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Admire Quotes by Anatole France, Rosamund Pike, Gretchen Rubin, Jewel, Olivia Wilde, George Ball and many others.

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads.
Anatole France
Perhaps misguidedly, I always admire the people who are so polished.
Rosamund Pike
Knowing what you admire in others is a wonderful mirror into your deepest, as yet unborn, self.
Gretchen Rubin
Some of my favorite poets had a tremendous sense of whimsy, so it’s a writing style I guess I admire.
Jewel
I admire women who can be feminists and fight for women’s rights, who believe in our powers as individuals and yet not apologize for beauty.
Olivia Wilde
Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation.
George Ball
When a director you admire says that he wants to work with you, it’s always a compliment, very good for your ego.
Lea Seydoux
You learn as much from failure as from success, Dad always says. Though no one admires you for it.
Karen Joy Fowler
Each time you admire the façade of the New York Public Library, you are paying homage to Western civilization.
Ibn Warraq
A modern man may disapprove of some of his sweeping reforms, and approve others; but finds it difficult not to admire even where he does not approve.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Reverend Galamison is fighting a hard battle against great opposition, and I admire a man who fights a hard battle against great opposition.
Malcolm X
Honesty is the biggest thing I admire, respect, and look for. And it’s something that’s kind of disappearing in some people nowadays.
Mats Sundin
I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody.
Maya Angelou
I admire them for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving.
Roselyn Sanchez
I don’t often watch broad comedies and think, “Oh well, I could have been a part of that.” It’s usually the opposite. I usually watch them, enjoy them, admire them, and think, “You know, I really have nothing to contribute to that”.
Eric Bana
It does feel really good to sing songs about somebody that I really respect, admire, love, care about and am so passionately attracted to after all this time.
Anthony Green
When you admire others, you become one with them and the world loves you.
Frederick Lenz
A real artist may create his picture in a lonely desert… gods look over his shoulder; he creates in their company. What does he care whether or not anybody admires his picture?
Rudolf Steiner
But to admire a strong person and to live under that strong person’s thumb are two different things.
George Bernard Shaw
Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.
Cullen Hightower
No, I don’t admire the genius. But I admire and love the result of the genius’s activity in the world, of which the great man is only the poor necessary tool, only, so to speak, the paltry awl to bore with.
Knut Hamsun
I respect our greats. I admire them.
Paul Pierce
When works of art are presented like rare butterflies on the walls, they’re decontextualized. We admire their beauty, and I have nothing against that, per se. But there is more to art than that.
Hans Haacke
In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.
Jane Austen
When you have little children, you want to tell them about joy and happiness and hope. And then comes the time you want to tell them there are tough moments. I admire people who can do that.
Peter Sis
Have you noticed that only death arouses our emotions? How we love thee friends who have just passed away, right? How we admire those master who no longer speak, their mouths full of dirt. We them we are not obligated.
Albert Camus
I’d like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn’t know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy.
Gene Wilder
I wrestle in a big way with August Wilson’s work in that I at times admire it and at times feel infuriated by it, which is weirdly more influential than loving someone entirely.
Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Shakespeare was the Homer, or father of our dramatic poets;Jonson was theVirgil, the pattern of elaborate writing; I admire him, but I love Shakespeare.
John Dryden
Americans admire success. Englishmen admire heroic failure
Anne Fadiman
You don’t sit there at twenty-five, unpublished, inexperienced, and respond to Susan Sontag’s editorial suggestions like a little snot, rejecting every one of them. But it had a lot to do with the fact that I didn’t admire Susan’s own fiction.
Sigrid Nunez
A solitary maple on a woodside flames in single scarlet, recalls nothing so much as the daughter of a noble house dressed for a fancy ball, with the whole family gathered around to admire her before she goes.
Henry James
Everything is worth seeing once, and the more one sees the less one either wonders or admires.
Lord Chesterfield
I read all the time. I was reading a book I admire very much by Alice McDermot called Charming Billy.
John McGahern
I regret not dancing more, just cutting loose on the dance floor. I still admire those who don’t care much about what others think of them.
Neil Patrick Harris
Some of my best experiences are with writer/directors. Guy Ritchie is one. I feel they have a clearer view of what they want to do. They haven’t got to try and interpret someone’s writing; it’s all theirs. I really admire that.
Jason Statham
Dance training can’t be separate from life training. Everything that comes into our lives is training. The qualities we admire in great dancing are the same qualities we admire in human beings: honesty, courage, fearlessness, generosity, wisdom, depth, compassion,and humanity.
Alonzo King
We make friends with people we admire, including those you might consider competitors, like charity: water, Kiva, and Global Giving. We get on a call with them and exchange ideas.
Charles Best
The real fans do not just admire the star of their choice, they identify with him or her, while the star, unlike Joan Crawford, comes to need the fans’ love, admiration, and constant interest.
Michael Korda
I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself.
Shakira
I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.
Robert Burns
Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you need to – restraint is something I admire.
David Droga
I really admire artists that are willing to take a different approach and a different angle to their shows.
Shania Twain
I tend to be shy in asking people for photos – other actors that I really like and admire.
Matt McGorry
Ignorance is always ready to admire itself. Procure yourself critical friends.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
I also absolutely admire Priyanka Chopra; she can inspire me even when I am having the greyest of days.
Mawra Hocane
While Max appears to greatly admire Wallace as a writer and feel compassion for him as a man, he is never starry-eyed, or pulls his punches. Every Love Story is a Ghost Story is as illuminating, multifaceted, and serious an estimation of David Foster Wallace’s life and work as we can hope to find.
Elissa Schappell
All I can say is that I did admire ‘The Lives of Others’, which I thought was really about something and beautifully done.
Harold Pinter
Dogs don’t just like us, they love us, and they admire us. The big reason they admire us is we invented cars. They’re like, “Yes, we get to go somewhere!” Go somewhere faster, with their head out the window, and their ears, like, “Yes! Yes!”
Laurie Anderson
There’s not a lot of other stuff I admire about his content, but there’s something about Howard Stern and his perseverance in a very difficult industry. He does tickle me in certain ways with humor.
Ashleigh Banfield
Both my parents were immigrants, as were many of their friends, the parents of the children with whom I grew up. Of course I respect and admire immigrants and their undeniable contributions to America, as we all should.
Jan C. Ting
Most of us, I believe, admire strength… Sometimes, though, I wonder if we confuse strength with other words like aggression or even violence.
Fred Rogers
William Trevor is an author I admire; his stories are subtle and powerful, and beautifully written.
Kim Edwards
I admire Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly a lot because I think they’re standup guys.
Bernard Goldberg
I admire Eddie Van Halen and Steve Lukather, but they might blow me away quite easily if we were to jam together.
Eric Clapton
First Lady Michelle Obama – I admire her confidence, integrity, intelligence, compassion, and her overall vibe – she is such an inspiration.
Daya
You’d be pretty stupid not to pick up things that others do well, people you admire.
Owen Farrell
I would like to submit an entirely different agenda, one that is built on love, cherishing and timelessness. One that acknowledges that in living, we accumulate. We admire. We desire. We love. We collect. We display.
Dominique Browning
I just want to work, and learn from people I respect and admire.
Sienna Miller
I’ve always had people come up to me to say that they admire the way I play, and then they tell me they’re not United fans. That’s always been nice.
Ryan Giggs
One of the things I admire about longer stories is the way writers can work with dead time and slower, more idle moments – not only can they feel expansive, they feel lived-in; the unhurried pacing often makes the endings even more resonant and surprising for me.
Molly Antopol
One of our favorite Joe Strummer quotes was, “No input, no output.” Meaning, we’re going to hear a band, we’re going to go to a museum, or we’re going to go hang out with some writer that we admire. We’re going to get some input, because if we don’t, then we have nothing. It’s a circle. It’s a respiratory thing.
Jim Jarmusch
People don’t admire you for what you hate, they admire you for what you do about it, and your slacks.
Greg Behrendt
I love boxing. I really respect the guys and admire the guys who do it. But, I’m very, very happy with my career as an actor. I made the right choice and things are really working out for me right now, but I won’t pretend that there isn’t a part of me that always secretly wanted to be a boxer.
Holt McCallany
Organized religion is primarily man putting words in God’s mouth. That’s how I basically feel about that. But, I do believe in believing and I admire it. I just don’t think it should be exclusive or judgmental.
Kathleen Turner
Al Gore’s problem, in my view, is that he never liked politics. He’s actually deeply uncomfortable in it but felt he had to do it because of his father. He’s much more comfortable in a private sector role and has, in fact, been much more successful in a private sector role, and I admire him for that.
Andrew Sullivan
I admire hip-hop artists because they drop so much music.
Yungblud
When summer is over, winter becomes sad too, because opposites often admire each other secretly!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
One of the reasons I admire David Lindsay-Abaire’s work is that he, like the Greeks I’ve spent so much of my professional life contemplating, is not afraid of taking on the big stuff – huge, human, moral issues – what do we owe to those we love?
Ellen McLaughlin
I so admire the discipline, the work ethic, and the sacrifices fighters make to master all aspects of mixed martial arts.
Tami Hoag
Polls show that Arabs admire a lot of the Western values, cultural aspects in the West. It is more about policies than about way of life.
Queen Rania of Jordan
I admire Gaga. She’s very talented and wise, that girl.
Neil Sedaka
I think Chrissy Teigen takes great care of her skin. And so does Hailey Baldwin. They don’t wear a ton of makeup. It’s nice to be confident without it. I admire that.
Madison Beer
My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that’s a hard thing to do. I admire that.
Will Ferrell
I never had a backup plan. I’ve only been good at one thing. I admire people who are jacks-of-all-trades. That’s not me.
Nahnatchka Khan
People talk to me about celebrities all the time and which ones do I admire, and it’s so hard because you can’t tell who’s doing it for themselves and who hired a stylist.
Michael Bastian
I admire people with gentle manners who treat other people as human beings.
David Ogilvy
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
I’ve been really lucky to spend some time around actors and artists I really admire. One thing I gathered from asking a lot of questions is that part of this job and this life we’ve chosen is doing personal exploration in front of an audience. In a lot of ways, that’s what art is: personal searching with people watching.
Jason Segel
I’ve got a very soft spot for Mohammad Amir. As a person and as a cricketer, I admire him greatly.
Mickey Arthur
By honoring the lives of those we admire, we make our own values known.
Steve Jobs
You can love a woman. To admire her is hard. You are not dealing with something important.
Henri Michaux
Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence.
C. S. Lewis
I do admire Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, but I’m a philistine. I like the good life too much; I’m not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons.
Anthony Hopkins
Don’t waste time on what’s not important. Don’t get sucked into the drama. Get on with it: don’t dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire.
Allegra Huston
That wonderful book, while it obtains admiration from the most fastidious critics, is loved by those who are too simple to admire it.
Thomas B. Macaulay
When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who is able to understand and admire it.
Joseph Joubert
That love motivates you to cooperate, respect, appreciate, cherish, and admire that person.
John Gray
The people I admire most are those who are sensitive and want to create something or discover something, and do not see life in terms of power.
E. M. Forster
I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior.
Hayley Williams
I like Bobby Flay’s attitude and his approach towards food. I think he’s just passionate and very honest. I find him very honest about food and cooking and ingredients and I admire that because I think that it’s easy to get away from that for various reasons.
Alex Guarnaschelli
Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you’d admire.
Allegra Huston
I don’t like guys who are conventional. I’m an achiever; he has to be an achiever. I admire drive, I admire ambition. I like a guy who keeps my on my toes.
Priyanka Chopra
One evening, after my wife and son had gone out for a walk, I decided to have a talk with my neighbor, who I believe was murdered. I had gotten to know and admire him by listening to people talk about him. He seemed a wonderful person with much to give.
Poe Ballantine
I admire the world of the books and the characters that she’s created, but I’m not an addict of Harry Potter. I don’t feel possessive about it.
Ralph Fiennes
My sister could fall asleep at the drop of a hat. She would fall asleep on the train. Me, I never slept. Still. I have a hard time sleeping. But I used to admire her ability to wake up late.
Cheri Oteri
I really admire Vivienne Westwood because she always done her own thing. She is eccentric but really great at the same time.
Kim Petras
If anything, it’s a little intimidating because there’s usually a lot of brilliant work and a lot of brilliant ideas out there that you wish you had thought of, or that you just admire for the originality of it or the difference from what you’ve been thinking of.
Chris Wedge
It is a bad thing for a nation to raise and to admire a false standard of success; and there can be no falser standard than that set by the deification of material well-being in and for itself.
Theodore Roosevelt
The people I admire most are those doing outstanding things for the poorest children, such as Michael Wilshaw at Mossbourne academy, Dan Moynihan and all those at the Harris academies, and those at chains such as Ark and the Haberdashers, who are driving up standards in the poorest areas.
Michael Gove
Wal-Mart is an amazing success story. What I particularly admire very much about the late Sam Walton was his policy of valuing his employees. Giving value to employees is very rare in the retail industry. I also admire the strategies Walton used to build up his discount store concept.
Tadashi Yanai
I admire any woman who does stand-up, but frankly I’d rather pull out my own eyelids.
Katherine Parkinson
The great secret of succeeding in conversation is to admire little, to hear much; always to distrust our own reason, and sometimes that of our friends; never to pretend to wit, but to make that of others appear as much as possibly we can; to hearken to what is said and to answer to the purpose.
Benjamin Franklin
Effective negotiators have a style that those whom they are trying to influence, relate to and admire.
