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Think Annoy

I think I became a Catholic to annoy my father.

- A. N. Wilson

Play Cops

I have a new show now called 'The Bridge,' where I play a guy who's a real-life guy. My character's based on the life of a guy named Craig Bromell who was a cop for 12 years and then became head of the police association, so basically the president of the union for 85,000 cops.

- Aaron Douglas

Cards Student

Mint's business model became, 'We'll go for free, and then we'll find these savings opportunities for you.' You know, better interest rate on your credit cards, when should you consolidate your student loans, when does it mathematically make sense to refinance your mortgage, and Mint figures all that stuff out for you.

- Aaron Patzer

Play Very

I did a play called 'Disgraced' in 2012 at Lincoln Center, which ultimately won the Pulitzer Prize. I played the lead character, a Muslim American, who had renounced Islam and became very anti-Islam.

- Aasif Mandvi

Prove Supportive

The world was not supportive. They look at me as a joke for 13 to 14 years until I could prove feasibility; then I had competitors. Those that laughed at me became my competitors.

- Ada Yonath

Man Before

I became a man. Before that I was a little boy.

- Adam Ant

College Very

I just became a vegetable for three months. I couldn't talk to people. I was very ill and that was part of the reason I left college.

- Adam Ant

Lightning Activity

When we announced that we were going to support Bitcoin companies, we became a great lightning rod for activity and fun.

- Adam Draper

Recording Had

The act of song writing and recording became one and the same to me; because I essentially recorded everything I did from the day I began trying to write songs. I've always had a lot to say. I'd always written poems.

- Adam Goldberg

Bankers Embarrassed

ICG became a dot-com joke, a one-stock example of extreme hubris on the part of its management and the investment bankers and sell-side analysts who embarrassed themselves by pumping it up.

- Adam Lashinsky

Love Reason

The only reason I became the singer in the band is because I sang the best. It wasn't out of some desire to be a star or be a famous singer. It's not like I love interviews.

- Adam Levine

Always TV

People see you on TV every day, they start knowing your name. You know, I was always just the guy from Maroon 5 until I became myself.

- Adam Levine

New Watershed

I saw 'Six Degrees of Separation' because my brother was in it. It was a watershed experience. It was theatrical and scary, and New York functioned like a character. John Guare became a hero for me.

- Adam Rapp

Love Game

To combat the monotony of gym workouts, I started playing soccer. I looked at workouts as training sessions. My soccer training includes squats, pushups, resistance-band work, and sprints. Ninety minutes of running became part of my love of the game rather than a chore.

- Adam Richman

Keyboard Players

Andy Chase and I were keyboard players originally, and we became guitarists later. But it's fun for us to focus more on the keyboard stuff sometimes.

- Adam Schlesinger

Career Very

When the opportunity to choreograph came up, it was nothing more in my head but an opportunity. Then it suddenly became a career very quickly.

- Adam Shankman

Think Which

It wasn't until I hit 20 that I became an obsessive reader, I think, which feels a little funny considering I was a bookseller for five years and have been reviewing YA novels for four years.

- Adam Silvera

Been Very

How many actors have a shot at being a part of something that became a part of pop culture? It's been very rewarding. I'm not getting the 20 million bucks for the new movies, but at least I'm getting warmth and recognition from people wherever I go.

- Adam West

Lucky Very

I'm very lucky. I do voiceovers, 'Family Guy,' on and on, and quite frankly, I'm one of the luckiest actors in the world. I was able to create a character who became iconic.

- Adam West

London Hostel

My father was a diplomat and served as Pakistan's ambassador to 14 countries. I was born in London and grew up there and studied and lived in a hostel throughout in London and became a barrister.

- Adnan Sami

Always Never

It never became an act in the sense of an act. It was always, no matter where we worked, little revues.

- Adolph Green

Been Acceptable

The course that I have uniformly pursued, ever since I became a missionary, has been rather peculiar. In order to become an acceptable and eloquent preacher in a foreign language, I deliberately abjured my own. When I crossed the river, I burnt my ships.

- Adoniram Judson

Work Fantasy

Building on the work of George Macdonald, William Morris and Edward Plunkett, what became known as high fantasy was more or less invented by J. R. R. Tolkien.

- Adrian McKinty

Reason Dad

Adrian Leon LeBlanc, my dad and my namesake, his keen joy in observing people and the world is the reason I became a journalist.

