Quotes and Sayings about Play



"On the field, blacks have been able to be super giants. But, once our playing days are over, this is the end of it and we go back to the back of the bus again."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: End, Giants)

"I don't feel right unless I have a sport to play or at least a way to work up a sweat."
- Hank Aaron
(Related: Work, Play, Right)

"Can you imagine Simon as a kid? His imaginary friends probably never wanted to play with him."
- Paula Abdul
(Related: Friends, Play)

"It's hard for young players to see the big picture. They just see three or four years down the road."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Road, Years)

"Michael Jordan and Magic and myself all learned how to play the game in college programs that emphasized the team."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: College, Magic, Play)

"I wanted to play baseball!"
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Play)

"I think the NBA players have to be held accountable in a reasonable way, just like any other professionals."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: professionals)

"Center is a very tough position to play."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Play)

"Great players are willing to give up their own personal achievement for the achievement of the group. It enhances everybody."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Achievement)

"You have to be able to center yourself, to let all of your emotions go... Don't ever forget that you play with your soul as well as your body."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Soul, Body, Emotions, Forget, Play)

"You can't win if you don't play as a unit."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Play)

"When the line started to blur between the fans and the players, sometimes things can get ugly."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Fans, Ugly)

"I didn't really seek attention. I just wanted to play the game well and go home."
- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
(Related: Home, Attention, Play)

"I don't remember what was going through my mind, but what was going through my body was fear and terror. I had been on the road with Johnny and working gigs and playing a lot of the organ clubs."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Fear, Body, Mind, Road, Terror)

"Every time I listen back to solos of mine I'll hear something I like and then another phrase that I can't stand. You have to live with what you play. And the recording medium puts that on us. When I play live gigs I don't think so much like that."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Time, Play)

"You're just sort of searching for this "thing" and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo."
- John Abercrombie
(Related: Music, Thought, Jazz, Play, Trying)

"For the stage displays the first vigorous expression, as the natural thing and without conspicuous restraint, of private individuality."
- Lascelles Abercrombie
(Related: Expression, First, Individuality, Restraint)

"My role in it was not as central as it was in some of the later cases considering I was younger then and I was playing a role of co-counsel on the case."
- Floyd Abrams
"It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game."
- Floyd Abrams
(Related: Winning, Facts, Judges, Law, Lawyers, Losing)

"I'm a small and normal girl, and stories like mine no one likes to tell. Fortunately so, because I wouldn't like to play myself."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Play)

"I had to gain weight until I looked like a seal so I could compete with the real whores who played the other roles. I was fat as a barrel."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Gain, Weight)

"For most of my career, I've played roles that were written for other actresses."
- Victoria Abril
(Related: Career)

"I always knew I'd be in music in some sort of capacity. I didn't know if I'd be successful at it, but I knew I'd be doing something in it. Maybe get a job in a record store. Maybe even play in a band. I never got into this to be a star."
- Bryan Adams
(Related: Music, Successful, Job, Play)

"Sinn Fein has demonstrated the ability to play a leadership role as part of a popular movement towards peace, equality and justice."
- Gerry Adams
(Related: Equality, Leadership, Peace, Ability, Justice, Play, Popular)

"The difference between playing the stock market and the horses is that one of the horses must win."
- Joey Adams
(Related: Difference, Horses)

"You may shelve your Shakespearian plans for the present. I am going to play Peter Pan."
- Maude Adams
(Related: May, Play, Present)

"It's funny because a lot of people that know me as a dancer, don't know that I'm a singer, and a lot of people that know I can sing don't know I can dance. And so, I feel like at some point I have to show them both and really be able to display it and showcase it, and put that out there."
- Naima Adedapo
(Related: Funny, People, Dance)

"That's when we was makin this video stuff. They went all over the place makin it. And they was wantin to know, at the college, how I got started playin and how do I do everything - you know, all that."
- Hasil Adkins
(Related: College)

"The ideas of the great playwrights are almost always larger than the experiences of even the best actors."
- Stella Adler
(Related: Ideas, Actors)

"The play is not in the words, it's in you!"
- Stella Adler
(Related: Play, Words)

"Work while you work, play while you play - this is a basic rule of repressive self-discipline."
- Theodor Adorno
(Related: Work, Play, Self)

"You can't do anything to help your team win when you don't play."
- Freddy Adu
(Related: Help, Play)

"I'm tired of playing the brat."
- Casey Affleck
"Well, you know, I've bonded with a lot of people over the years, you know. We played the same tournaments year after year and we go back to the same place and many times the seats have been full and that has meant the world to me for sure."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: People, World, Years)

"My father actually moved out from Chicago just so he could play tennis 365 days a year, so it was - it was a place we played every day. We played before school. We played after school. We woke up. We played tennis. We brushed our teeth in that order."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Father, Chicago, Day, Order, Play, School, Tennis)

"It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Challenge, Fighting, World)

"I think one of the greatest joys I have now in my career and in my profession is to be playing at an age where I can appreciate it more than I used to... It's a whole different lens you look through the older you get."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Age, Career, Now, Profession)

"I'm going to have to pick my shots and play great tennis."
- Andre Agassi
(Related: Play, Tennis)

"Theatre director: a person engaged by the management to conceal the fact that the players cannot act."
- James Agate
(Related: Management, Act, Fact, Theatre)

"Shaw's plays are the price we pay for Shaw's prefaces."
- James Agate
"It is a peculiar part of the good photographer's adventure to know where luck is most likely to lie in the stream, to hook it, and to bring it in without unfair play and without too much subduing it."
- James Agee
(Related: Lie, Adventure, Luck, Play)

"Ah, the pleasure, the joy - a big news story that runs and runs, that is played down by some of our journalistic colleagues, saying 'it'll never happen', only to be confirmed by the Home Secretary."
- Kamal Ahmed
(Related: Home, Joy, News, Pleasure, Saying)

"I think if you want to become a great football player, professional, you must give all the time one hundred percent, you must work hard - to be lucky is a good thing - but if you work hard and you give everything you will have great success."
- Greg Akcelrod
(Related: Success, Time, Work, Football, Want, Will)

"I wouldn't have made it past the first round of American Idol auditions. It was months before our first song was recorded. The guys were like, 'Just seeng!' And I was like, 'I don't know how to seeng! Can't I just play the triangle?'"
- Malin Akerman
(Related: American, First, Months, Past, Play, Song)

"I'm not suggesting that the play is without fault; all of my plays are imperfect, I'm rather happy to say-it leaves me something to do."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Fault, Play)

"A play is fiction - and fiction is fact distilled into truth."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Truth, Fact, Fiction, Play)

"One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will, to receive impressions, to sense rather than know, to gather rather than immediately understand."
- Edward Albee
(Related: Mind, Play, Sense, Will)

"Concentrate, play your game, and don't be afraid to win."
- Amy Alcott
(Related: Play)

"Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be delightful, old age will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success."
- Louisa May Alcott
(Related: Age, Life, Success, Time, Work, Day, Old, Play, Will, Worth, Youth)

"It makes it fun. When an actor plays a character, you want what that character wants. Otherwise it doesn't look authentic. So I really want to defeat Jimmy - I mean Jimmy as the character."
- Alan Alda
(Related: Character, Actor, Defeat, Fun, Want)

"The fact that a player is very short of time is, to my mind, as little to be considered an excuse as, for instance, the statement of the law-breaker that he was drunk at the time he committed the crime."
- Alexander Alekhine
(Related: Time, Crime, Fact, Law, Mind)

"The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in."
- Jason Alexander
(Related: Life, Actors, Manners, Play)

"King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's cane for the sword Excalibur."
- Lloyd Alexander
(Related: Heroes)

"When I graduated college I needed to make money while I was pursuing acting, so I read screenplays and made a living writing coverage on them for studios."
- Sasha Alexander
(Related: Money, Acting, College, Living, Writing)

"Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own."
- Nelson Algren
(Related: Mom, Cards, Man, Play, Sleep, Woman)

"I'm doing a play, a musical. The musical follows the Mamma Mia concept. It's my first LA theater project."
- Tatyana Ali
(Related: First, Play, Project, Theater)

"Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Eyes, Heaven)

"Life is a corrupting process from the time a child learns to play his mother off against his father in the politics of when to go to bed; he who fears corruption fears life."
- Saul Alinsky
(Related: Life, Politics, Time, Mother, Father, Bed, Corruption, Play)

"Michael Ralph brilliantly plays the street prophet, a West Indian who foreshadows the Harlem riot."
- Debbie Allen
(Related: Riot)

"I play a musical instrument a little, but only for my own amazement."
- Fred Allen
(Related: Play)

"It actually took me a year to learn how to play running back - to understand what they were doing defensively and then what our guys were doing every single play."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Play, Running)

"You've got to be extremely careful, because you could be with a great team, and you could be the product of a great team. There are some players that stand out despite the teams that they play on, and there are some players that are good because of the team that they're with."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Play)

"You know, I think when I reflect on it, I think there's certainly a sense of history. When you have ambitions to play this game, you want to be one of the best ever, and you want to play so well and be so effective that you want people to remember your name 100 years from now."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: History, People, Name, Now, Play, Sense, Want, Years)

"It really lasted the whole game, because I was really untouchable, unstoppable that game. But it was heightened on one particular play, and that was the longest run where everything completely slowed down. My awareness was so keen, it was so heightened, it was really amazing."
- Marcus Allen
(Related: Awareness, Play)

"It's always hard - if you're not the best player on your team, how can you be the best player in college?"
- Marcus Allen
(Related: College)

"If a horse won't eat it, I don't want to play on it."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Play, Want)

"I'll play first, third, left. I'll play anywhere - except Philadelphia."
- Richie Allen
(Related: First, Play)

"I wish they'd shut the gates, and let us play ball with no press and no fans."
- Richie Allen
(Related: Fans, Play, Press)

"Yes, of course that's true but you know, the irony of all that is that before the accident, I'd pretty much lost interest in playing drums."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Accident, Interest, Irony, Pretty)

"Thinking about what songs are coming next instead of just relaxing, breathing and playing from my heart. Sometimes it can get to be almost like the enemy."
- Rick Allen
(Related: Heart, Enemy, Songs, Thinking)

"When we played softball, I'd steal second base, feel guilty and go back."
- Woody Allen
"When I play ball, I play hardball."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Play)

"I don't want to be in some big beautiful place that nobody want me, because I play the blues."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Play, Want)

"I mean, look how many musicians have come through and played beside me, and I'm workin' and they're not."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Musicians)

"I want to play in a place people want to hear me."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People, Play, Want)

"We played the same thing in Europe we played in the States."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Europe, states)

"What I want to do, is play music for somebody who believe in me."
- Luther Allison
(Related: Music, Play, Want)

"I want people to recognize Luther Allison when I play."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People, Play, Want)

"But I never had that commercial opportunity to be played on the radio, so how could I be popular?"
- Luther Allison
(Related: Opportunity, Popular)

"Before I left, I opened a lot of doors for a lot of people to play the blues."
- Luther Allison
(Related: People, Play)

"The thing of playin' and singin' never bothered me."
- Mose Allison
"I just try to do as good job with the material as I can and play some jazz as well, some improvised music, and do that every night. Just see where it goes."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Music, Jazz, Job, Night, Play)

"My main influences have always been the classic jazz players who sang, like Louis Armstrong and Nat King Cole and Jack Teagarden."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Jazz)

"So I'm in my 51st year of playin' mostly nightclubs. I do some concerts."
- Mose Allison
"Pizza Express has been a real godsend for me. I've been working there for several years, six weeks a year. You can go to work every night and play. It's a nice little club. It's just about the right size for me, about 150 people."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Work, People, Night, Play, Right, Years)

"I'm playin' the music I like."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Music)

"I'm playin' music for a certain type of person. Fortunately, there are more and more of us. At least there are more comin' to see me than there were 30 years ago or so."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Music, Years)

"I do some concerts. At the moment, I'm being helped a lot by a gig I play in London, which is Pizza Express."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Being, London, Play)

"All the classic jazz players all sang and a lot of 'em sang blues."
- Mose Allison
(Related: Jazz)

"When I got out of high school, I thought, I'll take a year or two off and play the clubs, get this out of my system, and then go to med school."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Thought, Play, School)

"Clapton asked my brother to play on his record. I thought that was the most wonderful thing in the world."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Brother, Thought, Play, World)

"I didn't think we would ever make enough money to pay rent by playing music."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Money, Music)

"I got Jimmy Hall from Wet Willie and he also plays now with Hank Williams Jr."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Now)

"I got tired of playing other people's songs."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: People, Songs)

"At the Muddy Waters thing, I played the first song by myself on an acoustic guitar. I thought that was great that y'all did that tribute to Muddy Waters. I had a real good time."
- Gregg Allman
(Related: Time, Thought, First, Guitar, Song, Tribute)

"It was my first straight dramatic role, and the most adult, intelligent one I have ever played."
- June Allyson
(Related: First)

"For me it always comes down to what is a good song and I'm very old fashioned in the way that I like to make songs that have something classic about them whether you can play them with an orchestra or an electro synthesizer or an acoustic guitar."
- Marc Almond
(Related: Guitar, Old, Play, Song, Songs)

"I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Play)

"There's something interesting about playing live; you're in the moment, and I think it would be beneficial."
- Herb Alpert
"He has a method that likens the musician to an athlete, so I do physical exercises designed to keep a musician in shape in order to perform the function, which is to play music."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Music, Order, Play)

"Clifford Brown was in the jazz circles considered to be probably the greatest trumpet player who ever lived."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: Jazz)

"Although there was a point with the Tijuana Brass where we were playing for such huge crowds that I kind of lost contact. At one point, the only connection I had with the audience was with people out there lighting cigarettes."
- Herb Alpert
(Related: People, Connection, Crowds)

"The mystique associated with the bomb, the role that scientists played in it, and its general importance could not fail to impress even a six-year old."
- Sidney Altman
(Related: Importance, Old, Scientists)

"The fact that we write about it doesn't mean we play better than ordinary players at all."
- Al Alvarez
(Related: Fact, Play)

"In emerging democracies like Russia, in authoritarian states like Iran or even Yugoslavia, journalists play a vital role in civil society. In fact, they form the very basis of those new democracies and civil societies."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Society, Fact, Play, Russia, states)

"We played one warm-up gig at this bar that was kinda like that bar in 'The Blues Brothers' with the chicken wire. This place called The Brick House, in Housatonic. I really can't believe we're going to play for people in New York City. I'm terrified, but it's a small enough room. But it's really just supposed to be for the fun of it."
- Lauren Ambrose
(Related: People, Brothers, Fun, Play)

"In horror movies today it's lots of fast cut shot and lots of loud noises on the soundtrack. I tried to do the opposite. Playing with silence for instance."
- Alejandro Amenabar
(Related: Movies, Horror, Silence, Today)

"I played djembe, percussion, keyboards and I sang."
- Jeff Ament
"I'm not going to say no to playing a show in Missoula."
- Jeff Ament
"With Pearl Jam, everybody is so good at what they do, it's hard to get up the courage to say, Can I sing this part, or, I want to play guitar. I feel like I have more courage to do that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Courage, Guitar, Play, Want)

"We just finished making a record. Everybody wants to play shows, so we're going to after that."
- Jeff Ament
(Related: Play)

"The Soviet Union did not achieve victory over the West, so was my information inadequate to help them to victory, or did it play no particular role in their failure to achieve victory?"
- Aldrich Ames
(Related: Failure, Victory, Help, Information, Play)

"In jazz, you listen to what the bass player is doing and what the drummer is doing, what the pianist and the guitarist is doing, and then you play something that compliments that, so you are thinking simultaneously and thinking ahead."
- David Amram
(Related: Compliments, Jazz, Play, Thinking)

"Esquire, in a July, 1957 issue, has a photograph of me playing the French horn at the Five Spot."
- David Amram
(Related: July)

"When you are accompanying someone, you are listening to them the way you listen to a Bach Chorale, where four parts are going on at the same time, all of which are gorgeous melodies, all being played simultaneously."
- David Amram
(Related: Time, Being, Listening)

"Now, on nights that I can't sleep, I play video games alone until the morning."
- Namie Amuro
(Related: Games, Now, Play, Sleep)

"Play so that you may be serious."
- Anacharsis
(Related: May, Play)

"They gave us the freedom just to play and have fun."
- Anthony Anderson
(Related: Freedom, Fun, Play)

"The crowd paid little or no respect to every player out there tonight."
- Bob Anderson
(Related: Respect)

"When I played, I had a natural ability to jump and run, and I just wanted to get bigger and heavier."
- Brady Anderson
(Related: Ability)

"I can never make up my mind if I'm happy being a flute player, or if I wish I were Eric Clapton."
- Ian Anderson
(Related: Being, Mind)

"As a brunette, I had previously been this serious actress. Then I became a blonde and got to play a completely different, comic role."
- Loni Anderson
(Related: Play)

"The essence of a tragedy, or even of a serious play, is the spiritual awakening, or regeneration, of the hero."
- Maxwell Anderson
(Related: Play, Spiritual, Tragedy)

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

"That was fun to play. There were some nice special effects coupled with some really nice moments with child and wife. I also was able to age to about 100 years in 'Brief Candle.'"
- Richard Dean Anderson
(Related: Age, Wife, Fun, Moments, Play, Years)

"The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play."
- Robert Anderson
(Related: Heart, Conviction, Man, Measure, Mission, Passion, Play, Will)

"The players make the manager, it's never the other way."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager)

"The only thing I believe is this: A player does not have to like a manager and he does not have to respect a manager. All he has to do is obey the rules."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Manager, Respect, Rules)

"Players have two things to do. Play and keep their mouths shut."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Play)

"Baseball is a simple game. If you have good players and if you keep them in the right frame of mind then the manager is a success."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Success, Manager, Baseball, Mind, Right)

"And you wouldn't believe what a small world it is because everyone seems to know that I was a Playmate. You wouldn't be scared of me, would you?"
- Marliece Andrada
(Related: World)

"I was always in trouble from an early age. I had a fraught relationship with my parents, who were very traditional. Doing plays at school was a joyous release."
- Naveen Andrews
(Related: Age, Parents, School, Trouble)

"I knew I wasn't a baseball writer. I was scared to death. I really was afraid to talk to players, and I didn't want to go into the press box because I thought I was faking it."
- Roger Angell
(Related: Death, Thought, Baseball, Press, Talk, Want, Writer)

"When you record, you live with what you recorded for many many years, but when you play it's just an hour and a half and then once it's over it's over."
- Keren Ann
(Related: Play, Years)

"There is no development strategy more beneficial to society as a whole - women and men alike - than the one which involves women as central players."
- Kofi Annan
(Related: Men, Society, Women, Strategy, Development)

"I would never play any role in anything that involves the United Nations for obvious reasons."
- Kojo Annan
(Related: Nations, Obvious, Play, United)

"I had to choose between American and British actors, and it didn't take me more than a second to decide: Russians are Europeans and should be played by other Europeans."
- Jean-Jacques Annaud
(Related: Actors, American)

"Many activities and team play participation will give you a training that will prove invaluable later on in life."
- Walter Annenberg
(Related: Life, Participation, Play, Training, Will)

"The wonderful thing about acting is you move along with your decade. The older you get, the more interesting the parts you get to play and you bring more of your personal experience to the part."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Experience, Acting, Play)

"I couldn't imagine playing someone young now; it would be so boring."
- Francesca Annis
(Related: Now)

