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When I was in school, sport was given utmost importance. I think it's fantastic for character building, for team playing, and I think it's a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian, and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do well in the medal tally.~Abhishek Bachchan


School Day Character

I did plays in high school, but I was convinced you couldn't make a living doing it. You don't have a lot of options in Indiana anyway, though, so I didn't want to stay there. I graduated early and worked a bunch of really odd jobs, and then I joined the Marines.~Adam Driver


School High School Living

In high school I wanted to be a rock star and was in a lot of bands.~Adam Sandler


School High School Rock

I'm a teenager, but I'm independent - I have my own apartment, I have my own life. And I think I have learned more than any of those teenagers have in school. I learned to be responsible, leaving my family and coming here alone.~Adriana Lima


Life Family School

Not graduating high school on time leads to fewer chances of attending college and obtaining good paying jobs, and creates instead higher chances of incarceration and unemployment.~Al Sharpton


Time Good School

We all learn in school that the judicial, legislative and executive branches of government must check and balance each other. But other non state institutions must participate in this important system of checks and balances as well. These checking institutions include the academy, the media, religious institutions and NGOs.~Alan Dershowitz


School Balance Learn

I hated high school. It was a prison.~Alan Alda


School High School Prison

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.~Albert Einstein


Education Learning School

I think the future of psychotherapy and psychology is in the school system. We need to teach every child how to rarely seriously disturb himself or herself and how to overcome disturbance when it occurs.~Albert Ellis


Future School Child

I wanted to get through high school anonymously.~Alessia Cara


School High School High

Songwriters always reminded me of that kid at school who would go around with his guitar, like, 'Yeah, songwritin' man,' looking wistful. That wasn't me - those kinds of people put me off. In the early days, I'd write a bunch of lyrics and almost look at them as a sort of joke, to make the rest of the boys laugh.~Alex Turner


School Man People

In second grade, I told a bunch of kids there was a homeless person living between the portable classrooms outside our school. It caused panic, and the principal had to announce on the P.A. system that no one was living there. I pretended I didn't know who started the rumor.~Alessia Cara


School Homeless Living

You don't meet that many people that you can talk about Roots Manuva with, but that was my favorite in school, this record of his called 'Run Come Save Me.' When I first started writing lyrics, it came from that.~Alex Turner


School Roots Writing

The two most joyous times of the year are Christmas morning and the end of school.~Alice Cooper


Morning School End

As you know from school, it's when you have not prepared for the test that you have the fear of failing. And if you have prepared, even if you fail, you've done your best.~Alice Walker


Best Fear School

I want every child in America to eat a nutritious, delicious, sustainably sourced school lunch for free.~Alice Waters


School Child America

I went to art school when I was little. I took ballet lessons. I played a little kick ball. I was sort of into everything because I had too much energy and I didn't know where to put it. When I was a preteen, I got into singing, and became really obsessed with it.~Amanda Seyfried


Art School Singing

Hollywood is just like high school: The popular people love the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice. Or they are nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.~Amanda Seyfried


Love School People

I always liked my teachers, and I was in a lot of after-school projects. I was a Girl Scout until my senior year, when I couldn't be a Girl Scout anymore. I was in clubs like Junior Achievement, and I ran track and field. My grades were good, but then toward 11th grade they were nothing. I always went to summer school.~Amy Sedaris


Good School Summer

Hollywood is just like high school. The popular people only like the other popular people. And the thing is, some people aren't nice - or they're nice, but only to your face, not elsewhere.~Amanda Seyfried


School People High School

I never really take shortcuts. I was always one of those people who, instead of cutting across someone's yard on the way home from school, I would go to the end of the block and turn.~Amy Sedaris


Home School End

Universities want to recruit the students that they believe will best represent the university while in school and beyond. Students with a robust social media presence and clearly defined personal brand stand to become only more influential.~Amy Jo Martin


Best School Social Media

I'm quite contrary. If people agree on something, I tend to gravitate the other way by my nature. I don't like to be told what to do. I think it goes back to school. I like to do things I want to do and I really don't like doing what I don't want to do.~Andy Serkis


Nature School People

When people ask where I studied to be an ambassador, I say my neighborhood and my school. I've tried to tell my kids that you don't wait until you're in high school or college to start dealing with problems of people being different. The younger you start, the better.~Andrew Young


School College People

While I wouldn't wish being teased on anyone, I think it eventually leads to a kind of solidarity in adult life. The few people I know who weren't picked on in school are people I find I can't relate to on much more than a surface level. There's a sensitivity that comes with feeling like an outsider at some point in your life.~Anna Kendrick


Life School People

I'm used to getting up at 7, getting breakfast, getting the kids off to school, and doing the mommy thing and the wife thing and the daughter thing.~Anita Baker


Wife Daughter School

Because of reality television and all these celebrities thinking they can be designers, everyone imagines that they can just become a designer, photographer, or model, but that's not the way things work. People have to go to school, learn their craft, and build a brand - that's the right, healthy way to do things.~Anna Wintour


