Quotes and Sayings about Excitement



"The real excitement and big deal for me started when I got cast in the first X-Men, which was sort of a fluke."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Excitement, First)

"It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living."
- David Attenborough
(Related: Life, Beauty, Excitement, Interest, Living, World, Worth)

"I try to construct a picture in which shapes, spaces, colors, form a set of unique relationships, independent of any subject matter. At the same time I try to capture and translate the excitement and emotion aroused in me by the impact with the original idea."
- Milton Avery
(Related: Time, Idea, Colors, Emotion, Excitement, Relationships)

"For me, the highest level of sexual excitement is in a monogamous relationship."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Excitement)

"Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity."
- Bo Bennett
(Related: Motivation, Inspiration, Creativity, Enthusiasm, Excitement)

"With time, many of the facts I learned were forgotten but I never lost the excitement of discovery."
- Paul Berg
(Related: Time, Discovery, Excitement, Facts)

"I saw the excitement, going to different places, being able to explore emotion in a healthy way."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Being, Emotion, Excitement)

"Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider."
- Buffalo Bill
(Related: Excitement, Service, Years)

"Discipline is based on pride, on meticulous attention to details, and on mutual respect and confidence. Discipline must be a habit so ingrained that it is stronger than the excitement of the goal or the fear of failure."
- Gary Ryan Blair
(Related: Fear, Discipline, Failure, Goal, Habit, Attention, Confidence, Excitement, Pride, Respect)

"If I had my way, if I was lucky enough, if I could be on the brink my entire life - that great sense of expectation and excitement without the disappointment - that would be the perfect state."
- Cate Blanchett
(Related: Life, Disappointment, Excitement, Expectation, Sense, State)

"Why is it good for football to take the excitement away from fans by overcharging them for tickets to see their team?"
- Sepp Blatter
(Related: Excitement, Fans, Football)

"The excitement level for me working on projects is really not a bit different from when I was 26."
- Amar Bose
(Related: Excitement, Projects)

"The excitement of vitamins, nutrition and metabolism permeated the environment."
- Paul D. Boyer
(Related: Environment, Excitement)

"But I have fun with the fright, work with it. You have to - that's your timing, that beat of excitement. And when I go on stage, it's just like taking a step into heaven. Poof, you know? Poof - and there I am."
- Eddie Bracken
(Related: Work, Excitement, Fun, Heaven)

"Many have gone on to do important scientific work but all remember those wonderful times when we and our science were young and our excitement in meeting new challenges knew no bounds."
- Sydney Brenner
(Related: Science, Work, Excitement, Meeting)

"Found everybody in a terrible state of excitement on account of the enemy's advance upon this place."
- John Buford
(Related: Enemy, Excitement, State)

"The government should not be guided by Temporary Excitement, but by Sober Second Thought."
- Martin Van Buren
(Related: Government, Thought, Excitement)

"In other words, I'd say the whole story of Bob Dylan is one man's search for God. The turns and the steps he takes to find God are his business. I think he went to a study group at the Vineyard, and it created a lot of excitement."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: God, Business, Excitement, Man, Study, Words)

"Learning should be a joy and full of excitement. It is life's greatest adventure; it is an illustrated excursion into the minds of the noble and the learned."
- Taylor Caldwell
(Related: Life, Adventure, Excitement, Joy, Learning)

"A tour is the most intense, stimulating way to hear music; it's the best form to receive it. There's genuine excitement from people. I feel like we've stepped up a level."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Music, People, Excitement)

"The overall view of the human genome project has been one of great excitement and positive press, but there are people who have concerns that are quite reasonable, and they are frightened of things they don't understand."
- Thomas R. Cech
(Related: People, Positive, Excitement, Press, Project)

"But to be part of helping create a character and be a part of something from the beginning - the excitement of it - it doesn't get any better."
- Sarah Chalke
(Related: Character, Beginning, Excitement)

"It's taken us 10 years, and it was constant excitement. I was constantly shocked by how evil he could be. Mao was very, very shrewd but he didn't have human feeling."
- Jung Chang
(Related: Evil, Excitement, Feeling, Years)

"You'll be dedicated and that's what you should want to be in anything in life - whether it's sports or academics or your relationship. It all stems from finding that fun, that thrill, that excitement."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Life, Sports, Excitement, Fun, Want)

