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Milton took vaudeville, which, if you look up ‘vaudeville’ in the dictionary, right alongside of it, it says ‘Milton Berle’ – and he made it just a tremendous party.
Dr. King’s general principles are universal. But the things he confronted took place in another era.
It took me a while to believe I could be a champion.
The first thing I tried to write was a novel, when I took that time off in grad school. Then I didn’t finish it. I went back to school, and then I started writing nonfiction kind of by accident.
I never learned to be a writer. I never took screenwriting courses. I never read anyone‘s scripts. As a writer, my only guiding principle has been to write about things that scare me, write about things that make me feel vulnerable, write about things that will expose my deepest fears, so that’s how I write.
Upon graduation, I hit a wall. All of my good friends from UCLA were taking on jobs they were passionate about, and I felt left behind. It took a bit of soul searching, but in the end, I finally had the guts to pursue acting.
Journalists can get very pompous, especially in the formalized days of ‘Meet the Press,’ when they took themselves so damned seriously.
We took this challenge before our Lord and our conscience, and it must be done, because this man, Hitler, he is the ultimate evil.
I tried out for my basketball team every year and I never made it. You had to buy the shoes before you knew if you were on the team because it took a few weeks for them to ship. I bought the shoes every year, never once made the team, had a ton of high school basketball shoes.
It took man thousands of years to put words down on paper, and his lawyers still wish he wouldn’t.
I took two or three months and I came up with a reason that I thought was enough and I went with it: if there is a God he’s definitely not benevolent. We should mean less to him than ants. And if there is a God or there are gods they would value, more than anything, free will.
It took me a long time to know enough about writing to really write short stories. You can’t just immerse yourself, as you do in a novel, and see where everything goes. Novels are a very flexible, accommodating form. Short stories aren’t.
When I was in graduate school, I became very interested in why some kids took on challenges and were able to bounce back from setbacks whereas others shy away from difficulty and really crumble when they hit failures. I became fascinated with people who had that kind of courage to take on challenges.
I took a break from acting for a little bit, came back, and didn’t know how it was going to be, but I had so much fun. I really had, like, a reinvention, a renewal.
I never took a music lesson in my life, it just came naturally.
I’m proud that I’ve even had a career, but ‘proud’ isn’t the first word I’d use. I feel lucky that I moved to Manchester when I was 12 because I don’t think I could have done this in Ireland. And I feel lucky that the government took care of me from the age of 16 to when I signed my first record deal at 19.
When I entered politics, I took the only downward turn you could take from journalism.
I took inspiration from ‘Fountainhead,’ the way in which Ayn Rand conveyed her political philosophy through an immensely popular novel.
I remembered some people who lived across the street from our home as we were being taken away. When I was a teenager, I had many after-dinner conversations with my father about our internment. He told me that after we were taken away, they came to our house and took everything. We were literally stripped clean.
I took a whole stunt course and pretty much got certified as a stunt driver. It’s ridiculous how easy it is once you understand the car and know how to do it.
The night before my mastectomy, I had done my best to keep my mind off of the impending procedure. My family and I went to the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game, where I binged on pizza and ice cream and took full advantage of the doctor’s advice to eat up the night before since I had to begin fasting at midnight.
My dad told me, ‘It takes fifteen years to be an overnight success‘, and it took me seventeen and a half years.
Well, I took a sabbatical. I walked away from shooting movies because I couldn’t handle the travel. I’m a single parent. I had young kids, and I found that keeping in touch with them from hotel rooms and airports wasn’t working for me. So I stopped.
I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!
With ‘Street Fight,’ it took an urban mayoral election and found lots of complexity in there. The same with ‘Racing Dreams.’ I wanted to show complexity within this world that most documentary people don’t know anything about.
Whatever you thought of his politics, Ronald Reagan was a great man, a courageous man. He took an assassin‘s bullet and joked to the doctors as they desperately worked to save his life.
He took pride in belonging to the world’s most exclusive club: the United States Senate.
I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen.
It took me 29 years to finish that song. That’s a typical Jardine move.
I had told my agents that I didn’t want to do television. I can’t believe I had that gall, looking back on it. I would never condescend to do TV, and then ‘Taxi‘ called up for a guest spot in the first season. And my common sense kind of took over, I guess.
Madam Walker was an incredible woman, but she wasn’t the only one of her time who was. She just took it to the highest height.
Young women today often have very little appreciation for the real battles that took place to get women where they are today in this country. I don’t know how much history young women today know about those battles.
The Renaissance took place in chaos and plague.
I believe very deeply in the proposition that what we did in Iraq was the right thing to do. It was hard to do. It took a long time. There were significant costs involved.
I loved theater growing up, and my mom always took us to the touring productions that would come through town. We would go to Chicago all the time and see shows. I loved it.
When I worked on ‘The Daily Show,’ we had some puppets made of myself, John Oliver, and Jon Stewart. When I left the show, I stole the puppet. I took what was rightfully mine.
BTS as a group sort of took off with the success of our 2015 album that had our hit single ‘I Need U.’
I became an art major, took every art class my school had to offer. In college, I majored in Advertising Art and Design.
