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Figures

Total Quotes : 144
Very Before

People are obsessed with my haircut; everyone wants to do something with my hair before the ceremony. Very senior figures tell me their hairstylist wants to do my hair for free. It's surprising. People from television are interested almost exclusively in aspects of my hair and my hairdresser.

- Ada Yonath

Compassion Two

Two words guided the making of 'Babel' for me: 'dignity' and 'compassion.' These things are normally forgotten in the making of a lot of films. Normally there is not dignity because the poor and dispossessed in a place like Morocco are portrayed as mere victims, or the Japanese are portrayed as cartoon figures with no humanity.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Training About

Money is not everything. My ambition was football itself, not the money I'd make from it. If that brings me and my family a more comfortable lifestyle, then that's fine. But I don't spend my time between games and training sessions thinking about figures.

- Alessandro Del Piero

Been Feared

For more than two decades, Barry Diller has been among the most respected - and feared - figures in the entertainment industry.

- Alex Berenson

Sexuality

When depicting Asian people in movies, books, and television or as historical figures, it's more important to humanize them and give them all of the dimensions of humanity, and that includes sexuality. Ascribe the human the full range of human qualities.

- Alex Tizon

Weekend Dad

From the time I was in first grade or so, my dad collected 'Star Wars' toy figures from the 1970s and '80s, and we'd take weekend family trips to antique shops and to toy stores. My father collected a crazy amount of 'Star Wars' stuff over the years, and he and I traveled to many conventions.

- Alexandra Bracken

May Bothers

It no longer bothers me that I may be constantly searching for father figures; by this time, I have found several and dearly enjoyed knowing them all.

- Alice Walker

Explain Hidden

There was an email forwarded to me from a first-grade teacher, and she said she was teaching them civil rights for MLK weekend, and a little first-grader stood up, and he said, 'I can explain segregation,' and proceeded to explain all the scenes from 'Hidden Figures.' And I died because that's everything.

- Allison Schroeder

Making I Remember

I went to government for making these changes. I remember a number of guys among these important figures.

- Anatoly Chubais

Images Some

Some people have compared the Klan images to ecclesiastical figures.

- Andres Serrano

Think Will

People get distracted by box-office figures and take jobs because they think it will advance their careers.

- Andrew Scott

Love Dozens

When I was seven years old, I fell in love with a series published by Bobbs-Merrill called 'The Childhood of Famous Americans.' In it, historical figures like Clara Barton, Nancy Hanks, Elias Howe, Patrick Henry, and dozens more came to life for me as children.

- Ann Hood

Call Pundits

I call the language of political figures, pundits and administrators 'the haute couture of language.'

- Anna Deavere Smith

Sky Perfect

Sky and clouds and trees and little figures relaxing in the perfect rural rhythm of their surroundings: these are the staples of a Gainsborough landscape.

- Arthur Smith

Thought Bikes

DMX was just one of the figures that I thought no one could ever be better than. I used to look up to him so much. The bikes, the dogs, that's where I come from.

- ASAP Ferg

Been Very

If I were to give you a list of names of the people, world political figures, who have been assisted by the CIA, and even assisted to office around the world, you'd be astonished and probably wouldn't believe it. But it's very long, and the names are very distinguished.

- Charles McCarry

Carried Worked

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures, and carried with me a book of facts.

- Charles Van Doren

Education Lifetime

In our education system, we are taught to munch figures and remember them for lifetime. But does it help? We are not taught how to make decisions.

- Chetan Bhagat

Iconic Which

I did 'Call of Duty Modern Warfare' as Gaz, then I did Ghost in 'Modern Warfare 2,' which has become one of the most iconic figures in the history of computer games.

- Craig Fairbrass

Enjoy Two

It's funny because the action figures are cool, and then I enjoy the magazines because that's me. Obviously, the fans are wonderful - they're so excited - but I'm not Rey, and people tend to not be able to differentiate the two.

- Daisy Ridley

Remains Died

On Nov. 5, 2012, my friend Elliott Carter died in New York at the age of 103. For me, he was and remains one of the most interesting figures of music history in the past century.

- Daniel Barenboim

Week Reporters

That first week, I also went to Washington. That was really tough. I sympathize with those Washington figures who have to face 40 Times Washington bureau reporters. They ask hard questions and they're relentless. And they were quite suspicious and quite dubious about me.

- Daniel Okrent

Will Itself

I'm one of those people who figures that it will eventually sort itself out.

- Daryl Hannah

Play WWE

It was always one of my favorite things, the action figures, the video games, when I was with WWE, even though I'm not a gamer. I would literally go out and buy the games just so I could play myself.

