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Kind Use

'Drive' is definitely an inspiration because it was a film that was able to use what would normally be considered cheesy, kind of bold, electronic music choice and pull it off in a mainstream way.

- Adam Wingard

Wish Belonging

Though music was not in my blood, I always considered myself belonging to music, and that remained with me throughout my studies. The studies were my parents' wish, which I fully complied with, as one must be educated at the highest possible level.

- Adnan Sami

Love Jazz

I have a difficult relationship with jazz. My parents really love it, and I went to a school where jazz was considered the best thing ever, so I had to leave it be for a long time. But now I'm rediscovering it. I'm approaching jazz in a different way.

- Agnes Obel

Other I Think

I think dates considered super corny and cheesy - whether it's going bowling or miniature golf or something where you can be competitive and just have fun with each other - those always make the most memorable dates!

- Aimee Teegarden

Today Sexy

Sexy in India is not considered positive. But, with today's crop of fresh faces in the modelling arena, being sexy is an asset.

- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Poland Very

Poland is a wildly dramatic and tragic story. It's just unbelievable what went on with those people. How they survive, I don't really know. The Germans had a particular hatred for the Poles; they really considered them subhuman Slavs, and they were very brutal to them.

- Alan Furst

More Always

I've always considered myself more of a mathematician than a psychologist.

- Alan Greenspan

Very About

Social thinking requires very exacting thresholds to be powerful. For example, we've had social thinking for 200,000 years, and hardly anything happened that could be considered progress over most of that time. This is because what is most pervasive about social thinking is 'how to get along and mutually cope.'

- Alan Kay

Best Frequently

There's movies that I would've loved to be in that I just wasn't even considered for because they need a name. And that happens so frequently that, after a while - from a creative standpoint - you just want to be able to have that opportunity to work with the best people. That opportunity is available to you with a certain level of notoriety.

- Alden Ehrenreich

Sexuality Other

Other than my sexuality, I am vulnerable regarding my physical appearance, as I am not what people considered ideal by most standards. For the entertainment business, I am not the body type of what is typically cast for television or movies.

- Alex Newell

May Had

Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, may have had his charms, but he really couldn't be considered hip.

- Alexei Sayle

Jazz Rather

I was considered as a jazz man rather than as a blues player. There were no blues players-you played one sort of jazz of another sort of jazz.

- Alexis Korner

Here Behind

I mean, why am I considered an 'it girl?' Because I'm in a lot of movies right now or am on the covers of magazines? I just hope there is something solid behind that. Because here's the thing with 'it girl' status. It's great and amazing that anybody is saying that at all. But how long does that last?

- Amanda Seyfried

Surface Private

Land: A part of the earth's surface, considered as property. The theory that land is property subject to private ownership and control is the foundation of modern society, and is eminently worthy of the superstructure.

- Ambrose Bierce

Reason Going

Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once faced and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it.

- Amelia Earhart

More Cultured

On my parents' scale of values, the more Western something was, the more cultured it was considered.

- Amos Oz

Die Stories

I considered that I had to write stories about the people I had met, with whom I'd worked, the history of my books - just in case I up and die.

- Anatoly Rybakov

My Own Part

No matter how American I become, I'm considered part of the Chinese community by my own family.

- Anchee Min

More Springs

I owe much to my friends; but, all things considered, it strikes me that I owe even more to my enemies. The real person springs life under a sting even better than under a caress.

- Andre Gide

Woman Could

In this society, if a man is called a woman, that's the biggest insult he could get. Is that because women are considered something less?

- Andrej Pejic

Country Used

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

- Andrew Breitbart

Country Begging

Exposed in the relentless Palin attacks is not just political bias but unmitigated class bias. The American mainstream media in its current free-fall is begging for more comeuppance when it continues to berate the values and lifestyles of the folks in flyover country who, in simpler times, used to be considered valued customers.

- Andrew Breitbart

Gender Think

I'm not convinced that what are traditionally considered to be male energies or qualities or female energies or qualities really have as much to do with gender as many people think they do.

- Andrew Cohen

Death Leading

A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the death of a man in high estate. But it is clearly much more than this, and we have now to regard it from another side.

