Love for Music Quotes Latest 2020 Collection [Part 2]

About myself I have no great illusions. I know what I am. I know what I’m good at. I know what I ain’t. I’m always hoping to surprise myself. But I do have a love of music and I do love to communicate it, and that’s the best I can do, really. And I can raise a good family, too.

Keith Richards

I’m a weird dichotomy of nerd, sports fan, and musical theater, so I’d love to do a superhero musical on Broadway. But all the good superheroes are claimed.

Taran Killam

I just fell in love with his music. I thought Yanni was Japanese. I didn’t have any idea what a Yanni was. I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.

Linda Evans

I’ve always loved New Orleans music. I always loved it when the Neville Brothers opened up for the Grateful Dead and the Dirty Dozen and all that.

Bill Kreutzmann

It is not that I don’t like contemporary country music because I do. I love it. I have recorded a lot and have had great success recording records that have not been very traditional country records.

Vince Gill

From an early age, I was infatuated with music. I always loved it and was always dancing or playing something.

Tyler Farr

People love gospel music. It’s calming. It’s soothing. It gets right to the point of whatever you’re dealing with.

Yolanda Adams

My advice to young people wanting to make music and to be in this industry is to really spend your time making music. Make so much music you have no friends. Make music. Figure out what it is you love, and… because if you’re making cool art, then everything else will fall into line.

Lorde

While I love musical theater, it wasn’t the right fit for me. It’s so competitive, and I was at such a disadvantage, having started performing when I was 17.

Jack Falahee

The biggest compliments I’ve heard about ‘That Metal Show’ are the ones from people that say that they don’t even listen to this kind of music, but, ‘We love watching the show.’

Eddie Trunk

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.

Jeff Buckley

I love a lot of things, and I’m pretty much obsessive about most things I do, whether it be gardening, or architecture, or music. I’d be an obsessive hairdresser.

Gates McFadden

I think my love of music comes from my dad. I was born with an ear for music, like him, and started with the piano when I was 4 but fell in love with the drums. My dad always has music playing.

Blake Michael

I love classical music and have been playing violin since I was seven. Music helps me to express feelings in a way words often cannot.

Jane Chen

I’d like to actually work with a lot of other people, and whether it’s someone who is completely unknown who I love and think is a talent, maybe I’ll work with them, or, like, maybe I’ll work with some of the biggest pop stars and write music for them.

Flume

I get satisfaction out of making a meal for people that I love and having them enjoy it. But there’s not really anything in my life that I do that’s just for me that feeds my soul like music does.

Trisha Yearwood

Music is a talent given to me by God. A medium and a platform and a way to spread a message of righteousness… a message of love, a message of unity.

Stephen Marley

Music is always there, but if you’re asking me my first love, it’s film.

O’Shea Jackson, Jr.

Elvis Presley’s music never meant anything to me. Mambo was the music I loved – it spoke to me.

Arne Glimcher

I’ve never been passionate about just music, I’ve never seen myself going into music in that sense. My love for music has always been connected to the stories told through music, which is why I was drawn to theater and why I think ‘Glee’ is so powerful.

Grant Gustin

I have never denied my background or my culture. I have taught my child to embrace her Mexican heritage, to love my first language, Spanish, to learn about Mexican history, music, folk art, food, and even the Mexican candy I grew up with.

Salma Hayek

I’ve always been interested in music. In high school, I did a lot of musical theater, and I loved it.

Rosanna Pansino

I’m able to provide for my family and the people that I love with things that I never used to be able to. I’m getting to make music and work with amazing people. I just feel really lucky.

Rebecca Ferguson

I like Sam Smith and Taylor Swift. I love pop music, but I also like Sam Smith’s slow songs. That would be more to dance to. I think dancers like different genres of music, compared to just a regular person.

Maddie Ziegler

I’m very much into the Gypsy Kings. It’s rumba and very festive, very passionate music, rhythmic guitar, passionate singing about love from happy people.

Sofia Milos

I like writing different types of music. I like writing Christian music. I like collaborating with Christian artists. We have a Christian following. I love writing kids’ music.

John Tesh

I would really love to do a musical, I don’t know in what capacity but something funny.

Billie Piper

Willow and I definitely talked about doing a collaboration. She really loves rock music, so she wants to come on and get crazy with me on a track. Which I would love, because she has a fantastic voice.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Music – opera particularly – is a process which is endurable or successful only if it is achieved by people who love to collaborate.

Sarah Caldwell

It’s the coolest part about writing music. I don’t know how other people work, but so much is derived from some amalgamation of all these different songs that I love. That’s why they jump all over the place.

Nate Ruess

I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.

James Taylor

Music is passionate. It’s love for me.

Brandy Norwood

I love the fact that people can relate to what I’m saying, even if it’s not for the same subject I was writing about. That is the power of real music and real expression.

Corey Taylor

I loved the last album, and it was one hundred percent me. But this is like me two years later, who understands a little bit more about music and understands a little bit more about making an album. I wrote a lot more.

Jennifer Lopez

I grew up in a community of theatre, and I always loved musicals. From a young age, the first present I ever wanted was a video camera. For me it was a great outlet to be creative.

Christopher Egan

The best thing about being a DJ is making people happy. There is nothing like seeing people get up from a table to dance or the expression on their face when they hear a song they love. I also love to educate people on music they have never heard.

Chelsea Leyland

When the band begins to get a name for themselves, and the writers get assigned to bands, they’ll hit somebody who just doesn’t like that kind of music, or they love hip hop but hate guitar rock.

Kim Deal

My mom is a very religious woman. So when I began recording music, I was afraid she wouldn’t accept it. But when I played her a song, she loved it.

Leon Bridges

For me, great music doesn’t just have to fall into one category or one genre and I love appreciating all kinds of music.

Taylor Swift

When I was a kid, I used to listen to my Emerson radio late at night under the covers. I started by listening to jazz in the late 1940s and then vocal harmony groups like the Four Freshmen, the Modernaires and the Hi-Lo’s. I loved Stan Kenton’s big band – with those dark chords and musicians who could swing cool with individual sounds.

Frankie Valli

We love all kinds of music: We love pop music, we love rock music, we love R & B and country, and we just pull from all our influences. So I don’t really take offense as long as people are coming out to the shows and buying the records and becoming fans of the music. At the end of the day, the music is what’s gonna speak to you.

Charles Kelley

I love music because you can create a world through your records. I have total control over what I do and what I wear. It’s like my own world out of my imagination rather than someone giving me lines.

Jane Badler

When I was 21 or 22, I realized I was never going to be something else – I had to be a musician. I can’t commit to anything unless I love it.

Chet Faker

When I was really little, I wanted to be a taxi driver or a bus driver; I loved the fact that I could play my own music when I wanted. But I can’t imagine actually doing that now; I think I’d get bored.

Eliza Doolittle

I have always been infatuated with country music. Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories. I said that when I establish myself as an artist that can do pretty much anything I want to do in music, I’m going to make a country album.

R. Kelly

I love music, that it changes so much, but I also want to keep a bit of the country roots to make it country. I don’t want to go too far away from it, or I would do pop music.

Jana Kramer

I love music. I love going out dancing.

Carson Kressley

My parents believed in exposing each of their children to an abundance of varied activities in the hope they would find something they loved. They each had found a passion – Dad with his music and Mom with her horses – so it was natural for them to encourage experimentation.

Dorothy Hamill

I can’t help other people’s frustrations. I don’t owe people anything. If people would like to come to my concerts, I’d love them to come. And if they like the music that I make, I love that, too. But I do not make music for other people. I make it to please myself.

David Gilmour

I’m just excited that I get to put out the music I love versus music just for the sake of it.

Estelle

I love my own music.

Alicia Keys

For me, one I love the 80’s, I love 80’s music, I’m sort of a baby of the 80’s, I grew up in the 80s.

Will Estes

I read whenever possible, and I buy books all the time, sometimes online, but mostly from bookshops. I love literature. If you want to understand art, it’s important to understand what is also happening in literature, in music, in science, in architecture.

Hans-Ulrich Obrist

I’ve struggled with an identity sometimes; I don’t know what exactly I am. I love so many types of music, and I don’t want to commit to going down one road.

Brandon Flowers

Music is very powerful and can make you feel whatever it is. If you listen to gospel, you’re going to feel thankful, and you’re going to want to call up people that you hate and tell them that you love them. When you listen to sexual music, it gets you in the mood.

R. Kelly

People who love R&B will love my music, people who love rock will love my music. It’s soulful, it’s pop. It’s a sound that relates to everyone.

Jessica White

I like hearing the sort of harmonies people get into in different parts of the world. I love music that has a sense of allure to it, and exotic tunes. That’s what I’m drawn to.

Bria Skonberg

Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life.

George Strait

I became a musician because I love music, and that is what has sustained me; it’s not because I thought it was a great way to make a living. Music saved my life.

David Sanborn

Italians have always had a high savings rate. They love putting their money into their own government bonds – even more than in houses, stocks and gold. The higher rates climb, the happier they are to invest. So if austerity plans drive rates up, it’s music to Italian ears.

Kenneth Fisher

Every time I tried writing my own songs, they would come out very country. I couldn’t fight it, and the more I listened to country music, the more I loved it, and it just became very natural.

Hayley Orrantia

I love pop music. It’s not easy to write a good pop song.

John Lydon

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind. Music is love itself – it is the purest, most ethereal language of passion, showing in a thousand ways all possible changes of color and feeling; and though true in only a single instance, it yet can be understood by thousands of men – who all feel differently.

Carl Maria von Weber

This isn’t about the money. This is just for me. I love music.

Justin Timberlake

I have visualizations where I’m living in a really cool place – probably outside of town – with a really dope studio where I can record music or film things. Just have my own mini production house. That’s really the thing I’d love to end up with the most and only do gigs when I needed to and also amass a little bit of a crew around me.

Reggie Watts

I’d love to be on a TV series someday, but I believe you get the jobs that you’re meant to get. If the job that I’m meant to get is another musical or another play or film or TV show, I’m just happy to keep working.

Stark Sands

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes.

Thomas Beecham

‘Mixtape’ sounds retro! I used to make lots of mixed tapes. It was one of those ’90s things – every girl gave them to her best friend. I remember exchanging a few with a boy on a bus when I was 14. I thought he hated me, but in hindsight, maybe he was in love with me, because he gave me the best music.

Hannah Ware

I love writing songs. I love doing my radio show and talking to the fans and listening to what they have to say, but there’s a certain responsibility that comes along with being given the gift of music. I take that seriously, but at the same time I try to use it to do something that makes a difference in a positive way.

Randy Owen

I love sad songs. They say so much. I love country music but even the happy songs sound really sad.

Beth Ditto

I’m not a person who writes really abstract things with oblique references. I look at abstraction like I look at condiments. Give me some Tabasco sauce, some ketchup, some mayonnaise. I love all of that. Put it on a trumpet. I’ve just got to have the ketchup and Tabasco sauce. That’s my attitude about musical philosophy.

Wynton Marsalis

I was drawn to love songs, but I was just drawn to great music – no matter if it’s hip-hop, pop, R&B or whether it’s rock n’ roll or country. It could be a Garth Brooks song, and if it’s a smash, then I’ll love the different wordplay and different melodies. That’s what I’m a fan of – great music.

Nayvadius Cash

I was always that girl who loved music and thought of music as an escape route.

Rita Ora

In hip-hop, what you have is you have a lot of formulaic-type bands or rappers that come up. They saw something on the radio, and they want to mimic that formula. And that’s just boring. I don’t wanna record something just to make money; I want to record something to enjoy it and have fun because I’m a music lover.

Sir Mix-a-Lot

Confidence, as a teenager? Because I knew what I loved. I loved to read; I loved to listen to music; and I loved cats. Those three things. So, even though I was an only kid, I could be happy because I knew what I loved.

Haruki Murakami

I’ve always loved musical theater. It’s a bit of a family tradition.

Trey Anastasio

Music allows the great opportunity to play with people who turned you on and you love.

Herbie Mann

If people like your music, you can’t guarantee they’re going to love you.

Annie Lennox

I’m always writing. And, I mean, I always counsel people when they call me a musician: I really do not have the skills of a musician. I really don’t think like a musician, though I love music and I perform and sing.

Patti Smith

Nas always been my favorite rapper, but 50 Cent, he changed my way of thinking about music ’cause he was so detailed in his music, I knew that wasn’t lying. I never felt Tupac that way; I never felt Biggie that way. I love Nas music, but I never felt and believed like, ‘This is for real.’ ‘Cause I grew up that gangsta lifestyle.

Schoolboy Q

I love to do comedy, but music is really my heart.

Paul Shaffer

I’d always wanted to work in the studio and experiment with sounds. Things that I’m really influenced by and that I love are like The Beatles and Radiohead, and all those records by bands whose music is really involved.

Regina Spektor

I write music people enjoy playing and listening to, and I have a group that loves playing the music.

Chuck Mangione

I’ve got to hear the rhythm of the sentences; I want the music of the prose. I want to see ordinary things transformed not by the circumstances in which I see them but by the language with which they’re described. That’s what I love when I read.

Alice McDermott

I always loved rock guitar. I just never put it together that that’s what I’d end up doing. I had no aspirations to be a musician, but I picked up a guitar for two seconds and haven’t put it down since.

Slash

The common denominator is a love of music.

Natasha Bedingfield

It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing.

Ed Sheeran

After my touring life, I’d love to be more involved with charity. It gives me a lot of fulfillment, you know? I would love to get people who are into my music more active in charity work. In the future, when I have more time, I’d love to do spend more time on that.

Tiesto

I love X-Games music.

Jon Anderson

The moment artists can just do what they love to do then music will go right back to where it used to be. I mean back in the ’60s and ’70s and ’80s, that’s what it was.

Akon

Snatam Kaur is a yogini, and I find her music deeply spiritual. I feel more love and I feel more peace when I listen to her music.

John Mackey

Country music tells stories, and I’ve always loved to tell stories.

R. Kelly

People get to a certain age and success that they stop being curious. I’m still curious because I haven’t really had that success. I’ve never done a record to catch whatever the latest sound is. It’s my love of music, eclectic-ness, and the music that I heard my entire life that seeps in. That’s what you’re hearing.

Jill Sobule

After ‘Mosaic,’ I think a lot of people didn’t know what my next record was going to be. And that’s what I love. I just love doing music because I’m not going to follow the patterns and formulas of Music Row.

Ricky Skaggs

Music is my first love and the thing that I feel extremely connected to. I feel like I still have a long way to go within that in terms of being able to perform and write songs. But, yeah, I really hope ‘The Possession’ opens doors for me to do more acting, because I really enjoyed it.

Matisyahu

I always enjoyed participating in artistic endeavors, and I remember in high school participating in chorus, drama and singing madrigals, mainly because they were an easy A. I loved being in plays and musicals too, but you didn’t really get credit for those.

Roger Bart

Mainly what I learned from Buddy… was an attitude. He loved music, and he taught me that it shouldn’t have any barriers to it.

Waylon Jennings

I think it took me a while to convince Nashville that what I do is genuine and my heart’s in the right place, and I love country music.

Keith Urban

My pure love is playing music.

Jamie Cullum

If I could be a musician, I’d do it. I love singing.

Rebecca Hall

If you can show something as complicated as two people falling in love with just music and camera angles, well, just think about what you can do with football.

Steve Sabol

To re-embrace what I once loved about music has been a warming process for me, because it’s a good, earned feeling now.

Billy Corgan

I love being on the beach – it’s my favourite place. I can chill out, read, listen to music, play with my daughter.

Geri Halliwell

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

Rick Astley

When I’m doing music and I’m on the road, I love it. But once I’m home, it’s very difficult to go back out on the road.

Noel Gallagher

I love fashion. I like dressing how I feel, and my music shows how I feel – they go hand in hand. My performance style is pretty much the same as my everyday style.

Banks

Women do not like CDs of live music. We only like the original recordings. If a song sounds different from the version we fell in love with, then it’s awful.

Leslie Mann

One thing I love about Christmas music is that it has a tradition of warmth.

Zooey Deschanel

‘The Secret Garden’ was the first musical that I fell in love with when I was a kid. My mom took me to see it, and it was the first one that I owned the soundtrack to and listened to over and over again.

Allison Tolman

Don’t get me wrong: there are aspects of buying music online that I love. Instantly being able to hear a song the moment it crosses your mind? Where’s the downside? However, I do feel for those too young to remember the thrill of going record shopping.

John Niven

I enjoy listening to contemporary rock on the college stations while I’m taking long walks, love gospel and soul music, am fascinated by hip-hop and rap as the new kind of urban ‘beat’ poetry and, come to think of it, find something interesting about just any kind of music.

Oscar Hijuelos

There’s music to dance to and make love to, music to cry to. I’m starting from scratch, coming fresh. But my sound still embodies the same soulful, intricate harmonies.

El DeBarge

I’m a hybrid-genre person, which a lot of people find confusing. I grew up listening to American country music and rock n’ roll made between 1955 and 1959. The Everly Brothers and Chuck Berry were my first musical loves and are still what I am most moved by. Roy Orbison came a little bit later.

Teddy Thompson

I love Slipknot. But then I like Jao Gilberto… It’s the spirit that comes through in music.

Robert Palmer

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation – what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.

William Lyon Phelps

I love rock and opera, and I love musical theater, and I don’t want to lose any of that.

Lauren Worsham

I was really, really, really enthusiastic as a kid. I was up for anything. I was hugely into music and theatre. I was a big musical theatre kid; I loved reading.

Amanda Marshall

I would love to be in musical theater and be on Broadway. If someone were to offer me a position to do something like that, I wouldnt pass it down. Im a huge fan of musicals and I really want to do that.

Michelle Branch

In a way I spend my entire life stealing from everything – from the past, from cities I love, from where I grew up – grabbing things, taking not only from architecture but from Italy, art, writing, poetry, music.

Renzo Piano

If the king loves music, there is little wrong in the land.

Mencius

I think my style is quite grungy and punky. I love the ’90s and the music from that time, and I love punk music. I’m also a fan of mixing vintage with some high fashion, which links back to my musical taste because I tend to mix old music with newer songs.

Chelsea Leyland

A love of classical music is only partially a natural response to hearing the works performed, it also must come about by a decision to listen carefully, to pay close attention, a decision inevitably motivated by the cultural and social prestige of the art.

Charles Rosen

I don’t think I’d ever make an album of just covers because I love writing my own music.

Taylor Swift

Acting was always something I loved doing, but I didn’t know that I would pursue it professionally. I really loved doing plays at school, but I was in a rock band and ended up going to a school for music.

Jesse Johnson

No matter what I do, I can’t help but feel that I’m under a microscope. Some of it is completely silly, and some of it is meant to be hurtful. For example, a website accumulated all of my music videos to point out perceived Illuminati images. I loved that one. Of course, it was all ridiculous but funny.

Steve Aoki

I love the Country Music Hall of Fame. I don’t think it’s just a hall of fame and it’s not just a museum. It’s a schoolhouse. It’s a place where people from all across the world can come and learn about this great genre that we’re making a living out of.

Josh Turner

One thing I really love in my single, ‘Just Can’t Let You Go,’ is the beatboxing; I think it’s really cool. Also, in my music, I’m not afraid to say what I want to say. I also think it’s relatable for other girls out there.

Manika

I love that sense of change that you’d get in pop music every three minutes, every four minutes.

Danny Boyle

I love classic rock, rock and roll, that’s the top notch. I love soul – bluesy music as well.

Haley Reinhart

Music was something I was encouraged to do, which I appeared to be quite good at, but it was never a passion. Writing was always my first love.

Allan Guthrie

Musical theatre is my first love.

Laura Benanti

What I loved about country music when I was a kid was the Grand Ole Opry, was ‘Hee Haw,’ was 360 degrees of entertainment.

Laura Bell Bundy

I love Sam Mendes, but I went to see ‘Spectre’ with my kid, and the opening scene of the Dia de Muertos party, with this kind of tropical music, in downtown Mexico City, with all these people dancing like it’s the Rio de Janeiro carnival… I had to laugh.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I would love to do a musical. I would love that. I would have to find the right book, the right story, but some day I’m going to make one. I would really like to go off and direct a musical. That’s what I would really like to do when I grow up.

Steven Spielberg

I love to leave the interpretation of my music up to the listener. It’s fun to see what they’ll say it is.

Erykah Badu

Growing up, I always wanted to be in punk bands, so I’m really enjoying the harder, heavier element. It’s always been my dream to have people moshing at my gig, kind of that really feral element of the music coming out more. I love crowd-surfing.

Florence Welch

I’m making music that I love and I want to hear. At the same time, things like making money, making crazy money – you gotta find ways to reach to everybody but uplift everybody.

Tyga

I grew up in musical theatre and love to perform on stage.

A. J. McLean

A common sense of humour and a love of music is really important, as I love all types of music. You name me any genre, and I can give you a list of artists I adore.

Adam Rodriguez

I have a whole iPod full of exceptionally bad music, truly awful stuff including a disproportionate number of one hit wonders from the early ’80s and lots of hair bands. I find it utterly impossible to love a song until I know every single word, so listening to live music or new bands is pretty much out.

Lauren Weisberger

I’m an American songbook guy, though I’ve got eclectic tastes. I really love the American songbook. I’ve taken up the ukulele, and so you can play ‘Five Foot Two’ and Hawaiian music, but you can also do some of the great tunes, like ‘You Go to My Head,’ ‘I Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry,’ ‘Taking a Chance on Love.’

Tony Danza

If I wasn’t acting, I’d try and be a footballer. I wouldn’t be a musician because I can’t write my own music. Realistically, I’d probably do something with dogs, like a vet or something. I love animals.

Jamie Blackley

My father loved poetry and music. But deep in himself he thought teaching the finest thing a person could do.

George Steiner

My two great loves are music and horses.

Betty Buckley

One of the things I love about jazz music is that intent is first and execution is second. In classical music, execution is first and intent is second, meaning that you must first learn a piece before you can truly add your interpretation to it.

Irvin Mayfield

I like challenging people. I love pop music that can just throw you off.

Kimbra

I love music.

Anwar Robinson

I’ve always loved the blues, ever since I was a kid. It has a depth to it that a lot of contemporary music doesn’t have. It has pain and suffering in it, but funny stories, too. And it is built on storytelling, which is something I really love.

Nickolas Ashford

Music I can discover a part of myself that I haven’t been able to for a long time, and acting is the opposite. I’m in love with both of them and I would never choose one over the other.

Tammin Sursok

I live in Topanga Canyon, which is like a faux-rustic enclave in Los Angeles. I love the sounds of all the critters outside – the frogs, owls, crickets, and birds. Some of the birds around here are pretty accomplished musicians. You can learn a lot from them.

Cliff Martinez

I have always loved music. My mom used to sing with my sister and I when I was younger, and I was in choirs and loved to perform, but when I was in college, I went on a study abroad to Trinidad, and while I was there, I sang backup at my first concert.

Rachel Platten

I love the company of actors, but the crazier it gets, the more I’ve come to realise how valuable my time is with my friends who work on the land or are builders or, you know, make music. Work in offices. Run shops.

Andrea Riseborough

I love to act and put on a show, but you’re playing a character all the time. For music, it’s really just me being myself.

Tinashe

Probably having fallen in love with music and movies at a young age and then first learning about writing by kind of following the path of writers like Dave Marsh and Lester Bangs and being a rock journalist.

Cameron Crowe

I love bluegrass music, I love acoustic music, and I try at the right times to push that a little bit.

Dierks Bentley

I’d love to play a musician in a film.

Marianne Faithfull

Lynyrd Skynyrd has always been a bunch of rowdy, crazy people, but we love our fans, and that’s what the music is all about: touching them. Touching them touches us.

Johnny Van Zant

I love opera, I love writing for the voice, I love telling stories with music.

Anthony Davis

I’d love to do ‘Werther.’ It’s a great opera, and the music’s so beautiful.

Stephen Costello

The type of music that I love to sing would have to be more bluesy and jazzy and more soul-like ’cause I love to belt when it comes to singing, so I guess bigger songs are what I lean more towards.

Thia Megia

I love singing. It’s who I am. When I act, I take a small part of myself and just magnify it, but when I’m singing, that’s who I am. I don’t write music, so I choose songs that I would have written.

Lainie Kazan

I haven’t traveled in Africa nearly as much as I’d like to. I’ve been there a few times, and I’d like to learn more about the various cultures in Africa. But that’s the basis point of where all of the music that I love is based upon, from Africa to Cuba to Puerto Rico to South America.

Chick Corea

I basically love classical music. I love a lot of musicians playing together and the whole culture of that, whether it’s Indian or it’s Western.

A. R. Rahman

What love is to man, music is to the arts and to mankind.

Carl Maria von Weber

I’m just lucky because my kids are grown-up – I love them, very proud of them, and we are in close contact as big-time friends, but they don’t need me that much now and I can actually enjoy this wonderful world of music.

Robert Plant

I am just glad that I can take the music to the people who want to hear it. I love my audiences. I am deeply indebted to them for giving me the chance to sing my concerts, make records, and do what I love. Whatever people call it, it is great to have a voice!

Judy Collins

I love a lot of very sentimental music, but I shouldn’t necessarily be the person who makes it.

Grimes

The way I like to think about it is, even though I started music early – I started in classical music – it wasn’t until I discovered jazz that I really fell in love with music and realized this was what I wanted to do for a living.

Miguel Zenon

It doesn’t matter if you stick the name ‘bluegrass’ on it. I think people call things bluegrass that I wouldn’t necessarily call bluegrass, but what they’re calling country music today I’m not sure that I would call country music. But I love music and I try to encourage people.

Ricky Skaggs

Music will always be a part of my life. I love music and I don’t care how many units I sell.

Alanis Morissette

In one of my songs, I say fame is nothing more than loving someone. So I’m grateful every day that there’s so many fans of people out there that love my music and feel they’re connected to me through that.

Jason Mraz

When I was eight, my mum found me humming to myself and scribbling on a scrap of paper. When she asked me what I was doing, I got shy. I was writing a Christmas song, and I had never shared my music with anyone before. Reluctantly, I sang it for her… and she loved it. Of course she did – she’s my mum.

Neil Jackson

The best part of touring is the opportunity to make the music. You get to do what you love and have the ability to go out on stage every night and create.

Matisyahu

I love all kinds of music. My dad’s from London, so he loves David Bowie, the Stones, The Clash. I grew up with that influence while loving poetry and loving all kinds of current music.

Adam Hicks

I love ‘Guitar Hero’ because I love music, but I have no musical ability whatsoever. So I love a game that makes you feel like you’re a rock star.

Marisa Miller

I love Philip Glass’ work, not only as a film composer but also as a musician. The film score work that he does always amazes and shocks me.

Park Chan-wook

I can tell you what I really love: when I run into people on the street that tell me they have connected with my music.

Solange Knowles

My whole life and my whole career, even through my music, I tell people: let’s unify; let’s show more love.

DJ Khaled

Recording a song for a film doesn’t take much time; it’s hardly an hour’s job, but concerts are constant, and so is travelling, so I’ve to take time out to work on my albums because I’m passionate about creating my own music. When you love something dearly, you set your priorities accordingly.

Kailash Kher

I’m a Muslim. I don’t try to hide it. I’m also a girl who loves music.

Yuna

I like a lot of metal music. So that’s really what I listen to a lot. Or I listen to a lot of kind of off the cuff, like I love artists like Santigold, or Gold Frapp. Yeah. Pelican. Yeah.

Jada Pinkett Smith

YouTube has changed my life in a huge way. I mean, I wouldn’t be able to pursue music and do what I love each day if it wasn’t for the YouTube platform and for the people who watch my videos and share them.

Megan Nicole

I wanted to bring back that big, ballad type of music that we used to love so much. Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, when they first came out, that’s what I grew up singing.

LaToya London

You have to embrace the people that love you because you’re making a difference in people’s lives, and you’re making them feel something with your music. That, I think, is the biggest key: to stay grounded and focused and stay true to who you are as a person.

Caleb Johnson

I like and I love everything that has to do with cinema: writing, directing, editing, creating music, and even acting.

Werner Herzog

I’ve always gravitated towards the beats, obviously. And when I was growing up, I always loved funk music or even – dare I say it – disco.

Tommy Lee

I transitioned into theater and acting when I was about 9, community theater and musicals, being, like, chorus-kid-number-78 or whatever. But I just loved it. As a kid you just crave attention, and early on I just felt it was so cool and fun to play around and have people clap for me. But eventually I grew up and fell deeper into it.

Tatiana Maslany

What’s scummy about the music industry is that everybody loves you when you’re dead.

Nikki Sixx

The British may not know much about music, but they certainly loves the noise it makes.

Richard Baker

Because of the Thames I have always loved inland waterways – water in general, water sounds – there’s music in water. Brooks babbling, fountains splashing. Weirs, waterfalls; tumbling, gushing.

Julie Andrews

I would rather be on stage playing to 25 people with a band I love and the music I love than learning dance moves I don’t want to do for 25,000 people.

Drake Bell

I was very sure I did not want to be the stereotype of what Indian people are seen as, which is Bollywood and henna. That’s all great! It’s what we are, and I love it. I love saris; I love music. I love henna; I love dancing, but that’s not all we are.

Priyanka Chopra

When I was in Utah there, first learning the kind of music I love, my favorite singer was T. Texas Tyler. So my friend, Norman Ritchie, the traveling teenage sage, started calling me U. Utah Phillips.

Utah Phillips

I love a mix of kickboxing, gym, yoga, Pilates, horse riding, and dancing. I also do skinny rappelling, which is a quick cardio workout with music and lighting, so it’s fun.

Amy Jackson

I loved music from earliest childhood – from as long as I can remember.

Terry Teachout

I don’t remember ever not singing. My mother loved music, and she taught me songs, country music, spirituals. I would sing for people and pass the hat when I was 4.

Florence Henderson

I’m addicted to laughing. I go to see a lot of comedy shows. I’m addicted to playing really loud and obnoxious rock music in my car. I’m addicted to beautiful clothes and shoes. I just love gorgeous stuff and work hard to acquire pretty things, shiny things. I’m addicted to shiny things!

Nadia Giosia

Roc Nation is such an incredible, unique team, especially in the music industry. Everyone genuinely loves and cares about each other.

Rita Ora

I am a massive fan of early electronica like Steve Reich, Pat Metheny and Thomas Dolby. I used to be a big raver, too, so anything dance. I love ambient music like Tunng. I love acoustic and classical, too.

Kate Fleetwood

It is as absurd to say that a man can’t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

Honore de Balzac

I love being in public places, but I can’t stand long, drawn-out music festivals.

Lamorne Morris

I love oldies just kind of sweet, slinky, Fifties music. The slow stuff. And Billie Holiday.

Nastassja Kinski

The best part of making music, for me, is collaborating and working with new people and fresh sounds and all those things that gets people excited to continue in this business that we all love so much.

Mariah Carey

I love country music, blues, and punk, and one day I might make those kinds of records.

Kesha

I love what I do: there is no pressure. The music doesn’t like pressure.

Burning Spear

I love music and I enjoy creating sounds. I got into making music when I was a child, starting with the spoons and the koto before moving onto the piano.

Tobe Hooper

I was a pop freak. I love music. Of course, I knew soul because I grew up in it. Writing it and everything. I love soul. But I love a tune that has some meat in it. Something I could hang my hat on. Because music is universal. Therefore, I felt no boundaries.

Isaac Hayes

I listen to music mostly in the evening. I’ve come to love what is called world music, like the Zimbabwean Oliver Mtukudzi and the Colombian singer Marta Gomez. I also love the Irish folk singer Mary Black. Other favorites include Chet Baker, Eva Cassidy, and Billie Holiday.

Jeannette Walls

There is a big difference between No. 1 and No. 2. I don’t care who wrote it. I’d love to one day have a No. 1 that I wrote, but if that ain’t in the cards, whatever. My job is right now is to make the best music I can and try to get it to the people, whether it be something that I wrote or not. It’s my job to be the best I can for the fans.

Randy Houser

Every musician, their goal in life is to play music that people love, and I’ve accomplished my goal. I was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and left that chapter of my life and those people in the past. Good and bad, I’ve loved and am thankful for that chapter.

Steven Adler

I’ve loved Michael Jackson, his music, his music videos.

Ashley Tisdale

I was naive in that I thought I could just sing and perform and do what I had always wanted to do all my life. But I wasn’t ready for all the added dramas that came along. There were times I fell out of love with music and thought about walking away. I thought I was happier when I was that girl at home in my bedroom singing into my hairbrush.

Rebecca Ferguson

I want people to say about me, ‘I know he’s making music because he loves it.’

Hunter Hayes

I wish I had come along when the studios were making those big musical pictures. It would be great to do re-makes of some of the old ones like ‘Porgy and Bess’ or ‘Showboat.’ I’d love to do ’em.

Vanity

I’m hoping to do more with my music. I did the stage musical ‘Spring Awakening’ recently and it reignited the love I have for singing.

Janel Parrish

I would love to sing. I would love to do a musical, but I wouldn’t say that that singing is my strong suit.

Channing Tatum

I love making music, I love composing on my computer, just making crazy ethnic slack orchestral tracks, that’s one of my fun things.

Casey Abrams

I love playing video games. I love listening to music. Just surfing the web. Facebook, Twitter, keeping in touch with people from home.

Trey Burke

I completely love music. I used to be the music critic at ‘The Improper Bostonian.’ It’s just something I’ve always loved very deeply.

Matthew Tobin Anderson

I love people, and I love to be with people and to make music with people, but my natural state is to revert back to being by myself in my house, which is cool because that’s where I practice and write and listen and study.

Esperanza Spalding

I could name a few songs and say exactly what summer they came out and what boy I thought I was in love with when I was fourteen years old, but I think that music used to be really more a part of the culture when people went out dancing in a different way than they do now.

Ann Beattie

I love music, singing, and playing piano (though I’m not very good). And I adore musical theater.

Aprilynne Pike

I’m a lover of all sorts of music, which makes me a chameleon when it comes to performing anything, whether it’s opera or whatever. As long as it’s good and it feels good, I’m going to cling to it.

R. Kelly

I’ve always loved music, but I never really played anything. After ‘Walk the Line’ and learning to play guitar, and having that sense of performing, I think that certainly opened the door for me, for music.

Joaquin Phoenix

I’ve programmed myself musically to come up with love-feeling tracks that are romantic, sexy, but classy, all in one. And that’s the challenge. Once I create that music, then the lyrical content starts to come – you know, the stories and things like that.

R. Kelly

They say the music you listen to in your formative years stays with you and leaves an impression for the rest of your life. For me, the things that I fell in love with happened in the ’70s, when artists were nurtured by record companies and it wasn’t about singles.

Nikki Sixx

When I was about 6, my cousin was very active in a Filipino repertory company, doing musicals and plays. Her aunt was one of the founders of the company, and she told my mom that there were these auditions for ‘The King and I,’ and that they needed kids. I auditioned, got in and the love affair started from there and just kept going.

Lea Salonga

I’m a huge Cure fan. I love the Cure. The scales being tipped to when they weren’t on a major label compared to when they were seems pretty meaningless. I had the good fortune of having them go before me and seeing their careers, musically at least, lose something. Like a novel written by a dead hand.

Isaac Brock

I am musical and I enjoy theatre, but I never wanted to just do theatre. I always wanted to go into film. I love film. I loved growing up in the theatre, but I always wanted to do film all along. But, I still pursue music separately.

Sabrina Lloyd

When I started DJ’ing, it was no big thing. There was no money in DJ’ing, and you did it purely for the love of playing music.

Paul Oakenfold

I love some electronic music. I’m not a big fan of dubstep, but there is so much good electronic music out there.

Chino Moreno

Music is love in search of a word.

Sidney Lanier

A love song must respect the canons of music beauty, entering the fibers of those who are listening. It must make them dream and pleasantly introduce them to the universe of love.

Andrea Bocelli

I love musicals, but I find it’s just so deadening. You know, 30 takes, you do a little piece here and a little piece there. There’s hours and hours of waiting. And to me, that’s as far away from real performance as you can get.

Dick Van Dyke

I love country music, always have and always will.

Casey James

I’m a real genre jumper, but all good music belongs to the same family. I love Dave Sitek, a producer I’ve been working with a lot since I moved to L.A. He will change the game.

Erik Hassle

I was a big fan of Aaliyah’s. Growing up, my mom was a big fan of her music. When I grew to have my own taste in music, I really loved ‘One In A Million.’ That was my jam.

Alexandra Shipp

I write music because I love it. Sometimes more than anything in the world.

Ansel Elgort

Music is my life. I love doing it, so I just do it nonstop all day. And with dancing, I wanted to put on a show for people. I don’t want to just be sitting there doing nothing, so that’s when I started to dance.

Austin Mahone

I read a lot of poetry, and I love what it does with language. I love music, too, and I think there’s probably no coincidence there, that the rhythm of the words is almost as important as the words themselves, and when you can get the two working together, which usually takes me about 20 goes, I feel a huge satisfaction.

Kate Grenville

I love music; it’s my passion.

Ja Rule

I love writing plays because they are living, fluid things that are energised by the producer, designers, musicians, actors and audience.

Berlie Doherty

I like ‘Glee’ because I love all the singing. It’s like an hour-long music video. Those kids are so talented, and I love ‘The Glee Project’.

Heather Dubrow

Miley Cyrus, like all of us, needs to be loved. We all come from complicated parents… I understand her, and I love her, and I think things will be different with her. But you know, in the music business, sometimes you have to shock a little.

Richard Simmons

‘Love Letter’ is a concept album, and whenever I do a concept album – and I love doing concept albums more than any other kind of album – it allows me to get dressed, in a way, musically.

R. Kelly

Sir Kenneth MacMillan’s version of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is my favorite full-length ballet, Sergei Prokofiev’s breathtaking score a favorite composition of music. As a student of martial arts, I loved drawing my sword in defense of my Capulet kin.

Sascha Radetsky

I’ve always loved music, very simply, as a vehicle to express myself and that hasn’t changed.

David Coverdale

The average music-lover hears only the production under prevailing conditions.

John Philip Sousa

Walter Cronkite was the last newsman everyone trusted in the same way that the Beatles were the last music everyone loved and Marilyn was the last star everyone concurred was worthy of the word.

Steve Erickson

I still love it. I love lots of other music, too, and always have, but punk’s the soundtrack of my youth. I think you never escape the music you’re listening to and seeing when you’re seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old.

Elizabeth Hand

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I would love to put out music that was just stunning or soul-baring or whatever. But I don’t think I have the voice for it.

Wes Borland

My musician friends could always practice what they loved doing, but I can’t go on a street corner and start reciting a monologue. Acting is very collaborative, and you always need other people with you – mainly an audience.

Julia Stiles

A lot of the way I sing is playing off other musicians. It’s what I love to do the most.

Gloria Estefan

I also have a big love of classical music played on piano because this is the environment I grew up in my brother being one of the great masters in this world.

