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Why About

I'm more comfortable writing traditional protagonists. But 'Steve Jobs' and 'The Social Network' have antiheroes. I like to write antiheroes as if they're making their case to God about why they should be allowed into heaven. I have to find something in that character that is like me and write to that.

- Aaron Sorkin

About Good Story

Of course, I'm not allowed to talk about the script, but I can say it is a really good story.

- Aaron Stanford

Change Radical

Servants are not allowed to ask questions. They are only supposed to follow orders. That attitude has to change. But in order for it to change, there has to be radical improvement in the quality of the intelligence produced by the Mexican government.

- Adolfo Aguilar Zinser

Doing My Life

I need to be allowed to make my own decisions and mistakes, take leaps - and fall - without receiving too much help, because it's what I'll be doing for the rest of my life.

- Adora Svitak

Love Reading

I fell in love with reading when I was allowed to choose whatever books I wanted to check out of the library.

- Adriana Trigiani

I Am Must

I must be allowed to be as I am.

- Agnetha Faltskog

Country About

Moving around a lot allows you to experience many different cultures and learn about the ways that different people in different parts of the country live, and it probably made me somewhat more adventuresome and allowed me to meet my future wife in Pensacola.

- Alan G. Poindexter

Leave Had

If somebody had said to me in June or July of 1987, 'We'd like you to become chairman of the Federal Reserve, but you're never allowed to discuss any economics after you leave,' I'd have said, 'Forget it.' What do they want me to do? Become an anthropologist?'

- Alan Greenspan

Father Been

It's not easy being a father, but I've been allowed a comeback.

- Alan King

Level Abroad

And it says something about our level of disassociation, that we can provoke these wars abroad but we're not allowed to see people get killed as a result.

- Alex Cox

Rope Broadened

I suppose being a bit of an antisocial weirdo definitely honed my skills as a soloist. It gave me a lot more opportunities to solo lots of easy routes, which in turn broadened my comfort zone quite a bit and has allowed me to climb the harder things without a rope that I've done now.

- Alex Honnold

One Of The Things

We basically built a pricing model that surgically identified what people wanted to pay us for and what they didn't want to pay us for. One of the things we figured out early on was that we could create value for people by creating a product that allowed them to design something that they couldn't design without us.

- Alexa Hirschfeld

City Office

The day in 2011 that I went to the office of the city clerk in lower Manhattan with my partner Dustin to register for our domestic partnership was coincidentally also the first day same-sex partners were allowed to register for marriage in the state of New York.

- Alexander Chee

Regret Behind

The characters are not allowed to change if you write a sitcom; they're not allowed to learn anything. There's all these sorts of rules, and you go, 'I just want to be able to write one character and then leave that behind.' Also, as a performer, and I may regret saying this, but it would be my own personal hell to be trapped in the sitcom.

- Alice Lowe

Other Worlds

A theory not only explains the world we see, it lets us imagine other worlds, and, even more significantly, lets us act to create those worlds. Developing everyday theories, like scientific theories, has allowed human beings to change the world.

- Alison Gopnik

Movie Feels

Nothing feels worse than knowing that people didn't see your movie. That they wanted to and the critics loved it but nobody knew where it was because it didn't do what it was supposed to do opening weekend. It used to be that independents were allowed to stay in the theaters, build word of mouth.

- Allison Anders

Years Public

I was only allowed only to watch public television until I was 12 years old. I would come home from friends's houses with a list of demands. 'OK, We have all the wrong cereals. You guys are asleep on the job.'

- Allison Williams

Watch Public

I was only allowed only to watch public television until I was 12 years old.

- Allison Williams

Play Other

When you see the political parties squabble, if a baby is not allowed to be born, all the other issues do not come into play.

- Alveda King

New Kid

I went from just a regular nappy-headed kid in poverty to Amar'e Stoudemire, New York Knicks captain superstar. But there's a lot in between that allowed me to get from point A to point B.

- Amar'e Stoudemire

Play Audience

If I were a man, I'd be allowed to play roles that were compelling and drove an audience to an emotional response.

- Amber Heard

Feel Terribly

I never even dreamt of being a writer because I didn't feel allowed. When I was a child I was terribly ambitious, but I didn't know at all what this great thing would become.

- Amelie Nothomb

Rooms Feels

You can build a place that is beautiful, but nobody feels comfortable sitting in it, and the kids aren't allowed to go into many of the rooms. Or a place can look lived in, but it doesn't please the eye.

- Amor Towles

Protect Jobs

We have to protect all journalists, and journalists have to be allowed to do their jobs.

