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Human Being Very

My father was a very special human being. He was brilliant in academics, sports and the arts. He wrote, performed and directed plays in English and Hindi/Urdu at his regiment.

- Ajay Mehta

Me Taught

Anthony Powell taught me to write; he has such brilliant control of the mechanics of the novel.

- Alan Furst

Voice Perfect

Le Carre's voice - patrician, cold, brilliant and amused - was perfect for the wilderness-of-mirrors undertow of the Cold War, and George Smiley is the all-time harassed bureaucrat of spy fiction.

- Alan Furst

See Going

When you have a brilliant idea, nobody is going to ask to see your diploma.

- Alan Gerry

Needs World Cup

The World Cup needs a brilliant Brazilian team.

- Alan Hansen

Go However

Famously, there's not really anywhere to go after nihilism. It's not progressing toward anything, it's a statement of outrage, however brilliant.

- Alan Moore

Modern Pursuit

Modern political speechwriting is not a high-minded pursuit for brilliant talents.

- Alex Pareene

Chance No Chance

My father will anticipate everything. He will leave you and me no chance to do a great and brilliant deed.

- Alexander the Great

Volume Adding

Hairpieces are brilliant for adding volume.

- Alexandra Roach

Cares Mum

My mum wouldn't do a film for money. She does it as a passion. That's why she's involved in things that are so brilliant. She really cares about what she does.

- Alfie Allen

Independent Held

In the early '90s when the American independent movie started, it held personal vision as a premium. That was brilliant timing.

- Allison Anders

Books Defy

Vivian Abenshushan and Veronica Gerber write brilliant books that defy generic conventions.

- Alvaro Enrigue


There are women who are just extraordinary, who are smart and brilliant, sensual women in their 70s and even 80s!

- Amanda de Cadenet

Cleaning Always

All my family were brilliant cooks when I was growing up, but I ended up just cleaning up, so I've always lacked confidence in the kitchen.

- Amanda Eliasch

Journey Always

No matter how brilliant an actor is, there's always a point where they let you down, but that's all part of their journey. They might be trying something they need to explore.

- Amanda Hale


The general commanding congratulates his troops on their brilliant and successful occupation of Roanoke Island. The courage and steadiness they have shown under fire is what he expected from them, and he accepts it as a token of future victory.

- Ambrose Burnside

Breaks Other

No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva's an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He's a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.

- Amish Tripathi

Always Gritty

I've always wanted to work in America because of those brilliant east-coast political movies of the '70s and '80s - great scripts, wonderful performances, gritty urban parable.

- Andrew Lincoln

Doing Britain

Britain is doing brilliant things around the world and that is why I described as a 'superpower on development.'

- Andrew Mitchell

Think Always

If what you're writing is genuine, regardless of whether it sounds cliche or people wouldn't necessarily think it's the most brilliant metaphor in the world, it's always important to be genuine with what you're writing; at least, that's how I feel.

- Andy Biersack

Look Any

If I look to any company as a model, it's Apple. They're a brilliant design company working to create a lifestyle.

- Angela Ahrendts

Planet Most

My husband is the most brilliant father on the planet.

- Angie Harmon

Student Always

I was a brilliant student. I always try to be the best.

- Anibal Cavaco Silva

Wish Chris Brown

Chris Brown is brilliant. That cat is crazy brilliant, and I wish him the best.

- Anita Baker

Think I Think

When you have rules to abide by, does that curtail you as a designer, or set you free? People think of classical architecture visually, but I think the brilliant part of it is actually spatial.

- Annabelle Selldorf

Found Secondary

I had three brilliant English teachers at secondary school. They found the writer in me.

- Anthony Horowitz

Began James

I am re-reading Henry James as a change from history. I began with Daisy Miller, and I've just finished Washington Square. What a brilliant, painful book.

- Antonia Fraser

Own De Niro

There are many brilliant actors, including our own Dilip Kumar, but Robert de Niro is something else.

- Anupam Kher

Which Films

For me, as an actor, it is brilliant that I can do both song-dance films and also something like 'NH10.' It is versatility which every actor aspires.

- Anushka Sharma

Think I Think

I think 'Breaking Bad' is brilliant. Good drama in the U.S. is also so funny and blurs the line between light and dark.

- Arthur Darvill

Over Mum

When I was young, my mum was part of a brilliant puppet theatre that toured all over the world.

- Arthur Darvill

Tax Increase

Now this is a way to approach our healthcare problems: increase the number of tax collectors and decrease the number of doctors - brilliant!

- Charles Krauthammer

Other Everybody

I saw Al Foster with Miles Davis the other week. It was beautiful. But, the whole thing was, Al Foster played as well as everybody else, but all of them were quite brilliant under Miles Davis' direction.

- Charlie Watts

Think I Think

I think the Clintons are brilliant. I've never met a person as intelligent as Bill, and I think Hillary is right up there with him. They're too smart for Washington.