- Dave Bautista

Like Been

Anxiety and spiritual searching have been consistent themes with me, and that figures into my worldview. But I tend to make my songs sound like relationship songs.

- David Bowie

Mind Something

Keep in mind that when public figures get in trouble for something they said, it is usually not because they misspoke, but because they accidentally told the truth.

- David Carr

Some Entitled

I was in a number of school plays, one in particular, when I was 13 or 14, entitled 'Illusions.' It was put together by one of the teachers, and was about famous historical figures. I had to do the Martin Luther King 'I have a dream' speech, and some black women in the audience were clapping and crying and whooping.

- David Harewood

Doing Been

I will say that adapting a character like Da Vinci really wasn't that dissimilar from doing Batman or Superman. Because all three of these guys are really iconic figures, and yes, Da Vinci was historical, but there's clearly been a lot of mythmaking about him, and a lot of things have been attributed to him that may or may not have happened.

- David S. Goyer

Learn Read

If you read literature, you put yourself in somebody else's shoes. You learn from great figures in literature.

- Jim Leach

Mind Public

I'm not psychic. I cannot know what is in the mind of particular public figures.

- John Bercow

Dancing Elbow

In drawing after drawing, pastel after pastel, painting after painting, the contours of Degas's dancing figures become, at a certain point, darkly insistent, tangled and dusky. It may be around an elbow, a heel, an armpit, a calf muscle, the nape of a neck.

- John Berger

Want Will

I will not let my sales figures dictate what I say on the blog, because the blog is what I want to say.

- John Scalzi

Role Some

You don't have to know people personally for them to be role models. Some of my most important role models were historical or literary figures that I only read about - never actually met.

- John Wilson

Purpose Fact

Carole King's second album, 'Tapestry,' has fulfilled the promise of her first and confirmed the fact that she is one of the most creative figures in all of pop music. It is an album of surpassing personal-intimacy and musical accomplishment and a work infused with a sense of artistic purpose. It is also easy to listen to and easy to enjoy.

- Jon Landau

New Synthesis

New York is ultimately not the synthesis but merely the sum of its unfathomable subjectivities, its personal histories, its uncategorisable figures.

- Jonathan Dee

Patience Shape

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments; but let us have patience and we soon shall see them in their proper figures.

- Joseph Addison

I Think Been

So right off, I'm going to have to say that a lot of people have been comparing Life Is Killing Me to World Coming Down, and I think a lot of those people equate art and sales figures, and I don't do that.

- Josh Silver

Some Might

With Jack Abramoff under indictment, a number of readers have suggested that now he might flip and try to offer the feds some figures higher up the food-chain.

- Joshua Micah Marshall

Expert About

You become an expert by working hard. We've got fantastic museums, collections and antique shows. You can go and just start looking. That's the great thing about knowledge. If you collect Doulton figures, you know about the rare ones.

- Judith Miller

Been Very

There aren't very many notable Native American female figures historically. That's the way that it's been. Pocahontas and Sacajawea.

- Julia Jones

Love Play

I'm a huge nerd, I admit to that. I love to play video games, I love to read, and of course, I've gotta still get my studies in and all. I love to learn. But I also love to do stop motion animation with my little Lego figures. I love to play around on the computer with that.

- Atticus Shaffer

Demanding Might

If interstellar travel is as time- or energy- demanding as the above figures indicate, it is far from obvious what the motive for colonization might be.

- Barney Oliver

Destiny Generation

In my generation, history was taught in terms of grand figures, men on whom the destiny of the nation hinged, quintessential heroes.

- Barry Unsworth

Everybody Trading

I feel like we are reintroducing historical figures, with the explorer Marco Polo and the grandson of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, the ruler of the Mongol empire, the trading place that everybody wanted to get involved in.

- Benedict Wong

Switzerland Going

I started going to exhibitions in Switzerland when I was 10 or 11. As a schoolboy, I would go every afternoon to see the long, thin figures of Giacometti.

- Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Against Very

To have a film where there's an evil figure and a good person fights against the evil figure and everything becomes a happy ending, that's one way to make a film. But then that means you have to draw, as an animator, the evil figure. And it's not very pleasant to draw evil figures.

- Hayao Miyazaki

Younger Having

Literature is reflecting what is happening in life. More and more women are having relationships with younger men. It's partly that women are not losing their figures now.

- Helen McCrory

Like Definite

In the photographs themselves there's a definite contrast between the figures and the location - I like that kind of California backyard look; clapboard houses, staircases outdoors.

- Helmut Newton

Think Will

The viewing figures for 'Lost' were huge. I don't think the viewing figures for 'The 100' are up there with 'Lost'; hopefully, they will be.

- Henry Ian Cusick

Always Normal

When you're a writer you no longer see things with the freshness of the normal person. There are always two figures that work inside you.

