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Frank

Total Quotes : 259
Sense Of Humor Kind

Bob Dole used to be really funny. Barney Frank can be kind of funny. Bob Kerrey has a good sense of humor.

- Al Franken

Instance Almost

I like, for instance, 'Serpico.' I enjoyed playing Serpico because Frank Serpico was there. He existed. He was a real life person and I could - I could embody him. I could, you know, I could work and get to know him and have him help me with the text, the script and become him. It's almost like a painter having a model to become.

- Al Pacino

Behind Use

One of my pet peeves is that sometimes the talents of my band get overlooked because, and it was the same problem that Frank Zappa had, with a lot of groups that use humor, people don't realize there's a lot of craft behind the comedy.

- Al Yankovic

Play Play Baseball

Dodger Stadium is not an antique. It's not Frank Lloyd Wright. It's a nice place to play baseball, but there are far better.

- Alan Casden

Been Rather

There has been a rather unpleasant sensibility apparent in Frank Miller's work for quite a long time.

- Alan Moore

Love Song

Frank Ocean would be incredible; I'd love to be a sponge and absorb everything he says. Every song he puts out, I'm like, 'Why didn't I think of this?'

- Alessia Cara

Love Going

I love Frank Ocean. We're going to get married. In true life, we should get married.

- Alex Newell

Play Movie

The thing is when you play a character it's the persona you bring across from a book to film, or book to script to film. If I play Frank Sinatra, there's gonna be things I do in a movie that Frank might not have done, but it's the personality that comes across.

- Alex Pettyfer

Development Stopped

My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.

- Alex Trebek

Harsh Anne

Until I read Anne Frank's diary, I had found books a literal escape from what could be the harsh reality around me. After I read the diary, I had a fresh way of viewing the both literature and the world. From then on, I found I was impatient with books that were not honest or that were trivial and frivolous.

- Alexandra Fuller

Going Salvador

It's Frank's painting on the cover. We were originally going to use a Salvador Dali painting that we got permission from Salvador Dali to use, and Frank found this one, and it really did fit the music much more.

- Alice Cooper

Still Very

I really appreciate Frank Ocean's lyrical style, I appreciate the way that he can kind of draw you into this personal space, but it's still lyrical. It's almost poetic, in a way, but it's very personal at the same time.

- Alicia Keys

Admired Eastwood

John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afar. I think he is a wonderful director... in the tradition I would say both of Clint Eastwood and Frank Capra.

- Alison Owen

Find Else

If I lose to Frank Mir, I have to find something else to do.

- Alistair Overeem

Some Other

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.

- Anatole Broyard

Love Which

Even the king of phrasing, Frank Sinatra, did not do as well as Joe Cocker with his reinterpretation of 'Something' by George Harrison, which Sinatra called the greatest love song ever written.

- Andrew Rosenthal

Funny Actress

My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.

- Angie Dickinson

Young Illustrations

My favourite books series as a young child was the Frank L. Baum 'Wizard of Oz' series. They were beautifully written, oversized fat books with wonderful type and illustrations.

- Anita Shreve

Night Glamour

My grandfather Frank Lloyd Wright wore a red sash on his wedding night. That is glamour!

- Anne Baxter

Admired Penn

I admired the work of photographers like Beaton, Penn, and Avedon as much as I respected the grittier photographers such as Robert Frank. But in the same way that I had to find my own way of reportage, I had to find my own form of glamour.

- Annie Leibovitz

Small Some

I'm a huge, huge fan of photography. I have a small photography collection. As soon as I started to make some money, I bought my very first photograph: an Henri Cartier-Bresson. Then I bought a Robert Frank.

- Annie Leibovitz

My Life Think

And I loved Frank Lloyd Wright. I think he was the greatest man I have ever met in my life.

- Anthony Quinn

Voice Doing

Frank Sinatra was a great singer, but my favourite is Sammy Davis Jr. He had incredible versatility in his voice, often doing impressions of people. It's always going to be classic, and you'll never get bored listening.

- Anton du Beke

Sunglasses Reason

I like men with honest, frank eyes. And that's the reason I cannot talk anyone who has their sunglasses on.

- Anushka Shetty

Back I Remember

I remember when I drove into Notre Dame, getting ready for the first day of work. I had an electrical charge go up my back because I realized all of a sudden that I was responsible for the traditions that the Knute Rocknes and the Frank Leahys had set, and what Notre Dame stood for.

- Ara Parseghian

Think Found

I don't think I was a miracle man. Neither were Lou Holtz or Frank Leahy. We all found ways to win.

- Ara Parseghian

Love Favorites

The duet with Frank Sinatra, 'What Now My Love,' is one of my favorites.

