Used Quotes

Used Quotes by Jack Kirby, David Levithan, Greg Giraldo, Gigi Hadid, Naga Chaitanya, Fyodor Dostoevsky and many others.

I want to be better than five guys. I was that way when

I want to be better than five guys. I was that way when I used to box, I was that way in any sport. I want to compete with five other guys. If I beat five other guys, I’d like to see if I can beat six.
Jack Kirby
I had gotten so used to being alone, but never entirely used to it. Never used to it enough to stop wanting the alternative.
David Levithan
When I masturbate I fantasize about having my own apartment. I used to think about Cindy Crawford now I think about leaving a dish in the sink overnight.
Greg Giraldo
I had to start boxing because I missed working on something and learning and I guess there’s a little more aggression in boxing. I couldn’t really get that side of me out, but I used to be able to by hitting a volleyball. That’s why I started boxing.
Gigi Hadid
I wasn’t very good at studies but was into a lot of extra-curricular activities. I used to play the keyboard and bass guitar in my school band and went on to study keyboard from Trinity College, London.
Naga Chaitanya
Man grows used to everything, the scoundrel!
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Like anyone, I stress and get hard on myself from time to time, but it’s minute compared to the pressure I used to put on myself to perform and succeed. To my kids’ credit, they’ve probably helped me the most here: I’m more worried about what they’re doing than what I’m doing!
Amanda Beard
In Vienna, when I was a year-and-a-half or two years-old. I remember it because I remember the little blue raincoat I used to wear, and how the buttons felt. I liked to walk on the street in front of our house when it was raining, and jump into all the puddles. That’s weird, but that’s my earliest memory.
Boris Kodjoe
My palate is simpler than it used to be. A young chef adds and adds and adds to the plate. As you get older, you start to take away.
Jacques Pepin
I favor massive civil disobedience, among other things. It is not the only thing that is used to protest any grievance in society. But it is one of the most effective under certain conditions.
William Kunstler
If we want to know the Glory of God, if we want to experience the beauty of God, and if we want to be used by the hand of God, then we must LIVE in the WORD of God.
David Platt
All possible means were used by the infatuated parents to conclude the bargain; and deception put an end to these usual artifices.
Adelbert von Chamisso
Pity was meant to be a spur that drives joy to help misery. But it can be used the wrong way round. It can be used for a kind of blackmailing. Those who choose misery can hold joy up to ransom, by pity.
C. S. Lewis
I am only a little pencil in the hand of our Lord. He may cut or sharpen the pencil. He may write or draw whatever and whenever he wants. If the writing or drawing is good, we do not honor the pencil or the material that is used, but rather the one who used it.
Mother Teresa
So much of what we understand comes from knowing what something is and what that something used to be, which allows us to figure out, or at least imagine, what happened in between.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
L.A. is very special to me, so far away from my world on the East Coast, Europe, Asia. It’s a bit of an island for me – less intense, less busy; because of time difference and location, it has a calming effect. At least it used to be all that.
Nicolas Berggruen
I feel really content in my 30s actually. I don’t feel like the wisest person in the world but I definitely don’t worry or stress like I used to.
Jayma Mays
Purity is an illusion. The idea of purity has been used as an excuse for calamities like honor killings, bride burnings, child molestation. Purification is genocide.
Alice Glass
I used to take culinary arts at Job Corps so I’m a certified chef. I could cook chicken alfredo.
Gorilla Zoe
I think President Obama has used the bully pulpit as a way to attack capitalism.
Jeb Bush
When my kids were younger, I used to avoid them. I used to sit on the toilet ’til my legs fell asleep. You want to know why your father spends so long in the toilet? Because he’s not sure he wants to be a father.
Louis C. K.
Until I got married, when I used to go out, my mother said good bye to me as though I was emigrating.
Thora Hird
I was a middle child and was used to negotiating. But there was nothing I could do to reverse my mothers condition.
Leeza Gibbons
You used to say. “Desire doubled is love and love doubled is madness.” Madness doubled is marriage I added when the caustic was cool, not intending to produce a golden rule.
Anne Carson
Epitaphs are cheap, and they do a poor chap a world of good after he is dead, especially if he had hard luck while he was alive. I wish they were used more.
Mark Twain
I used to get a lot of letters from prisoners. It used to get on my nerves. Especially family members. Everybody’s innocent.
Terry McMillan
Golf is played with a number of striking implements more intricate in shape than those used in any form of recreation except dentistry.
E. V. Knox
If only a small fraction of what is already known about the effects of sugar were to be revealed in relation to any other material used as a food additive, that material would promptly be banned.
John Yudkin
I always do get a little bit paranoid when I get a lot of attention. But I get used to it.
Brian Wilson
As a researcher at US Berkeley I used to go into the brains of small, little animals and study the way that brains were connected and how little did I know that one day that was going to be my future – exploring the universe of the brain and hold it in between my hands and look at cells migrating.
Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa
I received my money from the treasury, I used to very early to go the clubs, but when the burden of looking after my children came upon me I tried to live a quite life, and save as much as I could.
Kamisese Mara
I used to stutter really badly. Everybody thinks it’s funny. And it’s not funny. It’s not.
Joe Biden
I always thought Johnny Carson was just brilliant, and I used to watch him and all the comics that would be on the show every night – and I’d dream about it being me.
Steven Wright
When I was a teenager, my dad used to put a lot of pressure on me to be successful, and I’d really beat myself up about things like losing martial arts competitions.
Dolph Lundgren
As a boy, I used to marvel that the letters in a closed book did not get scrambled and lost overnight.
Jorge Luis Borges
My mom had a produce business in in Oxnard, and we used to take these long trips to talk to farmers and different distributors. She’d take us with her after picking us up from school, and she’d be blasting all this old soul music and R&B. I knew all those O’Jays songs before I knew Snoop or Dre or Tupac.
Anderson Paak
I bring the experiences of women. As a daughter, as a mother, as a wife, as a sister. That is who I am. Those experiences are part of me. And it is part of our American journey that we have moved through so much of what used to hold people back because of gender, because of race.
Hillary Clinton
My parents would tell us to go outside and play or to do creative stuff, but television was very limited. So we used our own creativity to entertain ourselves. We were out in the woods a lot making huts and playing horses.
Jan Brett
I’m very shy. But as a director and especially a female director, absolutely: How I used to walk on the court is how I walk on set. And I have to – I mean, I’m controlling 150, 200 people, and everything is on me.
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Going home to Australia, it’s good to get home, but it’s kind of bad too because you get used to that way of life again and you have to come back to America.
Andrew Bogut
I’m not as impatient as I used to be. I used to hit people if I didn’t like what they were saying. Just lash out. ‘Bam – shut up! Hahahah!’ I was terrible.
Grace Jones
Socrates and then Archesilaus used to make their pupils speak first; they spoke afterwards. ‘Obest plerumque iss discere volunt authoritas eorum qui docent.’ [For those who want to learn, the obstacle can often be the authority of those who teach]
Michel de Montaigne
LEAD, n. A heavy blue-gray metal much used … as a counterpoise to an argument of such weight that it turns the scale of debate the wrong way. An interesting fact in the chemistry of international controversy is that at the point of contact of two patriotisms lead is precipitated in great quantities.
Ambrose Bierce
For me, it’s like biking around the neighborhood, the walks and stuff, because I have never enjoyed the gym. Or I’ll do, since I used to dance a lot, all the old dance exercises.
Delta Burke
You’ve got to make haste while it’s still light of day. My godmother used to say, I don’t want to rust out, I just want to work out. If you stand still long enough, people will throw dirt on you.
Ben Vereen
Garlic, like perfume, must be used with discretion and on the proper occasions.
Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Life is nothing but a bet that in the end everyone is doomed to lose. So you’d better get used!
William C. Brown
There’s a lot of smoke being blown at you, but this is no new sport to me; I’ve been doing it a long time, I’m used to it and I see it coming immediately the minute it gets into our realm.
Peter Criss
The problem is that during the 1980s, a decade of heavy poaching, the elephants retreated to safer areas. And now people have moved into the corridors once used by the elephants.
Richard Leakey
As someone who grew up in a house where there wasn’t a lot of talking, I’m used to just looking at the world. And in general I often feel like I just don’t understand what’s happening. That everybody else does, but I don’t quite get it.
Mike Mills
My heroes used to be cowboys.
David Foreman
My father used to think the word ‘legend’ was tossed around far too often. I want to say today that in the opinion of his family, my father was a legend.
James Packer
People used to want to be filmmakers and animators; now they want to make apps.
Bill Plympton
Blank cartridges should never be used against a mob, nor should a volley be fired over the heads of the mob even if there is little danger of hurting persons in the rear. Such things will be regarded as an admission of weakness, or an attempt to bluff, and may do more harm than good.
Douglas MacArthur
Rhythm and blues used to be called race music. … This music was going on for years, but nobody paid any attention to it.
Ray Charles
I think our society is no longer properly valuing the intangible potential of innovation, even if we have to be a little uncomfortable with the risks associated with it, and a little bit willing to fail, pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and try again. We don’t seem to want to do that as much as we used too.
Dean Kamen
I am starting to like LA, but the concept of a place you have to get used to so much seems a little weird to me. I have been to many foreign cities where I didn’t have do acclimatize as much as I did to LA
Sloane Crosley
Saddam Hussein had nerve gas and used it against his own people, he had used chemical weapons against the Iranians and he almost had a nuclear bomb in 1981 and in 1991. And he had been caught with anthrax in 1995 by the UN inspections after denying that he had it.
Paul Wolfowitz
As a fashion designer, I was always aware that I was not an artist, because I was creating something that was made to be sold, marketed, used, and ultimately discarded.
Tom Ford
It used to be the program’s purpose to instruct our computers; it became the computer’s purpose to execute our programs.
Edsger Dijkstra
I used to be a child. It came naturally to me. I was an adult for a time, too. That came less naturally.
Elliot Perlman
I used to be a conservative.
Jeb Bush
I used to sing songs and write with my uncle, Bill Owens.
Dolly Parton
The Islamic community today is faced with a new version of an old struggle. My late mother used to say it doesn’t matter whether you came to this country on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, through Ellis Island or the Rio Grande. We’re all in the same boat now.
Carol Moseley Braun
I know Jim Cornette says the reason that I’m successful now is because I changed my attitude, and I must be listening to what people tell me now, and I used to not listen to him. But the thing is, I used to not listen to him or question his methods because I didn’t agree with him, and I didn’t share his vision.
Kevin Owens
The true “Way” cannot be used to look into the heart of another, and can only be appreciated and found on one’s own. What others say is but “oral Zen” – Zen not practiced but simply preached or talked about.
Henry Chang
Life used to move much more quickly when I was a girl. We needed to abbreviate just to keep up.
Gabrielle Zevin
There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.
Aldous Huxley
We believe we will be made whole by our accomplishments, our possessions, or our social status. It’s written in the fabric of our DNA that life used to be beautiful and now it isn’t, and if only this and only that, it would be beautiful again.
Donald Miller
No one can manipulate anyone else. In any relationship, both parties know what they’re doing. even if one complains later on that they were used.
Paulo Coelho
When I was young my Father used to tell me that the two most worthwhile pursuits in life were the pursuit of truth and of beauty and I believe that Alfred Nobel must have felt much the same when he gave these prizes for literature and the sciences.
Frederick Sanger
I used to starve myself to death.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk
All these people that I used to know, they’re an illusion to me now. Some are mathematicians, some are carpenters’ wives.
Bob Dylan
My grandfather used to say I don’t care how you talk about me, good or bad, just don’t leave me out of the conversation.
George Thorogood
I used to wonder how a man of birth and spirit could endure to be wholly insignificant and obscure in a foreign country, when he might live with lustre in his own.
Jonathan Swift
It’s a hard thing to hold a civil conversation after recalling that one party has used a Taser on the other, so both of them finished the walk in silence.
Maggie Stiefvater
There’s seldom as much hurry as I used to think there was.
Ursula K. Le Guin
By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?
Walter Rodney
When angels go bad they are worse than anyone else. Remember Lucifer used to be an angel.
Neil Gaiman
There are often multiple sources for some famous statements by King; as a professional speaker and minister he used some significant phrases with only slight variation many times in his
essays, books, and his speeches to different audiences.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
When I was young, I used to have successes with women because I was young. Now I have successes with women because I am old. Middle age was the hardest part.
Arthur Rubinstein
A lot of the U.S. used to be part of Mexico, including Arizona. But they’re a bit touchy about that right now.
Craig Ferguson
What comes with a job as a staff member of the BBC is a certain self-censoring that you get utterly used to. You don’t say everything you think. You hold back on some things.
Evan Davis
You can’t talk about peace nor agreement while terror is used as the main argument.
Alberto Fujimori
Look at Jesus Christ. Every time he was in trouble he used the Word of God. When he was tempted he used the Word. When he was suffering on the cross he used theВ Word.
Timothy Keller
There ain’t no clean way to make a hundred million bucks…. Somewhere along the line guys got pushed to the wall, nice little businesses got the ground cut out from under them… Decent people lost their jobs…. Big money is big power and big power gets used wrong. It’s the system.
Raymond Chandler
My mother always used to say: ‘The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.’
Betty White
I think thats what I really liked about Narc: My character has a real operatic range in a way that older movies used to have.
Jason Patric
Wealth held by a class and used ambitiously becomes as despotic as an absolute monarchy, and has in its hands manners, customs, laws, institutions, and governments themselves.
Henry Ward Beecher
And as a stand-up comic, that’s the one thing I’m a little uncomfortable with. I’m not uncomfortable with sincerity in my regular life, but, like in terms of my product that I offer, I think that it’s weird, because comics used to be way more sincere in the ’80s.
Moshe Kasher
Sometimes when you make good stuff and you love it, it gets outdated sometimes, because you’ve held on to it so long, you may not like it like you used to.
Big Sean
Aravis also had many quarrels (and, I’m afraid, even fights) with Cor, but they always made it up again: so that years later, when they were grown up, they were so used to quarrelling and making it up again that they got married so as to go on doing it more conveniently.
C. S. Lewis
I used to be really insecure about my self-education. I’m definitely always learning. But there’s many ways to learn. There are many, many ways to always be a learner.
Maggie Grace
Though the academic authorities are actually proud of conducting everything by means of Examinations, they seldom indulge in what religious people used to descibe as Self-Examination. The consequence is that the modern State has educated its citizens in a series of ephemeral fads.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
I give a speech to the black freshmen at Harvard each year, and I say, “You can like Mozart and ice hockey…” – and then I used to say “golf,” but Tiger took over golf! – “and Picasso and still be as black as the ace of spades.”
Henry Louis Gates
I used to think that communing with nature was a healing, positive thing. Now, I think I’d like to commune with other things – like room service and temperature control.
Roseanne Barr
There are times when you want to go where you used to go and you can’t go there.
Les Paul
One can get used to ugliness, but never to negligence.
Coco Chanel
I’m much more of a kid now than I was when I was a kid. I was the kind of kid who was valedictorian, a straight-A student. My mom used to say, “Please stop studying and get outside.”
Carla Gugino
I have never used steroids. Period.
Rafael Palmeiro
I hate churches, all of them. But they used to know something about the importance of silence.
Ferdinand Mount
I understood we used to be close. But they were like books i’d read two summer ago; I knew I’d liked them, but I couldn’t tell you now what they’d been about.
Sara Shepard
I’ve learned not to be as maniacal as I used to be.
Ed Belfour
It’s not fair that our name can be used in any newspaper, any article connected with anything, and we can’t really fight about it. It’s like any newspaper that might take a picture of you, bad or good, and sometimes they’re awful pictures, and they can use them without your approval and you can’t do anything about it.
Diana Ross
I used to cry myself to sleep every night. I missed singing so much. And performing. Man, I missed it so much.
Ronnie Spector
Dory is what Mum used to call a “strong-looking woman,” which means that, from the back, she looked like a man, and, from the front, you preferred the back
Maggie Stiefvater
When politics are used to allocate resources, the resources all end up being allocated to politics.
P. J. O’Rourke
People used to envy me my inspiration. I hate inspiration. It takes you over completely. I could never wait until it passed and I got rid of it.
Henry Miller
We may say that life has borrowed from inanimate processes the same basic mechanism used in producing those striking structures that are crystals, with their beautiful plane faces.
Linus Pauling
More recently, I used guitar synthesizer extensively on the two albums I did with Robert Fripp.
Andy Summers
I used to be scared of the Candyman. You’d say his name three times in the mirror and then he’d come get you. I was terrified of that stuff becoming true. My older cousins used to say things to make us believe crazy stories like that, so I was scared of the Candymanuntil I knew better.
Tony Harrison
When I were a young man, I used to play baseball and steal bases just like Jackie Robinson. If the empire would rule me out, I would get mad and hit the empire.
Langston Hughes
I used to be really influenced by Brian Bendis, back in his indie days. But I guess I try to tone that down.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
Yeah, that’s funny, huh?…Something hurts you real bad and you get used to it. Like being hurt becomes part of who you are.
Walter Dean Myers
Fran McDormand was great because she said, ‘What I used to do when I worked with him was I would just walk on the set and I would give him a big hug. Somehow his guard would just drop.’ So I took that advice.
Charlize Theron
Use sin as it will use you; spare it not, for it will not spare you; it is your murderer, and the murderer of the world: use it, therefore, as a murderer should be used. Kill it before it kills you.
Richard Baxter
I used to have a lot of envy for those musicians who have been universally loved.
Moby
I knew it, I just knew it! The person who had the job of writing my life’s dialogue used to work on a very low budget soap opera.
Marian Keyes
Since the trainee is both inefficient and unadapted, only a few basic exercises should be used, and they should be repeated frequently to establish the basic motor pathways and basic strength.
Mark Rippetoe
There are all kinds of smiles. On the football field I mostly used the one where the hawk spots the dove.
Deacon Jones
I used to get the girl; now I get the part. In ‘The Quiet American’ you may have noticed I got the part and the girl. It’s a milestone for me, because it’s the last time I’m going to get the girl.
Michael Caine
He was worried she would not let him love her with the stain. He had already decided long ago, twenty or thirty minutes ago, that the stain was fine. He had only seen it for a moment, but he was already used to it. It was good. It somehow allowed them to have more.
Miranda July
We used to play baseball back in that field and keep an eye out for the bulls.
Jim Fowler
The essence of government is force, and most often that force is used to accomplish evil ends.
Walter E. Williams
In L.A., everyone is in their car all the time, so you’re used to not interacting with people for the majority of the day, and it kind of trickles into nightlife and all that. People stay within their circles and there’s no real mingling to be had.
Shenae Grimes
Europeans used to be proud to be the advanced form of democracy. Now they’re definitely a little bit ashamed because we are seeing that finally, the bond that we had, it was money.
Miguel Gomes
Change is inevitable, though,” he replied. “As is disappointment. Best to get used to it now.
Sarah Dessen
Makeup’s just crazy, anyways. Native Americans used to wear it, and it did all right for them until, uh … well, until you killed them all, I suppose.
Eddie Izzard
It is wonderful to be in on the creation of something, see it used, and then walk away and smile at it.
Lady Bird Johnson
I never knew [Alfred Stieglitz] to make a trip anywhere to photograph. His eye was in him, and he used it on anything that was nearby. Maybe that way he was always photographing himself.
Georgia O’Keeffe
The Colombians are good-tempered people. They are used to waiting for buses that are late, used to riding buses and trains that do not arrive.
Paul Theroux
I used to have a saying that when a player is at his peak, he feels as though he can climb.
Alex Ferguson
I grew up in a very suburban neighborhood, so I was used to everything being safe and lovely.
Aja Naomi King
CPR dummy looked like him and had clearly been stabbed. Repeatedly. In the groin. He thought she might have used the dummy for target practice, and tried not to be offended. Key word: tried.
Gena Showalter
There is a certain amount of dissatisfaction that goes with knowing your time, talent and abilities are not being properly used.
Zig Ziglar
You know I used to be a heartthrob, and now I’m a coronary.
Davy Jones
My Dad used to tell us: ‘En este pais, ustedes van a poder lograr todas las cosas que nosotros no pudimos’ ‘In this country, you will be able to accomplish all the things we never could.’
Marco Rubio
I used humor as survival, as a weapon and as comfort.
Joel McHale
Sensuality, too, which used to show itself course, smiling, unmasked, and unmistakable, is now serious, analytic, and so burdened with a sense of its responsibilities that it passes muster half the time as a new type of asceticism.
Agnes Repplier
I was not that pretty a girl and I was never pursued as a teenager or young woman, so I was used to having no shame and trying to get people to love me.
