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I'm very influenced by jazz drummers. I always liked drummers like Roger Taylor, Keith Moon, Ian Paice, John Densmore. I just learned from playing to those drummers.

Tags: Learned, Moon  ✍ Author: Steven Adler

I'm going to go in and play, because the most important thing is playing on the field and being able to contribute. I really am ready.

Tags: Able, Ready  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

I'm tired of playing the brat.

Tags: Brat, Tired  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

I'm substantially concerned about the policy directions of the space agency. We have a situation in the U.S. where the White House and Congress are at odds over what the future direction should be. They're sort of playing a game and NASA is the shuttlecock that they're hitting back and forth.

Tags: Future, Game  ✍ Author: Neil Armstrong

There is just no comparison between having a dinner date with a man and staying home playing canasta with the girls.

Tags: Between, Home  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition.

Tags: Good, True  ✍ Author: Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach

For me, playing is about playing with other people.

 ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

I think playing solo is a second rate activity, really. For me, playing is about playing with other people.

Tags: Activity, Second  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

Nowadays, I really like playing in studios.

Tags: Nowadays, Studios  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much.

Tags: Music, Theory  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing.

Tags: Best, Music  ✍ Author: Derek Bailey

If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music.

Tags: Jazz, Music  ✍ Author: Ginger Baker

You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president.

Tags: Good, President  ✍ Author: James Baker

When I have to play the same role every day, I have the flexibility to play the character in so many different ways. It's almost like playing five different roles.

Tags: Almost, Character  ✍ Author: Simon Baker

I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field.

Tags: Creativity, Hurts  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

I don't want to know about the lives of other actors and I don't want people to know too much about me. If we don't know about the private lives of other actors, that leaves us as clean slates when it comes to playing characters. That's the point, they can create these other characters and I can believe them.

Tags: Lives, Point  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I never want to feel that I'm playing it safe.

Tags: Safe  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing Jazz whether I like it or not.

Tags: Hate, Whether  ✍ Author: Lester Bangs

People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient.

Tags: Days, Patience  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers.

Tags: Player, Situations  ✍ Author: Elizabeth Banks

I enjoy now doing what I do... playing golf, relaxing a little, enjoying life.

Tags: Enjoy, Life  ✍ Author: Yogi Berra

These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess.

Tags: Guys, Young  ✍ Author: Kobe Bryant

Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing.

Tags: Fall, Impossible  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago.

Tags: Thought, Until  ✍ Author: James Caan

I really liked drama and being in plays, so when I was playing a character onstage and I could act like somebody else, then I wasn't scared or nervous, but I didn't like meeting new people when I had to be myself. That was scary.

Tags: Character, Else  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot
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I started playing guitar kind of by accident.

Tags: Guitar, Started  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion.

Tags: Acid, Demon  ✍ Author: John Cage

Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild.

Tags: Character, Crazy  ✍ Author: John Cage

I'm an actor and this is a role I'm playing. But people can get wacky.

Tags: Actor, Role  ✍ Author: Dean Cain

The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years.

Tags: Best, Drunk  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

That's what it is that you rehearse - the making of music, not the playing of notes as abstractions.

Tags: Making, Music  ✍ Author: Sarah Caldwell

I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football.

Tags: Football, Life  ✍ Author: John Cale

So, I just kind of played the way I played and then eventually we kind of figured out what worked best for the band. So, I definitely changed my stuff up and I think we're playing really tight now.

Tags: Best, Stuff  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

I never want to quit playing ball. They'll have to cut this uniform off of me to get me out of it.

Tags: Off, Quit  ✍ Author: Roy Campanella

The Internet has definitely opened doors and leveled the playing field for musicians.

Tags: Internet, Musicians  ✍ Author: Vivian Campbell

It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected.

Tags: Fun, Wonderful  ✍ Author: David Canary

I'm so into playing different characters, even when I was on Nickelodeon. I just observe.

Tags: Characters, Observe  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football.

Tags: Football, Wanted  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me.

Tags: Done, Football  ✍ Author: Eric Cantona

There I met Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith who were playing in local bands.

Tags: Bands, Local  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

But, you know, I just want to play well and have fun playing well.

Tags: Fun  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

I do still have some of the experience from playing, but it's been so long since I've been out in those quarters, semis, finals, the important final matches, just against the top players.

Tags: Against, Experience  ✍ Author: Jennifer Capriati

I do not think I reinvent myself. Wearing my hair differently or changing my style of dress is playing dress-up. I don't take it too seriously.

Tags: Hair, Seriously  ✍ Author: Joyce Carey

I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles.

