Best Quotes About Admire

He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire. -Winston Churchill

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a function of who we are when we see them. -Mary Schmich

The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis. -Leon Edel

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. -Abraham Joshua Heschel

The concept of two people living together for 25 years without a serious dispute suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. -A. P. Herbert

When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome. -Jean Giraudoux

The worst tragedy for a poet is to be admired through being misunderstood. -Jean Cocteau

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead. -Leo Rosten

There is something about poetry beyond prose logic, there is mystery in it, not to be explained but admired. -Edward Young

Those 40 or 50 national correspondents who had followed Kennedy since the beginning of his electoral exertions into the November days had become more than a press corps – they had become his friends and, some of them, his most devoted admirers. -Theodore White

It is true that the poet does not directly address his neighbors; but he does address a great congress of persons who dwell at the back of his mind, a congress of all those who have taught him and whom he has admired; they constitute his ideal audience and his better self. -Richard Wilbur

I'd like to introduce someone who has just come into my life. I've admired him for 35 years. He's someone who represents integrity, honesty, art, and on top of that stuff I'm actually sleeping with him. -Shirley MacLaine

It is only an auctioneer who can equally and impartially admire all schools of art. -Oscar Wilde

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. -Carl Sandburg

Age should not have its face lifted, but it should rather teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character. -Clarence Day

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why. -Eleanor Roosevelt

I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness. -John Heywood

Adversity is the state in which man most easily becomes acquainted with himself, being especially free of admirers then. -John Wooden

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire. -Rupert Brooke

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. -Arthur Helps

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion. -Thomas Mann

Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. -W. H. Auden

Celerity is never more admired than by the negligent. -Cleopatra

I always admired Wonder Woman and the Incredible Hulk – but I don't know if I'd be a very convincing hulk. -Lucy Liu

CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she's strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it. -Jay Leno

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We always admire the other person more after we've tried to do his job. -William Feather

The very least you can do in your life is to figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. -Barbara Kingsolver

I once knew a chap who had a system of just hanging the baby on the clothes line to dry and he was greatly admired by his fellow citizens for having discovered a wonderful innovation on changing a diaper. -Damon Runyon

The more I see of the representatives of the people, the more I admire my dogs. -Alphonse de Lamartine

I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due. -Horace Walpole

We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Mirrors are ice which do not melt: what melts are those who admire themselves in them. -Paul Morand

Some guys are admired for coming to play, as the saying goes. I prefer those who come to kill. -Leo Durocher

Any dictator would admire the uniformity and obedience of the U.S. media. -Noam Chomsky

Americans admire a people who can scratch a desert and produce a garden. The Israelis have shown qualities that Americans identify with: guts, patriotism, idealism, a passion for freedom. I have seen it. I know. I believe that. -Richard M. Nixon

I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it. -Elizabeth Taylor

Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you? -Walt Whitman

I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being. -Theodore Roosevelt

A desire to be observed, considered, esteemed, praised, beloved, and admired by his fellows is one of the earliest as well as the keenest dispositions discovered in the heart of man. -John Adams

He who goes unenvied shall not be admired. -Aeschylus

Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire. -Christian Nestell Bovee

The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman and have a French boyfriend. -Katharine Hepburn

There is a sacred horror about everything grand. It is easy to admire mediocrity and hills; but whatever is too lofty, a genius as well as a mountain, an assembly as well as a masterpiece, seen too near, is appalling. -Victor Hugo

A modest man is usually admired, if people ever hear of him. -E. W. Howe

The modest person is usually admired, if people ever hear of them. -E. W. Howe

Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance. -Saadi

To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration. -Charles Horton Cooley

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator. -Mahatma Gandhi

You always admire what you really don't understand. -Blaise Pascal

Having leveled my palace, don't erect a hovel and complacently admire your own charity in giving me that for a home. -Emily Bronte

The books that everybody admires are those that nobody reads. -Anatole France

If thou art a man, admire those who attempt great things, even though they fail. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca

I never admire another's fortune so much that I became dissatisfied with my own. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Fools admire, but men of sense approve. -Alexander Pope

I'll probably pursue doing more movies, but not horror or movies with killers in them. I'll try to stick to happy movies. I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she's still doing the same thing. -Lindsay Lohan

Callousness and insolence bring to bare unanimous social condemnation, while the simple efforts of politeness are admired; even in those who are otherwise despised. -Bryant H. McGill

In my public service, I treasure my friendship with law enforcement officers. I admire what they do and support them in every aspect of their job. I have always looked upon law enforcement officers as my friends. -Dirk Kempthorne

I think that George Lucas' 'Star Wars' films are fantastic. What he's done, which I admire, is he has taken all the money and profit from those films and poured it into developing digital sound and surround sound, which we are using today. -Peter Jackson

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. If you look at it to admire it, you are lost. -Samuel Butler

No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language. -Fisher Ames

I can't play bridge. I don't play tennis. All those things that people learn, and I admire, there hasn't seemed time for. But what there is time for is looking out the window. -Alice Munro

In God, the characteristics of men and women that we admire in men and women are combined. That's been a traditional Catholic teaching that God is the combination of opposites. -Andrew Greeley

I pattern my actions and life after what I want. No two people are alike. You might admire attributes in others, but use these only as a guide in improving yourself in your own unique way. I don't go for carbon copies. Individualism is sacred! -Richard Chamberlain

I am a huge admirer of Elizabeth I, and this intriguing biography gives a wonderful picture of the era. -Barbara Taylor Bradford

If there's one thing for which I admire you, it's your original discovery of the Ten Commandments. -Thomas Reed

I had admired Richard Burton for years and years before I had ever worked with him. He was a great, great actor. It was a joy to get to know him as a person. -Gale Gordon

I don't think you should meet the people you most admire. I don't want reality to interfere with my image. -Ayumi Hamasaki

I can't bear art that you can walk round and admire. A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd. -D. H. Lawrence

I admire the fact that the central core of Buddhist teaching involves mindfulness and loving kindness and compassion. -Ron Reagan

I admire Madonna because she always did whatever she felt like doing. She went through some controversial periods when people rejected her, but she kept on reinventing herself. -Shakira

I admire a person who, for the love of art, is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera. But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that. -Shakira

She did not admire him any more than she had. It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils. -Edgar Rice Burroughs

I always try to find something I admire about every character I play. -Ben Kingsley

It is only the young and callow and ignorant that admire rashness. Think before you speak. Know your subject. -Cass Gilbert

The conception of two people living together for twenty-five years without having a cross word suggests a lack of spirit only to be admired in sheep. -A. P. Herbert

To the house of a friend if you're pleased to retire, You must all things admit, you must all things admire; You must pay with observance the price of your treat, You must eat what is praised, and must praise what you eat. -George Crabbe

I admire certain priests and nuns who go off on their own and do God's work on their own, who help in the ghettos, but as far as the institution of the church is concerned, I think it is despicable. -Frank McCourt

Someone I've always admired is Catherine O'Hara… I think she's one of the best actresses in the country, not only comedy. I just think she's just a step aside from everybody, she's just wonderful. -Fred Willard

I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them. -Fred Willard

Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain. -Dave Pelzer

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. -Theophile Gautier

I admire Jodie Foster. Her head is screwed on really well. It's not loose at all. -Thora Birch

It could be my British need for discipline that makes me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion. -Steve Winwood

I had a really good time with Martha Stewart, who also is somebody I really admire a lot. I've learned a lot from her and I think all of America has, about attention to detail and using fresh ingredients and making things beautiful and special. -Ted Allen

I go to Prague every year if I can, value my relationships there like gold, and feel myself in a sense Czech, with all their hopes and needs. They are a people I not only love, but admire. -Ellis Peters

Barry Goldwater and Ronald Reagan had tremendous influence on generations of American because, even if people disagreed with them, they admired them because they made very strong commitments to things they believed in. -Phil Crane

While I admire the insights of many of the people in the world of computing, I get this cold feeling that I speak a different language. -Clifford Stoll

I'm a great admirer of cartoons, because I can't do cartoons. -Bruce McCall

I got to sit down with people who I admired, and have conversations with some of the greatest thinkers and artists and performers. It's a huge privilege for me to be a journalist. -James Daly

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness. -F. H. Bradley

I started writing while I was a little boy. Maybe it's because I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. Also, my love for good writing pushed me. -Naguib Mahfouz

I just finished writing an essay about William Maxwell, an American writer whose work I admire very much. -Donna Tartt

There are lots of people I admire and respect, but I don't necessarily want to be like them. I'm too happy being myself. -James D'arcy

The best way to learn about writing is to study the work of other writers you admire. -Jeffery Deaver

It was used for decades to describe talented computer enthusiasts, people whose skill at using computers to solve technical problems and puzzles was – and is – respected and admired by others possessing similar technical skills. -Kevin Mitnick

To love the one who loves you, To admire the one who admires you, In a word, to be the idol of one's idol, Is exceeding the limit of human joy; It is stealing fire from heaven. -Delphine de Girardin

I suppose I'm led to do so by the fact of what happened to my contemporaries – people whom I've admired, people who I thought were ten times better than me when I was in my twenties and early thirties. I may have been right. -George Woodcock

I've done the same thing in the world of business that winners do in the game. I watch them, admire them. -Marcel Dionne

Yes, there are directors I admire, the mavericks. Altman. There are many good directors. -Mark Rydell

It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art. -David Foster Wallace

To receive this award from an organization I admire so much makes me totally happy and grateful. -James Welch

I've always just adored music. It's my first love, really. I admire and respect people in the music business. You really have to work hard and diligently. Sometimes actors can be lazy and get away with it, but you can't do that if you're a musician. -Blythe Danner

I have a great interest in a number of things, perhaps too many. I admire people who seem to concentrate on only one fixed discipline to the exclusion of almost everything else. -Tom Glazer

I am thankful I can see much to admire in all religions. -Alfred Russel Wallace

In a spiritually sensitive culture, then, it might well be that age is something to be admired or envied. -Rowan Williams

That's what I so admired about Johnny Cash and June Carter. Their music wasn't a big influence on me. It was their character, their individual styles, what they were like as people. They weren't afraid to stick out. -Shelby Lynne

That's why I have always admired documentaries, because they open windows that can make you understand much better where you come from, much better than fiction, I think. -Walter Salles

While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom. -Randy Forbes

I always admired Walt's optimism. He seemed to know the direction he was going to. When I was at the studio, I remember he kept driving all of us back down to a more fundamental level all the time. -John Hench

I admire our ancestors, whoever they were. I think the first self-conscious person must have shaken in his boots. Because as he becomes self-conscious, he's no longer part of nature. He sees himself against nature. He looks at the vastness of the universe and it looks hostile. -John Shelby Spong

Until you have cultivated the habit of saying some kind word of those whom you do not admire, you will be neither successful nor happy. -Napoleon Hill

I can't tell you exactly how I found it. It was just a process of writing a lot of stories and reading a lot of stories that I admired and just working and working until the sentences sounded right and I was satisfied with them. -Jhumpa Lahiri

Oddly my name has been no professional help at all! It seems to have made no difference. I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his enormous psychological perception. -Joanna Trollope

I am such a strong admirer and supporter of George W. Bush that if he suggested eliminating the income tax or doubling it, I would vote yes on first blush. -Jerry Falwell

The person I have admired the most in comedy terms would be Eric Morecambe, who is my total hero. -Dawn French

I always admired Stanley Kubrick for the fact that he managed to beat the system somehow. I think he kind of had it all figured out. -Joel Coen

I like photographing the people I love, the people I admire, the famous, and especially the infamous. My last infamous subject was the extreme right wing French politician Jean-Marie Le Pen. -Helmut Newton

One of the things that's influenced me musically was my experience at Brown University. I was surrounded by musicians that I really admired, and felt challenged to come up with music, lyrics, and recordings that stood up to the expectations of those musicians and myself. -Lisa Loeb

I really think that aside from admiring my talent you really admire me as a person and as a woman. -Katherine Dunham

Hill Street Blues gave me an opportunity to work with an ensemble cast of people whose work I admired. -Steven Bochco

Arnold Bennett was a writer I admired. He was actually taking notes at his father's deathbed. -Hugh Leonard

I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro. Again, if you were to ask me about male writers, there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works. -Ann Beattie

The actors I would like to work with are Julia Roberts, just because I've admired her work for a long time, well Brad Pitt. I think you know my reasons. -Christina Milian

I just happen to admire everyone that we work with. -Pharrell Williams

Well my taste wasn't very good when I first started out. But later, when I began to appreciate the art of acting, I would say the actress I most admire is Vanessa Redgrave. -Ellen Burstyn

Do you not yet understand what has made woman what she is? Then see what the sickly taste and perverted judgment of man now admires in woman. -Ernestine Rose

I'd like to do a comedy with Emma Thompson. I admire her as an actress so much. I love her. And I didn't know it until recently that her whole career started in comedy. -Gene Wilder

Even a pacifist should admire the military virtues. -John Keegan

Thank God we're not like America. Everyone wants to look like they're 20. In Europe we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women. -Francesca Annis

I admire David Lynch so much, and I think he made some bad decisions with Lost Highway. -Greg Egan

We tend to become like those whom we admire. -Thomas S. Monson

I think that the U.S. does have this very much more open attitude, and I admire it very much and I think it's very important to the world. But the information and the discussion sometimes come too late, after the effective decision has been made. -E. P. Thompson

Oscar night is a ridiculous night where you go to these parties and you see everyone that you've ever wanted to work with and admire. -Jordana Brewster

I am a great admirer of Sen. Frist, who is a nationally known heart surgeon and well known in Nashville as a great family man who has dedicated his life to helping others and, in that regard, he has followed in his father's footsteps. -John Jay Hooker

No two people take on the information of being admirable and being admired in the same way. -Jock Sturges

They would wake me up when I was sleeping, and say sing a song for our friends. I had a sweet voice, I had a nice little tenor voice. God knows what I sang, but my whole family would admire me. -Dominic Chianese

We tend to admire the people in our society who have accumulated such wealth as to seem somehow great. But we shouldn't forget that it was the everyday working class man who made this country great. -Armstrong Williams

Most poets, like most people, try hard to be like someone they admire or they are possessed with an image of what they ought to be. -James Broughton

I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire. -Vivienne Westwood

I admire bull riders for their passion and the uniqueness each one of them has. -Chris LeDoux

When I think of the artists I admire and seek out musically. It's because I'm curious about where they're going to go the next time they have a chance to put a record out. It's not about where I find them on the radio dial, or how many records they're selling. -Mary Chapin Carpenter

The American work ethic is something to be admired. Our workforce, regardless of position, works hard to produce the best product and serve customers to the best of their ability. -Leonard Boswell

I've seen people with a tremendous amount of educational background in the field not turn out to be terribly good actors, and I've seen people with no education in the field turn out to be people that I admire quite a bit. -Ron Silver

Idolizing is a strong word, though. I'm happy that people respond well to the work I'm doing now. If anyone admires what I'm doing in any way, then I'm really proud of it. -Scott Wolf

When I was a child, I had posters of James Dean in my room. I was a big admirer of his work and was fascinated by him living on the edge. Looking back, my life was kind of the same. -Boris Becker

In the theatrical works we love and admire the most, the ending of the drama generally takes place offstage. -Gustav Mahler

As much as I liked and admired the various members of the Kennedy family, my first loyalty was to Jackie. -Pierre Salinger

I admired what my students were writing, but I think their improvement doesn't directly result from me but from being in a class, being with each other. -Thom Gunn

I've studied a lot of great people over the years – Pete Seeger, James Brown – and tried to incorporate elements that I've admired, though I can't say I dance like James. -John Fogerty

I admire them for making their way up and opening new opportunities for other Latin newcomers. Latinos have come a long way and the roles and opportunities just seem to be improving. -Roselyn Sanchez

I look at Jagger and the like and if I see a good attitude I'll admire it but I wouldn't copy their style. -Michael Hutchence

Directors and producers were afraid of a Dumont actor while at the same time they admired him. -Leon Askin

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright, intelligent, virtuosic players. -David Bowie

Obviously the people that I admired, like the Beatles, were really into rock'n'roll, but it was already a little past rock'n'roll when I started listening and making my own choices about music. -Elvis Costello

One of the people that wrote a forward to my book is Gerry Spence, whom I admire. Gerry is a friend of mine, and Gerry's perhaps the leading criminal defense attorney in the country. -Vincent Bugliosi

You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much. -Tove Jansson

If I made a list of the people I admire, Mom would probably fill up half of it. She could do anything and everything. -Patsy Cline

Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most. -Ethel Merman

There is a great deal of cyberpunk that I admire, especially the work of William Gibson which I think is excellent. Somehow he speaks from his own heart and cyber punk is what comes out. -Robert Sheckley

I can't do pieces I only admire technically. I have to feel some direct contact with them. -Michael Tilson Thomas

Some people enjoy celebrity. I admire those who do, because if you're going to go through it, you might as well enjoy it. -Julie Christie

I do not admire young actresses whose foreheads cannot move. -Kathleen Turner

What we need is more women writers, writing for older women. There are some actresses who have production companies and create their own material, and I truly admire that. -Kathleen Turner

In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters, I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety. The present was always temporary. -Lennart Meri

I had always loved expressionist painting, like every European. In fact I admired it all the more because these were precisely the paintings despised by my father's generation. -Georg Baselitz

I paint German artists whom I admire. I paint their pictures, their work as painters, and their portraits too. But oddly enough, each of these portraits ends up as a picture of a woman with blonde hair. I myself have never been able to work out why this happens. -Georg Baselitz

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him. -Mikhail Bakunin

When I was a teacher, teachers would come into my classroom and admire my desk on which lay nothing whatever, whereas theirs were heaped with papers and books. -Norman MacCaig

I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it. -Ralph Fiennes

I am not a long-run actor. I admire actors who can do that. -David Ogden Stiers

Men at a distance, who have admired our systems of government unfounded in nature, are apt to accuse the rulers, and say that taxes have been assessed too high and collected too rigidly. -Henry Knox