- Andrew Coyle Bradley

Sound May

It may sound amazing to people today, but Rodgers and Hammerstein were considered by - how can I put it? - the sort of opinion-making tastemakers and everything to be 'off the scale as sentimental.'

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Country However

There are those on Wall Street and in the plutocracy who feel that Geithner is a hero who deftly steered the country from economic ruin. To many ordinary Americans, however, he is considered a Wall Street puppet and a servant of the so-called banksters.

- Andrew Ross Sorkin

Citizen Anybody

President Jimmy Carter was a citizen soldier. Ironically, he was considered weak because he didn't kill anybody and he didn't get anyone killed.

- Andrew Young

Father Study

Film study was considered disgraceful by my father.

- Ang Lee

Work Politics

When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility.

- Angelina Jolie

Going Will

Junk food's not going anywhere. The specifics of what's being snacked on, and what's considered 'junk' and what's 'healthy' will change, of course, depending on what's available.

- Ann Leckie


There are so many different kinds of relationships, so it's sort of difficult to define what is considered normal.

- Annette Bening

Cold Rapid

In treating of the oak, I have considered that the species of it growing in warm climates is superior to that which is produced in cold countries. But we must not imagine this to be the case with all woods; on the contrary, the fir timber grown in cold countries is superior to that produced in warm ones, where its growth is rapid.

- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek

Year Before

Success in football is relative. If you take a job at a school that finished with a 1-9 record the year before, you're considered a good coach if you finish 5-5 in your first season. But what happens if you start with 8-2 or 9-1?

- Ara Parseghian

Effort Country

In America, for a brief time, people who followed Coltrane were studied and considered important, but it didn't last long. The result is that the kind of music I played in the '60's is completely dismissed in this country as a wrong turn, a suicidal effort.

- Archie Shepp

Happy Whenever

To be honest, I never really considered myself to be too much of an actress. So, whenever I get the chance to do music, I'm always, like, just in it. It's like, 'Oh my God, I finally get to do this. I'm so happy.'

- Ariana Grande


Not so long ago, companies that borrowed lots of money were considered risky, appropriate only for daredevil stock pickers. Those with lots of cash on hand and few outstanding debts might be dull stocks, but they were at least safe bets for bondholders.

- Charles Duhigg

Never Even

I had never taken creative writing classes. Hadn't even considered it.

- Charles Frazier


I enjoy comedic things. People don't understand it's the hardest thing to do. We have a ratio of 25-to-1 between good dramatic actors and people who are considered good comic actors.

- Charles Grodin

Always Musical

Yeah, I've always considered myself a musical person.

- Charlie Day

Kind Always

I never considered Miles Davis a perfectionist; I always considered him as an excellence-ist, where deviation is actually kind of cool.

- Charlie Trotter

Taste Throat

Sometimes novels are considered 'important' in the way medicine is - they taste terrible and are difficult to get down your throat, but are good for you.

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Other I Think

I think the value in books like mine, and a great number by other talented writers, is in the ability to bring dark subjects into the open where they are not so dark, where they can be talked about and considered by teens and adults alike.

- Chris Crutcher

Existence Might

The possibility that lysosomes might accidentally become ruptured under certain conditions, and kill or injure their host-cells as a result, was considered right after we got our first clues to the existence of these particles.

- Christian de Duve

Myself Lucky

I never considered myself a lucky person. I'm the most extraordinary pessimist. I truly am.

- Christopher Nolan

Kid I Remember

When I was a kid in junior high, I had an assignment to discuss how to rescue poor people in India. I remember my teacher at the time considered it an impossible problem. Now, we're not talking that way anymore. We're sure not talking about that for China. They're rescuing themselves thanks to globalization.

- Chrystia Freeland

Director Big

And also, Sergio Leone was considered in Italy a director of category B, not a big director.

- Claudia Cardinale

Old Too

I know one day I'll be considered too old.

- Claudia Schiffer

Adventure Daddy

I'm considered the 'old daddy of adventure.'

- Clive Cussler

Beauty Rather

Throughout the centuries, man has considered himself beautiful. I rather suppose that man only believes in his own beauty out of pride; that he is not really beautiful and he suspects this himself; for why does he look on the face of his fellow-man with such scorn?

