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Behind Indie

As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies.

- A. J. Bowen

Mine Victoria

Reading about Queen Victoria has been a passion of mine since, as a child, I came across Laurence Housman's play 'Happy and Glorious,' with its Ernest Shepard illustrations.

- A. N. Wilson

Tell Another

Of all liars the most arrogant are biographers: those who would have us believe, having surveyed a few boxes full of letters, diaries, bank statements and photographs, that they can play at the recording angel and tell the whole truth about another human life.

- A. N. Wilson

National Defense Part

We seek the right to play our part in advancing the cause of national defense and national unity. But certainly, there can be no true national unity where one-tenth of the population is denied their basic rights as American citizens.

- A. Philip Randolph

Love Comic Books

Personally, I really enjoy sci-fi. I watch it, I read comic books, and I play video games. I love this kind of world, so to be able to work in it is a dream. I enjoy it.

- Aaron Ashmore

Love Comic Books

Personally, I really enjoy sci-fi. I watch it, I read comic books, and I play video games. I love this kind of world, so to be able to work in it is a dream. I enjoy it. It's all good.

- Aaron Ashmore

Comic Books Read

Personally, I really enjoy sci-fi. I watch it, I read comic books, and I play video games.

- Aaron Ashmore

My Life Big

Animals play a big part in my life, on tour or at home.

- Aaron Carter

Some Arthur

My grandfather, Arthur Baskerville, he played and still plays a little bit piano and trombone, and so when I was a kid, I always heard jazz around the house, but I also went to his gigs, whether it be a Saturday brunch in my hometown Columbus, Ohio. We'd go and hear him play with some of the local musicians.

- Aaron Diehl

Cops Became

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

Love Same Thing

I love the immediacy of those old analog machines; it's really inspiring. You just set them up to play, and they go, playing the same thing until you switch the pattern.

- Aaron Funk

Last Last Season

What position didn't I play last season?

- Aaron Hill

Work Hard Travelling

The thing about travelling is that you work hard and play hard, but you can do all those things without your parents knowing.

- Aaron Johnson

Some Couple

Anyone who's got a guitar, you like to pick it up. I can play a couple of songs, some '50s rock and roll, a bit of Elvis. That's it, really - I'm not a musician, I'm not a singer.

- Aaron Johnson

Idea Engaged

I grew up with the idea of the cyborg and the robot, but at the same time I felt this intense disconnection between the things I was engaged with and inspired by in terms of fun and play. It seemed like paintings and drawings were so static.

- Aaron Koblin

Surreal Angela

It was surreal to play opposite Angela Lansbury and Elaine Stritch, Bernadette Peters and Catherine Zeta-Jones. There was so much to learn just from watching them, and it was an honor to share the stage with women who have accomplished what they have.

- Aaron Lazar

Weekends 30 Minutes

My downtime tends to resemble my uptime. Weekends are workdays, but toned down. Over the whole weekend, I may have five meetings, as opposed to six on a weekday. I used to play piano for 30 minutes at night, but I had to pull that out of my schedule. I don't have time for nonwork stuff.

- Aaron Levie

I Can Guitar Player

My drummer, bass player, and guitar player sing backgrounds. They play and sing. I can sing all the harmonies, but I can't do it alone.

- Aaron Neville

Like Middle

It's a 360-degree sound experience. Like you're in the middle of the band. A lot of people have the technology to play the format, so why not put it out there. It sounds great.

- Aaron Neville

Own Tops

If we were poor, we didn't know it 'cause I guess you don't miss what you never had. So, you know, we made do with whatever. We used to make our own toys, and we used to play with spinning tops and marbles. A pocket full of marbles, and you were rich - you didn't worry about no money.

- Aaron Neville

New August

We used to play football on the levee, with no shirts on in the summer - August in New Orleans - and my skin would turn red. They'd call me Redskin, Red Apache, then it turned around to Apache Red.

- Aaron Neville

Voice Loud

Working with the brothers can put pressure on my voice, so I choose to do my own solo thing so I can save my voice. I couldn't do both now. The Neville Brothers is a funk band; they play loud, and I have a strong voice.

- Aaron Neville

About Sites

If you think about photo sharing sites, the mobile photo sharing and social, there's no competitive advantage, there's no obvious business model, so I never play with anything like that. I avoid it like the plague.

