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Total Quotes : 578
Broadway Opera

You hear about Broadway your whole life, and I learned what it meant to work on Broadway in 'The Phantom of the Opera.'

- Aaron Lazar


It's important to remember that, first and foremost, if not only, this is entertainment. 'The West Wing' isn't meant to be good for you.

- Aaron Sorkin

Soccer Few

A few goals is the way soccer is meant to be played.

- Abby Wambach

Still Very

The teacher that I was for decades, and that I still am in a certain way, wondered what was meant by the word education. I was truly dumbfounded at the very thought of dealing with such an essential and extensive subject.

- Abdoulaye Wade

Would Built

If women built the bridges or were meant to build the bridges, then they would have done it.

- Adam Carolla

Think Correctly

I think sometimes we're meant to do something but things aren't lined up correctly.

- Adam Lambert

Always Deal

There will be opportunities for hope and happiness, and happiness will return to your life, but you will always feel that loss if that person really meant that great a deal to you.

- Adam Silvera

Think Through

I think people sleepwalk through their lives, and for me, I wanted to embrace everything. And that meant the agonizing pain and the transcendence, and you can't have one without the other.

- Aisha Tyler

Will Happen

I never feel any pressure about a film. What is meant to happen will happen. I have seen failure as well as success several times.

- Akshay Kumar

Nation Against

When the president during the campaign said he was against nation building, I didn't realize he meant our nation.

- Al Franken

Music Whenever

Whenever I do a parody it's not meant to make you hate anybody's music really.

- Al Yankovic

Always Discarded

Is it possible that software is not like anything else, that it is meant to be discarded: that the whole point is to always see it as a soap bubble?

- Alan Perlis

New Big

I read somewhere once that you could be whatever you wanted. As long as I could remember, I was determined to make my way in the big world. And that meant New York.

- Alan W. Livingston

Think More

I used to think that divorce meant failure, but now I see it more as a step along the path of self-realization and growth.

- Alana Stewart

Positive Gift

The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

- Albert Einstein

Country Been

A lot of people say that India has been held back by its democracy. But let's remember that, despite being a poor country, India's democracy meant that its government never let millions of people starve.

- Alex Tabarrok

Lucky Single Thing

I've been pretty lucky. Every single thing I've done has meant so much to me and has been like a stepping stone to something different.

- Alexandra Daddario

Play Alongside

Playing in Milan for me meant being able to play alongside players who were idols to me as a kid. Playing alongside David Beckham - his long passes are perfect for me.

- Alexandre Pato

Nothing Side

In those days, between the ages of 12 and 18 you meant nothing. You were the extra place at the side table if someone came to dinner. You were of no interest to anyone.

- Alexis Korner

Fantastic Although

Although I have fantastic connections, I didn't know as a child what feeling secure meant.

- Alfie Allen

Tell Part

It sustained me... I can't tell you how much their support meant to me when I was leaving and coming back and even while I was gone, there was a part of me that knew people were pulling for me.

- Alice Barrett

Perfect Say

A perfect poem you can't pin down and say, 'This is exactly what it meant to me.' It's not a self-help manual.

- Alice McDermott

Full Time Ideal

I never meant to be a full-time poet: I started out as a gardener, an ideal job for a poet because your head is left free.

- Alice Oswald

Think I Think

I think I grew up really fast; I grew up in this really fast-paced business, and I never understood what it meant to take a break or take time off or recover, and I paid for it.

- Alicia Keys

Been Amount

A great amount has been talked and written about what constitutes a sufficient balance and what really is meant by the concepts of 'balance' and 'deterrence'.

- Alva Myrdal

Thought Learn

If you have parents with a healthy relationship, you don't learn that you don't have to be married. I thought being a healthy adult meant you had to have a spouse. I didn't know any different.

- Alyssa Milano

Last Named

Accompanied by an Australian photographer named Nigel Brennan, I'd gone to Somalia to work as a freelance journalist, on a trip that was meant to last only ten days.

