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Total Quotes : 779
Year Began

I figure that that has a ten year cycle. At the end of that ten years, I began to get worried that I would run into what is known as the writer's block, the feeling of not being able to do these things.

- A. E. van Vogt

Even Times

There are times I can't even figure myself out.

- Aaliyah

Muslim Distinction

I figure if people don't want to make the distinction between a Muslim and a terrorist, then why should I make a distinction between good scared white people and racists?

- Aasif Mandvi

Think Best Way

I think, as you grow older, you have figure out the best way to utilize not only your body but your skill.

- Abby Wambach

Need High-Quality

We need to build systems that can automatically figure out what's high quality and what's not, and encourage users to contribute high-quality content. There's a lot of technical challenges in that.

- Adam D'Angelo

Learn Study

I'm extremely fascinated by marriage. I want to study marriage. I want to learn about it. I want to know it. I want to figure out whether or not I want to do it. I'm not just going to leap into it, because that's not good for anybody.

- Adam Levine

Through Good Story

From earliest times, humans - explorers and thinkers - have wanted to figure out the shape of their world. Forever, the way we've done that is through storytelling. It is difficult to let the truth get in the way of a good story.

- Adam Savage

Records Rely

I don't rely on my figure to sell records.

- Adele

Work Which

Figure skating is not a hobby. It's my work, which I want to do, and do well.

- Adelina Sotnikova

Olympic Yes

Yes, I am the Olympic champion, but this is not the end of it. I want all the gold that there is out there, everything that exists in figure skating. In all events, in all competitions.

- Adelina Sotnikova

Some Very

Some companies have a very well-defined program that they bring young people into to help them figure out what they really like to do to get them exposure to senior management early.

- Adena Friedman

Some Based

Being a public figure, you cannot make everyone happy. Some people will criticise your actions, and I cannot stop expressing my opinion based on that.

- Adnan Sami

Critical Symbolic

To the media, I have become a symbolic figure, critical of China. According to the government, I am a dangerous threat.

- Ai Weiwei

Audience Hours

At readings, audience members sometimes ask if I keep writing past the two hours if I'm on a roll, but I don't. I figure that if I'm on a roll, it's partially because I know I'm about to stop.

- Aimee Bender

Always Through

No matter where you are or where you grow up, you always go through the same awkward moments of being a teenager and growing up and trying to figure out who you are.

- Aimee Teegarden

Everyone Dedicated

I really appreciate that: to walk into an environment where everyone is serious and dedicated to creating the best performance possible and challenging themselves to figure out the most interesting way to approach the work.

- Aja Naomi King

Within Projects

We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally.

- Ajay Naidu

Rest Over

I figure lots of predictions is best. People will forget the ones I get wrong and marvel over the rest.

- Alan Cox

Truth Most

Most liberal democracies don't try to figure out what the truth is.

- Alan Dershowitz

War Mirrors

What you get in the Cold War is 'the wilderness of mirrors' where you have to figure out what's good and what's evil. That's good for John le Carre, but not me.

- Alan Furst

Rest Last

If you can last until you're 40 years old, hopefully you'll be mature enough to figure out the rest of the years.

- Alan Jackson

Success Better

If you can figure out my success on the screen, you're a better man than I.

- Alan Ladd

Manager Team Spirit

Basically, a manager is a father figure to 20 or 25 blokes. It's about trying to get the best out of them and creating team spirit.

- Alan Shearer

Need Anybody

There were websites erected to figure out how to kill Alanis. I just do not need to see this; it's not good for anybody.

- Alanis Morissette

Play Going

Well, you know, with every character, if you're going to expose yourself, you've got to figure out every detail that you're going to play. So there's no character that you can just go put on his shirt and be fully prepared.

- Albert Brooks

Deal Mob

I'd rather deal with a Mob guy shaking hands on a deal than a Hollywood lawyer, who, the minute you get the contract signed, is trying to figure out how to screw you.

- Albert S. Ruddy

Perfect Man Lives

No single man can be taken as a model for a perfect figure, for no man lives on earth who is endowed with the whole of beauty.

- Albrecht Durer

Think Often

Often, as teens, we think we know everything, but actually we're just trying to figure life out, and we don't know much at all.

- Alessia Cara

Destiny Great Story

'I Am Number Four' is a great story about a guy who's trying to find his destiny and figure out who he is and his identity.

- Alex Pettyfer

Advice Financial

A financial plan is a way to take all of the money advice you come across and figure out how it applies to your specific financial situation.

- Alexa Von Tobel

Thoughts Felt

Even when I was saying I was Agnostic and trying to figure out my thoughts, I felt God was allowing me to do that.

- Alfre Woodard

Always Other

As actors, we are always playing other characters. It's so exhausting and time consuming to figure them out, so when you get the time to be yourself, you should take it.

- Alia Bhatt

Like Father Figure

Mitch Hurwitz was like a father figure to me. He was so sweet, and he's just so smart.

- Alia Shawkat

Attractive Been

My secret world had been invaded, and the attractive figure of Tiptree - he did strike several people as attractive - was revealed as nothing but an old lady in Virginia.

