Strictly Quotes

Strictly Quotes by Gary Vaynerchuk, Jason Kidd, Ainsley Harriott, Eric San, Judy Norton, Rylan Clark-Neal and many others.

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Anyone working for a big company might be skeptical that a large business, or even a strictly online business, can form the same kind of friendly, loyal relationship with customers as a local retailer. I’m saying it’s already been done because I lived it.
Gary Vaynerchuk
If there wasn’t any business and it was just strictly basketball, then there would be no issue, it would probably be done by now. But the team has to protect.
Jason Kidd
You don’t realise until you do ‘Strictly’ how obsessed people are.
Ainsley Harriott
When I’m playing with the band or playing with some projects or some of my own stuff it’s about the musical approach. That would be the more turntablist approach to things of where it’s strictly about music.
Eric San
The first play I was ever in was ‘Cinderella,’ a children’s production in Los Angeles when I was only 8. It was strictly a children’s show which played weekends for about a year and which included such songs as ‘Long Ago and Far Away’ and ‘True Love.’
Judy Norton
I’m such a massive fan of ‘Strictly,’ so I was overwhelmed when I got asked to be a host on ‘It Takes Two.’ It came completely out of the blue!
Rylan Clark-Neal
Some things that started in pre-season and then, you know what, the season gets started, you kind of forget about it and then move on to football, and it’s strictly football until the season finishes.
Raheem Sterling
I assure this committee that, if I am confirmed, I will be strictly independent of all political influences… essential to that institution’s ability to function effectively and achieve its mandated objectives.
Ben Bernanke
I am disciplined and tend to stick to my workout regime and eating habit and adhere to them strictly.
Lara Dutta
A lot of people have a belief system that is strictly based on religious dogma.
Jeff Nichols
According to Jewish legend, only the very wisest and very holiest rabbis had the power to make golems, animated servants of clay. Strictly speaking, the golem is not in the same class with Frankenstein’s monster, because the golem is neither alive nor dead. He is, rather, the ancestor of all robots.
Kage Baker
Programs aimed strictly at the poorest Americans are always and forever under assault from a Republican Party that still has not dared to cut spending on programs – like Medicare and crop insurance – that also benefit the rich.
Alex Pareene
In the early stages, when I realized I was going to be probably the shortest player on the teams I was on, it was hard. I felt like girls were getting recruited over me strictly because of their height, and it made me self-conscious.
Crystal Dunn
Keep it in tune with the times, but don’t write with the specific purpose of trying to create a hit. If you’re doing it strictly to make money, you’re crazy. There are easier ways to make money.
Dorothy Fields
I don’t know what would have happened to Wal-Mart if we had laid low and never stirred up the competition. My guess is that we would have remained a strictly regional operator.
Sam Walton
But, strictly speaking, this mythology was no essential part of ancient religion, for it had no sacred sanction and no binding force on the worshippers.
William Robertson Smith
For Strictly,’ when you go out on a Saturday, you want to look your best for the public. I can’t go out there in my jogging bottoms.
Shirley Ballas
I’m strictly for Stevenson. I don’t dig the intellectual bit, but I’m telling you, man, he knows the most.
Elvis Presley
What I loved about ‘Strictly’ as a viewer and contestant was that it was warm, family entertainment. So it is a shame for the show when controversy surrounds it. That is not what we like about ‘Strictly.’
Alesha Dixon
Certainly after ‘Strictly’ I was in a very vulnerable situation.
Arlene Phillips
Those who incline to very strictly utilitarian views may perhaps feel that the peculiar powers of the Analytical Engine bear upon questions of abstract and speculative science rather than upon those involving everyday and ordinary human interests.
Ada Lovelace
There’s certainly more chance of me winning ‘Strictly’ than having an affair with my dance partner, but you know, who knows?
Robert Rinder
I’m obsessed with ‘Wicked’, and I’d love to play Nala in ‘The Lion King’. Some of the songs from ‘The Lion King’ are performed in my native tongue, so when the cast performed an extract from the show in ‘Strictly’ in the language I grew up with, it made me cry.
Oti Mabuse
I tried to look presentable for a show, but not for sexual attraction. It was strictly for show business.
Little Richard
Baseball and golf have a lot of things in common, including the fact that players in both games love hitting for power. However, in both sports, trying to do so strictly with muscle strength doesn’t work very well. In fact, I see a lot of guys in both baseball and golf struggle when they try to swing with tight arms.
Ken Griffey Jr.
One thing I’ve learned from ‘Strictly’ is timing and the craft of the talk.
Darcey Bussell
The nobility of a human being is strictly independent of that of his convictions.
Jean Rostand
With ‘Strictly,’ I am mentally and physically knackered: everything aches. I knew it would be hard, but I never thought it would be this tough.
