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Behavior Study

My theory was that what I had to do was make a study of human behavior.

- A. E. van Vogt

Faith Lost

I had lost faith in biography.

- A. N. Wilson

Obstacles Hidden

When we tackle obstacles, we find hidden reserves of courage and resilience we did not know we had. And it is only when we are faced with failure do we realise that these resources were always there within us. We only need to find them and move on with our lives.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Over Dearest

Over the years, I had nurtured the hope to be able to fly; to handle a machine as it rose higher and higher in the stratosphere was my dearest dream.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Die The History Of

I don't ever remember a single day of hopelessness. I knew from the history of the labor movement, especially of the black people, that it was an undertaking of great trial. That, live or die, I had to stick with it, and we had to win.

- A. Philip Randolph

Nothing About

I hated being a novelist when I was 20 - I had nothing to write about.

- A. S. Byatt

Moods Harry

Harry S. Truman had his moods. His birthplace is the only tourist attraction in America where you don't see Japanese with cameras.

- A. Whitney Brown

Always Back-Up

I was always told at school that you had to have a back-up plan, but all I ever wanted to do was act. There was no plan B for me.

- Aaron Johnson

Book Before

Before 'Giant,' I had only ever worked with Michael Greif, Michael John LaChiusa and Kate Baldwin in readings. It's really exciting to be blessed with the opportunity to work with so many I would put in the 'genius' book.

- Aaron Lazar

Best About

It's not accidental that products get worse over time; it's because companies stop paying attention to them. They stop caring as much about maintaining the same quality they did when they were just trying to fight for survival and no one would pay attention unless they had the best technology.

- Aaron Levie

Knew Never

But I knew if I ran I'd never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.

- Aaron Neville

Book Years

So I went in front of the judge, and I had my St. Jude prayer book in my pocket and my St. Jude medal. And I'm standing there and that judge said I was found guilty, so he sentenced me to what the law prescribed: one to 14 years.

- Aaron Neville

Thought Every Day

Doo-wop is the true music to me, man. Doo-wop was what nurtured me and grew me into who I am, and I guess even when I was in school, the teacher probably thought I had ADD or something every day, because I'd be beating on the desks, singing like the Flamingos or the Spaniels or Clyde McPhatter or somebody.

- Aaron Neville

Year Project

When I was growing in the Callope project, we had an oval parkway. Pavement ran around this whole thing. We'd skate or ride bicycles. There were benches and trees out there. It was paradise to us. They finished building it the same year I was born.

- Aaron Neville

Around Out

My brother Art was a doo-wopper. He had a group that sat out on a park bench in New Orleans and sang harmonies at night, and they'd go around and win all the talent shows and get all the girls, you know.

- Aaron Neville

Got Shared

When I was 8 or 9, I started using bulletin board systems, which was the precursor to the Internet, where you'd dial into... a shared system and shared computers. I've had an email address since the late '80s, when I was 8 or 9 years old, and then I got on the Internet in '93 when it was first starting out.

- Aaron Patzer

Country Clients

At 16, I started a web development business and had clients from the Netherlands, Caribbean, and across the country - none of whom knew my age because I could conduct all my business with a phone, scanner, and the Internet.

- Aaron Patzer

About Before

Carefully calculate the potential size of your market to make sure you can grow. Before starting Mint, I knew that there were about 20 million people who had purchased 'Quicken' or 'Microsoft Money' over the years, and 80 million people using online banking in the U.S. alone.

- Aaron Patzer

Thought Networking

With 'The Social Network,' I got into it at first because frankly I thought there was a cool courtroom drama to be had with the intellectual properties. And then what further drew me in was that the most extraordinary social networking device ever created was created by the world's most antisocial person. I liked that story.

- Aaron Sorkin

Been Before

Only recently have I been introduced to the gym and heavy weightlifting and things like that. Before that, when I grew up, I just did a lot of gymnastics and dance. I had more of an athletic background, but nothing where I was in the gym or using any kind of weights.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Always Like

I'd always had quite a privileged lifestyle, to be honest. I've never wanted for anything, but I do know the value of things. I'm not, like, a brat.

- Abbey Clancy

Good Accessible

I'm from a normal household. I haven't always had millions to spend on creams and clothes. I like something that's affordable, but good quality. With Avon, it's really accessible, and everyone loves it. It's a brand that you can rely on.