Work School Thinking

By the time I was in high school, Roe v. Wade had passed, so that was also happening; girls were getting pregnant and getting abortions - and that happened in my school too.~Annette Bening


Time School High School

All the kids from my nursery school are still in touch.~Anne Wojcicki


School Touch Still

When you go to Africa, and you see children, they're usually barefoot, dirty and in rags, and they'd love to go to school.~Annie Lennox


Love Children School

I didn't make the most of school, but boxing has given me discipline.~Anthony Joshua


School Discipline Me

Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means 'serving officers daughters association.' I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.~Anushka Sharma


Life Family School

I always knew I wanted to be in films but didn't want anyone to taunt my parents. So I excelled in studies. I was a topper in school and college, so when I decided to become a model, people said, 'Oh your daughter is modeling,' so at least my parents could say, 'Yeah but she also came first in class.'~Anushka Sharma


Daughter Parents School

If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.~Ariana Grande


School People Sorry

People tend to think that because I'm a performer and I don't go to a regular high school that I haven't personally been affected by bullies. But it's actually quite the contrary.~Ariana Grande


School People High School

I was a good student, but I didn't like school.~Ashley Benson


Good School Student

I am grateful to my father for sending me to school, and that we moved from Somalia to Kenya, where I learned English.~Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Father School Grateful

I didn't go to film school. I got my education on the set as a niche publicist in the film industry.~Ava DuVernay


Education School Go

Film school was a privilege I could not afford.~Ava DuVernay


School Film Privilege

Every single person, pretty much, is taught what they're supposed to do: go to school, get a job, find someone to love, get married, have kids, raise the kids, and then die. Nobody questions that. What if you want to do something different?~Aziz Ansari


Love School Job

I'm so jealous of people who have crushes on people they go to school with or work with. That's such a blessing. You actually get to see them all the time and spend time with them.~Aziz Ansari


Work Time School

Through the Internet, I've developed a strong social network - something I could never do if I had to keep my choice of peers within school grounds.~Aaron Swartz


School Strong Choice

When I lived in Baltimore, I would come down fairly often to go to the Hirshhorn, and one of my good friends from high school went to Georgetown. I actually ended up going to Annapolis a lot. I had a car, and it was such a serene place to drive.~Abbi Jacobson


Good School Car

When I was in high school, my mom worked at Bed, Bath and Beyond, so I was always there.~Abbi Jacobson


Mom School High School

I started getting really interested in comedy when I was in middle school.~Abbi Jacobson


School Comedy Started

I'm convinced many of America's heroes are public school teachers and administrators. Many of these people do what they do because of their faith.~Adam Hamilton


Faith School People

When my kids were growing up, I wanted their teachers to teach them science, reading, math and history. I also wanted them to care about my kids. But I did not want my children's public school teachers teaching them religion. That was my job as a parent and the job of our church, Sunday school, and youth group.~Adam Hamilton


Children History School

Certainly when I got to medical school, I had role models of the kind of physicians I wanted to be. I had an uncle who, looking back, was probably not the most-educated physician around, but he carried it off so well.~Abraham Verghese


School Medical

Students undergo a conversion in the third year of medical school - not pre-clinical to clinical, but pre-cynical to cynical.~Abraham Verghese


School Medical Students

Prom has all the elements of a popular story. It reeks of all-Americanness, tension, drama. It has romance. Pretty dresses. Dancing. Limos. High school. Coming of age.~Adora Svitak


Prom Age School

My parents homeschooled my sister and me for many years. Why? Because the local school insisted that I, being three, should go to preschool, and my sister, being five, should go to kindergarten. The problem? You learn your alphabet in preschool, and I was already reading chapter books.~Adora Svitak


Sister Parents School

The mosque was the neighbourhood house of worship, but it was also the place where my high school friends and I came to study.~Ahmed Zewail


School Friends High School

There was a year between school and getting going as an actor when I basically just watched films. Video shops were the new thing, and there was a good one round the corner and me and my brother just watched everything, from the horror to the European art-house.~Aidan Gillen


Good School Brother

I didn't want to go to college or work in an office or have a nine-to-five job. I knew that quite clearly before I left school.~Aidan Gillen


Work School College

For a little while, my mom was a school teacher. And I went to the school that she taught.~Aisha Tyler


Mom Teacher School

Looking so cool, his greed is hard to conceal, he's fresh out of law school, you gave him a license to steal.~Al Stewart


School Cool Law

The bits I most remember about my school days are those that took place outside the classroom, as we were taken on countless theatre visits and trips to places of interest.~Alan Bennett


School Theatre Remember

I have always been an honest trader. I come from a school of traders where there was honour in the deal. No contracts, just a handshake and that's it, done. That's the way I prefer to do business but it's not always possible these days, sadly.~Alan Sugar


Business School Way

When I went to acting school, the kids that got the best grades were the kids that could cry on cue. But it didn't really translate into careers for any of them, because the external is the easy part.~Albert Brooks


Best School Acting

I was working part-time as a cleaner while I was going to college and then babysitting after school.~Alek Wek


