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I wouldn't mind doing Broadway, but I am definitely trying to get a album out there first.

Tags: Definitely, Mind  ✍ Author: Naima Adedapo

I got about 6037 songs I wrote myself and I'm trying to get them on the market and I just wish people could hear them and stuff but they'll do pretty good.

Tags: Good, Pretty  ✍ Author: Hasil Adkins

I play a lot of Playstation, and always trying to look pretty for the girls.

Tags: Pretty  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

My mom was always the supplier of soccer balls, and so people were always knocking on my door, and trying to get me out so we could play.

Tags: Door, Mom  ✍ Author: Freddy Adu

The trap for an actor is that you become too successful at what you're trying to do, and you can find yourself stuck there.

Tags: Successful, Yourself  ✍ Author: Ben Affleck

When a performance isn't working, it's usually because the actor is trying to do something and they're not able to express their idea very well. It's a muddled expression.

Tags: Able, Working  ✍ Author: Casey Affleck

With some artists, I've noticed that after their songs have been licensed, on their next album you can totally hear they're trying to write a song for 'Grey's Anatomy' and it doesn't work. It's just one of those things that has to feel genuine to last a long time.

Tags: Time, Work  ✍ Author: Priscilla Ahn

I know this is going to sound cheesy and like I'm trying to be Miss America, but the most important responsibility a celebrity has is to set an example and be a role model.

Tags: America, Miss  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

I mean, that's kind of what this business is about in some ways. You're trying to make everybody like you. But you can't do that. You can't force everybody - anybody to like you if they're just not willing to do it.

Tags: Business, Mean  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

I am trying to show the world that we are all human beings and that color is not important. What is important is the quality of our work.

Tags: Human, Work  ✍ Author: Alvin Ailey

A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

Tags: Design, Mistake  ✍ Author: Douglas Adams

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.

Tags: Best, Him  ✍ Author: Abraham Lincoln

First, I'm trying to prove to myself that I'm a person. Then maybe I'll convince myself that I'm an actress.

Tags: Maybe, Prove  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

I am trying to find myself. Sometimes that's not easy.

Tags: Easy, Sometimes  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened - as if somebody was trying to demote them.

Tags: Great, Themselves  ✍ Author: Marilyn Monroe

By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean.

Tags: Funny, Mean  ✍ Author: Mark Twain

Now that the House of Commons is trying to become useful, it does a great deal of harm.

Tags: Become, Great  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying as to put the right man in the right place.

Tags: Place, Put  ✍ Author: Thomas Jefferson

There is no comparison between that which is lost by not succeeding and that which is lost by not trying.

Tags: Between, Lost  ✍ Author: Francis Bacon

'Thou shalt not get found out' is not one of God's commandments; and no man can be saved by trying to keep it.

Tags: God, Keep  ✍ Author: Leonard Bacon

But now I realize that this record business really needs me. No one else is trying to take a chance or do something different.

Tags: Business, Else  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu

I'm a woman who has gone through many heartaches, enough to dedicate my whole life to trying to figure them out.

Tags: Life, Woman  ✍ Author: Erykah Badu
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I was trying to make something really hard, but then I thought I should make something really soft instead, that could be molded into different shapes. That was how I came up with the first plastic. I called it Bakelite.

Tags: Hard, Thought  ✍ Author: Leo Baekeland

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.

Tags: Greatest, Mistake  ✍ Author: Walter Bagehot

I'm really trying to stop setting my plays in this one fictional town in Vermont.

Tags: Stop, Town  ✍ Author: Anita Baker

O man you are busy working for the world, and the world is busy trying to turn you out.

Tags: Busy, Work  ✍ Author: Tammy Faye Bakker

Too many of Disney animators, and a lot try to emulate Disney, are trying to hit what they call quality levels. They're boring mannerisms.

Tags: Boring, Try  ✍ Author: Ralph Bakshi

I'm constantly involved in theater, looking at theater, trying to do work in theater, support theater. And that's kind of my creative passion.

