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Think About

I don't think you can tell the objective truth about a person. That's why people write novels.

- A. N. Wilson

Play 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

Other Almost

As a little girl, I didn't like stories about little girls. I liked stories about dragons and beasts and princes and princesses and fear and terror and the Four Musketeers and almost anything other than nice little girls making moral decisions about whether to tell the teacher about what the other little girl did or did not do.

- A. S. Byatt

Jazz Doing

It's much like playing jazz, flying. It's multitasking in real time. You have a number of instruments that alone won't tell you exactly what the airplane is doing but together give you a picture of everything that's going on.

- Aaron Diehl

I Can Dad

I'm a dad, and I can tell you it's the most beautiful thing in the world.

- Aaron Johnson

News Behind

When the news wants to tell you something is important, they put dramatic theme music behind it. They scare you into watching the story.

- Aaron McGruder

Very I Write

Well, I must tell you I write the scripts very close to the bone. So I'm writing episode seven now and couldn't tell you what happens in episode eight.

- Aaron Sorkin

Doing Here

I never really got paid for 'Tell It Like Is,' but I look back at it and say God knew what he was doing; he probably figured that if I had got money back in them days, I wouldn't be here now. That's okay. I'm here. And I'm still singing the song.

- Aaron Neville

Sound Been

It's been a straight strip, I must tell you, I've enjoyed it all the way. If I'm saying things to make it sound like it's hard, hard work, it's not. It's beautiful work. It's fun work. It's everything you'd ever want to do.

- Aaron Spelling

Very Rhythms

Matt Weiner is very perceptive; there's something about the rhythms and the way people speak that is very authentic to the actor. But there are qualities that are dissimilar. The characters on 'Mad Men' are struggling with pretty profound unhappiness, but I can tell you this is a happy bunch.

- Aaron Staton

Play Want

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

Language Differences

All the different nations in the world, despite their differences of appearance and religion and language and way of life, still have one thing in common, and that is what's inside of all of us. If we X-rayed the insides of different human beings, we wouldn't be able to tell from those X-rays what the person's language or background or race is.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Like About

If you catch me coming out of a film, when I'm emotionally involved, I can tell you at that moment why I like it - but to talk about it years later is not logical to me.

- Abbas Kiarostami

Achieve I Think

I think that in order to get better as an athlete and to see whatever kind of results you're after, you have to make goals. Whether you write them down or tell someone about them, it's important to set goals for yourself in order to achieve any kind of success.

- Abby Wambach

Nations Eager

When I talk to people in need, they tell me they want to hope; they are eager for opportunity; they are ready for better days. And I can tell you that every time their hopes are disappointed, all nations lose.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Book Bad

You should not do an autobiography if you want to tell the truth. There are a lot of things I know about people. If I can't say something good about a person, I don't want to say anything. And since I don't want to say anything bad, I won't write a book.

- Abraham A. Ribicoff

Frames Whole

I couldn't tell if any frames were removed. Seen as a whole it shows that I have seen. Seeing you have 18 frames a second you can take out one or two and I couldn't tell.

- Abraham Zapruder

Your Profession

I guess I am a rapper. It's weird to be called that, or tell someone that's your profession.

- Action Bronson

Always Like

I always like to tell a story.

- Adam Ant

Strengths More

I can tell more about my weaknesses than my strengths.

- Adam Driver

Hyperbole Use

Of course on air I use occasional hyperbole to tell a story.

- Adam Carolla

Later Else

The drums tell me everything. Everything else registers a millisecond later.

- Adam Clayton

Subject About

I tend to have a lot of jokes about ex-girlfriends. They always ask me if they will be the subject of a joke, and I always tell them they won't. Unless they do something crazy. They all tend to, so you know where that goes. There are no closed doors. The 'art' will suffer.

- Adam DeVine

Bad Hire

I can't tell you that if you bring in a bunch of weird and different people, then a bunch of good things will happen. But I can tell you that if you hire a bunch of similar people and promote only the ones who are most similar, a bunch of bad things are likely to happen.

- Adam Grant

My Life Constant

If there is one constant to my life, it is that you cannot tell me 'no.'

- Adam Green

Feel Stories

I know it really sounds cheesy, but I did feel a duty to try to tell the stories of people who couldn't speak for themselves.

- Adam Johnson

Straight Came

I came up in hip-hop, where people value the ability to tell it straight.

