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Slightly

Total Quotes : 384
Year Very

If you imagine writing 1,000 words a day, which most journalists do, that would be a very long book a year. I don't manage nearly that... but I have published slightly too much recently.

- A. N. Wilson

Soul Pure

I wish I came from a more pure place. I don't have something to say from the bottom of my soul. I just know how to take stuff I like and repackage it in a slightly different way.

- Adam Brody

Cool Trailer

And in a world without heroes, as the movie trailer voice-over guy might say, the slightly awkward can be slightly cool.

- Adam Brody

Law Year

It should be a law for one whole year that all laugh tracks are Seth Rogen. The world would get ever so slightly better.

- Adam McKay

Doing Think

I think when a lot of actors hear improv, they think of throwing a line in or doing a slightly different take.

- Adam McKay

Own TV

British audiences tend to want to see their own lives reflected on TV, whereas American audiences are quite aspirational and enjoy high-concept shows that show them lives that are perhaps slightly more exciting than they aspire to.

- Adam Rayner

YouTube I Think

I usually just go on Google and spend my hours just Googling Jennifer Beals. I think it's possible that I have a slightly unordinary obsession with her. YouTube videos. Interviews with her. Pictures I put on my desktop and my phone.

- Adhir Kalyan

Magic Richard

My dad was a slightly stricter version of Richard Dawkins. The worldview was that there are idiots out there who believe in Santa Claus and fairies and magic and elves, and we're not joining that nonsense.

- Alain de Botton

Wait Cut

The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra - you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise.

- Alan Moore

Over Which

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.

- Aldous Huxley

Think Martini

I am prepared to believe that a dry martini slightly impairs the palate, but think what it does for the soul.

- Alec Waugh

Different Shapes

To me there's no difference between a book of stories and a novel - they're just slightly different shapes.

- Aleksandar Hemon

Bit Scientific

I could never call myself an atheist; my parents could, quite happily. I always felt like there was a little bit more out there, and was always into observing the world from a slightly more spiritual, as opposed to scientific, perspective.

- Alex Clare

Down Your

It slightly depends on your perspective, sort of how you look at these things, but when I sit down to write a script, I'm not planning to write a script; I'm planning to make a film, and so I only see the script as being just a step there.

- Alex Garland

Some Altitude

I don't know if it's just my age or the climate or the high altitude or some of those old-cowboy values rubbing off on me, but I've grown slightly mellower living in Wyoming. I think if you ride into the West on a high horse, you pretty soon end up in a pile of manure.

- Alexandra Fuller

About Unnerving

I would say 'competence' actually might be slightly more important than passion. I understand that it is important to feel strongly about things, but give me a competent dentist over a passionate dentist any day, if only because something about the phrase 'passionate dentist' is deeply unnerving.

- Alexandra Petri

Think I Think

A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but I think if the picture is made in MS Paint, the going rate might be slightly less.

- Alexandra Petri

Deal Other

Maybe I should say that memory interests me a great deal, because I think we all tell stories of our lives to ourselves as well as to other people. Well, women do, anyway. Women do this a lot. And I think when men get older, they do this too, but maybe in slightly different terms.

- Alice Munro

Beautiful Like

I like the things around me to be beautiful and slightly dreamy, with a feeling of worldliness.

- Alice Temperley

Love Gardening

I read, go for walks and I love to garden. My hands are such a mess. People think I should have movie star hands, but they're just gardening ones. Always slightly grubby and with a bit of dirt under the fingernails.

- Amanda Donohoe

Music Chest

Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.

- Andres Segovia

Project Appears

I look for something that can challenge me or makes me ever so slightly afraid - fearful of how I am going to approach it - then I'll go for it. If the project appears linear or predictable, then I'll usually give it a miss. Anything that involves me being stretched as an actor, I go for.

- Andrew Buchan

Music Aware

Music is there to enrich your life and make you aware of things in a slightly different way.

- Andrew Eldritch

Salt Will

Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.

- Andrew Jackson

I Think Very

I think Michael Crawford realised, I think we all realised, once we'd gone the route of casting a very young girl, you can't really cast a 65 year old man opposite. Slightly different resonance I think. No, we weren't going to go there. We'd have Jack Nicholson in the lead.

- Andrew Lloyd Webber

Think I Think

I think when actors run away from their work that they're slightly crazy, really!

- Andy Serkis

Always Like

I keep lip gloss everywhere. It always makes me feel like I am slightly put together.

