Straight Quotes by Jonathan Van Ness, Rebecca Solnit, Thom Gunn, Travis Scott, Erma Bombeck, Gerald R. Ford and many others.
I want to show straight men and gay men alike that self-care and grooming isn’t mutually exclusive with, like, femininity or masculinity.
To say that everything without exception is going straight to hell is not an alternative vision but only an inversion of the mainstream’s ‘everything’s fine.’
I deliberately decided to write a kind of guide to leather bars for straight people, for people not into leather, so that people could see what it was all about.
My whole story is straight mythical. It’s tangible, but it’s also what life could be.
I was terrible at straight items. When I wrote obituaries, my mother said the only thing I ever got them to do was die in alphabetical order.
It’s the quality of the ordinary, the straight, the square, that accounts for the great stability and success of our nation. It’s a quality to be proud of. But it’s a quality that many people seem to have neglected.
I think the ’90s is the reason why I recently had to find natural haircare products to allow my hair to grow. That was a time where they were processing your hair, and it was a time when African-American women wanted that straight hair.
I would really like to do a straight action movie that’s hardcore – heavy action, like ‘The Expendables’ or ‘Fast Five.’
Gay guys know how to craft, and they craft really well. Straight guys, forget it.
We don’t really know where human sexual orientations come from yet. What we do know is that the evidence we have that sexual orientation includes an innate component doesn’t seem to point to the existence of simple ‘gay genes’ and ‘straight genes.’
I tend to stay in character between scenes… to be rather serious on set, but here’s why, and I think people will find it surprising. I’m one of the worst ‘corpses’ on a movie set, which means you can’t keep a straight face. You start to get the giggles and you can’t stop.
Here is the real domino theory – gay man to gay man, bisexual man to straight woman, addict mother to newborn baby, they all fall down and someday it will come to you.
Whenever anything went wrong at home, because I was the only boy, I would get blamed for it straight away. Girls stick together.
And that’s actually the brunt of what we do is, people going straight from their workplace, straight from home, straight into the classroom and working directly with the students. So then we’re able to work with thousands and thousands more students.
Glance into the world just as though time were gone: and everything crooked will become straight to you.
As far as the live shows go, we’re not leapfrogging all the smaller venues. We would have bypassed these kind of shows and gone straight to the Arena shows, but we didn’t want to.
I was inadvertently raised in the ‘gay community.’ I had straight parents, but I spent massive amounts of time at a very early age with gay, theater-hopeful thirty-somethings.
No one in their right mind can say to me with a straight face that the Patriot Act has not aggregated the Fourth Amendment.
I consider myself gay because at the end of the night, that’s who I want to cuddle with. But when I go out, I go to straight clubs.
I’m a straight guy and I date women, but I get on really well with gay guys. I’m very comfortable with my sexuality. The weirdest thing for me is when straight guys get really freaked out by gay guys. It’s almost like they’re insecure in their own sexuality. For me, I can be in a room full of gay men and have fun.
If I get a song – a good song – I just sing it the way I hear it in my head. If anybody else wanted to add whistles and bells and chains rattling, that’s fine. Just not too much. I actually just do things as straight ahead as possible.
An object in motion tends to remain in motion along a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force.
Just like my straight friends, I am repeatedly asked when I plan to have kids, and have been told many times, by various branches of my bloodline, that ‘even lesbians can have babies these days.’
My grandfather was a newspaper publisher and his paper had all the comics in NYC, so some of my earliest memories are of reading the family paper and heading straight for the comics insert.
Some asteroids have us in their sights. Be nice to sort of go near them and find out what they’re made of, possibly tag their ears so they’re always broadcasting to us their location. In case one of their trajectories head straight for us, we’ll know well in advance to do something about it.
I go straight from thinking about my narrator to being him.
I think that you have to believe in your destiny; that you will succeed, you will meet a lot of rejection and it is not always a straight path, there will be detours – so enjoy the view.
My approach is always to try to be straight with people, especially about what my party can achieve.
The making of the far-famed New York Central Park was opposed by even good men, with misguided pluck, perseverance, and ingenuity, but straight right won its way, and now that park is appreciated. So we confidently believe it will be with our great national parks and forest reservations.
In the end, all that time I spent in the ‘Star Wars’ universe fostered galaxies of creativity and made me a better person here on Earth, because it taught me that everyone counts. That’s why I can sincerely and with a straight face say: ‘May the Force be with you.’
Here’s the thing about standup directing: not that hard. As I said on Twitter one day, or maybe it was Instagram – sorry, I want to keep my platforms straight – it’s essentially the same five shots over and over again. Seven if you’re ambitious.
I couldn’t care less if someone is gay or straight.
I feel like Hollywood likes to use gay people to tell either really sad gay stories starring straight actors, or everything’s about a struggle. Everything’s about coming out. Nothing was about just living and breathing as a human being who happens to be gay.
It’s time Congress got its priorities straight.
Punk is just like any other sub culture or music. Straight rock music has those elements. I grew up in a place where the punk rock kids fed the homeless in the town square.
Now I’m starting, relatively, to think straight again. I live one day at a time, one hour at a time. What makes it all worthwhile is my children.
Children show me in their playful smiles the divine in everyone. This simple goodness shines straight from their hearts and only asks to be loved.
All my success seems to come straight away, and it’s not until later that I get to appreciate it. Like with ‘Popstars,’ I won the competition, and now I look back and go, ‘God, I was lucky to have number-one singles and albums.’
We’re going to Puerto Rico, where we’re gonna close. And we’re so excited, we can’t see straight.
It worries me that young singers think you can shortcut the training and go straight to fame and fortune, and programmes like Pop Idol have encouraged that.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
A house is very much like a portrait. I cannot disconnect houses from people. The thought of arrangement, the curves and straight lines. It gives an indication of the character at the heart of it.
I never go straight to the point if I can go the most difficult way. Why be simple when you can be complicated?
Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time. I only look in the mirror once a day, and that’s in the morning when I shave.
Sometimes I have so many financial conflicts of interest that I can’t even keep them straight.
For far too long we’ve allowed the other side to paint us as racist, as sexist, inhumane war mongers – well, today as a conservative black Republican and former solider, I’m here to set that record straight.
A good poem looks life straight in the face, unflinching, sincere, equal to revelation through loss or gain.
You just can’t help but sort of think that your life and your career are going to go straight up, up, up.
In life go straight and turn right.
I don’t like people lying to me. I don’t like people who don’t return my calls. I don’t like people who won’t give me a straight answer. I don’t like those kinds of people, and I’ve been vocal about it.
America is a country that prides itself on being able to identify a ‘straight shooter’ or ‘the genuine article’ when it comes to our leaders. As a nation, we can ‘feel it in our gut’ when someone is giving us a bum steer.
I think life is easier if you’re straight.
Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes.
Sure, I could of done it different… put my clown in a closet and dressed up in straight clothing. I could of compromised my essence, and swallowed my soul.
I’ve watched my duty, straight an’ true, an’ tried to do it well; Part of the time kept heaven in view, An’ part steered clear of hell.
I actually find it harder to act in the scenes where there’s not much happening, say having a milkshake in the diner. That is far harder to do than straight scenes where there’s a drama going on and you have something to do.
I have consistently made it very clear that I will vote a straight Democratic ticket, just like I do every election. From the local Constable to the President, I will be voting for every Democrat on the ballot.
You don’t have to be straight to be in the military; you just have to be able to shoot straight.
All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy.
Let’s get one thing straight: there’s no such thing as the Bristol sound.
A lot of straight actors are actively searching for gay roles because it is something different to do.
I thought I was going to be a rapper as a kid and used to hop the train down to Jazzy Jeff’s studio for, like, six months straight waiting outside of the studio for the big break, and one day we got in the studio and played our demo for Will and Jeff and quickly learned that we weren’t that good.
I’m a huge fan of Canadian rock-and-roll. When I was growing up, Rush came out with a record called Hemispheres, and I must have listened to that record for two years straight. Even when I was asleep I had it on. So, yeah, whenever I hear a Rush tune, the first thing I think of is Toronto.
In a compass, we got north, south, east and west, right? But in between that, you got things like north-east – now that, to me, is where real life is. Everybody’s life is not straight: it’s often 30 degrees to your left, or in the hardest part of the reach.
I want to make someone walk straight, but I’ve left my sons nothing but wars.
Nothing scares a straight man more than a woman in her full glory.
I want to be remembered as somebody working hard, walking straight in life, most of the time, and just being a down-to-earth person, being loyal and being indestructible.
It’s called a pen. It’s like a printer, hooked straight to my brain.
If Woody Allen called me, I’d be there straight away. Who wouldn’t? Truly.
I’m a very lazy person by nature. I have to be really engaged, and then I go straight from lazy to obsessive. I couldn’t study chemistry, but I could memorize all the books for Dungeons and Dragons. It was ridiculous. The trick is to find what I like to do.
Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
I skipped ‘College Dropout’ and ‘Late Registration’ and went straight to ‘808s & Heartbreak.’
Queer Eye is a makeover show, meant to help our straight brethren.
The country is not a democratic state. Therefore we fear that they might carry a recorder in their pocket or there may be bugs in the walls, and you cannot be absolutely sure that you get a straight testimony.
Watching John Lasseter’s films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he’s doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him.
He comes to London and gets a job in a nightclub, a gay club, where he’s known as Straight Dave by the bar staff – and no one believes he’s as straight as he claims to be. He meets the daughter of the club manager, and he has an affair with her.
I did plenty of jobs that I hated. I was a bank teller and terrible at it. I parked cars, a valet. I answered phones. I somehow avoided being a waiter. I knew I wouldn’t be able to keep the order straight. I’m not much of a multi-tasker.
I’m not a straight man, but I play one on television.
I would say for the young: Don’t be straight jacketed by ideology. Don’t be driven by a structure of ideas.
Football is what keeps me going, what makes me prosper, and what will keep me straight.
I’m not lesbian; I’m not bisexual; I’m not straight. I’m just curious.
I love that I can talk to my fans through Twitter, to cut out the middle man. Because I’ve done interviews where my words have gotten twisted, so it’s nice to be able to have things coming straight from me.
I need to set the record straight for myself.
I’d rather grind slow because when it land in my lap and when I get it, it’s going to last longer than just shooting straight to the top and then the plane crashing because I done shot up too fast. I’d rather grind, figure the steps out and stay up there.
When they come downstairs from their Ivory Towers, idealists are very apt to walk straight into the gutter.
It’s very hard to play the straight lead girl and still make her sparkly and fun and real.
James Taylor may be an all-American boy but he isn’t Horatio Alger, and the lionizing of many rock stars by the rock press has as much to do with old fashioned rags-to-riches stories as does the straight culture’s deification of its idols.
My only phobia is untidiness. My hair has to be neatly kept; my shoes are always clean. Everything has to be in a straight line, in its place.
If you put a frog in boiling water, it’ll jump straight out. If you put it in cold water and gradually bring it to the boil, it’ll sit right there until it dies. Scotland has been sitting in England’s gradually boiling water for so long that many people are used to it.
Modernism, rebelling against the ornament of the 19th century, limited the vocabulary of the designer. Modernism emphasized straight lines, eliminating the expressive S curve. This made it harder to communicate emotions through design.
Straight couples don’t have to be monogamous to be married or married to be monogamous. Monogamy no more defines marriage than the presence of children does. Monogamy isn’t compulsory and its absence doesn’t invalidate a marriage.
Straight people are everywhere!
I had a very difficult relationship with my mother. She used to wake me up in the middle of the night if I wasn’t sleeping straight and was messing up the sheets. Now when I stay in hotels I sleep so straight they don’t even think I’ve used the bed.
I, I am my own woman. I have not been, quote, ‘bred’ to look the other way. I look at that man back there in the green room straight on, eyes wide open, and I look at him with an open heart.
The message behind every brand that’s plus size is about making a woman feel confident in any shape or size. Now straight size, it’s all about the signature brand and how to look good in that one brand, and not necessarily how to look good for yourself.
