinking this country is a true meritocracy.
Chris Sacca
It’s funny: I rarely reference anything, and I’m one of those people that doesn’t really spend much time in other people’s worlds. I just try and create my own and make it as distinctive as I can.
David Slade
Even for natives, French satire is rarely laugh-out-loud funny. Its unspoken punch line is typically that things have gone irrevocably wrong, and the government is to blame.
Pamela Druckerman
It happens very rarely that your ears perk up about a certain project.
Dominic Cooper
At home, people very rarely recognise me.
Nicola Walker
So why sign your name in blood for more? It seemed like a sensible arrangement for me. I didn’t sell large numbers of records and the record company paid advances they rarely recouped.
David Knopfler
I really think the biopic thing so rarely works, because people’s lives don’t have a dramatic shape that can be satisfying.
Bill Condon
Psychopaths know the technical difference between right and wrong – which is one of the reasons their insanity pleas in criminal cases so rarely succeed; they just fail to act on that knowledge.
Jeffrey Kluger
There is a twinge of abandonment that comes with being a member of the African Diaspora. But ‘Black Panther’ fearlessly introduces and then complicates this and other deeply held albeit rarely expressed emotions; that indeed is what makes this film so profoundly innovative.
Joy Reid
I rarely have out-of-town visitors because you have to do things like take them around L.A.
Jen Kirkman
We rarely see cisgender heterosexual men in positions where they’re nurturers. We only paint femmes, trans women, and cis women as nurturers, and because of toxic masculinity, men are taught not to be that way.
Indya Moore
Remember that life’s big changes rarely give advance warning.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
I rarely get recognised. It’s always a shock when someone notices me. I always think they must be confusing me with someone else.
Anna Kendrick
The immigrant experience is rarely depicted in mainstream media in a positive light, and for that very reason, ‘Kim’s Convenience’ has a very special place in the hearts of countless fans globally – including mine.
Simu Liu
A woman one loves rarely suffices for all our needs, so we deceive her with another whom we do not love.
Marcel Proust
Hip-hop is so much about character and caricature that people just see you as a character. Very rarely are you flesh and bone to people.
I don’t see that many plays, and for me, musicals are rarely pleasing.
Wallace Shawn
It’s a fallacy, long rebuffed by science, that humans use only about 10% of their brainpower. But it is true about most summer movies. Pouring their wizardry into special effects and well-choreographed fights, warm-weather action films rarely challenge the viewer with grand notions or beautifully baffling imagery.
Richard Corliss
We have indeed been fortunate in this country. Over the last 200 some odd years since our Nation was founded, rarely have there been attacks upon our homeland.
Virgil Goode
The Saudi ideal of a woman is a religious mother who rarely ventures out: She shouldn’t work with men, she should be completely covered, and she shouldn’t go out alone to run errands.
Manal al-Sharif
I read Twitter all the time, even though I rarely tweet.
It was important to focus on working-class women because we so rarely focus, particularly in period films, on the working people. The suffragettes brought together women of all classes, which was one of the striking things about the movement.
Sarah Gavron
For a long time, I couldn’t cry on stage. I cried very rarely as a child.
Faye Dunaway
Flashbacks rarely involve language. Mine certainly didn’t. They were visual, motor, and sensory, and they took place in a relentless, horrifying present.
Siri Hustvedt
An essay is a thing of the imagination. If there is information in an essay, it is by-the-by, and if there is an opinion, one need not trust it for the long run. A genuine essay rarely has an educational, polemical, or sociopolitical use; it is the movement of a free mind at play.
Cynthia Ozick
Reasoning at every step he treads, Man yet mistakes his way, Whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, Are rarely known to stray.
William Cowper
My work rarely comes up in secondary market, so it means that my prices stay low.
Tracey Emin
I’m hardly a smartphone addict. I rarely look at social media.
James B. Stewart
Men. We love them. We respect them. But we rarely get to objectify them.
Leslie Mann
While the documentary community is way ahead of Hollywood, it is still nowhere near where it needs to be. Filmmakers of color rarely get hired by the powerful production companies, and they are not getting supported enough by broadcasters and funders to tell their own stories.
Roger Ross Williams
When I first started to cook, I would cook these elaborate meals, but I rarely cook at home now.
David Chang
In all cities, the better classes – the business men – are the sources of corruption, but they are so rarely pursued and caught that we do not fully realize whence the trouble comes.
Lincoln Steffens
Music, performance, and a woman is very rarely accepted within Muslim communities.
Deeyah Khan
When we talk about novels, we don’t often talk about imagination. Why not? Does it seem too first grade? In reviews, you read about limpid prose, about the faithful reproduction of consciousness, about moral heft, but rarely about the power of pure, unadulterated imagination.
Robin Sloan
You rarely get satisfaction sitting in an easy chair. If you work in a garden on the other hand, and it yields beautiful tomatoes, that’s a good feeling.
Dan Buettner
The public schools I attended were dominated by athletics and rarely inspiring intellectually, but I enjoyed a small circle of interesting friends despite my ineptitude at team sports and my preference for reading.
Harold E. Varmus
Rarely do you walk down the street doing anything that my grandparent’s generation did. And half of that comes with the technology advances.
Gabriel Basso
A novel’s whole pattern is rarely apparent at the outset of writing, or even at the end; that is when the writer finds out what a novel is about, and the job becomes one of understanding and deepening or sharpening what is already written. That is finding the theme.
Diane Johnson
I get to do physical comedy! When do women get to do physical comedy? Very rarely.
Michaela Watkins
Melania rarely wears American labels, with the exception of Ralph Lauren, who created a duplication of a Jackie Kennedy look, which was basically a costume anyway.
Jeremy Scott
I like to aim for significance over success because rarely can you be significant and also successful, but many people can be successful and not significant.
Alyson Stoner
Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper, unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate; for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
T. S. Eliot
Mythology is a set of primitive lies that people rarely believe. This is rather different from history, which is a set of lies that people actually believe.
Ashwin Sanghi
I rarely joke unless I’m in front of a camera. It’s not what I am in real life. It’s what I do for a living.
Christopher Guest
The entrepreneur rarely thinks in terms of what he or she wants, but dreams about results – always results and nothing but results – that can solve someone else’s problem or contribute to making someone else’s life better.
Michael Gerber
Usually I get asked to do stuff that’s cool, and if I ever can’t do something, it’s usually, because of logistics, I don’t have the time for it. Rarely do I get ask to do something that I’d rather not do. I usually do it if I feel that it’s something I can do.
Mark Lanegan
Men, no matter what their promises, rarely leave their spouses… the louses.
Yvonne De Carlo
I’m not the girl who always has a boyfriend. I’m the girl who rarely has a boyfriend.
Taylor Swift
As an entrepreneur, the pressures of a startup can be enormous, but it’s rarely life or death.
Ryan Holmes
As far as modern writing is concerned, it is rarely rewarding to translate it, although it might be easy. Translation is very much like copying paintings.
Boris Pasternak
I get so tickled when that pilot happens to be an African American because I rarely see that. The same is true when I go to find restaurants. I mean, most places I go, I kind of have some idea who the chef is, which is why I want to go.
Marcus Samuelsson
Corporate executives often buy or sell shares in their companies, and stocks rarely rise or fall significantly when those transactions are reported.
Alex Berenson
I’m a big John Steinbeck fan. Cormac McCarthy. I’ve always loved the stories of regular people. Mark Twain, too. When you look back at some of the epic writers of our country’s history, very rarely do you find upper-class royalty. We seem to delve into the struggle of life and the labor of life much more frequently.
Lucas Neff
I rarely saw my Grandma Markle, as she hailed from New Hampshire and spent much of her life in Pennsylvania and Florida. To bridge that gap, she would always send scrapbooks, care packages, and boxes of treats made from family recipes.
Meghan Markle
Birth mothers choose life, and a family, for their child. But this choice is rarely celebrated. Women routinely face family, friends and even health-care providers who think that adoption equals abandonment, according to researchers and conversations with birth mothers.
Nina Easton
Science fiction rarely is about scientists doing real science, in its slowness, its vagueness, the sort of tedious quality of getting out there and digging amongst rocks and then trying to convince people that what you’re seeing justifies the conclusions you’re making.
Kim Stanley Robinson
I eat fish, three times a week meat, and if not yogurt, something like this and it rarely continues.
Karl Lagerfeld
I have always been considered to be the most German among Italian economists, which I always received as a compliment, but was rarely meant to be one.
Mario Monti
Rarely in broadcasting history has so much been riding on the whimsical flick of a few thousand wrists.
Harriet Van Horne
I find in my own writing that only fiction – and rarely, a poem – fully tests me to the kind of limits of what I know and what I feel.
John Updike
There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
Bliss Carman
Actors want to surprise themselves. When it’s really good, you kind of transcend yourself, and that happens infrequently. Very, very rarely.
Claire Danes
The American understanding of China is filtered through years of politics; we rarely see the culture on its own terms.
Jenna Wortham
I rarely do masks because, if I have any extra time, I’d rather spend it with my friends than on myself.
Eva Herzigova
My game is based on improvisation. Often, a forward does not have the time to think too much. You have a second, rarely more, to decide whether to dribble, shoot or pass to the right or left. It is instinct that gives the orders.
There are some roles you just don’t say ‘no’ to. Those compass points: you get them so rarely as an actress.
Anne-Marie Duff
Fortune has rarely condescended to be the companion of genius.
Isaac D’Israeli
I come from an interracial family: My father is from Nigeria, and so he is African-American, and my mother is American and white, so I rarely see skin color. It’s never an issue for me.
Annie Ilonzeh
When I’m working, I’m so narrowly focused on sound, language, rhythm, flow, that I rarely feel the emotion of the text. It’s only after – long after – I’ve finished a piece that I can experience in any way its emotional charge.
Taiye Selasi
I very rarely laugh. I remember I used to have a joy at comedy. I remember going to see Sean Lock for the first time live, just in some comedy club when I was 18, and again, just guttural, pure laughter. I didn’t know what he was doing; I couldn’t see the tricks.
Stephen Merchant
Men are intimidated by me: I very rarely get asked out.
