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Fiction About

'Pulp Fiction' was probably one of the first films I ever saw that really kind of took effect on me. I was about four years old - obviously wasn't supposed to be seeing that film; my sister kind of sneaked it out and we got to see it. She's older than me. That was something I always used to watch.

- Aaron Johnson

Listening Grandmother

I started listening to gospel when I was a little boy and my grandmother used to rock me on her lap.

- Aaron Neville

I Think Guy

I'm typically a 'just drink water' kind of guy. I was a bodybuilder in high school, so I used to - food to me was, 'there are this many grams of carbohydrates and proteins, and I need these micronutrients in order to grow and be fit,' and I ate in order to live and not live in order to eat, and I think most people are the opposite.

- Aaron Patzer

Feel Being

I used to be able to eat and drink whatever I wanted. But now, when I'm in a suit and tie all the time, sitting and being driven, you can just feel your body.

- Aaron Schock

Down Through

My natural hair is jet black. I used to have it down to my bum. And I went through a phase of being obsessed with fake tan. So from the age of 14 to 16, I looked like an Apache Indian!

- Abbey Clancy

Enough Very

Solitude can be used well by very few people. They who do must have a knowledge of the world to see the foolishness of it, and enough virtue to despise all the vanity.

- Abraham Cowley

Mentor Mouthpiece

There are moments as a teacher when I'm conscious that I'm trotting out the same exact phrase my professor used with me years ago. It's an eerie feeling, as if my old mentor is not just in the room, but in my shoes, using me as his mouthpiece.

- Abraham Verghese

Good High

I'm a championship handball player. I'm a championship softball and baseball player. I used to be an extremely talented center in high school in football. I also dabbled in lacrosse and soccer. I'm really good at billiards, darts, shuffleboard.

- Action Bronson

Line Soon

Few men can be said to have inimitable excellencies: let us watch them in their progress from infancy to manhood, and we shall soon be convinced that what they attained was the necessary consequence of the line they pursued, and the means they used.

- Adam Clarke

Eventually Sort

You eventually get used to looking at girls picking their leotards out of their bums and that sort of stuff.

- Adam Garcia

Every Day British

I used to get a lift to school every day with a man who was a major in the British Army.

- Adrian McKinty

Lord Another

Our daughter's name Arwynn comes from Arwen in 'Lord of the Rings' because my wife and I met for the first time in the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford where J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis used to go to read out their stories to one another.

- Adrian McKinty

Prepared Very

My favorite food was seafood, and that's all I used to eat. And then there I was, 27 years old, and bam, I have this allergic reaction - and it's life-threatening. So it's very important to spread the word and spread awareness so people can be better prepared in case anaphylaxis occurs in their life.

- Adrian Peterson

Mail Some

I used to live in Chris Rock's former apartment. I've got some junk mail for him if he wants it.

- Adrian Tomine

Artist May

Any material may be used but the theme is the same and the response is the same for all artwork... we all have the same concern, but the artist must know exactly what the experience is. He must pursue the truth relentlessly.

- Agnes Martin

Egg Worked

We used to tie-dye T-shirts and sell them to classmates. We used to make egg rolls and sell them at street fairs. I worked at the mall. My parents probably spent more money on the gas driving me to different jobs than I made.

- Aileen Lee

Size Call

I used to look at a pint of Haagen-Dazs and call it a serving size.

- Al Roker

King Non-Violence

Dr. King used Gandhi's commitment to non-violence and to passive resistance.

- Al Sharpton

Use About

You can't think about terrorism without thinking about Palestinian terrorism. Palestinians began international terrorism. It started with them in 1968. They used it as the first resort, not the last resort. They invented it, they perfected it, they benefited from it and they taught the world how to use it and that it would be successful.

- Alan Dershowitz

Equivalent Bottomless

Right up until the late 18th century, when the first weighted lines were used to probe the ocean depths, many people believed the seas were bottomless - the watery equivalent of infinite outer space.

- Alan Huffman

About Chops

I learned to cook in self-defense. My wife doesn't know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb chops 26 nights in a row. Then I took over. I used to mind her not caring about food, but no more - as long as I can eat what I want.

- Alan King

People More

People used to name me the Brazilian Pistorius. Thank God I'm not the Brazilian Pistorius any more. I'm Alan.

- Alan Oliveira

Down Dean

When I started out, I tried out all my stuff on national television. There were no comedy clubs, but even if there were, I don't think I would have gone to them. I used to do stuff in the bathroom, and then I'd drive down to NBC and do it on 'The Golddiggers' with Dean Martin.