- Amanda Lindhout

Thoughts Normal

'Normal' is not clinical, it's not autobiographical, and I don't claim to be objective. It's strictly my perceptions and thoughts about the people that I met and the stories that I heard. It was never meant to be an academic work.

- Amy Bloom

Art Them

I went to art and design high school with a lot of people taking fashion. They would get up in the morning, and what they put on meant a lot to them.

- Amy Heckerling

Happen Lives

I feel that losing both my legs was a blessing. It was meant to happen to me: I wouldn't have had the opportunity to touch so many lives in such a positive way.

- Amy Purdy

Think Discouragement

No one in my family was a reader of literary fiction. So, I didn't have encouragement, but I didn't have discouragement, because I don't think anybody knew what that meant.

- Amy Tan

Which Tournaments

I won two ITF tournaments in Japan in two weeks. I had to qualify for both of them, which meant that I won 16 matches in 15 days.

- Ana Ivanovic

Always Normal

I'm a natural born fighter, so this is what I do, and it's normal. It's natural. It's what I've always done as a martial artist, and as a martial artist, it's what I always wanted to do - test myself and always fighting. It's what I'm meant to do.

- Anderson Silva

Here Means

It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.

- Andre Agassi

Estate Idea

I grew up on a sugar plantation in Trinidad, on an expat estate, and that meant I had no idea about money until a lot later than most children.

- Andrea McLean

Wealth Always

Music, architecture and pictures have always been my passions, and all that material wealth has meant for me, is being able to have some of the pictures I liked.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Like Very

And I'm not anti-sequel, but I just feel like there are very few ideas that are meant to be continued.

- Andrew Stanton

Hours Staying

My ever-present mania meant I was never phased by staying up twenty hours a day or by the different time zones. I was Superman.

- Andy Behrman

Think I Think

I think it's foolish to think that if you've done something for so long, you can kind of delete it out of your memory bank or delete every emotion attached to it. I knew when I retired what that meant.

- Andy Roddick

More Damn

These damn smartphones have enabled us to do far more than we were ever meant to all at once.

- Andy Samberg

Play Riddles

'The Hobbit' was one of the first biggish books I ever read. I remember vividly the 'riddles in the dark' passage, and it meant a lot to me to finally get to play it after all these years.

- Andy Serkis

Think I Think

You know, I think that anything you do at Apple... you feel a tremendous onus. You want to carry on the legacy of what it meant.

- Angela Ahrendts

Falling Very

Falling in Place was meant to be very much rooted in a place and time, and music was a part of that.

- Ann Beattie

Human Being Other

The essence of democracy is its assurance that every human being should so respect himself and should be so respected in his own personality that he should have opportunity equal to that of every other human being to show what he was meant to become.

- Anna Garlin Spencer

New Had

If God had meant Harvard professors to appear in People magazine, She wouldn't have invented The New York Review of Books.

- Anna Quindlen

Happy Some

Some people just aren't meant to be happy.

- Anna Torv

Love Side

I'll tell you what, I love my daddy. And he's so special. He's meant so much to me, so it's not a thorn in my side to be known as Billy Graham's daughter. It's a privilege.

- Anne Graham Lotz

Say I Write

When I write something, every word of it is meant. I can't say it enough.

- Anne Rice


When I grew up, you needed to have straight hair. It's symbolic of needing to be like everyone else, needing to look like everyone else. And what that meant was looking like the dominant ruling class in America.

- Anne Roiphe

Reason Satisfy

What is a philosophy? It Is an answer satisfactory to the reason to all the great problems of life. That is what is meant by philosophy. It must satisfy the reason, and it must show the unity underlying the endless diversity of the facts that science observes.

- Annie Besant

Joe Worrying

When I was a boy, I was a worrier, and so was my son, Joe. I used to tell him that worrying meant he had an imagination and that one day he'd be pleased.

