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Country Through

Christine Bass was my high school music teacher. She took a program on its last legs and within a few years turned into one of the best programs in the country. Our high school dominated national choir competitions all through her 20-plus year tenure.

- Aaron Lazar

Back Took

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

Always Raising

I was raised by women. Now I'm raising women. I was always better around girls. I live in an all-female household. I even have two female dogs... It's funny how that turned out.

- Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Love Amp

I went to my friend's house one day, and he had an electric guitar he had just bought with a tiny little amp. I turned the volume up to 10 and I hit one chord, and I said, I'm in love.

- Ace Frehley

My Life Perpetual

My daughter's the greatest thing that's happened to me in my life and she turned me into a more responsible man, as opposed to just someone who's a perpetual teenager, thinking you're a man when you're not.

- Adam Ant

Think Always

I always did think that when I turned 40, I'd start coming into my own.

- Adam Baldwin

I Think Gotten

Math just wasn't my favorite. I didn't get how important math is and how it relates to real life. That's why I think I was turned off to it. Once I got down arithmetic and a little bit of algebra, I think I checked out. As I've gotten older, I think there's a lot more relation to math. English was my favorite subject.

- Adam Rodriguez

Lunch Ordering

The best compliment came from Knopf's Sonny Mehta. We were at lunch in New York with my editor, Gary Fisketjon, it was my first time meeting Sonny, and after ordering our food, he turned to me and said, 'Adam, I read 'Mr. Peanut' in two days; every page surprised me, and that, I can assure you, doesn't happen often.'

- Adam Ross

Awful Awful Lot

In the '80s, they were using an awful lot of technology but hadn't really figured out how it worked yet... You had these really great, simple pop songs turned into these gigantic overproductions.

- Adam Schlesinger

Fathers By The Time

Irish fathers still have certain responsibilities, and by the time my two daughters turned seven, they could swim, ride a bike, sing at least one part of a Woody Guthrie song, and recite all of W. B. Yeats's 'The Song of Wandering Aengus.'

- Adrian McKinty

Though Like

Even though marriage is doomed, if you turned it into a job you like and really work at it - it can be salvaged.

- Al Goldstein

Off Sparks

Achingly funny as it was, Larry Gelbart's writing gave off sparks that turned a hard light on the way we are.

- Alan Alda

Been Had

In the Pentagon Papers case, the government asserted in the Supreme Court that the publication of the material was a threat to national security. It turned out it was not a threat to U.S. security. But even if it had been, that doesn't mean that it couldn't be published.

- Alan Dershowitz

Go Given

So everything turned out fine, and we were given the opportunity to go to Washington and be briefed on the project of man in space, and given the opportunity to choose whether we wanted to get involved or not.

- Alan Shepard

Paul Newman Newman

You should never meet your heroes. Paul Newman... I was so excited about meeting him, but he turned up in shell suit bottoms, slippers, and a jumper. He was just so worn out and old, he wanted to go home.

- Allan Carr

Insurance Sure

If people want to keep their kid on their insurance at 26, fine. We've got to make sure no American gets turned back for pre-existing conditions, that's fine.

- Allen West

Thought Became

When I first turned elite in gymnastics, when I was 14, that's when I really became more inspired than ever. I just always kept that in the back of my mind, and always thought about making the 2012 team.

- Aly Raisman

Year Needed

I loved music, and in my ninth year at MIT, I decided to buy a hi-fi set. I figured that all I needed to do was look at the specifications. So I bought what looked like the best one, turned it on, and turned it off in five minutes, the sound was so poor.

- Amar Bose

Doing Been

I'm not doing anything Jack Nicholson turned down. Any part that required a character distanced from myself would have been a reach. But the one thing I've always done well at, and I'm most devoted to, is my children.

- Alan Thicke

Young Save

Canada has a passive-aggressive culture, with a lot of sarcasm and righteousness. That went with my weird messianic complex. The ego is a fascinating monster. I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

- Alanis Morissette

Young Planet

I was taught from a young age that I had to serve, so that turned into me thinking I had to save the planet.

- Alanis Morissette

Bench Pastime

My favourite pastime used to be sitting on a park bench watching people. But after 'Jagged Little Pill,' the eyeballs turned, and I was the watched one.

- Alanis Morissette

Over Pretty

I turned popular music on the radio, and I never listened to it again after that, in about 1985. That's when I switched over to classical music, and I pretty much stayed with that since then.

- Alec Baldwin

Some Acceptable

The United States and Turkey are the only two countries that don't have some kind of subsidy for the Arts. The whole culture in society has made certain films more acceptable. I turned down so many films in the '60s and '70s.

