Top 440 Broke Quotes

Here we have the best Broke Quotes from famous authors such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Kehinde Wiley, Sylvester Stallone, Gerry Harvey, Mohsen Makhmalbaf. Find the perfect quotation from our collection.

God made me and broke the mold.
God made me and broke the mold.

My father is Nigerian; my mother is from Texas and African-American. My father was the first in his family to go to university. He flew from Nigeria to Los Angeles in the ’70s to go to UCLA, where he met my mother. They broke up before I was born, and he returned to Nigeria.

There’s a natural law of karma that vindictive people, who go out of their way to hurt others, will end up broke and alone.

The political system is broke. It doesn’t matter who the leader is if you are frozen in time and your hands are tied. Social media is so strong that minority groups get a huge say.

Rumi, who is one of the greatest Persian poets, said that the truth was a mirror in the hands of God. It fell, and broke into pieces. Everybody took a piece of it, and they looked at it and thought they had the truth.

When I first started, it was a dare. Someone basically said, ‘You’re a tough guy… but I’ll bet you won’t get on a microphone in front of a bunch of people.’ I was terrified, but I did it. Once I broke the ice and got onstage and got some laughs, I thought, ‘That’s not so bad.’

After we were married, we were broke. Flat broke. Not only did we not have health insurance, we could barely keep a roof over our heads, let alone have the kind of coin to throw around on onesies and Pampers.

Destiny‘s Child has never broken up officially. So don’t be surprised one day if there’s a new record or a tour because the group never officially broke up.

When I got out of Yale Drama School, I was completely broke.

I think Ray Charles did as much as anybody when he did his country music album. Ray Charles broke down borders and showed the similarities between country music and R&B.

I joined the Army at 19 as a soldier and spent about four and a half years with them. Then I broke my back in a freefall parachuting accident and spent a year in rehabilitation back in the U.K.

I had my both my ACLs repaired in college and I broke my patella, so those were all nine-month ordeals, if not longer.

I’ve been pretty broke my entire life. I’m not going to live that same life, but I’m going to keep those same principles.

My parents broke many rules, so I guess thinkingoutside the box’ has been slowly but surely developing in my family – one generation to the next.

Rekha Sharma
It was funny because on the day that I joined the club, the newspaper that broke the news was one that people don’t always trust or believe. Then, when I signed, and there were pictures of me and Sir Alex Ferguson, people believed it.

To have gone through so much work to heal myself and have my mother not acknowledge in any way that she was sorry for what had happened to me, broke my heart.

Anne Heche
Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke.

Arthur Ashe
I wanna be remembered as someone who broke all the norms.

Ned made a tremendous rattling, at which Bullet took fright, broke his bridle, and dashed off in grand style; and would have stopped all farther negotiations by going home in disgust, had not a traveller arrested him and brought him back; but Kit did not move.

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet
In April of 1976, Epic Records was flying out to sign us when I tripped over a light case after a gig and broke my arm. We called the next morning and said, ‘Don’t go to the airport – Bun E. broke his arm.’ They thought Mercury or someone was trying to sign us, so they offered us, like, $25,000 more on top of the deal.

Bun E Carlos
The first cellphone I owned was hardly a slim, high-tech device – it was more like a brick with buttons, only with worse reception. If you wanted to use your phone to give someone a message, you were better off throwing it at him and hoping you broke his car window.

When I look back at The Judy Garland Show, I have such mixed feelings. It broke my mother’s heart when they canceled it.

A song like ‘Tears Dry on Their Own’ is really sad, but it’s hopeful, too – that was my theme song for the first boy who broke my heart.

I was playing baseball, and I tripped over first base – I’m very clumsy – and I fell and broke my wrist. That was pretty painful.

When I finished school, I took my entire life savings – $5,000 – and invested it in a business. I was young. I was inexperienced. But I was an entrepreneur, and I was proud. And in six weeks, I was broke.

Mark Warner
As Buddy Rich, for instance, broke into the business at the age of three, I think it was, on drums, so indeed did I break into the business at the age of four as a singer.

Mel Torme
I lived on couches for something like six months. I had no home. I was totally broke. I would stay at a friend’s house for two weeks, then move because I didn’t want to become this permanent mooch.

Obama broke his no-new-taxes pledge 15 days after he took office when he signed legislation on Feb. 4, 2009 raising the tax on cigarettes 158 percent – 62 cents per pack.

Soccer is my first love. I’ve been playing since I was 4 years old. I traveled the world doing it. I broke my leg when I was 16 or 17, and acting kind of filled the void.

Kyle Schmid
When I was very young, I remember my mother telling me about a friend of hers in Germany, a pianist who played a symphony that wasn’t permitted, and the Germans came up on stage and broke every finger on her hands. I grew up with stories of Nazis breaking the fingers of Jews.

Listen, I wrote 10 unsuccessful books before I broke through, so I’m looking all the time to keep my books fascinating. I want to write what people want to read, not push any message.

I’ve always done what I thought was good if I could live on what they were offering-and sometimes if I couldn’t. So even when I was broke, my career didn’t lack for interest.

Sam Waterston
By withholding critical details and stonewalling congressional inquiries, President Obama seems to be hiding whether or not he and others broke U.S. law by sending $1.7 billion in cash to Iran.

In high school, I stole a six-foot submarine sandwich from a banquet room in front of several hundred people. I did it because I was in marching band, and we were promised food if we played, and they broke their promise. It was my first and only heist, motivated by justice and hunger.

Ive got three brothers and a sister; everybody played an instrument. When I was at Manchester United and I broke my leg in 1992, I took up the sax. I play it on The Establishments album.

Dion Dublin
My mother became a big problem… She was a complete narcissist. When I broke free her narcissisticness came out and it was tough to get out.

As a matter of fact, I’ve been to Italy many times before I met my husband, which he can’t even imagine that I could possibly know anything about Italian food. But, you know, Italian food’s really basic, and there’s so many different variations on it that what my husband did is he broke it down for me.

The people who pawn stuff never want to be on the show. And the reason behind that, I find out, is when people are pawning something, it’s – they’re getting a loan. They have to admit they’re broke. For some reason or the other, something has happened, or they’re financially irresponsible.

I had just broke in and everything was going so well, to have it all ripped away like that is not nice. That’s part of football, and that stuff happens all the time. You go from the highest of highs, and then it’s taken away and you’re from there to rock bottom.

Human beings will line up for miles to buy a bucket of catastrophes, but don’t try selling sunshine and light – you’ll go broke.

Conservative supporters might either have the courage of their convictions or, if truly ashamed, revise them, but they should at least refute the proposition that defending your own interests is only acceptable if you’re broke.

With ‘Atonement,’ I put a lot of pressure on myself, and then I made an advert for Chanel, which ‘broke the camel‘s back’ emotionally.

I learnt how to make candles when I was a kid. My mom used to make them. Then, when I broke my leg once and couldn’t really move around, I started playing around with it… putting the scent inside and dried flowers, and that’s it.

I’m nearly certain that Google accessed my Gmail account after I broke a major story about Google.

In five years, I had done 13 films, which I think broke Elvis’s record.

You have to go broke three times to learn how to make a living.

I did a gig for the Red Cross during the Balkans conflict, but we couldnt land in the city as they were trying to shoot the planes down. We had to land in Budapest and make the seven-hour car journey on bumpy roads instead, and when we finally arrived, a riot almost broke out in the venue.

As a first-time director, you act a lot like a teenager. I made decisions because I was hotheaded. My skin broke out. I was trying to understand who I am.

I had to go broke for music.

I’d rather have money and be broken-hearted than be broke and broken-hearted.

Probably my favorite piece of music, as an album taken as a whole, is Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘Greetings from Asbury Park.’ I just think it’s incredibly pure. It’s a sound that sort of broke new ground, and I think it paved the way for a hundred people that sound very similar.

When I broke my arm at the Commonwealth Games three years ago, I was advised that my sporting career had likely reached its end.