Ricky Whittle
I never see Oti! I see her on the dance floor, I see her shortly at the after party but that’s it. In the week she’s doing her ‘Strictly’ zoom and I hardly ever see her.
Motsi Mabuse
Very few minds are strictly normal, and all religious fanatics are marked with abnormalities of various sorts.
H. P. Lovecraft
I would go into the Jungle if I wasn’t hosting it or I’d like to do ‘MasterChef.’ But ‘Strictly?’ God, no!
Ant McPartlin
To try and raise a budget for a film that is strictly for adults and both strong and graphic in content is not easy, especially when there is pressure to spend serious money on good special effects.
Dario Argento
I have always made a distinction between healing and curing. To me, ‘healed’ represents a condition of one’s life; ‘cured’ relates strictly to one’s physical condition. In other words, there may be healed quadriplegics and AIDS patients, and cured cancer patients who are leading unhealthy lives.
Bernie Siegel
I hate Cha Cha Cha the most on ‘Strictly.’ If I was in charge of ‘Strictly’ I’d get rid of Cha Cha Cha.
Kevin Clifton
Much as I’m loving the ‘Strictly’ experience, I’m sure I’ll always be better known for my business career and my appearances on ‘Dragons’ Den’ than I will for my cha-cha-cha or Viennese waltz.
Deborah Meaden
History is, strictly speaking, the study of questions; the study of answers belongs to anthropology and sociology.
W. H. Auden
Growing up, I came to love Egypt and respect Islam, but I never thought to go beyond the surface. Back in Canada, many of my father’s Egyptian friends questioned his decision not to raise his only child more strictly in the faith. I was not taught salat, the Muslim ritual of prayer, nor did I study Arabic.
Shereen El Feki
There’s no fun in relationships. OK – that’s not strictly true. I will agree that the first bit can be not totally unpleasant. There’s the initial meeting and the heart quickening and the stomach-churning excitement of it all.
Claudia Winkleman
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, the United States would enter, in a formal way, what had been up to that date strictly a European conflict. Marcus Garvey’s prophecy about the European scramble to maintain dominance over the whole world was now a reality.
John Henrik Clarke
I play basketball strictly for enjoyment and to add to the support of my family.
Avery Bradley
It’s much easier to conjure characters strictly from your imagination than to have to think about whether you’re representing people in a truthful way.
Lynn Nottage
I’ve always presented as a very cisgender male and that was part of the reason I was able to cover so easily… I was always in such a strictly binary environment growing up. I was never given an opportunity to sort of play into more genderqueer fashion.
Eugene Lee Yang
Ella can work nightclubs that Duke might not be able to work, because of having the big band. Where they go now is strictly a matter of their own names and talents.
Norman Granz
Strictly speaking, my interest is not in legal rights for animals but in a change of heart towards animals.
J. M. Coetzee
Left-wing shareholder activists seek to leverage the mass economic power of institutional investors such as pension funds, whose managers are supposed to focus strictly on their fiduciary responsibilities to retirees.
Elaine Chao
The response to ‘Kadamban’ was strictly average; all of us know about it. The result didn’t match our efforts and it was a let-down. We slogged hard and gave it our all, but failure is part of the game.
Catherine Tresa
My roles in comedies from ‘Austin Powers’ to ‘Tommy Boy’ to ‘Wayne’s World,’ were sort of comedic ‘straight man’ parts. My character on ‘Parks & Recreation’ is the comic relief in a comedy. To play a character that appears strictly for laughs is sort of new for me and really fun.
Rob Lowe
In our ‘Strictly’ group, we really did bond. It’s seemingly disappointing to some that we had no diva meltdowns. I made true friends during the experience, which is surprising because I’m not a new-pals sort of person.
Robert Rinder
‘Strictly’ is feel-good escapism.
Tess Daly
A monomaniac is a sick person whose mentality is perfectly healthy in all respects but one; he has a single flaw, clearly localized. At times, for example, he has an unreasonable and absurd desire to drink or steal or use abusive language; but all his other acts and all his other thoughts are strictly correct.
Emile Durkheim
I had three brilliant years on ‘The X Factor,’ and it was one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. ‘Strictly’ is completely different; it’s a whole different show – I’m dancing. It’s not presenting. But this is one of the best things I’ve done – ever.
Caroline Flack
I watched ‘Strictly’ and thought, ‘That’s pretty cool.’ But as a child, this was the show that I was like, ‘Oh, my god. I want to go on ‘I’m A Celeb.”
A. J. Pritchard
More is required of public officials than slogans and handshakes and press releases. More is required. We must hold ourselves strictly accountable. We must provide the people with a vision of the future.
Barbara Jordan
England is strictly class-based. What’s surprising is how many films are still made with a load of people in silly frocks running around gardens and talking in middle-class accents.
Stephen Daldry
Journalists who are devoted to strictly factual reporting take particular pleasure from satirical news outlets that have the liberty to laugh and even mock the hypocrisy that reporters and editors must simply observe without comment.