- Alice Hastings Bradley

Art Always

Even in times when it's difficult to figure out, how do you go forward, art - and books - always help.

- Alice Hoffman

Been Certainly

The landlord of colonial days may not have been the greatest man in town, but he was certainly the best-known, often the most popular, and ever the most picturesque and cheerful figure.

- Alice Morse Earle


Movies alone have the hideous capacity to do everything for you. So in directing movies, you have to figure how to leave things out - because when you leave things out, you evoke the imaginative participation of the audience.

- Alison Owen

Doing Participation

The greatest filmmakers are not the ones who put everything in; they're the ones who can figure things to leave out, and in doing so, invite your participation.

- Alison Owen

Had Gotta

You gotta do what you gotta do. And I had to figure that out, and I used to - I couldn't stand the media, but I realized they have a job. They gotta do what they have to do.

- Allen Iverson

Career Been

I figure if I have one false start every ten or 12 years that I've been running, I probably won't false start again during my career.

- Allen Johnson

Heat Basement

Last year, I made a refrigerator in my basement. And I needed to because I needed to figure how - you know there is no such thing as 'cold.' There is only less heat.

- Alton Brown

Going Save

Well I just figure any man who risks his neck to save a dog's life isn't going to kill someone for gold teeth.

- Alvin Adams

Some Jennifer

Someone with a figure like Jennifer Aniston has a trainer, a cook spinning out some version of the latest diet, and probably a stop at the tanning salon.

- Amanda Peet

By The Time TV

In theater, you really work out the kinks and figure out exactly what you want to do and what we want to say, so by the time we have an audience, we're really prepared. With TV, you have a day... Sometimes, just a few hours.

- Amber Stevens

Voice Old

Jimmy Baldwin was not only a writer, an international literary figure: he was a man, spirit, voice - old and black and terrible as that first ancestor.

- Amiri Baraka

Going Willing

If you believe that you can't do something, then you're not going to do it. If you believe you can, and you're willing to put in the effort and figure out a way to do it, then the majority of the time, you can.

- Amy Purdy

City Could

I could never really figure out why people would live in a kibbutz. I'm such a city girl.

- Anat Cohen

Grateful Think

It was important to me and, I think, important to my parents that I be on my own and figure things out on my own and kind of forge my own path, and I'm really grateful for that.

- Anderson Cooper

Cluster Measuring

There's a large cluster of stars that are orbiting the center of our galaxy. And by measuring the motion of stars, and in particular, their orbits, we can figure out whether or not there's a central black hole.

- Andrea M. Ghez

Very Larger

I realize I'm very fortunate to hopefully make a lot of money playing football. I don't know if I want to abuse that privilege and make myself a larger figure than I am.

- Andrew Luck

Snack Before

I figure it's a European thing to eat cheese and crackers before a meal - that's my afternoon snack, or I do it before dinner.

- Andrew Luck

Will Reader

If the hairs on my neck stand up while I'm writing, I figure the reader will get the same kind of shock.

- Andrew Pyper

Everybody Works

Pay attention to your body. The point is everybody is different. You have to figure out what works for you.

- Andrew Weil

Experiment Works

You've got to experiment to figure out what works.

- Andrew Weil

Go Cross

My feeling is that you don't go looking for troubles. The cross ought to find you. And so I never go out of my way. I figure I only get involved in things that I can't get around.

- Andrew Young

Bad Sucks

It sucked to make my own CDs. I'm bad at that. It sucks to figure out how to power my amp. I don't know that stuff.

- Andy Grammer

Going Tonight

I want to get back and figure out how we're going to make 'The Tonight Show' funny and good.

- Andy Richter

Unlikely Which

Figure skating is an unlikely Olympic event but its good television. It's sort of a combination of gymnastics and ballet. A little sexy too which doesn't hurt.

- Andy Rooney

Need Engaged

Communicators need to figure out how well do they engage people, and they should not talk one word longer than people are engaged.

- Andy Stanley

Love Work

The father figure is something I love, but also suffocate from and want to work against.

- Ang Lee

Through Which

There's something about taking the path of least resistance that makes a lot of sense. But at the same time, we have to figure out which things in life are worth struggling through.

- Angela Duckworth

Will Very

You have to figure out who the right person is to tell the story. And often, people who are very self-aware will only sound as if they are pontificating if they tell the story.

- Ann Beattie

Like Bother

I don't let it bother me too much if someone doesn't like me. I just figure there's no accounting for taste. It's not me, it's my acting. It's like if someone doesn't like someone's food, they just don't like my acting.

- Anna Chlumsky

Love Would

I would love to figure out a way to be less careful and more adventurous.

- Anna D. Shapiro

More Next

It's a lot easier to act when the writing is good. Nothing is more frustrating than trying to figure out 'Well, why did I say this next?'

- Anna Kendrick

Think Bad

I definitely think it exercises an interesting muscle, auditioning for bad parts and trying to figure out how to make it real. I don't know what I'm talking about now.