I got my first instrument for Christmas when I was three or four years old. My parents got me a mandolin because it was the only instrument that would fit me because I was so small. I went straight from that into the drums when I was six, and then I started playing guitar when I was seven or eight.
Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there’s nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal.
The Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower. They’re monumental. They’re straight out of Page 52 in your school history book.
I went across the fields to avoid the straight highways, along the firing lines where people were shooting at a small wooded hill, which is now covered with wooden crosses and lines of graves instead of spring flowers.
Sports has kept me on the straight and narrow path.
I’ve gotten more and more cut off from the regular comic-book world, from straight comics and stuff like that. Once in a while, I’ll take a look at something.
I wasn’t the guy who got straight As. I got As and Bs and a couple Cs.
As far as critics, I’m not a hip guy. I was never on drugs. Nobody ever felt sorry for me ’cause I went straight or found God. I always had God. I’ve always like, played by the rules.
Let’s be very honest about what this is about. It’s not about bashing Democrats, it’s not about taxes, they have no idea what the Boston tea party was about, they don’t know their history at all. This is about hating a black man in the White House. This is racism straight up.
Folks, I’ve been straight for seventeen days… Not all in a row.
I like to play with my back to the goal, but my colleagues have to tell me when I’m alone or how much room I have so I can choose to pass or to go straight for the goal.
My mum loves cats so I took her to see the lion cubs which at about a year old are actually quite big. She wasn’t scared at all and went straight over and kissed one on the mouth! She thought they were just like her pets at home.
I am not the first straight dancer or the last.
The American public’s a lot more sophisticated than we all give them credit for. And on complicated issues, I’m going to give them straight answers. And if it takes more than three minutes, I’m going to do it.
The fact of the matter is I always have a really high sense of responsibility to the reader, whether it’s a few readers that I get or a lot of readers, which I was lucky enough to get with ‘Olive.’ I feel responsible to them, to deliver something as truthful and straight as I can.
If someone wants to say ‘I love you’ in a straight play, they say it, and then it’s the other person’s turn to talk. But in a song, you can sing about it for another three minutes. The musical form has that unique opportunity to express at length what joy really feels like.
The poetry you read has been written for you, each of you – black, white, Hispanic, man, woman, gay, straight.
However, I don’t feel the world is looking over my shoulder when I am working – I never think about this at all. What I think about is trying to make my work pure, and if it is pure then it can be accessible. It is quite straight forward really.
Coppice management depends upon the chosen tree being cut when the shoots are straight, vigorous and, critically, not shading out new growth.
I like science and I love gym. Oh, and I like art, but I’m really bad at it. I’m just a terrible drawer. I can’t draw a circle. Even with a ruler, I can’t draw a straight line.
A lot of people think the path to success is a straight line, but it’s not. It has got many turns and curves, and you just got to go with the ebbs and flows of it all.
I’m not one of those people who goes home and has to put football on the TV straight away or has to watch Sky Sports News.
When I was a kid, I wanted a Chanel bob and bangs. My mom said no. I went to the salon anyway, and they said, ‘No way – we are not going to do that to your hair.’ So I did it myself. Big mistake. Instead of my bangs going down straight, they were sticking up like a cat. It was horrible.
I find it really easy to write on the bass, because you kind of get straight to the point: you do lyrics and melody without thinking about decorating the song until after you’ve finished it.
When the world throws you too much information, the only way you can stay sane or survive is to look for pattern recognition. Amidst all the blurs, is there a constellation that emerges, is there a straight line that’s emerging?
There was one player who was better than Pele. It was Garrincha. He had one leg crooked, the other one straight, normal. How did he do all those things with such difficulties? He was a paralytic! And the way he played! Much better than us all!
I don’t think I’m generous enough to be the straight guy. I sort of make my own way and make my own statement. Do I mind pushing myself forward? Not at all.
I’m an independent, straight in the middle. I’ve donated to candidates that I thought would be good that are Republican and Democrats alike.
Kristin Bauer is so funny. Half the time I’m working with her I’m just trying to keep a straight face.
For nearly two years, I was flying above the planet with my camera. I knew straight away that this was something important to do, just at this moment, a portrait of the planet for the millennium year. I worked in 80 countries, fighting for money all the time.
Concrete you can mold, you can press it into – after all, you haven’t any straight lines in your body. Why should we have straight lines in our architecture? You’d be surprised when you go into a room that has no straight line – how marvelous it is that you can feel the walls talking back to you, as it were.
It’s kind of like trying to make straight lines from curves, but involving shapes that sort of dictate what the curves are, if you like, and the difference between two separate pieces creates a third transitional piece if you like.
I’ve tried to be a straight scientist doing the science and reporting it as best I can.
When I came from horizontal vertical straight all old stuff then suddenly I go also again in curved lines. And there I submit to changes in the intensity of my hand leading a tool, you see.
The Pawn moves only one square at a time, and that straight forward, except in the act of capturing, when it takes one step diagonally to the right or left file on to the square occupied by the man taken, and continues on that file until it captures another man.
Yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight together to create the kind of country we all know we can become.
The bullied straight kid goes home to a shoulder to cry on and support and can talk freely about his experience at school and why he’s being bullied. I couldn’t go home and open up to my parents.
The argument that gay marriage doesn’t affect straight marriages is a ridiculous red herring: Gay marriage affects society and law in dramatic ways. Religious groups will come under direct assault as federal and state governments move to strip them of their non-profit statuses if they refuse to perform gay marriages.
My father was a man’s man and was always respected for being a straight shooter. My dad always had an amazing sense of calm about him.
When I was in school, I got there on the first day and everyone had long, blonde, straight hair, and I had short, dark, curly hair. I immediately felt I didn’t fit in and started growing my hair. But I’ve learned that I’m only happy when I am truly me and feel comfortable and confident in myself.
Policing was developed, created, and implemented for the elite, and – in the case of the United States – the elites were and almost entirely remain white, upper middle class, cisgender straight men.
It is of course the nature of historical contraction that the shortest distance to a historical destination is never a straight line.
I’m about as straight an arrow as you’ll find out there.
Having followed the wireless industry long enough, I can tell you that building and supporting an application for different platforms is as tough as climbing a straight wall of rock.
After I had this idea to be Bill Nye the Science Guy, I wore straight ties the first couple times, and then I got this thing going and I started wearing bow ties.
I don’t flip. I don’t even dive into a pool – straight cannonball for me. No, thanks.
If you don’t make weight, you’re breaching a contract, straight up.
Why would they have gone to the trouble to hire the best comedy writers in the business to write funny material for us to play straight, if the children in our audience were the only audience.
If you wear your hair straight or natural, it’s all fine with me. It doesn’t mean that you aren’t politically conscious or that you don’t have good thoughts about progress.
I am not the sort of woman who would wear high heels with a bathing suit. Let’s get that straight right now.
I go through about two Fender mediums a night because I don’t pick straight down; it’s sort of sideways, and it shaves them off.
I think there’s nothing better than seeing a three-chord straight up rock ‘n’ roll band in your face with sweaty music and three minute good songs.
I’m a big fan of songs like Joe Cocker’s ‘You Are So Beautiful’ and Eric Clapton’s ‘Wonderful Tonight’ – songs that go straight to the point.
No one can make the album they made 10 years ago with a straight face. There are two reasons: one is you change as a person. To be a true artist, I have to be true to who I am now and write that way. And the second thing is these are different times.
I was working straight for nine months and I’m exhausted. I’m ready to relax for a little while and read. I don’t want to work for work sake; I have to be excited about it.
The way that I look at it is that, when we film for eight months straight for a new ‘Jackass’ movie, I know that I’m going to wind up with at least two broken bones. I don’t know when it’s going to happen, but you can’t contemplate how you’re going to fall and what’s going to happen.
I just think you ought to talk straight with your people.
Bad psychoanalysis would say I enjoyed pleasing people, working really hard and pleasing people, which is probably related to my father in some way. But I really liked working hard. When I worked at Disneyland, I’d do 12 hours straight and go home thrilled.
There are good men out there. There are guys who have their priorities straight, who take care of their kids, who respect their mothers.
I hadn’t realized quite how extraordinary Charles Lindbergh’s achievement was in flying the Atlantic alone. He had never flown over open water before, but he flew straight to Dingle Bay in Ireland and then on to Paris, exactly as planned.
I am not perfect, but my faith keeps me as close to the straight and narrow as possible.
I am good in bed – I don’t snore. I don’t take the duvet. I just lay there and go straight off to sleep. That’s all you want out of a bloke.
I had a very good kiss from Bob Monkhouse once. I thought, ‘If I was straight, I would go for Bob.’
I like how pure the expression is in music. You can go straight to the heart of an audience rather than through their brain.
The reason that we don’t have happy hours up here is because you never know when something might actually go sideways, and so we always have to be prepared in a worst, worst case scenario to jump on our spacecraft and go home. So, we have to keep it pretty straight and narrow while we’re up here.
Skip the religion and politics, head straight to the compassion. Everything else is a distraction.
For the second straight year, craft beer is the fastest growing segment of the U.S. alcoholic beverage industry. In 2005, craft beer experienced a 9 percent increase in volume, nearly triple that of the growth experienced in the wine and spirits industry.
I had a project called ‘Cover Art,’ which was the first project I did under the new name Anderson .Paak. I went through this process where I was recording new music for about six months straight.
All my stepchildren carried the burden of my fame. Sometimes they would read terrible things about me, and I’d worry about whether it would hurt them. I would tell them: ‘Don’t hide these things from me. I’d rather you ask me these things straight out, and I’ll answer all your questions.’
I ran straight through the boundaries a married couple should live by.
I feel an obligation to set the record straight. Actors that say they’re affected by something, that it changes their life, that they take it home with them, they’re just trying to get nominated for an Oscar!
I feel it is my first duty to make an unprecedented compact with my countrymen. Not an inaugural address, not a fireside chat, not a campaign speech – just a little straight talk among friends.
You can graph human evolution, which is mostly a straight line, but we do get better and change over time, and you can graph technological evolution, which is a line that’s going straight up. They are going to intersect each other at some point, and that’s happening now.
To be straight, if I play and don’t bowl 90 miles an hour it’s going to be news. If I don’t bowl 90 miles per hour for long enough it’s going to be news. If I don’t put my left sock on first, it’s going to be news. I understand that is the scrutiny of playing at this level and being in that spotlight.
An awful lot of gay pop stars pretend to be straight. I’m going to start a movement of straight pop stars pretending to be gay.
I hate being wrong, but I love it when I’m set straight.
Acting is fantastic, but to be able to create a whole world on celluloid is amazing. It’s like taking your dreams straight from your head and projecting them onto a screen.
And there goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and showing his class.
It’s the one with that panel of ultra-chichi folks. The one called ‘What’s My Line?’ It sends me straight up the wall. I call it ‘The Snob Family.’
I don’t much care who is gay or straight or married or not. I mostly notice if they are brave enough to confront bigotry.
I like to play people who are underdogs and misfits. People who are not on a straight and narrow path. That’s exciting for me.
Do not be very upright in your dealings for you would see by going to the forest that straight trees are cut down while crooked ones are left standing.
I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted – stay up all night or eat ice-cream straight out of the container.
I was a weird animal in high school, doing no work and getting straight A’s.
People always expect Hulk Hogan to be standing up straight, or to have the bandanna on, or to not have my arms covered up. If I have an extra large shirt on people go ‘oh yeah you look small.’ It kind of ruins the mystique.
Like, in high school, I was a good student and got straight As. It was very strict and you couldn’t do well there unless you studied very hard, but every time there was any trouble, I was the first person they would be talking to.
I want to be able, as days go by, always to look myself straight in the eye.
When I first appeared, people couldn’t figure out whether I was gay, straight, black, white or whatever, and I loved that. I loved the fact it scares people.
I don’t tend to write straight dramas where real life just impinges. But because I don’t, when I do, it is very interesting to slap people in the face with just an absolute of life.
