Author : A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


Total Quotes : 496
Other Types

Every nation has to follow a certain policy: Commercial, trade, various other types of policies.

- A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Corn Gig

My first gig was a Corn Pops commercial. I did the first Vanilla Coke campaign. A Juicy Fruit commercial paid my bills for years.

- Aaron Paul

Many Depress

In every commercial state, notwithstanding any pretension to equal rights, the exaltation of a few must depress the many.

- Adam Ferguson

Singing Likely

With the supermarket as our temple and the singing commercial as our litany, are we likely to fire the world with an irresistible vision of America's exalted purpose and inspiring way of life?

- Adlai Stevenson

Rock Needs

Stadium rock and commercial rock are the opposite of what poetry needs. An audience of around 200 is ideal for poetry.

- Adrian Mitchell

I Remember Very

I remember Tyra Banks giving me encouraging advice during my first Victoria's Secret commercial shoot. I was so nervous, and she told me to just relax and be confident - that made me feel very comfortable.

- Adriana Lima

Give Satisfy

I don't work for the commercial success of the film. I work to satisfy my producers who give me the money. I work to satisfy the director who has written a script for me. Of course, I have to satisfy the actor in me, but I want to satisfy them first.

- Ajith Kumar

Films Cater

Once in a while, I need to go out of my way to do different films, to exploit all commercial angles to cater to the masses.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Other Patriotic

A film like 'Shirdi Sai' caters to the family audiences, while 'Rajanna' evokes patriotic sense in viewers. 'Damarukam,' on the other hand, is a full-length commercial film made for the masses.

- Akkineni Nagarjuna

Always Mostly

I have always made commercial music. The people who vote for the Grammy nominees are mostly in their 40s and have other jobs or are musicians themselves. They like music that they can relate to - they like commercial music.

- Al Walser

Goal Smith

In 1990, Paul Smith and I decided that conducting polymers as materials had developed to a level of maturity that commercial products were possible. With this as a goal, we founded UNLAX Corporation.

- Alan J. Heeger

Year I Think

I'm hopeful that commercial space exploration will takeoff. To really fuel the spaceflight revolution will require an investment of hundreds of billions of dollars a year, and I think that's only going to happen in the commercial sector - if there are large profits to be made.

- Alan Stern

Innovation More

Competition-driven innovation and price pressure that commercial practices foster can only make human spaceflight ever more common and U.S. leadership in this domain ever clearer.

- Alan Stern


CSF and its members believe strongly in the exploration of space of all kinds, including commercial purposes.

- Alan Stern

Person Academic

I'm a commercial person, not an academic.

- Alan Sugar

Art Some

'Commercial' is not the word that has to be said only by CEOs. It has to be something that is maybe the essence of design, because design has some sort of art in it and creation, but it's also some object that you have to use. There is also this pragmatic end to it.

- Alber Elbaz

Like Sold

It's appealing to me to get to be in a commercial film without feeling like I sold out.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Movie Finally

This movie 'On the Road' with Kristen Stewart - they were trying to make that movie for 30 years. She says she wants to do it, and they can finally make it. You have so much at your disposal if you're in a successful commercial film.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Creator Making

I am not a commercial industry creator. I don't believe in making art to make money.

- Alejandro Jodorowsky

Within Part

The most distinguishing element of my novels is that I try as hard as I can - within the context of a popular commercial thriller - to make them feel authentic. Drawing on real locations and real events is part of that authenticity.

- Alex Berenson

Years Type

My sister does all this community-service type stuff in Portland that makes the world a much better place. And I make as much in a two-day commercial shoot as she does in five years, which is ridiculous.

- Alex Honnold

Process New

London Fashion Week is so different from any of the others. Compared to the strictness in New York, London seems freer from commercial constraints. Truer to the process, to street style, to a sense of humour.

- Alexa Chung

Hollywood Still

I guess maybe I try to make movies that are closer to real life than are many Hollywood movies. But I still try to stay within a commercial narrative, a contemporary American vernacular.

- Alexander Payne

Going Gig

For my first acting gig, I was a hand model for a Barbie commercial that was only going to air in Asia. And I was constantly trying to get my face in the shot.

- Alexandra Daddario

Lucky Some

Some of you may remember me as the 'Doritos Girl' from that Super Bowl commercial a while back, but I've been lucky enough to have gotten a few more credits under my belt since then!

