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There is a trade off – as you grow older you gain wisdom but you lose spontaneity.
At the University of Maryland, my first year I started off planning to major in art because I was interested in theatre design, stage design or television design.
Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him… the better off we all are.
The reason to retire is to try to avoid embarrassment; you ought to do it before people are dropping big hints. You want to be the first to come up with the idea. You don’t want to wait until you trip and fall off the stage.
The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves – and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
I always thought, ‘That’s just the way you do it.’ You work as hard as you can for as long as you can, and the small gains you make will eventually pay off.
A couple years ago I was going to back off and actually thought about retiring, but it keeps calling me back, and I’m going to keep going back as long as it calls me. I really think it has something to do with the good vibes that I feel I’ve spread through my performance and through the time that I’ve spent with fans.
I love to watch old movies when I get time off.
I feel like, at times, I’ve been seen as the dirty stepchild of Australian comedy. I think there’s a few people out there that are pissed off that I made it big overseas.
In ‘Thor,’ that was my own hair. I grew it out. But I have naturally curly, blonde hair, so I’ll never look like that. By the time I got to ‘The Avengers,’ I had come off two other films, which required me to have it very short. So I dyed it again and it was long enough to use a part of my hairline.
You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind and if you have a positive outcome you have a positive income and just to have more positivity and just to kind of laugh it off.
I love the fact that we are surrounded by this spectacular natural beauty that routinely strikes us dead. Hikers walk off into the woods and are never seen again. And still we tug on our fleece and skip off into the wilderness, not a care in the world.
The question that I started off with was, I thought, very simple. It was just ‘Is there a massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way?’ But one of the things I love about science is that you always end up with new questions.
Must swear off from swearing. Bad habit.
I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.
The problem with writing a book in verse is, to be successful, it has to sound like you knocked it off on a rainy Friday afternoon. It has to sound easy. When you can do it, it helps tremendously because it’s a thing that forces kids to read on. You have this unconsummated feeling if you stop.
The NCAA makes so much money off of their kids, and they put ridiculous – absolutely ridiculous – restrictions on everything that they can do.
The first thing I do when I get home is take my shoes off and go barefoot.
When you first get opportunities, suddenly you get surrounded by a lot of people who want to make money off you but also are there to help. But they start telling you so much what you need to be and what you need to do to maintain some idea of career maintenance.
I know who I am, I know what I can and can’t do. I know what I will and won’t do. I know what I’m capable of and I don’t agree to do things that I don’t think I can pull off.
Curvy girls can pull off any look – it’s what we do.
Jamming with other people will create energy and excitement that you can feed off, and which will help push you to do things you’d never dream of doing by yourself.
Procrastination is the bad habit of putting off until the day after tomorrow what should have been done the day before yesterday.
The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.
You have to understand that every negotiation isn’t about taking everything off the table. It’s cliche, but you have to try and make sure the other side feels good and you feel good. Because in my business, when I make a deal, it just means once we’re done negotiating, we have to go off and work together.
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
I think we were trying to get off Combat from the moment we were on Combat.
Confidence literally starts from yourself. You have to go look in the mirror at yourself. If you don’t like what you see, you’re going to give off that energy.
We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
The day is coming when a single carrot, freshly observed, will set off a revolution.
The things I talk about and explain couldn’t happen – yet, they don’t seem impossible – you could say I talk about the world in an abstract perspective. But then, the world is basically insane – and it’s trying to pass itself off as being a sane place. I show it for what it is.
Learning Jimmy Carr riffs off by heart is not the way to anyone’s heart, unless you’re Jimmy Carr. And remember, the two most attractive things in a man is a sense of danger and being able to make a girl feel really safe.
I’m trying to do big things. It doesn’t matter whether it’s on the field or off the field.
I would like my celebrity to serve charity purposes, and to help people less well off.
I am whatever you want me to be and I can’t control that. My experience is my experience, but I can’t really claim anything. I know when I take my wig off at night and I have to twist my hair up, I’m black. But I don’t get too personal most of the time.
People’s ignorance really pisses me off. Stupidity is when you can’t help it -ignorance is when you choose not to understand something.