Martha Wainwright
I wasn’t quite used to writing a diary – I didn’t understand why people did it – but I wrote down notes and they went into a poem.
Benjamin Clementine
I do not wonder that British youth is in revolt against the morbid doctrine that nothing matters but the equal sharing of miseries; that what used to be called the submerged tenth can only be rescued by bringing the other nine-tenths down to their le.
Winston Churchill
What is interesting to me, as I travel, is that exactly the same agenda is being implemented in every country I travel to. Because people from different countries don’t talk to each other and the international media are being used to bring about the changes desired by the global elite, nobody realizes this.
David Icke
I used to think I was a singer; I had my own delusions about it.
Randy Jackson
I used to sing songs from musicals all the time as a kid.
Sara Bareilles
Gregory Corso used to get really pissed when people called Bob Dylan a ‘poet.’ After writing poetry for a few years, I can understand that.
Steve Earle
There exists a huge dump of worn-out metaphors which have lost all evocative power and are merely used because they save people the trouble of inventing phrases for themselves.
George Orwell
People used to be funny about approaching me, but now they seem to think I’m as sane as anyone who’s done what I’ve done in movies can be.
Philip Seymour Hoffman
I like the concept of dressing people. I used to not care whether people bought the clothes or not, but I kind of like it now. I wouldn’t label that commercialism; it’s more like I do this work because I want people to wear it.
Alexander McQueen
When we fail to set boundaries and hold people accountable, we feel used and mistreated.
BrenГ© Brown
Since art is considered a noble field, art should be used to promote all that is good and noble, and in a noble fashion.
E. A. Bucchianeri
This region [North Carolina] used to be the furniture manufacturing hub of the world. I know because I bought plenty. But the NAFTA deal and then China’s entry into the World Trade Organization, another Bill[Clinton] and Hillary[Clinton] backed disaster, have sent those jobs to other countries.
Donald Trump
I used to do a lot of drugs. I didn’t stop because I didn’t enjoy them; I stopped because I couldn’t handle the commitment.
Marc Maron
My family used to call me an oversized kid and I think that’s pretty accurate in some ways.
Jeremy Lin
I’m not doing any crazy stuff any more. Like I used to do high falls; I used to jump from the motorcycle to the truck myself. That’s unheard of today. Now nobody would ever do that. In those days it was stupid, man. I just did it because that’s what it was, but that I don’t do anymore.
Dolph Lundgren
There is nothing in the world of art like the songs mother used to sing.
Billy Sunday
The most interesting biofuel efforts avoid using land that’s expensive and has high opportunity costs. They do this by getting onto other types of land, or taking advantage of byproducts that aren’t used in the food chain today, or by intercropping.
Bill Gates
I was born lucky, and I have lived lucky. What I had was used. What I still have is being used. Lucky.
Katharine Hepburn
Language for me narrates the pictures in my mind. When I work on designing livestock equipment I can test run that equipment in my head like 3-D virtual reality. In fact, when I was in college I used to think that everybody was able to do that.
Temple Grandin
Time has always been used against us on a certain level. The invention of the clock made us accountable to the employer, gave us a standard measure and stopwatch management, and it also led to the requirement of interest-bearing currency to grow over time, the requirement of the expansion of our economy.
Douglas Rushkoff
Grief, unresisted, is grace. It doesn’t mean it doesn’t hurt anymore, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t rip your heart out….In great grief, there’s an incredible love in it. In love there’s a tinge of bitter. In true love. My teacher used to say ‘all love is bittersweet’. All things experienced fully, reveal their opposite.
Adyashanti
I used to be an airline pilot. I got fired because I kept locking the keys in the plane. They caught me on an 80 foot stepladder with a coat hanger.
Steven Wright
My parents used to throw great New Year’s Eve parties. They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment.
Ben Stiller
Knowledge is not power unless it is used.
Harvey Mackay
I’m used to being the big tough guy, the bodyguard type.
Michael Clarke Duncan
When I used to play nightclubs, you had to play Top 40 or favorite oldies that maybe people could relate to.
Rick Danko
Jeremy used to hate it when she was younger because someone in her class told her redheads were freaks of nature.But our mother told her that redheads were genetically more courageous than other people and that she should always where her hair long,like a wariors badge of honor.
Ellen Potter
Consumers are realizing the benefits of in-car entertainment and navigation systems. When used properly, these products are great tools that help drivers focus on the road. Consumers need to remember to follow state laws, watch the road and use common sense when putting these and other products to work.
Gary Shapiro
Also, I didn’t trust any guy who used more styling products than I did.
Richelle Mead
For Christmas every year, my mother used to give me those cheap little diaries that would tell your horoscope and provide a little blank slot for each day.
Patti Smith
I was probably like 13 years old, 14. And I used to walk home doing the beatbox from school. That’s how I created it. There was no walkmans back then, no iPods, no CDs. There was just me. Back then there was the boom box.
Doug E. Fresh
I got quarters in my loafers trying to fight inflation when it only used to take a cent.
Jimmy Buffett
At one side of the palette there is white, at the other black; and neither is ever used neat.
Winston Churchill
Looking back, I guess I used to play-act all the time. For one thing, it meant I could live in a more interesting world than the one around me.
Marilyn Monroe
She was like a wound beneath an old bandage, and he had grown more used to the bandage.
Mitch Albom
I used to be sick of the backroads of Minnesota. I had to drive 30 miles to get home every day, take the schoolbus for two hours. But to drive through America and see the backroads, from Nashville to Memphis, Lovick to New Mexico, was incredible. It was probably the greatest trip of my life.
Garrett Hedlund
Capitalism can be helpful, but it can also be destructive when it’s used by huge enterprises worldwide for the sale of weapons.
Judy Collins
Books are the best of things if well used; if abused, among the worst. They are good for nothing but to inspire. I had better never see a book than be warped by its attraction clean out of my own orbit, and made a satellite instead of a system.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It used to be thought that only a certain kind of virus could get into our genome and it’s called a retrovirus and that’s a virus that might be HIV for example.
Carl Zimmer
The only justification in the use of force is to reduce the amount of force necessary to be used.
Alfred North Whitehead
Sinatra was pretty astute – he used the best songwriters around, he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically.
Martin Fry
Whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again.
Patrick Stump
The key phrase used by the synod, which I’ll take up again, is ‘integrate’ in the life of the Church the wounded families, remarried families, etc. But of this one mustn’t forget the children in the middle. They are the first victims, both in the wounds, and in the conditions of poverty, of work.
Pope Francis
When I used to perform weddings, the image I always had was the image of a triangle, in which there are two partners and then there is this third force, this third being, that emerges out of the interaction of these two. The third one is the one that is the shared awareness that lies behind the two of them.
Ram Dass
I never understood that if you sweat as much as I used to every night, you drain your body of salts. So I got very, very, seriously ill. I got to the stage where I was almost hospitalized with serious problems.
Roger Daltrey
I’m reminded of a book my father used to read me,” she said. “A bunch of elves and things get into a huge war over a piece of jewelry that everybody wants but nobody can wear.
Daniel Handler
I used to pray that God would do this or that; now I pray that God will make His will known to me.
Soong May-ling
Hypocrisy … is only bad when it is improperly used.
George Bernard Shaw
If you look back at old Captain America comic strips, he used to fight Nazis, you know? The American ideal is standing up and saying, ‘No, that is not the status quo, and we will not accept that.’
Bob the Drag Queen
If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President’s judicial nominees.
John Cornyn
I used to sing at funeral homes for families that didn’t have a vocalist. I didn’t get paid. I needed to sing.
Anita Baker
It’s the same in the office, the lab, the factory. Employees and coworkers are more productive, more loyal – satisfied and happy – when they are treated fairly, decently, and with dignity than when they are used and taken for granted, when they feel like no more than a tiny cog in a giant corporate wheel.
Wayne D. Dosick
The number of lines of code a programmer can write in a fixed period of time is the same independent of the language used.
Fernando J. Corbato
God wants to use us as He used His own Son
Oswald Chambers
I used to love hospitals. That’s another weird thing about me. I remember when my grandmother — so sweet, God rest her soul — was in the hospital, I always loved visiting her there. Very morbid memory! Most people hate hospitals. And I’m not a big fan of them now, but there was something about it for me back then.
Jennifer Aniston
A cricket ball broke my nose when I was a kid so I couldn’t breath through it. Before I had it operated on I used to stand on stage with my mouth slightly open.
Damian Lewis
I preferred not to be laden down with a big instrument. If you’re behind a guitar, you get used to being behind a guitar, and you don’t really perform because you can’t. I wanted to be able to just hold on to the mike and sing.
Stevie Nicks
When a Roman was returning from a trip, he used to send someone ahead to let his wife know, so as not to surprise her in the act.
Michel de Montaigne
The late PrГ©sident de Montesquieu told me that he knew how to be blind–he had been so for such a long time–but I swear that I do not know how to be deaf: I cannot get used to it, and I am as humiliated and distressed by it today as I was during the first week. No philosophy in the world can palliate deafness.
Lord Chesterfield
I went to Juilliard in New York and used to do cabarets just for fun. Occasionally, I would get together with a jazz musician and play at a restaurant for cash. And I’ve done some background vocals for recording artists.
Nicole Beharie
That was part of her, and you used to know it. It’s like now you only care about the Alaska you made up.
John Green
Things aren’t what they used to be’ is the rallying cry of small minds. When men say things used to be better, they invariably mean they were better for them, because they were young, and had all their hopes intact. The world is bound to look a darker place as you slide into the grave.
Joe Abercrombie
The actor should not play a part. Like the Aeolian harps that used to be hung in the trees to be played only by the breeze, the actor should be an instrument played upon by the character he depicts.
Alla Nazimova
I’m so many people. They shock me sometimes. I wish I was just me! I used to think I was going crazy, until I discovered that some people I admired were like that to.
Marilyn Monroe
New terms used like, ‘overseas contingency operation’ instead of the word ‘war’ – that reflects a worldview that is out of touch with the enemy that we face. We can’t spin our way out of this threat.
Sarah Palin
Models are like baseball players. We make a lot of money quickly, but all of a sudden we’re 30 years old, we don’t have a college education, we’re qualified for nothing, and we’re used to a very nice lifestyle. The best thing is to marry a movie star.
Cindy Crawford
There were times when I was broke, when I was down in Florida and I had to go to cocktail parties for 500 bucks – to see the guy that used to be in pictures. I’m not ashamed of that. I’ve never done anything that I was ashamed of. I’ve done a lot of things I didn’t mean to do.
Mickey Rooney
(mother)” She used to tell me to get my nose out of my book and go get some fresh air.
Emily Giffin
I left Delhi in 1989 and remember very little of how life used to be then. Increasingly, in my recent visits to Delhi, I’ve started to realize that the city has become intellectually very lively. It makes me want to discover the city over and over again.
Siddhartha Mukherjee
A long time ago, Anne used to talk about energy – how that was all that love was – ions connecting across synapses of time and air. Don’t rationalize, she’d say. None of it will ever make sense. I leaned back against the wall and closed my eyes, not wanting to cry. Anne was right. None of it made any sense.
Jacqueline Woodson
They tried to discredit me. I used to tell them, There’s many wonderful people out there who can’t have children, who would want to have these children.
Norma McCorvey
The traditional flowers of courtship are the traditional flowers of the grave, delivered to the victim before the kill. The cadaver is dressed up and made up and laid down and ritually violated and consecrated to an eternity of being used.
Andrea Dworkin
A great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up.
Albert Schweitzer
My grandmother was a Jewish juggler: she used to worry about six things at once.
Richard Lewis
Revolting means for good ends make the ends of themselves revolting.
Anton Chekhov
I used to dread getting older because I thought I would not be able to do all the things I wanted to do, but now that I am older I find that I don’t want to do them.
Nancy Astor
I used to care about how other people thought I led my life. But lately I’ve realized that most people are too preoccupied with their own lives to give anybody else even the scantiest of thoughts.
Douglas Coupland
Gothenburg’s definitely a music city as well, but I think just because of the weather – it’s so cold and miserable – people stay in. Coming to the States and going into the store and people are like, “Hi, can I help you?” – I’m not used to people randomly talking to me that I don’t know.
Yukimi Nagano
My dad used to play drums in a country band, and my mom is an incredible singer.
Jonny Lang
I’ve been to too many Dead concerts. There’ve been smokin’ holes where my memory used to be.
Ken Kesey
I use the language I use to my friends. They wouldn’t believe me if I used some high-flown literary language. I want them to believe me.
Adrian Mitchell
I look at Puff Daddy as somebody that gave me a chance to prove the whole world wrong. Cause when I used to think about rap, everybody would say, ‘Well, you talk too slow,’ or, ‘You rap too slow,’ when in reality, that was my uniqueness.
Mase
So, I travel a lot. I hate traveling, mostly ’cause my dad used to beat me with a globe.
Dave Attell
We are used to the actions of human beings, not to their stillness.
V. S. Pritchett
If you leave the church service thinking about how good the pastor was, he has missed the mark. If you leave consumed with Christ, the pastor has been used by the Lord.
Howard G. Hendricks
Accidents and chance are words used by persons who do not think clearly when they attempt to account for certain happenings. Anyone who thinks must be convinced that in a world as orderly as this there is no room for the words accident and chance.
Harold Percival
All good technology should be used to piss off people’s parents.
Neil Gaiman
I used to be a wicked disco guy.
Bill O’Reilly
The value of an ad is in inverse ratio to the number of times it has been used.
Raymond Rubicam
Whenever you see the word cuisine used instead of the word food, be prepared to pay an additional eighty percent.
George Carlin
She was not used to being cruel, but he had taught her how.
Janet Fitch
The ‘global warming scare’ is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision making. It has no place in the Society’s activities.
Harrison Schmitt
Because Eddie [Murphy] came from where I come from, the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. People in the projects used to call me Fat Murphy.
Tracy Morgan
I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to… It’s a whole different lens you look through the older you get.
Andre Agassi
I remember when I was 5 living on Pulaski Street in Brooklyn, the hallway of our building had a brass banister and a great sound, a great echo system. I used to sing in the hallway.
Barbra Streisand
The man who is going through with God to be used in healing must be a man of longsuffering.
Smith Wigglesworth
My dad used to open up photo albums and stuff and you’d have to tell a story about the picture but you couldn’t tell the truth so you had to make up a story about whatever you were looking at. He really taught us how to lie.
Sara Quin
I used to watch old clips of Muhammad Ali, where he’d be talking the jive during interviews, you know, ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, rumble, man, rumble.’
Michael Buffer
Back in the day, I used to be in the studio recording 20 hours a day. And that was all of the time. I still record a lot of hours, but I don’t go as long as I used to.
Roy Ayers
Arms in the hands of citizens may be used at individual discretion… in private self-defense.
John Adams
Sometimes when you are standing still and it’s snowing, you think that you hear music. You can’t tell where it’s coming from either. I wondered if we all really did have a soundtrack, but we just get so used to it that we can’t hear it anymore, the same way that we block out the sound of our own heartbeat.
Heather O’Neill
I’m used to working with restrictions and that’s when you come up with the more creative stuff.
Taika Waititi
The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that’s what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.
Helen Thomas
High definition ruined a lot of things that I used to hold sacrosanct in pornography.
Doug Stanhope
Terms such as obscene are used swiftly in order to protect people from exposure to the truth.
Thomas Hirschhorn
I never got along with my dad. Kids used to come up to me and say, ‘My dad can beat up your dad.’ I’d say ‘Yeah? When?’
Bill Hicks
You used your power to toss one rock at me?” he exclaimed, an almost comic note of incredulity in his voice. “On the contrary,” I heard Dorian say pleasantly. “I didn’t use magic for that. I just threw it.
Richelle Mead
The divisions of Perspective are 3, as used in drawing; of these, the first includes the diminution in size of opaque objects; the second treats of the diminution and loss of outline in such opaque objects; the third, of the diminution and loss of colour at long distances.
Leonardo da Vinci
In Northern Ireland, helicopters are not usually used to promote poetry.
Seamus Heaney
I do the same gig. I might change it a little; I might slow it down if I’m in the South. I talk fast, and they’re not used to people talking that fast.
Lewis Black
I was drawing professionally by the time I was 12. I used to do very detailed sort of photorealistic pen-and-ink work, and I burned out on it around, like, high school. And cartooning really got me back into drawing.
Dan Povenmire
My life has gotten a little more complicated than my ability to describe it. That used to be the definition of madness, now it’s just continuous overload.
Bharati Mukherjee
That’s the way it goes sometimes: in order to help your friends, first you have to help your enemy. Better get used to it.
Sergei Lukyanenko
I used to be an editor and I was editing young adult series. I didn’t really like the books that I was reading, so I decided that I would write a book about something I’d want to read if I was 16. It turned into a Cinderella story… I developed a proposal and the characters of ‘Gossip Girl’ for my job.
Cecily von Ziegesar
If you have used colour throughout most of your artistic life, try just black and white… it will take your painting to another dimension where tone and form in all its permutations reign supreme.
David Luiz
I’m a really claustrophobic person to begin with. I hate elevators, especially crammed elevators. I get really scared. So I think that it’s very definitely scary when girls are all around me and I can’t go anywhere. At the same time, I guess I got to get used to it, you know what I mean?
Justin Bieber
They used to say it was bad for Indians to drink, but it’s bad for anybody. When they drink they lose their cool, a lot of us. Like when we played with Sonny Boy, I would never get paid, you know. He would drink up all the money.
Ike Turner
It’s hard to notice things without people noticing me and that takes some getting used to.
Edie Falco
It was cold and clammy in the stone cell; they called it the “cooler,” and used it to reduce the temperature of the violent and intractable. It was a trouble-saving device; they just left the man there and forgot him, and his own tormented mind did the rest.
Upton Sinclair
You know Kim Jong Un, the evil dictator of North Korea? Apparently, a guy in his inner circle used his ashtray while smoking and Kim Jong Un had him executed. I remember the same thing happened when a guy used Martha Stewart’s personal lemon zester.
David Letterman
Whenever I held my newborn baby in my arms, I used to think that what I said and did to him could have an influence not only on him but on all whom he met, not only for a day or a month or a year, but for all eternity – a very challenging and exciting thought for a mother.
Rose Kennedy
I used the pen name because I knew I wanted to write better novels under my own name someday.
Nelson DeMille
It used to be just CIA agents with ear-pieces who walked round with preoccupied, faraway expressions, and consequently regarded all the little people as irrelevant scum. Now, understandably, it’s nearly everybody.
Lynne Truss
I used to hate religion, I loathed it in my angry days.
Karen Armstrong
The artist usually sets out — or used to — to point a moral and adorn a tale. The tale, however, points the other way, as a rule. Two blankly opposing morals, the artist’s and the tale’s. Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper functions of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it.
D. H. Lawrence
My app is the same juicy paint used by Vincent Van Gogh; my screen is the woven canvas of Titian. Painting by hand, I’ve come to figure, is a certain kind of love.
Robert Genn
We are used to dealing with problems that have a solution and that can be solved in a finite period. But we’re at the beginning of a long period of adjustment that does not have a clear-cut terminal point, and in which our wisdom and sophistication and understanding has to be one of the key elements.
Henry A. Kissinger
I used to look in the mirror and feel shame, I look in the mirror now and I absolutely love myself.
Drew Barrymore
Without you I wouldn’t have been able to contain the hate. I would have used it against myself. You’re the one who helped me control it. My mind spun out to other things. But it always came back to you.
David Levithan
When I was younger, I used to visualise myself scoring wonder goals, stuff like that.
Wayne Rooney
I was one of those kids who tended to stay in on Saturday nights. My mother used to come and say, ‘Why don’t you go to the dance with the boys?’ And I’m going, ‘No, I’m perfectly happy.’ I think my parents thought I was definitely weird.
Ridley Scott
When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.
Paul McCartney
I had an American journalist say to me, “Is it true you wrote the whole of the first novel on napkins?” I was tempted to say, “On teabags, I used to save them.
J. K. Rowling
My house used to be haunted, but the ghosts haven’t been back since the night I tried on all my wigs.
Phyllis Diller
Then in my early teens, when the home computer bubble was blowing, I had one of the first, an Acorn Atom, and used to write primitive adventures on that.
Graham Nelson
I’ve changed a great deal. I used to be vicious to my parents, just because they objected to me going full-time with a group. Now I can see that all they wanted was the best for me. And we get on great.
Peter Ham
We kill because we are afraid of our own shadow, afraid that if we used a little common sense we’d have to admit that our glorious principles were wrong.