- Alex North

Tide Against

After Barbarossa and Pearl Harbor, the war tide slowly turned against the Axis.

- Alexander Dubcek

Ride Put

Does my character hate Bree? Well, let's just put it this way. Bree hasn't seen the last of me. I gave that drunk gal a ride home a few episodes ago and she turned on me!

- Alfre Woodard

New Moved

Right when I turned 18, I moved to New York, originally for school, and then dropped out and just lived in New York.

- Alia Shawkat

Mistakes Doing

I've often made revisions at that stage that turned out to be mistakes because I wasn't really in the rhythm of the story anymore. I see a little bit of writing that doesn't seem to be doing as much work as it should be doing, and right at the end, I will sort of rev it up. But when I finally read the story again, it seems a bit obtrusive.

- Alice Munro

Public School Part

I've always felt, with 'The Iliad,' a real frustration that it's read wrong. That it's turned into this public school poem, which I don't think it is. That glamorising of war, and white-limbed, flowing-haired Greek heroes - it's become a cliched, British empire part of our culture.

- Alice Oswald

Woman Almost

To me, the black black woman is our essential mother, the blacker she is the more us she is and to see the hatred that is turned on her is enough to make me despair, almost entirely, of our future as a people.

- Alice Walker

Woman More

I feel so much more aware of who I am today as a woman since I turned 40.

- Amber Valletta

Friendly Some

Some fast fashion companies do amazing environmentally friendly capsule collections, but wouldn't it be great if one of these companies just turned around and said everything they produced was?

- Amber Valletta

My Life Why

He has turned my life around by 180 degrees, I still don't understand why Shiva has blessed me so much. I believe he'll bless the worst of us first because we need it the most.

- Amish Tripathi

Very Chevy

When I turned 16 and got my license, the Chevy Blazer was passed down from my sister, so it was very much a starter car.

- Amy Purdy

Like Made

I made the choice to have the double mastectomy, and for me it felt like the right choice, and it turned out to be the right choice.

- Amy Robach

Frustrated Gotten

I've gotten a lot more comfortable with the audition process, but there's something that really turned me off initially when I was younger, to auditioning. The idea that I couldn't get to the person that was actually making the film really frustrated me.

- Amy Seimetz

Other Lives

When my mom turned 91, I wanted to use the time that we have left in our lives to get to know each other as adults.

- Anderson Cooper

Voice Had

I have dyslexia, and I never did learn to read music, and I even had a problem in reading because everything was turned upside down, so I just had to draw from the lyrics and the voice that I would hear in my mind.

- Andrae Crouch

Voice Big

I'd go to the library so I could sit in a big, quiet room and listen to pages being turned. There was a boring librarian who everyone in fifth grade hated. But I loved her because when she would read us stories in her soft voice, she'd turn my head into a snow globe.

- Andrea Seigel

Woman Avarice

Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly satisfy the avarice of a woman... You can more easily scratch a diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a woman to consent to giving any of her savings.

- Andreas Capellanus

Nation On And Off

In the public eye, being a victim of past injustices does not win the right to propagate current and future ones, and that's intolerable to those in charge of the race industry today, whose power relies on maintaining forever a latent rage that can be turned on and off at the will of the nation's elites.

- Andrew Breitbart

Mine Them

You see the names of places roundabout? They're mine now, and I've turned them inside out.

- Andrew Motion

Week Private

I work out at Will Space four times a week. It's a private training gym. It's owned by my trainer, Will Torres. I just came from there, actually. I turned Mark Consuelos onto Will, so he goes there too. Today we boxed. It's every kind of cross-training you can do.

- Andy Cohen

Celebrity Been

I've been a hip hop head forever. So when it turned out that we were gonna start getting celebrity guests for every show, I wanted rap guys from the get-go.

- Andy Milonakis

Never Regretted

I never regretted what I turned down.

- Angela Lansbury

Daily Life German

After the reunification, there was a certain sense of foreignness because daily life in the former East German states was completely turned inside out - everything from the shops to the bureaucracy to the working world.

- Angela Merkel

Very Carefree

I grew up as this very carefree, happy kid then things turned darker for me. Maybe it was because I saw that the world wasn't as happy a place as I had hoped it would be for me.

- Angelina Jolie

Needs Volume

The voices of women need to be heard. The volume needs to be turned up.

- Ann Bancroft

Back Some

Some people in my family achieved a lot, some people inherited a lot. But I turned my back on the whole thing.

- Anna Chancellor

Trust Idea

I had no idea of the size of my bank account as a teen, and I didn't care to know. That was my mom's job, I figured that I would just find out when I turned 18. If you can't trust your mom, then who can you trust?