"When I got to the reading all the work, I was reduced to being an actor in an experimental play that I'd already written. And I didn't want to be an actor."
- David Antin
(Related: Work, Actor, Being, Play, Reading, Want)

"I know what my job is: I write the songs, I sing them, I play them on the piano."
- Fiona Apple
(Related: Job, Play, Songs)

"I had to do something special coming in. I didn't do it, so I had to do it in the playoff. Winning the Mercedes is awesome. Winning three times is a dream come true."
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Dream, Winning)

"We all say, 'You don't have to run around playing all these tournaments and trying to conquer the world like Dr. Evil.'"
- Stuart Appleby
(Related: Evil, Trying, World)

"It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to time, of playful deeds and jokes."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Time, Deeds, Jokes, Mind, Relaxation)

"That was the reasoning behind learning to play bass, and then after that it was more like it was neat to play songs together - for me to play bass and for him to play guitar."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Guitar, Learning, Play, Songs)

"We just bought a new house, so my wife's been doing all the moving and other stuff, so I would like to go home and just sit and enjoy all that for a couple months before I gotta start playing again."
- Tom Araya
(Related: Home, Wife, Months)

"Why did I spend all these years playing boring Europeans? I was made for action movies."
- Asia Argento
(Related: Movies, Action, Years)

"When money comes into play then that's all it's about wanting money, who's making the most who can get the most, me, me me... and in the end it screws up the person and the sport."
- Alexis Arguello
(Related: Money, End, Play)

"I had been doing plays in New York and on a whim we packed up and moved West, I started doing commercials and plays and guest star spots on TV and one thing led to another and I got Knots Landing."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: Guest, Whim)

"I want to play trailer trash; I swear to God."
- Joan Van Ark
(Related: God, Play, Want)

"I feel like Josh, Michelle and Adam were all team players, who wanted to be a part of an ensemble."
- Adam Arkin
"I don't think the news department will have to lie down and play dead like it has in the past. By and large the network has been understanding, but then so have I."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Lie, Network, News, Past, Play, Understanding, Will)

"Television is a powerful medium that has to be used for something better than sitcoms and police shows. On the other hand, if you don't recognize the forces that play on what people watch and what they don't then you're a fool and you should be in a different business."
- Roone Arledge
(Related: Business, People, Fool, Play, Police, Television)

"Yesterday I was playing Beethoven's fifth, because I love that."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Love, Yesterday)

"One of them would definitely be the Nelson Mandela gig, when I played the tribute song for him. He was up and dancing, and he really enjoyed it. It was a really lovely occasion."
- Joan Armatrading
(Related: Dancing, Song, Tribute)

"Make no mistake about it. These are not 'kookie' birds. Right now the greatest player, the big tent on the political scene in America, is called the Tea Party movement."
- Dick Armey
(Related: Mistake, America, Birds, Now, Party, Right, Tea)

"There are a lot of bands who claim to be punk and they only play the music, they have no clue what it's all about. It's a lifestyle. It's not about popularity and all that crap."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Music, Play, Popularity, Punk)

"I approach playing acoustic guitar more of as a percussive instrument. It's fragile. I don't have a lot of finesse when it comes to my guitar playing."
- Billie Joe Armstrong
(Related: Guitar)

"I guess to just keep playing music; to just keep outdoing the last record."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: Music)

"All I've ever wanted to do was play music and go on the road and make records."
- Brody Armstrong
(Related: Music, Play, Road)

"There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind."
- Louis Armstrong
(Related: Music, Play)

"What we play is life."
- Louis Armstrong
(Related: Life, Play)

"Nature, with equal mind, Sees all her sons at play, Sees man control the wind, The wind sweep man away."
- Matthew Arnold
(Related: Nature, Control, Man, Mind, Play, Sons, Wind)

"One's age should be tranquil, as childhood should be playful. Hard work at either extremity of life seems out of place. At midday the sun may burn, and men labor under it; but the morning and evening should be alike calm and cheerful."
- Thomas Arnold
(Related: Age, Life, Men, Work, Childhood, Evening, Hard work, Labor, May, Sun)

"But I definitely see us playing a major role in St. Louis in the years to come. We already provide service to 95 percent of the markets St. Louis travelers visit the most. And we're adding capacity in some of the most important markets."
- Gerard Arpey
(Related: Service, Visit, Years)

"I'm not playing a role. I'm being myself, whatever the hell that is."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Being, Hell)

"I suddenly realized that comedy, for me, was just being honest, and playing it for real. I've seen so many wonderful actors who turn into creatures from another planet when they're told they are supposed to be playing comedy."
- Bea Arthur
(Related: Actors, Being, Comedy)

"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try."
- Mary Kay Ash
(Related: Music, People)

"I don't play full court anymore. I just play half-court."
- John Ashcroft
(Related: Court, Play)

"If you're paid before you walk on the court, what's the point in playing as if your life depended on it?"
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Life, Court)

"Let me put it this way: I think Republicans tend to keep the ball in play, Democrats go for broke."
- Arthur Ashe
(Related: Democrats, Play, Republicans)

"There's also something of an illusion in that, you can perhaps record a TV thing one month and complete a book the next and then be in a play. Then, if they all come out at once, it looks as if you're actually juggling a million things."
- Jane Asher
(Related: Illusion, Play)

"All the writers and producers around us that gave us the environment where we could play. They were able to provide us with a place where we could take chances to play with things, go against the grain and do things that people don't always do."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: People, Environment, Play, Writers)

"I played a lot of character parts in school."
- Matthew Ashford
(Related: Character, School)

"In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes."
- Elizabeth Ashley
(Related: Romance)

"I think that by and large chess players have been very kind. Like I said there have been a few incidents, but they certainly didn't serve to bring me down any."
- Maurice Ashley
(Related: Chess)

"I think it's more fun to play a hero with an edge."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Fun, Play)

"Getting to play superheros is a pretty good job."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Job, Play, Pretty)

"Playing a character who's dealing not only with a superpower but having a normal relationship is easy to associate with, because I feel that everyone has been through it."
- Shawn Ashmore
(Related: Character)

"I love to play for audiences that are simply made of people rather than so-called special people."
- John Astin
(Related: Love, People, Audiences, Play)

"I don't want to play the fat guy or the friend for the rest of my life."
- Sean Astin
(Related: Life, Friend, Play, Rest, Want)

"It's so logical and so simple. Fat is the backup fuel system. The role it plays in the body is that when there's no carbohydrate around, fat will become the primary energy fuel. That's pretty well known."
- Robert Atkins
(Related: Body, Energy, Pretty, Will)

"Good plays drive bad playgoers crazy."
- Brooks Atkinson
"There is no joy so great as that of reporting that a good play has come to town."
- Brooks Atkinson
(Related: Joy, Play)

"There's nothing more important in making movies than the screenplay."
- Richard Attenborough
(Related: Movies, Nothing)

"I worked with my son when he was much younger; we did L.A. Law together, where I played his father and he played a kid who was suing his father for alienation of affection or something. It was great."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Father, Son, Affection, Alienation, Law)

"My daughter is here in town doing a play, and her dog is staying with us. We live up in the hills, so he has access to thousands of acres of wilderness."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Daughter, Play, Wilderness)

"At this point we've answered about every question you could possibly imagine about Deep Space Nine, so we do this thing called Theatrical Jazz, where we do a show of bits and pieces of things from plays and literature, poetry... stuff that we like. It's fun."
- Rene Auberjonois
(Related: Poetry, Deep, Fun, Jazz, Literature, Question, Space)

"Who can map out the various forces at play in one soul? Man is a great depth, O Lord. The hairs of his head are easier by far to count than his feeling, the movements of his heart."
- Saint Augustine
(Related: Soul, Heart, Feeling, Man, Play)

"People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker."
- Mary Austin
(Related: People, Poker, Prayer)

"I began playing in the Pacific Coast Indoor Tennis Championships."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Tennis)

"To meet my goals, I couldn't let up when I was playing tennis."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Goals, Tennis)

"My mind started wandering. I started playing carefully, instead of playing the way that had gotten me to that point. I had to force myself to keep driving the ball."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Driving, Force, Mind)

"Pam has always been my glamorous big sister - 13 years older than I. She played on the women's circuit for nine years and came home to tell me stories of France, Japan."
- Tracy Austin
(Related: Home, Sister, Women, France, Years)

"When I started to play trumpet I was fortunate to learn very quickly."
- Frankie Avalon
(Related: Play)

"How wonderful it is to play with someone you feel very close to."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Play)

"I usually only play with very close friends."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Friends, Play)

"Pianists don't argue too much generally because we have such a hard time just getting things right; arguing is for string players."
- Emanuel Ax
(Related: Time, Right)

"When I was recording from '70 to '82, I always played piano and laid the tracks down. But I used to talk to the other musicians while the track was playing."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Musicians, Talk)

"Having good health, being able to breathe and be happy, that's one of the most beautiful gifts. On top of that, I have the gift to play music and make people happy through that. I'm just telling you from my heart, I'm so in love with life."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Life, Love, Music, Health, People, Heart, Being, Gifts, Play)

"I'd definitely love to play in Nashville again. That would be really good."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Love, Play)

"People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I'm not caught up in defining the type of music I play."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Music, People, Jazz, Play, Style)

"I couldn't get my album played over the so-called smooth jazz stations. Jazz stations would not play it. You don't always know who you're making that soul connection with."
- Roy Ayers
(Related: Soul, Connection, Jazz, Play)

"I love to come in and play with a wig or glasses or clothes. I love using props. I'm from the Peter Sellers school of trying to prepare for the character."
- Dan Aykroyd
(Related: Love, Character, Clothes, Play, School, Trying)

"Life is a song - sing it. Life is a game - play it. Life is a challenge - meet it. Life is a dream - realize it. Life is a sacrifice - offer it. Life is love - enjoy it."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Life, Love, Sacrifice, Dream, Challenge, Play, Song)

"Do not be misled by what you see around you, or be influenced by what you see. You live in a world which is a playground of illusion, full of false paths, false values and false ideals. But you are not part of that world."
- Sai Baba
(Related: Values, Ideals, Illusion, World)

"What comprises good performance? The ability through singing or playing to make the ear conscious of the true content and affect of a composition."
- Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(Related: Performance, Ability, Content, Singing)

"It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself."
- Johannes Sebastian Bach
(Related: Time, Key, Play, Right, Will)

"Yes, but I have to say this: the band is going to decide where the band plays."
- Sebastian Bach
"It is easy for me to go play a rock show, I have been doing that all my life and I love that."
- Sebastian Bach
(Related: Life, Love, Play)

"Maybe if they start playing new rock bands videos, then maybe but there is no point in a guy like me spending 250 grand for a video that no one is ever going to see."
- Sebastian Bach
"I started playing piano with a little band in high school. I was terrible. I thought I had absolutely no talent. I couldn't keep time. I only got into McGill, which was a lousy music school, because they were taking American music students."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Music, Time, Talent, Thought, American, School, Students)

"Because I was small, I was getting the hell kicked out of me playing football."
- Burt Bacharach
(Related: Football, Hell)

"When you play all that as a body of work there are four great songs, four mediocre songs and four bad songs. I didn't know it at the time; I was just doing my best."
- Randy Bachman
(Related: Work, Time, Body, Play, Songs)

"Illegal immigrants are beginning to comprise a black market class of workers in our society, jeopardizing the financial health of companies which play by the rules, while themselves vulnerable to the exploitation by those willing to take advantage of their illegal status."
- Spencer Bachus
(Related: Health, Society, Financial, Beginning, Class, Exploitation, Play, Rules, Workers)

"I just let the work speak for itself. An actor is not afraid to take risks; to put on different hats; to be a good guy, a bad guy, a victim, an abuser. There are all kinds of people in the world, and playing them is what acting is all about."
- Kevin Bacon
(Related: Work, People, Acting, Actor, World)

"Technique! The very word is like a shriek of outraged Art. It is the idiot name given to effort by those who are too weak, too weary, or too dull to play the game. The mighty have no theory of technique."
- Leonard Bacon
(Related: Art, Effort, Name, Play, Theory, Word)

"As a child, the paddy field was my playground."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
"I just picked up golf, it was good, give me a chance to play golf."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: Chance, Golf, Play)

"We go fish, we also catch fighting fish, looking for birds and it was for kampong people, the paddy field was our the play field for the children."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: People, Birds, Children, Fighting, Fish, Play)

"We have been given a role to play. We have been asked to provide, to give lectures on the role of Islamic development and the way we do it here, so the people who are Muslims there would understand what the role of Islam is."
- Abdullah Ahmad Badawi
(Related: People, Development, Islam, Play)

"The Scoutmaster teaches boys to play the game by doing so himself."
- Robert Baden-Powell
(Related: Boys, Play)

"When the movie was done, Number Five was crated up. Eric took him over to Germany; displayed him over there because Germans really liked this movie. It was very popular with them."
- John Badham
(Related: Germany, Popular)

"I started performing at two or three on a tape recorder, one of those little flat recorders where you just push play and record."
- Erykah Badu
(Related: Play)

"Lots of people I know have bootlegged tapes of performances and if they play it I will be transported back sometimes with happiness, sometimes with horror."
- Chris Bailey
(Related: Happiness, People, Horror, Play, Will)

"I think playing solo is a second rate activity, really. For me, playing is about playing with other people."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: People)

"Personally, I've found that the kind of thing that I like is going into somebody else's area and not playing their music but doing whatever I do in their area."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music)

"Nowadays, I really like playing in studios."
- Derek Bailey
"I wouldn't want to be ideological about it but I think of it as being the best way to approach this kind of playing. I don't think it works in other music, other kinds of playing."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music, Being, Want)

"I think the blues is fine for blues players, but free blues has never made much sense to me."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Sense)

"Even if it is difficult playing with other people - sometimes it's great, sometimes it isn't, but that is kind of the point of it. It loses its point playing solo."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: People)

"For me, playing is about playing with other people."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: People)

"Younger players in this music often turn out to be middle aged; it is not a young music."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music)

"Personally, I've found one of the more stimulating ways of playing in recent times has been to kind of move outside the free improvised area and work with people who are probably improvisers but they have a particular way of working."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Work, People)

"In the absence of that, I am happy to play solo, but I don't think there is any comparison."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Absence, Play)

"Playing music is not really susceptible to theory much. Circumstances affect it so much."
- Derek Bailey
(Related: Music, Circumstances, Theory)

"I think that every single person should play sports."
- Donovan Bailey
(Related: Sports, Play)

"The drummer; he inspired me to play like no one else I have ever met."
- Chet Baker
(Related: Play)

"Acted drama requires surrender of one's self, sympathetic absorption in the play as it develops."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama, Play, Self, Surrender)

"In reading plays, however, it should always be remembered that any play, however great, loses much when not seen in action."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Action, Play, Reading)

"When the drama attains a characterization which makes the play a revelation of human conduct and a dialogue which characterizes yet pleases for itself, we reach dramatic literature."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Drama, Literature, Play)

"What then is tragedy? In the Elizabethan period it was assumed that a play ending in death was a tragedy, but in recent years we have come to understand that to live on is sometimes far more tragic than death."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Death, Ending, Play, Tragedy, Years)

"The instinct to impersonate produces the actor; the desire to provide pleasure by impersonations produces the playwright; the desire to provide this pleasure with adequate characterization and dialogue memorable in itself produces dramatic literature."
- George P. Baker
(Related: Actor, Desire, Instinct, Literature, Pleasure)

"If I am playing any music at all it is jazz music."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Music, Jazz)

"I'd rather play jazz, I hate rock and roll."
- Ginger Baker
(Related: Hate, Jazz, Play)

"You don't need to know who's playing on the White House tennis court to be a good president."
- James Baker
(Related: Court, President, Tennis)

"I do what I did as a hobby as a kid, you know, and make a living at it. And I just feel like I'm one of the luckiest guys in the world 'cuz I get paid to make toys and play with them."
- Rick Baker
(Related: Living, Play, World)

"Of all the toys available, none is better designed than the owner himself. A large multipurpose plaything, its parts can be made to move in almost any direction. It comes completely assembled, and it makes a sound when you jump on it."
- Stephen Baker
(Related: Direction, Sound)

"I don't think that a company should own a studio and the network, and program for their own network. It hurts the creativity - it is not a level playing field."
- Scott Bakula
(Related: Creativity, Company, Network)

"Oh, I was completely hooked on movies and plays and theater from the time I was a day old - I was very, very early on in love with movies and I loved plays."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Love, Movies, Time, Day, Old, Theater)

"I'm always looking, as an actor, for activities. I think it's far more interesting to watch what people do than what they say. You always want to watch behavior, because the dialogue as written by our illustrious leaders is great. Eminently playable."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: People, Actor, Behavior, Leaders, Want)

"I was involved with drama departments since the 5th grade. I played at it. It was an escape."
- Adam Baldwin
(Related: Drama)

"Doing these parts is not fun. It's challenging, but no fun. It's creepy. I would rather play the guy that throws the touchdown pass and gets carried off the field."
- Alec Baldwin
(Related: Fun, Play)

"I never want to feel that I'm playing it safe."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Want)

"I don't think I'm like any of the characters I've played - they're all really far from who I am."
- Christian Bale
"I don't personally look to my own life experiences for answers about how to play a scene."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Life, Answers, Play)

"Essentially, I'm untrained, so I just go with my imagination and try to put myself as solidly as I can into the shoes of whatever person I'm going to be playing."
- Christian Bale
(Related: Imagination)

"Almost a quarter of our planet is a single mountain range and we didn't enter it until after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin went to the moon. So we went to the moon, played golf up there, before we went to the largest feature on our own planet."
- Robert Ballard
(Related: Golf, Moon)

"Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews, as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Equality, Heart, Exercise, Play)

"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin."
- Honore de Balzac
(Related: Husbands, Majority, Play, Trying)

"Between the daylight gambler and the player at night there is the same difference that lies between a careless husband and the lover swooning under his lady's window."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: HusbDifference, Lady, Lies, Night)

"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
(Related: Love, Music, Time, Man, Needs, Play, Woman)

"I hate Stanley Clark, but I have to admit he's playing Jazz whether I like it or not."
- Lester Bangs
(Related: Hate, Jazz)

"People ask me a lot about the values I got from playing for the Cubs for so many years. The value I got out of it was patience. A lot of people these days are not very patient."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: People, Values, Patience, Years)

"It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!"
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Day, Play)

"It's a beautiful day for a ballgame... Let's play two!"
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Day, Play)

"It would be a lot different for me because there is a lot of information that you need to know about as a player. How pitchers are pitching you, how defenses are playing, certain situations about certain pitchers."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Information)

"I like my players to be married and in debt. That's the way you motivate them."
- Ernie Banks
(Related: Debt)

"As a writer, you get to play, you get alter time, you get to come up with the smart lines and the clever comebacks you wish you'd thought of."
- Iain Banks
(Related: Time, Thought, Play, Writer)

"Storytelling is an ancient and honorable act. An essential role to play in the community or tribe. It's one that I embrace wholeheartedly and have been fortunate enough to be rewarded for."
- Russell Banks
(Related: Act, Community, Play)

"Well, who better to play Nazis than we Jews?"
- John Banner
(Related: Play)

"I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Children, English, Games, School)

"In all the horror films that I have done, all of those women were strong women. I don't feel I ever played the victim, although I was always in jeopardy."
- Adrienne Barbeau
(Related: Women, Horror, Jeopardy)

"Jazz of the sort we play is a happy, extroverted music. You don't have to think about it too much."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Music, Jazz, Play)

"We play happy music, and we make people happy. That's why they like us."
- Chris Barber
(Related: Music, People, Play)