- Ali Landry

Product Explore

An album, for me, is not just a commercial product. It's about presenting a world to people, for them to explore and enjoy. How they do that is up to them.

- Alison Goldfrapp

Other Pass

I would say take any work you can get. Don't pass on something if it's a commercial. Take it. Work really does lead to other work. Especially if you're just starting out, work begets work.

- Allison Jones

Through Dallas

I did a lot of commercial and theater work when I got out of school and was living in Dallas, and I moved to Chicago to go through the Second City Conservatory Program.

- Allison Tolman

Doing Dallas

Coming out of Dallas and doing commercial work in Dallas - if you had improv background in Dallas, then you were instantly shot to the top of the list of commercial bookings because they loved improvisers because you could elevate the material.

- Allison Tolman

More Directors

Casting directors don't necessarily want a more recognizable commercial face. Sometimes, they want a lesser known person.

- Allyn Rachel

Happen Longest

For the longest time, I was auditioning, getting called back, and I had a long string of things not going my way. I thought, 'Maybe this is never going happen. Maybe I'll never book a commercial.'

- Allyn Rachel

Behind Bad

Producers generally don't like me; directors do, generally. Convincing the producers is hard. They can't see the commercial value behind such a face, nor would they get a commercial value, necessarily - and I don't mean that in a good way or a bad way.

- Amanda Plummer

Process Use

All military and most commercial aircraft use our designs that process power from jet engines.

- Amar Bose

Pieces Big

I'm looking to find good stories, not big commercial pieces of work.

- Amber Heard

Navy Old

My first commercial was an Old Navy commercial where I stood in line in front of a club, and Fran Drescher was in it.

- Amber Stevens

Big Always

It so depends on each script, because you can say... I always thought I wouldn't have wanted to do something that was kind of like as big and commercial as 'The Dark is Rising,' but I really liked the script. I thought it was really clever.

- Amelia Warner

I Remember

I remember being a kid, and if you had to pee, well, you had to hold it until the commercial break. Then you rushed, and hopefully, if you're going to the kitchen for a snack, you'll be back before so you don't miss a line. If your sister sneezed or was talking over a line, there was no way of knowing what that line was or what the joke was.

- America Ferrera

About Auditions

What's so kind of beautiful about the whole thing was that everything that made me not right for all of those hundreds of commercial auditions that I went on and no one ever wanted me for is what made me perfectly right for 'Real Women Have Curves'.

- America Ferrera

Insurance Lucky

I was just so lucky with 'Real Women Have Curves.' At that point, I would have done an insurance commercial. I would have done anything.

- America Ferrera

Love Indie

I really do listen to all types of music, not only rock, but everything from good pop music - which is usually older pop music - to R&B and indie rock. I love indie rock more than a lot of the commercial stuff that you'd expect.

- Amy Lee

TV Very

I was watching tennis on TV, and between games, they were showing a commercial for a tennis school. I wrote down the number, gave it to my mom, and said, 'This is what I want to do.' She thought it was a joke, but I was very stubborn, and I kept bringing it up.

- Ana Ivanovic

Boring Bank

We're a boring retail and commercial bank.

- Ana Patricia Botin

Through Stevie

I get people today who say, 'I first heard about you through the Stevie Wonder commercial.' The power of advertising in that way is incredible.

- Andra Day

Been Wondrous

It's interesting that the wondrous 'Hamilton,' which I could not be more ecstatic about, has taken a long time to perfect to bring it to Broadway. And it wouldn't have been possible if it was developed in the commercial theatre from the get-go.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Career Musical

If you look at my career... I couldn't possibly have chosen those subjects if I was thinking, 'That's a great commercial idea.' I'm not aware of a great musical where someone has done that.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Been Trading

Since JPMorgan Chase announced its surprise $2 billion-and-growing trading loss, there have been renewed calls from economists, pundits, and politicians to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act, a Depression-era law that prevented commercial banks from participating in investment banking activities.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Reason Give

Who are you writing this for? For a commercial reason, or because you want to make great art and give it to your fans?

- Andy Grammer

Want Aspect

You want to have stability in the commercial aspect of your operation.

- Andy Taylor

Something Mass

I've decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.

- Andy Warhol


We live in an age when the traditional great subjects - the human form, the landscape, even newer traditions such as abstract expressionism - are daily devalued by commercial art.

