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Want James Bond

I wouldn't want to be a James Bond.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Mountains Seats

In the James Cameron blockbuster 'Avatar,' 3-D cinematography is the real star. The bugs and crawling creatures seem to slither into the theater seats. The floating mountains of the planet Pandora hover gloriously overhead. And the Na'Vi, Pandora's 10-foot-tall, blue-skinned natives, come convincingly to life.

- Adam Cohen

Older Older Brother

I have an older brother who has autism - James.

- Adam Elliott

Play Cut

Every James Brown cut makes a party get crazy. He's the god of all music. I always play different wild remixes of his songs because people start bugging out when they realise what I'm playing.

- Afrika Bambaataa

Sometimes Use

It's nice to have a few names. I use a few names myself. I use a few different surnames. I call myself James sometimes. I actually use my mother's name as a professional name. But if someone calls me Mr. Murphy or Mr. Gillen, I don't like that. I don't like being called 'mister,' and I don't like being called 'sir.'

- Aidan Gillen

Father Became

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

Use Photos

I go up to people and ask if I can use them in my photos. Occasionally it is the person in question, as happened with James Hewitt. How embarrassing. He just laughed and said, 'You can't afford me.'

- Alison Jackson

Own Songwriters

Having listened to great songwriters like James Taylor and Carole King, I felt there was nothing new that was coming out that really represented me and the way I felt. So I started writing my own stuff.

- Amy Winehouse

Love Like

I like to listen to African music; I like to listen to Brazilian music that's not just Choro. I love to listen to Radiohead, I like to listen to James Brown - any music.

- Anat Cohen

Organ Spitting

When the pastor's up there, they do this thing called looping. They are literally riffing and spitting in the key of the organ. When looping, you're in key, you're in a rhythm, you're in a pocket, and that's where James Brown was pulling from, and so that's where I'm pulling from. The only difference is I'm coming at it under hip-hop.

- Anderson Paak

Very Literary

I read everything I could find in English - Twain, Henry James, Hemingway, really everything. And then after a while I started writing shorter pieces in English, and one of them got published in a literary magazine and that's how it got started. After that, graduate school didn't seem very important.

- Aleksandar Hemon

More Going

I'm more user-experience and technology-minded. James is good at knowing what the user is going to buy, and the creative world he's buying them into.

- Alexa Hirschfeld

Nature Film Stars

In the days of Gary Cooper, James Stewart etc, film stars personified the better aspects of human nature.

- Alexander Walker

University Duke

While MIT and the University of Chicago duke it out for the title of nerdiest school, James Franco and Renee Zellweger show up at Harvard to party. Somehow, miracle of miracles, Harvard is 'cool.'

- Alexandra Petri

Being Rick

There's quite a few artists that didn't pop off until they were a little older - Rick James being one.

- Anderson Paak

Rebel Been

There's been about 75 movies about Jesse James, and I've seen about four of them. He's usually portrayed as this plucky rebel who's got no choice but to turn to crime, because the railway's hassling his mother. But he wasn't like that.

- Andrew Dominik

Motion Other

If James Franco's wearing a costume, and I'm wearing a motion capture suit, we don't act any differently with each other because of what we're wearing. We're embodying our roles.

- Andy Serkis

Pretending Dad

All I did as a child was pretend to be James Bond or Marlon Brando. When I was about four, I put on my dad's work boots and went up and down the street with his walking stick pretending to be Charlie Chaplin.

- Aneurin Barnard

Brilliant Began

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.

- Antonia Fraser

Book Line

'Codename Baboushka' is an action-packed modern pulp spy thriller, in the sort of British tradition of 'Modesty Blaise', New Avengers and of course James Bond. It's a book about Contessa Annika Malikova, the last of a noble Russian line and an enigmatic, mysterious figure in New York high society.

- Antony Johnston

Hands Tears

Anytime James Carville, Paul Begala and David Axelrod hold hands and jump for joy, it's worth pondering how to turn their joy into tears.

- Ari Fleischer

Congress Before

When I testified before Congress after the Hudson River landing, Congressman James Oberstar of Minnesota said, 'Safety begins in the boardroom.' That's as true in medicine as it is in aviation. It always boils down to leadership.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Eclectic Jane Austen

If you look at my personal library, you will notice that it ranges from Henry James to Steig Larsson, from Margaret Atwood to Max Hastings. There's Jane Austen and Tom Perrotta and volumes of letters from Civil War privates. It's pretty eclectic.

- Chris Bohjalian

Genre Fan

I'm a huge fan of the 'James Bond' genre.