Straight after the Prescott fight, people were saying, ‘He’s finished. He’s not going to come back.’ There were only racial remarks made. But, you know what, it made me stronger. It made me come back even stronger. It made me a better fighter.
You cannot teach a crab to walk straight.
Getting up at 6 A.M. to run is something that keeps you on the straight and narrow.
I am not a painter, nor an artist. Therefore I can see straight, and that may be my undoing.
Let’s get a couple of things straight. It hasn’t been years and years since I made a movie. I’m not coming back from the dead – I’ve just had two kids! I have no intention of retiring, but I do think it’s impossible to do movie after movie, because there aren’t that many good films made.
I was ‘gay-bashed’ when I was in school even though, you know, I’m not… I’m a straight guy that just happens to be what I do. So, it’s easily relatable to me. It was awful. It’s a hard time in a kid’s life.
Having Black hair is unique in that Black women change up styles a lot. You can walk down one street block in New York City and see 10 different hairstyles that Black women are wearing: straight curls, short cuts, braids – we really run the gamut.
Americans know as much about Canada as straight people do about gays. Americans arrive at the border with skis in July, and straight people think that being gay is just a phase. A very long phase.
If you’re at the Oscars, there’s not a man on that red carpet who is not wearing make-up. Most straight actors I know get quite used to it. Even when they go out in real life they grab some sort of bronzer and they throw it on. They dye their eyebrows, they dye their lashes – they know the tricks.
They shaved a little piece of bone off my small toe. You see, you balance yourself a certain way and this toe had grown under the other ones. So he cut it loose, where I could balance myself and it makes me walk straight.
I think a lot of the instincts you have doing comedy are really the same for doing drama, in that it’s essentially about listening. The way I approach comedy, is you have to commit to everything as if it’s a dramatic role, meaning you play it straight.
The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.
My father was a classical singer of baroque music, and my older sister was in musical theatre, and I thought about doing the same thing but then realised straight acting was for me.
We all come to the point where it’s time to get yourself straight, as a businesswoman, a mother, whatever you are in life. It’s tough love but it’s also being real with yourself. It’s important to take those rose-coloured glasses off and see what’s going on.
Every body continues in its state of rest or uniform motion in a straight line, except insofar as it doesn’t.
A modern democracy is a tyranny whose borders are undefined; one discovers how far one can go only by traveling in a straight line until one is stopped.
‘No Hands’ art goes straight back to Warhol. He was the first to use elves.
There are still times in my life where I pull back from being totally honest, and I can’t imagine a single straight person who would understand that.
I did a lot of commercials early on, and I remember the first commercial I ever got was for a product called Funyuns. I had to eat these chips for, like, 12 hours straight.
When I was straight, I had the courage and energy to become an actress. I owe my career to my will to stop using.
Every cent we earn from Crocodile Hunter goes straight back into conservation. Every single cent.
I’d rather have a gay guy who can play than a straight guy who can’t play.
There never was a woman who did not prefer an oblique compliment to a straight truth – if the latter were unflattering.
If a projectile were deprived of the force of gravity, it would not be deflected toward the earth but would go off in a straight line into the heavens and do so with uniform motion, provided that the resistance of the air were removed.
I absolutely believe in assimilation. I don’t believe I’m any different from straight people. My wants and needs are the same as theirs. I don’t look at sexual orientation as that big of a deal. It’s just an orientation.
My dearest friend in the movement is Jack Nichols. If there were no such thing as gay or straight, we would still talk and share experiences till the end of time.
My body fat at 173 is five percent, so the rest is just straight water that I lose.
English people are famous for never speaking out but only saying what they really feel about you behind your back. Americans believe the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. I like exploring those, er, differences in national snippiness.
People create their own questions because they are afraid to look straight. All you have to do is look straight and see the road, and when you see it, don’t sit looking at it – walk.
I want to go back to the format that radio started with rock n’ roll, with country artists and rhythm and blues with that oldies type feeling. I want to put it all together and create a Top 40 of rhythm and blues and country and straight blues with Wolfman at the reins.
I come from straight theater.
There are two types of people, you see. One type keep their heads straight, and look around as they walk. The others look up – at the tops of houses, at the eaves and the lintels and the roofs, which can tell you when they were built – and I’ve always done that.
I have long said there are three distinct groups under the GOP’s tent: theological warriors, who want to impose their social views on the rest of society; Tea Party zealots, who say with a straight face that they want the government to get out of their Medicare; and remnants of the pro-business moderates.
Not taboo – it’s just that straight actors still risk their careers commercially and economically. They have to please the crowd – they’re movie stars; their image is their industry. It goes beyond acting.
I love writing journalism because it’s all over in two hours and comes straight off the top of the head. Writing novels is soooooo much harder. It’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Hope is the most exciting thing in life, and if you honestly believe that love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn’t come straight away, there is still that chance all through your life that it will.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line.
This fear of the Lord is indeed the beginning of wisdom. This consciousness of sin is the straight pathway to heaven.
To keep the record straight, it wasn’t always John and Yoko. We’ve all accused one another of various business things; we tend to be pretty paranoid by now, as you can imagine. There’s a lot of money involved.
I didn’t miss training because it had become so painful for me. I filled the void pretty quickly as I went straight into coaching and it was great; I had to start learning all over again, and then when I went into TV I knew nothing about it so I had to start from the very beginning.
We all have our paths in life we are supposed to follow to find who we are supposed to be, but it’s not always a straight path. There is something inside of us that guides us, and if you are quiet and listen to it, you’ll be all right.
Can you tell a plain man the road to heaven? Certainly, turn at once to the right, then go straight forward.
God is a thought who makes crooked all that is straight.
Maybe I’m stupid or whatever, but to me if I got a concussion, if I could see straight and I could carry a football then I’m not telling anybody.
I thought to be feminine was to give in to straight culture, or the beauty standard, but in my heart I had a flair for fashion and style. They were passions I kept secret because I didn’t understand I could love clothes and hair and makeup and still like girls.
People always think that history proceeds in a straight line. It doesn’t. Social attitudes don’t change in a straight line. There’s always a backlash against progressive ideas.
I think only of objects: of a leg or an arm, of the wonderful sense of foreshortening, breaking through the plane, of the division of space, of the combination of straight lines in relation to curved ones.
I did every odd job you could possibly imagine: Holding a sign in the rain for 14 hours straight, sweeping up cigarette butts, pouring coffee, running around – anything I could to be on a film set. I wanted to be in the business. So I’d say, ‘You need that job done? Fine,’ and I became indispensable to people.
If we can’t face death, we’ll never overcome it. You have to look it straight in the eye. Then you can turn around and walk back out into the light.
We took a straight course up the great snow ridge.
You need people around you that care about you and are thinking about you in your best interest. And keep your mind straight.
The way I approach the character isn’t about being gay or straight. It’s just about who you love. Gender has very little to do with it.
War is death. If we are to engage in war, then we should have to stare it straight in the face and call it by its rightful name.
For a straight man, I seem to have to kiss an awful lot of men!
I love straight guys that seem gay. I’m a little like that.
There is no such thing as a crazy dog person in New York. Are there people who are completely insane about their dogs? Hordes. But cat people may as well have whiskers and tails themselves. That’s because their pets’ lack of social need taps straight into our worst fears as the human inhabitants of New York.
‘Drag Race’ is the escape that everybody needs – gay, straight, or otherwise.
If you’re in a hit movie, it’s good to be in another hit movie straight away.
From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
I enjoy my relationship with straight men. It’s very nurturing. It’s very validating to hang out with straight guys and be accepted. So many of us, we were not accepted when we were younger by straight persons in high school.
I don’t want to be white. I don’t want to be straight. I don’t want to blend in.
I will fall in love with any golf course that you have to drive the ball straight. You understand what I’m saying? That’s my advantage. My advantage wasn’t putting. In fact, I wasn’t even a great putter or a good putter.
The city is as large as Seville or Cordova; its streets, I speak of the principal ones, are very wide and straight; some of these, and all the inferior ones, are half land and half water, and are navigated by canoes.
When people talk about televisual phenomena such as ‘Big Brother,’ I haven’t a clue what they’re talking about. Having said that, if I’m staying in a hotel and there’s a television in there, I’ll go straight to it and watch it as if it’s some incredible new invention.
I have been told that… time doesn’t flow in a straight line in my films. It goes round in a circle. Sometimes people comment that the films remind them of Ozu. Maybe that’s right. But in Japan, nobody comments on how time passes in my films. So perhaps that is a different way of thinking.
I was always a good student. I wasn’t the A-plus student, but I studied really hard, and I probably had a 3.2. I always wished that I had the capacity to get straight A’s, but I didn’t. I didn’t beat myself up about it, but I really studied hard for my grades.
To set the record straight for the God knows millionth time, we certainly didn’t sign to Atlantic just for the money.
Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.
My parents came from a poor background and worked their way up because of education. They saw it as a way to succeed. So they cared about me getting straight A grades when I was growing up.
I don’t care if you’re Christian, you’re Muslim, you’re gay, you’re straight – I am here to fight for your equality. Because I believe that we are all born equal, but we are not treated equally, and that is why we must fight.
Ultimately, love conquers all, and gay or straight, don’t we all want to believe that? I would that if this was to happen to me, and one of my kids had come and told me he or she was gay, I would say: If that’s the only way you can live, then I love you.
But I can’t wait to watch the Tonys this Sunday. I’m really glad Broadway is doing so well this year, especially with its straight plays. It’s been a wonderful year.
Well, to tell you the straight honest truth, it was like a Grateful Dead cover band. I didn’t feel – and nothing against the guys – I didn’t feel that they were opening up like they should. I’ll tell you what, with guitar players, Steven has what I like in guitar players.
The way I write my songs is that I have to believe what I’m writing about, and that’s why they always end up being so personal – because the kind of artists I like, they convince me, they totally win me over straight away in that thing. Like, ‘Oh my God, this song is totally about me.’
My dream career would be to be in things that have real heart and are telling real stories but while doing that, you’re getting really big laughs. I don’t necessarily love the straight crazy comedies. ‘Caddyshack’ is amazing, but there’s not a lot of new ‘Caddyshack’s.
Yeah, and I went straight into a fantasy world. Just stepped straight into the abyss. You know, I was gone and kids used to walk past my front room, cause I lived on the green.
If you build a Model T and you can see the Camry, you don’t spend time tinkering with the T; you go straight to the next thing. Once you build the Camry, you can see the Ferrari, so you go straight to that.
The press seemed to take some delight that I previously had a ‘straight audience,’ and set about trying to destroy that. And I think some men were frustrated that their girlfriends wouldn’t let go of the idea that George Michael just hadn’t found the ‘right girl.’
For all the boredom the straight life brings, it’s not too bad.
Since my romance novels had all been thrillers as well, it wasn’t such a leap for me to move into the straight thriller genre. The most difficult part, I think, was being accepted as a thriller writer. Once you’ve written romance, unfortunately, critics will never stop calling you a ‘former romance author.’
I went to boarding school Southern, religious, and straight, and I left boarding school not being at all religious and not being straight.
Even if a minefield or the abyss should lie before me, I will march straight ahead without looking back.
I was fortunate as a young actor, to go straight to the RSC, where I learned that being an actor can bring with it wonderful responsibilities.
Those guys were made for me and Muhammad because they come straight in and don’t back up but you had to watch out for his punching power but if we could have neutralized that then we would have been fine.
I need healthy options around, or else if I get hungry, I’ll go straight for a cookie.
I’ve given up on trying to explain myself, or trying to set the record straight, or trying to get people to understand what I’m really like as a man, outside of my acting, outside of my job.
Hence no force, however great, can stretch a cord, however fine, into a horizontal line which is accurately straight: there will always be a bending downwards.
She can’t even chew gum and walk in a straight line, let alone write a book.
Success isn’t everything but it makes a man stand straight.
I feel sorry for straight people.
I have the most eclectic audience – I’ve got gay, I’ve got straight, black, white, rich, poor, young, old, in 45 countries. And they don’t all come because I’m the Sinatra kid, though that’s a big part of it. My biggest successes have come from pop songs that I write myself.