The reinvention of daily life means marching off the edge of our maps.
Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.
Once I found out that people were really making careers for themselves off the Internet, independently, I was really inspired.
But by reframing the learning process and focusing on the cool end goal, the fear of failure is often taken off the table, and learning just comes more naturally.
We need to not write off vaping as a safe alternative to smoking. It’s not safe.
Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating; the mind is like a car battery – it recharges by running.
It is time to return to core values, time to get back to basics, to self-discipline and respect for the law, to consideration for the others, to accepting responsibility for yourself and your family – and not shuffling it off on other people and the state.
Why should I dislike anything about my appearance? I came off the factory line this way. I am perfect.
Your Heavenly Father will help you find the right path as you seek His guidance. Remember though, after you pray you must get off your knees and start doing something positive; head in the right direction! He will send people along the way who will assist you, but you must be doing your part as well.
I realized what Led Zeppelin was about around the end of our first U.S. tour. We started off not even on the bill in Denver, and by the time we got to New York we were second to Iron Butterfly, and they didn’t want to go on!
If you try to come off as this big-time star with an attitude, people don’t like that.
I am a light person. I think of myself with a shield, a protective shield around me. And I think of bad things bouncing off it. Boom, boom, boom, ba-boom, ba- boom!
The math works. Over the course of a season, there’s some predictability to baseball. When you play 162 games, you eliminate a lot of random outcomes. There’s so much data that you can predict: individual players‘ performances and also the odds that certain strategies will pay off.
When knowledge is cut off from traditional values, it becomes disastrous.
Once I get on a puzzle, I can’t get off.
I am very short-sighted, and if I don’t like a situation I take my glasses off.
I remember as a kid having a balloon and accidentally letting the string go and watching it just float off and into the sky until it disappeared. And there’s something about that, even, that feels very much like what life is, you know, that it’s fleeting, and it’s temporal.
The flu is very unpredictable when it begins and in how it takes off.
Get off your horse and drink your milk.
Rock ‘n’ roll music is what gets me off.
The other girls were so comfortable with their bodies and it eventually rubbed off on me.
There are no taking days off. There are no distractions. If I had that, I physically wouldn’t be capable of going onstage and performing live theater. It’s extremely demanding. I have to be in ballet class every day.
If I could choose any car in the world, I’d get a Lamborghini, but I think that’s a bit too much money. I’ll start off with maybe a V8 or something.
He flung himself from the room, flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
Put off your imagination, as you put off your overcoat, when you enter the laboratory. Put it on again, as you put on your overcoat, when you leave.
If you’re at a restaurant and someone asks, ‘Fresh pepper?,’ the answer is yes. When people shake off the fresh pepper, they clearly have no interest in living a full life. Same thing goes for grated Parmesan. Why would you turn that down?
Building a rainy-day fund during good times may not be politically popular, but it can pay off during the bad times.
I want to thank God, obviously for the health, for the talent He’s given me, for my family who supports me, for the things that basketball‘s taught me on and off the court. For the people that I’ve been able to meet through the game of basketball.
I’m not frightened about death. I don’t know why, but I just feel that at a certain moment your switch is switched off, and that’s it. And you can’t do anything about it.
Hip-hop is the streets. Hip-hop is a couple of elements that it comes from back in the days… that feel of music with urgency that speaks to you. It speaks to your livelihood and it’s not compromised. It’s blunt. It’s raw, straight off the street – from the beat to the voice to the words.
Law enforcement officers are never ‘off duty.’ They are dedicated public servants who are sworn to protect public safety at any time and place that the peace is threatened. They need all the help that they can get.
If the boy and girl walk off into the sunset hand-in-hand in the last scene, it adds 10 million to the box office.
A lot of young actors will do a scene and then run off and look at themselves. I don’t believe in that at all.
I don’t want to try to piggyback off of anybody else.
You can dominate a game if you dominate on the line… We’re just going to have to go out there and work hard and blow people off the ball, and let our runners do what they do best.
I put a list together. It was like: Get health insurance, get a car, get a bigger apartment, travel more, get a record deal, get a publishing deal, sell 10,000 units, be a part of a No. 1 album, make a million dollars. I got to check off 90 percent of the stuff last year. I hit some serious landmarks in 2015.
