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I view Bitcoin as the more democratic version of money and value transfer because no one controls it… I expect the Internet to be around longer than any nation-state, so a nation-state-backed currency is actually less safe than an Internet currency in my mind.
I would like to say this for the record: that I am not trying to lose weight or gain weight. I am just trying to be the best version of myself, and that’s really important.
It’s exciting to have a role in anything that’s Claymation, just because you’re always intrigued by what a clay wizard version of yourself would be.
I myself don’t have Netflix. And recently, I was staying at a friend’s place who did, and I was feeling rather poorly one morning, and I sat down and watched the entire series of ‘The Killing,’ the American version of ‘The Killing’ in one day. I just got hooked. I thought, ‘Wow, I’ve never done this before.’
President Obama’s version of America is a divided one – pitting us against each other based on our income level, gender, and social status. His policies have failed! We are not better off than we were 4 years ago, and no rhetoric, bumper sticker, or campaign ad can change that.
Any woman who has ever worked in a gutsy male environment knows that the correct response to a randy remark is an even more salacious retort. But timid feminists don’t see it that way. To them, the proper reply is a lawsuit – that safe, modern version of the old slap in the face.
If I could go back I might change Geronimo a bit. If I do, it will be made a longer version.
The think that we hung the film version all on was ‘Hedwig’ on tour. On stage, it’s one theatre, one show. It just seemed natural to change it. In the film, we were able to go to flashback rather than have her talk to the audience. And we had the play to practice and to see where we had made mistakes.
What actor doesn’t want to walk around a set and be called ‘Mr. President?’ Playing POTUS is a kind of rite of passage among American actors – our version of playing Hamlet.
Franschhoek – French Corner – is a place which serves South Africans as a kind of sophisticated fantasy, an alternative version of what life could be. The small town is enclosed by wild mountains, at this time of year blue and dusty green.
Film rights were in the offing for ‘The Onion Field,’ eventually made into a movie in 1979; ‘The New Centurions’ became a 1972 film starring George C. Scott, while ‘The Blue Knight’ starred William Holden in a 1973 mini-series version.
The most important thing you can do as a performer is to be yourself, or be an onstage version of yourself. If you’re not being true to yourself, and somebody likes that other version of you, you’re kind of stuck.
One of my favourite pieces is ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ – I’d love to be in that. Or an alternative version of ‘Romeo & Juliet’ where I get to play Mercutio, something like that.
The version of me on the Internet, it’s not me. It’s one portion.
You would like me to say that the veil will be ripped from the voters’ eyes sometime between now and November, thereby restoring the proper version of Democracy to the House and Senate. I won’t say that, of course. The simple reason is, I don’t know.
A novelist’s sense that he or she is ‘above’ a certain genre mainly comes out of the notion that the genre is somehow a debased version of his or her preferred form.
I’ve been to the Bahamas. It’s a beautiful country with truly excellent people. When I took a cruise that docked for a couple hours in Nassau, it mostly reminded me of a giant version of my grandmother’s neighborhood in Mobile, Alabama… but with better accents.
It’s going to take every American playing on the same team – and everyone trying to be the best version of themselves – to make America great.
If you are a human being in modern society on planet Earth, you need money to do pretty much everything, especially to grow into a more expansive version of yourself.
When I was eight or nine, I wrote a new version of ‘Peter Pan’ for the school play. They didn’t use it – I imagine it was unperformable – but as recompense for not doing my script, I was offered any role, and instinctively went for Captain Hook. I came on trying to be terrifying, but everyone laughed at me.
I always want to spend time around people who lift me up and make me feel like my best version of myself. So if I can spend time around people that make me laugh or something like that, that’s incredible.
I often take things I find in vintage crawls and hand them to a very good seamstress, who then replicates them and makes a more robust version in different colors, with a pocket for my mic pack.
I like to come up with lots of different sounds. So the final version of a song might have been 10 completely different songs before we finally got it right.
Most video games, you build up toward the big, bad boss. And it’s just a bigger, more powerful version of what you’ve been fighting all along in the game.
I think the most insidious version of crunch is when you say, ‘Hey, I’m working for this triple-A video game; I personally want it to be as good as possible, so I’m going to stay tonight until 10 P.M. to finish this feature.’
I just try to be the best version that I can be, day in and day out.
I never understood why movies don’t have to be as responsible, or the responsibility stops with Rated R. I feel like music, you gotta – you put the sticker on it, you make the clean version, then you’re explaining yourself, and then you have to do charities to offset what you just said. No one else has to do this!
I loved the extended version of ‘Aliens’ because it shows just a little bit more that you don’t see and what they always show on television.
I’m going to say something rather controversial. Big data, as people understand it today, is just a bigger version of small data. Fundamentally, what we’re doing with data has not changed; there’s just more of it.
After the success of ‘Empire’ and ‘How to Get Away with Murder’ and ‘Scandal’ and ‘Power’ and ‘Black-ish’, which all had characters that were genuine, authentic, and had the language of real people, I found myself coming into pilot season and every network just wanted to have their version of one of those shows.
I started accessible GPS research in 1994 and the first version became available on a laptop in 2000.
Companies in Europe should stop trying to do the U.S. version of a European idea.
Our democracy, our constitutional framework is really a kind of software for harnessing the creativity and political imagination for all of our people. The American democratic system was an early political version of Napster.
I think what’s universal is the idea of auditioning. It’s something that you do in every kind of job market. You audition every time you go on a date, you audition at a job interview, and it’s always about trying to put the best version of yourself forward and seeing what sticks and what doesn’t.
I think I tended toward the Russian training because my first teacher taught a version of Vaganova, and it was drilled into me that that was the best system, and also at the time there were a lot of great Russian stars.
I probably wouldn’t make a good accountant. I don’t even understand what my accountant tells me. But the character is a sort of exaggerated version of me, he’s a little more frightened than I am, everything seems so much bigger to him than it does to me.
I write speculative fiction, and in my view, speculative fiction is really just a very intense version of the work of literature in general.
The working class of England today have no vision of society beyond the acquisitive – no version of themselves or their habits as anything other than transitional, on their way up or on their way out. The working class, at best, is a waiting room for people who aim to become middle class if possible.
I feel like writing a book there’s always a version in your head that’s an amazing version, but then you write the version that you can write.
I suspect that living 24/7 in workout attire is the clothing version of the messy topknot. We all know that your hair is dirty, or too long, or too frizzy, or your roots have grown out, but we are all going to accept it as fabulous because that’s the deal.
I went back to Australia to do a show called ‘The Beautiful Lie,’ which is a retelling of ‘Anna Karenina’ in a six-part mini-series – a modern, contemporary version.
Sometimes I implant thoughts, sometimes I extract thoughts, but I don’t like to explain it too much. It’s based on science, deduction, and reasoning – it’s a bit like what ‘Sherlock’ does, except that’s a dramatised version. I look at every clue around me.
By the time I got to Bournemouth Art College, I’d been so inspired by Sam Raimi and Robert Rodriguez and their tiny, no-budget films that I decided to do a feature-length version of ‘Fistful Of Fingers.’
I’m really Americanized. The only real Latina thing I do is cook rice and beans with chuletas and tostones. I do the healthier version of what my grandmother would have made: a lot less salt, a lot less fat, a lot more vegetables. Sometimes I serve it with brown rice, which is, like, sacrilegious.
Here is a guiding principle: If a business collects data on consumers electronically, it should provide them with a version of that data that is easy to download and export to another Web site.
I was doing a play out in L.A. 20-some-odd years ago called ‘Goose and Tomtom’ by David Rabe, and somebody saw it and the next thing I know I’m doing the table read of the film version of ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ with Al Pacino and Jack Lemmon – one of the great films of our generation.
Nothing wrong with making money or doing what you need to do to sell, but I think it shows when you’re writing something to pay the bills and when you’re writing something because it’s really your version of the world.
The idea that historians write the definitive version of something that will last for all time is less current than it used to be.
There is a version of me people see. I don’t think I play up to it, I think it’s more other people put it out there. People see the football side of me, but I’m a different character away from it.
‘The Christmas Song,’ by Nat King Cole, is not only a masterful performance; to me it just sounds like the holidays. I’ve never sung it, because Nat’s version is so perfect. I gotta leave it alone.
With an independent movie, it’s like, ‘Okay I know what I want, and I got to go for it.’ I just got to get the A version of this. Occasionally we’ll try a B version, but not often. We’ll just get what’s scripted and try to do that as best we can, so you sort of edit while you shoot an independent movie.
I think it’s natural if you’re doing a lot of comedy to do a lot of drama, because you have to figure out the real version of the joke.
I’m accepting I’m not living that younger, dreamed version of myself in the big city.
I got introduced to Maps by my label, and I liked his sound. I had been living with the original version of ‘Younger’ for quite a long time when I heard the result of his remix, and I loved it. It actually made me find a new love for the track.
Ireland has made its choice for the future and it has chosen the version of Irishness it will build. I know, and I will work with head and heart to be part of it with all of you in creating that future one in which all of us can be part of and part of us too.
I was traumatized by the cartoon version of ‘The Hobbit.’ It’s not supposed to be scary, I don’t think, but literally I think that’s the most scared I’ve ever been.
There are so many versions of Batman that I love so much from different artists that I had to almost stop trying to draw those versions and get past that and just draw the Jeff Lemire version of Batman eventually.
There are some decision-makers in the world whose version of sanity is a little different from what I consider the right one.
‘Be faithful to your roots’ is the liberal version of ‘Stay in your ghetto.’
That’s right; I was watching ‘From Russia With Love’, one of my favourite Bond movies, and suddenly thought that I’d love to see a version of this from Tatiana Romanova’s point of view. Or, better yet; what if she was the hero? What if this was her story, and Bond was just a side character?
When I’m going to see a comedian, I don’t want to see them hold back, and when I’m reading a book, I don’t want to hear an abridged version.
The companies that won’t do well will be the me-too companies: the fifth, sixth, seventh version of Twitter, etc.
Books on horse racing subjects have never done well, and I am told that publishers had come to think of them as the literary version of box office poison.
All this fashion stuff – who’s cool now – is just a bigger version of the cool kids versus the nerds.
‘NME’ and ‘Melody Maker’ were saying I was the next Lou Reed or Van Morrison. So, everyone has their own version as to when the height of my career was.
When I write a tune – and it’s been like this for many years – I always hear in the back of my head some sort of vague, orchestrated, fully fleshed-out big-band version of the song with other parts going on.
One of the first albums I can remember hearing was a Supertramp best of, with mostly ‘Breakfast in America’ songs on it. It’s kind of the same thing as the Flaming Lips, where there are these really melancholy lyrics and melodies, yet it’s extremely uplifting. They’re like a nonfuturistic version of the Flaming Lips.
I don’t believe in trying to be somebody you’re not – just be a bigger, better version of yourself.
John Cena is like the 2010 version of Bret Hart. Fans see him as a real decent, upstanding human being.
I always find the more you can draw on real life characters, people, situations, it works better. Certainly for designing a character, I prefer to draw on real people rather than other guys I’ve seen in movies, rather than ‘here’s my version of Clint Eastwood’ or whoever.
I don’t think there’s a… boundary between digital media and print media. Every magazine is doing an online version.
Official history is merely a veil to hide the truth of what really happened. When the veil is lifted, again and again we see that not only is the official version not true, it is often 100% wrong.
She came up with a whole way of doing fluoroscopy, which is kind of like a live version of X-ray, so that she could see the heart as it worked, not frozen in a picture.
I played Jonathan Livingston Seagull in a musical version of ‘Jonathan Livingston Seagull’ in Austin, TX. It was pretty special.
‘Ernest Borgnine’ is sort of my version of Woody Allen’s ‘Purple Rose Of Cairo’ in that it’s about the occasional difficulty of coming to terms with the cold hard facts and the temptation to escape into another world – like movies, for example. I’m a pro at escaping.
Apparently, when I was really little, I watched the film version of ‘The Secret Garden’ and thought it was, like, the best thing ever.
When I was at Capitol – and this was not Capitol’s fault – I was aiming, you know. I would listen to country radio and go, ‘What version of me does radio want?’
To me, success was not having to have a boss and not having a day job. I’ve been living my own version of success since the early ’90s when I first got signed. I haven’t had a job since then.
We didn’t have a lot of live theater in Oklahoma. I didn’t visit New York when I was growing up. I watched movie musicals, and I believed in an idealistic, idyllic version of Broadway.
I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.
Unlike the messier MySpace, Facebook has a cleaner and easier-to-customize interface and is much more, as Zuckerberg once described it to me, ‘utilitarian.’ I would call it useful and more relevant than other competitors, and a white-label version would likely be a hit.
Jazz should be recognized as music of the people, based in a lot of accents and melodies. What is jazz but music that people danced to? Jazz has the dynamic thing. I don’t think you have to be playing only Charlie Parker licks on your horn or whatever the new version of that is.