Phil McGraw
Brains are still unfashionable for women to wear, and it has always been proof of women’s superiority that the more intelligent a man is, the more women admire him, while the bigger fool a woman is, the more men run after her.
Dorothea Dix
I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some bad decisions with Lost Highway.
Greg Egan
And on that evening when we grow older still we’ll speak about these two young men as though they were two strangers we met on the train and whom we admire and want to help along. And we’ll want to call it envy, because to call it regret would break our hearts.
AndrГ© Aciman
That’s actually a rare thing to be on a set full of people that you admire and make you laugh all the time.
Ed Helms
I don’t like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I’ve been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
Laura Bush
Religion is a barbarous obsidian knife poised over our chests put it in a cabinet and admire it as a work of art, but don’t ever wield the damned thing ever again.
PZ Myers
As a writer, you always read in two minds: You read as a reader and you enjoy it, and you look at it as a writer, and you just admire the architecture and the construction.
Elizabeth Gilbert
I don’t think in terms of what’s going to be successful. I have plenty of friends who make very small movies and friends who make giant, $150 million blockbusters, and the thing that I really admire is, the ones who do it well do it very sincerely.
James Ponsoldt
I don’t want to throw mud at anyone – I really admire Gandhi as a brilliant strategist – but Gandhi was pretty manipulative, you know.
Robert Greene
The strips I admire go farther than a gag a day, and take us into a special world.
Bill Watterson
We tend to become like those whom we admire.
Thomas S. Monson
You find with the really great actors, the ones you really admire and look up to, very often they’re very giving, generous, warm people.
Kit Harington
Ordinary people regard a man of a certain force and flexibility of character as they do a lion; they look at him with a sort of wonder, perhaps they admire him; but they will on no account house with him.
Angela Merkel
To teach vain Wits that Science little known,
T’ admire Superior Sense, and doubt their own!
Alexander Pope
In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who’s comfortable “putting himself out there.”
Susan Cain
Man is a marvelous curiosity…he thinks he is the Creator’s pet…he even believes the Creator loves him; has passion for him; sits up nights to admire him; yes and watch over him and keep him out of trouble. He prays to him and thinks he listens. Isn’t it a quaint idea.
Mark Twain
I guess it’s a bit clicheМЃ, but as an actor, I really admire good writing. There are a lot of great ideas out there, but it’s the execution that really makes it work.
Mike Colter
Son, if a maiden love thee, thou shalt appear handsome in her sight; she shall praise thine eyes, and the corners of thy mouth, yea, she shall admire thy hands. Though thou wert even as the orangutan yet shall she paint thee with fancies.
Gelett Burgess
I always deeply admire people who can stay still in a room and wait for people to come to them.
Abi Morgan
As a director and filmmaker, I love creating my own opportunity, and getting to share the love, in that way, by creating other opportunities for people that I admire, so that they can do something in a way they haven’t done it before.
Mark Webber
Any person I idolise, or I really admire their work, I want to beat them… For me, going through my years, I made sure to idolise myself… So when you’re in a race, you have to make sure that you think you are the favourite to win. You have to have that confidence.
Alia Atkinson
Jay-Z has kind of shown that you can get to the very top without waiting, without following rules. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. People will admire you more if you break the rules.
George Packer
Nobody admires anyone else without qualification. If they do they’re after an image, not a person.
Scott Lynch
When I read interviews with people like Kevin Barry or Colin Barrett, who I hugely admire, they don’t really seem to come up against the question of likeability even though their characters, in some instances, are really horrible.
Sally Rooney
People who pray stand receptive before the world. They no longer grab but caress, they no longer bite but kiss, they no longer examine but admire.
Henri Nouwen
I work with people I admire and respect. It’s never because of who they are.
Alexander McQueen
When people respect someone as a person, they admire her. When they respect her as a friend, they love her. When they respect her as a leader, they follow her.
John C. Maxwell
A man is entitled to draw things in his own style. I didn’t hurt Superman. I made him powerful. I admire Superman, but I’ve got to do my own style.
Jack Kirby
My heroes are all dead. I’ve lots of heroes. My mum is a hero. She had to put up with me and my dad. She is one of my heroes. Some of my friends are heroes. There are so many. But heroes usually let you down, don’t they? There is people I admire, people I respect.
Gavin Friday
I always admire writers. My father was a writer, a poet. I always admire people who can clearly state their mind.
Ai Weiwei
Not that there is anything wrong with confessional songwriting, there are plenty of people that do that I admire. I think it is great, it just isn’t how I do things.
Zooey Deschanel
Women are like tricks by sleight of hand, Which, to admire, we should not understand
William Congreve
I met PJ Harvey when I was in England, and the first thing I want to do when I meet a songwriter I admire is to ask them how do they receive songs.
Valerie June
I think I’m actually much too shy to do any performance art. I admire the big swings those guys take, but I’m not a one-man band.
Jason Bateman
You can tell a person’s morale from their Twitter feed. I like that; it’s so honest. And I like being able to follow people who I respect and admire, and the possibility of them seeing my comment about them.
Jessie Cave
I’ve seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I’ve seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit
Ron Silver
For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven?
Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
Even when a film is finished, when I direct a film, sometimes it’s a dark profession, but it requires a peculiar form of courage that I admire.
Kenneth Branagh
There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire.
William Congreve
I suppose I could admire all these slow Seattle drivers for their safety-mindedness, consideration for others, and peace of mind. Instead, I’m a fury of annoyance.
Maria Semple
I’ve been really lucky to work with a lot of really great actors, so watching the films back, it’s really important to admire the people that you were working with and see their full performance.
Juno Temple
Though I admire republican principles in theory, yet I am afraid the practice may be too perfect for human nature. We tried a republic last century, and it failed. Let our enemies try next. I hate political experiments.
Robert Walpole
Some of the writers I admire who seem very, very funny and very emotional to me can develop a closeness with the reader without giving too much of themselves away. Lorrie Moore comes to mind, as does David Sedaris. When they write, the reader thinks that they’re being trusted as a friend.
Sloane Crosley
If I am in fashion, it is really due to very few designers that I admire – not because I don’t like the rest, or that the rest are not beautiful, but because I am very selective. I adore Versace. I adore Helmut Lang, despite the fact that it’s over.
Riccardo Tisci
Have you heard about the women who stabbed her husband 37 times? I admire her restraint.
Roseanne Barr
The original sense of the word ‘influence’ is ‘to flow into.’ For the most part, these writers that I admire… their style flows into me without my intervention, which is what explains the broad range of writers who I’ve been compared with; it reflects my reading.
Teju Cole
My favorite jewelry designer is Suzanne Belperron, a great Parisian jeweler who was known for her bold and creative use of stones. I admire the fact that she was a strong successful woman during a time when women did not play a large role in the work force.
Kara Ross
I admire writers who succeed at what I consider the first demand of art: that the artist vivisect himself without pity, without hesitation, determined to reveal whatever he might find.
Kathryn Harrison
I like working with family and friends and people I admire. All my movies are filled with family members of some capacity. I think it means more when you have a personal relationship with someone.
Harmony Korine
I am not interested to sing in Bollywood. I sing for only those actors whom I admire. I sing free of cost for them. I want to take independent music ahead, and my songs are completely based on my observations.
Yo Yo Honey Singh
The beauteous dragonfly’s dancing By the waves of the rivulet glancing; She dances here and she dances there, The glimmering, glittering flutterer fair. Full many a beetle with loud applause Admires her dress of azure gauze, Admires her body’s bright splendour, And also her figure so slender…
Heinrich Heine
A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
Kitty Kelley
We mustn’t romanticize suffering. It can turn people bitter and hard, although it does seem to have been almost indispensable in making people into the kind of leaders that we admire.
Desmond Tutu
I admire the assurance and confidence everyone has in himself, whereas there is hardly anything I am sure I know or that I dare give my word I can do.
Michel de Montaigne
By your choice dwell you now in the world which you have created. What you hold in your heart shall be true, and what you most admire, that shall you become.
Richard Bach
I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much.
Donna Tartt
Plenty more of the Nays sound perfectly sincere, though. They may genuinely dislike [Bob] Dylan; they may even enjoy or admire him, but just don’t think he’s all that. Fair enough. The reaction of such folk seems to be chiefly amazement tinged with befuddlement: they’ve given him what? You’re kidding me.
David Bennun
I am fascinated by Spinoza’s pantheism, but admire even more his contributions to modern thought because he is the first philosopher to deal with the soul and the body as one, not two separate things
Albert Einstein
I admire people who operate from a place of love and who have gone through the rigorous process of finding and articulating their purpose, whatever it may be.
Caroline Ghosn
We all need to have heroes, people to admire and look up to. To find a hero, first look to your parents or older brother or sister. Then look to the people who share the same morals and values that you have, and have accomplished the goals that you strive to achieve.
Robert Cheeke
I admire the good samaritan, but I don’t want to be one.I don’t want to spend my life picking up people by the side of the road after they have been beaten up and robbed.I want to change the Jericho road, so that everybody has an opportunity for a job, education, security, health.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Dhanush has been a fan of my father since his childhood. They share mutual respect for each other. Also, the fact that Dhanush made it big on his own and not because he is someone’s son-in-law is something my father deeply admires.
Aishwarya R. Dhanush
I admire Trump for his accomplishments.
Michael Israel
I do admire great essayists. I’m a particular fan of good nature writing. People like Robert Finch. I read great quantities of writing by naturalists. I’ve been studying the genre for years.
Roger Zelazny
We only want to link up with people whom we like, admire, and trust. … We do not wish to join with managers who lack admirable qualities, no matter how attractive the prospects of their business. We’ve never succeeded in making a good deal with a bad person.
Warren Buffett
I wonder is it because men are cowards in heart that they admire bravery so much, and place military valor so far beyond every other quality for reward and worship.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I don’t know if likeable, pleasant characters have enough conflict for me to want to do them. I admire those people, but I’ve never been that kind of screen presence who can do nothing. I need to do something.
Michael Douglas
When you work with people whom you like and you admire because they’re so good at what they do, it doesn’t feel like work. It’s like you’re playing.
Stan Lee
Art – I had never thought of that as a career because it was like something I did so naturally, and it was fluid, and it is. And even though I still admire literature as the superior art form, I have to admit that art, for me, that’s it; that’s what I’m good at, and that’s what I should be concentrating on.
David Small
Most of the people I admire, they usually smell funny and don’t get out much. It’s true. Most of them are either dead or not feeling well.
Tom Waits
I admire sensible, kind people. They’re not often famous.
John Malkovich
I wish I wrote songs like Donald Fagen, Walter Becker, Don Henley, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, so many of the songwriters I admire. They have the ability to say things.
Michael McDonald
On the Earth, you admire the Moon; on the Moon, you admire the Earth!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Athens built the Acropolis. Corinth was a commercial city, interested in purely materialistic things. Today we admire Athens, visit it, preserve the old temples, yet we hardly ever set foot in Corinth.
Harold Urey
I can’t think of anyone I admire who isn’t fuelled by self-doubt. It’s an essential ingredient. It’s the grit in the oyster.
Richard Eyre
I still get enormous pleasure and a sense of fulfillment out of writing a book that I’m proud of. I see myself as a bit like a jewel-maker who can sit back and admire his work.
Wilbur Smith
We tend to admire the people in our society who have accumulated such wealth as to seem somehow great. But we shouldn’t forget that it was the everyday working class man who made this country great.
Armstrong Williams
It’s been so inspiring to have complete creative control and to just have fun creating and collaborating with people I admire greatly.
Snoh Aalegra
I don’t have time to worry about who I admire or who I identify with.
Pat Nixon
She did not admire him any more than she had. It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils.
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
Jonathan Sacks
So they grew, and they grew, to the church steeple tops
And they couldn’t grow up any higher;
So they twin’d themselves into a true lover’s knot,
For all lovers true to admire.
Francis Lovell, 1st Viscount Lovell
I admire how Tarantino finds music that’s semifamiliar and not famous: undiscovered gems.
Rod Lurie
Christy Turlington is my idol. She really is. She’s a gorgeous woman inside and out. I admire her work in the charity field. She’s just been able to balance it all – and gracefully, as well.
Karlie Kloss
I admire American literature, both contemporary and classic – ‘Moby-Dick’ is just about the best book in the world – and I admire British literature for its insistence on dealing with social class. It may have been an influence.
Per Petterson
You admire, Vacerra, only the poets of old and praise only those who are dead. Pardon me, I beseech you, Vacerra, if I think death too high a price to pay for your praise.
Martial
I admire President Obama’s class and measure.
Hart Bochner
Scientists tend to risk theories they admire
Stephen Hawking
I never see how meaty my role is. If I like the script in its entirety, the director, or if my co-star is someone I greatly admire, I sign up. You learn so much being part of a great team.
Anushka Shetty
My dad’s one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman’s an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he’s a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don’t necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment.
Alex Pettyfer
Many men admire strong women, but they don’t love them.
Elsa Schiaparelli
I didn’t want to dress anyone in the beginning, no celebrities. Then, very slowly I started with one, two, like that. There are some celebrities whom we dress because they are part of the family. They are women I admire. I don’t care how famous she is, if she is at the movies or in a concert.
Riccardo Tisci
Sometimes, perhaps, thou hearest another pray with much freedom and fluency, whilst thou canst hardly get out a few broken words. Hence thou art ready to accuse thyself and admire him, as if the gilding of the key made it open the door the better.
William Gurnall
Some of our finest leaders were not intellectuals at all, and I admire them enormously because they weren’t. Harry Truman wasn’t.