Tom Rachman
I’m not strictly vegetarian, but meat doesn’t play a big part in my diet.
Katie Holmes
A guitar for me is pretty much strictly in the context of writing songs for my band, coming up with ideas with my band, and then being able to perform those songs as best as I can on stage – that’s what the guitar for me has always been.
Scott Ian
The fact is that much misunderstanding is often caused by our modern attempts to limit too strictly the meaning of a Greek word.
Gilbert Murray
I am used to looking good. In a way, if I thought I looked like the back end of a bus, I probably wouldn’t have done ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ and gone out there in public.
Felicity Kendal
What gets lost is that half of poker is reading people. When you’re reading well and you’re making counterintuitive plays, a strictly math player will get scared and start making fewer moves, and then the person is even easier to read.
Phil Hellmuth
I wanted to create a culture that allowed my children to see the world differently, if only from a strictly visual perspective: to have a child see a room where half of the people are women and minorities is so powerful. I think everyone wants for their children a world that’s better than the one they came up in.
Ryan Murphy
Because I first made my name as a rapper claiming South Central L.A., people often assume I’m strictly a West Coast cat. But my family was actually from back East. I was born in Newark, New Jersey, and grew up in Summit, an upscale town in north Jersey.
Ice T
I have to say I am a ‘Strictly’ fan, which is why I am in it. I’ve always watched it for years. I am not an ‘X Factor’ fan, and I just think it is a different show. One is about learning something new and having a great time, and the other is rather desperate.
Felicity Kendal
Music does not carry you along. You have to carry it along strictly by your ability to really just focus on that little small kernel of emotion or story.
Debbie Harry
I’ve got a great life – my friends, my marriage, my career, my health – and I’m on ‘Strictly,’ and I’m learning to dance.
Anita Dobson
‘Strictly’ is so loved by the British public, I have always been a massive fan.
Shirley Ballas
Certain classes of weapons that are strictly military and have no useful purpose in sport, hunting, or self-defense should not be legally sold.
Dick Durbin
I absolutely love watching ‘Strictly’ every weekend and I can’t believe that I’m getting the chance to be on this series.
Emma Weymouth
I’m asked to do ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ on a regular basis, but I always say no.
Terry Wogan
I got extremely fit and slim on ‘Strictly,’ but I did find that, each week, a different part of my body hurt. It really makes you realise the hard work dancers have to put in and how fit they have to be.
Anita Dobson
The actor cannot afford to look only to his own life for all his material nor pull strictly from his own experience to find his acting choices and feelings.
Stella Adler
I want to have my own brand and there were things I couldn’t do because of the ‘Strictly’ brand and the time involved.
A. J. Pritchard
Strictly’ is nothing like ‘Love Island’… absolutely not.
Craig Revel Horwood
As I am straight up and down, I make a good flapper. One of the highlights of my life was dancing the Charleston with Len Goodman in a nightclub in a cream, Twenties-style dress; it was the nearest I’ll ever get to appearing on ‘Strictly’.
Lucy Worsley
The ordinary scientific man is strictly a sentimentalist. He is a sentimentalist in this essential sense, that he is soaked and swept away by mere associations.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I have no regrets about doing ‘Strictly.’ This is the biggest achievement of my life.
Caroline Flack
I’ve said no to ‘Celebrity Big Brother,’ ‘Strictly,’ and the American one, ‘Dancing With The Stars.’ I don’t feel it’s right for me. I’ve been asked to do reality TV a zillion times. No way. No way. Nobody’s going to get into my living room and see me there.
Joan Collins
Open-mindedness is considered to be a virtue. But, strictly speaking, it cannot occur. A new experience must be redacted into old categories. We cannot handle each event freshly in its own right. If we did so, of what use would past experience be?
Gordon W. Allport
We always have a really bad dancer on ‘Strictly,’ like Kate Garraway or Fiona Phillips, and that’s great, and we love it, but when it comes to the quarters and semis, you want the best dancers left in.
Alesha Dixon
I agreed to be on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ without watching the show. I got talked into it by my manager. And my God, I was crap at it.
Joe Calzaghe
Years ago my fans consisted almost strictly of adults.
Fred MacMurray
People have asked Si if he would ever do ‘Strictly,’ I don’t think he would, it’s just not his thing really.
Dave Myers
At the end of the day, a show like ‘Strictly’ is not about what colour you are, or where you come from. It is about how hard you are prepared to work and how well you can dance.
Oti Mabuse
‘Strictly’ was my first job in TV ever.
Shirley Ballas
Decency is the least of all laws, but yet it is the law which is most strictly observed.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Everyone is just so wonderful at ‘Strictly.’
Emma Weymouth
My idea in terms of managing a narrative, or in thinking in my creative life, is that you could easily argue that the past, the present and the future all occur simultaneously, and if you can postulate that, then you’re not strictly bound to a linear narrative.
