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If I’m not doing something or working on something, I literally just sit in the room and think, which I don’t think is productive. I won’t go outside for days.
Our experiences of the Solstice depends entirely upon where we are when it occurs. Neither Solstice encompasses everyone. Neither can. The Solstices stand forever opposed, literally at the two poles of our Earth and experiences.
Sometimes all it takes to change a life is to decide which beliefs do not serve you and to literally change your mind about those beliefs.
I literally in the New York flea market – just when I was despairing of ever having a great serendipitous find – found a 1926 Chanel.
The cliches are all true! My son Max has just turned two, and he’s literally turned into this driven young man overnight! The terrible twos are not a myth, but he’s such a laugh to be around.
As long as it’s making you happy and you’re enjoying it, then you should never stop writing music. Whether it’s going to take you somewhere, viewed by other people, or it’s literally you in a bedroom at home, it should be something that you do for yourself.
I’m exceptionally email un-savvy, so to reply to my emails is like a torture. It’s like literally, half of all my emails, I get my secretary to type out for me. And the personal ones, I avoid and just pick up the phone and call them.
From an evolutionary perspective children are, literally, designed to learn. Childhood is a special period of protected immaturity. It gives the young breathing time to master the things they will need to know in order to survive as adults.
One day I was teaching my class and then I had to go to the White House right after, so literally, I took my dress to school. After my classes I went into the ladies room, changed into my outfit, got into the car, went to the White House. So there are real, you know, Superman moments!
I’m a huge Wes Anderson fan. I literally love every single film. He hasn’t made a bad film; I’ve seen every single one. They’ve all been brilliant, from ‘Bottle Rocket’ up to ‘Moonrise Kingdom,’ they’ve all been wonderful.
The question I love to get asked is: ‘What’s the hardest part of your job?’ And literally, the answer is probably real sad, but it’s to just to be me. Like, it’s really hard, because I think people, you know, have a set idea of what a pop star should be.
For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.
The first time I kissed Brad my knees went weak – I literally lost my breath!
I have no athletic skills whatsoever. I’m just literally incompetent.
Android is one of the most open systems I’ve ever seen. What makes Android great is it’s literally designed from the ground up to be customised in a very powerful way.
My first-ever concert was the Barney concert when I was, like, six. My mum took me because I was obsessed with Barney. Barney was actually my first crush… He’s, like, literally better than all the guys in the whole world.
I literally did athletics my whole life.
When it rains, it pours – figuratively and literally.
I’ve been to a couple of restaurants in L.A. that were so loud, I left there with a sore throat; you literally could not have a conversation. I think it’s very deliberate: There’s this idea that somehow it’s more fun if there’s a roar in the room.
For far too long, America has been without a comprehensive energy plan, and today consumers are paying the price – literally – at the pump and in their heating bills.
That was the appealing thing about comics: There literally is no budget in comics. You’re only limited by your imagination.
I can be a very sarcastic person, and sometimes people take every word I say literally.
I remember being young in the backseat when my grandma would take me to school, and I would be literally singing and belting out Tina Turner at 3 years old.
If a man were living in isolation his income would be literally his product. Make him the monarch and owner of an island, and the fruits that he raises and the clothing that he makes constitute, in themselves, his income. This ceases to be true when trading begins.
I experienced a lot of loss after his death. I lost my city because of all the paparazzi descending upon us. I actually lost my journal during that time, oddly enough. I literally couldn’t hold on to anything.
When there’s not ten feet of snow on the ground, I ride my bike down the streets of New York, and I literally hear two things out of car windows as cabs pass by me: They either yell, ‘Hey, dummy,’ or ‘Hey, Mayhem.’
There are always those ‘Gossip Girl’ walk-and-talk scenes where you’re walking and just talking about life and death. You’re having a serious conversation, looking someone in the eye, but everywhere around you, it’s literally a circus.
As an athlete, you are literally programmed to endure a specific amount of pain.
Life literally abounds in comedy if you just look around you.
Casting my fate to the heavens, quite literally, I decided to go wireless. Completely wireless. All wireless, all the time, everywhere.
Yeah, I’m a geek. I read sci-fi and I watch sci-fi films. I love my computer and I love to fix it. I’m a total nerd. I literally am a 12-year-old geeky boy trapped in a 32-year-old woman’s body.
One time, I was posing on a car for a calendar shoot. I was doused with oil and literally slid off the car, bikini, heels and all!
‘Boardwalk’ begins literally on the first day of Prohibition, which I think was a wonderful way to start – to have the story kind of come out of this massive historical phenomenon. And the more I researched the ’20s, the more I discovered just how interesting it was.
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters. Some of them have only appeared for a line or three. But the point is, every sound I can make has been harvested.
No one tells you how hard being a parent is! We could have had a warning! It is literally the hardest thing I’ve ever done but I’m loving it.
I think South Korea was one of the best shows I’ve ever done in my whole life. The people there were crazy. It was literally Beatlemania.
For me, I was literally trying to stay afloat. I never actually thought I would get my own sketch show. So the idea that one day I would have my own show is pretty wild. But once I got it, I thought, ‘Yeah, this is exactly what I always wanted to do.’
Do you realize, when Mandela was inaugurated president, he invited as his special guests the white jailers from his Robben Island prison? He literally did forgive everybody.
That’s the trouble with being me. At this point, nobody gives a damn what my problem is. I could literally have a tumor on the side of my head and they’d be like, ‘Yeah, big deal. I’d eat a tumor every morning for the kinda money you’re pulling down.’
I kind of like to keep it very minimal. I get a lot of products sent to me, and I like to try them, but I end up just literally washing my face and putting on moisturizer and toner.
The name ‘Charmageddon’ actually comes from a social technique that I use. Which is, you know, literally obliterating people with charm so that you can get away with saying stuff that no one else could ever get away with, you know?
The phrase ‘teen hottie’ literally makes me want to throw up.
I literally think I look bad in every picture.
When I say ‘publishing is the new literacy,’ I don’t mean there’s no role for curation, for improving material, for editing material, for fact-checking material. I mean literally, the act of putting something out in public used to be reserved in the same way.
I guess HBO did a giant ‘War in the Pacific’ mini-series that cost, like, a fortune, and there was a little moment where they literally had no money. And even though the show had become kind of a cult hit, there was an issue of whether they could actually afford to do it.
An asteroid can literally destroy 80 or 90 percent of the species that are alive on Earth. These are big events. I mean, this is called extinction.
A startup is literally just a series of unfortunate events where you failed, failed, failed, and failed until you succeed.
I literally cannot work without music.
It felt as if things were literally slipping through my fingers. Things were just streaming away from me. I lost my sense of humor. I’m still looking for that.
I have reviewed literally hundreds of dotcoms in my drive to bring Boomer Esiason Foundation onto the Internet, and have selected ClickThings as a partner because of the advanced technology it offers small business, and its understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit of the small business community.
I think that the economy, and the political system, has literally become such a disaster I don’t know if it’s possible to save it.
‘House of Style’ changed my life. I literally had no experience in front of a TV camera before, and there I was taking over for Rebecca Romijn. My exposure heightened instantly.
Literally from the moment I came in the door of MIT, it was very clear that a highly productive 40-year partnership between U.S. research universities and the federal government was badly eroding.
I sketch literally all the time; constructing a collection is like building a family – you have to have a certain balance. I isolate myself – I need to be concentrated for this so I leave Paris, I leave to a place without a phone.
Designs are increasingly winning competitions because they are literally green, and because somewhere they feature a small windmill.
I do a lot of damage to my hair every day because of my work. I just noticed this huge change. It started getting thinner and it started falling out. I hit 30, and I literally felt like I was balding!
Boy, you know, it’s amazing how your brain can turn into a sieve, and you can literally forget episodes that you have shot.
After literally hundreds of firefights, Chosen Company became increasingly battle-hardened. And they also became increasingly suspicious of their Afghan counterparts, believing – with their lives on the line at the end of the day – that they could only truly rely on themselves.
Literally’ – I’m not having it; people can’t go around saying ‘literally.’ Otherwise, what’s literal? There’s not another word for literally: if it isn’t figurative or metaphorical, what is it? It’s literal: there’s no substitute.
We tend to block off many of our senses when we’re staring at a screen. Nature time can literally bring us to our senses.
Well, it is so difficult right now when you look out on the road and how fast people go and the more and more cars you see out there, for teenagers, you’d think a kid that literally, a few years before, was sitting back in a car seat in the back seat is now behind the wheel.
Sometimes I might be sleepy, and sometimes I’ve literally been sleeping backstage, woken up, gone straight on stage or gone crazy. It’s not like I psyche myself; I don’t do any of that.
I love to eat sushi, and, you know, those flavors and wasabi and really eating spoonfuls of it… I would just mix it and put it on everything, literally.
The great thing about Batman and Superman, in truth, is that they are literally transcendent. They are better than most of the stories they are in.
You can grow up with literally nothing and you don’t suffer if you know you’re loved and valued.
I think about food literally all day every day. It’s a thing.
The Founders recognized that Government is quite literally a necessary evil, that there must be opposition, between its various branches, and between political parties, for these are the only ways to temper the individual’s greed for power and the electorates’ desires for peace by submission to coercion or blandishment.
Luckily, my husband is my business partner as well as my life partner, so I never had to do the heavy lifting alone, literally or figuratively.
What it was at the time was literally a plea for, to get the pressure off for a while, to give her space to breathe. She was very unhappy. She was feeling pretty claustrophobic.
We all serve a purpose. My purpose isn’t to be rejected. My purpose isn’t to think small or to be introverted. This door closed is literally pushing me to the next door.
Oftentimes, even as a little kid, I would get up before anyone else. My brother would still be sleeping, my mom would still be sleeping, so I would literally play ‘Monopoly’ by myself. I would play board games; I would do things by myself.
I actually had a week where I literally wrote four songs and all of them are on my album. But sometimes you’ll go a week where you’ll write songs and they never see the light of day. So that process takes a long time.
I went back-to-back from ‘Paperboy’ to ‘Butler,’ literally with no break.
If you look on Amazon – if you do a search for personal finance, there are literally 20,000 books written on personal finance, and there’s no real reason for it. I mean, personal finance is pretty simple.
Literally every department of state government has gone through, or is in a period of, chaos. Not just fiscal chaos, but certainly as we saw in the Department of Children and Family Services and State Fair Agency and many of Walker’s departments, there is absolute chaos.
I’m like, bursting. I should be working. I don’t want to take a break. It’s funny, on set, I don’t have to go to the bathroom, I don’t have anything wrong, I’m perfectly fine, so through-and-through. I’m not hungry. I’m literally not even in my own body.
People take songs so literally.
The ‘International Style of Modernism’ came with the advent of building services. In the end, the architecture became like a container space, essentially like a boring box with a basement full of machinery to make it inhabitable. As a result, buildings literally started to look identical all over the planet.