- Albert Brooks

Doing Materialize

I came out of the womb drawing on everything; I used to draw on my mother's white furniture and her white walls with her red lipstick and my pencils. Little did she know that would later materialize into me doing what I do now - I'm a painter as well and a micromechanical engineer.

- Aldis Hodge

Simple Public Life

I haven't changed, but public life has. It used to be you'd go into a restaurant, and the owner would say, 'Do you mind if I take a picture of you and put it on my wall?' Sweet and simple. Now, everyone has a camera in their pocket.

- Alec Baldwin

Published Any

My mother used to take my brother and me to get any books we wanted, but they were second hand books published in the '30s and '40s. I liked scary books.

- Alejandro Amenabar

Entertainment More

People get used to more complex forms of entertainment, and they become bored by simpler forms. Television has become more complex in order to feed our demand.

- Alex Tabarrok

Bad Importance

People used to think that more population was bad for growth. In this view, people are stomachs - they eat, leaving less for everyone else. But once we realize the importance of ideas in the economy, people become brain - they innovate, creating more for everyone else.

- Alex Tabarrok

Your Very

It's a very unnatural environment to be in, up on a stage. So you put up defenses to hide. Like looking at the ground with your hair in your eyes, or being tightly wound and quite aggressive and uncooperative, as I used to do.

- Alex Turner

Rather Terrifying

When I used to work in television, a tip was rather than looking down the barrel of the camera and imagine people watching, which is terrifying, imagine your most discerning friend observing you, and imagine you're just talking to them.

- Alexa Chung

Love Day One

I have encouraged my kids to eat well from day one. I add flavor - herbs and spices - to everything because I don't want them getting used to starchy, bland food. I also want them to experiment - they don't have to love everything, but they do have to try it.

- Alison Sweeney

Say Whatever

I used to say my biggest accomplishment was just getting drafted, whether it was the first pick or the 100th or whatever.

- Allen Iverson

Movies Her

When I was little, I used to watch Disney movies all the time, and it drove me crazy that Cinderella's tights wouldn't gather at her ankle when her foot bent, so I kept trying to make sure that I didn't get those little creases on my ankle because Cinderella didn't have them.

- Allison Williams

Outgoing Increased

I've become more introverted as I've got older. I used to be an outgoing person who joked around a lot, but as the amount of energy I expend by sharing my music has increased, I like to balance it by spending time by myself and recuperating.

- Aloe Blacc

Spanish Them

My parents were both Spanish-speakers and they used to speak to me and my siblings in Spanish and we'd answer them in English.

- America Ferrera

Down Through

I used to hate getting dressed, getting in front of the camera and walking down the red carpet. It bothered me because I felt like I couldn't be what they wanted me to be. Now it's still not my favorite thing, but I get through it a lot easier because I know that my work brings value to who I am.

- America Ferrera

Makeup Leading

It's a huge change from when I started in the 1960s, but what is really impressive is that the number of ladies on set, the women working on set is a huge percentage. There used to be no women. It was just the leading lady's mother, perhaps the hairdresser and the makeup person.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Thought Dress

I used to dress up in my older sister Alisia's clothes and thought modelling would be fun.

- Amy Jackson

Color Big

I used to get my hair dyed at a place called Big Hair. It cost $15. They just used straight bleach, so my hair was the color of white lined paper, and my eyebrows looked like they were done with a thick black marker.

- Amy Poehler

Think Understand

I used to think that my mother got into arguments with people because they didn't understand her English, because she was Chinese.

- Amy Tan

Other Movie

Foreign audiences are used to seeing Mexico in other sorts of movies. 'Casi divas' is a step toward a more commercially successful cinema, without the violence, blood and exaggerations. The movie reflects a more human Mexico, while remaining a chick flick, although it is not a romantic comedy.

- Ana Layevska

Sometimes Very

I used to work with mentally disabled people when I was 18 or 19, changing diapers and catheters. I was working, like, 16 hour night shifts, having to distribute meds and go capture people who would break out of the house. Sometimes they'd have seizures, and we'd have to rush them to the hospital. That was an interesting time, very humbling.

- Anderson Paak

Kind Though

I'm comfortable in front of a camera, and I'm used to being watched, although that kind of bugged me at first. On the stage, though, I'm scared. I really get frightened in front of people.

- Andie MacDowell

Saying Level

I'm not used to saying no to this man on any level.

- Andrea Mackris

Country Considered

The anti-big-government movement is pure. Its participants represent something close to what used to be considered normative in this country.

- Andrew Breitbart

Matter Turn

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

Culture High

High culture isn't what it used to be.

- Andrew O'Hagan

Community Theater

I used to do community theater with Conor Oberst.

