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Some Show

When 'Men's Health' reached out and said, 'Will you be on the 'Today Show' and do a fitness challenge?' I said, 'OK. I'm not showing them anything they don't already know.' But I'm going to take what some would argue is a negative or not substantive and turn it into a substantive thing to hopefully do some good for people.

- Aaron Schock

Beginning Around

The more I support with my economic plans the building of a middle class, the quicker they're going to turn around and say, 'Hey, we want a bigger say in things.' So, I knew what I was getting into right at the beginning. It's the right thing to do.

- Abdullah II of Jordan

Your Indicator

In California, the lines on the road are just a suggestion. They're in the left lane with the left indicator on, so naturally it's time to turn right! Are you kidding me? In your Prius? I know, you're saving the Earth by trying to kill the people!

- Adam Ferrara

Scars Wounds

Wounds turn into scars and scars make you tough.

- Aisha Tyler

Impossible Needs

I was a corporate hatchet man, and it's impossible for me to turn that off. It's this curse when I walk into businesses: 'That needs to be fixed, that needs to be fixed.'

- Al Madrigal

Clear Particularly

I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.

- Alan Greenspan

Clear Particularly

If I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.

- Alan Greenspan

Book Brought

My only problem with fans is when they turn pro. For example, when all the professional writers were fired by DC in the '60s, they brought in a generation of comic book fans who would have paid to have written these stories.

- Alan Moore

Believe About

My priority is to turn people - especially kids - on to sports and being active so they don't even have to think about it being good for their health. If people participate for the fun of it, and believe me - it is fun, then fitness programs will be much more successful.

- Alan Thicke

History Younger

From William of Orange to William Pitt the younger there was but one man without whom English history must have taken a different turn, and that was William Pitt the elder.

- Albert Bushnell Hart

Study Through

So I set out to study the oxidation system in the potato, which, if damaged, causes the plant to turn brown. I did this in the hope of discovering, through these studies, the key to the understanding of adrenal function.

- Albert Szent-Gyorgyi

Possible Rather

It's not that I don't care how I look, but I'd rather turn the attention to the music as much as possible.

- Alessia Cara

Thousands Of People

CNN will always be the channel people turn on when wars and horrible disasters happen. The 'trick' is getting people to also want to watch it when there aren't hundreds or thousands of people somewhere in the world currently in mortal peril.

- Alex Pareene

Around Some

Some couture collections have everything including the kitchen sink! Everything gets thrown on to make it look expensive. I find it grotesque when clothes hit you in the face and there's no room for fault. But I don't expect to turn things around all by myself. I'm not a saint.

- Alexander McQueen

Process Controlled

The creative process is not controlled by a switch you can simply turn on or off; it's with you all the time.

- Alvin Ailey

May Absence

People of the future may suffer not from an absence of choice but from a paralysing surfeit of it. They may turn out to be victims of that peculiarly super-industrial dilemma: overchoice.

- Alvin Toffler

Believe Held

I believe in international justice. I believe it's important that you don't just turn the page without people being held to account.

- Amal Clooney

Shortcuts Yard

I never really take shortcuts. I was always one of those people who, instead of cutting across someone's yard on the way home from school, I would go to the end of the block and turn.

- Amy Sedaris

Matter Used

Wherever we've gone around the world, we've found quite significant gaps: the holy texts, no matter which one you turn to, has ambiguity in it around slavery. That, we knew, was being used as justification by slavers all over the world.

- Andrew Forrest

Your Away

The way you speak should not determine your intelligence. I should be able to say 'lit,' and you still know I'm intelligent. I should be able to say 'turn up,' and that doesn't take away from my intelligence. I wanted to break down that stereotype a little bit.

- Angie Thomas

Years Rooms

These people live again in print as intensely as when their images were captured on old dry plates of sixty years ago... I am walking in their alleys, standing in their rooms and sheds and workshops, looking in and out of their windows. Any they in turn seem to be aware of me.

- Ansel Adams

Actor Switch

There isn't a switch that I turn on. I'm an actor. This is what I do.

- Anthony Anderson

Anxious Isolated

The more anxious, isolated and time-deprived we are, the more likely we are to turn to paid personal services. To finance these extra services, we work longer hours. This leaves less time to spend with family, friends and neighbors; we become less likely to call on them for help, and they on us.

- Arlie Russell Hochschild

Believe Old-Fashioned

I'm old-fashioned that way. I don't believe you turn the president down.

- Asa Hutchinson

Will Betting

As cyberspace matures into a totally immersive experience, I'm betting it will turn out to be fully odor-enabled.