It’s important that we invest in America – literally. The terrorists wanted to destroy our economy, and we can’t let our system fall apart. We also have to invest in one another.
The sad thing is that I feel so boring because ‘Twilight’ is literally how every conversation I have these days begins – whether it’s someone I’m meeting for the first time or someone I just haven’t seen in a while. The first thing I want to say to them is, ‘It’s insane! And, as a person, I can’t do anything!’
Sometimes being old is used as an insult, which is bizarre because, if you’re lucky, that’s literally going to happen to you. It’s a strange thing to gloat about: being born recently.
I think it’s absolutely fascinating that in Berlin the parliament can discuss actively the role of their soldiers in Afghanistan because is it still possible, literally, for a German soldier to take up arms.
All non-incumbent campaigns promise hope and change, but Obama took the promise to a new level of absurdity. He suggested that a vote for him would literally transform the Earth.
Cher hated ‘If I Could Turn Back Time.’ I had to beg her, literally, on my knees, just to try it. Happens all the time.
Acting was just outside of the realm of possibility for me. I grew up in L.A. and around Hollywood but I literally never, honestly, considered it.
I literally came to L.A. like every actor does from this little town with this big dream, and I’m living in it now. It’s mind-blowing.
My career was really odd, because I literally had a greatest hits album out and nobody knew who I was. They knew the songs, but they didn’t know me.
I have a really difficult time watching myself on film. I literally cower in my seat and cover my face.
We are all regionalists in our origins, however ‘universal’ our themes and characters, and without our cherished hometowns and childhood landscapes to nourish us, we would be like plants set in shallow soil. Our souls must take root – almost literally.
A robot-arm in a factory doesn’t decide minute by minute whether to rivet or revolt – it just does the job is has literally been trained to do. It’s if and when we build a conscious robot that we may have to worry.
When I slept it was literally in the midst of an arsenal. If I heard dogs bark more fiercely than usual, or the feet of horses in a greater volume of sound than usual, I stood to arms.
I’ve had days when I go in my bedroom for 24 hours at a time. I call them my Cilla Black days, and they’re literally black days. It’s like the old Boomtown Rats song ‘I Don’t Like Mondays.’ You just want to shut the whole day down.
No one told Miles Davis or BB King to pack it in. John Lee Hooker played literally up to the day he died. Why should pop musicians be any different?
My dad was a sports writer when I was younger and then he became just a general columnist. But I grew up with him literally getting into brawls with football coaches.
Literally, when I go to the vocal coach, I’m like, ‘You are teaching me nothing.’ You know?
Nothing will teach you more about perceived value than taking something with literally no value and selling it in the auction format. It teaches you the beauty and power of presentation, and how you can make magic out of nothing.
Because I used to play a lot of sport, I’ve always been in decent enough shape. When I used to get asked to do a bit of body work before a photo shoot I’d lie and say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to the gym.’ I literally never did anything.
I never did very well in math – I could never seem to persuade the teacher that I hadn’t meant my answers literally.
For humans, the Arctic is a harshly inhospitable place, but the conditions there are precisely what polar bears require to survive – and thrive. ‘Harsh’ to us is ‘home’ for them. Take away the ice and snow, increase the temperature by even a little, and the realm that makes their lives possible literally melts away.
I feel very, very grateful. I’m a lucky guy, you need a lot of luck, and then when the cameras roll, you have to have this group of writers, directors, and actors that just gel, and it seems to literally be happening more and more.
The famous pilot season literally sends shivers down my spine.
One of my best friends, Stephen Sprouse, Bill Dugan, and I worked designing clothes, doing every conceivable thing. New York was a really intoxicating period for me, literally and figuratively. There was a lot of overlap with Andy Warhol, Studio 54, and Halston.
After ‘Return Of The Bumpasaurus’ in ’96, I just got away from music for, like, a year. Literally, I think I produced two songs in a year. I was totally kicking it, running around.
Well, for the My Generation album, there was nothing to be nervous about in them days. We used to take every day as it came. Every day was just a gig and I think we did the recording between gigs literally.
Once I find a bag that I love, I wear it always. I just don’t change my bags. I literally find one and stay with it.
The FBI’s Counter-Intelligence Program would work hand-in-hand with police departments, literally planning attacks on Black Panther Party offices throughout the United States of America. They did this over a period of time.
In mainstream literature, a trope is a figure of speech: metaphor, simile, irony, or the like. Words used other than literally. In SF, a trope – at least as I understand the usage – is more: science used other than literally.
I gravitated toward stand-up because there’s no overhead. I mean, literally, there’s no overhead: Often, you’re outdoors performing in front of groups of people.
Confidence literally starts from yourself. You have to go look in the mirror at yourself. If you don’t like what you see, you’re going to give off that energy.
We have literally millions and millions of fans. I mean, even Kendall and Kylie have 50 million followers on Instagram – apiece. That’s a hundred million people you have somehow touched emotionally, enough to follow you on a social-media platform. And I think with that also comes, you know, haters.
Anybody who’s serious about their passion in life gets doors slammed in their face, literally and figuratively.
When I say ‘Crush your enemy’, I don’t literally mean it.
You are not going to silence me. You are not going to silence America. You are literally like a little gangster thug. Rubio just threatened to silence me.
When I did ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ I got literally thousands of emails from people saying, ‘We relate to you. I’ve been divorced. I’m raising kids on my own.’ Or, ‘You’ve had money. You’ve lost money.’
During my days of deepest grief, in all of my shock, sorrow and struggle, I sat at the feet of God. I literally spent hours each day reading God’s word, meditating on scripture and praying. I intentionally spent a significant amount of time being still before God.
In a portrait, you have room to have a point of view. The image may not be literally what’s going on, but it’s representative.
With acting, you see some of the kids are literally just off the street, untrained, and they are great. And others are off the street, untrained, and kind of horrible.
I’m a junior, so my dad’s name is Thomas Rhett Akins as well. So literally, from the day I was born, it was Thomas Rhett. It wasn’t Thomas or Rhett, it was Thomas Rhett.
I literally order sushi, watch ‘Law & Order,’ and go to sleep at 9 o’clock every night. I’m a grandmother.
We literally live right in the middle of the zoo, and it means that every day is a new experience and so much fun.
You don’t really see sleepwalking in films that often. It’s weird; I feel like in popular culture we have the perception of sitcom, arms-in-front-of-your-body sleepwalking, and then maybe Olive Oil and Popeye when she sleepwalks through the construction site. But it’s all very cartoonish, in some cases literally.
Snoop Dogg eats terrible. That’s another reason I had to leave him. I would have been dead of a heart attack. He literally eats at 7-11. That’s where he does his grocery shopping or it’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles, or it’s Denny’s delivery. There’s not a piece of salad or vegetable within two miles of this dude.
Based on German prototypes, green walls and roofs are a natural idea in Singapore’s tropical environment, where mosses, ferns, philodendrons, orchids and other epiphytes literally grow on trees.
There are rumors, rumors, rumors. I’m always the last one to know about these things, literally.
I have seen women literally run into the abortion facility because someone was yelling Bible verses at them or pushing a graphic image in their faces.
I literally grew up in drama. I used to watch drama – the catharsis of the play – then see drama at home.
Historians spend their days engaged in the literally endless task of reshaping and expanding our view of the past, while statues are fixed and inflexible.
I was working at the store on the Sony studios in Culver City. And I was literally holding a shirt when they came in and told me I’d got the part! It just shows dreams do come true.
Working on ‘Austin and Ally’ has been an absolute dream! We literally have fun every single day! Whether it’s scaring each other or singing together or just hanging out in each other’s dressing rooms, the cast and I are super close! I feel really lucky to be with everyone on our set!
Nothing prevents us from being and remaining the exponents of a united humanity, when we have a country of our own. To fulfill this mission we do not have to remain literally planted among the nations who hate and despise us.
I’ve literally, in my entire life I’ve had two guys come up to me and ask me out. Other than that I have had to go and try to like spend time with them, or sort of start the conversation, basically like spell it out in a Sharpie, like, you know?
My mother did literally hitchhike barefoot to the country store.
Portadown was the most marginalized of all the Nationalist communities in the North. Suddenly we were living in a town where, if you were Catholic, you literally couldn’t walk up the street without getting into some kind of conflict.
We had such a wonderful set of circumstances in Wilmington. Yes, the four of us became famous literally overnight, but we were in a small town and we always knew when people were coming down. We always knew when to behave.
I literally coded Facebook in my dorm room and launched it from my dorm room. I rented a server for $85 a month, and I funded it by putting an ad on the side, and we’ve funded ever since by putting ads on the side.
There are days when I literally have to eat 17 plates of food – it’s intense. It’s about moderation. You just need a few bites to get the gist of a dish.
Most smoked salts are made with liquid smoke, which is a condensate, but really, really good smoked salt is literally smoked.
I chose to document the lives of people living in a remote village in Alaska called Shishmaref because there we can literally see how climate change is affecting their homes, livelihoods and ultimately their lives.
I never talk about auditions. Even if I’ve got the role, I won’t tell people until we’re literally filming it.
I think you’d have to literally live in a cave to not know anything about ‘Twilight’. I’ve seen a few of the movies, but I haven’t read the books.
So once I thought of the villain with a sense of humor, I began to think of a name and the name “the Joker” immediately came to mind. There was the association with the Joker in the deck of cards, and I probably yelled literally, ‘Eureka!’ because I knew I had the name and the image at the same time.
Random people, celebrities of note come to your shows over the years, and I’ve had some really strange ones. Like the guy from Kiss. Gene Simmons has literally been in the audience at my shows, like, four times. I don’t know if he knows me; he’s just a big fan of comedy.
When I go on the plane to fly home, I’m literally capable of forgetting what I do for a job. That also comes about because I choose to take massive breaks between projects, and because I choose to do this ridiculous thing of keeping home, home.
I adore acting; it’s in my blood – quite literally – but I can honestly say the most creative thing in the world for me is being a mother.
I became more aggressive, more dedicated, more intense – taking it match by match, night by night – to literally crawl and scratch my way back to the top.
In television, everything is gone with the speed of light, literally. It is no field for anybody with intimations of immortality.
I have literally been working in music just about my entire life.
I was terrified of vault, like literally I hated it. I had a fear of running as fast as I could at a solid object, which is I think a normal fear to have because nobody would really want to do that. Once I got over the fear of running into the table I just kind of relaxed and now it’s like autopilot. I love it.
Sometimes it’s literally just a feeling that you get that somebody is more interested than someone else; and they may both say they’re interested, but you get a feeling.
To teach an academic subject is certainly not easy, but compared to coaching, it is. We can say ‘two plus two is four’ to every kid and be sure that we are right. But in coaching, we have to literally get to the soul of the people we are dealing with.