My first car was a 1976 Toyota Corolla Liftback in red, like the one in ‘The Blues Brothers.’ I painted a Union Jack on the roof. I was absolutely in love with it until I destroyed it, which broke my heart!

Richard Hammond
In your 20s, you’re checking your bank account to make sure you’re not broke. In your 30s, you’re looking at yourself and realizing you’re broken.

Every couple needs glue to stay together. Like all marriages, I suspect, if you’re busy you don’t see it coming until you can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube. It’s a bit like going broke. It happens slowly and then very quickly.

Anne Robinson
The comedy on ‘2 Broke Girls’ always comes from a place of love – it’s never mean. We’re a comedy, and we often go right to the edge. It doesn’t bother me. I’ve encountered this all my life. I’ve been made fun of all my life.

Matthew Moy
The thing you’ve got to watch for is going broke when you’re old. Look at all the people that go down and out at the finish. The man who built my country place is blind now and penniless. That’s terrible!

Pearl White
I’ve always been very supported. I’ve never really been sad. I’ve just been broke. They are very different things.

Whenever something went wrong when I was young – if I had a pimple or if my hair broke – my mom would say, ‘Sister mine, I’m going to make you some soup.’ And I really thought the soup would make my pimple go away or my hair stronger.

Joan Rivers broke down barriers, advocated for free speech, and never apologized for who she was.

All the experts agree Medicare is going to go broke.

I come from a blue-collar family. My father worked at the American Can Company as a mechanic. He broke his back and was disabled, and the first memory I have of him is in the hospital. My mother was a working mother – she had two jobs. Everybody in the house had to help out.

Me and Iggor come from poor upbringings. We’re broke, never had any money.

The FCC was founded in 1934, and their first major action was in 1941 when they broke up NBC. NBC used to be NBC Red and NBC Blue, and they broke them up for the same exact reason: that there wasn’t going to be a diversity of voices and because they were vertically integrated.

I broke my leg playing football and cycled to the hospital.

It was funny actually because that was still during the time we were dating. He would get all these calls because supposedly before we broke up, we had already broken up in the trades, in the rags or whatever.

Rosario Dawson
I was about five years old when I was eating soup in our kitchen, and as I was lifting the spoon towards my mouth, it bent and broke in half.

Uri Geller
I broke my right ankle. Four ribs. One rib went into my liver. My spleen. My back in two places.

We all forget that when a TV network says, ‘Look, we’re broke,’ it means that they’re not making as much money as they would like to be making. They’re still making millions and millions of dollars – they’re just not making billions and billions of dollars.

Hustle like you broke and keep that passion.

Once, when I tried to calculate the height of the balcony, I broke my arm. Another time, I wanted to see if water moves faster than kerosene. When my father came out to smoke, a fire broke out.

I broke my ankle ten years ago so high heels are not an option unless I’m literally going door to door for a function.

I was dating my first boyfriend in high school for a long time, and we broke up before prom. I hadn’t met anyone else that I really wanted to go with, and my friends have always been amazing. So I went with my friends and got a million photos with them!

Somebody asked my friend Bob Seger, Why do you think the Eagles broke up? He said, Hotel California.

Glenn Frey
By disgracing and degrading the presidency of the United States, by fleeing the White House like a diseased cur, Richard Nixon broke the heart of the American Dream.

I’ve been on sets where I broke my ankle on a television show doing a stunt playing Arthur in ‘Camelot.’ That was because it was really rushed, and it hadn’t been thought through properly.

I can write with absolutely perfect penmanship with my feet. If I broke both my arms, I could still write a girl a love letter using just my toes.

There was a period in the Nineties when the BBC wanted to act as if it was a trendy Soho independent. They broke up all sorts of things and got people to work as freelancers who had previously been BBC employees. It corroded a sort of esprit de corps, I think.

Until Charlie broke his ankle in Toronto, we were as good a unit as anybody.

Marcel Dionne
It just broke my heart, and I had to get away from it. I love them to death, but they know how bad it got. It’s not their fault, but I couldn’t do that any longer.

One of the reasons my ex-husband and I broke up is that he stopped eating my food.

I can just remember being broke, wondering if I had any talent – really wondering whether this was all a fantasy – but I had to get out there and keep trying.

Let’s say I go completely broke, I’m about to star in the next ’30 for 30: Broke.’

I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage.

Lefty Gomez
Another time I cracked two of the vertebrae in my back and broke a rib.

When I broke 20, I said to myself, ‘I will give concerts until I’m approximately 30.’ And I made it a year and a half late, but, nevertheless, that’s what I did. When I broke 30, I said, ‘I think I should be recording until I’m about 50.’

It has been a fantastic journey. I have gone to five Games, broke the Olympics record in 2004 in Athens and won a gold medal as well in Beijing. I have had a good run at the Olympics.

I broke things to get attention.

My first and only experience in baseball, the coach signed me up; he didn’t tell me there’s a thing called the curveball. I didn’t know that. So the ball’s coming at me and I start backing out, and then it broke inside. And the umpire says, ‘Strike one!’ And I’m saying, ‘How is that a strike? It almost hit me!’

Imagine your family finally making it from nothing to something, and finally getting things going, and finally buying a beautiful house and taking care of your children – and the next day, it’s completely all gone. Zero. Boom. Flat broke. So that’s when I had to man up.

I like taking genres and subverting them. I did that with ‘In the Valley of Elah.’ I said, ‘Okay, this is just a murder mystery. Relax.’ And then, two thirds of the way through, I broke every convention of a murder mystery.

I’ve tasted the dirt side. I’ve tasted being broke. I’ve been in the dumps, I’ve lived in motels as a kid. I want a different opportunity for my children. I never want them to see those things.

Granting amnesty to those who willfully broke the law makes a mockery of our legal system and encourages even more lawlessness – potentially more severe crimes than entering the U.S. illegally.

I broke my leg is all I did. I didn’t break my brain.

A lot of times when people become successful, people don’t really understand what they had to do or the sacrifices they made to do that, or they assume that they had money. This is coming from, like, a kid who was broke and lived with roaches and a single mom in Dorchester.

Clinton Sparks
I learned that Yao Ming broke his navicular bone like five days before the 2009 draft. From that moment on, all I thought about was going from zero stars to one star. How do you do it?

Sam Hinkie
We had gay burglars the other night. They broke in and rearranged the furniture.

I left Kurdistan in April 2003 with the peshmerga, following their excited advance as Saddam‘s forces crumbled. First Kirkuk, then Mosul – where looters broke into the city museum and seized its Parthian sculptures – then Tikrit. I reported from Baghdad in month-long stints until the end of 2004.

I’ve been broke and sad, rich and sad, broke and happy, rich and happy, and I’ll take the rich version over the broke version all day long.

I’m fine, except, you know, I broke my pelvis. And that’s not much fun.

I have some lofty goals. I want ‘You Broke Up With Me’ to go Number One.

When you grow up in life and you’re poor, and because you’re an athlete or you got rich overnight in music, unless you have access to financial advice or for the transition or matriculation of that process, then of course, you’re going to go broke.

When I got ‘227’ and broke out from the rest of the cast, I became a workaholic, and I was very lonely.

Jackee Harry
I always, always meant to be on stage. I only ended up even auditioning for television and movies because I was understudying a Turgenev play on Broadway and was so broke that, when I got a mini-series, I had to take it and was so ashamed because I was such a snob.

I was broke until I was 40. Really broke. I could get by, but I had nothing.

There’s something very particular about the kind of rage you feel when you’re alone in a practice room by yourself, unable to master a simple thing like a rudiment. You keep trying to master this very basic thing, and when you don’t get it, you just scream. I broke a lot of drum heads, and I broke a lot of sticks.

The year when I left my country, there was still peace. The year after, the war broke out, a lot of people lost their homes, lost their families. When I go back 20 years later I still find people living in refugee camps. So I tried to help them find homes.

With River’s birth, nothing went according to plan. My water broke three weeks early, and after 12 hours of labor and Pitocin, I was in incredible pain and still only one-centimeter dilated.