Marie Helvin
From time to time, people pat me on the head. It happens on public transport, in the supermarket, in bars. It’s a common enough occurrence that it very rarely takes me completely by surprise.
Stella Young
In an essay, you have the outcome in your pocket before you set out on your journey, and very rarely do you make an intellectual or psychological discovery. But when you write fiction, you don’t know where you are going – sometimes down to the last paragraph – and that is the pleasure of it.
Cynthia Ozick
Television’s escapist programming naturally continues to endorse living beyond one’s means as the time-tested American Way and rarely depicts families or individuals wracked by the pressures and miseries that come with excess.
Tom Shales
One mind can think only of its own questions; it rarely surprises itself.
Orson Scott Card
I am the world’s laziest shopper, but very rarely have I had to take anything back.
Erin O’Connor
My first job was in a nursing home – a terrible place in retrospect. It was in an old house, and the residents were so lonely. People rarely visited them. I only stayed there a couple of months, but it made a strong impression on me.
Kim Edwards
Fate is never too generous even to its favorites. Rarely do the gods grant a mortal more than one immortal deed.
Stefan Zweig
I love to sleep late, and I rarely have the chance to.
Izabel Goulart
I cook rarely, but I’ve kind of got two or three dishes that I stick to. I do a great sweet potato and lentil curry.
Chris O’Dowd
Although it happens more rarely in men, breast cancer is not gender-specific. I was in Costa Rica, and in the shower I felt this lump under my left nipple. It was very small, mind you, but enough to make me call my doctor.
Richard Roundtree
I have rarely met a musical I haven’t liked.
James Snyder
Ever since I started doing television, I tended to get cast, for the most part, as these strong, intelligent women… Which is wonderful, but very rarely do I get to be the goofy girl that I am.
Amanda Tapping
We all read news stories about the difficulties and tensions that the United States has with our allies and even with coalition partners in Iraq, but we rarely read about the good news.
Mike Simpson
Apartheid education, rarely mentioned in the press or openly confronted even among once-progressive educators, is alive and well and rapidly increasing now in the United States.
Jonathan Kozol
Many conservatives were openly angry with the Bush administration over enormous government spending and the chaos in Iraq. I don’t see as much independent thinking on the left, where President Obama is rarely criticized by his acolytes.
Bill O’Reilly
I was quite an insomniac. I rarely slept as a child. Having God to talk to at night was nice.
Patti Smith
As an author, it’s a strange process to watch your novel turned into a movie. It’s tremendously exciting but somewhat voyeuristic; after all, novelists are rarely involved in the process.
Marcus Sakey
People spend their entire lives trying to construct something to grab onto: a family, a home, a business. Rarely does anyone seem to manage to get much ground under their feet.
Michelle Dean
My heroes, growing up, were people like Andy Kaufman and Groucho Marx and people that very rarely drop the persona.
Bobcat Goldthwait
Life isn’t fair. It’s true, and you still have to deal with it. Whining about it rarely levels the playing field, but learning to rise above it is the ultimate reward.
Harvey Mackay
By far, the most determining factor of any brand is the product or the service the company produces. Branding companies have very rarely any significant influence on that, but it is, of course, in their interest to amplify their importance.
Stefan Sagmeister
I don’t know much about politics, and I don’t want to know. That’s why I rarely involve myself in politics.
Elie Wiesel
I very rarely shop. The only money I spend is on, like, Uber and food.
Rich Brian
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in history, when we step out from the old to the new; when an age ends; and when the soul of a nation long suppressed finds utterance.
Jawaharlal Nehru
One of things that drives me nuts is you rarely get bad guys who are written very well.
Eric Johnson
Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
Vita Sackville-West
At one point I learned transcendental meditation. This was 30-something years ago. It took me back to the way that I naturally was as a child growing up way in the country, rarely seeing people. I was in that state of oneness with creation and it was as if I didn’t exist except as a part of everything.
Alice Walker
An Oklahoma girl like me wouldn’t even know how to be a diva. I’m just a person who has a cool job. I love to be at home. I rarely go to clubs… and I always wear underwear! I just know I’d fall down, and that’s not for everyone to see.
Carrie Underwood
There’s a truth about public service that is often unspoken and rarely understood – that the role of our elected officials is about much more than balancing budgets and ensuring the delivery of essential services.
J. B. Pritzker
I published only in academic journals in philosophy until I was in my 40s, but I had been writing fiction and poetry my whole adult life – without ever once trying to publish it, and rarely letting anyone read it.
Cheryl Mendelson
Rarely in film acting do you get to do a scene for very long.
Sissy Spacek
The jokes I used to do on ‘Sex and the City’ were always comic character things, and they were rarely hard jokes. As soon as you go up in front of people, it demands laughter.
Michael Patrick King
I rarely tell anybody what they should be doing with their life.
George Clooney
Despite my love affair with skyscraper heels, luckily for my feet I rarely wear them – preferring, instead, the comfort and child-handling practicalities of a pair of trainers.
Sheherazade Goldsmith
While I sign off on trades or free agents, I’ve rarely overruled my basketball people’s decisions. But I’m not shy about steering the discussion or pushing deeper if something doesn’t make sense to me.
Paul Allen
Slogans rarely convince the unconvinced. However, they do rally the troops already on your side.
John McCarthy
I never turn down requests for interviews. I’m just rarely asked.
Bob Ross
Films really can change a conversation and change someone’s thinking and perception, especially with people of color at the center. It rarely happens. I think it’s important for both the community but also the world to see people of color in all genres, especially love stories.
Gina Prince-Bythewood
I’ve rarely seen portrayals of photojournalists that seem accurate.
Lynsey Addario
I choose the places I go to carefully and wisely. I’ll rarely go to a shopping mall anymore.
Fran Drescher
You rarely see a musical being told about the life of a black woman.
Presidents often disappoint, but first ladies rarely do.
Kitty Kelley
The punters know that the horse named Morality rarely gets past the post, whereas the nag named Self-interest always runs a good race.
Gough Whitlam
I’ve actually, very rarely have I worked in my own voice. I’ve played, I think, Russian, American, Northern from the North of England. All sorts of different accents I’ve worked in.
Ben Barnes
I rarely draw what I see. I draw what I feel in my body.
Barbara Hepworth
A man’s desire is for the woman, but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
When I was on ‘One Life to Live,’ I always wanted to delve into my character, Layla, to find out why she was the black sheep of the family. I so wanted to have some edge. I have no idea why there was a reluctance to do that or why we so rarely see it.
Tika Sumpter
Chaplin was notoriously strict with his sons and rarely gave them spending money.
Gene Tierney
Don’t bother discussing sex with small children. They rarely have anything to add.
Fran Lebowitz
Critics are not creators. They rarely write great novels, invent new technologies, or come up with a great business idea.
Jacqueline Leo
It’s more fun to write villains. They are more of a challenge, and I get a sick kind of pleasure out of delving into their minds. There’s rarely emptiness, and there is almost always deep intelligence.
Nnedi Okorafor
Unlike the LeBrons and A-Rods of the world, anointed as special from pre-K, Matt Leinart exudes an approachability rarely seen in superstars. It’s why kids on the autograph line chat him up like a buddy with whom they could stay up late playing Xbox.
Stephen Rodrick
There are lots of reasons email persists, even as faster and simpler forms of communication proliferate and your personal communications likely have mostly migrated elsewhere. But one big one is that new types of media channels rarely totally kill off old ones, even though everyone predicts they will.
Walt Mossberg
I’m rarely invited to start-up parties, but who cares about their trinkets and apps anyway?
Evgeny Morozov
My life isn’t just one genre. It’s a romance one minute, an action movie the next – it’s actually rarely, rarely an action film, to be frank.
James Gunn
I get one horrible comment very rarely, and I wouldn’t say I’m a victim of awful, constant trolling like a lot of people are in the industry.
Emily Atack
I find that I do my best work at the beginning of the day, but I’m rarely in a writing mood when I sit down. I’m usually somewhat sleep-deprived, and I always have a long list of other responsibilities calling my name.
Nick Petrie
The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms.
James Lovelock
Middle Eastern wars rarely end with outright victory and permanent stability, so the word ‘settlement’ may promise too much. At best, for many years, it may simply mean stable ceasefire lines, reduced bloodshed, fewer refugees, and less terrorism.
David Ignatius
Why do people sit up so late, or, more rarely, get up so early? Not because the day is not long enough, but because they have no time in the day to themselves.
Florence Nightingale
The truth, it is said, is rarely pure or simple, yet genetics can at times seem seductively transparent.
Iain McGilchrist
In the broad spectrum of the arts, two worlds rarely overlap – the literary world and the world of rock music.
William Boyd
Rarely do celebrities and actors speak up for what they believe in.
Lee Daniels
I’ve always been a caretaker; I think a lot of women are. We take care of everybody else first, and very rarely do we think about ourselves.
Jada Pinkett Smith
The basic question ‘will I obey Christ ‘s teaching?’ is rarely taken as a serious issue. For example, to take one of Jesus’ commands, that is relevant to contemporary life, I don’t know of any church that actually teaches a church how to bless people who curse them, yet this is a clear command.
Dallas Willard
Self-delusion is rarely a good strategy for effective management.
Eva Moskowitz
I very rarely use a credit card, but I do if I know I have big bills coming and I need to stagger payment.
Andrea McLean
I rarely eat breakfast because of our schedule, actually. If I do, though, I’ll try to do an egg-white omelet with some bell peppers and mushrooms. Maybe a side of a bunch of different fruits.
Kawhi Leonard
I rarely think that when a guy loses a fight, it’s a weight issue. You can either fight, or you can’t.
Eddie Alvarez
Don’t like flag-burning? Fine. Hate flag-burning? Me too! The thing is, though, hating something doesn’t always mean that the answer is to call on government powers to ban it – and, in fact, I’d say that that is rarely the best solution, especially when it comes to speech.
Kat Timpf
The most luxurious thing to me is having an hour of my day, which rarely happens, to listen to my iPod and sit on my couch. That’s how I unwind.
