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Act Gets

When it gets down to it you just have to act.

- Aaron Eckhart

New Brothers

I worked with the Neville Brothers for 40-some years on the highway, and up and down since I can remember - funk from New Orleans.

- Aaron Neville

Bad Idea

I get random meetings, like, 'Ron Howard would like to sit down with you.' 'Really?' If 'Breaking Bad' hadn't happened, Ron Howard probably wouldn't want to sit down with me. Because he would have no idea who I was.

- Aaron Paul

Through Used

My natural hair is jet black. I used to have it down to my bum. And I went through a phase of being obsessed with fake tan. So from the age of 14 to 16, I looked like an Apache Indian!

- Abbey Clancy

Baltimore Had

When I lived in Baltimore, I would come down fairly often to go to the Hirshhorn, and one of my good friends from high school went to Georgetown. I actually ended up going to Annapolis a lot. I had a car, and it was such a serene place to drive.

- Abbi Jacobson

Want Big

When companies get big, they slow down. They're not as exciting. If you want to get something done, it takes a lot of time and a lot of meetings.

- Adam D'Angelo

Work Test

I don't really write jokes down. I tend to have a premise that I work out and test on stage.

- Adam DeVine

Happy Polarizing

Any actor is happy to be involved with something that's challenging, controversial, and not easily palatable. Things that are too dumbed down or easy to swallow are uninteresting... It's good when people have such a polarizing response.

- Adam Driver

Studio Furnishing

Furnishing a home is no different than going into the studio and making music. You want to make sure you've pared down all the extra details so that in the end, every stitch has a context uniquely yours.

- Adam Levine

Guard Had

I had gone to New York with no plan at all. I did a lot of jobs - barman, teacher, security guard, postman and construction worker - and I was meeting many eccentric characters, and they were saying funny things, which I always wrote down.

- Adrian McKinty

Love Warcraft

I'm a huge gamer! I love playing 'World of Warcraft.' It helps me wind down and escape reality for a few.

- Agnes Bruckner

Back Singer

These songs are old friends I have entertained myself with when I'm washing the dishes, driving to the store and walking down the aisles. The ones that you sing when you're driving in the car and as a singer you always go back to them.

- Al Jarreau

Stairs Going

You can't be aware of everything. You'd fall down the stairs if you were aware of every intricate thing involved in going down stairs.

- Alan Alda

Gods Other

Except for a God who sits down after the universe begins, all other gods conflict with the assumptions of science.

- Alan Lightman

Love Almost

I love perfumes. Every morning when my girlfriend and I come down to the courtyard in our block of flats we're assailed by the most delicious scent - jasmine round a doorway. It almost makes me swoon.

- Alan Rickman

Been Jupiter

When we first sent missions to Jupiter, no one expected to find moons that would have active volcanoes. And I could go down a long list of how often I've been surprised by the richness of nature.

- Alan Stern

Why Very

It's very hard to motivate yourself and others with only one goal - particularly if it's complex and you might not get there until years down the road. That's why intermediate goals are so important.

- Alan Stern

Used Dean

When I started out, I tried out all my stuff on national television. There were no comedy clubs, but even if there were, I don't think I would have gone to them. I used to do stuff in the bathroom, and then I'd drive down to NBC and do it on 'The Golddiggers' with Dean Martin.

- Albert Brooks

Always Could

It was always disappointing to see that what I could really master in terms of form boiled down to so little.

- Alberto Giacometti

Learning Around

I carry around a black leather Moleskine journal all the time. And I always write ideas down, especially when I'm on set and working with actors like Jeremy Irons and Viola Davis and learning from them.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Down with Dukes of Hazzard!

- Alec Baldwin

Ego Same Time

When you see things upside down, the ego can be extraordinarily funny; it's absurd. But it's tragic at the same time.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Believe Through

Instruments are a phenomenal investment, especially violins and violas and celli, because the value really doesn't go down, and it just rises up at incredible speed and has done, and I believe will continue to do so, because these rare instruments are not getting more. They are getting less and less through the years.

- Aleksey Igudesman

Your Slightly

It slightly depends on your perspective, sort of how you look at these things, but when I sit down to write a script, I'm not planning to write a script; I'm planning to make a film, and so I only see the script as being just a step there.

