Turning Quotes

Turning Quotes by Tana French, Shiv Khera, Rick Riordan, Daryl Sabara, Dan Abrams, Irwin Edman and many others.

I like writing about big turning points, where professi

I like writing about big turning points, where professional and personal lives coalesce, where the boundaries are coming down, and you’re faced with a set of choices which will change life forever.
Tana French
I started life washing cars in Canada before moving on to selling life insurance and vacuum cleaners. Later, I went through a programme by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, which literally changed my life. It was the turning point.
Shiv Khera
I think kids want the same thing from a book that adults want – a fast-paced story, characters worth caring about, humor, surprises, and mystery. A good book always keeps you asking questions, and makes you keep turning pages so you can find out the answers.
Rick Riordan
Coming out of ‘Spy Kids,’ I immediately wanted to do more grown-up roles, and I was turning down a lot of the kind of younger, cheesier roles.
Daryl Sabara
Certainly the O.J. Simpson case was a turning point in my career.
Dan Abrams
Life is always at some turning point.
Irwin Edman
From the time I was 16 to really up until turning 21, the roles were really, really few and far between. I had people say that I just wasn’t a good singer. They didn’t know what to do with me; I would never fit in any markets. I almost quit acting altogether.
Naya Rivera
Turning into a full-fledged comedian involves a lot of hardships.
If you’ve done a bit of journalism, everyone assumes you must be moving into PR. We’re absolutely not becoming a PR agency and we’re not turning into Brunswick. We will remain SRU, but we will be owned by the Brunswick Group. It’s quite different.
Peter York
September 11, 2001, was a terrible tragedy by any measure, but it was not a historical turning point. It did not herald a new era of international relations in which terrorists with a global agenda prevailed or in which such spectacular terrorist attacks became commonplace.
Richard N. Haass
There is something so settled and stodgy about turning a great romance into next of kin on an emergency room form, and something so soothing and special, too.
Anna Quindlen
Honesty is the fastest way to prevent a mistake from turning into a failure.
James Altucher
I’m not sad at all about turning 40.
Halle Berry
All sorts of computer errors are now turning up. You’d be surprised to know the number of doctors who claim they are treating pregnant men.
Isaac Asimov
Look, some days, you have to film a sequence in which the rain is pounding down on someone and you’re just turning the camera on what’s happening. And other days, you occasionally have to spray Robert Pattinson in the face with a firehose.
Robert Eggers
This act demonstrates graphically a turning away the past and moving ahead. You now get to refresh your time in a friendly way by running with the watch instead of against it or away from it.
Joe Henderson
When I started out in fashion, everything had to be very structured and tight and controlling, and now I’m getting to a point where I think – I could wear a great big parka, that could be quite fabulous. I haven’t always got to show off my size, show off my shape. It’s a turning point for me.
Victoria Beckham
The United States has done more for the war crimes tribunal than any other country in the world. We’re turning over all the information we have, including intelligence information.
Warren Christopher
NASA has been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve. It’s sad that we are turning the programme in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation and stimulation it provides to young people.
Neil Armstrong
Once people enjoy the taste of freedom, there is no turning back.
Neil Bush
I started turning 40 at 38. I had pains all over my body. I couldn’t sleep, I had rampant anxiety, and I couldn’t stop eating and drinking.
Lorraine Gary
For a period of time, I carried cameras with me wherever I went, and then I realized that my interest in photography was turning toward the conceptual. So I wasn’t carrying around cameras shooting stuff, I was developing concepts about what I wanted to shoot. And then I’d get the camera angle and do the job.
Leonard Nimoy
By turning negatives into positives, losing into a journey to winning, I have been able to overcome the odds that were against me into motivation for my success.
Bobby Bones
You can’t score if you’re turning it over. It’s like a punt. If you go out and you punt 12 times, you’re not scoring points. That’s not good. So, when you turn the ball over and throw interceptions, you’re giving the other team more opportunities and your team less opportunities.
Tom Brady
A writer can write in an attic, or on top of a bus. Or with a sharp stick in some wet cement. To act, an actor has to have words. A stage. a camera turning.
Paul Muni
I am turning into the person I knew I would.
Pamela Anderson
We have three daughters, our own. And, of course, there’s nothing more frightening than something bad happening to them. And also, the thought of our children turning bad in some ways is another frightening thought.
Alexander Ahndoril
Before ‘Gremlins,’ I was a normal person, then within two weeks of the movie coming out, I couldn’t walk into a store without people turning around and staring. It’s exciting and also scary because everyone starts telling you how amazing you are.
Zach Galligan
Wall Street wants to keep its schemes too complicated to understand so that the roulette wheel can keep turning.
Maria Cantwell
Turning the ball over is something you don’t want to do as a quarterback.
Sam Darnold
I don’t want people turning on the telly and going, ‘Dear God, not him again.’
Phillip Schofield
I realized that, after tasting entrepreneurship, I had become unfit for the corporate world. There was no turning back. The only regret I had was having wasted my life in the corporate world for so long.
Vivek Wadhwa
I try to write something that would interest anybody and keep them turning the page. You must have a plot and good storyline.
Ernest Gaines
I’ve always drawn a lot. I like the idea of turning a 2-D sketch into a 3-D thing very quickly. And clothing is really good for that.
Giles Deacon
Brexit is turning out to be a really really bad meal. We ordered steak and chips and we’ve now got some raw chicken that smells bad.
Gavin Esler
Let me say that discovering Tagore was the turning point of my life.
Suspense is my thing. I think I am able to make people want to keep turning pages. They want to know what happens.
Ruth Rendell
‘Fukrey’ was a major turning point of my career because it was post this film that I started getting lead roles in films like ‘Bobby Jasoos.’
Ali Fazal
We decide on something, leave it lying around, and wait and see what happens. If no one kicks up a fuss, because most people don’t understand what has been decided, we continue step by step until there is no turning back.
Jean-Claude Juncker
It’s very embarrassing to talk of your own work before shooting for it and even before it is released. I have been a witness to many of our actors turning red-faced after their films release. I’d rather not be there.
R. Madhavan
Somali is turning into a desert. Rwanda, you can hardly find a place to plant a potato, it’s so crowded.
Jim Fowler
They’re now turning those seeds into intellectual property, so they have a virtual lock on the seeds upon which we all depend for our food and survival.
Jeremy Rifkin
With every resurgence or generational turning, fashion and music becomes reiterated.
Princess Nokia
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
Franz Kafka
Turning feelings into words can help us process and overcome adversity.
Sheryl Sandberg
The stock market to me was like a video game. When it went off, it was like turning the game off. It wasn’t something I’d think about until I’d turn the machine on again.
Jo Nesbo
Power in politics, sovereignty in America is with we the people, and that is the path to turning this country around: empowering the people.
Ted Cruz
Editing is a lot about patience and discipline and just banging away at something, turning off the machine and going home at night because you’re frustrated and depressed, and then coming back in the morning to try again.
Thelma Schoonmaker
I was asked to do a test commercial shoot for an Apple product which didn’t mean much to me at the time. Some music player that holds all your songs. Sounded cool to me and I never gave up an opportunity to work, especially with the possibility of it turning into a national commercial. Coolest job I did in that time.
Harry Shum, Jr.
My son Mahadevan recently expressed his interest in acting. As a father, I can only provide him the platform, and that’s precisely what I’m trying to do by turning producer to launch my son.
Delhi Ganesh
My goal is that after seeing ‘Grand Canyon,’ every person in the audience will go home knowing they have to conserve water: even something as simple as installing a low-flow toilet or showerhead, or turning off the faucet while they’re brushing their teeth.
Greg MacGillivray
My life is one long curve, full of turning points.
Pierre Trudeau
The fact is, we need markers in life, whether we subscribe to a religion or not. And the major holidays, such as Christmas, serve to remind us of the turning world.
Jay Parini
Everyone seems to be surprised that I’ve changed post-marriage. But what’s so surprising about it? You must change; it’s such a big turning point in your life.
Allu Arjun
I was with the U.N. Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali on the day that Srebrenica fell, which happened to be a huge historical turning point in the Bosnian war.
Michael Ignatieff
Kids are soft these days, period, end of the story in every respect. People coddle them too much. I’m sick of that; it’s irresponsible parenting. Taking care of them is one thing, but turning little boys into little girls because you’re coddling them so much, kids need to have experiences on their own.
Bill Goldberg
If you look at the Affordable Care Act, ultimately that was saved not solely by lawmakers but because of the courage of individuals and families who went to Washington, who organized, who mobilized and said ‘We’re not turning around.’
Ayanna Pressley
Anything that I’m passionate about and surprises me usually ends up turning into a joke simply because I have questions about it and I’m curious and I want to talk about it.
Katherine Ryan
What they are doing is taking something that otherwise creates pollution and turning it into something useful.
Barbara Lee
I think that first-person shooter is a stable genre that’s going to be here forever, just like there are going to be driving games forever. There’s something just intrinsically rewarding about turning around a corner and shooting at something.
John Carmack
I’ve been lucky to get some path-breaking films, which proved to be the turning point in my career. Be it ‘Rock on!’ ‘The Last Lear’ or ‘Raajneeti,’ directors started working in a different way.
Arjun Rampal
The miracle of turning inklings into thoughts and thoughts into words and words into metal and print and ink never palls for me.
John Updike
I must be the last person online to have been struck with this realization, but it’s amazing how the Internet has empowered hundreds of ordinary people, turning them into little Diane Sawyers and Anderson Coopers as they snap and blog away.
Bryan Burrough
I think of myself as a catalyst of action and a messenger of hope, turning people onto themselves and turning people onto their dreams.
Les Brown
Essentially, my parents directed me in the right path. They were all for me turning professional and starting that journey as a family with my golf career.
Tony Finau
We need to stop this overspending. We need to start turning this battleship in the right direction. And we all have to share in the sacrifice.
Jeff Fortenberry
Speed kills colour… the gyroscope, when turning at full speed, shows up gray.
Paul Morand
I know as an aunt, you fall into the trap of turning to your niece and saying, ‘you look beautiful’ – because of course all children do look beautiful – but if the message they get is that is what’s important and that is what gets praise, then that’s not necessarily the most positive message you want them to hear.
Jo Swinson
The turning point for me was realizing that I would learn more at Google, trying to build a company, regardless of whether we failed or succeeded, than I would at any of the other companies I had offers from.
Marissa Mayer
Turning the Internet over to the U.N. or some other phony international organization would be a disaster, and I am not willing to stand by and let it happen.
John Doolittle
The trick is the paradox – turning your story inside out. Now if it is something that appears to be of total normality and then suddenly turns inside out and is a different thing all together then that’s fun to write.
Nigel Kneale
As our focus turns to the oceans and the seemingly impossible task of repairing our marine habitat, we could look at Everest as a fine example of turning back the clock.
Ben Fogle
The signing of the Sex Pistols was a turning point for Virgin. It put the company on the map and, over the years, attracted bands such as Genesis, the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, and Janet Jackson. It also attracted Culture Club, who were ground-breaking.
Richard Branson
I wanted to learn everything I could about what it takes to be a great chef. It was a turning point for me.
Thomas Keller
There may be something good in silence. It’s a brand new thing. You can hear the funniest little discussions, if you keep turning the volume down. Shut yourself up, and listen out loud.
Wes Borland
Often we eat squid fried, so it’s fun to grill it for a change. To grill squid, slice the cleaned bodies open into two flat pieces and thread them, along with the tentacles, onto skewers, then grill quickly over a direct fire with the coals as close as possible to the grate, turning the squid several times.