- Andy Warhol

Only Does

We are the only state that does not have a State Film Corporation there to support the commercial industry.

- Ann Macbeth

Always Rather

You have always had individual directors who begin in the advertising or commercial world, but they are probably exceptions rather than the traditional pattern.

- Ann Macbeth

Happen Studio

The more commercial work that is happening, the more people are operating cameras and are setting up studio lights, the greater the opportunity for drama production to happen.

- Ann Macbeth


Most independent filmmakers in Britain and North America work for commercial crews and then have their own projects when they've got enough money saved up to do so.

- Ann Macbeth

Tell About

I've just done a commercial in the U.S. in which I talk about stocks, shares and bonds. Everyone is amazed. They ask me: 'You really know about that stuff or did you just learn it for the commercial?' I tell them I wouldn't do it unless I understood and had an interest.

- Anna Kournikova


With the club now in administration and concern about where the money for land sale has gone, I know there are huge commercial difficulties to be resolved, but I hope that football will once again become the most important issue.

- Anne Campbell

Happen Made

I happen to take photographs, and they happen to be used for a lot of things, but they're not really made to order. They're paid for, but they're not made for order. I've never really done real commercial work.

- Anton Corbijn

Digital Spell

Xerox did OK in moving to digital in the commercial space. They didn't do well in the consumer market, but they're not a consumer brand. They don't even know how to spell consumer.

- Antonio Perez

Fact Which

The blurring of fact and fiction has great commercial potential, which is bound to be corrupting in historical terms.

- Antony Beevor

Actor Worrying

As an actor, I can't be constantly worrying about the commercial returns of my film.

- Anushka Shetty

Role Whether

It is all about playing a challenging role, and whether a film is a commercial one or not does not really matter.

- Arfi Lamba

Making Phase

The best bands kept making records and had this evolution, where by the end, by their commercial phase or sellout phase, the records are from outer space.

- Ariel Rechtshaid


It has nothing to do with commercial success. You cannot calculate in your head how to put the mosaic together to make a commercial film: that's out of the question.

- Arthur Cohn

Some Aspects

You must know that Iran has a great number of productions. Many films are released. Most of them, like in the rest of the world, are commercial and shallow films. These are the most popular ones. And there are a few ones that actually develop more profound and thoughtful aspects of life. Only some of these films travel out of Iran.

- Asghar Farhadi

Route Massive

I didn't really go the starving-artist route. I kind of went and did massive, commercial things.

- Ashton Kutcher

Love However

When I wrote 'The Rozabal Line,' I had no preconceived notions of what a commercial bestseller should be. I have always viewed 'The Rozabal Line' as my first love and probably my best work. The fact, however, is that it is my least read work.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Average Some

Bowls have become network-owned, commercial enterprises, in some cases, pitting average teams in money-losing bowls for the benefit of a few.

- Charles E. Young

Hire Directors

We embrace the shoestring budget. We like being limited by the constraints. It inspires creativity. I don't know what we would spend money on. We don't hire actors. We see budget constraints as a personal challenge. We're like survivalist local commercial directors.

- Charles Lincoln Neal

Button Britain

In Britain ever more, they will realize that Brexit, well, has consequences - economic, commercial, partnerships. Perhaps during the referendum the impression was given that once the Brexit button was pushed everything would take care of itself easily. Well, that is not true.

- Charles Michel

Feel Very

I have a very clear picture of what I want to do and what I feel is important as far as my contribution or my appreciation and respect for this life that we're living, and to try to make it better. I can't feel that I'm making it better playing commercial music, and I never could, and I never will.

- Charlie Haden

Play Fickle

I never do anything to strictly satisfy a fickle, ever-changing commercial world. I do the music I like to play. It's the only way I feel comfortable existing in the industry.

- Charlie Hunter

Game I Remember

I remember my first commercial. This is really great 'Degrassi' trivia: The character Toby on 'Degrassi,' played by Jake Goldsbie, he and I were in both of our first commercial ever when we were four. It was for Tiger Toys, this old Game Boy-type thing. Both of our lines were, 'Mommy, I can do it!'

- Charlotte Arnold

Worry Very

Very few editors worry about heresy - their goals are much too commercial, thank goodness.

- Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Big Use

I would never become a big, big model in the commercial sense because I was such a type; you couldn't use me in everything.

- China Machado

Doing Some

I had done some commercial work in junior high and stuff - my mother would bring me into the city, and we'd go on these crazy castings. Acting was something I always dreamed of doing... it was my passion when I was young.