Henry Miller
At conventions, one of the standard questions I get is, ‘Are you writing any new novels?’ To which I used to respond, in my smart-[alec] fashion, ‘No, I’ve decided to write only old novels.’
Peter David
I can’t see. I used to wear glasses off stage. Now I’m thinking of getting a pair of contract lenses.
Tommy Bolin
I got starstruck not by someone who is famous, but by someone who’s famous in the miniature painting community. When I was a kid, I used to paint miniatures. There were famous people in the miniature community from forums online. I went to some big event and I saw them in real life and I was so starstruck.
Ansel Elgort
You could figure out at least 80 percent of the context and meaning of a text if people used punctuation, and we wouldn’t have had to write our sketch.
Keegan-Michael Key
I guess my voice kind of changed in middle school. It was what it is now. I remember there was this boy who used to walk behind me and sing that song that goes, “Walk like a man, talk like a man” and I was devastated. So I learned that I can pick up my voice if I want to.
Dianna Agron
There is an old Arabic proverb, ‘When the king puts the poet on his payroll, he cuts off the tongue of the poet’, so throughout the ages, people in power have liked to control music, they used to throw songwriters in jail throughout history, and were assassinated.
Pete Seeger
I used to drink from my little sister’s bottle when she was a baby.
Jessica Jung
My brothers used to beat me up, but I used to fight my sisters ‘cuz I couldn’t hit them back, so I had to find specific severe ways to punish them.
Vince Staples
Affirmations need to be used if they are to become incorporated into the fabric of your being.
Eric Maisel
There’s a hollow where he used to be, and it echoes with self-imposed loss.
Ann Aguirre
My idea of a good picture is one that’s in focus and of a famous person. People are only glamorous if you don’t see them. Like the movies used to make people years ago. There is something about people on screen that makes them so special; when you see them in person, they are so different and the whole illusion is gone.
Andy Warhol
Leo, sadly, has Parkinsons, but he used to cook all sorts of dazzling things.
Jilly Cooper
I’d like to invoke the Native American Navajo because their word for road is used as a verb. Their whole relationship to road has to do with how you travel it, who you are traveling it with, what the environment might be, where you’re headed, in what direction, the weather and so on.
Anne Waldman
When willpower is not guided, it’s terrible. Hitler had a lot of will. But he used it for destructive purposes because he lacked wisdom.
Frederick Lenz
Rick Scott used let’s get to work to say: All these politicians talk; it’s time to do. Everybody else talks about the problem; it’s time to find the solution.
Frank Luntz
I think ‘ambitious’ is one of those adjectives used for women in a derogatory way.
Clare Balding
My mother used to rock me – and she used big rocks.
Rodney Dangerfield
Our nation was built and civilized by men and women who used guns in self-defense and in pursuit of peace. One wonders indeed, if the rising crime rate, isn’t due as much as anything to the criminal’s instinctive knowledge that the average victim no longer has means of self-protection.
Ronald Reagan
I used to have hair so long, my nickname was Pocahontas.
Jessica Sanchez
Perhaps here we have a clue to the reason why royal rule used to exist formerly, namely the difficulty of finding enough men of outstanding virtue.
Aristotle
Often I sort of work up and down the manuscript. I sometimes used to go ahead of myself to see what was going to happen next, to make certain it fits what was going to be happening soon.
Terry Pratchett
A sense of duty – you only really get this feeling when you have a child. You always only used to be responsible for yourself and then there is also a child.
Heidi Klum
Time is one thing that can never be retrieved. One may lose and regain friends. One may lose and regain money. Opportunity, once spurned, may come again. But the hours that are lost in idleness can never be brought back to be used in gainful pursuits
Winston Churchill
When George Bush used the Willie Horton ad, he knew what he was doing.
Paul Tsongas
I’m a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.
Carl Lewis
The story in that particular spot was an ancient history story, and we wanted to give it a historical feeling, which was why we used a historical calligraphy scroll come to life.
Jennifer Yuh Nelson
I used mythology to tell the story [in Living with Love], with the story of the minotaur and the matador and fighting and fighting for love and the color red and flowers and horns and death and naked men. You know, the important things in life.
Madonna Ciccone
I never liked the Oscars. They didn’t do too much for me at all. I felt like a big, vulnerable hunk of baloney being used to sell some products.
Nick Nolte
No fashion is ever a success unless it is used as a form of seduction.
Christian Dior
The noble person uses things; the lesser man is used by things.
Xunzi
The writers of the French enlightenment had deliberately used blasphemy as a weapon, refusing to accept the power of the Church to set limiting points on thought.
Salman Rushdie
People used to be unhappy that files and data of Aramco are undeclared, unclear, and not transparent.
Mohammad bin Salman
Hey, I liked my idea of bringer her along, but you already vetoed that idea, so now I’m resorting to Plan B, which is to interrogate her. And I am really looking forward to it. I used to play a game called interrogation with one of my old girlfriends where we-” “That’s enough.” Cinder raised her hand, silencing him.
Marissa Meyer
My father used to always say to me that, you know, if a guy goes out to steal a loaf of bread to feed his family, they’ll give him 10 years, but a guy can do white-collar crime and steal the money of thousands and he’ll get probation and a slap on the wrist.
Jesse Ventura
When I used to go to Elvis’s house was always a nightmare trying to get into the house because of so many fans outside the gate and he really couldn’t go anywhere without sneaking in or doing something because people just wanted to be around him and to be with him.
Jackie DeShannon
The truth always carries the ambiguity of the words used to express it.
Frank Herbert
A lot of pubs in London are now faceless, expensive yuppy bars. Not like when I was growing up. The pub used to be, and should be, the pillar of community.
Jason Flemyng
I’ve have a number of violent tics. With Tourette syndrome, there’s not just compulsive actions, but compulsive thoughts as well. That used to scare my mother a lot.
Dash Mihok
What I love most about Norway is you ladies. Back home I’m used to fat and hairy women journalists.
Diego Maradona
When I began my search for the perfect skin care to fight the aging process, I noticed that my sensitive skin was reacting horribly to any product I used.
Connie Sellecca
The problem is capitalism. The problem is that in order to sell seven billion people on the necessity of globalisation, we’ve created a moral universe where people who do not work to create profit are considered less than human, and used as surplus labour to drive down the cost of wages.
Laurie Penny
I used to suffer from excessive pride. Well, I got over that one.
Francesca Annis
I used to think drinking was the only way to be happy. Now I know there is no way to be happy.
Laura Kightlinger
It’s so tiring. Even though I’ve worn heels and performed the choreography for four years now, I’m still not used to it. When will I be used to it? In 10 years? In 20 years?
Kim Hyo-yeon
I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure.
W. C. Fields
When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.
Niels Bohr
I’m a bit of a thrill-seeker. I used to race mountain bikes when I was a kid. I did the national circuit for two years.
Tanc Sade
A religious college in Cairo is considering issues of nanotechnology: If replicators are used to prepare a copy of a strip of bacon, right down to the molecular level, but without it ever being part of a pig, how is it to be treated?
Charles Stross
Health and Human Services has an enormous amount of discretion that they have so far used to make it harder to get affordable health care. To make you buy what the government insists you must buy. That doesn`t work.
Paul Ryan
I don’t see as many movies as I used to. Or, I should say, as many movies as I would like to.
Matt Damon
The essence of God is consciousness. Consciousness can be used for either violence or peace; the choice is ours. When it is expanded, human consciousness chooses non-violence, since that is compatible with love.
Deepak Chopra
The notion of multiple literacies recognized that there are many ways of being-and of becoming-literate, and that how literacy develops and how it is used depend on the particular social and cultural setting.
Jerome Bruner
I don’t think everyone should vote. If you have to be dragged into the polls, carried into the polls and smelling salts have to be used, you probably shouldn’t be voting. However, we shouldn’t be putting up barriers to voting that target certain groups.
Mo Rocca
“The River” [song] is also, yes, very metaphorical. Rivers are cleansing. As long as human beings have been on the Earth we’ve used rivers to cleanse ourselves. And, for me, the lyrics “something in the river,” I think is – well, the river is a metaphor for where I was at the time.
Ladyhawke
Fashion as we used to know it doesn’t exist. The dress as we know it today-it’s dead. The dress has become so short it’s really a tunic worn with leggings….Fashion is fantasy, it’s a child’s game….Now I’m going to be this, and then I’m going to be something else.
Rudi Gernreich
Stuff like photos and events and groups – we’ve built pretty basic versions of those apps to start but they ended up being so much more used because of their social integrations.
Mark Zuckerberg
I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they’re reading the damn screen. That’s more reading than people used to do.
Bill Murray
All my legitimate jobs were embarrassing. I used to be stock boy at an Odd-Lot, making $35 a day.
Method Man
I used to go away for weeks in a state of confusion.
Albert Einstein
…the face has limited space. My mother used to say, if you fill your face with laughing, there will be no more room for crying.
Rohinton Mistry
I never used to understand why people bothered to hold hands as they walked, but then he runs one of his fingertips down my palm, and I shiver and understand it completely
Veronica Roth
My mom has always said that the one thing she wishes she had done differently is have a job. She felt like the single-mindedness made her a little nuts sometimes, and she could have used an outlet for herself when we were little.
Jennifer Garner
If I had more time, I could’ve utilized the stage more and turned it into my own but since I used all my energy writing and producing songs, my mind was blank when it came to my performances. That’s what I regret the most.
Seungri
There cannot be forgotten the great possibilities of mass media in promoting dialogue, becoming vehicles for reciprocal knowledge, of solidarity and of peace. They become a powerful resource for good if used to foster understanding between peoples, a destructive ‘weapon’ if used to foster injustice and conflicts.
Pope John Paul II
My mother used to leave me and my brother in the house by ourselves. The authorities came and got us. It took a year or two to get us back with my grandmother.
Gervonta Davis
There comes a time when a human being has to either face evil or admit to allowing it. Abortion is legal in the United States, but it should not be celebrated or used as a political tool. Viable babies are human beings.
Bill O’Reilly
In magic, today as always, the effect is what counts. The method or methods used are always purely secondary.
Dai Vernon
I was very unsure of myself when I was young and an ugly little beggar with protruding teeth, so I used to lie on them at night to try to straighten them.
Engelbert Humperdinck
National liberation, national renaissance, the restoration of nationhood to the people, commonwealth: whatever may be the headings used or the new formulas introduced, decolonization is always a violent phenomenon.
Frantz Fanon
Libraries are my passion in life. Before I became mayor (of Los Angeles), I used to sneak out here during lunchtime…and I’d go to a corner and take a book-any book almost-and read it for a while, and then feel rejuvenated.
Richard Riordan
Emergency rooms will be used the way they were intended to be used: not for primary care, but for when the average freaky American get some strange object up his ass.
Bill Maher
My family was musical on both sides. My father’s family had a famous flautist and a classical pianist. My mother won a contest to be Shirley Temple’s double — she was the diva of the family. At 8, I learned how to play guitar. I used to play songs from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s in the kitchen for my grandmother.
Gloria Estefan
The greatest threat to mankind comes from the renunciation of individual scruple in favor of institutional denominators. . . . Real heroism lies, as it always will, not in conformity or even patriotism, but in acts of solitary moral courage. Which, come to think of it, is what we used to admire in our Christian savior
John le Carre
The first race of mankind used to dispute, as our ordinary people do now-a-days, in a kind of wild logic, uncultivated by rule of art.
Joseph Addison
I remember when I used to be really into nostalgia.
Demetri Martin
There is so much power in being able to look comfortable in a conference room, and I’m not sure dudes in suits are used to seeing women do that.
Ilana Glazer
… Everything we (the Grateful Dead) ever did was a demonstration of the value of cross-fertilization, It was unconscious at first, but when we started looking at each other, we had all these different influences… Bobby Weir used to call it electric Dixieland.
Phil Lesh
If you asked me to go back to being 14 or 15, I couldn’t – it was a terrifying time. I was so awkward in my own skin. I used to hide behind my hair because I was so ridiculously self-conscious.
Florence Welch
People used to play with toys. Now the toys play with them.
Idries Shah
Human language is local and changeable, and is therefore incapable of being used as the means of unchangeable and universal information.
Thomas Paine
Grain that is used to feed animals that end up on our tables as turkeys and hams could have gone to feed starving people.
Peter Singer
Astrology is like any other branch of knowledge. It can be used for good or for ill, properly or improperly, by skilled and unskilled practitioners alike.
Elizabeth Clare Prophet
I’m back to doing everything I used to, loving life as ever.
Donna Mills
My parents used to take me to the pet department and tell me it was a zoo.
Billy Connolly
I have this theory that anything that happens to you that leaves you alive and intact can be used somewhere in your writing.
Octavia Butler
Remember how you used to be able to feel your bed breathing and the walls spinning when you were a kid?
Lynda Barry
I have had a very singular kind of life since I started working so young, so I am very used to traveling, working, taking time for myself.
Penelope Cruz
I guess it’s hard for people who are so used to things the way they are – even if they’re bad – to change. ‘Cause they kind of give up. And when they do, everybody kind of loses.
Catherine Ryan Hyde
If this power could be used for good, it wouldn’t be this power.
Teresa Nielsen Hayden
It used to be thought that our genes were historically immutable and that it was not possible to imagine a conversation between culture and genetics.
Nicholas A. Christakis
I’m used to writing stories with a beginning a middle and an end in four minutes.
Steve Earle
I used to be so delusional. I always imagined I could be more than I was, and eventually I grew and evolved into that person.
Lady Gaga
When I started on Disneyland, my wife used to say, “But why do you want to build an amusement park? They’re so dirty.” I told her that was just the point – mine wouldn’t be.
Walt Disney
I used to jog but the ice cubes kept falling out of my glass.
David Lee Roth
The congressmen and senators used to go have a drink in D.C. They would disagree all day long, but they would find that time to sit down and learn about each other personally. I think that’s totally wiped out; I don’t think it really exists anymore.
Zach Galifianakis
People used to believe only a professional could do tiling or install track lighting. That’s utter nonsense.
Bernard Marcus
Countries which receive aid do graduate. Within a generation, Korea went from being a big recipient to being a big aid donor. China used to get quite a bit of aid; now it’s aid-neutral.
Bill Gates
Every man’s Reason is sufficient for his guidance, if used.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I have always loved horror very much. I used to write stories for DC’s House of Mystery. It was one of my first jobs writing for comics, and I loved it.
Sergio Aragones
The same fire that cooks a meal for us may burn a child, and it is no fault of the fire if it does so; the difference lies in the way in which it is used.
Swami Vivekananda
My weapon has always been language, and I’ve always used it, but it has changed. Instead of shaping the words like knives now, I think they’re flowers, or bridges.
Sandra Cisneros
The Church used to absolve sinners; today it has the gall to absolve sins.
Nicolas Gomez Davila
Before, I used to ask permission to my parents to leave the house. Now it’s – I ask permission to my children to leave the house. They own the house.
Ricky Martin
There was a jolly miller once, Lived on the River Dee; He worked and sang, from morn to night; No lark so blithe as he. And this the burden of his song, Forever used to be, “I care for nobody, not I, If no one cares for me.
Isaac Bickerstaffe
McGough: I’m sorry. I’m afraid I’ve caught poetry. Mr Bones: Oh really? Well, don’t worry, sir – I used to suffer from short stories. McGough: Really? When? Mr Bones: Oh, once upon a time…
Graham Chapman
I used to be terribly shy, so I was either shy or over the top, and I always had a difficult time.
Sigourney Weaver
But in general, take my advice, when you meet anything that is going to be Human and isn’t yet, or used to be Human once and isn’t now, or ought to be Human and isn’t, you keep your eyes on it and feel for your hatchet.
C. S. Lewis
I came out of my professional athlete career with a 450 credit score, no money in the bank to show for it, but I had an Ivy League degree. So I put that Dartmouth degree to good use and got a job on Wall Street. I hated it but used the time to make connections and become financially literate.
Brian J. White
Ask, could my gifts, education, career, or experience be used to spread the gospel where it’s needed most?
David Platt
My mom used to ask me when I was gonna write a happy song. I still tell her that it’s when I start to write really happy-sounding songs that everyone needs to start worrying.
Sharon Van Etten
People are very protective of their cell phones, how it’s used, where it’s used and how much it costs. It has become a very personal issue for a whole lot of people in this country.
Steve Largent
My father was the only man I ever knew who really loved me unselfishly, who never used me for personal gain.
Jayne Mansfield
As I’m getting older a lot of my friends I used to go out and party with, they’re all dead. The fact that I’ve been through that, I’m not proud of the fact that I’ve been through all that, but it’s part of my journey. I’m lucky to be alive. I’m lucky to be playing music.
Ozzy Osbourne
No matter how revolutionary something is, if you keep doing it over and over and over then it does loses it’s excitement and it’s high dynamics and people get used to … get used to it like anything else you know um and then it just becomes a normal deal and then it becomes not very interesting at all.
Sonny Bono
Real income inequality is what we used to call striving and working hard to get ahead. Striving, educating ourselves, getting up and going to work, preparing, using our ambition, and, in that process, some people earned more and earned it sooner than others.
Rush Limbaugh
100 million dollars used to be the limit of what a movie might cost; now they routinely cost 300 million. Sooner or later, spectacle is just going to have to find a new way to exist.
Matthew Specktor
Fear is like the strong medicine used to fight serious diseases; it purges, but it also alters your temperament and wears out the body organs. A person who is driven by fear will always be the weaker for it
Francois Fenelon
I hardly ever use pencils. I’m left-handed and it’s really messy if you’re left-handed because of the graphite smudging. I use them more now than I used to because there’s, like, 15,000 pencils all over my house.
David Rees
We used to play music for fun. Much more than now. Now nobody picks up a guitar unless they’re paid for it.
Leonard Cohen
LSD, wisely used by professionals, could reprogram enough nervous systems to accelerate consciousness and intelligence before we laid ourselves and our planet waste.”To use your head you have to go out of your mind” “You are a God, act like one”
Timothy Leary
While growing up, I used to sleep at 8 P.M. and get up at 4 A.M. to study.
Kartik Aaryan
Everyone believed the Senate could not really be led. It used to take so long to rise up through seniority. In two years Lyndon Johnson is assistant leader of his party. In four years he is the leader of his party.
Robert Caro
I lost my innocence with Johnny Cash. I used to watch the Johnny Cash Show on television in Wangaratta when I was about 9 or 10 years old. At that stage I had really no idea about rock’n’roll. I watched him and from that point I saw that music could be an evil thing, a beautiful, evil thing.
Nick Cave
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Erma Bombeck
In chemistry, our theories are crutches; to show that they are valid, they must be used to walk… A theory established with the help of twenty facts must explain thirty, and lead to the discovery of ten more.
Jean-Baptiste Dumas
You used to be able to tell a person’s nationality by the face. Immigration ended that. Next you discerned nationality via the footwear. Globalization ended that.
Jeffrey Eugenides
I used to like watching Helen Mirren’s early films, because she was always naked. It’s titillating.
Samuel L. Jackson
(Ash used his powers to lift Zarek from the floor and pin him roughly against the ceiling.) Stop pushing your luck, boy. I’ve had it with you. (Acheron) Have you ever thought of hiring yourself out to Disneyland? People would pay a fortune for this ride. (Zarek)
Sherrilyn Kenyon
My uncle played rugby, and my dad played football, and they used to argue which game was the roughest – and everybody agreed rugby was. It’s a great team sport, and to be successful, every person has to play in the same level.
Clint Eastwood
A man who lives with nature is used to violence and is companionable with death. There is more violence in an English hedgerow than in the meanest streets of a great city.
P. D. James
With ‘swift-boating’ now being used by the ignorant as a synonym for false charges, it’s worth remembering that it was John Kerry who had to retract his statement about his secret Christmas mission to Cambodia, despite it having allegedly been ‘seared, seared’ into his memory.
Glenn Reynolds
A camel is a very awkward animal to ride, and it’s very hard to get used to because they’re not very graceful.
Gigi Hadid
In order to drill into young men the need to stay alert and stay alive, I used to punish offenders with my fists, boots and rifle butt, and with stockade time.
David Hackworth
My parents got divorced. Early and ugly. My mum was nuts so I lived with my dad. We used to play a father/son games. Pin the blame on me, rock, paper, get me another beer, casino night.
Christopher Titus
Since things are moving faster and faster, we cannot afford the amount of stupidity that we used to be able to tolerate.
Robert Anton Wilson
Science is not a game in which arbitrary rules are used to decide what explanations are to be permitted.
Michael Behe
I’ll quit coffee. It won’t be easy drinking my Bailey’s straight, but I’ll get used to it. It’ll still be the best part of waking up.
