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We went from a world where almost nobody knew anything about computers to a world where almost all of us are computer geeks for a huge fraction of our day. And I’d like to see that happen with the digital world of biological molecules, too.
I have always been a very patient person, I am a perfectionist but have a high level of patience and think that’s one of the things when I started my comeback that really helped… I wasn’t rushing anything as long as I knew I was on the right track.
When I realized that my big dream was going to come true – ‘Night Shift’ was a success, ‘Splash‘ was a success, I got the job to do ‘Cocoon‘ – suddenly, I was underway. And I knew my name was rising up the lists. I was going to have a career. I was going to be able to direct movies until I screwed it up.
People say you have to know when to retire, which is a dumb thing to say. If you want to go out on top, yeah, it becomes important when you quit. But I wasn’t afraid of that. And I wasn’t worried about getting fired. I knew the risk. To me, it’s not an ego thing. I enjoy coaching. I enjoy helping people achieve something.
I always knew I had a relationship with God. But I wasn’t sure God had a relationship with me.
But I knew if I ran I’d never be able to sing, so I had to take my punishment.
People had lost faith in me in Baltimore, and rightfully so. I knew that was not the guy I was.
Black people comprehend the South. We understand its weight. It has rested on our backs… I knew that my heart would break if ever I put my foot down on that soil, moist, still, with old hurts. I had to face the fear/loathing at its source or it would consume me whole.
I could never hate anyone I knew.
I don’t ever remember a single day of hopelessness. I knew from the history of the labor movement, especially of the black people, that it was an undertaking of great trial. That, live or die, I had to stick with it, and we had to win.
Before I was hired by Obama‘s team as the CTO for his 2012 re-election campaign, I had certainly never been involved with anything of that nature before. Yet, I somehow knew I could do the job. I attribute that confidence to my experience as a hacker and the subsequent willingness to take risks.
Suddenly a mist fell from my eyes and I knew the way I had to take.
I looked out into the audience, saw dozens of faces I knew well – LGBTQ folks, mostly – all avid comics readers and superhero fans and DC supporters, and it just hit me: Why was this so impossible? Why in the world can we not do a better job of representation of not just humanity, but also our own loyal audience?
I just always knew that I was going to get some money, that I was going to be successful.
I knew that I could vote and that that wasn’t a privilege; it was my right. Every time I tried I was shot, killed or jailed, beaten or economically deprived.
To be honest, ‘Ready Steady Cook‘ was a great opportunity, but I did compromise myself. I was stood there quizzing chefs on what they were doing when I knew exactly what they were doing and why.
I knew when I was diagnosed with cancer the only thing I could control was what I ate, what I drank and what I would think.
My dream job growing up was always to be an artist. It wasn’t even that I would be a rapper or singer; I just knew I would be a public figure.
There are a lot of people who know me who can’t understand for the life of them why I would got to work on something as unserious as baseball. If they only knew.
I could paint for a hundred years, a thousand years without stopping and I would still feel as though I knew nothing.
In the 1960s when the recording studio suddenly really took off as a tool, it was the kids from art school who knew how to use it, not the kids from music school. Music students were all stuck in the notion of music as performance, ephemeral. Whereas for art students, music as painting? They knew how to do that.
When I came to Mumbai from Indore, I knew nobody.
I didn’t know the full dimensions of forever, but I knew it was longer than waiting for Christmas to come.
The end was surely near. The Nazis killed you only when you were naked, because they knew, psychologically, that naked people never resist.
At my first job as an independent researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, they told me I could work on most anything, but not what I knew something about. That is actually very good advice to a young person starting a career because you bring new ideas to the field.
People like Frank Zappa and Bryan Ferry knew we could pick and choose from the history of music, stick things together looking for friction and energy. They were more like playwrights; they invented characters and wrote a life around them.
As a young boy growing up in rural India, most of what I knew of the world was what I could see around me. But each night, I would look at the Moon – it was impossibly far away, yet it held a special attraction because it allowed me to dream beyond my village and country, and think about the rest of the world and space.
I sold my most valuable possession, but I knew that because I worked at Hewlett Packard, I could buy the next model calculator the very next month for a lower price than I sold the older one for!
Since I was 10 years old, I knew I wanted to sail around the world.
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!
If I wished to do something, even if I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to make the effort with me, I would go out solo climbing. I did find solo climbing very challenging and a little frightening. You knew that you were completely on your own, and you had to overcome all the problems and possible dangers.
Personally speaking, growing up as a gay man before it was as socially acceptable as it is now, I knew what it was to feel different, to feel alienated and to feel not like everyone else. But the very same thing that made me monstrous to some people also empowered me and made me who I was.
Congratulations. I knew the record would stand until it was broken.
I knew I wasn’t going to make money in the beginning, so I found another way to support myself – I was a receptionist. It’s quite smart to work that way. Otherwise, you get vicious and desperate, and no one wants to work with you. Build your career slowly; then people start to trust you and pay you well.
I can’t explain it, but from the first day I stepped into a wrestling ring, I knew that one day I was going to be a big superstar. I knew that one day I would be the NWA World Heavyweight Champion like my hero, Lou Thesz.
There is a fascination with the idea that one has ‘seen someone else do something’ before one can achieve it. Maybe that’s true in some cases, but clearly it is not a requirement. I knew what I wanted to do.
How lucky Adam was. He knew when he said a good thing, nobody had said it before.
I do quite a lot of art, with a small ‘a’. I guess that is how I was dredged up, with paints and crayons. Even when I was at nursery, I knew instinctively how to mix colours, how to make purple or orange.
They would not find me changed from him they knew – only more sure of all I thought was true.
I knew I could control one thing, and that is my time and my hours and my effort and my efficiency.
With ‘Strictly,’ I am mentally and physically knackered: everything aches. I knew it would be hard, but I never thought it would be this tough.
I always knew I would be successful. So there was no element of surprise.