Tom Douglas
I don’t have a high-powered life out of work. I like to go to the country for the weekend with the kids and the dog and play tennis. I am very good at turning off.
Anna Wintour
I don’t look ahead to the future as a vast, endless one. I’ve begun to feel the calendar pages turning.
Ron Howard
I remember being on film sets when I was younger, and only men got to do the cool action movies. So I thought, ‘Maybe I’ll get to produce one day and get to do cool stuff too,’ which is what happened when we did ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ Starting my production company was a big turning point for me.
Drew Barrymore
I used to get criticized for doing a ‘Bump & Grind’ then turning around and doing a gospel song. But the truth is I’m glad I have a gift that allows me to switch lanes.
R. Kelly
Since turning professional at 18, I have travelled the world playing the game that I love and consider myself a global player. As the World No.1 right now, I wish to be a positive role model and a sportsperson that people respect, and enjoy watching.
Rory McIlroy
Up to 30 years old, I was carried by natural talent, combined with a good level of professionalism. But since turning 30, I’ve gained a desire to sweat in the real sense of the word, to understand where I need to improve. Competitiveness, now, is essential.
Gianluigi Buffon
I love turning my daughter on to old movies.
Susie Bright
I think with the success of, like, every summer there has been a couple R-rated comedies that have done so well; I think it is so nice to see that people are turning out to see these movies, and it doesn’t seem to be as big a stigma with the studios anymore.
Will Ferrell
The first time I ever heard Airborne Toxic Event, my friend was turning 11 or something. And he had a paintball birthday party where him and me and two of our other friends went out to these paintball courses and I got obliterated. I don’t think I got one hit.
The one constant in my life has been my love of books: reading them, thinking about them, talking about them, holding them, turning people on to new ones.
Maria Semple
Turning 90 is not for sissies.
Jerry Lewis
I think we’ve all been kind of… everyone’s been hurt, everyone’s felt loss, everyone has exultation, everyone has a need to be loved, or to have lost love, so when you play a character, you’re pulling out those little threads and turning them up a bit.
Mark Ruffalo
When I first got pregnant, I freaked out. Then I had to remind myself: I’m turning 30.
Melissa Joan Hart
Do what is best for most people, not just a few. Prevent your elites and growing middle class, those who often benefit most from growth and development, from turning into a special interests group that blocks reforms.
Sri Mulyani Indrawati
If you see a market that has slow and steady growth long enough, you’ll start to front-run it, and that slow and steady growth will start turning into steeper growth, and that will accelerate the process.
Erik Voorhees
The thing to keep in mind is that we’re still in the very early days when it comes to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Saying there’s a silence is a bit like if Columbus, looking to discover a new continent, only sailed 10 miles off the coast of Spain before turning back to say, ‘Nothing out there!’
Seth Shostak
I was definitely nervous turning up on my first day to shoot with Woody Allen.
Ashley Madekwe
For an actor, you’re rejected eight or ten times a day. All you’ve got to sell is yourself. You’re not selling products, they’re not turning down a car, they’re turning you down. Most people can’t handle that. Most people are essentially not set up that way.
Barry Corbin
Clearly, we are courting tragedy by turning a blind eye to marketing gimmicks plainly intended to turn children into gun enthusiasts before they are even old enough to buy a firearm of their own.
Elizabeth Esty
I’m getting older, turning 40 this year. I had a period where I thought each expedition had to be something harder, something faster. But you can’t go on like that, or you’re going to die.
Ueli Steck
We need to protect immigrants who come here seeking a better life, rather than turning our backs on refugees and closing our borders and our hearts to others.
Tom Malinowski
Chi Chi Rodriguez had as good a pair of hands as anybody I ever saw, and more shots than you can imagine. But Chi Chi had a habit of turning simple shots into difficult ones.
Lee Trevino
I’d say we do reach somewhat of a younger audience, but I think for the most part that younger audience is picking our music up from a brother or sister or even parent, who is turning them onto the band.
Alex Lifeson
I don’t have ugly ducklings turning into swans in my stories. I have ugly ducklings turn into confident ducks.
Maeve Binchy
Hamas has effectively kidnapped Gaza. Instead of turning it into the Singapore of the Middle East that was promised, they have turned it into a fortress of terror.
Naftali Bennett
Know what you’re trying to do before you do it. Turning knobs at random isn’t enlightening any more than throwing paint at a wall blindfolded will let you paint a nice picture.
Steve Albini
The big turning point, really, was the Beatles’ influence on American folk music, and then Roger took it to the next step, and then along came the Lovin’ Spoonful and everybody else.
Barry McGuire
I wish that more people were willing to turn down upfront money in exchange for doing things that are more original. Turning down a seven-figure check has a ripple effect on the budget, which has a ripple effect on the storytelling. The higher the budget gets, the fewer storytelling risks you’re able to take.
Jason Blum
Sometimes when I look in the mirror, I see a child, then I look and see a woman who should be turning 60.
LeAnn Rimes
What I’m working on now – I’m back to fantasy, although considering that it’s me, I’m turning it into a kind of science fantasy. It’s a vampire story – but my vampires are biological vampires. They didn’t become vampires because someone bit them; they were born that way.
Octavia E. Butler
If you are making a script based on a book it can be frustrating going back to the source novel, because you’re turning the story into a totally different thing; the narrative of film is different from that of a book.
Clive Owen
Contemporary paganism gives me a subjective lens through which the world in which I live can be interpreted on an aesthetic and an ethical basis. I’m interested in narrative, myth, and story, in folklore and the way we connect to the turning of the seasons and the natural world.
Liz Williams
My interest is in turning over a rock and seeing what’s underneath. It’s a personality trait more than anything; it’s what made me want to become a crime reporter, even though I was not suited for it personality-wise.
Gillian Flynn
The indictment, in a lot of ways, that was the turning point.
Jeffrey Skilling
Vengeance is the act of turning anger in on yourself. On the surface it may be directed at someone else, but it is a surefire recipe for arresting emotional recovery.
Jane Goldman
Much of reality TV has been like the worst nightmares of Theodor Adorno and Jean Baudrillard come true, its seductive allure turning us into gossips in the global village.
Mark Fisher
Right out of college I was offered a job with ‘Saturday Night Football’ and I ended up turning it down because I really wanted to travel.
Camille Kostek
I didn’t really start writing music or lyrics or turning them into songs until I went to San Francisco.
Jello Biafra
On that Sunday of the Masters I remember turning on ESPN to find people talking about me. I switched over to the Golf Channel and people were talking about me. It was hard to escape.
Rory McIlroy
We have a thousand hydrangea plants bordering the house, and they were all supposed to be pink, but a handful of them keep turning purple.
Peter Marino
When have you ever heard of a cantor or any artist turning anyone down when he is strongly urged to perform?
Sholom Aleichem
Instead of turning away from our neighbors, our friends, our colleagues, let us instead learn from our history and avoid repeating the mistakes of our past.
Loretta Lynch
Music and television are turning into the equivalent of gymnastics and tennis: sports built entirely around the identification and training of prodigies.
Tom Junod
International politics is no longer a zero-sum game but a multi-dimensional arena where cooperation and competition often occur simultaneously. Gone is the age of blood feuds. World leaders are expected to lead in turning threats into opportunities.
Hassan Rouhani
From Kelsey, I have learned among many other things the value of turning on a dime and how you can have an extremely funny and extremely poignant moment with absolutely no separation in between… and sometimes in the same moment.
David Hyde Pierce
American Made is not just an event. It’s a movement to spotlight and support the next generation of creative entrepreneurs who are turning their passion for making into thriving small businesses.
Martha Stewart
I am completely turning into my mom. Me, trying to be stern, is her. Or when I make silly voices. My mom always uses weird voices if she’s talking to a kid or a dog. I’m the same person – completely my mother.
Women’s football will always be different from men’s football, but that doesn’t mean you cannot still appreciate it. OK, so it might be a bit slower than the men’s game, but then League Two football is slower than the Champions League, and it doesn’t stop people turning out to see their local teams.
Millie Bright
From the industry’s point of view, the problem is not that coal companies blast the top off mountains, turning the area into a moonscape and polluting the air and releasing toxic chemical into what’s left of the local streams and aquifers. It’s that the people who live near the mines are too cozy with their cousins.
Jeff Goodell
I admit that I am hopelessly hooked on the printed newspaper. I love turning the pages and the serendipity of stumbling across a piece of irresistible information or a photograph that I wasn’t necessarily intending to read.
Jill Abramson
I think everybody had difficulties with that dynamic, turning the family into a band and being constantly together. So everybody, as individuals. had things to sort out.
Andrea Corr
I think you get to a time in life where by definition stuff’s turning to quicksand and wherever you can get some solid footing of the familiar suddenly becomes real comforting.
Robert Sapolsky
If they analyze the situation as thoroughly as they should, Muslims will realize they are the first targets. What are the fundamentalists really after? Simply taking over Islam and then turning its back on modernity.
Alexander Haig
There are severe limitations on civil rights. In the international arena, Iran is turning into an isolated country, and the international community is becoming more hostile toward it.
Moshe Katsav
Misguided economic and tax policies have hampered growth, allowing the rich to become richer while turning the middle class into the working poor.
Anthony Scaramucci
Moving on is not closure. It’s not neat, and it’s not about turning the page. It is about moving on, but it doesn’t mean that you’ve left something behind.
Thomas Gibson
Political life is like a big wheel: constantly turning. At times you are up, at times down. But always, the wheel keeps moving.
Ariel Sharon
When I joined the industry, people were not very appreciative of models turning to acting.
Rahul Dev
Offenders who commit crime in prison have a disruptive and often devastating impact on the prospects of those who are trying to turn their lives around and who see prison as a pivotal turning point in their lives.
David Gauke
I wasn’t turning down film roles, let’s put it that way. I was never really on that radar.
Laurie Metcalf
Turning 50 can be difficult, sometimes dangerous, for women. The danger is in that blip that can come from the fact that you become invisible, and if you’re not careful and don’t embrace that, it can trip you up and you lose confidence.
Dawn French
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.
Tony Robbins
My mother was right when she said that turning pro would take away my youth.
Tiger Woods
I’d say to any woman, get out of that bad relationship that’s turning you into a shell of your former self. Learn from it and get out. Then wait; enjoy yourself and your friends because, when what you want comes along, you’ll spot it.
Cat Deeley
A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedience, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
Robert Benchley
I sometimes have a horrible fear of turning up a canvas of mine. I’m always afraid of finding a monster in place of the precious jewels I thought I had put there!
Camille Pissarro
After several different marriages and failures, my mom started turning to the Lord. So she brought us to church. We got involved with the youth programs, and I got on fire a couple months in, like, ‘Wow, this feels good.’ At 10 years old, you don’t know. It felt good.
Ken Shamrock
I’ve always been a big fan of taking old songs and completely turning them on their head. Having no adherence to the fine tradition of the original version. Rearranging them and taking a different approach to them.
Joe Bonamassa
One of the turning points in the look of the Guardian is when we decided Logan Thackeray would be a Guardian as opposed to a Warrior. Logan’s own protective nature and the fact that the humans have been knocked back into defensive positions informed a lot of what the Guardian became.
Jeff Grubb
The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.
James Rollins
You can’t delegate turning a company around.
Christie Hefner
The culture is eating nature; it’s overpowering storytelling. Movies are turning into games – it’s abut the image, not nuance.