- Amy Goodman

Francisco San

I used to travel in tennis shoes; I am just not allowed to anymore. I'm an old hippie from San Francisco.

- Amy Irving

Confidence Psyche

When you live in an environment where you aren't allowed to be fully who you are, you aren't taken seriously, and you aren't respected. What that actually does to a person's confidence and psyche is really fascinating to me.

- Andre Holland

TV Very

As a kid, I was only allowed to watch a certain amount of television. But once I was old enough to own my own TV, I would stay up until 4:00 A.M. watching Home Shopping Network night after night. Soft-spoken women talked about the jewelry in very detailed, intricate, precious ways, and I loved it.

- Andrea Seigel

Through Always

I have a relatively sunny spirit, and I always had the expectation that my path through life would be relatively sunny, no matter what happened. I have never allowed myself to be bitter.

- Angela Merkel

Why See

Americans don't want immigration. They don't want any more. Why can't we have a home? You see on 'National Geographic,' 'Oh, the indigenous people, they have a home.' Everyone else can have a home. We are the only people on Earth not allowed to have a home.

- Ann Coulter

Awful Halo

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.

- Anna Popplewell

Will Rediscover

Believe it or not, we will actually be better and happier workers if we are allowed to be better parents. We might even rediscover our capacity for fun.

- Anne-Marie Slaughter

Want Town

Well, I mean, you have an emotion, you want to express it. You don't just look in the camera and do it. You want to hide from the embarrassment of your brother saying you're not allowed to come into my town.

- Anthony Quinn

Dancing Mum

Because we had no money when I was growing up, when I started dancing, I wasn't allowed to be frivolous - my mum made me go to every lesson because she was paying for it.

- Anton du Beke

Small Dancing

My small experience on 'Dancing with the Stars' allowed me to slowly appreciate the Waltz and Viennese Waltz, but to see it in Vienna is something much different.

- Apolo Ohno

Pants Peppers

People with chile peppers on their chef pants shouldn't be allowed in the kitchen.

- April Bloomfield

Everyone Ensure

While markets are supposed to ensure transparency by showing orders to everyone simultaneously, flash orders are currently allowed because of a loophole in securities regulations that allows for immediate trades.

- Charles Duhigg

Snack Line

I had three toy buckets, and I would put hot water in them because we weren't allowed to sit in the jacuzzi - we weren't old enough - so I would charge people $1, and everyone would line up, and everyone would sit in this disgusting hot water-sand-filled thing, and I would get $1 and go to the snack bar and get an Oreo.

- Charlie Puth

Like Could

I felt like a sinful person when I dated men and allowed them to feel for me in a way I knew I could never naturally feel for them. That felt wrong and a lie.

- Chely Wright

Heels Questioned

My faith in my filmmaking changed on the heels of 'Titan.' It allowed me to pursue things that I previously would have questioned.

- Chris Meledandri

Book Hundred

I hate SF books that think all you need to make a book is cool technology and mind-bending ideas without a decent plot or characters. And I hate when fantasy books are allowed to ramble off into five hundred page diatribes which don't advance the story one bit.

- Chris Wooding

Play Been

New Orleans is a place where people are deliberately undereducated so that they can be a labour class - the economy there is tourism, and one of the only outlets that black males have traditionally been allowed is to play jazz music, y'know?

- Christian Scott

Agent Disney

The cool part about working for Disney is that they've allowed me to be a change agent.

- Christy Romano

Play Back

If you look back at British history, women being allowed to play sport in schools meant they had to change their clothing. They couldn't be running around in their long skirts and corsets, because you can't.

- Clare Balding

Work Doing

One of the difficulties of not knowing for so long whether we were doing a fifth season or not was that we weren't really allowed to go out shopping for work.

- Claudia Black

Think I Think

I think men are allowed to be fat and bald and ugly and women aren't. And it's just not - there is no equality there.

- Connie Chung

Feel About

One of the strangest things about being an actor is that people you don't know feel that they are allowed to comment on your hair, body, clothes, relationships.

- Courtney Thorne-Smith

Hollywood Deal

I always wanted to make motion pictures, ever since I was a wee boy, and I was 32, and time was marching on. I met a guy who said, 'Come out to Hollywood for 10 days, and I'll get you a deal.' So I figured, 'OK, 10 days.' On the 10th day, he got me a development deal with Disney, not for a lot of money, but it allowed me to make the move.

- Craig Ferguson

Thought Lifetime

The things I was allowed to experience, the people I was able to call friends, teammates, mentors, coaches and opponents, the travel, all of it, are far more than anything I ever thought possible in my lifetime.