- Adrian Nicole LeBlanc

Doing Always

I have an odd fetish with nails. I was always doing beauty blogs about nails, and it would be on Fridays called 'Friday's Fingertip Fetish.' It became so popular that a nail polish company approached me, and Fingertip Fetish was born.

- Adrienne Bailon

Deal Some

I think The 'Cheetah Girls' was originally supposed to be one film, but then it became two and three, which was a huge deal. But like all Disney franchises, they have to come to an end at some point. I was so grateful we went out with a bang. I think we died off peacefully.

- Adrienne Bailon

Singer Full Time

When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.

- Agnetha Faltskog

Country Some

To survive, China had to open up to the West. It could not survive otherwise. This was after many millions have died of hunger in a country that was like North Korea is today. Once we became part of global competition, we had to agree to some rules. It's painful, but we had to. Otherwise there was no way to survive.

- Ai Weiwei

Rebel Been

Everything I was told should be my greatest insecurities and weaknesses, everything that I've been labeled - short, nerdy, skinny, weak, impulsive, ugly, tomboy, poor, rebel, loud, freak, crazy - turned out to be my greatest strengths. I didn't become successful in spite of them. I became successful because of them.

- AJ Lee

Over Lives

I see the friends I made over the years who have become family today, people I became acquainted with who have achieved so much in their lives. They taught me something with each meeting.

- Akshay Kumar

Teacher College

My daughter became a teacher right out of college.

- Al Franken

Love Very

Music is more of a hobby to me than my hobbies, if that makes sense. I love music; my dad and brother were very musical, and music just happens to be one of my hobbies that became my vocation.

- Al Jardine

College Insurance

My dad was in the army. World War II. He got his college education from the army. After World War II he became an insurance salesman. Really, I didn't know my dad very well. He and my mother split up after the war. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and grandfather, and by my mother.

- Al Pacino

Father James

James Brown became my father. He would talk to me the way a father talked to a son. He became the father I never had.

- Al Sharpton

Christ Which

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today.

- Al Sharpton

Vocation Gradually

My hobbies just sort of gradually became my vocation.

- Al Yankovic

Before Our

When work is not going well, it's useful to remember that our identities stretch beyond what is on the business card, that we were people long before we became workers - and will continue to be human once we have put our tools down forever.

- Alain de Botton

Which Fascists

I just became what I call an 'anti-fascist novelist.' There is no word that covers both the fascists and the Communists, which mean different things to people, but of course they're the same: they're tyranny states.

- Alan Furst

British New Kind

The British ballads became a new kind of form in their hand. And out of them came the blues, a new kind of song of commentary and satire, a song form which, after all, has become the main musical form of the whole human species.

- Alan Lomax

Pop Record Producer

Immediately after the Floyd experience, I became a pop record producer.

- Alan Parsons

Love Ya

But, Eminem... No, I've loved rap for a long time, especially when it got out of its first period and became this gangsta rap, ya know this heavy rap thing? That's when I started to fall in love with it. I loved the lyrics. I loved the beat.

- Alan Vega

Which Faded

'Nova' was one of the tracks that inspired me to create 'Fade,' which later became 'Faded'. It has a beautiful melody, and the way it progresses throughout the whole track is just amazing!

- Alan Walker

Been Very

I first got sick after I had my daughter, Kimberly, 21 years ago. I'd always been energetic and never had any serious medical problems. Then I got very sick with a high fever. They told me I had mononucleosis. I became pregnant right away with Sean, and after he was born, I never seemed to recover.

- Alana Stewart

Thought Famous

I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.

- Alanis Morissette

Think Means

I think fame became exciting for me in the late '90s because I could actually use it as a means to an end. I could actually have it help me serve my vocationfulness.

- Alanis Morissette

Love Dearest

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music - should there be any left - would go mad with joy.

- Alban Berg

Director Anybody

You know, I became a director out of necessity. I was writing comedies, and I couldn't find anybody to deliver it correctly.

- Albert Brooks

College By The Time

By the time I was at college, I became very alert to the question of racial discrimination, and I remember one of my first writing attempts had to do with a lynching.

- Albert Maltz

American Before

It's crazy: the first black man to actually step foot in America came as a free man, as an explorer, with the Spaniards. That's something for me - as a black American, it gives me a little bit of pride because we were free and respected somewhere else before slavery became what it was.