I’m just focused on getting to the end of each show and feeling like we’ve done a good job when we walk off stage. And a perfect show isn’t necessarily about making the audience feel good. I know I’ve done my job well if I’ve made people feel… interesting. I like to leave them a little stunned.
When it comes to social media, there are just times I turn off the world, you know. There are just some times you have to give yourself space to be quiet, which means you’ve got to set those phones down.
Your goal should be to pay off your credit card bills in full at the end of each month and set aside money toward your emergency savings.
Love isn’t a switch you can turn on and off. You just can’t get rid of it, regardless of the circumstances, if you truly love someone.
It is very hard to explain to people who have never known serious depression or anxiety the sheer continuous intensity of it. There is no off switch.
Seeing off the new ball is important for me. I know that once I do that, the only way I could get out could be from my own mistake.
When the Berlin Wall came down the Americans cried, ‘Victory,’ and walked off the field.
I am able to get up and dust myself off and keep moving forward. I’m very stubborn.
I cut off my dreadlocks, but I couldn’t face throwing them away. They were so hard to grow, man. There’s a lot of work goes into those things. Some people keep a diary or a photo album to remind them of their past lives – well, I’ve got hair. Who knows? One day, maybe my grandchildren might want to see it.
I told my mother-in-law that my house was her house, and she said, ‘Get the hell off my property.’
Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.
When I was 23, I climbed this mountain in Alaska called Devil‘s Thumb alone. It was incredibly dangerous, and I did it because I thought that if I did something that hard and pulled it off, my life was gonna be transformed. And of course, nothing happened. But I get the search for purpose.
I’ve got one of those over-stuffed leather chairs from the Pottery Barn. It faces north. I live in San Francisco, so there’s the Golden Gate Bridge off to the left, and there’s Alcatraz off to the right, and I’ve got a pile of pulp fiction next to me, and there’s usually a decent bottle of red wine next to the fireplace.
Great moments of entertainment, great football, unforgettable evenings. I think that’s what it’s all about: experience, emotions, and the special touch that the Champions League brings on and off the field.
I’m not one of those people who believes in going endlessly around finger wagging and ticking people off for occasional colourful use of language.
I can’t gain anything off of anyone else not succeeding.
It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get off on sometimes. What matters most is getting off. You cannot make progress without making decisions.
Poetry and lyrics are very similar. Making words bounce off a page.
When I left ‘Downton Abbey,’ it hadn’t yet taken off and become the phenomenon that it is, to this day. That all happened after I left. But, it was fabulous to be a part of it and to be a part of the cast. We had an absolute ball!
I just enjoy both working and not working. And fortunately, I work enough where I get that out of my system, and then we take a few days off, take a rest.
I come from a background where you don’t show off the good things you do. It’s modesty.
Ambition has become a dirty word, and I believe it is a great evolutionary force for the positive. If people fail or go astray in their ambition I can live with it but not with people lowering their expectations, wasting time, slacking off and glorifying failure and stupidity.
I’ve been on Prozac for 12 years and I’m off it now. I know what it feels like to be excited and sad again. I haven‘t felt like this in 12 years; I’m like a giddy little kid.
Some guys, first pitch of the at-bat gets called a strike – maybe it’s a ball off or below their knees, and it gets called a strike – and then the next two pitches, they swing at balls in the dirt, and all of a sudden, they’re yelling at the umpire about that first pitch. You just swung at two balls in the dirt, buddy.
Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.
Government ‘help’ to business is just as disastrous as government persecution… the only way a government can be of service to national prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
I lived a sloppy life. So I took very small increments in my life. I started making my bed. I started cleaning my room. There were dishes in the sink. It started off with doing small house chores. I saw that the yard needed to be mowed. So instead of being told it needed to be mowed, I would mow it.
Everything you want to accomplish is already within yourself so when you start to roll in self-doubt and think negative thoughts then you’ll fall off. So keep visualising and keep knowing what you’re destined for, it’ll come to you.
This book-promotion stuff is like a political campaign. You work your butt off, and at the end of the day, you can’t tell if it’s made a damned bit of difference.