Wal-Mart is like a physical version of YouTube. You can find anything you want on YouTube. It let me access millions of people online who maybe wouldn’t have tried yoga. Wal-Mart carries a similar heavy weight in its ability to reach people.
Next time you look in the mirror, close your eyes and ask yourself when you feel like the best version of you. When you open them, act on that.
When I’m not working, I want to be the version of the person that I was born to be. I was born with curly hair. It fits my personality, and it’s totally who I am. I am rough around the edges, and I am not a polished girl.
When you see an early edited version, you’re not sure what it is. The movie is getting on its wobbly legs.
I’d forgotten I’d done the anime called Spirited Away, the English version of a Japanese film.
I now have a home recording studio, which I can operate entirely on my own, as well as a portable version of the same which allows me to record anywhere I like and simply swap out the hard drives for use in the home studio.
The difference between the American version of ‘Live Aid’ and the British one – in England, if you wanted a cup of tea, you made it yourself. If you wanted a sandwich, you bought it. In typical American style, at the American concert, there were laminated tour passes and champagne and caviar.
I can back myself as a longer version player.
In the past, once a movie musical was made, it was believed that you were left with that version, good or bad, for posterity.
My first memories of religion were being taken to Episcopal church. My father was Catholic, but my mother, I believe, was Episcopal. So I sort of veered off into the watered-down version of Catholicism.
I’m gonna be the best version of me. If there’s something I don’t know, I’m not afraid to ask.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
If you’ve done a brilliant version it becomes something else.
I’m doing something called ‘Olivia Twisted,’ that will start next year. There may be something in between, but right now, that’s the one that I’m slated to do next year. That’s a very ultra-modern version of ‘Oliver Twist,’ and it’s female-driven. It’s an action film, and it’s kind of dark and gritty.
I love Emmylou Harris’s version of my song, ‘Sweet Old World.’ Her intonation is great.
It can’t hurt to go to the people you love, whose blood type courses through your veins and whose DNA, from a certain angle, contains many of the same markings as yours. You don’t have to take their advice, but let them share their version of solutions to life’s difficulties. Good or bad – it could be interesting.
If you want to do a female version of ‘The Expendables,’ I’ll be in that one.
I was never much of a club guy. Even when I was in New York in the early eighties, I never was once in Studio 54. It was too noisy. My version of those years mostly took place at my house.
Say ‘Toronto’ or ‘Ontario,’ and the immediate thought associations are with a somewhat blander version of North America: a United States with a welfare regime and a more polite street etiquette, and the additionally reassuring visage of Queen Elizabeth on the currency.
One of the first serious attempts I made to write a novel was when I was in Grade 6 and I had read ‘Matilda.’ I wrote my own version and my teacher had it bound and permitted me to read it to the class – cementing my love of reading, writing and Roald Dahl!
Family involvement is a valuable thing and playing together actively can be the ’90s version of it. Instead of just watching, you can do it together… something we don’t spend enough time on. We can motivate and excite each other about fitness.
I want to be free to be any version of me I feel like being. I don’t want to be McDonald’s that serves the same food every time.
I have not seen the Hindi version or the first season of ‘Big Boss Telugu.’ I will bring my own style to the show, using my understanding of how the format works.
You get the older version of women that you’ve played before.
With Twitter, it’s a little harder to tell jokes that somebody hasn’t heard already. You have all these people out there sharing their opinions and telling jokes in real time, and by the time you get on, somebody’s already done some version of what you’re trying to do.
A movie that I’ve seen probably the most is ‘Fanny & Alexander,’ the Ingmar Bergman movie. I even dragged my friends to the super long version that had an intermission. I don’t know how much they liked me that day.
One can only hope the person you love will make you the best version of yourself.
Possibly the fact that I was physically quite feeble, a relatively short little fellow, attracted me to that idea of a very authoritative and aggressive version of Conservative politics.
Five or six songs leaked from the original version of ‘Encore.’ So I had to go in and make new songs to replace them.
Keep a Day Timer so you know where you are supposed to be and when. Whether this system is in a tangible, printed version or on your mobile device, by having a Day Timer, you can stay organized throughout the day.
I used to let my job define who I was. I like this version of me now, the one that values his job but doesn’t put it at the top of the heap.
I drank the Kool-Aid of being a network star. Once it didn’t happen, I realized it wasn’t the best version of my comedy.
‘The Sound of Things Falling’ may be a page turner, but it’s also a deep meditation on fate and death. Even in translation, the superb quality of Vasquez’s prose is evident, captured in Anne McLean’s idiomatic English version. All the novel’s characters are well imagined, original and rounded.
And eventually as I kept writing it, something emerged that was not quite me but a version of me.
People who are deceptive themselves have a really good ear for deception. They know when somebody’s telling the truth or not, and so one of the ways around that is to always be telling the truth – or some version of it.
I think the most productive thing to do during times of change is to be your best self, not the best version of someone else.
The Rolling Stones are so versatile, they’re like the band version of that Infinite Dress they sell on QVC.
Hollywood is like a really sad, grown up version of high school where people get labeled as ‘cool,’ ‘not cool,’ ‘jock,’ ‘bombshell,’ ‘quirky’… it’s like a caste system. You’re either in, or you’re out.
Grunge is a hippied romantic version of punk.
Exercise is the yuppie version of bulimia.
I’ll do any kind of movie, as long as it’s a good version of it.
Miramax seems to be showing the same faith in Roberto Benigni’s ‘Pinocchio’ that the Republican Party showed in Trent Lott; the live-action version of Carlo Collodi’s fairy tale about the wooden puppet whose only ambition was to be a real live boy was sneaked into theaters Christmas Day.
The influence of John Hughes is fully felt in the melodrama ‘Donnie Darko.’ This first film written and directed by Richard Kelly is a wobbly cannonball of a movie that tries to go Mr. Hughes one better; it’s like a Hughes version of a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
I believe in Wonder Woman and the true spirit of Wonder Woman, and I wanted to tell that story. I didn’t want to make her an alt version of Wonder Woman.
One of the things I would like to do is make up stories that I would have enjoyed when I was a kid. So, if I’m thinking about an audience, it’s usually a younger version of myself.
A film adaptation is, I hope, the director’s version. A new creation.
Conventional forms of narrative allow for different points of view, but for this book I wanted a structure whereby each of the main characters contributed a distinctive version of the story.
Deathstroke is the dark-mirror version of Batman, basically. He is every bit as resourceful, every bit as ruthless, every bit as powerful as Batman.
Everything I do is part of my passion. I do the things I like to do. It’s sort of a bigger version of having more than one hobby. I love to play piano, sing, and act. I love to do all those things.
You’d have to go all the way back to 1972 to find a version of me who didn’t care about theater, who didn’t read Playbill and watch the Tony Awards, or get why Bob Fosse’s choreography was so groundbreaking that all you need to say is ‘Fosse hands’ and theater people know what you mean.
The do-it-yourself version of pensions is a flop, as many Americans have painfully learned.
I just didn’t expect an acoustic version of Rock’n’Roll All Nite.
I passionately believe if you put on an act, the audience will be able to tell. That does not mean that I am going to be talking in top volume all the time in private conversations… Clearly, broadcasting has to be an extension of yourself; it’s an exaggerated version of you.
The very first film I ever made, when I was seven years old, when I got my hands on a camcorder, was a remake of ‘Poltergeist,’ which I hadn’t seen yet because my parents wouldn’t allow me to. But I made my own version of it, and it starred my brother in a bed sheet.
The idea of taking a brand that already exists and making a really poor-looking version of it, with acrylic or puffy paint, is really aesthetically pleasing to my eyes and also funny.
The experience of reading a book is always unique. I believe that you render a version of the story, when you read a book, in a way that is unique and special to each person who reads it.
I just want to be the best version of me.
I worked for Sarah Palin. I have the political staffer version of P.T.S.D., so whenever I hear that she’s breaking her silence, my heart stops.
The reality is that a consumer culture which chucks out its iPhones for a new version every nine months is completely unsustainable, because Earth has already reached the tipping point. ‘The General Strike’ attempts to personalize these issues and encourage listeners to look for a new model.
First of all, I’m in favor of making price gouging a crime, and in fact, one the reasons I didn’t vote for the Republican House version was because there were too many breaks for the oil companies.
I wish it were simply a nightmare, but I think that any reasonable person watching American politics would come to the conclusion that a second Bush administration would in fact incorporate a more radicalized version of what we’ve seen in the first administration.
When anyone pitches me – and I’ve heard it a million times: ‘It’s the black Seinfeld,’ or, ‘It’s the new version of something that’s already been successful’ – I immediately shut it off. I won’t ever entertain doing ‘the new version of such-and-such.’
Sometimes, violent details have been eliminated from fairy tales simply because they were deemed too graphic. So one does not, at the end of Disney’s version of ‘Cinderella,’ see the stepsisters’ eyes get pecked and pecked by doves, because Disney wanted to market the story for wholesome family viewing.
I have always been drawn to young characters and seeing big tapestries through the eyes of a child. It probably comes from being a father myself and having a young son and seeing the world through his eyes. I write stories that are sort of the exaggerated version of that.
My bedtime was 8 P.M. But on ‘Cosby’ nights, I got to stay up until 8:30. Real big deal. This is when they could afford to do a completely different title sequence in TV every year. I always looked forward to that. It was like a mini musical at the top of the show. My favorite was the Top Hat fancy version.
Rebecca Black might sing like a robot, but that’s just proof she has evolved beyond us. Her vocal is just a slightly exaggerated version of the robot glitch-twitch stutter that’s been mainstream pop vocalese for the past 10 years or so.
I can remember when I was a baby and my mother was there watching the show. I went and bought 100 episodes and watched them. I respect it so much that the sitcom itself and Ed Norton; I’m not playing Ed Norton but my version of it, cause I’m a black man.
I abhor the words ‘classical music.’ Few things satisfy me more than a really good cover version.
What I’ve learned, traveling the country and doing book signings, Mama’s biscuits – you know, somebody in Montana’s got their version of Mama’s biscuits, somebody in California’s got their version – so it made me realize that we’re not as regionalized as we think we are.
I believe God gives people the right to say no, to resist, to refuse, to reject, to cling to their sins, to cling to their version of their story.
Reality has been so politicized such that people truly believe, mostly, that there are two versions of reality: a conservative and a liberal version. In my mind, there’s only one version of reality and then those who lie about it. Much as in a court of law.
I don’t know what my version of a relationship or marriage is yet, because the typical model seems a little broken to me.
Tully was the first young, handsome, cocky, well-dressed bad guy. He was our version of Ric Flair before I knew who Ric Flair was. This was before cable TV or any of that, and Tully was our Ric Flair.
I’m on my version of the protein diet, but there ain’t no protein in it. It’s a Krispy Kreme doughnut between two Cinnabons. And you soak it overnight in Red Bull. Then you chase it with a Snickers.
When like-minded people, talking mostly with one another, end up thinking a more extreme version of what they thought before they started to talk… If you put a bunch of rebels in a room and ask them to discuss rebellion, they’ll get more extreme.
Rave music sounds like an electronic disco version of ’30s Universal monster movies.
Then, in 2000, John Reid, Elton John’s former manager, asked me to audition for the stage version of The Graduate he was producing. So I worked on it, got the part, and after three weeks’ rehearsal I was on stage!
I’ve always been a gamer. I play a version of Dungeons & Dragons.
I’m speaking in very broad brushstrokes, but in France, there’s generally this idea that you should look like the best version of the age that you are.
I’m always trying to find ways to evolve. Evolution, for me, is a very spiritual thing, getting closer to the creator, closer to God, and becoming a better version of yourself.
The Taliban is the Muslim version of the Salem witch trials.
Some characters think more like me than others; some think more like my dad or someone else. It certainly is made up of my experiences, things I’ve heard, things I think are funny, things I think are sad. There’s sort of a strange, blurry version of yourself in there.
This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
A lot of the reason the Universal version of ‘Heights’ went away is that they were afraid they didn’t have a big enough Latino star to bankroll this movie. The people I dealt with at the studio who wanted to make this movie were very passionate about it.
Getting to wear Chanel is my version of a fairy tale. Not that I would wear it every day – my style is more jeans and T-shirts – but it’s kind of fun.
There just isn’t a version of ‘socialism in one country’ around in the 21st century. I think it’s really important that we don’t fall for this nirvana of ‘Let’s just get out, and we can create a socialist Britain.’
If I speak my version of Spanish in Spain, they laugh. Same with Mexico. It’s an alien world to me.
I’m a flamboyant type of guy, a cooler version of Liberace.
I have written my own screen version of Pern, but had no buyers yet.
When you act, you’re always playing a version of yourself. You can’t bring more to the role than what you are.
There is a lot of interest in the arts, music, theatre, filmmaking, engineering, architecture and software design. I think we have now transitioned the modern-day version of the entrepreneur into the creative economy.