Suzi Quatro

The way I see it, if people truly love my music, they will support me in some way down the road.

Talib Kweli

I think music is a big, big wide world, and I am voyager on this particular ship in this sea of wild music, and I’m gonna dive in and find as many fish as I can and catch them all. I love music.

Phil Anselmo

I think I knew I was going to be a musician for the rest of my life kind of early. When I was in third grade, I was playing in a talent show, and my dad wrote a two- or three-minute boogie-woogie piece. I played it, everybody loved it, and I was like, ‘Wow, this is great.’

Gerald Clayton

Every demo I do has a mandolin or resonator on it – some element of the bluegrass or classic country world that I grew up listening to and that first drew me in. And then I always try to find somewhere for a bluesy guitar sound, because that’s also what I love. Musically, I’m always finding my way home.

Hunter Hayes

I love to play. And fortunately, I don’t know a lot of musicians that suck. I know a bunch of really good ones, and they’re always up for playing.

Dave Grohl

One thing I always loved about hip-hop music was the raw, boom-bap element – it felt powerful and manly.

Common

I just remember falling in love with the old Chris Brown music, where it was, like, that real R&B, and I love the radio smashes he’s put out since then, but I go back to his older music for that R&B.

Kehlani

I loved pop music as a little kid. Things like the Black Eyed Peas. If it had a catchy chorus, I was into it.

James Bay

I love that I can play around with all types of music.

R. Kelly

I had found English audiences highly satisfactory. They are the best listeners in the world. Perhaps the music-lovers of some of our larger cities equal the English, but I do not believe they can be surpassed in that respect.

John Philip Sousa

Everything I do is a reflection of the duality within me. Musically, I really love things that are very synthetic and unnatural. And I also like the organic and human… the intrinsic, I guess.

Zola Jesus

To play your music in front of the fans that love it, it’s like the best feeling in the world.

Big Boi

My favorite all-time artist… I would say, I think that must be Sigur Ros, I love that band. It’s like going to the stars for me. When I put the music from Jonsi or Sigur Ros on, it’s so relaxing, it’s warm and it never gets boring to listen to, you always hear new things. Yeah, that must be my favorite band.

Tiesto

My process is walking down to the locker room, laying everything out to how I like it. I’m very particular about setting up my bags and my dressing situation. I love to pull out that portable speaker and blare music even if nobody else likes it. To me, its just keeping everything the same every single night.

Roman Reigns

My parents loved music, and my father would come home with cassette tapes of Chic and the Village People and Barbra Streisand. We had all these sounds always going. We never had somber music – always upbeat.

Marjorie Gubelmann

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.

Lenny Kravitz

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape; that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.

Eminem

I had a friend write me that our music was being played at Gay Pride in New York, which is a big compliment. In the biggest city in the country with the most culture and the most grit – I love it.

Jennifer Nettles

Listen to your inner-voice: Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people. Fall in love with your art and find yourself. Music is the great communicator.

Glenn Hughes

There was so much great music around in the ’60s, stuff like The Small Faces, but I also love The Jam.

Iwan Rheon

One of the things that I loved about listening to Miles Davis is that Miles always had an instinct for which musicians were great for what situations. He could always pick a band, and that was the thing that separated him from everybody else.

Branford Marsalis

For me, if the music is good, whether the artist is famous or unknown, I love being part of the music and contributing what I can to the bass end.

Tony Levin

I love that way dance music can put you in a trance.

Chet Faker

As I grew up, I was interested in other areas, too, especially literature. It became a major love of mine. Later, it became a difficult choice for me as to whether to major in music or literature. It wasn’t until my 30s that I began a profession in music.

Tom Glazer

I love all music. Right now I am loving Josh Grobin and Kelly Clarkson.

Kaley Cuoco

I’d love to see a Nirvana biopic. I loved them when I was younger. I really like jazz music, so I’d like to see a Billie Holiday biopic – she was a fascinating woman.

Antonia Thomas

If I’m going on any trip, driving music is key. Road Hammers is good driving music. I don’t mind listening to my own stuff. You record it for a certain reason. You fall in a love with a certain song at a certain time and how you record it is a labour of love. You better love it.

Jason McCoy

The Sound of Music was just such an honour to be in, because it was a movie that appeals to so many people, and they just loved it so much and they still love it to this day.

Angela Cartwright

It just tends to be that the grass is always greener. If I’m doing a movie, I suddenly think, ‘Oh God, I wish I could just get a play script I could get my teeth into.’ If I’m doing eight shows a week in a West End musical, I think, ‘God, how lovely it would be to be in a TV series right now.’

Douglas Hodge

I don’t feel guilty about the music I love. If you feel guilty about something you dig, then you should stop feeling guilty about it. One of my favorite albums to this day is the 10th anniversary ensemble cast of ‘Les Miserables,’ the ultimate cast recording, and it is still something I love listening to top to bottom.

Corey Taylor

I’ve always listened to and loved country music ever since I was a kid.

Laura Bell Bundy

I love ’50s music, all that stuff from the ’50s.

Steve Jones

I love Rebel Rebel in Manhattan’s West Village for vinyl, but record stores are hard to come by these days. I almost don’t even use iTunes. I mostly use music subscription services. But I’ll go into Rebel Rebel once a month or so and buy everything I love on vinyl.

Jake Shears

I’m confused that there is a lack of faith in listening to and deciding what is a great song and instead going for these formulaic, bad songs over and over again. But that’s what happened when people from beverage companies bought record labels and radio stations as opposed to people who love music owning record labels.

Patty Griffin

I’m a very lucky guy. I get to write music that I love, and lo and behold, people seem to really like it. I know how fortunate I am.

Corey Taylor

When I was 17, I listened to reggae music. I loved Bob Marley. I started growing dreadlocks. It’s always been my way, that the outside matches what’s going on with me inside.

Matisyahu

I love making music. I love being involved in arranging music. It’s very natural to know what I want to hear next and come up with ideas that are variations of what might be good.

Stone Gossard

I would love to do a musical!

Eli Roth

Napster is great so long as they put out tracks on there that have been officially released. I don’t really mind people downloading my music; I also see it as a compliment. And if you are a real music lover, you want to have the original CD anyway ’cause then you feel more connected to the artist.

Tiesto

Since I was a kid, I always felt the need to share the music I love with as many people as possible, and DJing seemed like the perfect outlet.

Tiesto

My mother got me into music when I was a little kid. She used to play music, blast it, when she was cleaning the house, while I was crawling around. I just love loud music.

Pauly D

I really like the old stuff that I cut my musical teeth on, and I loved it when the industry was just like that, without really a genre. Today, country radio’s more aimed at a demographic than a genre. It just softens everything.

Gary Allan

I love Celtic music and listening to it, but I just don’t have the type of voice to sing it.

Sophie Kennedy Clark

I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of.

Alberto Juantorena

My father, a mining engineer and colliery manager, gave his brood many advantages, not least of which, for me, was his love of singing, which gave music a central place in our lives.

James Black

I couldn’t afford to go to drama school in London. Then I met with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and I fell in love with the city. It was one of the few schools that offered me a place. It didn’t do me any harm.

Tom Ellis

I love pop music, but I feel like the genre is overpopulated – there was so much bubblegum for a while, but I feel like Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are bringing good, real music back to the radio.

Jacob Whitesides

I love music, and I once thought about doing a choral scholarship, but the people put me off.

Rory Kinnear

I love Lady Gaga, Rihanna – all the pop girls like Katy Perry. I think Miley Cyrus is very talented, too. Apart from the visuals, which you may like or not like, but her music is quite good, actually. ‘Wrecking Ball’ is quite a good song, and she sang it really nicely.

Giorgio Moroder

I’d like to expand on doing what I love and venture out a bit more. I would like to play consistantly good music. Eventually someday I would like to open up a school and teach kids about music.

Bo Bice

It’s not every day you get to create a band like the Sex Pistols, and what it changed, on a musical level. I love that we’ve done something that was important.

Steve Jones

I just like the lineage and the heritage and the fact that British dance music is still progressing. I’m from London; I love London, and I wouldn’t know how else to show that love in musical terms. There’s something about British stuff that’s a bit faster, a bit harder-hitting. Just tough.

Jamie xx

I want to live with that sense with the music I make, with the art I make, with the way I love my kids, with the way I am a father and a husband and a friend and a follower of Christ, I want to live with reckless abandonment to the truth of the Gospel.

Steven Curtis Chapman

The way that I’ve always gone about making music, the rule of thumb, has just been to make what I love.

Amy Lee

I would love to have a go at a band or some form of music one day.

Landon Liboiron

I’m a big fan of certain new acts. I love any genre of music, and I think it’s really great to see that there are new artists coming through. It’s kinda funny to think that I’m like the old man on campus now. But I’m really happy for groups like One Direction. I think they’re really good guys.

Joe Jonas

With Sumthin Else Music Works, I wanted to spread the love and give newcomers a chance to make it because something that really helped me were all the people who had given me an opportunity when I was putting my career together.

Nile Rodgers

The people who I grew up making music with, we’ve all grown up and become successful in different ways. My manager supported me since I was 16 and believed in me as a musician. He’s been there since Day 1, and there’s so much to be said about doing something with people that you love.

Skrillex

Ooooh, I love Nashville! It seems like everywhere you walk, there’s great music coming out of every wall.

Imelda May

Science-fiction cities in general, I think, are so hard to get right, because it’s so easy to just play some cheesy music or do something that takes you right out of it, but ‘Blade Runner’ got it right, and I love that about the film.

Duncan Jones

One thing I’ve always loved doing is hanging out and talking music with other artists.

Nikki Sixx

And I don’t feel any form of music is beyond me in the sense of that I don’t understand it or I don’t have some love for some part of it.

Elvis Costello

Napster works because people who love music share and participate.

Shawn Fanning

When I started Dylan’s Candy Bar in 2001, I wanted it to be a place that merged my love of pop culture, fashion, art and music with candy. Since then, we have been fortunate to pioneer artistic partnerships with many legends.

Dylan Lauren

I do want to make music that people love, but I also want to make music that I love. I know I can’t please everyone with anything I do, so I don’t think too much about how other people are going to take things.

Rivers Cuomo

I love music, and I love drumlines. I like school bands a lot. There’s nothing wrong with cheerleading, but I’d rather be a band geek. It’s a little more interesting.

Jurnee Smollett

Singing really is acting. In a lot of ways, it’s much more personal. I love music, and being able to work on that is amazing.

Leighton Meester

I love country music.

Eric Close

The first music I was exposed to was Stravinsky and I loved it but I don’t remember it.

Leo Kottke

Growing up, my parents always played artists like Alanis Morissette, Aerosmith and Michael Jackson, so I just grew to love their music. And I just love so many diverse artists for different reasons; some for their instruments, some for their edge, some for their vocals.

Manika

I grew up listening to everything. I was in rock n’ roll bands and punk bands, and I loved bluegrass and country music, too. Then, when I moved to Nashville, I put out a very traditional country record because that’s just what you do. I had a bunch of very traditional country songs. Next thing you know, you’re a country singer.

Sturgill Simpson

Music had been my first love among the arts, and I was fascinated by it, as I still am.

Harry Mathews

Music was always the distraction, so it was the obvious choice to pursue. My dad always said to find a job I love to do, that way it wouldn’t feel like a job. So I did that.

Jason Mraz

Reggae is my heart since I was a kid. I love Reggae music.

Eve

I find myself listening to Talk Talk on repeat while I’m doing gardening in upstate New York. Their music is so languid, and I just love his voice.

Parker Posey

I would love to do a musical. When I did ‘Fame L.A.’ for a year – all the singing, dancing and acting – I was in heaven. I cried so much when they cancelled the show. I mean, I loved going to work and I couldn’t wait to get on the set.

Roselyn Sanchez

When my novel ‘Beach Music’ came out in 1995, I had included a couple of recipes in the book and had tried to impart some of my love of Roman cuisine and the restaurants of Rome.

Pat Conroy

I love Calle 13 – they are Puerto Rican; some songs sound like Reggaeton, but it’s not Reggaeton; it’s good urban music.

Stephanie Sigman

I love music passionately. And because I love it I try to free it from barren traditions that stifle it.

Claude Debussy

My love for American music and American movies is from an early age. I was 10 or 11 when I heard Fats Domino and Little Richard and Buddy Holly. And the movies, my dad used to take my brother and I to the movies every Friday. It was incredible: we got to see just about every movie that came out for a period of years.

Ian McLagan

I mean, there’s times to rock and roll, and I love that too. But I think my first love is acoustic music.

Graham Nash

I go to a very visual place when I’m singing. It’s very cinematic and I get this feeling of space. I love when music does that.

Dave Gahan

For me, fragrances are very – one of these beautiful art forms that bring about a whole host of things. It’s what you want to smell like, it’s memories that make you smile or are resonant of times in your life, it can remind you of music. If you’re a lover of scent, it’s a very kind of particular and evocative thing.

Chris Pine

I’ve realized that I love all forms of music and get excited when any artist goes crazy and creates something that is an experience.

Tom DeLonge

The truth is I love musical theater and always have.

Idina Menzel

I’d love to do an action film. I’d love to do a film based on a book series; I love to read the book and then go see the movie. I’d love to have a show on Disney; I love working for them. And I’m also working on getting some new music out of my own.

Katherine McNamara

It is significant that one says book lover and music lover and art lover but not record lover or CD lover or, conversely, text lover.

James Gleick

When it all started, record companies – and there were many of them, and this was a good thing – were run by people who loved records, people like Ahmet Ertegun, who ran Atlantic Records, who were record collectors. They got in it because they loved music… Now, record companies are run by lawyers and accountants.

David Crosby

When we decided to go to Cuba to perform, we did it because we just wanted to build a bridge, you know, between Cuba and the rest of the community. And we just wanted to prove that music and art need to be over all ideology or way to think life, and we just wanted to go in there and play just because of love.

Juanes

We will miss George for his sense of love, his sense of music and his sense of laughter.

Ringo Starr

I love finding out-of-the-box inspirations and blending them with what I’ve done in the past. And when I started to experiment with genres, it didn’t sound forced. Maybe that’s because it’s all music that I listened to growing up, and it’s all music that I love.

Avicii

I love… different kinds of music. I like classical music and pop music. I like alternative, and I like rap, hip-hop, and I kind of collected all these things that I love, and they infused my sensibilities, and I just wanted to sing because it felt like it needed to come out of me.

Rachel Platten

I love making music and I’m falling in love with making records, so it’s like having two girlfriends. But I can handle it.

Snoop Dogg

The only time I would like to see was the 20s and 30s in America because I love the music and the style and the optimism, I wanted to see New York being built. I wanted to see all that, you know.

Billy Connolly

I liked being in a smaller theater. I love doing shows of all sizes, but sometimes it’s nice to be in a smaller space and to strip away some of the music so that you can be a little less than larger-than-life; you can be a little more naturalistic.

Max von Essen

I made one rule for myself, and I really try to live it: Play music you love, with people you love, for people you love. If I can’t be that kind of musician, I’ll drive a cab.

Arturo O’Farrill

I’ve always loved musical films; I find them really thrilling and exciting; it was part of what made me want to be an actress, that feeling of being really transported.

Hannah Murray

I was brought up with beautiful music – Nat King Cole and Glen Miller from my dad, and my mum loved Judy Garland and Doris Day – brilliant stuff. Through my brothers and sisters I heard David Bowie and The Specials, The Carpenters, Meatloaf and The Rolling Stones.

Imelda May

One of my reasons for living in California is its close proximity to Mexico. The Latin influence is in every corner of the community. My love of Spanish music hasn’t wavered since the ’50s. I could hear the blues voicing from the Flamanco families and I always dig for inspiration in Latin music.

Eric Burdon

I’ve loved music. It was my first everything, but fashion and clothes is just the next step.

Rita Ora

I’ve spent a lifetime in love with country music.

Blake Shelton

I became a set designer for opera. I’m a great opera buff, I love classical music, and I needed a time-out.

Maurice Sendak

Well, the musicals give emphasis to love, longing, melancholy, sadness. All of that is always there.

Ismail Merchant

I’m one of those artists that doesn’t actually hate my old hits. I love Boston music. I really like ‘More than a Feeling.’ After playing it to myself in a basement for such a long time, I’m happy to do it out on stage.

Tom Scholz

After touring with David Bowie last year, I was inspired to look at what I wanted to do as an artist, and I realized I wanted to go back to the music I fell in love with when I was eight years old.

Emm Gryner

We don’t typically use music. We don’t manipulate our audience into what we think it should feel. We tell the truth. That’s ‘Southland’ Style’… and I love it!

Shawn Hatosy

Plantation gospel music was the stuff I fell in love with when I was a kid – these beautiful melodies and these hard, hard stories.

Bobby Womack

It doesn’t seem expected for us to do something like that, but I love electronic music. I spend a lot of my time listening to that and just trying to understand what makes it work – what makes it move people the way it does and why they have some of the best-selling festivals in the world.

Zac Brown

I do love dance music. I love Daft Punk. I mean, I was a child in the ’80s, so bands like the Eurythmics and just so many great ’80s bands were dance bands, but they had the whole soul thing happening, too.

Corin Tucker

But I really love music, and having a creative outlet is really the best thing you can do for yourself.

Edie Brickell

I have many musical inspirations, but I would really love to just be me. My very own artist.

Thia Megia

When I did ‘Frankenstein,’ the record company said, ‘Now you can do ‘Dracula’ and ‘Wolf Man’ and we’ll call the whole thing Monster Rock!’ and I said, ‘No, that’s not going to happen, I’m not going to do that.’ I kind of enjoy defying categorization. I love music in and of itself. I love the beauty of harmony and rhythm.

Edgar Winter

This is how many people become artists, musicians, writers, computer programmers, record-holding athletes, scientists… by spending time alone practicing what they love.

Meg Cabot

I love the intimacy of making movies. The focus is deeper and much more intense than musical theatre.

Sarah Brightman

Music is my first love, and I can’t step away from her. I love music, and I love playing and living the dream, but I also miss my family.

Dierks Bentley

I love playing instruments that I don’t know how to play or am not familiar with. I like the idea of danger and innocence that comes from it. As an artist, I feel I should be able to do something with anything I get my hands on. The music becomes minimalist because of my limited knowledge.

Gustavo Santaolalla

I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I’m not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.

Jackson Browne

I really had a great time working with ‘Modest Mouse,’ just because of the people. I loved writing songs with Isaac Brock, and Jeremiah Green is probably my favorite musician that I’ve worked with.

Johnny Marr

I’ve always loved music videos – I used to make my own for bands like Pearl Jam. My favorite directors are Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, and Patrick Daughters.

Akiva Schaffer

David Lynch is my friend, and I love his movies and his art and his music. Few things make me happier than working with him.

Moby

I feel so lucky to have lived the life that I did and to be surrounded by the people I love. I’ve got eight kids, and they’re always laughing all the time. It’s like music to my ears. I think that my frame of mind these days is probably happier than I’ve ever been, which is kind of odd, coming close to the finish line.

Kris Kristofferson

Super casual music listeners. That’s most of the people in the world. And you have to understand, that’s why Top 40 radio exists. It’s not there for people who seek out music and who love music.

Michael Stipe

I was excited to get the opportunity to sing something in a movie ’cause I love musicals and I would love to be able to do more movie musicals, in the future.

Kate Mara

I really do love Diana Ross; I grew up listening to her records. I grew up in a little town in Mexico, so while we got the music, we never got the experience of watching her.

Salma Hayek

I found I loved musicals as much or more than the pure dance world. I also think I became tired of dancing for other dancers.

Patricia Birch

I love a lot of music that’s considered folk music, but I also love a lot of music that’s considered punk or considered rap. I don’t mind being called a folk singer. But it seems a bit limiting. I want to be able to write whatever kind of song I want.

Langhorne Slim

Obviously you have to have rhythm. If you have rhythm, then you can play anything you need. If you have rhythm and you love music, then play and play and play until you get to where you want to get. If you can pay the rent, great. If you can’t, then you’d better be having fun.

Eddie Van Halen

I fell in love with playing the trumpet because of what we call ‘hot jazz’ of the 1920s and 1930s, music that has a higher energy to it.

Bria Skonberg

Of emotions, of love, of breakup, of love and hate and death and dying, mama, apple pie, and the whole thing. It covers a lot of territory, country music does.

Johnny Cash

I loved music since the Seth Ward Baptist Church outside of Plainview.

Jimmy Dean

I have a love of baseball and a love of music.

Jason Aldean

I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don’t think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn’t put it out in the world!

Katherine Jenkins

The audience, they’re not professionals. They just love music. It isn’t necessary to play over their heads to be admired.

Les Paul

I love grooves and dance music, but I like the feeling behind songs too.

Michael Kiwanuka

That was my first love growing up – classical orchestral music, especially Impressionism.

Butch Trucks

I love jazz music and sad music. I’m a sentimental guy. I’m a romantic guy.

Fred Durst

I like country music. I’m not going to lie. I’m from the South, and I grew up on it. My dad was a country singer-songwriter, so it’s in my blood, and I love it.

Kim Dickens

I’d love to do a live album, like a little bit old school but still progressive, influenced maybe by more electronic music. I like everything, but I don’t know anything about music. So it comes in to a lot of different ingredients. I love hip hop.

Erik Hassle

I write about love, but it’s me wanting to be in love. I’ve never been in love. I love my mom, my dad. I want to be in love. I think I have to allow myself to get there. I’m just so in love with music. It’s weird. I’m at a crossroads because I want to be in love.

Charlie Puth

In the ballet studio, it was such an organized and disciplined environment, like I’d never had in my life. Seeing myself in the mirror, surrounded by the classical music, that’s when I started to fall in love with dance.

Misty Copeland

I still love music – that’s never gonna go away.

Nick Rhodes

I don’t live in this soul music bubble. I love Young Thug, Drake, Kendrick Lamar. I even heard that Kendrick was a fan of my music. Hopefully there’s a door open for us to do music together. He’s one of my favorite artists. I love Jazmine Sullivan, Lianne la Havas, Usher, Ginuwine. It goes further than classic soul.

Leon Bridges

I’m not in it for the money. I like music. I love to write music. I can’t imagine myself not playing or singing or writing. It would just drive me crazy if I didn’t.

Paul Simon

I always loved the look of musicians. I’ve always admired them because they have a look – when I was growing up, it seemed that the ones I liked didn’t need to have a stylist.

Frida Giannini

Sour Patch, Swedish Fish. I love candy, man. I can’t go without candy. And when I’m recording, I always have a TV on with cartoons – on mute, though. When I’m recording, I like to look at the TV now and then and see some crazy, wacky stuff. When you’re thinking creative, it just keeps you creative. Everybody got their way of making music.

Tyga

I love music, of course, and many, many, many genres. There are hardly any songs I would say that I hate. There’s a couple, and I don’t even know exactly why I don’t like them.

David Lynch

Country music is about new love and it’s about old love.

Jeff Foxworthy

I love music, and a lot of it. Jazz is probably on the top with guys like Miles Davis. But I even enjoy music from the ’60s and ’70s.

Donovan Bailey

I’d love to do movies and be on TV. But I think if I transitioned into TV/film completely, I would really miss singing and dancing. It would be ideal to be cast in a movie musical!

Laura Osnes

I love music and musicians. And seeing great artists dropped from labels was really frustrating and sad to me.

Rosanna Arquette

I have a love-hate relationship with the Grammys because I don’t see the music world as a competitive sport.

James Taylor

Music is my first love.

Jacob Latimore

I’ve always loved hip-hop, since I was a kid, that’s the music that I loved. I think everyone of our generation kind of fantasized about hip-hop in some ways.

Joaquin Phoenix

The 1960s were big for folk music, and the Kingston Trio led the way. They were the ones who started it all. The music was fresh and alive. College kids loved it and their parents did, too.

George Grove

But I love to write music. What I would love to do is give some of the songs I write to someone like Taylor Swift because I feel like she could sing them.

Keegan Allen

I love music. I still play cello a few times a week.

Olivia Culpo

I love music, and can dance on the desi beats. Punjabi music is my favourite. I listen to artists like Honey Singh. I love his music. I also love watching Bollywood films.

Vijender Singh

I definitely knew I wanted to be an actor in high school. I was doing plays and musicals, and I loved ‘Saturday Night Live’ and thought that was what I wanted to do – funny sketches and comedies. So I knew then, but I didn’t know how to go about it, but I found my way.

Jerry Trainor

After filming, I can’t wait to shake off all that ’50s primness. I’ll go out to a gig and dance ridiculously. I love to lose myself in music. Just letting go – it’s dead important.

Jessica Raine

I feel like music and acting are so much my love, and they’re so much equal in my eyes. I couldn’t really choose between the two.

Aly Michalka

I was chomping at the bit to get my career started – so after I took all the theater courses at Brooklyn College I enrolled in a two year program at AMDA in the city (The American Musical Dramatic Academy) I was there for 6 months and loved it.

Didi Conn

I love music and I love to dance.

Jami Gertz

We all feel love, and that might sound kind of corny, but I really feel that’s what joins musicians together around the world.

Enrique Iglesias

When I was 14, I came very close to becoming a gay teen suicide ‘statistic,’ but I then turned to music, my piano, my loved ones, and discovered that it does in fact get better.

Blake McIver Ewing

I love the history of popular music. I love to know what people are listening to, even if I don’t like it.

Tim Rice

I’m a fan of creating the mood and vibe with flowers, candles, and music. I love making my guests feel like it’s not formal and they can relax in my home.

Karen Elson

I love being a part of country music. I love going out and… doing things for the first time for country music. I always enjoy that.

Garth Brooks

It’s something he used to say when he was happy. It could be a very, very simple day. We might be sitting out on the front lawn. Dad loved classical music and we might be listening to some Stravinsky or something and having some tea and eggs. And he’d say, ‘Oh, good stuff, isn’t it?’

Jennifer Grant

I’m very flower-like. I love classical music. I go to ballet and I cry. There’s nothing so beautiful.

Michael Gambon

I think people who just know me from my band think I don’t like pop music. The truth is I love pop music.

Pete Wentz

I love to play music. So why endanger that with something like drugs?

Dave Grohl

I like Honey Singh. I love the music that he does.

Armaan Malik

Usually, I’ll just sit down at a piano or with a guitar, and I’ll just be relaxed and playing music. Because that’s what relaxes your subconscious. That’s why everyone from animals to humans love music.

Cat Power

I come to New Orleans so often that, one day soon, someone’s going to declare me a native. I love the food. I love the music. I serve on the board of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Soledad O’Brien

If music be the food of love, play on.

William Shakespeare

I always felt a love for music, but I never got my nerve up enough to try a musical instrument in school.

Don Cornelius

Well, I love Bob Dylan, let’s make that clear. He’s one of my musical heroes.

Tim Heidecker

I love having music just to chill to and also to rev me up a bit.

Alexander Hanson

I am a musician who also does love to explore the world in many ways, so my approaching with my songs, videos, and haikus is: ‘Make It Real.’

Flula Borg

The music I love listening to is more of the Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, Dido, Jewel, Nora Jones, Joss Stone, a bit more of that organic live-instrumentation feel.

Tammin Sursok

I love ’80s rock music. I was fascinated with Stevie Nicks when I was growing up.

Bresha Webb

I am a muso, and I love doing it. I assumed that would be my career for a long time. I always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t think that anyone could actually be that full-time, so I always go back to conducting and arranging and playing. If you scratch me, I’m a musician.

Jason Robert Brown

I’ve always loved projects where I can combine acting and music.

Natalia Tena

I think it’s important for people who love music to retain physical CDs or even vinyl, because it sounds so great and so much warmer than music over the internet.

Norah Jones

I just love music in general. I’ve been a fan of all different kinds of music since I can remember.

Ray Stevens

I really admire David Guetta; he’s an unbelievable DJ and I love his style, his music and everything like that. So I look up to him.

Pauly D

Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that’s why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can’t share.

Agnes Obel

I’m a very impatient person. I love dancing, I love music, and I love eating life.

Natalia Tena

All the music I loved as a child, people thought it was junk. People were unaware of the subtext in so many of those records, but if you were a kid, you were just completely tuned in, even though you didn’t always say – you wouldn’t dare say it was beautiful.

Bruce Springsteen

I don’t like to use the word ‘fans;’ I call them ‘Dick Dale music lovers.’

Dick Dale

‘West Side Story’ I used to watch all the time – I don’t know why. Well, I do – it’s a great movie. I love the music in it. I love the actors.

Charlie Rowe

I love classical music. Yes, I was in a conservatory when I was younger and played guitar and all that stuff, so I also love rock.

Matt Schulze

I loved the guitar, and I had all of this music in my head. My passion for the guitar and the ideas for what I could create musically were equal. So that’s where I was.

Steve Vai

I like doing music. I like singing. I love all music. Music kind of goes hand in hand with acting anyway.

Jeremy Shada

I love dogs. I think dogs are way smarter. Maybe I can be the dog spokesman for the rock world. There are a lot of cat people making rock music.

King Tuff

I love Aerosmith. I love Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, anything from that era, Led Zeppelin. So my guitar style is very much like Slash or Jimmy Page. I love playing that kind of music. It’s where my heart’s at.

Billy Unger

I love doing concert music.

Les Baxter

I grew up on hip-hop. I grew up on Run-D.M.C., Whodini, LL when I was in college, so I’m more of a music fan. I probably have the most eclectic collection of music in my Grand Cherokee. Literally, in a span of a week, I’ll go from 2Pac to Boyz II Men to Sister Hazel, right down to West Side Story or the Wiz. I love show tunes.

Stuart Scott

If you really love music, people can tell if you love music. You have to just stick with it.

Raphael Saadiq

I have such an eclectic taste in music. Come to a backyard BBQ at my house, and I will run the gamut from Skynyrd to Sinatra to ’90s grunge, rap, R&B, and classic rock. I have issues. If I had to pick one, I love this country artist named Craig Morgan. His music and his songs are so relatable and tell such vivid stories.

Mike Vogel

I love house music. I love all music.

Concha Buika

Lovers of painting and lovers of music are people who openly display their preference like a delectable ailment that isolates them and makes them proud.

Maurice Blanchot

Country music is important to me, and I love it, but it’s not my whole life… I like to be outdoors, I like to hunt, I like to fish, I like to play golf.

George Strait

I’ve always loved the songs of the sea. I was first introduced to them back in 1957, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. I used to go to Pete Seeger concerts, and he would do songs like ‘Ruben Ranzo’ and talk about how the sailors sang songs to do their work – to raise the anchors, pull up the sails and that sort of thing.

Roger McGuinn

The funny thing is musicians often love to go to see visual art because you’ve got all these pictures to turn into metaphors.

Dar Williams

I have never had a great love of the music business, I never have.

Ginger Baker

I’ve always loved to prove people wrong. I want to be able to cross color lines, because in music, there really is no barrier.

Pink

When you limit the word ‘jazz’ to one period of history, for the people who love that period, then maybe it can be dead because nobody plays like that anymore. But jazz is progressive music; it always has to progress, and musicians always have to find new landscapes and new ways to speak out, so of course it’s always changing.

Hiromi Uehara

I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else. So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling.

Taylor Swift

Bob Marley is a huge influence. I love reggae music, but I also love the purpose of the songs he writes and the style of the music – it takes your worries away and makes you feel good, and I think that’s what music is about.

Colbie Caillat

I guess the two Manifesto, Communicating Vessels, Mad Love, and some of his poetry made a significant mark on me but as far as bringing a literary element into the music I see it as a much broader assimilation.

Trevor Dunn

I love to listen to the music that first inspired me – I get that fresh feeling back.

Joe Perry

I loved old black and white movies, especially the Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers musicals. I loved everything about them – the songs, the music, the romance and the spectacle. They were real class and I knew that I wanted to be in that world.

Sharon Stone

I just loved classical music, but I also loved playing rock guitar, and I loved playing piano, so it was a natural thing that those things would merge at some point.

Trevor Rabin

Piano playing is a dying art. I love the fact that I can be one guy with one instrument evoking an emotional and musical experience.

Jon Bon Jovi

I would love to make my music and be completely anonymous, but that doesn’t work. You can’t have success and be faceless.

Sarah McLachlan

I still listen to a lot of the classics from Bob Dylan and John Martin, but I love electronic music as well. I’m a big fan of an Australian DJ and producer called Flume, who I think is incredible. He should be more successful in the U.K.!

Gabrielle Aplin

Country and western is the music of the devil. That’s the real truth of the matter. My late Mother, bless her, loved country and western. God, I couldn’t handle it.

Rick Wakeman

Ray had so much love of life and the music. He had so much integrity. He treated the music with so much dignity and respect. I spent four and a half years as a sideman with Ray Brown’s trio. Music was his life, more so than anyone I could mention.

Benny Green

My style is boho chic. I love that time period – the patterns, the prints, the people, the music, the vibe.

Vanessa Hudgens

I just really always try to do what’s in my heart and I’m still passionate about the music; I still love what I am doing.

Teena Marie

Singing is my passion, my first love and the secret of my energy. Music to me is like finding my inner self, my soul. It gives me a great joy to see audiences enjoying with me. I have given my heart to singing. When I sing, I can feel romance in everything around me.

Kailash Kher

I can’t work on something if I don’t believe in it. I love music, and I am inspired to work harder and spend more energy. I feel lucky that I was born with this passion.

Carolina Kostner

No disrespect to any other god, but Shiva’s an outsider god. He breaks the rules. He’s a brilliant musician, a brilliant dancer; he treats his wife as an equal, and she opposes him many times, but he obsessively loves her.

Amish Tripathi

Rock & roll has kept us alive for all these years. But we just love country music. It’s in our blood.

Johnny Van Zant

What’s the difference between male and female passion? If love is a drug, what are its side effects? Rhye makes chill-out music, but it never quite lets your mind switch off.

Will Hermes

If one uses music that one does not really love, then one will not succeed in making it one’s own.

Lukas Foss

One of the things that makes me most happy about music is that I can look at a picture and see Da Brat, Missy, Lil Kim, Left Eye, and I know Aaliyah is a singer, but to see them all in one photo together hugging and laughing and really having genuine love for each other… I want to feel that with my hip hop sisters.

Lil Mama

I love musicals. I love horror movies and I love art movies.

Jason Blum

But I just love that music scene so much, and I enjoy really being around those artists and watching them even more than I do performing, because they are a whole group of people that do it because they love music.

Lee Ann Womack

Nas has always been uncomfortable with being famous and accessible. Nas makes music because he loves music, not because he wants the trappings of music, such as fame.

Steve Stoute

I don’t really love to perform in music. Some people like it more, but it’s not my thing so much, but just the writing, when you get the lyric, and the lyric just goes just the right way, or you find the right bridge that takes you to the solo, and those moments are tremendous, and it’s difficult to portray.

Pardis Sabeti

I just love performing so much, and I threw myself into every musical theater production that was going in my home town and at school. And then, I went to the National Youth Music Theatre, which was really a galvanizing experience for me when I was 17.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw

I love the power of the musician who composes and performs. I envy their ability to put a nugget of truth in three minutes of sweat and emotional outpouring, colored entirely from their thoughts.

Kim Harrison

I love music in general. It’s like girls and their clothes and shoes; when you love shoes, you love shoes. So, for me, I think it’s a really dangerous thing to say I’m going to write the best dance song in the world.

Nadia Ali

I would love to have a varied career, like Hugh Jackman. He started in musical theater, then established himself in film, but he still does a lot of stage work. And he does it all beautifully.

Samantha Barks

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music they should be taught to love it instead.

Igor Stravinsky

My dad’s side of the family had lots of artists and musicians. There’s an emotional, quite sentimental quality to Slavic culture. It’s very open, it loves art, it loves music, it loves literature. It’s very warm, it’s very up, it’s very down. I would celebrate that.

Nick Clegg

I don’t have to compete in the charts. I can just be myself as a musician, a songwriter and play with the musicians that I really love.

Elton John

I love writing songs and being a musician, but you can’t really buy the feeling of connecting with people.

Michael Kiwanuka

Alanis Morissette – I love how she’s not afraid to say what she wants to say. Love it or hate it, she’s going to say it. And her vocals are crazy; they’re amazing, and I also love how her music is really organic.

Manika

What I’ve discovered is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth-and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love.

Lady Gaga

We love not just Judas Priest music, but we love heavy metal and we love to get out on that stage every night and perform. It’s a joy to be able to do it.

Glenn Tipton

The music business used to carry a certain amount of brotherly love, but it isn’t that way now.

Jimmy Rushing

A lot of people these days are not music lovers – they just want to be famous which is a very different thing to what I grew up believing in.

Shirley Manson

I loved when my dad was home. He liked to sit in the living room and watch boxing and baseball on TV. Or he’d be tinkering around or listening to records by his musician buddies – George Shearing, Oscar Peterson and the Jackie Gleason Orchestra.

Natalie Cole

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Famous Las Vegas Quotes – Latest 2020 Collection

Guests love to be ‘wowed’ in Las Vegas. They enjoy and embrace new tastes, new flavors, and they come to expect the unexpected in Las Vegas.

Michael Mina

I’ve enjoyed appearing in Atlantic City. East Coast audiences are a bit brighter than Las Vegas audiences. I think most entertainers will tell you the same thing. The East Coast audiences are more perceptive – especially when it comes to a performer with a theatrical background.

Anthony Newley

They are the three venues I wanted to box in – I wasn’t really interested in Las Vegas and all of them places. The three I always said was Croke Park, United, and Madison Square Garden.

Tyson Fury

Burnout comes easy in the high-pressure world of television, and when the opportunity arose to move to Las Vegas and bring my friends and star chefs to open their restaurants at the Venetian, I made the move here.

Robin Leach

My daughter just graduated college and she’s a dance major. She’s done a couple of dance videos already and won Miss Massachusetts a couple of weeks ago. She’s going out for Miss United States the second week of July, out in Las Vegas. She will probably wind up going to New York and trying the Broadway thing.

Doug Flutie

As my wife says, I’ll never fully retire, but it’ll start to slow down. I’ll continue to do the local gigs or go to Las Vegas. But I won’t be going out to Ohio to play an Indian casino anymore. Those will probably go by the wayside.

Bill Engvall

Your email inbox is a bit like a Las Vegas roulette machine. You know, you just check it and check it, and every once in a while there’s some juicy little tidbit of reward, like the three quarters that pop down on a one-armed bandit. And that keeps you coming back for more.

Douglas Rushkoff

I met Elvis first in Las Vegas. I think I was appearing with Tom Jones and he came backstage to say hello to Tom or we went to his dressing room to say hello.

Norm Crosby

I’ve always thought of Las Vegas as Los Angeles on its day off. There’s not any hierarchy of taste, and that’s what L.A. always was to me: It’s not really a town of culture – it’s a town of entertainment.

James Turrell

Actually, I was born in Las Vegas. My parents moved to Utah when I was eight because, after 40 years in Vegas, they were tired of it. We ended up in Nephi, a really small town in Utah.