- Aaron Patzer

Prepare Role

I know my role on this team, and I'm expected to prepare and to perform every week and play well. I relish that opportunity - to be somebody the guys can count on week in and week out, to play really well. That's what really motivates me: to make my coaches proud, my teammates proud, and the fans proud.

- Aaron Rodgers

Pain Over

I've dealt with a lot of injuries over the years, and you just learn about pain management and how to keep yourself in the best shape to play on Sunday, and then playing with pain.

- Aaron Rodgers

Feel I Think

I still feel like I've got a lot of great football in front of me and the way that I've taken care of myself better the last few years. I think is going to put me in position to be able to play really well late in my 30s and even in my early 40s, possibly, if they'd like to keep me around that long and I can still play a little bit.

- Aaron Rodgers

Strong Game

As you get older, and this is a young man's game, and people say, 'Well, there's no way I can keep up running the way I'm running; there's no way my arm is going to stay as strong as it is.' It's the challenge of trying to stay in my tip-top shape year in and year out so I can keep playing the way I want to play.

- Aaron Rodgers

My Life Here

I think being recognized more is something you have to get used to, whether it's here or in California or when I'm traveling. It's more a part of my life. People recognize me from my play or a commercial I've done. It's just a normal part of life now.

- Aaron Rodgers

Always Through

You play it the way you always play it. You look for matchups, and you go through your progression, and you throw it to the guy who's most open.

- Aaron Rodgers

Couple Very

The first thing I wrote was a one-act play that got accepted at a one-act play festival, and I was in it along with Nathan Lane and a couple of other very good actors.

- Aaron Sorkin

Movie Works

A song in a musical works best when a character has to sing - when words won't do the trick anymore. The same idea applies to a long speech in a play or a movie or on television. You want to force the character out of a conversational pattern.

- Aaron Sorkin

Video About

Sure, I like to win when I play basketball or board games or video games, but my day isn't ruined if I lose. I'm always up for a rematch. In all seriousness, that's something that's nice about maturing.

- Aaron Staton

Want Tell

I had an acting teacher tell me once that if you're playing a car salesman, you don't want to be an OK car salesman, you want to play the best car salesman.

- Aaron Tveit

Role Read

Whenever I read a script, I start recasting the role that I might play. I'm like, 'God, this should be played by Domhnall Gleeson, not me.'

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Other Roles

Typecasting is an interesting thing because, in a way, if you're good at something, you're going to work at that thing. In other ways, you constantly have to change people's opinion of you as one thing, especially if you want to play different roles. You have to shatter that image sometimes.

- Aaron Tveit

Some Deal

I would like to, especially in film, play against type and do some heavier stuff. I'm intrigued by projects that deal with problematic people and things.

- Aaron Tveit

Always Romeo

Doing Shakespeare in the Park has always been a dream. Everyone else says Hamlet, but I want to play Romeo.

- Aaron Yoo

Very Became

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

Side Tap

It's so fun to play a villain. I get to tap into a side of myself I thought I never had.

- Abbie Cobb

Piano Keyboard

I play the keyboard, piano - I like making beats.

- Abbie Cornish

Own Moved

From a pretty early age, my mother realized that I was a little bit more gifted and talented than my own age group. So, she moved me over to play with the boys' travel soccer team when I was about 11 years old.

- Abby Wambach

Here Feels

It feels a little bit odd to me that you have some guys that have never lived in the United States that play for the United States because they were able to secure a passport. To me, that just feels like they weren't able to make it for their country and earn a living, so they're coming here.

- Abby Wambach

Very Relates

When you're a pro athlete, life is very narcissistic - everything relates back to you and how you play. When you are getting out of pro sports, you suddenly have to get a little more mindful of what's going on around you and how you affect the rest of the world.

- Abby Wambach

Stage Biggest

International friendlies, they mean something, but what you want is to play on the biggest stage, play under the lights.

- Abby Wambach

Go Also

We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children.

- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Here Given

We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is.

- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Golf Give

I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf.

- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi

Through Hamas

Through Hamas, Iran has been able to buy itself a seat on the table in talking about the Palestinian issue. And, as a result, through Hamas it does play a role in the issue of the Palestinians, as strange as that should sound.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Role However

In the Indian film industry, especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema, we invariably play a typical hero's role. More often than not, we cater to the public perception. However, there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment.