- Angela Kinsey

Doing Yes

If I am comfortable, I say what I want to. But yes, while doing a comedy show, I am slightly reserved as a person. Since it's scripted, it's not a problem. I can manage.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Line Very

It is difficult to portray grey characters because there is a very thin line between being nasty and slightly negative.

- Anita Hassanandani Reddy

Always Treachery

While the form of treachery varies slightly from case to case, liberals always manage to take the position that most undermines American security.

- Ann Coulter

Face Never

I never have used a trainer. I'm slightly intimidated by the idea of somebody in my face.

- Anna Kendrick

Type Had

I'm at a slightly higher risk for type 2 diabetes, and my grandmother had diabetes. My hemoglobin a1c, which is one of the measures, started being a little high when I was drinking a ton of that coconut water.

- Anne Wojcicki

Sometimes More

What excites me about picture books is the gap between pictures and words. Sometimes the pictures can tell a slightly different story or tell more about the story, about how someone is thinking or feeling.

- Anthony Browne

Horror Old Music

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.

- Anthony Holden

Young Soapbox

A children's author on a soapbox is not a pleasant sight but I have become drawn into issues, slightly unwillingly, relating to young people, literacy and youth justice: just look at the number of young people we have locked up in prison, and the uselessness of it.

- Anthony Horowitz

Fact Archives

I get slightly obsessive about working in archives because you don't know what you're going to find. In fact, you don't know what you're looking for until you find it.

- Antony Beevor

Historians Going

I feel slightly uneasy at the way historians are consulted as if history is going to repeat itself. It never does.

- Antony Beevor

Been Fare

I'd say 'Codename Baboushka' has been a slightly more difficult process for me, but I think that's precisely because it's quite different to my usual fare. And even then, being difficult doesn't make me prefer it, or not, to anything else. I like a challenge.

- Antony Johnston

Song Films

In future also, we would like to back films that can be considered slightly risky since they don't have song and dance.

- Anushka Sharma

Been Had

I was playing a lot of bigger, sort-of-comedic characters in slightly heightened realities, and it had been so fun and fulfilling for a long time. But it got to a point where I just felt like I didn't have that in me anymore.

- Ari Graynor

Embarrassed

When they meet a stand-up comic, people sometimes remark: 'That must be the hardest job in the world.' Among comedians, only Freddie Starr is not embarrassed and slightly appalled by this remark.

- Arthur Smith

Always Most

I always felt slightly grubbier than most American people.

- Ashley Jensen

Always Shake

I always felt slightly grubbier than most American people. I was never quite as groomed as everyone else, never quite as fit as anyone else. I didn't have my protein shake and my vitamins.

- Ashley Jensen

Think Based

I choose my outfits based on the shows on a particular day. If there's an edgier designer, it might be a slightly edgier outfit. I don't think it matters, but still that's how I think about it.

- Aslaug Magnusdottir

Been Nine

'To Kill a Mockingbird' is really two stories. One is a coming-of-age tale told from the point of view of Scout Finch, a girl of about nine, and her slightly older brother, Jem. The second story concerns their father, attorney Atticus Finch, who has been appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, falsely accused of raping a white woman.

- Charles J. Shields

Sometimes Been

I've always been slightly self-conscious as an actor, and I guess that sometimes reads as pomposity. Starting when I was 30, I somehow gave off an impression at an audition that had them mentally put me in a three-piece suit or put an attache case in my hand. If there was a stiff-guy part, the director would brighten up when I came in.

- Charles Kimbrough

Feet Sometimes

In the shallow parts of many Swiss lakes, where there is a depth of no more than from 5 to 15 feet of water, ancient wooden piles are observed at the bottom sometimes worn down to the surface of the mud, sometimes projecting slightly above it.

- Charles Lyell

Think I Think

'Kraken' is set in London and has a lot of London riffs, but I think it's more like slightly dreamlike, slightly abstract London. It's London as a kind of fantasy kingdom.

- China Mieville

Always Oscar

Nothing changes overnight unless you win an Oscar. You move up a little bit, but you are always a little fish - just in a slightly bigger pond.

- Chloe Pirrie

Small Been

It's extremely hard for athletes to accept what's happened to them sometimes. It's hard to be beaten by a small margin, and I've spoken with athletes who, for years afterward, have been tormented by the knowledge that, had they done something ever so slightly different, they could have been one-ten-thousandth of a second quicker.