The Danish glee: the national version of cheerfulness.
I watched the Telugu version of ‘Pokkiri’ several times. Of course, I wielded the megaphone for the Tamil version. The script is very close to my heart.
I’m gonna forget all the negative press and focus on being the best version of myself.
Oracle’s latest database, version 12c, was specifically designed for the cloud. Oracle 12c makes all your Oracle applications multitenant applications without you having to make any changes whatsoever to your applications.
The ‘Beavis and Butt-head’ movie was just a movie-length version of the TV show.
Whenever you do something, people try to re-do it and do a better version, especially if they’re in another country.
I was well under the spell of the old Gold Medal Crime novels when I wrote ‘Savage Season,’ and I wanted to write a modern version of that. I had tried the same thing with ‘Cold in July,’ and I wanted to give it another go.
Radio 4 Extra is the network which offers the broadcasting version of eternal life.
I don’t want to stand in front of a whole lot of fakeys. If I’m going to meet someone and say hello, I want to feel like I’m really meeting that person, not a masked version. I want to give that to people when they meet me. You don’t have to like it. I’m not looking for you to like it; I’m looking to be myself.
In a sense, a hit belongs to the person who made it popular, but if a tune is good enough to attain tremendous success, then it certainly deserves more than one version, one treatment, one approach.
The team behind ‘The Lego Movie’ approached me. They wanted to do something extra special for the Academy Award performance of best song nominee ‘Everything is Awesome.’ They had seen my earlier version of a Lego Oscar statue, and I was happy to take on the challenge.
You should realize that there is only one version of yourself in the world and that your flaws make you beautiful.
Music television is all about the media-oriented version of what it is to be a rock star; it’s not about what Bob Dylan or Jimi Hendrix were about – which included great images, sure, but they had spiritual and political and revolutionary content, too.
For me, ‘The Goldbergs’ was about surviving a crazy family – and believe me, the show is a sanitized version!
There’s a lot of integrity with musicians; you really still aspire to grow, and be great, to be the best version of yourself you can be.
I always try to scour local vintage shops and antique stores as much as I can while I’m on the road – it’s my version of hunting for buried treasure.
‘Cry Baby’ is like this fairytale version of me. A lot of it is based on real events, and some of it is made up to make it more whimsical.
People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.
Whether in light touches or for a more glamorous look, I never go out without make-up – even if it’s only a lick of mascara. And I always wear perfume, a light or more intense version.
Use each interaction to be the best, most powerful version of yourself.
I think sex is very interesting for most people, but I’m interested in sex as a way of communication, I’m not that interested in the fantasy version of a sex scene.
I watch people, friends of mine, and see how they portray themselves online and I find interesting that it’s kind of a hyper-real version of yourself, how you’d like to be seen, in a way.
In 2008, while the film version of my book ‘Choke’ was coming to market, my mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. That meant that I had to appear in public to promote a comedy about a son trying to save his dying mother – the plot of Choke – while privately I was caring for my own dying mother. It was torture.
The brain builds a version of the universe and projects this version of the universe like a bubble all around us. So I can say with some certainty, ‘I think therefore I am.’ But I cannot say, ‘You think therefore you are,’ because you are within my perceptual bubble.
Growing up as a young black girl in Potomac, Maryland was easy. I had a Rainbow Coalition of friends of all ethnicities, and we would carelessly skip around our elementary school like the powerless version of Captain Planet’s Planeteers.
I think you’re attracted to things that are different from yourself in a character because it’s more interesting, and you get to play out a fantasy version of yourself.
Many girls aspire to a version of selfhood that puts a psychological glass ceiling on their potential to succeed. They suffer from what I call the Curse of the Good Girl: the pressure to be liked by everyone, generous to a fault, and flawless at everything you do.
When it comes to consumer electronics, I’m a big fat sucker, because even though I know you should never, ever buy anything until the second version of it is released, I just can’t resist. I live in a state of perpetual Beta.
I’ll get cast occasionally as sort of the jerk version of myself, and I have fun doing that. But it’s really better for everyone if I stay behind the camera.
‘Animal Kingdom’ feels like a suburban Melbourne version of ‘The Godfather ‘to me. It’s epic and Shakespearean in its story, and yet you still feel like you can reach out and touch it.
Bond in ‘Goldeneye’ is pretty much a set character. To be honest, he’s another version of Connery, and Connery was terrific. How many submarines can you blow up? How many control rooms are evaporating?
The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors.
I’m a traditionalist with suits. It doesn’t need extra pockets, and I don’t want headphone jacks in my jacket. I appreciate designers who do different things, but for me, the most basic version of that item is what I want.
We’re on Twitter with one side of our personality, and Facebook with another, and LinkedIn with another side of our personality, and we’re toggling between them. That’s just a version of what an impostor does: shifting from one side of their personality to another with lightning speed.
I’m trying to be the most vibrant version of myself.
When I was first approached for ‘Pass the Plate,’ I was thrilled because I love to cook. And I love to cook healthy. The reason I started cooking was because I would go to restaurants and have just amazing food but feel so heavy and gross. I would go home and try to cook the same thing, but a healthy version.
I don’t have parts of my body that I hate or would like to trade for somebody else’s or wish I could surgically adjust into some fantasy version of what they are.
Being a novelist is the adult version of a kid creating a make-believe world. But unlike a child, a writer of fiction has to come up with a structured story, one that has as much meaning for others as it has for her.
I didn’t want to make a caricature version of Elektra.
I can say the one good thing is for every year where I grow up, I am kinder to myself, and I would say to the younger version of me, ‘I love my body, and I have learnt to stop looking in the mirror at the things I want to change.’
Like every child of divorce, I had parent-trap fantasies. In fact, ‘The Parent Trap’ was my favourite movie. I was a Nineties baby, so I particularly loved the Lindsay Lohan version.
The original Spencer Tracy version of ‘The Old Man and the Sea’ was always terribly flawed because of the over-reliance on voice over, but it’s still a beautiful movie.
The text loses its virginity simply by being staged: it’s no longer the abstract ideal version; it’s an event.
My fear in converting it to 3-D is that people will say, ‘Oh, it’s the 3-D ‘Clash of the Titans.’ No, it’s ‘Clash of the Titans,’ the movie, and then, on top of that, you have the 3-D conversion. The 2-D movie works as well as the 3-D movie. I want to make sure that people like the 2-D version.
I started out in the theater, and my background is classical. I’d love to be in a film version of a Shakespeare play.
Volunteering has been undervalued in Britain for a long time. Often it has been seen as a kind of cut-price, amateur version of work that would be better done by the state. When politicians speak about it, people hear in the background the sound of budgets being cut.
The tsar of War and Peace, especially in the BBC version, is a complete popinjay and a useless character. The real tsar, Alexander I, had an amazing career.
Not everybody wants to be Mark Zuckerberg, but everybody wants to create a little piece of the American dream, the Silicon Valley version. I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Every day you go to the gym, you’ve got to become a better version of yourself. You’ve got to never believe you’ve fully evolved.
Even if a university should turn out to be another version of a school, I had decided I could lose myself afterwards as an anonymous particle of the London I already loved.
I’m just going to keep pushing and try and be the best of version that I can be of me.
I have a lot of secret uses for sour cream, which is the magic ingredient in my mac and cheese. It’s an old-timey, Southern version, and the sour cream makes it that much creamier. Oh, it’s so good!
I think anytime there’s a big show on a network, people are also looking for what’s the indie, stepchild version of this, the real DIY version?
Watching the completed version of The Two Towers for example, I was very conscious of scenes – sometimes whole sequences – that I had seen being filmed or edited but which hadn’t made it into the final cut.
My kids are good artists, and they do a pretty good version of Dad in their caricatures.
I rely on my iPad for on-the-go entertainment. I stock it with TV shows, like ‘Parks and Recreation’ and the British version of ‘The Office.’ I’m reading a Charles Manson biography on it too, since I’m weirdly into true crime.
There’s something grounded about ‘Ugly Americans,’ so I think it’s good that I’m playing a version of myself in these elevated cartoon circumstances.
Someday, I expect to see a television version of ‘Hamlet’ and see Hamlet come on during the intermission and hold up his sword and say ‘This is made of the same fine steel as such-and-such razor blades.’
Islamism is an ideology that seeks to impose any version of Islam over society.
In the case of The Loved One, I was hired to collaborate on an updated version of the book.
Dixie Chicks surprised me with a beautiful three-part harmony version of ‘I’ll Take Care of You.’ And Don Henley’s performance of ‘The Heart of the Matter’ still just slays me every time I hear it.
I’ve always been an actor, even when I was doing improv and my own version of stand up.
When I was a kid, my favorite movies were the George Pal version of ‘War Of The Worlds,’ ‘Them,’ and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers.’ Those movies were scary! They haunted my nightmares for years, so when I started writing, I wanted to write a story that was just as big and just as scary.
I strongly support the bipartisan immigration measure previously passed by the Senate, and when I served in Congress I was proud to have helped introduce the House version of the bill. I also strongly support the DREAM Act.
There are millions of Americans who belong by nature in movie theaters as they belong at political rallies or in fortuneteller parlors and on the shoot-the-chutes. To these millions, the movies are a sort of boon – a gaudier version of religion.
Although I’m Australian, I find myself much more in sympathy with the Austrian version!
I’m always flattered when people on the far Left manufacture a new version of being ‘offended.’ They can be quite creative in finding something that hurts their feelings.
That’s what records do: represent a compressed, heightened version of the sound. Because of the compression of the tubes and microphones and the wax, it’s magic!
I tried to make a ‘When Doves Cry’ in a rap version. I used a lot of instruments and I broke it down like I thought Prince would do, and that’s the song I sent to Big Boi.
I guess people feel like they kind of know me. The game developer me, or the Twitter persona, that’s Notch. It’s a censored version. The real me is Markus.
Your circumstances can have an effect on you as a person. If you are nurtured and looked after by the right people, you can be the best version of yourself.
My mother was born in Burma, but my grandfather on her side was Indian-Spanish. So I have this quite exotic mix, which is reflected in my earliest memories, in our Wiltshire country kitchen, of gran, and aunts, cooking spicy stewy, casseroley curries, a version of Indian food with a Burmese twist.
‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ is a great classic by Paul McCartney and John Lennon, I sure love that song. I did like the classic version, a rock-oriented song, then someone heard me do it with the Grant Green approach – Grant Green and Larry Young did it, with a bossa nova beat on the funky side.
I think all of my male characters, I suppose, in all of my films, they’re not necessarily the traditional version of masculinity.
A lot of big studio films, which are fun and great, tend to have a formula, and you’ve seen it before, and it’s a new version of it.
So we’re considering doing a new Christmas album, because there’s been Christmas episodes since then, and maybe finally do the version of ‘The Most Offensive Song Ever’ with lyrics intact.
I’m tryna figure out when I’m gonna do my version of the Moonwalk… It’s coming, you know? That Dolla $ign moonwalk is comin’.
You know, it’s a big version of an episode, which I think is necessary at this point because we’re drawing in people who not only people who have seen the show before and are devoted to it, but people who have never seen it before.
For each gene in your genome, you quite often get a different version of that gene from your father and a different version from your mother. We need to study these relationships across a very large number of people.
I’m doing my best to raise my son and give him a nurturing, loving, and caring environment so he can grow up and be the best version of himself.
When you’re writing, it’s so absorbing. It’s like a drop cloth goes over you, and the world outside falls away, but you do have a miniature version of the world, your own world, that you actually have some control over. I love to work.
I’m used to being coached. Something I learned long ago is that a coach is trying to make you better and to be the best version of yourself.
There’s always a version of me who is the narrator. And I make myself look better than other people.
I think you have to be careful with spices. Kids’ palates can be very delicate, and they might not like things overspiced. In my cookbooks for kids, I do a milder version of my signature spice blend, Emeril’s Essence, called Baby Bam, which has no cayenne pepper.
I’m always about, ‘What is the most productive version of what I’m putting into the world?’ Something that can be engaged by all folks. I don’t have to change everyone.
The more of what our music does violates the premise of its format that it’s presented in, the better. So, hearing our music in the supermarket, a Muzak version, is great.
For the Greeks, there was no single canonical version of creation, but a number of overlapping stories.
Film is just a different version of what we did round the campfire when we were Neanderthals. We tell stories so people can learn things and relativise things.
I know that a man’s version of a tough woman is very different from a woman’s version.
The best version of Foursquare is the one you don’t think about using.
Oh my gosh, I’d give so much advice to a younger version of myself. I would say it really does get better as you get older. The things that mean so much, the things that seem like, you know, it’s going to cause the end of the world, are all things that I’ve already forgotten.
In 1916, Universal Studios released the first filmed adaptation of Jules Verne’s novel ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.’ Georges Melies made a film by that name in 1907, but, unlike his earlier adaptations of Verne, Melies’ version bears no resemblance to the book.