"When I was in baseball and you went into the clubhouse, you didn't see ball players with curling irons."
- Red Barber
(Related: Baseball)

"I was meant to be a composer and will be I'm sure. Don't ask me to try to forget this unpleasant thing and go play football - please."
- Samuel Barber
(Related: Football, Forget, Play, Will)

"I was convinced there as only one actor to play Templeton the Rat, and that was Tony Randall."
- Joseph Barbera
(Related: Actor, Play)

"What does my performance have to do with Russell Crowe's? Nothing. If I play Gladiator and we all play Gladiator with Ridley Scott in the same amount of time, maybe we have a chance to see who did it best."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Time, Performance, Chance, Nothing, Play)

"I've always said that playing rugby in Spain is like being a bullfighter in Japan."
- Javier Bardem
(Related: Being, Spain)

"There is a vast difference between games and play. Play is played for fun, but games are deadly serious and you do not play them to enjoy yourself."
- Maurice Baring
(Related: Difference, Fun, Games, Play)

"I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection. To assure myself I am seeing clearly."
- Howard Barker
(Related: Rejection, Theatre)

"I'm a freak, everything has to be totally flat when I play. Ed Will, my jazz teacher, set up everything completely flat, and then you'd tilt your snare drum away from you, so I do that too. So my snare tilts away from me."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Jazz, Play, Will)

"In 1996, I was in was in an acoustic kind of rock band, we were called Feeble. We were just playing locally."
- Travis Barker
"My mom passed away a day before high school started, and her dream was for me to be a full rock and roll guy, and play drums in a band."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Mom, Dream, Day, Play, School)

"We all liked the Descendants and stuff like that, so we started playing it. It's not that it was really hard, well, it does take skill to play fast and keep up your stamina. But it was something that just happened."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Play, Skill)

"In junior high, I sang in madrigals, men's' and women's' choir. I played piano too, but then I got out of it."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Men, Women)

"Then I tried out for the Fontana High School drum line, in Riverside, and I did really well. I got second chair, and played snare in that drum line for three years."
- Travis Barker
(Related: School, Years)

"I learned the songs and played the gigs, and then they called me about a month later. They told me they were like super stoked on me and asked me to join their band."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Songs)

"And I played in jazz band as well during all three years in school."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Jazz, School, Years)

"But really, anytime, I play on a practice pad as much as I can."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Play, Practice)

"I can play punk rock, and I love playing punk rock, but I was into every other style of music before I played punk rock."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Love, Music, Play, Punk, Style)

"I was playing with the Aquabats, and then I quit to join a band called Suicide Machine in Detroit."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Machine, Suicide)

"I play Orange County drums. I love those guys. I've got a four piece kit."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Love, Play)

"I practice every day, I warm up before I play."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Day, Play, Practice)

"I was a kid, and I wasn't even sure if I wanted to play the drums, you know? All I wanted to do was skateboard, but I was still learning and taking it in, so it was good."
- Travis Barker
(Related: Learning, Play)

"When I played Leonardo DiCaprio's mother, they liked that Leo had very hooded eyes and a rounded nose with a ball. They said, They look like they could be mother and son."
- Ellen Barkin
(Related: Mother, Son, Eyes)

"Everyone seems to be playing well within the boundaries of his usual rule set. I have yet to hear anyone say something that seemed likely to mitigate the idiocy of this age."
- John Perry Barlow
(Related: Age)

"When we started out in '64, um, I was playing Number One, which was a woman second in command of a star ship."
- Majel Barrett
(Related: Woman)

"It's always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I'm a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn't reach that point."
- Syd Barrett
(Related: Months, Trouble)

"I like to play dress up, I'm in love with fashion."
- Fantasia Barrino
(Related: Love, Dress, Fashion, Play)

"If men are wont to play with swearing anywhere, can we expect they should be serious and strict therein at the bar or in the church."
- Isaac Barrow
(Related: Men, Church, Play, Swearing)

"Releasing a record is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the promotion of the product, but you have to play the game if you are to have a chance of competing in the market place."
- John Barrow
(Related: Chance, Play, Promotion)

"It's not what you play but what you leave out that makes the difference."
- John Barrow
(Related: Difference, Play)

"For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball."
- Dave Barry
(Related: Golf)

"I do dumb stuff, like playing my favorite dumb Barry White song and lip-synching into the mirror so it looks like his voice is coming out of my mouth."
- Lynda Barry
(Related: Dumb, Favorite, Song, Voice)

"I want to release another CD this year, finish writing a screenplay, and make another short film."
- Todd Barry
(Related: Film, Want, Writing)

"It's only in relatively recent years that Hollywood became the playground of multinational corporations which regard movies and TV shows as a minor irritant to their overall activity."
- Peter Bart
(Related: Movies, Corporations, Hollywood, Years)

"Whether the angels play only Bach praising God, I am not quite sure. I am sure, however, that en famille they play Mozart."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Angels, Play)

"It may be that when the angels go about their task praising God, they play only Bach. I am sure, however, that when they are together en famille they play Mozart."
- Karl Barth
(Related: God, Angels, May, Play)

"The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors."
- Maria Bartiromo
(Related: Example, Information)

"It's a dream come true, and with this music, with this Rossini, it's unbelievable how to express the joy and express the joy of the situation and the joy to play this music, to sing this music, it's really fantastic."
- Cecilia Bartoli
(Related: Music, Dream, Joy, Play)

"I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia. I played their game, pretending. You have to deal with, you know, party people, KGB. Horrifying."
- Mikhail Baryshnikov
(Related: Mother, People, Party, Russia)

"If you play a tune and a person don't tap their feet, don't play the tune."
- Count Basie
(Related: Feet, Play)

"Well, if you find a note tonight that sounds good, play the same damn note every night!"
- Count Basie
(Related: Play)

"I, of course, wanted to play real jazz. When we played pop tunes, and naturally we had to, I wanted those pops to kick! Not loud and fast, understand, but smoothly and with a definite punch."
- Count Basie
(Related: Jazz, Play)

"You can time a part perfectly and play it badly. And some people have very individual offbeat timing, which is their own. It works simply because they are who they are."
- Alan Bates
(Related: Time, People, Play)

"The poor monkey, quietly seated on the ground, seemed to be in sore trouble at this display of anger."
- Henry Walter Bates
(Related: Anger, Poor, Trouble)

"I look for a role that hopefully I feel empathy with and that I can understand and love, but also that has that challenge for me to play - a different kind of role, a different type of character, a different time period."
- Kathy Bates
(Related: Time, Love, Character, Challenge, Empathy, Play)

"It was also wonderful to have the prospect of playing with Jack Nicholson. It was a terrific part, a terrific script, with Alexander Payne and Jack Nicholson. You can't get any better than that!"
- Kathy Bates
"There exists, between people in love, a kind of capital held by each. This is not just a stock of affects or pleasure, but also the possibility of playing double or quits with the share you hold in the other's heart."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, People, Heart, Possibility, Pleasure)

"Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors."
- Jean Baudrillard
(Related: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

"Playing for Yogi is like playing for your father; playing for Billy is like playing for your father-in-law."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Father)

"I'm a fair manager, put it that way. I like to be fair with the players, but there's a time for discipline."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Time, Manager, Discipline)

"I'm going to try to enjoy the All-Star break, hope my players reflect on what happened the first half of the season, come back with a different attitude, try to find our solution on how to win it."
- Don Baylor
(Related: Attitude, Hope, First, Solution)

"Oh, this absolute loneliness and the game - loving to play the game, loving to go and tell stories to men that certainly weren't true, just for the sport of it, just to see how they would react."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Men, Loneliness, Play)

"When you have to play a character that seems to be a relatively decent person and seems to be like yourself, I think the trick in that kind of character, so that you don't become a cliche, is to find where their weaknesses are."
- Jennifer Beals
(Related: Character, Play)

"I think everybody's got different methods of working which suit the particular individual. Mine is to sort of play the part, and give 100%, to concentrate and focus on it while I'm actually working, but then leave it behind until the next day."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Day, Focus, Play)

"Sharpe is my favorite role of all that I've played. He's a very complex character. He knows that he's a good soldier, but he will always have to fight the prejudice of aristocratic officers because of his rough working-class upbringing. On the battlefield, he's full of confidence - but off it, he is unsure, a bit shy and ill at ease."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Character, Confidence, Favorite, Fight, Prejudice, Will)

"I sometimes find that playing the bad guy, or villains, or psychopaths tend to be much more psychologically rewarding. And you can really push it, you can push the limits, and get away with it."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Limits)

"A common misperception of me is... that I am a tough, rough northerner, which I suppose I am really. But I'm pretty mild-mannered most of the time. It's the parts that you play I guess. I don't mind it. I'm not a tough guy. I'd like to act as a fair, easy-going, kind man at some point."
- Sean Bean
(Related: Time, Act, Man, Mind, Play, Pretty)

"I'd been trying for a while to get parts that weren't just the English bad guy, so it was quite refreshing to be playing someone who was a compassionate, decent guy."
- Sean Bean
(Related: English, Trying)

"Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary."
- Cecil Beaton
(Related: Purpose, Vision, Integrity, Play, Will)

"You've achieved success in your field when you don't know whether what you're doing is work or play."
- Warren Beatty
(Related: Success, Work, Play)

"We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one."
- Beck
(Related: People, Cause, Play, Song)

"In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs."
- Beck
(Related: Play)

"I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record."
- Beck
(Related: Music, Quality, Play)

"I play the way I do because it allows me to come up with the sickest sounds possible. That's the point now isn't it?"
- Jeff Beck
(Related: Now, Play)

"For example, Michael Jordan earns $100million a year but continues to play basketball and remains a modest human being."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Basketball, Being, Example, Play)

"At least six Bayern players, who have won almost everything, are in the national squad."
- Franz Beckenbauer
"Certainly it is a different world for players nowadays. But it depends on the individual."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: World)

"The trouble for today's footballers is they have too many distractions. We used to get our old players coming to watch training with football magazines in their hands. Now, more often than not, they are checking the share prices."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Football, Now, Old, Today, Training, Trouble)

"We are the last remaining country to allow ourselves two breaks in the season. You just have to look at England, Italy and Spain, they play right through the season. We on the other hand take six weeks off in the winter until the end of January, and that is a luxury."
- Franz Beckenbauer
(Related: Country, End, England, Italy, Luxury, Play, Right, Spain, Winter)

"Tennis is a psychological sport, you have to keep a clear head. That is why I stopped playing."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Tennis)

"I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I Love to play."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Love, Winning, Losing, Play)

"It's silly to say it about a tennis player, but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany. And Germany needs heroes more than any place."
- Boris Becker
(Related: Germany, Heroes, Needs, Silly, Tennis)

"I'm a self-taught musician aside from what I've been able to pick up from other players."
- Walter Becker
(Related: Self)

"My primary influences were the best jazz players from the 50's and 60's and later some of the pop people from the same time period along with the better of the well known blues musicians."
- Walter Becker
(Related: Time, People, Jazz, Musicians)

"I've felt a little tired, but I'm only 24. I love playing football. That's my job and that's what I love doing."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Football, Job)

"I love little kids looking up to me, young players looking up to me, respecting me."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Kids)

"I love scoring goals for England and playing for England. That's one of the reasons I didn't retire - I love playing for my country."
- David Beckham
(Related: Love, Goals, Country, England)

"We've been asked to do 'Playboy' together, me and Victoria, as a pair. I don't think I'll ever go naked, but I'll never say never."
- David Beckham
"If I get a script that's set in the jungle it goes to the bottom of the pile because I don't think the playgrounds are going to be very good there! I'm really aware of how lucky I am but I have the kind of job where I can bring my child to work."
- Kate Beckinsale
(Related: Work, Job, Jungle)

"We then went through the audition process and picked a guy named Richard Campbell and he is no secret to L.A. players as he was with Natalie Cole for years and Three Dog Night."
- Gerry Beckley
(Related: Night, Years)

"Art is creative for the sake of realization, not for amusement... for transfiguration, not for the sake of play."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Art, Amusement, Play)

"What are you? What am I? Those are the questions that constantly persecute and torment me and perhaps also play some part in my art."
- Max Beckmann
(Related: Art, Play, Questions)

"Men are like mascara, they run at the slightest display of emotion."
- Kabir Bedi
(Related: Men, Emotion)

"Last year people won more than one billion dollars playing poker. And casinos made twenty-seven billion just by being around those people."
- Samantha Bee
(Related: People, Being, Poker)

"The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: History, Heart, Heroism, World)

"If you're playing basketball with someone who's better than you, you have to get better or else it's no fun."
- Jason Behr
(Related: Basketball, Fun)

"I borrowed a guitar at age 16 and taught myself to play because I wanted to write songs."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Age, Guitar, Play, Songs)

"I love drums and still play frequently."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Love, Play)

"I thought I might be a band instructor, someone who plays all the instruments and teaches others."
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Thought)

"We expect to keep our writing sessions going until late spring, then to play some new material in a few secret club dates. The record will likely take a long time and may not surface until 1999!"
- Adrian Belew
(Related: Time, May, Play, Spring, Will, Writing)

"There are a lot more shots coming at the net and guys are just shooting it at the net because they have more time and pucks are going in off legs and feet and shoulders and heads, so you might have to play out a little further on the shot and hope it hits you."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Time, Hope, Feet, Play)

"Sometimes you can press a little bit and you're trying to do too much and you're trying too hard. You want to win so bad and you want to help the team so badly that you end up trying too much instead of letting the play come to you."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: End, Help, Play, Press, Trying, Want)

"My whole career I'm used to playing a lot of games."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Career, Games)

"I just have a lot of respect for Terry and his family. He played without a mask, and his life was tragically ended. And it just means a lot to me to be up there with him and the other greats that have played that long."
- Ed Belfour
(Related: Life, Family, Respect)

"I've always been like that. I was a tomboy when I was a kid, so I was always playing baseball and basketball and football and stuff as a kid with the boys."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Baseball, Basketball, Boys, Football)

"The main prank that we play with props is for people's birthdays. The special effects people will put a little explosive in the cake so it blows up in their face - that's always fun to play on a guest star, or one of the trainees or someone who's new."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: People, Fun, Guest, Play, Will)

"When all the girls were getting all made up and getting into all that girl stuff in junior high I was out playing softball or touch football with the guys."
- Catherine Bell
(Related: Football, Girls)

"They used to say, 'If we find a good black player, we'll sign him.' They was lying."
- Cool Papa Bell
(Related: Lying)

"If indeed, as Hilbert asserted, mathematics is a meaningless game played with meaningless marks on paper, the only mathematical experience to which we can refer is the making of marks on paper."
- E. T. Bell
(Related: Experience, Mathematics)

"I'm not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Play, Pretty)

"I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Cynic, Sarcastic)

"I'm not homely enough to play the nerdy girl and not nearly pretty enough to play the pretty girl."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Play, Pretty)

"I'm very used to playing the tomboy or the sarcastic cynic. That's my go-to. Playing the vulnerable of a real girl that's in real womanlike situations, where it's romanticized, I'm a little nervous about it."
- Kristen Bell
(Related: Cynic, Sarcastic)

"In my opinion butlers ought To know their place, and not to play The Old Retainer night and day."
- Joachim du Bellay
(Related: Day, Night, Old, Opinion, Play)

"Now, all the movies are for teenagers. It's very difficult for an actress to find really deep, beautiful characters to play."
- Monica Bellucci
(Related: Movies, Deep, Now, Play, Teenagers)

"The slow-motion replay doesn't show how fast the ball was really travelling."
- Richie Benaud
"I know it's more five-star now than it was then, but it's still a difficult tour. In the same way as India and Pakistan players find it difficult coming to Australia. People sometimes have difficulty believing that."
- Richie Benaud
(Related: People, Difficulty, Now)

"These guys were the best. They were the best at their positions and made playing the game easier. And at the same time it made it so much more enjoyable."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Time)

"I've seldom seen a horny player walk into a bar and not let out exactly what he did for a living."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Living)

"You know, when you can play with the greatest players of that particular era, you look forward to going to the ballpark. I mean, you thought it was great to be there in the clubhouse. You thought it was great to be on the field."
- Johnny Bench
(Related: Thought, Play)

"A stage play requires very different craft from a book, fiction or otherwise, and ditto from a screenplay."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Fiction, Play)

"When I was a young actor... the more different you were from the part you played, the more talent it reflected."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Talent, Actor)

"Yes, I know I've played these women, but I'm not really conniving at all."
- Annette Bening
(Related: Women)

"When I'm shooting a film, I don't look at playback. I don't go and do a scene and then hurry up and watch what I just did. I never look at it so I haven't seen any of it."
- Andre Benjamin
(Related: Film)

"Whoever wants to understand much must play much."
- Gottfried Benn
(Related: Play)

"I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind. I try to root things out."
- Alan Bennett
(Related: Mind)

"We want to christen every city that Kris has played in during his professional career."
- Anna Benson
(Related: Career, Want)

"As my career has progressed, I've had the pleasure of playing with the baddest jazz cats on the planet. But that doesn't change my desire to entertain folks. That's really who I am."
- George Benson
(Related: Change, Career, Cats, Desire, Jazz, Pleasure)

"I listen to other guitar players, yeah. It gives me new concepts and shows me where the instrument is going for the future and it is going some places. There are some musicians who are really putting out a good vibe with new theories. I try and keep up."
- George Benson
(Related: Future, Guitar, Musicians, Theories)

"My whole career from the early 70s on has been mind-blowing. I didn't imagine in my life that I would ever be considered a guitar player first of all because I started off as a singer."
- George Benson
(Related: Life, Career, First, Guitar, Mind)

"The greatest guitar player in the world today for me is Paco de Lucia, who is actually Spanish."
- George Benson
(Related: Guitar, Today, World)

"Movies without meaningful dialogue play well all over the world. The Apostle is probably the best movie of the year, but it won't do squat in Korea."
- Robert Benton
(Related: Movies, Play, World)

"You don't realize how much a part of your character is part of yourself until you are no longer playing that character."
- Julie Benz
(Related: Character)

"I loved playing Darla."
- Julie Benz
"Take characters that Nicholson or De Niro play: they're not always tough."
- Tom Berenger
"While I was doing these plays in the beginning, I wasn't getting paid. I thought of it more as a hobby. Then I realized how seriously a lot of these people took what they were doing."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: Thought, People, Beginning)

"You can't think that you're playing a villain, or you'll end up with a cartoon. You have to think about him as a person and a hero."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: End)

"I like playing flawed characters, people who aren't perfect."
- Tom Berenger
(Related: People)

"When the music and the characters are flawlessly synchronized, the opera develops an emotional force that movies and plays cannot match."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Movies, Music, Force, Opera)

"Directing an opera is similar to directing a play. The singing must not get in the way of the drama."
- Bruce Beresford
(Related: Drama, Opera, Play, Singing)

"There are those who dance to the rhythm that is played to them, those who only dance to their own rhythm, and those who don't dance at all."
- Jose Bergamin
(Related: Dance)

"Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress."
- John Berger
(Related: Being, Dress, Nudity)

"When I had people scratchin' my shorts a bit, it played better. We lost a bit of that in all the personnel changes and it's an element we need to get back."
- Tom Bergeron
(Related: People)

"The regular things in my life now - training sessions and playing matches - will all fall away. That will leave a big empty space and it will need to be filled."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Life, Now, Space, Training, Will)

"My aim is to play as many games as possible and to go out and be one of the 11 players again."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Games, Play)