Out of college, I had two job offers. One was to be a canoe instructor for Outward Bound. And frankly, that would have paid better than the job I took, working on a policy commission in Washington that focused on immigration policy and refugees. But that decision made all the difference.
I took my uniqueness and treated it like a horn.
Think of Virginia Woolf, ‘A Room of One’s Own’ – that’s what women have always needed under patriarchy and can’t be creative without. They took away my classroom and my status to teach, and now they have taken away my office, and all of it is giving the message that Virginia Woolf and I are losing what I call ‘womenspace.’
My durability is just something I took a lot of pride in, that I was able to play 70 games over and over and over and they add up to 1,200-and-something games, plus the playoff games, plus whatever.
I think everyone can recognize the one-upmanship and the competition that go on wherever you are, especially among groups where the women don’t have to hold down office jobs and instead get in a total snit about who won the longest carrot contest or took first prize for summer chutney in the August fete.
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 October 15, 1965, an estimated 70,000 people took part in large-scale anti-war demonstrations.
People thought I was funny, so I kind of took entertaining for granted… it was inevitable that I’d start giving little performances.
Boeing just took $20 billion and 10 years to improve the efficiency of their planes by 10 percent. That’s pretty lame. I have a design in mind for a vertical liftoff supersonic jet that would be a really big improvement.
My grandmother has always been my biggest fan, and she was my whole life. The only thing that kept me living after her death is my commitment to training. I took my pain out on the track.
We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
It took five years to get ‘Parental Guidance‘ made, and it was a fight every second.
I was lucky enough, when I was younger, to have the chance to do as much as possible, and I found what I wanted to do. I did swimming, gymnastics, kickboxing and the one that took off more than the others was acting.
In college, I faced an interesting problem. I wanted to play music all the time and yet I wasn’t ready for anyone to hear it. To remedy this, I took to retreating to stairwells as a safe place to sing and write music. It was there that I wrote most of my songs in college and really grew into an artist.
Hard times are when a man has worked at a job for 30 years – 30 years – and they give him a watch, kick him in the butt, and say, ‘Hey, a computer took your place, daddy.’ That’s hard times!
They used to call me ‘Touchdown T.’ I remember in high school, we had homecoming, and I got in front of the pep rally, and I told them, ‘I’m going to run for three touchdowns.’ I ran for three touchdowns, kicked the extra point, and took myself out the game.
I am not a full-time politician but a ‘sanyasi’ who took the path of politics to serve the masses.
It took me at least 10 fights to feel comfortable. I didn’t know what I didn’t know.
I always took a great deal of pride in being original.
Generally people forget the past and the path they took.
I went to Vassar College for undergraduate and studied literature and queer theory, and all of the above. And then I took a Fulbright scholarship in Russia.
I basically left Texas with no money. I was making $3.50 working in some mall, so I didn’t have a lot of cash. I took $1,000 and headed to California. Along the way I stopped in Vegas because I had always wanted to see Caesar‘s Palace. So I stopped there and won $2,500 on a slot machine! It was amazing.
There is no hope of anyone going to Heaven unless they believe this truth I am presenting. You cannot go to Heaven unless you believe with all your heart that Jesus took your place in Hell.
I worked half my life to be an overnight success, and still it took me by surprise.
I took so many different things away from my maternity leave. It taught me to have more compassion for other people and to see every individual as someone’s child.
I was never ignorant, as far as being experienced in classrooms and learning about different subjects and actually soaking it up, so I checked into college for a little bit. I took classes at a community college in West L.A. I took psychology, English, and philosophy.
I learned more of how to appreciate what I had then – my family, my kids, the talent that God gives you – because He can take it away at any time. He took it away from Brian through death. He took it away from me through my knees.
If I was on the air and was just kind of a plain-vanilla personality that took the safe road and the safe way trying to please all of the people all of the time, I’d been gone in two weeks.
Those who served, and those who continue to serve in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard took an oath to uphold and protect the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic, and we can never forget the importance of their commitment to our Nation.
Last year when I was playing for Hamphsire, Delhi Capitals asked me if I was interested in playing for them. I took my time and I thought it’s an opportunity for me to learn something new. To take my game forward, to take my T20 game forward.
If you took love out of the equation, I wouldn’t know what else to write about.
With ‘The Forty Rules of Love,’ I wanted to write a love story. But I wanted a love story with a spiritual dimension. For me, that took me to Rumi. And from Rumi, I went to Shams of Tabriz. That’s how the story took shape.
The only thing I took to Glastonbury in 1990 was a ton of tin foil!
People talk about retiring. I never said that r-word. People though I went away after the Olympic Games. I took time off to do something I’ve always wanted to be – a mother.
The trajectory started when I was on the roof of our house looking out at a swamp when I was 19. I had written for several years, starting at about 15, but that day on the roof I took my vows and acknowledged my calling.
When I read the ‘Country Strong’ script, I thought, ‘Can’t they just hand-double it? Can’t I just do the rest of the movie and not have to do the performing?’ It took me six months to learn to sing and play guitar at the same time.
Me is what them call illegitimate, that mean say me is a criminal, bomba rassclaat! That’s why me go write a song called ‘Illegitimate Children.’ It took me years to find out I was one.
