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 : 207
Define Things

Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.

- Aaron D. O'Connell

Reason Pretty

If you look on Amazon - if you do a search for personal finance, there are literally 20,000 books written on personal finance, and there's no real reason for it. I mean, personal finance is pretty simple.

- Aaron Patzer

New Away

When you're on the subway in New York, people literally could be 11-inches away from you, and you can't just stare at them.

- Aaron Yoo

Touch Use

Any little touch a defender can make on me when I'm in the air literally moves me. On the ground, I can use my muscle, but in the air, it's harder to fight that off.

- Abby Wambach

Admired Works

I own works by women artists; it is hard for me to see, literally to see, how women and men differ in the quality of their work. Why are women artists less known and less admired?

- Agnes Gund

Though TV

I don't have a TV at my house. I literally do not. I have a television, but I don't have anything plugged into it, though. I watch DVDs.

- Aimee Teegarden

I Am Distance

I am a distance runner, a marathoner... literally and figuratively.

- Al Jarreau

Woman Watches

In 'A Scandalous Woman,' the eventually distraught narrator watches as her high-spirited friend is beaten down - literally and figuratively - by Ireland's pious customs.

- Alan Cheuse

Three Really

'21 Grams' is only one story told by three different points of view, but they are really physically connected - literally, with the heart.

- Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Work Tried

When I started to work at Gucci, I tried literally to destroy everything.

- Alessandro Michele

Still Some

I'm just glad that there's some diversity in the music industry with women so people know that you can be literally anything and still be able to make it.

- Alessia Cara

Dominant Feels

I don't really buy the death-drive thing too literally; it feels overly neat and convenient. But I am suspicious of fighting back being the dominant model for cinematic conflict and personal conflict and political conflict.

- Alexandra Kleeman

Sometimes Gotten

Sometimes I've gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back.

- Alicia Keys

Young Asking

Asking questions is what brains were born to do, at least when we were young children. For young children, quite literally, seeking explanations is as deeply rooted a drive as seeking food or water.

- Alison Gopnik

Software Mercury

I interned at NASA for five years, and I grew up in Cape Canaveral, and my grandfather was an engineer on the Mercury capsule, and my grandmother was a software engineer. I literally grew up playing on the Mercury capsule prototypes.

- Allison Schroeder

Been Obsessed

I'm literally obsessed with Christmas, and it's been my dream ever since I was a little girl to make a Christmas album.

- Ally Brooke

Living Lives

I chose to document the lives of people living in a remote village in Alaska called Shishmaref because there we can literally see how climate change is affecting their homes, livelihoods and ultimately their lives.

- Amy J. Berg

Say Rather

I grew up where my parents would literally shove me in the car rather than have to say hello to a neighbor.

- Amy Sherman-Palladino

Every Day Wear

In my real life, I wear a T-shirt, gray or white, and the same pair of jeans. Literally, the same pair of jeans every day.

- Anderson Cooper

Which Them

You cannot afford a world with slavery, which literally takes someone and turns them into a machine.

- Andrew Forrest

Movie Witnessed

I'm also a huge cinephile, and I have witnessed that to honor the book literally word-for-word never makes a good movie.

- Andrew Stanton

Singer Dad

My dad is a children's singer. His name is Red Grammer. He's literally one of the happiest people on the planet.

- Andy Grammer

Dress Goes

I'm not one of those stars that goes out and literally dresses to be photographed. I'm kind of a 'what you see is what you get' type of girl when I dress. I go for comfort above everything else.

- Anne Hathaway

Built Painted

No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.

- Antonin Artaud

Movies About

No one's up in arms about these PG-13 movies where it's literally about the end of the world.

- Ari Graynor


You can do anything, literally, right? That's one of the exciting possibilities of the present.

- Charles Olson

I Am Worked

I literally worked from the bottom up to where I am now.

- Charlotte Dujardin

Think Effective

I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.

- Charlotte Whitton

Long Been

For far too long, America has been without a comprehensive energy plan, and today consumers are paying the price - literally - at the pump and in their heating bills.

- Chris Chocola

Stress Trauma

I literally should go to a Twitter therapist, just the 10 years of stress and trauma with this company.

- Chris Sacca

Mirror Mirrors

For years, I hated myself. I covered the mirrors in my house. I literally couldn't have a mirror in my room.

- Christina Ricci

Social Primal

Our social life is literally primal, in the sense that chimpanzees and gorillas, our closest relatives among the primates, are also social.