I have a special place in my heart for the Straight Edge Society. Never reached its full potential.
Being a straight white guy in his, like, early twenties – there’s some sort of thing about it. A sort of privilege, a sort of anger or something. You just say some really stupid things.
He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral.
I hate straight singing. I have to change a tune to my own way of doing it. That’s all I know.
Writing is like bricklaying; you put down one word after another. Sometimes the wall goes up straight and true and sometimes it doesn’t and you have to push it down and start again, but you don’t stop; it’s your trade.
When I talk about my artist parents, people imagine a bohemian environment and think, ‘Aha, so that’s where he gets it from!’ But we were as white, straight, and middle-class as the next family on our white, straight, middle-class housing estate.
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
When I go back to Egypt, I call my friend from the airport to buy kushari for us to eat in the car. I pull my hoodie over my head, jump into the car, and then I’m eating it straight away.
As pessimistic as I am about the nature of human beings and our capacity for atrocity and malevolence and betrayal and laziness and inertia, and all those things, I think we can transcend all that and set things straight.
I’ve just had eighteen straight whiskies. I think that’s the record.
Straight men just can’t imagine the bliss of being in a relationship with someone who finds farting as funny as they do.
I’m really normal. I play football, go to the beach, drive. We have dogs. I can imagine people calling me a character, but I’m Joe Straight.
I always thought, if you’re gonna do TV, you want to play a straight, solid, pillar-of-the-show kind of guy.
When you’re young and queer and closeted, you can end up in this place where you regard your straight peers as the enemy.
Let me tell you something about myself. I am a straight shooter.
The straight line belongs to men, the curved one to God.
You have to understand that once an indictment has been signed, all countries that are signature to the U.N. charter will hand a person straight over. You don’t have to go through the normal extradition process.
If we could do high-speed rail in California just half a notch above what they’ve done on the Shanghai line in China, and if we had a straight path from L.A. to San Francisco, as well as the milk run, at least that would be progress.
There’s people who live life authentically and there’s people who live a life of fabrication. And it begins with the question of how you’re gonna do your time. And these are observations I made about Folsom when I was there with Dustin Hoffman when he was directing ‘Straight Time.’
And learn to tie a bow – it’s not difficult and there’s no excuse for either a clip-on or the hideous Hollywood straight tie.
I’m kind of unlucky in love and I have, for some reason, always fallen for the straight guy.
We are constantly protecting the male ego, and it’s a disservice to men. If a man has any sensitivity or intelligence, he wants to get the straight scoop from his girlfriend.
I never fit in with straight country. I never really fit in with rock n’ roll. I’ve always been somewhere in between all this stuff.
When you walk into my classroom, I’m going to give it to you straight, just like in the real world, because that’s the only way to prepare you for the real world.
I’ll have long, straight hair, like down to my back, when I go to Heaven. And I’m not even going to work out, but I’ll be in shape. It’s a whole new program up there.
I love Buffalo. The people here are wonderful, genuine; they look you straight in the eye.
A big problem for me was opening for Limp Bizkit and Linkin Park, two bands that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for me, straight up!
Postwar America was a very buttoned-up nation. Radio shows were run by censors, Presidents wore hats, ladies wore girdles. We came straight out of the blue – nobody was expecting anything like Martin and Lewis. A sexy guy and a monkey is how some people saw us.
I was the good girl who never needed disciplining, who made straight A’s. I applied and was accepted to Stanford University.
The ‘American Idol’ and ‘X Factor’ shows, they’re great shows. But I think I need to make a show like that, directed straight to the hood, to the artists that don’t get the attention, that don’t have the money to make themselves representable.
I guess if I had to classify myself, I’d say I’m straight.
Music bypasses the brain and goes straight to the heart. I wish my life had more of it.
You would never argue about a straight girl playing a lesbian. Everybody still watched ‘The L Word.’ I feel like we have such great role models, like Jane Lynch and Jodie Foster and all these people that you don’t even think about.
This is a tough game. You can’t be intimidated. You can’t be frightened. And as far as I’m concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell.
People are yearning for a politics that tells it straight: that being in government is difficult, that there are tough decisions that we have to make sometimes.
But they who give straight judgements to strangers and to those of the land and do not transgress what is just, for them the city flourishes and its people prosper.
Getting straight A’s for having lots of tests is not the same as getting A’s on the tests. Weighing a malnourished dog every day doesn’t make him any better.
You have to do a show, an interview, you’ve got to go straight back on the road to another location, make a track and edit things like footage etc. It’s non stop. I really respect the hustle and work rate of Chipmunk, as well as N-Dubz and Tinchy Stryder.
Women have to harness their power – its absolutely true. It’s just learning not to take the first no. And if you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.
Lawyers enjoy a little mystery, you know. Why, if everybody came forward and told the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth straight out, we should all retire to the workhouse.
I certainly believe that all of my friends should have the right, as Marc and I did, to marry their best friend. I certainly expect my straight friends to help us achieve that for all New Yorkers, for all Americans, and for the children that, at least, Marc and I hope to have someday.
I like to weed out the people who aren’t going to enjoy me straight off the bat. If you look at all my specials, I do start more extreme and then, as I get into it, sort of at the three-quarter mark, I normally have a bit of pathos. Is pathos the right word?
I’ve noticed it a lot. I’m not someone who revises. It’s always the first movement, it’s that. It’s an instinct. Either it works straight away, or it won’t ever work.
A person should not be too honest. Straight trees are cut first and honest people are screwed first.
We’ve created an unnatural form of running. It’s not just the shoes, but we run on artificial surfaces – straight ahead, hard and steady – instead of speeding up and slowing down, reacting to the terrain with changes of pace and rhythm.
And so I was very grateful that I didn’t do the British stiff upper lip, but I went straight to a therapist. And she was wonderful and helpful, and I went for about two years.
Be able to back up a car for a considerable distance in a straight line and back out of a driveway.
All you have in comedy, in general, is just going with your instincts. You can only hope that other people think that what you think is funny is funny. I don’t have an answer but I just try to plough straight ahead.
I have some good friends of my own who happen to be gay, and when it comes to gay, straight, or whatever, I’m for anything life-affirmative. I’m for gay power, straight power, male power, female power; everybody should feel empowered without oppressing anyone who’s different.
I’m not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren’t straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer, but somehow it all works.
Straight sized boards are models size 0-6. Plus size boards are models starting at a 10. If a size 8 girl was 5′ 11 and curvy, she’d be on the plus sized board, because there’s nothing in between.
There is a large group that’s not represented on television – the group that falls somewhere in the middle of straight and gay. That group is looked down on, because people say, ‘You can’t be in-between. You have to pick one or the other.’
When we have any function, whether it’s language or vision or cognitive functions like memory, we aren’t dealing with a straight line to the brain that says ‘This is what I do.’ The brain builds a network of connections, a network of neurons that have a particular role in that function.
I did not think much what I was writing them for, except that I knew I wanted my next novel to be in some less conventional form than straight narrative.
The fact that women are very young in obtaining their civil rights and African-Americans are young in obtaining their civil rights, I think it’s about time that we extend that to all Americans, whether straight, gay, purple, green, black, brown.
If you’re playing a cop in a modern film, you don’t have to walk with your spine straight up and bow before a fight. There’s a lot of free form of expressing yourself as an actor.
I don’t go out that much anymore, unfortunately. I used to enjoy it, but I’m just so busy. Like last night, everybody else went out, and I just went straight home and went to bed.
Poetry gives us courage and sets us straight with the world. Poems are great companions and friends.
I listened a little to punk when I was younger, but it was straight edge punk. It was nothing like what is going on now, like poppy punk.
I wanted to shoot straight, mainstream, somehow off-beat. Not only realistic West, which is quite unfamiliar to the world’s population – even to a lot of Americans.
Let’s make a law that gay people can have birthdays, but straight people get more cake – you know, to send the right message to kids.
I like writing strong women, because as a straight male, there’s nothing more attractive to me than a strong girl.
It’s not common for a woman on television, especially if she’s the mom of the family, to be funny. She’s usually a straight man or foil.
Before ‘Local Hero,’ I’d been knocking about Glasgow in rock bands, drinking too much and generally being 21. My opinion of actors was that they were straight and boring, so you see, I was completely unprepared for being one.
I am a nice human, but I’ve also got Italian in my family. My mom’s side is Italian and my mom is a very scary human being. I get a lot of that intensity and snap straight into it from her. She’s legit terrifying. Lovely girl. Lovely mother but when she gets angry, she’s absolutely terrifying. She’s a damn monster.
All I want to do is be a gay icon. I was reading Lady Gaga’s twitter, because she has like 12 million followers, or something like that. I feel like she has fans, gay, straight, bi, who would throw themselves off a building for her.
Setting goals can blind you to opportunities. You might be trying to get to point C. When opportunity B comes, you don’t even look at it because you’re going straight to C.
After ‘Heart Skips A Beat’ hit No.1, I barely had a chance to celebrate ‘cos it was straight over to the judges’ houses for the ‘Xtra Factor,’ filming in Greece, L.A. and Spain.
Unlike the traditional athlete, I’ve got to do more than just engage in my sport to put food on the table. When I’m done running, it’s straight to the office.
Some of those stories in local newspapers are just as dull and boring as the stories that I get from on-line services, which are basically sort of straight news.
The gay community just recognizes what their closets are and we straight have to spend years trying to figure out which closet we are trapped in.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
When I take good care of myself, it lifts my spirits, boosts my confidence, and makes me feel strong. When someone tries to throw me shade, it bounces right off. I look those haters straight in the eye, keep my chin up and shoulders back. Because I know I’m a fierce queen – and they know it, too.
I don’t know many people, if any, who have had some straight line toward success. I mean, they start here, they work hard, they’ve got what it takes, and they just go straight to the top over some number of years. Most people get a little failure.
I am an honest, straight guy.
I wish I could wear clothes straight off the runway.
In my opinion it’s not about gay or straight or bi, we’re attracted to spirits, whatever body they’re in. There are other reasons too, but that’s how I see it.
Our characters were antiseptic but we weren’t. And if you remember what we did on BATMAN, as the scripts were written very funny, we played them very straight.
Hideki Irabu had a very good curveball. Just a straight up and down, swing-and-miss curveball.
I did parallel entrepreneurship, which was very hard to do. It was hard to keep your head straight and know which ideas were with which company.
It was my first straight dramatic role, and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played.
You play against an opponent so much the numbers got to match at some point! I played against the Raiders six years straight pretty much. I played against them more than any team I’ve ever played.
I have a dream that one day every valley shall be exalted, every hill and mountain shall be made low, the rough places will be made straight and the glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together.
The world is getting better, but not in a straight line.
When I grew up, you needed to have straight hair. It’s symbolic of needing to be like everyone else, needing to look like everyone else. And what that meant was looking like the dominant ruling class in America.
If you see a blatant error or misconception about yourself, you really want to set it straight.
It’s absolutely essential that we have the same safeguards that straight couples do. But I want more than a 50 percent chance of success. I don’t want to emulate that.
I would love to do some straight drama. A lot of times it’s not up to the actor, it’s up to the producer. It’s up to the powers that be.
Proclaiming a sexual preference is something that straight men never really have to bother with.
In my planet, fashion, I’m the only straight man.
I had been around Bruce Willis for two straight movies, so I saw the way the paparazzi follows him and the way the public is with him. He’s a mega-star over in Europe.
There are no straight lines or sharp corners in nature. Therefore, buildings must have no straight lines or sharp corners.
SO when I got word from three different sets of people who all said Manson had cancer, I knew I couldn’t get straight info from his staff and had no choice but to go over the fence for it.
The rule with my mom was that the only way that I could be an actress when I was young was that I continued to go to public school and get straight A’s in all my classes.
On a daily basis, I have to fight the internal battle to keep my priorities straight.
You have to live what you write, or you have to know it. There are exceptions, like story songs, where you just have to have your facts straight. But I think you don’t have to live a hard life to be a good or interesting songwriter.