- Alex Garland

Game Show

You pull anyone from an alien planet down to Earth, and you want to show them great work, show them Tywin Lannister on 'Game of Thrones.' I mean, it's just as good as it gets.

- Alex Graves

Week Stood

When I was going to Paris for Paris Fashion Week, I'd often walk down the street and go into all the different shops that we didn't necessarily have in the U.K., and Maje was definitely one of the ones that stood out for me.

- Alexa Chung

Want Never

I never wanted money worries to slow me down or make me take a job I didn't want.

- Alexander Payne

Love Happy

As much as I love my daughters, I wasn't happy with only being a stay-at-home-dad, and my wife encouraged me to try, to really try, at being a writer. More than anything, I didn't want to let her down.

- Alexi Zentner

Want Settle

I want to settle down.

- Ali Fazal

My Life Least

When it comes down to it, at the end of the day, I need more out of my life and I need to push myself harder. And if at the end of the day I don't have it, then I don't have it, but at least I'm going to put myself out there. If I fail, I'm going to fail terrifically.

- Ali Larter

Doing Around

Something like reading depends a lot on just having people around you who talk to you and read you books, more than sitting down and, say, doing a reading drill when you're 3 or 4 years old.

- Alison Gopnik

Benefits Show

I know the benefits of having a really great improv show are amazing because it was this one rare and fleeting thing that was incredible, but the risk just didn't appeal to me. I liked the control of sitting down and writing things.

- Allison Tolman

Getting

We're getting dumbed down, taste-wise.

- Alton Brown

Long Other

I have met people on the subway who have told me the most profound stories, and I am convinced we all have something to teach each other if we just slow down long enough to hear the message.

- Amanda de Cadenet

Country Going

Research in this country is going down.

- Amar Bose

Through Used

I used to hate getting dressed, getting in front of the camera and walking down the red carpet. It bothered me because I felt like I couldn't be what they wanted me to be. Now it's still not my favorite thing, but I get through it a lot easier because I know that my work brings value to who I am.

- America Ferrera

By The Time Our

No one ever sits you down at age eight and says, 'Aminatta, this is what's happened so far.' You have to work it out for yourself, and by the time you do, it's ancient history to many of the players. We're trying to make sense of the past, so we start to excavate our memories.

- Aminatta Forna

Three Buy

I still think I'm like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. That's still my mentality, so I'll be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am.

- Amy Adams

Young About

It's human nature to be curious about people, and to be more curious about young people than old people. We want to cheer something on at the same time we want to tear it down. That's just so normal.

- Amy Grant

Every Day Tens

A bridge shouldn't just fall down in the middle of America. Not a bridge that's a few blocks from my house. Not an eight-lane highway. Not a bridge that I drive over with my family every day, along with tens of thousands of Minnesotans. But that's what happened.

- Amy Klobuchar

Movie Out

Although the odds are you're not gonna get the acting job you go out for, it's easier to successfully audition than it is to sit down for a few months and write a movie that's going to actually sell.

- Anders Holm

Feel Through

It means a lot to you, to be out there. The highs are pretty high, and the lows are pretty low. You know, it's easy to feel like you let the team down. I mean, at the end of the day we still got to figure out a way to get through the tie.

- Andre Agassi

Elaborate Proper

When one puts up a building one makes an elaborate scaffold to get everything into its proper place. But when one takes the scaffold down, the building must stand by itself with no trace of the means by which it was erected. That is how a musician should work.

- Andres Segovia

British Got

I've never got on with the British press because they've always given me such a hard time. Once they build a band up they just want to do people down. They shouldn't concentrate on the colour of someone's shirt they should listen to the music.

- Andrew Eldritch

Talking About

Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn't go up, it went down.

- Andrew Lansley

Writing Superstition

I have a terrible superstition of writing things down.

- Andrew Scott

Other Quite Frankly

Fear is that thing that keeps you up there on that other plateau. Fear is that thing that just keeps you closed down, and quite frankly, alone.

- Andrew Shue

Good Naps

Short naps are good. Given modern workplace demands, this is not possible for many people - but if you have the option, try napping for ten to twenty minutes in the afternoon, preferably lying down in a darkened room.

- Andrew Weil

Corridor Though

I don't really rate press conferences. It's not as though I leave the room fist-pumping my way down the corridor after a good one.

