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Total Quotes : 335
Away Becoming

A lot of cable television is shot on a single camera. Our eyes are more trained to that. It takes the camera off the crane, away from observing the action, to becoming a character in the story along with everyone else. People are getting used to that.

- A. J. Bowen

Words Want

I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.

- Aaliyah

Business Fact

My father was trained as a saddler, but in fact as a young man worked in his father's business of rearing and selling cattle, so he grew up in the countryside.

- Aaron Klug

Whenever Auditions

I trained myself, whenever I walk into auditions, to hate everyone in the room.

- Adam Driver

Training Doing

I believe I can get faster because I have trained for it, and I'm doing faster times I've ever done in training.

- Adam Peaty

Deal Big

A decent man who doesn't consider himself a bigot can indeed be trained to behave like a bigot if he welcomes feedback exclusively from those who consider bigotry no big deal or, indeed, an attribute to be admired.

- Adam-Troy Castro

Algeria South

I can say now: all the combatants who participated in the fight for freedom in South America came to Algeria; it's from there that all those who fought left. We trained them, we arranged for the weapons to reach them, we created networks.

- Ahmed Ben Bella

Habits Been

Yeah, but you need an experienced radio veteran who is a liberal advocate. And there just hadn't been any radio that did that. And so they weren't trained - they had developed all these bad habits of being objective and balanced and stuff like that.

- Al Franken

Projects Films

Sometimes people get really sniffy about the films you choose if you've done more dramatic projects or you're classically trained.

- Alan Cumming

Never Anything

I was never trained for anything.

- Alan Ladd

Children Other

Our children were trained to look after each other.

- Alan Ladd

London Could

In 2008, Pistorius was the only guy who could run under 22 seconds at 200 m. So I said I would run as fast as that in London. I practised; I trained.

- Alan Oliveira

Been Shape

We wanted to be in great shape, we wanted to be able to cope with zero gravity, we wanted to be able to cope with accelerations and decelerations and so on. So all of us trained so that we were probably in the best physical condition we had ever been in up until that point.

- Alan Shepard

Thought Other

I thought foolishly that Freudian psychoanalysis was deeper and more intensive than other, more directive forms of therapy, so I was trained in it and practiced it.

- Albert Ellis

Through Been

For me personally, the way I've been trained, just through life experience - the harder something is, the harder you have to work for it, the more worthwhile it is, and you just have to know that going in.

- Aldis Hodge

Country Perfectly

A democracy which makes or even effectively prepares for modern, scientific war must necessarily cease to be democratic. No country can be really well prepared for modern war unless it is governed by a tyrant, at the head of a highly trained and perfectly obedient bureaucracy.

- Aldous Huxley

Monstrous Another

What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.

- Aldous Huxley

Happen Practically

It does not just happen. It is disclosed by science that practically one-half of trained intellectual resources are being mobilized for murderous purposes.

- Alva Myrdal

Most Were

Most managers were trained to be the thing they most despise - bureaucrats.

- Alvin Toffler

Career Dancers

A lot of professional dancers become professional when they turn 15 or 16 years old, when they're still children. So you've trained every single waking moment up until that point for a career that could maybe only last 10 years, maybe longer if your body holds up, if your injuries are kept at bay.

- Amanda Schull

Actor Films

I don't use any techniques; I'm not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films.

- Amitabh Bachchan

Marathon Side

I trained for the marathon. I run along the East River, and I used to run all the way down Manhattan, up the West Side and back home.

- Amy Carlson

Time Long Time

I trained together with Jacare for a long time.

- Anderson Silva

Dancer Freestyle

I was a freestyle dancer; I wasn't trained.

- Andrea Arnold

I Am Stunt

I am a trained, professional stunt driver. I'm a great driver.

- Andrea Parker

Leave Too

I really don't have much respect for the people who live their lives motivated by an exit strategy existing, being performed. There was no option that we were trained in that says, 'If it gets too hard, get up and leave.'

- Andy Grove

Social Policing

Just as in policing there is an emphasis on civilians to help with paperwork, we must free up trained and experienced social workers to focus on children, not bureaucracy.