Michael Ignatieff
When I look at women, older than I am, in their 50s, 60, 70s, 80s, and I see women that I admire, I think, ‘Oh, I get it; that’s how I’m going to be.’ I’m not scared. I want to be that.
Annette Bening
I don’t think there’s an improvised word in the movie. I hope not because I admire writing. Improvising is kind of gambling. It’s just that you’re standing up.
Bill Nighy
I admire people who can just brazenly go through the world.
Richard Linklater
I never had posters on my wall and when I meet actors that I really admire, it’s exciting because I get to work with them.
Carey Mulligan
Generally, we admire the thing we are not.
Stephen Fry
I admire Johann Strauss a lot. I believe he was a genius of his time.
Andre Rieu
Many of the people I’m gratified to see have gotten acclaim like Mark Turner or Bill Charlap. Ed Simon or Maria Schneider or Jim McNeely or Scott Robinson. Ken Peplowski, who is a friend and somebody I admire a lot.
Jon Gordon
I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together.
Tom Cruise
So some guy may know how to make money in cocoa beans, but I don’t so I just let him have that. But it’s got to be something I understand. It’s got to be a business with fundamentally good economics. It’s got to be a management that I like and trust and admire. And it’s got to be a price that makes sense.
Warren Buffett
I look up to Mick Jagger because he’s an amazing performer and he’s such an individual. I respect him and admire him eternally.
Victoria Justice
I confess I do not admire naked boys. They always seem to me to need clothes, whereas one hardly sees why the lovely forms of girls should ever be covered up.
Lewis Carroll
I admire many entrepreneurs. They bring energy, excitement, youthful enthusiasm. What they lack in process, they make up for in gumption.
Michael J. Silverstein
To admire on principle is the only way to imitate without loss of originality.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain too and both of us have many friends there.
Asif Ali Zardari
They most the world enjoy who least admire.
Edward Young
I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they’re my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics.
John Cena
My faith comes before anything. It has also taught me to respect and admire people for what they are and who they are.
Jay-Jay Okocha
I like movies where you can come back and re-watch them and admire the cinematography 25 years later.
Rob Zombie
The story of Doubting Thomas is told, not so that we shall admire Thomas, but so that we can admire the other apostles in comparison. Thomas demanded evidence … The other apostles, whose faith was so strong that they did not need evidence, are held to us as worthy of imitation.
Richard Dawkins
However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
[After World War II:] By now we are used to the rubble, which they clear up religiously and indefatigably. What a determination to get on top again! One could admire it, if one would not be afraid that somewhere lurks another Hitler. But you can’t seem to find a single Nazi in Germany! Nobody was one! It was all a dream!
Lotte Lenya
I admire my boss, Lorne Michaels. He never stops producing. I think, for him, comedy is a tool of compassion, a way of rallying people together and saying, ‘Guys, isn’t the world bonkers? Aren’t we all just trying our best?’ There’s a tenderness in everything he does.
Kate McKinnon
I respect and admire the Premier League.
Ronald Koeman
One of the things I’ve learned as a filmmaker is to have some aspect of the movie be something that I admire greatly, whether that’s an actor I’m working with, the subject matter, or a book.
James Franco
I admire when people take the harder path, not because they are masochistic and want to beat themselves up, but because you actually kind of learn more and I think you grow more.
Josh Hartnett
The comedians who I admire that are really good, they always take it to a deep psychological place.
Jane Lynch
I want all my films to look distinctly different, like some other directors I admire. But in a way, I can’t really take myself completely out of the movies I make.
Imtiaz Ali
I admire an actor that can do a lot with doing nothing really, for the most part. I like doing a lot by doing so little.
Taylor Kitsch
I’m ambivalent about the Orange Prize. I was really proud to be shortlisted alongside the other writers, whom I admire. That said, I don’t know if it’s best way of addressing gender inequality problems.
Lauren Groff
Life began for me, when I ceased to admire and began to remember.
Willa Cather
I admire rugged hard men who play rugby because it’s something I would never contemplate.
Chris Eubank Sr.
It was one of those things where you admire and respect a person, and you watch them for almost your entire life – and Meryl Streep was definitely one of those people that inspired me throughout my career. Having a chance to have a scene with her was pretty unreal.
Cameron Monaghan
I tend to admire dead people more than the living. All too often, human reality diminishes the glowing reputation.
William Boyd
It’s disappointing when you finally get to meet someone you admire and he conducts himself as a jerk.
David Letterman
The friends I have, and the people whom I admire, are people who have an understanding of the conditions under which we live, and have a humanist sense of the world. If that’s lacking in my understanding of a person’s negotiation of the world, I can’t be close with that person.
Claudia Rankine
Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.
Frank Moore Colby
I’ve worked with Len Wiseman before, on the ‘Underworld’ series, in which I was a vampire. The first two of those were his first two films. And I admire him beyond measure. I think he’s tremendous, as a man and as a director.
Bill Nighy
If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything.
Patsy Cline
The first Republican I knew was my father and he is still the Republican I most admire. He joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. My father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I.
Condoleezza Rice
Singapore admires America’s dynamism, vibrancy, and capacity for self-renewal. These qualities attract the best and brightest from around the world.
Lee Hsien Loong
I really admire actresses like Meryl Streep; I would love to have a career like hers.
Jodi Lyn O’Keefe
I certainly admire people who do things.
Raymond Chandler
Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.
William Arthur Ward
I think the act of talking about something – with a friend, or someone in your family, or someone you care about, and you’re discussing something that you both admire – can often sharpen your thoughts about what you’ve read or seen and help you think more clearly about it.
Paul Auster
The stars I have worked with not only look good in my clothes, but they also embody a spirit of dedication and hard work that I relate to and admire.
Giorgio Armani
I am concerned that people who admire [Ayn] Rand are not often critical enough of the extent to which she has abridged the implications of [her] novels.
Murray Bookchin
I can look back on my life, where there have been moments where things might have gone the other way. Everything is like stepping stones, and I’ve seen people I admire falter. We’re all vulnerable.
Hugh Jackman
The actor shouldn’t edit themselves or be anxious. And the actors that I admire are always the ones who are inventive and their imaginative life in free-willing. It’s a director’s job to go, “No here, don’t do that, go there.”
Ralph Fiennes
If I’ve learned anything from TJ, it’s that life is a fine balance of holding on, letting go, and never looking back unless it’s to admire how far you’ve come.
Natalya Neidhart
The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They’re all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho.
Michael Caine
Someday it will dawn on man that woman does not read the wonderful books with which he has filled his libraries, and though she may well admire his marvelous works of art in museums she herself will rarely create, only copy.
Esther Vilar
I admire Grover Norquist. I think he’s done a lot of good.
Tom Cole
There is also a philosophy of less-is-more, and a little dignity that never hurt anybody. There are many qualities to admire about our father’s generation.
James Redford
I admire people that help other people without asking anything in return, which is something that’s really rare these days and hard to find.
Earl Bamber
We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.
Graydon Carter
In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary.
Lennart Meri
Aspire to decency. Practice civility toward one another. Admire and emulate ethical behavior wherever you find it. Apply a rigid standard of morality to your lives; and if, periodically, you fail В­ as you surely will adjust your lives, not the standards.
Ted Koppel
The only excuse for making a useless thing is that one admires it intensely. All art is quite useless.
Oscar Wilde
This is the contradiction we have in the media. We love vigilantes: Batman, Tarzan, Green Arrow – the comic books and the TV shows are filled with vigilantes. We love to promote it. Jesus Christ was a vigilante. We admire these people, but we don’t want to be associated with them.
Paul Watson
The tech titans and the tech guys who I most admire are the ones behind the scenes.
Andre Iguodala
You know how much I admire Che Guevara. In fact, I believe that the man was not only an intellectual but also the most complete human being of our age: as a fighter and as a man, as a
theoretician who was able to further the cause of revolution by drawing his theories from his personal experience in battle.
Jean-Paul Sartre
The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise.
Gerard Manley Hopkins
I’ve listened to Eminem rap. That’s not daily fare for me, but I can’t help but admire how vivid what he does is. My own taste goes a little more toward Norah Jones.
Lesley Gore
I was lucky to have the right heroes. Tell me who your heroes are and I’ll tell you how you’ll turn out to be. The qualities of the one you admire are the traits that you, with a little practice, can make your own, and that, if practiced, will become habit forming.
Warren Buffett
I don’t really understand the natural world, I admire it and am a little bit afraid of its power.
Julia Kent
I love being able to work with other artists I admire, but I have a lot to do on my own before I am willing to make it all about embracing other people.
Selena Gomez
I love film. I’ve always been enchanted by doing film. It’s something I grew up watching – classics and directors I admire – so that’s something I’ve always been passionate about.
Rami Malek
For most, the school is the first model of a community, and it can be a very powerful one. We need to ensure that young people are raised in educational communities that they admire and that they will seek to emulate or re-create for the rest of their lives.
Howard Gardner
Oui, oui, he snapped with an obvious lack of awe. “Ding dong the demon’s dead, now can we admire our delightful handiwork someplace where the ceiling is not about to cave in and your oh-so-handsome vampire is not about to become a dust bunny? (Levet)
Alexandra Ivy
I always enjoy watching Derek Jeter play because he is a model of consistency both in the field and at the plate. I finished my career with 3,110 hits, and I have only admiration and respect for Derek. I hope he pauses to admire the view and keeps going. Just one more achievement in an incredible career.
Dave Winfield
I just keep following the good writing. I’m not good enough to make bad writing look good. Some people can, and I admire them for it, but I cannot. I will go down with the ship.
Paul Sparks
I admire people who are very successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him.
Ratan Tata
Ah, did we but rightly understand what the demerit of sin is, we would rather admire the bounty of God than complain of the straithandedness of Providence. And if we did but consider that there lies upon God no obligation of justice or gratitud to reward any of our duties, it would cure our murmurs (Gen. 32:10).
John Flavel
Art cannot, perhaps, impose order on life—but it teaches us to admire even the unruliest of revelations.
Sarah Churchwell
Better to work for yourself alone. You do as you like and follow your own ideas, you admire yourself and please yourself: isn’t that the main thing? And then the public is so stupid. Besides, who reads? And what do they read? And what do they admire?
Gustave Flaubert
All leaders are influenced by those they admire. Reading about them and studying their traits inevitably allows an inspiring leader to develop his own leadership traits.
Rudy Giuliani
I admire artists who are ageing and still retaining their edge.
Paul McGann
I admire the ambition of the project, and the generosity of many of the lines.
Robert Fagles
Plot is a map and I begin with it. It is what made me admire the novels of the 19th century; that the stories are foreshadowed. TheyГ•re going someplace.
John Irving
Dostoevky’s lack of taste, his monotonous dealings with persons suffering with pre-Freudian complexes, the way he has of wallowing in the tragic misadventures of human dignity – all this is difficult to admire.
Vladimir Nabokov
As a general rule, I tend to collaborate with artists whose work I admire.
Vivek Shraya
I admire American women because they are really good at putting a look together that is sophisticated. As British girls, we lean toward being a bit more messy, a bit more undone, and maybe a little more eccentric.
Alexa Chung
Without any kind of real ego on my part, I just thought, I’m going to approach the people I admire and see if they want to do something together.
Marc Jacobs
We all have our own paths. That’s the important thing of this movie. God’s waiting there for everybody. Be true to who you are and true to your values – not to media, not to the influence of friends necessarily or people even that you admire. Be true to your heart and you’ll find that path.
Corbin Bernsen
The more I study it [the Constitution], the more I have come to admire it, realizing that no other document devised by the hand of man ever brought so much progress and happiness to humanity.
Calvin Coolidge
I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman.
Katherine Dunham
Show me what a people admire, and I will tell you everything about them that matters.
Jack McDevitt
I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It’s astonishing. I always wished that I could do that.
Francis Ford Coppola
We shall not busy ourselves with what men ought to have admired, what they ought to have written, what they ought to have thought, but with what they did think, write, admire.
George Saintsbury
I think professionally I admire people and the way they’ve handled their careers and being in the media. But the people that I used to inspire me and keep me going were my peers in Toronto – I would see the same girls going to audition after audition, and their resilience to do it again, and I found that inspiring.
Anna Silk
I say this everywhere I go: I admire and respect Hillary. She has been a lawyer, a law professor, First Lady of Arkansas, First Lady of the United States, a U.S. Senator, Secretary of State.
Michelle Obama
I admire ‘Adventure Time’ for being a piece of art in the way that I think art should be. If you want to see it is poetry, you can, and if you don’t, you can watch a fun cartoon.
Rebecca Sugar
I am sure I am one of 2,000 film directors in the world that Tarantino admires.
Park Chan-wook
For me, one of my favorites, director-wise, is Tim Burton. I also really admire the work of actors like Sean Penn. He is probably my favorite actor because of his dedication and commitment to roles, and the ability to morph and change himself when he needs to. It’s about dedication and commitment and a passion.
Colin Morgan
The person that I most admire is Jesus Christ. He is the only perfect Person. There is simply no comparison. The difference between Him and all other men is not merely quantitative, but qualitative. He is in a category all to Himself.
Paul Washer
I am certain that most Germans have instinctive liking for Italy, just as Italians admire Germans for their many qualities.
Mario Monti
If getting on the radio was a major motivation, I’d be one of the worst writers of all time. I admire people who do it, and I think it’s a nice way to work, but I try to do the best I can and write what I like. I don’t worry about it.
