Floor Quotes by Christo, Michael Tubbs, Patty Mills, Chubby Checker, Shefali Shah, Vivienne Westwood and many others.
We have created indoor installations inside museums, like the Wrapped Floor at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago in 1968, and not monumental at all by any standards.
I do think that people deserve a basic economic floor so the bottom doesn’t fall out under them.
It’s hard to guard when you have two point guards on the floor because you don’t know who to pick up.
Chubby Checker changed the dance floor.
I have jumped off a balcony from the second floor.
If we didn’t have the Chinese buying things, we’d be on the floor.
There’s a staircase on the first floor of the Capitol that I walk every day. It’s made of marble, and as you walk those steps, you think of those who’ve walked before you. You think of the challenges that the country’s faced.
I just feel like being on the floor for more minutes allows me to give my presence.
If I’m not on the floor, I’m not valued.
I get that every game. High school. At Duke. When I do the introductions, I get a little butterflies. Once I step on the floor, I’m fine.
Most people want things that are light and bright – open floor plans, light cabinets – things they won’t get sick of quickly.
I’d begun to collect things that were lying in piles on the floor of my studio. I had run out of space, and I started to build shelves. I turned around one day and realized that that was the vehicle for carrying so many of the things that I was looking at and talking about, so they went from the walls to the works.
The floor of the U.S. Senate isn’t a place that usually sees a lot of drama.
Defense not only wins games; it’s what gets you on the floor at every level you play at. Once you get to high school and get to college, if you don’t play defense, you won’t play.
When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
I’ve always been comfortable being the first person at a party, metaphorically speaking – being the first person on the dance floor, saying, ‘This is where it’s happening, people, and if you don’t think so, that’s cool, but I think you’re missing out.’ That’s my general philosophy, and it’s served me pretty well.
The ’60s was leather soles and a wooden floor. That’s why the twist, the simplest dance, was such a sensation. Everyone could do it. They just swivel their feet and the upper body fell naturally in the opposite direction.
At the end of the day, if I can keep playing defense, I’m going to be able to stay on the floor, and obviously that’s what everyone wants to do.
For the life of me, I can’t understand why BP couldn’t go in at the ocean floor, maybe 10 feet lateral to the – around the periphery, drill a few holes, and put a little ammonium nitrate, some dynamite, in those holes and detonate that dynamite and seal that – seal that leak. And seal it permanently.
In the studio, if they need to come down to the floor, things are a bit pushy, although it is easier for them to say things directly rather than through about five people.
I get on the floor, and I can do things a woman a fifth my age can’t do.
I didn’t start working on children’s books until I got a job at a book warehouse on the children’s floor. When I started reading some of the books, I was so impressed.
Let’s say I try to ignore the small stuff, like wet towels on the floor, the dishwasher full to the brim and not turned on. You know what men are like, they’ll never rise to our standards of excellence. But when they try, that’s enough!
Labour believes that every trade deal should come before parliament for a full debate on the floor of the House of Commons, with a vote at the end of that debate.
When we lift the wage floor, it not only betters the lives of those whose wages are directly affected, it also lifts the economy as a whole.
I worked on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange back when they used to write tickets. And I was just a runner. So a guy would write a ticket and I would run it, and it was endless. That was a hard job. And I dug tungsten… for a coal company in Wyoming one summer, and that was pretty miserable.
On the floor I am more at ease. I feel nearer, more part of the painting, since this way I can walk around it, work from the four sides and literally be in the painting.
Mission accomplished. The Museum of Modern Art’s wide-open, tall-ceilinged, super-reinforced second floor was for all intents and purposes built to accommodate monumental installations and gigantic sculptures, should the need arise. It has arisen.
I use the aid of technology while running through songs. Visual tuners and feeling the vibrations through the floor to keep time.
My management style is one of inclusion, meaning we’re all one team no matter if you’re making an hourly wage at the fulfillment center floor, if you’re a C-staffer from a public company.
When I’m playing in a close game, I’m out on the floor only trying to help the team win.
You see guys like Rajon Rondo, John Wall, Derrick Rose; these guys are fast, quick, explosive, can get up off the floor.
I wrote a lot of ‘A Time to Kill’ at the State Capitol in Jackson, Miss., hiding in little committee rooms, killing time waiting for legislation to come to the floor.
I’m running because Hoosiers deserve a senator who sounds the same on the factory floor as he does on the Senate floor.
When I first went to work in the West Wing, the most daunting thing was how small this place was… You walk in: it’s three floors, and there’s a few offices on each floor, and that’s it.
Seeing how hard Diana Taurasi works in practice has been amazing. She takes it to another level and is basically another coach on the floor.
My whole thing with parenting, even though this is my first time, I want to just put five or six objects on the floor – a trumpet, a piano, some dancing or a computer or whatever it is, and just see what he picks up.
I try to start drinking water as soon as my feet hit the floor in the morning.
Victoria Arlen has given me a purpose beyond the dance floor. She has given me an opportunity of a lifetime to be able to make an impact on a very special community and beyond.
I point out things on the floor that I see, so we can be successful as a team overall.
I grew up in a two-bedroom house with my grandfather, my mom and dad and four kids. I slept on the couch or on the floor, and I always wanted to have my own space.
If you ever get injured or have an asthma attack, the last words you get out are, ‘Sammy Davis suite, please.’ That’s, like, three rooms on the eighth floor of Cedars-Sinai.
When you are on the floor, there’s no better feeling than when your teammates are into the game on the bench and are cheering for you and vice versa. When you come out of the game, you are cheering for those guys that are on the floor.
I turned up for my first day training with England Under-19s super excited, and I just happened to bang my knee on the floor, and it just blew up. It turned out that I’d completely snapped it in half.
The win-win situation is the basis for America’s entire business world. Instead of wasting our time attempting to defeat each other, let’s find a way that will make both of us gain and go home satisfied. In Israel, it doesn’t work because the only meaning of victory is seeing your rival’s body lying trampled on the floor.
My mother gave birth to me on the floor of our apartment in Mecca with only my toddler sister to help her because my father was at work and no male guardian was available to take her to a hospital.
I’m gonna run the floor. I’ll do the best I can.
Every time that I speak on the House Floor or in one of our committee hearings, I begin with the words, ‘St. Louis and I.’ Every time. That is no accident.
When I started out, even though you had your rhythm section, they were big horn sections, strings, live people laying on every part of the floor in the studio waiting for their chance to get on that one little track.
I think I prefer producing a little more than DJing because you have more freedom, you can make anything you want; it doesn’t necessarily have to be four to the floor. You can go more with your mood, or the atmosphere that you’re in.
I live by myself. I come in the door, I can throw my stuff on the floor. I can leave the dishes.
The joy had been ripped away from me, but deep down, I loved the competition floor. And I thought, ‘Gymnastics is literally the only thing I have.’
It falls in all the cracks, from classical music to jazz,. Anywhere there’s a hole in the floor, my music falls through it. But that’s OK.
Seldom does a member of either party have to be called down for inappropriate behavior on the House floor.
As long as there are only 3 to 4 people on the floor, the country is in good hands. It’s only when you have 50 to 60 in the Senate that you want to be concerned.
I am the last person on the dance floor at a wedding, I am the person that awkwardly hangs around the edge and says no unless they’ve had a few glasses of wine.
I take ballet class as often as possible – up to 5 times a week – and try to go to the gym on the days that I don’t take class. I also do a floor barre/Pilates mat class almost everyday.
We tried to act trendy. We took one of our songs and tried to make a dance mix. They put it on the turntables, unannounced, in Los Angeles and New York the same weekend, where they had a big dance crowd going wild. It cleared the floor on both coasts.
Writers divide fairly cleanly into those who only work through what they hear and those who are more visual. I am the latter, where I lie down on my office floor and play scenes through my head to – cinematically, several times with different elements – to see what works. I can’t write a scene until I can see it.
I’m just trying to get used to playing everywhere on the floor.
With Twitter, you can build your own virtual trading floor and research department, populated by the smartest people on earth. Almost any subject or sector has you can think of, you can find a few people with an expertise in that area.
Wherever I am I just try to be there for my teammates on the floor and put forth effort and help our team win.
The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories, for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the floor when the rope breaks, and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
I think maybe people see bands and musicians as some sort of superhero unrealistic sport that happens in another dimension where it’s not real people and not real emotions. So, I grew up listening to Beatles records on my floor. That’s how I learned how to play guitar. If it weren’t for them, I wouldn’t be a musician.
I have such a dancer’s spirit that I tend to leap around the house. Once I leaped onto my bed and landed on the floor. But I danced more for myself than I did for other people.
When I play my hardest, I feel like I’m one of the best on the floor.
My living room has an oak-wood floor, Persian carpets, floor-to-ceiling bookcases, a large ficus and large fern, a fireplace with a group of photographs and drawings over it, a glass-top coffee table with a bowl of dried pomegranates on it, and sofas and chairs covered in off-white linen.
When I started to do these Pop paintings seriously, I used all these other paintings – the abstract ones – as mats. I was painting in the bedroom, and I put them on the floor so I wouldn’t get paint on the floor. They got destroyed.
I wouldn’t say I’m the best player. On the competitive level, I am the best competitor. I don’t think there’s anybody like me. I play my heart out on both ends of the floor, and I give my all.
I do believe women have different ways of taking risks, of ruminating a bit more before they jump to conclusions. And I think that as a result, particularly on the, on, you know, on the trading floor, in the financial markets in general, the approach would be different.
There are still times when I am walking up, and I look at the Capitol, and I think, ‘Oh my goodness.’ Right now, I am kind of scared to go onto the floor and speak. Once I get used to it, though, they probably won’t be able to keep me off there.
As a small guard, you need to understand how you impact the game and make sure you impact it in the way that you can showcase your talent on the floor and having that understanding of the game. Tony Bennett was a smaller guard, too. We all have different strengths.
I traced the marley floor with my pointe shoes, and imagine myself on the stage, not as a member of the corps, but as a principal dancer. It felt right. It felt like a promise. Some day, somehow, it was going to happen for me.
I certainly love a boogie and once the music starts I’m usually one of the first out there on the dance floor.
I’m not particularly a feminist, but if you get women off the animal cycle of reproduction and give them some say in how many children they’ll have, immediately the floor will rise.
The days of the heavyweight champion as civil rights leader are long gone. You think you’d see Ali rolling around on the floor of an ESPN Zone? I don’t think so.
I would love playing with a guy like Porzingis who can score, stretch the floor, who can do a lot, a lot of different things. But I could see myself doing some pretty good things with other teams, too.
When I was playing, it was me playing both ends of the floor, playing offense, playing defense and I gave the ball up with assists. It wasn’t like me doing one thing, scoring 25 and having three assists and one steal.
My spine healed incorrectly. There were long periods when I’d be perfectly all right, and then there were many other times when I wasn’t, when my back would give out and throw me down to the floor amid waves of nauseating pain.
I’ve always been a basketball player. My earliest memories are of playing basketball. I was born playing it. It’s why I’m so comfortable on the floor.
I never see Oti! I see her on the dance floor, I see her shortly at the after party but that’s it. In the week she’s doing her ‘Strictly’ zoom and I hardly ever see her.