School College Working

I went to an all-girls school for part of high school, and the idea of boys was amazing to me; like, all I ever wanted to do was kiss boys and be around boys.~Alexandra Daddario


School Amazing Kiss

I went to New York for the first time when I was in college for a school trip and, uh, it did not appeal to me. It was too much hustle and bustle. And I have since now found a New York where if I lived there now, I know where I would want to live.~Allison Tolman


Time School College

I went to New York for the first time when I was in college for a school trip and, uh, it did not appeal to me. It was too much hustle and bustle.~Allison Tolman


Time School College

When I first got out of school, I went on a children's theater tour, and I went around the country a little bit that fall, and it was the first time I went to Chicago. We spend a couple of days in Chicago, and I was really struck viscerally by the city.~Allison Tolman


Time Children School

I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.~Allen West


Experience Daily School

I did a lot of commercial and theater work when I got out of school and was living in Dallas, and I moved to Chicago to go through the Second City Conservatory Program.~Allison Tolman


Work School Living

Historically, absolute IQ scores have risen substantially as we've changed our environment so that more people go to school longer.~Alison Gopnik


School People Environment

I've done so many funny jobs. I worked at a farmer's market through high school. I worked in the stock room of Ralph Lauren. I graduated to salesperson at Ralph Lauren, which was a big deal to me. I've been a P.A. I've been a stand-in. I've been an assistant's assistant.~Allison Williams


Funny School High School

I put so much pressure on myself to be perfect. Between homework and sports and drama and being social, I slept about four hours a night through high school and college.~Allison Williams


Sports Myself School

I grew up in a school that had a big music program, and it was incredible. It's what I looked forward to during the day. I had chorus, strings, band.~Alison Krauss


Music School Day

The thing that helped me get into the film business was that I went to school in Athens, Georgia and managed to get on, um, working on music videos for a band called R.E.M. and that kind of opened up a lot of doors for me.~Alton Brown


Music Business School

I loved history in my school days, and I have always been a voracious reader. But in India, you end up doing MBA, engineering or medicine.~Amish Tripathi


History School End

I never really wanted to be a writer. I know it sounds strange, but I honestly believe that I didn't pick the story; the story has picked me. I've written absolutely no fiction before 'The Immortals of Meluha.' Not even a short story in school - absolutely nothing.~Amish Tripathi


School Short Believe

To join or not to join films was the biggest choice I had to make. I'd done two years of biogenetic engineering, was an economics graduate and a gold medalist. I had also been a Bharatanatyam dancer from age five, always won the best actress award in school. Finally, I decided to do things for my soul, chose to act.~Amisha Patel


Best Age School

When I was little, my parents really only wanted me to be a scientist or a doctor; they had never even heard of law school. I think even these days if you were to tell your mother you want to be a fashion designer, or an artist or a writer, a lot of Asian parents would be alarmed because they don't think that's a secure career.~Amy Chua


Mother Parents School

I do believe that when your child does poorly on a test, your first step should not necessarily be to attack the teacher or the school's curriculum. It should be to look at the idea that, maybe, the child didn't work hard enough.~Amy Chua


Work Teacher School

Instilling a sense of self-discipline and focus when the kids are younger makes it so much easier by the time they get into high school.~Amy Chua


Time School Focus

If I'm hip, we've got a problem in this country. I really shouldn't be held up as any model of hipness. If anything, I think I'm sort of old school in my approach to objective reporting and not wearing my opinion on my sleeve. There's a lot of that in American TV news these days. Too much, in fact.~Anderson Cooper


School American Problem

Evanescence fans aren't the popular kids in school. They aren't the cheerleaders. It's the art kids and the nerds and the kids who grow up to be the most interesting creative people.~Amy Lee


Art School Creative

I love contrast in music. Being inspired by classical, actually - in high school especially - classical and metal both, I remember having this cool realization that they are really similar. It's just different instrumentation.~Amy Lee


Love Music School

I knew that I could sing when I was young. I would listen to a lot of jazz; I'm a big jazz fan. When I first got to high school and studied musical theater, I could sing. But I added certain things to my voice, and I realized after graduating high school that this is the kind of voice I had. It's not very nimble, but it's heavy.~Andra Day


School High School Young

I gleaned different style ideas over the years. In Southern California, there is a big rockabilly sub-culture. So when I would go to car shows, I would see women dressed like this. I had a teacher in high school that always had her Bette Paige bangs.~Andra Day


Teacher Women School

St. Louis has a lot of weird food customs that you don't see other places - and a lot of great ethnic neighborhoods. There's a German neighborhood. A great old school Italian neighborhood, with toasted ravioli, which seems to be a St. Louis tradition. And they love provolone cheese in St. Louis.~Andy Cohen


Love Food School

The book is called 'Most Talkative,' because I was voted most talkative in high school. And I've never stopped talking. My mouth has been my greatest asset and my biggest Achilles' heel.~Andy Cohen


School Greatest Book

I wrote 'The Hate U Give' as a short story while I was in college at a mostly white school in conservative Mississippi.~Angie Thomas