Brandon Flowers

I went with a friend to see Frank Sinatra in Las Vegas, in the last year that he was performing. He wasn’t necessarily on top form, but the way he could connect with an audience and the way he communicated through the lyrics was something I hadn’t ever really seen before.

Ron Howard

Almost six years ago, before I was given the incredible opportunity to be in ‘Leaving Las Vegas,’ I was going through a long period of artistic confusion. I’d spent years doing work that hadn’t pushed me enough, and I was beginning to wonder if I had any talent.

Elisabeth Shue

I work a lot, and not just in Las Vegas.

Juice Newton

I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun. And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I wanted to travel and do special dates. I go to Las Vegas these days.

Bobby Vinton

I lost $35,000 in less than a week at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

Dennis Rodman

‘Leaving Las Vegas’ is a relationship; ‘Dead Man Walking’ is a relationship, and they’re very contained movies. They’re compressed and not in wide open spaces all over the place.

Michael Cimino

There’s a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there.

Michael Richards

We shot ‘Delusion’ in the middle of the desert and outside of Las Vegas where they did those underground nuclear bomb testings. So I only ate oysters and drank coffee because I didn’t want to turn into a mutant.

Jennifer Rubin

Phoenix and Las Vegas have grim long-term prospects. On top of oil-and-gas problems, they will have terrible problems with water and the ability to produce food locally. I suppose it shows how delusional the public is, and how our institutional controls have decayed – for instance, lending standards.

James Howard Kunstler

I never thought about becoming a professional singer, but I am in touch with Bono about releasing a musical movie. It will be about an Irish band during the ’70s who are looking for fortune in Las Vegas. I should play the singer of the band but I don’t want to sing in front of anybody.

Liam Neeson

After Leaving Las Vegas I did assume that things would get a lot easier than they’ve been. But it’s just been a mirror of the way my career’s been from the beginning, so for it to have changed would have been strange. My career has never been perfect.

Elisabeth Shue

Bangkok, like Las Vegas, sounds like a place where you make bad decisions.

Todd Phillips

I’m training at Phase 1 Sports in Las Vegas, and it’s a very high-end training facility for a lot of top-level athletes. I have been able to add a lot of power and the endurance to keep that power going. I’ve always been powerful, but the muscle conditioning I’ve been able to add has been a tremendous amount of help.

Miesha Tate

Nobody realizes that Mormons were the first Americans to settle Las Vegas.

David Roberts

Nevada Energy doesn’t lose money. The gaming industry loses money. It employs all the people. It pays all the taxes. And if you take the P&L, the profit and loss, of the hotels in Las Vegas and Reno, it is a number that is minus, not plus, minus.

Steve Wynn

My grandmother is still a woman who worries about what she looks like when she goes outside. She’s from that era, and I can remember saying to her, ‘Grandmother, we’re just going to the grocery store.’ And she’d be like, ‘I’ve got to fix my face!’ You were very aware of how you were presenting yourself to society in 1960s Las Vegas.

Vinessa Shaw

I was at our beautiful home in Martha’s Vineyard, near Boston, sitting on the porch looking at the ocean when I got a phone called and was asked, ‘Would I like to do ‘CSI’?’ A week later, I’m at a coroner’s office in Las Vegas, participating in a quadruple autopsy.

Ted Danson

I moved from Minnesota to Las Vegas when I was 13, so I spent my high school years there and did some things I’m not proud of.

Beth Riesgraf

I was trying to take the band in a direction that I thought was appropriate, and Roth was trying to take the band in more of a Las Vegas direction. And there he is.

Eddie Van Halen

I have seen American determination in people like Debbi Sommers. She runs a furniture rental business for conventions in Las Vegas. When 9/11 hit, and again, when the recession tanked the conventions business, she didn’t give up, close down, or lay off her people. She taught them not just to rent furniture, but also to manufacture it.

Mitt Romney

The opportunity to be a star chef, to imagine it would be here in Las Vegas, I couldn’t comprehend it.

Guy Fieri

I was always obsessed with other performers doing their thing, and Britney ‘Live in Las Vegas’ from 2001 is my absolute favorite tour DVD of all time.

Betty Who

We were offered 100 ‘Sgt. Pepper’ shows in Las Vegas with a huge back-end.

Bun E. Carlos

It is not easy to get rich in Las Vegas, at Churchill Downs, or at the local Merrill Lynch office.

Paul Samuelson

No presidential candidate should visit Las Vegas without condemning organized gambling.

Ralph Nader

I didn’t much like Las Vegas. The noise of the place and the whole 24-hour, ‘let’s play the slot machines all night’ culture of the place just left me cold.

James Nesbitt

In 2009, I began creating ‘Waterworks’ with the new vernacular coming from the ‘Signs of Life’ work in Las Vegas.

John Van Hamersveld

I love Las Vegas. I like that Las Vegas has everything. Everything and anything you want to do, you can do in Las Vegas.

Drew Carey

My memories of Las Vegas were all with my father when I was, like, a teenager. He was best friends with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, and we’d come up and see the shows and go backstage afterwards and have dinner together. It was one of my first educations about stars and how they really are back stage.

Michael Douglas

Las Vegas has the type of audience – and they haven’t changed since my father’s days – they’re still boring and bored. And there’s only that handful of artists that they really enjoy and know how to respond to.

Natalie Cole

I love seafood. Whenever I’m in Las Vegas, I love going to the Bellagio buffet because they have these great king crab legs.

Harland Williams

Las Vegas, New Mexico has had a lot of great movies shot there.

Bill Hader

In the late 1960s, Ontario Airport was a throwback to a bygone era. Located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, the airport served only two carriers, Western and Bonanza. Passengers could catch regional flights to San Francisco, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Los Angeles, and that was about it.

Annie Jacobsen

‘Behind The Candelabra’ is an HBO movie. It’s the Liberace story. Michael Douglass and Matt Damon. I play a small part in it. I play a choreographer who introduces, brings Matt Damon to Las Vegas for the first time.

Scott Bakula

I used to be with a publishing house called Roosevelt Music. A gentleman there told me he had seen Peggy Lee perform Fever in Las Vegas and I found out later she wanted to record it.

Otis Blackwell

I love the live performances and Las Vegas. I also like making films that are being discovered by another generation. Having been a teen idol of the ’60s is great because you realize you left your generation with a smile and good memories.

Connie Stevens

It was a melting pot in Las Vegas. You got every age level, every ethnic background, every social aura – it was an absolute Americana audience… people who were there to celebrate occasions; people who were there to gamble; people who were there because they were awed by the whole Vegas operation. Tourists.

Norm Crosby

The Middle East is not part of the world that plays by Las Vegas rules: What happens in the Middle East is not going to stay in the Middle East.

David Petraeus

I like Las Vegas because it kind of gives me a chance to gauge my material in front of a very diverse group of people. There are a lot of different people in the audience, and you can kind of get a barometer for how your material plays throughout the country.

Sebastian Maniscalco

Investing should be more like watching paint dry or watching grass grow. If you want excitement, take $800 and go to Las Vegas.

Paul Samuelson

I really love Las Vegas. It’s, like, my favorite place to be. I love to DJ out there. It is the place to be as a DJ.

Pauly D

I could’ve always worked shows, clubs, Las Vegas and Atlantic City, but I was successful in business ventures, and things weren’t happening in show business, so I said, ‘Let me see what I can do.’

Gabe Kaplan

For me, I think that, certainly, the fact that Las Vegas has a gambling aspect to it is far overshadowed by the entertainment value, if you will, family appeal, that you have, the convention appeal. So it does not have disfavor with me, in my opinion, relative to being an NFL city.

Jerry Jones

I’ve been able to go on and have a successful career on Broadway and certainly the last five years in Las Vegas have been amazing.

David Cassidy

Las Vegas and I both grew up together, and all of a sudden I was doing things that no performer had ever done before.

Wayne Newton

It is amazing that you now have a bus company in Ballymena producing world class buses for Hong Kong, Singapore, London and Las Vegas.

Martin McGuinness

I come home every weekend and I still can’t believe I represent Las Vegas in Congress. It’s such a kick.

Shelley Berkley

I’ve had two romances since moving to Las Vegas. One was with somebody 12 years older than me, and the other was the same age, and neither worked out. I know people still think of me as one of Hugh Hefner’s girlfriends, and he of course was much older than me, but that was a whole different lifestyle and a different kind of dating.

Holly Madison

Melissa Barak, an ex-City Ballet dancer and sometime choreographer, has put together an unspeakably dopey and incompetent mess called ‘Call Me Ben,’ combining ultra-generic dance, terrible dialogue and disastrous storytelling, about the founding of Las Vegas by the gangster Bugsy Siegel, who insists, violently, on being addressed as ‘Ben.’

Robert Gottlieb

Obviously, I try to make the films work for an audience. That’s the main point of making a film, and in retrospect, one can see that certain films, let’s say Leaving Las Vegas, demonstrated its own success.

Mike Figgis

I live in Las Vegas with my family, and I never realized what my parents would go through to get me to a five-minute audition.

Adam Hicks

When I was 17 years old, Frank DiLeo saw my very first music video and flew to my hometown of Las Vegas to meet with my family and me. Frank told my dad, ‘I am coming out of retirement to manage one last big act: Manika.’

Manika

Area 51 is located in southern Nevada desert about 75 miles north of Las Vegas. It’s set inside a greater land parcel that’s about the size of the state of Connecticut that’s called the ‘Nevada Test and Training Range.’

Annie Jacobsen

I did my time for the rape. I paid my money to Las Vegas. I paid my dues.

Mike Tyson

When I played the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve, I got to bring Wiley, my 85-pound black lab. He’s responsible for my favorite New Year’s memory of all: At the end of the show, he ran onstage and then out across all the tables in the showroom, sending champagne glasses and gamblers flying.

Elayne Boosler

I know many people within Anonymous; I was the keynote speaker at Defcon in Las Vegas and got a standing ovation.

John McAfee

When I went to college at the University of Nevada back in Las Vegas, I got tricked into singing in choir. The first thing we did was the Mozart ‘Requiem.’ That was the piece that changed my life overnight.

Eric Whitacre

In Zurich, in a cafe overlooking the Limmat, I ate butter-drenched white asparagus pulled from the ground that morning; it had the aftertaste of champagne. I’ve been able to appreciate epic meals in San Francisco, New Orleans, Berlin, Paris, Las Vegas.

J. R. Moehringer

My parents divorced when I was 3 years old. They had a lounge act in Las Vegas, where I was born. The band broke up and the marriage dissolved, and my mother, my sister and I moved to Southern California. And I didn’t see my dad a lot growing up; he was on the road a lot. I’d see him every couple years.

Jenny Lewis

Las Vegas is a very strange place. It’s a place of broken dreams.

Concha Buika

Any artist who goes to Las Vegas is an idiot as far as I am concerned. Whoever goes to Las Vegas can stay in Las Vegas.

Chuck Close

I have always loved Las Vegas. It’s a traditional place for lounge comics to perform, and I love that.

Norm MacDonald

Betting on the success of innovative technologies in the marketplace can carry all the uncertainty and risk that betting on the next card in the deck does at a blackjack table in Las Vegas. There is a factor of randomness that must be factored in, but precisely how to do so is anyone’s guess.

Henry Petroski

I believe in Las Vegas. I think its best days are ahead of it. But I’m afraid to do anything in the current political environment in the United States.

Steve Wynn

I love coming to Las Vegas. I’ve always loved it and always had a good time.

Ian Ziering

I believe what makes cooking in Las Vegas different from cooking in most other cities are the guests that dine with you in Las Vegas.

Michael Mina

I love roller coasters that make my stomach drop. One ride in Las Vegas, the Big Shot, straps you into a row of seats and catapults you into the air from the top of the Stratosphere Tower – then plummets back down. I ride it over and over; it’s exhilarating.

Drew Barrymore

If Yucca Mountain had not been designated as a dumpsite for radioactive waste in 1987, it might easily have become a scenic overlook on the long drive between Tonopah and Las Vegas.

Wil S. Hylton

In Las Vegas, the magnitude is impressive, but the humanity is gone. It feels like you’re being intimidated out of your money instead of inviting you to come have this experience.

Eric Whitacre

Las Vegas is the boiling pot of entertainment.

Don Rickles

Housing was ground zero for the Great Recession. Between early 2006 and Obama’s inauguration in 2009, average house prices fell by a third across the country. In certain areas, including cities as diverse as Akron, Orlando and Las Vegas, house prices fell by more than half.

Mark Zandi

If you were black, you experienced prejudice. It wasn’t a real horrible thing for us; we went through it. We noticed it mostly in the South and in Las Vegas, where we couldn’t stay in the hotels where we entertained. But that began to change.

Harold Nicholas

I like the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas more than the actual one.

David LaChapelle

The last episode of Dallas was in ‘1991.’ Unfortunately, it was a terrible episode to end the show on: it was a sort of ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ with Larry as the Jimmy Stewart character. In that episode, I was an ineffectual-schlep kind of brother, who got divorced three or four times and was a Las Vegas reject.

Patrick Duffy

I was born and raised in Las Vegas, and then I left there to go to the University of Evansville where I majored in theatre.

Rutina Wesley

I’ve always loved it in Las Vegas, and it is the only city in the world that brings so many different talented people from so many places.

Daniel Boulud

I don’t like Las Vegas. I’d rather be mountain biking or climbing.

Greg Brenneman

The success of one market model cannot be migrated to another. Ignoring Macau’s special characteristics and duplicating a Las Vegas or an Atlantic City would not be a successful strategy.

Stanley Ho

Most people think of Las Vegas, and they think of extravagance. But it’s really a mix between fantasy and laziness.

Gia Coppola

I cut a rap song once. It was a few years ago for my old show ‘Buck Commander,’ and it was a song called ‘You’re Short.’ It was about my camera guy. We shot the video in Las Vegas, ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ style!

Willie Robertson

I’ve been trying to watch my weight a bit, but when I come to Las Vegas, all bets are off. I get enough healthy food in L.A. where the food is the size of a quarter and costs $40 – when I’m in Vegas, I want a steak!

Billy Gardell

In the heart of the desert and founded by the first Spanish Conquistadores, Las Vegas has become the entertainment capital of the world, with more than 30 million visitors a year.

Brunello Cucinelli

A lot of places in Las Vegas are big boxes of stuff. The hotels I’ve built have had, for lack of a better term, a soul.

Steve Wynn

I think we can really use magic in a way never attempted before to inspire these children, help rally their self-confidence and even help them develop social skills. This is a national effort, not just here in Las Vegas. I know we can give them a true passion.

Criss Angel

All my memories of being in Las Vegas with Bobby were great. Frank Sinatra brought us to the Sands Hotel in 1965. When we worked that lounge, it was a great lounge. I think it was bigger than the showroom. We were two 25-year-old dumb kids from Orange County in Las Vegas with The Rat Pack.

Bill Medley

With everything it has to offer, Las Vegas is an obvious destination for tourists, as proven by the over 40 million visitors the city welcomes per year.

Jon Porter

There are three capitals of entertainment in the world: Las Vegas, New York and London. So far the only one I truly conquered is Vegas. New York and London are still on my checklist.

Guy Laliberte

If you don’t have a pool in Las Vegas, you have to put your children in the icebox.

Sirio Maccioni

One day, I saw a magic show, and I was like, ‘I have to learn how to do this!’ Every time I went to Las Vegas, I had to get at least two or three tricks from the magic shops.

Lilla Crawford

Las Vegas is the expression, in glitter and concrete, of America’s brittle and mutating id.

John Burdett

I hate Disneyland. It primes our kids for Las Vegas.

Tom Waits

My 2005 calendar we actually did a shoot in Lake Las Vegas. Since I had requests do some swimwear and athletic shots we tried them and they came out good so we inserted them into the new calendar.

Natalie Gulbis

The guys have a lot of good cars built up. We’re going to do some more testing before we go back to Las Vegas and try to win at Vegas again. We need to get off to a quick start.

Sterling Marlin

Las Vegas without Wayne Newton is like Disneyland without Mickey Mouse.

Merv Griffin

Las Vegas is a 24-hour city. It never stops.

Eli Roth

The reason we shot it was that the script was geared to Las Vegas and it was something commercial that we wanted to have in the can in case Butterfly was a success and we needed a follow-up.

Pia Zadora

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Love of My Life Quotes – Latest 2020 Quotes Collection

I feel so lucky that I met the love of my life. You know somebody’s in it to win it when they’re changing your IV bag or you’re having a seizure and they’re holding you. And helping you to the bathroom. You know that they love you.

Kathleen Hanna

Singing is the love of my life, but I was ready to give it all up because I couldn’t handle people talking about how fat I was.

Stevie Nicks

I love what I do, and I love doing it, and I love getting better at it. I just am not willing to risk… Much… to go on to the next level. I don’t want to risk my personal sanity or happiness or my family or the love of my life.

Summer Phoenix

I’m reticent to say much more, but we would like to begin in the coming year. We’d like to shoot through the seasons because of the passage of time. This project is the great love of my life.

Madeleine Stowe

I do have the most adorable little Chihuahua mix. I adopted him about 3 1/2 years ago from Much Love pet adoption, and he has been the love of my life ever since. His name is Beau, or as my sister and I like to call him ‘ mushy mush’ because he truly is just a pile of loving mush that just melts in your arms.

Torrey DeVitto

I thought I was dreaming. It was the most amazing moment of my entire life. Not only is Bill the love of my life, but he’s also my best friend. I couldn’t believe my dream guy was asking me to marry him!

Giuliana Rancic

Barry Manilow has gone from being the love of my life to being a friend for life.

Lorna Luft

I do think I’m lucky I met Michael. Not just Michael Douglas the actor and producer with two Oscars on the shelf, but Michael Douglas, the love of my life. I really do think it was meant to happen.

Catherine Zeta-Jones

I don’t want to risk my personal sanity or happiness, or my family, or the love of my life. That’s a mistake. And I think a lot of people make that mistake, they’re always kind of, like, seeking out the next thing that’s gonna happen.

Summer Phoenix

In the earliest years of the AIDS crisis, there were many gay men who were unable to come out about the fact that their lovers were ill, A, and then dead, B. They were unable to get access to the hospital to see their lover, unable to call their parents and say, ‘I have just lost the love of my life.’

Judith Butler

Reading has always been the great love of my life.

Darren Shan

The most important thing, the biggest love of my life, is my snooker. I’ve never been so emotionally ingrained in something – in a person, an object, anything – as I have in snooker.

Ronnie O’Sullivan

My mother was the love of my life.

Colman Domingo

For quite a while, it didn’t feel right. How could I feel joy when I lost the love of my life? I’m learning that those two things can co-exist. It will never be the same joy, but it doesn’t mean there won’t be joy.

Taya Kyle

When I love, I do it without counting. I give myself entirely. And each time, it is the grand love of my life.

Brigitte Bardot

Once I discovered how important writing music was to me and just what a huge weight it lifted off of me, I knew that it was going to be the biggest part of my life, the biggest love of my life, the biggest thing in my life.

Banks

I’m a conservative Republican, small-business guy, married to same gal – love of my life – for 36 years. Strong family man, deacon at my church; I believe in America. I know government is not the answer; individual liberty and personal responsibility is the answer.

Randy Weber

The great love of my life is music.

Mandy Patinkin

Shah Rukh Khan is the love of my life. I love Aamir Khan also.

Fatima Sana Shaikh

Thank God I’m with the love of my life. That’s why I know I’m right where I’m supposed to be.

Garth Brooks

I am proud of my husband, Marcus, the love of my life, and his Swiss heritage. Even though I have been a dual citizen since I was married in 1978, I have never exercised any rights of that citizenship.

Michele Bachmann

The love of my life? I’m much too young to answer that question.

Aretha Franklin

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330 Famous Friendship Quotes 2020 Collection [Part 2]

Friendship is essentially a partnership.

Aristotle

One irreducible residual of 38 years in the business is the number of lasting, loving friendships I have made.

Carroll O’Connor

Friendship’s the wine of life: but friendship new… is neither strong nor pure.

Edward Young

Girls get competitive, as though there’s only one spot in the world for everything _ but that’s not true. We need to stick together and see there’s more to life than pleasing men. It’s important not to cut yourself off from female friendships. I think sometimes girls get scared of other girls, but you need each other.

Zooey Deschanel

My father, Birch Bayh, represented Indiana in the Senate from 1963 to 1981. A progressive, he nonetheless enjoyed many friendships with moderate Republicans and Southern Democrats.

Evan Bayh

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.

Charles Kingsley

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.

Clifton Fadiman

A friendship can weather most things and thrive in thin soil; but it needs a little mulch of letters and phone calls and small, silly presents every so often – just to save it from drying out completely.

Pam Brown

I despise shows that present friendship where you’re always there for each other and really strong because I don’t know anyone like that. I mean, I’ve got great friends, but I can go months without seeing them because I think, ‘I just can’t deal with having to give you anything.’

Sharon Horgan

Friendships are among the most fundamental of human needs.

Tom Rath

I think friendship is more important than love, but that love that grows out of friendship is the very best of all.

Jane Green

We became friends as we became a band. Our friendship evolved as the band evolved. It had its ups and downs, but it was mostly ups for the four of us. We got along well almost all of the time. Hey! We liked each other and we still do.

Dave Blood

A lot of women, when they’re young, feel they have very good friends, and find later on that friendship is complicated. It’s easy to be friends when everyone’s 18.

Zadie Smith

Laughter is not a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is the best ending for one.

Henry Ward Beecher

It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.

W. Somerset Maugham

I don’t think it’s more important to preserve female friendship than a marriage. But I think that there’s a place for female friendship that’s really important in the lives of all the women I know. As I’ve gotten older, it’s become much more important to me.

Diane English

Family and friendships are two of the greatest facilitators of happiness.

John C. Maxwell

Forgiveness is that subtle thread that binds both love and friendship. Without forgiveness, you may not even have a child one day.

George Foreman

The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Why do we go around acting as though everything was friendship and reliability when basically everything everywhere is full of sudden hate and ugliness?

Anna Freud

I’m calling my book series the ‘with God series.’ And this next ‘with God’ book is Friendship with God, which comes out in November. This books challenges us to bring about the end of ‘better’ on this planet.

Neale Donald Walsch

There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child.

Henry Ward Beecher

Talk is by far the most accessible of pleasures. It costs nothing in money, it is all profit, it completes our education, founds and fosters our friendships, and can be enjoyed at any age and in almost any state of health.

Robert Louis Stevenson

All the details of the life and the quirks and the friendships can be laid out for us, but the mystery of the writing will remain. No amount of documentation, however fascinating, can take us there.

V. S. Naipaul

Old friendships are like meats served up repeatedly, cold, comfortless, and distasteful. The stomach turns against them.

William Hazlitt

On the relationship side, if you teach people to respond actively and constructively when someone they care about has a victory, it increases love and friendship and decreases the probability of depression.

Martin Seligman

Growing up, I was blessed to be part of a great church. This is where I met many friends who have encouraged me in my life to live strong for Christ. My church is a place where I can develop friendships with others that will encourage me in my walk with Christ.

Bethany Hamilton

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.

Kenneth Branagh

I’m really interested in how people feel out new friendships, and at the start of college, that’s really important.

John Allison

There is no debate that social media is a great tool for networking with others in our industry. It can lead to friendships, support, and serendipitous connections with reviewers, agents, reporters, or editors.

M. J. Rose

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

Robert Southey

Shows like ‘Sex and the City’ got women involved again in a political way. They were drawn into the personal stories of the four women who together make up one complete cosmopolitan woman. We want to have community, and the show filled that void in our lives: friendship between women.

Kim Cattrall

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.

George Eliot

Sincere friendship towards God, in all who believe him to be properly an intelligent, willing being, does most apparently, directly, and strongly incline to prayer; and it no less disposes the heart strongly to desire to have our infinitely glorious.

Jonathan Edwards

Being known as a writer did change the relationships I had with directors. The rap on actors is that they always want to inflate their parts. But when directors know you write screenplays and have a different view of things, you really get invited into the huddle in a much fuller way. And those collaborations end in friendships.

Matt Damon

When people have compassion, friendship, and unity, they speak and think in a constructive way to ensure national independence and prosperity.

Bhumibol Adulyadej

I’ve enjoyed my time in the American League, the fans of Southern California and other friendships.

Joe Torre

Few friendships could survive the moodiness of love affairs.

Mason Cooley

The bracelet says ‘Fear Nothing.’ It was given to me by my friends, and it was made for me and my friends during the period of time that I was going through chemotherapy. And I still wear it, because it’s a great reminder of friendship and how my buddies and others came together in my time of need.

Joseph J. Lhota

I have got some fantastic friendships that I have had for a long, long time.

Will Poulter

I feel like I’ve exhausted guys and male friendships.

Irvine Welsh

A traitor is a betrayer – one who practices injury, while professing friendship. Benedict Arnold was a traitor, solely because, while professing friendship for the American cause, he attempted to injure it. An open enemy, however criminal in other respects, is no traitor.

Lysander Spooner

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others!

William Hazlitt

What does being a woman today mean? Is there a right way of doing it? Is there a wrong way of doing it? Different kinds of women, female friendships: It’s all pretty funny, and worth making fun of.

Elizabeth Meriwether

Time makes friendship stronger, but love weaker.

Jean de la Bruyere

Success always necessitates a degree of ruthlessness. Given the choice of friendship or success, I’d probably choose success.

Sting

I’m fiercely loyal to my friends, and I really cherish my friendships.

David Schwimmer

When the bank asks me about my assets, I include my friendship with Regis Philbin.

Lou Holtz

There was a time when I thought dudes had friendship all figured out. The focus on eating things in front of giant screens, pretending to punch one another, competing over who can utter the grossest and most profane personal insults imaginable – this struck me as the very apex of human social exchange.

Lynn Coady

I realized that everything I had to do I could not do on my own, and so I was almost obliged to put myself in God’s hands, to trust in Jesus who – while I wrote my book on him – I felt bound to by an old and more profound friendship.

Pope Benedict XVI

Often the magical elements in my books are standing in for elements of the real world, the small and magical-in-their-own-right sorts of things that we take for granted and no longer pay attention to, like the bonds of friendship that entwine our own lives with those of other people and places.

Charles de Lint

It is one of the severest tests of friendship to tell your friend his faults. So to love a man that you cannot bear to see a stain upon him, and to speak painful truth through loving words, that is friendship.

Henry Ward Beecher

I really wasn’t even aware that Batman and Superman had this kind of grudging friendship.

Mark Valley

It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.

Friedrich Nietzsche

The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?

Eugene Kennedy

Without a doubt, my richest relationships are my long-term friendships with musical partners, because we make music together. That’s what we love to do with our lives.

Chick Corea

I think what ‘The Hobbit’ and Middle-earth deal in are quite universal and timeless themes of honour and love and friendship… so they’re things that do resonate with people.

Martin Freeman

Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing.

Randolph Bourne

Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.

Joseph Addison

I definitely have had friendships and moments with people from different backgrounds and in different stages of their lives.

Sofia Coppola

You know, real life doesn’t just suddenly resolve itself. You have to keep working at it. Democracy, marriage, friendship. You can’t just say, ‘She’s my best friend.’ That’s not a given, it’s a process.

Viggo Mortensen

Sport is one of the few spaces where people can learn about different cultures in a spirit of trust and friendship.

Richard Attias

I hope to continue my friendship with France and its filmmakers for many years to come.

Harvey Weinstein

I think faith helps me a lot. God wants you to be where He wants you to be, and that’s where I want to be. If I do not get a part, I understand that maybe I needed to be home at that time, maybe in school; there’s always a reason. My faith is also where my core friends are, at my church, a faith-based friendship.

Jason Dolley

It must be remembered that the sea is a great breeder of friendship. Two men who have known each other for twenty years find that twenty days at sea bring them nearer than ever they were before, or else estrange them.

Gilbert Parker

But as I was saying, from my experiences, I think men tend to be more timid in expressing their feelings for you. Regardless, I always prefer a friendship first and foremost.

Alicia Machado

Life is funny, and a lot of times, the people that I’ve met have really gone past anything that I’ve ever dreamed of, so I’m really grateful. My friendships really go from the West to the East. You’d be amazed at some of the people I call friends.

BeBe Winans

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.

Henry David Thoreau

I have enjoyed most particularly reading the correspondence between Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. The genuine friendship, competitiveness and support that thread through their communications are life lessons for us all.

Jessye Norman

As far as an actor-director connection, I think those can develop, and when they do, they’re really great, and you just cultivate it like you would any relationship or friendship. If you find that something special, it helps down the line when you want to do more projects with each other.

Taylor Handley

I gave Mitt Romney some donations for his campaign because he was a friend, and friendship came first. I’ve always been a Democrat, and I’ve had different views than Mitt Romney. I’m not Mitt Romney, and I think people will realize that when they meet me out there.

Stephen Pagliuca

A lot of ink is given over to mythologizing female friendships as curious, fragile relationships that are always intensely fraught. Stop reading writing that encourages this mythology.

Roxane Gay

Most of my good friends are my friends from high school or childhood, and they’re not actors – they have 9-to-5 jobs. But I’ve obviously, over time, developed friendships with actors. It’s two completely different worlds.

Emily Meade

In 1962, I wrote a series about 42nd Street called ‘Welcome to Lostville.’ One result was that the young Bob Dylan read it and invited me to his first concert at Town Hall; the result was a kind of friendship that years later led to my liner notes for ‘Blood on the Tracks.’

Pete Hamill

Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Ann Landers

If one of two lovers is loyal, and the other jealous and false, how may their friendship last, for Love is slain!

Marie de France

The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.

Francis Bacon

Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.

Ezra Taft Benson

The Games are just a nice, positive way to build friendships, camaraderie and, of course, self-esteem. Plus, the Games are a great opportunity for people to participate in sports who normally wouldn’t.

Greg Louganis

Richard Donner’s friendship and guidance showed me that there’s more to life than being an actor.

Jeff Cohen

Texas, with her superior natural advantages, must become a point of attraction, and the policy of establishing with her the earliest relations of friendship and commerce will not escape the eye of statesmen.

Sam Houston

Friendship is something whose depth fits human aspirations and fulfills human possibilities. It has heft to it, as a gold-piece does and a gambling chip does not.

Eugene Kennedy

The fact is, with every friendship you make, and every bond of trust you establish, you are shaping the image of America projected to the rest of the world. That is so important. So when you study abroad, you’re actually helping to make America stronger.

Michelle Obama

I’ve always wanted to be a mom because I want to give a kid all of the magical gifts my mom gave to me, such as love and friendship. She and I had this incredible connection that was so unbelievable.

Jennifer Love Hewitt

French Yemeni relations are strong and good, they are relations depending on friendship and cooperation; my relationship with the president Chiraq are old and real.

Ali Abdullah Saleh

The word ‘sister’ evokes an ideal of connection and support, like the friendships that made Rebecca Wells’s ‘Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood’ and Ann Brashares’s ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ into best-selling novels and successful films.

Deborah Tannen

I learned from Mr. Wrigley, early in my career, that loyalty wins and it creates friendships. I saw it work for him in his business.

Ernie Banks

I sacrificed a lot, in terms of friendship and family, from working so much at such a young age, but I wouldn’t be where I am if I hadn’t.

Sasha Grey

One hopes, of course, that a relationship grows and becomes a deep and wonderful marriage and friendship that lasts forever. But that’s not always the case.

Alana Stewart

The Savior encouraged brotherhood. He was not a long-distance leader. He walked and worked with those whom he led. He was not afraid of close friendships. He spent many hours with his disciples, and his relationships with them were intimate.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

That was the day I began cutting classes and returning to TV tapings; it ultimately led to a friendship with Johnny O, and an increasing fascination and respect for what he did.

Randy West

Friends confront each other sometimes, and sometimes the friendship lasts, and sometimes it doesn’t.

Brooke Elliott

The best time to frame an answer to the letters of a friend, is the moment you receive them. Then the warmth of friendship, and the intelligence received, most forcibly cooperate.

William Shenstone

Tony, Stacy and Jay really looked at life completely different and that played into everything that they did, whether it was skating or with their friendships. And for the three of us, we had such a close relationship off screen, that it was so easy to have that on screen.

John Robinson

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A lot of the powerful religious leaders, from Jesus to Buddha to Tibetan monks, they’re really talking about the same things: love and acceptable, and the value of friendship, and respecting yourself so you can respect others.

Jena Malone

You’ve got to reach a hand of friendship across the aisle and across philosophies in this country.

Joe Biden

I experience for the American officers and soldiers that friendship which arises from having shared with them for a length of time dangers, sufferings, and both good and evil fortune.

Marquis de Lafayette

Things have gone beyond my wildest expectations and dreams, and I feel like I’ve been given so many blessings in my life, between my friendship with the guys in the band, our wonderful audience, being able to play this music, and then my family.

Trey Anastasio

Pity and friendship are two passions incompatible with each other.

Oliver Goldsmith

006 was such an interesting character and the film really explored his friendship with Bond and how it all went wrong, so it was a very personal journey for both characters.

Sean Bean

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanism of friendship.

Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Friendship is something that creates equality and mutuality, not a reward for finding equality or a way of intensifying existing mutuality.

Rowan Williams

Let me be very clear: my friendship with my friends ends where the interest of the country begins.

Rodrigo Duterte

I define friendship as a bond that transcends all barriers. When you are ready to expect anything and everything from friends, good, bad or ugly… that’s what I call true friendship.

Harbhajan Singh

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.

Jeremy Taylor

Life is all about the friendship and the love and the music. It sounds silly, but it is. I want to have that experience as much as I can as an adult, not as a kid doing something that people are telling her she has to do. If anyone gets in my way, I’m going to get them out of my way.

Fiona Apple

The first two lessons, which we learned early in our efforts to be good member missionaries, have made sharing the Gospel much easier: We simply can’t predict who will or won’t be interested in the Gospel, and building a friendship is not a prerequisite to inviting people to learn about the Gospel.

Clayton Christensen

I’m loyal, and I like my friends. Friendship enriches your life and makes it more interesting.

Wendi Deng Murdoch

Friendship is one mind in two bodies.

Mencius

I play- it’s kind of like a slice-of-life, LA women in their forties, playing forty kind of what’s their friendship like, and what’s their life like and so I just play one of the four friends.

Joan Cusack

Faced with stress, too many people feel they have nowhere to turn to, that they don’t have access to the kind of friendships or communities where they can easily and openly share their problems and worries.

Daisaku Ikeda

Sustaining true friendship is a lot more challenging than we give it credit for.

Mariella Frostrup

During the 1950s, Aristotle Onassis and I formed what grew to be a close friendship and association in several business ventures.

J. Paul Getty

My inspiration are the woman, friendship, and loneliness.

Enrique Iglesias

True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.

Baltasar Gracian

We invest less in our friendships and expect more of friends than any other relationship. We spend days working out where to book for a romantic dinner, weeks wondering how to celebrate a partner or parent’s birthday, and seconds forgetting a friend’s important anniversary.

Mariella Frostrup

I had a friend where it turned out that she hated my guts, all through our friendship. I thought she was my best friend, and then, in high school, she turned on me and had sordid affairs with all of the people that I’d dated. It was less hurtful because I was in high school, so it was more like, ‘What’s wrong with you? Gross!’

Mae Whitman

I was bullied from grade one to six. Even middle school was tough for me. Everyone had these pre-existing friendships, and I was the new kid, who was acting, so that didn’t help much either. It was really tough.

Devon Bostick

When you think back in history about producers and artists or writers who’ve had good synergy, a lot of times they date, or they’re married, or there’s a friendship and a kinship.

Solange Knowles

There have been some friendships lost over this. That’s the most difficult for me. I find it very uncomfortable to know that I was at one time close friends with someone, and because of jealousies and misunderstandings and so on, these friendships have dissolved.

Donald Johanson

What men have called friendship is only a social arrangement, a mutual adjustment of interests, an interchange of services given and received; it is, in sum, simply a business from which those involved propose to derive a steady profit for their own self-love.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Anything can be done if you find friends to do it with. The lucky biographers find themselves drawn into a sort of friendship with their subject.

Amity Shlaes

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marriage is the highest state of friendship. If happy, it lessens our cares by dividing them, at the same time that it doubles our pleasures by mutual participation.

Samuel Richardson

A gang is the same as a wolf pack; gang members do not use their energies in friendship with one another, for they do not know what friendship is. If they are united, it is by the common bond of a desire to attack their world.

Haniel Long

When two people first meet, they can only have a very ordinary kind of friendship. But when you begin to understand each other, when you get close to them, you discover that you’re suddenly eager to know him or her even better.

Zhang Ziyi

For many, long-term friendships, rather than family ties, are the foundations for sustainable lives.

Mariella Frostrup

Never was a man further from a partiality for Spain than I am. But I think I now have left them in a sincere and steady intention to cultivate the friendship of America.

Marquis de Lafayette

Marriage: A friendship recognized by the police.

Robert Louis Stevenson

One of the great things personally coming to Hawai’i is my friendship of Jim Nicholson.

Dan Fouts

I think I’d probably be really good friends with Hulk Hogan. I think we’d get along, and I’d, like, chill him out because he’d be all rambunctious and rowdy, and I’d be like, ‘Chill out, Hulk Hogan. Everything will be okay.’ And he’d be like, ‘Thanks, Ron.’ And then we’d form a friendship.

Ron Funches

As far as friendships go, things change even without the fame. People start moving on. I have a few friends that are married and are starting to have kids and I’m like, ‘Oh my goodness gracious – that’s so insane.’ I also have friends who are just doing their own thing, which is cool.

Jordin Sparks

Friendship and sentiment and the giving of one’s words are very important.

Michael Cimino

For me my friendship with Omar Rodriguez from Mars Volta that friendship really means a lot to me because he’s another creative person who works as hard as I do.

John Frusciante

Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.

Jesse Owens

In romance, we feel the need to zoom in and expound on our partner’s foibles in intimate detail; in friendship, we tend to do the opposite, avoiding confrontation through fear, lethargy or both.

Mariella Frostrup

Whenever people reach out the hand of friendship towards me, I am not going to refuse that hand.

Martin McGuinness

When the Taiwan Relations Act passed in 1979, our biggest concern was preventing the use of military force against Taiwan. Little did we know that our friends on Taiwan could so effectively use the space created by our friendship to revolutionize their political system.

Sam Brownback

I’m quite obsessed with the idea of nailing the girl friendship. It’s such an art, so delicate.

Alanis Morissette

Today, I, too, wish to reaffirm that I intend to continue on the path toward improved relations and friendship with the Jewish people, following the decisive lead given by John Paul II.

Pope Benedict XVI

The biggest lesson from Africa was that life’s joys come mostly from relationships and friendships, not from material things. I saw time and again how much fun Africans had with their families and friends and on the sports fields; they laughed all the time.

Andrew Shue

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Most people are enduring a marginalized isolation. One of the great obstacles to modern friendships is the ‘religion of rush.’ People are rushing all the time through time. Friendship takes time.