I can’t listen to my own voice. I change my voicemail on my machine literally every week because I’m so obsessed with getting the right tone of voice.
The thing that’s characteristic of my performance is that I literally do drag the whole studio onto the stage.
There is a Japanese proverb that literally goes ‘Raise the sail with your stronger hand’, meaning you must go after the opportunities that arise in life that you are best equipped to do.
I mean, I guess I started during the comedy boom, so it was literally like, on Sunday you could decide you wanted to be a comic, and on Monday, you could be on stage.
I was at the end of the studio system so when I walked into movies, I had a magnificent suite in which I had a living room and a kitchen and a complete makeup room. I had everything just for me. With the independents, you’re kind of roughing it, literally.
I only knew a few people, literally a handful of people, al of whom had been in the Party long before I was, all of whom were known by the FBI and were known to the Committee.
We were all thrown together on this show very rapidly, there was casting then a few days later a meeting where we all got to read the scripts and meet each other. Literally days after that we were on our way to Dallas.
When I was first starting to write plays, I quite literally had never heard of the idea of studying playwriting. I wouldn’t have studied it even if I had heard of it.
You can go on YouTube now and see young kids with massive technique. There’s literally eight and nine year olds who can play amazingly. There’s no limit to where you can take it.
I don’t text, I don’t have a Blackberry. Literally, I just have a cell phone that I haven’t programmed and the whole Bluetooth. No. I don’t even have an earpiece for my cell phone.
A number of organizations are already using Web GIS to create shared information and facilitate collaboration, and it is literally changing the way organizations operate.
I will always love the Clash, because I loved them so much when I was fourteen, and I love how you can start a conversation with almost literally any dude about the Clash.
Analog, electronic, whatever it happens to be, I simply love and adore literally every aspect of making music.
There are receptors to these molecules in your immune system, in your gut and in your heart. So when you say, ‘I have a gut feeling’ or ‘my heart is sad’ or ‘I am bursting with joy,’ you’re not speaking metaphorically. You’re speaking literally.
I spent a lot of my life – 20 years of it – in war, training army trackers and commanding a tracker unit, and then in the Game Department, tracking lions and elephants and poachers. So I’ve spent literally thousands of hours tracking people or animals, and training others to do it.
I worked with Michael Black and Michael Showalter on their show ‘Michael and Michael Have Issues.’ We did some stuff on that, but it ended up not getting picked up for a second season. There will be more stuff, but not right now. Michael Showalter and I are literally next-door neighbors. We see quite a lot of each other.
I’ve always thought that there is a great female James Bond movie to be done. I’m not literally calling her Jane Bond, I mean, but a female secret agent.
You have a guy like Bernie Madoff literally steal $80 billion, you know, AIG steal hundreds of billions, Goldman Sachs. Crime has changed so much, and to really do a movie with, like, drug dealers or drug smugglers is kind of almost quaint at this point.
I literally have over a thousand emails in my inbox that need to be returned. I’m sure all of my friends and certain family members are like, ‘Oh, look who got nominated for an Emmy and doesn’t want to write me an email back!’ I need a good few hours to just sit and get on the phone.
When I got pregnant, I started singing again. It was my saving grace. I literally mean having this amazing human life, and our relationship in the sense of mother and child, redeemed my soul.
Most of my friends surfed, so we would go before school, after school – literally, whenever we could.
I really love voice over work, because it lets you go crazy and have fun. You literally can go anywhere with it!
A good traditional conceptual instruction is what I got from my better professors at MIT. They would be at a chalkboard, and they would literally be explaining something and working through a problem, but it wasn’t rote. They were explaining the underlying theory and processes and intuition behind it.
No one has ever written, painted, sculpted, modeled, built, or invented except literally to get out of hell.
The Chinese have figured out that they have a giant environmental problem. Folks in Beijing, some days, literally can’t breathe. Over a million Chinese die prematurely every year because of air pollution.
I don’t mind anyone asking me any questions, I’ve got nothing to hide. I like it to be as real as it is; that’s what I call an interview. I’m not someone who’s like ‘Right, you can’t ask this, that, this, that, this, that.’ It’s got to be a real interview. I’ve literally got nothing to hide.
Jesus was not born in a manger in central Pennsylvania. He was a man of color. And the fact that we have represented him for centuries literally as a white man speaks to the entire history of white supremacy.
Sometimes I’ve gotten photographs back and people have literally shaven off pieces of me, and I tell them to put it back.
Fascist movements kill off their critics, literally or metaphorically, while democratic movements value, invite and even welcome criticism.
A neighborhood friend showed me how it was possible to go to a camera shop and pick up chemicals for pennies… literally… and develop your own film and make prints.
I started in the mailroom, literally, as an intern… in 1974. The legislator I was working for at the time said, ‘I want you to get your law degree and come back here and get elected and be the first woman governor.’ I kind of took that guy seriously – I thought that sounded like a pretty good idea.
Someone told me that having a baby is like having your heart walking around outside of your body, and I didn’t understand it until I had a baby. Now, like, everything he does literally crushes my heart. In a great way. And then if he’s in pain, it’s like my whole endeavor is to make sure he’s not in pain.
The water in L.A. tastes like bleach. I literally have to make my tea with Evian water.
I’ve done literally 100, 150 different characters.
The tribulation period is seven years, and when the signing of the covenant occurs, people who know the Bible and take it literally will know that, seven years later, Christ is going to come in His power and glory.
My wife thinks I’m a narcissist, but I just think it’s hilarious going on YouTube and seeing these covers. There are so many of them – literally hundreds! It’s flattering.
On the morning of September 11th, I was literally about 18 blocks from the World Trade Center. I witnessed in person what a lot of people witnessed in person, but what the world really saw on the television screen, I saw it with my own eyes that morning.
You worked every day to earn what’s on the table, literally. It was a week-to-week thing. And I wouldn’t change it. I would not change it for anything.
I could read music and sing all the right notes at the right time. And over time, I literally found my voice, found a way to make sound.
I’m literally tone-deaf with singing. It’s unreal.
People in the U.K. share my bemusement with the United States that America doesn’t share with itself. They have a sense of irony, which America doesn’t have, seeing as it’s being run by fundamentalists who take things literally.
I did have a literal shed of fan mail once. It was literally filled with, like, 25 of those giant mail cartons.
We all know that being able to express deep emotion can literally save a person’s life, and suppressing emotion can kill you both spiritually and physically.
Presidents have a right to certain prerogatives, including the expectation of a certain deference. He’s the president; this is history. But we seem to have come a long way since Ronald Reagan was regularly barked at by Sam Donaldson, almost literally, and the president shrugged it off.
I literally was famous before I knew my own name.
It was, ‘If you don’t do ‘The Show Goes On,’ your album’s not coming out.’ I had nothing to do with that record – nothing. I was literally told how I should rap on it. But I’m a bastard, ‘cos I’ll turn around and put it back in your face.
Nothing had been attempted like that, to lift Dad’s voice, literally, off of that track and put it on a brand-new one, and then line it up, match it up, get the phrasing right. I remember listening – everyone listening at the end, and we were just enthralled. It was really wonderful.
With classical ballet you are literally injuring yourself.
Look at Greg Jbara! I’ve watched him work for years, always switching. He’s literally a different human being when he’s onstage in ‘Billy Elliot.’ That’s the fun of what we do.
Cloud Gaming means that the game doesn’t need to be downloaded and run on your computer; it literally means the game runs out on the Internet, in the cloud, with the experience being streamed to the players.
If an athlete takes a shortcut – literally, for example, by running a street that shortens the marathon route by a quarter mile – he or she doesn’t have an insurmountable advantage. But it’s an unfair advantage, and in a field of equally matched athletes, it’s more than enough to make a difference.
I tell my students that the single most powerful thing that we have in this country – something that literally harbors no dissent and no questioning – is the all-powerful elite narrative.
He had a way with him. Before you had a chance to say no, he was there and done. That only happened to me once before, with a duke, who literally swept me off my feet, and before I knew what was happening, we’d done it. Another terrible mistake.
I do like the iPhone. I’ve been a Blackberry person from, like, literally day one of Blackberry, so it’s been a real switch, but it’s a great device.
I used to panic and get rattled when I was young, but as I’ve got older, I’ve started literally to live day to day. With age, you work out what matters.
With dancing, you have to know spatial movement with somebody. It is steps. It’s literally steps and knowing how close to be or how far away. You have to have the beat in the right place with the camera.
I believe strongly in inspiration, inspiration literally meaning ‘full of the spirit.’ I do believe that it comes to you.
We have more voices from more points of view on the C-SPAN call-in show than I’ve heard anywhere else. You can literally tune us in every day and hear it all. You can’t control it, and you shouldn’t control it.
The role of Barbara, in Music for Millions, was literally a tonic for me.
My home has to feel airy and bright with natural light. I don’t switch on lamps until it is literally black outside.
I can’t not write funny. It’s literally the only way I know how to do it.
I’m triggering acoustic instruments. I’m literally beating, smacking, hitting, blowing, doing physical things. It’s an incredibly exciting way to make music.
I grew up in a home where I was literally told from a young age, ‘No daughter of mine will ever wash a man’s socks,’ and I am pleased to say I never have. It was made clear that whatever I wanted to do I should aspire to, regardless of my gender.
A good teacher who can take the zero pay and help kids develop physically, emotionally, socially, is literally an angel.
The central region of the Milky Way, known as the bulge, is stuffed with literally tens of billions of stars. And most of these are old – considerably older than our Sun or its neighbors – because this part of the galaxy formed first. Consequently, bulge stars are generally deficient in heavy elements.
I like ‘Shameless.’ The first season I just watched it straight through. I literally didn’t get up. I just had to finish it.
When I designed my loft, I literally framed the World Trade Center as a picture postcard I could see from my bed. I no longer have that image, and I mourn it.
I was in Nashville, Tennessee, and I saw – we talk about crumbling bridges – I saw one, concrete literally falling onto the underpass below, threatening auto traffic.
I was a really sick kid. I developed epilepsy when I was eight years old, and I would have violent seizures, and I would – literally, I couldn’t get out of bed.
He who fears is literally delivered to destruction.
I will literally open my mouth not knowing what is coming out.
It’s nice when I have days off to go home and relax and literally take the weight off my shoulders and enjoy the simple things.
I’ll exercise in spurts, usually inspired by a dress that I have to fit into. But once that gown is squeezed into, if I continue to exercise, I get sick or I pull my back. For some reason my body literally rejects exercise.
I literally get up and get to do the one thing I dreamed about doing every day. And that is being a part of a television show and a radio show that is based in Hollywood.
Perhaps September 11 could be called the first historic world event in the strictest sense: the impact, the explosion, the slow collapse – a gruesome reality literally took place in front of a global public.