I always read all these books about the slaves. My mother is very educated. My father would talk to us like we were grown men. We never knew what he was talking about half the time.
If I knew I was going to live this long, I’d have taken better care of myself.
I studied video game design. The one thing I knew for sure about myself is I didn’t want to study acting.
There was a side of me that knew I was gonna change the game, but I didn’t know how many people would respect it.
My mom knew we were going to call me Kiki by birth. I think she had the nickname before she had my name, and she then found the name that would allow that.
I was an only child, and I spent a lot of time alone. My dad was an only child, too, so we didn’t have a big family, and I was really close with both of my parents. Like any kid, I thought I knew more than they did.
I felt that I had to write. Even if I had never been published, I knew that I would go on writing, enjoying it and experiencing the challenge.
In Congress, there are some who are unashamed to aspire to eloquence, even to scholarship, but the only state legislator I ever knew who would not join in the mispronounceciation of a word for the sake of camaraderie with her fellows was former State Senator and Congresswoman Barbara Jordan.
Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender.
I thought Portland had a really good chance. But after we didn’t win it, I knew my time was up there. But it wasn’t a totally bad situation for me there. It was a great situation coming out of high school.
I knew I was going to be a football player; I just didn’t know how. It was the only thing I was doing, the only thing that I knew. Always training, training, training, training.
When I did A Soldier’s Story, I was very young and green and thought I knew everything-now I know I know everything!
The worst tragedy that could have befallen me was my success. I knew right away that I was through – cast out.
I knew I was going to be somebody.
I knew that Chelsea was a club that changed its manager reasonably often.
That image is a couple different people‘s homes that I knew growing up.
Kevin Systrom of Instagram used to work for us as a consultant in the early days of Mint. I knew him a long time ago. Maybe I could have gotten in there. But with photo sharing, I don’t know if there’s an obvious business model. I don’t think there’s a competitive, sustainable advantage.
I was a mathematician by nature, and still am – I just knew I didn’t want to be a mathematician. So I decided not to take any mathematics courses.
Americans rightly asked, if this is the way our government responds to a natural disaster it knew about days in advance, how would it respond to a surprise terrorist attack? How would it respond to an earthquake?
My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well. I was amazed; I never knew they worked.
My biggest inspiration was always early Iron Maiden, because it was the only band I knew for some time, and, as we all know, Iron Maiden is great.
Henderson had a thousand times more to do with the discovery of insulin than had Macleod. In the first place, he knew more about it. In the second place, he was consulted before every series of experiments, and he advised, criticized, or commended.
At 16, I got housing benefit, and I had my own flat in an old woman‘s house. I was the only 16-year-old I knew living alone.
I always knew what I wanted, and I always had a very clear vision for myself and my career as an artist.
As I read more and more – and it was not all verse, by any means – my love for the real life of words increased until I knew that I must live with them and in them, always. I knew, in fact, that I must be a writer of words, and nothing else.
Been in this game one-hundred years, but I see new ways to lose ’em I never knew existed before.
Nobody knew in advance that in vitro fertilization would be, by and large, safe.
I don’t care about age very much. I think back to the old people I knew when I was growing up, and they always seemed larger than life.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
I didn’t have any of those good assets to have successful teenage years. It was hard. And what saved me was definitely my whole family. I knew where I was coming from and where I was going to.
I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world.
My whole family was Muslim, and most of the people I knew were Muslim.
I guess I can go anywhere I want. If only I knew where to go.
When we started, we knew the show was going to be hit or miss, and we needed to find a core audience to really make us survive. And I think we’ve been able to do that.
I didn’t expect such a huge reaction, but I knew I was doing something different to everything else that was happening at the time.
I was skating with friends in my neighborhood, and then eventually I was invited to go to the skate park with one of them. When I saw people flying all around – literally flying in and out of bowls – that is when I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to figure out how I could get there and how I could fly.
I said, ‘Ooh, Dad, I want the yellow ones.’ He said, ‘Where?’ I said, ‘Right there, Dad. I want the yellow ones.’ Everybody goes, ‘Those are green’. That’s how I knew I was colorblind.
For anyone watching Ring of Honor out of the gate, they knew when they were watching an ROH event that they were watching a different level of wrestler from what they had seen.
We continue to shape our personality all our life. If we knew ourselves perfectly, we should die.
I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.
I found out when I was 18 that Dad had left my mother and the family before he realised he was ill and then died. When I asked Mum about it, she just sort of shrugged it off and said she’d thought I knew about it all along. Of course I hadn’t, though I’m sure she must have been desperately unhappy at the time.
I knew I had to write about Canada. I just could not find in literature any examples of the immigrant experience that I’ve had.
I always knew I wanted to entertain people my whole life, I just didn’t know exactly how I was going to do it until I was 16 and everything blossomed on SoundCloud.
Christopher Hitchens was a wit, a charmer, and a troublemaker, and to those who knew him well, he was a gift from – dare I say it – God.
If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.
I don’t think I ever really knew the right words to ‘Hava Nagilah,’ which isn’t great for a Jewish singer.
When you look at Prince Charles, don’t you think that someone in the Royal family knew someone in the Royal family?
It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
CIA officers aren’t idiots. They knew they were heading into deep water – legally and morally – when they signed up for the interrogation program. That’s part of the agency‘s ethos – doing the hard jobs that other departments prudently avoid.
When radium was discovered, no one knew that it would prove useful in hospitals. The work was one of pure science. And this is a proof that scientific work must not be considered from the point of view of the direct usefulness of it.
When I signed for Barca, I knew their playing style was suited to my game.
I never went to college. But the structure I grew up with was planted so deep that when it came to doing business, I knew how to be disciplined, create teamwork, and persevere. It set me up to be an entrepreneur and a successful franchiser.
For me, every day is a new thing. I approach each project with a new insecurity, almost like the first project I ever did. And I get the sweats. I go in and start working, I’m not sure where I’m going. If I knew where I was going I wouldn’t do it.