"The formation of the News America Publishing Group will lead to greater editorial excitement, new business opportunities and greater efficiencies and coordination."
- Peter Chernin
(Related: Business, America, Excitement, News, Publishing, Will)

"Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young, the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old."
- John Ciardi
(Related: Love, Dependence, Excitement, Old, Word)

"Going to Omaha for the College World Series - the people there are tremendous - huge crowds and a lot of excitement. I still remember those days - you make a lot of friends that you never forget when you win a championship like that."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: People, College, Crowds, Excitement, Forget, Friends, World)

"The great trouble with baseball today is that most of the players are in the game for the money and that's it, not for the love of it, the excitement of it, the thrill of it."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Love, Money, Baseball, Excitement, Today, Trouble)

"The excitement that you were feeling about a special, unique path for yourself as a woman is all part of your identification with and attachment to being female. And that's ultimately all ego."
- Andrew Cohen
(Related: Being, Ego, Excitement, Feeling, Woman)

"Dreams get you into the future and add excitement to the present."
- Robert Conklin
(Related: Dreams, Excitement, Future, Present)

"Sir, allusion has been made, in an early stage of this debate, to the history of the excitement which once pervaded a considerable part of the country, in reference to the transportation of the mails on the Lord's day."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: History, Country, Day, Debate, Excitement)

"What we do now is to be valued - but we need to do more, so that it's more exciting to other people, and therefore that excitement shines back on us and we're able to have the energy to do more, to widen our creativity."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: People, Creativity, Energy, Excitement, Now)

"There are not a few among the disciples of charity who require, in their vocation, scarcely less excitement than the votaries of pleasure in theirs."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Charity, Excitement, Pleasure, Vocation)

"Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles."
- Annie Dillard
(Related: Excitement, First, Impossibility, Writer)

"The strength in our third-quarter financial results is cause for excitement. I'm particularly pleased that we continue to demonstrate impressive growth at the same time we are engaged in important merger discussions."
- Bernard Ebbers
(Related: Time, Financial, Growth, Strength, Cause, Excitement, Results)

"The model should only serve the very private function for the painter of providing the starting point for his excitement."
- Lucian Freud
(Related: Excitement)

"I entered the Physics Department in 1950, receiving a Master's degree in 1953 and a Ph.D. in 1956. It is difficult to convey the sense of excitement that pervaded the Department at that time."
- Jerome Isaac Friedman
(Related: Time, Excitement, Physics, Sense)

"The word 'romance,' according to the dictionary, means excitement, adventure, and something extremely real. Romance should last a lifetime."
- Billy Graham
(Related: Romance, Adventure, Excitement, Word)

"When it began to grow dark, the Rat, with an air of excitement and mystery, summoned them back into the parlour, stood each of them up alongside of his little heap, and proceeded to dress them up for the coming expedition."
- Kenneth Grahame
(Related: Dress, Excitement, Mystery)

"No, I can't write treatments, I think there's a danger with treatments. That you... you write out your first excitement and enthusiasm in a prose treatment."
- Ronald Harwood
(Related: Enthusiasm, Danger, Excitement, First, Prose, Treatment)

"Fear is excitement without breath."
- Robert Heller
(Related: Fear, Excitement)

"If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough."
- Audrey Hepburn
(Related: Home, Father, Joy, Sadness, Tomorrow, Will, World)

"Comics as art. I do comics as comics, and my opportunity to tell stories. Simple. Basic. Let the characters have the excitement, not the package. That's where I come from."
- Jaime Hernandez
(Related: Art, Opportunity, Excitement)

"I was out of my bed in one second, trembling with excitement, and I dashed to the door and into the adjoining room, where I could watch the streets below from the windows."
- Herman Hesse
(Related: Bed, Excitement, Windows)

"I believe scientists have a duty to share the excitement and pleasure of their work with the general public, and I enjoy the challenge of presenting difficult ideas in an understandable way."
- Antony Hewish
(Related: Work, Ideas, Challenge, Duty, Excitement, Pleasure, Public, Scientists)

"One feels the excitement of hearing an untold story."
- John Hope
(Related: Excitement, Hearing)