When you run for president of the United States, everybody does the same thing in the campaign-they talk about veterans, how much they admire them, how grateful they are. -Mark Shields

I admire Bruce Springsteen because he's a heroic person who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body of work that is so vital. -Elizabeth Wurtzel

I do greatly admire Australian artists. -Jeffrey Archer

Egotism is not a good quality. It's not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director. -John Milius

A lot of directors don't know what they want to do. Every director I've seen that was a good director that I've admired knew exactly what he wanted to do. They didn't sit there and think about it. -John Milius

I suppose when I started out I would have liked to have been the darling of critics or something, but everybody wants to be loved and admired. -John Milius

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people whose works I admire as actors or actresses, or musicians. And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors. -Laura Bush

I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction. -Gene Tierney

I admire Ginsberg as a poet, despite the fact that he seems not to know when he is being good and when he is bad. But he will last, or at least those poems will last. -Leslie Fiedler

Dickens is a very underrated writer at the moment. Everyone in his time admired him but I think right now he's not spoken of enough. -Anne Rice

My wife and I are affiliated with a temple here in Los Angeles. We feel very close to the congregation and to the rabbi, who happens to be my wife's cousin and who I admire greatly. I talk to him regularly but I consider myself more spiritual than religious. -Leonard Nimoy

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

I think President Bush tried to step up on Social Security even though the polls showed that was unpopular. He has not been successful and backed off, but I admire people who take on big problems. -Donna Shalala

I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved. -Catherine Deneuve

I'm not an admirer of action movies. I just think, Oh my God, it must be so tiring. -Catherine Deneuve

I have no idols. I admire work, dedication and competence. -Ayrton Senna

I worked with people I admire; Josh Lucas, who I'd worked with many many years ago on a pilot called The Class of 61 and Kurt Russell, and so there were a variety of different people that I enjoyed working with. -Andre Braugher

Getting to meet people that I've admired my entire life, and getting to meet them in such a way where they're coming in to play completely different characters than I had ever seen them do is just wonderful. -Will Friedle

The Southern whites are in many respects a great people. Looked at from a certain point of view, they are picturesque. If one will put oneself in a romantic frame of mind, one can admire their notions of chivalry and bravery and justice. -James Weldon Johnson

I admire people who just do the right thing, not looking to screw people up. I love all people. -Jessica Hahn

I can't judge my own stuff. That's for others. But those are the three things that I admire. -Mose Allison

Actors I admire? Ed Harris, or course, I think he's terrific; because I know he always had to fight being what he looked like a lot, but I think he's a terrific actor. -Anthony Hopkins

I admire runners older than I – they are now my heroes. I want to be like them as I grow older. -Frank Shorter

I admired in others the strength that I lacked myself. -Georg Brandes

The script was always the most important thing to me and I loved the script. For one thing, I've always admired trees. I just worship them. Think what trees have witnessed, what history, such as living through the Civil War, yet they still survive. -Kim Novak

I have always admired the work of Phil Farmer and was glad for the chance to work with him. Readers today may be too young to remember his classics like The Lovers. -Piers Anthony

I don't see women and think of them as competition or with judgment. Women really move me. I feel connected to all kinds of women. I am angry because I think we've been mistreated throughout history in different countries, including America. I admire women. -Salma Hayek

I admire people who are, by nature, kind and fair to others. -Sidney Sheldon

She kindly laments that I am not of the party, and to be sure I honour great ladies, and I admire great wits, but I am of the same opinion in regard to assemblies that is held concerning oysters, that they are never good in a month that has not the letter R in it. -Elizabeth Montagu

I was reading a lot of books I admired, and thought that I would like to write something like that someday. -Naguib Mahfouz

Most of us have trouble juggling. The woman who says she doesn't is someone whom I admire but have never met. -Barbara Walters

Yes, for a long time but I admired her and respected everything that I could sort of see in her from a distance, the pillars of her life, the loyalties, the relationships. It all got my interest and also the looks. -Andre Agassi

As a part owner, I'm going to be not only an admirer… but a nervous wreck. -Roger Staubach

During our stay in London for the first time I was able to establish personal contact with some of the organic chemists, whose work I knew and admired from the literature. I found them most gracious and helpful. -George Andrew Olah

For why should we not admire more the angels themselves and the blessed choirs of heaven? -Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

I read all the time. I was reading a book I admire very much by Alice McDermot called Charming Billy. -John McGahern

I defer to all these other American poets who, for some reason, I both envy and admire. -Charles Olson

I may not understand, but I am willing to admire. -Anthony Hope

A hero is someone we can admire without apology. -Kitty Kelley

Many admire, few know. -Hippocrates

I always admired virtue – but I could never imitate it. -Charles II

All this is only for the mice and myself to admire! -Catherine the Great

A man admires a woman not for what she says, but what she listens to. -George Jean Nathan

True enthusiasm is a fine feeling whose flash I admire where-ever I see it. -Charlotte Bronte

The generous Critic fann'd the Poet's fire, And taught the world with reason to admire. -Edgar Allan Poe

There is in true beauty, as in courage, something which narrow souls cannot dare to admire. -William Congreve

I want to be very close to someone I respect and admire and have somebody who feels the same way about me. -Richard Bach

Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. -Dale Carnegie

I really admire people who are extraordinarily tolerant and patient. -Holly Hunter

Not only must Americans admire Israel, there can be no doubt that we have an interest in, and special responsibility for, that valiant nation. -George Ball

I don't admire Freud as much as some people do. Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet. It would have been a disaster. -Nathalie Sarraute

Woman is fine for her own satisfaction alone. No man will admire her the more, no woman will like her the better for it. Neatness and fashion are enough for the former, and a something of shabbiness or impropriety will be most endearing to the latter. -Jane Austen

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Now that I am much older, I have had a number of sax players tell me I was responsible for them playing sax. Some of them I have admired over the years. -Clarence Clemons

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval. -Franz Grillparzer

Few men have been admired of their familiars. -Michel de Montaigne

The greatest part of intimate confidences proceed from a desire either to be pitied or admired. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I certainly admire people who do things. -Raymond Chandler

The effect of studying masterpieces is to make me admire and do otherwise. -Gerard Manley Hopkins

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. -Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story. -James Baldwin

I'm supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I've flunked more often than not. I'm very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don't understand them. -Frank Sinatra

The very women who object to the morals of a notoriously beautiful actress, grow big with pride when an admirer suggests their marked resemblance to this stage beauty in physique. -Minna Antrim

The jargon of sculptors is beyond me. I do not know precisely why I admire a green granite female, apparently pregnant monster with one eye going around a square corner. -Ezra Pound

In not having an appointment at Harvard, I'm in the company of a great many people whose work I admire tremendously, in particular women of color. -Catharine MacKinnon

I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States. Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world. -Cindy Sheehan

I've always admired President Chavez for standing up to imperialism and the meddling of the American government in South America. -Cindy Sheehan

A man likes his wife to be just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness, and just stupid enough to admire it. -Israel Zangwill

Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy. -Bertrand Russell

A man who graduated high in his class at Yale Law School and made partnership in a top law firm would be celebrated. A man who invested wisely would be admired, but a woman who accomplishes this is treated with suspicion. -Barbra Streisand

I admire Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman for their sheer dedication to their craft. -Lavrenti Lopes

You have to have enough respect for other human beings to leave their lives alone. If you admire that life, build it for yourself. Don't just try to come in and take somebody else's life. -Elizabeth Edwards

I'm always shy when I meet people I admire so I wouldn't be able to say anything rather than, 'How do you do? Love you! Bye!' -Jacki Weaver

From a very early age, I made my decisions based on careers that I admire. The one thing that all the actresses I love have in common is that they have diversity in their careers. -Olivia Wilde

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her – for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys. -Queen Elizabeth II

I love comedy and I would write things to myself as an exercise in writing. I didn't do well for years, and I quit. I started to break down why I was afraid and started to look at people I admired, like Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, Freddie Prinze, George Carlin and all. -George Lopez

I was listening to Jimi Hendrix; I just admire his artistry and creativity as an artist. -LL Cool J

I admire the Elsie Tanners and Barbara Windsors of the world: people who have crawled back from the abyss. I'm quite camp in that respect. -Jenny Eclair

Blythe Danner is somebody whose career I admire. She's a great actress and does good work, but also has a life of her own. I love my job but, at the end of the day, I want to come home and watch a movie and drink a bottle of wine with my husband. -Anna Faris

There is a connection between me and the collectors, and as admirers of the work they tell me about the differences the pieces are able to make in their lives on a daily basis. -Richard MacDonald

The celebrity body I most admire is Madonna's. She has the most incredible physique – and the woman's in her 50s! -Elisha Cuthbert

When people ask what were the qualities of Bobby Kennedy that they most admired, it was first that he was tough. Second, he told the truth and third, he stood up for the little guy. -Emilio Estevez

There have been, in recent years, many Asian American pioneers in the public eye who've defied the condescendingly complimentary 'model minority' stereotype: actors like Lucy Liu, artists like Maya Lin, moguls like Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. They are known, often admired. -Eric Liu

I wasn't in school often enough to really belong to a 'clique,' but my friends all studied hard and got pretty good grades. They were good people with self-respect. I still like to be friends with people I admire something about; I really believe that we become like the people we're surrounded by, so I choose my friends carefully! -Danica McKellar

We live in a funny time. If you don't go corporate, you can't compete. You're relegated as irrelevant. People used to admire that. -Ethan Hawke

The best form of flattery is to be admired, imitated or respected. I've always felt proud our fans look up to us or feel we are inspirational. -Cheryl James

I always see other people as predecessors and admire them. -Judd Apatow

I admire anyone with their own sense of personal style. -Nicole Richie

I am deeply grateful to the citizens of Sarajevo and the Sarajevo Canton assembly for bestowing upon me this incredible honor of citizenship. I am so proud to now be a part of such an extraordinary part of the world and fellow citizen to the people I deeply love and admire. -Angelina Jolie

I've always sort of admired and respected one's ability to be comfortable with other people's discomfort or, you know, their being comfortable making other people uncomfortable. -Timothy Olyphant

I've always admired Cate Blanchett and the roles she chooses. I think she's got an incredible discipline in a way, with choosing roles that are going to help her grow and bring something interesting to the world. -Gemma Ward

I admire a lot of actors; I think a lot of them have so much talent. -Tara Reid

I admire my father greatly. -Kojo Annan

I just want to work, and learn from people I respect and admire. -Sienna Miller

I admire an actor that can do a lot with doing nothing really, for the most part. I like doing a lot by doing so little. -Taylor Kitsch

I like Stella McCartney, Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Aaron Featherstone, normal Chanel if I can ever afford it, I'd be wearing that all the time! I like to admire from afar. -Brittany Snow

Don't get me wrong, I admire elegance and have an appreciation of the finer things in life. But to me, beauty lies in simplicity. -Mark Hyman

People don't really have a relationship with great writing or great production or great art direction or great direction. They just sort of admire it. -Steven Moffat

I like to work with people that I like hanging out with, that I admire, that are really smart and talented, and we can problem solve together. -Tom Cruise

I think the thing that I admire about Rick Santorum is that he hasn't backed down or apologized one bit for his personal religious views, for standing up for social conservative values. -Michelle Malkin

My grandmother had great influence on me. She was secretary of state in the 1970's, and that's when I was born. She showed me the importance of public service, and she was admired by people regardless of their political party. -Stephanie Herseth

I admire those people who hold on to their elegance in old age but I'd rather have fun. -Heather Graham

Some of my favorite poets had a tremendous sense of whimsy, so it's a writing style I guess I admire. -Jewel

Tennyson seems to be the patron saint of the wishy washies, which is perhaps why I admire him so much, not only as a poet, but as a man. -A. N. Wilson

But Wordsworth is the poet I admire above all others. -Andrew Motion

I admire pop songs that are perfect at three minutes. -David Ives

If people connect me with the Romantics in general, they probably connect me most with Keats. But Wordsworth is the poet I admire above all others. -Andrew Motion

I work with people I admire and respect. It's never because of who they are. -Alexander McQueen

The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness. -Oscar de la Renta

I have always admired the way women put outfits together. -Rachel Roy

I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality. Beauty is not enough. -Roberto Cavalli

I have seen the Gore documentary 'An Inconvenient Truth,' just released in the States, and admired the acutely revolutionary delivery of the slideshow assisted talk he has now been giving for some 16 years. -Saffron Burrows

But I'm thrilled to be employed, and to work with all my friends and people that I admire. You're just lucky to work – that's the bottom line. -Bonnie Hunt

When you read a piece of writing that you admire, send a note of thanks to the author. -Sherman Alexie

I do like some of the perks, like being, recognized, especially if I've had my makeup done and I'm going to be photographed and people admire me. Who wouldn't like that? -Jane Pauley

I was raised by parents who really admired the religious leaders of the left, as many 60s and 70s liberals did. -Dar Williams

My favorite movies growing up were things like 'The Wizard of Oz,' but as I got older, I really began to admire people like Steven Soderbergh. -Rainey Qualley

I was pretty nervous when I met Robert DeNiro. I kind of felt like a kid in a candy store for the first time. I couldn't wipe the grin off of my face. But Bobby DeNiro was really, really sweet and made me feel very comfortable. He's very low-key and just a superstar professional, and totally someone to be admired. -Yvonne Strahovski

I don't call myself a Buddhist. I'm a free spirit. I believe I'm here on earth to admire and enjoy it; that's my religion. -Alice Walker

Like so many American families, our families weren't asking for much. They didn't begrudge anyone else's success or care that others had much more than they did… in fact, they admired it. -Michelle Obama

I particularly admire are Mark Twain and Jerome K. Jerome who wrote in a certain tone of voice which was humane and understanding of humanity, but always ready to annotate its little foibles. I think I'd lay my cards down on that, and say that it's that that I'm trying to do. -Terry Pratchett

You're never going to see the fat Elvis in me. People I admired like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and John Belushi all died at 27. I've got jeans older than that. -Jon Bon Jovi

Ya know, I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald's. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing – a hamburger and fries to go – but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did. -David Lee Roth

My dad had this rock hard body and would work 12- to 13-hour days. The guys he worked with were scrap-iron guys. Nobody on that road crew had read a book in 10 years, but there was something about the way they lived I really admired. -Richard Russo

My favourite president, and the one I admired most, was Harry Truman. -Jimmy Carter

I admire actors who are bold and try to go forward over the cliche and propose something original to the audience. -Berenice Marlohe

I am a huge admirer of Franklin Roosevelt's, and I believe social security has done untold good in alleviating the once-widespread issue of poverty among the elderly. FDR believed in the greatness and generosity of Americans – but he was also a cold-blooded politician. -Jon Meacham

As a young man, Yeats spoke to me in a way I could understand. Shakespeare I couldn't understand, but Yeats I could. It was his subject matter and also I really admired the way he put his personal life on the line. -Leonard Cohen

Generally, we admire the thing we are not. -Stephen Fry

I'm an enormous admirer of Christopher Lee. He's somebody, along with Vincent Price, who I celebrate, and I wanted my movies to show that celebration and that honoring of these great film stars that were unafraid to go into horror and Grand Guignol and the macabre. -Nicolas Cage

I have always admired and had enormous respect for Elizabeth Taylor. She was not only an incredible actress but an amazing woman as well. -Lindsay Lohan

I was very influenced by the musicals and romantic comedies of the 1930s. I admired Gene Harlow and such, which probably explains why, since the end of my marriage, I've dated nothing but a succession of blondes. -Hugh Hefner

I don't consider a lot of actors that I really admire movie stars. -Greg Kinnear

I've always been intrigued by the Senate, and admired many of the people who have served there. -Hillary Clinton

It's a time to reflect and appreciate all the contributions that others have made to my career and my life. My vision is nothing that hasn't been gleaned or understood from watching and working with so many people I admire before me. -Karen Kain

My parents were opera singers and voice teachers, so growing up, I admired musicians and dancers. -Sandra Bullock

I mean, the actors that I admired were Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, an actress named Barbara Harris. And Greta Garbo. They were great actors. -Robert De Niro

Tina Turner is someone that I admire, because she made her strength feminine and sexy. -Beyonce Knowles

The lovely thing about being an actor is being anonymous, it's never having to explain yourself. And that's what I find interesting about actors or painters I admire. I don't want to know about their lives. -Matthew Macfadyen

I've been lucky enough that I can gather all sorts of experiences and find inspiration by traveling around and by spending time with people I admire. -Bonnie Raitt

I am a great admirer of other actors, but I never compete with other actors. I always compete with what I did last, and I'm my own most vicious critic. So I'm always trying to do it better. -Michael Caine

The three actors I admire the most are all dead. Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy and the French actor, Jean Gabin. They're all very natural, sort of masculine without being overly macho. -Michael Caine

I admired Marlon Brando as I grew up. I though he was one of the finest screen actors around. -Michael Caine

I know people that I respect and admire and look up to who have had extra-marital affairs. -Gwyneth Paltrow

Even actresses that you really admire, like Reese Witherspoon, you think, 'Another romantic comedy?' You see her in something like 'Walk the Line' and think, 'God, you're so great!' And then you think, 'Why is she doing these stupid romantic comedies?' But of course, it's for money and status. -Gwyneth Paltrow

My closest friend, who died not long ago, is buried near Marx's grave in Highgate cemetery, so I see the gaggle of admirers laying roses at the foot of his tombstone regularly. I have never been tempted to leave flowers there myself. Great theories, shame about the practice. Marx did many things. But inventing class was not one of them. -Alastair Campbell

I admired the work of photographers like Beaton, Penn, and Avedon as much as I respected the grittier photographers such as Robert Frank. But in the same way that I had to find my own way of reportage, I had to find my own form of glamour. -Annie Leibovitz

The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It's astounding. Maybe they can't see or they can't hear, but they walk out into the street and take life as it comes. They're models of courage, in a strange way. -James Hillman

I'm constantly meeting people who said that they cast their first vote for me, or that they cut their eye teeth on the 1972 campaign, or that they didn't vote for me but admire my positions. -George McGovern