For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Pol Pot – he rounded up anybody he thought was intellectual and had them executed. And how he told someone was intellectual or not was whether they wore glasses. If they’re that clever, take them off when they see him coming!
I don’t support white supremacy. I’m the one who made them take ‘white supremacy’ off the roster that was the symbol of the Democratic Party in this state.
One of the most predictable things in life is there will be change. You are better off if you can have a say in the change. But you are ignorant or naive if you don’t think there will be change, whether you want it to or not.
I think that’s the challenge of our generation: if we are all technology natives, how do we live with influence both online and off, and how do we make sure that both of those aren’t lacking in some type of deeper human connection and substance?
Obstacles are things a person sees when he takes his eyes off his goal.
I will remain on the throne until I fall off.
I’m always gonna be all over my CD the most, of course. My talent is my talent. I ain’t really tripping off no ego; I just like to make good music with good people.
I was the only child born to Josephine Perry that survived. Mama had six other children before me, and all had passed very quickly and very young, all succumbing to a combination of illness and disease and the lack of strength to fight off both.
Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
I don’t care what town you’re born in, what city, what country. If you’re a child, you are curious about your environment. You’re overturning rocks. You’re plucking leaves off of trees and petals off of flowers, looking inside, and you’re doing things that create disorder in the lives of the adults around you.
Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.
People who got on their feet and freaked about were called idiot dancers. and nobody wants to be called an idiot dancer. But the whole idea of rock and roll is to get people off their arses – that’s what it’s about.
It doesn’t matter how rich you are – you know when you’re being ripped off.
Apple took the edge off the word ‘computer.’
Sometimes getting something off your chest to someone else is an important step in coping – so you know that you’re not alone, you’re not failing, and that it is perfectly normal to feel overwhelmed or sad at times. Everybody does.
Driving a motorcycle is like flying. All your senses are alive. When I ride through Beverly Hills in the early morning, and all the sprinklers have turned off, the scents that wash over me are just heavenly. Being House is like flying, too. You’re free of the gravity of what people think.
BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single ‘I Need U.’
We all fall off the wagon. It’s only one day; it’s not the rest of your life. Pick yourself up and go again.
I made odd noises as a child. Just did weird things, like turn off light switches twice. I think my parents thought I had Tourette’s syndrome.
Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling.
I think anything that’s creative really takes my mind off whatever it is that I’m going through in my life. If you’re going through heartbreak, and you can write a song, it’s a wonderful win-win, because it takes your mind off the heartbreak, and you get to vent.
You can’t take anything personally in this business. Follow your dreams, but there is a lot of criticism. You have to brush it off. Everybody is looking for something different.
I want to encourage young people to get up off the sofa and get out there – as long as you want something hard enough, you can do it.
I think the brain is essentially a computer and consciousness is like a computer program. It will cease to run when the computer is turned off. Theoretically, it could be re-created on a neural network, but that would be very difficult, as it would require all one’s memories.
Americans are crazy. They have this fascination with throwing their shoes on stage. I’ve been to a lot of shows in me life, some good and some bad. But I was never moved to take off me shoes and throw it at the lead singer.
When you’re throwing the football the way you want to, you’re not thinking about it. You’re not thinking about your drop or your release point or the trajectory or where your feet are. It’s just coming off your hand exactly the way you want it to, fluid and confident.
Be different, stand out, and work your butt off.
I can be stressed, or tired, and I can go into a meditation and it all just flows off of me. I’ll come out of it refreshed and centered and that’s how I’ll feel and it’ll carry through the day.
When a tradition gathers enough strength to go on for centuries, you don’t just turn it off one day.
Don’t think in the morning. That’s a big mistake that people make. They wake up in the morning and they start thinking. Don’t think. Just execute the plan. The plan is the alarm clock goes off, you get up, you go work out. Get some.
The relationships we have with people are extremely important to success on and off the job.
I had always previously really fed off of negativity and enjoyed being the guy who everybody hated.
Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
I’m from the old school; hard work pays off.
Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.
Sometimes, if you aren’t sure about something, you just have to jump off the bridge and grow your wings on the way down.