I went from broke and homeless sleeping on couches. Couldn’t even figure out what I was doing in Los Angeles. Now, I’m paying my own bills. I’m about to move my mama in with me at 19. I’m on tour now, and this is all off of one mixtape.

There’s a stigma about reality shows and the people who star in them. Reality shows mean your career will end, your marriage will be cursed, you have to fight and/or throw a drink, or you’re going to end up broke and a has-been when the series ends.

Social Security is not broke, and Social Security does not need to be privatized.

Something very worrying has been going on at Scotland Yard. We now know that in dealing with the phone-hacking affair at the ‘News of the World,’ they cut short their original inquiry; suppressed evidence; misled the public and the press; concealed information and broke the law. Why?

The president’s claim that Social Security is going broke is misleading at best. The sky is not falling, although there is no doubt that the system needs to be strengthened.

The happiest moments of my childhood were when my toys broke, because then I could destroy them with impunity.

When I lost to Michael Watson, I cried. I thought the world was on my shoulders and I broke down. But I came back because I wanted my titles.

I was the understudy to the understudy in a year-two production of ‘Big Chief Red Feather.’ The boy who had the lead broke his arm, and then the understudy got chicken pox. And I loved it. I got to wear the most feathers in my headdress.

I’d always wanted a challenge and I suppose that’s why I’ve always wanted to go into pop music, because I want to be seen as someone that broke the record.

Becky Hill
One of the main rules with my mom was if I broke a club, she was going to take it and I wouldn’t get it back. So I made sure I kept all my clubs.

I desire to leave this world as I entered it – barefoot and broke.

Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

I’ve always thought if it’s not broke, why fix it?

Tim Hardaway
I’ve been really very fortunate with the men I’ve been involved with. They’ve always really treated me very, very wonderfully. And whenever anything broke up, I was always the one to leave. So I think I’ve been really very, very lucky.

Some said he couldn’t take on the insurance companies that were ripping us off. But President Obama made the tough and right call to save lives, save Medicare and ensure no one goes broke just because they get sick.

Some fan literally broke into my house. He literally came in and said, ‘I’m a huge fan. I brought you food.’ He brought me three boxes of noodles.

So the only things I was being allowed to audition for were small roles in comedies. It broke my heart. No one would see me for anything else. I knew, in order to open up my career, I had to leave or that’s all I would ever be given.

Khandi Alexander
After the first couple of years of on ‘Black-ish,’ my wife and I actually broke up. We got back together, and it was this really, really difficult time for me.

It can be hard for the cute girl. I was blond, cute, broke. I was beat up. I was thrown inside lockers. I was burned with cigarettes. My hair was lit on fire.

I am happy that most of my films did good business and either set or broke records at the box office.

It’s very easy to relate to a kid who is having trouble in high school… less so to relate to a billionaire whose Lamborghini broke down.

Trans people should be able to fall in love and sing love songs too, and have that be just as valid. You turn on the radio and every other song is some guy singing about some girl who broke his heart, or vice versa. And there’s not a lot of trans representation with that.

I was buttoned up as a kid. I did what I was told and never broke the rules.

To think that the new economy is over is like somebody in London in 1830 saying the entire industrial revolution is over because some textile manufacturers in Manchester went broke.

It was funny because right before the whole band broke up, like, we were seven months’ pregnant, so my life was going to transition anyway, whether the band was continuing or not.

I felt in college I wanted tattoos. I’m really glad I didn’t. I was broke. I would’ve been bargain shopping for a tattoo artist.

My 3-year-old daughter is somewhat psychic. I hate the abuse of that word, so let’s just say… intuitive. She was born ‘in the caul,’ meaning my water never broke, and superstition says that makes a child psychic.

Since they all broke up the greatest conference in football, which was the Southwest Conference, I’ve had little interest in them any more. I thought that was a disaster and a disgrace when they did that, but they did it anyway. So I’ve lost interest them and I don’t care what they do anymore.

Gib Lewis
I started playing cricket with my brother in our back garden when I was eight. The garden was long and thin, so it was perfect for us to play cricket in. We’d use a crate as the wicket. We broke quite a few windows.

My son broke his arm. I couldn’t do anything, couldn’t be there. That’s when I knew I was a bad parent. I was doing the same thing my dad had done to me.

Back in the day, I was always broke and was living in a converted garage at the age of 40, and then I decided I was unavailable to live my life with that reality, so I decided to change it.

I broke in with four hits, and the writers promptly declared they had seen the new Ty Cobb. It took me only a few days to correct that impression.

I grew up in Southampton. My mum was a shop assistant; my dad was a carpenter. They broke up when I was eight.

It is easy when you are successful to think that you did it all by yourself and to forget that you didn’t. You got here because a lot of things broke your way. You were lucky enough to be born into a family that could afford to take care of you well.

I turned down a job when I was broke to the point that I was about to go into foreclosure on my house, but I didn’t want to work on the job because of the content of the show.

I have no problem talking about how hard it’s been, how broke I’ve been, and how broke I was not even that long ago.

There was a scene early on during the first season of Roswell and I broke down crying. Since then, I’ve always just been able to do it.

I remember a show in New Jersey several years ago when a big fight broke out in the crowd. I took the microphone and introduced Frank Sinatra. He wasn’t there, but even the guys creating the disturbance stopped to look.

We’ve all heard stories of lottery winners, rock stars, heirs and heiresses, and professional athletes becoming millionaire morons who wake up rich but are broke by nightfall.

My voice broke very late. I think that, deep down, I knew that once it broke, my self-esteem would plummet, as I’d never be head chorister again.

I always go for broke. It’s win or nothing for me.

My ex-boyfriend said, ‘You have a better chance of getting elected to Congress than getting on the staff of a television show.’ Which was the perfect thing for him to say, because my entire career is, ‘Well, screw you.’ And we broke up.

What’s so great about DreamWorks is that it’s run by filmmakers who believe that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

Creatively, I thought we were still viable and could do more records. But our working relationship just wasn’t happening at all, and our chemistry as people broke down because of that.

Nobody knows this, but the first actual purchase, after I signed my deal and called my bank account and heard how much money was in there – ’cause I was so broke and hungry – was Taco Bell.

If you set your story in Rome, Ireland or Sheboygan, for that matter, go there. If you’re broke, set it in the town where you live, or where you grew up.

Lynn Flewelling
When you start off broke – and we weren’t broke, we were negative broke – you never forget that. You stay appreciative.

When I was broke, no one ever offered to buy me a beer. Now that I have quite a bit of money, everybody tries to buy me beers. Where were all these people back when I was in college and broke?

We never broke up. As long as I’m living and as long as Chuck D is living, Public Enemy is always going to be alive.

The moment when I broke my leg, when I realized my leg was broken, I thought my career was over.

Right before ‘Brian‘s Song’ there was a period when I was very despondent, broke, depressed; my first marriage was on the rocks. The role of Gale Sayers had been cast with Lou Gossett, and then he hurt himself playing basketball. I was called in to read for the role. I was their last choice, and I knew it.

My dad had always bought and sold gold and other stuff. In ’81, he went broke because of real estate, so he moved us to Vegas and opened a small second-hand store. We always wanted a pawn license because there’s a lot more money in that.

I just save my money, man. I don’t even try to enjoy it like these other rappers; they having fun and they lit, but they gon’ be broke later on. I be savin’, I be chillin’. It feels good to know I got it, but it feel better to know I’ma keep it too.

I got married in Florence, Italy. My husband and I were in love but totally broke, so we eloped and got married in Italy, where he was going on a business trip. We had to pull a guy off the street to be our witness. It was incredibly romantic. Florence is still one of my favorite cities in the world.

Libba Bray
When my mother died of cancer in 2014, my father was quick to reinvent himself. Within a year, he moved to Thailand, became obsessed with scuba diving and consumer-grade underwater photography, and proposed to a Burmese woman in her mid-30s, an engagement he broke off within a year or two.

A month after the scandal broke, I tried to go back to work at the pharmaceutical company after a leave of absence. But because of all the publicity and resulting pressure and stress, I finally resigned.