"In Holland and Spain and France, where so many of us come from, people aren't interested in the sex lives of their players. We don't hear these stories - even in Italy where the media is right on top of football."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Sex, People, Football, France, Italy, Media, Right, Spain)

"I think these awards are always nice for a player but they also reflect well on the club. It shows that Arsenal's performance have been noted all around the world and it helps by having so many good players around me."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Performance, Awards, World)

"I love playing football, being out on the pitch with a ball, and I will be a little sad when that ends."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Love, Being, Football, Will)

"I just wanted to get back to playing attacking football after my time in Italy. It was a little difficult at first but the atmosphere and the fans were just fantastic."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Time, Fans, First, Football, Italy)

"So here, at Arsenal, we are often surprised when we are shown some of the newspapers, and at the bottom of an article there is a line saying if you know of anyone who had an affair with a player, call this number. It is very strange to us."
- Dennis Bergkamp
(Related: Newspapers, Saying)

"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
(Related: Love, Play, Woman, Years)

"When my daughter, Clare, was 4, she told me that a school friend had told her what I did for a living. Clare asked me, 'Is it true you play Jack Rabbit?'"
- Peter Bergman
(Related: Daughter, Friend, Living, Play, School)

"Well, I didn't really grow up playing or listening to metal, like many of the kids I went to school with. I only got into it in my late teens, so when Marilyn Manson formed, it was at a time when I was still excited about approaching music from that angle."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Music, Time, Kids, Listening, School)

"Trent likes to record guitars direct, whereas I've always preferred playing through an amplifier."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"We'll only be playing four new songs live, but all the material for the next album is basically finished."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Songs)

"We're playing the same songs, the same way, that we have for years."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Songs, Years)

"Nobody seems to play Yamaha electrics, but it's the best guitar I own."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"It was a good chance for us to play for people who would never have heard us otherwise."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: People, Chance, Play)

"Experimenting with different sounds is great, but when it comes down to it, you're still playing a guitar."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar)

"I'd played in about four or five bands before we started up, only a couple of which did club dates."
- Daisy Berkowitz
"If you make it sound too much like a synth, it will just sound like a guitar part played on a synth."
- Daisy Berkowitz
(Related: Guitar, Sound, Will)

"Iran is central to our foreign policy in the Middle East, a major player in global energy markets, and a key country in terms of our interaction with the Muslim world."
- Howard Berman
(Related: Policy, Muslim, Country, Energy, Foreign policy, Key, World)

"I always wanted to act, but I never thought it would be my profession. I thought that I'd end up doing other things, but that in the meantime I'd do plays."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Thought, Act, End, Profession)

"You know, Motorcycle Diaries has no incredible stories, no sudden plot twists, it doesn't play that way. It's about recognizing that instance of change and embracing it."
- Gael Garcia Bernal
(Related: Change, Diaries, Play)

"Naturalism aimed at giving the primitive wishes full play but failed because these wishes are too primitive, too infantile, too inconsistent with themselves to be satisfied even by the greatest license."
- John Desmond Bernal
(Related: Giving, Play, Wishes)

"I have often been asked why I am so fond of playing male parts. As a matter of fact, it is not male parts, but male brains that I prefer."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Fact)

"The actor is too prone to exaggerate his powers; he wants to play Hamlet when his appearance is more suitable to King Lear."
- Sarah Bernhardt
(Related: Actor, Appearance, Play)

"I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Thought, Play)

"I'm very much looking forward to my 30-40 years of acting, and, as I get older, I'm really looking forward to some of the roles that are out there to play."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Acting, Play, Years)

"They sent me some tapes of the original Mole and I thought it was pretty intriguing. I'm sort of an experimenter; I thought it'd be interesting to play around and see what's there. It was fun. Turned out to be good."
- Corbin Bernsen
(Related: Thought, Fun, Play, Pretty)

"I would do the occasional score. I thought it was the most thrilling thing. It was instant. You made the music and they played it right away to millions of people. I found it thrilling."
- Elmer Bernstein
(Related: Music, Thought, People, Right)

"We were at our best when we were playing in the dance halls of Liverpool and Hamburg. The world never saw that."
- Pete Best
(Related: Dance, World)

"It's weird, because usually if you're British and you go to America you play baddies; but I play naughty people here and goodies in America."
- Paul Bettany
(Related: People, America, Play)

"Play reaches the habits most needed for intellectual growth."
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Related: Growth, Habits, Play)

"My current project is my band, Population 1. We are writing, rehearsing and playing in Los Angeles."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Population, Project, Writing)

"Obviously the biggest change is that it's me by myself. When you don't have another band interpreting your songs or playing them the way that they have, it's bound to sound different."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Change, Songs, Sound)

"The touring part is really mixed. You love to play and you can't wait to go, but you don't want to leave."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Love, Play, Want)

"I always imagine later on these songs I could've played with a band, but it never worked out that way."
- Nuno Bettencourt
(Related: Songs)

"My message to the kids and our fans is hockey's a great game. There's a lot of hockey being played at all levels. Get involved, do it. We will be back and we will be back better than ever and hopefully as soon as possible. Don't give up on the game. It's too good."
- Gary Bettman
(Related: Being, Fans, Kids, Will)

"Human life is full of the play of samskaras - tendencies developed by repeated actions."
- Vinoba Bhave
(Related: Life, Actions, Play)

"To others we are not ourselves but performers in their lives cast for a part we do not even know we are playing."
- Elizabeth Bibesco
"I'd rather have a small part in a good film with good people than play the lead in something I don't really care for."
- Michael Biehn
(Related: People, Care, Film, Play)

"Insurance - an ingenious modern game of chance in which the player is permitted to enjoy the comfortable conviction that he is beating the man who keeps the table."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Chance, Conviction, Man)

"Research has shown time and time again that infants who receive the high-quality child care and early education programs do better in school, have more developed social skills, and display fewer behavior problems."
- Judy Biggert
(Related: Education, Time, Behavior, Care, Problems, Research, School)

"I like to think what I bring to the table is kind of a sympathetic and endearing quality, even while I'm playing outcasts or characters that end up in outlandish situations."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Quality, End, Outcasts)

"I love playing Jim. I love working with this cast and the opportunity to come back and work with them again was just way too appealing for me. Also, I think this is a great way to wrap up the franchise."
- Jason Biggs
(Related: Love, Work, Opportunity)

"The idea was to make a movie ourselves with everyone playing a cameo role. Preferably before we all go, 'cos poor old Charlie Wilson was murdered, and of course Buster has gone."
- Ronald Biggs
(Related: Idea, Old, Poor)

"I always sang, I always acted, I always played."
- Theodore Bikel
"The play is always fresh to me. It's not the audience's fault that I've said the words before."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: Fault, Play, Words)

"In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event."
- Theodore Bikel
(Related: History, Art, Language, Painting, Play, Song, World)

"A puppy plays with every pup he meets, but an old dog has few associates."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Old)

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well."
- Josh Billings
(Related: Life, Cards)

"Yes, I always played the bad woman. I actually did."
- Barbara Billingsley
(Related: Woman)

"It's great playing someone who is not like me at all. I'm really a nice girl, so it's fun to be a bitch, then come home and be myself again. When I meet people now, they're surprised that I'm a good person."
- Rachel Bilson
(Related: Home, People, Fun, Now)

"I sometimes feel like I could do another job. Anything. Maybe because as an actress you're playing different characters, everything feels possible."
- Juliette Binoche
(Related: Job)

"Leadership is diving for a loose ball, getting the crowd involved, getting other players involved. It's being able to take it as well as dish it out. That's the only way you're going to get respect from the players."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Leadership, Being, Respect)

"Leadership is getting players to believe in you. If you tell a teammate you're ready to play as tough as you're able to, you'd better go out there and do it. Players will see right through a phony. And they can tell when you're not giving it all you've got."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Leadership, Giving, Play, Right, Will)

"The best player I ever played with was Dennis Johnson."
- Larry Bird
"The best players will play. That's the way it will always be."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Play, Will)

"The one thing that always bothered me when I played in the NBA was I really got irritated when they put a white guy on me."
- Larry Bird
"As far as playing, I didn't care who guarded me - red, yellow, black. I just didn't want a white guy guarding me, because it's disrespect to my game."
- Larry Bird
(Related: Care, Want)

"I didn't have a record player."
- Harrison Birtwistle
"Golf is played by twenty million mature American men whose wives think they are out having fun."
- Jim Bishop
(Related: Men, American, Fun, Golf, Wives)

"Synergy and serendipity often play a big part in medical and scientific advances."
- Julie Bishop
(Related: Medical, Play)

"I work hard, and I tend to play hard. I very seldom rest hard."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Work, Play, Rest)

"I really feel that the talent I have is acting. Freedom and the possibility of play-that is what I like to have."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Talent, Possibility, Acting, Freedom, Play)

"At first I was always cast as the girlfriend. It was a long time before I got to play characters who were people."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Time, People, Girlfriend, First, Play)

"There is this stereotype of Icelanders all believing in spirits, and I've played up to that a bit in interviews."
- Bjork
(Related: Spirits)

"I'm a bit of a nerd, I wouldn't mind working in a shop selling records, or having a radio show where I could play obscure singles."
- Bjork
(Related: Selling, Mind, Play)

"Play is always voluntary. What might otherwise be play is work if it's forced."
- Bob Black
(Related: Work, Play)

"The Pakistani government under Musharraf is a strong and key player in the global war on terrorism, and their contribution has been second to none."
- Cofer Black
(Related: Government, War, Key, Terrorism)

"When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again."
- Hugo Black
(Related: Advice, Man, Play, Tennis)

"I played, like, a year of piano until I learned the Pink Panther theme. That was my goal. Once I was good enough, I quit. Now my music has to have some rock."
- Jack Black
(Related: Music, Goal, Now)

"We are not a Zappa cover band. We only play Frank's songs that were recorded by the Mothers of Invention and I think a lot of those songs were complex."
- Jimmy Carl Black
(Related: Invention, Mothers, Play, Songs)

"I've been invited to do a trio with a fantastic jazz guitarist and a harmonica player."
- Karen Black
(Related: Jazz)

"I love playing strong women, even if they're nuts."
- Karen Black
(Related: Love, Women)

"Republicans are not going to play I-told-you-so, but it is pretty obvious that the tax reductions passed in 2003 helped Americans dig out of a recession and get back to work."
- Marsha Blackburn
(Related: Work, Americans, Tax, Obvious, Play, Pretty, Republicans)

"If you can play well in the studio, you can play well on stage."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Play)

"Johnny Winter is one of the best blues players in the world. He's very underrated."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Winter, World)

"Learning to play with a big amplifier is like trying to control an elephant."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Control, Learning, Play, Trying)

"Playing a Fender is an art itself. They're always going out of tune."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Art)

"Ian Gillan, Roger Glover and I wanted to be a hard rock band - we wanted to play rock and roll only."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Play)

"When I was 20, I didn't give a damn about song construction. I just wanted to make as much noise and play as fast and as loud as possible."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Play, Song)

"When you're recording, if you're not really clean in your playing, it sounds like a mess."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"Stevie Ray Vaughan was very intense. Maybe that's what caught everybody's attention. As a player, he didn't do anything amazing."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Attention)

"I've always played every amp I've ever had full up, because rock and roll is supposed to be played loud. Also, that's how you get your sustain."
- Ritchie Blackmore
"I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won't do a thing for me, if he's not playing electrically. But Jeff Beck's great to listen to."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Jazz)

"I don't put myself on Jeff Beck's level, but I can relate to him when he says he'd rather be working on his car collection than playing the guitar."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Car, Guitar)

"I was impressed by Hendrix. Not so much by his playing, as his attitude - he wasn't a great player, but everything else about him was brilliant."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Attitude)

"I had given up the guitar between '75 and '78. I completely lost interest. I was sick of hearing other guitar players and I was tired of my tunes."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Guitar, Hearing, Interest)

"I'm very moved by Renaissance music, but I still love to play hard rock - though only if it's sophisticated and has some thought behind it."
- Ritchie Blackmore
(Related: Love, Music, Thought, Play)

"When I was young, I just sat down and started playing Chopsticks at the piano. I got so far and then lost interest. Eventually, I regained it and started writing songs."
- Otis Blackwell
(Related: Interest, Songs, Writing)

"The thing that they were more freaked out was that I had done a spread for Playboy years before, and as Playboy always does, they exploit the exploitation and re-release different pictures."
- Nina Blackwood
(Related: Exploitation, Years)

"We had something to say. Whenever we played, people didn't dance, they listened."
- Ruben Blades
(Related: People, Dance)

"I much preferred the approach at the anarchist camp, with its shared tasks and collective responsibilities. Everyone played their part. There was no division between workers and consumers."
- John Blair
(Related: Workers)

"I don't wanna play Karen. I just don't. I've kind of done this."
- Selma Blair
(Related: Play)

"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed."
- William Blake
(Related: Art, Beauty)

"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
(Related: Music, People, Lovers, Painting)

"My job, when it comes to free agency, trades, is not to pick players, but support the personnel department and the coaching staff. We have to have the financial resources to make things happen and that's my job."
- Arthur Blank
(Related: Financial, Coaching, Job, Support)

"It's up to the national associations and their leagues to limit the entry of foreign players."
- Sepp Blatter
"It is the best feeling in the world to have a close game come down to just a couple of plays and you are able to do it."
- Drew Bledsoe
(Related: Feeling, World)

"That's the only reason I'm here. I don't need to play the game for any other reason than to win a championship."
- Drew Bledsoe
(Related: Play, Reason)

"When you have 13 horns, and one is soloing, you have 12 people to play the richest, fullest chord you could ever imagine behind that solo."
- Carla Bley
(Related: People, Play)

"One performer whose band played my music better than I could myself was Art Farmer. He recorded 'Sing Me Softly of the Blues' and 'Ad Infinitum'."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Art, Music)

"Listening is more important than anything else because that's what music is. Somebody is playing something and you're receiving it. It is sending and receiving."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Listening)

"I got started when I was 3 years old because my father was a music teacher and my lessons were free. Instead of learning to walk, you learn to play the piano."
- Carla Bley
(Related: Music, Father, Learning, Old, Play, Years)

"I just got to hear every note. After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world's best listener."
- Carla Bley
(Related: End, Jazz, Play, World)

"My first album is playful."
- Mary J. Blige
(Related: First)

"I can imagine that the Iraqis undertake the destruction out of fear. If they had denied it, if they had said no, that certainly would have played into the hands of those that would like to take armed action immediately. I have no illusions in that regard."
- Hans Blix
(Related: Fear, Action, Destruction)

"We are like ignorant shepherds living on a site where great civilizations once flourished. The shepherds play with the fragments that pop up to the surface, having no notion of the beautiful structures of which they were once a part."
- Allan Bloom
(Related: Living, Play)

"My whole career has been fulfilling my childhood fantasies, playing characters that are larger than life, getting to play a knight, an elf, a prince, and a soldier."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Life, Career, Childhood, Knight, Play)

"I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Knight)

"I had the training at drama school where I studied Shakespeare and Brecht and Chekov and all these period historical playwrights and I think that I responded to the material."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Drama, School, Shakespeare, Training)

"A big part of what I wanted to do with this character was go from when I was a boy and try and develop into a man, really try and play him as a man who is on this search, on a journey of personal, spiritual, political, social discovery."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Character, Discovery, Journey, Man, Play, Spiritual)

"Until this movie I have played a boxer, a cowboy, a knight, a prince, an elf and a pirate. I am so glad to have done all of that already, and am ready for this phase of my career."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Career, Knight)

"When everyone around you is doing all this incredible pirate acting and you're having to sort of play the straight guy and move the story forward, you kind of want to be doing some of that pirate ripping it up stuff, but in truth, to be a part of that project is what I love."
- Orlando Bloom
(Related: Love, Truth, Acting, Play, Project, Want)

"Yeah when I was 7 or 8 my moms would have little parties, and I would play the music."
- Kurtis Blow
(Related: Music, Play)

"Cricket to us was more than play, it was a worship in the summer sun."
- Edmund Blunden
(Related: Cricket, Play, Summer, Sun, Worship)

"There's about 260 rooms in the new castle which you go through, but it's all about the game play."
- Don Bluth
(Related: Play)

"But I've been surprised over the years. I mean, someone told me the other day that maybe 360 million people have played this game in the world. That's a lot of people."
- Don Bluth
(Related: People, Day, World, Years)

"But at a certain point, and I don't really know... people have asked me this. I don't know exactly what it was that pushed me towards directing, but I think it was a naive notion that if I directed I would be able to play all the roles. A kind of greed."
- Peter Bogdanovich
(Related: People, Greed, Play)

"My God... What are the headlines going to be like on Monday if the Yankees don't make the playoffs?"
- Wade Boggs
(Related: God)

"In life, so many things are taken for granted, but one thing I can honestly say is that I took every day, enjoyed the game of putting on that uniform and playing the great game of baseball."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Life, Baseball, Day)

"I played the game one way. I gave it everything I had. It doesn't take any ability to hustle."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Ability)

"Anyone can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad, and that's why I call you dad, because you are so special to me. You taught me the game and you taught me how to play it right."
- Wade Boggs
(Related: Dad, Father, Play, Right)

"My mother was really into big band. It was played in the house all the time."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Time, Mother)

"I've been playing swing chords for a long time."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Time)

"I love decorating my home. I'm a gardener too, so that's usually something I have to play catch up with."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: Love, Home, Play)

"I played in the percussion section 4th grade through high school - snare and timpani mostly."
- Suzy Bogguss
(Related: School)

"I write my plays to create an excuse for full-tilt acting and performing."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Acting)

"I was definitely surprised when Talk Radio took off as a play. As a film it has become somewhere between a popular thing and a cult thing."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Film, Play, Popular, Talk)

"I love playing other people's work. I love acting."
- Eric Bogosian
(Related: Love, Work, People, Acting)

"I just want to try to ignore the scrutiny and all the distractions and just play hard basketball and let the best come... Improving game by game and trying to improve my game is what I want to do."
- Andrew Bogut
(Related: Basketball, Play, Trying, Want)

"To stimulate wildly weak and untrained minds is to play with mighty fires."
- W. E. B. Du Bois
(Related: Play)

"I amused myself playing with the journalists."
- Brigitte Boisselier
"The U.S. Olympic spirit award is an award that is given to an athlete who embodies the Olympic spirit in more ways than just on the playing field, in showing incredible perseverance, in overcoming obstacles, and what we wanted to do is have everybody can vote on-line."
- Brian Boitano
(Related: Perseverance, Obstacles, Overcoming, Spirit, Vote)

"If God wants to take my left arm, that's OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I'm a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident."
- Manute Bol
(Related: God, Accident, Kids, Play)

"I tend to play a lot of blues things at home, because most blues things are basically within a 12-bar pattern."
- Marc Bolan
(Related: Home, Play)

"There's got to be something that you can do that will not just be a nice honor to the play, or the book, or the movie you're dealing with, but some aspect that maybe can explore something that the play couldn't do."
- William Bolcom
(Related: Honor, Play, Will)

"I think the way I play the guitar is very percussive. I play a lot of rhythm chops as though I were playing congas or something."
- Tommy Bolin
(Related: Guitar, Play)

"Take the hardcore gamers. The characters are way more real in the world of hardcore gamers who have played the game for hundreds of hours. They have the movie in their heads, they've built it on their own. These guys are always very disappointed in the movies."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Movies, World)