I’m not a person who likes authority. I just love the fact that it’s up to me, and I go straight to the audience.
The Sixties – I had to have my foot in everything then. I’m doing the same thing now but through an intermediary. You know. The food company. Maybe that’s the way to go about it. You go right straight into the inferno, and when you get older, you pull back.
Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.
One of the things I learned in animation is that you never, ever want to start doing a voice that you can’t sustain for four straight hours.
I wish I could tell you me and my rock band were traveling around, strung out. No, we were a family band. Straight Partridge Family.
When I take a knee, I am facing the flag with my full body, staring straight into the heart of our country’s ultimate symbol of freedom – because I believe it is my responsibility, just as it is yours, to ensure that freedom is afforded to everyone in this country.
When I first played ‘1234’ it was on stage in San Francisco at some kind of, like, sticky-floored club. And it felt like a punk song. I mean it’s ridiculous to say that now, but it had that kind of, like, piercing straight melody. And then this fist-pumping ending, you know that pa-dap-pada.
I’m really tall, and I used slouch and think it was really uncool to stand up straight – now I wish I hadn’t been quite so dumb!
My husband and I like to reminisce about how, when we were 9, we read straight through L. Frank Baum’s ‘Oz’ series, books filled with wizards and witches. And you know what those subversive tales taught us? That we loved to read!
My brother Bob doesn’t want to be in government – he promised Dad he’d go straight.
There’s Eddie’s conviction and his lyrics and his ideals, and he can just rock straight out. His vocals are incredible. And we all are really competent musicians.
Me and my family are straight. I am blessed. I am alive, man, and I am healthy, and that is the only thing that matters. Me and my family, everybody else, it really doesn’t matter because why do you care about somebody talking negative about you if they don’t know you?
The struggle isn’t just about being straight or gay or transgender – it’s a human struggle. That’s always really been my kind of starting point: If you’re out there and you’re odd, come over to my house.
Just like food, you could think peanut butter is your favorite food for 5,000 years and then be like, ‘I actually like burgers better’, you know? I was just trying to say that kids and people in general don’t have to label themselves and say, ‘I’m straight’ or ‘I’m gay’ or ‘I’m whatever.’
Once-dominant games like straight pool and three-cushion billiards have lost ground to eight-ball – the game of choice for millions of tavern league players – and nine-ball, the preeminent tournament game.
I keep one simple rule that I only move in one direction – I write the book straight through from beginning to end. By following time’s arrow, I keep myself sane.
As soon as I finished ‘Doctor Foster,’ I obviously wanted to run straight home to give my husband a big cuddle.
Nature does not proceed in a straight line, it is rather a sprawling development.
Tequila. Straight. There’s a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won’t go down. Then you know you’ve reached your limit.
Right angles don’t attract me. Nor straight, hard and inflexible lines created by man.
You don’t need to be straight to fight and die for your country. You just need to shoot straight.
I’ve never been able to get it straight about what these people who are worried about the trade deficit are worried about.
I think Shep Smith is probably the premier anchor/journalist of my generation. He’s terrific, and he does the news straight and let the chips fall where they may.
No one knew I was gay growing up but I was bullied. I was a cheerleader, fairly popular and considered straight.
I just think that gay men have much better taste than any straight man I have met. I have never gotten any grief about having a good time, being unapologetic, and irreverent from a gay man.
I was a pretty straight kid when I was 15 – there was no drunk or drugs.
The pen is very quick for getting stuff from your brain to the page. I can do hieroglyphics in the margin. There are days when I really enjoy the flow of ink. I mean, nice pen, ink straight on to the page.
I don’t know much about my family history except that my father had straight black hair and his ancestors probably came from India.
The people want to know is Walter straight, homosexual, metrosexual, bisexual – I don’t care. Here I am, I am who I am, that’s it.
All my songs were solo voices. Just me singing. In fact, that was the gimmick – no gimmick. Just singing straight with not too much background.
Above these universal themes ‘Truth Will Set U Free’ is also a song composed for those who were born gay. I am a straight man so I do not profess to understand or know what a LGBT person experiences but I do recognize injustice when I see it.
If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life.
If the Administration does nothing, high gasoline prices will continue to increasingly burden our economy, taking millions of dollars out of the hands of families and putting it straight into the pockets of OPEC.
George Carlin is kind of my template now because George Carlin before was straight laced regular comic and he had short hair, a tie, suit, nightclub guy. Then he said screw it, let his hair grow, just started telling what he thought was the truth. So that’s what I’m trying to do.
In some states, you can vote a straight party ticket, but you can’t vote for individual candidates.
Just want to set the record straight. I’m single and I’m not going to get married!
I think most people live in a space where they are looking for meaning in life and good in the world and that is not necessarily reflected in straight news coverage right now.
You feel me’ – that’s straight from me. You can put a stamp on that.
I don’t care if you’re gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It’s all an illusion.
What I learned from people like Carlos Santana is that you cannot get too happy after working for five years in the industry. It takes years and years, and I learned to keep a straight head and keep on working harder and harder.
Certain characters, mostly heroes, have to be the straight silent type; that is part of the make-up.
I suppose my Iranian identity is one of the driving forces for being a writer: I want to set the record straight about who I really am.
It’s no good being great in something that goes straight to video.
I destroyed a lot of guitars trying to get them to do what I wanted, but I learned something from every guitar I tore apart, and discovered even more things. Things like if the string is not straight from the bridge saddle to the nut, you’re going to have friction.
We can have tax cuts, but when we have tax cuts and do not have a surplus, the amount of the tax cut goes straight to the bottom line, adds to the deficit, and the deficit adds to the national debt, and sooner or later, the debt has to be paid.
My mom, her money going was straight to the bills.
The first white men of your people who came to our country were named Lewis and Clark. They brought many things that our people had never seen. They talked straight. These men were very kind.
A question I get asked a lot is ‘What is it like to play the straight guy all the time?’ And I’m totally okay with it.
The ability to think straight, some knowledge of the past, some vision of the future, some skill to do useful service, some urge to fit that service into the well-being of the community – these are the most vital things education must try to produce.
Recently released government economic statistics covering 2010, the first year of real recovery from the financial collapse of 2008, found that fully 93 percent of additional income gains coming out of the recession went straight into the wallets and purses of the top 1 percent.
I was doing a late-night round as a milkman in 1978 when I heard a radio DJ announce that he was leaving. I marched straight to the radio station and told them I could do better. For some reason, they gave me a go.
I guess what’s most surprised me in most of the reviews is that they don’t seem to get the noir story in the dream sequence, so they analyze it like a straight noir movie.
Gay comes in all shapes, sizes, strengths, and personalities. Just like straight does. It shouldn’t be news that- guess what – some gay people don’t fit your stereotype.
Never underestimate the effectiveness of a straight cash bribe.
We need someone who will stand up and speak up and speak out for the people who need help, for people who are being discriminated against. And it doesn’t matter whether they are black or white, Latino, Asian or Native American, whether they are straight or gay, Muslim, Christian, or Jews.
For me, comedy is a day-to-day report on the human condition. It’s what’s happening right now. I get maybe 20 minutes of my act straight from the newspaper.
I can’t discriminate? Oh, that’s ripe, coming from a straight white man. What’s the matter, baby doesn’t feel like he belongs? Well why don’t you try a place that was set up just for you? Like the world!
A perfectly straight shot with a big club is a fluke.
I really want women to throw their shoulders back and stand up straight and use their big girl voices and not feel like they’re compromising their femininity to be strong and smart.
I’ve never been the straight rapper that is going to stand in a cipher and battle all day. I started off battle rapping, but to me, making songs became more important than freestyles… I’ve met many rappers who can freestyle but can’t make a record.
I am not a politician. I’m an American businessman and entrepreneur that have built two businesses, and I try to play it straight with people.
Let’s get one thing straight: I am not an adrenaline junkie. Just because you cover conflict doesn’t mean you thrive on adrenaline. It means you have a purpose, and you feel it is very important for people back home to see what is happening on the front line, especially if we are sending American soldiers there.
My belief in a day of reckoning keeps me on the straight and narrow.
If someone is a straight jazzhead, or a straight metalhead, or straight classical, they have a very narrow range of what they allow into their lives. But the people who listen to what we put out into the world have to be open-minded. Because we’re so pluralist.
I wanted to set the story straight and really let people know what it’s like and what me and my Marines went through.
Thierry Mugler is about the power of glamour and walking straight into the future. He’s been a god for successive generations in the fashion industry. He fused pop and high fashion, told a story in style and combined fantasy with reality.
My dad is a really honest, hardworking, straight guy.
I know I’m fat and I know my hair is straight, but I can sing.
Sometimes I might be sleepy, and sometimes I’ve literally been sleeping backstage, woken up, gone straight on stage or gone crazy. It’s not like I psyche myself; I don’t do any of that.
I was a closet straight. I think I wanted to be gay because I thought it was arty and interesting. And also, I was phenomenally shy with girls.
I hardly knew anything when I first arrived. I had to learn how to act as I went along. After about a year I got a grip on what acting was all about and it started coming straight from my heart; I wasn’t just saying the words any longer.
I think I got turned onto The Beach Boys for the first time with the ‘Endless Summer’ album in 1974. The power of that music still, to this day, bypasses the brain and goes straight to the heart. You don’t have to think about it; it’s something that you feel.
The most deceptive course in football is straight at the goalposts.
Although in Abbott and Costello, and straight man was first. That’s a very interesting concept.
Because I was a television writer for many years, I write very conversationally. I put things straight, and with a lot of humor.
When you’re wide, you’re taught to try and get in at the far post so the ball doesn’t go straight across, but from that central position, you can use your instinct where to go.
If we pulled out of Iraq tomorrow, Islamic jihadism is on the rise. And they continue, as we see in Lebanon, to seek to destroy the State of Israel and seek to drive America back and bring us to our knees. We must stand tall and straight.
Gays don’t have a lot of testosterone. I’m talking about that they use both sides of their brain. Straight men only use one side. Gay men are very bright, very handsome… they put themselves better together. They dress good, they decorate, they clean, they cook.
I’d always intended to make ‘Far North’ straight after ‘The Warrior.’ We had the rights to the short story, the script was in development, and I knew where I wanted to shoot it. It just took a long time getting the script together and raising the finance.
I was quiet, a loner. I was one of those children where, if you put me in a room and gave me some crayons and a pencils, you wouldn’t hear from me for nine straight hours. And I was always drawing racing cars and rockets and spaceships and planes, things that were very fast that would take me away.
What ‘March’ is saying is that it doesn’t matter whether we are black or white, Latino or Asian. It doesn’t matter whether we are straight or gay.
Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.
Being able to live my life transparently does empower me to feel like I can be myself more. It’s easier for me to flirt with girls now that girls know that I’m gay. It almost makes it a sexier encounter than if I was trying to pretend that I was straight.
I don’t care what a man is as long as he treats me right. He can be a gambler, a hustler, someone everybody else thinks is obnoxious, I don’t care so long as he’s straight with me and our dealings are fair.
All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, the Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of Hell. And it’s lies to try to keep me and all the folks who were taught that from understanding that they need a savior.
I’m straight and I have a lot of gay friends.
Where I’ve arrived now is the product of mixing the very straight with the very exploratory; there’s a fine line between the two, although it tends to be getting straighter and straighter because my songwriting is getting better.
But – but the greatest way to witness is by walking that straight and narrow and also realizing that you’re going to mess up. That’s what grace is for. We’re going to fall, but we’ve got to get back up. And you’ve got to improve. And that’s what I’m all about.
I try to keep my head on straight and take nothing for granted.
I’ve seen straight, partnered women explain their decision to stay at home by noting that childcare would have taken too much out of their paycheck – as if this cost was just theirs to bear!
I’m recognizable in certain circles, like girls know me, couples know me. But not all straight men know me.
I always encourage people to pay themselves first, so I really advocate setting up direct deposit for your paycheck and establishing an automatic transfer so that part of each paycheck goes straight into your savings account.