As an actor, you are either emulating someone else, or some version of yourself.
A drone is a high-tech version of an old army and a musket. It ought to be used in Somalia to hunt bad guys, but not in America. I don’t want to see it hovering over anybody’s home.
Usually, you see this play as a guy who can’t make up his mind, but our version is more of a revenge thriller than a man who is pontificating what he should do next. I’ve never seen a ‘Hamlet’ this big, this exciting, with this many cast members; it’s quite a spectacle.
Don’t do anyone else’s version of a hit song – it’s gonna sound terrible. You just have to do what you do well and crank it up to 11.
In the interest rate area, traders have for a long time used a version of what is known as Black’s model for European bond options; another version of the same model for caps and floors; and yet another version of the same model for European swap options.
We all have our vanities. The retouching magazines like ‘Vogue’ do is the professional version of the retouching we do when we, for example, apply Instagram filters to the pictures we take and share on our social networks.
I’ve been obsessed with David Letterman forever, and I’d love to be the drag version of David Letterman.
I think we have a very Disneyfied, sterilized version of what an evil witch is nowadays.
Every girl wishes she was Juliet in some version of their life.
When I lived in Greece and off the coast of Italy, I enjoyed a branzino dish so much that I created my own version.
If you are a great news organization, you can’t have the best obtainable version of the truth if your vision and your scale is reduced to a fraction of its former self.
The Japanese version comes with a translation, but that’s different from the lyrics, so people could look things up and find a translation of their own if they’re interested.
I’m like the female version of George Clooney in ‘Up in the Air.’ I have to have an eye mask, and Amore Pacific has this cream face mask that’s moisturizing. Moisture is so important in the stuffy, dry air on a plane.
If you write a lovely story about India, you’re criticized for selling an exotic version of India. And if you write critically about India, you’re seen as portraying it in a negative light – it also seems to be a popular way to present India, sort of mangoes and beggars.
In any relationship that comes to an end, there’s never just a baseline reason why. You say, ‘Oh, I broke up with my girlfriend.’ Someone says, ‘Why?’ You say, ‘Well, you got three hours? And then maybe after I tell you my version, you’ve got to talk to her.’
My favourite game is wiffle ball, a fake version of baseball with a plastic ball and bat that’s really for kids.
I was about 12 when I first encountered ‘The Moonstone’ – or a Classics Illustrated version of it – digging through an old trunk in my grandfather’s house on a rainy Bengali afternoon.
The original version of C did not have structures. So to make tables of objects, process tables and file tables and this tables and that tables, it really was fairly painful.
I was taught nothing about the suffragettes in school. The version I eventually got was mainly about the peaceful campaigning of the constitutional suffragists. Their work was vital, but there was this other, not widely known story of the women who risked everything, who were prepared to break every taboo.
It’s exhausting trying to impress someone and be a version of yourself that might be attractive to them.
You don’t think that mean people can be funny, and Jane Lynch is the epitome of that. If there could be, like, a gay version of ‘Mean Girls,’ I’d totally be in it.
After launching the first version of Facebook for a few thousand users, we would discuss how this should be built for the world. It wasn’t even a thought that maybe it could be us. We always thought it would be someone else doing it.
There is no picturesque version of what self-care looks like; it’s different for every person who wants to practice it.
When I think of my version of a role model, it’s not about being the perfect Samaritan; it’s just being out there and being honest and happily imperfect.
There’s always going to be a separate version of you that people will create, and you have no control over it.
Dementia resembles delirium in the same way an ultra-marathon resembles a dash across the street. Same basic components, vastly different scale. If you’ve run delirium’s course once or twice in your life, try to imagine a version that never ends.
I believe that one of the secret engines that allows cinema to work, and have the marvelous power over us that it does, is the fact that for thousands of years we have spent eight hours every night in a ‘cinematic’ dream-state, and so are familiar with this version of reality.
I supported and voted for the public option in the version of the Affordable Care Act passed by the U.S. House. Had it been incorporated into the final version of the ACA, it would have done much to increase the competitiveness of ACA Exchange Marketplaces.
It’s a cliche, but Americans are puritanical. In their movies, they are scared of sex, but they overindulge in violence. I could have cut a G-rated version of ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ that would have pleased the American ratings board, but it would have been five minutes long.
I wake up every morning trying to be a new, better person and version of myself. I never try and be the same thing. So that’s what’s going to be hard for girls to keep up with me, because I’m always ever-evolving my style.
Lauren Goode and I have agreed that the next version of the Mac software – all of them are named after places in California – should be named either Bridgeport or Warwick.
It’s not that I’m trying to write another ‘7 Years’ or a new version of ‘Mama Said.’ Songs just kind of come out of nowhere, and you need to catch them when they do.
I’m looking for backing for an unauthorized auto-biography that I am writing. Hopefully, this will sell in such huge numbers that I will be able to sue myself for an extraordinary amount of money and finance the film version in which I will play everybody.
Hockey historians say the handshake dates to English settlers in Canada, who preached an upper-class version of sportsmanship in the 19th century. Soon, tough kids in urban and prairie rinks began imitating imagined dukes and earls of the old country.
I like to think of ‘Illuminate’ as the mature version of the previous one, a year older, more experience.
Even though I’m a hairdresser and I love doing hair, I feel like I don’t look like a groomer. When I think of how a groomer would look in relation to the first version of ‘Queer Eye,’ I feel like I don’t fit in that box.
I am fine with ‘Puppy Love.’ I hated it for a while. But I still sing it. I have a country version, a sexy version and a cheesy nightclub version. I am trying to infuse it with maturity. I will never escape that song. I will always be Mr. ‘Puppy Love.’
Getting the approval of Ric Flair is the wrestling world’s version of Johnny Carson calling you over to the desk after you just crushed a standup set on ‘The Tonight Show.’
We use many expressions of fennel: blended with potato, it’s an earthy, rich puree; the raw fronds add a fresh, green note; and the braised version gives it a luscious, home-cooked feel, something people can connect to – you need that in any dish.
I’m so happy to have been a part of that process and I would go straight back into the desert in a ton of chain mail for Ridley any day of the week. He’s an amazing director and I can’t wait to see the long version.
There’s something about the superheroes and the idea behind their relationship with humans, whether it’s a metaphor for the better part of ourselves, or the more flawed part of ourselves. So it seems to really be our own pop-culture version of Greek mythology.
My version of a good role model is everything that I have strived to become over the years, as I have a deep desire to live an honest life and give relentlessly and openly to people who look up to me.
My customer has her own sense of style and knows herself well. My goal is to help women become the best version of themselves.
A lot of kids only know ‘E.T.’ from the digitally-enhanced version.
My plan for the online version of ‘Famous Monsters’ is to become an online ‘uncle’ to an entire group of people who have never read or heard of ‘Famous Monsters of Filmland.’ The site will not be written in a scholarly fashion. It will be written in a playful, ‘Hey, check this out!’ kind of way.
A book is a version of the world. If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.
My dad still hasn’t heard ‘I Love My Dad,’ and I’m sure he’ll say something like, ‘It’s good, but I love your version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’!’ My dad loves my live albums – he’s obsessed with the live version of ‘Little Drummer Boy’ for some reason.
I’m a huge, huge fan of almost everything British. I love ‘The Office’ – I was a faithful follower of that show before the American version.
Choosing sepia is all to do with trying to make the image look romantic and idealistic. It’s sort of a soft version of propaganda.
With a lot of shows, what you’ll see happen is they start off really well, and they’re very original, but they become sort of a version of themselves. They stand outside the show… they become a cliche of the show they once were. That’s the whole ‘jumping the shark’ thing.
Early-twentieth-century abstraction is art’s version of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. It’s the idea that changed everything everywhere: quickly, decisively, for good.
New York for me is about work. If L.A. were to become a West Coast version of that, I’d shoot myself. The climate, the lifestyle – it really fits as the yin to my New York yang.
I think we all have blocks between us and the best version of ourselves, whether it’s shyness, insecurity, anxiety, whether it’s a physical block, and the story of a person overcoming that block to their best self. It’s truly inspiring because I think all of us are engaged in that every day.
In Los Angeles, parenting is a competitive sport. From Beverly Hills baby boutiques to kids’ yoga classes, L.A. fuses high style, industrial-strength materialism, and parental outsourcing into our own unique version of child-rearing.
The ‘PBS NewsHour’ podcast is the audio version of the nightly TV broadcast.
I’m not trying to be the younger, blonder version of anyone. I’m trying to be Tomi.
My father was Mickey Katz, who worked with Spike Jones and then went on to improvise some successful Yiddish parodies, some of which I perform. My favorite was ‘Geshray of the Vilde Kotchke,’ his version of ‘Cry of the Wild Goose.’
It’s actually pretty complex, because there’s two levels of reality in the narrative. One is what really took place, and the other is Spider’s poisoned version of what took place.
‘Mask’ wasn’t the version that I wanted when it was originally released. It made money, but it would have made a lot more money. My version was a lot less depressing – tragic, but a lot less depressing.
In the next few years I’d love to play a female version of Doctor Who. I know exactly how I would play her – she would be crafty in a clever kind of way.
My opinion is that music is music. As long as you approach doing a remix with truth, I don’t see the dance remixes being any different than an hip-hop remix- it’s really a different version of the song.
Creating a body of mathematics is about intellectual labor, not some kind of transcendental revelation. There are plenty of important components of European fractal geometry that are missing from the African version.
I think all good reporting is the same thing – the best attainable version of the truth.
Every time I see something about the Wild West, I’m reminded that our version of history may not be what really happened.
It is not hard to see why Trump might choose Putin as his fantasy friend. Putin is the real-world version of the person Trump pretends to be on television.
My life growing up was a twisted Bronx version of ‘The Color Purple.’ It had a much different soundtrack and no trees, but that desperation was the same.
Whether it’s ‘Veep’ or ‘Homeland’ or ‘The West Wing’ – which is a more idealised version of democracy – people are fascinated by politics.
He considers the theatrical version of Fanny and Alexander an amputated version of what his original film was, and he doesn’t really like the shorter film.
Claude Debussy’s ‘Children’s Corner’ is a suite with six movements just for piano. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli and Alfred Cartot’s versions are amazing, but my favorite is Menininha Lobo’s. Her version was done when she was an old lady – and you can hear it.
I watched ‘Iron Chef ‘ for years, and I thought, ‘That’s playing for the New York Yankees.’ I made that my version of being Derek Jeter, and I worked really, really hard to win that.
How terrible would it have been if I had come out with some watered-down version of who I am? People fell in love with the real me, and I still feel blessed that that was how the journey began.
I have a lot of favorite songs. One of them is Lyle Lovett’s version of ‘If I Needed You.’
I am pleased to say that as I get older, I get less and less like the sitcom ‘Miranda.’ She is really a clown character, a heightened version of the 20-something me.
Even on the stage, I’ve played a bit of a persona, and the persona I played was a much brasher, more arrogant, less aware, less educated version of me.
I only write about stuff that sort of happens to me, and then I blow it up into a much funnier version.
To this day, I like the version of movies that don’t have the curse words. I’m very reserved that way.
My favourite two festivals have always been the Big Day Out and Summersonic in Japan. The Big Day Out is a little more fun because it lasts longer. It’s like an abbreviated version of the Warped tour because you get to play with the same people every day, which is really fun.
You almost can’t avoid having some version of the multiverse in your studies if you push deeply enough in the mathematical descriptions of the physical universe.
A rap dude has his rap persona, his hyper version of himself. Do you know Method Man’s real name? Or Elton John, Marylin Monroe? You make up this character. That’s kind of what we have done with Die Antwoord, playing with characters.
My version of Superman is essentially of a guy who has spent his whole life alone.
Most people don’t know that I am an accomplished dramatic actor… But I’ve performed in several Shakespeare productions including Hamlet, except in this version, Hamlet lives in an apartment with two women, and has to pretend he’s gay so that the landlord won’t evict him.
I tell students, ‘If you are learning from YouTube I almost don’t want to teach you because what you learn from YouTube it takes 10 times as long to unlearn.’ They do an approximation of the centre of the note, an approximation of the interpretation, a cloned version.
I don’t censor myself, but I don’t want to force my sick-skewed version of the world, either.
I don’t believe in personal immortality; the only way I expect to have some version of such a thing is through my books.
There will always be a replacement coming along very soon – a newer version, a crazier version, a louder version. So if you haven’t got a long-term plan, then you are merely a passing phase, the latest trend, yesterday’s event.
We’re sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers. He’s a guy that wants to serve his country, but he’s not a flag-waver. We’re reinterpreting, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was.
I’m now an agnostic but I grew up on the King James version, which I’m eternally grateful for.
I like the original Metallica version they did on ‘Garage Days’ – ‘Last Caress’ and ‘Green Hell.’