I never knew anything about rapping.
My father was the orphaned son of immigrants to the United States from Ireland. My father never knew his parents. His mother died – we’re not sure – either at or shortly after his birth, and he and all of his siblings were placed in orphanages in the Boston area.
If Russians knew how to read, they would write me off.
I always knew I’d be more of a character actor than a leading man, and I always wanted to take that and run with it.
I believe the projects were a social experiment; we were laboratory rats stacked on top of each other, and people just knew, inherently, that there was something wrong. There’s not a lot of regard for the property by the residents.
I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.
I can bore for England on the subject of James Bond. But I knew I couldn’t do it frivolously; I had to take it very seriously, however much fun I was having. And I had to make myself, you know, absolutely steeped in Bond and in Fleming and that world.
I knew two things from my father: keep working hard, stay humble, and someday you’ll be OK.
Basically, my parents messed up because it was the Sixties, and they both had affairs, but they had a great love for each other. I saw that when my father flew over from Los Angeles when he knew my mother was going to die.
I can remember loving to recruit. I knew I was going to do my best. But traveling and recruiting doesn’t appeal to me any more. It’s not as much fun as it used to be.
When I was a little kid I used to play with guys twice my age, so, I was the last one picked, so if I picked I knew that I had to get the ball to the scorer if I wanted to stay on the court, so that was pretty much my job.
I was 30 years old and this girl I knew found out I had never gotten high. Nobody had ever told me about marijuana.
My journalistic mission was straightforward: to await the U.S. invasion of Iraq. Nobody knew quite when this would be. But the diplomacy – the meetings in the U.N. security council, the allegations about weapons of mass destruction, the martial language of Tony Blair and George W. Bush – all suggested a war was brewing.
The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
I would say Tracy Chapman was the first time I obsessed over an entire record. I knew every song; I knew the exact amount of seconds between each song. That’s the level of obsession that I had.
I skipped kindergarten because I was reading at a pretty high level. That’s a weird and cocky thing to say, but I was real sharp, and I knew that early on.
I could have been a dental hygienist with nothing bad ever appearing in print about me, but that’s not how I’ve chosen to lead my life. I knew that you put yourself under a microscope the more famous you become.
I always knew that I wanted to be an artist.
When I looked into the eyes of the people who knew Laci best, I saw something I didn’t want to see: a group of people who desperately loved Laci, and who were beginning to suspect she wasn’t coming home.
I’ve never been one that really won with major-name collaborators. You take, for instance, ‘Angel’ with Rayvon. ‘It Wasn’t Me’ was with Rikrok. Nobody knew who those guys were.
I knew I wanted to sing when I was a very small boy. When I was probably 4 years old. My mother played a guitar and I would sit with her and she would sing and I learned to sing along with her.
I feel sure that no girl would go to the altar if she knew all.
The music sold itself before anybody knew who I was.
We’ve always had this experience that things take long, but I’m 100% convinced that our principles will in the end prevail. No one knew how the Cold War would end at the time, but it did end. This is within our living experience… I’m surprised at how fainthearted we sometimes are and how quickly we lose courage.
My older brother and myself always played together in bands, but we never knew we would be professional musicians.
I’m actually the son of Mary Guibert. My mother was born in the Panama Canal zone and came to America when she was five with my grandmother and grandfather, and that was the family I knew. Everybody sang; everybody had songs all the time, and they loved music.
My parents were absolutely delighted that I knew what I wanted to do.
I knew that I wanted to be an actor; I just did not know when and where. I was open to experimenting.
Being a parent is not for the faint of heart. I may joke about knowing fear, but the fact is, the first time I ever knew real fear was the day Charlotte, my first child, was born. Suddenly there is someone in the world you care about more than anything.
I always thought I wanted to play professionally, and I always knew that to do that I’d have to make a lot of sacrifices. I made sacrifices by leaving Argentina, leaving my family to start a new life. I changed my friends, my people. Everything. But everything I did, I did for football, to achieve my dream.
I studied with Felix Blumenfeld, who had studied piano with Anton Rubinstein and composition with Tchaikovsky. Felix, my professor, was the right hand of Anton Rubinstein. Blumenfeld knew his playing by heart, from every angle.
The Sun once did 20 things you never knew about Angus Deayton – and I didn’t know 16 of them.
In theater, you go in-depth with your character, so coming to the States, it was inevitable to dig into the pilots I liked. I knew what characters I was going to be reading for, so I would dissect them and really get involved with them.
I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star.
If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.
Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.
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.
Love to his soul gave eyes; he knew things are not as they seem. The dream is his real life; the world around him is the dream.
I threw my 20th birthday party at Brown, and I didn’t even have to say to anyone not to put pictures on Facebook. Not a single picture went up. That was when I knew I’d found a solid group of friends, and I felt like I belonged.
I’d never been in a police state. I didn’t know what it was. I knew that it was, in the general way that people know that two and two is four, but it had no emotional value for me until I found myself in the middle of it.
I always knew I’d be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn’t know if I’d be successful at it, but I knew I’d be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star.
I always dreamed of being an entertainer. So, my whole life to some extent, or from the age that I can remember onwards, I knew I was going to have to make some sort of attempt at being noticed for being funny.
We got in the ring and wrestled almost every night and didn’t have many days off… The only thing I knew for certain when I got in the ring was exactly how I went in. We told a story and the match was the story.
Back then, as a teenager, I kept thinking, why don’t the adults around here just say something? Say it so they know we don’t accept segregation? I knew then and I know now that, when it comes to justice, there’s no easy way to get it. You can’t sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, ‘This is not right.’
I turned from my wicked ways and embraced Jesus. The next thing I knew, good times had come my way.
I always think back to that first night in Brooklyn, where I debuted, and it was this total surprise. I just remember thinking, ‘I hope they care. I hope they remember me.’ The way they embraced me that night, I knew it was the start of something special.