Randy Newman
Now be sincere; did you admire me for my impertinence?” “For the liveliness of your mind, I did.
Jane Austen
We can forgive a man for making a useful thing as long as he does not admire it
Oscar Wilde
I admire David De Gea. I cannot remember anyone coming into Manchester United and being criticised the way he was. He was the subject of every debate in the media. You haven’t seen De Gea defend himself in the media or shifting the blame elsewhere. He just gets on with it.
Peter Schmeichel
As a Democrat from Illinois, as a member of Congress who believes in and admires President Obama, it genuinely pains me to say that the facts show that this president has done no more to solve our immigration crisis than George W. Bush.
Luis Gutierrez
We Americans are trained to think big, talk big, act big, love big, admire bigness but then the essential mystery is in the small.
Jim Harrison
There are many philanthropists who we admire and have learned a great deal from, including mentors like Bill and Melinda Gates and peers like Cari Tuna and Dustin Moskovitz.
Priscilla Chan
I think the US and Russia are mirroring each other and they have this love/hate relationship since the Cold War. You feel it when you go to Russia; they admire and hate the US at the same time, and here also there’s this mistrust and it’s always going to be there.
Sophie Barthes
Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain.
Dave Pelzer
I actually admire the Indian artiste ‘Lost Stories.’ He made a remix of my song ‘Faded.’ That is really good and cool because it actually represented Indian music. I just loved the song; it so unique.
Alan Walker
Anyone can admire creation. Only a barbarian sees the beauty in demolition.
Kamahl
I’ve been very fortunate, because I’ve been involved in things that very often lead to obscurity. I was in some pictures that were not successful whatsoever. I think people admire persistence. People notice that I’m still there.
Christopher Walken
I am happy to be the son of the greatest F1 racer of all time. I’m happy that he is the greatest F1 racer of all time, and I admire him for that. And even if sometimes it can be a bit difficult, it is what it is. There are good sides to it, and there are bad sides.
Mick Schumacher
I think it’s much more interesting when people say, “I love being famous. I love the attention and getting laid and having people I respect admire me,” than when they pretend it hasn’t had an effect on them.
Leonardo DiCaprio
I try to write like the writers I admire – I rip them off in form. It comes from George Strait and Merle Haggard records, and country music in general is really good at that, the twisted phrase… So Im always looking for that angle in my own work.
Brad Paisley
I think, on the whole that scientists make slightly better husbands and fathers than most of us, and I admire them for it.
C.P. Snow
All men do not, in fine, admire or love the same thing.
Horace
The people of the United States are one of the people I most admire in the world. The only thing I don’t understand is why a country that manages to do so well cannot do better in choosing its president.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez
I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions.
Alfred Russel Wallace
I want to be fashion’s Erykah Badu. What I admire about her is her timelessness and her fearless approach.
Kerby Jean-Raymond
I have got popularity. BJP workers have given me unmatched love. They admire me so much that I feel humbled.
Amit Shah
I really admire stand-up, and I think I would have loved to learn how to do it. I think it’s terrifying and thrilling. A really cool thing to do. It’s a dying art, in a way.
Tina Fey
I think that Matt Murdock, the way he kind of holds himself, he’s quite sensible at times, and he’s quite serious. I think he would admire Captain America – not that he wouldn’t admire Iron Man, but I think he probably be a little put off by his grandiosity.
Charlie Cox
The six people you must find today…
Someone to love.
Someone to thank.
Someone to be grateful for.
Someone to forgive
Someone to forget
Someone to admire.
James Altucher
If you agree with a critic, you admire him or her. If you disagree, you despise them. We all feel a great need to be confirmed in our opinions.
Ben Brantley
You always admire what you really don’t understand. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt
I can’t do pieces I only admire technically. I have to feel some direct contact with them.
Michael Tilson Thomas
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Eleanor Roosevelt
I have two dream roles: One would be a biopic of someone I admire and respect and the other one would be some sort of action drama film similar to a ‘Bourne Identity.’ I just really want to do an intelligent action drama film.
Michael Ealy
I’m the same on stage as I am off stage. A lot of people who I admire – Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne – are not that different either. You hope that if you met them that they’d be as nice and well-rounded as they appear.
Bonnie Raitt
Behold the hands, how they promise, conjure, appeal, menace, pray, supplicate, refuse, beckon, interrogate, admire, confess, cringe, instruct, command, mock and what not besides, with a variation and multiplication of variation which makes the tongue envious.
Michel de Montaigne
I feed on art more than I ever do on photographs. I can admire photography, but I wouldn’t go to it out of hunger.
Irving Penn
I admire self-awareness more than probably any other quality, and I think in terms of what qualities are “good” in a person, it’s a mostly subjective opinion, so I can’t see a reason to think that self-absorption is inherently a bad thing.
Marie Calloway
What I want to do is, I want to put together a nice list of those guys who I really did admire when I was growing up, listening to names like Lord Finesse.
John Cena
I really admire the experimentalists who challenge traditional narrative – writers like Ishmael Reed, Michael Martone, Donald Barthelme, Tatyana Tolstaya, George Saunders, and many others.
Alexander Weinstein
If you admire greatness in another human being, it is your own greatness you are seeing.
Debbie Ford
I admire Messi: he’s never complained to me in any game we played, but I’ve also never asked him for his jersey and never would. I came to win, not to say I played against Messi.
Filipe Luis
I really admire people who concern themselves more with how they perceive the world rather than how the world perceives them. I think, as an artist, it’s very important to do that. You can limit yourself a lot if you spend too much time caring about what people think of you.
Ben Schnetzer
I admire companies that give back to communities. It is an absolute essential for organizations to watch, mitigate, and improve their impact on the environment, people, communities, their health and overall well-being. But this is a necessary condition, not a sufficient condition.
Shiv Nadar
Friendship doesn’t have anything to do with shoring up weakness. It has to do with respect and consideration for those you care about. It has to do with wanting to give something back to those you admire.
Terry Brooks
We must make humility the chief thing we admire in Him.
Andy Murray
Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Will Ferrell, those guys mean so much to me because I watched those guys and how they transform and watch the commitment to what they do. I admire them.
Rob Riggle
If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail.
Seneca the Younger
Who does not more admire Cicero as an author than as a consul of Rome?
Joseph Addison
[Wilson] has this strange inability to censor himself, and he’ll say these things that are sometimes quite caustic or end up creating some kind of violent reaction, you know. But, you know, I admire that.
Woody Harrelson
The one who wins all the time is great and powerful, but the one who had been trampled on and fallen is who I admire the most
Michelle Kwan
I fell in love with Virginia Woolf in college. I especially admire how well she writes about daily life, how she captures so much meaning and consequence in the smallest details of a day.
Karen Thompson Walker
A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they’re dead.
Leo Rosten
The actors I admire, like Ben Kingsley or Daniel Day-Lewis, they totally reinvent themselves in every part. I hope I get a chance to do that.
Lucy Punch
I certainly have no desire to sell a good controlled business run by people I like and admire, merely to obtain a fancy price. However, specific conditions may cause the sale of one operating unit at some point.
Warren Buffett
I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players.
David Bowie
I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due.
Horace Walpole
I love Sherlock Holmes. I’ve got all his books, leather-bound. What I thought was great about Sherlock Holmes was that not only was he a supersleuth, he was also a hard worker. Not only did he go out and solve the crimes, he came home and wrote it all down. Fantastic. That’s why I admire him.
Steve Coogan
Oscar night is a ridiculous night where you go to these parties and you see everyone that you’ve ever wanted to work with and admire.
Jordana Brewster
When you get praise from someone that you really admire it’s really surreal.
Jeremy Renner
Many of the novelists I admire never left their hometown. Look at Flannery O’Connor. So many of the great Russians never left Russia. Shakespeare never left England. The list goes on.
Jhumpa Lahiri
Remember that you don’t have to like or admire someone to feel compassion for that person. All you have to do is wish for that person to be happy.
Thanissaro Bhikkhu
The most effective tool I have to work with artists I admire is to point to other artists that I admire and show that I’ve worked with them many, many times. It’s not because I have option deals; it’s because they want to keep working with us.
Jason Blum
If you admire somebody, you should go ahead and tell them. People never get the flowers while they can still smell them.
Kanye West
I love and admire the late actor Farooq Shaikh and his style of speaking.
Sangram Singh
I think it’s really good and helpful to have the people you most admire in some other discipline than what you work in. It’s too intimidating and derivative to be just totally gobsmacked by someone doing exactly the same thing as you are.
Whit Stillman
Everybody has the Tupac that they admire. Certain people love the hip-hop person, the rapper. Strictly just the rapper. A lot of people, the newfound Tupac fans… they’re into Death Row-era Tupac. But that was only nine months!
Demetrius Shipp, Jr.
I admire writers such as Elmore Leonard who can nail a character in three or four lines of dialogue, so he doesn’t need pages of back story or clumsy exposition.
Mark Billingham
People always ask me where they should go to work, and I always tell them to go to work for whom they admire the most.
Warren Buffett
I admire young people who are concerned with the affairs of their community and nation perhaps because I also became involved in struggle whist I was still at school.
Nelson Mandela
I like to take chances. The actors I admire are the ones who aren’t afraid to make themselves nasty, bad or even goofy. I’ve never shied away from controversial characters.
Matt Dillon
I’m usually nervous to meet people that I admire because what if they’re not cool or something?
Tom Cruise
Every writer I admire is my teacher. If you look at it, and if you care to read carefully enough and to read and reread a text, you teach yourself something about craft.
Sandra Cisneros
The form of government which you admire, when its principles are pure is admirable indeed. It is productive of every Thing which is great and excellent among men. But its principles are as easily destroyed as human nature is corrupted. Such a government is only to be supported by pure religion or Austere morals.
John Adams
One of the things I most admire about America is they have created a genuine melting pot society, a country of opportunity; you can be of any religion, colour, ethnicity, persuasion and make it to the top of your chosen field. And that’s something I admire about America and hope they continue with.
David Cameron
your concert-goer, though he feed upon symphony as a lamb upon milk, is no true lover if he play no instrument. Your true lover does more than admire the muse; he sweats a little in her service.
Catherine Drinker Bowen
Ditko isn’t a direct influence, but I really admire his work and how his personality always comes through the drawing. There’s a honest and quirky humanity to it, and you always feel the artist behind the comic. That’s really rare.
Cliff Chiang
People admire a screen actor if they have theatre skills, but it’s looked down upon by the industry as being not a ‘real job,’ in the way it isn’t in New York or the U.K.
Robert Picardo
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that
Kathleen Turner
Just because you can do something, it doesn’t mean you need to – restraint is something I admire. At the end of the day, it is still a battle between good vs. crap.
David Droga
I admire people who do things that are interesting to them, who don’t have a strategy or a master plan or have a brand – I don’t care about any of those things.
Anthony Bourdain
I used to think that eighty was a very old age. Now I am ninety. I do not think this any more. As long as you are able to admire and to love, you are young.
Pablo Casals
It was dreadful the way all the three were looking at him, just as if they did not admire him.
James M. Barrie
Good parents, who are able to maintain the affection and respect of their children and whose offspring admire them and value their good opinion, can be reasonably certain that their values and ways of socialized behaving will be adopted by the next generation.
Caterina Fake
There’s people who I admire like… Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, Master P, people who built their stuff and are still going.
Wiz Khalifa
I’ve done the same thing in the world of business that winners do in the game. I watch them, admire them.
Marcel Dionne
I don’t admire actors so much, actually.
Sobhita Dhulipala
Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn’t is someone whom I admire but have never met.
Barbara Walters
There are some few people I respect and admire, but I don’t think much of the species.
Mark Twain
You may admire a girl’s curves on the first introduction, but the second meeting shows up new angles.
Mae West
I would like to work with Ed Sheeran at some point. I really admire his songwriting, and I just think he has a great voice and great artistry. Who else? On the producer side of things, definitely Diplo: that’d be awesome.
Daya
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. Courage tastes of blood. Stand up straight. Admire the world. Relish the love of a gentle woman.
John Cheever
I can admire music where you feel the composer has everything organized and perfectly shaped, but it doesn’t touch me. I like to feel that a composer is wounded, like all of us.
Stephen Hough
Whoe’er has gone thro’ London street, Has seen a butcher gazing at his meat, And how he keeps Gloating upon a sheep’s Or bullock’s personals, as if his own; How he admires his halves And quarters–and his calves, As if in truth upon his own legs grown.
Thomas Hood
I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality. Beauty is not enough.
Roberto Cavalli
I greatly admire Justice Thomas. I think he is incredible, and he is very humble. He is rarely heard from. But his spoken word is powerful. He’s an example of everything that is right about this country, just like with Ben Carson.
Kimberly Guilfoyle
People who are comfortable in their own skin I admire, but you don’t know what’s really going on. If you meet someone who says they nail being a human, they are as far away from nailing it as a human as you can possibly imagine.
Romesh Ranganathan
I really admire the great Japanese artists who could change their name three times in a lifetime. You could get rid of one and renew yourself.
Tony Harrison
Tennyson seems to be the patron saint of the wishy washies, which is perhaps why I admire him so much, not only as a poet, but as a man.
A. N. Wilson
The capacity to admire others is not my most fully developed trait.
Henry A. Kissinger
The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.
Alfred Armand Montapert
Getting to meet other artists that I admire is one of the best parts of my job. I don’t know if I’d say “star struck” as much as excited to hear other peoples’ ideas.