"I think video games are a great kind of entertainment. They have replaced a lot of games people normally play with their friends and neighbours, like Monopoly."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: People, Entertainment, Friends, Games, Play)

"I play PC and Xbox games at home, and I just got a PSP as a birthday present."
- Uwe Boll
(Related: Birthday, Home, Games, Play, Present)

"I keep working mainly because my wife and I spend most of our time touring the country doing our own plays."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Time, Wife, Country)

"So to me, Texas Hold 'em puts me to sleep. At least when you play stud, you can be funny as you deal. Somebody some day is going to come up with a Stud show that's going to work."
- Joseph Bologna
(Related: Funny, Work, Day, Play, Sleep)

"We used to call it recurrent airplay when someone had a hit."
- Michael Bolton
"Sinatra, here's a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies, but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone."
- Michael Bolton
(Related: Movies)

"What I try to do in a play is put a problem on stage, head-on, without evasion."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Play)

"Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Solution, Violence)

"The one overall structure in my plays is language."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Language)

"It's wonderful to be able to sit down and write a play."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Play)

"It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Opinion, Play)

"I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad. Because it's my way of making the world rational to me."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Money, World)

"Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time."
- Edward Bond
(Related: Time, Production, Waste, Years)

"The only other things, and again these things are hearsay, is that he could be pretty rough on directors, because he knew exactly the way he wanted to play the part. And he did so."
- Tommy Bond
(Related: Play, Pretty)

"You have to play defense, that's how you win."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Defense, Play)

"We're getting rewarded. We don't give up on the play and we show some character at the same time, but there is a long way for us to get to where we want to be."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Time, Character, Play, Want)

"We want to learn all the game and play the best way and take to our advantage."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Play, Want)

"This is definitely a playoff team. There's no question about that. It's just a matter of how much we want it."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Question, Want)

"We talked to the referees before the game; there's always new situations to adjust, for the refs and for us as well. Even on the ice, it's good for players to talk and interact with the referee."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Talk)

"To me, it's like we're already in the playoffs. Every game is important for our position. We can't relax at all."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Relax)

"Now I'm kind of different. I'm not saying I lost my spark - I still have it - but I don't chase the goal as much as I used to. I'm playing for the team and I still know I can score, but it's different than two or three years back."
- Peter Bondra
(Related: Goal, Now, Saying, Years)

"Young players need to know how to take care of themselves for life after baseball."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Life, Baseball, Care)

"It's not the name that makes the player. It's the player."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Name)

"When I finish playing, I think I'd like to coach college baseball."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Baseball, Coach, College)

"I think some of the pressure comes from the expectations of other people. Like if your father played baseball, they expect you to be the big lifesaver or something when you play a sport."
- Barry Bonds
(Related: Father, People, Baseball, Expectations, Play, Pressure)

"There was absolutely no intention of splitting up. We had so many great ideas to use on the new album. John Paul Jones was incredible, coming to the studio each day with new instruments to play."
- John Bonham
(Related: Ideas, Day, Intention, Play)

"With Zeppelin, I tried to play something different every night in my solos. I'd play for 20 minutes but the longest ever was 30 minutes. It's a long time, but whenI was playing it seemed to fly by."
- John Bonham
(Related: Time, Night, Play)

"I remember in the early days when we played six nights a week for a month and I was doing my long drum solo every night. My hands were covered in blisters."
- John Bonham
(Related: Night)

"We spent a lot of money on some players."
- Bobby Bonilla
(Related: Money)

"It is during difficult times like this that the true American spirit reveals itself. I am not talking only of the response of local, state, and federal governments, although they will each play an extremely important role in this effort."
- Jo Bonner
(Related: American, Effort, Play, Spirit, State, Talking, Will)

"People have said to me, You can't write songs. You can't play an instrument. But I've got 10 gold records."
- Sonny Bono
(Related: People, Gold, Play, Songs)

"We'll have all the same players... We'll be missing one, actually."
- Sonny Bono
"I look at the story, I look at the idea and just try to think of it in terms of that whole body of myth and see where the characters fit in and what they ought to be doing-all those archetypes are there to play with."
- John Boorman
(Related: Idea, Body, Myth, Play)

"But Nature cast me for the part she found me best fitted for, and I have had to play it, and must play it till the curtain falls."
- Edwin Booth
(Related: Nature, Play)

"I think doing more live stuff's made us feel a certain way about that particular point. I quite like small clubs. I don't really like playing in big clubs, and I think I'm really into the idea of a few people being together."
- Sean Booth
(Related: People, Idea, Being)

"There is an audience for every play; it's just that sometimes it can't wait long enough to find it."
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Play)

"Retire to what? I already play golf and fish for a living."
- Julius Boros
(Related: Fish, Golf, Living, Play)

"I can remember running around at the age of 3, wanting to play golf, cricket and football. I was always active, one way or another, driving my parents mad."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Age, Cricket, Driving, Football, Golf, Parents, Play, Running)

"To me, it doesn't matter how good you are. Sport is all about playing and competing. Whatever you do in cricket and in sport, enjoy it, be positive and try to win."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Positive, Cricket)

"Soccer and cricket were my main sports growing up. I had trials as a soccer player with a few clubs interested, Crystal Palace being one, but it was cricket which became my chosen profession."
- Ian Botham
(Related: Sports, Being, Cricket, Growing up, Profession, Soccer, Trials)

"Yes, I have played a blitz game once. It was on a train, in 1929."
- Mikhail Botvinnik
"At the end of the competition, I played the Liszt concerto and I felt my head was on the block. Well, I won."
- Andre Boucourechliev
(Related: Competition, End)

"I've been a woman for a little over 50 years and have gotten over my initial astonishment. As for conducting an orchestra, that's a job where I don't think sex plays much part."
- Nadia Boulanger
(Related: Sex, Job, Woman, Years)

"Context and memory play powerful roles in all the truly great meals in one's life."
- Anthony Bourdain
(Related: Life, Memory, Play)

"It's one of my strongest dance pieces - having just done Play Without Words which was veering away from a lot of dance - I thought it would be nice to go back to something with almost the most dance I'd done."
- Matthew Bourne
(Related: Thought, Dance, Play, Words)

"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?"
- Jim Bouton
(Related: Men, Baseball, Football)

"He who gets the best players usually wins."
- Bobby Bowden
"We players understand we have the best lives in the world. We owe a debt of gratitude to all our fans, everyone who supports us."
- Bruce Bowen
(Related: Gratitude, Debt, Fans, World)

"I haven't really had that many opportunities to play "lead" so I guess I jumped at the chance. I have also never done any "sci-fi" projects and thought it might be fun."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Thought, Chance, Fun, Play, Projects)

"I play a scientist in a futuristic world in which 99% of the men have been wiped out. As a result, the women are nearly all homosexuals and the children are cloned."
- Julie Bowen
(Related: Men, Women, Children, Play, Result, World)

"And I saw the sax line-up that he had behind him and I thought, I'm going to learn the saxophone. When I grow up, I'm going to play in his band. So I sort of persuaded my dad to get me a kind of a plastic saxophone on the hire purchase plan."
- David Bowie
(Related: Dad, Thought, Play)

"I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players."
- David Bowie
(Related: Life, Musicians)

"As a boy, I didn't need a lot of playmates to have a good time."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Time)

"The most colorful section of a bookstore is the display of SF books, with art by people like Wayne Barlow, who is a terrific artist."
- Bruce Boxleitner
(Related: Art, People, Artist, Books)

"When I was playing the game we never had the benefit of TV or video to analyse our techniques or look at faults, we depended on other cricketers to watch us and then tell us what they thought we were doing wrong."
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Related: Thought, Faults, Wrong)

"He was a top man and a good professional. He was one of those who you know will never play a trick and you can ask him to do anything for you and he will. An unassuming man and a great loss to us all."
- Geoffrey Boycott
(Related: Loss, Man, Play, Will)

"As a fiscal conservative, I believe one of the most important roles the federal government can play in assuring that our economy remains strong is to keep our fiscal house in order."
- Allen Boyd
(Related: Government, Conservative, Economy, Order, Play)

"And while I might not always agree with the viewpoint I have to portray, because I play a district attorney, as an actress I can always tell myself that my character is trying to take the moral high ground."
- Lara Flynn Boyle
(Related: Character, Play, Trying)

"I was jumping out of my skin. It was horrible. I was all over the place, because I'd never been in front of a live audience. That's a whole other element in the play, the audience."
- Lorraine Bracco
(Related: Play, Skin)

"Sometimes there's one person in the audience laughing hysterically, and it's so much fun. You end up playing the entire play to them."
- Lorraine Bracco
(Related: End, Fun, Play)

"Working with Sturges was like working with a guy who wanted to have a party all the time. He was very serious about his work, but in between shots, he was fun and we would play games."
- Eddie Bracken
(Related: Time, Work, Fun, Games, Party, Play)

"In the first place, it must be remembered that our point of view in examining the construction of a play will not always coincide with that which we occupy in thinking of its whole dramatic effect."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Effect, First, Play, Thinking, Will)

"King Lear alone among these plays has a distinct double action. Besides this, it is impossible, I think, from the point of view of construction, to regard the hero as the leading figure."
- Andrew Coyle Bradley
(Related: Action, Leading)

"I had no experience with broadcasting basketball games, so I took a tape recorder and went to a playground where there was a summer league, and I stood up in the top of the stands and I called the game."
- Ed Bradley
(Related: Experience, Basketball, Games, Summer)

"We say that a girl with her doll anticipates the mother. It is more true, perhaps, that most mothers are still but children with playthings."
- F. H. Bradley
(Related: Mother, Children, Mothers)

"There is nothing like playing for the team you grew up rooting for."
- Milton Bradley
(Related: Nothing)

"People respect you more if you just play and blow something out than if you take the easier road. That's how we think. You get more respect and people play harder for you. Just play till you blow it. Just play till it goes."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: People, Play, Respect, Road)

"When Brian told me he grew up in New Mexico, I told him I thought it is cool that people from other countries play football. He corrected me on my geography and agreed to sit down with me anyway."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Thought, People, Countries, Football, Geography, Play)

"You can't dodge them all. I got hammered plenty of times through the years. But you just get up and keep playing. I can tell you from experience, though. Sometimes it hurts like hell."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Experience, Hell, Years)

"As a player, it says everything about you if you made the Hall of Fame. But, then again, boy... there's something about winning a Super Bowl."
- Terry Bradshaw
(Related: Winning, Fame)

"WIth football you can have up to 28 guys you consider starters, and if they can pick up the slack when some aren't playing so well, you don't have to turn those two game losing streaks into six-game losing streaks."
- Tom Brady
(Related: Football, Losing)

"Mentally, the only players who survive in the pros are the ones able to manage all their responsibilities."
- Tom Brady
"The way I write is that I'll actually have a conversation out loud with myself. In a weird way, I just kind of get schizophrenic and play two characters."
- Zach Braff
(Related: Conversation, Play)

"And getting older, what's happening is, I play only mothers."
- Sonia Braga
(Related: Mothers, Play)

"But, in the end, even a song that's as politically bland as Blowin in the Wind, you probably wouldn't get up and sing that now, whereas some of Bob Dylan's love songs that were contemporary with that, like say Girl from the North Country, you can still get up an play now."
- Billy Bragg
(Related: Love, Country, End, Now, Play, Song, Songs, Wind)

"So, the international community are all the countries that are important: the United States definitely everywhere; the European Union because it is very important, and also, they do show a great deal of international responsibility; and then the local players."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Community, Countries, Responsibility, states, United)

"But I knew that what had happened was an eye-opener not only to the United States but also to Pakistan, who realized that after what has happened on the 11th of September, it was simply impossible to continue to play those games in Afghanistan."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Afghanistan, Eye, Games, Play, states, United)

"To leave Afghanistan as a playground for terrorists and adventurers was simply not possible anymore."
- Lakhdar Brahimi
(Related: Afghanistan)

"I like to cast actors I admire, one's that are talented. Each one will bring something new to the part. This play has been done thousands of times and now certain characters are too familiar."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Actors, Now, Play, Will)

"There is some mysterious thing that goes on whereby, in the process of playing Shakespeare continuously, actors are surprised by the way the language actually acts on them."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Actors, Language, Shakespeare)

"The long version of the play is actually an easier version to follow. In all of the cut versions the intense speeches are cut too close together for the audience and the actors."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Actors, Play)

"So many plays with magic in them that would be a terrific invitation to an imaginative animation team."
- Kenneth Branagh
(Related: Animation, Magic)

"It was jolly in the country. A cow and little pigs to play with and milk warm from the cow."
- Georg Brandes
(Related: Country, Play)

"I do look forward to doing things in the future that I haven't done before. Do you know what I have always dreamt about? Playing a serial killer!"
- Jonathan Brandis
(Related: Future)

"Nobody's ever called me Sir Richard. Occasionally in America, I hear people saying Sir Richard and think there's some Shakespearean play taking place. But nowhere else anyway."
- Richard Branson
(Related: People, America, Play, Saying)

"I've made a career over the last seventeen years of mostly playing men in uniform, especially cops. The one thing for an actor that is death, is if you're bored. The boredom will show in your work."
- Benjamin Bratt
(Related: Men, Work, Death, Actor, Boredom, Career, Will, Years)

"To me, the psychology behind the character is critical. So I work very hard to get into the mind of the man that I'm going to be playing, because number one, I want to understand why he's doing what he's doing. It's essential, it's absolutely essential."
- Andre Braugher
(Related: Work, Character, Man, Mind, Psychology, Want)

"In the more recently disclosed field of history in the ancient Near East, however, there has been no such sense of responsibility displayed by historians either in Europe or America."
- James H. Breasted
(Related: History, America, Europe, Historians, Responsibility, Sense)

"And the issues I think are important in Louisiana right now happen to be health care and education. And those are two areas that the federal government can play a very important role. And I think I can be effective in trying to help our state from the Washington scene."
- John Breaux
(Related: Government, Health, Education, Care, Help, Now, Play, Right, State, Trying, Washington)

"It's my job to get us in good plays, or more importantly, out of bad plays. That's what I did."
- Drew Brees
(Related: Job)

"You need three or five hands to play Ligeti."
- Alfred Brendel
(Related: Play)

"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
(Related: Dreams, Events, Importance, Man, Memory, Waking)

"I could have played another year, but I would have been playing for the money, and baseball deserves better than that."
- George Brett
(Related: Money, Baseball)

"I mean, money people are usually quite brisk, but mine aren't, and they keep on giving me spaces so that I've been able to go on and do plays and films."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: Money, People, Giving)

"The provocation with Holmes is the fact that he's described by Doyle as a man without a heart - all brain... and that's very difficult to play, or even indicate."
- Jeremy Brett
(Related: Heart, Fact, Man, Play)

"You're just playing, playing, playing, and then an image or something will come into your mind, and basically you're just narrating it with music, letting it move along."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Music, Mind, Will)

"My son writes songs and plays. He sings like an angel."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Son, Songs)

"We didn't rehearse or play the songs to death before we recorded them, and that let us catch a freshness and energy level we've never really felt while making records."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Death, Energy, Play, Songs)

"A lot of the songs start with an image. I was sitting there playing the guitar and I pictured this old, dirty green car, with the window rolled down, in the hot, hot, hot Texas heat, and this beautiful woman I knew when I was a kid sitting behind the wheel, looking out at me."
- Edie Brickell
(Related: Car, Guitar, Old, Songs, Woman)

"And I like music, too, I like playing music."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Music)

"I like to try to make the characters I play be as human as possible."
- Beau Bridges
(Related: Play)

"Working with my dad was such a gas. We approached the work in a similar way. We only made two films together when I was an adult, Tucker, and Blown Away, but it was so much fun to play with your parent like that."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Dad, Work, Fun, Play)

"As far as the lack of hits goes, I think perhaps it's because I've played a lot of different roles and have not created a persona that the public can latch on to. I have played everything from psychopathic killers to romantic leading men, and in picking such diverse roles I have avoided typecasting."
- Jeff Bridges
(Related: Men, Leading, Public, Romantic)

"I love the part of Hector as it takes me back to playing eccentric parts. He is a funny character, which is fine by me as I've been playing for laughs for decades now! It's lovely to get a laugh; it's the best thing in the world!"
- Richard Briers
(Related: Funny, Love, Character)

"It's all right buying all these good players but they've got to gel, and that takes time."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Time, Buying, Right)

"All this cuddling and kissing on stage these days, well it's all right in football when someone scores a goal, but not when you're playing darts."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Goal, Football, Kissing, Right)

"Trouble is, I don't get to play a lot at the moment because I've just signed a contract where I've got to do 200 shows a year in pubs, so the golf's fallen away a bit."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Golf, Play, Trouble)

"I've got a nice little crafty deal with the people in Barbados; 10 days out there teaching the locals how to play darts for an hour a day. Get paid for that as well."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: People, Day, Play, Teaching)

"I play a lot of charity golf mainly. I'm a bandit 18 if I play two or three times a week."
- Eric Bristow
(Related: Charity, Golf, Play)

"The only time in my career prior to that I played an evil character was in 'The Twilight Zone'."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: Time, Character, Career, Evil, Twilight, Zone)

"I've played killers, crazies, and really bad people."
- Morgan Brittany
(Related: People)

"I played a real nasty little girl but most of the roles I had up until then were very sweet and very nice."
- Morgan Brittany
"Jim Crow was king... and I heard a game in which Jackie Robinson was playing, and I felt pride in being alive."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Being, Pride)

"If you're successful in what you do over a period of time, you'll start approaching records, but that's not what you're playing for. You're playing to challenge and be challenged."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Time, Successful, Challenge)

"I don't think about goals and records. Competition is what keeps me playing."
- Lou Brock
(Related: Goals, Competition)

"Life is a game with many rules but no referee. One learns how to play it more by watching it than by consulting any book, including the holy book. Small wonder, then, that so many play dirty, that so few win, that so many lose."
- Joseph Brodsky
(Related: Life, Consulting, Play, Rules, Wonder)

"I was invited to a couple of races, but I was doing a play in New York."
- Josh Brolin
(Related: Play)

"Unfortunately, we don't get a second chance. We've already played them twice."
- Trevor Brooking
(Related: Chance)

"It would have been fun to have played Tim Robbins' role in Bull Durham."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Fun)

"While I'm playing baseball, I'm still writing songs and having tapes sent to me. I'm sure I'll spend a lot of time in the whirlpool resting these tired bones, so I'll be thinking of music then."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Music, Time, Baseball, Songs, Thinking, Writing)

"I'd love to play a villain in a movie, the kind of bad guy you would never think of me being able to play. Like most people, I have a darker side I'd like to explore onscreen."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Love, People, Being, Play)

"As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy."
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Music, Baseball, Being, Play)

"Because of the changes in the Padres team I played with last year, I felt like a veteran recently when I worked out with Jason Kendall and he told me he's liked listening to my records since he was a kid!"
- Garth Brooks
(Related: Listening)

"Very early in life I became fascinated with the wonders language can achieve. And I began playing with words."
- Gwendolyn Brooks
(Related: Life, Language, Wonders, Words)

"You're playing worse and worse every day and right now you're playing like it's next month."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Day, Now, Right)

"You're looking for players whose name on the front of the sweater is more important than the one on the back. I look for these players to play hard, to play smart and to represent their country."
- Herb Brooks
(Related: Country, Name, Play)

"Maybe I'm sort of like the players - there's still a lot of little boy in me."
- Herb Brooks
"What does it mean for an actor to make a part his own? It means that he takes on what you had intended and starts to put in his own stuff so that it becomes something that could only happen if he played it."
- James L. Brooks
(Related: Actor)