School College Hate

When I was in college, I lived in a mostly black, poor neighborhood. That's where I grew up, but I attended a mostly white upper-class school in conservative Mississippi. I was often very aware of how I presented myself.~Angie Thomas


Myself School College

A lot of people say, 'AC/DC - that's the band with the little guy who runs around in school shorts!'~Angus Young


School People Band

I never bothered with cars. I was probably one of the few kids in school who didn't run around with hot-rod magazines. As I would be at home fiddling with my guitar, they would be fiddling with a car engine.~Angus Young


Home School Car

I didn't go to business school, didn't care about financial stuff and the stock market.~Anita Roddick


Business School Financial

The future is built on brains, not prom court, as most people can tell you after attending their high school reunion. But you'd never know it by talking to kids or listening to the messages they get from the culture and even from their schools.~Anna Quindlen


Prom Future School

I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.~Anthony Holden


Music Teacher School

Besides, I think that when one has been through a boarding school, especially then, you have some resistance, because it was both fine comradeship and a fairly hard training.~Arne Jacobsen


School Training Resistance

I've been playing music all my life, from being a choir soloist at Symphony Hall as a youngster to playing in bands through high school and college at Kent State. Went in the service at 17, out before I was 21.~Arthur Godfrey


Life Music School

I wouldn't have gone to a Division I school if I didn't have scholarship help. We couldn't afford it.~Ashton Eaton


School Help Scholarship

I am a part of the old school where I feel that purity of the language should be retained. But English is a constantly evolving language where new words are being added to the dictionary, so I don't see any harm in experimenting with the language. Only poor editing standards need to be improved.~Ashwin Sanghi


School I Am Words

I wanted to study film at an art school - I loved the idea of being surrounded by designers and artists. We were encouraged to be experimental.~Asif Kapadia


Art School Loved

I've actually started a number of businesses in my career. So I'm 28 currently, but when I was about 16, I started building Websites, and that's how I put myself through school. I went to Duke with a degree in electrical engineering, computer science, computer engineering, and then to Princeton.~Aaron Patzer


Myself School Science

I'm typically a 'just drink water' kind of guy. I was a bodybuilder in high school, so I used to - food to me was, 'there are this many grams of carbohydrates and proteins, and I need these micronutrients in order to grow and be fit,' and I ate in order to live and not live in order to eat, and I think most people are the opposite.~Aaron Patzer


Food School Water

I was very unsure about what I wanted to do in high school.~Aaron Tveit


School High School High

I used to spend my nights oversewing dresses for a local dressmaker in order to pay for my school equipment.~Azzedine Alaia


School Dresses Local

I was a very awkward high schooler, especially in early high school.~Aaron Tveit


School High School Early

I was born in Evanston, Illinois. I spent my elementary and part of my junior high school years in a D.C. suburb. And then I spent my high school years in Minnesota. And then I spent my college years in Colorado. And then I spent some time living in China. And then I spent three years in Vermont before moving down to Nashville.~Abigail Washburn


Time School College

I sang in a reggae band. And then there was a soul band where I sang back-up vocals and some lead. And I was also in a women's a capella group. And I was in the gospel choir at school. Actually, I've always been in choirs. Or some kind of group. Just because I love singing so much. But I truthfully never thought of it as a career.~Abigail Washburn


Love Women School

It always surprises me when donors who operate successful businesses assume that just building a school structure means that a community now has access to education. When creating a business, does renting an office space now mean that you're producing goods, training staff and generating revenues?~Adam Braun


Education Business School

You can decide at 17 that you want to be a professional player. In Argentina, they start very young. They go to school in the morning and then do polo in the afternoon.~Adolfo Cambiaso


Morning School Young

I want to finish high school, but that will be it.~Adolfo Cambiaso


School Finish High School

When you think about little league football, high school, and even on to college even more so, you're dealing with a lot of guys that are prideful, that think they're the best - a lot of alpha males. So, typically, you've got to have a guy that can control those guys, and, when he talks, they know he means business. He's a serious guy.~Adrian Peterson


Best Business School

If you really want to be a music producer, stop watching 'Friends' when you get home from school. Start trying to make music. If you're not going to try, then it's impossible. When you try, it's always possible.~Afrojack


Music Home School

I have been fully involved in designing my stage shows; it's important to me to do something really unique and almost off-the-wall to bring the music and the visuals together. I love design and actually went to school for a bit for graphic design, so it isn't so much 'pressure' for me; it's a way to be creative, and I really enjoy it.~Afrojack


Love Music School

Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.~Adam Schiff


School Law Law School

I've always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school, I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems, I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.~AJ Lee


Life School Creative

I'm not the coolest person in the world. I'm not the sexiest Diva or the strongest Diva. I know who I am. I'm not the most popular person, and I'm kind of dorky, and I'm someone you can see at your school or as your neighbor, and I think people like that.~AJ Lee


School I Am World

It's my goal to make martial arts compulsory for girls in school. In China, you have to do two years of martial arts' training without which you cannot get a graduation degree.~Akshay Kumar