- Charles Platt

Small Congress

In Maine, we are fortunate to have a Clean Elections system that allows legislators to turn down corporate special interest money. At the national level, Congress should follow Maine's example by empowering the voices of small donors.

- Chellie Pingree

Tears Without

Without going into too much detail, the end of my major action scene, after the climax of the scene, there was one little change that I suggested regarding the way things should turn out. It was in the detail of the tears of blood.

- Chiaki Kuriyama

About Largest

The Iraqi Free Press, which did not exist 18 months ago because there was no such thing as the Iraqi Free Press, broke a story about the U.N. Oil-for-Food scandal, which could potentially turn out to be the largest scandal in history.

- Chris Chocola

Cotton Your

No generation has escaped it - one morning, your skill with the eight-track or the record player or the cotton gin suddenly ceases to impress. It's just one of those inevitable disappointments that come with growing up, like the realization that Santa doesn't exist or the way that music always takes a turn for the worse after you turn 30.

- Alexandra Petri

College Some

When I talk to people, their concern is, how are you going to create jobs? How are you going to help turn this economy around? How are we going to make sure that when my kids get out of high school or college there will be some job there? Those are the concerns that are on their minds.

- Alexi Giannoulias

Training Church

I grew up in eastern Kentucky, and we would sing in the churches, and there's lots of good mountain church singers out there. Like a lot of folks who turn out to be secular music artists, that's a lot of the training you put in, whether you know it or not.

- Chris Stapleton

Idea Sort

My ears sort of turn off when someone tells me that what my heart is saying isn't a good idea.

- Chrisette Michele

Start Going

When you turn 60, the key is to not stop moving. Once you start to stop moving, you rust. You got to just keep going.

- Christie Brinkley

Work Down

If you turn down work because you are frightened of getting typecast, you'll never do anything good.

- Colin Baker

Work Reason

I never turn down scripts without good reason. If I did, I would probably never work.

- Colin Baker

Rap Hyped

Once I get into the locker room, I turn on stuff to get me hyped up. Mainly, it's a lot of rap music.

- Colin Kaepernick

Strength Rather

So many people in the world would rather stay in a situation that's painful but familiar because they're comfortable with it. Not a lot of people have the strength or heart to realize when something's not good for them and to turn around and be alone.

- Corey Taylor

Now Right

I can turn on the radio right now and be inspired.

- Courtney Love

Half Issues

I would say issues around human rights - either you're going to take a hard stance, or you're not. You can't borrow money from China the way the U.S. has done and then turn around and say, 'But you've got a human-rights problem.' You can't be half pregnant.

- Dambisa Moyo

Career Very

Being Bob Marley's son has done many things for me, in terms of having a career in music. I'm very proud of my music, and I'm very proud of where I'm from. People hear that I'm Bob Marley's son, and they turn on my music to listen just out of curiosity.

- Damian Marley

Which Years And Years

For years and years, I was beset with snide remarks by certain members of the press, where they would turn John Oates into a joke, or they would trivialize what I do, which never really bothered me all that much.

- Daryl Hall

Stupid Joke

When things get so absurd and so stupid and so ridiculous that you just can't bear it, you cannot help but turn everything into a joke.

- David Byrne

Kid Remains

At any age, we struggle with intimacy. When you're a kid, you think, 'I won't have that problem. I'll have sex whenever I want when I'm a grown-up!' And then, somehow, it doesn't quite turn out that way, and it's so surprising to people that connection remains so challenging even when you're married.

- David Frankel

Down Anything

I'm a working actor so I never really pick a film because of a genre, and I don't really turn them down because of genre. Anything that's unlike the picture I just finished is always more interesting.

- David Keith

Feel Your

Turn up your radio. Watch lots of telly and eat loads of choc. Feel guilty. Stay up all night. Learn everything in six hours that has taken you two years to compile. That's how I did it.

- Dawn French

Actor Rather

As an actor, I'd rather turn into Joffrey.

- Dean-Charles Chapman

Good Sucks

Most modern stuff I hear kinda sucks, someone should turn me onto something good, fast!

- Jim Diamond

Down Had

I had always fancied a go at the comedy and when it started to go reasonably well and the opportunity arose for me to move into it full time, I just couldn't turn it down. I just took the risk, and I just wanted to see if it would work and thankfully it did.

- Jo Brand

Opera Mostly

Mostly what I listen to when I turn on my little iPod is opera.

- Joan Baez

Want Achieve

If we really want to achieve true prayer, we must turn our backs upon everything temporal, everything external, everything that is not divine.

