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Singer Get

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.

- Aaliyah

Chance Lucky

I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.

- Aaron Johnson

Back Turned

My mother turned me onto St. Jude back in the days when I was wild and crazy. She took me to the shrine on Rampart Street.

- Aaron Neville

Understand Pretty

I took a whole stunt course and pretty much got certified as a stunt driver. It's ridiculous how easy it is once you understand the car and know how to do it.

- Aaron Paul

Swimming Give

Swimming took up so much of my faculties, and for so long, I was willing to give it everything.

- Aaron Peirsol

Show Still

When I was starting out, William Goldman took me under his wing, and he's still the person I show pages to.

- Aaron Sorkin

Process Very

I never wore a single fedora filming 'L.A. Noire.' It took about an hour and a half to do the hair - it was a very precise process.

- Aaron Staton

Away Gave

They took away time, and they gave us the clock.

- Abdullah Ibrahim

Patrol Films

I was on the abutment.

- Abraham Zapruder

Patrol Films

Yes, sir, a patrol car came and took me down to a station where they were trying to develop films, but they hadn't got the facilities to develop colored film.

- Abraham Zapruder

May Seven

It may be a coincidence, but from the minute I took anti-depressants, I didn't pick up a guitar or a pen for seven years.

- Adam Ant

Christ Which

But this Christ or Redeemer took not upon him the nature of angels, but the seed of Abraham, that is, human nature, that in the nature which sinned he might make the expiation required.

- Adam Clarke

Christ Jesus Christ

As preachers of the gospel of Jesus, do not expect worldly honors: these Jesus Christ neither took to himself, nor gave to his disciples.

- Adam Clarke

Dawned Period

Be yourself. I had this three-week period where I wore this straw fedora. I thought it was what chicks wanted. And then it dawned on me that I was trying to be something that I wasn't, so I took the fedora off. So be yourself.

- Adam DeVine

Through Freeway

I took a Ferrari under the 405 freeway. We took rent-a-cars through the desert. That was fun.

- Adam Ferrara

Always Never

I've always dabbled on guitar, but never took lessons.

- Adam Jones

Courses Attended

I attended a post-college program in L.A. for Music Business and Production. Took several courses involving Music Production, Arrangement, and Songwriting.

- Adam Kluger

Which Certainly

I hired Tina Fey for 'SNL,' which was certainly a good match. She took off right away there.

- Adam McKay

College Senior

I took acting classes in my senior year in college and I loved it.

- Adepero Oduye

Progress Resulted

All progress has resulted from people who took unpopular positions.

- Adlai E. Stevenson

Away Applied

And when you clear away the cobwebs of the description of every job in the world, at the bottom of that job is service. It's service. And I took that ethic and applied it to my writing craft.

- Adriana Trigiani

Fifteen Half

My dad told me, 'It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success', and it took me seventeen and a half years.

- Adrien Brody

Here Original

The Ephesians took great pride in their temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Amazons had worshipped here, and the fabulously rich King Croesus built the original temple.

- Adrienne Mayor

Strength Ashamed

Now, being a girl, I was ashamed of my body and my lack of strength. So I tried to be a man. I shot, rode, jumped, and took part in all the fights of the boys.

- Agnes Smedley

Soup TV

I started out being a stand up and writing my own material. That took me to 'Talk Soup,' where I was writing and performing for TV.

- Aisha Tyler

Audition Ad

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.

- Ajay Naidu

Yes Loud

People took part in the referendum because they were tired of the war. They are afraid of talking about it out loud, but they have shown exactly where they stand: Yes, we want peace, and we want to be a part of Russia.

- Akhmad Kadyrov

United States United

During my service in the United States Congress, I took the initiative in creating the Internet.

- Al Gore

Initiative Country

I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country's economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.

- Al Gore

Song Move

It took me 29 years to finish that song. That's a typical Jardine move.

- Al Jardine

Bottom Couple

I took an MA course in creative writing a couple of years back, and I was definitely in the bottom of the class.

- Allan Guthrie

Still Convinced

But I'm still not 100% convinced that Roger Clemens took steroids. I'm not.

- Al Leiter

Myself Enjoyed

I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself.

- Al Lewis

King Another

Dr. King's general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.

- Al Sharpton

Work Doubt

It's murder to doubt yourself in life. It took until I was 45 to get to that point. As hard as it is in your work, it's harder in your life. But it can be done.

- Alan Arkin

About Bits

The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom, as we were taken on countless theatre visits and trips to places of interest.

- Alan Bennett

Had Put

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.

- Alan Bennett

Through Which

The scar on my forehead is from running through a plate-glass panel when I was 15. I had 27 stitches, which took two hours.

