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

The Only Thing

Total Quotes : 265

Singing is my entire life. I nearly lost that. I am so blessed to be able to do this. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do.

- Aaron Neville

About Put

If anything, I was a prodigious eater of everything that was put in front of me. That was probably the only thing my parents wouldn't complain about.

- Adam Mansbach

My Life Old

I am no David Beckham. I have not changed my life since I was 15 years old. My family is the only thing that has changed for me.

- Adolfo Cambiaso

Here Brazil

If you look around Brazil you see pregnant women everywhere. Here you don't see that as much. There the only thing they do is babies, babies, babies! Especially the poor families.

- Adriana Lima

Prove Crowd

The only thing you can do to lead a crowd is prove your passion to them.

- Afrojack


Filmmaking, I often like to say, is like Russian roulette. You never know what you'll get. The only thing you can do is find solace in the fact that, irrespective of the film's response, you work hard to make the money you do.

- Ajith Kumar


The only thing that's changed is the competitiveness of the series. It's only become harder to win in our series as the years have gone by. Competition breeds good things, and that's what's happened here.

- Al Unser


The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

- Albert Einstein

Go Go Home

If I worked as a waiter, I'd go home and write songs and record them. I'd have to. It's the only thing I know how to do. It's the only thing I can do.

- Albert Hammond, Jr.

Main Thing

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

- Albert Schweitzer

Love Music

The only thing I'm really, truly good at is music - I just love it.

- Alessia Cara


I'm a working writer; this is my job. So it matters to me that it's good. I sweat over every word. I don't just vomit this stuff up. It's agony. The only thing that comes close is childbirth, except it's like being in labor for eighteen months.

- Alexandra Fuller

Give Could

Either you give in, or you fight. That's all I know, being where I'm from. You fight for what you want. You go after what you want. The only thing I could do was give up or keep fighting for what I wanted in life.

- Allen Iverson

Long Use

Actors are like Swiss Army knives - we're ready to use any lever at any moment. But I learned long ago that, unfortunately, this industry only sees the one thing sticking out that they know us from, and that's the only thing they can imagine.

- Allison Williams

Simple Run

The simple model of a bridge is great, and you could not build a bridge without understanding it well. But if you're actually building the bridge, you need to know the site. A lot of economics is like that: When prices go up, demand is gonna go down. You can't forget that and run your economy. But it's not the only thing you need to know.

- Alvin E. Roth

Ride About

The beautiful thing about baseball is that anything can happen. It's like life in that way. As soon as you think you have it all figured out, something happens that makes you realize - you know nothing. The only thing that's guaranteed is that it will be an exciting ride.

- Alyssa Milano


No, I'm not a nerd. The only thing I nerd out about is psychology magazines.

- Amber Nash

Queen Like

I'm completely anti-establishment; the only thing I like about the Queen are her scarves and her jewels.

- Anita Pallenberg

Own Away

It is a comfortable feeling to know that you stand on your own ground. Land is about the only thing that can't fly away.

- Anthony Trollope

Screw Peg

Cham is the only thing to screw one up when one is down a peg.

- Anthony Trollope

Doing Shop

When I have supped too heavily of an evening, I drink in the morning a large number of cups of coffee, and that as hot as I can drink it, so that the sweat breaks out on me, and if by so doing I can't restore my body, a whole apothecary's shop couldn't do much, and that is the only thing I have done for years when I have felt a fever.

- Antonie van Leeuwenhoek


The only thing that makes sense is if the universe is beautiful and simple and elegant.

- Antony Garrett Lisi

Explain Dad

I had a ton of energy, ran around like crazy - more than a handful for my dad. I was crazy. Dad barely handled it. I was never diagnosed ADHD or anything like that, but I'm pretty sure I had it when I was younger. It's the only thing that would explain me getting into trouble all the time.

- Apolo Ohno

How Use

The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis.

- Arthur Adamov

I Am Afraid

The only thing I am afraid of is fear.

- Arthur Wellesley

Now Very

I'm very resilient. The only thing I'm missing right now are abs.

- Artie Lange

Forced Out

The only thing that my fans expect out of me is for it to be natural and not forced. They know me really well, and the moment I start to force something and pretend to be something I'm not, they're gonna pick up on it. They'll literally call me out on Twitter, like, 'Charlie, this is not you.'

- Charlie Puth


The only thing that I can do is know that I have great confidence in raising children and being a great mother.

- Cheryl Tiegs

Like About

What I like about Americans is if it's good music, that's the only thing that matters.

- Chet Faker

Over About

The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don't have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.

- Chris Pine


Many of my students assume that government protection is the only thing ensuring decent wages for most American workers. But basic economics shows that competition between employers for workers can be very effective at preventing businesses from misbehaving.

- Christina Romer

Give Only

The only thing an adult can give a child is time.

- Chuck Jones

Book Feel

I feel sorry for people who have to edit me. Which is why book writing is by far the most enjoyable. Really the only thing it's based on is whether it's good or not. No book editor, in my experience, is getting a manuscript and try to rewrite it.

