Telling Quotes

Telling Quotes by Cate Blanchett, Jonathan Banks, Albert Finney, ASAP Rocky, Adlai Stevenson I, Dominick Cruz and many others.

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I’m not sitting on a soapbox telling women what they should and shouldn’t do, but I know what works for me.
Cate Blanchett
Forty-five years since I made my first paycheck, and I’m telling you that ‘Breaking Bad’ is as good as it gets.
Jonathan Banks
I think that one of Tim’s great qualities and abilities is in what seems like a thumbnail sketch to get something quite telling, very simply, when you’re doing it or being in that thumbnail sketch, you don’t feel that it’s important.
Albert Finney
I’m not glorifying it at all, I’m just basically telling you that sometimes I have suicidal thoughts. And maybe I should seek help, or maybe it’s not that deep.
ASAP Rocky
If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.
Adlai Stevenson I
I never criticized one person in any way that I did not believe was true. How am I a mean guy if I’m telling the truth? Because nobody wants to hear the truth.
Dominick Cruz
I have definitely been curious and involved in the process; even as a young actor. I was always looking at where the camera was, what story it was telling. And as my experience grew, I wanted to know even more.
Keanu Reeves
I like to interpret ‘Call me a River’, as if I’m saying, ‘Now you’re telling me you love me after all that, and I’m telling you to shove off.’ That’s my interpretation. But I would never ‘say’ that because somebody else might interpret the song in another way.
Diana Krall
To be honest, being a fat girl, when people are telling you you need to eat, it’s the biggest thrill of your life.
Keala Settle
Telling me that I can’t do something is probably the worst thing that anyone can say, because I’ll definitely do it. I’m very determined.
Dustin Johnson
I used to annoy my father by telling him how much I felt luck was with me.
Gene Tierney
When people tell you how young you look, they are telling you how old you are.
Cary Grant
One tells as few lies as possible only by telling as few lies as possible, and not by having the least possible opportunity to do so.
Franz Kafka
The mysteriousness and mystique of space is such, that science fiction attempts to tantalize you by telling you a story that could possibly be out there and that’s the appeal of science fiction.
William Shatner
I had played on the police athletic league, but my father had a unique thing, he always said, ‘Before you start going to basketball camp and doing all the things, you should learn about yourself first before somebody else starts telling you how to play.’
B. J. Armstrong
The most fascinating thing for me is that ‘Peter Pan’ is a fairy tale, but now, this Filipino kid is a part of the folklore. Can you imagine telling the story of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ or ‘Cinderella,’ and all of a sudden there’s a Filipino kid in there after all these years?
Dante Basco
I had a friend who worked at a hospice, and he said people in their final moments don’t discuss their successes, awards or what books they wrote or what they accomplished. They only talk about their loves and their regrets, and I think that’s very telling.
Brad Pitt
It’s not just about a coach telling you what to do and just following it unthinkingly.
Lynn Davies
Initially, when ‘Scam’ was released and it instantly became huge, I did feel the pressure. Everyone kept telling me that my next move will decide my career, that I had to choose wisely and be double sure of what I do next. But when I thought about it, I realised there’s no formula to this.
Pratik Gandhi
I’m great at telling stories with the kids. I do all my different accents. We make our own stories up all the time, the four of us, me and Hannah and the kids.
Stephen Graham
The secret sauce of the business that I can offer is my creativity, and in order to keep my creativity alive and fresh, I have to pretend that no one is watching the show, that there are no audiences, there are no ratings; I’m just telling a story.
Shonda Rhimes
It’s not that hard to be good, you can be good off raw talent. But I feel like it’s that extra step, doing work and putting a body of work in and doing things when nobody else is watching. When nobody else is telling you to do it, you’re pushing yourself to do it.
Aaron Donald
Telling writers to shut up is a sure way to keep them talking.
James Wolcott
Black history is American history. You cannot tell one story without telling the other.
William Barr
My dad spent his whole life getting into fights for telling what he believed to be the truth. Basically it comes from my dad-and he’s screaming right-wing, so there you are.
Thom Yorke
And the most important thing – apart from telling a good, believable story, and being a true character – is to be someone the audience will care about, even if you’re playing a murderer or rapist.
Anna Friel
This is me telling the truth. It just so happens to be a very explosive truth.
Corey Clark
I have always let the lack of Indian actors in the industry drive me, not hold me back. I remember an agent in L.A. telling me a few years ago that an Indian actor wouldn’t ever make it in Hollywood, but my ethnicity has helped me.
Archie Panjabi
What we perceive as a failure may simply be our inner being’s way of telling us that we are ready to move to a new level of growth.
Anne Wilson Schaef
There’s a part in a woman’s soul, God has given it to every woman, and it’s the part where you know whether he’s telling the truth or not. Women see red flags.
Jessica White
The tactic of leading people into… a war that doesn’t make any sense by telling them they are under attack, and if they raise any objection they’re unpatriotic, is a very old tactic. And it doesn’t intimidate me.
Tommy Lee Jones
I’m not a go-in-for-the-kill kind of interviewer. It’s a great thing to me, that kind of interviewer, but I’m not it. It doesn’t play to my strengths at all. I like to interview people who are interested in telling their story and tell it as truthfully as they can.
Ira Glass
People listen to what their political leaders are telling them, and my view is both that Trump is tapping into some racially ugly attitudes, but also that he is leading people to racially ugly attitudes.
J. D. Vance
I love telling ‘first’ stories – first loves, first college experience, first kiss, all of those kinds of things.
Anna Todd
Not only is your story worth telling, but it can be told in words so painstakingly eloquent that it becomes a song.
Gloria Naylor
Definitely they write themselves. It’s an amazing experience. It’s like the characters have come alive and are sitting on my shoulder talking to me, telling me their tales.
R. A. Salvatore
I’m always talking to people and they’re always telling me bad times never last so long. Good people last longer.
A. J. Green
Producing isn’t just making beats on a beat machine. It’s bringing together these string players with this flute player and this singer, and telling them to all work in the key of C major… You bring these people together and let them all cook.
Logic
I have made multiple videos telling fans not to come to our house. I feel like a zoo animal.
Jake Paul
Let’s stop telling people from modest backgrounds that their education is capped at a certain level because of where they grew up. In fact I can attest to the fact that all this attitude does is put people off wanting to test the waters and apply, or push themselves towards higher education at all.
Stacey Solomon
I can recommend wearing blue mascara whilst writing. I’m telling you, it really adds something.
Helen Oyeyemi
Presidents do not go off on leave without telling the country.
Chinua Achebe
I like a good mono track, it’s right up front. I don’t need all the surrounds telling me there are birds in the neighbourhood.
Sam Raimi
Everybody that’s living in this earth is living in a situation. It’s not narrow-minded to the point where everybody is serious and nobody has a personality. I think people die telling jokes.
Mike Epps
I’m telling you, there is a lot of power in being unapologetic.
Dax Shepard
We are telling the American people to have patience, courage, resolve and determination.
Muammar al-Gaddafi
If Harvard is $60,000 and University of Toronto, where I went to school, is maybe six. So you’re really telling me that education is 10 times better at Harvard than it is at University of Toronto? That seems ridiculous to me.
Malcolm Gladwell
Instead of me telling them what they need to work on, I wanted to hear from them what they needed to work on.
Isaiah Thomas
It’s odd, that’s why I don’t like telling people I played field hockey. It’s real big in Australia for guys. But I say I played in America, and everybody goes, ‘Oh, you girl!’
Heath Ledger
I don’t like to boss people around. I don’t get motivated by telling people what to do, I don’t take any pleasure in it. So I manage with curiosity, by asking questions.
Brian Grazer
I have a right to my anger, and I don’t want anybody telling me I shouldn’t be, that it’s not nice to be, and that something’s wrong with me because I get angry.
Maxine Waters
My ‘Big Bang Theory’ costar Johnny Galecki went off the grid. He bought a huge ranch and goes there every weekend. He keeps telling me to do the same thing, but I don’t know if I’m that committed. The Valley is as far off the grid as I’m going to go.
Kaley Cuoco
My parents love what I’m doing. Like, at first, they were so skeptical, dude. Like, I would be ditching school and, like, do music. And I’d be telling my parents I’d be in class.
Cuco
People may think I’m trying something new by telling stories, but they’re just jokes connected to give the illusion of stories. But really, I just continue using my imagination and creating. That’s what I do.
Steven Wright
Newspapers do a good job telling me what happened yesterday, but they’d be a lot more impressive if they could tell me what’s going to happen tomorrow.
Fuzzy Zoeller
There are definitely some stories worth telling and I think there’s something to be said for telling your story.
Susanna Hoffs
When people compliment my cooking, it’s like somebody telling me that they like my music. And it’s great to be known for something else.
Trisha Yearwood
People write me from all over the country, asking me, and sometimes even telling me, what they think a poet laureate should do. I found that immensely valuable.
Rita Dove
Mostly I’m telling people that they don’t have to be victims.
Anne McCaffrey
We should make it so that young people pay their fair share for health care, and nothing more. And instead of Washington telling us what to buy, let’s get back to letting every American choose the plan that’s best for them and their family.
Aaron Schock
You know, I had my mother and my father convincing me that he would be going back to Hollywood and he’d be back with the actresses and dating them and that he wasn’t serious about me at all. So I had him saying one thing to me and my parents telling me something else.
Priscilla Presley
One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
As the plane got closer to Miami, I had this terrible feeling he was dying. Maybe he was telling me that he was going. I felt anger, panic, despair and helplessness.
Robin Gibb
I also want to return to doing stand-up. I’ve become frightened of live audiences. This is a really telling sign that I need to go back on the comedy circuit again.
Johnny Vegas
If I had to compare myself to another artist, I wouldn’t. I feel like my lyrics are really strong. I’m good at painting pictures and telling picture stories.
Bryson Tiller
The idea that a robot will become more aware of its environment, that telling it to ‘go to the kitchen’ means something – navigation and understanding of the environment is a robot problem. Those are the technological frontiers of the robotics industry.
