Struck Quotes

Struck Quotes by Raashi Khanna, Adi Godrej, Kat Von D, John Malkovich, Alfred Nobel, Randall Jarrell and many others.

I don't really get star struck.

I don’t really get star struck.
Raashi Khanna
In 2008, when the global financial crisis struck, it was a bad year for a lot of developing countries, and it manifested itself in consumer confidence.
Adi Godrej
For ‘Brow Struck’, I really wanted it to be able to create natural-looking brows. So we found this really innovative formula that has a very specific type of shimmer that has a reflectiveness to it. Eyebrows are not naturally matte, so the point of this formula is to really mirror that.
Kat Von D
I think 1973 was the nadir of fashion. When you watch the coverage from that era, you’re struck by the astonishing ugliness of the clothes.
John Malkovich
The first time I saw nitroglycerine was in the beginning of the Crimean War. Professor Zinin in St. Petersburg exhibited some to my father and me, and struck some on an anvil to show that only the part touched by the hammer exploded without spreading.
Alfred Nobel
A poet is a man who manages, in a lifetime of standing out in thunderstorms, to be struck by lightning five or six times.
Randall Jarrell
The thing that’s always struck me about Coach Marinelli’s defenses is how fast and aggressive they play.
Josh McDaniels
I am struck by how, walking down the street, I’m rarely made aware of my race, but that among journalists, race is absolutely massive.
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Tragedy struck the family when I was 10 days old. My eldest brother was killed in a car accident. He was six. My grandmother survived the incident, but the loss devastated my parents. I think they went into shock for a couple of years.
Sofia Helin
The Pulitzer Prize was established when Joseph Pulitzer died in 1911, leaving a bequest to create the eponymous award. An immigrant from Hungary, Pulitzer struck it rich by combining the ‘St. Louis Post’ and the ‘St. Louis Dispatch’ to make the – wait for it – ‘St. Louis Post-Dispatch.’
Nell Scovell
There’s been a long lineage of a stranger in a strange land, whether it’s ‘E.T.,’ ‘Starman,’ or other movies about trying to connect with humanity; it struck me that’s what a Superman story really is.
David S. Goyer
It’s always struck me as unfair that writing has so little sensation when it’s going well.
Francis Spufford
We struck out on our own in suburbia with parents who actually helped us get where we needed to go.
Nancy Wilson
It struck me that most businesses have less than 100 employees, but most payroll services were going after bigger companies.
Tom Golisano
Talking about covers, whether visually or sonically, if a particular combination of notes struck a chord in your heart in a way that you want to be a part of it by covering that song, then there’s nothing wrong with it.
Ville Valo
‘Entourage’ is almost required watching in L.A., and everyone seems to have story suggestions for the show itself, which is amazing because it makes you realize the show’s really struck a chord and found its audience.
Kevin Connolly
I’ve always been struck by how unsuspicious people are in general, if you tell them what you’re about.
Martin Cruz Smith
Their scrambled attention spans struck me as a metaphor for the way we get our doses of reality these days.
Bill Griffith
When I heard of the ‘garden bridge’ idea, it seemed so clear and powerful, the notion of using nature to scale down an enormous piece of potentially wind-swept exposed link. That’s what struck me – not treating the bridge just as a link, but as a place.
Thomas Heatherwick
If one looks at the different problems of the integral calculus which arise naturally when one wishes to go deep into the different parts of physics, it is impossible not to be struck by the analogies existing.
Henri Poincare
I am often struck by the anxious inferiority many well-educated British people display towards the U.S., particularly Londoners dazzled by New York, when many postcolonials are accustomed to regarding Britain’s old imperial cosmopolis as the true capital of the western world.
Pankaj Mishra
Three months after reaching the U.S., hurricane Sandy struck, and I had to spend four days in the university shelter. Though I have worked for projects on environment displacement in the past, it was the first time that I actually experienced one and understood how attached one can be to your regular shelter.
Padmapriya Janakiraman
My role in Nandita Das’ ‘Firaaq’ as a woman too impotent to intervene when her community resorts to brutality and violence has struck a chord wherever the film has been screened.
Deepti Naval
They were just kind of simultaneous – the film ending and the sets being destroyed. I was struck the first time I saw the Great Hall become a big pile of burning rubble and getting scattered around. It’s really quite shocking for the fans.
Rupert Grint
From taking photographs of George and Charlotte, I have been struck by the wonderful lack of self-consciousness that you see in photographs of children, without the self-awareness that adults generally feel.
Kate Middleton
The decision to use a pen name was nothing more than a desire to compartmentalise my life. However, I had not thought about an appropriate pseudonym, and since there’s an abundance of anagrams in the novel, the idea struck me: why not use an anagram of my name? Hence, Shawn Haigins.
Ashwin Sanghi
I can’t ever remember being struck by lightning when making a big decision. It’s always about taking in more and more data points and making tack adjustments as you figure it out. I call customers, suppliers, industry analysts and try to get as much information as possible.
Michael Dell
When my editor sent me the first two images of Joker’s daughter, I was struck by how confident she looked despite her boney appearance and horribly scarred face. So I starting thinking, how did Duela gain such confidence in a world that prizes beauty?
Ann Nocenti
When I travel the country, I am often struck by how much we actually have in common. It’s much more powerful than how much there is that’s reported that divides us.
David Muir
I look at the Samurai because they were the artists of their time. What I think struck me when I read Bushido is compassion. ‘If there’s no one there to help, go out and find someone to help.’ That hit me, because I try to lead my life like that.