Donna Rice
I couldn’t put my finger on one reason why we broke up. It was time, and we were spreading out. They were spreading out more than I was. I would’ve stayed with the band.

There was tremendous pressure to take dialysis, and there were lots of tears when I broke the news to the family that I was not going to do it.

Art Buchwald
I spend so much time in fear of going broke, and I never have been even remotely close to going broke.

I’ve had two fights in my life. Both times I threw one punch, and both times I broke my hand! I really am a stranger to the world of fighting.

It never hurt Lenny Bruce’s career to get arrested for swearing. It did back in the time, but he broke those doors down by doing the stuff that he believed in.

The De Bernieres were very military. I broke the military tradition but I was terribly proud of my father being a soldier.

Louis de Bernieres
The only thing I do to my bat is put some tape around the handle to build it up a little bit because I broke my finger about six years ago and can’t really close it the way I want to. Other than that, the same bat, same Louisville Sluggers.

Tony Gwynn
When you’re coming from outside London, you know, you better be something special if you expect people to take you seriously. I broke the mould; I made it possible.

I got songs about being broke, being on welfare, being poor, Section 8.

When I was six, the Korean War broke out, and all the classrooms were destroyed by war. We studied under the trees or in whatever buildings were left.

Go for broke with what you believe and what you think is funny and what you’re good at.

First of all, how could I be broke, and I got all these companies?

I’m the kind of guy who, I need a watch that tells me what day it is. I need to know it’s Friday on my watch. I need to look at it and go, ‘Friday today.’ Tomorrow I will not know it’s Saturday until I look at my watch. My watchband broke, I was crippled. I have no concept of time, I have no concept of dates.

If you go into the old covenant, do you think that the Jewish people believe that you should be broke? They believe in wealth.

There comes a point with any collaboration like that where you start having other interests creatively. I was moving in one direction musically, and as a guitar player, Mark wanted to move in another direction. That was essentially the reason we broke up.

I actually broke my nose when I was 7 years old, and I’m always super conscious that it turns slightly one way. I have a slight bump in it, too, but I’ve found that if I put a bit of concealer on one side of the bump, it seems to blend in more.

At 16 I was very interested in palmistry. The fate line on my right palm broke into two parts that ran for a quarter of an inch on parallel tracks. I used to look at it and wonder, ‘What will happen?’

We are going to put out a boxed set thing, but I don’t want to do it yet. I want to wait until we’re 45 and we’re bitter and broke. Then, we’ll put out the comprehensive Ween boxed set.

Gene Ween
While the old spiritual ‘Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last’ was sung by blacks in the hours following the Appomattox surrender, racism sadly continues to be a crippling national scourge.

Last good pratfall I did, I broke bones in both hands. I still feel it when people shake my hand.

When I was 17, I broke up with my future wife.

And for anyone who ever thought that Ellen and I broke it off because of sexuality, you couldn’t be more mistaken. And for anyone who thought my mother’s prayers had anything to do with me marrying a man, forget it.

Anne Heche
It was sort of good it happened because it broke the ice with everyone.

Dannii Minogue
When I started going to business school, I started getting calls from my peers asking for my help. I thought, ‘Well, there are a lot of people like me who make a bunch of money and just get so scared of it and don’t know what to do with it.’ I just didn’t want to be 60 years old and broke.

Post-minimalism implies music that’s genre-less. Minimalism was very important because it came at a time when contemporary music had become so complex, so experimental and detached that people turned away from it. Minimalism broke that trend and brought music back to the people.

Maya Beiser
I am extremely lucky; I’ve never been ill – although about 20 years ago I broke my right arm hang gliding.

Micky Dolenz
We have got to cut the spending. We have got to fix Medicare and Social Security. And actually, if we don’t cut spending, this country is already broke. We are going off the financial cliff: the big cliff that is going to cause a total economic collapse of America.

I broke my neck.

I’ve been in the hospital once when I had my daughter, and, oh, when I broke my elbow, but other than that, I’ve been very fortunate.

From 1945 to 1991, China was engaged in a series of wars that nearly broke them. This generation has been through hell: the Great Leap Forward, hunger, starvation, near collision with the Russians – the Cultural Revolution gone mad. I have no doubt that this generation wants a peaceful rise.

When my car broke down in L.A., nobody stopped. They just kept whizzing by.

I’d got hit by a mail truck. Broke my leg in two places. Had a cast on for about six months. I was in the first grade. Second half of first grade.

I think ‘Ratcatcher’ broke even as a film, but it got a good critical response. I think that people knew that it wasn’t going to be a conventional piece of work, but they were still willing to invest in it. With this material you have to be quite courageous.

I was in a mountain biking accident and broke my sternum about three months before my unit was supposed to deploy to Iraq, and it’s such a close-knit community that the idea of not getting to go is hugely jarring, so I tried to get put back in training and wound up injuring it worse.

Crop insurance should be a policy that keeps people from going broke, to make sure they can farm next year, but not to make them rich.

Howard Graham Buffett
I broke my sixth vertebrae.

I was a senior high school student at the Far Eastern University when the war with Japan broke out in 1941.

When Julia and I broke up and I was really scared to go into a market or anywhere because I thought, ‘Oh God, everyone must hate me. And that wasn’t the case. People said, ‘I’m sorry this happened, man. Are you alright?’

When it broke out in the mid 1990s, the web was society‘s first at-scale digital artifact. It spread in orders of ten, first thousands, then millions, then hundreds of millions of pages – and on it went, to the billions it now encompasses.

Bill Clinton broke what was known as the Republican electoral lock on the presidency, and Bill Clinton won the White House in 1992. That was sort of the impossible dream for Democrats.

We don’t hold anything back. We go for broke, and if we have a good idea for a story line, we just use it because you never know and because the dynamics of the show are going to change.

I’d cut school and go over to the Lori-Ann Donut Shop and eat doughnuts. I got a job at the pet store near Lechmere, unloading fish tanks. They gave me $10 for unloading a full long-bed truckload. I never broke a fish tank. When I asked for a raise, I got fired.

I am the daughter of Black writers who are descended from Freedom Fighters who broke their chains and changed the world. They call me.

I think the parts that I played sort of broke the mould in terms of – you know, I played grey characters, the bad girl with a good heart, there was a good reason for her to be bad.

I first came to London as a musician, and when my group broke up, I did ‘Guys and Dolls‘ at the Watford Palace theatre. After that, Ned Sherrin found me and brought me to the West End to do one of his shows. The work went from strength to strength, so I thought: ‘This is where the world wants me; I’ll stay.’

Clarke Peters
We didn’t really feel poor. You don’t know that as a kid, but we really didn’t have any cash. When machinery broke down, we didn’t have money for parts, so we did our best to fix it.

Glen Taylor
Nobody has ever gone broke selling escape to the American public.

Divorce is never a pleasant experience. You look upon it as a failure. But I learned to be a different person once we broke up. Sometimes you learn more from failure than you do from success.

Michael Crawford
When I first broke in, I wanted to be the best technical wrestler on the planet.

When my marriage broke up, I went to three separate therapists, and each was worse than the last. I can only speak for myself. There are other people it’s been incredibly useful for, but not me.

I have always been uncomfortable with a series of movies. I hate that word ‘franchise‘ – it always makes me think of French fries. What I felt each time was that we were going for broke, that this was going to be the last in the series. You can’t count on anything.

I had the longest awkward phase. I had braces for 3 years; I cut my own bangs too far back and they looked like a bowl cut, and I broke my nose twice.

Before I broke my back, I was really looking forward to playing hockey at the University of Michigan. That was my biggest goal.

Winning times in the New York City Marathon have not dropped all that much over the years, but rather U.S. runners went backward. In 1983, there were 267 U.S. men who broke 2:20 in a marathon, and by 2000 that number was down to 27.

Alberto Salazar
I was scared by social media – just scared of what I might attract. Once I broke onto that thing, because I needed it for my band to tell people about shows, I realized, 99 percent of the time, people are funny, clever, inventive, beautiful.