Colin Angle
Life is a story. You and I are telling stories; they may suck, but we are telling stories. And we tell stories about the things that we want. So you go through your bank account, and those are things you have told stories about.
Donald Miller
If you improve your education system, there’s no telling what kind of businesses you’ll be able to attract.
Shelley Berkley
When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for everyone telling you you’re nuts.
Larry Ellison
There is nothing wrong with just telling the story.
Lee Child
I’m telling you, until I shaved my head, I never realized how much heat is lost through the top of the head. I walk out in winter and it feels like I have an ice pack on my head. Unbelievable.
Bryan Cranston
Larry Bird was a talker. He’d tell you something and you’d be like, are you kidding me? You’re really telling me that?
Gary Payton
Consider the fellow. He never spends his time telling you about his previous night’s date. You get the idea he has eyes only for you and wouldn’t think of looking at another woman.
Marilyn Monroe
I began by telling the president that there was a cancer growing on the presidency and that if the cancer was not removed the president himself would be killed by it.
John Dean
The issue is not abortion. The issue is whether women can make up their own mind instead of some right-wing pastor, some right-wing politician telling them what to do.
Howard Dean
Crucial to science education is hands-on involvement: showing, not just telling; real experiments and field trips and not just ‘virtual reality.’
Martin Rees
In the beginning I used to say, ‘I’m healthy, my cholesterol’s fine, I don’t have high blood pressure, I don’t have diabetes.’ By telling people that you see a doctor, and telling people that you’re healthy, it’s perpetuating the abuse against bigger bodies and the mindset that we owe it to people to be healthy.
Tess Holliday
I’m telling you, I don’t like cheaters.
Tommy Lasorda
I had earlier concluded that a war with Iraq would be a distraction from the successful and expeditious completion of our aims in Afghanistan. Now I had come to question whether the White House was telling the truth.
Bob Graham
Because no matter what you say in life, the truth will always be the truth. You know when someone is telling the truth, you look in the eyes. I have a tendency to believe people.
Jean-Claude Van Damme
What I’ve been telling everyone that loves Carolina football is that we are going to put a team out there that, number one, is in good shape. We’re going to be fit, we are going to be able to play the whole game and we’re not going to poop out.
Steve Spurrier
My mother speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her, that it is a living death, etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives, telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mother’s anxiety.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson
Herr Schroder has conducted two electoral campaigns, and he is doing it again now, by not telling people what is really necessary. He keeps avoiding the difficult and uncomfortable issues, those that imply changes and therefore provoke discussions.
Angela Merkel
I have lost stories and many starts of novels before. Not always as punishment for ‘telling,’ but more often as a result of something having gone cold and dead because of a hiatus. Telling, you see, is the same as a hiatus. It means you’re not doing it.
Cynthia Ozick
We spend the first twelve months of our children’s lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
Phyllis Diller
We were telling everybody we weren’t getting back together when we were in the studio actually recording. We wanted to try it on, to see how it would fit.
Nikki Sixx
Linear narrative is an artfully-directed telling of a story, where the lighting and the sound is all for a very clear purpose. You’re not just wandering around in the world.
Edwin Catmull
Art is the provocation for talking about enigma and the search for sense in human life. One can do that by telling a story or writing about a fresco by Giotto or studying how a snail climbs up a wall.
John Berger
They keep telling us that in war truth is the first casualty, which is nonsense since it implies that in times of peace truth stays out of the sick bay or the graveyard.
Alexander Cockburn
When I really discovered who God was and had a firm relationship with him my junior year of college, I journaled constantly. All day long. I had boxes of journals. They were really just love letters to God, just thanking him and praying out loud and telling him my desires.
Ainsley Earhardt
I’ve always felt that the comic strip medium stands equally beside all the other story telling mediums: novels, movies, stage plays, opera, you know, you name it.
Dave Gibbons
What kind of government is this? This is a human being. This is not right, and I’m telling everybody you better call your congressman, because they’re going to run your life.
Michael Schiavo
When you’re in the editing room, the dangerous thing is that it becomes like telling a joke again and again and again. Eventually, the joke starts to not be funny. So you have to be careful that you’re not throwing the baby out with the bath water.
Ridley Scott
My father leaving the family shaped who I was and how I looked at the world. By the same token, my father telling me fairy tales that he had made up shaped me profoundly, too.
Kate DiCamillo
In our world of rampant ‘individualisation’, relationships are mixed blessings. They vacillate between a sweet dream and a nightmare, and there is no telling when one turns into the other.
Zygmunt Bauman
Follow what your head is telling you and work hard. That’s the big secret.
Joel McHale
I hate telling that story to people who’ve been struggling for years.
Terry Goodkind
I think sometimes parents and teachers can push children away from reading by telling them it’s something they must do, the same way they must eat their greens and must pass their exams in school. Poppycock! Read or don’t read – that’s your call.
Darren Shan
I can assume that the younger generations will no longer know what vinyl was. Maybe some kids will take their CD back to the shop, telling the shop owner they have a faulty disc and if they could please get a new one.
Mike Rutherford
I don’t believe in deadlines, I don’t believe in telling the enemy when we’re going to withdraw.
Ken Buck
If I belong to a tradition, it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what to do, and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed.
Alfred Brendel
I’m not a writer because I want to make money. I’m a writer because I’m a very slow thinker, but I do care about thinking, and the only way I know how to think with any kind of finesse is by telling stories.
Gregory Maguire
I hope telling stories though ‘Making a Difference’ – as in my academic work and nonprofit work – will help me to live my grandmother’s adage of ‘Life is not about what happens to you, but about what you do with what happens to you.’
Chelsea Clinton
The only problems I’ve ever had with being honest is telling people how I feel about them or saying how I feel about other people.
Pink
I love wrestling, and I love telling a story to the audience.
Shinsuke Nakamura
A ‘For Sale’ sign in your yard during the holidays is like a ‘kick me’ sign. You are telling buyers you are a distressed seller.
Ray Brown
I want to fall in love, I think. I’ve never. I know. Everyone I know’s been in love or in relationships now and… There’s only ever been… there’s been people telling me they love me, but it freaks me out and I just run, run. I think I’m a bad girlfriend.
Cara Delevingne
Girls have always read comics. There’s nothing intrinsically masculine about telling stories with pictures.
Kelly Sue DeConnick
Writing is solitary. You spend so much time alone and in your own mind, telling stories.
Ruth Ozeki
I consider anybody who weighs over 200 pounds fat, and time was when I could not refrain from telling such people so.
Gloria Swanson
When I was growing up in Terrell, Texas, I felt that it was not where I was supposed to be. I knew that I was meant for a different destination. I think that the minute I was born, there was something inside telling me where I would go, it’s like energy – an intangible destiny.
Jamie Foxx
I love telling stories. I love the intimacy between the writer and reader. When you write sketches it’s over in two minutes. When you write a book the characters have to have a bit of emotional depth.
David Walliams
I’m telling you, you can’t compare Saudi Arabia to other countries.
Al-Waleed bin Talal
One of the worst days of my life was telling Dick Ebersol I was going to TNT.
Charles Barkley
Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories – and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.
Alice Munro
Anyone, without exception, can know God if they really want to simply by praying, by honestly telling Him that they want to know Him. He always responds to honest seekers. Jesus promised, ‘All who seek, find.’
Peter Kreeft
Every day as Chancellor I see alerts telling me of risks around the world.
George Osborne
When you believe in yourself, you’ll believe in all the signs the good Lord is telling us. You expect yourself to do well, and you expect to do something great.
Rudy Ruettiger
All my life, I have been a positive thinker… I have always been able to survive by telling myself that no matter how bad things are, they will one day be better. And that out of every event – no matter how tragic – one can always find a way to survive and even, perhaps, to be a little bit happy.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Lie detection is like language; there is a learning window. Telling whoppers to small children seems to be a family tradition in many families.
Keith Henson
I like human stories. I like stories about situations we can relate to. I like movies like ‘Ordinary People’ or ‘Terms of Endearment.’ Mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, boyfriends, girlfriends. The stories to me that are worth telling are almost simple ones, but very relatable.
Chris Evans
It’s the bane of my life and my existence, people telling me to be a little more succinct with what I write.
Ben Howard
‘Baby Boy’ is one of my favourite films, and Tyrese keeps telling everybody we’re going to make a sequel. I mean, we have a story right now but we don’t know where we’re going to take it.
John Singleton
Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves.
Brian Clough
When you put your hand on the Bible, you are saying something much stronger than just telling your peers that you’re going to tell the truth.
Lee Greenwood
I’m not sure whay I’ve been drawn to this subject, except that murder is a subject that has always drawn people for as long as people have been telling stories.
Donna Tartt
No blame should attach to telling the truth. But it does, it does.
Anita Brookner
I don’t need somebody behind a desk to tell me what a marketing survey says is funny. I got 3 million miles and 70,000 tickets sold, telling me that I know how to make people laugh.
D. L. Hughley
When a middle-aged man says in a moment of weariness that he is half dead, he is telling the literal truth.
Elmer Davis
The eyes are so telling. That’s how you engage with people and bond with them. I love direct, strong eye contact.
Huda Kattan
The whole experience of doing a sitcom is… Telling jokes with such precision is really exciting, but it’s also terrifying.
Lea Thompson
Yesterday Senator John Kerry changed his mind and now supports the ban on gay marriages. I’m telling you this guy has more positions than Paris Hilton.
David Letterman
Billy Crystal knows how to make people laugh. He’s got 30 years on stage… there’s no telling him what’s funny.
Harold Ramis
The question for America is pretty simple: either we want a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington telling us what we can’t do, or we empower American innovators to unlock things that we can do.
Matt Gaetz
Telling lies is a fault in a boy, an art in a lover, an accomplishment in a bachelor, and second-nature in a married man.
Helen Rowland
I like the law. I like the part that’s about reasoning, about persuasion, about telling stories, about trying to build structures that fall within rules.