- Adam Mansbach

Movie About

I'll tell you one thing... no doubt about it, my favorite kind of comedy is talking head comedy. I mean, if it were up to me, I'd do a whole entire movie that was just around a dinner table.

- Adam McKay

Foods About

There is no right way to go on an edible journey. You can never tell what is going to be great, so you have to try everything. If you become doctrinaire about sticking to lowbrow foods or epicurean delights, your just being an extremist, and it won't do you any good.

- Adam Richman

Writing Part

When you're writing for a show, you're writing part of the script. You have to tell the story.

- Adam Schlesinger

About Yeah

David Wain just texted me and asked me if I wanted to do 'Wet Hot.' And I just said, 'Yeah, sure.' And he said, 'You want me to call you and tell you about the character?' And I was like, 'Not really. Just tell me when, and I'll do it.'

- Adam Scott

Size Mad

You can tell the size of a man by the size of the thing that makes him mad.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Lose Weight

People said that I had liposuction surgery, but you tell me how can a man of 230 kgs lose weight only with a prick of a needle.

- Adnan Sami

I Think Very

Students read for tests and because their parents ask them to, but I think it's very important to tell children that you can read for fun, too, and to understand human spirit. It builds empathy.

- Adora Svitak

Rather Invent

You ask any actor - they'll tell you they'd rather shoot on location because you don't have to invent the energy, the energy is there.

- Adrian Grenier

Purpose Come

I can't tell you what your purpose is, that's got to come from you.

- Adrian Grenier

Been Comics

I'm not the best person to analyze any kind of evolution in my work, but I do feel like it's been an ongoing struggle to basically teach myself how to tell the kinds of stories that interest me in comics form.

- Adrian Tomine

DJ Going

For me, it's a great thing to tell people anything is possible. When I was 15, people told me 'You're not going to be a DJ.'

- Afrojack

Own Whole

Police in China can do whatever they want; after 81 days in arbitrary detention you clearly realise that they don't have to obey their own laws. In a society like this there is no negotiation, no discussion, except to tell you that power can crush you any time they want - not only you, your whole family and all people like you.

- Ai Weiwei

Artist Maybe

People are always wondering if I am an artist or political activist or politician. Maybe I'll just clearly tell you: Whatever I do is not art. Let's say it is just objects or materials, movies or writing, but not art, OK?

- Ai Weiwei

Hate Know

I hate it when people tell you you're good when you know that you're not.

- Aidan Gillen

Jokes Chat

I tell jokes, chat with people, and make stuff.

- Aisha Tyler

You Glamorous

I can tell you this: Stand-up is not glamorous.

- Aisha Tyler

Work Doing

God, I mean I had so many people tell me, 'What you're doing doesn't work.' I used to have to get on stage and apologize for talking the way that I speak.

- Aisha Tyler

Against Use

If you have a secret, and it's embarrassing to you, when you tell that story - you own it. It becomes yours, and no one can use it against you.

- Aisha Tyler

Well Great Story

I have a great story to tell... and I tell it well. No holds barred.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Book About

I am bipolar, and I am proud. And that is why I wanted to write a book. To shine a light on mental illness, to be vulnerable about the days I let it take control and paid dearly for it, and to tell anyone fighting a similar battle: You are not alone. You are not broken.

- AJ Lee

Christian Meryl

My dream is to work with people like Meryl Streep, Michael Fassbender, Christian Bale and Cate Blanchett. To me, those are true storytellers - genuine people who have stories to tell and make incredible films.

- AJ Michalka

Superhero Here

To meet someone who wants to fight to just tell the truth about what's happening in government... this is a real life superhero right here.

- Aja Naomi King

Own Day And Age

In this day and age, when there are so many people creating work online and writing their own shows, I wouldn't tell another actor, 'If you can do anything else go do that.' I would tell them to figure out the story they want to tell, to figure out what artists inspire you and why, and then figure out a way you can create that for yourself.

- Aja Naomi King

Love Father

I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.

- Aja Naomi King

Still Stories

It is important to tell good stories. You can tell stories even if they are not huge, epic, and wonderful. You can still take the responsibility for being a scribe of your tribe.

- Ajay Naidu

Sometimes Go

Sometimes if I tell people, 'I'm afraid that I'm really a fraud,' or 'I have a lot of self-doubt,' they go, 'Oh, no, you're kidding.' I go, 'No, I'm really honest.'