John O’Donohue

I boldly assert, in fact I think I know, that a lot of friendships and connections absolutely depend upon a sort of shared language, or slang. Not necessarily designed to exclude others, this can establish a certain comity and, even after a long absence, re-establish it in a second.

Christopher Hitchens

So far as it depends on the course of this government, our relations of good will and friendship will be sedulously cultivated with all nations.

John Tyler

In a basic sense, ‘A Little Life’ is a homage to how my friends and I live our lives. I wanted to push past the definitions of how we typically define friendship. It’s a different version of adulthood, but it’s no less important and no less legitimate than anyone else’s.

Hanya Yanagihara

Men kick friendship around like a football, but it doesn’t seem to crack. Women treat it like glass and it goes to pieces.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

My reputation is too important to put it aside for purposes of some friendship. We have a job to do.

Stephanie Tubbs Jones

Good fellowship and friendship are lasting, rational and manly pleasures.

William Wycherley

I was desperate for a friend, and I used to lie in bed at night thinking about what it would be like. My younger brothers and sisters had friends, and I used to watch them playing to try to work out what they did and how friendship worked.

Daniel Tammet

It became very clear to the director that it would be foolish not to use our friendship. I had tried to talk to him about it because all the relationships in the film are so, not negative, but antagonistic. There’s not a lot of love going around.

Jennifer Beals

Friendship has always belonged to the core of my spiritual journey.

Henri Nouwen

It’s always really challenging trying to go from player to player/coach. You have a kind of friendship basis of relationship with all of your teammates, and now you go to this power position where you have to make decisions that might hurt people’s feelings.

Abby Wambach

I mix talents and friendship, which is not very professional, but it’s my way of thinking. So I love Azzedine Alaia, because I’ve known him for 30 years, and he’s making my dresses most of the time.

Carine Roitfeld

Any friendship or relationship is about a language.

Gina Bellman

Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.

Thomas Jefferson

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

William Blake

I want to know what it is to build the foundation of the friendship for real, to have my best friend and not because we’re just intimate, but because we’re mentally intimate. So I’m waiting for that person to come into my life.

LisaRaye McCoy-Misick

I do make some conscious efforts to write female friendships, intergenerational female friendships. I make a conscious effort to include things that I see as important real parts of my life that are not reflected as much as I think they should be in popular culture. We very seldom have the opportunity to see women compete and remain friends.

Kelly Sue DeConnick

Acting in anger and hatred throughout my life, I frequently precipitated what I feared most, the loss of friendships and the need to rely upon the very people I’d abused.

Luke Ford

Experts on romance say for a happy marriage there has to be more than a passionate love. For a lasting union, they insist, there must be a genuine liking for each other. Which, in my book, is a good definition for friendship.

Marilyn Monroe

Music is the social act of communication among people, a gesture of friendship, the strongest there is.

Malcolm Arnold

The film itself involves a New York City radio storyteller, Gabriel Noone, who strikes up a friendship with one of his fans, an abused 14-year-old teenager who is suffering from AIDS, who does not have much longer to live.

Armistead Maupin

It is one thing to train officers on fighting crime. It is a whole other thing to train them to build friendships and relationships, which are integral to fighting crime. This takes time, effort, and patience on the part of police officers.

Rahm Emanuel

I’m friends with Taylor Swift, and I am tired of people asking me questions about our friendship. When I post a picture of us on Instagram, I’m posting a picture of me and my friend.

Sarah Hyland

I’ve learned that friendship does not equate business, business does not equate friendship.

Jill Scott

We are already seeing the creation of a new kind of network based on friendships: Startups, which are often founded by friends, are the beginning of something that could reshape social relations.

Theodore Zeldin

I don’t know if I’ve ever been in a clique. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve realized what a true friend really is. So my friendship circle has changed a bit.

Aimee Teegarden

I really like people and I keep friendships. I have people from all parts of my life.

Kate Mosse

I came to know Gore Vidal in the mid-1980s, when I was living in southern Italy, virtually a neighbour, and our friendship lasted until his death in 2012. Needless to say, he was a complicated and often combative man.

Jay Parini

I have always enjoyed the company of women and have formed deep and long-lasting friendships with many of them.

J. Paul Getty

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

Lauren Conrad

People come in and out of our lives, and the true test of friendship is whether you can pick back up right where you left off the last time you saw each other.

Lisa See

Friendship has its illusions no less than love.

Stendhal

I’ve learned from my dealings with Johnny Carson that no matter what kind of friendship you think you have with people you’re working with, when the chips are down, it’s all about business.

Joan Rivers

Common perceptions of female friendships are morning coffees discussing children, bags, periods and agreeing about the misdemeanours of men… mild, soft, nurturing relationships.

Samantha Harvey

Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.

Samuel Butler

Friendships are forgotten when the game begins.

Alvin Dark

The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.

Galina Vishnevskaya

Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee

I find, in film, we’re always making things and having these intense friendships and then losing track of people. When I first start a job, I’m quite nervous, and it takes me a while to find my place, and then it feels like I’m just really loving it and feeling great, and it’s all over.

Miranda Otto

The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it.

Hubert H. Humphrey

I got a regret: That I started acting so late. I was 27, and guys who start at 18 or so, there’s this kinda continuity of friendships they form in the profession by startin’ young, I’ve never had that.

Peter Falk

True friendships don’t fade in Hollywood, as so many myths about show business would have you insist.

Kent McCord

Conjugal love, or the friendship of spouses, can persist even after sexual desires have weakened, withered, and disappeared.

Mortimer Adler

A band is a good way to break up a friendship.

Julian Casablancas

I’m not super nostalgic for friendships I’ve lost along the way. I feel like, if they were truly meaningful and really special, they would still exist. I think we grow and change, and that’s okay.

Katie Aselton

I did not find that writing a diary with a lead male character differed in any essential way from writing one with a female character. They all had the same challenges in terms of attempting to establish an identity, coping with loneliness, friendships, relationships.

Kathryn Lasky

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Joseph Addison

As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.

Dean Smith

Friendships are the family we make – not the one we inherit. I’ve always been someone to whom friendship, elective affinities, is as important as family.

Salman Rushdie

I welcome every chance I get to interact with fans. I’ve made some very close friendships amongst fans, and I look forward to seeing them.

Jim Beaver

Keeping score is for games, not friendships.

John C. Maxwell

I understand by this passion the union of desire, friendship, and tenderness, which is inflamed by a single female, which prefers her to the rest of her sex, and which seeks her possession as the supreme or the sole happiness of our being.

Edward Gibbon

When it comes to Pakistan, the first word that comes to the mind of the Chinese is ‘iron brother.’ To us Chinese, Pakistan is always a trustworthy friend who is as solid as iron. Actually, Chinese netizens refer to Pakistan as ‘Iron Pak.’ This testifies to the strength of China-Pakistan friendship.

Li Keqiang

Editors and their authors seldom form deep friendships for the same reason that psychiatrists and their patients keep their distance: The relationship requires candor that mixes poorly with intimacy.

Jason Epstein

The rules of friendship are tacit, unconscious; they are not rational. In business, though, you have to think rationally.

Steven Pinker

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.

Epicurus

Friendship is a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they’re desolate.

Vincent Nichols

I feel like a lot of the female relationships I see on TV or in movies are in some way free of the kind of jealousy and anxiety and posturing that has been such a huge part of my female friendships, which I hope lessens a little bit with age.

Lena Dunham

As told in Friendship with God, if we simply decided to believe and act as if first, we’re all one, and second, life is eternal, it would render virtually everything we’ve done all our lives pointless.

Neale Donald Walsch

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.

Albert Camus

I believe people think as a group more often than we might realize or care to admit. We like to believe that we act as individuals and nothing more, but time and again – in corporations and business, in politics and religion, in fashion and culture, and in friendships and social circles – we think and do as one.

Joshua Ferris

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can’t have too many friends because then you’re just not really friends.

Truman Capote

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.

Francis Marion Crawford

Friendship is a wildly underrated medication.

Anna Deavere Smith

Friendship is certainly the finest balm for the pangs of disappointed love.

Jane Austen

If I’m right, the only reason our species is still around is because of our friendship with the canines.

Bruce Cameron

It will give them the opportunity to show themselves worthy of the respect and friendship of peace-loving nations, and in time, to take an honorable place among members of the United Nations.

James F. Byrnes

The biggest direct influence on my career is Ben Edlund, who gave me my first real professional break and, through his friendship and example, turned me into a writer and a more critical thinker in general.

Christopher McCulloch

I think women are amazing and women’s friendships are like a sisterhood and we should see more of it in television and film.

Laurie Holden

Allowing a friend to careen toward self destruction is not friendship. That is a habit the United States needs to break as it pursues a richer and more deeply supportive relationship with Israel.

Stephen Kinzer

I would be willing to do almost anything to make Art happy. I care about our friendship. The only thing I won’t do is change the essence of my work.

Paul Simon

When I read ‘Stand By Me,’ it was like, ‘This is a look back at the same time period when I was growing up, and it was about kids, but it really felt like what it was like to have those powerful feelings of friendship at age 12.’ That’s what got to me.

Rob Reiner

We want ‘Doll & Em’ to be something we’re proud of. We’d love to do another series, but it’s not the be-all and end-all. Our friendship is the be-all and end-all.

Dolly Wells

One sure way to lose another woman’s friendship is to try to improve her flower arrangements.

Marcelene Cox

I told God, ‘I don’t want a man. I don’t want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.’ And God gave it to me.

La India

Families have become models for public life, constructing friendships between individuals of different temperaments, ambitions and ages, even if they are often unsuccessful. People now want, above all, appreciation of their uniqueness.

Theodore Zeldin

There is no friendship in trade.

Cornelius Vanderbilt

There is a mutual interest between Israel and the United States of America. It is more than friendship – it is friendship plus mutual interest, and it is bipartisan.

Tzipi Livni

I have a loyalty that runs in my bloodstream, when I lock into someone or something, you can’t get me away from it because I commit that thoroughly. That’s in friendship, that’s a deal, that’s a commitment. Don’t give me paper – I can get the same lawyer who drew it up to break it. But if you shake my hand, that’s for life.

Jerry Lewis

You just don’t luck into things as much as you’d like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it’s friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

As I grow older, I think friendship between women is a thing to cherish.

Susan Glaspell

I regret not working harder to create true friendships with other couples, not seeking out people with whom to go do things and go places – people with whom to have a few crazy, memorable bonding adventures.

Robin Marantz Henig

If Reagan had intelligence information that showed that the upheaval in Egypt is actually Democratic in spirit, then he would have, I believe, turned his back on Mubarak, even though there’s a long friendship between the United States and Egypt.

Douglas Brinkley

I didn’t have any Indigenous friends until I was in my 30s, and I’ll always remember and be inspired by the remarkable friendship I had with Connie Bush, an outstanding Indigenous leader from Groot Eylandt on who was on the National Women’s Advisory Council with me.

Quentin Bryce

I can tell you, dearest friend, that if it became known how much friendship, love and a world of human and spiritual references I have smuggled into these three movements, the adherents of programme music – should there be any left – would go mad with joy.

Alban Berg

I have long enjoyed the friendship and companionship of Republicans because I am by instinct a teacher, and I would like to teach them something.

Woodrow Wilson

My hates have always occupied my mind much more actively and have given greater spiritual satisfactions than my friendships.

Westbrook Pegler

Your Majesty may rest assured about my conduct towards the Comtesse de Provence; I will certainly try and gain her friendship and confidence, without going too far.

Marie Antoinette

Friendship is a very taxing and arduous form of leisure activity.

Mortimer Adler

The friendships I made on ‘L.A. Law,’ with the cast and Steven Bochco and David Kelley were really wonderful.

Jimmy Smits

I have a very close friendship with the skaters.

Eric Heiden

I’m in Delta Delta Delta, otherwise known as Tri-Delta. I’ve developed some great friendships, and it’s enabled me to have a little bit more of a normal college experience.

Meryl Davis

And I tell you that’s one of the reasons why I didn’t have the friendships with the media, maybe like I could have. But I had to do what I had to do to make myself successful.

Eddie Murray

To like and dislike the same things, this is what makes a solid friendship.

Sallust

Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks.

Sophia Bush

To embrace the whole world in friendship is wisdom. This wisdom is not changeable like the flowers that bloom and fade.

Thiruvalluvar

Friendships begun in this world will be taken up again, never to be broken off.

Saint Francis de Sales

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongues. We read for the pleasure of thinking another person’s thoughts.

Sam Harris

I am deeply spiritual; I revel in those things that make for good – the things that we can do to shed a little light, to help place an oft-dissonant universe back in tune with itself… Long live art, long live friendship, long live the joy of life!

Jessye Norman

Love has been defined, analyzed, explained and excused. It has been the cause of wars, feuds, heroism, martyrdom, inordinate passion, and beautiful friendships. It pulls two people of opposite temperaments together into a married state and permits them to live happily. It makes friends understand each other without the necessity of words.

Mother Angelica

Since the Korean War, U.S. and South Korea have established an enduring friendship with shared interests, such as denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula, combating aggression abroad and developing our economies.

Charles B. Rangel

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

Baltasar Gracian

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.

Francis Quarles

I feel friendship towards philosophers, but towards sophists, teachers of literature, or any other such kind of godforsaken people, I neither feel friendship now, nor may I ever do so in the future.

Apollonius of Tyana

Although the troops have struck us, we throw it all behind and are glad to meet you in peace and friendship.

Black Kettle

Here’s a news flash: No soldier gives his life. That’s not the way it works. Most soldiers who make a conscious decision to place themselves in harm’s way do it to protect their buddies. They do it because of the bonds of friendship – and it goes so much deeper than friendship.

Eric Massa

Love is friendship set on fire.

Jeremy Taylor

The quickest way to be a little bit happier and more engaged in your job is to spend some time thinking about developing closer friendships.

Tom Rath

Don’t flatter yourselves that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. On the contrary, the nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

I had friendships with two people in my life who, when I attempted to do my habitual behavior of building a case to break up with them, wouldn’t allow me to do it. They both said to me, ‘I’m not going anywhere.’ And that moved me so deeply.

Jane Lynch

Friendship is almost always the union of a part of one mind with the part of another; people are friends in spots.

George Santayana

Tis the privilege of friendship to talk nonsense, and have her nonsense respected.

Charles Lamb

Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare – and precious as a pearl.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

We come into relationships often very much identified with our needs. I need this, I need security, I need refuge, I need friendship. And all of relationships are symbiotic in that sense. We come together because we fulfill each others’ needs at some level or other.

Ram Dass

I noticed that no matter where I went in the country, there was this group of questions that got asked. I would track them and keep them in categories. Like body image, school, family, friendship, you name it, the emotional life of a teenage girl.

Elizabeth Berkley

Friendship is also about liking a person for their failings, their weakness. It’s also about mutual help, not about exploitation.

Paul Theroux

Friendships in childhood are usually a matter of chance, whereas in adolescence they are most often a matter of choice.

David Elkind

At the beginning of the new century, it is the common aspiration of the peoples of the two countries to deepen mutual understanding, enhance trust, develop friendship and strengthen cooperation.

Li Peng

To all my political opponents, all and sundry, not only the presidential bets, I would like to offer my hand to friendship.

Rodrigo Duterte

The lust and attraction are often a given in a romance novel – I want to dig into the elements of true friendship that form a foundation for a solid, gonna-last-forever romantic relationship.

Suzanne Brockmann

Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

Plautus

You don’t just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.

Barbara Bush

I’m single, footloose and fancy free, I have no responsibilities, no anchors. Work, friendship and self-improvement, that’s me.

Joel Edgerton

The enemies cannot destroy the king who has at his service the respect and friendship of the wise men who can find fault, disagree, and correct him.

Thiruvalluvar

I firmly believe, only because I’ve been doing this for so long, every show takes three years. 90% of them don’t get three years. It just does. It takes a long time to build a community, build a friendship with your characters. It’s hard for people to grasp on and make them care about you.

Kaley Cuoco

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.

Katherine Mansfield

You can’t build anything with a flimsy foundation. Friendship is the foundation.

Hill Harper

I have a friendship with Hezbollah, and I also have contacts outside of Lebanon, but it doesn’t mean I follow anyone’s agenda.

Najib Mikati

Sweat makes good friendship cement.

Tyne Daly

I loved the whole idea, first of all, of what friendship is. Very often, there are people that somehow you don’t know how to declare that you are their friend, but you are their friend. That happens in a lot in high school. And outside of high school.

Winnie Holzman

The world is round so that friendship may encircle it.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

I think for a lot of people, friendship is a relationship that gets devalued once they move on to what people consider to be more important relationships: once you find a partner or when you have kids.

Hanya Yanagihara

I’ve got some great guy friends. They can start out as crushes. But when you realize something isn’t going to happen, you make a choice whether or not the friendship is worth it. And it usually is. Then you can laugh about the fact that you used to have a crush on him or he had one on you.

Courteney Cox

True friendship ought never to conceal what it thinks.

St. Jerome

I’m losing friendships over forgetting to get back to people. But you can’t keep up with everything. I’ve got a 13-year-old, a nine-year-old and a baby.

Reese Witherspoon

Every place where I played or managed is special to me because of the memories and the friendships that each afforded me.

Joe Torre

Friendships that don’t fit my life anymore have faded away, and new ones have come in.

Amanda Lindhout

Friendship marks a life even more deeply than love. Love risks degenerating into obsession, friendship is never anything but sharing.

Elie Wiesel

If the chemistry is right between star and photographer and the geometry of the pictures pleases the star, often the two people end up with a long-term professional friendship during which they continue to work together and to produce highly personal images.

Eve Arnold

Our scientific age demands that we provide definitions, measurements, and statistics in order to be taken seriously. Yet most of the important things in life cannot be precisely defined or measured. Can we define or measure love, beauty, friendship, or decency, for example?

Dennis Prager

Both for my wife and myself, the personal friendships that have grown out of scientific contacts with colleagues from many different countries have been an important part of our lives, and the travels we have made together in connection with the world-wide scientific co-operation have given us rich treasures of experiences.

Aage Bohr

What sweetness is left in life, if you take away friendship? Robbing life of friendship is like robbing the world of the sun. A true friend is more to be esteemed than kinsfolk.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

When I was nine, the teacher asked us to write a piece about our village fete. He read mine in class. I was encouraged and continued. I even wanted to write my memoirs at the age of ten. At twelve I wrote poetry, mostly about friendship – ‘Ode to Friendship.’ Then my class wanted to make a film, and one little boy suggested that I write the script.

Eugene Ionesco

What gay culture is before it is anything else, before it is a culture of desire or a culture of subversion or a culture of pain, is a culture of friendship.

Andrew Sullivan

But it’s amazing how many people think that gay men should slink off into the shadows when it comes to having friendships with children.

Armistead Maupin

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship – never.

Albert Camus

Friendship is a difficult, dangerous job. It is also (though we rarely admit it) extremely exhausting.

Elizabeth Bibesco

When friendship disappears then there is a space left open to that awful loneliness of the outside world which is like the cold space between the planets. It is an air in which men perish utterly.

Hilaire Belloc

I take friendship very seriously.

Wole Soyinka

But it all comes down to friendship, treating people right.

Ernie Banks

Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.

Samuel Johnson

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.

Joseph Addison

Select your friendships carefully. Gather people around you who will reinforce your lifestyle.

Dan Buettner

Even where friendship is concerned, it takes me a long time to trust people.

Namie Amuro

I’m blessed in my good friends, and some of them happen to be writers, though that’s almost never what our friendships are about. And every writer I’ve ever read, living or dead, has in one way or another helped and inspired. I have a feeling it’s important not to mix the two up.

Ali Smith

The strong bond of friendship is not always a balanced equation; friendship is not always about giving and taking in equal shares. Instead, friendship is grounded in a feeling that you know exactly who will be there for you when you need something, no matter what or when.

Simon Sinek

I am a super social person. I’m an only child, so I thrive on social settings and being around my friends because I make them my siblings. When I’m not acting or singing or working on anything, I am making new relationships with people because, to me, my friendships are very important.

Hayley Orrantia

We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.

Orson Welles

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.

Socrates

I want to use my connections with coaches, players, celebrities, whomever, and if I can take that friendship and use it to help someone else, I’m going to take advantage of that. I’m not going to apologize for that.

Tim Tebow

Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.

Jean de La Fontaine

You are almost not free, if you are teaching a group of graduate students, to become friends with one of them. I don’t mean anything erotically charged, just a friendship.

Marilyn Hacker

I also appreciate the lasting friendships I’ve made while working with our great sponsors through the years, including Miller Lite, Shell and Dodge.

Kurt Busch

There’s such an array of brilliant roles for young women. You read all these amazing young women going through different stages in their life – different stages, different fascinations, different textualities, different friendships.

Juno Temple

Friendship is mutual blackmail elevated to the level of love.

Robin Morgan

I’m just talking specifically of women’s friendships. If two women go to a bar and they are fighting over men, it makes it much easier for the men. If two women are very close and they act as it makes it very difficult for the men to pull one over on anybody.

Jennifer Beals

Love is blind; friendship closes its eyes.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Friendship is inexplicable, it should not be explained if one doesn’t want to kill it.

Max Jacob

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.

Charles Caleb Colton

Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can’t buy friendships.

Lindsay Fox

As an American, and especially as a Christian, I am convinced that a love for our own people is not a bad thing, but love doesn’t stop at borders. Love is infinitely boundless and all about holy trespassing and offensive friendships.

Shane Claiborne

The most successful marriages, gay or straight, even if they begin in romantic love, often become friendships. It’s the ones that become the friendships that last.

Andrew Sullivan

And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.

Margaret Cavendish

I probably like being isolated more than many people do, but I’m lucky to have the friendship of many fine people, and they keep me from becoming very isolated. The world of my mind is certainly a populated and warm place, too. It’s difficult for me to become too isolated with such resources.

Jesse Ball

But friendship is the breathing rose, with sweets in every fold.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Like any friendship or marriage, familiarity breeds more contempt, and love, and everything.

Martin Freeman

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.

George Jean Nathan

It’s the most exciting thing to watch God work when I’ve asked him about something, to listen to him and watch him work. It’s like this friendship, and it just grows and grows and grows and grows.

Charles R. Swindoll

When David Fincher called me up a few years ago and said, ‘Hey, I’d like you to score this film ‘The Social Network,’ I said, ‘I’m flattered, but I really don’t have any real experience scoring films, and I’d rather not screw it up on a high-profile project. And I like you and I don’t want to compromise our friendship.’

Trent Reznor

Opposition is true friendship.

William Blake

It’s quite difficult to write about female friendship without it seeming to be a very niche subject. It’s a difficult balance.

Samantha Harvey

When I was working on my first novel, ‘The Quilter’s Apprentice,’ I knew I wanted to write about friendship, especially women’s friendship and how women use friendship to sustain themselves and nurture each other.

Jennifer Chiaverini

I made my first white women friends in college; they loved me and were loyal to our friendship, but I understood, as they did, that they were white women and that whiteness mattered.

Alice Walker

Being a scientist is a special privilege: for it brings the opportunity to be creative, the passionate quest for answers to nature’s most precious secrets, and the warm friendships of many valued colleagues.

Stanley B. Prusiner

To some it may be a thrill to be known, to me it’s a thrill to start a friendship even up.

Christopher Knight

I have lost my seven best friends, which is to say God has had mercy on me seven times without realizing it. He lent a friendship, took it from me, sent me another.

Jean Cocteau

Friendship, like credit, is highest when it is not used.

Elbert Hubbard

I would have told him that I appreciated his friendship through the years and that I had learned a lot from him. I really loved Frank like you do a brother.

Jimmy Carl Black

Friendship is the marriage of the soul, and this marriage is liable to divorce.

Voltaire

I did a lot of my school on set. Some years I went to a private school for a couple of hours, and then I’d always finish up with a tutor. I couldn’t do full days, but I tried to maintain my friendships and some normalcy while doing a show.

Candace Cameron Bure

Marriage, for a woman at least, hampers the two things that made life to me glorious – friendship and learning.

Jane Harrison

That’s a job that it makes a few friendships, but it probably breaks more.

Michael McKean

I know I was a great friend to Tiger Woods. But when you have a relationship that’s involves business and friendship – and the business part comes to an end – things always get a little blurry.

Hank Haney

I got to sing with Placido Domingo… I got to sing with Aaron Neville, who is one of my favorites. Got to sing with Brian Wilson, one of the great high tenors. And Ricky Skaggs, a bluegrass tenor. I’m also proud of my musical friendship with Emmylou Harris.

Linda Ronstadt

Yes, exes can be good friends, but after a certain time. Though no break-up is a good break-up, time heals everything, including broken friendships. It also depends on the kind of people they are, their mindsets and the reasons for the break ups.

Bipasha Basu

The rare few, who, early in life have rid themselves of the friendship of the many.

James Whistler

Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?

Thomas Jefferson

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.

Sydney Smith

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.

William Hazlitt

I think quite a lot of people have a friendship or a love that’s gone like that and it never quite reconciles properly.

Tim Finn

The friendship that can cease has never been real.

St. Jerome

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330 Famous Friendship Quotes 2020 Collection [Part 1]

Your experiences will be yours alone. But truth and best friendship will rarely if ever disappoint you.

Anne Lamott

One of the most mawkish of human delusions is the notion that friendship should be eternal, or, at all events, life-long, and that any act which puts a term to it is somehow discreditable.

H. L. Mencken

I would like to raise my glass to friendship between Russia and the United States.

Richard Lugar

Blunders, no, only friendship binds us to honesty – attracting crypts of mushrooms in the wake of our snowboards.

Bradley Chicho

Business, you know, may bring you money, but friendship hardly ever does.

Jane Austen

I’m interested in female friendships and family relationships. So I don’t write the traditional romance, where you just have the hero and the heroine’s love story. I like intertwining relationships.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Plunderous is the palate I gift to you, openly I hug the universe of our friendship expanding its outer limit.

Bradley Chicho

Because most people are not sufficiently employed in themselves, they run about loose, hungering for employment, and satisfy themselves in various supererogatory occupations. The easiest of these occupations, which have all to do with making things already made, is the making of people: it is called the art of friendship.

Laura Riding

‘Mistresses’ is about the lives of four women, each going through different versions of infidelity. Their longtime friendship is what gets them through extremely challenging times.

Rochelle Aytes

You need to experience life to be able to write about friendships, relationships, and heartbreak.

Sabrina Carpenter

‘Shake It Up’ definitely teaches kids about the importance of reaching for your dreams and setting high goals. It also teaches great lessons about friendship and family.

Zendaya

In our friendships we have to be wise that we choose godly people to be our friends. Somebody might say, well does that mean that you should never have a lost person as your friend? No, I wouldn’t say that. But you can’t have the same intimacy with a lost person that you can with a godly person in whom the Holy Spirit is living.

Charles Stanley

My aim is to create a happy society with genuine friendship. Friendship between Tibetan and Chinese peoples is very essential.

Dalai Lama

Loyalty and friendship, which is to me the same, created all the wealth that I’ve ever thought I’d have.

Ernie Banks

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.

Mignon McLaughlin

The solution as consumers is – perhaps surprisingly – to take adverts very, very seriously. We should ask ourselves what it is that we find lovely in them – the visions of friendship, togetherness, repose, or whatever. And then consider what would actually help us find these qualities in our lives.

Alain de Botton

And we want to develop our strategy to partnership and friendship with the United States, which is connected with a very rich history but what is very important for our future.

Aleksander Kwasniewski

Friendship… is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything.

Muhammad Ali

Some of the choicest blessings of my life have been the close friendships I have experienced over the years. Often, these friendships have been forged in the fires of shared experience.

Joseph B. Wirthlin

The two most misused words in the entire English vocabulary are love and friendship. A true friend would die for you, so when you start trying to count them on one hand, you don’t need any fingers.

Larry Flynt

Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.

Oscar Wilde

I love ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and ‘Extras’ and also ‘The Trip.’ That had all the nuances of friendship and finding things out about their lives without it being too much plot-driven.

Dolly Wells

Taft was Roosevelt’s handpicked successor. I didn’t know how deep the friendship was between the two men until I read their almost four hundred letters, stretching back the to early ’30s. It made me realize the heartbreak when they ruptured was much more than a political division.

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Always admit when you’re wrong. You’ll save thousands in therapy… and a few friendships too.

Harvey Fierstein

I know Donald Trump. I’ve met him; I know his family. I have love and friendship and affection for his family members. But I’m going to work very hard to ensure that he is not our president.

Cory Booker

A quarrel between friends, when made up, adds a new tie to friendship.

Saint Francis de Sales

When the world is so complicated, the simple gift of friendship is within all of our hands.

Maria Shriver

Mary Tyler Moore was a working woman whose story lines were not always about dating and men. They were about work friendships and relationships, which is what I feel my adult life has mostly been about.

Tina Fey

No doubt, the most important thing in my career was my time with Mr. Bergman, with whom I worked in so many films and also in so many stage productions, so it was a continuous working relationship and also a friendship, of course, that lasted for so many years.

Max von Sydow

Believe it or not, friendships are difficult to write in fiction. They can easily come across as forced, particularly if they involve too much explication and too many overt gestures of affection.

Steven Erikson

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.

Anita Brookner

Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.

Khalil Gibran

I think all women have a friend who at some point dumped them or betrayed them or deeply disappointed them. And at the same time all women have a friend who they dumped or betrayed or hurt in some way. That’s universal in women’s friendships.

Lisa See

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.

Thomas Aquinas

Generally, social networking sites can be hugely promising and beneficial in opening new friendships and vistas and knowledge of the world, but they are also fraught with peril, when young people are reckless or headless.

Richard Blumenthal

Why do you think so many actors are only half-developed people? It’s very easy when you’re a young actor to have these intense, explosive friendships for short periods of time, because you can control what’s shown of you. Then you go on to your next job and reinvent yourself again. I think it’s important to find something constant.

Damian Lewis

My friendships and relationships in the conservative world are not predicated on political correctness and enforced conformity of thought. They are based, instead, on mutual respect, honesty and understanding – concepts many modern liberals should consider revisiting.

Tammy Bruce

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.

Khalil Gibran

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.

Alexis de Tocqueville

Even an animal, if you show genuine affection, gradually trust develops… If you always showing bad face and beating, how can you develop friendship?

Dalai Lama

The ideal friendship is to feel as one while remaining two.

Sophie Swetchine

I think that it is important to be gregarious, and that friendships are not just a leisure pursuit, that they are an integral part of what it is to be human, and one does better work if one has a circle of friends that is active.

Niall Ferguson

I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.

Thomas A. Edison

I think people just like seeing friendship. I think people like seeing people who just drive each other up the wall, but at same time, can’t live without each other.

Martin Freeman

When Ted Williams was here, inducted into the Hall of Fame 37 years ago, he said he must have earned it, because he didn’t win it because of his friendship with the writers. I guess in that way, I’m proud to be in this company that way.

Eddie Murray

While I am grateful for the friendships and relationships that I have with my Republican colleagues, it would be naive to pretend that those friendships will change the way that major policies are enacted in Arizona.

Kyrsten Sinema

A friend is a beloved mystery; dearest always because he is not ourself, and has something in him which it is impossible for us to fathom. If it were not so, friendship would lose its chief zest.

Lucy Larcom

There has to be chemistry in a duet, but if you go beyond the point of friendship and attraction, you lose something.

Kenny Rogers

The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef; love, like being enlivened with champagne.

Samuel Johnson

She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Friendship with a man is friendship with his virtue.

Mencius

I’m really excited that ‘The Other Woman’ did so well at the box office, and I hope that will keep encouraging people to make movies about women, starring women, about female friendships. More. Please.

Gillian Jacobs

Every friendship goes through ups and downs. Dysfunctional patterns set in; external situations cause internal friction; you grow apart and then bounce back together.

Mariella Frostrup

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship, and I shall show you two old or homely faces.

Austin O’Malley

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Growing up in the suburbs of Chicago, the color of my skin and my rather peculiar background as an Ethiopian immigrant delineated the border of my life and friendships. I learned quickly how to stand alone.

Dinaw Mengestu

Rock n’ roll as a genre is different from pop and hip hop: it is about bands, and that for me suggests brotherhood, family, friendship and community.

Steven Van Zandt

The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.

Hubert H. Humphrey

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.

Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is understanding that friendship is more precious than mere things, more precious than getting your own way, more precious than being in situations where true principles are not at stake.

J. Donald Walters

Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

A girl does not treat a possible lover with unvarying simplicity and directness. In all its phases, love is complex; friendship is not.

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

My writing partner, Nicki, and I became obsessed with a monologist who performs unscripted shows equipped with nothing more than scribbled bullet points and a glass of water. We wrote him a fan letter and found ourselves sharing lunch and eventually a friendship.

Emma McLaughlin

I was interested about how relationships change as you get older. You are great friends in your 20s. In your 30s, you get married. Your 40s are all about your kids. In your 50s, you get divorced, and your friendships become primary again.

Hanya Yanagihara

My life isn’t focused on results. My life is really focused on the process of doing all the things I’m doing, from work to relationships to friendships to charitable work.

George Clooney

I find that the Amazon comments often are exceptionally shrewd and insightful, so I’m not going to diss them. But you don’t really have any guarantees that what you’re reading wasn’t written out of friendship or spite.

Michael Dirda

Read as you taste fruit or savor wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.

George Herbert

Friendship! Mysterious cement of the soul, Sweet’ner of life, and solder of society.

Robert Blair

November 11, 1802, I arrived at Judge Patterson’s at Lisle. This respectable family treated me with every mark of distinction and friendship, and likewise all the people did the same. I really want for words to express my gratitude.

Deborah Sampson

I love the fact that so many of my readers are intelligent, exceptional, accomplished people with an open-minded love of diversity. But even more than that, I love it when my readers find lasting friendship with others of my readers – knowing that they met through their mutual affection for my books and characters makes me happy!

Suzanne Brockmann

My parents, and librarians along the way, taught me about the space between words; about the margins, where so many juicy moments of life and spirit and friendship could be found. In a library, you could find miracles and truth and you might find something that would make you laugh so hard that you get shushed, in the friendliest way.

Anne Lamott

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.

Anton Chekhov

I lend people money, but I’d never lend something that would jeopardise a friendship if I didn’t get it back.

Paloma Faith

Aristotle uses a mother’s love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.

Mortimer Adler

It’s funny, I’d rather be known as a writer who crafted a really nice piece about women’s friendships over time. But that doesn’t roll off the tongue like ‘YouTube sensation.’

Kelly Corrigan

Mary Lincoln provided Elizabeth Keckley with opportunities for social and economic advancement she probably had never imagined during her years as a slave, while Elizabeth offered Mary the loyal, steadfast friendship she craved but had always found so elusive.

Jennifer Chiaverini

False friendship, like the ivy, decays and ruins the walls it embraces; but true friendship gives new life and animation to the object it supports.

Richard Burton

‘Safe Harbor’ is a state of mind… it’s the place – in reality or metaphor – to which one goes in times of trouble or worry. It can be a friendship, marriage, church, garden, beach, poem, prayer, or song.

Luanne Rice

I have a couple of best friends, and I don’t think I would live with them. It definitely… certain people can’t live together, and I think that it could potentially put a lot of strain on the relationship or friendship.

Alexandra Chando

One of the surest evidences of friendship that one individual can display to another is telling him gently of a fault. If any other can excel it, it is listening to such a disclosure with gratitude, and amending the error.

Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love; have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do; and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.

William Hazlitt

Over the years, I have created close friendships with many successful men, many of whom I have made a lot of money for through deals that I brought to them or business counsel that I have provided.

Carol Roth

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Robert Staughton Lynd

Bad faith likes discourse on friendship and loyalty.

Mason Cooley

When I turned about 14, I developed a friendship with this guy whose mom was the secretary to Ernest Angley, the faith healer, who’s very popular in the Midwest. He had a television show, and he was sort of like Liberace mixed with Jerry Falwell – very glitzy, very high-tech.

Marilyn Manson

If we are to judge of love by its consequences, it more nearly resembles hatred than friendship.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

The part which American friendship played in helping us to win the freedom we enjoy in this part of Ireland has been gratefully recognized and acknowledged by our people.

Eamon de Valera

If you’re going through friendship issues, I would say, first of all take a step back. How important is the friendship to you? Sometimes, if someone’s not being a good friend to you and isn’t treating you the way you should be treated, then you kind of have to move on sometimes.

Victoria Justice

My book ‘Ali Pasha’ tells the true story of a young sailor Henry Friston, who, in the hell-fire of battle, forms an unusual friendship.

Michael Foreman

Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.

Charles Dickens

Watching John Lasseter’s films, I think I can understand better than anyone that what he’s doing, is going straight ahead with his vision and working really hard to get that vision into film form. And I feel that my understanding this of him is my friendship towards him.

Hayao Miyazaki

The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.

Charles Caleb Colton

The building of friendship, family, community and love is complicated. We are so isolated in this country, no longer supported by tribes and villages.

Jasmine Guy

You can’t explain why people are friends and why those friendships last, but there certainly is magic in it. It’s just something that you treasure.

Jamie Farr

Very different from eros is philia, a serene love much more akin to friendship, with its reciprocal kindnesses. You love each other for the happy experiences and pleasures you share.

Francois Lelord

Friendship and money: oil and water.

Mario Puzo

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.

Honore de Balzac

China-Africa relationship has a long history and is full of vitality. Since the 1950s and 1960s, our common historical experiences have brought China and Africa together, and we have forged deep friendship in our joint struggle during which we have supported each other in times of difficulty.

Li Keqiang

Working with people, the musical part is one thing but the personal part is totally different and just as critical. If the friendship is there and it’s a lasting friendship, then it will take care of itself.

John Mayall

It’s not too late to develop new friendships or reconnect with people.

Morrie Schwartz

Everybody understands friendship, and friendship is different than love – it’s a different kind of love. Friendship has more freedom, more latitude. You don’t expect your friend to be as you think your friend should be; you expect your friend just to love you as a friend.

Carole King

So I really did stop and change what I saw I was about, and really try to put that principle into play as the center of everything – my friendships, my marriage, my career, my family, my way of being in the world. And that changed everything for me.

Kathy Mattea

Look, I worked with American Republican presidents and Democratic presidents, all of them, and each of them has shown a deep and profound friendship to Israel, you know? I can’t remember anybody who was in that sense negative as far as Israel is concerned.

Shimon Peres

It may happen sometimes that a long debate becomes the cause of a longer friendship. Commonly, those who dispute with one another at last agree.

Elbert Hubbard

All lasting business is built on friendship.

Alfred A. Montapert

We have a saying in the Marine Corps and that is ‘no better friend, no worse enemy, than a U.S. Marine.’ We always hope for the first, friendship, but are certainly more than ready for the second.

John F. Kelly

With girls, friendships are hard because you have to learn to get to a maturity level to love them but not want to be them.

