Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 88
Years Dead

When I was 6 years old, I was in a rock band that was horrible called 'Dead End.' The name kind of described us. People liked us; we would go and perform at coffee houses and stuff.

- Aaron Carter

Dig Your

In theater, you go in-depth with your character, so coming to the States, it was inevitable to dig into the pilots I liked. I knew what characters I was going to be reading for, so I would dissect them and really get involved with them.

- Adan Canto

Very Had

When I did 'Fast Times,' I felt very close emotionally to the characters. I liked those characters because they all had to work, so they were dealing with adult problems even though they were very immature, and I could relate to that.

- Amy Heckerling

Lot Claire

I read Claire Messud's 'The Emperor's Children,' I read Joseph O'Neill's 'Netherland' - but to me, they're not 9/11 novels. In 'The Emperor's Children,' 9/11 felt to me like a piece of the plot; the novel wasn't wrestling with what 9/11 meant. And 'Netherland' felt the same way. I liked both books a lot but I don't see them as 9/11 novels.

- Amy Waldman

Thought Other

When I was little, I thought everyone in the world liked to read because it was so fun. But then I realised that was not exactly true. I want other kids to read and write more all over the world, because it helps them to understand things better.

- Adora Svitak

I Think Some

The more alone I am, the more focused I can get. I've written things with people, some of which I liked and others I think are total travesties. Collaborating is trying to make a piece of music and get someone else to come up with the ideas. What's the fun of that?

- Alex Chilton

Chemistry Glad

I was glad I liked chemistry.

- Andy Grove

Long Idea

I really liked the idea of focusing on one thing for, hopefully, a long time to come. I also like the idea of a consistent lifestyle, as opposed to not really knowing where on the planet you're going to be at any given moment.

- Anna Paquin

Performing Ballet

I hated the ballet, but I liked performing. I did 20 shows, and I couldn't get the smile off my face.

- Ansel Elgort

Other Republicans

The Democrats and Republicans need to come together. I've criticized Democrats for their unwillingness to address entitlement reform and Social Security and Medicare. Republicans, on the other hand, never saw a tax that they liked, even when it meant closing tax loopholes. They don't want to in any way support any revenue enhancements.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Vegetables Content

I've always liked root vegetables because most of them have a natural sweetness. They have a high fructose content, especially when you cook them and caramelize them in a saute pan. Or you can take a turnip and cook it slowly in the oven until it's browned, and it takes on a kind of sweetness. These vegetables are pretty easy to like.

- Charlie Trotter

Bit Bowl

I like cats a lot. I've always liked cats. They're great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It's like an offering.

- Christopher Walken

Construction Kid

Since I was a kid, I liked construction.

- Ciputra

Thought Away

'Unforgiven' is probably an example of a script that I liked right away but thought, 'This is great, but I'd like to do this when I'm older.' So I stuck it in the drawer for ten years and then took it out.

- Clint Eastwood

Mexican Always

I've always liked Mexican food.

- Clive Cussler

Challenge Always

I have always liked a challenge.

- Damon Hill

Trust Chefs

A cook never knows if the dish he perfected for hours was described properly or if a guest even liked his food. It's hard to spend hours perfecting a dish only to relinquish control. But chefs need to put aside their egos and trust the people serving the food.

- Daniel Humm

Down Nashville

I visited Minnie Pearl's home down in Nashville, and I liked it so much I asked the same man to help fix up my place.

- Jim Nabors

Switch Used

I used to get into the government car and switch on Chopin or someone I liked to hear at the end of a parliamentary day.

- Joan Kirner

Television Me

I liked television, and television liked me.

- Joel Siegel

Childhood Tortured

I didn't have this tortured childhood; I liked it.

- John Hughes

Queen Painted

My brother liked sewing and sculpting and making things, and my sister sewed and painted and cooked and baked. She's a professional baker now and makes the most gorgeous sculpture-like cakes. She's the queen of wedding cakes in the Lake Tahoe area.

- John Lasseter

Music Going

If someone who knows what's going on comes up and says they liked the music, I appreciate that.

- John Lurie

Him Anything Else

Knowing his coach likes him is more important to a player than anything else. To me, it was important to be able to chew out a player for screwing up and for him to accept it because he knew I liked him anyway.

- John Madden

Never Haircuts

I have never liked haircuts.

- John Updike

Always Kicks

I've always liked the stuff that kicks.

- Johnny Gimble

Little Played

Little Walter I would've liked to have played with.

- Johnny Winter

Admire Florence

I like people who don't accept boundaries. Like Florence Nightingale. And Napoleon or Louis XIV, though I'm not sure how much I'd have liked to meet them. I admire people who aren't circumscribed by circumstance.

- Julian Fellowes

Seven Classes

I didn't like school at all. I never liked the seven different classes system. I liked having just one, like in elementary school - less disruption. I liked history. I failed math and science and gave those teachers a hard time.