I definitely rediscovered reading for pleasure by devoting such a large swath of my time to sitting on airplanes. I am now painfully adept at removing my shoes so as to have the least amount of foot surface area touching an airport floor.
I found out some of the spots on the floor that I like to shoot – do my little floater shots, my pull-up shots, being able to get all the way to the rim. By me doing that, it’s kind of opened up my 3-point shot.
I like being on the floor, listening in on the huddles. It makes me feel like a player again.
I know what I do for my team and what my teammates expect of me on both ends of the floor.
I was living out on Long Island in Baldwin, New York when Hurricane Sandy hit. With the storm surge, the whole first floor of our house was under about three feet of water. We lost a lot of valuable stuff – sentimental stuff like pictures and Christmas ornaments. Nobody expected flooding that bad.
I’m not gonna lie, I love Usain Bolt and Serena Williams. What I love about Serena is that she just gets on the floor and she dominates. She handles her business very well, I respect that.
When you see the floor and you understand the game and you’re trying to break it down with what you have in front of you, you can do it offensively and defensively. And you try to take advantage of it both ways. You see where the offense’s head is and you can kind of read what you want to do.
I got in a fight one time with a really big guy, and he said, ‘I’m going to mop the floor with your face.’ I said, ‘You’ll be sorry.’ He said, ‘Oh, yeah? Why?’ I said, ‘Well, you won’t be able to get into the corners very well.’
I was very young, but I just remember going to school every day in England, which I didn’t enjoy. Every day, as soon as the bell would ring, we would go out and be on this little – it looked like a basketball court, but it was a soccer court with goals and a hard floor.
Over the years, I pride myself on being more than just a spot-up shooter. I’ve gotta put the ball on the floor. I’ve got to post up and drive the ball from the perimeter and get to the basket – all the stuff I was actually doing that helped us win the championship.
The only difference between the Republican and Democratic parties is the velocities with which their knees hit the floor when corporations knock on their door. That’s the only difference.
I know what my comfort zones are. But without a back-up, I will never step out of my comfort zone. I don’t go bungee jumping; I won’t jump from the third floor without a safety net. I don’t do such things. That’s not my personality type.
We had a very energetic floor manager and he was always jumping around all over the place. The director would send down messages like, Can you tell that actor to calm down?
Don’t throw petals on the floor if they have no meaning. I would rather have a fun, casual relationship than have someone pretending they’re completely in love with me.
My parents said that I was nine months old and would throw myself out of the crib onto the floor continually. As soon as they left the room after putting me back in they’d hear a big bump and I’d be on the floor again.
The focus is on melody: If you get it right, and it connects to the mass audience, it doesn’t matter if it’s a studio album or played on the dance floor.
I remember, when I was at school, we would have a 10-minute storytelling session where we’d all sit on the floor cross-legged, and the teacher would read. It became something we all really looked forward to. That was part of the reason I grew to love stories.
I don’t want to hear again from the attorney general or anyone on this floor that this government has shown it can be trusted to use the power we give it with restraint and care.
We toured the U.S. and Canada for two years, which was a lot of fun. It was very much a do-it-yourself, punk-rock ethic of booking your own shows, sometimes sleeping on the floor of the club you had played or meeting folks that would take you in, or sleeping on the side of the road or at rest stops in the car.
When an executive walked on our floor, it was at their own risk. As far as what others thought of working for me, I know I was very tough at times, and would storm down the hall after watching some bad animation from Korea. But overall, I feel we had a good time.
One tequila, two tequila, three tequila, floor.
Most ceramic plates, bowls, and cups have an unglazed rim around the very bottom, where the piece was in contact with the floor of the kiln. This unglazed ceramic is harder than metal and can be used just like a sharpening stone.
The family and friends and the people I surround myself allow me to keep my feet firmly on the floor and not get too big-headed.
The point guard is always the leader on the floor, regardless: the extension out there on the floor for the coach.
When you’re on the court, there is certain things that you would do that you wouldn’t do off the court. When you get off, you obviously have to be gracious and a humble person. When you are on the floor, be a team player. Championships are what you are defined by – legacy. Go about things the right way.
For years I wrote in my basement. More recently I graduated to one floor above, an office with all my books and music and – ta da! – a window.
I thought I was a pretty good physical specimen. But there was a teenager from Brooklyn, who basically wiped the floor with me on the street. He gave me a punch that I didn’t even feel. All I knew I was looking up at the sky. I tried to fight him, and I got a number of injuries after that.
I would like to be the kind of coach who gets text messages and phone calls from players years after I coach them, because we had something that is bigger than just being on the floor.
It’s like all guys want to do is make a dunk, grab their shirt and yell out and scream – they could be down 30 points but that’s what they do. Okay, so you made a dunk. Get back down the floor on defense!
Conversation didn’t seem necessary when I put the accordion down and swung some young lady around the floor.
When I watched Ellen come out in ’97, my jaw was on the floor. I thought, There are some people who break the doors down, hold them open, and some people who walk right through.
There’s nothing I like more than being on a dance floor with a thousand people feeling love for humanity.
You can feel the drums, and you can feel the bass. So, being able to feel the music through the floor, it makes me feel like I’m a part of the band and not just the only person in the room who doesn’t really understand what’s going on.
When I first started, it was so male-heavy, so male-dominated, that on the 18th floor of the criminal courts building, which was where I worked, there were three men’s bathrooms and only one women’s bathroom.
I’m Jewish. I don’t work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor.
I’ve never been in this position where I’ve had to take an ‘X’ amount of shots, where I’ve had to focus on scoring. All of my career has been being a defensive player just running the floor.
I wanna be a coach on the floor.
I guess I had passed out and fell on the floor. I was out cold for 16 hours. I woke up and one whole side of my face was bruised. I just knew that something like that could happen, and you may never wake up from it. Everything changed for me after that day.
My personality, if I was healthy enough to play, I’m going to play! I felt that at 75, 80 percent, even if I had a sprained ankle, if I’m out there on the floor, I could be Deion Sanders.
I think I have the ability to be athletic on both ends of the floor, so I just need to go out there and play with a lot of energy, a lot of enthusiasm.
I was a farm kid from the plains of South Venezuela, from a very poor family. I grew up in a palm tree house with an earthen floor.
I had a paint pony called Half-Pint, and I rode her in Madison Square Garden, and that was my first big show. But my first real pony was this red pony called Chantal. He was absolutely amazing. He was a great pony, except he did spin me off a couple of times! I would blink, and then I would be on the floor.
I get verbal diarrhea in the writers’ room. I just tell everyone a million anecdotes and stories and craziness, and we all double up on the floor laughing.
I love to sing swing and shuffle stuff. Radio may not play it coast to coast, but I love playing them. Man, they fill the dance floor up. People who live the night life at these honky-tonks eat this stuff up.
I used to be on the kitchen floor, crying, wasted and thinking of lyrics. That was the only way I could create – as a tortured artist. I’ve learned that you can be stable and taking care of yourself and still create beautiful work.
House Democrats have tried to increase port security funding on this House floor four times over the last 4 years, and House Republicans have defeated our efforts every single time.
If forced to choose between a book and a Kindle, I’d opt for the comfort and ease of bound pages. I mean, I can’t break a book if I drop it on a cement floor.
When I was little, whenever I got out of the shower, I never wanted to touch the floor because once you touch the floor, your feet are dirty again. So in the shower, I used to put my socks on already without drying them off.
I usually shower the night before, lay out all my clothes on the floor, so then I just fall into them, clean my teeth, stumble out the door, get into my car and go wherever it is that we’re shooting. You have breakfast on set.
Girls love guys who dance, and I’m definitely going to be the first one on the dance floor. Usually, you just see guys sitting around, but I definitely don’t hold back when it comes to dancing.
A lot of people celebrate their past, but I don’t look at it all. I don’t Google myself; I focus on the future. This is a volatile profession, and the moment you start thinking you’ve got something, that’s when the floor beneath you falls through, so I hope to make more movies and TV shows.
As this is the first time I have had the floor, it may be well for me now to confess, that I am in the habit of freely imputing errors to my fellow-men.
Time and time again, as a boy, I was humiliated. I celebrated my first day in long pants by going to a dance where I fell sprawling on the floor, and was so ashamed that I jumped up, ran away and left my girl to get home the best way she could.
Tap was against everything I had learned to do. I was pulled up as a ballet dancer, and I wasn’t used to pounding the floor with bent knees.
The biggest thing is bringing energy and leadership on both ends of the floor. The player I want to be, and know I can be, that caliber, does so.
When I left school I went onto the shop floor, working 12-hour shifts in a TV factory. My workmates were sharp, skilled and all capable of enjoying higher education – but they didn’t have that opportunity.
I pray that God keeps me safe on the floor, and that I’m able to have a good attitude towards my teammates.
You can’t invent Google, Facebook or the iPod unless you’ve mastered the basics, are willing to put in long hours and can pick yourself up from the floor when life knocks you down the first 10 times.
Thankfully, I’ve got great support around me to keep my feet on the floor.
Offense, defense – on both ends of the floor – figuring that out. I’ll keep watching the film and see where I can keep getting better.
I lie around the floor with my cats Billy and Jazz or watch DVDs with my best friends.
I remember in one parish a terrible row over the ideal size of mince pies, and in another two great ladies dashing trays of pancakes to the vicarage floor in a controversy over whether to roll or to fold. But the real arena for food combat is television.
There would be weeks when I’d just go to Paris on a cheap ticket, sleep on my friend’s floor, and just do a show because I knew I was going to do a show. Do it, get home, see it on my timeline, and be happy that I was just working.
I got hit by the bug of reading – not via a person, but via the one-room library in our small town. I remember that the children’s books were in the right-hand corner near the floor. Often when I went there, I was the only visitor.
In our house, everybody is always dancing around and singing. We have a dance floor outside at our house, a big, huge dance floor that we all dance on.
I live on the ground floor, so I have these lacy curtains during the day and then as soon as it gets dark, I’m like, ‘Blackout blinds! Shutters!’ I like being more private.
The way they heat their homes in Korea is to put bricks under the floors, so the heat actually radiates from underneath the floor.
I’m not saying the games are fixed, because they are not. But they definitely program and train these referees to go out on the floor, and look for certain things, to put teams at advantages or disadvantages, based on who’s up or down in the series.
I think I can beat Usher on the dance floor.
The pace is different on a film set. It’s slightly slower, allowing for a little more wiggle room. Sometimes there is a bit more room to explore and work on the floor. On a TV set, you really have to be ultra-prepared and ready to deliver because time is so tight. Not that you don’t have to be prepared for film.
I think I can just bring shooting to stretch the floor.
I once did a gig at an office Christmas party in the showroom floor of a friend’s father’s home appliance shop in the suburbs of Melbourne. It was to a much older crowd. Without a microphone. Or a stage. With the queue for the buffet behind me.
In my new IFC comedy game show, ‘Bunk,’ we actually use our intern Patrick as a human timer – giving contestants the time it takes for him to wade through a bag of broken glass for a razor blade, to get gum out of his hair, to pick up every strand from a box of spaghetti I spill on the floor, etc, etc.
Do you all have a living room floor or a bedroom floor? Then you can write a book.
I like attractive people who aren’t so terribly aware that they are attractive… people who aren’t afraid to roll on the floor and make fools out of themselves.
I just want to bring positive energy. When I’m out there, be a leader on the floor – do the little things.