Ken Liu
I get Tweets every day from people telling me that ‘Hey, I’m going to overcome my injury or my illness. Cancer. Different diseases. I can beat it because Adrian Peterson showed me the determination and the willpower to be able to prosper and get through adversity whenever it comes.’
Adrian Peterson
Every comedian feels out an audience. As you’re telling jokes, if they’re not laughing at this, you change the subject.
Jackie Mason
With poets, the choice of words is invariably more telling than the story line; that’s why the best of them dread the thought of their biographies being written.
Joseph Brodsky
I love telling people’s stories.
Elizabeth Vargas
The bravery of Stanley Kramer’s ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ amounted to two Hollywood legends – Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy – telling the world that a black son-in-law is something they can live with, and so should you, especially if he looks like Sidney Poitier and has degrees.
Wesley Morris
Oh, absolutely, it felt more serious than your typical job. One of the things that got us through how difficult the shooting actually was was that we are telling a real story.
John C. Reilly
I’m not willing to say I want to return to private life because I’m too old to begin telling lies now.
Paul O’Neill
The joy about the recording is that you are your own boss. You don’t have a director telling you how to do it.
Jim Dale
People will come at me telling me to wear this or wear that. If I don’t like it, I don’t like it. They couldn’t pay me to wear it. If it’s something I can rock with, I’ll rock it. I’m more interested in being completely authentic to me. In my opinion, being myself is making a statement.
Jaylen Brown
It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.
Warren E. Burger
Standing behind a kitchen counter telling people about what ingredients to put in a pot didn’t feel right.
Trisha Yearwood
Oprah was not somebody who was telling us what to do, she wasn’t really teaching us like so many people we see today. With Oprah, she was learning and we were learning with her. And I think that’s really was the seed that was planted for all of us to just hang in there with her.
Bonnie Hunt
Telling people they look relaxed makes them look relaxed.
Douglas Coupland
I think why people relate to ‘Star Wars’ is George Lucas is so brilliant at telling these stories that we relate to, but in such a fantastic environment with fantastic characters and things you want to believe in this story.
Dave Filoni
I don’t want to live in a nanny state where people are telling me where I can go and what I can do.
Rand Paul
I hate being forced to do things. I hate people telling me what to do, so I’ll do the complete opposite. It’s a bit self-destructive sometimes.
Sky Ferreira
All mental hygiene is based on the core practice of doing nothing. Most of us are good at wasting time, staring at the wall while telling ourselves we should be working. We call this doing nothing, but our brains are furiously active. We think constantly, and our thinking is often rife with distress.
Martha Beck
It’s different to have your head coach be in the offensive meeting room going through every play, every detail to every guy, telling them why they need to run this way or what this concept is.
A. J. Green
I also believe that government has no business telling us how we should live our lives. I think our lifestyle choices should be left up to us. What we do in our private lives is none of the government’s business. That position rules out the Republican Party for me.
Jesse Ventura
I kind of have an interest in all history. And I suspect it comes from being Irish – we like stories, we like telling stories, which makes a lot of us lean towards being writers or actors or directors.
Colm Meaney
It seems to me that Islam and Christianity and Judaism all have the same god, and he’s telling them all different things.
Billy Connolly
I think human beings have a really broad spectrum of traits, and I almost feel implicated when we say, ‘Men are like this, women are like this.’ Nobody was telling me, ‘Don’t get dirty, don’t play in the mud, girls don’t do that.’
St. Vincent
But I was always an actor, and I kept telling myself that there will be a day when I will become a good actor.
Abhishek Banerjee
Poetry is a phantom script telling how rainbows are made and why they go away.
Carl Sandburg
Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today.
Bono
All my life I been doin’ what people tell me to do. Now, I’m telling them.
John Lee Hooker
Recently, my personal advisors have been telling me to go to America. Actually, people have been walking up to me in the street and telling me to sod off, but that’s the same thing, isn’t it?
Alexei Sayle
Some of the most morally conscious, kindest, most compassionate people are in the entertainment industry, people who want to affect the world and make it a better place through telling human, heartfelt stories.
Rainn Wilson
You’re in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That’s one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again.
Francis Ford Coppola
One mark of a second-rate mind is to be always telling stories.
Jean de la Bruyere
You start as an audience member and create a world you’re interested in, and then you move into the telling of those stories, bringing what has interested you as an audience member.
Neil LaBute
Music gave me a sense that I was worthwhile and that I had something of value to offer the world even though everybody was telling me that I didn’t.
Sarah McLachlan
I’m always suspicious of really beautiful women telling us we shouldn’t be worried about beauty.
Susan Estrich
First, speaking for myself, I don’t want to ever be in a position where I’m telling other directors how to make movies, because I don’t think it’s any of my business.
John Frankenheimer
I was always telling everyone, I want to be a broadcaster. They’d say, What, are you crazy? What, you’re going to be Arthur Godfrey?
Larry King
Some bloke came up to me in Tesco a couple of years ago at 11:30 pm and said: ‘Excuse me, would you mind telling my son here that you’re Uncle Vernon?’ I said: ‘Get a grip. It’s 11:30 at night – what’s he doing out of bed? I’m not here to entertain people at this time of night.
Richard Griffiths
My dad was a journalist. He was in Rwanda right after the genocide. In Berlin when the wall came down. He was always disappearing and coming back with amazing stories. So telling stories for a living made sense to me.
Patrick J. Adams
The stammer was a way of telling the world that he was not like others, a way of expressing his singularity.
Ted Morgan
I remember Tim telling me that he had an idea for a musical and he said to me that he was hoping that ABBA would be writing the music, which I thought was a pretty wild idea because they were obviously known very much as pop writers.
Elaine Paige
Our schools and colleges are turning out people who cannot feel fulfilled unless they are telling other people what to do.
Thomas Sowell
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
William Butler Yeats
I emphasize teachers because they are largely left out of the debate. None of the bombastic reports that come from Washington and think tanks telling us what needs to be ‘fixed’ – I hate such a mechanistic word, as if our schools were automobile engines – ever asks the opinions of teachers.
Jonathan Kozol
The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
Malcolm Bradbury
I was the one who kept telling my second husband he should become a cinematographer. I paid for him to get his director’s card, and he went on to make ‘Godspell.’
Carmen Dell’Orefice
In general, you don’t want competitors to understand your business outside of telling people your revenue and profitability numbers.
Dave Goldberg
‘Macbeth’ was the first play I ever read. In fact, I remember my brother Tom, who is six years older than me, coming home from school and telling me about it. He was the one that really got me going.
Alan Cumming
I am telling you, as a president of the country, I do not find it a mistake to listen to you and to respond to your requests and demands. But it is shameful and I will not, nor will ever accept to hear foreign dictations, whatever the source might be or whatever the context it came in.
Hosni Mubarak
These kinds of scripts telling the stories of women are very rare.
Shin Min-a
The seminal elements of what makes a story great – challenge, struggle, resolution – are the same whether we’re talking about story content for a movie such as ‘Rain Man,’ or telling a purposeful story to forge new business relationships or conclude a fruitful transaction, such as acquiring an NBA franchise.
Peter Guber
If you’re telling a story it’s always best not to play the ending.
John Hawkes
Private dreams are the most powerful. You have to dream of success to make it happen, and if you don’t believe in yourself, nobody else will. But that doesn’t mean you have to go around telling everyone about it.
Tony McCoy
It was when I got to NXT with Dusty Rhodes, being the creative force he was, and told us to bring our most creative side every single week. One of those weeks, I brought the guitar and started telling stories while I played, and it just evolved from there.
Elias
It is important that we continue to keep telling stories from new perspectives and have proper representation on our screens, because it is educational and empowering.
Ncuti Gatwa
There is a difference between vulnerability and telling people everything about yourself. Vulnerability is a feeling. Telling everyone about yourself is just facts and details.
Simon Sinek
I keep telling these millennials it’s all about them to get into politics and start making things happen. They don’t care about whether or not someone is gay. They don’t care to see contraception taken away or want to even discuss it. They’re going forward, not backward.
Donna Brazile
I am not telling men to step away from speaking for women’s rights; rather, I am focusing on women to be independent to fight for themselves.
Malala Yousafzai
I get enraged when people start telling other people how to live their lives.
Brad Pitt
As far back as I can remember, my mother would have me down by the bed at night with her, praying. I can still hear her voice calling my name to God and telling him that she wanted me to follow him in whatever he called me to do.
Charles R. Swindoll
When I did ‘The Passion,’ nobody believed in the movie. Everybody was telling me, ‘You shouldn’t do this movie… But I wanted to play Mary Magdalene. I thought that I could do something strong and deep with this character.
Monica Bellucci
Truth disappears with the telling of it.
Lawrence Durrell
I realized that a lot of the things I had been telling myself about not being good enough just weren’t true, and ‘Queen of Denmark’ gave me the chance to prove to myself that I could do something real.
John Grant
I don’t think you really can send an exact message, because any two viewers are so disparate, in terms of their backgrounds, their point of view, their histories, that there’s no telling what that message might be.
Martin Mull
When I went to Jamia, I thought I wanted to be a cinematographer or photographer because I liked telling stories in pictures, but my teachers explained that if you want to tell your own stories then that is what a director does.
Kiran Rao
I always believe it’s better to have 30 imaginations working on a project, rather than one imagination telling the other 29 what to do.
Trevor Nunn
When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you’re telling a story.
Joshua Bell
The problem of telling contemporary history is that your message gets outdated.
Salman Rushdie
My brothers bullied me, so I cried a lot as a kid. It was the only defense I had. Telling them to stop wouldn’t work. The crying would bring my dad. Dad was my cavalry.
Steven Adams
It’s not just about the words you use, but the way you use them, and the message that puts over. Also your face too and the way you project your message. If you’re telling the group to stay calm, be good, and you have beads of sweat dripping down your forehead, you’re in trouble.
Didier Deschamps
There’s always been a man telling me what to do.