Mark Hoppus
Being truthful – that’s what I admire the most in people. That’s about it. As long as people are honest. Honest to themselves as well – more than anything else.
Rico Chiapparelli
I admire many people, but I am not sure that I have any ‘heroes.’
Dalia Mogahed
I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God’s work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable.
Frank McCourt
The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us.
Sydney J. Harris
In the fun house of today’s metastisizing sports-entertainment megaplex, when every day brings another story revealing how these ‘heroes’ we create are fashioned from base clay, a pause might be in order to reflect on athletes who actually embodied the qualities we think we admire in the too-easily deified.
Mark Frost
Even so, I must admire your skill. You are so gracefully insane.
Anne Sexton
To receive this award from an organization I admire so much makes me totally happy and grateful.
James Welch
There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling.
Victor Hugo
I’m always eager to work with people I admire, people who have experience, who’ve made mistakes and made great things. That’s the greatest teaching I could ever get in developing my own career.
Aneurin Barnard
The leaders that the world admires seem almost all to be people who haven’t had things quite so smooth or easy in their lives.
Desmond Tutu
I do not admire ‘the people,’ as such. No one really does. Their folk wisdom is usually false, their instincts predatory. Even their sense of survival – so highly developed in the individual – goes berserk in the mass. A crowd is a fool.
Gore Vidal
I can only admire people who I have never met and are dead – because you know so much about anyone who is alive.
Ken Livingstone
Harry looked at Bellman. He could not help but admire him. The way you admire a cockroach you flush down the toilet and it comes creeping back again and again and in the end it inherits the world.
Jo Nesbo
Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.
Saadi
But I’m thrilled to be employed, and to work with all my friends and people that I admire. You’re just lucky to work – that’s the bottom line.
Bonnie Hunt
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence.
Ayrton Senna
Well, I can admire stubbornness in a man. There is little to a man who’s too easily biddable.
Robert Jordan
Admire and adore the Author of the telescopic universe, love and esteem the work, do all in your power to lessen ill, and increase good, but never assume to comprehend.
John Adams
Our first visit to the Creature Shop is one of the days I will never, ever forget. There was just so much to see and admire and be gobsmacked by.
Julie Andrews
Sometimes you have to be a diva. All the artists I admire from Madonna to Whitney to Mariah have all been called divas. If you are strong, if you have vision, if you are an artist, you have to do what you believe in. And if you get called a diva for it, then so what.
Jessie J
Part of what we admire about a painting or a piece of music is the order which the artist has imposed upon what would otherwise have appeared disconnected or chaotic.
Anthony Storr
I am very excited to be included in the very first college baseball Hall of Fame class. For me to be honored with these coaches and players that I have grown to admire and respect is very special. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone in Lubbock.
Skip Bertman
Besides, thinking kind thoughts about Valek could be extremely dangerous. I could admire his skills, and be relieved when he was on my side in a fight. But for a rat to like the cat? That scenario ended only one way. With one dead rat.
Maria V. Snyder
I admire the ballad form most of all. Stories are irresistible. I’ve always had a passion for stories, the endings being of particular importance.
David Massengill
I think doing research is probably the most valuable thing you can do for any career you’re interested in pursuing, and not just a career on YouTube or in media. Really take a look at people whose careers you admire and learning from their successes, but also their mistakes.
Franchesca Ramsey
The elegance of a really good screenplay, I admire it. I can’t do it.
Janet Fitch
Someone’s career that I admire would have to be Justin Timberlake’s because he started off on Disney and he made this huge film career and huge solo music career. I really respect him as an artist.
Victoria Justice
As someone once said, covers to a novel are like bars to a cage. You can watch the tiger, the Komodo dragon, and admire it – its heart, its severity. Even when they carry out an ugly act, it’s still fascinating.
Martin Amis
The person you admire was true to himself. You can only truly honour him by being true to yourself.
Michael Craig-Martin
I really admire the way the fans have joined me in social justice endeavours and the charitable work that I’ve been involved in. We’ve raised over $100,000 on Twitter for our non-profit in Uganda.
Eliza Dushku
As an actress, and as a person, I really admire Diane Keaton. She’s feisty, strong, beautiful and talented, and intelligent.
Evangeline Lilly
Daniel Day-Lewis – he’s a man, obviously, but I really admire his work.
Rooney Mara
There are a lot of reporters who I feel are a lot more courageous and fool-hardy than I am. Maybe at the top I’d put Dexter Filkins. He’s an extraordinary man in terms of his nerve and ability to get into dangerous situations and tell the story cogently. He’s bringing back real human stories. I admire that.
Lawrence Wright
The actors I admire always have something to say, or a level of poetry, belief, activism or intelligence about what they do or how they feel.
Zawe Ashton
I really admire really good reporters. Obviously not the gossip ones, but it could be quite an interesting profession, depending on what you’re investigating.
Katia Winter
Avoid working directly under somebody you don’t admire and don’t want to be like.
Charlie Munger
Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph.
George Bernard Shaw
Not the brightest gem in the jewelry shop, but you’ve got to admire his single-minded dedication to drug abuse.
John Green
As an actor, you have to do things out of passion sometimes. I’m not in it for a lot of money. But I only need one car, and I’d rather work with people I really do respect and admire. And if you walk that path, you don’t get written about too much in the tabloids, and I’m good with that.
Peter Stormare
I grew up in an apartment my whole life. It was just me, my mom, and my brother – she supported us. And we’ve always liked driving through rich neighborhoods, especially around Christmas. We would always admire the wealth. I always had this strange feeling with it.
George Clarke
It feels wonderful to get praise from other authors who I admire, but with each new book, my confidence is always the thing I struggle with the most until I start getting positive feedback from readers.
Chevy Stevens
I would love to be looked at some day – and I’m not ever saying I’m at this level – but I’d love to be mentioned in the same breath as a Bowie or an Eno. Those are the people that I admire artistically, their career trajectory, the integrity throughout their career, the bravery of their career.
Trent Reznor
When you are young, you admire the people you see on TV and you want to have the same gestures and the same attitudes and behave in the same way. It is a responsibility.
Kylian Mbappe
I don’t think there’s any better education than learning the intimate details of the lives of people who you most admire.
Brandon Stanton
Ease is something that I think many admire in other people, in sports or whatever it may be.
Peter Riegert
Much of appreciating art or music is really the interpretation of the listener. To a certain extent it’s projection – it’s what people need or lack in themselves that they then put upon these people that they admire.
Conor Oberst
What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire.
Blaise Pascal
Do what you love and work for whom you admire the most, and you’ve given yourself the best chance in life you can.
Warren Buffett
I don’t think that I’ve had a career like anyone else’s, but there are hosts and hosts of actors whose careers I admire.
Ron Perlman
I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world.
Yoko Ono
I like to be fascinated by the people I photograph. Sometimes I don’t admire them but I’m interested in them.
Eric Cantona
The people I admire are Tim Buckley and John Martyn – singers that grew into themselves and were honest. John Martyn is one of the great soul singers because soul is not a genre; it’s a feeling.
Paolo Nutini
I’ve heard some designers talk about the design process being centred on invention, starting with a blank slate. I admire that and occasionally I’m capable of that, but I have to admit that I really have trouble working with completely open briefs.
Michael Bierut
The world laughs at things it would really prefer to admire, and like Aesop’s fox it criticizes things it covets.
Giacomo Leopardi
I don’t really get nervous about the people I’ll audition for, especially if it’s people I admire and want to work with: it actually makes me more excited.
Dan Amboyer
I think everyone mentions Bob Dylan, but he’s someone I just admire so much as a songwriter. I think people write songs, and then there’s Bob Dylan songs. He’s one step ahead of just everybody else.
Tom Odell
There are so many people with great work ethics that I’ve been around. I try and take the best qualities from the people I admire and apply it to my own self.
Big Sean
Everyone will admire you when you do well. What a horrible thing to do to someone.
Frederick Lenz
I admire my mother for being a single mum. It’s ridiculously hard.
Holliday Grainger
I admired Hitler, for instance, because he came from being a little man with almost no formal education, up to power. I admire him for being such a good public speaker and for what he did with it.
Arnold Schwarzenegger
I need to end up with someone who is strong, intelligent, independent, someone I really admire – sensitive, sensuous, warm, a sense of humor.
Pam Dawber
I admire actors that consistently challenge themselves and play a wide range of different roles. Every actor has a reason for being an actor… it’s boring to play the same person over and over again. People like Daniel Day Lewis, who completely transform time and time again, I look up to.
Joe Dempsie
Seek out a person whom you admire and respect for the support you need – that we all need from time to time.
Quentin Bryce
Almost none of the poetries I admire stick to their labels, native or adopted ones. Rather, they are vagrant in their identifications. Tramp poets, there you go, a new label for those with unstable allegiances.
C.D. Wright
To admire Satan [in Paradise Lost] is to give one’s vote not only for a world of misery, but also for a world of lies and propaganda, of wishful thinking, of incessant autobiography.
C. S. Lewis
Angela Bassett is a friend of mine and someone who I truly admire tremendously in terms of her work and her choices.
Tasha Smith
What was beauty unless you intended to use it, like a hammer, or a key? It was just something for other people to use and admire, or envy, despise. To nail their dreams onto like a picture hanger on a blank wall. And so many girls saying, use me, dream me.
Janet Fitch
When you are older, you want to be around people you admire, even in their personal lives.
John Lee Hancock
I just happen to admire everyone that we work with.
Pharrell Williams
One thing about religious truths is that we have to take them on faith, and faith needs reassurance. What’s more reassuring than noticing that some other people, whom you admire, are so certain that it’s all true that they’re willing to go the ultimate mile?
Rodney Stark
There are certainly contemporaries that I admire, like Emily Blunt. I think she is amazing.
Rosamund Pike
My favorite band of all time is The Clash. The thing I love about The Clash is they started out as guys who could barely play three chords. They dabbled in reggae, punk, rap, jazz. They came to a sound that could only be defined as The Clash. It was impossible to say what it was. I admire them for that.
Michael Franti
Little by little the look of the country changes because of the men we admire.
Melvyn Douglas
When you ask me who I look up to and who I can admire for their style right now, I have to choose from people that represent what I represent stylistically.
T.I.
I think a lot of us often don’t express how we really feel because we’re afraid of what others might think of us. So we secretly admire people who could care less. They do things that we don’t allow ourselves to do.
Benjamin Bratt
As you get older and you hopefully battle your own demons, you find other reasons why you want to be an actor. The people that I truly admire do this because they love telling stories and they love the make-believe of the moment and not so much the gratification afterwards.
Eric Balfour
I admire Lincoln enormously and I think what’s interesting about Lincoln is how he changes, it’s not that he held the same view throughout his life.
Eric Foner
I look at my sons’ little faces, and I want to be their superhero. I don’t want them to have to look outside to a third party for a hero, for someone to look up to and admire. I want that to be ME. I want that person to be MOMMY for them.
Lashinda Demus
Not all civil servants admire strong political leadership. But if you want to change things for the better you need strong political leadership.
Harriet Harman
We often judge cities by great public buildings. But we admire great cities because people live there in a beautiful way. You have to think about how each person will live there; you can’t just think about abstract ideas.
Daniel Libeskind
I admire her so much, but I’m not the next Kate Upton.
Charlotte McKinney
I’ve never modeled myself on anybody, but there are a lot of people whose work I really admire and attitudes I certainly subscribe to.
Tim Curry
I’d like to go for people I admire – I always gravitate towards the people I idolized when I was a teenager: Cher, Diana Ross, and David Bowie.
RuPaul
I admire law enforcement agents who put their lives on the line to enforce the law while building trust and understanding within a community and around the world. I honor those who seek justice for all the people of this country.
Janet Reno
All musical talent is absent in me, to the point of being unable to play board games that require you to hum a tune while others guess what it is, since all my humming sounds the same. Musical instruments have always seemed like alien artifacts to me, even as I really admire anyone who can play one.
Jeff VanderMeer
Let’s stop for a moment to admire the rotating pies.
David Letterman
J. K. Rowling is one of my favourite authors, and I really admire how she created this big wizarding world. But I think our books are very, very different, and I don’t think there can be a next J. K. Rowling. She is one of a kind.
Samantha Shannon
Qualities of Good Citizens… is to admire what others have created in love and faith
Khalil Gibran
I may not understand, but I am willing to admire.
Anthony Hope
I know CNN has taken some knocks lately but the fact is, I admire their commitment to covering all sides of the story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate.
Barack Obama
Insecurity is a natural part of human nature, and there are times we feel our stories are not worth telling, so we turn to the people we admire for strength. If we dress like someone everyone thinks is cool, perhaps we’ll be seen as cool.
LZ Granderson
I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire.
Charles Olson
Meeting someone you admire, and then that person’s like, ‘I’m a fan of your work’ – it’s a really neat feeling.
Nick Kroll
I admire the abstract expressionists and pop artists so right now I’m referencing American ’60s art and at the same time referencing Japanese manga culture.
Christian Marclay
I think there’s a danger that we’re moving towards a state where the people we are expected to admire are almost not human anymore, and I don’t like that. I prefer it when someone looks like a nice person, and you think, ‘I could have a laugh with them in the pub.’
Jo Brand
I really admire people who have a natural sense of style. They have a super power.
Rachel Bloom
Whenever I look at the history of presidents I deeply admire – the one thing that I’m always struck by is persistence. It’s a quality that’s underrated. Being able to plough through, being able to stay buoyant in the face of challenges.
Barack Obama
Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues.
John Keegan
I’m not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies. I meet them at parties and they’re nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them.