I don’t know… part of, I suppose, my way out of everything, has been really taking care of myself. I think that comes from an awareness that my children really need me, and they need me to be the healthiest version of myself that I can possibly be.
I’m a big believer in puking out all your thoughts in a single sitting and getting some version of the work down, because the alternative just prolongs the agony. The first draft is hideous and ajskdlkdfksjdfslfjk, but it’s just a map for where the big blocks go.
You don’t have to subject yourself to the sweep and rigor of Bourdieu’s book ‘Distinction’ to feel how thoroughly a lower-calorie version of its ideas has been absorbed into the cultural bloodstream.
What about that Dave Brubeck live album, with a version of ‘Like Someone in Love’ on it, and long sax solos by Paul Desmond? That’s what got me hooked on jazz.
To me, creatively challenging myself is my version of owning the Nets.
I think recreations are a good thing if done right because it can be very dangerous also. If you do something which goes wrong, then people probably won’t like it because they are attached to that old version of the song… So, recreations can be a little tricky.
I think once ‘Empire’ hit, there was a lot of bad black TV that followed, because we work in the business of hit-seekers and copycats, so they’re like, ‘Oh this is a show about black people; this is about music, OK let’s do a version of that.’ And, of course, it doesn’t work because it’s not organic.
I am my own version of the DREAM Act.
I believe the regressive Left – the group of people who use illiberal tactics to silence those defending liberal principles – to be the Left’s version of the Tea Party.
I love the idea of not being able to afford something and just making your own version or buying a cheap knock-off instead.
Actors will never be replaced. The thought that somehow a computer version of a character is going to be something people prefer to look at is a ludicrous idea.
I’m quite shy. Television presents an amplified version of yourself. When I’m on camera I’m pumping more adrenaline, I’m being a bit more engaging than I am in everyday conversation, but that’s normal, isn’t it? Otherwise nobody would want to watch.
Sometimes you are the only living, walking, breathing version of the Bible that people will ever see. What long-lasting taste are you going to leave in their mouths? A lot of people have left a bad taste. And it’s so unfortunate, because God is the best!
I did a crazy version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ once, and I played Romeo.
You might think the thinner version of yourself is going to be the most positive or confident, but that’s not how it is for me. When I’m over 200 pounds, that’s when I’m the most confident version of myself.
Often, I feel like a cheap imitation aesthetically looks better to me than the real, out-of-reach thing. It’s amazing that brands create a whole illusion of exclusivity and luxury, and then you can go get the $5 version of a $30,000 thing and feel the same way but have a cool little secret.
Once, after a long week, I felt so insecure that I decided to make a list of people who thought I was funny even if I didn’t think I was. At the top of the list, I wrote, ‘Garry Shandling.’ His early praise protected me like a comedy-writer version of Harry Potter’s scar.
In my home I tend to eat a very simple version of what we cook at the restaurant, which is vegetable-oriented, with a little bit of fish and very little meat. For instance, a dish in my home could be steamed spinach with spruce, where I take a spruce branch and put it in the pot and that infuses into the spinach.
My private joke about ‘Luke Cage’ is that it’s a bulletproof version of ‘Lemonade,’ and that, essentially, it’s a concept album that has a video component.
There are many critics who have an idealised version of where my strengths lie.
It is a fantastic initiative by the ministry to develop Aakash Tablet, a mobile device that can be utilised by students anywhere. It was successfully tried out. The second and third versions have come out and the fourth version is on the anvil.
My favorite-ever version of ‘King Lear’ is the 1971 film by Peter Brooks. He has this enormous fur thing, and it adds enormous gravitas.
What makes Hulk afraid? It’s himself. It’s a version of himself that’s weak. It’s a version of himself that’s vulnerable. It’s a child inside of him.
Cheryl Cole and Katy Perry are two of the hottest girls in the world – and so normal and funny with it. If I was a few years older they are the kind of girls I’d like to date. I want a younger version of Cheryl and Katy – a mixture of the two would be hot.
We need to have our conservative version of what health care looks like, and that will include a repeal of Obamacare.
Pretty much every society, every culture in the world has some version of the Arthur legend, so everybody knows it; certainly in the western world, everybody knows King Arthur, but nobody knows what happens next.
More and more, Democrats are starting to worry they that they have a more um, colorful version of Jimmy Carter on their hands. Obama acts cool as a proverbial cucumber but that awful ’70s show seems frightfully close to a rerun.
Some people think that going on a caravan holiday is a slightly more upscale version of camping. Let me assure you, it is much better than that. You know that you will have your creature comforts wherever you are. I never have to pack light, and I can put the kettle on in any location.
A rap is a tweaked version of comedy, because comedy came first. People weren’t spitting before they were doing comedy. Comedy has been relevant for years. It’s the same art form, pretty much. Discovering that and applying it, I think that has made my stand-up better.
It was like an older but better version of Young Talent Time because we had more time to spend on it. There were three guys and three girls and we made thirteen episodes that were sold in the United States and Canada.
Any version of Windows is going to have lots of great new things that people use and things that are tough.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been writing and then found myself seven clicks deep into a Wikipedia entry that I don’t even care about. Self-distraction appears to be my version of sleepwalking.
Telling Alan Turing’s story in a two-hour film was a tremendous challenge. It felt in some small way like our filmmaking version of breaking the enigma code.
You really couldn’t do a PG version of ‘Crossfire!’ It just wouldn’t work.
Steve Howe met Paul Simon and said that Paul was very approving of our version of ‘America.’
I like the idea that we settle into what looks best on us. Then it becomes a game of finding the perfect version of those things.
Artists, whether they’re Tom Cruise or John Waters or Ron Howard or Oliver Stone, you can empower them to become a better version of themselves, but you cannot change them 180 degrees to be someone they are not.
Rather than being a ‘perversion’ of Islam, it is truer to say that the version of Islam espoused by ISIS, while undoubtedly the worst possible interpretation of Islam, and for Muslims and non-Muslims everywhere obviously the most destructive version of Islam, is nevertheless a plausible interpretation of Islam.
I’m writing new songs for a Broadway version of Tarzan, which is very interesting. I think what I learned from the Brother Bear score side of things, I’ve brought into the new Tarzan songs. Thinking outside just guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.
I just do a random roulette wheel version of what I’ve recorded or sometimes tunes I haven’t recorded. It’s a collection of whatever happens, happens.
Real life is messy, and drama is a shaped version of real life.
The film’s star, Eminem, doesn’t appear to have a great deal of range, but he can play himself. Even though the protagonist is named Jimmy Smith, the thoughtful ‘8 Mile’ is a raw version of the rapper’s own story.
In the summer of 2010, I was working on a version of ‘True Detective’ that I was thinking might be my next novel, and it was told in these two first-person voices; Cohle and Hart’s voices.
I got an opportunity to be on a tribute to the Rolling Stones in the late ’90s and did a rockin’ version of ‘Paint It Black’ – that’s probably the biggest stretch of anything that I’ve personally done. I listen to a lot of different kinds of music, but I understand where my parameters are.
‘Seconds’ is grounded in the reality of this restaurant environment, and I did do plenty of research, so there’s that. It takes place in a town that is like a kinder, gentler fairy tale version of reality. Then it takes off into a story that is very strange, very mental.
I figure if it’s turns out well the film will have its own momentum and will carry into the video release. So it’s hard to really picture the DVD version when I’m in production.
It is possible to take the story of Noah figuratively, although virtually every Near East ancient civilization has its own version of the flood story (including the amoral epic of Gilgamesh).
My first trip abroad was to do a TV version of ‘Les Miserables’ in France with Anthony Perkins. There I was at 12 acting with the guy from ‘Psycho.’ My parents were teachers, and it was hard for them to relate to that world.
I did an early version of my site where it was virtually impossible to get through it, just as a statement about the web. But after a few laughs and some angry e-mails, I realized it wasn’t doing me much good. I think the web has become more about the final product, not what it takes to get to it.
Often real life is boring and problematic. I love the edited version of it.
I want to be the best version of myself – intellectually, emotionally, and physically. So I like to wear clothes that I feel comfortable in, that reflect that.
Since the littoral combat ship plays a vital role, we want to make sure we’re buying the correct version.
It is always a disappointment to turn from forthright consideration of some subject – whether from the Left or the Right, a poet or a plumber – to the Beltway version, in which the only aspects of the issue that matter are the effects it will have on the fortunes of the two parties and the various men in power.
Dogs have such short life spans, it’s like a concentrated version of a human life. When they get older, they become much more like our mothers. They wait for us, watch out for us, are completely fascinated by everything we do.
I use iTunes for downloading music, but I always decline when prompted to update this or that new version.
I have no sense of myself as a sex symbol at all. But the meaning of sex symbol might be a little different in Japan to elsewhere. The Japanese version seems to come with a stronger emphasis on a sort of grownup or mature male charm. And if that’s the case, then I guess I’m happy to hear it.
My supplements are similar to my training – I always commit to being a better version of myself.
I’m just trying to be the best version of Trey Young.
I think many people need, even require, a narrative version of their life. I seem to be one of them. Writing memoir is, in some ways, a work of wholeness.
I’m a big techno fan. I love that thumping kick drum. We heard a version of ‘Lost in Love’ and it was thrash metal. It sounded cool!
I do just genuinely believe Chris Hemsworth is a 6’3, more muscular version of me. And more handsome, but I try.
I’ve done some version of that Minnesota accent – that Midwestern accent – in sketch comedy for years. It’s the quickest way to symbolize you’re a mom.
There’s always going to be that pressure when you’re in front of the camera. When you’re famous it’s just an extreme version of reality and there’s a pressure to look a certain way.
I think by around the time I was about 8 or 9, the idea of filmmaking probably took hold. I made little Super 8 extravaganzas when I was a kid, the first being my own version of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and where I played all the parts except for Juliet.
Nature’s patterns sometimes reflect two intertwined features: fundamental physical laws and environmental influences. It’s nature’s version of nature versus nurture.
On ‘Metallica,’ I recorded six or seven different guitar solos for almost every song, took the best aspects of each solo, mapped out a master solo and made a composite. Then I learned how to play the composite solo, tightened it up and replayed it for the final version.
There’s only one side with me. You get the right side. You get the correct version of the facts.
For years, Iran has worked to position itself to dominate the entire Middle East and to impose its version of radical Islam on society. It is actively working to destabilize Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria.
I really like to read when I’m eating – ‘The New York Times’ or the ‘Wall Street Journal,’ paper version.
Accept that the moment you buy your latest iPad, iPhone, tablet, app or game it will be promptly followed by a vastly improved and sleeker looking version.
When you read something, it’s a movie in your mind and such a personal experience. What we’re trying to do is to bring a consensus version of that to life and make as many people happy as we can.
Innocent parents might have thought that a musical cartoon version of a fairy tale would be a child’s ideal introduction to movie magic. Yet Walt Disney taught moral lessons in the most useful way: by scaring the poop out of the little ones.
The stoic drama ‘A Somewhat Gentle Man’ is photographed in a palate of steel gray tones that match Stellan Skarsgard’s complexion. It’s a low-blood-pressure version of the kind of thing James M. Cain used to do in his sleep, and its filmmaking accomplishment is as minimalist as its narrative ambition is minimal.
Biotech 1.0 is slow, like a lab science, and Version 2.0 is more like computational sciences.
Everybody who went to Vietnam carries his or her own version of the war. Only 10 percent engaged in combat; the American elephant, pursuing the Vietnamese grasshopper, was extraordinarily heavy with logistical support.
There’s always so much music around me now, it seems like everything has to be something with music, so in my spare time I try not to listen to anything. It’s so hard for me to listen to something without trying to see a benefit in it: ‘Maybe I’ll make my own version of that track or maybe I’ll do this or that.’
What we recall as children is a version of what’s happening around us.
In 1969, at the age of 19, I was lucky enough to work with George C. Scott in the definitive portrayal of his career over a period of many months and several countries on the definitive film version of Patton’s WWII career.
Doing a TV show is different because it’s more of a TV version of something. A more focused take on things.
I think there are rock stars within every subgenre, and for people who are obsessed with musical theater Sutton Foster and Audra MacDonald are like Beyonce to them. I’m sure the a cappella world has their own version of that, and that exists in every geeky subculture.
I really liked figuring things out on my own. Early on in the development of a new version of Windows, I would explore it, I would try out various things, I would see what worked, I would see what didn’t work.
A lot of people want to see this idealized version of heroism, all pretty and perfect, and I’m not interested in playing the goody-goody hero at all.
I made a clean version of ‘Enter the Ninja’ that my mom can listen to.
Mike Mignola’s ‘Hellboy’ was influenced by Lovecraft big time. He wanted to make his monsters Lovecraftian. But I think many other films have been influenced by Lovecraft – like ‘Alien,’ which is almost an outer-space version of ‘At The Mountains Of Madness.’