Most people know that forests are the lungs of our planet, literally playing a critical role in every breath we take. And that they’re also home to incredible animals like the orangutan and elephant, which will go extinct if we keep cutting down their forests.
See what I do is I book a studio that’s closed down and I go by myself. No one’s in there, literally just me and the engineer.
I went to school for clothing and textiles and thought this is what I was going to do. Then I started working in costumes and literally said, ‘I don’t know if I can take the actors.’
Whenever you’re at a poker table – and you’re betting all of your chips – you’re worried, you’re scared. Is it the right play? Have I thought through all the angles? That’s what stinks about life and business in general. If I had to calculate 100% certainty on every deal I did, I literally would do zero deals.
In youth, we get plenty of exercise through games and running around, but as middle life approaches, we settle down, literally and figuratively.
Whereas my producer literally worked on this thing for 10 years and because I gave that presenter credit to David Lynch, she to this day never gets credit. It really kills me.
Where the material is, that’s where you go. I’m a workman: I go to work. I’ve done movies for nothing, literally nothing; I did ‘Last I Heard’ for next to nothing.
The dream would be to work with my two favorite actors, Daniel Day Lewis and Cate Blanchett. Or playing Joaquin Phoenix’s brother in a film. Basically anything where I get to act opposite actors like these; ones who bring a certain caliber to their work and literally morph into the character they are playing.
There are literally hundreds of stories about women of color that haven’t been told that are amazing, fantastic, better than anything else.
I was always going to church with my mom, dad and sister. I was literally raised under the godly influence both at home and church. There was no alcohol and no smoking at our house. That was the way a Bowden was supposed to live. My dad always told me to represent the Bowden name in a respectful manner.
‘Pnin’ by Vladimir Nabokov, which is a literally small book, fit right in my common law book. I would sit in class and read it.
The picture has made its million back in four months; I have been overwhelmed by letters, hundreds of them, literally, begging me in my next production not to swing over the shallow trash of mother love, father love, sister love, brother love.
You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods, for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
I literally paid my way through the University of Texas with my umpiring.
Literally, I kissed a girl, and, like, a week later, she broke up with me. I was like, ‘Oh my God, was it that bad?!’
I literally think that if you’re in this business, it has to be the only thing you can and want to do, because it’s so hard. You have to be fully committed – and partially insane – to wake up every morning and be like, ‘I’m an actor.’
The average investor does significantly worse than a simple index… It’s literally because of the way our brains are wired.
Virtually every time the U.S. fires a missile from a drone and ends the lives of Muslims, American media outlets dutifully trumpet in headlines that the dead were ‘militants’ – even though those media outlets literally do not have the slightest idea of who was actually killed.
I’m the laziest person – that’s my normal self. When I’m hanging around my house, I literally look like a tramp. I love being comfortable and having no make-up on.
You can write jokes at any point of the day. Jokes are not that hard to write, or they shouldn’t be when it is literally your job.
God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.
When I was 3 or 4, I seemed to be bursting with music. They played Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Frank Sinatra in the house, so I learned my vocabulary from song lyrics – I was literally singing before I was talking.
We recorded the record on a Saturday afternoon March 30th and I heard the record for the first time on April 6th. I was driving to school, literally seven days later.
Anybody could say anything they want about me, and it literally never penetrates my skin.
That time, when everyone else is asleep, and it’s just me and my little man, that’s the best time I’ve ever spent in my life. I just get to love on him. It, literally, is the best.
I literally have zero friends. So I like people to adore me, but I never had a talent that made people adore me.
Sometimes I say things that I think are obviously sarcastic and people take them quite literally.
I have to say, if someone literally said to me, ‘You’re going off to a desert island, what is the one thing you would bring?’ I would say, ‘It’s my concealer or you can just kill me now.’ I’ve thought this through! Because I would find, like, berries in a bowl and make blush.
Gerald Wilson was one of my mentors: he was in his nineties before he passed and, literally, every time I saw him, he’d be like, ‘Man, Kamasi, I’ve got this new thing! Nobody ever heard anything like this before!’ It’s amazing hanging out with somebody that was born in 1918.
My training really was at the ‘New York Times,’ you know. When I got there, I was literally supposed to stay there for five weeks, and I got lucky like nobody, you know, like nobody’s business.
To be honest with you, I literally don’t even know how to style my hair unless I’m doing an event because I rely on hair stylists.
I don’t even like DVDs. Honest to God, in my lifetime, I might have rented a dozen DVDs, literally gone into a video store and rented a dozen DVDs in my lifetime, because I don’t like to see movies that way. I like to see them on the big screen.
You never know what you’re getting into like some of the best experiences I’ve ever had have been movies that literally had a million dollar budget and everybody’s eating Cheetos all day and running around without permits and trying not to get caught.
I am an open book, literally. I don’t mind if people know way too much about me.
I’ll literally pay three Hollywood readers who don’t know me to read my scripts under the radar and give cold comments. And at the early screenings of my movies, I’ll hand out questionnaires that can be filled out anonymously so people can be brutally honest because, to your face, they won’t be.
I didn’t have the time to literally write and draw the strip at the same time.
I have so much residue crap in my hair from years and years of not washing it and not having any sense of personal hygiene whatsoever. Even today, I go into these things where I’m supposed to be this sexy guy or whatever, and I’m literally asking, ‘If I get plumes of dandruff on me, can you just brush it off?’
Your connections to all the things around you literally define who you are.
I moved away when I was young, when I was about 19. I’d literally come from an area with dirt roads and stuff like that, right to the centre of a city of about five million people. It’s been great. I’m based in New York, and every day, it’s amazing.
Who I am as an architect and the history of my work – that’s clear to anybody who hires me. But I come in literally with nothing in my brain about what the building will look like.
I literally hate working out.
I’ve been on projects before where there’s no rehearsal, and you walk in on set and that’s literally the first time you’ve ever played the character, and then I’ve had times where there’s been three weeks of rehearsal. I like both.
When my sitcom ‘Miranda’ first became successful, I was so in the thick of working and I was so stressed that I didn’t really enjoy the moment. You suddenly look back and go, ‘Gosh, you’ve just got to enjoy every day.’ And now I wake up and literally pinch myself every day.
My whole reason for creating a network is literally to bring little pieces of light. It’s to continue to spread little pieces of light in the world, to illuminate the possibility of the human spirit.
A lot of DJs don’t realize they’re here today and gone tomorrow. They’re literally taking jets to every show. It’s crazy how much money they’re spending.
I would never allow anyone to give me money, no difference how badly I needed it. I wanted literally to earn my living.
There really are three types of ‘religious’ movies: the ones that make fun of it, the ones that vilify it and the ones that literally preach to the converted.
I went to something like six different schools before the age of 12, so I was always the new girl and had to make friends quickly. It was difficult at the start because I was very bookish – I was literally sat in the corner reading books, with no friends.
I always remember smelling Chanel No. 5 at home – my mum used to literally pour it, and she rocked it.
I remember the moment when it hit me. I was walking down Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side, and it felt like I was literally walking out of a jail cell that I had been in. At that moment, I realized I could shave if I wanted. It was up to me and no one else.
I’m not one of those stars that goes out and literally dresses to be photographed. I’m kind of a ‘what you see is what you get’ type of girl when I dress. I go for comfort above everything else.
It scared my mom to death when all my friends started driving. She always told me she wanted me to drive, but I think she kind of felt lucky that I didn’t get my permit when all my friends did. I think that’s been the hardest thing for her, watching me go out with my friends and literally drive away.
We get so little news about the developing world that we often forget that there are literally millions of people out there struggling to change things to be fairer, freer, more democratic, less corrupt.
Hermione is so close to who I am as a person that I’ve never really had to research a role. I’m literally rediscovering what it means to be an actress.
I don’t start a piece knowing exactly what effect it’s going to have. There is a seed of an idea that I could never articulate, right at the beginning of the piece, literally like one cell.
There is stardust in your veins. We are literally, ultimately children of the stars.
I literally was saved by a role, from becoming a cab driver. I never did have to wait tables, though, so looking back I guess I had it pretty soft.
A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.
I swim all the time at night – I’ve always been a water girl. It’s a black-bottom pool and my pool light was out, and as I’ve done a thousand times I just kind of did a little seal dive. I saw a huge bright light and I literally thought, ‘That’s it.’
Somebody said to me, ‘But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.’ That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.’
I believe many people feel like God is mad at them. One day I put a post on Facebook that said, ‘God is not mad at you.’ Within a few hours, we literally had thousands of positive responses from people saying things like, ‘That is exactly what I needed to hear today.’ Obviously, this is a message we need to hear.
My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s like a refuge, and it’s where I do a fair amount of designing – at least conceptually, if not literally.
I live in, literally, the same home when I was swiping my first bank card and wondering if I’d have to put back the Charmin. We still don’t have a dishwasher. My mom has done all these gardens so now my house looks like the garden shack in the middle of Versailles.
Mental illness, of course, is not literally a ‘thing’ – or physical object – and hence it can ‘exist’ only in the same sort of way in which other theoretical concepts exist.
One thing you learn doing magic tricks for a living is how close every performance of every magic trick is to disaster. There are no robust magic tricks. They’re all hanging from a thread – sometimes literally.
I can sleep anywhere. I can fall asleep standing up, literally anywhere.
Medicine saved my life, quite literally. I woke up every day of my training thinking, ‘I love doing this,’ feeling like it was so important what I was doing.
Just as ‘Islam’ literally means ‘peace,’ none of the 99 names of Allah mean violence. Similarly, every religion in the world stands for peace, compassion, and brotherhood.
I was born in Faridabad but brought up in Delhi and Mumbai. My father had been living hand-to-mouth and literally slept on railway platforms when he came to Mumbai for the first time to become a film singer. My parents were both singers; they sang together and fell in love due to their singing.
My mother – it’s not one of those waxing-poetic kind of things – she literally worked two or three jobs most of her life. So I personally experienced that, even though I had these great friends and associations who had unlimited amounts of money. That juxtaposition was an interesting one.
I don’t ever use dancers, and when I do, it’s literally, like, four break dancers.
You see people you identify with, and you take pieces of people you like and shape who you are. Like, I sound just like my dad. But that’s literally my vocal chords. I can’t sound like anything else… I sound like him, but I act like myself.
I’ve taken my cue from people here and from viewers, especially survivors-who said, ‘When it’s time to literally flip your wig, you’ll know.’
Free is not going to go away. Either the advertising model will still work, or there will still be literally hundreds of millions of people who want to put their information on the Net and want people to have access to it.
My first album after ‘American Idol’ I did with Desmond – we paid for it together, and we literally were together working on it every day for a year and half, just writing. We wrote in New York, Nashville, L.A., Sweden – we wrote with some other amazing songwriters like Diane Warren, too.