Tommy Lee Jones
I think, like for me ‘Strictly’ was a big thing that I’d wanted to do for years and I’ve done that now and now I’m like ‘okay, what should I do?’
Frankie Bridge
I try to get the hip-hop aesthetic, most times without an MC. I don’t use a rapper or a DJ to give it the hip-hop style; it’s strictly the band that makes that music, which is a lot harder to do.
Robert Glasper
Strictly speaking, there are no real substitutes for sexual satisfaction.
Dashiell Hammett
My number-one goal is to never feel like I’m strictly defining myself. The minute I feel like I’m doing that as anything – as theatrical, as feminist, as songwriter – I feel like the minute I name it, I’m stuck in a box.
Amanda Palmer
Sometimes I think that I want to do something strictly basic, really simple. Just with a few chords. But I won’t have anything more than two or three sentences in my head. That kind of evaporates once I start playing and then it goes off in whatever direction.
Tom Jenkinson
Basically, I come to Washington a couple of times a year, sort of on a strictly business basis: talk to my counterparts at the Federal Trade Commission, of the DOJ, give an occasional talk, very often in a lawyer or academic environment.
Margrethe Vestager
From a strictly business perspective, it’s like, ‘Even if you leave Eric alone, he’ll do stuff. He puts his own album together, he gets his own gigs, he does everything on TV. Let him be, he’s fine.’
Eric Nam
Strictly’s strength is its appeal to all the family. The greatest compliment I was paid during my stint was from a lady at Paddington station who told me that every time the programme came on her four-year-old son would demand: ‘Where’s that granny, Mummy? I want the granny to win.’
Ann Widdecombe
Especially where financial matters are concerned, when it comes to dissolving a marriage, any dissembling at all is strictly against the law – on penalty of perjury. You need to disclose fully and factually, which is precisely what the discovery process is all about.
Laura Wasser
I’ve tried to make ‘Strictly Ballroom’ impossible to date. It does feel a bit ’80s but I consciously made sure there was no technology in the movie that could date it.
Baz Luhrmann
The moment you have massive social and political commentary trying to explain a phenomenon, then you know we are no longer dealing with a strictly psychiatric question.
Norman Finkelstein
The best thing about ‘Strictly’ is it doesn’t matter what level you start at, if you’ve never put a foot in front of the other in your life.
Rachel Riley
It’s all about the music, and I work as hard as I do strictly because of the music. It’s not a money thing; it’s not a career thing. It’s simply to do with me being a music fan with a broad taste, wanting to do different styles and wanting to work with lots of different people.
Mike Portnoy
And capital punishment, however ineffective it may be and through whatever ignorance it may be resorted to, is a strictly defensive act, – at least in theory.
Benjamin Tucker
It may sound cliched, but ‘Strictly’ is a real journey. I try to encourage my partner to stay in as long as they can, but above all to enjoy it.
Anton du Beke
Strictly has been such a gift. It is so much more than I thought it was going to be.
Daisy Lowe
Since being involved in ‘Strictly Come Dancing,’ my life has changed completely. I can’t walk down the street without women throwing themselves at me, I usually wouldn’t mind, but they are of a certain age. Hopefully, after this series, they will bring their daughters!
Anton du Beke
Well, again working strictly to the film, where you had this lovely, lovely land of brightness and color. And everybody is smiling and happy and butterflies flitting around and it was that kind of image that, it was like a dream world, really.
George Martin
2021 is a fresh start for all of us. Production houses, actors, directors, the crew are strictly following shoot guidelines so we can finish our pending shoots and start new projects.
Bhushan Kumar
There are very few people that I deal with from a business side that it’s just strictly a one-sided business relationship. I think that’s important.
David Nail
‘Strictly’ is definitely life-changing, and I hope it can open another pathway for me, career-wise. Maybe something a bit more musical.
Caroline Flack
People comment on the way that I phrase. And in my 20s, I realized, my phrasing is jazz phrasing. I don’t comply strictly with musical theater phrasing. Musical theater tends to be very one and three, and jazz is definitely two and four.
Brian Stokes Mitchell
We must strictly enforce the Environmental Law, closing down the polluters that fail to meet the standards.
Ma Jun
Whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.
Ludwig von Mises
I strictly want to beat every opponent I face, whether it’s for a title or for a small show. The only thing for me is winning my fights and being the best athlete I can be.
Paige VanZant
I did have to turn down things in the past, which I was upset about sometimes, but I understood I was part of ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’
A. J. Pritchard
In Denver, they just wanted me to play strictly fullback, nothing else. I wasn’t too happy about the situation, but I was trying to be a team player.
Peyton Hillis
When I use the Internet, it’s pretty much strictly for music. Checking out other people’s web sites, what’s going on, listening to music. It’s pretty much a musical thing for me.