- Comte de Lautreamont

Direct Moved

When I first moved to L.A. as a dancer, all I wanted to do was dance. I never even considered trying to act or direct.

- Cris Judd

Own Mental

It's like, you can't have any fun, and if you do have fun, if you do your own thing, you're considered crazy and should be in a mental institution. Now, that's what I find creepy. I'm eccentric. I am not messed up.

- Crispin Glover

Changes Like

Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above.

- Czeslaw Milosz

Myself Which

There were only ever two black kids at my school. I never considered myself to be 'a black kid'. I was who I was. Which isn't to say things haven't happened to me that wouldn't have happened if I wasn't black.

- Daley Thompson

Going Part

By the end of high school, I had this fork-in-the-road moment where part of me considered going to vocational music school to really pursue it.

- Damien Chazelle

Say Anybody

If you ask any great player or great quarterback, there's a certain inner confidence that you're as good as anybody. But you can't say who is the absolute best. To be considered is special in itself.

- Dan Marino

More Tuna

Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee.

- Daniel Pauly

Art Investment

I really just started buying art as a passion. I never considered it an investment, but it ended up being a good investment.

- Daniel S. Loeb

London Geneva

In Geneva, I was seen as an outsider. In the U.S., I was considered Eurotrash. And in London, I'm seen as an American.

- Danny Rimer

Been Worked

Everything that I've worked on at Lucasfilm has been considered canon.

- Dave Filoni

Restaurant Palm

I've never bribed my way into a restaurant. I've never slipped a C-note or greased a palm. In truth, I've never even considered it. I've assumed, of course, that people do such things.

- David Chang

Work Reason

The one reason why I got into cooking was because I wasn't good at anything else - not that I was good at it, but it was considered honest work.

- David Chang

Fact Been

Depression has been called the world's number one public health problem. In fact, depression is so widespread it is considered the common cold of psychiatric disturbances. But there is a grim difference between depression and a cold. Depression can kill you.

- David D. Burns

Almost Stigma

Today, certain people file for bankruptcy, businesses and individuals, and it no longer has the stigma it once had. Now it's almost considered wise, a way to regroup and come back again.

- David Dinkins


Humility is considered an un-masculine quality.

- David Duchovny

Explain Made

A mathematical theory is not to be considered complete until you have made it so clear that you can explain it to the first man whom you meet on the street.

- David Hilbert

Best Way Knock

I've never found NBA owners to be deferential. I never considered them to be reliant. All that I do is knock myself out to represent their interests the best way I can and sometimes tell them, as part of my job, what they don't like to hear.

- David Stern

Means Certainly

Just because you get a show and it gets on the air doesn't mean jack. It certainly means that you'll be considered for stuff, but you've got to fight and claw to get every job.

- David Walton

May Needed

Concepts such as 'risk factor modification' and 'prevention' are often considered boring and they may not initiate or sustain the levels of motivation needed to make and maintain comprehensive lifestyle changes.

- Dean Ornish

New Mob

Being typecast is a great thing for an actor. I was considered one of the New York mob actors.

- Debi Mazar

Great Back

Back when the powerful 19th-century senator Henry Clay was called 'the great compromiser,' achieving a compromise really was considered great.

- Deborah Tannen

Singing More

I've never considered myself an actor; I get much more immediate satisfaction singing. If you sing good, people clap. On television, you never know whether you've done well or not.

- Jim Nabors

Process Always

Hope unbelieved is always considered nonsense. But hope believed is history in the process of being changed.

- Jim Wallis

Go About

My parents were language teachers. They talked about teaching all the time and all their friends were teachers. It was considered a pre-ordained thing that I would go into teaching.

- Joanne Harris

Yorkshire Sent

The only place I considered home was the boarding school, in Yorkshire, my parents sent me to.

- Joe Strummer

Young Symbolic

In ancient African cultures, a young man was not considered a full member of the tribe, an elder, a man. He couldn't marry and he couldn't own land until he had killed a lion. It was symbolic.

- John Eldredge

Always Never

I was never one for multi-cameras; my approach was always... I always considered there was only one place to be to do a shot.