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
My parents met because my father was an actor friend of one of my mom’s brothers, but my mother has never set foot on the stage – she’s quite shy. So it’s a strange thing because people say, ‘Oh, coming from acting parents,’ when the idea of acting would literally make my mother just want to throw up.
To be fair, when I started doing ‘Verdict’ I literally had no idea what I was doing. I wanted to do some theatre, as I wanted to do something different. I wanted to learn and get an understanding of the craft.
In a deep metaphysical sense, all that is conditioned is illusory. All phenomena are literally ‘appearances,’ the outer masks in which the One Reality shows itself forth in our changing universe. The more ‘material’ and solid the appearance, the further is it from reality, and therefore the more illusory it is.
Every kid has a toy that they believe is their best friend, that they believe communicates with them, and they imagine it being alive, their toy horse or car or whatever it is. Stop-motion is the only medium where we literally can make a toy come to life, an actual object.
Nevada has literally become my second home.
I do not literally paint that table, but the emotion it produces upon me.
When I was 19 or 20 and doing my thing, I can’t sit here and say I had this strong political agenda – I was literally just being myself.
I’ve done literally everything there is to do on a baseball field as a pitcher.
We will literally send a van and a photographer to the home of anybody that can say they can’t get a picture made and a photo ID and we will do it… at the state’s cost and the taxpayer cost and not at the individual cost.
Smell is stimulating. It stirs things up and makes us nostalgic – a wonderful word which literally means ‘ache for home’ – which serves to inspire new circuits in the brain.
I remember auditioning for ‘Moulin Rouge!,’ the part that Ewan McGregor played. I was so young: I was literally just out of college.
Woodstock – I didn’t see anybody play, except when I was standing backstage waiting to go on, because it was so muddy. And the weather was so horrible, you literally couldn’t get there except by helicopter.
I give myself pep talks. I have to tell myself how sexy I am – literally every day. I do. I look in the mirror and say, ‘You are so sexy,’ because everything else in my body is telling me, ‘No, you’re not.’
I can’t tell you how good it is to go from ‘Homeland’ to be lucky enough to find ‘The Blacklist’ at the right time. It literally came at the very end of pilot season when I thought there was nothing left.
Faced with the way the system does you in the ‘hood sometimes, if you don’t literally get out, your chances are slim. You’ll definitely die mentally. You’ll pretty much die physically.
The first CD that I ever bought was ‘Britney Spears.’ It was at a 7-Eleven and I was like, ‘Can I get this?’ It was literally her EP and I picked it up and, of course, I fell in love with her. It was an early crush for me.
I love to smell like roses, literally all day!
Interesting enough, we had a reunion of the 12 of us who graduated, right? The only one who wasn’t there was the guy who became a priest, and he was literally in prison in Libya, for being a Catholic priest. Isn’t that interesting? Everybody else made the reunion but that guy.
That’s the thing about the script, is that how these people were affected by their decision, and how it could ultimately kill them, and I mean literally.
I’ve never felt the breath of God – you can take that statement literally or metaphorically – more than when I was yearning for a personal, intimate connection to something bigger than me.
I dated this guy who literally would never eat a single vegetable. I was like, ‘This is terrible. You eat like a five-year-old.’
Comedy has sort of been my life-long obsession. I literally obsessed over comedy. I really didn’t play sports – for me it was just comedy, computers and chess club; those were my big things.
I work for Fox News as a commentator. I say whatever I want. I’m the blonde on the left, figuratively and literally – the one who’s usually smiling because it’s T.V., not the Supreme Court or Congress, and I find civility more effective in any event.
I feel like the luckiest guy on the planet. But, I literally work all day, every day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, and that’s not an exaggeration.
I literally fell among Quakers when I went up to Oxford.
The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that all the stars were aligned; everything was just perfect. It was this beautiful woman just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life; I fell into her life.
To me, working out is literally like eating a meal or drinking water or breathing.
The best meal I’ve had was in Tavarua, an island in Fiji. It was just before sunset. A bunch of guys had just caught all this yellow fin tuna; they literally brought this huge wooden table down to the sand, pulled the tuna from the boat, dropped it on top of the table, pulled the skin off and sliced the tuna up.
In an enclosed space, a camel’s breath can change the atmosphere of the room. Not only just the smell, they literally seem to change the atmospheric pressure. It’s so disgusting. It’s like they have eight stomachs each more rancid then the next and it just comes out of their mouth.
I literally have meetings at eight o’clock in the morning, and I finish at nine o’clock at night. It sounds pathetic, but I don’t even have time to go shopping.
The whole point of film for me is that it’s such a joy. It’s such a wonder. The possibilities are literally endless in terms of what you can creatively do.
I’m literally online all day long, and if I don’t get back to everyone, I’ll stay up all night.
Surely, it’s one of terrorism’s intended effects, to literally stun our morale, to blow up strength and will along with buildings, and the reaction is hard to counter.
I never can understand how anyone can not smoke – it deprives a man of the best part of life. With a good cigar in his mouth a man is perfectly safe, nothing can touch him, literally.
New Orleans invented the brown paper bag party – usually at a gathering in a home – where anyone darker than the bag attached to the door was denied entrance. The brown bag criterion survives as a metaphor for how the black cultural elite quite literally establishes caste along color lines within black life.
One person who has taught me a lot and inspired me a lot was Peter Falk. I was fortunate enough to have worked with him in this movie called ‘Vig.’ He brought my work to a place where it literally shouldn’t have been for another two or three years.
When you see a parent pass, and you literally are there, and you’re sitting at that deathbed, man, and you have to tell them to go, it defines life for what it really is.
‘Jurassic’ is a legacy and a classic. Steven Spielberg created something pretty spectacular. It’s actually really interesting, when I look at it, I ask, ‘How has my life changed since being Lex?’ And I can literally walk into just about any city in the world and people will know who I am.
My YouTube videos have literally millions of views… Yet I’m still airbrushed out of the BBC Stalinist revision of history; the chart shows have been instructed not to play my music!
If watching your child die is a parent’s worst nightmare, imagine having to tell your other child that his sister is dead… Although I am certain that he cried, that we all cried, what I remember more is how we collapsed into each other, as if the weight of our loss literally crushed us.
‘Hamlet’ is one of the most dangerous things ever set down on paper. All the big, unknowable questions like what it is to be a human being; the difference between sanity and insanity; the meaning of life and death; what’s real and not real. All these subjects can literally drive you mad.
My guitarist husband, Mike, and writer me are the old-fashioned kind of bohemians. Not ‘fro-haired hipsters gyrating in iPod ads, but the sort who, starting January 1 of every year, literally don’t know where their next dime is coming from.
When I started running cross-country and track in high school, literally every race was a failure.
I believe, literally, in the God of the Old Testament, whom I understand as the Lord of the Jews and the Protestants. I’m a Christian Zionist, as well as a Christian feminist and a Christian socialist.
Fundamentalism does mean reading quite conservatively and literally, saying ‘the Bible is the word of God and we have to follow it. What it says is this.’
Why go for a costly, sickly, mass-produced purebred when shelters are full of one-of-a-kind mixed breeds who are literally dying for a home?
When I was 10, 11, 12 years old, I would pretend to be on the radio. I bought a mixer and these big, ugly headphones and I would literally broadcast the cassette tapes in my bedroom.
I work too much to be an appropriate parent. I feel like a bad mom to my dog some days because I’m just not here enough. I just feel like I would do a bad job if I took the time to literally give birth to a kid right now and try and juggle everything I’m doing.
I knew that I had to find my own voice, both figuratively and literally.
I still have a crush on Johnny Depp, and I literally only started dating my husband because he looked like Johnny Depp – and he knows that. We’ve been together for twelve years, and he still looks like Johnny Depp.
I find motion, literally, is where ideas come from. It’s almost like a built-in rhythm section. The contents of the songs are about change, and a lot of that stuff happens when you’re on tour, and you wake up and you’re in a different place and you start thinking about where you’re going and where you’ve been.
The only thing that my fans expect out of me is for it to be natural and not forced. They know me really well, and the moment I start to force something and pretend to be something I’m not, they’re gonna pick up on it. They’ll literally call me out on Twitter, like, ‘Charlie, this is not you.’
Designers and advertisers like the idea of my breasts, waist line, long legs, and long neck – but have literally made gagging noises at my facial features.
The first movie I literally ever made in my life was about two guys playing Stratego with each other. I had all my friends dressing up like the military characters in the game. So ‘Battleship’ is really my second board game turned movie!
I feel like everybody’s life literally has a soundtrack because we love music so much, and there are so many songs that people love.
It’s not for everybody to tweet, it’s for everybody to follow. The more people figure that out, they see it’s RSS-plus. It’s literally the place you check for information.
I’m so proud of myself. I thought, ‘I’ve got to learn about American history.’ I literally took two months off and watched every documentary known to man. I really didn’t know Benjamin Franklin was so cool.
I’m used to very low-budget situations. In ‘The Exploding Girl,’ we were literally changing in Starbucks because we didn’t have trailers.
I don’t like rides. I take everything in life quite literally, and so I genuinely feel terrified on rides and liable to vomit at any moment, and I hate to vomit even more than I fear rides.
I certainly feel my career was a great career because it inspired so many many people, literally hundreds of people to follow a new kind of life and to realize that they could make out and advance their own professional and private and social lives.
I never had trouble getting an agent. I went out and got my first couple roles, and literally within six months I never had to have another job other than acting.
I had life threats, because people accused me of approaching Brando as God and his son was Jesus. I literally had people saying my blood would run in the streets for doing that.
I literally have Mickey Mouse tattooed on me.
When I was homeschooled, I fell so behind – months behind at school – because I’m not good at keeping up. And so I had to sit down for literally three weeks to a month and just do all of it. And it was not fun, and I didn’t want to do it, but I had to.
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.
I literally have people go, ‘Oh my God, you’re the Pink Power Ranger’ and I’m like, ‘I do other things!’ But, you know, it’s so cool! I saved the world for a year.
I remember, with Kendrick on ‘To Pimp a Butterfly,’ I was in tears. I literally was because it had pulled me and pushed me and stretched me and crushed me and expanded me. It was like I didn’t know which way was up. By the end of it, I felt like I was floating in the ocean like a carcass.
No, there is literally nothing on the business side that I wouldn’t sacrifice in a heartbeat to have an extra couple of hours’ writing. Nothing.
We went to – I guess it was a legitimate boiler room, and I sat in front of this guy who literally was on the phone with two people at once. They call it double fisting.
The word democracy comes from the Greek and means, literally, government by the people.
A lot of my friends were a lot into theatre a lot earlier than I was. A lot of my friends were kids who were in The Broadway Kids and the kids auditioning for Gavroche in ‘Les Miz.’ I was never that kid. I was weaned on Michael Jackson. Not literally, because that would have been odd.