- Chevy Chase

Like Very

Coldplay fans are the best in the world. If you like Coldplay then you're obviously very intelligent and good looking and all-around brilliant.

- Chris Martin

Most Also

My mother was one of the most dynamic and brilliant women I have ever known. She was also mercurial and unfocused.

- Christina Baker Kline

Will Appear

The duty of a toastmaster is to be so dull that the succeeding speakers will appear brilliant by contrast.

- Clarence Budington Kelland

Gold Single

There is no brilliant single stroke that is going to transform the water into wine or straw into gold.

- Coleman Young

My Life Year

Merlin was five years of my life. I enjoyed every year, every day. I had a brilliant time on it. But I'd be lying if I didn't say I wanted to do more.

- Colin Morgan

Restaurant Arrow

The Loden in Vancouver, where I stayed when I was filming 'The Arrow,' is a family-run hotel with a fantastic restaurant, great facilities, and brilliant people.

- Colin Salmon

Work Audience

William Shakespeare was a brilliant writer and he only wrote the truth. So, if I don't believe it, I have to work really hard to see what that truth is so that I do; that's the only way I can make it believable for the audience.

- Condola Rashad

Narrative Very

During his brilliant campaign, President Obama wove a powerful narrative about the American we all hope for. And that hope was grounded in a very powerful reality: President Obama's own inspiring life story.

- Cynthia P. Schneider


Amongst Indian celebrities, Shah Rukh is a great one to interview. He's a brilliant T.V. anchor, a people person, and enjoys talking.

- Cyrus Broacha

Mother She

My mother is brilliant; she's the best person in the world and keeps me grounded.

- Dakota Blue Richards

Having Players

First of all, it was such an honor to be chosen. You had to be voted in by players and coaches that time. But having it in Hawai'i was a brilliant idea.

- Dan Fouts


Has Werner Herzog ever said anything that wasn't true? What a brilliant fountain of wisdom. Everything he touches I'm just fascinated by.

- Dan Gilroy


When we bemoan the lost golden age of music, it's worth remembering that mainstream radio listeners of the '60s and '70s, particularly in Canada, missed out on an outpouring of brilliant R&B music.

- Dan Hill

Think South Park

I think the 'South Park' guys are brilliant.

- Dan Savage

Private Very

I'm a very private person, so I didn't like this idea of tweeting about me. And then I realized, 'Oh, this is actually a brilliant device in terms of interacting with the fans.'

- Darby Stanchfield

Every Day Never

There's no such thing as writer's block. I'm brilliant all the time every day. It never stops.

- Dave Finkel

How Manipulating

Online, you show how brilliant you are by manipulating the language of the Internet.

- David Crystal

Soccer Which

I played at the Sainte Maxime Beach Soccer Tournament, which was brilliant fun as usual.

- David Ginola

Which Very

Nasser Hussain is brilliant. I am very impressed with him. With no disrespect to the current players, he has had to work with material which is not of the highest quality.

- David Gower

Will Certainly

I wrote about Alan Turing, the great mathematician and code-breaker. He was an absolutely different person, certainly more brilliant than I ever will be.

- David Lagercrantz

Song Wit

The best song lyrics seem to me so artful, so brilliant, so warm and humorous, with both passion and wit, that my admiration is matched only by my envy.

- David Lehman

Need Maybe

Maybe you've decided you're not a genius, that you're not brilliant, that you're not prosperous, that you're not wonderful, that you're not lovable. Well, you know what? You're both: you're unlovable and you are lovable. And they both need equal time.

- Debbie Ford

New Been

'Skins' had been a brilliant breeding ground for young actors, young directors and young writers. It was a safe environment to experiment; it tried new things, and it was an amazing time and amazing to be part of it.

- Joe Dempsie

Some Records

Some of the best rock riffs ever written were by Jimmy Page, and I can't really name the songs, but some of the stuff he did on his first and second records is beyond brilliant.

- Joe Perry

Respect Nothing

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.

- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Stressed Read

There are plenty of brilliant people who are too stressed out to read challenging literary novels.

- John Burdett

Whole Learned

What I have learned is that a whole lot of people with degrees don't know a damn thing, and a lot of people with no degrees are brilliant.

- John Henrik Clarke

Death White

'Death of a Salesman' is a brilliant taxonomy of the spiritual atrophy of mid-twentieth-century white America.

- John Lahr

Artist Something

Something in me was instinctively drawn to the life of a misunderstood, brilliant and wilful artist. I wanted to become one.

- John Lloyd Young

Wanting Spawned

If you look at the muscularity of something like 'Wicked' and the way it has just spawned sort of generations of young people wanting to get involved in the theatre - it's brilliant.

- John Logan

Burn Some

Some actors are brilliant in David Mamet, but they would crash and burn in my plays and visa-versa. You either have my music in your body, or you don't.

- John Patrick Shanley

Hours Add

Cycling into work every day is a brilliant way to add in extra training hours without feeling like you are taking up much time.