- Al Franken

Book Sean

There's no comparison between NPR and the propaganda that you hear from Rush or from Sean Hannity, the news movement conservatives that are just laying out, slathering out the disinformation and the lies, as I discuss in my book, 'Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right.'

- Al Franken

Public Policy Idea

I know that it's probably not a good idea for a comedian, especially a satirist, to support a public policy group or a politician. This is something I learned only too well years ago when I did a fundraiser for Pol Pot. A few years later I saw 'The Killing Fields,' and I've got to tell you, I just felt like a schmuck.

- Al Franken

Tongue Some

I just tell you what I feel. I go out there, you put a quarter on my tongue, twist my ear and I'll spit out some hit for you.

- Al Jourgensen

Book Rather

You know what? I feel my book is kind of pointless. I didn't want to do a book, but rather than tell the same old stories over and over when my wife Angie and I are out at parties, I could just hand out a bunch of books, and she won't have to hear them ever again.

- Al Jourgensen

Famous Everybody

The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You're in a conversation and everybody's agreeing with what you're saying - even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don't want to hear.

- Al Pacino

Myself Comedy

Did you know I started out as a stand-up comic? People don't believe me when I tell them. That's how I saw myself, in comedy.

- Al Pacino

TV The Real World

I get bitter, angry and disbelieving and I tell my kids there a lot of idiots out there. I also want them to know that being successful is not the real world - that their parents get treated better because they're on TV.

- Al Roker

Country Religious

As a preacher who has spent significant time in churches and houses of worship all across the country, I can tell you firsthand that religious liberty and freedom are principles that can never be infringed upon.

- Al Sharpton

Young Give

I tell all the rookies that come into our series and all the young drivers they can come ask me anything at any time, and we'll give them the straight shoot.

- Al Unser

I Think I Write

I write and write and write, and then I edit it down to the parts that I think are amusing, or that help the storyline, or I'll write a notebook full of ideas of anecdotes or story points, and then I'll try and arrange them in a way that they would tell a semi-cohesive story.

- Al Yankovic

Deal TV

TV and film taught me to think cinematically. Teaching others to edit, for example, provides a great deal of insight into the millions of ways in which given elements can be put together to tell a story.

- Alan Bradley

Always Getting

You can always tell what you believe by what you are getting.

- Alan Cohen

Questions Big

The only way you can handle big kinds of questions is to simply state briefly what the truth was. What am I going to tell you about the Holocaust? Would you like three pages about it? I don't think you would... I don't think anything different than you think - it was horrible.

- Alan Furst

Very Could

I have a very serious censorship office inside my head; it censors things that I could tell you that you would never forget, and I don't want to be the person to stick that in your brain.

- Alan Furst

Characters Once

Once you have your characters, they tell you what to write, you don't tell them.

- Alan Furst

Doing Very

One of the problems with hedge funds is that they are changing so rapidly. If you have the balance sheet that closed business last night, by 11 A.M. this morning, that won't tell you very much about what they're doing.

- Alan Greenspan

Through Use

I have too many friends who tell me that they spend the first hour of every morning going through their e-mail messages. I'd like to use my time more carefully.

- Alan Lightman

Other About

The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible. Or, what's impossible? What's a fantasy?

- Alan Rickman

Other About

And it's a human need to be told stories. The more we're governed by idiots and have no control over our destinies, the more we need to tell stories to each other about who we are, why we are, where we come from, and what might be possible.

- Alan Rickman

Mercury Stripped

No one predicted Mercury would be a planetary core with the mantle stripped off. No one predicted volcanoes on the Jovian moons, or oceans on the inside of them. I can tell you, for every single planet, huge 'we never guessed that' things.

- Alan Stern

Go Brain Surgery

I tell public audiences, don't go to a podiatrist for brain surgery; don't go to an astronomer for planetary science.

- Alan Stern

Enjoy Gonna

You're gonna laugh when I tell you this, man, but I'm starting to enjoy Eminem.

- Alan Vega

Forest Very

But I'll tell you what hermits realize. If you go off into a far, far forest and get very quiet, you'll come to understand that you're connected with everything.

- Alan Watts

Enjoy Doing

I am not an actor. Yes, every so often I appear on talk shows to promote something I've written, and I enjoy doing so because I have a lot of stories to tell, and I like making audiences laugh. But that's not acting. That's just me being me.

