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Main Thing

Total Quotes : 106
Afraid Main

The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.

- Aaron Carter

Learned How

The main thing that I learned from my horrible job experiences was how horrible they were.

- Adam Carolla

Love Bread

I love a sandwich that you can barely fit in your mouth because there's so much stuff on it. The bread should not be the main thing on a sandwich.

- Adrianne Palicki

Art Making

The main thing in making art often is letting go of your expectation and your idea.

- Agnes Martin

The Only Thing

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

- Albert Schweitzer

Boredom Main

The main thing I got from growing up in a suburb is the boredom you have as a child.

- Alia Shawkat

Happy Big

Your parents are always a big influence on you. They help you make you who you are. The main thing my parents taught me is just to be a nice person - to be generous, kind and happy. I hope it comes off when I work and meet people.

- Amber Le Bon

Practice Play

You never know how much you can do in practice because you never know if you're going to play or not, but the main thing is stay ready.

- Anderson Varejao

Lunch My Life

I started to learn Greek when I was in high school, the last year of high school, by accident, because my teacher knew Greek and she offered to teach me on the lunch hour, so we did it in an informal way, and then I did it at university, and that was the main thing of my life.

- Anne Carson

Help Play

The main thing is, wherever I play, I enjoy it and help the team.

- Anthony Martial

Freedom Main

The main thing I believe in is freedom.

- Charles Evers

Deal Anybody

We couldn't be making as much money, if we had to deal with stranger behaviour. And right now, anybody who slows down our economic productivity, off they go. We have a place for them, the psychiatric institution. That's the main thing, they slow things down.

- Chester Brown

I Think Date

I would never say that I'm good at being on dates. I think I like to try to find a connection with somebody, like, that's my main thing. I think that maybe if you find a connection with a girl on a date, that's like the No. 1 thing, and then it's like, 'Cool, that was a great date.'

- Chris D'Elia

Studio Some

The main thing that's important to me is getting to do whatever project it is the way that I do what I do, and that's different. To go to an entity - whether it's a traditional film studio or some newer company, or HBO, Amazon or Netflix - they would have to know that I need to work the way I work.

- Christopher Guest

Like Lot

I like a girl who laughs a lot. That's my main thing.

- Cody Linley

Survive United

The main thing that endears the United Nations to member governments, and so enables it to survive, is its proven capacity to fail, and to be seen to fail.

- Conor Cruise O'Brien

Based Stories

The main thing I do now is I coach kids, and all of these stories along the way are based in reality.

- Craig Johnston

Connected More

The main thing I want to do is make people feel more connected and more active.

- Dan Deacon

Love Abuse

I love to laugh, it's my main thing. I love to abuse the English language.

- Dan Fogelberg

Reading Main

One of the great joys in life is reading, yet it's the main thing people say they don't have time to do.

- Dana Perino

Trust Eager

The main thing is to think strategically about what will engage your readers. Trust me when I tell you that few people are eager to read a story whose opening lines sound like a dissertation on giant bugs.

- Darin Strauss

About Main

I'm not sure if a writer should talk about themes. Themes arrive out of the deeper structure and concerns, but to me, the main thing is getting it down right, writing about specific characters in specific predicaments, and finding a way to be true to the story itself, not only in the first burst of draft but in the revision, too.

- David Means

Florida South

And the main thing was that I wanted to live in south Florida. That's why I left the Cowboys; to live in south Florida.

- Jimmy Johnson

Always England

There was always a lot of American music in England until, obviously when the Beatles came around, then there was a shift towards English music, but before then American music was the main thing.

- John Deacon

Doing She

That was all Rose, and Rose knew what she was doing. Her main thing was story.

- John Goodman

Through Actor

Got through it without fluffing, that's the main thing any actor can hope for.

- John Leeson

Will Kicking

The main thing is to be a force, so guys will say, 'Tooz is kicking butts.'

- John Matuszak

Voice Which

I don't push my voice; I try to keep a good technique, a natural way of singing, to sing from the breath, which is the main thing.