"I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I'm better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don't."
- Alton Brown
(Related: Work, Sympathy, People, Nothing, Now, Play, Want)

"The whole schizophrenia angle interested me. When I first started working on it, I thought I would play up that angle more than I ended up doing. The religious aspect of the story was also a draw."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Thought, First, Play, Religious)

"When I was a teenager, 'Playboy' was the most interesting magazine in the world, and not just for the playmates. I liked the interviews and the stories, and all that, but nowadays most of the stuff in there doesn't interest me."
- Chester Brown
(Related: Interest, World)

"My personal life is the same. At the end of the day, this is just a job. I love what I do, and it's a great job. But it's like my alter ego. There's Chris Brown the singer. And there's Christopher Brown, the down-home Tappahannock boy that plays video games and basketball and hangs out."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Life, Love, Basketball, Day, Ego, End, Games, Job)

"I like low-maintenance girls, but at the same time, classy. She needs to take care of herself. But also be a girl who isn't afraid to get sweaty and play basketball, so it's cool if she's a tomboy."
- Chris Brown
(Related: Time, Basketball, Care, Girls, Needs, Play)

"Drugs have played no significant factor in my life."
- Dennis Brown
(Related: Life, Drugs)

"I'm not going to be joining ZZ Top. You know they can't play my stuff. It's too complicated."
- James Brown
(Related: Play)

"I loved the game. We played because we loved it."
- Jim Brown
"I came from Long Island, so I had a lot of experience at the stick. I played in junior high school, then I played in high school. The technical aspect of the game was my forte. I had all that experience, then I had strength and I was in good condition."
- Jim Brown
(Related: Experience, Strength, School)

"He played the king as if afraid someone else would play the ace."
- John Mason Brown
(Related: Play)

"I listen to some of the comments on WIP - they're playing parts of the press conference - and I can see where people would read into things. But if anyone was at the press conference, I think would sense how much I enjoyed Philly and how I loved working for those people."
- Larry Brown
(Related: People, Press, Sense)

"Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential."
- Les Brown
(Related: Cards, Fate, Play, Potential, Right)

"Sometimes I like to play the soundtracks to famous musicals so we can all sing along. South Pacific is one of my favorites. Our neighbors must hate us."
- Louise Brown
(Related: Famous, Hate, Neighbors, Play)

"They played so good it was frightening. And I, of course, being young, was in awe of everything that was going on and rightly so. I mean, it was too good to believe."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Being)

"We had to do a lot of rehearsals to get it so that it was playable. What it did was make you practice. That's good for any musician to have that kind of pressure. It brings things out of you that might not come out if you don't have to reach for something all the time."
- Ray Brown
(Related: Time, Practice, Pressure)

"To love without role, without power plays, is revolution."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Love, Power, Revolution)

"You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If someone drives it off a cliff, that's it."
- Rita Mae Brown
(Related: Car)

"No it wasn't at the time cause you have to remember, I had been playing clubs since I was 13."
- Steve Brown
(Related: Time, Cause)

"We can get airplay all across the board, from CHR to Active rock."
- Steve Brown
"Being a full time coach doesn't mean that we practice more than other teams. In fact we have strict regulations about the length of our practices and playing season. The academic schedule here means that I rarely have a full team at any one practice!"
- Tony Brown
(Related: Time, Being, Coach, Fact, Practice)

"I told my father I wanted to play the banjo, and so he saved the money and got ready to give me a banjo for my next birthday, and between that time and my birthday, I lost interest in the banjo and was playing guitar."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Money, Time, Birthday, Father, Guitar, Interest, Play)

"Music itself is a great source of relaxation. Parts of it anyway. Working in the studio, that's not relaxing, but playing an instrument that I don't know how to play is unbelievably relaxing, because I don't have any pressure on me."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Music, Play, Pressure, Relaxation)

"Like, What is the least often heard sentence in the English language? That would be: Say, isn't that the banjo player's Porsche parked outside?"
- Jackson Browne
(Related: English, Language)

"I've also gotten to play in front of a million people in Central Park when there was a grass roots movement calling for nuclear disarmament - it was about 1982 - they called it Peace Sunday."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Peace, People, Play)

"As far as those kinds of things, I also played at the concert to call for the release of Nelson Mandela when he was a political prisoner in South Africa. We were celebrating his 70th birthday and calling for his release."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Birthday)

"So I had a couple of years of playing trumpet. I really enjoyed it, but it was not the kind of instrument you could whip out at a party. Let's face it."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Party, Years)

"I taught myself to play the piano, because I wanted to play it."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Play)

"I started playing the trumpet when I was about eight."
- Jackson Browne
"And my dad wanted me to play the trumpet because that's what he liked. His idol was Louis Armstrong. My dad thought my teeth came together in a way that was perfect for playing the trumpet."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Thought, Play)

"That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Business, Music, Time, Folk, Learning, Play, Song, Writing)

"So what I do, more than play any instrument - I mean, I love to play - but more than that, I write songs. Songs that are about living, about what it's like to be going through all the things that people go through in life."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Life, Love, People, Living, Play, Songs)

"When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Music, Time, Folk, Play, Years)

"Now, guitar was pretty cool. Everybody knew something on the guitar. So I wanted to play guitar, but I told my dad if he wanted me to keep studying something, I'd like to study piano."
- Jackson Browne
(Related: Dad, Guitar, Now, Play, Pretty, Study)

"There is something about seeing real people on a stage that makes a bad play more intimately, more personally offensive than any other art form."
- Anatole Broyard
(Related: Art, People, Play)

"There's a way of playing safe, there's a way of using tricks and there's the way I like to play which is dangerously where you're going to take a chance on making mistakes in order to create something you haven't created before."
- Dave Brubeck
(Related: Chance, Mistakes, Order, Play)

"I know he played on the last record but I don't wake up in the middle of the night thinking of Eric Clapton."
- Jack Bruce
(Related: Night, Thinking)

"I do like to write but I also like to get and out and play. I am losing track of all the Cooper versions that I do - I have one for Iceland, different one over here."
- Michael Owen Bruce
(Related: Losing, Play)

"I listen to Bill Stewart play the drums and when I have finished doing that, I listen to Bill Stewart."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Play)

"I seldom play in a trio, but acoustic music is likely to be lighter, quicker, and quieter."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Music, Play)

"I saw it as a challenge to play with Pat and we put hours and hours into it, usually on the bus. The trick was to find something that we both wanted to play within our different styles which would add up to being greater than the sum of its parts."
- Bill Bruford
(Related: Being, Challenge, Play)

"As soon as you take money for playing sport, it isn't sport, it's work."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Money, Work)

"Sport must be amateur or it is not sport. Sports played professionally are entertainment."
- Avery Brundage
(Related: Sports, Entertainment)

"I'd rather be running the game than playing it."
- Steven Brust
(Related: Running)

"Ireland has a role to play in making the E.U. united and strong."
- John Bruton
(Related: Ireland, Play, United)

"The great gift of conversation lies less in displaying it ourselves than in drawing it out of others. He who leaves your company pleased with himself and his own cleverness is perfectly well pleased with you."
- Jean de la Bruyere
(Related: Cleverness, Company, Conversation, Lies)

"It's been years since I've had a real input in the game anyway. For this game, I've just tried to keep all the other stuff away from the players and coaches."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Coaches, Years)

"Georgia Tech beat us and Mississippi Southern tied us last year, and Texas beat us after we had the game won. We only played about five games the way we were capable of playing and lost one of those."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Games)

"I've had many a player tell me all through high school and right up until signing day that they were coming to Alabama, then they signed with somebody else."
- Bear Bryant
(Related: Day, Right, School)

"These young guys are playing checkers. I'm out there playing chess."
- Kobe Bryant
(Related: Chess)

"Show class, have pride, and display character. If you do, winning takes care of itself."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Character, Winning, Care, Class, Pride)

"If you whoop and holler all the time, the players just get used to it."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Time)

"No coach has ever won a game by what he knows; it's what his players know that counts."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Coach)

"It's nice to have the opportunity to play for so much money, but it's nicer to win it."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Money, Opportunity, Play)

"The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument. There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet, never was and never will be."
- Jack Brymer
(Related: Ability, Play, Will)

"If you have a Stradivarius and nobody to play it, it's just a Stradivarius. Or is it even that? It's nothing."
- Peabo Bryson
(Related: Nothing, Play)

"Play is the exultation of the possible."
- Martin Buber
(Related: Play)

"I was doing acting work at Fox - bit pieces with Greg Peck in The Gunfighter and things like that - and grew up more or less as a Fox contract player in about two years."
- Larry Buchanan
(Related: Work, Acting, Years)

"No one has deputized America to play Wyatt Earp to the world."
- Pat Buchanan
(Related: America, Play, World)

"It's such a beautiful sport, with no politics involved, no color, no class. Only as a youngster can you play and as a pro can you win. The game has kept me young, involved and excited and for me to be up here with gems of baseball."
- Jack Buck
(Related: Politics, Baseball, Class, Play)

"I started rapping when I was about 12 or 13, just playing around with it."
- Young Buck
"This time, there were no drugs involved. The hours were completely normal daytime hours. I think we were able to appreciate the interplay, where before we had taken it for granted."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Time, Drugs)

"After a couple of failed attempts, I came up with a weird tuning where I was dropping the G string down a step so that it became a seventh, and it got me to a place where I could play all these figures fairly easily. It was not an easy thing to work out."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: Work, Play)

"I was playing a Fender Telecaster when I first joined."
- Lindsey Buckingham
(Related: First)

"We try to recruit good players and good people."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: People)

"We'll probably have to play the perfect game."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Play)

"Obviously you have to have talent in order to play so you can't overlook that, but we won't overlook the character issue when it comes to talent because if they have talent and they don't have character, it's going to be very difficult to coach that person."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Talent, Character, Coach, Order, Play)

"We've got to play better basketball."
- Tim Buckley
(Related: Basketball, Play)

"I'm somebody who plays the piano... sometimes."
- Harold Budd
"Then there's going to be another project I am involved with, in fact, I'm going back to film it next week. It's a game for the Internet called Advance Warriors, and my character is Max, who is blind, but he has special powers. It will be a new game played on the Internet."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: Character, Blind, Fact, Film, Internet, Project, Will)

"Some people come up and say they would like me to play Boba Fett again."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: People, Play)

"I have also just finished three weeks on a soap opera in England. The soap opera is a rather famous one called Crossroads. It was first on television 25 years ago, and it has recently been brought back. I play the part of a businessman called David Wheeler."
- Jeremy Bulloch
(Related: EnglFamous, First, Opera, Play, Television, Years)

"Don't corral me, and I'll always come home. Just let me go out and play during the day."
- Sandra Bullock
(Related: Home, Day, Play)

"I have these big piano-playing hands. I feel like I should be picking potatoes."
- Sandra Bullock
"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
(Related: Friendship, Gratitude, Error, Fault, Listening)

"The perception is that baseball's players' union is protecting players to use steroids and other illegal performance-enhancing drugs."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Perception, Performance, Baseball, Drugs)

"We must send the message that if you use illegal drugs, you will pay the ultimate price by not playing an entire season. And if you get caught again, you will be banished for life."
- Jim Bunning
(Related: Life, Drugs, Will)

"I want to do theater and I am looking forward to doing more Television and Movies. I also want to direct some plays in theater workshops for people with disabilities."
- Chris Burke
(Related: Movies, People, Television, Theater, Want)

"Whenever our neighbour's house is on fire, it cannot be amiss for the engines to play a little on our own."
- Edmund Burke
(Related: Fire, Play)

"I want to write songs and play them for people - live."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: People, Play, Songs, Want)

"I love loud music. I listen loud, and that's part of how I've learned how to do this. Record softly and play back loud and a whole other thing happens."
- T-Bone Burnett
(Related: Love, Music, Play)

"For my part, I confess I seldom listen to the players: one has so much to do, in looking about and finding out one's acquaintance, that, really, one has no time to mind the stage. One merely comes to meet one's friends, and show that one's alive."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Time, Acquaintance, Friends, Mind)

"Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero."
- David D. Burns
(Related: Honor, Suffering)

"Leaders are not pale reflectors of major social conflicts; they play up some, play down others, ignore still others."
- James MacGregor Burns
(Related: Leaders, Play)

"I think the problem with a lot of the fusion music is that it's extremely predictable, it's a rock rhythm and the solos all play the same stuff and they play it over and over again and there's a certain musical virtuosity involved in it."
- Ken Burns
(Related: Music, Play)

"I can understand why some of these drummers and bass players become cult figures with all of their equipment and the incredible amount of technique they have. But there's very little that I think satisfies you intellectually or emotionally."
- Ken Burns
"I always wanted to play Joan of Arc. I've always wanted to do that. Now I'm thinking, 'Maybe there's a story in Joan of Arc's mother!' If I don't hurry up, her grandmother!"
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Now, Play, Thinking)

"The interesting thing about doing a play is to find a way to make it fresh and do it as though you were doing it for the first time."
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Time, First, Play)

"Then in came this script with another very low offer, and another drug addict and a depressing and difficult part to play. I thought, 'Why should I put myself through that for hardly any money?'"
- Ellen Burstyn
(Related: Money, Thought, Play)

"Personally, I would say the 'master' of this whole thing is fate... Whoever is on the playing field is fair game, and it's up to them to avoid being used."
- Cliff Burton
(Related: Being, Fate)

"I felt like I was a teacher. But nowadays, I am as much a student of his. He writes a lot of what we play."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Play)

"It keeps me in touch with younger musicians who are constantly saying, 'Have you heard this new artist, or this new guitar player?' It keeps you reaching."
- Gary Burton
(Related: Artist, Guitar, Musicians, Saying)

"When I played drunks I had to remain sober because I didn't know how to play them when I was drunk."
- Richard Burton
(Related: Play)

"I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things... I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Play, Wind)

"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Time, Connection, Learning, Parents, Play)

"It doesn't matter what part I play, I try and commit myself 100 percent."
- Steve Buscemi
(Related: Play)

"Florida has its own rhythm, too. People go to work, they watch their children learn and grow and start families of their own. They play in the sun and pass their lives enjoying the outsized blessings that make our state unique."
- Jeb Bush
(Related: Work, People, Blessings, Children, Play, State, Sun)

"I want to play everything. I really want to do it all."
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Play, Want)

"People care about my personal life. But really I'm dorky! I drink beer and go to football games. And ya know, sit in my house in a t-shirt on the weekends and play with my dog!"
- Sophia Bush
(Related: Life, People, Beer, Care, Football, Games, Play)

"So long as the Zulu people are here, clearly I will still have a role to play in this country."
- Mangosuthu Buthelezi
(Related: People, Country, Play, Will)

"When I played pro football, I never set out to hurt anyone deliberately - unless it was, you know, important, like a league game or something."
- Dick Butkus
(Related: Football, Hurt)

"What I used to play was rhythm guitar before I saw Jack Bruce. I said, That's what I want to do in life. He was definitely the main influence."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Life, Guitar, Influence, Play, Want)

"Jack Bruce, as soon as I saw him, it changed me. I didn't even know what bass players did until I saw Cream."
- Geezer Butler
"I love soccer. That's all I ever watch. I'll watch it all day if I can. But I'm too bloody old to play now."
- Geezer Butler
(Related: Love, Day, Now, Old, Play, Soccer)

"On the other hand, I was very much interested in the way people behaved, the human dance, how they seemed to move around each other. I wanted to play around with that."
- Octavia Butler
(Related: People, Dance, Play)

"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Life, Learning, Public)

"Virtue knows that it is impossible to get on without compromise, and tunes herself, as it were, a trifle sharp to allow for an inevitable fall in playing."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: Virtue, Compromise, Trifle)

"I've always played strong women who are doing their own thing."
- Yancy Butler
(Related: Women)

"We would play, then they would play a set, then we would jam on the last song."
- Charlie Byrd
(Related: Play, Song)

"It didn't even occur to me that I'm the last person in the world who should play salsa or Brazilian music."
- David Byrne
(Related: Music, Play, World)

"I think there's a bit of the devil in everybody. There's a bit of a priest in everybody, too, but I enjoyed playing the devil more. He was more fun."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Devil, Fun)

"I had one of the best days of my life. I spent the afternoon with my two kids and my ex-wife at Serendipity. Then I came to the theater, and you know, I think I did the play the best I've ever done it."
- Gabriel Byrne
(Related: Life, Kids, Play, Theater)

"I play a guy who believes he's a king. He's the most common man in the world; in fact his family, like his suits, are just make-up. It's about dysfunctional people and dysfunctional relationships."
- James Caan
(Related: Family, People, Fact, Man, Play, Relationships, World)

"I always thought of myself as some sort of athlete until I started playing golf a couple years ago."
- James Caan
(Related: Thought, Golf, Years)

"To get over my divorce, I got a prescription to live at the Playboy Mansion for a while."
- James Caan
(Related: Divorce)

"Now I can't wait to write my next play."
- Scott Caan
(Related: Now, Play)

"I'm just trying to play my best and have fun."
- Miguel Cabrera
(Related: Fun, Play, Trying)

"When I was coming up, I just wanted to play baseball and I'm doing what I love to do most. How can I feel pressure doing what I love to do?"
- Miguel Cabrera
(Related: Love, Baseball, Play, Pressure)

"I started playing guitar kind of by accident."
- Ryan Cabrera
(Related: Accident, Guitar)

"Live and work but do not forget to play, to have fun in life and really enjoy it."
- Eileen Caddy
(Related: Life, Work, Forget, Fun, Play)

"It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep."
- John Cage
(Related: Play, Sleep)

"I am not a demon. I am a lizard, a shark, a heat-seeking panther. I want to be Bob Denver on acid playing the accordion."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Want)

"Hollywood didn't know if I was an actor or a nut or if I was this crazy character I was playing. I had developed an image of being a little bit unusual, different and wild."
- Nicolas Cage
(Related: Character, Actor, Being, Hollywood)

"If it be true that our people represent a high percentage of mental vigor, the distinction is probably due, in some measure, to the extremely important part which Talmud studies have played in the spiritual life of the race."
- Abraham Cahan
(Related: Life, People, Measure, Race, Spiritual)

"There are so many things about playing football that seem to me uniquely American. Anybody can succeed, anybody can play, but you've got to work hard to do it."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Work, American, Football, Play, Succeed)

"I'm an actor and this is a role I'm playing. But people can get wacky."
- Dean Cain
(Related: People, Actor)

"Acting with Denzel is like playing tennis with someone that's better than you. You either play better tennis or get blown off the court."
- Dean Cain
(Related: Acting, Court, Play, Tennis)

"The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years."
- Michael Caine
(Related: Actor, Being, Research, Years)

"That's what it is that you rehearse - the making of music, not the playing of notes as abstractions."
- Sarah Caldwell
(Related: Music)

"Time plays a role in almost every decision. And some decisions define your attitude about time."
- John Cale
(Related: Time, Attitude, Decision, Decisions)

"I missed out on my teenage years. I led a sheltered life. I was practicing scales instead of playing football."
- John Cale
(Related: Life, Football, Teenage, Years)

"I was always too mature for my age - and not very happy. I had no young friends. I wish I could go back to those days. If I could only live it all again, how I would play and enjoy other girls. What a fool I was."
- Maria Callas
(Related: Age, Fool, Friends, Girls, Play)