- Chuck Klosterman

War Cold

The only thing that kept the Cold War cold was the mutual deterrence afforded by nuclear weapons.

- Chung Mong-joon

Son I Think

I think, you know, it was something that I really wanted. I wanted so much to have a son or daughter. We adopted a son. And it was just the most wonderful thing. I think the only thing that was difficult for both Maury and myself were the sleepless nights.

- Connie Chung

Life Other

I try to combine my work with my family, that's what I aspire to. I don't say that's the only thing. It's not all work and family, because otherwise you would be saying no to the many other things in life and there are many other things.

- Connie Nielsen


The only thing that is obscene is censorship.

- Craig Bruce

About Cent

We didn't talk about the decision at all, which was great, just to get together as friends. The only thing he said to me was 'It's your decision. Just do what you have to do and I will back you 100 per cent.

- Craig Stevens

Now Only

Now is the only thing that exists.

- Dan Fogelberg

Paint Could

All I could do at school was paint and draw and that was the only time I ever passed any exam. It was the only thing I ever got right at school.

- David Bailey

Art School

The only thing they can't teach you at art school is art.

- David Bailey

Art Movie

The only thing approaching art in a movie is the script.

- David Bailey

Save Very

Art is the only thing that can save me from my opinions about the world. I tend to get very worked up about what I see going on, and I feel, you know, impotent to make the kind of changes and the kind of difference that I would like to make.

- David Dobkin

Alive Only

Writing with you is the only thing that keeps me alive.

- David Hackworth

My Life

'Via Dolorosa' is the only thing I have ever acted in my life, professionally, and I'll never act again.

- David Hare

Solar Other

The only thing that really scales up apart from nuclear is solar power from other people's deserts.

- David J. C. MacKay


The only thing I'm allergic to is criticism.

- David Lee Roth

Doing Bring

I have found that the only thing that does bring you happiness is doing something good for somebody who is incapable of doing it for themselves.

- David Letterman

Kid TV

I didn't watch much TV as a kid and I don' t watch it now. I don' t find anything beautiful or unique to the medium, and the only thing you can do on TV that you can't do in film is make a continuing story - which is so cool!

- David Lynch

I Wish Made

The only thing I wish I had kept were all the peace beads, because in the 1960s people made these and hung them at protests and it was a wonderful thing.

- David Selby

Kid Had

At only 20 years old I got married. I was still a kid myself, but in those times, if you got someone pregnant, you had no choice but to get married. So I left school and the only thing I could do was sing.

- David Soul

Faith Will

The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to believe that it is possible.

- David Viscott

Week Next

The only thing that scares me in the tech area is that it moves so fast that you have to be ready to invest in 20 things. Because if you just invest in one, next week, somebody has a better mousetrap, and you get taken to the cleaners.

- Daymond John

Big About

I'm a big eater. I mean, a lot of my stand-up is about food, and you write about what you know, and that's the only thing I know. I don't know anything else.

- Jim Gaffigan

About CEO

The only thing worse than a coach or CEO who doesn't care about his people is one who pretends to care. People can spot a phony every time.

- Jimmy Johnson

Miami Only

The only thing that keeps me in Miami is my husband.

- Joanna Krupa


I believe that worrying about the problems plaguing our planet without taking steps to confront them is absolutely irrelevant. The only thing that changes this world is taking action.

- Jody Williams

Years Meant

I played for 18 years, but the only thing that meant anything to me was the World Series.

- Joe Torre

Far Fail

The only thing Google has failed to do, so far, is fail.

- John Battelle

Other Scale

Collaboration to me is... my favorite collaboration in the theatre is the collaboration between the actors and the audience because it's just that thing that happens when the only thing left that is left on the human scale is that human beings come to look at other human beings act out stories.

- John Benjamin Hickey

Only Ever

Drumming was the only thing I was ever good at.

- John Bonham


The only thing that exists is torment, lyricism, and the magnificence of language.

- John C. Hawkes

About Been

The only thing I'm nervous about is talking to guests like human beings, because all of my interviews so far have been attacking people. I have a genuine concern about sitting across from an actor whose movies I obviously haven't seen.

- John Oliver


Prior to Elephant I'd taken about six years of acting classes in Portland, but there's not a huge market there. The only thing we have is commercial stuff, and that didn't really appeal to me. So this is really a dream come true.

- John Robinson

East Lot

Things that are unique and rare will cost a lot of money. Houses in East Hampton and Malibu will cost a lot of money because there just aren't that many of them. The value of sports has appreciated because it's the only thing that people have to watch live.

- John Skipper


People don't understand the devastation the murder of a child does to someone. Eighty percent of parents of murdered children wind up in divorce. The only thing you have in common is that horrible sadness. You can't see the joy of your previous life.

- John Walsh

Doing Being

I am doing things that are true to me. The only thing I have a problem with is being labeled.