Grant Achatz
I was shy and really into my school work and my drama. Then I joined ‘EastEnders’ at 16, and it was work, work, work. You become very isolated. I rarely went out and so didn’t get to meet anyone.
Michelle Ryan
We rarely find anyone who can say he has lived a happy life, and who, content with his life, can retire from the world like a satisfied guest.
Issues are never simple. One thing I’m proud of is that very rarely will you hear me simplify the issues.
Barack Obama
But understanding the complexities of the ramen menu is an equally tricky feat for a foreigner. Both regional and stylistic variations apply to each menu. Add to that the spin that each particular ramen chef puts on his dish, and you rarely know what you are going to get.
Rachel Khoo
I’ve rarely met a miserable, self-pitying blind person.
Rosemary Mahoney
In reality, I don’t see myself as a man hunter. In fact, when it comes to love, I am rarely the one to make the first move.
Carla Bruni
After years as a civil rights lawyer, I rarely find myself speechless.
Michelle Alexander
I rarely stay at home when I’m in New York. I’m always doing things. It brings you so much energy.
Olivier Theyskens
In politics, as in religion, it is equally absurd to aim at making proselytes by fire and sword. Heresies in either can rarely be cured by persecution.
Alexander Hamilton
To understand a difficult topic like Iraq takes patience and care. Unfortunately, you rarely hear a patient, careful or thoughtful discussion of intelligence these days.
George Tenet
Despite the hours spent debating different models of general education, the choices faculties make rarely lead to any significant difference in the cognitive development of undergraduates.
Derek Bok
You rarely see women being nice to each other on television anymore.
Aisha Tyler
Human beings rarely do things for a binary reason.
Laura Kuenssberg
The result is a picture that represents so much of what I want and rarely get from a movie – a couple of hours filled with characters who are as exciting as the people I know in real life.
Gene Siskel
I know how gratifying it is not only to work in film but to be acknowledged by peers; producing ‘9 to 5’ was an opportunity that I valued precisely because it’s so rarely in the hands of women.
Jane Fonda
I rarely give interviews. I am against doing television interviews or chatting on the Net, even to promote my films. This is my personal decision, and it is not to hurt or embarrass anybody.
Ajith Kumar
Crime is interesting. It’s huge and fascinating, and it’s what my business, TV and film, is largely based on. But the realities are tragic, and in crime drama you rarely see the pain of bereavement or any consequences. It’s reduced to a chess game.
Peter Capaldi
As is the case with all good things in life – love, good manners, language, cooking – personal creativity is required only rarely.
Leon Krier
When I’m my own editor, there’s very little difference between the first draft and the final. I write what feels right to begin with. I rarely make any major changes.
Len Wein
Unfortunately, the overwhelming moral force exerted by leaders like Gandhi comes by too rarely in the life of a nation.
Rohini Nilekani
My poems always begin with a metaphor, but my way into the metaphor may be a word, an image, even a sound. And I rarely know the nature of the metaphor when I begin to write, but there is an attentiveness that a writer develops, a sudden alertness that is much like the feel of a fish brushing against a hook.
Stephen Dobyns
I will not serve lunch to anyone in the middle of a workday. I rarely rearrange my furniture or cabinets; once I find a drawer for something, it stays there. I don’t garden. And I don’t knit.
Christina Baker Kline
Pictures often sit inside of pictures, but the edges of pictures and objects are rarely subjected to serious challenge; we are presented with distinct, whole pictures and objects.
Jessica Stockholder
If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, and courage. These things are rarely produced by committees. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself.
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
When men think much, they can rarely decide.
Anthony Trollope
You’ll very rarely find that you can enhance a performance to give it a real emotional centre and truth… after the fact.
Andy Serkis
I am a collector of dolls and doll parts. I’m rarely creeped out by most dolls, either in real life or in literature, but I know many people who are.
Ellen Datlow
I don’t see many people as heroes and, though I love sport, I believe athletes rarely deserve that praise.
Giles Duley
For someone who is rarely on time, my body clock always knows when it’s too early to go to bed and I just lie there in the dark like I’m hiding.
Sarah Millican
It’s very hard to get together with your friends. You rarely see friends as a whole group.
Jennifer Konner
As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
I rarely stay in hotels because I have friends all over the world.
Cilla Black
Where I grew up, the basketball courts were rarely used.
Denis Leary
Honest people remember stories in the order of emotional prominence, but liars will recount a story in chronological order. Memory rarely works that way.
Pamela Meyer
I get to be in a room with other actors, but I never, or very rarely, get the chance to be in a room with another director.
Joe Mantello
Vidal was a novelist, an essayist, a playwright, a screenwriter, and many other things. Buckley started a magazine, hosted a TV show, lead a political movement, and was a master debater. They were multihyphenates in a way that you rarely see anymore.
Morgan Neville
The road to democracy is rarely smooth, but for Egyptian women, it has been exceptionally bumpy.
G. Willow Wilson
Augmented reality is the ‘boy who cried wolf’ of the post-Internet world – it’s long been promised but has rarely been delivered in a satisfying way.
Om Malik
In the time when my mother began standing up against prejudice and racism, the vast majority of white Americans rarely thought about civil rights.
Ezekiel Emanuel
I have to admit I’ve rarely been happier in my life. I have been absolutely thrilled to be back in New York and living a block from where I grew up. Just to be back in New York and, quite honestly, away from Hollywood has been an absolute thrill for me. I feel like I’m a real actor again.
Richard Schiff
I’ve never read a political poem that’s accomplished anything. Poetry makes things happen, but rarely what the poet wants.
Howard Nemerov
Social media, for all of its limitations, is rarely irrelevant. The stream of updates on your Facebook page, for instance, is algorithmically engineered to be darn-near irresistible.
Ryan Holmes
As a senior editor at Tor Books and the manager of our science fiction and fantasy line, I rarely blog to promote specific projects I’m involved with, for reasons that probably don’t need a lot of explanation.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
No one cares about the Davis Cup. How many people know I won five Davis Cups and seven majors, but that I rarely played the Australian Open?
John McEnroe
It’s just people should realize that the celebrity aspect of being an actor is very rarely enjoyable for people like me who would always rather go unnoticed and disappear into the crowd.
Winona Ryder
We rarely confide in those who are better than we are.
Albert Camus
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
John Hay
Very rarely am I attracted to characters that are ‘woe is me.’ I’m not a big fan of women that have to be the victim and need to be saved, at all times. I don’t necessarily think that’s how it is, in real life, and I don’t think that’s how it should be in films.
Mila Kunis
For me, a really good mascara is such a must-have, and I rarely leave the house without it! Another must-have of mine is concealer: it really is so versatile and acts as a great pick-me-up during the day.
Pat McGrath
I’m rarely in a position where I can actually answer my phone without being rude to someone else. Sometimes I look back and realize it’s been weeks since I’ve actually been alone. With texting, I can at least get a sense of what’s going on without interrupting what I’m doing.
Steve Huffman
Cheating is very rarely about the actual act of being with another person.
Emily V. Gordon
Good physicians are rarely dispassionate. They agonize and self-doubt over patients.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
My experience is that the Australian people rarely get it wrong – they will vote for a united party that is able to look after their interests and the national interest.
Bob Hawke
Only a stomach that rarely feels hungry scorns common things.
One of the indictments of civilizations is that happiness and intelligence are so rarely found in the same person.
William Feather
Defensively, from a team standpoint, I didn’t feel I played very well. Very rarely was I satisfied with how I played.
Jerry West
Modern life, especially with young children, so often seems like a mad rush… We so rarely take time to just do nothing – not look at our phones, not read the news.
Michael Finkel
Grass-roots work is not flashy, and rarely celebrated on the national media level, but that is where change begins.
Ilyasah Shabazz
Many good people serve in Congress. They are patriotic, hard-working, and devoted to the public good as they see it, but the institutional and cultural impediments to change frustrate the intentions of these well-meaning people as rarely before.
Evan Bayh
Point-of-view is a matter that readers rarely pay attention to, yet it’s one of the most important story decisions an author makes.
Therese Fowler
I rarely, rarely – unless it’s a big red carpet – wear all one designer.
Lily Collins
Today, we talk a lot about terrorism, but we rarely talk about state terrorism.
Bianca Jagger
Battles, unlike bargains, are rarely discussed in society.
James Fenimore Cooper
I rarely meet a politician that I don’t like personally. They are generally well endowed with charm. Therein lies the danger.
P. J. O’Rourke
One thing I found very interesting about comedians around the world was their knowledge of stuff outside of their own culture and comfort zone. That’s not very common in the States. We produce our own soft power, which is pop culture, but we rarely try to absorb and learn information from other cultures and countries.
Hasan Minhaj
Stiles is a version of me that rarely exists in the real world. He’s so confident and extroverted, and I’m much more restrained and internal.
Dylan O’Brien
Sometimes you get lucky and things are as easy as you had imagined, but that’s rarely the case.
Jason Fried
Maybe almost 20 years ago, I was like, ‘God, I need to be more direct.’ And I found times that I could practice it when it was maybe not my family or friends or co-workers. It’s a quality that’s rarely disliked.
Tig Notaro
I very rarely watch my own fashion shows, but the makeup for my Fall 2011 show was just brilliant.
Vivienne Westwood
In this day and age of texts, Twitter, and Facebook, we are very rarely surprised by anything anymore – something always leaks out and gets spoiled.
Brad Goreski
People who add value to others do so intentionally. I say that because to add value, leaders must give of themselves, and that rarely occurs by accident.
John C. Maxwell
My own memories are packed tightly away. I very rarely bring them out for viewing.
Robyn Davidson
Happiness is perhaps painlessness, a state one rarely appreciates. Happiness, then, is very much like a great talent. It rarely gets appreciated and is taken for granted.
Kamal Haasan
I love to write, so it rarely seems like work – even when it gets arduous.
Dennis Lehane
I very rarely saw Tom Kite around. I’ve talked to Tom about it. I don’t think Michael Jordan needed to be on the captain’s cart with Kite; he needed to be walking in the gallery, supporting them from outside the ropes.