Our crumbling infrastructure disproportionately harms Black, brown, Indigenous, and low-income communities. The negative health impacts arising from fossil fuel use, industrial pollution, and toxic materials in our homes and schools are literally making us sick.
I go out into America, and I am literally navigating a minefield. Godliness has become abnormal.
I literally felt like a freak, which is another aspect of the role of Sally that I relate to: total outsider.
That seemed to be the case with most of the teams based in the smaller towns – the fans were more rabid, and they wanted to literally kill the opposition.
I tried to film ‘Leaves of Grass’ in Oklahoma, but it was literally about a million dollars less to shoot in Louisiana.
Extreme nationalism and Bolshevism have broken up the old world, a new world is in the making. It is literally true that old things are passing away; all things may become new, granted we have wise, unselfish, and determined guides.
I have no credentials. I have no money. I literally come from a poor place. I was a servant. I dropped out of college. The next thing you know I’m writing for the ‘New Yorker,’ I have this sort of life, and it must seem annoying to people.
The brutal history of colonialism is one in which white people literally stole land and people for their own gain and material wealth.
What happens when you have great grief in your life is the arteries of that heart begins to spasms down, just literally squeezes down like this because you’re feeling the tension of your life and then the heart muscle itself will also begin – to get stressed out.
I like the idea of working my way up. I don’t feel impatient to immediately jump into something that could literally bring down a studio if I don’t do it well.
The best decision I made at NYU was joining the Shakespeare ensemble. It literally led to everything I did after that. It gave me the kind of confidence I really needed.
I attend Internet conferences all the time, and they literally make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
Every role you play is literally – and I’ve said this before – every single role that you play, the only way you can connect to that character is because that was a piece of you that was scattered around that yard, almost like we got caught up in some whirlwind.
When I’m at my grandparents’, I know I literally have to do nothing but relax, enjoy myself, and enjoy my family members’ company.
When you’re an artist, you’re working, literally, for the sole purpose of art, and when people discredit you, it’s probably the most disrespectful thing you can do.
I would not have lasted a minute, literally a minute, on this Earth without God and angels by my side, because I was born. And right as I was born, I went into a respiratory arrest. So, big things that keep me going are friends and family, God. And another thing is looking forward to what’s going to happen tomorrow.
I was hearing music in my head and trying to play it on the clarinet, but it didn’t match.’ Then, literally the first day, it did with the saxophone. I was like, ‘Oh man, that’s what I’ve been trying to do; this is what it’s supposed to sound like.’
You know, it doesn’t take a genius in the private sector to know that you can save literally hundreds of billions of dollars in federal spending if you can make it more responsive. That’s the main job.
I think golf is literally an addiction. I’m surprised there’s not Golf Anonymous.
Another way I like to barbecue king salmon is as a whole fish stuffed, literally to the gills, with sweet onions, sliced lemons, and summer sage.
Personally, I am obsessed with my mom, and I would do literally anything for her.
When I first started doing my comedy act, I just desperately needed material. So I took literally everything I knew how to do on stage with me, which was juggling, magic and banjo and my little comedy routines. I always felt the audience sorta tolerated the serious musical parts while I was doing my comedy.
The ‘Tickle Monster’ story literally flew out of my mouth.
The Freedom Riders literally put their lives and limbs on the line in order to bring about an America that lives up to its own stated ideals. They are nothing short of American patriots, and honoring them more than 60 years after their historic acts is the least we can do.
I am a distance runner, a marathoner… literally and figuratively.
The truth is, everybody falls into an incinerator of some measure or other. Not literally one. The question is what are you going to do with those bad times? Are you just going to let them gnaw at you?
The accent in England can change literally from street to street, and people have this sort of feudal tribalism whereby you can identify somebody’s provenance by their voice.
They put chains on me; they chained my waist, my legs. Put me in the back of a squad car, and I literally blacked out. I didn’t even – there’s whole pieces missing.
I had to do a lot of preparation for ‘Kaaka Muttai.’ I had to literally spend every night and morning in the slums, observing the life of people there, and work on my diction.
Simon Monjack had nothing to do with ‘Factory Girl.’ He filed a frivolous lawsuit against us… making bogus claims that we had stolen his script. He held us literally to hostage and we were forced to settle with him as he held our production over a barrel.
I wasn’t a visionary but I literally had my finger on the pulse of the women of America.
You know how people love to glamorize poverty? There’s nothing glamorous about it. But it did make me really creative. Those days, I was literally taking t-shirts in the day and sewing them back together to make dresses for the night.
My godchildren went to see Taylor Swift in concert and got to meet her. They literally ran toward her and hugged her, and it was amazing. I got big bonus points for it. I’ll remind them when they’re teenagers.
It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
I grew up in dance studios. I was forced to be in several numbers in recitals and dance competitions. I took one tap class – literally one class – and then I quit.
Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them or one that can literally save their lives.
There are clear cases in which ‘understanding’ literally applies and clear cases in which it does not apply; and these two sorts of cases are all I need for this argument.
We even had a different word for Christmas in my language, Bengali: Baradin, which literally meant ‘big day.’
‘Mean Girls’ is literally one of my favorite movies. It’s just such a classic. Everybody has seen it, and me and my friends quote it all the time.
I was literally the black sheep of the family, and there were definitely moments of discomfort while my grandmother was working through her racism.
Every time I get on an airplane I have a routine. I cover the inside of my nostrils with anti-bacterial ointment. I’m popping Zicam like it’s candy. And I drink, literally, from L.A. to New York, six bottles of water.
That feeling when you’re so cold you’d give anything to be warm – I’ve had it before, literally huddled around a candle flame on an ice sheet.
Because videogames are so inherently influenced by movies, to take a movie and literally create a videogame out of it, you’re immediately setting limitations and expectations on what that game can be.
The theme song of ‘Doug’ was my ringtone once for literally a year.
I am literally just a human. I have the same brain as you; there’s a skeleton under my skin just like yours.
I’ve probably got the most eclectic social media there is because it literally goes from hanging out with my son at a park, to, like, Madonna’s house, to a rave in Africa.
Literally, I don’t have a television. So I don’t really know what’s happening pop-culturally. I read the ‘New York Times.’ And there’s one worldwide cabin blog that I look at.
I play only classical music. My pianos are my only big indulgence, but they’re a necessity. When I’m playing the piano is literally the only time I can be completely abstract and disconnected from the regular world and yet be connected – to my music.
I’ve had a wordless phase, and that’s still not entirely over: what I sing is not always literally meant that way, and you can hear that in the way it is sung.
What passes for investigative journalism is finding somebody with their pants down – literally or otherwise.
There’s a very real possibility in this industry of going out and leading your life and then going home and being a voyeur of your own life. You can literally go watch yourself – where you went last night, what you did, what the things that people presuppose about you. It’s kind of crazy.
Like it or not, in the end, it’s one’s body. It’s literally what carries you through life. There’s a reason for the saying, ‘If you have your health, you have everything,’ and it’s true. Old age, disease – these are the great equalizers.
It is literally the case that learning languages makes you smarter. The neural networks in the brain strengthen as a result of language learning.
I buy five of the same shirts. I literally have six blue shirts. Now I have six green shirts.
I live in L.A. – I love L.A., first off – but I didn’t realize how much better the air quality was in Vancouver until I went back to L.A. for a weekend and I literally felt like I was breathing fire.
Remember, no one decides who they’re going to vote for based on the vice president. I mean that literally.
Much of the Netherlands lies considerably below sea level, as you well know. Through the process of building dikes to wall out the salty sea and through pumping the water into canals, the country of the ingenious, resourceful, and doughty Dutch has literally been born of the sea.
I think that ‘Mr. Show’ was a huge influence on me. It was literally the reason I started doing comedy, because I was asked to do a bit at The Comedy Store, and B.J. Porter and I went to see Bob and David – who I’d never heard of – do a live show, which was one of the shows that got them the ‘Mr. Show’ show.
San Antonio is like a military town. It’s like literally – when I was growing up there, there were five Air Force bases, plus Fort Sam Houston. I was always sort of near the military.
Whether you’re writing television or movies, at some point you’re going to encounter a male executive or investor who’s going to say, ‘I don’t like that woman. She’s unlikable.’ And often, it’s literally for being a regular human woman as opposed to an attracting human woman.
My career is not well thought out. Every choice has been instinctive and, quite literally, impulsive in many ways.
The government should not pick up every single bit of healthcare to where literally 60 percent of every dollar is just in your last 60 days of life. We should be more balanced than that and give people a chance to understand what the government should and should not pay for.
I went to Beijing for the Olympics and was literally right across the track from Usain Bolt. And when he gets to full stride, for every two steps the other guy’s taking, he’s just taking one.
When you have the president arguing that there was mass voter fraud in the absence of any evidence whatsoever – I mean, literally zero – what’s to stop anyone from saying so-and-so’s a so-and-so?
You cannot afford a world with slavery, which literally takes someone and turns them into a machine.
I didn’t even walk for graduation – I did graduate, though. I got this homeschool deal. I didn’t have to go to school because I was depressed, and my mom wrote all these essays for me. I didn’t write one of them. She literally got me my diploma.
When we’re touring America or Europe, we use our own plane and a great advantage of that is it cuts out an awful lot of time checking in. You literally drive up to the plane, get on and then drive off at the other end.
We know no one is perfect, but what we cannot tolerate, what we will never accept, is a person or company that knows dangers exists and says nothing – literally, silence can kill.
I feel really blessed when people start comparing me with Sachin, but I keep myself focused on my performance and not on such comparisons. I literally worship him, so I don’t see too much in this comparison. No cricketer has been able to score one hundred centuries like Sachin.
I love pampering myself, so going for a massage or getting a mani-pedi makes me feel instantly better. When my nails are done I feel so much better – it’s the little things that make me so happy, and you literally feel polished.
I really think that effective acting has to do literally with the movement of molecules.
I loved all movies, literally. I certainly loved ‘Shane’ and ‘Roxie Hart.’ Later on, when I was less of a kid, I loved ‘L’Avventura’ and ‘Persona’ and all Fellini movies and like everybody else I loved John Ford. Then and now, I loved Preston Sturges, maybe above anyone.
It’s very complicated to literally put your family on TV.
My mother, who grew up in Pennsylvania, literally washed my mouth out with soap once for saying, ‘Shut up!’ to my sister. She would have washed my mouth out with gasoline if she knew how foul my mouth was racially when she wasn’t around.
Mozart wrote so many works in his thirty-five years that it would take a lifetime just to write out the notes. We literally do not know how he did it.
I always draw from things around me that people around me have gone through… The story that could be taken really literally is not from my life exactly. But bits and pieces are, and the sentiment behind it is.
I had been very focused on the issue of education disparities in our country, and literally, by the time kids are just nine years old, in low-income communities, they’re already three or four grade levels behind nine-year-olds in high-income communities.