- Andy Sawford

Strong Gun

When you choose the sword over a gun, just like Green Arrow chooses an arrow over a gun and Catwoman chooses a whip over a gun, you have to be highly skilled and highly trained. I can grab Green Arrow's bow, but I'm not strong enough to shoot it. I can grab Catwoman's whip, but have you ever tried to whip a whip? It's not easy.

- Ann Nocenti

Purpose Think

Because of my Calvinistic upbringing, I was trained to think that what you do has to have a purpose.

- Anselm Kiefer

Small Choosing

Engel & Volkers real estate advisors are specifically - and continuously - trained to understand and handle the needs of property transactions in the premium segments of their markets. We keep our shops small, with truly talented professionals who are choosing Engel & Volkers because of the extensive connections and support we provide them.

- Anthony Hitt

Song Singer

I'm not a trained musician or singer, but I can turn out a song.

- Anthony Newley

Think Large

I feel a responsibility to myself, and not so much for the world at large. Because of my Calvinistic upbringing, I was trained to think that what you do has to have a purpose.

- Anton Corbijn

Old Satisfying

You are never too old for applause. What's satisfying is that I'm being appreciated for what I was trained for.

- Anupam Kher

Stopped Iran

Terrorists are trained in Syria, and weapons come from Iran and Syria, and I believe that's something that should be stopped.

- Ariel Sharon

Doing Over

I don't do anything on stage that allows me to become a trained seal, where you're just doing the same thing over and over.

- Arlo Guthrie

Generations Been

Our enemies are Medes and Persians, men who for centuries have lived soft and luxurious lives; we of Macedon for generations past have been trained in the hard school of danger and war. Above all, we are free men, and they are slaves.

- Arrian

Love Having

Having trained as a dancer growing up, I love any dance related events.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

Dress Idea

When you look at the runway now, the girls are 15 and 16 years old with no knowledge of clothes, no idea how to project themselves. I was trained how to show off the dress, how to move to make the clothes look better.

- China Machado

Choose I Think

I think, actually, any morality system that rewards only the extremes is a flawed system. Players don't approach life that way, they don't approach games that way, and they shouldn't be trained to approach games that way. They shouldn't be in the 'Star Wars' mode where, 'I've got to choose every good option.'

- Chris Avellone

Studio Nine

When it comes to classic Disney, I've got it in my DNA. I mean, the guy who trained me, the man who mentored me when I first came to the Studio was Eric Larson, one of Walt's Nine Old Men.

- Chris Buck

Think Been

I really don't care what people think of me. I've got my family. I've got my friends. Yes, I have been trained to be a little more aggressive if I need to be, but I don't go around thumping people.

- Chris Kyle

Arizona Musical

I was a musical theater major at the University of Arizona. And I primarily trained with Marsha Bagwell. It was a classical program, so we did Chekov and Moliere and a lot of Shakespeare.

- Christine Woods

Recognize Observer

Knowledge is what we get when an observer, preferably a scientifically trained observer, provides us with a copy of reality that we can all recognize.

- Christopher Lasch

Gun How

I do know how to fire a machine gun, so be warned! I'm trained!

- Claire Danes

Think I Think

I was classically trained in operetta from about age 4, I think.

- Clare Bowen

Being Shake

I'm being trained to shake the bon-bon appropriately.

- Clay Aiken

Admit After

I'm a trained lawyer, after all, so I don't have to admit to anything.

- Clive Anderson


I trained as a classical guitarist but that was it.

- Colin Greenwood

Olympic Could

I trained with a few Olympic runners and jumpers. Just to try to get a little bit faster, a little bit better. Anything I could do to try to get a little bit better and stay ahead of the competition.

- Colin Kaepernick

Pain Conquer

I've never formally trained for pain management, but I have a good understanding of how to conquer it. I just analyze the pain, feel it in the moment, and then mentally become numb to it.

- Criss Angel

Always Period

I'm always keeping an eye out for a period piece. I was trained in theatre, so most of the things we did were classical - Shakespeare, Moliere, and Chekhov.

- Dagmara Dominczyk


I trained in the theatre.

- Danny Boyle

Cost Became

My hero Socrates trained Plato on a rock. How much did that cost? So the greatest minds in history became the greatest minds in history without spending a lot of money.