Broadcasting for advertisers is still the best game in town, and they know it. Look, I admire a lot of the shows on cable. I think 'Mad Men' is wonderful. I think 'Breaking Bad' is wonderful. But let's remember they're about one-tenth the audience of NCIS. -Leslie Moonves

I like to be fascinated by the people I photograph. Sometimes I don't admire them but I'm interested in them. -Eric Cantona

I am certain that most Germans have instinctive liking for Italy, just as Italians admire Germans for their many qualities. -Mario Monti

I hurt my wife, my kids, my mother, my wife's family, my friends, my foundation and kids all around the world who admired me. -Tiger Woods

I first learned that there were black people living in some place called other than the United States in the western hemisphere when I was a very little boy, and my father told me that when he was a boy about my age, he wanted to be an Episcopal priest, because he so admired his priest, a black man from someplace called Haiti. -Henry Louis Gates

The only people who live in a post-black world are four people who live in a little white house on Pennsylvania Avenue. The idea that America is post-racial or post-black because a man I admire, Barack Obama, is president of the United States, is a joke. And I hope no one will even wonder about this crazy fiction again. -Henry Louis Gates

Christy Turlington is my idol. She really is. She's a gorgeous woman inside and out. I admire her work in the charity field. She's just been able to balance it all – and gracefully, as well. -Karlie Kloss

I don't think that I've had a career like anyone else's, but there are hosts and hosts of actors whose careers I admire. -Ron Perlman

I remember saying goodbye to my father the night he left to join the Navy. He didn't have to. He was older than other servicemen and had a family to support but he wanted to be a part of the fight against fascism, not just make movies about it. I admired this about him. -Jane Fonda

I can't say I ever loved my mother; I admired her. -Humphrey Bogart

I'd like to play Matt Damon's daddy. He's a wonderful actor, I really admire him, and I'd like to play his dad one day. -Larry Hagman

My father was a doctor, and I admired him and got along well with him. He took me with him on house calls. We were living in Flushing, which was then a sleepy village of 25,000 – before the subway got there. I've been sure I wanted to be a doctor since I was about 12. -Lewis Thomas

One of the things I've learned as a filmmaker is to have some aspect of the movie be something that I admire greatly, whether that's an actor I'm working with, the subject matter, or a book. -James Franco

I don't care if people I admire criticize me because their opinion is valuable to me. -Karl Lagerfeld

I'm such an admirer, I am an admirer of villains, especially working with so many great ones. -Tom Felton

I can look back on my life, where there have been moments where things might have gone the other way. Everything is like stepping stones, and I've seen people I admire falter. We're all vulnerable. -Hugh Jackman

I like movies where you can come back and re-watch them and admire the cinematography 25 years later. -Rob Zombie

I admire many actors, though I don't think there's anyone whose career I would want to mirror sort of by the beats. What I'm really looking to do is constantly defy expectations. I'm very curious to see if you can actually have a character actor and a movie star's career combined. -David Oyelowo

I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don't think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn't put it out in the world! -Katherine Jenkins

I think the success of a talk show depends on how true it is to the personality of the person hosting it. The shows I really admire, like 'Oprah' and 'Ellen,' are distinctively like their hosts, so I think my show will be successful only if we try to stay consistent to my own sense of myself. -Jane Pauley

I admire Johann Strauss a lot. I believe he was a genius of his time. -Andre Rieu

Modeling is always something I've really admired because I've seen my mum and sister do it. -Georgia May Jagger

I admire the abstract expressionists and pop artists so right now I'm referencing American '60s art and at the same time referencing Japanese manga culture. -Christian Marclay

The quality I most admire in a man is steadfastness. -David Mamet

Listen, here's the thing about an English degree – if you sat somebody down and asked them to make a list of the writers they admire over the last hundred years, see how many of them got a degree in English. -David Mamet

There's no reason to keep a piece of furniture in your house that is so sacred and rare that you can't put your feet up on it and a dog can't jump up on it. Likewise, a book that sits on a shelf like a piece of porcelain, only to be admired, never to be read again, is a dead book. -Elizabeth Gilbert

I never call myself a singer, ever. I never will. I've always been really embarrassed about my voice. I've never been confident about it. I think it's a little bit better now than when I first started. There are people I admire who are genuinely brilliant singers and I know the difference between what they can do and what I can do. -Gary Numan

I admire people like Warren Buffett that are donating so much money to charity. -Bethenny Frankel

Look, none of the artists who I admire or respect have ever shied away from a role because it might make them unpopular with somebody. -Matt Bomer

I admire Rihanna. -Rita Ora

I admire American ideas. -Mikheil Saakashvili

I think having a vision can make someone an influential man. I'm not talking about acting or anything like that, I'm talking about people I admire, whether it's a writer or a musician or a sports figure or a politician, whatever. -Benicio Del Toro

In anything I've ever written, all the characters sound like me, which I don't think is a bad thing. It makes sense. But I had always admired filmmakers who made movies that didn't sound like them at all. -Kevin Smith

Conservatives have long been suspicious that Romney isn't truly one of them. The release of his tax returns should settle the matter once and for all: He's not only to be accepted, but admired and emulated – and by liberals as well as conservatives. -John Podhoretz

I fell in love with Virginia Woolf in college. I especially admire how well she writes about daily life, how she captures so much meaning and consequence in the smallest details of a day. -Karen Thompson Walker

Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals. -Jonathan Sacks

Uribe and I have very good relations. I owe him loyalty, I admire him, he did great things for our country, and I think that because of what he did, I can now concentrate on different issues, different from what he concentrated on. -Juan Manuel Santos

People are constantly applying double standards. Take the United States, for example. Washington wants the whole world to admire the country for its democracy. Then the government sends out its army, in the name of this democracy, and leaves behind the kind of chaos we see in Iraq. -Jacob Zuma

I was just learning to play guitar when Tracy Chapman came out. She wrote these songs, she played them by herself and I so admired her for that. -Madeleine Peyroux

Al Gore's problem, in my view, is that he never liked politics. He's actually deeply uncomfortable in it but felt he had to do it because of his father. He's much more comfortable in a private sector role and has, in fact, been much more successful in a private sector role, and I admire him for that. -Andrew Sullivan

I love academics, theory and all that. I love and admire that and try to do as much reading as I can. -Anton Yelchin

It's great to admire other people's fashion choices, but I don't think you should idolise anyone. -Cat Deeley

You find with the really great actors, the ones you really admire and look up to, very often they're very giving, generous, warm people. -Kit Harington

As a younger actor you want to be approved of, you want to gain respect, be admired. All of those things. To say: 'This is me playing this character. And aren't I fantastic!' I don't feel that so much now. -Kristin Scott Thomas

I'm not one of those actors where filmmakers that I admire ask me to be in their movies. I meet them at parties and they're nice to me, but they never ask me to work with them. -Seth Rogen

A leader is admired, a boss is feared. -Vicente del Bosque

I'm excited about the new judges on 'American Idol.' Jennifer Lopez was a real mentor to me my season and I admire her so much. And I kind of have a crush on Steven Tyler. It's going to be interesting to see is one person going to stand out among the judges or if everyone will sort of be equal. -Jordin Sparks

I fantasised about F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' – I loved it, and then I read everything J. D. Salinger had to offer. Then I was turned on to Kerouac, and his spontaneous prose, his stream of consciousness way of writing. I admired him so much, and I romanticised so much about the '40s and '50s. -Garrett Hedlund

I think a lot of great male comic actors are introspective, quiet personalities, which I really admire. But they are really able to turn it up when the camera's on. -Peter Dinklage

The Dalai Lama's entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline. Those are qualities to be admired. I am really looking forward to meeting His Holiness. -Joe Nichols

Every time you get the chance to work with somebody you admire and would like to collaborate with… it feels like the best opportunity that's ever come your way, whether that's in fringe theatre or a really big-budget Hollywood movie. -Andrea Riseborough

I just can't feel lukewarm about a character. I either despise her, admire her, or don't understand her and want to understand her. -Vera Farmiga

There's people who I admire like… Dr. Dre, Puff Daddy, Master P, people who built their stuff and are still going. -Wiz Khalifa

As much as I hate his movies, Oliver Stone has an aspiration I admire, and that is that he wants his art to be part of what makes and changes public policy and cultural practice. -Tony Kushner

I didn't realize how many actresses have tons of extensions. Their hair is still pretty, but it blew my mind to find that out. I admire the girls who switch it up a lot like Rihanna. But I also love Gisele Bundchen because she found a style that works and never changes it. -Shay Mitchell

I'm overjoyed and honored to become a member of the Hollywood Records family. I've admired the careers they've made and can't wait to see how my musical path is paved out. -Lucy Hale

How proud I am to be compared to Oprah. I really admire her. She's a minority woman and she's done all this by herself… I'm very happy to be Oprah with salsa and not Donahue in drag. -Cristina Saralegui

I like PETA as a group for many reasons, but one of the reasons that I admire them is that they say and do the things that other groups won't do. -Maggie Q

Growing up in Memphis, I have always admired St. Jude's for the magnificent work they do. -Ginnifer Goodwin

Until the Eighties, Oslo was a rather boring town, but it's changed a lot, and is now much more cosmopolitan. If I go downtown, I visit the harbour to see the tall ships and the ferries, and to admire the modern architecture such as the Opera House or the new Astrup Fearnley Museum on the water's edge. -Jo Nesbo

Sometimes you need to put your own characteristics into the actor, and you take different things from the character that you admire – sometimes you can't see the boundaries anymore. -Bonnie Wright

I grew up with just my mom. She and I were like best friends. She's a very independent woman and I admire that about her. In my life, I've tried to be like that. To be okay with being on my own and being independent. -Emma Roberts

I admire the linear and decisive way a certain kind of man thinks, to my curlicue boundless overthinking. -J. Courtney Sullivan

I've admired Alicia Keys since before I got into the music industry, just everything she represents as a female artist. -Melanie Fiona

You know, writing is really difficult, and it takes a real patience and a skill. I don't know if I have that. I admire it in others, so much, and I envy it. -Adam Scott

So I grew up in a very book-friendly environment and my education as a writer was reading. I think that's the best education. Reading, and taking from the people I admired. -Seth Grahame-Smith

I admired Eugene McCarthy's courage and although I left his Senate staff after four years to accept a job as the researcher on the editorial page of the 'Washington Post,' I remained an admirer. -Kitty Kelley

There are some people who become best friends with everyone they photograph. There are people that I really like and admire and respect, but in a way I think it's better to keep a distance. I think you get better pictures of people that you don't know very well. -Mary Ellen Mark

'Ape House' is an ambitious novel in several ways, for which it is to be admired, and it is certainly an easy read, but because Gruen is not quite prepared for the philosophical implications of her subject, it is not as deeply involving emotionally or as interesting thematically as it could be. -Jane Smiley

I liked early Amis a lot, but I stopped reading him some time ago. I admire Hitchens on literary topics – I think he is very astute. McEwan, I read a bit. But I suppose it's more the ideological phenomenon that they represent together that interests me. -Terry Eagleton

I seem to be one of the few people in journalism who never worked or wrote for the 'Boston Phoenix.' I certainly read and admired it, and feel the same general malaise at news that it is gone. -James Fallows

I can only admire people who I have never met and are dead – because you know so much about anyone who is alive. -Ken Livingstone

The people I really most admire are Robert Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt. If you know someone, it is very hard to revere them. -Ken Livingstone

I don't consider myself an intellectual. And this is not one of my aims. But I admire intellectual people. -Marilyn Monroe

I have two dream roles: One would be a biopic of someone I admire and respect and the other one would be some sort of action drama film similar to a 'Bourne Identity.' I just really want to do an intelligent action drama film. -Michael Ealy

I take jobs with people I admire, people with incredible talent who aren't necessarily big sellers. -Narada Michael Walden

I always admire people who do commercials because they have to put together a beginning, a middle, and an end in 30 seconds. -Tony Hale

I've worked with Len Wiseman before, on the 'Underworld' series, in which I was a vampire. The first two of those were his first two films. And I admire him beyond measure. I think he's tremendous, as a man and as a director. -Bill Nighy

I admire tremendously those people who work consistently at the same jobs. -Hayley Mills

My career as a magazine writer was largely prefaced on the idea of curiosity, to go on adventures and weasel my way into the lives of people that I admire. -John Hodgman

I don't really have a style icon but I really admire the way people dress like Gaga, Rihanna and Gwen Stefani. It's good to be inspired by singers who write music and dress incredibly – rather than models and people in the fashion industry who dress immaculately anyway because it's their style. -Ellie Goulding

I admire people who re-create themselves. And it seems to me that what gives us all the opportunity to be heroic in our own lives is that we work to heal ourselves and be better than we were yesterday. -Robert Crais

I think films about men are often about characters who don't want to express their feelings. You're supposed to kind of admire them for not expressing their feelings. And I feel that's a bit dull. Women's stories often have stronger emotional content, which I enjoy doing. What I really love doing is mixing that with humor. -Nigel Cole

If you have a deep-seated need to be loved and admired every day, you shouldn't be in politics. You should go work at a pet store. -Michael Nutter

There are, of course, always painters whom I admire and find fascinating. I've often thought, 'Goodness, if I could paint like the Danish Golden Age painters, the early 19th century painters, the way they could paint a landscape – absolutely beautiful.' -Margrethe II of Denmark

I can't think of anyone I admire who isn't fuelled by self-doubt. It's an essential ingredient. It's the grit in the oyster. -Richard Eyre

There are many actors who have inspired me: Spencer Tracy for his incredible elegance and, of course, Cary Grant. But, there's also an Italian actor I admire a great deal: Alberto Sordi. -Alfred Molina

Some of the writers I admire who seem very, very funny and very emotional to me can develop a closeness with the reader without giving too much of themselves away. Lorrie Moore comes to mind, as does David Sedaris. When they write, the reader thinks that they're being trusted as a friend. -Sloane Crosley

I wish I could view the belly that oozes over the top of my pants as a badge of maternal honor. I do try. I make sure that the women whose looks I admire all have sufficient fat reserves to survive a famine, and I make a lot of snide comments about the skeletal likes of Lara Flynn Boyle and Paris Hilton. -Ayelet Waldman

My father respected and admired my mother and was a person who was always standing by my side, encouraging me to do more and believed in my capacity. So in that sense, my own experience was very good in becoming an empowered woman. From early on, I carried that strong message: 'You can do it.' So I never had any doubt that women can do a lot. -Michelle Bachelet

I love writing and can't imagine not being able to do it. I want an easy life and if it had been difficult I wouldn't be doing it. I do admire writers who do it even though it costs them. -Iain Banks

It took me some years to clear my head of what Paris wanted me to admire about it, and to notice what I preferred instead. Not power-ridden monuments, but individual buildings which tell a quieter story: the artist's studio, or the Belle Epoque house built by a forgotten financier for a just-remembered courtesan. -Julian Barnes

It wasn't until I went to college that I met the theatre people and began to admire them because they were learning a trade that was guaranteed to make money! -John Davidson

As long as they are working, they should be legalized. I admire so much each and every migrant. They are the most loyal workers in the U.S. economy. They build the homes of those who are attacking them. -Vicente Fox

I admire Grover Norquist. I think he's done a lot of good. -Tom Cole

When somebody who makes movies for a living – either as an actor, writer, producer or director – lives to be a certain age, you have to admire them. It is an act of courage to make a film – a courage for which you are not prepared in the rest of life. It is very hard and very destructive. But we do it because we love it. -John Carpenter

To write a love song that might be able to make it on the radio, that is something that is terrifying to me. But I can definitely write a song about that chair over there. That I can do, but to sit and write a pop song out of the clear blue sky, that is very difficult and I admire the people that can do it. -Barry Manilow

You've got to admire Sir Richard Branson. He is a completely different style of businessman to me, but you have got to admire what he has achieved. -Alan Sugar

The actors I admire are character actors. -Chaske Spencer

Norway or Switzerland are two marvelous countries, I very much admire, the most advanced countries in the world in fact with great qualities of life. -Jose Manuel Barroso

One of my first favorite records was the debut Garbage album, which I heard when I was very young. Shirley Manson is a great female vocalist and performer and I admire her for that. -Taylor Momsen

Someone's career that I admire would have to be Justin Timberlake's because he started off on Disney and he made this huge film career and huge solo music career. I really respect him as an artist. -Victoria Justice

I look up to Mick Jagger because he's an amazing performer and he's such an individual. I respect him and admire him eternally. -Victoria Justice

I want to do comedy films, serious films – I admire the actors who fly under the radar but get loads done, pop up in a lot of good films. -Craig Roberts

I still get enormous pleasure and a sense of fulfillment out of writing a book that I'm proud of. I see myself as a bit like a jewel-maker who can sit back and admire his work. -Wilbur Smith

Since narcissism is fueled by a greater need to be admired than to be liked, psychologists might use that fact as a therapeutic lever – stressing to patients that being known as a narcissist will actually cause them to lose the respect and social status they crave. -Jeffrey Kluger

Humans have a fraught relationship with beasts. They are our companions and our chattel, our family members and our laborers, our household pets and our household pests. We love them and cage them, admire them and abuse them. And, of course, we cook and eat them. -Jeffrey Kluger

My dad's one of my biggest heroes. I also think Paul Newman's an inspiration. I know a lot of people say that, but I love that he's a great role model and a humanitarian. I admire people who don't necessarily want to change the world, but try to make it a better environment. -Alex Pettyfer

Everyone has their own path in life, no matter if it's being a celebrity or a singer. Quite frankly, I didn't move to Nashville and tell myself I wanted to be a singer because I wanted to be a celebrity or I wanted to be somebody that people admired. I wasn't about that. I just loved music. -Jake Owen

I'd say the only time I ever get nervous is around great ballet dancers or people I really admire. -Dita Von Teese

I completely admire my mother for raising a child with cerebral palsy at home. -Natalia Vodianova

I admire the military. I guess in a world of villains and heroes, they're my heroes. Their dedication, their commitment, their discipline, their code of ethics. -John Cena

I admire Dickens beyond words. He is one of the greatest plotters of all times. Didn't have a clue about women, but he sure could plot. -Donna Leon