Loretta Lynn
I really think that there was a great advantage in many ways to being a woman. I think we are a lot better at personal relationships, and then have the capability obviously of telling it like it is when it’s necessary.
Madeleine Albright
I would say keep supporting space flight, keep telling the public and the politicians why it’s important to advance science and explore the galaxy. I encourage the Japanese to keep doing what they’re doing.
Leroy Chiao
Consciously be sensitive to others, and try to elevate their level of consciousness. Don’t do this by being preachy and telling them that they ‘should’ do this or that. Do it by raising your own level of energy and recognizing what’s best in others.
Srikumar Rao
From my mom telling me ‘no’ to now telling everyone I’m the champion, and she’s so proud of me, and to prove to a lot of people – who didn’t believe in me, who didn’t think I was going to be here – that I’m here, and I did it. It’s been a roller coaster of emotions; it’s amazing.
Sasha Banks
Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day – the description was, ‘Never shot. Dropped once.
Roy Blunt
Telling a story is the way of exploring so many different things – human behavior, society, whatever existence.
Yorgos Lanthimos
Anytime you’re telling a story about monsterhood, you’re playing around with ideas about otherness and alienation.
Liv Hewson
We often want one thing and pray for another, not telling the truth even to the gods.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Mo Udall didn’t want the presidency bad enough. He was too sane. He was a marvelous guy, but you had the feeling there was another Udall outside his body watching the candidate Udall who was too extravagant, telling him to cut it out.
Jack Germond
I’ve always been a fan of telling honest stories.
Melanie Martinez
Being an actor is an extension of telling a story and I loved story telling as a child.
Amanda Burton
Now I know you should listen to what your body is telling you.
Delta Goodrem
Growing up my whole life, my mom was telling me how incredible and special I was and that I was going to change the world. I think it’s important for girls to know that they can change the world, that they do have an impact.
Ashley Greene
My mum keeps telling me to stop getting tattoos but I’ll get a few more sneaky ones in.
Ivan Toney
If you’re telling a story, and somebody is going to come out badly, it better be you.
Rob Lowe
I’ve had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world. Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian. And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America.
Mike Huckabee
Now, people when I say that look at me and say, ‘What are you talking about, Joe? You’re telling me we have to go spend money to keep from going bankrupt?’. The answer is yes, that’s what I’m telling you.
Joe Biden
I’m really into the idea of telling stories. Everyone needs stories. Everyone needs to escape every once in a while.
Luke Bracey
I sometimes think that being widowed is God’s way of telling you to come off the Pill.
Victoria Wood
Parents of recovered children, and I’ve met hundreds, all share the same experience of doubters and deniers telling us our child must have never even had autism or that the recovery was simply nature’s course. We all know better, and frankly we’re too busy helping other parents to really care.
Jenny McCarthy
If you have enough people sitting around telling you you’re wonderful, then you start believing you’re fabulous, then someone tells you you stink and you believe that too!
Angelina Jolie
British chancellor is telling the rest of Europe it must abandon democracy. It’s appalling.
Nigel Farage
And before I’d got to the end of the first paragraph, I’d come up slap bang against a fundamental problem that still troubles me today whenever I begin a story, and it’s this: where am I telling it from?
Philip Pullman
People keep telling us, that they didn’t know when they were booking tickets for it, but afterwards they say that they’ve had no sense that they were watching an old fashioned play.
Bill Irwin
I love meeting new people and telling them about my stories and my projects that I am working on.
Kim Kardashian
Many people think that discipline is the essence of parenting. But that isn’t parenting. Parenting is not telling your child what to do when he or she misbehaves. Parenting is providing the conditions in which a child can realize his or her full human potential.
Gordon Neufeld
Never relinquish clothing to a hotel valet without first specifically telling him that you want it back.
Fran Lebowitz
I feel that telling my secrets makes me less vulnerable. What would make me vulnerable are the secrets I keep.
Isabel Allende
The tropical rain forests are a telling example. Once cut down, they rarely recover. Rainfall drops, deserts spread, the climate warms.
James Lovelock
When it comes to memoir, we want to catch the author in a lie. When we read fiction, we want to catch the author telling the truth.
Tayari Jones
My whole life, I’ve been telling jokes.
Brad Garrett
The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
Sid Caesar
Maori get pigeonholed into the idea they’re spiritual and telling stories like ‘Whale Rider’ and ‘Once Were Warriors,’ quite serious stuff, but we’re pretty funny people, and we never really have had an opportunity to show that side of ourselves, the clumsy, nerdy side of ourselves, which is something I am.
Taika Waititi
There is that lovely feeling of one reader telling another, ‘You must read this.’ I’ve always wanted to write a book like that, with the sense that you are contributing to the discourse in middle America, a discourse that begins at a book club in a living room, but then spreads. That is meaningful to me.
Abraham Verghese
But I have to grow out of it, because it’s very boring, really. Even when you’re telling people how crap you are, you’re still banging on about yourself.
Emily Mortimer
To be shapely when you’re in the seventh grade is not exactly what everyone’s looking for, or they weren’t then, as someone was telling me the other day. now, that’s like a really great thing to do, to be, but then it wasn’t.
Katey Sagal
Because you’re telling a story, and I’m sure people fifty years ago would tell the same story differently if they were telling it to you today. Because the time is different. The film is the work of today’s audience.
Dennis Muren
I accidentally met Don Callis in Japan. I was at New Japan and I was with mutual friends, and I met Don on accident and started telling him some of my ideas. We started talking and he basically at dinner was saying, ‘Hey, we should give you a job.’
Scarlett Bordeaux
Even when I be telling people like I’m only dropping one album, they be like, ‘Nah, bro, you gotta keep going.’
Fivio Foreign
I had practiced with the team, and the first scheduled game was with the University of Missouri. They made it quite clear to the Army that they would not play a team with a black player on it. Instead of telling me the truth, the Army gave me leave to go home.
Jackie Robinson
Official education was telling people almost nothing of the nature of all those things on the seashores, and in the redwood forests, in the deserts and in the plains.
Gregory Bateson
I remember when I was a freshman in college, I was still somewhat bothered by… worried… about religion. I remember going to this professor of philosophy and telling him that I had lost my faith.
B. F. Skinner
The beauty of the horror genre is that you can smuggle in these harder stories, and the genre comes with certain demands, but mostly you need to find the catharsis in whatever story you’re telling. What may be seen as a deterrent for audiences in one genre suddenly becomes a virtue in another genre.
Ari Aster
In a time of universal deceit – telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Unknown
I worked in television; I’m the Failed Pilot Queen, I’ve done so many television shows, pilots, theater … when you do it for so long, I’m telling you, you get to the point where it becomes varied because you take what’s available for a number of reasons. It’s just an occupational hazard.
Viola Davis
It’s like all the signs were telling me that I shouldn’t be a boxer, so I quit.
Olivier Martinez
This guy kept telling us that rock was the big thing, everyone’s talking about the big thing, our band was the big thing. So he made us change our name to The Big Thing. Can you believe that?!
Terry Kath
I thought my father was biggest, tallest, smartest, handsomest man in the world, so if he was telling me something, I was taking it really seriously.
Laurie Simmons
I’ve been telling everyone for weeks now about how I get to play Lois Lane. It’s a big deal. There are a few characters throughout your life which everyone knows and this is one of them. I can’t wait.
Christina Hendricks
I don’t diet. I’ll eat fish; I’ll eat baked chicken, pasta, beans. When the body is telling you, ‘You need to indulge in something,’ you need to give the body what it wants.
Jerry Rice
Management is about arranging and telling. Leadership is about nurturing and enhancing.
Tom Peters
I know that I’m getting the real deal with my mom. I know that she’s telling it like it is. She’s proud of me when I’ve earned it and she’s disappointed in me when I’ve earn that. She’s really my spectrum on where I am as a person.
Lara Flynn Boyle
I am telling you that I am very grateful and am so proud of you for being a symbolic generation that is calling for change to the better, that is dreaming for a better future, and is making the future.
Hosni Mubarak
Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that’s one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I’m just telling you from my heart, I’m so in love with life.
Roy Ayers
Crime stories are our version of sitting round a camp fire and telling tales. We enjoy being scared under safe circumstances. That’s why there’s no tradition of crime writing in countries that have wars.
Camilla Lackberg
If people keep telling you you can’t do a thing, then you need to find a really good reason to continue. If someone tells you you can’t do something, how will you know? If someone tells you something is impossible, how will you know?
Kerry James Marshall
If I would have listened to other people back in 2000 telling me I should have stopped playing basketball because of a kidney disease, I wouldn’t have won a world championship.
Alonzo Mourning
A human body is a conversation going on, both within the cells and between the cells, and they’re telling each other to grow and to die; when you’re sick, something’s gone wrong with that conversation.
W. Daniel Hillis
I tell all the young guys, don’t make choices because somebody else is telling you it’s good from a career-maintenance perspective.
Brad Pitt
My husband has always been my biggest supporter, and my mother has finally joined the cheerleading team now that her friends have been telling her that they like my work as well.
Twinkle Khanna
The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I’m just like, ‘Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do’.
Eminem
Prophets of doom have always taken risks in terms of ridicule and humiliation. If you stand on a street corner holding up a sign that reads ‘The End Is Near,’ passersby will laugh and heckle. People will say you’re like Chicken Little, running around telling people the sky is falling.
Robert Kiyosaki
I don’t believe in telling people you can suffer this life because you’re rewarded in a future life.
Gaspar Noe
Chinese culture is already telling children to work hard. That’s not growth mindset because they’re working hard for the product, not for the growth or the joy of learning.
Carol S. Dweck
For me, being in front of a camera is a matter of practicing and refining your art. I think, if you’re telling a story worth telling, it’s worth investing the time into developing.
Danny Pino
Sure enough, it wasn’t long until I got a call, telling me I had a scholarship there. It was the only scholarship offer I had and, believe me, I jumped at it.