- John Glen

Turned Before

'Battlestar Galactica' executive producer Ronald D. Moore told that the series finale of 'Battlestar' turned out exactly as he'd intended, but there were several alternate endings that were considered before the final version was produced.

- John Joseph Adams

Acts Vested

When a law is in its nature a contract, when absolute rights have vested under that contract, a repeal of the law cannot divest those rights. The people can act only by their agents and, within the powers conferred upon them, their acts must be considered as the acts of the people.

- John Marshall

Play Maybe

I can't tell you why I keep getting asked to play gay characters, but I never really considered 'gay' as an adjective, as a playable thing. Maybe it's an element of the character, but it just describes a preference.

- John Michael Higgins

Going Pass

You never know when you're going to be considered un-hip... The people that really pass judgment on you really have nothing to do with what you do, usually.

- John Milius

Wise Men Bound

When complaints are freely heard, deeply considered and speedily reformed, then is the utmost bound of civil liberty attained that wise men look for.

- John Milton

Suffering Had

I have heard of Texas pioneers living without bread or anything made from the cereals for months without suffering, using the breast-meat of wild turkeys for bread. Of this kind, they had plenty in the good old days when life, though considered less safe, was fussed over the less.

- John Muir

More Occasion

The occasion of this sadness is expressed in a word, but must be considered in many more, as being the principal concernment both of the Text and Time.

- John Pearson


Implementers aren't considered bozos anymore.

- John Sculley

Words Comics

'Just looking at pictures' used to be considered cheating. No longer. The graphic novel is booming. Comics, heavily illustrated texts, books with no words are now accepted as reading.

- Jon Scieszka

More Turned

In 2005, MTV Networks considered buying Facebook for seventy-five million dollars. Yahoo! and Microsoft soon offered much more. Zuckerberg turned them all down.

- Jose Antonio Vargas


Measurements, observations, descriptions can only be considered scientific when they are independently confirmed by other people.

- Jose Padilha

Own Private

Every man is to be considered in two capacities, the private and public; as designed to pursue his own interest, and likewise to contribute to the good of others.

- Joseph Butler

Thought Career

But I grew up in a place where no one knew anyone in the entertainment business, I never knew it was an actual career. The closest I ever got to movies was going to watch them, and I thought that's the way it would be, so I never considered working in this business.

- Joseph Kosinski

Father Rich

I led a comfortable life, went to good schools and was privileged in many ways, but my father worked hard. We never considered ourselves rich.

- Joseph M. Kyrillos

Reader High-End

I'm not a masochistic reader. If something is just too dense or not enjoyable, even though I'm told it should be good for me, I'll put it down. That said, most of what I read would be considered high-end or good for you, I suppose. But, I also think that reading should be enjoyable.

- Josh Radnor

Never Bought

I have never considered myself a prodigy. Others have used that term, but I never bought in to it.

- Joshua Waitzkin

Things Allowed

I just always knew I wanted to be an actor. I gave my Emmy acceptance speech when I was 11. But, I wasn't allowed to do plays and things like that. It was considered dangerous. My parents didn't think it was safe for a girl to do that, and they definitely didn't think it was interesting to participate in the arts.

- Azita Ghanizada


India is still considered a preferred destination for many multinationals to manufacture cost-competitive high-technology products for domestic consumption as well as for global demand.

- Baba Kalyani

Want Black

I really wanted Michael Jackson to be in the first Men in Black, but he didn't want to be considered as an alien!

- Barry Sonnenfeld

Mountains Rocky

The view of the Rocky Mountains from the Divide near Kiowa Creek is considered one of the finest in Colorado.

- Bayard Taylor

Honor Republic

I have considered the pension list of the republic a roll of honor.

- Grover Cleveland

More Going

Tourism, human circulation considered as consumption is fundamentally nothing more than the leisure of going to see what has become banal.

- Guy Debord

Presidents Most

Most presidents have not considered 100 days a significant milepost.

- H. W. Brands

Ranch Acres

It's just a little ranch. Thirty-five acres. In Texas, if it's not a thousand acres, it's considered a ranchette.

- Betty Buckley