- Abbey Clancy

Down Baltimore

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

Awesome Weirdly

I had a weirdly awesome high-school experience.

- Abbi Jacobson

Childhood Amazing

I had an amazing childhood.

- Abbie Cornish

Hole Contest

It was a hole in one contest and I had a three.

- Abe Lemons

Art Desire

My desire to be a physician had a lot to do with that sense of medicine as a ministry of healing, not just a science. And not even just a science and an art, but also a calling, also a ministry.

- Abraham Verghese

Best On And Off

The guys in my band are good friends on and off the stage. The band members that I have now is probably the best band that I have ever had.

- Ace Frehley

Other Your

I don't ever have the pressure of making a hit, because I've never had a hit song, per se. The closest thing to a hit song was 'Shiraz,' and it's not your prototypical hit song, with a catchy hook and all this other stuff.

- Action Bronson

Back Held

With 'Smoke Signals,' the character was so much like me growing up. I lost my parents, and I wish I'd had an opportunity to find out where they were. So I was reflecting on how I grew up, that feeling of abandonment. That whole film was a reality that I always held back and kept to myself.

- Adam Beach

Young Caught

When I was sixteen I started acting, and I also started to embrace my tradition and culture. I had a young medicine man interpret for me what it is to be an Indian. He really caught me at a good time because I was really vulnerable after the loss of my parents with all of the feelings of abandonment.

- Adam Beach

Bachelor Last

I've never necessarily chosen to be a bachelor. I've had girlfriends throughout the last 20 or 30 years. It's just that there were times when I met people that fascinated me and times I didn't.

- Adam Clayton

Purpose Marine Corps

In the Marine Corps, everything had a purpose.

- Adam Driver

Love Country

I love travelling, and had the pleasure of being in the most developed country in the world and then parts of two of the most pristine natural areas of the world: the Galapagos islands and the Equador Amazon jungle. The contrast was incredible.

- Adam Garcia

Recording Became

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

Movie Gotten

With the first 'Hatchet,' I had an epic battle with the ratings board. They kept giving the movie an NC-17. There is absolutely no way that movie should have gotten an NC-17. All the gore in it is so ridiculous and over-the-top that you can't take it seriously.

- Adam Green

Always Around

As long as I can remember, growing up we had a guitar around our house, and I was always plucking on it.

- Adam Jones

Self-Esteem Early 20s

I had self-esteem issues into my early 20s.

- Adam Lambert

Designer Lot

I had a lot of fun with my costume designer.

- Adam Lambert

Relationships Many

I haven't had many relationships.

- Adam Lambert

Asking About

People tend to wonder when Alibaba will enter the U.S. market. But those people are asking the wrong question. Alibaba reckons that, in 2010, China and the U.S. had an equal number of online shoppers, about 140 million.

- Adam Lashinsky

Voice Messing

'The Voice' was the first real job I've ever had that wasn't just messing around with music.

- Adam Levine

Moment Show

I guess HBO did a giant 'War in the Pacific' mini-series that cost, like, a fortune, and there was a little moment where they literally had no money. And even though the show had become kind of a cult hit, there was an issue of whether they could actually afford to do it.

- Adam McKay

Some Them

I wanted to write some lyrics that had some meaning to them, lyrics that were meaningful to me and hopefully people can take something from that.

- Adam Rich

Doing Roles

I had my moments of being humiliated, and then I had moments of doing something humiliating. I'm glad I lived out both roles.

- Adam Sandler

Love Other

Natto, Japanese ferment bean paste, will never cross my lips again. Spam Musubi, on the other hand, is something I love. I used to have a roommate of Vietnamese descent, and he would eat it all the time. It looked gross, but I finally had it - wrapped in seaweed and rice - it was terrific.

- Adam Richman

Show Channel

The Travel Channel had success with their 'Food Paradise' series, '10 Best Places to Pig Out' and those types of specials, so they knew there was a market for comfort food and wanted to develop a show around it.

- Adam Richman

I Think Through

I think people forget that to be on the A list you first had to go through the original graded Parliamentary Selection Board. I did that and then like everyone else had the further interviews to get onto the A list.

- Adam Rickitt

Moments Doing

I just had one of those 'what the hell are we doing' moments.

- Adam Savage

Special Effects Before

Whether it's the experiments on 'MythBusters' or my earlier work in special effects for movies, I've regularly had to do things that were never done before, from designing complex motion-control rigs to figuring out how to animate chocolate.