- Anna Chlumsky

Young Ahead

Naturally enough when I was a young dancer, I was terribly anxious to get ahead, and to get ahead quickly. I was impatient with all those older people who talked of the long grind to the top, who turned me down for jobs I knew I could do.

- Anna Neagle

Every Day Back

Besides walking, I do stretches every day. I had back trouble starting when I turned 40, so I have to stretch out my muscles every day.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Young Models

Most actors nowadays are models turned actors. That's why a lot of young actors are terrible. You have to learn how to act. It is not something that you can just do.

- Ansel Elgort

Torn Very

It was very important for me to touch on things that haven't changed, like schools. I'm in Cleveland, Ohio. My lady's from Ohio, and the schools are being torn down, and they turned them into high-rise condos.

- Anthony Hamilton

Dreams My Life

My life turned out to be beyond my greatest dreams.

- Anthony Hopkins

Grandmother TV

My grandmother was a huge western fan. She'd have me watch with her. 'Shane,' 'Bonanza,' 'Duel in the Sun,' I saw them all with her. I used to watch them until the TV turned to snow.

- Antoine Fuqua

Queen Subject

After Mary Queen of Scots, I turned to the farthest subject possible: Cromwell.

- Antonia Fraser

Everyone Away

When everyone turned away, the only person I could turn to was God within myself, and that is what I continue to rely on.

- Antonio Brown

Doing Career

After I turned producer, people asked me, 'Why are you taking up production? You are still so young and doing well.' Just because an actress decides to make movies, do people assume that her career is not going well?

- Anushka Sharma

Side Films

We shot many films in Delhi that turned out to be successful at the box office. So the attachment is definitely on the positive side.

- Anushka Sharma

Rebel Very

So, I was just a young guy, maybe with an idea, and Cecil Taylor, himself a rebel, would take a chance on a guy like me. It turned out to be a very symbiotic partnership. I learned a lot from him.

- Archie Shepp

Country Code

Everyone now has a sacred cow in the tax code. For my money, the most sacred thing of all is our country and its growth, but the sacred cows have turned into a pack of wolves.

- Ari Fleischer

Pop Warhol

If Abstract Expression reached for the sublime, Pop turned ordinary imagery into icons. Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol illuminated the transformative power of context and the process of reproduction. Claes Oldenburg's soft ice-cream cones and hamburgers changed sculpture from hard to soft, from stasis to transformation.

- Arne Glimcher

Yes Other

Yes, I backed the hula hoop. And I had a lot of other people come to me with ideas that turned out well.

- Art Linkletter

Always Which

It has always appeared to me, that there is so much to be done in this world, that all self-inflicted suffering which cannot be turned to good account for others, is a loss - a loss, if you may so express it, to the spiritual world.

- Arthur Helps

Love My Life

I was always a girl who loved animals and cared about the environment - um, I totally recycled at home and turned the lights off every time I left! But it wasn't until I met the love of my life, Philippe Cousteau, that I realized every thing we do, buy and use makes a difference in the world... for better or worse.

- Ashlan Gorse Cousteau

Queen Like

Italy to me is like the mean mother. Whatever I do, it's never good enough. People say I'm the queen of Cannes, but in Italy I get turned down for work.

- Asia Argento

I Am Dangerous

I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter.

- Charles Bukowski

I Am Machine

I am turned into a sort of machine for observing facts and grinding out conclusions.

- Charles Darwin

Regret Idle

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.

- Charles Dudley Warner

Never Argued

I never turned down anything and never argued with any producer or director.

- Charles Durning

Clothes Touched

Her godmother simply touched her with her wand, and, at the same moment, her clothes were turned into cloth of gold and silver, all decked with jewels.

- Charles Perrault

Steel Hoped

There was a guy by the name of Charles Schwab: actually, Charles M. Schwab. I read a lot about him, and I always hoped I was related, but I wasn't. He was a steel magnate. He worked for J.P. Morgan; then he started Bethlehem Steel. But he had no children, unfortunately, and it turned out I wasn't a relative.

- Charles Schwab

Been Very

On my first album, I felt like, if it was going to be turned into a movie, it would have been directed by Sofia Coppola. She creates this kind of pastel-colored palette that's very whimsical but also very stagnant. And that's really how I heard the record.

- Charli XCX

Woman Like

When I got signed, I had just turned 16. I felt like I had to continuously have these confrontations with older men who were doubting my ideas because I was a woman, because I was 16.

- Charli XCX

Artist Big

I've passed up on many a thing that could have made me a big artist or something. Like, I was offered a feature on a Christina Aguilera song and I turned it down. It just wasn't right. She's cool, but it just wasn't right.