Very early, I knew that the only object in life was to grow.
I was involved in the robbery for a purpose, and that was because I knew somebody who could drive a diesel train. I was responsible to take along this old guy who could drive the train.
I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
I always knew ‘My Dawg’ would be a hit, but I didn’t even know what a hit was. When I made the song I knew it sounded hard.
My first day in Chicago, September 4, 1983. I set foot in this city, and just walking down the street, it was like roots, like the motherland. I knew I belonged here.
From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn’t know exactly what.
I knew I had a chance to teach the world something that would help more people be safe.
Even at the age of 12, I knew I had to become a bodybuilder. I don’t know why or how, but I just knew.
I’ve written a song for Prince. I never showed it to Prince, but just to see if I could do it. At the time, when I sort of knew him, he was recording a song a day. I wondered if I could do that. So I wrote it.
I never thought about college, but my mom thought about it for me. I knew 100 percent it wasn’t for me.
I was nice to the people in the Philippines for the two and a half years I was there, because I knew eventually I’d have to kiss up to them so my grandchildren could have toys.
I wish I knew why I am so anguished.
I wanted to reveal how genetic code is translated into protein. I knew a great application could be for antibiotics, since half of the useful ones target the ribosomes, but I didn’t believe I could contribute to it. It was like the next Mount Everest to conquer. It was my dream to contribute something to humanity.
I always knew I was gonna be an artist. I was very confident in that.
My big break was really Liz Meriwether saw me in a movie called ‘Paper Heart’ and really liked it, and then saw me in a movie called ‘Ceremony‘ because she knew Max Winkler and said, ‘I want you to be in ‘No Strings Attached,’ but you gotta audition for it.’ From that it was easier for her to get me in ‘New Girl.’
I knew my worth. I knew I could be one of the best 2-guards in the league. I’m not going to be bashful about it anymore.
I don’t know how this guy knew how much money I was making. I didn’t know how much money I was making.
We always knew when we took on the issue of violence against women that somehow our opposition would come after us.
I knew I had to make a sacrifice to do what I’ve always wanted to do.
I never desired to please the rabble. What pleased them, I did not learn; and what I knew was far removed from their understanding.
I knew I wanted to do a movie, an action movie, and when I left WWE in 2011, I didn’t specifically know. I didn’t leave to do ‘Boone: The Bounty Hunter.’
I knew nothing about martial arts. The coach told me I was talented with learning martial arts, and put me in a school. Three years later I got my first championship in China.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Fortunately, I grew up in a family that was grounded. My mother and father knew how to guide my career and look out for my best interests.
One of my insecurities was my looks. I was short, cute and chubby, and Dad used to call me his ‘little fat sausage.’ But I always knew I had musical talent.
I don’t collect any memorabilia. I wish I’d have kept everything I had. But who knew you had to keep it. Just gave it away. And we lost so much and we didn’t look after a lot of it.
He knew everything about literature except how to enjoy it.
When I knew nothing, I thought I could do anything.
I stayed away from mathematics not so much because I knew it would be hard work as because of the amount of time I knew it would take, hours spent in a field where I was not a natural.
When I was young, I read the Bible, and I already knew what it meant to be the good guy – and look what happened to Jesus. So, I already understood that you get ridiculed for telling the truth, and I’ve always been aware of that. But, I’m a guy with confidence, and I’m not afraid.
It is true I had been successful on a small scale in overcoming one of the main difficulties in the new process, but there was still much to invent, and much that at that period I necessarily knew nothing about.
Once I started ‘Nagaram Nidrapotunna Vela’ I had to finish it. I made a wrong decision. I knew the film would be a flop and told the producer so. Everyone failed – director, producer and all.
I knew I was going to be slugged up, my whole mouth gold.
My family wasn’t shocked by my success, but I was. But they just knew I’d do something in entertainment.
I knew I had a remarkable voice, but I was embarrassed because it was so high. But when I sang at my bar mitzvah, the rabbi was in tears. He said to my parents, ‘He must become a cantor in the synagogue,’ but my mother said, ‘No, he’s going to be a concert pianist.’
When I came to Johannesburg from the countryside, I knew nobody, but many strangers were very kind to me. I then was dragged into politics, and then, subsequently, I became a lawyer.
The script for ‘The Art of Self-Defense,’ to be fair, I knew going into it that it was going to be a hard movie to get made.
I never knew you could be so known from your success.
I had an edge in ‘Andhadhun’ because, being a musician, I knew how to play a guitar, so it was not difficult for me to learn a musical instrument.
Before I came out, the thought of someone calling me gay, even when I knew very well that I was, was petrifying.
I knew Childress was going to help me because my crew told me on the radio. I really appreciate what Richard did, but that is typical of people in this sport.
When I was about five, I gave my heart to Jesus Christ, and since then it’s just been a stronghold in my life. Really, through the shark attack and all the hard times that my family and I went through, it gave us unity and perseverance to push through all this crazy stuff that we never knew was going to happen.
I didn’t start doing graffiti until two years after I got to New York. Jean Michel Basquiat was one of my main inspirations for doing graffiti. For a year I didn’t know who Jean Michel was, but I knew his work.
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.
Klopstock was questioned regarding the meaning of a passage in his poem. He replied, ‘God and I both knew what it meant once; now God alone knows.’
If youth knew; if age could.
I was so embarrassed about mispronouncing words. I just knew how to smile.
In fact, the sense of positioning, anticipation, is something very natural. I always knew where the ball was going to drop.
I’ve experienced cyberbullying my entire life due to just having a last name that people knew.
No one would talk much in society if they knew how often they misunderstood others.
One of the reasons I never had a problem handing over my characters to other creators is that I knew that they would add their own influences and takes on the characters and make them better for it.
When I was 8 years old, I saw ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ in Charlotte, North Carolina. I walked out of there and was so inspired. I loved the movie, and I knew I wanted to be that guy.