Tags: Golf, Sports  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

I've been playing golf as long as I've been dancing, since I was 13 or 14. I play off six. I like to get out on a golf course as often as I can.

Tags: Off, Often  ✍ Author: Anton du Beke

When I start playing I'm just a rollercoaster of sound. I don't know what's coming next, I never do, and I sit and sign and talk to the people afterwards.

Tags: Start, Talk  ✍ Author: Dick Dale

I always like playing the bad guys. They have more fun!

Tags: Bad, Fun  ✍ Author: James Badge Dale

Maybe it's because One Direction was just on 'SNL,' or because I'm playing The Wanted on my Top 40 show, but in terms of boy bands, we're seeing this resurgence, and it's happening, whether you like it or not!

Tags: Show, Wanted  ✍ Author: Carson Daly

I have this burgeoning reputation for playing a scumbag.

Tags: Reputation  ✍ Author: Tim Daly

I'm playing one of the principal roles, which gives you more clout and more confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Principal  ✍ Author: Charles Dance

I think it's important to never play 'crazy' - you have to know what kind of crazy you're playing.

Tags: Crazy  ✍ Author: Claire Danes

You have to remember the band played from 1960 to 1965, every night. You get into a rut playing nightclubs every night, and you didn't want to run it into the ground.

Tags: Night, Remember  ✍ Author: Rick Danko

Musicians tend to get bored playing the same thing over and over, so I think it's natural to experiment.

Tags: Bored, Musicians  ✍ Author: Dimebag Darrell

I like to do things in which I'm playing someone else entirely.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Brett Davern

I think I have between twenty and thirty commercials playing at present.

Tags: Between, Present  ✍ Author: Thayer David

You never see what you want to see, forever playing to the gallery.

Tags: Forever, Gallery  ✍ Author: Robertson Davies

It's fool's gold if you are winning games and are not playing the right way.

Tags: Fool, Winning  ✍ Author: Antonio Davis

If I stayed in this game for individual achievements, I don't think I'd still be playing.

Tags: Game, Individual  ✍ Author: Chili Davis

You fool around with different pitches playing catch, but it's not the same when you've got to face some guy with a bat in his hand.

Tags: Face, Fool  ✍ Author: Chili Davis

For me to become the highest paid player in the franchise, it was something I didn't anticipate. But I'm glad. I like playing for Cincinnati.

Tags: Become, Player  ✍ Author: Eric Davis

The point in me playing with Prince was to let a lot of people know that I can play trap. I don't think people know that.

Tags: Point, Prince  ✍ Author: Sheila E.

I like being in the back. I've done that for so many years, I'm really comfortable doing it. I don't like the solo thing as much as I like playing drums behind someone.

Tags: Done, Someone  ✍ Author: Sheila E.

I first discovered my turn of pace when I was playing football as a kid.

Tags: Football, Turn  ✍ Author: Michael East

But I guess I like playing flawed guys 'cause it gives a place for the characters to go.

Tags: Guys, Place  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.

Tags: Movies, Today  ✍ Author: Aaron Eckhart

When you're playing music, say for instance, you're playing a part of the band and you're looking at your music, your horn is down into the stand. This way, it's up and it goes right on out to the audience, you know?

Tags: Looking, Music  ✍ Author: Billy Eckstine

I'm really trying to focus myself on playing tennis, and I think that's really important.

Tags: Focus, Trying  ✍ Author: Stefan Edberg

The crowds can be very loud, especially when you're playing in the evening.

Tags: Evening, Loud  ✍ Author: Stefan Edberg

Since a month, two months ago, you know, I've started hitting the ball well. I'm playing some really good tennis. That really helps. I sort of have to motivate myself to get pumped up. It really helps my game a lot.

Tags: Game, Good  ✍ Author: Stefan Edberg

You know, it's scary when you sign onto a pilot of a series because, as much as you want the series to go, you also want it to be a character that you'd be interested in playing for a long time.

Tags: Character, Time  ✍ Author: Lisa Edelstein

I prefer playing characters that are going through turmoil. Most movie characters are just in service to the story.

Tags: Service, Story  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving. So, both Facebook and theatre provide contrived settings that provide the illusion of social interaction.

Tags: Both, Social  ✍ Author: Jesse Eisenberg

It's what I've always wanted to do and each part you play gets you closer and closer to the roles that you dreamed of playing.

Tags: Closer, Wanted  ✍ Author: Michael Eklund

And you don't want to just totally mess up the rhythm when you're playing with Bob Dylan.

Tags: Mess, Rhythm  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

The most memorable moment was playing drums with Bob Dylan.