- Johannes Tauler

Down Out

It's not trickle down economics. The problem that the president has is that he's rudderless on the economy. I mean, he doesn't quite know what to do. It's a wake-up on Monday and try to figure it out. It takes time to turn a supertanker, so you need to know where you need to go.

- John Kasich

See Photoshop

You can hardly turn around and not see something that was done in Photoshop.

- John Knoll

Seem Nevertheless

We are at war - undeclared and of such a subtle nature that few have noticed - but war nevertheless. It is a cyberwar on many fronts, in which it is difficult to identify who is friend and who is foe. I will predict now, as unintelligible as it may seem, that Anonymous will turn out to be more friend than foe.

- John McAfee

Permission Read

In America, we have bible-reading applications: every single one of those applications asks permission to turn on your microphone, your camera; it wants permission to read your e-mails and the right to send e-mails wherever it chooses.

- John McAfee

Bad Rather

As any Brit will understand, things get a little easier when you don't have to be number one any more. Really, the fall of an empire is not as bad as everyone thinks. It's like retirement. People fear retirement, but it can turn out be rather pleasant.

- John Oliver

Mainly Out

This is mainly because I spend a lot of time writing and so don't have much time to read; I hate to waste that time reading what may turn out to be junk food for the mind, when there's so much real writing to be read.

- John Sladek

Plane Could

When I was 8, I got a little toy propeller plane: You could turn it on and the people disappeared from the little windows and stewardesses appeared, and it ran along the ground.

- John Travolta

People Go

Years ago when you'd go to a working group most of the people in the working group would be from universities. Now most of the people are from companies who are building internet products and care what the standards turn out to be.

- Jon Postel

Doing Out

I wanted to be involved with literature. I certainly wasn't going to be able to write for a living, and I didn't have enough confidence in my talent to think that I should be just doing that. Publishing seemed like fun to me - to be involved with writers. And it did turn out to be.

- Jonathan Galassi

Black Same Thing

There is something transformative if you're a black person cheering in a theater and turn to see a white person cheering for the same thing you are.

- Jordan Peele

Young Nation

We young Filipinos are trying to make over a nation and must not halt in our march, but from time to time turn our gaze upon our elders. We shall wish to read in their countenances approval of our actions.

- Jose Rizal

Myself Set

O, how glorious would it be to set my heel upon the Pole and turn myself 360 degrees in a second!

- Joseph Banks

Study Human Being

It is sometimes easier to head an institute for the study of child guidance than it is to turn one brat into a decent human being.

- Joseph Wood Krutch

Being Meant

Somewhere we turn ourselves into victims instead of being the powerful women we really are meant to be.

- Judith Light

Giving Invitation

The only man who is really free is the one who can turn down an invitation to dinner without giving an excuse.

- Jules Renard

Education Innovation

Our future growth relies on competitiveness and innovation, skills and productivity... and these in turn rely on the education of our people.

- Julia Gillard

Small Think

Never turn down a job because you think it's too small; you don't know where it can lead.

- Julia Morgan

Bright Some

Some people must go to extremes to get the world in balance for themselves. Some can't bear bright lights, so wherever they go they search for the dark; they turn the lights down, anything to sustain some level of comfort.

- Julian Schnabel

Reports Had

I've heard many reports of police attending scenes of domestic violence where they've had to turn off music and televisions and radios. Noise tends to drive us a bit crazy.

- Julian Treasure

Play Brought

I was brought up not to be selfish or self-centered. So if you play somebody who isn't so lovable, you can play that person and no one will turn on you. I don't want to play that person in real life. Because then people won't like me so much.

- Julie Kavner

Him Everybody

Everybody has ideas. The vital question is, what do you do with them? My rock musician sons shape their ideas into music. My sister takes her ideas and fashions them into poems. My brother uses his ideas to help him understand science. I take my ideas and turn them into stories.

- Avi

Good Right

Every time I step onto an airplane, I turn to the right and take a good, hard stare into the maw of the engine. I don't know what I'm looking for. I just do it.

- Barbara Kingsolver

Being Honest Another

I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy.

- Bea Arthur

Almost Vocal

In many ways, I've chosen to be plain, almost too plain, too self-effacing. Like, if I record a vocal and I don't like the way it sounds, I would have them turn it up and take the reverb off it to make it as plain as possible.

- Ben Folds

Rules American

I know there is a Supreme Being who rules the affairs of men and whose goodness and mercy have always followed the American people, and I know He will not turn from us now if we humbly and reverently seek His powerful aid.

- Grover Cleveland

Willing Your

You can survive tough situations and even turn them to your advantage by acting as if you are the person you want to be. When you act like that person, you can become that person. The hard parts are deciding whom you want to become, being willing to rehearse until you become that person, and forgiving yourself until you do.