We were always a middle-class family who took pride in our little set-up.
My mom took all of my behavior personally. Everything I did, she thought it was an act of rebellion against her. But it was just me being me.
I really took filmmaking very seriously… It was an honor and then a crutch also, because at a young age, I was like, I guess I’m a serious filmmaker. I never set out to be a serious filmmaker. I just set out to make movies.
Abdias do Nascimento was the first writer who gave me racial consciousness. It was through his books and writings that I first took in the real weight of race in our society. He was the main influence on me because in my family, race was never an issue.
I took responsibility for the illegal actions, the potential for violence in my past actions, which I regret.
Once I took a bus from my home in Maryland to Philadelphia to live on the streets with some musicians for a few weeks, and then my parents sent me to boarding school at Andover to shape me up.
To learn something new, take the path that you took yesterday.
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.
For me and my entire generation, we took on this kind of sarcastic, ironic, snarkiness because it seemed the most extreme reaction to the earnestness of hippies.
The ‘Raining Gold‘ video naturally took on one of the messages behind the song, which is you should never assume anything about someone or a situation just because it looks a certain way on the surface.
You took care of your horse, and your horse took care of you.
Whenever he saw a dollar in another man‘s hands he took it as a personal grudge, if he couldn’t take it any other way.
I took back my life.
In 2012, I dropped a song called ‘Like To Party,’ and that just took me all over the world.
I got sent to a health camp when I was about 6 years old, and we all had to wear the same starchy blue uniform. The lady who took care of me after school knit me a burgundy sweater. It was the only thing that gave me any individuality.
I took a route of acting, rather than starmaking, so it cost me a lot financially.
I took the initiative in moving forward a whole range of initiatives that have proven to be important to our country’s economic growth, environmental protection, improvements in our educational system.
Christopher Hitchens was a great warrior, a magnificent orator, a pugilist and a gentleman. He was kind, but he took no prisoners when arguing with idiots.
I majored in sociology and never took a single music-related course, much less any kind of class in public speaking – no confidence for it, none – yet I still had a passion for it that burned inside me.
We’ve never thought too deeply about the roles things like forgetting or partisanship or inefficiency or ambiguity or hypocrisy play in our political or social life. It’s been impossible to get rid of them, so we took them for granted, and we kind of thought, naively, that they’re always the enemy.
I took solace in my relationship with God who, along with my dog, was my best friend growing up.
Arthur Russell is very important to me on many levels, and when I read Tim Lawrence‘s biography on him, ‘Hold on to Your Dreams,’ one of the things I took away was: first thought, best thought. I live by that when I make my own music.
Michael Jordan changed so much in basketball, he took his power to make a difference. It’s so much going on in music right now and somebody has to make a difference.
I been living down in Atlanta, but everyone back home has been in my thoughts, especially those doing something for the community and all the neighborhood heroes. I thought about all the first responders putting their lives on the line to help out and it inspired me, so I took a jet back to Chicago to show my thanks.
I enlisted when I was a boy. The Navy looked after me like my mother. It fed me, took care of me and gave me wonderful opportunities.
I rewrote it and I took all your notes. Read it again, that kind of persistence paid 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.
Yeah, I spent about 20 years in a dorm room. It took me a while to graduate.
I started writing at the kitchen table after midnight. It took ten months to finish that first book; I sent it to a publisher and I got some kind of prize, so it was like a dream – I was surprised to find it happening.
When my dad visited me while I was doing a play in New York City two years ago, I took him to see ‘Late Show With Stephen Colbert.’ Now I’m going to his house. It’s surreal.
I always loved my mother, felt loved, but she was judgmental. Her father in Ireland didn’t approve of women generally, and she took on his values. She believed her own mother was foolish.
My father was always anxious to give pleasure to his children. Accordingly, he took me one day, as a special treat, to the top of the grand old tower, to see the chimes played.
It took me 11 years to struggle through one dumb book, and every day you just want to give up. But you don’t find out you’re an artist because you do something really well.
When I was 16, I discovered wildlife. My father took me to a place called Algonquin Park in Northern Ontario – it has some 1,600 lakes.
I never took guitar lessons. I took classical piano lessons from the age of six when we lived in Holland. And when we moved to America, it was just the typical thing except I was really good at it; so was my brother.
The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents.
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
As a band, we always took a really long time to make records, so unfortunately, we got into that habit of, like, ‘We’ll work on it tomorrow.’
At this point I was strongly advised that I was too young socially to go to college so I took a second senior year at Andover, another boarding school.
All Anne Lister wanted was a wife, and the other liaisons couldn’t commit, but Ann Walker did. She took sacrament with her, and they became wife and wife. That shows extraordinary strength.
It took me a while to find myself.
Characters are the key to a good book. It took me several novels to comprehend that.
I always wanted to play some kind of instrument – piano, saxophone, whatever. I took it up for a while, then forgot about it because I didn’t have the time.
I’m from there. You know, when you grow up with these people and see them every day and then you look at the numbers it was easy; it was a no-brainer. And when Sony took a look, it was a no-brainer to them, too.
I played soccer for nine years, so I took that route instead of singing. I played on the outside team as well as in school, so I was always playing soccer. It wasn’t until I moved back to London that I really, like, started investing in music again and realized, OK, yeah, this is definitely what I want to do.