I think a theater show is a pure version of me doing my material. The theater crowd is a bit more polite, there really aren’t hecklers, and there are a lot of people there to see me, and they’re excited about the jokes and hanging out with me for a show.
The first version of The Beautiful Room Is Empty was the first mss. I’d ever submitted to New York editors.
Of the two ‘True Grits,’ the John Wayne version one is better.
Especially with Elektra, because I’m doing a lot of the covers for the new version of Elektra.
After so many attempts to mount a musical version of ‘Lolita,’ the project was well and truly dead by the summer of 1971. Chief among those relieved: Vladimir Nabokov.
I see retirement as just another of these reinventions, another chance to do new things and be a new version of myself.
If you put a demo on the net and people say it was the finished version then they’re going to say it sucks. I really hate that.
I just think that some version of the past in our culture is going to rise up and become dominant.
How many of the original songs survive intact from the slave cabins? Probably not many in their original form. Time has transformed them like light in a prism. What we hope to present is a version of those spirituals, and they speak not just to black Americans, but to people worldwide.
When you create series and products, sometimes there’s specific situations where your content is being infringed… in very rare cases, somebody produces a beat-by-beat version of your exact series, which has happened to us.
I’m not patient at all. I avoid writer’s block by writing. I power through with a bad version, so I can move on, and usually once I’ve gotten to the next scene, I’ll discover what was missing from the bad version scene. Then I can easily rewrite it to get back on the right path.
People tell me I’m like the country version of Justin Timberlake. Actually, the other day someone told me I was an unathletic version of Justin Timberlake, and I was like, ‘I’ll take that.’
I am always searching for something different or something fresh, something hasn’t been done. But the truth is, at the end of the day, we’re all sort of retelling something. We’re doing a version of something that’s already been done.
The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn’t really a liar after all. He simply can’t control his impulses. He then convinces himself of a new truth and, eager for your approval, reports the version that he knows will make you happy.
The mutated Marfan gene creates a defective version of fibrillin, a protein that provides structural support for soft tissues like blood vessels. Marfan victims often die young, in fact, after their aortas grow threadbare and rupture.
I even played Jack Webb’s partner on the radio version of Dragnet for a while.
The whole idea of going out to a movie was really a secularized version of going to church.
When I was a 7-year-old girl, in my bedroom, on my karaoke machine, I would sing ‘On My Own’ or do a one-woman version of ‘Les Miserables.’
I love ‘Peter Pan’ to death. It’s one of the most influential pieces of storytelling in my life. It made a huge impact on how I grew up. I love the cartoon. I love the 2003 version.
Some folks have suggested that, using WordPress, Prologue, and RSS, you could create a pretty effective distributed version of Twitter.
Social media provides the modern-day version of mystery shopping and walking the halls.
I thought ‘Fight Club’ was great as David Fincher’s version.
Being teased and losing my self value eventually ended up inspiring me to be a better version of myself.
Anti-submarine warfare is the military version of chess. You must work out what the enemy is going to do before they even think of it.
In the case of ‘The Deep,’ because of the people involved, the talent and the real lives of people who died, I wanted to make the most honest film I could. And sometimes that’s the best way to go: Just make the best version of the film you can.
Working out should be empowering! It should make you look and feel strong, elegant, healthy – the best possible version of you.
French pharmacies probably feel like CVS to French people, but to me, they feel like a real-life version of ‘Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.’
‘Can’t Get Closer’ I originally recorded in about half an hour, just on my bed with a microphone. I actually re-recorded the song with a cleaner vocal take, but I decided to leave the demo version on there, just because I felt that instant where it was created is what captured the most emotion.
A lot of my songs are about things that concern me personally, not a heightened version of myself or any of the characters that I play.
I would absolutely love to do a revival of ‘Bury the Dead’ by Irwin Shaw on Broadway, but it would have to be Joe Calarco’s version that we did Off-Broadway at The Transport Group in 2008. It was just one of those amazing shows that didn’t run long enough and not nearly enough people got a chance to see.
‘Ida’ doesn’t set out to explain history. That’s not what it’s about. The story is focused on very concrete and complex characters who are full of humanity with all its paradoxes. They’re not pawns used to illustrate some version of history or an ideology.
The authorized biographers – the ones hand-picked to write the sanitized version of a subject’s life – sit up front with the swells while the unauthorized biographer who writes without access or approval gets elbowed to the back of the bus.
I like ‘The Office.’ I particularly like the British version with Ricky Gervais. Of course, I liked the ‘Seinfeld’ show a lot. I thought that was an awfully good show.
Coming from a different perspective on a society is really interesting. I love the Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread,’ and that’s a version of Britishness and Englishness made by an American.
I have several books I can read over and over. With fiction, it’s ‘The Stand’ by Stephen King, which is my favorite all time. I read that at least once a year, the version which has 100,000 extra words, which is like the director’s cut and unabridged. I love the story. I love the social connotation to it.
I would not be allowed to be in the web series without playing ‘Halo.’ I’m awful, by the way. I’m much better at the live action version.
I watched the German version of ‘Baron Munchasen’ and Fritz Lang’s ‘Metropolis’ at a young age. ‘Star Wars’ was also a huge thing when I was a kid.
Milan Kundera was my literature professor. He’s a Francophile, so he made us read French novels like ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses,’ which I made a version of many years later as ‘Valmont.’
People try not to think about what’s going on in sub-Saharan Africa. They edit it out of their daily lives. Especially Americans. We prefer a fantasy version of Africa.
I think it’s natural for anyone that participates in a public debate to advocate for the most extreme version that they can, particularly if they believe that government tends to compromise.
Have you seen the Broadway version of ‘The Lion King?’ Go and see it. That’s where the future of musical is.
I came second in a 1,500-metre running race at school. I knew I couldn’t have come first, so second was my version of first.
God is so big. It’s a gigantic concept in God. The idea that God might love us and be interested in us is kind of huge and gigantic, but we turn it, because we’re small-minded, into this tiny, petty, often greedy version of God, that is religion.
When I teach writing, I have a mantra: ‘Be a first-rate version of yourself, and not a second-rate version of another writer.’
People want to express themselves – that’s what fashion is for. You can go to Target and get something that Rodarte designed for $34, but would you want to go buy the higher version for $3,400? I think most people would say no.
The picture is being promoted as Disney’s ‘Spirited Away,’ although seeing just 10 minutes of this English version of a hugely popular Japanese film will quickly disabuse any discerning viewer of the notion that it is a Disney creation.
American television constantly tries to co-op British comedy and create their own version of it. Most of the time it doesn’t work; obviously, in the case of ‘The Office,’ it did. But a lot of times, it doesn’t really work.
The quoll is like the Australian version of the honey badger. It’s a little mongrel that gets around and is pretty fierce and will take on a few things. You don’t want to get that in your campsite.
Each reader projects their own version of the experience inside their skull as they go along. It’s probably true that no two people read exactly the same book.
I don’t want to read about the fabricated version of someone’s life. I want to know what haunts you, what are you ashamed of, what embarrasses you, what do you wish was different?
There is an animated version of ‘Lazer Team,’ with all the action sequences, that exists. It’s a pre-visual fidelity, and the voice acting is terrible because it’s one of our animators doing it. But we could sit there and watch what the scene is supposed to look like while we’re doing individual shots.
The thing that I’ve learned is that there really is no joy, and nothing ever good is going to come from negativity. Those are thoughts that, even if you were presenting an honest version of yourself, there’s just no point in sharing.
I was 11 years old when I saw the first season of ‘The Real World.’ Initially, I was drawn to the show because it was what I imagined the adult version of my life should be.
My favorite video game of all time is called ‘Black Tiger’. It’s a Capcom Dungeons and Dragons game from 1987. I have the actual arcade version sitting in my office.
When there are multiple versions of a story, you really have three ways to go. You can pick the most sensational version. You can try to balance things in your gut to get to what you think is the honest truth. Or you can err on the side of kindness.
You need someone who is going to help you make that better version of yourself.
My face hasn’t matured as I’ve grown up, and neither has my sense of humour. In the mirror, I see an older version of myself as a child, although I do have more wrinkles and freckles.
I think any writer coming on to ‘Batman’ should at least attempt to do their own definitive version. What it means to them. Whatever they think that symbol or character can say.
Each couple’s version of intimacy is so fascinating to me. A friend will tell me about her marriage, and I’ll think, ‘Yikes, they have horrible communication! They’re going to get divorced!’ And then I’ll hear about them at another time and think, ‘Wow, they love each other so much!’
For my group of friends is Lady Gaga eye-opening? No. She’s a less dangerous version of what was so cool about pop culture in the ’80s. Back then it was so gay and so punk in so many ways.
I had quite a bit of experience doing things that had been adapted from a book and playing real-life characters and playing the younger version of actors. That’s kind of my thing.
If I ran into a 19-year-old version of myself, I’d just tell her to live, full out. I might also tell her to go ahead and have a few babies and not worry about the timing of it.
I’m not going to become a costume version or caricature of myself; I like to morph.
NASA should not be developing its own proprietary version of capabilities it could purchase commercially at much lower cost, especially when we know the agency’s bureaucratic tendencies will be to view the commercial versions as competitors to kill.
I had another version of ‘We Dance’ that was kind of glam-rock. It was a little ‘Taking Care of Business’ mixed with Simon and Garfunkel. But on the album, I did it in a down-and-out way, like the Frogs or David Bowie or something – a little torch song thing.
I don’t have a favorite song that I’ve written. But I do have a favorite song: ‘Always on My Mind,’ the Willie Nelson version. If I could sing it like he do, I would sing it every night. I like the story it tells.
It was always in the back of my mind while we were working on the first year of ‘Rookie’ that we’d do a print version at some point.
We’re promoting such a narrow version of literacy that we’re not including what a lot of boys like.
In its original version, the FTAA was meant to be a special carve-out for Washington and Wall Street as global ‘free trade’ advanced under the umbrella of the Doha round of the WTO.
Of course the first version of an all-electric sports car is going to be expensive.
Someone with a figure like Jennifer Aniston has a trainer, a cook spinning out some version of the latest diet, and probably a stop at the tanning salon.
The conservative version of American exceptionalism has become a password of sorts for candidates who want to prove their credentials to a right-wing America.
All the cliches of glamorous sophistication have little appeal to me. Do I want to live the British version of ‘Dynasty?’ No thanks!
I feel like I’m a much better person when I’m developing my imagination and my innocence and my vulnerability. I like that version of me better than the version where I’m just working on my analytical mind.
Keynesianism, if you add its flexible, muscular form during the Depression to its more rigid postwar version, lasted forty-five years. Our own Globalization, with its technocratic and technological determinism and market idolatry, had thirty years. And now it, too, is dead.
If you… scaled down human beings, scaled down society, if you land with a group of little boys, they are more like a scaled-down version of society than a group of little girls would be.
Our site should be like Paddington Station with a much better version of WH Smith’s in it.
I personally am a very big fan of ‘Romeo + Juliet.’ It had a visceral power to it that I thought was just exhilarating. It was a very arresting and very disturbing and deeply compelling version of the play.
There are many of us thinking of one version of parallel universe theory or another. If it’s all a lot of nonsense, then it’s a lot of wasted effort going into this far-out idea. But if this idea is correct, it is a fantastic upheaval in our understanding.
I’m the Nickelodeon version of DangerMouse.
One of the great challenges of being a modern historian is interviewing multiple people who were all there for something, some event. No one’s version matches up 100% with other people’s, even if it’s three or four people on a conference call.
I actually buy the paper version of The New York Times maybe once or twice a week.
Some time later, long after ‘Voyager’ was published, I came across the Dunbonnet in another reference, and it gave an expanded version, and it told me the Dunbonnet’s name – which was James Fraser.
Dinner for me is usually some version of chicken or fish – I love salmon – with grilled vegetables and salad.
According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahadeen began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan, 24 Dec 1979.
‘She’s Dynamite’ was a 100 years ago, and I recorded that song because the company thought that it was a great song and it was hot. That was the beginning of rock n’ roll, and I guess they thought it would be a BB King version of rock n’ roll.
I think Finn Balor is more about confidence, a smarter version of Prince Devitt. Otherwise, they have the same core values, same techniques, and the same heart.
Something I’ve really been wanting to do, ever since ‘Six Feet Under’ ended, was create my own version of this idealized writer’s room as well as the ideal family.
The short version is I’m just a total Apple fanboy. I started programming Apples in seventh grade.
I think clothing is transformative. When you put something really beautiful on, you feel something. In so many ways, we’re always playing a form of dress-up – it’s just a grown-up, much chicer version of it. It’s nice to be able to be whoever you want to be.
When I was a kid, I knew the black and white version of ‘Jane Eyre,’ and I guess I became interested in the idea of romantic love – of unrequited love and the tragedies of that; of what are the important things in life; what should one value over other materials.