Tags: Passion, Work  ✍ Author: Scott Bakula

But obviously as television began, it so undercut movies that he was trying to think of a way to combine seeing these special things, and the fact that people were just captivated by the magic box.

Tags: Movies, Special  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

I've directed a fair amount of television series - so I'm always trying to learn new things. One episode was all hand-held and I'm trying to get better at when you should do things and when you should just shut up and watch what the people are saying.

Tags: Learn, Saying  ✍ Author: Bob Balaban

Why waste time trying to discover the truth, when you can so easily create it?

Tags: Time, Truth  ✍ Author: David Baldacci

A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?

Tags: Someone, Why  ✍ Author: Christian Bale

I'm a huge freak, and always have been. I spent the first part of my life trying really desperately not to be one, and it was just a waste of time.

Tags: Life, Time  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.

Tags: Majority, Marriage  ✍ Author: Honore de Balzac

I've worked with some of the great cinematographers. So I'm always watching what they do and I'm watching how the director composes his shots, just because I find it interesting as an actor; you're trying to help them out as well.

Tags: Great, Help  ✍ Author: Eric Bana

Coping with the demands of everyday life would be exceedingly trying if one could arrive at solutions to problems only by actually performing possible options and suffering the consequences.

Tags: Life, Problems  ✍ Author: Albert Bandura

Science fiction is trying to find alternative ways of looking at realities.

Tags: Looking, Science  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I deliberately keep myself apart from a lot of stuff; I don't Tweet, I don't do Facebook, I don't blog, and that's largely because I spend my working life staring at a screen and hitting a keyboard, I am trying to cut down on that, not increase it.

Tags: Life, Working  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I don't really do themes. I might accidentally, but themes are an emergent phenomena of the writing of the book, of just trying to get a story out there.

Tags: Book, Writing  ✍ Author: Iain Banks

I see myself as a flashlight in the dark. I'm not trying to be overlooked anymore.

Tags: Anymore, Dark  ✍ Author: Lloyd Banks

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Tags: Giving, True  ✍ Author: Henry Ward Beecher

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

Tags: Enemy, Friend  ✍ Author: William Blake

Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.

Tags: Keep, Try  ✍ Author: Erma Bombeck

There are 309 million people out there that are trying to improve their lot in life. And we've got a system that allows them to do it.

Tags: Life, System  ✍ Author: Warren Buffett

A man can get discouraged many times but he is not a failure until he begins to blame somebody else and stops trying.

Tags: Blame, Failure  ✍ Author: John Burroughs

Our ideas are for the most part like bad sixpences, and we spend our lives trying to pass them on one another.

Tags: Another, Bad  ✍ Author: Samuel Butler

I have managed to infuriate the bank bosses; acquire a fatwa from the revolutionary guards of the trades union movement; frighten the 'Daily Telegraph' with a progressive graduate payment; and upset very rich people who are trying to dodge British taxes. I must be doing something right.

Tags: Daily, Rich  ✍ Author: Vince Cable

We were a very funny family. Humour was the tool with which my brother and I tried to get attention. We were always trying to be the funniest.

Tags: Family, Funny  ✍ Author: Meg Cabot

I'm just trying to play my best and have fun.

Tags: Best, Fun  ✍ Author: Miguel Cabrera

I'll do anything for $50. People are always trying to get me to do dumb things. The possibilities are endless.

Tags: Dumb, Endless  ✍ Author: Ryan Cabrera

Cease trying to work everything out with your minds. It will get you nowhere. Live by intuition and inspiration and let your whole life be Revelation.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Eileen Caddy

I write early in the morning. I just wake up whenever I feel awake and I have to be sitting and writing pretty soon after that. If I take too long to think about the impossibility of what I'm trying to, I'll be defeated by it.

Tags: Morning, Writing  ✍ Author: James Cagney

If I had been under ObamaCare, and a beaurocrat had been trying to tell me when I could get that CT scan, that would have delayed my treatment. I was able to get the treatment as fast as I could based upon my timetable, and not the government's timetable. That's what saved my life.

Tags: Government, Life  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

Chris Christie has been saying for a long time he's not interested in running. The media is trying to create a story by sucking Chris Christie into race, just like they made a story by sucking Rick Perry into the race.