I'm just trying to find a good project. Work with a good director, someone I really admire. Find a good role. -Logan Lerman

I've always admired Gene Hackman, Jack Lemmon, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck. I'm showing my age here. -Tim DeKay

The leaders who we admire who have been able to bring great change in the past – Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela – they're all inspirational religious leaders and smart tacticians. It would be nice to find the Muslim Gandhi, wouldn't it? -Dennis C. Blair

Much as I like and admire Richard Dawkins, I do think that to call a book 'The God Delusion' is very worrying because the title implies that if you don't believe in what I believe then you are 'deluded.' That, I think, is a dangerous concept and one that is unlikely to win hearts and minds. -Robert Winston

I really admire Werner Herzog and Spike Lee. They're amazing documentarians. If you took away all the narratives, they'd just be amazing documentarians. -Ava DuVernay

I like people who don't accept boundaries. Like Florence Nightingale. And Napoleon or Louis XIV, though I'm not sure how much I'd have liked to meet them. I admire people who aren't circumscribed by circumstance. -Julian Fellowes

I don't usually watch a lot of TV, but 'Mad Men' changed my perspective. I admire Matthew Weiner who came up with the idea and wrote such a great TV series, and the broadcasting company for being bold enough to air such a series. -Park Chan-wook

I am sure I am one of 2,000 film directors in the world that Tarantino admires. -Park Chan-wook

I really admire artists who take the time to recharge their batteries and not continually call on it. I think you can spot tired and jaded artists quite quickly. -Rupert Friend

Instead of being lionized and admired for her genius, instead of being able to earn a decent living as a writer, Andrea Dworkin was misrepresented and demonized. -Catharine MacKinnon

I know that the writers I read and admire all have an influence on my work, but trying to determine to what degree any particular piece of input changes the way I think about writing seems counterproductive. -Kevin Powers

The Pathan people of Waziristan are proud people who I greatly admire. -Greg Mortenson

A lot of people would say 'sexy' is about the body. But to me, 'sexy' is a woman with confidence. I admire women who have very little fear. -Allegra Versace

A lot of writers whom I love, admire and call friends share this feeling, which is this fundamental idea that we're frauds. That we will be pushed out on to the stage, and it will be revealed that the emperor has no clothes. -Damon Lindelof

I was a young boy when I met the Surrealists and the Dadaists. I admired them, and that is what they taught me: to admire. Admiration is very important. People who are unable to admire others lose an important part of their soul. My soul developed from a very early age through encounters with admired people. -Stephane Hessel

I admire my mother. She raised four kids and worked and had no help. -Jane Leeves

I've not been an admirer of contemporary music since punk rock went off the boil in 1977, but once a year I'll listen to 'Spiral Scratch' by the Buzzcocks, or 'Hippy Hippy Shake' by the Swinging Blue Jeans. Otherwise, I can put up with Chopin or shakuhachi flute in the background. -Billy Childish

I suppose I have become a sort of living monument in Portugal. But I come from a family with roots all over the world, so the idea of patriotism is not very strong in me. My country is the country of Chekhov, Beethoven, Velasquez – writers I like, painters and artists I admire. -Antonio Lobo Antunes

Something I always admire, especially in female comedians, is that they're willing to make themselves look terrible. -Jorma Taccone

It's really important to me to promote worthy causes. But not in a heavy, obligatory, responsibility way. I really admired that as a kid, learning about the 'Elton John AIDS Foundation.' And I was obsessed with The Indigo Girls. And they are the consummate activist group, always reaching out, especially to Native causes and things like that. -Brandi Carlile

I'm a great admirer of secularism. At its best, I think it's one of the best things that we have. I don't believe in insinuating religion into conversation. I don't believe in excluding it from conversation. I enjoy the fact that people's innermost thoughts are their own. -Marilynne Robinson

I really admire David Guetta; he's an unbelievable DJ and I love his style, his music and everything like that. So I look up to him. -Pauly D

I like Beryl Bainbridge a great deal, and she is a writer who absolutely demands to be read a second, third, and fourth time. I admire her great courage in leaving so much unsaid and asking the reader to really engage her brain. -Monica Ali

It's kind of amazing that people will travel because of a book. I admire that. -Frances Mayes

Of the modern critics, although I disagree with almost everything she says, I admire Mary McCarthy's eloquence and social observation in 'Sights and Spectacles'; she thinks in print, but she doesn't have a real feel for the stage. -John Lahr

Maybe Larry Kings cannot thrive or even survive in a world where the norms for discourse are rage, vehemence and character assassination. King wanted to be liked, not feared; admired, not loathed. -Tom Shales

I admire anyone that follows the road less travelled. -Kevin McCloud

William Trevor is an author I admire; his stories are subtle and powerful, and beautifully written. -Kim Edwards

It is easy to see what many people, women especially, admire about Sarah Palin. Here is a mother of five who can see the bright side of having a child with Down syndrome and still find the time and energy to govern the state of Alaska. -Sam Harris

Sometimes I really want to believe in God. I really admire, in a lot of ways, people who have faith. I think it must be a beautiful thing to believe. -James Frey

I admire artists who are ageing and still retaining their edge. -Paul McGann

I admired the way McCain worked on campaign finance reform. I admired the way Nancy Pelosi stiffened the Democrats' spine during the health care debate. I admire the way Barack Obama has raised a dog in the White House without ever putting it on the roof of the car for a vacation drive. -Gail Collins

I love and admire the American culture and the American dream. I learnt so many things about the American shoe industry and marketing strategies. I caught the secrets of American casual wear, that is elegant and wearable, retro and modern, and mixed it with an Italian touch, luxurious and handmade. -Diego Della Valle

I had many boxing matches with my brother in the backyard when we were younger, and I guess while other people abhor boxing for its brutality, I also have to admire anyone who climbs into the ring to face up to what could be the ultimate defeat. -Markus Zusak

I did attend Catholic schools up to the ninth grade, and I admire much in the Catholic Church. -Matthew Scully

You will get the most attention from those who hate you. No friend, no admirer and no partner will flatter you with as much curiosity. -Nassim Nicholas Taleb

I grew up in Hollywood, California. A lot of my parents' friends were in the motion picture industry, but I saw their doctor friends as more solid. I admired them; there was a peacefulness in them, a sense of purpose that I liked. So I became very interested in being a surgeon. -Spencer Johnson

Your self-esteem won't come from body parts. You need to step away from the mirror every once in a while, and look for another reflection, like the one in the eyes of the people who love you and admire you. -Stacy London

Tacked above my desk are photos of artists I admire – Hopper, Sargent, Twain – and postcards from beloved bookstores where I've spent all my time and money – Tattered Cover, Elliot Bay, Harvard Bookstore. -J. R. Moehringer

I'm a big fan of the poet Mary Jo Salter, and although she doesn't need to be discovered at all – she's widely admired and anthologized and extremely accomplished – I wish she were a household name. -J. R. Moehringer

If you agree with a critic, you admire him or her. If you disagree, you despise them. We all feel a great need to be confirmed in our opinions. -Ben Brantley

The companies that I really admire the most are the ones that have a deep visceral understanding of why people use their service, and they figure out ways of making money that are completely consistent with how people are feeling and what they are doing at the time. -Ben Silbermann

I admired the work ethic of the cowboys I read about. The idea of these young people taking on this much responsibility was impressive. I would like modern readers to have an appreciation of this. -Walter Dean Myers

The contemporary authors I most admire are Nick Hornby and Jonathan Tropper. -Mike Greenberg

I didn't go to university, and so, every time that I work, I'm looking for a teacher in a way. I'm looking for people that I can learn from and to have the chance to work with people that I admire. -Diego Luna

My dad turned me onto Peter Sellers as a kid. I loved the fact that he was a unique combination of being extremely subtle and over-the-top all at the same time, and that's a hard thing to do. I admire that. -Will Ferrell

I don't like guys who are conventional. I'm an achiever; he has to be an achiever. I admire drive, I admire ambition. I like a guy who keeps my on my toes. -Priyanka Chopra

I always loved the look of musicians. I've always admired them because they have a look – when I was growing up, it seemed that the ones I liked didn't need to have a stylist. -Frida Giannini

When works of art are presented like rare butterflies on the walls, they're decontextualized. We admire their beauty, and I have nothing against that, per se. But there is more to art than that. -Hans Haacke

I feed on art more than I ever do on photographs. I can admire photography, but I wouldn't go to it out of hunger. -Irving Penn

There are so many young talented actors today whose work I respect and admire – Ryan Gosling is probably primary among them. I take inspiration from so many amazing actors. -Daniel Sunjata

I admired my father very much… at the age of sixteen. But now I see that he was a brutal and cruel man, – but not without remorse, and that was what tortured us, his alternations. -Delmore Schwartz

Music and literature have always and continue to be massive influences. Writers such as Seamus Heaney and Frank McGuinness. I have always admired the humanitarians that I knew growing up in Derry whose influence steered me in the direction of some of the work that I have chosen in the past. -Bronagh Gallagher

In our society, the ideal self is bold, gregarious, and comfortable in the spotlight. We like to think that we value individuality, but mostly we admire the type of individual who's comfortable 'putting himself out there.' -Susan Cain

I don't think I've got an innate sense of style, but I guess I'm influenced by those I love and admire. You hope that you combine those influences in a way that becomes your own. -Mark Ronson

I have always admired stylishly confident women who dress with great authority. This lifelong love of elegance began with the humble wardrobe of my late grandmother Mrs. Bennie Frances Davis. -Andre Leon Talley

A good column is one that sells paper. It doesn't matter how beautifully it is written and how much you admire the author… if it doesn't sell any papers, it's not a good column. It's a terrible yardstick to use, but in the newspaper business, that's the whole thing. -Herb Caen

I've admired historical clothes like Victorian gowns since I was a child, and it's what motivated me to go into fashion. -Olivier Theyskens

Women I admired growing up – Debra Winger, Diane Keaton, Meryl Streep – were all beautiful and thin, but not too thin. There are a lot of actresses who are unhealthy-skinny – much, much too skinny. You can't Pilates to that. -Zooey Deschanel

Not that there is anything wrong with confessional songwriting, there are plenty of people that do that I admire. I think it is great, it just isn't how I do things. -Zooey Deschanel

There's ageism in everything. I don't give a hoot. It isn't what other people think; it's what you think. But it's hard to come to terms with getting older. I admire people like Vivienne Westwood. -Cyndi Lauper

I admire when people take the harder path, not because they are masochistic and want to beat themselves up, but because you actually kind of learn more and I think you grow more. -Josh Hartnett

I look for the character to be something interesting, the script to have a good story and be original, and a director that I admire. -Josh Hartnett

Putting out a debut album is a bit scary – I want it to be just right, so I took some extra time to finish it. Eminem's increased involvement has been such a blessing; I'm getting guidance from an artist I really admire and trust. -Skylar Grey

I think guitarists are really over-admired and over-revered. -Jonny Greenwood

I admire many people, but I am not sure that I have any 'heroes.' -Dalia Mogahed

I can tell you character traits I admire and work to develop in myself – perseverance, self-discipline, courage to stand up for what is right even when it is against one's friends or one's self. -Dalia Mogahed

We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior. -Graydon Carter

As a child, the person I admired most in the world was Lana Turner! She seemed the epitome of glamour, and her glitzy surroundings so enviable, the opposite of my mother's extremely banal taste. -Lee Radziwill

Every director I've ever admired has a beard. -Peter Horton

I have a romantic conception of the writer's life, and the sort of writer's life that I admire is probably a childless life, possibly a marriageless life, certainly a travelling life – I'm in awe of how much D.H. Lawrence managed to get around. But that's never been something I'm capable of doing. -Rachel Cusk

The companies we admire are like the people we admire: resilient, authentic, personable, collaborative, ambitious, and humble. -Chip Conley

I would love to be looked at some day – and I'm not ever saying I'm at this level – but I'd love to be mentioned in the same breath as a Bowie or an Eno. Those are the people that I admire artistically, their career trajectory, the integrity throughout their career, the bravery of their career. -Trent Reznor

As a kid I read Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, and a few others. As an adult have admired Leonardo da Vinci's drawings and notebooks. -Viggo Mortensen

I've always admired sharks because they have a dimension of intelligence that is somewhat unique to that animal, and especially a great white. A great white has this organ called an ampullae of Lorenzini, and it can actually sense electromagnetic disturbances. -Jim Toomey

I don't admire one particular style, but for evening events, I always look to Grace Kelly for inspiration. -Kylie Bax

I would love to meet J.K. Rowling and tell her how much I admire her writing and am amazed by her imagination. I read every 'Harry Potter' book as it came out and looked forward to each new one. I am rereading them now with my kids and enjoying them every bit as much. She made me look at jelly beans in a whole new way. -Sheryl Sandberg

Of the people who cook on television, I have admired people like Jacques Pepin, Julia Child, Mario Batali, Jamie Oliver and a few others because they are free of drama, display good taste and masterful technique, and use clear exposition to bring you up to speed. -Steve Albini

I write because I admire the act of rationalization, of seeking clarity in one's understanding of the complexities of life, and I'm bad at it. I'm slow. Writing, which is an arduous and slow process, proceeds at the same rate as my sloth-like mind. -Gregory Maguire

I think that in France, we really admire American films, we admire their drive, we admire the modernity and ellipsism in the film and the writing and the style of acting, and we look at them perhaps in a way to see what we can steal from them, too, to make our own films more modern. -Francois Cluzet

I've always had people come up to me to say that they admire the way I play, and then they tell me they're not United fans. That's always been nice. -Ryan Giggs

I admire a lot of people, but in terms of sport I've always loved the mentality of Tiger Woods on a golf course. I always love his eyes when he's setting himself and focusing on his decision; he has a really strong, focused face and believes that he can make the shot. -Rafael Nadal

Developing a relationship with someone you admire, who can encourage you to reach your full potential, is something that everyone can benefit from. -Mandy Moore

Of course 'we humans' have a funny relationship with the beings with whom we share our planet. We eat them, we care for them, we admire them, we use them. -April Gornik

I like to take chances. The actors I admire are the ones who aren't afraid to make themselves nasty, bad or even goofy. I've never shied away from controversial characters. -Matt Dillon

The concept of power we admire is power over someone else. -Jackson Katz

Whether one admired or was repulsed by the positions he took on matters foreign and domestic, it is undeniable that Reagan's ability to project anger was highly attractive to his most passionate supporters on the far right – and crucial to his political success. -Jackson Katz

As you get older and you hopefully battle your own demons, you find other reasons why you want to be an actor. The people that I truly admire do this because they love telling stories and they love the make-believe of the moment and not so much the gratification afterwards. -Eric Balfour

Insecurity is a natural part of human nature, and there are times we feel our stories are not worth telling, so we turn to the people we admire for strength. If we dress like someone everyone thinks is cool, perhaps we'll be seen as cool. -LZ Granderson

I think professionally I admire people and the way they've handled their careers and being in the media. But the people that I used to inspire me and keep me going were my peers in Toronto – I would see the same girls going to audition after audition, and their resilience to do it again, and I found that inspiring. -Anna Silk

I admire people who overcome obstacles or who have to commit – I've always really admired commitment, whether it be a commitment to living or a commitment to love. People who commit to a moment. People who are not somewhere else, but in the room with you. -Anne-Marie Duff

Anytime you get to join a group of people you admire and respect, you want to keep those doors open. -James Wolk

I admire President Obama's class and measure. -Hart Bochner

I love boxing. I really respect the guys and admire the guys who do it. But, I'm very, very happy with my career as an actor. I made the right choice and things are really working out for me right now, but I won't pretend that there isn't a part of me that always secretly wanted to be a boxer. -Holt McCallany

I admire Cate Blanchett as an actor: that's my ultimate goal. To be as good as she is! -Indiana Evans

I'm a big admirer of Walter Willett's work. I think he's done some really important research. He and I agree on most things. -Dean Ornish

I really admire stand-up, and I think I would have loved to learn how to do it. I think it's terrifying and thrilling. A really cool thing to do. It's a dying art, in a way. -Tina Fey

One of the greatest rebels, who I really admire: Christ. He was a rebel. He ended up being crucified. He was a great rebel. He rebelled against the established power that subjugated. -Hugo Chavez

'Black Swan' was absolutely unbelievable. I had always dreamed of working with Darren Aronofsky, and Natalie Portman, Winona Ryder, Barbara Hershey, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel. The entire cast was really a dream cast, and it was amazing to work with these powerhouse women that I've just admired for so many years. -Ksenia Solo

Working with Angela Bassett is by far the best. I've watched and admired her for years. I'm very intrigued by her work. She's so cool. I still call her 'Mom' when I see her. -Lance Gross

I got into reading a lot of noir and a lot of thrillers as well, and I really admired the plotting about those and the way that they can surprise you. And obviously to surprise people and to have twists in the tale, you have to plan quite carefully. -Joe Abercrombie

I admire fashion and I respect it greatly, but I don't necessarily follow trends. I never really have. I just wear what I like to wear. I really like colors, and there are some things I wear and don't care what anybody says about it being in style or not. I wear it anyway. -Condola Rashad

The world is waiting for us, the world wants to engage with us, the world wants to be friendly with us, the world wants to be our partner in prosperity, and the world admires India in many ways. -Salman Khurshid

It's a cliche, but John Lennon is my hero. He was so rebellious, so outspoken and so publicly opinionated, and I'm someone who's so private. I suppose you admire people who have the qualities you wish you had. -Emun Elliott

I can tell you the actor who I admire the most. Billy Crudup. Do you know who he is? He's awesome. -Jonathan Tucker

One thing I've learned through all the ups and downs is that if you're doing things right, then you have a core group of people. Not just a core group like your homies or your buddies, but a group of people that has a good influence on you, who you respect and admire, and you know that if they're on your side, you're doing something right. -Hope Solo

I admire a lot of actors, but I don't covet people's careers. -Jesse Spencer

My greatest desire was to be in a sandbox with Kevin Kline or Kenneth Branagh – to be with the people I admired – and I have. -Robert Sean Leonard