Payne Stewart
Well, there’s just some universal truths in a way that I’ve just observed to be true. You read Voltaire. You read modern literature. Anywhere you go, there’s these observations about romantic love and what it does people, and these rotten feelings that rarely are people meaning to do that to each other.
I used to do my Nelson Mandela voice to blag restaurant tables in Cape Town. It rarely worked. Now what a great city that is.
Rory Bremner
Events alone rarely provide much guide to the future.
Walter Lord
I don’t listen to much rap, really. I can rarely listen to a whole record of it, because musically, it’s very formulaic, and oftentimes it doesn’t have the best hooks on every track.
Nellie McKay
It’s true that if you love what you do, it rarely feels like work.
Shannon Bream
I watch Channel 4 News every day. I love it. I rarely watch any other news programme. There’s just something about it – and I’m not talking about Jon Snow’s ties and socks, but I appreciate those, too.
Shaun Evans
Rarely do we find men who willingly engage in hard, solid thinking. There is an almost universal quest for easy answers and half-baked solutions. Nothing pains some people more than having to think.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Age is rarely a limitation to being a mentor.
Ken Blanchard
I rarely meet a lot of the people who buy and collect my work.
Kehinde Wiley
Parisiennes rarely walk around wearing the giant diamonds that are de rigueur in certain New York neighborhoods.
Pamela Druckerman
You come across those real, genuine friendships so rarely in your life and they are so precious, you know the people who really have your back, who love you unconditionally and aren’t your family. You don’t stumble across those people very often.
Jane Fallon
It is rarely the quick fix that goes the farthest. So don’t get tempted by political cycles and the lure of electoral wins.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
In a perfect world, you make a seamless transition from one great era to the next, but that rarely happens. I’ve studied these things: how do you go from the Aikman-Irvin-Smith Cowboys to the next era? I’m all for continuity. I wish we could have done it that way with Bill Polian, Jim Caldwell, Peyton.
Jim Irsay
Writers, especially those of us with roots in other countries, are rarely left to ourselves. We are asked to declare our allegiances, or they are determined for us.
Dinaw Mengestu
I don’t wear perfume, and I rarely wear jewelry.
Karina Lombard
Fortunately, this is not something that we see a lot of. Very rarely do you see a dog in this terrible shape from starvation. People just aren’t that cruel.
Jonathan Ross
The errors in media polling rarely benefit a Republican.
Kellyanne Conway
Filibusters have proliferated because under current rules just one or two determined senators can stop the Senate from functioning. Today, the mere threat of a filibuster is enough to stop a vote; senators are rarely asked to pull all-nighters like Jimmy Stewart in ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.’
Evan Bayh
Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies.
William Howard Taft
I had this chronic hyperactivity and an inability to focus, so I was forever being moved to another class, with a much smaller group of children – some of them about 18. If I was asked to read a paragraph, this white wall would go up in my head. Still now, I read very slowly and can rarely work out a tip.
Justin Theroux
I used to rarely go on film sets, as I felt it was very boring to see the same shot being done so many times. I felt I had nothing to do. I used to irritate the cameramen.
Ram Charan
Someone once told me I’m a sore winner, and they’re right. I rarely take more than a moment to enjoy a success before I’m moving on and looking for the next challenge.
Eli Broad
I don’t listen to music. I very rarely listen to music. I only listen for information. I listen when a friend sends me a song or a new record.
John Oates
People ask me if they can send me material, and some people give or send it to me unsolicited, but I rarely buy jokes.
Wendy Liebman
I create offbeat advice; I don’t follow it. I rarely take third-party advice on my investments.
Mark Cuban
In 2013, before the publication of my fourth novel, I met with a stylist at Nordstrom. Since then, I’ve rarely shopped for ‘event clothes’ on my own. I usually do it with my sisters or a friend; if I’m alone, I take pictures of myself in the dressing room and text them to my sisters.
Curtis Sittenfeld
Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.
Chris Marker
I rarely ever put my head above the rampart and see where this big lumbering behemoth called ‘global literature’ is going.
David Mitchell
Most of us who have healthy eyesight are extremely attached to our vision, often without being conscious that we are. We depend heavily on our eyes, and yet we rarely give them a second thought. I, at least, am this way. The physical world is almost hyper-vivid to me.
Rosemary Mahoney
I realized that nature had invented reproduction as a mechanism for life to move forward, as a life force that passes right through us and makes us a link in the evolution of life. Rarely seen by the naked eye, this intersection between the animal world and the plant world is truly a magic moment.
Louie Schwartzberg
Rarely do you meet an American who knows his Wordsworth.
Alice Eve
Creative projects are rarely the result of a single person’s efforts.
Trevor Paglen
In scientific work, those who refuse to go beyond fact rarely get as far as fact.
Thomas Huxley
The media bring our wars home, but only rarely have they been able to do it in complete freedom.
Bruce Jackson
Careers very rarely are a waste of time; jobs usually are.
Donald Glover
Doing funny scary is something that is rarely good and rarely works, and it’s also something that’s incredibly hard to market.
Kevin Bacon
I believe it is still true that conflicts among major powers usually stem from geopolitical rivalries but rarely from economic competition.
Robert Kagan
Inflation is not always the main problem, or indeed a problem at all. Sometimes, though rarely, deflation is a more serious threat, and we need to shelve many of the orthodoxies we have held so dear.
Gavyn Davies
I try and get it right the first time. I may rewrite a sentence four or five times, but I rarely go back and kill a whole page and rewrite it.
Matt Ridley
Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information.
John McCarthy
At Union Securities, I threw myself into my work with the discipline and commitment that I had always demonstrated in employment and only rarely displayed in school. Years later, I would come to appreciate, abstractly, the importance of productive activity to the mind and soul of both an individual and a nation.
William E. Simon
Trying to keep up with health advice can feel like surfing the Net for weather forecasts: what you find is always changing, often contradictory and rarely encouraging.
Julian Baggini
There’s something rare and wonderful that’s very particular to television, and it’s when a great cast meets a great show runner/creator with the right set of characters to play. That’s what happened with ‘Arrested Development.’ It happens every so often, but all too rarely on TV.
Ron Howard
I don’t watch television and I rarely go to the cinema, but I recently watched ‘The King’s Speech’ on a flight. It was so beautiful and so simple.
Vivienne Westwood
If we are to negotiate the coming years safely, we may need a new kind of leadership. To put it more precisely, we need the rediscovery of an ancient kind of leadership that has rarely been given the prominence it deserves. I mean the leader as teacher.
Jonathan Sacks
I have never tied my hair in a bun and I rarely wear a bindi.
Riya Sen
My grandmother could never have written a memoir, so ‘The Gravedigger’s Daughter’ is a homage to her life, and to the lives of other young women of her generation, which are so rarely articulated.
Joyce Carol Oates
Negative thinking patterns can be immensely deceptive and persuasive, and change is rarely easy. But with patience and persistence, I believe that nearly all individuals suffering from depression can improve and experience a sense of joy and self-esteem once again.
David D. Burns
I do things, and other people laugh at them. I rarely know what the joke is supposed to be or why they’re laughing.
Wallace Shawn
In the 74 years and nearly four months marking her time on what she called this crooked old Earth, my mother rarely drew a healthy breath. Still, to say that life wasn’t fair for this awkwardly glib, yet deeply religious woman, would fail to take into account her towering instinct for survival.
Rodney Crowell
I’m so proud to be a real woman, a size 14 woman on the cover of a magazine like ‘Ralph.’ Women’s publications rarely put size 14 women on the cover, let alone men’s, so I’m really honoured and proud to be on the cover and representing curvy, sexy women out there.
Ricki-Lee Coulter
A brain scan may reveal the neural signs of anxiety, but a Kokoschka painting, or a Schiele self-portrait, reveals what an anxiety state really feels like. Both perspectives are necessary if we are to fully grasp the nature of the mind, yet they are rarely brought together.
Eric Kandel
‘Entourage’ is a great show, but it’s fantasy. I spent my twenties in L.A. in this business, and my life didn’t look anything like that. ‘Big Bang’ reflects a side of men that is rarely shown. We see their flaws – all of them.
Johnny Galecki
An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.
Max Planck
Actors rarely stay in touch with directors after they’ve filmed together. We go back to real life.
Chloe Sevigny
I do think that I have a sensitivity to the depictions of maybe all minorities in literature. And I think that the experience of people who look like me is so rarely captured in big, mainstream American fiction that you tend to sort of empathize with any character of color who pops up.
Rumaan Alam
I thought, well, what about a show that stars undersea creatures, and some of the ones you rarely see animated. So, from there, I just started drawing different animals in a kind of a setting that was this nautical world. It’s not realistic but sort of a fantastic environment.
Stephen Hillenburg
I was never a joke teller. I don’t even like jokes, for the most part. I don’t like to hear them, and rarely can I even remember one.
Ed O’Neill
I touched the limits of our political system, which pushes one to last-minute compromises. Explanations are rarely given. It plays to people’s fears because it hasn’t built an ideological consensus. It produces flawed solutions and too often ignores reality.
Emmanuel Macron
The Queen rarely loses her temper, but when she does, she brooks no argument.
Ingrid Seward
I never had many problems to do my music and to give it to a record company. Rarely do they try to argue with me about my music, probably because it’s still too far-out.
Klaus Schulze
Michael Cohen is one of the world’s greatest evidence hoarders. He rarely threw anything away.
Michael Avenatti
Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for things turning out positively, but rarely gets credit for that.
Colin Morgan
As far as playing different characters within the character, I think that’s fun. Very rarely, on TV, do you get to do that on such a regular basis.
Aldis Hodge
I love producing, writing. I rarely write with other writers unless I have a real great respect for them. Like Burt Bacharach, or Carole Sager, or Stevie Wonder. Somebody like Smokey – like that. Otherwise, I choose to write alone.
Aretha Franklin
I rarely repeat playing the same role in a show. I figured I’d plumbed 90 percent the first time around, so let’s move on to something where I’m starting from scratch.
Hal Linden
The majority is always wrong; the minority is rarely right.
Henrik Ibsen
We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don’t.