What keeps me up at night? Anxiety. Anxiety, the inability to go to sleep, it’s quite literally that.
Women are so – maybe this is just a male perspective, but for my money, they’re so connected to life in a way that men aren’t. They’re able to give birth, have children, and it’s literally a part of them. They perhaps have a stronger capacity for caring than males.
Going back to high school and college, I believed I would be involved in public service. I literally could not conceptualize anything else.
There are literally as many ideas as there are organisms.
We’re literally just beginning to learn how to use satellites to find sites. More and more people are realizing there’s this incredible tool.
‘Shan shui’ you can literally translate as ‘mountain and water.’ In traditional Chinese culture, there are a lot of paintings about shan shui, but now we’re talking about a shan-shui city.
My wife is the host of ‘Big Brother.’ Her name is Julie Chen, and she’ll say, ‘Da da da, but first we do this.’ So they mashed together her saying ‘but first’ a couple dozen times. Literally. In different outfits. And when you cut it together like that, it appears very robotlike. They called her the Chenbot.
You literally can’t do any more than your best so that was always my attitude and that is still my attitude, which is to go out there and give it my best every single night.
I try and direct environmentally, so that people don’t feel like everything is going to depend on what happens when someone says, ‘action,’ so that they can literally be swimming in the warm water, and at some point the race begins, and at some point the race ends, but it is about being free to swim.
Christopher Walken could literally read a phone book and fill a theater, and it would be interesting to watch. I’ve often wanted to produce a show and ask him if he’d do that. All week long, he could read the As on Tuesday, the Bs on Wednesday; we’d see how long it would last.
Alzheimer’s is literally killing us, and the only way to fight this ‘crime’ is through a groundswell of people who continue to raise their voices and funds to ensure it gets the attention it deserves.
Every time I say something that’s extremely truthful out loud, it literally breaks the Internet.
I don’t have a TV at my house. I literally do not. I have a television, but I don’t have anything plugged into it, though. I watch DVDs.
The Middle East is literally going up in flames, as is California, and Katrina’s problems haven’t been solved, and Congress’ response is to criticize Federal judges.
I have a terrifying long list of fears. Literally everything – diseases, spiders… and people getting tired of me.
To go from not being recognised at all to literally, the next day, having people stop you in the street was very, very weird. I had to buy myself a great baseball cap.
In Tehran, the 444 days of the Iran Hostage Crisis was the first world event in which you could literally have live events beamed into your living room. Now, every world event plays out on its own, and as a media event.
I think I’m a kind of a person who works hard at whatever I do, literally from being a waitress to being on television. I always try to give 110 percent to whatever it is I’m doing.
First time I walked out on the Opry stage, Vince Gill was there. He kind of ‘daddied’ me through the whole thing. My knees were knocking. I walked out there, and I was literally shaking. They say it’s the spirits or the ghosts. And out of respect for that whole establishment, I was really really nervous.
We always think of borders as something that separates two peoples but of course they unite them. It’s something you have in common, literally.
I literally have a private jet on call at all times.
Let me tell you, the life of a C list celebrity is pretty sweet. If I want to go to an Applebee’s, all I have to do is, literally, walk in the door. They seat me as soon as the other people ahead of me are seated.
I’ve been to parties in L.A. that are mind-blowing. I mean, quite literally mind-blowing. People get cellphones in the party bag, that sort of thing. Fabulous, fabulous parties.
In the years since I worked with John Hughes, there were many years where I literally had hundred of doors slammed in my face because I wasn’t that kid anymore, and I wasn’t a character actor, and I wasn’t a leading man, and I wasn’t whatever Hollywood was looking for.
All through my school life I was appalled by the fact that masters and senior boys were allowed quite literally to wound other boys, and sometimes very severely.
There’s a famous slogan here in the Bavarian dialect, and we use it inside Bayern Munich. We say, ‘Mia san mia.’ Literally, it is, ‘We are we,’ but it means, ‘We are who we are.’ That’s not being very arrogant, but we are very confident about our ability to win the game. It is about a winning mentality.
Every so often when I’m writing, a character might actually be a distinct person in my head – often not an actor or a face, literally a person who just seems to exist in my imagination. Then the challenge is finding somebody who is close enough to that to make me feel like I’ve ended up where I wanted to be.
I am literally obsessed with Lena Dunham. She’s, like, my favorite person in the world. I follow her on Twitter; I read her every day.
Walter Cronkite was a personally decent and convivial man, who literally couldn’t kill a fly, was kind to his children, generally helpful to juniors, authentically curious about the news, and, in his time, an energetic reporter.
I have OCD and, literally, walking on the left, needing things to be in even numbers with few exceptions. One and seven, any number that ends in seven, that’s all me. All the tics like the pulling of the ear and scratching of the palms, all me.
Watching a documentary with people hacking their way through some polar wasteland is merely a visual. Actually trying to deal with cold that can literally kill you is quite a different thing.
Now I’ve literally become neighborhood watch. I call 911 on people. I’m the old man driving 25-miles-per-hour down Sunset.
Christianity was literally born in the Middle East, and we must not forget our Middle Eastern brothers and sisters in Christ.
A man is literally what he thinks.
The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists – I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney.
Providing patients and consumers with solid information on the cost and quality of their healthcare options can literally make the difference between life or death; and play a decisive role in whether a family or employer can afford healthcare.
You go to a theater now and you literally see parents watching the movie and they suddenly cover their kid’s ears. I figured I’d make one movie where they didn’t have to do this.
It was really a pleasure to play someone who’s literally pushed past her breaking point repeatedly.
I go into meetings with some film-makers and they literally have nothing to say, they’re almost bored by their own material. I’d rather work with people who are very passionate and very animated about what they want to do. People who just want to tell stories.
When the insane people start the chatter, there’s no way to win that fight. It’s literally like arguing with someone who is speaking another language, so there’s no engaging with that kind of stuff.
Great Britain had a much different situation than we do and did here in the United States, in that they had literally thousands of infected animals with human health risks. Their infectivity in this disease happened before very much was known about it.
I’ve been out with men who have literally had an argument with the mirror because they couldn’t get their hair right. When I was younger, I might have reassured him, but I can’t do that anymore.
Being a mother is the best thing that ever happened to me. Before you have your first baby you are a girl and then you become a mother. There is no transition into being a woman; you literally become a mum and being a mum means you always love someone else more than yourself and it is an unexplainable situation.
I have lived in public as a somewhat recognizable person since I was a teenager. Emails I answer end up posted on sites; pictures of me and someone I just met, taken by a cellphone, literally number in the thousands and are easily accessed.
Comic-Con is interesting because there’s so much going on at once, it’s literally impossible to do everything. You need clones and some sort of hoverboard so you can surf over the crowd of packed-in nerds.
There are literally Internet rescue camps in China and Korea to deal with children that are addicted. Internet disorder is maybe going to count as a psychiatric disorder in a couple of years.
When I first left the Eagles, I said, ‘That’s it. I’m going to play golf.’ After 10 days, it was like… there has to be more to life! I can still swing a golf club, and don’t forget, Les Paul played until he literally passed away.
Oh, my God, I literally only have, like, one friend that I’m actually completely, like, myself with.
When I was on the swim team as a kid, I used to hide out from my coach by going into the bathroom and hiding out in one of the stalls. And I would literally wrap myself in toilet paper so as not to get hypothermia.
Working out the social politics of who you can trust and why is, quite literally, what a very large part of our brain has evolved to do.
You become aware of an illness by understanding yourself and understanding the meaning that that illness has in your own life, symbolically and, more importantly, quite literally.
My life is so much better with lupus because I know that stress and too much junk food will literally put me in hospital.
My two best friends have gone through break-ups that were really hard, and I remember thinking, ‘How could this be so hard and important to them?’ Literally for months they were really upset and they couldn’t get over it. I had no idea what it was like. And now that I’ve been through it, I totally understand.
I went to Afghanistan in ’96 to write about terrorist training camps south of Jalalabad and Tora Bora, in the mountains. I was there right before the Taliban took over, literally a few weeks before they took Kabul. The frontline wasn’t terribly active, but it was definitely there. And they swept into power.
I would literally have to go meet people so they could see I didn’t have big red hair and wear high heels constantly. It was just really ingrained in people.
The way to deal with the devil of obesity and diabetes is literally one day at a time.
I feel very lucky and privileged to be a writer. I feel lucky in the sense that I can branch out into prose and tell different kinds of stories and stuff. But being a writer is so great because you’re literally not dependent on anybody.
There’s no room for being a visionary in the studio system. It literally cannot exist.
The need to understand prescription information can literally be a matter of life and death.
Sometimes my husband has to literally pull me away from the computer.
My mom was a shopaholic. She can literally never wear the same thing twice. That’s fine with me.
With some cider you can literally taste the spirituality in it.
When I first started off doing makeup, I used to use literally the most intense, cement, full-coverage makeup ever, but I realized, hey, if you’re working really hard on your skincare routine, you don’t need this.
The ideal thing would be to have a 100 percent effective AIDS vaccine. And to have broad usage of that vaccine. That would literally break the epidemic.
Growing up with my mother who grew up during World War II being half Filipina, half Okinawan, and literally running around the jungles in the Philippines escaping Japanese military chasing after them – I grew up with what they deem now as trauma, generational trauma.
I think the height of ridiculousness was when I was playing Elizabeth in ‘The Golden Age’ while preparing to start shooting ‘I’m Not There.’ I literally finished filming Elizabethan grandeur on Friday, flew to Montreal, and started being Bob Dylan on Monday.
I get invited to literally every single movie premiere that’s going on.
A lot of what making art is, is just being open, and empty. And putting yourself in the right place for things to, literally, come together.
I’m also a huge cinephile, and I have witnessed that to honor the book literally word-for-word never makes a good movie.
I’ve been shy twice. Once when I saw Matthew Bomer and once when I saw Adam Levine. I couldn’t say anything, literally.
If I’m singing something I don’t like, it literally feels like stepping on nails.
This funny little film we did called ‘Sharknado’ has caused so much buzz, I would have never imagined. It’s literally caused more buzz than anything else I’ve ever done. I had no idea that it was going to turn into this phenomenon.
I’ve had meetings where there were literally, like, 12 angry men in a room and me. And even when everyone shot me down, I somehow dug in one more time.
I was doing comedy in laundry mats in 1992, literally where I would bring a little gorilla amp and a lapel mike and just start performing.
For me, I need to fully immerse myself in a script to the point where I’m literally locking myself away for weeks at a time and I just write it. So I can write twelve to fifteen hours in a day, with breaks in between, obviously, but I need to just sort of live within the world of the script.
It felt as if my body was, like, literally betraying me because I went from a very athletic, straight-up-and-down little kid to a very curvaceous woman, and it was just horrifying to me.