- Aretha Franklin

Feel Anne

I started keeping a diary in third grade and, in solidarity with Anne Frank, gave it a name and made it my confidante. To this day, I feel comforted and relieved of loneliness, no matter how foreign my surroundings, if I have a pad and a pen with which to record my experiences.

- Ariel Levy

United Duke

I want people to feel what it was like in the '40s. That's when popular music in the United States was so beautiful. Frank Sinatra, the Pied Pipers, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday. That's when popular music had deeper values, to me. This was music that was selling millions of records.

- Charlie Haden

Conservative Always

The Republicans find their faith imperiled by Barney Frank's marriage. There is always a shadow on the wall, a monster in the closet, a mysterious rustling in the teeming underbrush of the conservative Id.

- Charlie Pierce

Congress Elected

One of the first members of Congress I met when I was first elected in 2008 was Barney Frank.

- Chellie Pingree

Play Cut

Frank Sobotka in 'The Wire' on HBO was one of the greatest characters I've ever played. They cut his throat at the end of that season. There's something about creative coupling that seems to go with great characters, and the fact that you can never play them again once you're done.

- Chris Bauer

Show Frank Sinatra

Remember those black-and-white films with Frank Sinatra? Those guys looked like men and they were only 27! Listen to Otis Redding singing 'Try A Little Tenderness'. That was a man who understood what a man has to know in the world. Show me a real man now! Where are they?

- Chrissie Hynde

Communication Must

One must be frank to be relevant.

- Corazon Aquino

Doing Going

I designed all the characters, anyway, and Frank Doyle was doing all the writing. I didn't have any more input on what direction they were going to go with Josie.

- Dan DeCarlo

Talking Before

When I was 3 or 4, I seemed to be bursting with music. They played Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra in the house, so I learned my vocabulary from song lyrics - I was literally singing before I was talking.

- Dan Hill

Security Emanate

And let us be frank, the security threats that emanate from our ports come from foreign cargo.

- Dana Rohrabacher

Art Hoped

We met with the poet Frank O'Hara, who was a link between Upper and Lower Bohemia, and who worked at the Museum of Modern Art, where we had hoped to do the readings.

- David Amram

Medical Him

Anyone having to do with medicine will have looked at Frank Netter's art work... I decided I would make him my model... getting my degree in medical illustration and then going on to medical school.

- David Bolinsky

Beautiful Very

Frank Lloyd Wright... his things were beautiful but not very functional.

- David Byrne

City Streets

In 1900, as the immigrants come down the gangplank into Jersey City, they expect the streets to be paved with gold, and they were only paved with gold in Frank Baum's 'The Wizard of Oz,' of course.

- David Levering Lewis

Scorsese Discovered

One of the things I've discovered at my age is I must have enchantment. And that was not clear to me in my earlier years. When I look at my favorite films, the Frank Capra - even Scorsese, even 'Goodfellas,' what makes that movie so remarkable is there's enchantment in their world.

- David O. Russell

Beginning Albums

I listened to a lot of Amy Winehouse: her albums 'Frank' and 'Back to Black'. She was such an incredible artist. She was just so raw and had her unique sound; she paired jazz with pop and was so soulful at the same time. So I pulled from her a lot in the beginning.

- Daya

By The Time Comics

I've heard that Alfred Hitchcock said that by the time he was ready to shoot a film, he didn't even want to do it any more because he'd already had all of the fun of working it out. It's the same thing with these Frank comics.

- Jim Woodring

Language Use

When I started formulating the first Frank comic, I knew I wanted it to be something that was beyond time and specific place. I felt that having the characters speak would tie it to 20th-century America, because that would be the idiom of the language they would use, the language I use.

- Jim Woodring

Hammer Stories

I guess if I had to put it into a single phrase, the moral of the Frank stories is that the hammer never really falls.

- Jim Woodring

Been Very

The fans have been very nice to me and I might say that all those fans that Frank said went away is not so.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Boss His

First of all; Frank was the BOSS. We didn't question any of his motives or decisions at the time.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Door Period

Frank was the BOSS and was not open to anything that was not from his head. There were no arguments about music because if you did, he would show you where the door was. Period.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Thought Around

As far as me knowing if Frank was a genius - in those days, I thought Einstein was the only genius around.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Friendship Through

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Think I Think

It was a wild time - a time that I don't miss anymore. But then again, I'm 62 years old now and I think that lifestyle would probably put me where Frank's at now.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Think Play

We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex.

- Jimmy Carl Black

Here Been

I've been fortunate that when Frank Sinatra was in concert, he would say, 'Here's a song by a wonderful young songwriter, Jimmy Webb,' and I'd be in the front row and stand up. That gets people talking about you.