Acting's the best job there is. Pretending to be someone you're not is good fun. It's also a non-ageist profession, and you get to work all over the world with people you admire. -Sean Pertwee

GaGa is one of my favourites. Her voice is incredible and she's fearless and she's ahead of the game. She's ahead of the entire game, and I admire that. -Nas

Sometimes you have to be a diva. All the artists I admire from Madonna to Whitney to Mariah have all been called divas. If you are strong, if you have vision, if you are an artist, you have to do what you believe in. And if you get called a diva for it, then so what. -Jessie J

I admire any woman who does stand-up, but frankly I'd rather pull out my own eyelids. -Katherine Parkinson

The actresses I most admire are Cameron Diaz and Sofia Vergara. They're amazing comedic actresses and also gorgeous. That's the direction I'd like my career to go in. -Bar Paly

What bothers me, I guess, is when I get these messages from girls on Twitter, and they're like, 'God, you're my idol, I really admire you.' It's like, 'Admire me for what? What have I done?' It's not that being in a Burberry campaign, or walking in a Chanel show is nothing. It's just… I know I can do more. -Cara Delevingne

When a man has written a role for you that you admire, the expectations are higher. -Luke Goss

I need to end up with someone who is strong, intelligent, independent, someone I really admire – sensitive, sensuous, warm, a sense of humor. -Pam Dawber

Growing up in Cleveland, I learned about singing from my mother, who had once sung professionally and who admired Mahalia Jackson and Aretha Franklin. -Tracy Chapman

You can tell a person's morale from their Twitter feed. I like that; it's so honest. And I like being able to follow people who I respect and admire, and the possibility of them seeing my comment about them. -Jessie Cave

Not disown my past or upbringing, but I'd admired American actors, really American movie star – particularly the rebel heroes of the '50s. -Maxwell Caulfield

The truth is that the writers who most influenced me weren't people categorized as crime writers. I'd say I learned more from John O'Hara, who isn't much read today but whose short stories I really admired, and Hemingway, who I think has lasted pretty good. -Elmore Leonard

I was always impressed by Betty Ford and what she went through and how full of integrity she was, and how brave. I think Mrs. Reagan was a role model of my mother's generation, intelligent, very supportive of her husband. I am very different from my mom, but I admired her devotion. -Teresa Heinz

It's surreal working with people you admire. I don't think it ever goes away, no matter how human people are; there's always that moment of 'Oh wow, that's still George Clooney!' But I find that the most talented people tend to be the nicest. -Max Minghella

In our generation, everybody told us that it's really important and it's nice to be able to speak a lot of languages. It's an art, too. It really impresses me, people who speak, like, seven languages. I admire them so much, so I began with English, and then Spanish and maybe Portuguese. -Adele Exarchopoulos

There are a number of World War II historians I admire: Cornelius Ryan, Mark Stoler, Antony Beevor, to name a few. As for generals, there are those I admire as combat leaders and others I admire because they're great fun to write about. -Rick Atkinson

I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing. -Lindsay Lohan

Getting to meet other artists that I admire is one of the best parts of my job. I don't know if I'd say 'star struck' as much as excited to hear other peoples' ideas. -Mark Hoppus

I do admire Judi Dench and Sir Ian McKellen, but I'm a philistine. I like the good life too much; I'm not good at going on stage night after night and on wet Wednesday afternoons. -Anthony Hopkins

In the music business, we all do different things, but we sit there and admire other people who can write a song differently or sing differently. It's not so competitive. -Barbra Streisand

Find a beautiful piece of art. If you fall in love with Van Gogh or Matisse or John Oliver Killens, or if you fall love with the music of Coltrane, the music of Aretha Franklin, or the music of Chopin – find some beautiful art and admire it, and realize that that was created by human beings just like you, no more human, no less. -Maya Angelou

I admire people who dare to take the language, English, and understand it and understand the melody. -Maya Angelou

People have come to me over the years and said to me: 'I admire the culture of Starbucks. Can you come give a speech and help us turn our culture around?' I wish it were that easy. Turning a culture around is very difficult to do because it's based on a series of many, many decisions, and the organization is framed by those decisions. -Howard Schultz

When I look at acting careers that I really admire, I see that it's been a precise decision-making process for these people. They make decisions based on what they love, and they do only the things that they are passionate about. They play only characters that they can't stop thinking about. -Taylor Swift

One of the reasons my name is Rushdie is that my father was an admirer of Ibn Rush'd, the 12th century Arab philosopher known as Averroes in the West. In his time, he was making the non-literalist case for interpreting the Koran. -Salman Rushdie

One thing that's great about seeing your kids is you see things that you admired in your parents. -Jon Voight

I actually very rarely see comedy myself, and although I admire the work of some comics, it does come from all over, so I'll get a charge out of some fiction writers and poets. -Dylan Moran

I don't know if it's a very smart idea to admire the living. -Douglas Coupland

I think there's a danger that we're moving towards a state where the people we are expected to admire are almost not human anymore, and I don't like that. I prefer it when someone looks like a nice person, and you think, 'I could have a laugh with them in the pub.' -Jo Brand

I know what it's like to meet someone you admire and have them be a complete jerk. -Nicolas Cage

Helen Mirren is someone that I have really admired ever since I saw her in 'Excalibur.' That was the first thing I said to her. 'I loved you as Morgan Le Fay.' -Nicolas Cage

I admire all people who are trying to be a good power in this chaotic world. -Yoko Ono

I took my first acting class at age 6 because I found out that's what Carol Burnett was doing – acting. Also she had an imaginary friend as a kid and went to UCLA, two things we have in common. I will always admire her and hope one day, I can make someone laugh a fraction as hard as she's made me bellyache. -Christine Lakin

Both 'Oz' and 'Homicide,' they're critically admired, so it's not like they're really neglected, but I wish they'd found bigger audiences. -Zeljko Ivanek

I just admire people like Woody Allen, who every year writes an original screenplay. It's astonishing. I always wished that I could do that. -Francis Ford Coppola

I'm saying that there were many great naturalists before Darwin's time who were very pious people and who knew more about nature than most of us. These were great naturalists; people I would admire for their knowledge of natural science given the time. -Greg Graffin

The original sense of the word 'influence' is 'to flow into.' For the most part, these writers that I admire… their style flows into me without my intervention, which is what explains the broad range of writers who I've been compared with; it reflects my reading. -Teju Cole

I admire Brad Pitt, honestly, just because of how he started and the obstacles he had to overcome to have the career that he's had. -Shemar Moore

Some of my best experiences are with writer/directors. Guy Ritchie is one. I feel they have a clearer view of what they want to do. They haven't got to try and interpret someone's writing; it's all theirs. I really admire that. -Jason Statham

I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed. -Martha Stewart

I really, really admire my parents so much, for how they raised me. They're some of the best human beings I know. -Missy Peregrym

There are some tremendous actors in the U.K. who have been knighted, and I've spent much of my life admiring many of them, like Laurence Olivier. So it's very flattering to be in their company. But you also end up in the company of people you don't admire, including some rather dodgy politicians. -Ian Mckellen

I'm not a fan – this is a personal preference – I'm not a fan of tour-de-force writing. I admire it, but it's not where my inclination is. I want to hide. -Tracy Letts

I worked with Dalton Trumbo, who served time for refusing to give up names of people that were accused of being Communists. I've always admired him. -Anthony Geary

Traditionally, baseball punishes preening. In a society increasingly tolerant of exhibitionism, it is splendid when a hitter is knocked down because in his last at bat he lingered at the plate to admire his home run. -George Will

I didn't know Kurt Cobain or Amy Winehouse, but I was affected by both of their deaths because I admired their work so much and mourned their youth and work they would never produce. -Patti Smith

The audience, they're not professionals. They just love music. It isn't necessary to play over their heads to be admired. -Les Paul

When the suggestion was made that I might consider doing music of Joni Mitchell, I thought it was a fantastic idea. Joni, I admire not only for her music but for her person, because she's a person that really stands out for what she believes in. -Herbie Hancock

I was always very curious as a young man about why older writers who I met seemed so indifferent to what was going on, whereas I, in my 20s, was reading everything. Everything seemed important. But they were only interested in the writers they admired when they were young, and I didn't understand it then, but now, now I understand it. -Paul Auster

I have so many favorite writers, it's very hard to select a few… of classic writers, I have always admired Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau. -Joyce Carol Oates

I'm not Catholic, but I have a great deal of respect for Pope John Paul. I think that he has stood firm on the moral issues, and I admire him greatly. -James Dobson

The human quality Degas most admired was endurance. -John Berger

When I was very, very young, I decided that I was gonna catalogue my times because that's what other people who I admired did. That's what Bob Dylan did, that's what Frank Sinatra did, Hank Williams did, in very different ways. -Bruce Springsteen

Tina Turner is someone that I admire, because she made her strength feminine and sexy. Marilyn Monroe, because she was a curvy woman. I'm drawn to things that have the same kind of silhouettes as what she wore because our bodies are similar. -Beyonce Knowles

I consider fiction a very high-class form of lying. I enjoy and admire it enormously, but I don't think I'm very good at it. -Diane Ackerman

I've had a good life, and was born to and among people I've admired and loved. -Wendell Berry

While admirers of capitalism, we also to a certain extent believe it has limitations that require government intervention in markets to make them work. -Janet Yellen

Archimedes was my ideal. I admired the works of artists, but to my mind, they were only shadows and semblances. The inventor, I thought, gives to the world creations which are palpable, which live and work. -Nikola Tesla

The public may admire a corporation for its impressive size. Who in the United States doesn't? But when a business, however gigantic, gets smug enough to believe that it is sufficient only to match competition on trivial points instead of leading competition in valid matters, that business is becoming vulnerable to public disfavor. -Raymond Loewy

I really admire artists that are willing to take a different approach and a different angle to their shows. -Shania Twain

I always admired Ray Kroc, the man who invented McDonald's. Ray had a vision of the most commonplace thing – a hamburger and fries to go – but to him it was just the greatest thing ever, and he was going to make it the greatest thing ever for everybody else, and he did. -David Lee Roth

I couldn't recommend more that people put themselves in a situation where they can see a lot of work that they admire, and for free. -Mike Birbiglia

I admire sensible, kind people. They're not often famous. -John Malkovich

At school I had only admirers; I had no friends. -V. S. Naipaul

I love Salma Hayek; we've been friends for a really long time. I admire how she has come such a long way and always remained grounded and who she is. She never compromises to follow her vision, and she is loyal. Such qualities only mark the great stars. -Penelope Cruz

I never want to lie about my age. If I look around at the actresses I admire, they are all women who have not fought growing older, but embraced it and been proud of it – women like Sophia Loren or Audrey Hepburn. -Penelope Cruz

When I was a teenager, I met a comedian who I admired, and he was very rude to me. That's why when people come up to me I try not to be rude. I don't want to name who he is, but it really put me off watching his stuff since. -Stephen Merchant

I guess as you get older you sort of see the mechanics, even with the best comedians. There's admiration for people I admire, but it's not guttural laughter. It's a wry 'Oh, well done, sir.' But I sort of miss that slightly; I miss the raw joy of comedy I used to get. -Stephen Merchant

I admired shows like 'Six Feet Under.' That was an amazing show. Never boring, always inventive, smart. Loved the characters. Completely original. Those are shows that I admire. -Chris Carter

I've been a longtime admirer of Condoleezza Rice, because I like her articulateness and style – her toughness and rigor. -Camille Paglia

In Europe, we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women. -Francesca Annis

I was very proud of my father, and I admired him, but I always thought he was more interesting than the shows he was working on. -Joss Whedon

Barbra Streisand has always been an inspiration for me. I admire Jennifer Lopez because she's been against all the odds, and she's made such a name for herself, and she can put her name on anything and it sells, and I admire that about her, but Barbara Streisand and Woody Allen are my favorites. -Lauren London

I'm such a comedy fan that I just love laughing and so admire comedians who have brought me joy. -Miranda Hart

My favorite band of all time is The Clash. The thing I love about The Clash is they started out as guys who could barely play three chords. They dabbled in reggae, punk, rap, jazz. They came to a sound that could only be defined as The Clash. It was impossible to say what it was. I admire them for that. -Michael Franti

I met Charlie Trotter before I actually saw him in person; I was 24 when I first opened the pages of Charlie's cookbook 'Charlie Trotter's' and was greeted by a man I would know and admire for the next 20 years. -Marcus Samuelsson

I tend to admire dead people more than the living. All too often, human reality diminishes the glowing reputation. -William Boyd

When you go to the mountains, you see them and you admire them. In a sense, they give you a challenge, and you try to express that challenge by climbing them. -Edmund Hillary

From an artist's point of view, I always want to work with the writers I admire. -Jim Lee

I've learned to treat celebrities as equals and just kind of meet them and admire their work, but I definitely could not breathe when I met Johnny Depp and James Franco. -Ireland Baldwin

I think everyone mentions Bob Dylan, but he's someone I just admire so much as a songwriter. I think people write songs, and then there's Bob Dylan songs. He's one step ahead of just everybody else. -Tom Odell

Mum says that, since I was a tiny baby, I've had the most strong-willed and stubborn personality known to man. Although that was a real pain for her, she admired my resolve. -Bat for Lashes

I admire Elliott Carter endlessly. But I have no ambitions to emulate him. -Andre Previn

One thing I can say right off the bat is that creating great editorial is a huge challenge, and you can't help but go through the process and not appreciate how valuable this skill is, and how much I admire the people who do this every day. -Michael Wolf

I was a great admirer of George Lucas' work. -Richard Marquand

My dad was a surgeon in Egypt. He was a general surgeon. As a little boy I always admired what he was doing, and I wanted to do surgery. -Magdi Yacoub

President Reagan was the quintessential Happy Warrior, and no one loves, respects, and admires Reagan more than I do. -Monica Crowley

I don't know that I 'look up' to them, but in our predictably partisan media world, I admire journalists who are genuinely nonpartisan and totally fearless in their work – people who have no interest in being invited to the cocktail party. I don't agree with everything he writes, but Glenn Greenwald comes to mind. -Willie Geist

'The X Factor' seems to be more about building up personalities and people in tears. And it's not a new idea. The pre-Beatles pop world was full of manufactured pop stars. The thing is that you can't imagine any of the artists you look back at and admire ever going on 'The X Factor.' -Jools Holland

I try to not listen to all the girls I admire musically – like Nina Simone – just so I don't find myself imitating them, even if it's subconsciously. -Lou Doillon

Growing up in New York, I loved watching my grandmother Estee put on her make-up – I always admired her sense of style. -Aerin Lauder

Don't waste time on what's not important. Don't get sucked into the drama. Get on with it: don't dwell on the past. Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you'd admire. -Allegra Huston

I admire Kings of Leon. I think their records are amazing. Just from hanging out with them, I can say they're good guys. It's cool to see that they get to do what they love. But I think they clearly have an appreciation for where they came from, and it has shaped who they are. -Nick Jonas

I admire people who have that integrity, who know how to peacefully move through a situation – and it's reflected in how they deal with things like loss. -Patrick Wang

One of the reasons I admire David Lindsay-Abaire's work is that he, like the Greeks I've spent so much of my professional life contemplating, is not afraid of taking on the big stuff – huge, human, moral issues – what do we owe to those we love? -Ellen McLaughlin

Chris Paul is one of the brightest stars in the National Basketball Association, a must-see player with the New Orleans Hornets whose deft ball skills and eye-popping speed have attracted admirers all over the world. -Don Yaeger

For me, I always admire anyone that's entrepreneurs or inventors. -Charles Michael Davis

The more I learn about Mr. Romney, the less there is to admire. -Henry Rollins

Audrey Hepburn is someone I've always admired. She has that untouchable star quality. -Lisa O'Hare

I was admired by all these hippies, and it was wonderful playing at Monterey and Woodstock, performing for half a million people. -Ravi Shankar

J. K. Rowling is one of my favourite authors, and I really admire how she created this big wizarding world. But I think our books are very, very different, and I don't think there can be a next J. K. Rowling. She is one of a kind. -Samantha Shannon

The way we learn to write is the way we learn to talk: We listen to others and start mimicking speech, and that's how we come to become speakers. Writers you admire, you admire the way they plot, you admire the way they create a character, you admire the way they put a sentence together, those are the writers you should be reading. -Rick Yancey

I guess that in this process of trying to incorporate or to be faithful to the films I admire so much, that's how I start to find my own voice. The admiration I have for filmmakers, this gratitude, perhaps that's my only way to become specific. -Arnaud Desplechin

I went to California at a perfect time… when many of those people that I had admired so much in films were not working that much. They had free time on their hands to talk to… me, and they liked me because I knew so much about them. -Robert Osborne

There are many people, including me, who admire the original mission of WikiLeaks. -Alex Gibney

I admired Truman, among many other things, because he integrated the Army. I admired JFK because the very first civil rights legislation was passed at his insistence. JFK showed what you could do, though he was a deeply flawed person, as we all now know. -Jed S. Rakoff

I am for poetry that is admired by peasant and aristocrat alike. -F. Sionil Jose

I have always admired teachers because teaching, like the priesthood, medicine and writing, is a vocation. You don't become a teacher because you want wealth. It is the same with writing. -F. Sionil Jose

I always admired the beautiful stars of Hollywood and dreamt of becoming one of them. -Sonam Kapoor

I admire Ai Weiwei for his art and his activism. His art is beautiful in form, and in function embodies the principles of populism and social consciousness I aspire to in my own practice. -Shepard Fairey

When I first came to Washington, what I admired most was that people were just really, really smart with a tremendous amount of intellectual horsepower and the ability to look at an issue and say something fresh. -Ezra Klein

There are many things to admire about Japan but this is the one thing I love the most and probably the only time I eat breakfast. Fish, eggs, soup, salad, veggies; all in the tiniest bites. It's a full meal, but it's so refreshing. -David Chang

Two young actresses I admire are Emma Stone and Emma Watson, because they are intelligent, talented actresses and have a great sense of humor. They have learned to balance what they love in life – acting, school and everything else. -Kara Hayward