Megan Mullally
Sister Virginia used to say, ‘You’ll be known by the company you keep.’
Michael Scheuer
I don’t love it. I write better than I used to write, I think better than I used to think, and I’ve got enough experience to balance things up. But I don’t like the physical side of getting older and I don’t like forgetting things. If I had a choice, I’d take Peter Pan pills and stay young forever.
Ray Martin
We changed it to emocionГі, the way you say in Spanish, “to emotion me” [to be moved]. That, as opposed to “haunt.” We wanted the feeling of sadness and grief and obsession, so we used emocionГі.
Sandra Cisneros
Getting you a date to prom is so hard that the hypothetical idea itself is used to cut diamonds.
John Green
I used to edit myself. If something seemed super-simple I had to make it more complicated. Now I’m trying to let what’s in there come out and acknowledge where I come from. I’m trying to make it more. ..true.
Bill Frisell
As your mother tells you, and my mother certainly told me, it is important, she always used to say, always to try new things.
Hannibal
suicide can be used as a very cruel weapon, you know. It can be the ultimate revenge, leaving a scar that a living person may carry to the grave.
Patricia Moyes
I used to go into rooms of older executives and try to pitch talk show ideas and when I was writing as a journalist I would pitch ideas for my articles and I definitely understand that excitement of a pitch and what that is to be young and a woman and trying to make your voice heard.
Lily Collins
I used to think anyone doing anything weird was weird. Now I know that it is the people that call others weird that are weird.
Paul McCartney
We are like violins. We can be used as doorstops, or we can make music.
Barbara Sher
The Patriot Act was used against me in total contradiction to its stated purpose. Or perhaps it was the most logical use of the law, since it establishes a legal framework to crush free thinking and interrupt individual questioning of the government. It is the beginning of all dictatorship in America.
Susan Lindauer
Turkey tail mushrooms have been used to treat various maladies for hundreds of years in Asia, Europe, and by indigenous peoples in North America. Records of turkey tail brewed as medicinal tea date from the early 15th century, during the Ming Dynasty in China.
Paul Stamets
She had become accustomed to being lonely. She was used to walking alone and to being considered ‘different.’ She did not suffer too much.
Betty Smith
My chest got this weird feeling, like when you stare into the eyes of a little baby and the baby looks back up at you and you can feel how pure and innocent it is, so much that it makes your stomach feel empty – probably ’cause you realize you used to be pure like that, too, and now you’re not.
Matt de la Pena
I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be
Joan Didion
As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful force, and we no longer feel as intensely as we once would have [the] constriction of our liberties that would have been utterly intolerable a mere half century ago.
Robert Bork
I used to think if I married Master Jem—” Sophie picked at the blanket, then looked up and smiled bleakly. “You haven’t broken his heart yet, have you?” “No,” Tessa said. Just torn my own in two. “I haven’t broken his heart at all.
Cassandra Clare
Guerrilla warfare is used by the side which is supported by a majority but which possesses a much smaller number of arms for use in defense against oppression.
Che Guevara
Daily papers in England used to have an entire page of the paper dedicated to what the Beatles had done the day before.
Lemmy Kilmister
I remember where I was when I first heard ‘Boyz N The Hood’ – 126th Street and Normandy, South Central, Los Angeles. I remember that I was on my porch. What they described in that song was so vivid and so clear to me because it was the kind of life I was used to witnessing and partly experiencing in my neighborhood.
F. Gary Gray
The first thing you have to get used to in any kind of acting is the ability to make a fool of yourself. If you haven’t learnt how to make a fool of yourself, you shouldn’t be on the boards. That’s absolutely what it’s all about.
John Hurt
I was a typical kid. I dug holes in the yard, threw rocks, had plum battles with the neighbours and used trash can lids as shields. I was always outside getting dirty.
Arj Barker
Yes, linseed oil. I used to use poppy oil, but I have heard that poppy oil is given to cracking pigment too, so I use it no longer.
Edward Hopper
If she know how strongly he felt, she’d have run out the door. He wasn’t used to the possessive, or the savage joy she brought to his heart. It ate at his control, so he turned his attention to the music. He understood music.
Patricia Briggs
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
George Bernard Shaw
Peter used to say that an artist’s job is to make order out of chaos. You collect details, look for a pattern, and organize. You make sense out of senseless facts. You puzzle together bits of everything. You shuffle and reorganize. Collage. Montage. Assemble.
Chuck Palahniuk
It is to be remembered that the origin of all the arts-music, painting and writing-is magical and evocative; and that magic is always used to obtain some definite result.
William S. Burroughs
I used to be so intensely preoccupied by unhappiness… now there are times where you might get down, but you can move on much faster now.
Kristin Scott Thomas
Don’t think for a minute that bad publicity and endless criticism don’t leave their claw marks on everyone concerned. Your friends try to cheer you up by saying lightly, “I suppose you get used to it, and ignore it.” You try. You try damned hard. But you never get used to it. It always wounds and hurts.
Ava Gardner
My father used to get me to read the newspaper to him, as if I was a radio. I would stand there and read the ‘Times.
Annalena McAfee
Walk down Forest Ave to Joey’s Pizza like we used to do after performances, which doesn’t exist anymore. We had a sense of community [in the school band].
Jon Gordon
I used to hate being different. I used to cry. I wanted to be blonde-haired and blue-eyed like all of my girlfriends. My mom and dad would feel so badly – ‘No, it’s OK. You’ll be happy you’re different later.
Kiana Tom
Martin Luther, when he walked in the woods, used to raise his hat to the birds and say, ‘Good morning, theologians—you wake and sing, but I, old fool, know less than you and worry over everything, instead of simply trusting in the heavenly Father’s care.
Richard Wurmbrand
I guess I’m quite used to not being understood rather than being understood.
Bjork
I Used To Believe In Reincarnation, But That Was In a Past Life.
Paul Krassner
I do lots of other drugs but I smoke pot maybe 5-10 times a year now. I used to smoke it all the time, but I don’t, and I haven’t for awhile. That’s just because it makes me – and I’m not saying this about everybody else – but it makes me kind of dumb and self-conscious.
David Cross
I’m used to adapting my novels for feature film – it can be challenging to cut and compress three or four hundred pages into two hours of dramatic action.
Tom Perrotta
The straight line has a property of self-similarity. Each piece of the straight line is the same as the whole line when used to a big or small extent.
Benoit Mandelbrot
I don’t think anyone ever gets over anything in life; they merely get used to it.
Douglas Coupland
There’s a thing that just as you go to sleep, if you keep your elbows elevated that you will never go below the dream stage. And I’ve used that quite a lot and it keeps me dreaming much longer than if I just relaxed.
David Bowie
As reporters in State College, there was a joke. We used to call Penn State, the Kremlin.
Rodney Erickson
We must assume every event has significance and contains a message that pertains to our questions…this especially applies to what we used to call bad things…the challenge is to find the silver lining in every event, no matter how negative.
James Redfield
I used to think then that I was Bohemian, but I know now that I am not. I prefer order and precision to untidiness and looseness.
Conrad Veidt
They grow in layers, like the spirit does. That’s what Grandpa Sam used to say, anyway. You just got to keep the roots in a clear stream and not let nobody taint the water for you.
James Lee
I have never agreed with President Bush’s argument regarding the axis of evil. Unfortunately, fundamentalists in Iran have used this as an excuse to brand us as allies of Mr. Bush.
Shirin Ebadi
Essentially the Succubus is a mythical figure – who used to come in and cause trouble with innocent men.
MyAnna Buring
I am not pregnant, but I’ve had three kids, and there is a ‘bump.’ From now on, ladies, I will have a ‘bump’ and it will be my ‘baby bump,’ and let’s just all settle in and get used to it. It’s not going anywhere.
Jennifer Garner
You ask if you look good and you know people are lying. It was a depressing thing to experience. I was going to these parties where I used to be ignored and then all of a sudden people are paying attention to me.
Jennifer Lawrence
I’ve still got the same friends that I grew up with, I still go to the same places that I used to go to when I was younger, and it’s just a very special place to me. I’m still very proud to call Iowa home.
Corey Taylor
I used to have the most visceral response to having my photo taken. I felt like instantly bursting into tears and running out of the room. I hated all the attention, which is such a stupid thing for an actor to say.
Rebecca Hall
I have always believed in magic. I used to run into the woods as a little kid looking for witches. But I’m not superstitious, because I m not afraid of it. I see it as something really beautiful, and I wouldn’t want to live in a world without magic.
Anya Taylor-Joy
Being a CEO used to be something you did for 15 years. Now you do it for five, maybe. The lifespan is getting shorter and shorter, regardless if you are a man or a woman.
Michel Martin
I used to be afraid of things like strokes, but I’ve now discovered that the fear of the stroke is worse than the stroke itself.
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Ram Dass
Alan Alda and his wife Arlene are two of the most life-affirming people I’ve ever met. He espoused equal rights for women while producing, writing, acting in and directing M*A*S*H; he used to commute between the set and home because he didn’t want to disrupt his kids’ schooling.
Sanjeev Bhaskar
People love what they’re used to, I guess.” “No.” You shook your head. “People should love what needs loving. That way they can save it.
Lucy Christopher
You get used to it when you feel like you’re an artist.
Pharrell Williams
He’s turned his life around. He used to be depressed and miserable. Now he’s miserable and depressed.
Harry Kalas
A.J. Liebling, one of my heroes, used to say that he could write better than anyone who wrote faster, and faster than anyone who could write better. I’m one nine-hundredth as good as Liebling, but that principle may slightly apply.
David Remnick
Even if you’re unhappy, just pretend that you’re happy. Eventually, your smile will be contagious to yourself. I had to learn that, I used to think, ‘I’m being fake,’ but you know what? Better to be fake and happy than real and miserable.
Evangeline Lilly
Any government will work if authority and responsibility are equal and coordinate. This does not insure “good” government, it simply insures that it will work. But such governments are rare — most people want to run things, but want no part of the blame. This used to be called the “backseat driver” syndrome.
Robert A. Heinlein
I love the community and the entertainment too much. I’m used to it – it’s what I saw first.
Zach Condon
Wayne’s World’ is my all time favorite comedy. I used to watch it on VHS on repeat with my brother when I was ten years old.
James Lafferty
It is easy to get used to the morning news, habituated. But don’t. The morning news is yours to alter.
Samantha Power
“Family” this and “family” that. If I had a family I’d be furious that moral busybodies are taking the perfectly good word family and using it as a code for censorship the same way “states’ rights” was used to disguise racism in the mid-sixties.
John Waters
God, it’s like reality’s completely shifted on me. I used to think I was standing on such solid ground. If I wanted something badly enough, I just worked like hell for it. Now I can’t decide what to do, which move to make. All the things I counted on aren’t there for me anymore.
Tess Gerritsen
Any time and any place can be used to study: his room, a garden, is table, his bed; when alone or in company; morning and evening. His chief study will be Philosophy, that Former of good judgement and character who is privileged to be concerned with everything.
Michel de Montaigne
I’m a little less hungry as an actor than I used to be. When you’re a director, you’re the conductor of the orchestra, and when you’re an actor, you’re playing the violin. There’s a thrill to each of them, but as the conductor, you get the fuller sound.
Josh Radnor
​W​e’re so used to having everything we want at our fingertips so I think that when things get tough it’s ​difficult ​for people to persist through that.
John Legend
Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
Benjamin Franklin
It was like being at the bottom of an ocean, she said. There was no light and a whole ocean crushing down on you. But most people had gotten so used to it they thought it normal, they forgot even that there was a world above.
Junot Diaz
I worked in this bar called the Raincheck Room in the ’60s; it used to be over on Santa Monica Boulevard, and, y’know, it was a pretty hip place. Lots of actors hung out there.
Alex Rocco
I used to joke about this but I’ve recently realized that I really believe it: I spent many years training myself to write very slowly for pretty good money. So the idea of writing really quickly for free offends me.
George Saunders
People used the term “hardcore” loosely. A lot of bands use it as a jumping stone to the next level. Hardcore, it’s got a lot more to with then music. It’s a very passionate movement.
Roger Miret
It smelled pretty rank, but I was getting used to the smell of death, as much as anyone could get used to it.
Amanda Hocking
I grew up in a really rural town, Stratford, Ontario, with 30,000 people. There’s a big festival thrown in the town. A lot of people travel from all over the world to see it, and growing up, I actually used to busk on the street. I’d play my guitar, sing, and people would throw money in the case.
Justin Bieber
I used to have to think about awful things to get myself emotionally connected to something.
Hilarie Burton
My dad used to call me “yeah but” because no matter what the answer was I always wanted to explore why things were what they were and how they might be different.
Arlene Dickinson
I never forget the first time I was on ‘Top of the Pops’, my bass player said: ‘You’ve made it!’ I did used to think, when I was younger, that I’d be on there one day.
Bonnie Tyler
Just like my Uncle Charlie used to say, just before he sprung the trap: He said, “You can’t cheat and honest man! Never give a sucker an even break or smarten up a chump!
W. C. Fields
INK, n. A villainous compound of tannogallate of iron, gum-arabic, and water, chiefly used to facilitate the infection of idiocy and promote intellectual crime.
Ambrose Bierce
There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me but I had it surgically removed.
Peter Sellers
My mother used to tell me when I went somewhere, “Please leave your foolishness at home.” But how could I do that? It was stuck on me.
Naomi Shihab Nye
You can only fit so many words in a postcard, only so many in a phone call, only so many into space before you forget that words are sometimes used for things other than filling emptiness.
Sarah Kay
All my life is passing in front of my eyes. The worst part of it is I’m driving a used car.
Woody Allen
I’ve always used masks. I think it’s a lot about the fact that masks often reveal a sort of subconscious element to a character. The mask is carved and given an expression or markings to reveal something, even though it’s shielding the face. Even though it’s hiding the face, it seems to reveal something underneath.
Dave McKean
The marketing department is really an important part of getting an animated film to work. If the people running it are used to selling live action films and the hard rock music and the sex and all those things… Anything outside that, they just don’t know what to do with it.
Don Bluth
Remember what Bogie and my mother both used to say: ‘Character is the most important thing. All that matters is character!’
Lauren Bacall
Religious people are now finding that the First Amendment is being used to herd them into a social ghetto, separated and walled off from public participation.
Pat Swindall
It was fun to be in a scene again with [my wife LaTanya Richardson]. We used to do plays together all the time. We hadn’t really worked together since Losing Isaiah [1995]. That was kind of early on in both of our cinematic careers. Things have changed a little bit since then.
Samuel L. Jackson
E-readers are changing the way we read, and the author is now required to get out there and be a kind of showman, an unlikely role for introspective people used to working in their pajamas!
Caroline Leavitt
When Jerry Lewis and I were big, we used to go to parties, and everybody thought I was big-headed and stuck up, and I wasn’t. It was because I didn’t know how to speak good English, so I used to keep my mouth shut.
Dean Martin
Wagner used to read the libretti of his operas to his friends; I am glad I was not there.
Ralph Vaughan Williams
I am so happy because I want more people to like martial arts movie not just martial arts audience. Even martial arts can be used in comedy, in drama, in horror movies, in different kinds of movies.
Jet Li
I used to joke I was a point-and-click actor. My whole process has been about trusting your instincts and hitting your mark.
Daniel Radcliffe
At 13, I was wearing plain t-shirts. Then I used to steal my mom’s clothing. She had all these crushed-velvet shirts with French-cut sleeves. And, like, seersucker bell-bottoms.
Johnny Depp
There are little pockets of old time in London, where things and places stay the same, like bubbles in amber,” she explained. “There’s a lot of time in London, and it has to go somewhere—it doesn’t all get used up at once.” “I may still be hung over,” sighed Richard. “That almost made sense.
Neil Gaiman
Nike used to be known as Blue Ribbon Sports. What’s now Sara Lee used to be Consolidated Foods. And Exxon was once Standard Oil Company of New Jersey. These were name changes that worked. But for all the ones that do, there are 10 or 20 that don’t.
James Surowiecki
I slept in the bedroom used by Sabine Baring-Goulds wife when I was researching The Moor, and later the Jamaica Inn on Bodmin Moor.
Laurie R. King
I used to have a drug problem, now I make enough money.
David Lee Roth
The devil is a cross between a really good used-car salesman and a game-show host, but with a lot more style and charm.There’s a little Cary Grant thrown in there too.
Ray Wise
I used to advertise my loyalty and I don’t believe there is a single person I loved that I didn’t eventually betray.
Albert Camus
My father was the captain of a cargo ship. When I was about two years old, we used to sail with him. The crew of his ship would dress me up in fancy dress and make me dance for them. I was a performing monkey!
Jim Sarbh
I had grown used to getting a pat on the back and being told after a good result: ‘Well done, David – you should be happy, you’re the first clean rider.
David Millar
All warfare is based on deception. There is no place where espionage is not used. Offer the enemy bait to lure him.
Sun Tzu
If one ox could not do the job they did not try to grow a bigger ox, but used two oxen. When we need greater computer power, the answer is not to get a bigger computer, but . . .to build systems of computers and operate them in parallel.
Grace Hopper
Kids today do nothing. They’re so apathetic. We used to go out and protest. All they do is shop and complain.
Douglas Coupland
I used to define success as being able to produce any result you wanted, whether it was a relationship, weight-loss, being a millionaire, impacting the culture, changing society, whatever it might be, it might be homelessness, whatever, but lately I’ve realized that success is “fulfilling your soul’s purpose.”
Jack Canfield
The injunction to be nice is used to deflect criticism and stifle the legitimate anger of dissent.
Malcolm Gladwell
I don’t know if love exists, not the kind that keeps. I think love’s an infatuation that turns into a habit, because you can’t keep that passion going. You get used to people, and that’s death for me – I like to be surprised.
Lemmy
It was an identity crisis. I was born and raised in France, but I never really felt French, so I needed to find something that I was more connected to. I used to go back to Tunisia every summer, but I was more into the language, my Arabic roots.
eL Seed
My mom and I used to listen to records, read, and take train rides across the country in the summer. It was a very chill life. She didn’t expose me to anything that was ahead of my development, but she expected me to adjust to her world – she did not expect to adjust to mine.
Martha Plimpton
She pulls away, pats me on the shoulder with three mini-pats, like those used to pet reptiles.
Dave Eggers
As my Sicilian grandfather used to say, you get more flies with honey than with vinegar, right?
Andrew Cuomo
Stevie didn’t use the technology to drive the song. He used it to enhance. I use the tools to further my work, I don’t use my work to further the tools.
Brian McKnight
What we used to settle with common sense or a fist, we settle with hand sanitizer and lawyers.
Adam Carolla
I used to write jokes with friends. We’d pick a topic and then think out loud, brainstorm.
Wendy Liebman
I grew up bar-singing and saw all kinds of ways people tried to outrun their emotional pain. It doesn’t work. You end up with the original pain, as well as new pain added on top of it from the tactics you used trying to avoid it in the first place. It’s best to take a deep breath, bolster yourself, and walk through it.
Jewel
Many of those in the medical fraternity instantly label treatments in the traditional, natural or holistic health fields as quackery. This word is even used to describe Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Indian Ayerveda, two medical systems which are far older than Western medicine and globally just as popular.
James Morcan
I call myself a FFP: former fat person, and when you’re an FFP, you will always see in yourself what people used to bully you for.
Kelly Osbourne
Celebrities become divas because they get pampered so much, babied so much – then they get used to it.
Adrian Grenier
I’m not at all interested in doing clothes for movies or stage, in stage dressing or costuming. Nor can I design lingerie, for I never wear any! At one time I used to wear a lot of lingerie but now I’m in a mood of total nudity!
Sonia Rykiel
Peasants have believed in dowsing, and scientists used to believe that dowsing was only a belief of peasants. Now there are so many scientists who believe in dowsing that the suspicion comes to me that it may only be a myth after all.
Charles Fort
When I was a kid growing up, I used to watch ‘DuckTales.’
Aaron Paul
I never like being touched, ever. People used to say I held my breath when they were hugging me. I still do.
Angelina Jolie
Language is the principal tool with which we communicate; but when words are used carelessly or mistakenly, what was intended to advance mutual understanding may in fact hinder it; our instrument becomes our burden
Irving Copi
Before, I would play a little hoops, a little tennis. Now it’s more yoga, Pilates, stretching, some light weight work, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance things. When I used to live on the eleventh floor, I would take the steps. I don’t do that so much now. I’m taking the elevator a bit more these days.
Robin Roberts
It would be easy to define terrorism as attacks against human rights and international humanitarian law forbids attacks against innocent non-combatants which is often the definition used for terrorism.