- Dave Brat

Work Think

Too often, hospital staff are incented by management to get work done without worrying about care, and clinicians are too often not even trained to think about care.

- Dave deBronkart

Lose Been

I never wanted to lose out on an acting job and wonder if I hadn't been trained enough.

- David Alan Grier

City Brought

My parents were born and brought up in New York City. My father was trained as an electrical engineer, and my mother was an elementary school teacher. They were the children of Jewish immigrants who had come to the United States from England and Lithuania in the late 1800s.

- David Lee

Pretty Been

I had been writing for about twelve years. I knew pretty well how you could find things out, but I had never been trained in an academic way how to go about the research.

- David McCullough

Depend Specialized

HIV/AIDs patients depend on highly trained, specialized physicians. Each and every patient has a unique combination of retrovirals they depend on to keep them alive.

- David Mixner

Never Actor

I was an accidental actor. I was never formally trained.

- David Soul

Young Big

There were certain young actors I had trained with at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art who had always got the big parts and I was always the spear-carrier. Suddenly the roles were reversed and I couldn't understand why, and nor could they.

- David Warner

Jazz Been

I'm a classically trained jazz pianist - I've been playing since I was 3 years old.

- Daya

Been WWE

I've been around in WWE for quite a while now and before that had - even in Florida - I've been all around the world and seen every type of style in opponent; the way I was trained and stuff, I got a lot more tricks up my sleeve.

- Dean Ambrose

World Equipped

The U.S. Armed Forces are the best trained, best equipped fighting forces in the world.

- Jim Walsh

Game About

It's less about the physical training, in the end, than it is about the mental preparation: boxing is a chess game. You have to be skilled enough and have trained hard enough to know how many different ways you can counterattack in any situation, at any moment.

- Jimmy Smits

Always Been

I've never trained as an actor. I've always thought I'm not a good actor. I've been told I'm not a good actor by a lot of people.

- Jo Brand

Remember When

I wasn't actually trained by my mother, she said she never taught me but she was a great singer herself and I can't remember when I didn't listen to her sing and imitate her.

- Joan Sutherland

Advice Fact

If a kid is being bullied at school, my advice to them is to punch the bully in the face. The government can create as many boards, commissions, and informational sessions on sensitivity that it wants. The fact is, we still have bullies, and we still have victims who are trained not to stand up for themselves.

- Joe Wurzelbacher

Suicide Terrorists

The way the terrorist is trained to operate, especially the suicide terrorists, makes punishment and the threat of punishment far less valuable to those who would prevent the crime.

- John Ashcroft

Very Dad

My brother and I were born in an Irish county called Tipperary. We were both very math- and science-inclined in high school. My dad trained as an electrical engineer, and my mom is in microbiology.

- John Collison

World Armies

ISIS is a battle-hardened, highly trained organization that is well-funded. They're one of the strongest armies in the world for their size.

- John Fleming


Cartoonists are untrained artists, while illustrators are more trained.

- John Kricfalusi

Independence Enjoy

Bread without flesh is a good diet, as on many botanical excursions I have proved. Tea also may easily be ignored. Just bread and water and delightful toil is all I need - not unreasonably much, yet one ought to be trained and tempered to enjoy life in these brave wilds in full independence of any particular kind of nourishment.

- John Muir

Change Incremental

Managers are trained to make incremental, programmatic improvements. They aren't trained to lead large-scale change.

- John P. Kotter

Student Deacon

I was baptized as an infant. I was confirmed as an adolescent; I was active in my church's youth group and in my university student group. I was married before the church's altar; trained at the church's seminaries, ordained deacon and priest at age 24.

- John Shelby Spong

Below Clowns

Writers are a little below clowns and a little above trained seals.

- John Steinbeck

Through Flavors

I am classically trained in French pastry, but I am American and have a natural curiosity and playfulness that comes through in my cooking. I like to present flavors that people are familiar with in unique combinations and forms that may surprise them.

- Johnny Iuzzini

Some Brought

I was trained as a neurologist, and then I went into the theater, and if you're brought up to think of yourself as a biological scientist of some sort, pretty well everything else seems frivolous by comparison.

