Top 265 Spotlight Quotes

Here we have the best Spotlight Quotes from famous authors such as Jiah Khan, Lisa Guerrero, Jon English, Saquon Barkley, Anupam Roy. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

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There is a time and place for being in the limelight. As far as being away from the spotlight, well, a certain air of exclusivity is always good.

Jiah Khan
I know I’ll be under a spotlight, I know I’ll be under the microscope.

Lisa Guerrero
Out there in the spotlight you‘re a million miles away and every ounce of energy you try to give away as the sweat pours out your body like the music that you play.

Jon English
The more success you have, the more attention and the more spotlight comes to your name.

On stage the spotlight is on me and I cannot afford to be shy.

Fighters like Broner and Gervonta want all of the spotlight and when they see another fighter getting that natural spotlight, they seem to get aggravated or frustrated about it unless you are a part of their camp. I don’t care what they say about us or try to bring out to the table.

‘Drag Race‘ has made a lot more people into fans of drag, and that’s allowed local communities to grow and flourish, but it’s up to individual queens to share the spotlight with their communities. I definitely want to be one of the people who does that.

When I was younger, I actually wanted to be in the spotlight. To have people want me, want to have a piece of me.

The bigger you get as a player, the bigger the spotlight.

As Conchita, I’ve got everything that I need to be glamourous and in the spotlight, giving interviews, doing photo shoots. And on the other side, there’s Tom, this shy, boring boy. And I love to be shy and boring when I’m in private.

You know, nothing comes free. If you want to chase fame, then fame has a price. You can’t get convenient fame. You can’t say, ‘Hey! I want only the good things and for the bad things I do, look away.’ So, if you crave for the spotlight, you pay for the spotlight.

There’s just nothing like sharing the spotlight or anything else with your sisters and your mom. It’s always fun for me to get my sisters dolled up and my mom.

Internet radio stations like KCRW do take you everywhere, yet that’s just one of a hundred small things you have to do to succeed. It used to be, if you just got on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone‘ and a spotlight on ‘The Tonight Show,’ that was enough.

Kerouac was the cowboy that inspired the whole Beat Generation, and highlighted and put the spotlight on all of these minds that didn’t really know what they were doing at the time, but accomplished something much bigger than what they ever foresaw.

The style of direction in ‘Room,’ maybe a little bit like ‘Spotlight,’ tries to be hidden.

I have a direct line with Obama. It’s a crucial link. And I can put Spain in the spotlight.

James Costos
I’m not sure I buy the argument that the public is more mistrustful – the debate will always garner that kind of traction because anything the BBC does is always in the spotlight.

I was just finishing up ‘Spotlight’ in Toronto – I finished it on a Tuesday and startedTrue Detective‘ on a Friday. So I was missing rehearsals, unfortunately, which I hate and why I never like to work back-to-back.

I have paid for things that I had done because I have been in the spotlight.

Our society wants things to grow, and our society wants things to become bigger and bigger. Everything has to be put under the spotlight.

As a Nepali, I hope my climbs put a spotlight on the talented climbers here.

It’s tough to say what separates me from everyone else. I guess it’s one of the things that the audience feels as soon as the spotlight hits me. All I can say is that I’m being as true to myself the best way I can.

I do my job – I don’t try to seek the spotlight; that’s not my way.

Just because I’m in the spotlight – I’m actually no better than anyone else. Everyone has hard days and tough times.

That’s what fascinates me about these writers‘ retreats: You’re in these small spaces with small groups of people, and all of the sudden, the spotlight is shining on you harder than it normally is.

I started in the industry when I was 4 years old, but I started in the spotlight when I was 11 years old, when I got ‘Modern Family.’

I prefer to be out of the spotlight, to be honest. I’ve always been that kind of personality.

Because our father played professional soccer, being in the spotlight never felt weird to me and my brother. We always felt we could do anything.

It’s amazing to be able to play the sport that I grew up loving so much and that I have a strong passion for. I’m just having a ball. There’s a lot of pressure that comes with being in the spotlight and being a superstar and a role model, but I’m enjoying it.

Reggie Bush
I started making music for fun, but I had two parents who were very much in the business. I didn’t run around trying to get the spotlight. I was very shy. I never sang in front of people ’til I was about 17 years old.

Caitlin Rose
If a band or artist isn’t tweeting or writing posts on Facebook every day, there can be this kind of mystique built about them, and I find myself retreating from the spotlight more and more.