Despite being in showbiz, I have a very real approach to my life. It plays off with my social life.
Acting is a passion, but I have been taking time off to direct once in a while because it helps me reinvent myself.
I will check the internet for at least an hour every morning scanning worldwide news to do with child abuse. So if you’re constantly putting yourself in an environment where you’re checking up on social economics or homelessness problems, if you keep yourself aware of it, you don’t really have a day off.
No days off. I’m a workaholic.
I can’t turn off the way I think, and that’s essentially who I am, who anybody is.
I want to jump into rivers off of high ridges when I’m 75.
I grind and I graft, but I will make sure that I get that time off here and there to unwind and relax and have a life.
Let me go to hell, that’s all I ask, and go on cursing them there, and them look down and hear me, that might take some of the shine off their bliss.
Get off your butt and join the Marines!
You can’t hold back. You can’t think of the subtleties of playing. You just have to get out and really bare it all, and hopefully you don’t fall off the plank. And if you do, hey, pick yourself up, dust yourself down, and start all over again.
Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.
One of the most amazing things about mathematics is the people who do math aren’t usually interested in application, because mathematics itself is truly a beautiful art form. It’s structures and patterns, and that’s what we love, and that’s what we get off on.
There is no off position on the genius switch.
The moon gravitates towards the earth and by the force of gravity is continually drawn off from a rectilinear motion and retained in its orbit.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
My Barbies were usually naked. Once, I took their heads off, cut their hair, drew on their short, spiky hair with some markers, then stuck the heads on Christmas lights. Every year, we’d string our tree with those Barbie heads. It looked demonic. My parents were so cool – they saw it as a form of self-expression.
On or off the field, practice and teamwork are the key to success.
Ask me for my shirt off my back, I’ll give it to you. Tell me? Not a chance.
It’s great if a pilot starts off great and if it doesn’t start off so great it’s not that big a deal: everybody’s baby is born ugly. But you want to know, if given the opportunity: Where are we going? What’s the story we’re trying to tell?
I ain’t the same person I was when I bit that guy’s ear off.
The truth is that we live out our lives putting off all that can be put off; perhaps we all know deep down that we are immortal and that sooner or later all men will do and know all things.
I wasn’t real quick, and I wasn’t real strong. Some guys will just take off and it’s like, whoa. So I beat them with my mind and my fundamentals.
Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.
I just love switching stuff off and going for a run, or sitting down and eating cake.
I love the sensation of being out in the open air, far away from all the distractions of modern life. I will usually disappear for a couple of hours, and that time on my bike is quite sacred, as it’s when I do all my serious thinking. Sometimes I will stop off at bikers’ cafe and have a bacon sandwich.
I have the flying dream a lot where I’m jumping off a building and just flying around.
I’m very good at having time off. I tend to take whole years off – I had 1994 and 1997 off. I find it very easy; I just love pottering around doing normal things.
So now I’m left with cigarettes, and I’m trying to scrape that off my shoe and then I’ll be done.
Sugar does make people happy, but then you fall off the edge after a few minutes, so I’ve really pretty much cut it out of my diet. Except for cupcakes. I like those.
I imagine a future aircraft, which will take off vertically, fly as usual, and land vertically. This flying machine should have no moving parts. This idea came from the huge power of cyclones.
I was taught that to create anything you had to believe in failure, simply because you had to be prepared to go through an idea without any fear. Failure, you learned, as I did in art school, to be a wonderful thing. It allowed you to get up in the morning and take the pillow off your head.
A lot of people change for good. Some people just fall off. Just trying to progress in anything, no matter what you’re doing, I feel like any progression you make… some people aren’t gonna be around you that were around you.
I read for the ‘ah-ha’s,’ the information that makes a light bulb go off in my mind. I want to put information in my mind that is going to be the most beneficial to me, my family and my fellow man – financially, morally, spiritually, and emotionally.
‘The Oath‘ seems like the perfect project for me, coming off the back of a big-scale adventure film like ‘Everest.’ I want to delve into an intimate, dark and psychological world where the characters are claustrophobic.
Whatever journey you’re on is fine. Take the pressure off yourself.