Parker Posey
OK, so I never had a transfer in my career, but I used to love deadline day: Dimitar Berbatov turning up at Manchester airport with hours to go, Robinho coming to Manchester City instead of Chelsea.
Paul Scholes
I attended speech and drama classes with a nun to help me gain confidence in speaking without my face turning red each time.
Emilia Wickstead
These Wall Street types, they’re not exactly the kind of people you want your children turning into. They’re really not very smart. They’re certainly not thoughtful or kind. They’re often poorly-educated, mostly ignorant and always self-interested and greedy.
Steve Hilton
Actors pull from their own experiences to bring reality to the characters. I wouldn’t want to play someone who’s a lot like me. There would be no turning it on or off.
Emily Osment
At that moment Mr. Clifford, quite unconscious that he and his most personal feelings and aspirations were subjects of discussion, was turning from the main road into the lower road.
Joseph C. Lincoln
It’s quite obvious that the ‘Dark Souls’ franchise is reaching a turning point, and I’m happy that I have a greater budget for the third game, as well as the creative freedom to make my own decisions. But if there were some restrictions about what I was creating, I definitely wouldn’t want to work on it.
Hidetaka Miyazaki
Now that rock is turning 50, it’s become classical in itself. It’s interesting to see that development.
I think looking back to my own childhood, the fact that so many of the stories I read allowed the possibility of frogs turning into princes, whether that has a sort of insidious affect on rationality, I’m not sure. Perhaps it’s something for research.
Richard Dawkins
I like the weight, look, and feel of a book. I enjoy turning the pages, and frequently scan the spines of my many books on the wall, each title a reminder of the stored information and creative thoughts contained therein.
Al Seckel
Square is turning informal, cash transactions, like you would do with a taco truck, into card swipes. Stripe is more for the Internet, it’s focused on the kinds of transactions that weren’t possible years ago. We think about how you would buy things from a mobile phone, crowd-funding, how should that work.
Patrick Collison
Young people all over the world are very frustrated. They are very disillusioned. Many of them are turning their backs on religion. They are walking away from the faith of their parents, and most of this is because religion has failed them.
Myles Munroe
Turning 50 is a little bit of a ‘taking stock’ moment. I feel probably a little dumber. I don’t think I’m as sharp as I was when I was younger, but I’m definitely wiser and less likely to make gigantic blunders of an intellectual, spiritual, emotional or physical type.
At the point when I lost my father, it really made me want to be like a father and be like my father. It was a real turning point for me because it helped me mature – it made me think about being responsible because I wasn’t the only one I had to think about.
Scottie Pippen
Above all, though, children are linked to adults by the simple fact that they are in process of turning into them. For this they may be forgiven much. Children are bound to be inferior to adults, or there is no incentive to grow up.
Philip Larkin
I love playing around with ideas and turning them into something useful or fun.
Lonnie Johnson
Young people, especially, are turning away from McDonald’s towards healthy, locally-sourced options like Next Door and Sweetgreen.
Kimbal Musk
Turning back the pages of my sweet shattered dream, I wonder if she’ll ever do the same; And the thing that I call living is just being satisfied With knowing I’ve got no one left to blame.
Gordon Lightfoot
Like many other people, I grew up with so much adversity and negativity, it would have been easy to get overwhelmed and give in. But by turning negatives into positives, losing into a journey to winning, I have been able to overcome the odds that were against me and change them into motivation for my success.
Bobby Bones
The rarity is the sudden epiphany or single turning point showing you with dramatic clarity that your marriage is over, although that does happen. Most relationships hover on a precipice for years before one party or the other finally decides it is time to jump, and coming to the decision isn’t easy.
Laura Wasser
This is a government takeover of our healthcare system. It is the government basically running the entire healthcare system, turning large insurers into de facto public utilities, depriving people of choice, depriving people of options, raising people’s prices, raising taxes when we need new jobs.
Paul Ryan
I want readers turning pages until three o’clock in the morning. I want the themes of books to stick around for a reader. I’m always trying to find a way to balance characters and theme.
Guy Gavriel Kay
I’m actually a big fan of turning off my phone and ignoring it for large chunks of the day.
Jon Hopkins
In my head, I consider ‘No Turning Back’ my ‘dipping the toe in the water’ album. It was mostly covers of favorite songs, and there were three originals in there. So, it feels like it was just my album to see what the temperature of the water was.
Imelda May
We can imagine our bodies being destroyed, our brains ceasing to function, our bones turning to dust, but it is harder – some would say impossible – to imagine the end of our very existence.
Paul Bloom
I usually work on a film soundtrack for two years, turning in a song every few months, and that keeps my creative energy high, because I’m constantly rotating projects. The trick is to make sure I don’t work too hard and get exhausted.
A. R. Rahman
We are taking challenges and turning them into opportunities by developing homegrown, local energy production to become independent from foreign sources.
Mitch Daniels
While I still do a lot of horror, it doesn’t feel to me like I’m repeating myself. I like to stay interested. I’m kind of turning into one of those elder statesmen, like a Vincent Price or a Donald Pleasence. I like to think of myself alongside those guys.
Robert Englund
There’s great value to knitting or digging up your garden or chopping up vegetables for soup, because you’re taking some time away from turning the pages, answering your emails, talking to people on the phone, and you’re letting your brain process whatever is stuck up in there.
Chellie Pingree
What most of all hinders heavenly consolation is that you are too slow in turning yourself to prayer.
Thomas a Kempis
I think the office place is always seen as such a professional, sterile environment, so there’s something unusually thrilling about taking that well-behaved, polished environment and turning it upside down and shaking it up.
Samara Weaving
I’m just excited to give the kids what they want, keep on turning the looks and slaying the day.
I’m turning into a stricter dad.
David Duchovny
To some extent at that time, we injected rock and roll into that scene- we played loud and that was a huge turning point for that scene. We were involved in playing with all those people.
Arto Lindsay
I’ve always thought that you don’t love a country by turning a blind eye to its crimes and to a problem. The way that you love a country is by seeing everything that it’s done wrong, all of its mistakes, and still thinking that it’s beautiful and that it’s worthy.
Junot Diaz
From the moment I leave my house or my hotel room, the public owns me. The public made Alice Cooper and I can’t imagine ever turning my back on my fans.
Alice Cooper
You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that’s it – there’s no turning back.
Jon English
Meditation was a turning point for me. It helped me deal with a lot of stress and has given me a lot of relaxation.
Mike Love
If you give a good performance, something that gets some feeling across to people, that’s such a rare gift. It’s underestimated at this point in history, when the music biz is inevitably turning into a kind of politics.
Iggy Pop
I was familiar with that and ‘Rio Bravo.’ ‘Rio Bravo’ was what John Carpenter did, that brilliant move of taking a western and turning it into an urban flick. And from there you got, you know, all the cop genre movies of the time.
John Leguizamo
In 1955, when I’d write a science-fiction novel, I’d set it in the year 2000. I realised around 1977 that, ‘My God, it’s getting exactly like those novels we used to write in the 1950s!’ Everything’s just turning out to be real.
Philip K. Dick
The question that we must ask is whether we are making progress toward the goal of universal peace. Or are we caught up on a treadmill of history, turning forever on the axle of mindless aggression and self-destruction?
F. W. de Klerk
At home, I tend to read print, and most of the time, that means recently released hardcover novels. I enjoy the feel of paper and board; I like turning pages, dog-earing my spot, jotting notes in the back.
Chris Pavone
Turning corporations loose and letting the profit motive run amok is not a prescription for a more livable world.
Tom Scholz
My memories of Vatican II center on white parishioners turning away from me when I went to shake their hands at Mass during the sign of peace.
Anthea Butler
Only in space did I realize how lucky I am to be Korean. Only in Korea could I have gone to space before turning 30 years old.
Yi So-Yeon
You try turning up in America without documents, without a visa, without a passport; you’ll be treated as very, very much illegal.
Tony Abbott
The goldenrod is yellow, The corn is turning brown, The trees in apple orchards With fruit are bending down.
Helen Hunt Jackson
Britain has been responsible for the undermining of democracy, turning a blind eye to abuses by its allies, using extraordinary rendition to get around the rule of law, passing over the denial of individual liberties to dissidents, and the evasion of the dismal situation for religious minorities.
Deeyah Khan
I thought Obama was in a position to do some things. I thought 2008 was a turning point in history, with him and the Wall Street crash happening at the same time, but you just learn that those entrenched powers were really entrenched; those decayed institutions were really decayed.
George Packer
I don’t really want to go on about my personal beliefs or my involvement in magic. I’m not interested in turning anybody on to anybody that I’m turned on to.
Jimmy Page
You looked at Stanford or Harvard, or the University of Colorado, these were powerful engines just turning out people ready to create and grow businesses.
John Hickenlooper
A computer, by definition, cannot be held accountable for anything because there is no mechanism to hold it to account, short of turning off the electricity supply or destroying the hardware. Only humans can be accountable.
Mark Walport
The ‘Room 93’ EP was just kind of picking apart the sense of voyeurism and the sense of isolation and turning it into, essentially, a little black book and reflecting on – at that time – 19 years of me forming relationships with people.
Tiananmen Square is a sensitive topic because many things happened there. The idea of turning the plaza into a forest makes many people feel uncomfortable.
Ma Yansong
Black Widow’ is definitely the darker part of me. This album is about finding the weakness inside and turning it into strength. It’s about being reborn, setting yourself free and realizing the balance in everything – the dark and the light.
Maria Brink
It’s too simplistic to advance the notion of the autonomy of art as a reason for turning away from the public. You can have autonomy and simultaneously have connections with the social and political world.
Thom Mayne
I look in the mirror expecting to be 34 and see someone who is 58. What’s that all about? I haven’t even thought about turning 60 yet, but so many of my friends have celebrated it by now that it’s lost its terror. And I don’t mind being 58; it’s just such a surprise when one doesn’t feel it at all.
Deborah Moggach
The subject matter is very tricky. It’s about the Munich massacre and what Mossad did afterwards with the assassination squads. I think it’s a turning point in history, especially for the Palestinians.
Daniel Craig
I don’t know how, where, and why the idea for ‘Defending Your Life’ began; the idea had been bouncing around for a while. Stories like that sort of have to bounce. They don’t come out of nowhere. I went through my own period of life with sort of everything turning upside down, and wondering, ‘Why is it this way?’
Albert Brooks
When choosing between two similar applicants, hiring managers are increasingly turning to social media outlets to supplement information they are unable to glean from applications or interviews.
Amy Jo Martin
All the breaks you need in life wait within your imagination, Imagination is the workshop of your mind, capable of turning mind energy into accomplishment and wealth.
Napoleon Hill
What we do is ridiculous! I think that even when what I’m doing is serious, even when I’m not turning into a werewolf. It’s a silly thing to do, isn’t it? It’s what you do in the playground when you’re kids – but actors just never stop doing it.
David Thewlis
In my experience, each project is what it is, and nothing is necessarily a turning point.
Carol Kane
Oh, I have to say Romana; she was much more fun to do but I did enjoy the Princess when she was turning bad.
Lalla Ward
My friends, they all say that I’m turning Hollywood. Big-time. And I want to be that. I want to be a guy who’s bigger than what they say. You look at Kobe. Michael Jordan. Somebody like Michael Jackson. Those guys are bigger than life. I strive to be that.
Kyle Kuzma
I definitely feel more comfortable in my own skin since turning 40.
Kate Moss
Turning 60 was not a happy time. I didn’t think ‘I’m falling apart,’ but I did re-examine my priorities.