Joichi Ito
I always made people laugh, and everybody wanted me to sit at the table with them. I don’t joke as much as I used to, but I can still be a little comedian every now and then.
Missy Elliot
I used to watch, on television on Sunday nights, they had the Disney hour then and the castle coming up and ‘When you wish upon a star… ‘ That was my very first Disney memory.
Phyllis Smith
I used to wonder why people should be so fond of the company of their physician, till I recollected that he is the only person with whom one dares to talk continually of oneself, without interruption, contradiction or censure; I suppose that delightful immunity doubles their fees.
Hannah More
I used to take vitamins, but I think diet is the most important thing. If you have a good diet, there’s no need for that stuff.
Ainsley Harriott
NGOs are dangerous. They do what the missionaries used to do in Colonial times. They are Trojan Horses. The worse the situation, the more the NGOs.
Arundhati Roy
Any time you do a project you never really know how people are going to take it especially on TV. I think they used to be more forgiving with shows.
Jennifer Love Hewitt
We are so used to multi-tasking. 2014 was probably the most productive year of my life…But I noticed during the last couple of months when I would get alone with God it was hard to do one thing at a time.
Francis Chan
We used to think that everything started in the lab. Now we realize that everything spins off the consumer.
Phil Knight
I’ve got some great guy friends. They can start out as crushes. But when you realize something isn’t going to happen, you make a choice whether or not the friendship is worth it. And it usually is. Then you can laugh about the fact that you used to have a crush on him or he had one on you.
Courteney Cox
My hero is a guy named Teddy Roosevelt. Teddy Roosevelt used to say, walk softly, talk softly but carry a big stick.
John McCain
I used to say, “I sure hope things will change.” Then I learned that the only way things are going to change for me is when I change
Jim Rohn
I used to say, ‘Things cost too much.’ Then my teacher straightened me out on that by saying, ‘The problem isn’t that things cost too much. The problem is that you can’t afford it.’ That’s when I finally understood that the problem wasn’t ‘it’-the problem was ‘me.’
Jim Rohn
When you start to see things that are well-executed you’ll watch a lot of stuff in 3D and see the same scene again in 2D and realize, “Oh, my god, it’s like you turned the color off or the sound off.” Once you get used to it, I think audiences and the public will want more of it.
Andrew Wight
Can you imagine a writer in England influencing? Absolutely not. And in France? It used to be, but no more-absolutely not. France used to, at least, have writers as diplomats, but not any more.
Nadine Gordimer
Nor do apophthegms only serve for ornament and delight, but also for action and civil use, as being the edge-tools of speech which cut and penetrate the knots of business and affairs: for occasions have their revolutions, and what has once been advantageously used may be so again, either as an old thing or a new one.
Francis Bacon
Growing old gracefully used to begin at about 35, but today women prefer to ‘stay young gratefully’ with thanks to designers, beauticians and plastic surgeons.
Edith Head
Yes; my brother Bobby used to distribute records at King Records. I had a job there, too, packing records up and shipping them off. But I always wanted to play sessions at Stax, so I figured out a way to do it.
Donald Dunn
It is wonderful how quickly you get used to things, even the most astonishing.
E. Nesbit
I used to be in my 20s, be single, and work way less. This was conducive to way more hours on the mat and a super fit physique. I’m now 31, engaged, and travel every single week, which puts a major damper on any sort of routine.
Kathryn Budig
I used to feel so alone in the city. All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside. Because how do you meet a new person? I was very stunned by this for many years. And then I realized, you just say, “Hi.” They may ignore you. Or you may marry them. And that possibility is worth that one word.
Augusten Burroughs
In the early days of film, fans used to idolize a whole star – they would take one star and love everything about that star … Today people can idolize a star in one area and forget about him in another. A big rock star might sell millions and millions of records, but then if he makes a bad movie … forget it.
Andy Warhol
The difference between management and administration (which is what bureaucrats used to do exclusively) is the difference between choice and rigidity.
Robert Heller
I love sports – I used to play volleyball really competitively…I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers, and I’ve ridden horses my whole life.
Gigi Hadid
The two roads that lead to poverty and riches travel in opposite directions. If you want riches, you must refuse to accept any circumstance that leads to poverty. (The word riches is here used in its broadest sense, meaning financial, spiritual, mental, and material estates).
Napoleon Hill
Once we get used to listening to our dreams, our whole body responds like a musical instrument.
Marion Woodman
I used to think, if I were the Lord, I would not suffer people to be tried as they are. But I have changed my mind on that subject. Now I think I would, if I were the Lord, because it purges out the meanness and corruption that stick around the saints, like flies around molasses.
John Taylor
I used to get a lot of people saying ‘Oh, you are such a lucky granny.’ But the fact of the matter is you can be a grandma at 35 these days.
Jo Brand
I’ve just finished reading some of my early papers, and you know, when I’d finished I said to myself, ‘Rutherford, my boy, you used to be a damned clever fellow.’ (1911)
Ernest Rutherford
For perhaps most Americans, TV is an apppliance, not to be used selectively but to be turned on – there’s always something to watch.
Pauline Kael
Apelles used to paint a good housewife on a snail, to import that she home-keeping.
James Howell
You see mock death in movies every day, but when it really happens, you’re not used to it. Most things in life, you get better the more that you do them, but this is one of those things you don’t really want to get any better at.
Joe Elliott
Every guitar I own gets used and has its purpose.
Mark Knopfler
At the end of the block where I used to live in Coconut Grove in Miami, there’s a swampy area, a no-name alcove with a little mangrove estuary. It’s beautiful.
Karen Russell
I’ve been so lazy all my life. I used to literally lie on the couch, up until the age of 35, fearing that my bones were dissolving like sugar cubes, from disuse.
Guy Maddin
David Hasselhoff was hospitalized after falling off the wagon again. He probably got used to drinking too much, because for years he never had to worry about driving anywhere – his car drove itself.
Chelsea Handler
I still play the same kit that I used on the very first album. It’s an old Tama Superstar that I bought in 1983.
Reed Mullin
No one ever asked what was my relationship with Bart Giamatti. We used to talk about baseball a lot as a player and a commissioner, just talk about the game, what could we do to help the game, where’s the game going, he was pretty good.
Pete Rose
If people want change, then they will find a way to get that change. So, whatever technology they may or may not have used was neither a necessary nor sufficient case for getting to the outcome that they got to, but having people who wanted change was.
Mark Zuckerberg
If these hands, used to fighting, would be acceptable to His Holiness, we most thankfully dedicate them to the service of him who deserves so well of the Church and of the fatherland.
Giuseppe Garibaldi
Diderot took the ground that, if orthodox religion be true Christ was guilty of suicide. Having the power to defend himself he should have used it.
Robert Green Ingersoll
My father’s record collection was full of New Orleans music of all kinds. I used to listen to the radio in New York, and all there was on it at the time was Madonna and Michael Jackson, so it sort of passed me by.
Madeleine Peyroux
I used to despair about the condition of the world, to feel a sense of hopelessness; now I find more and more that I need to focus on what I can do, however little it is, to help others.
Chath Piersath
I used to worry, ‘I’ve lost my family.’ They hated me for a while, but they’re very resilient.
Ronnie Wood
Ah, my sister used to hit me harder.
Shawn Burr
PERORATION, n. The explosion of an oratorical rocket. It dazzles, but to an observer having the wrong kind of nose its most conspicuous peculiarity is the smell of the several kinds of powder used in preparing it.
Ambrose Bierce
Religion is the organization of spirituality into something that became the hand maiden of conquerors. Nearly all religions were brought to people and imposed on people by conquerors, and used as the framework to control their minds.
John Henrik Clarke
Sometimes I cheat and buy things I used to make from scratch and just doctor them up.
Terry McMillan
[Humor] could be dicey for a therapist and needs to be used very deftly.
Kelly Carlin-McCall
There are a few things that’ll move people to pity, a few, but the trouble is, when they’ve been used several times, they no longer work.
Bertolt Brecht
If you take a scotch whiskey and distill out the alcohol, what is left has an amazing taste to it and can be used as a flavoring for a dessert.
Nathan Myhrvold
No matter what a woman’s appearance may be, it will be used to undermine what she is saying and taken to individualize – as her personal problem – observations she makes about the beauty myth in society.
Naomi Wolf
Under the leadership of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, the United States has given up the moral high ground that we used to occupy as an international leader.
Marty Meehan
When I was younger, I used to be the cheater. But I’m not talking about going all the way…. I wasn’t doing that in high school! I’d have boyfriends and then spring break would come around and I’d be a little bit naughty.
Fergie
When I was recording from ’70 to ’82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing.
Roy Ayers
When I was a kid, I used to think, ‘Man, if I could ever afford all the ice cream I want to eat, that’s as rich as I ever want to be.’
Jimmy Dean
When I can no more stir my soul to move, and life is but the ashes of a fire; when I can but remember that my heart once used to live and love, long and aspire- O, be thou then the first, the one thou art; be thou the calling, before all answering love, and in me wake hope, fear, boundless desire.
George MacDonald
The ‘human situation,’ in all its guises, is what good films are all about, and technical skill counts for nothing if it is used only to manufacture films which have little to do with humanity.
Edward Dmytryk
I used to hold back because people would get offended, but now I’m like, ‘You’re going to hear me, regardless. Whether you accept what I have to say or not is on you.’
Trick Daddy
I used to use business to make money. But I’ve learned that business is a tool. You can use it to support what you believe in.
Po Bronson
At 83, George Bernard Shaw’s mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be, but it was still better than anyone else’s.
Alexander Woollcott
I pledged myself to smoke but one cigar a day. I kept the cigar waiting until bedtime, then I had a luxurious time with it. But desire persecuted me every day and all day long. I found myself hunting for larger cigars…within the month my cigar had grown to such proportions I could have used it as a crutch.
Mark Twain
I used to work in a bank when I was younger and to me it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world.
Mark Cavendish
I used a Luma crane, a wounderful device; it makes the camera able to go anywhere. It was also used on Friday the 13th Part 3.
Dario Argento
I used to believe that the number eight is unlucky for me and would even avoid anything that would add up to 8 – like 17, 26 and so on. I would religiously visit astrologers and wear different stones to bring in good luck.
Emraan Hashmi
I used the name Jane Roe because I didnt want my personal name to be involved in it.
Norma McCorvey
It was a lot to get used to, especially in warm-ups with the wind all over the place. As the meet went on it steadied out, so I was able to get some good looks to go back and train from.
Jenn Suhr
I’m only thin-skinned when somebody says bad things that are false. For instance, if you hit me about something that’s true, all right, the bankruptcy – I used that as a tool. I didn’t ever file for bankruptcy.
Donald Trump
We crave instant success these days. If you are a really good sprinter and long jumper, you don’t want to spend two or three years on a whole new set of events. You’re used to doing well and it’s difficult to give that up.
Daley Thompson
My ultimate goal is for that next generation coming up, who didn’t see me play, go, ‘Oh, he used to play football?’
Michael Strahan
Publishers, naturally, loathe used books and have developed strategies to depress the secondhand market. They bring out new, even more expensive editions of popular textbooks every three to four years, in a classic cycle of planned obsolescence.
James Surowiecki
Training’s completely different now. It used to be a lot of running and work without the ball. Now it’s all with the ball, which any player loves.
Frank Lampard
Nostalgia isn’t what it used to be.
Peter De Vries
Under the continual contact with the pebbles my feet have become hardened and used to the ground. My body, almost constantly nude, no longer suffers from the sun. Civilization is falling from me little by little. I am beginning to think simply, to feel only very little hatred for my neighbor – rather, to love him.
Paul Gauguin
Medications almost always do it better if they’re used in conjunction with other supports.
Mehmet Oz
But history will judge you, and as the years pass, you will ultimately judge yourself, in the extent to which you have used your gifts and talents to lighten and enrich the lives of your fellow men. In your hands lies the future of your world and the fulfillment of the best qualities of your own spirit.
Robert Kennedy
The question is not only what is grown but what it’s used for. There’s not going to be a mass transformation of dietary habits in rich countries-on the contrary, the first thing people do when they become more prosperous is to buy more meat.
Susan George
People get so used to the dark that they think it is growing brighter.
Vance Havner
As for meat, I’m not going to become vegetarian. I’m telling you that right now. I want me a steak. I want me a pork chop. I want me a lamb chop, even a piece of duck every once in awhile. We used to have ham and salami, all that crazy stuff.
Sharon Jones
I used to work in a factory and I was really happy because I could daydream all day.
Ian Curtis
Nothing’s ever come easy to me and nothing ever will and that’s okay. I’m used to that. I go with the challenges. I roll with the punches.
Naomi Campbell
Most of the projects aren’t that interesting anymore. There used to be a day when the studios made amazing films, and they were about human beings.
Ramin Bahrani
If I had to refute all the other articles of the Jewish faith, I should be obliged to write against them as much and for as long a time as they have used for inventing their lies – that is, longer than two thousand years.
Martin Luther
Every morning I offer my body, my mind and any ability that I posses, to be used by Thee, O infinite creator, in whatever way Thou dost choose to express Thyself through me. I know that all work is Thy work, and that no task is too difficult or too menial when offered to Thee in loving service.
Paramahansa Yogananda
Stories come from other shows at other studios where only 2,000 rounds were actually used and the money for the other 3,000 went right into the studio pockets. Corners were cut and that production suffered. Knock wood, that hasn’t happened to us.
Vic Morrow
The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.
Leonard Ravenhill
An argument frequently used by believers [is] to force unbelievers to soften their terms by accepting their opponents’ definition; “Atheist” means without a concept of God that is logically convincing, not with proof that God does not exist.
Jim Herrick
I used to write stories and poetry, but for some reason I have it in my head that if I’m going to write, I have to write a script.
Melanie Lynskey
I’ve bought the same used car from the same man since I was 16 – a Buick every time. They always work, I don’t care what color it is. I don’t want people to recognize my car in case I want to commit a crime.
John Waters
We are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not.
Joan Didion
You don’t make me feel like you used to. That’s why I’m leaving That’s why people leave each other They come to their senses and get selfish again.
Henry Rollins
Football is being used as a language in that project…The vital message being communicated to the boys and young men is about safe sex, the use of condoms and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Roger Moore
I consider drawings finished works of art, first of all. However, the ideas can be something that can be developed into something larger. I don’t make so many drawings anymore since I’m working with language. I used to make more when I worked with sculptural things, especially the wire pieces.
Robert Barry
It used to be that, when something strange happened, we’d hear on the news “Police believe this is the act of an isolated nut.” On the internet there are no isolated nuts; whatever kind of nut you are, you can find fifty nuts in the world exactly like you.
Bruce Perens
We used to think that energy and water would be the critical issues for the next century. Now we think water will be the critical issue.
Mostafa Kamal Tolba
Thrilled that Gov. Romney enjoys my old character. I enjoyed the character he used 2 b 2. If he’d embrace that again, he’d b a great candidate.
Jason Alexander
After two solid weeks of waking up in Damen’s bed, wrapped in Damen’s arms, you’d think I’d have grown used to it by now. But nope. Not even close. Though I could get used to it. I’d like to get used to it.
Alyson Noel
Throughout history, politicians have used other people’s property to buy themselves power. That is the primary achievement of the welfare state.
James Bovard
You do a job; your show gets canceled. You get used to it.
Kaley Cuoco
My definition of product-market fit is you are drowning in demand – your product is being used by so many customers that you cannot handle all the new people knocking at your door!
Michael Seibel
I used to wear makeup all the time when I was younger. Now I go out and I don’t care.
Jane Leeves
People have been able to see that as cheeky and as flirty as I am, I am not the dreadful slapper that the press used to portray me as. But it will probably all turn around and people will hate me again in a couple of years.
Amanda Holden
Probably I dont believe in a lot of things that I used to believe in but that doesnt mean I dont believe in anything.
Cormac McCarthy
Perhaps to some extent we have lost sight of the fact that LSD can be very, very helpful in our society if used properly.
Robert Kennedy
Technology can be used that way and it can also be used in other ways.
Noam Chomsky
Smiles, like humor, are the most serious and complex forms of communication used by human beings.
Gayle Pemberton
Words belong to nobody, and in themselves they evaluate nothing. But they can serve any speaker and be used for the most varied and directly contradictory evaluations on the part of the speakers.
Mikhail Bakhtin
Divorce is expensive. I used to joke they were going to call it ‘all the money,’ but they changed it to ‘alimony.’ It’s ripping your heart out through your wallet.
Robin Williams
The idea of aerial military surveillance dates back to the Civil War, when both the Union and the Confederacy used hot-air balloons to spy on the other side, tracking troop movements and helping to direct artillery fire.
Michael Hastings
When I was young, my mother would not let me get my ears pierced because I used to get into too many fights.
Kelly Hu
I’m the woman who used to think that middle-age spread was a cocktail dip.
Phyllis Diller
Paki- bashing was kind of this term that was used in general to beat up anyone that was from the Indian subcontinent.
Aasif Mandvi
I’m far more often annoyed than delighted by previous readers’ marks in used books, so I assume that my notations will be equally annoying to future readers, and avoid making them.
J. Robert Lennon
I found the material that people hated the most and used the most. So, I was going and try and see if I could play with it sculpturally.
Frank Gehry
I used to live in Ethiopia as a child, and I lived there when Haile Selassie was the emperor.
Jack Kingston
Half of the energy is used by one seventh of the world’s population.
Hans Rosling
Because my hands are rough and wrinkley, they are my least favourite feature. An ex-boyfriend used to call them ‘Freddy Kreuger’ fingers.
Tyra Banks
I think immortality is the passing of a soul through many lives or experiences, and such as are truly lived, used and learned, help on to the next, each growing richer, happier and higher, carrying with it only the real memories of what has gone before.
Louisa May Alcott
When I am gone, my love, do not look for me in the places we used to go to together. Look for me in the places we always planned to go to together.
Robert Breault
Our institutions, if they do not erode entirely, can survive periods of decadence brought on by our material success, eras when the whole notion of civic militarism seems bothersome, and in which free speech is used to focus on our own imperfections without concern for the ghastly nature of our enemies.
Victor Davis Hanson
The Method of Bisection is a sophisticated version of a tool used in fifth grade called “Guess and Check”.
Richard A. Falk
My ace in the hole as a human being used to be my capacity for remembering birthdays. I worked at it. Whenever I made a new friend, I made a point of finding out his or her birthday early on, and I would record it in my Filofax calendar.
Susan Orlean
We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it: the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
Pericles
I used to split my time between writing, music and painting. I would work on a book and then abandon it, start a band, do an album, quit music, then do a gallery show. Eventually I decided to give writing a serious shot.
Isaac Marion
I started listening to gospel when I was a little boy and my grandmother used to rock me on her lap.
Aaron Neville
I used to think it’s better if you just live and die and no one knows who you are.
Bob Dylan
I got my first guitar when I was 15, and I just used to fool about with it, more or less, as time went by, though, I got more interested.
Paul McCartney
My major problem with the world is a problem of scarcity in the midst of plenty … of people starving while there are unused resources … people having skills which are not being used.
Milton Friedman
History is anomalous, and there is no way to get used to it.
Terence McKenna
Shopping seemed to take an entirely too important place in women’s lives. You never saw men milling around in men’s departments. They made quick work of it. I used to wonder if shopping was a form of escape for women who had no worthwhile interests.
Mary Barnett Gilson
The term ‘cyberutopian’ tends to be used only in the context of critique. Calling someone a cyberutopian implies that he or she has an unrealistic and naively overinflated sense of what technology makes possible and an insufficient understanding of the forces that govern societies.
Ethan Zuckerman
For us, selling a million records in 2005 is the equivalent of selling 2 to 3 million records (five years ago). Rock records aren’t flying off the shelves like they used to. Hip-hop and pop are so huge. (But) everything’s on the upswing for us.
Jacoby Shaddix
Humor is what happens when we’re told the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to.
George Saunders
I like the fact that most of the cars I see are Detroit-made automobiles. I drive a Mustang and a Chevy pickup truck. Ann drives a couple of Cadillacs, actually.
Mitt Romney
When I am seriously composing, sometimes a phrase will come into my head, a catch phrase. When I was writing pop songs for a few years, as a career, separate from my folksinging career, I used to write songs for pop singers.
Tom Glazer
That’s the New York thing, isn’t it. People who seem absolutely crazy going around telling you how crazy they used to be before they had therapy.