- Bernie Siegel

Big Toe

I devised the Bert Lance Toe Test then - you go out on the front porch of the house, turn 'The Washington Post' over with your big toe, and if your name's above the fold, you know you're not going to have a good day.

- Bert Lance

One Of The Things Our

One of the things we've always tried to do is help others with our story. Whether it's with the infertility issues, whether it's with the breast cancer, we said we're gonna turn these negatives into positives. And if we can help others by sharing our story, then it's worth it.

- Bill Rancic

Rock Up

Turn on, tune up, rock out.

- Billy Gibbons

Happy Choosing

All you need to do is turn on the news, and in five minutes, you're depressed with the state of the world. Choosing joy is a completely active choice. It doesn't just happen. You can't just say, 'I want to be happy.' You have to take action.

- Billy Porter

Sources Couple

Teeth actually turn out to be one of a couple of good sources of ancient DNA. The teeth, actually the enamel, is quite good at preserving the DNA, so it is a bit of time capsule so to speak.

- Hendrik Poinar

Wake Up Channel

I get on Twitter, one of my routines during the day, if I'm home is, I wake up, get a cup of coffee, turn on the Weather Channel and I'll look at what people are saying to me on Twitter on my phone.

- Blake Shelton

Never Asked

I never turn down requests for interviews. I'm just rarely asked.

- Bob Ross

Bit Our

We now assume that when people turn on the evening news, they basically already know what the news is. They've heard it on the radio. They've seen it on the Internet. They've seen it on one of the cable companies. So that makes our job a bit different.

- Bob Schieffer

Childhood Significant

When trying to remember my share in the glow of the eternal present, in the smile of God, I return to my childhood, too, for that is where the most significant discoveries turn up.

- Herman Hesse

Had Dad

My dad had an aunt at the turn of the century who died from diabetes, but she was the closest affected relative in my family.

- Bobby Clarke

Strong Thought

Right around 2004 when 'Ray' came out, I made a conscious decision to be more discerning because I thought to myself, 'After something like this, I really have to try to be strong enough to turn stuff down.'

- Bokeem Woodbine

Soul Through

I can take all the negative energy and turn it into a positive simply by purging my soul through music. That's how powerful music can be.

- Bow Wow

I Think Guarantee

Every time I started going in the direction of thinking how it might turn out, I started to just turn my brain around and not go there, because I think the surest way to guarantee that you won't win is to assume that you will.

- Brad Bird

Some Accurate

Let me be accurate in everything, for though you and I have seen some strange things together, you may at the first think that I, Van Helsing, am mad. That the many horrors and the so long strain on nerves has at the last turn my brain.

- Bram Stoker

Why Becoming

I didn't even have that many close LGBT friends or anything like that, but I suppose it was growing up and becoming aware of how you are in a cultural landscape that is blatantly homophobic... you turn around and say, 'Why did I grow up in a homophobic place? Why did I grow up in a misogynistic place?'

- Hozier

Back Waving

You can turn your back on a person, but never turn your back on a drug, especially when its waving a razor sharp hunting knife in your eye.

- Hunter S. Thompson

Dress Down

Foucault's genius is to go down to the little dramas, dress them in facts hardly anyone else has noticed, and turn these stage settings into clues to a hitherto un-thought series of confrontations out of which, he contends, the orderly structure of society is composed.

- Ian Hacking

Liverpool About

Mainly it's the parents who remember me. But the kids today, what they do is go and Google you. A lot of them turn up and they know everything about me. They say: 'You scored 346 goals' or 'You wore the No9 shirt for Liverpool.'

- Ian Rush

Will Like

I definitely like the mystery of not knowing how things will turn out, you know.

- Ian Williams

Doing Ourselves

We're not ever interested in repeating ourselves or doing what people expect us to do, it's such a turn off.

- Ian Williams

Love Before

We can do little things for God; I turn the cake that is frying on the pan for love of him, and that done, if there is nothing else to call me, I prostrate myself in worship before him, who has given me grace to work; afterwards I rise happier than a king.

- Brother Lawrence

Had Got

When I got the offer to do 'Weird Ernie' in the pilot, I was living in New York, and somebody had made a mistake, and they made an offer that was supposed to be $2,500 for the job, but they offered $25,000. I couldn't turn that down. I'd never heard of anything like that!

- Bruce McGill

Artist Your

Sixteen million colors in your palette are hard for any artist, especially a beginner, to turn down.

- Buffy Sainte-Marie

Interesting Spend

It's OK to turn down stuff that isn't really interesting and spend the summer with my family.

- J. K. Simmons