- Chris Cleave

Young Hollywood

When I started in the late nineties, it was all about young Hollywood. There were jobs for all of us if you were 18 to 21, were slightly good looking, or could be funny.

- Chris Klein

Rock New

I'm severely overrated. I'm just above a hack. That should be the name of my new DVD: 'Chris Rock: Slightly Above Hack'.

- Chris Rock

Back Longest

For the longest, I was slightly naive when it came to the real world. There were a lot of fears I was afraid to conquer that were just holding me back from standing up for myself or taking chances.

- Christina Milian

Always Never

I've never been up with the times, always been slightly out of step.

- Christopher Eccleston

Done Carefully

If you're venturing into territory that is slightly operatic, it all has to be done so carefully.

- Ciaran Hinds

London New

I like New York. There are similarities with London that make it feel rather like home, but at the same time it's slightly fictional.

- Clive Anderson

Better Always

It is always better to be slightly underdressed.

- Coco Chanel

Larger Films

I was going to go and do what I should do as a filmmaker and make slightly larger films each time, learn my craft, make mistakes and solve them.

- Colin Trevorrow

Practice Almost

You have to keep writing. It's almost like practice, almost like tennis, that actually after a few days of not writing, first of all it makes you slightly depressed and uneasy, but it also affects the style when you start up again. You need to get the show on the road.

- Colm Toibin

Play Almost

I'm slightly influenced by sport in that I like the idea of trying, like an athlete, to keep absolutely ready. That's an emotional thing, almost. I don't mean physically, although I play tennis. But you try to keep yourself ready.

- Colm Toibin

Very Once

Once the herd starts moving in one direction, it's very hard to turn it, even slightly.

- Dan Rather

Race Kind

I mean, you've kind of got the track down, especially with ovals. The only thing that improves is that when race conditions come, you know what to expect slightly more from the track and from your car.

- Danica Patrick

Puppets Idea

I have no idea why people want to watch puppets be the slightly meaner version of the weirdo holding them. It's beyond my comprehension.

- Daniel Tosh

Very Bodyguard

I played a homosexual bodyguard in 'The Last Detective,' and that was quite a pleasure to do something slightly different. I was a very camp bodyguard!

- Dave Legeno

Perfect Town

On a bike, being just slightly above pedestrian and car eye level, one gets a perfect view of the goings-on in one's own town.

- David Byrne

Bad By The Time

I get up at an unholy hour in the morning my work day is completed by the time the sun rises. I have a slightly bad back which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.

- David Eddings

Literature Which

I have a slightly bad back, which has made an enormous contribution to American literature.

- David Eddings

Seasons Very

I hope my kids can experience the seasons and a climate that's sustainable. The idea that things are going to be so very different for them is slightly scary.

- David Harewood

Bad Been

I have always been reasonably anonymous, but I suppose that has gone with the success of 'Homeland.' I feel a lot more visible, which is good and bad. Good because I am getting recognition, but I am slightly apprehensive because I always enjoyed my anonymity.

- David Harewood

Average More

Humanity is mind-controlled and only slightly more conscious than your average zombie.

- David Icke

Love Cut

I love novels, and I read them more than anything, but stories cut in sharp and hard and are able to reveal things in a different way: they're highly charged, a slightly newer form, and inherently more contemporary.

- David Means

Pure Had

I sold 'Time Life' books on the telephone. It's probably the only pure skill job I've ever had. When you're on and you're good, you get 'yes' after 'yes.' When you're slightly off, you get rejection after rejection. It was one of the greatest jobs I ever had. It was brutal.

- David Nevins

Next Always

I'm always interested in trying to stay on the cutting edge of television storytelling. To be slightly in front, pushing for the next new thing.

- David Nevins

May Principle

A.J. Liebling, one of my heroes, used to say that he could write better than anyone who wrote faster, and faster than anyone who could write better. I'm one nine-hundredth as good as Liebling, but that principle may slightly apply.

- David Remnick

Door Through

In the case of the Web, each of us has slightly more access to a mass audience - a few more people slide through the door - but Facebook is finally a crude, personal multimedia conglomerate machine, personal nation-state machine, reality-show machine. New gadgets alter social patterns, new media eclipse old ones, but the pyramid never goes away.

- David Shields

Always Never

I've always been a geek and slightly awkward... slightly umm... I was never the cool kid at school.

- David Tennant

Fact Some

You know, I've just about got used to the fact that people in Britain know who I am on some level, but the notion that there's any kind of international recognition is still slightly bizarre to me.