I think every chef, not just in America, but across the world, has a double-edged sword – two jackets, one that’s driven, a self-confessed perfectionist, thoroughbred, hate incompetence and switch off the stove, take off the jacket and become a family man.
All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for… reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration.
The self-driving car revolution was kicked off by The ‘DARPA’ Grand Challenge to make an autonomous car traverse 132 mi. of a desert.
It is hard to be number one, and it is even harder to stay there because everyone is trying to knock you off the top.
I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever. Even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, ‘If I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?’
I do this ‘Walker shake.’ You got to get knocked down many times, shake it off. Life is about ups and downs, and you got to keep standing up.
It’s refreshing to have some time off from wondering whether I look fat.
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas.
The hard work definitely paid off and hard work always does.
DJing is my only peace of mind. When the phone is off, I play my favourite songs really loud for myself, and I’m not talking to anyone; I’m not managing anything. It’s just, like, a time when I can listen to music.
A lot of people – they might think I fell off, but they don’t know I’m eating. I’m on the West coast, eating. It’s just they don’t hear about me because they don’t see me on the TV. But I’m still around.
Talking is a hydrant in the yard and writing is a faucet upstairs in the house. Opening the first takes the pressure off the second.
Non-violence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our being.
I never wanted to be a model. I never wanted to be a serious actress. I started off doing comedy. I did a stand-up comedy camp at the Laugh Factory, and I started out on Nickelodeon.
Even if it comes off natural, everyone has a fashion sense.
In almost every profession – whether it’s law or journalism, finance or medicine or academia or running a small business – people rely on confidential communications to do their jobs. We count on the space of trust that confidentiality provides. When someone breaches that trust, we are all worse off for it.
If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.
I’ve got to pick myself up Dust myself off And start all over again.
Mining asteroids will ultimately benefit humanity on and off the Earth in a multitude of ways.
Latin women are very comfortable with their bodies and their sexuality. We aren’t afraid to show that off a little bit more.
I’ve had a surprising number of near-death experiences: I was nearly blown up by a landmine in Sudan; I was stranded on the Zambezi river at night; I was bucked off a rodeo horse in Arizona and had to be airlifted to hospital; and, worst of all, I once ate a Pot Noodle.
Sometimes, idealistic people are put off the whole business of networking as something tainted by flattery and the pursuit of selfish advantage. But virtue in obscurity is rewarded only in Heaven. To succeed in this world you have to be known to people.
I’m gonna have some nights when it’s not gonna come. But if you keep playing natural, it’s just gonna come. I’m gonna keep getting better, keep getting better, and one day, everything’s gonna pay off.
Come, come, my conservative friend, wipe the dew off your spectacles, and see that the world is moving.
‘Animal House’ was my first movie, so I didn’t have anything to compare it to. I was a sight gag more than anything else. So I can’t say it was one of those things where your life changes. When the movie came out, I had to ask for the night off at the bar.
People like to be around those who give off positive energy.
You cannot define a person on just one thing. You can’t just forget all these wonderful and good things that a person has done because one thing didn’t come off the way you thought it should come off.
I have metal in my body, so every time I go to an airport, the metal detector goes off.
If you play more than two chords, you’re showing off.
I want art to make me think. In order to do that, it may piss me off, or make me uncomfortable. That promotes awareness and change, or at least some discussion.
I watched, for the 17th and hopefully the last time, The ‘Guns of Navarone’ on New Year‘s Eve. I always watch just in case the explosives don’t go off in the end. You have to watch the end, just to make sure it’s OK.
Sometimes I wake up before dawn, and I love sitting up in the middle of the bed with all the lights off, pitch-black dark, and talking to the Father, with no interruptions and nothing that reminds me that there’s anything in life but me and Him.
I’ve got a woman’s ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
I seldom was ever off my seat on the bench during the game.
You learn to laugh at yourself, and you also lean on comedy as a crutch to kind of take the edge off because comedians often are self-deprecating, and they cross lines that they shouldn’t. Stuff like that brings a smile to my face every once in a while when needed.
Why not show off if you’ve got something to show?