Jack Youngblood
My idol is Emile Zola. He was a man of the left, so people expected of him a kind of ‘Les Miserables,’ in which the underdogs are always noble people. But he went out, and found a lot of ambitious, drunk, slothful and mean people out there. Zola simply could not – and was not interested in – telling a lie.
Tom Wolfe
I get so nervous on stage I can’t help but talk. I try. I try telling my brain: stop sending words to the mouth. But I get nervous and turn into my grandma. Behind the eyes it’s pure fear. I find it difficult to believe I’m going to be able to deliver.
Adele
Because I found myself telling the story of his family to people without the visual aids that I was able to employ by filming them eventually. But I very much knew exactly what I was going to do.
Terry Zwigoff
When my first child was born in 1962, I wrote a letter to my grandfather telling him how happy I was but how concerned; concerned because there were so many visions which were not very good.
Harri Holkeri
I always tell people that religious institutions and political institutions should be separate. So while I’m telling people this, I myself continue with them combined. Hypocrisy!
Dalai Lama
I think comedy has evolved like every art form, and people probably do less standing around and telling jokes, and more things that have to do with reality.
Adam Carolla
I am interested in people. I’m interested in telling stories, whether that is behind the camera or in front of the camera.
Amanda de Cadenet
I think cinema should provoke thoughts, sure, but using it as I soapbox I think is the wrong place. I never want to be part of something like that, where there’s an agenda there that’s not about telling a story, where its someone getting on a soapbox and preaching their own beliefs onto somebody.
Jeremy Renner
I am not sure how much good is done by moralising about fairy tales. This can be unsubtle – telling children that virtue will be rewarded, when in fact it is mostly simply the fact of being the central character that ensures a favourable outcome. Fairy tales are not, on the whole, parables.
A. S. Byatt
It’s quite ironic I suppose, it’s that thing about being in a group when you all start out as friends and then invariably end up hating each other. So I just thought they needed telling really, in case they were labouring under the apprehension that they were still friends.
Peter Hook
I remember telling the agent, ‘I don’t want to do anything but Broadway.’ She was like, ‘That’s not really possible because there is not that much Broadway. So I’ll send you out on TV and stuff like that.’
Kate Mara
If you coach, and coach every day, you should be getting better if you’re self-evaluating and you’ve got people around you telling you the truth.
Jeff Van Gundy
You can’t just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you.
Estelle Parsons
If change is to come, it must come from the working class. That’s why telling their story is important. That’s why knowing our history is important.
Ken Loach
When I was a boy, unconsciously, spontaneously I learned the art of telling ironic stories.
Dario Fo
When I was a kid, I thought my dad was a little bit harsh with me at times. Sometimes I needed an arm around me instead of my dad telling me what I did wrong, but it obviously worked.
David Beckham
Am I really cool? You’re telling me I’m cool? Well, that’s good to hear.
Paul Giamatti
The joy of doing ‘Sandman’ was doing a comic and telling people, ‘No, it has an end,’ at a time when nobody thought you could actually get to the end and stop doing a comic that people were still buying just because you’d finished.
Neil Gaiman
People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.
Max Beerbohm
Hair loss is God’s way of telling me I’m human.
Bruce Willis
I was an athlete growing up and I miss that. I miss hanging out with dudes and making raunchy jokes and telling stories, trading details, you know? There’s something I really miss about that.
Chris Pratt
The novel space is a pure space. I’m nobody once I go into that room. I’m not gay, I’m not bald, I’m not Irish. I’m not anybody. I’m nobody. I’m the guy telling the story, and the only person that matters is the person reading that story, the target. It’s to get that person to feel what I’m trying to dramatize.
Colm Toibin
Being at a film festival reminds me of the power of film. The power that we have in our hands. Telling specific stories about personal matters can start the debate that is needed today, and that connect you with realities that you had no idea were connected.
Diego Luna
Checking email every 45 seconds is not only compulsive, it’s presumptuous. It suggests a belief that anyone who sends us a message needs us to read it immediately, even if the message is from SkyMall telling us our Bigfoot Garden Yeti statue has shipped.
Meghan Daum
I’m telling you, it’s so exciting playing out there because I’m playing well, you have the crowd behind you, and it’s such a good feeling. I’m really having a good time out there.
Stefan Edberg
I would play around bonfires with my friends, and people were telling me that I was good.
Morgan Wallen
Working with Chaplin was very amusing and strange. His films are so funny, but working with him, I found him to be a very serious man. Whereas the films of Hitchcock are macabre, he could be a very funny man to work with, always telling jokes and holding court. Of course, when I worked with Charlie he was getting older.
Tippi Hedren
Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.
Jennifer Aniston
It may be that everything the life science companies are telling us will turn out to be right, and there’s no problem here whatsoever. That defies logic.
Jeremy Rifkin
I don’t remember my father reading to me, but I remember him telling me bedtime stories. I got to pick what was in them, and then he’d make them up.
Caroline Kennedy
No one controlled Frank Sinatra or told him how to sing. No secret group of managers has been telling someone like Jay-Z what to do or how to look. And no one tells me what to do except me and the people who believe in me.
Andrew W.K.
I’ve always known that I’ll have a career for the rest of my life because they’ll always make movies about men, and men need women in their lives. But, when it comes to telling a woman’s story, they’re complex, circular, and not genre-driven.
Frances McDormand
My mom has always been beside me, always telling me what’s right and what’s not, guiding me through it all, keeping me away from bad company and from bad habits.
Karan Patel
You write in songs what you’re too scared to write in real life, and then you sing the songs to loads of people instead of telling it to the person you should be telling it to… Songs are a great way of dealing with those issues but kind of a coward’s way as well.
Winston Marshall
For most people, creativity is a serious business. They forget the telling phrase ‘the play of ideas’ and think that they need to knuckle down and work more. Often, the reverse is true. They need to play.
Julia Cameron
Human beings are interested in two things. They are interested in the reality and interested in telling about it.
Gertrude Stein
It’s not a 24-hour news cycle, it’s a 60-second news cycle now, it’s instantaneous. It has never been easier to get away with telling lies. It has never been easier to get away with the glib one liner.
Malcolm Turnbull
When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing. It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way. It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
Mick Mars
I felt like all of the American people did not believe me because of the things that were said about me, and said that people would say that it was just for the money, and it wasn’t about the money. It was about what he did to me. And I knew I was telling the truth.
Paula Jones
I have a worm’s eye view and a bird’s eye view simultaneously and it’s immensely helpful to understand what is happening on the shop floor when you are harnessing many talents and telling an intimate story on a large scale.
Richard Eyre
How often it is that the angry man rages denial of what his inner self is telling him.
Frank Herbert
The amazing thing now is that most of those so-called critics who were telling me to find my own voice seem to have lost theirs.
Brian Lumley
I resent Washington telling states, or the residents of those states, what to do and what to think.
Luis Fortuno
I’m an interpreter of stories. When I perform it’s like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories.
Nat King Cole
Memory is a way of telling you what’s important to you.
Salman Rushdie
I think I’m telling the truth. I sat by Ray Perkins at the Hall of Fame dinner in New York, and at that time he didn’t know he was our coach and I didn’t either.
Bear Bryant
I pefer an ugly truth to a pretty lie. If someone is telling me the truth that is when I will give my heart.
Shakira
I’m always telling young designers to take the time to surround themselves with women.
Azzedine Alaia
I sometimes think it’s like a weird elastic band. The more tragic your work is, the quicker you snap back. There’s a catharsis in telling a miserable old tale; you get rid of demons.
Anne-Marie Duff
I don’t ever remember them telling us or teaching us that the only way we could be more successful is if other people were less successful. They never inculcated the belief that somehow, in order for us to climb the ladder, other people have to come down from the ladder.
Marco Rubio
There are only two ways of telling the complete truth – anonymously and posthumously.
Thomas Sowell
I can keep learning about all the different technologies. It’s my most telling characteristic. I’m interested in trying anything new.
Martha Stewart
A message I’ve been telling myself: the cinema is very conservative, and unless you have a story that satisfies you, that is within the unchallenging zone, but you love it, you can’t do it as cinema. Otherwise, you better go do it for television, which is more daring now.
Jane Campion
I believe that rejection is a blessing because it’s the universe’s way of telling you that there’s something better out there.
Michelle Phan
Work is of two kinds: first, altering the position of matter at or near the earth’s surface relative to other matter; second, telling other people to do so.
Bertrand Russell
Everyone kept telling me, Just be yourself. Be yourself. I kept thinking, there’s got to be more to it than that!
Tony Danza
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying bastard. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he’d lie just to keep his hand in.
Harry S Truman
When you look at the calculation, it’s amazing that every time you try to prove or disprove time travel, you’ve pushed Einstein’s theory to the very limits where quantum effects must dominate. That’s telling us that you really need a theory of everything to resolve this question. And the only candidate is string theory.
Michio Kaku
I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music – gospel, blues, jazz and R&B – is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I’m telling you.
Quincy Jones
When you’re telling a story, the best stories, every character has an arc. Every one. And that arc is usually about finding yourself, or about at least finding something about yourself that you didn’t know.
Roy Conli
I have a great deal of difficulty with those who live in a hugely prosperous country telling people in the developing world that they should be deprived of a critical source of energy.
Lee R. Raymond
I remember my uncle and my father telling me that my mother didn’t want me because I was blind. She thought being blind was a disgrace and a punishment from God. I understand that a lot of young mothers probably wouldn’t know what to do in that situation, but over your life you learn to forgive everything.
Ronnie Milsap
We’ve been given this great gift, this huge canvas of these beautiful books by George Martin, and the idea of telling this whole epic through to the end is incredibly compelling.
D. B. Weiss
And in fact, I think one of the best guides to telling you who you are, and I think children use it all the time for this purpose, is fantasy.
Peter Shaffer
If I just do it, it will take less time than telling someone what I’m thinking, and have them free associate, and then come back to me and I’ll hate it and I’ll have to redo it.