All you could do was to see them. We were backstage when the Beatles were on and you could just about hear a noise. It was just literally screaming.
I don’t know if I ever feel totally great about a record when I put it out. With every record that I put out, someone has literally got to come pry it from me because when I listen to my own music, I just hear flaws in it.
When I saw ‘Hercules,’ my mind just exploded because I was extremely thin; I was insecure. I literally ran out of the theatre and started lifting things, anything I could think of – milk crates. I’m still lifting things. It changed my life.
A vast percentage of the human race is literally not wired neurologically to get irony. Well more than half of humanity takes life at face value, which is to me terrifying.
To save your own hair, wigs are literally the way forward.
I could go on Twitter, Instagram, and literally, my soul will be lifted by things that I see. It just makes me really happy.
Shooting this one was kind of like a two month party, we would literally play music between takes, and other movies that were shooting on our lot would play hookey, come over and hang out and stuff. We had a great time.
In 1981, when I went down to visit Georgia Tech, I watched Michael Jordan play and literally get ridiculed for taking a jump shot in the championship game that went off the backboard, and they won. People are forgetting that Michael was just one of the players when they went to the Dream Team.
There was a time in L.A. when I drove to 7-Eleven to go grocery shopping, and I locked my keys in my car, which wasn’t insured. My wallet was in there, and I couldn’t call AAA, because I only had $7 in my bank account. It was one of those moments where I was like, ‘O.K., I literally have nothing right now.’
At the level at which I work with people, their great talent is paired with great insecurity. Self-doubt is literally the twin of self-confidence. And I have to be there for both.
You could lose hundreds or thousands one day on paper and gain it all back the next, and it has literally no effect on your immediate future, provided the money you have in the market is money you’re investing for the long haul (meaning at least three to five years).
I was dealing with craft, and that’s the surprising thing, the number of people who have literally broken down on our stage, because when you’re talking about the thing that is most important to someone, they’re liable to feel something strong.
Ask anyone on Social Security if their check comes on time every month. Like clockwork. And it comes through the so-called dilapidated U.S. mail. My dad’s check literally will come on the same day every month. The government has been quite good and efficient at creating a number of systems.
I didn’t see my son the entire time I did ‘Dancing With the Stars.’ The only time I saw Jeffrey was when he came to the show Monday and Tuesday nights to watch me dance. You literally rehearse six to eight hours every single day – 40 to 50 hours a week.
I come from a duo, actually, quite literally. My parents are Linda and Eddie, and they had an act in Vegas called ‘Love’s Way.’
I haven’t had my teeth fixed, I haven’t had a hair transplant. I haven’t had a skin peel, tummy tuck. I’ve done literally nothing.
The Internet is literally a network of networks.
I spend my life studying that book, and every book I’ve written has in some sense been a book about the Bible, and that’s what I mean by reclaiming its value and its essence for a world that no longer treats it literally and no longer reads it traditionally.
You could literally be perfect and people would still hate you, for being perfect.
I was the guy literally in the chess club who decided to wear a bow tie for the last two years of high school, so I obviously wasn’t trying to get the ladies.
When I was a kid I didn’t feel like I fit in because – this is really silly and I probably shouldn’t say it, but, I didn’t think anything was funny. So I used to go home and literally cry to my mom and my step-dad at the time and I didn’t think anything was funny. I couldn’t laugh.
To me the director’s job is to leave it in better shape than you found it, literally.
I take a freezing cold shower to start every day, and when I can’t take it any more, I count 20 Mississippi’s. Then I literally walk out of the shower and say, ‘Let’s go.’
I often feel that my days in New York City, that I was here for five years, didn’t get one job, went on a thousands of auditions and literally did not get a job on a soap, not a movie, not TV, not nothing, although I did do some commercials thank God.
I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty. I’ve done it all. I’ve worked as a clown, literally, at children’s parties.
You go down to Skid Row and you see literally hundreds of people and not just men, but women and children as well. It’s really a tragedy that our society has come to that.
This is a serious, serious condition that is also called postpartum psychosis. And that’s where, literally, you get so bad that you end up either hurting the baby or killing yourself.
The thing about New York is you can leave your house without a plan and find the day. You can’t do that in Los Angeles. You need to get in your car, all this, you can’t just drive around like a lunatic. In New York, you can literally walk outside, and wind up anywhere.
There were real reasons that you were attracted to somebody originally. The brain doesn’t pick willy-nilly. Unless you part ways hating each other for some reason, that mechanism could get triggered again. You can literally fall in love again.
There are two views of interpreting the Bible in America: that every word is literally the truth without qualification, and then the other view is, it’s called plenary inspiration, which holds that all religious truth taught in the Bible is true from God, but each word is not necessarily interpreted literally.
Wall Street trading floors have long been seen as bastions of testosterone that rewarded, literally, those with sharp elbows who could throw a punch.
Golf is a game to me. Other players work extremely hard all year long. I work hard before Augusta. I know I get good results when I practice, but it also wears me out. It literally wore me out even when I was in my 20s.
Japan is quite weird because they wait for you to say something before they respond. You can literally hear a pin drop, they don’t make a sound until you say something to the crowd.
‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ – every scene is from those characters’ point of view. They’re in literally every scene, very unusual in a big studio film.
Since the Columbia accident, the Russian space agency, or the Russian space program, has been literally carrying the load bringing us all the supplies we need on the Progress vehicle, smaller amounts on the Soyuz vehicles.
I love being tall. as you literally look at life from a different perspective: it’s easier to breeze through life’s turmoils; there’s more room to breathe.
The Comedy Bar is an intimate club, which I prefer. I refuse to play theatres, because large empty spaces make me nervous, and I don’t enjoy the echo. I’m no sell out. Literally.
In terms of the Japanese royal family, they were considered the direct descendants of a god. They are regarded as all-powerful and possessors of unimaginable wealth, and yet they are, more often than not, literally prisoners of tradition.
I literally tried every sport and was miserable. Soccer couldn’t hold my attention. I couldn’t figure skate. I’m afraid to swim. So I did dance for five years. It came a time where I was getting a little bit bored with it.
The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?
Although Bill Finger literally typed the scripts in the early days, he wrote the scripts from ideas that we mutually collaborated on. Many of the unique concepts and story twists also came from my own fertile imagination.
I was always trying to find the balance between trying my best and being an incredible parent. I literally realized that it was chaos – but it was happy chaos.
I have an eight-year-old child, and I literally can’t wrap my mind around the kind of grief that must be felt when you lose a child.
I can be at my house sitting there making music alone, and every single time I’ve ever done that the first thing I do when I’m done, no matter if it’s 4 in the morning… I literally just pick up my phone and I call someone.
My father was an immigrant who literally walked across Europe to get out of Russia. He fought in World War I. He was wounded in action. My father was a great success even though he never had money. He was a very determined man, a great role model.
I was skating with friends in my neighborhood, and then eventually I was invited to go to the skate park with one of them. When I saw people flying all around – literally flying in and out of bowls – that is when I knew I wanted to do it. I wanted to figure out how I could get there and how I could fly.
I came literally to the table with a wealth of knowledge by simply understanding how food should taste.
An allegory is not meant to be taken literally. There is a great lack of comprehension on the part of some readers.
If Kanye was not in the equation, I literally wouldn’t even be here. His music pushed hip-hop – the man is a master at taking a complex idea and presenting it in a way that is accessible for everyone.
I believe psychology has done very well in working out how to understand and treat disease. But I think that is literally half-baked. If all you do is work to fix problems, to alleviate suffering, then by definition you are working to get people to zero, to neutral.
I literally change my phone number 10 times a year and I don’t ever save my contacts.
The problem with ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ was that it was designed to be a PG-13 movie. It was literally a horror movie for a younger generation. I was trying to do the film equivalent of teenage, young adult readers, and when they gave it an R rating, the movie couldn’t sustain an R.
‘Babel’ is about the point of view of others. It literally includes points of views as experienced from the other side. It is not about a hero. It is not about only one country. It is a prism that allows us to see the same reality from different angles.
I literally practiced every day except on the weekends.
I finished ‘Hell or High Water’ and started writing ‘Wind River’ literally the next day.
My parents were not poor, I mean we were a very average middle-class family of academics, but my grandfather happened to have built house literally next to one of Kolkata’s largest slum.
If you think about the market that we’re in, and more broadly just the enterprise software market, the kind of transition that’s happening right now from legacy systems to the cloud is literally, by definition, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
But when you take the Bible literally, for what it says, you have to come back to the fact that there is only one way of salvation; there’s only one Savior.
The town I grew up in, there were no musicians to play with; it was just me. The town I grew up in, there was two shops: like, a paper shop that sells confectionery, sweets and stuff, and, like, a farm supplies and a petrol station. That was literally it.
The first sign of real obsession with music was with an old wind-up gramophone that mum had thrown out into the garage. My parents gave me three old 45s – two Supremes records and one Tom Jones record – and I used to come home from school literally every day, go out to the garage, wind this thing up, and play them.
No statement about God is simply, literally true. God is far more than can be measured, described, defined in ordinary language, or pinned down to any particular happening.
There were days that I literally had no reason to get out of bed. It just was so destructive for me.
They say getting a show on the air and having it be a success, literally, the odds are like winning the lottery. For me, I’ve won the lottery several times, so I’ve been awfully lucky.
In today’s world, having money has allowed people who are extremely uncool to think that they’re cool and carry it like that. People who really are cool and people who really are artists and have ideas have to literally turn in their cool card to society just to make it past the age of 28.
I love being sentimental and remembering things. I literally am a sentimentalist.
New ideas in technology are literally a dime-a-dozen, or cheaper than that.
I’ve been eating tons of organic foods, staying away from processed sugars, white flours, and anything artificial. It’s the same as my normal regime, but I’m being even stricter, because everything I put into my body is literally building this precious baby inside me.
They pulled Resurrection out of the theatres, so it was running in New York and I was nominated for the Oscar and there was no ad in the newspapers to say it was running. So it was literally killed.
While Democrats in Congress have surrounded themselves with a wall with razor wire, the NG, and they demand security literally from federal law enforcement, they are going to take away police rights.
There’s even an aircraft sensor system that sends down hundreds of thousands of pulses of light measured at different return rates. It allows you to literally strip away vegetation and see entire cities beneath the rain forest canopy. This is the unbelievable future of archaeology.
I got so far away from what they told you in acting class: Do something different. Producers kept offering me the ‘Sister Act’ movie, but I said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple.’ I literally said, ‘My fans don’t want to see me in a wimple.’
What is unusual about Earth is that language, literally, has become alive. It has infested matter. It is replicating and defining and building itself. And it is in us.
If I take the theory as we have it now, literally, I would conclude that extra dimensions really exist. They’re part of nature. We don’t really know how big they are yet, but we hope to explore that in various ways.