George Booth and I are both funny, and from afar, without meeting, admired each other's work. -Bill Cosby

There are plenty of dead scientists I admire, but I can't think of any living ones. This is probably because it is only in retrospect that one can see who made the important contributions. -Stephen Hawking

There's only one common element that united every writer I've admired… they're all incredibly well-read. -Steve Toltz

My sister could fall asleep at the drop of a hat. She would fall asleep on the train. Me, I never slept. Still. I have a hard time sleeping. But I used to admire her ability to wake up late. -Cheri Oteri

My mother was a Bloomsbury figure: a great friend of TS Eliot, Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell. My grandmother, Mary Hutchinson, gave her life to works of art, being an admirer of Matisse and Giaometti, whom I collected as a young man because of her. -Jacob Rothschild

I was named after the great emperor Cyrus as my father, Farokh Broacha, was a great admirer of the Persian emperor. Continuing the tradition, I have named my son after Mikhail Gorbachev, someone whom I admire. He gave his people freedom. -Cyrus Broacha

We believe it is bad or dangerous to be carried away by our emotions. We admire the person who is cool, who acts without feeling. -Alexander Lowen

The kind of actors I admire move through different characters and genres. -Andrew Scott

I admire people who come to politics because it takes a lot of courage to be in politics in India. -Shekhar Kapur

I'm not a vegetarian. But I think people who are vegetarians, they are actually more virtuous than the rest of us. I think they should be admired. -Tyler Cowen

I admired Margaret Thatcher – while abhorring much of what she offered – because she was so clearly a leader of huge substance. Blair was the dismal opposite. -Martin Jacques

For me, one of my favorites, director-wise, is Tim Burton. I also really admire the work of actors like Sean Penn. He is probably my favorite actor because of his dedication and commitment to roles, and the ability to morph and change himself when he needs to. It's about dedication and commitment and a passion. -Colin Morgan

I admire Brad Pitt. He hasn't just done leading-man hunky roles; he's done a lot of edgier things. I like playing people with a dark side. -Corey Sevier

You can admire people for sure, and they're worth admiring, but you need to find that special thing about yourself. It takes working hard, getting the technique, and learning to sing and all that stuff, but the master class is about bringing yourself to the role. -Susan Egan

I want all my films to look distinctly different, like some other directors I admire. But in a way, I can't really take myself completely out of the movies I make. -Imtiaz Ali

My readers often tell me that what they admire about my books is my ability to write from so many points of view. My challenge to myself is whether I'll ever be able to write a novel just from one point of view. It seems impossible. -Julia Glass

I must say, to my great surprise and pleasure, I deeply loved making movies in the United States because of all the opportunities it gave me to work with people that I admire as artists. -Denis Villeneuve

The more forcibly I'm made aware of the fact that I'll never be the kind of storyteller I most admire, the less I'll be troubled by that. I'll probably just become more myself. -Helen Oyeyemi

I like to get suggestions on what to read. I'll look at Twitter, people I like, people I admire… I'll go and research the book, download it on my phone and read it while I'm on the road. -Vance Joy

No place is perfect, but I admire Oahu for its offering of the tropical and the urban, and then its Asian-inflected culture and cuisines. -Chang-Rae Lee

Although finding fruit flies in your wine or beer can be a bit annoying, I hope people will pause to admire the tenacity of these clever little creatures. They are really just hungry animals looking for something to eat, and have no intention of ruining your happy hour. -Michael Dickinson

I love wisdom. And you can never be great at anything unless you love it. Not be in love with it, but love the thing, admire the thing. And it seems that if you love the thing, and you don't just want to possess it, it will find you. -Maya Angelou

My dad was a big admirer of Sergeant York stories from the First World War. -Clint Eastwood

There's been a lot of talk about Jack White wanting to work with me, and I've always admired him, and of course, he lives in Nashville, too. -Dolly Parton

I don't usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey changey stuff,' she was right: there was nothing there. -Noam Chomsky

I admire Ralph Nader and Denis Kucinich very much, and insofar as they bring up issues and carry out an educational and organisational function – that's important, and fine, and I support it. -Noam Chomsky

I like dialogue that is slightly more brittle than life. I have always admired and wished to write one of those 1940s film scripts where every line is written with a sharpness and economy that is frankly artificial. -Tom Stoppard

One of the things that I have admired about India is the spiritualism of the people. -Stephen Covey

I've been very lucky to put women that I sincerely admire on the cover of 'Vogue:' the then First Lady and now Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and, more recently, First Lady Michelle Obama. Those were benchmarks for the magazine, and certainly covers that I've been very, very proud of. -Anna Wintour

There have been many people whom I have admired, emulated and even modeled parts of my life after. I study how they do things, and then I go through a period of 'trying on' those same thinking patterns and behaviors. After awhile, what is not essentially me falls away while the useful parts remain. -Jack Canfield

Both my parents were immigrants, as were many of their friends, the parents of the children with whom I grew up. Of course I respect and admire immigrants and their undeniable contributions to America, as we all should. -Jan C. Ting

All Americans are either immigrants or descendants of ancestors who came from somewhere else, including Native Americans. We should all respect and admire immigrants. -Jan C. Ting

I've always admired the kind of guy who moves into a place and restores it. Thanks to my efforts, the guy who moves into mine will have a chance to do just that. -Michael Feldman

I'm a great admirer of 'The Simpsons.' It's very surprising because it's backed by a right-wing television company in the U.S., and quite often it's poking fun at the people who would be its audience. -Peter Higgs

I studied in Britain and spent great moments of my life there as a student living in Belsize Park. I admire the British trait of the stiff upper lip in the face of adversity. My wife studied in Britain, too, and both of us have many friends there. -Asif Ali Zardari

There's not a lot of other stuff I admire about his content, but there's something about Howard Stern and his perseverance in a very difficult industry. He does tickle me in certain ways with humor. -Ashleigh Banfield

Harry Truman, who was a Bible-believing Christian Zionist, defied the secretary of state he so admired, George C. Marshall, and won a place in Israel's history by recognizing the new state 11 minutes after it declared its independence in 1948. -Elliott Abrams

I admire traveling; I appreciate it a lot. -Theophilus London

I admire natural, untouched beauty. -Theophilus London

I admire those old road dogs, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan. That's their life. -Robbie Robertson

In June 2010, after more than 38 years in uniform, in the midst of commanding a 46-nation coalition in a complex war in Afghanistan, my world changed suddenly – and profoundly. An article in 'Rolling Stone' magazine depicting me, and people I admired, in a manner that felt as unfamiliar as it was unfair, ignited a firestorm. -Stanley A. McChrystal

I have a company that does design and animation, so obviously graffiti is definitely an intricate part of what we admire and respect in the art world. -Mick Ebeling

Joseph Bazalgette created a sewer system which he originally sized for London's needs of the time – he then doubled it to anticipate the future beyond. These are the qualities that I admire. -Norman Foster

I was of the generation where most of the Disney princesses and female characters were not girls that I admired. They just weren't characters I looked up to and identified with. -Angelina Jolie

Among contemporaries, I hugely admire Alice Munro, our Chekhov, Saul Bellow, Philip Roth, and John Updike, American masters all. I also believe that the voice of Gordon Lish is astoundingly original and sorrowful. -Cynthia Ozick

When I meet someone who I really admire, I enjoy nothing more than trying to connect with them and asking them about their career. I want to know who the people are behind the performances and how they relate to their performances. But it's maybe not as novel as it once was. -Jack Reynor

I've always admired Jeff Bridges. I really like how one can never get a handle on what he's doing. -Bill Hader

Don Cheadle is up there for me. I've met him; he's a cool little dude. I admire his work. -Dule Hill

The day I make movies that Rupert Murdoch likes and admires is the day I'll throw in the towel, because he's got no taste. -Irwin Winkler

What I really admire are people like my daughter, Victoria, who don't give up, who have daily medical challenges and medical conditions. They go on with their lives and make the best of it, not giving up even when it's not easy. -Craig Mello

I have spent a great deal of my life being part of minorities. Some of the people I admire the most in the world have had the courage to defend, against wind and tide, minority viewpoints in those frightening times when any disagreement with universal conformity is identified as treason. -Antonio Munoz Molina

I admire someone like Beyonce. She has amazing commitment. I needed to accept that I probably did not fit into that forum. Doing that 'The Cherry Thing' record was a big part of finding that place where I belong, where I may shine, but I never doubted it was there. -Neneh Cherry

The creation of George Smiley, the retired spy recalled to hunt for just such a high-ranking mole in 'Tinker, Tailor,' was extremely personal. I borrowed elements of people I admired and invested them in this mythical character. I'm such a fluent, specious person now, but I was an extremely awkward fellow in those days. -John le Carre

I love being on camera. And I love knowing what's going on in the world. Diane Sawyer is my favorite. She never seems to lower herself to get the job done. She just always carries herself well. I really admire her. -Carrie Underwood

I try to write like the writers I admire – I rip them off in form. It comes from George Strait and Merle Haggard records, and country music in general is really good at that, the twisted phrase… So I'm always looking for that angle in my own work. -Brad Paisley

I joined the Twitterverse in the second season of 'Dollhouse.' Friends that I admire were already in that space, like Kevin Smith. -Eliza Dushku

I really admire the way the fans have joined me in social justice endeavours and the charitable work that I've been involved in. We've raised over $100,000 on Twitter for our non-profit in Uganda. -Eliza Dushku

I admire a lot of Spanish filmmakers and actors. I grew up watching a lot of Spanish films and novellas, and there's just so much talent out there. -Julie Gonzalo

I admire but don't envy people who have children and also have big, wonderful perfect houses. Maybe Martha Stewart could do it; to me those two things aren't compatible, but I know our children will grow up with a feeling that home is a place of comfort. -Audra McDonald

Jack Welch is someone who I have always admired. In India, Narayana Murthy is someone who I have great respect for. -Kumar Mangalam Birla

I went to a festival pretending to work as a journalist to get free tickets and interview people I really admired. I remember one of these people was Guillermo del Toro. -Juan Antonio Bayona

In 'The Secret Agent,' it's basically a character that was admired by Theodore Kaczynski, which is some fan mail you don't really want to open. This is a man who is a chemist and who specializes in making bombs and despises humanity. -Robin Williams

To be sure, Kennedy did not discount the importance of words in rallying the nation to meet its foreign and domestic challenges. Winston Churchill's powerful exhortations during World War II set a standard he had long admired. Kennedy was hardly unmindful of how important a great inaugural address could be. -Robert Dallek

Turks have long admired the sultan, Mehmet II, for his military triumphs, especially his capture of Constantinople, now known as Istanbul, in 1453. -Stephen Kinzer

I admire my mother for being a single mum. It's ridiculously hard. -Holliday Grainger

Barbra Streisand has accomplished so much, and Dustin Hoffman as well. They are down to earth and approachable. I admire that. -Kevin Hart

'The Black Prism' is a story about two brothers who respect and fear and admire and contend with and shape each other. In other words, it's a story of normal brothers – who happen to be in extraordinary circumstances. -Brent Weeks

I admire the Shabbat tradition, and no matter which faith you are of, there is nothing more wonderful than dedicating a certain day to spend time with your family and loved ones, absent of TV, phone, and other interruptions. -Joyce Giraud

I was never a joiner. I tried – I had people I admired and liked and wanted to hang with, but I ended up starting a theatre company and that took me back to Chicago… I guess I wasn't a scenester in the end. Something must have worked out right, as I'm still here – but I'm only a binge socialite. -John Cusack

I would love to have been a painter in the tradition of the surrealist painters who I admire so much. -J. G. Ballard

I admired anyone who could unsettle people. -J. G. Ballard

I really looked up to Tina Fey as a writer, and because I did have a background in writing, she is someone whose career I really did admire. -Nasim Pedrad

Tom Sleigh's poetry is hard-earned and well founded. I great admire the way it refuses to cut emotional corners and yet achieves a sense of lyric absolution. -Seamus Heaney

I've always admired the tradition of storytellers who sat in the public market and told their stories to gathered crowds. They'd start with a single premise and talk for hours – the notion of one story, ever-changing but never-ending. -Nicolas Roeg

I've always felt that, although Truffaut was greatly revered and admired, at the same time, in terms of film and how much he loved film, he was underestimated. -Nicolas Roeg

When you admire someone's work, you are amazed by who you think they are. -Nicolas Roeg

Like the Elizabeth I play, Queen Elizabeth is a monarch who actually moves with the times. She gets new information, assimilates it, and changes in order the fit in with the way the world is moving. I admire that. -Samuel Barnett

I admire Brad Pitt. He hasn't just done leading-man hunky roles; he's done a lot of edgier things. -Corey Sevier

I grew up as a kid looking at artists like David Bowie and Prince; I really admired them. -Tessa Thompson

There are certainly contemporaries that I admire, like Emily Blunt. I think she is amazing. -Rosamund Pike

Perhaps misguidedly, I always admire the people who are so polished. -Rosamund Pike

I really admire paintings that look like an actual snapshot – I think that's just extraordinary. -Samuel Barnett

I guess I've grown to admire Queen Elizabeth II more. I've always struggled with my feelings about the Royal Family. I am a supporter. I'm not someone who thinks we should get rid of them. But what I've struggled with is the lack of emotionality that the Queen seems to share. -Samuel Barnett

I surround myself with people I admire and respect. I have never tried to make anything happen. I don't know how long 'Urinetown' will run on Broadway, and I find myself strangely unconcerned about it. -Spencer Kayden

I admire Tom Ades: he's a brilliant conductor, and he gets just the right hard, brilliant sound from the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for Russian music. -Charles Hazlewood

I think I've always been ambitious. It just looks different on me. You know, I have friends who are actresses who go to every party they possibly can to be photographed and really try to make every connection they can, and I admire that and sometimes I wish I had a little bit more of that. Sometimes I feel like I don't have enough ambition. -Jessica Pare

I admire 'Adventure Time' for being a piece of art in the way that I think art should be. If you want to see it is poetry, you can, and if you don't, you can watch a fun cartoon. -Rebecca Sugar

I'm not a girly girl, never have been. I really admire those who love to frock up. -Deborah Mailman

I admire actors that consistently challenge themselves and play a wide range of different roles. Every actor has a reason for being an actor… it's boring to play the same person over and over again. People like Daniel Day Lewis, who completely transform time and time again, I look up to. -Joe Dempsie

The actors I admire, like Ben Kingsley or Daniel Day-Lewis, they totally reinvent themselves in every part. I hope I get a chance to do that. -Lucy Punch

I wish I was a more religious person. I really admire Martin Sheen for his Catholicism. It's such a bedrock. I wish I had that in my life. -Rob Lowe

As a songwriter, you try your best to write a good song, and you like nothing better than hearing a good song. It's easy to admire a great song, and you want to share out of enthusiasm. -Lyle Lovett

Throughout human history, people have developed strong loyalties to traditions, rituals, and symbols. In the most effective organizations, they are not only respected but celebrated. It is no coincidence that the most highly admired corporations are also among the most profitable. -Rosabeth Moss Kanter

When people are in the midst of really heavy stuff and still have a sense of humor, I admire that. -Ted Danson

I live in New York, and the only live animals you see are cockroaches, rats and pigeons, which I admire immensely. When I see an animal that thrives in the garbage, I feel relief; in our urban environment, other animals are dying out. -Isabella Rossellini

I love Bob Altman. I always admired him so much because I always thought he was a genuine voice. -Malcolm McDowell

I admire people's marriages, and I think it's a wonderful thing to have, but I don't think it's the only way to live. I think there are many ways to live and many ways to establish intimate support in your life that can be from family or friends or great roommates that you like. -Linda Ronstadt

My father worked real hard. I admired him. My father taught me you needed to work with your brain and not your back. I've made that a passion. -Don Cornelius

I am a great admirer of mystery and magic. Look at this life – all mystery and magic. -Harry Houdini

The writers we tend to universally admire, like Beckett, or Kafka, or TS Eliot, are not very prolific. -John Updike

If I had a choice, I'd rather be admired less and have my husband tormented less. I'd prefer that people concentrate on a fair assessment of him and his Presidency. -Pat Nixon

I don't have time to worry about who I admire or who I identify with. -Pat Nixon

When I look at women, older than I am, in their 50s, 60, 70s, 80s, and I see women that I admire, I think, 'Oh, I get it; that's how I'm going to be.' I'm not scared. I want to be that. -Annette Bening

It's not that I don't like American pop; I'm a huge admirer of it, but I think my roots came from a very English and Irish base. Is it all sort of totally non-American sounding, do you think? -Kate Bush

I don't know if likeable, pleasant characters have enough conflict for me to want to do them. I admire those people, but I've never been that kind of screen presence who can do nothing. I need to do something. -Michael Douglas

I'd always admired the intellectuals who had made the transition into politics – Mario Vargas Llosa in Peru, Vaclav Havel in the Czech Republic, Carlos Fuentes in Mexico – but I knew that many of them had failed, and in any event, I wasn't exactly in their league. -Michael Ignatieff

Some of our finest leaders were not intellectuals at all, and I admire them enormously because they weren't. Harry Truman wasn't. -Michael Ignatieff

Among the great names that adorn the roll of Nobel prize-winners in Medicine is that of Otto Meyerhof, my admired teacher and friend, to whose inspiration, guidance and encouragement I owe so very much. -Severo Ochoa

I would love to work with Johnny Depp. I really admire him as an actor, and personally, in my opinion, his portrayal of Captain Jack Sparrow is one of greatest performances given by an actor. I love his creative sense and the way he creates a character, so it would be a dream come true to work with him. -Caroline Sunshine

I'm a slow learner. When people are so talented or facile at picking up an instrument and playing covers, like Yo La Tengo, I admire that. But I could never do that. -Kim Gordon

Janet Malcolm's probably the writer I most admire and who's most influenced me. -Helen Garner

To be able to work with people who I have respected and admired, to be a part of something like the Cannes Film Festival, is surreal and brilliant. -Luke Evans