The main part of the house is a deep red and I have butterscotch carpet. And I have a bathroom with leopard skin floor, wallpaper and toilet.
It’s about just staying healthy, being on the floor, doing what you do. That’s my niche, really. That’s what I bring to the table. And every night I step on the floor, I just try to go out there and be aggressive, attack the boards, rebound the basketball, and give my team a chance to score.
The minute I stepped foot on the shop floor and started serving in a retail environment, I knew it was the career for me. I was a shop assistant for just one day, and I thought, ‘This is it. This is the rest of my life. This is all I want to do.’
As happy as I am off the floor, on the floor I’m the opposite. I don’t take any crap.
About the time you think you are getting to know the moves in this game, someone comes along and does everything but undress you on the basketball floor. Standing there under the basket with your hands cupped – and finding that you don’t have the ball in them – is a great little old leveler.
I don’t like being scored on on the floor.
There is this strange fog of being a young man that I would refer to as soft time. Time does not go forward there. It’s a series of doors that kind of wind back into one another, like a series of doors in the upper floor of a house. You revisit the same lessons over and over again, or you choose to ignore them.
There was a little nook on Air Force Two that contained the vice presidential seal, and I would sort of wedge myself in there and grade papers on the floor.
Individually, yeah, I want to be the best version of me. But I want to make everyone else feel comfortable on the floor where they can go out there and they are just playing their game. That’s when I’m the happiest, when every guy on the floor is just being that.
Given how majestically slim she always was, it’s a little odd to admit that I can remember bellowing that Whitney Houston was The Heavyweight Champion of the World! on the MTV News floor back in the ’90s.
The thing with NBA teams, a lot of times they just want to get you back on the floor to play, so as a player you’ve got to be very, very smart.
You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
On ‘Oz’ one day, I got a chunk of a camera embedded in my head, and I was passed out on the floor geysering blood while the set medic stood over me, freaking out. No help whatsoever. I ended up going to the ER and getting nine stitches in my head – real Frankenstein stitches.
If you have a guy like Jermaine, it’s a pain in the neck. When we were on the road together in Europe, Jesus, I had to kick the girls off of him. I mean, they throw themselves on the floor and take off their hats.
I work better under pressure. I was the local badminton champion when I was a kid, and there was another girl who used to thrash me for the five days leading up to the tournament and then I would just nail her to the floor in the competition.
Then they held my mouth shut for a while and hit me in the face, and with a whip across chest and back. I then collapsed, rolled on the floor, always keeping face down and no longer replied to any of their questions.
As a player you do kind of see you might need to get something going. Maybe it’s diving on the ball, diving on the floor for a loose ball. Or maybe it’s something that’ll just energize the team, a lob dunk or a great pass or a great defensive play or an open shot, anything.
I believe I never finished playing Sherry Palmer, that’s why when the thought they shot and killed me, Penny’s butt kept breathing on the floor, because I believe that she never died. I just feel like that’s a character that I would want to play to feel a completion, because I never really completed playing her.
I was a floor model at I. Magnin. I’m 5 feet 7, but my legs weren’t long enough to be a big-time model. From the knees up, everything is long, but from ankle to knee, if I was in proportion, I’d be 5 feet 9.
I love running the floor and doing crazy dunks. I think I bring a lot of enthusiasm to the team.
That’s something I can never lose: my love for the art of rap. As I grew older and became more interested in song writing, it just pushed my possibilities further. I always have to have a foot firmly on the floor as a rapper, because that’s how I started.
When we went to see the first rough cuts of ‘Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence,’ I fell to the floor because my acting was so bad. I wrote music to compensate for my bad acting.
I just care about winning and doing what I can while I’m on the floor.
No, I got my web site going and said I have the record out. People were just falling on the floor – they couldn’t believe it – after all that time. You know, it wasn’t a compilation, it was new songs.
I like feeling strong. It keeps my mental floor higher.
Dance is in the air, pirouettes, very difficult. Mime is on the floor, like Spanish dancing perhaps, and very often in slow motion.
I have maintained a low profile throughout my career but have always done things in my own unique way, be it dancing or dressing up. On the dance floor, I had my own unique steps and often had to lead my choreographer.
I love to vacuum. There’s just something so satisfying about hearing detritus sucked up into a vacuum. Sand makes such a great sound when being vacuumed off a hardwood floor.
In yoga we say ‘you want to ground to the floor.’ Getting yourself to motivate is about putting your feet on the floor, grounding and going. It’s one of the most important forces we can have.
I did floor and I did the balance beam, so, you know, dancing on two Jaguar hoods, it was a snap!
I lived in Bandra East, on the 12th floor. There was a small earthquake; I could feel the building shaking. I was halfway down the stairs when I realised I’d forgotten my laptop, and all my scripts were on it. If I lost the laptop, I’d lose all my work. I ran back up to get it!
I think I brought something different to the NBA. I brought that I can do pretty much everything on the floor.
If I want any shot at getting on the floor, I gotta know what I’m doing defensively.
I don’t clean, I don’t make the bed. I spend my salary. I worry a lot. I just don’t worry about socks on the floor.
If we lost, then who won? Did Al Qaida win? When on the floor of the House of Representatives they cheer – they cheer – when they pass a withdrawal motion that is a certain date for surrender, what were they cheering? Surrender? Defeat?
I’ve jumped off pianos, I stopped climbing up curtains when the screws popped once and I fell to the floor like a Looney Tunes cartoon character, and ended up off for six months because of a broken ankle.
‘Gorilla Man’ is a composite of a few individuals, but the song itself was actually inspired by James Taylor. I spied his ‘Gorilla’ album laying on my floor and in some altered state, instantly started singing the chorus. It was fun to write. There’s an old notebook with at least three more verses in it somewhere.
Sometimes I hear the crowd cheering, and most of the time your body’s on auto pilot, so sometimes even after I do a floor routine, I’m like, ‘Did I really just do that?’
Stuttering is painful. In Sunday school, I’d try to read my lessons, and the children behind me were falling on the floor with laughter.
I have no system of writing. It’s chaos. I could be upside down on my bedroom floor; I’ll be scribbling on a pad that I’ll then lose. I’ll be on the toilet with my laptop on, sitting in the pub with my iPad.
Before, I would play a little hoops, a little tennis. Now it’s more yoga, Pilates, stretching, some light weight work, push-ups, sit-ups, resistance things. When I used to live on the eleventh floor, I would take the steps. I don’t do that so much now. I’m taking the elevator a bit more these days.
The ideal job letter starts with a brilliant light. Then we realize that this brilliant light is actually sunlight, shafts of it, pouring through trees onto a thick bed of pine needles. Soft dusty resin floats in the sun shafts, invitingly. The smell of pine and sap rises from the forest floor. A twig snaps underfoot.
Life is intrinsically, well, boring and dangerous at the same time. At any given moment the floor may open up. Of course, it almost never does; that’s what makes it so boring.
We are over 60 percent water by weight. We’re just a big ball of… blob of water, with enough organic thickener added so we don’t dribble away on the floor.
Every day when I get on the floor I give it my all and play because you never know what tomorrow holds.
The Republican Party is bringing out here onto the floor of Congress an all-out assault on the protection of the rights of people who work in the fields of our country, in the factories of our country, in the offices of our country.
I really try to handle my business on the floor.
I’ll always have a score-first mentality, because that is my bread and butter on the floor.
When you have 20,000 people yelling and screaming at you, four other guys can concentrate on the floor. So every time I touch the basketball and everyone is yelling and chanting and doing things towards me, well, four other guys can concentrate.
A lot of times, people think of selfish, and they think of offense, but you can be selfish on the defensive end of the floor, too. If you don’t uphold your end of our schemes and your responsibilities within those schemes, then you’re being just as selfish.
You just keep your feet on the floor. I never feel I get too high and I never feel I get too low about things. Everyone else may deal with things like that differently but that is just how I go about it.
The release of ‘Lungs’ was so hard. It was terrifying, because it was the first time doing everything. The first experiences of media exposure were almost paralysing. I spent a lot of time crying on the floor of the studio – it sent me a bit mad.
I always wanted to play both ends of the floor. I never wanted to be one-dimensional.
The great thing about being a print journalist is that you are permitted to duck. Cameramen get killed while the writers are flat on the floor. A war correspondent for the BBC dedicated his memoir to 50 fallen colleagues, and I guarantee you they were all taking pictures. I am only alive because I am such a chicken.
The whole cast of ‘Company’ was invited to Hal Prince’s house. This is one of the highlights of my life. We all sat in the living room. Sitting on the floor, I was right by the piano.
For me, the energy when I’m DJ’ing should be about the dance floor and not about the person performing.
What makes me unique is my ability to adapt to different situations and switch onto smaller guards and stay out there. Another component to being out there on the floor – and this is something that I learned as my college career went on – was staying on the floor, literally, comes down to not picking up fouls.
As an older dad you can certainly get down on the floor. The problem is can you get up again?
When you use the word ‘filibuster,’ most of us in America – and I count myself among them – envision it as the ability to hold the floor on rare occasions to speak at length and make your point emphatically and even delay progress by taking hours.
I really think the more talent people have, the more polite they are: Laurence Olivier and Alec Guinness always arrived on time and were impeccably behaved. It’s only the gutter snipes who leave their lipstick on the studio floor – and that’s just the men.
I have great childhood memories of my mother baking, and I was always a willing participant, especially if it meant I could revarnish the kitchen floor with treacle.
I write on weekends, on vacation, and, really – on deadline and on my floor. Both terrible for the back.
I have the highest goals for myself. That’s going out there and being the best player on the floor every time. That’s my mentality. If it’s Michael Jordan, you know, that’s the mentality I take to the court.
I swear to God, I went in to buy bikinis, and the lady’s like, ‘You’re not getting out of this store ’til you get down there and show me what you do for those abs and the arms.’ She wouldn’t sell me my bikinis! I had to get on the floor and do the stomach thing.
When you’re playing against a whole bunch of All-Stars, it’s like a video game. There’s so much talent on the floor at once.
There’s nothing like seeing your floor clear because you organized and cleared the space of all that clutter. That’s how I feel when I go to my therapist.
I grew up in the age of radio. That was my main boyhood form of entertainment: lying on the living room floor with my ears affixed to the radio. I loved shows like ‘The Phantom,’ ‘Cisco Kid,’ and even ‘Happy Theater’ when I was younger.
It was the corner sweet-shop in Australia that first piqued my interest in interior design. I went into this space with a mixture of apprehension and excitement as a child. It was filled, floor to ceiling, with the most incredible rounded glass bowls filled to the brim with bonbons, buttons, and sweets.
When I got started, I was a sideshow. At my first Consumer Electronics Show, in 1977 in Chicago, people came from all over the floor to see the ‘lady programmer.’ They had me dressed in a turquoise lab coat with my name embroidered on the pocket.
Obviously, everyone goes in the gym and does the biceps bells and the bench press, but when you’re injured, you work on your core, your pelvic floor, your groins, on glutes, and muscles you wouldn’t really know about. It does make you a stronger player all round in terms of injury prevention.
While the male eye zooms in on a particular element to the exclusion of all else, a woman’s gaze flickers from one tedious task to the next, to the point where we can’t distinguish between the importance of mopping the kitchen floor and achieving world peace.