- Aldis Hodge

I Think Everybody

I think Jerry Lee is sad. As a musician, he was far more talented than Elvis Presley. Everybody down in Memphis knows that. Elvis became a movie star because he was beautiful. Not that Elvis wasn't talented, but Jerry Lee Lewis was incomprehensibly talented as a musician.

- Alec Baldwin

Head Tail

Irony became the head that bit its tail and then there is no way out.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I Think Big

I feel that Julian Assange came to be both paranoid and self-regarding in ways that ultimately undermined his own mission. And so, the transparency radical became a secret-keeper instead of a secret-leaker. And that, I think, is a big problem.

- Alex Gibney

Consciousness Study

I became really interested in the study of consciousness.

- Alex Grey

Listening Messing

The more I got into playing guitar, the more I enjoyed music, and the broader my listening became. The instrument itself became important to me, and I started messing around with classical guitar and took classical lessons.

- Alex Lifeson

Give Other

Cory Booker became a millionaire because this is how the economy works for people of his class: Rich people give other rich people money to do nothing, simply because they 'deserve' it.

- Alex Pareene

Cows Rather

The late Christopher Hitchens had the professional contrarian's fixation on attacking sacred cows, and rather soon after his cancer diagnosis, he became one himself.

- Alex Pareene

Editor

Andrea Schulz became my editor in 2009.

- Alexander Chee

Voice Singer

My singing voice had rescued me from the scene I was in at school - I was an unpopular, bookish kid who had an indeterminate ethnic background. I became fascinated with women sopranos because they had a future that I didn't as a singer.

- Alexander Chee

My Life Some

When I first told people I was writing a book, some would say that was interesting, but others thought it was some holiday project and I would lose interest. I think my parents thought the same thing, and they were surprised when I kept going. I'm not sure I thought I would keep going, but then it became a big part of my life.

- Alexandra Adornetto

About Channel

I sort of forgot about 'Z Channel' after it went off the air in 1989, but once Jason Resnick of Focus Features made the suggestion, I became obsessed all over again. I still am. I'll probably be this way until I'm 80, babbling about 'Z Channel.'

- Alexandra Cassavetes

Involved Gardens

I got involved in Gateway National Park and just became fascinated with gardens.

- Alexandra Kerry

Netflix TV

When I started binge-watching TV, when that became a thing due to Netflix a few years ago, the first thing I watched was 'Lost.' It was summer break from grad school, and I watched it all in a row, like as many hours a day as I could, as though I were clocking in at a job.

- Alexandra Kleeman

Back Professions

If you look back on professions, when they became undervalued and paid less, women tended to do better in them.

- Alison Owen

Rest Britain

'Britain's Royal Families' became my first published book, in 1989, from The Bodley Head, and the rest of the story is - dare I say it? - history!

- Alison Weir

Great Experience

It was a great experience for me - the ups and downs - because I became a man in Philadelphia.

- Allen Iverson

Last Mattress

From 1971 onwards, the Memorial Day holiday was officially observed on the last Monday in May and became the unofficial start of the summer, with barbecues, blockbuster movie openings and mattress sales.

- Allen West

Memory Looking Back

Well, one of the things I discovered in the course of looking back and writing about what I saw in my memory is that I was a closely observant person long before I became a reporter.

- Alma Guillermoprieto

City 19th Century

If you read the poets of the 19th century in Latin America, you would see that Havana or Mexico City or Buenos Aires are incredibly modern and global cities that they were not. And eventually they became real, and they became real because people read these books and tried to live in a better world.

- Alvaro Enrigue

Thought Turned

When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.

- Aly Raisman

Very Some

I deal with postpartum feelings by reaching out to mom friends. I became very close with some of the women in my prenatal yoga class.

- Alyssa Milano

Actress Move

I became an actress to provoke people and move people and to tell the stories.

- Alyssa Sutherland

Deal Increasingly

I did actually have a deal with Columbia, but it became increasingly clear to me after signing with them that they didn't know what to do with me and I didn't know what to do for them, so we agreed to go our separate ways.

- Amanda Marshall

Very Painted

I painted one dining room red and I must say, the conversation became very heated in that room.

- Amanda Pays

Got Had

I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn't know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.

- Amanda Seyfried

Singing Obsessed

When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it. But then, of course, that didn't work out.

- Amanda Seyfried

Love Smart

We didn't take Charlize Theron seriously until she did 'Monster' and became physically ugly. I would love to see women be able to be powerful, complex, smart, opinionated and taken seriously, even if they are beautiful.