"Some men tend to cling to old intellectual excitements, just as some belles, when they are old ladies, still cling to the fashions and coiffures of their exciting youth."
- Jane Jacobs
(Related: Men, Ladies, Old, Youth)

"The excitement right now is coming from the Liberty movement. And the Republicans want a piece of it."
- Gary Johnson
(Related: Excitement, Liberty, Now, Republicans, Right, Want)

"The best part of one's life is the working part, the creative part. Believe me, I love to succeed... However, the real spiritual and emotional excitement is in the doing."
- Garson Kanin
(Related: Life, Love, Excitement, Spiritual, Succeed)

"The most intense curiosity and excitement prevailed, and though the weather was uncertain, enormous masses of densely packed people lined the road, shouting and waving hats and handkerchiefs as we flew by them."
- Fanny Kemble
(Related: People, Curiosity, Excitement, Road, Weather)

"After doing so many different roles, if you don't stretch yourself, there's no excitement left."
- Christine Lahti
(Related: Excitement)

"Before my troops reached the little city, and before the people of Fredericksburg knew that any part of the Confederate army was near, there was great excitement over the demand for surrender."
- James Longstreet
(Related: People, Army, Excitement, Surrender, Troops)

"So this is the only TV show in America where I am quite confident that you, the audience, will share my excitement when I tell you that coming up in our next segment, we have the best graph ever. Best graph ever."
- Rachel Maddow
(Related: America, Excitement, Will)

"Who knows, I have always lived one day at a time. Probably more adventure and excitement."
- Rob Mariano
(Related: Time, Adventure, Day, Excitement)

"It's just a whole different thing, and it's just that my life has been a blessing, and I thank god every day for the gifts that he has given me and for my daughter and to be able to watch her grow and be a part of her joys and her excitement and what she wants to do in life."
- Teena Marie
(Related: Life, Daughter, God, Day, Excitement, Gifts)

"The guitar has a kind of grit and excitement possessed by nothing else."
- Brian May
(Related: Excitement, Guitar, Nothing)

"We sat around one night and thought that people are going to look back and say, I can't imagine there was a lot of excitement about HER going up!"
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Thought, People, Excitement, Night)

"If anything, the overriding emotion is gonna just be excitement."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Emotion, Excitement)

"The president felt that it was important to send an ordinary citizen to experience the excitement of space travel as a representative for all Americans."
- Christa McAuliffe
(Related: Experience, Travel, Americans, Excitement, President, Space)

"We want you to visit our State of Excitement often. Come again and again. But for heaven's sake, don't move here to live. Or if you do have to move in to live, don't tell any of your neighbors where you are going."
- Tom McCall
(Related: Excitement, Heaven, Neighbors, State, Visit, Want)

"I think there's a great difference in consciousness in that same way in that when we're young we read books for the story, for the excitement of the story - and there comes a time when you realise that all stories are more or less the same story."
- John McGahern
(Related: Time, Books, Consciousness, Difference, Excitement)

"There is no greater excitement than to support an intellectual wife and have her support you. Marriage is a partnership in which each inspires the other, and brings fruition to both of you."
- Millicent Carey McIntosh
(Related: Marriage, Wife, Excitement, Partnership, Support)

"I miss performing before a live audience - the energy and excitement - there's nothing to compare with it."
- Rita Mero
(Related: Energy, Excitement, Nothing)

"When David Marr at MIT moved into computer vision, he generated a lot of excitement, but he hit up against the problem of knowledge representation; he had no good representations for knowledge in his vision systems."
- Marvin Minsky
(Related: Knowledge, Vision, Computer, Excitement)

"We definitely need to get the excitement back."
- Robert Mondavi
(Related: Excitement)

"It is extremely unlikely that anyone coming out of school with a technical degree will go into one area and stay there. Today's students have to look forward to the excitement of probably having three or four careers."
- Gordon Moore
(Related: Careers, Excitement, School, Students, Today, Will)

"The creative habit is like a drug. The particular obsession changes, but the excitement, the thrill of your creation lasts."
- Henry Moore
(Related: Habit, Creation, Excitement, Obsession)

"In a poem the excitement has to maintain itself. I am governed by the pull of the sentence as the pull of a fabric is governed by gravity."
- Marianne Moore
(Related: Excitement, Gravity)