Liz Phair
Thus mating of females was strictly along the lines of paternal song.
Peter R. Grant
There are good days when I am disciplined and I follow my diet plan strictly and there are lazy days when I eat chocolates, doughnuts and ice creams.
Neha Sharma
Strictly speaking, every citizen above a certain level of income is guilty of some offense.
Max Frisch
I like to do things where you do learn something and go on a journey, such as ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’
Rachel Riley
So much of what I do is so strictly confidential that it’s nice to be able to discuss or vent or laugh about something and not read about it in the newspaper the next day.
Valerie Jarrett
Strictly’ is helping me keep the weight off.
Dave Myers
If you’re making music strictly to make money, you might as well find another job.
Devin Townsend
The reason I wanted to do ‘Strictly’ in the end is that you come out of it having learned something.
Anita Dobson
The designs were based on quite a lot of research of what a movie musical is, filtered through the eyes of today. If we’d gone strictly with the ’20s, the movement would have been impaired.
Colleen Atwood
I realized if and when I ever put my mind strictly to baseball. I can do some things very few people in this world can.
Pat Connaughton
The human imagination… has great difficulty in living strictly within the confines of a materialist practice or philosophy. It dreams, like a dog in its basket, of hares in the open.
John Berger
A film’s success or failure is strictly on the director’s shoulders.
Robin Tunney
But man has still another powerful resource: natural science with its strictly objective methods.
Ivan Pavlov
The hardest thing about ‘Strictly’ is having to sit still for so long; it just about kills me.
Darcey Bussell
If I’m writing strictly for others, how does that show what I’m experiencing or thinking? I just got to a point where I realized I could be as personal as I wanted to be and people could relate to those situations if they so choose.
Chantal Kreviazuk
Our stuff is made strictly for fun. We’re not out to give a message.
William Hanna
Whenever I leave ‘Strictly’ I want to be able to touch my toes.
Tom Fletcher
Hip-hop is still cool at a party. But to me, hip-hop has never been strictly a party; it is also there to elevate consciousness.
Saul Williams
The argument that resistance to the war should remain strictly nonviolent seems to me overwhelming.
Noam Chomsky
When I was a kid, Halloween was strictly a starchy-vegetable-only holiday, with pumpkins and Indian corn on the front stoop; there was nothing electric, nothing inflatable, nothing with latex membranes or strobes.
Susan Orlean
If I’m acting at all, it’s going to be under Marvel contract, or I’m going to be directing. I can’t see myself pursuing acting strictly outside of what I’m contractually obligated to do.
Chris Evans
After I had my heart operation I got really into heart stuff. I did think it would be lovely to go on ‘Strictly’ just so people could see I wasn’t finished. But, sadly, now I couldn’t because of my joints. I’d be hobbling around.
Bob Mortimer
We also need to strengthen the security of our borders and ports and strictly control immigration.
Jim Ramstad
When I first went on Strictly’ I had a little phase at the beginning, you know, when I was sat next to this really beautiful lady, Darcey Bussell – this ballerina, this Snow White beauty – that I stopped eating until I looked at myself and realized I looked so gaunt.
Shirley Ballas
I was very unique as a child, dressed a certain way, acted a certain way, didn’t fit in with everybody. So I immediately got picked on, especially around the age of 12 and 13, when you start going to junior high and start mingling with the older kids. To counteract that, strictly for self-defense, I wanted to get bigger.
John Cena
Jury selection is strictly an emotional process. They’re looking for people they can manipulate. Both sides are.
Joseph Wambaugh
When you are part of a massive TV show like Strictly,’ it’s not just about the professional dancers and celebrities taking part, there could be young or old people out there who are watching and they might also be inspired to take up dancing, and I find that so special.
Shirley Ballas
The first year I was on ‘Les Mis’ there was strictly no filming backstage, then slowly social media proved invaluable to building an audience.
Carrie Hope Fletcher
The epic poet has behind him a tradition of matter and a tradition of style; and that is what every other poet has behind him too; only, for the epic poet, tradition is rather narrower, rather more strictly compelling.
Lascelles Abercrombie
If you are opposed to immigration or support strictly punitive immigration measures, you cannot even start a conversation about other issues with most Latino voters.
Luis Gutierrez
Strictly is the master of all dance programmes. It’s so big!
Motsi Mabuse
Once you have a computer that can do a few things – strictly speaking, one that has a certain ‘sufficient set’ of basic procedures – it can do basically anything any other computer can do. This, loosely, is the basis of the great principle of ‘Universality’.
Richard P. Feynman
You can’t complain about Sir Steve or Jill Halfpenny in ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ But Michael Owen in 1998, that really does bother me.
Denise Lewis
Child Protection Services can get all up in your business if you have kids. Just strictly from a business standpoint, kids are a liability to landlords, and they actually provoke evictions.