I’m just Keith Thurman, and I just enjoy being the person that I am. I enjoy some of the spotlight, but there are moments where it can be a little overwhelming.

Being in the spotlight, you know, you tend to kind of forget who you are. And being an artist… it could be a very superficial job. It could be very pretentious as well.

A superstar doesn’t just use the spotlight for themselves.

I just don’t like politics. My rule is if I can put a spotlight on something, I’ll do that.

By giving the public a rich and full melody, distinctly arranged and well played, all the time creating new tone colors and patterns, I feel we have a better chance of being successful. I want a kick to my band, but I don’t want the rhythm to hog the spotlight.

Glenn Miller
I’ve discovered myself a little more, personality-wise just being put through certain situations, whether being in the spotlight, heartbreak, friends coming and going, family.

The abortion industry and their workers are under unique pressure and constantly in the spotlight because abortion is so controversial, and people on both sides are considerably passionate. This isn’t a typical nine-to-five job. It’s on a whole other level of intensity.

Out of all artists, authors are the least trained for the spotlight. Wanting attention isn’t a requisite part of the package.

I don’t live with earplugs. I don’t like the spotlight – but I like overhearing conversations.

Louise Gluck
I always keep in mind that being Twice, we will of course be in the spotlight, but that attention is amazing because it means people are supporting us.

When I left Planned Parenthood, I was extremely nervous. I was immediately thrown into the media spotlight, and I had no idea what it was going to be like to be a public figure in the pro-life movement.

Some people are willing to betray years of friendship just to get a little bit of the spotlight.

I’m not a guy who wants to push himself into the spotlight or stand out from the crowd.

There’s a blessing that you’re in a spotlight, but people follow you and want to keep asking you questions – it’s just overwhelming sometimes.

I enjoy stories about thin women – I read them frequently. I enjoy them; I root for those characters, but I always feel like there are enough of them out there and there are enough of them in the spotlight.

Everyone for the most part is really nice. There have always been jokes, but that’s part of being in the spotlight. You can’t make everyone completely happy.

I realized, if I don’t step into the spotlight, and the person next to me doesn’t step in, and the people around me don’t step in, then who will?

I try to stay out of the spotlight as much as humanly possible, because I think that when actors, whether or not they’ve chosen it or it has been thrust upon them, are living very public lives, it affects your ability to get lost in their performances.

The contrast of being in the spotlight when you’re very young and then suddenly not can be really bad for your mental state.

I get bashful in the spotlight. Even at home or at a birthday party, I hate that stuff.

A lot of kids my age can make a lot of mistakes, but college athletes that are in the spotlight, you have to grow up so much faster than regular students or regular kids your age because you are a public figure, so you get one shot, sometimes two.

I’m just not one of those naturally funny, relaxed actors who enjoy the spotlight and are so good at it.

Our players are role models; there’s no question about it. Whether they want to be or not. They are. So they’re in the spotlight. So if they do something that’s wrong, that’s in the spotlight, too.

I’m not shy in the spotlight. I might seem austere and even arrogant, but far from it, I’m actually shy.

Riccardo Muti
As I got older, I had a bunch of friends that were various teen stars. I’ve always known people in the spotlight and people who just grew up in L.A. and had nothing to do with the industry. It’s not a glamorous thing to me. It’s just a different type of business.

You won’t see me searching out red carpets or TV cameras. I’m more comfortable sitting back and letting others enjoy the spotlight.

I was thrown into the spotlight pretty quickly at UCLA.

I am not very fond of spotlight or even, for that matter, money. I appreciate the small things that give me joy. The most precious forms of happiness often come from things that money cannot buy.

Some people want the attention, some people want the spotlight, and that just wasn’t it for me.

Politics only makes the difficult challenge of marriage even harder, with the demands of the job and the public spotlight it casts on a union.

Sergio Martinez is doing his job and I’m trying to do my part, and we want to be able to get some spotlight in Argentina.

There is a cliche that probably has some anecdotal evidence on the side that comedians are very depressed people, but that’s because no one is ever going to seem as funny in a normal conversation as compared to when they’re up there onstage in the spotlight making a huge audience keel over with laughter.

I don’t have anything to hide, but prefer to shine the spotlight on others.

Sam Hinkie
I wanted to be a ballerina so badly. You can be seen and take over the spotlight without speaking. I had a fear of speaking in public back then.