Tags: Saying, Time  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I am an American. Black. Conservative. I don't use African-American, because I'm American, I'm black and I'm conservative. I don't like people trying to label me. African- American is socially acceptable for some people, but I am not some people.

Tags: American, Black  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I would have to have people totally committed to the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of this United States. And many of the Muslims, they are not totally dedicated to this country. They are not dedicated to our Constitution. Many of them are trying to force Sharia law on the people of this country.

Tags: Country, Law  ✍ Author: Herman Cain

I am a great admirer of other actors, but I never compete with other actors. I always compete with what I did last, and I'm my own most vicious critic. So I'm always trying to do it better.

Tags: Great, Last  ✍ Author: Michael Caine

We gave up on the idea of trying to make the record a good representation of the live performance.

Tags: Good, Idea  ✍ Author: John Cale

I think we need to just be very clear about what we're trying to do in Afghanistan. Frankly, we're not trying to create the perfect democracy. We're never going to create some ideal society. We are simply there for our own national security.

Tags: Democracy, Society  ✍ Author: David Cameron

When you're taking the country through difficult times and difficult decisions you've got to take the country with you. That means permanently trying to make the argument that what you're doing is fair and seen to be fair.

Tags: Country, Decisions  ✍ Author: David Cameron

You do not have to be an economist to know that putting up the cost of employing someone is a pretty barking thing to do when you're trying to get out of a recession.

Tags: Pretty, Someone  ✍ Author: David Cameron

I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do.

Tags: Good, Teacher  ✍ Author: Matt Cameron

I had an agent who spent eight years - eight years! - trying to sell my stories. She sold other people's work; she just didn't sell mine.

Tags: She, Work  ✍ Author: Bebe Moore Campbell

I'm always trying to do the impossible to please people. It comes from not being secure in myself and not looking at the things within I have to fix. Sometimes you keep going because you don't want to face the truth.

Tags: Impossible, Truth  ✍ Author: Naomi Campbell

For centuries the death penalty, often accompanied by barbarous refinements, has been trying to hold crime in check; yet crime persists. Why? Because the instincts that are warring in man are not, as the law claims, constant forces in a state of equilibrium.

Tags: Death, Law  ✍ Author: Albert Camus

I was going to go make a film in Greece. if they caught you with this much marijuana, they threw you in jail, no questions asked, and I was trying to stuff it in my deodorant bottles. I thought, what I am doing?

Tags: Film, Thought  ✍ Author: Dyan Cannon

I'm just trying to portray what I find ironic or humorous.

Tags: Humorous, Ironic  ✍ Author: Joseph Cannon

I was 16 years old, driving to LA, and sleeping in my car, just trying to make it happen.

Tags: Car, Happen  ✍ Author: Nick Cannon

This kind of music was just hitting England, so we were getting this following in clubs in Birmingham just cause we were trying to do something different.

Tags: Getting, Music  ✍ Author: Jim Capaldi

I think it's necessary to identify with anything - with any character you play, there's got to be something in common, so you can link up to that person, even if it's like one tiny thing. But it's equally fun to play somebody completely different, and trying to find what that thing is to make it.

Tags: Character, Fun  ✍ Author: Lizzy Caplan

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.

Tags: Creativity, Tell  ✍ Author: Frank Capra

Fighting is my career, it's what I love to do, but I am taking offers and trying to expand because the more I expand myself, the more valuable I become to promoters.

Tags: Career, Love  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

I want people to see me for who I am and not for how someone else is trying to promote me.

Tags: Else, Someone  ✍ Author: Gina Carano

One thing I like about trying to write is that I can possibly write myself a role. Otherwise, you're at the mercy of whatever roles are out there that people are willing to give to you.

Tags: Give, Whatever  ✍ Author: Linda Cardellini

It's interesting when you're trying to create a character in animation. It's really a communal effort.

Tags: Character, Effort  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Like most people, I have painful memories of trying to fit in as a child. I wore, said, and did pretty much what everyone else did.