- Andy Roddick

Week Appeared

Working with Danny Thomas was truly an adventure every week. Danny didn't always say the words as they appeared in the script. I learned more by osmosis than by sitting down together. He was a force to be reckoned with: an explorer of television.

- Angela Cartwright

Like Which

I like everything. Boyish girls, girlish boys, the heavy and the skinny. Which is a problem when I'm walking down the street.

- Angelina Jolie

Around Screen

I don't sit down in front of my computer screen and think, 'Right. Today I shall begin a story set in this or that period of history.' I just get ideas from the world around me.

- Ann Turner

Lunch Husband

My husband is Dutch, and his family, when you sat down to eat food at the table, you never left the table until you ate living bread and drank living water. They never left the table until they'd read Scripture together. So morning, lunch, suppertime, Scripture was always read at the table, and then there was prayer to close.

- Ann Voskamp

Possibilities Many

I'm interested when things are upside down - because there are so many possibilities in that one moment. There is a lot that is exposed.

- Anna Deavere Smith

Him Rein

It's not their job from the establishment-through-calcification to sit there and try to withhold the president, to rein him in or slow down his agenda.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Happen Perfectly

What physics tells us is that everything comes down to geometry and the interactions of elementary particles. And things can happen only if these interactions are perfectly balanced.

- Antony Garrett Lisi

My Life Autobiography

Harper Collins gave me a letter of intent saying that they want me to pen down my autobiography. When I was recollecting the incidents of my life for that, I selected only those incidents which were turning points in my life. I staged it instead of writing it.

- Anupam Kher

Deep Enjoy

It is not up to me whether I win or lose. Ultimately, this might not be my day. And it is that philosophy towards sports, something that I really truly live by. I am emotional. I want to win. I am hungry. I am a competitor. I have that fire. But deep down, I truly enjoy the art of competing so much more than the result.

- Apolo Ohno

Like Use

I just use my muscles as a conversation piece, like someone walking a cheetah down 42nd Street.

- Arnold Schwarzenegger

Been Put

I've been in a few films that have been adapted and, as an actor, the amount of resources and things you can gain just from reading the story, as well as the script, are so massive that it's something you just can't put down.

- Asa Butterfield

Around Private

You can't control the paparazzi. But if you go to Coachella you're going to get photographed. Whereas if you're at home, walking down the street you probably won't. It's something I've learnt to navigate my way around but I try to keep my private life private.

- Ashley Greene

Him Stein

I'm always up for music shows such as Jools Holland, but news more than anything, particularly Newsnight. And cookery: Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Rick Stein - it's down to him that I cook fish so much - and the great food alchemist Heston Blumenthal.

- Charles Hazlewood

Character Continuance

Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.

- Charles Henry Parkhurst

Piano Just

I just sit down at the piano and rattle it off.

- Charlie Haden

Slight Syndrome

I don't really have Down's syndrome; I just have a slight case of it.

- Chris Burke

Sometimes Feel

I've always liked depressing music because a lot of times, listening to it when you're down can actually make you feel less depressed. Also, even though a person may have problems with depression, sometimes you can actually be kind of comfortable in that space because you know how to operate within it.

- Chris Cornell

Trees Bow

Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the trees bow down their heads, the wind is passing by.

- Christina Rossetti

Had Necks

I wasn't always such a great fan of Shakespeare, mind you. I can guess we all at one time had it rammed down our necks at school, which tends to take the edge off it.

- Christopher Eccleston

Couple Adaptation

Since my adaptation of Ian McEwan's 'Atonement,' I get sent a lot of novels that people think will work as movies. So every now and then I make a point of sitting down and reading a couple of them.

- Christopher Hampton

Believe Basically

Basically, it comes down to this: do you believe in God, or don't you believe in God.

- Christopher Koch

Sliding Out

Being positive is like going up a mountain. Being negative is like sliding down a hill. A lot of times, people want to take the easy way out, because it's basically what they've understood throughout their lives.

- Chuck D

Before Term

I'm a multi-tasker. I was down with that stuff before they invented the term.

- Chuck D

Against Other

Things we write down are the fragments shored against our ruins. They outlast us, these scraps of words on paper. Like the detritus from the tsunami washing up on the other side of the ocean, writing is what can be salvaged.