Tom Cruise
I wanted to be a writer first, and I struck out in the world to be a writer first, and then found stand-up as a more creative outlet, as a 3D way to be creative.
B. J. Novak
I was a wife and mother, blameless in moral life, with a deep sense of duty and a proud self-respect; it was while I was this that doubt struck me, and while I was in the guarded circle of the home, with no dream of outside work or outside liberty, that I lost all faith in Christianity.
Annie Besant
I am struck by the fact that personal faith and political agendas are intertwined more closely now than at any other time in recent history.
David Price
I remember from my earliest years people speaking, you know, in a certain kind of rhythm and telling stories and sharing experiences in a way that was different in Indian country than it was other places. And I was really struck by this and obviously very affected by it, because it’s always come out in my songs.
Robbie Robertson
If my mum or my wife says that something isn’t funny, I know I’ve struck gold.
Peter Kay
I met Jack Nicholson when I was about 10 at a party of my uncle’s, and it wasn’t so much that I knew his films because I was small, but he wore sunglasses inside at night and I thought that must mean he was very important and was suitably star struck by his charismatic presence.
Emilia Fox
The idea for ‘Conversations with Friends’ – two college students who befriend a married couple – struck me at first as a concept for a short story. I started to write it under the title ‘Melissa,’ and eventually, it got too long.
Sally Rooney
I shop only at thrift stores and vintage stores. In New York, I like a place called Star Struck, and a place called The Family Jewels.
Ezra Miller
My little niece used to call me and say ‘I like watching that Uncle Darren, can I have a T-shirt of AJ Lee’ and I went ‘they don’t make any’ and it just struck me. We have Rey Mysterio for little boys. But we don’t have anything for little girls.
William Regal
I met Cary Grant once, and I was absolutely star struck. I got his autograph.
David Hasselhoff
In college, I used to underline sentences that struck me, that made me look up from the page. They were not necessarily the same sentences the professors pointed out, which would turn up for further explication on an exam. I noted them for their clarity, their rhythm, their beauty and their enchantment.
Jhumpa Lahiri
In films, you are a commodity. You are a look, something that the camera really likes, something that has struck an audience in a certain way. It’s not really so much about transforming yourself the way actors do onstage. I think there’s a difference between the skill of acting in movies and onstage.
Brooke Adams
When Katrina struck in 2005, roughly 300 deaths were recorded at hospitals, long-term care facilities and in nursing homes, according to a recently published study of death certificates and disaster mortuary team records. Many of them might have been saved if they had been evacuated sooner.
Sheri Fink
A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
James Dickey
I’m still overwhelmed and, at the same time, kind of star struck that I am part of this New England Patriots organization.
Randy Moss
We are all instruments endowed with feeling and memory. Our senses are so many strings that are struck by surrounding objects and that also frequently strike themselves.
Denis Diderot
I have struck a city – a real city – and they call it Chicago… I urgently desire never to see it again. It is inhabited by savages.
Rudyard Kipling
It was failing part of my Ph.D. that led me into novel-writing. By then I was 29, had remarried and had a second baby. It struck me that I’d lost my path in life and I felt frustrated. That’s when I started to write.
Kate Atkinson
I’m drawn as well to the lower echelons of things because it struck me a long time ago that it didn’t really matter on what level people were working on anything; it was just as important to them as the people working on what’s perceived as a higher level.
Christopher Guest
I’m a big soccer fan, so any soccer player that I meet, I always get star struck. I’ve met a lot of big stars – Justin Timberlake, Michael Buble – and I don’t ever get starstruck, but when I met famous ex-football players, I just got completely starstruck.
Olly Murs
I’ve always been struck by the complexity of a world where drugs kill and cure. Where no one is immune.
Antonia Bird
I have never experienced anything like walking out onto the stage of an oversold venue and, before the first note is struck, realizing that there is not going to be enough oxygen for all of us.
Henry Rollins
I’m struck these days by how often people come up to me and ask to take a photograph instead of shaking hands, meeting one’s eyes, and having an actual conversation.
Anna Wintour
I told Prince Philip that, having met them both, I was struck, not by the differences between him and Charles, but by their similarities.
Gyles Brandreth
I am struck by the memories of all of the fantastic Links ladies who worked so hard to host the Ebony Fashion Fair shows.
Linda Johnson Rice
Firing off 1,000 or 500 or 2,000 nuclear warheads on a few minutes’ consideration has always struck me as an absurd way to go to war.
William Odom
When I was first in the locker room with The Undertaker and John Cena it was very strange. But it gets to a point that these are going to be guys you are working with you get over that pretty quickly. You can’t be star struck.
Wade Barrett
The ‘Chronicles of Narnia’ have been favourites of mine since my childhood when I misread ‘Aslan’ as ‘Alsatian’ and was struck by the genius of naming a lion after a dog!
Chris Riddell
When I was first elected to parliament 18 years ago, one of the many things that struck me and that I still feel now is how the Labour Party, the party of collective action, can, at MP level and above, behave in such an individualistic way.
Bob Ainsworth
In life, you are struck by the importance of presence, of the small moments of meaning, the miracle of your child’s breath, the feelings of deep human connection. When you are thinking about technology, your mind is not on all of that.
Sherry Turkle
I was drawn to the guitar, and still am, because it struck me as the most soulful instrument.