- Chloe Sevigny

Role Been

I know this may come as a shock to most of you, but I've decided to quit acting. I will not be auditioning for anything anymore, and if I get offered something like a role in a movie or a commercial or something, I will graciously turn it down. It's been great, but its just not for me anymore.

- Chris Pratt

Big Formats

I didn't want to be told what to do. I don't want to water down my music to fit into their formats. I know what rock and roll is to me, but everything's turning into one big commercial.

- Chris Robinson

Career Been

There have been multitudes of times in my career where I could have taken an easier road or a more commercial path, and I've been just like, 'That's not gonna make me happy.'

- Chris Robinson

Career Been

I'm the weirdo. There have been multitudes of times in my career where I could have taken an easier road or a more commercial path, and I've been just like, that's not gonna make me happy.

- Chris Robinson

Artist About

The truth is an artist like me who doesn't get the type of promotion that we see more commercial artists receive, and especially in this climate of the music business, you have to be creative about how you promote yourself.

- Chrisette Michele

Reason Side

You need to come up with a reason to make a movie, separate from the commercial side.

- Christopher Miller

Advertising TV

Client companies and advertising agencies are old-world-order places. The systems and processes and structures come from a time when you shot the TV commercial, then you did the print ads, then you did everything else - including the website. Everything has changed, but the systems haven't.

- Cindy Gallop

Want Adapt

There's no real excuse for being successful enough as an actor to do what you want and then selling out. You do it pure. You don't try to adapt it, make it commercial.

- Clint Eastwood

Last Months

There were days when I was on the last $10 in my account, and I was freaking out about paying rent or buying groceries. Then you book a commercial, and you're good for another three months.

- Colin Egglesfield

Proud Reasons

I am proud being an artist who takes risks, who would walk off a cliff artistically. I won't settle for commercial reasons.

- Colman Domingo

Career Began

My acting career began at age three and my parents got me into it. I was in a McDonald's commercial.

- Corey Feldman

Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp is a safe substance with many practical commercial applications.

- Cory Gardner

Hands Very

I'm very hands on with my music - I do all the artwork and everything myself - and the songs I write aren't necessarily the most commercial.

- Courtney Barnett

Listen Concern

It's not my concern to make a commercial pop record. I want to make a record of music that I would listen to, that is lyrically rich and has songs that people can relate to - more along the Jakob Dylan route: people who create for the art of it and not necessarily the monetary rewards of it.

- Crystal Bowersox


People are not the only interesting organism on earth. From the point of view of scientific or commercial value, there are lots of interesting organisms.

- Daniel Nathans

Big Directed

I was a big fan of 'Blackadder,' and my first commercial was directed by John Lloyd - I could have bored him for hours if I'd known he directed my favourite show!

- Daniel Rigby

Think Southern

If you're a kid in Southern California, somebody - whether it's you or your parents - somebody throws your hat into the ring and I think everyone had a commercial or two.

- Danny Bonaduce

Always Pretty

I'm always pretty overworked with commercial illustration or design or animation.

- Dave Cooper

Skin About

To walk into a casting room full of people who look like you is a crazy thing. What is the thing that necessitates all of us having the exact same shade of skin and having the same hair? What about this deodorant commercial needs that?

- Daveed Diggs

Think Achieve

As far commercial success, I don't think that's a focus but it's not that we don't enjoy that. It's not something you can attempt and achieve.

- Davey Havok

Kind Might

Despite whatever commercial kind of success you might have or radio success, I don't want to do something just to get as many people as possible to listen.

- David Archuleta

Year Previous

The value of the beans for oil production, as well as for human food, has become recognized so quickly and so generally during the past year that the crop has acquired a commercial standing far in excess of its previous status.

- David F. Houston

Always Been

I know a lot of people who have tremendous commercial success and they go directly for it. There's something that has always been difficult about that for me.

- David Friedman

I Think Very

I have very purposely never signed up with commercial lecture agencies as most, I think, prominent historical authors do because, to me, that's a contradiction of who I believe I am given my absorption of the teaching of Martin Luther King, Jr.

- David Garrow

Fiction Before

There's two tiers of science fiction: the McDonalds sci-fi like Star Trek, where they have an adventure and solve it before the last commercial, and there are books that once you've read, you never look at the world the same way again.

- David Gerrold