Raquel Welch
Our society’s sort of turning into a two-class system, where… most of the wealth and privileges are being concentrated into the hands of fewer and fewer people. And there’s the rest of us… that have to go out and work and struggle and live and die and try to find some happiness and contentment and security.
John Rzeznik
Our educational system is appallingly poor right now. Yet, somehow we’re turning out some of the most intellectual and powerful sophisticated minds in the world. I think that’s because we still have the opportunity here.
Malcolm Wallop
Remember, this was a world that was still ethnically separated. I was thirteen and ignorant of the social situation in America, but I felt these records were better than what my own culture was turning out.
Roy Harper
Turning 70 was a real shock. I thought, ‘I’m on the last lap now.’
Cilla Black
I believe in the philosophy of turning the other cheek.
Adnan Sami
‘Catcher in the Rye’ changed my life when I was a kid. I read it as I was a boy turning into a man, and I was so fascinated by the values. I believe in it.
Paul Wesley
The Marshall guitar amplifier doesn’t just get louder when you turn it up. It distorts the sound to produce a whole range of new harmonics, effectively turning a plucked string instrument into a bowed one.
Brian Eno
I don’t see this planet being… they’re talking about how they’re turning around the environmental problems here, but I think it’s already too late.
Ace Frehley
Social media has given companies access to unprecedented amounts of information on client behavior and preferences – so-called Big Data. But making sense of it all and turning it into actionable policy has been elusive.
Ryan Holmes
I got a book deal without even turning in one shred of a writing sample.
Janice Dickinson
The more I come to recognize my story’s place in God’s grander Story, my once-bewildered questions are turning to psalms of thanksgiving at the wonder that I have been included in what He is doing.
Gloria Gaither
My generation was the turning point. Women older than us didn’t expect to have jobs or careers; those younger did. But we were where it was changing – which is interesting but uncomfortable.
Jocelyn Bell Burnell
I’m someone who has a hard time turning down a conversation. And an even harder time starting a conversation and ending it abruptly – ending it before it’s over.
Mike Lee
If you see the President, tell him from me that whatever happens there will be no turning back.
Ulysses S. Grant
This lady is not for turning.
Margaret Thatcher
All my life, I have been a celebrant of Halloween. For me, it is the most important day of the year, the turning point in the old pagan calendar.
John Burnside
I am definitely very excited to continue, and even though I will be turning 32 next year, I feel I am playing my best tennis, and I definitely feel my best results are still ahead of me.
Kevin Anderson
Turning 16 is kind of scary because when you’re 16, you go from being a kid and then you can drive and are more of a young adult in a way.
Chloe Grace Moretz
Harper Collins gave me a letter of intent saying that they want me to pen down my autobiography. When I was recollecting the incidents of my life for that, I selected only those incidents which were turning points in my life. I staged it instead of writing it.
Anupam Kher
Actually, after while, finding the ideas is the easy part. Sorting them through and turning them into stories, now, that’s the hard work.
Sarah Zettel
I have had a few turning points, the first day I entered a gymnastics school at age 6.
Nadia Comaneci
I’m sure I would have been considered a more significant artist if I was a singer-songwriter. It’s just not the way I roll. I love being a curator and a musicologist. People write me letters and thank me for turning them on to Fred McDowell and Sippie Wallace, and that’s partly my job this time around.
Bonnie Raitt
With the counseling of my family doctor, my mother ended up turning to Weight Watchers and their children’s program. I went to weekly meetings, got counseling and would exercise with my peers who were my size. It was the first time I saw a proper children’s portion size, and it wasn’t two burgers, it was one.
Ginnifer Goodwin
It was a major turning point in my career when Anup Jalota invited me to accompany him on his various world tours. I was in two minds whether to pursue a music career in Mumbai or to stay back in Calcutta. Being the only son, it was a tough decision.
Jeet Gannguli
At 23 it was all about acting. Today it’s getting my kids to school, making sure that they’ve done their homework. I’m in my fifties, and I’m turning into a square.
Gary Oldman
A lot of good actors are turning to TV.
Jason Statham
Branding your song is the worst thing you can ever do. That’s turning your song into a product.
Most people are rowing against the current of life. Instead of turning the boat around, all they need to do is let go of the oars.
Esther Hicks
The defection of Hussein Kamel was a turning point in the U.N.-imposed disarmament of Iraq in the 1990s.
Barton Gellman
I didn’t want a pickup with mud tires. I wanted an old blazer with as many speakers in the back as I could afford. I would even steal them out of my brother’s car and pack them in there. I remember sitting in a parking lot and turning my radio up and walking down the street to see how far you could feel it.
Walker Hayes
When we filmed the premiere episode of ‘United Shades of America,’ it was like we were turning over a rock in the woods. The KKK was not part of the national conversation. They were really just a punchline for comedians when you needed to let the audience know something was really, really, really racist.
W. Kamau Bell
No one knows quite the reason, but surgically severing the corpus callosum can reduce the rate and intensity of seizures. So in the early 1960s, a few patients with severe epilepsy had their corpus callosums cut, turning them into split-brain people.
Sam Kean
If Obama succeeds in turning health insurance and funding for college into universal entitlements, he will have expanded Washington’s obligations on the scale of an LBJ or an FDR.
Jacob Weisberg
To indiscriminately cast all law enforcement as enemies of our communities is to engage in an attempt to divide our nation by turning Americans against each other.
Thom Tillis
We have a habit of turning to scientists when we want factual answers and artists when we want entertainment, but where are the facts about the nature of the self? Neurologists peering at PET scans and fMRIs know they aren’t seeing the soul in there.
James Gleick
Most of us came out of Popeye, so turning Popeye into something believable was tricky enough.
Gil Kane
I went in for a checkup, and when my doctor had me stand on the scale, even he was surprised. Seeing that number (which I’ll take to the grave) was a turning point. I knew I needed to make a change. I cut out white flour and starches and worked with my doctor and a nutritionist to develop a plan.
Adam Richman
You know, I spend most of my life turning things down. There’s a lot of crap out there.
Bea Arthur
In sports and in business, the greatest leaders are those who make the best decisions in the most crucial of situations. They are the ones who focus their energy on turning tough decisions into winning decisions.
Don Yaeger
I guess that’s what art is: Turning something painful into something people can relate to.
Maria Semple
In 1970, I was turning 29 years old, just 4 years out of art school. I had created a black and white drawing style mascot portrait called ‘Johnny.’ I made a poster for it and sent it around the world to corporate art departments.
John Van Hamersveld
It’s like turning the space program over to the Long Island Railroad.
David R. Brower
I can’t say it was challenging for me to shake the image of Frasier. I’ve been fortunate to have had a very interesting career since the series ended. I think the turning point for me was the show, ‘Boss.’
Kelsey Grammer
I’ve started doing yoga and meditation, but I’m not very good at that kind of thing and turning my brain off.
Cara Delevingne
I’m influenced by many things. Simply turning on the television, I feel inundated with images and messages to be a certain way. So I try to limit my influences by being aware of what I allow into my environment. I’m always conscious of what’s trying to creep into my subconscious.
Teyonah Parris
There is a major turning point in life when you have to decide: shall I grow old gracefully or shall I try everything to stem the tide? For me, that point came in 2001, when I stopped dyeing my hair.
Nik Kershaw
Regret is not a proactive feeling. It is situated in disappointment, sorrow, even remorse. It merely wishes things were different without an act to cause a difference. However, repentance is different. Repentance is an admission of, hatred of, and turning away from sin before God.
Monica Johnson
The Russians are turning east to the Chinese – to the Europeans’ surprise. It always seemed to me that the relationship between Russia and China would shift from being based in Marx and Lenin to being based in oil and gas.
Daniel Yergin
In real life, that’s how we’re moving around. We look at things while we’re walking and moving and turning around. We stare at objects in the world.
Brendan Iribe
Americans are tired of fad diets, counting calories, and living within restrictive guidelines about carbs and fat. They are turning to Mireille Guiliano for her sensible and admittedly contrarian advice on eating well.
Sonny Mehta
A man walks on through life – with the external call ringing in his ears but with no response stirring in his heart, and then suddenly, without any warning, the Spirit taps him on the shoulder. What happens? He turns ’round. The word ‘repentance’ means ‘turning ’round.’ He repents and believes and is saved.
Peter Marshall
I don’t want to have to say, Honey, you know, could you turn off the sports channel because I’m not a big sports fan, and I don’t love the television being on just for the sake of turning on. I’d like turning on for some thing specific.
Lynn Redgrave
Before I turned 30, through a lot of hard work and support, I won many badminton titles. But after turning 30, Lin Dan should change that mindset and start in a new direction and do things that are more meaningful.
Lin Dan
I always like playing with some sort of typical convention or idea and turning it over.
Thom Browne
I’m taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive.
All the theories that acting is reacting to imaginary circumstances as though they are real, and directing is turning psychology into behavior, those are all stabs at something that can’t be taught. All the great actors can’t talk about what they do, and they don’t want to begin to talk about it. They just do it.
Mike Nichols
I have ideas all of the time from the beginning, but they never really wind up turning out like I thought they would.
Danger Mouse
Turning up your fashion and style is taking it to the next level of who you are. My swag is beastie – it’s different, it’s fun, and it’s diverse. It’s turnt up!
Kodie Shane
Heinrich Heine once imagined the exiled Israelite as a dog who regains his stolen manhood only when he embraces the Sabbath bride. I see western swing performing a similar function in hardscrabble Texas, turning dirt-poor hired hands into Dapper Dans with magic feet at the Saturday night hoe-down.
Clive Sinclair
I don’t have any fear of turning 30. But maybe that’s because I know I’m never going to be 30 mentally at any point in my life!
Alfie Allen
In the Second World War, they’re talking about the Japanese traitors and putting them into concentration camps. But companies like DuPont had factories in Germany turning out stuff for the German Army.
Rob Walton
I started writing – just generally – when I was 10, there, and started writing songs when I was maybe 11 turning 12.
I’m drawn to scenes in movies where you just see characters turning off lights in a room or putting the groceries away; it’s like, ‘I understand that.’ We all have to get ready for bed, and we all do it in a different way, and yet it’s all strangely familiar and strangely human.
Abigail Spencer
I am not a pacifist in terms of turning the other cheek.
Amos Oz
The Orthodox believe in Jewish literacy, and most of the rest of us couldn’t care less. Rabbis and other creatures have a monopoly on Judaism. This is a turnoff in a world that is increasingly secular and that has turned away from religion. Jews are simply turning away from Judaism.
Michael Steinhardt
I think the discipline comes with turning that cellphone and Blackberry off and unplugging completely. You do that and you go through some withdrawals in the beginning. You start thinking, ‘Oh, do I need to do this? Do I need to do that?’ You forget that we were doing just fine with the payphone.
Matthew McConaughey
In retrospect, the Millennium marked only a moment in time. It was the events of September 11 that marked a turning point in history, where we confront the dangers of the future and assess the choices facing humankind.
Tony Blair
Behold a worthy sight, to which the God, turning his attention to his own work, may direct his gaze. Behold an equal thing, worthy of a God, a brave man matched in conflict with evil fortune.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
As a competitor, I want to continue to keep turning the chapters and keep challenging myself.
Abby Wambach
We lived in Atlanta for a couple of years, and had a lot of fun, but my best work happens when I isolate myself. It’s all about turning inward.
Washed Out
All you hear Catholics turning out these days are pop versions of the old Protestant anthems.
Richard Morris
A novel is a relationship, you know? When you read a book, the writer has done half the work, and you’re doing half the work. You’re providing the imagination; the words are turning into pictures in your mind. There’s an active relationship that’s going on.