Clint Smith
The only drawback is once the work is done you rarely see each other.
Adrian Belew
Writers have a reputation for being distracted. That’s because writers are distracted. They are always tuned into that other voice, the one in their head that rarely turns off.
Elizabeth Berg
Rarely do I attach guilt to something pleasant. Life’s too short.
Robin Gibb
It is rarely that you see an American writer who is not hopelessly sane.
Margaret Anderson
I start out with the assumption that a lawyer in a criminal case is going to be incompetent – substantially so. I find my assumption to be rarely wrong. Yet society starts out with the very opposite assumption.
Vincent Bugliosi
We firmly oppose the use of violence in the course of current transformations in Arab States, especially against civilians. We are well aware of the fact that the transformation of a society is a complex and generally long process, which rarely goes smoothly.
Sergei Lavrov
The American cinema in general always made stories about working-class people; the British rarely did. Any person with my working-class background would be a villain or a comic cipher, usually badly played, and with a rotten accent. There weren’t a lot of guys in England for me to look up to.
Michael Caine
There’s rarely a big hat. I think all those things are great, but I’m boring in that I just use sunscreen every day. I don’t mess around. I put it on first thing. I have it on now, and I’m sitting inside.
Jennifer Garner
I don’t like headphones very much, and I rarely listen to music on headphones.
Brian Eno
People rarely speak of children; you hear of ‘cohort groups’ and ‘standard variations,’ but you don’t hear much of boys who miss their cats or 6-year-olds who have to struggle with potato balls.
Jonathan Kozol
Government tends to stifle innovation, and it abhors improvisation. Any good military strategist will tell you that a battle plan rarely survives past the first engagement. After that, you have to improvise to survive and to win.
Betsy DeVos
Well, wolves will pretty rarely hunt. You’re vulnerable if you’re on your own or injured. But for lone wolves, get up high, show them that you’re not injured, face ’em off, be authoritarian with it, and look ’em in the eye.
Bear Grylls
Economic sanctions rarely achieve the desired results.
Omar Bongo
I think one in five Americans has a disability of some sort. That’s 20% of the population, and yet we rarely ever see people with disabilities on-screen, and their stories and their resilience and their zest for life and their humor and their humanity.
Hong Chau
Very rarely have I had the opportunity to say lines which I would have said even if I wasn’t working in a film.
Amitabh Bachchan
Social movements rarely succeed if they violate our gut sense of decency and moral proportion.
Bret Stephens
I’m a New Yorker, and I rarely get to work at home.
Hope Davis
Rarely does a complete idea come to me. I basically start with just a small scene or a snatch of dialogue and force myself to write and to keep writing. Sometimes it becomes a book.
Sandra Brown
I never really thought about the fact that most of the times I saw Black Panther, he was in New York or in some American city doing something cool with the Avengers. I mean, he’s the Prince of Wakanda, but we rarely saw him in Wakanda.
Brian Stelfreeze
The senior thesis of Hillary D. Rodham, Wellesley College class of 1969, has been speculated about, spun, analyzed, debated, criticized and defended. But rarely has it been read, because for the eight years of Bill Clinton’s presidency it was locked away.
Bill Dedman
Issues to do with disability, mental health and not being neurotypical often affect many genuine teenagers but are rarely reflected in the fiction they read.
Tansy Rayner Roberts
One of the reasons people hate politics is that truth is rarely a politician’s objective. Election and power are.
Cal Thomas
With ‘Hollow Circus,’ I used a family story that haunted me as a kid, one of those anecdotes about a family member that would rarely be spoken of in front of the children.
Peter Milligan
Inspiration takes many forms, but it’s rarely pure.
Hilton Als
The space and light up there in Norfolk is wonderfully peaceful. I find myself doing funny things like gardening, and cooking, which I rarely do in London.
Jeremy Northam
I fly my own airplane, and I have since 1960. I rarely fly anywhere other than my own airplane.
Arnold Palmer
Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.
Samuel Butler
I was always excited by the idea of having my own company, but models are rarely serious when they venture off into something else, be it acting, singing, or starting their own business.
Coco Rocha
There is nothing that special to see when looking at me. I’m a painter who paints day in day out, from morning till evening – figure pictures and landscapes, more rarely portraits.
Gustav Klimt
Each game we make, we like to introduce an emotion that is rarely experienced by gamers in the console game industry.
Jenova Chen
I rarely return to characters. My characters, at least most of them, are much more a part of that superorganism that is the story than separate and independent creatures.
Etgar Keret
Most of the time, you do films and they can be big films, but you are rarely aware of the fan base that comes with it.
Luke Evans
Quite a lot of British women stop working when they have children, and that is rarely the case in Denmark. We have a very flat, structured way of approaching everything. Nobody’s the boss. In a sense, we’re all equal.
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
There is often little to distinguish what Beijing wants from what Canada’s foreign affairs mandarins want out of the Canada-China relationship, which is in any case rarely even close to what Canadians want – like some demonstrable public benefit for once, the opinion polls consistently show.
Terry Glavin
While it may take generations of nurturing, nations founded on and grounded in freedom will eventually overcome and prosper. Once free, folks rarely accept anything less, and that includes Iraqis.
Trent Lott
I rarely wear tennis shoes. I’m 5′ 8′, I hate being short.
Elton John
No professional athlete likes to admit that he has played too long. There is too much money involved, rarely enough saved, and there is the eternal hope that age has not withered skills.
John Gregory Dunne
I went to LaGuardia, so I’m very close to the reality that lot of actors work rarely.
Timothee Chalamet
I don’t listen to music a lot in that I rarely sit down and put on a CD because I really want to treasure the silence that is there when I’m not practising. But when I listen to a piece, I listen to it often.
Stephen Hough
Despite what one might gather from the shrill rantings of the leftist commentariat, for whom religion is a sort of disease, religious difference in the United States has rarely led to serious social strife. That is no small achievement, and one that virtually no other Western democracy can boast.
Josh Hawley
Mandates are rarely won on election night. They are earned after Inauguration Day by leaders who spend their political capital wisely, taking advantage of events without overreaching.
Ron Fournier
On the rare occasions when my mother perfumed herself, she was going out, and so I rarely smelled those special scents up close on her body, except during kisses goodbye.
Mary Gaitskill
I don’t like being disappointed by somebody I trust. Fortunately, it rarely happens.
Alain Ducasse
I think a lot about the private emotions of black people – what we feel and yet is rarely publicly expressed.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Hamish and I rarely go to launches or parties any more but prefer to spend our time hanging out together.
Zoe Foster Blake
Rarely was a distinction deserves as the Oscar for best supporting actor, who went to the late Heath Ledger. His ‘Joker’ is really incredible.
Bastian Schweinsteiger
I rarely wear clothes when I’m home by myself. I love making breakfast naked. But you’ve got to make sure the gardener’s not coming that day.
Kristen Bell
You rarely find someone who sings really well and who produces really well; it’s a problem, and I just think it’s a missing link in the music scene.
I enjoyed needling the press. If I didn’t enjoy it, I wouldn’t have done it. Writers have rarely played, so as a coach, you have antagonistic feelings about some guy writing up the story of the game who’s never even attempted to play it.
Bobby Knight
I think I was born strong-willed. That’s not the kind of thing you can learn. The advantage is, you stick to what you believe in and rarely get pushed out of what you want to do.
Joan Jett
Most people don’t recognize me, but they know my name. TSA people rarely recognize my name, ironically, and they are the security people.
Frank Abagnale
We are rarely proud when we are alone.
If I ever get looks on the street, which, for the record, is almost never, it’s rarely because they think I’m someone they saw in a movie. More often someone sees me and thinks, ‘Hey, was that guy my waiter the other night?’
Patrick Wilson
Children learn much more from how you act than from what you tell them. There are times this worries me – we parents are rarely the role models we want to be. True for life. True for driving.
Harlan Coben
Too often a story is examined through biased eyes, without a sensitivity for everyone who forged it. It’s seen from the point of view of the great white savior, and rarely is the perspective of the slave a part.
Jeffrey Wright
Music can also be a sensual pleasure, like eating food or sex. But its highest vibration for me is that point of taking us to a real understanding of something in our nature which we can very rarely get at. It is a spiritual state of oneness.
Terry Riley
Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.
Reese Witherspoon
I want authenticity. And rarely do actors – more specifically, black actors – get a chance to be authentic on film and television.
Russell Hornsby
I very rarely watch anybody swing. All I do is follow where the ball goes.
Matt Kuchar
Why is it that English, drama and music teachers are most often recalled as our mentors and inspirations? Maybe because artists are rarely members of the popular crowd.
Roger Ebert
I rarely use product in my hair, and when I do I have no idea which ones, nor does it matter all that much to me. And I can’t remember the last time I even used a comb, much less carried one around.
James Maslow
Being a nice person is about courtesy: you’re friendly, polite, agreeable, and accommodating. When people believe they have to be nice in order to give, they fail to set boundaries, rarely say no, and become pushovers, letting others walk all over them.
Adam Grant
I rarely draw myself, in general, and if I do, I tend to do little cute manga-esque, almost bite-sized drawings of myself.
Jim Lee
Songwriting was very tough for me… I would go in and sit and hope for inspiration to come, and it was rarely forthcoming.
Leon Russell
Very good cooks who are employed as ‘chefs’ rarely refer to themselves as ‘chefs.’ They refer to themselves as ‘cooks.’
Alton Brown
Anyone who has spoken to experienced combat troops knows that they rarely brag about their exploits. Strong and silent is the preferred style.
Linda Colley
What you really want is for a cyberattack to be very costly and risky so it is used only rarely and only against really high-value targets.
Dmitri Alperovitch
For resourceful tech founders, finding capital is rarely a problem; making the best use of it is another story. A few years slinging pepperoni pies and chicken wings – on tiny margins and with minimal investment – might not be the worst fiscal training.
Ryan Holmes
My husband’s a man’s man, and he does guy films, and there’s rarely any female parts in them, period, but we have some projects that are for me that we hope to do in the near future.
Lela Rochon
I was born too late and missed the dream of empire. Its shadow, the Commonwealth, coincides with my life but rarely connected with it.