When I was a sophomore at USC, I was a socialist, pretty much to the left. But not when I left the university. I quickly got wise. I’d read about what had happened to Russia in 1917 when the Communists took over.
I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn’t know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.
I’m a New Yorker. I was there during 9/11 and I saw how, not only New York City stopped for a moment, we all took an inhale and exhale at the same time – the world united at that time, and it changed my life.
I tried to work with a record label; I tried to work with a booking agency, variety shows. I went to Vegas. I just tried everything I could think of, and nothing took. No one thought there was a place for my style and my music; it was just too different.
The successful man is the one who had the chance and took it.
I dropped out of high school when I was, like, 15, so I just focused on doing music. It’s all I wanted to do; I didn’t want to work or anything else. I took all the negativity and obstacles that came with life, and I just put it in the music.
I went to law school. And I became a prosecutor. I took on a specialty that very few choose to pursue. I prosecuted child abuse and child homicide cases. Cases that were truly gut-wrenching. But standing up for those kids, being their voice for justice was the honor of a lifetime.
When I was seven, I decided to buy all my friends some ice cream, but the problem was where to get the money. Sneaking into church, I went to the side of the altar where you can light a candle for your loved ones and took the money from the collection boxes.
I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, ‘What an actress! What a faker!’
People would say it’s very improbable that I’d make it to this point in my life. I made it here because I wasn’t discouraged. I worked hard to get here, took advantage of every opportunity that I had.
As a child I had a lot of energy and took to sports.
Most achievers I know are people who have made a strong and deep dedication to pursuing a particular goal. That dedication took a tremendous amount of effort.
My definition of modernism took a while to develop.
I jumped off a cliff backwards for ‘I Am Number Four,’ which was pretty cool. I’d never done that before. It took seven takes from different angles and luckily there were no injuries. I came close, though. My head nearly hit the rock at one point.
I took my time to find the perfect girl.
Every opportunity I got, I took it as a learning experience.
When I had my cancer, the chemotherapy took my hair away. So then I decided I would just keep it short, and this is my signature now. The great thing about it is that I am a bit of a chameleon, so you can put a wig on me and I look totally different.
‘Mayabazar’ was the film I immensely loved as a kid. Only when I became a filmmaker about 20 years later did I realise its technical marvel and what a great epic it was. I and my visual effects supervisor, while making ‘Yamadonga,’ took two days to understand the magnification shot of Ghatothkatcha’s persona.
My dad took us to a couple of karate classes when we were young but we didn’t really get into it.
When I write about Mickey Haller as the Lincoln lawyer, I totally see Matthew McConaughey because he took that character when that character was still fairly new to me – only two or three years old – when I knew McConaughey was going to play him. He’s also the same age, the right age, in comparison to the book.
I think my goal was just to do comedy, honestly. It still is. Whatever form that took or takes, it doesn’t matter.
In the First World War, there was the sudden passion of nationalism, and the killing took place because of these emotions. But the Soviet case is different, because you had systematic murder, like the Holocaust.
‘Frankenstein‘ was all about the idea that, through electricity and the destruction of night, man creating light and darkness, we took on god-like powers and then abused them like gods, and we are only men. That’s a story about man making a man in his own image. The inversion of natural order.
The Heaneys were aristocrats, in the sense that they took for granted a code of behavior that was given and unspoken. Argumentation, persuasion, speech itself, for God’s sake, just seemed otiose and superfluous to them.
I took lots of photographs and had planned to write a treatise on how it worked, but I quickly got bored with that idea and wrote a scientific fairy tale instead.
Pogba’s a massive player. I know him a little bit. He’s unbelievable. He took a red card, and that’s the way it goes: you have injuries and suspensions.
The ideas I had about supernatural beings came to me the same way that my mathematical ideas did. So I took them seriously.
It took capitalism half a century to come back from the Great Depression.
I had the freedom to be alone with myself, completely unlimited by my circumstances or my body while doing what I loved. I think that’s why I took to swimming with such ease.
They took away time, and they gave us the clock.
It took me a lot of years to understand everything that it took to be at a high level. Not only on the court and in the weight room, but also making sure that I’m taking care of my body, that I’m recovering. It’s a year-round process. It’s not just in-season and then offseason and it’s over.
On the 26th of December of last year, I took office for my second term as prime minister. And it is the first time ever since then-Prime Minister Shigeru Yoshida, during the occupation period, that a prime minister is taking this position for the second time with a number of years in between.
It is not the cause for which men took up arms that makes a victory more just or less, it is the order that is established when arms have been laid down.
It would have been very easy to play to the gallery, but I took a conscious decision not to do that. Safer not to be too popular. You can’t fall too far.
I am not vindictive, but very forgiving. Despite being wronged, I never took revenge on anyone.
I was in World War II; I cried when they took me in the Navy. That’s the last time I cried.
I love hard work. ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ was so physically tiring I ached all the time, but I took a massive amount of pride in the fact that I only ever missed two shows.
The day of my last A-levels, I took over from Andrew Garfield’ in Beautiful Thing, and the thing that followed that was Side by Side’ with Josie Walker.