Tags: Memorable, Moment  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

Playing in front of an audience was just such a turn-on for me, and you have 200 people in the audience and it's like doing live theater. And filming something that goes to millions of people several weeks later, it's an interesting dynamic.

Tags: Audience, Goes  ✍ Author: Jenna Elfman

Playing 'bop' is like playing Scrabble with all the vowels missing.

Tags: Missing, Scrabble  ✍ Author: Duke Ellington

The writing process, the way I go about it is I do whatever the beat feels like, whatever the beat is telling me to do. Usually when the beat comes on, I think of a hook or the subject I want to rap about almost instantly. Within four, eight bars of it playing I'm just like, 'Oh, OK. This is what I wanna do'.

Tags: Whatever, Writing  ✍ Author: Eminem

I like playing the contrasting roles. It what inspires me to act. If I look back on my career I am happy that I have gotten to play a wide variety of different roles, from Mike Dexter, to Van Ray in Fast Lane, to Dr. Cullen to Coop.

Tags: Career, Happy  ✍ Author: Peter Facinelli

I never mixed with golfers when I was playing, mainly because I didn't want to talk golf all night.

Tags: Night, Talk  ✍ Author: Nick Faldo

The BBC were not playing the music that was happening on the street so we did an independent production because we knew we had an audience. Then we licensed the album to EMI.

Tags: Knew, Music  ✍ Author: Georgie Fame

Even if I'm playing a superhero, it has to be steeped in reality.

Tags: Reality, Superhero  ✍ Author: Michael Fassbender

In spite of reports about playing with various teams, I'm enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football.

Tags: Family, Football  ✍ Author: Brett Favre

I feel a bit awkward playing in a red shirt out at Wimbledon. But I don't dislike it.

Tags: Awkward, Bit  ✍ Author: Roger Federer

Something that I think I figured out slowly was if you're playing a show and there's a chatter or there is, you know, a lot of noise - people talking or something - I was never the one whose instinct was to try to be louder than them.

Tags: Show, Try  ✍ Author: Feist

Growing up, I was a very shy kid but I felt that being on stage or playing another character would somehow open me up. And I think it did.

Tags: Another, Character  ✍ Author: Jesse Tyler Ferguson

I love playing the macho guy who looks like an idiot.

Tags: Idiot, Love  ✍ Author: Will Ferrell

If you're playing somebody who is not you, then you can imagine that you are that person. You can feel like he feels, move like he moves, look like he looks - in your own mind.

Tags: Mind, Somebody  ✍ Author: Morgan Freeman

Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.

Tags: Free, Writing  ✍ Author: Robert Frost

I'm just more into playing golf. It's a great thing.

Tags: Golf, Great  ✍ Author: Kenny G

I learned so much about playing and touring being on the road and in the studio with Jeff, but I'd always played a lot of gigs in Seattle even prior to joining the Fusion.

Tags: Learned, Road  ✍ Author: Kenny G

Before 'Fringe' I was in 'Dirty Sexy Money' playing Jeremy Darling who was this bratty New York socialite.

Tags: Money, Sexy  ✍ Author: Seth Gabel

I was incredibly intimidated playing Lincoln Lee in the alternate universe, which was the first role I played on 'Fringe' because I was actually the head of a Fringe division and the head of a unit that was going out and I had to lead entire SWAT teams of people. I really questioned in myself, 'Can I carry that responsibility?'

Tags: Actually, Universe  ✍ Author: Seth Gabel

I'm used to people being a mile away. That suits me. It's more nerve-wracking playing in front of people who are two feet away from me.

Tags: Away, Used  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

I don't like being on television when I'm playing live. I don't even like being on Jools Holland or any of them programs.

Tags: Holland, Television  ✍ Author: Noel Gallagher

Yes indeed I have gained a lot out of playing scales and etudes.

Tags: Indeed, Yes  ✍ Author: James Galway

I see something that seems like standard fare, that I can imagine any number of actors playing, and I'm generally not interested.

Tags: Interested, Seems  ✍ Author: Sunil Gangopadhyay

I am like a freight train. Working on the details, twisting them and playing with them over the years, but always staying on the same track.

Tags: Train, Working  ✍ Author: Valentino Garavani

The alternate media are becoming important and viable alternatives to playing live. Records, videos, that kind of thing. They're going to start to count for something. Because there's only a limited amount of us-time available to us.

Tags: Media, Start  ✍ Author: Jerry Garcia

Comparisons are really no good in sport, especially if it is a comparison between different eras and generations, for there are so many variables that come into play, starting from the quality of the opposition to playing conditions.

Tags: Between, Good  ✍ Author: Sunil Gavaskar
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