If no one ever took risks, Michaelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor.
Broadcasts from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange have propelled once-obscure financial journalists such as Maria Bartiromo to celebrity status and made CNBC to investors what ESPN is to sports fans.
Walking the floor at a con dressed as Chewbacca, you might as well be Bono. I mean it’s ridiculous. People just walk up and grab you and hold you, because they love Chewbacca so much.
‘Rent-a-tile’ means when you go to a dance hall, some people take the middle of the dance floor and do their thing.
Success is like a high-rise building I’m on the first floor. There are a lot of people in the basement or the parking lot but I was lucky enough to have made it to the first floor and I’m looking to make it to the penthouse.
I slept on a friend’s kitchen floor for a year and a half.
Once I had the opportunity to get my feet wet and play and enjoy this game, I just wanted to be on the floor at all times.
We had to recreate the banks of the river Yamuna on a studio floor. It wasn’t easy… or cheap.
I keep my phone on the floor in my bedroom, and I turn the sound off when I sleep, but I never really turn my phone off.
There are real consequences when women speak out. It’s really dangerous, and it takes real courage. We are still speaking out against a white male majority. Forget the glass ceiling. We haven’t even broken the glass floor!
Cary Grant and I were doing a play in New York. He had a crush on me. Whenever we went to a party, he would always sit on the floor beside me. I thought that was kind of beautiful, like that’s where he wanted to be.
The floor of Christendom and elsewhere is littered with wrecks made by old prophets. God won’t stand nonsense from any man. Every man has to choose between Christ and Barabbas, and every Christian between God and some old prophet.
I can’t be impatient. It would show on the floor, and I won’t compete if I’m thinking about getting the ball.
If I’m at a party, and there are lots of people running around, you’ll most likely find me on the floor, painting… I want to be at the party, but I want to do something. I’m just not very idle at all.
I just go to work, come home. And my wife lets me throw my clothes on the floor, and she doesn’t say anything, so I must be making some money.
But to the slave mother New Year’s day comes laden with peculiar sorrows. She sits on her cold cabin floor, watching the children who may all be torn from her the next morning; and often does she wish that she and they might die before the day dawns.
I just control what I can control. Getting better every time I step onto the floor.
They say it’s all fake, but there’s nothing fake when a guy picks you up and slams you down or throws you out of the ring onto a concrete floor. They say, ‘Yeah, but you know how to land.’ Well, you try landing on a concrete floor.
I’m not a gun nut, but go out on my porch. Look around – what’s there? Zero, nothing. If I had a problem out here, well, the police would arrive just in time to draw the chalk outline on my floor.
When I was a young actor, in my first apartment, the first thing I bought was a Steinway piano. There was no bed at first. I slept on the floor.
I’m an electrical engineer, and when I first started out, there was nobody who looked like me out there. I worked at Qualcomm, and I remember coming into meeting rooms, and I could never get the floor. I could never get my opinion across.
Nobody could like Donald Trump, surely, except his mother. No one really likes The Donald. But how can you not have respect for a guy who’s been down on the floor and just keeps coming back? Nothing will keep Donald Trump down until they drive a wooden stake in his heart and a silver bullet in his brain.
I always say that I know I’ll be done playing basketball when I stop fighting on the floor. If you don’t play with that edge or that competitive spirit, you’re just another player out there. I can only speak for myself, but when I don’t play with that fight then I’m just ordinary.
I can appreciate people for being able to go that fast with their left hand, man. But I just can’t groove to that beat. I’m sorry. It’s just like somebody sweeping the floor or something – tik tik tik tik tik. It just doesn’t really jam to me.
I believe I fill in every box on both ends of the floor.
If you look at the back pages of ‘New York Times Magazine,’ and they talk about these 6.5-million-dollar condos with a great view, like you’re going to pay for a great view. Well, the top floor of the projects have a great view, too.
I feel comfortable whenever I step on the floor.
I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.
I’ve always been a mellow guy. I’m just more competitive when I’m on the floor.
When I started walking and I looked down and I saw on the floor this water, which looked like, you know, water in your basement except it happened to be in the auxiliary building of a nuclear power plant.
I think when you look at architectural photography it doesn’t help to have piles of old clothes lying on the floor. Architectural photography sets up an artifice.
The floor exercise is a way to express your personality.
From a building right in front of my windows, I can observe the speed of the sunrises and sunsets. The voices of children playing, laughing, yelling, and crying on the playground crawl up to the eighth floor, where I write. Their voices sound so innocent from a distance.
The closest I’ve come to being on a reality TV show is C-SPAN’s live coverage of the Senate floor.
In 2006, when doing a live stage show in Ireland, I tried for the first time to instantly induct a subject on stage, something I had never done before, nor did I know if it would ever work. The result almost cost me my career; the man I grabbed and instantly inducted went out cold and fell to the floor.
I got kicked out of a club for sticking up for my sister. And I got into a fight that was basically hair pulling and rolling around on the gym floor. The fights make me sound like a hell-raiser, but I’m not proud of them.
I’ve always been into 1939 and the New York World’s Fair. And I lived on 39th Street and on the 39th floor. Once you pick a number that means something to you, then you notice it everywhere.
Feverishly we cleared away the remaining last scraps of rubbish on the floor of the passage before the doorway, until we had only the clean sealed doorway before us.
No one’s built like me. I play 110% on both ends of the floor.
In a sad twist of fate, the bill to reauthorize the Patriot Act was debated on the floor of the House of Representatives the same day that terrorists struck again.
We all know the sense of comfort of which we are conscious when a good half of the floor space in a room is unencumbered; this seems to offer us the agreeable possibility of moving about freely.
Nurturing a project from the ground floor is something I’ve been wanting to do.
We ended up all living in a one-bedroom apartment that cost $80 a month and sleeping on the floor. My jacket was my first pillow. We really had nothing at all.
I’ve always been the point guard, always been the floor general out there, and it’s helped me see things I didn’t previously see on offense from a shooting guard standpoint.
My grandfather used to be a chef and I remember going to his restaurant to peel potatoes and clean his floor. He used to go out and kiss all the girls in the restaurant and I thought ‘oh this is good… one day I want to be like him.’
My dad used to have an expression – ‘It is the lucky person who gets up in the morning, puts both feet on the floor, knows what they are about to do, and thinks it still matters.’
I’d like to see a comprehensive gun control bill brought to the floor, but if we have to do it in several votes, that’s fine, too. But give us the vote. Let us make our case to our colleagues on the floor and have a vote.
If you ever get rich and famous, by definition you are special. You have done something special, and therefore you start to behave special. Then if the floor drops out, and you become down and out, you have a really new perspective.
That’s what I do – I run the floor, I run the wing. Either get easy layups or transition threes.
I went to a girls’ school, and it was awful. The combination of my teenage anger and their jealousy meant I was always getting into fights. There was a lot of pulling of hair and scratching of faces and rolling around on the floor.
I would just go out and play every game and leave it all out on the floor, and I guess I had the talent to get into a great college like UCLA.
I can’t really explain how some games I can get so many rebounds and some I can’t. It just comes down to being aggressive and really going for it on both ends of the floor.
Every collaboration with a new person is like when you take a bin of Legos and dump them on the floor. All of the pieces to work with are right there. A floor full of Legos is full of possibilities.
I was married for 30 years. Isn’t that enough? I’ve had my share of dirty underwear on the floor.
I had a financial page to write in the Mail on Sunday where I’d give tips on shares. I worked there for two and a half years. Nothing compares to the burst of energy felt on a newsroom floor when a big story breaks.
A lot of good pick-and-roll players keep the defenders on their back so they can see the whole floor.
I think confidence is a key thing in this league and I want everyone that’s on the floor with me to be just as confident as I am.
Fans love Sosa for his exuberance, for the kisses he blows to his mother, wife and four children. He is Slammin’ Sammy, a fairy-tale figure rising from poverty in the Dominican Republic to the 55th floor above Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive.
I can play off the ball some, and that’s fine with me as long as I can be out on the floor. But I am definitely more natural as a point guard than I am as a two guard.
I busted out of the place in a hurry and went to a saloon and drank beer and said that for the rest of my life I’d never take a job in a place where you couldn’t throw cigarette butts on the floor. I was hooked on this writing for newspapers and magazines.
As a defender it can also be more frustrating to play in Italy because referees do not tolerate too much physical contact. I loved the physical nature of the game in England, but in Serie A I only have to look at a player and they sometimes fall to the floor!
Arriving home on a weeknight is guaranteed to be the least relaxing part of my day. The door opens, and two Tasmanian devil-children fly at me, showing me art projects and asking for snacks. My bag has barely hit the floor before I’m off doing 20 things at once, none of which is preparing dinner.
Obscene salaries send the wrong message through a company. The message is that all brilliance emanates from the top; that the worker on the floor of the store or the factory is insignificant.
We climbed the stairs to the third floor, where Osama bin Laden died early in the morning of May 2, 2011.
I am somebody who has never been able to give up ’60s habits. I am the inevitable old codger on the dance floor.
I’m finally living the way I always thought people in New York were supposed to live. I have a bright, sun-filled lovely apartment on the 24th floor with a view of the river and the city. Most of all, I’m happy.
I try to space the floor and use my athletic ability to get to the rim… I try to get the best of both worlds.
I said, other people can write songs, let’s see if I can. So the first 400 or 500 wound up on the floor somewhere. Then I wrote one called Melissa.
I focus more on bars and beam just because those are my strongest events, and I just try and maintain whatever I can do on floor and vault. I’m consistently training on all events.
Shy is the oyster, fervent is the clam, peaceful is the ocean floor rocked by the sands of time.
Are you really sure that a floor can’t also be a ceiling?
My night stand is more like a geological structure: a bunch of books piled on the floor with its own strata.
I have very short arms. I can’t really reach down and pick things off the floor when they fall. I can’t really reach up and get things out of the cupboard.
At the end of my daily yoga routine, lying on the floor in Corpse Pose, I feel as though I am floating in a sea of pure love.
All of my friends at drama school were still sat on the floor doing voice exercises and I was doing scenes with David Tennant and Catherine Tate.
As a child my life was shrouded by fear. Every night I would crawl into the alcove outside my sisters’ bedrooms and sleep on the floor, just to feel as though I wasn’t alone.
I’m a numbers guy, and I think numbers sometimes tell stories and sometimes they don’t. When you look at the NBA, when teams shoot 45% or better from the floor, what is their record? And if they shoot under that what is their record?
The last thing we need is yet another makeup company. Even I have a nervous breakdown when I go through the department store makeup floor.
I lose tons of stuff on the cutting room floor. For Scary Movie 3, for example, we had a lot of Matrix spoofs, a Hulk scene, and some of that stuff just doesn’t hold up – it’s too much plot, audiences just didn’t want to hear about it.
I must have been six or seven years old at the time. My family lived on the bottom floor of a two-story house on Cruger Avenue in the Bronx, and every night at 9:30, I sat by my little radio in our kitchen and listened to a half hour of Bing’s records regularly spilling out over WNEW.
I am the world’s most appalling martial artist. I am so bad. I’ve studied jujitsu, kickboxing, t’ai chi. Once, I was sparring with someone, made a mistake, and managed to knock them down. I was so shocked that I dropped to my knees to see if they were all right, and then they knocked me out cold. From the floor.