Obamacare rewrote Medicare… so if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare, you have to address those issues as well… What people don’t realize is that Medicare is going broke, that Medicare is going to have price controls… So you have to deal with those issues if you’re going to repeal and replace Obamacare.

I fell and broke my pelvic bone in three places. So, I’m still sort of an invalid now.

I’ve never wrestled Kylie Rae, I’ve never wrestled Nyla Rose. I’m more familiar with Kylie Rae, I know her, she was my room-mate in Japan. I was in the match where she broke her collar bone in Japan, I was her tag partner.

Britt Baker
If you broke down my technique, it wouldn’t really take a rocket scientist to do so.

When I said I didn’t have a cent, I didn’t. I used to get annoyed with people who said they were broke when they had five dollars.

‘Baahubali’ was really the film that broke most barriers of what regional cinema can do nationally.

When I got the job on ‘Lost,’ I was a broke university student living in the crappiest part of town, with a duct-taped back window on a broken-down car. I existed on peanut butter and tea.

Loyalty to petrified opinion never yet broke a chain or freed a human soul.

The war broke out, and I wanted to do something to aid my country in a time of crisis. I was too tall for the WACs and WAVES, but eventually joined the OSS and set out into the world looking for adventure.

When I was a little kid, it blew my mind and kind of broke my heart when I found out that the ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ weren’t actually from Hazard, Kentucky.

What really broke it down was I had my son while I was locked up, so that really affected me. I can’t really have this, knowing my father was locked up when I was small. So that really out of everything – through the fame, the money, everything – that really put the toll on me: ‘Oh yeah, I gotta change.’

Those things on the Internet that tell your net worth are wrong for pretty much everyone. When I started YouTube, I was pretty broke and it said $1 million then.

You ever see a bar with 200 beautiful women go broke? But I’ve seen a lot of bars with great DJs go broke.

If politics were a high school movie, Republicans would be the jocks and mean girls locking hapless freshmen inside their lockers and threatening to call in their rich parents if the teachers complainplus the broke kids who are always willing to strong-arm homework for them from the nerds.

Gradually I became aware of details: a company of French soldiers was marching through the streets of the town. They broke formation, and went in single file along the communication trench leading to the front line. Another group followed them.

Ernst Toller
I broke a lot of conventions. Look, I spent a long time as an actor. I spent a lot of time playing pretty ordinary arcs.

I’m attached to my children with whatever flaws they have, and if some glorious angel broke through the living room ceiling and offered to exchange them for other, better children, I’d cling to my kids and pray away this specter.

When we got signed, I lent my parents money, because they were broke.

Romania will always defend the Roma’s right to move freely in Europe. They are European citizens and as long as there is no evidence they broke the law they should enjoy the same rights of any European citizen.

Traian Basescu
I’m afraid of open bodies of water. I was in a glass-bottomed boat that broke a long time ago, so I’ve always been kind of freaked out.

I’ve broken fifty-six bones, broke my back twice, punctured a lung and knocked out a few teeth.

I still have a fear about going broke. I always think about it.

I had a year, where… I was secretly, 100 percent, dead broke.

Other than a short article I read in 2008 when the real story broke, I have not followed the Clark Rockefeller case, and ‘Schroder’ is not a novelization of that story.

I never had problems with injuries as a kid or in the youth team. My injuries started at Chelsea, when I broke my foot during a pre-season game. That was just pure bad luck, but after that, I had some muscular injuries, too, so I had to get to know my body better.

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?

Alan Paton
I just want to keep going for broke, making bigger and bigger things like ‘Lord of the Rings’ until they kick me out of Hollywood. I just want to do the biggest thing I can.

Evan Goldberg
In 1965, when great young white artists in the English-speaking world were successfully re-channeling hillbilly and black music – you know Bob Dylan, Ray Davies, Pete Townsend, Keith Richards – they didn’t get any money at first. They were all broke.

Our publicist at Warner Brothers is a young guy who has worked so hard for seven years with us and when we saw him backstage he broke down and cried. He couldn’t believe it happened. It was seeing him so overcome when we realised how much it really meant.

Horses pretty much broke as a record in England.

I’m not gonna be broke, like my mom was broke, my uncles were broke, my sisters didn’t have money, my cousins on down.

We have really good parents, and even though they broke up when we were little, we were still raised by two people who had really good ethics. They were never going to let us turn into Paris Hilton. I think that it wasn’t really an option to become spoiled brats.

I don’t mean to make a generalization, but I do at the same time, from what I know about people from the Midwest, it seems like their families would talk about money openly in front of them when they were kids. They’d say stuff like, ‘We’re broke! We’re gonna lose the house!’

We are a rugby family really. My dad and both granddads played rugby. Dad was good, on his way to Bath until he broke his leg. My brother Harry got an invitation to go and play for Bristol. I go and watch Sale Sharks and have been to Twickenham a few times.

I never heard of anyone saying they want to deploy their capital wisely and go buy a sports franchise. What you want to do is just not lose money. You see, I don’t have to work anymore. I tell people I don’t have a real job. On the other hand, I learned long ago that you can’t go broke if you turn a profit.

Let me tell you something: being broke ain’t going to make nobody come to the Gospel.

When I was somewhere between child and adult, my father left us. My first family broke apart, but this liberated me to create a new family as I pleased.

Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke.

I DJ’d my first pirate station from a house I broke into in Haringey.

I saw how, when my brother smoked reefer, it made my mother cry. He was 16 at the time. And I saw that she broke down and cried. I never wanted to hurt my mother, so I kept away from drugs.

Modi created the impression that he was ready to go to war with Pakistan after the Pulwama attack. But his government was so broke it was begging the RBI for Rs 300,000 crore.

I remember in ‘Pride and Prejudice‘ I had to do a scene where I broke down. And before we filmed I spent like three hours imagining my mum’s funeral. Actually, she’s very much alive, happy and healthy. It was really horrible.

Every time I sprinted 100 per cent, my hamstring broke. But I knew if I didn’t sprint 100 per cent, I could keep on playing, so that’s what you do. I was just lucky it was discovered in America and I haven‘t had one problem since. I feel I can run past people again and that feels nice.

This is an old family secret, and I just found this out recently, and it almost broke my heart. My mother said to me, ‘I had never told you this, but God, you were an ugly baby‘.

Melvilasam’ broke a short, silent phase in my career.

In my last years, I was conscious how I used to play the game when I first broke through. It was absolute chalk and cheese. I probably finished at the right time. There won’t be many players like me in the future.

I believe that one of the reasons I get to play golf all over the world is because of the barriers that Lee Elder broke down. I just think he’s amazing.

Since September 11, security has been increased everywhere, and we have new IDs to get on to the Fox lot. I drove to the security gate, but realized I’d left my ID in my other car. I just broke into that voice – ‘Hey, man, I’m Bart Simpson. Who else sounds like this?’ The guard waved me through.

Nancy Cartwright
Some might argue that it’s unfair to judge Hillary Clinton for the policies her husband championed years ago. But Hillary wasn’t picking out china while she was first lady. She bravely broke the mold and redefined that job in ways no woman ever had before.

I became a professor myself, teaching bankruptcy and consumer protection. I conducted a national study of mortgage companies in bankruptcy. And what I found was that big banks routinely broke the law.

Katie Porter
So the first season about halfway through he just sort of put us together and then broke us up all within one episode. One of the ideas is to have us do that once a year – to have everything blow up in our faces and not work out.

When I left college, it broke my mom’s heart, but I knew I had to be in Nashville. I knew that was the place you had to be in to become a better songwriter, and that’s what I wanted to move there for and to ultimately get a record deal.

No one would feel embarrassed about seeking help for a child if they broke their arm – and we really should be equally ready to support a child coping with emotional difficulties.

I was in a motorway services and I broke and had a cheese sandwich. It felt fabulous.

I was broke for more than 10 years. I remember staying up all night one night at my first company and looking in couch cushions the next morning for some change to buy coffee.