Matthew Desmond
An attitude to life which seeks fulfillment in the single-minded pursuit of wealth – in short, materialism – does not fit into this world, because it contains within itself no limiting principle, while the environment in which it is placed is strictly limited.
E. F. Schumacher
I would love to keep dancing. Doing ‘Strictly’ has been so wonderful.
Emma Weymouth
Ever since I was a presenter on CBBC and used to see the ‘Strictly’ judges walking around Television Centre, I have wanted to be on the show.
Caroline Flack
I’ve been invited to do ‘Strictly and they told me who I would be dancing with because, apparently, you have to train with them for six weeks before. But it’s just not going to happen because my body is knackered.
Chris Kamara
Astronautics, strictly speaking, will be concerned with voyages to other stars. Remarkably enough, to achieve such feats, we might not even have to leave the earth. It would suffice to accelerate the sun itself to a very high speed and let it drag all its planets with it.
Fritz Zwicky
Me and Summer Walker, we finna work together. I reached out to her. I DM’ed her, strictly on some business.
Moneybagg Yo
There’s something about ‘Strictly Come Dancing.’ Everywhere I go, people wish me good luck; cabbies toot their horns. It’s lovely. I have a theory: in straitened times, there’s nothing like a bit of unapologetic escapism.
Cherie Lunghi
Even when someone fails, there’s never an underlying nastiness or cruelty. We’re an affectionate show and we’re not poking fun at anyone. Strictly’ is feel-good television at its finest.
Tess Daly
I never used to be able to work on the road, I was always strictly in the studio. But not everything’s gotten smaller – I have Ableton on the laptop now and a sample library, which means I can use that downtime to pour it into the music.
Bonobo
Strictly’ has changed everything for ballroom dancing.
Kevin Clifton
I think TV in general is camp. ‘X Factor’ is camp, ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ is camp. Basically, an orange man comes down some stairs and waves at the camera. People are drawn to that.
Alan Carr
The first time I did a men’s game, it was strictly because of an emergency. I went down with no preparation, but I was a fan and knew the teams. And I knocked them dead, so the next year, I had a package of men’s games.
Doris Burke
Fame is very corrosive and you have to guard very strictly against it.
Edward Norton
‘Strictly’ has taught me that activity outside work is good for my mental health.
Stacey Dooley
Sometimes I make up songs, and they’re just strictly fiction. Other times, I draw on things that have happened in my life or friends, women, all sorts of things.
J. J. Cale
If a man would follow, today, the teachings of the Old Testament, he would be a criminal. If he would follow strictly the teachings of the New, he would be insane.
Robert Green Ingersoll
I went professional with my partner, Erin Boag, 11 years ago, and we had success competing round the world, but appearing on ‘Strictly’ has changed my life.
Anton du Beke
Every job I’ve inherited, like ‘Strictly’s It Takes Two’ and the radio show with Zoe Ball or ‘Big Brother’ with Emma Willis, I’ll always ring them first and say, ‘Are you OK with me doing it?’
Rylan Clark-Neal
I work in the studio all day, and then I go for a walk with my dog, listening to music on headphones. And Saturday and Sundays, work is strictly out of bounds. It has to be.
Gilbert O’Sullivan
No one can dictate what I will wear and I am strictly against such moral guardianship.
Mimi Chakraborty
So actually we didn’t have any contacts with UFO organizations. It was all strictly government.
Betty Hill
From a strictly articulatory point of view there is no succession of sounds.
Roman Jakobson
The CDU was a party that united different denominational and ideological currents. If the idea of a rightward shift means that we ignore those roots and only define ourselves as a conservative party, then I am strictly opposed.
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer
Among the enduring truths I keep bumping into when there is the luxury of time to get to know people or institutions, is that their decisions are often made for what are not, strictly speaking, reasons of logic.
Ken Auletta
I never do anything to strictly satisfy a fickle, ever-changing commercial world. I do the music I like to play. It’s the only way I feel comfortable existing in the industry.
Charlie Hunter
The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.
Abraham Lincoln
And strictly forbid that any quarrelling be at your meals.
Robert Grosseteste
It’s fantastic that ‘Strictly’ is beating ‘The X Factor’ for many reasons – but one of the main reasons is I think it’s a fantastic piece of variety television. It is live, varied TV whereby we are really hanging ourselves out by the seam of our pants.
Colin Salmon
I don’t get grumpy at a ‘Strictly’ level, you understand. We’re just making a television show – the person I’m dancing with can’t dance; they’re doing their best, and we’re not going to win the World Championships.
Anton du Beke
That would be getting up at 5 am… I don’t understand why film’s shoot such brutal hours. I think it’d be worth it to not be so strictly cost-effective and have an 8 hour day. The film’s would benefit in the end.
Terry Zwigoff
I’d like to do ‘Strictly’ because you learn something.