Seth Rogen
One thing I can say right off the bat is that creating great editorial is a huge challenge, and you can’t help but go through the process and not appreciate how valuable this skill is, and how much I admire the people who do this every day.
Michael Wolf
I love Salma Hayek; we’ve been friends for a really long time. I admire how she has come such a long way and always remained grounded and who she is. She never compromises to follow her vision, and she is loyal. Such qualities only mark the great stars.
Penelope Cruz
The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s astounding. Maybe they can’t see or they can’t hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They’re models of courage, in a strange way.
James Hillman
The thing that inspires me about Daniel Radcliffe and the thing that I admire the most about him is that he’s had a level of fame thrust upon him that’s relatively unheard of.
Matthew Lewis
Broadcasting for advertisers is still the best game in town, and they know it. Look, I admire a lot of the shows on cable. I think ‘Mad Men’ is wonderful. I think ‘Breaking Bad’ is wonderful. But let’s remember they’re about one-tenth the audience of NCIS.
Leslie Moonves
As much as I hate his movies, Oliver Stone has an aspiration I admire, and that is that he wants his art to be part of what makes and changes public policy and cultural practice.
Tony Kushner
I don’t have specific people. There are so many people that I admire and there’s directors that I’m desperate to work with that haven’t even made a movie yet, probably.
Jamie Dornan
I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don’t just want to possess it, it will find you. But if you’re in love with the thing, it may run like hell away from you.
Maya Angelou
There are so many young talented actors today whose work I respect and admire – Ryan Gosling is probably primary among them. I take inspiration from so many amazing actors.
Daniel Sunjata
I admire anyone who can show they can dig deep. Ballesteros and Sergio Garcia, people who are obviously mentally strong. Or Graham Thorpe. He is your fighter. He’s the kid who is bullied at school but will stand up in a fight when it matters.
Nasser Hussain
W.S Merwin says “after three days of rain” and I write “After Twelve Days of Rain.” I like his quietude. I admire his ability to be simple without being simplistic.
Dorianne Laux
I did admire the comments and the music of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie. And that didn’t fly too well in the Deep South. It was not quite redneck enough.
Steve Young
I admire those that keep Shabbat every week and do not allow anything to interfere with it. It is such a beautiful way to stay connected to friends and family and force yourself to slow down.
Kyle Richards
I really admire Ana Mendieta. She was a Cuban American artist who died the year I was born and whose work examines violence, feminism, and belonging. Her art is always brave and visually arresting and vibrates with meaning.
Emma Healey
The companies that I really admire the most are the ones that have a deep visceral understanding of why people use their service, and they figure out ways of making money that are completely consistent with how people are feeling and what they are doing at the time.
Ben Silbermann
I admire actors for their infinite patience. That’s why they need all those trailers and all their crowd of people who pamper them. But it is a drag to get up sometimes at 4:30 in the morning and get into makeup, and wait forever until they call you onto the set.
Roman Polanski
The impression forces itself upon one that men measure by false standards, that everyone seeks power, success, riches for himself, and admires others who attain them, while undervaluing the truly precious thing in life.
Sigmund Freud
I’m a slow learner. When people are so talented or facile at picking up an instrument and playing covers, like Yo La Tengo, I admire that. But I could never do that.
Kim Gordon
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Alexander Pope
We admire people to the extent that we cannot explain what they do, and the word ‘admire’ then means ‘marvel at.’
B. F. Skinner
I never wanted to be well-rounded. I do not admire well-rounded people nor their work. So far as I can see, nothing good in the world has ever been done by well-rounded people. The good work is done by people with jagged, broken edges, because those edges cut things and leave an imprint, a design.
Harry Crews
Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be.
James Broughton
I truly admire President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.
Naturi Naughton
Creating records and writing music with people I admire and respect is a very spiritual and enlightening thing for me.
Chuck Ragan
There are many people, including me, who admire the original mission of WikiLeaks.
Alex Gibney
What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that’s what I want.
Michelle Obama
The rice grain suffers under the blow of the pestle. But admire its whiteness once the order is over. So it is with men and the world we live in. To be a man one must suffer the blows of misfortune.
Ho Chi Minh
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.
W. H. Auden
On the whole, I think you should write biographies of those you admire and respect, and novels about human beings who you think are sadly mistaken.
Penelope Fitzgerald
A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
Not to admire, is all the art I know To make men happy, or to keep them so. Thus Horace wrote we all know long ago; And thus Pope quotes the precept to re-teach From his translation; but had none admired, Would Pope have sung, or Horace been inspired?
Lord Byron
I had many boxing matches with my brother in the backyard when we were younger, and I guess while other people abhor boxing for its brutality, I also have to admire anyone who climbs into the ring to face up to what could be the ultimate defeat.
Markus Zusak
I still love it, every day. I get up and I love going to work. I love seeing it all happen, and I admire the people that we work with. I just hope that the films will continue to entertain audiences, as they have done for 50 years.
Barbara Broccoli
Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them.
Jeffrey Kluger
I admire anyone who can come up with something original. But not originality alone, because there can be originality in stupidity, with no musical description of any emotion or any beauty the man has seen, or any kind of life he has lived.
Charles Mingus
I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them.
Fred Willard
I’ve seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I’ve seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit.
Ron Silver
It’s great to admire other people’s fashion choices, but I don’t think you should idolise anyone.
Cat Deeley
I don’t have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
Ashleigh Brilliant
To be mentioned in the same breath as people I admire means everything to me.
Jermaine Dupri
The companies we admire are like the people we admire: resilient, authentic, personable, collaborative, ambitious, and humble.
Roscoe Conkling
I think translation is an impossible job, and I admire the people who do it in a way that brings poetry to us that we wouldn’t have access to.
Joan Larkin
I admire people who re-create themselves. And it seems to me that what gives us all the opportunity to be heroic in our own lives is that we work to heal ourselves and be better than we were yesterday.
Robert Crais
One of the people that wrote a forward to my book is Gerry Spence, whom I admire. Gerry is a friend of mine, and Gerry’s perhaps the leading criminal defense attorney in the country.
Vincent Bugliosi
What I admire about Ranbir is his choice of films. Sometimes he will be bad; sometimes he will be good.
Rishi Kapoor
Isn’t there a mirror someplace where you can go admire yourself?” “I never knew a woman so hung up on my good looks.” “All your women are hung up on your good looks. They just pretend it’s your personality.
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
When it comes to babies and children and being a mother, there is so much to talk about. There are products that I keep discovering – endless products! People love to read about these things. And I interview cool mothers, mums with babies, and mums with teenagers… all mums who I admire.
Julia Restoin Roitfeld
It is almost impossible to find those who admire us entirely lacking in taste.
Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
I admire people like Warren Buffett that are donating so much money to charity.
Bethenny Frankel
Art consists precisely in making us admire old stories, charming us with them eternally, as Nature charms with her eternal sun, her ancient earth, and her men built all on the same pattern, and all animated by the same feelings.
Marie Bashkirtseff
I know that the writers I read and admire all have an influence on my work, but trying to determine to what degree any particular piece of input changes the way I think about writing seems counterproductive.
Kevin Powers
I admire him, I frankly confess it; and when his time is come I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake.
Mark Twain
I do not admire greatness that has no substance.
Mary Balogh
More significant than the fact that poets write abstrusely, painters paint abstractly, and composers compose unintelligible music is that people should admire what they cannot understand; indeed, admire that which has no meaning or principle.
Eric Hoffer
Not only do I admire Jordan’s accomplishments and his phenomenal basketball ability, but also the way he has conducted himself on and off the court. I don’t think there will ever be another player to have the same impact on the game of basketball as Michael Jordan.
Elgin Baylor
Etiquette requires us to admire the human race.
Mark Twain
I admire Tom Ades: he’s a brilliant conductor, and he gets just the right hard, brilliant sound from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Russian music.
Charles Hazlewood
I picked up some wonderful things just listening to other pianists that I appreciate, and that would be Herbie Hancock, Oscar Peterson, Vladimir Horowitz, and Art Tatum. Those are the pianists I really enjoy and admire.
Aretha Franklin
I admire them [latinos] for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving.
Roselyn Sanchez
A cynic sees little to admire in the world, while the world sees even less to admire in him.
Evan Esar
I take jobs with people I admire, people with incredible talent who aren’t necessarily big sellers.
Narada Michael Walden
I admire people who have and show “class.” Coach Pat Riley has class! I can only hope other people say the same about me.
Bradford Winters
I admire people who are creative.
Luise Rainer
I think that, every individual you invent in narrative work, you have to have some root in who that person is. That may be an aspect of yourself; it may be an aspect of something that you like, that you don’t like. It may be an aspect that you wish you had. Maybe something you admire in another person.
Amor Towles
I admire Dickens beyond words. He is one of the greatest plotters of all times. Didn’t have a clue about women, but he sure could plot.
Donna Leon
But understanding will always require some effort. You probably wouldn’t admire a friend who was good at everything if it cost her no effort.
Jostein Gaarder
Barbra Streisand has always been an inspiration for me. I admire Jennifer Lopez because she’s been against all the odds, and she’s made such a name for herself, and she can put her name on anything and it sells, and I admire that about her, but Barbara Streisand and Woody Allen are my favorites.
Lauren London
If one is to love oneself one must behave in ways that one can admire.
Irvin D. Yalom
The machine of awards season is very stressful. But this is the Oscars! It’s your peers, your heroes, people you admire, the people who inspired you to get into this work in the first place. It’s a pretty overwhelming feeling when you think about it.
Taylor Sheridan
I pretty much admire anybody who has the discipline and the will to make a career out of fighting. It takes buckets of nerve.
Katie Kitamura
The nationalist right have common views. They hate the EU, they hate NATO, they dislike trade, they admire Russia. Many of them are funded by Putin.
Anne Applebaum
Can desire grow out of admiration, or are the two quite distinct species? What would it be like to lie side by side, naked, breast to breast, with a woman one principally admires?
J. M. Coetzee
Don’t get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity.
Mark Hyman
I like playing a character that admires real musicianship, and real talent and hard work. I think that’s a good message for everyone.
Elizabeth Gillies
When people you greatly admire appear to be thinking deep thoughts, they probably are thinking about lunch.
Douglas Adams
Social media… I need to get with it. Obviously it’s what everyone’s doing, but I like the idea of my life being mine. But at the same time, it would be awesome to be able to get into contact with people who admire my work.
Juno Temple
I admire firms that have achieved a real differentiation from their competitors. Nike is all about mastering sports. Apple is all about creating technologies to make life easier and better. Audi is is all about introducing new technologies to make automobiles safer and better performing.
Philip Kotler
Nom, do say something funny so she can admire!
Shannon Hale
I also admire my pastor, John K. Jenkins Sr. (First Baptist Church of Glenarden). My pastor taught me the importance of tithing and giving back, that it has to be at the top of my budget. And he is one of the most generous folks I know.
Michelle Singletary
When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
Mahatma Gandhi
I admire Indian cricket because of the way the sport is run there and how the money they earn is invested back into the game and players.
Shahid Afridi
The difficult part of writing about someone you don’t admire is that it’s easy to demonize them. What you get then is a cackling villain, twirling their mustache at every dastardly deed they commit.
Andrew Shaffer
I feel like there are so many people I admire for so many reasons that I can’t look at one person’s life and say, “I want that life.” I want to make my own history.
Blake Lively
I admire the courage and wisdom of Socrates in everything he did, said–and did not say.
Friedrich Nietzsche
It’s an incredible privilege to be the England manager, but when you sit and think about the people who have got to this point before, people I hugely respect and admire… it’s difficult to put it into perspective, really.
Gareth Southgate
I always try to find something I admire about every character I play.
Ben Kingsley
I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
Lindsay Lohan
There’s so many players that I love and admire. Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Mike Landau, Robben Ford, Lee Ritenour, Jay Graydon, John Scofield, Warren Haynes – the list goes on and on.
Steve Lukather
Why do we universally admire and respect a Gandhi, Mandela, Mother Teresa, Lincoln, or any other leader or legend from history’s pantheon? It is because they were guided by integrity-based practices. They stood for something. They didn’t break with the values they believed in just because they faced struggle.
Brendon Burchard
Few know the joys that spring from a disinterested curiosity. It is like a cheerful spirit that leads us through worlds filled with what is true and fair, which we admire and love because it is true and fair.
John Lancaster Spalding
There are two trilogies I admire: Robertson Davies’s ‘The Deptford Trilogy’ and Philip Pullman’s ‘His Dark Materials.’
Amy Bloom
I don’t think it’s “true” to sit and play old school heavy metal just so that you can send it to Fenriz or get a pat on the back from the guys you admire and hang out with.
Mat McNerney
I admire anyone that follows the road less travelled.
Kevin McCloud
I have always believed in helping people whose work I admire.
Elizabeth Berg
I can’t play bridge. I don’t play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn’t seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window.
Alice Munro
I admire machinery as much is any man, and am as thankful to it as any man can be for what it does for us. But it will never be a substitute for the face of a man, with his soul in it, encouraging another man to be brave and true.
Charles Dickens
When spectators and fans say about drunken brawls, violence, and dog fights, “Well, football players are prone to these things – that’s why we admire them,” they are encouraging terribly detrimental behavior. You might even say – a la Roman gladiators – they are egging on this behavior.
Stanton Peele
I don’t know that I ‘look up’ to them, but in our predictably partisan media world, I admire journalists who are genuinely nonpartisan and totally fearless in their work – people who have no interest in being invited to the cocktail party. I don’t agree with everything he writes, but Glenn Greenwald comes to mind.