Do I think John Wall has grown up? Absolutely. Do I think he was immature when he broke into the league? Absolutely.

I wanted to be a female like Chyna, who broke boundaries and did things that were really special.

I didn’t know what a ‘call sheet‘ meant. I’d never been out of the country before, but there I was on a ginormous set in Australia with John Boyega and thinking, ‘What is going on?’ He took me under his wing and broke my fear of being the new kid.

Cailee Spaeny
When I was 18, I broke my leg, and my shin came right through – like I had two knees.

We never got anything out of the recordings. I’m still as broke as I was when I was with the Mothers.

I would roll up pennies to take the subway to work in Times Square. I was broke, but I was happy.

I decided I was going to be in love. I was going to give it everything I had. It was like heaven on that ranch. I don’t know why we broke up. We never fought.

Carrie Snodgress
I move countries every three or four years. I was born in London, and we lived in Canada. Then we lived in Saudi Arabia until the Gulf War broke out, when we were forced to leave. Then we hop-scotched for a while from Holland back to Canada back to Saudi Arabia. Then there was D-day, so we had to get out again.

My marriage is on the rocks again, yeah, my wife just broke up with her boyfriend.

I didn’t have any knowledge of the music industry when I first got to L.A., and I really didn’t know on a creative level what I wanted to sound like, so I had to do a lot of experimenting. It led to a spiral of depression and being broke.

Generally, drama films are made with stars – I broke the rule unknowingly.

In the U.K., we always had a special relationship with the audiences because it wasn’t ‘More Than Words‘ that broke us: it was ‘Get The Funk Out’ that broke first. That was what we had always dreamed of.

If you play professionally, you can expect to go broke at some point.

When my husband and I worked as line cooks in LA, we lived in a constant state of broke and tired.

One night I went to this comedy club and paid a hard-earned $5 to get in, and every comic that came up was dry as an old turkey wishbone, as in not even close to being funny. When you’re broke and you pay $5 to see somebody, you want them to be funny.

I broke my leg and cracked my pelvis.

Ten thousand pounds is the legal value of a negligently taken life, of a child or a parent. A cold and somewhat mean-spirited calculation: you would do better if you slipped on a paving-stone and broke a front tooth.

I’m a guy that roots for the home team. Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi, those are my guys. As far as I’m concerned, they won. They broke into every market with ‘Despacito.’

I woke up find a rather noisy multi-lingual meeting going on. This was great as everyone could participate and even though everything had to be translated into about four different languages it never became boring. After a while the meeting broke up and everyone went for food.

John Blair
Do you know how many athletes go broke three years after they stop playing? I want to help them hold on to their money. I mean, I know about budgets.

My father lost his leg in 1927 playing soccer. A kick broke his leg; gangrene set in. They sawed it off. So he didn’t get what a lot of Irish immigrants got, which was a job on the Waterfront – he didn’t get that.

My father worked as a mechanical draftsman at Mazagaon Docks and is a Catholic. My mum was a Muslim, so my parents broke quite a few rules to get married.

The real work of an actor goes on inside, and I don’t think it changes from director to director – I always go for broke! But I don’t get a lot of direction, unfortunately.

My relationship with my first child was nonexistent. I was broke and I was a new rapper whose career was spiraling downward.

If I would have thought like fans think, I’d be broke and brain dead and fighting everybody every weekend.

Childhood was terrifying for me. A kid has no control. You’re three feet tall, flat broke, unemployed, and illiterate. Terror snaps you awake. You pay keen attention. People can just pick you up and move you and put you down.

I have taken some hits here and there, but I’ve been most damaged carrying my little terrier to bed, and I broke my hip turning off the lamp. I’ve been nicked a few times, but he put me out of business. So life is a very strange adventure.

David Douglas Duncan
When I hit the scene, there was Billy Connolly and Max Boyce. It was all mother-in-law and Irish jokes, and we broke the mould. Now there are thousands of comedians out there, and I don’t think I can be above it all.

I broke two knuckles in my right hand when I gave Jean-Claude Van Damme an attitude adjustment. I got nothing except a medical bill.

Chuck Zito
When I broke my leg on the dirt bike, fear got the best of me that day. I hesitated. I didn’t hit it as fast as I could have, and I came up short. It was the first time in my life I couldn’t get back up.

When I broke my leg in college my first year, they were worried that I wouldn’t walk straight again. In fact, I’m pretty pigeon-toed, and most people think I don’t walk straight anyway.

When Patrick finally broke his silence with 2008’s ‘Anthems For the Damned’ – the first Filter album that he recorded sober – fans were decidedly lukewarm.

I think TARP was the most defining vote since I’ve been in Congress. It was wrong. You don’t nationalize private – it was wrong. It desensitized people to what $700 billion was, which opened the door for a $900 million stimulus, for Obamacare, for all these things. It was wrong. It broke my heart.

I was just in the middle of singing a song about how broke we were and now my cell phone rings.

I would love to retire a City player and I have my fingers crossed it is something that can still happen. When I did leave in 2005, I broke down crying on the way to sign for Chelsea, but back then, we needed the money my sale brought in.

I signed as an 11-year-old for Everton. I broke into the Under-18s at the age of 14, then the reserves at 15, then I was in the first-team squad at 16.

Going back to the technical track of my life, note that I have been designing electronic products, both of the consumer and defense electronics variety, since Pluto was a pup. Many of these products broke new ground… creativity at work!

Many still believe that conducting political and economic reforms at the same time is not an Asian way. But this is a fairy-tale. We broke that old stereotype by reforming our political, economic and social systems concurrently since 1990.

With ‘Trainwreck,’ because it wasn’t live and we could do more takes, I feel like we broke a lot.

My dad grew up in Pittsburgh in the ’50s, and he used to sing Four Seasons songs on the stoop. He made me listen to Cousin Brucie – the guy who broke the Four Seasons on the radio. So I knew all of their songs, but I didn’t know they were all by the same group.

Erich Bergen
When I broke into the St Mirren team thing went pretty well for me and I managed to hit the ground running.

Our cultural industries are our biggest export, our biggest manufacturing base. Every pound spent on art education brings disproportionately large returns. It’s the biggest bang for our buck. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. In fact, the more you put in, the greater the successes for the U.K. economy.

In my opinion, nothing changes after you get married. If ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

The amazing thing is that I’m sane. I’m not bitter. I’m not drugged out. I’m not broke. I’m still married to the same guy. My children don’t hate me.

Brenda Lee
When the news broke that John McCain had been diagnosed with brain cancer, the outpouring of well wishes all hailed his toughness.

It’s very hard to reflect properly when you’re still playing but the hundreds one – when I got my 23rd in Kolkata – felt the most special because it broke a benchmark that had stood for a very long time. It felt good to do something no Englishman has done before.

I was 15 years old in 1972, and yeah, when the 1970s broke, I was out there. Everything was kinda swirling around me – the music, women, cars, the culture.

Not to sound cliche, but some of the first things that I bought were for my homies and my team: making sure the people that helped me and ensured my security and safety during my come-up, while I was broke, had the opportunity to be okay.

All Hoosiers, all Americans, myself included, should never go broke in this country because you get sick or have a bad accident.

I’ve really gotten to play a lot of different things, starting with ‘Southpaw.’ For ‘Spotlight,’ I got to play this amazing journalist, Sacha Pfeiffer, who worked at the ‘Boston Globe‘ when they broke the story about the sex scandal in the Catholic Church.

The relationship between violence and nonviolence in this country is interesting. The fact of the matter is, you know, people do respond to riots. The 1968 Housing Act was in large response to riots that broke out after Dr. Martin Luther King was killed. They cited these as an actual inspiration.

I was sparring with Dan Christison, a big heavyweight. I threw a leg kick and broke my fibula. Before the Florian training camp.

When I was growing up in the theater there were all these amazing girls telling me about the guy who broke their heart. And I was always wishing that it was me.

I get letters from young people telling me that they’re broke and download my albums for free. They ask me what I think about that. I now have a standard line. I tell them, ‘I would rather be heard than paid.’