- Alan Hansen

Which Alongside

Milton took vaudeville, which, if you look up 'vaudeville' in the dictionary, right alongside of it, it says 'Milton Berle' - and he made it just a tremendous party.

- Alan King

Beginning Before

I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.

- Alanis Morissette

New Okay

Rock and roll's relatively new, in the sense of the Fifties, Sixties, right? They invented the first sort of rock stars, and they took it to excess, and then the excess became bitter, tormented. Then it became okay to succeed.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Flight Always

I never took banned substances, but I have been courted by doctors who wanted to improve my blood in the laboratory. My mother always put them on a flight.

- Alberto Tomba

Over England

I used to have nightmares about the civil war when I got to England at ages 14 to 15. It took me some years to get over that.

- Alek Wek

Shower Telling

My little girl, Anja, is really excited. We had a baby shower yesterday and she took the presents from everyone for me and was telling them, 'No, it's my baby.'

- Alessandra Ambrosio

Smiling Long Time

It took me a long time to be alright with smiling onstage.

- Alex Ebert

New New Age

I took a lot of long summer road trips with my dad, and the mix of music we listened to on the road skipped around from classical to Western to new age to hyper-cinematic.

- Alex Ebert

Some Half

Each of my books took roughly one and a half years to write. Some may have taken a shorter time to write the draft and a longer time to revise, while others were the opposite.

- Alex Flinn

Genius Test

I took a test once; they said I was a genius.

- Alex Honnold

My Own Hours

One of my sisters is physically and mentally handicapped. She took a lot of my parents' attention, so I grew up in my own world, playing in my room for hours and hours.

- Alex Kingston

Think I Think

I think the whole '2112' album took somewhere around a week to do.

- Alex Lifeson

My Life Think

I took opera lessons. I can't read music to save my life, but I would just copy and get away with it. I think that they thought I could read music, but I can't. I would just listen.

- Alex Winston

Sell Sat

I sat down to try to write 'Edinburgh,' an autobiographical novel, and that took five years to write and two years to sell.

- Alexander Chee

Relationships Years

My relationships with producers or photographers - these are relationships that took years.

- Alexander McQueen

Memory Method

I took Meisner for a long time. I use a lot of sense memory and, well, I wouldn't say Method, but I can't really avoid getting into character.

- Alexandra Daddario

Politics Young

I never took that stuff personally when people said I was too young, too inexperienced. I get politics. I get attack ads. But they said 'mobbed up family.' That we were criminals. That kills me.

- Alexi Giannoulias

Doing Country

I'm doing it, I took responsibility in my country and I've done it with my bare hands.

- Alexis Arguello

Always Middle Class

We were always a middle-class family who took pride in our little set-up.

- Ali Fazal

Over Very

It took me a while to get over 'Highway'. I started living the character of 'Veera' very closely. I don't think I would be able to give so much to a character the way I did with her.

- Alia Bhatt

School Never

I dropped out of school and I never took acting classes.

- Alice Englert

Anywhere Some

If you took some of the behavior that you see in the fashion world and put it anywhere else, it would just be embarrassing.

- Alice Temperley

Dress Silk

I got a custom-made silk dress from a Chinese tailor for really cheap. I sketched it out on a piece of paper, and they took my measurements and made the dress for me in a day!

- Alicia Sacramone

Younger Allergy

I don't take any of the medications I took when I was younger: antibiotics, antacids, aspirin, asthma inhalers, ulcer medication, allergy shots.

- Alicia Silverstone

Love Over

'The Secret Garden' was the first musical that I fell in love with when I was a kid. My mom took me to see it, and it was the first one that I owned the soundtrack to and listened to over and over again.

- Allison Tolman

Cambodia Again

Yet, only years after the Nazi-era, millions were sent to their deaths in places such as Cambodia, Bosnia and Rwanda, and the world once again took too long to act.

- Allyson Schwartz

Happen Very

I looked for a very long time, knowing that it had to happen, but it took me a long time to find someone with the same background and whatnot and I finally found him.

- Alton Brown

Week Including

I took prenatal yoga three times a week, including the morning I went into labor. It helped me stay comfortable.

- Alyssa Milano

Kind Seinfeld

If you take 'Cheers' and 'Seinfeld' and watch the early shows, they're kind of awkward. It took a while for the writers and everything to gel.

- Amanda Peet

Boston Measured

We did experiments with the Boston Symphony for many years where we measured the angles of incidence of sound arriving at the ears of the audience, then took the measurements back to MIT and analyzed them.

- Amar Bose

Happen Juniors

It took me time to adjust and to realise it was not going to happen like it did in the juniors.

- Amelie Mauresmo

Effectively Sworn

When I took the Hippocratic oath and was effectively 'sworn in' as a doctor, I took the same vow that doctors have taken for generations. Patient autonomy is core to this oath.