Noah Hawley
I do get a fair amount of scripts; I got ‘Frozen River’ kinda just that way. I have a hard time turning my back on anybody who says they have something for me.
Melissa Leo
This, and this alone, is Christianity, a universal holiness in every part of life, a heavenly wisdom in all our actions, not conforming to the spirit and temper of the world but turning all worldly enjoyments into means of piety and devotion to God.
William Law
Seventy percent of the fish we eat is black market, fished in violation of international laws. Our ignorance makes us unwilling partners in crime. Rogue economics is turning the global market into our worst nightmare.
Loretta Napoleoni
The real success in golf lies in turning three shots into two.
Bobby Locke
I always had a tremendous amount of rage about the business, and I thought turning that into comedy was healthy.
Andy Kindler
I really like the power of stopping the laughter and turning it to horror.
T. C. Boyle
We should quit using phrases like ‘turning points’ and ‘tipping points.’ There’s been multiple turning points, multiple tipping points.
Michael T. Flynn
What helps with aging is serious cognition – thinking and understanding. You have to truly grasp that everybody ages. Everybody dies. There is no turning back the clock. So the question in life becomes: What are you going to do while you’re here?
Goldie Hawn
You go through life experiences. Each record captures a different turning point in my life.
Keith Urban
When I was turning 21, I was like, ‘Damn, I’ve been partying like crazy since I was 17…’ I was like, ‘Wow, maybe I should take a break.’ So I stopped doing all that, and I found that a lot of problems I was having in my life, slowly, they didn’t go away: they just became way more apparent to me.
Noah Centineo
A dead tree, cut into planks and read from one end to the other, is a kind of line graph, with dates down one side and height along the other, as if trees, like mathematicians, had found a way of turning time into form.
Alice Oswald
I don’t regret turning out in the colours of Super Eagles. I love Nigeria, and I was prepared to come and play for the nation.
Victor Moses
‘Dilbar’ is very close to me. It was a turning point in my career.
Nora Fatehi
When ‘The Godfather’ comes on, any time of the day or night, I’m lost because I’m incapable of turning it off.
Edward Zwick
I found an agent midway through my year-long run at ‘Grease’ and just started to audition. I fortunately booked ‘South Pacific’ six months after ‘Grease’ was over, and I feel like that was a huge turning point in legitimizing myself in the Broadway community, and getting to do that was absolutely amazing.
Laura Osnes
Over the objections, where they sound like squealing pigs, over the objections of Romney and all his allies, we passed some of the toughest Wall Street regulations in history, turning Wall Street back into the allocator of capital it always has been and no longer a casino. And they want to repeal it.
Joe Biden
Republicans used to bash President Barack Obama for alienating American allies, but Trump is turning off our partners like no one ever has.
Max Boot
This week, the world gathers in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic games. This is the extraordinary moment China has been dreaming of for 100 years. People have been longing for this moment, because it symbolises a turning point in China’s relationship with the outside world.
Ai Weiwei
People want to find out what happens to the characters, and want to keep reading, and turning the pages.
Jerry B. Jenkins
When I was growing up as a young lesbian in the ’50s, I looked in vain for books about my people. I did find some paperbacks with lurid covers in the local bus station, but they ended with the gay character’s committing suicide, dying in a car crash, being sent to a mental hospital, or ‘turning’ heterosexual.
Nancy Garden
I made my money turning around distressed or bankrupt companies. I did 50-some of them in my career… I started on a shoestring and eventually built up quite a fortune.
Michael Heisley
Once I have a hook I think has potential – enough to spin out more than a hundred thousand words, then I start turning my attention to characters. Who are these people? Why did this thing happen to them? But the hook always comes first.
Linwood Barclay
One of the things that the Grateful Dead did, way back when, was we spent a lot of time just turning each other on to music. If somebody was listening to something that really caught their ear, they’d make sure that everybody else in the band heard it, and that came home for us in innumerable ways.
Bob Weir
I think ‘Slippery When Wet’ was the turning point, where our records represent our energy that we do live.
David Bryan
Come on, come on! And there’ll be no turning back! You were only killing time and it can kill you right back. Come on, come on! It’s time to burn up the fuse. You got nothing to do and even less to lose.
Jim Steinman
Winning the Revolutionary War, or the Civil War, or World War II were the turning points in our history, the sine qua non of our forward progress.
Stephen Ambrose
As an engineer by training, turning down the offer – getting to lead Ericsson, one of Sweden’s greatest companies – is impossible.
Borje Ekholm
It is still worth talking to Iran to see if there is a way through and to prevent the huge rivalry between Saudi and Iran turning into another version of the Iran-Iraq war. That is what all countries that have influence have to be thinking about.
Jeremy Hunt
If parents could just get their children moving around in the most simple and fun ways – jumping in leaves, dancing to pop music, throwing socks in a laundry basket – they could be sowing the seeds of great habits that could last a lifetime. It is all about turning it into a game.
Magnus Scheving
We just don’t like the idea of turning the children over to nannies and minders. We like to help them ourselves – and then, of course, we know what to tell them when they ought to do something on their own.
Grace Kelly
The catering on ‘True Blood’ was so good – I’d be eating amazing doughnuts all day, then realised I was in danger of turning into a right fat faerie.
Robert Kazinsky
A study last year showed that the page you turn to first in the newspaper can be a predictor of how long you will live. No surprise, turning first to the Comics Pages prolongs your life.
Elayne Boosler
There’s no point, me turning up at the world championship as a publicity stunt and then lose 10-3 to someone who shouldn’t tie my shoelaces.
Stephen Hendry
We grow tired of everything but turning others into ridicule, and congratulating ourselves on their defects.
William Hazlitt
Happiness, contentment, the health and growth of the soul, depend, as men have proved over and over again, upon some simple issue, some single turning of the soul.
George A. Smith
I’m not saying I’m wealthy. The best thing that ever happened to me in that context was turning everything over to Rita. And the business people. I am on a leash. That’s not the end of the world.
David Milch
I’m excited about becoming a transmedia storyteller. The idea that we can tell the ‘Agent Mom’ story online with MTV Comics and build a fan base that we can take over to Paramount to discuss turning that story it into a movie is just awesome.
Alaina Huffman
Writing is turning one’s worst moments into money.
J. P. Donleavy
The turning point really is just knowing you’re an imbecile.
Warren Cuccurullo
Give your subconscious a chance to work by turning your brain off from time to time. Don’t focus on work or solving problems constantly.
Harvey Mackay
Certainly there’s a huge appeal to the ’60s, because it was such a big turning point to everyone. It was the era of change, the boiling point. People rebelled against things – the hippies, the feminists, the protesters. All these things just built up and boiled over. I think people can relate to that today.
Margot Robbie
I love a big, character-rich story with a dark heart, with a compelling mystery or some kind of ticking clock at its center. I want to be lured in by prose, captured by character, and bound by stellar plotting to keep turning the pages.
Lisa Unger
I’m sick at myself for not winning more. But I am always trying to find ways to make myself a better player. I am not just turning up to make up the numbers.
Luke Donald
We will keep the promise of Social Security by taking the responsible steps to strengthen it – not by turning it over to Wall Street.
Barack Obama
The signs of climate change are visible across the nation, from the drought-stricken fields of Central California to the flooded streets of Michigan. Extreme weather is turning people’s lives upside down and costing communities millions of dollars in damaged infrastructure and added health care costs.
Frances Beinecke
The Copernican revolution brought about by Kant was, I think, the most important single turning point in the history of philosophy.
Bryan Magee
When you’re a touring musician, you’re always turning over new rocks, and there’s always a certain level of tension in your life. The music business, and the travel that comes with it, is stressful, challenging, redundant, exhausting, exciting, and often very depressing.
Mark Kozelek
I always wished for this, but it’s almost turning into more of a nightmare than a dream.
I remember, in fifth grade, doing a report on the Russian poet Alexander Pushkin as a rap. It was just an easy way to get an A back then because everyone was turning in boring stuff.
Lil Dicky
My countrymen: we have reached a turning point in our history. The choice is yours. Shall we venture into this brave new world, bright with possibilities, or retreat to the safety of our familiar but sterile past? I am for crossing the frontier.
Ferdinand Marcos
I am not interested in being a Barbie doll and turning myself into a sausage for the next 20 years. I want to follow actresses like Helen Mirren and Judi Dench who have lines on their faces and aren’t afraid of playing their age.
Kim Cattrall
My job as an author is to tell the story in the best way possible, to make it flow seamlessly and get the reader to keep turning the page.
Patrick Carman
I think that we all have to have that rite of passage of dating the tortured artist who seems cooler than we think we are; we aspire to be like them, and we’re excited that somebody is turning us on to new music or a new lifestyle.
Drew Barrymore
The novel ‘World War Z’ is told from the perspectives of so many people – speaking to the narrator – that there’s no way a movie could capture all of them. Still, the idea of turning a zombie pandemic into a war story is fascinating and could have translated easily to film.
Annalee Newitz
During the course of 1989, more and more East Germans lost their fears of the state’s repression and chicanery and went out on the streets. There was no turning back then. It is thanks to their courage the Wall was opened.
Angela Merkel
I like being the underdog. I like turning around and shutting people up when they tell me I can’t.
Stipe Miocic
I rock up to training, and Folkesy, Steve Folkes – someone that, to be honest, has never paid any interest in my personal life – he comes up to me and starts saying, ‘You’re not turning Muslim are you?’
Sonny Bill Williams
Every friend of freedom must be as revolted as I am by the prospect of turning the United States into an armed camp, by the vision of jails filled with casual drug users and of an army of enforcers empowered to invade the liberty of citizens on slight evidence.
Milton Friedman
The big turning point for me was a school debate in sixth year when, against all odds and to everybody’s surprise, I put myself forward… I wrote this funny speech and was determined to do my own thing, and it wasn’t on topic and people were laughing a lot. I really can’t describe how wonderful an experience it was.
Ardal O’Hanlon
That for me was the big turning point in my artistic life, when my wife and I had our kids. The world got infused with morality again. Every person in the world should theoretically be loved as much as I love my daughters.
George Saunders
Historians turning their hands to fiction are all the rage. Since Alison Weir led the way in 2006, an ever-growing number of established non-fiction writers – Giles Milton, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Harry Sidebottom, Patrick Bishop, Ian Mortimer and myself included – have written historical novels.
Saul David
It’s my fond hope that social networks such as Facebook will help users broaden their perspectives by listening to a different set of people than they encounter in their daily life. But I fear services such as Facebook may be turning us into imaginary cosmopolitans.
Ethan Zuckerman
‘Mr. India’ was a turning point. Before that, Hindi moviegoers saw me just as a glamour girl. After ‘Mr. India,’ they felt I could act.
As long as anger, paranoia and misinformation drive our political debate, there are unhinged souls among us who will feel justified in turning to violent remedies for imagined threats.
David Horsey
I like Toronto a lot, it’s a good city. The only thing that really annoys me about Toronto is that you’re turning Maple Leaf Gardens into a grocery store, which is absolutely nothing short of disgusting.
Rick Wakeman
The individual always realizes only one of the possibilities in its development, which could always have taken a different turning whenever it has to make an important decision.
Wilhelm Dilthey
When I turned 17, I had a bike malfunction at a race, and in my head, I went, ‘You know what? I’m done. I’m going to go play drums.’ I still ride my bikes for fun, but that was the turning point.
Jason Bonham
At times, we were forced to go through a history of dependence, unable to determine our own destiny. But today, we are at the threshold of a new turning point.