Tiger had the advantage of high school, college, and a father who knew golf. I was self-taught. Blacks really won’t play golf in great numbers until some of these basketball and football stars buy some golf courses where blacks can play.
When I played Robert Howard in ‘The Whole Wide World‘, I was struggling with it. There’s this dual thing where you feel real good about being able to play this juicy part, and then there’s constant shame: ‘Who am I to pretend to know who this guy was? Who am I to represent this guy for people who never knew him?’
The stronger the participation of the female characters, the better the movie. They knew that in the old days, when women stars were equally as important as men.
I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I’d done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.
If men knew all that women think, they would be twenty times more audacious.
Before I had my child, I thought I knew all the boundaries of myself, that I understood the limits of my heart. It’s extraordinary to have all those limits thrown out, to realize your love is inexhaustible.
I always knew I was going to be rich. I don’t think I ever doubted it for a minute.
I always knew I was going to be something. I didn’t know what.
I knew Doris Day before she was a virgin.
I knew style and content went hand in hand.
I’ve always overworked in the weight room. I love working with weights. I knew they’d give me the strength I needed.
I believe God’s keeping the records, and I believe you will be rewarded even in this life. Somehow, some way, God will make it up to you. It may be He protected you from an accident you never knew. You can’t give God something without God giving you more in return, whether it’s peace or joy or satisfaction.
I gave away ‘Life in Hell’ when it was a little ‘zine, and sold it at record stores for $1, and I knew from the time that I first did it that I would continue to do it, because it was fun.
I grew up in east Tennessee, and everybody knew everybody’s business.
Before I really knew country music, I listened to pop, and I still do.
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.
I was representing our chemical company clients, and I would routinely talk with or meet with the DuPont attorneys, would be there representing DuPont at these same cleanup sites. So I knew those folks.
True confession time: I never know where a book is going. I get a gut feeling the story is there, then pursue it with the enthusiasm of a hunting tiger on a trail. If I knew where I was going, I’d get bored out of my mind and stop writing.
Both my parents had heavy accents, and so did everybody they knew. It’s a rhythm thing – people who speak English where they have to hesitate and think of the right word. And I think it rubbed off.
I knew very little about ‘Spider-Man’. I grew up more in the ‘Superman‘ generation. ‘Spider-Man‘ – I didn’t know so much. But it is a really successful franchise, and I’m happy to be involved with it.
I freed a thousand slaves I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.
Bodybuilding saved my life because I overcame the nerd stage. I got picked on. I was fascinated with power, and then I decided to take that direction because I knew that would make me feel good about myself.
Timing is everything in this league, and I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But I never lost my confidence. Atlanta was changing coaches and systems. I knew they’d make personnel changes.
How do you make something the same but different? That’s the question I had to deal with in my approach to the cover painting for ‘Percy Jackson‘s Greek Heroes.’ I wanted it to have many similarities to ‘Percy Jackson’s Greek Gods,’ but I knew they couldn’t be too similar.
I used to stay up all night, roam around, drink, and carry on like everybody else. That all changed when I got older, started to exercise and play golf. I knew by the time the day was over I would not feel like exercising, so I made it a point to exercise early.
In modelling, it’s very hard to keep in touch with the people you knew when you started.
I learned French in Tunis, along with Arabic. I also learned French history. I knew the entire history of the kings of France. And I was fascinated by Versailles.
My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him.
If someone really takes a risk, it doesn’t get dismissed. That’s what happened when the Oscar was won posthumously by Heath Ledger, who did one of the definitive villain performances of all time. But it really has to be exceptional in defining everything we previously knew about the actress or the actor.
Telling the entire world and his dog how good a manager I was. I knew I was the best but I should have said nowt and kept the pressure off ‘cos they’d have worked it out for themselves.
I knew I looked kind of ridiculous, in my personal opinion – Tamlyn Tomita’s opinion – a Vulcan in sunglasses and ears is a little too much, but I knew I just had to play it seriously.
I knew at an early age I wanted to act. Acting was always easy for me. I don’t believe in predestination, but I do believe that once you get where ever it is you are going, that is where you were going to be.
This is not writing at all. Indeed, I could say that Shakespeare surpasses literature altogether, if I knew what I meant.
If any country was a mine-shaft canary for the reintroduction of cholera, it was Haiti – and we knew it. And in retrospect, more should have been done to prepare for cholera… which can spread like wildfire in Haiti… This was a big rebuke to all of us working in public health and health care in Haiti.
Of course, we knew that this meant an attack on the union. The bosses intended gradually to get rid of us, employing in our place child labor and raw immigrant girls who would work for next to nothing.
I learn something new everyday about myself as an actor, my capabilities, how far I can stretch myself, throw out emotions I never knew I had.
I watched Tim Tebow and how he played and how he carried himself and the good that he did for the game on and off the field. I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
Of course, the cars are getting safer and safer but, when you are going at 340km/h, it can never be safe. This I knew from the start.
I’m terrified that I’m genetically predisposed to only having boys. That’s frightening. By the time I was 10 years old, and I’m not exaggerating, I knew how to patch drywall.
Most of the people in the world are poor, so if we knew the economics of being poor, we would know much of the economics that really matters. Most of the world’s poor people earn their living from agriculture, so if we knew the economics of agriculture, we would know much of the economics of being poor.
I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn’t going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I’ve ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn’t want to do whatever he did.
I don’t remember the exact moment I fell in love with snowboarding; it wasn’t something cheesy like, ‘Oh the wind was blowing through my hair and I just knew this sport was for me… ‘ I was good at it, and it’s exhilarating!
I never pondered during my struggling phase that I should have become an engineer, as I knew that was not my life. I couldn’t have lived it. It would have been a very claustrophobic life.
I never really grew up being political or Labour. It was just a realisation that where you were born mattered. That how you spoke mattered… who you knew mattered.