The ideal vacuum cleaner would be one you never see. It needs to not just be a cool gadget, but a product that cleans your floor correctly. I can imagine people having a cupboard full of robots that only come out when you need them to fulfil a specific purpose.
I love performing in the U.K. Everyone is always up for it and brings all their energy to the dance floor.
Matt Leinart’s L.A. duplex looks more like a Chuck E. Cheese safe house than a millionaire jock’s crash pad. There’s the requisite leather couch and flat-screen television, but the rest of the ground floor is bare except for a pile of Nick Jr. DVDs, a high chair, and a SpongeBob SquarePants director’s chair.
Aim for the sky and you’ll reach the ceiling. Aim for the ceiling and you’ll stay on the floor.
‘Love Story’ I wrote on my bedroom floor in about 20 minutes.
I have a goal to be the best player every time I touch that floor. Just be the best me.
I’m just looking to go out there and win and do whatever I can to help my team win. I just want to be helpful on the floor.
I need to be able to be at a gig and just put my bag on the floor and not worry about it being stood on or getting ruined. You want a bag that can go through anything. And a little bit of softness is always lovely. If I don’t have a dog, I can just pet my bag!
I pointed out on the floor last year, after Hurricane Katrina, we were very proud that one of our National Guard engineering battalions was called to Louisiana. And they did a magnificent job.
It’s going to be labor-intensive and time-consuming, but you need to take all the books down and put them on the floor. Take them down and spread them in one area. Physically pick each book up, one by one. If the book inspires you, keep it. If not, it goes out. That’s the standard by which you decide.
In December 2014, Uber held its annual holiday party on an unfurnished floor at its swank, mood-lit headquarters in San Francisco. Employees and investors attended in flamboyant attire from the Roaring ’20s and drank at an open bar into the early morning hours.
If I could be doing anything, I’d be laying on the floor in my birthday suit eating junk food and watching something dumb on TV.
There is one final point I would like to make this week. As I said on the floor of the House during deliberation of this latest supplemental, hope is something Americans should never lose. Let each of us, both by our words and actions, continue to provide that hope.
I ask unanimous consent that I be able to deliver a floor speech on immigration reform in Spanish.
I think if you have a two-story office and you hire someone who’s handicapped, it might be reasonable to let him have an office on the first floor rather than the government saying you have to have a $100,000 elevator.
I used to walk down the Justice Department on the fifth floor and see all those portraits of legendary attorneys general, Griffin Bell and Robert Jackson and people like that. Bill Barr will not be like that.
He doesn’t make it so complicated but just really allows the lyric to come through even though there’s a lot of production going on. I think that’s the key and that’s the magic, it’s making sure that people could still connect with the lyrics while they’re on the dance floor.
Randy Wittman told me not to shoot 3-pointers. That got me very uncomfortable. There were certain labels tagged on me very early in my career, spots on the floor where I felt uncomfortable.
I used to sneak up to the 8th floor and watch Eddie Murphy and Joe Piscopo rehearsing ‘Saturday Night Live’ and could only wonder if I would ever have the chance to be funny. It took me five years to go up the two stories, but it is such a sense of fulfillment to be able to show what I can do on national television.
I invite a variety people on my show with wide-ranging opinions – sometimes even my jaw hits the floor, too – but I let them speak. Whether it’s left, right, or center, I want to expose my viewers to other perspectives. Agree with them or not, the nation needs to listen.
Even at a McFly show, if I don’t have a guitar for a few minutes… and suddenly being on my own, without my band mates and on the dance floor with no instrument and not singing, it will be absolutely terrifying.
I loved the fact that if you put goods on the floor, you could watch them sell.
The biggest thing is chemistry on the floor and winning.
Our store was so small, it had no back or second floor. We just slept on the counter late at night after the store was closed.
I always had this in my head that I could play in this league, that I’m good enough… but of course you have to prove that on the floor.
Off the court I’m always shy, I don’t talk much. On the floor I’m a different guy.
I have high heels in my bags if I need them for a shoot. But I like sneakers. I like being comfortable. I like to sit on the floor with my team and work. I don’t like to sit in fancy chairs. It’s really important to the culture of my company that people understand who they’re working for.
I don’t care what position I’m at. I’m on the floor, I’m playing, I’m thankful for that, so whatever coach tells me to do, I’m going to do.
With confidence, you feel like you can pretty much do anything on the floor.
In the forensic science course I took at university they used photographs of dead bodies. For ballistics they showed us a guy lying on the floor, and his head had burst.
Many children fully realize their parents see them as astonishing creatures and incorporate that into their daily presentations. That is, they throw their stuff on the floor because if you are truly amazing you can pretty much do what you want. Right?
I think that Paul Gasol is the most skilled big man in the NBA today with his ability to post on either block, the way he runs the floor, and the way he can shoot the mid-range jump shot.
Every partner has their strengths, and our responsibility as professionals is to recognize those strengths and capitalize on them, choreographically. You have to translate that chemistry on the dance floor and make their personalities shine.
When I was first started, when I was eighteen, I wrestled for a company that had a very hardcore fanbase and demanded a lot from its wrestlers. So, every single match, I would do every move possible. I would land on the concrete floor; I would land really high on my head just to try to impress the fans.
I’ve changed, and I’ve learned every single year what to do and what not to do. But I still pride myself on going out and doing the right things. Doing what I’m supposed to be doing on both ends of the floor.
My life is at least as intricate as my readers’ lives. People say that ‘The Artist’s Way’ changed their lives, but when they talk about ‘Floor Sample,’ they tell me, ‘I was with you all the way.’
I’ll sit on the floor and cry if I’m having a meltdown. I don’t care.
When I’m playing with my band, I designate different parts to feel different things. The bass pounds in your chest when you go to a concert. It almost replaces your heartbeat. Then the drums you feel on the floor.
When I do documentaries, my best information ends up on the cutting-room floor. People have trouble dealing with sexual honesty.
I check my phone first thing when I wake up in the morning. I usually take it up with me to bed so it’s on the floor next to the bed, although not actually in bed with me, because I really do not want to be the person who sleeps with their phone.
Any spending should be debated openly on the floor of the House and voted on in open session, with the American people having a chance to watch and listen.
Coach Snyder was just a determined guy. I was at the ground floor at Kansas State. I learned a lot from that experience.
I stopped and gazed on the little dull man who was being paid to be a teacher of teachers. I turned and walked to the door, slammed it closed with a bang, and broken glass crashed to the floor. There was uproar behind me in the class, which did not interest me at all.
I was a gymnast and my favorite event was floor because I got to smile.
One-on-one is different than actually going through picks, hitting the floor, playing 5-on-5, getting back in transition, making quick moves without thinking about it.
I got my first job the old-fashioned way: I took an elevator to the top floor of many buildings and walked down floor by floor on the stairs going into every firm and asking the receptionist if she knew of any jobs available.
I love ‘Fire On The Floor.’ It’s just smouldering. I think it’s gonna be a fantastic piece to perform live. It’s filled with passion. It’s about when someone you know is so bad for you, but you can’t help it.
I’ve lost count of the number of blokes who’ve come up to me over the years and said ‘thanks for making it OK for indie guys to get on the dance floor.’
LeBron is like a coach. He is a coach on the floor. He has a great basketball IQ.
I have vertigo. Vertigo makes it feel like the floor is pitching up and down. Things seem to be spinning. It’s like standing on the deck of a ship in really high seas.
If you are a nurturing mother, and a good one, you can go to play groups, sit on the floor and play all the games, and have tea with the other mothers, but wouldn’t you like to think that’s not all there is? That you haven’t hung up your high heels without knowing how to walk in them?
My time at Barnard was fun but stressful. I transferred there from the acting conservatory at NYU, and my Rolling Around On the Floor Pretending to Be a Lion classes didn’t translate into many academic credits.
If you get rid of emotion for a minute and think about the threat of terrorism statistically, it’s not even there. The probability that you will slip on a wet floor in your bathroom and die is a thousand times higher than the probability of you dying as a result of terrorism.
I literally change on the shop floor. I just stand there in my knickers sometimes.
I’m just a basketball player. There’s so much I can do on the floor.
When I walk on stage, it’s the ‘healing floor.’ No matter how bad I’m hurting, I get out there and do it.
Don’t worry about the room being messy! Everything can’t be perfect – you have to let some things go, and it’s better to actually sit down on the floor with your child than spend time worrying about having a perfect house.
I was born in 1935, so I was quite young when the war started. I remember we were in Bath, and it was 1942. We went down into the cellar of our house, and when we came up, I remember seeing all the glass on the floor where all the windows had been shaken out by the bombs.
When I was playing, I had that passion and fire, cussing everybody out, but I had the opportunity to change that being out on the floor. But now that I’m coach, I can still have my passion, but I just have to tone it down.
I’m not a troublemaker. People say, ‘You got into a lot of incidents.’ Yeah, but it was on the basketball floor.
I used to watch my mom put her makeup on for the stage, and it was one of the most special moments. I would sit quietly on the dressing room floor and watch her put her face on. I think she looks most beautiful in the morning when she wakes up with no makeup on… it’s my favorite look on women.
A cardio-funk class – I should have at least taken one of those. But it’s always terrified me. I’m never one to be a dancer on the dance floor, even at a bar or a club.
I shaved my hair. I wore robes. I slept on the floor. We meditated for four to eight hours a day.
I have no control over a film. I don’t know what will be left on the cutting floor.
Because I’m in the media quite a lot now, everyone assumes that everything is fine. People forget I sleep on a mattress on the floor with my son in a house I share with five other people.
Tremendous teammate, that’s what comes to mind when I think of Scottie Pippen. He was a very caring teammate who was always concerned about the team. The way he played and expressed himself on the floor exemplified who he was as a player.
I used to sleep in the T-shirt I wore during the day and whatever ratty old gym shorts I could find on the floor. But one year for Christmas, someone gave me a very chic, comfortable pair of pajamas from Brooks Brothers, and I realized the error of my ways.
I fell through a stage once. I was doing a truly African dance, and all of a sudden, I hit the ground with my foot and went straight through the stage. I guess they didn’t have much money, so the floor was kind of rotting.
I like mixing things up. That makes it more interesting. I love mixing in slower funk with what I do. I’ll add drum and bass and put my foot to the gas pedal and press it to the floor.
When I step forward on the floor, I have the confidence that I’m the best player playing that night and that I am the most prepared at what I need to be doing.
I love to dance. I have always been the first on the dance floor, but I’m not teachable. I couldn’t learn ‘five, six, seven, eight’ if my life depended on it.
Especially in the whip operation, you’re in constant contact with the members and their chiefs of staff, so having a chief who’s approachable and reaches out to other chiefs so people know what’s going – know what they’re looking for in the policy that comes to the House floor – is incredibly important.
As a young girl, I watched my mother hand-stitch thobes while sitting on the floor with a lamp at her side. She would make the small designs of flowers and different shapes. Just thinking about it brings up so many memories of my mother and how proud she was of being Palestinian.
You gotta get into some confrontations sometimes to get the right result on the floor, but I think the bulk of our membership wants us to work out problems before a bill comes to the floor.
Certainly as an actor, half of your work is not going to end up on the screen anyway, because in the editorial process, they need to cut to the other actor in the scene. Very often, your best work ends up on the cutting room floor, because it just doesn’t work with the overall narrative drive of the story.