- Abhishek Bachchan

Have Fun Like

I never want to play the same character twice. I like to do different roles. I have fun with that.

- Abigail Breslin

Always Pretty

I played piano and was always in the choir. I tried to play flute because all the pretty girls played flute.

- Abigail Washburn

Musicians Belong

I'm no ethnomusicologist. There is a connection between the five-note scale used both in traditional Chinese music and the blues, but I don't really understand it. All I know is, whenever I play with Chinese musicians, we seem to belong to the same musical gene pool.

- Abigail Washburn

My Life Always

My life has been a roller coaster ride, but somehow I've always been able to land on my feet and still play the guitar.

- Ace Frehley

Practice Week

I don't like to practice; I like spontaneity. When I don't play guitar for a week and I pick it up again, I play better.

- Ace Frehley

Mind Think

As long as I know what key the solo is in, I try to kind of empty my mind and not think about anything. I just play without thinking.

- Ace Frehley

Think May

Whenever I start to really think about what I'm playing, I may play it better musically, but the feeling isn't there.

- Ace Frehley

Messing Cent

It's good to play 100 per cent live - no tricks, no samples, no messing about.

- Adam Ant

My Life Some

Some people look for a certain structure in their lives that they're comfortable with. People who work hard on the road as truckers, people who work hard using their hands. Then there are people who are fortunate enough to have my life, people who play these characters who embody these qualities.

- Adam Beach

Week Year

Millions of guys play millions of basketball games every day of the week at the playground or the YMCA. But LeBron James gets $20 million a year because he can jam on all of those guys. We're always going to want to see LeBron and Kobe go at it.

- Adam Carolla

Rock And Roll Career

I definitely got to a point where I realize how unusual it is to be able to play large, sold-out shows 30 years into a rock and roll career. I don't take it for granted.

- Adam Clayton

Minimum Wage Role

The minimum wage can play a vital role in lifting hard-working families above the poverty line.

- Adam Cohen

Solid Very

The good part is if I play a solid round of golf, it will be very hard for the others to beat me. And that's all I'm thinking about.

- Adam Derek Scott

TV Another

The first job I got was this TV job in this show called 'The Unusuals.' Then I did a play called 'Slipping,' and at the same time I was rehearsing another play at Playwrights Horizons, and that kind of snowballed into a bunch of plays.

- Adam Driver

Character Most

The most you play a character in the theater is, like, a couple months, and then you put it away.

- Adam Driver

Him Wrist

I'm not one for writing names on my wrist when I play. Actually, I internalise a lot. But my brother and I are so connected... everything I do is for him.

- Adam Elliott

Love Everybody

You may love football, but that doesn't mean you have any business trying to play the sport. It's the same thing with filmmaking... everybody has a great idea for a movie, but do you have the stamina to get good at your craft and deal with how heartbreaking it is?

- Adam Green

Like Sounds

If I play anything that sounds like a solo, it's gonna sound like a lyric.

- Adam Jones

Always Like

I personally don't like to use as many effects because when you play live, something always goes wrong.

- Adam Jones

Always Sculptures

In the time between records, I always have lots of stuff going on. I shoot photography, make little sculptures, play video games.

- Adam Jones

Stage I Write

I play in a band, I write songs, I sing, you know, perform on stage.

- Adam Levine

Streets Anybody

You eat and sleep it all day long and play on the streets until mom calls you in. My story is no different than anybody else's.

- Adam Oates

Hockey Going

I was 19 years old, pumping gas and going nowhere. I was kind of a high school dropout at that point because I had left school to play hockey, but no one drafted me.

- Adam Oates

Love I Think

I got to see Jack White. I love his new album. There's a song on the album called 'I Think I Should Go to Sleep' that my son loves. We play it on a loop around the house, and he just bounces around.

- Adam Pally

Still Like

I still like to sit in a room and play games all day, so I'm a kid, really.

- Adam Peaty

Bad Putting

I had a sort of bad experiences as a playwright early on, when directors were putting in huge concepts that I didn't intend, or they were stylizing something that was compromising the play, so I started to think like, 'Well if I'm going to fight against this, I should learn how to direct.'

- Adam Rapp

Music Melody

We knew that we wanted to play heavy music but I hadn't gotten into melody and things like that.

- Adam Rich

Rock And Roll Roll

That was our first major tour and we got a chance to play in front of like 5000 people every day so it was like a Rock and Roll boot camp for us really, we learned a lot and made a lot of good friends.