- Clay Shirky

Middle Badly

Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night and wonder how I do these things. I can embarrass myself so badly that I literally get a hot prickle down the back of my neck.

- Daisy Donovan

Chess Last

I was the guy literally in the chess club who decided to wear a bow tie for the last two years of high school, so I obviously wasn't trying to get the ladies.

- Dallas Roberts

College Plays

Tim Robbins had real confidence in college. He literally stole actors from the theater department at UCLA to be in his plays. The department heads got so mad at him.

- Daphne Zuniga

Private Billions

You know, it doesn't take a genius in the private sector to know that you can save literally hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending if you can make it more responsive. That's the main job.

- Darrell Issa

Love Flavors

I love to eat sushi, and, you know, those flavors and wasabi and really eating spoonfuls of it... I would just mix it and put it on everything, literally.

- David Chang

Measured Pinned

No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.

- David Edward Jenkins

Fair Ritual

For many women, and a fair number of men, saying 'I'm sorry' isn't literally an apology; it's a ritual way of restoring balance to a conversation.

- Deborah Tannen

Through Paid

I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.

- Jim Evans

Meaning Strongly

I believe strongly in inspiration, inspiration literally meaning 'full of the spirit.' I do believe that it comes to you.

- Jimmy Webb

Bed Reason

There were days that I literally had no reason to get out of bed. It just was so destructive for me.

- Joey Lauren Adams

May More

Sometimes it's literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they're interested, but you get a feeling.

- John Badham


When it rains, it pours - figuratively and literally.

- John Cornyn

Want Reinvent

At 23, you can completely, literally reinvent yourself if you want to.

- John Darnielle

Your Any

You can write jokes at any point of the day. Jokes are not that hard to write, or they shouldn't be when it is literally your job.

- John Oliver


Classic nineteenth century European imperialists believed they were literally on a mission. I don't believe that the imperialists these days have that same sense of public service. They are simply pirates.

- John Pilger

Like Terrified

I don't like rides. I take everything in life quite literally, and so I genuinely feel terrified on rides and liable to vomit at any moment, and I hate to vomit even more than I fear rides.

- Jonathan Ames

Ecosystem Many

We actually have 10 times as many cells of microbes on us as we have human cells... We are literally a teeming ecosystem of microorganisms.

- Jonathan Eisen

Mouth Flew

The 'Tickle Monster' story literally flew out of my mouth.

- Josie Bissett

Business My Life

Luckily, my husband is my business partner as well as my life partner, so I never had to do the heavy lifting alone, literally or figuratively.

- Josie Maran

Mind Which

Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs.

- Joy Page

Hats Some

You can literally walk into my apartment and sit on a hat; you can step on a hat; you can probably open up the refrigerator and find a hat tucked under some rotten food. I have a lot of hats.

- Judah Friedlander

Clutter Lives

When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and 'good, orderly direction' to enter.

- Julia Cameron

Old Socialist

I believe, literally, in the God of the Old Testament, whom I understand as the Lord of the Jews and the Protestants. I'm a Christian Zionist, as well as a Christian feminist and a Christian socialist.

- Julie Burchill

Like Been

I do like the iPhone. I've been a Blackberry person from, like, literally day one of Blackberry, so it's been a real switch, but it's a great device.

- Julius Genachowski

Music Role

The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was literally a tonic for me.

- June Allyson

Hands Dirty

I'm not afraid to get my hands dirty. I've done it all. I've worked as a clown, literally, at children's parties.

- Jussie Smollett

Before Give

That feeling when you're so cold you'd give anything to be warm - I've had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet.

- Bear Grylls

Law Grandmother

I literally order sushi, watch 'Law & Order,' and go to sleep at 9 o'clock every night. I'm a grandmother.

- Bella Hadid

Love Through

I love being tall. as you literally look at life from a different perspective: it's easier to breeze through life's turmoils; there's more room to breathe.

- Gwendoline Christie


We in El Paso and Juarez are literally one community. There's no separation; there's no DMZ; there's no buffer.

- Beto O'Rourke

College Going

Going back to high school and college, I believed I would be involved in public service. I literally could not conceptualize anything else.

- Bill de Blasio

Emotion Produces

I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.

- Henri Matisse

Success Your

My success, literally, is your success figuratively.

- Bo Burnham

Same Strip

I didn't have the time to literally write and draw the strip at the same time.

- Bob Kane

People Old

Now I've literally become neighborhood watch. I call 911 on people. I'm the old man driving 25-miles-per-hour down Sunset.