I guess you could say I want to become like Martha Stewart – just a sexier version!
There won’t be a day when I stop working to be a better version of myself, so I’m going to keep working and I will get better.
The technical challenges were technical challenges that were not unbeatable; it was just that we had to learn how to do things and how to build a sensitive enough device. That took us 20 years after we built the first version of the LIGO detector.
So many different countries have got their version of what Merlin is: the Scottish say he Scottish, the Welsh say he’s Welsh, the French say he’s French.
I’m trying my hand at directing. I’m doing an independent movie that we haven’t started casting yet, but it’s like an edgy version of ‘Lethal Weapon’ and ’48 Hours,’ only with two women in it.
When I was young, I was offered my first recording contract in 1971 and was offered quite a bit of money if I would change my character and be a ’70s version of Cher.
There’s a series of children’s books called A Series of Unfortunate Events, which is like an incredibly dark version of Roald Dahl. I hope to start directing it.
Niaqornat particularly seemed to offer a heightened version of a story being played out across the world about traditional communities’ struggle for survival and their attempts to renegotiate their identity in the face of modern life.
Children know when they are being sold a sanitised version of the world, and I think that’s a betrayal of the relationship between author and reader.
It’s nice to go back and look at the original version of Cyborg in the 1980s, when he was created, and seeing how politically and socially charged they were: it was no holds barred. If DC ever made a return to that social awareness and that sort of context, I’d be super-thrilled to see that.
The Internet is pushing us – in good ways and in bad – to realize that the official version of events shouldn’t always be trusted or accepted without question.
My number one horror movie is the ’60s British version of ‘Ten Little Indians.’ This movie scared me to death when I was a kid – I still dream about it.
I’m the basketball version of a gravedigger.
You don’t have to go out there and fit the mold of what a quarterback is supposed to be. Make your own mold and do the best at each role. If you can run with the best and throw with the best, you can be the best quarterback in your own version of the position.
I was creator and executive producer of ‘The Brady Bunch’ on TV. The stage version was done by others, but it was a repeat of the old scripts. The ‘Gilligan’ musical is a completely original work with all seven characters and 18 original songs.
I feel like knowledge is power: If you know how to take care of yourself, you can be a better version of yourself.
I think actors go along a continuum from Simon Callow down to kind of Ross Kemp, and I like to think of myself as the Ross Kemp of comedy. He’s very good in ‘East Enders’ because he plays a version of himself. I think I can play a version of myself – that’s about all I can do.
Eventually, somewhere – be it on the Internet or somewhere else – I will host some version of ‘The Daily Show.’
The more you see somebody else’s version of something, the harder it is to make it your own.
The older generation may see us as plucky little Britain, on the Edge of Europe. But more and more of the post-war generation see Britain as a less beautiful, more cramped, more snobbish, less glamorous version of America.
The Faces do not, as some have recently alleged, play badly. They are more than competent, especially at creating a mid-Sixties Rolling Stones-styled groove, as their excellent version of ‘Memphis’ proves.
In 2008 all the stars aligned perfectly for Obama’s 6-point victory over John McCain. He was an inexperienced, untested neophyte, and successfully convinced enough voters to paint their own version of what hope-and-change was all about on the blank canvas he provided.
Anyone with an inbox knows what I’m talking about. A dozen emails to set up a meeting time. Documents attached and edited and reedited until no one knows which version is current. Urgent messages drowning in forwards and cc’s and spam.
You project a version of yourself to the public to protect and insulate yourself a little bit. Actors come up with a version of themselves in order to protect the real person.
For our first date, I made Ryan Hamburger Helper, which is basically what I grew up on. I make my own version of it now, with macaroni and cheese and hamburger meat. And the kids – it’s their favorite dinner.
I love shopping for guys! A watch is a fantastic gift idea – an oversized, stainless steel version with links is classic and cool.
What you see in ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Jessica Jones’ isn’t the Hell’s Kitchen of today; it’s a version of what it was like.
All Southern cooks have tried their hands at shrimp and grits, and each one has his or her own version of the dish. My mom used to season her shrimp with garlic and onion and just prepare the grits with a little salt and pepper.
My version of a stress dream is, really, showing up on a concert stage with a drum set and not knowing the chart.
I was on ‘Junior Star Search’ when I was 10 years old, in the acting category. The adult version of ‘Star Search’ didn’t have an acting category, but for the kids, they had an acting category. It was the strangest thing. It was full blown 1980s, with big hair, mullets, and the whole deal.
The American version of ‘The Office’ is fantastic.
A lot of people seem to feel that joy is only the most intense version of pleasure, arrived at by the same road – you simply have to go a little further down the track. That has not been my experience.
We all want a non-fragmented solution, but the utopian version of a single blockchain to rule them all is undesirable and impractical.
There’s no point that an album should sound like a watered down version of another album.
About a year after ‘Bosom Buddies,’ I was suddenly a regular on ‘Newhart,’ and I was there almost seven years. And then, somewhere in the mid-1990s, I ended up doing a TV series version of ‘Honey, I Shrunk the Kids.’
Years ago, I was performing, and people kept calling out for ‘Puppy Love’ and I just didn’t want to. Then I thought I’d have some fun, so we did this insane heavy metal version of it. The applause was polite.
It’s really rare in TV not to think, ‘Well, I’ve seen a version of this before.’
I’ve never been one for doing remixes. Then I’ve gotta decide which version am I gonna be tonight: country Carrie or pop Carrie? I’d rather just make country music that anybody can get into no matter what they listen to.
Being authentic is important to me, and I am not going to present this fluff, fake, sanitized version of myself that doesn’t reflect who I am or what my passions and interests are.
My first, big, silly role at school was as Arthur Crocker-Harris in Rattigan’s ‘The Browning Version,’ where my job was to make school-masters’ wives weep with recognition.
Acting is such a personal thing, which is weird because at the same time it’s not. It’s for the consumption of other people. But in terms of creative outlets and expressing yourself, it’s just the most extreme version of that that I’ve ever found. It’s like running, it’s exertion.
We need you. The best version of you. You’re here for a reason, and we can’t wait to see what that is. Stay in your lane. Run that race.
Sexy is about the way you wear something and being confident – the clothes are sexy and flattering. I’ve said right from the beginning, it’s very important clothes are flattering. I want a woman to look and feel like the best version of herself.
Critics have called alien epic ‘Avatar’ a version of ‘Dances With Wolves’ because it’s about a white guy going native and becoming a great leader. But Avatar is just the latest scifi rehash of an old white guilt fantasy.
When you are playing somebody who did exist, and there is good source material on them, whether it is a biography or archives or experts, you would be stupid not to delve into them. But there is a point in the process where you leave the books alone, and instead, you focus on the script and creating your version.
Let your mind see every detail of your own special version of the very best that life can be. If you could make the world exactly to your liking, consider very specifically just how that world would be. If you could spend your time doing precisely what you wish, how would the moments of your life be lived?
The forward march of American literature is usually chronicled by way of its male novelists. There is little sense, in that version of the story, that women writers of those eras were doing much worth remembering.
I’ve jokingly painted some of my favorite collectors as black men, so there’s a really great portrait of David LaChapelle, the photographer – my version of him – that’s in his collection.
I have a huge promotion: you’ve heard from me on ‘Vantage Point’ and also with ‘Cyrano Fernandez’ – that is a Venezuelan movie that I star in and co-produced, and it’s based on the romance of Cyrano de Bergerac. And it’s set in a Venezuelan slum. It’s a free version of the French play.
I feel close to Lloyd in ‘Say Anything’. He was like a super-interesting version of me. Only I’m not as good as him. Whatever part of me is romantic and optimistic, I reached into that to play Lloyd.
Artists – musicians, painters, writers, poets – always seem to have had the most accurate perception of what is really going on around them, not the official version or the popular perception of contemporary life.
We couldn’t pitch the show without having created one, at least one 20 to 25 minute version of ‘Broad City.’ We wouldn’t know how to describe it.
Some might not know that ‘What’s Happening’ was the television version of ‘Cooly High.’ When I went on the audition, it was an audition for exactly that: the TV version of the movie.
We look at the Mona Lisa and say we’re going to do our version of the Mona Lisa. We mirror it. But exaptation would say that painting the Mona Lisa would lead to a whole new place… Bugs Bunny.
As a former Apollo astronaut, I think it’s safe to say that SpaceX and the other commercial developers embody the 21st century version of the Apollo frontier spirit.
I’ve realized why I don’t tell the truth in interviews. It’s because they’re printed months later, and you change so quickly – you have new thoughts, new everything – so people are reading an old version of you.
A memoir is my version of events. My perspective. I choose what to tell and what to omit. I choose the adjectives to describe a situation, and in that sense, I’m creating a form of fiction.
I guess you just feel like there’s a whole story that’s not being told in movies. You’re only seeing the macho guy version of a story that from the woman’s side, may be completely different.
If I could sell 500 million records every time, it would be great. But I’ve also had the luxury experience of having it when I was a teenager, in a very kind of model version of it.
I have no idea why people want to watch puppets be the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It’s beyond my comprehension.
As I have had to meet different challenges, I realize I am coming into myself, and whatever I’m wearing is another chance for me to explore a new version of myself.
Men shop for problem solving. They want something familiar. So if it’s a new version of something they understand, they are right there with it and, hopefully, loving it.
When you write, it’s just a much more crystalline, compressed version of the voice you think with – though not the one you speak with. I think your writing voice is your laser-guided missile. It’s the poetry part of you.
Well, I’ve had a lot of different experiences in music over the years. And not everything you do can satisfy everybody’s idealised version of you.
If something comes around that would be a challenge, then that would be wonderful. But if it’s a watered-down version of something I’ve already done, I’d rather do something else.
I was taken in by what might be called the Hard Times version of the Communists’ advertising or recruiting technique.
They call people who love London ‘Anglophiles’ and people who love France ‘Francophiles.’ I’d be the New York version of that.
A lot of black-and-white films generally have a color version that will be used for TV.
There’s a misconception that Lyft is just a better version of the taxi. You know, I think that’s just scratching the surface of what we’re doing.
‘Goldenheart’ is like a modern-day Joan of Arc. Think of it like medieval times-cum-2045 or Lancelot and Guinevere in 3025. It’s a new version of these battles – age-old stories for the now.
The version of me you see on TV now and in my feature films is a pretty happy guy, isn’t he?
I think we have a rawer version of capitalism and a more fragile community and family base than other nations. We are a more individualistic culture. From the Boston Tea Party on, we’ve had too little faith in government.
If you consistently write ‘The sun set’ rather than ‘The sun sank slowly in the bright western sky,’ your story will move three times as fast. Of course, there are times you want the longer version for atmosphere – but not many. Wordiness not only kills pace; it bores readers.
When you’re babysitting a kid, all you’re seeing is a version of them, a small dosage.
Everyone has their dreams and their rise and their own version of a fall from grace.
We ship a new version of Google Play Services every six weeks. Typically, 90 percent of users are on the new version of that.
My focus isn’t Hollywood; my focus is using Hollywood as an example. Because what happens here does happen everywhere. It’s just a really concentrated and tense version here.
I was riding my mountain bike in Colorado, and I met a dog who reminded me so much of my very first dog in the way she interacted with me, looked at me, and wagged her tail that I rode away convinced I’d just very possibly met the reincarnated version of my long lost friend.
I recovered my infant Judaism, but in a reformist version.
I’ve always been someone who really watches other people, human behavior. To watch it and be able to express it through your version has always been really exciting to me.
A bad version of a virtual reality video makes you vomit in your headset in under 10 seconds. It’s much easier to make bad VR than it is to make good VR.
You move to New York. You want to be the biggest, most fully realized version of yourself you can be. A lot of that is fueled by this desire to not feel small, and to make a name for myself and establish myself in a way that wasn’t expected of me.
Be You, Live Civil was a tour that I started, and it’s just always something that I’ve been to myself. ‘Be you, live civil’ is like ‘live my life.’ That was my short version of saying to live my life.
Antifa are the left-wing version of Nazis. They are very violent; they are terrible people. They cause a ruckus and property damage.
I have a singular focus, I’m a perfectionist, and I always want to prove I am the best and the best version of myself.
In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.
The new physics provides a modern version of ancient spirituality. In a universe made out of energy, everything is entangled; everything is one.
Any degree of success or achievement for me is only ever a relief. My version of getting carried away is: ‘Mmm, that wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.’
You have to do a version of somebody that’s the essence of Paterno. I think that’s what Al is so great at. You have to create a man, a life, and the emotions that go with it. He’s truly brilliant.
I see a lot of women around me who seem to stop developing as individuals after marriage and children. I don’t know what kinds of pressure they’re under, but I think it robs the world of ‘the older version of Judy or Wendy,’ or whomever. It robs the world of the next iteration of them, and I don’t think that’s right.