- Johnny Depp

New More

I also feel that the only thing more gratifying than working with someone who you've worked well with is working with someone new and coming up with something great.

- Jonathan Demme

Only Poem

The only thing you can really say in a poem is what you really, really deeply believe.

- Jonathan Galassi

Doing Which

Ummm... well, the only thing I want to do is stuff with people who care about what they're doing, which sounds obvious, but it's really not.

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Doing Want

The only thing I want to do is stuff with people who care about what they're doing.

- Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Kind Some

And the only thing to do with a sin is to confess, do penance and then, after some kind of decent interval, ask for forgiveness.

- Joseph J. Ellis

Chili Some

The only thing I've ever wanted to do is really make people happy, offer some sort of positivity with music that I've written. The Chili Peppers do that for people. They're already established. I still want something that came out of me, and out of my heart.

- Josh Klinghoffer

Like Read

I notice when I'm on these trips, I read like mad. It's the only thing that seems to center me, bring me back to remembering who I am. Or forgetting who I am!

- Judith Guest

Say Like

The only thing I can say is that I like people; I like human beings with their faults and with their strengths.

- Jurgen Klopp

Love Feel

The only thing I'm looking for in life is incredible passion and honest love, no matter what options are on the table. All I really operate on is the way I feel in my heart when it comes to love.

- Aubrey O'Day

Best Guns

'Appetite for Destruction' was the only thing written with lyrics and melody fitting the guitar parts at the same time. After that, I got a barrage of guitar songs that I was supposed to put words to, and I don't know if that was the best thing for Guns.

- Axl Rose

About Wear

I got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality.

- Barbra Streisand

Stage Only

The only thing I miss on stage is the falsetto.

- Barry Gibb

Book Drinks

The poems were the only thing I wrote that was not for everyone else. Then my editors at Penguin, who were also friends and had seen several of them, aggressively urged me to do a book. Editors can be aggressive, especially after drinks. That's how 'Beyond This Dark House' appeared.

- Guy Gavriel Kay

Gun Going

The only thing that's going to free Huey is gun powder.

- H. Rap Brown

Star More

The only thing more intimidating than a huge international film star is your mother-in-law.

- Benjamin Walker


I try as hard as I know how to keep my reader relating on a broad level so I don't lead her someplace where she thinks that's the only thing that could cause insecurity.

- Beth Moore


The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.

- Harold Coffin

Love Still

I'm still kinda old-school. We're twittering, and we're all twitterers. And we write tweets. The only thing I don't love is twits.

- Biz Stone

Only Edible

The only thing you can do to make catfish edible is fry them.

- Blake Shelton

Sports Sell

Don't sell yourself short because without that you can't go far in life because after sports the only thing you know is sports and you can't do anything else with that.

- Bo Jackson

Small Save

At first, the only thing that I learned was to save. Then I learned about mutual fund, then later on direct stock investments. I also went into small businesses and even real estate.

- Bo Sanchez

Sound Had

When I was filming 'Lost,' we'd be in the jungle. The only thing we had to contend with was the sound of the ocean. That was it, really.

- Henry Ian Cusick

Over Only

Stand-up is the only thing I have complete control over. There's something to be said for that.

- Bobby Lee

Doing About

I come from an improv background, so the one thing I know when I'm doing 'Chozen' is that whatever he's doing at that exact moment is the only thing he's thinking about, and he will do it until he's conquered it.

- Bobby Moynihan


When I was coming up, we weren't trying to get a hit or get paid, we were just trying to do our thing. The only thing we were really trying to do was to be recognized for our originality.

- Bootsy Collins

Men Which

Inconsistency is the only thing in which men are consistent.

- Horace Smith


The only thing holding us back is ourselves.

- Brad Henry

Seal About

People think SEALs are cold-blooded, heartless, wound-up, brainwashed killers. They imagine you can just point a SEAL in a direction and say, 'Go kill.' The truth is you're talking about a bunch of kind-hearted, jovial guys. The only thing that separates them is mental toughness.

- Howard E. Wasdin

Focus Our

I believe the only thing that we really have control over is our attitude. If we focus on the positive things in our lives and learn how to cope with all the surprises, we will be happier people.

- Brandon Jenner

Only Makes

The only thing that makes me uncomfortable is when people that do drink, don't drink around me.

- Brantley Gilbert

Play Almost

The notion that Western religions are more rigid than those of Asia is overdrawn. Ours is the most permissive society history has ever known - almost the only thing that is forbidden now is to forbid - and Asian teachers and their progeny play up to this propensity by soft-pedaling Hinduism's, Buddhism's, Sufism's rules.

- Huston Smith


When our governments want to sell us a course of action, they do it by making sure it's the only thing on the agenda, the only thing everyone's talking about. And they pre-load the ensuing discussion with highly selected images, devious and prejudicial language, dubious linkages, weak or false 'intelligence' and selected 'leaks.'

- Brian Eno

Only Cook

The only thing I can cook is Welsh rarebit.

- Ian Rush