April Bowlby
My body back at the Playboy mansion was the most important thing in life back then because we were in the spotlight every minute. We had to look good. The girls who gained the weight, those were the girls who didn’t get the work.

The red-carpet spotlight is a little bit more nerve-racking when you haven‘t been doing it all the time.

I grew a very early distaste for fame and glamour because I saw what the spotlight and attention can do to you as a family, so to speak.

When you’re a queer person put in the spotlight, you’re supposed to have all the answers.

One wrong move by a star kid and it immediately comes under the spotlight – even blown out of proportion, at times.

When you get the light shined on you, it’s always interesting to see how people do in that light. The light shines on you, the spotlight’s on you, so what are you going to do?

Billboard called my solo album, ‘Standing In The Spotlight,’ a great party album and even said that my raps put the Beastie Boys to shame.

Dee Dee Ramone
You go on these Internet blogs and people say the meanest things. I’m a normal person. Just because I’m in the spotlight doesn’t mean I’m God‘s gift to the world. I’m learning and making mistakes just like every other 17-year-old girl out there.

I just think Cam Newton is a guy who doesn’t get overwhelmed by the moment. He seems to thrive in the spotlight.

The cardinal rule for any performer is that they should know themselves before they enter the spotlight, and I didn’t. I was just Neil and I did what I was supposed to do. I was supposed to get married, so I got married. I was supposed to get a job, so I looked for work.

Often the presence of mind and energy of a person remote from the spotlight decide the course of history for centuries to come.

Stefan Zweig
I want to shine a spotlight on showing how dangerous Trump and his Twitter button can be.

At any moment, one company stands in the spotlight of the middle ring in the stock market‘s never-ending circus. It may not be the biggest corporation in the world, or the most profitable, but somehow it both mirrors and leads the market’s broader action.

I felt extremely uncomfortable as the focal point, in the spotlight. I really like the behind the scenes role, because all my freedom is there.

My characters are always on the outside; the spotlight’s not on them. But they do get somewhere.

The British tend to shy away from the spotlight. We don’t like being singled out in any way, and I think that is something which is important for me to learn to do.

I’ve never really aspired to the spotlight; I just wanted to do music, which is kind of weird because music comes with that spotlight.

I always wanted to come into the spotlight. I always had dreams and plans of doing my own thing and creating my own image, so it came a little sooner than I thought it would but this is still something I knew I would be going through and would have to experience.

The difference is that with fame comes a spotlight, one which has recently made it impossible to ignore the fact that more and more of those folks we place on pedestals aren’t even pausing to consider an option other than lying.

Michael Musto
There’s a lot of fighters that pop up out of the blue that you never heard of. They just don’t have the management or the promotion team or the spotlight, you know, to be seen. That’s the ones you’ve gotta watch out for.

I don’t have relationships for a very long time. I’m famous so that gets in the way. They either really like the spotlight and having a trophy girlfriend or they will not really be crazy for it.

A lot of young guys coming up in this league, they’re given the spotlight right away, depending on draft stature or whatever the case may be.

I grew up in a very loud and dramatic household, and we loved being in the spotlight.

Usain is Usain, and he always has the spotlight because of what he has accomplished, so we can never take that away from him.

A lot of guys just can’t handle the spotlight and the pressure, so they shy away from it, like ‘oh, I don’t want to be in it.’ That’s never me.

After thirty years of being ‘the camel lady,’ believe me: One becomes inured to the spotlight.

In reality the workings of your governing system are opaque and covert, while hiding in the chattering spotlight of an ostensible transparency, even though the ultimate objective is clear.

Breyten Breytenbach
By the end of an intense four years at UCLA, I had co-authored a new math proof, which the media, in fact, loved. As it turned out, math itself blazed my entry back into the spotlight and consequently into wonderful acting jobs like ‘The West Wing’ and others. You just never know, do you?

I get scared of a lot of attention. I get scared of the spotlight. And I’m not talking about on the basketball court.

To tell you the truth, my father says I came out of the womb literally singing and dancing, as though there was a spotlight on me. When I ask what I was like when I was little, they just say ‘loud.’

The iPhone was such a phenomenon that even the humble journalists chosen for an early look were thrust into a spotlight.

Whatever is going on in the news and whoever is in the spotlight is up for grabs and fodder for satire.