Nikki Reed

A youth, when at home, should be filial and, abroad, respectful to his elders. He should be earnest and truthful. He should overflow in love to all and cultivate the friendship of the good. When he has time and opportunity, after the performance of these things, he should employ them in polite studies.

Confucius

Networking is all about connecting with people. But then again, isn’t that what life is about? The more time you can find to get out of the office and build true friendships, the farther your startup will go. Entrepreneurs need to remember to spend as much time working on their business as they do in their business.

Jay Samit

I’ve got many close friends, but there’s an awful lot about friendship that is not demonstrative in my case.

Warren Christopher

The joys of friendship inert the heart and fizzy home bouncing jubilantly with laughter-buttered love.

Bradley Chicho

I think it is a good thing to have woman friends at every stage of life. We confide in each other, we support each other, we understand each other most of the time. Of course, sometimes we are competitive or angry or distant, too. But I do think it is important not to let the main friendships slip away in the sweep of the days.

Anne Roiphe

My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that’s just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun.

Tom Lehrer

Ours is a circle of friendships united by ideals.

Juliette Gordon Low

For me as a person, friendships are incredibly important to me, but in writing, they can distract me.

Aimee Bender

Stretching back nearly three decades, Brian Williams and I have forged an enduring friendship. It all began in 1986 at WCAU-TV in Philadelphia and has resulted in a set of noteworthy experiences, amazing successes, and a bunch of trips to NASCAR speedways.

Steve Capus

One look at an email can rob you of 15 minutes of focus. One call on your cell phone, one tweet, one instant message can destroy your schedule, forcing you to move meetings, or blow off really important things, like love, and friendship.

Jacqueline Leo

If we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.

Ray Bradbury

I said, wouldn’t it be nice, instead of having these women fight with each other over men, which seems to be more of a cliche, wouldn’t it be wonderful if they were the true comrades and it took these men much more time to infiltrate their friendships.

Jennifer Beals

Friendships that have stood the test of time and change are surely best.

Joseph Parry

It is impossible to preserve my friendship with people who are allegedly leaders when they are attacking their own people, shooting at them, using tanks and other forms of heavy weaponry.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Friendship can only exist between persons with similar interests and points of view. Man and woman by the conventions of society are born with different interests and different points of view.

August Strindberg

One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.

Simone de Beauvoir

It’s easier to write from my own life, and it’s also more fun. I always write about relationships, for instance, whether they’re romantic relationships, friendships, encounters… there’s always a lesson to be learned from them.

Jason Mraz

I suppose, the natural outgrowth about writing about two friends, it becomes about their friendship, and the complexities of it, and the way personality plays off each other, and what they each like to do, separately and together.

Alison McGhee

It was good for us, I suppose. Those kinds of times produce qualities in us that make us better for having had them. My parents were not getting along. My mother was quite intolerant of friendships that were being developed.

Fay Wray

My dad’s always been a famous actor, so I’ve grown up with that, and with the lifestyle. In a way, I think I thrive on the insecurity that comes with it. Not in my private life – I like to believe that my friendships and my relationships are strong.

Alice Eve

Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.

Greg Bear

Friends need not agree in everything or go always together, or have no comparable other friendships of the same intimacy.

George Santayana

People feel that in this industry friendships are not for real, but that’s not true. Otherwise, what is the point of being friends?

Arjun Kapoor

I don’t think men are that attracted by glamour. I think women are attracted by glamour. I think men are attracted by a sense of friendship.

Joanna Lumley

Do not keep on with a mockery of friendship after the substance is gone – but part, while you can part friends. Bury the carcass of friendship: it is not worth embalming.

William Hazlitt

My films are always concerned with family, friendship, honor, and patriotism.

John Woo

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.

Henry David Thoreau

John D. Rockefeller said that he found friendships based on business to be far more long lasting and profitable than the reverse. I think there’s something to that. A company can end up being very Confucian, where the good of the individual is subjugated to the good of the whole.

Ben Horowitz

Get a hobby. Maintain your friendships. Hang out with other people.

Stacey Snider

People instantly assume you can’t have a platonic friendship with someone of the opposite sex. I think this may be specific to L.A. – or America.

Isabel Lucas

But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.

June Jordan

I only understand friendship or scorched earth.

Roger Ailes

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.

Herman Melville

My second husband believed I had such a fickle attitude to friendship that each Friday he would update the list of my ‘Top Ten’ friends in the manner of a Top Of The Pops chart countdown.

Julie Burchill

Love and friendship exclude each other.

Jean de la Bruyere

Around the time I graduated from high school, I decided better to underachieve and have friendship than to overachieve and be alone.

Evangeline Lilly

When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks. Individual character. Friendships. Language. Sensibility.

Zadie Smith

I am proud to represent these men and women who empower people in developing nations and promote the Peace Corps mission of peace and friendship. These volunteers are making major strides to improve the lives of people and communities around the world.

Kenny Marchant

In closing I wish to say that while I was sorely beset by a number of white riders in my racing days, I have also enjoyed the friendship of countless thousands of white men whom I class as among my closest friends.

Major Taylor

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

Emil Zatopek

I don’t need to go onto Facebook and pretend to have friends I’ve never even met. To my mind, that kind of destroys the meaning of the word ‘friend.’ I take exception to that. Because I value and respect friendship.

Stefanie Powers

Lots of male friendships begin as a cheeky snog. Or a little undercurrent of flirtation.

Kate Winslet

Friendship is one of our most treasured relationships, but it isn’t codified and celebrated; it’s never going to give you a party.

Hanya Yanagihara

You don’t really see too many straight friendships between men and women on ‘Mad Men.’

Jay R. Ferguson

You can’t have friendships that aren’t based on realness.

Chelsea Handler

Never be afraid to meet to the hilt the demand of either work, or friendship – two of life’s major assets.

Eleanor Robson Belmont

There will never be a replacement for that ongoing physical contact. But I don’t think blogging is meant to replace the face-to-face of friendships and meetings. Blogging is a way to keep in touch with a larger group of people on an ongoing basis, in a more efficient way.

Indra Nooyi

Share your smile with the world. It’s a symbol of friendship and peace.

Christie Brinkley

What makes a woman beautiful is her loyalty to and her friendships with other women, and her honesty with men.

Vanessa Marcil

Few friendships would survive if each one knew what his friend says of him behind his back.

Blaise Pascal

It’s such a joy to be able to have friendships free from worry. It’s so lovely to live without fear.

Pattie Boyd

I guess I feel I’m masquerading as an adult when I don’t have the kind of friendships and routines that I thought you were supposed to have as an adult. It’s the ‘Friends’ lied to me! syndrome.

Anna Kendrick

As is natural with contiguous states having like institutions and like aims of advancement and development, the friendship of the United States and Mexico has been constantly maintained.

Chester A. Arthur

I’m a compulsive reader of fiction. I fell in love with novels when I was a teenager. My wife Marilyn and I… our initial friendship began because we are both readers. I’ve gone to sleep almost every night of my life after having read in a novel for 30 or 40 minutes. I’m a great reader of fiction and much less so of non-fiction.

Irvin D. Yalom

Friendship is two-sided. It isn’t a friend just because someone’s doing something nice for you. That’s a nice person. There’s friendship when you do for each other. It’s like marriage – it’s two-sided.

John Wooden

The beginning of a friendship, the fact that two people out of the thousands around them can meet and connect and become friends, seems like a kind of magic to me. But maintaining a friendship requires work. I don’t mean that as a bad thing. Good art requires work as well.

Charles de Lint

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, sir, should keep his friendship in a constant repair.

Samuel Johnson

Acquaintances we meet, enjoy, and can easily leave behind; but friendship grows deep roots.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Plenty of friendships are sustainable through dinners and lunches, but will not stand a week away. So be careful with whom you go on holiday.

Julian Fellowes

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.

Thomas Jefferson

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.

James F. Byrnes

Some of the most lasting contacts and friendships that I have developed began by just grabbing a drink or breaking bread with a stranger at an industry event.

Jay Samit

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?

Anais Nin

The friendship we share grows amidst the craggy rock pond; reeds of water spray fireflies scented with bonfires.

Bradley Chicho

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

Seneca

I have walked away from friendships when I’ve realized that someone smiles to someone’s face and talks about them the minute they walk out of a room. I have no room in my life for that kind of negative energy anymore.

Sophia Bush

Books are a real solace, friendships are good but action is better than all.

John Burns

I think I’m close to lot of people in Bollywood, but I believe in evil eye, and I feel when I talk about friendships and relationships in public something somewhere goes wrong with it.

Arjun Rampal

You don’t have to dislike people you disagree with and it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to have bipartisan friendships in this place. Life’s too short to have it any other way.

Dave Obey

If there is such a thing as a good marriage, it is because it resembles friendship rather than love.

Michel de Montaigne

All who consult on doubtful matters, should be void of hatred, friendship, anger, and pity.

Sallust

Doing nothing would stress me out. So I am still pretty much active practicing judo with my friends, who are former judo athletes, to maintain our fitness as well as the friendships among us. In my spare time, I usually go jogging around the Gelora Bung Karno stadium or head to the gym.

Joe Taslim

No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.

Madeleine Albright

All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can’t bat a thousand all the time.

Julie Andrews

Seth Green, he and I are trying to figure out how this all came about. Because we don’t remember what came first, the chicken or the egg, no pun intended. But I don’t remember what came first, ‘Robot Chicken’ or our friendship, because we’ve known each other for so long.

Katee Sackhoff

I come from the New York theatre world, and I have a lot of gay male friends, so this friendship of Will and Grace’s isn’t such a stretch.

Debra Messing

When actors are vying for the same kinds of roles, there’s bound to be a little rivalry. Deep friendships cannot be forged when you are competing with each other.

Juhi Chawla

I had more friends on my hockey team than I did on my soccer team. I might have been better at soccer, to be honest. But I think it was more the friendship, and my family was more of a hockey family than a soccer family, so when I had to make a decision, I tried hockey, and it turned out to be a good decision.

Carl Hagelin

Because I have sixty years of being a professional composer, conductor, musician, whatever, and you develop a lot of friendships and you get involved with a lot of sort of long-term commitments and obligations.

Gunther Schuller

In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.

Khalil Gibran

I came to Venice for the first time in 1968 and was lucky enough to make the acquaintanceship, and then the friendship, of two Venetians, Roberta and Franco, who remain my best friends here after almost 50 years.

Donna Leon

Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities.

C. S. Lewis

If you are a single parent, make friends with others in similar situations and develop friendships with married couples. Counsel with your priesthood leaders. Let them know of your needs and wants. Single parenthood is understood by the Lord.

Ezra Taft Benson

America is stronger because of President Obama’s leadership, and I’m better because of his friendship.

Hillary Clinton

On one side, citizens have great respect for the United States; they have a great feeling of friendship. That is solid. But in the opposition and in the political arena I often find criticism of the closeness of relations with the United States. That is a reality.

Vicente Fox

I’d rather trust nine people and have the 10th one stab me in the back. I’d take that fall in order to have those nine friendships or working relationships instead of having none. That’s not living.

Margot Robbie

I do have a lot of time for people in my life, and friendship is a very important subject for me. I think I’m unusual among the writers I know in that respect.

Salman Rushdie

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.

Thomas Aquinas

People are roasting each other at parties, at work events, around the fire. It’s so fun. People are busting each other’s chops, and it’s a sign of affection, truly. It’s a true test of love and friendship: can you make a man laugh at himself? So what makes a good burn? Go after targets you love and respect. And hit ’em hard.

Jeff Ross

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.

Pietro Aretino

Sixth grade was a big time, in my childhood, of hoops and friendship, and coming up with funny things.

Adam Sandler

We have to rise above bad fortune. We have to be in the good and enjoy the good, study and work and adventure and friendship and community and love.

Joshua Prager

Perfect friendship is the friendship of men who are good, and alike in excellence; for these wish well alike to each other qua good, and they are good in themselves.

Aristotle

I think the way to keep a friendship is to respect that everybody is different.

Emma Bunton

Friendships, like marriages, are dependent on avoiding the unforgivable.

John D. MacDonald

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn M. Brodie

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love, an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.

Oliver Goldsmith

Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life.

Jean de La Fontaine

Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.

Sydney Smith

China has been committed to the independent foreign policy of peace and has developed friendship and cooperation with all countries on the basis of the Five Principles of Peaceful Coexistence.

Hu Jintao

Friendship is held to be the severest test of character. It is easy, we think, to be loyal to a family and clan, whose blood is in your own veins.

Charles Eastman

There is a lot that binds Germany to Turkey, and even if we have a difference of opinion on an individual matter, the breadth of our links, our friendship, our strategic ties, is great.

Angela Merkel

Came but for friendship, and took away love.

Thomas Moore

Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.

Confucius

Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books – especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings and pray for guidance every day.

John Wooden

People aren’t defined by their relationship. The whole point is being true to yourself and not losing yourself in relationships, whether romances or friendships.

Nina Dobrev

Whether it’s music, loss of something, loneliness or friendship – if that emotion is heightened in some way and painted to fit in between the covers of 32 pages, that can become a picture book.

Chris Raschka

The only things that are really permanent are love, family, friendship, and that is a lesson. At the end of the day, that’s really what it boils down to. The rest of it is just stuff.

Jared Kushner

I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.

Jennifer Aniston

Jesus said, ‘Greater things of these you shall do…’ Become a peace builder, a bridge builder, not a destroyer, and the way you do that is through friendships and relationships, and through authentic character.

Ravi Zacharias

Stop using the word ‘bromance.’ Can we please kill that stupid term? We’re just friends. It’s called friendship!

Blake Shelton

Peace and friendship with all mankind is our wisest policy, and I wish we may be permitted to pursue it.

Thomas Jefferson

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.

William Hazlitt

The love that comes from friendship is the underlying facet of a happy life.

Chelsea Handler

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.

John D. Rockefeller

All those who offer an opinion on any doubtful point should first clear their minds of every sentiment of dislike, friendship, anger or pity.

Sallust

We must reach out our hand in friendship and dignity both to those who would befriend us and those who would be our enemy.

Arthur Ashe

Neatness begets order; but from order to taste there is the same difference as from taste to genius, or from love to friendship.

Johann Kaspar Lavater

Obviously, when you’re up against somebody you don’t like there’s extra motivation, but I don’t think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

In the family, in interpersonal relationships, even in friendship, faith is tremendously important. If you have a partner who you believe is a good person, then it is your duty to have faith in them until the end, despite the fact that they might have done some bad things. And you have to support and believe in your children.

Greg Graffin

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton

I really think that technology has the greatest potential to accelerate happiness of most things in the world. The companies that will ultimately do well are the companies that chase happiness. If you find a way to help people find love, or health or friendship, the dollar will chase that.

Ashton Kutcher

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.

Lord Byron

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree. The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms, but which will bloom most constantly?

Emily Bronte

While ‘The Help’ is in so many ways a celebration of these women’s friendships and what they overcome, it’s also very truthful and very painful, and it was intense for my mom to read that.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Both my mother and I have close groups of friends that include other writers, and these friendships are very important to us.

Meg Wolitzer

Those who insist on having hostilities with us, kill and destroy the option of friendship with us in the future, which is unfortunate because it is clear the future belongs to Iran and that enmities will be fruitless.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

The sacrifices of friendship were beautiful in her eyes as long as she was not asked to make them.

Hector Hugh Munro

Men and women can absolutely be friends, and that’s what we need to be. Part of the problem is that we aren’t friends enough. Our relationships are negotiations, and that is not friendship.

Hill Harper

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.

William Hazlitt

I didn’t like England. I couldn’t take the look of the place or the style of friendship. I need more intimacy from people than is considered okay there, and I felt that my personality and my enthusiasms weren’t understood. I had to put a big lid on myself.

Jane Campion

What I particularly like about Broadway is the camaraderie and the friendship of other people in other shows. Everybody knows you’re opening and cares about you. There’s a real village atmosphere.

Ian Mckellen

I don’t connect to a certain girliness or talking about girly things – I feel unauthentic and uncomfortable in that world – maybe I’m just more butch than I realize! I have, however, been fortunate to have a number of great girlfriends. You don’t meet as many girls as you do guys in my line of work, so I do cherish my friendships.

Elizabeth Reaser

I heard my mother talking badly of me to people who were talking badly of me in her salon. That’s probably the thing that I’m most sensitive of in all my friendships and my relationships. I just… I just can’t take that. I’m comfortable with enemies, but I can’t take it from friends.

Vincent Gallo

For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God.

Saint Teresa of Avila

I think it’s very rare that you see girl friendships on television. It’s always cattiness and all that drama.

Lyndsy Fonseca

I enjoyed being involved in team sports and making close friendships.

Brian McBride

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship – never.

Charles Caleb Colton

To me, Green Arrow in the past, what people loved about Oliver Queen pre-New 52 was his relationships with other heroes. Like his friendship with Green Lantern, his animosity with Hawkman, his romance with Black Canary – these are all the things that sort of defined him.

Jeff Lemire

In those early years in New York when I was a stranger in a big city, it was the companionship and later friendship which I was offered in the Linnean Society that was the most important thing in my life.

Ernst Mayr

Friendship is an arrangement by which we undertake to exchange small favors for big ones.

Charles de Montesquieu

I love life in spite of all that mars it. I love friendship, jokes and laughter.

Tahar Ben Jelloun

The knot of intimacy at the center of ‘Ten Thousand Saints’ is the friendship between Teddy McNicholas and Jude Keffy-Horn.

Stacey D’Erasmo

Friendship is something that is cultivated.

Thalia

Many a friendship, long, loyal, and self-sacrificing, rested at first on no thicker a foundation than a kind word.

Frederick William Faber

I support any means to make real connections so long as that it does lead really quickly to real connections. It’s the long-term online friendships and relationships that start to get a little hairy.

Nev Schulman

Restoration of friendship with Russia, our biggest neighbor, is necessary for our peace and economy.

Bidzina Ivanishvili

Friendship is the complete explanation of what a Cheetah Girl is – if you have that true friendship, you can conquer anything you want.

Sabrina Bryan

Have you ever thought how humiliating and distressing it was to be placed upon a sphere? For friendship it is a boon never to be able to be further apart than the antipodes. But suppose that you are leaving together to go on and on; it is impossible. To go beyond a certain point is to return to where you began.

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow ripening fruit.

Aristotle

Friendship needs no words – it is solitude delivered from the anguish of loneliness.

Dag Hammarskjold

I think in friendship, you want to be there for your friend, and sometimes you just don’t know what to do or the relationship you have with them is not clear enough for you to know what to do.

Marion Cotillard

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Oscar Wilde

I loved my 17 years with R.E.M., but I’m ready to reflect, assess and move on to a different phase of my life. The four of us will continue our close friendship, and I look forward to hearing their future efforts as the world’s biggest R.E.M. fan.

Bill Berry

Dad needs to show an incredible amount of respect and humor and friendship toward his mate so the kids understand their parents are sexy, they’re fun, they do things together, they’re best friends. Kids learn by example. If I respect Mom, they’re going to respect Mom.

Tim Allen

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.

Charles Peguy

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I think ‘Pretty Little Liars’ is going to be hugely popular for adults, for kids, for girls, for guys, you know, something for everyone to look at, and the stories are going to be great. There’s suspense every week. The friendship is really fun to watch. I think it’s going to have something for everybody.

Laura Leighton

This airline is grateful for his extensive contributions and we will miss his friendship and support. We extend our deepest sympathies to the Casey family on its personal loss.

Gerard Arpey

The essence of true friendship is to make allowance for another’s little lapses.

David Storey

There is some self-interest behind every friendship. There is no friendship without self-interests. This is a bitter truth.

Chanakya

From the Twitter responses we got with ‘Best Friends Forever’ and the small feedback we are getting as the show is meted out, I think people are seeing themselves in the show and enjoying seeing female friendship portrayed in the way it really is.

Lennon Parham

In friendship as well as love, ignorance very often contributes more to our happiness than knowledge.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I actually feel like I have developed friendships through Twitter, people that I’ve worked with I can kind of keep up with them. I’ve totally turned a corner. I get it. And Instagram.

Bryan Greenberg

It’s love. It’s two men – two strong, very virile men – finding that space in life where they can let go enough of their masculinity to feel the passion of love and respect and trust. Friendships are based on those things, and you seal it with a kiss.

Clarence Clemons

I found that jazz musicians, possibly more than their classical counterparts, wear long-standing friendships easily and gracefully.

Andre Previn

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.

George Washington

From an early age I didn’t buy into the value systems of working hard in a nine-to-five job. I thought creativity, friendship and loyalty and pushing the boundaries of what was acceptable was much more interesting.

Adam Clayton

The most important thing for me is to have real friendship between Egyptians and Americans.

Mohammed Morsi

Friendship is Love without his wings!

Lord Byron

Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.

Petrarch

People of noble character are afraid of keeping friendship with dishonorable people. But people of discreditable character consider friendship with the dishonorable as a blood relationship.

Thiruvalluvar

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.

E. W. Howe

A woman may very well form a friendship with a man, but for this to endure, it must be assisted by a little physical antipathy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Happiness is determined by factors like your health, your family relationships and friendships, and above all by feeling that you are in control of how you spend your time.

Daniel Kahneman

One of the most beautiful qualities of true friendship is to understand and to be understood.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.

Henry Adams

To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art or life.

Simone Weil

There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.

Edgar Allan Poe

The best relationships develop out of friendships.

Diane Keaton

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love friends for their sake rather than for our own.

Charlotte Bronte

Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day.

John Wooden

I’m far from being reclusive. I have 30- or 40-year friendships that I prefer to meeting new people. I go to an occasional party, but just because I don’t go to a lot of events, and I’m not out in public all the time doesn’t mean I’m anti-social or a recluse.

Kirk Kerkorian

I’ve been on tour since I was 16, and I always do meet-and-greets before and after shows, so you kind of build these friendships with people. I have girls come up to me and tell me exactly what’s going on in their love lives.

Taylor Swift

It may be something to do with my having been to a girls’ school, but I’m far more comfortable making male friendships than female ones. My friends tend to be men and their significant others.

Joanne Harris

Here in the big city people spend their time thinking about work and about money; they don’t give some value to friendships and it can be depressing.

Adriana Lima

It is difficult to obtain the friendship of a cat. It is a philosophical animal… one that does not place its affections thoughtlessly.

Theophile Gautier

India-Seychelles relations have been characterized by close friendship, understanding and cooperation.

Pratibha Patil

I thought the more famous I became, the more friendships I would have, but the opposite was true.

Alanis Morissette

There is no greater feeling in business than building a product which impacts people’s lives in a profound way. When we look around at the thousands of people who have attended Summit gatherings, it makes us smile to see the new friendships, business partnerships and philanthropic initiatives that each event produces.

Elliott Bisnow

A man’s friendships are, like his will, invalidated by marriage – but they are also no less invalidated by the marriage of his friends.

Samuel Butler

I suppose, at 50, you value things in a different way. So you value connections, you value your friendships, you value your health, and you are much more aware of time passing.

Kenneth Branagh

Faith is salted and peppered through everything at Christmas. And I love at least one night by the Christmas tree to sing and feel the quiet holiness of that time that’s set apart to celebrate love, friendship, and God’s gift of the Christ child.

Amy Grant

When I was growing up, my mother was always a friend to my siblings and me (in addition to being all the other things a mom is), and I was always grateful for that because I knew she was someone I could talk to and joke with, and argue with and that nothing would ever harm that friendship.

Marlo Thomas

My first experiences of academic friendship made me smile in after years when I looked back on them. But my circle of acquaintances had gradually grown so large that it was only natural new friendships should grow out of it.

Georg Brandes

Workaholics typically have a lot of achievement with very little appreciation of what they have, whether it’s cars or friendships or otherwise. That is a shallow victory. Then you have people with a lot of appreciation and no achievement, which is fine, but it doesn’t create a lot of good in the world.

Timothy Ferriss

I force people to have coffee with me, just because I don’t trust that a friendship can be maintained without any other senses besides a computer or cellphone screen.

John Cusack

Friendship increases in visiting friends, but in visiting them seldom.

Francis Bacon

The Bush Administration’s failure to be consistently involved in helping Israel achieve peace with the Palestinians has been both wrong for our friendship with Israel, as well as badly damaging to our standing in the Arab world.

Barack Obama

What drew me towards team sport were the camaraderie and friendship. The chance to celebrate victory and success with a group of other people is something I have enjoyed doing.

Rahul Dravid

Friendship, like the immortality of the soul, is too good to be believed.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

For me, ‘Lamb’ started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in ‘Coyote Blue’ and ‘Island of the Sequined Love Nun,’ but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.

Christopher Moore

A friend is an emotional bond, just like friendship is a human experience.

Simon Sinek

Prosecutors say it would be next to impossible to get one teen to testify in court that another had slipped him or her a copied disc at lunchtime. And besides, isn’t sharing music a time-honored part of teen friendship?

Charles Duhigg

I definitely have guys that I’m friends with that I have a crush on, and you don’t want to ruin the friendship.

Miranda Cosgrove

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.

E. W. Howe

There was really no friendship in modeling, though a certain amount of warmth comes from running into models you know on shoots, because you end up in so many unfamiliar places, from Alaska to Africa.

Carol Alt

Primarily, ‘Black Girl/White Girl’ is the story of two very different, yet somehow ‘fated’ girls; for Genna, her ‘friendship’ with Minette is the most haunting of her life, though it is one-sided and ends in tragedy.

Joyce Carol Oates

The problem is, and I’m just as guilty of this, a lot of people see their follower count increase and mistake that for friendships. It’s great to have followers, especially if you want to sell albums, promote shows, or promote your friends, but you still need to get outside and talk to other human beings.

Patton Oswalt

The second one, the joint Truth and Friendship Commission, which we started now with Indonesia, that is the one that has been criticized; its terms of reference call for providing amnesty for those who cooperate in telling the truth. It does not lead to prosecution.

Jose Ramos-Horta

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady.

Thomas Moore

A man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.

Charles Darwin

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Friendships are discovered rather than made.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

There are a lot of musicians I’ve met on Twitter where it was like, ‘Hey, I like your music’ – and then I ended up meeting them and it turned into a friendship.

Grimes

Likings arise when one has no earthly reason for liking – the most wildly improbable marriages and uncommon friendship.

Patrick O’Brian

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

Saint Basil

Meg Ryan is a beautiful and courageous woman. I grieve the loss of her companionship but I’ve not lost the friendship. We talk all the time and that was what our connection was about. She has a wonderful mind and we just like a chat.

Russell Crowe

We never saw Google+ Circles or Facebook Lists as reflective of the way our friendships play out.

Evan Spiegel

The arrogance that says analysing the relationship between reasons and causes is more important than writing a philosophy of shyness or sadness or friendship drives me nuts. I can’t accept that.

Alain de Botton

Most critics of gender division are women, and they’re worried about girls and the roles presented for them by gendered entertainments. They are quite right to be. Telling girls that the cars and the guns are beyond their domain of expertise, and that they should content themselves with clothes and friendships, is limiting.

Russell Smith

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I know what it is like to be brought up with unconditional love. In my life that came from my grandmother.

Andre Leon Talley

But what are friends? What is a husband, even, compared with one’s Mother? Of her love, one is always so sure! It is the only love that nothing – not even misconduct on our part – can take away from us.

Jane Welsh Carlyle

From my foster parents, the Deans, I received the love that was ultimately to strengthen me, even when I had forgotten its source. It was my foster mother, a half-Indian, half-German woman, who taught me to read, though she herself was barely literate. I remember her reading to me every day from ‘True Romance’ magazine.

Walter Dean Myers

All of us wish we’d had perfect childhoods, with a mother and father who modeled ideal parental attitudes and taught us to internalize the tenets of self-love. Many of us, however, did not.

Marianne Williamson

‘What was there before the Big Bang?’ That’s a question that both kids and adults love to pose to anyone who seems sympathetic. After all, if the universe has only been around for roughly 14 billion years, isn’t it legitimate to ask what was in existence before the mother-of-all-events cranked up the cosmos?

Seth Shostak

In Japan, mothers insist on achievement and accomplishment as a sign of love and respect. Thus to fail places children in a highly shamed situation.

Michael Lewis

I want people to remember that Pakistan is my country. It is like my mother, and I love it dearly. Even if its people hate me, I will still love it.

Malala Yousafzai

My mother’s from Thailand, and they’re very strict about girls in bikinis, but I would love to do a shoot in the floating market in Thailand.

Christine Teigen

Scents evoke very, very powerful memories, whether it’s the scent of someone that you know and someone that you love, or if it’s a meal that your mother made.

Blake Lively

My mother got me into music when I was a little kid. She used to play music, blast it, when she was cleaning the house, while I was crawling around. I just love loud music.

Pauly D

I grew up with a fashion-obsessed mother and an older sister, so there was a lot of fashion in my house. The first thing I remember owning was a Pierre Cardin jumpsuit when I was 9 or 10; of course I didn’t actually buy it, but I fell in love with it.

Nina Garcia

Literature has been part of my life for as long as I can remember. I can’t think back before a time that I didn’t love writing and reading. When I was really young, my mother would read poems to me. I loved Edgar Allan Poe – I am sure I didn’t understand it, but I loved it.

Alexandra Adornetto

My mother goes crazy over babies. Some people just do. They love ’em! I never have. Babies scare me more than anything. They’re tiny and fragile and impressionable – and someone else’s! As much as I hate borrowing stuff, that is how much I hate holding other people’s babies. It’s too much responsibility.

Margaret Cho

I realized relatively early on that I had no desire to be a mother whatsoever. I actually love children, but specifically other people’s.

Cindy Gallop

I love my parents, and I want my mother to be president.

Chelsea Clinton

My mother loved entertaining, and I’ve followed suit, so we have big celebrations for New Year, Passover, Thanksgiving and birthdays.

Joan Rivers

We mothers of grown-up daughters tend to view them with a mixture of love, exasperation, irritation and awe.

Anne Robinson

I may discuss love, and I don’t mind if two men fall in love, fine. Two women, fine. But I flinch when I think of two Jewish women getting together and having a child because the idea of having two Jewish mothers makes my head explode. I have one; I couldn’t handle two.

Garry Shandling

The women I love most are Latina – my sister, mother, and daughter. They’re spontaneous but spend a majority of their time trying to make others happy.

William Levy

People love talking about writers as storytellers, but I hate being called that: it suggests I got it from my grandmother or something, when my writing really comes out of silence. If a storyteller came up to me, I’d run away.

Colm Toibin

My folks were busy. My dad was a teacher, and it was during the Second World War, and my mother was working. So I got my stories from films and books. I read a lot, and I love to read to this day.

Robert Osborne

I obviously have a great love and appreciation of jewelry, thanks to my mother, much to the dismay of both my father and my boyfriends.

Ivanka Trump

Playing Ann Landers is like channeling my mother. That combination of love and the enjoyment of life is my mother. And you find that combination in Ann Landers’ letters.

Mimi Kennedy

Although in my life the level of loss has never reached the extremes it does in ‘The Winter People,’ I certainly can identify with being both a daughter longing for her mother and being a mother who is almost scared by the intensity of her love for her daughter.

Jennifer McMahon

Aristotle uses a mother’s love for her child as the prime example of love or friendship.

Mortimer Adler

My mother sent me to speech classes, but the other kids still teased me. I was shy. I stooped. Instead of talking, I kept journals. That’s where my love of words comes from. I majored in journalism.

Colman Domingo

Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.

Stevie Wonder

I just love motherhood.

Reba McEntire

My mother and father didn’t love each other, so they were always fighting.

Tina Turner

I don’t believe in regretting – one should try to move on. My mum was good at that. She was deeply in love with my father, and he died when I was nine. She remarried, and her second husband died, too. I saw the grieving process she went through. My mother had this way of moving on. It was a fine trait.

Robert Winston

You know it’s very important, the role of a mother… I don’t know, but it’s feminism to me to love your kids.

Carine Roitfeld

There were people I know that got upset that I kissed people; I kissed them for luck and love, that’s all. That’s what my mother did to me. There were people upset that I would embrace or hug someone of another color.

Richard Dawson

I’ve always wanted to have the ability to do what I want to do. And there are so many things that I want to do because I love acting, I love directing, I love producing, I love being a mother, I love being a wife. If I had to choose one, just would put me in the crazy house.

Jada Pinkett Smith

All the laws and legislation in the world will never heal this world like the loving hearts and arms of mothers and fathers. If every child could drift to sleep feeling wrapped in the love of their family – and God’s love – this world would be a far more gentle and better place.

Mitt Romney

A father may turn his back on his child, brothers and sisters may become inveterate enemies, husbands may desert their wives, wives their husbands. But a mother’s love endures through all.

Washington Irving

I like to feel that what I’m doing portrays this: a family where there is love between mother, father and the kids. It’s a subject that is near and dear to me.

Bil Keane

I think seeing the love between a mother and child is something we can all really relate to. You can remember it from your own childhood perspective.

Brie Larson

The Lord has been there from wanting to be a momma, to having a wonderful childhood life and dreaming of having a good motherhood as a child; always wanting to meet a good old country boy and having someone to love as much as I love my husband Roland and having a little boy that is a mixture of the both of us.

Ashton Shepherd

Here’s a thing about the death of your mother, or anyone else you love: You can’t anticipate how you’ll feel afterward. People will tell you; a few may be close to right, none exactly right.

Mary Schmich

Indian-ness, love for your country, is complicated. For every person, there is a different way that you show respect for your country… my mother-in-law will say karmayogi is the way to go – do your work.

Raghuram Rajan

My mother was a first-grade teacher, so I credit her with this lifelong intellectual curiosity I have, and love of reading and learning.

Chesley Sullenberger

My parents have influenced my fashion choices. I inherited many of their older garments, and I like their style. I love my mother’s elegant and dramatic couture dresses and the feeling for colour my father has.

Elizabeth Jagger

I credit my grandmother for teaching me to love and respect food. She taught me how to waste nothing, to make sure I used every bit of the chicken and boil the bones till no flavor could be extracted from them.

Marcus Samuelsson

What is interesting about me isn’t that I am a mother, it is who I am. I love my family, but if I just talk to you about being a mother, it’s boring. I am sorry, but it’s reducing who I really am, and it’s really boring.

Laetitia Casta

I love soccer. My father is from Argentina and my mother is from El Salvador. I grew up watching Argentinean soccer. I get really worked up watching soccer. It’s in my blood.

J. D. Pardo

I have always been a great believer that women should support women, and my admiration goes out to mothers everywhere, as they constantly put their own needs behind those of their children, embracing daily uncertainties and entering the new uncharted territories that each day brings, to be, in return, rewarded with joy and unending love.

Victoria Beckham

My mother, who died aged 82, had Alzheimer’s. Losing your memory is bad enough, but everything shuts down. You can’t remember how to eat or go to the toilet. It’s a terrible disease and so distressing to watch it take over someone you love.

Bonnie Tyler

I love a lot of these older actresses, like Cicely Tyson, who played Kunta Kinte’s mother in ‘Roots.’ She was really great, and I like seeing her because every movie she plays, she plays a strong character. As a kid, she was really inspiring to me.

Keke Palmer

The mother’s battle for her child with sickness, with poverty, with war, with all the forces of exploitation and callousness that cheapen human life needs to become a common human battle, waged in love and in the passion for survival.

Adrienne Rich

I love being middle-aged in general. I’m more at peace with myself now. I still have tormented times, but they are few and far between. You don’t feel you have to be the centre of your world when you get older. Becoming a mother had been a turning point which stopped me from being the centre of my world.

Alison Moyet

An Editor becomes kind of your mother. You expect love and encouragement from an Editor.

Jackie Kennedy

I’d love to do some bedtime stories for kids or that kind of thing. But with the demands of the shooting schedule and balancing the demands of being a single mother, it’s a wonder you can squeeze in anything.

Roma Downey

I have always loved lipstick. For women, that love comes from our mother and grandmothers. It’s so natural for a woman to open up her mirror and apply lipstick.

Monica Bellucci

My mother’s incredible diaries, which she’d written from when she was 21, and even before that. She fell in love with my father when she was 12.

Charlotte Rampling

I love whimsy. My mother was a word person, a real quipster. She was famous in the 1950s for being a contester in Utah: 25 words or less. My bicycle, our hi-fi… in 1959, she won $15,000 from Remington-Rand for writing about a shaver. She was a farm girl from South Dakota.

Ron Carlson

I love to sing. I never had any formal training. My mother is a singer, and I picked up listening to her.

Nimrat Kaur

As we grew to love South Australia, we felt that we were in an expanding society, still feeling the bond to the motherland, but eager to develop a perfect society, in the land of our adoption.

Catherine Helen Spence

On ‘Love Actually’, I met Hugh Grant, who is a relative: our great-grandmothers were sisters. He’d call me cousin and ruffle my hair.

Thomas Brodie-Sangster

I thank my mother, Terezinha, for the power of her transforming love.

Maria das Gracas Silva Foster

My husband doesn’t listen because his mother didn’t make him listen. What am I going to do, beat him? I mean: firstborn of a southern family? Firstborn boy? Please. I mean, I love him to death, but is he going to take the garbage out? No.

Carol Bartz

John Henry Holliday didn’t have a mother to love him when he was grown, so I have taken him for my own. My fondest hope for Doc is that it will win for him the compassion and respect I think he deserves.

Mary Doria Russell

I come from a very illustrious line of divorces. We love to get divorced in my family. My mother and father have been married four times each – eight ceremonies with the best of intentions.

Joshua Ferris

I’m a man with many defects. I love. I sing. I dream. I was born in the poor countryside. I was raised in the countryside, planting corn and selling sweets made by my grandmother. My children, my two daughters are with me and I want a better world for my grandchildren, for your grandchildren.

Hugo Chavez

I was not a classic mother. But my kids were never palmed off to boarding school. So, I didn’t bake cookies. You can buy cookies, but you can’t buy love.

Raquel Welch

Food, love, career, and mothers, the four major guilt groups.

Cathy Guisewite

My mother encouraged it so much. She was so supportive. Even if as a kid, I would do the dumbest trick, which now that I look back on some things, she would love it, she would say that’s amazing, or if I’d make the ugliest drawing, she would hang it up. She was amazing.

David Blaine

Within 18 months of my parents’ marriage in 1900, my mother fell in love with an Englishman who would have described himself as a gentleman but who was, in fact, nothing more than a devious adventurer.

Paul Mellon

Above all, there is Mother. She taught me how to love, how to have respect for other people.

Joe Greene

I knew that love was around. I truly believe my mother loved me. But feeling it all the time? I didn’t.

Tyler Perry

I love the classic crooners, but I got that from my mother – she worked in a record store.

Tori Amos

I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.

Aja Naomi King

My mother is a proud Brazilian. I love visiting my family in Rio; the city and its people are so vibrant and amazing.

Harley Viera-Newton

My grandsons really love my apple cake, which is from my grandmother’s recipe.