Jose Feliciano
Oftentimes, when I was reporting on conflict somewhere in the world or prison or wherever I might be, I’d be struck by the fact that religious beliefs were sometimes transformative, sometimes a motivation for violence.
Lawrence Wright
When a ball is struck with more velocity and at the right angle to create the most distance, you end up with a bomb.
Gabe Kapler
Looking back at my high school years, I’m struck by how slowly history can move.
Frank Rich
I was born in 1951 in Kalgoorlie, a prosperous mining town 370 miles east of Perth, Western Australia. Kalgoorlie was a gold rush town which sprang up in the desert after the Irishman Paddy Hannan struck gold there in 1892.
Barry Marshall
I think one of the things that was a huge surprise to everyone with ‘Silence of the Lambs’ was that that was an Oscar-winning horror movie. It struck such a nerve with audiences that it was a very particular, special experience.
Bryan Fuller
I’ve never really been star struck. I was a little bit taken aback when I was doing a chat show recently and I was sat in the make-up chair chatting to a guy say next to me but I couldn’t look round and see who it was, it was only when I got up I realised it had been Bryan Adams I’d been talking to!
Richard Fleeshman
I’ve never liked the moment of seeing something beautiful – a sunset, a moose, an elephant – and then raising a camera and trying to capture it for some future moment. That’s always struck me as strange.
Joseph Monninger
Look at ‘Dulhe Raja.’ It was a film made very quietly on the sidelines, and suddenly, when the film was released, it struck gold. I never expected the film to do well.
Raveena Tandon
I could, of course, have written about the film world and the jealousy there and the frequent belief that others don’t have talent. But, for some reason, it just struck me to write about art.
David Thewlis
I started in business journalism from the outside, so when I started writing about markets and business, I was struck by the fact that markets seemed to work well even though people are often irrational, lack good information and are not perfect in the way they think about decisions.
James Surowiecki
I love horror. It’s funny, because ‘The Invitation’ never struck me as horror, but it’s definitely that type of thriller.
Karyn Kusama
I was pretty young when my father was prime minister, so it wasn’t really a big part of my life. My folks were away a lot, meeting foreign dignitaries and that sort of thing, but it never struck me as odd. If anything it allowed me to get into all sorts of mischief.
Julian McMahon
It has often struck me that the relation of two important members of the social body to one another has never been sufficiently considered, or treated of, so far as I know, either by the philosopher or the poet.
James Payn
In Little League back in Oklahoma, I struck out 14 batters in a six-inning game, and we won the state championship.
Jimmy Walker
I think that at some point the NFL and the NCAA years ago or decades ago, whenever the time frame is kind of struck up that agreement as a ‘we’ll take care of you, you take care of us.’
Greg Olsen
During the Jim Crow era, poll taxes and literacy tests kept the African-Americans from polls. But today, felon disenfranchisement laws accomplished what poll taxes and literacy tests ultimately could not, because those laws were struck down. But felony disenfranchisement laws had been allowed to stand.
Michelle Alexander
Every party conference season, I’m struck by how much is spent on lobbying by the public affairs industry.
Kemi Badenoch
IVF became the only way for us to have children after I was treated for Hodgkin’s lymphoma 10 years ago with fertility-destroying chemotherapy. And while the cancer treatment was predictably punishing for me, I was struck by the anguish of the IVF process and in particularly the failed cycle.
Grant Shapps
Whenever I ask myself what blackness means to me, I am struck by the parallels that exist between my predicament and that of many Western Jews, who struggle with questions of assimilation at a time when marrying outside the faith is common.
Thomas Chatterton Williams
I honestly thought that since I didn’t associate myself with any people or groups who were outwardly racist, and I didn’t act in a way that struck me as racist, that this meant that I myself was not a racist, and that racism wasn’t a huge issue.
Joe Thomas
Terrorism should be struck down with an iron hand.
Shabana Azmi
In 2006, I argued and won Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, a Supreme Court case that struck down President George W. Bush’s use of military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay.
Neal Katyal
I have heard from many readers since ‘The Girl in the Blue Beret’ came out. The story of my airline pilot, former B-17 bomber pilot Marshall Stone, on his search to find the people who helped him during World War II has struck a chord.
Bobbie Ann Mason
For me, as much fun as it is to watch wrestling is, actually wrestling is what struck a chord with me.
Matt Sydal
The idea of creating film scores was terrifying for many years, into my 30s. It struck me as a career of doing 30-page term papers the night before they’re due.
Thomas Newman
I am not struck so much by the diversity of testimony as by the many-sidedness of truth.
Stanley Baldwin
I never expect those type of dudes to even listen to my music but for one of those Juggalos to come up to me like, ‘Man, that ‘All My Life’ record, man you was talking to me.’ That struck me like, ‘Damn, maybe people, you never know who’s listening and who you might be touching with your music.’
Jay Rock
On Memorial Day, I was out floating on Lake Norman and came across Denny Hamlin. We struck up a conversation, and one of the first things we were talking about was how much it helped him when he started racing the Cup car and how much it helped his Nationwide program.
Danica Patrick
I took a while to fall in love with Val d’Isere. It was November 1985 and, keen to delay getting a ‘serious job’ after university, I had signed up for a season as a chalet girl. What struck me first back then, as I rolled into town on the Bladon Lines bus, was the sheer ugliness of the place.
Mary Nightingale
I am struck by how casually we as a nation react to the carnage in Iraq.