Graduation School Goal

You tell me one other person that graduated from Yale that is as inarticulate as Bush. Yale's a great school, and here's this idiot.~Al Jourgensen


School Great Me

I was a dummy in school.~Alan Ladd


School Dummy

I enjoyed art in school. I've always done little drawings and stuff like that. I don't really know what I'm doing with the painting, but I experiment.~Alex Lifeson


Art School Painting

There will always be someone being picked on at school, and it's not going to go away.~Alexa Vega


School Go Someone

The Internet has become a tool to pick on people and ruin someone's life. I don't think parents realize what's going on. Just because you're not at school doesn't mean kids aren't harassing you on the computer.~Alexa Vega


Life Parents School

Having to go back and forth between school and filming would sometimes be frustrating because I loved school. It was my chance to be around other people my age. But when you're leaving school to go to a set that's filled with kids your age, then it's fine.~Alexa Vega


Age School People

My singing voice had rescued me from the scene I was in at school - I was an unpopular, bookish kid who had an indeterminate ethnic background. I became fascinated with women sopranos because they had a future that I didn't as a singer.~Alexander Chee


Women Future School

I started out as a Cold Warrior, even my last years in grade school.~Alexander Haig


School Warrior Last

I never thought about writing a novel until I was 13, and that happened by chance. I was on school holidays, and I was bored, and I thought I just wanted to do something to occupy myself instead of asking, 'What can I do, mum? Entertain me.' I started, and it really just took over, and I realised, 'Wow, this is an amazing experience.'~Alexandra Adornetto


Myself Experience School

At one school I visited, everyone had read 'Halo,' and they were all dressed up as angels - with halos!~Alexandra Adornetto


School Angels Dressed

There wasn't a lot of discipline in my life, and I hated it being imposed on me at school.~Alfie Allen


Life School Discipline

I didn't go to drama school, so I didn't really have many true friends in the business; 'Game Of Thrones' has definitely brought me that.~Alfie Allen


Business School Friends

I actually love pressure. I loved playing sport at school in front of a crowd; I love being on stage in front of a big audience. I buzz off that.~Alfie Allen


Love School Loved

Even at drama school if there was a part of some eastern European thug it would be me.~Alfred Molina


School Me Drama

When I was younger I was always big; I was a fat boy at school. I had an early growth spurt, and when I went to secondary school I was tall enough to be a policeman.~Alfred Molina


School Growth Fat

I go into work and get my hair and makeup done, go into wardrobe. I have to do three hours of school a day.~Alia Shawkat


Work School Day

Right when I turned 18, I moved to New York, originally for school, and then dropped out and just lived in New York.~Alia Shawkat


School New New York

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law.~Alice Dreger


Age School College

I was always in trouble at school for what I was wearing; I was never made a prefect because of the way I used to dress - I ripped my tights, my skirts were too short, all sorts of things.~Alice Temperley


School Short Dress

I do work half time as a historian of medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, and I started my career with work in the 19th century.~Alice Dreger


Work Time School

After I dropped out of college at the age of 19, I became a mortgage broker, and when I went back to school I thought about going into real estate law. I probably would have made a lot more money and died of boredom by now.~Alice Dreger


Money Age School

When I was 18 years old I went to Shakespeare Company, the school, and I wrote a poem about my leaves - I felt like a tree that had no leaves. That is the life at 18.~Alicia Silverstone


Life School Tree

I have never done any other job. I have sung in bands since I was 15. I left school completely unqualified. I have no other training.~Alison Moyet


School Job Training

I came from a small town and at school in one class there was me, a member from Depeche Mode and someone who went on to join The Cure. That was all in one class of 30 kids.~Alison Moyet


School Small Me

It was not until the end of my freshman year in high school that I thought I could really have a future in track and field. I definitely did not think I could make it to the Olympics back then, though; I was just focused on making it to the state finals!~Allyson Felix


Future School End

In high school, I was selected for NASA's Math & Science program. I'd hop on the yellow school bus and head up to Cape Canaveral.~Allison Schroeder


School Science High School

I wanted to be an endurance athlete from a young age. I remember being in a careers class at school and saying I wanted to be a professional athlete and the teacher replying, 'You're not going to make it; it's not possible.'~Alistair Brownlee


Teacher Age School

When I switched to screenplays - 'cause I had done musicals and plays - the first assignment in film school was, you have to write a silent film. And it's tremendously helpful to learn how to do that because dialogue can be a crutch. If you can master a silent film, you're golden.~Allison Schroeder


School Learn Silent

I have an incredible amount of basketball knowledge, and I think a lot of that is derived from having a Hall of Fame college basketball coach who was very knowledgeable of the game and I had a great high school coach who was also very knowledgeable.~Alonzo Mourning


Knowledge School Great

I was lucky enough to go to a school which gave flexibility around education and sport. We had a 1-hour, 30-minute lunch break, and were able to train during this time.~Alistair Brownlee


Education Time School

My school career was absolutely crucial to me. As an endurance athlete, some of the most important years are maybe when you are 16, 17, and 18. For me, getting that right was very important, and my school allowed me to do that.~Alistair Brownlee