I had to have 25 counts of radiation, and the radiation was an obstacle I had to get over, in and of itself. It took away my appetite completely, it changed my mood swings, it would make me feel nauseous all the time.
If I were to do a movie about Apollo 13, I’d be at NASA studying what it took to go into space. It’s part of your job to go deep, to interview the right people.
I don’t understand why God took him and didn’t take me.
The first time that I was elected I was called the Judas Iscariot of the black community because I took a stand that was inconsistent of cutting across the grain.
It is wonderful… Steve and Dan took professional football to a whole different level with the way they played the game. The fact that Steve is going in with Dan is very special.
If you took some famous religious leader, for example, and said it would be nice to clone them indefinitely so you have a dynasty of leaders, my own guess would be that each time the cloning takes place, they would become more and more defective, presumably mentally defective and subsequently worse.
I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
I really fell into drama school – I had a lot of lot of luck. I didn’t take criticism very well while I was there; in fact, I took it personally. With every note I got, I felt like they were telling me I was a bad person.
There was a technique to making a musical. It took a long time for the studios to learn it, and it was very complicated.
When I was a freshman and sophomore, I got booed every time I was put in the game. Then, in my junior and senior years, my dad got booed every time he took me out.
My mother used to leave me and my brother in the house by ourselves. The authorities came and got us. It took a year or two to get us back with my grandmother.
If I took the 40 years of my dad talking to me about war and battles and taking me to battlefields and distilled it down into one question, it would probably be the idea of the necessary or unnecessary war.
I was bored one day, so my dad took me to this acting school. I liked it more than having fun – I liked it for an actual job.
We were pretty cash-strapped for all those years when I took over.
It took me at least all my 20s and some of my 30s to get the confidence to realise I could just write about what I wanted to write about without having to pass a test or look super clever.
When I was growing up as a little girl and as a teenager, I loved designing and making dogs‘ clothes and wanting to be a fashion designer. I took art and ceramics. I loved dance.
I took a big risk to come to Hull, I have to be honest. But I loved it there, I really did. Great club and great people.
I followed a controlled diet where I took care of my portions and ate at regular intervals; every 2-3 hours.
I know in my own marriage I stayed in it to provide my son with what I thought was a stable background and to give him what I thought was the family life a child should have with two parents. But that isn’t always the best way, and it took me taking my son to therapy after the divorce to really see it.
A lot of people say that I took the first shot for Bitcoin. The first person to walk through the door always gets shot, and then everyone else can come through.
Before the 1970s, banks were banks. They did what banks were supposed to do in a state capitalist economy: they took unused funds from your bank account, for example, and transferred them to some potentially useful purpose like helping a family buy a home or send a kid to college.
I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.
I never smoked. I never drank and I never took drugs. The funny thing is, nothing is more boring, people like this. For me, it’s OK. But most of my friends, at least they smoke and drink.
It took me a while to understand the meaning of a franchise: the reasons why you see lawyer, doctor, cop shows. It’s not because anyone in their right mind says, ‘You know, what’s the most fascinating thing in the world?’ It’s because you need something new that happens every week in a frame.
I went to all the Love-Ins. I took my kids. I enjoyed myself.
Bottom line, I removed myself from the victim mentality and took control of my life. I’m not just going to take responsibility for the success in my life – I’m going to take responsibility for the failures in my life. When you’re willing to accept that you’re the problem, you immediately become the solution.
I think people took Grenada for what it turned out to be, which was a very specific incident and from which one couldn’t necessarily make a lot of generalizations.
I did commit to myself that I would not jump back into being the workaholic that I can be before I gave myself an honest opportunity to create the marriage of my dreams and to create the beginning of the family of my dreams, and that took a hot second.
Eleventh grade is when I grew into my body. My athleticism and speed took off.
In my third husband I had discovered a blissfully laid-back type who thought it nothing less than hilarious when I misread the map on the way to Wales, so it took us an extra three hours, or when I was sick in a plastic carrier bag during much of the drive back from Devon – a bag that turned out to have a hole in it.
I was going to be a musician, no matter what it took. I supported myself with blue-collared jobs so I could write music and be in a band and play shows. I even got into an underground art scene. I was going to do whatever.
We’re with each other 24/7 and that’s not an exaggeration. But I think after 25 years it’s like you are with your family basically. You’re gonna have your dust-ups and fights and stuff, but we’re all really hyper-aware of the good fortune we’re having and how long it took us to get here.
And because he knows that we don’t have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young, law-abiding immigrants called dreamers.
It took mad failures for me to start to win.
Be yourself. I had this three-week period where I wore this straw fedora. I thought it was what chicks wanted. And then it dawned on me that I was trying to be something that I wasn’t, so I took the fedora off. So be yourself.
I was the one who took football off the back pages and put it on to page one.
It took me three weeks to write the ‘Rhapsody in Blue.’ I had always wanted to write something blue and Paul Whiteman inspired.
When I was a young player, I never dreamed of scoring five goals in a game – and in nine minutes is something else. And when it happened, it was incredible that there could ever be anything like that in the history of the game. It took me a couple of days to realise what I’d done.