- Brian Moore

Complexity Some

With all of the people in Cuba who I met - many of them hugely heroic figures - I found learning about their complexity and richness and contradictions just really fascinating, and it was fulfilling to be able to offer a different side to them, to be able to have some kind of unique takeaway from the official narrative.

- Brin-Jonathan Butler

Hollywood Movie

I don't know the figures, but Hollywood must buy 100 rights for every movie that actually gets made.

- Bryan Burrough

Away Had

I got into writing to become a 'Star Trek' writer. I was a rabid fan. I had shelves and shelves and shelves of action figures in my bedroom that scared away more dates than I care to admit to.

- Bryan Fuller

Celebrity I Think

I think a lot of people get lost. They start following iconic figures and get drowned in the pool of celebrity. Our society, as we know it, is definitely changing. With social media and cell phones, you freak out when you don't know what's going on.

- Israel Broussard

Game Conveyor

Baseball always gets credit for the foundational part of masculinity - the father thing. The eternal game of backyard catch, 'Field of Dreams', the Ripkens, the Griffeys, the Bondses, so on. But football is the real paternal game, because it's a conveyor belt of father figures, in the form of coaches.

- J. R. Moehringer

Own Almost

'Sin Nombre' was almost like the adolescent version of 'Jane Eyre.' 'Jane Eyre' sort of picks up where 'Sin Nombre' ends. It's about this girl who starts off on her own at her lowest point of despair, and she figures out how she got there.

- Cary Fukunaga

Play Side

What really ticks me off is how the public figures you automatically become the roles you play. What most people never see is the silly side of me.

- Catherine Oxenberg

Answers Been

On two occasions I have been asked, 'Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?' I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question.

- Charles Babbage

Mostly Disney

I collect action figures, mostly. I have a Batman room, with just Batman stuff, and I have a Disney collection.

- Jason Marsden

Young Young Girls

Gymnastics is the greatest sport in the world, and one of the hardest, but we have to watch out for domineering male figures who try to belittle and scream at young girls.

- Dominique Moceanu

Love Looking Back

I shall always be grateful for this curious love of history, allowing me to spend a lifetime looking back into the past, allowing me to learn from these large figures about the struggle for meaning for life.

- Doris Kearns Goodwin

Business Belly

In business, the market gives you feedback in real time. Your sales figures tell you what's working, what isn't, and how you need to change. If you don't listen to the feedback, you go belly up. In philanthropy, there is no market.

- Jeff Raikes

Love Everyone

People love to see public figures get taken down a notch, and by the same token, everyone loves to be the center of attention, even when there's a target on their forehead.

- Jeff Ross

Love I Think

I think I have a hard time expressing myself in my relationships. I use songs to tell people how I'm feeling. If I can't say 'I love you,' I'll write a song about it and hope that the person figures it out.

- Jenny Lewis

Down Slightly

I never started collecting figures or anything like that because I'm slightly completist with things, so if I start down a path, I'm worried where it'll end up - i.e. With a wall of something!

- Ed Gamble

Area Carolina

This is an area where North Carolina does excel. I have known more colorful North Carolina political figures than I have colorless ones.

- Jesse Helms

Argument Some

There are some who complain that there is not enough food grain. But I put the argument that at the moment we use 2000 census population figures and require 50-55 million tonnes for distribution.

- K. V. Thomas

Kid Joe

I still have a lot of military contacts, and friends and readers who've served or are serving, and they react really strongly to G.I. Joe. I've lost count of the number who've said, 'Oh, I just loved it as a kid. I had all the figures; it really made me think.'

- Karen Traviss

Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery and breast implants are fine for people who want that, if it makes them feel better about who they are. But, it makes these people, actors especially, fantasy figures for a fantasy world. Acting is about being real being honest.

- Kate Winslet

Dead Had

As a boy I used to go to the Chamber of Horrors at the annual fair, to look at the wax figures of Emperors and Kings, of heroes and murderers of the day. The dead now had that same unreality, which shocks without arousing pity.

- Ernst Toller

Amount Indigestion

Greed probably figures in my intellectual life as well, as I attempt to absorb a massive amount of information with consequent mental indigestion.

- Etty Hillesum

Business Reliable

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing unreliable facts from reliable figures.

- Evan Esar

Business Some

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.

- Evan Esar

Distance Infinite

The Geometer has the special privilege to carry out, by abstraction, all constructions by means of the intellect. Who, then, would wish to prevent me from freely considering figures hanging on a balance imagined to be at an infinite distance beyond the confines of the world?

- Evangelista Torricelli

Decision Beginning

And that's what I liked about it, because they are, in the beginning, your little beautiful stock figures, who then make a decision to preserve their futures, but the decision they make isn't completely right, and it destroys their futures.