- Curt Schilling

Kind Virtual

The Internet has kind of allowed me to go to a virtual library whenever I want to find out something about something and not use one source but find multiple ways to research certain topics or subjects.

- Curt Schilling

Doing Needs

What I was doing was servicing the needs of my constituents and I was not allowed to do that because I did not toe the line on U.S. policy for Israel.

- Cynthia McKinney

Porch Could

When I was a junior, boys were allowed to come visit me at the house. We could sit on the porch until about 8 o'clock at night; that's when it started getting dark. That was it.

- Daisy Fuentes

Happy Want

In the happy scenes there were really fun times. Sean would say really funny stuff because he likes to improv. I would want to laugh, but you are not allowed to do that during the take.

- Dakota Fanning

Myself More

The more I push myself to really live and really experience things and step outside of my comfort zone, the more the songs are allowed to flow.

- Damien Rice

Next Make Up

For the last few years I've tried to force myself to write at least one page every day, which doesn't sound like much but it's actually pretty hard to manage. Because I'm not allowed to do a make-up day. I can't do two pages the next day. The punishment for not completing my page is that I have to eat a vegetarian meal the next day.

- Dan Chaon

Big TV

When you watch the sitcoms that were the big hits when I was growing up, TV was still just TV. It was allowed to just be TV. There were three channels that were competing for the whole family and you couldn't take your business elsewhere.

- Dan Harmon

Television Made

If your ratings are high and there's money being made, you're allowed to be a perfectionist in television.

- Dan Harmon

Made Put

When I was little, I wasn't allowed to put sugar on my breakfast cereal because it made me so hyper.

- Dan O'Brien

Want Hiring

Businesses should no longer be allowed to depress wages by hiring illegal labor and then falsely claim that Americans don't want to do the jobs.

- Dana Rohrabacher

Studying Loving

I've spent a life loving women and studying them as much as I can, or am allowed to.

- Darren Aronofsky

Strength Doing

It's a wonderful side effect of what we're doing, to give someone the strength to come out of the closet to their family, or simply present themselves aesthetically in a way they feel happy with, whether or not their friends are going to be allowed to like them anymore.

- Davey Havok

Been Whole

My whole family has been such a great support, and they're the ones who have kept me grounded and allowed me to be who I am today.

- David Archuleta

Republic Use

I'm a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy.

- David Blunkett

Records Record

Technology has allowed people to make records really cheap. You can make a record on a laptop.

- David Byrne

Studio Bizarre

It's nice because success has allowed me to have a blast on stage, to be in the studio with amazing people, but I find it all a bit bizarre.

- David Guetta

Here Aspects

The human race is a herd. Here we are, unique, eternal aspects of consciousness with an infinity of potential, and we have allowed ourselves to become an unthinking, unquestioning blob of conformity and uniformity. A herd. Once we concede to the herd mentality, we can be controlled and directed by a tiny few. And we are.

- David Icke

Destiny Largest

If you allowed PayPal to pursue its destiny, there are moves it could make to become the largest financial company in the world.

- David O. Sacks

Television Product

Much of the messy advertising you see on television today is the product of committees. Committees can criticize advertisements, but they should never be allowed to create them.

- David Ogilvy

Doing I Think

I think anyone who doesn't say that they'd like people to think that they're doing the right thing is wrong. I mean, I'd like it to be that way, but I've never allowed it to influence my actions.

- David Stern

Bed Telling

People should be allowed to roll out of bed and go to an interview; people shouldn't be telling you, 'You can't curse because it's not ladylike.' I don't believe in those standards.

- Daya

Fail Wisconsin

Wisconsin's kids shouldn't be allowed to fail just because Washington is failing them.

- Jim Doyle

Have Fun Silly

'Have fun' is my message. Be silly. You're allowed to be silly. There's nothing wrong with it.

- Jimmy Fallon

Work Business

Too often, the music business allowed third-party companies to innovate for us - and that simply does not work anymore.

- Jimmy Iovine

Happy Opportunity

Acting gave me the opportunity to do outrageous things. It allowed me to be sad, happy, angry and lustful, even if it was just vicariously.

- Joan Allen

Young Very

My sister is a very peculiar lady. When we were young, I wasn't allowed to talk to her friends. Now I'm not allowed to talk to her children, nor are they permitted to see me. This is the nature of the lady. Doesn't bother me at all.

- Joan Fontaine

Heart Suffering

In my heart, I know that Jesus would never condone the suffering that results when dogs and cats are allowed to breed.

- Joanna Krupa

Work Makeup

I had to take my makeup off at work every night. I wasn't allowed to do it at home because my mom said that when your work day is done, you're done with work.