Charles B. Rangel
I struck upon this kind of crazy idea that I was going to go to New York and stop 10,000 people on the streets and take their portrait and create kind of a photographic census of the city.
Brandon Stanton
I’ve never been so star struck in my life as when I met President Obama and Bill Clinton… and at the same time, no less! I’m not one to be at a loss for words, and that was a moment when I really was speechless. It was a big, big night.
Megan Hilty
Trump did not spring out of nowhere, and I was struck by how prescient writers like Alexis de Tocqueville and George Orwell and Hannah Arendt were about how those in power get to define what the truth is.
Michiko Kakutani
In grammar school I read ‘Act One’ by Moss Hart, and being a playwright struck me as the most magical and romantic career anyone could have… But I never did write a play.
Alice McDermott
One of the things that struck me is how authentic ‘Shark Tank’ is. I don’t know how more real it can be. You have no prior knowledge about the entrepreneurs.
Chris Sacca
In terms of what influenced me, I grew up on The Beatles, and I always was struck by their dry British sense of humor.
Kyle Gass
Most of all, I am struck by an irony central to the lot of a purebred dog: As it attains the hallmarks of its breed, it seems to simultaneously relinquish its basic dogginess, until it is less a dog than a Pomeranian, Collie or Bloodhound.
Jean Hanff Korelitz
Rereading ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ I was struck by what I had forgotten of the book: in a manner of pages, we encounter shame, history, ruin, conflicting stories, and wounds badly healed; in short, the South.
Kevin Young
I spent a weekend in the White House with President Clinton, back in ’99, I guess. We played golf and just hung out and talked on many subjects. I saw him several times subsequently in L.A. He’s the smartest man I ever met, a great politician. Everybody was star struck around him.
Dennis Quaid
With Nani, what struck me was his confidence. It has been a revelation. Nani, the most confident actor and it is a pleasure to work with him. Will do a film with him anytime given a chance.
Gautham Menon
While at Harvard, I was struck by the palpable sense of noblesse oblige that surrounds their sophisticated outreach and bursary programmes. It is almost as if they view extending opportunity to disadvantaged individuals as their highest mission.
David Lammy
In fact, it struck me when we invaded last year that if we did it without European and East Asian support, we were risking losing our alliance in Europe in exchange for Iraq, and that is a very undesirable exchange.
William Odom
I’m personally more struck by visual things more than musical.
Lana Del Rey
My dad said, ‘Cam, you can make this situation a dream or you can make this situation a nightmare.’ That struck a fire under me. That was my drive.
Cam Newton
There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.
Lynn Coady
I was a TV producer at a noncommercial station, and we were producing some good documentaries – on Head Start, on poverty. But I was struck by the children, and the damage that poverty was doing to them. I didn’t think filming them was helping much, so I wondered how we could use TV for them, to teach them.
Joan Ganz Cooney
My own life was filled with so much love and joy that when depression struck, it was like a prison door slamming shut and I was being placed in an isolation cell. No one else could possibly be feeling what I was. I hated my depression and all of its symptoms.
Susan Polis Schutz
I’ve always felt I struck out with Doris Day. Her son, Terry Melcher, was a producer I worked for at Columbia, and one day, he asked me to go to her house to play piano on a song she was doing. So I get there, and she has about 30 dogs running around the place – turns out she’s a dog rescuer.
Leon Russell
Livability has always struck me as a consolation prize.
Jonathan Raymond
The thing which attracted me to Google and to the Internet in general is that it’s a great equalizer. I’ve always been struck by the fact that Google search worked the same, as long as you had access to a computer with connectivity, if you’re a rural kid anywhere or a professor at Stanford or Harvard.
Sundar Pichai
Getting to meet other artists that I admire is one of the best parts of my job. I don’t know if I’d say ‘star struck’ as much as excited to hear other peoples’ ideas.
Mark Hoppus
Soon I was using the fish weight for everything. I crushed boiled Yukon golds for the ultimate crispy-crunchy smashed potatoes. I struck the delicate balance of charring vegetables while maintaining their crisp-tender texture.
Sohla El-Waylly
In my experience, and that of a lot of other women writers, all of the questions coming at them from interviewers tend to be about how lucky they are to be where they are – about luck and identity and how the idea struck them.
Eleanor Catton
I was struck by the way Europeans see history as something neatly linear. For me, it’s not that; it’s not some kind of straight railway.
Richard Flanagan
Has it struck you that the music which is regarded as the most sublime in western civilization, which is the music of Bach, is called baroque?
Pierre Schaeffer
The constant is always mythologies and the very first stories that we have. All of the movies that last, that you return to, the movies that struck you as a kid and continue to open up to you 10 years later and 10 years after that – those are the movies I want to make. Those things are eternal.
Brie Larson
Not surprisingly, my parents’ generation did everything they could to make life easier for their own children. Was that good for us? I wonder. It certainly didn’t do us any good from a cultural point of view. I’m struck by how few boomers have embraced adult culture in middle age.
Terry Teachout
Decorators never quite saw the point of massing books. Books brought colour to a room and filled it up, but shelves bearing just one thing struck them as a decorative display opportunity tragically lost.
Peter York
‘Twin Peaks’ is so phenomenal. And it worked because they struck the right tone: they brought intelligence to it, and the mystery itself was compelling.
Luke Perry
I picked up the guitar at 12 yrs old – basically, my mother and father bought it for me for Christmas. I played one at my friend’s house; when I say played it, I just played around with it at my friend’s house. It just struck me as something I really wanted.