Kristina, my wife, and I thought about this one day when the kids were, of course, watching television. And we took a big blanket and put it in the backyard and said, ‘Let’s go out on our back and look at the sky and call it sky television.’ We saw all kinds of things.
Look at electricity in human history – it took a few decades for electricity to really revolutionize the American economy. And the Internet will be the same. At some point in the future, we will arrive at a new era of low-hanging fruit.
I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
There were open source projects and free software before Linux was there. Linux in many ways is one of the more visible and one of the bigger technical projects in this area, and it changed how people looked at it because Linux took both the practical and ideological approach.
At 17, I already had responsibility because I took care of my family, but in the football I was young; I wasn’t experienced or the captain – I was just in the team.
When states like Alabama and Arizona passed some of the harshest immigration laws in history, my Attorney General took them on in court and we won.
Every year, I appreciate life more because of the deeper understanding of what it took to get this far.
I was asked to do a reading of ‘G.B.F.’ and I loved the script. I thought it was one of the most amazing things I’d read, but it took a year to get a green light for production.
I wasn’t born a fool. It took work to get this way.
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours.
It took me years to realize that ‘normal’ is actually super boring and that being myself was harder but infinitely more rewarding.
From a young age, I took an interest in the music and my mom noticed it.
I always took ‘Coronation Street’ a year at a time anyway. It was the 50th anniversary; I’d been there five years. It just felt right to leave.
Since he took power over half a century ago, Fidel Castro proved to be a brutal dictator who must always be remembered by his gross abuses of human rights, systemic exploitation of Cubans, unrelenting repression, and stifling censorship upon his own people.
I began painting well before I started doing comedy. In fact, when I came out of the war in 1946, I enrolled in art school in Dayton, Ohio. I painted for three years, and then show business took hold.
Anything for the quick life, as the man said when he took the situation at the lighthouse.
I found that if I don’t paint for around a week, I get practically suicidal. It took a long time to figure out why I had these mood swings, and I finally figured out it’s because I haven‘t painted.
I worked with the Groundlings, doing sketch comedy and improv at a theater here in L.A. It was my hobby, but I took classes and stayed passionate about it because it’s what I wanted to do. It just fit. It takes a while before you can actually make money at it. I worked for years.
But slowly I began to use cameras and then think about what it was that was going on. It took me a long time, I mean I actually played with cameras and photography for about 20 years.
I took upon myself to enact the part of a poor, unfortunate crazy girl, and felt it my duty not to shirk any of the disagreeable results that should follow.
My eyes were bad. I stuttered. I had hepatitis, double pneumonia, even anemia. When I was 7, my family took me on a trip to Cuba, and all my ailments disappeared. Cuba gave me health, so I’ve been deeply attached to Cubans ever since.
I took up special yoga and a diet from Sreenath Vishnu. And amazingly, I lost 5.5 kgs in 20 days and my husband Mani shed six kilos in a month.
I have a big box of autographs. I took photographs of me and Marlene Dietrich, me and Ida Lupino. I took pictures of Myrna Loy and Joel McCrea in front of the studios. I loved Hollywood. I have 500 autographs and 500 photographs I took.
Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.
We took dancehall and hip-hop and mixed it in the middle. I knew we had something. I thought, ‘This sound is Puerto Rican sound.’
What took time for my mom was getting the pronouns right and calling me by a different name. Laverne was my middle name before I transitioned.
I’m at the heaviest I’ve ever been in my life now and it took me being the heaviest to finally love myself.
American universities are so expensive. My family couldn’t afford to send me, so I took out student loans and had to pay my own way.
I don’t speak fluent Spanish. I took it in college.
You got paid on Friday, go for a late-night poker game, and have no money on Saturday. But the RSC took your rent out of the paycheck, so at least you had a place to sleep.
Uncle Jack Charles and his mob, I wouldn’t have a career if it wasn’t for their persistence. They worked hard at a time when no one took them seriously and no one even considered indigenous roles as a mainstream option.
Well, in brief, I was discovered by a lady called Beth Boldt. She had also been a model. She used to take pictures of the girls she found, and she took a picture of me one day in my school uniform, and it all kind of started from there.
We sought justice because equal pay for equal work is an American value. That fight took me ten years. It took me all the way to the Supreme Court. And, in a 5-4 decision, they stood on the side of those who shortchanged my pay, my overtime, and my retirement just because I am a woman.
At the beginning of my sophomore year at Princeton University, I took my first economics course; our textbook was the first edition of Samuelson’s ‘Economics: An Introductory Analysis.’
I’ve said the election of Obama has made the hustler less relevant. People took it in a way that I was almost dismissing what I am. And I was like, ‘No, it’s a good thing!’
Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.
When I took over, I thought that I must do something for the empowerment of women.
At the end of ‘Afterlife‘ – hmm, how do I do this without spoilers – Skye took a very strange journey that crossed the boundary between life and death. And now, for her, that boundary is permanently blurred.
I always took a fight; I always took everybody. I fought everybody.
Believing in yourself and what you do is so important. It took me a long time to find that confidence. If you’re an artist and you’re taking risks, then you’re doing something right if some people don’t get it.
I went from an innocent child to a national television star. My career took on a life of its own.