- Juan Diego Florez

Think I Think

But times changed, and I changed, and I didn't feel that way anymore. The Beatles were happening. I think that was probably the main thing. The Beatles just changed the whole world of music.

- Barry McGuire

Some Very

I'm not really frightened by experimenting - that's the main thing. I really like mixing very old beautiful pieces that are from thrift shops or that have some historical value with quite new futuristic things.

- Bat for Lashes

Doing Chair

The main thing about writing is... writing. Sitting your butt down in the chair and doing the work.

- Ben Fountain

Love About

The main thing I love about street photography is that you find the answers you don't see at the fashion shows. You find information for readers so they can visualize themselves.

- Bill Cunningham

Game Very

The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing.

- Billie Jean King

Career Another

Well, I liked it - that was the main thing. I liked it, but I didn't think of it in terms of a career. I didn't really know; I didn't really think about it. One thing just led to another until finally I quit my job as a salesman and found myself working as a photographer.

- Herb Ritts

Wanted Main

The main thing I wanted was to manage.

- Bobby Cox

Dreamer Big

My dad is a big dreamer, so I got that from him. Golf was my main thing when I was a teenager, and that's what I wanted to do.

- Brandon Flowers

Think I Think

Main thing, really, is I write songs the way I wanna hear them and the way I think the people that come to our shows wanna hear them.

- Brantley Gilbert

Health Voice

The main thing is, I can't stay up late partying when I'm on tour. That's not good for my voice or my health in general.

- Hozier

Quick I Think

I think the main thing was me having a daughter. I just knew that I had to be a man, so I grew up real quick. Then I started caring about my music more, and I feel like that was the main change between 'Killer Instinct' and 'TRAPSOUL'. I was just like, 'I need to take this more serious and watch the things I say'.

- Bryson Tiller

Films Cheaper

Well, I am from India and I wanted to make films in English for the international market in India. So that was really the main thing, and then of course economically it was cheaper to make films in India.

- Ismail Merchant

Think I Think

I think the thing that I really wanna bring is that I have a full world of music and imagination and ideas that I want to create as an artist, and that's my main thing that I want to do.

- Cam

Doing I Think

I think that's a great opportunity, to pick a script where you can build up a good skill. I think the main thing I look for when I look at scripts is if it's inspirational. If it's something that teenagers can relate to. And is it something that the audience is going to get something out of. If not, then it's really not worth doing.

- Carly Schroeder

Think I Think

I think the main thing to remember when writing a novel is to stay true to the characters.

- Cassandra Clare

Work Relax

The main thing to do is relax and let your talent do the work.

- Charles Barkley

Want One Thing

I don't want to be labeled one thing. My main thing I care about is being able to create the things I want to do with my friends, whatever platform that is.

- Derek Waters

Taste Which

The main thing I look for in a recipe is taste, which is different from caterers and restaurants, who first ask 'How does it look?'

- Diane Mott Davidson

Reinvent Tries

Every time somebody tries to go in and reinvent what we do, it always ends up being more about technology and sets, and flash and dash, forgetting the main thing, which is interesting people saying interesting, important things.

- Diane Sawyer

Doing Main

Simply, if you're working with good material, then it's right there, and you don't have to try so hard as an actor; you don't have to do so much. Just let the material sit inside you and let it come out. Just say the words. That was the main thing that I learned from doing Aaron Sorkin's work - say the words, and everything else will happen.

- Dule Hill

Think I Think

I think the main thing for kids is to have them believe in themselves.

- Dwyane Wade

I Think Dad

My dad served in the Air Force as ground crew for several years, and doesn't really talk about it. I know that it's there. I think my main thing about direct or indirect experiences as near to home as it were is the idea of self-sacrifice really.

- Jeremy Northam

Journey Always

The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is, just be nice to everyone and always smile.

- Ed Sheeran

Show Still

And the live show is still our main thing.

- Jerry Garcia

Going Main

The main thing is that this band keeps going.

- Jerry Only

Perfect Main

You can't have a hit every time. The main thing is to keep on working and not be afraid to take risks. It's better to do something that's not perfect and successful every time. It's important to be fearless and move forward, to learn from what went wrong.