Whoever is in the spotlight, people are really quick to judge. I mean, there are a lot of kids coming up who’ve experienced that. You know, Justin Bieber, he’s huge, and he experiences that. It’s just the way the world works, unfortunately.

I’m about making music and spending time with my family. I’ve been in the spotlight so long that I’m looking for something different.

Yeah, I think that’s the best part of being nominated and receiving awards is whatever you care about that you have given time to, have served different people, you get to spotlight and highlight that.

My brother works at Weetabix in Kettering. That was taken over, there were redundancies. My other brother is a builder who has lost jobs, lost work. Football is not immune from that, it just happens to be in more of a spotlight.

I think it’s huge to set a good example. Whether you like it or not, as a professional athlete you are always going to be projected out into that spotlight of judgement. People are always going to judge every single thing we do and I think it’s cool to just be real with yourself.

From the very start, if there was a spotlight, I would step into it. My parents wondered what to do with this insufferable show-off. They chose acting for me, and I’m very grateful I can still make a living from it.

My life in the spotlight has cost me a lot.

I’m an ex-‘Globe‘ guy. My friends are depicted in ‘Spotlight.’

When I’m playing football, it’s what I know; it’s what I’m good at. The spotlight is not just on you: you’re with 10 of your team-mates. I could have done other sports, like tennis and athletics, but I like being part of a team where it’s not just about you; it’s about everybody.

I was thrust into the spotlight and didn’t really know what I was doing. The opportunity was amazing but I wasn’t ready for any of it.

I’m the type of person that, when it’s my time in the spotlight, I’ll do my duty in the spotlight. When it’s not, and it’s another person’s time, I’ll go away.

I wouldn’t mind a spotlight also focused on the crowd, because, I think, one of the things that made the Olympic Games for Great Britain was the incredible support within the stadia where the events took place.

I don’t live in the spotlight, and I don’t live my life in front of the paparazzi. I live very comfortably and quietly as possible.

A lot of things I did were cringy. I look back at interviews, seeing the way I talked and the way I am, and it is embarrassing. I came back from the Olympics, I was shoved in the spotlight and I couldn’t cope that well.

I was lucky. A lot of people have that. People that don’t tell you what you want to hear, but what’s best for you. I was blessed with great friends. I was always blessed that way. My dad always kept good people around me. I just got lucky. Because of the spotlight you’re in, people are scared to tell you otherwise.

There are times when you’ll be up in the spotlight at the very top of the show, and you get put back down in the mix because the company is trying to keep everybody fresh and interested, and one guy can’t be stuck at the top of the card forever.

I used to enjoy the spotlight. If I had a day off from filming, I didn’t know what to do. Now I enjoy my family time so much, there is this sense of, if it all went away, and I was just a mom, I would love my life.

I think there’s something about wanting to stand in the spotlight. I think the ball is a spotlight, for example, and I think they want to stand in that. I a lot of times see – LeBron is a guy that vacillates between wanting to do that and then wanting to get somebody else involved.

The spotlight is something that I don’t think is disturbing to me. It doesn’t disturb me whatsoever.

The spotlight will always be on me, but it’s something I’m learning to live with as the years go by.

I find I like the spotlight for a very brief period of time… and I sort of need it. But then, the minute that it’s done, I have to sort of go hide. So I was never really meant, I think, to be a performer for a living.

Creating authentic emotional experiences, whether it’s ‘Star Wars‘ or ‘Spotlight,’ are driven by characters and stories that are engaging.

I’m aware of the rift in the locker room. That’s just alpha males and supreme athletes trying to share the spotlight.

Visibility has an effect on those who are privileged; it brings more privilege, and on those who are marginalized, it brings more marginalization, because it also brings a spotlight onto them where they’re at, in the hood or in certain places that are less tolerable.

I love my work, but I don’t like being in the spotlight. I was never going to be an actor, that’s for sure.

I’ve never felt comfortable in the spotlight. I never felt pretty enough or wanted people to look at me.

I love playing in the spotlight… I feel like that’s motivation for everyone.

I was brought to Hollywood by Gene Roddenberry and Michael Eisner, chosen from 600 hopefuls to star in the originalStar Trekmotion picture. The success of the film, coupled with the allure that I had shaved my head for the role, put a spotlight on me.

If you are in the spotlight, you have to get used to it.

I don’t want to be in a stable of guys that have to fight for the spotlight. I want to be with a promoter who is solely focused on me.