Greg Lake
I started writing ‘The Lord of Opium’ in 2008 and produced about 80 pages before disaster struck. Three eye operations nearly put an end to my career.
Nancy Farmer
I met Forest Whitaker on ‘Our Family Wedding’ and we struck up a real bond and friendship.
Rick Famuyiwa
My mom told me that when the car struck me, I landed 80 feet off the road. When they found me, I was curled up in a ball with my left leg mangled and twisted and almost severed in two. They all thought I was dead.
Sara Evans
If a strong government finds that it can, with impunity, destroy a weak people, then the hour has struck for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.
Haile Selassie
I’ll be 40 this year but honestly would not consider surgery; all my beauty icons are women with expressive faces. Isabelle Huppert ages so beautifully and gracefully, as have Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. I am struck by their expressive beauty.
Thandie Newton
There is stuff going on inside me. But I have always been told to go out there and pitch like you can’t tell if you just struck somebody out or just gave up a home run. If something bad happens, I don’t dwell on it. Just give me the ball and let me pitch.
Drew Pomeranz
I have never made fun of religion. Religion is something I don’t even want to mess with, because I am really afraid of the clouds opening up and my being struck by lightning.
Alice Cooper
That moment was very important because it was political. That’s what has to be done, so they struck a deal. She figures his is a well-thought-out motivation that she felt was worthy trade-off. The motivation here is survival, and she has to think like a leader.
Mary McDonnell
And what always struck me about that war period was how even Churchill had to talk socialism to keep up people’s morale.
Barbara Castle
I am the third generation of women in my family to be struck with a gynecologic cancer. Because of this legacy, we have been genetically tested.
Camille Grammer
My love of running developed when I got older. At school it filled me with dread and the idea of running around the sports pitches struck me with a nameless fear.
Freddie Fox
When my stepmother had my sister, Katharine Hepburn dropped by to say hello. She came with George Cukor, who wasn’t a star, but he was a famous director. He was also my grandmother’s best friend, so I knew him well as a kid. But when George showed up with Katharine Hepburn, I was utterly star struck.
Tony Goldwyn
I spend way too much time watching television, going to sports games, going to movies. It struck me that there’s an awful lot of data in the public domain for these sectors. The movie industry publishes weekly sales numbers – not many industries do.
Anita Elberse
I knew William Burroughs really well, and I was always star struck being around him. I adored him.
Patti Smith
We approached Athens from the north in early twilight, climbing a hill. When we reached its peak, we were dazzled to look down and see the Acropolis struck by one beam of the setting sun, as if posing for a picture.
Donald Hall
Every time an article is written about me or any of my contemporaries who’s had the fortune and discipline to look good at a certain age, I am struck by the tone of astonishment, and the certainty that something is being done secretively to beat the devil.
Joan Collins
The music began, and it was one of those life-changing moments. I saw an artist, Janis Joplin. She was exhilarating. She was vibrating. And she was like no other artist that I had ever seen before… It struck me that hard. Maybe the word is epiphany, when you get that special sensation.
Clive Davis
I did meet Edward Olmos at the ‘Filly Brown’ premiere, but I was such a nerd. I could only muster out a really quiet ‘Hi,’ before I turned bright red all over. I definitely got star struck.
Lindsey Morgan
At the moment, I’m afraid that the discipline system doesn’t give teachers the support that they need. One thing that I’ve been struck by is that the number of violent assaults on teachers increased last year. We need to be clear that teachers have the power they need in order to impose discipline.
Michael Gove
I was quite solitary for ‘Hitman.’ I was quite apart. He struck me as a very sad individual. There was a mournful quality there.
Rupert Friend
Tom Waits is someone who has really struck me, ever since I was a kid. He’s really a big deal for me.
Brian Fallon
Any time I saw people treated unfairly because of race, creed, whatever – it struck a nerve.
Robert Redford
I think I’d be pretty star struck over John Mayer. I’m a big fan of his music, and I think he’s great.
Sterling Knight
It’s a facet of the gay rights movement that people don’t think about enough. Why suddenly marriage equality? Because it wasn’t until 1981 that the court struck down Louisiana’s ‘head and master rule,’ that the husband was head and master of the house.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
When I moved to Brighton from London in 1995, I was struck by what I thought of as its townliness. A town, it seemed to me, was that perfect place to live, neither city nor country, both of which like to think they are light years apart but actually have a great deal in common.
Julie Burchill
It goes back to the starfish. That’s when the light bulb really popped over my head. We’d found one on the beach, and I was struck by what astonishing creatures they are, talking with Dad about how they regenerate.
Nick Sagan
I think I had struck on a combination of imagery and politics that worked.
Faith Ringgold
When I first watched Bette Davis in ‘All About Eve’, I was struck by how much I felt that she is Margo Channing and that she’s Bette Davis, where she was able to do both, where you’re like, ‘What an icon.’
Tavi Gevinson
I did see – and it really struck me – the late, great Tim Pigott Smith and Michelle Dockery doing ‘Pygmalion’ at the Old Vic. That was amazing. I remember being rocked to the core by that.
Harry Hadden-Paton
We all remember the people who won the World Series and not the guy who struck out.
John Rampton
The first time I saw ‘Sunset Boulevard’ I was probably eight or nine years old, and it really struck me how it’s so simply put and elegant, yet there’s so much going on.