But the development of human society does not go straight forward; and the epic process will therefore be a recurring process, the series a recurring series – though not in exact repetition.
I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I am not. Straight up like that.
I use Pureology Shampoo and Conditioner, and after shampooing, I’ll put the conditioner on, go watch a movie, and wash it out later. When you have black girl hair, once we wash, we’ve gotta do the whole press and get in the edges and everything. That’s a lot of heat to go back to straight on a daily basis.
I’m not a full-fledged producer, but I can be one if I want to really spend my time on straight being a producer.
Listen, man: I am not the industrial godfather, king, whatever. I don’t relish that title. I don’t like it. I think it’s limiting. I do country, I do blues. I don’t just go straight.
I was always shouted at by my teacher because I would draw straight on the table in the school.
Actually, I do have a knack of pulling things off with a straight face, guess it runs in my family.
The Beliebers have done some pretty crazy stuff. Last week, the night before I was due to do a show in Germany, four girls went into a dumpster so they could sneak into the building. They climbed in and hid. When the guys working on the truck started getting the garbage they found them straight away. It was crazy.
A gay man can be friends with a straight man. That can happen.
We all have to deconstruct the looks in ourselves. It’s easier if you see different cultures and different imagery than just the pure straight male gaze and that you’re aware that images are political. Not everybody is.
When I’m playing comedy, I never do ‘jokes.’ Sometimes I’ll deliver a line in a way I think is more likely to get a laugh, but all the best comedy is played straight. What’s funny is the way it hits the world around it or the way it hits the other characters.
I would call it a comedy variety show. We have some people just doing straight standup. We usually try to have one musical act of sort. So its just people being funny in different ways, not just sketch, not just standup, not just characters, all of those things.
In the past, I’ve done some covering. My first show in New York, I covered three guys in ‘Jersey Boys.’ I think it was always something that was helpful for keeping my head on straight.
I just want to be with great teachers. If that means I’m in a horror film with good teachers, I’ll do another horror film. But I would love to branch out and do more comedy or just more straight dramas.
I played a lot of real normal, straight sessions.
I have got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I have to have everything in a straight line, or everything has to be in pairs.
I’ve learnt that over the years, sometimes I was caring so much about how other people felt, I wasn’t standing up for myself and I wasn’t caring about how I felt even when people were straight up bullying me online.
You’re dressed in a tuxedo, you wear a bow tie. A bow tie with a tuxedo is more formal than a straight tie with a tuxedo.
Only bad golfers are lucky. They’re the ones bouncing balls off trees, curbs, turtles and cars. Good golfers have bad luck. When you hit the ball straight, a funny bounce is bound to be unlucky.
I was a Yankee fan until 1981. That was the year the Yankees were two up on the Dodgers and lost four straight. And George Steinbrenner apologized to the city.
I was trained as a straight dramatist.
My hair used to be real long, and my parents were encouraged when I cut it. They thought I was going ‘straight,’ but I was just getting weirder – at least in their eyes. I was getting into the punk thing.
I’m not much given to straight, irony-free hero-worship.
I don’t know how anyone can keep a straight face and say they are for deficit reduction while they insist on a permanent tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, completely unpaid for.
I played in Joe Louis in a playoff game. I played there when the roof caved in for half a season. The facility is great for basketball because it goes straight up, so you feel like the fans are on top of you.
The other inmates stand in a long straight line, flanked by guards, and I am dragged past them. I do not respect them, because they will not run – will not try to escape.
No British TV company could ever make a series like ‘The West Wing’ about British politics. It would beggar credibility. No one could write it with a straight face, or perform it without giggling.
Iconic artists are never straight ahead. Michael Jackson loved Elvis and Burt Bacharach, and uniquely blended both of them into what he did.
Weezer’s ‘El Scorcho.’ I’m in a ’90s cover band called ‘Straight 2 Video’ with members of the crew from ‘The Vampire Diaries,’ and we played this song at our wrap party. I grin from ear to ear every time I scream this song in my car.
Here’s one of my bad habits: when I go to someone’s house, I head straight to their bookshelf.
I tried college for three months but I was desperately unhappy. I just wanted to perform. I was getting straight As but I had no friends and cried every day.
What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won.
To have a huge, friendly whale willingly approach your boat and look you straight in the eye is without doubt one of the most extraordinary experiences on the planet.
Barack Obama doesn’t believe in free enterprise. He’s never going to admit it. For instance, he’s never going to come straight out and say, ‘If you own a business you didn’t build it.’ Alright, maybe he will.
I always had ambition. I always knew I was going to go to college. I could party and do that stuff, but I always got straight A’s and a 4.0 and all that.
No one goes straight to happiness after a breakup.
You can fool people. You can fool anybody anytime of the day, but you can’t fool yourself. At night, when you go home, you’ve got to be straight up with you.
Anybody can be unhappy. We can all be hurt. You don’t have to be poor to need something or somebody. Rednecks, hippies, misfits – we’re all the same. Gay or straight? So what? It doesn’t matter to me. We have to be concerned about other people, regardless.
I’m happy to say I’m a feminist. Being a feminist is just believing in equal rights. Man, woman, gay, straight, black, white – we’re all in it together.
Man, if you’re gay we can be friends. If you’re straight, we can be friends. I’m not gay, I don’t plan on being gay, I don’t condone it and I’m not sayin’ I’m against it.
Instead of plotting the demise of the traditional family, as some politicians and religious leaders would have you believe, gay people mow their lawns and watch ‘American Idol’ and video their children’s concerts and have the same hopes and dreams that their straight counterparts do.
All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.
After you ride a roller coaster that’s been going up for a year and a half, and you reach the pinnacle and then dive straight down with no gradual decline, it’s a little disorienting. I didn’t know how to take losing.
All architecture, classical or not, must have some sense of order, and order is much harder to achieve without the straight lines and right angles that have dominated the building art from time immemorial.
The experience of learning how to get straight to the core of a problem proved to be of immense value later when I had a long succession of responsibilities in large, complex government departments.
I use a shredder for bank statements and phone bills. Most people use ribbon shredders that cut things straight: we can put those back together in an hour. Look for a security microcut shredder, which cuts papers into confetti.
Republicans prefer straight talk to politically correct talk!
Testify’ went from a clean Motown song to straight psychedelic. Loud and feedback and people was loving it, because Motown was ending now.
I hated high school and got to college and realized they didn’t care if I showed up because I’d already paid. So I decided, ‘I’m going to turn this around.’ And I did: I got straight A’s and was named ‘outstanding senior.’
Film should be looked at straight on; it is not the art of scholars but of illiterates.
One of the most memorable and frightening things when I was four or five was Kate Bush doing ‘Wuthering Heights.’ She did it outside, in a forest, and she did this thing where she looked straight into the camera, and it’s the most frightening thing for a kid to see, but it just stuck in my head.
I like ‘Shameless.’ The first season I just watched it straight through. I literally didn’t get up. I just had to finish it.
My American gay audience have continued to dance and sing to the music I make in a way that straight Americans haven’t. I am grateful to them for that.
I have been very clear to everybody that just because I’m getting married does not mean I call myself a straight.
The straight man has the best part. He gets to be in the show and see it, too.
As different streams having different sources all mingle their waters in the sea, so different tendencies, various though they appear, crooked or straight, all lead to God.
When we’re anxious we tend to shrink into a defeatist position, curving our shoulders or backs. Learning to stand straight, take a breath and speak slowly helps to project a sense of confidence, relieving some of that anxiety.
I haven’t had to do too many, or many explicit ones. Everybody feels weird, and everybody is trying to tiptoe around and make you think they’re not there. The last time I did a love scene, I couldn’t keep a straight face.
When you have a crime against humanity that is so awesome in scale and death, it is more than permissible to look around and say, who recently has been declaring war on the United States? Of course, the compass points straight to bin Laden.
I don’t care what straight people do, I don’t care what gay people do. I don’t care what nobody do. That’s they business. I just care about what I do. You know what I’m saying?
People can put their best poems straight onto the web.
Sometimes I take off my skully and wear glasses, so I’ve gotta brush and make sure my hairline is straight.
I’m a straight white man – I have options, and I’m not blocked on a consistent basis when I wake up in the morning because of my race, sex, and orientation.
Nothing in the last few years has dazzled me more than Hilary Mantel’s ‘Wolf Hall,’ which blew the top of my head straight off. I’ve read it three times, and I’m still trying to figure out how she put that magnificent thing together.
When people come out of rehab, they usually go to secondary rehab for another six months and then enter back into society gradually. But I came out and did Top Of The Pops straight away!
There is something timeless and beautiful about cooking straight to camera.
My son Darrel could recite ‘Straight Outta Compton’ at two years old. He loved it! You can expose your kids to anything as long as you sit there and explain it to them.
I wanted people not to care about whether you were gay, straight, black, white, transgender, whatever it may be… That being said, there’s more work to be done… I still want to change the world, absolutely.
I just like the continue doing what I’ve been doing. A melange of funny, straight drama, television, movies, a little theater here and there wouldn’t hurt. So if I can keep doing that, I’ll be a very happy person.
Beauty, sweet love, is like the morning dew, Whose short refresh upon tender green, Cheers for a time, but till the sun doth show And straight is gone, as it had never been.
With a very few exceptions, every word in the French vocabulary comes straight from the Latin.
In school the kids thought I was freaky because I made straight A’s and daydreamed a lot.
I see my role in the Bonzos as being the straight man, in many ways.
I have a hard time keeping a story straight when I tell the truth because when you start lying you have to remember what you said, and I’m not very good at that.
The first time I was cooking for my wife, Stephanie, way before she was my wife, I actually put three chickens on the rotisserie and I closed the grill, which is really a bad idea. But I just wasn’t thinking very straight that day. And I looked outside and I saw, like, smoke and flames.
I didn’t go to college, I went straight from high school to working on I’ll Fly Away, I was very, very lucky.
Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.
If you look at a map, you see that Hawaii is in the middle of nowhere. It’s 17 hours of straight flying from London. It’s very far away, and sometimes you feel as if you’re on another planet. But I like that. Also, that’s ideal for writing.
If you play it straight it’s funny – the best comedy is always played straight down the middle. The adjustment is understanding from the screenplay that a moment is hilarious.
I’ve always been a thin girl. I’m not going to be fat, ever. Let’s get that straight. Whitney is not going to be fat, ever. Okay?
I didn’t know who was on the team, but I saw every eye as I walked down the aisle. It looked like a thousand eyes were staring right at me saying, ‘Who is this young punk?’ I just kept my eyes straight ahead.
I think everyone should approach relationships from the perspective of playing it straight and giving someone the benefit of the doubt. Until he establishes that this is a game. And if it’s a game, you need to win. The best thing to do is just walk away from the table.
I know, because I tried all sorts of ways of being in character, and the best way is to be totally straight.
You don’t look at a painting and ask if the artist was gay or straight. I think it’s irrelevant in any situation – I don’t care if my garbageman is gay or straight as long as he picks up the garbage.
I’m pretty much a straight guy on ‘The Office.’ We can’t all be crazies. You need some balance.
I don’t plot the books out ahead of time, I don’t plan them. I don’t begin at the beginning and end at the end. I don’t work with an outline and I don’t work in a straight line.
I’d never done a straight play before, never, and it was very hard work – really, really hard work. It was dense, really wordy, and I was determined to learn every word of it – not just skip over bits and pieces.
My worst hair experience was when I was trying to relax my hair and my grandmother did it. It went all straight and I looked like a black Bee Gee.
HIV is not a gay or straight disease. It’s a young people’s disease, unfortunately.
A lot of comedies are based on the reaction shot. You have one person doing something stupid and one person is generally the straight man, and the laughs generally come on the reaction of the straight man to the funny thing the other person has done.
I don’t listen to anybody’s full record anymore and when I did, I don’t think I listened to the whole record. I’m sorry, and I don’t care who it is, if it’s the Beatles, I can’t listen to an hour and a half of anybody straight so I guess that’s just my personal preference.