I’ve gotten death threats, yes. I have. I think anytime you shine a spotlight on homosexuality or minorities and you try and say they are as normal or as worthy as acceptance as others, the people who are on the fringe don’t like that and they will come after you. And they have come after me.

I think at WrestleMania you definitely want a singles match and not have to share the spotlight with other guys.

I couldn’t do my show without spending 12 years on the streets of Humboldt Park. It made me a better interrogator. Still, if they had taken me out of my squad car and gave me a show, I would’ve been terrible. But on ‘Springer,’ the spotlight was on Jerry and I got to grow up within the show.

Steve Wilkos
I loved entertainment and acting, performing. I just liked the stage and having the spotlight and stuff.

There comes a time when even icons, if they choose to do so, should be allowed to enjoy life out of the spotlight.

Certain celebs manage to worm their way out of the spotlight, and I won’t stand for that.

I don’t really live my life in the media spotlight. People don’t know that much really about me or what I think.

The torch needs to be held by somebody that’s great. Because champions are made in the dark, baby. We don’t need the lights and the spotlight. That stuff is for everybody else, man.

Hip-hop is making a lot of noise. It should get some more spotlight.

I love the intimate, single spotlight, troubadour-y quiet, delicate moments. But I also love Springsteen and screaming and shouting.

I didn’t get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.

I don’t think Michael had to retire for us to get the spotlight, because when you win, it commands attention.

Hakeem Olajuwon
I can only speak for myself, but growing up in the spotlight is not easy at all… but at some stage you have to accept that and realise that it comes with the territory.

It’s perfectly possible to spotlight Black joy over Black suffering. Setting the story in the past doesn’t mean that Black folks do nothing but suffer.

There’s many law changes, policy changes I can point to. But a lot of my work has also been to name the issue that no one else named – to spotlight it, to advocate for it. That’s where all advocacy begins. I’ve asked different questions. I’ve raised different issues.

Sometimes in a team game, the entire spotlight is on one man.

I have this very abstract idea in my head. I wouldn’t even want to call it stand-up, because stand-up conjures in one’s mind a comedian with a microphone standing onstage under a spotlight telling jokes to an audience. The direction I’m going in is eventually, you won’t know if it’s a joke or not.

A famous love story is hard to maintain when you both live in the spotlight.

I have taken a break from the media spotlight for the past few years.

Gemma Ward
What has to be understood is that most whistle-blowers are not natural activists – this one certainly wasn’t. We usually work in anonymous jobs, far from the spotlight. We are not campaigners, or journalists, or wannabe celebrities, craving a platform. Our conscience tells us we have to reveal what we know.

If you search for poverty, you’ll find it, often in the family. Why? Because the family makes this great investment, from which we all benefit, but for which no-one helps. We have to point the spotlight on the family, and make political choices that sustain the family.

Rocco Buttiglione
I’ve been a spy for almost all of my adult life – I don’t like being in the spotlight.

My mother did a tremendous job of raising four children in Ottawa under a spotlight.

Caroline Mulroney
I have never been wired to be front and centre of spotlight and ready to dance.

When you have a chef that wants to be in the spotlight, maybe after one or two appearances on a show, they think they’re at a certain level that they haven’t reached yet in the kitchen. Shows like ‘Top Chef‘, ‘Hell‘s Kitchen’ have helped bring attention to the culinary world.

I like to go out there and perform my best. I like to be the best, I like to shine, I like to be in the spotlight, so I like anything that sparkles. Anything that glitters, that’s why I’m into rhinestones. Superstars wear sequins, so I wear sequins and rhinestones.

I always wanted to be a designer. It was when I started modelling for my college shows that I came under the spotlight.

It’s so fun being on the stage and in the spotlight.

I ran spotlight. Swept up. Did box office. Ran the lighting board. But acting was the most fun.

The world awaits Beijing‘s hosting of the 2008 Olympics, an occasion which will bring into the global spotlight the dramatic advances China is making in enhancing the quality of life for its people.

I love hearing my song on the radio the first time, but when it comes on again, I change the station. I already have so much of the spotlight on me. I don’t need any more.

I’ve got used to being on ‘The Chase’ and keeping nice and calm and that feels like comfort now compared to being in the spotlight and being on stage.

Stage phobia never touched me. I was naturally drawn towards the spotlight.

Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of those odd moth-like creatures who seem to combine extreme discomfort with the spotlight with an unstoppable compulsion to leap into it.