- Adam Savage

Studio Recording

One of the more surreal days I've ever had in the recording studio was Martin Fry teaching Hugh Grant his old dance moves. Showing him how to do the hair-flip and the point, and all these sort of trademark moves of his.

- Adam Schlesinger

One Day Rockets

I worked at Johnny Rockets. For one day. I had to quit because they said that anytime a particular song comes on the jukebox, all the servers have to stop and do this special sing-along and dance, and I just knew that I wouldn't be returning.

- Adam Scott

Scorsese Tattooed

Every little interaction I had with Scorsese is forever tattooed on my brain.

- Adam Scott

I Remember Identifying

For me, I remember being 19 and coming out as bi to all of my friends. I'd had girlfriends, and all of these experiences and such, and then, as I got older, I started identifying as gay.

- Adam Silvera

Humble Embarrassed

This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it.

- Adelbert von Chamisso

Feel About

I was about to meet Beyonce, and I had a full-blown anxiety attack. Then she popped in looking gorgeous, and said, 'You're amazing! When I listen to you I feel like I'm listening to God.'

- Adele

American Hundred

If we would have had the 262 at our disposal - even with all the delays - if we could have had in '44, ah, let's say three hundred operational, that day we could have stopped the American daytime bombing offensive, that's for sure.

- Adolf Galland

Villain Part

It was my mustache that landed jobs for me. In those silent-film days it was the mark of a villain. When I realized they had me pegged as a foreign nobleman type I began to live the part, too. I bought a pair of white spats, an ascot tie and a walking stick.

- Adolphe Menjou

Thought Through

I thought they loved me, and they would scarcely have known it if I had died. All through our troubles, I was comforted with the thought that the brethren in Maulmain and America were praying for us, and they have never once thought of us.

- Adoniram Judson

More Going

If I had my way, I'd end all wars and poverty. We should all be more aware of what's going on in the world around us and less ignorant.

- Adora Svitak

Lovely So Much Fun

We had so much fun in Ghana and they are really lovely people.

- Adrian Edmondson

Got Interacting

Well, obviously I'm not Mark Wahlberg - I have much better abs and I look much better in a pair of Calvin Kleins but when I saw Mark Wahlberg interacting with the world, I realised that his stardom was sort of a result of the movies he had done and the publicity that he had got and the work that he did.

- Adrian Grenier

Down Guard

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

Top Show

I was in a fashion show and I had on a strapless top. When I got to the end the top was down.

- Adriana Lima

Why Your

There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you'd had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.

- Adriana Trigiani

Kid Mischievous

I was a wild, mischievous kid, and I had tremendous imagination. Any experience I had, I'd try to reenact it.

- Adrien Brody

Love Good

I love laugh lines. It means you've had a good life. The most beautiful women - Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Hutton, Ali MacGraw - all embraced the aging process.

- Aerin Lauder

Believe Fate

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals, a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage, then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.

- Aeschylus

Remove Prisoners

So I had to be the doctor to these wounded men until we could remove them to the hospital. There were fifty-four women and forty little boys with the Red Army prisoners, and I went daily to take care of them also.

- Agnes Smedley

Success Flops

I had flops, I had success.

- Agnes Varda

Needs Suppose

Well, I suppose I've never really had a lifestyle that needs upkeep. I don't get cabs; I'm on the Tube with my Oyster card.

- Agyness Deyn

Occasion Bit

When someone came to ask us for help, it was sacred. We did not even think twice. We helped them, even if we had only meagre means; we offered them arms, a little bit of money, and in occasion, men.

- Ahmed Ben Bella

Point Of View Say

From their point of view, I had gone too far. I had to disappear. That is to say, if the Algerian army had not overthrown me, others would have done so.

- Ahmed Ben Bella

Come Came

Che came in 1963, shortly after I had come to power.

- Ahmed Ben Bella

My Life Very

I've lived very well all my life, even when I had no money, and there's very little I can't afford.

- Ahmet Ertegun

Very Dropped

At 12 I dropped out of school but I had lost interest in it at a much earlier age. For me, school was very very stressful.

- Ahmet Zappa

Constitution Here

Chinese citizens have never had the right to really express their opinions; in the constitution it says you can, but in the real world it is more dangerous. In the west people think it's a right they're born with. Here it's a right given by the government, and one that's not really practised.