Isaac Mizrahi
The left side of my brain is telling me I want to sleep with every woman in the world and the other side of my brain is telling me I met this great girl and if I let that go I’m going to regret it.
Scott Caan
Don’t be getting sloppy drunk and telling them dirty jokes.
Mr. T
The first time I heard Johnny play at the Fillmore East, I wasn’t really impressed. He had come on the scene with everybody telling me how great he was, and I didn’t hear it.
Rick Derringer
I got to the point where I was fed up with so many people telling me how and who I was supposed to be.
Estelle
But although Australia was also involved in the Vietnam conflict, I can remember my dad telling us that if we were in Australia, we wouldn’t be drafted until we were 20.
Mel Gibson
I’ve just got to let my teammates know in practice, without even telling them, that I don’t think I’m ahead of anybody.
Kevin Durant
If I have to go around telling everyone how great I am, then there’s something wrong with my act.
Les Paul
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Ken Kesey
I decided to devote my life to telling the story because I felt that having survived I owe something to the dead. and anyone who does not remember betrays them again.
Elie Wiesel
Well, acting itself is a form of rebellion, always. Getting up there in front of people, telling stories – you’re kind of going against the grain to begin with, wanting to do that, don’t you think? Why else would you do it? Except maybe as kind of a way to affirm your very existence.
John Cusack
Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, Stephen Colbert. Those are the guys I look at who are telling me pretty much the truth. And they throw humor into it which makes it much more interesting to listen to.
Grace Slick
I don’t like telling people where I stand on this, although I’m surprised anybody wonders. I suppose if I say I’m pro-choice, if I make that clear, it let’s the audience off the hook, then they can sort of relax. Okay, it’s alright he’s pro-choice then I can enjoy this.
Todd Solondz
The dog and the rabbit are telling us not to chase unattainable material goals.
Kit Williams
In the last few years, the very idea of telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth is dredged up only as a final resort when the alternative options of deception, threat and bribery have all been exhausted.
Michael Musto
The norm is white, apparently, in the view of people who see things in that way. For them, the only reason you would introduce a black character is to introduce this kind of abnormality. Usually, it’s because you’re telling a story about racism or at least about race.
Octavia E. Butler
Nothing is more bothersome to me than retiring. Weird things happen when you disengage; first you get negative, then you start telling people about your latest surgeries, and eventually you lose touch. I want to stay in touch.
Charles R. Swindoll
I feel a responsibility for telling the truth.
Future
When I don’t want anyone to change me, I also don’t go out there and keep telling people, ‘Change yourself into this’ or ‘Don’t do this, do this.’
Divya Agarwal
And Hackman had really choked up when he was telling it. It was very moving.
Wes Anderson
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may read or what films he may watch.
Thurgood Marshall
Yes, you have to be brave enough to take steps that your heart is telling you to take. Because when I decided to go into cricket, not one person told me I was making the right move. At that time, nobody thought the IPL would become so big. I was nervous at that time, because suddenly I was in an uncomfortable spot.
Preity Zinta
Maybe our telling of the story wasn’t as clear as it should have been, but I don’t think that’s true. In terms of understanding the story, it comes across.
Joel Coen
They are always telling us that Carolina Blue is not a color, that it is really Columbia blue or sky blue. But there is no bad blood amongst the teammates. All of our kidding is in good fun.
Lorrie Fair
We are telling veterans they must sacrifice to pay for the pet projects and contracts to campaign donors of powerful members of Congress.
Nick Lampson
People used to complain that selling a president was like selling a bar of soap. But when you buy soap, at least you get the soap. In this campaign you just get two guys telling you they really value cleanliness.
David Brooks
I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.
Ratan Tata
But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go – telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is there waiting for me – I would get up and go. And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!
Nancy Kerrigan
The thing that grounds you, and the thing that really gives you a sense of wholeness, is your family, friends and your community. Those are the things that can mirror back to you what you’re experiencing, and can affirm to you that the stories you are telling are true.
Dan Chaon
When I was on a major label I felt obliged to say yes to every interview, tour and whatever else. The label is always telling you, ‘This ain’t going to last,’ so I worked myself half to death. I learnt from that and I like to pace myself now.
Adam Ant
I wouldn’t do a project if it weren’t a story I wanted to tell. That’s rewarding in itself, as a writer, if you’re working on a story that you enjoy telling.
Stephen Schwartz
The feminist movement is not about success for women. It is about treating women as victims and about telling women that you can’t succeed because society is unfair to you, and I think that’s a very unfortunate idea to put in the minds of young women because I believe women can do whatever they want.
Phyllis Schlafly
Mentors provide professional networks, outlets for frustration, college and career counseling, general life advice, and most importantly, an extra voice telling a student they are smart enough and capable enough to cross the stage at graduation and land their first paycheck from a career pathway job.
Gerald Chertavian
For me, I just want to continue telling stories – whether it’s musically or theatrically, this is what I love to do. So, I want to create more.
AJ Michalka
I’m always with my dad, and he’s my coach, and he just kept telling me, ‘You have to keep motivated, try to keep motivated.’
Sofia Kenin
The unutterable violence of the Holocaust shook our confidence in the possibility of telling any story of faith at all.
Timothy Radcliffe
And I don’t think that government has a role in telling people how to live their lives. Maybe a minister does, maybe your belief in God does, maybe there’s another set of moral codes, but I don’t think government has a role.
Clarence Thomas
When you grow up a Matthews, other Matthews are always telling you what you’re doing wrong.
Clay Matthews III
There is something fundamentally unfair about a government that takes away so much of people’s money, power, and personal control while telling them that life will be better as a result.
Steve Forbes
I had never been a comic book person before, really, because I had no access to them. Once I had access, I thought that these are just another avenue for telling stories and delving into the imagination.
Marjorie Liu
I’m not interested in breaking news. I’m interested in telling the story of what’s going on and then trying to figure it out.
Glenn Beck
Imagine if it happened to you: All of a sudden you find this thing on your wrist and people are telling you it has powers. I would be a little skeptical myself.
Yancy Butler
Psychological factors are critical in supporting immune function. If you suppress this psychological support by telling someone he’s condemned to die, your words alone will have condemned him.
Luc Montagnier
The format’s better because it gives us a much stronger hand to play when going to the North Koreans unified, with our allies and partners in the region, all of us saying the same thing: telling them their current course is unacceptable.
Mitchell Reiss
‘Minecraft’ certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.
Markus Persson
When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn’t permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews.
Steven Spielberg
I say that I can’t make anything up. I think of myself as a collage artist. I’m cutting and pasting memories of my life. And I say, I have to live a life in order to tell a life. I would prefer to tell it because telling you’re always in control, you’re like God.
Spalding Gray
I’m always going to be able to touch fans and get new fans because everybody goes through something everyday. I just keep touching different subjects by talking to the streets and reaching out to my fans by telling them a story instead of just giving them music to listen.
Lil Durk
Some companies use off-balance-sheet partnerships to raise money or to buy assets without ever telling their shareholders in their financial statements.
Alex Berenson
I’m not telling people to go vegan overnight.
Heather Mills
I think horror or science fiction is another way of telling a modern myth – it’s like Ancient Greece; it’s like kids couldn’t wait for the next ‘Orpheus’ story, the next ‘Jason and the Argonauts.’
Reg E. Cathey
I think when people begin to tell their stories, everything changes, because not only are you legitimised in the telling of your story and are you found, literally, like you matter, you exist in the telling of your story, but when you hear your story be told, you suddenly exist in community and with others.
Eve Ensler
There’s always gonna be setbacks; there’s always gonna be knockdowns. There’s always gonna be people telling you, ‘Hey, you suck!’
Post Malone
When I was young, I saw some of my heroes doing it on the telly. We’re talking about Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, Arthur Lowe, Ian McKellan, Kenneth Williams. These were all guys telling stories to me.
Rik Mayall
I was well motivated. What I wanted to do was work for myself. I had twenty two jobs before I started my business at the age of twenty three and I didn’t want one more boss telling me what to do. So I was motivated simply because I didn’t want a boss.
Barbara Corcoran
Life is so great every day. I am telling things every day.
Nina Hagen
The more understanding we have about what’s going on in our own brain will just make us more capable in our own jobs, in telling our kids we love them, and living a fulfilling life.
Sam Jaeger
Homer has taught all other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
Aristotle
For me, it seems to help me take the pressure off if I don’t pay attention to what other people are telling me.
Missy Franklin
Honesty is more than not lying. It is truth telling, truth speaking, truth living, and truth loving.
James E. Faust
I need to keep my story count high. I’m trying to get as many stories in my hour as is humanly possible. We’re telling more stories in our hour than any national newscast has in the history of this business, I think.
Shepard Smith
I remember going home one day and telling my brother that I was going to give up football because I was 17 and was too old. My brother said he wouldn’t let me. He got me my first pair of real boots and those were the boots I managed to become professional in.
Michail Antonio
Meteorologists are pretty faces reading scripts telling you whether it’s going to rain tomorrow.
Noam Chomsky
I think the novel is not so much a literary genre, but a literary space, like a sea that is filled by many rivers. The novel receives streams of science, philosophy, poetry and contains all of these; it’s not simply telling a story.
Jose Saramago
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing – he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous – any athlete who tells you they’re not nervous isn’t telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
Carl Lewis
When you meet with someone and you try to assess whether they’re telling you the truth or not, there’s several things you can do. You judge demeanor and credibility. You look at corroboration.
John Kennedy
I’ve never reacted well to other people telling me what to do.
Tom Selleck
I don’t teach writing classes anymore, and I’m really glad I don’t, because I would feel very strange about telling people, ‘Go out there and be a writer, and make a living from it.’
Ursula K. Le Guin
If I’m really telling someone what’s coming ahead of them, then I’m going to say it, and I’m going to own those words.
Judy Smith
I don’t want to be 60 years old standing on stage telling some jokes. I want my life to mean something.
Steve Harvey
What I’ve been telling people is that the doctors are gaining on cancer very rapidly. It’s almost become a chronic disease, like diabetes – something you can treat. It doesn’t go away, and you’re not well in the sense of being over it, but you go on and live your life.