However my parents – both of whom came from impoverished backgrounds and neither of whom had been to college, took the view that my overactive imagination was an amusing quirk that would never pay a mortgage or secure a pension.
For me to go to America – which I find such a positive place – well, I took to it like a duck to water.
I took my kids everywhere. I didn’t have money for child care, so I took them to college with me and they sat in the hallway.
Klopp would reproach me for not tracking back properly. I took things on board, and I listened to him. I worked hard in training; I stayed behind after training. That’s what helped me to shine in the Bundesliga because I scored quite a lot of goals despite some difficult games in the league.
I haven’t took no punishment. There’s nothing cool about taking punishment.
My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.
I took piano for many years. I kicked and screamed through all of my lessons, but my mom really insisted.
Great times, beautiful place, Boulder. In fact, that’s where I proposed to Jaye when I took her back there. In the parking lot of Baseline Liquors!
Palace offered me the opportunity to come and play and I took it with both hands.
Painting picture by picture, I followed the impressions my eye took in at heightened moments. I painted only memories, adding nothing, no details that I did not see. Hence the simplicity of the paintings, their emptiness.
As a freshman in college, I was having a lot of trouble adjusting. I took a meditation class to handle anxiety. It really helped. Then as a grad student at Harvard, I was awarded a pre-doctoral traveling fellowship to India, where my focus was on the ancient systems of psychology and meditation practices of Asia.
My style of songwriting is influenced by cinema. I’m a frustrated filmmaker. A fan once said to me, ‘Girl, you make me see pictures in my head!’ and I took that as a great compliment. That’s exactly my intention.
I was the biggest Public Enemy fan – I think it’s what inspired the aggression of N.W.A. We just took a different route lyrically.
I’m not sure I can explain the nature of Jack Kennedy’s charm, but he took life just as it came.
It took me a long time to realize you don’t choose what you’re famous for.
I was studying to be an architect, I wasn’t plotting to join the movies. Films were just another career option. I took acting up with the same schoolgirl enthusiasm I had for examinations. Acting is a job and I take it very seriously.
I ended up taking piano lessons at a really young age, I took, like, years of piano lessons, and I always loved to sing.
I put on 15 kg for my role as an amateur wrestler in the first half of the Marathi film Natrang.’ Then, I lost 17 kg for the second half of the film where I play a nachya,’ an effeminate character in traditional Marathi tamasha. The weight gain took 40 days and I lost weight in the next 40 odd days.
Back a hundred years ago, especially around Woodrow Wilson, what happened in this country is we took freedom and we chopped it into pieces.
I remember being, like, 5 years old, and my dad took me to a Yankees–Mets game. My dad had me on his shoulders and taught me one of the most important lessons about sports. He said, ‘Jesse, just remember one thing, the Mets suck.’
I clearly had a career in musical theater ahead of me and somewhere took a left turn and started getting all dour and serious and doing emotionally broken dukes.
I learned to cook in self-defense. My wife doesn’t know what a kitchen is. In the first month of our marriage, she broiled lamb chops 26 nights in a row. Then I took over. I used to mind her not caring about food, but no more – as long as I can eat what I want.
My videos went viral in Pakistan and Bangladesh, but, funnily enough, not in India. India took a lot of time to warm up to my videos!
When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web… Now even my cat has its own page.
You can take things that Jimi Hendrix took, from Curtis Mayfield or from Buddy Guy for example, because we are all children of everything, even Picasso. But if you want to stand out, you have to learn to crystallize your existence and create your own fingerprints.
France was probably the best thing for me. All the things I took away from it and learned from it.
My manager introduced me to the ‘Rise to Honor’ team. I was curious about what it took to be involved in video games, a completely new form of entertainment to me.
Apple took the edge off the word ‘computer.’
It took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.
I never thought I will ever get back into films when I took that break. ‘English Vinglish’ just happened.
People took part in the referendum because they were tired of the war. They are afraid of talking about it out loud, but they have shown exactly where they stand: Yes, we want peace, and we want to be a part of Russia.
I never got lessons. I took influence from Chet Baker, Ian Dury, and Joe Strummer. I don’t hear my voice and think, ‘Yeah, that’s a banging voice!’ It’s more about putting the right emotions into the right words and the lyrics than anything else to me.
I’m trying to work only with established, respected directors. I took a lot of bad scripts and worked for a lot of lazy directors, and it was discouraging to go to the screenings and see that the director had added nothing, the editor had added nothing, there was nothing to see.
An accent like mine and a face like mine, I think a lot of the time it’s easy for casting directors to just stick me in as a bad boy, but ‘Being Human‘ took a risk on me – bless ’em – and I’m not that bad boy no more.
Somebody asked me – you know, how come it took you so long to win a national championship? And I said, ‘I’m a slow learner; but you notice when I learn something, I have it down pretty good.’
There was a council house waiting for me when I had Ryan, there was a welfare state. I never put into the system before I took out, I was on income support before I’d even paid a penny of tax.
My beliefs and my faith are part of who I am, and I’m so grateful that I had the foundation laid early on. My mom took me to church from my earliest memories, so I’m grateful to have had that foundation laid early, and it’s just part of who I am.