I’d fallen in love with a woman but she broke up with me and I was devastated. Six months later, I went into a suicidal depression from the break-up of the relationship, but I resolved to not do what my friends had done. And so I reached out for help.

Aron Ralston
I’m not a good father and they’re not children any more; the eldest is in his fifties. My relationship with their mothers broke down and, because of what the law was, they went with their mothers and were imbued with their mothers’ morality in life and they were not my people any more.

I’m an athlete and I’m black, and a lot of black athletes go broke. I do not want to become a statistic, so maybe I overcompensate. But I’m paranoid. Oprah told me a long time ago, ‘You sign every check. Never let anyone sign any checks.’

The World War broke out with such elemental violence, and with such resort to all means for leading or misleading public opinion, that no time was available for reflection and consideration.

Yes, they broke the law, but we can’t deport them. Let’s get over this pointing fingers and do something about that, whether it – they have to pay a fine, learn to speak English, the history, you can do that. And then you have to give visas for the skills we need.

My victory against Venus was the most special. She’s is a multi grand slam champion; her sister is Serena Williams. I was like, ‘What is going on?’ I broke her five times in a row. She is one of the best servers in the game.

That equals to being a fool, having fame and no fortune. A lot of guys out there have fame doing this and doing that, but they are broke.

I broke my nose and got a concussion when I was 13.

Michael Cera
I broke people’s bones, tore muscles, ribs, faces, inflicted some serious and heavy damages to my opponents, etc… I got hurt myself, too, from serious attacks.

My father was a wildfire. Really. Nobody could save him from anything. His family turned away from him, and he broke up with his first wife. It just happened to be that when he was going to get back up on his feet, my mother was there.

Friend of mine, a smart journalist, had his iPad stolen. He couldn’t help that – the thief broke into his house. But his private, personal data wasn’t stolen, exactly. Donated, more like. He had no passcode set on the iPad.

You know how the Beatles broke off – they all did their solo projects and they came back together and they were even stronger!

The fate of the singers who, like my songs, went up in flame was also the fate of the books which I later wrote. All of them went up in flame to Heaven in a fire which broke out one night at my home in Bad Homburg as I lay ill in a hospital.

Shmuel Yosef Agnon
Obama kept blacks broke and angry the entire eight years he was in office.

Jesse Lee Peterson
I led the world the whole year until the trials. I was in Birmingham, U.K. Broke the meet record, had the meet won already, beat the 2012 Olympic champion in long jump that day. It was a big moment. On the last jump, I blew it. Blew my hamstring.

I had a second-degree-blue-belt test, and I broke two boards with my right foot, and the next day I walked into school, and no one ever picked on me again. I suddenly believed in myself and respected myself. I had some inkling of my power, so the bullying stopped instantly.

I was gonna go broke if I didn’t get things turned around real fast.

I’m here to be lovesick, broke and drifting, writing heartache songs and singing about pain and misery and depression, with a few good times here and there.

People think I left The Band and spoiled this whole thing, and that’s not what happened. Nobody broke up The Band. Nobody ever said, ‘That’s it, we’re done.’

I broke into comics by working as a press reporter for the industry, for a trade press in comics, and reporting on events and reporting on books and so forth, and I got to know some of the editors at DC Comics in the mid-’80s.

I didn’t even remember it because it kind of came up, and then a week later it said I broke up with him.

Rosario Dawson
There are so many male models who are working in high fashion, and they are broke. It’s good to be a woman.

It don’t matter if I got a broke hand, got a torn muscle: I’m going to fight like heavyweight champions do.

‘You Broke Up With Me’ was fun yet definitely addressed an inner emotion of mine.

In 1958, Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley broke countless hearts when he moved the team known as the Boys of Summer to Los Angeles – dumping the guts and grit of Ebbets Field for the glitz and glamour of Hollywood.

Ed Henry
These natives are a very good people; for when they saw that I would not remain, they supposed that I was afraid of their bows; and, taking their arrows, the broke them in pieces and threw them into the fire.

Henry Hudson
That series, ‘Property Brothers at Home,’ broke HGTV viewing records.

My name is Brock and it also means ‘broke.’ I’m going for broke – I intend to give everything away of everything I have over time.

I like owning dirt. You know, I spent a lot of time broke when I moved to California. So deep in my soul is still this idea of being unemployed. To me, owning land means you could sell it at some point and have money.

I don’t care if I go broke. I don’t care about all that stuff. I just want to know that I did everything I wanted to do.

My approach in 1999 was basically to play what I had, that was all I could do. At the time I was broke. I think I only had one guitar, a flametop green Jackson and I had these DC-10 Mesa Boogie heads. I think I had a cheap Shure wireless.

Things change all the time, and they’ll probably never be the same again. It’s just the natural evolution of the human condition. Things change, and whatever it is is what it is. I mean, you try to start second guessing that, you either get rich or die broke.

Guy Clark
I was called fat and ugly in the press almost my entire life. I understand that being judged by others comes with the territory, but it broke my heart and ruined my self-esteem.

When I moved to New York, I was dead broke and lost my mind, and my girlfriend dumped me and was with some banker making money. I wandered by Jane Curtin’s house, and she’s like, ‘Come in here, dear. I’ll make you lunch. Tell me, what’s going on in your life?’

You know you poor when you eatin’ breakfast food late. You fryin’ toast? At nine o’clock at night? With bacon? You’re broke.

If everything else falls apart and I’m broke, in 20 years I’ll still be able to do ‘Twin Peaks‘ conventions.

I ended up living on Crete for eight months. I picked olives and did house painting and got broke.

Extraordinarily, I was up in the cemetery in Derry City, and I had a red cape on with a fur hood as a little girl, when a gun battle broke out between the IRA and the British Army, and I got caught in the crossfire.

I’ve always said when I broke in I was an average player. I had an average arm, average speed and definitely an average bat. I am still average in all of those.

Brooks Robinson
On Warped Tour in Boise, Idaho, I broke my tooth on the mic. I took a pretty significant chunk out of my tooth and had to have it sanded down. It wasn’t the most painful injury, but it was the most unexpected one.

I’d be lying if I said that I took it all very calm and cool when my 12-year-old marriage broke up. I did feel angry, bitter, sad, but I didn’t let them consume me.

It’s impossible to make a living in the arts unless you make a fortune. There’s almost no in-between. Writers are either broke or rolling in it. Oddly, you can’t tell them apart.

Why not pool your resources? And so we broke into the concept of the sacredness of private property.

Barbara Castle
Paterno had that almost legendary reputation, and then all of a sudden, the scandal broke. Why would I be interested? You can’t quite figure it out at face value.

I was supposed to be on the Tonight Show but I broke my shoulder instead.

Rip Taylor
Nick Cardy’s work helped define some of the things we see in comics today and take for granted. He broke out of the mold in terms of covers and layout and created a truly interactive experience for the reader that directly points back to his time with the Eisner studio.

I broke up with my first girlfriend because I was out of love. I was crushing so hard on her for a whole year, and I finally I got to be with her, and the interest vanished. I’m a terrible person. I was 17, and she was in my class.

Although I had the label of being the ‘pretty girl rapper with a lot of followers,’ I just broke the rules.

When we first broke into that forbidden box in the other dimension, we knew we had discovered something as surprising and powerful as the New World when Columbus came stumbling onto it.

There were songs I would write about breaking up with somebody before I broke up with them, months and months before I broke up with them.

I understood something way back when I was on ‘Three’s Company.’ When I got the part, I was flat broke. I was so happy to get the part, but I kept thinking, ‘Ugh – dumb blondes are so irritating; how do I make her likable?’ I think that I achieved that. It took a while for people to realize I was acting.

I got hurt when I was 19. They thought I broke my neck. I couldn’t move my hands or feet, and I had a very bad experience.

As a kid we moved around a fair bit as a family. It was difficult to make friends but sport helped. Once people saw you kick a football it broke down barriers. Instead of being the new skinny black kid you were the kid everyone wanted on their team.