Declan Donnelly
There were talks about going into the jungle, ‘Strictly’ and ‘Big Brother’ – and I’m a good dancer so I’d smash ‘Strictly.’
James DeGale
I loved being a part of ‘Celebrity MasterChef.’ The process was scary and I was so out of my comfort zone but I’ve learnt so much. Doing something I’d never done before put me in the position of the celebs on ‘Strictly’ and because of that experience, I think i’ll be a better teacher because of it.
A. J. Pritchard
Strictly speaking, one never ‘keeps’ bees – one comes to terms with their wild nature.
Sue Hubbell
If I’m not doing ‘Strictly,’ I genuinely like to wake up and start with yoga, because it’s good for the mind, not just the body.
Dianne Buswell
Kate Middleton has no blue blood coursing through her veins. Her father, Michael, is self-made, and he and his wife have been very successful with their party business, but they are and always will be strictly middle class.
Penny Junor
My father was a teacher, and there were teachers all around, his friends, they were working for the Government and their behaviour was within strictly limited areas.
C. L. R. James
Perhaps the secret of living a holy life is to avoid every thing which will displease God and grieve the Spirit, and to be strictly attentive to the means of grace.
Adoniram Judson
I must be the only person in ‘Strictly’ history who’s actually put on weight during rehearsals.
Abbey Clancy
I wouldn’t say design has become strictly functional. A lot of cars these days look downright comic book to me, and the info-gadgets with which late industrial people spend the most time – phones, music players, etc. – are blobjects.
Scott Westerfeld
I am strictly against a European superstate.
Jean-Claude Juncker
Linguistics will have to recognise laws operating universally in language, and in a strictly rational manner, separating general phenomena from those restricted to one branch of languages or another.
Ferdinand de Saussure
The thing is, with doing our TV show ‘Strictly,’ and ‘Stand Up For Cancer’ and any shows I do for TV, it’s always so positive.
A. J. Pritchard
You only do ‘Strictly’ once, and I don’t want to have to worry about competing with Harry Judd!
Tom Fletcher
Kinsey was never a lawyer. She’s strictly blue collar.
Sue Grafton
Sometimes it leads me even to hesitate whether I am strictly correct in my idea that all men are born to equal rights, for their conduct seems to me to contravene the doctrine.
Benjamin F. Wade
Whatever fame or success we have right now came strictly from us playing. As long as we focus on music and not trying to be stars, I think we’ll be okay.
Trombone Shorty
It’s different today than it was then. In those days we were strictly amateurs. If I had wanted to stay in for the ’80 Olympics, my parents couldn’t have afforded it.
Dorothy Hamill
It’s strictly winning that is going to bring back the fan market.
Giancarlo Stanton
Some of the guys in Stone Sour, I think they just want to be a radio band and write strictly for radio and try to be more of a poppy rock band. And that’s not really what I’m into.
Jim Root
This is strictly personal opinion, not company policy, but I do think that we could do with having a USIA on steroids.
James Clapper
We have an older following with ‘Hairy Bikers,’ but ‘Strictly’ crosses all generations.
Dave Myers
If you’re living strictly for the future or living in the past, it can make your partner feel neglected. Make yourself focus on the moment you’re in.
Rachel Hollis
I don’t work very hard. I dye myself orange and I read out loud in the months from September to December when ‘Strictly’ is on.
Claudia Winkleman
One of the most heartening phenomena in today’s Britain is the great diversity of the modern nerd – the nerd is out and proud, and while she may love ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ merchandise more than is strictly warranted, she is in every way to be cherished as an exemplar of cosmopolitanism and tolerance.
Will Self
A state is better governed which has few laws, and those laws strictly observed.
Rene Descartes
When I started on ‘Strictly,’ I was terrified. Live television seemed like the most daunting thing in the world.
Darcey Bussell
I’m a massive fan of ‘Strictly’ so it’s incredible. I’m so happy that I can be a part of it.
Kelvin Fletcher
‘New Jack City’ and ‘Boyz ‘N the Hood’ are realities, but movies like ‘Strictly Business’ are realities, too.
Tommy Davidson
I’d worked in TV for a number of years before Strictly,’ doing kids’ telly and a couple of Saturday-night shows, but nothing on that scale.
Tess Daly
I’m horrendous at dancing but I think if you do ‘Strictly’, you go on to another level, and that’s a level I have never been at.
Robbie Savage
I once called EastEnders’ Patsy Palmer ‘a scrubber in a Puffa jacket who cries all the time’ on ‘Strictly.’ She said I wasn’t actually a dancer. That wasn’t my finest moment.
Craig Revel Horwood
‘Drake and Josh’ was strictly nine to five. We’d go in and know what we were doing, and ‘Superhero Movie’ was just nuttiness every day because there’s a joke every ten seconds.