Jennifer Lynch
The United States is much further along because its financial crisis struck three years before Europe’s, in 2008, causing headwinds that have pressured it ever since.
Roger Altman
Imagine the possibilities if humanity banded together before disaster struck to relieve everyday suffering worldwide.
Christy Turlington
I am struck by the wild character of this land and, as the Kazak herders often do, I have the urge to sing.
Tim Cope
The only reason I would write a sequel is if I were struck by an idea that I felt to be equal to the original. Too many sequels diminish the original.
Dean Koontz
This ship was a league from us, and some of the men would have taken her, and I would not consent to it, and this Moore said I always hindered them making their fortunes. Was that not the reason I struck him? Was there a mutiny on board?
William Kidd
It is hard to rationalise or explain why you love what you love. But I have always been interested in science and maths, and in high school I was struck that you could use maths to understand nature and science.
Serge Haroche
Believe me, I don’t take that lightly. To have struck gold twice with ‘Rent’ and ‘Wicked.’ I know it’s rare and I’m very lucky to have that kind of phenomenon in my life. They’re not just great shows, they’re shows that resonate with young audiences.
Idina Menzel
I was six years old when ‘The Little Mermaid’ was released in 1989 and was immediately struck by the fiery-maned, melodic-voiced, tail-swinging mermaid protagonist. She spoke to me on levels deeper than her father’s oceanic kingdom.
Janet Mock
When I first came to Australia, one thing that struck me was how everything closed early. Singapore is very much a 24/7 place. You can get good food any time of the day – in the middle of the night, even.
Ronny Chieng
When you’re up there and everything feels good and you’re competing against the pitcher and the pitcher strikes you out, you’re like, ‘OK, yeah, I struck out, but that’s OK.’
J. D. Martinez
I am not the only scientist to be struck by the power and meaning of Lamium album in bloom.
Hope Jahren
I did a ski festival in Austria once. I was struck by how friendly Austrians were, before gradually realising it’s more that Glaswegians are awful.
Frankie Boyle
Indeed, it is measure of how little we know about Cleopatra that the only images of her are either the coins she struck, bearing very unflattering official portraits of her, or some doubtful busts, which may be of other women imitating her coiffure.
Michael Korda
Architecture struck me between the eye and the eyeball.
Louis Kahn
I’m always struck when I go somewhere I’ve never been before, especially if it’s in my home town, by just how different the atmosphere can be, and how disorienting it can be – especially if there’s any kind of trouble.
Kenneth Lonergan
The thing that struck me most about the Mount St. Helens project was not the devastation of the eruption, but the logging industry – the earth transformed on that scale by humans.
David Maisel
I was always struck by how Picasso had no interest in music.
David Hockney
I have never been sorry to see my sets being struck, provided they are well photographed. They’re not works of art but part of making a film.
Ken Adam
I was on my bike, cycling to Stanford, and it struck me that a week had gone by without my having a phone. And everything was just fine. Better than fine, actually. I felt more relaxed, carefree, happier.
Steve Hilton
While that wasn’t first and foremost in my mind, you can’t get into this without being struck, on one side, by how far we’ve come, and then the other side, by how little things have changed.
Bill Condon
I was always sort of mystified and excited about the world of country music. Something about it struck me as enchanted.
Grace Potter
When Larry and Sergey founded Google Search, one of the things that struck me is that it was available for everyone to use. We deeply desire our services to work for everyone. And that inherently means we have to work with partners. That is the thesis underlying everything we do.
Sundar Pichai
At the age of two-and-a-half, I was run down by a truck. I had gone rogue in the house while my mother was bathing my sister. I went outside and met a friend who promised me candy. Afterward, I walked back by myself across the road where I fell down in the street. A 15-year-old boy delivering bread struck me down.
Trudie Styler
I don’t really get star-struck, but I do get talent struck. If I meet somebody that I think is just wildly talented and brilliant, that’s when I start getting nervous.
Kate Bosworth
False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing.
Joseph de Maistre
Speaking to numerous teachers and nurses, I am consistently struck by the sense of mission they have about their work.
Charles Kennedy
When the Internet publicity began, I remember being struck by how much the world was not the way we thought it was, that there was infinite variation in how people viewed the world.
Eric Schmidt
I used to write travel essays, and I was struck by how the fact of writing about a place would change my relationship with it. I would make completely different choices, do things I wouldn’t have normally, because I had to fill this narrative shape.
Chelsea Cain
Listening to the stories told in jazz music and how those artists expressed their truths about the times and what they were dealing with is what struck me the most.
Andra Day
I like the two worlds coming together in the Internet space, which is so up for grabs… It all struck me when I heard about Twitter and Instagram, how it’s like notes you pass in class. If someone’s passing you a note, you really should be doing something else, and instead you’re like, oh, ‘What are you doing?’
Parker Posey
We struck an unusual deal. I’ll get to leave CNN with my catalog and documentaries. We were able to create a brand at CNN – ‘Black in America’ – that I now own. I can take that brand and extend it in any way I want.
Soledad O’Brien
I don’t usually get star struck, but I met Sir Paul McCartney randomly on Sunset Boulevard a few years ago, and I lost it! I couldn’t breathe, I couldn’t think, and I didn’t know how to speak. It was crazy. He was nice enough to talk to my family and me for 10 minutes, but I remember babbling away about nonsense.
Sterling Knight
Seeing how the kids react to you is pretty awesome. Not necessarily that they’re star struck, but they’re shy. They’re kids. They don’t know how to act to a new person.