- Jhumpa Lahiri


In my column series 'The Main Thing', I often talk about how Internet technology can improve the way people communicate - both within a business and between a business and its customers and partners.

- Jim Barksdale

About Main

We have a group of friends of the museum who try to raise, if they can, periodically something to help us. Of course, the main thing about a building like this is its upkeep. It needs central heating and it needs central air conditioning.

- Katherine Dunham

Explosive About

The main thing about Bruce Lee is that, he was a little guy. And you know, his quickness, his aggressiveness, his explosive power, you have to be a great athlete to have all these, his body, his look, you know, all these things have to do with discipline and structure. He was able to go against the biggest guy, regardless of who he was.

- Evander Holyfield

Diamonds About

It's not about how skinny you are or how much money or how many diamonds you have - that's the fluff that people sometimes look at as being the main thing. It's about understanding that the things that make you fabulous are all inside of you.

- Kimora Lee Simmons

Got Main

Stuff like Buena Vista Social Club and Fela Kuti were quite a main thing to my childhood. As soon as I reached an age where I realized that Fela was singing in English, when I got past his accent, I loved the rawness of it, and the funk and the rhythm and the melody.

- King Krule

Studying Been

The main thing is that I've been studying composition for the last four years. I'd say it's the life experience combined with the lessons that enabled me to go much further.

- Kip Winger

Grow Bad

You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.

- Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Think I Think

I think the main thing that I've learned while working on 'Let's Stay Together' is how to balance mommyhood and working.

- Kyla Pratt

Peripheral Read

It's not necessary to have read everything about a particular subject in order to get interested in it. The main thing is to sort out what's important and what is peripheral in order to be able to dive in.

- Francois Englert

Feel Main

My main thing is I just want to share as much hope and happiness as possible for music. If I can share as many moments and help people believe in themselves... if I can do that, then I'll feel like my job is done.

- Labrinth

Main Nations

There will always be disputes between nations which, at times, will inflame the public and threaten conflicts, but the main thing is to educate the people of the world to be ever mindful that there are better means of settling such disputes than by war.

- Frank B. Kellogg

Essence Within

The main thing in acting is honesty, to feel the humanity and get to the essence of the character. You can't put anything into a character that you haven't got within you.

- Genevieve Bujold

Proud Want

I want my grandchildren to be proud of me. That's the main thing.

- George P. Shultz

Which Trained

The main thing is the ability to control your instrument, which, in the actor, is yourself. Look the way you want the character to look. Sound the way you want the character to sound. Once you've trained the instrument to do what you want, you're in control, and you're free.

- Geraldine Page

War Discard

To defeat the aggressors is not enough to make peace durable. The main thing is to discard the ideology that generates war.

- Ludwig von Mises

Celebrate Enjoy

I'm a really, really optimistic and really, really positive person. My main thing is, 'Enjoy life. Celebrate life.'

- Luke Bryan

My Life Main

I never did drama at school. I did it for one term, when it was compulsory, and I hated it. Tennis was the main thing in my life, and I was not open to anything else. When I removed tennis from the equation, I didn't know who I was.

- Luke Mitchell

Doing Own

You have to be aware of your own shortcomings. The main thing I try not to do is lose my temper. Doing live interviews on television, you learn not to say the first thing that comes into your head.

- Terry Wogan

Which Albums

The main thing that those two albums have in common aside from my music, which of course, a sense of it, you can recognize, it is that the bass on Infinite Search was playing much, much less like a bass.

- Miroslav Vitous

Concerned Some

The main thing I'm concerned with right now, is getting people to understand that the Internet of Things is already in their lives. So if you look around your house, either your television, refrigerator, or some of your appliances - they are probably already connected.

- Gray Scott

Bus Very

I'm not very good at relaxing. Reading's the main thing. On the bus, on the tube, on the loo. Literally all the time. I mean, I don't think there's a moment of the day when I wouldn't be if I was left alone.