- Ami Bera

Always Films

I always wanted to do theatre but never really took it up, as I was more inclined towards dance and films.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Qualified Jobs

I continually took jobs I really wasn't really qualified for.

- Amy Hood

Confidence Built

Every job I took, I was deeply uncomfortable in terms of feeling unqualified. Every step, every risk I took, built confidence.

- Amy Hood

Big Which

When Evanescence took time off, I bought a big concert harp and started taking lessons like I was in high school again, which was really, really fun. I felt like I was learning again.

- Amy Lee

Need Disease

When disease took my legs, I eventually realized I didn't need them to lead a full, empowering life.

- Amy Purdy

Childhood Ballet

Well, I took ballet for many, many years, so my whole childhood really revolved around dance class. I grew up around dance; my mother was a dancer.

- Amy Sherman-Palladino

Like Still

I still feel like a kid sometimes myself so hard to believe that I'm a mom. Now I'm an adult! It only took 38 years!

- Ana Ortiz

Like Means

It would feel like a smack in the face to sign with any label outside of Dre's. He took a risk on me, and that means everything.

- Anderson Paak

Athlete Level

I'm an athlete who took the sport to another level. I don't get or ever got the respect from people.

- Anderson Silva

Wealth Die

Losing his wealth, his home, the life he had built, killed my father. He didn't die right away; it took four decades of exile to finish him off.

- Andre Aciman

Voice Six

It took me six novels before I felt confident of my voice as a writer.

- Andrea Hirata

Embarrassing Movie

It's embarrassing, isn't it? It took me 15 years to make an 18-minute movie.

- Andrew McCarthy

Arrogant More

I was a solipsist and a narcissist and much too arrogant. I have a lot more compassion now, but it took a long time.

- Andrew Sarris

Craving Still

I'm still craving approval from my parents. It took a lot of success for me to realize it was never coming. It's just not in their nature.

- Andrew Stanton

Law Fired

I have decided not to appeal the ruling that took my law license. My accusers, the Board of Supervisors, once again have fired my lawyers, ensuring I cannot properly defend myself or my anti-corruption efforts.

- Andrew Thomas

Pretty Broke

On Warped Tour in Boise, Idaho, I broke my tooth on the mic. I took a pretty significant chunk out of my tooth and had to have it sanded down. It wasn't the most painful injury, but it was the most unexpected one.

- Andy Biersack

Wife More

I'm an exile. My father had the courage to leave with his wife, his mother and three children under twelve. It took more courage to leave, to sacrifice everything for freedom, than to stay.

- Andy Garcia

Manager About

My manager came up with the name 'State of the Industry,' and it was just one of those things. It just took off. Well, I don't know about 'took off.' I'm not in the stratosphere.

- Andy Kindler

Pants Audition

I took my pants off in my 'SNL' audition. It was to do a character called Out of Breath Jogger from 1982. I had short shorts on underneath. It eventually aired, so it was worth it!

- Andy Samberg

Kid Grip

I wanted to be a painter, really, when I was growing up as a kid. It was one thing that really took a grip on me.

- Andy Serkis

Through Silk

I'm for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.

- Andy Warhol

Destiny Very

I took the name Green Destiny from - well there is such a sword called Green Destiny. It is green because you keep twisting it, it's an ancient skill, you keep twisting it and knocking it and twisting it until it is very elastic and light.

- Ang Lee

Always Galaxies

What adults don't always understand is that to a kid, a comic book is like a movie. My Marvel comics took my imagination to other places - other galaxies.

- Angela Bowie

Actress Became

I became an actress because my mom wanted me to become an actress. It took me until my mid-30s to realize I actually didn't. I actually wanted to write and direct and be more involved in politics and humanitarian issues.

- Angelina Jolie

Business Career

I grew up with my career being thrust upon me. It took me a long time to believe that I could do more than that one aspect of our business.

- Angelina Jolie

Mother Rest

My mother took my picture to a model agency and the rest is history.

- Angie Everhart

Aim Classes

When I was teaching at Harvard in the 1970s, I went to Project Incorporated in Cambridge and took photography classes. I didn't even know how to aim the camera in those days.

- Ann Beattie

Worry Away

If we took away women's right to vote, we'd never have to worry about another Democrat president.

- Ann Coulter

Love Which

I have to say my background was mostly theatre, which I love, and it took a long time to feel comfortable there. That's probably true of anyone's career.

- Ann Dowd

Explain Works

For most of the history of our species we were helpless to understand how nature works. We took every storm, drought, illness and comet personally. We created myths and spirits in an attempt to explain the patterns of nature.

- Ann Druyan