School Me Important

My husband and I have known each other since kindergarten. I had a crush on him in school, but we never dated. Then we saw each other again after high school, and there was something instantly familiar about him. I'm a very shy person and was very closed off. But he allowed me to be myself. And there's a safety in that.~Alison Sweeney


Relationship Myself School

After leaving law school, I intentionally said that I never wanted to hold a job more than six years.~Alphonso Jackson


School Job Law

I was the dork in high school who sang musical numbers up and down the hallways.~Amy Adams


School High School Down

School was hard for me. If there had been a school for the creative arts, I might have thrived, but... I needed that creative outlet so much. Also, I'm just bad with numbers.~Amy Adams


School Creative Me

Jamie Oliver, quite rightly, was talking about trying to improve the diet of children in schools and improving school meals, but the net effect was the number of children eating school meals in many of these places didn't go up, it went down.~Andrew Lansley


Children School Trying

I read 'The Hobbit' but not a single one of the 'Lord of the Rings' trilogy. I had to lie about this pretty much all through high school. I still say it apologetically.~Andrew Rosenthal


School Lie High School

Michael Sanchez and I grew up in New Jersey, not far from here, playing soccer together. When I was in high school, I worked to start an organization to help senior citizens, which I learned a great deal from.~Andrew Shue


School Great Together

I can still remember the first time I heard a Beatles song. It was the fall of 1964, my second year in an American school after my family moved back from overseas, and I was standing on the corner of 64th street and First Avenue with my friend Larry Campbell.~Andrew Rosenthal


Family Time School

I was a grad student at UC Berkeley when I bought my Apple II and it suddenly because a lot more interesting than school.~Andy Hertzfeld


School Interesting Student

Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.~Andy Roddick


School End You

Do you have to be like a second-grade dropout to be an umpire? Did you go to school until you were 8 years old? I think you quit school before you were 10. Stay in school kids or you'll end up being an umpire.~Andy Roddick


School End You

You are graduating from college. That means that this is the first day of the last day of your life. No, that's wrong. This is the last day of the first day of school. Nope, that's worse. This is a day.~Andy Samberg


Life Graduation School

I did not have a chance to write novels until my youngest child started school fulltime.~Anne McCaffrey


School Child Chance

I did tons of theater in school, and then when I was 16 and got my driver's license, I started driving to Los Angeles, along with my friend Eric Stoltz, who was a year ahead of me and was doing the same thing. So we had the same manager, and we started auditioning for things and doing commercials when we were 16.~Anthony Edwards


School Friend Me

I was desperately shy when I was wee. Totally lacked confidence socially. When I look back at school photographs, I'm always the one shrinking in the back. What I really wanted to do was become a writer, and I don't think the residue of that has ever gone away. I still feel the ultimate achievement would be to write a novel.~Anne-Marie Duff


Confidence School Look

New York lost a classic. Carmine was an old school New Yorker.~Anthony Weiner


School Lost New

I am very proud of being Jewish. I went to a Jewish school all my life.~Anthony Pratt


Life School I Am

I didn't really have a favourite subject at school as I was useless at everything.~Anthony Horowitz


School Everything Useless

If my children were as unhappy as I was at school, I'd send them somewhere else, but it never occurred to my parents.~Anthony Horowitz


Children Parents School

I was 16 when I got admission in Hans Raj College. I completed school when I was 16, so everyone in my class - Zoology Honours batch 92 - was 18, and I was often treated like a kid.~Anurag Kashyap


School College Class

I'm the co-chair of the PTA at my kids' school, Ashmount Primary, in north Islington, London.~Arabella Weir


School London Kids

Sending your child off to school for the first time in their life is terrifying.~Arabella Weir


Life Time School

There is so much that is positive, wonderful even, about state schools. At a state school your kids will learn to live alongside and appreciate other kids from many diverse and different cultures.~Arabella Weir


Positive School Learn

Our school not only makes you an actor, it makes you understand who you actually are as well... it gives you discipline and punctuality. It also teaches you a way of life.~Anupam Kher


Life School Discipline

The Golden State has lost its luster. We've got to change our tax system and how we fund government. We're going to have to make it easier to create jobs in California, incentivize manufacturing, really put more in the way of investment in our public school system and our institutions of higher learning if we're going to stay the Golden State.~Antonio Villaraigosa


Change Learning School

Drama school, you know, I own an acting school, Actor Prepares.~Anupam Kher


School Acting You

I'm very grateful I went to school to study law, particularly tax law, which really is interesting to me and very useful to me now with my position. Music, however, will always be my number one passion; I like how it connects everyone.~Armin van Buuren


Music School Passion

I recommend everyone who DJ's to do it as a hobby and make sure you have a day job or are going to school. Only 100 DJ's in the world make a living doing this, by that I mean making a good, comfortable living.~Armin van Buuren


Good School Day

I got into house music thanks to Dutch master mixer Ben Liebrand and my friends at school.~Armin van Buuren


Music School Friends

Whether it's in an inner-city school or a rural community, I want those students to have a chance to take A.P. biology and A.P. physics and marine biology.~Arne Duncan