"Teaching writing over the years intrudes on your own writing in important ways, taking away some of the excitement of poetry."
- Robert Morgan
(Related: Poetry, Excitement, Teaching, Writing, Years)

"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
(Related: People, Ideas, Hope, Example, Excitement)

"Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don't like action and excitement, you don't go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!"
- Eliot Ness
(Related: Work, Action, Excitement, Hell, Police)

"Lyrics are very different. There is a clear line between that and a poem. Something that has been a source of great excitement and delight for me is this idea that I get to rhyme."
- Joanna Newsom
(Related: Idea, Delight, Excitement)

"Without any intended hubris, I've lead a pretty exciting life. What I've tried to do in Mission Compromised is draw on those experiences to create a sense of excitement and realism within the story."
- Oliver North
(Related: Life, Excitement, Mission, Pretty, Realism, Sense)

"No one can deny the excitement of visiting another world."
- Barney Oliver
(Related: Excitement, World)

"When you coach as long as I did, you can't help but miss those Saturdays - dealing with the players, the game preparation, the challenges, the excitement."
- Tom Osborne
(Related: Coach, Excitement, Help, Preparation)

"Excitement in education and student productivity, the ability to get a result that you want from students, go together and cannot be separated."
- Major Owens
(Related: Education, Ability, Excitement, Productivity, Result, Students, Want)

"I'm glad I haven't married - I crave excitement."
- Cynthia Payne
(Related: Excitement)

"There are a few directors around who I have some excitement about spending my $7 at the theatre watching their movies."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Movies, Excitement, Theatre)

"I don't have any particular excitement about working with any specific director or actor at this point."
- Sean Penn
(Related: Actor, Excitement)

"I consider criticism merely a preliminary excitement, a statement of things a writer has to clear up in his own head sometime or other, probably antecedent to writing; of no value unless it come to fruit in the created work later."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Work, Criticism, Excitement, Value, Writer, Writing)

"Yet better for one of my nature to have it that way than to have life a peaceful, placid flow of quiet contentment. I must have days of rushing excitement."
- Dawn Powell
(Related: Life, Nature, Contentment, Excitement, Quiet)

"In their eyes as they pass is not hatred, not excitement, not despair, not the tonic of their victory - there is just the simple expression of being here as though they had been here doing this forever, and nothing else."
- Ernie Pyle
(Related: Victory, Being, Despair, Excitement, Expression, Eyes, Hatred, Nothing)

"And also the new excitement and variety of ways that the abstract expressionists were applying paint. You could put it on as though it were colored air and it would be painting."
- Robert Rauschenberg
(Related: Excitement, Painting, Variety)

"Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed."
- Cavett Robert
(Related: Character, Ability, Excitement, Resolution)

"It is always with excitement that I wake up in the morning wondering what my intuition will toss up to me, like gifts from the sea. I work with it and rely on it. It's my partner."
- Jonas Salk
(Related: Work, Excitement, Gifts, Intuition, Sea, Will)

"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
(Related: Excitement, Want)

"Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument."
- George Sand
(Related: Faith, Life, Argument, Excitement, Magnificence, Treasure, Words)

"I lost that excitement I had when I first started out. It was all about the need to just get a job, and so I found the joy again when I was writing Deuce Bigelow. I was laughing so hard and along with my writing partner at the time, simply laughing until we cried."
- Rob Schneider
(Related: Time, Excitement, First, Job, Joy, Writing)

"To me, the excitement is in ordering a fine shotgun, going through the process that everybody who has bought one has gone through for 100 years. You order it, you make a significant down payment, and then you wait three or four years for the gun to be custom-made for you."
- Tom Selleck
(Related: Custom, Excitement, Order, Years)

"There's this sense of excitement because you invent and control the characters. You decide whether they live or die. I find this type of creative process tremendously stimulating."
- Sidney Sheldon
(Related: Control, Excitement, Sense)

"The excitement really didn't start to build until the trailer - which was carrying me, with a space suit with ventilation and all that sort of stuff - pulled up to the launch pad."
- Alan Shepard
(Related: Excitement, Space)

"At the moment you are no longer an observing, reflecting being; you have ceased to be aware of yourself; you exist only in that quiet, steady thrill that is so unlike any excitement that you have ever known."
- May Sinclair
(Related: Being, Excitement, Quiet)