Roh Moo-hyun
We’re understandably worried that staring at screens all day, and blogging about our breakfasts, is turning America into a nation of narcissists. But the opposite might be true.
Pamela Druckerman
My first career ambitions involved turning into a boy; I intended to be either a railway guard or a knight errant.
Hilary Mantel
An unforgettable experience happened on December 15, 1996 when I won the Supermodel contest while still in school. I was just seventeen years old then. Winning that competition was the turning point of my life. That’s how I got into modeling and later started acting.
Bipasha Basu
Like turning potatoes or making a bearnaise sauce by hand, forming a cornet – essentially a DIY pastry bag – from parchment paper feels like one of those things culinary students do once or twice and then never again.
Claire Saffitz
When I was playing Ajax, he thinks he’s a hero; he thinks he’s saving people. He thinks he’s helping Wade Wilson by turning him into Deadpool.
Ed Skrein
What I do is draw but if you make an animated feature obviously it takes a whole team of people, and Zippy is my work. I felt that turning it over to a team of people would be wrong.
Bill Griffith
I think a way that feminist photographers work is turning what was the object into the subject and really making it our own.
Petra Collins
When I went to high school in Australia, I was exposed to textbooks that outlined evolutionary ideas – such as ape-like creatures turning into people. I recognized the conflict between evolutionary ideas and a literal reading of the book of Genesis.
Ken Ham
I believe that President Nixon was right in what he did at Watergate. Lack of respect for authority and things like socialism are turning this into a weak, effeminate country.
Tiny Tim
Merlin is the unsung hero who is often responsible for things turning out positively, but rarely gets credit for that.
Colin Morgan
Like every other girl in the world, my most embarrassing moment had to do with a guy completely turning me down. His loss!
Kelly Clarkson
Marriage is like twirling a baton, turning hand springs or eating with chopsticks. It looks easy until you try it.
Helen Rowland
In my opinion, I think sarcasm and humor in a song, without turning it into a novelty song, is really charming.
Alanis Morissette
There are places you should be and places you shouldn’t, and situations you should not be getting yourself into. If you’re turning up to games and not feeling right, that’s when you’ve got to address the situation.
Joe Hart
‘The Talk-Funny Girl’ opens with a glum picture of a desperately poor rural New England family. Poverty has so brutalized the family that the ordinary laws and rules governing humanity have eroded, turning systems of behavior upside down.
Carolyn See
Museums are tombs, and it looks like everything is turning into a museum.
Robert Smithson
I was turning 20 during my first record. Those decade birthdays always kind of cause me, it seems, to reflect, look back, and then look forward. I just was closing this period of my life where I was living in a car and scrambling my whole life to then signing a six-record deal with Atlantic.
My guilty pleasure is I like to watch a lot of HGTV. I really like watching design shows about houses, like extreme homes. Like buying a bridge and turning it into a house or something like that. I really am interested in home design or something like that… architecture.
Taylor Schilling
Just as I was turning fifteen, in the spring of 1946, my parents took me to see ‘The Glass Menagerie,’ well into its year-long run. I had seen a number of shows on Broadway by then, but nothing like this – because there was nothing like this on Broadway.
Robert Gottlieb
Once a week i have to do my radio show, ‘A State of Trance’, usually on Wednesday night. I try to go running at least three times a week and spend at least a day without turning my laptop on and spend it with my wife and daughter.
Armin van Buuren
Turning 30, life has definitely changed – it’s changed for the better.
Max Scherzer
But I’m very happy with my life the way it has been turning out. A little time in the country, a little time with the animals and working on behalf of them.
Mary Tyler Moore
Fishing provides that connection with the whole living world. It gives you the opportunity of being totally immersed, turning back into yourself in a good way. A form of meditation, some form of communion with levels of yourself that are deeper than the ordinary self.
Ted Hughes
It’s totally mistaken to suppose that an armed escort is going to give a journalist any protection – on the contrary, journalists who turn up surrounded by armed personnel are just turning themselves into targets and in even worse danger.
Kate Adie
I remember watching ‘Colombo’ a lot with my dad. That was one of the first detective shows I remember watching. And I remember my dad turning to me – my dad loves to turn to me and explain why things are funny. He used to do that with ‘Seinfeld’ all the time. He did it with ‘Colombo’, too, set the scene.
Stephanie Beatriz
Not scoring in the red zone and turning it over, man, that gets you beat.
Philip Rivers
People on radio and television started making nasty comments about me and I felt awful. Turning from a teenager into a woman is hard enough without dealing with snide comments.
Nicola Roberts
Shutting down conservatives has become de rigueur. But now anti-free-speech activists are increasingly turning their ire on free-thinking progressives.
Bari Weiss
Entrepreneurism is simply taking nothing, applying talent, brains, financial creativity and hustle, and turning that into something.
Brock Pierce
I have taken some hits here and there, but I’ve been most damaged carrying my little terrier to bed, and I broke my hip turning off the lamp. I’ve been nicked a few times, but he put me out of business. So life is a very strange adventure.
David Douglas Duncan
When I turned 50, I said to myself, well, if this is what it’s like turning 50, I can’t wait to turn 60 because I still felt very, very mentally and physically good, outside my back surgery.
Greg Norman
The plantations in the Hilo district enjoy special advantages, for by turning some of the innumerable mountain streams into flumes, the owners can bring a great part of their cane and all their wood for fuel down to the mills without other expense than the original cost of the woodwork.
Isabella Bird
We have always realized, as Israelis and as Jews, that we are not fighting Islam and thus avoided turning the Temple Mount issue into a war of Jews against Muslims.
Reuven Rivlin
The great artist is the man who most obviously succeeds in turning his pains to advantage, in letting suffering deepens his understanding and sensibility, in growing through his pains.
Walter Kaufmann
In addition to a timeline, I have proposed that U.S. troops be removed from front line combat positions in Iraqi cities and towns, turning over daily security patrols, interactions with citizens, and any offensive security actions to the Iraqis themselves.
Peter DeFazio
I have a tough time turning my brain off, to be honest.
Scott Speedman
In terms of weapons, the best disarmament tool so far is nuclear energy. We have been taking down the Russian warheads, turning it into electricity. 10 percent of American electricity comes from decommissioned warheads.
Stewart Brand
In apartments and cottages, on the street and in the train… I listen… More and more, I turn into one large ear, always turning to another person.
Svetlana Alexievich
I don’t think we need to extend unemployment any further without paying for it, and without making some modifications such as turning it into a loan at some point. It then encourages people to go back to work.
Jim DeMint
What’s worked for me is not quitting and being passionate about what I do and not giving up – and when I don’t believe in myself, turning to others who believe in me.
Marc Jacobs
At a time when this country needs a good military, the last thing we need to be doing is turning out of our military of people who served and then bringing in people who are illegally in the country.
Jeff Sessions
I don’t see myself turning into a romantic hero. I may not be comfortable doing that. I may not be cut out to do that. It may not even suit my image.
Arbaaz Khan
Kanye is going to have to decide early whether or not he’s a Baby Bjorn guy, because the minute you put on that Baby Bjorn, there’s no turning back. It’s like buying a minivan. You lose a little piece of yourself when you get that Baby Bjorn.
Willie Geist
I try to look at things in a positive light, but not everything ends up turning out positive or perfect.
Farrah Abraham
Sometimes, you might meet somebody that you love that’s turning into a ‘they.’ My key is invite them to Miami and take them to the ocean and let them jump off the boat in the ocean, on the sand bar, and cleanse off and pray and then go take a shower, and hopefully the ‘they’ is out of you.
DJ Khaled
Like a bottle of wine or a promising college quarterback turning pro, C.E.O.’s are similar to what economists call experience goods: you commit to a price long before you know if they’re worth it.
Adam Davidson
I feel fit and well – I know that I have to look after my health, but turning 30 is no reason to start considering the end of my career.
Manuel Neuer
I’m a sort of nuts-and-bolts guy. I’m into turning wrenches and swinging a hammer and wrenching on cars.
Adam Carolla
I’m concerned that boys have become politically incorrect, that we are a society in the process of turning against its male children.
Christina Hoff Sommers
This is the country that we are turning over to young people, and there is going to be no country left at this rate because Trump is destroying the soul of who we are.
Pramila Jayapal
As you know, the Australian Labour Party is committed to turning the country into a republic. We’ve not stipulated a timeline for doing that. We are sensitive to the other priorities we’ve got as a nation and in the world, but in time the country will head in that direction.
Kevin Rudd
High testosterone levels have been proven to make men more likely to commit crimes. The tendency in men toward risky behaviour keeps turning up even where socialization is different, and so does crime and delinquency.
Rodney Stark
British actors are pretty good, by and large, at turning on at ‘action’ and off at ‘cut.’
James Purefoy
M.I.T. has a reputation for turning out Dilberts. They may be brilliant in what they do, but no one can understand what they say.
Steven Pinker
The people who are most susceptible to hypnosis – the rugger bugger types – were also the ones who intimidated me most at school, so on an unconscious level I suppose I’m turning the tables on them.
Derren Brown
I’m just randomly wandering around the Walt Disney studios making pew-pew sounds, trying to direct people, and nobody listens to me anymore. I’m turning into a Force ghost. It’s a strange feeling.
Rian Johnson
‘Pretty Lady’ is the conversation piece where you just need to compliment your lady. If you are in a club setting, and you just been eyeing a beautiful woman, this song came from me trying to compliment women and them turning their face up at me.
Raheem DeVaughn
I grew up dancing my whole life, and I always kind of perceived that’s what I would do professionally. But when I caught the acting bug, I knew I needed to go with no turning back.
Jacob Artist
When I was turning 40, I felt that there were no books out there that hit the spot in terms of what I wanted to read.
Molly Ringwald
Fighting in Flint in front of all my fans has been a dream of mine since turning pro. Having the opportunity to make history by fighting for the undisputed title in a second weight division is something I’m very proud of.
Claressa Shields
The sooner we act, the sooner we can start turning the tables on cyberattackers.
Mike Pompeo
I don’t like the idea of being a human being, existing, talking to my friends, and having these real human conversations, and then getting to work on a sitcom and turning that part of my brain off.
Jerrod Carmichael
Every good business story has a conflict and triumph at the core and a turning point where a transformation takes place.
Dinesh Paliwal
America is turning inward, and that’s making the whole world a more dangerous place.
S.E. Cupp
Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and were fighting it and beat it, but their mortality started to get to me. Everything wasn’t as hunky-dory like it was.
Darren Aronofsky
As long as the world is turning and spinning, we’re gonna be dizzy and we’re gonna make mistakes.
Mel Brooks
Nevertheless, this one fact should be apparent: turning the other cheek is a bribe. It is a valid form of action for only so long as the Christian is impotent politically or militarily.
Gary North
I wasn’t worried about turning 40 at all.
Helena Christensen
I don’t need arms, and neither does anyone else… At the very least, a ban would prevent fights from turning deadly.
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva
I love turning on the computer in the morning and reading the things that I did the day before – that I didn’t do!
Peyton Reed
Well I travelled quite a lot in the east, and one of the things that impressed me greatly was the buddhist notion of the continuity of things, the wheel of life which is what we’re talking about, the ever turning wheel.
Morris West
I’m basically turning my apartment into an armory.
Luke Evans
The death of JFK to the resignation of Richard Nixon marked a great turning point in American life.
Pierre Salinger
My dad, before he passed away, never understood what I did. What I say is that I’m responsible for translating the director’s vision, hopefully turning an idea into something people can connect to and relate to.