- Chris Diamantopoulos

About Favorites

I did 'Lonely Hearts' with John Travolta and James Gandolfini. Talk about getting over your fears. These guys were amazing! Also, Cuba Gooding, Jr. is one of my favorites. We've made 3 films together. He is such a generous, giving actor.

- Christa Campbell

Play Sometimes

When I do comedy, it's not like I'm trying to be funny for folks; I look for the honesty in it. With James Early in 'Dreamgirls,' it was the honesty of it: it was the reality of the moment. You know, I don't know what makes me play sometimes. I really don't. I just do what I do. And that's what I did for 'Sliders,' and that's how I got the job.

- Cleavant Derricks

Play Reasons

I believe I can do it, but one of the reasons I don't really get into the debate is people keep talking about a black James Bond: how a black man should play him.

- Colin Salmon

Play Like

It's like James Brown used to say... I don't know, but whatever I play it's got to be funky.

- Curtis Jones

Needs LeBron

LeBron James needs to go to another team with two superstars already so he can win a championship.

- Dan Gilbert

Woods Put

If you put Willem Dafoe, Liam Neeson and James Woods in a room together, there wouldn't be room for anyone else.

- Dana Delany

Always Dean

I always wanted to be an actor, but my top three favorite actors of all time are Al Pacino, James Dean and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

- Dane DeHaan

Before Very

There's a passion about this because people take it very close to their hearts and they have grown up with James Bond - and so have I. But I was being criticized before I had presented anything, so it was name calling.

- Daniel Craig

Always Like

I always loved when James Stewart did roles that were not so dialogue-based, like 'Vertigo.'

- Daniel Espinosa

Little Brother Just

I don't just wanna be James Franco's little brother.

- Dave Franco

Little Brother About

For example, for me, my brother helped me get a manager, which I don't take for granted. It's tough getting a manager, let alone one that actually cares about you and is smart. But from there, no one's going to cast me just because I'm James Franco's little brother.

- Dave Franco

Next Ranger

You eventually come to the conclusion that there's only so much you can do with these established characters, and you start wondering who among us will be the one to create the next 'Superman' or 'Batman' or 'James Bond' or next 'Lone Ranger.'

- Dave Gibbons

Prose Laurence

I can manage a prose format as long as I keep closer to Laurence Sterne than to Henry James.

- David Antin

Play Obama

There was all this talk when Obama got elected about how we were living in a postracial world. But we're not. Until we get to the point where James Earl Jones can play, say, George Washington, race matters. You wouldn't put a white actor in blackface to play Othello. You shouldn't have a white actor in what amounts to yellowface to play Asian.

- David Henry Hwang

Play Throne

Historically, Macbeth is one of the greatest kings Scotland ever had. He was on the throne for 19 years, and he simply has this dreadful reputation because Shakespeare manipulated history for the benefit of James I, who was paying him to write the play to blacken Macbeth's name.

- David Hewson

Sometimes James Bond

Sometimes James Bond movies drive me crazy. They're fun to watch, but they don't have anything to do at all with what intelligence officers really do.

- David Ignatius

Father Highbrow

We had all these famous writers in Sweden and from all over the world home at dinner. I wanted to be a writer, and I wanted to be a highbrow writer as my father. He never, ever read anything like crime novels. He wrote biographies of Dante, James Joyce, August Strindberg and Joseph Conrad.

- David Lagercrantz

Some Hostile

Some people might be surprised that 'Rambo's creator has a doctorate in American literature. One of my influences is Henry James, whose major theme is awareness. Whether I'm writing about military personnel, law enforcement, or De Quincey, the persistent theme is paying attention in a hostile world.

- David Morrell

Impressed Lauren

Lauren Bacall, James Garner, and Jack Lemmon - they're all gone now, but I was so impressed by them.

- John Heard

Mike Ben

Many of the writers who have inspired me most are outside the genre: Humorists like Robert Benchley and James Thurber, screenwriters like Ben Hecht and William Goldman, and journalists/columnists like H.L. Mencken, Mike Royko and Molly Ivins.

- John Scalzi

Dean Elvis Presley

Music and fashion have had a kind of incestuous relationship since the Fifties. It started with people like Elvis Presley and pop icons like James Dean. Then it exploded in the MTV days. Now, with the Internet, it's instantaneous.

- John Varvatos

Boy Idols

James Taylor may be an all-American boy but he isn't Horatio Alger, and the lionizing of many rock stars by the rock press has as much to do with old fashioned rags-to-riches stories as does the straight culture's deification of its idols.

- Jon Landau

Been Stevie Wonder

Probably my favorite artists to listen to James Taylor, Stevie Wonder - I haven't gone back in a really long time and really listened to them - my first guitar influences. It's been awhile since I revisited that.