School Community Chance

About two-thirds of bachelor's degree holders borrow to go to school, and on average they're graduating with more than $26,000 in debt.~Arne Duncan


School Go Average

I like acting, but I like filmmaking better. I went to film school. I want to make films.~Art Alexakis


School Acting Filmmaking

As a songwriter, I do kind of look at 'Santa Monica' as a thing outside of itself, because it isn't just my song. This is a song a lot of people tell me is a part of their high school or college years. That means a lot to me.~Art Alexakis


School College People

I went to a public high school with a magnet program for law and psychology. But right before my junior year, I decided that I wanted to leave and become an actress, so I graduated early and moved out to L.A.~Ashley Greene


School Law High School

I live a very normal life. I have friends, and I've always gone to school. The part that's not normal is that I've been working since I was 9 months old, but at the same time, it's completely normal to me.~Ashley Olsen


Life Time School

I've noticed that my resolutions involve me not doing stuff that I wasn't going to do anyway so here's something more positive. I'm going to retrain as a Latin teacher in a provincial public school.~Arthur Smith


Positive Teacher School

When I was in high school I was a really huge 'SNL' fan. I remember the cast around the time I started watching it - Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer, Molly Shannon, Cheri O'Teri, Tracy Morgan. I did research to find out how people got on the show. Their bios always said they came from an improv team, so I started taking classes.~Aubrey Plaza


Time School Team

Towards the end of the military service, I had to make what I assume has been the most important decision in my career: to start a residency in clinical medicine, in surgery, which was my favorite choice, or to enroll into graduate school and start a career in scientific research. It was clear to me that I was heading for graduate school.~Aaron Ciechanover


School Service End

I remember in high school thinking that I wanted to be a lawyer, and now I realize I saw that movie 'And Justice for All' when I was a kid and thought, 'That's what lawyers do, and I want to get up and yell and scream in the middle of a courtroom.'~Aaron Douglas


School Justice Thinking

In high school, my English teacher Celeste McMenamin introduced me to the great novels and Shakespeare and taught me how to write. Essays, poetry, critical analysis. Writing is a skill that was painful then but a love of mine now.~Aaron Lazar


Love Teacher School

So I went to English school, secondary English school, so forget going to Mecca for my religious education.~Abdullah Ahmad Badawi


Education School Forget

I was in high school. A couple of my friends and I decided we had to be in a class together where we could fool around, and drama was it because we'd do improvs, beating each other up. They left a year later, and I stayed in and got a knack for it, and enjoyed the whole process.~Adam Beach


School Friends Together

My kindergarten teacher encouraged me to learn, as did my school headmaster, who gave me a grant to study.~Ada Yonath


Teacher School Learn

I was actually pretty shy in school. My defense mechanism was to be the class clown. I remember getting into a lot of trouble for being disruptive, and I was brought in front of the headteacher, who said: 'What's going to happen to you; what are you going to do when you grow up?' and I said: 'Well, I'm obviously going to be a comedian.'~Adam Clayton


School Remember Grow Up

People, when they come up to me, are like, 'Did we go to high school together? Or did I make out with you at sleepaway camp?' And oftentimes, yes, that is the answer, because I went to a giant high school and made out with everybody.~Adam Pally


School Together People

I'm the first to admit I've had a sheltered life. I grew up in the country and went to a boarding school. It was all just part of the business - be nice to everyone and all that.~Adam Rickitt


Life Business School

When I came to New York, I was really awkward. I went to military academy for high school, so I didn't have the socialization that most kids do. When I got here, I was five years behind everybody. Talking to women was weird for me.~Adam Rapp


Women School High School

I was born in Chicago, then I spent most of my youth in Joliet, Illinois which is about thirty minutes south, and I went to a military academy for high school in Wisconsin. Then I went to college, on a basketball scholarship to a small school in Iowa, so I'm like Mr. Midwest.~Adam Rapp


School College Youth

I was a jock in college and high school, but I didn't hang out with the jocks. I was sort of a nerd who didn't look like a nerd. I never really fit into any social set.~Adam Rapp


School College High School

One of the things I learned in law school is that there's nothing wrong or undesirable or dishonorable or destructive about amending the Constitution.~Adrian Cronauer


School Law Nothing

Age 10. I joined the school marching band as a drummer.~Adrian Belew


Age School Drummer

I was a religious 'SNL' watcher all through middle school. I was obsessed with Molly Shannon, Ana Gasteyer, Cheri Oteri - they were on right when I found the show. Then I started watching the older episodes, and it just totally blew my mind that my dream show already existed.~Aidy Bryant


School Mind Dream

Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.~Ajay Naidu


School Summer Culture

My first acting job happened by accident when I was really young. I was in fifth grade and my teacher saw an ad in the paper and took me to the audition after school and I got the part.~Ajay Naidu


Teacher School Job

I applied to American Repertory School up at Harvard at got in.~Ajay Naidu


School American Up

I developed a prejudice in high school that it was all going to be boring. That kind of teenage, why-do-I-have-to-read-these-goddamn-classics feeling. And then you discover that the classics are classics because they're lively. They don't stick around because they're boring. If they're boring, they go away.~Aimee Bender