"God preordained, for his own glory and the display of His attributes of mercy and justice, a part of the human race, without any merit of their own, to eternal salvation, and another part, in just punishment of their sin, to eternal damnation."
- John Calvin
(Related: God, Glory, Justice, Mercy, Merit, Punishment, Race, Salvation, Sin)

"I don't display my plaques and honors. They are hidden behind a black curtain in my work room at home."
- John Cameron
(Related: Home, Work)

"What we really want to do is what we are really meant to do. When we do what we are meant to do, money comes to us, doors open for us, we feel useful, and the work we do feels like play to us."
- Julia Cameron
(Related: Money, Work, Open, Play, Want)

"But I've always liked to be the kind of drummer and musician who likes to go outside of what's expected of me, and I've always been able to do more than you necessarily hear with every band I've ever played in."
- Matt Cameron
"I show up ready to play, so I normally try and fit the situation."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Play)

"I guess by taking lessons early on, and really trying to play all the rudimentary stuff, and try to have it sound as good as my teacher. It took a lot of practice, which I enjoyed, and still do."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Play, Practice, Sound, Trying)

"Ben was more improvisational, and relied less on methodology, and basically is a guitarist who switched to bass, whereas Jeff has a more traditional approach to playing bass in a band, and has a great sense of what his band sounds like, and we lock up nicely."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Sense)

"So, I just kind of played the way I played and then eventually we kind of figured out what worked best for the band. So, I definitely changed my stuff up and I think we're playing really tight now."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Now)

"I'm always going to get more of a charge playing Chicago than I will Duluth or some place like that. Just because of the history and the people there are way more knowledgeable than a lot of other cities. It's an amazing music scene with some great bands and great musicians."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: History, Music, People, Chicago, Cities, Musicians, Will)

"Joining another big time rock band was the last thing I was looking for, but as the tour went on, I really dug playing to a lot of people, the band sounded great, and just being out there again, got me over my depression and so I decided to hop on board."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Time, People, Being, Depression)

"The fact that Eddie Vedder likes to play 3 hour plus shows a night, I have to be ready for that."
- Matt Cameron
(Related: Fact, Night, Play)

"It's no secret what's going on in baseball. At least half the players are using steroids."
- Ken Caminiti
(Related: Baseball)

"I never want to quit playing ball. They'll have to cut this uniform off of me to get me out of it."
- Roy Campanella
(Related: Want)

"You have to have a lot of little boy in you to play baseball for a living."
- Roy Campanella
(Related: Baseball, Living, Play)

"So to get to play for the Yankees was really exciting. Really exciting."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Play)

"Well, I wanted to play twenty years in the major leagues. I never made it twenty though. I played nineteen."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Play, Years)

"In 83 I thought we were going to go all the way. We had Roy Smalley, and Steve King, and good players."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Thought)

"I loved the opportunity to play for the Yankees, too."
- Bert Campaneris
(Related: Opportunity, Play)

"Some people have said that I can 'hear' a hit song, meaning that I can tell the first time a song is played for me if it has potential. I have been able to hear some of the hits that way, but I can also 'feel' one."
- Glen Campbell
(Related: Time, People, First, Meaning, Potential, Song)

"We Canadians are not given as a people to great patriotic displays."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: People)

"To suggest that Quebecers willingly give up the chance to exercise fully their influence within the federal government would be to betray the historical role Quebec has always played in Confederation, and to undermine the legitimacy of their pride and ambitions."
- Kim Campbell
(Related: Government, Chance, Exercise, Influence, Pride)

"You're being cast for your acting ability. It's not based on the way your body functions. If you're playing a lead in a movie, it's for that character and they'll tailor it to you. In a dance company, you have to fit in a definite mold."
- Neve Campbell
(Related: Dance, Character, Ability, Acting, Being, Body, Company)

"I never had a real job either. I sort of fell out of school and ended up playing guitar."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Guitar, Job, School)

"It's a lot more comfortable, I must say. Ummm, I didn't think I'd be playing with another band, I kinda thought I was through with that, but I make an exception because they're nice people."
- Vivian Campbell
(Related: Thought, People)

"It's fun playing two roles. The roles provide a wonderful range of emotions. Stuart is childlike and sensitive. Adam is ruthless, outrageous. He's flamboyant. He does the unexpected."
- David Canary
(Related: Emotions, Fun)

"I've always liked Playboy; I think it's very tasteful."
- Trishelle Cannatella
"I want to try out for Playmate actually. I talked to one of the photographers about doing test shots."
- Trishelle Cannatella
(Related: Want)

"I'm so into playing different characters, even when I was on Nickelodeon. I just observe."
- Nick Cannon
"Playtime and toys are good for kids, or they wouldn't buy them. McDonald's can provide that experience. And having dinner with the family is good for kids."
- Jim Cantalupo
(Related: Family, Experience, Kids)

"Often there are players who have only football as a way of expressing themselves and never develop other interests. And when they no longer play football, they no longer do anything; they no longer exist, or rather they have the sensation of no longer existing."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Football, Play)

"Actually, I wanted to act even when I was still playing football."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Act, Football)

"I prefer to play and lose rather than win, because I know in advance I'm going to win."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Play)

"I stopped playing football because I'd done as much as I could. I needed something which was going to excite me as much as football had excited me."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Football)

"I manage a team, for beach soccer. I'm the coach. Player, coach."
- Eric Cantona
(Related: Beach, Coach, Soccer)

"We played at a club called, the Elbow Room. Don Carlos, the nightclub owner, was very hip and a very important person who made a big impact on my life."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Life)

"This was an important part of my life. But it was also sad that we didn't play there, cause we had such alot of fans that were waiting for us and Brazilians are great people. It's now my second home."
- Jim Capaldi
(Related: Home, Life, People, Cause, Fans, Now, Play, Waiting)

"There I met Gordon Jackson and Dave Meredith who were playing in local bands."
- Jim Capaldi
"I try to bring elements of my own personality to every character I've played, but I think I'm pretty similar to the character I'm playing now. The biggest departure would have to have been Freaks and Geeks Sara, who was this sort of subordinate and shy girl."
- Lizzy Caplan
(Related: Character, Departure, Now, Personality, Pretty)

"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
- Truman Capote
(Related: Life, Act, Play)

"You know, I'm confident before I go out and play a match that I know, you know, I've put in the work and like I feel confident that I am going to go out there and play well."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Work, Play)

"I just want to get to the level where I can say that that's my level, just try to play well, get up there."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Play, Want)

"I do still have some of the experience from playing, but it's been so long since I've been out in those quarters, semis, finals, the important final matches, just against the top players."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Experience)

"But, you know, I just want to play well and have fun playing well."
- Jennifer Capriati
(Related: Fun, Play, Want)

"I fell into playwriting accidentally, took some classes in it, and also took creative writing classes, but I really didn't expect it to be a career because I didn't believe there was a way to make money as a playwright without being lucky and I didn't feel particularly lucky."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Money, Being, Career, Writing)

"It was kind of like they were just giving us a toy to play with, to do whatever we wanted with."
- Steve Carell
(Related: Giving, Play)

"I get a kick out of watching a team defense me. A player moves two steps in one direction and I hit it two steps the other way. It goes right by his glove and I laugh."
- Rod Carew
(Related: Defense, Direction, Right)

"The first Monopoly game I played with my brothers, I hated losing so much, I just had to beat them."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Brothers, First, Losing)

"When I play poker, I don't like losing the pot."
- Drew Carey
(Related: Losing, Play, Poker)

"I'm on record as being understood to be a supporter of a reformed establishment, in which other Christian denominations, and other faiths, play a major part."
- George Carey
(Related: Christian, Being, Play)

"I do not think I reinvent myself. Wearing my hair differently or changing my style of dress is playing dress-up. I don't take it too seriously."
- Mariah Carey
(Related: Dress, Hair, Style)

"My mom would give me a piece to play, but I wouldn't do any theory because when it came time to do it I would sneak back upstairs and watch TV. So, I had these kind of nonchalant lessons for years, then it just started soaking in."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Mom, Time, Play, Theory, Years)

"Now, performing is second nature and I love every second of it. It is a very emotional thing when I can't play a song; maybe I'm hitting on something that I don't want to deal with. All of it is so personal. It is like therapy."
- Vanessa Carlton
(Related: Love, Nature, Now, Play, Song, Therapy, Want)

"I'm in four different films this year, and I have four different accents. I sound different in every film. You have to love a character to play it well, and change in my work is what I want."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Change, Love, Work, Character, Film, Play, Sound, Want)

"We met in Cracker. I played a maniac fan who murders a policeman and she did my makeup. I thought anyone interested in me looking like that must have genuinely liked me."
- Robert Carlyle
(Related: Thought, Makeup)

"Never play anything that don't sound right. You might not make any money, but at least you won't get hostile with yourself."
- Hoagy Carmichael
(Related: Money, Play, Right, Sound)

"Cinema will always have an important role to play in society."
- Leslie Caron
(Related: Society, Cinema, Play, Will)

"The road Cordelia has travelled, the journey she has taken up to now has been such a joy to play as an actress, because there have been so many chances to do so many different emotions."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Emotions, Journey, Joy, Now, Play, Road)

"This is funny because I just had a job over the summer for VH1, a project I did called Strange Frequency where I got to play a Goth rock band singer."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Funny, Job, Play, Project, Summer)

"I don't mind playing the same character, but if it's not well done, then I'm not interested."
- Charisma Carpenter
(Related: Character, Mind)

"So I came home and I had a resume and everything, but the only job experience I had was just playing in bars and clubs on my summers off. So, I was temping and stuff during the day and playing music at night."
- Mary Chapin Carpenter
(Related: Experience, Home, Music, Day, Job, Night)

"I can't wait to get out. It's been much too long, I don't like being home. I'd rather play. This tour is going to be really big. We're gonna have the biggest show we can have. It's gonna be different not like the old KISS shows."
- Eric Carr
(Related: Home, Kiss, Being, Old, Play)

"'Born to play? Hmmm. Probably Romeo... or Hamlet, I guess. Also, I'd be a great Alexander the Great."
- David Carradine
(Related: Play)

"I play a female Indiana Jones, a professor who hunts down precious objects, like a bowl that belonged to the Buddha. They tailored the role to me: I wanted to be smart, funny, and to kick some ass."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Funny, Play)

"When the first big paycheque with 'Dumb And Dumber' hit, I went: 'Gosh, I wonder if this will affect my performance. Will I do a take and think, was that worth $7 million?' But that never happened. If anything, it made me rebel against that thing when people who get rich start playing it safe."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: People, Performance, First, Will, Wonder, Worth)

"I love playing ego and insecurity combined."
- Jim Carrey
(Related: Love, Ego, Insecurity)

"You have to take a huge loss financially to do a play. You have to put aside the commercials and the speeches and the other things that put money on the table, and really save up to do it. And that's what I've done here. But it's worth it to me to be in a really good play."
- Dixie Carter
(Related: Money, Loss, Play, Worth)

"An auditory scenario for the players to act out with their instruments."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Act)

"Yes, I get a report from BMI about the frequency of performances, and it is very surprising. They played one of my most advanced pieces, and one of my most unusual ones on the radio."
- Elliott Carter
"I mean the public likes it more in Europe than they do here because the state supported organizations have felt that playing contemporary music was part of the education of the public."
- Elliott Carter
(Related: Education, Music, Europe, Public, State)

"The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs - Two different pairs - Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece."
- Elliott Carter
"What I loved about playing the corpse is that obviously somebody else got to do the physical part. It appeals to the part of me that likes playing character parts and getting the chance to get away from my own physicality."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Character, Chance)

"It didn't matter what you look like. You don't have to get up at 5:30 in the morning and there's a lot to be said for that. Corpse Bride can just play all my parts from now on and I'll just do the voice."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Now, Play, Voice)

"It's different when you're an actor and playing a part, but when it's just you, you feel immensely vulnerable have strangers prodding and prying."
- Helena Bonham Carter
(Related: Actor, Strangers)

"We were astonished by the beauty and refinement of the art displayed by the objects surpassing all we could have imagined - the impression was overwhelming."
- Howard Carter
(Related: Art, Beauty, Impression)

"I play some fighting games, but mostly I just play sports."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Sports, Fighting, Games, Play)

"There's not a thing that any of you guys can say bad about me that would hurt my feelings... I'm not coming at you, what I'm saying is that, I'm willing to take that heat for my team, if we're playing well or if we're not playing well."
- Vince Carter
(Related: Feelings, Hurt, Saying)

"I remember when I was in college, people told me I couldn't play in the NBA. There's always somebody saying you can't do it, and those people have to be ignored."
- Bill Cartwright
(Related: People, College, Play, Saying)

"I went from a guy, kind of a working actor, a supporting player, to magazine covers and being offered the studio pictures really quickly. Nobody was comfortable with it. I wasn't really comfortable with it."
- David Caruso
(Related: Actor, Being)

"There are so many little places I want to play, sometimes weird places I think would be fun to play... a bar that's half full."
- Julian Casablancas
(Related: Fun, Play, Want)

"The art of interpretation is not to play what is written."
- Pablo Casals
(Related: Art, Play)

"You can't just play the same thing, over and over again."
- Neko Case
(Related: Play)

"Most of the people who had PCs did not have modems and could not use those PCs as communicating devices. They really were using them for spreadsheets or word processing or storing recipes or playing games or what have you."
- Steve Case
(Related: People, Games, Word)

"I don't play nostalgia acts. I don't play nostalgia shows."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Nostalgia, Play)

"For me to go back and to play for audiences some of whom have been following me for thirty years and some who have found me in the last five or six years, that's really an interesting thing. I have an audience that goes from kids to seventy year olds."
- David Cassidy
(Related: Audiences, Kids, Play, Years)

"It's hard to find a play that's right for me to do. Rather than waiting around for the right script to come along, I decided to write one myself."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Play, Right, Waiting)

"I always enjoyed writing. I did playlets in high school, I did radio shows in college. That's one of the reasons I went down to Second City, because you could do acting and writing."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Acting, College, School, Writing)

"Go ahead and play the blues if it'll make you happy."
- Dan Castellaneta
(Related: Play)

"I dare anyone to play like Charlie Watts."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Play)

"I'd just play 'til my hands fell off. My parents would yell at me to stop because they couldn't stand the noise any more! I was terrible! It must have been hard for them to listen to me as a beginning drummer."
- Randy Castillo
(Related: Beginning, Parents, Play)

"The first professional play I ever saw was The Importance Of Being Earnest, and I just fell in love."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Love, Being, First, Importance, Play)

"I've been playing sexually aware women most of my life. At this point I expected to be playing moms and wives. It's exciting to play a femme fatale."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Women, Life, Play, Wives)

"I first wanted to be an actress after seeing a play - not a movie."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: First, Play)

"Art is an expression of who you are. Parts that I play are my sculptures."
- Kim Cattrall
(Related: Art, Expression, Play)

"He played football too long without a helmet."
- Jerome Cavanagh
(Related: Football)

"And he that said that a horse was not dressed, whose curb was not loose, said right; and it is equally true that the curb can never play, when in its right place, except the horse be upon his haunches."
- William Cavendish
(Related: Play, Right)

"I felt unworthy to play Jesus. I just accepted the responsibility and said, 'What actor wouldn't want to play this role?'"
- Jim Caviezel
(Related: Actor, Play, Responsibility, Unworthy, Want)

"Don't hate the word, playa; hate the dictionary."
- Brian Celio
(Related: Hate, Word)

"Canada is preparing to play a major role in the continued stability and security of Afghanistan through ISAF."
- Paul Cellucci
(Related: Afghanistan, Canada, Play, Security, Stability)

"The Detroit String Quartet played Brahms last night. Brahms lost."
- Bennett Cerf
(Related: Night)

"The most difficult character in comedy is that of the fool, and he must be no simpleton that plays that part."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Character, Comedy, Fool)

"Those who'll play with cats must expect to be scratched."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Cats, Play)

"Too often, they play to whatever group is the loudest down at City Hall, and they buy them off, essentially."
- Steve Chabot
(Related: Play)

"Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve."
- Henry Chadwick
(Related: Strength, Body, Eye, Man, Mind, Possession)

"The thing I try to do the most is to play in terms of the song and play in terms of what I'm hearing."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Hearing, Play, Song)

"My brother and I had a real love-hate relationship with my success. There was some bitterness there that I didn't understand until recently, but I told him that if I ever did a record I wanted him to play on it."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Love, Success, Brother, Bitterness, Play)

"I can't take days off and play like I did last night. Maybe some people can, but I can't."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: People, Night, Play)

"I think that the jazzy approach that I have is based on the way that I hear music and in the way I play a supporting role to the other people in the band."
- Jimmy Chamberlin
(Related: Music, People, Play)

"Two weeks later, we played our first concert and had 100 people there. It was pretty cool."
- Will Champion
(Related: People, First, Pretty)

"The first time we all played as a band, I think it was in January 1998, in Jonny's bedroom."
- Will Champion
(Related: Time, First)

"Coldplay are just four friends trying to make great music."
- Will Champion
(Related: Music, Friends, Trying)

"I can't do all that riddly diddly stuff. I'm not good enough. It's all about not playing."
- Will Champion
"Sometimes I'd like to play the bad guy and sometimes I'd like to die in a movie."
- Jackie Chan
(Related: Play)

"I was planning to be a baseball player until I ran into something called a curveball. And that set me back."
- Ben Chandler
(Related: Baseball, Planning)

"I'm a competitive person and it is in my nature to try hard in every match I play. The only time I'm not competitive is when I'm playing against my mom."
- Michael Chang
(Related: Mom, Nature, Time, Play)

"I was 12 when I started playing guitar with my brothers."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: Brothers, Guitar)

"It was 1988, I believe, that I met Grit. We were both appearing in a Canadian Folk Festival and as we sat backstage he handed me his guitar. I played it, loved it, and then found out that he'd made it himself."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: Folk, Guitar)

"The sound has grown and sweetened over the years as well, and you can hear it on many of my recordings and, most likely, will see and hear me playing it if you come to a live show."
- Tom Chapin
(Related: Sound, Will, Years)

"To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it!"
- Charlie Chaplin
(Related: Pain, Play)

"I am a lefty, though I bat right-handed... When I was a kid I pitched, played first, outfield and shortstop as well. Now it's mainly softball with some friends."
- Josh Charles
(Related: First, Friends, Now, Right)

"One of the perks of being an actor is to get to meet athletes that you respect. Especially who played before my time. Brooks Robinson is one of those athletes; they just don't make them any nicer."
- Josh Charles
(Related: Time, Actor, Athletes, Being, Brooks, Respect)

"Learning to read music in Braille and play by ear helped me develop a damn good memory."
- Ray Charles
(Related: Music, Learning, Memory, Play)

"I was the kid who always liked to take the ball down to the school even in my free time, kick it against the wall, juggle it in the front yard and so it was kind of a perpetual state of playing soccer for me."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Time, School, Soccer, State)

"I think soccer is more respected now than it ever has been. You can see that in the numbers of young kids who are playing and the numbers of people who are coming to watch."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: People, Kids, Now, Numbers, Soccer)

"My parents and my grandfather on my mom's side would travel the earth. They went to Australia and China, and they went to probably every soccer game I ever played."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Travel, Mom, Earth, Parents, Soccer)

"Number one, it was a chance to thank my parents, because they passed away a couple of years ago. They gave me so much by giving me the opportunity to play soccer, and I wanted to share the story we had together."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Opportunity, Chance, Giving, Parents, Play, Soccer, Years)

"So along with that is spending a lot of time with the ball. For me it was, I loved to juggle the ball in my front yard, and I always challenged myself - how many juggles can I get today? I think for players to get better, it's just about spending the time."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Time, Today)