We knew we were different, even from our elementary school days. We were the class clowns; we engaged with people differently. We knew there was something out there that was meant for us.
Women say they have sexual thoughts too. They have no idea. It’s the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it. If they knew what we were really thinking, they’d never stop slapping us.
If men knew how women pass the time when they are alone, they’d never marry.
I always knew one day fatherhood would be great, I just didn’t think it would be this great.
Living in a small town, I knew everybody and everybody knew me.
I bought all the books, but I probably knew on the first day that law school wasn’t for me. I didn’t give up until about ten days. I don’t think I really told my father. I really didn’t like my father knowing my things were not successful.
For nearly two years, I was flying above the planet with my camera. I knew straight away that this was something important to do, just at this moment, a portrait of the planet for the millennium year. I worked in 80 countries, fighting for money all the time.
Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
I didn’t care about that because I’m not a diplomatic person to begin with. I just went along with things and did what I wanted to do because I knew they had to shoot their 12 pages a day. And when they realized that I didn’t alter the text they really didn’t mind what I did.
I always tell my dad he was training me to be a pro before he even knew it.
From a very early age, I knew I wanted to be Carl Denham.
I played American Legion ball starting when I was 14. But I didn’t catch until I was 17. I was 75-3 as a high school pitcher, but it was like everybody knew that I was supposed to be a catcher. When the scouts would come around, and I was pitching, they’d make me take infield practice so the scouts could watch me throw.
When I was young, they thought I was from outer space. I was the only gay person they probably knew, and they struggled with that. Everybody knew I was gay. They just didn’t want to talk about it.
Beats succeeded because, as music lovers, we knew oscilloscopes don’t buy headphones – people do.
I always knew I was destined for greatness.
The ‘Axis of Evil’ was – and is – very real, as the tyrants of Iran, Iraq, and North Korea knew full well.
I had always been the theater nerd at Northwestern University. I knew I wanted to do acting, but I hated the idea of being this cliche – a girl from L.A. who decides to be an actress.
I love my husband very much. I knew it was real true love because I felt like I could be myself around that person. Your true, true innermost authentic self, the stuff you don’t let anyone else see, if you can be that way with that person, I think that that’s real love.
When I heard Elvis Presley, then I knew I had to do music. Music is my god, and is the only love that has never left me. It has always been there and is my best friend.
A lot of directors don’t know what they want to do. Every director I’ve seen that was a good director that I’ve admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn’t sit there and think about it.
When I left Manchester I just took that as a challenge – to try to prove people wrong. And when you do, there is no better feeling than that. I knew in my gut it was the right time to move and I just believed.
I remember I had to play a blind person once, and I did this stupid thing with my eyes, and I knew the minute I started it I’d made a mistake.
In 2003, being Virginia Player of the Year was an amazing feeling because I think that was the moment I realized I could actually, really go far in my sport, and I was actually, really good at something. At that moment, I knew that I could play at a high level.
My father taught me things about body language that psychologists have been catching up with ever since. He always knew when I was lying, because my posture was all wrong.
In my world, before I knew about Eddie Van Halen, I was playing piano, and at that point in my teenage life, I thought he was just a guitar player.
We say primarily that the priority of this struggle is class. That Marx and Lenin and Che Guevara and Mao Tse-Tung, and anybody else who ever said or knew or practiced anything about revolution, always said that a revolution is a class struggle.
I knew how to sell. I felt confident I could run a business. I was willing to outwork anyone. I wasn’t afraid to live like a student on next to nothing. So that meant I had absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
The thing about ballet that I never knew about is that it’s one of the most excruciating sports that I’ve ever been a part of. I say sports because they train constantly, every single day.
I knew credibility would come only in time and through earnest performances.
I’ve definitely, you know, been with women. And I’ve had great relationships with them where I was definitely in love. It’s just I grew to a point where deep inside I knew that I could never truly have a relationship with a woman. I don’t know if they ever suspected. It was never brought up.
There is no one on earth who knew you from the day you were born; who knew why you cried, or when you’d had enough food; who knew exactly what to say when you were hurting; and who encouraged you to grow a good heart. When that layer goes, whatever is left of your childhood goes with her.
I knew him, but never felt that I got really close to Saint Laurent. But who really did? Betty Catroux, maybe.
My father being a soldier, every time I saw soldiers marching – ‘Well,’ I thought, ‘my father’s that,’ and these soldiers were always looking magnificent. And I thought they were powerful; they were all-powerful. I knew that they were an elite in India.
In fifth grade, I did ‘Oklahoma!,’ but I didn’t get a leading role. I knew the whole play and could sing it already, but they were like, ‘The sixth-grader has to get the lead.’ I was really discouraged.
I knew I could make it in Cebu, but I never thought I could make it in Manila.
I thought I knew everything when I came to Rome, but I soon found I had everything to learn.
I lived in a bad neighborhood. I knew so many things a boy shouldn’t know. I did so many things a boy shouldn’t do.
Rationally, I knew these fears were ridiculous. There were no signs, unfortunately, and I would never blame anyone for another person’s suicide. But if everyone felt that way, there wouldn’t be this cruel stigma, would there?
Since that time I have had continuous contact with the persons who were completely unknown to me, except that I knew they would hand whatever information I gave them to the Russian authorities.
I was very young, and I remember this heated, passionate argument and trying to figure out some place called Vietnam, something called a Watergate, and some guy named Gerald Ford who my dad knew who had just become president, and how all these things fit together.
I had decided I wanted to write about food, and I knew the only way to do that is to speak with authority, which meant learning the language and knowing what that experience is like.
I’d always intended to make ‘Far North’ straight after ‘The Warrior.’ We had the rights to the short story, the script was in development, and I knew where I wanted to shoot it. It just took a long time getting the script together and raising the finance.
I knew I’d been given another chance, another life in Australia by my parents, so I didn’t want to hurt them.