- Claire Messud

Remember I Remember

I remember an article, I can't recall who by, it was after the fall of the Berlin Wall, which said that now the Wall was down, there could be no more class war. Only someone with money could ever say such a thing.

- Claude Chabrol

Man Hair

You let the hair down, and that's when the wild man comes out.

- Clay Matthews III

Work Turn

If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good.

- Colin Baker

Lighthearted Diffuse

One way of watering down the effects of violence is to approach it in a more lighthearted way. I don't mean to say that you laugh when somebody has their arm sawn off, but you can diffuse fear with humour.

- Colin Baker

Work Want

When it comes down to it, I just want to work.

- Colin Hanks

Maybe Got

Once I've got the first draft down on paper then I do five or six more drafts, the last two of which will be polishing drafts. The ones in between will flesh out the characters and maybe I'll check my research.

- Colleen McCullough

Concentrating Stammer

I still have a stammer that I can control by not opening a sentence with a hard consonant, or by concentrating for a moment, breathing softly down. Growing up, the 'Our Father' was lovely, made for me, the 'Hail Mary' was gorgeous, and 'Glory Be to the Father' was an absolute nightmare.

- Colm Toibin

Climb Choose

Specifically choose not to take a GPS. Just create a challenge. You can climb Everest or walk across Antarctica with minimal gear and still have that sense of adventure. But in terms of exploration, Google Earth has this world mapped down to the square foot.

- Conrad Anker

My Life Going

I just sit down and the page just comes out and I look at it and the elements that appear on that page have a lot to do with what's going on in my life.

- Cory Doctorow

Write I Write

If I write something down, it's normally just a sharp one-liner.

- Courtney Barnett

Song Per

I don't sit down to write a song, per se.

- Creed Bratton

Sometimes Both Sides

I know that, as a bisexual, sometimes people who are gay or lesbian look down upon the bisexual community as well and assume that people who are bisexual just don't know what they want or are just playing both sides of the fence, and that's not the case, either.

- Crystal Bowersox

Ideas Them

I throw ideas out into the open when I really should just be writing them down in a journal.

- Dan Deacon

Like Decathlon

And there is such a thing as a decathlon high. It's like a rock rolling down hill, picking up momentum. You get better and better.

- Dan O'Brien

Amendment Out

If you push down that pyramid of power and spread out the base, every member gets a chance to file their bill and have it heard and file their amendment and have it heard, as opposed to the system that we have now, which closes out, closes down bills, limits debate, and so forth.

- Dan Webster

Still Advanced

The cars haven't advanced that much since we were kids. When you boil it down, it's still a gas combustion engine.

- Dana Brunetti

Very Lot

My low center of gravity allows me to defend takedowns a lot better than most people. It's very hard to get to my legs. It's going to be really hard to take me down. There are a lot of positives to being my size.

- Daniel Cormier

Other Had

We were great mates. We didn't really go out together because we never really had the time to go out. But we were with each other all the time anyway because we were working all the time. We could sit down and talk for hours, and we still can. We just understood each other.

- Dannii Minogue

Famous Out

If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.

- Danny Bonaduce

My Life About

It wasn't until I could get out of Stanford that I could sit down and think about my life, to do the things that most kids do, which is to ask who am I, what do I want to be when I grow up. I never got to do Dan Pintauro.

- Danny Pintauro

Brain Your

I spend a lot of time upside down. It increases the blood flow to the brain, so it really helps your creativity.

- Daphne Guinness

Bands Ever

I don't ever put down bands.

- Daron Malakian

My Life Put

It's so important for girls to respect themselves and not put themselves down and say, 'Oh, my life is horrible,' and 'I'm not pretty enough.' How do you know? There's this energy people give off that people can be drawn to.

- David Archuleta

Any Least

It is actually a lot harder to sit down and write from A to Z. But for me at least, it's the only way I can do it, at this point, with any moderate success.

- David Benioff

Inspiration People

I let people down easy with inspiration.

- David Hasselhoff

Knock Harry

Because actually it's really hard to get things made. It takes years. To fight the fights you inevitably have to fight, even when you've produced Harry Potter, you'd better have the commitment and the passion to knock down walls, not take no for an answer.

- David Heyman

Turn Anything

I'm a working actor so I never really pick a film because of a genre, and I don't really turn them down because of genre. Anything that's unlike the picture I just finished is always more interesting.

- David Keith