Anthony Rendon
I’ve had a lot of very positive feedback about those stories, and seem to have struck upon something that most people feel. I can also tap dance, and don’t know many other authors who can.
Paul Kane
I was in my office when – on 9/11. I think I had a number of meetings scheduled. I was just getting to know the bureau. And somebody walked in and said the first plane had – or a plane had struck the World Trade Center, one of the towers.
Robert Mueller
As I was researching, I was struck by how similar the Boxers were to Joan of Arc. Joan was basically a French Boxer. She was a poor teenager who wanted to do something about the foreign aggressors invading her homeland.
Gene Luen Yang
I always knew I was brainy. It struck me when I was a child that I wanted to be an adult because I never felt I belonged among children whose minds were so much simpler than mine.
Maximillian Degenerez
This bored fantastic woman, with her animal nature, giving herself the pleasure of seeing her enemy struck down, not a particularly keen one for her because she is so weary of having all her desires satisfied.
Gustave Moreau
When I was 10 or 11, I was on this TV series called ‘Dead Man’s Gun’ and Henry Winkler was a guest star. He hung out with me and my brother the whole time. We had no idea who he was. Our parents were star struck.
Reece Thompson
It suddenly struck me – I’m 70 years old. I wonder if I could possibly end my life the way I started it: doing the most joyful thing I ever did, which is to sing.
Polly Bergen
My teacher Tom Spanbauer, the man who got me started writing in his workshop, used to say: ‘Writers write because they weren’t invited to a party.’ That always struck so true, and people always nod their heads when they hear that. Especially writers.
Chuck Palahniuk
It seems that it had been destined before that I should occupy myself so thoroughly with the vulture, for it comes to my mind as a very early memory, when I was still in the cradle, a vulture came down to me, he opened my mouth with his tail and struck me a few times with his tail against my lips.
Leonardo da Vinci
A young ballplayer looks on his first spring training trip as a stage struck young woman regards the theater.
Christy Mathewson
Song of Ireland’ struck a chord in Ireland. There are tons of Rabbitts there.
Eddie Rabbitt
I was shot down by a fifth ball, which struck me squarely in the face, and passed out.
John Brown Gordon
I was struck after 9/11 by what seemed the assumption that everyone bereaved by that event was suffering the same thing. I wanted to explore how individual grief is, how complicated, how colored by the complexity of the mourner’s relationship with the person who’s died.
Sue Miller
In America all too few blows are struck into flesh. We kill the spirit here, we are experts at that. We use psychic bullets and kill each other cell by cell.
Norman Mailer
The man or country that fights priestcraft and priests is to my mind striking deeper for freedom than can be struck anywhere.
George Meredith
I was struck by Suu Kyi’s warmth and generosity. No matter how petite she looks, she exudes amazing strength. More than anything else, I felt like I already knew her, like she was an old friend, because I’d been watching her so intently, and she was exactly what I had figured she would be.
Michelle Yeoh
Women in pro-ams are always telling me about all the business deals they’ve struck on the golf course playing with their male work colleagues.
Paula Creamer
I was nearly struck by lightning on an excavation in Turkey.
Mary Beard
The poor lifestyle I had been leading made my body susceptible to diseases. Had it not been cancer, some other malady would have struck me.
Manisha Koirala
The first time I landed in New York and got a cab to my hotel, I was completely struck by it: a feeling of life and chaos, 24 hours around the clock, just like in London. And whatever your problem is, it’s insignificant. You’re just a small part of something very big.
America Ferrera
When I’ve seen my operas in Europe, they have always struck me as more American than when I hear them here. I can’t tell you what that phenomenon is.
Carlisle Floyd
What’s been missing from regions outside of Silicon Valley is a ‘playbook.’ In American football, a playbook contains a sports team’s strategies and plays. It struck me that every region needs its own industry playbook on how to compete globally.
Steve Blank
We want to demystify and present things in real talk. That’s why Into the Gloss struck a nerve. Glossier is not much different. We’re providing this rich environment around products that help consumers understand their benefit.
Emily Weiss
I came back from Standing Rock, and one of the things that struck me was their respect for elders. It was something that I felt like I needed to work on in my life.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
The world is all gates, all opportunities, strings of tension waiting to be struck.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Friends told me not to bother with the silents – they’re jerky, poorly photographed and ludicrously badly acted. But I was immediately struck by the freshness and vitality of these films.
Kevin Brownlow
Why is the sky blue? Why is the grass green? Why is metal a conductor of electricity, and wood is not, but you’re more likely to be struck by lightning when standing under a tree? These are questions that require science to answer.
Standing at my door, I heard the discharge of a gun, and in four or five seconds of time, after the discharge, the small shot came rattling about me, one or two of which struck the house; which plainly demonstrates that the velocity of sound is greater than that of a cannon bullet.
Benjamin Banneker
I entered the diocesan seminary. I liked the Dominicans, and I had Dominican friends. But then I chose the Society of Jesus, which I knew well because the seminary was entrusted to the Jesuits. Three things in particular struck me about the Society: the missionary spirit, community and discipline.
Pope Francis
It’s funny, because people always say when they meet me, having read me – or they read me, having met me – that they are struck by how the tone is pretty similar, in real life and in the books.
Geoff Dyer
I am struck that so many of our leaders in the U.S. forget how strong our country can be.
Jamie Dimon
I have encountered thousands of value investors over the years and am constantly struck by their differences – and their similarities.