Willie Geist
The careers that I admire and actually try to emulate are those of Julianne Moore and Annette Bening. Those women, to me, make amazing choices. They’re sexy, beautiful women, but that doesn’t dictate their choices.
Eva Mendes
I started off just trying to make a wish list for myself. I wanted to work with people I really admire myself. I wanted to work with other artists from other scenes so they could make my songs improve in a different way – people who have artistically different things to say.
Tiesto
I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it – women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn.
Penelope Cruz
I admire those women who really knew who they were and didn’t apologize for it. Katharine Hepburn? She was ahead of her time.
Megyn Kelly
We have tendency to define ourselves in opposition to stuff. But try to also express your passion for things you love. Be demonstrative and generous in your praise of those you admire. Send thank-you cards and give standing ovations. Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.
Tim Minchin
However much I may sympathise with and admire worthy motives, I am an uncompromising opponent of violent methods even to serve the noblest of causes.
Mahatma Gandhi
Tell men that God is love; that right is right, and wrong, wrong; let them cease to admire philanthropy, and begin to love men; cease to pant for heaven, and begin to love God; then the spirit of liberty begins.
Frederick William Robertson
A farmer’s horse is never lame, never unfit to go. Never throws out curbs, never breaks down before or behind. Like his master he is never showy. He does not paw and prance, and arch his neck, and bid the world admire his beauties…and when he is wanted, he can always do his work.
Anthony Trollope
My greatest influence has and always will be my mother. I admire her strength, fearlessness, and optimism.
Selah Louise Marley
You have many fine qualities that I admire. But you are out of time. You should have been born a century ago, when values such as yours meant something.
Jasper Fforde
When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books.
Norman MacCaig
I try to improvise like Les Young, Louis Armstrong or someone else I admire. What comes out is what I feel.
Billie Holiday
The thing that interested me, there are so many filmmakers I admire – like David Lynch and Quentin Tarantino – they have these themes where there’s not much going on, but they were suspenseful.
Bobcat Goldthwait
It’s a scary thing, when a person you admire is suddenly revealed to be absolutely, truly human.
Kate Jacobs
I admire Kings of Leon. I think their records are amazing. Just from hanging out with them, I can say they’re good guys. It’s cool to see that they get to do what they love. But I think they clearly have an appreciation for where they came from, and it has shaped who they are.
Nick Jonas
I would not admire hitting against Ryne Duren, because if he ever hit you in the head you might be in the past tense.
Casey Stengel
On the flip side, no one has any idea who the hell I am. I felt like I had to prove myself to them. On any new project I’m working on, the first week is nerve-wracking, but especially with these people that I admire so much and who I just want to be equal with.
Dave Franco
I went to a lot of college camps when I was younger… You just admire those players because they’re at a higher level than you at that time.
Zach LaVine
I admire anyone who can walk across a stage to the mic and not trip.
Sherrilyn Kenyon
What I like about teaching is the discipline of finding words to unpack the artistic process. And I admire the drive in students who want to write, the mystery of how artistic talent unfolds.
Alison Hawthorne Deming
You always have to remember that bullies want to bring you down because you have something that they admire. Also, when you get made fun of-when people point out your weaknesses, it’s an opportunity for you to rise above.
Zac Efron
I don’t consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people.
Marilyn Monroe
I am a frustrated saxophone player. If I could, I would abandon all of my books, and I would trade it all if I could play the way people I admire play.
Robert Pinsky
I want to do comedy films, serious films – I admire the actors who fly under the radar but get loads done, pop up in a lot of good films.
Craig Roberts
The work of Liszt I most admire is the music he wrote toward the end of his life. This is often music of tremendous inventiveness. The music seems to be seeking something. It tends to be restless, unpredictable, often very sad.
Michael Hersch
I live in New York, and the only live animals you see are cockroaches, rats and pigeons, which I admire immensely. When I see an animal that thrives in the garbage, I feel relief; in our urban environment, other animals are dying out.
Isabella Rossellini
Bad artists always admire each others work.
Oscar Wilde
I pass by people, grazing them on the edges, and it bothers me. I’ve got to admire someone to really like them deeply – to value them as friends.
Sylvia Plath
The only way I can possibly heat my so-called mind up to working temperature is to imagine I’m talking to someone I admire.
James Tiptree Jr.
I’m actually not star-struck… I like to give people their own space and admire them from a distance.
Bethany Hamilton
What people admire about Prime Minister Modi is that he is an ambitious leader who is trying to elevate India economically, and enlisting all Indians in that project will make it more successful.
Ben Rhodes
When I get to work with people I admire, it’s such a bonus, so it was an easy sell when I got this phone call asking, ‘Will you do this thing with David Strathairn?'” Also, they didn’t ask me to audition, which is another bonus. But they said, “All your scenes will be with David,” and I said, “I’m there!”
Brent Spiner
I don’t think I’ve got an innate sense of style, but I guess I’m influenced by those I love and admire. You hope that you combine those influences in a way that becomes your own.
Mark Ronson
We’re seldom drawn to a character we admire; only to a personality we like.
Mignon McLaughlin
I admire people who find that what fulfills them is their art or their work, but what fulfills both me and my husband is our family. Knowing that, everything else comes second. We’ve each given up stuff we loved in order to not work at the same time.
Blake Lively
It’s a cliche, but John Lennon is my hero. He was so rebellious, so outspoken and so publicly opinionated, and I’m someone who’s so private. I suppose you admire people who have the qualities you wish you had.
Emun Elliott
We live in a funny time. If you don’t go corporate, you can’t compete. You’re relegated as irrelevant. People used to admire that.
Ethan Hawke
As for your high towers and monuments, there was a crazy fellow once in this town who undertook to dig through to China, and he got so far that, as he said, he heard the Chinese pots and kettles rattle; but I think that I shall not go out of my way to admire the hole which he made.
Henry David Thoreau
Happy is she that from the world retires, and carries with her what the world admires.
Edmund Waller
I admire my father greatly.
Kojo Annan
I like to admire. I’m a fan of beauty.
Kesha
It was impossible not to admire him, not to want to do something to contain that kind of beauty- drink him, ingest him, sneak into his shirt and hide for the rest of one’s natural life.
Jane Hamilton
I admire Cate Blanchett as an actor: that’s my ultimate goal. To be as good as she is!
Indiana Evans
There is nothing that I so greatly admire as purposefulness. I have an enormous respect for people who know exactly what they are doing and where they are going. Such people are compact and integrated. They have clear edges. They give an impression of invulnerability and balance, and I wish I were one of them.
Louise Dickinson Rich
I would say that Cynthia Nixon is somebody I admire, and Toni Collette as well. Those women – their work inspires me, whatever they do.
Alice Ripley
I don’t pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.
Theodore Roosevelt
You need somebody you respect and admire to back you always.
Carolina Herrera
I don’t have a style. I’ve never thought of myself as a stylist like the visual stylists I admire enormously – Adrian Lyne, Ridley Scott, Alan Parker – in which every shot has a great idea in them.
Sydney Pollack
I respect and admire the Mormon faith. And I am eternally grateful that we live in a country where we have the freedom to worship as we choose.
Delilah
I really admire Nick Hornby – for example, the way that he can make ordinary stuff so beautiful!
Jon Ronson
People are influenced most by those they trust, admire and believe care for them.
Brendon Burchard
I say people who feel they must have a faith or religion in order to face life are showing a kind of cowardice, which in any other sphere would be considered contemptible. But when it is in the religious sphere it is thought admirable, and I cannot admire cowardice whatever sphere it is in.
Bertrand Russell
There are, of course, always painters whom I admire and find fascinating. I’ve often thought, ‘Goodness, if I could paint like the Danish Golden Age painters, the early 19th century painters, the way they could paint a landscape – absolutely beautiful.’
Margrethe II of Denmark
Might I give counsel to any man, I would say to him, try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and in life, that is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what great men admire.
William Makepeace Thackeray
I’m always shy when I meet people I admire so I wouldn’t be able to say anything rather than, ‘How do you do? Love you! Bye!’
Jacki Weaver
I love cooking shows! I’m not a bad cook myself, but I must say that I admire the creativity of those young chefs. It makes me jealous… and hungry.
Leila Slimani
The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
Charles Horton Cooley
If someone asked me if I could have anything in the world, what would l want? If l could own anything, like owning a piece of art, l think it would be Elton John’s publishing, on his first seven albums. I don’t want the money. Being able to own those songs Is like owning a painting of someone you admire.
Axl Rose
There is probably no greater idler than myself. And I would consider myself a lazy-bones if I did not write so many volumes, and if I did not admire my diligence once I begin writing.
Henryk Sienkiewicz
Schedule in rest in any pursuit. There’s always another peak, but look back and admire the view for a moment. You have to actually practice that – it’s a balance.
Christy Haubegger
After receiving strong encouragement from numerous people that I respect and admire, discussing with my family, and seriously considering it, I have decided not to run for the 12th Congressional District, a seat currently held by a man I admire very much, Representative Jerry Costello.
Ann Callis
Chief Justice Roberts is somebody I work with, somebody I admire, Justice Alito someone I knew when he was U.S. attorney, also admire.
Rudy Giuliani
Free speech is not just free speech for people you admire. It’s also for people who you think of as reprehensible.
Salman Rushdie
You always admire what you really don’t understand.
Blaise Pascal
A fool always finds one still more foolish to admire him.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux
But the people I admire have always been people like Marlon Brando, Jack Nicholson and Jack Lemmon.
Evan Jones
Martial arts are art forms and require a great deal of discipline and dedication. I so admire people who focus their lives on it, because it’s not an easy thing to do.
Lucy Liu
Let’s face it: the 19th century really was the great age of the novel – Melville, Hawthorne, Tolstoy. These are the people I really admire.
Mark Kurlansky
The aim was simple: to deprive Karpov of his favourite occupation – standing at the board, staring straight at his opponent. While I was wearing these glasses, all he could admire was his own reflection.
Viktor Korchnoi
I’m a fan of the fan. I’m a fan of the active devotee who lives his life believing in something, who represents to me the character of a person that is very confident and sure of himself. Those are people I admire.
Zoe Saldana
I want people to laugh with me and Paraguay and Newfoundland, but I don’t want to laugh at them. I hope in my books at the end of the day you come across with the impression that I really admire both of these places.
John Gimlette
In the novels I most admire, there is this sense that, within the confines of the world, the possibilities are always opening in new and surprising ways – that was a quality I strived to capture, with the hope that the reader would be willing to follow me.
Laura van den Berg
It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.
James Russell Lowell
There are a number of writers who believe it is their duty to throw as many curve balls at the reader as possible. To twist and twist again. These are the Chubby Checkers of crime fiction and, while I admire the craft, I think that it can actually work against genuine suspense.
Mark Billingham
Two young actresses I admire are Emma Stone and Emma Watson, because they are intelligent, talented actresses and have a great sense of humor. They have learned to balance what they love in life – acting, school and everything else.
Kara Hayward
There’s a bunch of directors that I really admire, and Australian ones as well. It would be nice to do a film at home.
Mia Wasikowska
I admire Lady Gaga. She wears exactly what she likes, no matter how good or bad it turns out.
Katie Hopkins
I have a company that does design and animation, so obviously graffiti is definitely an intricate part of what we admire and respect in the art world.
Mick Ebeling
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Carl Sandburg
I admire mold-breakers. People that bust free from traditional thinking and change the game completely. Steve Jobs. Charlie Parker (jazz saxophonist). The Groupon guys. Seth Godin (author). People who dare to be different and end up creating something truly different and remarkable.
Josh Linkner
I don’t think you should meet the people you most admire. I don’t want reality to interfere with my image.
Ayumi Hamasaki
I appreciate women so much. I think the part that they play is that I just admire women. I love every part of the woman. I think the woman is what is amazing.
Lil B
Every time you get the chance to work with somebody you admire and would like to collaborate with… it feels like the best opportunity that’s ever come your way, whether that’s in fringe theatre or a really big-budget Hollywood movie.
Andrea Riseborough
I admire those who trust and are trustworthy.
Rachel Scott
I admire so many women, it’s hard to choose, but I’ve always loved Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, and Mia Farrow.
Christina Hendricks
I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed.
Martha Stewart
So many movies get made, and so many go to VOD, which is a market I admire.
James Wan
In the non-Greek stories, Persia, Egypt, even China, Central Asia, in oral traditions and written literature, anyone who fights Amazons admires their courage and beauty, and they want to be allies of the Amazon; they don’t wanna kill them.
Adrienne Mayor
All I’m saying is that there are many different kinds of political theatre and many plays I greatly admire: ‘Antigone,’ ‘Mother Courage,’ ‘All My Sons.’ But, if I tackle a political theme, I have to do it in my own way.
Harold Pinter
Not that there is anything wrong with confessional songwriting, there are plenty of people that do that I admire. I think it is great; it just isn’t how I do things.
Zooey Deschanel
Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it’s changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water’s edge.
Jo Nesbo
Anytime you get to join a group of people you admire and respect, you want to keep those doors open.
James Wolk
As for the virtuous poor, one can pity them of course, but one cannot possibly admire them.
Oscar Wilde
I don’t aspire to write like Steve King. Sure, I admire his work, and I think he’s a hell of a nice guy; we met shortly after my first Stoker win. I aspire to write like Jonathan Maberry.
Jonathan Maberry
I don’t belong to any school. I work in my corner. I admire Degas.