Susan Lucci

I Instagram and tweet a lot about my dog. I think he is one of the most interesting things about my life right now. All my motherly instincts go toward this dog. I love the dog.

Alexandra Daddario

My grandfather’s family used to own a pasta factory in Naples and they would go door-to-door selling their pasta. So his love of food came from his parents, which was then passed down to my mother and then again to me.

Giada De Laurentiis

My stepfather and my mother, I love them to death.

Theo Rossi

If I weren’t performing, I’d be a beauty editor or a therapist. I love creativity, but I also love to help others. My mother was a hairstylist, and they listen to everyone’s problems – like a beauty therapist!

Beyonce Knowles

French women love to shop and prepare food. They love to talk about what they have bought and made. It’s a deeply natural love, but one that is erased in many other cultures. Most French women learn it from their mothers, some from their fathers. But if your parents aren’t French, you can still learn it yourself.

Mireille Guiliano

There’s a character I played in ‘Love in a Cold Climate’ – very like my mother. I asked if I could wear a man’s shoes and hat to feed the chickens: all things from her. In fact, every part I play has got an enormous amount of her in it.

Celia Imrie

We are born of love; Love is our mother.

Rumi

I know many Catholics love God with all their heart. I have genuine respect for anyone who truly has given their life to Christ. We read about Mother Teresa and what a wonderful example she was.

Bill McCartney

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother’s side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.

Erich Fromm

My sister and I know our lives could have been different – radically, unthinkably, irretrievably different – if we had not been adopted. We might have found ourselves in homes without love, stability or kindness. We might have found ourselves in care for much longer, without the secure attachment that being cradled in a mother’s arms brings.

Michael Gove

Children love their mothers. Especially with a boy child and his mother, there’s a bond that’s unbreakable.

Tyler Perry

Love matches, so called, have illusion for their father and need for their mother.

Friedrich Nietzsche

One of my earliest memories is of seeing my mother in her beach chair, reading a book under an umbrella by the water’s edge while my sisters and I played beside her. Of all the life lessons she taught me, that is one of my favorites: to take time at a place I love, restore my spirit with books and the beach.

Luanne Rice

I loved my mother and father.

Roger Moore

I make a lot of soups, and I love stews. My mother’s a big foodie. She went to culinary school in New Orleans and has an oyster-artichoke soup recipe that has no cream in it but it tastes so creamy.

Parker Posey

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

Theodore Hesburgh

If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself. They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children.

Louise L. Hay

Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.

Brigitte Nielsen

One of the reasons I love the law is because I was raised in family – my grandfather was a lawyer, but more importantly, my grandmother was his secretary. And she taught me that lawyers were some of the most civil, most courteous – and in those days, most courtly – people that she knew.

Janet Reno

I think my mother characters have changed a lot since Sasha was born, just because I understand what a hard job it is now, and I’m coming at it from another angle – like you just love and care about this person so much, and just want to protect them from everything.

Sarah Dessen

My favorite thing about motherhood is the outpouring of love that is non-judgmental and beautiful. My daughter just makes me happy, and she motivates me to be a kid again.

Christina Milian

If you don’t show care and love for your children and leave the mothers to take care of all their needs, if they grow up, they will also not consider you.

Yahya Jammeh

The Dalai Lama said that he thinks mother’s love is the best symbol for love and compassion, because it is totally disinterested.

Richard Gere

I basically started performing for my mother, going, ‘Love me!’ What drives you to perform is the need for that primal connection. When I was little, my mother was funny with me, and I started to be charming and funny for her, and I learned that by being entertaining, you make a connection with another person.

Robin Williams

You want to give me chocolate and flowers? That would be great. I love them both. I just don’t want them out of guilt, and I don’t want them if you’re not going to give them to all the people who helped mother our children.

Anne Lamott

My son has godmothers, godfathers, grandparents and so many others in his life who love him as much as I do. They’re there for both of us. I may not have a mate or husband, but I’m definitely not a single parent.

Jill Scott

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.

Pearl S. Buck

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.

Saffron Aldridge

On ‘Love Actually,’ I met Hugh Grant, who is a relative: our great-grandmothers were sisters. He’d call me cousin and ruffle my hair. And it was brilliant working with David Tennant on ‘Doctor Who.’

Thomas Sangster

I want to say a little something that’s long overdue, the disrespect to women has got to be through. To all the mothers and the sisters and the wives and friends, I wanna offer my love and respect till the end.

Adam Yauch

I love being a mother. I loved being a daughter, a sister, a wife. I love being a woman with men. I love having given birth.

Jessica Lange

I love to watch ‘Hoarders.’ My grandmother was a hoarder. My mother’s on her way. I’m an electronics hoarder – I won’t throw any out. I still have my first T-Mobile Sidekick… old VCRs in my garage. It scares me that I’m going to end up being buried under electronics.

Kevin Frazier

Why give chemotherapy or even antibiotics to people with end-stage Alzheimer’s disease? Keep them pain free and clean, love them but don’t automatically try to get the last technology-produced breath from them. Start a preschool program instead or do something about the atrocious state of obesity in our children.

Richard Lamm

Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.

James Joyce

I love anything by Joan Didion. Incidentally, she was one of the local moms when I was growing up in Point Dume. She always reminded me a little bit of my mother, so I feel a great affinity. I love the precision of Didion’s writing. There’s a construction and a craftsmanship to her sentences that’s imbued with so much emotion.

Rob Lowe

If a good mother is one who loves her child more than anyone else in the world, I am not a good mother. I am in fact a bad mother. I love my husband more than I love my children.

Ayelet Waldman

I love a good breakfast – grits and eggs, French toast, turkey bacon. My grandmother on my father’s side used to make tea cakes, and her breakfasts were unbelievable. There was fresh ham, and she would go out to the yard to get fresh eggs. She lived in rural Louisiana, and we’d spend summers with her.

Tyler Perry

My mother has always encouraged me to do what I love. When I started being interested in fashion, she was very supportive, bringing me to see exhibits and buying me books. And when I started my company, she was right there to help me!

Joseph Altuzarra

My mother fed my love of demons, science fiction, and paranormal. She was a devout horror movie fan who kept me up until the wee hours to watch ‘Outer Limits,’ ‘Night Gallery,’ ‘Twilight Zone,’ and ‘Star Trek.’ We lived to watch those reruns.

Sherrilyn Kenyon

I never thought to myself, I’m going to grow up and fall in love with a man or I’m going to fall in love with a woman because my mother is a lesbian.

Ally Sheedy

I truly have a village supporting me. My son has godmothers, godfathers, grandparents and so many others in his life who love him as much as I do. They’re there for both of us. I may not have a mate or husband, but I’m definitely not a single parent.

Jill Scott

I’m very proud to be representing Latinas and women of color, young mothers and full-figured women. I just love that we’re seeing different types of people on screen.

Dascha Polanco

I love art. My sister is an artist and my mother is a painter, so it is very much in the family. I haven’t ever wanted to be a fine artist myself – my sister robbed me of my artistic talent, I think.

Douglas Booth

‘Harry Potter’ made it cool to read children’s fiction, and ‘Twilight’ did the same for a slightly older age group. What I’m seeing is mothers and daughters who love to read the same books.

L.A. Weatherly

My mother taught me how to love. My mom is the most loving person I know.

Channing Tatum

When I was about nine years old, I announced to my mother that I was going to cook Thanksgiving dinner. And I went to the library and got this whole pile of books. I’d love to say it all turned out great. It didn’t. But, sort of, from that point on, whenever there was serious cooking at home, I was the one who did it.

Nathan Myhrvold

I’ve always been fascinated by books. When I was young, my grandfather used to hand out a book – which would be anything from a biography to a classic – to me every week and ask me to write a piece on what I thought about it. On the other hand, my mother used to love reading thrillers and bestsellers.

Ashwin Sanghi

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.

Robert Frost

My mother danced; she loved the ballet.

Stefanie Powers

I am just like my mother. She raised me to love and take care of animals, especially the ones that need it the most and so I started Eddie’s Rescue Ranch. We take in animals that need extra care and attention and the animals that get left behind.

Kelly Clarkson

Until 45 I can play a woman in love. After 55 I can play grandmothers. But between those ten years, it is difficult for an actress.

Ingrid Bergman

I am not really much interested in talking to adults, although I suppose practically every mother in the kingdom knows my name and my books. It’s their children I love.

Enid Blyton

I love my mother. My mother made sure, her stubbornness – she made sure we was going to eat. She made sure we had Christmases. That was my mother. My father wasn’t there for that.

Tracy Morgan

I inherited my love of gold jewellery from my grandmother.

Aerin Lauder

I love being a mother. My children fill me up in many ways, and inspire me in many ways, but I need a partner in my life, and I think most people feel that way.

Madonna Ciccone

When it comes to babies and children and being a mother, there is so much to talk about. There are products that I keep discovering – endless products! People love to read about these things. And I interview cool mothers, mums with babies, and mums with teenagers… all mums who I admire.

Julia Restoin Roitfeld

A woman has two smiles that an angel might envy, the smile that accepts a lover before words are uttered, and the smile that lights on the first born babe, and assures it of a mother’s love.

Thomas Chandler Haliburton

I was always singing and dancing for my mother when I wasn’t glued to the television watching I Love Lucy or the Carol Burnett Show.

Debra Messing

I love acting. But I love being a mother. To be a full mother and a full person, you have to do what you love, and that’s acting. But I like the best of both worlds.

Tracey Gold

I came from the South with a mother who was hard working, so I love going to work every day.

Kenny Leon

You’ve got a movie where the pro-choice family gives their daughter no choice. The pro-life family murders. What seems to be the good mother, the kind of hippie painter, sweet and cute mother has no love for her daughter really.

Ellen Barkin

‘Yes’ is the mother of all positive words, next to ‘love.’ Maybe ‘love’ is the father of all positive words.

Jason Mraz

Being a single mother was the right thing for me. But I have a tremendous amount of help from my friends. They’re in love with my kids, and my kids are in love with them.

Edie Falco

I’ve always valued the input of the people I love. So in the past, whenever I’d make a decision – what to wear to an event, whether to pursue a job opportunity – I’d consult those closest to me, like my mother, husband, or manager.

Alicia Keys

My Cape women are generally true to type – big hearted, motherly women who love the sea. My other characters, with the exception of the Portuguese, who I occasionally mention as Cape dwellers, are obviously drawn from the city types one sees in everyday life.

Joseph C. Lincoln

I had a career and I came to motherhood late and am not married and have never had such a trusting relationship with a man – and trust is where the real power of love comes from.

Diane Keaton

Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.

Robert Browning

I love motherhood. I certainly wasn’t aware of any mothering instincts until I had babies. I wasn’t a person who desperately wanted to have kids, but you don’t get it until you do it, and, suddenly, this nurturing instinct exists.

Deirdre O’Kane

People get so trapped by their technology now. Real life is so much better. I love talking with my mother and father. We really enjoy staying in and making a meal together. I’m very close with all four of my older sisters as well.

Sammi Hanratty

Fans love Sosa for his exuberance, for the kisses he blows to his mother, wife and four children. He is Slammin’ Sammy, a fairy-tale figure rising from poverty in the Dominican Republic to the 55th floor above Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.

Bill Dedman

I love my children, but I don’t really want to talk about them. I’m not that much of a freakish middle-aged mother, I’m just very lucky, and there isn’t much more to say. I’d like not to be constantly expected to be a spokesman for things that are part of the natural rhythm of a woman’s life.

Mariella Frostrup

Even though my parents separated, my mother was in love with my father and never re-married.

Nargis Fakhri

The best compliment that has ever been given to me was, I was at the airport one day and a guy came in and said, ‘Lionel, my wife loves you, the kids love you, my mother-in-law loves you, the family loves you.’

Lionel Richie

That always seemed to be the most critical test that a child was confronted with – loss of parents, loss of direction, loss of love. Can you live without a mother and a father?

Maurice Sendak

The inspiration came suddenly again to surrender to the Mother. It was quite unexpected: And so somehow I made a surrender to the Mother. Then I had an experience of overwhelming love. Waves of love sort of flowed into me.

Bede Griffiths

I may adopt. I love children and I do feel the need to take the legacy forward. I am open to it, but emotionally you have to be ready for it. Raising a child is really a huge responsibility. And I should have that time and emotional energy to give to child. How and when is a decision my mother and I will take a few years from now.

Karan Johar

I bought a place in Milan, but Missoni headquarters are out in the country, in Sumirago. My whole family eats out of the same vegetable garden; my mother raises chickens. I love the city, but if you’re always bombarded with stimulation, you get numb to it. I need to get bored to create.

Margherita Missoni

My mother’s love has always been a sustaining force for our family, and one of my greatest joys is seeing her integrity, her compassion, her intelligence reflected in my daughters.

Michelle Obama

Love and honesty are the things that make a good wife and mother.

Jada Pinkett Smith

I’ve always been in love with Melbourne. When I was 12, I was taken into the city by my grandmother to go to the ballet for the first time.

Kerry Greenwood

To breed a winner, let alone at Royal Ascot, is unbelievable. I’ve got four children and they all love the mother. We pat it most days and she’s a lovely mare.

Michael Owen

Since I’m a mother and a wife, I have to have passion or the frustration would win out. But I love managing people. The product is second to managing the people. And marketing to consumers is so challenging because it is evolving constantly.

Andrea Jung

To suggest that you can’t be both a mother who is completely in love with her babies, and a professional who is tough and tenacious, is ridiculous.

Nancy Grace

My mother was the love of my life.

Colman Domingo

Peace is the beauty of life. It is sunshine. It is the smile of a child, the love of a mother, the joy of a father, the togetherness of a family. It is the advancement of man, the victory of a just cause, the triumph of truth.

Menachem Begin

I couldn’t have foreseen all the good things that have followed my mother’s death. The renewed energy, the surprising sweetness of grief. The tenderness I feel for strangers on walkers. The deeper love I have for my siblings and friends. The desire to play the mandolin. The gift of a visitation.

Mary Schmich

My old boyfriend, Warren Beatty, used to say I was a late developer,’ she reflects. ‘He was right. It took me 50 years to find motherhood and unconditional love.’

Diane Keaton

I have so many pieces that once belonged to my mom and both of my grandmothers. All of these pieces are very sentimental, and I love to wear them. I also have many pieces from my father that I probably cherish the most. I love wearing his dress shirts.

Kourtney Kardashian

Mother Firefly is the kind of character I’ve always wanted to play. She’s larger than life, terribly tragic, and capable of a lot of love.

Leslie Easterbrook

I used to love to play dress-up, where you get your mother’s or your grandmother’s dresses and high heels.

Suzanne Farrell

My son has two loving parents and an extended family, whether it’s cousins or stepmothers or boyfriends. My son is surrounded by love.

Bridget Moynahan

I don’t know about changing my perspective, because motherhood is such a glorious blessing and I am very thankful for that. It’s such a beautiful experience. I so strongly recommend it. It’s bliss, love and fulfillment of another level.

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

I love my mother. She’s my first love. She has been through a lot and is a sole survivor.

Missy Elliott

Mother’s love is peace. It need not be acquired, it need not be deserved.

Erich Fromm

I’ve taken the love of fashion from my mother, and journalism from my father.

Natalie Massenet

What are Raphael’s Madonnas but the shadow of a mother’s love, fixed in permanent outline forever?

Thomas Wentworth Higginson

I love being around my family. I am very close to my mum, my brother, my grandmother, my aunts – we constantly poke fun at each other, but it’s all done out of love.

Jourdan Dunn

My mother says I was vaccinated with a phonograph needle. I love to talk. I just love to talk.

Jerry Hunt

The birth mother is placing the baby out of love. I still believe that. Well, the ones we’ve dealt with who were actually pregnant, anyway.

Jennifer Gilmore

The balancing act of motherhood and a career, and being a wife, is something that I don’t think I’ll ever perfect, but I love the challenge of it.

Kerri Walsh Jennings

We didn’t know that Mother had gone through a passionate love affair or that Father suffered from severe depression. Mother was preparing to break out of her marriage, Father threatening to take his own life.

Ingmar Bergman

My mother keeps things in perspective for me. She makes me realize that the acting I do and love is no more important than what one of my brothers does-he works in a shoe repair shop. If my career ever tapers off, I’ll go to college.

Dana Hill

Mothers, stay close to your daughters. Earn and deserve their love and respect. Be united with their father in the rearing of your children. Do nothing in your life to cause your daughters to stumble because of your example.

Ezra Taft Benson

I love my mother Ali so much. I’m a momma’s boy. I just have a very cool mom. It’s not as though I had any say in the matter. I’m just really fortunate. She’s the most kind, loving, giving woman.

Hayden Christensen

When I was a child, next to my own mother, no woman that ever lived took as much interest in me, gave me as much motherly advice or seemed to love me more than did Sister Snow. I loved her with all my heart, and loved her hymn, ‘O My Father.’

Heber J. Grant

Sometimes you resent the people you love and need the most. Love is so fascinating in all its forms, and I think everyone who has ever been a mother will relate to this.

Barbra Streisand

Men who love their mothers treat women wonderfully. And they have enormous respect for women.

Ellen Barkin

Every woman’s path is difficult, and many mothers were as equipped to raise children as wire monkey mothers. I say that without judgment: It is, sadly, true. An unhealthy mother’s love is withering.

Anne Lamott

And I love that even in the toughest moments, when we’re all sweating it – when we’re worried that the bill won’t pass, and it seems like all is lost – Barack never lets himself get distracted by the chatter and the noise. Just like his grandmother, he just keeps getting up and moving forward… with patience and wisdom, and courage and grace.

Michelle Obama

We make authentic Maharashtrian food at home. My mother supervises the preparation and the menu every day. She has been doing this since before I was born. I absolutely love the mutton sukka that she makes.

Riteish Deshmukh

Would not the child’s heart break in despair when the first cold storm of the world sweeps over it, if the warm sunlight of love from the eyes of mother and father did not shine upon him like the soft reflection of divine light and love?

Max Muller

I want to reach everybody, from the little girls who are 3 years old, to the grandmother who watches my soap, to a young man in love.

Thalia

It was the early Seventies, and I discovered makeup by going through my mother’s fashion magazines. I fell in love with the photos, the models, the fashion.

Francois Nars

My father has acted in over 700 films. My mother acted in one film, ‘Kismat with Mithun Chakraborty,’ in which my father also had a role. My father fell in love with her and would drive her around in his sports car, and they subsequently got married. My mom is the most beautiful woman and I think she has taken some serum to look young all her life.

Shraddha Kapoor

My parents loved each other. I was raised in a house of total love and respect. My dad worked very hard and my mother was incredibly devoted to him. I can unequivocally, without any peradventure of doubt, tell you that I was raised with the kind of love that we only dream of.

James Woods

Becoming a grandmother brought me back to the things I forgot to love. Nature. Playing. Seeing animals. A new way of looking. A rejuvenation. A cycle of life – things come back to you. The details.

Carine Roitfeld

I love and adore being a mother. It’s the greatest gift I’ve ever been given.

Uma Thurman

Female influence came from my grandmother and my aunt. They would sing Corsican love songs while cleaning the house and dress all in black and say melodramatic things like: ‘I want to die.’

Vincent Cassel

Being a stepmother has worked out very well for me. I love my stepchildren very much.

Philippa Gregory

I have a mother back there in Illinois who is old and feeble. I haven’t seen her this many a year and haven’t been a good son to her, yet I love her better than anything in this life.

Wild Bill Hickok

I love my mother.

Tori Spelling

My mother, whom I love dearly, has continually revised my life story within the context of a complicated family history that includes more than the usual share of divorce, step-children, dysfunction, and obfuscation. I’ve spent most of my adult life attempting to deconstruct that history and separate fact from fiction.

Melissa Gilbert

The mother’s love for her child is very strong in Korean society – almost on the borderline of being an obsession.

Bong Joon-ho

Your most important friendships should be with your own brothers and sisters and with your father and mother. Love your family. Be loyal to them. Have a genuine concern for your brothers and sisters.

Ezra Taft Benson

While my parents never had the time or money to secure university education themselves, they were adamant that their children should. In comfort and in love, we were taught the joys of knowledge and of work well done. I only regret that neither my mother nor my father could live to see the day I would accept the Nobel Prize.

Sheldon Lee Glashow

I love all the gift guides that the magazines put out, whether it’s ‘InStyle’ doing Mother’s Day gifts or color guides, or the ‘O’ magazine Christmas guide.

Dylan Lauren

I have the biggest sweet tooth! You name it, I will eat it. My all-time favorite is my mother’s butter cake. Every time I go home, my mom will already have the cake made because I love it so much. This makes my siblings mad because they think she favors me. I don’t care because she probably does!

Michael Strahan

I have made so many mistakes as a mother. But the one thing that I know I do is I make sure my children know how much I love them and they are absolutely secure in that.

Ayelet Waldman

It is mother’s influence during the crucial formative years that forms a child’s basic character. Home is the place where a child learns faith, feels love, and thereby learns from mother’s loving example to choose righteousness.

Ezra Taft Benson

My grandfather died when I was 12, but I remember the sorrow of my mother. Even now, she’s an old lady, but when she speaks about her father, she looks young. A love like that is undefeated, you know?

Claire Denis

I absolutely love Ireland. It’s one of the most beautiful places on Earth, and I have strong ties here. Both my grandmothers are from Ireland, and I have spent every summer in Bantry since my father, who is an artist, had the romantic idea 20 years ago to buy an old farmhouse on the west coast and renovate it.

Emily Ratajkowski

The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.

Deborah Norville

My mother is a very strange woman… She doesn’t understand me in the least and doesn’t love me much either. If she had either love or understanding she would be prepared to make sacrifices.

Egon Schiele

To realize that your mother’s love life has been far more interesting than one’s own is a weird thing to discover.

Anderson Cooper

I have always admired stylishly confident women who dress with great authority. This lifelong love of elegance began with the humble wardrobe of my late grandmother Mrs. Bennie Frances Davis.

Andre Leon Talley

You are a person of the greatest importance when you are a mother of a family. Just do your job right and your kids will love you.

Ethel Waters

My mother asks when I will do some theatre, and there is something about getting your 15 minute call. That is what you become an actor for – performing in front of people and getting the love from the audience.

Jonas Armstrong

I love making movies, but I was ready to rationalize being only a mother if my career never got back on track.

Jane Greer

I used to love sitting on the bathroom floor in my pajamas and watching my mother get ready for an event. She’d stand in front of her vanity and apply bright red and blue makeup – it was the ’80s, you know.

Ivanka Trump

I love my father very much. I attribute so much of the person I am today to the values that he and my mother set for us, and the way they encouraged us every day of our lives to go out and find what we love doing and to fulfill our potential and really be happy.

Ivanka Trump

I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That’s why people love me.

Art Linkletter

I like to sing because my mother was a singer. She sang to me all the time, so I learned to love singing. I did have a career as little 10-year-old George Benson. I made my first record as a vocalist, but I’ve been playing guitar since I was 9.

George Benson

I love being a mother; I hate being a housewife – the cooking, the laundry – because it takes away time I could be with my kids.

Marcia Gay Harden

My mum is Brazilian and very proud. I’d love to do a Brazilian film. I’ve been brought up in the Brazilian culture. My mum brought me up on my own, I cook Brazilian food, I’ve never spoken a word of English to my mother.

Kaya Scodelario

I love J. F. K. My mother had been a worker on his campaign and adored him.

Tim Matheson

My purpose is to teach and demonstrate what is possible. To demonstrate love of God and good. Remember what my role is as a woman: to be… good. My role as a mother: to teach, support and nurture my offspring. My role as a grandmother: to remind everybody – right where you are, God is.

Iyanla Vanzant

Mother’s Day is a torment if your mother is dead. Valentine’s Day is a torment if you don’t got one. And at some point in our lives, we will be tormented by Valentine’s Day even if we’re relatively lucky in love.

Dan Savage

Dad was the first man I fell in love with. He was a very funny man. He grew up in the East End of London and was very dynamic, and I understood why my mother fell in love with him.

Patsy Kensit

I have a dream of re-creating the fantastic family I grew up in with my brother and my parents. I am lucky that I have such a good image of family life – my father and mother are still in love, still happy.

Caterina Murino

I’ve done stand-up since I was 18 years old, and I absolutely love it, but I used to go onstage, and the audience was my peers. Now I go onstage, and I could be their mother.

Judy Gold

Let every mother realize that she has no greater blessing than the children who have come to her as a gift from the Almighty; that she has no greater mission than to rear them in light and truth, in understanding and love.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Mildred Pierce was capable of great acts of love as a mother.

Kate Winslet

My most memorable meal is every Thanksgiving. I love the food: the turkey and stuffing; the sweet potatoes and rice, which come from my mother’s Southern heritage; the mashed potatoes, which come from my wife’s Midwestern roots; the Campbell’s green-bean casserole; and of course, pumpkin pie.

Douglas Conant

I knew that I was loved. And that’s such an important thing. And, of course, at such an early age, you take it for granted. Of course your parents love you. Of course Mrs. Hubert across the street loves you and your godmother loves you and your grandparents love you.

Jessye Norman

When it came to using elements of your personal life in your work, my mother was the master, or the mistress. There were three or four songs she wrote about my father – songs about failed love.

Rufus Wainwright

I am the woman I grew to be partly in spite of my mother, and partly because of the extraordinary love of her best friends, and my own best friends’ mothers, and from surrogates, many of whom were not women at all but gay men. I have loved them my entire life, even after their passing.

Anne Lamott

My family’s business was actually an amusement park in New Orleans. My grandfather had started that, and my grandmother was a dance maven in New Orleans. It was just the theatricality and the Mardi Gras and the pageantry that I fell in love with at an early age.

Bryan Batt

There are many ways to be a mother. I have a lot of young actors I mentor, and my nieces and my nephews need a lot of love.

Kim Cattrall

Even though I love my mother, I didn’t want to make an idealized portrait of her. I’m fascinated more by her defects – they are funnier than her other qualities.

Pedro Almodovar

Across the board, from my mother to my father to my aunts and uncles, everybody has always given me a lot of love.

Amos Lee

I was born 20 years after my eldest sister. I was the pampered child. That kind of love gives you an almost unbreakable backbone. My mother had three kids before me. She let me be completely free. I just never had anything to beat myself up over.

Christian Louboutin

To the former child migrants, who came to Australia from a home far away, led to believe this land would be a new beginning, when only to find it was not a beginning, but an end, an end of innocence – we apologise and we are sorry. To the mothers who lost the maternal right to love and care for their child – we apologise, and we are sorry.

Malcolm Turnbull

God has given you your country as cradle, and humanity as mother; you cannot rightly love your brethren of the cradle if you love not the common mother.

Giuseppe Mazzini

But after a few minutes of convincing myself that I really wanted to go – telling myself that I love skating and that my coach is there waiting for me – I would get up and go. And my mother would always get up and eat breakfast with me!

Nancy Kerrigan

I definitely live to eat. I love food in every way imaginable, and it does not have to be fancy. Whether we stay in or go out, I like a hardy meal. My grandmother taught me how to cook, and it was all about no fuss and lots of it.

Bill Rancic

My father died when I was seven, leaving a widow and five sons, ranging in age from five to seventeen. My mother was the most highly-disciplined and hardest working person I have ever known, and this, combined with her love and gentleness, enabled her to make a success of each of her children.

Arthur Lewis

I loved my mother, but I don’t like her.

Mickey Rourke

The love of a mother is the veil of a softer light between the heart and the heavenly Father.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

They wrapped her up like a baby burrito to show to Mom. Here were a mother and her daughter and I love them both so much. I couldn’t wait for Courtney to come to the hospital so I could have all my women together.

Al Roker

I never thought I’d be doing poetry books. I never really studied poetry. But the first one I did was after my mother died, and I realized that people sort of think and talk about her style and fashion, but in fact, what made her the person she was was really her love of reading and ideas.

Caroline Kennedy

Call me All-American, but I love Ham and Cheese sandwiches. And not just any old ham and cheese sandwich… My mother’s is the best. I’ve tried many times to make these sandwiches on my own, but it’s never the same.

Andy Roddick

I am happier when I love than when I am loved. I adore my husband, my son, my grandchildren, my mother, my dog, and frankly, I don’t know if they even like me. But who cares? Loving them is my joy.

Isabel Allende

My mother was very family-oriented. And I do love being with my children.

Richard Rogers

I am a mother and I have been divorced, and I love fashion and the Upper East Side.

Kelly Rutherford

I can’t think why mothers love them. All babies do is leak at both ends.

Douglas Feaver

I think I would love to have dinner with Gandhi; Jesus Christ; Mother Theresa; Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA; and Madonna.

Jane Velez-Mitchell

One of the greatest gifts my brother and I received from my mother was her love of literature and language. With their boundless energy, libraries open the door to these worlds and so many others. I urge young and old alike to embrace all that libraries have to offer.

Caroline Kennedy

I listened to a lot of stories when I was a kid. My mother told me stories, and I loved them.

John D. Voelker

I don’t wear much make-up in my non-working life, though I love to dress up and put on a face for a special occasion. As I get older, I see less of the fantasy ‘Indian’ self I inherited from my father, and I see my mother looking back at me.

Diana Quick

As a mother, I love the Leapster handheld because it really delivers on educating children while they play. My daughter enjoys it because it’s fun and touches on all of the activities she is interested in – videos, books and art.

Marcia Gay Harden

When a 12-year-old, a 13-year-old, so desperately wants a baby what she’s looking for is the kind of unconditional love a child gives a mother and a mother gives a child.

Ellen Barkin

When my mother and father fell in love, my mother’s family would never accept it.

Euzhan Palcy

I was a drummer in a group called Three Plus. We were performing at a club in New York, and my mother signed me up for tap classes. I fell in love from the door… so you can blame it on my mother.

Savion Glover

I can’t say I ever loved my mother; I admired her.

Humphrey Bogart

I love my mother. I do love her.

Mindy McCready

Since I was sent to an orphanage, and I saw very little of my mother, I can counsel mothers that you shouldn’t abandon your children. Before you bring a child into the world, think deeply about things, so that they lack absolutely nothing, least of all love.

Juan Gabriel

I grew up in a house full of women: my mother, grandmother, three sisters, and two female cats. And I still have the buzz of their conversations in my head. As an adult, I have more female friends than male ones: I just love the way that women talk.

James Patterson

I love cooking, and I can make real good rajma chawal. It is a time consuming process and only for the consumption of a select few very special people. Also, I can make delicious mutton biryani, but I must confess I have stolen the recipe from my mother.

Nimrat Kaur

My mother is not a model. She is not perfect. That awareness is part of learning to love someone. Predicting the actions of someone is an act of love. We persist, even when we get it wrong. That’s the beauty of love.

Daniel Tammet

I told God, ‘I don’t want a man. I don’t want more gold albums. The only thing I want is the love, friendship, and presence of my mother.’ And God gave it to me.

La India

If you’ve never had a mother or a father, you grow up seeking something you’re never going to find, ever. You seek it in love and in people and in beauty.

Gloria Vanderbilt

Nicolette, Kendalle, and Alexandra are my children. Their mother, Cynthia Beck, and I, love them very much.

Gordon Getty

My mother was all about unconditional love, and I don’t think we give that to our patients a lot. At the end of the day, what they really need you to do is to look at them in the eye and say, ‘I’m here for you. I’m going to make sure this works out.’

Mehmet Oz

With compassion you can die for other people, like the mother who can die for her child. You have the courage to say it because you are not afraid of losing anything, because you know that understanding and love is the foundation of happiness. But if you have fear of losing your status, your position, you will not have the courage to do it.

Thich Nhat Hanh

I love my mother so much, because I see the whole of her.

Alexandra Fuller

When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection; love is born.

Nhat Hanh

When I was very small, the electricity was turned off because we didn’t pay the bill. I remember sitting by the oil lamp listening to my mother playing ‘Careless Love’ on the piano.

Jools Holland

I love my mother. I reach out to my mother.

Jeanne Phillips

I would not be a good mother. I mean, I love being an aunt to my niece and nephew. And I used to want to, like, adopt 10 kids – because I had friends who were adopted, and I thought that was the coolest thing, to be chosen. But again, my job is too selfish.

Kelly Clarkson

I grew up in a very British family who had been transplanted to Canada, and my grandmother’s house was filled with English books. I was a very early reader, so I was really brought up being surrounded with piles of British books and British newspapers, British magazines. I developed a really great love of England.

Alan Bradley

A mother defends herself with a heart filled with love before doing so with words. I wonder whether there is any love for the church in the hearts of those who pay so much attention to the scandals.

Pope Francis

I love my heritage! I have my mother, who is an Irish-Italian, and my father who is African, so I have the taste buds of an Italian and the spice of an African.

Alicia Keys

I am doing what I love; acting is what I love best after being a mother.

Karisma Kapoor

You think you know what love is – until you have a child and discover that unconditional mother love.

Halle Berry

When I asked my mother why crowds shouted my name and said ‘We love you,’ she would dust it off by saying, ‘Your work makes them happy.’ She never let it go to my head.

Shirley Temple

I’m not the kind of person who needs to be a mother no matter what. Life brings you people. Maybe I’ll nurture someone who’s not my child, like a friend, or an actor I’m working with who needs some love.

Heather Graham

Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.

Maggie Gallagher

I love to sing with my daughter. Audiences like it because a mother-daughter pairing is a curiosity.

Montserrat Caballe

One of the things I would have loved to have had was a family that worked better together, although I love my mother and father to bits.

Andy Murray

I just ultimately wanted to be a mother. I love children.

Katherine Heigl

My love of baking might have originated with my grandmother. She had a lemon tree growing in her backyard, and one of my favorite memories is of picking lemons together and then baking lemon bars.

Lisa Graff

You initially become funny as a kid because you’re looking for attention and love. Psychologists think that’s all to do with mother abandonment. I think John Cleese has his depressions, and Terry Gilliam’s the same. All of us together make one completely insane person.

Eric Idle

When I was a child I had a nightmare, and in the morning, I asked my mother and father, ‘If I kill someone, would you still love me?’ My parents were very preoccupied with this, but I think I’m not the only one to ask for that – not love, but absolute fidelity.

Claire Denis

Most of the kids that I meet in the street are serious hardened criminals that I meet in the street, never had a mother and a father to love them, to protect them, to teach them right from wrong and lead them out of crime and gangs and stuff like that.

Steven Seagal

I love my mother dearly, but it wouldn’t be suitable for me to live with her all the time.

Keith Emerson

I’ve just learned that love is a very fleeting thing, so we – then we have it; we need to hold on to it but hold on to it in a gracious fashion. Not in the smothering but more so just a covering kind of love.

Betty Wright

Our society loves raw character; we love raw women. We don’t love our mother because she is hot and sexy: we love our mother because she is our mother. We love our granny because she is our granny. We value her. We don’t remember anyone’s face from our childhood; we love our granny’s face.

Kangana Ranaut

My mother taught me to love my work. I learned everything about business from her.

David Geffen

I love being a grandmother. That feeling you have for your own child – you don’t ever think it will be replicated, and I did wonder if I would have to ‘pretend’ with my grandchildren. But my heart was taken on day one.

Joanna Lumley

I really love Scrabble. I played it with my mother growing up. We took it everywhere with us. We didn’t know then about the two letter words. Who knew that AA, or more controversially, ZA, or QI were words? We were a games family generally.

Meg Wolitzer

What I love most about Mother’s Day is that I am acknowledged and honored for being a mother.

Liya Kebede

The picture has made its million back in four months; I have been overwhelmed by letters, hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love, father love, sister love, brother love.

Erich von Stroheim

My first memories of music are of my mother playing Dominican music in the house because my parents love to dance. They love to throw parties and dance, so there was a lot Latin music in the house.

Cyrille Aimee

People who have not done their research on me do not know that I am European, born in Copenhagen, Denmark to an Italian father from Napoli and a mother from Alabama who was singing opera and went to Europe, met my dad, fell in love, and then moved back to Rome, where I was raised, between Rome and Hamburg.

Giancarlo Esposito

My love for artichokes comes from when I was very young. My mother and father would slice the hearts and fry them, and they would be crispy around the leaves and tender at the base.

Jose Andres

I’m one of those hovering mothers and I know it’s really important to have an independent child, so I’m trying to back off, but it’s hard. I love him so much, and he’s so funny and cute to me.

Selma Blair

I love children and I love family and I love that interaction. Because I had a really close relationship with my mother, I understand that deep powerful love, and it’s so beautiful. To be a mother to a child is the most brilliant gift; it’s gorgeous.

Alicia Keys

My mother was a stay-at-home mom until I was about 11, when she got a job – and it was like a light came on inside her. It’s not wrong to be passionate about your career. When you love what you do, you bring that stimulation back to your family.

Allison Pearson

My mother actually does most of my shopping for me. I love fashion, but I don’t really love shopping.

Danielle de Niese

For me, and this may not be everybody, but because I do love country music so much, there’s such a feeling of home in Nashville, especially because it’s such a small town. You bring up one song, everybody knows who wrote it, everybody knows their mother and what their cell number is, and all of the stories.

Garrett Hedlund

My mother is an ordained minister. I’m a Muslim. She didn’t do back flips when I called her to tell her I converted 17 years ago. But I tell you now, you put things to the side, and I’m able to see her, and she’s able to see me. We love each other. The love has grown.

Mahershala Ali

When we recognise the virtues, the talent, the beauty of Mother Earth, something is born in us, some kind of connection, love is born.

Thich Nhat Hanh

I love to hang out with my friends and go to the movies. My mom and I are involved in the Mother/Daughter Organization – national charity work. Whenever I get free time, we volunteer. It’s an organization so mothers and daughters can spend time together while volunteering.

Hailee Steinfeld

My father, my mother, and then my father was always on top of me – ‘Keep your nose clean. Do you love what you’re doing?’ ‘Yes.’ ‘Then be aware, or you’re going to lose it.’

Paul Anka

Motherhood is tough. If you just want a wonderful little creature to love, you can get a puppy.

Barbara Walters

I’d love to own a bakery at some point. My grandmother could help me run it – she is an amazing baker! I’d also love to do a cookbook.

Jordin Sparks

I absolutely love being a mother. It’s been a blessing. It’s fun and it’s hard, but it’s absolutely amazing.

Keisha Castle-Hughes

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Motivational Quotes Best 2020 Collection [Part 2]

I’ve always thought of acting as more of an exercise in empathy, which is not to be confused with sympathy. You’re trying to get inside a certain emotional reality or motivational reality and try to figure out what that’s about so you can represent it.

Edward Norton

Operas elucidate, in a way sometimes absent in other theatrical productions, the very human fact that in every hero, there is a thread of duplicity. In every villain, there is another side to consider: We don’t have to like him or her, but we are compelled to think about motivation.

Karen DeCrow

The motivation should come from regulatory enforcement, but enforcement is weak, and environmental litigation is near to impossible. So there’s an urgent need for extensive public participation to generate another kind of motivation.

Ma Jun

Obstacles to job creation in America are a result of policy, not of motivation.

Rick Scott

Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.