"I believe that an artist working for and representing the Kingdom of God should do the best of their ability to show and prove the depth, life, newness, creativity, truth and excitement of their Heavenly Father through the work that is set before them."
- Daniel Smith
(Related: Work, Life, Father, God, Truth, Creativity, Ability, Artist, Excitement)

"Yes, long hours and a hard life for my parents, but for a six to seven year old every new day dawned with fresh excitement when you have not a care in the world, and so much to learn and witness."
- Vernon L. Smith
(Related: Life, Care, Day, Excitement, Old, Parents, World)

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning."
- Gloria Steinem
(Related: Imagination, Excitement, Planning, Possibilities)

"As soon as I started writing Julia, by which I mean while writing its first sentence, I felt a sudden, reassuring charge of excitement. I knew it was going to work."
- Peter Straub
(Related: Work, Excitement, First, Writing)

"However, the occasional visit of success provides just the excitement an engineer needs to face work the following day."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Success, Work, Day, Excitement, Needs, Visit)

"If you wish to draw off the people from a bad or wicked custom, you must beat up for a march; you must make an excitement, do something that everybody will notice."
- Lewis Tappan
(Related: People, Custom, Excitement, March, Will)

"The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Excitement, Language)

"This position of this Northern party brought about the troubles of 1850, and the political excitement of 1854."
- Robert Toombs
(Related: Excitement, Party)

"Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game."
- Donald Trump
(Related: Money, Motivation, Excitement)

"There hasn't been this much excitement since the Romans fed the Christians to the Lions."
- Sid Waddell
(Related: Excitement)

"Get excited and enthusiastic about you own dream. This excitement is like a forest fire - you can smell it, taste it, and see it from a mile away."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Dream, Excitement, Fire, Taste)

"Every man can transform the world from one of monotony and drabness to one of excitement and adventure."
- Irving Wallace
(Related: Adventure, Excitement, Man, World)

"I mean, I think I just it added to my excitement to playing today, and just going out there and doing the best I could, and no matter what happened, the end of the day was going to be a good end."
- Karrie Webb
(Related: Day, End, Excitement, Today)

"One of the people that I respect the most now, a person I think has done a heck of a lot for this world as a leader, is Margaret Thatcher. She helped create a world that offers us a lot of excitement as we look to the next century."
- Sanford I. Weill
(Related: Leader, People, Excitement, Now, Respect, World)

"As Ralph's character begins to discover the political thriller aspect of the film, he falls deeper in love with his wife, so the two run together. That's the beauty of this film. It has fast pace and excitement, but it also has heart and soul."
- Rachel Weisz
(Related: Beauty, Love, Wife, Soul, Heart, Character, Excitement, Film)

"I wanted to capture the excitement of house music, almost like a four-four beat, and the best way to do that was to use a language that was rhythmic and performative."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Music, Excitement, Language)

"I'd always liked to read, but when I picked up books I wasn't getting the same kind of excitement from them that I was from going out clubbing. I wanted to get the same kind of feel."
- Irvine Welsh
(Related: Books, Excitement)

"There is no excitement anywhere in the world, short of war, to match the excitement of the American presidential campaign."
- Theodore White
(Related: War, American, Excitement, World)

"The role we can play every day, if we try, is to take the whole experience of every day and shape it to involve American man. It is our job to interest him in his community and to give his ideas the excitement they should have."
- John Hay Whitney
(Related: Experience, Ideas, American, Community, Day, Excitement, Interest, Job, Man, Play)

"I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future."
- Andrew Wiles
(Related: Hope, Excitement, Future, Mathematicians, Mathematics, Problems, Will)

"It's my mother's engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all - this was my way of keeping her close to it all."
- Prince William
(Related: Mother, Thought, Excitement, Fun)

"Anything outside marriage seems like freedom and excitement."
- Jeanette Winterson
(Related: Marriage, Excitement, Freedom)

"The human mind is capable of excitement without the application of gross and violent stimulants; and he must have a very faint perception of its beauty and dignity who does not know this."
- William Wordsworth
(Related: Beauty, Perception, Dignity, Excitement, Mind)

"The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you're learning you're not old."
- Rosalyn S. Yalow
(Related: Age, Excitement, Learning, Old, Youth)