Ever since I was a kid, I knew I could play in the NFL because I had a knack for the game. But I can’t play this game forever. When I’m finished, maybe I’ll become a motivational speaker, maybe a preacher. But children need to know that life may be hard, but you can always overcome.
When it comes to electronic music, I started listening to a lot of Daft Punk, way before I knew what house music was, and then progressed into a lot of Steve Angello, Eric Prydz, Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso, and Laidback Luke.
I got cast on ER, I knew I’d be playing a great character and I knew the show was great.
We always knew Victoria was going into fashion, Mel C was going into music, Emma went into radio, and I wanted to do a bit of everything.
I knew acting was what I wanted to do. I don’t know if I was brilliant at it, but when I was doing school plays, I loved it so much I didn’t want it to end. I feel like I’m exactly the same as when I was doing plays at school, to be honest.
Before I was shot, I always thought that I was more half-there than all-there – I always suspected that I was watching TV instead of living life. Right when I was being shot and ever since, I knew that I was watching television.
You hear people say, ‘Well, I was going to say this, but I knew I couldn’t get through it without crying.’ Well, like, think of all the great things we didn’t hear because of that.
So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name “the Joker” immediately came to mind. There was the association with the Joker in the deck of cards, and I probably yelled literally, ‘Eureka!’ because I knew I had the name and the image at the same time.
My dad is 20 years older than my mom. Growing up, I felt like he knew everything. I felt like, for every question I had, he had an answer.
When I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder the year I turned 50, it was certainly a shock. But as a journalist, knowing a little bit about a lot of things, I didn’t suffer the misconception that depression was all in my head or a mark of poor character. I knew it was a disease, and, like all diseases, was treatable.
I knew after my first lesson what I wanted to do with my life.
Before ‘Broad City,’ I had a lot of jobs that I knew were not for me, but when you’re young and don’t know exactly what you’re going to do, if an opportunity comes up, you feel like, ‘This is an opportunity; I have to try it.’
What was really funny is that as I got older all those guys who called me a sissy in junior high school wanted me to be their best friend because they wanted to meet all the girls that I knew in figure skating.
I don’t think Pierre Trudeau knew how to be a husband. I couldn’t stay in that marriage.
My mom had a produce business in in Oxnard, and we used to take these long trips to talk to farmers and different distributors. She’d take us with her after picking us up from school, and she’d be blasting all this old soul music and R&B. I knew all those O’Jays songs before I knew Snoop or Dre or Tupac.
After graduating in the summer of 1980, I knew I wanted my life to count.
Performing arts was something I was always part of. That was may be the only common thread that ran throughout my education, throughout my schooling years. But apart from that, there were no friends or no long term associations. That was the only thing I knew was with me wherever I went.
I miss the early days; I do. I was so lucky. I basically had it to myself, learning about these chimpanzees. Nobody knew anything about them. Discovering their different personalities, different life histories. I was lucky.
I knew I would work in a community that I would like to live in, but I had no idea that I would ever go into politics, even though some of my classmates thought I would.
My dad is Dominican, my mother’s Puerto Rican, and I got into bachata at the age of 10 or 11. When I started listening, it had a reputation for being music for hick people. I thought that had to be changed. I was born and raised in the Bronx, and I knew you make something cool if you’re cool.
I never knew what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.
I was very confused with where my life was heading, but I knew that whatever I did, music was going to be involved.
But if I thought on it, I would like to be remembered as a brother who loved his people and did everything that I knew to fight for them, the liberation of our people.
I’m very happy at City, very happy since the day I came. I knew that the project was good, and in my head, there is nothing else but Manchester City, so how long I’m going to be at City is just never a question.
The red car, even before I knew it was called Ferrari, was my obsession.
My husband changed jobs so fast that I simply never knew what business he was in.
I always knew writing a novel was a great thing.
Therefore I would not have it unknown to Your Holiness, the the only thing which induced me to look for another way of reckoning the movements of the heavenly bodies was that I knew that mathematicians by no means agree in their investigation thereof.
Not a day goes by where I’m not reminded of Gollum by some person in the street who asks me to do his voice or wants to talk to me about him. But because ‘The Hobbit‘ has been talked about as a project for many years, I knew that at some point I’d have to reengage with him.
I was bad, but I was one of the kids that never got caught. If anyone ever knew I did something, it was because I told them. ‘Cause I’m a really good liar, so I end up snitching on myself.
I lost my father four years ago to what was the culmination of a manic episode that seemingly, to my family, came completely out of the blue after 59 years on this earth with no issues that we knew about, at least – sort of a normal run-of-the-mill guy who did his job and came home and had a family.
When I got pregnant, I had to concentrate on being pregnant for a whole nine months, even though I knew it was ruining my career at the time.
On the one hand, the guns were there to help capture the imagination of the people. But more important, since we knew that you couldn’t observe the police without guns, we took our guns with us to let the police know that we have an equalizer.
Why don’t we have enough teachers of math and science in the public schools? One answer is well, if they knew the subject well, they’d also know enough to work for Google or Goldman Sachs or God knows where.
Everyone around me does music, so I just kind of knew. It wasn’t some magical moment. There were loads of other things I wanted to do. I wanted to be a lawyer, for example, because I just love arguing, but it wasn’t on the cards.
I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry.
I knew my ways were unfulfilling. I chased power, pleasure, possessions, something satisfying. I knew I kept getting let down. I knew it was insanity, and I was never going to find fulfillment, but I didn’t know what else to look for.
When I came to Mumbai, I knew that I am an actor but I am not a working actor. To keep this actor alive, I had to feed him, I took up the casting job so that I can run my house.
I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me.
I loved playing the guitar and I knew I was pretty good at it, so that’s what I wanted to do with my life.
I knew nothing about professional comedians when I became a comedian. I was a rabbi. So I had no professional comedians to learn from.
Senator, I served with Jack Kennedy, I knew Jack Kennedy. Jack Kennedy was a friend of mine. Senator, you’re no Jack Kennedy.