I feel like I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, which is both settling and terrifying. The roller coaster is going, and there is no jumping off at this point unless I just go nuclear. It’s a really interesting part of the whole journey.
I came off Snapchat. I was done with it… I think I spent too much time on it.
I hope that basketball gains momentum and kids understand that you can actually make a living from it. Not just the N.B.A. You can get a scholarship, a free degree – like, no student loan you have to pay off. That’s huge in life. Once they realize that in New Zealand, I hope they get inspired.
Hey sky, take off your hat, I’m on my way!
The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
‘LIFE Magazine‘ decided to do a story about a young actress in Hollywood in 1954. And I made the cover. And I remember that the fellow who was doing the story on me said, ‘Listen, kid, I just want you to know, if Eisenhower gets a cold, you’re off the cover.’
I can wear a hat or take it off, but either way it’s a conversation piece.
I wanted pretty pictures of older women – women who are trying too hard but succeeding – pulling off an extreme look. What I didn’t know would creep into the portraits was a vulnerability behind the strong facade that most of them wear.
I took this ‘how to build computers’ course basically because I’m sick and tired of getting ripped off by cheesy computer companies. Software baffles me. I like hardware. I used to change my own oil, and now I want to build my own computer so I can have what I want.
If you’re lucky enough to find a guy with a lot of head and a lot of heart, he’s never going to come off the field second.
I’ve had problems with my eyes, and my legs hurt if I walk a great deal. That’s due to very bad circulation. It’s called claudication, and it’s painful. So I have to stop if I’m walking, and pretending I’m looking in the window, so that I can rest them a little bit and then start off again.
I tried singing. I tried playing a musical instrument. I really wanted to be a musician, but I never could quite pull that off. I liked entertaining, but I was always drawn to some kind of technical work – some kind of honest labor.
We cannot put off living until we are ready.
I don’t understand the whole dating thing. I know right off the bat if I’m interested in someone, and I don’t want them to waste their money on me and take me out to eat if I know I’m not interested in that person.
So most astronauts getting ready to lift off are excited and very anxious and worried about that explosion – because if something goes wrong in the first seconds of launch, there’s not very much you can do.
I decided that what I really wanted to do was go off and paint.
Football is about sacrifice, dedication, a lot of work, and friendship off the pitch.
All I want to do when I have time off is to have a laugh with my school friends and go down the pub.
I like Lil Wayne‘s style. His style probably influences me the most. Basically, he’s just wearing exactly what he feels like wearing. He goes to the club, and he’s got shorts and a wife-beater on. That shows you what type of celebrity he is and what he is able to pull off, fashion-wise. I try to be in that same lane.
If you take yourself too seriously, something like a bad review could put you off your stride.
You have to respect your parents. They are giving you an at-bat. If you’re an entrepreneur and go into the family business, you want to grow fast. Patience is important. But respect the other party… My dad and I pulled it off because we really respect each other.
My schedule goes: wake up, running, exercise, downstairs, running shoes off, then to the shower. That’s the Jackie Chan diary.
Being hip, being popular, being cool, that’s really easy. Until you have to make tough decisions. And when you have to make tough decisions, that veneer of coolness comes off real quick.
I am a simple person, I try to do my best on the pitch and do nothing wrong both on and off the pitch.
Too often, these comedy guys now only care about getting on and then getting off and getting rich.
Yarn, patterns, and needle sizes have come such a long way since your grandmother‘s afghans. Creatively, there is just so much to get into, so much to play with. It’s an amazing way to turn inward and get off your phone.
Turn off your email; turn off your phone; disconnect from the Internet; figure out a way to set limits so you can concentrate when you need to, and disengage when you need to. Technology is a good servant but a bad master.
The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet. The point is, is that when we succeed, we succeed because of our individual initiative, but also because we do things together.
If my leg falls off, I’ll get a prosthetic. There’d be no deep sadness about. I’d just get on with it! It’s called life, and I love life. You have to be positive, and you have to crack on no matter what.
The journey has definitely not been easy, but all the sacrifice has paid off very well in terms of my performance on-court.
No matter how good you are at planning, the pressure never goes away. So I don’t fight it. I feed off it. I turn pressure into motivation to do my best.