Rachel Morrison
Applying for a job after finishing a Ph.D is about turning yourself inside out. You’ve been involved in the most introverted process you’ve ever done, and now you have to show yourself to the world at large.
Timothy Morton
I did not vote for Donald Trump and I do not support him but I believe that Trump is the best thing to happen to this country in a long time. He’s bringing out the country’s ugliness. There’s no turning a blind eye anymore.
Daryl Davis
Before I was ever a poet, my father was writing poems about me, so it was a turning of the tables when I became a poet and started answering, speaking back to his poems in ways that I had not before.
Natasha Trethewey
When alchemists were talking about turning lead to gold, they were talking about turning a leaden consciousness, which most of us exist in during our lives, into a golden consciousness, which is a much better place to be.
Alan Moore
I’ve had jokes stolen a thousand times. But if you can do it better than me, you can have it. I’ve had jokes stolen from me in the club when I’m next on stage. And my brain will start to turn, and the gears will start turning, and I’ll go onstage and create a whole new bit.
J. B. Smoove
The stereoscopic panoramic videos that we’re showing on Samsung VR are getting a lot of positive traction. It’s exciting when you see creative types – whether from the music, film, or video industries – look at this stuff. The gears are turning in their head almost immediately about how they can use it as a new medium.
John Carmack
Most poetry in the modern age has retreated to the private sphere, turning its back on the political realm.
Terry Eagleton
It’s not just about turning up or down the heat, it’s about the other experiences that come with turning up or down the heat – what are we doing about energy, what are we doing about your health and safety.
Tony Fadell
After the situation with Kursk submarine, I started looking at Mr. Berezovsky in a completely different way. For me, it was a turning point in our relationship. I think that he took a completely dishonorable position.
Roman Abramovich
HBO is turning ‘Game Change’ into a miniseries, and they’ve cast Ed Harris as my dad.
Meghan McCain
I think that turning on the charm without being fake is really important.
Miley Cyrus
I would never have got involved in something that just meant turning up at eight and leaving at five.
Sophie Dahl
There is nothing better than a really cool mystery: you don’t know what’s going to happen, so you keep turning those pages or watching that series.
Alexandra Daddario
I’ve become really good at turning down the boring, pretty girl roles, the trophy wife, supermodel, beautiful girlfriend roles. I mean, playing somebody who’s perfect holds no allure for me, whatsoever. It’s just boring.
Rebecca Romijn
Candidate Obama promised to fundamentally transform America and that’s one promise he has kept. Turning a shining city on a hill into a sinking ship.
Sarah Palin
I am basically turning football players into sprinters for a while. When we first talked about it, I didn’t know how my expertise could be used.
Ato Boldon
If the point of an activity is to be relaxing, changing that point to money isn’t a great idea. Then you have to show up for it differently, and that can take the fun out of it, absolutely. I’m a big fan of turning your hobbies into businesses, but not if it’s the hobby you do to relax and unplug.
Jen Sincero
And, you know, I liked writing humor. Well, I should say, I wanted to write seriously, but it kept turning funny.
Roseanne Barr
There’s nothing nicer than getting a round of applause for turning up for work. It’s amazing! You start work, and people clap. Do you know what I mean? And then they stand up and clap at the end.
James Corden
I’ve been getting a lot of science fiction scripts which contained variations on my ‘Star Trek’ character and I’ve been turning them down. I strongly feel that the next role I do, I should not be wearing spandex.
Marina Sirtis
Most of my songs are inspired by both falling in love and heartache. And it was a turning point for me as a singer and songwriter as it dawned on me that I wasn’t being honest enough about what I truly feel.
Calum Scott
Increasingly, I’m inspired by entrepreneurs who run nonprofit organizations that fund themselves, or for-profit organizations that achieve social missions while turning a profit.
Ethan Zuckerman
I was named Class Clown in the high school yearbook, so I was always turning to comedy and laughter to heal and to get me through things.
Guillermo Diaz
I was turning down cigarette campaigns before it became fashionable. I wouldn’t let CBS Radio sell ‘The Stan Freberg Show’ to R.J. Reynolds and American Tobacco, which had sponsored Jack Benny, the man I replaced.
Stan Freberg
Between podcasts and places like Funny or Die or CollegeHumor, there are so many venues to get the word out. It makes it difficult in that there’s a never-ending desire for content, so you have to constantly be turning stuff out, but that makes you better and more prolific in general.
Nick Kroll
I was 15 when I read the script for ‘Earth to Echo.’ I thought it was amazing, and I couldn’t think of turning it down. It’s awesome for a kid from Brooklyn to have an opportunity to be on the big screen. And I had a great experience learning what the movie business is like. So, I’m glad I did it.
The argument for getting our own house in order is not an argument for turning our back on the world. We cannot and should not do that.
Chris Christie
I think David Letterman is a genius. Night after night he is funny and smart. He seems to really enjoy his jokes. They seem connected to who he really is. I like watching him, and there is no one better at turning an awkward moment into something very funny.
Casey Affleck
Judging ballplayers and turning in reports, giving my opinion of who will get to the big leagues and who will not… I think my baseball judgment was really good.
Earl Weaver
You don’t change the course of history by turning the faces of portraits to the wall.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Six months after we started, in 1964, there was a day when we sold only seven sandwiches. If we’d taken all the money from the register, we couldn’t have paid an employee, much less the food or the rent or all that. It could have been a turning point. We could have given up.
Fred DeLuca
I read Pamela Colloff’s oral history about the campus shooting, ’96 Minutes,’ when it was first published, and my wheels immediately starting turning toward making a film and making it an animated re-telling.
Keith Maitland
Creativity often consists of merely turning up what is already there. Did you know that right and left shoes were thought up only a little more than a century ago?
Bernice Fitz-Gibbon
Turning nothing into a business is cool.
Tana Mongeau
Vince McMahon is an intimidating individual because of the amount of respect he commands because of what he’s done for entertainment, turning the business into a billion dollar success story. He rarely sleeps. He’s a workaholic. He’s passionate. He loves what he does.
Mauro Ranallo
I always think that reforms and turning China into a free country is a long and tortuous process. Despite this, in a totalitarian state, the fight for freedom comes from the accumulative efforts of the people; without such efforts, very little will happen.
Liu Xiaobo
I like being known for being good at maths and having a brain. If I’ve been asked to do something but it’s not relevant to me, I don’t do it. I’d feel a bit of an idiot just turning up in a dress.
Rachel Riley
Turning 50 changed me and I’m far more accepting of myself. I’m not thin, but I am a size 10. I go in at the middle and very much out at the bottom and top. And now I think, ‘Well, that’s how I am.’
Carol Vorderman
As I explained when I announced that I was turning down a potential opportunity to serve as Secretary of Education, I voted for Hillary Clinton and was sorely disappointed she didn’t win.
Eva Moskowitz
But, I swear, they’re turning Donna into Annie Hall this season. More ties. More suits. But they’re also keeping her really motivated, ya know? Like, wanting to be a rock journalist. Wanting to be the first woman president.
Laura Prepon
What I loved about ‘War Dogs’ was the fact that the tone – turning that story into a spectacular two hour ride is just such a complicated thing to do.
Jason Blum
It’s not the case of turning in a bunch of songs and recording the next month. I think you’re looking for songs all year long and you’re writing all year long.
Keith Urban
I’m not turning my back on music anytime soon, but it’s just a blessing to have options open. A lot of artists just have rap, and that’s it. But once rap stops, it’s hard to get into that Hollywood circle; it really is. It’s a whole ‘nother beast that people think they’re ready for, but they’re really not.
Bow Wow
To all you men out there who want to use turning the other cheek as an excuse for your weakness… man up! Develop yourself to the point that you are powerful enough to face any conflict in your life head on and without trouble. Then, use your newfound confidence to avoid the conflict.
Steven Crowder
The weather was turning cold and I remember that Dante was using nothing but natural light as his electric department was away, prepping the scene in the cave. We stayed on that rock for the whole day.
Madeleine Stowe
I think ‘Soul Food’ had the biggest impact on me because that’s where I was really able to shine as an actress and because I also met my husband there, and that was a huge turning point in my personal life. So, that show will stick with me forever and ever and ever.
Nicole Ari Parker
Turning a zombie pandemic into a generic disaster movie robs the zombies of their dirty, nasty edginess and robs the disaster of its epic scope.
Annalee Newitz
Turning heel was so much fun for me. I was so over being a babyface.
Eve Torres
I wouldn’t mind turning into a vermilion goldfish.
Henri Matisse
I’m done with books for a while. They take a lot of time, and they take a lot out of you. Maybe I’ll write another in the future when my hair starts turning white and I’m, like, that Gandalf-looking dude with white dreads and a white beard.
Brian Welch
I think my confidence came when I turned 30. I don’t know, something about turning 30 has been unbelievable. I just feel a sense of freedom.
Ali Krieger
I think film had a terrible effect on horror fiction particularly in the 80s, with certain writers turning out stuff as slick and cliched as Hollywood movies.
Poppy Z. Brite
I am not going to tolerate players turning up unfit. They are professional athletes representing a country.
Mickey Arthur
Shakespeare does a great job of taking 5,000-year-old stories and turning them into modern pieces that are true to the original essence but are completely remade.
Mark Ruffalo
Yes, everyone thought I was crazy when I moved to the U.S. after having had a very successful career in Mexico. It was like Adam Sandler turning his back on Hollywood and going to China to start all over.
Eugenio Derbez
People get cranky when you burst their bubble. Over time, advances in astronomy have relentlessly reinforced the utter insignificance of Earth on a celestial scale. Fortunately, political and religious leaders stopped barbecuing astronomers for saying so, turning their spits with human-rights activists instead.
Nathan Myhrvold
Rightwing organizations like Turning Point USA or Leadership Institute spend considerable amounts of money and time to train students with conservative values how to ‘fight back.’
Anthea Butler
Claims of a decisive ‘turning point’ in any election are often overblown – more often, such a moment merely crystallizes a change that’s been days or weeks in the making. But you can make a real case that Obama’s Jefferson-Jackson Day speech is a pivot point in America history.
John Dickerson
Kickstarter is such an amazing platform, it really is. It’s something great for independent artists of all kinds because every musician and every artist needs help to produce the record, make the record. It’s like the modern day patronage. It’s turning to your direct fan. It’s a good motivator too.
I’ve grown so much since 1996. I think that was the turning point of when I started to go to church every Sunday and not just because you’re supposed to. But because you enjoy going and listening to the Word and being excited about it.
Lisa Leslie
Contrary to myth, ‘The Feminine Mystique’ and feminism did not represent the beginning of the decline of the stay-at-home mother but a turning point that led to much stronger legal rights and ‘working conditions’ for her.
Stephanie Coontz
Traffic’ was an album that had a significant amount of songs. It was not complete and I felt didn’t fully represent me as a person or as the artist I want to be and so when I started the writing process for ‘The Autobiography’ I was really turning a corner in my life.
Vic Mensa
I never lost money by turning a profit.
Bernard Baruch
The ‘teavangelicals’ of the 21st century have flipped the script, turning their ideas about Christianity, social responsibility, and care for the downtrodden into a mythology of Christian founding fathers.
Anthea Butler
I believe every woman’s body is beautiful in its own way. I have never understood that just because a woman has thick thighs, she is considered fat. For so long, I’ve been around in the modeling world and have tried to break that barrier. But I think now it’s turning around.