Theodore Roosevelt

Music can be useful during training to help get you psyched, and I still listen to music on easy climbs or in the gym. But during cutting-edge solos or really hard climbs, I unplug. There shouldn’t be a need for extra motivation on big days, be it music or anything else. It should come from within.

Alex Honnold

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.

Epictetus

Part of my motivation for writing mysteries for young people is that I loved mysteries when I was growing up, and now that I’m on the creative end of things, I’m discovering that they’re even more fun to write!

Wendelin Van Draanen

Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.

Baruch Spinoza

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.

Samuel Beckett

I like to put on hardcore when I have to clean my apartment, which I hate to do, but it’s motivational. I like old heavy metal when I’m outside working on my car. Music has definite functions for me.

Peter Steele

The motivation part is all essential in keeping my voice, but there are the human factors of discipline.

Jerome Hines

The biggest problem in rock journalism is that often the writer’s main motivation is to become friends with the band. They’re not really journalists; they’re people who want to be involved in rock and roll.

Chuck Klosterman

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.

Benjamin Jowett

It is very important to know who you are. To make decisions. To show who you are.

Malala Yousafzai

Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.

Og Mandino

I love to run. When the weather’s bad, I should get on the treadmill in the basement gym of my apartment building, but I lack the motivation.

Tom Riley

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.

H. G. Wells

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

Benjamin Franklin

What is called genius is the abundance of life and health.

Henry David Thoreau

The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.

Muhammad Iqbal

I think sometimes I guess you see records, say you want to get there and use that as motivation. In a way, it’s kind of cool if there is a possibility to rewrite history and be up there with the greats of Olympic history.

Michael Phelps

One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.

Michael Korda

I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that’s a lot of what acting is.

Liev Schreiber

Either I will find a way, or I will make one.

Philip Sidney

I can’t conceive of cooking in a sunny place like Florida because my motivation comes from the changing seasons. That’s why I decided to live in New York.

Daniel Boulud

An employee’s motivation is a direct result of the sum of interactions with his or her manager.

Bob Nelson

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.

Jim Ryun

Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Pope John XXIII

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

John Dewey

The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.

Unknown

I used to think that if someone gained their weight back, it was my fault, but all I can do is be God’s motivator and try to instill the motivation in others so they do it themselves.

Richard Simmons

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

Les Brown

When you have good runners, you always run fast. That’s the motivation for me. But I have room to improve in my technique and in the start.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.

Diane Sawyer

Real obsession needs an unconscious motivation behind it.

Damon Galgut

I don’t need any more motivation. I’m fighting Canelo Alvarez. If that can’t get me motivated, then I’m in the wrong sport.

Liam Smith

The last two years we got beat in this round. They came out with the motivation to win.

Jimmy Haynes

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.

Jim Rohn

Vanity is great motivation, to be fair.

Matthew McConaughey

Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.

Bradley Whitford

But I find with Francis Bacon, some of the things were in the place, and someone who was connected with these schools of thought, and someone who had a motivation that equals the scope of the comedy and the tragedy in the plays.

Mark Rylance

There’s a way to do it better – find it.

Thomas A. Edison

I don’t know if there are words to describe my motivation.

Lorrie Fair

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.

Ayn Rand

Crave for a thing, you will get it. Renounce the craving, the object will follow you by itself.

Swami Sivananda

The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare.

Bobby Knight

I’d say the most memorable thing for me was my dedication and motivation in how I got so involved in boxing.

Alexis Arguello

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, ‘It’s in the script.’ If he says, ‘But what’s my motivation?, ‘ I say, ‘Your salary.’

Alfred Hitchcock

One of the thrills of playing at the top tennis centres of the world is to see the Indian flag go up whenever I’m participating in these events. That’s enough motivation for any Indian who has the opportunity to perform at these tournaments.

Sania Mirza

The more we do, the more we can do.

William Hazlitt

The turning point was when I hit my 30th birthday. I thought, if really want to write, it’s time to start. I picked up the book How to Write a Novel in 90 Days. The author said to just write three pages a day, and I figured, I can do this. I never got past Page 3 of that book.

James Rollins

The motivation is important for me to act it, but I don’t necessarily want the audience to know my motivation.

Oscar Isaac

Do whatever you do intensely.

Robert Henri

Follow your dreams, work hard, practice and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Sasha Cohen

Motivation, passion, and focus have to come from the top.

Kevin Plank

You can look for external sources of motivation and that can catalyze a change, but it won’t sustain one. It has to be from an internal desire.

Jillian Michaels

I know Elon, we’re very like minded in many ways. We’re not conceptual twins. One thing I want us to do is go to Mars, but for me it’s one thing. He’s singularly focused on that. I think motivation wise, for me I don’t find that Plan B idea motivating. I don’t want a plan B for Earth, I want Plan B to make sure Plan A works.

Jeff Bezos

My principal motivation is supporting my family, which is not a bad reason for getting up in the morning. That’s always been my motivation – to take care of the people who rely on me.

Tony Parsons

You can never quit. Winners never quit, and quitters never win.

Ted Turner

We had an opportunity to clinch a playoff berth and I think if that’s not enough motivation I don’t think you should be playing this game.

Tina Thompson

The personality problem is so tough when you’re not able to pay people. It’s bad enough when you can pay people, but, when you have people working for free, often their motivation is diminished considerably.

John Badham

You want an audience. If you didn’t, you wouldn’t be a writer. The biggest motivation to write is the knowledge that someone will read it.

Andy Weir

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.

Jim Rohn

Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.

Albert Schweitzer

Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.

George Whitefield

Hopefully my books are improving. One of the ways I find motivation to improve is looking at someone who is already at a high level and continues to get better with each book. That’s really what you want to emulate.

Michael Koryta

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.

Alfred A. Montapert

The people who influence you are the people who believe in you.

Henry Drummond

I believe that if your primary motivation in life is to be moral, you don’t become an artist.

Mary Gordon

At the beginning of my career, my desire to understand was associated with a profound desire to act, with the wish to influence opinion and policy; but, over the years, this motivation has come to be of secondary importance, far behind my desire to understand.

Maurice Allais

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.

Confucius

My motivation is my desire to help people. If people want to have children and cannot in the normal way, and I can do something about it, then I will do so.

Panayiotis Zavos

Myths are stories that express meaning, morality or motivation. Whether they are true or not is irrelevant.

Michael Shermer

Talent is crucial. It needs to be driven by motivation, but blind ambition isn’t the key.

Lily Cole

I thank those people that thought I had lost the agility to play shortstop, because they gave me more motivation.

Asdrubal Cabrera

The more things you do, the more you can do.

Lucille Ball

Personally, I’ve never really wanted to be a rock star. That wasn’t my motivation in life. It kind of happened.

John Oates

We expert teachers know that motivation and emotional impact are what matter.

Donald Norman

For me, motivation is easy. I enjoy what I’m doing, and I’m lucky to play tennis. I enjoy the suffering. It’s something quite natural for me to go on the court and suffer, and to go in the gym and to suffer, and to know the only way to get better is to work out – that’s what I like.

Stanislas Wawrinka

Hitch your wagon to a star.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I know not age, nor weariness nor defeat.

Rose Kennedy

I have been compared to Mao since we were both junior skaters. We’ve felt the rivalry since then, so we wanted to avoid each other. However, she has been my motivation.

Kim Yuna

Pursue one great decisive aim with force and determination.

Carl von Clausewitz

The hardships that I encountered in the past will help me succeed in the future.

Philip Emeagwali

I want to be motivational and inspirational for everybody: my big aim is more women on bicycles.

Marianne Vos

Psychology doesn’t like to talk about evil. It likes to talk about bad childhoods. But I very much believe that some people are evil and motivation is not necessary for evil.

Laura Schlessinger

You have to make it happen.

Denis Diderot

I do have motivation. A lot of motivation.

LeBron James

Action, reaction, motivation, emotion, all have to come from the characters. Writing a love scene requires the same elements from the writer as any other.

Nora Roberts

One may miss the mark by aiming too high as too low.

Thomas Fuller

My motivation was an idea of being able to improve the conditions of life, to try to find a remedy to many of the problems facing the world. That’s what led me into economics. I saw it as a way of helping people.

Maurice Allais

As a younger actor, my motivation may have been ‘Do you want that job or don’t you?’ Now it’s ‘Do you want to look like crap on film?’

Liam McIntyre

You never know what motivates you.

Cicely Tyson

I don’t think there’s any real motivation for somebody to be a truck driver. Mine was simple; dad was a truck driver, I wanted to own one.

Lindsay Fox

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

Woodrow Wilson

These were the moments when I was disappointed and frustrated, when I got so low because it seemed all my hard work had been wasted. But the moments passed, and the motivation to go back to rehab was there again.

Kim Clijsters

A goal is a dream with a deadline.

Napoleon Hill

We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.

Thomas Paine

I do think you need to understand a character’s motivation and perspective.

J. K. Simmons

Deserve your dream.

Octavio Paz

Only the educated are free.

Epictetus

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best.

St. Jerome

It’s a big deal to reveal your friend’s deepest truth, your friend’s deepest secret. And for all of us, when we do these big things, there’s a complexity of motivation that comes behind that decision.

Gene Luen Yang

Do your work with your whole heart, and you will succeed – there’s so little competition.

Elbert Hubbard

I had never even thought I’d be an actress – I was supposed to be a lawyer. But the motivation is the same: when you act, you defend a role; you have to be convincing. It’s the same career.

Anne Parillaud

With good coaching, proper motivation and the right club structure with organic growth, you can achieve an awful lot in football.

Gary Neville

As long as I’m not selling out the people that ride or die with me, I’m glad I’m not an MC. I’m a motivational speaker. I’m not that rapper dude.

Young Jeezy

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.

Zig Ziglar

My motivation at the moment is around knowing how it feels to turn a business around, and I can’t wait to have that feeling again.

Steve Easterbrook

I always had a lot of fun in America, with much more freedom than if I had tried to cook in France. I wouldn’t have the same motivation or inspiration, and I wouldn’t have cooked for the same kind of people in France, so it wouldn’t have given me this edge I had in America.

Daniel Boulud

Winning is motivation.

Kawhi Leonard

Don’t think, just do.

Horace

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.

Christopher Morley

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path.

Khalil Gibran

Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds.

Gordon B. Hinckley

From my tribe I take nothing, I am the maker of my own fortune.

Tecumseh

You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.

Jack London

Never complain and never explain.

Benjamin Disraeli

You create your opportunities by asking for them.

Shakti Gawain

Either you run the day or the day runs you.

Jim Rohn

I’m a transactional lawyer, which involves a lot of negotiation. If nothing else, that’s given me a good eye for human motivation and frequent case studies in peculiar psychological quirks. I think that’s served me fairly well as a writer.

Paul S. Kemp

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

Lou Holtz

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.

Noel Coward

Fortunately during my career I have won more or less everything, so I need to enjoy it to have the right motivation.

Valentino Rossi

I tried to instill a different motivation, to give them the security and the conviction that they were doing something good, something necessary, something useful – if you want to use a grandiose expression, that they were doing something for peace.

Markus Wolf

If we take as given that critical infrastructures are vulnerable to a cyber terrorist attack, then the question becomes whether there are actors with the capability and motivation to carry out such an operation.

Dorothy Denning

When you fail you learn from the mistakes you made and it motivates you to work even harder.

Natalie Gulbis

There is always room at the top.

Daniel Webster

I’m not the type to pat myself on the back and all that, but somebody has to be lucky, right? When I got to Dallas, I was struggling – sleeping on the floor with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment. I used to drive around, look at the big houses, and imagine what it would be like to live there and use that as motivation.

Mark Cuban

God always strives together with those who strive.

Aeschylus

A will finds a way.

Orison Swett Marden

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths, rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.

John D. Rockefeller

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

Walt Disney

Excellence endures and sustains. It goes beyond motivation into the realms of inspiration.

Azim Premji

Motivation has always been a fascinating factor when considering a touring artist, especially when the years stack up. What keeps one out there year after year?

Henry Rollins

Anytime you see Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West. Anytime a young black person’s doing good, that’s motivation for everybody else. Anytime, anytime, it’s motivation. Use that fuel to push you forward. That’s what I did.

Keke Palmer

When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

William Butler Yeats

My first book was called, ‘Mountain, Get Out of My Way,’ where I did an autobiographical sketch, if you will, looking back at myself and looking back at things in my life, and juxtaposing them against things that are happening in other people’s lives and trying to be motivational.

Montel Williams

Understanding motivation is one of the most important things we can do in our lives, because it has such a bearing on why we do the things we do and whether we enjoy them or not.

Clayton Christensen

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

William Blake

I’m a person that’s grounded in faith and believe that my core values, motivation, inspiration, draw from a conception of the world in that way.

Cory Booker

Knowing the opportunity to win a championship here in Chicago, right now, that’s the main motivation for me.

Ben Zobrist

People make me key chains… someone attached a Dauntless symbol to a silver pen. That one is what I use to sign books. I use that a lot. I like to keep them around because they remind me that people are waiting for these books and that they really love them. It gives me motivation in those times when I’m not feeling very motivated.

Veronica Roth

Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It’s not anger, it’s motivation.

Roger Clemens

It was all about wanting to get revenge. Pathetic, really, but it still is the motivation.

Julian Clary

I attribute my success to this – I never gave or took any excuse.

Florence Nightingale

Some of the martial arts films, the motivation is about martial arts. That’s where it’s coming from. It is a visual, commercial film, to showcase the next stunt, the biggest thing. And character development becomes a side thing.

Michelle Yeoh

I’d rather do a great play than a mediocre play in New York. As much as I’d like to be seen in New York, that’s not my driving motivation. My motivation is to play great roles, wherever they happen.

Laila Robins

It’s tough when you’re No. 1. You don’t have any private life, you can’t even walk anywhere. I think that was one reason why I lost my motivation to play tennis.

Bjorn Borg

I do have high standards. I look at everything I have done and think, ‘Why wasn’t that better?’ Part of my motivation is from crippling self-doubt – I have got to prove myself wrong.

Michael Palin

Once something is a passion, the motivation is there.

Michael Schumacher

It’s always too early to quit.

Norman Vincent Peale

When you’re CEO, you have to have two conditions: first, shareholders need to trust you and want you to head your company. The second is that you need to feel the motivation to do the job. So, as long as both are reunited, you continue to do the job.

Carlos Ghosn

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

Henry Ford

I’m 53, and it’s hard to get to the gym every day. If I know on Friday I’m going to be wrestling, then I don’t want to look bad, so it gives me motivation. Plus, once you’re in motion, it’s a lot easier to stay in motion.

Kevin Nash

You can’t expect to hit the jackpot if you don’t put a few nickels in the machine.

Flip Wilson

Leap, and the net will appear.

John Burroughs

While I have always thought that the motivation for looking for E.T. was both self-evident and patently worthy, it’s possible that I’m a victim of my own job description. Others don’t inevitably agree. Some will opine that there are better ways to spend the money.

Seth Shostak

Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.

Bo Jackson

The more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world and the world at large.

Confucius

Decide what you want, decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.

H. L. Hunt

Wherever you are – be all there.

Jim Elliot

In my industry, it’s important to have people I look to for different things: guidance, inspiration and motivation.

Becky G

In the new economy, information, education, and motivation are everything.

William J. Clinton

Working with Timbaland, he gives me insight; he throws me different ways to approach the beat, and those extra tips go a long way. I know that he’s worked with some of the greats, so it’s just motivation. I feel inspired when we’re in the booth together.

Tink

I’m not a guy who needs to read motivation books.

Lleyton Hewitt

Other people’s success spurs me on to do well and gives me motivation.

Nicholas Hoult

A somebody was once a nobody who wanted to and did.

John Burroughs

While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.

Dorothy Denning

A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up. The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up the motivation in a story line.

Desi Arnaz

Opportunity does not knock, it presents itself when you beat down the door.

Kyle Chandler

I have worked enough and I am happy to be touring the country speaking about living with MS to give people inspiration and motivation to help themselves.

Teri Garr

It always seems impossible until it’s done.

Nelson Mandela

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.

Charles R. Swindoll

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.

Walter Elliot

There’s always a lot of talk about motivation to race, but nobody really knows what I do or what I think apart from myself, so I don’t really care what people think.

Kimi Raikkonen

After a storm comes a calm.

Matthew Henry

Y’know, the real reason why I was such a failure in the sense of being unable to make any sort of a living was because I was really not motivated. I had no motivation.

Paul Twitchell

Climbing, as my grandmother said, it’s a pretty frivolous thing. She always wondered when I was going to get a real job. But climbing is a real job for me now, and I enjoy it. It’s a gift that I’m able to do it, share adventure and motivation with people.

Conrad Anker

Always desire to learn something useful.

Sophocles

Be Impeccable With Your Word. Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love.

Don Miguel Ruiz

I don’t ever want to be like a peasant. I want to always be all right. But motivation is fans – not your kids, your mum, none of that. All of that matters, but number one is your fans.

Young Thug

I’m not saying I like to be kicked, but it’s good for me to feel I am in the game. Definitely. A motivation.

Eden Hazard

As far as I can tell, most actors’ main motivation is self-doubt and neuroses.

Daniel Radcliffe

If people are really excited about their music, and that’s their primary motivation, then that comes through in demo tapes. That’s the most important ingredient.

Greg Ginn

If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.

Eminem

I’d rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed.

Robert H. Schuller

I was always curious about motivation and intention, and really, that’s a lot of what acting is. I was a little bit different.

Liev Schreiber

It didn’t matter how good I was. It was always, ‘You’re a girl. You can’t play with the guys.’ It’s always been motivation for me.

Sheryl Swoopes

I have enough motivation just not looking like an idiot on national television. The fear of disappointing people is certainly higher.

Alec Berg

I think that most of the people running companies today are motivated and pay is a small portion of the motivation.

James Sinegal

Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.

Wayne Dyer

The motivation for making movies is that people actually see them.

Xavier Dolan

I don’t care about motivation. I care about credibility.

Eliot Spitzer

Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.

Lee Iacocca

What everyone in the astronaut corps shares in common is not gender or ethnic background, but motivation, perseverance, and desire – the desire to participate in a voyage of discovery.

Ellen Ochoa

Never, never, never give up.

Winston Churchill

We should not give up and we should not allow the problem to defeat us.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

My hope is that each of the villains I write will have his or her own motivation that readers can understand, whether they agree or disagree.

Cullen Bunn

There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

Nelson Mandela

Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. Don’t sell out.

Christopher Reeve

If you make it a game, gamers will play it no matter what your motivation is in making it.

Jane McGonigal

Give Obama a script he has made his own, and he is the motivational speaker to end all speakers. Tony Robbins cloned with Honest Abe.

Tina Brown

Every time somebody calls me out or tries to start something, it’s motivation.

Ryan Sheckler

The most effective way to do it, is to do it.

Amelia Earhart

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But… the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?’

Martin Luther King, Jr.

I definitely wanted to earn my freedom. But the primary motivation wasn’t making money, but making an impact.

Sean Parker

I grew up in South Africa, but like many people at that time, I couldn’t bear living in the country. The main motivation for moving to Britain was to get away.

Manfred Mann

I’ve heard people on panels say, ‘You must have a Web site. You need to tweet. Repeat the title of your book constantly,’ and I just want to say, ‘Shut up. Everything you’re saying is wrong.’ People will know instantly if your only motivation for tweeting is to sell books.

Maureen Johnson

I’ve a great family, two children to take care of. Then, of course, I do commentary for TV. I do speak about various women’s issues around the world – like LGBT, motivational speeches. I have a lot on my plate right now. But eventually, yes, I would like to pass on the knowledge and something that I would like to do.

Martina Navratilova

NASA’s been one of the most successful public investments in motivating students to do well and achieve all they can achieve, and it’s sad that we are turning the program in a direction where it will reduce the amount of motivation it provides to young people.

Buzz Aldrin

Set yourself earnestly to see what you are made to do, and then set yourself earnestly to do it.

Phillips Brooks

Nations don’t have friends; they have interests. The best motivation for a state to act if it is remote from an epidemic is if its own security is at risk.

Joanne Liu

When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.

Arsene Wenger

I like motivational books, because I like the go-getting American spirit – your destiny is in your own hands, life is what you make it, don’t accept your limitations, jump before you’re pushed, leap before you look.

Louise Mensch

I am not afraid… I was born to do this.

Joan of Arc

I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.

Donna Brazile

Step by step and the thing is done.

Charles Atlas

If someone has failed, that is not a deficiency for me. I think that he has more motivation. I’ve seen many examples where someone was successful first and failed later and failed first and then succeeded. If they failed in an honest way, I don’t see it as a deficiency.

Yossi Vardi

Your talent is God’s gift to you. What you do with it is your gift back to God.

Leo Buscaglia

Motivation will almost always beat mere talent.

Norman Ralph Augustine

All directors are storytellers, so the motivation was to tell the story I wanted to tell. That’s what I love.

Spike Lee

People need motivation to do anything. I don’t think human beings learn anything without desperation.

Jim Carrey

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Lao Tzu

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

Tom Stoppard

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Our subliminal mental processes operate outside awareness because they arise in these portions of our mind that are inaccessible to our conscious self; their inaccessibility is due to the architecture of the brain rather than because they have been subject to Freudian motivational forces like repression.

Leonard Mlodinow

I can, therefore I am.

Simone Weil

If you think black people have a motivation problem, open up a Wal-Mart and advertise a thousand jobs. Watch 5,000 people show up.

Jesse Jackson

I do paint, and I wanted to actually be a painter. Sometimes I’ll whip out paints. It’s tough to find the motivation, but it’s also a solitary, lonely occupation. What I like about acting is that it is such a collaborative thing.

Dichen Lachman

I went to a motivational training course once, a course of self-discovery, and I found out after a week that my fear – it was not a fear of not being accepted – was a very violent fear of failure.

Emanuel Steward

If someone is going down the wrong road, he doesn’t need motivation to speed him up. What he needs is education to turn him around.

Jim Rohn

Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate.

Zendaya

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.

Aldous Huxley

I don’t feel that this concept of disruptive technology is the solution for everybody. But I think it’s very important for innovators to understand what we’ve learned about established companies’ motivation to target obvious profitable markets – and about their inability to find emerging ones. The evidence is just overwhelming.

Clayton Christensen

I realized I love motivating and I love empowering and I love inspiring people. I did that as an athlete for 18 years, and I am able to do that as a motivational speaker now as well as doing work on television.

Dominique Dawes

My progress on the piano and my motivation to practice increased dramatically when I caught a vision of my potential.

Sheri L. Dew

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.

Victor Kiam

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I’m going to write a book, continue acting, continue motivational speaking and just share with people who I am and what I’ve learned in my second chance of life and pass it on to people in their first chance of life.

J. R. Martinez

You know looking back on it now I used the fight and after the fight as motivation, to make sure I was going to be the best middleweight in the world for a long time.

Marvin Hagler

I think people who are creative are the luckiest people on earth. I know that there are no shortcuts, but you must keep your faith in something Greater than You, and keep doing what you love. Do what you love, and you will find the way to get it out to the world.

Judy Collins

When people feel they’re getting to speak into what’s being preached, there is high built-in motivation to participate.

John Ortberg

There is no motivation higher than being a good writer.

Tom Wolfe

A good plan violently executed now is better than a perfect plan executed next week.

George S. Patton

I’ll be honest with you: before I heard Nicki rapping, I probably wouldn’t have thought to rap myself. Just to see a female doing it and being in there with the guys, it was motivation.

Tink

Exercise plays a huge role in keeping me sane, and that’s my primary motivation to ‘find time.’

Jessica Scorpio

Well, I actually grew up in the sixties. I feel very lucky, actually, that that was my slice of time that I was dealt. Let’s remember that the real motivation in the sixties, and even in the fifties, was the Cold War.

Ann Druyan

Your heaviest artillery will be your will to live. Keep that big gun going.

Norman Cousins

My motivation wasn’t really to get a $95 million contract, you know?

Kawhi Leonard

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.

Sidney Sheldon

Typically, if you reward something, you get more of it. You punish something, you get less of it. And our businesses have been built for the last 150 years very much on that kind of motivational scheme.

Daniel H. Pink

Mostly we’re motivated to control ourselves in public. Mostly. At home the motivation is much less clear. At home there’s a bit of a lab for bad behavior. You can test things out without terrible consequences. Or maybe the consequences are there, but they are deferred, buried, much harder to detect.

Ben Marcus

People always accuse me of being motivational in a way, like it was a bad thing, but that’s just how I was raised. My mom raised me in a positive environment, with lots of love in my heart, and that reflects in my music.

Lenny Kravitz

Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire. This is your moment. Own it.

Oprah Winfrey

If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.

Dale Carnegie

No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.

Jessica Savitch

We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t ‘life hacks’ from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board.

Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Thatcher was the motivation for my entire political career. I hated everything she stood for.

Nicola Sturgeon

My main motivation for staying in the spotlight at all is, I don’t want to just be known for being involved in ‘Playboy,’ or having been Hugh Hefner’s girlfriend – I hate that. I like to show I can do other things and take on other challenges. That’s my main motivation.

Holly Madison

When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.

Elon Musk

Being here allows me to make the case that not all aging, narcissistic movie actors whose children could be mistaken for their grandchildren necessarily act with the same motivation.

Warren Beatty

If you’re going through hell, keep going.

Winston Churchill

To know oneself, one should assert oneself.

Albert Camus

But now I’m getting that spiritual motivation to visit Africa.

Dennis Brown

Don’t fight the problem, decide it.

George C. Marshall

I think change is possible, but only for individuals who were never truly gay in the first place and who have a strong personal motivation to recover their heterosexuality.

Marilyn vos Savant

What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.

Ralph Marston

I want to build a legacy at the WWE, but I definitely want to continue to grow the Bella Empire. I want it to go beyond the ring. I would love to be a motivational speaker.

Nikki Bella

If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.

Jim Rohn

Problems are not stop signs, they are guidelines.

Robert H. Schuller

Know or listen to those who know.

Baltasar Gracian

To be wholly devoted to some intellectual exercise is to have succeeded in life.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way.

Eileen Caddy

You must take action now that will move you towards your goals. Develop a sense of urgency in your life.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

True happiness involves the full use of one’s power and talents.

John W. Gardner

I started doing motivational tours. I’ve seen all kinds of people, from the CEOs to the lowest executive, opening up to their fears. We don’t introspect as much as we should.

Anupam Kher

By establishing a social policy that keeps physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia illegal but recognizes exceptions, we would adopt the correct moral view: the onus of proving that everything had been tried and that the motivation and rationale were convincing would rest on those who wanted to end a life.

Ezekiel Emanuel

Meetings should be like salt – a spice sprinkled carefully to enhance a dish, not poured recklessly over every forkful. Too much salt destroys a dish. Too many meetings destroy morale and motivation.

Jason Fried

Who seeks shall find.

Sophocles

Oh, I would love to be a motivational speaker. I have pulled myself out of a million potholes, and I can see the potholes ahead of me. That doesn’t mean that I could always do that so perfectly for my own life. I totally fall in potholes.

Drew Barrymore

We make the world we live in and shape our own environment.

Orison Swett Marden

The great fights with your strongest rivals are always the biggest motivation. When you win easily it’s not the same taste.

Valentino Rossi

In motivating people, you’ve got to engage their minds and their hearts. I motivate people, I hope, by example – and perhaps by excitement, by having productive ideas to make others feel involved.

Rupert Murdoch

Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The wise does at once what the fool does at last.

Baltasar Gracian

To be a good loser is to learn how to win.

Carl Sandburg

If you’ve got a talent, protect it.

Jim Carrey

They can conquer who believe they can.

Virgil

The thing that motivates me is a very common form of motivation. And that is, with other folks counting on me, it’s so easy to be motivated.

Jeff Bezos

There’s always motivation coming into Majors. If you can’t get up and get excited to win one of these, then you probably shouldn’t be playing golf.

Jason Dufner

I would say that one of the really special gifts about playing an athlete is that it’s the best motivation you’ll ever have to get in top shape and stay in top shape because you know that you’re going to be expected to deliver.

Holt McCallany

Google is about information and computers and making things really fast. Facebook is about the sharing and connections. These missions give these companies direction and motivation.

Paul Buchheit

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.

Unknown

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

I just can’t get excited about money as a motivation in a film. It leaves me cold.

Simon Beaufoy

Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.

Pauline Kael

Never give in and never give up.

Hubert H. Humphrey

If there was one word on a motivation or world view, that one word would be ‘liberty.’ That’s what inspires me and motivates me more than anything – just the concept of freedom, liberty, what it means.

Michele Bachmann

Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.

John Donne

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

Norman Vincent Peale

You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.

George Lucas

I really believe that everyone has a talent, ability, or skill that he can mine to support himself and to succeed in life.

Dean Koontz

If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.

Emile Zola

Marvin’s Motivational Moments actually started as something that was actually therapeutic for me. I would sit up late at night after my wife passed trying to adjust to being alone.

Marvin Sapp

Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.

Dalai Lama

I sat down with my trainers to check my past seasons and to see what could be done to keep me motivated and in good shape. I had to find a new motivation, a new momentum.

Hermann Maier

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.

Wayne Dyer

I’m actually not a particularly negative person, but I feel like most things are better when they’re not actualized. The motivation that comes from wanting something is so much more driving of people than actually getting it.

Grimes

I could live a normal life. My motivation is only to take on new challenges.

Holly Madison

The reach of Coke and McDonald’s is undeniable, and I’m thrilled these iconic brands are joining forces to inspire local communities through messages of peace and motivation in unique ways. It’s an added bonus that they are using the lyrics to ‘Rise Up’ as a part of those messages.

Andra Day

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.

Aristotle

I don’t believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be.

Ken Venturi

Just looking when I was little at pictures of cars and houses that I wanted – it gives you a certain motivation, it gives you a goal.

Jason Day

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.

Og Mandino

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.

Thomas Jefferson

Motivation is just this potion to create stuff, a compulsion to express the truth of my own experiences in this life.

Juliana Hatfield

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.

Zig Ziglar

Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.

Stephen Hawking

For so long I wanted to win the gold medal. Then I won. I had to figure out what was the new motivation to take myself to that place again.

Bryan Clay

I’ll always use the negativity as more motivation to work even harder and become even stronger.

Tim Tebow

In my experience, there is only one motivation, and that is desire. No reasons or principle contain it or stand against it.

Jane Smiley

I’ve worked too hard and too long to let anything stand in the way of my goals. I will not let my teammates down and I will not let myself down.

Mia Hamm

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

I come to win.

Leo Durocher

When people ask me what my motivation is, I have a simple answer: money.

Jerry Reed

I believe that any type of education can be great, but an education about ourselves can create something wonderful. I am a comedian, but people have called me a motivational speaker. I don’t really consider myself that at all.

Andy Andrews

In my last scene in ‘Breaking Dawn,’ Bella has just died and I run outside and crumple to the ground and just lose it. I’m bawling. That was my last scene of ‘Twilight’ ever and I definitely had some extra motivation.

Taylor Lautner

I got fitter when I did ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.’ I wore a loincloth – that’s a lot of motivation!

Donny Osmond

Motivation is simple. You eliminate those who are not motivated.

Lou Holtz

When I hear Obama speak he just seems really sincere and he just seems like somebody who actually has his heart and his motivation in the right place. Forget about color or race or gender or whatever, he’s got his heart in the right place.

Adam Yauch

We talk on principal, but act on motivation.

Walter Savage Landor

Ladies are honest. They’re my motivation. They know what’s funny, and the dudes just follow.

Tracy Morgan

I’d be lying if I didn’t say there were days when I went back and said, ‘I wish I’d done this. I should have done that. I handled this the wrong way.’ But it’s always in the motivation of getting better. I’ve never once looked in the mirror and said, ‘Oh boy, can’t do this one.’

Jeffrey R. Immelt

I’m thrilled to continue my partnership with U by Kotex for Generation Know while helping to empower girls. I’ve always been a motivational resource for my younger sisters and hope I can positively impact and inspire other young girls too.

Khloe Kardashian

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.

Bo Bennett

Things do not happen. Things are made to happen.

John F. Kennedy

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

Orson Scott Card

It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation.

Vladimir Putin

While we somehow understand revenge on an intuitive level between individuals, I do suspect that companies, assuming that people are rational, completely miss and underestimate the motivation people have for revenge.

Dan Ariely

My motivation is to get a deeper understanding and exploration of something that I want to know about the human condition. So, that’s what I look for in the material I read: if it’s asking a genuine question about a concept of the world that interests me. And also, it helps if it’s a context that I find interesting.

Rose McIver

Giving back, doing motivational speeches and stuff like that, that’s always made me feel good. If you repeatedly go out there, and you are the change that you want to see, then that’s what you are.

Keke Palmer

I love my stories being multi-layered, and coming at it from different angles, so that you don’t understand the film’s true emotional motivation until the very end.

M. Night Shyamalan

The weeds keep multiplying in our garden, which is our mind ruled by fear. Rip them out and call them by name.

Sylvia Browne

If you think you can do it, you can.

John Burroughs

It’s easy to motivate a client when they are sitting on a bench right in front of you, but the real challenge for a trainer is to have that motivation exist even when you are not around.

Jessie Pavelka

Either move or be moved.

Ezra Pound

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

The dog that trots about finds a bone.

Golda Meir

Get action. Seize the moment. Man was never intended to become an oyster.

Theodore Roosevelt

It doesn’t matter who is playing or how old they are. I just worry about what I can control. It doesn’t give me more or less motivation.

Monica Seles

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

Mark Twain

I’m a motivational speaker.

Young Jeezy

The least amount of info actors get, the better. Actors are always like, ‘What is my motivation for this?’ You didn’t write it. Just say the lines.

Steve Howey

I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything… at least not at the same time. So think of your priorities not in terms of what activities you do, but when you do them. Timing is everything.

Dan Millman

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.

Julie Andrews

One of the things I have tried to do with this book and with all of them really is avoid that simple, easy, reductionist view of motivation and to show we do things for a complex net of reasons, a real braid of reasons.

Russell Banks

If you are full of motivation as a player, if you are full of concentration, I am open arms.

Jurgen Klopp

I mean if politics was my main motivation I would be doing politics. But I’m a filmmaker.

Michael Moore

Religious speech is extreme, emotional, and motivational. It is anti-literal, relying on metaphor, allusion, and other rhetorical devices, and it assumes knowledge within a community of believers.

Amy Waldman

I don’t think it’s a Western thing to really talk about intrinsic motivation and the drive for autonomy, mastery and purpose. You have to not be struggling for survival. For people who don’t know where their next meal is coming, notions of finding inner motivation are comical.

Daniel H. Pink

My main motivation is not to get bored. I’m just hoping I get a vaguely maverick reputation.

Vikram Seth

I know where I’m going and I know the truth, and I don’t have to be what you want me to be. I’m free to be what I want.

Muhammad Ali

One motivation for the ‘Soul Train’ awards was the grumbling that all of us in the industry have heard about the way black music tends to be viewed as a secondary phenomenon by the other awards shows.

Don Cornelius

Histories are to educate so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.

Gael Garcia Bernal

Clearly, unless the Lord chooses to explain Himself to us, which often He does not, His motivation and purposes are beyond the reach of mortal man. What this means in practical terms is that many of our questions – especially those that begin with the word ‘why’ – will have to remain unanswered for the time being.

James Dobson

The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential… these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.

Confucius

When suffering from TBI and PTSD, it’s difficult to find the motivation to seek help. I want society not to forget those that served this country.

Max Martini

My motivation for running for Senate was not for the stature of being a senator, but because I wanted to make a difference on issues I feel passionate about.

Herman Cain

Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

There is nothing deep down inside us except what we have put there ourselves.

Richard Rorty

I think it all comes down to motivation. If you really want to do something, you will work hard for it.

Edmund Hillary

I think what I try to do with all the naysayers, negative comments, or even people that think you can’t do it, I’m trying very hard to use it as motivation and to add to that chip on my shoulder.

Erin Andrews

There is progress whether ye are going forward or backward! The thing is to move!

Edgar Cayce

Emotions serve characters’ purposes. That is their motivation.

Ang Lee

That’s the motivation of an artist – to seek attention of some kind.

James Taylor

Obviously, when you’re up against somebody you don’t like there’s extra motivation, but I don’t think any person going for an Olympic gold is going to put friendship first.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Chekhov understood that people are mysterious and can’t be reduced to what we nowadays call ‘motivation.’

Tom Stoppard

Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.

William James

When I lose the sense of motivation and the sense to prove something as a basketball player, it’s time for me to move away from the game.

Michael Jordan

You will never win if you never begin.

Helen Rowland

If faith is your motivation, share that.

Tim Kaine

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

William James

I could have gone to a bigger school. I use it as motivation going to a school that loved me. I wanted to put them on the map and show everyone that you don’t need to go to a top school to make it in the NBA.

Kawhi Leonard

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.

Carol Burnett

I don’t know what it’s like to have a typical father figure. He’s not the dad who’s going to take me to the beach and go swimming, but he’s such a motivational person.

Tiffany Trump

I’ve always tried to go a step past wherever people expected me to end up.

Beverly Sills

Well done is better than well said.

Benjamin Franklin

Money was never the motivation. It never should be in sports.

Katarina Witt

If the motivation is gone, then I am finished.

Marit Bjorgen

He conquers who endures.

Persius

Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.

Sam Levenson

My dad is too cute. Every morning, he sends me one motivational quote. I have a folder full of all his quotes.

Alia Bhatt

Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.

Allen Ginsberg

Go big or go home. Because it’s true. What do you have to lose?

Eliza Dushku

One of the things that I did before I ran for president is I was a professional speaker. Not a motivational speaker – an inspirational speaker. Motivation comes from within. You have to be inspired. That’s what I do. I inspire people, I inspire the public, I inspire my staff. I inspired the organizations I took over to want to succeed.

Herman Cain

You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.

Rabindranath Tagore

I’m a very motivated person. I don’t need extra motivation.

Carson Wentz

When one must, one can.

Charlotte Whitton

Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For me, it’s just acting. It’s pretending. The best actors are children, and children don’t do research. You never see a child going, ‘I’m wondering about my motivation here. How can I do this toy? How can I do this train? I don’t feel train.’

Brian Cox

My motivation is tomorrow, just one day at a time, right?

Rafael Nadal

You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.

Babe Ruth

Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.

George S. Patton

Earl Nightingale has inspired more people toward success and fortune than any other motivational speaker on the planet.

Zig Ziglar

I am not a has-been. I am a will be.

Lauren Bacall

Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.

Donald Trump

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.

Peter Marshall

I’m just trying to pass Tim Duncan in championships if I can one day. That’s my motivation; that’s what I strive for. Tim is one of the greatest players who has ever played, so if I could get close or reach that plateau and have my name on that list.

Kawhi Leonard

Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

Denis Waitley

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often.

Brian Tracy

Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Yes, my life is a life of combat; I can say that this has never stopped for a single instant. It is a combat that started for me at the age of 16. I’m 90 years old now, and my motivation hasn’t changed; it’s the same fervour that drives me.