- Kevin Williamson

Been Laurence

My chief literary influences have been Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman. My favorite public figures include Jimmy Durante, Marlene Dietrich, Mary McLeod Bethune, Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marian Anderson, and Henry Armstrong.

- Langston Hughes

Pictures Put

It is more raw and unfettered and I'm more likely going into something you could call extreme cartooning. There's a lot of that in the course of 'Holy Terror.' There are interludes where there are pictures - cartoon pictures - of modern figures and they are all wordless. It's up to readers to put the words in.

- Frank Miller

Looks Imposing

Virtue looks good but it only suits imposing figures.

- Frank Wedekind

Political History

Political history is not the only way to approach historical figures.

- Fred Kaplan

Been Frequently

Since my subjects have always been my sensations, my states of mind and the profound reactions that life has been producing in me, I have frequently objectified all this in figures of myself, which were the most sincere and real thing that I could do in order to express what I felt inside and outside of myself.

- Frida Kahlo

Sports Prominent

I know, in India, specially in Bollywood and the sports fraternity, there is a lot of negative media attention on prominent public figures.

- Leander Paes

World Values

I was at home then in the world of figures, but not in that of values.

- Georg Brandes

Very Standard

The standard model of particle physics describes forces and particles very well, but when you throw gravity into the equation, it all falls apart. You have to fudge the figures to make it work.

- Lisa Randall

Show Own

Drilling in the refuge will not solve America's energy problem. The Energy Department's own figures show that drilling would not change gas prices by more than a penny a gallon, and this would be 20 years from now.

- Lois Capps

Deal Stigma

Epilepsy is a disease in the shadows. Patients are often reluctant to admit their condition - even to close family, friends or co-workers - because there's still a great deal of stigma and mystery surrounding the disease that plagued such historical figures as Julius Caesar, Edgar Allan Poe and Lewis Carroll.

- Lynda Resnick

Date Been

Recently I've been collecting Star Wars figures again. When I was a kid I couldn't afford them. Now I can so I've been buying them and keeping them in their box for a later date when they'll be worth a lot of money.

- Mackenzie Crook

Flamboyant

A skillful playwright might have a good time with the story of the assassination of President William McKinley, and especially with the three most flamboyant political figures involved: Mark Hanna, Theodore Roosevelt, and Emma Goldman.

- Russell Baker

Behind Influential

Even when influential political and media figures vehemently complained about the criticisms I wrote, Salon's editors unfailingly stood behind my work.

- Glenn Greenwald

Turn Flickering

As a child, I felt that Hallowe'en was a time when creatures of the night suddenly came to life - we would turn off all the lights in the house and let flickering candlelight conjure up scary shadows and create the effect of imaginary figures lurking in dark corners.

- Pippa Middleton

Young Mum

When I was young, my parents were these titanic, infallible figures. But Mum's illness and Dad's battles with diabetes and heart attacks had a ripple effect on me - reminding me of my own mortality and that these illnesses are genetic.

- Sam Worthington

Superhuman Shadowy

Hackers are seen as shadowy figures with superhuman powers that threaten civilization.

- Mitch Kapor

Second Your

Having your second child, in case you were wondering, is a lot harder than having your first, except for those people who find it easier. I'm afraid I don't have the latest figures to confirm this.

- Rachel Cusk

Parent Break Up

Step-parenting and being a step-sibling presents a lot of exciting opportunities. When families break up and re-form, there may be less order, less certainty, and a bit more trauma involved, but kids can end up having half-a-dozen parent figures.

- Morris Gleitzman

Big Reader

I was a big Nancy Drew reader. Nancy figures it out. Case closed.

- Sarah Vowell

Like Sign

When you have little girls bringing you your action figures for you to sign, it's like, 'Wow, things are happening, and dreams do come true.'

- Sasha Banks

Fantasy Sort

There's a challenge to playing these fantasy figures because they are fantasy figures. You have to enter into this sort of imaginative world of the writer.

- Ralph Fiennes

May Pioneers

Pioneers may be picturesque figures, but they are often rather lonely ones.

- Nancy Astor

Grow Realised

We realised that the safer creative people and craftsman feel, the better the collection they produce. If they do a better collection, my revenues grow. It is not easy to attach figures, but it is what happens.

- Marco Bizzarri

Couple Cocktails

I find more people want to eat a little less. My generation, we're all watching our figures. They want to go to the bar and eat a few snacks, have a couple of cocktails or glasses of wine, and go home. People don't sit down at the table and have a whole three or four courses.

- Todd English

Strong Middle

My composition often goes toward the black middle class or the black super-wealthy or strong historical black figures.

- Rashid Johnson