I didn’t do it for the money. I know a lot of people say that, but if I’d wanted to be rich, I’d have stayed working as a city lawyer. I gave that up eight years ago and took a massive drop in salary, and I didn’t mind because I was doing what I loved. There’s plenty of material for the other five books.
After college, I moved to Breckenridge, Colorado, and went snowboarding every day. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew what I didn’t want to do. So I applied to grad school for writing, and I just gave it a shot and took it from there.
I was raised to sense what someone wanted me to be and be that kind of person. It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else’s eyes.
I was always drawn to performing. I took improv and acting classes during the summers and was involved in middle and high school plays. But when I discovered indie and punk music in high school, those things sort of took over.
I grew up in Boston in a very, very, very Marine town. So back in my neighborhood in Boston, a working-class neighborhood, when you got your draft notice, you went down, and you took your draft physical. And then, if you passed it, you joined the Marine Corps.
It took me a long time to find out that I was born to be an actor. It was the last thing on my list, although my list was very small. I didn’t know what to do. But kids weren’t supposed to know what to do back then; we were all cute and we’d find out what we’d do later in life.
It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. I did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
I have come to the conclusion – and I don’t know why it took me so long, but nevertheless, I’m here now – that a lot of people tell me they don’t get enough guitar on my albums. So I decided to do an album where the guitar would be the singer, playing the melody.
Experts always know everything but the fine points. When I took my citizenship exams, no one there knew how the White House came to be called the White House.
I was brought up as a Catholic and went to church every week and took the sacraments. It never really touched the core of my being.
I think there’s no question but what the tail end of the Bush administration, Bush-Cheney administration, that we took steps specifically geared to try and free up the financial sector.
Please don’t retouch my wrinkles. It took me so long to earn them.
When I was at the Cordon Bleu things took hours and hours and hours to make. And they were beautiful dishes – and I know how to cook that way – but I was like, ‘no one is cooking like this.’
‘Batman‘ took 10 months to film, and by the time I stopped working on it, it took a long time before my English accent came out again. I was actually having to try for it.
Steve Corino was a guy I met before I got into Ring of Honor. I got to work with Steve, and he kind of took me under his wing and really helped me.
It took me all my life to learn how to salt a tomato.
I’m not a goddess, for crying out loud. I’m a regular person who took feminism – which I have a deep connection to – and mixed it with music, which I really love to do.
I was away from the front lines for a while this spring, living with other troops, and considerable fighting took place while I was gone. When I got ready to return to my old friends at the front I wondered if I would sense any change in them.
The rule of improvisation I took to heart was, ‘Don’t think.’ I tend to over-think things, so that was a big lesson for me.
As a stunt woman, I took it upon myself to be a bit of a jock about it. So you wouldn’t see me vulnerable, you wouldn’t see me hurting or sad because I was there as a professional to do my job. Nobody likes to see a girl get hurt – that’s the truth of it – so I had to put them at ease so they would let me do my job.
I was never really a bohemian. I was a sloppy guy who liked cheap apartments and the arts, and who was very left-wing politically as the 60’s progressed, though it took me a little while.
I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.
But yeah, it’s funny because I used to talk so fast before ‘Gilmore Girls’ and it took me several years of auditioning and being comfortable in auditions to sort of take my time because I would just go into it and rush, rush, rush.
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.
If I meet Putin, I’ll say to him: ‘So you’ve finally given us back our territory, how much more are you ready to give as compensation money for taking away our land and helping those who took part in the escalation in Crimea and Donbass?’
My parents are not theatrical people, but my dad took me to the theater.
It took me so many years to move out. I’m definitely a bit of a Peter Pan, reluctant to grow up. It all seemed really nice at home-why change it? Part of me would prefer not to have any responsibility whatsoever.
It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent.
I’m a very positive person, but this whole concept of having to always be nice, always smiling, always happy, that’s not real. It was like I was wearing a mask. I was becoming this perfectly chiselled sculpture, and that was bad. That took a long time to understand.
I have loved corsets since I was small. When I was a child, my grandmother took me to an exhibition, and they had a corset on display. I loved the flesh color, the salmon satin, the lace.
There were high school coaches such as Charles Boston that took me under his wing and taught me the fundamentals of football. And when I went to college there was Robert Hill who took me there and he showed me what hard work and determination would do if you put forth the effort and you take a little time.
I did a bit of modeling before I took up acting, and I was up for this big campaign – I can’t remember which designer – and all these execs were looking at my portfolio. Then one said: ‘We’d like to use you, but can you come back next year when you’ve lost this.’ And he tapped the underside of his chin.
When disease took my legs, I eventually realized I didn’t need them to lead a full, empowering life.
People misinterpret my emotions towards Nirvana because I’ve said things about how something happened with grunge that took a little bit of fun out of things. It’s no offense to Nirvana; they were one of the greats, obviously. But something died there, too, and we haven’t quite gotten the groove back.
Bent Literary Agency had a Q&A on Twitter, and I took a chance and asked if the Black Lives Matter movement was an appropriate topic for a YA novel. Brooks Sherman, who is now my agent, responded that he didn’t think any topics were inappropriate for YA. I remember being so terrified even just sending the tweet.