- Andrew Rannells

Tell Getting

As a child, I always enjoyed - my parents used to have these little cocktail parties - and I always loved trying to get the adults to tell me things they weren't supposed to say. And in many ways, that's what my job is today; it's getting people to tell me things that they probably are otherwise not supposed to say.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Feel About

I used to produce this band, Dragons of Zynth. There's something about their live shows, which, to me, is ultimate. I mean, you feel like somebody could get hurt when you go see them live.

- Andrew Wyatt

About Before

McDonalds used to be my favorite place to eat, until my metabolism changed in my late 30s. Before that, I would have no hesitation about walking into McDonalds and getting two cheeseburgers and fries and enjoying every last bite.

- Andy Cohen

Career Couple

Earlier in my career, I used to spend a lot of time practising my tennis on court. Now I've learned that it's better to do just a couple of hours on court and two gym sessions a day. That's what's made me fitter and stronger.

- Andy Murray

Go Birthdays

I used to go to the U.S. Open on my birthdays and sit in the nosebleeds.

- Andy Roddick

Back Gig

Back in the days of the Smiths, when we first started touring England - this is, like, 1984 - there were these two girls. They were literally vicar's daughters, and they used to follow us to every gig, no matter where we went.

- Andy Rourke

City Edinburgh

Edinburgh used to be a haughty city.

- Alexander McCall Smith

Society Own

Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.

- Alexis de Tocqueville

Wake Up Though

I try not to have the computer in the bedroom. I used to sleep with it, though. I used to wake up spooning my laptop.

- Alexis Ohanian

One Of The Things Lot

I always wanted to act, but it was not because of the influence of my family. I just wanted to act since I was four! I used to watch a lot of movies. One of the things that attracted me were the songs picturised on 'Govinda' and Karisma Kapoor, who would dance in the middle of the street!

- Alia Bhatt

Through Tune

People are so used to reading novels now, they just read a poem straight through to get the meaning. And that's something totally different from the slow way you read something if it's a tune; which to me a poem has to be.

- Alice Oswald

About Careful

Women have to be extremely careful about choosing something that they consider an act of defiance that can really be used to further their enslavement.

- Alice Walker

Think Album

My first album was all rock. I used to sing rock en espanol, but I don't think many people remember that.

- Alicia Villarreal

Own Had

I used to own two homes in Atlanta. But it was a lot of trouble. There are leaky roofs; you have to call people. It takes up too much time to own property everywhere. Now I stay at the St. Regis. I used to like cars a lot, too. I had 25 of them: Porsches, Ferraris.

- Aliko Dangote

Say Movements

People used to say, 'Andy Serkis lent his movements to Gollum,' and now they say, 'Andy Serkis played Caesar.' That's a significant leap.

- Andy Serkis

Go Gets

Those were the days, you know. It's an English thing; as soon as it's gets to 6 pm, you have to go and have a drink. We used to stick to that religiously.

- Andy Taylor

Effort I Think

If the quality and quantity of continuous effort toward goals matters as much as I think it does, we may actually get more productive, not less, as we get older - even if we can't pull all-nighters like we used to.

- Angela Duckworth

Relax Enjoy

Don't make things too complicated. Try to relax, enjoy every moment, get used to everything.

- Angelique Kerber

Serve Divisions

If women want to ensure themselves a meaningful place in the future, they need to be among those determining how the technology will be used. They need to be among those deciding whether it will be the great leveler or simply serve to worsen social divisions.

- Anita Borg

Doing Interpreting

I suspect that we get used to particular sorts of stories being presented in particular sorts of ways, and we're so used to interpreting them and understanding what it is they're doing that we think of those forms and styles as faithful, complete depictions of reality.

- Ann Leckie

Learning Favourite

It is important for me to remember that time learning anything substantial, even if it's not my favourite topic, is time well used.

- Ann Makosinski

Vegetables About

I'm not crazy about oysters and offal and brains and stuff like that. It's vegetables that I really like. I worked in the River Cafe restaurant when it first opened, and I used to eat the leftover vegetables on the plates. They were so delicious.

- Anna Chancellor

Often Accurate

We're all used to hearing the word 'authentic' a little too often these days, but in Senator Gillibrand's case, it's entirely accurate.

- Anna Wintour

Another Anne

I'm afraid that people who know me as I usually am will discover I have another side, a better and finer side. I'm afraid they'll mock me, think I'm ridiculous and sentimental and not take me seriously. I'm used to not being taken seriously, but only the 'light-hearted' Anne is used to it and can put up with it; the 'deeper' Anne is too weak.

- Anne Frank

Go Fits

What I used to do between writing fits was feed my kids, ride my horse and go shopping for cat and dog food.