In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who’s comfortable ‘putting himself out there.’

I’ve never sought the spotlight. Though I’m coming out to the world, I intend to guard my privacy.

I’m not a guy who needs the spotlight. It’s not something I have to have. I’m content to sit at home.

In no relationship at the top of any walk of life is it always easy, least of all in politics which matters so much and which is conducted in such a piercing spotlight.

I don’t feel the need to be in the spotlight whatsoever.

It is delicate being my age and trying to do all the regular teenager stuff, and then having that in the spotlight.

No one in high school wants to be put under the spotlight. You don’t want to be that person who stands up for the other people because then the people who are going after those people are gonna come after you.

Kristin Cast
Sometimes when you are playing non-stop international cricket in all formats – which was the case with Jadeja – you do well one day, get hammered the next, and immediately the spotlight is on you. That eats into you.

It’s never really fun to be in the public spotlight.

I’m facing upstage, with my back to the audience, and the spotlight comes up on my back as I start singing.

Tom Wopat
Real Madrid is such an extraordinary club in terms of size and the constant politics that, perhaps, the best results are achieved by those with an ability to remove themselves from the spotlight to concentrate on their work.

Frankly, I think that the news industry is critically important because it points out things and surfaces truths that can often be uncomfortable. I think that that’s working, and the spotlight has been pointed on things that we have a responsibility to do better, and I accept that.

I don’t want to be in the spotlight, ever! I don’t know why I got in this profession!

When you’re in the spotlight, people want to dissect you and then put you back together the way they want you.

I have an aunt named Ida. She’s the widow of my late Uncle Basil, nearly 100 years old, and very religious, and has managed to live her extremely long and virtuous life out of the pitiless public spotlight.

The way you really find out about the performer’s seriousness about the cause is how long they stay with it when the spotlight gets turned off. You see a lot of celebrities switch gears. They go from the environment to animal rights to obesity or whatever. That I don’t have a lot of respect for.

We were the outliers: my mother was the only Western woman (khawagayya, in Egyptian Arabic) to have married into the family, and during my childhood, we were the only members living outside of Egypt. So between my father’s prestige as the eldest son and my own exotic pedigree, I basked in the spotlight.

The studio is meant to be always a place where, first of all, they can be out of spotlight, and second, where they could work with a peer group on parts that they might not have played otherwise.

I don’t really get shaken very much. People could heckle me, a spotlight could go out, I could forget a lyric… I’m not operating on somebody’s brain, you know what I mean? So I just think it’s all funny.

I don’t mind who takes the spotlight. If you win the game, then it doesn’t really matter.

What happens when your dream comes true – when the spotlight is on and then it moves away?

I have become this country‘s agony aunt as I am doling out relationship tips through various publications. I spotlight the problems and give solutions. It’s wonderful to know that so many people respond, it’s a responsibility.

I feel like the type of music I’m making and who I am, people expect me to do well, but not be in the main spotlight.

Being from a place like Chicago you have so much pride in it, there’s so many great things that come out of there, but to me not enough people from the city shine a spotlight on the good things that go on with us or the fact that we are innovative and set trends.

It’s really fun to have the spotlight and feel ready for it. Not in a conceited way. But just like, ‘Man, I think I’m going to give you what you need.’

I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight.

Gypsy Rose Lee
How little the public realizes what a girl must go through before she finally appears before the spotlight that is thrown upon the stage.

Florenz Ziegfeld
Remember this: classics never make a comeback. They wait for that perfect moment to take the spotlight from overdone, tired trends.

In America, the problems of poverty and low income, particularly for minorities, are disproportionately focused in the inner cities. Shining a spotlight on the businesses growing in these communities is proof that any community has the potential for entrepreneurship.

I always had the sense of being in the spotlight, being on stage, being looked at.

Like or loathe Donald J. Trump, you have to give him this: He’s done more to shine a spotlight on the loopholes and fundamental unfairness of the tax code than any other American president.

For me, art is always a kind of theater. When I started the spot paintings, I made them as an endless series. But I was never serious about it being an endless series. It was just an implied endless series. The theater means you just have to make it look good for that moment in the spotlight.

Unfortunately, the Hindi film industry is a sitting duck; it is easy to hurl malevolent accusations. It is a systematic campaign to divert attention from real issues, failing economy, China border tensions, spiraling Covid cases, and farmersagitation by putting the spotlight on the supposed ills of the film industry.