- Jonny Lang

Stanley Kubrick

I wanted to be Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton, Stanley Kubrick, David Cronenberg, Ridley Scott, James Cameron, and Hitchcock. I'd wanted to be a director since 13, and horror and the suspense thriller were the most powerful genres to me.

- Jordan Peele

Ryan In My Opinion

James Franco has this interesting and relaxed look. It's pretty 'I don't care,' but it still looks good. Ryan Gosling also has amazing style. I take a lot of my fashion tips from those two. In my opinion, they're the ones getting it right.

- Josh Henderson

Talent Her

I can't rave enough about Eloisa James. I'm simply in awe of her talent.

- Julia Quinn

Activist Civil

My grandfather James Peck was a civil rights activist.

- Justin Peck

I Think Almost

People would react to books by authors like James and Austen almost on a gut level. I think it was not so much the message, because the best authors do not have obvious messages. These authors were disturbing to my students because of their perspectives on life.

- Azar Nafisi

Resignation Over

On March 12, 2004, acting attorney general James B. Comey and the Justice Department's top leadership reached the brink of resignation over electronic surveillance orders that they believed to be illegal.

- Barton Gellman

Other Rejections

Audrey was a princess, so natural, the camera really loved her... James and I kept each other company during all the rejections. We used to meet, have a cup of coffee and went from office to office to get work and never got work.

- Ben Gazzara

Would James Franco

I would collaborate with James Franco as a rapper any day.

- Gucci Mane

Big Very

My interior is very, very dense - Proustian-looking, sort of Henry James. The walls are covered in pictures, and I transformed the big drawing room into a library lined with books.

- Hamish Bowles

Good Constantly

Voices are a good way to get in and out of things. James Carville constantly calls my wife to say I'll be home late. Mandy Patinkin and Al Pacino call to get me restaurant reservations.

- Bill Hader

Big Fan

I'm a big James Bond fan. I've got a collection of them.

- Heikki Kovalainen

Look Teaching

I liked teaching Henry James. When you look down at a Henry James novel from a helicopter height, you find an intricate spider web that all clings together.

- Helen Vendler

Created Before

I created Batman about 10 years before Ian Fleming created James Bond.

- Bob Kane

Soldiers I Remember

When I first played New York, it was with James Brown at the Apollo, and I was playing in a band under the name The Valentinos. I remember Sam Cooke saying, 'I want you to go in there with James Brown. I couldn't be as hard on you as James Brown would be.' But we came out marching like soldiers.

- Bobby Womack

Still Films

'The Assassination of Jesse James' remains one of my favorite films that I've done. You know, it's still labeled a loser.

- Brad Pitt

Best James Bond

I can be the best James Bond there is.

- Hrithik Roshan

Pretty James Joyce

Shakespeare said pretty well everything and what he left out, James Joyce, with a judge from meself, put in.

- Brendan Behan

Think Want

Hope E. L .James doesn't think I'm being a prankster. I really want to adapt her novels for the screen. Christian Grey is a writer's dream.

- Bret Easton Ellis

Through Added

James Brown was one of the first artists who found four bars that he liked and played them the entire way through, and then he just added to it vocally.

- Brian Austin Green

Area Glasgow

I do actually have a connection with James Herriot because we went to school in the same area. I went to Hillhead Primary School in the West End of Glasgow and he went to Hillhead Secondary.

- Iain De Caestecker

Thought About

One of the bibles of my youth was 'Birds of the West Indies,' by James Bond, a well-known ornithologist, and when I was casting about for a name for my protagonist I thought, 'My God, that's the dullest name I've ever heard,' so I appropriated it. Now the dullest name in the world has become an exciting one.

- Ian Fleming

Hero Least

I don't regard James Bond precisely as a hero, but at least he does get on and do his duty, in an extremely corny way.

- Ian Fleming

Some Very

People do connect me with James Bond simply because I happen to like scrambled eggs and short-sleeved shirts and some of the things that James Bond does, but I certainly haven't got his guts nor his very lively appetites.

- Ian Fleming

Dress Wear

I wear a lot of black, and it's not because I'm depressed or anything. I like black jeans - they're pretty much the only colored jeans I wear. James Jeans have the most comfortable fabric. I'd say in general, I dress pretty comfortably.

- Brittany Howard

Treat Celebrities

I've learned to treat celebrities as equals and just kind of meet them and admire their work, but I definitely could not breathe when I met Johnny Depp and James Franco.

- Ireland Baldwin

New Old

When James Bond gets old, you get rid of him and bring a new James Bond in.