In Hue, Vietnam, we had savory rice pancakes with crumbled shrimp and pork rinds. I’ve still never had a version as good.
I just filmed a movie with my boyfriend, an indie film called ‘Conception.’ And it’s kind of like an R-rated version of ‘Valentine’s Day.’ So it’s like all about eight couples, and me and my boyfriend play one of them together. And that was a lot of fun.
I had a ten-piece band when I was 21 years old, the Bruce Springsteen Band. This is just a slightly expanded version of a band I had before I ever signed a record contract. We had singers and horns.
It’s just better to be yourself than to try to be some version of what you think the other person wants.
We have a version of Firefox for mobile devices, codenamed Fennec. That’s a type of fox – South American, I think, with giant ears.
I remember how much – when I was a small boy I was taken to see a version of ‘Peter Pan.’ I detested it. I mean, the sentimental idea that anybody would want to remain a boy.
I actually think Johannesburg represents the future. My version of what I think the world is going to become looks like Johannesburg.
A lot challenges me! Not psyching myself out, not doubting myself, not comparing myself to others… all of that challenges me. But inevitably, challenges are put into our lives so that we may grow and become the best version of who we are meant to be.
As I see it, tech in Africa 1.0 was the mobile-phone boom, and version 2.0 was about new apps developed in response to local needs. Tech in Africa 3.0 should be about those who are successful in transforming the chatter into real opportunities.
I’ve always been a big fan of taking old songs and completely turning them on their head. Having no adherence to the fine tradition of the original version. Rearranging them and taking a different approach to them.
I really believe in the ‘Glow’ and live my life that way. It’s about being positive inside and out and being the best version of yourself possible.
In Haiti, as I understand it, storytelling and history itself are not a business of necessarily elucidating facts or the truth of an incident, but finding the version that is most entertaining and therefore will get retold and live in immortality.
Even if I wouldn’t wear something myself, I think I know how women feel, how women want to look. I can really relate to women, I get on very well with women… Some women don’t. I want to empower women, make women feel the best version of themselves.
I love many realists but very strongly resist the notion that realism presents a less stylized, more authentic version of the world.
‘Sin Nombre’ was almost like the adolescent version of ‘Jane Eyre.’ ‘Jane Eyre’ sort of picks up where ‘Sin Nombre’ ends. It’s about this girl who starts off on her own at her lowest point of despair, and she figures out how she got there.
I’ve often found, as I did with ‘Bourne,’ where I was inspired by the events of Iran-Contra when I designed the CIA for the ‘Bourne’ franchise, that the reality of how things work is usually more compelling than the superficial, made-up version that Hollywood sometimes does.
I think one great tip is that you should always love yourself. If you don’t love yourself, take care of yourself, cater to yourself and that little inner voice, you will really not be very worthy of being with someone else, because you won’t be the best version of you.
My, oh my, how ‘Sometimes When We Touch’ has travelled since I solemnly wrote my first version at the age of 19.
If I can get a sanitized version of reality, I’ll take it.
When the TV version of Annie came on, I was drawn to it. It was the struggle of this poor kid in this environment and how her life changed. It immediately resonated.
If you were a Colombian, you would have your version of an empanada. If you are an Argentinean, you might find a dough that’s baked and has a butter sheen on it. And then in Ecuador, you’ll find more crispy-fried empanadas. So, yeah, every culture has their own version of empanadas.
Films for TV have to be much closer to the book, mainly because the objective with a TV movie that translates literature is to get the audience, after seeing this version, to pick up the book and read it themselves. My attitude is that TV can never really be any form of art, because it serves audience expectations.
It’s just so fun to wake up in the morning and have new muscles on your body. It does make you feel like a bigger, better version of yourself.
Women do not like CDs of live music. We only like the original recordings. If a song sounds different from the version we fell in love with, then it’s awful.
I think about it, and I realize there’s been some version of a Batman or Spiderman or Superman franchise since I was a boy, since before I was a boy.
One of the problems in the Ukrainian crisis is that very few Westerners know their history, or if they know it, what they learn is what we call the Russian version of history.
Mary Katherine Gallagher is an exaggerated version of me, how I felt when I was little.
In ‘The High Low’, in some respects an audio version of ‘Grazia,’ Pandora Sykes and Dolly Alderton wonder whether they missed something in their survey of the Harvey Weinstein story. Maybe they did, they decide.
For most of us, the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it. We will just skim our lives instead of actually living them.
My version, of course, is not this flag-waving, let’s all get on the Jesus train and ride out of hell. I’m not that kind of guy. It’s an embrace that life is good, worth living and yeah, it’s not easy, but there are more pluses than minuses.
The thing about Spike Lee… that’s a deep experience to work with someone who is that intense and knows their vision that well. The character I play in ‘Red Hook Summer’ is super country and super loud. I suppose he is some version of myself.
As a dancer, obviously, we are all inspired by Michael Jackson, and I always looked up to Gene Kelly. He was a bigger version of Fred Astaire, and he was amazing as well.
Almost every day, people will say to me some version of, ‘You’re so much nicer in real life.’ I guess I come across as not nice.
My mother had her dresses made. In those days in Chile, the early ’70s, people had dressmakers make their things. With the leftovers, my sister and I always had a matching outfit. She had an outfit, we had the mini version. That was the very late ’60s, early ’70s way to dress your kids.
Like, that was weird in ‘Hamlet 2,’ because I played myself there, fully myself, but then I realized, ‘Oh, I’m not playing myself. I’m some weird version of myself.’ So as an actress, you’re always playing something, I don’t even know who I am, how could I become me? I don’t know what that is.
The official version of Watergate is as wrong as a Flat Earth Society pamphlet.
The L.A Trilogy is a series of three novels starring Ray, a robot detective, and his boss, a computer called Googol. Set in an alternative version of 1960s Los Angeles, each book will be more or less standalone but together will form an overarching story arc with ‘Brisk Money’ as the origin story.
The more she rejected us the more convinced I was that she was another version of the real Molly, her disdain for authority, her scepticism that she had to do what the white man told her because it was good for her… She is Molly.
Obviously, I love Japanese food. My favorite TV show of all time, without exception, is ‘Iron Chef.’ Not the stupid American version; ‘Iron Chef’ Japanese; the real one, the one that was on in Japan… my DVR for years was set to record almost every single ‘Iron Chef’ episode.
Democracy is not compatible with capitalism but is congruent with a version of democratic socialism in which the wealth, resources, and benefits of a social order are shared in an equitable and just manner.
I was shooting for a Telugu film at the Taj Mahal in Agra, and there were all these women and children pointing and screaming, ‘Rowdy Rathore.’ But I am not really ‘Rowdy Rathore.’ I am the guy who did the original version of ‘Rowdy Rathore’ six years ago.
John Howard, willing to apologise to home owners for rising interest rates, would not say sorry to Aborigines. He refused to condone what he referred to as ‘a black armband version’ of history, preferring a jingoistic nationalism.
I’ve always thought of L.A. as the modern version of ‘The Garden of Earthly Delights.’
Michael Bastian is a designer line and priced a certain way because of where it’s made and the materials we use, and Gant is the more accessible version of that: more sports-inspired, more branding. It has the same DNA; it’s just a different time and place.
We’re trying to set up a movie for me in the near future. It’s going to be similar to the story of how I got discovered. Kinda like my own version of ‘8 Mile.’
I want every version of a woman and a man to be possible. I want women and men to be able to be full-time parents or full-time working people or any combination of the two.
Let me make it clear: I support health care reform. I just don’t support Nancy Pelosi’s version.
From its inception by Michael Bennett, ‘Dreamgirls’ has always been an epic story with an ensemble cast. I didn’t change that. The screen version remains, really, a group story.
My body doesn’t have a lot of curves; I have small breasts, I don’t have hips – so I’m not going to try to make myself something that I’m not. I’m just going to try to be the best version of myself.
There are people that very strongly identify themselves as gay and then lesbian, and then I think there are a lot of people who are kind of some percentage or some version of that.
I wrote a play once called ‘Lobby Hero,’ which I thought turned out very well, but there’s no final version of it. I published the one we produced, but there are seven other versions with different variations sitting in my desk at home.
If I took over the ‘Glamour’ offices for a day, I would put Joe Pesci on the cover. I would say ‘We’ve got to change all these magazines a little bit. We have to bring out a different version of what is, like, cool. You know, what’s winning. Joe Pesci, Burt Reynolds.’
We then took a shortened version of what we’d been doing in the pubs, with the best gags and things like that, out to cabaret clubs and things in the north of England for six weeks. And we became a big success.
I’ve seen some version of ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ since I was born.
According to the scientific naturalist version of cosmic history, nature is a permanently closed system of material effects that can never be influenced by something from outside – like God, for example.
The original ‘Edge of Darkness’ was fantastic, a fabulous series. It was of its time, but this film version shows that times really haven’t changed.
If ‘Jingle Belle’ harkens back to anything, it’s sort of the Harvey Comics. Not really ‘Archie,’ but more of a teenage version of what Harvey Comics would have become, with the type of fantasy wonderland of her and her various friends.
I took a lot of influences from Studio Ghibli, which is the Japanese animation studio that made ‘Spirited Away’ and ‘Castle in the Sky.’ They’re like the Japanese version of Disney – but without all the schmaltz.
I’ve had ideas for romantic comedies, but it would be a much more darkly comic version than what usually sells tickets.
I think no artist can claim to have any access to the truth, or an authentic version of an event. But obviously they have slightly better means at their disposal because they have their art to energize whatever it is they’re trying to write about. They have music.
My character, Rick Spleen, is a what-if version of me, really, where nothing did quite turn out right and everything else is still around the corner.
Social conditions that spur large numbers of people into action are ignored in favor of a Hollywood version of history focusing on one conquering hero. Since a movement for social change is embodied in its leader, death of the leader means death of the movement.
Who I am on stage is just an amped up version of who I am in real life.
The version of ‘Moneyball’ I pitched – and we made – is about a guy, Billy Beane, who thinks he’s trying to win baseball games. But it’s deeper than that.
I was briefly in the original version of ‘Tombstone,’ but I didn’t make the final cut because that movie went through a couple of different permutations.
The fear of being deceived is the vulgar version of the quest for Truth.
Don’t compare yourself with someone else’s version of happy or thin. Accepting yourself burns the most calories.
My first drafts are always terrible, and I hate them, but the process for me is all about writing the bad version until it tells you what the good version is. And then you write that.
Some of our early work was two minutes twenty when it actually came out on vinyl, very, very, very short. Sometimes if you made a three-minute record they would make you do an edited version for radio, particularly in America.
George Benson’s ‘This Masquerade’ is my favorite version of Leon Russell’s blue gem.
The best work we can ever do in this world is work on being the greatest version of ourselves so we can continue to give the highest version of this to others.
For me, there’s no dichotomy between being shy or a performer, because I think it’s more a way of slightly presenting a version of things to the world.
The first thing you realise very quickly when you decide to do an acoustic version of an electric song is your solo either becomes either very truncated, very different, or non-existent, because even if you play a clean solo, it’s different with the Kryptonite… with the acoustic.
Being the best is:applying yourself to your potential, putting out the best version of yourself.
My version of lip-synching is singing full-out with the track.
I just grew up watching a lot of movies. I’m attracted to this genre and that genre, this type of story, and that type of story. As I watch movies I make some version of it in my head that isn’t quite what I’m seeing – taking the things I like and mixing them with stuff I’ve never seen before.
I like Anastacia’s version of Love is Alive best.
I’m floating between multiple media. I really wish you could buy the hardcover book and it would come with the digital download and audible version. I spend stupid amounts of money because I’m usually buying my books in at least two formats.
Anyone watching ’30 Rock’ always knew Tina Fey was playing a fictionalized version of herself, a workaholic comedy writer who also plays one on TV. She’s the boss; Liz Lemon just works here.
Believe me, I love a good chocolate chip ice cream. I’m not going to go for some lousy version of it. If I’m going to have it, I’m going to have a really good one. I believe in treating yourself occasionally to something.
I even done a doo-wop version of the Mickey Mouse march.
In politics, Joseph Smith was something of a radical. He preached, instead of democracy, a version of theocratic rule within a framework given by his own prophetic leadership. At Nauvoo, Smith affected a Napoleonic uniform and made himself into a general and quasi king of the polity he had constituted.
We don’t need another Woody. Even Bob Dylan knew he couldn’t be Woody Guthrie… I like Woody Guthrie fine, but I don’t need the 50th generation version of it.
I learned to see myself and my role as a capitalist… as somebody who’s trying to harness, for myself and for society, the power of greed and the power of the will to acquire into something that makes the world a better place. That’s the version of capitalism that we want.
I’ve seen pretty much all the ‘Peter Pan’s except for one of the further back ones where the boy had curly hair. I can’t remember. I really loved the 2003 version. I really loved that one because that was around the year I was born. That’s quite funny.