- Jimmy Webb

Memory Alive

Sure I do a lot of jokes about Anne Frank. But when you do those jokes, it makes people remember what happened to her. That process of bringing her story back doesn't have to be a serious one. What I say is all nonsense, but it helps to keep her memory alive.

- Joan Rivers

Southwest Coached

When Frank Broyles coached at Arkansas, he used to have a golf tournament each year for all the Southwest Conference coaches.

- Joe Jamail

Big Quick

When I was 16 years old, my brother Frank said, 'You'd better become a catcher, because you're too big and fat to do anything else.' Well, I took his advice. It was a quick way to get to the big leagues, and I've never regretted it.

- Joe Torre

Other Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra did 'Born Free', Tony Bennett did 'Walkabout,' but you have no control over who does what, really. So you just hold yourself responsible for the stuff you do, and then get filthy rich on all this stuff that other people have done.

- John Barry

Interviewing Elder

I was interviewing an elder, Chief Fool's Crow, who was the ceremonial chief. He was 103 years old. I was getting his information on the history of Lakota horses. He told me the story of Hidalgo and Frank Hopkins.

- John Fusco

Through Some

I went to Dave Eggers with this idea of doing a movie about a guy going through some sort of Frank Capra-esque journey.

- John Krasinski

Fair Carolina

The Merchants of Carolina, are fair, frank Traders.

- John Lawson

Average Income

You replace it by 23 percent tax, a frank, transparent tax embedded in the cost at retail, and everybody gets to takes their whole check home. And the average income earner gets a 50 percent increase in take-home pay.

- John Linder

Religious Last

My father was born in Amsterdam in a highly religious family. He was in Amsterdam, and he went into hiding right near where Anne Frank was. He was a theoretical physicist and the last Jew to get a Ph.D. in Amsterdam.

- Josh Pais

Sound Them

To be quite frank and honest with you, it drives me absolutely crazy when my kids fight, the sound of them fighting and not getting along.

- Josie Bissett

Through Subversive

My husband and I like to reminisce about how, when we were 9, we read straight through L. Frank Baum's 'Oz' series, books filled with wizards and witches. And you know what those subversive tales taught us? That we loved to read!

- Judy Blume

Like Weight

Frank Marth also played many characters with us, and like George Petrie, he was worth his weight in gold.

- Audrey Meadows

Studio Mine

If the interview was done in the studio, Frank McGee would automatically do it. But if I went out and got it, then the interview was mine. So I was considered a pushy cookie, because I would get the interview.

- Barbara Walters

Survive Reason

When Frank the Pug is singing I Will Survive, the only reason it's funny is that Will is in that shot trying not to get angry. A shot of a dog singing I Will Survive on its own will not get a laugh.

- Barry Sonnenfeld

New Raising

In the early work of Frank Lloyd Wright - and you can also see it with Mies - they make new ground by raising the ground. Frank Lloyd Wright did it so beautifully with the Robie House. The roof becomes almost a new ground.

- Ben van Berkel

Love Festival

I love the funny and sweet moments I have with my cats, Jake and Frank, so I'm honored to be celebrating these moments at the Catdance Film Festival.

- Hannah Simone

World Shelter

My cats, Jacob and Frank, mean the world to me, and by partnering once again with Fresh Step with the power of Febreze, I'm raising awareness for its Million Meow Mission to help every shelter cat find a forever home.

- Hannah Simone

Small Extent

All that socialism means to me, to be very frank with you, is democracy with a small 'd.' I believe in democracy, and by democracy, I mean that, to as great an extent as possible, human beings have the right to control their own lives. And that means that you cannot separate the political structure from the economic structure.

- Bernie Sanders

Like Made

What makes Gucci Mane Gucci Mane is like what made Frank Sinatra Frank Sinatra - it's just him. He's trap's Frank Sinatra.

- Harmony Korine

Church About

I fly myself everywhere. I like all kinds of flying, including practical flying for search and rescue. And I also like to fly into the backcountry, usually the Frank Church Wilderness in Idaho. I go with a group of friends, and we set up camp for about five days and explore little dirt strips and canyons.

- Harrison Ford

I Think Las Vegas

All my memories of being in Las Vegas with Bobby were great. Frank Sinatra brought us to the Sands Hotel in 1965. When we worked that lounge, it was a great lounge. I think it was bigger than the showroom. We were two 25-year-old dumb kids from Orange County in Las Vegas with The Rat Pack.

- Bill Medley

Be Patient Going

My trainer Jimmy Tibbs and my promoter Frank Warren told me that I had to be patient and get the jab going.