Whether you’re gay or straight, with a physical disability, your skin’s a different color, it’s absurd in this age to not be aware and be concerned of the inequity in rights.
Mental health and sobriety is not a straight line, and ‘Drag Race’ is a family, and we support our family members through anything.
It seems a lot of straight men need a word coach or a lawyer when it comes to discussing ‘Sex and the City.’
All men are homosexual, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It’s like an ideal of racial purity.
It sucks, but no Long Islands or margaritas when you drink. It has to be straight vodka.
My following is straight. I’m so glad.
Usually, if you smile at them and show some interest in the toy, they will give it to you. That’s a straight up Democrat move!
Regardless of the cultural system, social pressure to appear straight seems to be fairly intense cross-culturally. Indeed, one is inclined to wonder, if being straight is just natural, why does it require quite so much policing?
I’ve learned that it’s not a straight road to the top, and there are going to be setbacks along the way. You have to be patient, and you have to keep believing in what you’re doing. And keep believing in yourself, no matter what is happening. And then eventually you’ll get there.
I’m at least getting my foot in the door as far as doing straight dramatic parts, which no one would have ever considered me for in the ’80s. I never objected to that because I love doing comedy, and I’m not the kind of actor that insists that unless you’re doing a serious dramatic role, you’re not acting.
Buzz Aldrin doesn’t think we need to go back to the Moon – that we should go straight on to Mars. I’m more on the side that says we should go back to the Moon. I think there’s a lot we can utilise the Moon for scientifically.
I don’t take much notice of reviews now – obviously you’d like to have straight worship but you’re never going to get that.
I was obsessed with ‘The Velvet Rope’ for a year straight, letting Janet Jackson’s confessional lyrics lull me to sleep and comfort me when I felt lost. I felt that the album was the vehicle onto which Janet finally expressed her full self.
Straight people say, ‘You know you’re just gay,’ and gay people say, ‘You know you’re just gay.’ There is such a thing as bisexual!
But seriously, I think overall in the scheme of things winning an Emmy is not important. Let’s get our priorities straight. I think we all know what’s really important in life – winning an Oscar.
The idea is to write it so that people hear it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.
It is going to be changed to straight P. Diddy. You could call me P. or Diddy, or P. Diddy. I just want something fresh, man.
Gosh, all a kid has to do these days is spit straight and he gets forty-thousand dollars to sign.
Just because you’re part of ‘Twilight’ does not mean you’re a superstar. It means that you’re given the opportunity to maybe become one later if you work hard. Once fandom goes away, which it will very soon, it’s all about having your priorities straight and working hard.
On ‘Black Ben Carson,’ I had strict no melody thing. I wanted straight, raw, rugged noise music.
If he was lost for a moment, he would dive straight back into its honey.
I was this guy who’d been racing around down there, on that field in 1999, running straight over people, scoring tries, winning games, having fun. And I ended up so sick I couldn’t even run past a little baby.
Manchester City have been in the doldrums for a while, they came up and went straight back down again.
I’m actually a pretty decent human being, and when I’m home I’m straight as an arrow.
Sometimes I really need the money, really need to go straight to work. But if I had the absolute choice – money no object, my mortgage paid off – I’d really just work once or twice a year – but wouldn’t everybody! – or at least do a different job sometimes.
I’m not straight up and down. I have curves.
When you speak of the press, of course, you have to speak of different segments of the press. Reporters, straight reporters, wire services, you stick to the facts; you don’t create the story, per se. You cover what is happening.
The early seasons of ‘The Simpsons’ had a great deal of heart. That’s what I’m trying to pull from, the kind of stuff that goes straight to kids’ hearts. When they’re watching, they don’t necessarily know why they love something.
Any Democratic statement of core beliefs about the importance of families must include all our families, gay and straight. Our party has a long tradition of leading the charge on important questions of justice.
Drake, I’d like to collaborate with. He’s a phenomenal lyricist. Probably the best rapper in the world at the moment. I love Kanye but there’s something about Drake; he’s more straight up, really clever and really poetic and metaphorical – I love that. He’s just clever.
When I was a teenager, you couldn’t get straight pants. Then in ’76, when punk started to hit, it was a revelation that you could find straight pants again.
In order for me to get through all the red tape and just allow people to just get at my talent, I’ve got to set the record straight. And you can’t set half the record straight; when you tell it, you’ve got to tell it all.
I spend hours mowing the lawn in absolutely straight lines on my tractor. If it’s not right, I do it again.
Gay rights is not something most of us think about – because most of us happen to have been born straight.
It seems to me that the way to remove people’s cynicism is, when asked a straight question, to give a straight answer.
Every time I give a straight answer and read it in a magazine, I say, ‘Ouch.’ One day I’d like to talk to a psychoanalyst about why celebrities reveal so much of themselves in interviews.
What I do will be straight up. Management knows that.
As a teenager I wrote to R.A. Lafferty. And he responded, too, with letters that were like R.A. Lafferty short stories, filled with elliptical answers to straight questions and simple answers to complicated ones.
My dad is a much more flamboyant character than I am. I think that’s why I couldn’t see myself going into straight acting. I always just felt daft.
It was total naivety that got me to Hollywood. I thought it was going to happen straight away. I told myself ‘give it 5 years, there’s no way I’ll be here after that if it doesn’t happen’. Cut to ten years later!
Keeping our priorities straight, our faith, our family, and values will keep us grounded.
My mom worked at Walmart for 33 years straight. Thirty-three years! Day in and day out.
Hillary Clinton is as qualified or more qualified than I am to be Vice President of the United States of America. Let’s get that straight. She’s a truly close personal friend. She is qualified to be President of the United States of America. She’s easily qualified to be Vice President of the United States of America.
When I get home after being away for work, my wife always stuffs the fridge with loads of what she calls ‘nibbles’ – all the great things you can eat straight from the fridge, like chunks of cheese, slices of ham, bowls of hummus.
Gene Colan was like no other artist of his generation. His ability to create dramatic, multi-valued tonal illustrations using straight India ink and board was unparalleled.
I’ve been working straight since 2003, so I might just want to take an improv or theater class. That excites me. I can’t wait to do different characters – not necessarily the leading chick who gets the guy, but the weird, freaky cousin.
The mistake that straight people made was imposing the monogamous expectation on men. Men were never expected to be monogamous.
I’m very lazy when it comes to making the original sound. I don’t go through amplifiers and different compressors and signal parts. I just grab something, whether its an old guitar or a children’s toy that happens to be lying around, and record it straight into the computer.
People come into public life for different reasons. None of us are ego-challenged, I think, or we probably wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing, so if anyone tells you that they don’t like the sound of the applause and the ego gratification, I don’t think they’re being straight with you.
A kestrel can and does hover in the dead calm of summer days, when there is not the faintest breath of wind. He will, and does, hover in the still, soft atmosphere of early autumn, when the gossamer falls in showers, coming straight down as if it were raining silk.
I was taken out of school by my dad when I was 11 and lived in Mexico City, then later in Paris. I went with him to excavate in Bolivia and Peru. I never finished high school. I was a straight F student anyway. My father admitted to me later that he’d thought I would come to no good.
I don’t know if I’d do an action movie because I don’t know if I could keep a straight face; honestly, I just think it’s so silly. Like, I love watching them but I can’t imagine me doing one.
Good things happen when you get your priorities straight.
When I feel some type of way, I can’t think straight.
Oh leave the Wise our measures to collate. One thing at least is certain, light has weight. One thing is certain and the rest debate. Light rays, when near the Sun, do not go straight.
I had a lil’ chub-chub moment from ages 7 to 11. If somebody was teasing, they’d go straight to my fat. I was so insecure, I kept my shirt on in the pool, which is the worst because it sticks to your stomach anyway.
I can feel things – tap into emotions. When I meet a new person, I know their life straight away. I suppose you could call it a special intuition, but it’s my number one quality, and I’m always 99.9 percent right. If I don’t like someone, it always turns out to be for a good reason.
Genius is the talent for seeing things straight.
Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
I miss seeing real comics, Shecky Greene and Buddy Hackett, those types. I like straight stand-up, talking about the Olympics and why I feel obligated to watch them. ‘Why am I watching archery at 4 in the afternoon?’
Ironically, when I’ve asked my straight friends to join me in hanging a rainbow flag, they answer, ‘But someone might think we’re gay,’ not realizing that is exactly the point. To be mistaken for the oppressed is to momentarily become the oppressed.
It’s about giving the people what they want. So many people have told me that they’ve made love to my records so what I’ve delivered this time is an album about sex. Pretty much every song has that theme. Straight no chasers, it’s booty music!
How many straight men maintain inappropriately intimate relationships with their mothers? How many shop with them? I want a gay son. People laugh, but they assume I’m kidding. I’m not.
I appreciate what others have done in the past especially for my genre, and my style of singing. And they sure put a footprint – you know, they got the foot in the door, but I’m going to put my foot straight through the door.
I am here to give the American people some straight talk about higher education. Some have said we might have cut financial aid for college students. The truth is we have expanded access to college for our neediest students through the record growth of the Pell grant program.
Every single match, win, lose or draw, there’s something that we can improve on, and it’s about us addressing that straight after the match.
I would lose straight away if I went on ‘American Idol.’
My personality was always such that I always look straight forward, never behind or to the side.
The Duffers can be super articulate or very straight to the point. I was really impressed with how they were with each other.
In high school I had sex with girls quite a few times. They were straight women who I convinced to jump in the sack with me.
A woman’s flattery may inflate a man’s head a little; but her criticism goes straight to his heart, and contracts it so that it can never again hold quite as much love for her.
I allow those phones to ring, and I go straight to it. As a result, I get some very, very strange phone calls.
‘Vert’ is, like, straight to the top, like a vertical leap.
My early days in Broadway were all comedies. I never did a straight play on Broadway.
Exactly Straight women who surround themselves only with gay men or white people who refuse any other race into their circles are unhealthy and it has more to do with one’s individual fear and individual closets.
Thinking back on it, I’ve been in this business since I was 3, and I grew up in musical theater, so I was raised and surrounded by gay men and gay women. I was hardly around anyone straight.
Nutella. I dig my spoon in and eat it straight out of the jar. I can easily go through one a week.
My mobile phone battery runs out all the time because all the messages come straight to me.
There are many crooked lines and one straight line. Which is the line of truth? Why the straight line? Truth is always the shortest distance between two points.
If I’m going for advice for anything in my life, I go straight to my father because he has the answers.
A straight factor is important in any comedy, because you need something to tee it up and also to ground it.
I guess I look so straight and normal, nobody expects me to pick my nose and fall.
I just did this movie with Kristin Wiig called ‘The Skeleton Twins.’ That’s a straight drama. We play estranged twins, and I end up moving in with her and her husband, played by Luke Wilson. But it’s a drama, and the Duplass Brothers produced it and this great guy, Craig Johnson, directed it. And that was great, you know?
My wife changes the way that I dress. She makes me dress nicer than I want to dress. I feel like I perpetually dress like a 14-year-old boy, and she makes me stand up straight and wear clean clothes.
My website inspired me to create my book club and provides me with a creative outlet where I can write about things that interest me. It’s a platform where I can present ideas or new ventures and get feedback straight from the people who mean the most to me.
I am a really bad test taker. I can get straight As in school, but I get nervous on test.
Every sitcom needs their straight man or straight woman.
Religion theme aside, most of the time I’m in some sort of comedy and I’m a straight man and it’s really just, let’s wind this guy up and see him explode.
When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you’re having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love.
Anyone who writes an autobiographical work at the age of 34 is, at best, presumptuous. It occurred to me that it was time to set the record straight.
I know women that act queeny, I know men that are straight that act queeny, and I know gay men that act queeny… To me, those are people who think the rules don’t apply to them.
There is a history of gay people pretending to be straight. I want to balance the sides. I’m a straight person pretending to be gay. I’ve had a lot of people to imitate. It’s easy when you’re British; we’re camp by nature, anyway.
As soon as one project is finished I like to go straight on to something else.
But the good news was that my elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn’t get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream.