Molly Ivins
The hardest thing which I’ve experienced is calling up my father, Rance Howard, who’s a wonderful actor, and telling him I’ve had to cut him out of the movie, which I’ve had to do twice. That’s a lump-in-the-throat phone call.
Ron Howard
I don’t believe in organized religion – I dealt with them hand in hand, and a whole bunch of Catholic priests tried to molest me. Telling me I was gay and I should go home with them and stuff.
Jonathan Davis
Telling lies is the easy bit, but telling the truth and pretending you are lying is hard.
Lee Mack
I probably had some impact, because everyone keeps telling me that I did. I like to feel like I’m coming out with something to try to make room for other young women to make their art.
Liz Phair
Actually being funny is mostly telling the truth about things.
Bernard Sahlins
Science is telling us that the reason people die is not because some god said so or because the laws of nature mandate it. People always die because of technical problems. And every technical problem has, in principle, a technical solution.
Yuval Noah Harari
The simple act of telling a woman’s story from a woman’s point of view is a revolutionary act: it never has been done before.
Carol P. Christ
Telling a teenager the facts of life is like giving a fish a bath.
Arnold H. Glasow
It’s so much easier to know who you are when there aren’t a thousand people telling you who they think you are.
Miley Cyrus
Whether I’m telling stories in songs or if directing is the next step, being a storyteller is what I like doing.
Kelly Jones
Something in us is telling us we’re moving too fast, at a pace dictated by machines rather than by anything human, and that unless we take conscious measures, we’ll permanently be out of breath.
Pico Iyer
History’s like a story in a way: it depends on who’s telling it.
Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Einstein, stop telling God what to do!
Niels Bohr
A gaffe in Washington is someone telling the truth, and telling the truth has never hurt me.
Joe Biden
Don’t patronize the chain bookstores. Every time I see some author scheduled to read and sign his books at a chain bookstore, I feel like telling him he’s stabbing the independent bookstores in the back.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Well, I – all cases to me have interest. Every case is important to somebody, the people litigating that case. But the most difficult case for me is the case where one person says a, the other person says b, and you just don’t know for certain who is not telling you the truth.
Judge Mills Lane
Science is telling us that we can do phenomenal things if we put our minds and our resources to it.
Anthony Fauci
When I was up for the film ‘Dreamcatcher,’ to play the role of an overweight kid, I was told I’m too fat to play the fat guy. That’s like telling a Mexican to get a tan.
Ralphie May
My father always taught by telling stories about his experiences. His lessons were about morality and art and what insects and birds and human beings had in common. He told me what it meant to be a man and to be a Black man. He taught me about love and responsibility, about beauty, and how to make gumbo.
Walter Mosley
Yeah I’m telling real stories, but if you pick up a documentary on strippers, you’re going to want to see some stripping, so we definitely got that in there.
Method Man
I’m not interested in making a $60-million studio film with a bunch of 24-year-olds telling me what to do.
Bruce Campbell
I was on my face. I heard the count from one to 10. I kept telling myself that I had to get up, but I couldn’t move. I couldn’t make myself move. It was the strangest feeling.
Rocky Marciano
If you say that the history of the Church is a long succession of scandals, you are telling the truth, though if that is all you say, you are distorting the truth.
Gerald Vann
I love storytellers. When I was growing up, my inspirations were watching Eddie Murphy, Dennis Wolfberg, and Louie Anderson. These guys were great at telling stories, and I made that my own style, talking about things that happened to me and trying to make them funny.
Jo Koy
My parents broke up when I was six. Before, I was a very active, naughty child, but after my father left me, I stopped talking. I became very good at hiding my emotions. I felt so ashamed of telling others that I didn’t have a father, because that was not common in the 1960s.
Tony Leung Chiu-Wai
My father was always telling himself no one was perfect, not even my mother.
Broderick Crawford
Blanche talks about aging, and why should she be considered poor, because physical beauty is transitory and fading and she has such richness of the soul. I think that speech is so beautiful, and so telling and so true.
Delta Burke
I keep telling people I’ll make movies until I’m fifty and then I’ll go and do something else. I’m going to be a professional gentleman of leisure.
Eddie Murphy
I am telling you, Lebanon was fun. I played for 5,000 people in a sold-out venue. The clubs there don’t even open until 4 A.M. If a bomb goes off, people don’t get excited. They live every day like it’s their last because it could possibly be.
Eddie Griffin
When you’re learning how to do magic, the first rule is ‘never reveal a secret.’ In a way, by telling someone I’m a magician, it kind of gives away the best secret of all… How interesting to take the magician out of the equation of a magic show.
Michael Carbonaro
I take work very seriously and telling the truth in my job and professionalism.
Brittany Murphy
Dance is about portraying and telling a story and whether that be two males, two females, a group of guys, or a group of girls, it doesn’t matter as long as the story is beautiful.
A. J. Pritchard
I was always telling everybody that I could be funny.
Sally Kellerman
Now that Europe has developed through deforestation and fossil fuel use it is telling Brazil not to develop through deforestation and fossil fuel use. Bolsonaro is the backlash against such hypocrisy.
Michael Shellenberger
Teddy Riley was telling everyone I was his female rapper, but he never came through. And Michael Bivens promised me all kinds of stuff but then he told me to wait.
Da Brat
Reality in movies is the reality of the story you’re telling, so it may not match the reality as we know it, but the reason there’s art is that it tries to bring some kind of understanding of all the suffering and joys and pain that we go through. Storytelling brings some value to it.
Caleb Deschanel
A girl can tell I like her when I blush or start telling bad jokes.
Zac Efron
I’m not telling people where to give money, but if there is to be a spotlight shed on me, then I’d like to direct that spotlight onto causes I think are worthy or onto interesting, progressive figures.
Scarlett Johansson
In the ’20s they were telling us we’d all have our own private plane and take vacations to the moon.
Jay Chiat
An eating disorder is serious and it’s a disease, and I don’t think you can lightly say that someone has a disease unless they’re openly telling you that they do.
Nicole Richie
You can’t have a United States if you are telling some folks that they can’t get on the train. There is a cracking point where a society collapses.
Bruce Springsteen
Joan Rivers telling Lauren Bacall her dress is all wrong is like Carrot Top telling Lenny Bruce he needs to get an edge.
Dennis Miller
It’s funny, I had dinner with my dear friend John Spencer last night and I’m not in the first episode, but he’s at the beginning of it and he was telling me about it and I thought this sounds very hot because I think this is definitely the last year of West Wing.
Stockard Channing
I called my mother up and I said, ‘You know, I’ve been to the best doctors in the world and I’ve spent almost half a million dollars and they’re telling me I have symptoms of a P.O.W. and all I did was grow up in your home.’
Darrell Hammond
There was a whole display set up of all the X-Men paraphernalia. My wife couldn’t resist telling this 5-year-old boy that I was Wolverine. The little kid looked up at me and he was staring at me.
Hugh Jackman
Acting coaches in Hollywood were always telling me to use my hands and body more. But that was never me. I just breathe and sometimes it doesn’t look as if I’m doing that.
Perry Como
My ambition was always to bag a lead role in a film, and hence, I refrained from doing any ads, TV serials, music videos, as I felt that a fresh face always works much better. It was a gamble, and I took that gamble telling myself that I will give it my all to bag a lead role.
Ranveer Singh
I’m telling the same story in every film.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
It’s the most gratifying thing to have young girls telling me, ‘I love that you do a photo shoot in pants and a button up shirt, and you still look cool.’
AJ Lee
Telling stories and having them received is so important. That dialogue is everything. I tell my students all the time that what separates us as human beings is our ability to hold stories. Our narrative history. There is so much power in that. Storytelling is our human industry.
Kathi Appelt
Nobody calls me a racist when I do redneck jokes. Jeff Foxworthy can do as many ‘You might be a redneck jokes’ as he wants, but I’m telling you as soon as a guy like that does a black joke or something – ‘How dare you!’ I totally think it’s unfair.
Carlos Mencia
Writing is powerful. Whether it’s a little girl hiding from the Nazis in an attic, or Amnesty International writing letters on behalf of political prisoners, the power of telling stories is usually what causes change.
Erin Gruwell
Anyone can write a story based on the kind of horror where you see a guy in car and then there’s the bad guy in the back seat. It’s infantile to rely on that for telling a story. That’s like going to bed and thinking there’s a monster under your bed. It’s silly.
Sergio Aragones
In 1795, I sent him another letter, telling him, that danger still stood before us, and that the truth of what I had written in 1792 was to be proved by 12 men.
Joanna Southcott
Until the province is willing to look internally at their inflated budget, to engage the private sector, to exhaust every other available avenue, we can’t justify a series of costly new taxes on residents who are already telling us that they just can’t afford it.
Doug Ford
Many are asking what my credentials are and what I can do for the Philippines. They are telling me that they heard I am a womanizer. That is true. That is very true.
Rodrigo Duterte
Nepotism is an overrated debate. It exists everywhere and I have been telling this from the day one.
Anubhav Sinha
A special effect is a tool, a means of telling a story. A special effect without a story is a pretty boring thing.
George Lucas
We live in a culture where people are constantly telling us how to get what we want, and within that message is, ‘You need to be something other than you are.’
Tracee Ellis Ross
We do not want to live in a theocracy. We should maintain that barrier and government has no business telling someone what they ought to believe or how they should conduct their private lives.
Robert Reich
Everybody’s got a different way of telling a story – and has different stories to tell.
Keith Richards
If you tell a lie that’s big enough, and you tell it often enough, people will believe you’re telling the truth, even if what you’re saying is total crap.
Richard Belzer
I want to be scared. I want to keep taking insane risks. I want to be scared because you’re going to grow through that whether you want to or not. I don’t want to play the same guy. I want to keep throwing curveballs to you guys and keep telling stories.
Taylor Kitsch
I’m a conduit for telling people’s stories. It’s a privilege.