- Charli XCX

Love Doing

I love singing - singing is what I'm famous for doing. Now it's turned into things I am famous for doing - like having rows with my mum or about my boyfriend, so it does get irritating.

- Charlotte Church

Reach Through

I persevered, sustained, and continued to work hard and finally got my opportunity in Detroit, and I never turned back from that point. That's what made it so sweet to me to win a championship after what I went through. I had to scrap and fight to get through it, and to reach the pinnacle made it even sweeter.

- Chauncey Billups

Best Play

I liked Jackie Robinson because he was cool to watch, not because he was black. Every time you turned around, he was hitting a triple or making a great play in the field or, best of all, stealing home.

- Cheech Marin

More Direct

In 1984, I turned to theater in the hopes of finding a more direct form of communication between me and my people.

- Cherrie Moraga

Play Films

I turned down 'American Gigolo.' There are many films - like 'Ghostbusters' - that I turned down... The first one I did was 'Foul Play' with Goldie Hawn, but I turned down 'Animal House' - I turned that down.

- Chevy Chase

College Explain

I realized that I was African when I came to the United States. Whenever Africa came up in my college classes, everyone turned to me. It didn't matter whether the subject was Namibia or Egypt; I was expected to know, to explain.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Woman Became

I look young. I heard this said so often that it became irritating. I once worked as a babysitter for a woman who, the first time we met, said she didn't want somebody in high school. I was 22. Later, I realised that in certain places being female and looking 'young' meant it was more difficult to be taken seriously, so I turned to make-up.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Death Had

When I turned 50, I realized I was now going to start counting backwards in terms of the years I had left. Then I turned 60, and I just stopped counting. I don't have a fear of death, but I have an awareness that there's a time limit.

- Chris Crutcher

Like Some

I'm not trying to sound like I turned into some kind of wise man, but it's nice to realize that your little pocket of the world isn't the whole world.

- Chris Kattan

Big Oh God

In 'The Big Chill,' those characters are in middle age, thinking, 'Oh, God, I've turned into my parents. I've failed.' And in 'Beside Still Waters,' we're showing the struggles of people who actually want to be like their parents and feel they can't live up to their heights.

- Chris Lowell

My Life My Own

When I turned 30, I had this epiphany that my life is my own and my choices are my own.

- Chrissy Metz

Career Spoke

Due to these various circumstances, when I entered the Catholic University of Louvain in 1934, I had already travelled in a number of European countries and spoke four languages fairly fluently. This turned out to be a valuable asset in my subsequent career as a scientist.

- Christian de Duve

Self-Made Helping

I once met a man who was a billionaire, and I said to him: 'Are you a self-made man?' - and he turned around and said: 'No man is self-made;' and certainly, if you want to make films or get into television or even theatre, the amount of help that you need, the amount of people who need to give you a helping hand is extraordinary.

- Christian McKay

Past Release

I turned to music originally because of my past and needing a release or an outlet to get out anger or frustration or hurt.

- Christina Aguilera

Been Very

While I have always had a good relationship with my father, much of the time it has been a very limited relationship until I was older. So you can't really give him credit or blame for how I turned out.

- Christie Hefner

Wear Them

I've got Christian Louboutin' s 6 1/4-inch Equestria boots. I wear them so much, I turned the red bottoms brown!

- Christina Milian

Doing Game

I felt like by doing 'Turned Up,' it was something for my fans. It would be a great outlet for me to come out musically and really step up my game.

- Christina Milian

Doing Actress

It was considered that you were stepping down by doing television. I almost turned Cybill down because I so wanted to remain a theater actress.

- Christine Baranski

Some Having

I haven't turned into some rich monster. I've kept my perspective. But I am a bit spoiled. It's hard not to be a little spoiled by having a lot of money.

- Christine McVie

Want Existence

I want to look at life - at the commonplaces of existence - as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.

- Christopher Fry

Want Plays

In my plays I want to look at life - at the commonplace of existence-as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.

- Christopher Fry

Which Include

Anyone can do running. Running should be easy. It should be fun. It should include everyone. It shouldn't be a punishment for eating cheesecake, which is what we've turned it into.

- Christopher McDougall

Which Use

As a teenager, I used to use the nickname 'Moo' as a moniker online, and then I turned into 'Moot' for fun, which I didn't even realize was a real word at the time, and it just stuck with me.

- Christopher Poole

Happy Kid

Up until the age of 9 or so, I was an incredibly happy, pretty well-adjusted, funny kid who made my parents laugh all the time. I was a bit of a clown, and I was really happy. And then my parents divorced, and I kind of turned into a different person.

- Christopher Stanley