My friend and I were in a band together and we used to always refer it it as ‘floor-core,’ meaning that we would sit on the floor and play stuff.
If you said to me, ‘Lie down on that concrete floor and fall asleep,’ I could do it. I can sleep anywhere at any time of day on any surface.
I have memories of doing ‘Toys In The Attic’ and being on the floor next to my drums, on my back, laughing.
There are a lot of facets of the triangle I can take advantage of. It does a great job of spacing the floor, getting people in the right spots. It plays to my strengths. I stay around the elbow and blocks.
When I hit the dance floor, I hit the dance floor pretty hard!
When we play in the Pro Tour there’s no crowds in, so you can concentrate better. The others play better as well, there’s players who can’t play too good on TV but on the floor when it’s nice and quiet they can bang them in, let me tell you.
I love to read. I love to stretch. In the morning, I get up, and if I’m not in a hurry, I will lie on the floor on a rug, look through some books and magazines, and maybe listen to music and try to do stretching exercises to tune up.
I like to be pretty streamlined, to maximize our time on the practice floor. I like to make sure I’m respectful of our players’ time.
I found that options traders – the Amex was mainly an options exchange – routinely conspired to keep as wide as possible the spreads between the prices investors paid and the prices floor traders paid for the same securities.
When I was out there on the floor, I think I did pretty good for myself… I’ve never really had enough time to play and actually improve.
Malcolm X found the language that communicated across the board, from college professor to floor sweeper, all at the same time, without demeaning the intellect of either.
I went to NYU Tisch for undergrad, and it was amazing. My life then was extremely experimental with acting. I did crazy theater where we would be rolling around on the floor. I would be playing grandmothers, and clowns, and all this crazy stuff. Then I would be doing Shakespeare eight hours a day.
For a while, gently bumping into my nightstand meant a pile of 50 books clattering onto my head and the floor. After the 10th time this happened, I moved most of the books to a shelf in the spare room. Now, my nightstand is sort of like a bookish country club. And not all books get in.
Well, I don’t throw things. This particular night I brought one from the floor so to speak, and he ended up getting a cut over his head, and the police came, took him to another side of the hotel, and that was like September 6, 1981.
It’s my responsibility to put a team on the floor that will win, and that attracts players.
I saw my father deal with every headache the government threw his way – whether it had to do with the signs on the front of the building or the prices on the showroom floor. He knew he could do better, if government would just get out of the way – and stay out of the way. He was right.
A lot of times we would do covers – Chuck Berry or J.J. Cale or all kinds of cool songs – and whenever we did that I would always listen to the original record and really try to figure out what made it a great record and bring that to the floor.
Spending time on the floor is really important. It’s great to work out of an office, but working the store gives you contact with the customer.
I will dive on the floor for a loose ball. That’s how I’m trained. I can guard a guard if I want to. That’s just that price. I’m not gonna sit here and let you score on me. That’s in my blood.
There is an old story that says that Julia Child dropped a chicken on the floor when she was filming ‘The French Chef.’ And then – that, in fact, is not true. She just, you know, dropped some potatoes she was trying to flip in a pan.
The Soyuz craft weighs tons, and you’re lying on the floor of it on your back. But the Russians do tell you, remember, before you land, stop talking so you don’t bite your tongue off.
You know, maybe I was just born in the wrong time, but I love all things romantic. Puffy understands that. For my last birthday, he covered my hotel room floor with rose petals and had flowers and candles all over the room.
Everyone knows I get off the floor, and I fight until the finish.
Tokens align incentives between developers, contributors, users, and investors. They allow everyone who wants to contribute to a project early the opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
I try not to put my purse on the floor – demons will get into it.
It is very rare that I am just coming up with melodies off the top of my head. I usually am responding to something – it could be chains dragging on the floor – but I am usually responding to something.
Always bake in the center of the oven. A pan placed too close to the bottom of the oven will receive more heat radiating from the oven floor, baking it faster from the bottom. The reverse is true of something baked on the top rack. Always bake in the center for the most even baking and browning all around.
I’m not a flopper. I hate when people say I’m a flopper. I don’t flop. You never see me flying all over the floor. None of that. I barely fall down in games.
I do mat or take floor Pilates class at home. I also take dance lessons at home.
I’ve known Al Franken for over 20 years. He is my friend. He was on the floor of the Senate announcing his resignation. I sat just a few feet away from him. He said it was the worst day in his political life. It was a somber feeling. It was a reality.
Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time.
I’ve got the same mentality every time I step on the floor – play my hardest and just be locked in.
There’s a lot of talented guys, but at the end of the day, you’ve got to go out there and get it. It’s really about who’s competing and who wants it more on both ends of the floor.
Oh, I’m always laughing with the children in ‘Supernanny,’ but you don’t see it because Ricochet decide what to leave on the cutting-room floor and what to keep in.
The gym can serve as an excellent place where kids and young men and women can really empty their issues right on the floor.
Obviously, I don’t want to be too emotional. I just kind of want to use my energy on the court so I can just be able to be effective on both ends of the floor.
A boxing workout is the heaviest thing, but it’s the best. The worst part is that boxing gyms are the smelliest things in the universe. You have to lie down on the floor, where everyone has been sweating and spitting, and do 1,000 situps and push-ups.
It’s like, ‘Oh, great, drag queens can excel!’ – but then the ceiling is so low. You’re only allowed on the first floor; you’re not allowed to go play with the big boys upstairs. Even RuPaul, who’s a massive success, has been limited to where her music career can take her.
I feel like I can run the floor well, rebound and block shots and let the offense come.
The key for me is the way I take care of myself off the floor.
Anyone can be a DJ but it’s understanding how to read a crowd and keeping them on the floor is what takes years of experience.
My mom and dad got divorced, so it was one of those things where Sundays I’d go to Dad’s apartment, and this was, say, 1970-whatever, and it had a pool table on the top floor in a very traditional kind of divorced-dad apartment building.
My rebounding on both ends of the floor is my best quality.
By the end of 1982, the game changed. Muller published her second Sharon McCone novel, Sue Grafton introduced Kinsey Millhone in ‘A Is for Alibi’, and the floor was now open – whether some liked it or not – for more women to claim the tropes of private eye fiction for their own.
For a shot, I had to look like I’ve slipped on wet floor and hurt my back. My director wanted me to just act it out, but I insisted on doing it with water on the floor to make it look authentic. He was against the idea, but I did it and almost broke my back.
You learn a lot about people when you’re sitting on their bathroom floor or on their toilet seat, rifling through their stuff.
The person who dumps garbage into your mind will do you considerably more harm than the person who dumps garbage on your floor, because each load of mind garbage negatively impacts your possibilities and lowers your expectations.
I believe in getting the ball up the floor and trying to take advantage of transition opportunities.
Growing up in Luton, we’d always eat on a cloth, placed on the floor of the living room, with no TV allowed. There were no chairs back in Bangladesh and Dad wanted to keep the tradition, so we never owned a dining table.
There was a week where I was depressed with the rain, and people were telling me to get a light box. But I live on the 14th floor of an apartment complex, and I see the Broadway Bridge and Mount Hood, and it keeps me such company. And like true Oregonians, I don’t carry an umbrella anymore.
If you’re a beach person or a golfer, Key West is not for you. Most of the sand has been imported, and the water is shallow until you’ve waded far out, and all the way the sea floor is covered with yucky algae and sea grass.
For the most part I’ll probably do floor exercise and balance beam. Those are the two things that I do.
I am both so beaten up and bolstered up – I’ve gotten so many criticisms and accolades – that the fulfillment happens on the floor in front of the camera, not when the project comes out.
It’s possible to spend every waking hour here on the ninth floor and not get out of the office. And this isn’t the real world in here. And contrary to public opinion, I’m not incredibly poll-driven. They are an ongoing indicator of how we are going, but I take the feedback I get on the street as being the most important.
The first thing that I put in my apartment was a piano. I bought one for $50, and it was a lifesaver because I just went home and played and played… I’m sure I annoyed everyone on the same floor.
It used to be in the Senate that if you were filibustering, you stood up. There was a physical dimension to it, that you – when you became exhausted you would have to leave the floor. That was the idea of the filibuster.
Floor exercise, the longest you run is two or three steps. In the vault, it’s not a whole lot more than that.
Easy-to-grip handles are particularly important when a dish is hot and filled to the brim. The last thing you want is to grab skimpy handles with thick oven mitts and have the whole thing come crashing to your kitchen floor.
It is difficult to convey the excitement I first felt when it was revealed that His Holiness Pope Francis was invited to Washington D.C. to address the world from the floor of the House of Representatives.
You earn playing time on the practice floor.
I do chores around the house, but I don’t get an allowance for them. I wash the dishes and sweep the floor… I’m sweeping the floor quite a lot, and my mum always expects me to get a broom and swagger it across the floor all the time.
Not drunk is he who from the floor – Can rise alone and still drink more; But drunk is They, who prostrate lies, Without the power to drink or rise.
Floor is where I get to express myself. That’s, like my party time, like my play time.
This has not been a legislative process worthy of the Senate. Members of the Judiciary Committee, as I just said, were implored to save their amendments for the floor. Then, when we got here, we were told no amendments could be accepted.
I don’t want to rely on one thing. Being good at everything, that’s how you earn your spot on the floor.
The bruisers and the bump-and-grind guys, use your athleticism on the floor, try to wear them out – run them through a lot of pick-and-rolls, run the floor, do a lot more athletic stuff just to try to wear them down.
I drilled holes in the floor of the club, and it’s sinking.
Waiters are like actors waiting in the wings, bantering whenever we passed each other on the restaurant floor, shouting at each other backstage in the kitchen and winking and corpsing above the heads of our audience, the unsuspecting customers.
I’ve been on the floor and I’ve been heartbroken. I didn’t know how I was going to stand up. But I just gave it time.
There were rumors I wasn’t going to die. The whole cast was sitting around the table reading the script. I fell on the floor – I’m not kidding. I looked up at Katherine Heigl, and she was crying.
Usually, it is not my habit to address religious issues on the floor. I strongly believe in a person’s right to religious freedom, as well as the separation of church and state.
I did sleep on the floor of my office sometimes. I didn’t brush my teeth as often as I should have. I think my hygiene has improved quite a bit.
No, you can’t call your vote in. You have to be there on the floor to vote.
At the entrance, my bare feet on the dirt floor, Here, gusts of heat; at my back, white clouds. I stare and stare. It seems I was called for this: To glorify things just because they are.
I am not unaware how unpopular on this floor are the sentiments I am about to advocate.
The Italian Renaissance extends beyond food, of course. Just about every major Italian furniture designer now has a shop in Paris, and Le Bon Marche recently opened an outlet for Santa Maria Novella perfumes, elixirs and soaps from Florence on its ground floor.
I go to the gym four times a week for 45 minutes to an hour without fail; I like using weights for muscle tone and the bike and rower for my heart rate. I do quite a lot of floor exercises.
Every time, the mindset I get when I get on the floor is that I’m the best player on the floor.
I’m not a cerebral player. When I’m out on the floor, I try to play.
When I was a builder, I drove a blue van. It had a hole in the floor and I couldn’t afford to fix it. I put a concrete block over the hole.