School High School Feeling

I noticed, when I taught elementary school, how true the squeaky wheel thing is, and how endearing squeaky wheels can be! Because when you're being a squeaky wheel, you're also really letting people know who you are.~Aimee Bender


School People You

If I had to do a lot of promotion as a kid, it would have been very intense. I'm really glad I got to go through high school, have a college experience, and have the last five years since then, just... being a person.~Alden Ehrenreich


Experience School College

When I was in Taiwan, I was taught in school that Taiwan is part of China.~Alex Chiu


School China Taught

The business of a scientific school is the dissemination of useful knowledge, and this is a noble enterprise and indispensable withal; society can not exist unless it goes on.~Albert J. Nock


Business Knowledge School

I've learned by watching films that inspired me and people who inspired me like Robert Redford and Paul Newman. I love old school acting. I love subtlety, and I also love being spontaneous, and that's really what works for me.~Alex Pettyfer


Love School People

I liked Shakespeare in high school, but in university I spent a semester studying in London, and it was sort of in the middle of me falling deeply in love with literature, and I took a Shakespeare course with a professor who couldn't imagine anything more important than Shakespeare.~Alexi Zentner


Love School High School

You know, when you go to high school or, you know, when kids are younger and there's not an understanding of differences. But I built up a very strong, thick skin.~Alexander Wang


School Strong High School

Any institution becomes a community - whether it's a high school or a boarding school or a publishing company or a small town where everybody knows certain things about people.~Alice Hoffman


School Community Small

I always quit at three when my kids come home from school so I feel pretty spoiled.~Alice Hoffman


Home School Feel

I wanted to join the Army, but my eyesight wasn't good, so I quit school and my job to just focus on fighting. I didn't want to just get deployed. I wanted to get in on the action.~Alistair Overeem


Good School Focus

What makes me sad about school is that the people who are unhappy are unhappy because they don't believe it will change. And I just want to say: 'It does! High school ends and it's over.' I will tell anyone that it's OK to be unhappy at school, make lots of mistakes and then it will be over.~Alice Englert


Change Sad School

There are so many of these young-adult movies with these cold guys who act like jerks to girls but are hiding soft sentiments. But in the real world most guys who act like jerks are jerks. Generally they are. I spent a lot of high school thinking that horrible guys must be very sensitive and interesting and it's not true.~Alice Englert


School Thinking World

I dropped out of school and I never took acting classes.~Alice Englert


School Acting Never

Strangely enough, through all those school years I decided at 13 or 14 I was going to be a musician and so school was just something to get out of the way, a waste of time and not to bother with it.~Alvin Lee


Time School Way

I just couldn't take school seriously: I had this guitar neck with four frets which I kept hidden under the desk. It had strings on it so I would practice my chord shapes under the desk and that's about all I did at school.~Alvin Lee


School Practice Guitar

In film, I don't think I'd try directing. Maybe one day, but I'd certainly want to go to film school or something before I tried to do something like that. That would be quite scary.~Amelia Warner


School Day Want

I was a prefect at school, I never had a tattoo, got a detention or pierced my ears more than once.~Amanda Holden


School Never Once

I've always loved acting with adults versus like the whole High School feel.~Alison Lohman


School High School Loved

I lean toward anything with a dark sense of humor. And since I've been out of school, the majority of my books have been contemporary; basically, I like my characters to have electricity - even better, a TV.~Andrea Seigel


School Humor Dark

When I was at drama school I wanted to do classical theatre. It just so happened that I did a film when I came out and I moved that way.~Andrew Lincoln


School Theatre Drama

The first time I acted was in high school in Florida, and when I heard that applause I felt so alive and felt that electricity go up my spine.~Angela Bassett


Time School High School

When I was in school, my mother stressed education. I am so glad she did. I graduated from Yale College and Yale University with my master's and I didn't do it by missing school.~Angela Bassett


Mother Education School

I grew up Presbyterian, just a basic Protestant upbringing. There were years in my life when I would go to church every Sunday and to Sunday school. Then I just phased out of it.~Andy Dick


Life School Sunday

One of the things I was taught in law school is that I'd never be able to think the same again - that being a lawyer is something that's part of who I am as an individual now.~Anita Hill


School I Am Law

Ever since I could first write I have been doing so. When I was taught how to write and read at school, I made up my mind that this was what I love to do best and this was the world I was going to occupy.~Anita Desai


Love Best School

I get stubborn and dig in when people tell me I can't do something and I think I can. It goes back to my childhood when I had problems in school because I have a learning disability.~Ann Bancroft


Learning School Childhood

Getting through high school and college was one of my greatest achievements.~Ann Bancroft


Education School Greatest

The great thing is that I'm getting my revenge on everybody who treated me badly in high school. The bad thing is I had to go back to high school to do it.~Anne Beatts


School Great Revenge

At Juilliard, I couldn't afford to have fun. I went to school and stayed home.~Anthony Mackie


Home School