- Anthony Browne

Constitution Means

The Constitution that I interpret and apply is not living, but dead, or as I prefer to call it, enduring. It means, today, not what current society, much less the court, thinks it ought to mean, but what it meant when it was adopted.

- Antonin Scalia

Constitution Living

I used to say that the Constitution is not a living document. It's dead, dead, dead. But I've gotten better. I no longer say that. The truth is that the Constitution is not one that morphs. It's an enduring Constitution, not a changing Constitution. That is what I've meant when I've said that the Constitution is dead.

- Antonin Scalia

Disease Which

When I was a child I had something called Perthes' Disease which meant I was on crutches, so I was bullied at school and all that sort of stuff.

- Antony Beevor

Stupid Took

To understand a word, we need to learn where it was born, what paths it took to reach where it is today, and how it has changed along the way. The word 'nice' is a positive word today, but hundreds of years ago, it meant 'stupid.'

- Anu Garg

Special Birthdays

Birthdays are meant for special occasions.

- Anupam Kher

Never Actress

I never meant to be an actress.

- Anushka Shetty

Through Some

The last thing I want is for people to go through the motions in life. We're all meant to do different things, but there's a lot of opportunity for us to do some great things.

- Apolo Ohno

Music Never

Elvis Presley's music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved - it spoke to me.

- Arne Glimcher

Anybody Sure

Well, I am not 100 percent sure of the definition of polemic, but it wasn't meant to convince anybody of anything.

- Art Spiegelman

Been Means

Democracy no longer means what it was meant to. It has been taken back into the workshop. Each of its institutions has been hollowed out, and it has been returned to us as a vehicle for the free market, of the corporations. For the corporations, by the corporations.

- Arundhati Roy

Work Country

Each person makes their own choice, but my spirit is meant to stay in Iran, especially with the work that I do, and with the emotional connection I have with the country - with all its difficulties, this is why I stay.

- Asghar Farhadi

Always Keeping

I was always taught that book keeping was more relevant than book reading. The only thing worth reading was meant to be a balance sheet.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Poor Were

Victorian values meant brutalizing people who were often poor.

- Charles Palliser

Journey Been

I've never conformed to what my record label has said and, yes, that has meant that it's been a long journey for me.

- Charli XCX

Emotions Making

My humor isn't meant to be mean or hurt anyone. But it's to make them uncomfortable and laugh. I like making people feel a different range of emotions. I like to make people a bit confused.

- Charlyne Yi

Give Definitely

I don't give up. I'm definitely meant to be an entrepreneur.

- Cheryl Yeoh

Think Next

Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.

- Chet Atkins

Big Which

We even had a different word for Christmas in my language, Bengali: Baradin, which literally meant 'big day.'

- Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Sure Grows

Social Security is meant to be - to make sure that no one who's worked hard and played by the rules and paid into the system grows old in poverty in America.

- Chris Christie

Very Notes

I had a very misguided notion of what 'network notes' were. I thought they were well-meant suggestions, perhaps urgently meant, but just suggestions nonetheless. And actually, they're demands. You have to do them, or you will not be paid.

- Chris Eigeman

Habits Lives

All of my work is meant to evoke a whole bunch of different layers of discord between the attraction and repulsion that we feel toward our consumer habits and our consumer lives.

- Chris Jordan

Having Which

I had managers approaching me in high school asking me if I wanted to act professionally, but to me, having to miss school to do that meant missing time with my friends, which was completely unacceptable.

- Chris Lowell

Meant To Be Poker

Poker is meant to be enjoyed.

- Chris Moneymaker

Reality Surreal

My ideas are not meant to suggest dreams or reality, but a surreal quality.

- Chris Van Allsburg

Felt Another

We decided to try in vitro, because both Peter and I felt we couldn't handle another failure. When I miscarried after that, we had to come to terms with the possibility that this wasn't meant to be.

- Christie Brinkley

Pregnancy Telling

After the first miscarriage, I tried to take the attitude that it was my body's way of telling me that this pregnancy wasn't meant to be.