"I played mostly games like Asteroids and Pac-Man. Today, when I go into an arcade, the games are much more difficult and complex. I don't think I could even play some of the video games that are out there today."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Games, Play, Today)

"After the '96 Olympics, we all started believing that this is bigger than we thought, and we were willing to do the work. We knew that it was up to us, the players, to make soccer successful."
- Brandi Chastain
(Related: Work, Thought, Successful, Soccer)

"There are a lot of stereotypes to be broken which I think a lot of us are doing. What I do is, as soon as people try to pin me down to one kind of part, I'll play a very different kind of role, so it explodes that stereotype."
- Joan Chen
(Related: People, Play)

"There is no theoretical study of motherhood. You know, before I became a mother, I did play a mother, but I was like - I was more thinking of my own mother. I was doing my mother."
- Joan Chen
(Related: Mother, Motherhood, Play, Study, Thinking)

"I think those who invest in mutual funds want someone else to do the thinking for them. But the fact that they can move the money around the family of mutual funds just through a phone call lets them feel that they can play tycoons."
- Ron Chernow
(Related: Family, Money, Fact, Play, Thinking, Want)

"When I was singing Jamie's Cryin', people were going out of their mind because it was the first time they got to see Eddie, Michael and Alex play those songs. That was a thrill."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Time, People, First, Mind, Play, Singing, Songs)

"Spitfire asked me if I had a problem talking about Van Halen or Extreme. I really don't. There are people who are just going to want to know what it was like to play with Eddie."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: People, Extreme, Play, Talking, Want)

"I did some research and tried to pull out some old, classic Van Halen that they had not played in 10 or 15 years. I think that was Sammy's mistake. I he didn't want to do the Dave stuff."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Mistake, Old, Research, Want, Years)

"I have a little history. I met Stone Temple Pilots, and their guitar player was a huge Extreme fan. Somewhere down the road, Extreme made its statement."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, Temple, Extreme, Guitar, Road)

"The voices on the record, that was trying to treat my voice like guitar players treat guitar tones."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: Guitar, Trying, Voice)

"You have Extreme and Van Halen and the history that I have with other people I played with. There are some effects that will hopefully break that stereotype."
- Gary Cherone
(Related: History, People, Extreme, Will)

"The greatest hockey player who ever lived: Bobby Orr, and I love him."
- Donald Stewart Cherry
(Related: Love)

"And here where the fact that we've given over half a billion dollars to New York really plays a role, because New York has already made a lot of investments in the kinds of things which you'd expect to have as basic security."
- Michael Chertoff
(Related: Fact, Security)

"A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters."
- Lord Chesterfield
(Related: Man, Sense, Trifles)

"The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Life, Earth, Garden, Heaven, Play)

"I regard golf as an expensive way of playing marbles."
- Gilbert K. Chesterton
(Related: Golf)

"I am just another fireman because the story focuses on Joaquin Phoenix's character, but I play Joaquin's close friend and I get burned up a little bit, but I don't die."
- Morris Chestnut
(Related: Friend, Character, Play)

"I've always wanted to play Don Quixote in some way. It's a great role. I think the idealism of the man shows that hope that we have in the human breast to achieve something."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Hope, Idealism, Man, Play)

"I went on tour in the play H.M.S. Pinafore."
- Dominic Chianese
(Related: Play)

"I go to make art as who I am as a person. The fact that I am a woman comes into play maybe in the kinds of things I'm interested in or in the way I structure a canvas."
- Judy Chicago
(Related: Art, Fact, Play, Woman)

"I spent a few years here in Memphis, in the late '70s and early '80s, where I was studying a lot of country blues players and their styles. So it seems like every record I'll do, I will appropriate these blues styles that I remember."
- Alex Chilton
(Related: Country, Will, Years)

"One night all the James Brown band was playing on stage and I look in the back and I could see Mick Jagger and Keith Richards trying to get in the club and they couldn't get in cause it was to crowded."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Cause, Night, Trying)

"No. Maceo played sax, didn't he, well they used to sit in."
- Tommy Chong
"I was about sixteen when I discovered that music could get you laid, so I got into music boy, didn't matter what you looked like either, you could be a geeky looking guy but if you played music, whoa, you'd get the girls."
- Tommy Chong
(Related: Music, Girls)

"Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art."
- Frederic Chopin
(Related: Art, Achievement, Quantity, Reward, Simplicity)

"She felt like a chess player who, by the clever handling of his pieces, sees the game taking the course intended. Her eyes were bright and tender with a smile as they glanced up into his; and her lips looked hungry for the kiss which they invited."
- Kate Chopin
(Related: Kiss, Chess, Eyes, Smile)

"When on the set of a film, you have to play natural for entire scenes in a very unnatural environment. You have to express emotions and interact with other actors and also use your voice."
- Helena Christensen
(Related: Actors, Emotions, Environment, Film, Play, Voice)

"If I didn't have to do it, I wouldn't have done it. If I had a million bucks in the bank, I wouldn't have done Playboy."
- Claudia Christian
"I'm more embarrassed about some of the films that I've been in than I am about Playboy. Playboy I'm actually quite proud of."
- Claudia Christian
"I did things like Shampoo and Heaven Can Wait. I don't know what those films were about. The women I played in them were not very empowered."
- Julie Christie
(Related: Women, Heaven)

"I've often wondered about people that come to the profession late in life. I've wanted to be an actor since the first grade. I watched a play being performed by the third grade class, and it was... magic."
- William Christopher
(Related: Life, People, Actor, Being, Class, First, Magic, Play, Profession)

"I also developed an interest in sports, and played in informal games at a nearby school yard where the neighborhood children met to play touch football, baseball, basketball and occasionally, ice hockey."
- Steven Chu
(Related: Sports, Baseball, Basketball, Children, Football, Games, Interest, Play, School)

"For instance, he says I let him play golf, and he says, he lets me be miserable in my job. Now - that doesn't quite sound right, does it? But nonetheless, I think for the first time in my life, I'm not going to be miserable in my life when I come and work at CNN."
- Connie Chung
(Related: Life, Time, Work, First, Golf, Job, Now, Play, Right, Sound)

"I would quite like to do a different accent or play something so different from myself because Olivia, the character I play in this film, is similar to me."
- Charlotte Church
(Related: Character, Film, Play)

"It's one of those scenarios where no, I never imagined that I'd be directed in a love scene - not even a love scene because it's kind of a hard-core sex scene because it's kind of just purely played for this carnal venting."
- Thomas Haden Church
(Related: Love, Sex)

"Play the game for more than you can afford to lose... only then will you learn the game."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: Play, Will)

"War is a game that is played with a smile. If you can't smile, grin. If you can't grin, keep out of the way till you can."
- Winston Churchill
(Related: War, Smile)

"Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Life, Act, Old, Play)

"You never came home for lunch: you just stayed doing, playing, having fun, surfing, running round."
- Diane Cilento
(Related: Home, Fun, Running)

"Yeah, it is, because it's a real discovery of your inner resources, you know. That's what my character is all about and what my playing is all about. But to get up there and just go inside and draw out something that makes you feel good first and foremost."
- Eric Clapton
(Related: Character, Discovery, First)

"They looked great, you know the drawings of the guys playing looked great and bits of string around their necks. So it didn't seem to be that difficult a thing to do, or that inaccessible."
- Eric Clapton
"I've known Shawn for several years. And he's just an amazing talent. He's a great writer, a marvelous, marvelous guitar player, and plays really good fiddle."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Talent, Guitar, Writer, Years)

"Well, I had a fiddle that I really can't play, so I loaned it to Darrell. But yeah, he's from another planet."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Play)

"Mary Gauthier's great. Yeah, we've played a lot of gigs together. She's really wonderful."
- Guy Clark
"It was really amazing. I mean, he'd never mentioned that he played in the symphony, like serious violin playing, not fiddle playing. And he just blew us away."
- Guy Clark
"I have no reason to sit home and write songs all day without going out and playing for the folks. And I have no reason to go play for the folks unless I'm writing new songs so they can sort of feed off one another. And I just try to do the best I can."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Home, Day, Play, Reason, Songs, Writing)

"Chris is the engineer down at the studio where we do these things. And he's just such an integral part and he has such a marvelous ear. Also it turns out, we didn't know, but he's a pretty good fiddle player."
- Guy Clark
(Related: Pretty)

"All gut strings. That's just the first kind of guitar I played, it was a nylon string guitar. And to me, it's the purest form of guitar making, and I just enjoy doing it."
- Guy Clark
(Related: First, Guitar)

"As New Zealanders, we've been in on the United Nations from the very beginning, played a role in the drafting of the charter - it means a lot to us that those processes are followed."
- Helen Clark
(Related: Beginning, Nations, United)

"'Authoring tools' are terrible; there is almost no software that can create closed captions for media players. And of course there is no training. TV captioning is bad enough, and this stuff is generally worse."
- Joe Clark
(Related: Media, Software, Tools, Training)

"To put it better, we believe the radar gun will get you drafted, but you have to pitch to get to the big leagues. Tools will get you drafted, but you have to be able to play to get to the big leagues."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Play, Tools, Will)

"We draft mostly high school kids and we have one of the finest, if not the finest, player development programs and coaching staffs and we teach our players the right way to play. We also have a game plan in scouting, and there are certain types of players that we look for."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Coaching, Draft, Kids, Play, Right, School, Scouting)

"So I'm going to tell you, it's going to be a good year. There are good players all over this country, and it is our job as a scouting department to find them, draft them, sign them, develop them, and help us to continue to win championships. So it's going to be a good year."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Country, Draft, Help, Job, Scouting)

"In Georgia it's a little different because of the East Cobb program. It's such a strong program that we see a lot of kids that come through here on a lot of different teams from across the country that come here to play in tournaments."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Country, Kids, Play)

"I want to see a player on the football field. I want to see what kind of teammate they are, what kind of leadership qualities they have. I want to see how aggressive they are, how much fun they have playing the game."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Leadership, Football, Fun, Want)

"As a scouting department, with the confidence we have in our player development, if a guy has the potential that we think they have and the makeup and they stay healthy, we think they will be a productive Major Leaguer. We take a lot of pride in that."
- Roy Clark
(Related: Development, Confidence, Makeup, Potential, Pride, Scouting, Will)

"After all my years of doing instrumental music I still like just a simple instrumental song with a nice catchy melody and an opportunity to play a solo over a harmonic structure."
- Stanley Clarke
(Related: Music, Opportunity, Play, Song, Years)

"New Year's was insane! It was the best show I've ever played for New Year's."
- Les Claypool
(Related: New year)

"My favorite venues are the 2,000 seat theaters, like the Warfield. If there was a Warfield in every city, I would play it. That's all I would do. I love venues like that."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Love, Favorite, Play)

"I think the world is very much embracing this whole concept of musicians going out and playing their instruments and playing music for music as opposed to music that has something to do with some form of image or imagery."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Music, Musicians, World)

"I don't know if it was the whole audience getting stoned out of their minds getting ready for the Floyd thing or what it was, but it was like playing to a painting."
- Les Claypool
(Related: Painting)

"I don't think children's inner feelings have changed. They still want a mother and father in the very same house; they want places to play."
- Beverly Cleary
(Related: Mother, Father, Feelings, Children, Play, Want)

"If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play."
- John Cleese
(Related: Time, Play, Want, Workers)

"It was an exciting time for me personally because the number of times I've been to the playoffs, that was the opportunity to obtain the first ring. That was special, that's for sure."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Time, Opportunity, First)

"My main concern is when it's 2-0, I've got to keep it at 2-0. It gives us a little more of a chance. To give up four more runs, that isn't going to get it done. I don't care who you're facing or who you're playing, it's not going to get it done."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Care, Chance, Concern)

"The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other. It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2 cities that were rich in tradition."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Cities, Future, Play, Tradition, University)

"When I look back at the tapes, your first everything, your first All-Star Game, your first playoff experience, it just seems like it went by really fast."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Experience, First)

"I wish there was a bar I could send opposing teams to and get them hammered or something - I could tell my buddies in New York to leave their places open or something. Playing for the Yankees, guys come at you extremely hard. I have to be ready or I'll be embarrassed."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Open)

"Even though I play a professional sport now, I love college baseball."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Love, Baseball, College, Now, Play)

"But I got a guy on third, I was in a jam the other day in a game, all those situations, when you need a strikeout there, in big spots. But we are very aware of that fact, that these guys put the ball in play."
- Roger Clemens
(Related: Day, Fact, Play)

"I am convinced that God wanted me to be a baseball player."
- Roberto Clemente
(Related: God, Baseball)

"I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give."
- Roberto Clemente
(Related: Want)

"I was born to play baseball."
- Roberto Clemente
(Related: Baseball, Play)

"If I would be happy, I would be a very bad ball player. With me, when I get mad, it puts energy in my body."
- Roberto Clemente
(Related: Body, Energy)

"Now that I am much older, I have had a number of sax players tell me I was responsible for them playing sax. Some of them I have admired over the years."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Now, Years)

"I take my job as a rock and roll sax player very seriously. To do it the way that I must do it, I must be in good condition. The better shape you're in, the harder you can rock."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Job)

"I do read music, but I prefer playing from the heart."
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Music, Heart)

"As a horn player, the greatest compliment one can get is when a person comes to you and says, 'I heard this saxophone on the radio the other day and I knew it was you. I don't know the song, but I know it was you on sax.'"
- Clarence Clemons
(Related: Compliment, Day, Song)

"I played with Arthur Godfrey for about a year and a half."
- Patsy Cline
"Sitting around the house playing the wife and mother is driving me crazy."
- Patsy Cline
(Related: Mother, Wife, Driving)

"I bought a piano once because I had the dream of playing As Time Goes By as some girl's leaning on it drinking a martini. Great image. But none of it worked out. I can't even play Chopsticks. But I've got a nice piano at my house!"
- George Clooney
(Related: Time, Dream, Drinking, Play)

"After doing One Fine Day and playing a pediatrician on ER, I'll never have kids. I'm going to have a vasectomy."
- George Clooney
(Related: Day, Kids)

"You have to love the characters you play, even if no one else does."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Love, Play)

"I think the diva is kind of a cliche. My definition of a diva is somebody whose talent does not match what they're trying to play, so all this temperament comes out."
- Glenn Close
(Related: Talent, Play, Temperament, Trying)

"Players lose you games, not tactics. There's so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes."
- Brian Clough
(Related: People, Games)

"Punk is musical freedom. It's saying, doing and playing what you want. In Webster's terms, 'nirvana' means freedom from pain, suffering and the external world, and that's pretty close to my definition of Punk Rock."
- Kurt Cobain
(Related: Freedom, Pain, Pretty, Punk, Saying, Suffering, Want, World)

"When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch."
- Ty Cobb
(Related: Baseball)

"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 very hirelings of the press, whose trade it is to buoy up the spirits of the people. have uttered falsehoods so long, they have played off so many tricks, that their budget seems, at last, to be quite empty."
- William Cobbett
(Related: People, Press, Spirits, Trade)

"I am looking forward to a series of productive meetings in both Austria and Estonia, particularly what role organized crime plays in the Baltic drug trade."
- Howard Coble
(Related: Crime, Meetings, Trade)

"I did a lot of writing for a lot of different kinds of bands that I was in and out of during those five years and that left me with a little body of songs that I liked better when I played alone, so I ended up going out solo and very soon made my first album."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Body, First, Songs, Writing, Years)

"I wanted to play rock and roll when I started playing. Nobody at that time ever thought about songwriting. You sang songs, that's all. You sang other people's songs. That's all there were."
- Bruce Cockburn
(Related: Time, Thought, People, Play, Songs)

"Commissions suit me. They set limits. Jean Marais dared me to write play in which he would not speak in the first act, would weep for joy in the second and in the last would fall backward down a flight of stairs."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Act, First, Joy, Limits, Play, Stairs)

"I went on and was still able to play some good hockey."
- Paul Coffey
(Related: Play)

"The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art."
- Frank Moore Colby
(Related: Art, Nature)

"I was always in plays at school and in school concerts - you could say I liked to show off."
- George Cole
(Related: School)

"I'm not playing for other musicians. We're trying to reach the guy who works all day and wants to spend a buck at night. We'll keep him happy."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Day, Musicians, Night, Trying)

"For years the Trio did nothing but play for musicians and other hip people. We practically starved to death."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Death, People, Musicians, Nothing, Play, Years)

"If I could read it, I could play it."
- Nat King Cole
(Related: Play)

"Well, I guess the sexual abuse by Mel Phillips in a sense, he had a fetish for feet. He used to play with my feet and other kids' feet, and that was his thing."
- Tom Cole
(Related: Abuse, Feet, Kids, Play, Sense)

"Someone skipped on the rent and they left behind a huge upright piano, which got moved into our apartment so the other apartment could get rented out. I took to it and started playing."
- Cy Coleman
"I was very lucky in as much as I played a lot of tennis."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Tennis)

"The next night I got on an airplane, and flew to New York and looked into acting schools. Four or five acting schools. One of which was the Neighborhood Playhouse, which I started at six months there after."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Acting, Months, Night, Schools)

"I did two or three plays every summer."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Summer)

"But it was this tough little character part that I was playing, a very funny little guy that I invented over a weekend, because I realized I was not contributing to the humor of this thing. And I had to do something."
- Dabney Coleman
(Related: Funny, Humor, Character, Weekend)

"So, through playing with Cop I realized that there is a potentially interested audience out in the world."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: World)

"As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe."
- Jim Coleman
(Related: Jazz)

"The key players are now all in place in Washington and in state governments across America to officially label carbon dioxide as a pollutant and enact laws that tax us citizens for our carbon footprints."
- John Coleman
(Related: America, Tax, Key, Laws, Now, State, Washington)

"You've got to realize. In the western world, regardless of what color you are, what title the music is, it's all played by the same notes."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, World)

"I've never had a relationship with a record executive. I always went to the record company by someone that liked my playing. Then they would get fired, and I'd be left with the record company. And then - because they got fired - the record company wouldn't do anything for me."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Company)

"That's what I was trying to say when we were talking about sound. I think that every person, whether they play music or don't play music, has a sound - their own sound, that thing that you're talking about."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, Play, Sound, Talking, Trying)

"So, for instance, if you came to me, I'd ask,'Do you want to write? Do you want to improvise? Why do you want to play this instrument? What do you want to do?'"
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Play, Want)

"Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Music, Time, Jazz, Night)

"Actually, when I was in elementary school, I saw a saxophone. A band came to my school, and I saw this guy get up and play this solo. And I said, 'Oh man, what is that! That must be fantastic!'"
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Man, Play, School)

"After I left Texas and went to California, I had a hard time getting anyone to play anything that I was writing, so I had to end up playing them myself. And that's how I ended up just being a saxophone player."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Time, Being, End, Play, Writing)

"I've been playing with Blackwell over 20 years. We used to play when I first went to Los Angeles. Blackwell plays the drums as if he's playing a wind instrument. Actually, he sounds more like a talking drum."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: First, Play, Talking, Wind, Years)

"Even when you write it, someone's got to play it. So if you can play it and bypass all the rest of the things, you're still doing as great as someone that has spent forty years trying to find out how to do that. I'm really pro-human beings, pro-expression of everything."
- Ornette Coleman
(Related: Play, Rest, Trying, Years)

"We'd played for years to half-empty clubs in England."
- Phil Collen
(Related: England, Years)

"Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward."
- Robert Collier
(Related: World)