People always lean toward who's the best guitar player, who's the best singer? I don't see it that way. They're all the best, you know? They've all gotten your attention, you've admired them, you've tried to sing like them. That makes them the best, each and every one of 'em. -Gregg Allman

I admire politicians. It is a really tough assignment, and I would fall at the first fence. -Joanna Lumley

I've listened to Eminem rap. That's not daily fare for me, but I can't help but admire how vivid what he does is. My own taste goes a little more toward Norah Jones. -Lesley Gore

All of the great writers whom I admire have died. I guess the most recent one would be Marquez. -Sam Shepard

I've always been fascinated by totalitarian regimes. I'm not an admirer of them. -Sue Townsend

I'd always imagined that one day I would be a father, but mostly it was off my radar. I admired friends who had somehow figured out how to cross that threshold. -Nick Flynn

The toppling of idols – even respectable, admired, best-practice, fastest-growing idols – is always the road to liberation. -John Ortberg

Jesus' life as a foot-washing servant would eventually lead to the adoption of humility as a widely admired virtue. -John Ortberg

If you can be a good role model for people, well, great. You try and live your sporting life and the rest of your life as well as you can, and if it's something that people admire, well, fantastic. I don't sit at home and think about it too much, though – there's plenty of other things in my life going on. -Brian O'Driscoll

I so admire the discipline, the work ethic, and the sacrifices fighters make to master all aspects of mixed martial arts. -Tami Hoag

I admire James Franco. I admire somebody like Jack Nicholson. Anyone who just does movies for the sake of making movies and takes big risks. -Jack Kilmer

When I decided I wanted to go to drama school, I realized that a lot of the actors whose careers I really admire and whose work I really admire were English and English trained. I felt there was a real vocational feel to work in the U.K. -Ben Schnetzer

I would love to be a singer if I had the talent for it. I'd love to be a graphic designer if I had the talent for it. Those are things I've always just admired – the work of other artists. -Dan Bucatinsky

I admire people who can step out on their own and work alone – that takes a lot of guts. But I'd rather have the camaraderie on and off camera of working as a part of a group. -Sarah Baker

I admire the work of brilliant actresses such as Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, who have had such varied careers. They have never stopped working, and they are as great today as they ever were. -Cate Blanchett

Passion is a quality I admire in a woman. -Cate Blanchett

I am a fan of the Coen brothers. I'm not a fanatic. I'm a big admirer. They create unique worlds, and there is a real atmosphere to their films. Not everyone can get that. That's a massive part of their appeal: you can recognise them. Like all the great directors or artists, you know it when you see it. -Martin Freeman

I really admire people who have long-distance relationships. It's an incredible achievement. I couldn't do it. -Rita Ora

I jabbered too much in class about all the Russian writers whom I admired for being, among other things, uncouth and somewhat humorously melodramatic, such as Gogol and Dostoyevsky, just as it was in my own household when I was growing up. -Richard Elman

When I began writing in the mid-1960s, I thought it was not important for readers to know whether I was male or female. Also, I was a great admirer of E.B. White, so I may have thought that it would bring me luck to submit my first manuscript as 'E.L.' But if I were starting out today, I would use my first name. -E. L. Konigsburg

There are two trilogies I admire: Robertson Davies's 'The Deptford Trilogy' and Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials.' -Amy Bloom

I admire American literature, both contemporary and classic – 'Moby-Dick' is just about the best book in the world – and I admire British literature for its insistence on dealing with social class. It may have been an influence. -Per Petterson

The last thing a young artist should do in poetry or any other field is think about what's in style, what's current, what are the trends. Think instead of what you like to read, what do you admire, what you like to listen to in music. What do you like to look at in architecture? Try to make a poem that has some of those qualities. -Robert Pinsky

I am a frustrated saxophone player. If I could, I would abandon all of my books, and I would trade it all if I could play the way people I admire play. -Robert Pinsky

I admire Miken's exceptional engineering capabilities and was drawn to their passion for hockey and drive to be the best in all they do. -Brett Hull

I believe in a world where there are no heroes, and I've read and know humanity a lot. There are moments that I admire in a person courage, intellect, hard work. These are the qualities I admire in an intellectual, in a writer, and there are so many people who have these things. -Orhan Pamuk

When I came to the industry, many directors like Krishna Vamsi and Puri Jagannath had encouraged me a lot. Krishna Vamsi is my mentor, and I admire him. That's why I give chances to new directors. -Ravi Teja

I admire Virginia Woolf so much that I wonder why I don't like her more. She makes the inner things real, she does illumine, and she makes relationships realities as well as people. But I remember the intensity, the thrill, with which I read 'Passage to India.' How I would have hated anyone who took the book away from me. -Susan Glaspell

Look at The Beatles: how they struggled, how they worked in order to become such a good little band. And that's why they had such longevity and are still admired today. -Bjorn Ulvaeus

I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he's a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He's also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor. -Max von Sydow

I admire people who are creative. -Luise Rainer

The men and women of my generation are heirs to that great collective success which has been admired worldwide and of which we are so proud. It is now up to us to pass it on to the coming generations. -Felipe VI of Spain

I can't understand the conditions of a corporate product being designed and getting millions. I admire it, it's great, but I don't know how to do that. I have to have the wheel. -Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

I've met some incredible people who I really admire. -Taron Egerton

Before I really even understood what the term meant, I wanted to be wealthy. I wanted to be able to drive the beautiful old Rolls-Royces my father admired when I was a child. -John Caudwell

Wal-Mart is an amazing success story. What I particularly admire very much about the late Sam Walton was his policy of valuing his employees. Giving value to employees is very rare in the retail industry. I also admire the strategies Walton used to build up his discount store concept. -Tadashi Yanai

The Asian brand, which I admire for having become a global success, is Samsung. In comparison, we're just starting, but I believe that we at Uniqlo will be the next Asian brand to do well globally. -Tadashi Yanai

As I'm studying magic, juggling is mentioned repeatedly as a great way to acquire dexterity and coordination. Now, I had long admired how fast and fluidly jugglers make objects fly. So that's it. I'm 14; I'm becoming a juggler. -Philippe Petit

I really admire medical people. They have a great sense of humour, and they just have to get on with it. -Neve McIntosh

No design, no matter how common or seemingly insignificant, is without its adamant critics as well as its ardent admirers. -Henry Petroski

In my office, I have a very beautiful marble bust of Seneca. I always have my eye on him when I'm taking phone calls. He's one of the many philosophers I've always read and admired. -Brunello Cucinelli

I always admire people who have passion. -Lesley Nicol

Terry Gilliam is someone I'd always deeply admired. I saw his films when I was a child. -Gwendoline Christie

When I first read Anne Frank's 'Diary of a Young Girl,' I saw for the first time that a girl could be a writer and that it had something to do with survival and with ethics and fighting against evil. I admired her, though her diary remained terrifying and mysterious to me. She was a character in a real fairy tale – fairy tales are brutal. -Kate Bernheimer

Reviewers try to square the antics of a writer's life with the antics in the fiction. Even satirical verbal play is too often read and admired as autobiographical expression. And thanks to the democratic exposures of the web, it's easier than ever to document private experiences and divulge the most intimate secrets. -Joanna Scott

I met PJ Harvey when I was in England, and the first thing I want to do when I meet a songwriter I admire is to ask them how do they receive songs. -Valerie June

Ease is something that I think many admire in other people, in sports or whatever it may be. -Peter Riegert

I am an admirer of haiku, and I'm a great admirer of Japanese literature in general. -Richard Flanagan

In all the writers I admire, the common detonator is their courage to walk naked. -Richard Flanagan

I tend to be shy in asking people for photos – other actors that I really like and admire. -Matt McGorry

I think it is perfectly natural for any artist to admire intensely and love a young man. It is an incident in the life of almost every artist. -Oscar Wilde

I always liked Barbara Howar and admired her spunk. I know that she considered me – and Alice Roosevelt Longworth – an exception to her negative feelings about Washington widows and single women, whom she basically found dispensable. -Katharine Graham

I have admired David Bromley's work for years. He possesses such a wild and vivid imagination and really sees the beauty in everything. -Mallory Jansen

As far as people I'd like to work with, the list is endless. I think to work with Steve McQueen would be amazing, and then some of the U.K. talent we have: Eddie Marsan, Olivia Colman, both of whom I have met and admired for a long time. We're very blessed in this country; there is so much talent for people to work with and learn from. -James Norton

MoMA is one of the world's most admired cultural institutions. -Martin Winterkorn

I admire actresses like Jennifer Lawrence, who says what she thinks. -Lily James

I've admired Anthony Hopkins for so long, and when I finally got to meet him in person, I became totally immobile and speechless! I stood there looking at him and couldn't say a word. -Bryce Dallas Howard

Everywhere I go, I always look for creative entrepreneurs, whether it's artisans and craftsmen, small farmers and gardeners, or restaurateurs who use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. I admire the courage and self-reliance it takes to start your own business and make it succeed. -Martha Stewart

Living in a cultural milieu where the foreign writers most widely available and admired were Russian, I came very late to postwar American writers, and I had great trouble with the canonically exalted white male writers I tried first. -Pankaj Mishra

I suppose I could admire all these slow Seattle drivers for their safety-mindedness, consideration for others, and peace of mind. Instead, I'm a fury of annoyance. -Maria Semple

The elegance of a really good screenplay, I admire it. I can't do it. -Janet Fitch

When poetry is on the money, 12 words can slay you. I admire that greatly. -Daniel Woodrell

The whole idea of a festival to me is that filmmakers get to interact. You see someone strolling, you get to meet them and tell them you like their work, you admire their story. -Seymour Cassel

I just like to sit and admire my garden; it's so well kept by my gardener and my girlfriend. -Anton du Beke

There are lots of people whose style I admire, although I'd never dress like them. Chloe Sevigny is probably the most stylish woman ever, and Lady Gaga is amazing – it's fun to watch what she's going to wear next. -Eliza Doolittle

A decent man who doesn't consider himself a bigot can indeed be trained to behave like a bigot if he welcomes feedback exclusively from those who consider bigotry no big deal or, indeed, an attribute to be admired. -Adam-Troy Castro

In the high level cartoon world, my number one admired hero would be Chas Addams – really a top, top artist that the 'New Yorker' was lucky to find and employ. -Peter Beard

I admire personalities. Some politicians who are only great mice are just persons. -Milos Zeman

I always admired Hugh Jackman as an actor in movies but also in theatre because I'm a big fan of Broadway musicals. -Tao Okamoto

I was a big admirer of F.D.R. He saved Britain. -Kenneth Branagh

We were raised in a family that had high aspirations for their children, and those high aspirations tended to be along the lines of service and high-minded beliefs, living up to your responsibilities. Both my Danforth grandparents admired service very much. -William Henry Danforth

I have, for a very long time, been a huge admirer of Marilynne Robinson, whose work I just love. -Phil Klay

John Lee Hancock is someone that I had admired from afar. I think he is a wonderful director… in the tradition I would say both of Clint Eastwood and Frank Capra. -Alison Owen

I am growing handsome very fast indeed! I expect I shall be the belle of Amherst when I reach my 17th year. I don't doubt that I shall have perfect crowds of admirers at that age. Then how I shall delight to make them await my bidding, and with what delight shall I witness their suspense while I make my final decision. -Emily Dickinson

It is a wonderful and unexpected honor to receive the Bank of Sweden Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. Receiving this prize with Joseph Stiglitz and George Akerlof, whose work I have learned from and admired, makes it even more gratifying. -Michael Spence

Presently, I really admire Rebecca Warren, the artist. She continues to keep creating wonderful sculpture. And I met her, and she is really cool. -Russell Tovey

The sort of man you will make of yourself, how you will be regarded by the world, whether people will admire and respect or despise you, whether you win the approval or the condemnation of your Maker – all this is in your own hands. -Orison Swett Marden

Experience was my only teacher; I knew little of the modern art movement. When I first saw the works of the Impressionists, van Gogh, van Dongen, and Fauves, I admired it. But I had to seek the true way alone. -Piet Mondrian

With Dad, he was the ultimate wildlife warrior, and we admired him more than anything. -Bindi Irwin

Ai Weiwei, who is both a widely admired conceptual artist and a fearless human-rights activist, has been on the bad side of the Chinese government for years. -Terry Teachout

It feels wonderful to get praise from other authors who I admire, but with each new book, my confidence is always the thing I struggle with the most until I start getting positive feedback from readers. -Chevy Stevens

There was Pauline de Rothschild, who I thought was very fabulous, and Millicent Rogers, the Standard Oil heiress, very chic, very clever, very original. I admired both those women very much. And I had a great example with my mother, who was extremely chic. -Iris Apfel

One of the writers I most admire is Hilary Mantel because in the middle of her career, she just changed paths entirely and became just a totally different novelist. -Hanya Yanagihara

I've always thought that one of the least successful encounters is meeting a writer one admires. For one thing, writers are generally much kinder, more empathetic, more generous people on the page than they are in person. -Hanya Yanagihara

One of the fun things about unreliable narrators is they can be funny. You can admire things about them and laugh with them. -Hanya Yanagihara

When you have little children, you want to tell them about joy and happiness and hope. And then comes the time you want to tell them there are tough moments. I admire people who can do that. -Peter Sis

I recognize that I'm probably the luckiest novelist in recent memory, because Sherman Alexie, a writer I greatly admire, raved about my book on 'The Colbert Report,' and then Mr. Colbert himself urged his viewers to buy it – on his show and on Twitter. -Edan Lepucki

I don't aspire to write like Steve King. Sure, I admire his work, and I think he's a hell of a nice guy; we met shortly after my first Stoker win. I aspire to write like Jonathan Maberry. -Jonathan Maberry

I felt that Balanchine was my father towards me. He was the person I most admired and looked up to. -Patricia McBride

It was a pleasure to meet President Obama and Michelle. I'm not a political person, but I admire what he has done. -Patricia McBride

I admire Pat Shortt as a businessman. Such acumen is unusual for an entertainer. He did all his own deals. I learnt a lot from Pat when I was on the road with him for a year. -Deirdre O'Kane

There is not now, nor I suspect will there ever be, a le Carre novel with ninjas in it. Most serious novelists are wary of including ninjas in their writing. That's a shame, because many much-admired works of modern fiction could benefit from a few. -Nick Harkaway

As a grandson of farmers in downstate Illinois, I have long admired the dedication of farmers to their work and have written about the role of agriculture in American innovation. -Edmund Phelps

I guess I much prefer the path of the contrarian: the guy who goes against the grain a bit. The careers of the people who I admire deeply – like the Coen brothers and Soderbergh – don't repeat themselves, and they make radically different films at times, and I think that's wonderful. -Joe Carnahan

I see a ton of theatre whenever I'm not working to stay inspired. I love feeling like I'm a part of the theatre community and following the work of actors and writers I admire. I'm a big reader, too. -Sarah Steele

Judi Dench has always been the benchmark for me. Everything I have seen her do is incredible. I also really admire Cate Blanchett. In terms of people I have worked with, there is no one more admirable than Hugh Jackman, for his spirit, energy, generosity and hard work. -Laura Donnelly

There's a lot of actors that I admire because they can just switch one second into the character. Then, they go back to jokes, and then they're doing something really dramatic. I can't do that. I have to really focus. -Juan Pablo Di Pace

I started a publishing company just so I could get the phone numbers of everyone that I'd ever admired. -Chris Roberson

There are a number of writers who believe it is their duty to throw as many curve balls at the reader as possible. To twist and twist again. These are the Chubby Checkers of crime fiction and, while I admire the craft, I think that it can actually work against genuine suspense. -Mark Billingham

I admire writers such as Elmore Leonard who can nail a character in three or four lines of dialogue, so he doesn't need pages of back story or clumsy exposition. -Mark Billingham

The people I admire unreservedly are my parents. They are the real pioneers of Africa in many ways. They were born and raised in rural Africa during the colonial period. They are the ones who came to the U.S. long before I did. -Dambisa Moyo

Many of the differences that cause students to be excluded in school are actually the same qualities or skills that other people are going to admire, respect or value about that person in adulthood. -Alexandra Robbins

One of the things I admire about longer stories is the way writers can work with dead time and slower, more idle moments – not only can they feel expansive, they feel lived-in; the unhurried pacing often makes the endings even more resonant and surprising for me. -Molly Antopol

One thing that's always helped quell my writerly anxieties is seeking out interviews with writers I admire. -Molly Antopol

I admire cool renderings of hot topics. -Kathryn Harrison

I admire writers who succeed at what I consider the first demand of art: that the artist vivisect himself without pity, without hesitation, determined to reveal whatever he might find. -Kathryn Harrison

I have long admired Univision – a pioneer in the industry – and recognized the tremendous potential and influence of the burgeoning U.S. Hispanic population. -Randy Falco

I didn't start to work until I realized what it was I had to offer. I stopped imitating performers I admired and started just being myself. -Rob McClure

Now, I admire The Sims as a game, but from a story viewpoint, there are two glaring problems. First, your relationship with those characters is like they're bugs in a jar. There's no empathy. And secondly, you've got this clunky, chemistry-set interface between you and them, with bars to show how tired or angry they are. It's all tell not show. -Dave Morris

Cities are not static objects to be feared or admired, but are instead a living process that residents are changing all the time. -Annalee Newitz

The Church is not an automobile showroom – a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity, or prosperity. It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation. -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

My goal was always to be working on the biggest stage in the world: Hollywood. Even when I was doing 'The Bill,' I approached the work like it was a Hollywood classic such as 'Training Day' or 'Boyz n the Hood.' So to have worked with some of the greats I've admired, such as Forest Whitaker, Kathy Bates, Cuba Gooding Jr., etc., it warms me. -Aml Ameen

There are many actors I admire, but I always look at people who have done a variety of roles – people such as Simon Russell Beale or Ralph Fiennes. -Rupert Evans

I always think people who stretch themselves are interesting. That's something to admire, isn't it? -Rupert Evans

Many of the writers I admire – Melville, Dickinson, Kafka – were virtually invisible during their lifetimes. Art, I think, often has to dance around in the void. -Jerome Charyn