Richard Flanagan
In my years of doing the K1 fights, one thing I’ve learned is that the guys who you think will be there in the end – very rarely do you get the match up you were hoping for.
Scott Coker
I don’t think of me as, quote, ‘coming out,’ because I was never ‘in.’ I rarely, if ever, spoke about my private life and remain as neutral as possible.
Elvis Duran
Kelly Preston is a remarkable human being and a great dramatic actress. It was a privilege as a director to tap into this part of her. Rarely do I make a kind of spiritual connection with my cast. Kelly was a wonderful exception. She is truly very special and I adore her.
George Hickenlooper
I have grown to appreciate the power of believing in myself and of always having faith in myself. I rarely look back; instead, I always look forward. There is so much of life that we miss when we wallow in regret.
Tony Bennett
I’m not a crazy Twitter guy to where I’m tweeting out stuff every day, and rarely even once a week do I tweet. But I mean, occasionally, I read some stuff.
Roman Reigns
Rarely do I do film press because I’m so low on the food chain of the movie, and for me it’s just this thing I did for four weeks before the next tour started.
Henry Rollins
I enjoy reading tips about how to be more organized, and I rarely implement them.
Curtis Sittenfeld
I rarely see my family; my older brother, Peter, has twins – I was not there on the day of their birth or for any of their birthdays.
Toby Alderweireld
Film acting is really the trick of doing moments. You rarely do a take that lasts more than 20 seconds. You really earn your spurs acting onstage. I needed to do that for myself. I would hate to say at the end of everything that I never did a stage play.
Sam Shepard
I know Roy Hodgson very well; he rarely changes tactically.
Chris Coleman
The Paralympics have for too long been considered the poor cousin of the Olympics. It’s always run after the main games and rarely gets anything like the media coverage.
Stella Young
I rarely get starstruck, but I’ve been a Jay-Z fan since fourth grade and had a huge crush on Beyonce in high school. I respect their artistry, and now I’ve joined Roc Nation – it’s even more crazy.
Jay Park
I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.
Albert Ellis
I rarely know too much about anything I’m getting involved in.
Melissa Leo
One of the happy consequences of my brain is that I rarely sleep.
Robert Rinder
I’m totally active. I am just this side of hyper. I jog and go to the gym every day. When I’m on the computer, I’m reading, I’m writing, I’m never quiet. My brain is very rarely not engaged. Every now and again I will fall asleep under the parasol in the sun, but that’s a rarity.
Suzi Quatro
The path to equality is rarely easy.
Daniel Dae Kim
I live an isolated life, and I rarely meet others.
Varg Vikernes
Even the best novelists are rarely congratulated on the quality of their observations about contemporary life.
Michelle Dean
The discovery of heroes is rarely linear or obvious. They usually sneak up on you.
Nina Easton
Price is rarely the most important thing. A cheap product might sell some units. Somebody gets it home and they feel great when they pay the money, but then they get it home and use it and the joy is gone.
Tim Cook
I know I stand visibly onstage, but my function is still unseen, because I rarely see the immediate results of what I am saying or doing or writing.
Larry Norman
Often, when art from the canon is brought in to fine art classes, it is used as a prop to inspire art-making projects but more rarely as something to study in-depth for itself.
Munira Mirza
Rarely promise, but, if lawful, constantly perform.
William Penn
Politically it’s easy to salve one’s conscience, no matter that salving it rarely makes the problem go away. You join the Labour Party, write articles attacking the privileged, give the money you spend on opera tickets to homeless charities, and vow never to go to anything that can be considered elitist again.
Howard Jacobson
We rarely think to mark the trail for others to follow. ‘Live and learn,’ we say, acknowledging the value of experience. We usually forget about ‘Live and teach.’
Marilyn Ferguson
One thing about being famous is the people around you, you pay all their bills so they very rarely disagree with you because they want you to pick up the check.
Charles Barkley
One thing that people don’t really understand is that as celebrity you rarely get fair treatment. You either get love or hate. It’s never really fair.
Shakespeare very rarely makes the least attempt to surprise by his catastrophes. They are felt to be inevitable, though the precise way in which they will be brought about is not, of course, foreseen.
Andrew Coyle Bradley
Prior to ‘The Goldbergs,’ I rarely got good reviews on anything I’ve done.
Adam F. Goldberg
I rarely, if ever, had another book in mind while I was writing the previous book. Each book starts from ashes, really.
Philip Roth
Those who can win a war well can rarely make a good peace and those who could make a good peace would never have won the war.
Winston Churchill
I had a Spanish teacher in high school. I rarely got in trouble in her room because I felt I was disappointing her if I got a bad grade. That had more power over me than teachers who told me I talked too much. That level of respect I had for her made me not want to fail for her.
Clay Aiken
A great idea can’t succeed without a great operator. But rarely can a great operator squeak by with a bad idea. So, as pithy as it sounds to say ‘It’s all about the people,’ I only invest when I think I have found the right team for the right business.
Chris Sacca
Just like people date and break up, friends break up, too. ‘Best friends forever’ rarely ever happens; it’s just that no one talks about it.
Rachel Simmons
Changes and progress very rarely are gifts from above. They come out of struggles from below.
Noam Chomsky
I’m very cagey about making friends, and I rarely do.
James Herbert
I don’t get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there’s always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.
Julia Roberts
For so long, the fashion industry has designed almost exclusively for a particular woman with particular measurements, and they’ve never really been challenged on it. We’re all consumers, yet we’re rarely given a voice within this industry that dictates what we wear.
Sinead Burke
You rarely pay the rent by doing Shakespeare or Ibsen.
Mandy Patinkin
Living in New Zealand, that’s something that you’d like to do as an actor, but very rarely do you get an opportunity to get such a good springboard as ‘The Hobbit’ to help you get international work.
Dean O’Gorman
People rarely grow in humility once they reach the White House.
Ben Fountain
Rich men’s houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
Margot Asquith
Very rarely do firearms restrictions affect criminals. They really only affect law-abiding citizens.
Ron DeSantis
The Taliban mostly attacks international and Afghan security forces. They rarely carry out attacks in markets.
Richard Engel
The biggest misconception people have about me is that I’m in control of every situation. I’m rarely in control of any situation.
Lauren Bacall
You rarely see me without a DDP YOGA shirt on. There are times where I wear a regular shirt when I do an interview, and in the middle of it, I go, ‘Wait a second. Let me change my shirt.’
Diamond Dallas Page
Gifted women musicians and composers rarely received their due.
James Cook
My own career started in New York at the ‘Associated Press’, a fast-paced news agency where we rarely had time for deep reporting.
Tom Rachman
My father and I rarely saw eye to eye when I was growing up. We saw the world differently. It was only when we were both adults that we were able to share spectacles. However, football, and particularly the World Cup, was when we, enemy combatants, could traverse trenches and be together.
Rabih Alameddine
Countries that intervene militarily rarely do so out of pure altruism.
Samantha Power
Old-fashioned girl that I am, I still have a landline, though it rarely rings – and when it does, especially without warning, there’s rarely anything good on the other end.
Meghan Daum
I am a board game enthusiast, a board game evangelist, a board game nerd, but I wouldn’t say I’m ‘keen’ because I very rarely win, and ‘keen’ suggests you’re actually good at something. But I do play a lot of them, and I have a pretty good-sized collection.
Rich Sommer
Every child senses, with all the horse sense that’s in him, that any parent is angry inside when children misbehave and they dread more the anger that is rarely or never expressed openly, wondering how awful it might be.
Benjamin Spock
The erotic and the art historical imagination is something that gets very little play when people talk about my work, and when they rarely do, they try to problematize it.
Kehinde Wiley
I like the idea of separation of services. ISPs provide a pipe. Other vendors provide security. Other vendors provide email. When one party controls all the services, it’s a ‘synergy’ for the company, but rarely for the consumer.
David Ulevitch
In 1975, the collapse of a cascade of Chinese dams during a flood killed a hundred and seventy-one thousand people, but the event is rarely discussed, and the names of the victims are largely unrecorded today.
Evan Osnos
My father always has been attractive because of his energy, warmth, charm, and talent for finding some connection with people from all cultures and walks of life. He rarely observed social formalities and niceties – something he has passed on to his boys.
Ezekiel Emanuel
Comedy just pokes at problems, rarely confronts them squarely. Drama is like a plate of meat and potatoes, comedy is rather the dessert, a bit like meringue.
Woody Allen
Money is rarely just money. Sometimes it stands in for love or self-esteem or freedom or a sense of control over your destiny (especially if you lacked these things in childhood).
Justine Musk
The man’s desire is for the woman; but the woman’s desire is rarely other than for the desire of the man.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Naturally, no one knows more about music than musicians. They talk about their own work all the time, but they rarely get to talk about other people’s music.
Michael Azerrad
White people get to do that all of the time. They get to engage in bad behavior, even felonious behavior, but they rarely wind up in jail. But as a black person, losing your temper can cost you your life. Or insisting on your rights can cost you your life.
Yance Ford
Films set in 90210 are ten a penny. But there’s rarely room to make films about a different postal code, to show the lives of ordinary Americans who have to live with very limited material resources.
Debra Granik
I’m very rarely in the gym. My workouts are predominantly outside, in nature.
Ryan Kwanten
Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy and employ almost half of the working population. Yet because of their size, they rarely have access to the same information security resources as large firms.
Dan Lipinski
If art can be at the service of anything, it’s about letting us see a state of grace for those people who rarely get to be able to be seen that way.
Kehinde Wiley
There are lots of Joy Division songs that are so powerful when played live, some of which we did either never play or played very rarely.
Peter Hook
Many foreigners imagine that Latin American cuisine is spicy, but Chilean food, on the whole, is extremely bland: salt, vinegar, mayonnaise, and more salt are the four basic condiments. Black pepper is conspicuously absent, and not only from the food – it is also rarely available even on request.
Jonathan Franklin
In my experience, yelling at people that they are wrong and disgusting rarely wins the argument, nor changes point of view.
Jack Monroe
I rarely go into a shop on holiday, because fashion and design are what I’m involved in every day. I need another world.