Judith Perelman Rossner
I started noticing how stained the pavements are in London. The pavements in Beverly Hills aren’t used; in London, they’re used for everything. It doesn’t matter how much they’re cleaned, they still reflect light
Julie Christie
Having this lovely person in my life. My daughter is the funniest person I know and I couldn’t imagine my life without her. I think it also starts an amazing journey in a woman. You don’t obsess about yourself in the way you used to, as the bulk of your time isn’t spent on you.
Donna Air
What used to keep me up at night was the fact that I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent. Now that I can pay the rent, I’m worrying about people I care about, you know, the people I love. The little aches and pains of my children that I, my family. That’s always first.
Paul Auster
Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.
Henry A. Kissinger
I used my instincts. It’s very easy to imagine how you’d feel, actually. I just had to tell the narrative.
Christopher Eccleston
It’s time for me to step up and take control. That’s what I’ve always been used to.
Philip Rivers
Jesus Christ was innocent too,’ said Svejk, ‘and all the same they crucified him. No one anywhere has ever worried about a man being innocent. Maul halten und weiter dienen [‘Grin and bear it and get on with the job’] – as they used to tell us in the army. That’s the best and finest thing of all.
Jaroslav HaЕЎek
People are always nice, so I can’t complain. My name used to be SNL! More and more, people call me by my name.
Fred Armisen
I grew up in San Antonio, Texas, and went to a big high school called Douglas McArthur where there was a lot of track and a lot of football. It was a bit like ‘Friday Night Lights.’ I used to spend a lot of time at the track.
Norah O’Donnell
Battles that involve oatmeal are just never going to end up being historic, you know?” Jake went on. “Gettysburg? No major oatmeal involvement. The Battle of Midway? Neither side used oatmeal. Desert Storm? No oatmeal.
Katherine Applegate
The fact that we’re spending $700 billion a year on oil is actually a good thing; it means we have the prosperity to do it. It means that oil’s being used, and oil is the fuel for the engine of freedom.
Rush Limbaugh
I’ve been through so much of my own self-search that I’m not as consumed with who I am as I used to be.
Shirley MacLaine
Money is only used for two things. One, it’s to make you comfortable, and the more comfortable you are the more creative you will become. And the other purpose is it enables you to extend the service you provide far beyond your own presence.
Bob Proctor
Unemployment is due to the large import of goods from Britain and other countries. The Government haven’t used the powers which they have for the benefit of the country.
Eamon de Valera
There are guys in country music who are wizards on the guitar. If you’re a country fan, you’re used to it. But as a rock guitar player, you listen.
Joe Perry
I used to always go to church on holidays, but I don’t go much any more.
Michael Phelps
There’s a reason why at most major universities and colleges the female-male enrollment is so out of whack. Thirty-five percent male versus 65% female. It used to be just the exact opposite. There’s a reason.
Rush Limbaugh
We’ve heard from many teachers that they used episodes of Star Trek and concepts of Star Trek in their science classrooms in order to engage the students.
Patrick Stewart
In terms of my own film experience, I’m definitely used to morose and very heavy, heavy dramas.
Mia Kirshner
They hurt you. You hurt ’em back. Or maybe it is the other way around. Whatever. Someday you might find a way to forgive each other. But it won’t be like it used to ’cause that pain never really goes away.
Brian K. Vaughan
Instead of looking at our challenges and limitations as something negative or bad, we can begin to look at them as blessings, magnificent gifts that can be used to ignite our imaginations and help us go further than we ever knew we could go.
Amy Purdy
I waited, and I’m sure Elvis did too, for each Ricky Nelson record like we would a Chuck Berry record or a Fats Domino record, to see what was going on. I used to say to some of the guys that Ricky Nelson learned to sing on million selling records.
Roy Orbison
I used to want to change the world. Now I’m open to letting it change me.
Po Bronson
I see so many guys, really athletic guys, wearing pleats and I just shake my head. Like, Tiger Woods used to wear pleated pants! I’m like, ‘C’mon, Tiger!’
Tom Brady
Orchestras have often been used to conjure up the natural world: Swans, sharks, trout, but not, as far as I know, the often maligned jellyfish.
Bill Bailey
The American Communist Party was notoriously infiltrated by informers, some working for the FBI, some for capitalist employers. At one time it used to be said that spies practically kept the Party going with their dues and contributions.
Helen Lawrenson
Once upon a time wasn’t as long ago as it used to be.
Laurell K. Hamilton
The Nets’ a stone throw from where I used to throw bricks
…So it’s only right I’m still tossing ’round Knicks.
Jay-Z
When I was young they used to say people only threw stones at the tree that was loaded with fruit.
Rachel Field
The key to praying with power is to become the kind of persons who do not use God for our ends but are utterly devoted to being used for His ends.
John Piper
I don’t think I’ll ever get used to the pressures of fame. I have two-pointsomething million followers on Twitter, and if I say something, they all listen. It’s crazy! I shouldn’t be allowed that responsibility.
Josh Hutcherson
SETH said: When the intellect is used properly, it thinks of a goal and automatically sets the body in motion toward it, and automatically arouses the other levels of communication unknown to it, so that all forces work together toward the achievement.
Jane Roberts
Quite often, I will do something and think, ‘Oh, no, she looks a little too much like me.’ I have tried to learn not to be afraid of that when that happens. I am not trying to obliterate myself and completely hide within the images like I used to.
Cindy Sherman
As far back as I can remember, I had an interest in fashion. I used to go to sleepaway camp, and they’d provide a list of things that you had to bring, and I always wanted to be a bit more creative than the list allowed. Like, if they required chinos, I wanted to hand-paint them.
Marc Jacobs
I never had time to do anything for myself. I’ve always had to subordinate my energy and time to the demands of my husband and children at any given moment. And now old age has crept up on me and I have used up all my mental and physical strength on my family.
Sophia Tolstaya
I used to think as I looked out on the Hollywood night, ‘There must be thousands of girls sitting alone like me dreaming of being a movie star.’ But I’m not going to worry about them. I’m dreaming the hardest.
Marilyn Monroe
Nay, Sir, it was not the WINE that made your head ache, but the SENSE that I put into it’ ‘What, Sir! will sense make the head ache?’ ‘Yes, Sir, (with a smile,) when it is not used to it.
James Boswell
I was a militant smoker, and in my case, I think I particularly used smoking because what I felt was a kind of politically correct big brother assault on smoking.
Joe Eszterhas
I had a bag of Fritos, they were Texas grilled Fritos. These Fritos had grill marks on them. They remind me of summer, when we used to fire up the barbeque and throw down some Fritos. I can still see my dad with the apron on. Better flip that Frito, dad, you know how I like it.
Mitch Hedberg
As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
David Parnas
One of the methods used by statists to destroy capitalism consists in establishing controls that tie a given industry hand and foot, making it unable to solve its problems, then declaring that freedom has failed and stronger controls are necessary.
Ayn Rand
I was the type of guy that used to get up in the morning and go out and just out run everybody on the field without stretching or warming up or anything.
Bo Jackson
With Jesus, however, the device of parabolic utterance is used not to explain things to people’s satisfaction but to call attention to the unsatisfactoriness of all their previous explanations and understandings.
Robert Farrar Capon
I just don’t think people get off on language anymore. Language used to be an elevated art. It used to be for people what music can be. But people don’t learn to do that anymore, so eloquence is merely a matter of waste. Who needs a good vocabulary and proper English? Eloquence – it’s dead and who needs it?
Kurt Vonnegut
Media used to be one way. Everyone else in the world just had to listen. Now the internet is allowing what used to be a monologue to become a dialogue. I think that’s healthy.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Get used to a rough life, for luxury does not last forever.
Umar
I knew a lot of my musicians used to take coke. I never saw them. They would hide it from me, so I wasn’t really aware of it. Creatively, I don’t think it was that great.
Giorgio Moroder
It happened like this. I was stolen from an airport. Taken from everything I knew, everything I was used to. Taken to sand and heat, dirt and danger. And he expected me to love him. This is my story. A letter from nowhere.
Lucy Christopher
Used to be in the old days, only the pulp writers wrote like machines. Now everybody is expected to be literary John Henrys. So in that context someone like me is an anomaly.
Junot Diaz
If you want to be of use to God, maintain the proper relationship with Jesus Christ by staying focused on Him & He will make use of you every minute you live- yet you will be unaware, on the conscious level of your life, that you are being used of Him.
Oswald Chambers
God doesn’t need a lot to do a lot. All David had was five stones. And all David used was one.
Tony Evans
I am so used to having a comfortable life. What will it be like when I am no longer able to just buy anything I want?
Ben Stein
I can’t imagine deer hunting. I used to think I couldn’t imagine deer hunting because killing a deer seemed so awful. But now I think about just sitting in a tree and doing nothing all day and probably not even seeing a deer. Not moving and sitting in a tree? That seems rough.
Joel Stein
Sometimes the worst thing that happens to you, the thing you think you can’t survive…it’s the thing that makes you better than you used to be.
Jennifer Weiner
Am I nostalgic for film? … I mean, it’s had a good run, hasn’t it? You know, I’m not nostalgic for a technology. I’m nostalgic for the kind of films that used to be made that aren’t being made now.
Roger Deakins
In the past people used to tell me to shut up a bit. But what I believe is to put out your opinion and let everyone else react. If I’m wrong I’m wrong. People are afraid to put out their opinions and get push back.
Mark Cuban
Sometimes Ronan thought Adam was so used to the right way being painful that he doubted any path that didn’t come with agony.
Maggie Stiefvater
I used to work at UPS I got fired for unloading packages into my car.
Felipe Esparza
Just looking at pictures used to be considered cheating. No longer. The graphic novel is booming. Comics, heavily illustrated texts, books with no words are now accepted as reading.
Jon Scieszka
The new racism, like God, works in mysterious ways and is quite effective in maintaining white privilege. For example, instead of saying as they used to say during the Jim Crow era that they do not want us as neighbors, they say things nowadays such as ‘I am concerned about crime, property values and schools.’
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva
I used to be quite laid back and that. But obviously the more you’re in the public eye, the more you’ve got to… dress to impress.
Judd Trump
I’m so used to Australian films not getting a release outside Australia.
Hugo Weaving
The formation of scales and of the web of harmony is a product of artistic invention, and is in no way given by the natural structure or by the natural behaviour of our hearing, as used to be generally maintained hitherto.
Hermann von Helmholtz
If you can’t do great things, Mother Teresa used to say, do little things with great love. If you can’t do them with great love, do them with a little love. If you can’t do them with a little love, do them anyway.
Love grows when people serve.
John Ortberg
My original name was Juaquin, and my cousin couldn’t pronounce my name right. So he’d just be saying ‘Waka! Waka!’ So when I was younger, I used to always laugh, then my man Gucci gave me the rest of the name.
Waka Flocka Flame
McDonalds used to be my favorite place to eat, until my metabolism changed in my late 30s. Before that, I would have no hesitation about walking into McDonalds and getting two cheeseburgers and fries and enjoying every last bite.
Andy Cohen
I keep my distance from politics. Lots of money has been offered to me for campaigning over the years, and I have always refused. I used to be very politically aware and very opinionated, but I don’t want to involve myself.
Bipasha Basu
When I was really young I used to collect frog spawn. I made a pond out of an old sink and I loved to spend hours watching the frogs grow.
Beth Orton
It used to take years to become a junkie. But crack cut that down to 37 minutes.
Chris Rock
In Italian museums are sometimes found little painted screens that the priest used to hold in front of the face of condemned men to hide the scaffold from them.
Albert Camus
I welcome new words, or old words used in new ways, provided the result is more precision, added color or greater expressiveness.
William Safire
I used to always fight for human rights. I still fight for Leonard Peltier, who’s spent 35 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
Vivienne Westwood
I never had any lessons. When I first started playing I used to read music. I was very interested in music. But when I started playing in groups I did a silly thing and dropped it. It’s great if you can write things down.
John Bonham
There’s always been a lot of misunderstanding about Lando’s character. I used to pick up my daughter from elementary school and get into arguments with little children who would accuse me of betraying Han Solo.
Billy Dee Williams
I used to always read with a pen in my hand, as if the author and I were in a conversation.
Tara Bray Smith
Science and technology have freed humanity from many burdens and given us this new perspective and great power. This power can be used for the good of all. If wisdom governs our actions; but if the world is mad or foolish, it can destroy itself just when great advances and triumphs are almost without its grasp.
Jawaharlal Nehru
Muhammad was a narcissist and Muslims, by having entered into his bubble universe have become narcissists by extension. More precisely, they are reverse narcissists. A commonly used term for reverse narcissist is co-dependent.
Ali Sina
I used to try and concentrate the poem so much that there wasn’t a word that wasn’t essential. This leads to becoming boring and constipated.
W. H. Auden
I used to do crazy things that people would bail me out of, and I’m just grateful that I survived. But the music got very lost; I didn’t know where I was going, and I didn’t really care. I was more into just having a good time, and I think it showed.
Eric Clapton
It’s inevitable to lose from time to time. The point is: don’t get used to defeats.
Paulo Coelho
Forget about what you used to do. Don’t make those same mistakes again. Everybody says, “Oh the good old days” – the good old days are right this second! This moment controls the next moment.
Jack LaLanne
You might be a redneck if your coffee table used to be a telephone cable spool.
Jeff Foxworthy
And then after a while he got me a job at the video store next door. I used to lock up the store and go next door and hang out all the time and watch movies and stuff.
Jason Mewes
Im still getting used to being called a composer. A poseur, maybe.
Dhani Harrison
I’ve been thinking about it, and that poem, that guy that wrote it, he meant you’re gold when you’re a kid, like green. When you’re a kid everything’s new, dawn. It’s just when you get used to everything that it’s day. Like the way you dig sunsets, Pony. That’s gold. Keep that way, it’s a good way to be.
S. E. Hinton
I used to watch the old ‘Flash Gordon’ series on TV, and it was thrilling to rocket to the planet Mongo every week. But after a while, I figured out that although Flash got the girl and all the accolades, it was really Dr. Zarkov who made the series work. Without Dr. Zarkov, there could be no Flash Gordon.
Michio Kaku
Most young people haven’t used their storytelling skills since they were 8 or 9 or 10 and wanted to persuade Mom and Dad to take them to the ball game.
Peter Guber
I used to play cello. My mother kept me out of school a whole year to study music and counterpoint. She thought I had ability, but I was absolutely without talent.
Ernest Hemingway
I used to say that whenever people heard my Southern accent, they always wanted to deduct 100 IQ points.
Jeff Foxworthy
When language in common use in any country becomes irregular and depraved, it is followed by their ruin and degradation. For what do terms used without skill or meaning, which are at once corrupt and misapplied, denote but a people listless, supine, and ripe for servitude?
John Milton
I think nowadays people are so used taking the camera to the family picnic – so people are less surprised by films made of them, like home movies.
D. A. Pennebaker
I used to like John McCain, too, but I must admit that was because he was bucking his party to do things I agreed with. I would not have had that reaction if, say, Bernie Sanders decided to rebel out of principle and support privatizing Social Security.
Gail Collins
As my father always used to tell me, ‘You see, son, there’s always someone in the world worse off than you.’ And I always used to think, ‘So?
Bill Bryson
Having a dance background, I became used to rejection at an early age. Dance is very competitive, especially for a sensitive person like me. But I realized it’s better not to take it so seriously. If you beat yourself up, it’s hard to keep going.
Dianna Agron
I used to dance when I was younger – ballet and modern dance.
Nastassja Kinski
My mom used to tell me, I can’t use this phrase on the radio – but basically don’t be one of those dudes hanging on the corner.
Ta-Nehisi Coates
I’m not as klutzy as I used to be… I’ve had visual therapy and all kinds of things to help, but I still wrap my purse around chair legs when I stand up to leave. I do ridiculous things on camera because I do them in my life all the time.
Shelley Long
I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn’t park anywhere near the place.
Steven Wright
I’m really interested in stories about identity – who I am now versus who I used to be.
Seth Gordon
It is ludicrous to believe that he meant nuclear weapons can be used. It is truly fearful to see how the mainstream media in the west can construct an adversary and that there are so few dissenting voices.
Mohammad Marandi
The scripture that God used to save me was Isaiah 7.14, which today is still my favourite verse in the Bible.
Gloria Gaynor
I do not think being a coordinator is a requirement, but it does give you some advantages. You get used to working with half the team and you go through the game-planning and decision-making processes.
Tony Dungy
Half of my mum’s family is Welsh. I remember when I was a kid she used to read to me, and witches and wizards in books always had a Welsh accent, so I guess I took it from that really.
Keira Knightley
We used to call it recurrent airplay when someone had a hit
Michael Bolton
I used to meditate until I learned to stop thinking.
Agnes Martin
My overall look on things is a lot more mature than it used to be.
Eminem
I’m used to doing a lot of dolly tracks.
Kurt Voss
I used to draw and illustrate, but I don’t do that anymore because I just like to write. I like to leave the illustrations to actual professional illustrators.
Meg Cabot
Well, there was a time when we used to sacrifice goats, but then we all became vegans, so we’ve been sacrificing tofu before the shows!
Jared Leto
Whether you like it or not, the last few years I’d be the first one to tell you I haven’t been the Pedro Martinez that I’m used to being.
Pedro Martinez
When I was 10 years old my mom used to play Tupac while she cleaned the house.
Soulja Boy
Making prostitution legalized gives our society a message that sex is not sacred/private between two adults – that sex can be bought and sold just like any object. But prostitutes are people, not objects to be consumed, used and discarded like trash when they are no longer doing what each client/trafficker wants.
Annie Lobert
All of my favourite actors are American and I grew up watching American movies. It’s weird, but I used to do a New Jersey accent in every audition in the States just because I liked to do it, really. It’s completely bizarre. Everybody would ask: ‘Where are you from?’ And I would say, ‘Oh, I’m from London.’
Robert Pattinson
Program testing can be used to show the presence of bugs, but never to show their absence!
Edsger Dijkstra
Used to tell me the sky’s the limit, now the sky is our point of view.
Big Sean
It’s very hard to stop doing things you’re used to doing. You almost have to dismantle yourself and scatter it all around and then put a blindfold on and put it back together so that you avoid old habits.
Tom Waits
I was so ugly my mother used to feed me with a sling shot.
Rodney Dangerfield
If they attack, we shall fight to the end. If the rockets had remained, we would have used them all and directed them against the very heart of the United States, including New York, in our defense against aggression. But we haven’t got them, so we shall fight with what we’ve got.
Che Guevara
The sunshine that strikes American roads each year contains more energy than all the fossil fuels used by the entire world.
Denis Hayes
Under President Obama we’ve lost control of things that we used to have control over.
Donald Trump
My first crush was Hayley Mills when I was a little kid in England. I used to kiss her picture goodnight.
Rick Springfield
Arsenal haven’t won anything for three years, so they’re used to success
Glenn Hoddle
Fame is drag. The paparazzi culture is more pervasive than it used to be. On the positive side, it’s nice not to have to worry about bills.
Keanu Reeves
Food is meant to be used as fuel for our bodies. If you’re using it for any other reasons, take a step back and ask yourself, ‘What’s up.’
Jennifer Hudson
We have learned that power is a positive force if it is used for positive purposes.
Elizabeth Dole
Once women are not excluded, I don’t think any of us will give a damn what pronouns are used. That wasn’t the point.
Holly Near
When I was a teenager, my dad used to call me ‘Hollywood’ because I wore sunglasses all the time, even at night. Cue song.
Michael Weatherly
I could always sing, from a really young age, but my voice was really weird. I used to make my mum turn up the radio every day in our house. She was well into music so I got that from her.
Ellie Goulding
We had a food store at the theatre and I used to pinch food. I pinched some trousers and shirts to keep me going but they would wear out. I was virtually on the breadline.
Brian Blessed
At night the sky was very near, sprawled in star smoke and gamma cataclysms, but she didn’t see it the way she used to, as soul extension, dumb guttural wonder, a thing that lived outside language in the oldest part of her.
Don DeLillo
When the world is ruled according to the Way, the ghosts lose their power. The ghosts do not really lose their power, but it is not used to harm people.
Laozi
I’ll do anything to keep everyone laughing. Things get too intense on film sets. I remember on The Elephant Man, I used to imitate a cat without moving my lips. David Lynch would say, “Cut! Sorry, we’ve got a noise somewhere on set.” Everyone would be looking around for this cat.
Anthony Hopkins
Sometimes kids used to give me a hard time. But they’re on my side.
Emmanuel Lewis
The air conditioning in Lamborghinis used to be an asthmatic sitting in the dashboard blowing at you through a straw.