I literally left school and went straight into music via art college for a year, and I’ve been so involved in my job of writing songs that the more actively involved part became channeled into standing on the stage and saying things that way.
I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis.
I wanted so badly to be straight like my friends. But I couldn’t change it any more than I could change having brown eyes. And I knew I would never fit into what kids thought was normal.
I’ll quit coffee. It won’t be easy drinking my Bailey’s straight, but I’ll get used to it. It’ll still be the best part of waking up.
If you look at any Muslim society and you make a scale of how developed they are, and how successful the economy is, it’s a straight line. It depends on how much they emancipate their women.
As I was growing up, I did a lot of talent shows. I won fifteen Sunday nights straight in a series of talent shows in Macon. I showed up the sixteenth night, and they wouldn’t let me go on any more. Whatever success I had was through the help of the good Lord.
Never wear a seersucker suit straight off the rack. It’s going to look shapeless and droopy. If you’re going to sport seersucker, whether a jacket, trousers or a full suit, have it fitted. A nice, custom, tailored fit makes all the difference in the world.
Like a lot of black people, I grew up straight po’. Wasn’t no question about whether we was po’, either. If you really wanted to know, all you had to do was look in our refrigerator.
I believe the American people are entitled to some straight talk when it comes to higher education funding.
Plant or animal, black or white, gay or straight, man or woman, I always see things deeper than just a surface. I always look deep inside the person and you will see a beautiful person in every human being.
I’ve learnt that your life is more interesting and fulfilling when you don’t lead it in a straight line and you go off on zigzags. I’ve made it a rule that if life becomes too comfortable and easy, I’ll disrupt it.
Sometimes when I’m making a potato salad I don’t boil my own potatoes, I take them straight out of a can.
I had a migraine for about seven or eight straight days, and I was unable to sleep most nights.
The richest persons in Africa are heads of state, governors and ministers. So every ‘educated’ African who wants to be rich – and there is nothing wrong with wanting to be rich – heads straight into government or politics.
Gay, straight, whatever – none of that actually matters when you’re fighting someone. Not what you have in your bank account, what you drive, what sex you are, none of it. I think that’s the message the UFC has been trying to push.
I’ve tried to lead a straight, clean life, not set any kind of a bad example.
I am fine playing ‘Law & Order’ and even the ‘Jurassic’ movies to be straight up, as far as the characters being portrayed there, but I never want to stay in straight-up land too long. I always wanted to do something where the character’s world gets to be explored.
Joe Jackson is a great man. The problem that people have with my father is that he tells it like it is. He’s just straight up and doesn’t beat around the bush. Tough love.
Oh yeah, I mean, it wasn’t a very good guitar, most good guitars have got thrust rods in the necks that you can adjust or that’ll keep them in shape, you know keep them straight. This one just, well it turned into a bow and arrow after a couple of months.
Why don’t you talk, and go straight, and let all be well?
My way to combat anything is just to walk straight into it with my fists up.
When I was coming up as a kid, there were programs that kept me out of trouble and on the straight and narrow in South Central Los Angeles, and I always felt that when I got to a stage where I could provide similar opportunities to kids then I would do that.
I’m not really gay, and I can’t sit here and say that I am, because that’s not real and that’s not genuine. But I also can’t sit here and say that I’m straight. This is something I’ve come to the conclusion through therapy and from being honest with myself. I am bisexual.
I have been the subject of ridicule. People talk about me and they don’t know me and this is an opportunity to tell my story… to have my voice and to set the record straight.
People have this capacity within them to set the world straight.
A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That’s like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance.
I quickly found that I didn’t really fit into ‘gay culture,’ as identified by many gay people, and that it can be just as confining as straight culture, not least in the way that bisexual people are told that ‘they can’t make up their mind.’
Tricks you need to transform something which appears fantastic, unbelievable into something plausible, credible, those I learned from journalism. The key is to tell it straight. It is done by reporters and by country folk.
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is a form of service journalism. To be successful, I think it has to be a combination of a good story, it has to be funny, and it also needs to be packed with useful information.
Americans are really obsessed with their teeth being white and straight, aren’t they? I saw this little girl the other day with one of those whole head braces. Elastic all the way around! How traumatizing for a child to have to wear one of those! You look like a monster.
I’m totally against straight marriage – even though I’m married. I don’t think heterosexual marriage is any of the government’s business.
A lot of straight people think I’m nuts.
I became quite taken over by Johnson’s personality at some points while writing the biography, and since I went straight on to The Closed Circle afterwards, I did sometimes feel I could hear him whispering in my ear while I was working on it.
I went up a straight crooked lane and, I said ‘No thanks, yes if yer please.
Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD.
Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
When I sang, I couldn’t help making those little curves. People would say, ‘Why don’t you sing straight?’ But I have always had to put something in.
You’ve got to be a really straight man to write a song like ‘It’s Raining Men.’
I don’t really think of myself as a heartthrob. I’ve got a lot of brothers, and there’s a natural competitiveness between us when it comes to girls. If I said something about being a heartthrob, then they would bring me straight back down to earth!
Why don’t you put that in the headline: ‘He Only Did Three With Doris!’ Set a lot of people straight.
Maybe you’re better to play a villain just straight out.
I was convinced I was worth less than my straight peers. I was at best inauthentic, and the longer I went without amending that dishonesty, the more ashamed I felt.
A woman’s place in public is to sit beside her husband, be silent, and be sure her hat is on straight.
My go-to jeans are a straight, narrow cut from A.P.C. or BLK DNM.
I made straight A’s and never got into any trouble, and I still impose those standards on myself. So writing is my chance to escape and become the sleaziest, scummiest role.
For a modern look, hang curtains from the ceiling with a very simple pleat at the top so they will hang straight.
I’m so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He’s an amazing director and I can’t wait to see the long version.
Everyone said, ‘Well, you’re very old for a first novel,’ and I said, ‘How do you write when you haven’t lived? How do you write when you have no experience? How do you write straight out of university?’
People, a lot of times, don’t like what’s different. When it’s something different out there, the majority of people will be like ‘aww, that’s wack!’ but if it’s regular, plain or a straight through flow, it’s easier for them to adapt to, because everyone likes the normal.
People are getting cynical about the news. It doesn’t seem like there’s one place to watch where you get the straight dope. You watch the channel that proves your point.
When you’re a young man, Macbeth is a character part. When you’re older, it’s a straight part.
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
Carbon dioxide is unusual because it doesn’t go through the usual three phases of matter, from solid to liquid to gas, but it goes straight from solid to gas. The volume of the gas is much greater than the volume of the solid. When a solid turns into a gas, we say it sublimes. The process is sublimation.
We’re into a world where we’re not talking about gay or straight or bisexual any more so much as we’re talking about being transgender or identifying as a woman if you’re a man.
I like diversity. I’d like there to be all levels of gay and straight, all different variations of gender, all colors, all creeds. I’m into seeing that.
You can’t trust water: Even a straight stick turns crooked in it.
I like jeans, but I think in 100 years it’s going to be crazy when we look back at the fact that everyone, every day for about 60 years straight, wore stiff blue pants as their default. Why?
The homosexual community wants me to be gay. The heterosexual community wants me to be straight. Every writer thinks, I’m the journalist who’s going to make him talk. I pray for them. I pray that they get a life and stop living mine!
From the first moment that I can remember, I had identified myself as a bass player and it had everything to do with my father, who was a bass player. And he loved music, you know, as much as anybody I’ve ever seen. And that dynamic I just thought as somehow was a straight pass to me.
I try as much I can after every live performance to read all the comments my fans post on Facebook and Twitter, as this helps enormously for me to understand straight from fans what worked and what didn’t.
Every character I play is straight, which is unique, my agent says, because it’s not really been done before that someone who is completely out is able to play straight roles.
Listen, there is no equality without the loss of power. Someone is going to have to lose power. That is really uncomfortable for some people to actually think about, but in order for marginalized people to gain power, white, cisgender, straight, people are going to have to lose some and that’s just how it is.
None of us, no matter how perfect, can claim that the building of a new society and the marshalling of a former liberation movement into a modern political party all happen in a straight line.
There is nothing worse than sitting in the make-up trailer knowing that the whole crew are twiddling their thumbs waiting for you to change your hair from straight to curly or up to down. Sometimes it can’t be avoided.
When Clark Gable died, I cried for 2 days straight. I couldn’t eat or sleep.
You see through love, and that deludes your sight, As what is straight seems crooked through the water.
I really try at least to come back and answer the question as to whether that was really the best way to do that and was I really thinking straight and how did my opponents behave and how did the judges behave was needed.
Straight girls like me. They flirt with me to get whatever they want. Of course it works.
Kiwis, we love a good one out. We love a good fight. This is part of the culture. Straight up. We’re a country of a warrior race, the Maori.
Besides, I have a sister who’s straight. And I want her to know that I love her and support her.
It is day after day in this institution, borrow money, run up the debt, run up the deficits and then with a straight face say, we are going to repeal a tax that affects 1 percent of the American people, just 1 percent of the American people.
I’ve never really had a waist. Even when I was at my slimmest, my silhouette was very straight up, straight down. But I have learnt how to give myself a bit of waist by optical illusion. For this, bring on the belts.
I’ve fallen for straight men, I’ve fallen for gay men, I’ve fallen for straight women and gay women. I really have. I had crushes on really every single kind of person in the world.
I was very surprised that for a while I could only get cast as straight. It was that way for a few years.
If it’s a good LP, you’ll get that tingle that makes you put it on again no matter what your initial reaction was. On the other hand, if you don’t get that tingle, you’d better take it straight down to the record exchange.
It’s important to be dedicated and enthusiastic when you’re starting a career. It might take a long time to get established and the money won’t flow in straight away.
No one’s better than me. I’m not better than anyone. Whether it’s Eric Clapton or BB King we look straight at each other. And that keeps it real.
The weeping voices rise straight up and strike the clouds. A passer-by at the roadside asks a conscript why, The conscript answers only that drafting happens often.
We lived in a real rough place but my mother kept me straight.
Every fighter has a story that could break your heart. We lose, we get hurt and everything comes apart. That’s when it’s so difficult to stay on the straight and narrow.
Gay, straight, bi, whatever – it doesn’t matter. Love is love.
If you see something is going wrong within politics and the world today, then some Hip Hop artist is gonna come along and get straight with it. If they think that there’s a lot of racism going on then there’s another Hip Hop artist who’s gonna come out and speak their mind.
When I think of ‘Instagram models,’ I say you have to take baby steps. You cannot just walk straight onto the runway.
I was a scholarship minor public school day boy at Ardingly College and later Whitgift School. Then, straight into work as a journalist – a wonderful thing for a writer.
For me, making the show work was getting belly laughs – like most variety artists. But the straight actor believes you fix your performance in rehearsal and that’s it.
I like having a private name and a public name. It helps keep things straight.
Clumsiness attempts to fix simplicity straight in the eye. It is not a mark of incompetence but of reticence.
Had I joined a straight rock band, I’m sure my drumming would be a little bit different right now.
I liked school, but I used to dread those moments when the teacher would call me up to give an oral report. I forced myself to deal with it and not dwell on the class in front of me – to keep a straight face, give the report and concentrate on getting it right. That’s normally how I perform. That’s how I am.
I hated school, but I was a good student. I made straight A’s.
Almost every time I make a building, some people will condemn it straight to Hell.
Because society places a value on masculinity, gay men aspire to it. If you go to a gay club and the doorman says, ‘You do realise this is a gay club, don’t you lads?’ you get all excited because you think, ‘Wow, he thought I was straight!’
I was the last one to screen test for The Hardy Boys. I’d like to play that’s not as clean-cut as Frank Hardy. I play him as straight as possible.
My dad’s era believed that there was something noble in being a good guy – the kind of guy that lived straight and narrow, told the truth, and stood up for what he believed was right.
People know that they’re going to see something which is entertaining but challenging as well because of the form it’s in. It’s dance theatre and it requires you to use your imagination – it’s not straight forward.