- Jonathan Brownlee

Which Feels

It feels like Radiohead are famous, but that no one knows who we are. Which is brilliant, really.

- Jonny Greenwood

Question Movie

RoboCop the first movie was fantastic. But even if there was no movie, the concept of RoboCop is brilliant, first because it lends itself to a lot of social criticism, but also because it poses a question, 'When do you lose your humanity?'

- Jose Padilha

Movie Theatrical

And as a filmmaker, I'm trying to unhook myself from this idea that unless you have a brilliant, long, enormously lucrative theatrical run, that your movie somehow failed. And I don't believe that.

- Josh Radnor

Career Based

My Brilliant Career was beautifully directed, but I had a bit of trouble with myself in it. It was a silly script, based on a book this 16-year-old girl wrote.

- Judy Davis

Love Constant

I'm on a constant path of self-discovery and change. I'm trying to become a better person, a nicer person. I love therapy - it's brilliant.

- Julia Sawalha

New York New

New York seems to be absolutely filled with brilliant people.

- Julian Ovenden

Think Some

I think Sarah Michelle Gellar has done some brilliant work as Buffy.

- Julie Benz

Doing Eager

Daniel Radcliffe is one of the hardest working people I have ever encountered and someone that so loves what he's doing and so eager to learn and is so brilliant at what he does.

- Juno Temple

Character Very

If my favourite director gives me a role that is very sparkly? A very brilliant character? I'll do it.

- Bae Doona

Love About

I love Ray Mears. He's brilliant. He's so rude about me in the press, it's outrageous!

- Bear Grylls

Work Could

Bart The Bear was fantastic to work with. Absolutely brilliant and so, so good. The things that that bear could do to order! He was one of the best actors I've ever worked with.

- Gwendoline Christie

Love Adam

Adam Sandler in 'Punch-Drunk Love' is brilliant. Brilliant, brilliant.

- Bennett Miller

Think I Think

I think America has a brilliant future.

- Harold Evans

Like Very

Getting to work with Edie Falco and watching her be a quiet presence - but a very powerful presence - and so brilliant and free? That was the first person I saw where I was like, 'I want to emulate that.'

- Betty Gilpin

Feet Part

Part of George R.R. Martin's brilliant storytelling is taking the carpet out from under your feet.

- Harry Lloyd

United States

One of the brilliant things about Britain is the way you've managed to save old things but to keep using them - that they've not just become museums the way they do in the United States.

- Bill Bryson

Knew Certainly

Ex-Fidelity mutual fund manager Peter Lynch was certainly brilliant in one respect: he knew to get out when the gettin' was good.

- Bill Gross

Still Which

Twitter and Facebook are brilliant tools, the journalistic uses of which are still being plumbed. They are great for disseminating interesting material. They are useful for gathering information, including from places that are inaccessible.

- Bill Keller

Some Doctors

There are some fantastic, brilliant alternative doctors out there.

- Hayley Mills

Behind Took

'Looper' was so brilliant, and it took me forever to finally see it, but the way that movie ends and the message behind that is so selfless.

- Hayley Williams

New Loud

I loved Julia Louis-Dreyfus's show 'The New Adventures of Old Christine.' That made me laugh out loud. She's like Lucille Ball. She's brilliant.

- Helen Hunt

Measured Lives

The disappointing second novel is measured against the brilliant first novel - often no novel lives up to the first. Literary improvement seems like an unfair expectation.

- Billy Collins

World German

The Austrians are brilliant people. They made the world believe that Hitler was a German and Beethoven an Austrian.

- Billy Wilder

Fact Which

The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.

- Henry Hazlitt

Learn How

How we learn has nothing to do with how brilliant we are.

- Henry Winkler

Characters Adam

Adam Sandler is truly brilliant. He plays these goofy characters, but he is a brilliant fellow.

- Henry Winkler

Exceptional Very

I am a fortunate man in that all three of my daughters are exceptional. Very high beings, very smart people, very wonderful and very brilliant, very beautiful. They're all artists.

- Bob Saget

Amazing Brings

Facebook are an amazing team, a brilliant team. It's a technology that brings people together.

- Bono

Like Burn

A man must live like a great brilliant flame and burn as brightly as he can. In the end he burns out. But this is far better than a mean little flame.

- Boris Yeltsin

Character Actor

Any great character is the combination of a brilliant actor and the right writing.

- Brad Falchuk

Love Held

I love 'Mean Girls.' I held out on watching it for a long time, but I'm so glad I finally did. Tina Fey is brilliant.

- Brant Daugherty

Double Always

There were a number of people who helped me get there, and the one I always mention is Michael Byrne, the great master swordsman and brilliant stunt double.

- Ian McDiarmid

Want Only

I cannot tolerate fools - won't have anything to do with them. I only want to associate with brilliant people.

- Ida Lupino

She Dench

Look at Judi Dench, who's brilliant in whatever bloody job she does.

- Imelda Staunton