Tags: Pretty, Said  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

Once I moved to Chicago and started trying to get acting jobs, I just tended to book more things that were comedically based than anything else. I never had the preconceived notion, 'I will be a comedic actor.' I just thought, 'I'll go into acting and see what kind of work I can get.'

Tags: Book, Work  ✍ Author: Steve Carell

George Carlin is kind of my template now because George Carlin before was straight laced regular comic and he had short hair, a tie, suit, nightclub guy. Then he said screw it, let his hair grow, just started telling what he thought was the truth. So that's what I'm trying to do.

Tags: Thought, Truth  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

I just try to get people to laugh - I'm not trying to change the world or anything.

Tags: Change, Laugh  ✍ Author: Drew Carey

Dusting is a good example of the futility of trying to put things right. As soon as you dust, the fact of your next dusting has already been established.

Tags: Good, Put  ✍ Author: George Carlin

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

Tags: Friends, Interested  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you.

Tags: Business, Interested  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.

Tags: Business, Hope  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire.

Tags: Time, Why  ✍ Author: Dale Carnegie

Some nights it was a melee, literally, where I'd be standing trying to defend myself for what I was doing. People would be screaming at me to do my old act, and getting actually violent and angry at me.

Tags: Angry, Old  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

I really believe in the philosophy that you create your own universe. I'm just trying to create a good one for myself.

Tags: Good, Philosophy  ✍ Author: Jim Carrey

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.

Tags: Health, Mind  ✍ Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.

Tags: Failure, Success  ✍ Author: Bill Cosby

A lot of times black folks look for love in all the wrong places. You're always looking for somebody to love you, be accepted, and there's the insecurities that are even transmitted through rap. Everyone is trying to aim to please too much.

Tags: Black, Love  ✍ Author: Luciano De Crescenzo

I thought of the idea of Summly in March or April 2011. I was 15 years old and I was revising for some kind of history exam. The problem was I was trying to find information that was useful to me. When you type into Google an esoteric term, you get quite a lot of stuff that's not relevant.

Tags: History, Thought  ✍ Author: Nick D\'Aloisio

All of us are trying to achieve 100 percent in our work. That's all we struggle to do. We never do, but we never stop trying until the day we die. It's that struggle to achieve 100 percent, that's where our performance lies, that's what the audience gets. They get the struggle.

Tags: Struggle, Work  ✍ Author: Vincent D\'Onofrio

I do have a blurred memory of sitting on the stairs and trying over and over again to tie one of my shoelaces, but that is all that comes back to me of school itself.

Tags: Again, School  ✍ Author: Roald Dahl

At school, I decided I wanted to be a director and then I went out and spent the rest of my adult life trying to be a director. It was really clear to me. So in that sense I was very lucky.

Tags: Life, School  ✍ Author: Stephen Daldry

What is inherently wrong with the word 'politician' if the fellow has devoted his life to holding public office and trying to do something for his people?

Tags: Life, Wrong  ✍ Author: Richard J. Daley

What I'm trying to say is that for the average investor, what I would encourage them to do is to understand that there's inflation and growth. It can go higher and lower and to have four different portfolios essentially that make up your entire portfolio that gets you balanced.

Tags: Growth, Understand  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

I'm always trying to convince myself there's something important about what I do. But some peoples' lives are really altered by a night at the theater.

Tags: Lives, Night  ✍ Author: Jennifer Damiano

I'm not going to get into the writer's skills or what he was trying to portray because that's not fair. I can only say what I felt was trying to be portrayed there.

Tags: Fair, Felt  ✍ Author: Taylor Dane

My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it.

Tags: Put, Wife  ✍ Author: Rodney Dangerfield

We're not trying to reinvent the wheel; for any environmental organization to claim sole responsibility for any kind of victory is insane, because everybody attacks these problems as a group.

Tags: Problems, Victory  ✍ Author: Ted Danson

Especially moments when things are very difficult and complicated for me and I am still trying to grasp what is happening and I am still trying to understand and to reach family back home.

Tags: Family, Home  ✍ Author: Edwidge Danticat

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