Ahmed Ben Bella

Deficiency motivation doesn’t work. It will lead to a life-long pursuit of try to fix me. Learn to appreciate what you have and where and who you are.

Wayne Dyer

How do you know you’re going to do something, untill you do it?

J. D. Salinger

For me, motivation is a person who has the capability to recruit the resources he needs to achieve a goal.

Arsene Wenger

We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.

Maya Angelou

Iraq did not spontaneously opt for disarmament. They did it as part of a ceasefire, so they were forced to do it, otherwise the war might have gone on. So the motivation has been very different.

Hans Blix

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.

Mark Caine

The Cinquecento was an engine of motivation at Fiat. It refurbished the image of the entire company. It’s a symbol for the company, but it’s more than that. It’s a global Italian symbol, as Mini is a global British symbol and the Beetle is a global German symbol.

Lapo Elkann

I used to think that losing made you more hungry and determined but after my success at the Olympics and the U.S. Open I realise that winning is the biggest motivation.

Andy Murray

That’s everyone’s motivation: to get to the playoffs and win the World Series.

Asdrubal Cabrera

You need to overcome the tug of people against you as you reach for high goals.

George S. Patton

But what was my motivation was music, and the fact that I love to move around. I’m always moving around.

Suzanne Farrell

I have always let my motivation guide me, and that has served me well. Climbing has taught me how to thrive and created a life that I feel incredibly lucky to have.

Tommy Caldwell

In all the time that people have known me, has anyone ever heard me talk about the importance of rushing records or finishing with the most touchdowns? So if that’s never been important to me, then why would that be a motivation to keep playing?

Barry Sanders

Many are called but few get up.

Oliver Herford

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.

George Herbert

Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.

Og Mandino

Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.

Thomas Jefferson

Poverty was the greatest motivating factor in my life.

Jimmy Dean

To begin, begin.

William Wordsworth

One finds limits by pushing them.

Herbert Simon

Success is the only motivational factor that a boy with character needs.

Woody Hayes

Aim for the moon. If you miss, you may hit a star.

W. Clement Stone

When we started work on the iPhone, the motivation there was we all pretty much couldn’t stand our phones, and we wanted a better phone.

Jonathan Ive

If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

Stevie Wonder

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Dream Quotes Collection [Part 6]

Reality seems valueless by comparison with the dreams of fevered imaginations; reality is therefore abandoned.

Emile Durkheim

I actually build my dreams around the dancers I’ve got in my company.

Graeme Murphy

Most of my actor friends don’t believe it’s possible to let go of it and be happy, and for a while that was true for me. For the first two years I ached, every day. And I had such bad dreams. But then I made the decision to start working on my little shop and all that went away.

Genie Francis

The difference between a builder and an architect is that an architect also cares about desire, about dreams.

Renzo Piano

The percentage you’re paying is too high priced While you’re living beyond all your means And the man in the suit has just bought a new car From the profit he’s made on your dreams.

Steve Winwood

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

A lot of dreams can turn to nightmares… if you don’t really work them.

Dolly Parton

As aspiring athletes, you should never give up on your dreams. Just believe in yourself, and everything will be possible.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

My role as a novelist is to explore ideas and imagination, and hopefully that will inspire people from my world to continue dreaming and to believe in dreams.

Alexis Wright

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the two brothers who carried out the marathon bombing, was a non-practicing Muslim who only became an Islamist militant once his dreams of becoming an Olympic boxer faded. At the time of the attack, he was unemployed.

Peter L. Bergen

IN April 1882 my father died; and I was at once whirled out of my land of dreams into a very different sphere.

Edward Carpenter

Everybody past a certain age, regardless of how they look on the outside, pretty much constantly dreams of being able to escape from their lives.

Douglas Coupland

Freedom is not an ideal, it is not even a protection, if it means nothing more than freedom to stagnate, to live without dreams, to have no greater aim than a second car and another television set.

Adlai Stevenson

L.A. has brought so many opportunities and allowed me to reach the level of success I’ve been blessed to achieve thus far. L.A. can definitely open a lot of doors for anyone focused on achieving their passion and dreams.

Drew Sidora

I gave up school. I gave up a really, really good job. I gave up a lot of stuff. I cut a lot of people out of my life so I could just focus on my fighting dreams.

Paige VanZant

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.

John Barrymore

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams… Man… is above all the plaything of his memory.

Andre Breton

In the Seventies, we still had dreams and hopes of Utopia, but by the end of the decade, the world had shifted to the right.

Tariq Ali

I had dreams, but I didn’t have the sense that they would necessarily work out. They seemed very far-fetched.

Greta Gerwig

Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.

Victor Hugo

Dreams say what they mean, but they don’t say it in daytime language.

Gail Godwin

I save my dreams and hopes for my kids. When I’m making a wish under a bridge or tunnel, it’s always for them.

Alison Sweeney

Field of Dreams is probably our generation’s It’s A Wonderful Life.

Kevin Costner

Most writers are unhappy with film adaptations of their work, and rightly so. ‘Field of Dreams,’ however, caught the spirit and essence of ‘Shoeless Joe’ while making the necessary changes to make the work more visual.

W. P. Kinsella

People who insist on telling their dreams are among the terrors of the breakfast table.

Max Beerbohm

Don’t give up your dreams.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

I can think of some things that would be fun, but I’m living my dreams.

Mike Farrell

We live in America where each and every person has the equal opportunity to take their iPhone or a smartphone and create something and put it online and have the equal ability to blow up and be successful. It’s a tool I hope we inspire tons of people to pick up and go after their dreams.

Todrick Hall

Our life dreams the Utopia. Our death achieves the Ideal.

Victor Hugo

Here’s the miracle: I grew up thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to write ‘Superman’ someday? Wouldn’t it be great to create my own show, or work on ‘Lensman,’ or ‘Forbidden Planet?’ Those were very literally the goals I set for myself, the dreams that I thought I didn’t have a chance in hell of ever actually achieving. But it’s happened.

J. Michael Straczynski

The dreamer can know no truth, not even about his dream, except by awaking out of it.

George Santayana

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream, the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.

Tim Berners-Lee

I never imagined I was going to do movies. My dreams were to become a regional theater actor.

John Carroll Lynch

Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.

Black Elk

In the fifties I had dreams about touching a naked woman and she would turn to bronze or the dream about hot dogs chasing donuts through the Lincoln Tunnel.

Robert Klein

Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.

Gloria Steinem

Do It Under the Influence Yourself! That’s what we’re shooting for! Get drunk and make your dreams come true.

Aziz Ansari

I am very lucky because I am realizing my childhood dreams, and after presenting my shows it’s like a party.

Jean Paul Gaultier

Some people are lucky enough to borrow money from their parents, but that shouldn’t determine whether you can pursue your dreams.

Julian Castro

Dopamine is a chemical released in your brain and your body when you sleep that paralyzes your body so you don’t act out your dreams.

Mike Birbiglia

I think cinema is closer to allegories than to reality. It’s closer to our dreams.

Manuel Puig

Desire suppressed finds its way into other more surreal settings, into dreams.

Susan Minot

We have to stand up for what we believe in, even when we might not be popular for it. Honesty starts with being ourselves, authentic and true to who we are and what we believe in, and that may not always be popular, but it will always let you follow your dreams and your heart.

Tabatha Coffey

Great dreams of great dreamers are always transcended.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Keep God first, chase your dreams, and everything will pay off.

Jacob Latimore

My mother taught me that we all have the power to achieve our dreams. What I lacked was the courage.

Clay Aiken

Ideologies separate us. Dreams and anguish bring us together.

Eugene Ionesco

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.

Tupac Shakur

Look for the light. Look for it in everything. Look for it in yourself, in your children, in your job, and in your dreams. Look for it in the food you eat and in the people you surround yourself with.

Debbie Ford

Our dreams are a second life. I have never been able to penetrate without a shudder those ivory or horned gates which separate us from the invisible world.

Gerard De Nerval

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.

Frida Kahlo

I wanted to be a soccer player, and I became the best of the best, the number one, better than Maradona, better than Pele, and even better than Messi – but only at night, nighttime, during my dreams. When I wake up, I realized that I have wooden legs and that I’m doomed to be a writer.

Eduardo Galeano

I published in 1978 a report on dreams in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. It was the first study of its kind to demonstrate that it is possible for people to make constructive use of their dreams to improve their lives.

Henry Reed

It’s not like I don’t have my own wants and dreams anymore – it’s just that the kids come first. It’s primal.

Angie Harmon

There’s always going to be dreams and goals I have, but I never really tell people what they are.

Tyra Banks

What’s interesting is, for myself, when I become really attracted to somebody, I find them in my dreams… conversations, nothing more.

Alice Englert

We’ve removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.

Jesse Jackson

I’m like the luckiest girl in the world. I’ve gotten to be a princess, I’ve gotten to work with the Muppets. A lot of my childhood dreams about who I wanted to be when I was a grown-up, I at least get to play them in movies.

Amy Adams

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams.

Henry David Thoreau

There are a lot of people who have dreams, goals, and hopes, but there aren’t a lot who get to see them realized.

Tyler Perry

I don’t listen to people who say my dreams are impossible; I just work to prove them wrong.

Liya Kebede

You’ve got to have a dream… if you don’t have any big dreams, nothing happens.

Ian Rush

It’s like one of those dreams you have when someone is chasing you. You’re running as fast as you can, and someone’s trotting behind you, just out of range, trying to grab onto you.

Michael Chang

The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all, the world needs dreamers who do.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

To my mind, ‘Dear Brutus’ stands halfway between Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s ‘Into the Woods’. Like them, it is a play about enchantment and disillusion, dreams and reality.

Michael Dirda

For even in dreams a good deed is not lost.

Pedro Calderon de la Barca

I’d really like to get the girl, shoot the gun, drive the car, have fun. I even have these kind of action dreams, where I’m the action guy.

Kevin Bacon

Reagan never cottoned to dictators. He was pure in this notion in a true belief that democracy was the best solution in the world because it spoke to people’s hopes and dreams and aspirations, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of speech.

Douglas Brinkley

As I live and am a man, this is an unexaggerated tale – my dreams become the substances of my life.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

You have to work hard for what you want to achieve and you have to set goals and dreams and really go for them.

Natalie du Toit

American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.

Pico Iyer

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.

Anatole France

My mother was really my partner in every project that I had. She was just the great enabler of my dreams.

Diane Keaton

There’s a lot of blood, sweat, and guts between dreams and success.

Paul Bryant

In our marriage, the success of our athletic dreams comes before everything. ‘Hey do you want to watch a movie?’ ‘No, I have a hard workout tomorrow.’

Ashton Eaton

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.

Emil Zatopek

President Obama became our first African American president, and for me, it is the stuff of which dreams are made.

Kenny Leon

I tell people, ‘It’s just like a cliche, but it’s true: In Hollywood, dreams can come true.’

Michael Clarke Duncan

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

I really think you can manifest your dreams. You can manifest your destiny. If you want something hard enough and you’re willing to work for it, I think you can get it. I truly believe that.

Billy Magnussen

I never felt I would be part of the international scene for 50 caps in my wildest dreams.

Kenny Cunningham

I feel crazy that me sticking with my dreams actually worked. It’s wild and incredible.

Rachel Platten

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.

Eric Hoffer

You have to keep pushing toward those dreams no matter what setbacks happen.

Anthony Hamilton

I am a child of Hollywood and dreams. To me, to be on the red carpet is the best place in the world.

Steven Cojocaru

Sexual dreams aren’t usually about sex.

Pamela Stephenson

Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul, the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.

Napoleon Hill

All of us gave it all we’ve got, overcame a whole lot just being on the show and learned a lot about ourselves. We’re just normal people trying to do what we love and follow our dreams.

Carrie Underwood

I began my career with infantile dreams of becoming a composer.

Ivor Novello

Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.

Arna Bontemps

I’m thinking of slowing down on modeling and branching out to other things. I want to pursue some new and old dreams and start making them happen.

Chanel Iman

Dream the impossible because dreams do come true.

Elijah Wood

I just want that sensation you have in dreams when you fly to be real.

Janet Montgomery

When you have little girls bringing you your action figures for you to sign, it’s like, ‘Wow, things are happening, and dreams do come true.’

Sasha Banks

If you dream the proper dreams, and share the myths with people, they will want to grow up to be like you.

Ray Bradbury

I want to help children in Serbia and around the world so they can realize their dreams.

Novak Djokovic

I don’t really think dreams have real meaning. Some people believe in that. I just think it’s your brain, after a day of crazy random pieces of information jumbled together, creating interesting stories. I just view it as entertainment.

Eugenie Bouchard

To become truly immortal, a work of art must escape all human limits: logic and common sense will only interfere. But once these barriers are broken, it will enter the realms of childhood visions and dreams.

Giorgio de Chirico

There have been many dreams which have been personal guides for me.

Bernie Siegel

You have the dreams that you want, and then you have to do other jobs until you can get to that dream.

Channing Tatum

Don’t let your dreams be dreams.

Jack Johnson

I’ve made mistakes before of doing different projects just based on my dreams, my hopes, my thing, and not really thinking about my customers.

Tyra Banks

Dream no small dreams for they have no power to move the hearts of men.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I’ve woken up from dreams and the whole song is there. I’m listening to it in my dreams. I consciously have to wake myself up and get a tape recorder because I hear it like a record.

Lenny Kravitz

I lived for two years in Odawara, a castle town an hour outside of Tokyo, near the sea. It’s a beautiful place, and I drew on my experiences there when writing ‘The Lake of Dreams.’

Kim Edwards

There’s nothing as exciting as a comeback – seeing someone with dreams, watching them fail, and then getting a second chance.

Rachel Griffiths

Every human heart cries and yearns for the same thing: a chance to fulfill his or her own dreams and desires. Even the poorest man has a dream.

Myles Munroe

By comparison, ‘The Secret Agent’ is not especially prescient about terrorism, certainly not technically. The Professor was a stock figure of Edwardian fiction, and his dreams of mass destruction were nothing ahead of their time. Many novels in the late 19th and early 20th centuries involved plots far more deadly.

Tom Reiss

I normally sleep very well, but when I do have bad dreams, they always involve my children.

Michael Robotham

How blessed are some people, whose lives have no fears, no dreads; to whom sleep is a blessing that comes nightly, and brings nothing but sweet dreams.

Bram Stoker

The dreams and passions stored within hearts are powerful keys which can unlock a wealth of potential.

John C. Maxwell

It was a lovely opportunity for the first time in my whole career to stand up and thank people who are really responsible for me getting to realize my dreams.

Rachel Griffiths

It never occurred to me that I’d be on a television show or in feature films but when those came into play my dreams changed along the way.

Camryn Manheim

In the books I have written, I have created in my mind a universe. My kids say I have a village in my head and I live in that village, and it’s true. When I start writing a book, characters from previous books reappear. All my emotions, my mind, my heart, my dreams, everything becomes connected with a new book, and nothing else really matters.

Isabel Allende

A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.

Colin Powell

We all dream dreams of unity, of purity; we all dream that there’s an authoritative voice out there that will explain things, including ourselves.

Junot Diaz

As a foreigner, I used to think all of Michigan was a post-apocalyptic wasteland of burning buildings, trashed cars, abandoned factories and broken dreams. But now I know that’s just Detroit. It’s only the Democrat-controlled areas that are a disaster.

Milo Yiannopoulos

Dreams must be heeded and accepted. For a great many of them come true.

Paracelsus

Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.

Marsha Norman

People with financial plans are much more likely to feel prepared, even in tumultuous times. They’re more likely to feel that their dreams and goals are secure. And, oh yes, they do actually save significantly more.

Jean Chatzky

When I was a kid, I have two dreams. I want to be a baseball player. Hometown, Hiroshima, has a Japanese baseball franchise team called Hiroshima Carps. You know, and then I want to be a sushi chef. I want to make own restaurant – sushi restaurant.

Masaharu Morimoto

They made it to the middle class, my dad working as a bartender and my mother as a cashier and a maid. I didn’t inherit any money from them. But I inherited something far better – the real opportunity to accomplish my dreams.

Marco Rubio

Emotionally, I have no picture-book illustrated with memories of my first five years, but externally, I have impressions that possess a haunting vividness comparable only to the texture of dreams, when dreams are tumultuously alive.

E. F. Benson

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.

Les Brown

Everyone has their dreams. I don’t write my dreams down; they just live inside of me.

Gracie Gold

Those inevitable dreams where you can’t get your column in, you know, and at first they were the Xerox telecopy, and then they were the fax machine, and then they were, you know, email. The anxiety remains the same, but the technology has changed.

Ellen Goodman

We’re in the business of selling pleasure. We don’t sell handbags or haute couture. We sell dreams.

Alain Wertheimer

I think people tend to see the bigger point, which is maybe not fitting in and feeling like you didn’t have the childhood that you expected you would have, or that you felt lonely or struggled with drugs and alcohol or just that you were able to achieve your dreams.

Augusten Burroughs

Most of us accept that although we may believe our dreams to be real events, upon waking, we can tell the difference between nocturnal hallucinations and reality.

Siri Hustvedt

In my wildest dreams, I could not have imagined a sweeter life.

Hugh Hefner

Never let your dreams go away.

Mike Piazza

From my earliest youth, I have known that while one is obliged to plan with care the stages of one’s journey, one is entitled to dream, and keep dreaming, of its destination. A man may feel as old as his years yet as young as his dreams.

Shimon Peres

No wishes are silly, no dreams remain dreams, for those committed to clear and definitive goals.

Maximillian Degenerez

We’re special because dreams that are impossible anywhere else, come true here. That’s not just my story. That’s your story. That’s our story.

Marco Rubio

I would honestly say that with all the awards and all the other things that I’ve done in my life, Dollywood is one of the greatest dreams that I’ve ever had come true – I am so proud of that I can’t even begin to tell you, Dollywood is real special to me.

Dolly Parton

When you’re a Republican Latino, you’re traveling uphill on a lonely road. Still, it’s the road I prefer. It has led me to opportunity far beyond my dreams. I’ve worked on eight Republican presidential races, as well as for some of the world’s largest corporations, all because the doors of opportunity, not the doors of welfare, were open to me.

Lionel Sosa

I’m sick of following my dreams. I’m just going to ask them where they’re goin’, and hook up with them later.

Mitch Hedberg

I dream that someday the step between my mind and my finger will no longer be needed. And that simply by blinking my eyes, I shall make pictures. Then, I think, I shall really have become a photographer.

Alfred Eisenstaedt

At the core, I try to write characters who are real people with real insecurities, fears, hopes, and dreams, which is why hopefully readers can identify with them.

Ally Carter

I’ve lived out many of the dreams I had as a little girl, back when I was riding my pony, mucking stalls, feeding cows, aspiring to finally become a professional jockey and racing in stakes races on a worldwide stage.

Chantal Sutherland

We should be dreaming. We grew up as kids having dreams, but now we’re too sophisticated as adults, as a nation. We stopped dreaming. We should always have dreams.

Herb Brooks

I have shared my whole life. My private and my show business life. It helps me actually to feel my songs and to go on with my dreams.

Celine Dion

Our goals, our dreams and ambitions have always been towards performing live music across the globe, and so when we were told we were performing at The Billboard Awards or being nominated for a VMA, they’re like extra bonuses.

Lukas Forchhammer

Dreams can come true.

Lil’ Romeo

My dreams are of water. And my nightmares.

Siouxsie Sioux

I suppose all fictional characters, especially in adventure or heroic fiction, at the end of the day are our dreams about ourselves. And sometimes they can be really revealing.

Alan Moore

I wanted to make a film that wouldn’t just appeal to Formula One fans. That’s what the great sports documentaries do – ‘Hoop Dreams,’ ‘When We Were Kings’ – they’re human dramas first, sport second, if at all.

Asif Kapadia

Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.

Leon Redbone

Dreams have only the pigmentation of fact.

Djuna Barnes

I don’t have time for regrets. I go forward; I’m a doer, and I always have projects and dreams.

Guler Sabanci

We never want to go into a tour and play 15 songs and say ‘Enjoy.’ We have messages: Number 1, follow your dreams. If I can do it, you can do it. Number 2, give your life to something. We say, ‘Volunteer and add seven years to your life.’ You can have your own personal ministry. The message we have is ‘What do you stand for?’

John Tesh

Sometimes I wake at night in the White House and rub my eyes and wonder if it is not all a dream.

Grover Cleveland

One day, one of my dreams is to someday get to do Nemo in ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.’

Nicolas Cage

Keep true to the dreams of your youth.

Friedrich Schiller

I learned to dream through reading, learned to create dreams through writing, and learned to develop dreamers through teaching. I shall always be a dreamer. Come dream with me.

Sharon Draper

Follow your dreams and use your natural-born talents and skills to make this a better world for tomorrow.

Paul Watson

From the start, ProFounder was created to make sure anyone could be empowered to pursue their dreams through entrepreneurship.

Jessica Jackley

I’m not just a boy toy. I have feelings and dreams like anybody else.

Jon Stewart

It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.

J. K. Rowling

We are all trying to achieve our dreams.

Katarina Johnson-Thompson

Every young male actor dreams of being James Bond in an action movie. And that’s their first role. But the truth is, when it comes down to it, that’s not relatable.

Brendan Dooling

We can escape the commonplace only by manipulating it, controlling it, thrusting it into our dreams or surrendering it to the free play of our subjectivity.

Raoul Vaneigem

Your mind, while blessed with permanent memory, is cursed with lousy recall. Written goals provide clarity. By documenting your dreams, you must think about the process of achieving them.

Gary Ryan Blair

To be a human being is to be in a state of tension between your appetites and your dreams, and the social realities around you and your obligations to your fellow man.

John Updike

The motivation is in my heart to work toward my goals and my dreams.

Nonito Donaire

To the degree we’re not living our dreams, our comfort zone has more control of us than we have over ourselves.

Peter McWilliams

I think everyone dreams of that nice romantic wedding.

Lance Bass

It’s surreal to know my dreams are coming true.

Mario Vazquez

The human heart has hidden treasures, In secret kept, in silence sealed; The thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, the pleasures, Whose charms were broken if revealed.

Charlotte Bronte

People don’t think their dreams amount to much, but when I ask them to examine them for common themes, they surprise themselves at how accurate they are! They see that their dreams have value.

Henry Reed

It is possible for a kid from east Texas, raised in south central LA and Carson, who believes in his dreams, commits himself to them with his heart, to touch them and to have them happen.

Forest Whitaker

Spiritual consciousness is, on the whole, very adventurous and all about pursuing our deepest, most fulfilling dreams.

James Redfield

The Columbia is lost, but the dreams that inspired its crew remain with us.

Dick Cheney

I was always a dreamer, in childhood especially. People thought I was a little strange.

Charley Pride

I think the 20s are a vastly overrated decade. We promise kids that once they get out of school, life will begin and their dreams will come true. But then comes the struggle.

Tyne Daly

There’s a joy and a pain about directing where the dreams you have are becoming concrete but the attention to detail, the need for time is such that it’s overwhelming at times, and the stream of responsibility.

William Shatner

Follow your dreams, believe in yourself and don’t give up.

Rachel Corrie

Everybody’s a dreamer.

John Lithgow

‘Wild Grinders’ becoming an animated series, and airing on Nicktoons is another one of my boyhood dreams come true. I came up with the name when I was eleven years old, when I needed a name for my first skate crew – who knew it would turn into such a mega brand?

Rob Dyrdek

I’m in a happier place because my dreams are coming true. I’m acting in feature films, and I’m travelling the world. Before, I was just broke.

Ashley Thomas

The curse of the romantic is a greed for dreams, an intensity of expectation that, in the end, diminishes the reality.

Marya Mannes

Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

William Butler Yeats

Well, my thoughts about California are kind of mythological. To me, as well as being a real place, it’s a place where people go to find something – to find happiness or to realize their dreams. So it has that kind of quality of heroism and heartache, and Australia has that, as well.

Colin Hay

Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas on which women paint their dreams.

Rudolph Valentino

Dreams are the seeds of change. Nothing ever grows without a seed, and nothing ever changes without a dream.

Debby Boone

Dream small dreams. If you make them too big, you get overwhelmed and you don’t do anything. If you make small goals and accomplish them, it gives you the confidence to go on to higher goals.

John H. Johnson

I’ve always been in love with the movies. They’re the dreams of the 20th Century.

Arne Glimcher

Always wear cute pyjamas to bed, you’ll never know who u will meet in your dreams.

Joel Madden

I’ve always been a champion of kids pursuing their dreams. But sometimes in life, extraordinary circumstances may force us to temporarily put our dreams on hold. The most important thing is to never lose sight of that dream, no matter what punches life may throw in our way.

Marlo Thomas

You can’t predict it all. People will tell you to plan things out as best you can. They will tell you to focus. They will tell you to follow your dreams. They will all be right.

Elizabeth Warren

The way to kill a man or a nation is to cut off his dreams, the way the whites are taking care of the Indians: killing their dreams, their magic, their familiar spirits.

William S. Burroughs

We use our parents like recurring dreams, to be entered into when needed.

Doris Lessing

We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams come true.

Katie Holmes

Our life is composed greatly from dreams, from the unconscious, and they must be brought into connection with action. They must be woven together.

Anais Nin

There’s a line I have that our family was designed more for public than for private. But there are definitely some things that are only mine. I am someone who dreams at night, and you don’t know what I’m dreaming.

Carrie Fisher

That’s another piece of advice: Don’t go to college; follow your dreams. Unless you’re a doctor – then go to college.

Adam DeVine

To all, to each, a fair good-night, and pleasing dreams, and slumbers light.

Walter Scott

I didn’t move to Nashville with any inkling or dreams of getting a record deal. I didn’t have those stars in my eyes. I just wanted to take a break, relax, and figure out songwriting.

Maren Morris

This may sound strange but I had dreams as a kid of doing exactly what I ended up doing in my life.

Corey Hart

Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.

Paulo Coelho

Seems like God don’t see fit to give the black man nothing but dreams – but He did give us children to make them dreams seem worthwhile.

Lorraine Hansberry

In dreams the truth is learned that all good works are done in the absence of a caress.

Leonard Cohen

Honestly, I find the analysis of dreams is one of the dullest things. I say this as a therapist kid. I find them deeply uninteresting, as a window to the soul.

Ira Glass

You can plant a dream.

Anne Campbell

I never lost my dreams in my 20s, and I know that sounds corny, but it’s incredibly important to never let go of what you really want in your life.

Juan Pablo Di Pace

Doing voices in animated movies has been one of my dreams. You get to go and act, and you don’t have to put on makeup.

Kate Micucci

In most of our dreams, our inner eye of reflection is shut and we sleep within our sleep. The exception takes place when we seem to awake within our dreams, without disturbing or ending the dream state, and learn to recognize that we are dreaming while the dream is still happening.

Stephen LaBerge

Some people in Hollywood think of me as a model for dramatic midlife transitions: suburban housewife to Emmy-winning actress. But I never plotted a master plan for following my dreams.

Kathryn Joosten

Obviously, fans are the beginning and end for any artist. The minute your fans embrace you and accept you, you begin this ride of being in music and having a career doing something you love. You get to go be a kid and live out your dreams by performing music for fans who come out to your shows.

Luke Bryan

Although the events we appear to perceive in dreams are illusory, our feelings in response to dream content are real. Indeed, most of the events we experience in dreams are real; when we experience feelings, say, anxiety or ecstasy, in dreams, we really do feel anxious or ecstatic at the time.

Stephen LaBerge

We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.

Jimmy Carter

I don’t think if you asked any of my childhood friends they would say that I had a weird childhood; they might say there weren’t a lot of regular rules, the conversations in the house were always very open, dreams were a great thing to talk about, everybody was making something all the time.

Jennifer Lynch

I’m glad I dropped out of high school, man. I wouldn’t be where I’m at. I would have had a net. I’m glad I didn’t have anything to fall back on, man, because that made me go for my dreams that much harder.

Tracy Morgan

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.

Luigi Pirandello

Life being what it is, one dreams of revenge.

Paul Gauguin

So many financial dreams are thwarted by the failure to act upon good intentions.

Suze Orman

You have to be vigorous. That’s the only way you are going to get it because everybody has dreams and everybody has goals, but the only people who achieve them are the ones that go after it and don’t take no for an answer.

Nick Cannon

Dream study impacts culture. We are put in touch with the inner poet who dreams. We hear our inner, subjective response to the outer world. That helps spiritualize our lives.

Henry Reed

You know, Willie Wonka said it best: we are the makers of dreams, the dreamers of dreams.

Herb Brooks

Working together in concert more smoothly not only helps us move more quickly; it changes the nature of what we can undertake. When we have the confidence that we can orchestrate the group effort required to realize them, we dare bigger dreams.

Justin Rosenstein

No matter where you are from, no matter what your background is, no matter what your socioeconomic status is, every person can achieve his or her dreams.

Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

There is hope in dreams, imagination, and in the courage of those who wish to make those dreams a reality.

Jonas Salk

When I was 20, the idea of having a play on anywhere was just beyond my dreams.

Tom Stoppard

Sports nurtures dreams of achieving self confidence and masculine striving for the skinny kid watching a boxer dance around the ring with sublime ease.

Armstrong Williams

I’ve said it before, but it’s absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.

Liza Minnelli

The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you’re talking about building a house, you’re talking about dreams.

Robert A. M. Stern

I would love for there to be a ‘Voodoo Dreams’ movie, especially after seeing the glorious ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild.’ I so admired how the filmmakers captured Louisiana and the magical atmosphere. I cried.

Jewell Parker Rhodes

He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher… or, as his wife would have it, an idiot.

Douglas Adams

I look up to people who succeed in accomplishing their dreams.

Joanna Noelle Levesque

It’s always been a dream of mine to be Ginger Rogers or Cyd Charisse, and here I am performing alongside Robert Lindsay and being directed by a major Broadway producer. Who said dreams don’t come true?

Samantha Bond

I always wanted to be a Californian. In my wildest dreams, I always liked California – it’s the place where oranges grows on trees! Fruit just falls off the trees.

Eric Burdon

Spielberg read the ‘Understudy’ and decided that was the voice he wanted to write ‘Smash.’ He wanted a story that had humanity and humor and high-stakes dreams.

Theresa Rebeck

There is no substitute under the heavens for productive labor. It is the process by which dreams become realities. It is the process by which idle visions become dynamic achievements.

Gordon B. Hinckley

Those who have compared our life to a dream were right… we were sleeping wake, and waking sleep.

Michel de Montaigne

Richard Nixon had a kind of Walter Mitty fantasy life. He was a man with a grandiose thoughts: dreams of not simply being president but maybe becoming one of the truly great presidents of American history.

Robert Dallek

The whole idea of a dream, to me, is a mystery plane. Things are operating there that tell us the real truth. The stuff going on inside us that we don’t express or even know about pours out in our dreams.

Winnie Holzman

Dreams have always expanded our understanding of reality by challenging our boundaries of the real, of the possible.

Henry Reed

Life is going by, and if you don’t do something about your dreams and make them a reality and start to love who you are as yourself, then you will not be able to embrace any of those dreams. Who you are is the immense magic.

Ellen Greene

In my dreams, I have Keira Knightley’s eyebrows.

Anna Kendrick

Sleep is the best meditation.

Dalai Lama

Now, everybody, I suppose, is aware that in recent years the silly business of divination by dreams has ceased to be a joke and has become a very serious science.

Arthur Machen

People’s real hopes and dreams can be distorted and misdirected and packaged until you’re not sure what you really want or what you even really need.

Tracy Chapman

Books are mind reading devices; they allow us free access to the thoughts and dreams of people we have never met.

Debi Gliori

Grit is that ‘extra something’ that separates the most successful people from the rest. It’s the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality.

Travis Bradberry

Passion isn’t something that lives way up in the sky, in abstract dreams and hopes. It lives at ground level, in the specific details of what you’re actually doing every day.

Marcus Buckingham

The idea of harnessing the intelligence of the readership has been lost in the quest for Facebook likes. For many, readers have become synonymous with hateful commenters. It’s time for a renewed push to realize some of the original dreams of the web.

Nick Denton

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

I couldn’t find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself.

Ferdinand Porsche

I spend a lot of time thinking about this business of letting go – letting go of the children God gives to us for such a brief time before they go off on their own; letting go of old homes, old friends, old places and old dreams.

Susan Estrich

Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel first championed my film, ‘Hoop Dreams,’ which was essential to its success. Roger remained a great supporter of my work throughout my career, and I’ll never forget him tweeting about ‘The Interrupters’ right before its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.

Steve James

I hope my children just grow up happy and pursue their dreams. I mean, that’s all I can ask of them.

Ivanka Trump

I think when you’re in a relationship where you really care for the other person, when they achieve their dreams it’s better than when you do yourself.

Nicole Kidman

And the Republican Party especially associates the market with the idea of progress, goodness, family, and points us toward the mall as an answer to all our personal dreams.

Arlie Russell Hochschild

Everyone comes with dreams and illusions and promises. Everyone wants quick deals. They don’t want to invest.

Dan Gertler

Dreams are where we visit the many lands and landscapes of human possibility and discover the one where we feel at home. The great religious leaders were all dreamers.

Jonathan Sacks

Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.

Napoleon Hill

Technically a memoir, ‘The Woman Warrior’ becomes almost magical through its inclusion of folk tales, dreams, and revisions.

Karen Joy Fowler

The usual comment from psychologists and psychiatrists was that it’s best not to encourage people to look at their dreams because they are liable to stir up problems for themselves.

Henry Reed

Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description, as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We’re dreamers, you see, but we’re also realists, of a sort.

William Gibson

Perhaps life is just that… a dream and a fear.

Joseph Conrad

Take pleasure in your dreams; relish your principles and drape your purest feelings on the heart of a precious lover.

Giotto di Bondone

Believe in love. Believe in magic. Hell, believe in Santa Clause. Believe in others. Believe in yourself. Believe in your dreams. If you don’t, who will?

Jon Bon Jovi

Hollywood has always been a cage… a cage to catch our dreams.

John Huston

I don’t think the dreams die – I think that people give up. I think it gets too hard.

Tyler Perry

I think there are a number of things that you can do to encourage your kids’ dreams, but I do believe in speaking by experience of having a lot of help along the way, stumbling in the past. We’ve all stumbled, and we certainly all deserve to get up and walk again.

Dwayne Johnson

Too many people chase dreams that they don’t understand. Too many people try to go for things that they’d like to do, but they’re not realistic enough to know they don’t have the talent.

Corey Taylor

I love dreams.

Brad Feld

My dad had to work for everything in his life; so did my mum: she cleaned people’s houses and looked after old people. You can be complacent and sit on the couch and complain about the dreams that you missed. Get off the couch!

Sam Worthington

Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

Henry David Thoreau

The world is full of people who have dreams of playing at Carnegie Hall, of running a marathon, and of owning their own business. The difference between the people who make it across the finish line and everyone else is one simple thing: an action plan.

John Tesh

The success I have achieved in bodybuilding, motion pictures, and business would not have been possible without the generosity of the American people and the freedom here to pursue your dreams.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

I mean, I’m 48 years old and I’ve been through a lot in my life – you know, loss, whether it be death, illness, separation. I mean, the failed expectations… We all have dreams.

Annie Lennox

My experience of malaria was just taking anti-malarials, which give you strange dreams, because I don’t want to get malaria.

Bill Gates

Count the dreams of your mind; if the numbers of the dreams exceeds the number of achievements, you are young.

Shimon Peres

You really can have your dreams and at the same time have a family. But it has to be a really deliberate practice.

Mark Ruffalo

When I grew up, I only had two dreams. One was to be a cowboy and another was to be in the military. I grew up extremely patriotic and riding horses.

Chris Kyle

It’s not only imagination, it’s the distortion of the vision. You suddenly think, This person is idealistic, this person is strong, this person has dreams, when you know better most of the time. You put what you want to see on people.

Olivier Martinez

A strong mentor can help a young woman find and advance in the career of her dreams that otherwise may have seemed impossible.

Kirsten Gillibrand

If you ask me, there’s nothing more incredible than a woman who’s in charge of her own destiny – and working daily to make her dreams a reality.

Ivanka Trump

I think what people need to realize is that, with trans people, we’re like everybody else. No group of people are all the same. All women are not the same, all men are not the same, all children are not the same. It’s the same thing with trans people – we’re all so different, we have different goals, different dreams, and different aspirations.

Jamie Clayton

We have lost that which has made us great over the generations, and that is the sense of individual and personal responsibility that we can come up, we can pursue our dreams and our aspirations and we won’t be blocked by government regulation, by the inability to get a loan as a small business to make our dreams come true.

Jon Huntsman, Jr.

I have crazy claustrophobic dreams, weird elevator dreams where the elevator closes in and all of a sudden I am lying down – oh my God, it’s a casket. Just freaky stuff like that.

Dave Grohl

People think it’s funny that I enjoy dreaming so much. I just use it as a form of entertainment. It’s very private. I don’t see my dreams as separate. I mean, half the time I’m wandering around dreaming anyway.

Robert Smith

I wish I could play the World Cup; that’s one of my dreams.

Gabriel Basso

I love the Western genre. In fact, one of my dreams is to play a cowboy on screen, like Clint Eastwood. I don’t think it’s going to happen, but you can always hope.

Rahul Kohli

Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.

Emmitt Smith

We all have those dreams of going back in time and seeing what it was like when our parents were younger.

Simon Helberg

If I sleep for more than half an hour, I get horrible dreams in which I’m firing a gun and helicopters are coming down.

Emmanuel Jal

Was it only by dreaming or writing that I could find out what I thought?

Joan Didion

To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms.

Christina Aguilera

If you believe, like I do, that the world is abundant with possibilities, then we need to make sure we build capacity so that everybody is successful or can be successful in the pursuit of their dreams – not the dreams of someone from government, but their own dreams.

Jeb Bush

I have had a dream indicating rather clearly that I am on the way to being hetero, though I don’t accept it with much enthusiasm either awake or in the dreams.

Alan Turing

Not only the priceless heritage of our fathers, of our seamen, of our Empire builders is being thrown away in a war that serves no British interests – but our alliance leader Stalin dreams of nothing but the destruction of that heritage of our fathers?

John Amery

When companies are private, founders can share more about their future dreams with investors; report less; and the shares are illiquid, constraining short-term changes in valuation.

Aileen Lee

I lived in Atlanta for a couple of years while getting my masters at Georgia State. I thought I hated it at the time, but I’ve been back a couple of times since, and there’s no place I’ve lived to which returning is so much like visiting a place I only remember from my dreams.

David Liss

Gradually it occurred to me that we spend a great deal of life asleep and that dreams are little narratives, little stories. I thought, ‘Who’s choreographing this stuff?’

Sue Monk Kidd

It takes someone with a vision of the possibilities to attain new levels of experience. Someone with the courage to live his dreams.

Les Brown

Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.

Langston Hughes

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