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec
I really admire the job that not just coach Belichick has done but that Robert Kraft and his family have done, and the decisions that they made to let Bill do what he’s capable of doing. I think it’s a great illustration of a way to structure an NFL organization when you let the coach really run the thing.
Pete Carroll
The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
James Agate
I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs.
Gwyneth Paltrow
[David] Mamet’s the writer I admire most but he’s way off from when he tries to talk about what the moral appeal of liberal thought is. His heart is not in it.
David Hare
I love what I do. If I have the opportunity to do what I do with people I admire, it’s 10 times better.
Anthony Mackie
People are constantly applying double standards. Take the United States, for example. Washington wants the whole world to admire the country for its democracy. Then the government sends out its army, in the name of this democracy, and leaves behind the kind of chaos we see in Iraq.
Jacob Zuma
If you want to know what a man’s character is really like… ask him to tell you the living person he most admires – for hero worship is the truest index of a man’s private nature.
Sydney J. Harris
I admire the work of brilliant actresses such as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, who have had such varied careers. They have never stopped working, and they are as great today as they ever were.
Cate Blanchett
What we admire we praise; and when we praise,
Advance it into notice, that its worth
Acknowledged, others may admire it too.
William Cowper
Being a better songwriter, that’s top of the list because I think that is a very intimidating, difficult task. I really admire people that just continue to write and get stronger.
Morgan James
We believe it is bad or dangerous to be carried away by our emotions. We admire the person who is cool, who acts without feeling.
Alexander Lowen
I always admire people who do commercials because they have to put together a beginning, a middle, and an end in 30 seconds.
Tony Hale
As far as characters in fiction that I really admire – it’s pretty strong to say you would wish that you had created another character – but I’ll throw out Will Graham, the protagonist in ‘Red Dragon,’ a book I’ve read several times.
Michael Connelly
My goal is to write one book of fiction, and that’s all I want to do. It takes so much time, and I don’t really have enough time. But I admire writers so much.
Jose James
I thought to discourage aesthetics… I threw the bottlerack and the urinal in their faces and now they admire them for their aesthetic beauty.
Marcel Duchamp
Thus in this sad, but oh, too pleasing state! my soul can fix upon nothing but thee; thee it contemplates, admires, adores, nay depends on, trusts on you alone.
William Congreve
think of innocent Icarus who is doing quite well:
larger than a sail, over the fog and the blast
of the plushy ocean, he goes. Admire his wings!
Anne Sexton
Now if I go through it again, I think I would be a lot more open about it. I admire people who have been open like Melissa Ethridge and women I see walking around facing it without wigs and all of that stuff. I think I would be more courageous next time.
Kathy Bates
Be the kind of person others admire, can count on, trust, and enjoy spending time with. After you have developed that reputation, people will start to ask you what you do and you will be amazed at how many people will want to work with you. You will attract others based on your character.
Larry Winget
I am crazy for good branding and really admire companies that get it right.
Emily Weiss
A man I admire and respect – Congressman John Lewis, an American hero, made allegations that Sarah Palin and I were somehow associated with the worst chapter in American history, segregation, deaths of children in church bombings, George Wallace. That, to me, was so hurtful.
John McCain
I’m such a comedy fan that I just love laughing and so admire comedians who have brought me joy.
Miranda Hart
Saints are what they are not because their sanctity makes them admirable to others, but because the gift of sainthood makes it possible for them to admire everyone else.
Thomas Merton
I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there’s often a novel I admire, but not all of their works.
Ann Beattie
I think Jennifer Lopez, Gwen Stefani, and Victoria Beckham all have an aesthetic that I admire, but I also love extreme risk takers like Miley Cyrus and Rihanna.
Michelle Visage
When I encountered “The Lady of Shallot” (to take a “for instance” allusion from the many in the book, this one from the “Etiology” section) it was still considered a “great poem.” What does that poem – or rather a particular presentation of that poem (hey, admire this!) – do to a young woman?
Laura Mullen
I don’t care if people I admire criticize me because their opinion is valuable to me.
Karl Lagerfeld
I’m lucky to have met Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Vuitton. He understands me and knows me, and I admire his sensibility and talent. Karl Lagerfeld is another huge designer and artist for whom I feel affection and admiration.
Brigitte Macron
I always see other people as predecessors and admire them.
Judd Apatow
I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States. Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
Cindy Sheehan
I have a great deal of respect for other clubs and admire the good football they play, but ultimately, Real Madrid are Real Madrid.
James Rodriguez
The wise man admires water, the kind man admires mountains. The wise man moves, the kind man rests. The wise man is happy, the kind man is firm.
Confucius
I always wish to find great virtues where there are great talents, and to love what I admire.
Elizabeth Montagu
The person who I admire most in business is Warren Buffett. He is a long-term investor and has brilliant ideas, and he sticks to them.
Bernard Arnault
I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez – writers I like, painters and artists I admire.
Antonio Lobo Antunes
Look, none of the artists who I admire or respect have ever shied away from a role because it might make them unpopular with somebody.
Matt Bomer
Some period pieces are shot slightly objectively, a little bit, and some call it stuffy or dusty or old fashioned. I always felt that some of the films that I admire the most are the ones where they’re intimate with the characters.
Nikolaj Arcel
I’m not a fan – this is a personal preference – I’m not a fan of tour-de-force writing. I admire it, but it’s not where my inclination is. I want to hide.
Tracy Letts
Joseph Bazalgette created a sewer system which he originally sized for London’s needs of the time – he then doubled it to anticipate the future beyond. These are the qualities that I admire.
Norman Foster
When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically. It’s because I’m curious about where they’re going to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out. It’s not about where I find them on the radio dial, or how many records they’re selling.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
I really admire Mark Ruffalo and Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Vincent Gallo, for example, who writes and directs and acts in his own films.
Benedict Samuel
When I am around people I most admire, I tend to hug the wall.
Ellen Ullman
As much as we admire all the characteristics of a Ronald Reagan, as soon as something goes wrong, people will hate those same characteristics.
Robert Orben
Find me a servant who admires his Master and you will have found two good men.
Lucullus
A film actress that I really admire and look up to is Jessica Lange.
Shanna Moakler
My readers often tell me that what they admire about my books is my ability to write from so many points of view. My challenge to myself is whether I’ll ever be able to write a novel just from one point of view. It seems impossible.
Julia Glass
A man who admires a fine woman, has yet not more reason to wish himself her husband, than one who admired the Hesperian fruit, would have had to wish himself the dragon that kept it.
Alexander Pope
I admire men of character and I judge character not by how men deal with their superiors, but mostly how they deal with their subordinates. And that, to me, is where you find out what the character of a man is.
Norman Schwarzkopf
A way of describing performances that I admire is that there is an absence of careerism. It’s a clumsy way of describing it but it sort of does it for me.
Bill Nighy
And this shall be for music when no one else is near,
The fine song for singing, the rare song to hear!
That only I remember, that only you admire,
Of the broad road that stretches and the roadside fire.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it
Mother Teresa
Shaw’s works make me admire the magnificent tolerance and broadmindedness of the english.
James Joyce
It’s not the way you want to get a job, to see someone you admire and look up to and learned so much from get fired.
J. B. Bickerstaff
I admire President Obama. He inherited the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. That was a terrible time for America.
Hillary Clinton
I admire Turgenev, Camus, Proust and Shakespeare, but I’ve also learnt a lot about writing from composers and artists.
Hisham Matar
Love, to the inferior man, remains almost wholly a physical matter. The heroine he most admires is the one who offers the grossest sexual provocation; the hero who makes his wife roll her eyes is a perambulating phallus.
H. L. Mencken
I actually very rarely see comedy myself, and although I admire the work of some comics, it does come from all over, so I’ll get a charge out of some fiction writers and poets.
Dylan Moran
I admire people who destroy themselves.
Karl Lagerfeld
I really admire police officers, surgeons, or anyone who works in high stressed situations.
Yasmin Paige
I remember the first time I saw Robert De Niro at a party. I didn’t want to run over and shake his hand. I wanted to admire him from a distance. Later, I ended up making a movie with him, and that was fantastic.
Jason Statham
How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals.
Blaise Pascal
I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else.
Tom Glazer
I do want children. I study dads more. I watch what they go through. I admire my father more than I ever did and my brother and my sister.
Adam Sandler
I was a young boy when I met the Surrealists and the Dadaists. I admired them, and that is what they taught me: to admire. Admiration is very important. People who are unable to admire others lose an important part of their soul. My soul developed from a very early age through encounters with admired people.
Stephane Hessel
I would like to be able to admire a man’s opinions as I would his dog – without being expected to take it home with me.
Frank A. Clark
I deeply admire and respect Hillary Clinton. I think she is a great intellect with great fortitude. I think she was a strong secretary of state and a hardworking and effective senator.
Krystal Ball
I always admire people who have passion.
Lesley Nicol
What I admire most in men – To sit opposite a mirror at dinner and not look in it
Richard Harding Davis
When I was banned for nine months I had an opportunity to focus on something else and I needed to focus on something else. It’s who I am. I admire Miles Davis and Chet Baker a lot and I like this instrument, so I tried and I learned and practised for two months. But I stopped after that.
Eric Cantona
I admire my fellow judge Paul Hollywood enormously, though we often argue. He believes presentation and uniformity are paramount; I’m more interested in taste. I don’t mind if one bun is smaller than the others, or if there’s a little pastry cracking, though I don’t want a soggy bottom.
Mary Berry
Marion Cotillard is one of my favorite actresses. Not only is she so supremely elegant, but her choices are remarkable. I also admire Margot Robbie. She’s been working in film for a long time and is not the kind of actress who had instant breakout success.
Danielle Campbell
I’d like to play Matt Damon’s daddy. He’s a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I’d like to play his dad one day.
Larry Hagman
All men do not admire and delight in the same objects.
Horace
Human nature has a tendency to admire complexity but reward simplicity.
Ben Huh
Many of the differences that cause students to be excluded in school are actually the same qualities or skills that other people are going to admire, respect or value about that person in adulthood.
Alexandra Robbins
Avoid fancy words….If you admire fancy words, if every sky is beauteous, every blonde curvaceous, every intelligent child prodigious, if you are tickled by discombobulate, you will have bad time Reminder 14.
William Strunk, Jr.
When you recognize God as Creator, you will admire Him. When you recognize His wisdom, you will learn from Him. When you discover His strength, you will rely on Him. But only when He saves you will you worship Him.
Max Lucado
I admire actresses who are willing to jettison the easy route toward exposure and commercial success as an actor in favor or a slow burn, choosing projects carefully, and building an artistic practice over time that feels specific to who they are as artists.
Hari Nef
Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire enough.
Vincent Van Gogh
If youth is the period of hero-worship, so also is it true that hero-worship, more than anything else, perhaps, gives one the sense of youth. To admire, to expand one’s self, to forget the rut, to have a sense of newness and life and hope, is to feel young at any time of life.
Charles Horton Cooley
In California, you want to have the strangest thing, be doing the strangest thing. People admire that.
Ken Hakuta
Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media.
Noam Chomsky
Sex is difficult to write about because it’s just not sexy enough. The only way to write about it is not to write much. Let the reader bring his own sexuality into the text. A writer I usually admire has written about sex in the most off-putting way. There is just too much information.
Toni Morrison
I tend to leave people alone that I admire.
Jason Statham
What I admire most are people who put themselves directly on the line.
Donald Trump
I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one’s friends or one’s self.
Dalia Mogahed
CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she’s strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.
Jay Leno
Listen, I didn’t ask for a face and body girls find attractive. But thanks to the mixture of my parents’ DNA, I’ve got them, and I’m not ashamed to use ’em. Having a face Adonis would admire is one of the few advantages I’ve been given in life, and I use it to it’s full potential whether it’s for good or evil.
Simone Elkeles
The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs. – Jeanne
Madame Roland
Oddly my name has been no professional help at all! It seems to have made no difference. I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his enormous psychological perception.
Joanna Trollope
What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that.
Kathleen Turner
I admire [Samuel] Beckett, but I am totally against him. He seeks no improvement.
Jean-Paul Sartre
I like PETA as a group for many reasons, but one of the reasons that I admire them is that they say and do the things that other groups won’t do.
Maggie Q
Don’t ever over-analyze your results. Don’t ever try to find your own secret or the one which you admire. One does not try to catch soap bubbles. One enjoys them in flight and is grateful for their fluid existence.
Ernst Haas
Pop Salvation is a genius take on discovering who you are by becoming what you most admire. If I didn’t know better, I’d think Lance Reynald watched me grow up. Marvelously endearing and insightful.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when critically examined, turn out to be false.
Kabir
I guess that in this process of trying to incorporate or to be faithful to the films I admire so much, thats how I start to find my own voice. The admiration I have for filmmakers, this gratitude, perhaps thats my only way to become specific.
Arnaud Desplechin
Being respectful towards others and a loving and caring nature are some qualities I admire.
Sara Khan
I admire the poetic relationship to place as enacted in Wallace Stevens’ poems; his poetics strikes me as an argument against the restraints of realism.
Cate Marvin
There are people [in Uganda] who hate Idi Amin, a small amount. And then there are the people who really admire him, like a hero. And then there’s a large group who say, ‘We know that all these murders and atrocities occurred, but he did all these great things.’
Forest Whitaker
I was always a great admirer of Zizou the player, but now I also admire him as a coach. I like how calm he is. This shows me that he’s not showcasing for the public or the camera. He’s a top trainer.
Jupp Heynckes