World War I broke out largely because of an arms race, and World War II because of the lack of an arms race.

Like Donald Trump, Trudeau is in high office because of how the system groups and allocates votes. No wonder the Liberals broke their 2015 promise to reform the system and bring in proportional representation.

I was 17, and it was my first summer in London as a professional singer. One hot, humid evening, I heard that the Jimi Hendrix Experience was playing in a blues club above a pub in Finsbury Park. I was flat broke and couldn’t afford a ticket, so I went along just to stand outside and listen.

We have bred multiple generations of people who have not experienced knowing where you are the moment a news story broke, with that news story being great and grand and something that elevates society instead of diminishes it.

I was never, like, picking on people or anything like that. I was more the other way around. I was a little insecure, I was broke.

I grew up in the ’80s, and there was no bigger group than New Edition in R&B. I broke my piggy bank so me and my mom could go to a New Edition concert together.

As a student studying acting, I was always broke, so going to see any live theater was almost impossible.

‘Splendour’ broke through to new territory for me. It exposed my commitment to writing for women: my desire to recognise that they can be as aggressive, violent, mercurial, and complex as men.

With ‘Clinton Cash,’ we never really broke a story.

Even when metal was on the radio, it was always the watered down stuff. There were only a couple real metal bandsMetallica is one – that broke through.

I wish I had millions in the bank; I’d never go broke. Let’s get that belt and get millions in the bank.

Richard M. Nixon honestly believed in his bones that an organized conspiracy of liberal media insiders had literally been plotting against him ever since he broke Alger Hiss in 1948 (he never shifted course, and lost his soul).

When Jen Aniston and Brad Pitt broke up, I was dying to see something that said they were getting back together.

I still don’t want no broke dude! I’m open to offers, but he’s got to be stable. I see a lot of friends who feel they have to be with a man, but they always pick the wrong one. Are there any right ones?

I came into the game when I broke into the major leagues, the minimum salary was seven thousand dollars, and I’d have to go home in the wintertime and get a job.

I think the first person who kind of broke my mind was probably Jimi Hendrix. Listening to him opened my mind up to where you can take music and how far you can take rock n’ roll.

I am a well-spoken, educated person, and I’m also an extremely accomplished athlete. For me, it’s disrespect and a slap in the face when people say I broke a mold as champion or I don’t fit as champion.

The great character actors are now the actors whose work has the element of ritual sacrifice once claimed by the DeNiros of the world, as well as the element of danger – the actors who thrill us by going for broke.

When I heard the news of Waldemar de Carvalho issuing a ruling to approve gay conversion therapy in Brazil, after it was banned for nearly 20 years, my heart broke. So many of my fans and supporters live in Brazil and it pains me to see them not feel legitimized for who they are and who they are attracted to.

If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral.

Gregory Nunn
Even though my first marriage broke up, I’d say that I’ve had two good marriages and two good men. I’ve been very lucky. I like to think it’s karma because, in a relationship, I give 300 per cent. I’m straight with my men, and I like to think it comes back.

Broke is a Hollywood term!

David Geffen
I see my large nose, like half an avocado. I broke it falling downstairs when I was six, and it now resembles a large blob of play-dough.

Before I had a steady job, I was broke, and I didn’t have any money to buy anything, so I would illegally download stuff.

My mom wanted me to be like… a doctor, a lawyer. I was with it, being like a lawyer or something, because you make hella money and I wasn’t tryna be broke.

Lil Mosey
I really started dreaming… and broke out of my shyness when I got to Howard University. My first acting class was an Intro to Acting class with Professor Bay, who really broke me out of my shell, encouraged me to follow my dreams and make them a reality.

I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. I remember her, as you do, as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play as she helped lead the fight for universal health care.

Usually with this genre the first thing that happens is a good fight sequence to show that you’re in good hands. So we broke that rule. I think a lot of that comes from the western audience.

My dad was in furniture for 35 years. He got run out of furniture when everything went to China, went overseas. Manufacturing in the country broke down. Everything left.

A cricket ball broke my nose when I was a kid so I couldn’t breath through it. Before I had it operated on I used to stand on stage with my mouth slightly open.

I broke my nose in gym when a ball hit me. I took a girl to her debutante ball the next week wearing a tux and a big, honking bandage. Not the romantic night she had in mind.

When the Soviet Union broke down, Georgia suffered a huge deal. Pretty much the whole of the 90’s was known as ‘the black decade… because we had a lot of electricity blackouts.

I worked so hard for so long, filming literally 20 hours a day nonstop for several months. It was so tough – it really broke me psychologically.

Unfortunately, I used to play in goal, and I broke my hand. Two fingers. The ball hit me and bent my fingers back. I used to play every Sunday. I was quite competitive.

The drink? Yes, I’ve had tough times in my life, especially the last year, regarding my ex-wife, my kids, I nearly broke my neck, I was on death row with pneumonia.

The physical part was one thing. Whatever – I broke my face; that’ll heal. The mental aspect was the biggest shock to the system. You just don’t know how to experience stuff like that. You don’t have any control over it, either. It’s just how your body and brain reacts to something like that happening.

Just this week, Syria broke off all relations with the United States military and the CIA.

Being broke is a temporary situation. Being poor is a state of mind.

Mike Todd
I was kind of broke . ‘The Girl on the Train’ was a last roll of the dice for me as a fiction writer.

My two sisters and I had a very nice nanny at home in Morocco until I was 13. I remember my parents saying how she had insinuated herself into our family. They knew she would suffer when we broke away from her.

I was a freshman and auditioned for the school play. Freshmen usually never got cast. I was the first freshman to be actually given a legitimate part and it was that feeling of ‘Wow! I broke the system!’

When I started out, I struggled, and I was broke a lot. But I’m glad I struggled, and I’m glad I was broke a lot.

When I was boxing I made five million and wound up broke, owing the government a million.

Joe Louis
I went dead broke – twice! – trying to get Gas Monkey up and going. And when I say broke, I mean sleeping on my sister’s couch and can’t pay-the-rent type broke.

What people don’t realize when they talk about our lineup changes is that the original Against Me! broke up in 2001. It never recorded a full-length record.

I was devastated when I got the review for my first book. The book came out a couple years before the women’s movement broke through, and people were putting it down, asking, ‘Why does the woman in this book need to get a divorce? Why can’t she just shut up and be happy?’

No matter how many times you say Social Security is broke, the reality is that Social Security’s independent revenue stream and its Trust Fund‘s investments maintain the program‘s solvency until 2037, when it may begin to fall short.

The Seekers have done most things that you’d want to do and when we broke up in the ’60s it was partly because we sort of felt we’d done all the things that you could do. There was nothing new.

They all hope I will go broke and I wouldn’t like to cause them displeasure.

Florenz Ziegfeld
Sydney and I made so many pictures together we were becoming Abbott and Costello, so we broke up. You know Greenstreet was a comedian before he played ‘The Maltese Falcon‘ and in that picture his dialogue consisted of seven pages in a row which he memorized weeks ahead.

Partisanship is nothing new. I grew up in a household where appliances that broke had ‘gone Democrat.’

Here is everything which can lay hold of the eye, ear and imagination – everything which can charm and bewitch the simple and ignorant. I wonder how Luther ever broke the spell.

The BJP broke its alliance with us as they were hungry for power. They wanted to rule the state like they are ruling the country, after getting a majority in Lok Sabha elections. They thought they can divide Maharashtra if they are in power with a majority here. But the Sena will never let that happen.

Broke my femur on a cruise with my wife in Italy. I’d walked back to my cabin after dinner with half a plate of spaghetti when I leaned in to open the door. Turns out it was already open, so I fell flat on my face like something from the Keystone Kops.

Art Donovan
I didn’t just show up as a walk-on back in 1989. I’ve done this my whole life, and I’d tell any young trainer to start in quarter horses because you have to do everything. I broke them, rode them, wrapped them and slept with them since I was a boy.

Galaxie 500 broke up because it was time. We broke up as a result of internal contradictions.