- Christie Brinkley

Big Been

I had been on several shows that were meant to be the big ones, that would go on forever, and they didn't.

- Christina Hendricks

Think Happen

I think the fallacy is to think that Women's Liberation meant that men and women would become interchangeable. That has not happened, and most men and women would not want it to happen.

- Christina Hoff Sommers

Song Always

I've always loved 'Umbrella.' Funny enough, my ex-husband wrote that, and I'm not saying it was meant for me or anything - people will start twisting this - it is Rihanna's song! But I've always loved it.

- Christina Milian

Grateful Six

I have a lot to be grateful to L.A. for, but I overstayed my welcome by 28 years. I was only meant to be there for six months.

- Christine McVie

Law Doing

I no longer teach law. But when I did I advised my students that they should never accept a case if it meant that by doing so you couldn't sleep at night.

- Christopher Darden

Social Purely

The intercourse between the Mediterranean and the North or between the Atlantic and Central Europe was never purely economic or political; it also meant the exchange of knowledge and ideas and the influence of social institutions and artistic and literary forms.

- Christopher Dawson

Will Reduce

I am convinced that policies meant to reduce alleged carbon dioxide-induced global warming will be destructive.

- Christopher Monckton

Music Beautiful

Music is meant to be a beautiful thing.

- Chuck Mangione

Movie Projects

I would sign on for projects that were meant to shoot in July, and then they would postponed and they would bleed into the following semester, and then I'd take a semester off, and then the movie would collapse.

- Claire Danes

Love Like

I love skating so much and I feel like every time I step out onto the ice, that's what I'm meant to do.

- Clara Hughes

Always Outside

For me, football always meant that we came together as a family and, in the summer we played football outside.

- Claudia Schiffer

Whatsoever Telling

Any Arthurian enthusiast who has watched 'Merlin' has probably concluded that it's not accurate whatsoever - but, it's not meant to be. It's not meant to be a true telling. It's in a fantasy setting, it's really concentrating on the fantasy element.

- Colin Morgan

Congress Opposing

I've tried to maintain my independence in Congress. Sometimes that has meant opposing my own party leaders.

- Collin C. Peterson

London Want

I met Ne-Yo in London. I sang for him and he said, 'I want to sign you.' It was amazing - it meant my name was buzzing around the industry and I got to meet lots of different labels.

- Conor Maynard

Rather Easy-Going

Traditionally, wake-up calls are meant to wake you up rather than send you to sleep: the clue is in the wording. But those who talk of wake-up calls tend to have an easy-going way with words.

- Craig Brown

Battle Leukemia

If I missed a game, that meant I was losing the battle. I'm not going to let leukemia affect me.

- Craig Sager

Bus Sold

I mangle phrases constantly. The other day I was chatting with my boyfriend and I said to him, 'He really sold him under the bus.' And he said, 'I think you meant 'threw him under the bus,' or 'sold him up the river.'

- Cristin Milioti

Wired Extension

I wanted to do something as an extension of my passion for music. My aim for the STREET by 50 On-Ear Wired Headphone range is to present music as it's meant to be heard, in studio-mastered sound.

- Curtis Jackson

Became Nevertheless

Title IX came along and changed a lot of things for the better, but nevertheless, it meant that money became more important.

- Dan Jenkins

Catholic Church

As for the depiction of the Catholic church, it's not meant to be a prediction.

- Dan Simmons

Worry Been

All that money stuff was so strange; all it ever meant to me was freedom from worry. I'm happier now than I've ever been but I still wish I had that money.

- Dana Plato

Finger Brothers

I never had little brothers, so I was totally not used to hearing a lot of cussing at a young age! I learned what 'pull my finger' meant the hard way.

- Danica McKellar

My Life New

Publication in 'The New Yorker' meant everything, and it's no exaggeration to say that it changed my life.

- Daniel Alarcon