I have one closet that’s just shoes. The woman go, ‘Amen,’ and the men go, ‘Oh my God.’ It’s color-coordinated from the ceiling to the floor, from evening to casual.
I can no more reread my own books than I can watch old home movies or look at snapshots of myself as a child. I wind up sitting on the floor, paralyzed by grief and nostalgia.
On the floor by my bed, there are heaps of books I want to read, books I have to read, and books I believe I need to read.
The supposedly petty sexual harassment that so many women have to endure, from Hollywood studios to the factory floor at Ford, is a national outrage that needs to end. Period.
I’m afraid of the dark because I picture things; I see things. I’m a freak. I see, like, little demons coming out of the floor and other little things running around. It’s scary.
The goals is to create a really high ‘floor’ for this organization, where the ‘off’ years are years where you might win in the high-80s and sneak a division or a wild card or win 90 games and get in and find a way to win in October. And the great years, you win 103 and win the whole thing.
I want to play, I wanted to finish out the games, but I’ve got to make sure I’m right before I step out on the floor.
If you look at the great frauds of all time, Enron had that phantom trading floor. What Herbalife has is it has phantom or fictitious customers.
To hike out alone in the desert; to sleep on the valley floor on a night with no moon, in the pitch black, just listening to the boom of silence: you can’t imagine what that’s like.
I can take hardship. I can sleep on the cold floor anytime. I can also sleep on a feather bed.
After student years of flat-sharing and living with other people’s taste, I went into decorating overdrive when I acquired my first apartment – its floor plan not much bigger than the vintage Hermes scarves I then wore side-knotted on my head, pirate-style.
It’s as if my left heel is my bass drum and my right heel is the floor tom-tom. I can get snare out of my right toe by not putting it down on the floor hard, and, if I want cymbals, I land flat on both feet, full strength on the floor.
I’ve always danced and exercised. I can’t imagine not doing it. I’ll be Martha Graham in my 90s doing contractions on the floor.
Where he tells you exactly how he views the world – just very straight Kanye, honesty that definitely gets your creativity and strong opinions out on the floor. I think it helped me find myself.
I was one of those dancers who they say wants to feel the floor through their pointe shoes. I would end up not wearing toe pads and that stuff. I would just wrap minimal amounts of paper towels around my toes.
There are basically five ways to score in the half court. Layups, mid-range, three-pointers, free throws – and then what I call ‘tough shots.’ Tough shots come anywhere on the floor, under difficult circumstances. The ability to create that shot is a special skill in the NBA.
When I was kid, my uncle had a grocery store. I remember the smell of the sawdust on the floor.
I try my best to keep my feet on the floor and stay humble and let my ability do the talking.
I’m feeling like I can stay on the floor for a while. I can run the floor. I can fight in the post with guys. I can rebound.
I wanted to train jiu-jitsu instead of capoeira because the mat was soft. It was better than training capoeira on the hard floor. I started reading jiu-jitsu magazines, reading about the world champions, and becoming one of them became my goal.
I used to love sitting on the bathroom floor in my pajamas and watching my mother get ready for an event. She’d stand in front of her vanity and apply bright red and blue makeup – it was the ’80s, you know.
I’m just comfortable all over the floor.
The flesh-eating cockroaches and venomous centipedes in the Gomantong cave in Borneo were pretty unsavoury. They turn the floor of the cave, which is itself the world’s largest pile of bird and bat poo, into a seething mass of invertebrate horror!
I’m not classically trained or anything, but I’ll rip up a dance floor.
There are days when I am just dead on the floor, and I’m there in my makeup, and that’s getting a little tiring.
It has become cheaper to look for oil on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange than in the ground.
I thought it was a wonderful line – right on the cutting room floor.
In my room as a kid… I’d play a fighter and get knocked to the floor and come back to win.
When you get on the floor, you’ve got to think you’re the best player. Everybody does that.
We all face crossroads in our lives where we can retreat into ourselves, or we can hit the dance floor.
I’ve been on so many movies. Generally, I haven’t gotten to be on the ground level. As of two years ago, in ‘Dear John,’ I got to really be on the ground floor. I wasn’t a producer. I felt like I put the work in, and I did have a lot of sway on what got fixed, reshoots, so on and so forth. It felt really good.
Some people fascinate me. They really worship at the altar of their careers, you know? And it’s terrifying. It’s sort of like setting a table and waiting for someone to come along and whoosh – push all the plates onto the floor.
If we’re on long-haul flights I’ve been known to sleep on the floor so I hear the engine.
Chemistry on the floor – without it, you can’t win.
I never really had a chance to know the players individually… I thought when they were on the floor, they worked hard. But I never really got to know them.
The role of a DJ is being able to keep people on the floor for X amount of hours so you can’t just push buttons to do that, you have to have good tracks and a knowledge of where to take people.
The only problem I’ve had with my Vox wah is its tendency to move around on the floor. So now it sits on a rubber mat that says in big letters, ‘Kirk’s Wah-Wah Rug.’
When they told me I couldn’t sit on the Senate floor with an iPad – that the technology wasn’t even permitted – I breathed deep and knew that I was going to have to start pushing.
I don’t remember the first picture I took, but I actually found a picture of myself on a trip back to my old family home in Malaysia. I’m five years old, sitting on the floor with the family camera in my hand. It was a film camera – not a DSLR – with a fixed lens and a nice manual zoom.
My mother ran the household. In grade school, I came home crying one day. She said, ‘What’s wrong?’ and I said, ‘This kid said he was going to jump on me.’ She grabbed me and slammed me on the floor. ‘If you don’t go out there and stand up for yourself, it’s going to be me and you.’ I didn’t want that to happen.
Happy Days,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ ‘Mork & Mindy’ – it takes no effort at all to conjure, physically, the profound excitement I felt watching these shows in prime time. I remember sitting on the floor, too close to the TV, rapt.
My first retailer was Saks Fifth Avenue. I didn’t even know how to ship a box to a retailer. Like, how do you pack it? How do you send it to make sure it gets on the floor? You figure it out as you go along.
I have to be mentally right every time I take the floor.
I’m always going to be aggressive on both ends of the floor. That’s where I’m going to make my mark.
You can find me sleeping on the floor at Terminal B at the Atlanta airport any time.
I don’t need anything to live, to be honest. Give me a mattress or a futon on the floor and I’ll be the happiest camper.
Tile is going to the landfill by the metric ton. All we have to do it gather it up, glue it down to the floor and grout it. Then you have a tile floor, and not just any tile floor: it’s a mosaic of your own choosing.
You might have noticed Harry Reid is a little upset with Americans for Prosperity. Let me tell you, when the Democrat leader is complaining about you on the Senate floor, you know you are doing something right.
Every season, I’ve adjusted. My first couple of years it was still banging in the post and doing all the nitty gritty stuff. Over the years, it’s changed to bigs being able to shoot and run the floor and be more agile, which is good for me because I’m a very agile guy.
The Senate floor is and always has been the great arena of our democracy. I spent eight years in my younger life as a boxer, and sometimes when I enter the chamber, I think, ‘This is the ring. The American people can see us here and listen to our arguments. This is where the fights matter.’
It was like I lived in a little suburban neighborhood in the middle of New York City because I could run around barefoot or, you know, completely independently from a very young age in the safety of this building where I knew everybody and where I had friends on every floor, and I knew the bellmen in the lobby.
When Jordan was averaging over 30 and shooting over 50 percent, he was doing it with less shooting on the floor for himself. He had less spacing to work with. He was going against defenses that were allowed a lot more liberties as far as physical contact, how hard they fouled, and all those things.
Ayanna Pressley and I would probably vote the exact same way on pretty much every vote we’d have on the floor of the House.
Eye-popping tales of growing income inequality are hardly new. By now, nearly every American must be painfully aware of the widening pay gap between top executives and shop floor laborers; between ‘Master of the Universe’ financiers and pretty much everyone else.
I’ve gotten to the point where I’m comfortable guarding any position on the floor. It just didn’t happen overnight. It came with a lot of work, a lot of film study and everything.
I think the comic that’s gotten me the most feedback is actually the one about the stoplights. Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tiles – normal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations.
It’s extremely difficult to say what one actually means by ‘sculpture’ other than, in a provisional sense, it’s something that goes on the floor or a pedestal, and loosely applies to a certain history of the use of that term.
More is not better. Better is better. You don’t need a bigger house; you need a different floor plan. You don’t need more stuff; you need stuff you’ll actually use.
I’ve had some difficulties, but I’ve also done some good things on defense. So it’s just all about effort… You’ve got to take it personal and work as hard as you can on that end of the floor.
Not only did I not like officiating his games, I was afraid at times he was going to knock my block off… there was nothing you could do to get the guy on your side… with saying that, I’ve talked to Rasheed Wallace in the last couple of years and he’s nothing but a complete gentleman off the floor.
The majority in the Senate is prepared to restore the Senate’s traditions and precedents to ensure that regardless of party, any president’s judicial nominees, after full and fair debate, receive a simple up-or-down vote on the Senate floor.
Ever since third grade – I never even noticed it until after the game – people were telling me how crazy my dad is. I think I’m so locked in when I’m playing on the floor, I only hear him maybe during timeouts or when we’re up 20 or 30 and I’m on the bench. But when I’m in the game, I don’t hear him.
My honeymoon night was spent on the floor in the bathroom with my mother.
Shooting at Coco Chanel’s apartment was an unexpectedly absorbing experience. The essence of Chanel is firmly rooted there in all of her possessions, and I truly believe that her spirit and soul still inhabit the second floor.
I can do the little things, play defense, dive on the floor to get loose balls, things like that.
I remember lying on the floor of my room, staring at a black-and-white television for most of the ’80s – watching ‘Diff’rent Strokes,’ ‘Facts of Life,’ ‘Silver Spoons,’ Saturday morning cartoons, and ‘Murder, She Wrote’ while eating an insane amount of Stouffer’s French bread pizza. I was sucked into it all.
Bringing out service staff on to the dining floor does change the atmosphere.
I can open the floor for other guys. I’ve always put the team first.
You run the floor. Kick the ball out, repost, keep moving around, search it out, get to the offensive board. You’ve got to sprint around. You learn when teams are double-teaming you – that’s what you have to do. You have to make the right play.
As a kid, I remember wondering why we lived in an apartment, not in a brownstone, and why we drove an LTD, not a Cadillac. Even now, I’m like that. If I’m on the 5th floor, I will wonder why I’m not on the 6th floor. But that was my drive. I was obsessed with my family having a better life.
I’m not so good at sitting on the floor and meditating.
I just wanted to do this all Australian film and we didn’t want to give creative control to overseas ’cause whoever comes on my sets, whether you’re sweeping the floor or an actor, it doesn’t matter who comes up with the ideas, it’s a collaboration.
I like to see the world from different levels. Even when I’m making a candle or designing a piece, I like to sit on the floor to polish or make it from scratch. I haven’t seen really tough times, but my husband has come up the hard way. He has even seen poverty.
I’m the first one out on the dance floor. In college I had to take jazz, ballet and tap dancing, but, before that, it was just social.
The game has gotten a lot faster. I was anticipating changes as far back as when I first came into the league, when the spacing was changing, and big guys were playing in different spaces on the floor. But when that change actually happens, and it happens so quickly, it’s just amazing.