Jeremy Clarkson
I used to imagine it. I used to pretend that my Peugeot driving to the gym in the rain in Dublin was a Ferrari on the Vegas strip. And now that I have that? I can’t even describe that feeling. That’s why I like the best – the best cars, the best food, the best watches.
Conor McGregor
As I approach my 88th birthday, it’s become apparent to me that my eyes and ears, among other appurtenances, aren’t quite what they used to be. The prospect of long flights to wherever in search of whatever are not quite as appealing.
Mike Wallace
The worst advice I ever received from my dad was to play by the book. My old man used to flip out whenever I would try to branch out and do something different. Although he didn’t do it on purpose, he really held me back in the beginning.
Dimebag Darrell
I used to be pretty reckless. When I was a runner for a production company, I drove a massive 16 seater van. I was only 18. I mean I look young now, but then I looked about 12.
Gail Porter
I used to be absolutely addicted to the gym and I do still love it.
Freema Agyeman
I’m a geophysicist and all my earth science books when I was a student, I had to give the wrong answer to get an A. We used to ridicule continental drift. It was something we laughed at. We learned of Marshall Kay’s geosynclinal cycle, which is a bunch of crap.
Robert Ballard
I used to Google my name to see what came up – it hurt.
Emilio Estevez
It is, of course, one of the miracles of science that the germs that used to be in our food have been replaced by poisons.
Wendell Berry
Used to be marketing was viewed as the people with crayons and scissors who did creative work. Now it’s seen as central to driving growth.
Jim Speros
I’ve never really felt good at the parties, but I have enough friends now that I feel social, I used to feel very antisocial, but I think the theater helps.
Adam Rapp
But, to the extent that I cannot solve MY problem with the same thinking I used when I created it, you’re right. We need the fresh air that comes from others to see things in other ways.
Lewis Schiff
I would love to play a nun. I used to want to be one when I was a kid.
Sheryl Lee
I mean, I was born the day war broke out, but I don’t remember all the bombs though they did actually break up Liverpool, you know. I remember when I was a little older, there was big gaps in all the streets where houses used to be. We used to play over them.
Ringo Starr
I love the Bahamas, and I used to go there all the time with my friend who passed away, Henry. And I love it there, especially that island [Grand Exuma], so I’ve been there a lot over the twenty years.
Pam Houston
Inevitably, malaria parasites developed resistance to commonly used drugs, and mosquito vectors became insecticide-resistant.
Anthony Fauci
I guess babysitters are like used cars… You never really know what you’re getting.
Charles M. Schulz
I don’t see why a man shouldn’t pay an inheritance tax. If a Country is good enough to pay taxes to while you are living, it’s good enough to pay in after you die. By the time you die you should be so used to paying taxes that it would just be almost second nature to you.
Will Rogers
Everything I did in high school was focused on microbiology, looking at things like algae under a microscope for hours on end. When I was 13, I saved up $100 to buy a good used microscope. I was obsessed with microorganisms.
Randy Schekman
I used to act in television commercials when I was a kid and a young adult.
Dani Shapiro
Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a people. But stories can also repair that broken dignity.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
True, we love life, not because we are used to living, but because we are used to loving. There is always some madness in love, but there is also always some reason in madness.
Petrarch
We have already used more than half of that budget. This means that three quarters of the fossil fuel reserves need to stay in the ground, and the fossil fuels we do use must be utilized sparingly and responsibly.
Christiana Figueres
God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
Paul Dirac
I used to love ballet and I did it really, really intensely. But it came so much about achieving physical perfection, which when I was 14 was a big deal.
Mia Wasikowska
Where are the dogs?” I asked. “At training,” he said. “I have a friend who’s an expert dog trainer, and he’s giving them some stealth lessons. He used to work for a local K-9 unit.” I didn’t think it was in the Chihuahua genetic code to ever be stealthy.
Richelle Mead
We are drowning in images. Photography is used as a propaganda tool, which serves to sell products and ideas. I use the same approach to show aspects of reality.
Martin Parr
Fitness is not about being better than someone else… It’s about being better than you used to be.
Khloe Kardashian
I used to be a classic workaholic, and after seeing how little work and career really mean when you reach the end of your life, I put a new emphasis on things I believe count more. These things include: family, friends, being part of a community, and appreciating the little joys of the average day.
Mitch Albom
Don’t treat your heart like an action figure wrapped in plastic and never used.
Amy Poehler
Words have no single fixed meaning. Like wayward electrons, they can spin away from their initial orbits and enter a wider magnetic field. No one owns them or has a proprietary right to dictate how they will be used.
David Lehman
I used to be really cute. I could send you earlier photos where I’m stunning. But I’ve gained about twenty pounds over the past two years, and the more weight I’ve put on, the more success I’ve had. If you drew a diagram of weight gain and me getting more work, a mathematician would draw some conclusions from that.
Zach Galifianakis
I used to think I had to stay frozen in time. No amount of Botox will keep up.
Sheena Easton
I mean, a Mexican boy couldn’t be anything else but an Indian. And why did you take the name of Quinn, they used to say to me. Hey, you’re an Indian, so I played Indians.
Anthony Quinn
We are too prone to make technological instruments the scapegoats for the sins of those who wield them. The products of modern science are not in themselves good or bad; it is the way they are used that determines their value.
David Sarnoff
Frank went out for baseball and while he wasn’t very good, it wasn’t a total loss. The coach used him as a pattern to drawn the on-deck circle.
Pat Williams
I think being recognized more is something you have to get used to, whether it’s your homeland or when you’re traveling. People recognize me from my play or a commercial I’ve done. It’s just a normal part of life.
Aaron Rodgers
When I was a kid I didn’t feel like I fit in because – this is really silly and I probably shouldn’t say it, but, I didn’t think anything was funny. So I used to go home and literally cry to my mom and my step-dad at the time and I didn’t think anything was funny. I couldn’t laugh.
Courteney Cox
I had to get used to wearing a mask and wearing a prosthetic and performing with those things while singing and expressing myself through stylized movement, while keeping it as human as possible so the audience could be closer to the horror of the Phantom.
Gerard Butler
I used to say, for me, writing was like walking a high wire, and heroin made me forget there was no net. Which is a fancy way of saying dope made me forget how shitty I felt for being on dope.
Jerry Stahl
The stark and inescapable fact is that today we cannot defend our society by war since total war is total destruction, and if war is used as an instrument of policy, eventually we will have total war.
Lester B. Pearson
Mom used to say I didn’t run away from home my destiny just caught up with me at an early age.
Red Skelton
One or two years ago, I didn’t know who I was on court and I used to swear a lot. But now I’ve learned how to cope and can therefore win 10 matches in a row. I want to be remembered as a good player rather than an idiot on court.
Roger Federer
People used to live lives of quiet desperation – now they go on talk shows!
Bob Thaves
I think the Ambitious Lovers never got their due- we had terrible management and at that point, we were on major labels and we didn’t have any music business savvy which we could have used. We made a series of hilarious mistakes not in terms of music but in terms of making it happen.
Arto Lindsay
The interesting thing is, while we die of diseases of affluence from eating all these fatty meats, our poor brethren in the developing world die of diseases of poverty, because the land is not used now to grow food grain for their families.
Jeremy Rifkin
Whitley Bay was my first experience of the seaside. I’d buy my bucket and spade, and beach ball, and all the shops were teeming with toys. I used to spend hours on the shuggy boats.
Cherie Lunghi
Basketball used to be my top priority.
Derek Fisher
I’ve had the great honor of traveling across the world on behalf of our country. I’ve been to countries where governments either forced women to have abortions, like they used to do in China, or forced women to bear children, like the used to do in Romania.
Hillary Clinton
I used to not be really honest with girls and then I dropped a song called ‘Starry Room’ and then I started turning over a new leaf.
Jaden Smith
Bion used to say that the way to the shades below was easy; he could go there with his eyes shut.
Diogenes Laertius
People used to say nobody can sing my songs but me, they’re too personal.
Joni Mitchell
I used to think that having many material things would increase one’s stock of happiness. I found that to be completely untrue. The trappings don’t make the man at all.
George Harrison
I used to love to untangle chains when I was a child. I had thin, busy fingers, and I never gave up. Perhaps there was a psychiatric component to my concentration but like much of my psychic damage, this worked to everyone’s advantage.
Anne Lamott
Don’t make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.
Angelique Kerber
If only one word is to be used to describe what Baupost does, that word should be: ‘Mispricing’. We look for mispricing due to over-reaction.
Seth Klarman
Learning is an active process. We learn by doing.. Only knowledge that is used sticks in your mind.
Dale Carnegie
My way of communicating with God as a boy (and often even now) was through the lyrics of a song. . . . So I didn’t have the problem some people do who say, “I don’t know how to pray.” I used the songs to communicate with God. . . . To me, songs were the telephone to heaven, and I tied up the line quite a bit.
Johnny Cash
Filming is always a challenge because I’m not used to it. But I approach it head-on. I’m not technically brilliant, but it’s the spirit that counts.
Martin Parr
They used to say Palestinians fight like heroes, now they say heroes fight like Palestinians
Norman Finkelstein
In taking stock of a politician, the first question is not whether he was a good man who used righteous means, but whether he was successful in gaining power, in keeping it, and in governing; whether, in short, he was skilful at his particular craft or a bungler.
Frederick Scott Oliver
It used to be you needed to have a very large sophisticated state before you could even have a nuclear weapon… Now the technology is widespread enough. It doesn’t take very many people to be able to cobble together a devastating attack, and all it takes is one.
Dick Cheney
My dad is a carpenter, a joiner, and I used to watch him make things. So I always imagined that I’d do something where I made things, too. I was really more interested in architecture growing up because I would work with my dad on houses.
Christopher Bailey
I had always loved John Ford’s pictures. And I came to love him, too, but I was frightened to death working for him. He used the shock treatment while directing me.
Ethel Waters
Imagination helps me to become part of that journey that I’m going through in font of the camera, or in front of an audience. I used to think you had to disappear within a character, but I find that puts a mask on what I do.
Kim Cattrall
It used to be that youd have a song recorded by a major country artist and if it was a hit, you could buy a car. Now you can buy a dealership.
Tom T. Hall
My decorating and renovation skills are nil – indeed, I once used a shower curtain from Pottery Barn as ‘window dressing.
Candace Bushnell
I used to think business was 50 percent having the right people. Now I think it’s 80 percent.
Kevin P. Ryan
I used to love wildlife as a kid and being outside in the garden and the woods and the field and that stuff.
Sean Bean
As a child growing up in the precincts of wealth, and later as a college student, newspaper reporter and resident of New York’s Upper East Side, I got used to listening to the talk of financial killings and sexual misalliance that animates the conversation of the rich and the familiars of the rich.
Lewis H. Lapham
I used to think I’d be just like them when I grew up, but I am not. And the thing is, somewhere along the way, I stopped wanting to be like them, anyway.
Jodi Picoult
I’m not really into comfort books. There are too many of those as it is. Just sort of narcotic books, like my grandmother used to read. They have value like Paxil has value, but there’s plenty of them in the world already. There’s a shortage of confronting, stimulating, exciting books.
Chuck Palahniuk
I would prefer to abandon the terminology of the past. ‘Superpower’ is something which we used during the cold war time. Why use it now?
Vladimir Putin
I come from a huge family. I am used to taking orders and being told what to do and not having an opinion, but I think that what I’ve gone through made me really sensitive to other people.
Frances Newton
I love Christmas. I never used to. I didn’t hate it, but I could take it or leave it. But, as I got to the age of 25 or 26, Christmas became quite a big deal, and I love it now. I love the food, and I love sharing time with people.
James McAvoy
I come from a place where there’s violence and inarticulacy. I worked in a pub from the age of 12 or 13. I used to see people smashing glasses over each other. I was never tough. I was scared of them.
Eddie Marsan
My grandfather was a chef for a Baron in Sicily before he came to America. I grew up with him. I used to do my homework at one end of the kitchen table while he cooked at the other end.
Vincent Schiavelli
My ex-wife was a philosophy major at NYU. Yeah, she and I used to have deep philosophical discussions where she would prove that I didn’t exist.
Woody Allen
There are numerous issues that governments used to deal with that they now no longer deal with to the same extent: Prisons have been privatized in a number of countries; education and health are becoming privatized. Governments don’t have the capacity to deliver – or not in isolation.
Mary Robinson
I used to love reading, but since I’ve started writing, it’s harder for me to immerse, because I spend so much time looking at how the story is structured and trying to see what the author is doing behind the curtain.
Paolo Bacigalupi
There is a crisis in America. That crisis is divorce. It is easier to get out of a marriage than (to get out of a) contract to buy a used car.
Mike Huckabee
History is a tool used by politicians to justify their intentions.
Ted Koppel
The homes I like the best are totally occupied, busy, and useful, whether it’s a tiny little house or a great big one. Rarely do you find a great big house that’s used in a good way. So I prefer smaller spaces that are full of books, full of things that people are doing.
Martha Stewart
I remember when my mother pointed to a stone, and she said this was the kind of stone people used to place on the feet of the baby girls to stop them trying to climb away and unbind their feet.
Jung Chang
[Tyson] Fury is big and [Wladimir] Klitschko’s not used to fighting someone his size. If Fury can stop Klitschko grabbing and avoid that big right hand, he’s got a chance. In the heavyweight division, it only takes one punch.
Joe Calzaghe
From the beginning men used God to justify the unjustifiable.
Salman Rushdie
My mum used to work in New York in Spike Lee’s shop, she did the outfits for the video for P.M. Dawn’s “Set Adrift on Memory Bliss”.
King Krule
Who says I can’t be free from all of the things that I used to be?
John Mayer
My grandmother had this high-tech security system – a rusty nail she used to lock the door.
Quincy Jones
Another agency – the IRS – did not do as well under Republicans who control Congress. The IRS is largely flatlined in their spending, but they did get about 300 million more funding. But I can only be used to help people pay their taxes and answer questions. It can’t be used for any other purpose.
Susan Davis
I’ve never used one word of profanity in front of my wife, or my daughter, or my granddaughter or anybody else’s wife.
Tommy Lasorda
It [European Union] has kept the peace in Europe. Countries used to fight and now they talk. We should be attached to that.
David Cameron
Does anyone remember how we used to get cash before ATM’s? Did we have to go inside the bank? Then what? We lived like apes!
Dana Gould
Well, I was always… I used to get 100% in physics and chemistry and mathematics (well, maybe a couple of points off in mathematics), and that was in high school.
James Doohan
I don’t run the triathlons anymore like I used to. I do leg work on the machines and do the bike. I’m not as strong as I used to be, but I’m still good.
Pat Bowlen
I disagree with everything I used to say.
Vivienne Westwood
Like most people, I used to wear clothing off the rack. But having them fitted to me makes a really big difference, especially with pieces like a cocktail dress. Little nips and tucks can take 10 pounds off you.
Lauren Conrad
Prayer is not to be used as a confessional, to cancel sin. Such an error would impede true religion. Sin is forgiven only as it is destroyed by Christ – Truth and Light.
Mary Baker Eddy
I liked Pat Cash, and I loved Mats Wilander. I went to the Australian Open with my parents, and I used to watch Wilander being cheered on by the Swedish fans, and with his game style being like mine, I drew comparisons with him.
Lleyton Hewitt
For years I’ve had neurological problems. I used to shake a lot and I was on medication – I paid about $700,000 for one year of pills. I was taking 40-odd different ones a day.
Ozzy Osbourne
The culture used to move relatively slowly, so you could take aim. Now it moves so fast, and is so fluffy and meaningless, you feel like an idiot even complaining about it.
Susan Faludi
I have been seriously afraid at times but have used my fear as a stimulating factor rather than allowing it to paralyse me. My abilities have not been outstanding, but I have had sufficient strength and determination to meet my challenges and have usually managed to succeed with them.
Edmund Hillary
DC used to print up all of their pages, they were the only company that did it.
Gil Kane
I don’t go to conferences quite as much as I used to: having a child and movin away from the university leaves me with less time, but I’ve tried to balance things out – not just spending time with Linux all the time, but having a real job and a real life at the same time.
Linus Torvalds
When I was 20, I used to go around telling stories, and I knew where I was comfortable – onstage, talking, making ’em laugh and listen to the weirdest things. I liked being the center of attention.
Ron White
The two things I use the most are the MacBook Air and my iPhone. Those are my two most-used gadgets that are dented, scratched and smashed.
Biz Stone
That word again. Happy. It’s a curse. The pursuit of happiness makes us deeply unhappy. It’s a trap.Before anything else happened, there was me in bed, thinking of who you used to be. I don’t want you to think I forgot.
David Levithan
A sick body with a good heart is more beneficial to future lives than a fit, healthy body that is used for self-cherishing.
Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
I used to think the only use for sport was to give small boys something else to kick besides me.
Katharine Whitehorn
I used to know Jennifer Love Hewitt. We lived in the same apartment building when I was about… jeez, I guess it was when I was doing ‘Christmas Vacation’, so I was about 13 or 14.
Johnny Galecki
Since 1873, I have been back four or five times. I have used the best cameras and the most sensitive emulsions on the market. I have snapped my shutter, morning, noon and afternoon. I have never come close to matching those first plates. (On photographing The Mountain of the Holy Cross)
William Henry Jackson
Neither sugar nor salt tastes particularly good by itself. Each is at its best when used to season other things. Love is the same way. Use it to “season” people.
Vera Nazarian
The muscles used to make a smile actually send a biochemical message to our nervous system that it is safe to relax the flight of freeze response.
Tara Brach
Public spending on infrastructure has fallen to its lowest level since 1947. And the U.S., which used to have the finest infrastructure in the world, is now ranked 16th according to the World Economic Forum, behind Iceland, Spain, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates.
Ray LaHood
Women can also be creative in total isolation. I know excellent women artists who do original work without any response to speak of. Maybe they are used to lack of feedback. Maybe they are tougher.
Elaine de Kooning
It has always seemed to me that broken things, just like broken people, get used more; it’s probably because God has more pieces to work with.
Bob Goff
And we used to do a lot of drugs and get very drunk on very cheap wine.
Santiago Durango
That’s something Mary Lou Williams used to tell me: If you’re not feeling right about what you’re doing and you play a minor tune it all comes back, falls into place. I don’t know if that’s true, but I do it.
Marian McPartland
Neither Jewish morality nor Jewish tradition can be used to disallow terror as a means of war.
Yitzhak Shamir
I have a nut allergy. When I was at school the other children used to make me play Russian roulette but force-feeding me a packet of Revels.
Milton Jones
Since I was a schoolboy, I’ve been used to being recognized on the road by old and young, and being bantered with and, indeed, being taunted.
Seamus Heaney
I used to think all poets were Byronic Mad, bad and dangerous to know. And then I met a few. See Lamb 486:25.
Wendy Cope
I’m used to having money and the stuff I do, but it’s more of how I’m doing it now. I walk outside and people know me, and I really get paid for shows.
Lil Baby
I lived in small town out in the desert and my friend used to steal his mom’s car in the middle of the night. He’d drive over to my house, I’d sneak out and we’d go out to the desert and just burn things down.
Mark Hoppus
Musicians used to be way more instrumental just in providing a soundtrack to what’s going on in the world. And it’s also important to state what we think. There’s like this fear for their career, if they have anything intelligent to say about politics. And that’s really messed up.
Alicia Keys
I mean, if you go back to 1960 on major pieces of legislation, the filibuster was used about eight percent of the time.
Tom Udall
Time moves on but Barbara Hershey’s doing good and John Heard, they’re all people working. I know there were a couple of kids in that movie who I used who have been in other movies since Beaches.
Garry Marshall
Never marry a girl named ‘Marie’ who used to be known as ‘Murray’.
Johnny Carson
Hot Cheetos! Ohhhhh! I used to crave them. I remember I used to eat them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I had to stop. I had to turn it around because it was getting addicting.
Rahim Moore
In timing a film, we used to assume that sneaks move slowly. This was great for animators-thirty-six to forty-eight drawings for a single step-but it was sheer hell for the pace of the picture. So the rapid tiptoe was invented.
Chuck Jones
As for the various kinds of montage photography, they are in reality not photography at all but a kind of painting in which photography is used – as pastiches of textiles are used in crazy-quilts – to form a mosaic. Whatever value the montage may have derives from painting rather than the camera.
Lewis Mumford
Havin’ cash is highly addictive, especially when you’re used to havin’ money to live with.
Prodigy
Mary O’Neal used to say that I was teaching her course in disguise, as she said “in cultural disguise.” What she meant was that this really was a very fervent kind of civil rights art course, not altogether art history. It wasn’t altogether theory. She called it an action course.