Carolina Herrera
I make homemade juices with whatever is in season. I rarely have coffee, but I drink lots of tea. I start with a pot of tea at home and sip on herbal teas throughout the day at work.
Margherita Missoni
I rarely get a moment to myself, but I love the way that my agenda is dictated by the children, not my work.
Monica Ali
People who truly love us can be divided into two categories: those who understand us, and those who forgive us our worst sins. Rarely do you find someone capable of both.
Jonathan Carroll
I love to run and I have some tips to keep it fresh and novel. I rarely use the same route twice. That keeps things new.
Dean Karnazes
Polite conversation is rarely either.
Fran Lebowitz
Travelling expands the mind rarely.
Hans Christian Andersen
Sometimes bullies are your friends and very rarely do bullying prevention tips acknowledge this fact or what to do about it.
Rosalind Wiseman
As roles go, very rarely do you get a role written for you or a director who wants you and only you for the part.
Sushmita Sen
If we open our history books, we shall see that the laws, for all that they are or should be contracts amongst free men, have rarely been anything but the tools of the passions of a few men or the offspring of a fleeting and haphazard necessity.
Cesare Beccaria
I’m still shooting on low budgets, though none of my movies has lost money, and I rarely get sent anything that stars a guy or is a thriller or is seriously dramatic. And I would love the opportunity to do those things.
Nicole Holofcener
I’ve rarely gotten a good review in my life, yet, to paraphrase Noel Coward, I am happy to console myself with the bitter palliative of commercial success.
Steven Weber
We rarely sue anyone, but, like others in the real estate industry, we get sued.
Alan Casden
I slowly began making a few photos with animals over the years, and I liked how people reacted to them. When I would have the animals on set, I’d notice the way the models would interact with them and there was so much true emotion that you rarely see between two human beings.
Ryan McGinley
Let your kids pick their punishments. Our instinct as parents is to order our kids around. It’s easier, and we’re usually right! But it rarely works.
Bruce Feiler
Rarely, Type 2 diabetes develops without any readily identifiable predisposing factor. But in the great majority of cases, it is brought on by lifestyle activities, including, and clearly most importantly, dietary choices.
David Perlmutter
Students rarely disappoint teachers who assure them in advance that they are doomed to failure.
Sidney Hook
I rarely see one of the ‘summer blockbuster’ movies. I’d like to see a stronger focus on smaller, smarter movies.
Christopher Meloni
In the long march of history, at least two poles of attraction and antagonism have been the norm in world politics. Rarely has only one nation carried the burden of leadership. The unipolar world of the 21st century, dominated for the past two decades by the United States, is a historical anomaly.
Eskinder Nega
Men rarely worry about using or being used because all relationships work that way. A man perceives himself as owning and being owned by a woman. ‘Use’ is a dirty word only when there’s an imbalance in the relationship.
Warren Farrell
First of all it’s usually women who run these higher primate sanctuaries, rarely men. They are white. They come from privileged backgrounds. They are educated.
Russell Banks
I would not have an event before the majors. I would build them up. It very rarely happens that a player plays the week before, wins the event, and then goes on to win the slam.
John McEnroe
If your home is anything like mine, it contains several rarely explored crannies stashed full of archaic chargers, defunct cables, and freshly antiquated gizmos whose sole useful function in 2011 is to make 2005 feel like 1926, simply by looking big and dull and impossibly lumpen.
Charlie Brooker
We rarely grow when we’re happy, we grow when we hurt.
Maggie Q
The fact is, human rights victories are rarely won by powerful governments or well-armed militaries. More often than not, these battles are led by individuals and small groups of people determined to overcome wrong. Think King, Gandhi, Mandela.
Kerry Kennedy
I rarely read children’s books.
Beverly Cleary
The U.S. government has rarely, if ever, used the criminal history of a certain immigrant population in determining if the whole community should be allowed to remain in the country under a humanitarian program, like TPS.
Opal Tometi
Of course, I’m not often the top dog, but sometimes it’s better not to be top dog, because you last longer. If a movie or play flops, you always blame the lead. They say, ‘He couldn’t carry it.’ They always blame him. But they rarely blame the second or third banana.
Charles Durning
Movies are so rarely great art that if we cannot appreciate great trash we have very little reason to be interested in them.
Pauline Kael
You rarely, in the professional world, have the chance to express yourself as an individual.
Gillian Armstrong
Workers who come to the U.S. see their wages and their standard of living boosted sharply simply by crossing the border. That’s a good thing, and one of the best arguments for immigration reform, even if you’ll rarely hear a politician make it.
James Surowiecki
I rarely got retouched when I started modeling, and it was crucial to me to show an accurate, realistic picture of me because that’s beautiful, too.
Barbie Ferreira
Sometimes you walk out of an audition and you kind of know you nailed it and you’re probably going to book it, but you very rarely are told in the room by the people who are hiring you.
Michael Cudlitz
I rarely in a working day go more than 10 minutes without looking at Slack.
Stewart Butterfield
I very rarely read any fiction. I love biographies; I read about all kinds of people. I love theology and some philosophy.
Al Sharpton
Professional camera crews are rarely there when a bomb goes off or a rocket lands. They usually show up afterwards.
Rebecca MacKinnon
Democracy is rarely easy, nor swift.
Sharan Burrow
During the early 1990s, Mexico’s domestic political sensitivities meant that it rarely extradited people who had committed crimes in the U.S. After NAFTA, extradition numbers began to increase until they surpassed 100 a year in the late 2000s.
James G. Stavridis
I very rarely go back to do shows again. I’m done once I’ve learned the lessons I need to learn.
Brandon Victor Dixon
Aesthetes have it all over intellectuals in one very important respect: You’ll rarely catch us hustling anyone off to the nearest guillotine. We’re too busy trying to make the world more beautiful. Our hands are stained with ink and paint, not blood.
Terry Teachout
Thomas More rarely discussed his siblings, and two of them are never mentioned by him. It is likely that they were part of that infant mortality which had provoked such concern for early baptism.
Peter Ackroyd
Legends die hard. They survive as truth rarely does.
Helen Hayes
Rarely has a new player on the world stage captured so much attention so quickly – young and old, faithful and cynical – as has Pope Francis.
Nancy Gibbs
I don’t mind traveling that much when I can go somewhere and stay there for a while, but touring is different. You rarely see anything. You get there early in the morning and you’re resting all day, and you go in and do a sound check, and you do the show, and then bam you’re gone.
George Strait
In nature, disease-causing strains of avian influenza rarely spread far because the birds sicken and die before they can fly to spread it to others.
Michael Greger
I will take to my grave with me the atmosphere of the first ‘Cursed Child’ preview, because no one knew anything. Only very rarely have I been able to deploy the phrase ‘audible gasps.’
Jamie Parker
There’s still a massive inequality between the genders. If you look at the trajectory of a male actor’s career, there’s no hesitation or hiatus. But women after the age of 35 to 40 are rarely placed in the centre of the story.
Juliet Stevenson
A mistake is always forgivable, rarely excusable and always unacceptable.
Robert Fripp
It used to be that, whenever I walked around without my old piercings, that I was very rarely recognized – it wasn’t a common thing; I could be somewhat incognito.
David Draiman
At any given time I’m listening to the Cory Branan, Leonna Naess, Eve 6, the King’s Noyse, Sean Paul, Green Day, the BoDeans, Buddy Holly, Nowell Sing We Clear… the list goes on and on. But I rarely listen to music while I write. I start typing the lyrics.
Sarah Addison Allen
You lose manufacturing jobs, you rarely ever get them back again.
Graydon Carter
I’m rarely asked to play the smartest man in the room.
Gary Oldman
I rarely felt or noticed any real divide between girls and boys when I was growing up. Maybe it was because I was so involved in sports and competed with the boys. Maybe it was my mom and dad, who constantly instilled confidence in me and never made me feel as though there were boy activities and girl activities.
Alex Morgan
I do get stopped on the street, although rarely. And they always have something lovely to say.
Ben Whishaw
There is force and vitality in a first sketch from life which the after-work rarely has. You want a picture to seize you as forcibly as if a man had seized you by the shoulder! It should impress you like reality!
William Morris Hunt
I never played the right roles, or very rarely got the right roles offered, except on stage.
Maximilian Schell
My father had always called me Sam since the day I was born. He rarely ever called me Tiger. I would ask him, ‘Why don’t you ever call me Tiger?’ He says, ‘Well, you look more like a Sam.
Tiger Woods
I’m not even worried about the Internet; that ain’t even my thing. I’m not even an Internet guy. You rarely even see me into that.
Shy Glizzy
We always think, ‘Well, for a person who’s blind, it must be an amazing, joyful miracle if by some chance their sight is restored to them.’ Now, this may be true for blind people who lost their vision at a later age. It’s rarely true for people who were born blind or who go blind at a very young age.
Rosemary Mahoney
Paradoxically, since gay men rarely have gay parents, cultural transmission must come from friends or strangers (a problem since the generations so seldom mix in gay life).
Edmund White
Our observation of nature must be diligent, our reflection profound, and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason, creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot
The lessons taught in great books are misleading. The commerce in life is rarely so simple and never so just.
Anita Brookner
The thing is, you try your best, and what else you got? You try your best, really, that’s all you can do. And for me, my best happens really so rarely.
Junot Diaz
But it’s the particularity of a place, the physical experience of being in a place, that makes it onto the page. That’s why I don’t just do library research. I very rarely write about somewhere I haven’t been.
Hari Kunzru
Dai Vernon, the greatest sleight of hand figure in the history of the art, rarely performed. But he invented magic and had an enormous influence on the whole range of sleight of hand. And so often, the magic he was doing was to fool other magicians.
Ricky Jay
What if lawmakers never spoke to their constituents? Oddly enough, that’s exactly how corporate America operates. Shareholders vote for directors, but the directors rarely, if ever, communicate with them.
Andrew Ross Sorkin
Jeremiah is a most melancholy prophet. He wails from beginning to end; he is often childish, is rarely indecent, and although it may be blasphemy to say so, he and his ‘Lamentations’ are really not worth reading.