- Jonathan Miller

Right Which

An able, disinterested, public-spirited press, with trained intelligence to know the right and courage to do it, can preserve that public virtue without which popular government is a sham and a mockery.

- Joseph Pulitzer

London Actor

I trained as an actor in London and went to Mountview Conservatory, as it was called then, and lived there for eleven years.

- Josh Dallas

Straight Dramatist

I was trained as a straight dramatist.

- Josh Gad

Through Carolina

When I went through Marine boot camp in Paris Island, South Carolina, we actually did have bayonets that we trained with.

- Josh Mandel

Woman Brought

It's heavy, but I am able to carry it. Why? Because I'm an African woman. An African woman carries heavy loads anyway. That's how we are trained; we are brought up that nothing is unbearable. I use that now, positively. I use that now to have the thick skin that I have, and not fear, and move forward, and push; and push forward.

- Joyce Banda

Woman Brought

An African woman carries heavy loads anyway. That's how we are trained; we are brought up that nothing is unbearable. I use that now, positively. I use that now to have the thick skin that I have, and not fear, and move forward, and push; and push forward.

- Joyce Banda

My Life Lucky

When I gave birth to my fourth child, I suffered from post partum hemorrhaging. I almost lost my life. I was lucky to be under the care of trained health care personnel. I started wondering then what was happening to women in rural villages.

- Joyce Banda

Always Keen

I trained as a designer, so I'm always terribly keen about what I'm going to look like.

- Judi Dench

Education Became

I trained as a singer before I was an actor. I was a kid singer, I went to theater and choir school, and then I got music scholarships throughout my education. And that's what I was going to do. And then I took a left turn and went to drama school and became an actor.

- Julian Ovenden

Like Deal

I don't approach anything I do like an academic. I'm not trained, and I work with intuition a great deal.

- Juliette Lewis

Television Some

I was at a luncheon; and some cameras were trained on us. I don't know whether they were for television or not. You know how little I know about cameras.

- June Allyson

Piano She

My wife is a classically trained piano player, and she also orchestrates.

- Atticus Ross

I Think Been

Women have been trained in our culture and society to ask for what we want instead of taking what we want. We've been really indoctrinated with this culture of permission. I think it's true for women, and I think it's true for people of color. It's historic, and it's unfortunate and has somehow become part of our DNA. But that time has passed.

- Ava DuVernay

Been Very

Men aren't the way they are because they want to drive women crazy; they've been trained to be that way for thousands of years. And that training makes it very difficult for men to be intimate.

- Barbara De Angelis

Fiction Novelists

I know I'm a rare person, a trained scientist who writes fiction, because so few contemporary novelists engage with science.

- Barbara Kingsolver

Rather Large

I'm just saying if you want to reach large audiences, then rely on professionals, meaning people who are in the industry and are trained for it, rather than just idiot savants.

- Barry Diller

Dance Floor Rip

I'm not classically trained or anything, but I'll rip up a dance floor.

- Beau Mirchoff

Work Go

When I decided I wanted to go to drama school, I realized that a lot of the actors whose careers I really admire and whose work I really admire were English and English trained. I felt there was a real vocational feel to work in the U.K.

- Ben Schnetzer

Nose Elbow

I trained in combat, sword fighting, horse riding... It's empowering knowing that I can a break man's nose with my elbow.

- Gwendoline Christie

Middle Going

I trained as a theater actor and you had a bare stage and you had to pretend, one prop and you are in the middle of 8th Ave. and traffic is just going by.

- Benicio Del Toro

Evidence Deny

We have evidence that a number of Bahrainis who oppose our government are being trained in Syria. I have seen the files and we have notified the Syrian authorities, but they deny any involvement.

- Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa

However One Aspect

Patients want to be seen as people. For me, the person's life comes first; the disease is simply one aspect of it, which I can guide my patients to use as a redirection in their lives. When doctors look at their patients, however, they are trained to see only the disease.

- Bernie Siegel

Over Holy

I knew the profanity used up and down my street would not go over the air... So I trained myself to say 'Holy Cow' instead.

- Harry Caray