David C. Driskell
I was utilized because I have a certain face that works well in cinema, and I’m used to making myself look as good as possible
Julie Christie
At university, I used to write silly little sketches and monologues, but never fiction.
David Nicholls
I used to play a narcissistic-conservative pundit. Now, I’m just a narcissist.
Stephen Colbert
I’m an artistic kind of person. I draw. I’ve drawn my whole life. When you have an imaginative mind, I think the artistic form manifests itself in different ways. When I was younger, I used to draw murals for people.
Vinny Guadagnino
And I think that’s why I was going to be a musician. I was very rebellious. And I didn’t want to be an actor. My father used to say to me you should be an actor if you want to be in the arts.
Katey Sagal
FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of Infinite Intelligence can be harnessed and used by man.
Napoleon Hill
I’m just not used to talking that much about myself. It feels strange.
Andrew Mason
Eyebrows are really important because they structure the face. In school it was funny because I was always the one walking around with tweezers plucking my girlfriends’ eyebrows. I was really good; eyebrow tweezing runs in my family – my mother used to do mine, and I picked it up.
Rita Ora
Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.
George R. R. Martin
I helped found Artists for New South Africa, but it used to be called Artists for Free South Africa. Alfre Woodard and a bunch of us started this.
Mary Steenburgen
To be used in a part without depth is a frustrating feeling, when you know you have something to give.
Jacqueline Bisset
I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.
Robin Williams
If I used being busy as an excuse not to run, I’d never run again. I have only a few reasons to keep on running, and a truckload of them to quit.
Haruki Murakami
The woman is the home. That’s where she used to be, and that’s where she still is. You might ask me, What if a man tries to be part of the home — will the woman let him? I answer yes. Because the he becomes one of the children.
Marguerite Duras
I think music is something that can, and should, be used to get you into different things because eventually what goes up must come down — we’re not going to be the Number One group in the world forever — so you have to have something else to fall back on.
Beyonce Knowles
When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown-up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability… To be alive is to be vulnerable.
Madeleine L’Engle
At nine, my mom used to tell me she saw an Olympic medalist in me. I used to take it as a joke, but she was very serious.
Saina Nehwal
Alcohol and marijuana, if used in moderation, plus loud, usually low-class music, make stress and boredom infinitely more bearable.
Kurt Vonnegut
Type well used is invisible as type, just as the perfect talking voice is the unnoticed vehicle for the transmission of words, ideas.
Beatrice Warde
I love doing it. It’s great. I love doing the sessions, ’cause you’re kind of like in a different band every day. I used to do them all the time. I think my first one was John Wetton from U.K. and Asia and all that stuff, King Crimson. It was so great. Really a lot of fun.
John 5
I used to do the beat box. A friend of mine, he was the rapper and after, we’d be doing a block party or something or a house party, and he’s gettin’ all the attention and I’d end up with a handful of spit, you know, from doing the beats.
DMX
Too much money at a young age, it just takes your eye off the ball. And you’re not as hungry as players used to be. You think you’ve made it before you’ve done anything.
Ryan Giggs
My boy, that was a TV show. I used a stunt double. I always use a stunt double. Except in love scenes. I insist on doing those myself.
William Shatner
I used to have a lot of recurring dreams about Captain Hook when I was a little kid, which I remember very vividly. But I think I just really liked Peter Pan a lot, and ‘Hook’ was my favorite movie.
Cristin Milioti
Everyone I used to work with is still alive and can afford expensive lawyers.
Alexei Sayle
I came of age at the end of the 1960s, just when video was also coming into the world. Companies such as Sony and Panasonic were starting to market it and we artists immediately knew how it could be used.
Bill Viola
If l give you the right conditions to work, and I put you in a beautiful place, where you feel a little bit better about yourself because you know your work is being used for something greater than producing a profit, maybe you will get more creative, maybe you will want to work more.
Brunello Cucinelli
People better get used to the idea that I exist.
Segolene Royal
In 1600 the specialization of games and pastimes did not extend beyond infancy; after the age of three or four it decreased and disappeared. From then on the child played the same games as the adult, either with other children or with adults. . . . Conversely, adults used to play games which today only children play.
Philippe Aries
I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.
Nafisa Joseph
The spirits are an age-old theme, a story from darkest history, and therefore a presentational anchor that can be used with many different magic tricks.
Eugene Burger
Public office is a public trust, the authority and opportunities of which must be used as absolutely as the public moneys for the public benefit, and not for the purposes of any individual or party.
Dorman Bridgeman Eaton
She wondered if this was true of every parent: if, prior to having children, they all used to be someone else.
Jodi Picoult
I was drinking tea the other day, and I thought: they used to fight wars over this.
Daniel Tosh
Well oddly enough, I liken the years at MGM, and I was there for about eight years, to doing stock, what we used to call repertory or stock, playing a whole bunch of different roles.
Angela Lansbury
Every day is important for us because it is a day ordained by God. If we are bored with life there is something wrong with our concept of God and His involvement in our daily lives. Even the most dull and tedious days of our lives are ordained by God and ought to be used by us to glorify Him.
Jerry Bridges
I used to think it was hard to write, and I still find the process more or less unpleasant, but if I know what I’m doing it rattles along, then the rewrite whips it into shape rather quickly.
Jonathan Franzen
My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for.’
Tupac Shakur
I was there when God was put on trial….At the end of the trial, they used the word chayav, rather than ‘guilty’. It means ‘He owes us something’. Then we went to pray.
Elie Wiesel
I used to think that looking across a pillow into the fabulous face of Buster Keaton would be a more thrilling destiny than any screen career.
Anita Loos
I get a little nauseated, perhaps, when I hear the phrase ‘freedom of the press’ used as freely as it is, knowing that a large part of our proprietorial press is not free at all.
Harold Wilson
The primacy of the word, basis of the human psyche, that has in our age been used for mind-bending persuasion and brain-washing pulp, disgraced by Gobbles and debased by advertising copy, remains a force for freedom that flies out between all bars.
Nadine Gordimer
I love the 80s. I always used to watch that VH1 show, ‘I Love the 80s,’ nonstop. I love the 80s, everything about it, the clothes, the music. Especially the music. The music is so happy. It’s great.
Evan Peters
It used to be said that this country was a child-centered one. Nothing could be further from the truth. Children have been our lowest priority, both in economic and emotional spending.
Gloria Steinem
Ah! These commercial interests — spoiling the finest life under the sun. Why must the sea be used for trade — and for war as well?…It would have been so much nicer just to sail about, with here and there a port and a bit of land to stretch one’s legs on, buy a few books and get a change of cooking for a while.
Joseph Conrad
Tax dollars intended for science education must not be used to teach creationism as any sort of real explanation of nature, because any observation or process of inference about our origin and the nature of the universe disproves creationism in every respect.
Bill Nye
I always take hundreds and hundreds of pictures. I used to work for National Geographic, and they gave us a lot of film.
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
The whole concept of higher education is negated unless the sole criterion used to determine if students qualify is the grades they score on standardized tests. Education is purely an issue of learning – we can no longer afford to have it polluted by damn politics. Leave pollution up to the politicians
Ray Bradbury
A person I knew used to divide human beings into three categories: those who prefer to have nothing to hide rather than being obliged to lie, those who prefer lying to having nothing to hide, and finally those who like both lying and the hidden.
Albert Camus
Jared told her he used to be an exotic dancer in San Francisco.’ ‘My body is a gift from God,’ Jared said gravely. ‘Except for my hips, which are clearly a gift from the devil.
Sarah Rees Brennan
I suppose I am a frustrated musician so I annoy my family by playing guitar in the house. I used to be into acoustic stuff but my son Joseph is learning drums, so now I have an electric guitar and we play Metallica. We have an amp and a PA in the garage with his drum kit.
Kevin McKidd
Einstein says common sense is just habit of thought. It’s how we’re used to thinking about things, but a lot of the time it just gets in the way.
Rebecca Stead
I was one of the first post-studio artists. I used to do my works in the streets. I used to find them in the streets, and I used to leave them in the streets.
Carl Andre
No matter what any of the grammar teachers say, punctuation is an arbitrary matter. It should be used to make sentences clear.
Andy Rooney
I have worked with wool all my life as a designer. There’s so much more to it than knitwear – it’s an amazingly versatile material and can be used in so many different ways from chic to rustic.
Donatella Versace
FDR used to say, ‘You and I are the two best actors in America’.
Orson Welles
Imagine! People are not volunteering to go to foreign countries and die the way they used to! Imagine that!
Michael Badnarik
What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.
Mignon McLaughlin
I used to think that I wouldn’t change anything from my past, because doing so would inevitably affect who I am now. But considering my current state, I’m thinking it might not be a bad idea to go back in time to fix things.
Megan McCafferty
If someone opens a glorious Scotch or a bottle of wine,

If someone opens a glorious Scotch or a bottle of wine, it’s no more than a whimsy, but after nearly 40 years I’m used to it. I don’t find it difficult not being drunk when other people are, but I get uncomfortable because they’re uncomfortable with where I am.
Martin Shaw
Getting used to our blessings is one of the most important non-evil generators of human evil, tragedy and suffering.
Abraham Maslow
I think “honest” sometimes gets used to describe a real depiction of real life. I don’t think that’s necessarily what we’re doing. We created these fake characters and we’re just trying to figure out what they would do in situations they enter into.
Paul Rust
Speed is what distinguishes intelligence. No bird discovers how to fly: evolution used a trillion bird-years to ‘discover’ that – where merely hundreds of person-years sufficed.
Marvin Minsky
There’s something about Michael J. Fox that I loved when he did all the ’80s stuff. His way of performing all the physicality, which is why it’s so tragic now, but the way he used his body so much as well, I loved.
James McAvoy
Yellow is the brightest and lightest of all colors, and this brilliance is its most noticeable characteristic, which accounts for the way it is used practically and thought of symbolically.
Michael Freeman
Comfort kills ambition. Get uncomfortable and get used to it in your pursuit of your goals and dreams.
Robert Kiyosaki
We all know or have read about someone who has been burned on social media. We have taught our kids not to post pictures publicly that could impact their future, but we have not yet taught ourselves that texts, messages and social media posts could be used just as maliciously or with as much downside as pictures.
Mark Cuban
I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well.
Don Henley
I’ve always wanted to be a dad. I just can’t wait to have a little rug rat running around. I used to want five or six kids, but maybe I’ve become too self-absorbed over the years. I think two would be perfect.
Josh Duhamel
I’ve never used my weight to get a laugh. That is, used my size as the subject for humor. You never saw me stuck in a door-way or stuck in a chair.
Roscoe Arbuckle
I used to have nightmares about the Antichrist – what would happen, where it would come from, and who it would be.
Marilyn Manson
A generation ago, three-quarters of the money used to buy food in the United States was spent to prepare meals at home. Today about half of the money used to buy food is spent at restaurants–mainly at fast food restaurants.
Eric Schlosser
Human beings are tool-making animals. Since the prehistoric era, we have created and used a wide variety of objects. But now a significant change is about to occur. In the near future, we will simply become another object that can be monitored, tracked and controlled within a vast machine.
John Twelve Hawks
Litigation is a tool used by negotiators.
Gerard I. Nierenberg
In every union roles are assumed, some traditional, some not. My husband used to pay his own bills, I used to call my own repairman. But as marriages progress, you surrender areas of your own competence, often without even knowing it.
Ayelet Waldman
We are living in the era of premeditation and the perfect crime. Our criminals are no longer helpless children who could plead love as their excuse. On the contrary, they are adults and the have the perfect alibi: philosophy, which can be used for any purpose – even for transforming murderers into judges.
Albert Camus
The fact that Stravinsky used the classics as a major influence is obvious. What is interesting is how he used them, how he turned Bach into Stravinsky.
Lukas Foss
For my own good. Anytime anyone had ever used those words to me, they hadn’t had the slightest clue what ‘my own good’ truly was
Claudia Gray
I used to teach at Yale, which was at one time a center of postmodernist literary theory. Derrida was there. Paul de Man was there.
Harry Frankfurt
I still havent got over the fact that I wont be the only person seeing the film. Im used to watching home videos of when I was little, singing Barbie Girl and stuff, and nobody sees them except the family. Now, there will be loads of people going to see The Golden Compass. At least, we hope they will.
Dakota Blue Richards
I have gotten used to working in the dark and I dig it.
Jorge Garcia
I can’t hit some of the
real high notes I used to hit, but it makes you have to explore
different avenues.
Roger Daltrey
I foresee great refinements in the field of short-pulse microwave signaling, whereby several simultaneous programs may occupy the same channel, in sequence, with incredibly swift electronic communication… Short waves will be generally used in the kitchen for roasting and baking, almost instantaneously…
Lee De Forest
Although many philosophers used to dismiss the relevance of neuroscience on grounds that what mattered was the software, not the hardware, increasingly philosophers have come to recognize that understanding how the brain works is essential to understanding the mind.
Patricia Churchland
It seems to me that romantic comedies used to be about falling in love, but in recent years they’ve really become just comedies where the love story is only there as a spine to hang the jokes on.
Nigel Cole
Now Momma’s done away with the old black kettle she used to cook in when I was just littleAnd the door ain’t sprung on her electric rangeThat little old farm and home we had it ain’t there no more and that’s too badFolks are doing away with the simple things.
Dolly Parton
The basic idea that incentives can be used to motivate behavior is a powerful one. It works for employees, and it has a clear place in parenting, as anyone who has tried to potty-train a recalcitrant toddler with sticker rewards knows.
Emily Oster
When I used to do musical theatre, my dad refused to come backstage. He never wanted to see the props up close or the sets up close. He didn’t want to see the magic.
Nia Vardalos
I used to wear different rings when I first got called Ringo in about 19, about, umm, ’59 I got called Ringo.
Ringo Starr
I used to draw cartoons. I’d just show them to some of my friends, expecting that they were going to appreciate them, that they were going to enjoy reading them.
Shigeru Miyamoto
Ivan tells Anna: “I used to imagine that being embraced by a woman . . . as something so wonderful that it would make me forget everthing . . . [But] happiness, it turns out, will be to share with you the burden I can’t share with anyone else.
Vasily Grossman
Water conservation goes hand in hand with education. Teaching people that if you literally run the water while you brush your teeth – we go through 602 million gallons a day of waste in the United States because people are used to hearing the water run while they brush their teeth.
Ian Somerhalder
Pop songs are not as graceful as they used to be. Performers today haven’t gone through the regimen of learning how to write. And of course, everyone wants to own copyrights. Rap culture is interesting and different and has purpose, but it has a non-romantic view of life and of social feelings. There may be a void in that.
Hal David
I used to buy good shoes, now I buy good bags. They make me feel more confident.
Marc Jacobs
There are artists with palettes and easels selling the kind of modern art that Soviet art critics used to critique with bulldozers. Judging by the paintings I saw, the Soviets were right the first time.
P. J. O’Rourke
Maman used to say that you can always find something to be happy about.
Albert Camus
I used to be afraid of two things – being alone and not being able to write. Since Albert’s death, I don’t care about writing or about other people.
Hans-Uwe Bauer
I used to have insecurity about my finances, then I announced that I had debt, and now I don’t have any insecurities.
Kanye West
A mere index hunter, who held the eel of science by the tail. Index-hunter is a term used mockingly, meaning one who acquires superficial knowledge merely by consulting indexes. The ‘[holding] the eel of science by the tail’ allusion was used in 1728 by Alexander Pope (q.v.).
Tobias Smollett
The things you used to own, now they own you.
Chuck Palahniuk
I started off as a juggler. I used to do a half-hour show on the weekends to make money as a kid. Then I went to Cleveland, Ohio in 1983 to the international jugglers competition junior division and came second. So that was my first job, being a juggler
Patrick Dempsey
In all the round world there is no meat. There used to be. But now we cannot stand the thought of slaughterhouses.
H. G. Wells
The world that used to nurse us now keeps shouting inane instructions. That’s why I ran to the woods.
Jim Harrison
I’m very used to hurricanes. I’m from Puerto Rico and we have 3 or 4 a year. When you have no power, no light, no email, no place to go, you realize who your loved ones are and where you are in your life at that moment.
Luis D. Ortiz
It used to be when you eat, you eat with people. But instant noodles are so instant that people eat by themselves. And it’s a very convenient way of eating but also a very lonely way of eating.
Wong Kar-wai
I think ‘No’ is a very powerful word in our business that is very hard to use early on in your career. But I also think I was pretty arrogant when I was younger… I used that word maybe too much, but it did help me with finding roles that I did like.
Peter Dinklage
I can’t relax and sink back in the couch and watch ‘Jeopardy!’ the way I used to.
Ken Jennings
Who shall enumerate the many ways in which that costly piece of fixed capital, a human being , may be employed! More of him is wanted everywhere! Hunt, then, for some situation in which your humanity may be used.
Albert Schweitzer
I don’t look at a knife the way I used to. I’m more aware of what it is. I think twice. This is a key finger. It’s in every chord.
Neil Young
A child playing with dolls may shed heartfelt tears when his bundle of rags and scraps becomes deathly ill and dies … So we may come to an understanding of language as playing with dolls: in language, scraps of sound are used to make dolls and replace all the things in the world.
Velimir Khlebnikov
The Medicine Man occupied the honored role of priest and physician to his tribe. They understood that healing was done by the intercession of celestial spirits. Music was used as the bridge between these planes. Thus we see why music was religious in nature, and music was looked upon as a sacred art.
Corinne Heline
I have never observed even the slightest laceration in a woman who used clitoral stimulation as a relaxation method during birth. Clitoral stimulation seems to increase vaginal engorgement as the baby emerges.
Ina May Gaskin
I’m used to a lot of love scenes. I’m used to something that requires me to kick up my heels and wink-wink, flirt-flirt with a twirl of my skirt.
Sarah Shahi
Amy sat back and grinned. “You just smiled.” That was definitely something else she could get used to. Of course, he frowned immediately. “I smile.
Cindy Gerard
I used to have a group called Bad-Movie Saturday. Every Saturday, six of us would go see the worst movie that came out each weekend. It’d be noon in Burbank. It was just a running commentary. All executives – we would each talk through the movie and make jokes.
Jason Reitman
I’d like to be for cinema what Shakespeare was for theatre, Marx for politics and Freud for psychology: someone after whom nothing is as it used to be.
Rainer Werner Fassbinder
I used to bug all of the comedians for interviews, and when people want to talk to me, sometimes I’m very receptive and sometimes I say no. Sometimes if I say no, I think, “If they’re smart, they’ll figure out how to not accept this no.”
Judd Apatow
A friend of mine who used to be my boss at ESPN once was asked why sports had exploded the way it had. He said, “Because you can’t go to Blockbuster and rent tonight’s game.” Every night is different in sports. Every day there are different heroes and villains and conversations after the game.
Mike Lupica
Cook ingredients that you are used to cooking by other techniques, such as fish, chicken, or hamburgers. In other words be comfortable with the ingredients you are using.
Bobby Flay
I’m not freakishly short. I had, on my show, used shortness as a joke subject; it didn’t really bother me.
Dick Cavett
My mom used to tell me that whatever you do, marry someone who loves you more than you love him.
Nicholas Sparks
I got into cars through my father. He used to work on cars. My job was to hold the light, which pretty much was the limit of my mechanical abilities.
Adam Ferrara
If I just do everything the opposite of what my dad did, I think that will make things pretty easy. I can joke about it now because I’m past that stage where it used to hurt. By having a kid, it’s gone. I could take all that negative energy that I had and put it in a positive way.
Derrick Rose
Race should not be used to claim privileges and rights for one group, exclusively, which are denied other different groups. Then that is an illegitimate use of race.
Desmond Tutu
Your state of consciousness today is not the same as it used to be or as it will be in two weeks or a couple of years from now.
Harold Klemp
I wasn’t a social drinker. I used to say that I didn’t want to go to bars because they were full of assholes like me.
Stephen King
Critics themselves, they used to tear me up.
Mickey Spillane
You know, my grandmother used to say, ‘While I’m down here planning, God’s up there laughing.’ I guess the thing with most things that are worthwhile is that you can’t give up easily. You’ve got to hang in.
Paul Anka
Having heard Clifford Brown play all those fast runs, I used to really practice Clarke trumpet exercises all day long so that I could play fast. That’s all I wanted to do. I was like a child with a toy.
Wynton Marsalis
I don’t think coolness used to be such a commodity among adults. And now it is.
Diablo Cody
What’s culturally significant about MySpace is that it has become so pervasive that people of all ages are now using it. Even people who didn’t grow up with it are getting used to it. People just get sucked in.
Tom Anderson