- Billy Joe Saunders

Doing Through

But my promoter Frank Warren knows what he is doing, and has been through this cycle many times with other fighters.

- Billy Joe Saunders

New Still

The New York that Frank Sinatra sang about, people will never know that place. The New Orleans that Louis Armstrong sang about is the New Orleans that's still there - it's preserved.

- Blake Lively

Mentor Inspirations

My father, obviously, and my mother were inspirations. My uncle, Frank Harper, he was an absolute mentor for me.

- Hill Harper

Chair Period

When I received my first paycheck from my now known day job, I spent it on a period Craftsman chair and a Frank Lloyd Wright-wannabe lamp. With my second paycheck, I bought a stereo.

- Brad Pitt

American About

I romanticize. I live with the ghosts of Elvis and Frank Sinatra. It seems so glamorous. They were American men who don't exist anymore. But there are ugly things about them, too.

- Brandon Flowers

Love Period

The rise of the dramas in the thirteenth century, and the rise of the great novels in a later period, together with their frank glorification of love and the joys of life, may be called the Third Renaissance.

- Hu Shih

Great Loss

Frank Schirrmacher's passing is a great loss. Among the intellectuals, he, along with Friedrich Kittler, was the only one who understood the philosophical dimensions of the Internet.

- Hubert Burda

House Loft

I live in a loft in a building I designed, but for my dream house I'd get Frank Gehry, just to see what he'd do.

- Hugh Hardy

Love I Love

I love Frank Sinatra. He is one of my biggest all-time idols.

- Brendon Urie

Listening Grandpa

I grew up listening to Frank Sinatra, riding in the car with my grandpa, and I was just intrigued by it.

- Brett Eldredge

Love Very

I always have music. I love it to be very upbeat. When you're having drinks, I like something like Cesaria Evora. During dinner, I like the much more traditional - old Frank Sinatra and things like that.

- Ina Garten

Influence Some

Music and literature have always and continue to be massive influences. Writers such as Seamus Heaney and Frank McGuinness. I have always admired the humanitarians that I knew growing up in Derry whose influence steered me in the direction of some of the work that I have chosen in the past.

- Bronagh Gallagher

Tears Singer

If someone had told me when I was a kid I'd get an ovation from Frank Sinatra! One time, I did a song called 'I Am A Singer', but I rewrote the words for Frank. I was in tears and, when he got up, so was he.

- Irwin Thomas

Big About

The thing that's strange about Frank Vincent is that actors of his quality are usually big stars.

- Irwin Winkler

Love Very

It was a long time ago: 'Angela's Ashes' by Frank McCourt. It was a great story that was lasting, and I loved it so much. I also love Nora Ephron. I gobble up everything she writes. Also, I love Anthony Bourdain, very irreverent and funny.

- Isabel Gillies

Singers Armstrong

I didn't even respect singers until I heard Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra and Louis Armstrong.

- J. D. Souther

Joe In My Opinion

My secret heroes were Joe Morello, Ray Charles - who is, in my opinion, the most dominant figure in musical history in the 21st century - and Frank Sinatra. Those are my heroes. And as a writer, when Bob Dylan came along, it was a miracle because he gave us all permission to say anything!

- J. D. Souther

Some Diane

The great photographers of life - like Diane Arbus and Walker Evans and Robert Frank - all must have had some special quality: a personality of nurturing and non-judgment that frees the subjects to reveal their most intimate reality. It really is what makes a great photographer, every bit as much as understanding composition and lighting.

- Caleb Deschanel

Love Think

I love Frank Ocean. I think he's so talented and his music is so great. So, I would love to do one of his songs like 'Bad Religion' or 'Pink Matter.'

- Jacob Artist

Been Nine

Of course I want to take the last shot, let's be quite frank: I've been doing for nine years already, and I've made a ton of them.

- Carmelo Anthony

Like Classics

The type of music I like to sing is really those classic songs, those Barbara Streisand, Celine Dion, Frank Sinatra, classics.

- Jacob Lusk

Some Strengthening

Captain Huston and myself have spent over $200,000 in strengthening the Yankees since we purchased the club. We paid $37,500 for Frank Baker; we paid $25,000 for Lee Magee, and we have got rid of a young fortune on other players who couldn't deliver the goods. And we have had some of the most frightful luck I ever heard of.

- Jacob Ruppert

Sky Continent

This continent, an open palm spread frank before the sky.

- James Agee

Rat Plane

Back in the Rat Pack days, we'd take Frank's plane and sit dead center, because of Nancy. We'd watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you couldn't ask for a better thing.

- James Darren