- Anna Kendrick

Think New

I think we all realize the consumer has taken control, and they're not giving it back. So as every new technology comes forward, we have to figure out how to integrate it.

- Anne Sweeney

Process Some

We all get lost along the way, but hopefully we figure out some sort of path. It helps if you can imagine the process as well as the goal. Those kinds of dreams are easier to achieve.

- Annette Bening

Purified Ideal

We have no right to pick out all that is noblest and fairest in man, to project these qualities into space, and to call them God. We only thus create an ideal figure, a purified, ennobled, 'magnified' Man.

- Annie Besant

Think Pretty

Having children, they're not your property. They need to figure out their own views. I think my daughters have a pretty healthy self-awareness, but I can't speak on their behalf.

- Annie Lennox

Going Otherwise

But then of course you reach a point where you have to say, I've got to figure out how this book's going to end. Otherwise, you're going to write yourself into so many dead-ends.

- Anthony Doerr

Devil Tail

Do I believe in the devil? I don't believe in a figure with horns and a tail.

- Anthony Horowitz

Think Movie

If you want to make movies you need to think on a micro-micro level and figure out how to make them for nothing with people who really care about your movie and really want to make it.

- Anton Yelchin

People Always

It's a character that I always found really likable. I'm fond of Zorro because he was a popular figure who worked for the people.

- Antonio Banderas

Want Polarizing

I want to figure out how we put California and America back on track - how we bridge this partisan divide that is so polarizing.

- Antonio Villaraigosa

Next Sucks

Being poor sucks... It's hard to figure out the secrets of the universe when you're trying to figure out where you and your girlfriend are going to sleep next month.

- Antony Garrett Lisi

Like Notre Dame

Whether you like it or not, you're a national figure after five games at Notre Dame.

- Ara Parseghian

Journey Voice

For all creative people, that's sort of everyone's journey. You feel something inside, and it takes a while to figure out what that looks like and what your voice is.

- Ari Graynor

More Whether

We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.

- Aristotle

Will Directors

It is absolutely my conviction, that Walter Salles will figure among the great directors of our time.

- Arthur Cohn

Everybody Which

Which, the first meeting with anybody is, you know, everybody is on their best behavior. It's only after you get to know them for a while that you figure out.

- Arthur Rock

Like Having

It's weird because standup can be like therapy. Comedians can't be satisfied with just having fun with our friends. We've got to figure out a way to do it on stage.

- Artie Lange

Skating Going

In this crazy, crazy world of figure skating, it is easy to focus on a name or a target. But when you are going after someone, it really only holds you back from what you are capable of yourself.

- Ashley Wagner

Woman Pretty

A lot of people who watch figure skaters want us to look like pretty princesses. I want people to see the athlete, and I want to look like a woman among girls.

- Ashley Wagner

Best Way Chip

You try to figure out the best way to throw the shot put, or the perfect way to long jump, and you don't ever get it. You just chip away, chip away, chip away as time goes on.

- Ashton Eaton

College Genetic

I wanted to be a genetic engineer. That was my goal in college. I wanted to figure out what the codon sequence was that causes replication in a cardio myopathic virus. That was my goal.

- Ashton Kutcher

Next Stories

The first 20 stories written about a public figure set the tone for the next 2,000 and it is almost impossible to reverse it.

- Charles Colson

Average Almost

In the course of his presidency, Obama has gone from an almost magical charismatic figure to an ordinary politician. Ordinary. Average.

- Charles Krauthammer

Always Based

It's always helpful to pick our fans' brains to see what their favorite videos are and to figure out what the momentum of our channel is. Not just based on views or likes or dislikes, but anecdotally.

- Charles Lincoln Neal

My Life Doing

My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?

- Charles M. Schulz

Explain Many

Many people cycle or swim to keep trim. But if swimming is so good for the figure, how do you explain whales?

- Charles Saatchi

Memory Feels

I was trying to figure out what a memory feels like.

- Charlie Kaufman

Think Over

I have a personality that tends to be somewhat compulsive, and I do tend to think in a circular way. I dwell on the same things over and over and I try to figure out different ways of looking at the same issue.

- Charlie Kaufman

Going Which

We have the script, we have the actors, and we're trying to figure out what this is, and you don't know what it is. You have to be open to what it's going to become rather than have this thing that you're trying to get to, which is boring.

- Charlie Kaufman

Everyone Raising

If all you needed to do is to figure out what company is better than others, everyone would make a lot of money. But that is not the case. They keep raising the prices to the point when the odds change.

- Charlie Munger

Hockey Always

It was always so nice to step away from figure skating and school with hockey. To this day I'm still a huge fan.

- Charlie White

Happen How

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.

- Cher

Doing Going

I'm really open to doing music. We just have to figure out what kind of music it's going to be - something where I don't feel compromised.

- Cheryl James

My Life Living

I went from living my life anonymously for 58 years to being a public figure known globally in a matter of minutes.

- Chesley Sullenberger

Some Deal

You should have a fear of some things. That doesn't mean it incapacitates you from your ability to figure out a way to deal with it.

- Chris Hadfield