Tori Amos
My boyfriend keeps telling me I’ve got to own things. So, first I bought this car. And then he told me I oughta get a house. ‘Why a house?’ ‘Well, you gotta have a place to park the car.’
Julia Roberts
I know that some people shy away from what I say. They think it is too blunt, but when you don’t give people that, they feel like you are being fake and you’re not telling the truth. So it’s like, you want me to tell the truth, but when I do, it’s too much for you.
Missy Elliott
Don’t believe what your eyes are telling you. All they show is limitation. Look with your understanding, find out what you already know, and you’ll see the way to fly.
Richard Bach
I don’t go around lecturing people and telling them they shouldn’t eat meat. I just don’t think that’s terribly effective. I just try to tell people how I have personally benefitted from the vegan lifestyle.
Steve-O
When a Cabinet Minister who is sacked for telling lies is re-appointed, in the face of every constitutional convention, only for the same man to be sacked again from the same Cabinet for the same offence by the same Prime Minister no wonder the public are cynical about politics.
William Hague
I was actually telling people that – by harnessing the atom – we could enter a new era of unlimited power that would do away with the need to dam our beautiful streams.
David R. Brower
The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.
Dorothy L. Sayers
Right now the long-term investors are telling us that they’re not as concerned about inflation and so we’re seeing these rates now move into the marketplace and out to the street – rates that individuals can get.
Franklin Raines
My husband is a composer, so he plays piano all the time and I sit there and clap telling my unborn child, ‘Hear me clap, hear the music.’ I know music, in general, is supposed to be good for babies to hear.
Danica McKellar
Burnout is a way of telling you that your form of activism was perhaps not very full circle.
Gloria Steinem
I am not generous about telling people who I am and what I like to do because it’s my life and it only belongs to me and my friends and family.
Elena Anaya
I really fell into drama school – I had a lot of lot of luck. I didn’t take criticism very well while I was there; in fact, I took it personally. With every note I got, I felt like they were telling me I was a bad person.
Charlie Cox
When I entered college, it was to study liberal arts. At the University of Pennsylvania, I studied English literature, but I fell in love with broadcasting, with telling stories about other people’s exploits.
Andrea Mitchell
There’s no such thing as second class citizenship. That’s like telling me you can be a little bit pregnant.
H. Rap Brown
I always wanted to perform. I remember being 5 years old and telling my parents to sit down as I was going to put on a play for them.
Tammin Sursok
I think you’re a product of your influences, your environment. You see guys with so much talent, but they got the wrong people around them telling them the wrong things. They wind up going down the wrong path.
Paul Pierce
Basically, I hate conformity. I hate people telling me what to do. It makes me want to smash things. So-called normal behaviour patterns make me so bored, I could throw up!
Wendy O. Williams
Nicki Minaj, I’m at MTV. I’m going to be honest with you: I love you. I like you. I want you; I want you to be mine. Only reason I’m not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you’re busy.
DJ Khaled
It starts with trusting yourself, even if people are telling you you’re too young to trust yourself.
SZA
I remember my mum coming into my bedroom when I was lying awake one night, and she asked what I was thinking of… And I was telling her about the inventions I would invent, and she said, ‘Can’t you ever just think stupid thoughts?’
B. J. Novak
When we make a mistake, it becomes front-page news. We don’t need any reporter telling us how badly we played.
Willie Stargell
I like the detail work of telling a story in small pieces, as is done in movie-making, and also the long leap of faith needed to see a theatre performance through each night. Both require focus and self-discipline.
Viggo Mortensen
This is not a football film. It’s about two individuals – two good friends telling their story.
Gale Sayers
The Fox God created Babymetal by coming to us in a dream and telling the three of us to form the band. It is because of the Fox God that we are able to be who we are and perform all over the world.
Suzuka Nakamoto
I always made a point of telling the doctors I was sane, and asking to be released, but the more I endeavored to assure them of my sanity, the more they doubted it.
Nellie Bly
I don’t have anybody telling me what to do.
John Mayer
Facebook is really about communicating and telling stories… We think that people can really help spread awareness of organ donation and that they want to participate in this to their friends. And that can be a big part of helping solve the crisis that’s out there.
Mark Zuckerberg
I can’t say why people lie; they just do. Everyone has their own reasons for not telling the truth.
Eric Carr
I would say don’t take advice from people like me who have gotten very lucky. We’re very biased. You know, like Taylor Swift telling you to follow your dreams is like a lottery winner telling you, ‘Liquidize your assets; buy Powerball tickets – it works!’
Bo Burnham
The only pitch I have to movie people is the same as this one: Just give me $8 million. I’m not telling you what it’s about and I’m not telling you who’s in it.
Louis C. K.
As a father, I always want my son to be perfect. When he was young, I tried to train him in martial arts, but he said, ‘I don’t want to become like Bruce Lee’s son, with everybody telling me how good my father was.’ I just think my son is too lazy.
Jackie Chan
If you’re not plugged into something like Athletes in Action or Campus Crusade, it’s difficult to keep your eyes focused on Jesus Christ because the world is telling you differently, and your sin-nature is telling you differently.
Kirk Cousins
For me, there’s a fine line between telling a story that’s fictional with lots of details and then removing yourself too much from it, so it’s bloodless, a little too fictional.
Aimee Mann
There’s a classic medical aphorism: ‘Listen to the patient; they’re telling you the diagnosis.’ Actually, a lot of patients are just telling you a lot of rubbish, and you have to stop them and ask the pertinent questions. But, yes, in both drama and medicine, isolated facts can accumulate to create the narrative.
Jed Mercurio
I’m just basically telling a story of my life.
Jose Canseco
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Mark Twain
God’s plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple – one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we’re busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone’s eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you’ll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
Charles Stanley
I have Nineties music oozing out of my pores. What made rock & roll back then is that it was uncensored. It was raw and dark. Think of ‘Something in the Way,’ by Nirvana – he was telling everyone how he felt.
Machine Gun Kelly
It’s a very telling thing when you have children. You have to be there for them, you’ve got to set an example, when you’re not sure what your example is, and anyway the world is changing so fast you don’t know what is appropriate anymore.
Annie Lennox
Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me – I quit.’
Bill Maher
I believe in feeling connected. Love is something that grows, that comes from nourishment; it builds. But there is a great feeling that happens, that is telling you, I don’t want to leave this room!
Gisele Bundchen
I’ve learned that I get blocked when my subconscious mind is telling me that I’ve taken the work in a wrong direction, and that once I start listening to what my subconscious is trying to tell me, I can work out the problem and get moving again.
Walter Jon Williams
I don’t like people telling me what to do, or trying to MAKE me write songs.
Dave Davies
I think it’s important that we all try to give something to this medium, instead of just thinking about what is the most efficient way of telling a story or making an audience stay in a cinema.
Lars von Trier
People are consistently telling me how much they like my wife. That’s my cross to bear.
Matthew Broderick
I have a commitment to real worlds on screen. I like working in real communities. I like telling real stories.
Niki Caro
It sounds simple telling people to work hard and never quit, but to really execute and demonstrate those principles takes discipline and faith. Those are the two factors that I believe separate the good from the great, the successes from the failures.
Nipsey Hussle
There wasn’t much as a kid that inspired me in what I did as an adult, but I was always very interested in what motivates people, and in telling stories and building things.
George Lucas
I wanted readers to be genuinely unsure as to whether she’s telling the truth or lying. It meant making her partly sympathetic, and partly unsympathetic, which wasn’t easy.
Lee Child
Poland, of course, was the key country. I remember Stalin telling me that the plains of Poland were the invasion route of Europe to Russia and always had been, and therefore he had to control Poland.
W. Averell Harriman
Well, you know, what’s so exciting, is that it was a really telling campaign as well. Whenever we start looking at the differences, they could never be more clear.
Katherine Harris
There might have been a point in my career where, because people have been telling me I’m an activist, I took on that label. But in retrospect, I don’t think that’s what I am – or what I’ve been – just because I’m vocal about my identity sometimes.
Hunter Schafer
I’m not the type of guy to go so deep with the concept songs, but there’s deep thought in everything. Maybe it’s not just a repetitive hook telling you what the song is about – you have to use your brain a little bit.
Action Bronson
I do not abuse players. I talk to myself; I abuse myself. It’s my way of letting off steam. I do it after every century; I do not do it always. I keep telling myself: ‘Improve, improve from the previous match, the previous shot. You can do it.’
Virat Kohli
When you’re young, you think you can do anything, and that was really a gift. That’s why I can never understand someone telling me ‘no’ today. ‘No’ just isn’t an option.
Sandra Lee
I was telling people like ‘My Dawg’ gon’ be the song that get me out there. I knew it.
Lil Baby
Life’s full of lots of dream-stealers always telling you you need to do something more sensible. I think it doesn’t matter what your dream is, just fight the dream-stealers and hold onto it.
Bear Grylls
Being mentally tough is having to battle those demons and push yourself out of your comfort zone and force yourself to be the person that your mind is telling you you aren’t.
Michael Chiesa
An intervention is much more than telling someone they have a problem in a unified fashion; treatment options should be in place.
Drew Pinsky
People expect me to be, first and foremost, a storyteller. I lead by telling stories.
Shonda Rhimes
My stylist and agency staff are the ones that do a good job telling me what to wear.
Park Bo-gum
I got a way to get through to kids. I try to take that and use that to my advantage. If we work on the kids right now, I’m telling you, they’ll be making less mistakes, the jails will be gettin’ less full. It’s all about what we do with the kids.
Flavor Flav
I was tempted my junior year to go out of college and forgo my eligibility. I had broken several world records. I did have a lot of people telling me that I should go pro.
Natalie Coughlin
Don’t speak evil of someone if you don’t know for certain, and if you do know ask yourself, why am I telling it?
Johann Kaspar Lavater
But, the relationships that I see work – As long as they’re telling the truth, and saying the things that you don’t ever want to have to say to another human being.
Mark Ruffalo