- Adam Rich

Lucky I Think

I think a good MP is someone who cares for their community and becomes their champion, which is why I will make my home in any seat I am lucky enough to be selected for. Looks play no part in the equation, what matters is your ideas and connecting them to the electorate.

- Adam Rickitt

Expanding Discovered

Einstein wrestled with a problem back before we even knew the universe was expanding, and he was looking for a way to keep the universe from collapsing. And so he discovered, in his theory of gravity, something like this dark energy - he called it a cosmological constant - could play this role, pushing things away.

- Adam Riess

Sometimes I Think

I play golf, but sometimes it's so un-relaxing, I have to play tennis to wind down. Now that I think about it, this process is sort of like when I go out for sushi and have to get a slice of pizza afterward.

- Adam Ross

Small Famous

I'm not comfortable being around too many people. I don't like being out in public too much. I don't like going to bars. I don't like doing celebrity stuff. So most of the characters I play are people who don't always feel comfortable beyond their small circle of friends.

- Adam Sandler

Power Most

America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.

- Adam Schiff

Sports Venue

The Cleveland Cavaliers are forced to play in something called the 'Quicken Loans Arena.' This is a terrible name for a sports venue.

- Adam Schlesinger

Grandparents About

I started taking piano lessons when I was about 5, and there was always a lot of music in my family: my parents both play instruments, my grandparents were classical violinists, and my grandfather was actually a music professor and a conductor.

- Adam Schlesinger

Studio Shows

I'm not comfortable as a lead singer. Maybe I could do it in the studio, but I wouldn't have the confidence to play shows.

- Adam Schlesinger

Sports Country

I ran track. I ran cross country. But I did not play organized basketball in high school, at least on our team. But I played a lot of sports.

- Adam Silver

Behind Audience

You can't play Batman in a serious, square-jawed, straight-ahead way without giving the audience the sense that there's something behind that mask waiting to get out, that he's a little crazed; he's strange.

- Adam West

Same Time Preserves

It's a wonderful thing to be able to make fun of yourself and to do it in a way that sort of preserves your dignity but, at the same time, lets you play the theater of the absurd.

- Adam West

Think I Think

To play the leading man in a 'Three Stooges' movie, you've got to think funny. Thank God I think funny.

- Adam West

Kind Type

Generally, I play the kind of ethereal, fragile-on-the-outside-but-hard-and-damaged-on-the-inside type.

- Adelaide Clemens

Two Other

Auditioning and actually acting on a set are two different things. When you audition, you're in a room and you don't have anything to play with and you don't have anything physically in the room. Whereas on set, you have direction, you have costumes, and you have other actors to work with. It's a completely different thing.

- Adelaide Kane

Others Well

Play well with others.

- Adena Friedman

Career Craft

At the end of the day, if I can say that I had a career where I was able to play all different kinds of characters and I'm known as someone who is well-respected for my approach to the craft, that would be a beautiful life.

- Adepero Oduye

Still Nat King Cole

Also, I'd like to play an athlete again, while I'm still physically fit, or a musician, like Nat King Cole, because I play the trumpet and sing. I'd like to incorporate that into a character.

- Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

See Auditioning

I'm not auditioning to play convenience-store clerks. I don't see any benefit in that.

- Adhir Kalyan

Character Create

I create a playlist for each and every character that I play.

- Adhir Kalyan

Think Needs

What I try to do with the accent of any character I play is not necessarily to do something that's generic - an Indian accent and that's how it sounds, for example. I think the accent needs to sound authentic on this person.

- Adhir Kalyan

Love Theatrical

Perhaps because my background is theatrical, I have a great affinity with the classics. Hamlet has always been a character of great interest to me and a character I would really love to play. Or a character in a Tennessee Williams play, maybe Tom in 'The Glass Menagerie.'

- Adhir Kalyan

London Putting

I used to play rugby, polo, tennis, and cricket in school. It was only in the 1990s, when I used to live just opposite Harrods in London, that I started putting on weight. I used to have my breakfast there every day.

- Adnan Sami

Father Portugal

My father was a great admirer of music and the arts, so there was always a lot of culture in the house. As it happened, while my father was the ambassador in Portugal, the ambassador's residence had a piano, and so I started learning how to play it at the age of five.

- Adnan Sami