- Samuel West

Peace I Am

I'm at peace with myself. The main thing is not letting people dictate what I do or what I am.

- Magic Johnson

I Think Role

I'm not dark; I'm not. The main thing I consider in accepting a role is less the tone of the movie and more whether I think it's a good film, whether I like the character and whether I think I could do it. I don't think, 'Oh, I've done X amount of dark films.'

- Rachel Hurd-Wood

Young Main

The main thing is that it's nice to see these young people - 9 to 14 years old - take the opportunity to get more involved in their health and fitness. We need more kids to be more active.

- Rafer Johnson

Think Like

The main thing with my shows is that I'm professional but not highly polished. I don't like people to think they're just seeing an album in person.

- Murray Head

Idea Journeys

The main thing I'm into is going about on a bike, taking random routes; I'm really into the idea of making up journeys, and just seeing where they take you, because they always end up taking you someplace freaky.

- Tom Jenkinson

Goal Will

Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.

- Tom Landry

Though Main

You've got to stay current and up with the competition. The main thing, though, is finding the greatest songs you can possibly find.

- Reba McEntire

Work Everyone

Most people I work with are older than me and the main thing I've learnt is that everyone is a dumb as an 18-year-old.

- Seth Rogen

Mind Brainy

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

- Rene Descartes

Strong Like

The main thing for me is I really like strong endings. If there's a strong ending, you can take more time in the beginning, your first act can be really quite different.

- Tony Gilroy

Simple Main

The main thing is to keep it simple, keep it real, be honest and pull no stunts. You can't forget where you started and came from.

- Trick Daddy

Why Great Music

It's certain rappers that can really rap, that really spit all bars, so I understand why someone would say, 'You not a real rapper.' But the main thing is, if you can make good songs, who cares? So I don't know why guys be tripping on Drake. He makes great music. He's dope.

- Ty Dolla Sign

About Main

The music I make and the process of acting, for me, are both about trying to understand people and get inside what makes us tick. That's the main thing that excites me. Our sense of who we really are and what drives us.

- Riz Ahmed

Want More

Although it sounds cliche, the main thing I want to do is touch people with what I do. I want everything I do to be meaningful, and I want it to be about more than just myself, or the money.

- Sophie Lowe

Bad Rough

I grew up in the D.C. area, and I used to wear a Redskins jersey just walking around. I just had kind of a bowl haircut for a long time and no sense of style or personal hygiene. But the main thing was the haircut. You know, when you see a haircut of yourself from around 12 or 13, it's rough. I also had really bad acne.

- Rob Huebel

Objects Main

I am a fashion designer. I'm not an environmentalist. When I get up in the morning, number one I'm a mother and a wife, and number two I design clothes. So the main thing I need to do is create, hopefully, exquisitely beautiful, desirable objects for my customer.

- Stella McCartney

Small Designers

The main thing that 99designs is about is choice. It's a fantastic model that eliminates risk for small business owners and puts designers on equal footing.

- Matt Mickiewicz

History Main

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.

- Otto von Bismarck

Think I Think

I think the main thing is to find something you care about. A cause. I think it starts with others. Who do you look up to? Who do you want to help? Start in your own community.

- Max Carver

Before Main

The main thing that I learned from editing is that most people, when they're making a film, they start too early into the story. They will try to set up the characters, they will try to establish things before the plot actually starts.

- Steven Zaillian

Advice Deal

I never know how to give advice to a writer because there's so much you could say, and it's hard to translate your own experience. But of course, I always try. The main thing that I usually end up saying is to read a lot. To read a great deal and to learn from that.

- Sue Monk Kidd

Crisis Again

The main thing during a crisis is discipline, to begin investing in time again after the crisis subsides.

- Suleyman Kerimov


The main thing to know about me is that I'm a champion of entrepreneurs and the startups they build. They are my rock stars. If in doubt, I side with them, and that's clear from my writing.

- Michael Arrington

Natural However

However one reaches the parks, the main thing is to slow down and absorb the natural wonders at leisure.

- Michael Frome

Life Adversity

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

- William J. Clinton