J. J. Abrams is a director that I've admired for a long time, from the very first scripts he wrote – including 'Regarding Henry,' which I was in. -Harrison Ford

I admire him so much; if I was ever going to have a dude-crush, it would be on George Clooney. I mean, I don't think you can avoid it. It's like a superpower – he just sucks anybody in around him. -John Krasinski

In one way or another, President Obama's critics will dog him all the way to Oslo for the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, and even his admirers will continue to have doubts about his accomplishments if not his promise. -Tom Brokaw

V. S. Pritchett was one of the most admired, fun, talked-about writers of the 20th century: he was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his work with prose. He was born in 1900, wrote till he died in 1997, and has been tidily forgotten ever since. This is a real shame. -Darin Strauss

One evening, after my wife and son had gone out for a walk, I decided to have a talk with my neighbor, who I believe was murdered. I had gotten to know and admire him by listening to people talk about him. He seemed a wonderful person with much to give. -Poe Ballantine

Sometimes the books most restrained about sex, even deeply scandalized by it, can whisper to us with the greatest hidden force. I am a huge admirer of the recently deceased, always underranked Evan S. Connell. -Allan Gurganus

I'm a great admirer of Primo Levi's work. It's always mind-boggling, the idea of how much pain people can endure and still come back from the edge with a sense of humor, with this tremendous animal desire we have to get on with life. -Allan Gurganus

Simplicity – that's what I want. It's been a rare commodity for me for a number of years, but I enjoy being able to hang out with my girl, read the newspaper, and sit back and start to read a book by someone I admire, like Lawrence Krauss or Christopher Hitchens. And that's it – simplicity, where the game of Hollywood doesn't exist. -Johnny Depp

When I can focus on something like guitar or painting, I do. I started painting people I admire, like Kerouac, Bob Dylan, Nelson Algren, Marlon Brando, Patti Smith, my girl, my kids. -Johnny Depp

William Faulkner, Muriel Spark, Richard Yates, William Styron, James Salter, Alice Munro. They're very different writers, and I admire them for different reasons. The common thread, I guess, is that they remind me what's possible, why I wanted to write fiction in the first place. -Jennifer Haigh

I admire her so much, but I'm not the next Kate Upton. -Charlotte McKinney

To me, the idea of success is to be able to work with people you admire. -Xavier Dolan

Taylor Swift – I can't say enough good things about her. I admire her so much as a person and as a role model for young women. -Martha Hunt

In New York, I run into Packers fans who have never lived in Wisconsin, Canadiens fans who have never lived in La Belle Province, Celtics fans who admire Russell and Bird and Pierce but have no trace of a Boston accent. -George Vecsey

Three of the brightest baseball pitchers of their times staged comebacks without much success – David Cone, Jim Bouton and Jim Palmer – but there was room to admire their quixotic gesture. -George Vecsey

Born in 1910, Wilfrid Thesiger spent his childhood in Ethiopia, or Abyssinia, as it was then called, where his father was an important and much-admired British official. -Michael Dirda

Angela Bassett is a friend of mine and someone who I truly admire tremendously in terms of her work and her choices. -Tasha Smith

I don't feel when I'm writing that I'm drawing from any other writer, but of course I must be. The writers I've admired have been not so very different from myself: Evelyn Waugh, for example, that kind of crystalline prose. And I've always admired W. Somerset Maugham more than any other writer. -Charles McCarry

I think irony precludes really feeling deeply about anything. I just didn't want to be that kind of writer who found nothing that wasn't worth indictment. I admire Willa Cather so much because she was unafraid to have big feelings and put them on the page. I just want to be able to believe in things. -Tony Earley

We help Chinese companies grow their customers abroad. They use Facebook ads to find more customers. For example, Lenovo used Facebook ads to sell its new phone. In China, I also see economic growth. We admire it. -Mark Zuckerberg

I really admire people who have a natural sense of style. They have a super power. -Rachel Bloom

Real novelists, those we admire, those we consider timeless in their language and character and scene, those who receive accolades for inventive language and form, have writing lives we imagine in specific ways. -Susan Straight

Historically, the women who have been the great painters of the canon have very often have been the wives or daughters of supportive men. Like Artemisia, whose father was a very established painter. I will say that the two current contemporary artists I admire the most are women: Kara Walker and Swoon. -Molly Crabapple

I always admired very much the virtuosity in Strauss because, really, he's a master of using the orchestra. And I like virtuosity, I must say, even if the taste of the music is not always mine. -Pierre Boulez

Mrs. Thatcher was a powerful figure at the time I was a student in London. And I admire her versatility and strength. -Tsai Ing-wen

Lies can be wonderful things, and when a lie is told artfully, if it's done with a degree of craftsmanship, I can't help but admire the liar. -Patrick deWitt

I started off in drama, and there are so many women that I admire. Women in this industry are gladiators. Cicely Tyson, Viola Davis, Taraji Henson, Regina Hall, Regina King. -Bresha Webb

I don't think there's any better education than learning the intimate details of the lives of people who you most admire. -Brandon Stanton

I didn't agree with what Joe McCarthy was trying to do, but I sure did admire his methods. -M. Stanton Evans

Catch-22's admirers cross boundaries – ideological, generational, geographical. -Christopher Buckley

It's always tricky, meeting an author you've admired. -Christopher Buckley

I have always admired women that have a strong sense of self, complemented by femininity. I especially appreciate the presence of these women in traditionally male-dominated industries, such as real estate. -Ivanka Trump

I love film. I've always been enchanted by doing film. It's something I grew up watching – classics and directors I admire – so that's something I've always been passionate about. -Rami Malek

If a man sees a woman with red lipstick, he admires her, but often he won't feel like kissing her. -Monica Bellucci

I am going to miss Don Shula. I like him, and I admire him. I'm going to miss looking those 53 yards across the field and thinking, 'There is a coaching legend.' -Marv Levy

I really admire Airbnb as a pioneer of the sharing economy and for building community. They've found an elegant way to help hosts make more money and for guests to have authentic experiences. It brings those people together in a unique way. -Logan Green

I'm a big admirer of S21, and I really also like Rithy Panh's work in general. -Joshua Oppenheimer

We are constantly – in order to cope with painful realities – shuffling through third-rate, half-remembered fantasies taken from movies, from TV, from people we admire. We do this individually, we do it collectively – we tell stories to escape our most painful truths. -Joshua Oppenheimer

I'm not sure I have a role model per se, but I do deeply admire every woman who raises children and has to walk for water. -Anna D. Shapiro

When I think about filmmakers and actresses that I have admired my whole life, I've admired their entire body of work. -Dakota Johnson

I registered as a Republican when I turned 18 because of Ronald Reagan – he was the president at the time; I admired what he stood for. I respected him. -Brian Sandoval

One of the things I most admire about America is they have created a genuine melting pot society, a country of opportunity; you can be of any religion, colour, ethnicity, persuasion and make it to the top of your chosen field. And that's something I admire about America and hope they continue with. -David Cameron

Any person I idolise, or I really admire their work, I want to beat them… For me, going through my years, I made sure to idolise myself… So when you're in a race, you have to make sure that you think you are the favourite to win. You have to have that confidence. -Alia Atkinson

I have learned to know God. I have recast my social belief… All my admirers are married; most of my friends are dead; and I stand with all the world before me, where to choose a path to make in it. -Florence Nightingale

The more I see of deer, the more I admire them as mountaineers. They make their way into the heart of the roughest solitudes with smooth reserve of strength, through dense belts of brush and forest encumbered with fallen trees and boulder piles, across canons, roaring streams, and snow-fields, ever showing forth beauty and courage. -John Muir

During my first years in the Sierra, I was ever calling on everybody within reach to admire them, but I found no one half warm enough until Emerson came. I had read his essays, and felt sure that of all men he would best interpret the sayings of these noble mountains and trees. Nor was my faith weakened when I met him in Yosemite. -John Muir

I met Pierre Curie for the first time in the spring of the year 1894… A Polish physicist whom I knew, and who was a great admirer of Pierre Curie, one day invited us together to spend the evening with himself and his wife. -Marie Curie

The true artist is not proud: he unfortunately sees that art has no limits; he feels darkly how far he is from the goal, and though he may be admired by others, he is sad not to have reached that point to which his better genius only appears as a distant, guiding sun. -Ludwig van Beethoven

My late father Rev. James Thomas McGlowan was the inspiration behind 'Bamboozled.' My father admired Frederick Douglass' courage and his bravery in the face of adversity. -Angela McGlowan

I was totally dominated and revered my father. I admired everything he did. He was a great sports person. He loved me. I was his only boy at that time, before my brother Billy came along. -Jimmy Carter

If I go to Italy, I will certainly request to meet with Pope Francis, whom I admire very much. -Jimmy Carter

There were a few models who used to stay close to my building. I used to admire them and tell my friends that I did. Those models told me get into modeling. -Juhi Chawla

It's been interesting for me because when I served in government before, I served in the White House. This time, I ended up serving in an agency, and it just made me respect and admire how much happens and that happens every day with people who don't even know all the work that's going on. -Cheryl Mills

What I admire most about Hillary is that she never buckles under pressure. She never takes the easy way out. And Hillary Clinton has never quit on anything in her life. And when I think about the kind of president that I want for my girls and all our children, that's what I want. -Michelle Obama

I grew up reading – and loving – stories by Andre Norton. I admired and idolised her from afar. Her stories helped shape my own internal world. -Cecilia Dart-Thornton

High tech is for a short time. But art is forever. People still admire a Picasso or a Van Gogh. But they don't admire the steam locomotive anymore. -Barry Lam

In many joyfully-admired recent novels, love appears as little more than sex-manual instruction. -Paul Horgan

I am a great admirer of most of the judges in Britain. -Theresa May

Even before I could vote, I was involved in the political arena. My father was an admirer of Adlai Stevenson, and he took me to the Stevenson for President headquarters, and he volunteered me. That was my introduction to electoral politics, which was exciting and fun and thrilling and very theatrical. -George Takei

Many of the novelists I admire never left their hometown. Look at Flannery O'Connor. So many of the great Russians never left Russia. Shakespeare never left England. The list goes on. -Jhumpa Lahiri

I admire Obama. -Nicola Sturgeon

Like most writers, I've read a lot of Hemingway, and I admire him greatly. -Rachel Kushner

The people I admire most are those doing outstanding things for the poorest children, such as Michael Wilshaw at Mossbourne academy, Dan Moynihan and all those at the Harris academies, and those at chains such as Ark and the Haberdashers, who are driving up standards in the poorest areas. -Michael Gove

The successful men I admired all built their bodies. -Dwayne Johnson

I remember the first time I saw Robert De Niro at a party. I didn't want to run over and shake his hand. I wanted to admire him from a distance. Later, I ended up making a movie with him, and that was fantastic. -Jason Statham

I tend to leave people alone that I admire. -Jason Statham

I very much admire Uri Ariel. I think he's a man of principles, and effective, and I love him. -Naftali Bennett

I'm pretty tough and picky when it comes to actors that I admire. -Brie Larson

I adored my mother. I absolutely adored her and admired her. -Richard Attenborough

Most students of Kissinger find it hard to say anything about Kissinger that isn't about the man himself. He is such an outsize figure that he eclipses his own context, leading his many biographers, critics, and admirers to focus nearly exclusively on the quirks of his personality or his moral failings. -Greg Grandin

My goal is to write one book of fiction, and that's all I want to do. It takes so much time, and I don't really have enough time. But I admire writers so much. -Jose James

In person, my father is so friendly, so considerate, so funny, and so real. I have admired my father all of my life, and I love him with all my heart. -Tiffany Trump

I admire honesty more than any other trait. -Jerry Reinsdorf

I think I'm actually much too shy to do any performance art. I admire the big swings those guys take, but I'm not a one-man band. -Jason Bateman

Jay-Z has kind of shown that you can get to the very top without waiting, without following rules. In fact, it's better if you don't. People will admire you more if you break the rules. -George Packer

So many movies get made, and so many go to VOD, which is a market I admire. -James Wan

While there are certainly things that I admire and respect in each of the remaining candidates, I believe Donald Trump is the candidate best poised to make America great again. -Scott DesJarlais

I am certainly humbled to receive the American Voice Award and join the ranks of so many people that I admire. -Marcia Fudge

After receiving strong encouragement from numerous people that I respect and admire, discussing with my family, and seriously considering it, I have decided not to run for the 12th Congressional District, a seat currently held by a man I admire very much, Representative Jerry Costello. -Ann Callis

I always admired the tolerance of my family – you know, that they tolerated my dissension for the family consensus. -Ehud Olmert

I love creating hideaways. My idea is to go to the most beautiful, unspoilt places, buy the land, and make sure it is never damaged. I've always admired John D. Rockefeller, who bought up tracts of land to ensure they were left wild in perpetuity. -Richard Branson

My teacher, Professor Smil Sommarin, was a fine pedagogue, a very generous person, and a great admirer of Kurt Wicksell. -Bertil Ohlin

People very often say to actors that they admire their careers, and I rather think that what's implied by that is that we have a choice in the matter. When really, most actors, me included, do whatever comes along next. -Roger Rees

I have admired Taufik Hidayat for being exceptionally talented and Hendrawan for being a great player only because of his hard work and dedication. I have always looked up to them as players. -Lin Dan

I look forward to working with Ken Olin, whose work as an actor and director I have always admired. -Thomas Gibson

I love being able to work with other artists I admire, but I have a lot to do on my own before I am willing to make it all about embracing other people. -Selena Gomez

Just because something is on trend doesn't mean you have to embrace it. You can look at it and admire it, but that doesn't mean you have to wear black nail polish or red lipstick. -Aerin Lauder

I think more than comedy, probably more than straight drama, I like horror. And horror I think I'm particularly good at. It's a mistake a lot of directors make, especially young directors. They always want to make the kind of movies that they most admire and aren't necessarily sensitive to what they have the best skill set for. -Scott Derrickson

The building I most admire is the Doges Palace in Venice, both by day and by night. Looking at it from the lagoon, it resembles a floating kilim carpet. I love all the bridges which connect houses, people, gardens and palaces. I also love moats to isolate yourself. A ha-ha for secrecy, as in every English country garden. -Anouska Hempel

Brenda Starr is how I learned to draw. I copied her. I admired her. She had a career. -Marilyn Minter

I own works by women artists; it is hard for me to see, literally to see, how women and men differ in the quality of their work. Why are women artists less known and less admired? -Agnes Gund

I admire Eudora Welty. 'Delta Wedding' is a book I've given as a present to numerous women. Eudora Welty rocks. She writes such jewel-like, fine, refined short stories. -Nell Zink

In the non-Greek stories, Persia, Egypt, even China, Central Asia, in oral traditions and written literature, anyone who fights Amazons admires their courage and beauty, and they want to be allies of the Amazon; they don't wanna kill them. -Adrienne Mayor

I always admire the French and the Italians who are very devoted to their marriages. They take them extremely seriously, but it is understood that there might be other visitors at 5 o'clock in the afternoon. You just never boast about. They never say anything, but that's what keeps marriages together. -Hugh Grant

I admire my fellow judge Paul Hollywood enormously, though we often argue. He believes presentation and uniformity are paramount; I'm more interested in taste. I don't mind if one bun is smaller than the others, or if there's a little pastry cracking, though I don't want a soggy bottom. -Mary Berry

I am very fortunate to work with people I have seen on the screen so many times and admired, and they are in the public eye, and I have seen how they handle it. There are definitely ways to just keep on enjoying the profession and the work. Other people tell me that things are going to change. -Alicia Vikander

The India-China intercourse began from the era of the Eastern Han Dynasty. Both interacted with each other peacefully and conducted scholarly and ideological exchanges. Both loved and admired each other; never had there been a slight clash. -Sun Yat-sen

I pass by people, grazing them on the edges, and it bothers me. I've got to admire someone to really like them deeply – to value them as friends. -Sylvia Plath

Americans resident in China inform us that the ballot box in their country is greatly abused for personal ends, and Chinese admirers of the American Republic have not minutely examined its defects. -Zhang Zhidong

The pilgrim is humble and devout, and human, and charitable, and ready to smile and admire; therefore, he should comprehend the whole of his way, the people in it, and the hills and the clouds, and the habits of the various cities. -Hilaire Belloc

You always try to play it off cool, but even if I think I have a certain laidback body language when I'm meeting someone who I greatly admire, I still have this horrible tendency to go bright red. -Rose Leslie

That's why I loved Dinah Washington. She sung jazz, but they called her the Queen of the Blues. She had the control and sophistication of jazz in her note selection and how to attack a song or certain lines, but then attacked it with a painful force of blues behind it. That's why I admired her so much, because of that versatility. -Andra Day

I both admired my father and his writing, and I saw how much he valued it. -Louis Theroux

I started boxing because of my brother. And then I came to admire the all-time greats, like Roberto Duran and Muhammad Ali. I'd say I admired Ali more than any fighter in my life. -Canelo Alvarez

It's a big responsibility and great motiviation to be a Mexican fighter who is admired, and I thank God for the support I get from Mexicans on both sides of the border. -Canelo Alvarez

I admire people like Kristen Wiig, who is hilarious but also does a lot of really cool films. I would love to have a career like hers. -Victoria Justice

I'm a chronicler of Negroland, a participant-observer, an elegist, dissenter, and admirer; sometime expatriate, ongoing interlocutor. -Margo Jefferson

I like a woman that's capable and at the same time feminine. I admire tomboy qualities but with a feminine touch. -Paul Walker

I'm a patriot. I admire our military, their character, code of honor, belief systems. -Peter Berg

I really admire people who concern themselves more with how they perceive the world rather than how the world perceives them. I think, as an artist, it's very important to do that. You can limit yourself a lot if you spend too much time caring about what people think of you. -Ben Schnetzer

When a director you admire says that he wants to work with you, it's always a compliment, very good for your ego. -Lea Seydoux

I think women are amazing for being able to show what they feel. I admire women who do. I think it's a mistake when women cover their emotions to look tough. I say let's own who we are and use it as a strength. -Gal Gadot

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