- Jodie Foster

Hours Use

Managers, regardless of salary, should not be allowed to earn or use comp time. They are expected to work as many hours as needed to get the job done - especially at these salary levels.

- Jodi Rell

Hang Punching

My mom allowed me to take an old burlap bag and fill it with moss, corn stalks and rocks, then hang it from a tree and spend an hour a day punching my heavy bag.

- Joe Frazier

Simple Run

To keep it simple you run your gym like you run your house. Keep it clean and in good running order. No jerks allowed, members pay on time and if they give you any crap, throw them out. There's peace where there's order.

- Joe Gold

Now Beat

We've beat up our umpires. They're now allowed to be human.

- Joe Torre

Pain Through

As a child I was not allowed to express my feelings, so I had to go back through therapy and express the child's pain.

- John Bradshaw

Congress Insurance

If Obamacare is allowed to stand - and Congress is allowed to make the purchase of government-endorsed health insurance compulsory - there will be no meaningful limit on Washington's reach into the lives of the American people. That is certainly not what the Founders intended.

- John Cornyn

Rebel Own

Every genuine boy is a rebel and an anarch. If he were allowed to develop according to his own instincts, his own inclinations, society would undergo such a radical transformation as to make the adult revolutionary cower and cringe.

- John Holmes

Inside Constraints

You have to do what the story demands, but inside of those constraints, I try to inject as much realistic physics as I'm allowed to.

- John Knoll

Bring Least

On this Twitter thing, at least five people a day say 'bring back the mullet.' My wife told me I'm not allowed. Troy Tulowitzki wants me to grow a rat-tail for his charity. I was like, 'What the heck is a rat-tail?'

- John Kruk

Role Providing

The men and women of our armed forces played an instrumental role in the election process - securing polling sites and providing security - that allowed so many Iraqis the opportunity to vote freely for the first time ever.

- John M. McHugh

Guy Tries

I returned from my last L.A. visit to find myself tipping the scales like Homer Simpson when he tries to gain enough weight to qualify as disabled to be allowed to work from home. All I was missing was his kaftan and Fat Guy Hat. So, I decided it was time to diet.

- John Niven

Happen Obama

The thing is, Obama is right that it would be a calamity for the government to default on its debt by not meeting its obligations. Such a thing has never happened and can't be allowed to happen.

- John Podhoretz

Normal Use

You use your money to buy privacy because during most of your life you aren't allowed to be normal.

- Johnny Depp

Come Bandwidth

The routers get involved in this and they know that on the path between this router and that router a certain percentage of the bandwidth is reserved to these things and a certain percentage of it is allowed on a first come first served basis.

- Jon Postel

Luck Good Luck

I've had the odd good luck of starting slowly and building gradually, something few writers are allowed anymore. As a result I've seen each of my books called the breakthrough. And each was, in its way.

- Jonathan Lethem

Some Recently

I just noticed recently that in one book after another I seem to find an excuse to find some character who, to put it idiotically simply, is allowed to talk crazy.

- Jonathan Lethem

Year Hang

Sixth grade was definitely a hard year for me. I got left out because I didn't go to any of the parties or hang out with the 'cool kids.' I was focusing on my academics. I wasn't allowed to go to any of the parties.

- Jordan Pruitt

More Learned

The more we captured, the more we learned and eventually it destroyed the organization that attacked us on 9/11 and allowed us to get bin Laden.

- Jose Rodriguez

Willing Equivalent

I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are oppressed by peculiar burdens, they ought to be relieved from them, or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent to all such peculiar burdens.

- Joseph Hume

Changes Tell

I do fear God, but I will also tell you that when a doctor diagnoses you and the word 'cancer' comes out of his mouth, at that point, it changes your life and you do fear less and it also has allowed me to be a lot more open as a person. It's changed me.

- Joseph J. Lhota

Not Fair Like

It's like, 'You're not allowed to change. That's not fair. We like you like this.' But I don't. So let me expand and express myself.

- Joss Stone

Date About

At school I pretended I had a normal life, but I felt lonely all the time and different from everyone else. I never felt like I fit in, and I wasn't allowed to participate in after-school activities, go to sports events or parties or date boys. Many times I had to make up stories about why I couldn't do anything with my classmates.

- Joyce Meyer

More Plane

I don't know where my songs come from... If I knew, I'd know too much, more than we are allowed on this plane.

- Judy Collins

Angry Determine

When we are angry or depressed in our creativity, we have misplaced our power. We have allowed someone else to determine our worth, and then we are angry at being undervalued.

- Julia Margaret Cameron