Coco Austin
‘Con Air’ was kind of a turning point for me, in my mind. I never shot anybody in that movie – I never did anything bad – because there were so many bad guys in that movie. I said, ‘The hell with this, I’m just gonna be a lovable guy.’ I’m like Steve McQueen in ‘The Great Escape.’
M. C. Gainey
Israelis cannot enter Iran, so Israel, Iranian officials believe, has devoted huge resources to recruiting Iranians who leave the country on business trips and turning them into agents.
Ronen Bergman
I loved the experience of going to the farmers’ market, seeing where your food is grown, turning it into something delicious.
Grace Potter
Human folly does not impede the turning of the stars.
Tom Robbins
I’ve always loved the wild rumpus in ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ by Maurice Sendak, because the words disappear, the pictures take up the whole page, and we move forward in the story by turning the pages.
Brian Selznick
I see a wiser person than when I was younger: having babies, and passing 30, were the turning points. What women in their 40s – I am 39 – lack in gorgeousness, they make up for in wisdom. I love ageing, despite the drawbacks – thinner, drier skin.
Thandie Newton
Most of the offers I get from Hollywood are for teen comedies. My manager thinks I’m crazy for turning down all that money, but I’m very picky.
Macaulay Culkin
Any waste stream in our society can be turned into a revenue stream. It’s turning the lemons in our society into lemonade.
Billy Parish
Men’s fortunes are on a wheel, which in its turning suffers not the same man to prosper for ever.
We’ve got too many young girls, who don’t know how to parent, turning themselves into parents.
Bill Cosby
There are not enough turning pitches in India, which is why we are not getting good spinners.
Gautam Gambhir
There is just no getting around that turning bad things into good things is up to you.
Deepak Chopra
I truly believe that we have the best health care system in the world. It’s not perfect, but this business of turning it over to the federal government to try to make it perfect is quite honestly asinine.
Phil Gingrey
I am one of those artists who knows where their money is. I pay my bills; I take care of my mama. I handle my business. I am a businessman. I go to meetings and take care of things, so it’s a lot more than just partying and turning up.
Juicy J
You are not going to be perfect every day. It’s about turning up the next day and doing it again.
Krista Tippett
Stop turning to fad diets and use common sense.
Jillian Michaels
‘Pink’ is the turning point in my career. It just changed everything for me overnight.
Kirti Kulhari
Basically, I think that Gotham is all of our urban nightmares and fears made into reality. Instead of hearing footsteps from behind you while you walk down the streets, turning around and finding nobody there, there is somebody there.
Brian Azzarello
My dad had a stroke. It’s one of those life-changing events. It was right around the time I was turning 40. We were doing ‘L.A. Law,’ and I got this call that my dad was in Rome and had had a stroke. I want to stress that it wasn’t a huge stroke, but it was enough to provide a serious wake-up call.
Corbin Bernsen
I love college football and I love pro football. This is how fair-weathered I am. I used to be a Giants fan, but my son who’s turning 12 has really gotten into football, and he likes the Jets, so I totally jumped ships so we can root for the same team.
Chris Bauer
I think, as a kid, turning on the television and seeing that everyone seemed to be wealthy and white made me feel like an outsider, lesser than. I was not wealthy. I was not white.
Jacqueline Woodson
I’ll start searching for that ideal partner when I turn 40. That will be a turning point in my life.
Coco Martin
I believe there is lot of untapped potential in the television market. With shows such as ‘Bigg Boss’ and ’24’ turning out to big hits on TV, I’m interested to be in it.
Akkineni Nagarjuna
Turning 50 is making me reflect on my life in a way that’s more compassionate and forgiving.
Viola Davis
The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
Bill Watterson
All too often, legacy management practices reflexively perpetuate the past – by over-weighting the views of long-tenured executives, by valuing conformance more highly than creativity and by turning tired industry nostrums into sacred truths.
Gary Hamel
It was such a turning point to find that I had a talent and I had something to contribute, somewhere.
Gwen Stefani
Jim MacLaine was the hero of Ray Connolly’s 1973 movie ‘That’ll Be the Day’, about a young man turning his back on a university education at the turn of the ’60s in order to try his hand in a rock n’ roll band.
David Hepworth
Steve Jobs didn’t really set the direction of my Apple I and Apple II designs but he did the more important part of turning them into a product that would change the world. I don’t deny that.
Steve Wozniak
Revealing water in significant quantities on the Moon could truly be a turning point in space exploration.
Peter Diamandis
If I were to try to identify a turning point I’d say that was it – getting clean.
James Taylor
I’ve really been writing a lot of country songs. I used to get criticized for doing a ‘Bump & Grind,’ then turning around and doing a gospel song. But the truth is I’m glad I have a gift that allows me to switch lanes.
R. Kelly
More people than ever are slowly but surely turning their ears toward poetry.
Saul Williams
There is no turning back.
Hugo Chavez
I’m actually thrilled with the woman I’m turning out to be.
Katherine Ryan
Can I remember exactly when I ‘lost’ my husband? Was it the moment when I had to start tying his shoelaces for him? Or when we stopped being able to laugh with each other? Looking back, that turning point is impossible to pinpoint. But then, that’s the nature of dementia.
Judy Parfitt
In closing, let me just thank God, on the floor of the House, for not turning away from us even though we seem to be turning away from Him.
Zach Wamp
I believe this system of mass incarceration would have Dr. King turning in his grave. There’s no doubt in my mind that Dr. King would be doing everything in his power to build a movement to end mass incarceration in the United States; a movement for education, not incarceration.
Michelle Alexander
I think in today’s society we are dealing with an epidemic of fatherless homes. We’re turning everywhere else for people to be fathered.
Andy Mineo
The inbox is always open in my brain, and anyone can get in any time and access me. Turning it off is taking back control. I decide who gets in. It’s about emotional privacy, having a self.
Jill Soloway
I sculpted for four or five years. Mostly for my own amusement, I decided to do a picture book, and that was kind of a turning point.
Chris Van Allsburg
The use of philosophy is to sadden. A philosophy which saddens no one, that annoys no one, is not a philosophy. It is useful for harming stupidity, for turning stupidity into something shameful. Its only use is the exposure of all forms of baseness of thought.
Gilles Deleuze
I went to work. That was a turning point. When you have to do eight shows a week and your name is on the marquee, no matter what is going on at home or what’s on the cover of the newspapers, you’ve got to do your job.
Marla Maples
The advent of Kindle, the iPad, and other portable reading devices has so far simply resulted in turning analog print into digital print while keeping the same linear prose format.
Daniel Lubetzky
I think it’s a wonderful thing, turning 50. I think everyone should do it at least once.
Elvis Duran
By turning our culture over to the spectacle of child stars and their growing pains, we simply wind up taking their childishness seriously and ensuring that they don’t grow up at all. And neither do we.
Tom Junod
Cloning represents a very clear, powerful, and immediate example in which we are in danger of turning procreation into manufacture.
Leon Kass
This is an absolute turning point in the story of our country because I think if we go on with being enmeshed in the E.U., it will continue to erode our democracy. That is something that worries me.
Boris Johnson
The consequences of turning a blind eye to government corruption go far beyond simply letting some corrupt politicians and bureaucrats walk free.
Tom Fitton
Something is happening to Britain and the British. Or has happened. We are said to be passing through a transition, or a turning point, or a transformation; nobody is quite sure which.
Ferdinand Mount
I vividly remember a conversation I had many years ago in 1974, which marked a turning point in my leadership journey. I was sitting at a Holiday Inn with my friend, Kurt Campmeyer, when he asked me if I had a personal growth plan. I didn’t. In fact, I didn’t even know you were supposed to have one.
John C. Maxwell
It is crucial to be healthy, for pain wipes out the possibility for pleasure, and severe pain removes the possibility of turning to the world outside the body. So we must establish the idea that it is important to look well, not to look young.
Karen DeCrow
And you see many people just turning away from these channels of mass media, and they’re just turning in to alternative providers, because they just see what’s happening.
Sibel Edmonds
If America wants to retain its position as a global power, its president must listen to the people and show strong leadership at this turning point in human history.
David Suzuki
I never turn on the crowd. Sometimes, you think it’s a terrible show, and then afterward, sometimes people say they really liked it. So turning on the crowd is only going to alienate the few people who might like it. What do I do in that situation? Get through it.
John Mulaney
There is nothing better than playing a bad girl for two months, then turning around and playing someone sweet. Films give you this opportunity.
Amy Weber
I enjoy turning things on the audience. I really like working in genre because people come into the films with certain expectations. They know the tropes so well that, when you turn on those, it can be shocking because there’s a complacency that comes with watching those films.
Ari Aster
Without turning prison life into something more meaningful, prisoners are more likely to reoffend.
Susan Hill
If Lincoln were alive today, he’d be turning over in his grave.
Gerald R. Ford
Castro was always using his athletes as a way of symbolically defeating the United States in the ring, and after these Cubans defeated Americans in the ring, they were turning down exorbitant sums to leave the island.
Brin-Jonathan Butler
I readily admit I was not an expert on foreign policy but I was knowledgeable and I didn’t need a man who was the Vice President of the United States and my opponent turning around and putting me down.
Geraldine Ferraro
The freeways of America are like giant veins twisting and turning, rushing life from one zone to the next. The landscape is a giant body just lying there feeling the rumble.
Rhys Darby
It really upsets me that the media insists on turning ‘Do the Right Thing’ or ‘Boyz N the Hood’ into ‘black films.’ They are American films. They may open the window on the black experience, but they had things to say to everybody. That’s why they were so successful.
Bill Duke
I wrote in the ‘War of Art’ that I could divide my life neatly into two parts: before turning pro and after. After is better.
Steven Pressfield
You see, revolution sounds like something that happens, like turning on the light switch, but actually it’s moving a large obstacle, and a lot of folks’ efforts to push it in one direction or the other have to combine.
Gil Scott-Heron
Passover is my idea of a perfect holiday. Dear God, when you’re handing out plagues of darkness, locusts, hail, boils, flies, lice, frogs, and cattle murrain, and turning the Nile to blood and smiting the firstborn, give me a pass. And tell me when it’s over.
P. J. O’Rourke
I think people are turning inward more now cause the world’s got in such a weird, crazy state. I think its making people think more about their life and what it is really that they are doing. And how do we interact with a world that’s going crazy? It’s a very important time.
Dave Davies
To me, ‘Warrior’ was a real turning point – probably one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had as an actor on set.
Joel Edgerton
Breaking Bad’ gave me a career. It gave me more work than I could possibly imagine – I started filming it when I was 14 years old, and I finished when I was turning 21.
RJ Mitte
When I’m really purring it, I feel as if my whole left side – from knee to hip to shoulder – is turning behind me as I swing through the ball.
Matt Kuchar
In this age of growing interconnectedness, we understand that turning our backs on the world is simply not an option.
Douglas Alexander
I never thought I’d be one of those old hams who favours theatre over everything, but I’m getting that way. Telly and film seemed more fun when I was younger; turning left on planes and washing up in nice places. But there are things that you only learn in theatre.
Paul McGann
I want to do everything. That’s my problem. Life is short, and I hate the idea of turning down anything. You never know what interesting experience might happen.
Joshua Bell
Turning the thermostat down is something that I do pretty reluctantly. I like to be able to walk around in whatever I fancy at home.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
The FSB’s invisible presence continued; the agency became an intangible part of my Moscow life – sometimes loudly, sometimes quietly, with someone in a back room clearly turning the volume of minor persecution up and down.
Luke Harding
I feel a bit weird about turning 40. It makes you feel like you’ve passed over on to the other side a bit.
Michael McIntyre