You’re either humble or you’re not. If you were a jerk before the fame, you just become a jerk with a bigger spotlight. Whoever you are really comes through.

I’ve never really been worried about being in the spotlight. I could care less.

Looking back, I can genuinely say that I am truly grateful that my parents sheltered us from the public eye. This may sound like an easy task, but it was probably the hardest thing they had to figure out as parents – how to give their kids a normal childhood even though they were always in the spotlight.

NBA, that’s the biggest spotlight I’ve ever been in before. It was crazy at first. I just had to take a step back. Get back to what I know: having fun.

I know from growing up in the spotlight, as it were, that the most important thing is your family.

Kate Burton
Growing up in the public spotlight and having insecurities like every other girl, I really know what it’s like to feel self-conscious.

When I was younger, I didn’t want to come to WWE because I didn’t fit into the mold. I couldn’t identify myself with the term ‘diva.’ The divas brand was meant to put a spotlight on the women, but the term, to me, felt more glamorous than me.

If I can just live further from the spotlight I think that’ll be better for all really.

I’ve been careful, too careful maybe, about trying to not keep the spotlight on me.

Sam Hinkie
I don’t very much care for the spotlight.

You know when everyone’s watching, your mom and dad, your friends in high school who thought they were better than you. You get your chance to get in the spotlight and shine.

I’m not trying to steal the show. I tend to shy away from – I don’t want to say the spotlight – how about responsibility? It’s just very daunting. These movies are very intimidating. ‘Captain America.’ This is the stuff I struggle with.

I have been in the spotlight, and I have been out of it.

The guy who kind of broke the story in ‘Spotlight’ was a priest, the guy who had sort of done all the research. One of the things he said when one of the ‘Spotlight’ reporters asked him how he could still remain a Catholic, he said that, ‘My faith is in the eternal, and the church is an organization.’

Barack Obama commits war crimes – Somalia, Yemen. He commits war crimes in Pakistan, Afghanistan. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to keep a spotlight on war crimes, to keep track of the innocents killed… There is a major clash.

I think it’s definitely hard for the people who just out of nowhere come in and they do really well and all of the sudden the spotlight is on them.

Being a young woman is difficult enough, but add to that the pressures of Hollywood’s spotlight, and you have a lot to navigate.

So few people are truly themselves when they’re in the spotlight.

The stores and the things like that, the business side of things came out at the point when, I’d say probably in the early ’70s, it looked like the year of the singer-songwriter was over, ’cause music changed in our time and the spotlight was out.

What I do for a living puts me in the spotlight.

Ali Larter
I do have a couple of pets, but I am determined to keep them out of the media spotlight.

Jason Gann
When I am not on the stage, it is always very difficult for the public to find me! I am a private person who does not always want to be in the spotlight!

I’ve been competing my whole life. Who cares about the spotlight?

When you focus the spotlight so much on one person, I think it’s very, very dangerous.

Some good talent was just hanging around and waiting for someone to spot them and TV gave them the spotlight. Actors got this platform, which is so great, and could accommodate anyone.

As people get older and fall out of the spotlight, people’s memory of them changes.

I always loved the spotlight, just not the negativity.

I grew up craving the spotlight, and once it happened, I immediately recoiled.

Megan Fox
In the beginning of my career, everybody knew it, it was no secret that I loved the spotlight. I basked in it. And then all of a sudden, I turned into this person who was reclusive, or hiding.

Being at the first post-Weinstein Oscars was amazing. It felt like there’s a spotlight on diversity.

I don’t like to be in the spotlight. I like to just chill and observe other people.

Unfortunately, if you don’t want to be in the spotlight, get out of it.

Aside from introducing and supporting legislation to help close the gender gap in STEM, I believe that shining the spotlight on female role models is one of the best ways we can break the gender stereotype.

Part of my role and part of my job is to shine a spotlight on issues that need that spotlight, whether it’s people, whether it’s causes, issues, whatever it is.

The lifestyle I lead as a footballer means I am always in the spotlight.

My personal life is in the spotlight, but people say what they want to say. The truth isn’t in the spotlight, I should say. I’m in the spotlight, but not the truth.

I was always kind of shy. They wanted me to stand in the middle of the stage to sing ‘Take It to the Limit,’ but I liked to be out of the spotlight.

Dance+ is a platform for Indian talent that puts a spotlight on pure, superlative, unique dancing.