Annie Besant
The biographies of the great rarely report much about the nanny, but for many, she will have played a crucial role in their formative years.
Jacob Rees-Mogg
Hackers rarely have full knowledge of the technology stack of a target.
John McAfee
Those who give of themselves rarely regret it.
Marvin Olasky
Most Scots might be able to identify six vegetables – but only two MSPs. There are parts of Scotland where you rarely get more than 40% turnout at the polls. There’s a big disconnect there, and I think comedians bridge that gap.
Rory Bremner
Vince McMahon is an intimidating individual because of the amount of respect he commands because of what he’s done for entertainment, turning the business into a billion dollar success story. He rarely sleeps. He’s a workaholic. He’s passionate. He loves what he does.
Mauro Ranallo
Writers who are activists are very rarely taken seriously as artists.
Larry Kramer
Acting is a general thing; it’s not like being a primary artist like a painter or writer which stands the test of time. I don’t think acting stands the test of time, but it can capture the mood of the moment, which is in itself very exciting, but it rarely lasts.
Tom Hollander
Writers should be read but not seen. Rarely are they a winsome sight.
Edna Ferber
Politicos talk a big game about bringing jobs to devastated cities like Detroit, but rarely succeed.
Bob Beckel
Genius is rarely able to give any account of its own processes.
George Henry Lewes
I rarely fly, for environmental reasons more than anything else.
Marcus Brigstocke
From a child’s point of view, there is rarely a great time for parents to separate, even if there has been a lot of commotion and fighting.
Susie Orbach
When I listen to music today, it is about 99 percent classical. I rarely even listen to folk music, the music of my own specialty, because folk music is to me more limited than classical music.
Tom Glazer
People have seen me on-field, but no one knows about my off-field life. People rarely know that personality of me.
Sandeep Singh
Sadly, piped music in so many public spaces is often just more noise. Rarely is it carefully designed to enhance our experience; much more likely it is there because retailers have subscribed to an incorrect view that music makes people spend more.
Julian Treasure
I’ve been in plenty of crashes! Some are not too bad – resulting in ice burn. Others are pretty rough, and sometimes – rarely, but sometimes – people do get seriously injured. It’s a risk we all know of and accept. If you bobsled, you’re going to crash – guaranteed.
Elana Meyers
I rarely have time for lunch, so tend to have a big breakfast and big dinner.
Carmen Busquets
New York is so strange. Every time I’m there, I very rarely see someone who’s dressed cool.
Maggie Rogers
Now we’re e-mailing and tweeting and texting so much, a phone call comes as a fresh surprise. I get text messages on my cell phone all day long, and it warbles to alert me that someone has sent me a message on Facebook or a reply or direct message on Twitter, but it rarely ever rings.
Susan Orlean
But in this Congress, accountability is just a catch phrase, usually directed elsewhere. Demands to personal responsibility or corporate accountability abound, but rarely congressional accountability or fiscal responsibility.
Melissa Bean
I’ve spent a lot of time in India. When I was a young cinematographer, I was completely enthralled by the color, the movement, the sounds. But photographically, it was very hard to capture it; photographs rarely did it justice.
Greig Fraser
Difficult choices, unlike red wine, rarely improve with age.
Richard N. Haass
I have no problem with anyone’s view about what we do, I really don’t. Very rarely does it stick in my craw what managers or media outlets say about us.
Sean Dyche
Rarely, if ever, has a cable news channel employed a host who has previously campaigned for the business goals of the channel’s parent company. But as channels like MSNBC have moved to more opinionated formats, they have exposed themselves to potential conflicts.
Brian Stelter
I’ve never been a label-obsessed person. I indulge in shoes, but I rarely will ever buy full-price.
Jessie James Decker
Even famous poets such as Marianne Moore and William Carlos Williams were rarely asked to read their poems.
Donald Hall
The only thing that gets reported are the tragedies. But it rarely gets reported when somebody actually uses their Second Amendment right with a gun to protect themselves against a criminal.
Steve Scalise
Artists rarely do the same thing over and over again. Art is about the new, doing things in a new way.
Eli Broad
The homes I like the best are totally occupied, busy, and useful, whether it’s a tiny little house or a great big one. Rarely do you find a great big house that’s used in a good way. So I prefer smaller spaces that are full of books, full of things that people are doing.
Martha Stewart
When you study history in American schools, very rarely is the name John Brown mentioned. We know who Kanye West is or Twyla Tharp or Shania Twain.
James McBride
I’m rarely optimistic.
Paul Singer
I worked for a private investigative agency briefly. I rarely had the opportunity to snoop.
Lisa Lutz
It is an endless procession of surprises. The expected rarely occurs and never in the expected manner.
Vernon A. Walters
Reading history, one rarely gets the feeling of the true nature of scientific development, in which the element of farce is as great as the element of triumph.
David Gross
I eat about two meals a day vegan, is my rule of thumb. When I’m traveling, all bets are off, but I don’t cook meat in the house. I rarely cook eggs. I never use milk. But when I go out to eat for a special treat, I’ll have some meat. But I know, personally, that’s the best I’m ever going to do in my life.
Adam Conover
We’ve always actually been remarkably commercially successful. Not in terms of making huge amounts of money, which we rarely do, but in terms of not losing money and making modest amounts of money. We’re actually strangely consistent in that respect.
Ethan Coen
History rarely repeats itself, but its echoes never go away.
Tariq Ali
Where I grew up – we started out in Oklahoma and then moved to Missouri – it was considered hubris to talk about yourself. And the downside of that was that ideas rarely got exchanged, or true feelings.
Brad Pitt
It rarely adds anything to say, ‘In my opinion’ – not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.
Paul Goodman
Generally, the younger the victim, the greater the grief. Yet even when the elderly or infirm have been afforded merciful relief, their loved ones are rarely ready to let go.
Russell M. Nelson
Peace is rarely denied to the peaceful.
Friedrich Schiller
People who honestly mean to be true really contradict themselves much more rarely than those who try to be ‘consistent’.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Why should it be essential to love rarely in order to love much?
Albert Camus
LOL is rarely OL, or even really L. A real out-loud laugh – not the forced social variety, which is closer to barking than laughing – is uncommon among adults.
Mary Roach
Everything for me starts very small and snowballs. So I rarely start with the grand idea and find a place for it and narrow down. It’s, really, just start small, and as I’m writing it, I begin to see – sometimes to my own surprise – what’s unfolding and what’s blooming.
Khaled Hosseini
Men who like women rarely fall in love.
Robin Skelton
Psychologists have set about describing the true nature of women with a certainty and a sense of their own infallibility rarely found in the secular world.
Naomi Weisstein
I go out very rarely in Paris. If it’s a fashion party at a nightclub, I wouldn’t dream to go. People come to you for your work, not because you go to all their parties.
Peter Lindbergh
I travel a lot and rarely make it home to Seattle.
Hope Solo
I start from one point and go as far as possible. But, unfortunately, I never lose my way. I ‘localize,’ which is to say that I think always in a given space. I rarely think of the whole of a solo, and only very briefly. I always return to the small part of the solo that I was in the process of playing.
John Coltrane
Ever since I bought and started flying an airplane, it’s been almost exclusively for business. I love to fly. It’s a great joy to me. But rarely do I use it for any kind of pleasure, other than it is a pleasure to fly.
Arnold Palmer
If you read scripts, you would see people rarely speak like that in real life, in complete sentences.
Paul Rust
I rarely listen to music while writing. If I don’t like it, it bothers me, and if I like it, it absorbs me so much I can’t write.
Vikram Seth
Such films that the audiences remembers 10-15 years after they released come by rarely.
Akshaye Khanna
I’m so used to changing time zones that I can sleep at any time. I’m rarely ever tossing and turning – if I am, it’s really a big deal.
Paloma Faith
One of the stated values at IronPort was ‘work/life balance,’ but I wasn’t living it. I was rarely home. And when I was home, well, let’s just say I wasn’t particularly helpful or cheery.
Scott Weiss
In my younger days, I used to visit record shops and covet boxed sets of Beethoven symphonies, Wagner operas, Bach cantatas, Mozart piano concertos. Only rarely was I able to find the money for such luxuries.
Michael Dirda
Rarely do I try to pull a creature out of life and make it a character.
Theresa Rebeck
I still like to play the guitar, but I rarely have anything to do with the music business these days. I mean, there is no music business anymore, is there?
Steve Jones
Today’s headlines and history’s judgment are rarely the same.
Condoleezza Rice
There’s no shame in being romantic at all. I think people want to feel that sense of romance, which is rarely even attempted anymore.
Colin Trevorrow
I pointedly avoid doing sequels, since for the most part I find that a sequel rarely stands up to the original.
Jerry Spinelli
I like ‘Guys and Dolls,’ ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ and ‘A Star Is Born.’ When it works, a musical is an amazing thing. But it rarely works.
John Carney
Maybe we adults idealize our own red-rover days, the hot afternoons spent playing games that required no coaches, eating foods that involved no nutrition, getting dirty in whole new ways and rarely glancing in the direction of a screen of any kind.
Nancy Gibbs
A lot of my writer friends live near me, and that makes people think we just hang around with one another in cafes, trading work and discussing ‘Harper’s’ and what not. But I rarely see them. We’re home working.
Colson Whitehead
We rarely have good alternatives to offer to prison – that’s our default.
James Forman, Jr.
I rarely meet other young actors.
Mia Wasikowska
Even Colin Powell who was everywhere before he became secretary of state, just stopped going out. I think part of it was he didn’t want to be viewed suspiciously by the other people in the White House who rarely go anywhere.
Sally Quinn
The Obama administration rarely demonstrated the ability to shift gears and change policy in its first year. Even in the face of historic events such as the continuing demonstrations against Iran’s regime, it stuck devotedly to prior plans.
Elliott Abrams
Women’s handbags are incredibly heavy. You rarely get to pick one up and, when you do, you wonder why anyone carries so much stuff around all day.
A. A. Gill
I’ve worked on enough campaigns to know that the most aggrieved candidate rarely emerges victorious.
James Carville