- Bob Saget

Curiosity Want

As we get older, people close down. We get less adaptive, less flexible - literally. Curiosity can diminish, and you want safety. You want what you know.

- Holly Hunter

He Delivered

He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.

- Howard Thurman


The whole point of film for me is that it's such a joy. It's such a wonder. The possibilities are literally endless in terms of what you can creatively do.

- Brendan Gleeson

Night Everyone

I'm literally online all day long, and if I don't get back to everyone, I'll stay up all night.

- Brit Morin

Role Auditions

I never talk about auditions. Even if I've got the role, I won't tell people until we're literally filming it.

- Britt Robertson

Difficult Time

I have a really difficult time watching myself on film. I literally cower in my seat and cover my face.

- Brooklyn Decker

Going Fed

As you go along, you literally collect places. I'm fed up with going to places; I shan't go to anymore.

- Bruce Chatwin

More Some

Windsurfers are fitter than sailors. We're so much more kinetic. In some boats, you can literally sit there and smoke your pipe - it's much more civilised!

- Bryony Shaw

Making Cares

When you're someone who cares about making a difference in the world, and you have resources to do that, you have literally hundreds of choices you could make about how to do that.

- J. B. Pritzker

Dancing Prove

I'm on 'Dancing with the Stars' because I want to prove my sister wrong. My sister literally told the world that I could not dance, so I have to redeem myself.

- Calvin Johnson

Heels Calendar

One time, I was posing on a car for a calendar shoot. I was doused with oil and literally slid off the car, bikini, heels and all!

- Candace Kita

Seen Everybody

'Mean Girls' is literally one of my favorite movies. It's just such a classic. Everybody has seen it, and me and my friends quote it all the time.

- Carly Chaikin

New Read

Literally, I don't have a television. So I don't really know what's happening pop-culturally. I read the 'New York Times.' And there's one worldwide cabin blog that I look at.

- Cary Fukunaga

Everyone Like

I've had meetings where there were literally, like, 12 angry men in a room and me. And even when everyone shot me down, I somehow dug in one more time.

- Catherine Hardwicke

Race Started

When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.

- Chad Hurley

Man Thinks

A man is literally what he thinks.

- James Lane Allen

Average Wired

The average investor does significantly worse than a simple index... It's literally because of the way our brains are wired.

- James O'Shaughnessy

Think I Think

I think that the economy, and the political system, has literally become such a disaster I don't know if it's possible to save it.

- James Woods

City Studios

I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I'd got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.

- Derek Luke

Beg Could

Cher hated 'If I Could Turn Back Time.' I had to beg her, literally, on my knees, just to try it. Happens all the time.

- Diane Warren

Learn Ecosystem

Biomimicry is basically taking a design challenge and then finding an ecosystem that's already solved that challenge, and literally trying to emulate what you learn.

- Janine Benyus

Ideas Organisms

There are literally as many ideas as there are organisms.

- Janine Benyus

Thought Grateful

I wake up every morning literally with a smile on my face, grateful for another day I never thought I'd see.

- Dick Cheney

Dream Movie

I literally said it was my dream in life to direct a Charlie Kaufman movie.

- Duke Johnson

Arguing Like

When the insane people start the chatter, there's no way to win that fight. It's literally like arguing with someone who is speaking another language, so there's no engaging with that kind of stuff.

- Jennifer Konner

American Had

I grew up in a Chinese American enclave where the person who lived down the street had literally lived down the street from my mother in Shanghai.

- Jenny Zhang

Argument Dislike

I dislike conflict, so I do try and steer clear of arguments. Apart from with my coach. Who I literally have an argument with every day.

- Jessica Ennis-Hill

Dramatic Lindsay

Keegan-Michael Key and Lindsay Sloane are two of the best, literally, just dramatic actors.

- Jessica St. Clair

Most Worked

I collaborated on most of my dance numbers, literally 50/50, with the choreographers I worked with.

- Jessie Matthews

Blindness Like

When I'm writing the poem, I feel like I have to close my eyes. I don't mean literally, but you invite a kind of blindness, and that's the birth of the poem.

- Eileen Myles

Reading Bible

Fundamentalism does mean reading quite conservatively and literally, saying 'the Bible is the word of God and we have to follow it. What it says is this.'

- Elaine Pagels

Chains Chained

They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn't even - there's whole pieces missing.

- Jim Bakker

Thought Nails

I have these long nails, but I literally do nothing to them! The thought of filing my nails drives me insane.

- Kacy Hill