- Alan Zweibel

Work Words

My job is to put words together and tell a story. If that doesn't work for you, it's not a war crime.

- Alan Zweibel

Soccer Fate

My brother says that I was writing songs about fate while he was off playing soccer. Now I tell him he's 33 and being a professional while I'm playing soccer with my friends. Ha!

- Alanis Morissette

Though Prepared

If there's a story I absolutely cannot tell without faster-than-light travel, then I am quite prepared to accept it - even though I don't personally believe it is possible.

- Alastair Reynolds

Ease Couple

When I audition, I understand what it takes and the insecurities that come with it. If I do anything, I put actors at ease. I used to tell directors who weren't actors, the best thing they could do was take an acting class for a couple of months. Just to understand.

- Albert Brooks

Hours Stories

My brother is an electrical engineer and went to computer science grad school at Stanford, and he'd tell me stories about the happy hours he'd organize.

- Alec Berg

Want Public

The public don't know what they want; it's my job to tell them.

- Alec Issigonis

Advertising About

I began to learn about the camera and the actors. That gave me a lot of the skills. At the same time, advertising gives you a lot of vices, for example, an obsession for a superficial look, but at the same time, it gives you the capacity to synthesize the story - tell a story in one minute.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Will Probable

My duty is to make probable the improbable. If I tell you how I did it, I will ruin your experience.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Point Of View Almost

I want the camerawork to fit the narrative and tell the story from the point of view of the character, but sometimes, to be interacting with the sensations of the story, you almost become like a ghost, you know? Like, someone that is floating, observing, not really judging what's going on.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I Think Becoming

I think, unfortunately, everything is becoming about comfort, you know? A comfortable way to tell a story. The comfortable way, so that the audience will never be lost. A comfortable way to produce a film with green screens or without a lot of physical effort or losing control because of the weather or physical locations.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Me Bled

I tell you, the Pokemon industry has bled me dry.

- Alessandro Nivola

Desperate Behind

For a spy novelist like me, the Edward J. Snowden story has everything. A man driven by ego and idealism - can anyone ever distinguish the two? - leaves his job and his beautiful girlfriend behind. He must tell the world the Panopticon has arrived. His masters vow to punish him, and he heads for Moscow in a desperate search for refuge.

- Alex Berenson

Geese About

I'm going to tell you the story about the geese which fly 5,000 miles from Canada to France. They fly in V-formation but the second ones don't fly. They're the subs for the first ones. And then the second ones take over - so it's teamwork.

- Alex Ferguson

Your Seduced

I would tell filmmakers: 'Don't just be seduced by the same old, same old. There are interesting things you can explore that may get your film out there to audiences better than the traditional distribution mechanisms.'

- Alex Gibney

My Own Will

Don't tell me what you believe in. I'll observe how you behave and I will make my own determination.

- Alex Trebek

Gender Think

There are challenging days - but I'd tell people they should really do what they are interested in and not think about their gender.

- Alexa Hirschfeld

Education Use

Without any formal personal finance education or trustworthy resources to tell them otherwise, the majority of people in the 18-to-24-year-old age bracket do not know how to use credit effectively, tackle debt or make wise decisions when it comes to spending.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Happy Very

Yes, I don't think I shall ever become Prime Minister. Hard as that is to swallow, I tell you one person who is very happy always to see me say that, and that's my wife.

- Alexander Downer

Luck Good Luck

Jessica Alba. I have the biggest crush on her, I can't even tell you. I met her in Vancouver when she was filming 'Good Luck Chuck.'

- Alexander Ludwig

Big About

Actions speak louder than words. There is a big difference between what people say and what they do. People might tell you they are excited about your new product, but when they are in a buying situation their behaviour might be totally different.

- Alexander Osterwalder

Student Behave

Remembering who I am is a really active task for me. And I often have to tell myself, 'You're a graduate student,' 'You're a daughter,' et cetera, in situations where I'm supposed to behave like one.

- Alexandra Kleeman

Will Sometime

Adults tell students that it gets better, that the world changes after school, that being 'different' will pay off sometime after graduation. But no one explains to them why.

- Alexandra Robbins

Want Memoir

For me, the showbiz memoir is uninteresting - you want to tell people something they don't know about.

- Alexei Sayle