Every time I step on the floor I’m going to be there and contribute to the team.
In terms of the organic feel and the love for noises, I definitely feel more connected to Four Tet and Fennesz, as any dance floor artist. I do like some dancey stuff like Martyn when I DJ, but I draw my inspiration from other things.
Like flats of today, terraces of houses gained a certain anonymity from identical facades following identical floor plans and heights.
Hey, people have their own opinions. But when I’m on the floor and I don’t see somebody giving their all – I’m going to demand an effort. I’m out there to win games, and that’s the bottom line.
‘Rocking With Leroy’ used to come on when I would come in from school. It was a very, very big R&B broadcast of the day when I was a young girl. And I would come in and put my books down, lie down on the floor, and listen to ‘Rocking With Leroy.’
I play the drums, I love to sing. I’ll make a beat anywhere – on the wall, on the floor – and I can have fun doing just about anything.
I want to put myself in the best position to stay out on the floor.
My daughter loves to cook. At first, I found myself making her be really neat and precise. Then I realized it’s OK if things get all over the floor and counters and ceiling. We’re making memories.
I was a warm-up DJ for many years so I know how to build a crowd, what record goes with the next, it’s all about understanding the dance floor and how the energy and flow should go coordinating to what the crowd want or might need.
In China, they treated me really well, they like me a lot. The first few times they laughed when I took my shirt off, but when they saw me throw my punches and saw my opponent on the floor, they came over to my side and clapped.
My wife jokes that any time I want to take a picture of her, it has nothing to do with her – it’s just because the light is really nice. She’s usually right. I definitely am somebody who notices the way the light skips off the floor.
Every time I go out on the floor, it doesn’t matter what is going on in my life or on the floor – it’s about winning basketball games.
I was training in an old garage – just a roof. And when its snowed, it would cover the floor, so I would have to clear this first. I didn’t have a punch bag. There was no place to buy it, so I managed to get a speed ball, but it didn’t have the swivel mechanism, so I just nailed it to the ceiling and started kicking.
I didn’t work on the killing floor. I worked in the section where you break the meat down and package it.
There are conspiracies all over the Senate floor on any day!
I have suffered from migraines since childhood and have long been curious about my own aching head, my dizziness, my divine lifting feelings, my sparklers and black holes, and my single visual hallucination of a little pink man and a pink ox on the floor of my bedroom.
Asylum was good exposure for me and it is still shown quite often on television. I remember the special effects people had fun making a little doll that looked like me – which is not so easy – and it had to move along the floor.
Another night, I dreamed I saw my father sweeping out the barn floor clean, and would not suffer the wheat to be brought in the barn. He appeared to me to be in anger.
Desktop computers – boxes inside boxes – began appearing in those cubicles in the mid-eighties, electrical cords curling on the floor like so many ropes.
Everyone must know by now that the aim of Scrabble is to gain the moral high ground, the loser being the first player to slam the board shut and upset all the letters over the floor.
I used to bomb around London in my little Austin 10 throughout the raids to appear on stage and if there was a raid before the show was over I would be there, crouching on a floor wherever I could find a big thick wall.
I have to get my stuff made custom if I want my gown to touch the floor, my sleeves to touch my wrist.
I’m human. I have bad games, I have bad moments, but that’s me. I cannot stay on the floor, knocked out. I have to keep going.
I love coverage. My ideal dress would be a turtleneck that goes all the way up to my chin, and then sleeves that go past my fingers. And then the dress goes all the way to the floor, and you see the very tips of my toes.
I couldn’t live a week without a private library – indeed, I’d part with all my furniture and squat and sleep on the floor before I’d let go of the 1500 or so books I possess.
Teams that just play on one side of the floor are going to struggle against defenses that load up on that side.
One day guns were pulled on us by older guys. My friend had gone to sell his moped and they took the moped, my friend’s phone and some money. But all he got from my pocket was a tub of Vaseline. I remember him saying, ‘Oh, he’s a sweet boy’ and throwing my Vaseline on the floor.
My main goal is to help the team as much as possible anyway I can. If they need me to shoot the three, I’ll shoot the three. If they need me to run the floor and block shots, I’ll do that also.
I went for a tackle with Radamel Falcao against Colombia, and he just dropped to the floor. I said to him ‘Just get up!’
I just think I’ve got to be more aggressive at both ends of the floor. When I’m aggressive on the defensive end it really helps me on offense.
Obviously the game is more enjoyable when the ball is shared and everybody looks for each other on both ends of the floor.
It’s mentally draining to be on 100% of the time on both ends of the floor, especially when you’re the team’s undisputed shot creator.
Doing 20 minutes of stretching, light weights and floor exercises three times a week takes the same amount of time as a long coffee break – and eating a tuna fish salad, sardines on toast or scrambled eggs is surely preferable to a Big Mac or KFC.
When I did the album for ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ I found myself out there in front of this big band, which I had no idea how to do, and they wiped the floor with me. It’s a very specific skill, and I didn’t know how to do it.
My expectation for the first year was to work hard, and whenever I get a chance, whenever I get on the floor, to do my best.
A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
My stepfather was quite into opera, but he’d play it when he was in a bad mood, so you’d hear this boom through the floor, Wagner, and you’d feel nervous.
Actually, it wasn’t on a set but we were on a shooting floor, we were doing the look test for ‘The Sky Is Pink.’ I walked on set and I saw Priyanka Chopra and I was like, ‘What just happened?’ Yeah, that was the first time I was smitten by all that she is and more.
I like doing Pilates because I get to lie down on the floor for the duration of the session.
Waiting is always a part of people involved in the film industry. Be it on the floor, in the make-up room or at home. All my life I have waited for a good role.
I think that ‘Floor Sample’ is a story of resiliency, a lifelong spiritual search, and a lifelong sense of spiritual companionship that is most often expressed as creativity. My desire in writing the book was to step from behind the icon of ‘Julia the teacher’ and introduce ‘Julia the artist.’
I loved ‘Rock Lobster.’ I probably heard ‘Rock Lobster’ first at a party or dance. Then we would do the Rock Lobster – get down on the floor and do the whole dance. I thought that was really cool and exciting, that there was actually a band that had their own dance at that point.
I avoid the young adult section altogether if possible, although it’s sometimes fun to catch a girl lying on the floor, reading ‘Gossip Girl.’
We used to live in this little house where the whole of the upper floor was used for chickens. It was four days’ walk to the nearest road.
I served on the committee in the U.S. House that wrote the Affordable Care Act. I defended it back home in endless town halls. I got elected to the Senate, and when no one wanted to stand up for the ACA in its early days, I took up the cause, going to the Senate floor nearly every week to extol its virtues.
It used to be every single time you got the rebound, you handed it to the point guard, or you outlet it to the point guard, or everyone cleared, and you waited until the point guard brought the ball up the floor.
One time, I pranked my sister: I put red solo cups in her room on her floor and filled them with water. Then I put string all over so you couldn’t get anywhere.
I’d love to have First Lady Michelle Obama over and ask, ‘How do you make your marriage work?’ I think the president is sexy as all get-out, but he has got to get on her nerves some kind of way. He’s this wonderful, powerful man, but she sees him leaving his socks on the floor.
I also hang the pictures low rather than high, and particularly in the case of the largest ones, often as close to the floor as is feasible, for that is the way they are painted.
It’s important to get some balanced scoring on the floor. For me, I’ve got to make shots.
When I get old, I’m going to the old folks’ home. I don’t want to be one of those guys who’s hanging around the house bothering the kids. But not just any old folks’ home. I want the whole top floor.
I came to London constantly, working with Ninja Theory on ‘DmC Devil May Cry,’ and I kind of fell in love with this amazing architecture, where you have these buildings that have clearly been around a long time, and they have this amazing gothic look, and then on the first floor, it’s a McDonald’s!
The biggest thing is bringing energy and leadership on both ends of the floor. The player I want to be, and know I can be, that caliber, does so. It’s just something that I think is required for me to be who I want to be.
Everyone is trying to jump on the biomimic bandwagon. But a cork floor is not biomimicry. Neither is using bacteria to clean water.
We were very rich culturally. One Sunday each month, we would do this thing called Chamber Pots at somebody’s house. A classical music group would come over and we’d have dinner. There were thirty people – parents and kids – and we’d sit on the floor and listen to this beautiful music.
You don’t quite know how drunk you are until all of a sudden you’re on the floor.
There’s the moment in ‘Saw’ where I get up off of the floor at the end. That was shocking, because no one expects it. I thought they did that really, really well.
But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything. I’d listen to all the strings and the background vocals on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick out the different instruments.
I think the most important thing about coaching is that you have to have a sense of confidence about what you’re doing. You have to be a salesman, and you have to get your players, particularly your leaders, to believe in what you’re trying to accomplish on the basketball floor.
When it comes to the younger generation, anything on the floor I’ll criticize – not playing hard, not doing this, fighting, not giving your all. Off the floor, you guys are on your own.
Ali’s got a left, Ali’s got a right – when he knocks you down, you’ll sleep for the night; and when you lie on the floor and the ref counts to ten, hope and pray that you never meet me again.
You can’t climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don’t fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that’s reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
I went to a large consolidated school in Appalachia. And I wrote the story when I was in the second grade and I took it up to the third floor to the school newspaper office that was written and edited by juniors and seniors.
I was given a life-size iron sculpture of a heron by a godparent. It was so poorly made, that it looked more like a pterodactyl and was so unbalanced that it would continue to topple over and create huge divots in my bedroom floor with its sharp beak.
When you do movies on low budgets, you don’t want to have a location that requires a very big light right outside the window when you’re 10 stories up. You have to find a location where you have a terrace outside, or you can light from a second floor, or you can light through the windows for daylight.
One of my favorite movies is ‘Some Like It Hot,’ which isn’t really a musical, but I’m just such a sucker for old movies. I wouldn’t want to ever tarnish one of them, or do a spot-on remake, but just do something light like that where I get to glide across the floor. I would be a very happy camper.
I think I’m a good offensive player, good defensive player. I do it on both ends of the floor.
You know, I have a responsibility to my team that if I’m going to be on the floor, then I have to make a difference.
My parents had a six floor warehouse on Curtain Road called Cordy House between 2004 and 2007 where we had some of the most banging and memorable London parties.
When you’re on the floor of the House of Representatives in the Democratic caucus, I like to say it feels like New Jersey. You have all different opinions, you have all different ideas.
I wanted to make something that, from the sound of it, could be down at the club. I just realised that I’d never heard Tame Impala played somewhere with a dance floor or where people were dancing.
Interns can be hard on me and I’m hard on them. They have no experience and I have little patience when they don’t know how to address an envelope or can’t put a date in the calendar properly (I mean literally, like with the right floor number or proper cross streets).
In an open adoption agreement, you agree to a minimum number of visits – a floor, not a ceiling. It’s enforceable.
I think the coaches are trying to push me and get me out of my comfort zone in being able to communicate with my teammates and being more of a leader on the floor.
I like looking at Carmelo Anthony and what he does on the floor. I also like Luol Deng; I think my game is similar to his.
As the scale of economic activity increases until capitalism affects everything, from the atmosphere to the deep ocean floor, the entire planet becomes a sacrifice zone: we all inhabit the periphery of the profit-making machine.