Drake Bell
I just get really defensive as soon as anyone comes near my personal life. I made a decision early on that it’s strictly off-limits. No exceptions.
Samantha Morton
The doctor has advised me to eat home-cooked food and I follow that strictly.
Soham Chakraborty
I couldn’t shoot with both hands until I was a junior in college. I was strictly right-handed until then.
George Mikan
Would it be a big step forward for the LGBTQI community if there were same-sex couples on ‘Strictly?’ Do me a favour. Some things ain’t politics, and ‘Strictly’ is one of them.
Robert Rinder
University was a shock to the system. At times, I really thought I couldn’t do it. It’s the same with ‘Strictly.’ I’m completely out of my comfort zone.
Rachel Riley
One of the interesting things about the Ozarks is you just about don’t have street crime. It’s strictly between people who know each other. It really isn’t indiscriminate; it’s kind of between themselves.
Daniel Woodrell
Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
Jack Benny
I wanted to work strictly as a freelance actor, and that’s the way it turned out.
Pernell Roberts
In the music world, concerts unfold strictly according to plan. But, as I’d been finding out, in the book world, things keep changing by the second.
Dan Hill
I’ve watched ‘Strictly’ every single year. I think the only year I didn’t watch it was when I was on ‘X Factor!’ I was a bit busy in 2012! But apart from that, I’ve always watched it.
Rylan Clark-Neal
I had four fantastic years on ‘Strictly’ and they were honestly the best moments of my life – meeting friends, just seeing the whole team work.
A. J. Pritchard
Food does not rank high on my list. I eat to live, and I’m very particular about my diet. It’s strictly low fat diet for me.
Terence Lewis
Blackpool is absolutely huge in Strictly but when you come from South Africa and you have your first impressions and you arrive in Blackpool, well it’s different. It’s different let’s put it that way. But what I’ll also say, if you walk into the ballroom it’s absolutely spectacular.
Motsi Mabuse
If bloggers are to improve our public discourse – helping busy and usually uninformed people make sense of the world – it is necessary to use some sort of standard with which to judge their reliability. Perhaps the answer (strictly advisory) is a body of their peers. Perhaps not.
Eric Alterman
I always assign auditors to strictly supervise the businesses.
Robert Budi Hartono
Strictly’ is Saturday night fun. The pay’s not amazing.
Craig Revel Horwood
Strictly speaking, intensity in the weight training context refers to the amount of work required to achieve the activity and is proportional to the mass of the weights being lifted – that is, how heavy the weight is relative to how strong you are.
John Romaniello
When I made the switch from strictly entertainment news to more of these natural world documentaries, it’s really been all about wanting to make saving the world cool.
Ashlan Gorse Cousteau
I’ve been asked by ‘Big Brother,’ ‘I’m a Celebrity – Get Me Out of Here!,’ ‘Strictly’ and ‘Dancing on Ice,’ but it’s not for me.
Ricky Hatton
There are definitely strictly independent movies. ‘Gummo’ is one. Another is one I made, ‘Fresh,’ a $3 million movie which Boaz Yakin directed.
Lawrence Bender
Having been part of this wonderful show ever since series one, I know all too well what it’s like to perform to the nation on the famous ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ dancefloor.
Anton du Beke
I get asked to do panel shows, and reality stuff, like getting in a cage with a shark. I got asked to do a ‘Strictly’ special, but it’s not my bag. If I’m being interviewed, that’s OK, but anything else fills me with dread.
Suranne Jones
When I was trained as a journalist, as a race-relations reporter in Nashville covering the end of the civil-rights movement, we were strictly forbidden to use the first-person pronoun. There was kind of an electric charge around it. To come out from hiding and use the word ‘I’ carried a lot of fright for me.
Lawrence Wright
Christian values were important at home. Cleanliness. Don’t steal. Don’t lie. Those were the rules, and they were strictly enforced. Especially the stealing and lying. When you broke the rules, you got a beating. I always broke the rules a lot.
Jimmy Cliff
Lady Justice doesn’t have empathy for anyone. She rules strictly based upon the law, and that’s really the only way that our system can function properly under the Constitution.
Wendy Long
I first conceived of my far-future setting ‘Punktown’ in 1980, and though it contains ‘punk’ in its name, the term ‘cyberpunk’ hadn’t been coined yet. I took my inspiration strictly from punk music.
Jeffrey Thomas
I always enjoy the process, meeting somebody new and spending time with them and becoming friends with them. That has always been the joy of ‘Strictly’ for me, so I enjoy every year.
Anton du Beke
I always said it was my ambition to have a library – I have one – and my dream was to have a pool. Then ‘Strictly’ came along.
Ann Widdecombe
I couldn’t watch ‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Lord of the Rings,’ ‘House’… I was like strictly a ‘SpongeBob,’ Disney Channel, Nickelodeon kinda guy.
Joe Burrow