- Juliette Lewis

His Inventors

The painter, sculptor, writer, and musician are protected by law. So are inventors. But the chef has absolutely no redress for plagiarism on his work; on the contrary, the more the latter is liked and appreciated, the more will people clamour for his recipes.

- Auguste Escoffier


I liked 'Deadwood.'

- Ben Bass

Love Endless

I always liked the visuals to be choice and at the same time minimalist. And, I love black boxes. After all, that's what theatre is, it's an empty space, and it's both limited and unlimited because the space is the space, but what you can do with people's imaginations is really endless.

- Harold Prince

Enjoy Providing

I've always loved Victorian melodrama. And I've always liked larger-than-life theater, providing it's truthful and honest. I like what the theater can provide in energy and bombast - I enjoy it when it's large, and by that I don't mean in size, I mean in emotions. Shakespeare did that.

- Harold Prince

Doing Listen

I liked drawing and painting, because the only failure would be to listen to the doubters who wanted me to stop drawing and painting because 'you aren't going to make a living doing that.' I liked looking in art books at the work of painters.

- Billy Childish

Artist Got

I was in the National Academy of Fine Arts and Design, on a scholarship. I was - still am - an artist. They were looking for an actor for 'Take a Giant Step,' and a producer liked my look and asked if I could act. I said, 'Yep!' Then I got into acting more or less just to make money for paints and canvases.

- Billy Dee Williams

Want Respected

I don't want to be liked. I want to be respected.

- Jack Ma

Big Movie

My big break was really Liz Meriwether saw me in a movie called 'Paper Heart' and really liked it, and then saw me in a movie called 'Ceremony' because she knew Max Winkler and said, 'I want you to be in 'No Strings Attached,' but you gotta audition for it.' From that it was easier for her to get me in 'New Girl.'

- Jake Johnson

Walls Against

I'd have liked to have leant against walls in thrillers.

- Celia Johnson

Started Being

I wasn't planning on being a comedian; I just liked to laugh. Somebody said I should do it and that's how I started.

- Jamie Kennedy

Which Very

I liked the challenge of writing in a very concise structure in which both meaning and form are important.

- Jeffery Deaver

Space Got

My parents wanted to name me Karim Hill. My aunt always liked the name Dule, from this actor Keir Dullea, who was in '2001: Space Odyssey.' That's how I got the name Karim Dule Hill. Growing up, I never liked the name Karim because people would ask me, 'Could you dunk like Kareem Abdul Jabbar?'

- Dule Hill

Children World

After I won the Newbery Medal for 'From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler,' children all over the world let me know that they liked books that take them to unusual places where they meet unusual people.

- E. L. Konigsburg

Kung Kung Fu

I liked the first 'Kung Fu Panda.'

- Ed Catmull

Love Impossibility

The truth is that we don't need everyone to like us; we need a few people to love us. Because what's better than being roundly liked is being fully known - an impossibility both professionally and personally if you're so busy being likable that you forget to be yourself.

- Jessica Valenti

Working Smart People

I liked working with smart people.

- Katherine Johnson

Play Politically

Iago is one of the most liked characters in Shakespeare's canon, and he's the most evil, most extraordinarily manipulative person in history. He says the worst, most politically incorrect things, even for the time the play is set in - and yet audiences adore that character.

- Kelsey Grammer

Mom Eight

I started playing guitar when I was eight. Well, I started piano and really liked it but never practiced, but it taught me how to read music, and then my mom signed me up for guitar lessons, and I connected to that way more.

- Kerris Dorsey

Why Sudden

We were over in Europe all the time their posters were up. That's why I liked them. So now all of a sudden they're going to get a band hat on, and say people aren't acting the right way?

- Kim Deal


I've always liked SyFy.

- Lance Henriksen

Wish Had

I liked the name Frederick Bickel and I wish now I had left it as it was. After all, Theodore Bikel, whose name was similar though spelled differently, didn't change his, and he did all right.

- Fredric March

Always Would

I always liked circuses, so I would have enjoyed that.

- Lee Hazlewood

Seventh Grade

I changed my name from Gail to Gayle in seventh grade because I liked to make a loopy 'y.'

- Gayle King

Used Out

We spend so much time together, because that's how we like it. I never used to go on girl's nights out, even at school. And Paul has never liked going out for a night with the boys, either.

- Linda McCartney

Fine Nixon

I liked Nixon fine, but Nixon was not a partier.

- George Smathers

Pink Lot

I liked to dye my hair as a teenager. I dyed it a lot of different colours: blue, red, pink.

- Lorelei Linklater

Father Got

A father draws boundaries and calls a halt, whenever necessary. As I didn't have that, I was able to stay childishly naive that much longer - so I did what I liked, because there was nobody stopping me, even when I got it wrong.

- Gerhard Richter

Dress Shape

I liked women as a shape to dress.

- Gianni Versace

Character Sade

And I liked this extreme character of de Sade.