I never gave up on country music because I knew what I was doing was not that bad.
History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen.
Coming to Australia, it was just really magical for me. It just had the wow factor of a different sort of place and, more so, just being with a family that wanted to love me and to have me, because I knew back then, before coming to Australia, there was no way of getting back home or finding my real family.
The brain is the cornerstone of virtually every facet of our lives. I wish we knew more.
I had a real yearning to make use of the opportunities I had at school. When I heard about the gap year of teaching English at a Tibetan monastery, I knew I had to do something about it really quickly, otherwise it was going to get allocated.
The single moment when I knew that I had to get busy and do more was around the death of my son.
I never felt I knew it all. I always felt there’s something new to learn, something new to do.
I just always knew I wanted to be an actor. I gave my Emmy acceptance speech when I was 11. But, I wasn’t allowed to do plays and things like that. It was considered dangerous. My parents didn’t think it was safe for a girl to do that, and they definitely didn’t think it was interesting to participate in the arts.
When you deal with a person who’s experiencing dementia, you can see where they’re struggling with knowledge. You can see what they forget completely, what they forget but they know what they once knew. You can tell how they’re trying to remember.
I cannot say for certain if there is such a thing as love at first sight, but I do know that the moment I first glimpsed Winnie Nomzamo, I knew that I wanted to have her as my wife.
If we knew exactly the laws of nature and the situation of the universe at the initial moment, we could predict exactly the situation of the same universe at a succeeding moment.
I grew up in the ghetto, and the thing is when there were problems, I knew when to get away.
I told Mother of my decision to study medicine. She encouraged me to speak to Father… I began in a roundabout way… He listened, looking at me with that serious and penetrating gaze of his that caused me such trepidation, and asked whether I knew what I wanted to do.
I’d much rather people knew me as a good tennis player than as an aboriginal who happens to play good tennis. Of course I’m proud of my race, but I don’t want to be thinking about it all the time.
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
One of the first auditions I had in New York was for a commercial where I had to go in and audition to be a snake charmer… It was either some bank commercial or something where they wanted a guy charming a snake… I remember they wanted to know if I actually knew how to snake charm.
I knew quite a lot about politics before I went to Parliament.
Hollywood never knew there was a Vietnam War until they made the movie.
I grew up under a dictatorship. I knew what it meant for people to not have the ability to freely express themselves.
In 1989-90 I became one of the group known as the Jordanaires, a.k.a. the Bulls. From the day I arrived in Chicago, I knew what everyone else on the team did: Michael Jordan was a phenomenal talent.
When I first arrived in the country, I really didn’t speak much of the language. I knew two words coming here, and they were ‘Hello’ and ‘Shut up.’
In the ring, I never really knew fear.
Our Founding Fathers knew that without Second Amendment freedom, all of our freedoms could be in jeopardy.
Ant was the only person who knew I was going to propose.
Right before I jumped out of a plane, I knew what Superman felt like.
You see, I was told stories, we were all told stories as kids in Nigeria. We had to tell stories that would keep one another interested, and you weren’t allowed to tell stories that everybody else knew. You had to dream up new ones.
My mom knew Salman sir, as they grew up together in Bandra. He would often tell my mother Genievev Advani how one day he would be a star. They have been friends for the longest time and would go cycling together.
Music can describe emotions far more accurately than words ever can. As soon as I realised that, I knew music was where I wanted to be.
As far as I knew white women were never lonely, except in books. White men adored them, Black men desired them and Black women worked for them.
I think there’s probably a perception that I did try to mislead people, that I tried to not be forthright about everything I knew about Zach Smith, Courtney Smith situation, which was not the case at all.
As a model, only a limited number of people knew about me.
I lived in constant terror of being asked a question in class. Even if I knew the answer, I was never able to tell it before the class.
I learned how to pass when I was real young. That’s one thing I always knew how to do was find the open man.
I think the Founding Fathers probably knew what they were doing in setting up the government to have a healthy tension between the executive branch and the legislative branch.
Some men are all right in their place if they only knew the right places.
I always knew who I was, and I always ran from my true purpose… I know what my job is. And I always ran from it.
The first time I was onstage, I felt like the audience was breathing with me. I don’t know if I was good or not; I just knew I was having a ball, and for the first time, I felt I belonged somewhere.
Already when I was very young, I was a fabulador. I loved to give my own version of stories that everybody already knew.
I was telling people like ‘My Dawg’ gon’ be the song that get me out there. I knew it.
I honestly felt no envy or resentment, only astonishment at how much of a world there was out there and how much of it others already knew. The agenda for self-cultivation that had been set for my classmates by their teachers and parents was something I’d have to develop for myself.
It took me 13 months just to prepare for ‘M.S. Dhoni’… I started by watching every single video I could find of his, repeatedly. After three months, people who met me started saying that they could see similarities, and I knew I was on the right path.
I was overlooked long before anyone knew who I was.
I always knew I wanted to be a chef.
I always knew I was a star And now, the rest of the world seems to agree with me.
I knew I had to show everybody that I could excel at something. But I didn’t know what.
I was meant to make music in my soul way younger than I did. I was just scared because I knew it would take more of me than anything else. But I was all into facing my fears.
’24 Hour Party People’ was a comedy, and I knew that from the beginning.
Those who knew Lincoln described him as an extraordinarily funny man. Humor was an essential aspect of his temperament. He laughed, he explained, so he did not weep.
My own grandmother went to great lengths to make sure I knew simple things like how and when to open the door for a lady. And the best thing my mama taught me was to pray.
I always knew I wanted to play golf and go to college. I try hard to be a positive role model, especially on the golf course. I try to carry myself well, and don’t do anything outrageous. I try to play the game like a gentleman and give everyone respect. That’s how the game should be played.
I didn’t have life that good coming up. I wasn’t born with a lot of money. We weren’t dirt poor, but we weren’t rich. All I knew was struggle.