- Anne McCaffrey

Say Will

I expect that any day now, I will have said all I have to say; I'll have used up all my characters, and then I'll be free to get on with my real life.

- Anne Tyler

Children I Think

People are used to dealing with risk. You are told if you smoke, you are at higher risk of lung cancer. And I think people are able to also understand, when they are told they are a carrier for a genetic disease, that is not a risk to them personally but something that they could pass on to children.

- Anne Wojcicki

Risk Dealing

People are used to dealing with risk.

- Anne Wojcicki

Line Developing

The launch of phase 1 Ebola vaccine studies is a first step in developing a vaccine that could be licensed and used in the field to protect not only the front line health care workers but also those living in areas where Ebola virus exists.

- Anthony Fauci

Me Meanness

I'm used to meanness. It doesn't matter to me.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Dealing Friction

I'm a businessperson. I'm used to dealing with friction.

- Anthony Scaramucci

Bus Crowd

I used to get off the bus, and there'd be a crowd around, you know, and I was thinking, 'God, I hope this is not for me.' And it normally was, and it was because someone said something to my sister, and the first she says is, 'Well, I'll get my brother.'

- Antoine Fuqua

Best Gotten

I've gotten used to not looking too far into the future; it's best when you can begin each day anew.

- Anton Corbijn

Cause About

I'm nervous about our civic culture. I'm not sure the Internet is largely the cause of it. It's certainly the cause of careless writing. People who get used to blurbing things on the Internet are never going to be good writers.

- Antonin Scalia

Coaching Starting

When I first starting coaching, I used a megaphone.

- Antonio Conte

More Often

I used to try and do backflips a lot, but I used to bang my head more often than not, so I gave it up.

- Antony Starr

Had Dad

I was always active as a child. My dad tried to place me in every sport imaginable. I had so much energy, he wanted to push me in a direction where that energy was used appropriately to keep me out of trouble and focused while I was in school.

- Apolo Ohno

Love Healthier

I used to have hamburgers coming and going, especially when I was on the road. Now, occasionally I will still have that quarter pounder because I love fast food, but you have to keep it to a minimum. I am now opting for salads and just healthier lunches.

- Aretha Franklin

Beginning Country

For starters, this country embodies something utterly unique: History's first democratic empire. Beginning in the post war era, we have used free trade and democracy to create a series of interlocking relationships that end war.

- Armstrong Williams

Asian Deliberately

We deliberately used elements from Brazilian music and from African and Asian music. Now people can hear that but then it sounded so abstract, they couldn't hear it.

- Arto Lindsay

Know Democratic Party

This is just not the Democratic Party we used to know.

- Artur Davis

Cases Both

Parliamentary obstructionism should be avoided. It is a weapon to be used in the rarest of the rare cases. Parliamentary accountability is as important as parliamentary debate. Both must coexist.

- Arun Jaitley

Bikes Daredevil

I used to be a daredevil on BMX bikes.

- ASAP Ferg

Angles Use

I'm sort of like Jean-Paul Goude, the graphic designer who used to style Grace Jones and shoot all her visuals, just meaning that I use all mediums in one - music, fashion, and art. I'm hitting it from all angles.

- ASAP Ferg

Allow Developed

Often times, music is used to evoke an emotion and it's become a cliche, so I don't want to do that, and actually what I do, is that emotional intensity that has developed throughout the film, I allow it to get released by having that music at the end with the credits.

- Asghar Farhadi

Heart Bold

I used to be on 'The Bold & The Beautiful'; that character, Bridget Forrester, is dear to my heart, and of course, the reruns of that you can see.

- Ashley Jones

Old Italian

I used to live in Pillgwenlly, and there was this old Italian pizzeria that used to be there with a really amazing character who ran it.

- Asif Kapadia

Country I Think

Radio used to be dominated by Tom Petty and artists like that. If Tom Petty came out today, he'd be played on country radio - all that stuff would. I think the genre has opened itself up to more styles of country, and I think that's a good thing.

- Charles Kelley

Two Other

The men who miss success have two general alibis: 'I'm not a genius' is one; the other, 'There aren't the opportunities today there used to be.' Neither excuse holds. The first is beside the point; the second is altogether wrong.

- Charles M. Schwab

Like

I like actors - I used to be one.

- Charlie Kaufman

My Life Say

There's danger in just shoveling out money to people who say, 'My life is a little harder than it used to be.' At a certain place you've got to say to the people, 'Suck it in and cope, buddy. Suck it in and cope.'

- Charlie Munger

Hate Recognised

I used to hate being recognised.

- Charlotte Gainsbourg