- Philip Kaufman

Box Moved

I was born in Amersham, England on 6/4/58. My family moved to Australia when I was eight, and I went to Box Hill High School and then Melbourne High School. I liked to draw and write at school, and I liked books by J.R.R. Tolkien, A.A. Milne and Kenneth Grahame.

- Graeme Base

Started Very

When I started writing, the first thing that came out was in English. I liked a few French things, but they were very overwhelming.

- Thomas Mars

Why Gerry

People often ask why I left CNN - I didn't like management. I liked my colleagues in the news gathering but the corporate culture that seized management when AOL came in (Steve Case and Gerry Levin) was disgusting.

- Greta Van Susteren

Escapism Musical

All I listened to until age 18 growing up was musical theater. I liked the escapism of it.

- Rachel Bloom

Always Characters

I always liked strange characters.

- Tim Burton

Being Active

I liked being active. I liked being creative.

- Sarah Hughes

Life Mainly

I liked painting and drawing, and I liked humanities mainly - poetry, literature - this speculative attitude toward life.

- Rafael Moneo

Spotlight Being

I liked being in the spotlight.

- Scott Caan

Never Mellow

I never liked mellow sounding guitar.

- Tom Verlaine

Thought Got

Dee Dee got the name 'The Ramones' from Paul McCartney. McCartney would call himself Paul Ramon when he checked into hotels and didn't want to be noticed. I liked it because I thought it was ridiculous. The Ramones? That's absurd!

- Tommy Ramone

Away Jonathan

I would have liked it to have stayed serious and have the adventures of a family lost in space. This isn't to take anything away from Jonathan and the Robot. I watch his performance today and he still makes me laugh.

- Mark Goddard

Writing Student

I was an A student and I liked creative writing.

- Trisha Yearwood

Own Hang

I liked to be in my own company, so when I came home from school, I'd just go up to my room and hang out by myself. I wouldn't really have friends over or go to see friends much.

- Tuppence Middleton

Tracks Them

I wasn't ever a massive David Essex fan, but I liked a few of his tracks, and Stardust was one of them.

- Martin Gore

Dad Thriller

I always liked performing in front of my parents' friends. My dad bought me a karaoke machine, and I would put on a Michael Jackson song like 'Thriller,' and I would come out with, like, a hat and a jacket, and, like, moonwalk in my socks, so I was always performing.

- Nolan Sotillo

Growing Ray

I liked Roy Jones, Sugar Ray Leonard, Ali... those were the guys I was looking at growing up.

- Nonito Donaire

Play Dress-Up

I liked to play dress-up.

- Vanessa Paradis

Having Richard

I'm not into that Keith Richard trip of having all those guitars in different tunings. I never liked the Rolling Stones much anyway.

- Ritchie Blackmore

Country Lot

I listened to a lot of reggae music, a lot of Caribbean, a lot of gospel, a lot of rock, a lot of country, hip-hop... you know, so it just gave me perspective when it came to music and what I liked.

- Ro James

Next Part

Hardly anyone liked R.E.M. who didn't like them way too much, so part of being an R.E.M. fan meant getting wildly overinvested and then feeling vaguely disappointed by whatever they did next.

- Rob Sheffield

Had Got

I've never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired, and I'd be left with the record company. And then - because they got fired - the record company wouldn't do anything for me.

- Ornette Coleman

Serenity Very

I've always liked Southeast Asia a lot. It's a wonderful place, an easy place. People are great, there's a lot of history and culture, and I like the serenity of Buddhism there. It's very beautiful. I find that to be a very nice place to visit.

- Matt Dillon

Comfort Zone Been

I've been scared and I've liked not hanging on to stuff where I know that I'm in my comfort zone.

- Robert Plant

New People Had

I really liked drama and being in plays, so when I was playing a character onstage and I could act like somebody else, then I wasn't scared or nervous, but I didn't like meeting new people when I had to be myself. That was scary.

- Meg Cabot

Structure Ballet

I liked the structure of ballet.

- Wendy Whelan

Love Been

The awards world can be ridiculous, but I'm not one to bash it. I love awards! When I've been nominated for Emmys and when I won my DGA Award, I couldn't have been happier. I always liked getting a gold star in class.

- Paul Feig

Violence Never

I ain't never liked violence.

- Sugar Ray Robinson

Almost Whomever

I started out with almost entirely black fans except for a little handful of people in the horror writers' community, and those people really liked horror, you know. They will go to any lengths and read whomever they can find because they like that feeling of being scared.

- Tananarive Due

Thought Feel

I picked economics at the end of my undergraduate time because it seemed to be a really nice combination of theory, including mathematical theory on one hand, and things that are quite practical that you can touch and see and feel. So I picked it, and I consciously thought of it as an experiment to see if I liked it. And it worked.

- Michael Spence

Dip Other

I went to a strict elementary school with nuns, and uniforms that I'm pretty sure were made out of sandpaper. It was an academic, sports-oriented place. I liked to read, and wanted to act, and didn't try out for volleyball. I was weird. The other girls would dip my hair in ink and stuff.

- Zosia Mamet