It’s frustrating sometimes: as an athlete, you’re thrust into the spotlight, and you know, I think this team has always done a really amazing job of understanding that we have this incredible platform; let’s do something good with it.

I’m just a person that played a game in the spotlight.

I’ve taken this year to concentrate fully on the promotion of ‘The Lady.’ This movie has been so meaningful; until we have premiered in every part of the world and encouraged as many people as possible to shine the spotlight on the Burmese people and Daw Suu, I will not have a next project.

I try to stay out of the spotlight.

When you have a celebrity who is willing to shine his personal spotlight on the non-profit and can also speak articulately about the mission, that’s really the best of both worlds.

I definitely would like to run my own businesses by the time I’m 27, maybe, and then come away from the spotlight.

I pick and choose when I want to be in spotlight, which is only connected to my work and when I need to use the media.

I use the term ‘spine‘ for people when I think that they may seem on the surface sort of reticent, shy, self-deprecating, shying away from the spotlight. Quiet.

I’m from Vermont, where to be stylish and cool is to have a dirty pair of hiking boots and know how to change a tire, hang drywall, and bale hay. Those people are my home, and every time I come home, it reminds me that there’s something to be said for being in the spotlight, but it can never be a whole part of me.

Often in the past, when we have had a deaf person in the spotlight, we have been portrayed badly. It was up to me to change that.

I was never one to seek out the spotlight. I am kind of a private person, so I don’t miss that part of show business at all.

Angela Cartwright
With United the spotlight is always on and there’s always going to be that pressure, no matter what the game is.

Because I’m so much in the spotlight, people lose sight of why I’m in the industry. In fact, I’m doing all this because I love to act. I love to perform, to sing.

I think early in my development as a quarterback, before I ever got a Division I college offer or anything, my brother was in the spotlight, first-round draft pick. People expected me to be him, but I was underdeveloped, undersized, unrecruited… so it was tough at that point.

Some people love being onstage and really open up, and I’m sort of the opposite of that. I don’t crave the spotlight. I’m still not comfortable even talking onstage.

Being in the spotlight, you’re always picked apart. It’s not easy. But over time I’ve realized that you can’t please everyone and when you feel overwhelmed, just take a step back. Love yourself first.

I do feel that AEW is similar to TNA in the sense of the young locker room and in the same way that TNA back in the day had these guys hadn’t had that opportunity on the national spotlight.

It’s pretty refreshing to be in a situation where the spotlight is on someone else.

Being under the political spotlight is far different than anything I’d experienced before. Every word is a critical word. Sometimes you really aren’t allowed to get your full thought out. A lot of it is about having a 30-second sound bite.

To be straight, if I play and don’t bowl 90 miles an hour it’s going to be news. If I don’t bowl 90 miles per hour for long enough it’s going to be news. If I don’t put my left sock on first, it’s going to be news. I understand that is the scrutiny of playing at this level and being in that spotlight.

Ego is to the true self what a flashlight is to a spotlight.

I’m not telling people where to give money, but if there is to be a spotlight shed on me, then I’d like to direct that spotlight onto causes I think are worthy or onto interesting, progressive figures.

Growing up in the spotlight was quite possibly the worst for my self-esteem. I had a hard time finding confidence within myself.

My success set me up for life, and it meant that I could retire from the music industry at 27 to spend time with my newborn daughter and my wife. My time away from the spotlight allowed me to rediscover my love for music, and I’m doing it for me now and no one else.

I’m not having to grow up in the spotlight as a 14- or 15-year-old.

When I played, I never needed the spotlight, nor did I want it. I simply wanted to play baseball and be respected by my teammates and the opposing players.

Bruce Sutter
Coming back to the UFC was huge. I was ready for the spotlight for the first time.

I think I thrive under the spotlight; I live for a big moment.

Back in the day, coming out was something very personal. You began by acknowledging the truth, first to yourself, then to close family and friends. Those of us more in the public spotlight, though, also had to ‘come out’ to the press.

You think the end of my freshman year, from nobody really knowing who I was to skyrocketing onto the scene in the national championship game, there’s nothing but good things to say after that. Then you get into the spotlight and it turns to hate.

I was not naturally meant to be on stage. I hated being in the spotlight; I was scared.

Marvel‘s got a crowded universe, and there are already so many characters hogging the spotlight that it’s hard to break through that. First off, whatever character you’re creating, odds are, there’s already someone similar in one way or another.