- Amber Heard

Separate Had

I haven't personally experienced bullying, but when I was in high school, I had a best friend who became a bully. I took a stand and took it upon myself to separate from her. I couldn't be associated with her because it wasn't the type of person I wanted to be.

- Amber Riley

Enjoy Finally

I eat in a strange way, but I enjoy it. Everything became well when I finally understood that I enjoy being hungry. Normally, I only eat in the evening.

- Amelie Nothomb

Love Memory

I temporarily became a surgeon for 'Memory of Love'. I spent two weeks in an operating theatre, watching amputations, and I loved it.

- Aminatta Forna

Question Whole

I changed my name when we became aware of the African revolution and the whole question of our African roots.

- Amiri Baraka

Through Religious

The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don't know why something's happening to you and you don't know how you bounced back.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Still Seller

I published 'Rules of Civility' while I was still working. It became a best seller. I was working on this book, and then I decided to retire.

- Amor Towles

Sports Columnist

My dad was a sports writer when I was younger and then he became just a general columnist. But I grew up with him literally getting into brawls with football coaches.

- Amy Klobuchar

Young Very

I wanted to be a boy when I was young because boys got to do all the good stuff. So I became very aggressive and very competitive at a young age.

- Amy Madigan

My Life Hands

At the age of 19, the day after I graduated high school, I moved to a place where it snowed, and I became a massage therapist. With this job, all I needed were my hands and my massage table by my side and I could go anywhere. For the first time in my life, I felt free, independent, and completely in control of my life.

- Amy Purdy

Love My Life

I tried snowboarding at 14, and I absolutely fell in love with it. I snowboarded every day off I had, every weekend I had off of school, every holiday we had off from school, and it became a huge part of my life, not just what I love to do, but really just kind of who I was.

- Amy Purdy

Doing Big

Once I became number one, I started working even harder. I changed my technique, but injuries started creeping in - it was a big mistake, as I was doing something right to get to that spot in the first place.

- Ana Ivanovic

Love Would

I would love it if you became a Santander customer.

- Ana Patricia Botin

Young Committee

Each university should have a Young Scholars' Committee. I became the chairman of this Committee, and immediately it was permitted to have this plan officially adopted.

- Anatoly Chubais

Southern Supposedly

In 1984, I starred in 'Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan,' my first movie. My lines ended up being dubbed by Glenn Close, supposedly because my accent was 'too southern'. It was completely humiliating at the time. I became a laughing stock. I'm amazed that I managed to pick myself up and dust myself off.

- Andie MacDowell

Before Sharon

There are loads of actresses that modelled. They just weren't famous. There weren't a lot that were really known as models that became actresses, but there are hordes of them that did modelling before such as Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Demi Moore and Geena Davis. There are loads of 'em.

- Andie MacDowell

Children Once

Once you became associated with a children's show, you're finished.

- Alexis Korner

Famous Jumping

A lot of people have the misconception that I decided to become an actor when Lily became famous and have accused me of jumping on her bandwagon. But that's completely untrue.

- Alfie Allen

College Boredom

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law. I probably would have made a lot more money and died of boredom by now.

- Alice Dreger

Law College

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law.

- Alice Dreger

My Life Through

All through my life, I didn't really consider my eyes at all, and then I became an actress. It's great, I guess. They're just in my face, and one is green and one is blue. It's different, and I'm definitely a proponent of being different in any way you can in life, so I guess if you're born a bit different that's a good thing.

- Alice Eve

Hands Breathing

From the first I became convinced that what I must look for was lead dust and lead fumes, that men were poisoned by breathing poisoned air, not by handling their food with unwashed hands.

- Alice Hamilton

Had By The Time

When I was into my 30s, I became increasingly depressed by rejection letters. I had had the feeling that by the time I was 30, I would be established. But I was not at all. By the time of 'Lives of Girls and Women,' I was into my 40s and I had become more thin-skinned.

- Alice Munro

Been Couple

In the summer of 1966, I went to Mississippi to be in the heart of the civil-rights movement, helping people who had been thrown off the farms or taken off the welfare roles for registering to vote. While working there, I met the civil-rights lawyer I later married - we became an interracial couple.

- Alice Walker

Shy Muse

For me, I used to be shy towards journalism because it wasn't poetry. And then I realized that the events that I covered in essays that became journalism were actually great because they inspired me, and they became my muse.

- Alice Walker