- David Tennant

Away Eventually

All of the awards, applause, Twitter followers, shoes, it will all go away eventually. But if I can leave the world slightly more hopeful, inspired, and more healed than when I arrived, I did my job.

- Debby Ryan

Confident Very

Witches are the kind of more traditional, home and family, craft people - so they're the ones who are making things; crocheting shawls and things like that. But then they also have that slightly confident, dangerous, edge. I always see them as having very extreme hair, either amazingly beautiful straight hair or kind of wild.

- Deborah Harkness

Young I Think

British actors come at acting from a slightly different angle. Because a lot of the films are cast out there, they are so used to the angle from which the Americans, and certainly the young guys from L.A., are coming at it, that I think it's interesting for them to find these English actors who maybe approach acting from a different place.

- Jim Sturgess

Most Stories

You find most of the interesting stories are the ones that are slightly harder to get made.

- Jim Sturgess

Everybody

In the entertainment business, everybody is desperately insecure, and the guys in Silicon Valley seem to be slightly overconfident.

- Jimmy Iovine

Love Potatoes

My mum and my husband are from Irish backgrounds, so we have a lot of potatoes. Chips, mashed, boiled, new potatoes, I love them all. Even the slightly wonky ones like Duchess potatoes that go up in a little spiral.

- Jo Brand

Like Repulsed

The problem with comedy audiences - it's like the Coliseum - when they see someone struggling, they don't feel altruistic towards them. They feel slightly repulsed by it.

- Jo Brand

Always Been

Christians have always been fodder for comedians who have tended to portray them as anoraks - slightly clammy, beatifically smiley dullards with barely a personality between them.

- Jo Brand

About Well

I'm a Luddite with computers, and I'm slightly worried about being hacked as well.

- Jo Brand

Prepared TV

The pace is different on a film set. It's slightly slower, allowing for a little more wiggle room. Sometimes there is a bit more room to explore and work on the floor. On a TV set, you really have to be ultra-prepared and ready to deliver because time is so tight. Not that you don't have to be prepared for film.

- Jodi Balfour

Country Putting

We're sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers. He's a guy that wants to serve his country, but he's not a flag-waver. We're reinterpreting, sort of, what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was.

- Joe Johnston

Kid Geeky

I was a slightly geeky kid.

- Joe Mansueto

Big Been

I was slightly disheartened when three of my films didn't work at the box-office. But the silver lining is that people did appreciate my work in those films. Had my performance gone unnoticed, I would've been in big trouble then.

- John Abraham

Other Obsessed

Writers are just like other people, except slightly more obsessed.

- John Banville

Think Been

I sometimes think that I might be slightly autistic. There might be a syndrome that hasn't been named. I don't seem to see the world in the same way that most people I know see it. They don't seem to be baffled by it.

- John Banville

Use Tendency

My tutors at drama school commended and criticised my use of comedy in my acting for a long time at drama school. They said I had a tendency to somehow perform the most tragic of scenes in a slightly flippant way.

- John Bradley-West

Rather Very

The really good idea is always traceable back quite a long way, often to a not very good idea which sparked off another idea that was only slightly better, which somebody else misunderstood in such a way that they then said something which was really rather interesting.

- John Cleese

Some Vague

I had some vague memory of visiting Canberra as a lad, when we came up with my father by car. But when I made the long train journey from Sydney to Canberra and arrived at the little stop, I did wonder slightly whether this really was the national capital.

- John Henry Carver

Average Reader

Most people like to read about intrigue and spies. I hope to provide a metaphor for the average reader's daily life. Most of us live in a slightly conspiratorial relationship with our employer and perhaps with our marriage.

- John le Carre

Bed Some

As a writer, that moment every few years when I buy a new laptop and find out that all the word processing stuff has slightly changed again (stuff I spend every working day using) is like getting into bed at night and finding some mad robot where you expected your wife to be.

- John Niven

My Life Come

As I come towards the end of my life, you get to see things in a slightly different perspective.

- John Rhys-Davies

Some Had

It had rained on some vivid green ferns in Maine and it was quite beautiful. I was moving the camera slightly and studying the ground glass. Looking at those 20 square inches, trying to find out just what were the right elements to include.

- John Sexton

Play Always

For me, it's always more difficult and slightly exposing to play something that's close to yourself. I always like to try to hide, just because I can't stand the way I look.

- Johnny Depp