Whitney Tilson
What has struck me about the political world, as opposed to the business world, is that rational discourse has become all but impossible. All too often, arguments are conducted not on the basis of facts but on the basis of emotion – and, honestly, it is no fun being abused in the pages of tabloid newspapers or online.
Gina Miller
During the 1970s and 1980s Gibson did use my likeness, but we never signed anything. This new Signature model is the first time we struck a formal written deal for a guitar with my name on it.
Neal Schon
Recently, I looked back at my first manuscripts and was struck by the lack of space, of breath. That’s exactly how it felt, back then… like I was suffocating.
Patrick Modiano
I did once seriously think of embracing the Christian faith. The gentle figure of Christ, so full of forgiveness that he taught his followers not to retaliate when abused or struck, but to turn the other cheek – I thought it was a beautiful example of the perfect man.
Mahatma Gandhi
It is not, of course, complete yet – but some sentences were understood this afternoon… I feel that I have at last struck the solution of a great problem – and the day is coming when telegraph wires will be laid onto houses just like water or gas – and friends converse with each other without leaving home.
Alexander Graham Bell
While most become star struck by A-list actors, you’ll only see me in awe of leaders effecting change. Politician and diplomat Madeleine Albright, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. These are my heroes. These are my celebrities.
Meghan Markle
What was new was the symbolic force of the targets struck. The attackers did not just physically cause the highest buildings in Manhattan to collapse; they also destroyed an icon in the household imagery of the American nation.
Jurgen Habermas
I’m not sure it’s affection for Australian or New Zealand films or not. I think it’s just that there’s something about ‘Wilderpeople’ that has really struck a chord.
Sam Neill
Understanding my worth in the market is part of my job, and ensuring I am valued is important to me. I love negotiating, and do so frequently for contracts. I am fair and reasonable, but willing to walk away if a deal cannot be struck.
Tessa Virtue
I never want to lose. I hate to lose… But Babe Ruth struck out 1,300 times. You can’t hit the home run every time you come up to bat.
Roger Ailes
We’re a band that struck on a really fantastic formula. We were able to carry it through.
Philip Bailey
I’ve been reading a lot about Silicon Valley history recently and was struck by just how core the lack of unions has been to the American tech industry’s evolution. It’s enabled the constant creative destruction that keeps Silicon Valley relevant and thriving in a rapidly changing world.
Sarah Lacy
I feel we could be doing more to connect the increasing revenues in football to some kind of deeper purpose. This is what struck me about Common Goal. Through the one percent pledge, we are building a bridge between football and social impact around the world.
Mats Hummels
New York has influenced me a lot in terms of my own independence. I’m really struck by the idea of authenticity, and I think New York embodies that idea, even though people are like, ‘I miss the old New York.’ But at its core, it has this natural, authentic energy. L.A. lacks that idea; it’s painted over.
Paloma Elsesser
Two hundred years ago, our precursors in Haiti struck a blow for freedom, which was heard around the world, and across centuries.
Baldwin Spencer
Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.
Black Kettle
What struck me first on reading the Ten Hoeve-Jacobson paper was how small the consequences of the radiation release from the Fukushima reactor accident are projected to be compared to the devastation wrought by the giant earthquake and tsunami.
Burton Richter
So I guess the complete lack of any new developments is what struck me. That and the fact that much of the good we had done for the artists’ side of the industry with G.O.D. had been just as quickly undone by the big boys.
Mike Wilson
It struck me that it would be fun to just play stuff with Hauschka. Not even have a project in mind, but just get together and make up some music and see what came out.
Hilary Hahn
There is a one-in-300 chance that Earth will be struck on March 16, 2880, by an asteroid large enough to destroy civilization and possibly cause the extinction of the human race. But, on the bright side, Prince could re-release his hit song with the new refrain ‘We’re gonna party like its twenty-eight seventy-nine.’
Nathan Myhrvold
It struck me that working digitally with a small crew, I could lay out a general plan for Famous and hope for mistakes which would create something more than satire and something less than truthful reality.
Griffin Dunne
The real question was, here we had this information, Bin Laden intends to strike in the United States. We knew they had struck before in 1993 at the World Trade Center in the first bombing of the trade center.
Richard Ben-Veniste
On reading the first part of Anthony Powell’s four-part masterpiece, ‘A Dance to the Music of Time,’ I was struck by one of the characters – an irritating peripheral character- who keeps showing up in the main protagonist’s life.
Rebecca Pidgeon
You are twice as likely to be struck by lightning as you around to be affected by a terrorist event in the United States.
Joe Biden
Back when George W. Bush was identifying his Axis of Evil, it struck me that a longer and more instructive list could be compiled of the Axis of the Humiliated (or Insulted and Injured, to borrow from Dostoevsky).
Serge Schmemann
The thing that always struck me about ‘Jonny Quest’ is: What kind of parent brings his kid to the Amazon so that yetis can throw boulders at him?
Christopher McCulloch
I remember when I was a child, the word cancer absolutely struck fear into everyones hearts. It was like a death sentence.
Davina McCall
Michael died five years ago this January, and the first thing that really struck me about the script was the part about her peeling off from the funeral and just getting into a rowboat and having a real kind of cry where nobody was.
Judi Dench
Canada has treated abortion as just another medical procedure since 1988, when the Supreme Court struck down the old criminal law. Most Canadians seem to think that’s fine.
Neil Macdonald