- Irwin Winkler

About Same Thing

What I like about Elvis is the same thing I like about James Brown, Michael Jackson, Prince. These guys, back in the day, there was no smoke and mirrors. It was just raw talent. They would step out onstage and command an audience. Talk about awesome.

- Bruno Mars

Groups Dad

My dad was into the 1950s doo-wop era. If you look at those groups, or at James Brown, Jackie Wilson and the Temptations in the 1960s, you'll see you had to be sharp onstage.

- Bruno Mars

Some Least

'Gorilla Man' is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his 'Gorilla' album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There's an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.

- Caitlin Rose

Some Out

We don't ask the actor playing James Bond what his sexual preference is. So I don't know what it is, really, with trying to out actors who portray gay characters on television. But it is some sort of fascination in society.

- Jack Falahee

Mathematics Lower

James Brown is important because he decorates the clock correctly and he's good with lower mathematics. Don't get me wrong - he's good.

- Captain Beefheart

Best Jazz

It just so happens that my oldest and best friend is Bob James, the Grammy-winning great jazz pianist!

- Jack O'Brien

Taylor I Write

I write heavily under the influence of James Taylor.

- Carole King

Records Dad

My dad is a huge folk music fan, so growing up, there were always records playing in my house. Carole King, James Taylor, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles - I grew up with this music, and I was aware of how special this music was to a lot of people.

- Jake Epstein

Given Jamie

James was my given name, but I was a junior; so I was Jamie as a kid.

- James Denton

Work Show

I'm a fan of James Frain's work, especially in 'True Blood.' He was so awesome in that show.

- Chad Lindberg

Imagine More

I can't even imagine something being more fun than playing James Brown onstage.

- Chadwick Boseman

More Brothers

I'm one of 10 children, and all my brothers call me Jim. And all my sisters... well, they call me something even more affectionate. My mother calls me James, and I do what my mother tells me.

- James P. Gorman

Own Everybody

I'm asked that a lot: 'James, is there really a continuing spiritual renaissance occurring on this planet? Look at all the conflict, look at the wars.' And I believe, yes, we're still moving toward a deeper spirituality. It's personal. It's grassroots. It's everybody trying to get their own connection made, and from there it grows out.

- James Redfield

Life Student

James Remar is a student of life.

- James Remar

Black Will

I will be the first black James Bond.

- Dhani Jones

Me Loved

James Brown died owing me $50,000. But I loved James Brown.

- Don King

Learn Your

James Agate, a great critic of the day, advised me that the way to learn your job properly was to learn Shakespeare, so I went to Stratford. It really sorts out the men from the boys.

- Donald Sinden

Father Important

It was really important in my relationship with James Caan that I understood the relationship between the family and the father.

- Jeanne Tripplehorn

Voters Registering

Men and women in my lifetime have died fighting for the right to vote: people like James Chaney, Andrew Goodman and Michael Schwerner, who were murdered while registering black voters in Mississippi in 1964, and Viola Liuzzo, who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in 1965 during the Selma march for voting rights.

- Jeff Greenfield

House Rode

George Washington, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Zachary Taylor, Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, Theodore Roosevelt and Dwight Eisenhower all rode their wartime heroics into the White House.

- Jeff Greenfield

Career Had

I did interviews with tennis greats, like James Blake and John Isner. I also interviewed tennis pros who aren't well - known but who made all the same sacrifices but had just a little spark of a professional career and are now still orbiting the sport, either as a teaching pro or a coach.

- Douglas Brunt

Cut Other

I keep up with James Kochalka's online strip, and if I see a link somewhere or someone tells me about something, I'll look at it, but I don't usually keep up with any sites other than the 'American Elf.' I always have this feeling that there's not enough space in the screen, like everything's always getting cut off.

- Jeffrey Brown

Doing I Remember

It was a shock to my system leaving 'The West Wing' and going to 'Psych.' I remember being like, 'What are you doing?' when James Roday first started improvising. Steve and the writing staff write it that way. They leave gaps.

- Dule Hill

Couple Dad

My dad listened to a lot of James Taylor when I was growing up. We had a couple of his cassettes in the car, and we'd go on a lot of long family car trips. It was either strange musicals or James Taylor - or Whitney Houston. It was quite the combination there.

- Jessie Mueller

Love Other

After everything happened, we all got super tight. I can't deny it. We all just love each other. James Garner and David Spade came on and we fell in love with them too. We've just become a family all over again. We don't want to lose anyone again.

- Kaley Cuoco

Steel Used

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.

- Elvis Mitchell

I Think About

When I think about my great conversations with Marlon Brando on the set of 'Morituri,' I think there's a story there, just as I do with my experience working with James Cameron on 'Titanic.' And then there are all my years on 'Y&R' and all that has happened there.

- Eric Braeden