- Ai Weiwei

Cut Bizarre

I don't like DVD extras. No. Especially when they do things like put out alternative endings? I find all of that a little bizarre, because there should only be one ending. I don't like to be told, 'Oh, we could have had it this way,' for the director's cut.

- Aidan Gillen

None Calculus

When I was growing up, I had lots of smart classmates that were girls, but none of us were really pushed into math or computers or anything like that. Girls took AP history and AP English and AP European history. And boys took calculus and physics.

- Aileen Lee

Study University

I had teachers in high school to point me in the direction of the University of Indiana School of Music, and after IU, I went on to study at the Academy of Arts in Philadelphia. I graduated in 2006.

- Ailyn Perez

Asking Journalists

I've had journalists asking me, 'What do we call you - is it handicapped, are you disabled, physically challenged?' I said, 'Well hopefully you could just call me Aimee. But if you have to describe it, I'm a bilateral below-the-knee amputee.'

- Aimee Mullins

Stomach About

I didn't want to be written about as a human-interest story. I didn't want to be a passing thing. You know, now we move on to the fat girl who had her stomach stapled. I didn't want to become a gimmick: the disabled model.

- Aimee Mullins

Stood Rebelled

With each film, I get more and more involved and it's more and more time-consuming. Also, I like to break myths and people's preconceived ideas. My characters have always stood for something, have always had an opinion, although they've never really rebelled.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Back Some

I actually went to NYU for six months, had some family issues that kind of set me back, and I couldn't afford to go anymore. That was the theme going on in my whole life, you know: money stopping me from whatever I wanted to do.

- AJ Lee

Through Idea

It wasn't cool that I didn't comb my hair and had books and wore glasses. It was never cool be a nerd and tomboy, and these days, it really is. And I'm like, 'You guys have no idea what I went through.' How many times my mother yelled at me to comb my hair.

- AJ Lee

Play Play Music

If I had a free afternoon, I would play music, sit in my backyard, and drink coffee.

- Aja Naomi King

Both Sides Aspects

I used to say, 'Mad' takes on both sides.' We even used to rake the hippies over the coals. They were protesting the Vietnam War, but we took aspects of their culture and had fun with it. 'Mad' was wide open.

- Al Feldstein

Week Supreme

In my first week as a U.S. senator, I had the privilege of participating in the Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor.

- Al Franken

Style Never

A little bit of this, a little bit of that. I never had any specific style.

- Al Hirt

Seen Anything

I have seen and heard comedians who had really funny 'stuff' but yet could not make the people laugh; then, again - I have seen others whose stuff was anything but humorous, and the audience would howl with laughter.

- Al Jolson

Think Only

In Ministry, we've only had one message: Think for yourself.

- Al Jourgensen

Pink Bands

I got my influences from '70s bands - Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, blah blah blah. When I was growing up, we had all these crazy bands on the Top 40. Today, if Pink Floyd released 'Money,' it wouldn't even get played.

- Al Jourgensen

Becoming Got

When my mother got home from work, she would take me to the movies. It was her way of getting out, and she would take me with her. I'd go home and act all the parts. It had a tremendous influence on my becoming an actor.

- Al Pacino

Him Deal

I asked him if he ever hung out with black guys in high school and he said, 'Well, no. They always had these angry looks on their faces. Who wouldn't look ticked off having to deal with nitwits like him?

- Al Roker

Artist Kind

What kind of morons do you have working at newspapers in Austin that would base an entire review of an artist's performance on whether or not they had a good seat?

- Al Yankovic

Kid Could

I was the weirdest kid: I wanted to see the police file - in grade school! I was convinced I could crack the case if I just had that file.

- Alafair Burke

Filmmaking Living

That's easy to answer: I never had any special appetite for filmmaking, but you have to make a living and it is miraculous to earn a living working in film.

- Alain Resnais

Me Courts

Fortunately, the courts discharged me every time after they understood what I had done.

- Alain Robert

Mother Feel

I was a child, and my mother was psychotic. She loved me, but I didn't really feel I had a mother. And when you live with somebody who is paranoid and thinks you're trying to kill them all the time, you tend to feel a little betrayed.

- Alan Alda

Long Long Time

I was conveniently bisexual for a long time, and then I went, 'Come on, who am I kidding?' And I have to say, it was the single biggest step I took toward emotional well-being, to stop feeling like I had to hide who I am.

- Alan Ball